Patents Assigned to Omron Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220201875
    Abstract: Provided is a photosensor in which a cable can be easily mounted on a circuit board. A photosensor [[1]] is provided with: a housing [[2]]; a cable [[5]]; a first circuit board [[3]]; and a second circuit board [[4]]. A through-hole [[24]] is formed in the housing [[2]]. The cable [[5]] is inserted into the through-hole [[24]]. The first circuit board [[3]] and the second circuit board [[4]] are accommodated in the housing [[2]]. The first circuit board [[3]] is provided with a first connector [[34]]. The second circuit board [[4]] has a first portion [[41]] and a second portion [[42]]. The cable [[5]] is soldered to the first portion [[41]]. The second portion [[42]] is provided with a second connector [[44]]. The second connector [[44]] is inserted into the first connector [[34]]. The second circuit board [[4]] connects the cable [[5]] and the first circuit board [[3]].
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya TAKAHASHI, Hirotaka NAKASHIMA, Jumpei NAKAMURA, Tomonari KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20220201063
    Abstract: Methods, systems and an apparatus for a web-based interface to an embedded web server that facilitates accessing and presenting complex data on any web-enabled device using standard data communication protocols without disrupting the operation of the data acquisition device in which the web server is embedded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Dziezanowski, Erik S. Lewerenz, Darren Prevost, Matthew Van Bogart
  • Publication number: 20220200875
    Abstract: A communication monitoring system includes a production data generation module, a data collection module, a data analysis module, and a data display module. The production data generation module generates production data representing a condition of production by a production device. The data collection module collects communication data representing a condition of communication on a network to which the production device is connected, and collects the production data. The data analysis module associates the communication data with the production data that are collected by the data collection module, in such a manner that the communication data is synchronized with the production data. The data display module performs a process for displaying the communication data and the production data that are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Hisanori IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20220196870
    Abstract: A metal detector 20 includes a cover 25, a detection signal acquisition unit 31, a determination unit 32, a display unit 24, and a display control unit 34. The cover 25 is removably attached to a tip portion 18 of a handheld power tool 10. The detection signal acquisition unit 31 acquires a detection signal that changes according to the detection strength of rebar W1 in concrete W. The determination unit 32 determines the presence or absence of the rebar W1 on the basis of the acquisition result acquired by the detection signal acquisition unit 31. The display unit 24 displays the presence or absence of the rebar W1 by lighting lamps in different colors. The display control unit 34 controls so as to switch the color of the light displayed on the display unit 24 on the basis of the determination result by the determination unit 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji OKAZAKI, Kohei FUJIO
  • Publication number: 20220196893
    Abstract: A display switching device according to one or more embodiments may display images by switching light illumination from multiple light source positions. The device may include a lens array including multiple lenses that allow passage of light from the light source positions, a display layer including pixel regions that allow passage of light collected on the lenses included in the lens array, and a diffusion layer located opposite to the light source positions with the lens array in between to diffuse passing light. The diffusion layer optically adheres to a layer adjacent to a surface of the diffusion layer nearer the light source positions, or the diffusion layer and the layer adjacent the surface of the diffusion layer nearer the light source positions include the same material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuto MORI, Masayuki SHINOHARA, Gouo KURATA, Hayato YOSHIDA, Masao MISHINA
  • Publication number: 20220197238
    Abstract: Provided is a development support device that enables a user to easily check and easily edit comments on respective elements or the like of an array type variable. The development support device (10) outputs comments on respective array elements as a data format file which is editable in spreadsheet software, by associating the comments with a name of the array type variable and discrimination information for discriminating between the individual array elements with respect to the array type variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo KAGAWA, Kenjiro NAGAO
  • Publication number: 20220196441
    Abstract: In order to save on costs and space when processing analogue signals and pulse signals, a signal measurement unit (2) comprises: an input unit (21) which inputs an electrical signal from a device and selects whether to transmit the signal to an analogue measurement unit (22) or a counting measurement unit (23); the analogue measurement unit which measures voltage as an analogue value; and the counting measurement unit which counts the number of times that the voltage value has equaled or exceeded a first threshold value or the number of times that the voltage value has equaled or fallen below a second threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya KUDO, Hitoshi OBA
  • Publication number: 20220193846
    Abstract: A handheld power tool 10 includes a detection signal acquisition unit 31, a determination unit 32, a display unit 24, a display control unit 34, a motor 14, and a drive control unit 13. The detection signal acquisition unit 31 acquires a detection signal that changes according to the detection strength of rebar W1 in concrete W. The determination unit 32 determines the presence or absence of the rebar W1 based on the acquisition result acquired by the detection signal acquisition unit 31. The display unit 24 displays the presence or absence of the rebar W1 by turning on different lights. The display control unit 34 controls so as to switch the color of the light displayed on the display unit 24 on the basis of the determination result by the determination unit 32. The motor 14 rotationally drives a tip tool 18a that works the concrete W. The drive control unit 13 controls the drive of the motor 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji OKAZAKI, Kohei FUJIO
  • Publication number: 20220196873
    Abstract: A metal detector 20 includes a detection signal acquisition unit 31, a threshold value setting and updating unit 32, and a determination unit 33. The detection signal acquisition unit 31 acquires a detection signal that changes according to the detection strength for a rebar W1 contained in concrete W, on the surface of the concrete W. The threshold value setting and updating unit 32 sets a threshold value in order to determine the presence or absence of the rebar W1 on the basis of the maximum value and/or the minimum value included in the acquisition results for the detection signal acquired by the detection signal acquisition unit 31. The determination unit 33 determines the presence or absence of the rebar W1 by using the threshold value set in the threshold value setting and updating unit 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji OKAZAKI, Kohei FUJIO
  • Publication number: 20220196440
    Abstract: When counting a pulse signal, in order that the communication load and data processing load be suppressed and measurement accuracy be maintained, a counter unit (2) comprises: a measurement unit (21) which counts the number of pulses of a pulse signal, and thus measures an actual value; a comparison unit (22) which determines if the actual value and a target value match; a time information processing unit (23) which, if there is a match, sets the time of the actual value as target time information; and an output unit (24) which outputs the target time information, in a prescribed communication cycle, to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya KUDO
  • Patent number: 11366040
    Abstract: Degradation degree of a bearing mechanism is diagnosed. A diagnosis apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires measurement data relating to vibrations corresponding to a rotation of a bearing mechanism including rolling elements between an outer ring and an inner ring; an extraction unit that extracts a feature amount from a result of performing a frequency analysis on the measurement data; an estimation unit that estimates a size of a scratch generated on the outer ring or the inner ring based on a predetermined relationship between a change of the feature amount and a size of a scratch generated on the outer ring or the inner ring, and based on the feature amount extracted by the extraction unit; and an output unit that outputs an estimation result of the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Maki Endo, Teruyuki Shiraki
  • Patent number: 11368094
    Abstract: This power supply unit of a control system outputs a notification signal to a calculation unit when a time in which an input voltage becomes smaller than a threshold voltage exceeds a prescribed first measurement time. When detecting that a predetermined second measurement time has elapsed after the notification signal has been received, the calculation unit outputs an instruction signal instructing the execution of a process before a stop in preparation for a prescribed stop of power supply, and executes the process before the stop in place of the current process. Settings of the threshold voltage and the second measurement time are configured to be changeable by means of an external operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Ogaki, Seiji Oka, Kenji Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 11363961
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device including: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract an indicator indicating a cardiac state, from data regarding blood pressure waveforms that are consecutively measured by a sensor that is configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat; and a processing unit configured to output the indicator extracted by the indicator extraction unit. The indicator extraction unit is configured to extract a value of a cardiac load indicator for each heartbeat, from the data regarding blood pressure waveforms, and calculate the indicator indicating the cardiac state, based on characteristics related to distribution of values of the cardiac load indicator corresponding to a plurality of heartbeats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: Omron Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 11368603
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device which has: an image input part configured to input a multi-spectral image which includes N (N is an integer of 4 or more) channels corresponding to N bands; a reference vector setting part configured to cause a user to set, as three reference vectors, three types of N-dimensional vectors having sensitivities of the respective N bands as elements; and a conversion part configured to convert the multi-spectral image into a 3-channel image including three channels by decomposing a spectral distribution of each pixel of the multi-spectral image on the basis of the three reference vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Kato
  • Publication number: 20220191289
    Abstract: A control portion (10) of a network equipment (1) attempts, when connected to other equipment, connection by using a predetermined communication parameter through communication portions (11, 12), and in a case that the communication is not established, the control portion (10) executes negotiation and establishes communication with the other equipment by using an agreed communication parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220188534
    Abstract: In evaluation of the print quality of a symbol, the evaluation processing takes time. A symbol evaluation device (5) includes: a decoding unit (52) that decodes a symbol included in an image and thereby identifies reference position information of the symbol; a module position identification unit (53) that identifies a plurality of module positions included in the symbol on the basis of the reference position information of the symbol identified by the decoding unit; and a quality evaluation unit (54) that evaluates the quality of the symbol on the basis of the plurality of module positions identified by the module position identification unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro FUJIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11361424
    Abstract: This neural network-type image processing device is provided with an input layer which comprises one unit where an input image is inputted, an output layer which comprises one unit where an output image is outputted, and multiple intermediate layers which are arranged between the input layer and the output layer and each of which comprises multiple units, the unit of the input layer, the units of the intermediate layers, and the unit of the output layer are fully connected with connection coefficients. The units of the intermediate layers are image processing modules which perform image processing on the image inputted to said units. The input image is inputted from the unit of the input layer, passes through the units of the intermediate layers, and is then outputted as an output image from the unit of the output layer; the connection coefficients are updated with learning based on a backpropagation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Ijiri
  • Patent number: 11360462
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to simplify the transfer of a program that has been edited. A support device, which assists in the development of a program executed by a target device provided in factory automation (FA), carries out a transfer process for transferring the program to the target device. The program includes a control program for controlling a machine and an HMI program for processing a variable used by the control program. When the control program or the HMI program has been edited, the support device simultaneously transfers the control program and the HMI program respectively to a control device and an HMI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yutsuka Shigemori
  • Publication number: 20220179386
    Abstract: In a master device (control device) that employs a configuration list, setup change is performed easily without requiring a complicated operation with respect to a partial change in the configuration of a slave-side system on a slave side. A control unit (11) of a control device (10) is configured to perform communication for inquiring about device information to an address in an active configuration list through a communication unit (12), and determine to be abnormal when the result of the communication with respect to a common portion of a slave-side system (20) is different from the device information in the active configuration list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihisa OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220179385
    Abstract: Provided is a technology with which it is possible to access a function unit to be accessed without ascertaining an IP address of the function unit. Provided is a unit comprising: a communication unit for relaying a communication between an external device connected to a first network and another unit connected to a second network; a setting unit for acquiring address information of the other unit in the second network from the other unit and generating setting information in which the address information is associated with an identifier which substitutes for the address information; and a link information generation unit for generating, on the basis of the identifier, link information used to access information on the other unit from the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihide NISHIYAMA, Yuta NAGATA