Patents Assigned to Omron Corporation
  • Patent number: 11027746
    Abstract: A driver state determination unit of a drive mode switching control device regularly or irregularly determines whether a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in a manual drive mode. The drive mode switching control device determines whether an operation performed by the driver is an emergency override operation or a non-emergency override operation. The drive mode switching control device outputs a switching signal for switching an automatic drive mode to the manual drive mode when a determination result by the driver state determination unit immediately before detection of the emergency override operation is that a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in the manual drive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi Aoi, Tomoyoshi Aizawa, Kazuyoshi Okaji, Hiroshi Sugahara, Michie Uno, Koji Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20210165401
    Abstract: An analysis device according to an aspect of the present disclosure: acquires a plurality of pieces of premise information and measurement data which relate to states of a plurality of mechanisms which configure a production line; identifies causal relationships among the plurality of mechanisms by statistically analyzing the plurality of pieces of measurement data under constraint conditions imposed by the premise information; outputs causal relationship information indicating the identified causal relationships; accepts a revision to the causal relationships indicated by the outputted causal relationship information; revises the premise information so as to impose the constraint conditions which comport with the revised causal relationships; and saves the revised premise information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko HATTORI, Yuya OTA
  • Publication number: 20210165676
    Abstract: A technique is provided for performing shutdown of a virtualization system. A control unit of a server may be configured with instructions to perform operations comprising operation as a first management unit that manages shutdown of a plurality of virtual machines that operate on a hypervisor, and a second management unit that, when all of the virtual machines are shut down, shuts down the server, and the first management unit, upon acquiring information indicating that shutdown of a virtual machine is completed, executes shutdown of another virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210161341
    Abstract: An autonomous traveling floor cleaner is disclosed that improves cleaning efficiency. A floor cleaner may include a suction nozzle that suctions suction matter collected by a rotary brush, an extension nozzle that suctions suction matter collected by an extension brush, and a collection box for collecting, through an inlet, the suction matter suctioned by the nozzles. The floor cleaner may have an elongated profile. The extension nozzle may be switchable between a retracted posture and a lateral cleaning posture. The extension nozzle in the lateral cleaning posture may be pivotable rearward. The extension nozzle in the lateral cleaning posture may have a protruding end in the width direction to be aligned with an end of a turning range of the floor cleaner in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu IMAE, Atsushi MIZOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210165384
    Abstract: A control system, a support device, and a recording medium are provided. This control device includes a storage unit which stores native code generated from a first user program that includes a sequence program, and a calculation processing unit which executes the native code stored in the storage unit. A display device of the present invention includes: a storage unit which stores sequence circuit information that is generated from the first user program and defines a circuit configuration of the sequence program; and a monitor functioning unit which acquires, from the control device, a circuit output state that indicates the execution state of the native code, and visualizes the execution state of the sequence program in the control device on the basis of the acquired circuit output state and the sequence circuit information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Naruhiko KANESHIGE, Shintaro IWAMURA
  • Patent number: 11024476
    Abstract: A push-button switch may include a housing, an operation unit, a lock lever unit, a transmission mechanism, a movement regulating portion, a contact mechanism, and a first biasing portion. The movement regulating portion enables movement of a lever body to a second position when an end of the operation unit on a housing portion side is positioned at an initial position, and disables movement of the lever body to the second position when the end of the operation unit on the housing portion side is positioned closer to an operation surface than the initial position in a movable direction. The first biasing portion biases the plunger from an operating position toward a return position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiko Ogawa, Kazuaki Morita, Yusuke Komoguchi, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: 11023706
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a first distance calculation unit that searches for a corresponding region, indicating a same array as an array of codes indicated by a predetermined number of reference patterns included in a unit region set in the projection pattern, from a set of the codes, and calculates a distance from an irradiation reference surface of the projection pattern to each portion of the object on the basis of a search result of the corresponding region, and a second distance calculation unit that attempts to estimate a distance for the defective portion for which the first distance calculation unit is not able to calculate the distance by reconstructing an incomplete code corresponding to the defective portion using peripheral information in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsuka, Toyoo Iida
  • Patent number: 11022560
    Abstract: An image inspection device which can image an object with a plurality of cameras in a state in which the object is optimally illuminated and which can also be downsized is provided. The image inspection device includes a plurality of imaging parts that image the object, an illumination part that is disposed between the object and the plurality of imaging parts and radiates light toward the object and has a light-transmissive property, and a control part that controls the plurality of imaging parts and the illumination part. The illumination part includes a plurality of illumination elements which are arranged in a matrix and are allowed to be turned on independently. The control part controls the plurality of illumination elements to cause the illumination part to illuminate a region of the object corresponding to a field of view of the plurality of imaging parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Kato
  • Patent number: 11025190
    Abstract: Provided is a motor control device generating a torque command such that a detection speed of a motor matches a command speed, and controlling the motor. The motor control device includes: a torque command differential component taking a differential of the torque command and obtaining a torque command differential value; a motor actual speed second order differential component taking a second order differential of the detection speed of the motor and obtaining a motor jerk; and a runaway detection component determining that the motor is in a runaway state in a case where an abnormal state in which a sign of the motor jerk and a sign of the torque command differential value do not match continues for a predetermined time or more. Accordingly, the runaway of the motor can be detected in a short time while the erroneous detection can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Ono
  • Patent number: 11023335
    Abstract: An abnormality of a computer is diagnosed accurately. A CPU writes an event log into an event log part. When a WDT detects an abnormality of the CPU, a backup part writes backup data into a backup data part. The backup part associates the event log with the backup data and adds a number of starts of the CPU to the backup data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masaichi Takai, Takamasa Mioki
  • Patent number: 11020009
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a user terminal includes a processor; a blood pressure sensor; and a temperature sensor. The processor is configured to control whether or not to enable transmission of the blood pressure data obtained by the blood pressure sensor based on whether or not any of at least one transmission condition is satisfied; and transmit the blood pressure data when the transmission of the blood pressure data was enabled. The transmission condition include a condition satisfied when a fluctuation of temperature in a latest unit time of measurement time of the blood pressure data exceeds a threshold, the temperature being indicated by the temperature data obtained by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Tamio Ueda, Daisuke Nozaki
  • Patent number: 11022624
    Abstract: An environmental sensor including a plurality of sensor elements that measure a plurality of physical quantities associated with a surrounding environment detects moving of an environmental sensor based on an illuminance and a change in the illuminance among the plurality of physical quantities, and transmits an alert signal to a user when the moving of the environmental sensor is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kayo Nakamura, Naotsugu Ueda, Ryusuke Sakai, Takanobu Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11021333
    Abstract: A method for allowing even a user with little experience in robot operation to be able to perform correct calibration is provided. A mobile device displays one or more patterns at predetermined positions and transmits information indicating a touch position to a control device according to touching applied to the touch position in a state that the patterns are displayed. The control device calculates a parameter set based on an image measurement result obtained by a visual sensor when the mobile device is disposed in an image visual field in a state that the patterns are displayed, a touch position when the mobile device is touched by a robot, and a distance between a position of the mobile device when disposed in the imaging visual field and a position when the mobile device is touched by the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Shimamura, Yosuke Iwai, Akiro Kobayashi, Taku Oya
  • Publication number: 20210156677
    Abstract: A light-projecting and image-capturing part may include at least a first unit, and a second unit. A pattern storage part may store predetermined pattern. A calculation part may select target pixels from captured images of a measurement object and may calculate three-dimensional positions of the target pixels based on a predetermined pattern in captured images and predetermined pattern stored in the pattern storage part. A light-projecting and image-capturing part may project a first patterned light and a second patterned light individually onto the measurement object, and may capture images of the measurement object, onto which the first patterned light and the second patterned light are individually projected, with a first image capturing part and a second image capturing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Xingdou FU, LIN MIAO
  • Publication number: 20210160322
    Abstract: A sensor management unit according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a sensing data acquisition portion configured to acquire sensing data obtained by a sensor observing a target; a metadata generating portion configured to generate, for the acquired sensing data, metadata indicating an attribute of the sensor; an identification code generating portion configured to generate a first identification code for identifying the sensing data, and a second identification code for identifying the metadata; and a communicating portion configured to transmit, to an external device, at least one of the sensing data to which the second identification code is added and the metadata to which the first identification code is added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Takeshi NAITO, Toshihiko ODA, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210157293
    Abstract: The junction device includes a first error detection means that detects a transmission error by monitoring the periodic reception of a first communication frame, and a state switching means that switches, when a transmission error is detected by the first error detection means, a state of the junction device to either a first state in which the signal output from all of the functional units connected to the junction device is disabled or a second state in which the signal output from some of the functional units connected to the junction device is continuously updated based on the configuration of each functional unit connected to the junction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Shigenori SAWADA
  • Patent number: D920924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Morita, Yusuke Komoguchi, Tadahiko Ogawa, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: D920925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Morita, Yusuke Komoguchi, Tadahiko Ogawa, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: D920926
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Morita, Yusuke Komoguchi, Tadahiko Ogawa, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: D921597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizusaki, Jumpei Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Miyata, Heita Nada