Patents Assigned to Omron Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210159839
    Abstract: Provided is a motor control device comprising a motor control unit and a safety monitoring unit. The motor control unit switches a rotation direction of a motor with respect to an input instruction in accordance with a set motor-control rotation-direction specified value. The safety monitoring unit monitors, on the basis of a position or speed of the motor, a state of the motor deviating from any one of a plurality of safety state conditions prescribed by a plurality of set safety-monitoring parameter values, and the safety monitoring unit can treat the plurality of safety-monitoring parameter values as a value of a case when the rotation direction of the motor is a first direction or as a value of a case when the rotation direction of the motor is a second direction reverse to the first direction. The motor control device has a safety function being flexible in programming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu MATSUGAMI, Ryuichi JIMBO
  • Publication number: 20210159731
    Abstract: A power transmission device 2 for a non-contact power supply device 1 has: a transmission coil 14; a coil 15 connected in series to the transmission coil 14 without joining to a reception coil 21 during power transmission, said reception coil being included in a resonance circuit 20 for a power reception device 3; a power supply circuit 10 that supplies, to the transmission coil 14, AC power having a switching frequency at which the transmission coil 14 does not resonate; and a control circuit 19 that controls the switching frequency and voltage of the AC power supplied to the transmission coil 14 and controls whether or not both ends of the coil 15 are short-circuited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Goro Nakao, Yusuke Kawai, Atsushi Nomura, Toshiyuki Zaitsu
  • Publication number: 20210157285
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an additional learning device, an additional learning method, and a storage medium. The additional learning device includes: an acquisition unit acquires information based on data observed in a control object which is controlled by an instruction in accordance with an output from a previously learned model outputting an objective variable with respect to an explanatory variable. A determination unit determines whether or not the explanatory variable corresponding to the information acquired by the acquisition unit exists as learning data of the model, that is, whether or not the explanatory variable is unknown. When the explanatory variable is determined to be unknown by the determination unit, an additional learning unit acquires the objective variable corresponding to the unknown explanatory variable, correlates the unknown explanatory variable and the acquired objective variable, and additionally learns the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki UEYAMA, Yoshiki ITO, Yasuaki ABE, Shuji INAMOTO, Nobuyuki SAKATANI
  • Patent number: 11018893
    Abstract: A switch device for connecting a plurality of field devices to one single master port of a master device, the master device providing a gateway between the field devices and an upper level network and being configured to control a communication between the upper level network and the field devices, the switch device comprising: a physical master-side port for connecting the switch device to the single master port and for establishing a master communication channel between the same; and a plurality of physical field device-side ports for connecting the switch device to the field devices and for establishing a plurality of field device communication channels between the respective field devices and the switch device; wherein the switch device is configured to transfer data between the master device (3) and the field devices through the master communication channel and the field device communication channels using a single communication protocol for an automation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Jasper Spanjers
  • Patent number: 11014239
    Abstract: Provided is an interference determination method with which whether or not a robot interferes with a surrounding object on a motion path can be computed. At least one intermediate position is set on a motion path of movement from the first position to the second position, a plurality of robot approximated bodies that are each constituted by combining at least two robot approximated bodies at a plurality of postures corresponding to each position are generated, a second combined approximated body constituted by combining at least two first combined approximated bodies is generated with respect to at least one focused part, and the second combined approximated body interferes with a surrounding object approximated body is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Haruka Fujii, Akane Nakashima, Takeshi Kojima, Kennosuke Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11019278
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image sensor. A body module of the image sensor acquires specification information of each module from the installed imaging module and lens module, generates shading correction information corresponding to the combination of the installed two modules based on the acquired specification information, and performs shading correction of a content corresponding to the generated shading correction information on image data from the imaging module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Publication number: 20210149103
    Abstract: A display device according to one or more embodiments may include a lightguide plate comprising a transparent part, and an incident surface, the lightguide plate configured to display at least one pattern; and a light source facing the incident surface. The lightguide plate may include a plurality of prisms on a surface of the lightguide plate, the plurality of prisms being arranged along the at least one pattern to reflect light emitted from the light source and entering the lightguide plate through the incident surface out of the lightguide plate through an emission surface of the lightguide plate, and a transparent protective layer covering at least a part of the emission surface, the protective layer having a smaller refractive index than the lightguide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shogo IKEDA, Junya FUJITA, Masanori MORI, Mitsuru OKUDA, Takuma IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11009847
    Abstract: A controller includes a feature quantity generation unit that generates, from data associated with a control target, a feature quantity appropriate for detecting an abnormality in the control target, a machine learning unit that performs machine learning using the feature quantity, an abnormality detection unit that detects the abnormality based on an abnormality detection parameter determined from a learning result of the machine learning, and the feature quantity, an instruction unit that instructs the abnormality detection unit to detect the abnormality, and a data compression unit that compresses data about the feature quantity and provides the compressed data to the machine learning unit and the abnormality detection unit. The instruction unit transmits a request for detecting the abnormality to the abnormality detection unit. The abnormality detection unit detects the abnormality without returning a response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kawanoue, Yoshihide Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11009559
    Abstract: An insertion determination unit (16) for precisely calculating a ground insulation resistance component of a leakage current regardless of the presence or absence of an inverter determines whether an inverter (3) is inserted between a commercial power system (2) and a three-phase motor (5). A resistance component leakage current calculation unit (18) calculates a ground insulation resistance component of a leakage current on the basis of a calculation procedure corresponding to the result of the above determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Fukudome, Tsuyoshi Takeuchi, Koji Yokota, Tomohiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 11011325
    Abstract: A push button switch may include a housing, an operation unit, and, a lock lever unit. A lever body of the lock lever unit may have a locking portion capable of locking one end of a long jig in an extending direction. The housing may have a fulcrum projection that contacts an intermediate portion of the jig having the one end locked to a locking portion when the lever body is moved using the jig, and serves as a rotation fulcrum of the jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Morita, Yusuke Komoguchi, Tadahiko Ogawa, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: 11008118
    Abstract: A technique enables horizontal measurement of the airspeed of a low-speed flight vehicle. An airspeed measurement system is for a low-speed flight vehicle, and includes a flow sensor that measures an airspeed along at least two axes in a horizontal direction during flight of the low-speed flight vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Omron Corporation, ARCHITECT GRAND DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Naotsugu Ueda, Katsuyuki Yugami, Hirotaka Okuda, Yoshihisa Toyosaki
  • Patent number: 11010824
    Abstract: A battery reservation device (10) includes an input acceptance component (11), a battery number acquisition component (12), and a rental number and capacity calculator (15). The input acceptance component (11) inputs from the user information related to the total power amount of the battery packs (1) that is desired to be rented. The battery number acquisition component (12) acquires information related to the number of battery packs (1) that are installed in a vehicle (20). The rental number and capacity calculator (15) calculates the number and capacity of the battery packs (1) that are rentable at each battery station (30) on the basis of information related to the number of battery packs (1) acquired by the battery number acquisition component (12) and the total power amount of the battery packs (1) inputted to the input acceptance component (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 11009648
    Abstract: To achieve more natural image expression. A display device (1) is provided with a light guide plate (4) which displays a predetermined image having a tone caused by changing the amount of light emitted from each of pixel regions including one or more light exit structures (43), and the amount of light emitted from the pixel regions displaying the tone in a predetermined range is randomly set so as to be a first light amount value or a second light amount value greater than the first light amount value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Takagi, Jun Kishimoto, Takahiro Morichi
  • Patent number: 11011331
    Abstract: A limit switch is provided with a switch body having a contract mechanism inside, and an operation unit connected to the switch body. The operation unit may include a pivoting shaft support that permits pivoting of the pivoting shaft with respect to the housing body in a state of an external force along the extending direction of the pivoting shaft being not applied to the operation lever, and contacts the peripheral wall to support the pivoting shaft in a state of an external force along the extending direction of the pivoting shaft being applied to the operation lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Takahashi, Kazuyuki Tsukimori, Hiroyasu Komeyama, Kouhei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11011871
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a locking portion having hook portions extending in the first direction, arranged at intervals around the first direction, and capable of being resilient deformation in a second direction intersecting the first direction and away from the connector main body, and a holding portion having a tubular shape encircling the locking portion around the first direction and having a screw groove portion provided on an inner peripheral surface at an end portion in the first direction and adjacent to a connection portion. The holding portion is moveable between a holding position where the holding portion holds the locking portion locked to a to-be-locked portion of a first mating connector, a hold releasing position where the holding portion releases the holding of the locking portion, and a fitting position where the screw groove portion is fitted to a screw thread portion of a second mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taijiro Fujiwara, Hirokazu Hoshino, Masao Nagase
  • Patent number: 11012012
    Abstract: Provided is a synchronization control device that can control a mechanical system with good track followability. A control unit for each shaft of the synchronization control device includes: a delay time compensator which delays a position command to an FB torque command generation unit, and of which equivalent time constant is approximately the same as an equivalent time constant as a gain compensator. The synchronization control device also includes a phase adjustment unit, which adjusts a phase of at least one of the position commands, in a previous stage of each control unit, so that the time until the position command, input to each control unit, is output from the delay time compensator, becomes approximately the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru Egi
  • Publication number: 20210142536
    Abstract: A motion analysis device, a motion analysis method and a computer-readable recording medium in which browsability is not likely to decrease even when motion data becomes longer are provided. A motion analysis device includes an acquisition part that acquires time-series data relating to an operation performed by an operator, an analysis part that analyzes the time-series data and generates motion data indicating a type of an elemental motion and an execution time of the elemental motion from a start to an end thereof, and a display control part that performs control to display objects indicating types and execution times of a plurality of elemental motions on a display part side by side in a time-series order of the time-series data, wherein the objects have a constant width in a direction in which the objects are lined up in a time-series order and indicate the execution times according to heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210141513
    Abstract: In order to facilitate creation of a controller program and a UI program in which variables match each other, this program development support unit is provided with: a calculation unit and a program development support program which implement a sequence program editing unit, a UI editing unit, and a copy function unit; a display unit; and an operation input unit. The copy function unit detects selection, through the input operation unit, of an element of the sequence program and movement to an editing screen in a user interface program, and causes elements in the user interface program that correspond to elements in the sequence program to be reflected on the editing screen of the user interface program. The copy function unit detects the type of the sequence program being edited, and, depending on the type of sequence program, determines the type of elements of the user interface program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro IWAMURA
  • Patent number: D919579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Heita Nada
  • Patent number: D919580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Heita Nada