Patents Assigned to Thames Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 6232735
    Abstract: The invention provides a robot remote control system by which a robot apparatus can be remotely controlled if it is placed anywhere at least in Japan, wherein the robot remote control system comprises a remote control apparatus (1) for remotely controlling a robot and a robot apparatus (2) controlled on the basis of data from the remote control apparatus, and the remote control apparatus has a first computer for generating control data of the robot apparatus, and a first mobile transmission device for transmitting control data to a base station connected to a public communications network while the robot apparatus has a second mobile transmission device for receiving the control data transmitted from the base station connected to a public communications network, and the second computer for controlling the robot mechanism by processing the control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Thames Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Baba, Shigeaki Ino, Yoichi Takamoto
  • Patent number: 5988362
    Abstract: A curved conveyor includes an outer circumferential frame supported by L-shaped legs. An inner circumferential frame is supported in a cantilevered manner from the outer circumferential frame by means of horizontally extending beams connected between the inner circumferential frame and the outer circumferential frame. A drive-side tapered roller is rotatably supported at one end of the inner and outer circumferential frames and a lift-up section carrying a driven side tapered roller is pivotally supported at the opposite end of the inner and outer circumferential frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Thames Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiko Nakamura, Toshinori Horikawa, Yoichi Takamoto
  • Patent number: 5915527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt conveyor consisting a long frame, a roughly L-shaped leg mechanism extending downward from the side wall of the frame or the bottom thereof, a roller bracket bearing unit rotatably attached to both the ends of the frame in the lengthwise direction, a roller rotatably mounted at the end of the roller bracket bearing unit, a trough detachably disposed on the upper surface of the frame in the lengthwise direction and/or at the side edge thereof, an annular transfer section extending between the rollers and rotatably moving therebetween, and a drive mechanism for driving the transfer section. This invention permits the use of various kinds of detachable troughs, thus enabling improved washing of the troughs and frame and improving overall sanitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Thames Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadahiko Nakamura