Patents Examined by Bhavesh V Amin
  • Patent number: 10661799
    Abstract: A device, system and method for autonomous tactical vehicle control is provided. Data associated with a second vehicle pursued by the first vehicle is received at a computing device associated with the first vehicle. A plurality of tactical intercept maneuvers and associated risk factors are determined using the data. A tactical intercept maneuver is selected based on the respective risk factors. The first vehicle is controlled to autonomously perform the tactical intercept maneuver and/or a notification device is controlled to provide, at the first vehicle, guidance for an operator of the first vehicle to perform the tactical intercept maneuver using the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy L. Ekl, Zheng Fang, Eric Johnson
  • Patent number: 10646290
    Abstract: A medical navigation system is provided including a surgical positioning system for positioning a payload during a medical procedure. The medical navigation system has a robotic arm having a plurality of joints, the robotic arm forming part of the surgical positioning system and having an end effector for holding the payload, an input device for providing input, and a controller electrically coupled to the robotic arm and the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Trevor James Dell, Adam Keith White, David Bruce McFadzean, Monroe Milas Thomas, Oleg Valerievitch Rakitine, Mark Leon Unger, Bradley Allan Fernald, William Dennis Babby, Kirusha Srimohanarajah, Gal Sela, Kamyar Abhari
  • Patent number: 10639794
    Abstract: A method for constraining movements of a robot comprises: obtaining digitally stored dynamic building data describing a set of one or more temporary conditions, the dynamic building data comprising, for each temporary condition of the set of one or more temporary conditions, a location of the temporary condition and a description of the temporary location; updating, from the dynamic building data, digital cost data associated with one or more features of a digital map by calculating, for each temporary condition of the set of one or more temporary conditions, an increased cost of navigation associated with the location of the temporary condition; in response to receiving a task that is associated with a destination location, determining a route of the robot to the destination location using the digital map based in part upon the location of each temporary condition and the increased cost associated with the location, the route not including at least a location of a particular temporary condition of the set of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Savioke, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Cousins, Adrian Canoso, Robert S. Bauer, Phil Herget, Izumi Yaskawa
  • Patent number: 10635115
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a recharging alignment method of a robot and a robot thereof. The recharging alignment method includes adjusting a signal receiver of the robot to a first critical point to obtain position information of the first critical point, adjusting the signal receiver from the first critical point to a second critical point to obtain position information of the second critical point, determining a mid-point of the first critical point arid the second critical point according to the position information of the first critical point and the second critical point, and adjusting the signal receiver to the mid-point to align with the recharging dock, so as to accurately align with the recharging dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Jiawen Hu, Gaobo Huang
  • Patent number: 10637719
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bus exception handling method of a robot including a main controller and a plurality of execution nodes electronically coupled to a bus of the robot. The main controller receives status information of an execution node of the robot from the execution node, determines whether the execution node is in an abnormal status based on the status information of the execution node. In response to determining the execution node is in the abnormal status, the main controller determines a degree of abnormity of the execution node, determines an operating instruction corresponding to the degree of abnormity, and sends the operating instruction to the execution node, the execution node executing the operating instruction. The present disclosure further provides a bus exception handling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Hailang Zhou, Musen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10636107
    Abstract: A system and method for planning yard crane work are provided. The system for planning yard crane work includes a scenario providing unit configured to provide a plurality of work scenarios, a first evolution unit configured to evolve a first solution group including a plurality of first candidate solutions using a genetic algorithm, and a second evolution unit configured to evolve a second solution group including a plurality of second candidate solutions using the genetic algorithm. The first evolution unit evaluates each of the first candidate solutions based on a second strategy which is the most superior candidate solution of the second solution group. The second evolution unit evaluates each of the second candidate solutions based on a first strategy which is the most superior candidate solution of the first solution group. Evaluating each of the first and second candidate solutions is based on a work scenario arbitrarily selected from the plurality of work scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Kwang Ryel Ryu
  • Patent number: 10624514
    Abstract: A cleaner which performs an autonomous driving, includes: a cleaner body; a driving unit for moving the cleaner body; a camera for detecting 3D coordinate information; a memory for storing pattern information related to a charging station; and a controller for comparing the 3D coordinates information detected by the camera with the pattern information related to the charging station stored in the memory, and for determining whether the charging station is positioned near the cleaner body based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hyunwoong Park
  • Patent number: 10618173
    Abstract: A processing system and a method for controlling a processing machine of the system, by which the processing accuracy of the processing machine due to the motion of the robot can be prevented from being deteriorated, without reducing the working ratio of the processing system. A processing machine controller has: a vibration suppression controlling section configured to operate at least one of a table and a processing tool, and calculate an amount of motion correction for reducing the change in a relative position between the table and the processing tool measured by vibration sensors respectively arranged on the table and a tool driving part; a storing section configured to store the calculated amount motion correction; and a program executing section configured to, during the robot performs the predetermined motion, execute the processing program while executing vibration suppressing motion based on the stored amount of motion correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuji Takikawa
  • Patent number: 10603796
    Abstract: A companion robot includes a body, a sensing unit, a positioning unit, a network unit, an input unit, a storage device, and at least one processor. The processor controls the companion robot to receive a destination, generate a walking path of the companion robot according to the destination and a current location of the companion robot, obtain a walking direction and a walking speed of a user, and control the companion robot to walk along the walking path according to the walking direction and the walking speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xue-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10603125
    Abstract: A medical manipulator having: a first rotatable body configured to be rotated about a rotation axis to exert a driving force transmitted by a wire to drive at least one of an elongated portion and an end effector; and a second rotatable body configured to be detachably coupled to the first rotatable body, wherein the second rotatable body is operatively connected to an actuator to be rotated by the actuator, wherein a shape of the first rotatable body corresponds to a shape of the second rotatable body such that as the first rotatable body and the second rotatable body are brought into contact with each other, a pressing force with which the first rotatable body is pressed against the second rotatable body is converted into a rotational force of the second rotatable body to rotate the second rotatable body into a predetermined alignment with the first rotatable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Komuro, Ryuichi Yorimoto
  • Patent number: 10599159
    Abstract: A navigation control system for an autonomous vehicle comprises a transmitter and an autonomous vehicle. The transmitter comprises an emitter for emitting at least one signal, a power source for powering the emitter, a device for capturing wireless energy to charge the power source, and a printed circuit board for converting the captured wireless energy to a form for charging the power source. The autonomous vehicle operates within a working area and comprises a receiver for detecting the at least one signal emitted by the emitter, and a processor for determining a relative location of the autonomous vehicle within the working area based on the signal emitted by the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventor: Mark J. Chiappetta
  • Patent number: 10596704
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems to generate, simulate, and execute a reusable robotic solution recipe for executing a robotic solution. Initially a selection of one or more hardware components to be included in the reusable robotic solution recipe is received at a web user interface. Next a selection of a software component is received from the displayed one more software components to be included in the reusable robotic solution recipe. Next the hardware-vendor agnostic controller executes the reusable robotic solution recipe to determine hardware and environment component configuration for executing the robotic solution. A model descriptor file is invoked to determine defined hardware and environment data configuration. Based on the determined and the defined hardware and environment component configuration execution of the robotic solution is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rapyuta Robotics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Praveen Ramanujam, Gajamohan Mohanarajah, Chaitanya Deep Moturi
  • Patent number: 10589424
    Abstract: A robot control device calculates an evaluation value, based on a partial point cloud included in a plurality of areas corresponding to a gripping unit of a robot for gripping a target object, of a three-dimensional point cloud representing a three-dimensional shape of a surface of the target object. The robot control device calculates a position and an attitude of the gripping unit taken when the gripping unit is made to grip the target object, based on the calculated evaluation value. The robot control device causes the gripping unit to grip the target object, based on the position and the attitude of the gripping unit thus calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nammoto, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Kengo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10589425
    Abstract: A method controls a remote robotic avatar based on a description of a physical object. A message transmitter transmits a message to a remote robotic avatar instructing the remote robotic avatar to identify a physical object at a second location, where an appearance of the physical object is described in the message. One or more processors determine a first position at the first location relative to the first object, also determine a second position at the second location that correlates with the first position by being a scaled distance away from the second object relative to the remote robotic avatar. The message transmitter transmits a message directing the remote robotic avatar to reposition itself to the second position at the second location, and to initiate a teleoperative session between the first person in the first location and the remote robotic avatar at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Durham, Inseok Hwang, Bumsoo Kang, Jinho Lee
  • Patent number: 10585439
    Abstract: A system includes a computer that is programmed to receive, from an aerial drone, image data that identifies a vehicle, a vehicle location, and a vehicle status; and based on the received image data, transmit an instruction to the vehicle to actuate a vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Brent Young
  • Patent number: 10586405
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for exchanging vehicle information are disclosed. For example, the method receives the vehicle information from a second vehicle, wherein the vehicle information is received via a direct vehicle to vehicle communication, calculates an operating parameter of the second vehicle, determines an alert condition based on the operating parameter of the second vehicle, and provides a notification of the alert condition to a driver of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Denny, Brian Dominguez, Brian Greaves, Craig Lee, Ricardo Niedermeyer, Steven Neil Tischer
  • Patent number: 10576626
    Abstract: Robotic grippers and robotic gripping systems are disclosed. A robotic gripper includes one or more gripping members, one or more tactile sensors on or in the one or more gripping members, and one or more processors. The one or more tactile sensors are configured to take geographic measurements of an object gripped by the one or more gripping members. The one or more processors are configured to create a numeric model of at least a portion of a surface of the object gripped by the one or more gripping members using the geographic measurements from the one or more tactile sensors. The one or more processors are also configured to adjust a location of the object gripped by the one or more gripping members by controlling the one or more gripping members based on the numeric model of the at least the portion of the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALITY MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Rose, James Rose, Stephen D. Rose, Raymond Cooper, Jeffrey John Sweda
  • Patent number: 10569419
    Abstract: A control device comprising a processor configured to receive information on a captured image from an imaging device capturing an image from an operator, control a robot including a robot arm on which a stamp that forms a marker on an object and an end effector that performs work on a work target are allowed to be provided by being replaced, perform correlation between a robot coordinate system that is a coordinate system relating to the robot and an image coordinate system that is a coordinate system relating to the captured image, and perform the correlation based on a plurality of coordinates of a predetermined portion of the robot arm in the robot coordinate system and a plurality of coordinates of the plurality of markers in the image coordinate system when the plurality of markers are formed on the object by the stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Yamaguchi, Taro Ishige, Nobuyuki Setsuda
  • Patent number: 10556340
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for controlling a moving object includes a trajectory control unit configured to control a trajectory of the moving object and a position control unit configured to control a position of the moving object. Thus, it is possible to control an angle at which the moving object enters a target point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Aerospace Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae Wook Kwon, Dong Hun Lee, Hyo Choong Bang
  • Patent number: 10549427
    Abstract: A substrate transfer robot delivers/receives a substrate to/from the carrier for the substrate, coupled to an opening of the load port on a first side of the load port, from a second side opposite to the first side via the load port through the opening, and the substrate transfer robot includes a hand holding the substrate, a robot arm coupled to the hand and displacing the hand, an imaging device attached to the hand or the robot arm, and a controller configured to control operation of the robot arm and the imaging device. Controller acquires a captured image including a peripheral edge of the opening and carrier coupled to the opening and performs image processing on captured image to detect deviation of the coupling position of the carrier from a predetermined reference coupling position, the peripheral edge and the carrier being captured from the second side by the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yoshida, Ming Zeng, Hajime Nakahara