Patents Examined by Harry Y Oh
  • Patent number: 11173610
    Abstract: A method for robot control using visual feedback including determining a generative model S100, training the generative model S200, and controlling the robot using the trained generative model S300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vicarious FPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishad Gothoskar, Miguel Lazaro-Gredilla, Yasemin Bekiroglu, Abhishek Agarwal, Dileep George
  • Patent number: 11173601
    Abstract: A teaching device for performing teaching operations of a robot includes a selection unit which, during a teaching operation or after a teaching operation of the robot, moves among a plurality of lines of a program of the robot and selects a single line, an error calculation unit which calculates, after the robot has been moved by hand-guiding or jog-feeding to a teaching point which has already been taught in the selected single line, a position error between the teaching point and a position of the robot after movement, and an instruction unit which instructs to re-teach the teaching point when the position error is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Satou
  • Patent number: 11174023
    Abstract: Unmanned vehicles can be terrestrial, aerial, nautical, or multi-mode. Unmanned vehicles may efficiently accomplish tasks by autonomously charging or replacing its power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Kade Scott
  • Patent number: 11167411
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a tool plate configured to receive a robotic end effector is removably matable with a robot appendage via a quick-release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: RETHINK ROBOTICS GmbH
    Inventors: Calvin Toothaker, Umberto Scarfogliero, Daniel Cookson
  • Patent number: 11161248
    Abstract: A system for calibration of a robot includes an imaging system (136) including two or more cameras (132). A registration device (120) is configured to align positions of a light spot (140) on a reference platform as detected by the two or more cameras with robot positions corresponding with the light spot positions to register an imaging system coordinate system (156) with a robot coordinate system (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Aleksandra Popovic, Johannes Petrus Withagen, David Paul Noonan, Jurgen Jean Louis Hoppenbrouwers
  • Patent number: 11154988
    Abstract: There is provided a robot hand that grips and positions a work with a certain gripping force, and that rapidly conveys the work to execute assembling after gripping the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Amano, Nobuaki Fujii
  • Patent number: 11150654
    Abstract: In some implementations, a UAV flight system can dynamically adjust UAV flight operations based on radio frequency (RF) signal data. For example, the flight system can determine an initial flight plan for inspecting a RF transmitter and configure a UAV to perform an aerial inspection of the RF transmitter. Once airborne, the UAV can collect RF signal data and the flight system can automatically adjust the flight plan to avoid RF signal interference and/or damage to the UAV based on the collected RF signal data. In some implementations, the UAV can collect RF signal data and generate a three-dimensional received signal strength map that describes the received signal strength at various locations within a volumetric area around the RF transmitter. In some implementations, the UAV can collect RF signal data and determine whether a RF signal transmitter is properly aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Skydio, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Michini, Fabien Blanc-Pâques, Logan Cummings
  • Patent number: 11147641
    Abstract: A robot system including a master device configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator and transmit the received manipulating instruction as a manipulating input signal, a plurality of slave robots configured to operate according to the manipulating input signal transmitted from the master device, a management control device configured to manage operations of the plurality of slave robots, respectively, and an output device configured to output information transmitted from the management control device. The management control device determines a priority of transmitting the manipulating input signal from the master device to the slave robot among the plurality of slave robots that are in a standby state of the manipulating input signal, and transmits information related to the determined priority to the output device. Thus, the operator is able to efficiently transmit the manipulating input signal to the plurality of slave robots through the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11140819
    Abstract: An intelligent lawn mower includes a cutting blade for cutting grass, a deck for supporting the cutting blade, at least one wheel rotatably supporting the deck, a first drive motor to provide torque to the at least one wheel, a mowing path generation module to set multiple target positions on a first virtual boundary and a second virtual boundary of a mowable area boundary according to a preset path and generate a mowing path from the target positions, and a controller electrically connected to or communicated with a display interface and the mowing path generation module to control the intelligent lawn mower to perform mowing tasks along the mowing path generated by the mowing path generation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weipeng Chen, Hongwei Wang, Dezhong Yang, Weibin Kou
  • Patent number: 11138885
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for interfacing a roadway obstacle and navigation system with an obstacle identification and route determination system to identify roadway obstacles based on vehicular data. The roadway obstacle and navigation system may receive vehicular data through sensor utilization and communications with electronic devices. The vehicular data may be analyzed by the roadway obstacle and navigation system in conjunction with the obstacle identification and route determination system to identify roadway obstacles. The roadway obstacle and navigation system may use the roadway obstacles to provide safety alerts to drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ALLSTATE SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Anil Kumar Pandurangarao
  • Patent number: 11130234
    Abstract: Provided is a robot including: a robot body that is provided with at least one arm; a gas spring that functions as a balancer for the arm of the robot body; an internal-pressure detecting unit that detects a cylinder internal pressure of the gas spring; and a control device that controls the robot body. The control device calculates, as an estimated disturbance value, the difference between a torque command value for a servomotor that drives the arm and a torque of the servomotor that is required to actually operate the arm, determines that the robot body has had a collision when the estimated disturbance value exceeds a predetermined threshold, and corrects the estimated disturbance value or the threshold on the basis of the cylinder internal pressure detected by the internal-pressure detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shizuo Harada
  • Patent number: 11123867
    Abstract: An automated radar assembly system is disclosed, comprising: a first robotic device coupled to a cradle, the first robotic device having a first working envelope; a second robotic device coupled to the first robotic device via the cradle, the second robotic device having a second working envelope that is smaller than the first working envelope; a part stand coupled to the cradle, the part stand being arranged to carry: a part; and a controller operatively coupled to the first robotic device and the second robotic device, the controller being configured to: cause the first robotic device to position the second robotic device at a first location relative to a radar array chassis, and cause the second robotic device to pick up the part from the part stand and install the part at a second location in the radar array chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jayson Diaz, David A. Miceli, William J. Murphy, Nicholas Stangas
  • Patent number: 11117258
    Abstract: A force transmission system as part of a surgical system which may be configured to be a minimally invasive and/or computer assisted surgical system. Operation of the system may be controlled by transmission of a force from a first section to a second section of the system. The first section and the second section may be separated by a partition or a barrier. The first section may be a non-sterile section and the second section may be a sterile section of the surgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Prashant Bhat, Dirk A. van der Merwe, David D. B. Cannan, Keith D. Violette
  • Patent number: 11117257
    Abstract: A learning control unit includes a machining device performance calculation section for calculating performance of a machining device during machining or after machining based on a motion command issued to a robot by a controller, a machining command issued to the machining device by the controller, and machining results measured by a sensor, an operation speed correction information calculation section for calculating operation speed correction information of the robot based on the performance of the machining device so as to satisfy a preset acceptable condition of the machining error, and under an allowable load condition of the robot, and a learning completion determination section for determining whether or not learning has completed based on previous correction information and current correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Washizu, Hajime Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11110612
    Abstract: Provided is a processing device that includes a processing unit that estimates a holding force with which an operator holds an operation body on the basis of a model that corresponds to a first robot. The first robot includes the operation body provided in a link connected to a passive articulation and a force sensor that detects a force applied to the operation body. The model regards the force sensor as a virtual articulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Masuda, Kenichiro Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 11103993
    Abstract: Provided is a robot system including: a robot including a hand; a unit job storage section configured to store a unit job; a linking job generation section configured to generate a linking job being a command to move the hand from an end position at which a first unit job has ended to a start position at which a second unit job to be executed subsequently after the first unit job is started; an action command generation section configured to generate an action command for the robot by connecting the unit jobs and the linking job in series, based on arrangement of a plurality of processing symbols; and a required time calculation section configured to calculate a required time of the action command by adding required times of the unit jobs and a required time of the linking job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takashi Nagasaki, Hirokazu Kariyazaki
  • Patent number: 11104303
    Abstract: A vehicle theft-prevention apparatus can include a wireless transceiver, a plurality of sensors configured to sense measurements proximate to a vehicle, and at least one computing device coupled to the plurality of sensors and the wireless transceiver. The at least one computing device can be configured to read a plurality of measurements of the plurality of sensors and determine that at least one event has occurred based on the plurality of measurements. The at least one computing device can store data corresponding to the at least one event on a local storage coupled to the at least one computing device and can transmit, via the wireless transceiver, the data corresponding to the at least one event to a remote service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Neuromatic Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Moeller, Rahul Maran, Aditya Chavan
  • Patent number: 11103999
    Abstract: A workpiece machining system with at least one machine tool, which has at least one loading and unloading opening and at least one safety area, which has at least one loading and unloading device, which has at least one carrier and at least one loading and unloading device which can be moved along the carrier and, in particular, one that is multi-axis, where the loading and unloading device can be arranged in front of at least one of the at least one machine tool in a loading and unloading position and at least one gripping arm of the loading and unloading device can be moved from a displacement position, in which the gripping arm is arranged substantially above the carrier, into an engagement position, and with at least one safety device for monitoring the Security area of the at least one machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SW AUTOMATION GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Makis, Metin Kilic
  • Patent number: 11106917
    Abstract: A surveillance system may comprise a control device and at least one robotic device. The control device is associated with a user and configured to request to connect to the at least one robotic device and in response to being connected, communicate a characteristic of the user to the at least one robotic device. The at least one robotic device comprises a platform to carry the user, and may be configured to in response to the request of the control device, verify identity of the control device of the user; in response to the identity of the control device of the user being verified, connect to the control device; define parameters of the at least one robotic device based on the characteristic of the user; and adjust the parameters of the at least one robotic device according to a riding pattern of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Turing Video
    Inventors: Fang Wang, Song Cao
  • Patent number: 11096746
    Abstract: A handheld user interface device for controlling a robotic system may include a member, a housing at least partially disposed around the member and configured to be held in the hand of a user, and a tracking sensor system disposed on the member and configured to detect at least one of position and orientation of at least a portion of the device. At least one of the detected position of the portion of the device and detected orientation of the portion of the device is correlatable to a control of the robotic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Joan Savall, Allegra Anna Lenta Shum, Jose Luis Cordoba, Yiqi Zeng