Patents Examined by Robert T Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10836392
    Abstract: A vehicle situation determination device includes an input unit and a controller. The input unit receives information about a recognition result of recognizing one or a plurality of moving objects existing in a sidewalk region ahead of a vehicle in an advancing direction. The controller determines, based on the recognition result, that the vehicle is allowed to enter a passing scheduled region in a time period of a sparse state when a transition is made from the sparse state into a dense state. The sparse state is a state where density of the one or plurality of moving objects existing in the passing scheduled region is lower than or equal to a predetermined value. The dense state is a state where the density is higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Tokuhiro, Ichiro Yamane, Satoshi Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 10838424
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to robot technology, and particularly to a method and a robot for identifying charging station. The method includes: first, obtaining scanning data produced by a radar of the robot; then, determining whether an arc-shaped object exists in a scanning range of the radar of the robot based on the scanning data; finally, in response to determining that the arc-shaped object exists in the scanning range of the robot, determining that the arc-shaped object is a charging station. Compared with the prior art, the present disclosure substitutes the arc identification for the conventional concave-convex structure identification. Since the surface of the arc is relatively smooth, the data jumps at the intersection of the cross-section will not occur, hence the accuracy of charging station identification can be greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Gaobo Huang, Xiangbin Huang
  • Patent number: 10828773
    Abstract: A voice interactive robot interacting with a user by voice includes a main body, a movable part capable of moving relative to the main body, a following control unit that moves the movable part so that the movable part follows the user, a temporary origin setting unit that sets a temporary origin of the movable part in response to movement of the movable part by the following control unit, an acquisition unit that acquires an operation instruction issued in relation to the movable part, and an operation execution unit that moves the movable part in accordance with the operation instruction using the temporary origin as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hayato Sakamoto, Atsushi Ikeno, Masaaki Hanada, Takehiko Ishiguro, Masayuki Taniyama, Toshifumi Nishijima, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama, Satoru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10818112
    Abstract: Vehicle event data playback systems described herein may provide users means for reviewing events recorded by a vehicle event recorder. Circumstances relating to vehicle operation may be visually presented in these playback systems. Video playback from multiple recording devices may be synchronized with each other and/or with information related to the operation of the vehicle during the recorded events to affect a presentation of information related to operation of the vehicle. A user may be presented with many data types in graphical and/or intuitive arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Palmer, Slaven Sljivar
  • Patent number: 10815696
    Abstract: A robot includes a movable unit, a drive part that drives the movable unit, and a power supply part having an insulated power supply that supplies power to the drive part, wherein the drive part is provided in the movable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10800033
    Abstract: A robot control apparatus for controlling a robot manipulating a target object includes a measurement unit configured to measure a change of a gripping unit configured to grip the target object when the gripping unit contacts the target object, a first acquisition unit configured to acquire the change of the gripping unit measured by the measurement unit, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a gripping state, which is a state of gripping of the target object by the gripping unit, based on the change of the gripping unit acquired by the first acquisition unit, and a control unit configured to control an action of the robot based on the gripping state acquired by the second acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Yamada, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masahiro Suzuki, Tetsuri Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10795380
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and/or system for facilitating event-based vehicle operation can include routing a vehicle along a route in a three-dimensional space; detecting an event based on the external signal; determining that the event is of interest based on a parameter associated with the vehicle; and re-routing the vehicle towards the event, including modifying a vehicle locomotion component to move the vehicle toward the event along a shortened route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: safeXai, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Michael Patton, Rish Mehta
  • Patent number: 10792246
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a self-supporting, dissolvable, film containing dexmedetomidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The film is administered orally to treat various conditions, particularly agitation, by transmucosal delivery of the active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: BIOXCEL THERAPEUTICS, INC., ARX, LLC
    Inventors: Vasukumar Kakumanu, David Christian Hanley, Frank Yocca, Chetan Dalpatbhai Lathia, Scott David Barnhart
  • Patent number: 10792821
    Abstract: A method for decelerating a robot axis arrangement having at least one output link includes steps of applying a braking force on the output link with a brake and, in so doing, controlling a driving force of a drive that acts on the output link, and/or controlling the braking force on the basis of a dynamic variable of the output link, wherein the dynamic variable is a function of the braking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Keyl, Michael Thummel, Dietmar Tscharnuter, Tobias Weiser
  • Patent number: 10786315
    Abstract: A system to control the interaction between a user-interface of a teleoperated surgical system and an input device of the teleoperated surgical system, the system comprising a first master controller communicatively coupled to the teleoperated surgical system, a feedback control communicatively coupled to the first master controller, and a display device communicatively coupled to the teleoperated surgical system and configured to display the user interface. The feedback control is configured to restrict the movement of the first master controller based on a state of the user interface changing from a previous state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwinram Suresh, Joey Chau
  • Patent number: 10779895
    Abstract: A remote workstation for the control of percutaneous intervention devices is provided. The remote workstation includes a control system for remotely and independently controlling at least two percutaneous intervention devices. The control system includes at least one input device to control the percutaneous intervention devices. The control system controls movement of at least one of the percutaneous intervention devices along at least two degrees of freedom. The remote workstation also includes a graphical user interface for displaying icons representative of the operational status of each of the percutaneous intervention devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CORINDUS, INC.
    Inventors: Tal Wenderow, Thomas Bromander, David Handler
  • Patent number: 10783363
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to creating a map by identifying a moving object, and a robot implementing the method, and the method comprises, by a sensing unit of a robot, sensing a first object located outside the robot, by a control unit of the robot, calculating mobility of the sensed first object, and storing sensed information and sensed time information of the first object in a map, as a fixed object, when the mobility of the first object calculated by the control unit of the robot is lower than a preset reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byungkon Sohn, Donghoon Kim, Han Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 10780581
    Abstract: Implementations are provided for improved robot reachability maps. Multiple reachability maps for a robot may be indexed on a distance of an end effector from a plane and a tilt of the end effector. Each reachability map may include multiple cells, each representing a base pose of the robot. A target pose of the end effector may be used to determine a target distance/tilt, which is used to select a given reachability map. A given cell of the given reachability map may be used to determine a first candidate set of joint parameters for the robot. In some implementations, one or more additional, neighboring cells of the plurality of cells may be used to determine additional candidate set(s) of joint parameters. A given set of joint parameters to be implemented to achieve the target pose of the end effector may be selected and used to operate the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Mario Prats
  • Patent number: 10775794
    Abstract: A following system according to an embodiment, in which a mobile robot follows a moving object, includes a first camera and a mobile robot. The first camera is worn by the moving object and is used to photograph a scene in front of the moving object. The mobile robot includes a second camera for photographing a scene in front of the mobile robot, and acquires a following path according to a first front image from the first camera and a second front image from the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA DEFENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HeeSeo Chae, JaeChan Park
  • Patent number: 10765640
    Abstract: [Problem] If lidocaine is composed of non-aqueous patch, the adhesive power of the preparation tends to get lower, as the composition amount of lidocaine is higher. It is popular to solve lidocaine in dissolving agent in order to compose lidocaine in patch and release effective amount into skin. However, if the amount of dissolving agent gets higher, the adhesive power gets extremely lower, so that an long-time attachment is difficult. [Solution] A non-aqueous patch comprising lidocaine and/or its reactant, and a dissolving agent which are contained in a base of plaster, the plaster being hold by a support, of which strength of 50% stretched to longitudinal direction is less than 2,000 g/50 mm and of biaxially-oriented stretch cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: ITOCHU CHEMICAL FRONTIER Corporation, OISHI KOSEIDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mori, Naoyuki Saida
  • Patent number: 10766139
    Abstract: A method for avoiding collisions between two robots providing first movement information related to a first robot movement; determining for a plurality of second robot movements whether they involve a risk for collision between the first and second robots; and executing one of the second robot movements. Information about a movement of one robot enables a robot controller of another robot with an overlapping work area to select among available robot movements an appropriate one that does not involve a risk for collision between the two robots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Anders Lager
  • Patent number: 10768621
    Abstract: A method for determining and providing alternative routes receives request data associated with a request from a user device. A first canonical route is determined from a plurality of canonical routes based on the request data. Each respective canonical route of the plurality of canonical routes satisfies at least one autonomy criteria associated with whether an autonomous vehicle can travel on the respective canonical route. First route data associated with the first canonical route is provided. Route identification data associated with identifying an alternative canonical route is received after providing the first route data associated with the first canonical route. A second canonical route is determined from the plurality of canonical routes based on the route identification data. Second route data associated with the second canonical route is provided for controlling travel of the autonomous vehicle on the second canonical route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Dennis Zhao, Eric James Hanson, Sean Rhee Chin
  • Patent number: 10745666
    Abstract: A therapeutic composition comprising a purified fraction of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells encapsulated in a three-dimensional biocompatible gel matrix, and methods, and systems for preparing and using encapsulated adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Hydrogel microbeads encapsulating stem cells maintain the viability and location of the stem cells for an extended period as compared to stem cells in suspension. The gel matrix allows the release of cellular factors from the encapsulated stem cells to surrounding tissues to achieve desired therapeutic results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: JointechLabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Katz, Felix Pustilnik
  • Patent number: 10737389
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for visually annotating rendered multi-dimensional representations of robot environments. In various implementations, an entity may be identified that is present with a telepresence robot in an environment. A measure of potential interest of a user in the entity may be calculated based on a record of one or more interactions between the user and one or more computing devices. In some implementations, the one or more interactions may be for purposes other than directly operating the telepresence robot. In various implementations, a multi-dimensional representation of the environment may be rendered as part of a graphical user interface operable by the user to control the telepresence robot. In various implementations, a visual annotation may be selectively rendered within the multi-dimensional representation of the environment in association with the entity based on the measure of potential interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Moore, Vincent Dureau, Nareshkumar Rajkumar
  • Patent number: 10729164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an immuno-enhancing composition including a corn-derived polysaccharide. The immuno-enhancing composition may be a food composition, a feed composition, or a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: SANDOL FOOD CO., LTD., HONGCHEON INSTITUTE OF MEDICINAL HERB
    Inventors: Kwang-Soon Shin, Sue-Jung Lee, Hye-Ryung Park, Sun Young Kim, Dong-Joo Kwon, Ho-Sung Lee