Patents by Inventor Atsushi Hisano

Atsushi Hisano has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10778770
    Abstract: In a network system, an own subsystem recognition unit is provided in each of subsystems, and holds a state and a function of the own subsystem. A shared information communication unit acquires states and functions of the subsystems. An objective acceptance unit accepts a setting of a target state. A shared storage unit stores knowledge regarding a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems necessary for realizing the target state. A structure setting unit automatically sets a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems, including determining whether the function of each of the subsystems is to be activated, based on the target state, states and functions of the subsystems, and the knowledge regarding a combination structure. A role determination unit determines functions to be executed by the respective subsystems based on the automatically set combination structure. A role notification unit notifies the subsystems of the determined respective functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Hisano, Ryota Yamada, Tanichi Ando, Yusuke Yamaji, Tetsuji Yamato, Koji Takizawa
  • Patent number: 10740816
    Abstract: A person and machine matching device (1), for each machine that operates according to operation of an operator, stores a machine type classified on a basis of operability of the machine, in a machine type DB (15). The person and machine matching device (1) determines matching between an operator type obtained by classifying an operator on the basis of a machine operation handling ability and the machine type classified on the basis of the operability of the machine. In addition, the person and machine matching device (1) generates and outputs matching determination result information with the machine of which the machine type is stored in the machine type DB (15), on the basis of a determination result obtained by determining the matching between the operator type of a specified operator and the machine type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20180359319
    Abstract: In a network system, an own subsystem recognition unit is provided in each of subsystems, and holds a state and a function of the own subsystem. A shared information communication unit acquires states and functions of the subsystems. An objective acceptance unit accepts a setting of a target state. A shared storage unit stores knowledge regarding a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems necessary for realizing the target state. A structure setting unit automatically sets a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems, including determining whether the function of each of the subsystems is to be activated, based on the target state, states and functions of the subsystems, and the knowledge regarding a combination structure. A role determination unit determines functions to be executed by the respective subsystems based on the automatically set combination structure. A role notification unit notifies the subsystems of the determined respective functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi HISANO, Ryota YAMADA, Tanichi ANDO, Yusuke YAMAJI, Tetsuji YAMATO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10121381
    Abstract: There is used a data flow control order generating apparatus that includes: a sensor side metadata acquisition unit acquiring sensor side metadata as information related to a sensor that outputs sensing data; an application side metadata acquisition unit acquiring application side metadata as information related to an application that provides a service by using the sensing data; a matching unit performing matching between the sensor side metadata and the application side metadata to extract the sensor capable of providing the sensing data that satisfies the request of the application; and an instruction unit transmitting a data flow control order that identifies the sensor extracted by the matching unit and the application to a sensor managing apparatus that manages the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Patent number: 10121382
    Abstract: There is used a data flow control order generating apparatus that includes: a sensor side metadata acquisition unit acquiring sensor side metadata as information related to a sensor that outputs sensing data; an application side metadata acquisition unit acquiring application side metadata as information related to an application that provides a service by using the sensing data; a matching unit performing matching between the sensor side metadata and the application side metadata to extract the sensor capable of providing the sensing data that satisfies the request of the application; and an instruction unit transmitting a data flow control order that identifies the sensor extracted by the matching unit and the application to a sensor managing apparatus that manages the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20180157692
    Abstract: A dataflow control apparatus has a causal network storage unit that stores a causal network representing a causal relationship between a plurality of indices that include at least a plurality of device indices which are respectively data obtained in a plurality of devices and an objective index which is an index that an application controls or predicts, a device index selection unit that selects, based on the causal network, at least one device index having a causal relationship with the objective index of the application, from among the plurality of device indices, in a case where a data request is received from the application, and a dataflow control unit that controls the dataflow, such that data obtained in the device corresponding to the selected device index is provided to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Patent number: 9898539
    Abstract: In a technology for allowing accurate and easy search of a device which satisfies a request of a user from among a large number of devices present at various places, an area ID capable of uniquely identifying a target area of the device is registered in a storage section as information on the device. A device search request from the user includes an area condition for identifying an area in which exertion of an operation by the device is desired by the user as a search condition. A matching process section determines the device to be extracted by comparing the target area identified by the area ID of each device with the area condition included in the device search request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kawamura, Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20170316482
    Abstract: A person and machine matching device (1), for each machine that operates according to operation of an operator, stores a machine type classified on a basis of operability of the machine, in a machine type DB (15). The person and machine matching device (1) determines matching between an operator type obtained by classifying an operator on the basis of a machine operation handling ability and the machine type classified on the basis of the operability of the machine. In addition, the person and machine matching device (1) generates and outputs matching determination result information with the machine of which the machine type is stored in the machine type DB (15), on the basis of a determination result obtained by determining the matching between the operator type of a specified operator and the machine type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi HISANO
  • Patent number: 9679032
    Abstract: A device information providing system has a search request receiving unit that receives, as a search request for searching for a device, a search request including an output requirement for specifying a desired output result, a processing module DB in which information concerning a processing module that receives, as inputs, outputs from one or a plurality of other devices and combines the inputs to generate a new output is registered with respect to a plurality of the processing modules together with at least an input requirement for specifying an input of a processing module and an output requirement for specifying an output of the processing module, and a device DB in which information concerning the device is registered with respect to a plurality of the devices together with at least an output requirement for specifying an output of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Uenoyama, Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20160299902
    Abstract: A device information providing system has a search request receiving unit that receives, as a search request for searching for a device, a search request including an output requirement for specifying a desired output result, a processing module DB in which information concerning a processing module that receives, as inputs, outputs from one or a plurality of other devices and combines the inputs to generate a new output is registered with respect to a plurality of the processing modules together with at least an input requirement for specifying an input of a processing module and an output requirement for specifying an output of the processing module, and a device DB in which information concerning the device is registered with respect to a plurality of the devices together with at least an output requirement for specifying an output of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Uenoyama, Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20160267443
    Abstract: A useful body library having a data structure is prepared. In the data structure, characteristic data expressing a characteristic of a useful body used in object recognition with a computer and containing substance data expressing a kind and a content of a recyclable specified substance contained in the useful body are associated with each other in each kind of the useful body with respect to the useful body, the useful body being a constituent component of an electronic device and an electronic device, the electronic device and the electronic device containing the specified substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Hisano, Takako Onishi, Shinji Sugita
  • Publication number: 20160210862
    Abstract: There is used a data flow control order generating apparatus that includes: a sensor side metadata acquisition unit acquiring sensor side metadata as information related to a sensor that outputs sensing data; an application side metadata acquisition unit acquiring application side metadata as information related to an application that provides a service by using the sensing data; a matching unit performing matching between the sensor side metadata and the application side metadata to extract the sensor capable of providing the sensing data that satisfies the request of the application; and an instruction unit transmitting a data flow control order that identifies the sensor extracted by the matching unit and the application to a sensor managing apparatus that manages the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20150142848
    Abstract: In a technology for allowing accurate and easy search of a device which satisfies a request of a user from among a large number of devices present at various places, an area ID capable of uniquely identifying a target area of the device is registered in a storage section as information on the device. A device search request from the user includes an area condition for identifying an area in which exertion of an operation by the device is desired by the user as a search condition. A matching process section determines the device to be extracted by comparing the target area identified by the area ID of each device with the area condition included in the device search request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kawamura, Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20140372561
    Abstract: There is used a data flow control order generating apparatus that includes: a sensor side metadata acquisition unit acquiring sensor side metadata as information related to a sensor that outputs sensing data; an application side metadata acquisition unit acquiring application side metadata as information related to an application that provides a service by using the sensing data; a matching unit performing matching between the sensor side metadata and the application side metadata to extract the sensor capable of providing the sensing data that satisfies the request of the application; and an instruction unit transmitting a data flow control order that identifies the sensor extracted by the matching unit and the application to a sensor managing apparatus that manages the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20140344454
    Abstract: When receiving a use request of information from an information use device (3), an information selection unit (31) selects information to be transmitted to the information use device (3). The information selection unit (31) selects information based on provision side information stored in a provider contract DB (13) and use side information stored in a user contract DB (14). A communication unit (12) transmits the information selected by the information selection unit (31) to the information use device (3). Further, an evaluation value calculation unit (33), for each piece of the information provided from the information provision device (2), calculates an evaluation value based on transmission performance that the communication unit (12) has transmitted the information to the information use device (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kawamura, Atsushi Hisano, Kazuki Kasai
  • Publication number: 20140214726
    Abstract: An information management device has a provision condition storage unit in which, for each sensor, provision condition information of sensing data generated by a sensor is registered in association with identification information of the sensor, a use condition storage unit in which, for each application that requires use of the sensing data, use condition information of the sensing data required by an application is registered in association with an address of a transmission destination of the sensing data, a sensing data acquisition unit that acquires through communication the sensing data generated by the sensor registered in the provision condition storage unit, and a specification unit that specifies the provision condition information matched with the use condition information by searching the provision condition storage unit for each piece of the use condition information registered in the use condition storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuo Minato, Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20120296836
    Abstract: An electricity supply and purchase system includes an electricity transmission deciding section for deciding an electricity transmission content including an electricity amount of the electricity transmission to be transmitted from the electricity transmission sender; an electricity reception deciding section for deciding an electricity reception content including an electricity amount of electricity reception at the electricity transmission receiver; a communication section for communication between the electricity transmission sender and the electricity transmission receiver; an electricity transmission flow control section for performing the electricity transmission from the electricity transmission sender to the electricity line based on the electricity transmission content for which the consistency is confirmed by the communication; and an electricity reception flow control section for performing the electricity reception at the electricity transmission receiver from the electricity line based on the ele
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Patent number: 8256280
    Abstract: Disclosed is an arrangement structure for a sensor to be mounted to an engine of a vehicle, wherein the engine is arranged in an engine compartment 2 of the vehicle in a posture allowing a crankshaft 8 of the engine to be oriented in a widthwise direction of the vehicle. The arrangement structure comprises a driveshaft 50 arranged along a vehicle-rearward lateral surface of the engine 1 facing in a rearward direction of the vehicle, to rotatably drive a front wheel, and a flange section 28a provided as a joining section between two members (12, 15) constituting the engine 1, to protrude in the rearward direction of the vehicle and at a height position below that of the driveshaft 50, wherein the sensor 42 is mounted to the vehicle-rearward lateral surface of the engine 1 at a height position located above the flange section 28a and in overlapping relation with the driveshaft 50 when viewed from a rear side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Akinobu Aoki, Masaaki Sato, Nobuhiro Fujii, Kenji Kashiyama, Noriyoshi Okii, Tomohiro Koguchi, Fumie Kitakaze, Atsushi Hisano
  • Publication number: 20100064787
    Abstract: Disclosed is an arrangement structure for a sensor to be mounted to an engine of a vehicle, wherein the engine is arranged in an engine compartment 2 of the vehicle in a posture allowing a crankshaft 8 of the engine to be oriented in a widthwise direction of the vehicle. The arrangement structure comprises a driveshaft 50 arranged along a vehicle-rearward lateral surface of the engine 1 facing in a rearward direction of the vehicle, to rotatably drive a front wheel, and a flange section 28a provided as a joining section between two members (12, 15) constituting the engine 1, to protrude in the rearward direction of the vehicle and at a height position below that of the driveshaft 50, wherein the sensor 42 is mounted to the vehicle-rearward lateral surface of the engine 1 at a height position located above the flange section 28a and in overlapping relation with the driveshaft 50 when viewed from a rear side of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu AOKI, Masaaki SATO, Nobuhiro FUJII, Kenji KASHIYAMA, Noriyoshi OKII, Tomohiro KOGUCHI, Fumie KITAKAZE, Atsushi HISANO
  • Publication number: 20090222913
    Abstract: An owner code (service-recipient code) assigned to a package, which is an object to which a service is provided by transportation installations or facilities (i.e., shared service resource) including a pickup branch office 2, a first transit station 3, a second transit station 4 and a delivery transit station 5, is read at the transit stations 3, 4. An owner (recipient) designated by the service-recipient code is authorized with a control right which enables the owner to control a service (i.e., package delivery treatment performed in the transit stations 3, 4) provided by the shared service resource with respect to the package (service-provided object).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fujii, Takafumi Kimura, Atsushi Hisano