Patents by Inventor Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard

Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard 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).

  • Publication number: 20210086374
    Abstract: A robot system and method for conditionally stopping a robot, wherein a maximum stopping time and/or distance are defined by a user or integrator through a user interface as safety limits based on the risk assessment. The method provides the continuous calculation of the time and/or distance, which the robot would need to stop under maximum motor torque and/or brake appliance. The robot is stopped or the speed of the robot is reduced, if the calculated time and/or distance exceeds the maximum limit values set by the user or integrator. The method may also be used to program or generate the trajectories of the robot as not to exceed the speed of the movement under the condition of keeping the set maximum stopping time and/or distance as defined by a use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicants: Universal Robots A/S, Universal Robots A/S
    Inventors: David BRANDT, Esben Hallundbæk ØSTERGAARD
  • Patent number: 9833897
    Abstract: Methods includes calibrating robots without the use of external measurement equipment and copying working programs between un-calibrated robots. Both methods utilize the properties of a closed chain and the relative position of the links in the chain in order to update the kinematic models of the robots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Robots A/S
    Inventors: Rune Søe-Knudsen, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Henrik Gordon Petersen
  • Publication number: 20160136805
    Abstract: Methods includes calibrating robots without the use of external measurement equipment and copying working programs between un-calibrated robots. Both methods utilize the properties of a closed chain and the relative position of the links in the chain in order to update the kinematic models of the robots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Rune SØE-KNUDSEN, Esben Hallundbæk ØSTERGAARD, Henrik Gordon Petersen
  • Patent number: 9248573
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method of calibrating robots without the use of external measurement equipment. The invention furthermore pertains to a method of copying working programs between un-calibrated robots. Both methods utilize the properties of a closed chain and the relative position of the links in the chain in order to update the kinematic models of the robots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ROBOTS A/S
    Inventors: Rune Søe-Knudsen, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Henrik Gordon Petersen
  • Patent number: 8779715
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive mechanism. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Robots ApS
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Patent number: 8614559
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Robots ApS
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Publication number: 20130255426
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicants: Universal Robots ApS
    Inventors: Kristian KASSOW, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Publication number: 20130231778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user friendly method for programming a robot, where the method comprises placing the robot at a given position P0 in the surroundings and using a portion or point P of the robot (for instance the point to which a tool is attached during use of the robot) to define one or more geometrical features relative to the surroundings of the robot and establishing a relationship between the geometrical features and first coordinates of a robot-related coordinate system, whereby the robot can subsequently be instructed to carry out movements of specified portions of the robot relative to said surroundings by reference to said one or more geometrical features. By these means it becomes easy for users that are not experts in robot programming to program and use the robot. The geometrical features can according to the invention be stored in storage means and used subsequently also in other settings than the specific setting in which the programming took place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Universal Robots ApS
    Inventor: Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard
  • Patent number: 8410732
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Publication number: 20120210817
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Kristian KASSOW, Esben Hallundbæk ØSTERGAARD, Kasper STØY
  • Publication number: 20090289591
    Abstract: The invention relates to a programmable robot system comprising a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint, the system furthermore comprising controllable drive means provided in at least some of said joints and a control system for controlling said drive means. The robot system is furthermore provided with user interface means comprising means for programming the robot system, said user interface means being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof and storage means co-operating with said user interface means and said control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy