Patents by Inventor Hideya Umemoto

Hideya Umemoto 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: 10656653
    Abstract: A work area determination system for an autonomous traveling work vehicle includes a photographing device for photographing a predetermined area including a work area and acquiring a photographic image thereof, a positioning device for obtaining position information indicative of a position at which the photographic image has been acquired, a map generation section for generating a map based on the photographic image and the position information, a displaying section for displaying the map, and a work area determination section for determining the work area in which the autonomous traveling work vehicle is to work, based on an area designation for the map displayed in the displaying section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Uemura, Hitoshi Aoyama, Hideya Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20190391589
    Abstract: A work vehicle comprising: a drive wheel unit that is provided in a vehicle body and is configured to be driven by a travel drive mechanism; a work unit that is provided in the vehicle body and is configured to perform work on a work target; a battery provided in the vehicle body; a motor that is configured to receive electric power from the battery and drive the work unit; an inclination sensor configured to detect an inclination of the vehicle body relative to a horizontal plane; and a first captured image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image that shows surroundings of the vehicle body when the work is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Hitoshi Aoyama, Hideya Umemoto, Katsuhiko Uemura, Kentaro Shinkai, Shinichi Yamada, Kanako Komori, Kensuke Uemoto
  • Publication number: 20190387671
    Abstract: A work vehicle that performs an operation while traveling autonomously includes: a base frame configured to support a wheel; a unit frame configured to support an operation unit that performs the operation; a link frame capable of changing a relative height of the unit frame with respect to the base frame , the link frame spanning between the base frame and the unit frame; and a setting unit configured to set an operating height of the operation unit with respect to a working surface of a working field in which the operation is performed, in accordance with operation information indicating an operation target to be subjected to the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hideya Umemoto, Hitoshi Aoyama, Katsuhiko Uemura, Takeshi Komorida, Kensuke Uemoto, Kentaro Shinkai, Shinichi Yamada, Kanako Komori
  • Publication number: 20190176677
    Abstract: An accommodation device is configured to accommodate a plurality of work vehicles that carry out a work while traveling autonomously includes a plurality of accommodation cases mounted on a load carrying bed of a transporter vehicle and capable of accommodating the plurality of work vehicles individually, a supporting section for supporting the plurality of accommodation cases respectively with allowing movement thereof along a preset path, an actuator for driving the supporting section for causing the accommodation cases to move along the path and an electric generator for supplying electric power to the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hideya Umemoto, Kentaro Shinkai, Takeshi Komorida, Kensuke Uemoto, Shinichi Yamada, Kanako Komori
  • Publication number: 20190171216
    Abstract: A management system 100 for a work vehicle configured to carry out a utility work while traveling autonomously includes a work field information acquisition section 21 for acquiring work field information indicative of information relating to a work field where the work is to be carried out, a route information acquisition section 22 for acquiring route information indicative of a traveling route along which the vehicle has traveled while carrying out the work in the work field, a consumed electric power information acquisition section 23 for acquiring electric power information indicative of consumed electric power required for the work of an amount of electric power stored in a battery mounted on the work vehicle, a tilt angle information acquisition section 24 for acquiring tilt angle information indicative of a tilt angle of the work field relative to the horizontal plane, and a calculation section 25 for calculating a cost required for the work, based on the work field information, the route information,
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kensuke Uemoto, Katsuhiko Uemura, Nobuyuki Yoshii, Hideya Umemoto, Hitoshi Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20190113928
    Abstract: A work area determination system for an autonomous traveling work vehicle includes a photographing device for photographing a predetermined area including a work area and acquiring a photographic image thereof, a positioning device for obtaining position information indicative of a position at which the photographic image has been acquired, a map generation section for generating a map based on the photographic image and the position information, a displaying section for displaying the map, and a work area determination section for determining the work area in which the autonomous traveling work vehicle is to work, based on an area designation for the map displayed in the displaying section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Uemura, Hitoshi Aoyama, Hideya Umemoto
  • Patent number: 9676270
    Abstract: A work vehicle having a hood for covering an engine room is disclosed. The engine room has a first region and a second region partitioned from each other, the engine room being configured such that air can be introduced from outside of the hood to the first region. A radiator is disposed in the first region, and air flows through the radiator from the first region to the second region. In the second region, the engine and an accessory unit for the engine are provided. The work vehicle includes an adjusting device for adjusting an amount of the air that flows from the first region to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Tsuchihashi, Hideya Umemoto, Osami Fujiwara, Yoshikazu Togoshi, Yoshikazu Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9668404
    Abstract: A mower includes: a driver's seat provided to a vehicle frame. A transmission is arranged at least partially below the driver's seat. An engine arranged rearward of the transmission such that a bottom end of the engine is positioned higher than a bottom end of the transmission. An exhaust gas purification device is arranged rearward of the engine. An air cleaner is arranged forward of the exhaust gas purification device and above the engine. A radiator extends from an area between the transmission and the engine so as to project further upward than the air cleaner through an area between the driver's seat and the air cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Minoura, Kazuaki Nogami, Takahiro Shiraga, Hideya Umemoto, Seiya Yoshida, Hideki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20170087976
    Abstract: A work vehicle having a hood for covering an engine room is disclosed. The engine room has a first region and a second region partitioned from each other, the engine room being configured such that air can be introduced from outside of the hood to the first region. A radiator is disposed in the first region, and air flows through the radiator from the first region to the second region. In the second region, the engine and an accessory unit for the engine are provided. The work vehicle includes an adjusting device for adjusting an amount of the air that flows from the first region to the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Hironori Tsuchihashi, Hideya Umemoto, Osami Fujiwara, Yoshikazu Togoshi, Yoshikazu Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9596804
    Abstract: A riding mower is provided with a front frame, a rear frame on which a drive unit is mounted, a rollover protective structure (ROPS). A first coupling part couples one front frame and one rear frame. A second coupling part couples a rear end of the front frame and a supporting column of the ROPS. A third coupling part couples the supporting column and the rear frame. The riding mower utilizes at least one triangular structural element defined in part by the first, second and third coupling parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Asahara, Hideya Umemoto, Osami Fujiwara, Hideki Aoki, Akira Minoura, Yoshikazu Togoshi
  • Patent number: 9469189
    Abstract: A work vehicle in which a cooling fan is arranged forward of an engine and an exhaust gas purification device is arranged rearward of the engine. An inlet-side exhaust passage connects an exhaust manifold and the exhaust gas purification device. An outlet-side exhaust passage connects the exhaust gas purification device and the exhaust end portion. A first exhaust passage is coupled to the exhaust gas purification device and passes over the exhaust gas purification device to reach beside a first end portion. A second exhaust passage is coupled to the first exhaust passage and extends in a transverse direction and below the exhaust gas purification device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Minoura, Kazuaki Nogami, Takahiro Shiraga, Hideya Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20160193912
    Abstract: A work vehicle in which a cooling fan is arranged forward of an engine and an exhaust gas purification device is arranged rearward of the engine. An inlet-side exhaust passage connects an exhaust manifold and the exhaust gas purification device. An outlet-side exhaust passage connects the exhaust gas purification device and the exhaust end portion. A first exhaust passage is coupled to the exhaust gas purification device and passes over the exhaust gas purification device to reach beside a first end portion. A second exhaust passage is coupled to the first exhaust passage and extends in a transverse direction and below the exhaust gas purification device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MINOURA, Kazuaki NOGAMI, Takahiro SHIRAGA, Hideya UMEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160194989
    Abstract: A mower includes: a driver's seat provided to a vehicle frame. A transmission is arranged at least partially below the driver's seat. An engine arranged rearward of the transmission such that a bottom end of the engine is positioned higher than a bottom end of the transmission. An exhaust gas purification device is arranged rearward of the engine. An air cleaner is arranged forward of the exhaust gas purification device and above the engine. A radiator extends from an area between the transmission and the engine so as to project further upward than the air cleaner through an area between the driver's seat and the air cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MINOURA, Kazuaki NOGAMI, Takahiro SHIRAGA, Hideya UMEMOTO, Seiya YOSHIDA, Hideki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20160057924
    Abstract: A riding mower is provided with a front frame, a rear frame on which a drive unit is mounted, a rollover protective structure (ROPS). A first coupling part couples one front frame and one rear frame. A second coupling part couples a rear end of the front frame and a supporting column of the ROPS. A third coupling part couples the supporting column and the rear frame. The riding mower utilizes at least one triangular structural element defined in part by the first, second and third coupling parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato ASAHARA, Hideya UMEMOTO, Osami FUJIWARA, Hideki AOKI, Akira MINOURA, Yoshikazu TOGOSHI
  • Patent number: 8997914
    Abstract: A pump supplying reservoir oil reservoired in an input case to devices to be supplied with the reservoir oil and a filter for filtering the reservoir oil circulating in the input case are provided in the input case. A pump supplying reservoir oil in each of left and right axle cases to a hydraulic continuously variable transmission provided in each of the axle cases and a filter filtering the reservoir oil circulating in each of the left and right axle cases are provided in each of the left and right axle cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hideya Umemoto, Akira Minoura
  • Publication number: 20130125703
    Abstract: A fuel pump supplying reservoir oil reservoired in an input case to devices to be supplied with the reservoir oil and a filter for filtering the reservoir oil circulating in the input case are provided in the input case. A fuel pump supplying reservoir oil in each of left and right axle cases to a hydraulic continuously variable transmission provided in each of the axle cases and a filter filtering the reservoir oil circulating in each of the left and right axle cases are provided in each of the left and right axle cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideya UMEMOTO, Akira MINOURA
  • Patent number: 8418678
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel system for a traveling vehicle having an engine mounted on a vehicle body and a ROPS extending upward from the vehicle body. The fuel system includes a fuel tank accommodating an amount of fuel, a canister, an evaporating hose including a first evaporating hose portion and a second evaporating hose portion for sending fuel vapor generated inside the fuel tank to the canister. The first evaporating hose portion is connected to the fuel tank and extending upward from the fuel tank along a vertical post of the ROPS. The second evaporating hose portion extends downward along a vertical post of the ROPS and is connected to the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ochi, Masahiro Yamada, Hideya Umemoto, Eiji Satou, Yusuke Shoji, Kazuaki Nogami, Takeshi Komorida, Hiroyuki Tada, Yoshikazu Togoshi, Akira Minoura, Yoshiyuki Esaki
  • Patent number: 8277528
    Abstract: A dust removal system for a riding lawn mower, comprising an engine, a speed change device disposed outside of an engine compartment, and a universal coupling inserted through an opening provided to a separating wall in order to connect an output shaft of the engine and an input shaft of the speed change device. The dust removal system is composed of a perforated board which rotates integrally with the output shaft and around the axis of the output shaft in order to impede grass cuttings from flowing into the engine compartment through the opening, the perforated board having an insertion hole formed in the center to allow the universal coupling to be inserted; and a seal unit for substantially sealing the space between the universal coupling and the peripheral edge of the insertion hole. The seal unit has a radially extending flange formed on the universal coupling, and a ring member in which one end is mounted on the flange and the other end is in contact with the peripheral area around the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hideya Umemoto, Eiji Satou, Takeshi Komorida, Yoshihiro Ueda, Masato Asahara, Kazuhiro Ochi, Masahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: D774557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Sasaki, Hideya Umemoto
  • Patent number: D774558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Sasaki, Hideya Umemoto