Patents by Inventor Hiroki Kinoshita

Hiroki Kinoshita 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: 20220018964
    Abstract: A surroundings detection device includes an infrared light projector, an infrared camera, and a processor. The infrared light projector is configured to output infrared light by switching between a uniform irradiation mode in which a predetermined range is irradiated with the infrared light, and a pattern irradiation mode in which the predetermined range is irradiated with the infrared light in a predetermined pattern. The processor is configured to: generate an image with brightness distribution for the predetermined range reflected by a target present in the predetermined range; and generate an image with pattern distribution for the predetermined range reflected by a target present in the predetermined range, and detect the distance to the target in the predetermined range based on the image with pattern distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuki Horiba, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita, Hiroki Saito
  • Patent number: 11110592
    Abstract: A remote control robot system includes a slave arm configured to perform a given work, a master arm having a motor configured to drive a joint, and configured to receive from an operator an operation to manipulate the slave arm, an instruction generating module configured to generate an instruction to apply to the master arm an imaginary external force in a given direction that is independent from a force received by the slave arm from the exterior, and a motor controller configured to supply, to the motor, drive current corresponding to the instruction sent from the instruction generating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Shimomura, Masayuki Kamon, Jun Fujimori, Hiroki Kinoshita, Takuya Shitaka, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210220990
    Abstract: A robot system (1) includes the robot (10), a motion sensor (11), a surrounding environment sensor (12, 13), an operation apparatus (21), a learning control section (41), and a relay apparatus (30). The robot (10) performs work based on an operation command. The operation apparatus (21) detects and outputs an operator-operating force applied by the operator. The learning control section (41) outputs a calculation operating force. The relay apparatus (30) outputs the operation command based on the operator-operating force and the calculation operating force. The learning control section (41) estimates and outputs the calculation operating force by using a model constructed by performing the machine learning of the operator-operating force, the surrounding environment data, the operation data, and the operation command based on the operation data and the surrounding environment data outputted by the sensors (11 to 13), and the operation command outputted by the relay apparatus (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi HASUNUMA, Jun FUJIMORI, Hiroki KINOSHITA, Takeshi YAMAMOTO, Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Kazuki KURASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10907871
    Abstract: A refrigerant flow path switch arranged between an outdoor device and each of multiple indoor devices controls a refrigerant flow and is provided with a housing; a refrigerant flow path switching circuit having multiple refrigerant flow path switching circuits, wherein each refrigerant flow path switching circuit includes a high/low pressure gas pipe, a low pressure gas pipe, a high/low pressure electric valve provided at the high/low pressure gas pipe, and a low pressure electric valve provided at the low pressure gas pipe. A liquid pipe assembly is arranged in the housing and has multiple liquid pipes connected to the multiple indoor devices. A first divider plate is provided between adjacent ones of the refrigerant flow path switching circuits and divides an internal space of the housing such that a space divided by the first divider plate is in a substantially cubic shape, which is filled with a foaming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI-JOHNSON CONTROLS AIR CONDITIONING, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kinoshita, Kazuhiro Tsuchihashi, Naoyuki Fushimi, Toshiki Mochizuki, Shuntaro Inoue, Masayoshi Murofushi, Yoshinori Iwashina, Kazuhiko Tani
  • Patent number: 10746435
    Abstract: In order to enable a drain pan to be visually checked for contamination without requiring a complicated operation, the present invention is configured so as to be equipped with: a housing; a drain pan provided inside the housing; a drain pump for pumping up drain water accumulated in the drain pan; an opening provided in a side surface of the housing; and a cover member attached to the opening and covering the opening. When the cover member is detached from the opening at least a portion of the drain pan can be viewed from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI-JOHNSON CONTROLS AIR CONDITIONING, INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Muramatsu, Hajime Sasaki, Kouji Yonekura, Kazuho Hirao, Ryou Shibusawa, Hiroki Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20200206893
    Abstract: A robot system includes a slave unit including a slave-side force detector configured to detect a direction and a magnitude of a reaction force acting on a workpiece held by a work end of a slave arm, a master unit including a master-side force detector configured to detect a direction and a magnitude of an operating force applied by an operator to an operation end of a master arm, and a system controller configured to generate a slave operational command and a master operational command based on the operating force and the reaction force. The system controller includes a regulator configured to correct a moving direction of the work end so that the movement of the work end in a pressing direction of an object is regulated when the reaction force exceeds an acceptable value set beforehand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Jun FUJIMORI, Hiroki KINOSHITA, Takuya SHITAKA, Hiroki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200198120
    Abstract: A robot system includes a manipulating force detector configured to detect a manipulating force given to an operation end by an operator, a reaction-force detector configured to detect a reaction force given to a work end or a workpiece held by the work end, a system controller configured to generate an operating command of a master arm and generate an operating command of a slave arm based on the manipulating force and the reaction force, a master-side control part configured to control the master arm, and a slave-side control part configured to control the slave arm. The system controller has an exaggerated expresser configured to exaggeratedly present an operating feel to the operator who operates the operation end in a reaction-force sudden change state that is a state in which the reaction force changes rapidly with time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Jun FUJIMORI, Hiroki KINOSHITA, Takuya SHITAKA, Hiroki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200189091
    Abstract: A remote control robot system includes a slave arm configured to perform a given work, a master arm having a motor configured to drive a joint, and configured to receive from an operator an operation to manipulate the slave arm, an instruction generating module configured to generate an instruction to apply to the master arm an imaginary external force in a given direction that is independent from a force received by the slave arm from the exterior, and a motor controller configured to supply, to the motor, drive current corresponding to the instruction sent from the instruction generating module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Jun FUJIMORI, Hiroki KINOSHITA, Takuya SHITAKA, Hiroki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190093931
    Abstract: A refrigerant flow path switch arranged between an outdoor device and each of multiple indoor devices controls a refrigerant flow and is provided with a housing; a refrigerant flow path switching circuit having multiple refrigerant flow path switching circuits, wherein each refrigerant flow path switching circuit includes a high/low pressure gas pipe, a low pressure gas pipe, a high/low pressure electric valve provided at the high/low pressure gas pipe, and a low pressure electric valve provided at the low pressure gas pipe. A liquid pipe assembly is arranged in the housing and has multiple liquid pipes connected to the multiple indoor devices. A first divider plate is provided between adjacent ones of the refrigerant flow path switching circuits and divides an internal space of the housing such that a space divided by the first divider plate is in a substantially cubic shape, which is filled with a foaming agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki KINOSHITA, Kazuhiro TSUCHIHASHI, Naoyuki FUSHIMI, Toshiki MOCHIZUKI, Shuntaro INOUE, Masayoshi MUROFUSHI, Yoshinori IWASHINA, Kazuhiko TANI
  • Publication number: 20190041088
    Abstract: In order to enable a drain pan to be visually checked for contamination without requiring a complicated operation, the present invention is configured so as to be equipped with: a housing; a drain pan provided inside the housing; a drain pump for pumping up drain water accumulated in the drain pan; an opening provided in a side surface of the housing; and a cover member attached to the opening and covering the opening. When the cover member is detached from the opening at least a portion of the drain pan can be viewed from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki MURAMATSU, Hajime SASAKI, Kouji YONEKURA, Kazuho HIRAO, Ryou SHIBUSAWA, Hiroki KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20150334254
    Abstract: Provided is an electric equipment capable of simply executing functions without examining an instruction manual whenever the same function is used, in the case of reading an instruction manual from a PDF, a web page and the like. A multi-function peripheral has a plurality of functions and includes a display unit displaying information relating to each function, wherein when the information relating to one function is displayed on the display unit, the multi-function peripheral generates and displays an icon in association with the one function, and receive an instruction to execute the one function through the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroki KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 8665359
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes lens barrels 12 and 13 that house an image pickup optical system L1 to L5, an image pickup element 8 that performs a photoelectric conversion of an object image, an image pickup element holding member 10 that is movable in an optical axis direction with respect to the lens barrels, guide bars 15 and 16 that guide a movement of the image pickup element holding member, and adjustment mechanisms 9a and 9b that perform an inclination adjustment of the image pickup element. Ends at an object side of the guide bars are held by the lens barrels, and ends at an image side of the guide bars are held by a cover member 14 that includes an opening 14c to operate the adjustment mechanism from an outside at the opposite side and that is connected with the lens barrels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20110228164
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes lens barrels 12 and 13 that house an image pickup optical system L1 to L5, an image pickup element 8 that performs a photoelectric conversion of an object image, an image pickup element holding member 10 that is movable in an optical axis direction with respect to the lens barrels, guide bars 15 and 16 that guide a movement of the image pickup element holding member, and adjustment mechanisms 9a and 9b that perform an inclination adjustment of the image pickup element. Ends at an object side of the guide bars are held by the lens barrels, and ends at an image side of the guide bars are held by a cover member 14 that includes an opening 14c to operate the adjustment mechanism from an outside at the opposite side and that is connected with the lens barrels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 7266641
    Abstract: A CPU includes a bus interface, a control unit, an instruction cache, a data cache, a secondary cache, an instruction decoder, an arithmetic unit, and registers. When operations can be performed only with the cache, the CPU inhibits access to external memory and stops power supply to the external memory. With this arrangement, by performing operations in the CPU without using the external memory, it is possible to realize a speedy processing and to stop power supply to the external memory, thus allowing for reduction in power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kamei, Sohichi Yoshimura, Michiaki Nishimura, Yoshio Mizuyama, Hiroki Kinoshita, Takahiro Minami
  • Patent number: 7126735
    Abstract: An optical scanning apparatus comprising a plurality of light sources, a polygon mirror for deflecting beams emitted from the light sources in a main scanning direction, lenses for imaging the deflected beams on receiving surfaces and diverting mirrors for directing the beams which passed through the lenses to the receiving surfaces. In one side of the polygon mirror, three diverting mirrors are provided in an upper optical path, and two diverting mirrors are provided in a lower optical path. In the other side of the polygon mirror, one diverting mirror is provided in a lower optical path, and two diverting mirrors are provided in an upper optical path. Thereby, bows on the receiving surfaces have the same curving direction, and color displacement can be inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kinoshita, Makoto Ooki, Yoshiki Sugimaru
  • Publication number: 20050103766
    Abstract: An automatic groove-tracing welding system is capable of carrying out a welding operation, particularly, a welding operation involving weaving, without requiring monitoring even if conditions of a groove is different from design conditions of the groove. An image processor 3 receives an image signal representing an image of a weld zone 52 including the tip of a welding wire from a camera head 2 provided with a CCD camera, processes the image of the weld zone 52 to determine the position of a groove, calculates the positional relation of the groove with a welding torch 1, and sends a position correction for correcting the position of the welding torch 1 so that the welding path of the tip of the welding torch 1 may coincide with a predetermined middle part in the groove to a robot controller 43 for controlling a welding robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Takahisa Iizuka, Hideaki Mizuno, Hiroki Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20040103253
    Abstract: A CPU includes a bus interface, a control unit, an instruction cache, a data cache, a secondary cache, an instruction decoder, an arithmetic unit, and registers. When operations can be performed only with the cache, the CPU inhibits access to external memory and stops power supply to the external memory. With this arrangement, by performing operations in the CPU without using the external memory, it is possible to realize a speedy processing and to stop power supply to the external memory, thus allowing for reduction in power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kamei, Sohichi Yoshimura, Michiaki Nishimura, Yoshio Mizuyama, Hiroki Kinoshita, Takahiro Minami
  • Patent number: 6629795
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a paper transport unit, and a control unit for supplying the image forming unit with image data for a plurality of pages so that the image forming unit forms images page by page on sheets transported by the paper transport unit, wherein, when the image data for each page includes data representative of blanks on a leading end side and on a tail end side of the page in a paper transport direction, the control unit deletes the data representative of the blank either on the leading end side or on the tail end side from the image data prior to supplying the image forming unit with the image data, and controls the paper transport unit so that a plurality of sheets are transported sequentially to the image formation unit in a multiple state in which one sheet partially overlaps with another in the paper transport direction by a length corresponding to the deleted data representative of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Kinoshita, Kazunori Soda, Yoshifumi Maitani, Hideki Sekino, Masayuki Gomi, Masahiro Kitajiri, Takehiro Katoh, Noritomo Nakashima, Yasuhiro Inoue, Yoshio Nishimoto, Yukinari Satou, Norihide Momose
  • Publication number: 20010033050
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a paper transport unit, and a control unit for supplying the image forming unit with image data for a plurality of pages so that the image forming unit forms images page by page on sheets transported by the paper transport unit, wherein, when the image data for each page includes data representative of blanks on a leading end side and on a tail end side of the page in a paper transport direction, the control unit deletes the data representative of the blank either on the leading end side or on the tail end side from the image data prior to supplying the image forming unit with the image data, and controls the paper transport unit so that a plurality of sheets are transported sequentially to the image formation unit in a multiple state in which one sheet partially overlaps with another in the paper transport direction by a length corresponding to the deleted data representative of the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Hiroki Kinoshita, Kazunori Soda, Yoshifumi Maitani, Hideki Sekino, Masayuki Gomi, Masahiro Kitajiri, Takehiro Katoh, Noritomo Nakashima, Yasuhiro Inoue, Yoshio Nishimoto, Yukinari Satou, Norihide Momose
  • Patent number: 6088146
    Abstract: In a scanning optical system in which a plurality of light beams emitted from a plurality of light sources are, after being formed into beams converging in a predetermined manner, deflected by a single deflector and are then shone, through scanning lens systems provided one for each light beam, onto a scanned surface so that the scanned surface is scanned by the light beams for image formation, at least one of the scanning lens systems satisfies the condition 0<-{(L-HH')+k}/k.ltoreq.0.2, where L represents the distance from the point of deflection of the light beam to the scanned surface, HH' represents the distance from the front-side principal point to the rear-side principal point of the scanning lens system, and k (k<0) represents the constant of proportionality defined by the formula y'=k.theta., where y' represents the image height on the scanned surface in the main scanning direction, and .theta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Takeshita, Nobuo Kanai, Hiroki Kinoshita, Satoshi Iwasaki