Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Mukou

Hiroshi Mukou 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: 11413758
    Abstract: An operation tool includes a grasping mechanism that grasps a wire harness. The grasping mechanism includes a plurality of chuck parts that grasp a wire member, and two clamping members that are arranged so as to face each other in order to sandwich the wire member. A drive device of the grasping mechanism includes a movement mechanism that moves the second clamping member toward the first clamping member. The drive device includes a rotation mechanism that moves the first clamping member so as to rotate the wire member while the wire member is grasped by the chuck parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mukou, Yoshihito Ooagu
  • Publication number: 20200290206
    Abstract: An operation tool includes a grasping mechanism that grasps a wire harness. The grasping mechanism includes a plurality of chuck parts that grasp a wire member, and two clamping members that are arranged so as to face each other in order to sandwich the wire member. A drive device of the grasping mechanism includes a movement mechanism that moves the second clamping member toward the first clamping member. The drive device includes a rotation mechanism that moves the first clamping member so as to rotate the wire member while the wire member is grasped by the chuck parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi MUKOU, Yoshihito OOAGU
  • Publication number: 20200122342
    Abstract: The robot hand holds a wire harness having a long harness main body and a connector connected to an end of the harness main body. The robot hand includes a fixed holding portion which holds the harness main body a vicinity of the end thereof, a pressing portion movable relative to the fixed holding portion in a longitudinal direction of the harness main body held by the fixed holding portion, and a driving unit which moves the pressing portion in a direction away from the fixed holding portion such that the pressing portion presses the connector outwardly in the longitudinal direction of the harness main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi MUKOU
  • Patent number: 9849597
    Abstract: A suction-type hand according to the present invention includes a base part, a plurality of linear drive devices successively arranged in the base part, a plurality of link parts, which are each connected to the corresponding one of movable parts of the linear drive devices and which are moved closer to or moved away from the base part in response to the movement of the movable parts, a plurality of joint parts for connecting the plurality of link parts in series, and rotatably supporting the link parts, and a plurality of suction parts for drawing and holding a workpiece, which are each supported by the corresponding one of the plurality of link parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mukou, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20170129109
    Abstract: A suction-type hand according to the present invention includes a base part, a plurality of linear drive devices successively arranged in the base part, a plurality of link parts, which are each connected to the corresponding one of movable parts of the linear drive devices and which are moved closer to or moved away from the base part in response to the movement of the movable parts, a plurality of joint parts for connecting the plurality of link parts in series, and rotatably supporting the link parts, and a plurality of suction parts for drawing and holding a workpiece, which are each supported by the corresponding one of the plurality of link parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mukou, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Patent number: 8979151
    Abstract: A robot hand (10) comprises an outside section that is not adapted for entry into a high-temperature area and an entry section adapted for entering the high-temperature area includes a frame (15) extending from the base unit and covering intermediate portions of the shafts; a distal end support (30) provided in the frame and adapted to support near distal end portions of the shafts; and holding units (13, 14) each attached to corresponding each of the shafts for holding a workpiece. The proximal end support is adapted to support the shafts via a bearing. The distal end support includes support holes larger than the outer diameters of the shafts such that the shafts are inserted into the support holes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Mukou
  • Publication number: 20140125079
    Abstract: A robot hand (10) comprises an outside section that is not adapted for entry into a high-temperature area and an entry section adapted for entering the high-temperature area includes a frame (15) extending from the base unit and covering intermediate portions of the shafts; a distal end support (30) provided in the frame and adapted to support near distal end portions of the shafts; and holding units (13, 14) each attached to corresponding each of the shafts for holding a workpiece. The proximal end support is adapted to support the shafts via a bearing. The distal end support includes support holes larger than the outer diameters of the shafts such that the shafts are inserted into the support holes, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Mukou