Patents by Inventor Junya Ueda

Junya Ueda 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: 11267123
    Abstract: A robot system that performs work of coupling a cable to a connector provided on a board, includes a robot in which a gripping unit that grips the cable and a force detection unit that detects a force acting on the gripping unit are provided, and a robot control apparatus that controls the robot, wherein the robot control apparatus controls the robot to perform a conveyance action for the gripping unit to grip the cable with a first gripping force and convey the cable onto the board, a correction action for the gripping unit to grip the cable with a second gripping force and correct a posture of the cable based on the force acting by pressing the cable against the connector, and an insertion action for the gripping unit to grip the cable with a third gripping force and insert the cable into the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Junya Ueda, Hideki Hata, Masaki Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 11230010
    Abstract: A robot system that performs work of coupling a flexible cable to a connector provided on a board, includes a robot in which a gripping unit that grips the cable and a force detection unit that detects a force acting on the gripping unit are provided, a control unit that controls the robot to perform a conveyance action to grip the cable using the gripping unit and convey the cable onto the board, and an insertion action to insert the cable into the connector by force control based on a detection result in the force detection unit, an insertion speed entry part in which an insertion speed of the cable into the connector at the insertion action is entered, and a determination unit that can determine force control information necessary for the force control in the insertion action according to the insertion speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Junya Ueda
  • Patent number: 11167413
    Abstract: A robot control apparatus includes a processor that is configured to control a robot having a robot arm to which an end effector is attached. The processor is configured to: insert one end of a cable into a first connector while holding a side of one end of the cable using the end effector; store a position and a posture of a specific point on the cable or the end effector when the insertion of the one end of the cable into the first connector is completed; move the end effector along the cable toward a side of the other end of the cable based on an amount of movement toward the other end of the cable stored in advance and the position and the posture while guiding the cable using the end effector; hold the side of the other end of the cable using the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Junya Ueda, Masayuki Ilyama, Tsuguya Kojima, Yuki Yahiro
  • Patent number: 11126154
    Abstract: A control device adapted to control a robot including a robot arm provided with a force detector includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control the robot, wherein the processor is configured to: operate the robot arm to move a screw gauge which is disposed on a tip side of the force detector of the robot arm, used for an inspection of a screw hole, and provided with an external thread, to make the external thread have contact with the screw hole; then detect force applied to the screw gauge using the force detector to perform force control in a direction perpendicular to a direction of an axis of the screw hole based on detection information of the force detector; and operate the robot arm to move the screw gauge based on the force control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Junya Ueda, Yuji Shimada
  • Patent number: 10792812
    Abstract: A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control driving of a robot capable of performing work including a screw-tightening process for tightening a screw, wherein the processor is configured to: receive an input of at least one of characteristics of an object including the screw used in the screw-tightening process; calculate, on the basis of the characteristics received, a value concerning screw-tightening torque at a time of the tightening of the screw by the robot; and cause a display to display the value concerning the screw-tightening torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junya Ueda
  • Patent number: 10698331
    Abstract: To provide a two-component developer for electrostatic charge image development, the two-component developer enabling a high image quality to be kept and enabling the occurrence of fogging to be suppressed even in continuous printing of an image high in coverage rate. The two-component developer for electrostatic charge image development includes a toner particle including a toner base particle and an external additive disposed on the surface of the toner base particle, and a carrier particle including a core material particle and a covering section disposed on the surface of the core material particle, wherein the external additive includes an alumina particle, and the percentage of exposed area of the core material particle is 4.0% or more and 15.0% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Obara, Koji Shibata, Junya Ueda, Takuya Takahashi, Satoshi Uchino
  • Publication number: 20200180157
    Abstract: A robot system that performs work of coupling a flexible cable to a connector provided on a board, includes a robot in which a gripping unit that grips the cable and a force detection unit that detects a force acting on the gripping unit are provided, a control unit that controls the robot to perform a conveyance action to grip the cable using the gripping unit and convey the cable onto the board, and an insertion action to insert the cable into the connector by force control based on a detection result in the force detection unit, an insertion speed entry part in which an insertion speed of the cable into the connector at the insertion action is entered, and a determination unit that can determine force control information necessary for the force control in the insertion action according to the insertion speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Junya UEDA
  • Publication number: 20200174388
    Abstract: It is a two-component developer for electrostatic charge image development, which contains toner containing at least a binder resin and an external additive on a surface and a carrier containing a resin layer at least on a surface of a core material. The binder resin contains a crystalline polyester resin, the external additive contains alumina particles, and the resin layer contains a silicone resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Koji SHIBATA, Shinya OBARA, Junya UEDA, Takuya TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200156249
    Abstract: A robot system that performs work of coupling a cable to a connector provided on a board, includes a robot in which a gripping unit that grips the cable and a force detection unit that detects a force acting on the gripping unit are provided, and a robot control apparatus that controls the robot, wherein the robot control apparatus controls the robot to perform a conveyance action for the gripping unit to grip the cable with a first gripping force and convey the cable onto the board, a correction action for the gripping unit to grip the cable with a second gripping force and correct a posture of the cable based on the force acting by pressing the cable against the connector, and an insertion action for the gripping unit to grip the cable with a third gripping force and insert the cable into the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Junya UEDA, Hideki HATA, Masaki MIYASAKA
  • Patent number: 10585368
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic image developing toner containing toner mother particles having external additives on a surface of the mother particle, wherein the external additives contains calcium titanate particles having an average primary particle size in the range of 50 to 150 nm, and alumina particles; and an average primary particle size of the alumina particles is less than the average primary particle size of the calcium titanate particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Junya Ueda, Shinya Obara, Takuya Takahashi, Ikuko Sakurada, Satoshi Uchino
  • Publication number: 20190354032
    Abstract: To provide a two-component developer for electrostatic charge image development, the two-component developer enabling a high image quality to be kept and enabling the occurrence of fogging to be suppressed even in continuous printing of an image high in coverage rate. The two-component developer for electrostatic charge image development includes a toner particle including a toner base particle and an external additive disposed on the surface of the toner base particle, and a carrier particle including a core material particle and a covering section disposed on the surface of the core material particle, wherein the external additive includes an alumina particle, and the percentage of exposed area of the core material particle is 4.0% or more and 15.0% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Shinya OBARA, Koji SHIBATA, Junya UEDA, Takuya TAKAHASHI, Satoshi UCHINO
  • Publication number: 20190329403
    Abstract: A robot control apparatus includes a processor that is configured to control a robot having a robot arm to which an end effector is attached. The processor is configured to: insert one end of a cable into a first connector while holding a side of one end of the cable using the end effector; store a position and a posture of a specific point on the cable or the end effector when the insertion of the one end of the cable into the first connector is completed; move the end effector along the cable toward a side of the other end of the cable based on an amount of movement toward the other end of the cable stored in advance and the position and the posture while guiding the cable using the end effector; hold the side of the other end of the cable using the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Junya UEDA, Masayuki IIYAMA, Tsuguya KOJIMA, Yuki YAHIRO
  • Patent number: 10409189
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an electrostatic latent image developer including: a toner having toner base particles and an external additive; and a carrier, wherein the external additive contains silicone oil-treated silica and titanium oxide, Net intensity of titanium (Ti) in the toner to be measured by X-ray fluorescence analysis is 0.5 to 5 kcps, the carrier has a resin coating layer coating core material particles, and the resin coating layer has a constituent unit formed from an alicyclic (meth)acrylic acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Junya Ueda, Satoshi Uchino, Shinya Obara, Takuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10363661
    Abstract: A control device which controls a robot having a moving part includes: a processor which is configured to cause an end effector provided on the moving part to move an insertion object, bring the insertion object into contact with an insertion hole provided in an insertion target object in the state where the insertion object is tilted from a center axis of the insertion hole, and subsequently insert the insertion object into the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Ueda, Masakazu Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Shimodaira
  • Publication number: 20190212666
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic image developing toner containing toner mother particles having external additives on a surface of the mother particle, wherein the external additives contains calcium titanate particles having an average primary particle size in the range of 50 to 150 nm, and alumina particles; and an average primary particle size of the alumina particles is less than the average primary particle size of the calcium titanate particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Junya UEDA, Shinya Obara, Takuya Takahashi, Ikuko Sakurada, Satoshi Uchino
  • Patent number: 10241432
    Abstract: An electrostatically charged image developing toner includes a particulate toner matrix containing an external additive on the surface of the particulate toner matrix. The external additive includes silica particles A and silica particles B. The silica particles A have a number average primary-particle diameter in the range of 40 to 100 nm and an average circularity in the range of 0.50 to 0.90, and are surface-modified with silicone oil. The silica particles B have a number average primary-particle diameter of 25 nm or more and smaller than the number average primary-particle diameter of the silica particles A, and are surface-modified with alkylalkoxysilane having a specific structure or silazane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Obara, Satoshi Uchino, Junya Ueda, Takuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10234778
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles including a particulate toner matrix and an external additive adhering to a surface of the particulate toner matrix. The particulate toner matrix includes a crystalline polyester resin. The external additive includes silica particles. The silica particles are secondary particles including primary particles having a diameter in the range of 30 to 90 nm. The secondary particles have an average circularity in the range of 0.25 to 0.50. The secondary particles have an average aspect ratio of 3.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Uchino, Shinya Obara, Junya Ueda, Takuya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190056679
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes toner particles having silica particles as an external additive on surfaces of toner base particles, wherein surfaces of a part or all of the silica particles are modified with silicone oil, and the following relational formula (1) is satisfied. 0.30?Si(B)/Si(A)?0.65??relational formula (1) [In the relational formula (1), Si(A) represents a NET intensity of a Si element contained in the electrostatic latent image developing toner, measured by a wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence analyzer. Si(B) represents a NET intensity of a Si element contained in the electrostatic latent image developing toner ultrasonically dispersed in water, measured by a wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Junya UEDA, Satoshi UCHINO, Shinya OBARA, Takuya TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180348729
    Abstract: A control device adapted to control a robot including a robot arm provided with a force detector includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control the robot, wherein the processor is configured to: operate the robot arm to move a screw gauge which is disposed on a tip side of the force detector of the robot arm, used for an inspection of a screw hole, and provided with an external thread, to make the external thread have contact with the screw hole; then detect force applied to the screw gauge using the force detector to perform force control in a direction perpendicular to a direction of an axis of the screw hole based on detection information of the force detector; and operate the robot arm to move the screw gauge based on the force control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Junya UEDA, Yuji SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20180215038
    Abstract: A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control driving of a robot capable of performing work including a screw-tightening process for tightening a screw, wherein the processor is configured to: receive an input of at least one of characteristics of an object including the screw used in the screw-tightening process; calculate, on the basis of the characteristics received, a value concerning screw-tightening torque at a time of the tightening of the screw by the robot; and cause a display to display the value concerning the screw-tightening torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Junya UEDA