Patents by Inventor Kei Watanabe

Kei Watanabe 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: 20220253072
    Abstract: A robot control system according to the present embodiment is a robot control system that controls a plurality of mobile robots that can autonomously move in a facility. The robot control system acquires error information indicating that an error has occurred in a first transport robot, acquires transported object information related to a transported object of the first transport robot, determines a second transport robot able to transport the transported object of the first transport robot among the transport robots based on the transported object information and the error information, and moves the second transport robot to a transfer location of the transported object of the first transport robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220253069
    Abstract: A robot control system according to an embodiment is a robot control system that controls a mobile robot configured to be able to move autonomously inside a facility. When the mobile robot moves from a first area inside the facility to a second area through a partition configured to be openable and closable, a moving route of the mobile robot is set based on the mobile robot that is determined from an image captured by a first camera that photographs the first area and an obstacle that is determined from an image captured by a second camera that photographs the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Shiro ODA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20220250250
    Abstract: In a robot control system, the operation of a mobile robot that moves autonomously inside a facility is controlled based at least on an image captured by a photographing device that photographs a blind area located at a blind angle to the mobile robot. When entry of the mobile robot into a predetermined area corresponding to the blind area is detected, the amount of information obtainable from an image captured by the photographing device is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA, Kyosuke ARAI
  • Publication number: 20220251319
    Abstract: Provided is an optical article having a substrate, a primer layer generated by curing a polymerizable composition for forming the primer layer, and a photochromic layer generated by curing a (meth)acrylate-based polymerizable composition containing a photochromic compound in this order, in which the polymerizable composition for forming the primer layer contains a component A: polyisocyanate and a component B: hydroxy group-containing (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMADA, Kei KOBAYASHI, Teruo YAMASHITA, Tsuyoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220244734
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to the present embodiment includes: obstacle detection means for detecting an obstacle in an aisle; distance measurement means for measuring a distance from the obstacle; obstacle determination means for determining a kind of the obstacle; and storage means for storing a predetermined distance set according to the kind of the obstacle. The autonomous mobile system travels with the predetermined distance from the obstacle depending on the kind of the obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Shiro ODA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20220241965
    Abstract: A robot control system according to the present embodiment is a robot control system that controls a plurality of transport robots that is travelable autonomously in a facility. The robot control system: acquires error information indicating that an error has occurred in a first transport robot; acquires transported object information related to a transported object of the first transport robot; determines a second transport robot able to transport the transported object of the first transport robot among the transport robots based on the transported object information and the error information; and moves the second transport robot to a transfer location of the transported object of the first transport robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Shiro ODA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20220244730
    Abstract: An autonomous movement system according to an embodiment is an autonomous movement system that performs autonomous movement in a facility including an elevator, in which the autonomous movement system moves a waiting position in a car of the elevator, based on a person that gets on the car or an object that gets on the car. The autonomous movement system may determine the person or the object before the car stops at a floor or before a car door opens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA, Kyosuke ARAI
  • Patent number: 11400577
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a motor, a driving mechanism, a tool body, an elastically-connected part elastically connected to the tool body to be movable at least in a front-rear direction relative to the tool body, a detecting mechanism configured to detect pressing of a tool accessory against a workpiece, and a control part configured to control driving of the motor based on a detection result of the detecting mechanism. The detecting mechanism includes a movable member that is provided in one of the tool body and the elastically-connected part and configured to be moved by relative movement of the other of the tool body and the elastically-connected part in the front-rear direction, and a detector that is provided in the one of the tool body and the elastically-connected part and configured to detect rearward pressing of the tool accessory by detecting movement of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Kanako Hirono, Kei Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220236742
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to the present embodiment is an autonomous mobile system that autonomously moves in a facility. Among priorities assigned to a plurality of the autonomous mobile systems for delivery at a destination or passage through a waypoint in the facility, when the autonomous mobile system has a lower priority, the autonomous mobile system stands by in a predetermined standby area until another autonomous mobile system having a higher priority completes the delivery or the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA, Kyosuke ARAI
  • Publication number: 20220229443
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to the present embodiment is an autonomous mobile system that autonomously moves in a facility using position information. In a case where the position information is lost due to an activation of a forced stop switch for stopping autonomous movement of the autonomous mobile system, when the activation of the forced stop switch is released and the autonomous movement is restored, the autonomous mobile system acquires the position information from a facility camera in the facility that has captured an image of the autonomous mobile system or from another autonomous mobile system that has detected the autonomous mobile system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Shiro ODA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20220221782
    Abstract: Provided is an optical article having a substrate, a primer layer generated by curing a polymerizable composition for forming the primer layer, and a photochromic layer containing a photochromic compound in this order, in which the polymerizable composition for forming the primer layer contains a component A: a polyisocyanate, a component B: a hydroxy group-containing polymerizable compound, and a component C: a polymerizable compound having a viscosity of 100 cP or less and being selected from the group consisting of (meth)acrylates and vinyl ethers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMADA, Kei KOBAYASHI, Teruo YAMASHITA, Tsuyoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220220235
    Abstract: Provided is a polymerizable composition for an optical article including a photochromic compound, a component A: an acyclic methacrylate having a molecular weight of 500 or more, and a component B: a hydroxy group-containing (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMADA, Kei KOBAYASHI, Teruo YAMASHITA, Tsuyoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220220240
    Abstract: Provided a polymerizable composition for forming a protective layer of a photochromic article including one or more types of (meth)acrylates and 70.0 mass % or more of an alicyclic bifunctional (meth)acrylate based on a total amount of the (meth)acrylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMADA, Kei KOBAYASHI, Teruo YAMASHITA, Tsuyoshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11377134
    Abstract: A steering device includes: a first moving unit that moves in an axial direction along with a shaft member to which an operating member is connected; a second moving unit; a holding unit; a first screw mechanism; a second screw mechanism; a driving unit; and a transmission mechanism that transmits driving force of the driving unit to the first screw mechanism and the second screw mechanism. One of the first screw mechanism and the second screw mechanism is provided so as to operate in a forward direction when the operating member moves between a retraction region and an operation region, and reverse efficiency of that one screw mechanism is set such that when the operating member is subjected to an external force directed toward the retraction region, that one screw mechanism does not operate in a reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Watanabe, Kunihiro Oka, Yasuyuki Nozawa, Kei Kitahara
  • Publication number: 20220202266
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to an embodiment is an autonomous mobile system that autonomously moves in a facility provided with an area set as a clean area and an area set as an unclean area. The autonomous mobile system searches for a route along which the autonomous mobile system moves based on a rule of entry to the clean area and the unclean area. In the rule, when the autonomous mobile system is associated with a cleanliness flag, the autonomous mobile system is allowed to enter the clean area and prohibited from entering the unclean area, and when the autonomous mobile system is associated with an uncleanliness flag, the autonomous mobile system is allowed to enter the unclean area and prohibited from entering the clean area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220206506
    Abstract: A robot control system according to a present embodiment is a robot control system for controlling a mobile robot that is autonomously movable within a facility. The system performs: acquiring attribute information on a person present in a travel area ahead in an advancing direction of the mobile robot; setting an upper limit for operation strength of the mobile robot in accordance with the attribute information; and controlling operation of the mobile robot in accordance with the upper limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Shiro ODA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20220206503
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to the present embodiment is an autonomous mobile system that autonomously moves in a facility provided with a corner between aisles. When the autonomous mobile system turns at the corner, the autonomous mobile system calculates a magnitude of a corner radius of turning in a traveling path based on an obstacle captured in image data of a camera that captures an image of an exit of the corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Taira, Shiro Oda, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma
  • Publication number: 20220204268
    Abstract: A management system includes an autonomously movable mobile robot configured to be managed by the management system and transport a transport article. The mobile robot includes a storage locker capable of containing a transport article and being electrically locked or unlocked. The management system is configured to determine whether to unlock the storage locker according to a security level set for unlocking the storage locker. The management system is configured to, when the management system receives a notification of an emergency event, lower the security level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220203551
    Abstract: A luggage transport system includes: a transport robot that transports luggage to a destination while moving such that a distance from an obstacle does not become equal to or smaller than a predetermined value; and a predetermined value changing unit for changing the predetermined value according to at least one of the luggage, a moving speed of the transport robot, and a state of a road surface on which the transport robot moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220203553
    Abstract: A robot control system according to a present embodiment is a robot control system for controlling a mobile robot that is configured to autonomously within a facility. When it is detected that one or more used trays, among a plurality of trays used for meal service within the facility, are returned to a first prescribed place, the system instructs the mobile robot to collect the trays returned to the first prescribed place and deliver the trays to a second prescribed place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai