Patents by Inventor Kentaro Shinkai

Kentaro Shinkai 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: 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: 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: 20190196483
    Abstract: A work area determination system for an autonomous traveling work machine which is controlled autonomously based on self machine position information indicative of a self machine position, the work area determination system including an operation terminal capable of determining a work area. The operation terminal includes a positioning device for acquiring terminal position information indicative of a position of the operation terminal, a work area determination section that determines the work area based on the terminal position information, and a work area information outputting section for outputting work area information which is information relating to the determined work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Uemura, Nobuyuki Yoshii, Takeshi Komorida, Kensuke Uemoto, Kentaro Shinkai
  • 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