Patents by Inventor Manao MACHIDA

Manao MACHIDA 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: 20220258344
    Abstract: The information processing device 1A mainly includes an acquisition unit 51A, a sampling unit 54A, an artificial force field calculation unit 55A, and an output unit 56A. The acquisition unit 51A is configured to acquire a task logical expression in which an objective task to be performed by a robot is expressed by a combination of a plurality of atomic tasks. The sampling unit 54A is configured to perform sampling of one potential function from among a plurality of potential functions each of which is synthesized atomic potential functions, the atomic potential functions each corresponding to each of the atomic tasks. The artificial force field calculation unit 55A is configured to calculate, on a basis of the sampled potential function, an approximate artificial force field which approximates an artificial force field yielded when the atomic potential functions are synthesized according to the task logical expression. The output unit 56A is configured to output the approximate artificial force field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Manao MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220258343
    Abstract: The information processing device 1B includes an acquisition unit 51A, a potential function synthesizing unit 53A, and an objective function outputting unit 54A. The acquisition unit 51A acquires a task logical expression in which an objective task to be performed by a robot is expressed by a combination of a plurality of atomic tasks. The potential function synthesizing unit 53A synthesizes atomic potential functions, each of which is a potential function corresponding to each of the atomic tasks, based on the task logical expression. The objective function output unit 54A outputs an atomic potential function synthesized based on the task logical expression as an objective function for controlling the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Manao MACHIDA, Masumi ICHIEN
  • Publication number: 20220120575
    Abstract: A route planning apparatus 1 includes a state information generation unit 2 configured to generate, every unit time, state information indicating a state of each moving object 20, in a search for a first route to a target site corresponding to the moving object 20, a stop unit 3 configured to stop generation of the state information when a condition for stopping generation of the state information is satisfied, and a route searching unit 4 configured to search for a second route to the target site, based on the state information generated before the state transitioned, after generation of the state information is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Manao MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220019235
    Abstract: A route search support apparatus 10 is an apparatus for supporting a search for a route of multiple moving objects that move independently in a specific area. The search support apparatus 10 includes an information acquisition unit 11 that acquire a map information of the specific area and a task point information that specifies a task point at which the moving objects executes a task in the specific area, and an escape point setting unit 12 that set an escape point at which the moving object escape based on the map information and the task point information, so that the escape point does not exist on a route between task points in the specific area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Manao MACHIDA, Naoto OHSAKA
  • Publication number: 20220019227
    Abstract: Provided is a route planning apparatus including a search unit 2 configured to search for a first route that connects each moving object and a lay-by area, when a deadlock is detected in a route plan of one or more moving objects 20, and a re-planning unit 3 configured to re-plan a second route from each moving object 20 to a target site such that the first routes which have been respectively found for the moving objects 20 do not collide with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Manao MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210142398
    Abstract: A bid reception means 81 receives a bid including one or more items from among a plurality of items which are bid candidates, from a bidder. A competition determination means 83 determines whether a received bid price for each item subjected to bidding is higher than a sale price of the item subjected to bidding, and decides to update a buyer of the item in the case where the bid price is higher than the sale price, based on buyer information including the buyer and the sale price of the item. A competing buyer rejection means 84, in the case where, when the decision is made to update the buyer, a bid price for at least one item from among a plurality of items corresponding to a same buyer is higher than a sale price of the item, updates the buyer of each of all the plurality of items to absence of a buyer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manao MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210097870
    Abstract: A flight management system (500) according to the present invention is provided with: an airspace information management unit (501) which manages airspace information, which is information related to an airspace represented by means of a three-dimensional spatial region and a temporal interval; an unapproved flight plan management unit (502) which, upon reception of a flight plan for a moving body, manages the flight plan in association with a combination of airspaces to be used in the flight plan, on the basis of the airspace information; and a flight plan approving unit (503) which, on the basis of the airspace information and the association described above, detects at least a conflict or an interference of airspaces between a plurality of flight plans, and approves or disapproves the flight plan on the basis of the result of detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji NAKADAI, Manao MACHIDA, Hiroaki INOTSUME
  • Publication number: 20210012399
    Abstract: A path determination device calculates a cost for a plurality of mobile bodies to travel, based on a time loss, the time loss indicating a temporal loss that arises when at least one of the plurality of mobile bodies takes a detour around another one of the mobile bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manao MACHIDA