Patents by Inventor Masao Kamiguchi

Masao Kamiguchi 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: 10983502
    Abstract: A remote management server serving as a remote management device is communicably connected to, via a converter, at least one controller serving as a machine tool which allows only direct connection to another device via a predetermined connector, thus exchanging data with a fixed input/output destination and which does not have a setting function of setting a data output destination and a data input destination. The controller is further communicably connected to a mobile terminal via a network. The remote management server includes an input/output control unit configured to control settings relating to data output and data input in the controller and a setting screen providing unit configured to provide the mobile terminal with a setting screen allowing input of setting information relating to the data output and the data input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Norinaga Mutai, Yujiro Honda
  • Patent number: 10970326
    Abstract: A retrieving device includes: a classifying unit that classifies document data made up of a plurality of items on the basis of a degree of matching of a first item in which a combination of one or more symbol strings is described in a database in which the document data is stored; and an extracting unit that extracts a group of keywords included in a second item from pieces of document data in a same group classified by the classifying unit as related words for retrieval. Moreover, when the retrieving device is implemented as a distributed system on a network, it is possible to create related words for a plurality of machines and to store the related word data and to enable a plurality of users to use the distributed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20210026864
    Abstract: To collect data collectable from edge equipment in a standard data format prepared by standardization. A data format preparing device 10 includes: a data dictionary storage unit 121 that stores a data dictionary 1211 containing the type and unit of collectable data for each type of the edge equipment 30; a data format storage unit 122 that stores a standard data format in which an edge server is to receive data from the edge equipment 30; a data format setting unit 111 that sets the standard data format on the basis of the data dictionary 1211 stored in the data dictionary storage unit 121; a data format examining unit 112 that examines the set standard data format; and a data format registering unit 113 that registers the standard data format with the data format storage unit 122.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Yutaka SAITOU, Koji SAMUKAWA, Shigeru MORITA, Noriaki NEKO
  • Publication number: 20210003482
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI
  • Patent number: 10876931
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Publication number: 20200394229
    Abstract: A document retrieval apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores documents and dictionaries applied to a model, a correspondence between a model and documents applied to the model, and a correspondence between a document and dictionaries applied to the dictionary; a model selecting unit that selects a model; a search target document specifying unit that specifies documents applied to the model selected by the model selecting unit as search target documents; a dictionary specifying unit that specifies dictionaries applied to the search target document; a query receiving unit that inputs a query; a search keyword extraction unit that extracts a search keyword group by applying the dictionary specified by the dictionary specifying unit to the query; a retrieving unit that retrieves the search target document using the search keyword group; and a retrieval result presenting unit that displays search results retrieved by the retrieving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji TUBOGUCHI, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Noriaki NEKO
  • Patent number: 10838394
    Abstract: Provided are a failure classifying device, a failure classifying method, and a failure classifying program capable of specifying the causes of failures even when a controller does not generate an alarm. A failure classifying device includes: a failure unit acquiring unit that acquires a data set in which a failure unit of a machine is correlated with one or a plurality of constituent parts; a failure history acquiring unit that acquires a failure history including events of failures that occurred in the past and countermeasure parts; and a correlating unit that stores information on one or a plurality of events in correlation with the failure unit by matching the constituent part to the countermeasure part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Shouichi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10839357
    Abstract: A visual guidance device including: an image data acquisition unit which acquires image data when a machine is seen from a predetermined position and image data when the machine is seen from a different position from the predetermined position; an image conversion unit which produces image data by converting, with one or more aspect ratios, the image data when the machine is imaged from the predetermined position; and a guidance display control unit which sequentially displays, on a display unit, the image data when the machine is imaged from the predetermined position, the image data produced by the image conversion unit and the image data when the machine is imaged from the different position so as to guide a movement from the predetermined position to the different position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Shouichi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10809161
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Publication number: 20200278971
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a document retrieval apparatus and a document retrieval method that are capable of accurately retrieving a desired portion from a document. The document retrieval apparatus 1 includes: a query receiving unit 11 configured to receive a query; a search keyword extraction unit 12 configured to extract a search keyword group from the query; a first search unit 13 configured to search a document 221 stored in a document storage area 22 using the search keyword group, and thereby to retrieve a first search result; a second. search unit 14 configured to, if the search keyword group includes a general word 211 stored in a general word storage area 21, search the document 221 using a second search keyword group corresponding to the search keyword group with the general word 211 excluded, and thereby to retrieve a second search result; and a search result presentation unit 16 configured to output the first search result and.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji TUBOGUCHI, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Noriaki NEKO
  • Publication number: 20200135048
    Abstract: An edge server includes a storage unit that stores event data prepared by associating events relating to a value of any of items or a combination of the items included in time series data collected from equipment with associated data of each of the events including identification information of an operator; an extraction section that extracts the event data that are linked with an operator included in a predetermined period during an operating time of the equipment for each of the operators; a preparation section that prepares feature data relating to an operation procedure and a work time for each of the operators on a basis of the even data extracted for each of the operators; and an output section that outputs the feature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Koji SAMUKAWA, Hiroji NISHI, Norinaga MUTAI
  • Publication number: 20200133244
    Abstract: Provided is a data preparing device, a data preparing method, and a data preparing program that can accumulate information in which operating states of equipment when a specific event occurs in the equipment are organized. An edge server includes a collection section configured to collect time series data from equipment, a storage unit configured to define a situation in which any of items or a combination of the items included in the time series data becomes a predetermined value as an event, and store a storing rule that defines, for each of the events, an item of associated data as a storing target; and a conversion section configured to extract the associated data from the time series data for each of the events in accordance with the storing rule and convert resultant data into event data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Koji SAMUKAWA, Hiroji NISHI, Norinaga MUTAI
  • Publication number: 20200116595
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI
  • Publication number: 20200074317
    Abstract: An object is to provide a knowledge providing program, a knowledge providing device and a operation service system for easily providing knowledge information so as to receive the value thereof. An edge server executes: an input step of receiving, with a data API, an input of information of an event which occurs in a unit; an inquiry step of making, based on the information of the event which is input, an inquiry for the cause of or a countermeasure against the event to a knowledge manager for managing and providing knowledge information that is produced on the same event as the event; a reception step of receiving, from the knowledge manager, data which includes an answer to the inquiry; and an output step of outputting the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka SAITOU, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Koji SAMUKAWA, Noriaki NEKO, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Sumire OKUAKI
  • Publication number: 20200074314
    Abstract: An object is to provide a knowledge production system which can efficiently produce knowledge information from less confidential information. A knowledge production system includes: a data reception part that receives, when an event occurs in a unit, only data after a time at which to go back only a preset time until the occurrence of the event; and a production part that extracts, from the received data and data received in the past by the occurrence of the same event as the event, a feature amount on the event so as to produce knowledge information of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Koji SAMUKAWA, Noriaki NEKO, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Sumire OKUAKI
  • Patent number: 10580320
    Abstract: Provided is a part mounting position guidance device with which an operator can easily recognize a position of a machine in which a part or unit composing a machine having a complexed structure is mounted. The part mounting position guidance device includes a control unit which includes: a position order data acquisition unit that acquires position order data in which one or more pieces of position information of from a predetermined position of a machine to a mounting position of a part are ordered for each part composing the machine; and a guidance display control unit that causes a display unit to display in order, images indicating one or more pieces of position information from an image indicating the predetermined position of the machine to the image indicating the mounting position of the part, on the basis of the position order data acquired by the position order data acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Shouichi Kawakami, Amane Noro
  • Publication number: 20190377323
    Abstract: A remote management server serving as a remote management device is communicably connected to, via a converter, at least one controller serving as a machine tool which allows only direct connection to another device via a predetermined connector, thus exchanging data with a fixed input/output destination and which does not have a setting function of setting a data output destination and a data input destination. The controller is further communicably connected to a mobile terminal via a network. The remote management server includes an input/output control unit configured to control settings relating to data output and data input in the controller and a setting screen providing unit configured to provide the mobile terminal with a setting screen allowing input of setting information relating to the data output and the data input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Norinaga MUTAI, Yujiro HONDA
  • Publication number: 20190369594
    Abstract: To provide a diagnosis device, a diagnosis method, and a diagnosis program capable of identifying a factor for defective machining. A diagnosis device comprises: a collection unit that collects machine data output during operation of a machine tool; a feature extraction unit that classifies the machine data according to an input factor for defective machining, and extracts a feature quantity from an aggregate of the machine data according to the input factor; and a determination unit that compares a feature quantity in the machine data output during actual machining by the machine tool with the feature quantity according to the factor, and determines a factor for defective machining based on a degree of match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Noboru KUROKAMI, Shinichi OGAWA, Yuuya MIYAHARA, Yasushi OKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190369596
    Abstract: To provide an analysis device, an analysis method, and an analysis program capable of analyzing a machining state while associating machine data output during operation of a machine tool and measured data containing the size of an actual machined part measured by a measuring machine with each other. An analysis device comprises: a collection unit that collects an aggregate of machine data output during operation of a machine tool and an aggregate of measured data containing measurement points where the size of a machined part machined by the machine tool has been measured by a measuring instrument; and a feature extraction unit that selects machine data corresponding to an arbitrary measurement point, in the aggregate of the measured data from the aggregate of the machine data, and extracts the selected machine data as a feature at the arbitrary measurement point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Noboru KUROKAMI, Shinichi OGAWA, Yuuya MIYAHARA, Yasushi OKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190354545
    Abstract: A search device includes: a module feature amount calculation unit which extracts a keyword group from each of a plurality of modules obtained by dividing a document and which calculates data characterizing the keyword group as a feature amount for the module; a search feature amount calculation unit which receives a search request using a natural sentence so as to extract a keyword group from the natural sentence and which calculates data characterizing the keyword group as a feature amount for the search request; and a module selection unit which selects, based on the degrees of matching between the feature amounts for the individual modules and the feature amount for the search request, a module corresponding to the search request as the result of a search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Masao KAMIGUCHI