Patents by Inventor Masaru Oda

Masaru Oda 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: 11086603
    Abstract: A machine system includes two machines, a computer communicably connected to the machines, and a base software application and an operation software application installed in the computer. The base software application includes a first communication module that is a program portion to execute transmission and reception of first machine information to be outputted from each machine and second command information to be outputted to each machine, and a second communication module that is a program portion to execute transmission and reception of first command information to be inputted from the operation software application to the base software application and second machine information to be outputted from the base software application to the operation software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Kiyonori Inaba
  • Publication number: 20210035283
    Abstract: A transfer system includes a first imaging and detection system that detects an object by using a captured first image, an industrial machine that operates by using information detected by the first imaging and detection system, a second imaging and detection system disposed upstream of the first imaging and detection system to detect an object by using a captured second image, and an operation terminal that outputs, to the second imaging and detection system, an instruction instructing that detection be performed, and to change imaging and detection system data used in the second imaging and detection system. The first imaging and detection system includes a receiving unit to receive the imaging and detection system data from the second imaging and detection system. The second imaging and detection system includes a transmitting unit to transmit the imaging and detection system data to the first imaging and detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20210035143
    Abstract: A sales management server system is for management of online store sale of an application to run at an edge server connected to one or more edge devices. The sales management server system includes an app database storing the application, a management controller, and a distribution controller. The distribution controller includes: a purchase request transmitting unit that transmits purchase request information to a communicably connected developer terminal about the application for which a purchase request has been given via a communicably connected user terminal; and a result transmitting unit that transmits distribution authorization. information to the user terminal if availability information received from the developer terminal responsive to the purchase request includes an indication of being purchasable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masaru ODA, Katsuyuki YAMANAKA, Robert PEIME
  • Patent number: 10909597
    Abstract: An application sales management server system that assists B2B online processing related to sales and distribution of applications while making use of a conventional business practice related to B2B is provided. A sales management server system operating in an edge server communicably connected to one or more edge devices is communicably connected to a terminal of an intermediary dealer that relays sales of applications and a terminal of an end user who uses the edge device and the edge server via a communication unit. A control unit includes: an ordering processing unit that notifies the terminal of a serial number corresponding to an application on the basis of an application purchase request from the terminal of the intermediary dealer; and a distribution processing unit that distributes an application corresponding to a serial number to the edge server in response to receiving the serial number transmitted from the terminal of the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Terada, Katsuyuki Yamanaka, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 10740811
    Abstract: An application sales management server system that assists B2B online processing related to sales and distribution of applications while making use of a conventional business practice related to B2B is provided. A sales management server system operating in an edge server communicably connected to one or more edge devices is communicably connected to a terminal of an intermediary dealer that relays sales of applications and a terminal of an end user who uses the edge device and the edge server via a communication unit. A control unit includes: an ordering processing unit that notifies the terminal of a serial number corresponding to an application on the basis of an application purchase request from the terminal of the intermediary dealer; and a distribution processing unit that distributes an application corresponding to a serial number to the edge server in response to receiving the serial number transmitted from the terminal of the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Terada, Katsuyuki Yamanaka, Masaru Oda
  • Publication number: 20200167136
    Abstract: A machine system includes two machines, a computer communicably connected to the machines, and a base software application and an operation software application installed in the computer. The base software application includes a first communication module that is a program portion to execute transmission and reception of first machine information to be outputted from each machine and second command information to be outputted to each machine, and a second communication module that is a program portion to execute transmission and reception of first command information to be inputted from the operation software application to the base software application and second machine information to be outputted from the base software application to the operation software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Masaru ODA, Kiyonori INABA
  • Patent number: 10592214
    Abstract: A machine system includes two machines, a computer communicably connected to the machines, and a base software application and an operation software application installed in the computer. The base software application includes a first communication module that is a program portion to execute transmission and reception of first machine information to be outputted from each machine and second command information to be outputted to each machine, and a second communication module that is a program portion to execute transmission and reception of first command information to be inputted from the operation software application to the base software application and second machine information to be outputted from the base software application to the operation software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Kiyonori Inaba
  • Publication number: 20200005376
    Abstract: An application sales management server system that assists B2B online processing related to sales and distribution of applications while making use of a conventional business practice related to B2B is provided. A sales management server system operating in an edge server communicably connected to one or more edge devices is communicably connected to a terminal of an intermediary dealer that relays sales of applications and a terminal of an end user who uses the edge device and the edge server via a communication unit. A control unit includes: an ordering processing unit that notifies the terminal of a serial number corresponding to an application on the basis of an application purchase request from the terminal of the intermediary dealer; and a distribution processing unit that distributes an application corresponding to a serial number to the edge server in response to receiving the serial number transmitted from the terminal of the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro TERADA, Katsuyuki YAMANAKA, Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20190347698
    Abstract: In a spare part sharing system, a server includes: a storage unit that stores at least the company codes of registered enterprises and the identification information and the quantities of registered spare parts; a value calculation unit that calculates, based on at least the identification information of the registered spare parts, the values of the registered spare part; a first output unit that outputs the values calculated by the value calculation unit as the usable values of the registered enterprises to the registered enterprises; and a second output unit that outputs the spare parts that are stored in the storage unit and that are registered as shared spare parts by all the enterprises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru ODA, Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA, Tamio ARAI
  • Patent number: 10460187
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device including a housing, a light source unit that is installed on an upper surface of the housing and includes a light source, and an opening that is provided in the upper surface of the housing and located below the light source, and an imaging unit that is disposed inside the housing is disclosed. In the device, an optical axis of the light source intersects with a longitudinal direction of the housing, and the imaging unit images a user's biometric feature irradiated with an irradiation light from the light source through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Akira Omachi, Yoshihiro Iwama, Yusuke Daimon, Daisuke Matsubara, Hiroko Hasebe, Akio Nagasaka, Yusuke Matsuda, Naoto Miura
  • Publication number: 20190325381
    Abstract: A system for an iPS cell bank includes a terminal and a server. The terminal receives and sends a production request including a desired collection date of a somatic cell and a customer ID to the server. The server stores a collectable date for collecting the somatic cell, a producible period for producing an iPS cell, and a location and a stockable period for stocking the iPS cell; and determines: a collection date based on the desired collection date and the collectable date; a production period based on the collection date and the producible period; an acceptance date of the somatic cell based on the collection date and the production period; a stock location and a stock period based on the production period, the stockable location, and the stockable period; and a shipment date of the iPS cell based on the production period, the stockable location, and the stockable period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20190320648
    Abstract: A stem cell manufacturing system for manufacturing stem cells from somatic cells includes: one or more closed production device(s) configured to produce stem cells from somatic cells; one or more drive device(s) configured to be connected with the production device(s) and drive the production device(s) in such a manner as to maintain the production device(s) in an environment suitable for producing stem cells; one or more cryopreservation device(s) configured to cryopreserve the produced stem cells; a first memory device configured to store whether or not somatic cells have been introduced to the production device(s), as a first state; a second memory device configured to store whether or not the production device(s) is/are connected with the drive device(s), as a second state; and a third memory device configured to store whether or not the produced stem cells can be placed in the cryopreservation device(s), as a third state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20190313633
    Abstract: A stem cell manufacturing system for manufacturing stem cells from somatic cells includes: one or more closed production device(s) configured to produce stem cells from somatic cells; one or more drive device(s) configured to be connected with the production device(s) and drive the production device(s) in such a manner as to maintain the production device(s) in an environment suitable for producing stem cells; one or more cryopreservation device(s) configured to cryopreserve the produced stem cells; a first memory device configured to store whether or not somatic cells have been introduced to the production device(s), as a first state; a second memory device configured to store whether or not the production device(s) is/are connected with the drive device(s), as a second state; and a third memory device configured to store whether or not the produced stem cells can be placed in the cryopreservation device(s), as a third state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20190313634
    Abstract: A stem cell manufacturing system for manufacturing stem cells from somatic cells includes: one or more closed production device(s) configured to produce stem cells from somatic cells; one or more drive device(s) configured to be connected with the production device(s) and drive the production device(s) in such a manner as to maintain the production device(s) in an environment suitable for producing stem cells; one or more cryopreservation device(s) configured to cryopreserve the produced stem cells; a first memory device configured to store whether or not somatic cells have been introduced to the production device(s), as a first state; a second memory device configured to store whether or not the production device(s) is/are connected with the drive device(s), as a second state; and a third memory device configured to store whether or not the produced stem cells can be placed in the cryopreservation device(s), as a third state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20190303851
    Abstract: A first terminal determines a collection date of a somatic cell based on a desired collection date and a collectable date transmitted by a second medium; and outputs the collection date to a first medium. A second terminal outputs the collectable date to the second medium; and determines an acceptance date based on the collection date transmitted by the first medium and a production period of an iPS cell transmitted by a third medium. A third terminal determines the production period based on the collection date and a producible period, and determines a shipment date based on the production period and stockable location and period transmitted by a fourth medium; and outputs the production period to the third medium. A fourth terminal outputs the stockable location and period to the fourth medium; and determines stock location and period based on the production period and the stockable location and period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Patent number: 10373109
    Abstract: A first terminal determines a collection date of a somatic cell based on a desired collection date and a collectable date transmitted by a second medium; and outputs the collection date to a first medium. A second terminal outputs the collectable date to the second medium; and determines an acceptance date based on the collection date transmitted by the first medium and a production period of an iPS cell transmitted by a third medium. A third terminal determines the production period based on the collection date and a producible period, and determines a shipment date based on the production period and stockable location and period transmitted by a fourth medium; and outputs the production period to the third medium. A fourth terminal outputs the stockable location and period to the fourth medium; and determines stock location and period based on the production period and the stockable location and period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: FANUC CORPORATION, I PEACE, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Tanabe, Kiyonori Inaba, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 10373849
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a plurality of processing units and a gas supply unit. The plurality of processing units are stacked and arranged, and each configured to hold a substrate in a chamber and to process the substrate by a processing liquid, and the gas supply unit is provided for each of the processing units to supply a gas into each of the processing units. The gas supply unit includes an intake unit and an air supply unit. The intake unit takes in and purifies outside air, and the air supply unit configured to supplies a clean air purified by the intake unit into the processing units. In addition, the intake unit is arranged on a lateral side of the chamber, and is arranged on the same side face of the chambers between the stacked and arranged processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Junya Minamida, Masaru Oda, Sho Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10354218
    Abstract: A system for an iPS cell bank includes a terminal and a server. The terminal receives and sends a production request including a desired collection date of a somatic cell and a customer ID to the server. The server stores a collectable date for collecting the somatic cell, a producible period for producing an iPS cell, and a location and a stockable period for stocking the iPS cell; and determines: a collection date based on the desired collection date and the collectable date; a production period based on the collection date and the producible period; an acceptance date of the somatic cell based on the collection date and the production period; a stock location and a stock period based on the production period, the stockable location, and the stockable period; and a shipment date of the iPS cell based on the production period, the stockable location, and the stockable period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: FANUC CORPORATION, I PEACE, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Tanabe, Kiyonori Inaba, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 10207872
    Abstract: A workpiece conveyor system comprising: a conveyance apparatus which conveys workpieces in one direction, a stopper which is mounted on the conveyance apparatus so as to stop workpieces which are conveyed by the conveyance apparatus at a predetermined position, and a takeout apparatus which takes out workpieces which have been stopped by the stopper from the conveyance apparatus. An outer edge of the stopper in an opposite direction to a conveyance direction of workpieces extends in a curved shape in a transverse direction of the conveyance apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kato, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: D898597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Yoshihiro Iwama, Miki Hayakawa, Yuuichi Ogawa, Masaki Komatsu