Patents by Inventor Masayuki Kamon

Masayuki Kamon 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: 12027060
    Abstract: A data generation device generates at least a part of data used for a generation of an image displayed on a display unit. The display unit displays a workspace model modeled after an actual workspace, as a video. The workspace model includes a robot model modeled after an actual robot, and a peripheral object model modeled after a given peripheral object around the actual robot. The robot model is created so as to operate according to operation of an operator to a manipulator. The data generation device includes a state information acquiring module configured to acquire state information indicative of a state of the peripheral object, and an estimating module configured to estimate, based on the state information, a state of the peripheral object after a given period of time from the current time point, and generate a result of the estimation as peripheral-object model data used for a creation of the peripheral object model displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20240198523
    Abstract: A robot system 100 includes an operator 2 to be operated by a user, a robot 1 having an end effector 11 that acts on an object W and a robot arm 12 that moves the end effector 11, and a controller 3 that outputs a command for the robot arm 12 such that the end effector 11 moves according to operation information input via the operator 2. The controller 3 performs coordinate conversion to adapt a reference surface RP in an operation coordinate system set for the operator 2 to the surface of the object W, and generates the command for the robot arm 12 based on the operation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro AZUMA, Tomoki SAKUMA, Masayuki KAMON, Hirokazu SUGIYAMA, Masahiko AKAMATSU, Takanori KOZUKI, Takanori KIRITOSHI, Jun FUJIMORI, Hiroki KINOSHITA, Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Kai SHIMIZU, Yoshiki NAITO
  • Patent number: 12011834
    Abstract: A robot system includes a slave unit including a slave arm having a working end, a slave arm actuator configured to drive the slave arm, and a slave-side controller configured to control the slave arm actuator based on a slave operating command for defining a target position of the working end, a master unit including a master arm having a manipulation end into which the content of manipulation is inputted by an operator, and a system controller configured to generate the slave operating command based on the content of manipulation inputted into the manipulation end. When a command corresponding to the content of manipulation is a command corresponding to a limit equivalent range corresponding to a limit of operation of at least one of the slave arm and the master arm, the system controller performs processing to give perception to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamon, Hideyuki Ryu, Jun Fujimori, Hiroki Kinoshita, Hiroki Takahashi, Takuya Shitaka, Kai Shimizu
  • Patent number: 12011838
    Abstract: A robot system according to the present disclosure includes a robot installed in a work area, a manipulator configured to be gripped by an operator and manipulate the robot, a sensor disposed at a manipulation area and configured to wirelessly detect positional information and posture information on the manipulator, and a control device which calculates a locus of the manipulator based on the positional information and the posture information on the manipulator detected by the sensor, and operates the robot on real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shogo Hasegawa, Tetsuya Yoshida, Masayuki Kamon, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Tomofumi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 12006664
    Abstract: Construction machinery with learning function includes an operating part having a working part, a manipulating part, a work-state detecting part, an operation-state detecting part, a reaction detecting part, a learning data memory configured to store a command outputted from the manipulating part in a time series as command data, and store, in a time series as estimation basic data, work-state data, operation-state data, and reaction data, a learning module configured to execute machine learning of command data stored in the learning data memory by using estimation basic data stored in the learning data memory, and, after the machine learning, receive an input of the estimation basic data during the operation of the operating part, and output an estimated command of the command, and a hydraulic drive system configured to drive the operating part based on one of the command and the estimated command, or both of the command and the estimated command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamon, Hitoshi Hasunuma, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11992933
    Abstract: An intermediation device (2) constitutes a manipulation signal converting module in the intermediation device (2) or a manipulation terminal (3). When the manipulation signal converting module receives a plurality of manipulation signals respectively corresponding to a plurality of manipulation keys, the manipulation signal converting module converts the plurality of manipulation signals into a plurality of individual operating commands, and sends the plurality of individual operating commands to a robot (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20240157571
    Abstract: An intermediation device (2) constitutes a manipulation signal converting module in the intermediation device (2) or a manipulation terminal (3). When the manipulation signal converting module receives a plurality of manipulation signals respectively corresponding to a plurality of manipulation keys, the manipulation signal converting module converts the plurality of manipulation signals into a plurality of individual operating commands, and sends the plurality of individual operating commands to a robot (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11977365
    Abstract: A skill transfer mechanical apparatus includes an operating part, a controller, a motion information detector and an operation apparatus. The controller includes a basic motion instructing module, a learning module, a motion correcting instruction generator, a motion correcting instruction, and a motion information storing module. The learning module carries out machine learning of the motion correcting instruction stored in the motion correcting instruction storing module by using the motion information stored in the motion information storing module, and after the machine learning is finished, accepts an input of the motion information during the operation of the operating part, and outputs the automatic motion correcting instruction. The operating part moves the working part according to an automatic motion instruction based on the basic motion instruction and the automatic motion correcting instruction, and the manual motion correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11978354
    Abstract: An intermediation device and an intermediating method, capable of improving public interest in an industrial robot compared to before, are provided. The intermediation device is adapted to execute processings of receiving, from at least two manipulation terminals, or from at least one manipulation terminal and at least one computer, manipulation signals for manipulating at least two industrial robots each corresponding to the manipulation terminal or the computer and configured to perform a given work or a given game, causing the at least two industrial robots to perform the given work or the given game based on the manipulation signals, and causing a display unit held by an operator of the manipulation terminal to display an image of a site of the work or the game performed by the at least two industrial robots, the image being captured by an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11964391
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot body, a memory, an operation controlling module and a manipulator. When the robot body is located at a first position, the operation controlling module stops the robot body and receives a selecting manipulation of operation mode from the manipulator. When a correctable automatic mode is selected at the first position, the operation controlling module makes positional coordinates of a second position provided downstream of the first position in a moving direction, changeable from the second position in automatic operation information. When the positional coordinates of the second position are changed, the operation controlling module corrects the automatic operation information so that the robot body reaches the changed second position while retaining some of elements of the automatic operation information in the correctable automatic mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Masayuki Kamon, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11967245
    Abstract: A training processing device manages a training for a robot manipulation using a manipulation terminal. The training processing device communicates information with the manipulation terminal through a communication network, accepts first information that is information on the robot manipulation inputted into the manipulation terminal, while the manipulation terminal executing a computer program for the training of the robot manipulation, and manages the training based on the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20240075634
    Abstract: A robot system includes a self-propelled robot, a manipulating part, a display, a circumference camera that is disposed in the self-propelled robot and images a situation around the self-propelled robot, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is adapted to generate a self-propelled robot simulated image, and generate a synthesized image including a circumference situation image captured by the circumference camera and the generated self-propelled robot simulated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Tomoki OKA
  • Patent number: 11908337
    Abstract: An information processing device converts first information for manipulating a robot model inputted into a manipulation terminal connected with a simulation device configured to execute a simulation for causing the robot model to perform a simulated operation and operated by a remote user of the simulation device, into second information for manipulating the robot model of the simulation device, operates the simulation device according to the second information, and causes the manipulation terminal to present information on the operation of the robot model of the simulation device configured to operate according to the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20240051134
    Abstract: A controller that performs a control in which a robot autonomously performs a given work includes a first processor. The first processor performs processing including acquiring state information including a state of a workpiece that is a work target while performing the given work, determining candidates of a work position of the workpiece based on the state information, transmitting a selection request for requesting a selection of the work position from the candidates of the work position to an operation terminal, the operation terminal being connected data-communicably with the first processor via a communication network, and when information on a selected position that is the selected work position is received from the operation terminal, causing the robot to operate autonomously according to the selected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi HASUNUMA, Masayuki KAMON, Takeshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240042620
    Abstract: A robot system includes a plurality of self-propelled robots, each including an autonomously travelable carriage and a robotic arm mounted on the carriage, and a single manipulation console that is operated by an operator to allow the operator to manually operate the plurality of self-propelled robots. The plurality of self-propelled robots include a first self-propelled robot that performs a given first work, and a second self-propelled robot that performs a given second work different in kind from the first work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Hitoshi HASUNUMA
  • Patent number: 11878423
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot body, a memory, an operation controlling module, a manipulator, and a limit range setting module configured to set a limit range of the corrective manipulation by the manipulator. The operation controlling module executes a given limiting processing when a corrective manipulation is performed beyond the limit range from an operational position based on automatic operation information. The limit range setting module calculates a positional deviation between the operational position based on the automatic operation information before the correction and an operational position based on the corrected operation information, and when the positional deviation is at or below a first threshold, narrows the limit range in the next corrective manipulation by the manipulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Masayuki Kamon, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11878414
    Abstract: A joint structure of a robot according to an embodiment may include first link member, a second link member, a first movable link and a second movable link, disposed so as to intersect with each other and configured to rotatably couple the first link member to the second link member, and a linear-movement actuator connected at a base-end part thereof to the first link member, and connected at a tip-end part thereof to the first movable link. The second link member relatively pivots to the first link member by the linear-movement actuator advancing and retreating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamon, So Yukizaki, Junichi Karasuyama
  • Publication number: 20240017402
    Abstract: A robot includes a self-propelled carriage, one or more robotic arms that are mounted on the carriage and allow an end effector to be attached thereto and detached therefrom, a storage that is mounted on the carriage and allows, to be stored, the end effector removed from the one or more robotic arms and the end effector to be attached to the one or more robotic arms, and a covering that is mounted on the carriage and covers the storage from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Tomoki OKA
  • Patent number: 11850737
    Abstract: A joint structure for a robot according to the present disclosure includes a first link and a second link rotatably coupled to each other via a joint part. The joint part has a first rotary member disposed so that an axial center thereof is oriented in a first direction and connected to the first link, a pair of second rotary members disposed so that an axial center thereof is oriented in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and so as to engage with the first rotary member, and a shaft member formed in a T-shape and having a first shank and a pair of second shanks. The joint structure further includes a pressing member connected to the second shank and configured to press the second rotary member inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamon, So Yukizaki, Junichi Karasuyama
  • Publication number: 20230405803
    Abstract: A robot manipulating system includes a game terminal having a game computer, a game controller, and a display configured to display a virtual space, a robot configured to perform a work in a real space based on robot control data, and an information processing device configured to mediate between the game terminal and the robot. The information processing device supplies game data associated with a content of work to the game terminal, acquires game manipulation data including a history of an input of manipulation accepted by the game controller while a game program to which the game data is reflected is executed, converts the game manipulation data into the robot control data based on a given conversion rule, and supplies the robot control data to the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA