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: 11192264
    Abstract: A hip joint structure of a robot includes a pair of thigh base-end members and a pillar-shaped pelvis member disposed so as to be sandwiched between the pair of thigh base-end members. A flange part is formed in each of left and right end parts in a front surface of the pelvis member, and each of left and right end parts in a rear surface of the pelvis member by a recess extending in the vertical direction. The flange part is fastened to the thigh base-end member by a fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamon, Toshihiko Takagi, Miu Suzuki, Junichi Karasuyama
  • Publication number: 20210331597
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus includes: a power supply portion connected to a power receiving portion of an electrical apparatus and configured to supply electric power to the power receiving portion; an arm including a tip end at which the power supply portion is provided, the arm further including at least one of a linear motion joint portion and a rotational joint portion; and a controller. The controller controls at least one of the linear motion joint portion and the rotational joint portion to move the arm such that the power supply portion is connected to the power receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS GMBH
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Noboru TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20210323165
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot body having a working part, a robot manipulation device used by an operator to manipulate the robot body, left and right-eye cameras configured to capture left and right-eye capturing images of a work area where the working part performs the work, a stereoscopic display unit configured to display parallax images seen three-dimensionally by the operator with both eyes, an area manipulation device operated by the operator to specify a stereoscopic vision target area to be seen three-dimensionally on the display unit, in an absolute space in a field of view common between the cameras, a robot controlling module that controls operation of the robot body according to manipulation of the robot manipulation device, a stereoscopic display controlling module that extracts images corresponding to the target area, from the left and right-eye capturing images, and display the extracted images on the stereoscopic display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Hirokazu SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210323168
    Abstract: An intermediation device (2) receives, from a plurality of robots (5), recruitments of remote workers who operate the plurality of robots (5) and perform a plurality of works. The intermediation device (2) posts the recruitments of the remote workers who perform the plurality of works on a site on a network (4) of an intermediary who holds the intermediation device (2). When the plurality of remote workers access the site from a plurality of manipulation terminals (3) and send a plurality of applications for the recruitments of the remote workers who perform the plurality of works, the intermediation device (2) selects, based on the plurality of applications, one or more robots (5) and one or more manipulation terminals (3) as one or more selected robots (5) and one or more selected manipulation terminals (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210323151
    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: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Masayuki KAMON, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11147641
    Abstract: A robot system including a master device configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator and transmit the received manipulating instruction as a manipulating input signal, a plurality of slave robots configured to operate according to the manipulating input signal transmitted from the master device, a management control device configured to manage operations of the plurality of slave robots, respectively, and an output device configured to output information transmitted from the management control device. The management control device determines a priority of transmitting the manipulating input signal from the master device to the slave robot among the plurality of slave robots that are in a standby state of the manipulating input signal, and transmits information related to the determined priority to the output device. Thus, the operator is able to efficiently transmit the manipulating input signal to the plurality of slave robots through the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210316454
    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: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Masayuki KAMON, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210316461
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210308582
    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 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210291382
    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: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210291369
    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: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210291381
    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: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11123883
    Abstract: A robot with an impact buffering member on the surface of a robot arm for alleviating the impact when the arm contacts an object; and a contact detection unit for detecting a contact between the robot arm and object. The unit has a soft porous member on the front surface side of the impact buffering member and softer than the member; a housing member including the soft porous member and formed of a flexible material; a fluid discharge pipe for discharging a fluid inside the housing member when the object makes contact so the volume of the housing member decreases; and a volume change detection portion for detecting a change in volume of the housing member by utilizing the discharged fluid. It is possible to secure sufficient safety in a cooperative work between a person and a robot or the like, even when the person contacts the robot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamon, Soichi Tamada
  • Patent number: 11116593
    Abstract: A robot system which is capable of reducing an operator's workload and easily correcting preset operation of a robot. The robot system includes a robot main body having a plurality of joints, a control device configured to control operation of the robot main body and an operating device including a teaching device configured to teach the control device one of positional information on the robot main body and angular information on the plurality of joints so as to execute an automatic operation of the robot main body and a manipulator configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator to manually operate the robot main body or correct the operation of the robot main body under the automatic operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11110592
    Abstract: A remote control robot system includes a slave arm configured to perform a given work, a master arm having a motor configured to drive a joint, and configured to receive from an operator an operation to manipulate the slave arm, an instruction generating module configured to generate an instruction to apply to the master arm an imaginary external force in a given direction that is independent from a force received by the slave arm from the exterior, and a motor controller configured to supply, to the motor, drive current corresponding to the instruction sent from the instruction generating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Shimomura, Masayuki Kamon, Jun Fujimori, Hiroki Kinoshita, Takuya Shitaka, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210268669
    Abstract: A robot with an impact buffering member on the surface of a robot arm for alleviating the impact when the arm contacts an object; and a contact detection unit for detecting a contact between the robot arm and object. The unit has a soft porous member on the front surface side of the impact buffering member and softer than the member; a housing member including the soft porous member and formed of a flexible material; a fluid discharge pipe for discharging a fluid inside the housing member when the object makes contact so the volume of the housing member decreases; and a volume change detection portion for detecting a change in volume of the housing member by utilizing the discharged fluid. It is possible to secure sufficient safety in a cooperative work between a person and a robot or the like, even when the person contacts the robot arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Soichi TAMADA
  • Patent number: 11103322
    Abstract: Plurality of robot main bodies a remote control device including contactless action detecting part configured to detect contactless action including at least one given operation instructing action by operator, and control device communicably connected to remote control device and configured to control operations of plurality of robot main bodies, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Publication number: 20210260753
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11065070
    Abstract: A robot system which includes a manipulator configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator, a slave arm having a plurality of joints, and a control device configured to control operation of the slave arm. The control device is configured, while the slave arm is operating at a speed equal to or higher than a first given the threshold, even when an operational instruction value for correcting the operation of the slave arm is inputted from the manipulator during an automatic operation of the slave arm, to prevent the correction of the operation of the slave arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Noguchi, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210201692
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot body configured to perform a work, a robot controlling module configured to control operation of the robot body according to an operator command, a manipulator configured to send the operator command to the robot controlling module according to manipulation by an operator, a motivation information acquiring module configured to acquire motivation information for motivating the operator so that the operator increases an amount of work or a speed of work of the robot body, and a motivation information presenter configured to present to the operator the motivation information acquired by the motivation information acquiring module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Masayuki KAMON, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA