Patents by Inventor MAYU WATABE

MAYU WATABE 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: 10993871
    Abstract: A walking support robot of the present disclosure is a walking support robot that moves in accordance with a handle force while supporting walking of a user. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle that is on the body and is held by the user, a sensor that senses a force applied to the handle, and a moving device that includes a rotating member and moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of the rotating member in accordance with the force sensed by the sensor. The walking support robot estimates a leg position of the user on a basis of a change of the force sensed by the sensor, and sets a load to be applied to the user on a basis of the leg position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayu Watabe, Kazunori Yamada, Yoji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10973728
    Abstract: A walking support robot is presented by the present disclosure. The walking support robot moves in accordance with a handle load while guiding a user to walk along a walking route. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle on the body, a sensor that senses a load applied to the handle, and a moving device that moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of a rotating member in accordance with the load. Guide information is generated for guiding the user to walk along the walking route. Presented information is presented for guiding the user based on the guide information. A physical task is set by adjusting complexity of the walking route. A degree to which the user follows the walking route is calculated, and the physical task is adjusted based on the degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Mayu Watabe, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kenji Mase, Yuki Atsumi, Yoji Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190369642
    Abstract: A map information update system according to the present disclosure includes multiple mobile robots that each acquire information on an intention of a user to move and information on a mobile robot position, one or multiple environment information acquiring robot(s) that each acquire(s) environment information, and a server that updates map information based on the information on the intention of the user to move, the information on the mobile robot position, and the environment information, and each of the multiple mobile robots includes a main body part, a handle part, a detecting part, a moving device, a guide information producing part, a presenting part, a user move intention estimating part, a mobile robot position estimating part, and a communicating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mayu WATABE, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190358821
    Abstract: A walking training robot according to the present disclosure includes: a main body part; a handle part disposed on the main body part for being griped by the user; a detecting part detecting a handle load applied to the handle part; a walking supporting part determining a load applied by the walking training robot to a walking exercise of the user based on the detected handle load; a moving device including a rotating body and controlling the rotating body to move the walking training robot based on the determined load of the walking training robot; a posture estimating part estimating a foot-lifting posture of the user based on the detected handle load; a training scenario generating part correcting a training scenario causing the user to perform a foot-lifting exercise, based on the foot-lifting posture; and a presenting part presenting an instruction to the user based on the training scenario.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kazunori YAMADA, Mayu WATABE
  • Publication number: 20180271739
    Abstract: A walking support robot of the present disclosure is a walking support robot that moves in accordance with a handle force while supporting walking of a user. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle that is on the body and is held by the user, a sensor that senses a force applied to the handle, and a moving device that includes a rotating member and moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of the rotating member in accordance with the force sensed by the sensor. The walking support robot estimates a leg position of the user on a basis of a change of the force sensed by the sensor, and sets a load to be applied to the user on a basis of the leg position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: MAYU WATABE, KAZUNORI YAMADA, YOJI YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180235832
    Abstract: A walking support robot is presented by the present disclosure. The walking support robot moves in accordance with a handle load while guiding a user to walk along a walking route. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle on the body, a sensor that senses a load applied to the handle, and a moving device that moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of a rotating member in accordance with the load. Guide information is generated for guiding the user to walk along the walking route. Presented information is presented for guiding the user based on the guide information. A physical task is set by adjusting complexity of the walking route. A degree to which the user follows the walking route is calculated, and the physical task is adjusted based on the degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUNORI YAMADA, MAYU WATABE, MIZUHO SAKAKIBARA, KENJI MASE, YUKI ATSUMI, YOJI YAMADA