Patents by Inventor Motonobu KAWAMURA

Motonobu KAWAMURA 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: 11364638
    Abstract: A robot service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and a movable waiter robot. The central control terminal includes a communication interface, a display, an operation panel, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the display to display a screen including an image including a consumable item captured by a camera of the table monitoring terminal based on image data received by the communication interface, and control the communication interface to transmit a service instruction in response to a user operation on the operation panel. The movable waiter robot is configured to move to said one of the tables based on the service instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motonobu Kawamura, Masashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20210374833
    Abstract: A monitoring-based service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and an order terminal associated with said one of the plurality of tables. The central control terminal includes a communication interface communicable with the table monitoring terminal, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare the image data received at first timing with the image data received at second timing after the first timing, determine a remaining amount of the consumable item based on a comparison result of the image data received at the first and second timing, and generate recommendation information upon the determining remaining amount decreasing to a predetermined threshold, and control the second communication interface to transmit the generated recommendation information. The order terminal includes a display, on which a recommendation screen is displayed based on the recommendation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Motonobu KAWAMURA, Masashi FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 11093995
    Abstract: A monitoring-based service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and an order terminal associated with said one of the plurality of tables. The central control terminal includes a communication interface communicable with the table monitoring terminal, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare the image data received at first timing with the image data received at second timing after the first timing, determine a remaining amount of the consumable item based on a comparison result of the image data received at the first and second timing, and generate recommendation information upon the determining remaining amount decreasing to a predetermined threshold, and control the second communication interface to transmit the generated recommendation information. The order terminal includes a display, on which a recommendation screen is displayed based on the recommendation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motonobu Kawamura, Masashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20190270204
    Abstract: A robot service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and a movable waiter robot. The central control terminal includes a communication interface, a display, an operation panel, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the display to display a screen including an image including a consumable item captured by a camera of the table monitoring terminal based on image data received by the communication interface, and control the communication interface to transmit a service instruction in response to a user operation on the operation panel. The movable waiter robot is configured to move to said one of the tables based on the service instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Motonobu KAWAMURA, Masashi FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20190272580
    Abstract: A monitoring-based service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and an order terminal associated with said one of the plurality of tables. The central control terminal includes a communication interface communicable with the table monitoring terminal, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare the image data received at first timing with the image data received at second timing after the first timing, determine a remaining amount of the consumable item based on a comparison result of the image data received at the first and second timing, and generate recommendation information upon the determining remaining amount decreasing to a predetermined threshold, and control the second communication interface to transmit the generated recommendation information. The order terminal includes a display, on which a recommendation screen is displayed based on the recommendation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Motonobu KAWAMURA, Masashi FUKUDA