Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki TAKUMA

Nobuyuki TAKUMA 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: 10715396
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes: an obtaining part, which obtains status information respectively from one or a plurality of safety devices network-connected with a control apparatus; a selecting part, which selects the safety device to which device identification information is to be newly set based on the status information of each safety device; and a setting part, which determines and sets corresponding device identification information in accordance with an instruction from a user based on network identification information set for the network to which each safety device belongs and a network address of each safety device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Kawaharada, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Ryosuke Fujimura, Hiroko Kubo
  • Patent number: 10656636
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes an acquisition module that acquires a safety program, an instruction extraction module that extracts an instruction directed to processing for causing a target device to operate with safety maintained, a signal extraction module that extracts an input signal and an output signal related to the instruction, a setting module that displays the extracted input signal and the extracted output signal in association with each other, and receives a setting of an expected output value for the displayed output signal, the expected output value being a value for causing the target device to operate with safety maintained, and an evaluation module that changes a value of the extracted input signal and determines whether a value of the output signal calculated by an operation in accordance with the safety program, in response to change of the value of the input signal, is identical to the expected output value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10545471
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes: processing execution means for executing computation in accordance with a safety program; setting means for receiving an input signal of an evaluation target and an expected output value; first determination means for determining whether or not a first output value of an output signal decided by the processing execution means coincides with the expected output value based on reception of a change in the value of the input signal from a first input value to a second input value from an input device; second determination means for determining whether or not a second output value of an output signal decided by the processing execution means coincides with the first output value based on reception of returning of the value of the input signal from the second input value to the first input value from the input device; and output means for outputting determination results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10528017
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable storage medium are provided. An information processing apparatus (200) for generating a safety program for causing output devices to operate such that safety is maintained if a predetermined condition is satisfied includes: an acquisition unit acquiring an input/output setting (230) that correlates respective input devices with output devices that respond to changes in values of input signals from the input devices from a first input value that is an initial value to a second input value; and a generation unit generating, in a case in which a value of an input signal from any of the input devices defined in the input/output setting (230) has changed from the first input value to the second input value, a safety program for shifting an operation state of an output device correlated with the input device to a safety state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Hiroko Kubo, Asahi Matsui
  • Publication number: 20190306250
    Abstract: An approach capable easily setting required connection settings even when multiple devices are connected to a network is provided. A support apparatus includes: a first setting reception part, which receives a setting of connection; a second setting reception part, which receives a setting of a variable name used for reference in a program executed in a control apparatus for each datum exchanged in the connection that is set; a generation part, which determines a tag name associated with each datum based on the variable name that is set for each datum, and generates a connection setting that contains each tag name that is determined; and a transmission part, which transmits the connection setting that is generated to the control apparatus and the device which are involved in the connection setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko KUBO, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Asahi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20190303319
    Abstract: An approach capable easily setting required connection settings even when multiple devices are connected to a network is provided. A support apparatus includes: a setting reception part, which receives a connection setting that is the setting of the connection established between the control apparatus and each remote device; and a transmission part, which transmit the connection setting received by the setting reception part to the control apparatus and the remote device which are involved in the connection setting. The setting reception part includes a part which displays the remote devices capable of establishing the connection from the control apparatus by a list and receives selection to the remote devices displayed by a list, and a part which temporarily allocates the input-output data predetermined for a remote device that is selected to the selected remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko KUBO, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Asahi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20190306029
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes: an obtaining part, which obtains status information respectively from one or a plurality of safety devices network-connected with a control apparatus; a selecting part, which selects the safety device to which device identification information is to be newly set based on the status information of each safety device; and a setting part, which determines and sets corresponding device identification information in accordance with an instruction from a user based on network identification information set for the network to which each safety device belongs and a network address of each safety device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Akio KAWAHARADA, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Hiroko KUBO
  • Patent number: 10345798
    Abstract: A safety system according to one or more embodiments including a safety controller that executes a safety program. The safety system includes: a collection unit configured to collect an input value over a predetermined period, the input value being a value of an input signal selected previously in one or a plurality of input signals input to the safety controller; and a visualization unit configured to reproduce a behavior of the safety program over the predetermined period based on the input value collected over the predetermined period, and to express visually an operating state of the safety program at an appointed point of time in the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takamasa Ueda, Asahi Matsui, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Ryosuke Fujimura
  • Patent number: 10339255
    Abstract: A program development support device includes: a first display control module that displays, in response to selection of any input/output unit connected to the safety controller, a first image object representing an external appearance and input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit; and a second display control module that displays, together with the first image object, a second image object representing a safety device and a circuit configuration of the safety device, the safety device being set to be allocated to any of the input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit. For an input/output terminal to which each safety device is allocated, the input/output terminal represented by the first image object and the circuit configuration represented by the second image object are displayed in association with each other by the program development support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroko Sakurai, Nobuyuki Takuma, Ryosuke Fujimura, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui
  • Patent number: 10180892
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes a process execution module that executes an operation in accordance with a safety program, a setting module that receives an evaluation condition, a first determination module that changes the value of the input signal to be evaluated, from a first input value which is an initial value to a second input value, and determines whether a first output value of the output signal to be evaluated which is determined by the process execution module is identical to the expected output value, a second determination module that restores the value of the input signal to be evaluated, from the second input value to the first input value, and determines whether a second output value of the output signal to be evaluated which is determined by the process execution module is identical to the first output value, and an output module that outputs a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10114358
    Abstract: An information processing device collects information on an operating state of a communication system formed of a master device that manages communication over a network and at least one slave device connected to the network and capable of performing communication as instructed by the master device. The master device and the slave device record communication log entries regarding time information and a communication state in accordance with communication processing. The information processing device includes an acquiring section that acquires communication log entries from at least one of the master device and the slave device, a log entry rearranging section that rearranges the acquired communication log entries based on the time information, and a log entry extracting section that extracts, out of the rearranged communication log entries, any communication log entry recorded within a predetermined period of time from occurrence of a communication log entry including communication abnormality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shohei Fujiwara, Hiromu Suganuma, Nobuyuki Takuma, Takehiko Hioka, Yasuki Yoda, Toshiyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10095512
    Abstract: A program development support device for supporting development of a safety program to be executed in a safety controller includes: a development module that develops the safety program in response to user operation; a calculation module that calculates an identification value according to data of the developed safety program, in accordance with a function for calculating a random value with respect to an input; and an output module that outputs a document related to the safety program. The output module provides the identification value calculated by the calculation module to all pages of the document which are related to the safety program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Takuma
  • Publication number: 20180259926
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable storage medium are provided. An information processing apparatus (200) for generating a safety program for causing output devices to operate such that safety is maintained if a predetermined condition is satisfied includes: an acquisition unit acquiring an input/output setting (230) that correlates respective input devices with output devices that respond to changes in values of input signals from the input devices from a first input value that is an initial value to a second input value; and a generation unit generating, in a case in which a value of an input signal from any of the input devices defined in the input/output setting (230) has changed from the first input value to the second input value, a safety program for shifting an operation state of an output device correlated with the input device to a safety state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Hiroko KUBO, Asahi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20180259925
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes: processing execution means for executing computation in accordance with a safety program; setting means for receiving an input signal of an evaluation target and an expected output value; first determination means for determining whether or not a first output value of an output signal decided by the processing execution means coincides with the expected output value based on reception of a change in the value of the input signal from a first input value to a second input value from an input device; second determination means for determining whether or not a second output value of an output signal decided by the processing execution means coincides with the first output value based on reception of returning of the value of the input signal from the second input value to the first input value from the input device; and output means for outputting determination results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Asahi MATSUI, Masaya INOUE
  • Publication number: 20180004181
    Abstract: A safety system according to one or more embodiments including a safety controller that executes a safety program. The safety system includes: a collection unit configured to collect an input value over a predetermined period, the input value being a value of an input signal selected previously in one or a plurality of input signals input to the safety controller; and a visualization unit configured to reproduce a behavior of the safety program over the predetermined period based on the input value collected over the predetermined period, and to express visually an operating state of the safety program at an appointed point of time in the predetermined period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takamasa UEDA, Asahi MATSUI, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Ryosuke FUJIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170262357
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes a process execution module that executes an operation in accordance with a safety program, a setting module that receives an evaluation condition, a first determination module that changes the value of the input signal to be evaluated, from a first input value which is an initial value to a second input value, and determines whether a first output value of the output signal to be evaluated which is determined by the process execution module is identical to the expected output value, a second determination module that restores the value of the input signal to be evaluated, from the second input value to the first input value, and determines whether a second output value of the output signal to be evaluated which is determined by the process execution module is identical to the first output value, and an output module that outputs a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Asahi MATSUI, Masaya INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170261970
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes an acquisition module that acquires a safety program, an instruction extraction module that extracts an instruction directed to processing for causing a target device to operate with safety maintained, a signal extraction module that extracts an input signal and an output signal related to the instruction, a setting module that displays the extracted input signal and the extracted output signal in association with each other, and receives a setting of an expected output value for the displayed output signal, the expected output value being a value for causing the target device to operate with safety maintained, and an evaluation module that changes a value of the extracted input signal and determines whether a value of the output signal calculated by an operation in accordance with the safety program, in response to change of the value of the input signal, is identical to the expected output value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Asahi MATSUI, Masaya INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170262568
    Abstract: A program development support device includes: a first display control module that displays, in response to selection of any input/output unit connected to the safety controller, a first image object representing an external appearance and input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit; and a second display control module that displays, together with the first image object, a second image object representing a safety device and a circuit configuration of the safety device, the safety device being set to be allocated to any of the input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit. For an input/output terminal to which each safety device is allocated, the input/output terminal represented by the first image object and the circuit configuration represented by the second image object are displayed in association with each other by the program development support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko SAKURAI, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Asahi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20170262278
    Abstract: A program development support device for supporting development of a safety program to be executed in a safety controller includes: a development module that develops the safety program in response to user operation; a calculation module that calculates an identification value according to data of the developed safety program, in accordance with a function for calculating a random value with respect to an input; and an output module that outputs a document related to the safety program. The output module provides the identification value calculated by the calculation module to all pages of the document which are related to the safety program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki TAKUMA
  • Publication number: 20160091883
    Abstract: An information processing device collects information on an operating state of a communication system formed of a master device that manages communication over a network and at least one slave device connected to the network and capable of performing communication as instructed by the master device. The master device and the slave device record communication log entries regarding time information and a communication state in accordance with communication processing. The information processing device includes an acquiring section that acquires communication log entries from at least one of the master device and the slave device, a log entry rearranging section that rearranges the acquired communication log entries based on the time information, and a log entry extracting section that extracts, out of the rearranged communication log entries, any communication log entry recorded within a predetermined period of time from occurrence of a communication log entry including communication abnormality information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shohei FUJIWARA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Takehiko HIOKA, Yasuki YODA, Toshiyuki NAKAMURA