Patents by Inventor Satoru Hibino

Satoru Hibino 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: 11027418
    Abstract: A robot and a working method by the robot is capable of favorably carrying out a specific work without requiring a jig for fixing an object, such as a workpiece etc., a device for adjusting the posture of the object, etc. One example of the robot includes a first robotic arm having at a tip end a hand part according to a specific work to be performed to an object, and a second robotic arm having at a tip end a hand part according to an assisting work to assist the specific work. The first robotic arm is configured to perform the specific work to the object. The second robotic arm is configured to perform the assisting work to regulate a movement of the object in a given direction, when the first robotic arm performs the specific work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shogo Hasegawa, Satoru Hibino, Hideshi Yamane, Hiroyuki Mizumoto, Kenji Bando, Daichi Himekawa, Junichi Matsuoka, Tatsuhiro Uto, Hiroki Kokushi, Soichi Tamada, Akihiro Haneda, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10926415
    Abstract: A robot system including a plurality of manipulation parts used to input a command of the specified character information, configured to send the input command of the specified character information to an information processing device, including a manipulation tool unit capable of manipulating the plurality of manipulation parts of the character input device; a robot arm unit capable of holding and moving the manipulation tool unit; an imaging device; a controller including: an imaging device control section to take an image of the paper document; a character string determiner section to determine an input target of the paper document; a manipulation part position determiner section corresponding to the character string; and a robot control section controlling the arm unit so the manipulation tool unit held by the arm unit moves while manipulating the manipulation part determined by the character string determiner section in an arrangement order of the character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Shuhei Kuraoka, Shogo Hasegawa, Satoru Hibino, Hideshi Yamane, Hiroyuki Mizumoto, Kenji Bando, Daichi Himekawa, Junichi Matsuoka, Tatsuhiro Uto, Hiroki Kokushi, Souichi Tamada, Akihiro Haneda, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10906193
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes an industrial robot having a robotic arm and a robot hand attached to the robotic arm, and a work station having an instrument provided with a grip to be gripped by the robot hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Satoru Hibino, Hideshi Yamane, Hiroyuki Mizumoto
  • Publication number: 20200376677
    Abstract: The robot system includes a robot having a robot body and a robot controller configured to control operation of the robot body, and an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of autonomous flight. The unmanned aerial vehicle acquires at least one of image pick-up data of a work of the robot body and positional information of a work object of the robot body, and transmits at least one of the image pick-up data and the positional information to the robot controller. The robot controller receives at least one of the image pick-up data and the positional information of the work object, and controls the operation of the robot body by using at least one of the image pick-up data and the positional information of the work object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru HIBINO
  • Patent number: 10746535
    Abstract: A component inspecting device inspects presence or absence of an abnormal state of two linear wires based on changes in the amount of received light of a first light ray and a second light ray received by a first light receiver and a second light receiver, respectively when a component is moved such that the two linear wires in the normal state block the first light ray and the second light ray in a posture wherein an arrangement direction of the two linear wires crosses optical axes of the first light ray of the first light projector and the second light ray of the second light projector. This device can detect an abnormality such as a bend or the like of linear wires by a simple configuration and a simple operation in a component having two linear wires which have axis directions parallel to each other and have different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoru Hibino, Kazunori Hirata
  • Patent number: 10695903
    Abstract: An articulated robot includes a pedestal and two or more modules supported by the pedestal. Each of the two or more modules includes a support member, a link member supported by the support member to be rotatable about a first axis, and a first drive unit provided in the link member and for rotating the link member about the first axis with respect to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10625953
    Abstract: A robot configured to perform a work to a moving workpiece is provided, which includes a first robotic arm provided at a tip end thereof with a guide tool configured to support the workpiece, a second robotic arm provided at a tip end thereof with a work tool configured to perform a specific work to the workpiece, and a control device configured to control operations of the first and second robotic arms. The control device controls the operations of the first and second robotic arms according to timing information for which the workpiece reaches a workspace of the robot so that the guide tool guides the workpiece located in the workspace into the space and the work tool performs the specific work to the workpiece guided into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shogo Hasegawa, Satoru Hibino, Hideshi Yamane, Hiroyuki Mizumoto, Kenji Bando, Daichi Himekawa, Junichi Matsuoka, Tatsuhiro Uto, Hiroki Kokushi, Souichi Tamada, Akihiro Haneda, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20200086499
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device and a sheet conveying method whereby it is possible to convey a sheet more accurately. This sheet conveying device includes a holder capable of holding a sheet, bringing the sheet into a stretched state while holding the sheet, and conveying the held sheet. This sheet conveying device also includes a sheet state recognizer that recognizes the state of the sheet when the sheet is held in a stretched state by the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru HIBINO
  • Publication number: 20190283980
    Abstract: A transferring system includes a container where a plurality of sheet members are placed in a vertically-oriented fashion so that principal surfaces of the sheet members are inclined, a robot including an arm having a suction part, and a control device. The control device is configured to cause the suction part of the arm to suck the principal surface of the sheet member, and then operate the arm to move the sheet member in a direction at an angle of elevation other than a normal direction of the principal surface of the sheet member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru HIBINO
  • Patent number: 10406681
    Abstract: A robot includes: a restricting member configured to restrict a horizontal movement of a predetermined workpiece; and a workpiece moving member configured to generate an action for horizontally moving the workpiece. The controller performs a control operation of positioning the workpiece at a stop position in such a manner that: based on predetermined size information of the workpiece and preset stop position information of the workpiece, the restricting member is positioned at a predetermined restricting position included in the stop position for the workpiece, and the workpiece moving member acts on the workpiece and is moved toward the restricting position to horizontally move the workpiece; and the workpiece is brought into contact with the restricting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Murakami, Kenji Bando, Yukio Iwasaki, Satoru Hibino, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada
  • Patent number: 10338597
    Abstract: A self-traveling articulated robot for working in a production factory is provided, which includes a carriage having at least two operation shafts driven by servomotors, respectively, and self-travelable in a two-dimensional plane, a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operation shaft driven by a servomotor and constituting a joint, an end effector provided to a tip portion of the robotic arm, and a control unit provided in the carriage and for controlling the operation shaft of the robotic arm and the operation shafts of the carriage to operate in cooperation with each other so that a control point defined in one of the robotic arm and the end effector reaches a target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20190154436
    Abstract: A component inspecting device inspects presence or absence of an abnormal state of two linear wires based on changes in the amount of received light of a first light ray and a second light ray received by a first light receiver and a second light receiver, respectively when a component is moved such that the two linear wires in the normal state block the first light ray and the second light ray in a posture wherein an arrangement direction of the two linear wires crosses optical axes of the first light ray of the first light projector and the second light ray of the second light projector. This device can detect an abnormality such as a bend or the like of linear wires by a simple configuration and a simple operation in a component having two linear wires which have axis directions parallel to each other and have different lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio IWASAKI, Satoru HIBINO, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Patent number: 10232506
    Abstract: Production system including a rail extending horizontally, and an articulated robot that is self-travelable along the rail parallel to an extending direction of the rail. The robot includes a carriage having at least one operating shaft configured to be driven by a servomotor and to self-travel along the rail, a slider projecting toward the rail from the carriage and configured to releasably engage with the rail, a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operating shaft driven by a servomotor and constitutes a joint, an end effector provided to a tip-end of the robotic arm, and a control unit inside the carriage configured to control the operating shafts of the robotic arm and the carriage so a control point defined in the robotic arm or the end effector reaches a target position by a collaboration of the operating shafts of the robotic arm and the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10213918
    Abstract: A dual-arm robot includes a first arm and a second arm, each having a first link rotatable about a first axis, and a second link rotatably coupled to the first link and defined with an end effector attaching portion. The first link of the first arm is disposed to be separated from the first link of the second arm in an extending direction of the first axis. Further, the second link of the first arm and the second link of the second arm are disposed so as to be located between the first link of the first arm and the first link of the second arm in the extending direction of the first axis and so that the end effector attaching portions are located at substantially the same position in the extending direction of the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20180370043
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes an industrial robot having a robotic arm and a robot hand attached to the robotic arm, and a work station having an instrument provided with a grip to be gripped by the robot hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Satoru HIBINO, Hideshi YAMANE, Hiroyuki MIZUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180339867
    Abstract: A robot configured to perform a work to a moving workpiece is provided, which includes a first robotic arm provided at a tip end thereof with a guide tool configured to support the workpiece, a second robotic arm provided at a tip end thereof with a work tool configured to perform a specific work to the workpiece, and a control device configured to control operations of the first and second robotic arms. The control device controls the operations of the first and second robotic arms according to timing information for which the workpiece reaches a workspace of the robot so that the guide tool guides the workpiece located in the workspace into the space and the work tool performs the specific work to the workpiece guided into the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shogo HASEGAWA, Satoru HIBINO, Hideshi YAMANE, Hiroyuki MIZUMOTO, Kenji BANDO, Daichi HIMEKAWA, Junichi MATSUOKA, Tatsuhiro UTO, Hiroki KOKUSHI, Souichi TAMADA, Akihiro HANEDA, Yukio IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180339412
    Abstract: A robot system including a plurality of manipulation parts used to input a command of the specified character information, configured to send the input command of the specified character information to an information processing device, including a manipulation tool unit capable of manipulating the plurality of manipulation parts of the character input device; a robot arm unit capable of holding and moving the manipulation tool unit; an imaging device; a controller including: an imaging device control section to take an image of the paper document; a character string determiner section to determine an input target of the paper document; a manipulation part position determiner section corresponding to the character string; and a robot control section controlling the arm unit so the manipulation tool unit held by the arm unit moves while manipulating the manipulation part determined by the character string determiner section in an arrangement order of the character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shuhei KURAOKA, Shogo HASEGAWA, Satoru HIBINO, Hideshi YAMANE, Hiroyuki MIZUMOTO, Kenji BANDO, Daichi HIMEKAWA, Junichi MATSUOKA, Tatsuhiro UTO, Hiroki KOKUSHI, Souichi TAMADA, Akihiro HANEDA, Yukio IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180326575
    Abstract: A robot and a working method by the robot is capable of favorably carrying out a specific work without requiring a jig for fixing an object, such as a workpiece etc., a device for adjusting the posture of the object, etc. One example of the robot includes a first robotic arm having at a tip end a hand part according to a specific work to be performed to an object, and a second robotic arm having at a tip end a hand part according to an assisting work to assist the specific work. The first robotic arm is configured to perform the specific work to the object. The second robotic arm is configured to perform the assisting work to regulate a movement of the object in a given direction, when the first robotic arm performs the specific work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shogo HASEGAWA, Satoru HIBINO, Hideshi YAMANE, Hiroyuki MIZUMOTO, Kenji BANDO, Daichi HIMEKAWA, Junichi MATSUOKA, Tatsuhiro UTO, Hiroki KOKUSHI, Soichi TAMADA, Akihiro HANEDA, Yukio IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180015613
    Abstract: A robot includes: a restricting member configured to restrict a horizontal movement of a predetermined workpiece; and a workpiece moving member configured to generate an action for horizontally moving the workpiece. The controller performs a control operation of positioning the workpiece at a stop position in such a manner that: based on predetermined size information of the workpiece and preset stop position information of the workpiece, the restricting member is positioned at a predetermined restricting position included in the stop position for the workpiece, and the workpiece moving member acts on the workpiece and is moved toward the restricting position to horizontally move the workpiece; and the workpiece is brought into contact with the restricting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi MURAKAMI, Kenji BANDO, Yukio IWASAKI, Satoru HIBINO, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Takahiro INADA
  • Publication number: 20170371342
    Abstract: A self-traveling articulated robot for working in a production factory is provided, which includes a carriage having at least two operation shafts driven by servomotors, respectively, and self-travelable in a two-dimensional plane, a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operation shaft driven by a servomotor and constituting a joint, an end effector provided to a tip portion of the robotic arm, and a control unit provided in the carriage and for controlling the operation shaft of the robotic arm and the operation shafts of the carriage to operate in cooperation with each other so that a control point defined in one of the robotic arm and the end effector reaches a target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Takahiro INADA, Kenji BANDO, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Junichi MURAKAMI, Satoru HIBINO, Yukio IWASAKI