Patents by Inventor Shigetsugu Tanaka

Shigetsugu Tanaka 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).

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210003993
    Abstract: A skill transfer mechanical apparatus includes an operating part, a controller, a motion information detector and an operation apparatus. The controller includes a basic motion instructing module, a learning module, a motion correcting instruction generator, a motion correcting instruction, and a motion information storing module. The learning module carries out machine learning of the motion correcting instruction stored in the motion correcting instruction storing module by using the motion information stored in the motion information storing module, and after the machine learning is finished, accepts an input of the motion information during the operation of the operating part, and outputs the automatic motion correcting instruction. The operating part moves the working part according to an automatic motion instruction based on the basic motion instruction and the automatic motion correcting instruction, and the manual motion correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10856945
    Abstract: To provide an industrial robot and a method of operating the same which are capable of appropriately handling, when an abnormal state occurs during an automatic operation of the robot, the abnormal state without significantly degrading the work efficiency. The industrial robot includes a robot main body (1) having a robot arm, a robot control device (7) configured to control operation of the robot main body (1) and an abnormal state detecting device (8) configured to detect abnormality in a work state of the robot main body (1). The robot control device (7) includes an automatic operation performing means (9) for controlling the operation of the robot main body (1) to perform an automatic operation based on a given operation program, and an automatic operation correcting means (10) for correcting the operation of the robot main body (1) in the automatic operation based on a manual control performed by an operator according to a detection result of the abnormal state detecting device (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10792114
    Abstract: In a remote control robot system including a plurality of slave arms, slave arm has a plurality of control modes of an automatic mode in which slave arm is operated based on a task program, a manual mode in which slave arm is operated based on an operator's operation received by a master device, and correctable automatic mode in which slave arm is operated based on task program while operation is sequentially corrected by the operator's operation received by master device. Operation sequence information includes an automatic part in which slave arm performs a work in the automatic mode, and a selected part in which slave arm performs a work in one selected from plurality of control modes, and the selected parts do not overlap with each other in time among the plurality of slave arms. Based on the operation sequence information, the plurality of slave arms are operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Masayuki Kamon, Yasushi Kurosawa, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10722313
    Abstract: A robot system which includes a manipulator, slave arm, an output device, a storage device and a control device. Control device is configured, after a given first process, to output to the output device an inquiry of asking which operating mode among three operating modes of an automatic operation mode, manual operation mode, and hybrid operation mode the slave arm is to be operated in a second process, and execute first operation processing in which, when selected information for instructing the operating mode selected from the three operating modes is inputted, the selected information is stored in the storage device, and second operation processing in which, when the number of times that first selected information is stored in the storage device becomes equal to or more than a first threshold number of times, the selected operating mode is outputted to the output device after the first process is ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10702350
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot main body, memory part configured to store information for causing robot main body to perform given operation, as saved operational information, motion controller configured to control operation of robot main body by using saved operational information as automatic operational information for causing robot main body to operate, and an operation correcting device configured to generate, by being operated, manipulating information for correcting operation of robot main body during operation. Motion controller controls robot main body to perform an operation corrected from operation related to automatic operational information in response to a reception of the manipulating information while robot main body is operating by using automatic operational information. Memory part is configured to be storable of corrected operational information for causing robot main body to perform corrected operation as saved operational information, when robot main body performs corrected operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon, Yasushi Kurosawa, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10631941
    Abstract: Robot system which includes a master device configured to receive an operating instruction from an operator, slave arm, storage device configured to store operating sequence information that defines processing carried out by slave arm, and control device configured to control operation of slave arm. Control device includes a receiver configured to receive an input signal, motion controller configured to determine whether operating mode of slave arm is to be automatic, manual or correctable automatic mode and control operation of slave arm in determined operating mode, and continuation determinator configured to determine whether continuation of automatic mode is permitted. In a process at which slave arm is scheduled to operate in automatic mode, after motion controller suspends operation of slave arm in automatic mode at a given step of process, continuation determinator determines whether continuation of automatic mode is permitted based on input signal received by receiver when operation is suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon, Yasushi Kurosawa, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180257218
    Abstract: A robot system which includes a manipulator, slave arm, an output device, a storage device and a control device. Control device is configured, after a given first process, to output to the output device an inquiry of asking which operating mode among three operating modes of an automatic operation mode, manual operation mode, and hybrid operation mode the slave arm is to be operated in a second process, and execute first operation processing in which, when selected information for instructing the operating mode selected from the three operating modes is inputted, the selected information is stored in the storage device, and second operation processing in which, when the number of times that first selected information is stored in the storage device becomes equal to or more than a first threshold number of times, the selected operating mode is outputted to the output device after the first process is ended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA