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: 20180257238
    Abstract: A manipulator system configured to perform a work to a workpiece being moved by a moving device, includes a robotic arm, having one or more joints and to which a tool configured to perform the work to the workpiece is attached, an operating device configured to operate the robotic arm, a first imaging means configured to image the workpiece, while following the movement of the workpiece, a second imaging means fixedly provided in a work area to image a situation of the work to the workpiece, a displaying means configured to display an image imaged by the first imaging means and an image imaged by the second imaging means, and a control device configured to control the operation of the robotic arm based on an operating instruction of the operating device, while detecting a moving amount of the workpiece being moved by the moving device and carrying out a tracking control of the robotic arm according to the moving amount of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Tsuyoshi MAEHARA, Masayuki KAMON, 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
  • Publication number: 20180250825
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180250831
    Abstract: 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 having a robot arm, a robot control device configured to control operation of the robot main body and an abnormal state detecting device configured to detect abnormality in a work state of the robot main body. The robot control device includes an automatic operation performing means for controlling the operation of the robot main body to perform an automatic operation based on a given operation program, and an automatic operation correcting means for correcting the operation of the robot main body in the automatic operation based on a manual control performed by an operator according to a detection result of the abnormal state detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Tsuyoshi MAEHARA, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180243918
    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: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji NOGUCHI, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180243901
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Tsuyoshi MAEHARA, Masayuki KAMON, Yasushi KUROSAWA, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180243910
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Yasushi KUROSAWA, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180243902
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180243898
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Tsuyoshi MAEHARA, Masayuki KAMON, Yasushi KUROSAWA, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 7725364
    Abstract: In a part catalog creating system, a part table containing design change numbers respectively set for parts, and header numbers, part numbers, and quantity of the parts, each of which corresponds to the design change numbers, is created, and product number data that contains design change number of part used for manufacturing each product is created, and information that coincides with the product number data is selected from the part table, thereby creating a product number list. The product number list and images of parts corresponding to the product number list are combined and the part catalog data for each product number is output. Thus, the part catalog can be easily created without errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigetsugu Tanaka, Masami Ueda, Koichiro Nishi, Kenzo Okamoto, Takao Yasui
  • Publication number: 20040199434
    Abstract: In a part catalog creating system, a part table containing design change numbers respectively set for parts, and header numbers, part numbers, and quantity of the parts, each of which corresponds to the design change numbers, is created, and product number data that contains design change number of part used for manufacturing each product is created, and information that coincides with the product number data is selected from the part table, thereby creating a product number list. The product number list and images of parts corresponding to the product number list are combined and the part catalog data for each product number is output. Thus, the part catalog can be easily created without errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Shigetsugu Tanaka, Masami Ueda, Nishi Koichiro, Kenzo Okamoto, Takao Yasui