Patents by Inventor Shouichi KAWAKAMI

Shouichi KAWAKAMI 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: 10970326
    Abstract: A retrieving device includes: a classifying unit that classifies document data made up of a plurality of items on the basis of a degree of matching of a first item in which a combination of one or more symbol strings is described in a database in which the document data is stored; and an extracting unit that extracts a group of keywords included in a second item from pieces of document data in a same group classified by the classifying unit as related words for retrieval. Moreover, when the retrieving device is implemented as a distributed system on a network, it is possible to create related words for a plurality of machines and to store the related word data and to enable a plurality of users to use the distributed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20210003482
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI
  • Patent number: 10876931
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Patent number: 10838394
    Abstract: Provided are a failure classifying device, a failure classifying method, and a failure classifying program capable of specifying the causes of failures even when a controller does not generate an alarm. A failure classifying device includes: a failure unit acquiring unit that acquires a data set in which a failure unit of a machine is correlated with one or a plurality of constituent parts; a failure history acquiring unit that acquires a failure history including events of failures that occurred in the past and countermeasure parts; and a correlating unit that stores information on one or a plurality of events in correlation with the failure unit by matching the constituent part to the countermeasure part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Shouichi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10839357
    Abstract: A visual guidance device including: an image data acquisition unit which acquires image data when a machine is seen from a predetermined position and image data when the machine is seen from a different position from the predetermined position; an image conversion unit which produces image data by converting, with one or more aspect ratios, the image data when the machine is imaged from the predetermined position; and a guidance display control unit which sequentially displays, on a display unit, the image data when the machine is imaged from the predetermined position, the image data produced by the image conversion unit and the image data when the machine is imaged from the different position so as to guide a movement from the predetermined position to the different position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Shouichi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10809161
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Publication number: 20200116595
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI
  • Publication number: 20200074317
    Abstract: An object is to provide a knowledge providing program, a knowledge providing device and a operation service system for easily providing knowledge information so as to receive the value thereof. An edge server executes: an input step of receiving, with a data API, an input of information of an event which occurs in a unit; an inquiry step of making, based on the information of the event which is input, an inquiry for the cause of or a countermeasure against the event to a knowledge manager for managing and providing knowledge information that is produced on the same event as the event; a reception step of receiving, from the knowledge manager, data which includes an answer to the inquiry; and an output step of outputting the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka SAITOU, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Koji SAMUKAWA, Noriaki NEKO, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Sumire OKUAKI
  • Publication number: 20200074314
    Abstract: An object is to provide a knowledge production system which can efficiently produce knowledge information from less confidential information. A knowledge production system includes: a data reception part that receives, when an event occurs in a unit, only data after a time at which to go back only a preset time until the occurrence of the event; and a production part that extracts, from the received data and data received in the past by the occurrence of the same event as the event, a feature amount on the event so as to produce knowledge information of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Koji SAMUKAWA, Noriaki NEKO, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Sumire OKUAKI
  • Patent number: 10580320
    Abstract: Provided is a part mounting position guidance device with which an operator can easily recognize a position of a machine in which a part or unit composing a machine having a complexed structure is mounted. The part mounting position guidance device includes a control unit which includes: a position order data acquisition unit that acquires position order data in which one or more pieces of position information of from a predetermined position of a machine to a mounting position of a part are ordered for each part composing the machine; and a guidance display control unit that causes a display unit to display in order, images indicating one or more pieces of position information from an image indicating the predetermined position of the machine to the image indicating the mounting position of the part, on the basis of the position order data acquired by the position order data acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Shouichi Kawakami, Amane Noro
  • Publication number: 20190303883
    Abstract: A visual guidance device including: an image data acquisition unit which acquires image data when a machine is seen from a predetermined position and image data when the machine is seen from a different position from the predetermined position; an image conversion unit which produces image data by converting, with one or more aspect ratios, the image data when the machine is imaged from the predetermined position; and a guidance display control unit which sequentially displays, on a display unit, the image data when the machine is imaged from the predetermined position, the image data produced by the image conversion unit and the image data when the machine is imaged from the different position so as to guide a movement from the predetermined position to the different position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Shouichi KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190243332
    Abstract: Provided are a failure classifying device, a failure classifying method, and a failure classifying program capable of specifying the causes of failures even when a controller does not generate an alarm. A failure classifying device includes: a failure unit acquiring unit that acquires a data set in which a failure unit of a machine is correlated with one or a plurality of constituent parts; a failure history acquiring unit that acquires a failure history including events of failures that occurred in the past and countermeasure parts; and a correlating unit that stores information on one or a plurality of events in correlation with the failure unit by matching the constituent part to the countermeasure part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Shouichi KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20180286274
    Abstract: Provided is a part mounting position guidance device with which an operator can easily recognize a position of a machine in which a part or unit composing a machine having a complexed structure is mounted. The part mounting position guidance device includes a control unit which includes: a position order data acquisition unit that acquires position order data in which one or more pieces of position information of from a predetermined position of a machine to a mounting position of a part are ordered for each part composing the machine; and a guidance display control unit that causes a display unit to display in order, images indicating one or more pieces of position information from an image indicating the predetermined position of the machine to the image indicating the mounting position of the part, on the basis of the position order data acquired by the position order data acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Masao KAMIGUCHI, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Amane NORO
  • Publication number: 20180137129
    Abstract: A retrieving device includes: a classifying unit that classifies document data made up of a plurality of items on the basis of a degree of matching of a first item in which a combination of one or more symbol strings is described in a database in which the document data is stored; and an extracting unit that extracts a group of keywords included in a second item from pieces of document data in a same group classified by the classifying unit as related words for retrieval. Moreover, when the retrieving device is implemented as a distributed system on a network, it is possible to create related words for a plurality of machines and to store the related word data and to enable a plurality of users to use the distributed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20180038773
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI
  • Publication number: 20180010986
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI