Patents by Inventor Soichi TAMADA

Soichi TAMADA 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
  • Publication number: 20190159372
    Abstract: An electronic-component inserting device includes a component gripper configured to hold a main body of an electronic component, an operating member provided to the component gripper, a lead gripper configured to grip the leads of the electronic component held by the component gripper, and a moving device configured to move the component gripper in a first direction relatively to the lead gripper. The lead gripper has a pair of fingers configured to pinch the leads from both sides in second directions perpendicular to the first direction, and a biasing member configured to bias the pair of fingers so that fingertips of the fingers are opened. The fingers are provided with acted parts on which an acting force from the operating member acts so that the fingertips of the fingers are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Soichi TAMADA, Yukio IWASAKI, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kenji WAKIYAMA, Takuma UCHIDA, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20190039254
    Abstract: A robot with an impact buffering member on the surface of a robot arm for alleviating the impact when the arm contacts an object; and a contact detection unit for detecting a contact between the robot arm and object. The unit has a soft porous member on the front surface side of the impact buffering member and softer than the member; a housing member including the soft porous member and formed of a flexible material; a fluid discharge pipe for discharging a fluid inside the housing member when the object makes contact so the volume of the housing member decreases; and a volume change detection portion for detecting a change in volume of the housing member by utilizing the discharged fluid. It is possible to secure sufficient safety in a cooperative work between a person and a robot or the like, even when the person contacts the robot arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Soichi TAMADA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9773691
    Abstract: A substrate conveying system includes a substrate supply unit including a movable rack and an up-down unit which moves the movable rack down, a lift unit which has one or more ejection holes which eject a gas upward and is configured to lift-up the substrate supported on the movable rack by the pressure of the gas ejected through ejection holes when the up-down unit moves the movable rack down, and a conveying unit which includes a conveyor, and hook elements extending upward from the conveyor, and is configured to push in a conveying direction the substrate W being lifted-up by the pressure of the gas ejected through the ejection holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Bando, Takuya Fukuda, Soichi Tamada
  • Publication number: 20150311103
    Abstract: A substrate conveying system includes a substrate supply unit including a movable rack and an up-down unit which moves the movable rack down, a lift unit which has one or more ejection holes which eject a gas upward and is configured to lift-up the substrate supported on the movable rack by the pressure of the gas ejected through ejection holes when the up-down unit moves the movable rack down, and a conveying unit which includes a conveyor, and hook elements extending upward from the conveyor, and is configured to push in a conveying direction the substrate W being lifted-up by the pressure of the gas ejected through the ejection holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji BANDO, Takuya FUKUDA, Soichi TAMADA