Patents by Inventor Takahiko Suzuki

Takahiko Suzuki 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: 20240231302
    Abstract: Provided is a production system, comprising circuitry configured to: associate a plurality of rungs included in a ladder program with one of a plurality of scan groups each having an execution cycle that is specifiable; allocate each of the plurality of scan groups to one of a plurality of processor cores of a controller so that each of the plurality of scan groups is distributed; and execute one or more rungs associated with one or more scan groups allocated to each of the plurality of processor cores in parallel in each of the execution cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Takahiko SUZUKI, Hiromasa SHIMIZU, Yu KATONO, Yosuke KAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20240134336
    Abstract: Provided is a production system, comprising circuitry configured to: associate a plurality of rungs included in a ladder program with one of a plurality of scan groups each having an execution cycle that is specifiable; allocate each of the plurality of scan groups to one of a plurality of processor cores of a controller so that each of the plurality of scan groups is distributed; and execute one or more rungs associated with one or more scan groups allocated to each of the plurality of processor cores in parallel in each of the execution cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2024
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Takahiko SUZUKI, Hiromasa SHIMIZU, Yu KATONO, Yosuke KAMIYA
  • Patent number: 11953882
    Abstract: A production system, comprising: a first industrial machine configured to control a second industrial machine based on each of a plurality of variables; and circuitry configured to input, to the first industrial machine, a control command relating to an operation of at least one of the first industrial machine or the second industrial machine, wherein the first industrial machine rewrites, based on the control command, at least one variable defined as a rewritable variable among the plurality of variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takeshi Nagata, Takahiko Suzuki, Shinichiro Obata
  • Patent number: 11703830
    Abstract: Provided is a production system including: an industrial machine configured to execute each of a plurality of processes; and a circuitry, the circuitry being configured to: detect an abnormality that has occurred in the industrial machine; receive, when the abnormality is detected, a specification of one or more processes to be executed in order to perform recovery, based on process information associating, for each of the plurality of processes, at least a name of the each of the plurality of processes with a variable representing an operation of the industrial machine and indicating that at least one of refer or change is to be performed by a process program to be executed in the each of the plurality of processes; and record recovery process information indicating the received one or more processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Naoki Mizuno, Takahiko Suzuki, Shinichiro Obata, Takaaki Shogaki, Megumi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11698632
    Abstract: Provided is a production system including: a first industrial machine configured to control a second industrial machine; and circuitry configured to acquire data relating to an operation of at least one of the first industrial machine or the second industrial machine, wherein the first industrial machine comprises a synchronous area regularly subjected to synchronization and an asynchronous area different from the synchronous area, and wherein the first industrial machine is configured to: write the data into the asynchronous area; and transmit the data written in the asynchronous area to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takeshi Nagata, Takahiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11550306
    Abstract: An information system for industrial equipment includes processing circuitry that controls processing apparatuses that each execute a predetermined process with respect to at least one workpiece, respectively collects, from the processing apparatuses, processing information sets that are respectively related to processing steps executed by the processing apparatuses until one corresponding product is manufactured from the at least one workpiece, and associates the processing information sets by assigning to the processing information sets a link identifier that permits a linkage between respective steps of the processing steps related to the one corresponding product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Takeshi Nagata, Takahiko Suzuki, Kengo Goto, Yosuke Kamiya, Shinichiro Obata
  • Patent number: 11521885
    Abstract: A substrate fixing device includes a base plate including therein a gas supply section, and an electrostatic chuck provided on the base plate. The electrostatic chuck includes a base having a mounting surface on which a target to be held by electrostatic attraction is mounted, an insertion hole, penetrating the base, having an inner surface that defines the insertion hole and is threaded to form a female thread, and a screw member, having an outer surface that is threaded to form a male thread, and inserted into the insertion hole to assume a mated state in which the male thread mates with the female thread. A gas from the gas supply section is supplied to the mounting surface via the screw member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Yoshikawa, Miki Saito, Takahiko Suzuki, Shuzo Aoki
  • Patent number: 11340590
    Abstract: A data collection system, comprising circuitry configured to: set a sharable public variable from among a plurality of variables of an industrial machine controlled by a control device; collect data on the industrial machine based on the public variable; and record the data in a first storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takahiko Suzuki, Shinichiro Obata, Takaaki Shogaki, Megumi Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20210302951
    Abstract: Provided is a production system including: a first industrial machine configured to control a second industrial machine; and circuitry configured to acquire data relating to an operation of at least one of the first industrial machine or the second industrial machine, wherein the first industrial machine comprises a synchronous area regularly subjected to synchronization and an asynchronous area different from the synchronous area, and wherein the first industrial machine is configured to: write the data into the asynchronous area; and transmit the data written in the asynchronous area to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi NAGATA, Takahiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210286340
    Abstract: A production system, comprising: a first industrial machine configured to control a second industrial machine based on each of a plurality of variables; and circuitry configured to input, to the first industrial machine, a control command relating to an operation of at least one of the first industrial machine or the second industrial machine, wherein the first industrial machine rewrites, based on the control command, at least one variable defined as a rewritable variable among the plurality of variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi NAGATA, Takahiko SUZUKI, Shinichiro OBATA
  • Publication number: 20210286343
    Abstract: A production system, comprising circuitry configured to: collect synchronously collected data synchronized with a control period of a first industrial machine configured to control a second industrial machine; execute predetermined processing on all or a part of the synchronously collected data to acquire output data; and transmit the output data to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi NAGATA, Takahiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210181717
    Abstract: Provided is a production system including: an industrial machine configured to execute each of a plurality of processes; and a circuitry, the circuitry being configured to: detect an abnormality that has occurred in the industrial machine; receive, when the abnormality is detected, a specification of one or more processes to be executed in order to perform recovery, based on process information associating, for each of the plurality of processes, at least a name of the each of the plurality of processes with a variable representing an operation of the industrial machine and indicating that at least one of refer or change is to be performed by a process program to be executed in the each of the plurality of processes; and record recovery process information indicating the received one or more processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Naoki MIZUNO, Takahiko SUZUKI, Shinichiro OBATA, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Megumi YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20210157301
    Abstract: An information system for industrial equipment includes processing circuitry that controls processing apparatuses that each execute a predetermined process with respect to at least one workpiece, respectively collects, from the processing apparatuses, processing information sets that are respectively related to processing steps executed by the processing apparatuses until one corresponding product is manufactured from the at least one workpiece, and associates the processing information sets by assigning to the processing information sets a link identifier that permits a linkage between respective steps of the processing steps related to the one corresponding product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Takeshi NAGATA, Takahiko SUZUKI, Kengo GOTO, Yosuke KAMIYA, Shinichiro OBATA
  • Patent number: 10944883
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an executing unit configured to, if there is a shortage of storage capacity for image information necessary to perform image formation, execute the image formation at a reduced image quality below a required image quality, and an informing unit configured to inform that image formation has been executed at a reduced image quality, and inform an effective measure to enable image formation that does not involve a reduction in image quality, the effective measure including at least one of making a setting change to storage capacity allocation and increasing storage capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Watanabe, Yuta Yamaguchi, Tomoaki Hirano, Yusaku Kurihara, Masao Yamada, Takahiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210064010
    Abstract: A data collection system, comprising circuitry configured to: set a sharable public variable from among a plurality of variables of an industrial machine controlled by a control device; collect data on the industrial machine based on the public variable; and record the data in a first storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiko SUZUKI, Shinichiro OBATA, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Megumi YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200294838
    Abstract: A substrate fixing device includes a base plate including therein a gas supply section, and an electrostatic chuck provided on the base plate. The electrostatic chuck includes a base having a mounting surface on which a target to be held by electrostatic attraction is mounted, an insertion hole, penetrating the base, having an inner surface that defines the insertion hole and is threaded to foLm a female thread, and a screw member, having an outer surface that is threaded to form a male thread, and inserted into the insertion hole to assume a mated state in which the male thread mates with the female thread. A gas from the gas supply section is supplied to the mounting surface via the screw member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Tadayoshi YOSHIKAWA, Miki SAITO, Takahiko SUZUKI, Shuzo AOKI
  • Patent number: 10703238
    Abstract: Provided is a seat cover (5) of a vehicle seat (1) which is formed by sewing a plurality of skin materials includes: a locked part (23) which is provided in a sewn portion (12) of two sheets of sewn skin materials (10 and 11) and is locked in a locking part (22) of a cushion pad in a state where the sewn portion is pulled into a cushion pad (20). Among seam allowances of the skin materials included in the sewn portion, a seam allowance (14) of one skin material includes a protrusion part (15) which is arranged to protrude in a pulling-in direction of the sewn portion from a seam allowance (13) of the other skin material. The locked part is directly provided in the protrusion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko Suzuki, Katsunori Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10611276
    Abstract: A seat cover (5) of a vehicle seat (1) includes: a welt seam part (17) in which seam allowances (15 and 16) of sewn skin materials (10 and 11) are split to right and left sides to be folded on the skin materials (10 and 11), and are sewn on the skin materials (10 and 11) by stitches (13 and 14) which are formed in the skin materials (10 and 11) along a seam (12) where the skin materials (10 and 11) are sewn; and a hook-and-loop fastener (18) provided in the welt seam part (17). The seam allowances (15 and 16) include edge portions (21 and 22) arranged outside the stitches (13 and 14). The hook-and-loop fastener (18) is fixed in the edge portions (21 and 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko Suzuki, Koji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10308149
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a pad including: a first pad part; a second pad part; a step portion formed along at least a part of the boundary; and a groove portion extending from the step portion into between the first and second pad parts over the whole length of the step portion; and a trim cover formed by sewing multiple skin pieces together, the skin pieces including: a first body configured to cover the surface of the first pad part following the surface of the step portion; a first gore configured to cover the surface of the step portion; a second body configured to cover the surface of the second pad part following the surface of the step portion; and a second gore jointed to the second body, wherein an edge of the first gore and an edge of the second gore are respectively stored in the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Abe, Takahiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10284539
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a storage unit, a reception unit, and a restriction unit. The storage unit stores, for each of categories of processes classified in accordance with a condition related to a timing of a process, whether or not it is possible for each user to use processes that belong to the category. The reception unit receives an instruction for a process. The restriction unit specifies a category to which the process indicated in the instruction received by the reception unit belongs. In a case where use of processes that belong to the specified category is not permitted for a user that provided the instruction in the storage unit, the restriction unit restricts execution of the process according to the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiko Suzuki