Takahiro Maeda 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).
Abstract: A robot system includes: a robot; a robot controller configured to control the robot based on sequential taught positions; and a teaching device communicative with the robot controller and configured to receive operations by an operator, wherein the robot controller includes circuitry configured to: generate, in response to determining that a target position is designated by the operator on the teaching device, a path from a current position of the robot to the target position by simulation of moving the robot based on surrounding environmental information of the robot; and move the robot toward the target position along the generated path.
March 6, 2023
September 14, 2023
Takahiro MAEDA, Yuta ARITA, Motoharu MARUNO
Abstract: A robot system includes a storage device configured to store a predefined work requirement that indicates a processing target region of a workpiece to be processed by a robot, and circuitry configured to recognize an environment of a working space in which the workpiece is placed, as a work environment. The work environment includes a position and a posture of the workpiece placed in the working space. The circuitry is further configured to identify the processing target region of the workpiece placed in the working space, based on the position and posture of the workpiece placed in the working space. The circuitry is further configured to generate, in real-time, a path of the robot to operate on the identified processing target region based on the work requirement and the identified processing target region; and control the robot based on the generated path.
March 6, 2023
September 14, 2023
Motoharu MARUNO, Takahiro MAEDA, Yuta ARITA
Abstract: The present invention relates to a grease composition including: a base oil; a thickener; a rust inhibitor; and an extreme pressure agent, in which the rust inhibitor includes, with respect to a total mass of the grease composition: 0.10 mass % to 10.00 mass % of a calcium sulfonate; 0.20 mass % to 10.00 mass % of a zinc sulfonate; and 0.10 mass % to 10.00 mass % of a zinc carboxylate, and the extreme pressure agent includes, with respect to the total mass of the grease composition, 2.00 mass % to 14.00 mass % of a zinc dialkyldithiophosphate.
Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a first display unit disposed in front of and above a driver's seat and including a display screen configured to be deployed from an interior member into the vehicle cabin and be withdrawn from the vehicle cabin into an inside of the interior member, a drive unit configured to drive the display screen, and a control unit configured to control the first display unit and the drive unit. The control unit includes a driving status acquisition unit configured to acquire a driving status of a vehicle, a drive control unit configured to change a deployment amount of the display screen based on the acquired driving status, and a display control unit configured to cause the display screen to display a rear seat image captured by an in-vehicle camera for a rear seat to fit with the deployment amount of the display screen.
Abstract: A vehicle display device includes: a display unit in a shape of a rectangular film, the display unit being configured to be advanced from and withdrawn into a ceiling of a vehicle cabin; a lower edge reinforcing portion located at a lower edge of the display unit, the lower edge reinforcing portion reinforcing the lower edge of the display unit; and a support mechanism configured to be extended and retracted according to an amount by which the display unit protrudes beyond the ceiling, and configured to support the display unit.
Abstract: A robot system include: a robot; and circuitry configured to: sequentially call a plurality of commands representing an operation path of the robot including an undetermined section; generate an additional path for the undetermined section; and operate the robot based on a command called from the plurality of commands and the additional path, wherein the circuitry is configured to generate the additional path based on surrounding environment information of the robot during operation of the robot based on the called command.
February 6, 2023
August 10, 2023
Takahiro MAEDA, Motoharu MARUNO, Yuta ARITA
Abstract: A laminate for a battery with a polypropylene adhesive layer and a metal substrate layer: (1) the adhesive includes 40-94 wt % of a propylene copolymer (A), 3-30 wt % of a butene-containing copolymer (B), 3-30 wt % of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (C) ((A), (B), and (C) is 100 wt %), (2) the copolymer (A) has a melting point of 130° C. or more measured with a differential scanning calorimeter, and a total proportion of a structural unit derived from ethylene is 4-25 mol % relative to 100 mol % of a total structural units forming all the copolymers (A) contained in the adhesive, (3) the copolymer (B) includes less than 1 mol % of a structural unit derived from ethylene, and has a melting point of 100° C. or less measured with a differential scanning calorimeter, and (4) the copolymer (C) includes 50-99 mol % of a structural unit derived from ethylene.
Abstract: This X-ray phase imaging system includes a plurality of gratings including a first grating that is irradiated with X-rays from an X-ray source and a second grating that is irradiated with X-rays from the first grating. The X-ray phase imaging system includes an imaging unit that optically images a subject and one or both of the first grating and the second grating.
Abstract: A battery temperature control device includes a heating medium circuit that connects a battery heat exchanger, an outside air heat exchanger, a heating medium pump, and a flow rate regulating unit. The outside air heat exchanger is connected in parallel to the battery heat exchanger. The flow rate regulating unit adjusts a flow rate of the heating medium in a first path through which the heating medium flows via at least the outside air heat exchanger and a flow rate of the heating medium in a second path through which the heating medium flows by detouring around the outside air heat exchanger. The control unit controls the flow rate regulating unit to adjust a ratio between a flow rate of the heating medium in the first path and a flow rate of the heating medium in the second path.
Abstract: The present invention relates to  an aqueous composition for ink-jet printing containing a carbodiimide compound, a vinyl polymer and water, in which the vinyl polymer is dispersed in the aqueous composition in the form of polymer particles formed by partially neutralizing carboxy groups of the vinyl polymer with a basic compound having a boiling point of not higher than 130° C.;  an ink set for ink-jet printing containing an aqueous composition a containing a carbodiimide compound and water, and an aqueous composition b containing a vinyl polymer; and  an ink-jet printing method including the step 1 of ejecting a carbodiimide compound, a pigment, a vinyl polymer and water by an ink-jetting method to print characters or images, and the step 2 of subjecting the resulting printed characters or images to heat treatment at a temperature of 50 to 200° C. According to the aqueous composition of the present invention, it is possible to obtain a printed material that is excellent in rub fatness.
Abstract: A hot water supply device (10) is provided with: a first device (for example, a kitchen remote controller (13)) for performing control relating to hot water supply; a second device (for example, a water heater (11)) that is communicably connected to the first device and performs control relating to hot water supply; and a communication unit that is provided in the first device and can be connected to an external communication network. The first device divides data of control software of the second device acquired from an external device (for example, a server (50)) via the communication unit, into a plurality of parts, and transmits to the second device.
Abstract: A robot control system includes robot controller circuitry that controls a robot, and host controller circuitry that communicates with the robot controller circuitry. The host controller circuitry further executes a control program, and transmits a command according to an execution result of the control program to the robot controller circuitry, and the robot controller circuitry further receives the command from the host controller circuitry, and executes pre-processing according to the command.
Abstract: A magnetic ribbon according to an embodiment has a crystallinity degree of 0.05 or higher and 0.4 or lower when the magnetic ribbon is subjected to XRD analysis, the magnetic ribbon being Fe—Nb—Cu—Si—B-base, and the crystallinity degree being expressed by “a peak total area of a crystalline phase”/(“a peak area of an amorphous phase”+“the peak total area of the crystalline phase”). Also, the magnetic ribbon is preferred to have a region in which a KIKUCHI pattern is detected when the crystalline phase is subjected to EBSD analysis. Also, the thickness of the magnetic ribbon is preferred to be 25 ?m or less.
Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes: a water circuit; a ventilation heat exchanger that heats cooling water by heat exchange with air discharged to outside; a motor generator cooling unit; a motor bypass circuit that bypasses the motor generator cooling unit; and a flow rate control unit. When a temperature of the cooling water flowing between the ventilation heat exchanger and a motor flow rate controller is lower than or equal to a temperature of oil circulating inside the motor generator, the flow rate control unit increases a flow rate of the cooling water that flows from the ventilation heat exchanger into the motor bypass circuit.
Abstract: In a refrigeration cycle device, a heat supply unit is disposed in parallel with a heat utilization unit in a flow of a heat medium. A branching part branches the heat medium flowing out of a heat radiator into a flow flowing toward the heat utilization unit and a flow flowing toward the heat supply unit. A merging part is configured to cause the heat medium having passed through the heat utilization unit and the heat medium having passed through the heat supply unit to merge together and to flow toward the heat radiator. A switching unit switches an operation state between a first state in which the heat medium circulates between the heat radiator and the heat utilization unit, and a second state in which the heat medium circulates between the heat radiator, the heat utilization unit and the heat supply unit.
Abstract: A cooling water circuit includes: a heat-radiating heat exchanger in which a cooling water is heated by heat radiated from an external heat medium; a heat-absorbing heat exchanger in which a cooling water is cooled by heat absorbed by an external heat medium; and a first heat exchanger and a second heat exchanger in which heat is exchanged between the cooling water and outside air. When a high-temperature cooling water heated by the heat-radiating heat exchanger flows through the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger, the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger are arranged in series for the cooling water to flow. When a low-temperature cooling water cooled by the heat-absorbing heat exchanger flows through the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger, the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger are arranged in parallel for the cooling water to flow.
Abstract: A battery heating device includes: a radiator and a heater core arranged in parallel with each other; a battery temperature adjusting unit for heating a battery with a heat medium; a first branch branching the heat medium between the radiator and the heater core; a first confluence where the heat medium merges; a second branch where the heat medium from a heat emitter is branched to the battery temperature adjustment unit; a second confluence where the heat medium flowing through the battery temperature adjustment unit merges; and a radiator flow rate reducing part arranged in a passage for the heat medium from the first branch or the second branch closer to the radiator to the first confluence or the second confluence closer to the radiator via the radiator.
Abstract: A fluid circulation circuit includes a flow passage switching valve. The flow passage switching valve includes a body and a switcher. The body includes a first inlet, a second inlet, and outlets including a first outlet. The switcher is capable of switching a passage configuration to a state in which a fluid that has flowed in from the first inlet flows out of either one of the outlets and a state in which the fluid that has flowed in from the second inlet flows out of either one of the outlets.
Abstract: An air conditioner includes a heat pump cycle, a heating unit, a low-temperature side heat medium circuit, and a heat dissipation amount adjustment control unit. The heat pump cycle has a compressor, a condenser, a decompression unit, and an evaporator. The heating unit has a heating heat exchanger, an outside air radiator, and a heat dissipation amount adjustment unit. The low-temperature side heat medium circuit has a heat generation device. The heat dissipation amount adjustment control unit controls the heat dissipation amount adjustment unit to adjust a heat dissipation amount in the outside air radiator such that a blown air temperature of the blown air heated by the heating heat exchanger approaches a predetermined target temperature.
Abstract: A refrigeration cycle device includes a heat pump cycle, a high-temperature heat medium circuit, and a low-temperature heat medium circuit. The low-temperature heat medium circuit includes a plurality of heat absorption devices configured to have a heat absorption amount to be absorbed by the low-temperature heat medium flowing out of a low-temperature heat medium-refrigerant heat exchanger, and a heat absorption adjusting unit configured to change the heat absorption amount of the low-temperature heat medium in the respective heat absorption devices.