Patents by Inventor Takanobu Tanimoto

Takanobu Tanimoto 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: 11384515
    Abstract: An image display system for a work machine includes an imaging device mounted to a work machine including a working unit having a working implement, an attitude detector detecting an attitude of the working unit, a distance detector determining information about distance to an object to be worked by the work machine, and a processor using information about position of the working implement obtained using an attitude of the working unit, and information about position of the object to be worked obtained from the information about distance from the work machine to an object to be worked, determined by the distance detector, generating an image of a portion corresponding to the working implement, on the object to be worked opposing the working implement, combining the generated image with an image of the object to be worked imaged by the imaging device, and displaying the combined image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: Komatsu LTD., Osaka University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshinada, Takanobu Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20210285184
    Abstract: There are provided a position calculator that determines a position of working equipment included in a work machine, a display that displays a route image corresponding to a route through which the working equipment moves, and a display processor that causes, on the basis of a position of the route and a position of the working equipment determined by the position calculator, the display to display the route image corresponding to a portion of the route that is shielded by the working equipment with a predetermined position serving as a viewpoint in a form different from the route image corresponding to a portion of the route that is not shielded by the working equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: Komatsu Ltd., Osaka University
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Kei Shinohara, Hiroshi Yoshinada
  • Publication number: 20200399869
    Abstract: An image display system for a work machine includes an imaging device mounted to a work machine including a working unit having a working implement, an attitude detector detecting an attitude of the working unit, a distance detector determining information about distance to an object to be worked by the work machine, and a processor using information about position of the working implement obtained using an attitude of the working unit, and information about position of the object to be worked obtained from the information about distance from the work machine to an object to be worked, determined by the distance detector, generating an image of a portion corresponding to the working implement, on the object to be worked opposing the working implement, combining the generated image with an image of the object to be worked imaged by the imaging device, and displaying the combined image on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: Komatsu Ltd., Osaka University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshinada, Takanobu Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 10829910
    Abstract: An image display system for a work machine includes an imaging device mounted to a work machine including a working unit having a working implement, an attitude detector detecting an attitude of the working unit, a distance detector determining information about distance to an object to be worked by the work machine, and a processor using information about position of the working implement obtained using an attitude of the working unit, and information about position of the object to be worked obtained from the information about distance from the work machine to an object to be worked, determined by the distance detector, generating an image of a portion corresponding to the working implement, on the object to be worked opposing the working implement, combining the generated image with an image of the object to be worked imaged by the imaging device, and displaying the combined image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshinada, Takanobu Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20190387219
    Abstract: A display system includes an image-data acquisition unit that acquires image data including three-dimensional data of an object at a work site, a viewpoint-position-data acquisition unit that acquires viewpoint position data of a worker, and a display control unit that displays a free-viewpoint image of the object based on the image data and the viewpoint position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke Kondo, Takanobu Tanimoto, Yu Nanri, Hiroshi Yoshinada
  • Publication number: 20190330825
    Abstract: An image display system for a work machine including working equipment having a working tool and a turning body to which the working equipment is attached, includes: a position detector detecting at least one of an attitude and a position of the working equipment; a distance detector obtaining information on a distance from the work machine to a work target; and a processing device that generates, by using information on a position of the working tool obtained by the position detector and information on a position of the work target obtained from the information on the distance obtained by the distance detector, a first image including a portion corresponding to a part of the working tool and extending along a turning direction of the turning body, on the work target opposed to the working tool, and displays the first image on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Yu Nanri, Yukinori Matsumura, Kazuhisa Takahama
  • Patent number: 9958400
    Abstract: A pill inspection apparatus of the present invention includes: an illumination portion 30 for irradiating light to a medical envelope 20 in which at least a translucent pill 22 is enclosed; an imaging portion 11 for acquiring a transmission image of the irradiated medical envelope 20; and an image processing portion 12 for detecting, as the translucent pill 22, a pill having a brightness value of its outer periphery lower than that of its center using the transmission image, the illumination portion 30 includes a light emitting portion 31, and a light-collecting portion 33 for collecting light is provided between the light emitting portion 31 and the medical envelope 20. By obtaining a uniform outline of the translucent pill 22 irrespective of a shooting position, it is possible to inspect the translucent pill 22 irrespective of a permeation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Hitoshi Yamashita, Hiroshi Ehara
  • Publication number: 20180051446
    Abstract: An image display system for a work machine includes an imaging device mounted to a work machine including a working unit having a working implement, an attitude detector detecting an attitude of the working unit, a distance detector determining information about distance to an object to be worked by the work machine, and a processor using information about position of the working implement obtained using an attitude of the working unit, and information about position of the object to be worked obtained from the information about distance from the work machine to an object to be worked, determined by the distance detector, generating an image of a portion corresponding to the working implement, on the object to be worked opposing the working implement, combining the generated image with an image of the object to be worked imaged by the imaging device, and displaying the combined image on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshinada, Takanobu Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20160109385
    Abstract: A pill inspection apparatus of the present invention includes: an illumination portion 30 for irradiating light to a medical envelope 20 in which at least a translucent pill 22 is enclosed; an imaging portion 11 for acquiring a transmission image of the irradiated medical envelope 20; and an image processing portion 12 for detecting, as the translucent pill 22, a pill having a brightness value of its outer periphery lower than that of its center using the transmission image, the illumination portion 30 includes a light emitting portion 31, and a light-collecting portion 33 for collecting light is provided between the light emitting portion 31 and the medical envelope 20. By obtaining a uniform outline of the translucent pill 22 irrespective of a shooting position, it is possible to inspect the translucent pill 22 irrespective of a permeation rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Hitoshi Yamashita, Hiroshi Ehara
  • Publication number: 20140207490
    Abstract: A first luminaire 22 emits visible light 22a including, as information, an illumination ID for specifying a location in a facility. Photoreceivers 23 to 26, which prestore target IDs, transmit the illumination ID based on the visible light 22a and the prestored target IDs as data when receiving the visible light 22a. A processing unit 30 associates the photoreceivers 23 to 26 located in the illumination area of the same first luminaire 22 based on the data transmitted from the photoreceivers 23 to 26. Treatment is authenticated by deciding whether or not a combination of the associated photoreceivers 23 to 26 matches a combination of the photoreceivers based on a treatment order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHINDO, Yoshihiko MATSUKAWA, Makoto GOTOU, Takanobu TANIMOTO, Masaaki IKEHARA
  • Publication number: 20130188038
    Abstract: A tablet inspection device includes a lighting unit configured to emit parallel light to a medicine package enclosing therein a semi-transparent tablet that is capable of transmitting light, a camera unit configured to capture an image of the medicine package irradiated with the parallel light, so as to obtain a transmission image of the medicine package, and an image processing unit configured to detect, as an area of the semi-transparent tablet, an area having a center part and a periphery part which has brightness lower than brightness of the center part, in the transmission image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Hitoshi Yamashita, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20130170732
    Abstract: A medicine pack inspecting system includes a packing instruction unit that generates packing instruction information, a tablet packing unit that encloses tablets in a medicine pack, an image capturing unit that generates a medicine pack image, and a tablet inspecting unit that inspects the number of tablets enclosed in the medicine pack by performing pattern matching using the medicine pack image and a tablet pattern shown in the packing instruction information, wherein when the packing instruction information includes information on an irregular shaped tablet, the tablet inspecting unit inspects the number of an irregular shaped tablet by performing pattern matching using an irregular shaped tablet pattern of the irregular shaped tablet and the medicine pack image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Takanobu Tanimoto, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Tomoyuki Shindo
  • Patent number: 8396722
    Abstract: A medicine inspection support system, which provides a reliable inspection of medicine preparation, includes a person authentication unit, a preliminary inspection unit, an inspection unit, and an inspector check unit. The person authentication unit identifies a preliminary inspector who performs a preliminary inspection of medicine preparation, and an inspector who performs an inspection of the medicine preparation. The preliminary inspection unit certifies that the preliminary inspector has performed the preliminary inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspection unit certifies that the inspector has performed the inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspector check unit permits the inspection unit to certify completion of the inspection when determined that the inspector is a different person from the preliminary inspector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Tohru Nakamura, Rie Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20130058550
    Abstract: A tablet inspection apparatus includes: a transmitted illumination unit configured to emit infrared light to a medicine packet made of two films from a side of the films; a reflected illumination unit configured to emit infrared light from the other side of the two films; a camera unit configured to obtain a transmission image by imaging the medicine packet, in a state where the transmitted illumination unit is emitting infrared light and the reflected illumination unit is not emitting infrared light, and obtain a reflection image by imaging the medicine packet, in a state where the reflected illumination unit is emitting infrared light and the transmitted illumination unit is not emitting infrared light; and a calculation unit configured to generate an inspection image from a difference image between the reflection image and the transmission image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Hitoshi Yamashita, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20120271454
    Abstract: A medicine collecting system (11) includes a cart (14) having a plurality of housing units (23) that each house a tray (12), and a dispenser (13) that dispenses a first medicine to the tray housed in each housing unit of the cart (14) according to prescription information that indicates the type of a medicine to be dispensed to each tray and the number of the medicines and is set for each tray. A memory unit (28) of the system (11) stores, for each tray, the prescription information with housing unit identification information that identifies the housing unit housing the tray to which the first medicine is dispensed by the dispenser (13), in association with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Takanobu Tanimoto, Tohru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8276506
    Abstract: A cooking assistance robot is capable of efficient mixing using ingredients that are unlikely to be evenly heated. The cooking assistance robot performs cooking by physically moving ingredients in a cooking container selects a mixing direction for leveling a mountain and performs a mountain leveling operation in the selected mixing direction in a presence of a mountain of a specified height or higher in the cooking container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tojo, Takanobu Tanimoto, Osamu Mizuno, Tohru Nakamura, Soichiro Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20120200596
    Abstract: The tablet inspection support apparatus (11) includes: (i) a conveying unit (15) which conveys a medicine packaging sheet having a series of packets each of which encloses one or more tablets between two films; (ii) a transmitted-light illumination unit (17) which illuminates a packet from a side of one of the two films; (iii) a reflected-light illumination unit (16) which illuminates a packet from a side of the other of the two films; (iv) an imaging unit (18) which obtains, by capturing an image of a packet from a side of the other of the two films, a transmitted-light image that is an image of a packet illuminated by the transmitted-light illumination unit and a reflected-light image that is a color image of the packet illuminated by the reflected-light illumination unit; (v) an image processing unit (19) which detects a tablet region indicating a region of one or more tablets enclosed in a packet by using the transmitted-light image and generates a color tablet image by clipping an image of a region of th
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Takanobu Tanimoto, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20120179488
    Abstract: A medicine management apparatus includes: a medicine storage (11); a tag detection unit (14) which detects (i) worker information for identifying a worker and a work position of the worker and (ii) worker information and a work position of a worker who is present in the first work area and worker information and a work position of a worker who is present in the second work area; a management unit (22) which determines, based on a result of the detection performed by the tag detection unit (14), whether or not an unlocking condition is satisfied, which is (i) plural workers who are authorized to use the medicine storage (11) are present in an area that is a combination of the first work area and the second work area and (ii) at least one of the workers is present in the first work area, in the state where the medicine storage (11) is locked, and a lock unit (13) which sets the medicine storage (11) to a state which allows the medicine storage to be unlocked, when it is determined, by the management unit (22),
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Hidenori Kuwata, Noriko Kenjou
  • Publication number: 20110125523
    Abstract: A medicine inspection support system, which provides a reliable inspection of medicine preparation, includes a person authentication unit, a preliminary inspection unit, an inspection unit, and an inspector check unit. The person authentication unit identifies a preliminary inspector who performs a preliminary inspection of medicine preparation, and an inspector who performs an inspection of the medicine preparation. The preliminary inspection unit certifies that the preliminary inspector has performed the preliminary inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspection unit certifies that the inspector has performed the inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspector check unit permits the inspection unit to certify completion of the inspection when determined that the inspector is a different person from the preliminary inspector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Tohru Nakamura, Rie Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20110112682
    Abstract: A medicine selection support system of the invention includes an automatic dispensing device for dispensing a general medicine and a dummy body for a managed medicine based on the pharmacy information, a management terminal for reading medicine information of the managed medicine from the dummy body, and an exchange support section for supporting exchange between the managed medicine and the dummy body from the medicine information read by the terminal. With the automatic dispensing device, a dummy body corresponding to the managed medicine can be dispensed at the same timing as that of a general medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Makoto Gotou, Takanobu Tanimoto, Tohru Nakamura, Soichiro Fujioka