Patents by Inventor Takao Yamaguchi

Takao Yamaguchi 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: 11207775
    Abstract: A method of teaching a robot, the robot including a first and second end effector that are mounted to a robotic arm wrist, the first and second end effector being rotatable about a same rotational axis independently of each other. The method includes: a first step of, in a state where rotational positions of the first and second end effectors about the rotational axis coincide with each other, attaching a relative motion preventing device to the first and second end effector, the relative motion preventing device preventing the first and second end effector from moving relative to each other; and a fourth step of generating a teaching point of the second end effector based on: a teaching point of the first end effector; and rotational position information about the first and second end effector that are stored in a storage unit in association with each other in a third step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Yukimasa Yamada, Takao Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Arita, Eric Chan, Francisco J. Duran, Jr., Hajime Nakahara, Avish Ashok Bharwani, Ming Zeng
  • Publication number: 20210355059
    Abstract: Provided is a production method capable of efficiently producing a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal. A method for producing reduced coenzyme Q10 crystals comprises warming a mixture of a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form I crystal and a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal to 32° C. or higher, in the presence of 0.001 to 50 parts by weight of a solvent with respect to 100 parts by total weight of the crystals, so as to increase the content of the reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal. The warming time may be 1 hour or more and less than 14 hours, and after the warming of the mixture in the presence of the solvent, drying may be performed at 45° C. or higher to remove the solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka FUKUYAMA, Takao YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11148617
    Abstract: A sound insulating member includes a mass section and spring sections. The mass section is disposed so as to have a gap with respect to an outer panel which divides an internal space of a vehicle body and outside thereof, and includes at least a part which has a planar shaped form. The plurality of spring sections are disposed on the mass section at a side of the mass section facing an outer panel. Each of the spring sections has a hollow film member having airtightness and flexibility, and a gas sealed inside the film member. The film member has a first stepped section and a second stepped section that are formed in a stepped shape in an arrangement direction of the outer panel and the mass section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., National University Corporation Gunma University
    Inventors: Ikumi Kurihara, Takashi Kondo, Yoshihiro Noguchi, Yuma Tsuboi, Takao Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11148561
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat mounted in a vehicle. The vehicle seat of the present disclosure includes a seat body, a seat frame forming a framework of the seat body, a first load absorber provided to a back of the seat frame, and a second load absorber provided lower than the first load absorber on the back of the seat frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takao Yamaguchi, Yasumasa Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210317057
    Abstract: Provided is a production method capable of efficiently producing a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal. The method for producing a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal includes: adding a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal as a seed crystal to a solution with a temperature of 32° C. to 43° C., the solution containing fa) at least one organic solvent selected from the group consisting of an alcohol, a hydrocarbon, an aliphatic acid ester and a nitrogen compound, and (b) reduced coenzyme Q10, to prepare a mixture, and precipitating the reduced coenzyme Q10 from the mixture, in the form of the reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao YAMAGUCHI, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 11142107
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle seat including a first side frame, a second side frame, a first coupling member, a second coupling member, a recliner, a coupling plate, a first fastener and a second fastener to fix the coupling plate to the first side frame by fastening, a first reinforcer to reinforce a first portion, of the first side frame, located in an extending direction center thereof, and a second reinforcer to reinforce a second portion, of the first side frame, surrounding the second coupling member. The first side frame has a low-rigidity portion provided between the first fastener and the second fastener. A thickness of the low-rigidity portion is smaller than a sum of a thickness of the first portion and a thickness of the first reinforcer and than a sum of a thickness of the second portion and a thickness of the second reinforcer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takao Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11059178
    Abstract: A position correction method includes: a step of opposing a hand to a target by moving the hand such that the hand becomes in a predetermined first initial posture; a first position detection step of detecting a position of the target from a rotation angle of a rotation axis when the target blocks a detection light by swinging the hand; a step of opposing the hand to the target by moving the hand such that the hand becomes a predetermined second initial posture different from the first initial posture; a second position detection step of detecting a position of the target from the rotation angle of the rotation axis when the target blocks the detection light by swinging the hand; and a correction amount arithmetic step of obtaining rotation angle correction amounts of the second axis and the third axis based on a difference between the position of the target acquired in the first initial posture and the position of the target acquired in the second initial posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Masaya Yoshida, Hajime Nakahara, Takao Yamaguchi, Daniel Chung
  • Publication number: 20210138945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle seat including a first side frame, a second side frame, a first coupling member, a second coupling member, a recliner, a coupling plate, a first fastener and a second fastener to fix the coupling plate to the first side frame by fastening, a first reinforcer to reinforce a first portion, of the first side frame, located in an extending direction center thereof, and a second reinforcer to reinforce a second portion, of the first side frame, surrounding the second coupling member. The first side frame has a low-rigidity portion provided between the first fastener and the second fastener. A thickness of the low-rigidity portion is smaller than a sum of a thickness of the first portion and a thickness of the first reinforcer and than a sum of a thickness of the second portion and a thickness of the second reinforcer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takao YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10998280
    Abstract: Provided is a balance-unbalance converter including: a substrate; an unbalanced line; a first balanced line; and a second balanced line on the substrate. The unbalanced line has a first end at which an unbalanced signal is input, and an opened second end. The first balanced line is in parallel with a line portion of the unbalanced line from the first end to a midpoint of the unbalanced line, and has a midpoint-side third end at which a balanced signal is output, and a grounded fourth end. The second balanced line is in parallel with a line portion of the unbalanced line from the second end to the midpoint, and has a midpoint-side fifth end at which the balanced signal is output, and a grounded sixth end. The unbalanced line is bent at the midpoint toward an opposite side of the first and second balanced lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michihiko Ikeda, Yuji Sekine, Takao Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10974388
    Abstract: A method of correcting a position of a robot includes: a correction step of rotating an arm around a first axis to detect a rotation angle around the first axis when a target blocks detection light, and locating the first axis, a third axis, and the target on an identical straight line by rotating the arm and/or a hand around the first axis, a second axis, and/or the third axis based on a detection result; and a correction amount arithmetic step of obtaining rotation angle correction amounts of the second axis and the third axis based on the rotation angle of each rotation axis acquired after the correction step in a first posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Masaya Yoshida, Takao Yamaguchi, Hajime Nakahara, Daniel Chung
  • Publication number: 20200345728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for preventing or treating atherosclerosis in a subject, comprising a zinc salt and cyclo-Hispro and a method of preventing or treating atherosclerosis using thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: NovMetaPharma Co., Ltd., The United States Government as Represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventors: Moon Ki Song, Mysore S. Veena, David Scott Bischoff, Dean Takao Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200290528
    Abstract: A sound insulating member includes a mass section and spring sections. The mass section is disposed so as to have a gap with respect to an outer panel which divides an internal space of a vehicle body and outside thereof, and includes at least a part which has a planar shaped form. The plurality of spring sections are disposed on the mass section at a side of the mass section facing an outer panel. Each of the spring sections has a hollow film member having airtightness and flexibility, and a gas sealed inside the film member. The film member has a first stepped section and a second stepped section that are formed in a stepped shape in an arrangement direction of the outer panel and the mass section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: National University Corporation Gunma University
    Inventors: Ikumi Kurihara, Takashi Kondo, Yoshihiro Noguchi, Yuma Tsuboi, Takao Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200276921
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat mounted in a vehicle. The vehicle seat of the present disclosure includes a seat body, a seat frame forming a framework of the seat body, a first load absorber provided to a back of the seat frame, and a second load absorber provided lower than the first load absorber on the back of the seat frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takao YAMAGUCHI, Yasumasa SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200206934
    Abstract: A method of correcting a position of a robot includes: a correction step of rotating an arm around a first axis to detect a rotation angle around the first axis when a target blocks detection light, and locating the first axis, a third axis, and the target on an identical straight line by rotating the arm and/or a hand around the first axis, a second axis, and/or the third axis based on a detection result; and a correction amount arithmetic step of obtaining rotation angle correction amounts of the second axis and the third axis based on the rotation angle of each rotation axis acquired after the correction step in a first posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Masaya YOSHIDA, Takao YAMAGUCHI, Hajime NAKAHARA, Daniel CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20200206933
    Abstract: A position correction method includes: a step of opposing a hand to a target by moving the hand such that the hand becomes in a predetermined first initial posture; a first position detection step of detecting a position of the target from a rotation angle of a rotation axis when the target blocks a detection light by swinging the hand; a step of opposing the hand to the target by moving the hand such that the hand becomes a predetermined second initial posture different from the first initial posture; a second position detection step of detecting a position of the target from the rotation angle of the rotation axis when the target blocks the detection light by swinging the hand; and a correction amount arithmetic step of obtaining rotation angle correction amounts of the second axis and the third axis based on a difference between the position of the target acquired in the first initial posture and the position of the target acquired in the second initial posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Masaya YOSHIDA, Hajime NAKAHARA, Takao YAMAGUCHI, Daniel CHUNG
  • Patent number: 10564832
    Abstract: A method for controlling an information terminal, including: (a) causing a display of the information terminal to display a first screen that includes a message recommending an action that leads to a reduction in a power consumption amount of a facility; and (b) causing the display to display a second screen that prompts an operator to execute an input operation for adjusting the frequency at which (a) is executed, in which, when the input operation is executed, (a) is executed at the frequency adjusted according to the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Takazawa, Akio Nakano, Takao Yamaguchi, Seiya Miyazaki, Wei Zhang, Yuuko Ootsu
  • Publication number: 20190389059
    Abstract: A method of teaching a robot, the robot including a first and second end effector that are mounted to a robotic arm wrist, the first and second end effector being rotatable about a same rotational axis independently of each other. The method includes: a first step of, in a state where rotational positions of the first and second end effectors about the rotational axis coincide with each other, attaching a relative motion preventing device to the first and second end effector, the relative motion preventing device preventing the first and second end effector from moving relative to each other; and a fourth step of generating a teaching point of the second end effector based on: a teaching point of the first end effector; and rotational position information about the first and second end effector that are stored in a storage unit in association with each other in a third step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBATA, Yukimasa YAMADA, Takao YAMAGUCHI, Tomokazu ARITA, Eric CHAN, Francisco J. DURAN, Jr., Hajime NAKAHARA, Avish Ashok BHARWANI, Ming ZENG
  • Publication number: 20190295969
    Abstract: Provided is a balance-unbalance converter including: a substrate; an unbalanced line; a first balanced line; and a second balanced line on the substrate. The unbalanced line has a first end at which an unbalanced signal is input, and an opened second end. The first balanced line is in parallel with a line portion of the unbalanced line from the first end to a midpoint of the unbalanced line, and has a midpoint-side third end at which a balanced signal is output, and a grounded fourth end. The second balanced line is in parallel with a line portion of the unbalanced line from the second end to the midpoint, and has a midpoint-side fifth end at which the balanced signal is output, and a grounded sixth end. The unbalanced line is bent at the midpoint toward an opposite side of the first and second balanced lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michihiko IKEDA, Yuji SEKINE, Takao YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10319052
    Abstract: An information terminal control method includes: (a) predicting whether an amount of power consumption in a shop exceeds a target value; (b) when the amount of power consumption in the shop is predicted to exceed the target value, causing a display of an information terminal to display a screen displaying a time period during which the amount of power consumption in the shop is predicted to exceed the target value; and (c) causing the display to display a screen displaying a message that presents an action to reduce the amount of power consumption in the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Miyazaki, Minoru Takazawa, Wei Zhang, Takao Yamaguchi, Akio Nakano
  • Patent number: 10305825
    Abstract: A bus control device (401a) includes a storage (408) that stores a transmission order of data pieces transmitted from a first node (402) to each second node (403); a sorter (413) that receives data pieces transferred from each second node toward the first node and refers to a predefined sorting rule to determine a sorting destination of each data piece; a buffer (409) that stores the sorted data pieces while classifying the sorted data pieces by the second node as a transmission source; and a connection controller (410) that refers to change permission/rejection information indicating whether or not an order is permitted to be changed while the data piece is transferred from each second node to the first node, and transmits data pieces, the order of which is not changed, from the buffer to the first node in the same order as the transmission order stored on the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yoshida, Tomoki Ishii, Satoru Tokutsu, Takao Yamaguchi, Yuuki Soga