Patents by Inventor Takashi Kito

Takashi Kito 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: 20220026295
    Abstract: An environmental contact unit 20 is formed into a hemispherical shell shape, and a contact surface with an environmental surface (for example, a floor surface, a wall surface and the like) is formed into a spherical shape. A support unit 30 supports the environmental contact unit 20 so as to be movable around a first axis and around a second axis orthogonal to the first axis. Ranging sensors 41x and 41y are provided with an angular difference of 90 degrees around a third axis orthogonal to the first axis and the second axis in an opposing position between an end face 211 of the environmental contact unit 20 and an opposing surface 341 provided on the support unit 30 so as to be opposed to the end face 211.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: TAKASHI KITO, YASUHISA KAMIKAWA, KAZUHITO WAKANA
  • Publication number: 20210273847
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a communication path control device (300) that transmits path information for controlling a path for transmitting data to a plurality of communication devices (200, 210, 220, 230) which are connected by a wired path and through which data addressed to the plurality of communication devices is sequentially forwarded. This configuration enables communication to be performed through an optimal path when a problem has occurred in a communication path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: HIROKI MATSUDA, TAKASHI KITO, KAZUO HONGO, RYOTA KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210247763
    Abstract: [Problem] It becomes possible to switch the operation controlling entity while maintaining continuity in the tasks. [Solution] A control device includes a driving control unit that drives a robot device based on one of a first-type driving instruction and a second-type driving instruction, at least one of which is sent from a distant location from the robot device; and a transition control unit that switches a driving instruction for driving the robot device from the first-type driving instruction to the second-type driving instruction. The transition control unit switches the driving instruction from the first-type driving instruction to the second-type driving instruction via a transition driving instruction generated based on the first-type driving instruction and the second-type driving instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: TAKARA KASAI, TAKASHI KITO, KAZUO HONGO, RYOTA KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210245647
    Abstract: A robot (1) includes: a main body (10) including a hollow portion (110) that is a hollow space penetrating the main body (10) in an up-down direction, the main body (10) being configured to lift and support a support object (30) inserted in the hollow portion (110) by moving in the up-down direction; and a movable member (200) configured to move the main body (10) at least in the up-down direction by operating a leg (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: TAKASHI KITO, YUKI ITOTANI, KOJI NAKANISHI, TAKARA KASAI, KAZUO HONGO, YASUHISA KAMIKAWA, ATSUSHI SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200352665
    Abstract: [Overview] [Problem to be Solved] To provide an information processing device that makes it possible to make a user feel less strange. [Solution] An information processing device including: a first acquisition unit that acquires a vibration signal measured by a vibration sensor included in a slave apparatus; a second acquisition unit that acquires a measurement result regarding distance between a target of sensing of the vibration sensor and a contact part of the slave apparatus; and a controller that outputs an output signal to a master apparatus. The contact part comes into contact with the target. The output signal is obtained by applying a weight to the vibration signal. The weight corresponds to the measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: YUKI ITOTANI, RYUTA HORIE, TAKASHI KITO, KAZUO HONGO
  • Patent number: 10536057
    Abstract: A motor is provided to reduce a size of a device more effectively. The motor includes a stator, a rotor that is provided to oppose the stator via a clearance, and an encoder that detects a rotation state of the rotor. A hollow space is provided at an inner peripheral side in comparison with the stator and the rotor, and at least a part of the encoder is disposed in the hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Kawanami, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Takashi Kito
  • Publication number: 20180358870
    Abstract: [Object] To reduce a size of a device more effectively. [Solution] Provided is a motor including: a stator; a rotor that is provided to oppose the stator via a clearance; and an encoder that is capable of detecting a rotation state of the rotor. A hollow space is provided at an inner peripheral side in comparison with the stator and the rotor, and at least a part of the encoder is disposed in the hollow space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Takashi Kito
  • Patent number: 10105843
    Abstract: There is provided a robot device including a behavior plan unit that detects a current status of the robot device or an external environment and that decides one behavior plan of a plurality of behavior plan candidates as a future behavior plan, based on the current status, and a display control unit that decides one display pattern of a plurality of previously prepared display pattern candidates as display content to be displayed on a remote control device that remotely controls the robot device based on the decided behavior plan and that cause the remote control device to display the display pattern decided by the behavior plan unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Shirado, Yasuhiro Suto, Takashi Kito, Akichika Tanaka, Kenichiro Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9044856
    Abstract: A robot apparatus includes a plurality of arm sections; a grasping-easiness calculation section configured to calculate an index value of grasping easiness quantitatively evaluating easiness of assuming a grasping posture for grasping an object or assuming a transition posture leading to the grasping posture for each of the plurality of arm sections; and an arm-section selection section configured to select an arm section to be used for actually grasping the object on the basis of the index value of the grasping easiness calculated for each of the arm sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Nagasaka, Takashi Kito, Hirokazu Shirado, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20110238211
    Abstract: There is provided a robot device including a behavior plan unit that detects a current status of the robot device or an external environment and that decides one behavior plan of a plurality of behavior plan candidates as a future behavior plan, based on the current status, and a display control unit that decides one display pattern of a plurality of previously prepared display pattern candidates as display content to be displayed on a remote control device that remotely controls the robot device based on the decided behavior plan and that cause the remote control device to display the display pattern decided by the behavior plan unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Shirado, Yasuhiro Suto, Takashi Kito, Akichika Tanaka, Kenichiro Nagasaka
  • Publication number: 20110231018
    Abstract: Provided is a control apparatus comprising an executing unit for allowing a movable body to perform a predetermined process, a storage unit for storing an environment map of a movable area of the movable body, a detection unit for detecting information on the surroundings of the movable body, an update unit for updating the environment map based on the information on the surroundings of the movable body, which is detected by the detection unit, and an acquisition unit for acquiring instruction information representing an instruction of a user according to user input, wherein the executing unit allows the movable body to perform the process based on the instruction information with reference to the environment map, and the update unit updates the environment map based on the instruction information and the process performed by the movable body based on the instruction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki IWAI, Yasuhiro SUTO, Kenichiro NAGASAKA, Akichika TANAKA, Takashi KITO
  • Patent number: 6725129
    Abstract: A positioning device and method can position a subject of positioning at a higher speed than conventional ones. A positioning device and method for moving a subject of positioning to a desired position, moves the subject of positioning at a desired speed and acceleration, and adjusts the acceleration/deceleration duration of the subject of positioning and the timing of starting the deceleration so as to cancel the residual vibration, in accordance with the vibration period of the residual vibration that occurs immediately after positioning the subject of positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kito
  • Publication number: 20030094058
    Abstract: A positioning device and method can position a subject of positioning at a higher speed than conventional ones. A positioning device and method for moving a subject of positioning to a desired position, moves the subject of positioning at a desired speed and acceleration, and adjusts the acceleration/deceleration duration of the subject of positioning and the timing of starting the deceleration so as to cancel the residual vibration, in accordance with the vibration period of the residual vibration that occurs immediately after positioning the subject of positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Takashi Kito