Patents by Inventor Takashi Wada

Takashi Wada 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: 20240051140
    Abstract: A diagnostic system acquires operating condition information capable of identifying an operating condition of a robot arm. The diagnostic system acquires detection results of a plurality of sensor apparatuses installed in the robot arm. The diagnostic system estimates, by inputting the operating condition information acquired at a first point of time and the detection results of the plurality of sensor apparatuses acquired at the first point of time to a simulation model, the detection result of a particular sensor apparatus of the plurality of sensor apparatuses at the second point of time. The diagnostic system estimates a state of the particular sensor apparatus by comparing the detection result of the particular sensor apparatus at the second point of time, which is estimated, with the detection result of the particular sensor apparatus acquired at the second point of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Takashi WADA, Kiyoshi ANDOH, Takuya SHIRATA
  • Patent number: 11852504
    Abstract: A sensor device is attached to, for example, a mechanical component. The sensor device includes a sensor unit, an output unit, and an energy harvesting unit. The sensor unit measures a condition related to the mechanical component. The output unit outputs information that is based on the measurement result from the sensor unit to the outside. The energy harvesting unit converts energy that exists in an external environment into electric power and supplies an electric power for operating at least one of the sensor unit and the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: NABTESCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Andoh, Takashi Wada, Hiroyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20230368598
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes: a partition portion that forms an insertion space into which a paper sheet is inserted from an insertion port with a first opposing portion, and forms a taking-out space from which the paper sheet is taken out from the insertion port with a second opposing portion; and a conveyor that conveys the paper sheet left in the taking-out space in a state of protruding toward the taking-out space from a first opening portion of the first opposing portion and a second opening portion of the partition portion. The partition portion includes a second shutter that openably closes the second opening portion, and a second shutter opening/closing unit that opens the second opening portion by opening the second shutter in conjunction with an operation in which the partition portion moves to the remaining banknote conveyance position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Akira YAMADA, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Takashi WADA, Atsushi ANDO, Shohei KOIZUMI, Satoshi HAYASHI, Yasuhiro MOTOHASHI
  • Publication number: 20230365394
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid supply system with which it is possible to perform quality control of a liquid provided by the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicants: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki YAMASHITA, Junichi KITANO, Takashi WADA, Kenji KUSUNOKI, Takashi NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20230331538
    Abstract: There are provided a liquid supply system and a liquid loss reduction method capable of reducing a liquid loss caused when a liquid storage container is replaced. A liquid supply system (101) that transfers a liquid in a storage container (10) through a supply pipe (30), and dispenses the liquid from a dispensing outlet in a dispensing device (50). The liquid supply system includes a spout prevention unit (110) that is installed in the supply pipe, has a predetermined internal volume, and prevents a pressurized gas from being spouted from the dispensing outlet, a liquid-absence detection device (120) that is installed between the storage container and the spout prevention unit, and detects absence of the liquid in the storage container, and a control device (130) that is electrically connected to the liquid-absence detection device, and gives instructions for closing a flow path in the dispensing device in response to the detection of the absence of the liquid in the storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicants: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki YAMASHITA, Junichi KITANO, Takashi WADA, Kenji KUSUNOKI, Takashi NISHIO
  • Patent number: 11718515
    Abstract: A liquid sales management device is to be added to a liquid supply system supplying a liquid within a storage container to a dispensing device through a supply pipe with the liquid pressurized in order to cool the liquid in the dispensing device, and dispensing the cooled liquid to a drinking container. The liquid sales management device includes an actual flow rate determining unit that determines an actual measured flow rate of the liquid dispensed into the drinking container from the dispensing device, a cleaning mode detection unit that detects a cleaning mode in the liquid supply system, and a consumption flow rate acquisition unit that determines an actual consumption of the liquid based on the number of cycles of the cleaning mode, a known liquid amount consumed in one cycle of the cleaning mode in the liquid supply system, and the actual measured flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignees: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Yamashita, Junichi Kitano, Takashi Wada, Kenji Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 11685998
    Abstract: Examples of a substrate processing apparatus includes a device for subjecting a substrate to processing, and a controller for modifying a control parameter predetermined to control the device with a first modification value and a second modification value that vary over time, thereby calculating a modified parameter, and controlling the device based on the modified parameter, wherein the first modification value has a shorter term for modifying the control parameter than the second modification value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Takashi Wada, Satoru Noguchi, Wataru Adachi, Daisuke Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20230002182
    Abstract: A conveyance route switching mechanism and a paper sheet handling apparatus that includes the conveyance route switching mechanism include a driving source, a gate, a first gear, and an internal gear. The driving source includes a driving shaft. The gate includes a gate shaft, and a blade that is provided on the gate shaft, and switches conveyance routes of paper sheets. The first gear is provided on the gate shaft. The internal gear meshes with the first gear. According to rotation of the driving shaft, the gate shaft rotates on an axis of the gate shaft, and revolves with the driving shaft as a rotation center while the first gear meshes with the internal gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Takashi WADA, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Satoshi HAYASHI, Atsushi ANDO, Shohei KOIZUMI, Shoichi DEGUCHI, Akira YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220411214
    Abstract: In a centering mechanism and a paper sheet handling apparatus including the centering mechanism, a centering unit conveys a paper sheet in a pinched state, and centers a position of the paper sheet in a width direction orthogonal to a conveyance direction of the paper sheet by inclining with respect to the conveyance direction. In addition, the paper sheet is delivered to a downstream side conveyance unit from the centering unit in a state in which the centering unit pinches the paper sheet, and the downstream side conveyance unit conveys the paper sheet while pinching the paper sheet at pinch pressure stronger than pinch pressure at which the centering unit pinches the paper sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi WADA, Satoshi HAYASHI, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Atsushi ANDO
  • Patent number: 11539361
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device signal transmission circuit for drive-control, a method of controlling a semiconductor device signal transmission circuit for drive-control, a semiconductor device, a power conversion device, and an electric system for a railway vehicle capable of preventing malfunction due to noise while speeding up or reducing loss of a switching operation. The semiconductor device signal transmission circuit for drive-control that is connected between a semiconductor device constituting an arm in a power conversion device and a drive circuit configured to drive the semiconductor device, including: an inductor; and an impedance circuit including a switch and connected in parallel with the inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Masuda, Seiichi Hayakawa, Yuji Takayanagi, Takae Shimada, Takashi Wada
  • Publication number: 20220392291
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes: a first facing section and a second facing section which are arranged so as to face each other in a facing direction with an insertion space interposed therebetween; and a conveyance section that conveys a paper sheet. The first facing section includes a first shutter that openably closes a first opening portion, and is disposed so as to be movable, in the facing direction, to an insertion position at a time when the paper sheet is inserted and a conveyance position at a time when the paper sheet is conveyed. The first facing section and the conveyance section include first shutter opening/closing units which open the first opening portion by meshing with each other to open the first shutter when the first facing section moves from the insertion position to the conveyance position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Shoichi DEGUCHI, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Atsushi ANDO, Satoshi HAYASHI, Shohei KOIZUMI, Takashi WADA, Akira YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220392293
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes: a first facing section and a second facing section that are disposed to face each other across an insertion/take-out space; a partition section that is disposed between the first and second facing sections so as to be capable of moving in a facing direction in which the first and second facing sections face each other, forms, within the insertion/take-out space, an insertion space between the partition section and the first facing section, and forms, within the insertion/take-out space, a take-out space between the partition section and the second facing section. The partition section includes a movable member provided at a leading end portion of the partition section on an insertion/take-out port side and capable of moving toward each of the first facing section and the second facing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Akira YAMADA, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Takashi WADA, Atsushi ANDO, Shohei KOIZUMI, Shoichi DEGUCHI, Satoshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220392292
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes a support member that is disposed so as to face a taking-out port in a taking-out space in which a paper sheet is taken out from the taking-out port, and supports a lower end of the paper sheet. The support member moves toward the taking-out port at a time when the paper sheet is taken out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi ANDO, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Satoshi HAYASHI, Shohei KOIZUMI, Shoichi DEGUCHI, Takashi WADA, Akira YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11505422
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes a handling section and a plurality of housing units. The handling section includes an upstream conveyance mechanism and a validation section. The upstream conveyance mechanism conveys paper sheets. The validation section validates paper sheets conveyed by the upstream conveyance mechanism. The housing units each include a downstream conveyance mechanism and a housing section. The downstream conveyance mechanism conveys paper sheets conveyed from the handling section. The housing section houses therein paper sheets conveyed by the downstream conveyance mechanism. Each of the housing units can be coupled to another one thereof via the downstream conveyance mechanisms, and a group of the downstream conveyance mechanisms, which are coupled together, is coupled to a group of the housing sections in a manner that allows the group of the downstream conveyance mechanisms to integrally pivot with respect to the group of the housing sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Yamada, Tsuyoshi Abe, Tetsuya Odaka, Tatsuya Shimamura, Takashi Wada, Ryoka Niikuni
  • Patent number: 11498825
    Abstract: A liquid quality management device capable of being added to a liquid supply system supplying a liquid in a storage container to a dispensing device in order to cool the liquid and dispensing the liquid into a drinking container includes: a dispensing sensor; and a control device electrically connected to the dispensing sensor and configured to perform control operation of at least one of a refrigeration machine and a stirring device provided in the dispensing device at the same time when dispensing of the liquid is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Yamashita, Junichi Kitano, Yasuhiro Kurabe, Shinsuke Mitsuhata, Takashi Wada, Kenji Kusunoki, Hidetoshi Fukunari, Takuya Komura
  • Publication number: 20220231502
    Abstract: A sensor device is attached to various products. The sensor device includes a sensor unit, a communication unit, a storage unit, a power storage unit, and an energy harvesting unit. The sensor unit measures a condition related to a product. The communication unit outputs information based on the measurement result from the sensor unit. The storage unit stores the measurement result from the sensor unit and the information output from the communication unit. The power storage unit supplies electric power for operating at least one of the sensor unit, the communication unit, and the storage unit. The energy harvesting unit converts energy of an external environment into electric power and charges the power storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Kiyoshi ANDOH, Takashi WADA, Hiroyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220221315
    Abstract: A sensor device is attached to, for example, a mechanical component. The sensor device includes a sensor unit, an output unit, and an energy harvesting unit. The sensor unit measures a condition related to the mechanical component. The output unit outputs information that is based on the measurement result from the sensor unit to the outside. The energy harvesting unit converts energy that exists in an external environment into electric power and supplies an electric power for operating at least one of the sensor unit and the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Kiyoshi ANDOH, Takashi WADA, Hiroyuki INOUE
  • Patent number: 11346871
    Abstract: A sensor relating to the present invention includes: a first electrode; a second electrode; a first attracting portion positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode and configured to receive conductive abrasion powder contained in a detection region and attracted onto the first attracting portion; a sensing unit for sensing a change in electrical resistance between the first electrode and the second electrode caused by the conductive abrasion powder; and at least one second attracting portion positioned within the detection region and configured to attract the conductive abrasion powder contained in the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NABTESCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Harada, Kazuhiko Sakurai, Takashi Wada
  • Patent number: 11332357
    Abstract: A liquid quality management device capable of being added to a liquid supply system which can supply a liquid within a storage container to a dispensing device in order to cool the liquid, and can dispense the liquid to a drinking container. The liquid quality management device includes an actual flow rate preparation unit including a flow rate sensor for determining an actual measured flow rate of the liquid; a dispensing liquid temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the liquid dispensed into the drinking container; and a determination unit electrically connected to the actual flow rate preparation unit and the dispensing liquid temperature sensor, for determining an integrated flow rate of the liquid when the liquid temperature is equal to or higher than a set temperature, and for determining whether or not coolability of the dispensing device is suitable by comparing the integrated flow rate with a determination value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Yamashita, Junichi Kitano, Takashi Wada, Kenji Kusunoki
  • Publication number: 20210373030
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a marker for determining critical stage kidney disease by using an indicator value based on the amount of D-alanine in the blood or the amount of D-alanine and L-alanine therein; a blood analysis method which uses said marker for patients undergoing surgery or intensive care; and a blood analysis system for determining critical stage kidney disease in patients undergoing surgery or intensive care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicants: Kagami Inc., National University Corporation Kanazawa University
    Inventors: Masashi MITA, Takashi WADA, Kengo FURUICHI, Norihiko SAKAI, Yasunori IWATA, Shinji KITAJIMA, Yusuke NAKADE