Patents by Inventor Takekazu Kakinuma

Takekazu Kakinuma 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: 20200254629
    Abstract: A robot hand according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a finger unit and a guide member. The finger unit is capable of holding a flexible linear member such that the linear member is slidable in a longitudinal direction of the linear member, the linear member being a linear member whose one end is fixed. The guide member is mounted on the finger unit, and includes a guide section that guides the linear member to a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke MATSUZAKI, Takekazu KAKINUMA
  • Publication number: 20190302770
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is a control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Miki Shibuya, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Masaomi Nabeta, Takekazu Kakinuma, Hironari Mizumura
  • Patent number: 10372133
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is a control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Miki Shibuya, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Masaomi Nabeta, Takekazu Kakinuma, Hironari Mizumura
  • Publication number: 20180273201
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device which enables a flight vehicle device to obtain a highly precise image. [Solution] Provided is the control device including an illuminating control unit configured to adjust a light amount of an illuminating device according to an inclination of a body of a flight vehicle device that has an imaging device configured to photograph a photographing target and the illuminating device configured to illuminate the photographing target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Kayoko Tanaka, Kousuke Suzuki, Masaaki Masuda, Takekazu Kakinuma, Kazunori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10011371
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device which enables a flight vehicle device to obtain a highly precise image. [Solution] Provided is the control device including an illuminating control unit configured to adjust a light amount of an illuminating device according to an inclination of a body of a flight vehicle device that has an imaging device configured to photograph a photographing target and the illuminating device configured to illuminate the photographing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Kayoko Tanaka, Kousuke Suzuki, Masaaki Masuda, Takekazu Kakinuma, Kazunori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170283088
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device which enables a flight vehicle device to obtain a highly precise image. [Solution] Provided is the control device including an illuminating control unit configured to adjust a light amount of an illuminating device according to an inclination of a body of a flight vehicle device that has an imaging device configured to photograph a photographing target and the illuminating device configured to illuminate the photographing target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Kayoko Tanaka, Kousuke Suzuki, Masaaki Masuda, Takekazu Kakinuma, kazunori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170010615
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is a control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Miki Shibuya, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Masaomi Nabeta, Takekazu Kakinuma, Hironari Mizumura
  • Patent number: 9272589
    Abstract: The carrier vehicle includes a coaxial two-wheel vehicle including two wheels arranged on the same axial centerline, a cart, and a coupling mechanism to couple the coaxial two-wheel vehicle to the cart. The coupling mechanism 4 includes a roll rotation tolerance portion that tolerates, when a traveling direction of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle is defined as a roll axis, rotation of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle in a roll direction. Further, the coupling mechanism includes a pitch rotation tolerance portion that tolerates, when a left-and-right direction of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle is defined as a pitch axis, rotation of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle in a pitch direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Takekazu Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 8028777
    Abstract: A coaxial two-wheel vehicle with which a rider stably travels without the upper body being swayed left and right in a riding state of the center of gravity being positioned high. The coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes: a step plate for a driver to ride; a vehicle body that supports the step plate to be capable of changing a posture in a roll direction of rotating around a roll axis as the center, when a traveling direction is made the roll axis; a pair of wheels with one wheel disposed on each side of the body on the same axis in the direction orthogonal to the traveling direction of the vehicle body and rotatably supported by the vehicle body; a pair of wheel drive means to drive and rotate the pair of wheels independently; and a handle for directly changing a posture of the step plate or indirectly changing the posture through the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano, Kunihito Sawai
  • Patent number: 7958956
    Abstract: A coaxial two-wheel vehicle on which a rider stably travels without the upper body being swayed left and right in a riding state of the center of gravity being positioned high is provided. The coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes: a step plate for a driver to ride; a vehicle body that supports the step plate so as to be capable of changing a posture in a roll direction of rotating around a roll axis as the center, when a traveling direction is made the roll axis; a pair of wheels disposed on both sides on the same axis in the direction orthogonal to the traveling direction of the vehicle body and rotatably supported by the vehicle body; a pair of wheel drive means to drive and rotate the pair of wheels independently; and a handle for directly changing a posture of the step plate or indirectly changing the posture through the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano, Kunihito Sawai
  • Publication number: 20110121541
    Abstract: The carrier vehicle includes a coaxial two-wheel vehicle including two wheels arranged on the same axial centerline, a cart, and a coupling mechanism to couple the coaxial two-wheel vehicle to the cart. The coupling mechanism 4 includes a roll rotation tolerance portion that tolerates, when a traveling direction of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle is defined as a roll axis, rotation of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle in a roll direction. Further, the coupling mechanism includes a pitch rotation tolerance portion that tolerates, when a left-and-right direction of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle is defined as a pitch axis, rotation of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle in a pitch direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Takekazu Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 7866430
    Abstract: A vehicle with two parallel wheels according to the invention has split steps (2L, 2R), a vehicle body, a pair of wheels (4L, 4R) coaxially parallelly arranged, a pair of wheel drive units for independently driving the wheels (4L, 4R), and a pair of step run-on assisting mechanisms (8L, 8R) arranged corresponding to the wheels (4L, 4R) and changing the degree of dependency of step run-on operation. The step run-on assisting mechanisms (8L, 8R) each have an assisting turning member (15) having a circular arc support surface with a curvature radius greater than the radius of the wheel (4L, 4R) and having its turning center in front, in the travel direction, of the rotation center of the wheel, a link member (16) rotatably supporting the assisting turning member (15), and a damper (25, 26) for changing, according to the speed at which the assisting turning member (15) collides with a step, force retaining one end of the link member (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano, Yoshihiro Kawarasaki
  • Patent number: 7717200
    Abstract: A coaxial two-wheel vehicle is provided. The coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes a step plate for a rider to ride on; a vehicle body supporting the step plate to be capable of changing a posture in a roll direction of rotating around a roll axis as the center when a traveling direction is set to the roll axis; and a pair of wheels disposed on the same axis at both sides of the vehicle body in a direction orthogonal to the traveling direction and rotatably supported by the vehicle body. Further, the coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes a pair of wheel drivers driving and rotating the pair of wheels independently and a control lever directly changing a posture of the step plate or indirectly changing the posture through the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabuhsiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano, Kunihito Sawai
  • Publication number: 20100025139
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle body which constitutes a coaxial two-wheel vehicle including two wheels coaxially arranged. The vehicle body includes: a parallel linkage that includes horizontal links and vertical links and is rotatable in a left-and-right direction of the coaxial two-wheel vehicle; and step plates respectively provided to upper end portions of the vertical links. A load of a passenger riding on the left and right step plates acts on the parallel linkage at a position inside or outside of a line which passes through a ground contact point of one of the wheels respectively mounted to the vertical links and which is in parallel with the vertical links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kosaka, Susumu Oikawa, Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano
  • Publication number: 20090194955
    Abstract: A vehicle with two parallel wheels according to the invention has split steps (2L, 2R), a vehicle body, a pair of wheels (4L, 4R) coaxially parallelly arranged, a pair of wheel drive units for independently driving the wheels (4L, 4R), and a pair of step run-on assisting mechanisms (8L, 8R) arranged corresponding to the wheels (4L, 4R) and changing the degree of dependency of step run-on operation. The step run-on assisting mechanisms (8L, 8R) each have an assisting turning member (15) having a circular arc support surface with a curvature radius greater than the radius of the wheel (4L, 4R) and having its turning center in front, in the travel direction, of the rotation center of the wheel, a link member (16) rotatably supporting the assisting turning member (15), and a damper (25, 26) for changing, according to the speed at which the assisting turning member (15) collides with a step, force retaining one end of the link member (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano, Yoshihiro Kawarasaki
  • Publication number: 20090032323
    Abstract: A coaxial two-wheel vehicle with which a rider stably travels without the upper body being swayed left and right in a riding state of the center of gravity being positioned high is provided. The coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes: a step plate for a driver to ride; a vehicle body that supports the step plate to be capable of changing a posture in a roll direction of rotating around a roll axis as the center, when a traveling direction is made the roll axis; a pair of wheels disposed on both sides on the same axis in the direction orthogonal to the traveling direction of the vehicle body and rotatably supported by the vehicle body; a pair of wheel drive means to drive and rotate the pair of wheels independently; and a handle for directly changing a posture of the step plate or indirectly changing the posture through the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takekazu KAKINUMA, Ikuo Yamano, Kunihito Sawai
  • Patent number: 7407187
    Abstract: A chassis braking system for braking a chassis includes a braking unit including a braking surface biased toward a road surface on which the chassis runs and having a first state where movement of the braking surface toward the road surface is locked and a second state where the braking surface abuts against the road surface. A control unit releases the lock of the braking unit and shifts the braking unit from the first state to the second state when predetermined conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Hiroaki Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20070251735
    Abstract: A coaxial two-wheel vehicle is provided. The coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes a step plate for a rider to ride on; a vehicle body supporting the step plate to be capable of changing a posture in a roll direction of rotating around a roll axis as the center when a traveling direction is set to the roll axis; and a pair of wheels disposed on the same axis at both sides of the vehicle body in a direction orthogonal to the traveling direction and rotatably supported by the vehicle body. Further, the coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes a pair of wheel drivers driving and rotating the pair of wheels independently and a control lever directly changing a posture of the step plate or indirectly changing the posture through the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano, Kunihito Sawai
  • Publication number: 20070041817
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conveyance vehicle in which pulling force or pushing force of someone who conveys the conveyance vehicle by pulling or pushing the conveyance vehicle and a control method thereof. A conveyance vehicle according to the present invention is composed of two wheels 3L, 3R, two electrically-powered motors 15, 15 for rotating the two wheels 3L, 3R, a conveyance body 2 having the two electrically-powered motors 15, 15 mounted thereon, a handle 6 for applying conveying force to the conveyance body 2, a force sensor 7 for detecting pulling force acting on the handle 6 and a vehicle control unit 5 for driving the electrically-powered motor 15 based on a detected signal from the force sensor 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takekazu Kakinuma
  • Publication number: 20070017754
    Abstract: A chassis braking system for braking a chassis includes a braking unit including a braking surface biased toward a road surface on which the chassis runs and having a first state where movement of the braking surface toward the road surface is locked and a second state where the braking surface abuts against the road surface. A control unit releases the lock of the braking unit and shifts the braking unit from the first state to the second state when predetermined conditions are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Hiroaki Morikawa