Patents by Inventor Takeshi Shibata

Takeshi Shibata 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: 11348086
    Abstract: An electronic money server groups a parent who owns a parent mobile phone and children who own child mobile phones to be registered as a family, and credit information of the parent is also registered. When the child accesses the electronic money server by using the child mobile phone and specifies a money amount to request family charge, the electronic money server requests the parent mobile phone for permission of the family charge. When the parent grants the family charge, the electronic money server allows the parent mobile phone to decrease a value by the money amount specified by the child and to make the family settlement, and allows the child mobile phone to increase the value by this money amount and to effect the family charge. Further, the child mobile phone can accept issue of credit from a credit server on credit of the parent, thereby effecting the family charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nagai, Yoshinobu Arisumi, Takeshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20220145986
    Abstract: A shift-by-wire system configured to switch shift positions includes a detent plate, a detent spring, a rotating electrical machine, a gear device, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit provided in the shift-by-wire system is configured to control a rotating electrical machine torque. The electronic control unit is configured to reverse the rotating electrical machine torque after the electronic control unit makes the rotating electrical machine output the rotating electrical machine torque for turning the detent plate in a turning direction to switch the shift position, then the detent torque generated in the detent plate by a push of the engagement portion is reversed in the turning direction from a counter-turning direction opposite to the turning direction, and before backlash elimination in a backlash portion of the gear device by the reversed detent torque is finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki ISHIURA, Takeshi KITAHATA, Hiroshi SHIBATA, Eiji ICHIOKA, Atsuto OGINO, Yutaka UCHIDA, Kota ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220078158
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of processing servers connected to a plurality of networks with different address systems. For each module that constitutes an application, a processing server at an arrangement destination of the module has tunneling transmission information. The tunneling transmission information is information representing a module address and a processing server address for each module. The processing server address is an address that follows an address system of a network to which the processing server is connected, while the module address is an address that follows an address system of a virtual network. The processing server specifies the processing server address of the processing server in which a module at a transmission destination of a packet is arranged from the tunneling transmission information, and transmits the packet based on the specified processing server address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nodoka Mimura, Masayuki Takase, Takeshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 11249297
    Abstract: An image acquisition device includes a cassette mounting unit in which a cassette is detachably mounted, the cassette holding the slide glasses in a plurality of stages in a predetermined arrangement direction, a light source that emits inspection light toward the cassette, a scanning unit that performs scanning with the inspection light in the arrangement direction, a light reflection unit that is disposed on the back surface side of the cassette and reflects the inspection light emitted from the light source, a light detection unit that detects reflected light including the inspection light reflected by at least one of the light reflection unit, the cassette, and the slide glass, and outputs a detection signal, and an information generation unit that generates holding information on a holding position and/or a holding state of the slide glass held in the cassette on the basis of the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Yasumoto Suzuki, Takayuki Kawashima, Satoshi Watanabe
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11198216
    Abstract: A horizontal articulated robot is provided, which includes a first connecting part disposed between two of the arms and rotatably connecting the other arm to one arm, a second connecting part disposed between a pedestal and the arm and rotatably connecting the arm to the pedestal, and a ring member disposed between the first connecting part and the arm and formed so that, as compared with one of end part sides in an extending direction of the arms, a height dimension thereof becomes larger at the other end part side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Yukimasa Yamada, Yuya Muroi
  • Publication number: 20210299888
    Abstract: A workpiece supply-and-discharge device includes a fixed portion, and a swivel portion that swivels on a bed. The fixed portion is provided with a plurality of fixed rails having an arc shape and separated from each other. Movable rails enter or exit from gaps left between the fixed rails as reciprocating actuators operate. Workpiece gripping portions configured to grip a workpiece are provided with sliders. When the workpiece gripping portions carry the workpieces while swiveling integrally with the swivel portion, the sliders transfer from the movable rails to the fixed rails or from the fixed rails to the movable rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Takahiro Koga, Shota Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210303228
    Abstract: The relay server may receive a first service request from a communication device and send, in a case where the first service request, is received from the communication device, a sending instruction to the communication device. The sending instruction may be for instructing to send first target data to a first service providing server. In a case where the communication device receives the sending instruction from the relay server, the communication device may send the first target data to the first service providing server without an intervention of the relay server. The relay server may receive a second service request from the communication device and send, in a case where the second service request is received from the communication device, the second target data received from the communication device to the second service providing server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Takeshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20210229297
    Abstract: A conveying hand includes a hand body having a flat plate shape, with an opposing surface opposing to a workpiece, a communicating port to be connected to a fluid path opening in the opposing surface, an annular seat surrounding the periphery of the communicating port on the opposing surface and having a suction opening communicating with the communicating port, and a film part covering the communicating port and deformable according to a pressure of a fluid inside the fluid path. The film part is flat in a state where the fluid path is not decompressed, and is disposed on an extended line of the opposing surface, or at the suction opening side from the opposing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBATA, Yuya MUROI
  • Publication number: 20210229266
    Abstract: A horizontal articulated robot is provided, which includes a first connecting part disposed between two of the arms and rotatably connecting the other arm to one arm, a second connecting part disposed between a pedestal and the arm and rotatably connecting the arm to the pedestal, and a ring member disposed between the first connecting part and the arm and formed so that, as compared with one of end part sides in an extending direction of the arms, a height dimension thereof becomes larger at the other end part side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBATA, Yukimasa YAMADA, Yuya MUROI
  • Publication number: 20210233796
    Abstract: A robot system includes a first and second placing part where a workpiece is placed, and a transfer device disposed between the first and second placing part, the transfer device including a transfer-device interior space, a part of the periphery thereof being defined by a first wall provided to the first placing part side and a second wall provided to the second placing part side so as to oppose to the first wall, and a robot configured to transfer the workpiece between the first placing part and the second placing part. The first placing part is separated from the first wall by a first distance in a first direction connecting the first wall and the second wall. The second placing part is separated from the second wall by a second distance farther than the first distance in the first direction, and the robot is disposed closer to the second wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBATA, Yuya MUROI
  • Patent number: 11071029
    Abstract: A communication device may establish a second wireless connection with an external device in a case where a first wireless connection is established with the external device, determine whether a predetermined signal is received from the external device, and determine a preservation time according to the determination. The preservation time may be a time for preserving a state of the communication device in a parent station state after the second wireless connection has been disconnected. In a case where it is determined that the predetermined signal is received, one of a first preservation time and a second preservation time which is longer than the first preservation time may be determined as the preservation time, and in a case where it is determined that the predetermined signal is not received, the other of the first preservation time and the second preservation time may be determined as the preservation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Hirotaka Asakura
  • Publication number: 20210099305
    Abstract: A communication device may cause an output unit to output first specific information obtained by using a first public key in a case where a first specific signal is received from a first external device, receive a first authentication request in which the first public key is used from the first external device which has obtained the first public key, send a first authentication response to the first external device in a case where the first authentication request is received from the first external device, and establish a first wireless connection with the first external device in a case where the first authentication response is sent to the first external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBATA, Hiroshi SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20210078131
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a substrate holding plate includes an inorganic material layer that has through holes and pores therein. The inorganic material layer has a first surface to which a flat surface of a substrate can be adhered for subsequent processing, such as polishing or the like. The pores of the inorganic material layer have an average diameter that is smaller than an average diameter of the through holes of the inorganic material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Chisato FURUKAWA, Takeshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10867826
    Abstract: A robot including an elevating/lowering drive mechanism for elevating/lowering a robot arm having an end effector holding a substrate, and a cover unit for covering the elevating/lowering drive mechanism, wherein the elevating/lowering drive mechanism has a fixed portion having a guide rail extending in a vertical direction and an elevating/lowering portion driven to be elevated/lowered along the guide rail, wherein the robot arm has a base portion link connecting to the elevating/lowering portion and a link member connected to the base portion link, and wherein the cover unit has a fixed-side cover provided to the fixed portion and the elevating/lowering portion moves, and a guide rail cover provided to the elevating/lowering portion for covering an upper portion of the guide rail exposed when the elevating/lowering portion is lowered. A substrate conveyance robot capable of miniaturizing a substrate conveyance apparatus without inconvenience such as decline in rigidity of a robot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20200331271
    Abstract: A recording element substrate is bonded to an FPC in at least a part of a region of a second face between a liquid supply port and an edge of the recording element substrate, and an electric connection part is provided in which a wiring conductor and a pad are electrically connected to each other by a bonding wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Toru Nakakubo, Akio Saito, Takeyori Sato, Katsumi Eda, Takeshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20200187280
    Abstract: A communication device may shift an operation state of the communication device from a specific state to a G/O state in a case where a first wireless connection via a first wireless interface is established with a first external device under a situation where the operation state of the communication device is the specific state and predetermined information is received from the first external device using the first wireless connection, and after the operation state of the communication device has shifted to the G/O state in response to receiving the predetermined information from the first external device, establish a second wireless connection via a second wireless interface with the first external device so as to cause the first external device to participate as a client in a first wireless network in which the communication device operates as a G/O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Hirotaka Asakura
  • Publication number: 20200057293
    Abstract: An image acquisition device includes a cassette mounting unit in which a cassette is detachably mounted, the cassette holding the slide glasses in a plurality of stages in a predetermined arrangement direction, a light source that emits inspection light toward the cassette, a scanning unit that performs scanning with the inspection light in the arrangement direction, a light reflection unit that is disposed on the back surface side of the cassette and reflects the inspection light emitted from the light source, a light detection unit that detects reflected light including the inspection light reflected by at least one of the light reflection unit, the cassette, and the slide glass, and outputs a detection signal, and an information generation unit that generates holding information on a holding position and/or a holding state of the slide glass held in the cassette on the basis of the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBATA, Yasumoto SUZUKI, Takayuki KAWASHIMA, Satoshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10568156
    Abstract: A communication device may shift an operation state of the communication device from a specific state to a G/O state in a case where a first wireless connection via a first wireless interface is established with a first external device under a situation where the operation state of the communication device is the specific state and predetermined information is received from the first external device using the first wireless connection, and after the operation state of the communication device has shifted to the G/O state in response to receiving the predetermined information from the first external device, establish a second wireless connection via a second wireless interface with the first external device so as to cause the first external device to participate as a client in a first wireless network in which the communication device operates as a G/O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Hirotaka Asakura
  • 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