Patents by Inventor Taku Oya

Taku Oya 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: 11021333
    Abstract: A method for allowing even a user with little experience in robot operation to be able to perform correct calibration is provided. A mobile device displays one or more patterns at predetermined positions and transmits information indicating a touch position to a control device according to touching applied to the touch position in a state that the patterns are displayed. The control device calculates a parameter set based on an image measurement result obtained by a visual sensor when the mobile device is disposed in an image visual field in a state that the patterns are displayed, a touch position when the mobile device is touched by a robot, and a distance between a position of the mobile device when disposed in the imaging visual field and a position when the mobile device is touched by the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Shimamura, Yosuke Iwai, Akiro Kobayashi, Taku Oya
  • Publication number: 20210018903
    Abstract: An information processing system and method that an environment in which the behavior of a drive device can be compared with the behavior of a simulator of the drive device are provided. The information processing system comprises: a drive device; a controller for controlling the drive device in accordance with a control program; an actuator emulator for emulating the behavior of the drive device; a controller emulator for controlling the actuator emulator in accordance with the control program; a first collection part for collecting first operation data for the drive device during the execution of the control program where a first control parameter group is input a second collection part for collecting second operation data for the actuator emulator during the execution of the control program where a second control parameter group is input and an output part for outputting the first and second operation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo MUNETA, Taku OYA, Junji SHIMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200398435
    Abstract: A control device estimates a position and pose of an imaging device relative to a robot based on an image of the robot captured by the imaging device. A simulation device arranges a robot model at a teaching point, and generates a simulation image of the robot model captured by a virtual camera that is arranged so that a position and pose of the virtual camera relative to the robot model in the virtual space coincide with the estimated position and pose of the imaging device. The control device determines an amount of correction of a position and pose of the robot for the teaching point so that the position and pose of the robot on the actual image captured after the robot has been driven according to a movement command to the teaching point approximate to the position and pose of the robot model on the simulation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi OKURA, Taku OYA
  • Patent number: 10860010
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first emulator that estimates a behavior of a device for driving a first control target that moves on a first target trajectory and a second emulator that estimates a behavior of a device for driving a second control target that moves on a second target trajectory. A visualization module generates drawing data for visualizing and drawing movement of the first control target and movement of the second control target in a three-dimensional virtual space by using a first command value and a second command value. The first and second emulators calculate the first command value and the second command value that control first and second driving devices in each control cycle according to a calculation command respectively. The calculation command instructs to calculate the command value for setting a movement amount in each control cycle variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Haruna Shimakawa, Taku Oya
  • Patent number: 10831182
    Abstract: A work process management system includes at least one work device and a tag type individual controller that is directly or indirectly attached to a work object to control the work device. Each of the work device includes a work-device-side communicator, a work part, and a work-device-side control part. The tag type individual controller includes an individual-controller-side storage in which a work content of a work process performed with the work device is stored, an individual-controller-side communicator, and an individual-controller-side calculation controller that transmits the work content of the work process performed with the work device in which a performance result is reflected to the work-device-side communicator, and additionally stores the received performance result in the individual-controller-side storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Oya, Hiroyuki Yanagi, Nobuyuki Sakatani, Masanori Takahashi, Yasuaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10814486
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an actuator emulator simulating a behavior of a first drive apparatus that is for driving a first control target, an actuator emulator simulating a behavior of a second drive apparatus that is for driving a second control target, a storage device for storing a PLC program including an instruction group with respect to the actuator emulator and a robot program including an instruction group with respect to the actuator emulator, a timer generating a virtual time, and a PLC emulator for repeatedly executing the instruction group included in the PLC program in each predetermined first control period in accordance with measurement using the virtual time, and a robot controller emulator for sequentially executing the instruction group included in the robot program in a predetermined execution order in accordance with the virtual time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Oya, Haruna Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 10761513
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an actuator emulator that simulates a behavior of a drive apparatus that is for driving a first control target, an actuator emulator that simulates a behavior of a drive apparatus that is for driving a second control target that cooperates with the first control target, a timer that generates a virtual time, and an execution part that executes a PLC program for controlling the actuator emulator and a robot program for controlling the actuator emulator. Execution modes of the control programs used by the execution part include a synchronous execution mode in which the PLC program and the robot program are synchronously executed in accordance with a virtual time and an asynchronous execution mode in which the PLC program and the robot program are asynchronously executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Oya, Haruna Shimakawa, Yoshihide Tamura
  • Publication number: 20200225647
    Abstract: A control device that controls a drive unit included by a production line includes: an obtaining unit that obtains physical information indicating a variation with time of a posture of a worker at work; a storage for storing physical information of the worker obtained when the worker works in a stable posture; a detection unit that detects a difference between a magnitude of the variation with time indicated by the physical information obtained and a magnitude of a variation with time indicated by the physical information stored in the storage; and a determination unit that determines from the detected difference whether to change an amount of controlling the drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku OYA, Kyohei ASAI, Go AOKI
  • Patent number: 10635464
    Abstract: A PC, which is an information processing device, simulates a control program and displays the result of the simulation on a monitor. The PC acquires a value, and identification information identifying a variable for at least one variable at an arbitrary time during the simulation. The PC modifies the control program in accordance with an instruction from a user. The PC simulates the modified control program with the value of the variable identified by the acquired identification information as the value of the acquired variable. The PC displays the result of simulating the modified control program on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Sakaguchi, Fumiaki Narutani, Taku Oya
  • Patent number: 10628143
    Abstract: Provided is a program development assist system, a program development assist method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing a program development assist program. The program development assist system includes: a shared variable extraction part that extracts, from the first source code that is described in the first programming language, shared variables that are variables shared by the first source code and the second source code that is described in the second programming language in a memory; and a display control part that causes a development screen of the second source code to display information indicating shared variables that are extracted by the shared variable extraction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi Niwa, Taku Oya, Kei Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20190286425
    Abstract: Provided is a program development assist system, a program development assist method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing a program development assist program. The program development assist system includes: a shared variable extraction part that extracts, from the first source code that is described in the first programming language, shared variables that are variables shared by the first source code and the second source code that is described in the second programming language in a memory; and a display control part that causes a development screen of the second source code to display information indicating shared variables that are extracted by the shared variable extraction part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi NIWA, Taku OYA, Kei YASUDA
  • Patent number: 10395046
    Abstract: A work process management system includes at least one work device and an individual controller that is directly or indirectly attached to a work object to control the work device. Each of the work device includes a work-device-side storage, a work-device-side communicator, a work part, and a work-device-side control part. The individual controller includes an individual-controller-side storage in which a work content of a work process performed with the work device and associated setting information are stored, an individual-controller-side communicator, and an individual-controller-side calculation controller that transmits the work content of the work process performed with the work device and the associated setting information in which a performance result is reflected to the work-device-side communicator, and additionally store the received performance result in the individual-controller-side storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Oya, Hiroyuki Yanagi, Nobuyuki Sakatani, Masanori Takahashi, Yasuaki Abe
  • Publication number: 20190256300
    Abstract: A method for allowing even a user with little experience in robot operation to be able to perform correct calibration is provided. A mobile device displays one or more patterns at predetermined positions and transmits information indicating a touch position to a control device according to touching applied to the touch position in a state that the patterns are displayed. The control device calculates a parameter set based on an image measurement result obtained by a visual sensor when the mobile device is disposed in an image visual field in a state that the patterns are displayed, a touch position when the mobile device is touched by a robot, and a distance between a position of the mobile device when disposed in the imaging visual field and a position when the mobile device is touched by the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junji SHIMAMURA, Yosuke IWAI, Akiro KOBAYASHI, Taku OYA
  • Publication number: 20190227534
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first emulator that estimates a behavior of a device for driving a first control target that moves on a first target trajectory and a second emulator that estimates a behavior of a device for driving a second control target that moves on a second target trajectory. A visualization module generates drawing data for visualizing and drawing movement of the first control target and movement of the second control target in a three-dimensional virtual space by using a first command value and a second command value. The first and second emulators calculate the first command value and the second command value that control first and second driving devices in each control cycle according to a calculation command respectively. The calculation command instructs to calculate the command value for setting a movement amount in each control cycle variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Haruna SHIMAKAWA, Taku OYA
  • Publication number: 20190121335
    Abstract: A control system includes a plurality of driving devices that are connected to a network and drive a plurality of control targets, a control device that controls the plurality of driving devices via the network, and a teaching device for teaching operations of corresponding control targets to the plurality of driving devices. The teaching device transmits a command for driving the corresponding control target to at least one driving device among the plurality of driving devices via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro YONEDA, Yoshihide Tamura, Hidehiko SEKIMOTO, Taku OYA, Yoshimi NIWA, Junji SHIMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190101893
    Abstract: A technology for reproducing a communication mode of a field network on a computer is desired. An information processing device includes first and second actuator emulators, first and second controller emulators, and a storage device that stores first and second data. The first controller emulator calculates first command value for the first actuator emulator using the first data as an input at each first control period and updates the second data with data that is a collection target. The second controller emulator calculates second command value for the second actuator emulator using the second data as an input at each second control period and updates the first data with the data that is the collection target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku OYA, Haruna SHIMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190101885
    Abstract: An actuator control system includes: a transmission control unit configured to transmit final data, which is a final result of the computation by a sensor output computation unit, and to transmit intermediate data before transmitting the final data; and a command value computation unit configured to compute a command value for driving an actuator, based on the intermediate data and the final data transmitted by the transmission control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku OYA, Hiroyuki YANAGI, Yasuaki ABE, Yuki TANIYASU
  • Publication number: 20190047146
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an actuator emulator simulating a behavior of a first drive apparatus that is for driving a first control target, an actuator emulator simulating a behavior of a second drive apparatus that is for driving a second control target, a storage device for storing a PLC program including an instruction group with respect to the actuator emulator and a robot program including an instruction group with respect to the actuator emulator, a timer generating a virtual time, and a PLC emulator for repeatedly executing the instruction group included in the PLC program in each predetermined first control period in accordance with measurement using the virtual time, and a robot controller emulator for sequentially executing the instruction group included in the robot program in a predetermined execution order in accordance with the virtual time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku OYA, Haruna SHIMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190051049
    Abstract: Accurate estimation of a behavior of a target and presentation of a control program of the target are performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Haruna SHIMAKAWA, Taku OYA
  • Publication number: 20190049924
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an actuator emulator that simulates a behavior of a drive apparatus that is for driving a first control target, an actuator emulator that simulates a behavior of a drive apparatus that is for driving a second control target that cooperates with the first control target, a timer that generates a virtual time, and an execution part that executes a PLC program for controlling the actuator emulator and a robot program for controlling the actuator emulator. Execution modes of the control programs used by the execution part include a synchronous execution mode in which the PLC program and the robot program are synchronously executed in accordance with a virtual time and an asynchronous execution mode in which the PLC program and the robot program are asynchronously executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Oya, Haruna Shimakawa, Yoshihide Tamura