Patents by Inventor Tatsuya Kojima

Tatsuya Kojima 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: 11907735
    Abstract: A control device includes a main storage device that stores a user program and program packages in a nonvolatile manner; a main memory having a package management module arranged therein; and a processor. The package management module performs a deployment process for selecting, from the program packages, a package to be deployed based on a version of the user program, and arranging, from the package to be deployed, a version of a program compatible with the version of the user program in the main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kojima
  • Publication number: 20240025136
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a joined body according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is a method for manufacturing a joined body in which composite materials in which fibers are impregnated with resins are heated and joined to each other. The method includes: a step of aligning the composite material with each of a plurality of molding dies, heating the molding dies, and semi-curing the resins of the composite materials; and a step of joining the composite materials to each other by combining and heating the molding dies with which the composite materials are aligned after semi-curing the resins of the composite materials. The molding dies used when semi-curing the resins of the composite materials and the molding dies used when joining the composite materials to each other are the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi IKE, Tatsuya KOJIMA, Natsuhiko KATAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20240025135
    Abstract: Method for producing a composite molded body according to the present disclosure, to form a first and second composite molded bodies by molding the first and second composite materials, respectively. The first and second composite molded bodies comprise joint portions that can be joined to one another. The joint portions are joined together to form a composite material joint body. The first and second composite materials comprise to-be-joined portions corresponding to the joint portions of the first and second composite molded bodies, respectively. In the space sandwiched between the first and second composite materials disposed in the mold, a mandrel, a step of disposing a pressing portion, a step of pressing the pressing portion presses the mandrel against the to-be-joined portion of the second composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya KOJIMA, Takashi IKE, Natsuhiko KATAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20240025133
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite material joint body includes steps of: bonding a plurality of composite materials, forming a hollow body including at least a first cell and a second cell adjacent to the first cell, and adjusting a pressure so that a first pressure in the first cell is greater than a second pressure in the second cell. In the step of forming the hollow body, the first cell includes an expansion member pressurizing a first inner surface facing the first cell of a first cell member, and the second cell includes a gas pressurizing a second inner surface facing the second cell of a second cell member, and in the step of adjusting the pressure, the first pressure generated by the expansion member pressurizing the first inner surface is increased as compared with the second pressure generated by the gas pressurizing the second inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsuhiko KATAHIRA, Tatsuya KOJIMA, Takashi IKE
  • Patent number: 11754679
    Abstract: An electro-optical distance meter includes a light source configured to emit light for distance measurement, a detector configured to receive the light and generate a distance measurement signal, a calculator configured to measure the distance from the distance measurement signal, an external optical path configured to guide the light from the light source to a target as measurement light, an internal optical path configured to guide the light from the light source directly to the detector as reference light, and a liquid shutter that can select one of the external and internal optical paths as the optical path through which the light from the light source travels by switching a region of light-blocking liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nishita, Takashi Takahashi, Tatsuya Kojima, Saki Horita
  • Patent number: 11499679
    Abstract: A tank state estimating method of estimating a state in a tank at a predetermined point in time on a sailing course of an LNG carrier is provided. The LNG carrier carrying LNG stored in the tank as a cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ando, Yasuhiro Sudo, Tatsuya Kojima, Fumitaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 11447323
    Abstract: A package includes a storage portion that stores an object to be stored, and a buffer portion that reduces a gap generated between the object to be stored and the storage portion. The storage portion includes a bottom and a lid facing the bottom, and the buffer portion includes a base facing the object to be stored in a stacking direction from the bottom toward the lid, a first fold, and a space adjusting portion connected to the base at the first fold. The space adjusting portion includes an adjusting region extending in the stacking direction, a plurality of second folds distributed in a first direction intersecting the first fold, and a contact region connected to the adjusting region at one of the plurality of second folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naruki Kataoka, Tatsuya Kojima
  • Publication number: 20220171636
    Abstract: A control device includes a main storage device that stores a user program and program packages in a nonvolatile manner; a main memory having a package management module arranged therein; and a processor. The package management module performs a deployment process for selecting, from the program packages, a package to be deployed based on a version of the user program, and arranging, from the package to be deployed, a version of a program compatible with the version of the user program in the main memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20220144789
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst for amide compound hydrogenation characterized in that rhodium and molybdenum are supported on hydroxyapatite, the catalyst for amide compound hydrogenation providing a catalyst that can promote a reduction reaction that converts an amide compound into an amine compound, can be used under moderate conditions, and has durability that allows repeated use thereof while retaining high activity. Also provided is a method for producing an amine compound, the method being characterized by including bringing an amide compound into contact with the catalyst for amide compound hydrogenation to cause hydrogenation, thereby producing an amine compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyotomi KANEDA, Takato MITSUDOME, Miho KIMURA, Yukio TAKAGI, Yosuke IMANAKA, Hiroyasu SUZUKA, Tatsuya KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 11287793
    Abstract: To read respective values as updated of a plurality of variables synchronization of which respective values is ensured while tasks are being carried out in a multi-tasking manner, a PLC 10 reads respective values as updated of variables A to C in such a manner as to complete reading the respective values as updated of the variables A to C during a time period from (i) a time point of a start of a single instance of a cycle of a task which cycle is shortest to (ii) a time point of an end of the single instance of the cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kojima, Takahiro Toku
  • Publication number: 20210110006
    Abstract: There is provided a technique for preventing unauthorized use of software downloaded to a controller. A controller includes: an obtaining unit that obtains, from an external device, software and first license information for the software; and a processor that executes the software. The software includes: a generation module that generates an execution right for the software from first unique information for uniquely identifying the controller or the external device; and a check module that generates second unique information from the execution right at a predetermined timing after the generation of the execution right, and that prohibits use of the software when the second unique information does not coincide with the first unique information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihide NISHIYAMA, Tatsuya KOJIMA, Shinsuke KAWANOUE
  • Publication number: 20210101732
    Abstract: A package includes a storage portion that stores an object to be stored, and a buffer portion that reduces a gap generated between the object to be stored and the storage portion. The storage portion includes a bottom and a lid facing the bottom, and the buffer portion includes a base facing the object to be stored in a stacking direction from the bottom toward the lid, a first fold, and a space adjusting portion connected to the base at the first fold. The space adjusting portion includes an adjusting region extending in the stacking direction, a plurality of second folds distributed in a first direction intersecting the first fold, and a contact region connected to the adjusting region at one of the plurality of second folds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naruki KATAOKA, Tatsuya KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10935935
    Abstract: A safety control unit includes: a memory; a computation control part; and an input and output unit for connecting the computation control part to a safety input device and an output device to be safely controlled. A system program includes a data refresh program for executing a data refresh of safety control data of the safety input device and the output device and the control data of the memory via the input and output unit. If the computation control part receives a change of a control program, the computation control part stops executing the control program. The computation control part executes the change of the control program while executing a part of the system program including the data refresh. The computation control part resumes executing the control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kojima, Koji Yaoita, Takamasa Ueda, Katsushige Ohnuki
  • Patent number: 10845785
    Abstract: A control unit includes: a memory; a computation control part; and an input and output unit for connecting the computation control part to a device of an (FA) system. A system program includes a data refresh program for executing a data refresh of data of the device and the control data of the memory via the input and output unit. If the computation control part receives a change of a control program, the computation control part stops executing the control program. The computation control part executes the change of the control program while executing a part of the system program including the data refresh, and resumes executing the control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kojima, Koji Yaoita, Katsushige Ohnuki
  • Publication number: 20200264578
    Abstract: To read respective values as updated of a plurality of variables synchronization of which respective values is ensured while tasks are being carried out in a multi-tasking manner, a PLC 10 reads respective values as updated of variables A to C in such a manner as to complete reading the respective values as updated of the variables A to C during a time period from (i) a time point of a start of a single instance of a cycle of a task which cycle is shortest to (ii) a time point of an end of the single instance of the cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya KOJIMA, Takahiro TOKU
  • Publication number: 20200158289
    Abstract: A tank state estimating method of estimating a state in a tank at a predetermined point in time on a sailing course of an LNG carrier is provided. The LNG carrier carrying LNG stored in the tank as a cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki ANDO, Yasuhiro SUDO, Tatsuya KOJIMA, Fumitaka KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10579031
    Abstract: A controller allows easy synchronization between a plurality of control programs executed in parallel to control a plurality of motors. The control programs are executed cyclically in parallel in predetermined execution cycles. Timing data for synchronizing the execution timing of the control programs is transmitted and received between the control programs. After control program 1 is executed, an axis variable to be referred to by the control program 2 is copied from an execution area of the memory for the control program 1 into a buffer area for the control program 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Shimamura, Tetsushi Jakunen, Koji Yaoita, Tatsuya Kojima
  • Publication number: 20190302233
    Abstract: An electro-optical distance meter includes a light source configured to emit light for distance measurement, a detector configured to receive the light and generate a distance measurement signal, a calculator configured to measure the distance from the distance measurement signal, an external optical path configured to guide the light from the light source to a target as measurement light, an internal optical path configured to guide the light from the light source directly to the detector as reference light, and a liquid shutter that can select one of the external and internal optical paths as the optical path through which the light from the light source travels by switching a region of light-blocking liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki NISHITA, Takashi TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya KOJIMA, Saki HORITA
  • Patent number: 10379202
    Abstract: Provided is a radar apparatus capable of suitably transmitting a transmission signal according to a target object existing around the radar apparatus, and suitably displaying one of the target object therearound, a response signal of a radar beacon etc. The radar apparatus includes a determiner configured to determine one of a target object and an area, an angular range setter configured to set an angular range centering on the position of the radar apparatus to include the one of the target object and the area determined by the determiner, and a transmission signal controller configured to change a waveform of the transmission signal to be different between a direction within the angular range and a direction outside the angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yamabayashi, Koji Dai, Tatsuya Kojima
  • Publication number: 20190212708
    Abstract: A safety control unit includes: a memory; a computation control part; and an input and output unit for connecting the computation control part to a safety input device and an output device to be safely controlled. A system program includes a data refresh program for executing a data refresh of safety control data of the safety input device and the output device and the control data of the memory via the input and output unit. If the computation control part receives a change of a control program, the computation control part stops executing the control program. The computation control part executes the change of the control program while executing a part of the system program including the data refresh. The computation control part resumes executing the control program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya KOJIMA, Koji YAOITA, Takamasa UEDA, Katsushige OHNUKI