Patents by Inventor Tetsuji YAMATO

Tetsuji YAMATO 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: 20190266165
    Abstract: A matching apparatus includes: a sensor-side metadata acquisition unit that acquires sensor-side metadata; an application-side metadata acquisition unit that acquires application-side metadata; a matching unit that performs matching between the sensor-side metadata and the application-side metadata in which a first related term that is related to a term in the acquired sensor-side metadata and a second related term that is related to a term in the acquired application-side metadata are in common with each other, and extracts a sensor candidate; and a dataflow control command instruction unit that transmits a dataflow control command that includes information that specifies the sensor extracted by the matching unit and an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Hiroshi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20190258553
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with a sensor-side metadata acquiring unit that acquires sensor-side test metadata, an application-side metadata acquiring unit that acquires application-side test metadata, a matching unit that determines matching of acquired sensor-side test metadata and acquired application-side test metadata, and a dataflow control command instructing unit that transmits a dataflow control command instructing test data flow to an opening test application from a sensor or network adaptor specified by matched sensor-side test metadata and the application-side test metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi MISUMI, Tetsuji YAMATO
  • Patent number: 10360266
    Abstract: This data-flow control device has: a device-side metadata acquisition means that acquires device-side metadata for multiple devices; an application-side metadata acquisition means that acquires application-side metadata for an application that uses data provided by a device; a storage means that stores both types of metadata; a matching means that matches both types of metadata and extracts a combination; and a data-flow control means that, on the basis of the extracted combination, generates a data-flow control command specifying a device and an application. Each type of metadata includes permission information indicating whether to permit a combination with multiple pieces of other party metadata. On the basis of the permission information, the matching means decides whether to generate a combination with a single piece of other party metadata, or to generate a combination with multiple pieces of other party metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji Yamato
  • Patent number: 10334420
    Abstract: This data-flow control device has: a device-side metadata acquisition means that acquires device-side metadata about a plurality of devices; an application-side metadata acquisition means that acquires application-side metadata about an application that uses data provided by a device; a storage means that stores each type of metadata; and a temporary matching means that, when the device-side metadata or the application-side metadata is newly registered, determines and reports whether a temporary pair is present, said temporary pair comprising the newly registered device-side metadata or application-side metadata and counterpart device-side metadata or the application-side metadata that meets a matching condition and was registered prior to the newly registered device-side metadata or application-side metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji Yamato
  • Publication number: 20190095545
    Abstract: This data-flow control device has: a device-side metadata acquisition means that acquires device-side metadata for multiple devices; an application-side metadata acquisition means that acquires application-side metadata for an application that uses data provided by a device; a storage means that stores both types of metadata; a matching means that matches both types of metadata and extracts a combination; and a data-flow control means that, on the basis of the extracted combination, generates a data-flow control command specifying a device and an application. Each type of metadata includes permission information indicating whether to permit a combination with multiple pieces of other party metadata. On the basis of the permission information, the matching means decides whether to generate a combination with a single piece of other party metadata, or to generate a combination with multiple pieces of other party metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji YAMATO
  • Publication number: 20190090111
    Abstract: This data-flow control device has: a device-side metadata acquisition means that acquires device-side metadata about a plurality of devices; an application-side metadata acquisition means that acquires application-side metadata about an application that uses data provided by a device; a storage means that stores each type of metadata; and a temporary matching means that, when the device-side metadata or the application-side metadata is newly registered, determines and reports whether a temporary pair is present, said temporary pair comprising the newly registered device-side metadata or application-side metadata and counterpart device-side metadata or the application-side metadata that meets a matching condition and was registered prior to the newly registered device-side metadata or application-side metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji YAMATO
  • Publication number: 20190079802
    Abstract: A coordinator (10) includes an accepting unit (11), a required resource information calculation unit (13a), an insufficient resource information calculation unit (13b), a combination determination unit (14), and a communication unit (18). The required resource information calculation unit (13a) calculates information regarding resources required to satisfy a request accepted by the accepting unit (11). The insufficient resource information calculation unit (13b) compares the required resources calculated by the required resource information calculation unit (13a) with resources included in each of a plurality of sensor nodes (30, 40, 50), and calculates information regarding an insufficient resource that each sensor node lacks. The combination determination unit (14) determines a combination of resources required to satisfy the request, based on the information regarding the insufficient resource calculated by the insufficient resource information calculation unit (13b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke YAMAJI, Takayuki EDA, Hiroshi IMAI, Tanichi ANDO, Tetsuji YAMATO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190036830
    Abstract: This data-flow control device has: a device-side metadata acquisition means that acquires device-side metadata about each of a plurality of devices; an application-side metadata acquisition means that acquires application-side metadata about an application that uses data provided by a device; a storage means that stores each type of metadata; a matching means that extracts a combination of an application and a device that can provide data satisfying the specification required by the application; and a data-flow control means that generates a data flow control command specifying a device and an application. If there is an item in which a mismatch has occurred among the items in each type of metadata, the matching means acquires information indicating whether changing the item in which a mismatch has occurred is allowed, and, on the basis of the information, changes the item in which a mismatch has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji YAMATO
  • Publication number: 20180373956
    Abstract: A dataflow control apparatus extracts a device capable of providing data that satisfies requirements of an application by matching device-side metadata and app-side metadata. The device-side metadata is capable of describing information indicating a history of data that a device provides, and the app-side metadata is capable of describing information indicating a history of data that an application requires. The dataflow control apparatus, in a case where the information indicating the history is described in the app-side metadata, extracts a device capable of providing data that satisfies at least both the specification and the history that the application requires from among a plurality of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji YAMATO
  • Publication number: 20180359319
    Abstract: In a network system, an own subsystem recognition unit is provided in each of subsystems, and holds a state and a function of the own subsystem. A shared information communication unit acquires states and functions of the subsystems. An objective acceptance unit accepts a setting of a target state. A shared storage unit stores knowledge regarding a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems necessary for realizing the target state. A structure setting unit automatically sets a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems, including determining whether the function of each of the subsystems is to be activated, based on the target state, states and functions of the subsystems, and the knowledge regarding a combination structure. A role determination unit determines functions to be executed by the respective subsystems based on the automatically set combination structure. A role notification unit notifies the subsystems of the determined respective functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi HISANO, Ryota YAMADA, Tanichi ANDO, Yusuke YAMAJI, Tetsuji YAMATO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180341500
    Abstract: A dataflow control apparatus extracts a device capable of providing data that satisfies requirements of an application by matching device-side metadata and app-side metadata. In the case where the extracted device is a virtual device that generates new data on the basis of data that is obtained from one or more original devices and outputs the generated new data as virtual data, the dataflow control apparatus transmits a first dataflow control command instructing transmission of data from the original device to the virtual device, and transmits a second dataflow control command instructing transmission of virtual data from the virtual device to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji YAMATO
  • Patent number: 9711040
    Abstract: In a wireless control terminal configured to control a control target connected to a control apparatus by working in cooperation with a wireless assistant terminal capable of transmitting a predetermined control instruction for controlling the control target to the control apparatus by using a predetermined control wireless scheme with supply of power from a battery included in the wireless assistant terminal, a wireless control terminal-side battery is provided within the wireless control terminal so as to supply driving power required for control regarding emergency stop of the control target performed with a predetermined wireless scheme of the wireless control terminal. At least remaining storage power information regarding a remaining amount of storage power in the wireless control terminal-side battery is output to a notification apparatus provided in the wireless control terminal or the wireless assistant terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Saito, Hajime Umeki, Daichi Ueki, Tetsuji Yamato
  • Publication number: 20160379482
    Abstract: In a wireless control terminal configured to control a control target connected to a control apparatus by working in cooperation with a wireless assistant terminal capable of transmitting a predetermined control instruction for controlling the control target to the control apparatus by using a predetermined control wireless scheme with supply of power from a battery included in the wireless assistant terminal, a wireless control terminal-side battery is provided within the wireless control terminal so as to supply driving power required for control regarding emergency stop of the control target performed with a predetermined wireless scheme of the wireless control terminal. At least remaining storage power information regarding a remaining amount of storage power in the wireless control terminal-side battery is output to a notification apparatus provided in the wireless control terminal or the wireless assistant terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke SAITO, Hajime UMEKI, Daichi UEKI, Tetsuji YAMATO