Patents by Inventor Toshinobu KIRA

Toshinobu KIRA 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: 20220197240
    Abstract: A multi-axis control adjustment apparatus includes adjustment axis selection circuitry configured to select a plurality of target axes among a plurality of axes each of which represents a combination of a motor and a motor control device configured to control the motor according to a control parameter of the motor control device, adjustment operation execution circuitry configured to perform adjustment operations in each of which the control parameter is adjusted with respect to each of the plurality of target axes, and first control parameter setting circuitry configured to change, according to the adjustment operations, timing at which the control parameter is set with respect to each of the plurality of target axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Minoru KOGA, Isamu MATSUMURA, Junichi WATANABE, Toshinobu KIRA, Tetsuya ASAI
  • Publication number: 20220146989
    Abstract: Provided is an extension module which is an extension module which is to be connected to an external terminal of an industrial equipment, and includes at least a processor and a memory. The memory stores a machine learning model for estimating at least one of a parameter of the industrial equipment and an internal state of a device controlled by the industrial equipment, and the processor performs learning of the machine learning model with information obtained from the industrial equipment as teacher data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Yasufumi YOSHIURA, Minoru KOGA, Toshinobu KIRA
  • Patent number: 11277388
    Abstract: A communication system, comprising a plurality of industrial machines configured to perform synchronous communication, wherein each of the plurality of industrial machines configured to: encrypt transmission data; transmit the encrypted transmission data to another industrial machine; receive encrypted reception data from the another industrial machine; and decrypt the encrypted reception data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasufumi Yoshiura, Hirotaka Niimi, Minoru Koga, Toshinobu Kira
  • Patent number: 11231700
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a first industrial machine and a second industrial machine, which are configured to communicate with each other, wherein the first industrial machine is configured to transmit a copy instruction to the second industrial machine, and wherein the second industrial machine is configured to: update data in a first storage area based on its own operation; copy the data in the first storage area to a second storage area when the copy instruction is received; and transmit the data in the second storage area to the first industrial machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Ayaka Hashimoto, Takeshi Nagata, Hirotaka Niimi, Toshinobu Kira, Wataru Nozaki, Masaomi Kudo, Yu Katono, Hiroshi Okamoto, Takaaki Shogaki, Megumi Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20210255598
    Abstract: Provided is a production system including: a first industrial machine; and a second industrial machine configured to periodically communicate to and from the first industrial machine. The second industrial machine is configured to divide its data into portions and transmit each of the divided portions of the data to the first industrial machine in each of a plurality of periods through use of a periodic region included in each of the plurality of periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Toshinobu KIRA, Isamu MATSUMURA, Yasufumi YOSHIURA, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Hirotaka NIIMI
  • Publication number: 20210255604
    Abstract: Provided is a production system including: a first industrial machine; and a second industrial machine configured to periodically communicate to and from the first industrial machine. The second industrial machine is configured to transmit its data to the first industrial machine through use of each of a plurality of periodic regions included in one period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Isamu MATSUMURA, Toshinobu KIRA, Yasufumi YOSHIURA, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Hirotaka NIIMI
  • Publication number: 20200344216
    Abstract: A communication system, comprising a plurality of industrial machines configured to perform synchronous communication, wherein each of the plurality of industrial machines configured to: encrypt transmission data; transmit the encrypted transmission data to another industrial machine; receive encrypted reception data from the another industrial machine; and decrypt the encrypted reception data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yasufumi YOSHIURA, Hirotaka NIIMI, Minoru KOGA, Toshinobu KIRA
  • Publication number: 20200287497
    Abstract: An abnormality determination system includes a state quantity obtaining circuit and an abnormality determination circuit. The state quantity obtaining circuit is configured to obtain a state quantity associated with a mechanical system. The abnormality determination circuit is configured to, according to a learning content obtained in a machine learning process and based on the state quantity, determine as to at least one of an occurrence of an abnormality in the mechanical system, an occurrence position of the abnormality, and a cause of the abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takeshi NAGATA, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Yasufumi YOSHIURA, Tadashi OKUBO, Toshinobu KIRA
  • Publication number: 20200278662
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a first industrial machine and a second industrial machine, which are configured to communicate with each other, wherein the first industrial machine is configured to transmit a copy instruction to the second industrial machine, and wherein the second industrial machine is configured to: update data in a first storage area based on its own operation; copy the data in the first storage area to a second storage area when the copy instruction is received; and transmit the data in the second storage area to the first industrial machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ayaka HASHIMOTO, Takeshi NAGATA, Hirotaka NIIMI, Toshinobu KIRA, Wataru NOZAKI, Masaomi KUDO, Yu KATONO, Hiroshi OKAMOTO, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Megumi YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200264577
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system, in which a first industrial machine and a second industrial machine are configured to communicate to/from each other, the communication system comprising circuitry configured to synchronize first time information updated by the first industrial machine and second time information updated by the second industrial machine with each other, wherein the second industrial machine is configured to: acquire state data on the second industrial machine; and transmit to the first industrial machine the second time information at a time when the state data is acquired and the state data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Ayaka HASHIMOTO, Hirotaka NIIMI, Toshinobu KIRA, Wataru NOZAKI, Masaomi KUDO, Yu KATONO, Hiroshi OKAMOTO, Takeshi NAGATA, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Megumi YASUDA
  • Patent number: 10664263
    Abstract: A software management system includes a control system connected to a first network and including at least one of control circuitry and a sensor, each controllable by updating first control software in the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor, a software distribution device including first circuitry that stores second control software and transmits the second software through a second network, and a software update device including second circuitry that, while the software device is connected to the second network, receives the second software from the distribution device and stores the second software, and while the update device is connected to the first network, transmits the second software to the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor to cause the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor to update the first software using the second software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takaaki Shogaki, Atsunobu Sakata, Tadashi Okubo, Dai Fukuda, Toshinobu Kira, Amane Ando
  • Patent number: 10429815
    Abstract: A motor control device for controlling driving of a motor based on position commands input from a host control device includes an offset value memory including first circuitry which stores offset values corresponding to predetermined values of position commands, respectively, and a drive controller including second circuitry which acquires, from the offset value memory, one of the offset values corresponding to an input position command among the position commands, and control driving of a motor based on an offset position command obtained by adding the one of the offset values to or subtracting the one of the offset values from the input position command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasufumi Yoshiura, Yusuke Oka, Toshinobu Kira
  • Publication number: 20190102160
    Abstract: A software management system includes a control system connected to a first network and including at least one of control circuitry and a sensor, each controllable by updating first control software in the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor, a software distribution device including first circuitry that stores second control software and transmits the second software through a second network, and a software update device including second circuitry that, while the software device is connected to the second network, receives the second software from the distribution device and stores the second software, and while the update device is connected to the first network, transmits the second software to the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor to cause the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor to update the first software using the second software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takaaki Shogaki, Atsunobu Sakata, Tadashi Okubo, Dai Fukuda, Toshinobu Kira, Amane Ando
  • Patent number: 10120030
    Abstract: Provided is a trace data recording system, including: a trace data generator configured to generate trace data of equipment relating to motor control; a trace data transmitter configured to transmit the generated trace data to a server via a network; and a trace data recorder configured to record the transmitted trace data in the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Naoki Shiromoto, Toshinobu Kira, Tadashi Okubo, Ayaka Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20170052526
    Abstract: A motor control device for controlling driving of a motor based on position commands input from a host control device includes an offset value memory including first circuitry which stores offset values corresponding to predetermined values of position commands, respectively, and a drive controller including second circuitry which acquires, from the offset value memory, one of the offset values corresponding to an input position command among the position commands, and control driving of a motor based on an offset position command obtained by adding the one of the offset values to or subtracting the one of the offset values from the input position command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Yasufumi YOSHIURA, Yusuke OKA, Toshinobu KIRA
  • Patent number: 9488687
    Abstract: A multi-axis motor driving apparatus includes: a plurality of drivers individually connected to corresponding ones of the plurality of motors, for supplying electric power to the corresponding ones of the plurality of motors for driving; and an integrated controller for sequentially supplying electric power to the plurality of motors via the plurality of drivers, and based on detection signals of the encoders, determining for each driver whether or not there is miswiring of at least either of a motor wire that connects one of the plurality of drivers to one of the plurality of motors or a detector wire from the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Isamu Matsumura, Toshinobu Kira
  • Publication number: 20160238659
    Abstract: Provided is a trace data recording system, including: a trace data generator configured to generate trace data of equipment relating to motor control; a trace data transmitter configured to transmit the generated trace data to a server via a network; and a trace data recorder configured to record the transmitted trace data in the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Naoki SHIROMOTO, Toshinobu KIRA, Tadashi OKUBO, Ayaka HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9389597
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a motor control device including a main circuit, a voltage detector, and a controller. The controller includes a position controller and a speed controller, The position controller generates a speed command. The speed controller generates a torque command and controls a inverter based on the torque command. Further, the controller includes a torque limiter, and a speed matching instruction part. The torque limiter starts torque limiting by the torque command to a predetermined torque or less and cancels the torque limiting. The speed matching instruction part matches the speed command with a first position command speed after the cancellation of the torque limiting. The holding part calculates and holds an accumulated position deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Toshinobu Kira, Tadashi Okubo, Yasuyuki Takei, Makoto Akama, Yusuke Oka
  • Patent number: 9342057
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a motor control apparatus including a controller. The controller includes a position controller and a speed controller. The controller is configured to control the inverter on the basis of the torque command. The controller includes a torque limiter configured to start first torque limitation which limits a commanded torque based on the torque command to a first torque or less in a case where the voltage detector detects that the DC voltage falls below a predetermined voltage, and to cancel the first torque limitation in a case where the voltage detector detects that the DC voltage exceeds the predetermined voltage. The controller includes a speed limiter configured to limit a commanded speed based on the speed command to a first speed or less in a case where the torque limiter cancels the first torque limitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Toshinobu Kira, Tadashi Okubo, Yasuyuki Takei, Makoto Akama
  • Publication number: 20140375243
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a motor control device including a main circuit, a voltage detector, and a controller. The controller includes a position controller and a speed controller, The position controller generates a speed command The speed controller generates a torque command and controls a inverter based on the torque command Further, the controller includes a torque limiter, and a speed matching instruction part. The torque limiter starts torque limiting by the torque command to a predetermined torque or less and cancels the torque limiting. The speed matching instruction part matches the speed command with a first position command speed after the cancellation of the torque limiting. The holding part calculates and holds an accumulated position deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Toshinobu KIRA, Tadashi OKUBO, Yasuyuki TAKEI, Makoto AKAMA, Yusuke OKA