Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Tojo

Tsuyoshi Tojo 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: 20210330403
    Abstract: A surgical robot includes a first indicator configured to indicate a state of a system, and a plurality of second indicators configured to individually indicate states of a plurality of arms, and the state of the system includes a state of the surgical robot excluding the states of the plurality of arms and a state of a doctor-side operation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji KISHIDA, Tomohiro FUKUNO, Ryosuke HIDA, Tsuyoshi TOJO
  • Publication number: 20210330410
    Abstract: In a surgical robot, an operation unit includes an enable switch and an operation tool configured to control a moving direction of an arm, and the enable switch and the operation tool are arranged apart from each other within a range operable by fingers of one hand of an operator in the operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji KISHIDA, Tsuyoshi TOJO, Toshihiko TAKAGI, Hiroaki KITATSUJI, Koji MUNETO
  • Publication number: 20210330409
    Abstract: In a surgical robot, a pivot position teaching button is pressed with a tip end of a medical device moved to a position corresponding to an insertion position of a trocar inserted into a body surface of a patient such that a pivot position is stored in a storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki KITATSUJI, Tsuyoshi TOJO, Yusuke TANIGAKE
  • Publication number: 20210315647
    Abstract: A surgical robot includes an arm base mover configured to move an arm base configured to support a plurality of arms, an imaging device provided on the arm base, the imaging device being configured to image a patient placed on a surgical table, and a display configured to display, in real time, the patient imaged by the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TOJO, Yuji KISHIDA, Takeshi KURIHARA
  • Patent number: 10716638
    Abstract: Robot system includes robot main body including robot arm, end effector attached to robot arm, and force sensing device detecting force applied to end effector's tip end, actual reaction-force information generator generating force-sensing information according to force detected by force sensing device, and output force-sensing information as actual reaction-force information, virtual reaction-force information generator outputting force component detected by force sensing device, that has a magnitude proportional to time differentiation value, as virtual reaction-force information, adder configured to output information obtained by adding actual reaction-force information outputted from actual reaction-force information generator to virtual reaction-force information outputted from virtual reaction-force information generator, as synthetic reaction-force information, operating device outputting, when operator is made to sense a force according to synthetic reaction-force information outputted from adder and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tojo, Nobuyasu Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10702351
    Abstract: A robot system is provided, which includes a robot body including, robot arm and an end effector attached to robot arm, and operating device, having operating part and configured to output, when operating part is operated, operational information according to operation, a motion controller configured to control operation of robot body according to the operational information outputted from the operating device, a velocity detector configured to detect a velocity at a tip end of the end effector, a virtual reaction-force information generating module configured to output force information containing a first force component having a positive correlation to the velocity at the tip end of the end effector, as virtual reaction-force information, and a force applying device configured to give a force to the operating part in order to make an operator perceive a force according to the virtual reaction-force information outputted from the virtual reaction-force information generating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tojo
  • Publication number: 20190328470
    Abstract: A surgical system includes: a tool manipulator having a tool manipulator arm configured to perform translational motion and rotational motion of a distal end with respect to a proximal end and a surgical tool linked to the distal end of the tool manipulator arm; a console having a handling tool configured to receive a tool movement command of a surgeon for the surgical tool, the tool movement command including a translation amount of the translational motion and a rotation amount of the rotational motion for the surgical tool; and a controller configured to control the tool manipulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TOJO, Kenji NOGUCHI, Tetsushi ITO, Tetsuya NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20190328472
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a surgical assist robot including a robot main body and a slave controller, and a console. The robot main body has an entry guide, an entry guide support device, and at least one manipulator having an end effector provided at a distal end. The entry guide includes an inner cylinder, an outer cylinder into which the inner cylinder is inserted in an insertion axial direction, and a guide advancing device that displaces the inner cylinder in the insertion axial direction with respect to the outer cylinder. While a position and a posture of the end effector that has advanced from the entry guide are maintained, the inner cylinder is caused to advance toward the end effector within a predetermined movable range along the insertion axial direction with respect to the outer cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TOJO, Kenji NOGUCHI, Tetsushi ITO, Tetsuya NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20190328471
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a robot main body, a slave controller, a display device that displays an endoscopic image, and an manipulation input device. The robot main body includes an entry guide having a plurality of guide bores, an entry guide support device that supports the entry guide, an instrument manipulator that has a surgical instrument provided at a distal end and is inserted into the entry guide, and an endoscope manipulator that has an endoscopic camera provided at a distal end and is inserted into the entry guide. The slave controller operates the robot main body such that the surgical instrument advances from an exit of the entry guide after the endoscopic camera advances from the exit of the entry guide and starts capturing in response to a body cavity insertion command received by the manipulation input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TOJO, Kenji NOGUCHI, Tetsushi ITO, Tetsuya NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20180256271
    Abstract: A robot system is provided, which includes a robot body including, robot arm and an end effector attached to robot arm, and operating device, having operating part and configured to output, when operating part is operated, operational information according to operation, a motion controller configured to control operation of robot body according to the operational information outputted from the operating device, a velocity detector configured to detect a velocity at a tip end of the end effector, a virtual reaction-force information generating module configured to output force information containing a first force component having a positive correlation to the velocity at the tip end of the end effector, as virtual reaction-force information, and a force applying device configured to give a force to the operating part in order to make an operator perceive a force according to the virtual reaction-force information outputted from the virtual reaction-force information generating module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi TOJO
  • Publication number: 20180243908
    Abstract: Robot system includes robot main body including robot arm, end effector attached to robot arm, and force sensing device detecting force applied to end effector's tip end, actual reaction-force information generator generating force-sensing information according to force detected by force sensing device, and output force-sensing information as actual reaction-force information, virtual reaction-force information generator outputting force component detected by force sensing device, that has a magnitude proportional to time differentiation value, as virtual reaction-force information, adder configured to output information obtained by adding actual reaction-force information outputted from actual reaction-force information generator to virtual reaction-force information outputted from virtual reaction-force information generator, as synthetic reaction-force information, operating device outputting, when operator is made to sense a force according to synthetic reaction-force information outputted from adder and
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TOJO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA
  • Patent number: 9597645
    Abstract: A drug container is arranged in a horizontal state where a central axis extends along a horizontal direction, and the drug container is rotated about the central axis. In such a way, a drug solution in the drug container is moved along an inner surface of the drug container, and the drug container is reciprocally vibrated along the central axis in a state where the drug container is rotated, to stir the drug solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Takenaka, Akinobu Okuda, Tsuyoshi Tojo, Tohru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9433558
    Abstract: A medicine mixing apparatus transfusing a medicine using a syringe includes a medicine cassette holding a medicine container, a lifting unit moving the medicine cassette upward and downward to a middle position or a lower position of a main body while maintaining a horizontal attitude of the medicine cassette, a first holding portion held by the main body, and a second driving unit which drives a plunger of the syringe held by the first holding portion to transfuse the medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Okuda, Tsuyoshi Tojo, Tohru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9089195
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic hair washing apparatus for washing person's hair in a safe and effective manner without applying a straining force on person's neck. An automatic hair washing apparatus 100 comprises a bowl 101 having a head support 11; washing units 12L and 12R arranged with the head support 11 interposed therebetween, the support shafts thereof being attached to the bowl 101; a driving section for rotating the washing units 12L and 12R about the respective support shafts 104L and 104R; and a control section for controlling the driving of the driving section; wherein each of the washing units 12L and 12R comprises a plurality of contacts 109 on a surface opposite to the surface supported by the support shaft 104L and 104R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Mizuno, Soichiro Fujioka, Tohru Nakamura, Akinobu Okuda, Tsuyoshi Tojo
  • Publication number: 20140311621
    Abstract: A medicine mixing apparatus transfusing a medicine using a syringe includes a medicine cassette holding a medicine container, a lifting unit moving the medicine cassette upward and downward to a middle position or a lower position of a main body while maintaining a horizontal attitude of the medicine cassette, a first holding portion held by the main body, and a second driving unit which drives a plunger of the syringe held by the first holding portion to transfuse the medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Akinobu Okuda, Tsuyoshi Tojo, Tohru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140060696
    Abstract: A drug solution transfer method includes step S1 of inserting a needle into a drug solution container through a rubber stopper and sucking drug solution in the drug solution container, step S2 of checking whether or not a solution collection inlet at a tip of the needle has shifted into the rubber stopper upon extracting the needle from the drug solution container, step S3 of pulling a plunger of a syringe provided with the needle so that an inside of the needle and an inner space of the syringe have negative pressure, and step S4 of relatively shifting the needle along with the syringe to be distant from the drug solution container so as to extract the solution collection inlet of the needle from the rubber stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Akinobu Okuda, Akihiro Ohta, Yuki Takenaka, Tsuyoshi Tojo, Tohru Nakamura, Akira Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8647305
    Abstract: A syringe drive device drives a syringe including a cylindrical cylinder and a piston. The cylinder includes a solution supply port at one end, and an opening at the other end. The piston is inserted into the cylinder through the opening. The syringe drive device includes a cylinder holder to rotatably hold the cylinder of the syringe, and a piston driver to drive the piston in its axial direction with respect to the cylinder held in the cylinder holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Ohta, Tohru Nakamura, Osamu Mizuno, Soichiro Fujioka, Akinobu Okuda, Tsuyoshi Tojo
  • Publication number: 20140016431
    Abstract: A drug container is arranged in a horizontal state where a central axis extends along a horizontal direction, and the drug container is rotated about the central axis. In such a way, a drug solution in the drug container is moved along an inner surface of the drug container, and the drug container is reciprocally vibrated along the central axis in a state where the drug container is rotated, to stir the drug solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki TAKENAKA, Akinobu OKUDA, Tsuyoshi TOJO, Tohru NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8587004
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device made of nitride III-V compound semiconductors including an active layer made of a first nitride III-V compound semiconductor containing In and Ga, such as InGaN; an intermediate layer made of a second nitride III-V compound semiconductor containing In and Ga and different from the first nitride III-V compound semiconductor, such as InGaN; and a cap layer made of a third nitride III-V compound semiconductor containing Al and Ga, such as p-type AlGaN, which are deposited in sequential contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Goto, Takeharu Asano, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Motonobu Taketani, Katsuyoshi Shibuya, Takashi Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Tojo, Shiro Uchida, Masao Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8529509
    Abstract: A syringe drive device 1 includes: a syringe holding section 3; a piston manipulating section 4; and a display section 6. An outer tube 202 of a syringe 201 is detachably held by the syringe holding section 3. A piston 203 of the syringe 201 is detachably engaged with the piston manipulating section 4. The piston manipulating section 4 moves in a direction in response to an operation of operation buttons 8A and 8B, and the piston 203 is thereby moved in a direction where the piston is pushed into or pulled out from the outer tube 202. An internal pressure of a medicinal solution container punctured with an injection needle 204 attached to the outer tube 202 of the syringe 201 is measured and displayed on the display section 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tojo, Soichiro Fujioka, Tohru Nakamura