Patents by Inventor Yasuhiko Hashimoto

Yasuhiko Hashimoto 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: 20190314992
    Abstract: A method of operating a robot includes acquiring a first condition that defines a given model work, acquiring for the model work, conversion information for acquiring first corrected operation information based on first temporary operation information of the robot, acquiring a second condition that defines a given target work, and acquiring second corrected operation information indicative of corrected operation of the robot for the target work based on the first condition, the second condition, and the conversion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON
  • Publication number: 20190300212
    Abstract: A robot is a robot configured to pack food in a container, and includes a first arm configured to move a plate-shaped part, a second arm configured to move a cylindrical part having a top opening and a bottom opening, and a control device. The control device operates the first arm and the second arm so that the cylindrical part and the plate-shaped part are moved above the container, while covering by the plate-shaped part the bottom opening of the cylindrical part where the food is accommodated, and the plate-shaped part is moved over the container to open the bottom opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Kenji BANDO, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Patent number: 10406681
    Abstract: A robot includes: a restricting member configured to restrict a horizontal movement of a predetermined workpiece; and a workpiece moving member configured to generate an action for horizontally moving the workpiece. The controller performs a control operation of positioning the workpiece at a stop position in such a manner that: based on predetermined size information of the workpiece and preset stop position information of the workpiece, the restricting member is positioned at a predetermined restricting position included in the stop position for the workpiece, and the workpiece moving member acts on the workpiece and is moved toward the restricting position to horizontally move the workpiece; and the workpiece is brought into contact with the restricting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Murakami, Kenji Bando, Yukio Iwasaki, Satoru Hibino, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada
  • Publication number: 20190256301
    Abstract: A packing device of food includes a feeding part configured to supply the food, a gripping part configured to grip a plurality of foods at both sides of a plurality of foods in a direction in which the plurality of foods are placed in order by the feeding part, and a conveying part configured to convey onto a tray the plurality of foods gripped by the gripping part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20190252227
    Abstract: A substrate transfer hand coupled to a robot arm includes a base part coupled to the robot arm; and a substrate holding part coupled to the base part to hold a substrate. When viewed in a substrate perpendicular line direction perpendicular to the substrate held by the substrate holding part, the substrate transfer hand is bent at a coupling portion at which the base part and the substrate holding part are coupled to each other or a region which is in the vicinity of the coupling portion, and the base part and the substrate transfer hand have a V-shape, as a whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190224859
    Abstract: A workspace isolated from an exterior space by a partition, a glove provided to the partition so that an external surface thereof is exposed to the workspace and an internal surface thereof communicates with the exterior space, and a robot configured to insert an arm into the glove and perform a work in the workspace. The glove includes, at a tip-end part thereof, an operating part provided inside the glove, and a hand part provided so as to be exposed to the workspace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20190216557
    Abstract: A treatment tool unit according to one or more embodiments may be attachable to an actuation unit including an actuation-side shaft which accommodates rigid actuation-side elongate elements. The treatment tool unit may include: a distal end portion; flexible elongate elements coupled to the distal end portion to manipulate the distal end portion; rigid distal end-side elongate elements each including a first end coupled to a corresponding one of the flexible elongate elements and a second end capable of being coupled to a corresponding one of the actuation-side elongate elements; a distal end-side shaft which accommodates the rigid distal end-side elongate elements and is attachable to the actuation-side shaft; and a distal end-side movement restricting portion which restricts movements of the distal end-side elongate elements with respect to the distal end-side shaft toward the distal end portion in an axial direction of the distal end-side shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki ISHIHARA, Tetsuya NAKANISHI, Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Yu USUKI
  • Patent number: 10338597
    Abstract: A self-traveling articulated robot for working in a production factory is provided, which includes a carriage having at least two operation shafts driven by servomotors, respectively, and self-travelable in a two-dimensional plane, a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operation shaft driven by a servomotor and constituting a joint, an end effector provided to a tip portion of the robotic arm, and a control unit provided in the carriage and for controlling the operation shaft of the robotic arm and the operation shafts of the carriage to operate in cooperation with each other so that a control point defined in one of the robotic arm and the end effector reaches a target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20190161289
    Abstract: A packing device of food includes a feeding part configured to supply food, a gripping part configured to grip a plurality of foods placed in order by the feeding part, and a conveying part configured to convey onto a tray the plurality of foods gripped by the gripping part. The gripping part has a pair of pinching members configured to pinch the plurality of foods from both sides in directions in which the plurality of foods are placed in order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20190159372
    Abstract: An electronic-component inserting device includes a component gripper configured to hold a main body of an electronic component, an operating member provided to the component gripper, a lead gripper configured to grip the leads of the electronic component held by the component gripper, and a moving device configured to move the component gripper in a first direction relatively to the lead gripper. The lead gripper has a pair of fingers configured to pinch the leads from both sides in second directions perpendicular to the first direction, and a biasing member configured to bias the pair of fingers so that fingertips of the fingers are opened. The fingers are provided with acted parts on which an acting force from the operating member acts so that the fingertips of the fingers are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Soichi TAMADA, Yukio IWASAKI, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kenji WAKIYAMA, Takuma UCHIDA, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Patent number: 10232506
    Abstract: Production system including a rail extending horizontally, and an articulated robot that is self-travelable along the rail parallel to an extending direction of the rail. The robot includes a carriage having at least one operating shaft configured to be driven by a servomotor and to self-travel along the rail, a slider projecting toward the rail from the carriage and configured to releasably engage with the rail, a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operating shaft driven by a servomotor and constitutes a joint, an end effector provided to a tip-end of the robotic arm, and a control unit inside the carriage configured to control the operating shafts of the robotic arm and the carriage so a control point defined in the robotic arm or the end effector reaches a target position by a collaboration of the operating shafts of the robotic arm and the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10213918
    Abstract: A dual-arm robot includes a first arm and a second arm, each having a first link rotatable about a first axis, and a second link rotatably coupled to the first link and defined with an end effector attaching portion. The first link of the first arm is disposed to be separated from the first link of the second arm in an extending direction of the first axis. Further, the second link of the first arm and the second link of the second arm are disposed so as to be located between the first link of the first arm and the first link of the second arm in the extending direction of the first axis and so that the end effector attaching portions are located at substantially the same position in the extending direction of the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20190008367
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a surgical system that includes, for example, a patient-side cart (also referred to as a surgical robot) and a console apparatus. The patient-side cart includes an endoscope apparatus that includes three or more endoscope arms. The console apparatus manipulates the patient-side cart. In the endoscope apparatus, for example, feature points of respective images obtained by respective imaging devices of the three or more endoscopes are used to join the respective images together to generate a composite image, and the composite image is displayed on a display screen. The composite image generated from the images in three visual fields to be provided to an operator ensures providing an image in a wide range, and allows the operator to confirm various sites by a visual check during surgery (ensuring an endoscopic surgery while having a large visual field as in a laparotomy) (FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicants: NIKON CORPORATION, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuro ISHIKAWA, Masato HAMATANI, Jun NAGATSUKA, Shunji WATANABE, Jiro INOUE, Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Hirofumi TANAKA, Yoshiyuki TAMURA, Mitsuichi HIRATSUKA
  • Publication number: 20180370043
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes an industrial robot having a robotic arm and a robot hand attached to the robotic arm, and a work station having an instrument provided with a grip to be gripped by the robot hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Satoru HIBINO, Hideshi YAMANE, Hiroyuki MIZUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10160625
    Abstract: A conveyance system includes a robot and a suspending device. The robot moves and conveys a workpiece in a horizontal direction. The suspending device includes a suspending mechanism, a lifting unit, and a support mechanism. The suspending mechanism suspends the workpiece, and the lifting unit lifts up and down the workpiece. The support mechanism supports the suspending mechanism such that the suspending mechanism is movable in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20180360554
    Abstract: An arm main body moves a distal end portion with respect to the proximal end portion. A translation arm includes a proximal end side link. A distal end side link has a proximal end portion continuous with the proximal end side link distal end portion and pivots about a second axis parallel to a first axis and within a range. A translation arm drive unit causes the proximal end side link and the distal end side link to pivot with the translation arm drive unit driving force, and an instrument holder is continuous with the translation arm distal end portion and to hold a surgical instrument including a long-axis shaft and a treatment tool at the shaft distal end portion in a posture in which the shaft extends in the reference direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya NAKANISHI, Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180339412
    Abstract: A robot system including a plurality of manipulation parts used to input a command of the specified character information, configured to send the input command of the specified character information to an information processing device, including a manipulation tool unit capable of manipulating the plurality of manipulation parts of the character input device; a robot arm unit capable of holding and moving the manipulation tool unit; an imaging device; a controller including: an imaging device control section to take an image of the paper document; a character string determiner section to determine an input target of the paper document; a manipulation part position determiner section corresponding to the character string; and a robot control section controlling the arm unit so the manipulation tool unit held by the arm unit moves while manipulating the manipulation part determined by the character string determiner section in an arrangement order of the character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shuhei KURAOKA, Shogo HASEGAWA, Satoru HIBINO, Hideshi YAMANE, Hiroyuki MIZUMOTO, Kenji BANDO, Daichi HIMEKAWA, Junichi MATSUOKA, Tatsuhiro UTO, Hiroki KOKUSHI, Souichi TAMADA, Akihiro HANEDA, Yukio IWASAKI
  • Patent number: 10092468
    Abstract: To provide a nursing bed capable of preventing bedsores of a care receiver while minimizing a burden on the body of the care receiver when changing posture. A nursing bed with a longitudinal dimension and a width dimension has an upper surface forming member which forms a bed upper surface on which a care receiver lies and a driving mechanism configured to move at least a portion of the upper surface forming member. The bed upper surface includes a curved surface which is curved downwardly in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20180257240
    Abstract: A remote-control manipulator system includes a manipulator configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator, a slave arm configured to perform a series of works comprised of a plurality of processes, a camera configured to image operation of the slave arm, a display device configured to display an image captured by the camera, a storage device configured to store information related to environment in a workspace as an environment model, and a control device. The control device is configured, while operating the slave arm manually or hybridly, to acquire circumference information that is information related to a circumference area of an area imaged by the camera based on the environment model stored in the storage device, and display on the display device so that the image captured by the camera and the circumference information are interlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON
  • Patent number: RE47145
    Abstract: A wafer transfer apparatus is provided. In a minimum transformed state where a robot arm is transformed such that a distance defined from a pivot axis to an arm portion, which is farthest in a radial direction relative to the pivot axis, is minimum, a minimum rotation radius R, is set to exceed ½ of a length B in the forward and backward directions of an interface space, the length B corresponding to a length between the front wall and the rear wall of the interface space forming portion, and is further set to be equal to or less than a subtracted value obtained by subtracting a distance L0 in the forward and backward directions from the rear wall of the interface space forming portion to the pivot axis, from the length B in the forward and backward directions of the interface space (i.e., B/2<R?B?L0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto