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: 20210114229
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot configured to perform a work to a workpiece, and a user interface configured to remotely manipulate the robot. The robot includes a robotic arm, a robot hand attached to the robotic arm and configured to perform the work to the workpiece, and an acceleration sensor attached to the robot hand. The robot system further includes a speaker configured to output an acceleration signal from the acceleration sensor as perceptual information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Hideyuki RYU
  • Patent number: 10980605
    Abstract: A remote control robot system includes a slave arm, a master main body imitating the shape of an object handled by the slave arm, a manipulation receiving device configured to receive manipulation of an operator based on the position and posture of the master main body, and a control device configured to control operation of the slave arm based on the manipulation received by the manipulation receiving device so that behavior of the object corresponds to behavior of the master main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10980606
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10959795
    Abstract: A remote-control manipulator system which includes a manipulator, a slave arm installed in a workspace and configured to perform a series of works comprised of a plurality of processes, a situation information acquisition device configured to acquire situation information indicating a situation of the slave arm, an environment reproducing device configured to reproduce, in a space where the manipulator is installed, environment information relating to an environment in the workspace, and a control device. The control device is configured to cause the environment reproducing device to reproduce the environment information corresponding to the situation information outputted from the situation information acquisition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10940067
    Abstract: A robot system includes: at least one supporting unit, on which a person is placeable; a robot including a plurality of multi-jointed arms, each of which has a plurality of degrees of freedom, and at least one base provided with the plurality of multi-jointed arms; and at least one type of equipment mountable to the plurality of multi-jointed arms. The robot performs at least two nursing/medical actions on the person by operating the at least one type of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10932874
    Abstract: A remote control robot system includes a master arm, and a slave arm having a plurality of control modes of an automatic mode in which the slave arm operates based on a prestored task program and a manual mode in which the slave arm operates based on manipulation of an operator received by the master arm. The master arm includes one or more motors configured to drive joints of the master arm, and a motor actuator configured to generate a torque instruction value that operates the joints according to an external force applied to the master arm and gives drive current corresponding to the torque instruction value to the motor. The motor actuator generates, when the control mode is the manual mode, the torque instruction value so that the joints operate according to the external force while resisting a frictional force of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10926415
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: 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
  • Publication number: 20210038058
    Abstract: A surgery manipulator arm according to an embodiment may include an arm body and a translation mechanism provided to a distal end portion of the arm body. The translation mechanism includes: a proximal side unit connected to the distal end portion of the arm body; a distal side unit including a tool holding part to which a surgical tool is attached; a connection unit connecting the proximal and distal side units; and an electrical wiring circuit electrically connecting the proximal and distal side units. The connection unit includes first and second pulleys; and a belt member wound around the first and second pulleys. The proximal and distal side units are attached to first and second attachment positions of the belt member such that the distal side unit moves in a direction opposite to a direction in which the proximal side unit moves in association with movements of the belt member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Toshiaki YOSHIDA, Kazunori SUGA
  • Patent number: 10905508
    Abstract: A remote control robot system is provided, which includes robotic arm configured to perform a given work, remote control device for an operator to remotely manipulate operation of robotic arm, plurality of cameras configured to image the work of robotic arm, monitor configured to display a captured image that is sent, camera selecting device configured to generate, in response to receiving an operator's selection of one camera from the plurality of cameras, camera selection information for switching captured image displayed on monitor to captured image from selected camera, storage device configured to store information where operational information related to operation of robotic arm in work is associated with camera selection information, as automatic switching information, and an image processor configured to send to monitor the captured image from camera selected from plurality of cameras based on automatic switching information stored in storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10906193
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Satoru Hibino, Hideshi Yamane, Hiroyuki Mizumoto
  • Publication number: 20210003993
    Abstract: A skill transfer mechanical apparatus includes an operating part, a controller, a motion information detector and an operation apparatus. The controller includes a basic motion instructing module, a learning module, a motion correcting instruction generator, a motion correcting instruction, and a motion information storing module. The learning module carries out machine learning of the motion correcting instruction stored in the motion correcting instruction storing module by using the motion information stored in the motion information storing module, and after the machine learning is finished, accepts an input of the motion information during the operation of the operating part, and outputs the automatic motion correcting instruction. The operating part moves the working part according to an automatic motion instruction based on the basic motion instruction and the automatic motion correcting instruction, and the manual motion correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10856945
    Abstract: To provide an industrial robot and a method of operating the same which are capable of appropriately handling, when an abnormal state occurs during an automatic operation of the robot, the abnormal state without significantly degrading the work efficiency. The industrial robot includes a robot main body (1) having a robot arm, a robot control device (7) configured to control operation of the robot main body (1) and an abnormal state detecting device (8) configured to detect abnormality in a work state of the robot main body (1). The robot control device (7) includes an automatic operation performing means (9) for controlling the operation of the robot main body (1) to perform an automatic operation based on a given operation program, and an automatic operation correcting means (10) for correcting the operation of the robot main body (1) in the automatic operation based on a manual control performed by an operator according to a detection result of the abnormal state detecting device (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10842578
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot including a tactile sensor and a hand having the tactile sensor, a tactile information generator configured to generate tactile information defined by a pressure distribution based on pressures detected by a plurality of pressure sensors and spatial positions of the plurality of pressure sensors, and output the tactile information, a manipulator configured to make an operator sense the pressure distribution according to the tactile information outputted from the tactile information generator, and when the operator manipulates the manipulator, output manipulating information according to the manipulation, and a robot controller configured to control operation of the hand of the robot according to the manipulating information outputted from the manipulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10835333
    Abstract: Robot main body having robotic arm, remote control device including robotic arm operational instruction input part for operator to control by touching, to input operational instruction for robotic arm, and contactless action detecting part configured to detect contactless action including at least one given operation instructing action of operator, and control device communicably connected to remote control device and configured to control operation of robot main body, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10813709
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robotic arm having an end effector configured to perform a work to a work object, a memory part storing information that causes the end effector to move as scheduled route information, a motion controller configured to operate the robotic arm by using the scheduled route information to move the end effector, a route correcting device configured to generate, by being manipulated, manipulating information to correct a route of the end effector during movement, a camera configured to image the work object, an image generator configured to generate a synthesized image by synthesizing a scheduled route of the end effector obtained from the scheduled route information with a captured image sent from the camera, and a monitor configured to display the synthesized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10811293
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Tetsuya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10806534
    Abstract: An information sharing system between a plurality of robot systems includes a plurality of robot systems, communicatably connected with each other through a network, and configured to be capable of presetting a given operation of a robot and repeating a correction of the operation, and a storage device, connected with the network and configured to store corrected information containing corrected operating information that is operating information for causing the robot to execute a given operation corrected in at least one of the robot systems. Each of the plurality of robot systems shares the corrected information stored in the storage device and operates the robot based on the sharing corrected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Publication number: 20200323598
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a medical treatment tool and an attachment device to which the medical treatment tool is attachable. The medical treatment tool includes a distal end part operable in multiple degrees of freedom, an elongate element for operating the distal end part, a shaft which accommodates the elongate element and the distal end part is connected to, and engagement member connected to the elongate element. The attachment device includes: an engaging member engageable with the engagement member; a support portion supporting the engaging member; a housing accommodating the engaging member; and a release mechanism that releases an engagement between the engaging member and the engagement member. The housing includes a lid portion provided with the support portion. The release mechanism moves, in conjunction with an opening operation of the lid portion, the support portion to a position where the engagement is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10792114
    Abstract: In a remote control robot system including a plurality of slave arms, slave arm has a plurality of control modes of an automatic mode in which slave arm is operated based on a task program, a manual mode in which slave arm is operated based on an operator's operation received by a master device, and correctable automatic mode in which slave arm is operated based on task program while operation is sequentially corrected by the operator's operation received by master device. Operation sequence information includes an automatic part in which slave arm performs a work in the automatic mode, and a selected part in which slave arm performs a work in one selected from plurality of control modes, and the selected parts do not overlap with each other in time among the plurality of slave arms. Based on the operation sequence information, the plurality of slave arms are operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Masayuki Kamon, Yasushi Kurosawa, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200298408
    Abstract: A robot system includes robot bodies, operation devices each configured to accept operation and generate operational information for causing the robot body to operate, motion controllers configured to control operation of the corresponding robot body in response to the operational information, operation target selectors configured to receive an operation for selecting any of the robot bodies and request a permission to operate the selected robot body based on the operational information from the corresponding operation device, and an operation permitting device having a determinator configured to receive the permission request from the operation target selector and determine whether a permission is to be granted for the permission request. When the permission request is received, and the operation of the robot body selected by the operation target selector based on the operational information from a different operation device is permitted, the determinator prohibits the permission to the permission request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO