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: 20220129214
    Abstract: A control method of a distribution apparatus, the control method including: a specification step of specifying a printing apparatus to be a distribution destination of print medium data, which is data related to printing by use of a print medium; a setting step of executing a setting related to a distribution time; a processing step of executing a conversion process, in which second print medium data is generated by converting at least a part of first print medium data based on information related to the specified printing apparatus, at a time based on the executed setting related to the distribution time; and a distribution step of delivering the second print medium data, which is generated in the conversion process, to the specified printing apparatus at a time based on the executed setting related to the distribution time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11197730
    Abstract: A manipulator system configured to perform a work to a workpiece being moved by a moving device, includes a robotic arm, having one or more joints and to which a tool configured to perform the work to the workpiece is attached, an operating device configured to operate the robotic arm, a first imaging means configured to image the workpiece, while following the movement of the workpiece, a second imaging means fixedly provided in a work area to image a situation of the work to the workpiece, a displaying means configured to display an image imaged by the first imaging means and an image imaged by the second imaging means, and a control device configured to control the operation of the robotic arm based on an operating instruction of the operating device, while detecting a moving amount of the workpiece being moved by the moving device and carrying out a tracking control of the robotic arm according to the moving amount of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210323151
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot body, a memory, an operation controlling module and a manipulator. When the robot body is located at a first position, the operation controlling module stops the robot body and receives a selecting manipulation of operation mode from the manipulator. When a correctable automatic mode is selected at the first position, the operation controlling module makes positional coordinates of a second position provided downstream of the first position in a moving direction, changeable from the second position in automatic operation information. When the positional coordinates of the second position are changed, the operation controlling module corrects the automatic operation information so that the robot body reaches the changed second position while retaining some of elements of the automatic operation information in the correctable automatic mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Masayuki KAMON, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210323168
    Abstract: An intermediation device (2) receives, from a plurality of robots (5), recruitments of remote workers who operate the plurality of robots (5) and perform a plurality of works. The intermediation device (2) posts the recruitments of the remote workers who perform the plurality of works on a site on a network (4) of an intermediary who holds the intermediation device (2). When the plurality of remote workers access the site from a plurality of manipulation terminals (3) and send a plurality of applications for the recruitments of the remote workers who perform the plurality of works, the intermediation device (2) selects, based on the plurality of applications, one or more robots (5) and one or more manipulation terminals (3) as one or more selected robots (5) and one or more selected manipulation terminals (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210322111
    Abstract: An interface according to an embodiment may be arranged between a driver provided to a robotic arm and a manual surgical instrument. The interface includes: a driven unit to be connected to the driver and be driven by a driving force transmitted from the driver provided to the robotic arm; a manipulation portion to be driven by a driving force transmitted by the driven unit to manipulate an operation-target portion of the manual surgical instrument; and a surgical instrument holder configured to hold the manual surgical instrument in a state where the operation-target portion of the manual surgical instrument is positioned with respect to the manipulation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: MEDICAROID CORPORATION, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunori SUGA, Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11147641
    Abstract: A robot system including a master device configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator and transmit the received manipulating instruction as a manipulating input signal, a plurality of slave robots configured to operate according to the manipulating input signal transmitted from the master device, a management control device configured to manage operations of the plurality of slave robots, respectively, and an output device configured to output information transmitted from the management control device. The management control device determines a priority of transmitting the manipulating input signal from the master device to the slave robot among the plurality of slave robots that are in a standby state of the manipulating input signal, and transmits information related to the determined priority to the output device. Thus, the operator is able to efficiently transmit the manipulating input signal to the plurality of slave robots through the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210316454
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot body, a memory, an operation controlling module, a manipulator, and a limit range setting module configured to set a limit range of the corrective manipulation by the manipulator. The operation controlling module executes a given limiting processing when a corrective manipulation is performed beyond the limit range from an operational position based on automatic operation information. The limit range setting module calculates a positional deviation between the operational position based on the automatic operation information before the correction and an operational position based on the corrected operation information, and when the positional deviation is at or below a first threshold, narrows the limit range in the next corrective manipulation by the manipulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Masayuki KAMON, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210316461
    Abstract: A data generation device generates at least a part of data used for a generation of an image displayed on a display unit. The display unit displays a workspace model modeled after an actual workspace, as a video. The workspace model includes a robot model modeled after an actual robot, and a peripheral object model modeled after a given peripheral object around the actual robot. The robot model is created so as to operate according to operation of an operator to a manipulator. The data generation device includes a state information acquiring module configured to acquire state information indicative of a state of the peripheral object, and an estimating module configured to estimate, based on the state information, a state of the peripheral object after a given period of time from the current time point, and generate a result of the estimation as peripheral-object model data used for a creation of the peripheral object model displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210308582
    Abstract: A robot manipulating system includes a game terminal having a game computer, a game controller, and a display configured to display a virtual space, a robot configured to perform a work in a real space based on robot control data, and an information processing device configured to mediate between the game terminal and the robot. The information processing device supplies game data associated with a content of work to the game terminal, acquires game manipulation data including a history of an input of manipulation accepted by the game controller while a game program to which the game data is reflected is executed, converts the game manipulation data into the robot control data based on a given conversion rule, and supplies the robot control data to the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210291382
    Abstract: An intermediation device and an intermediating method, capable of improving public interest in an industrial robot compared to before, are provided. The intermediation device is adapted to execute processings of receiving, from at least two manipulation terminals, or from at least one manipulation terminal and at least one computer, manipulation signals for manipulating at least two industrial robots each corresponding to the manipulation terminal or the computer and configured to perform a given work or a given game, causing the at least two industrial robots to perform the given work or the given game based on the manipulation signals, and causing a display unit held by an operator of the manipulation terminal to display an image of a site of the work or the game performed by the at least two industrial robots, the image being captured by an imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210291381
    Abstract: An intermediation device (2) constitutes a manipulation signal converting module in the intermediation device (2) or a manipulation terminal (3). When the manipulation signal converting module receives a plurality of manipulation signals respectively corresponding to a plurality of manipulation keys, the manipulation signal converting module converts the plurality of manipulation signals into a plurality of individual operating commands, and sends the plurality of individual operating commands to a robot (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210291369
    Abstract: An information processing device converts first information for manipulating a robot model inputted into a manipulation terminal connected with a simulation device configured to execute a simulation for causing the robot model to perform a simulated operation and operated by a remote user of the simulation device, into second information for manipulating the robot model of the simulation device, operates the simulation device according to the second information, and causes the manipulation terminal to present information on the operation of the robot model of the simulation device configured to operate according to the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11116593
    Abstract: A robot system which is capable of reducing an operator's workload and easily correcting preset operation of a robot. The robot system includes a robot main body having a plurality of joints, a control device configured to control operation of the robot main body and an operating device including a teaching device configured to teach the control device one of positional information on the robot main body and angular information on the plurality of joints so as to execute an automatic operation of the robot main body and a manipulator configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator to manually operate the robot main body or correct the operation of the robot main body under the automatic operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11103322
    Abstract: Plurality of robot main bodies a remote control device including contactless action detecting part configured to detect contactless action including at least one given operation instructing action by operator, and control device communicably connected to remote control device and configured to control operations of plurality of robot main bodies, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Publication number: 20210260753
    Abstract: A training processing device manages a training for a robot manipulation using a manipulation terminal. The training processing device communicates information with the manipulation terminal through a communication network, accepts first information that is information on the robot manipulation inputted into the manipulation terminal, while the manipulation terminal executing a computer program for the training of the robot manipulation, and manages the training based on the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11068759
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a control unit to execute either one of a first calibration and a different second calibration in a case where a predetermined execution condition corresponding to a type of printing paper that is set in the printing apparatus is satisfied. The first calibration is executed when the type of printing paper that is set is a first type that is included in a plurality of types and the second calibration is executed when the type of printing paper that is set is a second type. The control unit determines whether the predetermined execution condition is satisfied, based on a relationship as to which is greater and which is smaller between a predetermined threshold value and a count value corresponding to a number of elapsed days since calibration was previously executed for the type of printing paper that is set in the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210201692
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot body configured to perform a work, a robot controlling module configured to control operation of the robot body according to an operator command, a manipulator configured to send the operator command to the robot controlling module according to manipulation by an operator, a motivation information acquiring module configured to acquire motivation information for motivating the operator so that the operator increases an amount of work or a speed of work of the robot body, and a motivation information presenter configured to present to the operator the motivation information acquired by the motivation information acquiring module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Masayuki KAMON, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11039895
    Abstract: Remote control robot system includes a master device, slave arm having plurality of control modes including automatic and manual mode, control device configured to operate slave arm, an entering-person sensing device configured to detect entering person into operational area of slave arm, entering-person identifying information acquisition device configured to acquire entering-person identifying information for identifying whether entering person is operator who carries master device, and operation regulating device configured to regulate operation of slave arm based on information acquired from entering-person sensing device and information acquisition device. In automatic mode, operation regulating device regulates operation of slave arm when entering person is detected. In manual mode, operation regulating device allows operation of slave arm to continue when entering person is detected and entering person is operator, and regulates operation of the slave arm when entering person is other than operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • 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: RE48792
    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 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto