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).

  • Patent number: 12027060
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11992933
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20240157571
    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: January 25, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11977365
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11978354
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11964391
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Masayuki Kamon, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11967245
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20240083032
    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: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11908337
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11878423
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Shigetsugu Tanaka, Masayuki Kamon, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11850758
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20230405830
    Abstract: An unmanned delivery system includes a self-propelled robot, an unmanned aerial vehicle which transports a package to an intermediate location on the way of delivering the package, and robot circuitry which controls the self-propelled robot so that the self-propelled robot delivers to a receiver's address the package which is unloaded at the intermediate location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230405803
    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 31, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Masayuki KAMON, Shigetsugu TANAKA, Yoshihiko MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20230398922
    Abstract: A self-propelled robot includes a travel cart, a base part provided to an upper part of the travel cart and swivelable on a first rotation axis extending vertically, and a pair of robotic arms coupled to the base part at base-end parts, respectively. Each of the pair of robotic arms has a first link and a second link coupled at a base-end part to a tip-end part of the first link via a joint part. Base-end parts of the pair of first links are coupled to the base part so that the base-end parts are coaxially pivotable on a second rotation axis extending horizontally, and the base-end parts oppose to each other via the base part. The base-end parts of the pair of second links are coupled to side parts of the tip-end parts of the corresponding first links, on the opposing sides of the pair of first links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230390939
    Abstract: A work system which performs a work to a structure, and includes an aircraft, and a robot which performs the work to the structure. After the aircraft conveys the robot to the structure while holding the robot, the aircraft releases the robot after the aircraft lowers the robot onto the structure. The robot is released from the aircraft, and then performs the work to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230391451
    Abstract: An unmanned delivery system 100 includes a self-propelled robot 2, an unmanned aerial vehicle 1 which transports a package to an intermediate location on the way of delivering the package, and a robot controller which controls the self-propelled robot 2 so that the self-propelled robot 2 delivers to a receiver's address 4 the package which is unloaded at the intermediate location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11836400
    Abstract: A control method of a distribution apparatus for distributing print medium data includes specifying a first printing apparatus to be a distribution destination of first print medium data, specifying a second printing apparatus to be a distribution destination of second print medium data, executing a setting related to a distribution time, and 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 second printing apparatus, at a time based on the executed setting related to the distribution time. The first print medium data is distributed to the specified first printing apparatus based on the executed setting related to the distribution time and the second print medium data is distributed to the specified second printing apparatus based on the executed setting related to the distribution time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20230339115
    Abstract: In a robot system, a controller is configured to cause a robot to be self-propelled to approach a patient, and then operate an arm and/or a hand based on operation command information of the arm and/or the hand, which has been input from an operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Atsushi KAMEYAMA, Masayuki KAMON
  • Publication number: 20230312137
    Abstract: A commodities airlifting system includes a self-propellable robot, an aircraft which carries commodities and the robot, and a lowering/loading apparatus which at least enables the robot to get off on the ground from the aircraft and to get on the aircraft from the ground, in a state where the aircraft is landed or a state where the aircraft is hovering. The robot which got off on the ground from the aircraft again gets on an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230301497
    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: June 1, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Toshiaki YOSHIDA, Kazunori SUGA