Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Matsuda

Yasuhiro Matsuda 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: 10810803
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit storing feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects; an environment map building unit for building an environment map based on an input image obtained by imaging a real space and the feature data, the environment map representing a position of a physical object present in the real space; a control unit for acquiring procedure data for a set of procedures of operation to be performed in the real space, the procedure data defining a correspondence between a direction for each procedure and position information designating a position at which the direction is to be displayed; and a superimposing unit for generating an output image by superimposing the direction for each procedure at a position in the input image determined based on the environment map and the position information, using the procedure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Masaki Fukuchi, Kenichirou Ooi, Jingjing Guo, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10793224
    Abstract: A bicycle control device is configured to appropriately control a motor. The bicycle control device is provided in a bicycle driving device. A bicycle control device includes an electronic controller that controls a motor, which assists with propulsion of a bicycle. In a case where a traveling speed of the bicycle is less than or equal to a predetermined speed, the electronic controller controls the motor so that the motor assists with propulsion of the bicycle. The predetermined speed is changed in accordance with at least one of a usage environment of the bicycle and a posture of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tsuchizawa, Hiroshi Matsuda, Takuya Katsuki
  • Patent number: 10765485
    Abstract: There is provided a medical support arm device including a multi-joint arm having a distal end configured to host a medical device, said multi-joint arm configured to have a higher degree of freedom than a degree of freedom necessary for controlling a spatial position and pointing direction of the medical device. The multi-joint arm is configured to controllably displace at least one of a plurality of joints of the multi-joint arm while the spatial position and the pointing direction of the medical device are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Matsuda, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Atsushi Miyamoto, Wataru Kokubo
  • Patent number: 10731770
    Abstract: An actuator includes a rod, an electric motor to generate a rotational driving force on supply of electricity, an output shaft to output the rotational driving force of the electric motor to the rod, a feed screw mechanism, and a rotation prevention mechanism. The feed screw mechanism includes a female screw portion formed on one of the output shaft and the rod, and a male screw portion formed on the other to mesh with the female screw portion. The rotation prevention mechanism is configured to regulate rotation of the rod caused by the rotational driving force of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawase, Yukikatsu Ozaki, Mikio Matsuda, Tetsuya Itou, Sadahisa Onimaru, Hiroki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10717049
    Abstract: A membrane element includes a central pipe having, in its outer periphery, holes; a membrane wound body in which a membrane member is wound on the central pipe; end members arranged, respectively, at both ends of the membrane wound body; and an exterior member fitted to at least an outer periphery of the membrane wound body. In this element, the exterior member includes a fiber reinforced resin having a reinforcing fiber wound on the outer periphery of the membrane wound body; the end members each includes flexible portions extended from a main body toward the membrane wound body; and the reinforcing fiber is wound also onto an outer periphery of the flexible portions in a state that the flexible portions are deformed toward an outer peripheral surface of the membrane wound body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuda, Shinichi Chikura, Yasuhiro Uda
  • Publication number: 20200208657
    Abstract: Provided is an electric work vehicle having a simple configuration, yet allowing a hydraulic cylinder to function appropriately even in a low-temperature environment. An electric work vehicle includes a first hydraulic cylinder, a second hydraulic cylinder and a third hydraulic cylinder and includes also a hydraulic system for feeding work oil to these hydraulic cylinders and a traveling motor. The hydraulic system includes an oil heating circuit for heating the work oil using heat generated from the traveling motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Uemura, Hirokazu Ito, Yasuhiro Manji, Kazuaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10675106
    Abstract: A robot arm apparatus is provided and includes: an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit; and a driving control unit that drives the arm unit by controlling driving of the joint unit. If a malfunction is detected in at least one of the joint unit, the driving control unit controls the driving of the joint unit in a state in which a certain restriction is imposed on motion of the arm unit, and drives the arm unit to avoid the malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Takara Kasai, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Yohei Kuroda, Wataru Kokubo, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10668625
    Abstract: A robot arm apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: one or a plurality of a joint unit that joins a plurality of links constituting a multi-link structure; an acquisition unit that acquires an on-screen enlargement factor of a subject imaged by an imaging unit attached to the multi-link structure; and a driving control unit that controls driving of the joint unit based on a state of the joint unit and the enlargement factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yohei Kuroda, Takara Kasai, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200146762
    Abstract: There is provided is a robot arm apparatus including an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit, the arm unit being connectable to an imaging unit; and a drive control unit that controls driving of the arm unit by causing each joint unit to be driven cooperatively. The drive control unit uses relative position information of a reference position with respect to the arm unit, the relative position information being based on a state of the arm unit and distance information about a distance between the imaging unit and the reference position, to control the driving of the arm unit in a manner that the reference position is positioned on an optical axis of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: TAKARA KASAI, YASUHISA KAMIKAWA, YOHEI KURODA, WATARU KOKUBO, TOSHIMITSU TSUBOI, TETSUHARU FUKUSHIMA, YASUHIRO MATSUDA, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200129265
    Abstract: To realize torque control based on an estimated external force and to cope with more various situations. Provided is a medical support arm system including: a support arm that is a multilink structure having a plurality of links connected by a joint unit including an actuator, and configured to support a medical unit; and a control device including an external force estimation unit configured to estimate an external force acting on the joint unit on the basis of a drive characteristic of the actuator, and a joint control unit configured to control drive of the joint unit on the basis of an external torque estimated by the external force estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: YASUHIRO MATSUDA, FUMIYASU SUZUKI, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO, YOHEI KURODA, KENICHIRO NAGASAKA
  • Patent number: 10602660
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes an inverter circuit (42) configured to provide electric current to a traveling motor unit (21, 22) based on an inverter drive signal, a target signal generation unit (51) configured to generate a control target signal for the inverter circuit (42) based on an operation detection signal, an inverter drive signal generation section (41) configured to generate an inverter drive signal based on the control target signal and output the inverter drive signal to the inverter circuit (42), a trouble detection section (53) configured to detect a vehicle trouble based on a state detection signal, and a signal superposition section (56) configured to superpose a pulsatory signal on the control target signal if the trouble detection section (53) detects a vehicle trouble and output a resultant superposed control target signal to the inverter drive signal generation section (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Manji, Katsuhiko Uemura, Kazuaki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200066057
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit storing feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects; an environment map building unit for building an environment map based on an input image obtained by imaging a real space and the feature data, the environment map representing a position of a physical object present in the real space; a control unit for acquiring procedure data for a set of procedures of operation to be performed in the real space, the procedure data defining a correspondence between a direction for each procedure and position information designating a position at which the direction is to be displayed; and a superimposing unit for generating an output image by superimposing the direction for each procedure at a position in the input image determined based on the environment map and the position information, using the procedure data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTO, Masaki FUKUCHI, Kenichirou OOI, Jingjing GUO, Kouichi MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200060523
    Abstract: Provision of a technology for controlling an arm to maintain hand-eye coordination is desirable in a case of using the arm for supporting an oblique-viewing endoscope. Provided is a medical support arm system including an articulated arm configured to support a scope that acquires an image of an observation target in an operation field, and a control unit configured to control the articulated arm on the basis of a relationship between a real link corresponding to a lens barrel axis of the scope and a virtual link corresponding to an optical axis of the scope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kenichiro NAGASAKA, Masaru USUI, Yohei KURODA, Daisuke NAGAO, Jun ARAI, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10562533
    Abstract: A bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that controls a transmission unit and a motor in accordance with a shift request that changes the transmission ratio. If the transmission ratio is changed in multiple steps in accordance with the shift request, then the electronic control unit selectively executes one of first and second shifting operations. In the first shifting operation, the output of the motor is limited and the transmission unit is operated to reach a requested transmission ratio that corresponds to the shift request. In the second shifting operation, the output of the motor is limited and the transmission unit is operated to reach an intermediate transmission ratio of the requested transmission ratio, and after the electronic control unit temporarily reduces the limitation on the output of the motor, the electronic control unit again limits the output of the motor and operates the transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tsuchizawa, Hiroshi Matsuda, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Takuya Katsuki
  • Patent number: 10561469
    Abstract: There is provided a robot arm apparatus including an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit, the arm unit being connectable to an imaging unit; and a drive control unit that controls driving of the arm unit by causing each joint unit to be driven cooperatively. The drive control unit uses relative position information of a reference position with respect to the arm unit, the relative position information being based on a state of the arm unit and distance information about a distance between the imaging unit and the reference position, to control the driving of the arm unit in a manner that the reference position is positioned on an optical axis of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takara Kasai, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Yohei Kuroda, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10556345
    Abstract: A robot arm apparatus including: an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined by one or a plurality of joint units, the arm unit is connectable to an imaging unit. An internal model including at least geometric information of the arm unit and focus position information of the imaging unit is updated based on internal model information acquired in a state in which the imaging unit is pointed at a reference point in a real space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Takara Kasai, Yohei Kuroda, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10538166
    Abstract: A portable charger device 200 includes a charger device side battery 3, a first charging control section 31 for non-quick charging of the charger device side battery 3 by power supply from an external power source 8, and a second charging control section 32 for quick charging of a vehicle side battery 4 mounted on an electric vehicle 100 by power supply from the charger device side battery 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ito, Yasuhiro Manji, Kazuaki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200017166
    Abstract: A bicycle controller controls a motor in accordance with the riding environment of a bicycle. The bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that is configured to control a motor that assists in propulsion of a bicycle in accordance with operation of an operation unit provided on the bicycle. The electronic control unit is further configured to change an increasing speed of an output torque of the motor in accordance with at least one of an inclination angle of the bicycle and a change amount of the inclination angle of the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SHAHANA, Yasuhiro TSUCHIZAWA, Hiroshi MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200017165
    Abstract: A bicycle controller controls a motor in accordance with the riding environment of a bicycle. The bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that is configured to control a motor that assists in propulsion of a bicycle in accordance with a manual driving force. The electronic control unit is further configured to control an output torque of the motor to be less than or equal to a predetermined torque. The predetermined torque is changed in accordance with an inclination angle of the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SHAHANA, Yasuhiro TSUCHIZAWA, Hiroshi MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200017167
    Abstract: A bicycle controller controls a motor in accordance with the riding environment of a bicycle. The bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that is configured to control a motor that assists in propulsion of a bicycle in accordance with a manual driving force. The electronic control unit is further configured to set a response speed of the motor with respect to a change in the manual driving force input to the bicycle for a case within a predetermined period from a time at which the bicycle starts to travel to be different from the response speed for a case in which the predetermined period has elapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SHAHANA, Yasuhiro TSUCHIZAWA, Hiroshi MATSUDA