Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Takagi

Yoshiaki Takagi 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: 20220274777
    Abstract: A rack includes a pair of first rail portions extending in a depth direction for supporting protrusions, a pair of first gradient portions inclining downward toward a front surface of the rack, a pair of second rail portions facing the pair of the first rail portions, and a pair of second gradient portions inclining upward toward the front surface of the rack. A transport robot includes a top plate on which an object is placed, an elevating portion that raises and lowers the top plate, one or more load sensors provided on the top plate, and a control unit for controlling the elevating portion based on measurement results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Junya OTA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220270030
    Abstract: A shelf inventory management system includes: a shelf installed in a house; a sensor that detects that an article is taken out from the shelf; a management unit that manages an inventory status of the article stored in the shelf, based on a detection result of the sensor; and a terminal for notifying a user of information related to the article stored in the shelf. The management unit stores, for each user, a taken out amount of each health-related product a consumption amount of which affects health, of the article stored in the shelf, and is able to output the taken out amount of each health-related product to the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Junya OTA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220267091
    Abstract: A transport system includes a transport robot configured to transport an item picked up from a shelving unit or to be stored into the shelving unit, wherein: the transport robot includes a placing table on which the item is to be placed, and a lifting mechanism configured to lift and lower the placing table; and the placing table includes an engaging portion configured to engage with the shelving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Junya Ota, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura, Yutaro Takagi, Yoshiaki Nakamoto
  • Publication number: 20220270031
    Abstract: A shelf inventory management system includes: a shelf including storage boxes that is each identified; a first sensor that detects a mass change of the storage boxes; a management unit that manages an inventory of an article stored in each storage box, based on a detection result of the first sensor; and a terminal for notifying a user of information related to the article stored in each storage box. The management unit stores the article stored in each storage box and an expiration date related to consumption of the article in association with each other, and outputs to the terminal reminder information for notifying that the expiration date of the article is approaching, when a period until the expiration date of the article not detected by the first sensor falls below a predetermined standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta ITOZAWA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220270029
    Abstract: A shelf inventory management system according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a shelf including a plurality of storage boxes, each of which is identified; a mass sensor that detects a mass change of the storage boxes; and a management unit that manages an inventory of articles stored in each of the storage boxes. The management unit determines an article taken out from any of the storage boxes, based on the mass change detected by the mass sensor. The shelf inventory management system further includes a sorting robot that sorts purchased articles into the storage boxes. The management unit controls the sorting robot such that the sorting robot stores different kinds of articles having the same mass in separate storage boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta Itozawa, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Hirotaka Komura, Yutaro Takagi, Yoshiaki Nakamoto, Junya Ota
  • Publication number: 20220261751
    Abstract: A management system manages the placement of an order for consumed goods based on a delivery period. The management system includes a prediction unit configured to predict a consumption completion period, which is a period from the start to the completion of consumption of a predetermined quantity of goods, based on a consumption history of the goods and a determination unit configured to determine whether the delivery period needs to be changed based on the prediction result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hirotaka KOMURA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220250837
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in an up-down direction; and a lock mechanism that locks returnable containers each housed while being supported so as to be slidable along one pair of supports. The casing of the rack is divided into N rows by (N?1) partition plates, with the M pairs of supports provided in each row, to be able to house a maximum of (M×N) returnable containers. The lock mechanism is provided in each of the (N?1) partition plates so as to extend through the partition plate and correspond to each tier, and simultaneously locks two returnable containers that are housed adjacent to each other on one side and the other side of the partition plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220251881
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M (an integer not less than three) pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in a predetermined direction (a height direction or a left-right direction); and a lock mechanism. The rack can house all returnable containers of one or more prespecified sizes along the respective pairs of supports. The lock mechanism includes N (an integer not less than two and meeting N<M?2N?1) shafts that are movable in the predetermined direction. Branches are provided on the shafts such that a combination of engagement and disengagement between the branches and holes provided in protrusions of the returnable container is different in each of the returnable containers housed on the respective M pairs of supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220251882
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in a predetermined direction; and a lock mechanism that locks returnable containers housed while being supported so as to be slidable along the respective M pairs of supports. The lock mechanism has M rotary lock main bodies that are respectively provided at the M pairs of supports and each unlock at a predetermined rotation angle, and a coupling member that couples the M rotary lock main bodies to one another and allows them to rotate in conjunction with one another. The predetermined rotation angle for unlocking is different for each of the M rotary lock main bodies, and the M rotary lock main bodies are driven to rotate by a single driving source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220250669
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in a predetermined direction; and a lock mechanism. The rack can house all returnable containers of one or more prespecified sizes along the respective pairs of supports. The M pairs of supports are arrayed in N rows in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction. The lock mechanism is configured such that moving first and second shafts that are provided for the respective rows and for the respective tiers, respectively, so as to be movable in the predetermined direction can switch between engagement and disengagement between branches of the first and second shafts and first and second holes, respectively, of the returnable containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220242663
    Abstract: A control device for a conveyance robot including a telescopic portion which is extensible in a height direction is provided. The control device includes an estimation unit configured to estimate a natural frequency of the conveyance robot according to an amount of extension of the telescopic portion and a control unit configured to control a drive mechanism of the conveyance robot such that the natural frequency of the conveyance robot and an angular frequency of a vibration generating portion when the conveyance robot operates do not match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya OTA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220241966
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a detection system used in a case where a transport robot transports a package in a state where the package in which an opening portion of a container is closed by a lid is placed on a placing portion of the transport robot. The detection system is configured to detect that the lid is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaro Takagi, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura, Yoshiaki Nakamoto, Junya Ota
  • Publication number: 20220234828
    Abstract: An opening-closing control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is a device that controls opening and closing of a plurality of doors of an accommodating portion when a robot executes a task of loading or unloading an object to and from the accommodating portion. The opening-closing control device includes a door opening information acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a door to be opened in order to execute the task; and a control unit that controls, based the on the information indicating the door to be opened in order to execute the task, a lock unit that is arranged corresponding to each of the plurality of doors and that is configured to restrict a door other than the door to be opened in order to execute the task in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta ITOZAWA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220237394
    Abstract: A detection system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of proximity sensors provided in a mounting portion of a transport robot; an information acquisition unit that is provided in the mounting portion of the transport robot and that acquires information from an integrated circuit (IC) tag provided in a standard object; and an estimation unit that estimates a placement status of the standard object based on detection results of the proximity sensors and an acquisition result of the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaro TAKAGI, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220234826
    Abstract: An opening-closing control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is an opening-closing control device of a door of an accommodating portion to and from which a robot loads and unloads an object, in which the opening-closing control device includes: a state acquisition unit that acquires a state of the robot; and a control unit that controls a drive unit of the door for opening and closing the door based on the state of the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaro TAKAGI, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220227576
    Abstract: A trash box is a trash box including a trash box main body in which trash is accommodated. A top surface or a side surface of the trash box main body includes an input port via which the trash is put into the trash box main body. A bottom surface of the trash box main body includes an opening-closing portion. The trash box main body is placed such that the opening-closing portion faces a reference plane that is a floor face or ground. The trash box main body is changeable in height from the reference plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Junya OTA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11376328
    Abstract: Provided is a pharmaceutical composition in which the solubility and/or dissolution properties of a poorly-soluble drug can be improved. The pharmaceutical composition comprises a poorly-soluble drug, and polyvinyl alcohol having a saponification degree of 63 mol % or more and 67 mol % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Takatsune Yoshida, Hiroyuki Kojima, Yoshiaki Umemoto, Sachie Namiki, Akira Takagi, Ken Shimada
  • Publication number: 20220203529
    Abstract: A control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a completion time calculation unit that calculates the time a task is completed; a position acquisition unit that acquires position information of a user; an arrival time calculation unit that calculates the time the user arrives; an execution time acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a time slot for causing a robot to execute the task; a determination unit that determines whether the task is completed by the time the user arrives; and a control unit that controls the robot based on a determination result of the determination unit or the time slot for causing the robot to execute the task. The execution time acquisition unit acquires information indicating the time slot for causing the robot to execute the task for each robot of a plurality of robots or for each task of a plurality of tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Junya OTA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220203527
    Abstract: A control device according to an aspect of the present disclosure is a control device for a robot that operates in a facility used by a user, and includes a detection information acquisition unit that acquires detection information of the user who is present in a preset area of the facility, and a control unit that controls the robot such that the robot operates at a speed equal to or lower than a set maximum operation speed based on the detection information of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka KOMURA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220207590
    Abstract: A management system manages automatic ordering of a consumable product. The management system includes: a first acquisition unit that acquires information about an allowable timing of arrival of a target consumable product; a second acquisition unit that acquires information about a delivery timing or an order timing of another article other than the target consumable product; and a determination unit that determines a delivery timing or an order timing of the target consumable product such that the allowable timing is satisfied and the number of times of delivery of the target consumable product and the other article is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaro Takagi, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura, Yoshiaki Nakamoto, Junya Ota