Patents by Inventor Yoshifumi Tanimoto

Yoshifumi Tanimoto 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: 11412183
    Abstract: A management server, which facilitates search for information, includes storages, a network interface, and a processor. The network interface performs communication with an external device. The processor is configured or programmed to perform a process of associating monitoring target information, sensor information, and time information, with one another to be stored in the storage. Further, the processor is configured or programmed to perform a process of receiving designation information from a host controller, and combining the monitoring target information corresponding to the obtained designation information with the sensor information associated with the monitoring target information to generate combined information and output the combined information to the host controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20220164777
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a facility in an automatic warehouse system by using a maintenance terminal at a maintenance base includes generating a workplace image showing the automatic warehouse system, acquiring access information, generating a composite image by associating an object in the workplace image with the access information to access the corresponding facility, outputting the composite image to the maintenance terminal, receiving a selection of the object, and establishing a communication session between the corresponding facility and the maintenance terminal by using the access information associated to the selected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventor: Yoshifumi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220147304
    Abstract: In sharing information about a facility at a workplace, to share information among users where the information is organized for each facility, a maintenance method executed by a maintenance server for maintaining facilities in an automatic warehouse system includes generating a workplace image showing the automatic warehouse system, collecting operation information about the facility from the automatic warehouse system, collecting maintenance information managed at a maintenance base from the maintenance base, generating a composite image by associating an object indicating the facility in the workplace image with the operation information and/or the maintenance information about the facility, and outputting the composite image to an operator terminal used by an operator using the facility in the automatic warehouse system, and to a maintenance terminal used by a maintainer maintaining the facility at the maintenance base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventor: Yoshifumi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210367811
    Abstract: A first gateway device and a second gateway device each includes a network interface, a storage device, and a controller. The network interface is connected to an apparatus to perform communication with the apparatus and external communication. The storage device stores a first apparatus list and/or a second apparatus list. In response to receiving a connection request to the apparatus, the controller sends the connection request to the apparatus. In response to receiving a connection request to itself, the controller exchanges the first apparatus list and the second apparatus list with the other gateway device. In response to receiving data directed to an address included in the apparatus list, the controller transfers the received data to the apparatus assigned with the address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshifumi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200389626
    Abstract: A management server, which facilitates search for information, includes storages, a network interface, and a processor. The network interface performs communication with an external device. The processor is configured or programmed to perform a process of associating monitoring target information, sensor information, and time information, with one another to be stored in the storage. Further, the processor is configured or programmed to perform a process of receiving designation information from a host controller, and combining the monitoring target information corresponding to the obtained designation information with the sensor information associated with the monitoring target information to generate combined information and output the combined information to the host controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshifumi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190273764
    Abstract: A relay server includes a network interface, a storage, and a controller. The network interface communicates with a user terminal and a device. The storage stores login information. When the user terminal performs a login, the controller transmits to the user terminal a device list including an identified sub ID. When receiving a connection request from the user terminal, the controller establishes, when a device to which a connection is requested is logged in, a communication session between the device and the user terminal. When the device to which a connection is requested is not logged in, the controller causes the device to log in and, after the device is logged in, establishes a communication session between the device and the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshifumi TANIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10091704
    Abstract: A radio communication system includes a first radio base station including a terminal communicator which communicates with a radio terminal and a connection timing controller which starts waiting for connection in station-to-station communication when the terminal communicator has established a communication link with the radio terminal, a second radio base station including a connector which, upon detecting the base station waiting for connection in station-to-station communication, establishes connection with the base station in the station-to-station communication and a connection timing controller which, when the connector has detected the base station, starts waiting for connection in station-to-station communication, and a third radio base station including a connector which, upon detecting the base station waiting for connection in station-to-station communication, establishes connection with the second base station in the station-to-station communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Hiromi, Yoshifumi Tanimoto, Kazutoshi Takata, Tetsuya Kuwana
  • Patent number: 10068788
    Abstract: A communication device includes a communicator that performs communication via a network, IO ports that connect with a manufacturing apparatus, a packet monitor that monitors, via the communicator, packet data communicated to and from the manufacturing apparatus via the network, an IO monitor that monitors states of the IO ports, and a controller configured or programmed to transmit monitoring information to a transportation apparatus via the communicator, the transportation apparatus transporting a processing target, and the monitoring information being obtained through the monitoring performed by the packet monitor and the IO monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9880963
    Abstract: A communication device includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a LAN, and IO ports connectable to a manufacturing apparatus, and a controller. The IO ports are configured and/or programmed to exchange ON/OFF signals including multiple bits with the manufacturing apparatus. The controller is configured and/or programmed to receive communication requests from communication destinations via the LAN, store network addresses of communication destinations and IO port designations, change a value of the ON/OFF signals of designated IO ports in accordance with requests from communication destinations, and transmit the ON/OFF signals of designated IO ports to communication destinations via the communication unit and the LAN in accordance with requests from the communication destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Tanimoto, Katsutoshi Daikoku
  • Publication number: 20170273001
    Abstract: A radio communication system includes a first radio base station including a terminal communicator which communicates with a radio terminal and a connection timing controller which starts waiting for connection in station-to-station communication when the terminal communicator has established a communication link with the radio terminal, a second radio base station including a connector which, upon detecting the base station waiting for connection in station-to-station communication, establishes connection with the base station in the station-to-station communication and a connection timing controller which, when the connector has detected the base station, starts waiting for connection in station-to-station communication, and a third radio base station including a connector which, upon detecting the base station waiting for connection in station-to-station communication, establishes connection with the second base station in the station-to-station communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Akinori HIROMI, Yoshifumi TANIMOTO, Kazutoshi TAKATA, Tetsuya KUWANA
  • Patent number: 9706012
    Abstract: In a relay communication system, if a request to perform a first remote operation on a first client terminal selected based on relay server information is received from a third client terminal, then a first relay server relays an operation event and image data, which are operation data of the first remote operation performed based on the first remote operation request, via an operation-performing session established between the second relay server and the first client terminal. If a monitoring request to monitor the first remote operation is received from a second client terminal, then the first relay server establishes a monitoring session with the second client terminal and transmits the operation data of the first remote operation via the monitoring session. As a result, a terminal other than the terminal that performs the remote operation or the terminal that undergoes the remote operation is capable of acquiring the content of the remote operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9596178
    Abstract: A relay server mainly includes a VPN group information storage unit, an address filter information storage unit, and a communication control unit. The VPN group information storage unit is arranged and programmed to store information concerning routing apparatuses that define a VPN group and a routing session. The address filter information storage unit is arranged and programmed to store address filter information in association with identification information of the routing apparatus. The communication control unit is arranged and programmed to perform controls of: upon detection of that an address included in the address filter information overlaps, causing a translated address to be associated with the overlapping address, and transmitting the translated address to another routing apparatus; and performing routing based on the address filter information and the translated address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9521012
    Abstract: A virtual network is dynamically created to construct a relay communication system. Between a first relay server and a second relay server, a VLAN device information sharing unit shares VLAN device information including interface information of client terminals capable of functioning as VLAN devices in a relay group. A VLAN group information creation unit edits the VLAN device information, thereby creating VLAN group information formed by grouping the client terminals indicated in the VLAN device information. A VLAN group information sharing unit shares the VLAN group information among the first relay server, the second relay server, the client terminal connected to the first relay server, and the client terminal connected to the second relay server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20160276192
    Abstract: A communication device includes a communicator that performs communication via a network, IO ports that connect with a manufacturing apparatus, a packet monitor that monitors, via the communicator, packet data communicated to and from the manufacturing apparatus via the network, an IO monitor that monitors states of the IO ports, and a controller configured or programmed to transmit monitoring information to a transportation apparatus via the communicator, the transportation apparatus transporting a processing target, and the monitoring information being obtained through the monitoring performed by the packet monitor and the IO monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshifumi TANIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9407529
    Abstract: A relay server includes a VPN group information storage unit, an address filter information storage unit, and a communication control unit. The VPN group information storage unit stores routing session information indicating identification information of routing apparatuses that define a VPN group and the routing apparatuses that are connected to one another. The address filter information storage unit stores address filter information, which indicates a partner that the routing apparatus is able to designate as a packet destination, in association with identification information of the routing apparatus. The communication control unit is programmed to perform a control to, when a VPN is started in the VPN group, update a content stored in the address filter information storage unit based on the address filter information received from the routing apparatus, and establish a routing session based on the routing session information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9385990
    Abstract: A relay server stores a first routing target address, and stores a second routing target address in association with a virtual address assigned to the second routing target address. The relay server exchanges address filter information with a relay server belonging to a selected VPN group, and establishes a routing session with the relay server. The relay server determines whether or not there is an overlap between the routing target addresses. Upon determination that there is an overlap, the relay server assigns a virtual address to the second routing target address. The relay server uses the virtual address to perform communication between the relay server itself and a first routing target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9380130
    Abstract: A virtual network is dynamically created when a relay communication system is constructed including a plurality of relay servers that are arranged to communicate with each other. In the relay communication system, the VLAN client terminals defining the VLAN group are allowed to share VLAN group information. In addition, a VLAN session is established between the activatable VLAN devices among the VLAN client terminals based on the VLAN group information, and the VLAN devices are allowed to share virtual address information created when the VLAN group is activated. The VLAN device sets the given virtual address in a VLAN interface of the VLAN device, and communicates with other VLAN device using the virtual address and VLAN session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9357012
    Abstract: A center terminal includes a target terminal list storing unit that registers a target terminal and an operator list storing that registers an operator ID and a password. Each of the maintenance terminal and the target terminal includes a center terminal information storing unit that registers a center terminal. The center terminal makes a connection job that associates a predetermined target terminal with the operator ID and registers the connection job to the center terminal. One of maintenance terminals receives the specific operator ID and the password from a connected client terminal and sends the center terminal an indication whether or not the maintenance terminal can log in to the center terminal, and, if the logging-in is granted, the maintenance terminal is configured to receive the connection job assigned to the operator ID from the center terminal and notify the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9344399
    Abstract: A relay server stores a routing apparatus belonging to a VPN group to which the relay server itself belongs, a second routing object address that is an address of the routing apparatus, and the like. The relay server stores a relationship of assignment of a virtual address to the second routing object address. The virtual address is an address that does not overlap with addresses of any other apparatuses. The relay server, upon receipt of a packet from a routing session, converts a source of the packet from an actual address into the virtual address and forwards the packet to a routing object device of the relay server itself. The relay server, upon receipt of a packet from the routing object device of the relay server itself, converts a destination of the packet from the virtual address into an actual address and forwards the packet to the routing session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9319484
    Abstract: A virtual network is dynamically created when a relay communication system is constructed including a plurality of relay servers that communicate with each other. In the relay communication system, VLAN client terminals which define a VLAN group share VLAN group information. In addition, a VLAN session is established between the VLAN devices as activatable VLAN client terminals among the VLAN client terminals based on the VLAN group information, and the VLAN devices are allowed to share virtual address information created when the VLAN group is activated. Furthermore, if the VLAN group has already been activated when instructed to activate the VLAN group, a join-in-progress signal to the VLAN group is transmitted to a join-in-progress VLAN client terminal as a transmission source of the activation instruction, and a VLAN session is established that is related to the join-in-progress VLAN client terminal and has not been established yet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto