Patents by Inventor Yoshihiko Maruyama

Yoshihiko Maruyama 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 10199064
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium which is capable of effectively preventing a surface thereof from being contaminated, and is capable of preventing a contaminant thereon from adhering (being transferred) to a magnetic head, and a magnetic recording and reproducing apparatus including the magnetic recording medium are provided, A carbon protective layer of the magnetic recording medium is nitrided, and as a lubricant a compound A expressed by the following General Formula (1) and a compound B expressed by the following General Formula (2) are mixed and used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Maruyama, Selvaraj Aanandha, Yuan Ai Khoo, Satoru Nakamura, Hiromitsu Tanuma, Eishin Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20160240219
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium which is capable of effectively preventing a surface thereof from being contaminated, and is capable of preventing a contaminant thereon from adhering (being transferred) to a magnetic head, and a magnetic recording and reproducing apparatus including the magnetic recording medium are provided, A carbon protective layer of the magnetic recording medium is nitrided, and as a lubricant a compound A expressed by the following General Formula (1) and a compound B expressed by the following General Formula (2) are mixed and used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko MARUYAMA, Selvaraj AANANDHA, Yuan Ai KHOO, Satoru NAKAMURA, Hiromitsu TANUMA, Eishin YAMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20120002323
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for inspecting a magnetic recording medium in which the adhesion (transfer) of contaminants or corrosive materials to a magnetic head can be prevented. Specifically disclosed is a method for inspecting a magnetic recording medium including a non-magnetic substrate and additionally comprising at least a magnetic layer, a protective layer and a lubricant layer all provided on the non-magnetic substrate. The method is characterized by including exposing the magnetic recording medium to an atmosphere containing a siloxane and determining the resistance of the magnetic recording medium against environmental substances based on the amount of the siloxane attached to the surface of the magnetic recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Junya Kato, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7899352
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention provides a charging control device of a color image forming apparatus, and the charging control device can properly control a charging potential of an image bearing body such that fog and uneven density are not generated even in a low-temperature environment. The image forming apparatus includes a high-voltage generation circuit 91 which applies an oscillating voltage to the charging member 42 disposed in contact with an image bearing body 41, a direct-current voltage and an alternating-current voltage being superimposed to form the oscillating voltage; a current detection unit 92 which detects a direct current value passed from the charging member 42 to the image bearing body 41; and a voltage control unit 96 which controls the alternating-current voltage such that the detected direct-current value is maintained in a target current range. The image forming apparatus also includes an aging control unit 95 to perform running-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Tomiie, Shinki Miyaji, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7899348
    Abstract: A controller takes in a detection signal indicating the surface electrical potential of a photoconductive drum (7) from a surface electrical potential sensor (step #1), and determines whether the surface electrical potential is smaller than the predetermined threshold value (step #2). As a result, when the controller (6) determines that the surface electrical potential is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold value (NO in step #2), it uses the low print rate density patch to execute the density adjustments in accordance with the toner density and the developing bias associated with the density patch (step #3). When the controller (6) determines that the surface electrical potential is smaller than the predetermined threshold value (NO in step #1), it uses a high print rate density patch to execute the density adjustments in accordance with the toner density and the developing bias associated with the density patch (step #4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Maruyama, Keisuke Isoda
  • Patent number: 7756461
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a photosensitive drum (2), a transfer roller (5) above photosensitive drum (2), a transport line (14) that passes between photosensitive drum (2) and the transfer roller (5), a cleaning unit (6) below the transport line (14) and downstream of the photosensitive drum (2), and provided with a cleaning blade (11) and a polishing roller (10) to polish a surface of photosensitive drum (2), and rotation-direction selector (21) to selectively change a rotation direction of the polishing roller (10). The polishing roller (10) is above the cleaning blade (11) and rotationally upstream of photosensitive drum (2) relative to the cleaning blade (11). The rotation-direction selector (21) allows the polishing roller (10) to rotate in the same direction as the photosensitive drum (2) during a polishing mode for polishing the surface of photosensitive drum (2), and in a reverse direction at other times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Yojiro Sato, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7734212
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with a rotary image bearing member; a charging roller for charging the outer circumferential surface of the image bearing member by rotating in contact with the image bearing member; a brush roller for cleaning adhered matters on the outer circumferential surface of the charging roller by being held in contact with the charging roller due to its own weight and rotating; a driving mechanism for drivingly rotating the brush roller to have a linear velocity difference to the charging roller; and a moving mechanism for reciprocating the brush roller along the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Shinki Miyaji, Yoshihiko Maruyama, Koji Shin
  • Patent number: 7643765
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus charges the surface of a photosensitive member to a predetermined potential. A current detector detects a charging current when the charging bias is applied. A storage stores a target charging current value when the photosensitive member is charged to a required potential. A usage acquiring portion acquires information relating to usage of the charging roller. A bias corrector performs first and second corrections. The first correction compares a charging current value with a stored target charging current value and determines a new charging bias based on the comparison. The second correction determines whether usage of the charging roller is a predetermined first amount or a greater amount based on acquired usage information, and when the usage is the greater amount, changes the target charging current value in accordance with the usage amount and obtains a new charging bias based on the changed target charging current value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Shinki Miyaji, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7590365
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus uses a charging roller to charge the surface of a photosensitive member to a predetermined potential. A current detector detects charging current when the charging bias is applied. A bias corrector corrects the charging bias and a storage stores a target charging current value when the photosensitive member is charged to a required potential. The bias corrector performs two corrections. The first correction compares a charging current value with a stored target charging current value, and determines a new bias based on the comparison. The second correction determines whether the bias obtained by the first correction is at a predetermined level or a higher level, and when the corrected charging bias is at the higher level, changes the target charging current value in accordance with the corrected charging bias and obtains a new charging bias on the basis of the changed target charging current value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Shinki Miyaji, Yoshihiko Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20080304853
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention provides a charging control device of a color image forming apparatus, and the charging control device can properly control a charging potential of an image bearing body such that fog and uneven density are not generated even in a low-temperature environment. The image forming apparatus includes a high-voltage generation circuit 91 which applies an oscillating voltage to the charging member 42 disposed in contact with an image bearing body 41, a direct-current voltage and an alternating-current voltage being superimposed to form the oscillating voltage; a current detection unit 92 which detects a direct current value passed from the charging member 42 to the image bearing body 41; and a voltage control unit 96 which controls the alternating-current voltage such that the detected direct-current value is maintained in a target current range. The image forming apparatus also includes an aging control unit 95 to perform running-in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Norio Tomiie, Shinki Miyaji, Yoshihiko Maruyama