Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Ochiishi

Yoshinori Ochiishi 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: 11338452
    Abstract: A method of handling a wire harness that can automate a task of picking up and transporting the wire harness including a plurality of connectors and a wire member by gripping the plurality of connectors. In the method, positions of the plurality of connectors of the wire harness being placed apart from the robot hand are acquired, the robot hand is positioned such that the first connector is in the range of the first gripper based on the acquired position of the first connector, the first gripper is moved and the first connector is gripped and picked up by the first gripper, then, the robot hand is positioned such that the second connector is in the motion range of the second gripper based on the acquired position of the second connector, and the second gripper is moved and the second connector is gripped and picked up by the second gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Patent number: 11053088
    Abstract: A hand includes a plurality of first gripping members which move relative to each other, a first drive unit configured to move the plurality of first gripping members in a first opening and closing direction to bring the plurality of first gripping members close to each other or separate them from each other, a plurality of second gripping members which move relative to each other independently from the plurality of first gripping members, a second drive unit configured to move the plurality of second gripping members in a second opening and closing direction to bring the plurality of second gripping members close to each other or separate them from each other, and a third drive unit configured to move the plurality of first gripping members relative to the plurality of second gripping members in a third direction intersecting the first and second opening and closing directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ochiishi, Kenshou Ishimoto
  • Publication number: 20200180878
    Abstract: A hand includes a plurality of first gripping members which move relative to each other, a first drive unit configured to move the plurality of first gripping members in a first opening and closing direction to bring the plurality of first gripping members close to each other or separate them from each other, a plurality of second gripping members which move relative to each other independently from the plurality of first gripping members, a second drive unit configured to move the plurality of second gripping members in a second opening and closing direction to bring the plurality of second gripping members close to each other or separate them from each other, and a third drive unit configured to move the plurality of first gripping members relative to the plurality of second gripping members in a third direction intersecting the first and second opening and closing directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ochiishi, Kenshou Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 10527844
    Abstract: A camera cover device includes a casing accommodating a camera that acquires an image or a video and having an opening in front of a lens of the camera; a cover capable of opening and closing the opening of the casing; an air cylinder that drives the cover in opening and closing directions; and a purge mechanism that supplies air at least to a closed space formed between the lens of the camera and the cover when the cover is closed so as to set the pressure in the closed space higher than the pressure outside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20190329425
    Abstract: A method of handling a wire harness that can automate a task of picking up and transporting the wire harness including a plurality of connectors and a wire member by gripping the plurality of connectors. In the method, positions of the plurality of connectors of the wire harness being placed apart from the robot hand are acquired, the robot hand is positioned such that the first connector is in the range of the first gripper based on the acquired position of the first connector, the first gripper is moved and the first connector is gripped and picked up by the first gripper, then, the robot hand is positioned such that the second connector is in the motion range of the second gripper based on the acquired position of the second connector, and the second gripper is moved and the second connector is gripped and picked up by the second gripper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Patent number: 10343282
    Abstract: A method able to easily fit a movable shaft part in the corresponding hole. The method includes grasping the base part by the robot and arranging the base part at vertically upward of the top face of the female component so that the plurality of shaft parts are suspended from the base part, moving the base part downward by the robot, and, if a tip end (106c) of at least one shaft part is not inserted into the hole so as to butt against the top face of the female component when moving the base part vertically downward by the robot, moving each of portions of the base part, from which the shaft parts are suspended, in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youhei Nakada, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Patent number: 10300604
    Abstract: A gripping apparatus is configured to grip an object by a claw. The gripping apparatus includes an electric circuit passing through a first claw body, the object, and a second claw body, and a conduction judgment part for judging as to whether or not the electric circuit is electrically conductive. The electric circuit is shut off by a protective member, which protects the object, but becomes electrically conductive when the claw bodies and the object are in direct contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Patent number: 10197461
    Abstract: Provided is a cutting device that prevents a variation of shocks or impacts applied to a substrate during a cutting operation. The cutting device includes a pressing part; a cutting part disposed so as to move with respect to the pressing part so as to contact the substrate on an opposite side of the pressing part to thereby sandwich the substrate between the cutting part and the pressing part to shear the substrate; a first force generation part for generating pressing force to press the pressing part against the substrate; and a first adjustment part for adjusting the pressing force in response to the force applied from the substrate to the pressing part when the pressing part presses the substrate with the first force generation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20180364476
    Abstract: A camera cover device includes a casing accommodating a camera that acquires an image or a video and having an opening in front of a lens of the camera; a cover capable of opening and closing the opening of the casing; an air cylinder that drives the cover in opening and closing directions; and a purge mechanism that supplies air at least to a closed space formed between the lens of the camera and the cover when the cover is closed so as to set the pressure in the closed space higher than the pressure outside the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Yoshinori OCHIISHI
  • Patent number: 10040203
    Abstract: A robot hand includes: a first movable member including a first pushing surface pushed against a first surface of a workpiece and a second pushing surface pushed against a second surface of the workpiece, intersecting the first surface, supported in a manner capable of moving in a first direction perpendicular to the first pushing surface, a second movable member supported by the first movable member in a manner capable of relatively moving in a second direction intersecting a movement direction of the first movable member, a third pushing surface pushed against a third surface facing the second surface, an actuator for pressing the first and the second movable members in the first direction, and a pressing force conversion mechanism converting a part of the pressing force generated by the actuator into a pressing force in a direction of moving the second movable member relative to the first movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Patent number: 10016890
    Abstract: A robot traveling system, which enables sufficient space to be secured by a machine that is installed along a rail. The robot traveling system is provided with a rail, a carriage which can move along the rail and which supports a robot, a drive mechanism which drives the carriage, and a cable track which houses a cable which has a connecting end which is connected to the robot and is laid at the bottom side of the rail along that rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ochiishi, Masaru Oda
  • Publication number: 20180178396
    Abstract: A robot hand includes: a first movable member including a first pushing surface pushed against a first surface of a workpiece and a second pushing surface pushed against a second surface of the workpiece, intersecting the first surface, supported in a manner capable of moving in a first direction perpendicular to the first pushing surface, a second movable member supported by the first movable member in a manner capable of relatively moving in a second direction intersecting a movement direction of the first movable member, a third pushing surface pushed against a third surface facing the second surface, an actuator for pressing the first and the second movable members in the first direction, and a pressing force conversion mechanism converting a part of the pressing force generated by the actuator into a pressing force in a direction of moving the second movable member relative to the first movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori OCHIISHI
  • Patent number: 9849597
    Abstract: A suction-type hand according to the present invention includes a base part, a plurality of linear drive devices successively arranged in the base part, a plurality of link parts, which are each connected to the corresponding one of movable parts of the linear drive devices and which are moved closer to or moved away from the base part in response to the movement of the movable parts, a plurality of joint parts for connecting the plurality of link parts in series, and rotatably supporting the link parts, and a plurality of suction parts for drawing and holding a workpiece, which are each supported by the corresponding one of the plurality of link parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mukou, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20170129109
    Abstract: A suction-type hand according to the present invention includes a base part, a plurality of linear drive devices successively arranged in the base part, a plurality of link parts, which are each connected to the corresponding one of movable parts of the linear drive devices and which are moved closer to or moved away from the base part in response to the movement of the movable parts, a plurality of joint parts for connecting the plurality of link parts in series, and rotatably supporting the link parts, and a plurality of suction parts for drawing and holding a workpiece, which are each supported by the corresponding one of the plurality of link parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mukou, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20170129104
    Abstract: A method able to easily fit a movable shaft part in the corresponding hole. The method includes grasping the base part by the robot and arranging the base part at vertically upward of the top face of the female component so that the plurality of shaft parts are suspended from the base part, moving the base part downward by the robot, and, if a tip end (106c) of at least one shaft part is not inserted into the hole so as to butt against the top face of the female component when moving the base part vertically downward by the robot, moving each of portions of the base part, from which the shaft parts are suspended, in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youhei Nakada, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20160339588
    Abstract: A gripping apparatus is configured to grip an object by a claw. The gripping apparatus includes an electric circuit passing through a first claw body, the object, and a second claw body, and a conduction judgment part for judging as to whether or not the electric circuit is electrically conductive. The electric circuit is shut off by a protective member, which protects the object, but becomes electrically conductive when the claw bodies and the object are in direct contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshinori OCHIISHI
  • Patent number: 9381651
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a suction unit capable of sucking an object and a transfer unit moving the suction unit. The suction unit includes a base member; a plurality of nozzles provided for a plurality of types of objects; a housing room formation unit attached to the base member, forming a housing room for housing the other end portion side of the plurality of nozzles, and including a sealing unit facing air outlets; a negative pressure generation unit generating negative pressure inside the housing room; and a drive unit driving the plurality of nozzles such that the air outlet of a nozzle selected from the plurality of nozzles in accordance with a type of the object is separated from the sealing unit, and the air outlet of a non-selected nozzle is bumped against the sealing unit to be sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20160103029
    Abstract: Provided is a cutting device that prevents a variation of shocks or impacts applied to a substrate during a cutting operation. The cutting device includes a pressing part; a cutting part disposed so as to move with respect to the pressing part so as to contact the substrate on an opposite side of the pressing part to thereby sandwich the substrate between the cutting part and the pressing part to shear the substrate; a first force generation part for generating pressing force to press the pressing part against the substrate; and a first adjustment part for adjusting the pressing force in response to the force applied from the substrate to the pressing part when the pressing part presses the substrate with the first force generation part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Yoshinori Ochiishi
  • Publication number: 20150231781
    Abstract: A robot traveling system, which enables sufficient space to be secured by a machine that is installed along a rail. The robot traveling system is provided with a rail, a carriage which can move along the rail and which supports a robot, a drive mechanism which drives the carriage, and a cable track which houses a cable which has a connecting end which is connected to the robot and is laid at the bottom side of the rail along that rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ochiishi, Masaru Oda
  • Publication number: 20150016933
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a suction unit capable of sucking an object and a transfer unit moving the suction unit. The suction unit includes a base member; a plurality of nozzles provided for a plurality of types of objects; a housing room formation unit attached to the base member, forming a housing room for housing the other end portion side of the plurality of nozzles, and including a sealing unit facing air outlets; a negative pressure generation unit generating negative pressure inside the housing room; and a drive unit driving the plurality of nozzles such that the air outlet of a nozzle selected from the plurality of nozzles in accordance with a type of the object is separated from the sealing unit, and the air outlet of a non-selected nozzle is bumped against the sealing unit to be sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ochiishi