Yuji Watanabe 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).
Abstract: To provide a tensioner that can keep the oil pressure in an oil pressure chamber stable and consistently generate suitable reaction force and damping force to impact loads to reduce looseness in the chain and noise. A piston is set such as to partition an inner space of a plunger into an adjustment space on the front side and the oil pressure chamber on the rear side, a piston restricting member restricting the movement of the piston toward the adjustment space. An oil relief mechanism is configured to cause the piston to move forward when oil pressure in the oil pressure chamber rises so as to discharge oil inside the oil pressure chamber to the outside. The piston restricting member has an orifice function that can control the amount of discharged oil.
Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (1) and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound useful as a nerve regeneration promoter wherein R1-L- is R1—OC(O)—, or the like, R1 is hydrogen atom, optionally-substituted C1-6 alkyl group, optionally-substituted 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl group, or the like, R2 is hydrogen atom or the like, Ring A is formula (2) or formula (3) wherein R3 is hydrogen atom, optionally-substituted C1-6 alkyl group, or the like, the part of X, Y, and Z is X?Y—Z, X—Y?Z, or X—Y—Z, X is nitrogen atom, NR4 (R4 is hydrogen atom, optionally-substituted C1-6 alkyl group, or the like), or the like, Y is carbon atom or the like, and Z is carbon atom, nitrogen atom or the like.
Abstract: A laminated body includes a glass substrate; and a laminated film installed on a surface of the glass substrate. The laminated film includes, from a side of the glass substrate, a first layer containing silicon nitride; a second layer containing silicon; and a third layer containing silicon nitride. A transmittance of visible light incident from the side of the glass substrate is greater than or equal to 10%. A surface resistance value measured from a side of the laminated film is greater than 200 ?/sq.
Abstract: To provide a fine nickel powder for an internal electrode paste of an electronic component, the nickel powder obtained by a wet method and having high crystallinity, excellent sintering characteristics, and heat-shrinking characteristics. The nickel powder is obtained by precipitating nickel by a reduction reaction in a reaction solution including at least water-soluble nickel salt, salt of metal nobler than nickel, hydrazine as a reducing agent, and alkali metal hydroxide as a pH adjusting agent and water; the reaction solution is prepared by mixing a nickel salt solution including the water-soluble nickel salt and the salt of metal nobler than nickel with a mixed reducing agent solution including hydrazine and alkali metal hydroxide; and the hydrazine is additionally added to the reaction solution after a reduction reaction initiates in the reaction solution.
Abstract: An autonomous movement system according to an embodiment is an autonomous movement system for autonomous movement in a facility, the autonomous movement system changing a movement speed for the autonomous movement depending on a cooperation mode, a connection mode and a caution mode, the cooperation mode being a mode of moving while acquiring position information inside a first range in cooperation with a facility camera, the first range being a range that the facility camera photographs to generate image data, the facility camera being fixed in the facility, the connection mode being a mode of moving inside a second range and outside the first range, the second range being a range in which connection with an access point is performed by wireless communication, the access point being fixed in the facility, the caution mode being a mode of moving outside the first range and outside the second range.
Abstract: A mobile robot receives first transmission information transmitted from a server device to manage the mobile robot in a state where wireless communication with the server device is possible, directly executes wireless communication with another mobile robot among the mobile robots and executes a reception process of receiving the first transmission information transmitted from the server device to manage the mobile robot from the other mobile robot in a case where wireless communication with the server device is not possible.
Abstract: A control system that controls opening-closing of a security gate which is provided in a facility in which a plurality of mobile robots travels autonomously is provided. The control system performs: receiving a passing-through reservation signal for passing through the security gate; and allowing a plurality of mobile robots to consecutively pass through the security gate while the security gate opens its gate once when passing-through reservation signals are received from the plurality of mobile robots.
Abstract: In a conveyance system, a conveyance object is conveyed by use of a plurality of mobile robots autonomously movable inside a facility. In a case where a blockade request event occurs in at least one area inside the facility, the conveyance system receives occurrence information transmitted from a facility management system configured to manage the facility and causes the mobile robots to execute an operation restriction to restrict operations of the mobile robots. In a case where a predetermined condition for the blockade request event is established after the mobile robots execute the operation restriction, the conveyance system reboots the mobile robots.
Abstract: In a robot control system, the operation of a mobile robot that moves autonomously inside a facility is controlled based at least on an image captured by a photographing device that photographs a blind area located at a blind angle to the mobile robot. When entry of the mobile robot into a predetermined area corresponding to the blind area is detected, the amount of information obtainable from an image captured by the photographing device is increased.
Abstract: Provided is a material having an excellent sound-absorbing performance which can be easily applied to the desired area at the operation site and which can effectively prevent sound leakage. The material includes an open-cell soft polyurethane foam prepared from a 2-part reactive urethane resin composition prepared from a polyisocyanate component and a polyol-containing component, wherein the polyol-containing component comprises a polyol component, catalysts, a foam stabilizer, an amine compound having primary or secondary amino groups, and carbon dioxide; wherein an average sound absorption coefficient of said polyurethane foam is 30% or more, measured in accordance with JIS A 1405-2:2007 for 63 hertz to 5000 hertz; and the length of liquid-dripping is within 300 mm.
Abstract: A robot control system according to an embodiment is a robot control system that controls a mobile robot configured to be able to move autonomously inside a facility. When the mobile robot moves from a first area inside the facility to a second area through a partition configured to be openable and closable, a moving route of the mobile robot is set based on the mobile robot that is determined from an image captured by a first camera that photographs the first area and an obstacle that is determined from an image captured by a second camera that photographs the second area.
Abstract: A robot control system according to the present embodiment is a robot control system that controls a plurality of mobile robots that can autonomously move in a facility. The robot control system acquires error information indicating that an error has occurred in a first transport robot, acquires transported object information related to a transported object of the first transport robot, determines a second transport robot able to transport the transported object of the first transport robot among the transport robots based on the transported object information and the error information, and moves the second transport robot to a transfer location of the transported object of the first transport robot.
Abstract: A braking control system includes control circuitry configured to control first and second brakes in a vehicle. The control circuitry is configured to calculate a target braking force in accordance with the operation amount of a brake pedal by a driver, determine a first braking force and a second braking force based on the target braking force, and control each of the first and second brakes such that each of the determined braking forces is generated in the vehicle. The first and second braking forces are determined such that a sum of the first and second braking forces becomes the target braking force and a pitch behavior specified by a preset pitch behavior model occurs in the vehicle.
Abstract: Methods and systems for verifying a resource definition include simulating an original resource definition to identify at least one change that is made to the original resource definition by a management service. A signature of a received resource definition is generated, omitting portions of the received resource definition that correspond to the at least one identified change. The signature of the received resource definition is compared to a signature of the original resource definition to find a match and to verify the received resource definition. The received resource definition is implemented, responsive to finding the match.
Abstract: An autonomous movement system according to an embodiment is an autonomous movement system that performs autonomous movement in a facility including an elevator, in which the autonomous movement system moves a waiting position in a car of the elevator, based on a person that gets on the car or an object that gets on the car. The autonomous movement system may determine the person or the object before the car stops at a floor or before a car door opens.
Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to the present embodiment includes: obstacle detection means for detecting an obstacle in an aisle; distance measurement means for measuring a distance from the obstacle; obstacle determination means for determining a kind of the obstacle; and storage means for storing a predetermined distance set according to the kind of the obstacle. The autonomous mobile system travels with the predetermined distance from the obstacle depending on the kind of the obstacle.
Abstract: A robot control system according to the present embodiment is a robot control system that controls a plurality of transport robots that is travelable autonomously in a facility. The robot control system: acquires error information indicating that an error has occurred in a first transport robot; acquires transported object information related to a transported object of the first transport robot; determines a second transport robot able to transport the transported object of the first transport robot among the transport robots based on the transported object information and the error information; and moves the second transport robot to a transfer location of the transported object of the first transport robot.
Abstract: A sample measuring system to reduce waste generated in a plurality of measurement units to be discarded to a common disposal unit while suppressing interference between measurement units due to waste disposal is provided. The sample measuring system includes a first measurement unit and a second measurement unit for measuring a sample, and a common disposal unit for storing waste generated from the first measurement unit and the second measurement unit. The first measurement unit includes a first disposal port connected to the disposal unit for discharging the waste generated in the first measurement unit. The second measurement unit includes a second disposal port connected to the disposal unit for discharging the waste generated in the second measurement unit.
Abstract: A method for checking an integrity of an object to be deployed to a cluster is provided. The method detects a resource creation request. The method, responsive to the request being an initial resource creation request for the object, verifies the integrity of the object based on properties in the request to create a release secret in the cluster for a positive integrity verification result for the object. The release secret represents a specific deployment configuration of the object on the cluster. The method, responsive to the request being other than the initial resource request, checks if the request corresponds to the specific deployment configuration of the object by checking against the release secret in the cluster. The method, responsive to the request corresponding to a deployment of the object and the release secret being present in the cluster, creates a resource requested by the request in the cluster.
June 19, 2020
Date of Patent:
August 2, 2022
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to the present embodiment is an autonomous mobile system that autonomously moves in a facility. Among priorities assigned to a plurality of the autonomous mobile systems for delivery at a destination or passage through a waypoint in the facility, when the autonomous mobile system has a lower priority, the autonomous mobile system stands by in a predetermined standby area until another autonomous mobile system having a higher priority completes the delivery or the passage.