Patents by Inventor Yusuke Kinouchi

Yusuke Kinouchi 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: 20220066464
    Abstract: A pallet detection device comprises: a point cloud acquisition unit configured to acquire point cloud data indicating a point cloud measured by a two-dimensional distance measurement device on a depth map; a straight line detection unit configured to detect a straight line corresponding to a front surface of a pallet based on the point cloud in a region presumed to include the front surface of the pallet in the point cloud data; a line segment detection unit configured to detect a line segment indicating the front surface of the pallet based on the straight line; and a position/orientation acquisition unit configured to acquire position and orientation of the pallet based on the line segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji TAKAO, Takumi FUJITA, Katsumasa KITAJIMA, Yusuke KINOUCHI
  • Patent number: 11216973
    Abstract: The self-localization device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a sight image from a camera which is mounted in a mobile object; an estimation unit configured to perform a self-localization process of estimating a position and a posture of the mobile object in a world coordinate system on the basis of positions of feature points in the sight image and a map on which positions of a plurality of feature points in the world coordinate system are recorded; and a registration unit configured to register the sight image as a key frame for adding a new feature point included in the sight image to the map. The registration unit is configured to register the sight image as the key frame when movement of the mobile object satisfies a condition which is prescribed for at least one of the position and the posture of the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumasa Kitajima, Yusuke Kinouchi, Takumi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20210333791
    Abstract: A terminal includes: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire designated work information, indicating details of work performed by a movable body, input from a user; an output unit configured to output the designated work information to an external device; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire, from the external device, set work information indicating the details of the work performed by the movable body generated based on the designated work information; and a display control unit configured to display the set work information on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji TAKAO, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Noriyuki HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210309501
    Abstract: A control device includes a route acquisition unit configured to acquire a route of a movable body for moving a plurality of aligned target objects to or from a target position at which the target objects are to be picked up or dropped, a reference position/posture acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a route at which the movable body picks up or drops a first target object at the target position, and an information output unit configured to output the information acquired by the route acquisition unit to the movable body, in which the route acquisition unit acquires routes of the movable body for moving second and subsequent target objects, based on the information acquired by the reference position/posture acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji TAKAO, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Noriyuki HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210263530
    Abstract: There is provided a position estimation device for estimating a position of an industrial vehicle equipped with a laser scanner capable of acquiring point cloud data by scanning a laser beam and a camera capable of acquiring an image in a predetermined direction The position estimation device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire the point cloud data and the image, an estimation unit configured to estimate the position of the industrial vehicle based on at least one of the point cloud data and the image, and an extraction unit configured to extract, from the point cloud data, valid point cloud data that is usable for estimating the position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumasa KITAJIMA, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Takumi FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10953869
    Abstract: An automated driving control device includes a registration unit configured to generate automated driving information used for driving a vehicle automatically based on a first image obtained by capturing an environment around the vehicle in a mode of driver driving; and a control unit configured to automatically drive the vehicle based on the automated driving information and a second image obtained by capturing the environment around the vehicle in a mode of automated driving. The registration unit includes an extraction unit configured to extract candidate feature points existing in the environment around the vehicle based on the first image; and a generation unit configured to select the candidate feature points that are determined to be structures fixed around a target position of the vehicle based on the first images captured while the vehicle moves, as feature points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Iio, Tetsuya Tomonaka, Yusuke Kinouchi, Yasuo Fujishima, Kevin Walters
  • Publication number: 20200286257
    Abstract: The self-localization device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a sight image from a camera which is mounted in a mobile object; an estimation unit configured to perform a self-localization process of estimating a position and a posture of the mobile object in a world coordinate system on the basis of positions of feature points in the sight image and a map on which positions of a plurality of feature points in the world coordinate system are recorded; and a registration unit configured to register the sight image as a key frame for adding a new feature point included in the sight image to the map. The registration unit is configured to register the sight image as the key frame when movement of the mobile object satisfies a condition which is prescribed for at least one of the position and the posture of the mobile object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Katsumasa KITAJIMA, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Takumi FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10679507
    Abstract: A parking support system includes a parking path planning unit that plans a trajectory of each unit path when moving a vehicle to a target parking position by repeating a movement of the unit path including one forward movement and one backward movement in succession and calculates a vehicle control signal that causes the vehicle to move along the trajectory such that a steering angle of the vehicle is substantially 0 degrees at an arrival position of each of the forward movement and the backward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Fujishima, Yusuke Kinouchi, Satoshi Iio, Tetsuya Tomonaka, Kevin Walters
  • Publication number: 20200002143
    Abstract: A forklift apparatus includes: an error prediction unit configured to predict a first positional error which is a positional error after picking-up between a standard position of a fork and a central position of a pallet on the fork after the pallet is picked up and a first angle error which is an angle error after picking-up with respect to the fork in the pallet; a travel route correction unit configured to correct a travel route from a picking-up position of the pallet to a stacking position of the pallet to offset the first positional error and the first angle error when the pallet is stacked; and a conveyance travel control unit configured to perform travel control such that the pallet is conveyed along the corrected travel route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki HASEGAWA, Kensuke FUTAHASHI, Naoto KAWAUCHI, Megumu TSURUTA, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Yasuo FUJISHIMA
  • Patent number: 10220897
    Abstract: A mobile robot 1 having a plurality of kinds of moving forms includes a body unit 11 having a front face and a back face, four limb units 12 having a plurality of limb-side drive shafts, and front end tools 13 provided on a front end side of the limb units 12. A base end side of the limb unit 12 is connected to the body unit 11. The four limb units 12 are the same units. The body unit 11 and the four limb units 12 are movable by switching a front face side and a back face side so that a moving operation of the front face side and a moving operation of the back face side are symmetrical across the center of a thickness direction of the body unit 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Atsuo Takanishi, Kenji Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Uryu, Tomotaka Teramachi, Takashi Matsuzawa, Ayanori Koizumi, Shinya Hamamoto, Takuya Otani, Tatsuhiro Kishi, Tomohiro Tami, Hiroyuki Yamada, Shigetoshi Shiotani, Yusuke Kinouchi, Yasuo Fujishima
  • Publication number: 20190039605
    Abstract: An automated driving control device includes a registration unit configured to generate automated driving information used for driving a vehicle automatically based on a first image obtained by capturing an environment around the vehicle in a mode of driver driving; and a control unit configured to automatically drive the vehicle based on the automated driving information and a second image obtained by capturing the environment around the vehicle in a mode of automated driving. The registration unit includes an extraction unit configured to extract candidate feature points existing in the environment around the vehicle based on the first image; and a generation unit configured to select the candidate feature points that are determined to be structures fixed around a target position of the vehicle based on the first images captured while the vehicle moves, as feature points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi IIO, Tetsuya TOMONAKA, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Yasuo FUJISHIMA, Kevin WALTERS
  • Publication number: 20190027042
    Abstract: A parking support system includes a parking path planning unit that plans a trajectory of each unit path when moving a vehicle to a target parking position by repeating a movement of the unit path including one forward movement and one backward movement in succession and calculates a vehicle control signal that causes the vehicle to move along the trajectory such that a steering angle of the vehicle is substantially 0 degrees at an arrival position of each of the forward movement and the backward movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuo FUJISHIMA, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Satoshi IIO, Tetsuya TOMONAKA, Kevin WALTERS
  • Patent number: 9845122
    Abstract: A mobile robot 1 having a plurality of kinds of moving forms includes a body unit 11 having a front face and a back face, four limb units 12 having a plurality of limb-side drive shafts, and front end tools 13 provided on a front end side of the limb units 12. A base end side of the limb unit 12 is connected to the body unit 11. The four limb units 12 are the same units. The body unit 11 and the four limb units 12 are movable by switching a front face side and a back face side so that a moving operation of the front face side and a moving operation of the back face side are symmetrical across the center of a thickness direction of the body unit 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., WASEDA UNIVERITY
    Inventors: Atsuo Takanishi, Kenji Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Uryu, Tomotaka Teramachi, Takashi Matsuzawa, Ayanori Koizumi, Shinya Hamamoto, Takuya Otani, Tatsuhiro Kishi, Tomohiro Tami, Hiroyuki Yamada, Shigetoshi Shiotani, Yusuke Kinouchi, Yasuo Fujishima
  • Publication number: 20170029049
    Abstract: A mobile robot 1 having a plurality of kinds of moving forms includes a body unit 11 having a front face and a back face, four limb units 12 having a plurality of limb-side drive shafts, and front end tools 13 provided on a front end side of the limb units 12. A base end side of the limb unit 12 is connected to the body unit 11. The four limb units 12 are the same units. The body unit 11 and the four limb units 12 are movable by switching a front face side and a back face side so that a moving operation of the front face side and a moving operation of the back face side are symmetrical across the center of a thickness direction of the body unit 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Atsuo TAKANISHI, Kenji HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiro URYU, Tomotaka TERAMACHI, Takashi MATSUZAWA, Ayanori KOIZUMI, Shinya HAMAMOTO, Takuya OTANI, Tatsuhiro KISHI, Tomohiro TAMI, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Shigetoshi SHIOTANI, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Yasuo FUJISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20160185405
    Abstract: A mobile robot 1 having a plurality of kinds of moving forms includes a body unit 11 having a front face and a back face, four limb units 12 having a plurality of limb-side drive shafts, and front end tools 13 provided on a front end side of the limb units 12. A base end side of the limb unit 12 is connected to the body unit 11. The four limb units 12 are the same units. The body unit 11 and the four limb units 12 are movable by switching a front face side and a back face side so that a moving operation of the front face side and a moving operation of the back face side are symmetrical across the center of a thickness direction of the body unit 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Atsuo TAKANISHI, Kenji HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiro URYU, Tomotaka TERAMACHI, Takashi MATSUZAWA, Ayanori KOIZUMI, Shinya HAMAMOTO, Takuya OTANI, Tatsuhiro KISHI, Tomohiro TAMI, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Shigetoshi SHIOTANI, Yusuke KINOUCHI, Yasuo FUJISHIMA
  • Patent number: 9312685
    Abstract: A hybrid industrial vehicle (1) has as a main configuration: an engine (2); a cargo handling generator motor (3) used for cargo handling; a cargo handling apparatus (4) that can be driven by power received from both the engine (2) and the cargo handling generator motor (3); and a hybrid control system (8). The hybrid control system (8) suppresses an output of the cargo handling generator motor (3) according to a temperature of the cargo handling generator motor (3) during powering of the cargo handling generator motor (3), and suppresses a regeneration amount of the cargo handling generator motor (3) according to the temperature of the cargo handling generator motor (3) during regeneration of the cargo handling generator motor (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI NICHIYU FORKLIFT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kinouchi, Kensuke Futahashi, Kiyomitsu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140265977
    Abstract: A hybrid industrial vehicle (1) has as a main configuration: an engine (2); a cargo handling generator motor (3) used for cargo handling; a cargo handling apparatus (4) that can be driven by power received from both the engine (2) and the cargo handling generator motor (3); and a hybrid control system (8). The hybrid control system (8) suppresses an output of the cargo handling generator motor (3) according to a temperature of the cargo handling generator motor (3) during powering of the cargo handling generator motor (3), and suppresses a regeneration amount of the cargo handling generator motor (3) according to the temperature of the cargo handling generator motor (3) during regeneration of the cargo handling generator motor (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI NICHIYU FORKLIFT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kinouchi, Kensuke Futahashi, Kiyomitsu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120303225
    Abstract: An industrial vehicle 1 includes a brake 5 that applies a driving force or a braking force to a vehicle body 22, a lift pressure sensor 632 that detects pitching vibration of a vehicle body, and a pitching control unit 62 that calculates a pitching control torque for suppressing pitching vibration and generates a pitching control signal for causing the brake 5 to output the pitching control torque. When the industrial vehicle 1 runs under a load, the pitching control unit 62 calculates the pitching control torque based on an output value from the lift pressure sensor 632 to output the pitching control signal. The brake 5 is then driven based on the pitching control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Kensuke Futahashi, Yusuke Kinouchi, Ryuichi Umehara, Takuya Nakada, Takashi Shibutani, Masaru Higuchi