Patents by Inventor Yuta ITOZAWA

Yuta ITOZAWA 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: 20220258358
    Abstract: A transport system is a transport system in which an autonomous mobile robot transports an object. The autonomous mobile robot includes a mounting portion on which the object is mounted. The mounting portion includes a guide that engages with the object and regulates a moving direction of the object on a surface of the mounting portion to a predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta ITOZAWA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220258658
    Abstract: The transport system has a transport vehicle. The transport vehicle includes two racks, each of the two racks being configured to accommodate a plurality of boxes, and a drive arm that is disposed at a position between the two racks and that moves each of the boxes in and out of each of the racks. The transport vehicle moves each of the boxes in and out of each of the two racks by changing an orientation of the drive arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220258974
    Abstract: A transport vehicle includes at least one rack, a top plate, an arm attached to the top plate and extendable and retractable in a horizontal direction, a rotation mechanism that changes an extension direction of the arm by rotating the top plate with a vertical direction as a rotation axis, and a control unit that controls operation of the rotation mechanism and the arm. The control unit extends and retracts the arm to pull out an object from the at least one rack or a rack installed outside, rotates the top plate on which the pulled-out object is placed, and extends the arm to store the object in the rack when the object has been pulled out from the at least one rack, and extends the arm to store the object in the at least one rack when the object has been pulled out from the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA
  • Publication number: 20220259023
    Abstract: A transport system transports an object using a transport robot. The transport robot includes a top plate on which the object is placed, an arm portion that moves the object in a horizontal direction so as to place the object on the top plate or remove the object from the top plate, a sensor that is disposed on the top plate and detects that the object has reached a predetermined position on the top plate, and a control unit for controlling an operation of the arm portion. The control unit places the object on the top plate based on a detection result of the sensor, or removes the object from the top plate based on the detection result of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220258347
    Abstract: A transport system is a transport system in which an autonomous mobile robot transports an object. The autonomous mobile robot includes: a mounting portion on which the object is mounted; and a control unit that changes a height of the mounting portion; and an arm of which height is moved as the height of the mounting portion changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta ITOZAWA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220258976
    Abstract: A transport system includes a transport robot and a plurality of kinds of loading platform portions each of which is able to be connected to the transport robot. The transport system includes: a determination unit that determines a loading platform portion to which the transport robot is to be connected, from the plurality of kinds of loading platform portions, based on a transport condition; and a connection control unit that controls a connecting operation between the transport robot and the loading platform portion determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220259024
    Abstract: A transport system is a transport system in which an autonomous mobile robot transports an object. The autonomous mobile robot includes a mounting portion on which the object is mounted, and a hook that hooks on the object mounted on the mounting portion from below. An upper surface of the mounting portion includes a recessed portion having a shape corresponding to a shape of a bottom surface of the object mounted on the mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta ITOZAWA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220261751
    Abstract: A management system manages the placement of an order for consumed goods based on a delivery period. The management system includes a prediction unit configured to predict a consumption completion period, which is a period from the start to the completion of consumption of a predetermined quantity of goods, based on a consumption history of the goods and a determination unit configured to determine whether the delivery period needs to be changed based on the prediction result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hirotaka KOMURA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220250528
    Abstract: A rack includes a casing and a plurality of pairs of supports that is provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in an up-down direction. The rack can house all storage boxes of two or more prespecified sizes while supporting the storage boxes so as to be slidable along the respective pairs of supports. Sensors that detect objects are provided one between each two pairs of supports that are adjacent to each other in the up-down direction among the pairs of supports. When storage boxes of a smallest size are housed in the rack so as to be closest to one another in the up-down direction, the sensors are located in clearances between the storage boxes of the smallest size in the up-down direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA
  • Publication number: 20220250837
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in an up-down direction; and a lock mechanism that locks returnable containers each housed while being supported so as to be slidable along one pair of supports. The casing of the rack is divided into N rows by (N?1) partition plates, with the M pairs of supports provided in each row, to be able to house a maximum of (M×N) returnable containers. The lock mechanism is provided in each of the (N?1) partition plates so as to extend through the partition plate and correspond to each tier, and simultaneously locks two returnable containers that are housed adjacent to each other on one side and the other side of the partition plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220250239
    Abstract: In a conveyance system, an object is conveyed by use of a conveyance robot. The conveyance robot includes: an arm including a shaft portion extensible and retractable in an axial direction of the shaft portion, and a protruding portion extending from the shaft portion in a direction different from the axial direction so as to be engaged with a groove formed on the object; a drive mechanism configured to rotate the arm around the axial direction as a rotating axis; and a detecting portion configured to detect an abnormality in the rotation angle of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220251881
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M (an integer not less than three) pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in a predetermined direction (a height direction or a left-right direction); and a lock mechanism. The rack can house all returnable containers of one or more prespecified sizes along the respective pairs of supports. The lock mechanism includes N (an integer not less than two and meeting N<M?2N?1) shafts that are movable in the predetermined direction. Branches are provided on the shafts such that a combination of engagement and disengagement between the branches and holes provided in protrusions of the returnable container is different in each of the returnable containers housed on the respective M pairs of supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220251882
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in a predetermined direction; and a lock mechanism that locks returnable containers housed while being supported so as to be slidable along the respective M pairs of supports. The lock mechanism has M rotary lock main bodies that are respectively provided at the M pairs of supports and each unlock at a predetermined rotation angle, and a coupling member that couples the M rotary lock main bodies to one another and allows them to rotate in conjunction with one another. The predetermined rotation angle for unlocking is different for each of the M rotary lock main bodies, and the M rotary lock main bodies are driven to rotate by a single driving source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220250669
    Abstract: A rack includes: a casing; M pairs of supports that are provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in a predetermined direction; and a lock mechanism. The rack can house all returnable containers of one or more prespecified sizes along the respective pairs of supports. The M pairs of supports are arrayed in N rows in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction. The lock mechanism is configured such that moving first and second shafts that are provided for the respective rows and for the respective tiers, respectively, so as to be movable in the predetermined direction can switch between engagement and disengagement between branches of the first and second shafts and first and second holes, respectively, of the returnable containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220242708
    Abstract: This carrying system is a carrying system in which a load is carried by an autonomous mobile robot. The autonomous mobile robot has: a platform on which the load is placed; a control unit that controls the level of the platform; and an engaging part that engages with a predetermined object in a surrounding environment when the platform is raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta ITOZAWA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20220242663
    Abstract: A control device for a conveyance robot including a telescopic portion which is extensible in a height direction is provided. The control device includes an estimation unit configured to estimate a natural frequency of the conveyance robot according to an amount of extension of the telescopic portion and a control unit configured to control a drive mechanism of the conveyance robot such that the natural frequency of the conveyance robot and an angular frequency of a vibration generating portion when the conveyance robot operates do not match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya OTA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220241966
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a detection system used in a case where a transport robot transports a package in a state where the package in which an opening portion of a container is closed by a lid is placed on a placing portion of the transport robot. The detection system is configured to detect that the lid is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaro Takagi, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura, Yoshiaki Nakamoto, Junya Ota
  • Publication number: 20220237394
    Abstract: A detection system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of proximity sensors provided in a mounting portion of a transport robot; an information acquisition unit that is provided in the mounting portion of the transport robot and that acquires information from an integrated circuit (IC) tag provided in a standard object; and an estimation unit that estimates a placement status of the standard object based on detection results of the proximity sensors and an acquisition result of the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaro TAKAGI, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220234828
    Abstract: An opening-closing control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is a device that controls opening and closing of a plurality of doors of an accommodating portion when a robot executes a task of loading or unloading an object to and from the accommodating portion. The opening-closing control device includes a door opening information acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a door to be opened in order to execute the task; and a control unit that controls, based the on the information indicating the door to be opened in order to execute the task, a lock unit that is arranged corresponding to each of the plurality of doors and that is configured to restrict a door other than the door to be opened in order to execute the task in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta ITOZAWA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220234826
    Abstract: An opening-closing control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is an opening-closing control device of a door of an accommodating portion to and from which a robot loads and unloads an object, in which the opening-closing control device includes: a state acquisition unit that acquires a state of the robot; and a control unit that controls a drive unit of the door for opening and closing the door based on the state of the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaro TAKAGI, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA