Patents by Inventor Yuta WATANABE

Yuta 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).

  • Publication number: 20210157300
    Abstract: A conveyance control system according to the present disclosure is a conveyance control system configured to control a conveyance robot to autonomously move and convey a conveyance object to a destination, the conveyance control system including: a reception unit configured to receive, from a scheduled recipient of the conveyance object, a request signal for requesting a third party to collect the conveyance object halfway through conveyance of the conveyance object; and an issuance unit configured to issue, to a terminal of the third party, a temporary electronic key for enabling the conveyance object to be taken out from the conveyance robot based on a set condition when the reception unit receives the request signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210154857
    Abstract: A management system is for managing a mobile robot as an autonomous moving apparatus and includes a cleanliness level setting unit, an instruction reception unit, a storage unit, and a control unit. The cleanliness level setting unit sets a cleanliness level of the autonomous moving apparatus. The instruction reception unit receives an instruction for a task the autonomous moving apparatus executes. The storage unit stores a database associating information about at least an operator or a destination of the autonomous moving apparatus, a place which the autonomous moving apparatus passes through, and an object to be conveyed by the autonomous moving apparatus, which are included in the task, with the cleanliness level of the autonomous moving apparatus. The control unit controls the setting of the cleanliness level of the autonomous moving apparatus or processing for the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210157326
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile body system including an autonomous mobile body configured to move autonomously, includes a detection unit configured to detect an obstacle around the autonomous mobile body itself, a movement control unit configured to stop a movement of the autonomous mobile body itself when the detection unit detects an obstacle that enters an entry prohibited space set around the autonomous mobile body itself, and an illumination unit configured to illuminate a moving surface so as to indicate an entry prohibited area, the moving surface being a surface on which the autonomous mobile body itself moves, and the entry prohibited area being an area on the moving surface onto which at least a part of the entry prohibited space is projected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210154848
    Abstract: A conveyance control system according to the present disclosure is a conveyance control system configured to control a conveyance robot to autonomously move and convey a conveyance object to a destination, including: a reception unit configured to receive, from a scheduled recipient of the conveyance object, an instruction that the conveyance object is to be collected halfway through conveyance of the conveyance object; and an execution unit configured to execute a predetermined process for enabling collection of the conveyance object halfway through conveyance of the conveyance object when the reception unit receives the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210155464
    Abstract: A conveyance system and the like capable of preferably conveying a conveyed object is provided. The conveyance system includes a conveyance robot, which is a conveyance apparatus, a drive controller, which is a controller, an information accepting unit, and a setting unit. The conveyance robot conveys the conveyed object. The drive controller controls an operation of the conveyance robot. The information accepting unit accepts an input from a user regarding information indicating stability of the conveyed object in a conveyance state. The setting unit sets an operation parameter of the conveyance apparatus in the drive controller based on the accepted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Tetsuya TAIRA, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210157318
    Abstract: A control system controls an operation mode of a mobile robot that autonomously moves in a predetermined area, and includes a feature detection unit, a classifying unit, and a system controller. The feature detection unit detects features of a person who is present in the vicinity of the mobile robot. The classifying unit classifies the person into a predetermined first group or a predetermined second group based on the features. The system controller selects a first operation mode when the person who belongs to the first group is present in the vicinity of the mobile robot and selects a second operation mode that is different from the first operation mode when the person who belongs to the first group is not present in the vicinity of the mobile robot, thereby controlling the mobile robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Tetsuya TAIRA, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210157317
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a conveyance control system and the like that enable a scheduled recipient of a conveyance object to reliably receive the conveyance object even when a destination of a conveyance robot is changed for any reason. The conveyance control system is a conveyance control system configured to control a conveyance robot to autonomously move and convey a conveyance object to a destination, including: a change unit configured to change the destination after the conveyance robot starts conveying the conveyance object; and a notification unit configured to notify an information terminal of a scheduled recipient of the conveyance object about destination information regarding the destination that has been changed by the change unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210155410
    Abstract: A conveyance system includes a plurality of conveyance robots, a storage unit, a stability information acquisition unit, a selection unit, and a system controller, which serves as a controller. The plurality of conveyance robots convey a wagon that accommodates a conveyed object. The storage unit stores robot information regarding features that the plurality of respective conveyance robots include. The stability information acquisition unit acquires stability information regarding stability when the conveyed object is conveyed. The selection unit selects one of the plurality of conveyance robots based on the robot information and the stability information that have been acquired. The system controller instructs the one conveyance robot that has been selected to convey the conveyed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Tetsuya TAIRA, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210154856
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a conveyance system and the like capable of preferably conveying a conveyed object in accordance with a state of the conveyed object. The conveyance system includes a conveyance robot, a drive controller, which is a controller, an image data acquisition unit, and a setting unit. The conveyance robot conveys the conveyed object. The drive controller controls an operation of the conveyance robot. The image data acquisition unit acquires image data obtained by capturing images of the conveyed object. The setting unit sets an operation parameter of the conveyance robot in the drive controller based on the acquired image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Tetsuya TAIRA, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Patent number: 11018148
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment, includes a semiconductor pillar extending in a first direction, a first electrode extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, a second electrode provided between the semiconductor pillar and the first electrode, a first insulating film provided between the semiconductor pillar and the second electrode, and a second insulating film provided between the first electrode and the second electrode. The second electrode includes a thin sheet portion disposed on the first electrode side, and a thick sheet portion disposed on the semiconductor pillar side. A length in the first direction of the thick sheet portion is longer than a length in the first direction of the thin sheet portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Watanabe, Fumitaka Arai, Katsuyuki Sekine, Toshiyuki Iwamoto, Wataru Sakamoto, Tatsuya Kato
  • Patent number: 10950615
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device of embodiments includes a semiconductor substrate having a first and a second region adjacent to the first region in a first direction, a laminated body including electrode layers laminated on the semiconductor substrate in a second direction, a first insulator splitting the laminated body at the second region in a third direction, and extending in the first and second direction, and branching into two insulator films at the first region, and enclosing continuously a first portion of the laminated body, a contact portion extending in the first portion in the second direction, and a memory portion extending through the laminated body and the first insulator in the second direction at the second region. A first width in the third direction of the first portion is wider than a second width in the third direction of at least one of the electrode layers at the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Watanabe, Akira Mino, Masahisa Sonoda, Takashi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210044712
    Abstract: A document reader includes a reading unit that reads an image of a document medium, a second driving roller pair that nips and transports the document medium downstream of a read-enabling position of the reading unit, and a control unit that controls rotation of the second driving roller pair. The control unit stops the rotation of the second driving roller pair in a state in which the document medium is not positioned in the read-enabling position and in a state in which the document medium is nipped by the second driving roller pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Naohiro UEYAMA, Kenichi TANIOKA, Yuta WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200406080
    Abstract: A sprinkler head includes a body having a nozzle to be connected to a water supply pipe, the nozzle being provided inside the body; a valve that closes the nozzle in normal times; a pair of frames extending from the body in a direction of water discharge from the nozzle; a main deflector provided at distal ends of the frames; a heat-sensitive disassembling unit provided between the valve and the main deflector; and an assist deflector extending substantially parallel to a virtual plane passing through a center axis of the nozzle and through the frames, the assist deflector being spaced apart from the virtual plane. The heat-sensitive disassembling unit includes a link formed of a plurality of thin plates joined to one another with a low-melting-point alloy, the heat-sensitive disassembling unit further including a bar and a lever that are engaged with the link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SENJU SPRINKLER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Ohkoshi, Yoshiki Sasaki, Yuta Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200363817
    Abstract: An autonomous moving apparatus control system including a range sensor, a reflection plate, and a control unit. The range sensor is installed in a cage of an elevator and detects a distance to an object by receiving reflected light of signal light applied to the object. The reflection plate is disposed in an elevator hall of a floor on which the elevator stops, and reflects the signal light. The control unit determines whether or not a mobile robot, which is an autonomous moving apparatus, can get on and off the elevator based on a detected distance, the detected distance being a distance to the reflection plate detected by the range sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20200363802
    Abstract: An autonomous moving body includes: a determination unit configured to determine that the autonomous moving body has arrived at a waiting area on a current floor before the autonomous moving body gets on a car of the elevator; an orientation adjustment unit configured to adjust, when the determination unit determines that the autonomous moving body has arrived at the waiting area, an orientation of the autonomous moving body based on an exiting direction from the car on a destination floor; and a movement controller configured to cause, when the car arrives, the autonomous moving body to enter the car while maintaining the orientation adjusted by the orientation adjustment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa TAKAI, Yuhei YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Mikio HONDA, Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Nobuhisa OTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20200296240
    Abstract: A scanner apparatus includes a housing including an insertion port into which a medium is inserted, a discharge port from which the medium is discharged, a conveying roller configured to convey the medium inserted from the scanning insertion port, and a scanning unit configured to scan the medium conveyed by the conveying roller. The scanning insertion port and the discharge port are provided on a +Y direction side of the housing. The housing includes a placement face extending in a ?Y direction from the scanning insertion port. The placement face, when a first end of the medium is inserted into the scanning insertion port, is able to support a portion of the medium on a second end side opposite to the first end. The first end of the medium is discharged from the discharge port in a direction on the +Y direction side or in a ?Z direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuta WATANABE, Koji HIGUCHI, Naohiro UEYAMA, Motofumi OTANI
  • Patent number: 10717619
    Abstract: A medium transport apparatus includes a first roller configured to transport a medium, a second roller configured to transport the medium at a different position, in the transport direction of the medium, from the first roller, the second roller including a rotary shaft parallel to a rotary shaft of the first roller, and a bearing portion configured to contact with both the rotary shaft of the first roller and the rotary shaft of the second roller in an area in an extending direction of the rotary shaft, within which the transported medium passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10708457
    Abstract: A scanner apparatus includes a housing including an insertion port into which a medium is inserted, a discharge port from which the medium is discharged, a conveying roller configured to convey the medium inserted from the scanning insertion port, and a scanning unit configured to scan the medium conveyed by the conveying roller. The scanning insertion port and the discharge port are provided on a +Y direction side of the housing. The housing includes a placement face extending in a ?Y direction from the scanning insertion port. The placement face, when a first end of the medium is inserted into the scanning insertion port, is able to support a portion of the medium on a second end side opposite to the first end. The first end of the medium is discharged from the discharge port in a direction on the +Y direction side or in a ?Z direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Watanabe, Koji Higuchi, Naohiro Ueyama, Motofumi Otani
  • Patent number: 10686045
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment, includes a pair of first electrodes, a semiconductor pillar, an inter-pillar insulating member, a first insulating film, a second electrode, and a second insulating film. The pair of first electrodes are separated from each other, and extend in a first direction. The semiconductor pillar and the inter-pillar insulating member are arranged alternately along the first direction between the pair of first electrodes. The semiconductor pillar and the inter-pillar insulating member extend in a second direction crossing the first direction. The first insulating film is provided at a periphery of the semiconductor pillar. The second electrode is provided between the first insulating film and each electrode of the pair of first electrodes. The second electrode is not provided between the semiconductor pillar and the inter-pillar insulating member. The second insulating film is provided between the second electrode and the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Fumitaka Arai, Katsuyuki Sekine, Toshiyuki Iwamoto, Yuta Watanabe, Wataru Sakamoto
  • Patent number: D894339
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SENJU SPRINKLER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Ohkoshi, Yoshiki Sasaki, Yuta Watanabe