Patents by Inventor Yutaro OTA

Yutaro OTA 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: 20220204268
    Abstract: A management system includes an autonomously movable mobile robot configured to be managed by the management system and transport a transport article. The mobile robot includes a storage locker capable of containing a transport article and being electrically locked or unlocked. The management system is configured to determine whether to unlock the storage locker according to a security level set for unlocking the storage locker. The management system is configured to, when the management system receives a notification of an emergency event, lower the security level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220203529
    Abstract: A control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a completion time calculation unit that calculates the time a task is completed; a position acquisition unit that acquires position information of a user; an arrival time calculation unit that calculates the time the user arrives; an execution time acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a time slot for causing a robot to execute the task; a determination unit that determines whether the task is completed by the time the user arrives; and a control unit that controls the robot based on a determination result of the determination unit or the time slot for causing the robot to execute the task. The execution time acquisition unit acquires information indicating the time slot for causing the robot to execute the task for each robot of a plurality of robots or for each task of a plurality of tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Hirotaka KOMURA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Junya OTA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220202266
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to an embodiment is an autonomous mobile system that autonomously moves in a facility provided with an area set as a clean area and an area set as an unclean area. The autonomous mobile system searches for a route along which the autonomous mobile system moves based on a rule of entry to the clean area and the unclean area. In the rule, when the autonomous mobile system is associated with a cleanliness flag, the autonomous mobile system is allowed to enter the clean area and prohibited from entering the unclean area, and when the autonomous mobile system is associated with an uncleanliness flag, the autonomous mobile system is allowed to enter the unclean area and prohibited from entering the clean area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220203551
    Abstract: A luggage transport system includes: a transport robot that transports luggage to a destination while moving such that a distance from an obstacle does not become equal to or smaller than a predetermined value; and a predetermined value changing unit for changing the predetermined value according to at least one of the luggage, a moving speed of the transport robot, and a state of a road surface on which the transport robot moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220207590
    Abstract: A management system manages automatic ordering of a consumable product. The management system includes: a first acquisition unit that acquires information about an allowable timing of arrival of a target consumable product; a second acquisition unit that acquires information about a delivery timing or an order timing of another article other than the target consumable product; and a determination unit that determines a delivery timing or an order timing of the target consumable product such that the allowable timing is satisfied and the number of times of delivery of the target consumable product and the other article is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaro Takagi, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura, Yoshiaki Nakamoto, Junya Ota
  • Publication number: 20220203537
    Abstract: A control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is a control device for a robot that operates in a facility used by a user, and includes a state acquisition unit that acquires a biological state of the user, and a control unit that limits an operation of the robot when the biological state of the user is a sleep onset state. Here, when the biological state of the user is the sleep onset state, the control unit stops the operation of the robot or limits the operation of the robot to a set maximum operation speed or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Komura, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Yutaro Takagi, Yoshiaki Nakamoto, Junya Ota
  • Publication number: 20220206506
    Abstract: A robot control system according to a present embodiment is a robot control system for controlling a mobile robot that is autonomously movable within a facility. The system performs: acquiring attribute information on a person present in a travel area ahead in an advancing direction of the mobile robot; setting an upper limit for operation strength of the mobile robot in accordance with the attribute information; and controlling operation of the mobile robot in accordance with the upper limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Shiro ODA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20220203527
    Abstract: A control device according to an aspect of the present disclosure is a control device for a robot that operates in a facility used by a user, and includes a detection information acquisition unit that acquires detection information of the user who is present in a preset area of the facility, and a control unit that controls the robot such that the robot operates at a speed equal to or lower than a set maximum operation speed based on the detection information of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka KOMURA, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Yuta ITOZAWA, Yutaro TAKAGI, Yoshiaki NAKAMOTO, Junya OTA
  • Publication number: 20220203553
    Abstract: A robot control system according to a present embodiment is a robot control system for controlling a mobile robot that is configured to autonomously within a facility. When it is detected that one or more used trays, among a plurality of trays used for meal service within the facility, are returned to a first prescribed place, the system instructs the mobile robot to collect the trays returned to the first prescribed place and deliver the trays to a second prescribed place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220206503
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile system according to the present embodiment is an autonomous mobile system that autonomously moves in a facility provided with a corner between aisles. When the autonomous mobile system turns at the corner, the autonomous mobile system calculates a magnitude of a corner radius of turning in a traveling path based on an obstacle captured in image data of a camera that captures an image of an exit of the corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Taira, Shiro Oda, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma
  • Publication number: 20220208328
    Abstract: A transport system is a transport system for transporting a transported object using a mobile robot that is autonomously moveable. The mobile robot transports a plurality of the transported objects. The transport system detects that a transport destination of the transported object is different from a receiving location. The transport system outputs that there is the transported object of a different transport destination to a recipient who is present at the receiving location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220197275
    Abstract: A transport system transports a transported object using an autonomously moveable mobile robot. The transport system stores management information including a use start time, a use end time, and a use location for each equipment to be lent that is transported as the transported object by the mobile robot. The transport system executes a determination process for determining whether an interval from the use end time to a next use start time is equal to or longer than a predetermined time for each equipment based on the management information. The transport system transports the equipment to its storage location after an end of use of the equipment when the interval is equal to or longer than the predetermined time, and transports the equipment to a next use location of the equipment after the end of the use of the equipment when the interval is shorter than the predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220194737
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile method for an autonomous mobile device according to the present embodiment is an autonomous mobile method for an autonomous mobile device that autonomously moves in a facility provided with an elevator. When the total number of the autonomous mobile devices including other autonomous mobile devices in a car of the elevator is larger than a threshold that is a plural number, an operation mode of the car is switched from a general mode in which a human is allowed to enter the car to a dedicated mode in which the human is prohibited from entering the car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Oda, Tetsuya Taira, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma, Kyosuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20220002854
    Abstract: A titanium aluminide alloy material for hot forging has a chemical composition including, by atom, aluminum of 38.0% or greater and 39.9% or less, niobium of 3.0% or greater and 5.0% or less, vanadium of 3.0% or greater and 4.0% or less, carbon of 0.05% or greater and 0.15% or less, and titanium and an inevitable impurity as a residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicants: IHI Corporation, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Keiji KUBUSHIRO, Yutaro OTA, Shin USUI, Masao TAKEYAMA, Hirotoyo NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210404042
    Abstract: A titanium aluminide alloy material for hot forging has a chemical composition including, by atom, aluminum of 43.0% or greater and 45.0% or less, niobium of 4.0% or greater and 6.0% or less, chromium of 1.5% or greater and 3.5% or less, and titanium and an inevitable impurity as a residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicants: IHI Corporation, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Keiji KUBUSHIRO, Yutaro OTA, Satoshi TAKAHASHI, Masao TAKEYAMA, Hirotoyo NAKASHIMA, Ryosuke YAMAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200362439
    Abstract: A TiAl alloy member for hot forging includes a substrate made of TiAl alloy, and an Al layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the Al layer containing Al as a main constituent and containing Ti.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji KUBUSHIRO, Masanobu BABA, Yohei SAKAKIBARA, Yutaro OTA