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1.

CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

      
Application Number 16970644
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-18
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakao, Goro
  • Kawai, Yusuke
  • Nomura, Atsushi
  • Zaitsu, Toshiyuki

Abstract

A contactless power transmission apparatus includes a receiver that includes a resonant circuit that receives electric power from a transmitter. The receiver causes, in response to a measurement value of an output voltage of electric power output from the resonant circuit being out of a predetermined allowable range of voltages, a short circuit to short-circuit the resonant circuit and transmits determination information indicating that the contactless power transmission apparatus is not outputting a constant voltage. In response to the determination information, the transmitter in the contactless power transmission apparatus detects a switching frequency of alternating current power to be supplied to a transmitter coil from a power supply circuit at which the contactless power transmission apparatus outputs a constant voltage in accordance with a measurement value of a current through the transmitter coil.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 50/12 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using inductive coupling of the resonant type
  • H02J 50/80 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power involving the exchange of data, concerning supply or distribution of electric power, between transmitting devices and receiving devices

2.

POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK MONITORING SYSTEM AND POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK MONITORING DEVICE

      
Application Number 16481112
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-11-17
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner Omron Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Adachi, Tatsuya
  • Takeya, Hiroaki
  • Sugiura, Mitsunori
  • Funasaka, Yuji

Abstract

A power distribution network monitoring system detects abnormalities that occur in a power distribution network using measuring instruments installed in the power distribution network. The power distribution network monitoring system includes a plurality of measuring instruments that are installed at predetermined positions on power lines on an upstream side of the downmost-stream power demander, among the power lines constituting the power distribution network and configured to perform electrical measurement of the power lines; and an abnormality detector configured to determine whether or not data related to the measurement result measured by the measuring instrument has been received a predetermined number of times within a predetermined length of time, and detect the abnormality.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/08 - Locating faults in cables, transmission lines, or networks
  • H02J 13/00 - Circuit arrangements for providing remote indication of network conditions, e.g. an instantaneous record of the open or closed condition of each circuitbreaker in the network; Circuit arrangements for providing remote control of switching means in a power distribution network, e.g. switching in and out of current consumers by using a pulse code signal carried by the network
  • H04Q 9/00 - Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems for selectively calling a substation from a main station, in which substation desired apparatus is selected for applying a control signal thereto or for obtaining measured values therefrom

3.

LIGHT DETECTION DEVICE, LIGHT DETECTION METHOD AND OPTICAL DISTANCE SENSOR

      
Application Number 16979576
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-08
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Horino, Masanobu
  • Matsui, Yuki
  • Nakamuro, Ken
  • Nakada, Sayuki

Abstract

A light detection device detects incident light according to a detection start timing. The light detection device includes a plurality of photosensors, a signal combining circuit, a detection circuit, and at least one time measurement circuit. The plurality of photosensors receive light to generate output signals indicating light reception results, respectively. The signal combining circuit sums a plurality of output signals from the respective photosensors to generate a combined signal. The detection circuit detects a timing, at which the combined signal is maximized after the detection start timing, to generate a detection signal indicating the detected timing. The time measurement circuit measures a count period between the detection start timing and the detected timing based on the detection signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/4865 - Time delay measurement, e.g. time-of-flight measurement, time of arrival measurement or determining the exact position of a peak
  • G01S 7/481 - Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
  • G01S 17/10 - Systems determining position data of a target for measuring distance only using transmission of interrupted, pulse-modulated waves

4.

CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

      
Application Number 16968878
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-13
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ueyama, Yuki
  • Abe, Yasuaki
  • Sakatani, Nobuyuki
  • Imatake, Kazuhiko
  • Fujii, Takashi

Abstract

A control device executes a step of starting a computation processing of a prediction model; a step of computing a remaining processing time until the computation processing is completed after starting the computation processing of the prediction model; a step of determining whether the determination of the command value based on an output obtained from the prediction model is made within a control timing for controlling the operation of manufacturing by the manufacturing device, on the basis of a computed remaining processing time; and a step of stopping, when it is determined that the determination of the command value is not made within the control timing, the computation processing of the prediction model, determining the command value on the basis of a value of an intermediate result of the computation processing, and controlling the operation of the manufacturing device on the basis of the determined command value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 13/04 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric involving the use of models or simulators
  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • G06Q 50/04 - Manufacturing

5.

STATE DETERMINATION DEVICE, ON-VEHICLE INSTRUMENT, DRIVING ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, STATE DETERMINATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020023555
Publication Number 2021/005975
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-16
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kan, Eriko
  • Tasaki, Hiroshi

Abstract

This state determination device is for determining the state of a person, and is equipped with: an eyes open/closedness degree detection unit for detecting the degree of open/closedness of the eyes of the person from an image obtained by capturing the person's face; a closed-eye rate calculation unit for calculating the person's closed-eye rate using an eye open/closedness degree detected during a first prescribed period; a feature quantity variation calculation unit for calculating a feature quantity variation in the closed-eye rate using the calculated closed-eye rate during a second prescribed period; and an inattentiveness state determination unit for determining the person's inattentiveness state on the basis of the calculated feature quantity variation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08G 1/16 - Anti-collision systems
  • B60W 40/08 - Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit related to drivers or passengers

6.

MONITORING DEVICE, MONITORING METHOD, MONITORING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number JP2020024493
Publication Number 2021/006022
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Imakita, Atsushi

Abstract

The present invention ensures the listability of the state of a monitoring target in an upper layer and the state of a monitoring target in a lower layer without causing crampedness in a display area. A monitoring device (2) is provided with: a data storage unit (12) that stores tree structure data (120) including a plurality of groups each of which includes one or more monitoring channels; a state identification unit (22) that identifies the states of the monitoring channels; and a display control unit (23) that causes icons (70) corresponding to the groups to be displayed, each of the icons having a first display area (71) and a second display area (72), the first display area has displayed therein a representative state in which the states of monitoring channels belonging to a group corresponding to the icon are integrated, and the second display area has displayed therein the states of some of the monitoring channels belonging to the group corresponding to the icon.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 23/00 - Alarms responsive to unspecified undesired or abnormal conditions
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance

7.

SIGNAL PROCESSOR

      
Application Number JP2020007817
Publication Number 2021/005824
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-26
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kataoka, Nobuo
  • Mizutani, Seiji

Abstract

The present invention enables a device or the like, which is not adapted for communication using superimposed signals, to be used in a system using superimposed signals. The signal processor is provided with: a superimposition circuit (18) for generating a superimposed signal obtained by superimposing a data signal indicative of prescribed information on an operation signal relating to an operation element (13) of an electric device (53); an information storage unit (140) for storing the prescribed information; a signal transmission terminal (62) for inputting/outputting the operation signal or the superimposed signal to/from the electric device or device controllers (3, 52); and an information transmission terminal (63) for inputting/outputting information to/from an information transfer device (200A) which executes at least one of reading of information stored in the information storage unit and writing of information in the information storage unit. The signal processor is connected to an external device via a connector member (61), and each of the terminals is provided in an area that is inside the connector member in a state where the signal processor is connected to the external device via the connector member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 25/49 - Transmitting circuits; Receiving circuits using three or more amplitude levels
  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • H01R 13/46 - Bases; Cases
  • H04L 25/02 - Baseband systems - Details

8.

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR BONDED ARTICLE, AND BONDED ARTICLE

      
Application Number JP2020025819
Publication Number 2021/006145
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-01
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hiramitsu, Norihito
  • Komori, Takekazu

Abstract

In order to thermally cure a thermosetting adhesive quickly and with less energy, the bonded article (10) according to the present invention comprises an adherend member (1) having a thermal conductivity of 1 w/m·K or more, an adherend member (2) made of a material which can adhere to the adherend member (1), and an adhesion portion that is formed of a cured product of a thermosetting adhesive (3) and that in contact with both the adherend member (1) and the adherend member (2), wherein the adherend member (1) has a heat transfer-inhibiting structure (4) which inhibits the transfer of heat from a portion thereof in contact with the adhesive (3) to a peripheral portion thereof.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09J 5/06 - Adhesive processes in general; Adhesive processes not provided for elsewhere, e.g. relating to primers involving heating of the applied adhesive
  • B32B 37/00 - Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding
  • G02B 5/04 - Prisms
  • B29C 65/54 - Applying the adhesive between pre-assembled parts

9.

RADAR DEVICE, PRESENCE DETERMINATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020009157
Publication Number 2021/005830
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-04
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Mishima, Kazuma

Abstract

This radar device comprises a surface area calculation unit (30) for calculating a surface area by integrating reflection power and a presence determination unit (30) for determining whether an object is present within a predetermined close range from a transmission and reception unit. The presence determination unit (30) determines that an object is present within the close range if the following first condition is met: the current surface area calculated by the surface area calculation unit (30) for a specific range is larger than a reference surface area that was calculated for the specific range by the surface area calculation unit (30) when no object was present in the close range.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/41 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group using analysis of echo signal for target characterisation; Target signature; Target cross-section
  • G01S 13/04 - Systems determining presence of a target

10.

CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020009376
Publication Number 2021/005831
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-05
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nishiyama, Yoshihide
  • Nagata, Yuta

Abstract

Provided is a technology for managing security information in an integrated manner in a control system (2) configured from a plurality of units. The control system (2) is provided with a master unit (300) connected to a bus (10) and a slave unit (200) that is connected to the bus (10) and communicates with the master unit (300) via the bus (10). The master unit (300) has a nonvolatile memory (308) for storing first security information (330), which is information to be concealed. The slave unit (200) has a volatile memory (206). The slave unit (200) receives the first security information (330) from the master unit (300) at a predetermined timing and stores the first security information (330) in the volatile memory (206).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/31 - User authentication
  • G06F 21/44 - Program or device authentication
  • G06F 21/45 - Structures or tools for the administration of authentication
  • G06F 21/60 - Protecting data
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]

11.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020024568
Publication Number 2021/006030
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Zeng Xiangyu
  • Hashimoto, Atsushi

Abstract

Provided is an information processing device that derives, by a neural network, an index value relating to a plant growing state, the information processing device completing the education of the neural network with a relatively small quantity of images. This information processing device comprises: first through Nth (N≧2) image analysis units that, by using a neural network to analyze a cultivation region image capturing a plant cultivation region, calculate a state index value, i.e. an index value of a plant growing state in the cultivation region, each of the first through Nth image analysis units including a neural network trained with a plurality of cultivation region images for which a prescribed tree vigor index value is classified into first through Nth tree vigor index value categories; and a selection unit that receives the input of a cultivation region image for which the state index value is to be calculated, and causes the input cultivation region image to be analyzed by an image analysis unit, from among the first through Nth image analysis units, that was trained with a plurality of cultivation region images classified into the same tree vigor index value category as the input cultivation region image.

IPC Classes  ?

12.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INDEX VALUE CALCULATION METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020024554
Publication Number 2021/006029
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Zeng Xiangyu
  • Hashimoto, Atsushi

Abstract

Provided is an information processing device which can calculate an accurate index value pertaining to a growing state of a plant without increasing a user's load. The information processing device is provided with: a reception means which receives an input of a captured image obtained by photographing a plant-growing area including a rectangular shape area from a long side direction of the rectangular shape area; a conversion coefficient calculation means which calculates conversion coefficients pertaining to a plurality of respective positions in the depth direction by specifying the numbers of pixels in the width direction of the rectangular shape area within the captured image input to the reception means with respect to the respective positions in the depth direction in the captured image, and by dividing the actual width of the rectangular shape area by each of the specified numbers of pixels; and an index value calculation means which calculates an index value pertaining to the growing state of the plant by analyzing the captured image by using the conversion coefficients calculated by the conversion coefficient calculation means with respect to the positions in the depth direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A01G 7/00 - Botany in general
  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image

13.

AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE

      
Application Number JP2020024085
Publication Number 2021/006007
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakayama, Shingo
  • Taguchi, Yoshikaga
  • Nishimura, Atsushi

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to reduce the probability that an object being pulled interferes with the surrounding environment even when the vehicle unit of an automated guided vehicle rotates. The automated guided vehicle (1) is provided with: an autonomous-travel-type vehicle unit (10) having two drive wheels (11); an arm unit (21) connected to the vehicle unit (10), the arm unit (21) being capable of pulling an object being pulled; and a control motor (24) connected to the arm unit (21), the control motor (24) controlling the angle of rotation of the arm unit (21) in plan view. In plan view, the rotary axis (23) of the arm unit (21) rotated by the control motor (24) is located in a range corresponding to the center (C) of the two drive wheels (11).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

14.

TRANSPORT DEVICE WITH TRACTION MECHANISM, TRANSPORT SYSTEM, AND TRACTION DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020024083
Publication Number 2021/006006
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakayama, Shingo
  • Taguchi, Yoshikaga
  • Nishimura, Atsushi

Abstract

Provided is a transport device equipped with a new mechanism for avoiding collisions with obstacles. A transport device (1A) according to one embodiment of the present invention is provided with a vehicle (10) and a traction mechanism (20). In the traction mechanism (20), an arm unit (21), and an arm turning motor (24) that controls the rotation angle of the arm unit (21) are provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

15.

CONTROL DEVICE, LASER MACHINING SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH SAME, AND LASER MACHINING METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020008669
Publication Number 2021/005827
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-02
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fukui, Hiroshi
  • Oue, Hiroshi
  • Ishizu, Yuichi
  • Kisaichi, Koji

Abstract

A control device (10) is provided with a machining control unit (11), an image processing unit (12), and a storage unit (13). The storage unit (13) stores: a registration pattern (RP) that is set in a state where a workpiece (50) is at a reference position and at a reference height and that includes the shape of a part of the workpiece (50); a subject reference position (P0, Q0) corresponding to the registration pattern (RP); and reference coordinates (X0, Y0) of a position at which the workpiece (50) irradiated with a guide beam is present. The machining control unit (11) corrects a laser beam machining position on a machining surface (50c) of the workpiece (50) with reference to the reference coordinates (X0, Y0) stored in the storage unit (13) and the subject reference position (P0, Q0) corresponding to the registration pattern (RP).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece

16.

LIGHT DETECTION DEVICE, LIGHT DETECTION METHOD AND OPTICAL DISTANCE SENSOR

      
Application Number 16977968
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-08
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Horino, Masanobu
  • Matsui, Yuki
  • Nakamuro, Ken
  • Nakada, Sayuki

Abstract

A light detection device detects incident light according to a detection start timing. The light detection device includes photosensors, a signal combining circuit, a detection circuit, a time measurement circuit, and a timing extraction circuit. The photosensors receive light to generate output signals indicating light reception results, respectively. The signal combining circuit sums output signals from the respective photosensors to generate a combined signal. The detection circuit detects a timing at which the combined signal reaches a first threshold or larger to generate a detection signal. The time measurement circuit measures a count period between the detection start timing and the detected timing based on the detection signal. The timing extraction circuit extracts timing information from a predetermined period defined by the detected timing as a reference, the timing information indicating a timing at which the combined signal increases.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/4865 - Time delay measurement, e.g. time-of-flight measurement, time of arrival measurement or determining the exact position of a peak
  • G01S 7/481 - Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
  • G01S 17/10 - Systems determining position data of a target for measuring distance only using transmission of interrupted, pulse-modulated waves

17.

BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 17041160
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-02
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner
  • OMRON Corporation (Japan)
  • OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yase, Satoshi
  • Kamada, Keigo
  • Ozawa, Hisashi
  • Iwade, Ayaka
  • Sugano, Masayuki
  • Saito, Keisuke
  • Kawabata, Yasuhiro

Abstract

Provided is a technique for detecting a state of an occurrence of a body motion of a measurement target person affecting measurement by using an apparatus configured to measure biological information using a radio wave. A biological information measurement apparatus (1) according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a transmitter (3) configured to transmit a radio wave to a measurement site of a living body; a receiver (4) configured to receive a reflected wave of the radio wave by the measurement site and output a waveform signal of the reflected wave; a feature extractor (1051) configured to extract information indicating a feature of a waveform from the waveform signal; and a body motion detector (1052) configured to detect a state of an occurrence of a body motion of the living body affecting measurement of the biological information, based on the extracted information indicating the feature of the waveform.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/021 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

18.

RELAY

      
Application Number 16979868
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-18
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Miyake, Ayaka
  • Kitagawa, Tatsuro
  • Oyama, Tamako
  • Kondo, Takuya

Abstract

A relay includes a fixed terminal, a fixed contact connected to the fixed terminal, a movable contact piece facing the fixed terminal, a movable contact, a card, and a drive unit configured to generate a driving force to operate the card. The movable contact is connected to the movable contact piece and faces the fixed contact. The card is made from resin and presses the movable contact piece to operate the movable contact piece. The card includes a first pressing portion and a second pressing portion. The first and second pressing portions are configured to contact the movable contact piece and press the movable contact piece. The second pressing portion is disposed apart from the first pressing portion in a width direction of the movable contact piece. The first and second pressing portions are disposed inside side edges of the movable contact piece in the width direction respectively.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01H 50/64 - Driving arrangements between movable part of magnetic circuit and contact
  • H01H 50/24 - Parts rotatable or rockable outside coil
  • H01H 50/54 - Contact arrangements

19.

CONTROLLER, CONTROL SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020008911
Publication Number 2021/005829
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-03
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Inui, Tomonari

Abstract

A PLC (100) is provided with: a communication interface (6) for accessing a database device (400); a command execution unit (2) that executes a user program (186) that includes an access command for accessing the database device (400) and that is associated with control of an object to be controlled; and an access processing unit (4) that generates an access request in response to execution of the access command by the command execution unit (2), and transmits the access request to the communication interface (6). The access processing unit (4) extracts an access request which satisfies a prescribed condition from an error list having recorded therein access requests generated when access to the database device (400) has failed, and retransmits the extracted access request to the communication interface (6).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

20.

A/D CONVERSION DEVICE, A/D CONVERSION METHOD, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020008706
Publication Number 2021/005828
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-02
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kuniyasu, Yuki
  • Yamada, Takaaki

Abstract

The present invention suppresses the influence of the variability of a dither signal and stabilize A/D conversion performance in an oversampling A/D conversion device. An A/D conversion device (10) is provided with: a dither signal generation unit (1) that generates a dither signal to be added to an analog input signal; an A/D conversion unit (3) that performs processing for conversing the analog input signal to which the dither signal is added into a digital value; and an averaging processing unit (5) that calculates the average value of the digital values obtained by performing the conversion processing by the A/D conversion unit multiple times within a predetermined period, and outputs the average value as a digital signal after A/D conversion using the predetermined period as a sampling period. The value of the dither signal fluctuates in the range of amplitude corresponding to a value set in the range of 6-260 LSB inclusive in the predetermined period.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H03M 1/08 - Continuously compensating for, or preventing, undesired influence of physical parameters of noise
  • H03M 1/12 - Analogue/digital converters
  • H03M 1/20 - Increasing resolution using an n bit system to obtain n + m bits, e.g. by dithering

21.

CONTROL PROGRAM AND METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020007944
Publication Number 2021/005825
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-27
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kataoka, Nobuo
  • Mizutani, Seiji

Abstract

The present invention enables an apparatus or the like, which does not respond to a communication using a superposed signal, to be used in a system using the superposed signal. This control program, which is for a terminal device (300) connectable to a signal processing device (100) through a communication cable (51), includes: first identification information acquisition steps (S102, S202) for acquiring, from the signal processing device, first identification information for identifying the signal processing device in the terminal device; second identification information acquisition steps (S105, S205) for acquiring, through an input unit (311) of the terminal device, second identification information for identifying an electric apparatus (53) that is electrically connected to the signal processing device and operates an operation element; generation steps (S106, S206) for generating association information for associating the first identification information with the second identification information; and output steps (S107, S208) for outputting the association information so that the association information is received by the information processing device (2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 25/49 - Transmitting circuits; Receiving circuits using three or more amplitude levels
  • G06F 13/10 - Program control for peripheral devices
  • H04L 25/02 - Baseband systems - Details

22.

PULLING DEVICE, AND TRANSPORTATION DEVICE PROVIDED WITH PULLING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020024071
Publication Number 2021/006005
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Nakayama, Shingo

Abstract

Provided is a pulling device linked to an autonomously travelling vehicle unit, the pulling device making it possible to control, on the basis of the travel state of the vehicle unit, the angle of travel of an object subject to pulling. The pulling device (26) is provided with: an arm section (21) connected to an autonomous-travel-type vehicle unit (10), the arm unit (21) being capable of pulling an object subject to pulling; a control motor (24) connected to the arm section (21), the control motor (24) controlling the rotation angle of the arm section (21) in plan view; a state acquisition unit (14, 15) for acquiring the state of travel of the vehicle unit (10); and a rotation control unit (angle control unit 25) for determining the rotation angle of the arm section (21) on the basis of the travel state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 5/00 - Manipulators mounted on wheels or on carriages
  • B65G 1/04 - Storage devices mechanical

23.

RADAR APPARATUS, GHOST DECISION METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 16809462
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-04
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Mishima, Kazuma

Abstract

In a radar apparatus of the present invention, a ghost deciding unit decides whether or not a first condition that a first object candidate and a second object candidate are in the same direction with respect to the transmission/reception unit is satisfied, and then decides whether or not a second condition that, of the first and second object candidates, a reflection power from the first object candidate located farther away from the transmission/reception unit is smaller than a reflection power from the second object candidate located closer to the transmission/reception unit is satisfied. The ghost deciding unit decides that only when the first condition and the second condition are satisfied, the first object candidate is a ghost.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/41 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group using analysis of echo signal for target characterisation; Target signature; Target cross-section
  • G01S 13/42 - Simultaneous measurement of distance and other coordinates

24.

INSPECTION SYSTEM, DISCRIMINATION SYSTEM, AND LEARNING DATA GENERATION DEVICE

      
Application Number 16976461
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-13
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Ijiri, Yoshihisa

Abstract

A characteristic included in data is determined with relatively high precision. An inspection system according to one aspect of the present invention acquires a plurality of learning data sets respectively including a combination of image data and correct answer data, and sets a difficulty level of determination for each of the learning data sets in accordance with a degree to which a result which is obtained by determining the acceptability of a product in the image data of each of the learning data sets by a first discriminator conforms to a correct answer indicated by the correct answer data. Besides, the inspection system constructs a second discriminator that determines the acceptability of the product by executing stepwise machine learning in which the learning data sets are utilized in ascending order of the set difficulty level.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06K 9/68 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means using sequential comparisons of the image signals with a plurality of reference, e.g. addressable memory

25.

BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

      
Application Number 17029323
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-23
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner
  • OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fujii, Kenji
  • Kawabata, Yasuhiro
  • Matsumura, Naomi
  • Fujita, Reiji
  • Ito, Akito

Abstract

A blood pressure measurement device according to one aspect includes: a blood pressure measurement unit configured to measure blood pressure at a measurement target site of a measurement target subject; a pulse transit time measurement unit configured to measure a pulse transit time at the measurement target site of the measurement target subject; a blood pressure value calculation unit configured to calculate a blood pressure value, on the basis of measurement results of the pulse transit time and a relational expression representing a correlation between the pulse transit time and the blood pressure; a posture instruction unit configured to instruct the measurement target subject to assume a plurality of postures in which height positions of the measurement target site with respect to a heart of the measurement target subject are different from each other; and a calibration unit configured to calibrate the relational expression, on the basis of the blood pressure measured by the blood pressure measurement unit and the pulse transit time measured by the pulse transit time measurement unit, for each of the plurality of postures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/021 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels
  • A61B 5/022 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by applying pressure to close blood vessels, e.g. against the skin; Ophthaldynamometers
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

26.

CONTROL SYSTEM, SETTING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020010343
Publication Number 2021/002059
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-10
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Akai, Ryota
  • Yoneda, Mitsuhiro
  • Niimi, Taiga
  • Sakatani, Nobuyuki
  • Sawada, Shigenori

Abstract

The present invention provides a control system which can freely locate a control program. At a time when control programs are located among a plurality of devices, for the respective control programs, a control system (1) decides a device where the control program should be located from among the plurality of devices on the basis of a communication delay time (631) among the devices and an information (632) relating to a resource which can be used to execute the control program of each of the devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

27.

CALCULATION DEVICE, CALCULATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 16976468
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-07
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hayashi, Kennosuke
  • Shibata, Yoshiya
  • Tomono, Yu
  • Saito, Chisato

Abstract

A calculation device, a calculation method, and a storage medium are provided. The present invention is provided with: a first calculation unit which, with respect to input data, performs calculations relating to predetermined processing by using a first model in which a corresponding relationship between input data and output data changes by performing machine learning that uses learning data, and outputs a first output; a second calculation unit which, with respect to input data, performs calculations relating to predetermined processing using a second model for which the correspondence relationship between input data and output data is fixed, and outputs a second output; and a comparison unit which, on the basis of a comparison result obtained by comparing the first output and the second output with a prescribed determination standard, outputs the first output, the second output, or a third output that is a combination of the first and second outputs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G05B 13/02 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric
  • G06N 5/02 - Knowledge representation

28.

NEURAL NETWORK-TYPE IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, APPEARANCE INSPECTION APPARATUS AND APPEARANCE INSPECTION METHOD

      
Application Number 16976471
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-20
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Ijiri, Yoshihisa

Abstract

This neural network-type image processing device is provided with an input layer which comprises one unit where an input image is inputted, an output layer which comprises one unit where an output image is outputted, and multiple intermediate layers which are arranged between the input layer and the output layer and each of which comprises multiple units, the unit of the input layer, the units of the intermediate layers, and the unit of the output layer are fully connected with connection coefficients. The units of the intermediate layers are image processing modules which perform image processing on the image inputted to said units. The input image is inputted from the unit of the input layer, passes through the units of the intermediate layers, and is then outputted as an output image from the unit of the output layer; the connection coefficients are updated with learning based on a backpropagation algorithm.

IPC Classes  ?

29.

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AUTOMATION SYSTEM AND AUTOMATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16981291
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-22
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naser, Mohammad
  • Knaap, Dingeman
  • Yurchenko, Mariya

Abstract

A method for operating an automation system comprising at least one field device associated to a local control device is provided. The method comprises: controlling an operation of the field device based on control data generated by the local control device; receiving monitoring data describing the controlled operation of the field device from the field device; modifying configuration data of the local control device based on the monitoring data; generating upload data comprising information about the modification of the configuration data and/or about changes in the operation of the field device resulting from the modification of the configuration data; in the local control device and/or in a central control device, deleting, encrypting and/or masking specified information from the upload data to generate modified upload data; and providing the modified upload data for use by another local control device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/4155 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by programme execution, i.e. part programme or machine function execution, e.g. selection of a programme
  • G06N 5/02 - Knowledge representation

30.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number JP2019026091
Publication Number 2021/001882
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-01
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hasegawa, Takahiro
  • Nishina, Yuki
  • Maruyama, Yu

Abstract

Provided is an information processing device comprising: a parameter setting unit that sets, on the basis of the size of an adsorption pad, a parameter for evaluating an evaluation index; a planar region extraction unit that extracts a planar region on the basis of three-dimensional measurement data of a target object; an adsorption grip likelihood calculation unit that calculates an adsorption grip likelihood on the basis of an evaluation result of the evaluation index for the planar region; an adsorption grip position/posture calculation unit that calculates the position and posture of an adsorption hand; and a grip priority order setting unit that sets a priority order of the adsorption grip position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 13/08 - Controls for manipulators by means of sensing devices, e.g. viewing or touching devices

31.

COUNTER UNIT

      
Application Number JP2020008702
Publication Number 2021/002051
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-02
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Kikunaga, Yoshitaka

Abstract

The present invention provides a counter unit (10) that supports, in a plurality of output devices, both a case where there is no problem in a state in which common signal terminals or power supply terminals are connected by common wiring, and a case where it is preferable to connect the common signal terminals or the power supply terminals by circuits insulated from each other. The counter unit (10) is provided with a switching unit (15) that performs switching between a non-insulated circuit (16) that connects a plurality of common signal terminals (COMA, COMB, COMC) and/or a plurality of power supply terminals (IOV, IOG) by common wiring, and an insulated circuit (17) that connects the plurality of common signal terminals and/or the plurality of power supply terminals by circuits insulated from each other.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H03K 21/00 - PULSE TECHNIQUE - Details of pulse counters or frequency dividers
  • H03K 17/78 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of opto-electronic devices, i.e. light-emitting and photoelectric devices electrically- or optically-coupled
  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

32.

WORK MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020009907
Publication Number 2021/002057
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-09
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Takenaka, Toshiharu

Abstract

A work management device which manages a work is provided with: a work rule acquisition unit for acquiring information relating to a work rule in each step of a work; a work assistance information display unit for causing information to assist the work to be displayed on worker glasses worn by a worker who performs the work in each step on the basis of the work rule; a robot control unit for controlling a work robot which performs the work in each step on the basis of the work rule; a work achievement information acquisition unit for acquiring information relating to the work performed by the worker and information relating to the work performed by the work robot; and a work result determination unit for determining whether the respective works are completed in accordance with the work rule or not on the basis of the information relating to the work performed by the worker and the information relating to the work performed by the work robot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)

33.

CONTROL SYSTEM, SUPPORT DEVICE, AND SETTING PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020010349
Publication Number 2021/002060
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-10
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Niimi, Taiga
  • Yoneda, Mitsuhiro
  • Akai, Ryota
  • Sakatani, Nobuyuki
  • Sawada, Shigenori

Abstract

According to the present invention, a control program can be freely arranged between a plurality of control devices. This control system comprises a plurality of control devices (100) connected to a network (11), wherein the control device operates a control program having an instruction for calculating and updating a control command that is a value related to the control of control targets (90A, 90B). This support device (500) arranges, in at least one of the plurality of control devices, a plurality of control programs each having an instruction for calculating and updating the same control command, and adjusts an operation time between the plurality of control programs such that updates of the same control command do not conflict with each other between the plurality of control programs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

34.

CONTROL SYSTEM

      
Application Number JP2020025985
Publication Number 2021/002421
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-02
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nishiyama, Yoshihide
  • Nishimura, Yasuhiro
  • Eguchi, Shigeyuki
  • Azuma, Katsuhiko

Abstract

The present invention simplifies processing for time synchronization between units. The control system is provided with: first and second units each having a timer; a data line that transmits data between the first and second units, the data including a timer value indicated by a timer; a signal wire that electrically connects the first and second units; and an adjustment means connected to the signal wire and the data line. The adjustment means acquires a timer value via the data line when receiving a trigger signal via the signal wire, and matches the timer of the second unit with the timer of the first unit on the basis of the acquired timer value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

35.

PLANT CULTIVATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND PLANT CULTIVATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020026053
Publication Number 2021/002439
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-02
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner
  • OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
  • ORGANIC NICO CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sasaki, Sho
  • Miyaji, Takaaki
  • Nakamura, Arata

Abstract

Provided is a technique that enables less experienced producers to perform cultivation management that reflects their management policies. The present invention is provided with: a plan determination device (3) that determines a plant cultivation plan on the basis of a management policy of a producer and a plant growth simulation; an environment/work control device (4) that controls a plant surrounding environment and provides a work instruction to a worker; and a management execution device (2) that manages the relation between a plan index value related to the cultivation plan determined by the plan determination device (3) and an actual index value for plant cultivation obtained by the environment/work control device. The management execution device (2) provides past record/prediction information of an index value and work content information to the plan determination device (3), acquires index value plan information from the plan determination device (3), provides work content change information and a control policy for the plant surrounding environment to the environment/work control device (4), and acquires actual work content information, record information of a plant index value, the plant surrounding environment, and vital record information from the environment/work control device (4).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
  • G06Q 50/02 - Agriculture; Fishing; Mining
  • A01G 7/00 - Botany in general

36.

ELECTRONICS DRIVER FOR PULSED DISCHARGE

      
Application Number US2020040644
Publication Number 2021/003359
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-02
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Schleifer, Fred, Freybler

Abstract

This application describes a laser driver that can include a voltage source, an inductor, at least one capacitor, a diode laser, and an electronic switch. The switch may be connected to ground and may be configured to alternate between an on state and an off state. In a first on state, current may flow through the switch to the inductor and through the inductor to store energy in the inductor. In a first off state, the inductor may release the stored energy and allow current to flow to the at least one capacitor to charge the at least one capacitor. In a second on state, the at least one capacitor may discharge and allow current to flow through the diode laser to cause the diode laser to emit light energy.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01S 3/00 - Lasers, i.e. devices using stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation in the infrared, visible or ultraviolet wave range
  • H01S 5/042 - Electrical excitation
  • H01S 5/00 - Semiconductor lasers
  • H02M 1/14 - Arrangements for reducing ripples from dc input or output

37.

LIMIT SWITCH

      
Application Number 16645634
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-03
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Manabu
  • Tsukimori, Kazuyuki
  • Komeyama, Hiroyasu
  • Yoshida, Kouhei

Abstract

A limit switch is provided with a switch body having a contract mechanism inside, and an operation unit connected to the switch body. The operation unit may include a pivoting shaft support that permits pivoting of the pivoting shaft with respect to the housing body in a state of an external force along the extending direction of the pivoting shaft being not applied to the operation lever, and contacts the peripheral wall to support the pivoting shaft in a state of an external force along the extending direction of the pivoting shaft being applied to the operation lever.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01H 21/28 - Operating parts, e.g. handle biased to return to original position upon removal of operating force adapted for actuation at a limit or other predetermined position in the path of a body, the relative movement of switch and body being primarily for a purpose other than the actuation of the switch, e.g. door switch, limit switch, floor-levelling swi
  • H01H 21/04 - Cases; Covers

38.

ELECTROMAGNETIC RELAY AND TERMINAL BLOCK

      
Application Number 16956655
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-12-26
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimoda, Seiki
  • Hayashida, Kenshi
  • Noguchi, Takeshi

Abstract

An electromagnetic relay and a terminal block each include a voltage converter. The voltage converter is located adjacent to a coil and electrically connected to first coil terminals and second coil terminals. The voltage converter converts a power supply voltage input through one of the first coil terminals to a set value different from the input power supply voltage and outputs the power supply voltage to an electromagnet through one of the second coil terminals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01H 50/02 - Bases; Casings; Covers
  • H01H 47/32 - Energising current supplied by semiconductor device
  • H01H 50/04 - Mounting complete relay or separate parts of relay on a base or inside a case

39.

SESSION CONTROL APPARATUS, SESSION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 16962129
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamato, Tetsuji
  • Yoshikawa, Taiji

Abstract

A session control apparatus, a session control method, and a session control program may maintain a quality of input data output to a processing module. A processing module has a defined condition regarding a quality of the input data. The session control apparatus includes a selection unit and a switching unit. The selection unit selects a second device when the input data fails to satisfy the condition. The switching unit switches a first device that outputs the input data to the processing module to the second device selected by the selection unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 16/907 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually

40.

METHOD, DEVICE, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SETTING LIGHTING CONDITION AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 16970376
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-03-06
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naruse, Yosuke
  • Kurita, Masashi

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a method, device, system and computer-program product for setting a lighting condition when an object is checked and a storage medium. The method includes that: the object is lighted by light sources capable of changing lighting parameters, and the object is captured by an image sensor in such lighting parameters to obtain captured images, wherein the object has known label data; and a part of or all of the captured images and the corresponding label data of the object are applied to learning of a machine learning model, and the lighting condition and the check algorithm parameters of the machine learning model is set simultaneously by optimizing both the lighting parameters and the check algorithm parameters, on the basis of a comparison result between an estimation result of the machine learning model and the label data. Therefore, operations are simplified.

IPC Classes  ?

41.

CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

      
Application Number 16970511
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-18
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakao, Goro
  • Nomura, Atsushi
  • Kawai, Yusuke
  • Zaitsu, Toshiyuki

Abstract

A contactless power transmission apparatus includes a receiver that includes a resonant circuit including a receiver coil that receives electric power from a transmitter coil included in a transmitter and a resonant capacitor connected in parallel to the receiver coil. The receiver outputs, through an output coil having fewer turns than the receiver coil and a coil connected to the output coil, electric power received by the resonant circuit and rectifies the output power with a rectifier circuit. The transmitter includes a control circuit that controls a voltage and a switching frequency of alternating current power to be supplied to the transmitter coil from a power supply circuit to allow the contactless power transmission apparatus to continuously perform a constant voltage output operation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 50/12 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using inductive coupling of the resonant type
  • H02J 50/50 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using additional energy repeaters between transmitting devices and receiving devices
  • H01F 38/14 - Inductive couplings
  • H02J 50/80 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power involving the exchange of data, concerning supply or distribution of electric power, between transmitting devices and receiving devices

42.

METHOD, DEVICE, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SETTING LIGHTING CONDITION AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 16970378
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-03-05
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naruse, Yosuke
  • Kurita, Masashi

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a method, device, system and computer-program product for setting a lighting condition when an object is checked and a storage medium. The method includes that: the object is lighted by light sources capable of changing lighting parameters specifying the lighting condition when the object is captured, and the object with corresponding label data is captured by an image sensor under multiple such lighting parameters to obtain multiple captured images; estimation images of the object are generated on the basis of image data sets obtained by associating the captured images and the corresponding lighting parameters; and the estimation images and the corresponding label data are applied to learning of the machine learning model, and the lighting condition is set on the basis of a comparison result between an estimation result of a machine learning model and the label data. Therefore, operations are simplified.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/235 - Circuitry for compensating for variation in the brightness of the object
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis

43.

CUFF UNIT AND SPHYGMOMANOMETER

      
Application Number 17023148
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-16
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner
  • OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA PREFECTURE (Japan)
  • OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nishioka, Yasutaka
  • Azuma, Kenta
  • Taniguchi, Minoru
  • Tawara, Chisato
  • Hamaguchi, Tsuyoshi

Abstract

A cuff unit of the present invention includes a first wall and a second wall that face each other with an object which has a rod shape interposed therebetween, an actuator that is capable of moving the first wall and the second wall in parallel with each other in a direction in which the first wall and the second wall relatively approach each other or separate from each other, a pressing fluid bag that is provided on a surface of the first wall on a side facing the object and that receives supply of a fluid from outside to inflate and press the object, and a restraining fluid bag that is provided on a surface of the second wall on a side facing the object and that receives supply of a fluid from outside to inflate along the periphery of the object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/022 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by applying pressure to close blood vessels, e.g. against the skin; Ophthaldynamometers

44.

ANALYSIS DEVICE, ANALYSIS METHOD, AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2019025596
Publication Number 2020/261487
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-27
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ota, Yuya
  • Hattori, Reiko
  • Tsuruta, Kosuke

Abstract

This analysis device analyzes a control program group which controls operations of a plurality of devices included in a production line. The control program group includes a plurality of variables. The plurality of variables includes first and second device variables which respectively correspond to first and second devices, and other accessible variables in two or more files. The analysis device includes an acquisition unit, an analysis unit, and a specification unit. The acquisition unit acquires the control program group. The analysis unit analyzes any of files to extract information that can specify first dependency from the first device variable to the other variable, and analyzes one or a plurality of other files to extract information that can specify second dependency from the other variable to the second device variable. The specification unit specifies dependency from the first device variable to the second device variable on the basis of the first and second dependencies.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

45.

MASTER MODULE AND CONTROL PROGRAM OF APPARATUS CONTROL DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020008503
Publication Number 2020/261646
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-28
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kataoka, Nobuo
  • Mizutani, Seiji

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to make it possible to use a device or the like that does not support communication using a superimposed signal, in a system using a superimposed signal. A master module (52A) mediates communication between an electric apparatus (6) to which a signal processing device (100) is connected and apparatus control devices (3, 4B) that control the electric apparatus. The master module is provided with: a plurality of first communication ports (54) for respectively connecting to a plurality of signal processing devices via a communication cable (51) for transmitting a superimposed signal; a data signal processing unit (44) that extracts a data signal from the superimposed signal received through the first communication port; an abnormality information generation unit (504) that, on the basis of status information that is included in the extracted data signal and indicates an abnormal state of the electric apparatus, generates abnormality information which indicates information related to an abnormality that has occurred; and an information output unit (503) that outputs the abnormality information such that the apparatus control devices can acquire the abnormality information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04Q 9/00 - Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems for selectively calling a substation from a main station, in which substation desired apparatus is selected for applying a control signal thereto or for obtaining measured values therefrom
  • H04L 25/02 - Baseband systems - Details
  • H04L 25/49 - Transmitting circuits; Receiving circuits using three or more amplitude levels

46.

CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL DEVICE, AND MANAGEMENT METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020009298
Publication Number 2020/261654
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-05
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Yasuhisa
  • Hirobe, Naoki
  • Kitamura, Yasuhiro

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to protect a control program, which is intellectual property. A control device (10) that has received a request for starting the execution of a control program (140) issues a comparison request to two or more control devices (10) that store shared information (30). The control devices (10) that have received the comparison request each compare unique information generated by the control devices with unique information of the control devices included in at least one item of the shared information (30) among the shared information (30) stored in each control device. When the comparison result satisfies a prescribed condition, the execution of the control program (140) is permitted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors
  • G06F 21/44 - Program or device authentication
  • G06F 21/64 - Protecting data integrity, e.g. using checksums, certificates or signatures

47.

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, MONITORING DEVICE, CONTROL SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020020261
Publication Number 2020/261832
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-22
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Aizawa, Tomoyoshi

Abstract

An image processing device that processes an image input from an imaging unit, said image processing device being equipped with a face detection unit for detecting a face region while scanning a search region of the image. The face detection unit is equipped with: a hierarchically structured ordinary face classifier that uses a feature amount extracted from the search region by a first feature amount extraction unit and an ordinary face feature amount stored in a face feature amount storage unit to determine whether the search region is the face of an ordinary person or is a non-face; and a specific individual face determination unit that, when the ordinary face classifier determines at any level that the search region is a non-face, uses the feature amount extracted from the search region and a face feature amount of the specific individual stored in the face feature amount storage unit to determine whether the search region is the face of the specific individual, or is a non-face.

IPC Classes  ?

48.

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2019025668
Publication Number 2020/261496
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-27
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tokusaki, Hiroyuki
  • Hyodo, Takashi
  • Uematsu, Takeshi

Abstract

This power conversion device comprises: a voltage conversion circuit that converts a predetermined input voltage into a predetermined output voltage; a voltage detection circuit that detects the magnitude of the output voltage; and a control circuit that controls the voltage conversion circuit such that the average voltage of the output voltage is equal to a predetermined target voltage. The control circuit sets a target voltage between a predetermined upper limit threshold and a predetermined lower limit threshold, lowers the target voltage when the output voltage exceeds the upper limit threshold, and increases the target voltage when the output voltage is smaller than the lower limit threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H02M 7/06 - Conversion of ac power input into dc power output without possibility of reversal by static converters using discharge tubes without control electrode or semiconductor devices without control electrode
  • H02M 3/28 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac

49.

PARAMETER ADJUSTMENT METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020008665
Publication Number 2020/261649
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-02
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nishimura, Maki
  • Egi, Mamoru
  • Ono, Yasushi
  • Nakajima, Kenji
  • Sato, Fumiaki

Abstract

According to the present invention, a feedback gain and a speed feedforward gain are appropriately adjusted. This parameter adjustment method, in which a control parameter of a control device that performs servo control of a control target is adjusted, comprises: a first step for calculating an upper limit of the feedback gain in a range in which a predetermined index related to the feedback gain of a feedback signal satisfies a predetermined target value in a state in which the speed feedforward gain related to a speed feedforward control is set to a predetermined reference value; a second step for setting the feedback gain to an adjustment initial value lower than the upper limit, and setting the speed feedforward gain to a maximum value within a settable range; and a third step for adjusting the feedback gain such that the feedback gain increases from the adjustment initial value in a range in which the feedback gain does not exceed the upper limit in a state in which at least the speed feedforward gain is set to a predetermined incremental value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 11/32 - Automatic controllers electric with outputs to more than one correcting element

50.

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, MONITORING DEVICE, CONTROL SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020019848
Publication Number 2020/261820
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-20
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Aizawa, Tomoyoshi

Abstract

An image processing device for processing an image inputted from an imaging unit, the image processing device being provided with: a facial feature amount storage unit for storing, as learned facial feature amounts, a facial feature amount of a specific individual and a normal facial feature amount; a face detection unit for detecting a face region while extracting the feature amount of a face from the image; a specific individual assessment unit for assessing, using the feature amount of the detected face region and the facial feature amount of the specific individual, whether the face in the face region is the face of the specific individual; a first facial image processing unit for performing facial image processing for a specific individual when it is assessed that the face is the face of the specific individual; and a second facial image processing unit for performing normal facial image processing when it is assessed that the face is not the face of the specific individual.

IPC Classes  ?

51.

JOINT STRUCTURE

      
Application Number JP2020019853
Publication Number 2020/261821
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-20
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Sato, Daisuke

Abstract

Provided is a joint structure having excellent thermal shock resistance and a high joint strength. A joint structure according to an embodiment of the present invention is provided with: a first member that is made of a metal material and has a plurality of holes formed in the surface thereof and having opening diameters of 30-100 μm; a third member that is made of a thermoplastic resin or a metal material which is the same as or different from that of the first member and that has a plurality of independent holes formed in the surface thereof and having opening diameters of 3-100 μm; and a second member that is made of a curable resin and joins the surface in which the holes of the first member are formed and the surface in which the holes of the third member are formed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 5/08 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of welds or the like
  • F16B 11/00 - Connecting constructional elements or machine parts by sticking or pressing them together, e.g. cold pressure welding
  • B23K 26/382 - Removing material by boring or cutting by boring
  • B32B 15/08 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin
  • B32B 15/092 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin comprising epoxy resins
  • B29C 65/48 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor using adhesives
  • B32B 7/12 - Interconnection of layers using interposed adhesives or interposed materials with bonding properties

52.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AUTOMATED MACHINE, AUTOMATED MACHINE, AND COMPUTER-PROGRAM PRODUCT

      
Application Number IB2020054962
Publication Number 2020/260977
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-26
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naser, Mohammad
  • Viviani, Paolo
  • Yurchenko, Mariya

Abstract

Aspects of operating an automated machine (l) include: a database device (101) for storing a plurality of machine safety rules (SRj) in terms of relationships between safety-sensor devices (6, 7, 8, 9) and technical devices (2, 3, 4, 5), in particular requirements between safety-sensor device description data (DSDi) and technical- device description data (DDi); and a control device (102) implemented: to retrieve the safety-sensor device description data (DSDi) and the tech- nical-device description data (DDi) associated to the technical devices (2, 3, 4, 5) and the safety-sensor devices (6, 7, 8, 9) comprised in the automated machine (l), to retrieve, from the database device (101), safety rules (SRj) corresponding to the retrieved safety-sensor device description data (DSDi) and the technical- device description data (DDi), to determine as to whether the retrieved safety-sensor device description data (DSDi) and the technical -device description data (DDi) comply with retrieved safety rules (SRj).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors
  • G05B 19/048 - Monitoring; Safety
  • G05B 23/02 - Electric testing or monitoring
  • G05B 9/02 - Safety arrangements electric

53.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM, AUTOMATED SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-PROGRAM PRODUCT

      
Application Number IB2020056117
Publication Number 2020/261236
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-29
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naser, Mohammad
  • Elias, Martijn

Abstract

A method for operating an automated system, the system comprising: a controlled device for performing an action as a function of received control data; a first control device for receiving system data and generating control data for controlling the controlled device as a function of the received system data; and a second control device for receiving input data and generating output data as a function of the input data according to a computer-implemented mapping algorithm;wherein the method comprises:adapting the computer-implemented mapping algorithm such that the second control device, upon receiving the system data as input data generates out-put data that is similar to the control data generated by the first control device with a predetermined similarity degree, wherein the computer-implemented mapping algorithm (6) includes a neural network algorithm and/or a machine learning algorithm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors

54.

Signal transfer connector

      
Application Number 29669461
Grant Number D0906252
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-08
First Publication Date 2020-12-29
Grant Date 2020-12-29
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Yamaji, Takamasa

55.

Signal transfer connector

      
Application Number 29669466
Grant Number D0906253
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-08
First Publication Date 2020-12-29
Grant Date 2020-12-29
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamaji, Takamasa
  • Nada, Heita

56.

SYNCHRONIZATION CONTROL DEVICE

      
Application Number 16643873
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-27
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Egi, Mamoru

Abstract

Provided is a synchronization control device that can control a mechanical system with good track followability. A control unit for each shaft of the synchronization control device includes: a delay time compensator which delays a position command to an FB torque command generation unit, and of which equivalent time constant is approximately the same as an equivalent time constant as a gain compensator. The synchronization control device also includes a phase adjustment unit, which adjusts a phase of at least one of the position commands, in a previous stage of each control unit, so that the time until the position command, input to each control unit, is output from the delay time compensator, becomes approximately the same.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02P 5/60 - Arrangements specially adapted for regulating or controlling the speed or torque of two or more electric motors controlling combinations of dc and ac dynamo-electric motors
  • G05D 3/12 - Control of position or direction using feedback

57.

LIMIT SWITCH

      
Application Number 16645617
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-05
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Manabu
  • Tsukimori, Kazuyuki
  • Komeyama, Hiroyasu
  • Yoshida, Kouhei
  • Komatsu, Makoto

Abstract

A limit switch may be provided with a switch body having a contact mechanism inside, and an operation unit connected to the switch body. The operation unit comprises an elastic part that energizes the operation lever from the first motion position towards the return position via the pivoting shaft and the first cam, and energizes the operation lever from the second motion position toward the return position via the pivoting shaft and the second cam, a first cam's pivoting restriction part that restricts the pivoting of the first cam in a first direction in which the operation lever moves from the return position to the second motion position, and a second cam's pivoting restriction part that restricts the pivoting to the second cam in a second direction in which die operation lever moves from the return position to the first motion position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01H 21/24 - Operating parts, e.g. handle biased to return to original position upon removal of operating force
  • H01H 21/04 - Cases; Covers
  • H01H 21/36 - Driving mechanisms

58.

Control System and Control Method

      
Application Number 16805226
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-28
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Okura, Takafumi
  • Oya, Taku

Abstract

A control device estimates a position and pose of an imaging device relative to a robot based on an image of the robot captured by the imaging device. A simulation device arranges a robot model at a teaching point, and generates a simulation image of the robot model captured by a virtual camera that is arranged so that a position and pose of the virtual camera relative to the robot model in the virtual space coincide with the estimated position and pose of the imaging device. The control device determines an amount of correction of a position and pose of the robot for the teaching point so that the position and pose of the robot on the actual image captured after the robot has been driven according to a movement command to the teaching point approximate to the position and pose of the robot model on the simulation image.

IPC Classes  ?

59.

ANNOTATION METHOD, ANNOTATION DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16969971
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-13
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Nakajima, Hiroshi

Abstract

An annotation method, an annotation device, a storage medium, and an identification system are provided. In an annotation method according to an aspect of the present invention, a computer executes: a step of acquiring sensor data in which the outputs of a sensor are arrayed in time series; and a step for providing a plurality of labels to the acquired sensor data. The plurality of labels include a first label and a second label, wherein the first label is provided to a first time segment, and the second label is provided to a second time segment that comes after the first time segment in the time series. In addition, the first time segment and the second time segment are set to have an overlapping segment in which the first time segment and the second time segment partially overlap each other in the time series.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • A61B 5/16 - Devices for psychotechnics; Testing reaction times

60.

IMAGE SEARCH DEVICE, IMAGE SEARCH METHOD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

      
Application Number 16970977
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-23
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tsuji, Ayana
  • Tanaka, Kiyoaki
  • Takayama, Takahiro
  • Zhang, Lizhou

Abstract

An image search device receives an image search request from a user, selects from a plurality of images a first group of images that match search conditions based on the search request, selects from the first group of images a second group of images based on a score calculated by a predetermined evaluation formula, and outputs information about the second group of images as a search result. The disclosed and recited embodiments may increase the score for an image in the first group of images to the extent of positive engagement by many people on the predetermined internet service and increase the score to the extent that the image is less similar to other images in the first group of images.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 16/532 - Query formulation, e.g. graphical querying
  • G06F 16/538 - Presentation of query results
  • G06F 16/583 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually using metadata automatically derived from the content

61.

LIMITED REFLECTION TYPE SENSOR

      
Application Number 16979222
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-21
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kakimoto, Naoya
  • Nakajima, Jun
  • Tada, Asuka

Abstract

A limited reflection type sensor which irradiates exit light from a light emitting unit toward an object sensing region through an exit light lens and receives, at a light receiving unit, reflected light from an object existing in the object sensing region through a reflected light lens, may include a casing including a latching portion formed on a side surface and a first opening facing the object sensing region, the casing accommodating the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit; and a lens part including a light incident/exit part formed integrally with the exit light lens and the reflected light lens, and a side surface covering part in which an end of the light incident/exit part is extended along the side surface, in which the lens part covers the first opening with the light incident/exit part and the side surface covering part is latched by the latching portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/481 - Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details
  • H05K 5/03 - Covers

62.

PULSE TRANSIT TIME MEASURING APPARATUS AND BLOOD PRESSURE MEASURING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17009424
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-01
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner
  • OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kawabata, Yasuhiro
  • Fujii, Kenji
  • Matsumura, Naomi
  • Fujita, Reiji
  • Ito, Akito

Abstract

A pulse transit time measuring apparatus according to one aspect includes a belt unit configured to be wrapped around a measurement site of a user, an electrocardiogram acquisition unit including electrodes provided at the belt unit and configured to acquire an electrocardiogram of the user by using the electrodes, a pulse wave signal acquisition unit including a pulse wave sensor provided at the belt unit, and configured to acquire a pulse wave signal representing a pulse wave of the user by using the pulse wave sensor, and a pulse transit time calculation unit configured to calculate a pulse transit time based on a time difference between a waveform characteristic point of the electrocardiogram and a waveform characteristic point of the pulse wave signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/021 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels
  • A61B 5/0408 - Electrodes specially adapted therefor
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0215 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by means inserted into the body

63.

CLOUD OBSERVATION DEVICE, CLOUD OBSERVATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2019023978
Publication Number 2020/255229
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-17
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Miao, Lin
  • Fu, Xingdou

Abstract

According to the present invention, the value of each parameter that defines measurement conditions of 3D data on an object to be measured is output as a value that matches the conditions designated by a user. The present invention involves: setting and changing, within a predetermined range, the value of each of a plurality of parameters that define the measurement conditions of 3D data indicating the three-dimensional coordinates of each point on the surface of the object to be measured; measuring a plurality of pieces of the 3D data on the object to be measured on the basis of the set or changed value of each parameter; registering the plurality of pieces of 3D data, and storing, in association with the value of each parameter, the identification result, of the object to be measured, based on the 3D data obtained by registration; receiving, from the user, the designation of priority conditions for 3D data measurement; and prioritizing and outputting, on the basis of the correspondence between each identification result of the object to be measured and the value of each parameter, one or more combinations of the values of the plurality of parameters that match the priority conditions, in descending order of level matching the priority conditions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01B 11/24 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring contours or curvatures

64.

CONTROLLER

      
Application Number JP2020007162
Publication Number 2020/255486
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-21
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Sekimoto, Hidehiko

Abstract

A controller according to the present invention comprises a program conforming to a first execution format in which the whole is executed in each instance of execution and a program conforming to a second execution format in which execution is performed sequentially. The controller also has a processor capable of calculating a second command value for controlling an object of control according to intermediate code generated by an interpreter on the basis of the execution of the program conforming to the second execution format, and is also capable of calculating the second command value for controlling the same object of control starting from the execution of the program conforming to the first execution format. The controller further comprises a permission unit that, when the timing of the execution of the two programs overlaps, permits the execution of whichever of the two programs accesses a second processor earlier.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

65.

STATE DETERMINING SENSOR

      
Application Number JP2020010023
Publication Number 2020/255493
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-09
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tomago, Norihiro
  • Imai, Kiyoshi
  • Iida, Yusuke
  • Shibasaki, Yusuke

Abstract

Provided is a state determining sensor capable of determining not only the state of a single workpiece, but also the state of a production line. A state determining sensor 10 is provided with: a measuring unit 11 for measuring a numerical value representing the state of a workpiece 30 being conveyed by means of a conveying device of a production line 20; a generating unit 12 for generating a statistical quantity relating to the numerical value; and a determining unit 13 for determining the state of the production line on the basis of the statistical quantity. The generating unit 12 may generate a statistical quantity relating to the frequency distribution of the numerical value, and the statistical quantity relating to the frequency distribution may be the average or the variance of the frequency distribution.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01D 21/00 - Measuring or testing not otherwise provided for
  • G05B 23/02 - Electric testing or monitoring

66.

KEY SWITCH

      
Application Number 16643313
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-06-20
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fujino, Hiroaki
  • Izawa, Kazuhira
  • Seto, Junichi
  • Naka, Mamiko

Abstract

The key switch includes, a base, a button attached to the base so as to be capable of coming into contact with the base and separating from the base, and a coil spring disposed between the base and the button for urging the button in a direction separating from the base. The coil spring has at least an end turn portion formed at one end, a densely wound portion that is continuous with the end turn portion and compressed in an initial state in which the button is attached to the base so that adjacent windings come into contact with each other, and a coarsely wound portion which is continuous with the densely wound portion and in which a winding pitch is larger than that of the densely wound portion, and in the initial state, adjacent windings are separated from each other.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01H 13/14 - Operating parts, e.g. push-button
  • H01H 13/02 - Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch - Details
  • H01H 13/28 - Snap-action arrangements depending upon deformation of elastic members using compression or extension of coil springs

67.

DETECTION DEVICE

      
Application Number 16963447
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-01-18
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamamoto, Katsuyuki
  • Ueda, Naotsugu
  • Kono, Yoshiteru

Abstract

A detection device for detecting characteristics of a mixed fluid containing different types of substances with different thermal properties within a prescribed range, includes: one or a plurality of heaters for heating the mixed fluid; a plurality of temperature detectors for detecting the temperature of the mixed fluid heated; a flow rate calculation unit for calculating the flow rate of the mixed fluid using the output from at least a portion of the plurality of temperature detectors; a correspondence relation storage unit that stores the correspondence relation between the output from the temperature detectors for a prescribed flow rate and the mixture ratio of the substances in the mixed fluid; and a mixture ratio calculation unit for calculating the mixture ratio of the substances in the mixed fluid on the basis of the output from the temperature detectors and the correspondence relation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01F 1/696 - Circuits therefor, e.g. constant-current flow meters
  • G01F 1/69 - Structural arrangements; Mounting of elements, e.g. in relation to fluid flow using a particular type of heating, cooling or sensing element of resistive type
  • G01N 25/18 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of thermal means by investigating thermal conductivity
  • G01F 1/74 - Devices for measuring flow of a fluid or flow of a fluent solid material in suspension in another fluid
  • G01N 33/00 - Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups
  • G01F 1/20 - Measuring the volume flow or mass flow of fluid or fluent solid material wherein the fluid passes through the meter in a continuous flow by using mechanical effects by detection of dynamic effects of the fluid flow

68.

LIGHT DETECTION DEVICE, LIGHT DETECTION METHOD, AND LIDAR DEVICE

      
Application Number 16975560
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-01
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fujiwara, Naoki
  • Matsui, Yuki
  • Yamamoto, Kazuo

Abstract

A light detection device includes a light projector, a light receiver, a detector, and a controller. The light projector projects light to a predetermined range. The light receiver has a light receiving region in which light is received. The detector detects light by comparing a light reception result by the light receiver with a predetermined threshold. The controller controls the threshold. The controller shifts in turn a range where light is projected from the light projector. The controller, causes the detector to detect light per a portion of the light receiving region, the portion corresponding to a range with light being projected from the light projector, and sets the threshold based on a light reception result by the light receiver in a different portion of the light receiving region from the portion corresponding to the range with light being projected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/4861 - Circuits for detection, sampling, integration or read-out
  • G01S 7/481 - Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
  • G01S 17/10 - Systems determining position data of a target for measuring distance only using transmission of interrupted, pulse-modulated waves
  • G01S 17/894 - 3D imaging with simultaneous measurement of time-of-flight at a 2D array of receiver pixels, e.g. time-of-flight cameras or flash lidar
  • G01S 17/931 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles

69.

INSPECTION SYSTEM, IMAGE DISCRIMINATION SYSTEM, DISCRIMINATION SYSTEM, DISCRIMINATOR GENERATION SYSTEM, AND LEARNING DATA GENERATION DEVICE

      
Application Number 16976081
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-13
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Ijiri, Yoshihisa

Abstract

Provided is a technique capable of generating a discriminator having high inference precision at low cost. An inspection system according to one aspect of the present invention generates, from first image data, plural pieces of second image data of a product; determines, by a first discriminator, whether to adopt each piece of the second image data as learning data; generates a learning data set by the second image data that is determined to be adopted as learning data; constructs, by applying machine learning using the generated learning data set, a second discriminator that determines the acceptability of a product; and uses the constructed second discriminator to determine the acceptability of a product in target image data.

IPC Classes  ?

70.

OBJECT DETECTION DEVICE, OBJECT DETECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 16970689
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-18
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sakai, Shun
  • Ogawa, Masahiko

Abstract

An object detection device for detecting a target object from an image, includes: a first detection unit configured to detect a plurality of candidate regions in which the target object exists from the image; a region integration unit configured to determine one or more integrated regions based on the plurality of candidate regions detected by the first detection unit; a selection unit configured to select at least a part of the integrated regions; and a second detection unit configured to detect the target object from the selected integrated region using a detection algorithm different from a detection algorithm used by the first detection unit.

IPC Classes  ?

71.

OBJECT RECOGNITION DEVICE AND OBJECT RECOGNITION METHOD

      
Application Number JP2019023330
Publication Number 2020/250348
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-12
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Konishi, Yoshinori

Abstract

This object recognition device has: a three-dimensional data acquisition unit which acquires three-dimensional data that comprises multiple points each having three-dimensional information; a parallel projection conversion unit which generates a two-dimensional image by projecting the respective points of the three-dimensional data in parallel on a projection plane; and a recognition processing unit which detects a target object from the two-dimensional image by template matching.

IPC Classes  ?

72.

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2019023709
Publication Number 2020/250432
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-14
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yawata, Masaki
  • Koga, Hiroshi

Abstract

A first and a second charging control circuit are mutually connected in parallel between a power source and a capacitor. A switching element is an NPN avalanche transistor. A drive circuit controls the switching element and the first charging control circuit. The first charging control circuit controls the charging of the capacitor by current from the power source flowing via the first charging control circuit. When the switching element is off and the first charging control circuit blocks the current from the power source, the second charging control circuit controls the charging of the capacitor by the current from the power source flowing via the second charging control circuit such that the potential of the capacitor is retained.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01S 5/062 - Arrangements for controlling the laser output parameters, e.g. by operating on the active medium by varying the potential of the electrodes

73.

ASSISTANCE DEVICE, ASSISTANCE METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020006545
Publication Number 2020/250492
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-19
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kishida, Toshifumi
  • Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi
  • Tsuji, Ayana
  • Takayama, Takahiro
  • Kitazumi, Kazunori
  • Sakata, Shinya

Abstract

An assistance device is provided with: a determination unit for determining, on the basis of a state of a subject person of an action including a plurality of procedures, the procedures conducted by a person who takes the action; and a presentation unit for acquiring, from a storage unit for storing assistance information for assisting operations of the procedures, the assistance information for the procedures conducted by the person who takes the action, and presenting the information to the person who takes the action.

IPC Classes  ?

74.

DATA EXTRACTION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR DATA EXTRACTION DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number JP2020008289
Publication Number 2020/250501
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-28
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kogashi, Kaen
  • Fujimoto, Shinya

Abstract

The present invention efficiently uses image pickup data acquired by capturing images of the implementation states of a plurality of work steps while suppressing a communication load on a higher-level system located outside of a master-slave control system with an apparatus to be used in the work steps as a slave. An information processing device (10) uses step information acquired from a PLC (20) via a control network (50) to extract partial image pickup data (OD) from basic image pickup data (BI).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • G06Q 50/04 - Manufacturing
  • G06T 1/00 - General purpose image data processing
  • G06T 7/20 - Analysis of motion

75.

PROBE PIN, TESTING JIG, AND TESTING UNIT

      
Application Number JP2020020160
Publication Number 2020/250637
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-21
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sasano, Naoya
  • Teranishi, Hirotada
  • Sakai, Takahiro

Abstract

This probe pin comprises: an elastic section that can be elastically deformed along a first direction; a first contact section to which one end of the elastic section, in the first direction thereof, is connected; and a second contact section to which the other end of the elastic section, in the first direction thereof, is connected. The elastic section comprises: a first abutting section extending from the first contact section in a second direction and constituting the one end of the elastic section; and a second abutting section disposed on the same side as the first abutting section and the second contact section in the second direction, extending along the second direction from the second contact section, and constituting the other end of the elastic section. The first abutting section and the second abutting section are configured so as to be able to abut the inside of a socket in the first direction in a state of being accommodated in the socket.

IPC Classes  ?

76.

PROBE PIN, TESTING JIG, AND TESTING UNIT

      
Application Number JP2020020167
Publication Number 2020/250638
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-21
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sasano, Naoya
  • Teranishi, Hirotada
  • Sakai, Takahiro

Abstract

This probe pin comprises: a plate-shaped body section; a first contact point section provided on one end of the body section in a first direction; and a pair of second contact point sections that are provided on one end of the body section in the first direction, that are disposed spaced apart from the first contact point section on both sides of the first contact point section in the second direction, and that extend to a position that is farther from the body section than the first contact point section. The second contact point sections respectively have guide surfaces that are disposed so as to oppose each other in the second direction, and that guide a contact object approaching the first contact point section in the first direction towards the first contact point section.

IPC Classes  ?

77.

SENSOR METADATA GENERATION DEVICE, SENSOR METADATA GENERATION SYSTEM, SENSOR METADATA GENERATION METHOD, AND SENSOR METADATA GENERATION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 16481095
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-11-20
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ando, Tanichi
  • Miyaura, Hiroyuki

Abstract

A sensor metadata generation device includes: a class storage unit configured to store a sensor container class that includes, as components, one or a plurality of sensor classes each including definitions of attributes of one or a plurality of sensors, and a sensor composition class including a composition condition for compositing the one or a plurality of sensors as a single sensor entity, with a first interface that includes a declaration of a metadata acquisition method for acquiring metadata; an object generation unit configured, based on the sensor container class, to generate a sensor container object in which the configuration of the single sensor entity is defined; and a metadata acquisition unit configured to use the metadata acquisition method by the sensor container object to acquire metadata of the single sensor entity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16Y 40/35 - Management of things, i.e. controlling in accordance with a policy or in order to achieve specified objectives
  • G06F 16/907 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G16Y 30/00 - IoT infrastructure
  • G16Y 40/10 - Detection; Monitoring
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

78.

MULTIPLE-OPTICAL AXIS PHOTOELECTRIC SENSOR

      
Application Number 16641684
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-10-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Konishi, Yasuchika
  • Kikuchi, Keisaku
  • Yamada, Yuya
  • Nishiuchi, Satoshi

Abstract

The present invention allows a user to easily grasp which light receiving section is in what light reception state. The multiple-optical-axis photoelectric sensor (10) includes: a plurality of light receiving sections (110); a display section (120) which is provided in the vicinity of a corresponding light receiving section among the plurality of light receiving sections (110), the display section (120) displaying a light reception state of the corresponding light receiving section; and a display control section (103) which causes the display section (220) and the display section (120) to simultaneously display the light reception state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01J 1/44 - Electric circuits
  • G01J 1/02 - Photometry, e.g. photographic exposure meter - Details

79.

BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASURING DEVICE

      
Application Number 16970946
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-26
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner
  • OMRON Corporation (Japan)
  • OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ozawa, Hisashi
  • Kamada, Keigo
  • Yase, Satoshi
  • Iwade, Ayaka
  • Sugano, Masayuki
  • Saito, Keisuke
  • Kawabata, Yasuhiro

Abstract

An embodiment of the present invention provides a sphygmomanometer that is worn on a measured part of the left wrist of a subject (user) for use. In the sphygmomanometer, on an inner peripheral surface of a band-like body that constitutes a base of a band, a portion for installing a pressure cuff and a protrusion for installing an antenna substrate are separately provided, and the pressure cuff and the antenna substrate are respectively installed on these portions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/022 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by applying pressure to close blood vessels, e.g. against the skin; Ophthaldynamometers
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/021 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels

80.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 16975389
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-18
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor Konishi, Yoshinori

Abstract

The information processing device includes: a first input unit for generating a three-dimensional model of an object to be recognized; a template generation unit that generates, on the basis of the three-dimensional model information, a two-dimensional template which shows the shape of the upper edge of the object to be recognized; a coordinate relationship identification unit that generates coordinate relationship information indicating the relationship between three-dimensional coordinates of the three-dimensional model and two-dimensional coordinates when the three-dimensional model is imaged; a second input unit that receives the input of the captured image; a matching unit that matches the captured image and the two-dimensional template; and a recognition unit that recognizes the three-dimensional position and posture of the object to be recognized by referencing the coordinate relationship information, which is detected according to the results of the two-dimensional matching by the matching unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/73 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras using feature-based methods
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G06K 9/46 - Extraction of features or characteristics of the image

81.

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2019023702
Publication Number 2020/250430
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-14
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yawata, Masaki
  • Koga, Hiroshi

Abstract

A first charge control circuit controls the charge of a first capacitor by means of the current from a first power source. A second charge control circuit controls the charge of a second capacitor by menas of the current from a second power source. A diode has a cathode connected to a node between the first charge control circuit and the first capacitor, and an anode connected to a node between the second charge control circuit and the second capacitor. A switching element is an NPN-type avalanche transistor having a collector connected to a node between the first charge control circuit and the first capacitor, an emitter connected to the anode of a semiconductor laser element, and a base connected to a drive circuit 1.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01S 5/062 - Arrangements for controlling the laser output parameters, e.g. by operating on the active medium by varying the potential of the electrodes

82.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number JP2020007816
Publication Number 2020/250498
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-26
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Fujimoto, Shinya

Abstract

The present invention ascertains the correspondence between the actual operation of an apparatus used to execute a work process and work performed by a worker while suppressing costs. This information processing device (10) associates basic imaging data (BI) obtained by capturing the entire work site WS by one ceiling camera (30) with process information acquired from a PLC (20).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)

83.

CONTROL SYSTEM, PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020010281
Publication Number 2020/246095
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-10
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Shigemori, Yutsuka

Abstract

This PLC is provided with an output unit that outputs assistance information for assisting elimination of a target abnormality by using abnormality history data having written therein an abnormality log element including type information, occurrence time, and elimination time of an abnormality and operation history data having written therein an operation log element including content information and execution time of an operation. The output unit extracts, from the abnormality history data, the abnormality log element including the type information indicating a type similar to that of the target abnormality. The output unit extracts, from the operation history data, the operation log element to which the execution time belongs during a period from the occurrence time to the elimination time included in the extracted abnormality log element, and generates assistance information on the basis of the extracted operation log element. Thus, even a user with limited knowledge and experience can easily eliminate an abnormality.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 23/02 - Electric testing or monitoring
  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

84.

SUPPORT DEVICE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020010380
Publication Number 2020/246097
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-10
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Nagao, Kenjiro

Abstract

Provided is an environment that can effectively support the development of a sequence program. This support device (200), which supports the development of a sequence program executed by a control device, comprises an operation reception unit that receives an operation on the support device, and sets a switching option of a display mode to one or more selected from calling instructions of a unit program in the sequence program according to the received operation. When the sequence program is displayed, the one or more calling instructions are switched and displayed, on the basis of the set option, to an image of a circuit configuration indicated by a sequence logic defined by the corresponding unit program.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

85.

TACTILE SENSOR, ROBOT HAND, AND ROBOT

      
Application Number JP2019022638
Publication Number 2020/246007
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-06
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nabeto, Misato
  • Doi, Sayaka
  • Koga, Hiroki

Abstract

This tactile sensor is provided with: a cover provided so as to cover at least a portion of a base part; a first force detection unit which detects force applied to the cover in a direction from the cover toward the base part; and a second force detection unit which, when the first force detection unit detects a force applied to the cover and then, furthermore, the cover is displaced toward the base part, detects force applied to the cover.

IPC Classes  ?

86.

TACTILE SENSOR, ROBOT HAND, AND ROBOT

      
Application Number JP2019022639
Publication Number 2020/246008
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-06
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nabeto, Misato
  • Doi, Sayaka
  • Koga, Hiroki

Abstract

A tactile sensor according to the present disclosure is provided with: a cover provided so as to cover at least a portion of a base part; a detection unit which is disposed between the cover and the base part and which detects force applied to the cover; and a restricting structure which restricts inclination of the cover with respect to the base part.

IPC Classes  ?

87.

TACTILE SENSOR, ROBOT HAND, AND ROBOT

      
Application Number JP2019022640
Publication Number 2020/246009
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-06
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nabeto, Misato
  • Doi, Sayaka
  • Koga, Hiroki

Abstract

A tactile sensor according to the present disclosure is provided with: a cover which is disposed so as to sandwich a base part and which covers at least a portion of the base part; and a detection unit which detects force applied to the cover, the detection unit being disposed between the base part and the cover in the state of being pressed by the cover toward the base part.

IPC Classes  ?

88.

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

      
Application Number JP2020004341
Publication Number 2020/246068
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-05
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Ezaki, Shinji

Abstract

This electronic apparatus comprises: a chassis; a first wiring substrate (20) and a second wiring substrate (30) that are disposed so as to face one another; a fixing member (40) that is formed of a conductive member and that is mutually fixed to the first wiring substrate (20) and the second wiring substrate (30); and an external connection terminal (60) disposed on the chassis. The fixing member (40) includes a first fixing section (42a) and a second fixing section (42b) and is located between the first wiring substrate (20) and the second wiring substrate (30). The fixing member (40), with the first fixing section (42a) being fixed to the first wiring substrate (20), conducts to a first conducting section disposed on the first wiring substrate (20), and with the second fixing section (42b) being fixed to the second wiring substrate (30), conducts to a second conducting section disposed on the second wiring substrate (30). The external connection terminal (60) conducts electricity to the fixing member (40) with the fixing member (40) being electrically connected to the external connection terminal (60).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/14 - Structural association of two or more printed circuits
  • H05K 7/14 - Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack

89.

CONTROL SYSTEM

      
Application Number JP2020009293
Publication Number 2020/246088
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-05
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kogawara, Toru
  • Yamamoto, Taisei
  • Hirobe, Naoki
  • Nagata, Yuta

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a control system in which the relationship between the operation state of a control object and an incident response operation can be discretionarily designed. The control system (10) includes: a control engine (15) that cyclically updates internal state values (1510) on the basis of a signal exchanged with the control object (500); a security engine (250) that executes an incident response operation in accordance with an incident that can occur in the control system; and a phase update means (252) that updates a phase value (2522) indicating the operation state of the control object, the update being performed on the basis of one or a plurality of values (1512) selected discretionarily in advance by a user from among the internal state values retained by the control engine. The security engine retains operation definition information (2542) in which the content of the incident response operation is defined for each phase, and executes the corresponding incident response operation defined in the operation definition information in accordance with the phase value (2522) updated by the phase update means.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/048 - Monitoring; Safety
  • G06F 21/55 - Detecting local intrusion or implementing counter-measures

90.

INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, AND SERVER

      
Application Number JP2020009962
Publication Number 2020/246093
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-09
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Shigemori, Yutsuka

Abstract

This information providing method includes: (i) a step for causing a control device to start a communication session with a server in response to establishment of communication connection with a terminal; (ii) a step for causing the server to issue temporary access information for accessing services in response to the communication session, the access information being different from one communication session to another; (iii) a step for causing the control device to notify the access information to the terminal; and (iv) a step for causing the server to provide target information collected from the control device to the terminal in response to accessing from the terminal on the basis of the access information. Accordingly, the threat to security when providing information of the control device is reduced.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors
  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts
  • G06F 21/62 - Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules
  • G06F 13/00 - Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units

91.

SUPPORT DEVICE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020010351
Publication Number 2020/246096
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-10
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Nagao, Kenjiro

Abstract

The present invention provides an environment which makes it possible to effectively support development of a sequence program. A support device for supporting development of a sequence program develops a call instruction of a unit program which constitutes the sequence program into a circuit indicated by a sequence logic defined by the unit program and displays the instruction at a time when the sequence program is displayed. In accordance with an operation for changing the circuit, the support device changes the sequence logic of the circuit. In the case where the sequence program is changed into an executable code, in accordance with a switching option, the support program assigns one of a code of the sequence logic after changed and a call instruction code to a call instruction in the sequence program.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

92.

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH SAME

      
Application Number JP2020020272
Publication Number 2020/246265
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-22
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Okuno, Motoharu
  • Nakatsuka, Hitoshi
  • Inoda, Takeshi
  • Ariyoshi, Tomonori

Abstract

This optical assembly (13A) for a three-dimensional measurement device is provided with: an optical lens (132A) supported by a lens barrel (133); and an optical device (131) supported by a support structure part. The lens barrel (133) is fixed to the support structure part, and the optical device (131) is disposed on one among a pair of conjugate planes of the optical lens (132A). The support structure part is constructed by a composite structural body in which inter-element distance, which is the axial distance between the optical device (131) and the optical lens (132A), is adjusted according to temperatures by combining at least a first member (134) and a second member (135) that have mutually different linear expansion coefficients. Accordingly, at least a portion of a deviated amount of a focal position of the optical lens (132A) caused by temperatures is cancelled by the inter-element distance varying according to the temperatures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03B 15/00 - Special procedures for taking photographs; Apparatus therefor
  • G01B 11/00 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
  • G01B 11/25 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring contours or curvatures by projecting a pattern, e.g. moiré fringes, on the object
  • G02B 7/02 - Mountings, adjusting means, or light-tight connections, for optical elements for lenses
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras

93.

Signal transfer connector

      
Application Number 29669492
Grant Number D0904312
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-08
First Publication Date 2020-12-08
Grant Date 2020-12-08
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamaji, Takamasa
  • Nada, Heita

94.

SESSION CONTROL APPARATUS, SESSION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 16962365
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamato, Tetsuji
  • Yoshikawa, Taiji

Abstract

A session control apparatus, a session control method, and a session control program may maintain a quality of input data output to a processing module. The processing module has a defined condition regarding a quality of the input data. The session control apparatus includes an extraction unit, a selection unit, and a switching unit. The extraction unit extracts a plurality of candidates of devices. The selection unit selects at least one device from the plurality of candidates of devices. The switching unit switches the device that outputs the input data to the processing module to the at least one device selected by the selection unit. Each of the plurality of candidates of devices outputs input data satisfying the condition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

95.

CONTROL SYSTEM, SUPPORT DEVICE, AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020005784
Publication Number 2020/240944
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-14
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Kawai, Ko

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to achieve a configuration in which necessary anomaly detection can be provided in necessary locations. This control system for controlling a control target comprises a plurality of processing resources (30-1 to 30-6) capable of executing arithmetic processing. The plurality of processing resources include: a collection means (32) that collects one or more state values corresponding to an arbitrary detection target included in the control target; and an anomaly detection means (34) that, on the basis of a characteristic amount calculated from the one or more state values having been collected, calculates a value indicating a possibility that an anomaly has occurred in the detection target. The collection means and the anomaly detection means may respectively be provided to arbitrary processing resource(s) among the plurality of processing resources.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

96.

CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL DEVICE, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

      
Application Number JP2020005786
Publication Number 2020/240945
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-14
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Kawai, Ko

Abstract

A control system for controlling a control target comprises a control device and an analysis and configuration device capable of being connected to the control device. The control device includes: an abnormality detecting means that, on the basis of one or more state values collected from the control target, determines whether or not some kind of abnormality has occurred in a monitoring target included in the control target; and a collecting means that collects the one or more state values from the control target in accordance with an instruction from the analysis and configuration device. The analysis and configuration device includes: an analyzing means that obtains and analyzes the one or more state values collected by the control device; and a configuring means that configures an operation of the abnormality detecting means of the control device on the basis of a result of the analysis performed by the analyzing means.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 23/02 - Electric testing or monitoring
  • G05B 19/05 - Programmable logic controllers, e.g. simulating logic interconnections of signals according to ladder diagrams or function charts

97.

DATA TRANSFER DEVICE, CONTROL DEVICE, SETTING DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR DATA TRANSFER DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020008877
Publication Number 2020/240960
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-03
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Niwa, Yoshimi

Abstract

The present invention suppresses the data size of a data frame to be transmitted to a control device at every control period even if oversampling is performed. A counter unit (10) compresses the data size of sampling data (Sd) indicating a second or subsequent count value (Ct) to the number of bits by which the maximum (Vmax) of a count value countable in one sampling processing can be represented.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H03M 7/30 - Compression; Expansion; Suppression of unnecessary data, e.g. redundancy reduction
  • H03M 7/36 - Conversion to or from differential modulation with several bits, i.e. the difference between successive samples being coded by more than one bit
  • H04L 12/40 - Bus networks

98.

SAFETY MONITORING SYSTEM, SAFETY MONITORING CONTROL DEVICE, AND SAFETY MONITORING METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020009967
Publication Number 2020/240977
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-09
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor Ning, Xiaoguang

Abstract

To grasp movement of humans more surely on a manufacturing site where a device such as a robot and humans coexist, and to reduce restrictions on the operation of the device while ensuring the safety of humans. A safety monitoring system (1) is provided with: a second sensor (30) for monitoring a second area; a first sensor (20) for monitoring a first area; a first processing unit (100) for detecting an approach of a human (6) to the second area; a second processing unit (200) for detecting an entry of the human into a dangerous area; and a mode determination unit (300). The mode determination unit determines a first mode when an approach of the human to the second area is not detected, and a second mode when an approach of the human to the second area is detected, and the operation differs between the first mode and the second mode.

IPC Classes  ?

99.

FLOW SENSOR CHIP

      
Application Number JP2020019136
Publication Number 2020/241262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-13
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner OMRON CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakano, Yu
  • Kasai, Takashi
  • Momotani, Koji

Abstract

Provided is a flow sensor chip that can prevent wasteful consumption of electric power when electrifying a heater. A heater including a heater part and a lead part connected to each end of the heater part and made of a material having an electric conductivity higher than that of a constituent material for the heater part is provided in a thin film-shaped part of the flow sensor chip including a substrate part having a cavity opened to a first surface side and the thin film-shaped part provided on the first surface of the substrate part. The flow sensor chip includes: a first lead part that is connected to one end of the heater part; a second lead part that is connected to the other end of the heater part; a first electrode pad that is connected to the end, of the first lead part, not connected to the heater part directly or through a connection part made of a material having electric conductivity higher than the heater conductivity; and a second electrode pad that is connected to the end, of the second lead part, not connected to the heater part directly or through a connection part made of a material having electric conductivity higher than the heater conductivity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01P 5/10 - Measuring speed of fluids, e.g. of air stream; Measuring speed of bodies relative to fluids, e.g. of ship, of aircraft by measuring thermal variables
  • G01F 1/688 - Structural arrangements; Mounting of elements, e.g. in relation to fluid flow using a particular type of heating, cooling or sensing element

100.

QUALITY CHECK APPARATUS, QUALITY CHECK METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 16961953
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner OMRON Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamato, Tetsuji
  • Yoshikawa, Taiji

Abstract

A quality check apparatus, a quality check method, and a quality check program can check the quality of input data output to a processing module. A device outputs the input data and first metadata indicating an attribute regarding the quality of the input data to the processing module. The quality check apparatus includes a first obtaining unit and a check unit. The first obtaining unit obtains the first metadata. The check unit checks the quality of the input data based on the first metadata.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 16/215 - Improving data quality; Data cleansing, e.g. de-duplication, removing invalid entries or correcting typographical errors
  • G06F 16/907 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
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