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US10195738B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10195738B2
Publication date: 2019-02-05
Application number: 15/498,182
Filing date: 2017-04-26
Inventor: Hemken, Heinz  
Assignee: Hemken, Heinz
Abstract: Using various embodiments, methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for data collection from a subject using a sensor apparatus. In one embodiment, an apparatus for use by a subject, the sensor apparatus is disclosed, comprising a sensor configured to capture and transmit data related to movements by the subject and a computing device coupled to the sensor to receive sensor data transmitted by the sensor, save the data in a track in a data file. The data file can have a plurality of tracks, each track saving data of a different sensor. The data thus saved can then be processed by another computing device. Using various embodiments, methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for data collection from a subject using a sensor apparatus. In one embodiment, an apparatus for use by a subject, the sensor apparatus is disclosed, comprising a sensor configured to capture and transmit ...more ...less
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US10201839B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10201839B2
Publication date: 2019-02-12
Application number: 16/108,252
Filing date: 2018-08-22
Inventor: Takikawa, Ryuji  
Abstract: A washing system that can reliably remove chips attached to the surface of a jig on which a workpiece is placed. The washing system includes a nozzle, a manipulator for moving the nozzle, an imaging part for capturing an image of a region on which a workpiece is placed, a chip detecting part for detecting a chip in the region based on the image captured by the imaging part, a arrangement determining part for determining a position and posture of the nozzle when the fluid is sprayed to the chip, a manipulator controlling part for controlling the manipulator so that the nozzle is located at the determined position and posture, and a fluid supplying part for injecting, through the nozzle, the fluid that has been supplied to the nozzle. A washing system that can reliably remove chips attached to the surface of a jig on which a workpiece is placed. The washing system includes a nozzle, a manipulator for moving the nozzle, an imaging part for capturing an image of a region on which a workpiece is placed, a chip ...more ...less
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US10207412B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10207412B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 15/751,091
Filing date: 2015-08-10
Abstract: A platform including at least one industrial robot, wherein the platform is arranged to be carried by a vehicle to a working site where the at least one industrial robot is to perform a task in relation to the working site. The platform includes a platform body, a platform control unit and a connecting arrangement with a connecting device arranged to be connected to a vehicle arm of the vehicle such that the platform can be carried by the vehicle arm of the vehicle. The connecting arrangement further includes an actuator arranged to cause the platform to rotate around an axis X-X defined by the connecting device according to instructions from the platform control unit. A vehicle including the platform is also described. A platform including at least one industrial robot, wherein the platform is arranged to be carried by a vehicle to a working site where the at least one industrial robot is to perform a task in relation to the working site. The platform includes a platform body, a platform ...more ...less
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US10207830B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10207830B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 14/298,495
Filing date: 2014-06-06
Abstract: A food product handling device is provided. The food product handling device can include a movable loading head having a plurality of rails and a vacuum system operatively associated with the head. In addition, a plurality of suction devices carried by the head and configured to pick up and transport a food product as the head is moved can be provided. A plurality of mounting blocks can be slidably coupled to the rails where at least one suction device is coupled to each mounting block. An actuating device can be operatively associated with the mounting blocks such that each mounting block is configured to slide between a first position and a second position. A food product handling device is provided. The food product handling device can include a movable loading head having a plurality of rails and a vacuum system operatively associated with the head. In addition, a plurality of suction devices carried by the head and configured to ...more ...less
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US20190066253A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190066253A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 16/171,231
Filing date: 2018-10-25
Abstract: A communication control apparatus, including a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to execute a process, the process including selecting one or more users from users based on intensities of received signals of sensor information transmitted by a plurality of tag devices associated with the users respectively, outputting information that instructs an operation for the plurality of tag devices, detecting the tag device for which the operation has been performed based on acceleration information of the plurality of tag devices, and causing a service provision device to output sound information regarding a service for a specific user associated with the detected tag device. A communication control apparatus, including a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to execute a process, the process including selecting one or more users from users based on intensities of received signals of sensor information transmitted ...more ...less
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US20190067066A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190067066A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 15/915,792
Filing date: 2018-03-08
Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a container to contain wafers, and supporting tables provided in the container so as to be stacked on one another, and each including a supporting face that comes into contact with a wafer to support the wafer. The apparatus further includes supporting columns to join the supporting tables together and provided at positions where the supporting columns are contained inside outer circumferences of the supporting tables. The apparatus further includes a gas feeder to feed a gas to the wafers on the supporting tables, and a gas discharger to discharge the gas fed to the wafers on the supporting tables. Each of the supporting tables includes a first upper face as the supporting face, and a second upper face provided so as to surround the first upper face at a level higher than a level of the first upper face. In one embodiment, a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a container to contain wafers, and supporting tables provided in the container so as to be stacked on one another, and each including a supporting face that comes into contact with a wafer to support the wafer ...more ...less
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US20190054617A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190054617A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 15/942,571
Filing date: 2018-04-02
Abstract: Robotic arm processing method and system based on 3D image are provided. The processing method includes: providing robotic arm 3D model data and processing environment 3D model data; obtaining workpiece 3D model data, and generating a processing path consisting of contact points according to the workpiece 3D model data, wherein a free end of a robotic arm moves along the processing path to complete a processing procedure; generating a posture candidate group according to a relationship according to each one of the contact points corresponding to the free end of the robotic arm; selecting an actual moving posture from the posture candidate group; moving the free end of the robotic arm to each corresponding one of the contact points according to the selected actual moving posture; and moving the free end of the robotic arm along the processing path according to the actual moving postures to perform the processing procedure. Robotic arm processing method and system based on 3D image are provided. The processing method includes: providing robotic arm 3D model data and processing environment 3D model data; obtaining workpiece 3D model data, and generating a processing path consisting of contact points ...more ...less
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US20190054618A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190054618A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 16/103,129
Filing date: 2018-08-14
Inventor: Mönnich, Holger  
Abstract: A method is provided for tracking a hand-guided robot including a control unit and at least one manipulator coupled to an end effector, in which the manipulator includes a plurality of joints and links and the end effector is manually displaceable within an operational volume. In the method, the control unit determines at least one movement information of each joint during and/or after a manual or partially manual displacement of the end effector, and a position and orientation information of the end effector inside the operational volume during and/or after the displacement of the end effector using the determined movement information of each joint and a software-based kinematic and dynamic model of the manipulator stored in a memory of the control unit. A method is provided for tracking a hand-guided robot including a control unit and at least one manipulator coupled to an end effector, in which the manipulator includes a plurality of joints and links and the end effector is manually displaceable within an operational volume ...more ...less
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US20190054621A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190054621A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 16/103,409
Filing date: 2018-08-14
Abstract: A weeding robot includes a chassis, a motorized cutting subsystem, a drive subsystem for maneuvering the chassis, a weed sensor subsystem on the chassis, and an acceleration sensing subsystem mounted to the chassis. The drive subsystem is controlled to maneuver the chassis about a garden by modulating the velocity of the chassis. Upon detection of a weed, the motorized cutting subsystem is energized to cut the weed. The acceleration of the chassis is determined based on an output of the acceleration sensing subsystem. The drive subsystem is controlled according to one or more preprogrammed behaviors if the determined acceleration of the chassis falls below a predetermined level. A weeding robot includes a chassis, a motorized cutting subsystem, a drive subsystem for maneuvering the chassis, a weed sensor subsystem on the chassis, and an acceleration sensing subsystem mounted to the chassis. The drive subsystem is controlled to maneuver the chassis about ...more ...less
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US20190054625A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190054625A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 15/918,577
Filing date: 2018-03-12
Abstract: An apparatus is provided for assembling a pizza, including a pizza sauce spreading station, a cheese spreading station and a pepperoni applying station. A robot including a stationary base and an articulating arm having a gripper attached to the end is operable to grip a pizza pan having pizza dough therein to allow said robot to move the pan throughout the pizza sauce spreading station, and to a rotary dial system including the cheese spreading station and the pepperoni applying station. The robot arm manipulates the pizza pan in the sauce spreading station and the rotary dial system manipulates the pizza pan in the cheese station and the pepperoni applying station to properly distribute the cheese and pepperoni on the pizza. An apparatus is provided for assembling a pizza, including a pizza sauce spreading station, a cheese spreading station and a pepperoni applying station. A robot including a stationary base and an articulating arm having a gripper attached to the end is operable to grip a pizza ...more ...less
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US20190054638A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190054638A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 16/052,966
Filing date: 2018-08-02
Abstract: A hyper-redundant manipulator for insertion into an area of interest through an aperture is shown. The hyper-redundant manipulator comprises a plurality of individually-lockable sections, each of which comprise a plurality of segments having positions that are adjustable relative to each other so as to adopt a pose. A respective locking mechanism is located in each section and is configured to switch between a locked condition in which the pose of the segments in the respective section is locked, and an unlocked condition in which the pose of the segments in the respective section is not locked. A plurality of actuators common to all of the sections are provided to adjust the pose of the segments in sections with a locking mechanism in an unlocked condition. A hyper-redundant manipulator for insertion into an area of interest through an aperture is shown. The hyper-redundant manipulator comprises a plurality of individually-lockable sections, each of which comprise a plurality of segments having positions that are adjustable ...more ...less
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US20190030723A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190030723A1
Publication date: 2019-01-31
Application number: 16/147,879
Filing date: 2018-10-01
Inventor: Hayashi, Kaname  
Abstract: Empathy toward a robot is increased by the robot emulating human-like or animal-like behavior. A robot includes a movement determining unit that determines a direction of movement, a drive mechanism that executes a specified movement, and a familiarity managing unit that updates familiarity with respect to a moving object. The robot moves away from a user with low familiarity, and approaches a user with high familiarity. Familiarity changes in accordance with a depth of involvement between a user and the robot. Empathy toward a robot is increased by the robot emulating human-like or animal-like behavior. A robot includes a movement determining unit that determines a direction of movement, a drive mechanism that executes a specified movement, and a familiarity managing unit that updates ...more ...less
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US20190008114A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190008114A1
Publication date: 2019-01-10
Application number: 15/641,387
Filing date: 2017-07-05
Inventor: Bareket, Tal  
Assignee: Bareket, Tal
Abstract: A teat dip application system includes a teat cup having an opening for inserting therein a teat of a diary animal, one or more teat dip inlet ports located on the teat cup, one or more inflatable teat holders/scrubbers located inside the teat cup, and one or more inflation ports in fluid communication with the one or more teat holder/scrubbers. A teat dip application system includes a teat cup having an opening for inserting therein a teat of a diary animal, one or more teat dip inlet ports located on the teat cup, one or more inflatable teat holders/scrubbers located inside the teat cup, and one or more inflation ...more ...less