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Toshihiko Fukuhara: Apparatus mounted on vehicles for detecting road surface conditions. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Diller Ramik & Wight, March 31, 1987: US04653316 (179 worldwide citation)

A road surface is scanned with a laser beam in a direction transverse to the road surface to pick up the scanning locus of the laser beam on the road surface in a direction inclined to a beam scanning surface so as to obtain transverse profile data. The laser light reflected from the road surface is ...


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Fujio Maeda: Planetary gear type transmission system. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein & Kubovcik, December 1, 1987: US04709594 (152 worldwide citation)

In a planetary gear type transmission system for seven forward speeds and one rearward speed, a high speed stage gear train is disposed on an input side of a low speed stage gear train, a low speed use rotary clutch in the low speed stage gear train is constructed so as to directly couple a ring gea ...


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Shigenori Torihata, Hisaakira Imaizumi, Toru Suzuki, Tomoo Matsuda, Masatake Hirooka, Yokichi Nishi, Mitsuo Hosoi, Naoya Tsurumaki, Yukitaka Takitani: Position-sensitive photodetector and light transmissive tablet and light-emitting pen. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Diller Ramik & Wight, December 27, 1988: US04794634 (106 worldwide citation)

The data input device comprises a tablet portion made of a two-dimensional position-sensitive photodetector and a planar display element laid one on the other, and a light emitting pen forming a light spot on a light-receiving surface of the position-sensitive photodetector. The locus of the movemen ...


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Hideyuki Wakai, Kiyokazu Mizoguchi, Toru Suzuki, Keiji Terada, Masato Moriya, Manabu Ando, Koji Shio: Confocal optical apparatus. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu SEisakusho, Diller Ramik & Wight, August 19, 1997: US05659420 (93 worldwide citation)

A confocal optical apparatus comprising a light source, a first aperture portion for passing light emitted from the light source and obtaining a point source, an objective lens for causing the light that has passed through the first aperture portion to converge on a measurement object, a second aper ...


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Hiroaki Takagi, Yozo Nishi: Flexible robot arm. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Armstrong & Kubovcik, December 29, 1992: US05174168 (73 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a flexible robot arm comprising a plurality of disc-shaped elements arranged in a series so as to consist of a flexible arm, both surfaces of each of the elements being formed in convex having an arched opposed single curve so as to form contact surfaces, and a plurality of ...


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Hiroshi Yoshinada, Shu Takeda: Master/slave type manipulator. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, May 28, 1991: US05018922 (66 worldwide citation)

A force feeling type master/slave manipulator detects a positional difference, a speed difference, and a force difference between the master and slave machines. The position difference and force difference are combined in a weighted manner and the output is used to drive an actuator on the control l ...


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Hiroshi Yoshinada, Shu Takeda: Master/slave type manipulator. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, January 16, 1990: US04893981 (63 worldwide citation)

A force feeling type master/slave manipulator comprises a detector for detecting a positional difference between master and slave machines, an actuator provided on the slave side and actuated so that the slave follows up the master on the basis of the above positional difference the manipulator, and ...


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Koji Ogaki, Tomoo Matsuda, Kimihiko Takagi, Takuya Sakamoto: Disaster relief robot and operation controller therefor. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Richards Medlock & Andrews, August 16, 1994: US05337846 (58 worldwide citation)

A disaster relief robot can be prevented from falling over a precipice or the like while safety for the operator can be ensured during outdoor field transportation of relief supplies such as rescue apparatus and materials, medicines or food stuffs in the case of a wide-area disaster caused by an ear ...


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Hiroshi Sonehara, Akira Toba, Shuki Akushichi, Yoshiyuki Shitaya: Data collection system for driving machine. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Diller Ramik & Wight PC, September 10, 1996: US05555171 (56 worldwide citation)

A data collection system for a driving machine for collecting data obtained at a plurality of controllers disposed within the driving machine, in which one of the plurality of controllers is used as a master controller to perform sequential polling operation over the other controllers including an e ...


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Takashi Suganami, Tashiro Takeda, Tetsuya Nakayama, Koh Shimizu, Teruo Manseki: Automatic control device for an earth working equipment. Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho, Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, August 11, 1981: US04282933 (56 worldwide citation)

An automatic control device for an earth working equipment is directed to remove influence of acceleration on an inclinometer mounted on a vehicle body and thereby to effect an accurate blade control. An acceleration compensation arithmatic circuit receives outputs of a pair of inclinometer and remo ...