Patents Assigned to Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20210054593
    Abstract: An attachment is attached to an upper turning body. During a normal operation, a drive means drives the attachment according to an input of an operator to a manipulation device. A sensor detects a motion of an excavator. Based on an output of the sensor, the slip suppression unit detects slip of a traveling body in an extension direction of the attachment and corrects an operation of the attachment performed by the drive means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi OKADA
  • Patent number: 10926313
    Abstract: A forming apparatus includes: an upper die and a lower die having forming surfaces corresponding to outer surfaces of a pipe with protrusions; a moving mechanism that moves the upper die and the lower die such that a forming space for forming the pipe with protrusions is defined between the forming surfaces of the upper die and the lower die; and a gas supply unit that supplies gas to a forming material to expand the forming material. A control unit controls the movement of the upper die and the lower die by the moving mechanism and the supply of gas to the forming material by the gas supply unit such that the forming material is formed into the pipe with protrusions in the forming space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ishizuka, Norieda Ueno, Masayuki Saika
  • Patent number: 10922378
    Abstract: A change in a current flowing through a current path when a voltage applied to the path is changed is simulated in a system including the path and a member that is acted upon by the current flowing through the path and affects the current flowing through the path. First, the path and the member are represented by aggregates of a plurality of particles. Electromagnetic action from the other particles to each of the plurality of particles configuring the path is calculated based on a current value at a present time of the current flowing through the path and a voltage value of an external voltage applied to the path. The current flowing through the path is calculated based on a calculation result of the electromagnetic action to update the current value flowing through the path from the value at the present time to a value obtained by a calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shuji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10921041
    Abstract: A movable platen cooling apparatus includes: a compressor; a cold head that includes a cooling part; a refrigerator gas supply line that supplies a refrigerant gas from the compressor to the cold head; a refrigerator gas exhaust line that exhausts the refrigerant gas from the cold head to the compressor; a first gas inflow line that is connected to a first movable platen flow path and includes a heat exchange part thermally coupled to the cooling part; a first gas outflow line connected to the first movable platen flow path and merged with the refrigerator gas exhaust line; a second gas inflow line connected to a second movable platen flow path and disposed to be thermally non-coupled with the cooling part; and a second gas outflow line connected to the second movable platen flow path and merged with the refrigerator gas exhaust line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Oikawa
  • Patent number: 10924038
    Abstract: A capacitive actuator motor according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a capacitive actuator having six actuator units and a motor output cam having a periodic shape portion. Each of the six actuator units includes a buckling displacement expansion mechanism configured to convert an output of a piezoelectric element and urge an output joint in a predetermined output direction and a preload adjustment spring configured to urge an output joint with a certain characteristic in a direction in which the periodic shape portion and the output joint come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 10876769
    Abstract: A cryocooler includes: a housing furnished with a housing bottom surface; a displacer furnished with a displacer upper surface between the housing bottom surface and which an upper gas chamber is formed, and being enabled to reciprocate axially with respect to the housing; a housing gas flow path formed in the housing and opening onto the upper gas chamber; a displacer upper gas flow path formed in the displacer and opening onto the upper gas chamber; and a gas-guiding flow channel formed in at least either the housing bottom surface or the displacer upper surface constituting a portion of the upper gas chamber, and interconnecting the housing gas flow path and the displacer upper gas flow path when the displacer is positioned at top-dead center in its axial reciprocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200393168
    Abstract: There is provided a cryocooler including a first compressor, a second compressor, a cold head that has a high pressure port and a low pressure port, a high pressure line that is configured such that a refrigerant gas is able to flow from the first compressor and the second compressor to the high pressure port of the cold head via a merging portion, the high pressure line including a first high pressure sub-line and a second high pressure sub-line, and a low pressure line that is configured such that the refrigerant gas is able to flow from the low pressure port of the cold head to the first compressor and the second compressor via a diverting portion, the low pressure line including a first low pressure sub-line and a second low pressure sub-line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toru MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10858800
    Abstract: An excavator attachment is attached to an excavator rotating platform. During normal operation, a drive means drives the attachment according to operator input into a manipulation device. A sensor detects motion of the excavator. Based on output of the sensor, a slip suppression unit detects slipping of the excavator undercarriage in an extension direction of the attachment, and corrects operation of the attachment performed by the drive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Okada
  • Patent number: 10858808
    Abstract: An excavator attachment is attached to a rotating platform of an excavator. A display unit visually displays a predicted stability indicating stability of the posture of the excavator after the excavator is manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Okada, Kazunori Hiranuma
  • Publication number: 20200378653
    Abstract: A cryocooler includes a compressor, an expander, a gas line that allows a working gas to be circulated between the compressor and the expander and includes a high pressure line through which the working gas is supplied from the compressor to the expander and a low pressure line through which the working gas is collected from the expander to the compressor, a bypass line that connects the high pressure line to the low pressure line such that the working gas bypasses the expander and returns from the high pressure line to the low pressure line, and a bypass flow rate control unit that controls a flow rate of the working gas flowing in the bypass line to provide pressure control of the gas line. The bypass line includes a variable flow rate bypass and a fixed flow rate bypass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shuji OYAMA
  • Patent number: 10824853
    Abstract: A human detection system may detect the presence of a human around a shovel by using an image captured by an imaging device that is attached to the shovel and that captures a human from diagonally above. The human detection system may have an extracting part that extracts a part of the captured image as a target image, and an identifying part that identifies whether an image included in the target image extracted by the extracting part is an image of a human by an image processing. A target image region in the captured image corresponds to a virtual plane region having a predetermined size in a real space. In the real space, the virtual plane region faces toward the imaging device and is inclined with respect to a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Kiyota
  • Patent number: 10815982
    Abstract: A cryopump system includes at least one cryopump including a refrigerator including a low temperature cooling stage and a high temperature cooling stage, a low temperature cryopanel cooled by the low temperature cooling stage, and a high temperature cryopanel cooled by the high temperature cooling stage. A compressor unit includes a compressor main body that compresses a working gas supplied to the refrigerator, an operating frequency of the compressor main body being variable. The compressor unit is operated such that a pressure ratio between high pressure and low pressure of the compressor main body is in a range between 1.6 and 2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takaaki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10798812
    Abstract: A particle accelerator includes: a pair of magnetic poles disposed to face each other; a coil which surrounds each of the magnetic poles and generates a first magnetic flux density directing from the magnetic pole on one side to the magnetic pole on the other side; a foil stripper provided on a circling orbit of charged particles to strip off electrons from the charged particles; and a magnetic flux density adjustment unit which generates a second magnetic flux density directing in an opposite direction to a direction of the first magnetic flux density, in which the magnetic flux density adjustment unit makes an absolute value of magnetic flux density at a position of the foil stripper when viewed in a plan view smaller than an absolute value of the first magnetic flux density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Kumata, Hiroshi Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 10773292
    Abstract: A forming device includes: a first cavity portion in which a pipe portion is formed and a second cavity portion in which a flange portion is formed, the first cavity portion and the second cavity portion being formed between a first die and a second die; a flange adjusting member which is capable of being advanced into the second cavity portion and is capable of being retreated from the second cavity portion, and which adjusts a length of the flange portion; and a control unit. The control unit sequentially performs a first control of allowing the flange adjusting member to be advanced into the second cavity portion, a second control of allowing the gas supply unit to supply a gas so as to temporarily form the flange portion, and a third control of allowing the flange adjusting member to be retreated from the second cavity portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Saika, Masayuki Ishizuka, Norieda Ueno
  • Publication number: 20200284486
    Abstract: An oil separator includes: an oil separator container; and a filter element that is disposed in the oil separator container, defines an outer cavity between the oil separator container and itself, includes an inner cavity into which refrigerant gas is introduced, and separates oil from the refrigerant gas flowing to the outer cavity from the inner cavity. The filter element includes a tubular inner filter member that surrounds the inner cavity, and an outer filter layer that includes a refrigerant gas outlet surface exposed to the outer cavity and is disposed outside the inner filter member. A wire-like or band-like filter retaining member that is in contact with the outer filter layer from the outside may be provided. The refrigerant gas outlet surface may occupy at least 80% of the surface area of the outer filter layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta SEMURA
  • Patent number: 10766480
    Abstract: A hybrid construction machine includes: a motor generator system connected to an internal combustion engine and performing a motor generator operation; an electric power accumulation system connected to the motor generator system; a load drive system connected to the electric power accumulation system and being driven electrically; an abnormality detection part equipped to the motor generator system, the electric power accumulation system and the load drive system; and a main control part determining whether an abnormality has occurred based on a detection value of the abnormality detection part. When the abnormality determination part determines that an abnormality has occurred, the main control part stops a drive of a drive system in which the abnormality is detected in the load drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunnan Wu, Hideaki Kanbayashi, Kyoko Takanashi
  • Patent number: 10751780
    Abstract: A forming device that forms a metal pipe by blow forming includes: a gas supply part that supplies a gas to a metal pipe material to expand the metal pipe material; a die attachment part to which a die that is brought into contact with the expanded metal pipe material to form the metal pipe is attached; a gas discharge part that discharges the gas from the metal pipe material; and a pressure detector that detects a pressure of the gas, the gas supply part includes a gas compression part that compresses the gas, and a supply line that transfers the gas compressed by the gas compression part to the metal pipe material, the gas discharge part includes a discharge line that transfers the discharged gas, and the pressure detector is provided in each of the supply line and the discharge line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Saika, Masayuki Ishizuka, Norieda Ueno
  • Publication number: 20200263676
    Abstract: A displacer assembly includes a first displacer including a first displacer lower lid portion and extending along a displacer center axis, a second displacer including a second displacer upper lid portion and disposed so that the second displacer upper lid portion is adjacent to the first displacer lower lid portion along the displacer center axis, and a cross-shaped connector including a first connector pin and a second connector pin, and connecting the second displacer upper lid portion to the first displacer lower lid portion so that the second displacer is inclinable forward, rearward, rightward, and leftward with respect to the first displacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro KUROMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200263907
    Abstract: There is provided a cryocooler including a cryocooler cylinder, a pressure switching valve that generates a periodic pressure fluctuation inside the cryocooler cylinder, and a sensor that measures a periodic deformation of the cryocooler cylinder, which is caused by the periodic pressure fluctuation inside the cryocooler cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji MIZUNO, Kohei SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20200262013
    Abstract: Provided is a method of disassembling a cold head provided with a displacer that extends in an axial direction, a cylinder that accommodates the displacer, and a displacer drive unit that is fastened to the cylinder and is connected to the displacer such that the displacer is driven in the axial direction, the method including mounting a lifting-up jig onto the displacer drive unit, unfastening the displacer drive unit and the cylinder from each other, and operating the lifting-up jig such that the displacer drive unit is lifted up from the cylinder together with the displacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuki NISHIO, Shuntaro ADACHI