Patents by Inventor Akihiko Noh

Akihiko Noh has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4701994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automatic tool assembly apparatus for a modular constituted tool. The automatic tool assembly apparatus has a tool stock unit for storing a plurality of types of modular constituted tools for a machine tool disassembled in units of modules, a tool transfer unit for assembling a predetermined modular constituted tool from a plurality of modules in the tool stock unit and conveying the assembled modular constituted tool from the tool stock unit, and a control unit. The tool stock unit holds the modular constituted tool disassembled in units of modules. The stock position of each module required for assembling a tool requested by the machine tool is indexed from a signal from the control unit. The modules are then sequentially positioned at the assembly position. The tool transfer unit has an assembly head which is movable in a direction to approach and separate from the assembly position in response to an instruction from the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tungaloy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Noh, Shinichi Sato, Itsusuke Kakuda, Shigeyuki Kanno
  • Patent number: 4612946
    Abstract: An automatic set-up system is provided for setting up on a pallet work to be machined by a flexible manufacturing system automatic machine tool. The pallet has a support plate and a jig plate which overlies the support plate on which the work is placed. The support plate, the jig plate and the work are sequentially conveyed by a convey unit on a setting table. The relative positions of the support plate and the jig plate, and of the jig plate and the work are usually held constant by the engagement of positioning recesses and positioning pins. Even if the position of the jig plate or the work conveyed by the convey unit deviates from a predetermined position, a float base and a support plate (the float base, the support plate, and the jig plate) are floated by means of air bearing pads. The horizontal movement of these components can be readily controlled, so that positioning pins can be easily fitted in the positioning recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Noh, Yoshiaki Saijo, Shinichi Sato, Ichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4609002
    Abstract: An automatic set-up system is provided for setting up on a pallet work to be machined by a flexible manufacturing system automatic machine tool. The pallet has a support plate and a jig plate which overlies the support plate on which the work is placed. The support plate, the jig plate and the work are sequentially conveyed by a convey unit on a setting table. The relative positions of the support plate and the jig plate, and of the jig plate and the work are usually held constant by the engagement of positioning recesses and positioning pins. Even if the position of the jig plate or the work conveyed by the convey unit deviates from a predetermined position, a float base and a support plate (the float base, the support plate, and the jig plate) are floated by means of air bearing pads. The horizontal movement of these components can be readily controlled, so that positioning pins can be easily fitted in the positioning recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Noh, Yoshiaki Saijo, Shinichi Sato, Ichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4609001
    Abstract: An automatic set-up system is provided for setting up on a pallet work to be machined by a flexible manufacturing system automatic machine tool. The pallet has a support plate and a jig plate which overlies the support plate on which the work is placed. The support plate, the jig plate and the work are sequentially conveyed by a convey unit on a setting table. The relative positions of the support plate and the jig plate, and of the jig plate and the work are usually held constant by the engagement of positioning recesses and positioning pins. Even if the position of the jig plate or the work conveyed by the convey unit deviates from a predetermined position, a float base and a support plate (the float base, the support plate, and the jig plate) are floated by means of air bearing pads. The horizontal movement of these components can be readily controlled, so that positioning pins can be easily fitted in the positioning recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Noh, Yoshiaki Saijo, Shinichi Sato, Ichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4609000
    Abstract: An automatic set-up system is provided for setting up on a pallet work to be machined by a flexible manufacturing system automatic machine tool. The pallet has a support plate and a jig plate which overlies the support plate on which the work is placed. The support plate, the jig plate and the work are sequentially conveyed by a convey unit on a setting table. The relative positions of the support plate and the jig plate, and of the jig plate and the work are usually held constant by the engagement of positioning recesses and positioning pins. Even if the position of the jig plate or the work conveyed by the convey unit deviates from a predetermined position, a float base and a support plate (the float base, the support plate, and the jig plate) are floated by means of air bearing pads. The horizontal movement of these components can be readily controlled, so that positioning pins can be easily fitted in the positioning recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Noh, Yoshiaki Saijo, Shinichi Sato, Ichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4607651
    Abstract: An automatic set-up system is provided for setting up on a pallet work to be machined by a flexible manufacturing system automatic machine tool. The pallet has a support plate and a jig plate which overlies the support plate on which the work is placed. The support plate, the jig plate and the work are sequentially conveyed by a convey unit on a setting table. The relative positions of the support plate and the jig plate, and of the jig plate and the work are usually held constant by the engagement of positioning recesses and positioning pins. Even if the position of the jig plate or the work conveyed by the convey unit deviates from a predetermined position, a float base and a support plate (the float base, the support plate, and the jig plate) are floated by means of air bearing pads. The horizontal movement of these components can be readily controlled, so that positioning pins can be easily fitted in the positioning recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Noh, Yoshiaki Saijo, Shinichi Sato, Ichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4543970
    Abstract: An automatic set-up system is provided for setting up on a pallet work to be machined by a flexible manufacturing system automatic machine tool. The pallet has a support plate and a jig plate which overlies the support plate on which the work is placed. The support plate, the jig plate and the work are sequentially conveyed by a convey unit on a setting table. The relative positions of the support plate and the jig plate, and of the jig plate and the work are usually held constant by the engagement of positioning recesses and positioning pins. Even if the position of the jig plate or the work conveyed by the convey unit deviates from a predetermined position, a float base and a support plate (the float base, the support plate, and the jig plate) are floated by means of air bearing pads. The horizontal movement of these components can be readily controlled, so that positioning pins can be easily fitted in the positioning recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Noh, Yoshiaki Saijo, Shinichi Sato, Ichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4087801
    Abstract: A detector for producing an output corresponding to the vibration of a cutting tool or a workpiece worked thereby, a signal processing circuit for obtaining the root mean square value of the output signal from the detector, and a comparator for comparing the output signal from the signal processing circuit with data produced at the time of normal cutting whereby when an abnormal vibration occurs due to the damage of the cutting tool the cutting operation is stopped by using a signal from the comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiko Noh