Patents by Inventor Atsushi NAKAZONO

Atsushi NAKAZONO 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).

  • Publication number: 20210247747
    Abstract: A management apparatus manages works to supply components to component mounting devices in a component mounting line. The management apparatus includes a component remaining number information acquisition portion that acquires, from each of the component mounting devices, a remaining number of components stored in the component mounting device, a worker information storage portion that stores worker information including a working range of each of workers in the component mounting line, a work sequence decision portion that generates work sequence information indicating a work sequence of component supply works for each of the workers based on the worker information and component remaining number information about a plurality of components within a predetermined period of time, and an information transmission portion that transmits the work sequence information to the workers who should perform the works.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi NAKAZONO, Hisashi MAEZONO, Kazunori TOMOTAKE, Hideo MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 11029670
    Abstract: A management apparatus manages works to supply components to component mounting devices in a component mounting line. The management apparatus includes a component remaining number information acquisition portion that acquires, from each of the component mounting devices, a remaining number of components stored in the component mounting device, a worker information storage portion that stores worker information including a working range of each of workers in the component mounting line, a work sequence decision portion that generates work sequence information indicating a work sequence of component supply works for each of the workers based on the worker information and component remaining number information about a plurality of components within a predetermined period of time, and an information transmission portion that transmits the work sequence information to the workers who should perform the works.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakazono, Hisashi Maezono, Kazunori Tomotake, Hideo Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10893641
    Abstract: A group determination method includes a step of calculating an external set-up work time for an external set-up work by which a component supplier used in a group that is a next production target of a group under production in a component mounting line, including a plurality of the component mounters capable of attaching and detaching a component supply carriage which can arrange a plurality of the component suppliers (tape feeders), is removed from the component mounting line and arranged in the component supply carriage; and a step of calculating a production completion time at which the production of all the mounting boards that are the production targets is completed in consideration of the external set-up work time. A plurality of groups which are common in an arrangement of component suppliers for the mounting boards that are the production targets are determined so that production completion time is shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamazaki, Atsushi Nakazono, Hiroshi Ando, Kazuyoshi Harada
  • Patent number: 10824137
    Abstract: A mounting board manufacturing system includes a component placing device; a library; an operation information counter; and a corrector. The component data includes a control parameter for executing the component placing work by the component placing device, and information regarding the component. The operation information counter counts a score of the component placing work for each component data based on operation information including a result executed by the component placing device. The corrector selects correction component data that is a target to be corrected from a plurality of the component data based on the score and corrects the control parameter of the correction component data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Inlin Tan, Takuya Yamazaki, Takaaki Yokoi, Narumi Atsuta, Atsushi Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10765050
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line in which a plurality of processing devices are connected to constitute the component mounting line and a management device (management computer) connected to the component mounting line by a network, and each of the plurality of processing devices can be remotely operated via the network by an input unit of the management device. In this component mounting system, a remote operation right allowing a remote operation is set with respect to the management device (ST21), and the remote operation right set with respect to the management device is released (ST23) in a case where a specific operation set in advance with respect to the one or more processing devices is performed (Yes in ST41) in a state where the remote operation right is set with respect to the management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Oohori, Kenichiro Ishimoto, Atsushi Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20200201302
    Abstract: A management apparatus manages works to supply components to component mounting devices in a component mounting line. The management apparatus includes a component remaining number information acquisition portion that acquires, from each of the component mounting devices, a remaining number of components stored in the component mounting device, a worker information storage portion that stores worker information including a working range of each of workers in the component mounting line, a work sequence decision portion that generates work sequence information indicating a work sequence of component supply works for each of the workers based on the worker information and component remaining number information about a plurality of components within a predetermined period of time, and an information transmission portion that transmits the work sequence information to the workers who should perform the works.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi NAKAZONO, Hisashi MAEZONO, Kazunori TOMOTAKE, Hideo MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 10664337
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line in which a plurality of processing devices are connected to constitute the component mounting line and a management device (management computer) connected to the component mounting line by a network, and each of the plurality of processing devices can be remotely operated via the network by an input unit of the management device. In this component mounting system, it is determined whether or not an error occurring in the processing device is a remote response error (ST1), and notification in a first notification pattern is performed (ST2) in a case where a type of the error is the remote response error (Yes in ST1) and notification in a second notification pattern is performed (ST3) in a case where the type of the error is not the remote response error (No in ST1) based on a result of the error type determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Oohori, Kenichiro Ishimoto, Atsushi Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10620614
    Abstract: A management apparatus manages works to supply components to component mounting devices in a component mounting line. The management apparatus includes a component remaining number information acquisition portion that acquires, from each of the component mounting devices, a remaining number of components stored in the component mounting device, a worker information storage portion that stores worker information including a working range of each of workers in the component mounting line, a work sequence decision portion that generates work sequence information indicating a work sequence of component supply works for each of the workers based on the worker information and component remaining number information about a plurality of components within a predetermined period of time, and an information transmission portion that transmits the work sequence information to the workers who should perform the works.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakazono, Hisashi Maezono, Kazunori Tomotake, Hideo Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200089201
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line, a storage device, and a display device. The component mounting line is formed by connecting a plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The storage device is connected to the component mounting line via a network to acquire information from each of the plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The display device is connected to the storage device via the network and displays a progress status of set-up work executed when changing a type of a mounting board manufactured by the component mounting line based on information stored in the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUYOSHI HARADA, TAKUYA YAMAZAKI, ATSUSHI NAKAZONO, HIROSHI ANDO
  • Patent number: 10520930
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line, a storage device, and a display device. The component mounting line is formed by connecting a plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The storage device is connected to the component mounting line via a network to acquire information from each of the plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The display device is connected to the storage device via the network and displays a progress status of set-up work executed when changing a type of a mounting board manufactured by the component mounting line based on information stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Harada, Takuya Yamazaki, Atsushi Nakazono, Hiroshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10512201
    Abstract: A member preparation method includes a request rank determining step of determining a request member rank of a member fitted to production of a mounting board based on board information and component information including a mounting position of a component mounted on the mounting board. Furthermore, the member preparation method includes a fitting member extracting step of extracting a fitting member fitted to the request member rank in a plurality of members based on a production plan of the mounting board and retained member information in which a member rank is associated with each of the plurality of the members. Furthermore, the member preparation method includes a use member selecting step of selecting a use member in the fitting member, and a member preparation instructing step of generating an instruction to prepare the use member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10345792
    Abstract: In two component mounting lines or more each including the plurality of the component mounters, a set-up changing work time, necessary for executing set-up changing work in the two component mounting lines or more based on the number of workers assigned for production in the two component mounting lines or more in each time zone, and the number of workers necessary for the set-up changing work necessary when the mounting board is changed in the two component mounting lines or more, is calculated; and a production completion time, which includes a set-up changing work time and at which the production of all the mounting boards that are the production targets is completed, is calculated; and a group is determined so that the production completion time is shortened within a predetermined time period in the two component mounting lines or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamazaki, Atsushi Nakazono, Hiroshi Ando, Kazuyoshi Harada
  • Publication number: 20190095834
    Abstract: A material supply support apparatus includes an information acquisition unit, a delivering instruction creator, and a delivering instruction transmission unit. The information acquisition unit acquires production planning information, storage material information, transfer means information, and worker information. The delivering instruction creator creates a delivering instruction for picking up a material to be supplied to the manufacturing facility from a material storage cabinet and placing the material on the transfer means based on the production planning information, the storage material information, the transfer means information, and the worker information which are acquired by the information acquisition unit. The delivering instruction transmission unit transmits the delivering instruction to the delivering worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: ATSUSHI NAKAZONO
  • Patent number: 10210039
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line in which a plurality of processing devices are connected to constitute the component mounting line and a management device (management computer) connected to the component mounting line by a network, and each of the plurality of processing devices can be remotely operated via the network by an input unit of the management device. In this component mounting system, it is determined whether or not an error occurring in the processing device is a remote response error (ST1) and a remote operation right enabling the remote operation is set (ST21) with respect to the management device based on a result of the error type determination in a case where the type of the error is the remote response error (Yes in ST1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Oohori, Kenichiro Ishimoto, Atsushi Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20180364687
    Abstract: A mounting board manufacturing system includes a component placing device; a library; an operation information counter; and a corrector. The component data includes a control parameter for executing the component placing work by the component placing device, and information regarding the component. The operation information counter counts a score of the component placing work for each component data based on operation information including a result executed by the component placing device. The corrector selects correction component data that is a target to be corrected from a plurality of the component data based on the score and corrects the control parameter of the correction component data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: INLIN TAN, TAKUYA YAMAZAKI, TAKAAKI YOKOI, NARUMI ATSUTA, ATSUSHI NAKAZONO
  • Publication number: 20180348733
    Abstract: A manufacturing device monitoring system includes a plurality of manufacturing devices and a remote monitoring device. The manufacturing device includes a work unit, an equipment notifier, an error detector, and an error notifier. The error notifier determines whether or not an error detected by the error detector may be corrected by an operation from the remote monitoring device, notifies the remote monitoring device of the occurrence of the error in a case where the error can be corrected, and operates the equipment notifier to notify a first notification pattern in a case where the error cannot be corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: TAKUYA NAKAYAMA, TETSUSHI OOHORI, KENICHIRO ISHIMOTO, ATSUSHI NAKAZONO
  • Publication number: 20180279523
    Abstract: A member preparation method includes a request rank determining step of determining a request member rank of a member fitted to production of a mounting board based on board information and component information including a mounting position of a component mounted on the mounting board. Furthermore, the member preparation method includes a fitting member extracting step of extracting a fitting member fitted to the request member rank in a plurality of members based on a production plan of the mounting board and retained member information in which a member rank is associated with each of the plurality of the members. Furthermore, the member preparation method includes a use member selecting step of selecting a use member in the fitting member, and a member preparation instructing step of generating an instruction to prepare the use member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: ATSUSHI NAKAZONO
  • Publication number: 20180203436
    Abstract: In two component mounting lines or more each including the plurality of the component mounters, a set-up changing work time, necessary for executing set-up changing work in the two component mounting lines or more based on the number of workers assigned for production in the two component mounting lines or more in each time zone, and the number of workers necessary for the set-up changing work necessary when the mounting board is changed in the two component mounting lines or more, is calculated; and a production completion time, which includes a set-up changing work time and at which the production of all the mounting boards that are the production targets is completed, is calculated; and a group is determined so that the production completion time is shortened within a predetermined time period in the two component mounting lines or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: TAKUYA YAMAZAKI, ATSUSHI NAKAZONO, HIROSHI ANDO, KAZUYOSHI HARADA
  • Publication number: 20180206372
    Abstract: A group determination method includes an external set-up work time calculation step of calculating an external set-up work time for an external set-up work by which a component supplier used in a group that is a next production target of a group under production in a component mounting line, including a plurality of the component mounters capable of attaching and detaching a component supply carriage which can arrange a plurality of the component suppliers (tape feeders), is removed from the component mounting line and arranged in the component supply carriage; and a production completion time calculation step of calculating a production completion time at which the production of all the mounting boards that are the production targets is completed in consideration of the external set-up work time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: TAKUYA YAMAZAKI, ATSUSHI NAKAZONO, HIROSHI ANDO, KAZUYOSHI HARADA
  • Publication number: 20180113444
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line, a storage device, and a display device. The component mounting line is formed by connecting a plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The storage device is connected to the component mounting line via a network to acquire information from each of the plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The display device is connected to the storage device via the network and displays a progress status of set-up work executed when changing a type of a mounting board manufactured by the component mounting line based on information stored in the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUYOSHI HARADA, TAKUYA YAMAZAKI, ATSUSHI NAKAZONO, HIROSHI ANDO