Patents by Inventor Hideki Sumi

Hideki Sumi 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: 20220132715
    Abstract: There is provided a component mounter that conveys in a board having a product area in which a pattern electrode incorporated in an electrical product is disposed and an inspection area in which an inspection electrode for inspecting electrical characteristics is disposed, and conveys out the board after repeatedly executing an operation of picking up a component supplied by a component feeder and installing the component in the product area according to an installation sequence program, the device including: target event occurrence detector for detecting occurrence of an event that requires inspection of the electrical characteristics with respect to the component supplied by the component feeder; a determiner for determining whether or not the inspection area is vacant; and inspection-required component installer for installing the component picked up from the component feeder in the inspection area as an inspection-required component, in a case where the target event occurrence detector detects the occurre
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: HIDEKI SUMI, RYOUJI EGUCHI, HIROKI YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220022351
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a plurality of component mounters, a characteristic inspection device, and a management device. Each of the component mounters transmits inspection area component information including identification information of the corresponding component mounter, information of a conveyed-in board, and identification information of an inspection-required component installed in an inspection area, to the management device. The characteristic inspection device determines whether or not the inspection-required component installed in the inspection area is an error component, and transmits the information on the determined inspection-required component to the management device as error information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: HIDEKI SUMI, RYOUJI EGUCHI, HIROKI YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11029672
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes a plurality of manufacturing facilities, a remote terminal, and a remote authority controller that controls authority of a remote operation from the remote terminal. When an error is detected in a first manufacturing facility out of the plurality of manufacturing facilities, the remote authority controller grants authority of a remote operation of a second manufacturing facility to the remote terminal. The second manufacturing facility causes the error and is other than the first manufacturing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Publication number: 20200396878
    Abstract: A component mounting method includes independent mounting and cross lane alternate mounting. The independent mounting performs an operation of mounting a component on a first board carried in a first board transport lane from a first component supplier, and an operation of mounting a component on a second board carried in a second board transport lane from a second component supplier. The cross lane alternate mounting alternately performs an operation of mounting the component on the first board carried in the first board transport lane from the second component supplier, and an operation of mounting the component on the second board carried in the second board transport lane from the first component supplier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: HIDEKI SUMI
  • Patent number: 10798859
    Abstract: A component mounting method includes independent mounting and cross lane alternate mounting. The independent mounting performs an operation of mounting a component on a first board carried in a first board transport lane from a first component supplier, and an operation of mounting a component on a second board carried in a second board transport lane from a second component supplier. The cross lane alternate mounting alternately performs an operation of mounting the component on the first board carried in the first board transport lane from the second component supplier, and an operation of mounting the component on the second board carried in the second board transport lane from the first component supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Patent number: 10308444
    Abstract: A suction failure recovering process of a component mounting method includes: executing an imaging process in which an image of a pitch-fed pocket of a carrier tape is obtained; executing a pocket position detection process in which a pocket position is detected; and executing a positional displacement determination process in which it is determined whether the detected pocket position falls into a permissible range or not. When it is determined that the pocket position does not fall into the permissible range, the imaging process, the pocket position detection process and the positional displacement determination process are executed sequentially and repeatedly until the pocket position falls into the permissible range. When it is determined that the pocket position falls into the permissible range, a suction position is corrected based on the pocket position at a time point at which the pocket position falls into the permissible range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Patent number: 10278320
    Abstract: A method of upgrading a version of a program of the present disclosure executes version upgrade of the program of a plurality of component mounting facilities sequentially from a first component mounting facility of the plurality of component mounting facilities to the plurality of component mounting facilities on a downstream side in a component mounting line in which the plurality of component mounting facilities are connected to each other. The first component mounting facility completes mounting of a board under production at the time of receiving an instruction for executing version upgrade and executes the version upgrade after carrying-out of the board to an adjacent component mounting facility is completed among the plurality of component mounting facilities on the downstream side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Publication number: 20190107829
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes a plurality of manufacturing facilities, a remote terminal, and a remote authority controller that controls authority of a remote operation from the remote terminal. When an error is detected in a first manufacturing facility out of the plurality of manufacturing facilities, the remote authority controller grants authority of a remote operation of a second manufacturing facility to the remote terminal. The second manufacturing facility causes the error and is other than the first manufacturing facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: Hideki SUMI
  • Patent number: 10165718
    Abstract: Provided are a component replenishment support method, and a component replenishment support system of a component mounting line that are capable of preventing a decrease in facility operation rate due to component shortage, in which a component shortage time of each part feeder is predicted, a component replenishment work is started from the present time in a case where the component shortage time is earlier than the virtual work end time, a work end time of the work target selection feeders in sequence of early time by using the part feeder within the warning consideration start time as a target is predicted, and a worker is warned of the component replenishment to the selection feeder of which the work end time is within the warning start time, in a case where the selection feeder of which the component shortage time is earlier than the work end time is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Maezono, Hideki Sumi, Yasuhiro Maenishi
  • Patent number: 10045470
    Abstract: A component mounting line includes a component mounting apparatus and a board distributing apparatus. The component mounting apparatus includes two transport lanes, each having a carry-in area where a board is carried and a mounting area where a component is mounted onto the board received from the carry-in area. The board distributing apparatus distributes the board to any one of the two transport lanes. The board distributing apparatus distributes the board to any one of the two transport lanes based on a presence or absence of boards in the carry-in area and the mounting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Patent number: 10015920
    Abstract: An external set-up device calculates a shift amount of a supply position of a component which is supplied by a tape feeder that is disposed on the carriage. The storage stores supply position shifting data in which the shift amount of the component supply position is related to a feeder address and a feeder ID. The component mounter compares the feeder ID of the tape feeder with the feeder ID included in the component supply position shifting data which is read from the storage, and, in a case in which the feeder IDs do not match, calculates the shift amount of the component supply position of the corresponding tape feeder and updates the supply position shifting data. The component mounter mounts the components onto a board based on the updated component supply position shifting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Patent number: 9999169
    Abstract: A component mounting method performs suction and holing, by a suction nozzle, of a component fed to a component picking-up position by a tape feeder which feeds by pitch a carrier tape having a pocket in which the component is accommodated, after a predetermined delay time elapses after a pitch feeding timing, and carries and mounts the component on a board. The component mounting method includes imaging a tape position indicating portion at separate two timings after the delay time elapses, and calculating a shift amount between a first and second tape positions respectively obtained at first and second timings of imaging. It is determined whether or not the shift amount calculated is within an allowable range, and when it is determined that the shift amount exceeds the allowable range, the delay time set for the tape feeder is extended or an error is notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Publication number: 20180124962
    Abstract: A component mounting method includes independent mounting and cross lane alternate mounting. The independent mounting performs an operation of mounting a component on a first board carried in a first board transport lane from a first component supplier, and an operation of mounting a component on a second board carried in a second board transport lane from a second component supplier. The cross lane alternate mounting alternately performs an operation of mounting the component on the first board carried in the first board transport lane from the second component supplier, and an operation of mounting the component on the second board carried in the second board transport lane from the first component supplier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: HIDEKI SUMI
  • Patent number: 9961820
    Abstract: Provided are a component replenishment support method, and a component replenishment support system of a component mounting line that are capable of preventing a decrease in facility operation rate due to component shortage, in which a component shortage time of each part feeder is predicted, a component replenishment work is started from the present time in a case where the component shortage time is earlier than the virtual work end time, a virtual work end time of the work target selection feeders in a case where the work is assumed to be performed in sequence of early time by using the part feeder within the warning consideration start time as a target is predicted, and a worker is warned of a man-hour lack to the selection feeder, in a case where the selection feeder of which the component shortage time is earlier than the work end time is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Maezono, Hideki Sumi, Yasuhiro Maenishi
  • Publication number: 20180092264
    Abstract: A method of upgrading a version of a program of the present disclosure executes version upgrade of the program of a plurality of component mounting facilities sequentially from a first component mounting facility of the plurality of component mounting facilities to the plurality of component mounting facilities on a downstream side in a component mounting line in which the plurality of component mounting facilities are connected to each other. The first component mounting facility completes mounting of a board under production at the time of receiving an instruction for executing version upgrade and executes the version upgrade after carrying-out of the board to an adjacent component mounting facility is completed among the plurality of component mounting facilities on the downstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: Hideki SUMI
  • Patent number: 9908719
    Abstract: A suction failure recovering process of a component mounting method includes: executing an imaging process in which an image of a pitch-fed pocket of a carrier tape is obtained; executing a pocket position detection process in which a pocket position is detected; and executing a positional displacement determination process in which it is determined whether the detected pocket position falls into a permissible range or not. When it is determined that the pocket position does not fall into the permissible range, the imaging process, the pocket position detection process and the positional displacement determination process are executed sequentially and repeatedly until the pocket position falls into the permissible range. When it is determined that the pocket position falls into the permissible range, a suction position is corrected based on the pocket position at a time point at which the pocket position falls into the permissible range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Patent number: 9801318
    Abstract: A component verification method includes a component ID reading process of reading a component ID corresponding to a stored component of a subsequent tape, a tape insertion detecting process of detecting that the subsequent tape has been inserted into a tape feeder, a feeder specifying process of specifying a tape feeder in which the insertion of the subsequent tape has been detected, and a component verifying process of verifying whether or not a correspondence relationship between the read component ID and the specified tape feeder is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Publication number: 20160366797
    Abstract: An external set-up device calculates a shift amount of a supply position of a component which is supplied by a tape feeder that is disposed on the carriage. The storage stores supply position shifting data in which the shift amount of the component supply position is related to a feeder address and a feeder ID. The component mounter compares the feeder ID of the tape feeder with the feeder ID included in the component supply position shifting data which is read from the storage, and, in a case in which the feeder IDs do not match, calculates the shift amount of the component supply position of the corresponding tape feeder and updates the supply position shifting data. The component mounter mounts the components onto a board based on the updated component supply position shifting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventor: HIDEKI SUMI
  • Publication number: 20160353621
    Abstract: Provided are a component replenishment support method, and a component replenishment support system of a component mounting line that are capable of preventing a decrease in facility operation rate due to component shortage, in which a component shortage time of each part feeder is predicted, a component replenishment work is started from the present time in a case where the component shortage time is earlier than the virtual work end time, a work end time of the work target selection feeders in sequence of early time by using the part feeder within the warning consideration start time as a target is predicted, and a worker is warned of the component replenishment to the selection feeder of which the work end time is within the warning start time, in a case where the selection feeder of which the component shortage time is earlier than the work end time is not present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: HISASHI MAEZONO, HIDEKI SUMI, YASUHIRO MAENISHI
  • Publication number: 20160353624
    Abstract: Provided are a component replenishment support method, and a component replenishment support system of a component mounting line that are capable of preventing a decrease in facility operation rate due to component shortage, in which a component shortage time of each part feeder is predicted, a component replenishment work is started from the present time in a case where the component shortage time is earlier than the virtual work end time, a virtual work end time of the work target selection feeders in a case where the work is assumed to be performed in sequence of early time by using the part feeder within the warning consideration start time as a target is predicted, and a worker is warned of a man-hour lack to the selection feeder, in a case where the selection feeder of which the component shortage time is earlier than the work end time is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: HISASHI MAEZONO, HIDEKI SUMI, YASUHIRO MAENISHI