Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Nakatsu

Hitoshi Nakatsu 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: 20210120637
    Abstract: An induction heating device is provided. The induction heating device comprises a plurality of induction heating devices disposed at intervals along the circumference of a ring-shaped workpiece, a setting unit for setting induction heating conditions, and a switching control unit. Each of the plurality of induction heating devices comprises heating coils disposed facing areas to be heated of the workpiece, a plurality of transformers connected to the heating coils in parallel, a plurality of matching units connected to any one of the plurality of transformers, an inverter unit having a rectifier unit and an inverter unit, an inverter control unit having a rectification control unit, and a group of switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10952288
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes; heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10912159
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes; heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10443108
    Abstract: A heating apparatus, a heat treatment apparatus, and a heating method are provided. The heating apparatus includes a workpiece support on which a ring-shaped workpiece is placed, a rotary drive assembly, and a heater configured to heat the workpiece. The workpiece support includes a plurality of rotating rollers arranged in a circumferential direction. The rotary drive assembly is configured to rotate the plurality of rotating rollers to rotate the workpiece placed on the workpiece support along a ring shape of the workpiece. The heater includes a heating coil configured to induction-heat the workpiece on the workpiece support at a heating position, and an actuator configured to move the heating coil at the heating position relative to the workpiece to adjust a distance between the workpiece and the heating coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: NETUREN CO., LTD., NETUREN TAKUTO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Hisaaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180332672
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes; heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10057945
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes: heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9926616
    Abstract: A heating apparatus, a heat treatment apparatus, and a heating method are provided. The heating apparatus includes a workpiece support on which a ring-shaped workpiece is placed, a rotary drive assembly, and a heater configured to heat the workpiece. The workpiece support includes a plurality of rotating rollers arranged in a circumferential direction. The rotary drive assembly is configured to rotate the plurality of rotating rollers to rotate the workpiece placed on the workpiece support along a ring shape of the workpiece. The heater includes a heating coil configured to induction-heat the workpiece on the workpiece support at a heating position, and an actuator configured to move the heating coil at the heating position relative to the workpiece to adjust a distance between the workpiece and the heating coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: NETUREN CO., LTD., NETUREN TAKUTO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Hisaaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160138124
    Abstract: A heating apparatus, a heat treatment apparatus, and a heating method are provided. The heating apparatus includes a workpiece support on which a ring-shaped workpiece is placed, a rotary drive assembly, and a heater configured to heat the workpiece. The workpiece support includes a plurality of rotating rollers arranged in a circumferential direction. The rotary drive assembly is configured to rotate the plurality of rotating rollers to rotate the workpiece placed on the workpiece support along a ring shape of the workpiece. The heater includes a heating coil configured to induction-heat the workpiece on the workpiece support at a heating position, and an actuator configured to move the heating coil at the heating position relative to the workpiece to adjust a distance between the workpiece and the heating coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKATSU, Hisaaki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20160138121
    Abstract: A heating apparatus, a heat treatment apparatus, and a heating method are provided. The heating apparatus includes a workpiece support on which a ring-shaped workpiece is placed, a rotary drive assembly, and a heater configured to heat the workpiece. The workpiece support includes a plurality of rotating rollers arranged in a circumferential direction. The rotary drive assembly is configured to rotate the plurality of rotating rollers to rotate the workpiece placed on the workpiece support along a ring shape of the workpiece. The heater includes a heating coil configured to induction-heat the workpiece on the workpiece support at a heating position, and an actuator configured to move the heating coil at the heating position relative to the workpiece to adjust a distance between the workpiece and the heating coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKATSU, Hisaaki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9273373
    Abstract: A heating apparatus, a heat treatment apparatus, and a heating method are provided. The heating apparatus includes a workpiece support on which a ring-shaped workpiece is placed, a rotary drive assembly, and a heater configured to heat the workpiece. The workpiece support includes a plurality of rotating rollers arranged in a circumferential direction. The rotary drive assembly is configured to rotate the plurality of rotating rollers to rotate the workpiece placed on the workpiece support along a ring shape of the workpiece. The heater includes a heating coil configured to induction-heat the workpiece on the workpiece support at a heating position, and an actuator configured to move the heating coil at the heating position relative to the workpiece to adjust a distance between the workpiece and the heating coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignees: NETUREN CO., LTD., NETUREN TAKUTO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Hisaaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140144904
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece, even a large workpiece, can be readily and approximately uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated H1, H2 are established on a workpiece W so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated H1, H2 are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated H1, H2 is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes: heating coils 451 facing a portion of the areas to be heated H1, H2 when the workpiece W is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece W and the heating coils 451 along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils 451 are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated H1, H2 during the heating period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120234824
    Abstract: A heating apparatus, a heat treatment apparatus, and a heating method are provided. The heating apparatus includes a workpiece support on which a ring-shaped workpiece is placed, a rotary drive assembly, and a heater configured to heat the workpiece. The workpiece support includes a plurality of rotating rollers arranged in a circumferential direction. The rotary drive assembly is configured to rotate the plurality of rotating rollers to rotate the workpiece placed on the workpiece support along a ring shape of the workpiece. The heater includes a heating coil configured to induction-heat the workpiece on the workpiece support at a heating position, and an actuator configured to move the heating coil at the heating position relative to the workpiece to adjust a distance between the workpiece and the heating coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: NETUREN TAKUTO CO., LTD, NETUREN CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Hisaaki Watanabe