Patents by Inventor Junji Kawamoto

Junji Kawamoto 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: 10870161
    Abstract: In a consumable electrode-type arc welding in which pulse welding and short-circuit welding are alternately repeated, a welding current is controlled such that a welding current immediately before shifting from the pulse welding to the short-circuit welding is lower than a base current in a pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsuoka, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Junji Fujiwara, Kaito Matsui
  • Patent number: 10850354
    Abstract: A laser welding control method according to the present disclosure includes: a first step of causing a first steel plate having a protrusion and a second steel plate to overlap so that a tip of the protrusion provided on the first steel plate makes contact with the second steel plate; and a second step of irradiating the protrusion with laser light in an irradiation pattern having a size larger than a size of the protrusion in plan view after the first step. At least one of a surface of the first steel plate that faces the second steel plate and a surface of the second steel plate that faces the first steel plate is plated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Fujiwara, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Tatsuyuki Nakagawa, Noriyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10835993
    Abstract: The laser welding method according to the present disclosure has a first step for forming a weld bead by irradiating an object to be welded with a laser beam along a first helical trajectory around a first center of rotation moving in a welding direction, and a second step for irradiating the object to be welded with a laser beam along a second helical trajectory around a second center of rotation moving in the welding direction. A diameter of rotation of the laser beam in the first step is larger than a diameter of rotation of the laser beam in the second step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsuoka, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Junji Fujiwara, Tatsuyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10807191
    Abstract: A welding target is irradiated with a laser beam so as to form a beam spot that moves relatively with respect to the welding target along a locus having a spiral shape rotating around a rotation center moving in a welding direction. The welding target is welded using the laser beam irradiated with. While the welding target is irradiated with the laser beam, the welding target is irradiated with the laser beam based on an interval coefficient which is a value indicating an overlapping degree of the locus having the spiral shape in the welding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki Nakagawa, Yasushi Mukai, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Junji Fujiwara, Noriyuki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200298340
    Abstract: A joint structure includes a first metallic material having a first projection; a second metallic material similar in type to the first metallic material and weldable to the first metallic material, the second metallic material having a first penetrating part larger in diameter or width than the first projection, the first projection being positioned in the first penetrating part; and a different type of material different in type from the first metallic material and the second metallic material and difficult to be welded to the first metallic material and the second metallic material, the different type of material having a second penetrating part larger in diameter or width than the first projection, the rim of the second penetrating part being spaced radially or widthwise from the first projection by a first gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Junji FUJIWARA, Atsuhiro KAWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200298339
    Abstract: A joint structure includes: a first same-type metal member; a second same-type metal member that can be mutually welded with the first same-type metal member; and a different-type member that has a penetrating portion, is interposed between the first same-type metal member and the second same-type metal member. In the plate thickness direction of an emission region in which a laser beam is emitted toward the penetrating portion, the plate thickness at the emission region of the first same-type metal member positioned on the side on which the laser beam is emitted is a predetermined thickness corresponding to a first gap. The first same-type metal member and the second same-type metal member are fused and bonded together via the penetrating portion, and the different-type member is compressed and fixed, such that the different-type member is fixed to the first same-type metal member and the second same-type metal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Atsuhiro KAWAMOTO, Junji FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20200299645
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing regulatory T cells for inducing immune tolerance in a subject. The method comprises the step of co-culturing regulatory T cells obtained from the subject with dendritic cells derived from iPS cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAWAMOTO, Shimon SAKAGUCHI, Kyoko MASUDA, Keiji HIROTA, Junji UEHORI
  • Publication number: 20200246556
    Abstract: A mesh nebulizer includes a main body with a recessed portion opening upward. The nebulizer includes a cap that covers an upper portion of the main body and a replacement element separate from the main body and the cap and detachably mountable in the recessed portion of the main body while being separated from the cap prior to operation of the nebulizer. The replacement element includes a sheet including a mesh portion, a bottom plate portion, and a sidewall portion. When the cap is closed with respect to the main body, the cap presses the upper edge of the sidewall portion of the replacement element toward an edge portion around the recessed portion to position the replacement element with respect to a longitudinal axis direction of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Nobuhiko OSOEGAWA, Hiroyuki SHINO, Takaaki OKANISHI, Katsumi MATSUDA, Takuya TOGAWA, Junji KAWAMOTO, Naoki UCHIDA, Yuka TANIOKA
  • Patent number: 10670138
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device that includes a case forming a first accommodating space that accommodates a speed change device and a second accommodating space that accommodates a rotary electric machine; an storage that is disposed under the first accommodating space and stores oil; a hydraulic pump including a suction that suctions the oil from the oil storage; a first oil passage that supplies the oil discharged by the hydraulic pump to the speed change device as hydraulic oil; a second oil passage that supplies the oil discharged by the hydraulic pump to the rotary electric machine as cooling oil; and a third oil passage that returns the oil supplied to the rotary electric machine, from the second accommodating space to the oil storage, by allowing the oil to flow in a direction from the second accommodating space toward the first accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junji Matsushita, Naoya Usami, Takeshi Horie, Kuniaki Ishii, Kazuyuki Shiiba, Tooru Matsubara, Atsushi Kawamoto, Kiyonori Takagi, Hidehiko Bansyoya
  • Patent number: 10654121
    Abstract: An arc-welding method in welding by repeating a short circuit and an arc. When the sign of opening of the short circuit is detected, the welding current is reduced from a first current value at the detection of the sign to a second current value, which is lower than the first current value. When the opening of the short circuit is detected, a pulse current having a peak value higher than the first current value is supplied at a plurality of times in the arc period. This suppresses porosities and spatters when galvanized steel sheets are welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Fujiwara, Yasushi Mukai, Atsuhiro Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10625358
    Abstract: An arc welder alternately repeats a short circuit period in which a wire and a welding object are short-circuited and an arc period in which an arc occurs between the wire and the welding object. The arc welder includes a welding output section, a joint type setting section, a storage section, and a waveform parameter determining section. The welding output section performs welding output, and the joint type setting section sets a joint type. The storage section stores a plurality of combinations of joint types and waveform parameters. The waveform parameter determining section determines a waveform parameter based on the joint type set by the joint type setting section and the plurality of combinations. The welding output section performs welding output based on the waveform parameter determined by the waveform parameter determining section. Thus, vaporized zinc is easily released and sufficient welding is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Fujiwara, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Kaito Matsui
  • Patent number: 10610945
    Abstract: As a conventional problem, welding on surface-treated material, such as a zinc-coated steel plate, considerably generates air holes including blowholes and also generates lots of spatters. Present invention provides a method of controlling arc welding performed in a manner that a short-circuit period, in which a short circuit is generated between a welding wire and an object to be welded, and an arc period, in which an arc is generated after release of the short circuit, are repeated alternately. According to the method, welding current is increased from an arc-regeneration-before current to a first welding current at a detection of release of the short circuit such that an increase gradient of the welding current becomes not less than 750 A/msec. This suppresses generation of air holes and spatters in welding work on a surface-treated material, such as a zinc-coated steel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Junji Fujiwara, Yukinori Hirota, Noriyuki Matsuoka, Kaito Matsui
  • Patent number: 10537955
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling arc welding where an arc is generated between a welding wire as a consumable electrode and an object to be welded. The method includes: keeping a wire feed speed at a predetermined constant speed in a steady-state welding period; and at a time point when welding termination is ordered, either switching the wire feed speed from the predetermined constant speed to a wire feed speed at which the welding wire is fed in alternating forward and backward directions, or decreasing the wire feed speed from the predetermined constant speed with time, and then switching the wire feed speed to the wire feed speed at which the welding wire is fed in alternating forward and backward directions at a time point when a predetermined time period has passed since when welding termination was ordered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Fujiwara, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Masaru Kowa
  • Patent number: 10525658
    Abstract: A method for producing a mesh including a resin mesh main body, and a resin reinforcing member configured to reinforce the mesh main body includes: a step of forming a plurality of through-holes using a laser beam in a mesh formation region of a first film material made of resin; a step of forming an opening portion in a second film material made of resin; a step of layering the first film material and the second film material so that the mesh formation region and the opening portion are arranged at positions that conform to each other; and a step of joining the first film material and the second film material to each other through laser welding at a portion surrounding the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirono, Yuka Tanioka, Junji Kawamoto, Makoto Tabata, Akio Sumiya
  • Patent number: 10518348
    Abstract: In arc welding, determining a current value to be high in an early stage of the arc period is effective in reducing spatters caused by feeble short circuit in the arc period. In that case, to sharply decrease the voltage that has increased with increase in current, an inductance value of a reactor has to be kept small. However, a small inductance value causes a problem—weakness against disturbance. The present invention provides an arc welding control method that performs arc welding while repeating the short-circuit period and the arc period. According to the method, changing an inductance value relating to welding output in the arc period offers stable arc welding with fewer spatters and insusceptibility to disturbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsuoka, Yukinori Hirota, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Junji Fujiwara, Masaru Kowa, Akira Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190368524
    Abstract: A lap-joined structure including at least one similar metallic material weldable to each other and a different material different in type from the at least one similar metallic material and difficult to be welded to the similar metallic material. The different material is sandwiched and fixed between the similar metallic material. The similar metallic material has at least one exhaust hole or exhaust groove around the weld zone where the similar metallic material is melted and joined together. The exhaust hole or exhaust groove extends through the similar metallic material along its thickness. Thus, the similar metallic material and the different material are fixed and joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: JUNJI FUJIWARA, ATSUHIRO KAWAMOTO, TATSUYUKI NAKAGAWA, TORU SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10471540
    Abstract: A laser welding method of the present disclosure includes the step of irradiating a workpiece with a laser beam in a helical shape along a weld part of the workpiece. The helical shape is a combination of a circular trajectory in which a laser beam is moved circularly, and a movement trajectory in which the laser beam is moved in a proceeding direction along the weld part. Furthermore, first energy of the laser beam moving so as to have a component of the proceeding direction in the circular trajectory is larger than second energy of the laser beam moving so as to have a component of an opposite direction to the proceeding direction in the circular trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsuoka, Yasushi Mukai, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Junji Fujiwara, Tatsuyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10427394
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method with which curing can be carried out in a short time without a heat load on an adherend and a cured product having stable quality can be obtained. The resin composition curing method in accordance with the present invention includes the step (a) of directly and/or indirectly irradiating, with laser light, a resin composition (A) which contains (i) an epoxy resin, (ii) an encapsulated curing agent including a core that contains a curing agent and a shell that covers the core, (iii) a filler, and (iv) a color material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Yosuke Tatsuno, Mitsuo Ito, Satoshi Hirono, Yuzo Morisaki, Junji Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10413987
    Abstract: In controlling an arc welding of consumable electrode type in which pulse welding and short-circuit welding alternately repeat, forward feeding and backward feeding of a welding electrode periodically repeat in a short-circuit welding period. The forward feeding of the welding electrode starts when a welding current is smaller than a base current immediately before a pulse period ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsuoka, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Junji Fujiwara, Kaito Matsui
  • Patent number: D899573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCAE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogihara, Masahiko Yumoto, Yukiko Mitsunami, Kengo Nishiyama, Kosuke Inoue, Tadashi Koike, Nobuhiko Osoegawa, Hiroyuki Shino, Takaaki Okanishi, Misaki Inaga, Yuka Tanioka, Katsumi Matsuda, Junji Kawamoto, Naoki Uchida, Yasuo Matsuda, Takahisa Suzuki, Takuya Togawa