Patents by Inventor Noboru Tsuruta

Noboru Tsuruta 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: 4623777
    Abstract: A laser-welding apparatus including a pair of clamps at least one of which is movable reciprocally along the steel strip-feed line direction and which are adapted to clamp the edge portions of preceding and trailing steel strips, a shear which is advanceable and retractable between the pair of the clamps in a perpendicular direction to the line and cuts the edge portions of the preceding and trailing steel strips, a device for butting the cut faces of the preceding and trailing steel strips while being clamped by means of the clamps, a device for continuously feeding a filler wire at a weld zone at which the laser beam is condensed, and a laser torch adapted to condense a laser beam from a laser oscillator on an off-line at a weld zone and movable in the width direction of steel strips to be welded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Aihara, Noboru Tsuruta, Yoshito Kawai, Hiroaki Sasaki