Patents by Inventor Noboru URATA

Noboru URATA 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: 10052726
    Abstract: There is provided a method for creating machining data for a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means, wherein the creation of the machining data makes use of: information on original shape corresponding to shape of the workpiece; information on roughly-machining shape to be removed from the workpiece by the electromagnetic-wave-machining means; and stereoscopic model of after-electromagnetic-wave-machining shape which is obtained by subtracting the roughly-machining shape from the original shape, wherein the machining data is created for electromagnetic-wave machining on the basis of information on a plurality of sliced portions obtained by partially slice-cutting from the stereoscopic model of the after-electromagnetic-wave-machi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20180178290
    Abstract: Three dimensional shaped object manufacturing method, which is capable of making a life time of a machining tool longer when machining of the surface of a solidified layer is performed using the machining tool. The method includes an alternate repetition of forming a powder-layer and a solidified-layer. The repetition includes: forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification of the powder; and forming another solidified layer by forming a new powder layer on the formed solidified layer, followed by irradiation of a predetermined portion of the newly formed powder layer with the light beam. A surface of the solidified layer is subjected to a machining process, and the machining process is performed on a basis of a condition of an ultrasonic vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru URATA, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO, Satoshi ABE
  • Patent number: 9612594
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining a machining means in a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means for measuring a shape of the workpiece upon use of the electromagnetic-wave machining means and the precision-machining means, wherein a choice is made between the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and the precision-machining means in the determination of the machining means, on the basis of: information on a stereoscopic model of the micro-machined product; information on a removal volume to be removed from a volume of the workpiece in the manufacturing of the micro-machined product; and data on a removal process time of the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and data on a removal process time of the precision-machining
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9339889
    Abstract: There is provided a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece, the precision-machining means being equipped with a replaceable cutting tool selected from the group consisting of a planar tool, a shaper tool, a fly-cutting tool, a diamond-turning tool and a micro-milling tool; a shape-measurement means for measuring a shape of the workpiece upon use of the electromagnetic-wave machining means and the precision-machining means; and a control means for controlling the electromagnetic-wave-machining means or the precision-machining means, based on information on the shape of the workpiece, the shape being measured by the shape-measuring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Urata, Kimitake Okugawa, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Takashi Shindo
  • Publication number: 20150025667
    Abstract: There is provided a method for creating machining data for a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means, wherein the creation of the machining data makes use of: information on original shape corresponding to shape of the workpiece; information on roughly-machining shape to be removed from the workpiece by the electromagnetic-wave-machining means; and stereoscopic model of after-electromagnetic-wave-machining shape which is obtained by subtracting the roughly-machining shape from the original shape, wherein the machining data is created for electromagnetic-wave machining on the basis of information on a plurality of sliced portions obtained by partially slice-cutting from the stereoscopic model of the after-electromagnetic-wave-machi
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140316552
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining a machining means in a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means for measuring a shape of the workpiece upon use of the electromagnetic-wave machining means and the precision-machining means, wherein a choice is made between the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and the precision-machining means in the determination of the machining means, on the basis of: information on a stereoscopic model of the micro-machined product; information on a removal volume to be removed from a volume of the workpiece in the manufacturing of the micro-machined product; and data on a removal process time of the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and data on a removal process time of the precision-machining
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140008340
    Abstract: There is provided a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece, the precision-machining means being equipped with a replaceable cutting tool selected from the group consisting of a planar tool, a shaper tool, a fly-cutting tool, a diamond-turning tool and a micro-milling tool; a shape-measurement means for measuring a shape of the workpiece upon use of the electromagnetic-wave machining means and the precision-machining means; and a control means for controlling the electromagnetic-wave-machining means or the precision-machining means, based on information on the shape of the workpiece, the shape being measured by the shape-measuring means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru URATA, Kimitake OKUGAWA, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO, Takashi SHINDO