Patents by Inventor Nobu NAKAYAMA

Nobu NAKAYAMA 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: 10788812
    Abstract: In the present invention: a plurality of meshes are defined on an object surface; the luminance of the object surface when the object surface is viewed from a viewpoint position is calculated for each of the plurality of meshes on the basis of data concerning a processed shape, a surface roughness curve, the viewpoint position, the direction, angle distribution, and intensity of incident light onto the object surface, and a reflectance and scattering characteristics for each wavelength on the object surface; the shape of the object surface is displayed on the basis of the luminances; and data concerning at least the object shape or the surface roughness curve is corrected so as to obtain a desired appearance of the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta Sato, Takumi Nakanishi, Mitsunari Oda, Nobu Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10775166
    Abstract: A shape evaluation method includes a shape error calculation step that calculates a shape error, which is an error between a designed shape and a shape to be evaluated, and a visible error detection step that detects visible shape errors on the basis of the shape error and predetermined visual characteristic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta Sato, Yuki Sato, Mitsunari Oda, Nobu Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200192333
    Abstract: A parameter indicating a surface property of an object surface is plotted on the horizontal axis, a normal direction change rate of the shape of the object surface is plotted on the vertical axis, the minimum normal direction change rate visible to a person is associated with the parameter indicating the surface property of the object surface to create a visible area map, the relationship between the parameter indicating the surface property of a machining surface of a workpiece, and the maximum value of the normal direction change rate of the shape of the machining surface of the workpiece is displayed on the visible area map, and the object surface is evaluated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ryuta SATO, Takumi NAKANISHI, Mitsunari ODA, Nobu NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190361424
    Abstract: In this motion evaluation method, which uses a circular motion test to evaluate motion characteristics of a numerically controlled machine tool, a normal direction change rate of a trajectory is calculated from a circular motion trajectory, the normal direction change rate of the trajectory is displayed in polar coordinates, and the motion characteristics of the numerically controlled machine tool are evaluated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta SATO, Takumi NAKANISHI, Mitsunari ODA, Nobu NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190064771
    Abstract: In the present invention: a plurality of meshes are defined on an object surface; the luminance of the object surface when the object surface is viewed from a viewpoint position is calculated for each of the plurality of meshes on the basis of data concerning a processed shape, a surface roughness curve, the viewpoint position, the direction, angle distribution, and intensity of incident light onto the object surface, and a reflectance and scattering characteristics for each wavelength on the object surface; the shape of the object surface is displayed on the basis of the luminances; and data concerning at least the object shape or the surface roughness curve is corrected so as to obtain a desired appearance of the object surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta SATO, Takumi NAKANISHI, Mitsunari ODA, Nobu NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170370714
    Abstract: A shape evaluation method according to the present invention comprises: a shape error calculation step that calculates a shape error, which is an error between a designed shape and a shape to be evaluated; and a visible error detection step that detects visible shape errors on the basis of the shape error and predetermined visual characteristic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta SATO, Yuki SATO, Mitsunari ODA, Nobu NAKAYAMA