Patents by Inventor Ryouji Eguchi

Ryouji Eguchi 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: 20220132715
    Abstract: There is provided a component mounter that conveys in a board having a product area in which a pattern electrode incorporated in an electrical product is disposed and an inspection area in which an inspection electrode for inspecting electrical characteristics is disposed, and conveys out the board after repeatedly executing an operation of picking up a component supplied by a component feeder and installing the component in the product area according to an installation sequence program, the device including: target event occurrence detector for detecting occurrence of an event that requires inspection of the electrical characteristics with respect to the component supplied by the component feeder; a determiner for determining whether or not the inspection area is vacant; and inspection-required component installer for installing the component picked up from the component feeder in the inspection area as an inspection-required component, in a case where the target event occurrence detector detects the occurre
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: HIDEKI SUMI, RYOUJI EGUCHI, HIROKI YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11259450
    Abstract: A method of determining disposition of a component supply unit including a component reel obtained by winding a component accommodating tape accommodating a component and a tape feeder that supplies the component accommodating tape drawn out from the component reel, for determining component supply unit disposition in which the component supply unit is disposed in a holding unit that holds the component supply unit, includes acquiring component supply unit information including information on the number of the component reel and constraint condition information including information related to a layout that is capable of being selected when the component supply unit is disposed in the holding unit, and determining the component supply unit disposition, based on the constraint condition information and the information on the number of the component reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Hiroki Kobayashi, Daisuke Mizokami, Takaaki Yokoi
  • Publication number: 20220022351
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a plurality of component mounters, a characteristic inspection device, and a management device. Each of the component mounters transmits inspection area component information including identification information of the corresponding component mounter, information of a conveyed-in board, and identification information of an inspection-required component installed in an inspection area, to the management device. The characteristic inspection device determines whether or not the inspection-required component installed in the inspection area is an error component, and transmits the information on the determined inspection-required component to the management device as error information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: HIDEKI SUMI, RYOUJI EGUCHI, HIROKI YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11147198
    Abstract: There is provided an inspection apparatus which inspects a board on which a mounting apparatus mounts a component, including a detecting unit (an inspection process unit and an inspection camera) that detects inspection information including a positional deviation amount of the component which is mounted on the board, a determining unit that determines whether the detected positional deviation amount falls within a predetermined first range, a transmission unit that transmits the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether to transmit the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus. In addition, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied, the determination unit suspends transmission of the positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Toshihiko Nagaya
  • Publication number: 20210251114
    Abstract: A component supply device including an accommodation body installation unit in which one or more accommodation bodies each accommodating components are installable, the component supply device sequentially operates the one or more accommodation bodies to supply each of the components to a predetermined component supply position. The component supply device comprises a supply state detector which detects a supply state of components in total accommodated in the one or more accommodation bodies installed on the accommodation body installation unit, a determination unit which determines, based on the supply state, a state of the accommodation body installation unit among (i) an installation disabled state, (ii) an installation enabled state, and (iii) an installation required state, and a notifier which notifies a worker of the state of the accommodation body installation unit determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: RYOUJI EGUCHI, TAKASHI TAMURA, KAZUNORI KANAI, MASAHIRO HAYASHIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210227736
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mounting substrate manufacturing system including: a component mounting system including: a component mounting device; a housing body stocker that stores a housing body; a component supply device that pulls out a carrier tape from the housing body stored in the housing body stocker and transports the carrier tape to the component mounting device; and a replacement device that includes an end effector for holding the housing body, and replaces the housing body stored in the housing body stocker, wherein the housing body stocker includes at least a pair of partition members that partition a storage space for storing the housing body, at least one of the partition members adjacent to each other includes an assist portion that assists a replacement operation of replacing the housing body, and the replacement device recognizes a position for a replacement operation by bringing the end effector or the housing body held thereby into contact with the assist portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki KOBAYASHI, Ryouji EGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11051438
    Abstract: A method of determining disposition of a component reel, for determining component reel disposition in which the component reel obtained by winding a component accommodating tape is disposed in a holding unit, includes: acquiring component reel information including information for identifying the component reel, holding unit information including information related to a layout that is capable of being selected when the component reel is disposed in the holding unit, disposition information of the component supply device supplying the component accommodating tape drawn out from the component reel disposed in the holding unit, and constraint condition information related to the component supply device and the component accommodating tape to be supplied to the component supply device; and determining the component reel disposition in which one component reel firstly used by the component supply device among a plurality of the component reels and a next component reel used next by the component supply device am
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Hiroki Kobayashi, Daisuke Mizokami, Takaaki Yokoi
  • Patent number: 11032961
    Abstract: A component supply device including an accommodation body installation unit in which one or more accommodation bodies each accommodating components are installable, the component supply device sequentially operates the one or more accommodation bodies to supply each of the components to a predetermined component supply position. The component supply device comprises a supply state detector which detects a supply state of components in total accommodated in the one or more accommodation bodies installed on the accommodation body installation unit, a determination unit which determines, based on the supply state, a state of the accommodation body installation unit among (i) an installation disabled state, (ii) an installation enabled state, and (iii) an installation required state, and a notifier which notifies a worker of the state of the accommodation body installation unit determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Takashi Tamura, Kazunori Kanai, Masahiro Hayashizaki
  • Patent number: 10960999
    Abstract: There is provided a component mounter including: a storage which stores information related to a tape feeder and information related to a carrier tape pitch-fed by the tape feeder; a detector which detects a state where the carrier tape becomes close to a component shortage; a determiner which determines whether to perform predetermined processing with respect to a termination portion of the carrier tape based on information related to the tape feeder and information related to the carrier tape which are stored in the storage, in a case where a state where the carrier tape is close to a component shortage is detected by the detector; and a notifier which notifies an operator of contents of the predetermined processing, in a case where the determiner determines that the predetermined processing is supposed to be performed with respect to the termination portion of the carrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Yasuo Oku, Kazunori Kanai, Hiroki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10869419
    Abstract: A component supply management system includes a threshold setting portion, a remaining-amount detection portion, a determination portion, and a notification portion. The threshold setting portion sets a threshold with respect to a remaining amount capable of being supplied by the carrier tape, for each of the tape feeders, depending on types of the tape feeders. The remaining-amount detection portion detects a remaining amount of components capable of being supplied by the carrier tape, for each of the tape feeders. The determination portion determines whether the remaining amount detected by the remaining-amount detection portion is lower than the threshold set in the threshold setting portion, for each of the tape feeders. The notification portion issues a warning for recommending replenishment of a carrier tape for the tape feeder in which the determination portion determines that the remaining amount is lower than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Daisuke Mizokami, Ryouji Eguchi
  • Patent number: 10798860
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes an automatic loading-type tape feeder (a component supply unit) being capable of supplying up to N (N is a natural number equal to or larger than 1) carrier tapes for storing a component, and automatically transporting an inserted carrier tape, and a component mounting apparatus which mounts the component supplied from the tape feeder on a substrate, in which a replenishing operation of carrier tape with respect to the tape feeder is detected, and a case where a carrier tape with which the tape feeder is to be replenished is an (N+1)-th is notified to an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuto Yasuhira, Ryouji Eguchi, Tatsuo Yamamura
  • Publication number: 20190394913
    Abstract: There is provided an inspection apparatus which inspects a board on which a mounting apparatus mounts a component, including a detecting unit (an inspection process unit and an inspection camera) that detects inspection information including a positional deviation amount of the component which is mounted on the board, a determining unit that determines whether the detected positional deviation amount falls within a predetermined first range, a transmission unit that transmits the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether to transmit the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus. In addition, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied, the determination unit suspends transmission of the positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: RYOUJI EGUCHI, TOSHIHIKO NAGAYA
  • Patent number: 10470347
    Abstract: A component supply device of the disclosure includes: a loader being capable of accommodating a plurality of stick cases in a stacked state, each of the plurality of stick cases being capable of accommodating a plurality of electronic components, each of the plurality of stick cases having an opening in an end portion in a longitudinal direction; a component transporting path transporting one or more electronic components supplied from the plurality of stick cases to a predetermined component supply position; and a component information storage being capable of storing component information of stick cases. A plurality of electronic components of same lot are accommodated in the plurality of stick cases, and the component information storage stores component information of a stick case read from one of the plurality of stick cases, as the component information of each of the plurality of stick cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Takashi Uchino, Takashi Tamura, Shuuichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10448549
    Abstract: A component supply device of the disclosure includes: a loader being capable of accommodating a plurality of stick cases in a stacked state, each of the plurality of stick cases being capable of accommodating a plurality of electronic components, each of the plurality of stick cases having an opening in an end portion in a longitudinal direction; a component transporter moving one or more electronic components supplied from the plurality of stick cases to a predetermined component supply position; and a stick case detector detecting presence or absence of one or more stick cases in the loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Shuuichi Kubota, Takashi Tamura, Seiichi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10448548
    Abstract: There is provided an inspection apparatus which inspects a board on which a mounting apparatus mounts a component, including a detecting unit (an inspection process unit and an inspection camera) that detects inspection information including a positional deviation amount of the component which is mounted on the board, a determining unit that determines whether the detected positional deviation amount falls within a predetermined first range, a transmission unit that transmits the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether to transmit the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus. In addition, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied, the determination unit suspends transmission of the positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Toshihiko Nagaya
  • Publication number: 20190307034
    Abstract: A method of determining disposition of a component reel, for determining component reel disposition in which the component reel obtained by winding a component accommodating tape is disposed in a holding unit, includes: acquiring component reel information including information for identifying the component reel, holding unit information including information related to a layout that is capable of being selected when the component reel is disposed in the holding unit, disposition information of the component supply device supplying the component accommodating tape drawn out from the component reel disposed in the holding unit, and constraint condition information related to the component supply device and the component accommodating tape to be supplied to the component supply device; and determining the component reel disposition in which one component reel firstly used by the component supply device among a plurality of the component reels and a next component reel used next by the component supply device am
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Hiroki Kobayashi, Daisuke Mizokami, Takaaki Yokoi
  • Publication number: 20190307032
    Abstract: A method of determining disposition of a component supply unit including a component reel obtained by winding a component accommodating tape accommodating a component and a tape feeder that supplies the component accommodating tape drawn out from the component reel, for determining component supply unit disposition in which the component supply unit is disposed in a holding unit that holds the component supply unit, includes acquiring component supply unit information including information on the number of the component reel and constraint condition information including information related to a layout that is capable of being selected when the component supply unit is disposed in the holding unit, and determining the component supply unit disposition, based on the constraint condition information and the information on the number of the component reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: RYOUJI EGUCHI, HIROKI KOBAYASHI, DAISUKE MIZOKAMI, TAKAAKI YOKOI
  • Patent number: 10420270
    Abstract: A component supply device of the disclosure includes: a loader being capable of accommodating a plurality of stick cases in a stacked state; a component transporting path transporting one or more electronic components supplied from the plurality of stick cases to a predetermined component supply position; a component detector being disposed on the component transporting path, the component detector detecting one or more electronic components on the component transporting path; a component number measurer measuring a first number of electronic components based on the detection result of the component detector; and a determiner determining a change of stick case which supplies one or more electronic components to the component supply position based on the first number of electronic components measured by the component number measurer and a second number of electronic components unloaded from the component supply position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Tatsuo Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10420268
    Abstract: A component supply system of the present disclosure includes a component supply unit automatically transfers a first carrier tape which stores components and is covered with a cover tape, exposes the components from the first carrier tape using a component exposing unit, and supplies the components which are exposed from the first carrier tape, a joining determination unit which determines whether or not a joining which joins a second carrier tape positioned behind the first carrier tape to the first carrier tape is present, and a controller which controls transferring of the first carrier tape by the component supply unit. The controller restricts the transferring of the first carrier tape in a case in which the joining determination unit determines that the joining is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Kazunori Kanai
  • Patent number: 10405469
    Abstract: A tape feeder (a component supplying device) which transports a carrier tape covered with a cover tape and storing components to a component pick-up position, peels off the cover tape before the component pick-up position, and supplies the stored components to a component mounter, the tape feeder including photo-switch (a detector) which detects presence or absence of tension acting on the cover tape, the cover tape is peeled off from the carrier tape, a feeder storage unit (a storage unit) which stores the presence or absence of tension which is detected by the photo-switch, and an operation determination unit (a determination unit) which determines a processing operation performed when power which is supplied to the tape feeder is reintroduced based on the presence or absence of tension which is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Tatsuo Yamamura, Daisuke Mizokami, Masahiro Hayashizaki