Patents by Inventor Shuzo Yagi

Shuzo Yagi 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: 10383269
    Abstract: In an electronic component mounting system 1 configured by coupling electronic component mounting devices M1 to M4A each having a first substrate transport mechanism 12A and a second substrate transport mechanism 12B together, the electronic component mounting device M4A includes a first tray feeder 20A that stores an electronic component extracted by a first mounting head 15A of a component mounting mechanism as a first work operation mechanism, and a second tray feeder 20B that stores an electronic component extracted by a second mounting head 15B of a component mounting mechanism as a second work operation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Takashi Tamura, Hiroki Yamamoto, Toru Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20170354070
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounter that mounts a component in a board, a tape feeder (component feeder) that is placed in the component mounter and supplies the component, and a mobile component supply device that holds a tape cassette (container) storing a component, automatically moves, and supplies the component in the tape cassette (container) to the tape feeder (component feeder).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Chikara Takata, Yasuo Takanami, Shuzo Yagi, Tetsushi Oohori, Yoshiaki Awata
  • Publication number: 20170265342
    Abstract: In an electronic component mounting system 1 configured by coupling electronic component mounting devices M1 to M4A each having a first substrate transport mechanism 12A and a second substrate transport mechanism 12B together, the electronic component mounting device M4A includes a first tray feeder 20A that stores an electronic component extracted by a first mounting head 15A of a component mounting mechanism as a first work operation mechanism, and a second tray feeder 20B that stores an electronic component extracted by a second mounting head 15B of a component mounting mechanism as a second work operation mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Takashi Tamura, Hiroki Yamamoto, Toru Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 9706695
    Abstract: In an electronic component mounting system 1 configured by coupling electronic component mounting devices M1 to M4A each having a first substrate transport mechanism 12A and a second substrate transport mechanism 12B together, the electronic component mounting device M4A includes a first tray feeder 20A that stores an electronic component extracted by a first mounting head 15A of a component mounting mechanism as a first work operation mechanism, and a second tray feeder 20B that stores an electronic component extracted by a second mounting head 15B of a component mounting mechanism as a second work operation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Takashi Tamura, Hiroki Yamamoto, Toru Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 8950064
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independence mounting mode or an alternation mounting mode, when device type changing operation is performed with change of the type of boards which are the mounted objects, if a tape feeder float detecting sensor (17) that is provided in proximity of an opening (19) through which a part of the body or the foreign object enters in the component supplying part is, detects a part of the body such as a finger (26) of the operator or the foreign object, operation of the component mounting mechanism which belong to the mounting lane opposite to the mounting lane to which the component supplying part, in which the optical sensor is provided, belongs is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8881383
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which includes a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and for which an independence mounting mode and an alternation mounting mode are selectable, a first limited movable area (R1A) and a first limited movable area (R1B) in which the movements in the horizontal direction of a first mounting head (13A) and a second mounting head (13B) of the mounting lanes are permitted in the independence mounting mode, are set as areas different from second limited movable areas in the alternation mounting mode, to prevent the mounting head of the mounting lane which is continuously operating from entering into the area of the mounting lanes for which the device type changing operation is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8881384
    Abstract: When performing the device type changing operation with the change of the board type to undergo mounting, the component mounting device, which has a first mounting lane and a second mounting lane and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independent mounting mode or an alternate mounting mode, moves a mounting head of the mounting lane to and thereafter positions and fixes to a previously-set predetermined withdraw position [P] where entry of a portion of a body of an operator by way of an opening (19) formed in a protective cover (18a) can be prevented and where safety of the operator is not impaired even if a mounting head of a mounting lane on the other side has undergone collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8789265
    Abstract: In an electronic component mounting system including a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses coupled in series, the system mounting an electronic component on a substrate to manufacture a mounted substrate, a substrate carried into a mounting conveyor is temporarily placed in a standby state in a substrate standby area formed by a first transfer conveyor (carry-in conveyor) of one electronic component mounting apparatus and a second transfer conveyor (carry-out conveyor) of another electronic component mounting apparatus positioned upstream of the one electronic component mounting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Masao Nakane, Noboru Furuta
  • Patent number: 8782875
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a component mounting apparatus which includes a plurality of substrate conveying lanes and which efficiently controls the order of carrying in of substrates, thereby capable of improving productivity, and also is to provide a substrate conveyance method in the component mounting apparatus. In a configuration which includes: component supplying units (20A, 20B) positioned lateral to conveyor lines including conveyors (10A, 10B, 10C, 10D) arranged in parallel; and a substrate distributing unit (M3B) configured to distribute substrates (13) delivered from an upstream apparatus, in the case where a substrate request signal (R) is output for a plurality of conveyors, a new substrate (13) is carried in from the substrate distributing unit (M3B) into conveyors (10A, 10D) which are closest to the component supplying units (20A, 20B) among the conveyors (10A, 10B, 10C, 10D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi
  • Patent number: 8510937
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a component mounting apparatus which includes a plurality of substrate conveying lanes and which efficiently controls the order of carrying in of substrates, thereby capable of improving productivity, and also is to provide a substrate conveyance method in the component mounting apparatus. In a configuration which includes: component supplying units (20A, 20B) positioned lateral to conveyor lines including conveyors (10A, 10B, 10C, 10D) arranged in parallel; and a substrate distributing unit (M3B) configured to distribute substrates (13) delivered from an upstream apparatus, in the case where a substrate request signal (R) is output from conveyors (10B, 10C) which are farther from the component supplying units (20A, 20B), when the substrate request signal R is output for a conveyor (10D) which is closer to the component supplying unit (20b) prior to start of a transferring work of the new substrate (13), the new substrate (13) is carried into the conveyor (10D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi
  • Patent number: 8464421
    Abstract: A substrate conveyor track is provided with first to fourth conveyors. Two conveyors situated on both sides of the substrate conveyor track, and the other two conveyors situated at the center of the same. There is enabled selection of any one from a small substrate mounting mode for giving a single substrate conveyance width to the four conveyors and mounting electronic components on four small substrates having the single width; a large substrate mounting mode for actuating all movable conveyors to the center of the substrate conveyor track and mounting electronic components on two large substrates by the two conveyors; and a large-small-substrates mounting mode for bringing the two conveyors on one side of the substrate conveyor track, among the four conveyors, into the small substrate mounting mode and bringing one of the conveyors on the other side of the track into the large substrate mounting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase, Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Naoto Kohketsu, Nobuhiro Nakai
  • Publication number: 20130047427
    Abstract: In an electronic component mounting system 1 configured by coupling electronic component mounting devices M1 to M4A each having a first substrate transport mechanism 12A and a second substrate transport mechanism 12B together, the electronic component mounting device M4A includes a first tray feeder 20A that stores an electronic component extracted by a first mounting head 15A of a component mounting mechanism as a first work operation mechanism, and a second tray feeder 20B that stores an electronic component extracted by a second mounting head 15B of a component mounting mechanism as a second work operation mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Takashi Tamura, Hiroki Yamamoto, Toru Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20130000114
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independence mounting mode or an alternation mounting mode, when device type changing operation is performed with change of the type of boards which are the mounted objects, if a tape feeder float detecting sensor (17) that is provided in proximity of an opening (19) through which a part of the body or the foreign object enters in the component supplying part is, detects a part of the body such as a finger (26) of the operator or the foreign object, operation of the component mounting mechanism which belong to the mounting lane opposite to the mounting lane to which the component supplying part, in which the optical sensor is provided, belongs is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Publication number: 20120324725
    Abstract: When performing the device type changing operation with the change of the board type to undergo mounting, the component mounting device, which has a first mounting lane and a second mounting lane and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independent mounting mode or an alternate mounting mode, moves a mounting head of the mounting lane to and thereafter positions and fixes to a previously-set predetermined withdraw position [P] where entry of a portion of a body of an operator by way of an opening (19) formed in a protective cover (18a) can be prevented and where safety of the operator is not impaired even if a mounting head of a mounting lane on the other side has undergone collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Publication number: 20120317803
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which includes a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and for which an independence mounting mode and an alternation mounting mode are selectable, a first limited movable area (R1A) and a first limited movable area (R1 B) in which the movements in the horizontal direction of a first mounting head (13A) and a second mounting head (13B) of the mounting lanes are permitted in the independence mounting mode, are set as areas different from second limited movable areas in the alternation mounting mode, to prevent the mounting head of the mounting lane which is continuously operating from entering into the area of the mounting lanes for which the device type changing operation is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Publication number: 20120285012
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a component mounting apparatus which includes a plurality of substrate conveying lanes and which efficiently controls the order of carrying in of substrates, thereby capable of improving productivity, and also is to provide a substrate conveyance method in the component mounting apparatus. In a configuration which includes: component supplying units (20A, 20B) positioned lateral to conveyor lines including conveyors (10A, 10B, 10C, 10D) arranged in parallel; and a substrate distributing unit (M3B) configured to distribute substrates (13) delivered from an upstream apparatus, in the case where a substrate request signal (R) is output from conveyors (10B, 10C) which are farther from the component supplying units (20A, 20B), when the substrate request signal R is output for a conveyor (10D) which is closer to the component supplying unit (20b) prior to start of a transferring work of the new substrate (13), the new substrate (13) is carried into the conveyor (10D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi
  • Publication number: 20120272511
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a component mounting apparatus which includes a plurality of substrate conveying lanes and which efficiently controls the order of carrying in of substrates, thereby capable of improving productivity, and also is to provide a substrate conveyance method in the component mounting apparatus. In a configuration which includes: component supplying units (20A, 20B) positioned lateral to conveyor lines including conveyors (10A, 10B, 10C, 10D) arranged in parallel; and a substrate distributing unit (M3B) configured to distribute substrates (13) delivered from an upstream apparatus, in the case where a substrate request signal (R) is output for a plurality of conveyors, a new substrate (13) is carried in from the substrate distributing unit (M3B) into conveyors (10A, 10D) which are closest to the component supplying units (20A, 20B) among the conveyors (10A, 10B, 10C, 10D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi
  • Publication number: 20120151761
    Abstract: A substrate conveyor track is provided with first to fourth conveyors. Two conveyors situated on both sides of the substrate conveyor track, and the other two conveyors situated at the center of the same. There is enabled selection of any one from a small substrate mounting mode for giving a single substrate conveyance width to the four conveyors and mounting electronic components on four small substrates having the single width; a large substrate mounting mode for actuating all movable conveyors to the center of the substrate conveyor track and mounting electronic components on two large substrates by the two conveyors; and a large-small-substrates mounting mode for bringing the two conveyors on one side of the substrate conveyor track, among the four conveyors, into the small substrate mounting mode and bringing one of the conveyors on the other side of the track into the large substrate mounting mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase, Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Naoto Kohketsu, Nobuhiro Nakai
  • Patent number: 8125651
    Abstract: An object is to provide a substrate conveyance apparatus and a substrate detection device capable of improving flexibility in arrangement layout. The substrate detection device includes a projector 41 for projecting inspection light 40 so as to pass through a predetermined position on a path of a substrate 4 conveyed by conveyance belts 26, a light receiver 42 for receiving the inspection light 40 projected by the projector 41, and a detector (a control device 15) for detecting that the substrate 4 reaches the predetermined position based on a decrease in the amount of received light of the inspection light 40 received by the light receiver 42 when the substrate 4 conveyed by the conveyance belts 26 reaches the predetermined position and a portion of the inspection light 40 is blocked by the substrate 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Masao Nakane, Yoshinori Isobata
  • Publication number: 20100309484
    Abstract: An object is to provide a substrate conveyance apparatus and a substrate detection device capable of improving flexibility in arrangement layout. The substrate detection device includes a projector 41 for projecting inspection light 40 so as to pass through a predetermined position on a path of a substrate 4 conveyed by conveyance belts 26, a light receiver 42 for receiving the inspection light 40 projected by the projector 41, and a detector (a control device 15) for detecting that the substrate 4 reaches the predetermined position based on a decrease in the amount of received light of the inspection light 40 received by the light receiver 42 when the substrate 4 conveyed by the conveyance belts 26 reaches the predetermined position and a portion of the inspection light 40 is blocked by the substrate 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Masao Nakane, Yoshinori Isobata