Patents by Inventor Takaaki Sakaue

Takaaki Sakaue 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: 10850498
    Abstract: There is provided a screen printing apparatus including: a mask plate on which a plurality of pattern holes are formed; a carrier supporter which supports a carrier which has a plurality of first openings and in which a plurality of workpieces are disposed on the plurality of first openings; a backup unit which has a plurality of workpiece supporters; a raising and lowering unit which lifts up the plurality of workpieces from the carrier and returns the plurality of lifted-up workpieces to the carrier; an aligner which aligns the plurality of workpieces in accordance with arrangement of the plurality of pattern holes; an overlapper which relatively moves the backup unit and the mask plate; and a print head which prints a paste on the plurality of workpieces on the plurality of workpiece supporters through the plurality of pattern holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mantani, Yoshinori Isobata, Takaaki Sakaue, Yuusuke Morita, Shuichi Tomeoku
  • Patent number: 10688779
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes an inspection region setter and an operation stop controller. The inspection region setter sets an inspection region in an inspection plane that intersects with a moving path of a mask until the mask positioned at a printing-job performing position moves to a mask shelter position by the moving mechanism. In addition, the inspection region setter excludes a passing region of the mask from the inspection region while the mask to be positioned at the mask shelter position passes over the inspection plane from the printing-job performing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamamoto, Minoru Murakami, Shuichi Tomeoku, Takaaki Sakaue, Takashi Katsuki
  • Patent number: 10462945
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an assembly board includes an undersupporting device, a transporter configured to transport a board and the undersupporting device, an undersupporting-device installer provided below the transporter, the undersupporting-device installer being attachable to and detachable from the undersupporting device, a board processor configured to perform a predetermined processing to an upper surface of the board, a carry-in side delivering unit having first and second receiving positions different from each other, a board supplier configured to supply the board to the first receiving position, and an undersupporting-device supplier configured to supply the undersupporting device to the second receiving position. The transporter transports, to the carry-in side delivering unit, the undersupporting device detached from the undersupporting-device installer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mantani, Takaaki Sakaue
  • Patent number: 10449641
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an assembly board includes an undersupporting device, a carrier configured to hold the undersupporting device, a transporter, an undersupporting-device installer attachable to and detachable from the undersupporting device, a board processor, and a magnet provided on a lower surface of the undersupporting device. The transporter transports the undersupporting device to a working position by transporting the carrier to the working position while the carrier holds the undersupporting device on the lower surface of the carrier. The transported undersupporting device is fixed to the undersupporting-device installer by a magnetic force of the magnet at the working position. The transporter transports the board to the working position. The undersupporting device supports the lower surface of the board when the board is transported to the working position. The board processor performs a predetermined processing to an upper surface of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mantani, Takaaki Sakaue
  • Patent number: 10440866
    Abstract: System for manufacturing an assembly board includes an undersupporting device, a transporter, an undersupporting-device installer attachable to and detachable from the undersupporting device, a board processor, a carry-in side delivering unit having different first and second receiving positions, a board supplier configured to supply the board to the first receiving position, and an undersupporting-device supplier configured to supply the undersupporting device to the second receiving position. The carry-in side delivering unit delivers the undersupporting device to the transporter, which transports the undersupporting device to a working position. The undersupporting-device is fixed to the undersupporting-device installer. The carry-in side delivering unit delivers the board to the transporter, which transports the board to the working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mantani, Takaaki Sakaue
  • Publication number: 20190118525
    Abstract: There is provided a screen printing apparatus including: a mask plate on which a plurality of pattern holes are formed; a carrier supporter which supports a carrier which has a plurality of first openings and in which a plurality of workpieces are disposed on the plurality of first openings; a backup unit which has a plurality of workpiece supporters; a raising and lowering unit which lifts up the plurality of workpieces from the carrier and returns the plurality of lifted-up workpieces to the carrier; an aligner which aligns the plurality of workpieces in accordance with arrangement of the plurality of pattern holes; an overlapper which relatively moves the backup unit and the mask plate; and a print head which prints a paste on the plurality of workpieces on the plurality of workpiece supporters through the plurality of pattern holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: MASAYUKI MANTANI, YOSHINORI ISOBATA, TAKAAKI SAKAUE, YUUSUKE MORITA, SHUICHI TOMEOKU
  • Patent number: 10086600
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus moves a mask, inserted through an insertion opening, to a printing position at which paste is printed onto a substrate via a mask moving mechanism, and includes: a first detecting unit that detects one of a front frame component and a back frame component of the mask at a first detection position on a path along which the mask inserted through the insertion opening is moved to the printing position; a second detecting unit that detects one of the front frame component and the back frame component at a second detection position closer to the printing position than the first detecting position is; and a print suspension controller that suspends printing when the second detecting unit detects one of the front frame component and the back frame component while the first detecting unit is detecting one of the front frame component and the back frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mantani, Takaaki Sakaue
  • Publication number: 20180229495
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes an inspection region setter and an operation stop controller. The inspection region setter sets an inspection region in an inspection plane that intersects with a moving path of a mask until the mask positioned at a printing-job performing position moves to a mask shelter position by the moving mechanism. In addition, the inspection region setter excludes a passing region of the mask from the inspection region while the mask to be positioned at the mask shelter position passes over the inspection plane from the printing-job performing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: TAKAHIRO YAMAMOTO, MINORU MURAKAMI, SHUICHI TOMEOKU, TAKAAKI SAKAUE, TAKASHI KATSUKI
  • Publication number: 20180065357
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus moves a mask, inserted through an insertion opening, to a printing position at which paste is printed onto a substrate via a mask moving mechanism, and includes: a first detecting unit that detects one of a front frame component and a back frame component of the mask at a first detection position on a path along which the mask inserted through the insertion opening is moved to the printing position; a second detecting unit that detects one of the front frame component and the back frame component at a second detection position closer to the printing position than the first detecting position is; and a print suspension controller that suspends printing when the second detecting unit detects one of the front frame component and the back frame component while the first detecting unit is detecting one of the front frame component and the back frame component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: MASAYUKI MANTANI, TAKAAKI SAKAUE
  • Publication number: 20170245405
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an assembly board includes an undersupporting device, a transporter configured to transport a board and the undersupporting device, an undersupporting-device installer provided below the transporter, the undersupporting-device installer being attachable to and detachable from the undersupporting device, a board processor configured to perform a predetermined processing to an upper surface of the board, a carry-in side delivering unit having first and second receiving positions different from each other, a board supplier configured to supply the board to the first receiving position, and an undersupporting-device supplier configured to supply the undersupporting device to the second receiving position. The transporter transports, to the carry-in side delivering unit, the undersupporting device detached from the undersupporting-device installer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Masayuki MANTANI, Takaaki SAKAUE
  • Publication number: 20170239764
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an assembly board includes an undersupporting device, a carrier configured to hold the undersupporting device, a transporter, an undersupporting-device installer attachable to and detachable from the undersupporting device, a board processor, and a magnet provided on a lower surface of the undersupporting device. The transporter transports the undersupporting device to a working position by transporting the carrier to the working position while the carrier holds the undersupporting device on the lower surface of the carrier. The transported undersupporting device is fixed to the undersupporting-device installer by a magnetic force of the magnet at the working position. The transporter transports the board to the working position. The undersupporting device supports the lower surface of the board when the board is transported to the working position. The board processor performs a predetermined processing to an upper surface of the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Masayuki MANTANI, Takaaki SAKAUE
  • Publication number: 20170245406
    Abstract: System for manufacturing an assembly board includes an undersupporting device, a transporter, an undersupporting-device installer attachable to and detachable from the undersupporting device, a board processor, a carry-in side delivering unit having different first and second receiving positions, a board supplier configured to supply the board to the first receiving position, and an undersupporting-device supplier configured to supply the undersupporting device to the second receiving position. The carry-in side delivering unit delivers, to the transporter, the undersupporting device supplied to the second receiving position. The transporter transports, to a working position, the undersupporting device delivered from the carry-in side delivering unit. The undersupporting-device installer fixes, to the undersupporting-device installer, the undersupporting device transported to the working position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Masayuki MANTANI, Takaaki SAKAUE
  • Patent number: 9393776
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes: a barrier member which butts against a screen mask and a squeegee to prevent paste on the screen mask from escaping to an outside of a printing width of the board; and an urging mechanism which urges the barrier member toward the screen mask. The urging mechanism includes: a first magnetic member held by the squeegee head such that a first pole surface having a first magnetic pole is directed toward the barrier member; and a second magnetic member held by the barrier member such that a second pole surface having a second magnetic pole opposite to the first magnetic pole is directed toward the first magnetic member, whereby the urging mechanism urges the barrier member by an attracting magnetic force acting between the first pole surface and the second pole surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Sueyasu, Masahiro Morimoto, Takaaki Sakaue, Koji Okawa
  • Publication number: 20150336377
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes: a barrier member which butts against a screen mask and a squeegee to prevent paste on the screen mask from escaping to an outside of a printing width of the board; and an urging mechanism which urges the barrier member toward the screen mask. The urging mechanism includes: a first magnetic member held by the squeegee head such that a first pole surface having a first magnetic pole is directed toward the barrier member; and a second magnetic member held by the barrier member such that a second pole surface having a second magnetic pole opposite to the first magnetic pole is directed toward the first magnetic member, whereby the urging mechanism urges the barrier member by an attracting magnetic force acting between the first pole surface and the second pole surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yusuke SUEYASU, Masahiro MORIMOTO, Takaaki SAKAUE, Koji OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20100307358
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a screen printing mask includes a paper member for rubbing a lower surface of a mask and a backup member for pressing the paper member against the lower surface of the mask via elastic members attached to an upper end portion thereof. As the backup member with the paper member pressed against the lower surface of the mask via the elastic members is relatively moved with respect to the mask, the paper member is served for rubbing the lower surface of the mask to thereby effect the wiping off of paste adhering to the lower surface of the mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Sakaue, Seiko Abe, Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7281472
    Abstract: In a screen printing apparatus for contacting a lower surface of a mask plate with a substrate and moving a squeezee in a sliding motion on an upper surface of the mask plate thereby printing a paste onto the substrate, mask bend preventing members are mounted on conveying rails at front and rear parts of clamp members clamping the substrate in a Y-direction, and, at a mask separating operation after printing, the substrate is lowered while the lower surface of the mask plate is supported by the clamp members and the mask bend preventing members. Thus the mask separation can be achieved in a state where the mask plate is supported from below on four sides of the substrate and is thus prevented from a downward bending, and a satisfactory mask separating property can be ensured over the entire substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sakaue, Yuji Otake, Masafumi Nishida, Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7225732
    Abstract: In a screen printer for printing paste to the substrate through a pattern hole by abutting a mask plate on the substrate, the end face of a side end portion of the substrate is nipped and held from its both sides by a clamper. A warp correcting portion mounting a warp-correcting member constructed by a plate-shaped resilient metal is arranged in the clamper. When the substrate held to a substrate holding portion of a Z-axis table is clamped, a free end portion of the warp correcting member is abutted on the upper face side of the side end portion of the substrate, and the warp deformation of the substrate is corrected by pressing the free end portion downward. Thus, the warp deformation of the substrate is corrected by a simple and cheap mechanism, and the clamp state can be reliably held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sakaue, Seikou Abe, Yuji Otake
  • Publication number: 20050252395
    Abstract: In a screen printing apparatus for contacting a lower surface of a mask plate with a substrate and moving a squeezee in a sliding motion on an upper surface of the mask plate thereby printing a paste onto the substrate, mask bend preventing members are mounted on conveying rails at front and rear parts of clamp members clamping the substrate in a Y-direction, and, at a mask separating operation after printing, the substrate is lowered while the lower surface of the mask plate is supported by the clamp members and the mask bend preventing members. Thus the mask separation can be achieved in a state where the mask plate is supported from below on four sides of the substrate and is thus prevented from a downward bending, and a satisfactory mask separating property can be ensured over the entire substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sakaue, Yuji Otake, Masafumi Nishida, Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20050183592
    Abstract: In screen printing for printing cream-like solder on a board 7 through through-holes of a mask plate 12, removal of the board 7 from a lower surface of the mask plate 12 is performed in such a manner that the board 7 is moved down at a first descending velocity V1 as a lower velocity during an initial stroke S1 of from a state where the removal of the board 7 starts to a state where the board 7 is removed from the mask plate 12 so that the distance between the upper surface of the board 7 and the lower surface of the mask plate 12 reaches a predetermined value set to be in a range of from a half to twice as large as the thickness of the mask plate 12, and that the board 7 is moved down at a second descending velocity V2 as a higher velocity after the initial stroke S1. Accordingly, even in the case where solder apt to vary according to the passage of time is used, good removability and stable print quality can be secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Otake, Takaaki Sakaue, Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20050155501
    Abstract: In the screen printer for printing paste to the substrate through a pattern hole by abutting a mask plate on the substrate, the end face of a side end portion of the substrate 6 is nipped and held from its both sides by a clamper 7. A warp correcting portion 17 mounting a warp-correcting member 20 constructed by a plate-shaped resilient metal is arranged in the clamper 7. When the substrate 6 held to a substrate holding portion of a Z-axis table 4 is clamped, a free end portion 20b of the warp correcting member 20 is abutted on the upper face side of the side end portion 6a of the substrate 6, and the warp deformation of the substrate 6 is corrected by pressing the free end portion 20b downward. Thus, the warp deformation of the-substrate is corrected by a simple and cheap mechanism, and the clamp state can be reliably held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sakaue, Seikou Abe, Yuji Otake