Patents by Inventor TAKEMASA YAMASAKI

TAKEMASA YAMASAKI 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: 20210178502
    Abstract: A method for producing a built-up object by melting and solidifying a filler metal to form weld beads on a base surface along a track for a torch and form the built-up object formed by the weld beads is provided. The built-up object includes a bead formation portion where a gravitational influence is maximum. The method includes: forming a supporting bead having a higher viscosity during weld-bead formation than other weld beads in the bead formation portion; and forming the other weld beads overlying the supporting bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10994359
    Abstract: Provided is a setting assistance device capable of informing that which welding condition should be corrected with a value as the limit in order to achieve the target quality. In a setting assistance device (40) of a welding condition which is a condition in welding, an input receiving unit (42) accepts designation of the target quality in welding, and a welding condition information output unit (44) outputs an item of a welding condition to be corrected to achieve the target quality, and limit information indicating a limit of a value which can be taken by the item of the welding condition to achieve the target quality, in accordance with the acceptance of the designation of the target quality by the input receiving unit (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takemasa Yamasaki, Masatoshi Hida, Toshihiko Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10994370
    Abstract: In a track determination device, a CAD data acquisition unit acquires shape data that represents a shape of a three-dimensional formed object. A deposition direction setting unit generates control information for controlling a lamination device that laminates the molten metal in order to form a formed object, based on the shape data acquired by the CAD data acquisition unit. The control information is information indicating at least a specific deposition direction of the molten metal such that an error between a first deposition position set in advance and a second deposition position in accordance with an actual laminated state is reduced. A control program output unit outputs the control information generated by the deposition direction setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takemasa Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20210114112
    Abstract: A method for depositing an additively-manufactured object using three-dimensional shape data indicating a shape of the additively-manufactured object, includes: dividing the shape of the additively-manufactured object of the three-dimensional shape data, into a plurality of polygon faces; extracting a column of plural polygon faces and sequentially providing index numbers from a start polygon face; detecting a terminal polygon face based on directions of a pair of adjacent polygon faces; providing a bead formation ON flag to polygon faces other than the terminal polygon face, and a bead formation OFF flag to the terminal polygon face; producing a bead map in which the index numbers and the flags provided to the polygon faces are associated with one another; referring to the bead map to obtain a bead continuous formation pass; and continuously forming the bead along the bead continuous formation pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210080931
    Abstract: Using three-dimensional shape data, the shape of a blade, which is an additive manufacturing product, is divided into multiple layers according to the height of a bead. Each layer of the additive manufacturing product that has been divided into multiple layers is divided by fitting regions of a set shape. By determining connecting lines for connecting the divided regions to each other and computing the extension directions of protrusions, planned lines for bead formation along said extension directions are determined. The additive manufacturing product is shaped by forming beads along planned bead formation lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200391316
    Abstract: A method for producing a built-up object, includes: producing maps beforehand, the maps indicating bead heights BH and bead widths BW corresponding to a base-surface inclination angle ? and a track inclination angle ?, in which the base-surface inclination angle is an angle between a base surface on which the weld beads are to be formed and a vertical direction, and the track inclination angle is an angle between a track direction of the torch and a vertical direction on the base surface; selecting a bead height BH0 and a bead width BW0 from the maps correspondingly to the base-surface inclination angle ? and the track inclination angle ? in forming a weld bead on the base surface; and forming the weld bead based on the selected bead height BH0 and bead width BW0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Tatsuya FUJII
  • Publication number: 20200376601
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a built-up object, in which the built-up object includes a plurality of blades provided around a shaft body at circumferential intervals, and concave portions provided between adjacent ones of the blades, each of the concave portions having a curved shape in a section perpendicular to an axial direction, the method includes: a building step of depositing weld beads obtained by melting and solidifying a filler material on a circumferential surface of a base material having a circular shape in a sectional view and having a larger diameter than a bottom portion circle passing through bottom portions of the concave portions, thereby forming built-up portions to serve as the blades; and a cutting step of cutting parts of surfaces of the built-up portions and the circumferential surface of the base material, thereby forming the blades and the concave portions between the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Takemasa YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10831181
    Abstract: In a trajectory determination device (40); a CAD data acquisition unit (41) acquires shape data representing the shape of a three-dimensional structure; a trajectory data generating unit (43) and layering conditions adjusting unit (44) generate, on the basis of the shape data acquired by the CAD data acquisition unit (41), control information which is information for controlling a layering device for layering molten metal for forming the structure and which indicates the trajectory for the layering device and/or layering conditions when the layering device layers molten metal such that the upper surface of one layer of a plurality of layers of molten metal layered is flat; and a control program output unit (45) outputs the control information generated by the trajectory data generating unit (43) and the layering conditions adjusting unit (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takemasa Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10807182
    Abstract: A welding and processing condition setting system includes an input device, a display device, a control device, and a database. The input device receives a retrieving operation of at least processing condition information input by an operator. The control device is configured to extract a processing condition parameter of the processing condition information from at least one of master condition data and user condition data according to the retrieving operation, extract a welding condition parameter of welding condition information corresponding to the extracted processing condition parameter from at least one of the master condition data and the user condition data, and calculate an evaluation item which is a result obtained by evaluating at least one of a welding amount and a working efficiency in the extracted welding condition parameters. The display device displays at least one parameter of the welding condition parameters, and the evaluation item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunseung Kim, Kenji Sadahiro, Toshiyuki Izumi, Masatoshi Hida, Toshihiko Nishimura, Takemasa Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20200324356
    Abstract: A method for producing an additively manufactured object includes melting and solidifying a filler metal to form weld beads and depositing the weld beads adjoining each other, thereby forming a weld-bead layer, and repeatedly depositing a next weld-bead layer on the formed weld-bead layer to conduct additive manufacturing. The method includes a bead formation step of forming a new weld bead so as to fill a recess formed by at least three of the already formed weld beads, in a cross-section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the weld beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200282497
    Abstract: A method for designing an additively-manufactured object includes: a slicing step of slicing a shape of the additively-manufactured object into weld bead layers each having a height corresponding to one bead layer using data of the shape of the additively-manufactured object, thereby generating a plurality of virtual bead layers; a reference direction setting step of setting, as a reference direction, a direction in which the sliced layer of the additively-manufactured object is continuously provided and extended in an intermediate layer disposed at a deposition-direction center of the plurality of virtual bead layers; and a bead adjusting step of adjusting a bead size of the weld bead to be formed in the plurality of virtual bead layers depending on a bead shape in a section perpendicular to the reference direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200276664
    Abstract: An additively manufactured object formed by depositing weld bead layers, each of the weld bead layers being obtained by melting and solidifying a filler metal made of a mild steel, the additively manufactured object includes a plurality of the weld bead layers having a ferrite phase with an average grain diameter of 11 ?m or less in a part except for a surface oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Takemasa YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200124070
    Abstract: A method for joining an additively-manufactured component includes welding a plurality of additively-manufactured components via a weld joint to fabricate an integral structure. The additively-manufactured components are built by repeatedly depositing a weld bead layer of a next layer on a weld bead layer formed of a weld bead obtained by melting and solidifying a filler metal by use of an arc, and the weld joint is built along with the deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takeshi YAMADA, Shinji SATO, Takemasa YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200038983
    Abstract: A method for producing an additively manufactured object includes melting and solidifying a filler metal by use of an arc, and depositing and forming a plurality of layers of molten beads to produce a built-up object, and the method includes: shaping the molten bead of a previous layer; and monitoring a temperature of the molten bead of the previous layer. Shaping of the molten bead of a next layer is started when the temperature of the molten bead of the previous layer is equal to or lower than an allowable interpass temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Takemasa YAMASAKI, Keisuke OKITA
  • Publication number: 20190389004
    Abstract: In a track determination device, a CAD data acquisition unit acquires shape data that represents a shape of a three-dimensional formed object. A deposition direction setting unit generates control information for controlling a lamination device that laminates the molten metal in order to form a formed object, based on the shape data acquired by the CAD data acquisition unit. The control information is information indicating at least a specific deposition direction of the molten metal such that an error between a first deposition position set in advance and a second deposition position in accordance with an actual laminated state is reduced. A control program output unit outputs the control information generated by the deposition direction setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Takemasa YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190381595
    Abstract: A welding robot (20) forms a laminate-molded object (11) by forming and laminating a melt bead (61) of each layer (L1 to Lk) so that a height (hnow) of the melt bead (61) of each layer (L1 to Lk) is within a range of a tolerance (?) with respect to a planned height (hk). When the height (hnow) of the melt bead (61) is lower than a value obtained by subtracting the tolerance (?) from the planned height (hk), the welding robot (20) forms another melt bead (61a) over the melt bead (61). When the height (hnow) of the melt bead (61) is higher than a value obtained by adding the tolerance (?) to the planned height (hk), the melt bead (61) is removed by a cutting robot (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10434593
    Abstract: In a setting assistance device for assisting setting of a welding condition, an input receiving unit receives a new welding condition that is specified, and a reliability output unit outputs a degree of appropriateness of the new welding condition relative to a plurality of well-tested welding conditions, which are welding conditions that have been used in the past and well-tested, in response to reception of the new welding condition by the input receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Nishimura, Masatoshi Hida, Takemasa Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10315310
    Abstract: When setting welding conditions of arc welding, an operator sets the shape of a material to be welded, the specifications of welding, and welding conditions using a teach pendant. An apparatus for supporting setting of welding conditions in multi-pass welding of the present invention automatically calculates the state of the bead layering cross-section including at least one of the number of bead layers, the number of passes, and the layering direction, and the state of the bead layering cross-section including at least one of the number of bead layers, the number of passes, and the layering direction, obtained by the calculation is displayed on a display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Hida, Toshihiko Nishimura, Takemasa Yamasaki, Kenji Sadahiro, Hyunseung Kim
  • Publication number: 20190126379
    Abstract: A welding and processing condition setting system includes an input device, a display device, a control device, and a database. The input device receives a retrieving operation of at least processing condition information input by an operator. The control device is configured to extract a processing condition parameter of the processing condition information from at least one of master condition data and user condition data according to the retrieving operation, extract a welding condition parameter of welding condition information corresponding to the extracted processing condition parameter from at least one of the master condition data and the user condition data, and calculate an evaluation item which is a result obtained by evaluating at least one of a welding amount and a working efficiency in the extracted welding condition parameters. The display device displays at least one parameter of the welding condition parameters, and the evaluation item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hyunseung KIM, Kenji SADAHIRO, Toshiyuki IZUMI, Masatoshi HIDA, Toshihiko NISHIMURA, Takemasa YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190025798
    Abstract: In a trajectory determination device (40); a CAD data acquisition unit (41) acquires shape data representing the shape of a three-dimensional structure; a trajectory data generating unit (43) and layering conditions adjusting unit (44) generate, on the basis of the shape data acquired by the CAD data acquisition unit (41), control information which is information for controlling a layering device for layering molten metal for forming the structure and which indicates the trajectory for the layering device and/or layering conditions when the layering device layers molten metal such that the upper surface of one layer of a plurality of layers of molten metal layered is flat; and a control program output unit (45) outputs the control information generated by the trajectory data generating unit (43) and the layering conditions adjusting unit (44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Takemasa YAMASAKI