Patents by Inventor Takeyuki Kawase

Takeyuki Kawase 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: 20190166736
    Abstract: There is provided a component mounter including: a plurality of transport lanes for transporting a board sorted by a board sorting device; a congestion index calculator for calculating a congestion index indicating a congestion degree of each of the plurality of transport lanes; a transport lane determiner for determining a transport lane for carrying in the board among the plurality of transport lanes based on the calculated congestion index; and an outputter for outputting a board request signal for requesting to carry the board into the transport lane determined by the transport lane determiner, to the board sorting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: JUNKEI SHIMIZU, TAKEYUKI KAWASE
  • Patent number: 10299420
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting system configured by joining together a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses (M2) to (M5*), each of which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2), is configured so as to be able to carry out any one selected from a first operation mode of letting one operation performance mechanism carry out operation performance while taking as a target only a substrate of a substrate conveyance mechanism corresponding to the operation performance mechanism and a second operation mode in which one operation performance mechanism can carry out operation performance while taking as targets all of a plurality of substrates conveyed by a plurality of substrate conveyance mechanisms, and only the two electronic component mounting apparatuses (M5*) each of which is equipped with a tray feeder (30) is brought into the second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Kazuhiko Itose
  • Publication number: 20170347503
    Abstract: A component mounting system is provided with a plurality of component mounting apparatuses having recognition means (a substrate recognition camera) for reading out the substrate ID of the substrate, state detection means (a cover door sensor) for detecting that the substrate is in a state of being able to be inserted or removed, and an information acquisition portion that acquires the substrate ID of the substrate transmitted from the upstream component mounting apparatus which have delivered the substrate. Then, a prescribed number of the substrate IDs for the substrates on which components are mounted is read out in a case where it is detected that the substrate is in a state of being able to be inserted or removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Takeyuki KAWASE
  • Patent number: 9545045
    Abstract: In the operation execution step wherein the operation switches are clicked to execute the operation related to product-type switching, if the substrate presence/absence detecting sensors S1, S2 that detect the presence/absence of substrates in the front-side substrate transporting mechanism 11A and rear-side substrate transporting mechanism 11B detect the presence of substrates, it is judged that the manufacturing operation of the corresponding substrate type has not ended, and the input control processing is executed so that the input operation by the operation switch for executing the operation related to product-type switching is prohibited. As a result, it is possible to prevent the problems related to reloading of the mounting program before the manufacturing has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamauchi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Publication number: 20170006742
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting system configured by joining together a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses (M2) to (M5*), each of which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2), is configured so as to be able to carry out any one selected from a first operation mode of letting one operation performance mechanism carry out operation performance while taking as a target only a substrate of a substrate conveyance mechanism corresponding to the operation performance mechanism and a second operation mode in which one operation performance mechanism can carry out operation performance while taking as targets all of a plurality of substrates conveyed by a plurality of substrate conveyance mechanisms, and only the two electronic component mounting apparatuses (M5*) each of which is equipped with a tray feeder (30) is brought into the second operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Kazuhiko Itose
  • Patent number: 9474194
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting system configured by joining together a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses (M2) to (M5*), each of which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2), is configured so as to be able to carry out any one selected from a first operation mode of letting one operation performance mechanism carry out operation performance while taking as a target only a substrate of a substrate conveyance mechanism corresponding to the operation performance mechanism and a second operation mode in which one operation performance mechanism can carry out operation performance while taking as targets all of a plurality of substrates conveyed by a plurality of substrate conveyance mechanisms, and only the two electronic component mounting apparatuses (M5*) each of which is equipped with a tray feeder (30) is brought into the second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Kazuhiko Itose
  • 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: 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: 8595920
    Abstract: In an operation performing step which performs operations associated with the device type changing by operating operation switches such as a “file operation” (35e) which are displayed by selecting a “device type changing” (33c) which is displayed in an operation screen (30) on an operation panel, when a non-object mounting lane except an operation object performs operation actions, the inputting of the operations with the operation switches is permitted and the inputting of the operations with a lane specifying switch (36) is prohibited so that a second mounting lane (L2) which is producing will not become an object of the inputting of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamauchi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Publication number: 20130247368
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting system configured by joining together a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses (M2) to (M5*), each of which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2), is configured so as to be able to carry out any one selected from a first operation mode of letting one operation performance mechanism carry out operation performance while taking as a target only a substrate of a substrate conveyance mechanism corresponding to the operation performance mechanism and a second operation mode in which one operation performance mechanism can carry out operation performance while taking as targets all of a plurality of substrates conveyed by a plurality of substrate conveyance mechanisms, and only the two electronic component mounting apparatuses (M5*) each of which is equipped with a tray feeder (30) is brought into the second operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Kazuhiko Itose
  • Publication number: 20130247370
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting system configured by linking together a plurality of inspecting-coating machines (M1) and a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses (M2) to (M4), each of which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2), is configured so as to be able to carry out processing pertinent to any one selected from a first operation mode of letting one operation performance mechanism carry out operation performance while taking as a target only a substrate of a substrate conveyance mechanism corresponding to the operation performance mechanism and a second operation mode in which one operation performance mechanism can carry out operation performance while taking as targets all a plurality of substrates conveyed by a plurality of substrate conveyance mechanisms, and only the inspecting-coating machine (M1) equipped with an inspection head (15) and a coating head (16) is brought into the second operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Kazuhiko Itose
  • Publication number: 20130247369
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting system configured by joining together a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses (M2) to (M5*), each of which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2), is configured so as to be able to carry out any one selected from a first operation mode of letting one operation performance mechanism carry out operation performance while taking as a target only a substrate of a substrate conveyance mechanism corresponding to the operation performance mechanism and a second operation mode in which one operation performance mechanism can carry out operation performance while taking as targets all of a plurality of substrates conveyed by a plurality of substrate conveyance mechanisms, and only the electronic component mounting apparatus (M5*) equipped with a tray feeder (30) is brought into the second operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kawase, Kazuhiko Itose
  • 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: 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: 20120314395
    Abstract: In the operation execution step wherein the operation switches are clicked to execute the operation related to product-type switching, if the substrate presence/absence detecting sensors S1, S2 that detect the presence/absence of substrates in the front-side substrate transporting mechanism 11A and rear-side substrate transporting mechanism 11B detect the presence of substrates, it is judged that the manufacturing operation of the corresponding substrate type has not ended, and the input control processing is executed so that the input operation by the operation switch for executing the operation related to product-type switching is prohibited. As a result, it is possible to prevent the problems related to reloading of the mounting program before the manufacturing has ended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamauchi, Takeyuki Kawase