Patents by Inventor Tomomichi YASUOKA

Tomomichi YASUOKA 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: 20230311243
    Abstract: A laser welding method includes: forming a molten weld pool by emitting laser light including a main power region and a sub-power region onto a workpiece, the main power region including at least one main beam, the sub-power region including at least one sub-beam having a lower power density than power density of the main beam; and solidifying the molten weld pool. The sub-beam is emitted onto the workpiece such that a void formed inside the molten weld pool escapes to outside of the molten weld pool before the molten weld pool becomes solidified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyasu MATSUMOTO, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Sayo SUGA, Toshiaki SAKAI, Masamitsu KANEKO, Takashi SHIGEMATSU, Kazuyuki UMENO, Jun TERADA
  • Publication number: 20230256539
    Abstract: A laser welding method includes: preparing a first member and a second member, the first member and the second member having a first end portion and a second end portion in a first direction, respectively; arranging the second member adjacent to the first member in a second direction intersecting with the first direction such that a distance between the first end portion and the second end portion is 0 or more along the first direction; forming a first molten pool protruding from the first end portion toward at least the second end portion, by emitting laser light to the first end portion; forming a bridging molten pool by emitting laser light to at least the first end portion after the forming of the first molten pool, the bridging molten pool bridging over the first end portion and the second portion; and solidifying the bridging molten pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi YASUOKA, Shinji SATOH, Nobuyasu MATSUMOTO, Sayo SUGA, Fumika NISHINO, Jun TERADA, Kazuyuki UMENO, Masamitsu KANEKO, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20230110940
    Abstract: A welding method includes performing welding by emitting laser light moving in a sweeping direction relatively to a processing object onto a surface of the processing object to melt a portion of the processing object onto which the laser light is emitted, wherein the laser light includes: first laser light having a wavelength equal to or larger than 800 nm and equal to or smaller than 1200 nm; and second laser light having a wavelength equal to or smaller than 550 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyasu MATSUMOTO, Fumika NISHINO, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Jun TERADA, Daeyoul YOON, Kazuyuki UMENO, Masamitsu KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20230096039
    Abstract: A busbar includes: a plurality of members that are platy; and a welding area in which two of the members are welded, the welding area being linear and extending in a first direction, the welding area being provided approximately between both ends of at least one of the two members in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daeyoul YOON, Kazuyuki UMENO, Masamitsu KANEKO, Jun TERADA, Fumika NISHINO, Nobuyasu MATSUMOTO, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Jiang LI
  • Publication number: 20230101343
    Abstract: A welding method includes: irradiating a plurality of metal foils stacked on a first surface of a metal member in a first direction with laser light to weld the metal member and the plurality of metal foils to each other, the laser light including first laser light having a wavelength of 800 [nm] or more and 1200 [nm] or less and second laser light having a wavelength of 550 [nm] or less, a second surface of a metal foil farthest from the metal member in the first direction among the plurality of metal foils, on a side opposite to the metal member, being irradiated with the laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyasu MATSUMOTO, Fumika NISHINO, Masamitsu KANEKO, Kazuyuki UMENO, Jun TERADA, Daeyoul YOON, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Sayo SUGA, Toshiaki SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20230023739
    Abstract: A welding method includes: emitting a laser beam to a workpiece including a metal; and welding a portion of the workpiece to which the laser beam is emitted by melting. The laser beam includes a main power region and at least one auxiliary power region, power in the main power region is equal to or higher than power in each of the at least one auxiliary power region, and a power ratio of the power in the main power region and a total of the power in the at least one auxiliary power region is within a range of 144:1 to 1:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi KAYAHARA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU, Toshiaki SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20230001508
    Abstract: A welding method includes: irradiating a surface of a workpiece with a laser light that moves relatively to the workpiece in a sweep direction; and performing welding by melting a part of the workpiece irradiated with the laser light. The laser light includes a plurality of beams, the plurality of beams include at least one main beam and at least one sub beam smaller in power than the main beam, a main power region including the at least one main beam and a sub power region including the at least one sub beam are formed on the surface, and a minimum distance between centers of adjacent ones of the plurality of beams on the surface is 75 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keigo MATSUNAGA, Takashi KAYAHARA, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Kazuki TAKADA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20220088703
    Abstract: A welding method includes: placing a workpiece including aluminum in a region to which laser light is emitted; and irradiating the laser light to the workpiece to melt an irradiated portion of the work piece to perform welding. Further, the laser light is formed of a main beam and plural auxiliary beams, and the plural auxiliary beams are positioned so as to surround a periphery of the main beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KAYAHARA, Takeshi TANABE, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU, Tomofumi SATO
  • Publication number: 20210178514
    Abstract: A welding method includes: emitting laser beam toward a workpiece including a metal to melt and weld a part of the workpiece, the part being where the laser beam has been emitted to. Further, the laser beam includes a main power region and at least one auxiliary power region, a power of the main power region is larger than a power of each of the at least one auxiliary power region, and a ratio between the power of the main power region and the total of powers of the at least one auxiliary power region is in a range of 144:1 to 1:9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi KAYAHARA, Ryosuke NISHII, Koji KIRIKAE, Keigo MATSUNAGA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210170527
    Abstract: A welding method includes a step of, while irradiating laser beam toward a workpiece, relatively moving the laser beam and the workpiece and, while sweeping the laser beam on the workpiece, melting the workpiece in an irradiated portion to perform welding. Further, the laser beam is configured by a main power region and a sub-power region, at least a part of the sub-power region is present on a sweeping direction side of the main power region, a power density of the main power region is equal to or higher than a power density of the sub-power region, and the power density of the main power region is at least power density that can generate a keyhole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi KAYAHARA, Toshiaki SAKAI, Ryosuke NISHII, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210162539
    Abstract: A welding method includes: layering two or more plate materials each including a plating plate material having a preform on a surface of which a plating layer is formed to form a workpiece; disposing the workpiece in a region to be irradiated with a processing laser beam; generating the processing laser beam having a power distribution shape in which two or more power regions are disposed along a predetermined direction in a plane perpendicular to a light traveling direction; irradiating a surface of the workpiece with the processing laser beam; and moving the processing laser beam and the workpiece relatively while performing the irradiation, and melting an irradiated area of the workpiece to perform welding while sweeping the processing laser beam in the predetermined direction on the workpiece during a swing of the processing laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KAYAHARA, Ryosuke NISHII, Satoshi ASANUMA, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210086295
    Abstract: A welding method includes: disposing a workpiece formed by stacking a plurality of metal foils in an area to be irradiated with laser light that contains a plurality of beams; irradiating a surface of the workpiece with the beams of the laser light by dispersing positions of the beams such that centers of the beams do not overlap with each other within a prescribed area on the surface; melting an irradiated part of the workpiece and performing welding; and setting each of the beams to have a power density with which no hole opens in the metal foils, and setting the power density of the beams and dispersing irradiating positions to be emitted so as to form a weld pool penetrating the workpiece by the beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke NISHII, Kousuke KASHIWAGI, Takashi KAYAHARA, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210031301
    Abstract: A welding method includes: arranging a workpiece containing copper in a region to be irradiated with laser light; and irradiating the workpiece with the laser light to melt and weld an irradiated portion of the workpiece. Further, the laser light is formed of a main beam and a plurality of sub beams, and a ratio of power of the main beam to total power of the plurality of sub beams is 72:1 to 3:7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi KAYAHARA, Toshiaki SAKAI, Ryosuke NISHII, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200384574
    Abstract: A welding method includes: forming a workpiece by stacking plated sheet members having a plating layer formed on a surface of a base material; disposing the workpiece in an area to be irradiated with laser light; irradiating a surface of the workpiece with a plurality of beams by dispersing positions such that centers of the beams do not overlap with each other within a prescribed area on the surface; while continuing the irradiation, relatively moving the beams and the workpiece and sweeping the beams on the workpiece so as to melt an irradiated part of the workpiece for performing welding; and setting a distance between the beams to be emitted such that weld pools formed in the workpiece by irradiation of each of the beams overlap with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRONIC CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke NISHII, Takashi KAYAHARA, Toshiaki SAKAI, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20190389001
    Abstract: A method of welding a workpiece by using a laser is provided which includes disposing a workpiece in a region to be irradiated with laser light from a laser oscillator; and irradiating the workpiece with the laser light from the laser oscillator such that an irradiated portion of the workpiece is melted and welded while sweeping the laser light over the workpiece by relatively moving the laser light and the workpiece. The laser light is formed of a main beam and an auxiliary beam, at least part of the auxiliary beam being disposed anteriorly in a sweep direction, and the main beam has a power density equal to or greater than a power density of the auxiliary beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi KAYAHARA, Toshiaki SAKAI, Ryosuke NISHII, Takashi SHIGEMATSU