Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Uchinono

Yoshiyuki Uchinono 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: 11220032
    Abstract: To manufacture a sprue-bush which is capable of suitably cooling a melt raw resin in a raw resin-flow path as a whole, there is provided a method for manufacturing a sprue-bush, wherein a shaped part is located on a base part to manufacture the sprue-bush, the base part comprising a raw resin-flow path and a cooling medium-flow path, wherein, in the shaped part, a downstream raw resin-flow path portion is located and a downstream cooling medium-flow path portion is also located, the downstream raw resin-flow path portion corresponding to a downstream side region of a raw resin-flow path of the sprue-bush, the downstream cooling medium-flow path portion being positioned around the downstream raw resin-flow path portion and corresponding to a downstream side region of a cooling medium-flow path of the sprue-bush, and wherein the downstream cooling medium-flow path portion is located to surround the downstream raw resin-flow path portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Watanabe, Satoshi Abe, Kenichi Tanaka, Mikio Mori, Yoshiyuki Uchinono
  • Patent number: 11203065
    Abstract: There is provided a more efficient method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object. The method of the present invention comprises a successive formation of a plurality of solidified layers through a light beam irradiation, wherein the solidified layers are provided by a hybrid of combined systems of an after irradiation system and a simultaneous irradiation system, the after irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed after a formation of a powder layer, the simultaneous irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed while a raw material is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Yoshida, Akifumi Nakamura, Satoshi Abe, Masanori Morimoto, Yoshiyuki Uchinono
  • Patent number: 11173641
    Abstract: There is provided a mold including a movable side mold, a fixed side mold and a sprue bush, the sprue bush including a flow path for a cooling fluid of the fixed side mold, wherein inlet and outlet ports of the flow path for the cooling fluid are in a direct connection with a cooling tube, respectively, the cooling tube being located along a space portion provided in the fixed side mold, and wherein the space portion is in a form of an opening provided in at least one of opposed surfaces of the fixed side mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Kenichi Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Isamu Matsumoto, Masataka Takenami
  • Publication number: 20210138708
    Abstract: There is provided a mold including a movable side mold, a fixed side mold and a sprue bush, the sprue bush including a flow path for a cooling fluid of the fixed side mold, wherein inlet and outlet ports of the flow path for the cooling fluid are in a direct connection with a cooling tube, respectively, the cooling tube being located along a space portion provided in the fixed side mold, and wherein the space portion is in a form of an opening provided in at least one of opposed surfaces of the fixed side mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi ABE, Kenichi TANAKA, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO, Isamu MATSUMOTO, Masataka TAKENAMI
  • Patent number: 10953580
    Abstract: In order to provide a sprue-bush which is capable of suitably cooling a melt raw resin in a raw resin-flow path as a whole, there is provided a sprue-bush, comprising a raw resin-flow path and a cooling medium-flow path located around the raw resin-flow path, wherein a width dimension of the raw-resin flow path gradually becomes larger toward a downstream side-end surface of the sprue-bush, and wherein the downstream side-end surface of the sprue-bush is a heat transfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Watanabe, Satoshi Abe, Kenichi Tanaka, Mikio Mori, Yoshiyuki Uchinono
  • Publication number: 20190224898
    Abstract: To manufacture a sprue-bush which is capable of suitably cooling a melt raw resin in a raw resin-flow path as a whole, there is provided a method for manufacturing a sprue-bush, wherein a shaped part is located on a base part to manufacture the sprue-bush, the base part comprising a raw resin-flow path and a cooling medium-flow path, wherein, in the shaped part, a downstream raw resin-flow path portion is located and a downstream cooling medium-flow path portion is also located, the downstream raw resin-flow path portion corresponding to a downstream side region of a raw resin-flow path of the sprue-bush, the downstream cooling medium-flow path portion being positioned around the downstream raw resin-flow path portion and corresponding to a downstream side region of a cooling medium-flow path of the sprue-bush, and wherein the downstream cooling medium-flow path portion is located to surround the downstream raw resin-flow path portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya WATANABE, Satoshi ABE, Kenichi TANAKA, Mikio MORI, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO
  • Publication number: 20190224897
    Abstract: In order to provide a sprue-bush which is capable of suitably cooling a melt raw resin in a raw resin-flow path as a whole, there is provided a sprue-bush, comprising a raw resin-flow path and a cooling medium-flow path located around the raw resin-flow path, wherein a width dimension of the raw-resin flow path gradually becomes larger toward a downstream side-end surface of the sprue-bush, and wherein the downstream side-end surface of the sprue-bush is a heat transfer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya WATANABE, Satoshi ABE, Kenichi TANAKA, Mikio MORI, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO
  • Patent number: 10052726
    Abstract: There is provided a method for creating machining data for a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means, wherein the creation of the machining data makes use of: information on original shape corresponding to shape of the workpiece; information on roughly-machining shape to be removed from the workpiece by the electromagnetic-wave-machining means; and stereoscopic model of after-electromagnetic-wave-machining shape which is obtained by subtracting the roughly-machining shape from the original shape, wherein the machining data is created for electromagnetic-wave machining on the basis of information on a plurality of sliced portions obtained by partially slice-cutting from the stereoscopic model of the after-electromagnetic-wave-machi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20180221952
    Abstract: There is provided a more efficient method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object. The method of the present invention comprises a successive formation of a plurality of solidified layers through a light beam irradiation, wherein the solidified layers are provided by a hybrid of combined systems of an after irradiation system and a simultaneous irradiation system, the after irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed after a formation of a powder layer, the simultaneous irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed while a raw material is supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio YOSHIDA, Akifumi NAKAMURA, Satoshi ABE, Masanori MORIMOTO, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO
  • Publication number: 20180178290
    Abstract: Three dimensional shaped object manufacturing method, which is capable of making a life time of a machining tool longer when machining of the surface of a solidified layer is performed using the machining tool. The method includes an alternate repetition of forming a powder-layer and a solidified-layer. The repetition includes: forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification of the powder; and forming another solidified layer by forming a new powder layer on the formed solidified layer, followed by irradiation of a predetermined portion of the newly formed powder layer with the light beam. A surface of the solidified layer is subjected to a machining process, and the machining process is performed on a basis of a condition of an ultrasonic vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru URATA, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO, Satoshi ABE
  • Patent number: 9902113
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object, comprising the steps of: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing sintering of the powder of the predetermined portion or melting and subsequent solidification thereof; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, and then irradiating another predetermined portion of the new powder layer with the light beam, the steps (i) and (ii) being repeatedly performed, wherein the three-dimensional shaped object is manufactured such that it has three different solidified portions of high-density, intermediate-density and low-density solidified portions in at least a part of the object, and wherein the intermediate-density solidified portion is formed to be located in a part of a surface of the three-dimensional shaped object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isamu Matsumoto, Satoshi Abe, Masataka Takenami, Yoshiyuki Uchinono
  • Patent number: 9612594
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining a machining means in a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means for measuring a shape of the workpiece upon use of the electromagnetic-wave machining means and the precision-machining means, wherein a choice is made between the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and the precision-machining means in the determination of the machining means, on the basis of: information on a stereoscopic model of the micro-machined product; information on a removal volume to be removed from a volume of the workpiece in the manufacturing of the micro-machined product; and data on a removal process time of the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and data on a removal process time of the precision-machining
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9597836
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method of the three-dimensional shaped object, the method being capable of suitably reducing the local raised portion which can occur during the light beam irradiation under the condition of the divided sub-irradiation paths. The manufacturing method of the present invention is performed by repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, wherein an irradiation path of the light beam is divided into a plurality of sub-irradiation paths including a short sub-irradiation path with its length being shorter than a predetermined length and a long sub-irradiation path with its length being the predetermined length or longer, and wherein an irradiation mode of the light beam is changed depending on the lengths of the sub-irradiation paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Isamu Matsumoto, Masataka Takenami, Masaki Kondo, Isao Fuwa, Yoshiyuki Uchinono
  • Patent number: 9592554
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object, comprising: (i) forming a powder layer on a base plate by a sliding movement of a squeegee blade, followed by forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of the powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing sintering of the powder of the predetermined portion or melting and subsequent solidification thereof; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, and then irradiating another predetermined portion of the new powder layer with the light beam, steps (i) and (ii) being repeatedly performed, wherein machining is performed at least once on an outer surface of a shaped object precursor obtained during manufacturing, and after machining, at least one solidified layer is formed, and followed by upper face machining to remove a raised solidified portion generated at a peripheral edge of the solidified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Isamu Matsumoto, Masataka Takenami, Isao Fuwa, Yoshikazu Higashi, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9339889
    Abstract: There is provided a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece, the precision-machining means being equipped with a replaceable cutting tool selected from the group consisting of a planar tool, a shaper tool, a fly-cutting tool, a diamond-turning tool and a micro-milling tool; a shape-measurement means for measuring a shape of the workpiece upon use of the electromagnetic-wave machining means and the precision-machining means; and a control means for controlling the electromagnetic-wave-machining means or the precision-machining means, based on information on the shape of the workpiece, the shape being measured by the shape-measuring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Urata, Kimitake Okugawa, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Takashi Shindo
  • Publication number: 20150183165
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method of the three-dimensional shaped object, the method being capable of suitably reducing the local raised portion which can occur during the light beam irradiation under the condition of the divided sub-irradiation paths. The manufacturing method of the present invention is performed by repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, wherein an irradiation path of the light beam is divided into a plurality of sub-irradiation paths including a short sub-irradiation path with its length being shorter than a predetermined length and a long sub-irradiation path with its length being the predetermined length or longer, and wherein an irradiation mode of the light beam is changed depending on the lengths of the sub-irradiation paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Isamu Matsumoto, Masataka Takenami, Masaki Kondo, Isao Fuwa, Yoshiyuki Uchinono
  • Patent number: 8999222
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object, the method comprising the repeated steps of: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification thereof; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, followed by the irradiation of a predetermined portion of the powder layer with the light beam, wherein a part of a surface portion of the three-dimensional shaped object is formed as a low-density solidified portion whose solidified density ranges from 50% to 90% so that an application of pressure can be performed by a gas flowing through the low-density solidified portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, OPM Laboratory Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Isao Fuwa, Norio Yoshida, Kazuho Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8974727
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object, the method comprising the repeated steps of: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification thereof; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, followed by the irradiation of a predetermined portion of the powder layer with the light beam, wherein a heater element is disposed on the solidified layer during the repeated steps (i) and (ii), and thereby the heater element is situated within the three-dimensional shaped object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, OPM Laboratory Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Isao Fuwa, Norio Yoshida, Kazuho Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20150025667
    Abstract: There is provided a method for creating machining data for a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means, wherein the creation of the machining data makes use of: information on original shape corresponding to shape of the workpiece; information on roughly-machining shape to be removed from the workpiece by the electromagnetic-wave-machining means; and stereoscopic model of after-electromagnetic-wave-machining shape which is obtained by subtracting the roughly-machining shape from the original shape, wherein the machining data is created for electromagnetic-wave machining on the basis of information on a plurality of sliced portions obtained by partially slice-cutting from the stereoscopic model of the after-electromagnetic-wave-machi
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140316552
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining a machining means in a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means for measuring a shape of the workpiece upon use of the electromagnetic-wave machining means and the precision-machining means, wherein a choice is made between the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and the precision-machining means in the determination of the machining means, on the basis of: information on a stereoscopic model of the micro-machined product; information on a removal volume to be removed from a volume of the workpiece in the manufacturing of the micro-machined product; and data on a removal process time of the electromagnetic-wave-machining means and data on a removal process time of the precision-machining
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi