Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
  • Publication number: 20180209541
    Abstract: To provide a piston ring free from microwelding to a piston while exhibiting excellent wear resistance in side surfaces, for a long period of use in a high-temperature, high-pressure environment, and its production method, a nitride layer is formed on at least one of upper and lower side surfaces of the piston ring, and then subjected to a phosphate chemical conversion treatment, such that the nitride layer has at least one of granular and vermicular surface forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventor: Yuji SHIMA
  • Publication number: 20180187781
    Abstract: Provided is a sliding member capable of achieving excellent wear resistance and high coating adhesion under harsh sliding conditions without subjecting a base member to nitriding treatment. The sliding member includes a base member made of a steel material and a hard coating that is formed on the base member and having a surface serving at least as a sliding surface. The hard coating has a Young's modulus having a distribution to increase first in a depth direction directed from an interface between the hard coating and the base member to the surface, to become maximum at a predetermined depth, and then to decrease in the depth direction directed from the interface to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventor: Masaki MORONUKI
  • Publication number: 20180187780
    Abstract: Provided is a piston ring for an internal combustion engine that enables size reduction of a chamfered edge without leading to the chipping, and sufficient size reduction of a flow passage of a blow-by gas in a piston ring gap, thus effectively restraining the blow-by gas from passing through the piston ring gap. A piston ring 1 with a piston ring gap 2 used for an internal combustion engine includes a chamfered edge 3 continuous to at least one of piston ring end faces at the piston ring gap 2 and an outer peripheral surface 1a of the piston ring 1. The chamfered edge 3 has a curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Kazunori NATABE, Naoya HONJOU
  • Patent number: 10006547
    Abstract: To provide a hard-amorphous-carbon-coated piston ring having low friction and excellent wear resistance and peeling resistance to reduce the fuel consumption of automobiles, an outer peripheral surface of a steel-made piston ring base material is provided with a primary layer constituted by a CrN/Cr laminate coating or a CrN/TiN laminate coating as thick as 10-60 ?m, which is obtained by alternately laminating CrN-type chromium nitride and chromium metal or TiN-type titanium nitride, an intermediate layer of chromium metal and/or titanium metal as thick as 0.05-1.0 ?m, and then a hard amorphous carbon coating as thick as 0.4-20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Masayuki Sato, Yuuichi Murayama, Youhei Iwamoto, Takuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10006546
    Abstract: To provide a piston ring having a hard laminate coating having excellent scuffing resistance, wear resistance and peeling resistance, which can be used in an environment of high mechanical and thermal load in engines, the piston ring is provided on its outer peripheral sliding surface with a CrN-type hard coating as thick as 10-60 ?m and comprising a CrN/CrCN laminate coating having hardness Hv of 1000 or more and residual compression stress of 1500 MPa or less, a laminate unit composed of a CrN layer and a CrCN layer being as thick as 30 nm or more; the CrN/CrCN laminate coating being formed by alternately laminating CrN layers and CrCN layers containing C dissolved in CrN by ion plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Masayuki Sato, Yuuichi Murayama, Youhei Iwamoto, Takuma Sekiya
  • Publication number: 20180112775
    Abstract: To provide a combined oil control ring comprising a pair of upper and lower side rails and an axially corrugated spacer expander having upper and lower portions for automobile engines, which is capable of keeping an excellent oil-controlling function without sticking between a spacer expander and side rails even in a long period of engine operation, the upper and lower portions of the spacer expander have tabs pushing inner peripheral surfaces of the side rails, projections supporting the side rails, and intermediate portions between the tabs and the projections; and each intermediate portion opposing the side rail has a center-raised bottom having a center-raised shape when viewed along a substantially circumferential direction center-raised shape and a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Takayuki ICHIKAWA, Kazuya MOCHIDUKI
  • Publication number: 20180094726
    Abstract: To provide a combined oil control ring comprising a pair of upper and lower side rails and an axially corrugated spacer expander having upper and lower portions for automobile engines, which is capable of keeping an excellent oil-controlling function without sticking between a spacer expander and side rails even in a long period of engine operation, the upper and lower portions of the spacer expander have tabs pushing inner peripheral surfaces of the side rails, projections supporting the side rails, and intermediate portions between the tabs and the projections; each intermediate portion opposing the side rail has at least one groove extending in a substantially circumferential direction is recessed when viewed along a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Hiroyuki YABUNE
  • Patent number: 9920836
    Abstract: Provided is a piston ring for an internal combustion engine capable of preventing aluminum cohesion for a long time under conditions with high temperature and a high load and also suppressing the wearing of a piston member. A piston ring 1 for the internal combustion engine including a piston ring body 11 having at least one of an upper side face and a lower side face coated with an aluminum cohesion resistance film 12, wherein the aluminum cohesion resistance film 12 has a first coating film 12a made of first ceramics material formed on the piston ring body and a second coating film having Vickers hardness HV smaller than that of the first ceramics material formed on the first coating film 12a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Hayato Sasaki, Takashi Ono, Yongtie Yan
  • Patent number: 9903474
    Abstract: There is provided a seal device having a seal ring structure assemblable without lowering the assembling efficiency of CVT, and free from oil leakage when an oil pump is not operated with an engine stopped, namely when oil pressure is not applied to the seal ring, which comprises a combined seal ring comprising an endless resin ring having an outer peripheral surface in slidable contact with an inner peripheral surface of an outer member, and a coil expander pushing the resin ring toward its outer peripheral surface and side surface, the coil expander being arranged in a corner recess portion of the resin ring between its pressure-receiving side surface and its inner peripheral surface, and an inner peripheral side of the combined seal ring being separate from a bottom of the seal ring groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Nagato Yako, Takashi Shinada, Jun Fukada
  • Publication number: 20180038483
    Abstract: A side rail (1) in a sprit ring shape is to be mounted on a space expander (2) and to constitute, together with the space expander (2), a multi-piece oil ring (3) used in an internal combustion engine. The side rail (1) includes an outer peripheral surface (14) facing radially outward, an inner peripheral surface (13) facing radially inward, a first axial surface (11) facing one end of an axial direction, and a second axial surface (12) facing the other end of the axial direction and parallel to the first axial surface (11). A bevelled portion (30) is provided between the outer peripheral surface (14) and the second axial surface (12) and formed in a tapered surface having a diameter gradually decreasing from a position on the outer peripheral surface (14) at 0.05 mm or more from the first axial surface (11) toward the second axial surface (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Katsumi MURAYAMA
  • Patent number: 9885417
    Abstract: Provided is a piston ring capable of maintaining an excellent effect of preventing aluminum cohesion in a high output engine over a long period of time. At least one of the upper, lower, and side faces of the piston ring is coated with a silica-based coating in which hard nanoparticles are dispersed. The coating has a Martens hardness of 1,000 to 8,000 N/mm2. As the hard nanoparticles, carbon nanoparticles, nanodiamond particles, carbon nanotubes, or carbon nanofibers are used. To the coating, resin particles of a fluorine-based resin or a polyether-based resin may be added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Kouhei Sugimoto, Yoshinari Watanabe, Toshikatsu Hayashi, Ryou Obara
  • Publication number: 20180031127
    Abstract: A side rail (1) is formed in a sprit ring shape with an opening (10) and to be mounted on a space expander (2) in an annular shape to constitute, together with the space expander (2), a multi-piece oil ring (3) used in an internal combustion engine. The side rail (1) includes an outer peripheral surface (14) facing radially outward, an inner peripheral surface (13) facing radially inward, a first axial surface (11) facing a crankcase, a second axial surface (12) facing a combustion chamber and parallel to the first axial surface (11), and a protrusion (20) formed on the outer peripheral surface (14) in a position offset from an intermediate position between the first axial surface (11) and the second axial surface (12) toward the first axial surface (11) and protruding radially outward from the outer peripheral surface (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Yuichiro TAKEZAWA, Tatsuya MIYAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20180023702
    Abstract: An oil ring (1) includes an oil ring body (10) and a coil expander (20). The oil ring body (10) includes a pair of rail portions (12) each including an end portion of an outer periphery having a land (30) formed protruding radially outward from each rail portion (12). The land (30) includes an upper axial portion (31) and a lower axial portion (32) facing opposite to each other in an axial direction, a tapered portion (33) having one axial end contiguous to the upper axial portion (31) via a first curved portion (35), and a protruding portion (34) having one of axial ends contiguous to the tapered portion (33) and the other axial end contiguous to the lower axial portion (32) via a second curved portion (36). The protruding portion (34) is protruding in a direction perpendicular to the tapered portion (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAMURA, Kazuyuki YAMAHATA, Mitsuhiro ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20180017159
    Abstract: A piston ring includes an annular main body 2 having a side surface 2a and a side surface 2b, and an inner peripheral surface 2c and an outer peripheral surface 2d, wherein in the main body 2, a cutout section 21 is provided in a corner section 31 formed by the side surface 2b and the outer peripheral surface 2d. The cutout section 21 has a first surface 21a and a second surface 21b. An angle ?1 formed by the first surface 21a and the side surface 2b is an obtuse angle, and a corner section 32 formed by the second surface 21b and the outer peripheral surface 2d is located between the side surface 2b and the side surface 2a in a width direction of the main body 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventor: Masaaki FUJITA
  • Patent number: 9850587
    Abstract: To provide a trivalent chromium plating film, in which the generation of cracks penetrating from the film surface to a substrate interface is suppressed, and a sliding member coated with the trivalent chromium plating film, plating is conducted with a chromium plating bath containing trivalent chromium as a chromium source, with a second phase dispersed in a planar and/or fibrous form, such that the second phase in a planar and/or fibrous form is dispersed in the hard chromium plating film to prevent or deflect the propagation of cracks, and to suppress the increase of the crack width, thereby suppressing the propagation of cracks in the hard chromium plating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventor: Yousuke Takashina
  • Patent number: 9851006
    Abstract: To provide a wire for a taper-faced compression ring, which can be provided with a running-in surface (contact surface) uniformly and rapidly in the production process of the taper-faced compression ring, a surface of the wire corresponding to an outer peripheral surface of the ring is provided with adjacent outward inclined first and second tapered portions, the inclination angle ?2 of the second tapered portion being larger than the inclination angle ?1 of the first tapered portion, and an outer end of the second tapered portion being located radially outward than an outer end of the first tapered portion by 0.005-0.05 mm. A long-life taper-faced compression ring with reduced friction and improved fuel efficiency is formed by the above wire, the second tapered portion having a lapped surface located radially outward than an outer end of the first tapered portion by 0.001-0.048 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventor: Mamoru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170350508
    Abstract: A combined oil control ring comprising a pair of annular side rails each having a gap, and an axially corrugated spacer expander arranged between the side rails; the corrugated spacer expander having on the inside seating tabs for pushing inner peripheral surfaces of the side rails; the side-rail-pushing surface of each seating tab being provided with a nitrided layer; an entire surface of each spacer expander except for those provided with the nitrided layer being coated with a plating film; and the plating film having Vickers hardness HV0.01 of 300 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Takayuki ICHIKAWA, Takuma SEKIYA
  • Patent number: 9834831
    Abstract: A high rigid spheroidal graphite cast iron, comprising: 2.0 mass % to less than 2.7 mass % or more than 3.0 mass % to less than 3.6 mass % of C, 1.5 to 3.0 mass % of Si, 1.0% or less of Mn, 1.0 mass % or less of Cu, 0.02 to 0.07 mass % of Mg and the residual Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein a carbon equivalent (a CE value) calculated by the mathematical expression (1): CE=C (mass %)+Si (mass %)/3 in terms of C and Si contents is 2.8 to 3.2% within a first range from 2.0 mass % to less than 2.7 mass % of C and is 3.6 to 4.2% within a second range from more than 3.0 mass % to less than 3.6 mass % of C, and the Young's modulus is 170 GPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Tobita, Tadaaki Kanbayashi
  • Patent number: 9822433
    Abstract: A spheroidal graphite cast iron comprising: C: 3.3 to 4.0 mass %, Si: 2.1 to 2.7 mass %, Mn: 0.20 to 0.50 mass %, S: 0.005 to 0.030 mass %, Cu: 0.20 to 0.50 mass %, Mg: 0.03 to 0.06 mass % and the balance: Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein a tensile strength is 550 MPa or more, and an elongation is 12% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
    Inventors: Kazushige Mito, Naoto Saito
  • Publication number: 20170284233
    Abstract: A roller-type rocker arm had a function for transmitting a rotational motion of a cam to an intake and exhaust valve. The roller-type rocker arm includes a roller shaft, an inner ring roller slidably attached to an outer circumference surface of the roller shaft, and an outer ring roller slidably attached to an outer circumference surface of the inner ring roller. The inner ring roller is made of a resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Maehara