Patents by Inventor Akira Manabe

Akira Manabe 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: 10937577
    Abstract: A magnetic compound represented by the formula (R1(1-x)R2x)a(Fe(1-y)Coy)bTcMd wherein R1 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Sm, Pm, Er, Tm and Yb, R2 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Zr, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Lu, T is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Mo, Si and W, M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of unavoidable impurity elements, Al, Cr, Cu, Ga, Ag and Au, 0?x?0.7, 0?y?0.7, 4?a?20, b=100-a-c-d, 0<c<7.7, and 0?d?3, the magnetic compound having a ThMn12-type crystal structure, wherein the volume fraction of ?-(Fe, Co) phase is less than 12.3%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Masao Yano, Akira Kato, Akira Manabe, Shunji Suzuki, Kurima Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10748684
    Abstract: To provide a rare earth magnet ensuring excellent magnetic anisotropy while reducing the amount of Nd, etc., and a manufacturing method thereof. A rare earth magnet comprising a crystal grain having an overall composition of (R2(1-x)R1x)yFe100-y-w-z-vCowBzTMv (wherein R2 is at least one of Nd, Pr, Dy and Tb, R1 is an alloy of at least one or two or more of Ce, La, Gd, Y and Sc, TM is at least one of Ga, Al, Cu, Au, Ag, Zn, In and Mn, 0<x<1, y=12 to 20, z=5.6 to 6.5, w=0 to 8, and v=0 to 2), wherein the average grain size of the crystal grain is 1,000 nm or less, the crystal grain consists of a core and an outer shell, the core has a composition of R1 that is richer than R2, and the outer shell has a composition of R2 that is richer than R1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Ito, Masao Yano, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Noritsugu Sakuma, Tetsuya Shoji, Akira Manabe
  • Publication number: 20190362870
    Abstract: To provide a rare earth magnet ensuring excellent magnetic anisotropy while reducing the amount of Nd, etc., and a manufacturing method thereof. A rare earth magnet comprising a crystal grain having an overall composition of (R2(1-x)R1x)yFe100-y-w-z-vCowBzTMv (wherein R2 is at least one of Nd, Pr, Dy and Tb, R1 is an alloy of at least one or two or more of Ce, La, Gd, Y and Sc, TM is at least one of Ga, Al, Cu, Au, Ag, Zn, In and Mn, 0<x<1, y=12 to 20, z=5.6 to 6.5, w=0 to 8, and v=0 to 2), wherein the average grain size of the crystal grain is 1,000 nm or less, the crystal grain consists of a core and an outer shell, the core has a composition of R1 that is richer than R2, and the outer shell has a composition of R2 that is richer than R1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki ITO, Masao YANO, Hidefumi KISHIMOTO, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Tetsuya SHOJI, Akira MANABE
  • Patent number: 10468165
    Abstract: To provide a rare earth magnet ensuring excellent magnetic anisotropy while reducing the amount of Nd, etc., and a manufacturing method thereof. A rare earth magnet comprising a crystal grain having an overall composition of (R2(1-x)R1x)yFe100-y-w-z-vCowBzTMv (wherein R2 is at least one of Nd, Pr, Dy and Tb, R1 is an alloy of at least one or two or more of Ce, La, Gd, Y and Sc, TM is at least one of Ga, Al, Cu, Au, Ag, Zn, In and Mn, 0<x<1, y=12 to 20, z=5.6 to 6.5, w=0 to 8, and v=0 to 2), wherein the average grain size of the crystal grain is 1,000 nm or less, the crystal grain consists of a core and an outer shell, the core has a composition of R1 that is richer than R2, and the outer shell has a composition of R2 that is richer than R1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Ito, Masao Yano, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Noritsugu Sakuma, Tetsuya Shoji, Akira Manabe
  • Patent number: 10464132
    Abstract: A method for producing a raw material powder of a permanent magnet, includes: preparing a material powder of a permanent magnet, measuring magnetic characteristics of the material powder, and judging the quality of the material powder as the raw material powder based on a preliminarily determined relation between magnetic characteristics and the structure of the material powder. A method for producing a permanent magnet includes integrating material powders judged as good in the step of judging the quality as raw material powders by the method for producing a raw material powder of a permanent magnet. A method for inspecting a permanent magnet material powder includes transmitting a magnetic field to a material powder of a permanent magnet, receiving the magnetic field from the material powder, and measuring a magnetic field difference between the transmitted magnetic field and the received magnetic field as magnetic characteristics of the material powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Mikiya Nozaki, Masao Yano, Tetsuya Shoji, Akira Manabe
  • Patent number: 10424426
    Abstract: To provide a rare earth magnet ensuring excellent magnetic anisotropy while reducing the amount of Nd, etc., and a manufacturing method thereof. A rare earth magnet comprising a crystal grain having an overall composition of (R2(1-x)R1x)yFe100-y-w-z-vCowBzTMv (wherein R2 is at least one of Nd, Pr, Dy and Tb, R1 is an alloy of at least one or two or more of Ce, La, Gd, Y and Sc, TM is at least one of Ga, Al, Cu, Au, Ag, Zn, In and Mn, 0<x<1, y=12 to 20, z=5.6 to 6.5, w=0 to 8, and v=0 to 2), wherein the average grain size of the crystal grain is 1,000 nm or less, the crystal grain consists of a core and an outer shell, the core has a composition of R1 that is richer than R2, and the outer shell has a composition of R2 that is richer than R1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Ito, Masao Yano, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Noritsugu Sakuma, Tetsuya Shoji, Akira Manabe
  • Patent number: 10351935
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic compound represented by the formula (R(1-x)Zrx)a(Fe(1-y)Coy)bTcMdAe (wherein R represents one or more rare earth elements, T represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Mo, and W, M represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of unavoidable impurity elements, Al, Cr, Cu, Ga, Ag, and Au, A represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of N, C, H, and P, 0?x?0.5, 0?y?0.6, 4?a?20, b=100?a?c?d, 0<c<7, 0?d?1, and 1?e?18), in which a main phase of the magnetic compound includes a ThMn12 type crystal structure, and a volume percentage of an ?-(Fe,Co) phase is 20% or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Akira Kato, Kota Washio, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Masao Yano, Akira Manabe, Masaaki Ito, Shunji Suzuki, Kurima Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10199145
    Abstract: Provided is a rare-earth magnet containing no heavy rare-earth metals such as Dy or Tb in a grain boundary phase, has a modifying alloy for increasing coercivity (in particular, coercivity under a high-temperature atmosphere) infiltrated thereinto at lower temperature than in the conventional rare-earth magnets, has high coercivity, and has relatively high magnetizability, and a production method therefor. The rare-earth magnet RM includes a RE-Fe—B-based main phase MP with a nanocrystalline structure (where RE is at least one of Nd or Pr) and a grain boundary phase BP around the main phase, the grain boundary phase containing a RE-X alloy (where X is a metallic element other than heavy rare-earth elements). Crystal grains of the main phase MP are oriented along the anisotropy axis, and each crystal grain of the main phase, when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the anisotropy axis, has a plane that is quadrilateral in shape or has a close shape thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shoji, Akira Manabe, Noritaka Miyamoto, Motoki Hiraoka, Shinya Omura, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Shinya Nagashima
  • Patent number: 9905362
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet, through hot deformation processing, having a high degree of orientation at the entire area thereof and high remanence, without increasing processing cost including a step of press-forming powder as a rare-earth magnetic material to form a compact S; and a step of performing hot deformation processing to the compact S, thus manufacturing the rare-earth magnet C. The hot deformation processing includes two steps of extruding and upsetting. The extruding is to place a compact S in a die Da, and apply pressure to the compact S? in a heated state with an extrusion punch PD so as to reduce the thickness for extrusion to prepare the rare-earth magnet intermediary body S? having a sheet form, and the upsetting is to apply pressure to the rare-earth magnet intermediary body S? in the thickness direction to reduce the thickness, thus manufacturing the rare-earth magnet C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ichigozaki, Noritaka Miyamoto, Tetsuya Shoji, Yuya Ikeda, Akira Manabe
  • Publication number: 20170084370
    Abstract: A magnetic compound represented by the formula (R1(1-x)R2x)a(Fe(1-y)Coy)bTcMd wherein R1 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Sm, Pm, Er, Tm and Yb, R2 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Zr, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Lu, T is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Mo, Si and W, M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of unavoidable impurity elements, Al, Cr, Cu, Ga, Ag and Au, 0?x?0.7, 0?y?0.7, 4?a?20, b=100-a-c-d, 0<c<7.7, and 0?d?3, the magnetic compound having a ThMn12-type crystal structure, wherein the volume fraction of ?-(Fe, Co) phase is less than 12.3%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu SAKUMA, Masao YANO, Akira KATO, Akira MANABE, Shunji SUZUKI, Kurima KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160141083
    Abstract: To provide a rare earth magnet ensuring excellent magnetic anisotropy while reducing the amount of Nd, etc., and a manufacturing method thereof. A rare earth magnet comprising a crystal grain having an overall composition of (R2(1-x)R1x)yFe100-y-w-z-vCowBzTMv (wherein R2 is at least one of Nd, Pr, Dy and Tb, R1 is an alloy of at least one or two or more of Ce, La, Gd, Y and Sc, TM is at least one of Ga, Al, Cu, Au, Ag, Zn, In and Mn, 0<x<1, y=12 to 20, z=5.6 to 6.5, w=0 to 8, and v=0 to 2), wherein the average grain size of the crystal grain is 1,000 nm or less, the crystal grain consists of a core and an outer shell, the core has a composition of R1 that is richer than R2, and the outer shell has a composition of R2 that is richer than R1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki ITO, Masao YANO, Hidefumi KISHIMOTO, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Tetsuya SHOJI, Akira MANABE
  • Publication number: 20160074936
    Abstract: A method for producing a raw material powder of a permanent magnet, includes: preparing a material powder of a permanent magnet, measuring magnetic characteristics of the material powder, and judging the quality of the material powder as the raw material powder based on a preliminarily determined relation between magnetic characteristics and the structure of the material powder. A method for producing a permanent magnet includes integrating material powders judged as good in the step of judging the quality as raw material powders by the method for producing a raw material powder of a permanent magnet. A method for inspecting a permanent magnet material powder includes transmitting a magnetic field to a material powder of a permanent magnet, receiving the magnetic field from the material powder, and measuring a magnetic field difference between the transmitted magnetic field and the received magnetic field as magnetic characteristics of the material powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu SAKUMA, Hidefumi KISHIMOTO, Mikiya NOZAKI, Masao YANO, Tetsuya SHOJI, Akira MANABE
  • Publication number: 20160071635
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic compound represented by the formula (R(1-x)Zrx)a(Fe(1-y)Coy)bTcMdAe (wherein R represents one or more rare earth elements, T represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Mo, and W, M represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of unavoidable impurity elements, Al, Cr, Cu, Ga, Ag, and Au, A represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of N, C, H, and P, 0?x?0.5, 0?y?0.6, 4?a?20, b=100?a?c?d, 0<c<7, 0?d?1, and 1?e?18), in which a main phase of the magnetic compound includes a ThMn12 type crystal structure, and a volume percentage of an ?-(Fe,Co) phase is 20% or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu SAKUMA, Akira KATO, Kota WASHIO, Hidefumi KISHIMOTO, Masao YANO, Akira MANABE, Masaaki ITO, Shunji SUZUKI, Kurima KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150357100
    Abstract: A nanocomposite magnet includes grains including a shell of a Re-TM-B phase and a core of a TM or TM-B phase. Re is a rare earth element, and TM is a transition metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Masao YANO, Tetsuya SHOJI, Akira MANABE, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20150287530
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet, through hot deformation processing, having a high degree of orientation at the entire area thereof and high remanence, without increasing processing cost including a step of press-forming powder as a rare-earth magnetic material to form a compact S; and a step of performing hot deformation processing to the compact S, thus manufacturing the rare-earth magnet C. The hot deformation processing includes two steps of extruding and upsetting. The extruding is to place a compact S in a die Da, and apply pressure to the compact S? in a heated state with an extrusion punch PD so as to reduce the thickness for extrusion to prepare the rare-earth magnet intermediary body S? having a sheet form, and the upsetting is to apply pressure to the rare-earth magnet intermediary body S? in the thickness direction to reduce the thickness, thus manufacturing the rare-earth magnet C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Noritaka MIYAMOTO, Tetsuya SHOJI, Yuya IKEDA, Akira MANABE
  • Patent number: 9111679
    Abstract: A method of producing an R-T-B rare earth magnet that include forming an R-T-B (R: rare-earth element, T: Fe, or Fe and partially Co that substitutes for part of Fe) rare earth alloy powder into a compact and performing hot working on the compact, wherein the hot working is performed in a direction that is different from the direction in which the forming was performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noritaka Miyamoto, Akira Manabe, Tetsuya Shoji, Daisuke Ichigozaki
  • Patent number: 9070508
    Abstract: A method of producing an R-T-B rare earth magnet that include forming an R-T-B (R: rare-earth element, T: Fe, or Fe and partially Co that substitutes for part of Fe) rare earth alloy powder into a compact and performing hot working on the compact, wherein the hot working is performed in a direction that is different from the direction in which the forming was performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noritaka Miyamoto, Akira Manabe, Tetsuya Shoji, Daisuke Ichigozaki
  • Patent number: 8883329
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a hexagonal ferrite magnetic powder manufactured by a glass crystallization method as well as having an average plate diameter ranging from 15 to 25 nm, an average plate ratio ranging from 2.0 to 2.8 and a coercive force (Hc) ranging from 159 to 279 kA/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubaguchi, Ayako Matsumoto, Toshio Tada, Akira Manabe
  • Publication number: 20140260800
    Abstract: A method for producing magnetic powder for forming a sintered body that is a precursor of a rare-earth magnet. Provided is a method for producing magnetic powder for forming a sintered body that is a precursor of a rare-earth magnet, which can produce magnetic powder with a structure containing optimal nanosized crystal grains by accurately and efficiently sorting out magnetic powder containing no coarse grains in the structure thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Noritaka Miyamoto, Akira Kato, Akira Manabe, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Tetsuya Shoji, Shoichi Harakawa
  • Publication number: 20140242267
    Abstract: Provided is a rare-earth magnet containing no heavy rare-earth metals such as Dy or Tb in a grain boundary phase, has a modifying alloy for increasing coercivity (in particular, coercivity under a high-temperature atmosphere) infiltrated thereinto at lower temperature than in the conventional rare-earth magnets, has high coercivity, and has relatively high magnetizability, and a production method therefor. The rare-earth magnet RM includes a RE-Fe—B-based main phase MP with a nanocrystalline structure (where RE is at least one of Nd or Pr) and a grain boundary phase BP around the main phase, the grain boundary phase containing a RE-X alloy (where X is a metallic element other than heavy rare-earth elements). Crystal grains of the main phase MP are oriented along the anisotropy axis, and each crystal grain of the main phase, when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the anisotropy axis, has a plane that is quadrilateral in shape or has a close shape thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shoji, Akira Manabe, Noritaka Miyamoto, Motoki Hiraoka, Shinya Omura, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Shinya Nagashima