Patents by Inventor Daisuke Ichigozaki

Daisuke Ichigozaki 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: 20220199321
    Abstract: A rare-earth magnet and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes: preparing Sm-Fe-N magnetic powder; preparing reforming material powder containing metallic zinc; mixing the magnetic powder and the reforming material powder to obtain mixed powder; subjecting the mixed powder to compression molding in a magnetic field to obtain a magnetic-field molded body; subjecting the magnetic-field molded body to pressure sintering to obtain a sintered body; and subjecting the sintered body to heat treatment. A content proportion of the metallic zinc in the reforming material powder is 10 to 30% by mass with respect to the mixed powder. When a temperature and time in conditions for the heat treatment are defined as x° C. and y hours, respectively, the formulas y??0.32x+136 and 350?x?410 are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki ITO, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Akihito KINOSHITA, Michiya KUME, Hisashi MAEHARA
  • Publication number: 20220140675
    Abstract: Provided is a motor capable of suppressing reduction of the torque of the motor even if the amount of use of the permanent magnets embedded in the rotor core is reduced. A motor includes a rotor with permanent magnets embedded in a rotor core, and a stator positioned on an outer circumference of the rotor. The rotor includes magnetic poles formed around a rotation axis of the rotor, the magnetic poles having the permanent magnets arranged therein. The permanent magnets in adjacent magnetic poles are arranged such that positions of a north pole and a south pole of the permanent magnet in one magnetic pole are inverted from those of the permanent magnet in a magnetic pole adjacent to the one magnetic pole. The permanent magnets each have a residual magnetization that decreases as it moves from the north pole toward the south pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Kyoko NAKAMURA, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20220139601
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rare earth magnet having a main phase and a grain boundary phase and a manufacturing method therefor. In the rare earth magnet of the present disclosure, the overall composition is represented by a formula (R1(1-x-y)LaxCey)u(Fe(1-z)Coz)(100-u-w-v)BwM1v. (R1 is a predetermined rare earth element, M1 is a predetermined element, and the followings are satisfied, 0.05?x?0.25, 0.5?y/(x+y)?0.50, 13.5?u?20.0, 0?z?0.100, 5.0?w?10.0, and 0?v?2.00). The main phase has an R2Fe14B-type crystal structure, and the average grain size and the volume fraction of the main phase are respectively 1.0 ?m to 20.0 ?m and 80.0% to 90.0%. The main phase and the grain boundary phase satisfy, (the existence proportion of La in the grain boundary phase)/(the existence proportion of La in the main phase)>1.30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu SAKUMA, Tetsuya SHOJI, Akihito KINOSHITA, Katsunori DANNO, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Masaaki ITO, Reimi SAKAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220131433
    Abstract: Provided is a rotating electrical machine capable of obtaining a higher torque while minimizing the amount of permanent magnets used. A rotor core includes a plurality of first insertion holes each having an auxiliary magnet embedded therein, the auxiliary magnet being embedded so as to surround a rotation axis of a rotor in a cross-section orthogonal to the rotation axis. The rotor core includes a plurality of second insertion holes each having a main magnet embedded therein, the main magnet being embedded so as to extend from the auxiliary magnet toward an outer circumferential direction of the rotor. The rotor includes a plurality of magnetic poles formed around the rotation axis, the magnetic poles each having the auxiliary magnet and the plurality of main magnets. The auxiliary magnet is arranged disproportionately on one side of the first insertion hole in the circumferential direction of the rotor so as to form a clearance on the other side of the first insertion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Hirano, Kyoko Nakamura, Mitsutoshi Akita, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11309777
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine capable of obtaining a higher torque while limiting the amount of permanent magnets used. A magnetic pole of a rotor includes an auxiliary magnet embedded in a rotor core and at least one main magnet arranged on an outer circumferential side than the auxiliary magnet of the rotor. In each magnetic pole, the distance from an end of the main magnet, the end facing the auxiliary magnet, to the auxiliary magnet facing the main magnet is shorter than the length of the main magnet in the radial direction. In a cross-section orthogonal to the rotation axis of the rotating electrical machine, the main magnets of each magnetic pole are arranged so as to be asymmetrical about a virtual line passing the rotation axis and axisymmetrically dividing the auxiliary magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiu Kanada, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Kazuaki Haga, Motoki Hiraoka, Daichi Maruyama, Hisamitsu Toshida, Kyoko Nakamura, Akira Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20220093297
    Abstract: An Sm-Fe-N-based magnetic material according to the present disclosure includes a main phase having a predetermined crystal structure. The main phase has a composition represented by (Sm(1-x-y-z)LaxCeyR1z)2(Fe(1-p-q-s)CopNiqMs)17Nh (where, R1 is predetermined rare earth elements and the like, M is predetermined elements and the like, and 0.04?x+y?0.50, 0?z?0.10, 0?p+q?0.10, 0?s?0.10, and 2.9?h?3.1 are satisfied). A crystal volume of the main phase is 0.833 nm3 to 0.840 nm3. A manufacturing method of the Sm-Fe-N-based magnetic material according to the present disclosure includes nitriding a magnetic material precursor including a crystal phase having a composition represented by (Sm(1-x-y-z)LaxCeyR1z)2(Fe(1-p-q-s)CopNiqMs)17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Tetsuya SHOJI, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Akihito KINOSHITA, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20220093298
    Abstract: An Sm—Fe—N-based magnetic material according to the present disclosure includes a main phase having a predetermined crystal structure. The main phase has a composition represented by a molar ratio formula (Sm(1-x-y-z)LaxCeyR1z)2(Fe(1-p-q-s)CopNiqMs)17Nh (where, R1 is a predetermined rare earth element, M is a predetermined element, and 0?x+y<0.04, 0?z?0.10, 0<p+q?0.10, 0?s?0.10, and 2.9?h?3.1 are satisfied). A lattice volume of the main phase is 0.830 nm3 to 0.840 nm3, and a density of the main phase is 7.70 g/cm3 to 8.00 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ichigozaki, Tetsuya Shoji, Noritsugu Sakuma, Akihito Kinoshita, Masaaki Ito
  • Patent number: 11165317
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a core for a rotary electric machine, the method includes inserting a permanent magnet that is not yet magnetized in a magnet insertion hole that is formed in a rotor core; injecting a magnet fixing material in the magnet insertion hole; curing the magnet fixing material by heating the rotor core and the permanent magnet; and magnetizing the permanent magnet before a temperature of the rotor core and the permanent magnet decreases to a normal temperature, after the curing of the magnet fixing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naomi Inoue, Hiroaki Wakimoto, Tsuyoshi Miyaji, Motoki Hiraoka, Daisuke Ichigozaki
  • Publication number: 20210281153
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine capable of obtaining a higher torque while limiting the amount of permanent magnets used. A magnetic pole of a rotor includes an auxiliary magnet embedded in a rotor core and at least one main magnet arranged on an outer circumferential side than the auxiliary magnet of the rotor. In each magnetic pole, the distance from an end of the main magnet, the end facing the auxiliary magnet, to the auxiliary magnet facing the main magnet is shorter than the length of the main magnet in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiu KANADA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Kazuaki HAGA, Motoki HIRAOKA, Daichi MARUYAMA, Hisamitsu TOSHIDA, Kyoko NAKAMURA, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20210281132
    Abstract: A plurality of auxiliary magnets is embedded in a rotor core so as to surround the rotation axis of the rotating electrical machine in the cross-section orthogonal to the rotation axis. A plurality of main magnets is embedded in the rotor core so as to extend from the auxiliary magnet in the outer circumferential direction of the rotor. A plurality of magnetic poles of the rotor is formed around the rotation axis, the magnetic poles each having the auxiliary magnet and the plurality of main magnets arranged at a distance from each other in the circumferential direction of the rotor, and the plurality of main magnets of each magnetic pole is arranged asymmetrically about a virtual line passing the rotation axis and axisymmetrically dividing the auxiliary magnet of each magnetic pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi AKITA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Tatsuhiko HIRANO, Kyoko NAKAMURA, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20210272751
    Abstract: The production method of a rare earth magnet of the present disclosure includes a coated magnetic powder preparation step, a mixed powder preparation step, and a pressure sintering step. In the coated magnetic preparation step, a zinc-containing coating 12 is formed on the particle surface of a samarium-iron-nitrogen-based magnetic powder to obtain a coated magnetic powder 14. In the mixed powder preparation step, a binder powder 20 having a melting point not higher than the melting point of the coating 12 and the coated magnetic powder 14 are mixed to obtain a mixed powder. In the pressure sintering step, denoting as T1° C. the temperature at which the peak disappears in an X-ray diffraction pattern of the binder powder 20 and as T2° C. the temperature at which the magnetic phase in the samarium-iron-nitrogen-based magnetic powder 10 decomposes, the mixed powder is pressure-sintered at T1° C. or more and (T2?50)° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Tatsuhiko HIRANO, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Akihito KINOSHITA, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20200266691
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a core for a rotary electric machine, the method includes inserting a permanent magnet that is not yet magnetized in a magnet insertion hole that is formed in a rotor core; injecting a magnet fixing material in the magnet insertion hole; curing the magnet fixing material by heating the rotor core and the permanent magnet; and magnetizing the permanent magnet before a temperature of the rotor core and the permanent magnet decreases to a normal temperature, after the curing of the magnet fixing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naomi INOUE, Hiroaki WAKIMOTO, Tsuyoshi MIYAJI, Motoki HIRAOKA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200098496
    Abstract: To provide a rare earth magnet in which particles of SmFeN powder are bound using a Zn alloy powder, wherein generation of a knick at a magnetic field of around 0 is prevented, and a production method thereof. A rare earth magnet including a main phase containing Sm, Fe, and N, at least a part of the main phase having a Th2Zn17-type or Th2Ni17-type crystal structure, a sub-phase containing at least either Si or Sm, and Zn and Fe and being present around the main phase, and an intermediate phase containing Sm, Fe and N as well as Zn and being present between the main phase and the sub-phase, wherein the average Fe content in the sub-phase is 33 at % or less relative to the whole sub-phase, and the average total content of Si and Sm in the sub-phase is from 1.4 to 4.5 at % relative to the whole subs-phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito KINOSHITA, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Tetsuya SHOJI, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Tatsuhiko HIRANO, Kazuaki HAGA, Yukio TAKADA, Satoshi SUGIMOTO, Masashi MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20200098497
    Abstract: To provide a rare earth magnet in which particles of SmFeN powder are bound using a Zn powder, wherein generation of a knick at a magnetic field of around 0 is prevented and high residual magnetic flux density Br is thereby achieved, and a production method thereof. A rare earth magnet including a main phase containing Sm, Fe, and N, at least a part of the main phase having a Th2Zn17-type or Th2Ni17-type crystal structure, a sub-phase containing Zn and Fe and being present around the main phase, and an intermediate phase containing Sm, Fe and N as well as Zn and being present between the main phase and the sub-phase, wherein the average Fe content in the sub-phase is 33 at % or less relative to the whole sub-phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Noritsugu SAKUMA, Tetsuya SHOJI, Akihito KINOSHITA, Kazuaki HAGA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Yukio TAKADA, Satoshi SUGIMOTO, Masashi MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 10546688
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a rare-earth magnet that can resolve a problem of deterioration of the residual magnetization and coercive force of the rare-earth magnet due to spring-back in producing the rare-earth magnet through performing hot deformation processing of upsetting on a sintered body. The method includes a first step of producing the sintered body through press-forming of magnetic powder for a rare-earth magnet, and a second step of producing a rare-earth magnet precursor through hot deformation processing of upsetting in which the sintered body is placed within a plastic processing mold and is pressurized in a predetermined direction so as to impart magnetic anisotropy to the sintered body, and performing cooling of the rare-earth magnet precursor while a predetermined pressure is kept being applied thereto in the predetermined direction, so that the rare-earth magnet is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ichigozaki, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190311851
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technology of further improving magnetic properties (such as residual magnetic flux density) of Nd—Fe—B magnets. The method of producing an Nd—Fe—B magnet of the present disclosure comprises: producing a sintered body having a structure comprising a main phase and a grain boundary phase and having an Nd—Fe—B magnet composition in which Tw/(Rw×Bw) is 2.26 to 2.50, wherein Rw represents a total percent (%) by weight of rare-earth elements and elements other than Fe, Ni, Co, B, N, and C, Tw represents a total percent (%) by weight of Fe, Ni, and Co, and Bw represents a total percent (%) by weight of B, N, and C; and heat treating the sintered body in a low temperature range of 580° C. to 640° C. and a high temperature range of 660° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki HAGA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI
  • 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: 10192679
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rare earth magnet includes: preparing a powder by preparing a rapidly-solidified ribbon by liquid solidification, and by crushing the rapidly-solidified ribbon; manufacturing a sintered compact by press-forming the powder; and manufacturing a rare earth magnet by performing hot deformation processing on the sintered compact to impart anisotropy to the sintered compact. In this method, the rapidly-solidified ribbon is a plurality of fine crystal grains. The powder includes a RE-Fe—B main phase and a grain boundary phase of a RE-X alloy present around the main phase. RE represents at least one of Nd and Pr. X represents a metal element. A nitrogen content in the powder is adjusted to be at least 1,000 ppm and less than 3,000 ppm by performing at least one of the preparation of the powder and the manufacturing of the sintered compact in a nitrogen atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Kano, Tetsuya Shoji, Osamu Yamashita, Daisuke Ichigozaki
  • Publication number: 20180182542
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a rare-earth magnet that can resolve a problem of deterioration of the residual magnetization and coercive force of the rare-earth magnet due to spring-back in producing the rare-earth magnet through performing hot deformation processing of upsetting on a sintered body. The method includes a first step of producing the sintered body through press-forming of magnetic powder for a rare-earth magnet, and a second step of producing a rare-earth magnet precursor through hot deformation processing of upsetting in which the sintered body is placed within a plastic processing mold and is pressurized in a predetermined direction so as to impart magnetic anisotropy to the sintered body, and performing cooling of the rare-earth magnet precursor while a predetermined pressure is kept being applied thereto in the predetermined direction, so that the rare-earth magnet is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Takeshi YAMAMOTO
  • 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