Patents by Inventor Hajime Yui

Hajime Yui 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: 10865881
    Abstract: A gasket is provided which is configured so that a gasket body is easily separated from a carrier film and the positional shift of the gasket body in stacking can be prevented. The gasket has a combination of a gasket body which contains only a rubber-like elastic body and which, in order to seal a gap between one member and the other member, is mounted in the other member and a carrier film separably stuck to one surface side in the thickness direction of the gasket body, in which an engagement portion is formed in the other surface in the thickness direction of the gasket body at a position corresponding to a portion to be engaged formed in the other member, and the gasket body is mounted in the other member by engagement of the engagement portion and the portion to be engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hajime Yui, Kenichi Oba, Takuro Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200321635
    Abstract: A gasket handling method is provided of suctioning a gasket main body with a suction jig to separate the gasket main body from a carrier film. The gasket handling method separates a gasket main body from a carrier film in a gasket including a combination of the gasket main body and the carrier film adhered thereto, where a suction jig is used to separate the carrier film and the gasket main body; the suction jig includes a suction surface at a position facing the carrier film; the suction surface being formed with a suction groove having a shape that corresponds with a planar shape of the gasket main body, the suction groove being formed with a plurality of suction paths across the entire periphery; and the gasket main body is suctioned to the suction groove with the suction force from the suction paths in the suction jig and separated from the carrier film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hajime YUI, Kenichi OBA, Takuro NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10741853
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a structure which is configured so that the handling workability of a rubber-only gasket is improved and, even when a gasket body and a carrier film adhere to each other, the carrier film is easily detached from the gasket body. To achieve the object, a rubber-only gasket body and a carrier film containing a resin film detachably holding the gasket body are combined and a gasket holding portion containing a three-dimensional shape deformed along an outer shape of the gasket body is provided in a portion overlapping with the gasket body on the plane in the carrier film. The gasket holding portion containing the three-dimensional shape has a stepped shape in which one side surface of the gasket body is not held and only the other side surface and the lower surface of the gasket body are held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Horimoto, Hajime Yui
  • Patent number: 10625445
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a substrate-integrated gasket using screen printing. The method includes: a step for forming, on a surface of a substrate by means of screen printing, a coating layer of a paste for forming a gasket; and a step for hardening the coating layer by pressing, at a predetermined height, a coating layer correction member to the coating layer. The cross-sectional shape of the coating layer formed on the surface of the substrate is corrected by means of the coating layer correction member, and in such state, the coating layer hardens to be a gasket, thereby forming a gasket having a highly accurate cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Yui, Tetsuya Urakawa, Kenichi Oba
  • Patent number: 10626993
    Abstract: The present invention improves the handling properties of a rubber-only gasket and the affixability thereof to an attachment position. To this end, the provided gasket is: obtained by combining a gasket body of the rubber-only type, and a carrier sheet that comprises a resin film and holds the gasket body in an un-adhered state; and characterized in that the gasket body is provided with an adhesive section or bonding section for adhering or bonding the gasket body to an attachment position when attaching the gasket body to the attachment position. The adhesive section or bonding section is prepared by providing the lateral surface of the gasket body with a projecting section, and coating the surface of the projecting section with an adhesive or bonding agent. The gasket body is to be used as a gasket for a fuel cell to be incorporated into a fuel cell stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Saso, Yoshihiro Kurano, Takayuki Horimoto, Tetsuya Urakawa, Kenichi Oba, Takuro Nishimura, Hajime Yui
  • Publication number: 20200096110
    Abstract: When a carrier film is removed from a gasket body of a carrier-film-equipped gasket, in order to easily remove the gasket body adhering to the carrier film from the carrier film, the adhesion area of the gasket body and the carrier film is reduced as a preliminary process of a peeling process of peeling the carrier film from the gasket body against adhesive force in a state where the gasket body is fixed to a base, and then the peeling process is implemented in the state where the adhesion area is reduced. When the gasket body is pressed from the carrier film side with a pressing protrusion portion of a pressing portion, the pressing is performed after the positioning on the plane is performed with positioning means by recess/projection engagement provided beforehand between the pressing portion and the carrier-film-equipped gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime YUI, Kenichi OBA
  • Publication number: 20200096109
    Abstract: A film-integrated gasket is provided in which a gasket body is supported by a gasket support body formed of a resin film and a film thickness t2 at a position where the gasket body is supported is set to be smaller than a film thickness t1 at an adjacent position thereto so as to satisfy a demand for low reaction force by reducing the compression ratio in the thickness directional in mounting. The film-integrated gasket can be provided with a portion compressed in the thickness direction at the position where the gasket body is supported, so that the portion sets a thickness difference. The film-integrated gasket can alternatively be provided with a portion where a plurality of resin films is stacked at an adjacent position to the position where the gasket main body is supported, so that the portion sets a thickness difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hajime YUI, Kenichi OBA
  • Patent number: 10514099
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to make it possible to easily remove a carrier film when removing the carrier film from a gasket body in a carrier-film-equipped gasket, which includes a combination of a rubber-only type gasket body and a resinous carrier film that retains the gasket body, even if the gasket body is adhered to the carrier film. To fulfill the object, a step for peeling, against an adhesive force, the carrier film from the gasket body in a state in which the gasket body is fixed to a base, is carried out. As a preliminary step of the peeling step, the gasket body is pressed from the carrier film side by a pressing device thereby to decrease the adhesion area between the gasket body and the carrier film, and the peeling step is carried out in a state in which the adhesion area has been decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuro Nishimura, Hajime Yui, Kenichi Oba
  • Patent number: 10511034
    Abstract: The invention provides gasket for a fuel battery provided in a fuel battery cell in which an intermediate part including an MEA is interposed between a pair of separators, and structured such that each of a gasket main body retained to one separator of the pair of separators and a gasket main body retained to the other separator comes into contact with the intermediate part at positions where they overlap planarly, wherein bank portions for fixed size stop according to a gasket thickness are integrally formed in both sides or one side in a width direction of both the gasket main bodies. The bank portions for fixed size stop are preferably supported by convex portions which are provided in the separators. Therefore, it is possible to inhibit gasket main bodies from being compressed beyond supposition in the case that contact portions of the gasket main bodies are compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Horimoto, Hajime Yui
  • Patent number: 10465798
    Abstract: The invention provides a gasket which improves a handling workability of a rubber only type gasket. The gasket of the invention is constructed by a combination of a rubber only type gasket main body, and a carrier sheet which is made of a resin film retaining the gasket main body in a non-bonded state, and the carrier sheet is provided with an air inflow port for making air flow into a portion between the carrier sheet and the gasket main body when the gasket main body is detached from the carrier sheet. A gasket retention portion having a three-dimensional shape which is deformed along an outer shape of the gasket main body is arranged at a position which laps over the gasket main body in a plane in the carrier sheet, and the gasket main body is partly accommodated within the gasket retention portion in a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Saso, Yoshihiro Kurano, Takayuki Horimoto, Tetsuya Urakawa, Kenichi Oba, Takuro Nishimura, Hajime Yui
  • Publication number: 20190309850
    Abstract: A two-sided gasket is constituted of gasket bodies respectively provided on both surfaces of a base member in a thickness direction. The gasket has a structure in which one gasket body contributes to ensuring a seal surface pressure in an opposite gasket body, such that a configuration of the opposite gasket body and a method for forming the opposite gasket body are simplified. The gasket includes a base member, one gasket body that is provided on one side surface of the base member in the thickness direction, and an opposite gasket body that is provided on an opposite side surface of the base member in the thickness direction. The one gasket body includes a projection protruding toward the opposite side in the thickness direction. The base member includes a deformed portion protruding toward the opposite side in the thickness direction by covering the projection. The opposite gasket body is formed as a film-shaped rubber layer deposited on a front surface of the deformed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Satomi YOSHIDA, Hajime YUI
  • Publication number: 20190257426
    Abstract: A gasket includes a reinforcing body made of a resin film, a one-side gasket body on one surface of the reinforcing body, and another-side gasket body on another surface of the reinforcing body. The reinforcing body has, between both gasket bodies, a three-dimensional shape in which the resin film is bent. The one-side gasket body includes an inversely-tapered engaging convex portion protruding toward the other-side gasket body, the reinforcing body includes a deformation portion as the three-dimensional shape deforming along a shape of the engaging convex portion, and the other-side gasket body includes an inversely-tapered engaging concave portion embedding therein the engaging convex portion and the deformation portion. At least one of the one-side gasket body and the other-side gasket body includes a flat surface-shaped seal surface, and the reinforcing body has a convex shape as the three-dimensional shape protruding toward the flat surface-shaped seal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sohei SHIRAKAWA, Hajime YUI, Takayuki HORIMOTO, Hidetoshi SASO
  • Patent number: 10350799
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to make it easy to handle all-rubber gaskets. To achieve this purpose, a gasket is characterized in that a gasket body of only rubber is combined with a carrier film that is made from a resin film to hold the gasket body in a non-adhesive state. A three-dimensional portion having a shape that is deformed along the external shape of the gasket body is provided at a position where the gasket body and a plane of the carrier film overlap, and a portion of the gasket body is contained in the three-dimensional section. The gasket body is used as a gasket for fuel cells incorporated into a fuel cell stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Saso, Yoshihiro Kurano, Takayuki Horimoto, Tetsuya Urakawa, Kenichi Oba, Takuro Nishimura, Hajime Yui, Takahiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190128423
    Abstract: A gasket is provided which is configured so that a gasket body is easily separated from a carrier film and the positional shift of the gasket body in stacking can be prevented. The gasket has a combination of a gasket body which contains only a rubber-like elastic body and which, in order to seal a gap between one member and the other member, is mounted in the other member and a carrier film separably stuck to one surface side in the thickness direction of the gasket body, in which an engagement portion is formed in the other surface in the thickness direction of the gasket body at a position corresponding to a portion to be engaged formed in the other member, and the gasket body is mounted in the other member by engagement of the engagement portion and the portion to be engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime YUI, Kenichi OBA, Takuro NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190001540
    Abstract: A gasket with a carrier film containing a combination of a rubber-only gasket body and a carrier film holding the gasket body. The carrier film can be easily detached from the gasket body even when the gasket body adheres to the carrier film. In embodiments, the gasket contains a combination of a rubber-only gasket body and a carrier film holding the gasket body. A tab enlarging the plane area of the gasket body is integrally provided in the gasket body. As a method for handling the gasket, when the carrier film is detached from the gasket body, the carrier film is detached from the gasket body in a state where the gasket body is fixed to a base with the tab or the carrier film is detached from the gasket body with the tab in a state where the carrier film is fixed to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime YUI, Kenichi OBA, Takuro NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180347700
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a structure which is configured so that the handling workability of a rubber-only gasket is improved and, even when a gasket body and a carrier film adhere to each other, the carrier film is easily detached from the gasket body. To achieve the object, a rubber-only gasket body and a carrier film containing a resin film detachably holding the gasket body are combined and a gasket holding portion containing a three-dimensional shape deformed along an outer shape of the gasket body is provided in a portion overlapping with the gasket body on the plane in the carrier film. The gasket holding portion containing the three-dimensional shape has a stepped shape in which one side surface of the gasket body is not held and only the other side surface and the lower surface of the gasket body are held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki HORIMOTO, Hajime YUI
  • Publication number: 20180313448
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to make it possible to easily remove a carrier film when removing the carrier film from a gasket body in a carrier-film-equipped gasket, which includes a combination of a rubber-only type gasket body and a resinous carrier film that retains the gasket body, even if the gasket body is adhered to the carrier film. To fulfill the object, a step for peeling, against an adhesive force, the carrier film from the gasket body in a state in which the gasket body is fixed to a base, is carried out. As a preliminary step of the peeling step, the gasket body is pressed from the carrier film side by a pressing device thereby to decrease the adhesion area between the gasket body and the carrier film, and the peeling step is carried out in a state in which the adhesion area has been decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuro NISHIMURA, Hajime YUI, Kenichi OBA
  • Publication number: 20180163870
    Abstract: The invention provides a gasket which improves a handling workability of a rubber only type gasket. The gasket of the invention is constructed by a combination of a rubber only type gasket main body, and a carrier sheet which is made of a resin film retaining the gasket main body in a non-bonded state, and the carrier sheet is provided with an air inflow port for making air flow into a portion between the carrier sheet and the gasket main body when the gasket main body is detached from the carrier sheet. A gasket retention portion having a three-dimensional shape which is deformed along an outer shape of the gasket main body is arranged at a position which laps over the gasket main body in a plane in the carrier sheet, and the gasket main body is partly accommodated within the gasket retention portion in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hidetoshi SASO, Yoshihiro KURANO, Takayuki HORIMOTO, Tetsuya URAKAWA, Kenichi OBA, Takuro NISHIMURA, Hajime YUI
  • Publication number: 20180163869
    Abstract: The present invention improves the handling properties of a rubber-only gasket and the affixability thereof to an attachment position. To this end, the provided gasket is: obtained by combining a gasket body of the rubber-only type, and a carrier sheet that comprises a resin film and holds the gasket body in an un-adhered state; and characterized in that the gasket body is provided with an adhesive section or bonding section for adhering or bonding the gasket body to an attachment position when attaching the gasket body to the attachment position. The adhesive section or bonding section is prepared by providing the lateral surface of the gasket body with a projecting section, and coating the surface of the projecting section with an adhesive or bonding agent. The gasket body is to be used as a gasket for a fuel cell to be incorporated into a fuel cell stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hidetoshi SASO, Yoshihiro KURANO, Takayuki HORIMOTO, Tetsuya URAKAWA, Kenichi OBA, Takuro NISHIMURA, Hajime YUI
  • Publication number: 20180154558
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a substrate-integrated gasket using screen printing. The method includes: a step for forming, on a surface of a substrate by means of screen printing, a coating layer of a paste for forming a gasket; and a step for hardening the coating layer by pressing, at a predetermined height, a coating layer correction member to the coating layer. The cross-sectional shape of the coating layer formed on the surface of the substrate is corrected by means of the coating layer correction member, and in such state, the coating layer hardens to be a gasket, thereby forming a gasket having a highly accurate cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Hajime YUI, Tetsuya URAKAWA, Kenichi OBA