Patents by Inventor Hideaki Kawata

Hideaki Kawata 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: 10502644
    Abstract: [Solving Means] A force-sense presenting apparatus includes a casing structure, a weight, and a drive unit. The weight is provided in the casing structure or incorporated in the casing structure. The drive unit includes a first supporting portion constituted of a pair of supporting structures that support a first side of the weight and a second side opposed to the first side, at least one of the pair of supporting structures being configured to include an actuator capable of providing the weight with biased acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ono, Mikio Takenaka, Shunki Shibaoka, Masaki Kawata, Hideaki Hayashi, Akihiro Nakata
  • Patent number: 10150162
    Abstract: An iron-based sintered alloy for sliding member, in which seizure resistance is improved, and a production method therefor, are provided. The iron-based sintered alloy for sliding member consists of, by mass %, 10 to 30% of Cu, 0.2 to 2.0 % of C, 0.03 to 0.9 % of Mn, 0.36 to 3.65% of S, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities in the overall composition. The iron-based sintered alloy for sliding member exhibits a metallic structure in which copper phases and pores are dispersed in the matrix that includes mainly a martensite structure and sulfide particles are dispersed in the matrix and the copper phases. The sulfide particles are dispersed at 1 to 30 vol. % with respect to the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tokushima, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 10131972
    Abstract: An iron-based sintered sliding member is provided in which solid lubricating agent is dispersed uniformly inside of powder particles in addition to inside of pores and particle interfaces of the powder, the agent is strongly fixed, and sliding properties and mechanical strength are superior. The iron-based sintered sliding member contains S: 0.2 to 3.24 mass %, Cu: 3 to 10 mass %, remainder: Fe and inevitable impurities, as an overall composition; the metallic structure includes a base in which sulfide particles are dispersed, and pores; the base is a ferrite phase or a ferrite phase in which copper phase is dispersed; and the sulfide particles are dispersed at a ratio of 0.8 to 15.0 vol % versus the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 10094009
    Abstract: A sintered alloy having superior heat resistance and superior wear resistance and also having corrosion resistance against salt damage that may occur in cold-weather regions, and a production method therefor, are provided. The sintered alloy consists of, by mass %, 32.4 to 48.4% of Cr, 2.9 to 10.0% of Mo, 0.9 to 2.9% of Si, 0.3 to 1.8% of P, 0.7 to 3.9% of C, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, and it has a density ratio of not less than 90% and includes carbides that are dispersed in a matrix of a metallic structure thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 10006111
    Abstract: A sintered alloy includes, in percentage by mass, Cr: 11.75 to 39.98, Ni: 5.58 to 24.98, Si: 0.16 to 2.54, P: 0.1 to 1.5, C: 0.58 to 3.62 and the balance of Fe plus unavoidable impurities; a phase A containing precipitated metallic carbides with an average particle diameter of 10 to 50 ?m; and a phase B containing precipitated metallic carbides with an average particle diameter of 10 ?m or less, wherein the phase A is randomly dispersed in the phase B and the average particle diameter DA of the precipitated metallic carbides in the phase A is larger than the average particle diameter DB of the precipitated metallic carbides of the phase B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 9982562
    Abstract: A sintered alloy includes, in percentage by mass, Cr: 10.37 to 39.73, Ni: 5.10 to 24.89, Si: 0.14 to 2.52, Cu: 1.0 to 10.0, P: 0.1 to 1.5, C: 0.18 to 3.20 and the balance of Fe plus unavoidable impurities; a phase A containing precipitated metallic carbide with an average particle diameter of 10 to 50 ?m; and a phase B containing precipitated metallic carbide with an average particle diameter of 10 ?m or less, wherein the phase A is randomly dispersed in the phase B and the average particle diameter DA of the precipitated metallic carbide in the phase A is larger than the average particle diameter DB of the precipitated metallic carbide of the phase B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 9982563
    Abstract: A sintered alloy includes, in percentage by mass, Cr: 10.37 to 39.73, Ni: 5.10 to 24.89, Si: 0.14 to 2.52, Cu: 1.0 to 10.0, P: 0.1 to 1.5, C: 0.18 to 3.20 and the balance of Fe plus unavoidable impurities; a phase A containing precipitated metallic carbide with an average particle diameter of 10 to 50 ?m; and a phase B containing precipitated metallic carbide with an average particle diameter of 10 ?m or less, wherein the phase A is randomly dispersed in the phase B and the average particle diameter DA of the precipitated metallic carbide in the phase A is larger than the average particle diameter DB of the precipitated metallic carbide of the phase B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20180094539
    Abstract: A sintered alloy includes, in percentage by mass, Cr: 10.37 to 39.73, Ni: 5.10 to 24.89, Si: 0.14 to 2.52, Cu: 1.0 to 10.0, P: 0.1 to 1.5, C: 0.18 to 3.20 and the balance of Fe plus unavoidable impurities; a phase A containing precipitated metallic carbide with an average particle diameter of 10 to 50 ?m; and a phase B containing precipitated metallic carbide with an average particle diameter of 10 ?m or less, wherein the phase A is randomly dispersed in the phase B and the average particle diameter DA of the precipitated metallic carbide in the phase A is larger than the average particle diameter DB of the precipitated metallic carbide of the phase B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 9744591
    Abstract: An iron-based sintered sliding member is provided in which solid lubricating agent is dispersed uniformly inside of powder particles in addition to inside of pores and particle interfaces of the powder, the agent is strongly fixed, and sliding properties and mechanical strength are superior. The iron-based sintered sliding member contains S: 3.24 to 8.10 mass %, remainder: Fe and inevitable impurities, as an overall composition; the metallic structure includes a ferrite base in which sulfide particles are dispersed, and pores; and the sulfide particles are dispersed at a ratio of 15 to 30 vol % versus the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 9637811
    Abstract: An iron-based sintered sliding member consists of, by mass %, 0.1 to 10% of Cu, 0.2 to 2.0% of C, 0.03 to 0.9% of Mn, 0.52 to 6.54% of S, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities. The iron-based sintered sliding member satisfies the following First Formula in which [S %] represents mass % of S and [Mn %] represents mass % of Mn in the overall composition. The iron-based sintered sliding member exhibits a metallic structure in which pores and sulfide particles are dispersed in the matrix that includes a martensite structure at not less than 50% by area ratio in cross section. The sulfide particles are dispersed at 3 to 30 vol. % with respect to the matrix. [S %]=0.6×[Mn %]+0.5 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata, Hidekazu Tokushima
  • Patent number: 9631669
    Abstract: The oil-impregnated sintered bearing made of iron-copper sintered alloy consisting of 10-59% of Cu, 0.5-3% of Sn, and balance of Fe and impurities, includes pores in the iron-copper sintered alloy matrix of not less than 800 per mm2, has pores exposed at 20-50% by area ratio at the inner circumferential surface with diameters greater than 100 ?m, not more than 0.5%, respectable to the total pores number. The pores number with diameters greater than 80 ?m and not greater than 100 ?m, not more than 0.1%, respectable to the total pores number with diameters greater than 60 ?m and not greater than 80 ?m is 0.5-1.5%, respectable to the total pores number, with diameters greater than 40 ?m and not greater than 60 ?m is 0.8-3% respectable to the total pores number, and the remainder pores are with diameters less than 40 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Nishizawa, Hideaki Kawata, Hidekazu Tokushima
  • Publication number: 20170081747
    Abstract: A sintered alloy includes, in percentage by mass, Cr: 11.75 to 39.98, Ni: 5.58 to 24.98, Si: 0.16 to 2.54, P: 0.1 to 1.5, C: 0.58 to 3.62 and the balance of Fe plus unavoidable impurities; a phase A containing precipitated metallic carbides with an average particle diameter of 10 to 50 ?m; and a phase B containing precipitated metallic carbides with an average particle diameter of 10 ?m or less, wherein the phase A is randomly dispersed in the phase B and the average particle diameter DA of the precipitated metallic carbides in the phase A is larger than the average particle diameter DB of the precipitated metallic carbides of the phase B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKAE, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20160289804
    Abstract: A sintered alloy having superior heat resistance and superior wear resistance and also having corrosion resistance against salt damage that may occur in cold-weather regions, and a production method therefor, are provided. The sintered alloy consists of, by mass %, 32.4 to 48.4% of Cr, 2.9 to 10.0% of Mo, 0.9 to 2.9% of Si, 0.3 to 1.8% of P, 0.7 to 3.9% of C, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, and it has a density ratio of not less than 90% and includes carbides that are dispersed in a matrix of a metallic structure thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKAE, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Patent number: 9404535
    Abstract: A sliding bearing assembly for joints of construction equipment can be provided, in which production cost is reduced by decreasing the used amount of Cu and sulfides having high fixability to a matrix are dispersed. The sliding bearing assembly for joints of construction equipment, includes at least a shaft and a bush made of an iron-based sintered material which functions as a sliding bearing, in which the bush has the overall composition of, by mass %, 0.1 to 10% of Cu, 0.2 to 1.2% of C, 0.03 to 0.9% of Mn, 0.36 to 1.68% of S, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, a metal structure has pores dispersed in a matrix mainly including a martensite structure and sulfide particles precipitated and dispersed, and the sulfide particles are dispersed at 1 to 7 volume % in the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tokushima, Hideaki Kawata, Daisuke Fukae, Osamu Mawatari, Hideki Akita, Makoto Sugaya, Akiko Satou, Osamu Gokita, Shigeyuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9340857
    Abstract: A sintered alloy has an overall composition consisting of, by mass %, 13.05 to 29.62% of Cr, 6.09 to 23.70% of Ni, 0.44 to 2.96% of Si, 0.2 to 1.0% of P, 0.6 to 3.0% of C, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities; a metallic structure in which carbides are precipitated and uniformly dispersed in an iron alloy matrix having dispersed pores; and a density of 6.8 to 7.4 Mg/m3. The carbides include specific carbides having maximum diameter of 1 to 10 ?m and area ratio of 90% or more with respect to the total carbides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 9260772
    Abstract: A hard phase forming alloy powder, for forming a hard phase dispersed in a sintered alloy, consists of, by mass %, 15 to 35% of Mo, 1 to 10% of Si, 10 to 40% of Cr, and the balance of Co and inevitable impurities. A production method, for a wear resistant sintered alloy, includes preparing a matrix forming powder, the hard phase forming alloy powder, and a graphite powder. A wear resistant sintered alloy exhibits a metallic structure in which 15 to 45% of a hard phase is dispersed in a matrix. The hard phase consists of, by mass %, 15 to 35% of Mo, 1 to 10% of Si, 10 to 40% of Cr, and the balance of Co and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 9212572
    Abstract: A sintered valve guide exhibits a metallic structure having a mixed structure and a hard phase in which hard particles are dispersed in an alloy matrix. The mixed structure consists of pearlite, an Fe—P—C ternary eutectic phase, a ferrite phase, a copper phase, and pores, and the mixed structure consists of, by mass %, 0.075 to 0.525% of P, 3.0 to 10.0% of Cu, 1.0 to 3.0% of C, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities. The hard phase is dispersed at 2 to 15 mass % in the mixed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Fujitsuka, Hideaki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20150240870
    Abstract: A sliding bearing assembly for joints of construction equipment can be provided, in which production cost is reduced by decreasing the used amount of Cu and sulfides having high fixability to a matrix are dispersed. The sliding bearing assembly for joints of construction equipment, includes at least a shaft and a bush made of an iron-based sintered material which functions as a sliding bearing, in which the bush has the overall composition of, by mass %, 0.1 to 10 % of Cu, 0.2 to 1.2% of C, 0.03 to 0.9% of Mn, 0.36 to 1.68% of S, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, a metal structure has pores dispersed in a matrix mainly including a martensite structure and sulfide particles precipitated and dispersed, and the sulfide particles are dispersed at 1 to 7 volume % in the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tokushima, Hideaki Kawata, Daisuke Fukae, Osamu Mawarari, Hideki Akita, Makoto Sugaya, Akiko Satou, Osamu Gokita, Shigeyuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8876935
    Abstract: A sintered material for valve guides consists of, by mass %, 1.3 to 3% of C, 1 to 4% of Cu, 0.01 to 0.08% of P, 0.05 to 0.5% of Sn, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities. The sintered material exhibits a metallic structure made of pores and a matrix. The matrix is a mixed structure of a pearlite phase, a ferrite phase, an iron-phosphorus-carbon compound phase, and at least one of a copper-tin alloy phase and a combination of a copper phase and a copper-tin alloy phase. A part of the pores includes graphite that is dispersed therein. The iron-phosphorus-carbon compound phase is dispersed at 3 to 25% by area ratio, and the copper-tin alloy phase and the combination of the copper phase and the copper-tin alloy phase are dispersed at 0.5 to 3.5% by area ratio, with respect to a cross section of the metallic structure, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Fujitsuka, Hideaki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20140314354
    Abstract: The oil-impregnated sintered bearing made of iron-copper sintered alloy consisting of 10-59% of Cu, 0.5-3% of Sn, and balance of De and impurities, includes pores in the iron-copper sintered alloy matrix of not less than 800 per mm2, has pores exposed at 20-50% by area ratio at the inner circumferential surface with diameters greater than 100w, not more than 0.5%, respectable to the total pores number. The pores number with diameters greater than 80 ?m and not greater than 100 ?m, not more than 0.1%, respectable to the total pores number with diameters greater than 60 ?m and not greater than 80 ?m is 0.5-1.5%, respectable to the total pores number, with diameters greater than 40 ?m and not greater than 60 ?m is 0.8-3% respectable to the total pores number, and the remainder pores are with diameters less than 40 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki NISHIZAWA, Hideaki KAWATA, Hidekazu TOKUSHIMA