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).

  • Publication number: 20140294654
    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: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu TOKUSHIMA, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20140286812
    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: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKAE, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20140271320
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKAE, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20140248174
    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: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKAE, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Patent number: 8617288
    Abstract: A sintered material for valve guides consists of, by mass %, 0.01 to 0.3% of P, 1.3 to 3% of C, 1 to 4% of Cu, 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 a copper phase, and a part of the pores including graphite that is dispersed therein. The iron-phosphorus-carbon compound phase is dispersed at 3 to 25% by area ratio, and the copper phase is 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: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Fujitsuka, Hideaki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20130251585
    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: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKAE, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20130058825
    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: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKAE, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20120082584
    Abstract: A sintered material for valve guides consists of, by mass %, 0.01 to 0.3% of P, 1.3 to 3% of C, 1 to 4% of Cu, 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 a copper phase, and a part of the pores including graphite that is dispersed therein. The iron-phosphorus-carbon compound phase is dispersed at 3 to 25% by area ratio, and the copper phase is dispersed at 0.5 to 3.5% by area ratio, with respect to a cross section of the metallic structure, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki FUJITSUKA, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20120082585
    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: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki FUJITSUKA, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20110146448
    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: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki FUJITSUKA, Hideaki KAWATA
  • Patent number: 7892481
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for wear resistant sintered member is provided. The method includes: compacting a raw powder containing a matrix forming powder and a hard phase forming powder into a green compact, the matrix forming powder containing 90 mass % or more of a powder having the maximum particle diameter of 46 ?m, and the hard phase forming powder being 40 to 70 mass % with respect to the raw powder; and sintering the green compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuaki Yoshihiro, Hideaki Kawata, Hiroki Fujitsuka, Kunio Maki, Toru Tsuboi
  • Publication number: 20100080725
    Abstract: A production method for a sintered valve guide includes preparing a raw powder which is primarily made of an iron powder and which includes at least a copper alloy powder and a graphite powder. The production method further includes compacting the raw powder into a green compact having an approximately cylindrical shape and sintering the green compact at 950 to 1050° C. The iron powder includes particles, which do not pass through a sieve of 240 mesh, at not less than 40 mass %, and not less than 70 mass % of the powder particles have not more than 0.5 of degree of circularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Fujitsuka, Katsunao Chikahata, Hideaki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20100008812
    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. The production method further includes mixing 15 to 45% of the hard phase forming alloy powder and 0.5 to 1.5% of the graphite powder with the matrix forming powder into a raw powder. The production method further includes compacting the raw powder into a green compact having a predetermined shape and includes sintering the green compact. 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: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 7625685
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic mono-component toner which can suppress a selection development on a latent image carrier and can maintain favorable image properties for a long period by using a toner having the coarse powder distribution (S) within a given range in a jumping developing method and an image forming method which uses the toner. In the toner used in the jumping developing method which develops an electrostatic latent image formed on a latent image carrier using a developer carrier, the toner includes toner particles which contain at least a binding resin and a magnetic powder, and the coarse powder distribution (S) of the toner particles satisfies a following formula (1). Coarse powder distribution (S)=(50?A)/2?17 (volume %/?m)??(1) (wherein, A is a volume % of the coarse powder having particle sizes larger than D50 based on volume by 2 ?m or more).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20090269235
    Abstract: A production method for sintered machine components, includes preparing an Fe alloy powder A, an Fe alloy powder B, an Fe—P powder, and a graphite powder. The Fe alloy powder A consists of, by mass %, 25 to 45% of Cr, 1.0 to 3.0% of Mo, 1.0 to 3.0% of Si, 0.5 to 1.5% of C, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities. The Fe alloy powder B consists of, by mass 15 to 35% of Cr, 15 to 30% of Ni, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, and the Fe—P powder consists of 10 to 30 mass % of P and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities. The production method further includes mixing 40 to 60 mass % of the Fe alloy powder B, 1.0 to 5.0 mass % of the Fe—P powder, and 0.5 to 3.5 mass % of the graphite powder with the Fe alloy powder A into a mixed powder. The production method further includes compacting the mixed powder into a green compact and sintering the green compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukae, Hideaki Kawata
  • Patent number: 7601196
    Abstract: Alloy powder for forming a hard phase for a valve seat material having excellent high temperature wear resistance. The overall composition is consisted of Mo: 48 to 60 mass %, Cr: 3 to 12 mass % and Si: 1 to 5 mass %, and the balance of Co and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawata, Koichiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7575619
    Abstract: A wear resistant sintered member comprising an Fe base alloy matrix and a hard phase dispersed in the Fe base alloy matrix and having an alloy matrix and hard particles precipitated and dispersed in the alloy matrix. Manganese sulfide particles having particle size of 10 ?m or less are uniformly dispersed in crystal grains of the overall Fe base alloy matrix, and manganese sulfide particles having particle size of 10 ?m or less are dispersed in the alloy matrix of the hard phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawata, Hiroki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 7572312
    Abstract: A sintered valve seat includes: a matrix; 5 to 40 mass % of a hard phase dispersed in the matrix, the hard phase containing 48 to 60 mass % of Mo; 3 to 12 mass % of Cr; 1 to 5 mass % of Si; and the balance of Co and inevitable impurities; and a structure in which a Cr sulfide is dispersed around the hard phase. The hard phase is formed with a Co base alloy matrix and compounds which are mainly composed of Mo silicides and are integrally precipitated in the Co base alloy matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawata, Hiroki Fujitsuka
  • Publication number: 20090092848
    Abstract: A sintered composite sliding part has an outer member made of an Fe-based wear resistant sintered member in which a hard phase is dispersed in a matrix at 15 to 70% by volume and an inner member made of a stainless ingot steel. The matrix is made of an Fe-based alloy including 11 to 35% by mass of Cr, and the hard phase is formed by precipitating and dispersing at least one selected from the group consisting of intermetallic compounds, metallic suicides, metallic carbides, metallic borides, and metallic nitrides in an alloy matrix made of at least one selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ni, Cr, and Co. The outer member is formed with a hole, the inner member is closely fitted into the hole, and the outer member and the inner member are diffusion bonded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: HITACHI POWDERED METALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuaki Yoshihiro, Hideaki Kawata, Michiharu Mogami, Yutaka Kimura
  • Publication number: 20090053643
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic mono-component toner which can suppress a selection development on a latent image carrier and can maintain favorable image properties for a long period by using a toner having the coarse powder distribution (S) within a given range in a jumping developing method and an image forming method which uses the toner. In the toner used in the jumping developing method which develops an electrostatic latent image formed on a latent image carrier using a developer carrier, the toner includes toner particles which contain at least a binding resin and a magnetic powder, and the coarse powder distribution (S) of the toner particles satisfies a following formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Hideaki Kawata