Hideyuki Imai 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).
Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing a solid electrolyte sheet including: a step of performing preforming on inorganic solid electrolyte particles containing solid particles plastically deformable at 250° C. or lower; and a step of performing shearing processing on one surface of the obtained preformed body, in which a solid electrolyte layer consisting of the inorganic solid electrolyte particles is formed, and a method of manufacturing a negative electrode sheet for an all-solid state secondary battery and an all-solid state secondary battery, which include the method of manufacturing a solid electrolyte sheet.
Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing a solid electrolyte sheet including: heating a preformed body that is obtained by performing pre-pressure-forming on inorganic solid electrolyte particles containing solid particles plastically deformable at 250° C. or lower at a specific temperature or on inorganic solid electrolyte particles containing solid particles that have a thermal decomposition temperature of 250° C. or lower and that are plastically deformable at 250° C. or lower at a specific temperature and then performing pre-pressure-forming at a specific temperature to form a solid electrolyte layer consisting of inorganic solid electrolyte particles, a method of manufacturing a negative electrode sheet for an all-solid state secondary battery, and a method of manufacturing an all-solid state secondary battery, which include the method of manufacturing a solid electrolyte sheet.
Abstract: An electric power generating device for an aircraft, which is driven by an output of an aircraft engine, comprises an input shaft to which a driving force of the engine is transmitted; a transmission arranged with the input shaft; an electric power generator arranged with the input shaft and the transmission and driven by an output of the transmission; a driving force transmission mechanism disposed on a first end side of the input shaft in an axial direction thereof, the driving force transmission mechanism being configured to transmit the output from the transmission to the electric power generator; and a casing including a mounting section on the first end side of the input shaft in the axial direction, wherein the transmission includes an input section provided on a second end side of the input shaft in the axial direction, the input section being configured to receive as an input a rotational driving force from the input shaft, and an output section provided on the first end side of the input shaft in th
Abstract: In a laser processing apparatus for refining magnetic domains of a grain-oriented electromagnetic steel sheet by setting a laser beam to be focused on the grain-oriented electromagnetic steel sheet and scanned in a scanning direction, the laser beam focused on the grain-oriented electromagnetic steel sheet is linearly polarized light, and the angle between the linear polarization direction and the scanning direction is equal to or higher than 0° and lower than 45°.
July 3, 2014
Date of Patent:
September 15, 2020
NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
Koji Hirano, Hirofumi Imai, Hideyuki Hamamura, Tatsuhiko Sakai
Abstract: A pressing device for a toroidal continuously variable transmission, comprises: a disk having a toroidal curved surface and a first cam surface; a cam plate having a cylindrical portion, and an outward facing flange portion having a second cam surface; and a plurality of rolling bodies. The cylindrical portion has a cylinder portion, a projection projecting inward in the radial direction in one axial end portion of the cylinder portion and having a step surface, and an oil supply passage. At least a part of a radial inside opening of the oil supply passage opens to a portion of the cylinder portion positioned further on the other side in the axial direction than the step surface. The oil supply passage has an oil-passage hole penetrating the cylinder portion and an oil-passage groove continuous with the oil-passage hole and recessed from the step surface.
Abstract: A toroidal continuously variable transmission includes a preload spring disposed between a rotary assembly including a first disc and a pressing device, and a driving force transmission shaft, and a thrust bearing disposed between a first member and the preload spring, the first member being one of the rotary assembly and the driving force transmission shaft. In a direction of an axis line, a gap is formed between a second member and the thrust bearing, the second member being the other of the rotary assembly and the driving force transmission shaft. A dimension of the gap in the direction of the axis line is less than a deformation amount of the preload spring in the direction of the axis line, at an elastic limit.
Abstract: A toroidal continuously variable transmission includes: input and output discs; a power roller sandwiched between the input disc and the output disc so as to be tiltable; a trunnion supporting the power roller and configured to be tiltable about a tilt axis of the power roller and reciprocatable in a direction along the tilt axis; a piston attached to a shaft portion of the trunnion so as to be externally fitted to the shaft portion; and a cylinder forming a pressure chamber which makes the piston reciprocate in the direction along the tilt axis. An inside gap is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the shaft portion of the trunnion and an inner peripheral surface of the piston.
Abstract: A sensor includes a plurality of elements and an insulating layer. The plurality of elements is deformable to generate power. The insulating layer is interposed between the plurality of elements. Each of the plurality of elements includes a pair of electrodes and an intermediate layer. The intermediate layer is disposed between the pair of electrodes and formed of one of a rubber and a rubber composition.
Abstract: A position controller includes: an oil temperature acquisition unit that acquires information on an oil temperature of a hydraulic actuator; a position acquisition unit that acquires an actual value of an operation position of an object; a position control unit that calculates an operation command value for a control valve of the hydraulic actuator by closed-loop control so as to reduce a deviation between a target value of the operation position of the object and the actual value; and a gain setting unit that changes at least one gain of the closed-loop control so that sensitivity of the closed-loop control increases as the oil temperature decreases.
Abstract: A position controller that performs position control by outputting a drive signal to a control valve of a hydraulic actuator that changes an operation position of an object, includes: a position acquisition unit that acquires an actual value of an operation position of the object; a position control unit that calculates an operation command value for the control valve by closed-loop control so as to reduce a deviation between a target value of the operation position of the object and the actual value; and a vibration wave application unit that applies a vibration wave to a signal of the closed-loop control so that the operation command value vibrates at a predetermined frequency at start of the closed-loop control.
Abstract: In a toroidal continuously variable transmission including at least one transmission unit including: an input disc and an output disc disposed coaxially; and a power roller tiltably interposed between the input disc and the output disc and configured to transmit a driving force from the input disc to the output disc, an integrally rotating member disposed so as to be spaced apart in an axial direction from at least one disc of the input disc and the output disc of each transmission unit and configured to rotate together with the at least one disc, and an annular interposed member provided between the at least one disc and the integrally rotating member and configured to rotate together with the at least one disc, are provided, and the interposed member is formed with a balance adjustment portion capable of adjusting weight balance in a circumferential direction.
Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet comprising a steel sheet having a surface on which grooves, in which an extending direction crosses a rolling direction and a depth direction is parallel to a sheet thickness direction, are formed, and wherein a molten solidified substance ranging in parallel to the groove exists on both sides of the groove on the surface of the steel sheet, and a height becoming a maximum frequency in a height distribution of height data in which the surface of the steel sheet in a specific area including the groove is measured at regular intervals is set as a virtual plane, and a value of V2/V1 is more than 0.10 and less than 0.80, wherein V1 is a space volume of recess parts recessed from the virtual plane and V2 is a volume of projection parts projected from the virtual plane.
Abstract: Provided is a pressing device for a toroidal continuously variable transmission that is capable of sufficiently supplying lubrication oil to all rollers inside a pocket, and is capable of suppressing the occurrence of fretting wear on the rolling surfaces of the rollers, a first cam surface and a second cam surface. An oil passage 28 is provided for supplying lubrication oil to the inside of each pocket 25 in the inside portion in the radial direction of a retainer 14 that holds a plurality of more than one roller 13 arranged in a row in the radial direction. The center axis O29 of a discharge port 29 that is provided on an end portion on the downstream side of the oil passage 28 and that opens to the inside surface in the radial direction of the pocket 25 is inclined toward the front side in the rotational direction of the retainer 14 with respect to the center axis of the pocket 25.
Abstract: In a continuously variable transmission including: a first transmission unit including a first input disc and a first output disc; and a second transmission unit disposed such that a back surface of a second input disc is opposed to a back surface of the first input disc, an input gear shroud covering an input gear disposed between the back surfaces of the first and second input discs, a first input disc side surface shroud integrally provided to a first input disc support supporting the first input disc on a housing of the continuously variable transmission, and a second input disc side surface shroud integrally provided to a second input disc support supporting the second input disc on the housing of the continuously variable transmission, are provided.
Abstract: Provided is a pressing device for toroidal continuously variable transmission capable of reducing hysteresis that occurs between torque and pressing force. An intermediate sliding member 27 is provided in at least one location of a portion between an end surface on the outside in the radial direction of the retainer 13 of the roller 14 arranged on the outermost side in the radial direction and an inside surface of the pocket 25 on the outside in the radial direction, and a portion between an end surface on the outside in the radial direction of the retainer 13 of one roller 14 of adjoining rollers 14 in the radial direction and an end surface on the inside in the radial direction of the retainer 13 of another roller 14. As a result, the contact area of a sliding contact portion 32 is made smaller than in a case where an intermediate sliding member 27 is not provided.
Abstract: A sensor includes an electrode, an insulator, a pressure receiver, and a pressure imparting unit. The insulator is disposed at a position facing the electrode and away from the electrode. The pressure receiver is disposed on a surface of the insulator on a side opposite to the electrode. The pressure imparting unit presses a part of the insulator toward the electrode at a position different from the pressure receiver to contact the insulator with the electrode. The insulator generates power by contact charging or separation charging with respect to the electrode, to output the power as a signal.
Abstract: A gripping device 18 is provided at the front end of an arm of an assembly robot 2. The gripping device 18 includes a pair of grippers 20 and 22 capable of opening and closing. The side configured to come into contact with a part 4, of each gripper 20, 22 includes a pressure-sensitive sensor 24. The pressure-sensitive sensor 24 includes a first electrode and a second electrode serving as a pair of electrodes and an intermediate layer formed of rubber or a rubber composition between the pair of electrodes. The intermediate layer is configured to generate electricity when deformed by contact with an object (part 4). The side configured to come into contact with the object, of the intermediate layer is subjected to a surface modification treatment and has a higher hardness than the opposite side.
Abstract: Provided is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet including a steel sheet having a steel sheet surface in which a groove, which extends in a direction intersecting a rolling direction and of which a groove depth direction matches a sheet thickness direction, is formed. When an average value of a groove depth in a sheet thickness direction at a central portion of the groove in a longitudinal groove direction is set as an average groove depth D, a straight line, which connects a first point at which a groove depth in the sheet thickness direction becomes 0.05×D and a second point at which the groove depth becomes 0.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a thermoelectric conversion module which is obtained by combining an insulating member, a heat dissipation member, or the like with a bellows-like thermoelectric conversion module and has good structural stability and handleability and good flexibility, a heat conductive laminate used for the thermoelectric conversion module, and methods of producing the same.
Abstract: A toroidal-type stepless transmission includes: at least a pair of an input disc and an output disc; a power roller tiltably provided between the pair of the input disc and the output disc, the power roller being configured to transmit a driving force from the input disc to the output disc; and disc shrouds covering the input disc and the output disc, respectively. Each of the disc shrouds has an outer peripheral portion formed with an oil discharge groove configured to discharge an oil within each disc shroud to the outside, the oil discharge groove penetrating from an inner surface of the disc shroud to an outer surface of the disc shroud and extending in a circumferential direction of the disc shroud.