Patents by Inventor Katsuaki Ogawa

Katsuaki Ogawa 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: 20210167264
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a conductive material that allows a low electric resistance to be generated, and that is obtained by using an inexpensive and stable conductive material composition containing no adhesive. The conductive material can be provided by a producing method that includes the step of sintering a first conductive material composition that contains silver particles having an average particle diameter (median diameter) of 0.1 ?m to 15 ?m, and a metal oxide, so as to obtain a conductive material. The conductive material can be provided also by a method that includes the step of sintering a second conductive material composition that contains silver particles having an average particle diameter (median diameter) of 0.1 ?m to 15 ?m in an atmosphere of oxygen or ozone, or ambient atmosphere, at a temperature in a range of 150° C. to 320° C., so as to obtain a conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi KURAMOTO, Satoru OGAWA, Katsuaki SUGANUMA, Keun-Soo KIM
  • Patent number: 10457885
    Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance and peeling resistance. This film is coated on a substrate surface, wherein the coating film has a hard carbon that presents relatively black and white when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, a mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, said layer having white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction and black-colored hard carbon dispersed into the cavities in the mesh, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Moriguchi, Tadashi Saito, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Akinori Shibata, Tetsumi Arahi, Katsuaki Ogawa, Takahiro Okazaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10451184
    Abstract: A sliding member includes: a base; a chromium-based hard chromium plated layer formed on the surface of the base; a hard carbon layer that is mainly composed of carbon element and is formed on the hard chromium plated layer. The hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm. A method for producing the sliding member involves heating the surface of the base on which the chromium-based hard chromium plated layer has been formed at a temperature of 250° C. or more so that the hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm, and thereafter forming the hard carbon layer mainly composed of carbon element on the hard chromium plated layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Higuchi, Yutaka Mabuchi, Hideaki Kamiyama, Katsuaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10428416
    Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance (defect resistance) and peeling resistance. This coating film coats a substrate surface, wherein a hard carbon layer is formed extending in columns-shape perpendicular to the substrate when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, the hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Moriguchi, Tadashi Saito, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Tetsumi Arahi, Katsuaki Ogawa, Takahiro Okazaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20170335964
    Abstract: A sliding member includes: a base; a chromium-based hard chromium plated layer formed on the surface of the base; a hard carbon layer that is mainly composed of carbon element and is formed on the hard chromium plated layer. The hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm. A method for producing the sliding member involves heating the surface of the base on which the chromium-based hard chromium plated layer has been formed at a temperature of 250° C. or more so that the hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm, and thereafter forming the hard carbon layer mainly composed of carbon element on the hard chromium plated layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi HIGUCHI, Yutaka Mabuchi, Hideaki Kamiyama, Katsuaki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20170306257
    Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance and peeling resistance. This film is coated on a substrate surface, wherein the coating film has a hard carbon that presents relatively black and white when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, a mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, said layer having white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction and black-colored hard carbon dispersed into the cavities in the mesh, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicants: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki MORIGUCHI, Tadashi SAITO, Yoshikazu TANAKA, Akinori SHIBATA, Tetsumi ARAHI, Katsuaki OGAWA, Takahiro OKAZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA, Yoshihiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20170283935
    Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance (defect resistance) and peeling resistance. This coating film coats a substrate surface, wherein a hard carbon layer is formed extending in columns-shape perpendicular to the substrate when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, the hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicants: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki MORIGUCHI, Tadashi SAITO, Yoshikazu TANAKA, Tetsumi ARAHI, Katsuaki OGAWA, Takahiro OKAZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA, Yoshihiro ITO
  • Patent number: 9759323
    Abstract: A sliding member includes: a base; a chromium-based hard chromium plated layer formed on the surface of the base; a hard carbon layer that is mainly composed of carbon element and is formed on the hard chromium plated layer. The hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm. A method for producing the sliding member involves heating the surface of the base on which the chromium-based hard chromium plated layer has been formed at a temperature of 250° C. or more so that the hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm, and thereafter forming the hard carbon layer mainly composed of carbon element on the hard chromium plated layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Higuchi, Yutaka Mabuchi, Hideaki Kamiyama, Katsuaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9506138
    Abstract: The second compression ring is formed such that the outer peripheral surface shape has a tapered face, and the radial cross-sectional shape is a rectangular ring, a scraper ring, or a Napier ring, and has a piston ring base and a hard film provided at least on an outer peripheral sliding surface thereof. The piston ring base is composed of a low-alloy steel or carbon steel having a Vickers hardness of Hv 350 Hv 550. The outer peripheral sliding surface is formed so that the axial length is from 0.01 to 0.30 mm between the outer edge end part of the tapered outer peripheral sliding surface and an imaginary line contacting with a lower end surface where a curved surface having a diameter that decreases gradually inward from the outer edge end part toward the lower end in the axial direction is parallel to a ring underside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sugiura, Atsushi Chiba, Makoto Kajiwara, Kazuhiro Fujimura, Katsuaki Ogawa, Kazuhiro Sameshima
  • Publication number: 20150362072
    Abstract: A sliding member includes: a base; a chromium-based hard chromium plated layer formed on the surface of the base; a hard carbon layer that is mainly composed of carbon element and is formed on the hard chromium plated layer. The hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm. A method for producing the sliding member involves heating the surface of the base on which the chromium-based hard chromium plated layer has been formed at a temperature of 250° C. or more so that the hydrogen concentration of the hard chromium plated layer is equal to or less than 150 mass ppm, and thereafter forming the hard carbon layer mainly composed of carbon element on the hard chromium plated layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi HIGUCHI, Yutaka MABUCHI, Hideaki KAMIYAMA, Katsuaki OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150225836
    Abstract: The second compression ring is formed such that the outer peripheral surface shape has a tapered face, and the radial cross-sectional shape is a rectangular ring, a scraper ring, or a Napier ring, and has a piston ring base and a hard film provided at least on an outer peripheral sliding surface thereof. The piston ring base is composed of a low-alloy steel or carbon steel having a Vickers hardness of Hv 350 Hv 550. The outer peripheral sliding surface is formed so that the axial length is from 0.01 to 0.30 mm between the outer edge end part of the tapered outer peripheral sliding surface and an imaginary line contacting with a lower end surface where a curved surface having a diameter that decreases gradually inward from the outer edge end part toward the lower end in the axial direction is parallel to a ring underside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SUGIURA, Atsushi CHIBA, Makoto KAJIWARA, Kazuhiro FUJIMURA, Katsuaki OGAWA, Kazuhiro SAMESHIMA
  • Publication number: 20130328274
    Abstract: The second compression ring is formed such that the outer peripheral surface shape has a tapered face, and the radial cross-sectional shape is a rectangular ring, a scraper ring, or a Napier ring, and has a piston ring base and a hard film provided at least on an outer peripheral sliding surface thereof. The piston ring base is composed of a low-alloy steel or carbon steel having a Vickers hardness of Hv 350 Hv 550. The outer peripheral sliding surface is formed so that the axial length is from 0.01 to 0.30 mm between the outer edge end part of the tapered outer peripheral sliding surface and an imaginary line contacting with a lower end surface where a curved surface having a diameter that decreases gradually inward from the outer edge end part toward the lower end in the axial direction is parallel to a ring underside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sugiura, Atsushi Chiba, Makoto Kajiwara, Kazuhiro Fujimura, Katsuaki Ogawa, Kazuhiro Sameshima
  • Patent number: 8592050
    Abstract: A piston ring includes: a refined steel including: carbon C in a range of 0.20% mass to 0.90% mass, silicon Si in a range of 0.10% mass to less than 0.60% mass, manganese Mn in a range of 0.20% mass to 1.50% mass, chromium Cr in a range of 0.30% mass to 2.00% mass, and a remnant including: iron Fe, and an unavoidable impurity. A parameter A calculated from the following expression (1) based on contents of the Si, Mn and Cr is 9.0 or less: parameter A=8.8 Si+1.6 Mn+1.7 Cr—expression (1). A parameter B calculated from the following expression (2) based on contents of the C, Si, Mn and Cr is 10.8 or more: parameter B=36 C+4.2 Si+3.8 Mn+4.5 Cr—expression (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpei Ogawa, Takaaki Kondou, Tomonori Miyazawa, Toyoki Iguchi, Takuma Suzuki, Takeshi Makita, Katsuaki Ogawa, Takahiro Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20130049305
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine oil ring which stably retains, for a long period, the function of scraping excess oil from a cylinder inner wall surface and letting the excess oil flow down to an underside of a piston and ensures reduction in the amount of oil consumption when an internal combustion engine is driven. An internal combustion engine oil ring is provided, whose main body includes, along an inner peripheral surface, a coil expander receiving recess having a generally semicircular shape in cross-section in an oil ring axial direction, an inner peripheral surface of the coil expander receiving recess has an oil return groove formed along an inner peripheral direction for smoothly returning scraped oil to an underside of a piston, and an outer peripheral shape of the groove is composed of a straight line and a curved line continuous therewith in cross-section in the oil ring axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Mamoru Miyamoto, Shiro Shibata, Hiromichi Yokokawa, Katsuaki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20100319647
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a cylinder structure reduced in mutual damage caused by a sliding operation of a piston ring and a cylinder liner when the piston ring having a linear expansion property which follows linear expansion of the cylinder liner made of an aluminum alloy is used. In order to achieve the object, a combination structure of the piston ring and the cylinder liner for an internal combustion engine described below is employed. In the cylinder liner for an internal combustion engine, the inner circumferential surface satisfies the conditions, a ten-point height of roughness profile (RzJIS94) of 0.5 ?m to 1.0 ?m, a core roughness depth (Rk) of 0.2 ?m to 0.4 ?m, a reduced peak height (Rpk) of 0.05 ?m to 0.1 ?m and a reduced valley depths (Rvk) of 0.08 ?m to 0.2 ?m. In the piston ring, the sliding surface against to an inner circumferential surface in the cylinder liner satisfies the conditions, a ten-point height of roughness profile (RzJIS94) of not more than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Ogawa, Tsugane Hirase
  • Publication number: 20090226756
    Abstract: A piston ring includes: a refined steel including: carbon C in a range of 0.20% mass to 0.90% mass, silicon Si in a range of 0.10% mass to less than 0.60% mass, manganese Mn in a range of 0.20% mass to 1.50% mass, chromium Cr in a range of 0.30% mass to 2.00% mass, and a remnant including: iron Fe, and an unavoidable impurity. A parameter A calculated from the following expression (1) based on contents of the Si, Mn and Cr is 9.0 or less: parameter A=8.8 Si+1.6 Mn+1.7 Cr—expression (1). A parameter B calculated from the following expression (2) based on contents of the C, Si, Mn and Cr is 10.8 or more: parameter B=36 C+4.2 Si+3.8 Mn+4.5 Cr—expression (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Junpei OGAWA, Takaaki Kondou, Tomonori Miyazawa, Toyoki Iguchi, Takuma Suzuki, Takeshi Makita, Katsuaki Ogawa, Takahiro Okazaki
  • Patent number: 7493882
    Abstract: A combination of a cylinder liner and a piston ring, wherein the cylinder liner includes, silicon: 23.0-28.0% by weight, magnesium: 0.80-2.0% by weight, copper: 3.0-4.5% by weight, iron: 0.25% by weight or less, nickel: 0.01% by weight or less, wherein surface roughness profile of the inner circumference surface has Rz=0.5 to 1.0 ?m, Rk=0.2 to 0.4 ?m, Rpk=0.05 to 0.1 ?m, Rvk=0.08 to 0.2 ?m, wherein the piston ring includes carbon: 0.6-0.7% by weight, chrome: 13-14% by weight, molybdenum: 0.2-0.4% by weight, silicon: 0.25-0.50% by weight, manganese: 0.2-0.5% by weight, and wherein carbides with the diameter of 5.0 ?m and less are 4-10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Iwao Hiraishi, Katsuaki Ogawa, Hiromi Ishikawa, Tsugane Hirase, Kazuhiro Sameshima
  • Publication number: 20080053396
    Abstract: The disclosed is a combination of a cylinder liner and a piston ring which contacts to a inner circumference surface of the cylinder liner at the pressure of 0.03 to 0.2 MPa, wherein the composition of the cylinder liner includes, silicon: 23.0 to 28.0% by weight, magnesium: 0.80 to 2.0% by weight, copper: 3.0 to 4.5% by weight, iron: 0.25% by weight or less, nickel: 0.01% by weight or less, and the rest: unavoidable impurities and aluminum, and wherein surface roughness profile of the inner circumference surface has Rz 0.5 to 1.0 ?m, Rk=0.2 to 0.4 ?m, Rpk=0.05 to 0.1 ?m, Rvk=0.08 to 0.2 ?m, meanwhile, wherein the composition of a piston ring includes carbon: 0.6 to 0.7% by weight, chrome: 13 to 14% by weight, molybdenum: 0.2 to 0.4% by weight, silicon: 0.25 to 0.50% by weight, manganese: 0.2 to 0.5% by weight, and the rest: unavoidable impurities and iron, and wherein carbides with the diameter of 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Iwao HIRAISHI, Katsuaki Ogawa, Hiromi Ishikawa, Tsugane Hirase, Kazuhiro Sameshima
  • Patent number: 6698763
    Abstract: A piston ring having a stainless steel base material, the base material having an upper surface, a lower surface, an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface, the surfaces each having a nitride layer formed thereon, the nitride layer each first being formed to have a compound layer and a diffusion layer, the diffusion layer of the outer circumferential surface then being exposed by removing the compound layer of the outer circumferential surface, the exposed diffusion layer thereafter having an ion-plating deposition layer of hard ceramic formed thereon, the piston ring wherein the exposed diffusion layer is entirely removed on the upper and lower corners of the upper and lower surface and the outer circumferential surface by chamfering corner regions of the nitride layer located around the upper and lower corners before the ion-plating deposition layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Ogawa, Minako Chinou
  • Patent number: 6631907
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention a piston ring for internal combustion engines for use with a piston and a cylinder, is provided that has an external circumferential sliding surface adapted to slid against the internal wall of the cylinder. The piston ring has an ion-plating deposition layer formed over the externtal circumferential sliding surface, the deposition layer having pores and being made of a mixture of a first chromium nitride of CrN type and a second chromium nitride of Cr2N type. The mixing ratios in the mixture are more than 45.5 and less than 98.0 weight percent for the first chromium nitride and the balance portion for the second chromium nitride. According to another embodiment of the present invention, a piston ring for internal combustion engines for use with a piston and a cylinder, is provided that has an external circumferential sliding surface adapted to slid against the internal wall of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motonobu Onoda, Katsuaki Ogawa, Kazuo Shimizu