Patents by Inventor Katsunori Akiyama

Katsunori Akiyama 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: 10988855
    Abstract: A plating apparatus capable of preventing difference in an electrode potential between the pair of cathodes and a disturbance in a current distribution in Haring cell test and so on is provided. A plating apparatus (1) has an anode (12) and a pair of cathodes (13X) (13Y) which are provided in a plating bathtub (11); a plating power source (14) to supply an electric current between the anode (12) and the pair of cathodes (13X) (13Y); and a feedback circuit (21) to have an electrode potential of a first cathode (13X) equal to an electrode potential of a second cathode (13Y) while a summation of electric currents flowing through the pair of cathodes (13X) (13Y) is kept constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAMOTO-MS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Yamamoto, Kimiko Koiwa, Katsunori Akiyama, Masazumi Ishiguro, Yoshiaki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20210008818
    Abstract: An object is to provide a composite material manufacturing method for improving interlayer strength. The present disclosure provides a composite material manufacturing method of laminating a plurality of prepregs (10) formed of a fiber reinforced base material impregnated with an uncured matrix resin and performing hot molding, the method including: using the prepregs (10) each provided with a gap layer (12) that does not contain a resin and is continuous in an in-plane direction and resin layers (11a, 11b) disposed on both surfaces of the gap layer; disposing a plurality of short fibers (13) on facing surfaces of the prepregs (10) that are adjacent to each other; and evacuating the laminated prepregs (10) to degas the gap layer (12) and then performing hot molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yukio TAKEUCHI, Katsunori AKIYAMA, Shunichi MORISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200346321
    Abstract: A machining apparatus (100) is provided with: high-pressure water piping (10) that is capable of supplying high-pressure water (WH); abrasive grain piping (20) that is capable of supplying abrasive grains (AB); a spraying part (30) having a high-pressure water introduction part by which the high-pressure water (WH) is introduced, an abrasive grain introduction part by which the abrasive grains (AB) are introduced, a mixing part that mixes the high-pressure water (WH) and the abrasive grains (AB), and a nozzle that sprays the high-pressure water (WH) with which the abrasive grains (AB) have been mixed onto an object to be machined (OBJ); and a detection part (40) that measures the pressure (PM) inside the abrasive grain piping (20) and detects when the pressure (PM) is less than a lower-limit threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Katsunori AKIYAMA, Hiromi SAKAIDA
  • Patent number: 10697079
    Abstract: A plating device comprising: a water tank into which a plating solution is poured; a tubular nozzle being disposed in the water tank and serving as an anode; a to-be-plated object being disposed in the water tank so as to be opposed to the nozzle and serving as a cathode; a direct-current power source to apply a voltage between the nozzle and the to-be-plated object; and a pump to circulate the plating solution such that the plating solution poured into the water tank passes through the nozzle and is ejected onto the to-be-plated object. A perforated plate member, which includes a through-hole having a smaller diameter than the inside diameter of the nozzle, is arranged on the inflow side of the nozzle such that the through-hole is opposed to an open region of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Yamamoto-MS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Yamamoto, Katsunori Akiyama, Chikako Suzuki, Masazumi Ishiguro
  • Publication number: 20190352793
    Abstract: A plating apparatus capable of preventing difference in an electrode potential between the pair of cathodes and a disturbance in a current distribution in Haring cell test and so on is provided. A plating apparatus (1) has an anode (12) and a pair of cathodes (13X) (13Y) which are provided in a plating bathtub (11); a plating power source (14) to supply an electric current between the anode (12) and the pair of cathodes (13X) (13Y); and a feedback circuit (21) to have an electrode potential of a first cathode (13X) equal to an electrode potential of a second cathode (13Y) while a summation of electric currents flowing through the pair of cathodes (13X) (13Y) is kept constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Wataru YAMAMOTO, Kimiko KOIWA, Katsunori AKIYAMA, Masazumi ISHIGURO, Yoshiaki HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20190003069
    Abstract: A plating device comprising: a water tank into which a plating solution is poured; a tubular nozzle being disposed in the water tank and serving as an anode; a to-be-plated object being disposed in the water tank so as to be opposed to the nozzle and serving as a cathode; a direct-current power source to apply a voltage between the nozzle and the to-be-plated object; and a pump to circulate the plating solution such that the plating solution poured into the water tank passes through the nozzle and is ejected onto the to-be-plated object. A perforated plate member, which includes a through-hole having a smaller diameter than the inside diameter of the nozzle, is arranged on the inflow side of the nozzle such that the through-hole is opposed to an open region of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Wataru YAMAMOTO, Katsunori AKIYAMA, Chikako SUZUKI, Masazumi ISHIGURO
  • Patent number: 9360110
    Abstract: In a dual clutch transmission, on one end side of a first input shaft connectable to an internal combustion engine via a first clutch, a planetary gear mechanism for a predetermined speed stage is provided, and a sun gear thereof is provided to rotate integrally with the first input shaft and an electric motor. A ring gear is fixed to a case, and a synchromesh mechanism is provided connectably and disconnectably with respect to the planetary gear carrier for selecting the predetermined speed stage. When the synchromesh mechanism is connected to the planetary gear carrier, rotation of the carrier is transmitted to the countershaft. The ring gear is attached to an annular attachment member to be fixed to the case. In a circumferential side surface of the attachment member, openings for inserting a shift fork and an opening for inserting a finger for the convenience of assembly work are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Minaminakamichi, Keiji Tojo, Shinji Fujimoto, Katsunori Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20150260268
    Abstract: In a dual clutch transmission, on one end side of a first input shaft connectable to an internal combustion engine via a first clutch, a planetary gear mechanism for a predetermined speed stage is provided, and a sun gear thereof is provided to rotate integrally with the first input shaft and an electric motor. A ring gear is fixed to a case, and a synchromesh mechanism is provided connectably and disconnectably with respect to the planetary gear carrier for selecting the predetermined speed stage. When the synchromesh mechanism is connected to the planetary gear carrier, rotation of the carrier is transmitted to the countershaft. The ring gear is attached to an annular attachment member to be fixed to the case. In a circumferential side surface of the attachment member, openings for inserting a shift fork and an opening for inserting a finger for the convenience of assembly work are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Minaminakamichi, Keiji Tojo, Shinji Fujimoto, Katsunori Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8776369
    Abstract: There is provided a through-hole manufacturing method for a cylindrical body wall that enables the operation of forming a through-hole without leaving a machining burr on the wall of a cylindrical member to be easily and reliably carried out without depending on experts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Michinishi, Koichi Akagi, Shuichi Kajiwara, Katsunori Akiyama, Sunao Aoki
  • Patent number: 8720368
    Abstract: A plating jig can perform the processing of plating wherein a thickness of a plating film formed on each object to be plated becomes even when a plurality of objects to be plated are plated at a time. The plating jig is horizontally disposed, immersed in plating solution, and rotated about a rotational axis. The plating jig includes a plurality of supporting rods and a pair of end plates which support both ends of the supporting rods. The supporting rods are disposed on the circumference of the end plates. A plurality of notches are formed on the supporting rod at regular intervals along the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Yamamoto-MS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Yamamoto, Katsunori Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8288019
    Abstract: A surface coating film includes, a base material which is a hard material; and an oxidation-resistance coating layer containing, as a main component, a complex oxide of Li and at least Al and covering a surface of the base material. Further, a method of manufacturing a surface coated member, includes, supporting a base material which is a hard material in a hermetic container with the use of a holder arranged in the container; arranging a complex oxide forming target containing Li and at least Al, as main components, in the container; feeding oxygen into the container; and forming an oxidation-resistance coating layer that covers the base material to obtain the surface coated member by effecting electric discharge between the complex oxide forming target as an anode and the holder as a cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Nagano, Taiji Kikuchi, Masakatsu Fujita, Yukio Kodama, Toyoaki Yasui, Katsunori Akiyama, Toshiya Watanabe, Chiaki Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20100313420
    Abstract: There is provided a through-hole manufacturing method for a cylindrical body wall that enables the operation of forming a through-hole without leaving a machining burr on the wall of a cylindrical member to be easily and reliably carried out without depending on experts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junya Michinishi, Koichi Akagi, Shuichi Kajiwara, Katsunori Akiyama, Sunao Aoki
  • Publication number: 20100242797
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coating material having a lower thermal conductivity than rare earth stabilized zirconia materials. A thermal barrier coating material comprising mainly a compound represented by composition formula (1): Ln1-xTaxO1.5+x wherein 0.13?x?0.24, and Ln represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Sc, Y and the lanthanoid elements. Also, a thermal barrier coating material comprising mainly a compound represented by composition formula (2): Ln1-xNbxO1.5+x wherein 0.13?x?0.24, and Ln represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Sc, Y and the lanthanoid elements. Also, a thermal barrier coating material comprising mainly a cubic compound having a fluorite structure represented by composition formula (3): Ln3NbO7 wherein Ln represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Sc, Y and the lanthanoid elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Nagano, Taiji Torigoe, Katsunori Akiyama, Masato Shida, Kazutaka Mori, Yasuhiko Tsuru, Ikuo Okada
  • Patent number: 7780824
    Abstract: An electroplating jig which includes: a first insulator plate having an aperture; a second insulator plate sandwiching a body to be plated between the first insulator plate and the second insulator plate so that the body to be plated is faced outside from the aperture; and a conductive plate for conducting electric current supplied from outside to the body to be plated, the conductive plate being arranged between the first or second insulator plate and the body to be plated, wherein the conductive plate is formed using a conductive rubber contacting elastically with the body to be plated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Yamamoto-Ms Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Yamamoto, Katsunori Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20100086370
    Abstract: Provided is a surface coating film having a high degree of hardness and an excellent oxidation-resistance, and a method of manufacturing thereof, a cutting tool and a cutting machine. In the surface coating film, an oxidation-resistance layer containing, as a main component, a complex oxide of Li and at least Al, is coated on the outer surface of a base material, direct thereonto or through the intermediary of a highly hard coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ,LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Nagano, Taiji Kikuchi, Masakatsu Fujita, Yukio Kodama, Toyoaki Yasui, Katsunori Akiyama, Toshiya Watanabe, Chiaki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7682493
    Abstract: The electrode cartridge for measuring an internal stress of a film of plating includes a cathode support, an anode support, a shield plate and an anode shell. The anode support supports an anode plate so that the anode plate is opposite to the cathode plate with a predetermined spacing. The shield plate is interposed between the cathode and anode plates. A through hole is made in the shield plate in such a manner that the through hole confronts a plating section and has a geometry which is reduced by a first predetermined scale factor relative to a geometry of the plating section. An opening is made in the anode shell in such a manner that the opening confronts the plating section and has a geometry which is magnified by a second predetermined scale factor relative to the geometry of the plating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Yamamoto-MS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Yamamoto, Katsunori Akiyama, Fumio Harada, Yutaka Tsuru
  • Patent number: 7622411
    Abstract: There is provided a novel thermal barrier coating material which does not have a problem of phase transition, whose melting point is higher than its working temperature range, whose thermal conductivity is smaller than that of zirconia, and whose thermal expansion coefficient is greater than that of zirconia. The thermal barrier coating material comprises as a main component, a composition having an orthorhombic or monoclinic structure derived from perovskite (for example, a tabular perovskite structure expressed by the composition formula A2B2O7), or a tetragonal layer structure having a c axis/a axis ratio equal to or greater than 3 (for example, a K2NiF4 structure, a Sr3Ti2O7 structure, or a Sr4Ti3O10 structure), a composition expressed by the composition formula LaTaO4, or a composition having an olivine type structure expressed by the composition formula M2SiO4 or (MM?)2SiO4 (where M, M? are divalent metal elements).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Akiyama, Ichiro Nagano, Masato Shida, Satoshi Ota
  • Publication number: 20090120360
    Abstract: A plating jig can perform the processing of plating wherein a thickness of a plating film formed on each object to be plated becomes even when a plurality of objects to be plated are plated at a time. The plating jig is horizontally disposed, immersed in plating solution, and rotated about a rotational axis. The plating jig includes a plurality of supporting rods and a pair of end plates which support both ends of the supporting rods. The supporting rods are disposed on the circumference of the end plates. A plurality of notches are formed on the supporting rod at regular intervals along the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: YAMAMOTO-MS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru YAMAMOTO, Katsunori Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20070151481
    Abstract: There is provided a novel thermal barrier coating material which does not have a problem of phase transition, whose melting point is higher than its working temperature range, whose thermal conductivity is smaller than that of zirconia, and whose thermal expansion coefficient is greater than that of zirconia. The thermal barrier coating material comprises as a main component, a composition having an orthorhombic or monoclinic structure derived from perovskite (for example, a tabular perovskite structure expressed by the composition formula A2B2O7), or a tetragonal layer structure having a c axis/a axis ratio equal to or greater than 3 (for example, a K2NiF4 structure, a Sr3Ti2O7 structure, or a Sr4Ti3O10 structure), a composition expressed by the composition formula LaTaO4, or a composition having an olivine type structure expressed by the composition formula M2SiO4 or (MM?)2SiO4 (where M, M? are divalent metal elements).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Katsunori Akiyama, Ichiro Nagano, Masato Shida, Satoshi Ota
  • Publication number: 20060283704
    Abstract: An electroplating jig which includes: a first insulator plate having an aperture; a second insulator plate sandwiching a body to be plated between the first insulator plate and the second insulator plate so that the body to be plated is faced outside from the aperture; and a conductive plate for conducting electric current supplied from outside to the body to be plated, the conductive plate being arranged between the first or second insulator plate and the body to be plated, wherein the conductive plate is formed using a conductive rubber contacting elastically with the body to be plated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Wataru Yamamoto, Katsunori Akiyama