Patents by Inventor Katsunori Otobe

Katsunori Otobe 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: 20210324913
    Abstract: A sliding member of the present invention includes a base material and a coating layer that is formed on the base material. The coating layer includes a particle aggregate, and the particle aggregate contains two or more kinds of precipitation hardened copper alloy particles that have different compositions. The sliding member has high coating strength and superior wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori IZAWA, Junichi ARAI, Katsunori OTOBE, Shinichi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 11148195
    Abstract: A laminate includes a base substrate, and a coating layer formed on the base substrate. The coating layer includes a copper alloy portions derived from precipitation-hardening copper alloy particles and hard particle portions which are harder than the copper alloy portions, the hard particle portions are derived from hard particles, and the parts bond with each other via an interface. Each of the hard particle portions has a non-spherical shape. A sliding member includes the laminate in at least one sliding portion. A method for manufacturing a laminate includes a step of spraying a mixture in a non-molten state including precipitation-hardening copper alloy particles and hard particles having a non-spherical shape and being harder than the copper alloy particles onto a base substrate, to form a coating layer on the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Izawa, Junichi Arai, Yutaka Mabuchi, Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20210293274
    Abstract: A sliding member of the present invention includes a base material and a coating layer that is formed on the base material. The coating layer includes a particle aggregate that contains precipitation hardened copper alloy particles. The precipitation hardened copper alloy particles contain cobalt (Co) and silicon (Si) The sliding member has high coating strength and superior wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori IZAWA, Junichi ARAI, Katsunori OTOBE, Shinichi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210291263
    Abstract: A laminate includes a base substrate, and a coating layer formed on the base substrate. The coating layer includes a copper alloy portions derived from precipitation-hardening copper alloy particles and hard particle portions which are harder than the copper alloy portions, the hard particle portions are derived from hard particles, and the parts bond with each other via an interface. Each of the hard particle portions has a non-spherical shape. A sliding member includes the laminate in at least one sliding portion. A method for manufacturing a laminate includes a step of spraying a mixture in a non-molten state including precipitation-hardening copper alloy particles and hard particles having a non-spherical shape and being harder than the copper alloy particles onto a base substrate, to form a coating layer on the base substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori IZAWA, Junichi ARAI, Yutaka MABUCHI, Katsunori OTOBE, Shinichi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10927893
    Abstract: A sliding member includes a base substrate and a coating layer formed on the base substrate. The coating layer includes a copper alloy part derived from a plurality of precipitation hardening copper alloy particles. The copper alloy parts are bonded to each other via interfaces between the copper alloy parts. The copper alloy part contains nickel and silicon as additive elements. The copper alloy part contains 2 to 5 percent by mass of nickel. A sliding member for an internal combustion engine includes the sliding member at a sliding part of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Izawa, Junichi Arai, Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10745809
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated member includes a step of spraying a mixture in a non-molten state including a plurality of precipitation hardening copper alloy particles and a plurality of hard particles that have non-spherical shapes having a median aspect ratio of equal to or more than 1.2 and are harder than the copper alloy particles onto a base substrate to form a coating layer on the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Izawa, Junichi Arai, Yutaka Mabuchi, Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200011211
    Abstract: A sliding member includes a base substrate and a coating layer formed on the base substrate. The coating layer includes a copper alloy part derived from a plurality of precipitation hardening copper alloy particles. The copper alloy parts are bonded to each other via interfaces between the copper alloy parts. The copper alloy part contains nickel and silicon as additive elements. The copper alloy part contains 2 to 5 percent by mass of nickel. A sliding member for an internal combustion engine includes the sliding member at a sliding part of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori IZAWA, Junichi ARAI, Katsunori OTOBE, Shinichi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190368049
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated member includes a step of spraying a mixture in a non-molten state including a plurality of precipitation hardening copper alloy particles and a plurality of hard particles that have non-spherical shapes having a median aspect ratio of equal to or more than 1.2 and are harder than the copper alloy particles onto a base substrate to form a coating layer on the base substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO,, LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori IZAWA, Junichi ARAI, Yutaka MABUCHI, Katsunori OTOBE, Shinichi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190344338
    Abstract: A laminate includes a base substrate, and a coating layer formed on the base substrate. The coating layer includes a copper alloy portions derived from precipitation-hardening copper alloy particles and hard particle portions which are harder than the copper alloy portions, the hard particle portions are derived from hard particles, and the parts bond with each other via an interface. Each of the hard particle portions has a non-spherical shape. A sliding member includes the laminate in at least one sliding portion. A method for manufacturing a laminate includes a step of spraying a mixture in a non-molten state including precipitation-hardening copper alloy particles and hard particles having a non-spherical shape and being harder than the copper alloy particles onto a base substrate, to form a coating layer on the base substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori IZAWA, Junichi ARAI, Yutaka MABUCHI, Katsunori OTOBE, Shinichi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9441287
    Abstract: There is provided a surface-coating material having excellent cracking resistance and peeling resistance, and having excellent high-temperature corrosion resistance properties; and a poppet valve coated with the surface-coating material. The Ni—Cr—Co-based alloy comprises 40.0 to 50.0 mass % of Cr, 10.0 to 20.0 mass % of Co, 0.5 to 5.0 mass % of Nb, 0.01 to 5.0 mass % of Fe and 0.1 to 3.0 mass % of Si, with the remainder being 26.0 to 40.0 mass % of Ni and unavoidable impurities. The Ni—Cr—Co-based alloy may additionally comprise one or more elements selected from Mo, W, Mn, Ti, Al, B and C in a total amount of 5.0 mass % or less. The content of each of Ti and Al is 3.0 mass % or less and the content of each of B and C is 1.0 mass % or less. In the poppet valve, at least a face portion is coated with the Ni—Cr—Co-based alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignees: FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD., NITTAN VALVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kazunori Kurahashi, Yoshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9340856
    Abstract: A hard-facing alloy having impact resistance, wear resistance and hot corrosion resistance and containing Fe which is a bountiful resource and inexpensive is provided. Provided are: a Ni—Fe—Cr alloy containing 0 to 20.0 mass % of Mo, 8.0 to 40.0 mass % of W, 20.0 to 40.0 mass % of a total amount of Mo and W, 20.0 to 50.0 mass % of Fe, 12.0 to 36.0 mass % of Cr and 1.0 to 2.5 mass % of B, and the remainder being Ni and unavoidable impurities; and an engine valve welded with the same alloy. The above Ni—Fe—Cr alloy can further contain 15 mass % or less of a total amount of elements selected from Co, Mn, Cu, Si and C, in such cases, 15.0 mass % or less of Co, 5.0 mass % or less of each of Mn and Cu, 2.0 mass % or less of Si and 0.5 mass % or less of C are preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd., Nittan Valve Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kenji Nakagawa, Masanami Iio
  • Patent number: 9206715
    Abstract: A surface hardening material being excellent in impact resistance and having abrasion resistance is provided. Provided are: a high-toughness cobalt-based alloy containing 25.0 to 40.0 mass % of Cr, 0.5 to 12.0 mass % of a sum of W and/or Mo, 0.8 to 5.5 mass % of Si, and 0.5 to 2.5 mass % of B, 8.0 mass % or less of each of Fe, Ni, Mn, and Cu, and 0.3 mass % or less of C, the sum amount of Fe, Ni, Mn, and C being 10.0 mass % or less, and the remainder comprising 48.0 to 68.0 mass % of Co and unavoidable impurities; and an engine valve coated with the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd., Nittan Valve Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kazunori Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 9206319
    Abstract: A surface hardening material being excellent in abrasion resistance and having impact resistance is provided. Provided are: a wear-resistant cobalt-based alloy containing 20.0 to 30.0 mass % of a sum of Mo and/or W, 0.8 to 2.2 mass % of B, 5.0 to 18.0 mass % of Cr, 5.0 mass % or less of a sum of Fe, Ni, Mn, Cu, Si and C, 1.0 mass % or less of Si, and 0.3 mass % or less of C, and the remainder comprising 55.0 to 70.0 mass % of Co and unavoidable impurities; and an engine valve coated with the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd., Nittan Valve Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kazunori Kurahashi
  • Publication number: 20150284828
    Abstract: There is provided a surface-coating material having excellent cracking resistance and peeling resistance, and having excellent high-temperature corrosion resistance properties; and a poppet valve coated with the surface-coating material. The Ni—Cr—Co-based alloy comprises 40.0 to 50.0 mass % of Cr, 10.0 to 20.0 mass % of Co, 0.5 to 5.0 mass % of Nb, 0.01 to 5.0 mass % of Fe and 0.1 to 3.0 mass % of Si, with the remainder being 26.0 to 40.0 mass % of Ni and unavoidable impurities. The Ni—Cr—Co-based alloy may additionally comprise one or more elements selected from Mo, W, Mn, Ti, Al, B and C in a total amount of 5.0 mass % or less. The content of each of Ti and Al is 3.0 mass % or less and the content of each of B and C is 1.0 mass % or less. In the poppet valve, at least a face portion is coated with the Ni—Cr—Co-based alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicants: Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd., Nittan Value Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kazunori Kurahashi, Yoshihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150152529
    Abstract: A hard-facing alloy having impact resistance, wear resistance and hot corrosion resistance and containing Fe which is a bountiful resource and inexpensive is provided. Provided are: a Ni—Fe—Cr alloy containing 0 to 20.0 mass % of Mo, 8.0 to 40.0 mass % of W, 20.0 to 40.0 mass % of a total amount of Mo and W, 20.0 to 50.0 mass % of Fe, 12.0 to 36.0 mass % of Cr and 1.0 to 2.5 mass % of B, and the remainder being Ni and unavoidable impurities; and an engine valve welded with the same alloy. The above Ni—Fe—Cr alloy can further contain 15 mass % or less of a total amount of elements selected from Co, Mn, Cu, Si and C, in such cases, 15.0 mass % or less of Co, 5.0 mass % or less of each of Mn and Cu, 2.0 mass % or less of Si and 0.5 mass % or less of C are preferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicants: NITTAN VALVE CO., LTD., FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kenji Nakagawa, Masanami Iio
  • Publication number: 20130306019
    Abstract: A surface hardening material being excellent in impact resistance and having abrasion resistance is provided. Provided are: a high-toughness cobalt-based alloy containing 25.0 to 40.0 mass % of Cr, 0.5 to 12.0 mass % of a sum of W and/or Mo, 0.8 to 5.5 mass % of Si, and 0.5 to 2.5 mass % of B, 8.0 mass % or less of each of Fe, Ni, Mn, and Cu, and 0.3 mass % or less of C, the sum amount of Fe, Ni, Mn, and C being 10.0 mass % or less, and the remainder comprising 48.0 to 68.0 mass % of Co and unavoidable impurities; and an engine valve coated with the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kazunori Kurahashi
  • Publication number: 20130221261
    Abstract: A surface hardening material being excellent in abrasion resistance and having impact resistance is provided. Provided are: a wear-resistant cobalt-based alloy containing 20.0 to 30.0 mass % of a sum of Mo and/or W, 0.8 to 2.2 mass % of B, 5.0 to 18.0 mass % of Cr, 5.0 mass % or less of a sum of Fe, Ni, Mn, Cu, Si and C, 1.0 mass % or less of Si, and 0.3 mass % or less of C, and the remainder comprising 55.0 to 70.0 mass % of Co and unavoidable impurities; and an engine valve coated with the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: Nittan Valve Co., Ltd., Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura, Kazunori Kurahashi
  • Publication number: 20130224069
    Abstract: Provided is a hydrochloric acid corrosion resistant alloy For brazing that is provided with corrosion resistance against hydrochloric acid, and when brazing various types of stainless steel, can be used for brazing at practical temperatures (1150° C. or less), and has good joint strength and brazeability to the substrate. The hydrochloric acid corrosion resistant alloy of the present invention contains, in mass percent, 6.0-18.0% Mo, 10.0-25.0% Cr, 0.5-5.0% Si, and 4.5-8.0% P, with the remainder being 40.0-73.0% Ni and unavoidable impurities, and the total of Si and P being 6.5-10.5%. In this case, the alloy may contain 12.0% or less of Cu, 20.0% or less of Co, 15.0% or less of Fe, 8.0% or less of W, 5.0% or less of Mn, and 0.5% or less of the total of C, B, Al, Ti, and Nb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110020166
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide at a low cost iron-base heat- and corrosion-resistant brazing material which make it possible to braze parts made of a base metal selected from among various stainless steels, particularly ferritic stainless steels, at a practical temperature (of 1120° C. or lower) and are excellent in the wetting property against the base metal and which can attain excellent resistance to corrosion by sulfuric acid or nitric acid and high strength without coarsening the structure of the base metal. The iron-base heat- and corrosion-resistant brazing material is characterized by comprising 30 to 75 wt % of Fe, 35 wt % or less of Ni and 5 to 20 wt % of Cr in a total amount of Ni and Cr of 15 to 50 wt %, and 7 wt % or less of Si and 4 to 10 wt % of P in a total amount of Si and P of 9 to 13 wt %. The iron-base heat- and corrosion-resistant brazing material further comprising 0.5 to 5 wt % of Mo and/or 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shozo Nagai