Patents by Inventor Keiko Arimoto

Keiko Arimoto 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: 10829379
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200062601
    Abstract: Provided is polycrystalline diamond having a diamond single phase as basic composition, in which the polycrystalline diamond includes a plurality of crystal grains and contains boron, at least either of nitrogen and silicon, and a remainder including carbon and trace impurities; the boron is dispersed in the crystal grains at an atomic level, and greater than or equal to 90 atomic % of the boron is present in an isolated substitutional type; the nitrogen and the silicon are present in an isolated substitutional type or an interstitial type in the crystal grains; each of the crystal grains has a grain size of less than or equal to 500 nm; and the polycrystalline diamond has a surface covered with a protective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro IKEDA, Keiko ARIMOTO, Katsuko YAMAMOTO, Hitoshi SUMIYA
  • Patent number: 10562776
    Abstract: The present diamond single crystal is a diamond single crystal containing nitrogen atoms, in which a concentration of the nitrogen atoms changes periodically along a crystal orientation of the diamond single crystal, and an arithmetic average value Aave, a maximum value Amax, and a minimum value Amin of the distance of one period along the crystal orientation satisfy the relationship expressed by the following equation (I): (Amax)/1.25?(Aave)?(Amin)/0.75??(I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuko Yamamoto, Keiko Arimoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 10519068
    Abstract: A cubic boron nitride polycrystal includes cubic boron nitride, the cubic boron nitride having an average grain size of not more than 150 nm, the cubic boron nitride polycrystal having a crack generation load of not less than 25 N in a breaking strength test in which an R200 ?m diamond indenter is used to apply a load at a rate of 100 N/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuh Ishida, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Publication number: 20190300439
    Abstract: Provided is polycrystalline diamond having a diamond single phase as basic composition, in which the polycrystalline diamond includes a plurality of crystal grains and contains boron, hydrogen, oxygen, and the remainder including carbon and trace impurities; the boron is dispersed in the crystal grains at an atomic level, and greater than or equal to 90 atomic % of the boron is present in an isolated substitutional type; hydrogen and oxygen are present in an isolated substitutional type or an interstitial type in the crystal grains; each of the crystal grains has a grain size of less than or equal to 500 nm; and the polycrystalline diamond has a surface covered with a protective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro IKEDA, Keiko ARIMOTO, Katsuko YAMAMOTO, Hitoshi SUMIYA
  • Patent number: 10421129
    Abstract: A polycrystalline diamond body contains diamond particles, the diamond particles have a mean particle size of 50 nm or less, and a crack initiation load is 10 N or more as measured in a fracture strength test by pressing a diamond indenter D with a tip radius Dr of 50 ?m against a surface of the polycrystalline diamond body at a load rate F of 100 N/min. Accordingly, a polycrystalline diamond body that is tough and has a small diamond particle size, a cutting tool, a wear-resistant tool, a grinding tool, and a method for producing the polycrystalline diamond body are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuh Ishida, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Publication number: 20180257992
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20180141818
    Abstract: The present diamond single crystal is a diamond single crystal containing nitrogen atoms, in which a concentration of the nitrogen atoms changes periodically along a crystal orientation of the diamond single crystal, and an arithmetic average value Aave, a maximum value Amax, and a minimum value Amin of the distance of one period along the crystal orientation satisfy the relationship expressed by the following equation (I): (Amax)/1.25?(Aave)?(Amin)/0.75??(I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuko Yamamoto, Keiko Arimoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Publication number: 20180079010
    Abstract: A polycrystalline diamond body contains diamond particles, the diamond particles have a mean particle size of 50 nm or less, and a crack initiation load is 10 N or more as measured in a fracture strength test by pressing a diamond indenter D with a tip radius Dr of 50 ?m against a surface of the polycrystalline diamond body at a load rate F of 100 N/min. Accordingly, a polycrystalline diamond body that is tough and has a small diamond particle size, a cutting tool, a wear-resistant tool, a grinding tool, and a method for producing the polycrystalline diamond body are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yuh Ishida, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Publication number: 20180029942
    Abstract: A cubic boron nitride polycrystal includes cubic boron nitride, the cubic boron nitride having an average grain size of not more than 150 nm, the cubic boron nitride polycrystal having a crack generation load of not less than 25 N in a breaking strength test in which an R200 ?m diamond indenter is used to apply a load at a rate of 100 N/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yuh Ishida, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 9878956
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 9850135
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon and a plurality of impurities other than carbon. A concentration of each of the plurality of impurities is not higher than 0.01 mass %, and the nano polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size (a maximum length) not greater than 500 nm. The nano polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by preparing graphite in which a concentration of an impurity is not higher than 0.01 mass % and converting graphite to diamond by applying an ultra-high pressure and a high temperature to graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 9714197
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20160272546
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20160264422
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20150274533
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond having excellent resistance to crack propagation is provided. The polycrystalline diamond includes layered diamond and granular diamond. The layered diamond is formed by laminating plate-like diamond layers. When the polycrystalline diamond is observed in an arbitrary cross section, the layered diamond appearing at an observation visual field in the cross section occupies an area of more than or equal to 90% of the total area of the polycrystalline diamond in the observation visual field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Keiko Arimoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 8784767
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond includes cubic diamond and hexagonal diamond, and a ratio of X-ray diffraction peak intensity of a (100) plane of the hexagonal diamond to X-ray diffraction peak intensity for a (111) plane of cubic diamond is not lower than 0.01%. In addition, a present method of manufacturing polycrystalline diamond includes the steps of preparing a non-diamond carbon material having a degree of graphitization not higher than 0.58 and directly converting the non-diamond carbon material to cubic diamond and hexagonal diamond and sintering the non-diamond carbon material, without adding any of a sintering agent and a binder, under pressure and temperature conditions at which diamond is thermodynamically stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sumiya, Katsuko Yamamoto, Takeshi Sato, Keiko Arimoto
  • Publication number: 20140186629
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20140170055
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon and a plurality of impurities other than carbon. A concentration of each of the plurality of impurities is not higher than 0.01 mass %, and the nano polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size (a maximum length) not greater than 500 nm. The nano polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by preparing graphite in which a concentration of an impurity is not higher than 0.01 mass % and converting graphite to diamond by applying an ultra-high pressure and a high temperature to graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 8747798
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond includes cubic diamond and hexagonal diamond, and a ratio of X-ray diffraction peak intensity of a (100) plane of the hexagonal diamond to X-ray diffraction peak intensity for a (111) plane of cubic diamond is not lower than 0.01%. In addition, a present method of manufacturing polycrystalline diamond includes the steps of preparing a non-diamond carbon material having a degree of graphitization not higher than 0.58 and directly converting the non-diamond carbon material to cubic diamond and hexagonal diamond and sintering the non-diamond carbon material, without adding any of a sintering agent and a binder, under pressure and temperature conditions at which diamond is thermodynamically stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sumiya, Katsuko Yamamoto, Takeshi Sato, Keiko Arimoto