Patents by Inventor Kimio Nishimura

Kimio Nishimura 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: 20190228606
    Abstract: Included are a medium insertion port that accepts insertion of a medium from a customer; a determination section that determines whether or not the inserted medium is a counterfeit note; and a notification section that notifies a specific notification target selected from plural notification targets when the determination section has determined the inserted medium to be a counterfeit note.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimio NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10279504
    Abstract: A manufacture method that includes positioning the permanent magnet body of which a surface is coated with a coating film for deterioration prevention, a scheduled cleavage portion of the permanent magnet body being located between two fulcrums, which are edge portions of a die, supporting the permanent magnet body, and cleaving the permanent magnet body into a cleaved magnet body and the magnet piece by pressing the scheduled cleavage portion of the permanent magnet body is provided. The manufacture method also includes cutting the coating-film between the cleaved magnet body and the magnet piece by pressing an end portion of the cleaved magnet piece from a pressing side of the scheduled cleavage portion, the end portion being on a side opposite to a cleavage surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Ohshima, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kimio Nishimura, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Akihisa Hori, Michito Kishi
  • Publication number: 20190027760
    Abstract: A membrane catalyst layer assembly production method is provided for producing a membrane catalyst layer assembly by discharging catalyst ink having a solvent and a solid component onto an electrolyte membrane. The membrane catalyst layer assembly production method includes forming a first catalyst ink layer having a first porosity on the electrolyte membrane by controlling a porosity of a catalyst ink layer that is formed by the catalyst ink making impact with the electrolyte membrane by adjusting an amount of solvent in the catalyst ink in drop form prior to impact with the electrolyte membrane, and forming a second catalyst ink layer having a second porosity, which is different from the first porosity, on the first catalyst ink layer, by adjusting the amount of solvent in the catalyst ink in drop form prior to impact with the first catalyst ink layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michito KISHI, Tooru KOSEMURA, Takayuki HIRAO, Hiroshi MIYAOKA, Yasuhiro NUMAO, Jun INOMATA, Kimio NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180309135
    Abstract: [Problems] To easily and efficiently manufacture a catalyst layer having high catalytic activity and to easily manufacture a fuel cell having high power generation efficiency. [Solution] An apparatus for forming a catalyst layer 3 for a fuel cell on an electrolyte film (application object) 2, the apparatus including: a holding portion 6 that holds a sheet-shaped electrolyte film 2, an application portion 7 that applies a catalyst ink 5 for forming the catalyst layer 3 on at least one side of the electrolyte film 2 held by the holding portion 6, a chamber portion 8 that is capable of forming a space 55 including the holding portion 6, and a suction portion 9 that depressurizes the inside of the space 55 formed by the chamber portion 8 so as to dry the catalyst ink 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Futoshi SHIMAI, Hiroshi OKONOGI, Yasuhiro NUMAO, Takayuki HIRAO, Kimio NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9908255
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing magnet segments constituting a field pole magnetic body formed by cleaving a magnetic body at a plurality of scheduled cleaving parts is provided. The apparatus includes placing tables on which a magnetic body having a coating applied to an outer surface thereof is placed, a pressing unit that cleaves the magnetic body by pressing the magnetic body from an opposite side of an incision at a scheduled cleaving part arranged between two of the placing tables, and a cutting unit that cuts the coaling of the magnetic body present at the scheduled cleaving part after the magnetic body is cleaved, by applying a moment in a direction opposite to a moment generated in the magnetic body between the two placing tables at the time of cleaving. Cleaving divides the magnetic body into a magnet segment and an uncleaved magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takaichi, Kimio Nishimura, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi
  • Patent number: 9899148
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a field pole magnet body includes a reference jig having reference surfaces in a lengthwise direction, a width direction, and a thickness direction for positioning the plurality of cleaved and divided magnet fragments; a lengthwise direction pressing means that presses the magnet fragments from the lengthwise direction to the lengthwise direction reference surface; a width direction pressing means that presses them from the width direction to the width direction reference surface; and a thickness pressing means that presses them from the thickness direction to the thickness direction reference surface. The lengthwise direction pressing means is operated to press the magnet fragments in a state in which a pressing force of at least one of the width direction pressing means and the thickness direction pressing means is suppressed to be weaker than a pressing force generated by the lengthwise direction pressing means or is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Matsushita, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Kimio Nishimura, Kazuhiro Takaichi, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Kunitomo Ishiguro
  • Publication number: 20180026273
    Abstract: A method is provided that modifies a catalyst layer of a membrane catalyst layer assembly, which is manufactured by transferring the catalyst layer formed on a transfer sheet onto an electrolyte membrane. In the catalyst layer correction method, presence or absence of a defect in the catalyst layer is detected. The defect is removed based on the size and position of the detected defect. The portion from which the defect has been removed is repaired by application thereto of a correcting ink corresponding to the catalyst layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi OKONOGI, Aurel FUNAR, Yasuhiro NUMAO, Tooru KOSEMURA, Takayuki HIRAO, Kimio NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9825513
    Abstract: A rectangular wire is wound on a stator core having a plurality of teeth and a plurality of slots. A plurality of rectangular wire elements is provided by cutting a rectangular wire into a predetermined length and bending into a substantial U-shape. A plurality of rectangular wire pieces configured to form a coil by connecting predetermined end portions of the rectangular wire elements is molded as a sub-assembly. Each of the plurality of the rectangular wire elements is inserted into a predetermined pair of the slots from a first end face of the stator core such that the respective end portions of the rectangular wire elements project from a second end face of the stator core. The rectangular wire pieces of the sub-assembly are fixed to the end portions of the rectangular wire elements, thereby manufacturing a stator coil having compact coil ends easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sekikawa, Kimio Nishimura, Masahiro Omata, Yasushi Matsushita, Min Wu, Takumi Ohshima, Hiroaki Shibukawa, Koji Higaki, Kunitomo Ishiguro, Yuhei Yamane
  • Patent number: 9796150
    Abstract: A field-pole magnet manufacturing apparatus manufactures magnet pieces that constitute a field-pole magnet arranged in a rotary electric machine by fracturing the magnet. This manufacturing apparatus includes: a support unit on which the magnet is placed; a fracture unit that is arranged opposite to the support unit across the magnet and is configured to fracture the magnet by pressing the magnet while in contact with the magnet; and a powder removal unit that is configured to remove crush powder produced by fracture of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Koike, Kimio Nishimura, Hiroharu Takeuchi, Kunitomo Ishiguro, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yoshinori Izawa
  • Patent number: 9779871
    Abstract: A manufacturing device for cleft magnets comprises a cleaving mechanism for cleaving a magnet plate by applying a pressing force to the magnet plate corresponding to a back of a groove formed on one surface of the magnet plate and a carry-in mechanism for carrying the magnet plate to a cleaving position by the cleaving mechanism. By comprising a foreign matter removal mechanism for removing a foreign matter adhering to the magnet plate before the magnet plate is carried to the cleaving position by the carry-in mechanism, the foreign matter adhering to the magnet plate is removed before cleaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Shibukawa, Kimio Nishimura, Masahiro Omata, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Hideki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9754719
    Abstract: A cutting method and a cutting device of cutting a magnet body including a coating film feed, in a state where the magnet body in which cutout grooves serving as brittle sections are provided on a lower surface along cutting planned positions is supported by dies serving as two support points from the lower side, the magnet body to a position where the brittle section is arranged between both the support points, and press the magnet body from the upper side of a position offset rearward in the feeding direction from the brittle section between both the support points, so as to cut the magnet body into a cut magnet body and a magnet piece smaller than the cut magnet body while cutting the coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumi Ohshima, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kimio Nishimura, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Akihisa Hori, Michito Kishi
  • Publication number: 20170187271
    Abstract: A rectangular wire is wound on a stator core having a plurality of teeth and a plurality of slots. A plurality of rectangular wire elements is provided by cutting a rectangular wire into a predetermined length and bending into a substantial U-shape. A plurality of rectangular wire pieces configured to form a coil by connecting predetermined end portions of the rectangular wire elements is molded as a sub-assembly. Each of the plurality of the rectangular wire elements is inserted into a predetermined pair of the slots from a first end face of the stator core such that the respective end portions of the rectangular wire elements project from a second end face of the stator core. The rectangular wire pieces of the sub-assembly are fixed to the end portions of the rectangular wire elements, thereby manufacturing a stator coil having compact coil ends easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi SEKIKAWA, Kimio NISHIMURA, Masahiro OMATA, Yasushi MATSUSHITA, Min WU, Takumi OHSHIMA, Hiroaki SHIBUKAWA, Koji HIGAKI, Kunitomo ISHIGURO, Yuhei YAMENE
  • Patent number: 9659707
    Abstract: A one-piece field-pole magnet is manufactured by filling a gap formed between magnetic pieces placed on a plane with an adhesive or resin. During the process, a pushing member applies a pushing force onto each of the magnet pieces in a thickness direction thereof. The pushing member comprises pushing parts each of which pushes each of the magnet pieces, thereby equalizing the pushing forces applied to the respective magnet pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takaichi, Kimio Nishimura, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Kunitomo Ishiguro, Yasuhisa Koike
  • Patent number: 9625539
    Abstract: A magnet evaluating device evaluates an evaluation magnet by passing the evaluation magnet, which is formed by connecting a plurality of magnetic sections with insulating material in between, and a master magnet of the same form through an alternating magnetic field generated by an excitation coil, measuring the eddy current occurring in the magnetic section as voltage or current occurring in a detection coil and comparing the measured value for the evaluation magnet and the measured value for the master magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Higaki, Kimio Nishimura, Masahiro Omata, Hideki Watanabe, Yasuhisa Koike, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Hiroaki Shibukawa, Kazuhiro Takaichi, Hideo Sakuyama, Yuhei Yamane, Yoshito Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9613749
    Abstract: A manufacturing device for a field pole magnet body includes a reference jig having reference surfaces in the lengthwise direction, width direction, and thickness direction for positioning a plurality of cleaved and divided magnet fragments in an aligned state. The manufacturing device further includes a first pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the thickness direction reference surface from the thickness direction of a magnet body to align them in the thickness direction, and a second pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the width direction reference surface from the width direction of the magnet body to align them in the width direction. An operational axis line of a pressing part of at least one of the first and second pressing means is arranged to be tilted such that it approaches the lengthwise direction reference surface at the side that abuts the magnet fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Matsushita, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Kimio Nishimura, Kazuhiro Takaichi, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Kunitomo Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 9562279
    Abstract: A boring cutter body (5) is inserted into a circular hole (3) and is rotated and moved in an axial direction, whereby screw-shaped groove parts (11) are formed by using a tool bit (9) provided on a tip end of an outer peripheral portion, and broken surfaces (15) are formed by breaking tips of ridge parts generated by formation of the groove parts (11). Moreover, the groove parts (11) are processed through electric discharge machining using a wire electrode (17) provided to the boring cutter body (5) behind the tool bit (9) in the rotating direction, thereby forming finely roughened portions (41) having more finely roughened shapes than the broken surfaces (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Shuuji Adachi, Mitsuo Uchiyama, Yoshirou Noguchi, Takahiro Iwasaki, Kimio Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160243719
    Abstract: A manufacture method that includes positioning the permanent magnet body of which a surface is coated with a coating film for deterioration prevention, a scheduled cleavage portion of the permanent magnet body being located between two fulcrums, which are edge portions of a die, supporting the permanent magnet body, and cleaving the permanent magnet body into a cleaved magnet body and the magnet piece by pressing the scheduled cleavage portion of the permanent magnet body is provided. The manufacture method also includes cutting the coating-film between the cleaved magnet body and the magnet piece by pressing an end portion of the cleaved magnet piece from a pressing side of the scheduled cleavage portion, the end portion being on a side opposite to a cleavage surface side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi OHSHIMA, Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, Kimio NISHIMURA, Takashi SEKIKAWA, Yasushi MATSUSHITA, Akihisa HORI, Michito KISHI
  • Publication number: 20160211073
    Abstract: A cutting method and a cutting device of cutting a magnet body including a coating film feed, in a state where the magnet body in which cutout grooves serving as brittle sections are provided on a lower surface along cutting planned positions is supported by dies serving as two support points from the lower side, the magnet body to a position where the brittle section is arranged between both the support points, and press the magnet body from the upper side of a position offset rearward in the feeding direction from the brittle section between both the support points, so as to cut the magnet body into a cut magnet body and a magnet piece smaller than the cut magnet body while cutting the coating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumi OHSHIMA, Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, Kimio NISHIMURA, Takashi SEKIKAWA, Yasushi MATSUSHITA, Akihisa HORI, Michito KISHI
  • Publication number: 20160136835
    Abstract: The magnet cutting device includes a pair of supporting portions spaced apart by a predetermined distance and configured to support the magnet from a bottom side, a blade configured to press the magnet supported by the pair of supporting portions from an upper side of the magnet, and a magnet supporting tool arranged between the pair of supporting portions to support the magnet from the bottom side of the magnet. A surface of the magnet supporting tool to be held in contact with the magnet is shaped such that a central part of an upper end is higher than the upper ends of the pair of supporting portions and an end part of the upper end is lower than the upper ends of the pair of supporting portions when the magnet is placed on the surface, the upper end having a slope connecting the central part and the end part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Takumi OHSHIMA, Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, Kimio NISHIMURA, Takashi SEKIKAWA, Yasushi MATSUSHITA, Akihisa HORI, Michito KISHI
  • Patent number: 9330840
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a field pole magnetic body formed by laminating magnet segments produced by cutting and dividing a permanent magnet and to be arranged in a rotary electric machine includes a housing part adapted to successively house a plurality of the magnet segments having adhesive applied to cut surfaces with the cut surfaces facing each other and has an inner side surface adjacent to outer side surfaces of the housed magnet segments, and a pressing unit adapted to press the magnet segments housed in the housing part toward a bottom part of the housing part in a longitudinal direction. The magnet segments are restrained in a width direction and a thickness direction by the inner side surface of the housing part when the magnet segments are pressed by the pressing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takaichi, Kimio Nishimura, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi