Patents by Inventor Manabu OOGA

Manabu OOGA 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: 11440129
    Abstract: An electrode tip portion is provided with a projection portion and a plurality of recess portions. The plurality of the recess portions are independent of one another, and are provided at the electrode tip portion in a dispersed manner. The projection portion is a region other than regions where the recess portions are provided, and is configured to be equipped with a continuous surface that continues in regions among the plurality of the recess portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Hioki, Manabu Ooga, Tomonori Yanagawa, Shun Kato, Takashi Goto, Hideaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 11247293
    Abstract: A highly corrosion-resistant spot weldment can be produced at low cost without occurrence of prominent protrusions and the like on the surface. The spot weldment is joined by a nugget formed inside stacked sheet materials through bringing a pair of electrodes arranged opposite to each other into pressure contact with the stacked sheet materials from outside and energizing the stacked sheet materials from the electrodes. The nugget has a diameter that is ?4?t (t: thickness of sheet material) and a flattening level of 3.5 to 8, which is a ratio of diameter to thickness. Both outer surface parts of the sheet materials are free from protrusions formed due to bulging of molten metal. Even when the electrodes are made of a copper alloy, the increased amount of Cu in the outer surface parts is 0.2 mass % or less with respect to the component composition before spot welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsuoka, Tatsuyuki Amago, Takashi Asada, Toru Hioki, Manabu Ooga, Shuhei Ogura
  • Publication number: 20210268597
    Abstract: A spot welding method includes a heating step of energizing an electrode in pressure contact with an Al alloy member to heat and melt a join part by resistance heating and a cooling step of cooling the join part after the heating step in a state in which the electrode is in pressure contact with the Al alloy member. The alloy is a wrought alloy of Mg: 0.2 to 1.2 mass %, Si: 0.4 to 1.5%, and Cu: 1.1% or less or a casting alloy of Si: 7 to 11% and Mg: 0.1 to 0.4% with respect to 100% as a whole. The cooling step includes a first cooling process performed with a reduced amount of input energy to the join part as compared with the heating step and a second cooling process performed after the first cooling process at a higher cooling rate than that in the first cooling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki MATSUOKA, Takanori NAKAGAKI, Kyosuke IZUNO, Koki NAKADA, Manabu OOGA
  • Publication number: 20200156178
    Abstract: An electrode tip portion is provided with a projection portion and a plurality of recess portions. The plurality of the recess portions are independent of one another, and are provided at the electrode tip portion in a dispersed manner. The projection portion is a region other than regions where the recess portions are provided, and is configured to be equipped with a continuous surface that continues in regions among the plurality of the recess portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Tomonori YANAGAWA, Shun KATO, Takashi GOTO, Hideaki MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20200156179
    Abstract: A transfer processing unit of a processing tool for an electrode for resistance spot welding that is configured to mold, through transfer processing, a projection portion and a plurality of recess portions at an electrode tip portion bulging into a projecting shape is provided with a plurality of protrusions that are configured to mold the plurality of the recess portions respectively. A virtual plane that links tips of the plurality of these protrusions with one another assumes a shape coinciding with a surface shape of the electrode tip portion bulging into the projecting shape before transfer processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Shun KATO
  • Publication number: 20200114458
    Abstract: A highly corrosion-resistant spot weldment can be produced at low cost without occurrence of prominent protrusions and the like on the surface. The spot weldment is joined by a nugget formed inside stacked sheet materials through bringing a pair of electrodes arranged opposite to each other into pressure contact with the stacked sheet materials from outside and energizing the stacked sheet materials from the electrodes. The nugget has a diameter that is ?4?t (t: thickness of sheet material) and a flattening level of 3.5 to 8, which is a ratio of diameter to thickness. Both outer surface parts of the sheet materials are free from protrusions formed due to bulging of molten metal. Even when the electrodes are made of a copper alloy, the increased amount of Cu in the outer surface parts is 0.2 mass % or less with respect to the component composition before spot welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki MATSUOKA, Tatsuyuki AMAGO, Takashi ASADA, Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Shuhei OGURA
  • Publication number: 20200114461
    Abstract: An electrode tip for resistance spot welding includes a main body with tip and base portions. The tip portion has a bottomed and substantially cylindrical shape. The base portion has a substantially cylindrical shape and merges into the tip portion. The main body is made of a copper alloy such as chromium copper. The tip portion has a bottom part and a barrel part. The bottom part has a pressure-contact surface that is not recessed with respect to a workpiece to be pressed. The barrel part has a substantially cylindrical shape and merges into the bottom part. The electrode tip may have an inner diameter ratio (inner diameter of the barrel part to an outer diameter of the base portion) of 0.4 to 0.6, and may also have a bottom thickness ratio (thickness of the bottom part to the outer diameter of the base portion) of 0.15 to 0.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki MATSUOKA, Tatsuyuki AMAGO, Takashi ASADA, Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Shuhei OGURA