Patents by Inventor Masaaki Ito

Masaaki Ito 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: 20220203440
    Abstract: Provided is a rare earth magnet that allows suppressing deterioration of magnetic properties and a method for manufacturing the same. The rare earth magnet of the present disclosure includes a magnet body containing a rare earth element R1, a transition metal element T, and boron B and includes a main phase. A region in the vicinity of a corner portion of the magnet body of a constituent surface constituting a surface of the magnet body is a processed surface on which a removal process has been performed, and a region closer to a center than the region in the vicinity of the corner portion of the constituent surface is a non-processed surface on which the removal process is not performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mayumi TAKAZAWA, Kazuaki HAGA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Masaaki ITO, Hisanori KOMA, Shinya SANO, Kensuke KOMORI, Keiu KANADA
  • Publication number: 20220199321
    Abstract: A rare-earth magnet and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes: preparing Sm-Fe-N magnetic powder; preparing reforming material powder containing metallic zinc; mixing the magnetic powder and the reforming material powder to obtain mixed powder; subjecting the mixed powder to compression molding in a magnetic field to obtain a magnetic-field molded body; subjecting the magnetic-field molded body to pressure sintering to obtain a sintered body; and subjecting the sintered body to heat treatment. A content proportion of the metallic zinc in the reforming material powder is 10 to 30% by mass with respect to the mixed powder. When a temperature and time in conditions for the heat treatment are defined as x° C. and y hours, respectively, the formulas y??0.32x+136 and 350?x?410 are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki ITO, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Akihito KINOSHITA, Michiya KUME, Hisashi MAEHARA
  • Publication number: 20220197316
    Abstract: The flow rate control device 10 includes a control valve 11, a restriction part 12 provided downstream of the control valve 11, an upstream pressure sensor 13 for measuring a pressure P1 between the control valve 11 and the restriction part 12, a differential pressure sensor 20 for measuring a differential pressure ?P between the upstream and the downstream of the restriction part 12, and an arithmetic control circuit 16 connected to the control valve 11, the upstream pressure sensor 13, and the differential pressure sensor 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru HIRATA, Keisuke IDEGUCHI, Shinya OGAWA, Katsuyuki SUGITA, Masaaki NAGASE, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA, Hiroyuki ITO
  • Patent number: 11358481
    Abstract: An energy consumption predicting device includes: an acquisition unit acquiring a parameter correlated with at least one of a vehicle speed when a vehicle traveled on a route from a first point to a second point on which a vehicle traveling using only a power source consuming an energy source supplied from outside of the vehicle and stored therein is able to travel, a different vehicle speed when a different vehicle traveled on the route, an output of the power source when the vehicle traveled on the route, and an output of a different power source when the different vehicle traveling using only the same type of different power source as the power source traveled on the route; and a calculation unit calculating a predicted consumption of the energy source which is predicted when the vehicle travels on the route from the first point to the second point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Araki, Masaaki Matsusue, Masayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 11342560
    Abstract: An electrode coating liquid composition that contains an electrode active material, a conductive auxiliary, a dispersant, and a binding agent. The dispersant contains cellulose fibers that satisfy (a)-(c). A total amount of the dispersant and the binding agent is 0.5 mass % or more and 15 mass % or less with respect to 100 mass % of the solid content of the electrode coating liquid composition. (a) the number average width of the shortest widths is 2 nm or more and 200 nm or less. (b) the aspect ratio is 7.5 or more and 75 or less. (c) cellulose I crystals are included and the crystallinity thereof is 70% or more and 95% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: DAI-CHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayano Sofue, Yasuteru Saito, Yosuke Goi, Yoshiki Ito, Tetsuya Higashizaki, Yuji Hoshihara, Masaaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11332818
    Abstract: A method for producing a surface-hardened material, comprising: an immersion step of immersing an iron steel material having nitrogen attached in the form of a solid solution on the surface thereof in a melt containing a chloride at a temperature ranging from 650° C. to 900° C.; and a cooling step of cooling the immersed iron steel material to a temperature equal to or lower than a martensitic transformation start temperature at a cooling rate equal to or higher than a lower critical cooling rare at which martensitic transformation starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIHON PARKERIZING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryu Nakajima, Taro Ito, Tatsuya Matsukawa, Masaaki Beppu
  • Publication number: 20220143580
    Abstract: A molded sintered body containing a mayenite type compound, an inorganic binder sintered material, and a transition metal, wherein a content of the inorganic binder sintered material is 3 to 30 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the molded sintered body, and the molded sintered body has at least one pore peak in each of a pore diameter range of 2.5 to 20 nm and a pore diameter range of 20 to 350 nm. A method for producing the molded sintered body, including mixing a precursor of a mayenite type compound and a raw material of an inorganic binder sintered material to prepare a mixture; molding the mixture to prepare a molded body of the mixture; firing the molded body to prepare a fired product; and supporting a transition metal on the fired product to produce a molded sintered body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: Tsubame BHB Co., Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yasunori INOUE, Munenobu ITO, Kazuhisa KISHIDA, Hideo HOSONO, Masaaki KITANO, Toshiharu YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220140675
    Abstract: Provided is a motor capable of suppressing reduction of the torque of the motor even if the amount of use of the permanent magnets embedded in the rotor core is reduced. A motor includes a rotor with permanent magnets embedded in a rotor core, and a stator positioned on an outer circumference of the rotor. The rotor includes magnetic poles formed around a rotation axis of the rotor, the magnetic poles having the permanent magnets arranged therein. The permanent magnets in adjacent magnetic poles are arranged such that positions of a north pole and a south pole of the permanent magnet in one magnetic pole are inverted from those of the permanent magnet in a magnetic pole adjacent to the one magnetic pole. The permanent magnets each have a residual magnetization that decreases as it moves from the north pole toward the south pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Kyoko NAKAMURA, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20220139601
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rare earth magnet having a main phase and a grain boundary phase and a manufacturing method therefor. In the rare earth magnet of the present disclosure, the overall composition is represented by a formula (R1(1-x-y)LaxCey)u(Fe(1-z)Coz)(100-u-w-v)BwM1v. (R1 is a predetermined rare earth element, M1 is a predetermined element, and the followings are satisfied, 0.05?x?0.25, 0.5?y/(x+y)?0.50, 13.5?u?20.0, 0?z?0.100, 5.0?w?10.0, and 0?v?2.00). The main phase has an R2Fe14B-type crystal structure, and the average grain size and the volume fraction of the main phase are respectively 1.0 ?m to 20.0 ?m and 80.0% to 90.0%. The main phase and the grain boundary phase satisfy, (the existence proportion of La in the grain boundary phase)/(the existence proportion of La in the main phase)>1.30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu SAKUMA, Tetsuya SHOJI, Akihito KINOSHITA, Katsunori DANNO, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Masaaki ITO, Reimi SAKAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220093297
    Abstract: An Sm-Fe-N-based magnetic material according to the present disclosure includes a main phase having a predetermined crystal structure. The main phase has a composition represented by (Sm(1-x-y-z)LaxCeyR1z)2(Fe(1-p-q-s)CopNiqMs)17Nh (where, R1 is predetermined rare earth elements and the like, M is predetermined elements and the like, and 0.04?x+y?0.50, 0?z?0.10, 0?p+q?0.10, 0?s?0.10, and 2.9?h?3.1 are satisfied). A crystal volume of the main phase is 0.833 nm3 to 0.840 nm3. A manufacturing method of the Sm-Fe-N-based magnetic material according to the present disclosure includes nitriding a magnetic material precursor including a crystal phase having a composition represented by (Sm(1-x-y-z)LaxCeyR1z)2(Fe(1-p-q-s)CopNiqMs)17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Tetsuya SHOJI, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Akihito KINOSHITA, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20220093298
    Abstract: An Sm—Fe—N-based magnetic material according to the present disclosure includes a main phase having a predetermined crystal structure. The main phase has a composition represented by a molar ratio formula (Sm(1-x-y-z)LaxCeyR1z)2(Fe(1-p-q-s)CopNiqMs)17Nh (where, R1 is a predetermined rare earth element, M is a predetermined element, and 0?x+y<0.04, 0?z?0.10, 0<p+q?0.10, 0?s?0.10, and 2.9?h?3.1 are satisfied). A lattice volume of the main phase is 0.830 nm3 to 0.840 nm3, and a density of the main phase is 7.70 g/cm3 to 8.00 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ichigozaki, Tetsuya Shoji, Noritsugu Sakuma, Akihito Kinoshita, Masaaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20210328489
    Abstract: An axial gap motor is configured such that: a rotor includes a plurality of rotor cores fixed along the circumferential direction of a rotor pedestal, and a plurality of magnets; and a stator includes a plurality of stator cores fixed along the circumferential direction of a stator pedestal, and coils wound around the stator cores. A first divided surface of each rotor core faces an N-pole of a corresponding magnet, and a second divided surface of the each rotor core faces an S-pole of a corresponding magnet. Respective divided surfaces of the rotor cores are placed to face respective divided surfaces of the stator cores across the magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuaki HAGA, Keiu KANADA, Kensuke Komori, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20210328490
    Abstract: In an axial gap motor, a rotor includes a plurality of rotor cores fixed in a circumferential direction of a rotor base, and a stator includes a plurality of stator cores fixed in a circumferential direction of a stator base, and coils wound around the stator cores. End faces of each of the rotor cores and end faces of the corresponding stator core are opposed to each other while being exposed to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiu KANADA, Kazuaki HAGA, Toshimitsu TAKAHASHI, Mayumi TAKAZAWA, Takuya NOMURA, Shinya SANO, Takeshi TOMONAGA, Hisanori KOMA, Yasuhide YAGYU, Kensuke KOMORI, Tatsuhiko HIRANO, Masaaki ITO, Hiroaki WAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210295743
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved by the Invention] To provide an artificial tissue model that can be more advantageously used in surgical technique training compared to previous artificial tissues, as well as a method of fabricating the same. [Solution] An artificial organ model for surgical technique training comprising two or more fibrous layers 2, 3 layered and bonded to each other so as to be peelable by a surgical technique performed by a surgical technique trainee; the layered and bonded two or more fibrous layers 2, 3 as a whole being saturated with an electroconductive liquid or gel; and two adjacent fibrous layers out of the two or more fibrous layers being formed from different materials or substances or in different colors so as to be recognizable as different membranes by the surgical technique trainee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Young-Kwang PARK, Manabu SHINKE, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20210272751
    Abstract: The production method of a rare earth magnet of the present disclosure includes a coated magnetic powder preparation step, a mixed powder preparation step, and a pressure sintering step. In the coated magnetic preparation step, a zinc-containing coating 12 is formed on the particle surface of a samarium-iron-nitrogen-based magnetic powder to obtain a coated magnetic powder 14. In the mixed powder preparation step, a binder powder 20 having a melting point not higher than the melting point of the coating 12 and the coated magnetic powder 14 are mixed to obtain a mixed powder. In the pressure sintering step, denoting as T1° C. the temperature at which the peak disappears in an X-ray diffraction pattern of the binder powder 20 and as T2° C. the temperature at which the magnetic phase in the samarium-iron-nitrogen-based magnetic powder 10 decomposes, the mixed powder is pressure-sintered at T1° C. or more and (T2?50)° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Tatsuhiko HIRANO, Noritsugu SAKUMA, Akihito KINOSHITA, Masaaki ITO
  • Patent number: 11087922
    Abstract: A method for producing a rare earth magnet, including preparing a melt of a first alloy having a composition represented by (R1vR2wR3x)yTzBsM1t (wherein R1 is a light rare earth element, R2 is an intermediate rare earth element, R3 is a heavy rare earth element, T is an iron group element, and M1 is an impurity element, etc.), cooling the melt of the first alloy at a rate of from 100 to 102 K/sec to obtain a first alloy ingot, pulverizing the first alloy ingot to obtain a first alloy powder having a particle diameter of 1 to 20 ?m, preparing a melt of a second alloy having a composition represented by (R4pR5q)100-uM2u (wherein R4 is a light rare earth element, R5 is an intermediate or heavy rare earth element, M2 is an alloy element, etc.), and putting the first alloy powder into contact with the melt of the second alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Ito, Noritsugu Sakuma, Masao Yano, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Tetsuya Shoji
  • Patent number: 11001501
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a method for producing a silica sol capable of providing consistent production of the silica sol having a uniform particle size of silica particles in any particle size of the silica particles. [Solution] A method for producing a silica sol is a method including a step of mixing liquid (A) containing an alkaline catalyst, water, and a first organic solvent with liquid (B) containing an alkoxysilane or its condensate and a second organic solvent, and liquid (C1) having a pH of 5.0 or higher and lower than 8.0 and containing water or liquid (C2) containing water and being free of an alkaline catalyst to make a reaction liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keiji Ashitaka, Masaaki Ito, Jun Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20210106589
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solid dosage form having good stability, suspensibility in water and fluidity by preparing a solid dosage form containing a compound represented by formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a stabilizer, a sugar alcohol and/or a sugar, a water-soluble polymer and an inorganic substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya MIZUTANI, Masayuki MORIMOTO, Maki OKABE, Masaaki ITO, Go KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210087067
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a silica sol including: a first step of adding an organic acid to at least one of liquid (A) containing an alkaline catalyst, water, and a first organic solvent and liquid (C) containing water; and a second step of mixing the liquid (A) with liquid (B) containing an alkoxysilane or its condensate and a second organic solvent, and the liquid (C) to make a reaction liquid after the first step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keiji ASHITAKA, Yusuke KAWASAKI, Masaaki ITO, Jun SHINODA, Shogo TSUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10910987
    Abstract: To provide a motor control method ensuring that dragging loss at the time of high rotation can be reduced. A motor control method, wherein a composite permanent magnet has a core part and a shell part, the Curie temperature of one of the core part and the shell part is Tc1 K, and the Curie temperature of another is Tc2 K, and wherein when the magnitude of the reluctance torque is equal to or greater than the magnitude of the magnet torque, the temperature of the composite permanent magnet is set at Ts K that is (Tc1?100) K or higher and lower than Tc2 K and when the magnitude of the reluctance torque is less than the magnitude of the magnetic torque, the temperature of the composite permanent magnet is set at lower than the temperature Ts K or Tc1 K, whichever is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Masao Yano, Masaaki Ito, Tetsuya Shoji, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Akira Kato