Patents by Inventor Masamichi KISHIRO

Masamichi KISHIRO 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: 20220341493
    Abstract: An elastic body includes an annular main body portion to be disposed in an annular gap, a seal lip portion extending from a portion, closer to an object to be sealed, of the main body portion and being to be in contact with an inner member, a flange portion extending outwardly from an end, opposite to the object to be sealed, of the main body portion and including a first side closer to the object to be sealed, the first side being to be in contact with an outer member, a side lip portion extending from the end opposite to the object to be sealed in a direction away from the object to be sealed, and a projecting portion formed circumferentially on a second side, opposite to the object to be sealed, of the flange portion. The side lip portion has a back surface configured to be in contact with the projecting portion in response to the side lip portion being pressed by a mating member disposed opposite to the object to be sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi KISHIRO, Nobuhiro NISHIMURA, Naoki MEGURO
  • Publication number: 20220299115
    Abstract: A sealing device that is adapted to be disposed between a reciprocating shaft and an inner peripheral surface of a shaft hole in which the reciprocating shaft is disposed, and that separates an oil side from an atmosphere side, includes an annular oil seal made of a resin, an oil-side rigid ring made of a metal, an elastomeric annular dust seal, and an atmospheric-side rigid ring made of a metal. The oil seal has an oil lip adapted to be in slidable contact with the reciprocating shaft and is formed of a resin having a glass transition temperature of 80 degrees Celsius or higher. The oil-side rigid ring is disposed around the oil seal and supports the oil seal. The dust seal is disposed on the atmosphere side of the oil seal and has a dust lip adapted to be in slidable contact with the reciprocating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi ONODERA, Nobuhiro NISHIMURA, Masamichi KISHIRO
  • Patent number: 11274578
    Abstract: A sealing device seals a rod having a cylindrical part and a cylindrical guide that guides reciprocation of the rod in an axial direction of the rod. The sealing device includes an elastic ring formed of an elastic material, and a rigid ring formed of a rigid material fixed to the elastic ring for reinforcing the elastic ring. The elastic ring includes a lip with which an outer peripheral surface of the rod is in slidable contact. The rigid ring includes a rigid-ring cylindrical part located radially outside an end portion of the guide. The rigid-ring cylindrical part includes multiple hook hasps engaged into at least one recess formed on an outer peripheral surface of the guide. Each of the multiple hook hasps includes a root portion and a distal end portion located radially inward of the root portion and fitted into the recess. A thin portion is formed at the root portion of the hook hasp, the thin portion being thinner than other parts of the hook hasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi Kishiro, Nobuhiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11255437
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a sealing device having high pressure resistance and durability for a reciprocating shaft. [Solution] A sealing device comprising an oil seal member and a dust seal member. The oil seal member and the dust seal member each comprise a rigid ring provided inside a shaft hole and an elastic ring attached to the rigid ring, wherein the elastic ring has formed thereon a lip that slidably contacts a reciprocating shaft. The rigid ring of the dust seal member is detachably fitted in the rigid ring of the oil seal member. The sealing device further comprises another rigid ring provided between the elastic ring of the oil seal member and the elastic ring of the dust seal member in a direction parallel to the axial direction of the reciprocating shaft. This rigid ring is detachably fitted in a concave portion formed radially inward of the rigid ring of the dust seal member and reinforces the elastic ring of the dust seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi Kishiro, Tatsuya Mori, Naoki Meguro
  • Publication number: 20220018441
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing apparatus that can prevent a garter spring from falling off an elastic member. The sealing apparatus comprises a reinforcing ring formed annularly around an axis, an elastic body part that is attached to the reinforcing ring and that is formed annularly around the axis, and a garter spring attached to the elastic body part. The reinforcing ring includes a retainer that is an annular portion projecting to an outer periphery side from an end portion on one side of the reinforcing ring in a direction of the axis. The elastic body part has at least one projection that is formed on the one side of a zone to which the garter spring is attached in the direction of the axis and that projects from the elastic body part to the outer periphery side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Masamichi KISHIRO, Nobuhiro NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210095581
    Abstract: A sealing device seals a rod having a cylindrical part and a cylindrical guide that guides reciprocation of the rod in an axial direction of the rod. The sealing device includes an elastic ring formed of an elastic material, and a rigid ring formed of a rigid material fixed to the elastic ring for reinforcing the elastic ring. The elastic ring includes a lip with which an outer peripheral surface of the rod is in slidable contact. The rigid ring includes a rigid-ring cylindrical part located radially outside an end portion of the guide. The rigid-ring cylindrical part includes multiple hook hasps engaged into at least one recess formed on an outer peripheral surface of the guide. Each of the multiple hook hasps includes a root portion and a distal end portion located radially inward of the root portion and fitted into the recess. A thin portion is formed at the root portion of the hook hasp, the thin portion being thinner than other parts of the hook hasp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi KISHIRO, Nobuhiro NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10962142
    Abstract: A valve stem seal with significantly improved sealing performance while improving workability when fitting the valve stem seal to a valve stem guide. An inner peripheral surface of a fitting section 20B is provided with a plurality of annular seal protrusions which respectively include first inclined surfaces 25a and 26a each having a diameter that increases from a radially inward tip toward a seal section 20A side, and second inclined surfaces 25b and 26b each having a diameter that increases from a radially inward tip toward a side opposite to the seal section 20A. The first seal protrusion 25 which is closest to the seal section 20A is configured so that an inclination of the second inclined surface 25b is smaller than that of the first inclined surface 25a, and the second seal protrusion 26 which is farthest from the seal section 20A is configured so that an inclination of the first inclined surface 26a is smaller than that of the second inclined surface 26b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Oyama, Nobuhiro Nishimura, Hiroshi Onodera, Masamichi Kishiro
  • Patent number: 10767519
    Abstract: A valve stem seal hermetically seals a space formed between a valve stem of a valve which establishes and interrupts communication between a cylinder and a port and a valve guide into which the valve stem is inserted in a reciprocally movable manner, wherein the valve stem seal includes: a reinforcing ring formed into an annular shape centered about an axis, and extending in a radial direction of a ring of the reinforcing ring; and an elastic body portion formed into an annular shape centered about the axis, attached to the reinforcing ring, and including a seal lip which abuts on the valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masamichi Kishiro
  • Publication number: 20200049255
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a sealing device having high pressure resistance and durability for a reciprocating shaft. [Solution] A sealing device comprising an oil seal member and a dust seal member. The oil seal member and the dust seal member each comprise a rigid ring provided inside a shaft hole and an elastic ring attached to the rigid ring, wherein the elastic ring has formed thereon a lip that slidably contacts a reciprocating shaft. The rigid ring of the dust seal member is detachably fitted in the rigid ring of the oil seal member. The sealing device further comprises another rigid ring provided between the elastic ring of the oil seal member and the elastic ring of the dust seal member in a direction parallel to the axial direction of the reciprocating shaft. This rigid ring is detachably fitted in a concave portion formed radially inward of the rigid ring of the dust seal member and reinforces the elastic ring of the dust seal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Masamichi KISHIRO, Tatsuya MORI, Naoki MEGURO
  • Publication number: 20180363802
    Abstract: A valve stem seal with significantly improved sealing performance while improving workability when fitting the valve stem seal to a valve stem guide. An inner peripheral surface of a fitting section 20B is provided with a plurality of annular seal protrusions which respectively include first inclined surfaces 25a and 26a each having a diameter that increases from a radially inward tip toward a seal section 20A side, and second inclined surfaces 25b and 26b each having a diameter that increases from a radially inward tip toward a side opposite to the seal section 20A. The first seal protrusion 25 which is closest to the seal section 20A is configured so that an inclination of the second inclined surface 25b is smaller than that of the first inclined surface 25a, and the second seal protrusion 26 which is farthest from the seal section 20A is configured so that an inclination of the first inclined surface 26a is smaller than that of the second inclined surface 26b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki OYAMA, Nobuhiro NISHIMURA, Hiroshi ONODERA, Masamichi KISHIRO
  • Publication number: 20180163580
    Abstract: A valve stem seal hermetically seals a space formed between a valve stem of a valve which establishes and interrupts communication between a cylinder and a port and a valve guide into which the valve stem is inserted in a reciprocally movable manner, wherein the valve stem seal includes: a reinforcing ring formed into an annular shape centered about an axis, and extending in a radial direction of a ring of the reinforcing ring; and an elastic body portion formed into an annular shape centered about the axis, attached to the reinforcing ring, and including a seal lip which abuts on the valve stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Masamichi KISHIRO