Patents by Inventor Ryoji Toyoda

Ryoji Toyoda 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: 20220001457
    Abstract: To provide a surface-coated cutting tool exhibiting excellent wear resistance in a high-speed cutting process and having prolonged service life. The surface-coated cutting tool includes a tool substrate containing WC crystal grains and insulating grains, and a coating layer composed of a multiple nitride of Ti, Al, and V and disposed on the surface of the tool substrate. The multiple nitride is represented by a compositional formula: TiaAlbVcN satisfying the following relations: 0.25?a?0.35, 0.64?b?0.74, 0<c?0.06, and a+b+c=1 (wherein each of a, b, and c represents an atomic proportion). The coating layer is characterized by exhibiting a peak attributed to a hexagonal crystal phase and a peak attributed to a cubic crystal phase as observed through X-ray diffractometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota NOZAKI, Ryoji TOYODA
  • Patent number: 10058925
    Abstract: A sialon sintered body and a cutting insert each having thermal shock resistance and VB wear resistance. The sialon sintered body and the cutting insert contain ?-sialon and 21R-sialon and exhibit an X-ray diffraction peak intensity ratio [(I21R/IA)×100] of 5% or greater and smaller than 30%, wherein IA represents the sum of the peak intensities of the sialon species, and I21R represents the peak intensity of 21R-sialon, the ratio being calculated from the peak intensities of the sialon species obtained by using X-ray diffractometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Toyoda, Fumihiro Kikkawa, Atsushi Komura
  • Publication number: 20170216931
    Abstract: A sialon sintered body and a cutting insert each having thermal shock resistance and VB wear resistance. The sialon sintered body and the cutting insert contain ?-sialon and 21R-sialon and exhibit an X-ray diffraction peak intensity ratio R[(I21R/IA)×100] of 5% or greater and smaller than 30%, wherein IA represents the sum of the peak intensities of the sialon species, and I21R represents the peak intensity of 21R-sialon, the ratio being calculated from the peak intensities of the sialon species obtained by using X-ray diffractometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji TOYODA, Fumihiro KIKKAWA, Atsushi KOMURA
  • Patent number: 9695087
    Abstract: A sialon sintered body includes a ?-sialon (Si6-ZAlZOZN8-Z) and at least one polytype sialon, wherein a Z value is 0.4 or greater and 1.0 or less, a proportion of a total of peak intensities of each polytype sialon to a total of peak intensities of each sialon, is 10% or greater and 50% or less, at least one rare earth element B selected from a group consisting of La and Ce and at least one rare earth element C selected from a group consisting of Y, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Er, Yb, and Lu is included, a molar ratio of the rare earth element B and the rare earth element C is 1.0:0.06 to 1.0:3.5 in terms of an oxide, and a total content of the rare earth elements B and C is 0.8 mol % or greater and 4.0 mol % or less in terms of an oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Toyoda, Fumihiro Kikkawa
  • Publication number: 20160207837
    Abstract: A sialon sintered body includes a ?-sialon (Si6-ZAlZOZN8-Z) and at least one polytype sialon, wherein a Z value is 0.4 or greater and 1.0 or less, a proportion of a total of peak intensities of each polytype sialon to a total of peak intensities of each sialon, is 10% or greater and 50% or less, at least one rare earth element B selected from a group consisting of La and Ce and at least one rare earth element C selected from a group consisting of Y, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Er, Yb, and Lu is included, a molar ratio of the rare earth element B and the rare earth element C is 1.0:0.06 to 1.0:3.5 in terms of an oxide, and a total content of the rare earth elements B and C is 0.8 mol % or greater and 4.0 mol % or less in terms of an oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji TOYODA, Fumihiro KIKKAWA
  • Patent number: 8808414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique of improving wear resistance of a Sialon sintered body. The Sialon sintered body has a Sialon phase including at least a ?-Sialon and a 12H-Sialon among an ?-Sialon, the ?-Sialon and the 12H-Sialon. A ratio of a second Sialon total content, which is a sum of the contents of the ?-Sialon and the 12H-Sialon, to a first Sialon total content, which is a sum of contents of the ?-Sialon, the ?-Sialon and the 12H-Sialon, is greater than 20% and not greater than 55%, and a ratio of the content of the 12H-Sialon to the first Sialon total content is not less than 2% and not greater than 55%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroko Nakayama, Ryoji Toyoda
  • Patent number: 8492300
    Abstract: An insert includes a silicon nitride sintered body including ?-Si3N4 as a main component, Mg, and a rare-earth element Re (Y, La, Ce, Er, Dy, Yb). A content of Mg in terms of MgO is 1.0-7.0 mol %, a content of Re in terms of an oxide thereof is 0.4-1.0 mol %, and a total content of Mg and Re is from 1.7 to less than 7.5 mol %. The insert has a graded composition in which oxygen content increases from a surface of the sintered body toward an inside thereof such that 0.8-1.5 mass % of oxygen is contained in a region of less than 0.5 mm inside from the surface, 1.1-2.3 mass % of oxygen is contained in a region of 0.5 mm or more inside from the surface, and a difference in oxygen content between the regions is 0.1-1.0 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Toyoda, Yusuke Suzuki, Yuki Hatano
  • Publication number: 20120066981
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique of improving wear resistance of a Sialon sintered body. The Sialon sintered body has a Sialon phase including at least a ?-Sialon and a 12H-Sialon among an ?-Sialon, the ?-Sialon and the 12H-Sialon. A ratio of a second Sialon total content, which is a sum of the contents of the ?-Sialon and the 12H-Sialon, to a first Sialon total content, which is a sum of contents of the ?-Sialon, the ?-Sialon and the 12H-Sialon, is greater than 20% and not greater than 55%, and a ratio of the content of the 12H-Sialon to the first Sialon total content is not less than 2% and not greater than 55%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroko Nakayama, Ryoji Toyoda
  • Publication number: 20110182682
    Abstract: Provided are a cutting insert and a cutting tool, capable of maintaining cutting performance for a long time. The cutting insert has a cutting blade made of a ceramic including the base and the cutting blade integrated with each other, wherein the base has a first coefficient of thermal expansion larger than a second coefficient of thermal expansion that the cutting blade has; and a difference between the first coefficient and the second coefficient is from more than 0 ppm/K to not more than 3 ppm/K.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Abukawa, Kazuhiro Urashima, Yusuke Suzuki, Tatsuya Ito, Ryoji Toyoda, Koji Kamikawa
  • Publication number: 20100040424
    Abstract: An insert includes a silicon nitride sintered body including ?-Si3N4 as a main component, Mg, and a rare-earth element Re (Y, La, Ce, Er, Dy, Yb). A content of Mg in terms of MgO is 1.0-7.0 mol %, a content of Re in terms of an oxide thereof is 0.4-1.0 mol %, and a total content of Mg and Re is from 1.7 to less than 7.5 mol %. The insert has a graded composition in which oxygen content increases from a surface of the sintered body toward an inside thereof such that 0.8-1.5 mass % of oxygen is contained in a region of less than 0.5 mm inside from the surface, 1.1-2.3 mass % of oxygen is contained in a region of 0.5 mm or more inside from the surface, and a difference in oxygen content between the regions is 0.1-1.0 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Toyoda, Yusuke Suzuki, Yuki Hatano
  • Publication number: 20080119349
    Abstract: This invention provides a long-life Sialon insert, the cutting edge of which is resistant to wear and hard to fracture, and a cutting tool equipped with the Sialon insert. Provided are a Sialon insert made of a Sialon sintered body including a Sialon phase comprising an ?-Sialon and a ?-Sialon, and at least one element, originating from a sintering aid, selected from the group consisting of Sc, Y, Dy, Yb, and Lu in an amount of 0.5 to 5 mol % in terms of an oxide thereof, wherein an ?-value, which shows the proportion of the ?-Sialon in the Sialon phase, is from 10% to 40%; the ?-Sialon has a value of Z from 0.2 to 0.7 wherein Z is a variable of the formula Si6-ZAlZOZN8-Z and within a range: 0<Z?4.2; and the sintered body has an average thermal expansion coefficient of 3.5×10?6/K or less at temperatures of room temperature to 1000° C., and a thermal conductivity of 10 W/m·K or more at temperatures of room temperature to 1000° C., and a cutting tool comprising a holder equipped with the Sialon insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Abukawa, Ryoji Toyoda, Atsushi Komura