Patents by Inventor Susumu Nishiwaki

Susumu Nishiwaki 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: 10580602
    Abstract: A hermetic terminal for a high-capacity relay includes: a metal container provided with a through hole; a pipe lead inserted through the through hole; an insulating glass hermetically sealing the metal container and the pipe lead; and a terminal base passing through and hermetically secured to the pipe lead and made of a low-resistance metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsushi Morikawa, Akira Okuno, Susumu Nishiwaki, Yutaka Onezawa
  • Patent number: 10249443
    Abstract: According to a hermetic terminal based on the present invention, a hermetic terminal (10) to be hermetically fixed to an aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20) includes: a base (11) which has a through hole, is to be attached to a case (16) of the aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; at least one lead (12) which is inserted into the through hole of the base (11), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; and an insulating glass (13) which hermetically seals a gap between the base (11) and the lead (12). Surfaces of portions of the base (11) and the lead (12) which come into contact with an electrolytic solution within the case (16) are composed of a metal material having corrosion resistance to the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Honda, Susumu Nishiwaki, Masahiro Taketomi, Akira Okuno, Tarou Hirai, Ko Mamiya
  • Publication number: 20180286614
    Abstract: A hermetic terminal for a high-capacity relay includes: a metal container provided with a through hole; a pipe lead inserted through the through hole; an insulating glass hermetically sealing the metal container and the pipe lead; and a terminal base passing through and hermetically secured to the pipe lead and made of a low-resistance metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tetsushi MORIKAWA, Akira OKUNO, Susumu NISHIWAKI, Yutaka ONEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180151300
    Abstract: According to a hermetic terminal based on the present invention, a hermetic terminal (10) to be hermetically fixed to an aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20) includes: a base (11) which has a through hole, is to be attached to a case (16) of the aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; at least one lead (12) which is inserted into the through hole of the base (11), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; and an insulating glass (13) which hermetically seals a gap between the base (11) and the lead (12). Surfaces of portions of the base (11) and the lead (12) which come into contact with an electrolytic solution within the case (16) are composed of a metal material having corrosion resistance to the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroki HONDA, Susumu NISHIWAKI, Masahiro TAKETOMI, Akira OKUNO, Tarou HIRAI, Ko MAMIYA
  • Patent number: 8310106
    Abstract: To suppress the magnetizing inrush current occurring when supplying power of three phases of the transformer are performed simultaneously using three single-phase circuit breakers or a non-phase segregated operation-type circuit breaker, without providing a circuit breaker with a resistor or other equipment. A magnetizing inrush current suppression method for transformer suppresses a magnetizing inrush current occurring at the start of energizing of a three-phase transformer 300, when a three-phase power supply 100 is input to a terminal of each phase by means of a three-phase circuit breaker 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tadashi Koshiduka, Minoru Saito, Susumu Nishiwaki, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Koichi Futagami, Yoshimasa Sato, Tsuyoshi Kokumai, Hiroshi Kusuyama
  • Publication number: 20100141235
    Abstract: To suppress the magnetizing inrush current occurring when supplying power of three phases of the transformer are performed simultaneously using three single-phase circuit breakers or a non-phase segregated operation-type circuit breaker, without providing a circuit breaker with a resistor or other equipment. A magnetizing inrush current suppression method for transformer suppresses a magnetizing inrush current occurring at the start of energizing of a three-phase transformer 300, when a three-phase power supply 100 is input to a terminal of each phase by means of a three-phase circuit breaker 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tadashi Koshiduka, Minoru Saito, Susumu Nishiwaki, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Koichi Futagami, Yoshimasa Sato, Tsuyoshi Kokumai, Hiroshi Kusuyama
  • Patent number: 7095310
    Abstract: A non-linear resistor comprises a sintered body having zinc oxide as a main component, a side-surface high resistance layer arranged at a side-surface of the sintered body, and an electrode arranged at upper and lower surfaces of the sintered body. The side-surface high resistance layer is formed of a specifically selected material. The end-to-end distance between an end portion of the electrode and a nonlinear resistor end portion including the side-surface high resistance layer falls within a range of 0 mm to the thickness of the side-surface high resistance layer+0.01 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshiya Imai, Hideyasu Ando, Susumu Nishiwaki
  • Publication number: 20050195065
    Abstract: A non-linear resistor comprises a sintered body having zinc oxide as a main component, a side-surface high resistance layer arranged at a side-surface of the sintered body, and an electrode arranged at upper and lower surfaces of the sintered body. The side-surface high resistance layer is formed of a specifically selected material. The end-to-end distance between an end portion of the electrode and a nonlinear resistor end portion including the side-surface high resistance layer falls within a range of 0 mm to the thickness of the side-surface high resistance layer+0.01 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Toshiya Imai, Hideyasu Ando, Susumu Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 6163245
    Abstract: A nonlinear resistor is formed by forming side surface insulating layer 2 on a sintered body 1 which contains zinc oxide as a main component and providing a pair of electrodes 3 on upper and lower surfaces of the sintered body 1. The electrodes 3 are formed by plasma thermal spraying of less than 10 kW in an atmosphere in which an oxygen concentration is set to 22 volume % or less. The electrodes 3 are formed of aluminum, copper, zinc, nickel, silver, or their alloy whose average particle size is within 5 .mu.m to 50 .mu.m. Preferably porosity is less than 15%, weight percentage of metal oxide is less than 25%, average film thickness is within 5 .mu.m to 500 .mu.m, average surface roughness is less than 8 .mu.m, and resistivity is less than 15 .mu..OMEGA..multidot.cm. Accordingly, the nonlinear resistor having the excellent discharge withstand can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideyasu Andoh, Yoshiyasu Itoh, Hironori Suzuki, Susumu Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 5045652
    Abstract: A disconnector for a gas insulated switchgear in which the disconnector includes, in a metallic container filled with an insulated gas, a stationary electrode having a contact, a stationary electrode shield electrically connected to the stationary electrode to surround the contact, the stationary electrode shield made of an electrically resistant material and having a free end portion and inner and outer surfaces, and a movable electrode arranged to face the contact and being movable into and out of electrical contact with the contact, and in which the stationary electrode shield is arranged to flow discharging current therethrough due to an interelectrode voltage applied between the stationary electrode and the movable electrode. The disconnector includes an annular metallic electrode coaxially mounted on the free end portion of the stationary electrode shield so as to allow the movable electrode to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoru Yanabu, Susumu Nishiwaki, Masayuki Ishikawa, Hirokuni Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 4994932
    Abstract: A superconducting current limiting apparatus includes a first container, a superconducting current limiting element accommodated in the first container, a refrigerant filling the first container for cooling the superconducting current limiting element accommodated in the first container, a second container for accommodating the first container in such a manner that the first container is heat insulated, and a conductor for connecting the superconducting current limiting element to an external power supply system. Such a superconducting current limiting apparatus can be used to limit a short-circuit current. It can be incorporated in a short circuit controlling superconducting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaru Okamoto, Hitoshi Mizoguchi, Masayuki Ishikawa, Hisatoshi Ikeda, Katsumi Suzuki, Susumu Nishiwaki, Tsuneharu Teranishi, Satoru Yanabu, Tsutomu Fujioka
  • Patent number: 4570042
    Abstract: A gas-insulated switching apparatus comprises gas-insulated interrupters, gas-insulated buses and gas-insulated disconnecting switches, whereby the movable electrode side terminals of all the disconnecting switches accommodated in the apparatus are so arranged as to be connected to gas-insulated interrupters to be disconnected from a power source, i.e., to a load line side to be interrupted by the disconnectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Yanabu, Susumu Nishiwaki, Eiichi Haginomori
  • Patent number: 4389693
    Abstract: An arrester having at least two stacks of non-linear resistors connected in series, an arcing gap device connected to shunt one stack of resistors when the gap means sparks over, and a hermetically sealed housing enclosing the resistor stacks and arcing gap device and filled with sulfur hexafluoride gas having a gauge pressure not less than 2 kg/cm.sup.2. The impedance of the one resistor stack is from about 15% to about 35% of the total impedance of the two resistor stacks when the arcing gap means sparks over, and the rated voltage of the arrester is not less than about 50 KV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Yanabu, Susumu Nishiwaki, Mizuho Yamashita, Toshikazu Satoh, Yoichi Murakami, Susumu Imai
  • Patent number: 4326232
    Abstract: A lightning arrestor comprising at least two stacks of resistor disks juxtaposed within a housing and electrically connected in parallel. The stacks include the same number of disks, at least 35, and preferably 100 or more. Each stack comprises at least two sub-stacks which are aligned end-to-end and electrically connected. Adjacent sub-stacks of parallel stacks are mechanically connected but electrically insulated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Susumu Nishiwaki, Toshikazu Satoh
  • Patent number: 4326233
    Abstract: A series circuit of a gap section and a valve block is connected between a transmission line and the ground. The valve block consists of a plurality of nonlinear resistor elements connected in series. A first impedance circuit consisting of a resistor and a capacitor connected in series is connected in parallel to the gap section. Also, a second impedance circuit consisting of another resistor and another capacitor connected in parallel is connected in parallel to the valve block. The ratio of the voltage applied across the gap section to that applied across the valve block is determined by the ratio of the impedance of the first impedance circuit to that of the second impedance circuit. A pair of discharge electrodes included in the gap section, which are a prescribed distance apart from each other, comprise a narrower gap region at which spark is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Yanabu, Susumu Nishiwaki, Toshikazu Satoh
  • Patent number: 4307428
    Abstract: A circuit breaker apparatus of high voltage direct currents is connected in series with an external circuit comprising an AC-DC converting device connected to an AC power supply and a DC reactor connected to the AC-DC converting device, and comprises a circuit breaker connected in series with the external circuit, a disconnecting switch connected to the circuit breaker, and a series circuit connected in parallel with the circuit breaker and constituted of a blocking capacitor and a primary winding in a transformer. A charge storage capacitor is connected to a secondary winding of the transformer through a starting switch and polarity changeover switch, and an AC power supply for charging is connected through a diode to the charge storage capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Yanabu, Toru Tamagawa, Susumu Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 4306267
    Abstract: An arrester comprises a plurality of blocks connected in parallel between first and second connecting metal plates and each comprised of a plurality of stacked nonlinear resistor elements, at least one block comprised of a plurality of stacked nonlinear resistor elements and connected between the second connecting metal plate and a third connecting metal plate grounded, and a discharge gap connected in parallel with the later-mentioned block and between the second and third connecting metal plates. The discharge gap is provided below one of the blocks connected in parallel between the first and second connecting metal plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1981
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Yanabu, Susumu Nishiwaki, Toshikazu Satoh
  • Patent number: 4172268
    Abstract: A direct current circuit interrupting apparatus of the type wherein the arc of the circuit interruptor is extinguished by passing an oscillatory current from an oscillating circuit to the interrupted contacts via a switch means which is closed at the time when the circuit interruptor is opened includes a nonlinear resistor comprising a sintered mixture of metal oxides connected in parallel with the oscillating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Yanabu, Susumu Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 3968393
    Abstract: Within an arc extinguishing chamber are disposed a pair of main electrodes so as to cause a spark starting gap to be defined therebetween. A single auxiliary electrode is also disposed so as to cause reignition in those interspaces between the auxiliary electrode and the respective main electrodes at positions distant from said spark starting gap. Further, paths for supplying therethrough a heated gas to the reigniting spark gaps when the feet at one side of the arcs between the respective main electrodes and the auxiliary electrode have arrived at the prescribed points of the auxiliary electrode are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1976
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Murano, Satoru Yanabu, Susumu Nishiwaki, Soji Kojima, Teiichi Ueki