Patents by Inventor Takuya Ozaki

Takuya Ozaki 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: 20200308367
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a rubber composition possessing both satisfactory low exothermic property and satisfactory durability in adhesion to metal, crack resistance, and the like in a compatible manner. Specifically, a rubber composition comprises: a rubber component; N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolylsulfenamide; a nitrogenous cyclic compound having no benzene ring; a cobalt compound containing no boron; and silica, wherein a content of the nitrogenous cyclic compound is 0.4 parts by mass or less with respect to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, and a mass ratio (Co/N) of the cobalt content (Co) in the cobalt compound with respect to the nitrogen content (N) in the nitrogenous cyclic compound is in the range of 1.2 to 7.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya OZAKI
  • Patent number: 10619739
    Abstract: To provide a piston ring comprising a hard carbon film that is easy to form and exhibits excellent wear resistance. The above-described problem is solved by having a hard carbon film 4 formed on at least an outer peripheral sliding surface 11 of a piston ring base material 1, wherein the hard carbon film 4 is a laminated film comprising a plurality of layers, and is configured so as to contain boron within a range of an atomic density of 0.2×1022 atoms/cm3 to 2.0×1022 atoms/cm3 inclusive. This hard carbon film 4 may be configured to have an sp2 component ratio within a range of 40% to 80% inclusive, measured in a TEM-EELS spectrum formed by combining electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) with a transmission electron microscope (TEM), and a hydrogen content within a range of 0.1 atom % to 5 atom % inclusive. Further, a total thickness of this hard carbon film 4 may be configured to be within a range of 0.5 ?m to 20 ?m inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takuya Ozaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10578214
    Abstract: To provide a piston ring comprising a hard carbon film that is easy to form and exhibits excellent adhesion and wear resistance, and a manufacturing method therefor. The above-described problem is solved by means of a piston ring comprising a hard carbon film 50 formed on at least an outer peripheral sliding surface 11 of a piston ring base material 1, wherein the hard carbon film 50 is a laminated film comprising a plurality of layers, including an upper layer 5 with a lamination pitch within a range of 3 nm to 50 nm inclusive, a middle layer 4 with a lamination pitch less than that of the upper layer 5, and a lower layer 3 with a lamination pitch within the same range as that of the upper layer 5 and greater than that of the middle layer 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takuya Ozaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10087513
    Abstract: A piston ring having a hard carbon film formed on at least an external peripheral sliding surface of a piston ring base material, the hard carbon film having an sp2 component ratio within a range of 40% to 80% inclusive as measured by a TEM-EELS spectrum which combines electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) with a transmission electron microscope (TEM), a hydrogen content being in a range of 0.1 at. % to 5 at. % inclusive, and an amount of macroparticles appearing on the surface being within a range of 0.1% to 10% inclusive by area ratio. The hard carbon film is formed on a hard carbon foundation film formed under low-speed film-forming conditions on the side of the piston ring base material, and the hard carbon foundation film is formed with an arc current value 80% or less of the arc current value during the formation of the hard carbon film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takuya Ozaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20180180182
    Abstract: To provide a piston ring comprising a hard carbon film that is easy to form and exhibits excellent wear resistance. The above-described problem is solved by having a hard carbon film 4 formed on at least an outer peripheral sliding surface 11 of a piston ring base material 1, wherein the hard carbon film 4 is a laminated film comprising a plurality of layers, and is configured so as to contain boron within a range of an atomic density of 0.2×1022 atoms/cm3 to 2.0×1022 atoms/cm3 inclusive. This hard carbon film 4 may be configured to have an sp2 component ratio within a range of 40% to 80% inclusive, measured in a TEM-EELS spectrum formed by combining electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) with a transmission electron microscope (TEM), and a hydrogen content within a range of 0.1 atom % to 5 atom % inclusive. Further, a total thickness of this hard carbon film 4 may be configured to be within a range of 0.5 ?m to 20 ?m inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya OZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20180180181
    Abstract: To provide a piston ring comprising a hard carbon film that is easy to form and exhibits excellent adhesion and wear resistance, and a manufacturing method therefor. The above-described problem is solved by means of a piston ring comprising a hard carbon film 50 formed on at least an outer peripheral sliding surface 11 of a piston ring base material 1, wherein the hard carbon film 50 is a laminated film comprising a plurality of layers, including an upper layer 5 with a lamination pitch within a range of 3 nm to 50 nm inclusive, a middle layer 4 with a lamination pitch less than that of the upper layer 5, and a lower layer 3 with a lamination pitch within the same range as that of the upper layer 5 and greater than that of the middle layer 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya OZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA
  • Patent number: 9863534
    Abstract: A piston ring having a hard carbon coating film is provided that can be easily formed in the same batch, does not cause delamination, and is excellent in initial running-in and wear resistance. A hard carbon coating film is formed at least on an outer peripheral sliding surface of a piston ring base and contains substantially no hydrogen, wherein the hard carbon coating film has an sp2 content ratio ranging from 40% to 80% measured in a TEM-EELS spectrum where transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) are combined together, and an area ratio of contained macro particles on a surface of the hard carbon coating film ranges from 0.1% to 10.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Ozaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9688293
    Abstract: The object is to solve the issue of an over-steered state at an exit straight portion in addition to enhance a curve passage performance than when a steering angle of front and rear axles is set at a radial steering angle. A steering method for a steering device intentionally turns two axles (12a, 12b) of a truck (12) of a railway vehicle relative to a frame of the truck. The two axles are arranged at front and rear of the truck with respect to a direction of running of the railway vehicle. The steering method includes steering the axles such that a steering angle (?1) of the front axle (12a) is larger than a steering angle (?2) of the rear axle (12b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Ozaki, Kazunori Iwato, Satoshi Kikko, Satoshi Tokunaga
  • Publication number: 20170002454
    Abstract: A piston ring having a hard carbon film formed on at least an external peripheral sliding surface of a piston ring base material, the hard carbon film having an sp2 component ratio within a range of 40% to 80% inclusive as measured by a TEM-EELS spectrum which combines electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) with a transmission electron microscope (TEM), a hydrogen content being in a range of 0.1 at. % to 5 at. % inclusive, and an amount of macroparticles appearing on the surface being within a range of 0.1% to 10% inclusive by area ratio. The hard carbon film is formed on a hard carbon foundation film formed under low-speed film-forming conditions on the side of the piston ring base material, and the hard carbon foundation film is formed with an arc current value 80% or less of the arc current value during the formation of the hard carbon film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takuya OZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20160003356
    Abstract: A piston ring having a hard carbon coating film is provided that can be easily formed in the same batch, does not cause delamination, and is excellent in initial running-in and wear resistance. A hard carbon coating film is formed at least on an outer peripheral sliding surface of a piston ring base and contains substantially no hydrogen, wherein the hard carbon coating film has an sp2 content ratio ranging from 40% to 80% measured in a TEM-EELS spectrum where transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) are combined together, and an area ratio of contained macro particles on a surface of the hard carbon coating film ranges from 0.1% to 10.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya OZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20140261062
    Abstract: The object is to solve the issue of an over-steered state at an exit straight portion in addition to enhance a curve passage performance than when a steering angle of front and rear axles is set at a radial steering angle. A steering method for a steering device intentionally turns two axles (12a, 12b) of a truck (12) of a railway vehicle relative to a frame of the truck. The two axles are arranged at front and rear of the truck with respect to a direction of running of the railway vehicle. The steering method includes steering the axles such that a steering angle (?1) of the front axle (12a) is larger than a steering angle (?2) of the rear axle (12b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Ozaki, Kazunori Iwato, Satoshi Kikko, Satoshi Tokunaga