Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Yamashita

Yoshiaki Yamashita 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: 20210143253
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, a semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type provided on the semiconductor substrate, a first deep semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided between the semiconductor substrate and the semiconductor layer, a first guard ring region of the second conductivity type, a first separation region of the second conductivity type contacting the first guard ring region and the first deep semiconductor region, a first semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, and a second semiconductor region of the first conductivity type; the first guard ring region and the first deep semiconductor region surround a first device part of the semiconductor layer; the first separation region partitions the first device part into a first region and a second region; and the first and second semiconductor regions are provided in the first and second regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Mariko Yamashita, Kanako Komatsu, Yoshiaki Ishii, Daisuke Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20210143708
    Abstract: A motor includes a heat sink including a first portion and a second portion located on a circumference identical to the first portion and extending along a circumferential direction. An axial thickness of the first portion is larger than an axial thickness of the second portion. A lower surface of the second portion is located axially above a lower surface of the first portion. A busbar is located axially below the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi HATTORI, Takahiro KIZU, Toshiya OKAMOTO, Yuichi NISHIKAWA, Yoshiaki YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 10958129
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor with a shaft that extends axially, a stator that surrounds a radial outer side of the rotor, a heat sink that is axially above the stator and provided with cavities that pass conductors therethrough and extend axially, and a substrate that is axially above the heat sink and includes an electronic component mounted thereon, wherein the heat sink includes a contact surface that contacts the substrate or electronic component directly or via a heat dissipating member and an exposed surface that does not come into contact with other members, wherein the exposed surface is located closer to an outer edge than the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Kizu, Takashi Hattori, Toshiya Okamoto, Yuichi Nishikawa, Yoshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10958132
    Abstract: A motor includes a heat sink including an inner region, and an outer region located radially outward from the inner region. An axial thickness of the inner region is larger than an axial thickness of the outer region, the bottom surface of the outer region is located axially above the bottom surface of the inner region, and the inner region and the electronic component at least partially overlap in an axial direction. A bus bar holder is located axially below the outer region and overlaps the inner region in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Hattori, Takahiro Kizu, Toshiya Okamoto, Yuichi Nishikawa, Yoshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10938271
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor including a shaft that extends axially, a stator that surrounds the radial outer side of the rotor and includes coils defined by windings of coil wires, a holder with through-holes that is axially above the stator for insertion of the coil wires therethrough and extends axially, and a substrate that is axially above the holder and includes an electronic component mounted thereon. Only some of the coil wires with the same phase are inserted into each of the through-holes, and the through-holes are separate holes provided to different phases of the coil wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Hattori, Takahiro Kizu, Toshiya Okamoto, Yuichi Nishikawa, Yoshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10938262
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor including a shaft extending axially, a stator surrounding a radial outside of the rotor and including a coil defined by a wound coil wire, a holder disposed on an axially upper side of the stator, the coil wire being inserted into the holder, the holder including through-holes extending axially, and a circuit board disposed on the axially upper side of the holder, an electronic component being mounted on the circuit board. When the holder is viewed from the axially upper side, the through-holes are located in a region where a center angle (?) centered on the shaft is less than or equal to 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Hattori, Takahiro Kizu, Toshiya Okamoto, Yuichi Nishikawa, Yoshiaki Yamashita, Mitsuo Kodama, Yuya Saito, Shingo Fukumoto, Chiharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10919564
    Abstract: A motor control device includes a frame including a metal material, a substrate disposed on an upper side of the frame with a gap between the substrate and the upper side of the frame member, the substrate including a hole penetrating an upper surface and a lower surface, a wiring that is inserted into the hole from a side of the upper surface of the substrate, and a tip portion connected to the substrate, and an insulating spacer interposed between the frame and the substrate. The spacer includes a side wall portion that surrounds the tip portion of the wiring in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10903711
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor that has a shaft with a central axis extending in a vertical direction as a center, a stator disposed so as to face the rotor in a radial direction, a bearing that supports the shaft, a wire support member disposed above the stator, and a bearing holder disposed above the wire support member to hold the bearing. The stator includes a plurality of teeth, and a plurality of coils provided on the plurality of teeth. The wire support member includes a wire holding portion that holds one portion of coil lead wires among the coil lead wires drawn out from the coil, a conducting member that electrically connects the other portion of the coil lead wires to each other, and a main body portion that supports the wire holding portion and the conducting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Ogawa, Takashi Hattori, Shunsuke Murakami, Takao Atarashi, Hidehiro Haga, Yoshiaki Yamashita, Takahiro Kizu, Toshiya Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20200373867
    Abstract: A motor includes a first inverter electrically connected to a first end of a winding of each phase, and a second inverter electrically connected to a second end of the winding of each phase. Each of the first and second inverters includes low-side switching elements and high-side switching elements. FETs of the first inverter are electrically connected to a first end of a U-phase winding. FETs of the second inverter are electrically connected to a second end of the U-phase winding. At least a portion of a current flowing from one of the FETs of the first inverter to the U-phase winding flows to one of the FETs of the second inverter. One of the FETs of the first inverter and one of the FETs of the second inverter are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Hiromitsu OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200330946
    Abstract: To provide (i) a new internal member capable of accelerating reaction between a gas and a solid, (ii) a fluidized-bed reactor in which such an internal member is placed, and (iii) a method for producing trichlorosilane with use of such a fluidized-bed reactor, an internal member in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention is an internal member for use in a fluidized-bed reactor, the internal member including at least one resistive element having an upper surface having a conical or pyramid-shaped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki SAKAGAMI, Takuya MAJIMA, Yoshiaki YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200295631
    Abstract: A motor includes a first inverter connected to one end of a winding of each phase and a second inverter connected to another end of the winding of each phase. The first inverter includes a terminal electrically connected to one end of a U-phase winding. The second inverter includes a terminal electrically connected to another end of the U-phase winding. Current output from the terminal of the first inverter and passing through the U-phase winding flows to the terminal of the second inverter. Current output from the terminal of the second inverter and passing through the U-phase winding flows to the terminal of the first inverter. The terminal of the first inverter and the terminal of the second inverter are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Hiromitsu OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200062295
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor, a stator that surrounds the radial outer side of the rotor, a housing that contains the rotor and the stator, a holder axially above the stator, a substrate fixed to the axial upper side of the holder, and a connector radially outward of the housing and electrically connected to the substrate. The holder includes a holder body, and a holder protrusion that connects to the holder body and extends radially outward from the housing. The connector contacts the underside of the holder protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi HATTORI, Takahiro KIZU, Toshiya OKAMOTO, Yuichi NISHIKAWA, Yoshiaki YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200059127
    Abstract: A bus bar unit includes a bus bar holder, a bus bar extending in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction and fixed to the bus bar holder, and an external connection terminal connected to the bus bar and extending to one side in the axial direction from the bus bar. The external connection terminal has a plate shape. The external connection terminal includes a first plate portion extending toward one side in the axial direction and a second plate portion that is positioned on a base end side of the first plate portion, is provided with a connection portion connected to the bus bar, and faces a direction different from the first plate portion. The first plate portion and the second plate portion are connected to each other in a bending line extending in the axial direction, and the second plate portion extends from one surface side to the other surface side of the first plate portion when viewed in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Shunsuke TAKAHASHI, Takao ATARASHI
  • Publication number: 20200059141
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor, a stator including coils defined by windings of coil wires, a coil support into which the coil wires are inserted, a bearing supporting the shaft, a holder with a through-hole that holds both the bearing and the coil support. The coil support includes a base on the top surface of the stator, and a coil support portion extending axially upward from the base, at least a portion of which is located in the through-hole. The base is fitted to the stator through a gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiya OKAMOTO, Takashi HATTORI, Yusaku YOSHIDA, Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Takahiro KIZU, Yuichi NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200059128
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor, a stator surrounding an outer side of the rotor in a radial direction and including a coil, and a bus bar of a wire electrically connected to the coil and having conductivity, wherein the stator is provided with a hole extending in an axial direction, the bus bar includes stretched portions extending in the axial direction, and each of the stretched portions is disposed in the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Shunsuke TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi TANGE, Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Takashi SEGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200059124
    Abstract: A bus bar unit includes a bus bar holder, a U-phase bus bar group, a V-phase bus bar group, and a W-phase bus bar group each including a first layer bus bar located on one side of the bus bar holder in an axial direction and extending along a plane perpendicular to the axial direction, a second layer bus bar located on one side of the first layer bus bar in the axial direction and extending along the plane perpendicular to the axial direction, and an external connection terminal connected to the first layer bus bar and the second layer bus bar and extending from the first layer bus bar and the second layer bus bar toward one side in the axial direction. The first and second layer bus bars of each of the U-phase bus bar group, the V-phase bus bar group, and the W-phase bus bar group extend to opposite sides from each other in a circumferential direction from the external connection terminal connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Shunsuke TAKAHASHI, Takao ATARASHI
  • Publication number: 20200059129
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor, a stator, and first bus bars electrically connected to the stator on one axial direction side of the stator. The stator includes a stator core including a core back extending in a circumferential direction, teeth extending radially from the core back, and coils defined by winding a conducting wire, each of which is mounted on the teeth. A first conducting wire and a second conducting wire which are two respective ends of the conducting wire extend to one axial direction side from each of the coils. The first bus bars are neutral point bus bars connecting two or more first conducting wires as neutral points. The second conducting wire is connected to a power supply that supplies power to the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Shunsuke MURAKAMI, Kosuke OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200014273
    Abstract: A stator comprises: a stator core placed in a circular ring shape around a central axis that extends vertically, onto which coil wires are wound; a first support member placed over the stator core; and a second support member placed over the first support member, the first support member having receiving grooves for guiding the coil wires coming out of the stator core, wherein the receiving grooves are grooves that open to the top and extend in a direction along the top surface of the first support member, the second support member having through-holes that axially support the coil wires, wherein the second support member at least partially overlaps the receiving grooves of the first support member in an axial view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi OGAWA, Yoshinobu ARAO, Yoshiaki YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200014278
    Abstract: A rotor includes a shaft arranged along a central axis extending in a vertical direction, a rotor core fixed on the shaft, magnets provided at an outer side of the rotor core in a radial direction, a rotor cover to accommodate the rotor core and the magnets, and a resin to fix the rotor cover and the magnets to each other. The rotor cover includes a cylindrical portion extending in an axial direction and surrounding outer sides of the rotor core and the magnets in the radial direction, and a bottom plate extending inward in the radial direction from a lower end portion of the cylindrical portion. The resin includes a filler provided at an inner side of the cylindrical portion in the radial direction and filled between the cylindrical portion and the magnets, an anti-separation portion, at least a portion of which is located below the bottom plate, and a connector overlapping the bottom plate in the axial direction. The filler and the anti-separation portion are connected via the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Takao ATARASHI
  • Publication number: 20190372420
    Abstract: A motor includes a motor main body including a rotor rotatable about a central axis extending in an up-down direction, a controller to control rotation of the rotor and disposed on an upper side of the motor main body, and a cover surrounding the controller from an outward diameter direction and an upper side of the controller, the controller including a substrate disposed along a direction orthogonal to the central axis and connected with a coil wire extending from the stator, a press fitting pin electrically connected to the substrate and extending along an up-down direction, and a support fitting and contacting a first contact surface facing the upper side of the motor main body and a second contact surface facing a lower side of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi OGAWA, Yoshiaki YAMASHITA, Yoshinobu ARAO