Patents by Inventor Yoshiharu Ikegami

Yoshiharu Ikegami 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: 9822787
    Abstract: A dynamic pressure bearing apparatus includes a bearing portion, a shaft, a radial dynamic pressure bearing portion, and a seal gap. An annular member arranged in an annular shape, fixed to the shaft axially between the seal portion and the attachment surface, and arranged to extend radially outward beyond an opening of the seal gap. A minute horizontal gap extending radially is defined between an upper surface of the bearing portion and a lower surface of the annular member. The seal gap is arranged to be in communication with an exterior space through the horizontal gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotsugu Sugiyama, Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Akihiro Kimura, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Masafumi Fujimoto, Tomohiro Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20160169242
    Abstract: A dynamic pressure bearing apparatus includes a bearing portion, a shaft, a radial dynamic pressure bearing portion, and a seal gap. An annular member arranged in an annular shape, fixed to the shaft axially between the seal portion and the attachment surface, and arranged to extend radially outward beyond an opening of the seal gap. A minute horizontal gap extending radially is defined between an upper surface of the bearing portion and a lower surface of the annular member. The seal gap is arranged to be in communication with an exterior space through the horizontal gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotsugu Sugiyama, Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Akihiro Kimura, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Masafumi Fujimoto, Tomohiro Yoneda
  • Fan
    Patent number: 9341189
    Abstract: A fan includes a motor and an impeller. The motor includes a stationary portion and a rotating portion rotatably supported by the stationary portion. The stationary portion includes a stator and a bearing portion arranged inside of the stator. The rotating portion includes a rotor magnet arranged radially outside the stator; a shaft inserted in the bearing portion, and having an upper portion fixed to the impeller directly or through one or more members; and a thrust portion arranged axially opposite the bearing portion, and including an annular surface arranged around the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Tomohiro Yoneda, Shunji Matsumoto, Seungsin Yoo, Kouta Kabune
  • Patent number: 9303653
    Abstract: A dynamic pressure bearing apparatus includes a bearing portion; a shaft; a substantially annular bushing; a radial dynamic pressure bearing portion; and a seal gap. A minute horizontal gap extending radially is defined between an upper surface of the bearing portion and a lower surface of the bushing. The seal gap is arranged to be in communication with an exterior space through the horizontal gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotsugu Sugiyama, Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Akihiro Kimura, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Masafumi Fujimoto, Tomohiro Yoneda
  • Patent number: 9051938
    Abstract: A fan includes a motor and an impeller. The motor includes a stationary portion and a rotating portion rotatably supported by the stationary portion. The stationary portion includes a stator and a bearing portion arranged inside of the stator. The rotating portion includes a rotor magnet arranged radially outside the stator; a shaft inserted in the bearing portion, and having an upper portion fixed to the impeller directly or through one or more members; and a thrust portion arranged axially opposite the bearing portion, and including an annular surface arranged around the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Tomohiro Yoneda, Shunji Matsumoto, Seungsin Yoo, Kouta Kabune, Kiyoto Ida, Naoki Matsuba, Tatsuya Akase, Takehito Tamaoka, Kazuhiko Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20150030481
    Abstract: A dynamic pressure bearing apparatus includes a bearing portion; a shaft; a substantially annular bushing; a radial dynamic pressure bearing portion; and a seal gap. A minute horizontal gap extending radially is defined between an upper surface of the bearing portion and a lower surface of the bushing. The seal gap is arranged to be in communication with an exterior space through the horizontal gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotsugu Sugiyama, Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Akihiro Kimura, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Masafumi Fujimoto, Tomohiro Yoneda
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20130004351
    Abstract: A fan includes a motor and an impeller. The motor includes a stationary portion and a rotating portion rotatably supported by the stationary portion. The stationary portion includes a stator and a bearing portion arranged inside of the stator. The rotating portion includes a rotor magnet arranged radially outside the stator; a shaft inserted in the bearing portion, and having an upper portion fixed to the impeller directly or through one or more members; and a thrust portion arranged axially opposite the bearing portion, and including an annular surface arranged around the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Tomohiro Yoneda, Shunji Matsumoto, Seungsin Yoo, Kouta Kabune
  • Publication number: 20130004348
    Abstract: A dynamic pressure bearing apparatus includes a bearing portion; a shaft; a substantially annular bushing; a radial dynamic pressure bearing portion; and a seal gap. A minute horizontal gap extending radially is defined between an upper surface of the bearing portion and a lower surface of the bushing. The seal gap is arranged to be in communication with an exterior space through the horizontal gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotsugu Sugiyama, Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Akihiro Kimura, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Masafumi Fujimoto, Tomohiro Yoneda
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20130004347
    Abstract: A fan includes a motor and an impeller. The motor includes a stationary portion and a rotating portion. The stationary portion includes a stator and a bearing portion. The bearing portion includes a sleeve and a bearing housing. The rotating portion includes a rotor magnet, a shaft, and a thrust plate. A radial gap includes a radial dynamic pressure bearing portion arranged to generate a fluid dynamic pressure acting axially downward on a lubricating oil, while a thrust gap includes a thrust dynamic pressure bearing portion arranged to generate a fluid dynamic pressure acting radially inward on the lubricating oil. A circulation hole extending in an axial direction is defined between the bearing housing and the sleeve. The radial gap is arranged to have a radial width in a range of about 5 ?m to about 20 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiichi Hirono, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Shinichiro Noda, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Masafumi Fujimoto
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20130004350
    Abstract: A fan includes a motor and an impeller. The motor includes a stationary portion and a rotating portion rotatably supported by the stationary portion. The stationary portion includes a stator and a bearing portion arranged inside of the stator. The rotating portion includes a rotor magnet arranged radially outside the stator; a shaft inserted in the bearing portion, and having an upper portion fixed to the impeller directly or through one or more members; and a thrust portion arranged axially opposite the bearing portion, and including an annular surface arranged around the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiichi Hirono, Shinichiro Noda, Yoshiharu Ikegami, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Tomohiro Yoneda, Shunji Matsumoto, Seungsin Yoo, Kouta Kabune, Kiyoto Ida, Naoki Matsuba, Tatsuya Akase, Takehito Tamaoka, Kazuhiko Fukushima