Patents by Inventor Yoshio Kobayashi

Yoshio Kobayashi 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: 11041387
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a scroll fluid machine configured so that, during maintenance, grease can be easily supplied to a bearing regardless of an installation environment, thereby improving work efficiency. The present invention provides a scroll fluid machine characterized by comprising: a stationary scroll obtained by forming a wrap section on an end plate; an orbiting scroll obtained by forming a wrap section on an end plate such that the wrap section faces the wrap section of the stationary scroll; a drive shaft for driving the orbiting scroll; an orbiting bearing for supporting the drive shaft relative to the orbiting scroll; and a plurality of pouring openings for pouring a lubricant into the orbiting bearing from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sho Watanabe, Yoshio Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Kanemoto
  • Publication number: 20200341042
    Abstract: A specific conductivity measurement method includes: performing first measurement to obtain a resonance frequency f1 that is outputted to a measuring device when the first and second dielectric flat plates each have a thickness t1, and an unloaded Qu1 that corresponds to the resonance frequency f1; performing second measurement to obtain a resonance frequency f2 that is outputted to the measuring device when the first and second dielectric flat plates each have a thickness t2 that is different from the thickness t1, and an unloaded Qu2 that corresponds to the resonance frequency f2; and calculating a specific conductivity ?r of the copper foil and the first and second conductor flat plates based on an arithmetic equation that includes the resonance frequency the unloaded Qu1, the resonance frequency f2, and the unloaded Qu2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuki TAKAHASHI, AKIKO MATSUI, Kohei Choraku, Mitsunori Abe, Tetsuro Yamada, Yoshio Kobayashi, Sotaro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10605083
    Abstract: A scroll-type fluid machine and maintenance method for same are provided in order to improve reliability and workability by supplying sufficient grease to necessary parts of an orbiting bearing or auxiliary crank bearing without entailing a complicated operation during maintenance. The scroll-type fluid machine includes a fixed scroll, an orbiting scroll, a casing provided on the outer side of the orbiting scroll in the radial direction, a drive shaft, an orbiting bearing supporting the drive shaft with respect to the orbiting scroll, and a piping supplying a lubricant to the orbiting bearing. The orbiting scroll is provided with a boss plate that is attached to the drive shaft, the piping is provided in the boss plate, and the tip of the piping faces toward an opening provided between the casing and the fixed scroll or toward an opening provided in the fixed scroll or the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sho Watanabe, Kiminori Iwano, Yoshio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10393116
    Abstract: A compressor has a compressor body and a motor integrated with one another, with the structure in which the sub-assembly of the motor portion and the compressor body assembled by positioning centers of the motor and compressor casings with positioning pins. When the deformation of a flange surface of the motor casing is large on a side of the compressor casing, positioning pin holes may have positional dimensions where the positioning is difficult, and the rigidity of the motor casing is increased to avoid change to the dimensional positions of the pin holes of the motor casing after the sub-assembly process. Fastening seats to fasten a motor stator by use of fastening members and ribs to reinforce the fastening seats are thus provided inside the motor casing to increase rigidity of the motor casing and inhibit deformation of the positional dimensions of the positional pin holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiminori Iwano, Yoshio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10358008
    Abstract: A suspension coil spring includes a lower end turn portion, an upper end turn portion, and a helical effective portion formed between the end turn portions. The lower end turn portion includes a first portion which contacts a lower spring seat irrespective of a load, and a second portion which contacts the lower spring seat or is separated from the same according to the load. The wire diameter of the second portion is greater than that of the first portion and an average wire diameter of the effective portion. The upper end turn portion includes a third portion which contacts an upper spring seat, and a fourth portion. The wire diameter of the fourth portion is greater that of the third portion and the average wire diameter of the effective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamotoya, Hideto Enomoto, Ken Takahashi, Toshiaki Sato, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, Yoshio Kobayashi, Taichi Inage, Tomotake Kato, Akihiko Nishikawa, Masahiro Umezawa, Michihiko Ayada, Suguru Kajigaya
  • Patent number: 10229242
    Abstract: In a design method of torsion bars used for a trunk lid, free shapes of the torsion bars unhitched from the trunk lid are designed. A center line model of the initial free shape is geometrically and statically created on the basis of a design specification. The center line model of an open shape is created from the free shape model and is deformed into a center line model of a closed modified shape. The center line models of the analyzed closed shape and the target closed shape is compared with each other to obtain a difference torque and a difference vector occurring between corresponding nodes on the center lines. The center line model is so changed as to decrease the difference torque and the difference vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Kobayashi, Shinichi Nishizawa, Nobuhisa Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20180355722
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a scroll fluid machine configured so that, during maintenance, grease can be easily supplied to a bearing regardless of an installation environment, thereby improving work efficiency. The present invention provides a scroll fluid machine characterized by comprising: a stationary scroll obtained by forming a wrap section on an end plate; an orbiting scroll obtained by forming a wrap section on an end plate such that the wrap section faces the wrap section of the stationary scroll; a drive shaft for driving the orbiting scroll; an orbiting bearing for supporting the drive shaft relative to the orbiting scroll; and a plurality of pouring openings for pouring a lubricant into the orbiting bearing from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sho WATANABE, Yoshio KOBAYASHI, Yoshiyuki KANEMOTO
  • Patent number: 10082141
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a scroll-type fluid machine for which the service life can be improved by reducing the load applied to a rotation prevention mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiminori Iwano, Kazutaka Suefuji, Yoshio Kobayashi, Toshikazu Harashima, Kosuke Sadakata, Koichi Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20180215998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminescent particle, ink formulation, polymer composition, optical device and a preparation thereof. The invention further relates to use of a luminescent particle in a medium or biological imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Yuki HIRAYAMA, Hiroshi OKURA, Stephan DERTINGER, Yoshio KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180216461
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a scroll-type fluid machine and maintenance method for same with which reliability and workability are improved by making it possible to supply sufficient grease to necessary parts of an orbiting bearing or auxiliary crank bearing without entailing a complicated operation during maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Sho WATANABE, Kiminori IWANO, Yoshio KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180202441
    Abstract: The present invention makes a lap clearance between a fixed scroll and an turning scroll as small as possible to suppress leakage of compressed fluid from a compression chamber in a compression operation, thereby improving a compression efficiency. Provided is a scroll-type fluid machine characterized by comprising: a fixed scroll having a scroll lap portion; and an orbiting scroll that is provided to face the fixed scroll and that has a scroll lap portion turning so as to form a plurality of compression chambers in a clearance relative to the lap portion of the fixed scroll, wherein the lap portion of at least one of the fixed scroll and the turning scroll is provided with, in a predetermined region, a recessed portion on one lateral surface thereof and a protruding portion on the other lateral surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sho WATANABE, Susumu SAKAMOTO, Yoshio KOBAYASHI, Kiminori IWANO
  • Patent number: 9849526
    Abstract: A plurality of cutting edges that are arranged on an outer circumference of a shaft-shaped broach body are provided with a spline teeth group, which contains a plurality of spline teeth 8 that groove a prepared hole of a work material, and a round teeth group, which is disposed in a different position from the spline teeth group along an axis direction and contains a plurality of round teeth that machine an inner circumference of the prepared hole. At least one gullet is formed to extend along the outer circumference of the broach body in a circumferential direction around the axis between the round teeth that are adjacent to one another in the axis direction in the round teeth group. The gullet extends toward the axis direction, gradually twisting toward the circumferential direction. The spline teeth group and the round teeth group are formed integrally on the outer circumference of the broach body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshizumi, Yoshio Kobayashi, Kensuke Kohno
  • Patent number: 9790943
    Abstract: A scroll-type fluid machine reduces intrusion of abrasion powders, generated by sliding of a conductor causing an orbiting scroll side and a fixed scroll side to be conducted, into a compression chamber, and improves reliability of a compressor. The scroll-type machine includes a casing, a fixed scroll having a flange surface attached to the casing, and a wrap portion provided at an end plate, an orbiting scroll having a wrap portion provided at the end plate, and provided in an opposed relationship with the fixed scroll, a drive shaft connected through a crank portion to the orbiting scroll, an orbiting bearing, a face seal portion arranged between the orbiting scroll and the fixed scroll, a cooling fan, and an orbiting scroll side conductive brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiminori Iwano, Yoshio Kobayashi, Natsuki Kawabata, Toshikazu Harashima, Shumpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20170286591
    Abstract: In a design method of torsion bars used for a trunk lid, free shapes of the torsion bars unhitched from the trunk lid are designed. A center line model of the initial free shape is geometrically and statically created on the basis of a design specification. The center line model of an open shape is created from the free shape model and is deformed into a center line model of a closed modified shape. The center line models of the analyzed closed shape and the target closed shape is compared with each other to obtain a difference torque and a difference vector occurring between corresponding nodes on the center lines. The center line model is so changed as to decrease the difference torque and the difference vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio KOBAYASHI, Shinichi NISHIZAWA, Nobuhisa YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20170278589
    Abstract: Provided are: a sintering binder including nanoparticles, a method for producing the sintering binder, and a method for bonding using the sintering binder. The sintering binder mainly includes cuprous oxide nanoparticles, combines particle stability with bondability, and less undergoes ion migration. A composite particle including metallic copper with the remainder being cuprous oxide and inevitable impurities is used for bonding typically of metals. The composite particle structurally includes metallic copper dispersed inside the particle and has an average particle size of 1000 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke YASUDA, Toshiaki MORITA, Yoshio KOBAYASHI, Takafumi MAEDA
  • Patent number: 9713946
    Abstract: A strut-type suspension includes a compression coil spring, a lower spring seat, an upper spring seat, and a shock absorber. The compression coil spring is disposed at a position offset to the outer side of a vehicle with respect to the shock absorber. The compression coil spring is mounted in a vehicle body in such a state that it is compressed between spring seats. The compression coil spring includes a large-diameter wire portion and a small-diameter wire portion. The large-diameter wire portion is provided in a vehicle inner-side portion of the compression coil spring. The small-diameter wire portion is provided in a vehicle outer-side portion. A wire diameter of the large-diameter wire portion is greater than a wire diameter of the small-diameter wire portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamotoya, Hideto Enomoto, Ken Takahashi, Toshiaki Sato, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, Yoshio Kobayashi, Taichi Inage, Tomotake Kato, Akihiko Nishikawa, Masahiro Umezawa, Michihiko Ayada, Suguru Kajigaya
  • Patent number: 9463676
    Abstract: A knee-action-type suspension is provided with an arm member, a compression coil spring, and a shock absorber. The coil spring is extended and retracted between a full-rebound state and a full-bump state in accordance with the magnitude of a load applied to a vehicle body. A wire of the coil spring includes a large-diameter wire portion, a small-diameter wire portion, and a wire diameter varying portion. The large-diameter wire portion is provided in a first portion of the coil spring, which is on the side near to a pivot. The small-diameter wire portion is provided in a second portion of the coil spring, which is on the side far from the pivot. A wire diameter of the large-diameter wire portion is greater than a wire diameter of the small-diameter wire portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamotoya, Hideto Enomoto, Ken Takahashi, Toshiaki Sato, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, Yoshio Kobayashi, Taichi Inage, Tomotake Kato, Akihiko Nishikawa, Masahiro Umezawa, Michihiko Ayada, Suguru Kajigaya
  • Patent number: 9440298
    Abstract: This helical broach forms a twisted groove at the inner circumference of a machined hole of a workpiece by a plurality of cutting teeth, the plurality of cutting teeth include a plurality of circumference cutting teeth which are arranged on the tip-end side of the broach body, and include a plurality of tooth thickness cutting teeth which are arranged on the rear-end side of the broach body. The plurality of tooth thickness cutting teeth include cutting edges and guiding edges, respectively. The tooth thickness cutting tooth positioned closest to the rear-end side of the broach body is provided with the guiding edge instead of the cutting edge at the intersecting ridge part between a rake face and a lateral surface facing one wall surface of both groove wall surfaces of the twisted groove of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshizumi, Yoshio Kobayashi, Kensuke Kohno, Hideyuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9435341
    Abstract: A scroll fluid machine includes: a casing; a fixed scroll having an end plate, a spiral wrap part provided on the end plate, and a flange provided outside the wrap part and fitted to the casing; and an orbiting scroll having an end plate and a spiral wrap part provided on the end plate with a plurality of compression chambers formed in a space up to the wrap part of the fixed scroll, which is provided to perform an orbiting motion, wherein the flange is provided with a deformation absorbing part which absorbs deformation due to thermal expansion of the end plate. The scroll fluid machine is improved in reliability while the compression efficiency is maintained by preventing the fixed scroll and the orbiting scroll from coming into contact with each other without increasing a clearance between the wrap parts of both scrolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shumpei Yamazaki, Kazutaka Suefuji, Yoshio Kobayashi, Koichi Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20160046164
    Abstract: A suspension coil spring includes a lower end turn portion, an upper end turn portion, and a helical effective portion formed between the end turn portions. The lower end turn portion includes a first portion which contacts a lower spring seat irrespective of a load, and a second portion which contacts the lower spring seat or is separated from the same according to the load. The wire diameter of the second portion is greater than that of the first portion and an average wire diameter of the effective portion. The upper end turn portion includes a third portion which contacts an upper spring seat, and a fourth portion. The wire diameter of the fourth portion is greater that of the third portion and the average wire diameter of the effective portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji YAMAMOTOYA, Hideto ENOMOTO, Ken TAKAHASHI, Toshiaki SATO, Mitsuhiro SUGIYAMA, Yoshio KOBAYASHI, Taichi INAGE, Tomotake KATO, Akihiko NISHIKAWA, Masahiro UMEZAWA, Michihiko AYADA, Suguru KAJIGAYA