Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Misaka

Yoshitaka Misaka 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: 20210120637
    Abstract: An induction heating device is provided. The induction heating device comprises a plurality of induction heating devices disposed at intervals along the circumference of a ring-shaped workpiece, a setting unit for setting induction heating conditions, and a switching control unit. Each of the plurality of induction heating devices comprises heating coils disposed facing areas to be heated of the workpiece, a plurality of transformers connected to the heating coils in parallel, a plurality of matching units connected to any one of the plurality of transformers, an inverter unit having a rectifier unit and an inverter unit, an inverter control unit having a rectification control unit, and a group of switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10952288
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes; heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10912159
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes; heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10648052
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an induction heating coil includes a heating conductor portion which is formed of a conductor member and has a zigzag shape in which a bent portion opened to one side in a first direction and a bent portion opened to the other side in the first direction are alternately continuously arranged in opposite directions along a second direction crossing the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Neturen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yuji Asano
  • Patent number: 10487387
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide, as a simple method, a surface nitriding treatment method of a titanium material, forming a hardened nitrided layer excellent in abrasion resistance on the surface of a titanium material in a shorter time. In order to achieve the object, the present invention adopts a surface nitriding treatment method of a titanium material, wherein a hardened nitrided layer is formed on the surface of the titanium material, by blowing nitrogen gas at a flow rate of 10 L/min or more to the surface of the titanium material while the titanium material is being heated to 800° C. to 1000° C. in an inert gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: KEIO UNIVERSITY, NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Komotori, Shumpei Ota, Kengo Fukazawa, Yoshitaka Misaka, Kazuhiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10458775
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to measure a depth of a hardened layer formed at a surface layer of a quenched workpiece. The apparatus includes an exciting coil configured to generate a magnetic flux to magnetize the workpiece and a detecting coil configured to detect the magnetic flux generated by the exciting coil. The exciting coil has a U-shaped excitation core portion and an excitation coil portion wound on the excitation core portion. The excitation core portion is arranged such that distal ends of magnetic poles of the excitation core portion face the workpiece. The detecting coil has a detection core portion and a detection coil wound on the detection core portion. The detection core portion is arranged between the magnetic poles of the excitation core portion and along a surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: NETUREN CO., LTD., OITA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Misaka, Kazuhiro Kawasaki, Kenta Sakurai, Yuji Gotoh
  • Publication number: 20190218635
    Abstract: Object of the present invention is to provide a welding method prevented the fracture at the spot welding zone by recovering the strength of a spot welding zone, namely, the ductility and the toughness in the spot welding zone, and a weld structure manufactured by the method. In the welding method, a spot welding zone provided with a weld nugget is formed by conducting spot welding on the heat treated steel sheets in a stack; the spot welding zone is tempering treated by the high-frequency electrical current application to make the weld nugget have a hardness of 150% or less of the hardness of the heat treated steel sheets, and the heat affected zone surrounding the weld nugget is made to have a hardness of 30% to 90% of the hardness at the weld nugget before the tempering treatment by the high-frequency electrical current application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira TERAJIMA, Kazuhiro KAWASAKI, Fumiaki IKUTA, Yasuyuki KOYATA, Yoshitaka MISAKA
  • Patent number: 10301692
    Abstract: Object of the present invention is to provide a welding method prevented the fracture at the spot welding zone by recovering the strength of a spot welding zone, namely, the ductility and the toughness in the spot welding zone, and a weld structure manufactured by the method. In the welding method, a spot welding zone provided with a weld nugget 13a is formed by conducting spot welding on the heat treated steel sheets in a stack; the spot welding zone is tempering treated by the high-frequency electrical current application to make the weld nugget have a hardness of 150% or less of the hardness of the heat treated steel sheets, and the heat affected zone surrounding the weld nugget is made to have a hardness of 30% to 90% of the hardness at the weld nugget before the tempering treatment by the high-frequency electrical current application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Terajima, Kazuhiro Kawasaki, Fumiaki Ikuta, Yasuyuki Koyata, Yoshitaka Misaka
  • Publication number: 20180332672
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes; heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10057945
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece can be uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated are established on a workpiece so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes: heating coils facing a portion of the areas to be heated when the workpiece is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece and the heating coils along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated during the heating period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20180155816
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide, as a simple method, a surface nitriding treatment method of a titanium material, forming a hardened nitrided layer excellent in abrasion resistance on the surface of a titanium material in a shorter time. In order to achieve the object, the present invention adopts a surface nitriding treatment method of a titanium material, wherein a hardened nitrided layer is formed on the surface of the titanium material, by blowing nitrogen gas at a flow rate of 10 L/min or more to the surface of the titanium material while the titanium material is being heated to 800° C. to 1000° C. in an inert gas atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: Keio University, Neturen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun KOMOTORI, Shumpei OTA, Kengo FUKAZAWA, Yoshitaka MISAKA, Kazuhiro KAWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180051975
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to measure a depth of a hardened layer formed at a surface layer of a quenched workpiece. The apparatus includes an exciting coil configured to generate a magnetic flux to magnetize the workpiece and a detecting coil configured to detect the magnetic flux generated by the exciting coil. The exciting coil has a U-shaped excitation core portion and an excitation coil portion wound on the excitation core portion. The excitation core portion is arranged such that distal ends of magnetic poles of the excitation core portion face the workpiece. The detecting coil has a detection core portion and a detection coil wound on the detection core portion. The detection core portion is arranged between the magnetic poles of the excitation core portion and along a surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicants: NETUREN CO., LTD., OITA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MISAKA, Kazuhiro KAWASAKI, Kenta SAKURAI, Yuji GOTOH
  • Publication number: 20170067130
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an induction heating coil includes a heating conductor portion which is formed of a conductor member and has a zigzag shape in which a bent portion opened to one side in a first direction and a bent portion opened to the other side in the first direction are alternately continuously arranged in opposite directions along a second direction crossing the first direction
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Neturen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yuji Asano
  • Patent number: 9534267
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an induction heating coil includes a heating conductor portion which is formed of a conductor member and has a zigzag shape in which a bent portion opened to one side in a first direction and a bent portion opened to the other side in the first direction are alternately continuously arranged in opposite directions along a second direction crossing the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Neturen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yuji Asano
  • Patent number: 9304108
    Abstract: A quenching depth measuring method is used for measuring the quenching depth in a workpiece and includes the steps of: magnetizing the workpiece by disposing, in the vicinity of the workpiece, a magnetizer equipped with an exciting coil; detecting, through a detection coil, an induced magnetic field generated by the magnetization; measuring the induced magnetic field as the output voltage of the detection coil; and specifying the thickness of the quenched hardened layer of the workpiece on the basis of known electromagnetic characteristic information of an unquenched material and a fully-quenched material and an output voltage value measured by the detection coil, the unquenched material being made of the same material as the constituent material of the workpiece and being a material on which a quenching process is not performed, the fully-quenched material being a material on which the quenching process is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: NETUREN CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION OITA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuji Gotoh, Noriyoshi Takaoka, Kazuhiro Kawasaki, Yoshitaka Misaka
  • Publication number: 20160076117
    Abstract: Object of the present invention is to provide a welding method prevented the fracture at the spot welding zone by recovering the strength of a spot welding zone, namely, the ductility and the toughness in the spot welding zone, and a weld structure manufactured by the method. In the welding method, a spot welding zone provided with a weld nugget 13a is formed by conducting spot welding on the heat treated steel sheets in a stack; the spot welding zone is tempering treated by the high-frequency electrical current application to make the weld nugget have a hardness of 150% or less of the hardness of the heat treated steel sheets, and the heat affected zone surrounding the weld nugget is made to have a hardness of 30% to 90% of the hardness at the weld nugget before the tempering treatment by the high-frequency electrical current application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira TERAJIMA, Kazuhiro KAWASAKI, Fumiaki IKUTA, Yasuyuki KOYATA, Yoshitaka MISAKA
  • Publication number: 20140144904
    Abstract: An induction heating device and an induction heating method are provided. The entire areas to be heated of the workpiece, even a large workpiece, can be readily and approximately uniformly heated to a predetermined high temperature, and uniform heating is possible even when the workpiece deforms in a non-uniform manner during heating. When areas to be heated H1, H2 are established on a workpiece W so as to extend in one direction and the areas to be heated H1, H2 are induction-heated, the deformation amount on one edge of the areas to be heated H1, H2 is different from that on the other. This induction heating device includes: heating coils 451 facing a portion of the areas to be heated H1, H2 when the workpiece W is induction-heated; and a relative transfer means for transferring the workpiece W and the heating coils 451 along one direction in a relative manner, and the heating coils 451 are disposed so as to correspond to the areas to be heated H1, H2 during the heating period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsu, Masato Yoshioka, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Tsutomu Ito, Kenji Koyanagi, Masaki Sagae, Tatsuya Ishii, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yasuharu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20130300405
    Abstract: A quenching depth measuring method is used for measuring the quenching depth in a workpiece and includes the steps of: magnetizing the workpiece by disposing, in the vicinity of the workpiece, a magnetizer equipped with an exciting coil; detecting, through a detection coil, an induced magnetic field generated by the magnetization; measuring the induced magnetic field as the output voltage of the detection coil; and specifying the thickness of the quenched hardened layer of the workpiece on the basis of known electromagnetic characteristic information of an unquenched material and a fully-quenched material and an output voltage value measured by the detection coil, the unquenched material being made of the same material as the constituent material of the workpiece and being a material on which a quenching process is not performed, the fully-quenched material being a material on which the quenching process is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Gotoh, Noriyoshi Takaoka, Kazuhiro Kawasaki, Yoshitaka Misaka
  • Patent number: 8545642
    Abstract: Providing an iron and steel material having quenched surface part, avoiding oxidation of a compound layer formed on the surface of the iron and steel material due to quenching, its production method, and an induction-quenched component. A quenched iron and steel material 10 comprises an iron and steel material 11, a compound layer 12 formed on the iron and steel material 11, and an antioxidant cover layer 13 formed on the compound layer 12. The iron and steel material 11 has a hardened layer having a given depth, and the surface of the iron and steel material 11 has enhanced hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Neturen Co., Ltd., Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kengo Fukazawa, Yoshitaka Misaka, Kazuhiro Kawasaki, Yoshihiro Ikeda, Masaaki Beppu, Arata Suda
  • Publication number: 20120125919
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an induction heating coil includes a heating conductor portion which is formed of a conductor member and has a zigzag shape in which a bent portion opened to one side in a first direction and a bent portion opened to the other side in the first direction are alternately continuously arranged in opposite directions along a second direction crossing the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: NETUREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yoshitaka Misaka, Yuji Asano