Patents by Inventor Yoshitomo Noda

Yoshitomo Noda 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: 11415050
    Abstract: A contamination removing device for removing a contamination from oil for lubricating a rolling bearing supporting a rotary shaft of a turbocharger includes a body portion including an oil channel for the oil to flow, and a contamination removing element for removing the contamination from the oil flowing through the oil channel, the contamination removing element being provided in the oil channel. The body portion is configured to be detachable from the housing so that the oil channel and an oil supply channel for the oil to flow communicate with each other, the oil supply channel being formed in a housing of the turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Shigeno, Yoshitomo Noda
  • Publication number: 20220106146
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet stacking device, a counter-ejector, and a carton former and is provided with: a hopper unit that stacks cardboard boxes; feed rollers that feed a cardboard box to the hopper unit; a first blower device that blows air from above the hopper unit toward the cardboard box fed by the feed rollers; and a second blower device that blows air between the cardboard box stacked in the hopper unit and the cardboard box fed by the feed roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KANAZAWA, Yoshitomo NODA, Tomohiro AKAKI, Koshi TANIMOTO, Hideaki NAGAI, Makoto SHIMOHATSUBO
  • Patent number: 10954818
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes: a rotating shaft which extends along an axis; a turbine wheel which is provided on one end side of the rotating shaft; a compressor wheel which is provided on the other end side of the rotating shaft; a rolling bearing which includes an inner race fixed to an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, an outer race surrounding the inner race from an outside in a radial direction, and rolling bodies arranged between the inner race and the outer race and rotatably supports the rotating shaft around the axis; a housing which covers the rolling bearing from an outer circumferential side with a gap between the housing and an outer circumferential surface of the rolling bearing; and a plurality of lubricating oil supply lines through which lubricating oil is supplied to different locations in the housing at different state quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Noda, Motoki Ebisu, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210025403
    Abstract: On an inner circumferential surface (25a) of a housing (25) opposed to an outer circumferential surface (37a, 37b) of an outer ring, toward a front side in a rotation direction (B) of a rotation shaft (21), a first groove (41H, 41I) is formed as a groove portion for guiding an oil (39) in a direction toward a first oil supply hole (41D, 41E).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo NODA, Kengo IMAOKA, Yukiho ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200362755
    Abstract: A contamination removing device for removing a contamination from oil for lubricating a rolling bearing supporting a rotary shaft of a turbocharger includes a body portion including an oil channel for the oil to flow, and a contamination removing element for removing the contamination from the oil flowing through the oil channel, the contamination removing element being provided in the oil channel. The body portion is configured to be detachable from the housing so that the oil channel and an oil supply channel for the oil to flow communicate with each other, the oil supply channel being formed in a housing of the turbocharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori SHIGENO, Yoshitomo NODA
  • Patent number: 10724551
    Abstract: This hydraulic oil tank, which is disposed inside a pod of a power generation system, stores hydraulic oil, wherein the hydraulic oil tank is provided with: a rubber bag for use during oil temperature increases, the rubber bag being attached to a tank wall surface from the inner side, having a first internal space communicated with the exterior through an opening passing through the wall surface, and partitioning the first internal space and the wall surface interior in an elastic manner; and a rubber bag for use during oil temperature decreases, the rubber bag being attached to the wall surface from the outer side, having a second internal space communicated with the wall surface interior through an opening passing through the wall surface, and partitioning the second internal space and the wall surface interior in an elastic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Futahashi, Shin Asano, Yoshitomo Noda, Sho Onodera
  • Patent number: 10683798
    Abstract: The present invention provides a turbocharger including: a rotating shaft; a turbine wheel; a compressor wheel; a rolling bearing including an inner race fixed to an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, an outer race surrounding the inner race from the outside in a radial direction, and rolling bodies arranged between the inner and outer races and that supports the rotating shaft to be rotatable about an axis; a housing that covers the rolling bearing from an outer circumferential side via a gap between the housing and an outer circumferential surface of the rolling bearing; and a lubricant supply line configured to supply a lubricant into the housing. The turbocharger includes an operating state detection unit that detects an operating state of the turbocharger and a lubricant regulating unit configured to regulate the flow rate of the lubricant flowing through the lubricant supply line depending on the operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Noda, Motoki Ebisu, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10626844
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydraulic drive train including a check valve provided in a return oil passage disposed between a branching position of a first branching oil passage and a branching position of a second branching oil passage, wherein at the time of starting of startup of the hydraulic drive train, the switching valve is closed, the opening degree of the flow rate adjusting valve is set to the initial opening degree, the on-off valve is opened, the boost pump is driven by the drive motor, and the hydraulic oil is supplied to the hydraulic pump, thereby assisting the rotational speed of the vanes by the hydraulic oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Asano, Kensuke Futahashi, Yoshitomo Noda, Kyota Tokuyama, Sho Onodera, Yukihito Okuda
  • Patent number: 10539074
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a rotating shaft which extends along an axial line thereof, a turbine rotor which is provided on one end side of the rotating shaft, a compressor rotor which is provided on the other end side of the rotating shaft, a roller bearing which rotatably supports the rotating shaft around the axis line between the turbine rotor and the compressor rotor, a housing which covers the roller bearing from an outer peripheral side of the roller bearing, and a tubular sleeve which is provided inside the housing, which is disposed on an outer peripheral side of an outer ring of the roller bearing with a gap for holding a lubricant between the sleeve and the outer ring, and at least part of which is formed of a damping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Noda, Motoki Ebisu
  • Publication number: 20190063397
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydraulic drive train including a check valve provided in a return oil passage disposed between a branching position of a first branching oil passage and a branching position of a second branching oil passage, wherein at the time of starting of startup of the hydraulic drive train, the switching valve is closed, the opening degree of the flow rate adjusting valve is set to the initial opening degree, the on-off valve is opened, the boost pump is driven by the drive motor, and the hydraulic oil is supplied to the hydraulic pump, thereby assisting the rotational speed of the vanes by the hydraulic oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Shin ASANO, Kensuke FUTAHASHI, Yoshitomo NODA, Kyota TOKUYAMA, Sho ONODERA, Yukihito OKUDA
  • Publication number: 20180363501
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes: a rotating shaft which extends along an axis; a turbine wheel which is provided on one end side of the rotating shaft; a compressor wheel which is provided on the other end side of the rotating shaft; a rolling bearing which includes an inner race fixed to an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, an outer race surrounding the inner race from an outside in a radial direction, and rolling bodies arranged between the inner race and the outer race and rotatably supports the rotating shaft around the axis; a housing which covers the rolling bearing from an outer circumferential side with a gap between the housing and an outer circumferential surface of the rolling bearing; and a plurality of lubricating oil supply lines through which lubricating oil is supplied to different locations in the housing at different state quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo NODA, Motoki EBISU, Hiroshi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10151344
    Abstract: A turbocharger comprises: a rolling bearing provided with a plurality of rolling elements arranged between a raceway formed on an inner ring and a raceway formed on an outer ring; and a housing for holding the outer ring. The housing is provided with: a first dam for restricting the outflow of a lubricant through a first discharge passage for discharging the lubricant from the outer ring; and a second dam for restricting the outflow of the lubricant through a second discharge passage for discharging the lubricant from an opening formed so as to be in communication with an axially intermediate portion of the outer ring and with a peripheral wall of a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Noda, Masaki Tojo
  • Publication number: 20180347455
    Abstract: The present invention provides a turbocharger including: a rotating shaft; a turbine wheel; a compressor wheel; a rolling bearing including an inner race fixed to an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, an outer race surrounding the inner race from the outside in a radial direction, and rolling bodies arranged between the inner and outer races and that supports the rotating shaft to be rotatable about an axis; a housing that covers the rolling bearing from an outer circumferential side via a gap between the housing and an outer circumferential surface of the rolling bearing; and a lubricant supply line configured to supply a lubricant into the housing. The turbocharger includes an operating state detection unit that detects an operating state of the turbocharger and a lubricant regulating unit configured to regulate the flow rate of the lubricant flowing through the lubricant supply line depending on the operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo NODA, Motoki EBISU, Hiroshi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180266444
    Abstract: This hydraulic oil tank, which is disposed inside a pod of a power generation system, stores hydraulic oil, wherein the hydraulic oil tank is provided with: a rubber bag for use during oil temperature increases, the rubber bag being attached to a tank wall surface from the inner side, having a first internal space communicated with the exterior through an opening passing through the wall surface, and partitioning the first internal space and the wall surface interior in an elastic manner; and a rubber bag for use during oil temperature decreases, the rubber bag being attached to the wall surface from the outer side, having a second internal space communicated with the wall surface interior through an opening passing through the wall surface, and partitioning the second internal space and the wall surface interior in an elastic manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kensuke FUTAHASHI, Shin ASANO, Yoshitomo NODA, Sho ONODERA
  • Patent number: 9956705
    Abstract: This compactor includes first rollers having first roller surfaces that press a laminated sheet from the second surface side of a release sheet, the first rollers being disposed separated from each other; and a second roller having a second roller surface that presses the laminated sheet from the second surface side of the release sheet, the second roller being disposed such that the second roller surface faces a gap provided between the first rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Megumu Tsuruta, Takashi Shibutani, Kentarou Saeki, Yoshitomo Noda, Kosuke Owatari
  • Publication number: 20180073433
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a rotating shaft which extends along an axial line thereof, a turbine rotor which is provided on one end side of the rotating shaft, a compressor rotor which is provided on the other end side of the rotating shaft, a roller bearing which rotatably supports the rotating shaft around the axis line between the turbine rotor and the compressor rotor, a housing which covers the roller bearing from an outer peripheral side of the roller bearing, and a tubular sleeve which is provided inside the housing, which is disposed on an outer peripheral side of an outer ring of the roller bearing with a gap for holding a lubricant between the sleeve and the outer ring, and at least part of which is formed of a damping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo NODA, Motoki EBISU
  • Publication number: 20180031046
    Abstract: A coupling joint includes: joint member which has gear teeth; a center tube which has gear teeth meshing with the gear teeth, and through which a rotational force is transmitted between the joint member via the gear teeth and the gear teeth; a seal member which blocks a lubricated space including a meshing portion of the gear teeth and the gear teeth from the outside between the joint member and the center tube; a lubricant which fills the lubricated space; and a pressure-equalizing member which is provided to face a part of the lubricated space, changes the volume of the lubricated space by deforming in accordance with the pressure of the outside, and thereby equalizes the pressure of the lubricant and the pressure of the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko UMEDA, Shin ASANO, Yoshitomo NODA
  • Publication number: 20170314616
    Abstract: A turbocharger comprises: a rolling bearing provided with a plurality of rolling elements arranged between a raceway formed on an inner ring and a raceway formed on an outer ring; and a housing for holding the outer ring. The housing is provided with: a first dam for restricting the outflow of a lubricant through a first discharge passage for discharging the lubricant from the outer ring; and a second dam for restricting the outflow of the lubricant through a second discharge passage for discharging the lubricant from an opening formed so as to be in communication with an axially intermediate portion of the outer ring and with a peripheral wall of a space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo NODA, Masaki TOJO
  • Publication number: 20170001343
    Abstract: This compactor includes first rollers having first roller surfaces that press a laminated sheet from the second surface side of a release sheet, the first rollers being disposed separated from each other; and a second roller having a second roller surface that presses the laminated sheet from the second surface side of the release sheet, the second roller being disposed such that the second roller surface faces a gap provided between the first rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Megumu TSURUTA, Takashi SHIBUTANI, Kentarou SAEKI, Yoshitomo NODA, Kosuke OWATARI
  • Patent number: 8517671
    Abstract: Provided is a wind turbine generator in which, the specifications of the gears can be designed for the level of a maximum load during driving without decreasing the necessary strength and durability. A wind turbine generator in which a nacelle is installed at an upper end of a tower that is vertically erected on a foundation includes a yaw driving unit that yaws the nacelle and/or a pitch driving unit that controls pitch angles of the wind turbine blades, wherein a drive mechanism of the yaw driving unit and/or the pitch driving unit, which are equipped with an engaging portion of a slewing bearing (20) having internal teeth or external teeth and a pinion gear is equipped with a clutch mechanism, at the engaging portion, that slides when receiving an input larger than a maximum load during driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Noda, Seita Seki, Akihiko Yano