Patents by Inventor Yutaka Wakabayashi

Yutaka Wakabayashi 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: 10442269
    Abstract: A hollow stabilizer has a tubular shape and is provided with a torsion section that is provided to a vehicle and that extends in the vehicle width direction; an arm section that extends in the front-back direction of the vehicle; and bent sections that connect the torsion section and the arm section. The hardness of the outer surface of the bent inner sides of the bent sections of the hollow stabilizer is 70% or more with respect to the hardness of the outer surface of the arm section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Wakabayashi, Ken Takahashi, Masato Sugawara, Hideki Okada
  • Patent number: 10415110
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hollow stabilizer includes a forming step of subjecting an element pipe to a bending process, to form a product shape including bent portions, and a quenching step of quenching the element pipe subjected to the bending process. In the quenching step, a cooling process is performed by immersing the element pipe made of steel in coolant and by spraying the coolant to an outer surface of the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Wakabayashi, Ken Takahashi, Masato Sugawara, Hideki Okada
  • Publication number: 20190030980
    Abstract: A terminal sealed portion is formed on an end portion of a hollow rod made of steel. An enclosed space is formed on an inner side of the hollow rod. At an end of the enclosed space, a terminal gap is formed. A volatile powdered rust inhibitor is supplied in the enclosed space. As the volatile powdered rust inhibitor is vaporized, the enclosed space is turned into a rust-inhibiting atmosphere. As the vaporized component of the volatile powdered rust inhibitor is adsorbed to an inner surface of the enclosed space, an inner surface rust-inhibiting film is formed. The vaporized component also enters inside the terminal gap, and forms a terminal rust-inhibiting film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira TANGE, Masato SUGAWARA, Yutaka WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180117983
    Abstract: A hollow stabilizer has a tubular shape and is provided with a torsion section that is provided to a vehicle and that extends in the vehicle width direction; an arm section that extends in the front-back direction of the vehicle; and bent sections that connect the torsion section and the arm section. The hardness of the outer surface of the bent inner sides of the bent sections of the hollow stabilizer is 70% or more with respect to the hardness of the outer surface of the arm section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka Wakabayashi, Ken Takahashi, Masato Sugawara, Hideki Okada
  • Publication number: 20180073096
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hollow stabilizer includes a forming step of subjecting an element pipe to a bending process, to form a product shape including bent portions, and a quenching step of quenching the element pipe subjected to the bending process. In the quenching step, a cooling process is performed by immersing the element pipe made of steel in coolant and by spraying the coolant to an outer surface of the bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka Wakabayashi, Ken Takahashi, Masato Sugawara, Hideki Okada
  • Patent number: 9273372
    Abstract: Provided are a method for manufacturing a stabilizer and a heating device, the method being able to suppress the occurrence of unevenness in the hardness of a curved portion of a semimanufactured product of the stabilizer and reduce the process time in a tempering process. In electric heating in a first heating step (step A), the temperature of an inside portion of a shoulder can be steeply increased to a temperature (<UA) close to a target temperature (UA) by continuously passing an electric current. In electric heating in a second heating step (step C), the temperature difference between the maximum achieved temperature of the inside portion of the shoulder and the maximum achieved temperature of an outside portion thereof can be decreased by intermittently passing an electric current, thereby making it possible to set the maximum achieved temperatures to a desired target temperature (UA) or a temperature close thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Koshita, Yutaka Wakabayashi, Kosuke Takeo, Koichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20150184267
    Abstract: Provided are a method for manufacturing a stabilizer and a heating device, the method being able to suppress the occurrence of unevenness in the hardness of a curved portion of a semimanufactured product of the stabilizer and reduce the process time in a tempering process. In electric heating in a first heating step (step A), the temperature of an inside portion of a shoulder can be steeply increased to a temperature (<UA) close to a target temperature (UA) by continuously passing an electric current. In electric heating in a second heating step (step C), the temperature difference between the maximum achieved temperature of the inside portion of the shoulder and the maximum achieved temperature of an outside portion thereof can be decreased by intermittently passing an electric current, thereby making it possible to set the maximum achieved temperatures to a desired target temperature (UA) or a temperature close thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Koshita, Yutaka Wakabayashi, Kosuke Takeo, Koichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20150176101
    Abstract: A hollow stabilizer having an excellent fatigue property and higher strength compared to the conventional ones has a chemical composition containing 0.26% to 0.30% of C, 0.05% to 0.35% of Si, 0.5% to 1.0% of Mn, 0.05% to 1.0% of Cr, 0.005% to 0.05% of Ti, 0.0005% to 0.005% of B, and 0.0005% to 0.005% of Ca, wherein; Al, P, S, N, and O are limited to 0.08% or less, 0.05% or less, less than 0.0030%, 0.006% or less, and 0.004% or less, respectively, a remainder of the chemical composition consists of Fe and unavoidable impurities, a value of a product of the Mn content and the S content is 0.0025 or less, and a critical cooling rate Vc90 represented by a predetermined equation is 40° C./s or less; and wherein a metallic structure comprises a tempered martensite, a length of elongated MnS present at a center part in a thickness direction of the hollow stabilizer is 150 ?m or less, a HRC is from 40 to 50, a thickness to outer diameter ratio is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ishitsuka, Motofumi Koyuba, Masamichi Iwamura, Akira Tange, Ken Takahashi, Kiyoshi Kurimoto, Yutaka Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8297092
    Abstract: The reflection portion of the reflection member is moved along the inner surface in the hole of the pipe from the entrance opening of the hole of the pipe to the exit opening of the hole thereof. In this case, the reflection portion is guided by the guide portion provided at both sides of the reflection portion. The shots, which are projected toward the inner surface in the hole of the pipe, reach the reflection portion through the holes of the guide portion of the entrance side, and they are reflected toward the inner surface in the hole of the pipe. Since the shots can be reflected toward the inner surface inside in the hole of the pipe, the tendency that shots may be moved toward the inner surface outside in the hole of the curved portion can be small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Tange, Masato Sugawara, Isao Sumiyoshi, Ken Takahashi, Yutaka Wakabayashi, Masayoshi Kawai
  • Publication number: 20100281938
    Abstract: The reflection portion of the reflection member is moved along the inner surface in the hole of the pipe from the entrance opening of the hole of the pipe to the exit opening of the hole thereof. In this case, the reflection portion is guided by the guide portion provided at both sides of the reflection portion. The shots, which are projected toward the inner surface in the hole of the pipe reach the reflection portion through the holes of the guide portion of the entrance side, and they are reflected toward the inner surface in the hole of the pipe. Since the shots can be reflected toward the inner surface inside in the hole of the pipe, the tendency that shots may be moved toward the inner surface outside in the hole of the curved portion can be small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Tange, Masato Sugawara, Isao Sumiyoshi, Ken Takahashi, Yutaka Wakabayashi, Masayoshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 7410294
    Abstract: A temperature sensor with a reduced number of components is provided. In the temperature sensor (10) in accordance with the present invention, a cap part (44A) of a sensor cover (44) covers an opening (14) of a holder (12) as a whole, whereby water droplets and the like are prevented from entering between the holder (12) and a filler resin part (42). A neck part (44B) of the sensor cover (44) keeps a harness pair (34A, 34B) from breaking by bending in excess. Both of the cap part (44A) and neck part (44B) are a part of the sensor cover (44) and are integrated together. The number of components in the temperature sensor (10) employing such a sensor cover (44) is smaller than that in a temperature sensor (50) in which a cap and a lead drawing member are separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Shiraki, Kaoru Sasaki, Yutaka Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20070110124
    Abstract: A temperature sensor with a reduced number of components is provided. In the temperature sensor (10) in accordance with the present invention, a cap part (44A) of a sensor cover (44) covers an opening (14) of a holder (12) as a whole, whereby water droplets and the like are prevented from entering between the holder (12) and a filler resin part (42). A neck part (44B) of the sensor cover (44) keeps a harness pair (34A, 34B) from breaking by bending in excess. Both of the cap part (44A) and neck part (44B) are a part of the sensor cover (44) and are integrated together. The number of components in the temperature sensor (10) employing such a sensor cover (44) is smaller than that in a temperature sensor (50) in which a cap and a lead drawing member are separate from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Shiraki, Kaoru Sasaki, Yutaka Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 7059707
    Abstract: To prevent corrosion and disconnection of an anisotropic conductor film due to ink and ink vapor and to eliminate discharge defects in an ink jet print head having a structure in which a head chip and a circuit substrate for driving the head chip are interconnected by an FPC substrate through the anisotropic conductor film, an outer periphery of the interconnecting portion is molded throughout a full range by a sealant so as to cut off the interconnecting portion from external air. The sealant is of an epoxy type, a silicone type or an acrylic type. An epoxy sealant having low viscosity (50 pa·s or below) and high hardness (85 or more: JISA standard) is used for a first layer sealant of the interconnecting portion and a silicone sealant having high viscosity (70 pa·s or more) is used for a second layer sealant to achieve a two-layered molding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: SII Printek Inc.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Shino, Yutaka Wakabayashi, Kazuyoshi Tominaga
  • Publication number: 20030189619
    Abstract: To prevent corrosion and disconnection of an anisotropic conductor film due to ink and ink vapor and to eliminate discharge defects in an ink jet print head having a structure in which a head chip and a circuit substrate for driving the head chip are interconnected by an FPC substrate through the anisotropic conductor film, an outer periphery of the interconnecting portion is molded throughout a full range by a sealant so as to cut off the interconnecting portion from external air. The sealant is of an epoxy type, a silicone type or an acrylic type. An epoxy sealant having low viscosity (50 pa·s or below) and high hardness (85 or more: JISA standard) is used for a first layer sealant of the interconnecting portion and a silicone sealant having high viscosity (70 pa·s or more) is used for a second layer sealant to achieve a two-layered molding structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Naotoshi Shino, Yutaka Wakabayashi, Kazuyoshi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 5217548
    Abstract: A process for working .beta. titanium alloy comprises the steps of first elongating the alloy at a temperature not higher than a .beta. transus temperature and at a working ration of 30% or more. Next, conducting a subsequent aging treatment. Then, elongating the alloy at a temperature not higher than the aging treatment temperature and at a working ratio of 70% or more when combined with that in the first step for elongating. Then a recrystallization treatment is carried out at a treating temperature not higher than the .beta. transus temperature or isothermal working is carried out within a temperature range of the .beta. transus temperature minus 200.degree. C. to the .beta. transus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Kuboki, Kenzo Kato, Yutaka Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 5171375
    Abstract: The titanium alloy treatment process of the present invention comprises molding an .alpha.+.beta. titanium alloy and a .beta. alloy, subjecting the resultant article to a .beta. solution treatment above the .beta. transformation point, quenching the treated article to room temperature to form a martensitic single phase or a .beta. single phase, subjecting the article to an aging treatment below the .beta. transformation point to finely precipitation an .alpha. precipitate on the martensite phase or the .beta. phase, and then subjecting the article to a mirror fining treatment to attain a mirror state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Wakabayashi, Kenzo Kato, Shigeru Miyama, Akihiko Abe