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A suspension includes a load beam and a flexure. The flexure has a metal base and a conductive circuit portion. The conductive circuit portion has an insulating layer formed on the metal base, and a conductor formed on the insulating layer. The conductive circuit portion includes a first region which constitutes a part of the conductive circuit portion in the longitudinal direction, and a second region which constitutes another part of the same in the longitudinal direction. The conductor includes a thin conductor portion having a first thickness arranged in the first region, and a thick conductor portion having a second thickness arranged in the second region. The second thickness is greater than the first thickness.


Patent
Nhk Spring Co. | Date: 2017-03-01

A hollow stabilizer (1) according to the invention is formed in a hollow shape and includes a bent portion (1c1, 1c2, ml-m5). With a thickness of an inner side of the bent portion (1c1, 1c2, m1-m5) being larger than a thickness of an outer side of the bent portion (1c1, 1c2, m1-m5), a hardness of the outer side of the bent portion (1c1, 1c2, m1-m5) is higher than a hardness of the inner side of the bent portion (1c1, 1c2, m1-m5) through quenching by cooling down after heating by electrical heating.


Patent
NHK Spring Co. | Date: 2017-01-11

For a laminate according to the present invention, a metallic coating is formed by accelerating copper powder containing 0.002% to 0.020% by weight of phosphorus and having been subjected to reduction treatment together with gas heated to a temperature lower than the melting point of the copper powder, spraying the copper powder onto the surface of a substrate while keeping the copper powder in the solid state, and depositing the copper powder on the substrate.


Patent
NHK Spring Co. | Date: 2017-03-01

A stabilizer bar with rubber bush includes a stabilizer bar (2), and at least one rubber bush (6) adhesively fixed to at least a portion of the stabilizer bar. The stabilizer bar (2) and the rubber bush (6) are adhesively fixed to each other with an adhesive agent layer (3). The adhesive agent layer (3) includes a primer agent layer (4) formed on a surface of the stabilizer bar (2) and having a dry film thickness of 5 m or more and 10 m or less; and a first top coat agent layer (5) formed on the primer agent layer (4) and having a dry film thickness of 5 m or more and less than 13 m.


Patent
NHK Spring Co. and Topura Co. | Date: 2017-01-25

A fastening member includes a first alloy portion and a second alloy portion. The first alloy portion is made of an aluminum alloy including 0.005 wt% to 5.0 wt% zinc and 0.6 wt% to 2.0 wt% magnesium and is provided to a part that comes into contact with at least one of a plurality of members serving as a fastening target. The second alloy portion is made of an aluminum alloy including more than 2.0 wt% and 5.0 wt% or less magnesium and more than 5.0 wt% and 10 wt% or less zinc and is joined to the first alloy portion.


Patent
NHK Spring Co. | Date: 2017-04-05

A compressive residual stress portion (50) having a compressive residual stress from a surface of a wire (40) to a first depth (D1) is formed between end turn portions (12a, 12b) of a coil spring (12). The end turn portion (12a) includes a first portion (12a_(1)), a second portion (12a_(2)), and a third portion (12a_(3)). The first portion (12a_(1)) is always in contact with a spring seat irrespective of a load applied to the coil spring (12). The second portion (12a_(2)) contacts the spring seat when the load applied to the coil spring (12) is large, and is separated from the spring seat when the load is small. The third portion (12a_(3)) is always separated from the spring seat irrespective of the magnitude of the load. In the end turn portion (12a), in a region including the second portion (12a_(2)), a deep residual stress portion (51) is formed by ultrasonic shot peening. The deep residual stress portion (51) has a compressive residual stress from a surface of the wire (40) to a second depth (D2) deeper than the first depth (D1).


A steel has a predetermined chemical composition with a balance being Fe and incidental impurities, wherein a sum of Cu content and Ni content is 0.15 mass% or more, and a crystal grain size after forming into a stabilizer shape and quenching is in a range of 7.5 to 10.5 in prior austenite crystal grain size number. Thus, a highly durable stabilizer steel that has a tensile strength of 1200 MPa or more and excellent normal-temperature and low-temperature toughness and is used in an environmentally friendly manufacturing process at lower cost can be realized.


Patent
NHK Spring Co. | Date: 2017-01-04

A rotor according to the present invention includes: conductors having a bar shape; a first end ring (11) joined to one ends of the conductors by friction stir welding, at least a surface opposite to a surface from which the conductors extend being stirred by the friction stir welding; a second end ring (12) joined to other ends of the conductors by friction stir welding, at least a surface opposite to a surface from which the conductors extend being stirred by the friction stir welding; and an iron core (13) disposed between the first and the second end rings, having a cylindrical shape, and including a plurality of insertion holes through which the respective conductors are insertable in a central axis direction of the iron core.


Patent
NHK Spring Co. | Date: 2017-02-01

An end turn portion (12a) of a coil spring (12) includes a first portion (12a_(1)), a second portion (12a_(2)), and a third portion (12a_(3)). The first portion (12a_(1)) is always in contact with a spring seat irrespective of the magnitude of a load applied to the coil spring (12). The second portion (12a_(2)) contacts the spring seat when the load applied to the coil spring (12) is large, and is separated from the spring seat when the load is small. The third portion (12a_(3)) is always separated from the spring seat irrespective of the magnitude of the load. An insulating sheet (50) made of a material having rubber elasticity is attached to a lower surface of a wire (40) at the end turn portion (12a) by means of adhesive bonding. The insulating sheet (50) is provided on a lower surface of a region including at least the second portion (12a_(2)).


Patent
Nhk Spring Co. | Date: 2016-06-27

A seat cover, comprising: a cover main body that is formed by stitching together a plurality of covering pieces at a plurality of seam allowances, and that covers a padding material of a vehicle seat, with a portion of the plurality of seam allowances disposed at a back face side of the cover main body facing the padding material being turned over to lie along a surface of the padding material; and a low friction cloth that is attached to the back face side of the cover main body in a state straddling across the portion of the plurality of seam allowances, and that is interposed between the cover main body and the padding material, with a surface of the low friction cloth that contacts the portion of the plurality of seam allowances having a lower coefficient of friction than a coefficient of friction of the surface of the padding material.

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