Patents Assigned to JFE Steel Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200370153
    Abstract: Disclosed is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet that has excellent high-frequency iron loss properties and blanking workability. The steel sheet includes: steel components including, by mass %, Si: 1.5-8.0%, Mn: 0.02-1.0%, and at least one selected from Sn: 0.010-0.400%, Sb: 0.010-0.400%, Mo: 0.010-0.200%, and P: 0.010-0.200%; and crystal grains including coarse secondary recrystallized grains having an average grain size of 5 mm or more and fine grains having a grain size of 0.1-2.0 mm, wherein at least some of the coarse secondary recrystallized grains penetrate the steel sheet in a thickness direction and are respectively exposed on front and back surfaces of the steel sheet such that projection planes of the exposed surfaces of these coarse secondary recrystallized grains on the front and back surfaces form an overlapping region, and the fine grains are present at a number density per unit area of 0.6-40 pieces/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi IMAMURA, Makoto WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200370140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot-pressed member that can exhibit very high tensile strength after hot pressing as high as TS: 1780 MPa or more, and excellent indentation peeling strength at projection welds by properly adjusting its chemical composition and its microstructure such that a prior austenite average grain size is 7 ?m or less within a range of 50 ?m or less in a thickness direction from a surface of the member, a volume fraction of martensite is 90% or more, and an average intergrain distance of Nb and Ti carbonitrides having a grain size of less than 0.10 ?m within a depth range of 20 ?m to 100 ?m in the thickness direction from the surface of the member is 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsutoshi TAKASHIMA, Takashi KOBAYASHI, Yoshimasa FUNAKAWA, Seiji NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200373046
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet for a stacked transformer core. The steel sheet having a sheet thickness t, where t and an iron loss deterioration ratio obtained by subjecting the steel sheet under elliptic magnetization satisfy the following relations: (i) when t 0.20 mm, the iron loss deterioration ratio is 85% or less; (ii) when 0.20 mm<t<0.27 mm, the iron loss deterioration ratio is 80% or less; and (iii) when 0.27 mm?t, the iron loss deterioration ratio is 75% or less. The iron loss deterioration ratio is calculated from ((WA?WB)/WB)×100, where WA is iron loss under 50 Hz elliptic magnetization of 1.7 T in a rolling direction and 1.0 T in a direction orthogonal to the rolling direction, and WB is iron loss under 50 Hz alternating magnetization of 1.7 T in the rolling direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka INOUE, Seiji OKABE, Takeshi OMURA
  • Patent number: 10844452
    Abstract: The disclosure contains, in mass % or mass ppm: C: 0.005% or less, Si: 2.0% to 5.0%, Mn: 0.01% to 0.5%, sol.Al: 10 ppm or less, N: 15 ppm or less, S and Se: each 10 ppm or less, and three or more selected from Sn, Sb, Cr, P, Mo and B whose contents satisfy a relational expression of 0.16?[% Sn]+[% Sb]+[% Cr]+2×[% P]+[% Mo]+[% B]?0.50, the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, where a number of times of repeated bending in a bend test is 10 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Shingaki, Yasuyuki Hayakawa, Masanori Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10844993
    Abstract: An electric-resistance-welded stainless clad steel pipe or tube that is excellent in both the fracture property of the weld and the corrosion resistance of the pipe or tube inner surface as electric resistance welded without additional welding treatment such as weld overlaying after electric resistance welding is provided. An electric-resistance-welded stainless clad steel pipe or tube comprises: an outer layer of carbon steel or low-alloy steel; and an inner layer of austenitic stainless steel having a predetermined chemical composition, wherein a flatness value h/D in a 90° flattening test in accordance with JIS G 3445 is less than 0.3, and a pipe or tube inner surface has no crack in a sulfuric acid-copper sulfate corrosion test in accordance with ASTM A262-10, Practice E, where h is a flattening crack height (mm), and D is a pipe or tube outer diameter (mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ide, Atsushi Matsumoto, Yuji Hashimoto, Takatoshi Okabe
  • Patent number: 10844454
    Abstract: A high-carbon hot-rolled steel sheet having a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: more than 0.40% and 0.63% or less, Si: 0.10% or less, Mn: 0.50% or less, P: 0.03% or less, S: 0.010% or less, sol.Al: 0.10% or less, N: 0.0050% or less, B: 0.0005% or more and 0.0050% or less, and at least one of Sb, Sn, Bi, Ge, Te, and Se in an amount of 0.002% or more and 0.030% or less in total. The steel sheet has a microstructure including ferrite and cementite, in which the density of cementite in ferrite grains is 0.13 pieces/?m2 or less. Additionally, the steel sheet has a hardness of 81 or less in terms of HRB and a total elongation of 33% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka Miyamoto, Takashi Kobayashi, Kaneharu Okuda
  • Patent number: 10844453
    Abstract: A high-strength seamless steel pipe for oil country tubular goods comprising, by mass %, C: 0.20% to 0.50%, Si: 0.05% to 0.40%, Mn: more than 0.6% to 1.5% or less, P: 0.015% or less, S: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.005% to 0.1%, N: 0.006% or less, Mo: more than 1.0% to 3.0% or less, V: 0.05% to 0.3%, Nb: 0.001% to 0.020%, B: 0.0003% to 0.0030%, O: 0.0030% or less, and Ti: 0.003% to 0.025%, and wherein Ti/N: 2.0 to 5.0 is satisfied, a volume fraction of a tempered martensitic is 95% or more, prior austenite grains have a grain size number of 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Yuga, Yasuhide Ishiguro, Seiji Nabeshima, Mitsuhiro Okatsu, Hiroki Ota
  • Patent number: 10843247
    Abstract: A material-property-value estimating method of estimating a material-property-value of a target steel-strip product manufactured via at least one of a reheating process, a rolling process, and a cooling process, which are performed while a target material is being conveyed along a conveyance route, the material-property-value estimating method includes an estimating step of estimating a material-property-value of each of meshes dividing the target steel-strip product based on a measured value that has been measured once or more by a measuring device installed on the conveyance route, the measured value including at least a temperature of the target material; and a chemical composition per component of the target steel-strip product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Kuyama, Kazuya Asano, Yoshitsugu Iijima, Tomoyoshi Ogasahara
  • Patent number: 10844449
    Abstract: A rapid-cooling quenching apparatus in which a high-temperature metal sheet is dipped and cooled in a liquid and a rapid-cooling quenching method for a steel sheet are provided. The rapid-cooling quenching apparatus includes a water tank containing the liquid in which the metal sheet is dipped, a jetting device having a plurality of nozzles through which the liquid is jetted onto front and back surfaces of the metal sheet and at least some of which are placed in the liquid in the water tank, and a pair or a plurality of pairs of restraining rolls which are placed between an entrance-side end of the jetting device and an exit-side end of the jetting device and restrain the metal sheet, in which nozzles nearest to the restraining rolls are inclined toward the restraining rolls from a horizontal plane in the jetting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soshi Yoshimoto, Hirokazu Sugihara, Fujio Tanaka, Tomohiro Hashimukai
  • Publication number: 20200361735
    Abstract: In a method and a device for correcting meandering of a strip material in an apparatus that performs conveyance of the strip material at a non-contact state by floating a continuously traveling strip material by a floater group, the strip material is tilted by forcibly changing a height position in the widthwise direction of the strip material in at least one of a zone between the most upstream floater in the floater group and a conveyance roll located immediately upstream of such a floater, a zone between two adjacent floaters, and a zone between the most downstream floater in the floater group and a conveyance roll located immediately downstream of such a floater, whereby the height position in the widthwise direction of the strip material above the floater is changed and a static pressure applied to the strip material above the floater is changed to correct meandering thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Yuhei Iwami, Shuhei Narita, Masanori Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20200360981
    Abstract: An object to provide a press-forming method that can efficiently suppress springback and easily specify a position where a springback reduction effect by rigidity improvement is large, and the press-forming method used in producing a press-formed product having a predetermined shape by press-forming a sheet material, the method including: a first process that repeatedly performs a springback analysis, while changing a position to be restricted, to specify a position where a springback reduction effect by rigidity improvement is large; a second process that performs a rigidity improvement measure on a position of the sheet material corresponding to the position of the formed-product model specified in the first process; and a third process that produces the press-formed product by press-forming the sheet material on which the rigidity improvement measure has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta KARIYAZAKI, Yusuke FUJII, Yuji YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10837075
    Abstract: A hot rolled and annealed ferritic stainless steel sheet includes a composition that contains, on a mass percent basis, 0.015% or less of C, 1.00% or less of Si, 1.00% or less of Mn, 0.040% or less of P, 0.010% or less of S, 12.0% or more and 23.0% or less of Cr, 0.20% or more and 1.00% or less of Al, 0.020% or less of N, 1.00% or more and 2.00% or less of Cu, and 0.30% or more and 0.65% or less of Nb, Si and Al being contained so as to satisfy expression (1) described below, the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and the hot rolled and annealed ferritic stainless steel sheet having a Vickers hardness less than 205, Si?Al (1) (where in expression (1), Si represents the content of Si (% by mass), and Al represents the content of Al (% by mass)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Nakamura, Hiroki Ota, Chikara Kami
  • Patent number: 10835986
    Abstract: A resistance spot welding method inhibits, in accordance with the electrode angle, the occurrence of cracking in the weld regardless of the steel grade. The resistance spot welding method satisfies relationships: 2·A·(t·T/F)1/2?H when 0?A<1 (3·A?1)·(t·T/F)1/2?H when 1?A<10 (A+19)·(t·T/F)1/2?H when 10?A<20 where H (ms) is an electrode force retaining time after completion of current passage, A (degrees) is an electrode angle of the electrodes, t (mm) is a sheet thickness of a steel sheet having a largest sheet thickness among the steel sheets, T (MPa) is a tensile strength of a steel sheet having a highest tensile strength among the two or more steel sheets, and F (N) is the electrode force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Chikaumi Sawanishi, Koichi Taniguchi, Katsutoshi Takashima, Hiroshi Matsuda, Rinsei Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10837073
    Abstract: A high-strength heavy-walled stainless steel seamless tube or pipe exhibiting excellent low-temperature toughness is characterized by having a chemical composition containing Cr: 15.5% to 18.0% and a steel microstructure containing a ferritic phase and a martensitic phase, wherein the maximum value of the areas of the ferrite grains in the steel microstructures in a circumferential direction cross section and an L direction (rolling direction) cross section of the steel tube or pipe is 3,000 ?m2 or less and the content of ferrite grains having areas of 800 ?m2 or less is 50% or more on an area fraction basis, where, when adjacent ferrite grains are present in the steel microstructure and the crystal misorientation between one ferrite grain and the other ferrite grain is 15° or more, the adjacent grains are assumed to be grains different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sasaki, Tatsuro Katsumura, Yasushi Kato
  • Patent number: 10837602
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage tank includes a liner layer to store hydrogen and a carbon fiber reinforced plastic layer disposed outside the liner layer. The liner layer is formed from a low-alloy steel, and the carbon fiber forming the carbon fiber reinforced plastic layer is a pitch based carbon fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Takagi, Akihide Nagao, Mitsuo Kimura, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Toshio Takano
  • Patent number: 10837076
    Abstract: A steel sheet for cans has a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.015% or more and 0.150% or less, Si: 0.04% or less, Mn: 1.0% or more and 2.0% or less, P: 0.025% or less, S: 0.015% or less, Al: 0.01% or more and 0.10% or less, N: 0.0005% or more and less than 0.0050%, Ti: 0.003% or more and 0.015% or less, B: 0.0010% or more and 0.0040% or less, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. The steel sheet has a microstructure including a ferrite phase as a main phase and at least one of a martensite phase and a retained austenite phase as a second phase, the total area fraction of the second phase being 1.0% or more, and the sheet has a tensile strength of 480 MPa or more, a total elongation of 12% or more, and a yield elongation of 2.0% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Saito, Katsumi Kojima, Hiroki Nakamaru
  • Patent number: 10837078
    Abstract: Provided is a steel sheet having sufficient formability and strength even after sheet metal thinning, the steel sheet including: a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: more than 0.0060% and not more than 0.012%, Si: 0.02% or less, Mn: 0.10% or more and 0.60% or less, P: 0.020% or less, S: 0.020% or less, Al: 0.01% or more and 0.07% or less, and N: 0.0080% or more and 0.0200% or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, in which a dislocation density at a depth position of ½ of a sheet thickness from a surface of the steel sheet is 2.0×1014/m2 or more and 1.0×1015/m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Ueno, Nobusuke Kariya, Katsumi Kojima, Yoshihide Yamamoto, Akihiro Katagiri
  • Patent number: 10837074
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high strength galvanized steel sheet and a high strength galvanized steel sheet are provided. A base steel sheet having a chemical composition comprising C: 0.03% to 0.35%, Si: 0.01% to 0.50%, Mn: 3.6% to 8.0%, Al: 0.001% to 1.000%, P?0.10%, S?0.010%, and the balance comprising Fe and incidental impurities, on a percent by mass basis, is subjected to annealing and galvanization treatment, wherein the maximum steel sheet temperature in an annealing furnace is 600° C. or higher and 700° C. or lower, the steel sheet transit time in a temperature region of the maximum steel sheet temperature of 600° C. or higher and 700° C. or lower is specified to be 30 seconds or more and 10 minutes or less, and the dew point in an atmosphere is specified to be ?45° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Fushiwaki, Yoshiyasu Kawasaki, Yasunobu Nagataki
  • Publication number: 20200353527
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot-pressed member that can exhibit very high tensile strength after hot pressing of 1780 MPa or more, excellent delayed fracture resistance, and high cross tensile strength after resistance spot welding by properly adjusting its chemical composition and its microstructure such that a prior austenite average grain size is 8 ?m or less, a volume fraction of martensite is 90% or more, and at least 10 cementite grains having a grain size of 0.05 ?m or more are present on average per 200 ?m2 of a cross section parallel to a thickness direction of the member, and such that at least 10 Ti-based precipitates having a grain size of less than 0.10 ?m are present on average per 100 ?m2 of the cross section parallel to the thickness direction of the member in a range of 100 ?m in the thickness direction from a surface of the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsutoshi TAKASHIMA, Takashi KOBAYASHI, Yoshimasa FUNAKAWA, Seiji NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200354821
    Abstract: Provided are: an oriented electrical steel sheet having a high tension applied to a steel sheet and excellent adhesion to a film; and a method for producing the same. This oriented electrical steel sheet includes: a steel sheet; a film A containing a crystalline material disposed on the steel sheet; and a film B containing a vitreous material disposed on the film A, wherein an element profile, which is obtained by using a high-frequency glow discharge light-emission surface analysis method, in the direction from the film B to the steel sheet satisfies formulae (1) and (2). 0.35?(tA/tFe/2)?0.75 . . . (1), 0.25?(tA/2/tFe/2)?1.00 . . . (2), where tA represents the peak time of an alkali metal element profile, tA/2 represents the half time of an alkali metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Terashima, Karin Kokufu, Toshito Takamiya