Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
  • Publication number: 20210222706
    Abstract: Provided is a compressor including: a compressor body that has a motor and compresses air; an aftercooler for cooling the compressed air supplied from the compressor body; a dryer for dehumidifying the compressed air flowing out from the aftercooler; a drain discharge valve for discharging a drain from the dryer; a first pressure sensor for measuring air pressure downstream of the aftercooler; and a control device having a rotation-speed adjusting unit that drives the motor at second acceleration smaller than first acceleration, the first acceleration being rated acceleration of the motor, when a pressure value measured by the first pressure sensor is less than a first threshold value predetermined at startup of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Katsunori HAMADA, Shuto YAKUBO, Akira HOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210216048
    Abstract: A vibration suppression device that suppresses vibration of an operation unit in a mechanical system having a natural vibration mode including the operation unit, an actuator unit that operates the operation unit, and an elastic body that couples the operation unit and the actuator unit, the vibration suppression device including a generation means for generating a drive signal for driving the actuator unit, an estimation means for estimating a measurement amount related to the mechanical system, a correction means for correcting the drive signal generated by the generation means on the basis of the measurement amount estimated by the estimation means, and a change means for changing a gain used by the estimation means so that an influence of an increase in a modeling error becomes small in a period in which the modeling error of the mechanical system increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yoshiharu NISHIDA, Mami YOMODA, Naoki KIDA
  • Publication number: 20210210118
    Abstract: A recording layer for an optical data recording medium is described. Recording is performed by irradiating the recording layer with a laser beam. The recording layer contains a W oxide, an Fe oxide, and at least one of a Ta oxide and a Nb oxide. The recording layer contains 10-60 atomic % of Fe and a total of 3-50 atomic % of Ta and Nb relative to the total metal atoms therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Yuki TAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210199392
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a heat exchanger body having a plurality of layer portions each having a plurality of flow paths, and having a configuration in which adjacent layer portions are joined to each other, an inflow header being configured that a fluid is introduced into the inflow header to flow into the plurality of flow paths, an outflow header being configured that a fluid flowing through the plurality of flow paths merges, a cover portion covering all joint portions of the adjacent layer portions or all joint portions of components of layer portions, the joint portions exposed on an outer surface of the heat exchanger body at a portion other than a portion where the inflow header and the outflow header are disposed, and a lead-out portion connected to the cover portion and forming an internal flow path communicating with a space between the cover portion and the heat exchanger body. The lead-out portion is configured to emit a fluid to a predetermined region set in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kenichiro MITSUHASHI, Takashi KOGUSHI, Masato YAMADA, Susumu TERADA, Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210198868
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive apparatus includes a boom flow rate control valve, a target boom cylinder speed calculation part calculating a target boom cylinder speed for making a construction surface by a bucket closer to a target construction surface based on the cylinder speed of a boom cylinder and the like, and a boom flow rate operation part. The boom flow rate operation part operates the boom flow rate control valve to make a boom cylinder supply flow rate be a target supply flow rate corresponding to the target boom cylinder speed when the target boom cylinder speed direction coincides with a cylinder thrust direction, and operates the boom flow rate control valve to make the boom cylinder discharge flow rate be a target discharge flow rate corresponding to the target boom cylinder speed when the target boom cylinder speed direction is opposite to the cylinder thrust direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi MAEKAWA, Toshihiro NOGI, Sho FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20210187814
    Abstract: A screw extruder for extruding a kneaded material, includes: a pair of screws; a casing that houses the pair of screws and includes a supply port; and a roller-die. Each of the screws includes a shaft portion, and a spiral flight portion. The flight portion is formed into a shape in which a radial distance between the surface of the shaft portion and a tip of the flight portion decreases gradually toward a downstream end in an extrusion direction of a kneaded material. The casing has a tapered shape. Within a range between a downstream end of the supply port and a downstream end of the flight portion, a clearance between a top portion of the flight portion and an inner wall surface of the casing at the downstream end of the supply port is larger than a clearance at any other part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kosuke HIGASHI, Kazuhisa FUKUTANI
  • Publication number: 20210178502
    Abstract: A method for producing a built-up object by melting and solidifying a filler metal to form weld beads on a base surface along a track for a torch and form the built-up object formed by the weld beads is provided. The built-up object includes a bead formation portion where a gravitational influence is maximum. The method includes: forming a supporting bead having a higher viscosity during weld-bead formation than other weld beads in the bead formation portion; and forming the other weld beads overlying the supporting bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210180160
    Abstract: Provided are an aluminum alloy sheet for automotive structural member which is excellent and well-balanced in strength, formability, and crushability, an automotive structural member, and a method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy sheet for automotive structural member. An aluminum alloy sheet for automotive structural member is an Al—Mg—Si-based aluminum alloy sheet containing, in mass %, Mg: 0.4% or more and 1.0% or less, Si: 0.6% or more and 1.2% or less, and Cu: 0.6% or more and 1.3% or less with the remainder being Al and inevitable impurities and having an earing ratio of ?13.0% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoki HOSOKAWA, Takahiko NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210170471
    Abstract: An electromagnetic forming method includes: a step of setting pipe periphery members at plural positions along an axial direction of a pipe material; a step of setting a coil unit on a side of one end, in the axial direction, of the pipe material, the coil unit including a conductor wound portion, conductor extension portions, and a resin-made conductor support portion; a step of setting a support member on a side of the other end, in the axial direction, of the pipe material; a coil unit holding step; a coil setting step; and a swaging step. The coil setting step and the swaging step are performed in this order at each of the plural positions of the pipe material while the coil unit is kept held by the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.), TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryusuke HIOKI, Yoshihaya IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210164089
    Abstract: Provided is a film formation method that includes: an etching step of etching the surface of the substrate by bringing inert gas ions into collision with the surface of the substrate, the inert gas ions generated in a chamber accommodating the substrate; an implantation step of bringing inert gas ions into collision with metal particles deposited on the surface of the substrate to thereby hit the metal particles into the surface of the substrate while bringing the inert gas ions into collision with a metal target to thereby cause the metal particles to sputter out of the metal target and depositing the metal particles on the surface of the substrate etched in the etching step; and a film formation step of forming the film on the surface of the substrate into which the metal particles have been hit in the implantation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Satoshi HIROTA, Koichiro AKARI
  • Publication number: 20210164618
    Abstract: A method for controlling a compression system that includes a compressor for compressing gas, a first on-off valve provided on a suction flow passage connected to a suction side of the compressor, a pressure reducing valve provided on a portion of the suction flow passage upstream of the first on-off valve, a second on-off valve provided on a discharge flow passage connected to a discharge side of the compressor, a bypass flow passage connecting the suction flow passage and the discharge flow passage to detour the compressor, and a bypass valve provided on the bypass flow passage, includes closing the first on-off valve while driving the compressor, opening the bypass valve simultaneously with or after the closing of the first on-off valve, closing the second on-off valve after the opening of the bypass valve, and continuing to drive the compressor after the closing of the second on-off valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Masashi TAKANO, Takuro UBA, Takayuki FUKUDA, Kenji NAGURA
  • Publication number: 20210156765
    Abstract: A rim replacing mechanism includes a pressing member including a spring and a body having a pressing surface applying downward pressing force to an upper surface of an upper rim, and an actuator configured to vertically displace the body within a range including an upper position and a lower position. As to the lower position, the body is configured to shift downward toward the lower position while the pressing surface of the body is applying the downward pressing force to the upper surface of the upper rim, to dispose the upper surface of the upper rim to be separated downward from a lower surface of an upper spindle. The spring is configured to apply downward pressing force to the body disposed at the lower position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takashi SUMITANI, Yu SUMIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210154886
    Abstract: In kneading rotors, a twist angle of long wing constituting kneading wings is between 38 degrees and 53 degrees inclusive. The long wing includes, between the long wings and an inner surface of a casing, wing tops configured to form, along a wing longitudinal direction, a first tip clearance, and a second tip clearance narrower than the first tip clearance in width. A central angle of the long wing forming the second tip clearance is between 5 degrees and 10 degrees inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira KONISHI, Yasuaki YAMANE, Naofumi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20210156371
    Abstract: A piston ring includes a first ring portion which is fitted onto an outer circumferential portion of a piston and which is capable of sliding relative to an inner wall surface of a cylinder, and a second ring portion which is fitted onto the outer circumferential portion of the piston, arranged side-by-side with the first ring portion in the axial direction, and which is capable of sliding relative to the inner wall surface of the cylinder. The second ring portion is fitted onto the outer circumferential portion of the piston in such a way as to be positioned on a side opposite to a compression chamber inside the cylinder, relative to the first ring portion, and has a greater hardness than the first ring portion has.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Naofumi KANEI, Tomohiro OTSUKA, Hirotaka ITO, Hiroaki NII
  • Publication number: 20210154777
    Abstract: A solid wire for electroslag welding, including Fe and, by mass % based on a total mass of the wire: C: more than 0% and 0.03% or less; Si: more than 0% and 0.10% or less; Mn: more than 0% and 0.25% or less; Ni: 10.5%-14.0%; S: more than 0% and 0.010% or less; Al: more than 0% and 0.250% or less; REM: 0.002%-0.080%; and O: more than 0% and 0.0090% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hidenori NAKO, Tomoko SUGIMURA, Keito ISHIZAKI, Yoshihiko KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210148492
    Abstract: Formed in series along an axial-direction end portion of a large-diameter pipe member, in the following order from the pipe end, are: a large-diameter-pipe pipe-end expanding portion; a large-diameter-pipe reduced-diameter portion; a large-diameter-pipe bulging portion; and a tapered portion. Formed in series along an axial-direction end portion of a small-diameter-pipe member, in the following order from the pipe end, are: a small-diameter-pipe pipe-end expanding portion; a small-diameter-pipe enlarged-diameter portion; and a small-diameter-pipe bulging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yoshihaya IMAMURA, Chieko IMAI
  • Publication number: 20210138591
    Abstract: A wire for gas-shielded arc welding includes, based on a total mass of the wire: C: 0.01 mass % or more and 0.10 mass % or less, Si: 0.05 mass % or more and 0.55 mass % or less, Mn: 1.60 mass % or more and 2.40 mass % or less, Ti: 0.05 mass % or more and 0.25 mass % or less, Cu: 0.01 mass % or more and 0.30 mass % or less, S: 0.001 mass % or more and 0.020 mass % or less, N: 0.0045 mass % or more and 0.0150 mass % or less, Al: 0.10 mass % or less, and P: 0.025 mass % or less, with the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities. In the wire, the following relationship is satisfied: 0.1?[Ti]/[Si]?3.0, where [Si] is the content of Si (mass %) and [Ti] is the content of Ti (mass %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kazuya IKAI, Hikaru KINASHI, Yasuyuki YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20210123213
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive apparatus capable of automatic control with high accuracy regardless of regeneration operation includes a boom flow rate control valve, an arm flow rate control valve, a regeneration control valve, a pump control device for performing horsepower control, a posture detection device, a boom flow rate control device switchable between a normal control mode and an automatic control mode, and a regeneration control device. The boom flow rate control device adjusts the boom flow rate in the automatic control mode so that a work attachment moves along a target locus. The regeneration control device sets the regeneration control valve to a regeneration position in a low load situation and to a regeneration cut position in a high load situation, and lowers the regeneration rate in the low load situation when the boom flow rate control device is switched to the automatic control mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi MAEKAWA, Hiroaki KAWAI, Yusuke KAMIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210121843
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid treatment system, including: a plurality of fluid channel devices arranged in series along a regular channel; a plurality of flow control valves each adjusting the flow rate of a treatment target fluid flowing into each of the plurality of fluid channel devices; a flow control valve provided on the upstream side of the plurality of fluid channel device and operable to change the flow rate of the treatment target fluid flowing into each of the plurality of fluid channel device; a bypass channel allowing the treatment target fluid to flow so as to bypass the fluid channel device in which abnormality has occurred, and a plurality of bypass selector valves selectable between a state of allowing the flow of the treatment target fluid in the bypass channel and a state of blocking the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira MATSUOKA, Tsuyoshi KAKIO, Yuji KURISHIRO, Fumiaki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210114112
    Abstract: A method for depositing an additively-manufactured object using three-dimensional shape data indicating a shape of the additively-manufactured object, includes: dividing the shape of the additively-manufactured object of the three-dimensional shape data, into a plurality of polygon faces; extracting a column of plural polygon faces and sequentially providing index numbers from a start polygon face; detecting a terminal polygon face based on directions of a pair of adjacent polygon faces; providing a bead formation ON flag to polygon faces other than the terminal polygon face, and a bead formation OFF flag to the terminal polygon face; producing a bead map in which the index numbers and the flags provided to the polygon faces are associated with one another; referring to the bead map to obtain a bead continuous formation pass; and continuously forming the bead along the bead continuous formation pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA