Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
  • Publication number: 20220120263
    Abstract: A compression stage includes a cylinder, a piston, a first piston ring group, and a second piston ring group. The cylinder includes a first cooling channel through which a cooling fluid for absorbing heat generated between the cylinder and the first piston ring group flows, a second cooling channel through which a cooling fluid for absorbing heat generated between the cylinder and the second piston ring group flows, and an intermediate part disposed between the first cooling channel and the second cooling channel. A communication channel is connected to the intermediate part and a connection pipe, and guides a hydrogen gas leaking from a compression chamber through the first piston ring group to the intermediate part, to the outside of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomohiro OTSUKA, Naofumi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20220119899
    Abstract: A blast furnace operation method according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a process of acquiring a correlation between a carbon consumption in reducing gas and a reduction Input?C in specific carbon consumption caused by blowing the reducing gas into the blast furnace per molar ratio C/H of carbon atoms to hydrogen atoms in the reducing gas; a process of determining a carbon consumption in the reducing gas where the reduction Input?C in specific carbon consumption is a predetermined target value or higher on the basis of the correlation acquired per C/H; and a process of adjusting the amount of the reducing gas blown into the blast furnace on the basis of the determined carbon consumption in the reducing gas and the carbon proportion in the reducing gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicants: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, JFE Steel Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), NIPPON STEEL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SAKAI, Koki NISHIOKA, Kaoru NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220111462
    Abstract: In an arc-tracking welding method and a welding device of the present invention, a deviation amount between a weaving center and a welding line is obtained based on a first relationship and a second relationship. The first relationship is a relationship between a weaving position and any one element of three electrical first to third elements related to Ohm's law, the relationship being obtained based on a physical model of an arc welding phenomenon and being associated with the deviation amount. The second relationship is a relationship between the weaving position and the element, the relationship being obtained based on the element in welding power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yoshiharu NISHIDA, Tsutomu ONE, Tatsuya FUJII
  • Publication number: 20220111458
    Abstract: A method for joining a plated steel sheet includes forming a plurality of protrusions, overlapping a first steel sheet, and performing arc welding, by which first and second steel sheets, at least one of which is a plated steel sheet, are arc welded. In the forming, the plurality of protrusions that is substantially perpendicular to an edge portion of the first steel sheet and is positioned along the edge portion is formed in an overlapping surface of the first steel sheet. In the overlapping, the first and second steel sheets are overlapped such that the protrusions protrude in a direction toward an overlapping surface of the second steel sheet. In the performing the arc welding, an arc welding is performed linearly in the edge portion of the first steel sheet or second steel sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Reiichi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11300355
    Abstract: A boil-off gas supply device is provided with: a storage tank configured to store a liquefied gas; a first compression mechanism configured to suck in the boil-off gas of the liquefied gas stored in the storage tank and compress the sucked boil-off gas; a second compression mechanism configured to compress the boil-off gas after being compressed by the first compression mechanism; a discharge path in which the boil-off gas discharged from the second compression mechanism flows; a first drive source configured to drive the first compression mechanism; and a second drive source that is different from the first drive source and configured to drive the second compression mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Satoshi Tezuka, Katsuhiro Seyama, Kenji Nagura
  • Publication number: 20220106670
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mechanical structure steel for cold-working, including: C: 0.32 to 0.44% by mass, Si: 0.15 to 0.35% by mass, Mn: 0.55 to 0.95% by mass, P: 0.030% by mass or less, S: 0.030% by mass or less, Cr: 0.85 to 1.25% by mass, Mo: 0.15 to 0.35% by mass, and Al: 0.01 to 0.1% by mass, with the balance consisting of iron and inevitable impurities, wherein an area ratio of proeutectoid ferrite is 30% or more and 70% or less, and an average grain size of ferrite crystal grains is 5 to 15 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koji YAMASHITA, Shogo MURAKAMI, Masayuki SAKATA, Masamichi CHIBA
  • Publication number: 20220105446
    Abstract: An extraction system includes an extractor that carries out an extraction treatment of bringing a raw material liquid into contact with an extraction liquid so that metal ions are extracted from the raw material liquid to migrate to the extraction liquid, a raw material liquid return path that leads the raw material liquid from a separator to a raw material liquid tank; and a raw material liquid pH regulator addition apparatus connected to a raw material liquid pH adjustment place that is one of the raw material liquid tank and the raw material liquid return path, the raw material liquid pH regulator addition apparatus configured to add a raw material liquid pH regulator to the raw material liquid, the raw material liquid pH regulator being a pH regulator that increases pH of the raw material liquid that have been decreased by the extraction treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira MATSUOKA, Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20220098695
    Abstract: Disclosed is a steel sheet including predetermined elements in each predetermined amount, with the balance consisting of iron and inevitable impurities, wherein a total area ratio of bainite, bainitic ferrite, martensite, residual austenite, and a martensite-austenite mixed structure is 95% or more and 100% or less, a total area ratio of ferrite and pearlite is less than 5%, an area ratio of the martensite-austenite mixed structure is 5% or more and 30% or less, an average section length of the martensite-austenite mixed structure is 0.32 ?m or less, and a proportion of an area of a region in ferrite, bainitic ferrite, and martensite where no cementite is present to the total area of ferrite, bainitic ferrite, and martensite is 3.0% or more and 5.0% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Toshio MURAKAMI, Keita NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220088695
    Abstract: A pulse arc welding profile control method, a control device, a welding system, a welding program, and a welding power supply are provided in which, even when a pulse arc welding method is used, protruding change information is extractable at high accuracy without influence from a welding current or an arc voltage having a pulse shape. An electric change amount detected at the time of weaving includes, as a parameter, at least one among a welding current detection signal and an arc voltage detection signal, takes a predetermined period as one period, calculates an average value of the electric change amount in each one period, and extracts, on the basis of the average value, the protruding change information in a groove to follow a welding line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Shogo NAKATSUKASA
  • Publication number: 20220072646
    Abstract: An excess metal amount setting method includes: a thermal shrinkage prediction step of predicting a thermal shrinkage amount in the deposited body after manufacturing; a thermal shrinkage modifying step of obtaining a thermal deformation modifying profile by expanding a target profile according to the thermal shrinkage amount; a release strain prediction step of predicting an elastic deformation amount due to release strain of the deposited body after machining; an elastic deformation modifying step of obtaining an elastic deformation modifying profile by deforming the thermal deformation modifying profile according to the elastic deformation amount in a direction opposite to a deformation direction due to the release strain; and an excess metal amount setting step of adjusting an outer edge shape of the deposited body so that an excess metal amount from the elastic deformation modifying profile to an outer edge of the deposited body falls within a predetermined reference range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Shuo HUANG, Masatoshi HIDA, Tatsuya FUJII
  • Publication number: 20220062792
    Abstract: Provide is a phase separator having a phase separation function and a function of promoting mutual contact between the first liquid and the second liquid in a compact structure. The phase separator includes a main body container, a partition member, and a mixed-liquid introduction part. The body container defines a storage space for the mixed liquid. The partition member partitions the storage space into a plurality of horizontally arranged spaces including a mutual contact space allowing the first and second liquids to flow vertically while being in contact with each other, and a phase separation space for separating the mixed liquid into a first liquid phase and a second liquid phase. The mixed-liquid introduction part allows introduction of the mixed liquid through the mixed-liquid introduction part to make the mixed liquid flow from the introduction end toward the discharge end of the partition member through the mutual contact space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Akira MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20220063731
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a battery disposed in a lower central part of a vehicle body, a hollow side sill extending in a vehicle front-rear direction and disposed outside the battery in a vehicle width direction, and a reinforcing member configuring at least a part of a continuous tubular structure formed inside the side sill. The continuous tubular structure has a shape in which a plurality of octagons are continuously arranged as viewed from the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shota TSUBAKI, Kenichi WATANABE, Kazuya YASUI, Masatoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220056559
    Abstract: To provide an Al—Mg—Si-based aluminum alloy sheet excellent in formability with excellent breaking elongation and work hardenability. An Al—Mg—Si-based aluminum alloy sheet excellent in formability contains Mg: 0.3 mass % or more and 0.45 mass % or less and Si: 0.6 mass % or more and 1.75 mass % or less with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities, in which, when content of the Mg is expressed [Mg] in terms of mass % and content of the Si is expressed [Si] in terms of mass %, [Si]/[Mg] is more than 2.5, a height of a first exothermic peak appearing in a temperature range of 210° C. or above and below 260° C. in a differential scanning thermal analysis curve is 20 ?W/mg or more, and a height of a second exothermic peak appearing in a temperature range of 260° C. or above and 370° C. or below in a differential scanning thermal analysis curve is 18 ?W/mg or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Shiwei KANG, Ryutaro AKIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20220048235
    Abstract: There is provided a die plate, a resin machine, and a method of heating nozzles of the die plate that can suppress temperature unevenness of the nozzles and increase the temperature rise performance of the nozzles. The die plate includes a nozzle group including a plurality of nozzles through which molten resin passes, and a heating medium guidance part that guides a heating medium for heating a nozzle wall of each nozzle. The heating medium guidance part includes an inlet that receives the heating medium, an outlet that discharges the heating medium from a heating medium channel, and a guidance wall that defines a heating channel that causes the inlet and the outlet to be in communication with each other together with an outer peripheral surface of the nozzle wall of each of the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takahiro SHINOZAKI, Shin IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220042650
    Abstract: The gas supply apparatus is installed in a site of a facility for replenishing hydrogen gas. The gas supply apparatus includes: a gas treatment unit for treating the hydrogen gas; a housing including a gas unit accommodation part fix accommodating the gas treatment unit; and a duct part for allowing the air to flow out of or into the gas unit accommodation part. The housing includes a side section and a top section each having a barrier member. The duct part includes an inner opening section opened horizontally to the gas unit accommodation part, a passage section joining the inner opening section, and an outer opening section causing the passage section to open to an outside of the housing. The duct part has a barrier member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Daisuke WADA, Akira MATSUOKA, Naofumi KANEI
  • Patent number: 11241736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powder mixture for iron-based powder metallurgy which is obtained by mixing an iron-based powder and at least one kind of powders selected from the group consisting of a Ca—Al—Si-based composite oxide powder and a Ca—Mg—Si-based composite oxide powder, in which with a peak height of a main phase exhibiting the highest peak intensity by X-ray diffraction as 100, the composite oxide powder has a relative height of 40% or less, with respect to the main phase, of a peak height of a second phase having the second highest peak intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Nobuaki Akagi
  • Publication number: 20220032388
    Abstract: A welding power source is configured to supply a welding current to a wire as a consumable electrode. The welding power source includes a controller configured to change the welding current based on a position of a distal end of the wire a distance from which to a surface of a base metal varies periodically, in a case where the distal end of the wire is fed toward the base metal with periodical switching between a forward feeding period and a reverse feeding period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Shogo NAKATSUKASA, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Yoshiaki KITAMURA, Ryo TODA
  • Publication number: 20220016725
    Abstract: A joint structure, includes: a first member including a high tensile strength steel; and a second member including a high tensile strength steel and superposed on the first member, the first member and the second member being resistance welded to each other, in which a gap between the first member and the second member is between 0 mm and 3 mm, a nugget is not formed at a joint portion between the first member and the second member, or when the nugget is formed at the joint portion between the first member and the second member, a diameter D1 of the nugget satisfies D1<5 mm, and a decarburized layer is provided on at least one of a superposition surface of the first member, on which the second member is superposed, and a superposition surface of the second member, on which the first member is superposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kyohei MAEDA, Reiichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220016734
    Abstract: A Ni-based alloy flux cored wire includes a Ni-based alloy outer sheath and a flux with which the Ni-based alloy outer sheath is filled, and includes, per a total mass of the wire, Ni: 45 mass % to 75 mass %, Cr: 20 mass % or less, Mo: 10 mass % to 20 mass %, Fe: 10.0 mass % or less, TiO2: 3 mass % to 11 mass %, Ca: 0.01 mass % to 2.0 mass %, F: 1.0 mass % or less (including 0 mass %), and Nb: less than 0.5 mass % (including 0 mass %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yoshihiko KITAGAWA, Kazuhiro FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20220009296
    Abstract: A method for displaying an image of a surface of a tire includes: taking an image of a surface of a tire formed with a mark having a protrusion and a recess; acquiring waveform data from the taken image of the surface; creating a histogram from the waveform data; determining, based on the histogram, a first bin threshold to distinguish a surface luminance of the protrusion of the mark, and a second bin threshold to distinguish a surface luminance of the recess of the mark; and displaying the image of the surface of the tire including the mark on a screen by representing a region equal to or higher than the first bin threshold, a region lower than the first bin threshold and higher than the second bin threshold, and a region equal to or lower than the second bin threshold in the histogram in three attributes of color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Jumpei FUKUDA, Yasuhiro MATSUSHITA