Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
  • Publication number: 20210115542
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet satisfies a predetermined chemical composition in which a content of martensite is 93% by volume or more, contents of ferrite, pearlite, and bainite are 2% by volume or less in total, and a content of retained austenite is 7% by volume or less, based on an entire metal structure, a number of laths in martensite measured by a cutting method in a total length of 300 ?m in an image of the metal structure observed under a scanning electron microscope is 240 or more, and a tensile strength of the high-strength steel sheet is 1470 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Michitaka TSUNEZAWA, Michiharu NAKAYA, Haruka ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20210114148
    Abstract: A flux for submerged arc welding is a sintered flux and is for use in high speed welding. In the flux, the following relationships of contents in mass percent are satisfied: CaF2: 10.0% to 20.0%, MgO: 8.0% to 15.0%, a sum of Na2O and K2O: 2.1% to 3.5%, MnO: 1.5% to 5.0%, FeO: 0.5% to 5.0%, SiO2: 10.0% to 20.0%, Al2O3: 13.0% to 28.0%, and TiO2: 13.0% to 28.0%. In addition, the following relationships are further satisfied: 65?(MgO+SiO2+Al2O3+TiO2)?75, and 0.5?(Al2O3/TiO2)?2.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Daisuke HATOMOTO, Munenobu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210107081
    Abstract: A control method for gas-shielded arc welding includes providing a normal arc period in which the welding current is maintained at a setting current Icc set in advance, and providing a separation control period after the separation timing of the molten droplet is detected in the normal arc period, the separation control period including a current decreasing section, a current maintaining section, and a current increasing section. In the separation control period, at least one of the following controls for preventing a short circuit is performed: control of an output voltage, control of a feeding speed, and control of a gas ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Baini JO, Shogo NAKATSUKASA, Akira OGAWA, Eiji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210104912
    Abstract: A CAES power generation device includes a compression/expansion/combined machine, a pressure accumulation unit for storing compressed air, a low temperature water storage tank and a high temperature water storage tank, heat exchangers, and liquid maintaining units. The compression/expansion/combined machine has a function of compressing air using the electric power and a function of expanding the compressed air to generate electric power. The low temperature water storage tank and the high temperature water storage tank store liquid water and are fluidly connected to each other. The heat exchangers exchange heat between the compressed air and the water. The liquid maintaining units pressurize the water flowing through the heat exchangers and maintain the water in a liquid form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Masaki MATSUKUMA
  • Publication number: 20210090771
    Abstract: Provided are a coil unit for electromagnetic forming capable of stably processing a plurality of portions in the longitudinal direction of a tubular member while preventing the contact between the tubular member and a conductor or the contact between the conductors even when the tubular member is long, and a method for producing a formed article using the coil unit. The coil unit for electromagnetic forming includes: a shaft core member made of a resin; a conductor having a wound portion, which is wound around the shaft core member, and a pair of conductor extension portions; an insulating support; and a resin coating layer formed on the outer peripheral surface of the wound portion. In the insulating support, a conductor holding portion for holding the conductor extension portions apart from each other is formed along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel
    Inventors: Yoshihaya IMAMURA, Takayoshi SUGISAKI, Chieko IMAI
  • Publication number: 20210080931
    Abstract: Using three-dimensional shape data, the shape of a blade, which is an additive manufacturing product, is divided into multiple layers according to the height of a bead. Each layer of the additive manufacturing product that has been divided into multiple layers is divided by fitting regions of a set shape. By determining connecting lines for connecting the divided regions to each other and computing the extension directions of protrusions, planned lines for bead formation along said extension directions are determined. The additive manufacturing product is shaped by forming beads along planned bead formation lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210079507
    Abstract: When a T1-tempered aluminum alloy extrusion is subjected to plastic working and thus formed into a product, crack occurrence is prevented during plastic working, and tensile residual stress of the product is reduced to improve stress corrosion cracking resistance. A T1-tempered 7000-series aluminum alloy extrusion is heated to a temperature range of 150° C. or higher, and then subjected to plastic working within the temperature range, and then cooled, and then subjected to artificial temper aging. An integral value (F140) of (T(t)?140)2 is controlled to 5×105 (° C.2·s) or less in a section of t1?t?t2, where t is time (s) from heating start, T(t) is temperature (° C.) of the extrusion at time t, t1 is time before the extrusion reaches 140° C. in a heating step, and t2 is time before the extrusion reaches 140° C. again in a cooling step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Hiroaki HOSOI
  • Publication number: 20210069836
    Abstract: A flux-cored wire for gas shielded arc welding may contain, based on total mass of the wire: Fe: 78 mass % or more; TiO2: 4 mass % to 13 mass %; Mn: 1.0 mass % to 2.4 mass %; Cr: 1.0 mass % to 3.0 mass %; Mo: 0.2 mass % to 1.2 mass %; Si: 0.1 mass % to 0.8 mass %; Mg: 0.1 mass % to 1.0 mass %; fluoride (F conversion value): 0.05 mass % to 0.25 mass %; C: 0.01 mass % to 0.10 mass %; V: 0.003 mass % to 0.020 mass %; Nb: 0.003 mass % to 0.020 mass %; and B: less than 100 ppm (including 0 ppm). The contents of Mn, C, and V based on total mass of the wire may satisfy a relationship of 28×Mn/(390×C+2370×V)?0.82.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Yoshimasa MURANISHI
  • Publication number: 20210060640
    Abstract: A mixed powder for powder metallurgy according to an embodiment of the present invention contains an iron-based powder as a main component and further contains a powder of at least one sulfide selected from CaS, MnS, and MoS2; and a powder wherein a percentage content of magnesium oxide is greater than or equal to 0.005% by mass and less than or equal to 0.025% by mass, wherein the magnesium oxide has an average particle size D50 of greater than or equal to 0.5 ?m and less than or equal to 5.0 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masaki YOSHIDA, Yohei TAKAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210055173
    Abstract: A method for measuring a residual stress, including irradiating a cast and forged steel product with X-rays; two-dimensionally detecting intensities of diffracted X-rays originating from the X-rays; and calculating a residual stress based on a diffraction ring formed by an intensity distribution of the diffracted X-rays, wherein the irradiating includes changing a condition for irradiation of the cast and forged steel product with the X-rays, the irradiating is a step of performing the changing each time the cast and forged steel product is irradiated with the X-rays, the calculating is a step of calculating the residual stress each time the cast and forged steel product is irradiated with the X-rays, and the method further includes averaging a plurality of residual stresses calculated in the calculating after the irradiating, the detecting, and the calculating are performed in this order a plurality of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Mariko MATSUDA, Tatsuhiko KABUTOMORI, Hiroyuki TAKAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210054482
    Abstract: Provided are: an aluminum alloy sheet for automobile structural member use having strength, formability, crushing properties, and corrosion resistance at excellent levels with balance; an automobile structural member; and a method for producing an aluminum alloy sheet for automobile structural member use. The aluminum alloy sheet for automobile structural member use is an Al—Mg—Si aluminum alloy sheet containing, in mass percent, 0.4% to 1.0% of Mg, 0.6% to 1.2% of Si, and less than 0.7% of Cu, with the remainder consisting of Al and impurities. The aluminum alloy sheet has an earing rate of ?10.0% to ?3.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoki HOSOKAWA, Shimpei KIMURA, Tetsuya MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20210054488
    Abstract: A steel plate for hot stamping contains, in % by mass, C: 0.25% or more and 0.4% or less, Si: 1.05% or more and 1.4% or less, Mn: 0% or more and 1.4% or less, Cr: 0.6% or more and 3.0% or less, P: 0% or more and 0.03% or less, S: 0% or more and 0.02% or less, Al: 0.01% or more and 1% or less, N: 0% or more and 0.01% or less, B: 0.0005% or more and 0.005% or less, Ti: 0.005% or more and 0.1% or less, and iron and inevitable impurities as remainder. This steel plate for hot stamping exhibits excellent hardness stability in addition to a balance between strength and toughness as a relational expression of [C]2/9[Si]+7/9[Mn]+8/9[Cr]?7/4>0 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Haruka ARAKI, Sae HAMAMOTO, Tatsuya ASAI
  • Publication number: 20210046573
    Abstract: A one-side submerged arc welding method includes setting: a welding speed transition section, in which welding is performed such that a welding speed is lowered from a welding speed of main welding to a welding speed being 80% or less of the welding speed of main welding; and a low welding speed section, in which welding is performed at a welding speed being 80% or less of the welding speed of main welding. A length of the welding speed transition section is set to be more than 200 mm and 1,000 mm or less. The low welding speed section is set as a section from a position of 100 mm or more and less than 1,000 mm in front of the end part of the steel plates to the end part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YOKOTA, Masaharu KOMURA, Daisuki SUGIYAMA, Koji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210041164
    Abstract: Provided is a reliquefaction device with which a gas gasified from a liquid can be efficiently reliquefied. A plurality of flow passages include: a mixing flow passage which is connected to the downstream end section of one among a liquid flow passage and a gas flow passage and allows a fluid mixture to flow so that a reliquefaction promoting liquid flowing through the liquid flow passage and a reliquefaction target gas flowing through the gas flow passage are mixed and the reliquefaction of the reliquefaction target gas is promoted by direct heat exchange; and a gas cooling flow passage which allows a coolant to flow and cool the reliquefaction target gas by means of indirect heat exchange with the reliquefaction target gas through a separation wall, thereby suppressing the gasification of the reliquefaction promoting liquid when the reliquefaction target gas is mixed with the reliquefaction promoting liquid flowing through the liquid flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210039189
    Abstract: A resistance-spot-welded aluminum joint having a type of a nugget that can reduce variations in cross tension strength. The resistance-spot-welded aluminum joint is obtained by layering a plurality of aluminum members and welding the aluminum members together by resistance spot welding. In a cross section of an interface between the aluminum members, a weld nugget formed as a result of the resistance spot welding has a plurality of blowholes aggregated in a central area of the weld nugget within the interface. In a cross section taken in a layered direction of the aluminum members extending through the center of the weld nugget, a blowhole with a maximum size of the plurality of blowholes is formed at a position where the blowhole extends through a center line of the weld nugget extending in the layered direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takashi GOTO, Yoshihaya IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210039187
    Abstract: A one-side submerged arc welding method, includes joining two steel plates butted against each other by submerged arc welding from one side using a plurality of electrodes. During the submerged arc welding, at least one of electrode distances between adjacent electrodes in an end part region of the steel plates is reduced to be smaller than the at least one of electrode distances in a region in front of the end part region. Variation in heat input into the electrode moved so as to reduce the at least one of electrode distances in a transitional region in which the at least one of electrode distances is reduced is within 20% relative to the heat input at a starting point of the transitional region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YOKOTA, Takanobu SUWA, Masaharu KOMURA, Shigeru KIHATA, Daisuke SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210041190
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid flow-path device with which it is possible to easily perform maintenance that is an operation to remove a foreign substance, which adheres to a member for preventing passage of the foreign material, from the member. This fluid flow-path device is provided with a distribution header including a partition member and a header body disposed in a flow-path formation body. The partition member partitions a distribution space formed by the distribution header into an upstream-side space that communicates with a supply opening provided in the header body, and a downstream-side space that communicates with each of a plurality of flow paths formed in the flow-path formation body. The partition member includes a region that prevents a foreign substance included in a fluid of interest from flowing from the upstream-side space to the downstream-side space while allowing the fluid of interest to flow from the upstream-side space to the downstream-side space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210035606
    Abstract: A recording layer for an optical data recording medium according to one embodiment of the present invention makes it possible to record an information signal by irradiation with laser beam. The recording layer for an optical data recording medium comprises metal oxides including a Mn oxide, a W oxide, and a Sn oxide. The atomic ratio of Mn with respect to the total number of atoms of metal elements constituting the metal oxides is 3-40 atm %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Yuki TAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210026393
    Abstract: A force sense imparting operation device that imparts a force sense in accordance with a load acting on an actuation device. The device includes an operation member, a displacement detector, a load detector, a force sense generator that imparts a force sense to an operator who operates the operation member, a current controller that performs an actual control and a preliminary control, the actual control increasing the force sense imparted by the force sense generator by increasing an excitation current in response to an increase in the load, the preliminary control supplying the excitation current to an excitation coil prior to the actual control, the excitation current supplied by the preliminary control being set to a preliminary current value lower than the excitation current supplied to the excitation coil under the actual control, and a current supplying portion that supplies the excitation current to the excitation coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji INOUE, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10900358
    Abstract: The packaged compressor includes: an exhaust duct having an exhaust port; a gas cooler arranged to be inclined with respect to the exhaust port in the exhaust duct; and at least one sound insulating plate arranged in a direction perpendicular to the exhaust port in the exhaust duct, the sound insulating plate configured to partition the exhaust port. In the packaged compressor, the exhaust port is partitioned into divided openings by the sound insulating plate. Of the divided openings, an area of a first divided opening provided on a side where a distance between the gas cooler and the exhaust port is shortest is larger than an area of a second divided opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
    Inventors: Yoshio Yano, Suguru Kiuchi