Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
  • Publication number: 20210017905
    Abstract: A compressed air energy storage power generation apparatus includes a power demand receiving unit that receives a power demand value of a consumer facility. The apparatus includes a first air supply valve that adjusts a flow rate of compressed air to be supplied from a low-pressure tank to an expander, a second air supply valve that adjusts a flow rate of compressed air to be supplied from a high-pressure tank to the expander, and a control device configured to open the first air supply valve according to the power demand value in a state where the second air supply valve is closed when the power demand value is less than a predetermined threshold, and to open the second air supply valve according to the power demand value when the power demand value is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Masaki MATSUKUMA, Ayaka NAGAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20210016832
    Abstract: In a bumper system, one end portion of a first tube is inserted into first beam holes, and the other end portion of the first tube is inserted into a first plate hole, one end portion of a second tube is inserted into second beam holes, and the other end portion of the second tube is inserted into a second plate hole. The bumper stay is joined to a bumper beam and a vehicle body plate by press-fitting in a state in which the first tube is expanded at the holes and the second tube is expanded at the holes. A first connection rib is in contact with the bumper beam, and a second connection rib is in contact with the vehicle body plate in the same direction as a direction in which the first connection rib is in contact with the bumper beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Toru HASHIMURA, Taiki YAMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210018402
    Abstract: A rim size management method for a tire testing machine includes: a registration step of registering a rim size of each of rims mounted on a rim table in association with a corresponding one of mounting positions on the rim table; a measurement step of actually measuring, with use of a rim measurement mechanism, a size at an outer circumferential edge of at least a first rim mounted at a first mounting position among the plurality of mounting positions; a determination step of determining whether or not the size thus measured at the outer circumferential edge of the first rim corresponds to a registered rim size as the rim size thus registered; and an avoidance step of executing avoidance operation of avoiding contact between the rim and the pair of conveyors when the size at the outer circumferential edge is determined as not corresponding to the registered rim size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takashi SUMITANI, Yu SUMIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210016386
    Abstract: A welding device for gas shielded arc welding includes: a portable welding robot mounted with a welding torch including a nozzle that guides jetting of shielding gas and a contact tip that performs energization on a consumable electrode; a feeding device that supplies the consumable electrode to the welding torch; a welding power source that supplies electric power to the consumable electrode via the contact tip; a gas supply source that supplies the shielding gas to be jetted from a nozzle end; and a control device that controls the portable welding robot. When the welding torch is seen from a side of jetting of the shielding gas, the contact tip is placed in an inside of an opening of the nozzle, the nozzle and the contact tip have a relatively movable structure, and an inner diameter of the nozzle end is within a range of 10-20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO ROBOTiX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi YASHIMA, Masahiro YOKOTA, Shun IZUTANI, Hirofumi KAWASAKI, Shinobu TODA
  • Publication number: 20210016226
    Abstract: A gas treatment method includes an absorption step in which a gas to be treated containing an acidic compound, such as carbon dioxide, is brought into contact, in an absorber, with a treatment liquid that absorbs the acidic compound; and a regeneration step in which the treatment liquid, having the acidic compound absorbed therein, is sent to a regenerator, and the treatment liquid is then heated to separate the acidic compound from the treatment liquid. In the regeneration step, a gas almost insoluble to the treatment liquid, such as hydrogen gas, is brought into contact with the treatment liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), National University Corporation Tokai National Higher Education and Research System
    Inventors: Akira KISHIMOTO, Katsuya AKIYAMA, Hiroshi MACHIDA, Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHI, Takehiro ESAKI, Koyo NORINAGA
  • Publication number: 20210017621
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a hot-dip galvannealed steel sheet includes a steel sheet and a hot-dip galvannealed layer on the surface of the steel sheet. The steel sheet has a predetermined composition and has an average oxygen concentration of 0.10 mass % or less in the region of 1 ?m from the interface between the steel sheet and the hot-dip galvannealed layer toward the steel sheet. The metal microstructure of the steel sheet at a position of t/4 where t represents the sheet thickness of the hot-dip galvannealed steel sheet includes 50 to 85 area % of martensite, 15 to 50 area % of bainite, and 5 area % or less of ferrite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tetsuji HOSHIKA, Muneaki IKEDA, Michiharu NAKAYA
  • Publication number: 20210010905
    Abstract: Provided is a tire testing machine allowing rim replacement work to be performed easily and safely without requiring a large overall device length. The tire testing machine includes: a rim table allowing a plurality of rims to be placed thereon; a pair of left and right conveyors that convey a tire having been subjected to a tire test and removed from a rim downstream; and a rim replacement mechanism allowing a replacement target rim selected from the rims placed on the rim table to be replaced with another rim. The rim table is rotatable about a vertical axis at a position below the pair of conveyors, and the rims are placed at respective positions arranged in the rotation circumferential direction thereof. The rim replacing mechanism includes a rotational drive mechanism that rotates the rim table to move the replacement target rim to a replacement position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takashi SUMITANI, Yu SUMIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210010906
    Abstract: Provided is a rim width adjustment mechanism for the tire testing machine, capable of being reduced in the number of components and miniaturized. The rim width adjustment mechanism includes a lower spindle for rotatably supporting the tire about a vertical axis through the lower rim, a plunger disposed in a through hole of the lower spindle to be raisable and lowerable to the lower spindle and having an upper end connectable to the upper spindle, and a rim width adjustment cylinder for adjusting the rim width by changing the protrusion length of the plunger beyond the lower spindle. The lower spindle is coupled to a cylinder side wall of the rim-width adjustment cylinder, thereby allowing a downward load applied to the lower spindle to be supported by the cylinder sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takashi SUMITANI, Yu SUMIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210010908
    Abstract: The present invention includes a belt conveyor (14) including a conveyance belt configured to convey downstream a tire (T) having been subjected to a tire test and detached from a spindle unit (9), the conveyance belt which is a loop-shaped strip forming an endless track, a drive mechanism (60) including a drive section configured to drive the conveyance belt and a control section configured to operate the drive section for control of a conveyance position of the conveyance belt, a first marking mechanism (61) configured to stamp, in accordance with a first stamping system, a first mark indicating a result of the tire test on the tire (T) mounted on the conveyance belt, and a second marking mechanism (62) configured to stamp, in accordance with a second stamping system different from the first stamping system, a second mark indicating a result of the tire test on the tire (T) mounted on the conveyance belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takashi SUMITANI, Yu SUMIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210010907
    Abstract: Provided is a tire testing machine including a tire stripper capable of separating the tire from the upper rim well. The tire stripper includes first and second pressing mechanisms pressing the tire downward, a linking mechanism linking the first and second pressing mechanisms so as to cause them to move in directions of coming close to or separating from each other while keeping a mutually symmetrical positional relationship across the upper spindles radially thereof, and a positioning mechanism operating the linking mechanism to allow the first and second pressing mechanisms to be positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takashi SUMITANI, Yu SUMIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210009058
    Abstract: A vehicular structure includes: a first member formed in a tubular shape and having protrusions on an outer periphery thereof; and a second member formed in a tubular shape and having a locking wall with a hole in which the first member is inserted. The first member is joined to the second member such that a portion of the first member that is inserted in the hole of the second member is expanded, and the protrusions are in contact with the locking wall of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Toru HASHIMURA, Ryohei YUKISHIGE, Yasuhiro MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20210003031
    Abstract: A compressed air energy storage power generation device includes motors, compressors that compress air, an accumulator tank that accumulates compressed air, expanders to driven by the compressed air supplied from the accumulator tank, generators, and a control device that controls driving of the motors. The control device includes a power supply command receiver that receives a power supply command, a priority setting unit that sets priority to the motors so that the motor whose elapsed time from stop is shorter has higher priority, a number-of-units determination unit that determines the number of the motors to be driven on the basis of an amount of input power indicated by the power supply command, and a drive unit that drives the motors in the descending order of the priority until the number of the driven motors becomes equal to the number of motors to be driven determined by the number-of-units determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Ryo NAKAMICHI, Takashi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200408643
    Abstract: A tire dynamic load radius calculating device includes a tire rotation sensor, a drum rotation sensor, a drum rotation angle calculating unit, and a tire dynamic load radius calculating unit. The drum rotation angle calculating unit is configured to calculate a rotation angle of a drum per one rotation of a tire based on signals from the sensors. The tire dynamic load radius calculating unit is configured to calculate a dynamic load radius of the tire based on a formula (R=L/2?), using the rotation angle calculated by the drum rotation angle calculating unit. In this formula, R represents a dynamic load radius of the tire, and L represents a distance traveled by the tire per one rotation of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Yuichiro MIZUTA
  • Publication number: 20200408302
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a compressor configured to compress gas. The compressor includes: a cylinder part; a piston disposed in the cylinder part to form in the cylinder part a compression chamber in which the gas is compressed, the piston being configured to compress the gas in the compression chamber; a first sealing part located adjacent to the compression chamber and attached to an outer circumference of the piston, and formed mainly containing at least one type of component that is selected from a group of polyetheretherketone, polyimide, and polybenzimidazole; and a second sealing part located more separated from the compression chamber than the first sealing part is from the compression chamber and attached to the outer circumference of the piston, the second sealing part having a hardness equal to or smaller than that of the first sealing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Naofumi KANEI, Tomohiro OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20200406333
    Abstract: A joined body includes: a first member having a pipe shape; and a second member including a wall portion having a plate shape, and a flange portion having a cylinder shape provided with an insertion hole through which the first member is inserted. In a state where the first member is inserted into the insertion hole of the flange portion of the second member, the first member and the second member are joined with the first member pipe-expanded. A material of the second member is larger than a material of the first member in a spring-back amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MAEDA, Kenichi WATANABE, Takayuki KIMURA, Toru HASHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200406844
    Abstract: A structural member for a vehicle includes bumper stays having a tubular configuration and fixed to each of front ends of a pair of front side members included in a vehicle, and a tubular bumper beam provided with holes and into which the bumper stay is inserted. Each of the bumper stays includes a first shock absorbing portion and a second shock absorbing portion provided adjacent to the first shock absorbing portion on an outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Taiki YAMAKAWA, Toru HASHIMURA, Yasuhiro MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200407833
    Abstract: A zinc-plated steel sheet for hot stamping according to an aspect of the present invention includes a steel substrate and a plated layer provided on a surface of the steel substrate, in which the steel substrate contains, in % by mass, C: 0.10 to 0.5%, Si: 0.7 to 2.5%, Mn: 1.0 to 3%, and Al: 0.01 to 0.5%, with the balance being iron and inevitable impurities, and the steel substrate has, in the inside thereof, an internal oxide layer consists of an oxide containing at least one of Si and Mn having a thickness of 1 ?m or more, and a decarburized layer having a thickness of 20 ?m or less from an interface with the plated layer toward an internal direction of the steel substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takatoshi YOSHIDA, Yosuke UKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200407818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-strength steel sheet which satisfies a specific chemical component composition, and which is configured such that: when the metal structure thereof is observed with a scanning electron microscope, polygonal ferrite is 30 to 60% by area; when the metal structure thereof is observed with an optical microscope, MA mixed structure is 21% by area or less; when the metal structure thereof is measured by an X-ray diffraction method, retained austenite is 8% by volume or more; an area ratio of polygonal ferrite having a circle equivalent diameter of 35.0 ?m or more is 0% and an area ratio of polygonal ferrite having a circle equivalent diameter of 10.0 ?m or more and less than 35.0 ?m is 10% or less in the polygonal ferrite; and connectivity as defined by a specific relational expression is 10% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Muneaki IKEDA, Kenji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200408469
    Abstract: A CAES power generation device includes a plurality of compression/expansion/combined machines, a pressure accumulation unit for storing compressed air, a plurality of heat exchangers, a heat storage unit for storing a heating medium, and a plurality of first containers 10 having a rectangular parallelepiped shape for accommodating the plurality of compression/expansion/combined machines and the plurality of heat exchangers. The plurality of first containers are arranged side by side so that long side surfaces face each other. The long side surface of the first container is provided with at least one vent being an outlet of a pipe for communicating the compression/expansion/combined machine with the outside of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Masaki MATSUKUMA, Hiroki SARUTA, Yuji MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20200398376
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a joint body having a blank material plated with a metal material and a hoop material plated with a metal material joined together by placing the hoop material on the blank material and causing a laser oscillation system to irradiate a surface of the hoop material with laser light to form a joint portion including a line-shaped welded portion where the blank material and the hoop material are joined together. In this manufacturing method, the hoop material is supplied to be placed on the blank material and form a predetermined gap d between the blank material and the hoop material, and the hoop material is irradiated with a laser at a position where the predetermined gap d is located between the blank material and the hoop material to join the blank material and the hoop material together by laser welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kenichi WATANABE, Takayuki KIMURA, Liang CHEN, Masao HADANO, Reiichi SUZUKI