Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
  • Publication number: 20210356254
    Abstract: An oxide layer thickness measurement device according to the present invention stores, for each of layer thickness measurement sub-ranges constituting a layer thickness measurement range, layer thickness conversion information representing a correlation between a layer thickness and an emitting light luminance where a ratio of a change in the emitting light luminance to a change in the layer thickness in the layer thickness measurement sub-range falls within a set extent. The device includes a plurality of emitting light luminance measurement parts for measuring emitting light luminances of a surface of a steel sheet at respective measurement wavelengths different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Masahiro INUI, Hiroyuki TAKAMATSU, Ryota NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20210359559
    Abstract: An electric motor includes an armature and a mover. The armature includes an armature coil. The mover includes a plurality of pole blocks each including an iron core disposed to face the armature and a plurality of permanent magnets which surround the iron core such that a surface of the iron core, which faces the armature, is open. The plurality of permanent magnets in each pole block are disposed such that magnetic poles thereof facing the iron core are equal in polarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shumpei HAYASHI, Takashi TOKUYAMA, Tsuyoshi MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210355595
    Abstract: A copper or copper alloy sheet strip with a surface coating layer according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a copper or copper alloy sheet strip as a base metal; and an underlayer and a Cu—Sn alloy layer provided as the surface coating layer on a surface of the base metal in this order, the underlayer including any one or two layers of a Ni layer, a Co layer, and a Fe layer, wherein a surface of the Cu—Sn alloy layer has an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of 0.3 to 3.4 ?m, and a maximum height Rz of 2.2 to 14.4 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yutaro UEDA, Masahiro TSURU, Hiroshi SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210351015
    Abstract: Provided are a nitriding apparatus and a method of nitriding, which are capable of suppressing generation of a compound layer by accurately measuring temperature of an object to be treated by nitriding. A nitriding apparatus includes a chamber, a gas supplying unit, a support, a plasma source, a heater, a thermocouple wire including a temperature measuring section, an accommodating member, a power supply for an object to be treated, and a treatment condition control unit. The accommodating member internally accommodates the thermocouple wire to cover the temperature measuring section, while being insulated from the thermocouple wire. The power supply for an object to be treated applies a predetermined voltage to an object to be treated and the housing member so that the object to be treated and the accommodating member are set to an identical potential on the negative side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Maiko ABE, Koichiro AKARI
  • Publication number: 20210348269
    Abstract: Provided is a hot filament CVD device capable of easily disposing multiple base materials in a chamber. A hot filament CVD device includes a chamber, multiple filaments, multiple base material supports supporting respective multiple base materials, and a table. The multiple base material supports can be inserted into the chamber in a predetermined insertion direction through an opening, and support the corresponding multiple base materials so that the multiple base materials are disposed at intervals in the insertion direction. The table has a mounting surface on which the multiple base material supports are allowed to be mounted allowing the multiple base materials to be disposed facing the corresponding multiple filaments, and supports the multiple base material supports inside the chamber while allowing the multiple base material supports to be disposed adjacent to each other in a chamber width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Satoshi HIROTA, Rainer CREMER
  • Publication number: 20210324605
    Abstract: A blade operation control part of a blade control device controls operation of a blade such that when a blade load is equal to or less than a first load threshold value and a position deviation is equal to or greater than a position threshold value, the blade is lowered to make the position deviation approach zero. The blade operation control part controls operation of the blade such that the blade is raised regardless of the position deviation when the blade load is equal to or greater than a second load threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki SUGANO, Satoshi MAEKAWA, Shohei UEMURA, Daisuke NODA, Yusuke KAMIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210324520
    Abstract: Provided is a hot filament CVD device capable of performing coating treatment on a base material while stably correcting slack of a filament due to thermal expansion. The hot filament CVD device includes a chamber, a base material support that supports multiple base materials, multiple filaments, a first frame, a second frame, a power source, a drive unit, a drive control unit, a calculation unit, and a temperature information acquisition unit. The temperature information acquisition unit acquires information on temperature of the multiple filaments, the temperature changing with application of voltage. The calculation unit calculates an amount of thermal expansion of the multiple filaments based on the acquired information on temperature. The drive control unit causes the second frame to move apart from the first frame in accordance with the amount of thermal expansion calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Satoshi HIROTA, Rainer CREMER
  • Publication number: 20210324604
    Abstract: In a blade control device, a blade operation control part outputs a command for raising and lowering a blade such that a position deviation between a blade position calculated by a blade position calculating part and a blade target position approaches zero in a case where a blade load is equal to or less than a second load threshold value, and outputs a command for raising the blade in a case where the blade load is greater than the second load threshold value. In a case where an update condition is satisfied, the update condition being set in advance so as to associate the blade load and a first load threshold value with each other, a target position setting part updates the blade target position using the blade position obtained when the update condition is satisfied as a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki SAWAMURA, Satoshi MAEKAWA, Naoki SUGANO, Daisuke NODA, Yusuke KAMIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210324511
    Abstract: Provided is a hot filament CVD device capable of easily attaching, detaching, and replacing a filament. The hot filament CVD device includes a chamber, a base material support that supports multiple base materials, filament cartridges, and paired holding parts. The filament cartridges each include multiple filaments (60), a first frame, a second frame, and paired connecting members. The paired holding parts guide each of the filament cartridges when it is inserted into the chamber, and hold the filament cartridges in the chamber so that the filament cartridges face the multiple base materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Satoshi HIROTA, Rainer CREMER
  • Publication number: 20210323101
    Abstract: Provided is a solid wire for gas metal arc welding, which has a small amount of fume during welding and is suitable as a welding material for high Mn steel materials. The wire has a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.2% to 0.8%, Si: 0.15% to 0.90%, Mn: 17.0% to 28.0%, P: 0.03% or less, S: 0.03% or less, Ni: 0.01% to 10.00%, Cr: 0.4% to 4.0%, Mo: 0.01% to 3.50%, B: less than 0.0010%, and N: 0.12% or less, with the balance consisting of Fe and inevitable impurities. It may contain at least one selected from V, Ti, Nb, Cu, Al, Ca and REM, if necessary. The wire has excellent manufacturability, can significantly suppress the amount of fume generated during gas metal arc welding, and can easily manufacture a weld joint having high strength and excellent impact toughness at cryogenic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: JFE STEEL CORPORATION, Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Atsushi TAKADA, Daichi IZUMI, Ryo ARAO, Shohei KOZUKI, Keiji UEDA, Naoya HAYAKAWA, Ken YAMASHITA, Peng HAN
  • Publication number: 20210316386
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an arc welding method including arc welding a steel sheet by a pulse control method, wherein: welding is performed using a welding wire and a gas containing Ar at a voltage pulse frequency of 50 Hz or more and 200 Hz or less and a voltage pulse width of 1.5 ms or more and 10 ms or less; and the welding wire contains C and further contains, in mass %: Si: 0.2% or more and 1.1% or less; Mn: 0.2% or more and 1.4% or less; and S: 0.010% or more and 0.050% or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hikaru Kinashi, Yu Umehara, Koji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210303834
    Abstract: An object detection device (1) includes: a correction unit (41) that corrects, by using projective transformation, distortion of an image (Im) captured by a camera (2) capturing an image of a detection target object and mounted on a construction machine (100); and a processing unit (42) that sets, in the image (Im) after correction, a plurality of regions (R-1, R-2, and R-3) provided in accordance with a distance between the camera (2) and the object and each having a different area, and performs image processing of detecting the object with respect to a part of the image (Im) corresponding to each of the plurality of regions (R-1, R-2, and R-3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keita OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210301492
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive apparatus includes a boom flow rate control valve, a target boom cylinder speed calculation part, a pressing force calculation part, a correction part, and a boom flow rate operation part. The target boom cylinder speed calculation part calculates a target boom cylinder speed for making the construction surface by the bucket closer to the target construction surface. The pressing force calculation part calculates the pressing force by which the bucket is pressed against the construction surface, based on the cylinder thrust of the boom cylinder and the center-of-gravity position information on the center-of-gravity position of the work device. The correction part corrects the target boom cylinder speed to make the deviation between the target pressing force and the calculated pressing force closer to 0. The boom flow rate operation part operates the boom flow rate control valve to provide the corrected target boom cylinder speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro NOGI, Satoshi MAEKAWA, Akira TSUTSUI, Sho FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20210291288
    Abstract: This welding control device which controls a welding condition when arc welding is performed on a groove having a root gap, comprises: a first detection means for detecting, from a captured image of a fused section formed in the groove, the position of the tip of the fused section with respect to a direction in which the welding progresses; a second detection means for detecting the position of an end of a to-be-welded object for defining the root gap; a determination means for determining the relationship between the position of the end and the position of the tip of the fused section; and a control means for controlling the welding condition according to the determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Nobuaki TANAKA, Akira OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210296501
    Abstract: A thin film transistor includes at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer, source/drain electrodes, and at least one layer of a passivation film on a substrate. Metal elements constituting the oxide semiconductor layer include In, Ga, Zn, and Sn. Respective ratios of the metal elements to a total (In+Ga+Zn+Sn) of the metal elements in the oxide semiconductor layer satisfy: In: 30 atom % or more and 45 atom % or less, Ga: 5 atom % or more and less than 20 atom %, Zn: 30 atom % or more and 60 atom % or less, and Sn: 4.0 atom % or more and less than 9.0 atom %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Mototaka OCHI, Hiroshi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20210291298
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a joint structure of dissimilar materials. The method includes forming a low-temperature thermal spray coating on at least a part of a surface of an aluminum or aluminum alloy material by low-temperature thermal spraying a metal powder of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of ferritic stainless steel, austenitic stainless steel, and ferritic and austenitic two-phase stainless steel, overlapping the aluminum or aluminum alloy material and a steel material such that the low-temperature thermal spray coating and the steel material face each other, and joining the low-temperature thermal spray coating and the steel material by a laser welding from a steel material side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kyohei MAEDA, Reiichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210276126
    Abstract: A joint structure is formed by joining a first plate-shaped member made of steel and a second plate-shaped member made of steel that is overlapped on the first plate-shaped member and that is formed in a long shape. A surface of the first plate-shaped member and both edge portions of the second plate-shaped member along a longitudinal direction are joined by a weld metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Liang CHEN, Kenichi WATANABE, Kazuya YASUI, Dongyong SHI, Masao HADANO, Takayuki KIMURA, Reiichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210278373
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe comprises a transmitting transducer, a receiving transducer, an absorber, a transmitting and receiving transducer including a transmitting unit and a receiving unit, and a wedge. The wedge includes a first holding part holding the transmitting transducer, a second holding part holding the receiving transducer, an absorber holding part disposed between the first holding part and the second holding part and holding the absorber, and a third holding part disposed on the opposite side of the first holding part from the absorber holding part and holding the transmitting and receiving transducer at an angle allowing ultrasound transmitted from the transmitting and receiving transducer to propagate as surface waves along a surface area of a test object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Toshihide FUKUI, Yasuhiro WASA, Kota NOMURA
  • Patent number: 11111654
    Abstract: A region removing unit determines a coordinate region of a boom indicating a region in distance image data by using posture information acquired by an acquisition unit, and removes pixel data constituting the determined coordinate region from the distance image data. An interference determination unit detects an interference object that is a work device or a grasped object of the work device by using the distance image data obtained by removing the pixel data constituting the coordinate region to determine danger of interference of the detected interference object in a cab. When the interference determination unit determines that there is danger of interference, an interference prevention unit performs at least one of a warning to an operator and operation restriction of the work device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Hiekata
  • Publication number: 20210268657
    Abstract: A robot control device according to the present invention is configured to: detect a collision of a robot with an object at a predetermined collision detection sensitivity; perform control of operating the robot, and stopping the robot when a detection part detects the collision; and decrease, when a predetermined circumstance causing the robot to have a low temperature is satisfied, the collision detection sensitivity compared to when the predetermined circumstance is unsatisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Mami YOMODA, Yoshiharu NISHIDA, Naoki KIDA, Atsushi FUKUNAGA, Kenichiro KANAO