Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200391316
    Abstract: A method for producing a built-up object, includes: producing maps beforehand, the maps indicating bead heights BH and bead widths BW corresponding to a base-surface inclination angle ? and a track inclination angle ?, in which the base-surface inclination angle is an angle between a base surface on which the weld beads are to be formed and a vertical direction, and the track inclination angle is an angle between a track direction of the torch and a vertical direction on the base surface; selecting a bead height BH0 and a bead width BW0 from the maps correspondingly to the base-surface inclination angle ? and the track inclination angle ? in forming a weld bead on the base surface; and forming the weld bead based on the selected bead height BH0 and bead width BW0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Tatsuya FUJII
  • Publication number: 20200391805
    Abstract: A double-lock vehicle hood that can secure flare rigidity, dent resistance, and pedestrian protection performance in a region near the center between a pair of strikers while suppressing an increase in manufacturing cost and weight. The vehicle hood includes an outer panel, an inner panel disposed below the outer panel, and a left striker and a right striker provided on the inner panel and disposed separately in a vehicle lateral direction. The inner panel includes an inner joining part projecting from a bottom toward the outer panel inside an outer joining part. The inner joining part includes a body part disposed behind the left and right strikers and joined to the outer panel, and an extension part extended forward from the body part to be disposed between the left and right strikers and joined to the outer panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiroko KASHIMA, Masatoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200384567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arc welding method for dissimilar material joining for joining a first plate made of an aluminum alloy or a magnesium alloy and a second plate made of steel. A steel-made joining assist member has a stepped external shape including a large-diameter portion and a small-diameter portion, has a hollow portion formed to penetrate the large-diameter portion and the small-diameter portion, and has a total height of the large-diameter portion and the small-diameter portion being equal to or larger than a thickness of the first plate. A pressure is applied to the joining assist member to punch the first plate. The hollow portion of the joining assist member is filled with a weld metal. The weld metal is melted until a penetration bead is formed on the second plate, to weld the second plate and the joining assist member together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Reiichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200376598
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a joint body having a first metal member and a second metal member joined together by causing a laser oscillation system to irradiate a surface of the second metal member placed on the first metal member with laser light to form a joint portion including a welded portion where the first metal member and the second metal member are joined together includes continuously supplying the second metal member while pressing the second metal member against the first metal member, the second metal member being a hoop material, and causing the laser oscillation system to emit the laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kenichi WATANABE, Takayuki KIMURA, Liang CHEN, Masao HADANO, Reiichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200377972
    Abstract: A method includes the production of a primary ingot, the production of a secondary ingot, and the removal of a flux layer. A CaO—CaF2 flux in a content of 3-20 mass % and obtained by mixing 35-95 mass % of CaF2 with CaO is added to a Ti—Al alloy material including a total of at least 0.1 mass % of oxygen and at least 40 mass % of Al, and the resultant substance is melted by a melting method using a water-cooled copper container in an atmosphere having a pressure of 1.33 Pa or higher and held to produce the primary ingot. The primary ingot is continuously drawn downwards while being melted by a melting method using a bottomless water-cooled copper casting mould in an atmosphere having a pressure of 1.33 Pa or higher to produce the secondary ingot. The flux layer deposited on the surface of the secondary ingot is mechanically removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Fumiaki KUDO, Daisuke MATSUWAKA, Hitoshi ISHIDA, Tetsushi DEURA
  • Publication number: 20200377046
    Abstract: A vehicle structure includes a first member that extends in a vehicle width direction, second members that extend in a front-back direction that are inserted in the front-back direction with respect to the first member, and third members that are arranged at end portions of the first member in the vehicle width direction and joined to the end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Toru HASHIMURA, Taiki YAMAKAWA, Yasuhiro MAEDA, Kenichi WATANABE, Junya NAITO, Akihiko TATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200376601
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a built-up object, in which the built-up object includes a plurality of blades provided around a shaft body at circumferential intervals, and concave portions provided between adjacent ones of the blades, each of the concave portions having a curved shape in a section perpendicular to an axial direction, the method includes: a building step of depositing weld beads obtained by melting and solidifying a filler material on a circumferential surface of a base material having a circular shape in a sectional view and having a larger diameter than a bottom portion circle passing through bottom portions of the concave portions, thereby forming built-up portions to serve as the blades; and a cutting step of cutting parts of surfaces of the built-up portions and the circumferential surface of the base material, thereby forming the blades and the concave portions between the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Takemasa YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200368958
    Abstract: A screw extruder with rollers includes a screw which extrudes a material; a casing which houses the screw and which is provided with a charging port for the material; and a pair of an upper roller and a lower roller which are arranged in front of the casing and mold the material extruded by the screw into a sheet, in which one of the upper roller and the lower roller has both end portions in an axial direction, and a main body portion between the both end portions, and a cross-section of the main body portion perpendicular to the axial direction has an oval shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kosuke HIGASHI, Kazuhisa FUKUTANI
  • Publication number: 20200368842
    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 electrode. 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. In reducing the at least one of electrode distances, an increasing section of change rate from when a change of the at least one of electrode distances starts to when the change rate of the at least one of electrode distances reaches its maximum has a time of 2 seconds or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YOKOTA, Takanobu SUWA, Masaharu KOMURA, Shigeru KIHATA, Daisuke SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200369129
    Abstract: A door beam including an aluminum alloy extruded material of a closed section structure having a welded part along the longitudinal direction, webs and an outer flange are inhibited from buckling and further the welded part in the outer flange is inhibited from breaking at the time of collision. In a cross section of an aluminum alloy extruded material perpendicular to the extrusion direction, each of the webs includes an outer part connected to the outer flange and an inner part connected to an inner flange and the thickness of the outer part is larger than the thickness of the inner part. Each of the outer parts is positioned in a region outside a cross section center of the aluminum alloy extruded material in the vehicle body width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masatoshi YOSHIDA, Takahiro SHIKAMA
  • Publication number: 20200368802
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a vehicular side door capable of suppressing occurrence of a residual deformation in a frame of a sash part and a panel member of a door body part in a manufacturing step including a heating step. The method for manufacturing a vehicular side door includes joining each of one end part of a front frame in the vehicle longitudinal direction and one end part of a rear frame to at least one door panel member, heating at least one door panel member, the front frame, and the rear frame joined in the first joining step, and joining the other end part of the front frame and the other end part of the rear frame to each other after the heating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Keisuke AKASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200353552
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to: a method for arc spot welding a steel plate having a carbon equivalent CeqBM of 0.35 or more (the carbon equivalent CeqBM is defined in the specification), the method being characterized in that a welding wire containing 98.5 mass % or more of Fe is used, and the ratio between the carbon equivalent CeqWM of a weld metal formed by the method (the carbon equivalent CeqWM of the weld metal is defined in the specification) and the carbon equivalent CeqBM of the steel plate, CeqWM/CeqBM is 0.2-1.0. According to the arc spot welding method, brittle fracture can be prevented and high joint strength can be obtained even when the C content in the steel plate is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takashi YASHIMA, Reiichi SUZUKI, Minoru MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20200355577
    Abstract: A load transfer function of a uniformity measuring apparatus in a second state, in which a tire to be measured is attached, is obtained using at least either a load transfer function or an acceleration transfer function measured in a step of measuring reference transfer functions and a natural frequency measured in a step of measuring a natural frequency. The obtained load transfer function is used to correct tire uniformity data obtained by performing a certain type of signal processing on a tire uniformity waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Toru OKADA, Keita KANAI
  • Publication number: 20200340933
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for measuring a residual stress in a cast and forged steel product, the method using X-rays, 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 detected in the detecting, wherein, when the residual stress is measured for each of a plurality of measurement positions of the cast and forged steel product, the residual stress for each of the measurement positions is calculated in the calculating based on the diffraction ring for each of the measurement positions and an X-ray elastic constant which varies for each of the measurement positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Mariko MATSUDA, Tatsuhiko KABUTOMORI, Hiroyuki TAKAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200340399
    Abstract: In a main flow passage, a first heat exchanger, a first heat storage unit, a second heat exchanger, and a second heat storage unit are connected by a heating medium flow passage. The main flow passage allows a heating medium to be circulated. A sub flow passage includes a shortened flow passage which is a part of the heating medium flow passage and branches from the heating medium flow passage between the second heat exchanger and the second heat storage unit and extends to the first heat storage unit. The sub flow passage allows circulation of the heating medium between the first heat storage unit and the second heat exchanger. A first heating means in a middle of the shortened flow passage, the first heating means heating a passing heat medium, and a switching means conducting switching between the main flow passage and the sub flow passage are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yohei KUBO, Masaki MATSUKUMA, Yuji MATSUO, Takashi SATO, Ryo NAKAMICHI
  • Publication number: 20200338546
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid flow-passage device in which the flow passage length of each of a plurality of fluid flow-passages can be increased even if the plurality of fluid flow-passages are formed so as to extend in parallel to each other, and in which the inside of each of the plurality of fluid flow-passages can be easily cleaned. In the fluid flow-passage device, a plurality of fluid flow-passages which extend in parallel to each other and through which a fluid is made to flow are disposed. The fluid flow-passage device comprises: a body having a plurality of substrates that are laminated in a prescribed lamination direction; and a plurality of lids, each of which can be attached to and detached from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomohiro OZONO, Yutaka YAGI, Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20200340582
    Abstract: A piston ring is used for a reciprocating compressor. In the piston ring, polytetrafluoroethylene and polyetheretherketone or polyimide account for 50% or more by mass in total. The piston ring does not contain polyphenylene sulfide. The piston ring has a tensile strength within a range of more than 15 MPa and less than 100 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomohiro OOTSUKA, Naofumi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20200330940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixing apparatus. A production unit produces a working fluid that is in a supercritical state or a subcritical state. A storage unit stores a material. A dissolving unit dissolves the material in the working fluid. A mixer mixes the material together in the presence of the working fluid. A material feed valve opens or closes a flow passage through which the material is to pass to be fed from the storage unit into the dissolving unit. A working fluid inflow valve opens or closes a flow passage through which the working fluid is to pass to flow into the dissolving unit from the production unit. A mixer inflow valve opens or closes a flow passage through which the working fluid and the material are to pass to flow into the mixer from the dissolving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kosuke HIGASHI, Kazuhisa FUKUTANI