Patents Assigned to Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190164927
    Abstract: A bonding wire for a semiconductor device includes a Cu alloy core material and a Pd coating layer formed on a surface thereof, and the boding wire contains one or more elements of As, Te, Sn, Sb, Bi and Se in a total amount of 0.1 to 100 ppm by mass. The bonding longevity of a ball bonded part can increase in a high-temperature and high-humidity environment, improving the bonding reliability. When the Cu alloy core material further contains one or more of Ni, Zn, Rh, In, Ir, Pt, Ga and Ge in an amount, for each, of 0.011 to 1.2% by mass, it is able to increase the reliability of a ball bonded part in a high-temperature environment of 170° C. or more. When an alloy skin layer containing Au and Pd is further formed on a surface of the Pd coating layer, wedge bondability improves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: NIPPON MICROMETAL CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi YAMADA, Daizo ODA, Teruo HAIBARA, Tomohiro UNO
  • Publication number: 20180240579
    Abstract: An electrical steel sheet provides: a steel strip (1) for an electrical steel sheet; and an insulating film (2) formed at a surface of the steel strip (1) and containing metal phosphate and organic resin. At least a part of the metal phosphate includes at least one kind of crystal structure selected from a group consisting of a cubic system, a tetragonal system, a hexagonal system, and an orthorhombic system. The organic resin contains at least one kind selected from a group consisting of an acryl-based resin, an epoxy-based resin, and a polyester resin having a carboxyl group or a hydroxyl group at a surface of an emulsion particle for one part by mass to 50 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the metal phosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Takeda, Kenji Kosuge, Tatsuya Takase, Hiroyasu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20140318672
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object the provision of hot rolled steel sheet (hot coil) for line pipe use in which API5L-X80 standard or better high strength and low temperature toughness and ductile fracture arrest performance are achieved and a method of production of the same. For this purpose, the hot rolled steel sheet of the present invention comprises C, Si, Mn, Al, N, Nb, Ti, Ca, V, Mo, Cr, Cu, and Ni in predetermined ranges and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which the microstructure is a continuously cooled transformed structure, in which continuously cooled transformed structure, precipitates containing Nb have an average size of 1 to 3 nm and are included dispersed at an average density of 3 to 30×1022/m3, granular bainitic ferrite and/or quasi-polygonal ferrite are included in 50% or more in terms of fraction, furthermore, precipitates containing Ti nitrides are included, and they have an average circle equivalent diameter of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yokoi, Hiroshi Abe, Osamu Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140199487
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention can provide a method for producing hot dip galvannealed steel sheet which exhibits high strength, high ductility, and a significant degree of alloying. Such exemplary method can be applied to, e.g., a pickled hot rolled steel sheet or an annealed and pickled cold rolled steel sheet containing between about 0.02% and about 0.2% C and between about 0.15% and about 2.5% Mn, and may include one or more procedures for rinsing the sheet, preplating the sheet with Ni, rapidly heating the sheet in a nonoxidizing atmosphere to a sheet temperature of about 430° C. to 500° C., then hot dip plating the sheet in a galvanizing bath containing between about 0.05% and about 0.2% Al, and then immediately heating the sheet rapidly for an alloying treatment. Such exemplary method can provide an improved alloying speed, improved plating appearance and better plating adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: KIYOKAZU ISHIZUKA, KAZUMI NISHIMURA, IKUO KIKUCHI, KAORU KAWASAKI, JUNJI HAJI
  • Patent number: 8733199
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a gear, and the resulting gear, the method resulting such that the surface layer portions of the tooth portions and a tooth root portion are made to be a carburized layer, the remaining portion of the tooth portions and a portion of a disk portion lying below the carburized layer be a quench-hardened layer, and a region of the disk portion lying deeper than the quench-hardened layer be an unquenched layer. The gear is manufactured using raw material steel having the following chemical composition: C: 0.1% to 0.40% (% by mass), Si: 0.35% to 3.0%, Mn: 0.1% to 3.0%, Cr: less than 0.2%, Mo: 0.1% or less, P: 0.03% or less, S: 0.15% or less, Al: 0.05% or less, N: 0.03% or less, and Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Obayashi, Keita Taguchi, Susumu Kato, Shuji Kozawa, Manabu Kubota, Yuji Adachi, Hirokazu Sato
  • Publication number: 20140030135
    Abstract: A high-strength non-oriented electrical steel sheet contains: in mass %, C: 0.010% or less; Si: not less than 2.0% nor more than 4.0%; Mn: not less than 0.05% nor more than 0.50%; Al: not less than 0.2% nor more than 3.0%; N: 0.005% or less; S: not less than 0.005% nor more than 0.030%; and Cu: not less than 0.5% nor more than 3.0%, a balance being composed of Fe and inevitable impurities. An expression (1) is established where a Mn content is represented as [Mn] and a S content is represented as [S], and not less than 1.0×104 pieces nor more than 1.0×106 pieces of sulfide having a circle-equivalent diameter of not less than 0.1 ?m nor more than 1.0 ?m are contained per 1 mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Arita, Masahiro Fujikura, Hidekuni Murakami
  • Publication number: 20130160743
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method producing a common rail excellent in fatigue strength from an inexpensive steel which uses as the material of the common rail a steel for high-strength liquid phase diffusion bonding having good toughness and fatigue strength, which steel contains, in mass %, C: 0.01 to 0.3%, Si: 0.01 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 3.0%, Cr: 1.0 to 12.0% and Mo: 0.1 to 2.0%, further contains, in mass %, V: 0.01 to 1.0%, B: 0.0003 to 0.01%, Ti: 0.01 to 0.05% and N: 0.001 to 0.01%, has P content limited to 0.03% or less, S content to 0.01% or less and O content to 0.01% or less, further has total content of grain boundary segregated embrittling elements As, Sn, Sb, Pb and Zn limited to 0.015% or less, and a balance of unavoidable impurities and Fe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: ATSUSHI SUGIHASHI, KOJI HIRANO, YASUSHI HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20130153092
    Abstract: A method of production of a welded joint which enables improvement of the fatigue strength in the case where measures for improvement of the fatigue strength cannot be applied due to the presence of structurally sealed regions is provided. The method is provided with a first weld step which performs welding by forming an inside weld toe or root part by using a weld metal with a transformation start temperature of 175° C. to 400° C. in range, at least parts of the weld metal forming the inside weld toe or root part which was formed at the first weld step becoming unmelted parts, and a second weld step which performs welding for building up the weld metal by a single pass by a weld heat input by which all of the unmelted parts are retransformed to austenite so as to introduce compressive residual stress to the inside weld toe or root part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Kasuya, Ryuichi Shimura, Manabu Mizumoto
  • Publication number: 20130129924
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention can provide a hot dip galvannealed steel sheet which has excellent corrosion resistance, workability, coatability and appearance. The exemplary galvannealed sheet can include an ultra-low carbon steel sheet having a plating layer which includes about 8 to 13% Fe, about 0.05 to 1.0% Ni, about 0.15 to 1.5% Al, and a balance of Zn and unavoidable impurities. An exemplary method for producing a hot dip galvannealed steel sheet is also provided which can include cleaning an annealed ultra-low carbon steel sheet, preplating it with Ni, rapidly heating the sheet in a nonoxidizing or reducing atmosphere, plating the sheet in a galvanization bath containing Al, wiping it, then rapidly reheating it and either cooling the sheet without any soaking time or soaking and holding it for less than 15 seconds and then cooling it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130118650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ferritic-austenitic stainless steel oriented to have low Ni which is excellent in corrosion resistance, particularly in corrosion resistance in a neutral chloride environment, and has high “uniform elongation”—a factor governing workability—and a method of production for the same. There are independently provided ferritic-austenitic stainless steels and methods of production for the same particularly having a corrosion resistance in a neutral chloride environment satisfying PI value(=Cr+3Mo+10N?Mn)?18% and having a uniform elongation satisfying ?10?Md?110 (where Md=551?462({C}+[N])?9.2[Si]?8.1[Mn]?13.7[Cr]?29[Ni]?29[Cu]?18.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu Hatano, Akihiko Takahashi, Eiichiro Ishimaru, Ken Kimura
  • Patent number: 8430974
    Abstract: A steel component formed by carburizing and then induction-hardening of a steel consisting essentially of, by mass, C: minimum 0.08% and less than 0.3%; Si: maximum 2.0%; Mn: from 0.2% to 3.0%; P: maximum 0.03%; S: from 0.005% to 0.05%; Ni: maximum 1.5%; Cr: maximum 3.0%; Mo: maximum 1.0%; O: maximum 0.0025%; and N: from 0.005% to 0.03%; and further including either or both of, by mass, Al: from 0.005% to 0.05%, and Ti: from 0.005% to 0.05%; and still further including either or both of, by mass, V: maximum 0.3%, and Nb: maximum 0.3%; and a balance including Fe and unavoidable impurities. The hardness of the surface layer is at least 55 HRC and the hardness of the core portion is from 20 to 50 HRC. The core portion does not include a martensite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Nippon Steel Corporation Muroran Works
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Kouji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20130089672
    Abstract: A hot-dip Zn—Al alloy-plated steel material ensuring high corrosion resistance and excellent bending workability of the plating layer, and a production method thereof are provided, that is, a hot-dip Zn—Al alloy-plated steel material with excellent bending workability, having a plating layer comprising, in terms of mass %, from 25 to 85% of Al, from 0.05 to 5% of one or both of Cr and Mn, and Si in an amount of 0.5 to 10% of the Al content, with the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities, wherein the average spangle size on the plating surface is 0.5 mm or more; and a production method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Shiro Fujii
  • Publication number: 20130049014
    Abstract: Provided is an epitaxial silicon carbide single-crystal substrate in which a silicon carbide epitaxial film having excellent in-plane uniformity of doping density is disposed on a silicon carbide single-crystal substrate having an off angle that is between 1° to 6°. The epitaxial film is grown by repeating a dope layer that is 0.5 ?m or less and a non-dope layer that is 0.1 ?m or less. The dope layer is formed with the ratio of the number of carbon atoms to the number of silicon atoms (C/Si ratio) in a material gas being 1.5 to 2.0, and the non-dope layer is formed with the C/Si ratio being 0.5 or more but less than 1.5. The resulting epitaxial silicon carbide single-crystal substrate comprises a high-quality silicon carbide epitaxial film, which has excellent in-plane uniformity of doping density, on a silicon carbide single-crystal substrate having a small off angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Aigo, Hiroshi Tsuge, Taizo Hoshino, Tatsuo Fujimoto, Masakazu Katsuno, Masashi Nakabayashi, Hirokatsu Yashiro
  • Patent number: 8381560
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydroforming method able to increase the expansion ratio to obtain a complicated shape hydroformed product and able to reduce the number of steps of work, that is, a hydroforming method loading a metal pipe into a divided mold, clamping the mold, then applying an internal pressure and pushing force in the pipe axial direction to said metal pipe, comprising, in a first hydroforming step, expanding said metal pipe in one direction of said metal pipe cross-section to obtain an intermediate product having a circumferential length of 90% to 100% of the circumferential length of the product shape in all of the expanded part in the pipe axial direction and having a height greater than the height of the product in said one direction and at least part of the pipe axial direction, then, in a second hydroforming step, reducing the height in the one direction of said intermediate product in all or part of the pipe axial direction while shaping the product to the final product shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Mizumura, Yukihisa Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 8383978
    Abstract: This invention provides a steel pipe material weld zone heating method and apparatus for melting and welding the weld zone of a steel pipe material that during continuous induction heating and welding of moving steel pipe material as the material being heated controls temperature distribution and molten steel shape and weld frequency fluctuation with high accuracy and high efficiency, irrespective of the shape of the heated region of material being heated or the material properties of the material being heated, which comprises a first imaging device, a weld zone temperature distribution computation device, a heating control device, and a variable frequency alternating current power supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Fukutani, Kenji Umetsu, Yoshiaki Nakamura, Kazuto Yamamoto, Takashi Miyakawa, Ryuichi Shimada, Tadayuki Kitahara, Takanori Isobe
  • Publication number: 20130037233
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for producing an amorphous alloy foil strip, which are capable of producing an amorphous alloy foil strip having a large sheet thickness in an industrial scale, are provided. A production apparatus 101 for an amorphous alloy foil strip S includes: a pair of cooling rolls 113a and 113b; a driving unit 111 configured to rotate the cooling rolls; and a crucible 114 configured to supply a molten alloy sequentially to an outer circumferential surface of the cooling roll 113a and an outer circumferential surface of the cooling roll 113b. The crucible 114 is movable along a moving unit 116. A molten alloy is supplied alternately to the cooling roll 113a and the cooling roll 113b while rotating and water-cooling the cooling rolls 113a and 113b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130039722
    Abstract: A metal band having metallic appearance and being excellent in forming stability is provided. The metal band includes a coating film containing not less than 20 mass % in the coated and dried state, of filler of aluminum or aluminum alloys on the side thereof corresponding to the outside of a can. The metal band also has a resin-rich portion containing not more than approximately 5 mass % of the filler, approximately 0.1 to 20 ?m in thickness in the coated surface far from the metal strip surface, seamlessly-formed can bodies made of such strips. Methods for manufacturing such strips and can bodies are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130037180
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet includes, by mass %, C: 0.10% to 0.40%, Mn: 0.5% to 4.0%, Si: 0.005% to 2.5%, Al: 0.005% to 2.5%, Cr: 0% to 1.0%, and a balance of iron and inevitable impurities, in which an amount of P is limited to 0.05% or less, an amount of S is limited to 0.02% or less, an amount of N is limited to 0.006% or less, the microstructure includes 2% to 30% of retained austenite by area percentage, martensite is limited to 20% or less by area percentage in the microstructure, an average particle size of cementite is 0.01 ?m to 1 ?m, and 30% to 100% of the cementite has an aspect ratio of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Sano, Chisato Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Kawata, Riki Okamoto, Naoki Yoshinaga, Kaoru Kawasaki, Natsuko Sugiura, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Publication number: 20130034745
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel sheet for a container including: a plated layer containing an adhesion amount of 300 to 1000 mg/m2 of nickel, provided on at least one surface of a steel sheet as metal Ni; and a chemical conversion treatment film formed on the steel sheet by performing immersion or a cathodic electrolytic treatment with a solution containing Zr ions, F ions, and phosphate ions, wherein a metal Zr adhesion amount of the chemical conversion treatment film is 1.0 to 50 mg/m2, an amount of 0.5 to 25 mg/m2 of a phosphate compound is contained in terms of P amount, and an F-atom number density measured by XPS analysis of a plane of 2 nm and a plane of 4 nm in a depth direction obtained by a sputtering treatment is equal to or less than 2 at %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Hirokazu Yokoya, Masakazu Noda, Hiroshi Nishida, Kazushige Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8366836
    Abstract: A silicon steel material is heated in a predetermined temperature range according to contents of B, N, Mn, S, and Se (step S1), and is subjected to hot rolling (step S2). Further, a finish temperature Tf of finish rolling in the hot rolling is performed in a predetermined temperature range according to the content of B. Through these treatments, a certain amount of BN is made to precipitate compositely on MnS and/or MnSe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ushigami, Norikazu Fujii