Patents Assigned to Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210189535
    Abstract: This nickel-containing steel for low temperature includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %: C: 0.020% to 0.070%; Si: 0.03% to 0.30%; Mn: 0.20% to 0.80%; Ni: 12.5% to 17.4%; Al: 0.010% to 0.060%; N: 0.0015% to 0.0060%; and O: 0.0007% to 0.0030%, in which a metallographic structure contains 2.0% to 30.0% of an austenite phase by volume fraction %, in a thickness middle portion of a section parallel to a rolling direction and a thickness direction, an average grain size of prior austenite grains is 3.0 ?m to 20.0 ?m, and an average aspect ratio of the prior austenite grains is 1.0 to 2.9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu HOSHINO, Tetsuya NAMEGAWA, Shinichi OMIYA, Takayuki KAGAYA
  • Publication number: 20210187908
    Abstract: A metal-fiber reinforced resin material composite is provided which improves the shear strength between a metallic member and a fiber reinforced material by more strongly bonding the metallic member and the fiber reinforced resin member, and which is very light and has excellent workability while increasing strength. [Solution] This metal-fiber reinforced resin material composite is provided with a metallic member and with a fiber reinforced resin material that is stacked on at least one surface of the metallic member and combined with the metallic member, wherein the fiber reinforced resin material comprises a matrix resin containing a thermoplastic resin, a reinforcing fiber material included in the matrix resin, and a resin layer interposed between the reinforcing fiber material and the metallic member and comprising a resin of the same type as the matrix resin. The shear strength of the metallic member and the fiber reinforced resin material is greater than or equal to 0.8 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu IBARAGI, Noriyuki NEGI, Masafumi USUI, Masako NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20210190427
    Abstract: This electric furnace includes one or more upper electrodes, one or more bottom-blowing tuyeres, a mechanical stirrer equipped with an impeller, and a charging device which injects an iron oxide-containing iron raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro TAGUCHI, Tsuyoshi YAMAZAKI, Shuhei KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210189144
    Abstract: The titanium material includes a titanium oxide layer formed on a surface of titanium being a base material, the titanium oxide layer having a thickness measured by a glow discharge spectrometry of 60 to 300 nm, wherein: the titanium oxide layer contains 0.5 to 7.0 at % of nitrogen, and an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of a surface thereof is 2.0 to 4.0 ?m; and a power spectrum of a surface roughness of the titanium material has a peak of an amplitude height of 0.005 to 0.020 ?m in a range of a wavelength of 1.1 to 2.5 ?m and has a peak of an amplitude height of 0.0010 to 0.0030 ?m in a range of a wavelength of 0.80 to 0.98 ?m. An L*a*b* color space may be L*: 30 to 40, a*: 2.0 to 9.0, and b*: ?7.0 to 18.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michio KANEKO, Kiyonori TOKUNO, Takao WADA, Mitsuyuki HASEGAWA, Kazuo YAMAGISHI, Mitsuru NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11041225
    Abstract: A heat-treated steel sheet member having a chemical including, by mass %: C: 0.05 to 0.50%; Si: 0.50 to 5.0%; Mn: 1.5 to 4.0%; P: 0.05% or less; S: 0.05% or less; N: 0.01% or less; Ti: 0.01 to 0.10%; B: 0.0005 to 0.010%; Cr: optional amounts of Ni, Cu, Mo, V, Ca, Al, Nb, and REM, with the balance: Fe and impurities. The steel sheet member has a microstructure comprising: mainly martensite; and retained austenite of which a volume ratio is 5.0% or higher, a number density of retained carbide in the steel sheet member having circle-equivalent diameters of 0.1 mm or larger is 4.0×103/mm2 or lower, [(log fg0?log fg(0.02))/0.02<20.0] is satisfied when mechanical properties are measured using a sheet specimen specified in ASTM E8, a tensile strength is 1.4 GPa or higher, and a total elongation is 8.0% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Suwa, Shinichiro Tabata, Masafumi Azuma, Kazuo Hikida
  • Patent number: 11041232
    Abstract: An austenitic stainless steel is provided which has a chemical composition that consists, by mass %, of: C: 0.015% or less, Si: 1.00% or less, Mn: 2.00% or less, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.030% or less, Cr: 16.0% or more and less than 22.0%, Ni: 11.0 to 16.0%, Mo: 2.5 to 5.0%, N: 0.07% or more and less than 0.15%, Nb: 0.20 to 0.50%, Al: 0.005 to 0.040%, Sn: 0 to 0.080%, Zn: 0 to 0.0060%, Pb: 0 to 0.030%, and the balance: Fe and impurities, and that satisfies the formula [MoSS/Mo?0.98] (MoSS: Mo amount dissolved in the steel).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Seto, Masayuki Sagara, Kenta Yamada, Takahiro Osuki
  • Patent number: 11041231
    Abstract: In an H-section steel, which has a predetermined chemical composition, a thickness of the flange is from 25 to 140 mm; an average crystal grain diameter is 38 ?m or less and the area fraction of a martensite-austenite constituent is 1.2% or less, in a plane orthogonal to the width direction of the flange, centering on a measurement position 7 that is a position separated, in the width direction of the flange, from the end face in the width direction of the flange by (?)F, and separated, in the thickness direction of the flange, from the outer face in the thickness direction of the flange by (¼)t2, when the width direction length of the flange is F and the thickness of the flange is t2; a yield strength or 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Mizoguchi, Kazutoshi Ichikawa, Motomichi Hara, Shunsuke Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20210178446
    Abstract: A press tooling includes a distance member pivotably supported by a holder; and a moving device provided on a first die unit. The holder is provided in a movable manner with respect to a punch in a press direction, and a pad is provided in a movable manner with respect to a die in the press direction. The distance member is pivotable between a home position in which the distance member does not come into contact with the second die and a preventive position in which the distance between the pad and the holder in the press direction is prevented from being equal to or less than a predetermined distance. As the holder moves relative to the punch in the first direction, the moving device causes the distance member to pivot from the home position toward the preventive position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori OOOKA, Toshimitsu ASO, Hiroshi YOSHIDA, Daisuke YASUFUKU, Yasuharu TANAKA, Takashi MIYAGI, Junichiro SUZUKI, Shinobu YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11035021
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet includes: a specific chemical composition; and a microstructure represented by, in a ? thickness to ? thickness range with ¼ thickness of a sheet thickness from a surface being a center, in volume fraction, ferrite: 85% or less, bainite: 3% or more and 95% or less, tempered martensite: 1% or more and 80% or less, retained austenite: 1% or more and 25% or less, pearlite and coarse cementite: 5% or less in total, and fresh martensite: 5% or less, in which the solid-solution carbon content in the retained austenite is 0.70 to 1.30 mass %, and to all grain boundaries of retained austenite grains having an aspect ratio of 2.50 or less and a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.80 ?m or more, the proportion of interfaces with the tempered martensite or the fresh martensite is 75% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Yuji Yamaguchi, Takayuki Kitazawa, Satoshi Uchida, Kohei Ueda, Naoki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11035022
    Abstract: Provided are a metal sheet, a method of producing a metal sheet, a method of producing a molded product of a metal sheet, and a molded product of a metal sheet, in which occurrence of surface roughness is inhibited. Provided are a metal sheet satisfying conditions (a1), (b1) or (c1) at the surface and a method for producing the metal sheet. Also provided are a method for producing a molded product of a metal sheet using the metal sheet, and a molded product of the metal sheet. (a1) The area fraction of crystal grains having a crystal orientation divergent by 20° or more from a (111) plane and by 20° or more from a (001) plane is from 0.25 to 0.35, and the average crystal grain size is less than 16 ?m. (b1) The area fraction of crystal grains having a crystal orientation divergent by 20° or more from a (111) plane and by 20° or more from a (001) plane is from 0.15 to 0.30, and the average crystal grain size is 16 ?m or more. (c1) The area fraction of crystal grains with a Taylor Factor value from 3.0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kubo, Yoshiaki Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210172036
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet according to one embodiment of the invention has a chemical composition represented by C: 0.0030% or less, Si: 2.00% or less, Al: 1.00% or less, Mn: 0.10% to 2.00%, S: 0.0030% or less, one or more selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Nd, Pr, La, Ce, Zn, and Cd: 0.0015% to 0.0100% in total, a parameter Q represented by Q=[Si]+2×[Al]?[Mn]: 2.00 or less; Sn: 0.00% to 0.40%, Cu: 0.00% to 1.00%, and a remainder: Fe and impurities, and a parameter R represented by R=(I100+I310+I411+I521)/(I111+I211+I332+I221) is 0.80 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi KUBOTA, Takeaki WAKISAKA, Takashi MOROHOSHI, Masafumi MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11027331
    Abstract: A molding facility in continuous casting enabling the quality of the cast slab to be achieved stably even if improving the productivity, the molding facility provided with a mold for continuous casting use, a first water box and second water box storing cooling water for cooling the mold, an electromagnetic stirring device imparting to molten metal in the mold an electromagnetic force causing a swirling flow to be generated in a horizontal plane, and an electromagnetic brake device imparting to a discharge flow of molten metal to an inside of the mold from a submerged nozzle an electromagnetic force in a direction braking the discharge flow, the first water box, the electromagnetic stirring device, the electromagnetic brake device, and the second water box being placed in that order from above to below at an outside surface of a long side mold plate of the mold so as to fit between a top end and bottom end of the long side mold plate, a core height H1 of the electromagnetic stirring device and a core height H
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Okada, Shintaro Oga, Yuichi Tsukaguchi
  • Patent number: 11028458
    Abstract: When a zone surrounded by a grain boundary that is measured to be 5.0° or more by an EBSD analysis is assumed to be a grain, and when a K value is a value obtained by multiplying an average value of Image Qualities in a grain by 10?3, a Y value is an average crystal misorientation (°) in the grain, a metallic phase 1 is a metallic phase the K value of which is less than 4.000, a metallic phase 2 is a metallic phase the K value of which is 4.000 or more and the Y value of which is 0.5 to 1.0, a metallic phase 3 is a metallic phase the K value of which is 4.000 or more and the Y value of which is less than 0.5, and a metallic phase 4 is a metallic phase that falls under none of metallic phases 1 to 3, there is provided a steel sheet that has a predetermined chemical composition and includes a microstructure including, in area percent, a metallic phase 1: 1.0% or more and less than 35.0%, a metallic phase 2: 30.0% or more and 80.0% or less, a metallic phase 3: 5.0% or more and 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Masafumi Azuma, Akihiro Uenishi, Eisaku Sakurada, Tatsuo Yokoi, Genichi Shigesato
  • Patent number: 11029212
    Abstract: A scale composition determination device (10) determines that Fe2O3 has been generated in the outermost layer of a scale (SC) in the case where the absolute value of a difference between temperatures of a steel material SM measured by radiation thermometers (20a, 20b) is equal to or more than a predetermined temperature, and determines that Fe2O3 has not been generated in the outermost layer of the scale (SC) in the case where the absolute value of the difference between the temperatures of the steel material SM measured by the radiation thermometers (20a, 20b) is not equal to or more than the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanei, Masato Sugiura, Shuichi Yamazaki, Yasumitsu Kondo
  • Patent number: 11027522
    Abstract: A steel sheet for hot stamping includes a steel structure represented by an area fraction of bainite, fresh martensite and tempered martensite: 80% or more in total, and a product of a number density (pieces/?m2) of carbides and a proportion of carbides precipitated into prior austenite grains in carbides: 0.50 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genki Abukawa, Kunio Hayashi, Kazuo Hikida, Kaoru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11028469
    Abstract: A hot press-formed part according to an aspect of the present invention contains a predetermined chemical composition; in which a microstructure in a thickness ¼ portion includes, by unit vol %, tempered martensite: 20% to 90%, bainite: 5% to 75%, and residual austenite: 5% to 25%, and ferrite is limited to 10% or less; and a pole density of an orientation {211}<011> in the thickness ¼ portion is 3.0 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mutsumi Sakakibara, Natsuko Sugiura, Kunio Hayashi, Kaoru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11028276
    Abstract: Provided are a surface-treated metal sheet excellent in the adhesiveness to a coating treatment film and weldability and a coated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuaki Kawamura, Koji Akioka, Akihiro Sengoku, Yoichiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11027781
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot-stamping formed article which is long and formed of a single steel sheet, the hot-stamping formed article including: two standing wall portions; a top sheet portion adjacent to the two standing wall portions; and a protrusion portion including an overlapping portion in which a portion of the steel sheet extending from at least one standing wall portion of the two standing wall portions and a portion of the steel sheet extending from the top sheet portion overlap, in which an angle between the top sheet portion and the protrusion portion in a case where a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the hot-stamping formed article is viewed in a cross section is larger than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichiro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11027361
    Abstract: By obtaining a spot-welded joint being a spot-welded joint formed by overlapping a plurality of pieces of steel plates (1A, 1B) and performing spot welding on the steel plates, including a high-strength steel plate whose tensile strength is 750 (MPa) to 2500 (MPa), being at least one piece of steel plate out of the plurality of pieces of steel plates, in which a carbon equivalent Ceq of the high-strength steel plate is 0.20 mass % to 0.55 mass %, and ten or more of iron-based carbides in each of which a length of a longest portion is 0.1 (?m) or more exist in a square region 103 within a heat-affected zone 4 of a cross section that passes through a center of a welding mark, and is cut along a plate thickness direction of the steel plates (1A, 1B), a cross tensile strength of the spot-welded joint to be formed is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chisato Wakabayashi, Fuminori Watanabe, Seiji Furusako, Yasunobu Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Kawata, Tohru Okada, Hideki Hamatani
  • Publication number: 20210162940
    Abstract: A closed cross-sectional structure member includes a hollow member, the hollow member having a collision side wall part located on a collision side, an opposed collision side wall part opposing the collision side wall part, a pair of first side wall part and second side wall part connecting with end portions of the collision side wall part and end portions of the opposed collision side wall part, a first inner wall part extending from the first side wall part to an inside of the hollow member, a second inner wall part extending from the second side wall part to the inside of the hollow member, a third inner wall part connecting with the first inner wall part and the collision side wall part, and a fourth inner wall part connecting with the second inner wall part and the collision side wall part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soma SONOBE, Atsushi ONO, Yutaka MIKAZUKI