Patents Examined by Deborah Yee
  • Patent number: 10156001
    Abstract: A filament for a high strength steel cord has a wire diameter R of 0.1 mm to 0.4 mm, and includes, in a chemical composition, by mass %: C: 0.70% to 1.20%; Si: 0.15% to 0.60%; Mn: 0.10% to 1.00%; N: 0.0010% to 0.0050%; Al: more than 0% and 0.0100% or less; and a remainder of Fe and impurities, in which a surface part and a central part are included, a thickness of the surface part is 0.01×R to 0.10×R, the central part includes a pearlite structure in a proportion of 95% to 100% by area %, a C content of the surface part is 40% to 95% of a C content of the central part, and a ratio of a thickness of a lamellar cementite at a center of the thickness of the surface part to a thickness of a lamellar cementite in the central part is 95% or less, whereby high strength and workability can be achieved and cracking or the like caused by a delamination phenomenon can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Hirakami, Makoto Okonogi
  • Patent number: 10151012
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a high-strength stainless steel pipe includes forming a steel pipe having a predetermined size, the steel having a composition comprising by mass % 0.005 to 0.05% C, 0.05 to 1.0% Si, 0.2 to 1.8% Mn, 0.03% or less P, 0.005% or less S, 14 to 20% Cr, 1.5 to 10% Ni, 1 to 5% Mo, 0.5% or less V, 0.15% or less N, 0.01% or less O, 0.002 to 0.1% Al, and Fe and unavoidable impurities as a balance; applying a quenching treatment two times or more to the steel pipe where the steel pipe is quenched by reheating to a temperature of 750° C. or above and cooling to a temperature of 100° C. or below at a cooling rate equal to or higher than an air-cooling rate; and applying a tempering treatment where the steel pipe is tempered at a temperature of 700° C. or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Eguchi, Yasuhide Ishiguro, Takeshi Suzuki, Hideo Sato, Tetsu Nakahashi
  • Patent number: 10144985
    Abstract: A steel sheet exhibiting good drawability and excellent buckling strength of a can body portion against an external pressure, and a method for manufacturing the same. The steel sheet includes C: 0.0030% or more and 0.0100% or less, Si: 0.05% or less, Mn: 0.10% or more and 1.0% or less, P: 0.030% or less, S: 0.020% or less, Al: 0.010% or more and 0.100% or less, N: 0.0050% or less, Nb: 0.010% or more and 0.050% or less, and incidental impurities. Contents of C and Nb satisfy 0.10?([Nb]/92.9)/([C]/12)<0.60, the HR30T hardness of the steel sheet is 56 or more, and the average Young's modulus of the steel sheet is 210 GPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Saito, Yusuke Nakagawa, Katsumi Kojima, Hiroki Nakamaru
  • Patent number: 10138530
    Abstract: A method for producing high-strength galvannealed steel sheets having excellent workability and fatigue resistance. The method comprises subjecting a steel sheet to an oxidation treatment, the oxidation treatment including heating the steel sheet in an upstream stage at a temperature in the range of 400° C. to 750° C. in an atmosphere having an O2 concentration of not less than 1000 ppm by volume and a H2O concentration of not less than 1000 ppm by volume and a downstream stage at a temperature in the range of 600° C. to 850° C. in an atmosphere having an O2 concentration of less than 1000 ppm by volume and a H2O concentration of not less than 1000 ppm by volume. The method further comprises subjecting the steel sheet to reducing annealing, hot-dip galvanizing treatment and alloying treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Makimizu, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Mai Aoyama, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Gentaro Takeda
  • Patent number: 10119181
    Abstract: A treatment process for a zirconium alloy is provided. The process includes the following steps: a zirconium alloy ingot is prepared, the composition of which is: 0.40%?Nb?1.05%; traces?Sn?2%; (0.5Nb?0.25) %?Fe?0.50%; traces?Ni?0.10%; traces?(Cr+V) %?0.50%; traces?S?35 ppm; 600 ppm?O?2000 ppm, preferably 1200 ppm?O?1600 ppm; traces?Si?120 ppm; traces?C?150 ppm; the remaining being Zr and unavoidable impurities; the ingot undergoes at least one reheating and hot shaping step, and possibly a reheating and quenching step following a hot shaping step; optionally the hot-shaped ingot undergoes an annealing; the hot-shaped and possibly annealed ingot undergoes at least one cycle of cold rolling-annealing steps; the annealing of at least one of the cold rolling-annealing steps being performed at a temperature comprised between 600° C. and the lowest of either 700° C. or (710?20×Nb %)° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AREVA NP
    Inventors: Pierre Barberis, Pascal Guerin, Pascaline Fremiot
  • Patent number: 10113221
    Abstract: A steel alloy for a bearing, the alloy having a composition comprising: (a) from 0.5 to 0.9 wt. % carbon, (b) from 1.2 to 1.8 wt. % silicon, (c) from 1.1 to 1.7 wt. % manganese, (d) from 0.7 to 1.3 wt. % chromium, (e) from 0.05 to 0.6 wt. % molybdenum, and optionally any of: (f1) from 0 to 0.25 wt. % nickel, (f2) from 0 to 0.02 wt. % vanadium, (f3) from 0 to 0.05 wt. % aluminium, (f4) from 0 to 0.3 wt. % copper, (f5) from 0 to 0.5 wt. % cobalt, (f6) from 0 to 0.1 wt. % niobium, (f7) from 0 to 0.1 wt. % tantalum, (f7) from 0 to 150 ppm nitrogen, (f8) from 0 to 50 ppm calcium, and (f9) the balance iron, together with any unavoidable impurities, wherein the steel alloy has a microstructure comprising bainitic ferrite and retained austenite, and a hardness (Vickers) of at least 650 HV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Hanzheng Huang, Mohamed Sherif
  • Patent number: 10105796
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of hardfacing/hardbanding materials, alloys, or powder compositions that can have low chromium content or be chromium free. In some embodiments, the alloys can contain transition metal borides and borocarbides with a particular metallic component weight percentage. The disclosed alloys can have high hardness and ASTM G65 performance, making them advantageous for hardfacing/hardbanding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Scoperta, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Eibl
  • Patent number: 10100387
    Abstract: There is provided a copper-titanium alloy with large fluctuations in Ti concentration. The copper-titanium alloy for electronic components contains 2.0 to 4.0% by mass of Ti and, as a third element, 0 to 0.5% by mass in total of one or more selected from a group consisting of Fe, Co, Mg, Si, Ni, Cr, Zr, Mo, V, Nb, Mn, B, and P, with a balance being copper and unavoidable impurities, wherein when crystal grains having <100> orientation in a section parallel to a rolling direction are subjected to area analysis of Ti concentration in a matrix phase, a difference between a maximum Ti concentration and a minimum Ti concentration is 5 to 16% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Horie
  • Patent number: 10100384
    Abstract: A method for producing a tempered, seamlessly hot-rolled steel pipe includes heating a hollow block to forming temperature and rolling the heated block in a rolling mill to form a pipe with a finished diameter after rolling. Subsequently, the pipe is tempered with appropriate tempering parameters after rolling whereby the diameter of the pipe increases during tempering. The finished diameter of the pipe to be tempered after rolling in the rolling mill is adjusted as a function of a value of the growth in diameter of the pipe during tempering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Vallourec Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christof Delhaes, Heiko Hansen, Rolf Kuemmerling
  • Patent number: 10100394
    Abstract: A high-strength galvannealed steel sheet has a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.14% or more and 0.24% or less, Si: 0.8% or more and 1.8% or less, Mn: 1.0% or more and 3.0% or less, P: 0.020% or less, S: 0.0040% or less, Al: 0.01% or more and 0.1% or less, N: 0.01% or less, Ca: 0.0001% or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetaka Kawabe, Takeshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 10094010
    Abstract: A strain-hardenable stainless steel alloy includes hard secondary phases dispersed in an austenitic primary phase, the alloy including 0.3-0.6% nitrogen by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ryan Thomas Smith, Tapasvi Lolla, Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, David Wayne Gandy, John Albert Siefert, Gregory J. Frederick, Lou Lherbier, David Novotnak
  • Patent number: 10094011
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a superstrength cold rolled weathering steel sheet, wherein the weight percentage of the chemical elements thereof are as follows: C: 0.05˜0.16%; Mn: 1.00˜2.20%; Al: 0.02˜0.06%; Cu: 0.20˜0.40%; Cr: 0.40˜0.60%; Ti: 0.015˜0.035%; P: less than 0.03%; and C+Mn/16 is more than 0.19% and less than 0.23%; the remainders thereof being Fe and other unavoidable impurities. The present invention also discloses a method of manufacturing said superstrength cold rolled weathering steel sheet, comprising the following stages: smelting, heating and preservation, hot rolling, coiling, pickling, cold rolling, continuous annealing and skin passing. The advantages of the superstrength cold rolled weathering steel sheet and the method of manufacturing the same are: high strength, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Zhong, Li Wang, Weijun Feng, Xiaoming He, Junjie Huang, Yanglin Ke
  • Patent number: 10094001
    Abstract: Method for producing eutectic copper-iron alloy in which crystal grain fragments containing iron are dispersed in a copper matrix, includes: a charging step charging a first melting furnace (MF) and second MF respectively with electrolytic-copper and pure iron grain fragments; molten copper (MC) deoxidizing step heating electrolytic-copper to at least melting-point in the first MF, melting and deoxidizing the electrolytic-copper; molten iron (MI) deoxidizing step heating pure iron to at least melting-point in the second MF, melting and deoxidizing pure iron; MI transfer step increasing the MI temperature generated in the second MF; transferring the MI to a primary reaction furnace; MC transfer step increasing the MC temperature in the first MF to at least the iron melting-point; transferring the MC to the primary reaction furnace; and a reaction step causing a crystallization reaction between copper in the MC and iron in the MI in the primary reaction furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Iwao Nakajima, Guoqiao Lai
  • Patent number: 10077490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the application of at least partially bainitic or interstitial martensitic heat treatments on steels, often tool steels or steels that can be used for tools. The first tranche of the heat treatment implying austenitization is applied so that the steel presents a low enough hardness to allow for advantageous shape modification, often trough machining. Thus a steel product is obtained which can be shaped with ease and whose hardness can be raised to a higher working hardness with a simple heat treatment at low temperature (below austenitization temperature).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: VALLS BESITZ GMBH
    Inventor: Isaac Valls
  • Patent number: 10077486
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet has a composition and a microstructure. The microstructure comprises: ferrite having an average grain size of 5 ?m or less and a volume fraction of 3% to 20%, retained austenite having a volume fraction of 5% to 20%, and martensite having a volume fraction of 5% to 20%, the remainder being bainite and/or tempered martensite. The total number of retained austenite with a grain size of 2 ?m or less, martensite with a grain size of 2 ?m or less, or a mixed phase thereof is 150 or more per 2,000 ?m2 of a thickness cross section parallel to the rolling direction of the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Takashima, Yoshihiko Ono, Kohei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10072323
    Abstract: This hot-rolled ferritic stainless steel sheet has a steel composition containing, in terms of % by mass: 0.02% or less of C; 0.02% or less of N; 0.1% to 1.5% of Si; 1.5% or less of Mn; 0.035% or less of P; 0.010% or less of S; 1.5% or less of Ni; 10% to 20% of Cr; 1.0% to 3.0% of Cu; 0.08% to 0.30% of Ti; and 0.3% or less of Al, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, and the hot-rolled ferritic stainless steel sheet has a Vickers hardness of less than 235 Hv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Teraoka, Masaaki Kobayashi, Yuuji Koyama, Junichi Hamada, Norihiro Kanno, Yoshiharu Inoue, Ken Kimura, Jun Takahashi, Shigeyuki Gotoh
  • Patent number: 10072324
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, in which a structure before and after a hot-stamping includes ferrite: 30 area % to 90 area %, martensite: 0 area % or more and less than 20 area %, pearlite: 0 area % to 10 area %, retained austenite: 5 volume % to 20 volume %, and rest structure: bainite, a hardness of the retained austenite measured with a nano indenter before and after the hot-stamping satisfies relations of H2/H1<1.1 and ?HM<20, and a relation of TS×El?20000 MPa·% is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Nonaka, Satoshi Kato, Kaoru Kawasaki, Toshimasa Tomokiyo
  • Patent number: 10066280
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an austenitic stainless steel with high plasticity induced by twinning with innovative chemical composition, and the use thereof in the automobile industry and in all applications wherein both a high resistance to corrosion and a high formability is requested, together with mechanical features of high-resistant steels. The invention also concerns a process for the production of this austenitic stainless steel with high twinning-induced plasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Ferraiuolo
  • Patent number: 10066274
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet of the present invention is a steel sheet satisfying a predetermined component composition. A metal structure of the steel sheet is composed of polygonal ferrite, high-temperature region generated bainite, low-temperature region generated bainite and retained austenite each having a predetermined area percent, and a distribution using each average IQ of predetermined crystal grains determined by electron backscatter diffraction satisfies Equations (1) and (2) below. According to the present invention, a high-strength steel sheet having excellent ductility and low-temperature toughness can be realized even at a tensile strength of 780 MPa or more. (IQave?IQmin)/(IQmax?IQmin)?0.40??(1) (?IQ)/(IQmax?IQmin)?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Kasuya, Tadao Murata, Sae Mizuta, Yuichi Futamura
  • Patent number: 10066283
    Abstract: This high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet having excellent uniform elongation and hole expandability contains, C: 0.01 to 0.4%; Si: 0.001 to 2.5%; Mn: 0.001 to 4.0%; P: 0.001 to 0.15%; S: 0.0005 to 0.03%; Al: 0.001 to 2.0%; N: 0.0005 to 0.01%; and O: 0.0005 to 0.01%; in which Si+Al is limited to less than 1.0%, and a balance being composed of iron and inevitable impurities, in which at a sheet thickness center portion, an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group is 5.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 4.0 or less, a metal structure contains 5 to 80% of ferrite, 5 to 80% of bainite, and 1% or less of martensite in terms of an area ratio and the total of martensite, pearlite, and retained austenite is 5% or less, and an r value (rC) in a direction perpendicular to a rolling direction is 0.70 or more and an r value (r30) in a direction 30° from the rolling direction is 1.10 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL AND SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kohichi Sano, Hiroshi Yoshida, Toshio Ogawa