Patents by Inventor Akira Tachiki

Akira Tachiki has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160102414
    Abstract: A Ni-plated steel sheet according to the present invention includes a steel sheet, a first Ni-plated layer which is formed at least on a one-sided surface of the steel sheet and contains Ni, and a second Ni-plated layer which is formed on the first Ni-plated layer and contains Ni. An average central-line roughness Ra at an interface between the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is less than 0.1 ?m, an average central-line roughness Ra of a surface of the second Ni-plated layer is 0.1 ?m to 100 ?m, and a coating amount of Ni in the entirety of the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is 20 mg/m2 to 2500 mg/m2 per one-sided surface in terms of metal Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Patent number: 9212428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel sheet for a container including a cold-rolled steel sheet and a composite film formed on the cold-rolled steel sheet through an electrolysis process in a solution containing: at least one metal ion of an Sn ion, an Fe ion, and an Ni ion; Zr ion; a nitric acid ion: and an ammonium ion, in which the composite film contains at least one element of: Zr of 0.1 to 100 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Zr; Sn of 0.3 to 20 g/m2 in equivalent units of metal Sn; Fe of 5 to 2000 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Fe; and Ni of 5 to 2000 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9212423
    Abstract: Steel sheet for container use with excellent canmaking workability and with excellent drawability and ironability, weldability, corrosion resistance, coating adhesion, film adhesion, and wettability characterized in that a surface of the steel sheet has a Zr film which contains, by amount of metal Zr, 1 to 100 mg/m2 of Zr oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 9157165
    Abstract: A method of production of a chemically treated steel sheet using cathode electrolysis to form a chemically treated coating which stably resupplies Zr ions in a treatment solution and uses an insoluble anode to continuously and stably treat a steel strip by cathode electrolysis in a treatment solution containing Zr ions and fluorine ions, characterized by using two or more types of zirconium compounds selected from predetermined Zr compounds to resupply zirconium ions in a plating solution consumed by the cathode electrolysis during the cathode electrolysis and maintaining a content of ions in the plating solution at zirconium ions: 0.05 to 30 g/liter, fluorine ions: 0.5 to 10 times the content of the zirconium ions, and ions derived from said two or more types of zirconium compounds other than zirconium ions and fluorine ions: not more than 10 times the content of the zirconium ions in performing the cathode electrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki
  • Patent number: 9127341
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet for a container, comprising: a steel sheet, and a Zr compound film disposed on the steel sheet, wherein the Zr compound film being formed by a dipping or electrolytic treatment in a solution containing Zr ion, F ion, ammonium ion and nitrate ion; and the coating weight of the Zr compound film is 1 to 100 mg/m2 in terms of the amount of metallic Zr, and 0.1 mg/m2 or less in terms of the F amount. There is provided a steel sheet for container, which has an excellent processability in the can manufacturing, and at the same time, is excellent in drawing and ironing processability, weldability, corrosion resistance, adherence thereof to a coating material and adherence thereof to a film, and a process for producing such a steel sheet for container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Publication number: 20150167192
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a steel sheet for a container which has a plated layer containing Ni of 300 to 1000 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal, provided on at least one surface of a steel sheet, which has a chemical conversion treatment film containing Zr of 1.0 to 50 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal, provided on the steel sheet, which contains a phosphate compound of 0.5 to 25 mg/m2, and of which a 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 %. The method includes forming the chemical conversion treatment film on the steel sheet by performing an immersion or a cathodic electrolytic treatment with a solution containing Zr ions, F ions, and phosphate ions, and performing a washing treatment with a warm water at 40° C. or higher for 0.5 or more seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL AND SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TACHIKI, Shigeru HIRANO, Hirokazu YOKOYA, Masakazu NODA, Hiroshi NISHIDA, Kazushige HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150086720
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet for a container, comprising: a steel sheet, and a Zr compound film disposed on the steel sheet, wherein the Zr compound film being formed by a dipping or electrolytic treatment in a solution containing Zr ion, F ion, ammonium ion and nitrate ion; and the coating weight of the Zr compound film is 1 to 100 mg/m2 in terms of the amount of metallic Zr, and 0.1 mg/m2 or less in terms of the F amount. There is provided a steel sheet for container, which has an excellent processability in the can manufacturing, and at the same time, is excellent in drawing and ironing processability, weldability, corrosion resistance, adherence thereof to a coating material and adherence thereof to a film, and a process for producing such a steel sheet for container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20130089751
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel sheet for a container including a cold-rolled steel sheet and a composite film formed on the cold-rolled steel sheet through an electrolysis process in a solution containing: at least one metal ion of an Sn ion, an Fe ion, and an Ni ion; Zr ion; a nitric acid ion: and an ammonium ion, in which the composite film contains at least one element of: Zr of 0.1 to 100 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Zr; Sn of 0.3 to 20 g/m2 in equivalent units of metal Sn; Fe of 5 to 2000 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Fe; and Ni of 5 to 2000 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120183753
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet for a container, comprising: a steel sheet, and a Zr compound film disposed on the steel sheet, wherein the Zr compound film being formed by a dipping or electrolytic treatment in a solution containing Zr ion, F ion, ammonium ion and nitrate ion; and the coating weight of the Zr compound film is 1 to 100 mg/m2 in terms of the amount of metallic Zr, and 0.1 mg/m2 or less in terms of the F amount. There is provided a steel sheet for container, which has an excellent processability in the can manufacturing, and at the same time, is excellent in drawing and ironing processability, weldability, corrosion resistance, adherence thereof to a coating material and adherence thereof to a film, and a process for producing such a steel sheet for container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Publication number: 20120064369
    Abstract: Steel sheet for container use with excellent canmaking workability and with excellent drawability and ironability, weldability, corrosion resistance, coating adhesion, film adhesion, and wettability characterized in that a surface of the steel sheet has a Zr film which contains, by amount of metal Zr, 1 to 100 mg/m2 of Zr oxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 8133594
    Abstract: Steel sheet for container use able to realize superior corrosion resistance and canmaking ability, wherein at least one side of the steel sheet is provided with a chemical conversion coating film including a mixture of a zirconium oxide compound and a zirconium phosphate compound, the zirconium oxide compound is segregated at part or all of a region of 40 to 100% from the surface with respect to the total thickness of the chemical conversion coating film, and the zirconium phosphate compound is segregated at part or all of a region of 0 to 40% from the surface with respect to the total thickness of the chemical conversion coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Hiroshi Nishida, Hirokazu Yokoya, Hironobu Miyazaki, Masakazu Noda
  • Publication number: 20110300402
    Abstract: Steel sheet for container use able to realize superior corrosion resistance and canmaking ability, wherein at least one side of the steel sheet is provided with a chemical conversion coating film including a mixture of a zirconium oxide compound and a zirconium phosphate compound, the zirconium oxide compound is segregated at part or all of a region of 40 to 100% from the surface with respect to the total thickness of the chemical conversion coating film, and the zirconium phosphate compound is segregated at part or all of a region of 0 to 40% from the surface with respect to the total thickness of the chemical conversion coating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Hiroshi Nishida, Hirokazu Yokoya, Hironobu Miyazaki, Masakazu Noda
  • Publication number: 20110259756
    Abstract: A method of production of a chemically treated steel sheet using cathode electrolysis to form a chemically treated coating which stably resupplies Zr ions in a treatment solution and uses an insoluble anode to continuously and stably treat a steel strip by cathode electrolysis in a treatment solution containing Zr ions and fluorine ions, characterized by using two or more types of zirconium compounds selected from predetermined Zr compounds to resupply zirconium ions in a plating solution consumed by the cathode electrolysis during the cathode electrolysis and maintaining a content of ions in the plating solution at zirconium ions: 0.05 to 30 g/liter, fluorine ions: 0.5 to 10 times the content of the zirconium ions, and ions derived from said two or more types of zirconium compounds other than zirconium ions and fluorine ions: not more than 10 times the content of the zirconium ions in performing the cathode electrolysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki
  • Patent number: 6531569
    Abstract: This invention relates to resin material for gas separation base containing a cardo polyimide structure in which the hydrogen atoms in the side-chain benzyl and/or allyl position are halogenated at a rate of modification by halogen of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Nippon Steel Corporation, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Hiroshi Mano, Kenji Haraya
  • Patent number: 5866592
    Abstract: Compounds of the following general formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignees: Nippon Steel Corporation, Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Hayashi, Takeo Harada, Jun Katada, Akira Tachiki, Takeo Okazaki, Yoshimi Satoh, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Tohru Asari