Patents by Inventor Atsuhiko Yoshida

Atsuhiko Yoshida 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).

  • Patent number: 10124992
    Abstract: An endless handrail manufacturing method includes: a first step of cutting the dorsal part on one end side and the dorsal part on the other end side of a belt-like molded product to expose a tension member from the end portions; a second step of heating the product on the one end side, then removing the softened resin member, and then exposing a canvas from the end portion; a third step of heating the product with a heating jig to dent the abdominal part; a fourth step of applying an adhesive to the terminal on the one end side or the terminal on the other end side of the product, then fitting the former terminal to the latter terminal of the product; and a fifth step of supplementing a resin to the fitting portion, then hot pressing the fitting portion to fusion-bond the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Takeyama, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Fumiya Murata
  • Publication number: 20170166420
    Abstract: An endless handrail manufacturing method includes: a first step of cutting the dorsal part on one end side and the dorsal part on the other end side of a belt-like molded product to expose a tension member from the end portions; a second step of heating the product on the one end side, then removing the softened resin member, and then exposing a canvas from the end portion; a third step of heating the product with a heating jig to dent the abdominal part; a fourth step of applying an adhesive to the terminal on the one end side or the terminal on the other end side of the product, then fitting the former terminal to the latter terminal of the product; and a fifth step of supplementing a resin to the fitting portion, then hot pressing the fitting portion to fusion-bond the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi TAKEYAMA, Atsuhiko YOSHIDA, Fumiya MURATA
  • Patent number: 9441695
    Abstract: High cleanliness spring steel useful in manufacturing a spring with SiO2-based inclusions being extremely controlled and excellent in fatigue properties is provided. High cleanliness spring steel which is steel containing; C: 1.2% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to the component) or below (not inclusive of 0%), Si: 1.2-4%, Mn: 0.1-2.0%, Al: 0.01% or below (not inclusive of 0%), and the balance comprising iron with inevitable impurities, wherein; the total of oxide-based inclusions of 4 or above of L (the large diameter of an inclusion)/D (the short diameter of an inclusion) and 25 ?m or above of D and oxide-based inclusions of less than 4 L/D and 25 ?m or above of L, in the oxide-based inclusions of 25 mass % or above of oxygen concentration and 70% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to inclusions) or above of SiO2 content when Al2O3+MgO+CaO+SiO2+MnO=100% is presumed, out of inclusions in the steel, is 20 nos./500 g or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Sei Kimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Takeshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150118097
    Abstract: High cleanliness spring steel useful in manufacturing a spring with SiO2-based inclusions being extremely controlled and excellent in fatigue properties is provided. High cleanliness spring steel which is steel containing; C: 1.2% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to the component) or below (not inclusive of 0%), Si: 1.2-4%, Mn: 0.1-2.0%, Al: 0.01% or below (not inclusive of 0%), and the balance comprising iron with inevitable impurities, wherein; the total of oxide-based inclusions of 4 or above of L (the large diameter of an inclusion)/D (the short diameter of an inclusion) and 25 ?m or above of D and oxide-based inclusions of less than 4 L/D and 25 ?m or above of L, in the oxide-based inclusions of 25 mass % or above of oxygen concentration and 70% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to inclusions) or above of SiO2 content when Al2O3 +MgO+CaO+SiO2+MnO=100% is presumed, out of inclusions in the steel, is 20 nos./500 g or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoko SUGIMURA, Sei KIMURA, Koichi SAKAMOTO, Atsuhiko YOSHIDA, Takeshi INOUE
  • Patent number: 8900381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spring steel which contains, by mass, 1.2% or less C; 0.1% to 2% Mn; 0.2% to 3% Si; 0.0003% to 0.005% Al; to 8 ppm Li; 30 ppm or less (excluding 0 ppm) Ca; and 10 ppm or less (excluding 0 ppm) Mg. The steel contains oxide inclusions satisfying the following conditions (1) to (3) in a number of 1×10?4 or more per square millimeter: (1) containing a total of 80 percent by mass or more of Al2O3 and SiO2 based on the inclusion composition excluding Li2O; (2) having a ratio by mass of Al2O3 to SiO2 of from 1:4 to 2:3; and (3) containing lithium (Li). The spring steel gives a spring that exhibits superior fatigue properties without strict control of the average composition of inclusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Kei Masumoto
  • Patent number: 8613809
    Abstract: High cleanliness spring steel useful in manufacturing a spring with SiO2-based inclusions being extremely controlled and excellent in fatigue properties is provided. High cleanliness spring steel which is steel containing; C: 1.2% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to the component) or below (not inclusive of 0%), Si: 1.2-4%, Mn: 0.1-2.0%, Al: 0.01% or below (not inclusive of 0%), and the balance comprising iron with inevitable impurities, wherein; the total of oxide-based inclusions of 4 or above of L (the large diameter of an inclusion)/D (the short diameter of an inclusion) and 25 ?m or above of D and oxide-based inclusions of less than 4 L/D and 25 ?m or above of L, in the oxide-based inclusions of 25 mass % or above of oxygen concentration and 70% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to inclusions) or above of SiO2 content when Al2O3+MgO+CaO+SiO2+MnO=100% is presumed, out of inclusions in the steel, is 20 nos./500 g or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Sei Kimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Takeshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8187530
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a steel for high-cleanliness spring which is useful for the production of a spring excellent in fatigue characteristics in high Si steels. The steel for high-cleanliness spring with excellent fatigue characteristics according to the invention contains: in terms of mass %, C: 1.2% or less (excluding 0%); Si: 1.8% to 4%; Mn: 0.1% to 2.0%; and total Al: 0.01% or less (excluding 0%), with the remainder being iron and inevitable impurities, in which the Si amount and a solute (SIMS) Ca amount in the steel satisfy a relationship of the following expression (1): Si×10?7?solute (SIMS) Ca?Si×5×10?7??(1) (in which each of the solute (SIMS) Ca and Si represents the amount thereof (mass %) in the steel).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Yoshio Fukuzaki, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Takeshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120121454
    Abstract: A low-carbon resulfurized free-machining steel is excellent in machinability and contains 0.02% to 0.15% by mass of C; 0.004% by mass or less (exclusive of 0%) of Si; 0.6% to 3% by mass of Mn; 0.02% to 0.2% by mass of P; 0.35% to 1% by mass of S; 0.005% by mass or less (exclusive of 0% by mass) of Al; 0.008% to 0.03% by mass of 0; and 0.007% to 0.03% by mass of N, with the remainder being iron and inevitable impurities, in which the ratio [Mn]/[S] of the manganese content [Mn] to the sulfur content [S] is within the range of 3 to 4, and the carbon content [C], the manganese content [Mn] and the nitrogen content [N] satisfy the following Expression (1): 10[C]×[Mn]?0.94+1226 [N]2?1.2, wherein [C], [Mn] and [N] represent the contents on the percent by mass basis of carbon, manganese, and nitrogen, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichi SAKAMOTO, Atsuhiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8052925
    Abstract: A low carbon resulfurized free-machining steel having a high machinability is provided. This steel comprises 0.02 to 0.15% by mass of C, up to 0.004% by mass (more than 0% by mass) of Si, 0.6 to 3% by mass of Mn, 0.02 to 0.2% by mass of P, 0.2 to 1% by mass of S, up to 0.005% by mass (more than 0%) of Al, 0.008 to 0.04% by mass of O, and 0.002 to 0.03% by mass of N; and the average oxygen concentration in the MnS in the steel is at least 0.4% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Yaguchi, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Goro Anan, Yoshiteru Fukuoka
  • Publication number: 20100111748
    Abstract: High cleanliness spring steel useful in manufacturing a spring with SiO2-based inclusions being extremely controlled and excellent in fatigue properties is provided. High cleanliness spring steel which is steel containing; C: 1.2% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to the component) or below (not inclusive of 0%), Si: 1.2-4%, Mn: 0.1-2.0%, Al: 0.01% or below (not inclusive of 0%), and the balance comprising iron with inevitable impurities, wherein; the total of oxide-based inclusions of 4 or above of L (the large diameter of an inclusion)/D (the short diameter of an inclusion) and 25 ?m or above of D and oxide-based inclusions of less than 4 L/D and 25 ?m or above of L, in the oxide-based inclusions of 25 mass % or above of oxygen concentration and 70% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to inclusions) or above of SiO2 content when Al2O3+MgO+CaO+SiO2+MnO=100% is presumed, out of inclusions in the steel, is 20 nos./500 g or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoko SUGIMURA, Sei Kimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Takeshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20100104468
    Abstract: A low-carbon sulfur-containing free-cutting steel having excellent cuttability which contains 0.02-0.15 mass % C, NT up to 0.004 mass % Si (excluding 0 mass %), 0.6-3 mass % Mn, 0.02-0.2 mass % P, 0.2-1 mass % S, up to 0.005 mass % Al (excluding 0 mass %), 0.008-0.04 mass % 0, and 0.002-0.03 mass % N and in which the average oxygen concentration in the MnS is 0.4 mass % or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: KAB KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO(Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Yaguchi, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Goro Anan, Yoshiteru Fukuoka
  • Publication number: 20100086432
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a steel for high-cleanliness spring which is useful for the production of a spring excellent in fatigue characteristics in high Si steels. The steel for high-cleanliness spring with excellent fatigue characteristics according to the invention contains: in terms of mass %, C: 1.2% or less (excluding 0%); Si: 1.8% to 4%; Mn: 0.1% to 2.0%; and total Al: 0.01% or less (excluding 0%), with the remainder being iron and inevitable impurities, in which the Si amount and a solute (SIMS) Ca amount in the steel satisfy a relationship of the following expression (1): Si×10?7?solute (SIMS) Ca?Si×5×10?7 ??(1) (in which each of the solute (SIMS) Ca and Si represents the amount thereof (mass %) in the steel).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Yoshio Fukuzaki, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Takeshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 7615099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-cleanliness steel having a high fatigue strength and high cold workability, and a method of making the high-cleanliness steel. The method adds a Li—Si alloy having a Li content between 20 and 40% and/or Li2CO3 as a Li-containing substance to a molten steel. The Li-containing substance is added to the molten steel after the completion of a series of steps of a ladle refining process including composition adjustment, temperature adjustment and slag refining. The high-cleanliness steel has a total-Li content between 0.020 and 20 ppm by mass and contains 1.0 or below oxide inclusion particle having a major diameter of 20 ?m or above at a maximum in 50 g of the steel wire. The steel contains an oxide inclusion that has a CaO content between 15 and 55%, SiO2 content between 20 and 70%, an Al2O3 content of 35% or below, a MgO content of 20% or below and a Li2O content between 0.5 and 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Tomoko Sugimura, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Yoshio Fukuzaki, Sumie Suda
  • Patent number: 7608130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-cleanliness steel having a high fatigue strength and high cold workability, and a method of making the high-cleanliness steel. The method adds a Li—Si alloy having a Li content between 20 and 40% and/or Li2CO3 as a Li-containing substance to a molten steel. The Li-containing substance is added to the molten steel after the completion of a series of steps of a ladle refining process including composition adjustment, temperature adjustment and slag refining. The high-cleanliness steel has a total-Li content between 0.020 and 20 ppm by mass and contains 1.0 or below oxide inclusion particle having a major diameter of 20 ?m or above at a maximum in 50 g of the steel wire. The steel contains an oxide inclusion that has a CaO content between 15 and 55%, SiO2 content between 20 and 70%, an Al2O3 content of 35% or below, a MgO content of 20% or below and a Li2O content between 0.5 and 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Tomoko Sugimura, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Yoshio Fukuzaki, Sumie Suda
  • Publication number: 20090194204
    Abstract: High cleanliness spring steel useful in manufacturing a spring with SiO2-based inclusions being extremely controlled and excellent in fatigue properties is provided. High cleanliness spring steel which is steel containing; C: 1.2% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to the component) or below (not inclusive of 0%), Si: 1.2-4%, Mn: 0.1-2.0%, Al: 0.01% or below (not inclusive of 0%), and the balance comprising iron with inevitable impurities, wherein; the total of oxide-based inclusions of 4 or above of L (the large diameter of an inclusion)/D (the short diameter of an inclusion) and 25 ?m or above of D and oxide-based inclusions of less than 4 L/D and 25 ?m or above of L, in the oxide-based inclusions of 25 mass % or above of oxygen concentration and 70% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to inclusions) or above of SiO2 content when Al2O3+MgO+CaO+SiO2+MnO=100% is presumed, out of inclusions in the steel, is 20 nos./500 g or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Sei Kimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Takeshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20090169414
    Abstract: A low-carbon resulfurized free-machining steel is excellent in machinability and contains 0.02% to 0.15% by mass of C; 0.004% by mass or less (exclusive of 0%) of Si; 0.6% to 3% by mass of Mn; 0.02% to 0.2% by mass of P; 0.35% to 1% by mass of S; 0.005% by mass or less (exclusive of 0% by mass) of Al; 0.008% to 0.03% by mass of 0; and 0.007% to 0.03% by mass of N, with the remainder being iron and inevitable impurities, in which the ratio [Mn]/[S] of the manganese content [Mn] to the sulfur content [S] is within the range of 3 to 4, and the carbon content [C], the manganese content [Mn] and the nitrogen content [N] satisfy the following Expression (1): 10[C]×[Mn]?0.94+1226[N]2?1.2, wherein [C], [Mn] and [N] represent the contents on the percent by mass basis of carbon, manganese, and nitrogen, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Atsuhiko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090126834
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spring steel which contains, by mass, 1.2% or less C; 0.1% to 2% Mn; 0.2% to 3% Si; 0.0003% to 0.005% Al; to 8 ppm Li; 30 ppm or less (excluding 0 ppm) Ca; and 10 ppm or less (excluding 0 ppm) Mg. The steel contains oxide inclusions satisfying the following conditions (1) to (3) in a number of 1×10?4 or more per square millimeter: (1) containing a total of 80 percent by mass or more of Al2O3 and SiO2 based on the inclusion composition excluding Li2O; (2) having a ratio by mass of Al2O3 to SiO2 of from 1:4 to 2:3; and (3) containing lithium (Li). The spring steel gives a spring that exhibits superior fatigue properties without strict control of the average composition of inclusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoko SUGIMURA, Koichi SAKAMOTO, Atsuhiko YOSHIDA, Kei MASUMOTO
  • Patent number: 7429301
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an ultra clean spring steel which contains inclusions easily elongated and broken into fine particles by hot rolling and which is easily adaptive to cold rolling and yields springs excelling in fatigue characteristics. The spring steel is characterized in that the wire contains oxide inclusions with a sulfur concentration no more than 10 mass % such that no less than 70% (in terms of numbers) of such inclusions, which exist in the outer layer outside one quarter of the diameter of the wire and have a width no smaller than 3 ?m, satisfies the formula (1) below, CaO+Al2O3+SiO2+MnO+MgO>80 (mass %) .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Sumie Suda
  • Publication number: 20080202289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-cleanliness steel having a high fatigue strength and high cold workability, and a method of making the high-cleanliness steel. The method adds a Li—Si alloy having a Li content between 20 and 40% and/or Li2CO3 as a Li-containing substance to a molten steel. The Li-containing substance is added to the molten steel after the completion of a series of steps of a ladle refining process including composition adjustment, temperature adjustment and slag refining. The high-cleanliness steel has a total-Li content between 0.020 and 20 ppm by mass and contains 1.0 or below oxide inclusion particle having a major diameter of 20 ?m or above at a maximum in 50 g of the steel wire. The steel contains an oxide inclusion that has a CaO content between 15 and 55%, SiO2 content between 20 and 70%, an Al2O3 content of 35% or below, a MgO content of 20% or below and a Li2O content between 0.5 and 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd)
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Tomoko Sugimura, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Yoshio Fukuzaki, Sumie Suda
  • Publication number: 20060156864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-cleanliness steel having a high fatigue strength and high cold workability, and a method of making the high-cleanliness steel. The method adds a Li—Si alloy having a Li content between 20 and 40% and/or Li2CO3 as a Li-containing substance to a molten steel. The Li-containing substance is added to the molten steel after the completion of a series of steps of a ladle refining process including composition adjustment, temperature adjustment and slag refining. The high-cleanliness steel has a total-Li content between 0.020 and 20 ppm by mass and contains 1.0 or below oxide inclusion particle having a major diameter of 20 ?m or above at a maximum in 50 g of the steel wire. The steel contains an oxide inclusion that has a CaO content between 15 and 55%, SiO2 content between 20 and 70%, an Al2O3 content of 35% or below, a MgO content of 20% or below and a Li2O content between 0.5 and 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Tomoko Sugimura, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Yoshio Fukuzaki, Sumie Suda