Patents by Inventor Atsutaka Hayashi

Atsutaka Hayashi 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: 20210040590
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel includes: in terms of % by mass, C: 0.001% to 0.100%; Si: 0.01% to 5.00%; Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%; P: 0.050% or less; S: 0.0100% or less; Cr: 9.0% to 25.0%; Ti: 0.001% to 1.00%; Al: 0.001% to 5.000%; and N: 0.001% to 0.050%, with a balance being Fe and impurities, wherein in a region from a steel surface to a depth of 5 nm, and not exceeding a thickness of a passive film, a total amount of Al and Si is 1.0 atomic % or more, an amount of Cr is 10.0 atomic % or more, and an amount of Fe is 85.0 atomic % or less, in terms of cation fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Junichi HAMADA, Nobuhiko HIRAIDE, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10793930
    Abstract: A steel material contains, in mass %, C: 0.005 to 0.050, N: 0.05 to 0.30, Si: 0.1 to 1.5, Mn: 0.1 to 7.0, P: 0.005 to 0.100, S: 0.0001 to 0.0200, Cr: 18.0 to 28.0, Cu: 0.1 to 3.0, Ni: 0.1 to 8.0, Mo: 0.1 to 5.0, Al: 0.001 to 0.050, B: 0.0001 to 0.0200, and Ca: 0.0001 to 0.0100. An area ratio of an austenitic phase ranges from 30% to 70% and formulae (I) and (II) below are satisfied. 1.03?[% Cr*F]/[% Cr]?1.40??Formula (I) 1.05?[% Mn*A]/[% Mn]?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsutaka Hayashi, Nobuhiko Hiraide, Junichi Hamada
  • Patent number: 10752973
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel contains, by mass %, C: 0.001% to 0.030%; Si: 0.01% to 1.00%. Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%, P: 0.050% or less, S: 0.0100% or less, Cr: 11.0% to 30.0%, Mo: 0.01% to 3.00%, Ti: 0.001% to 0.050%, Al: 0.001% to 0.030%, Nb: 0.010% to 1.000%, and N: 0.050% or less, with a remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein an amount of Al, an amount of Ti, and an amount of Si (mass %) satisfy Al/Ti?8.4Si-0.78.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Abe, Junichi Hamada, Nobuhiko Hiraide, Norihiro Kanno, Shigeo Fukumoto, Shigeru Kaneko, Atsutaka Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10669606
    Abstract: A stainless steel exhibiting an excellent brazeability includes in mass %: C: from 0.001% to 0.1%; Si: from more than 1.5% to 4.0%; Mn: from 0.05% to 4.0%; Cr: from 10.5% to 30%; Ni: 35% or less; N: from 0.001% to 0.4%; one or both of Ti: 0.002% to 0.030% and Al: 0.002% to 0.10%; and a balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, in which an Si content, a Ti content and an Al content satisfy Formula 1, and an oxide film with a composition satisfying Formula 2 is formed on a surface of the stainless steel, Sim/(Tim+Alm)?40??Formula 1 1.2×SimFem?Sif/Fef?5×Sim/Fem??Formula 2 in Formula 1 and Formula 2, a suffix “f” expresses the oxide film in a unit of atom %, and a suffix “m” expresses a base material in a unit of mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Hiraide, Atsutaka Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10544490
    Abstract: A ferritic stainless steel for a fuel cell includes, in mass %, Cr: 11 to 25%, C: 0.03% or less, Si: 2% or less, Mn: 2% or less, Al: 0.5 to 4.0%, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.01% or less, N: 0.03% or less, Ti: 1% or less, and a balance composed of Fe and unavoidable impurities. Furthermore, in the ferritic stainless steel, the maximal concentration of Al in a surface of the ferritic stainless steel is 30 mass % or more in cation ion fraction excepting O in an depth direction region having twice a thickness of an oxide film having less than 0.1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu Hatano, Atsutaka Hayashi, Kazuhisa Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200024682
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel sheet contains, by mass %: C: 0.001% to 0.020%; Si: 0.01% to 4.00%; Mn: 0.01% to 3.00%; P: 0.010% to 0.040%; S: 0.0001% to 0.0100%; Cr: 10.0% to 15.0%; N: 0.001% to 0.020%; Al: 0.50% to 10.0%; and either one or both of Ti: 0.05% to 0.40% and Nb: 0.05% to 0.40%, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which Cr/(Si+Al) is 10.0 or less, and a specific gravity is 7.6 g/cm3 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi HAMADA, Masatoshi ABE, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190300980
    Abstract: A steel material contains, in mass %, C: 0.005 to 0.050, N: 0.05 to 0.30, Si: 0.1 to 1.5, Mn: 0.1 to 7.0, P: 0.005 to 0.100, S: 0.0001 to 0.0200, Cr: 18.0 to 28.0, Cu: 0.1 to 3.0, Ni: 0.1 to 8.0, Mo: 0.1 to 5.0, Al: 0.001 to 0.050, B: 0.0001 to 0.0200, and Ca: 0.0001 to 0.0100. An area ratio of an austenitic phase ranges from 30% to 70% and formulae (I) and (II) below are satisfied. 1.03?[% Cr*F]/[% Cr]?1.40??Formula (I) 1.05?[% Mn*A]/[% Mn]?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsutaka HAYASHI, Nobuhiko HIRAIDE, Junichi HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190226047
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel contains, by mass %, C: 0.001% to 0.030%; Si: 0.01% to 1.00%. Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%, P: 0.050% or less, S: 0.0100% or less, Cr: 11.0% to 30.0%, Mo: 0.01% to 3.00%, Ti: 0.001% to 0.050%, Al: 0.001% to 0.030%, Nb: 0.010% to 1.000%, and N: 0.050% or less, with a remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein an amount of Al, an amount of Ti, and an amount of Si (mass %) satisfy Al/Ti?8.4Si-0.78.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Junichi HAMADA, Nobuhiko HIRAIDE, Norihiro KANNO, Shigeo FUKUMOTO, Shigeru KANEKO, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10030282
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel sheet contains, by mass %: C: 0.02% or less, N: 0.02% or less, Si: 0.05% to 0.80%, Mn: 0.05% to 1.00%, P: 0.04% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Cr: 12% to 20%, Cu: 0.80% to 1.50%; Ni: 1.0% or less, Mo: 0.01% to 2.00%, Nb: 0.30% to 1.00%, Ti: 0.01% to less than 0.25%, Al: 0.003% to 0.46%, V: 0.01% to less than 0.15%, and B: 0.0002% to 0.0050%, with a remainder of Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the following formulae (1) and (2) are satisfied, and an average Cu concentration in an area from a surface to a depth of 200 nm is 3.00% or less, in the case of Mn<0.65%, 1.44×Si?Mn?0.05?0??(1), and in the case of Mn?0.65%, 1.10×Si+Mn?1.19?0??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsutaka Hayashi, Yoshiharu Inoue, Nobuhiko Hiraide
  • Publication number: 20180037968
    Abstract: A stainless steel exhibiting an excellent brazeability includes in mass %: C: from 0.001% to 0.1%; Si: from more than 1.5% to 4.0%; Mn: from 0.05% to 4.0%; Cr: from 10.5% to 30%; Ni: 35% or less; N: from 0.001% to 0.4%; one or both of Ti: 0.002% to 0.030% and Al: 0.002% to 0.10%; and a balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, in which an Si content, a Ti content and an Al content satisfy Formula 1, and an oxide film with a composition satisfying Formula 2 is formed on a surface of the stainless steel, Sim/(Tim+Alm)?40??Formula 1 1.2×SimFem?Sif/Fef?5×Sim/Fem??Formula 2 in Formula 1 and Formula 2, a suffix “f” expresses the oxide film in a unit of atom %, and a suffix “m” expresses a base material in a unit of mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiko HIRAIDE, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170321310
    Abstract: A ferritic stainless steel for a fuel cell includes, in mass %, Cr: 11 to 25%, C: 0.03% or less, Si: 2% or less, Mn: 2% or less, Al: 0.5 to 4.0%, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.01% or less, N: 0.03% or less, Ti: 1% or less, and a balance composed of Fe and unavoidable impurities. Furthermore, in the ferritic stainless steel, the maximal concentration of Al in a surface of the ferritic stainless steel is 30 mass % or more in cation ion fraction excepting 0 in an depth direction region having twice a thickness of an oxide film having less than 0.1 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu HATANO, Atsutaka HAYASHI, Kazuhisa MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170275723
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel contains, by mass %, C: 0.001% to 0.030%; Si: 0.01% to 1.00%, Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%, P: 0.050% or less, S: 0.0100% or less, Cr: 11.0% to 30.0%, Mo: 0.01% to 3.00%, Ti: 0.001% to 0.050%, Al: 0.001% to 0.030%, Nb: 0.010% to 1.000%, and N: 0.050% or less, with a remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein an amount of Al, an amount of Ti, and an amount of Si (mass %) satisfy Al/Ti?8.4Si?0.78.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Junichi HAMADA, Nobuhiko HIRAIDE, Norihiro KANNO, Shigeo FUKUMOTO, Shigeru KANEKO, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140373980
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel sheet contains, by mass %: C: 0.02% or less, N: 0.02% or less, Si: 0.05% to 0.80%, Mn: 0.05% to 1.00%, P: 0.04% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Cr: 12% to 20%, Cu: 0.80% to 1.50%; Ni: 1.0% or less, Mo: 0.01% to 2.00%, Nb: 0.30% to 1.00%, Ti: 0.01% to less than 0.25%, Al: 0.003% to 0.46%, V: 0.01% to less than 0.15%, and B: 0.0002% to 0.0050%, with a remainder of Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the following formulae (1) and (2) are satisfied, and an average Cu concentration in an area from a surface to a depth of 200 nm is 3.00% or less, in the case of Mn<0.65%, 1.44×Si—Mn?0.05?0??(1), and in the case of Mn?0.65%, 1.10×Si+Mn?1.19?0??(2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Atsutaka Hayashi, Yoshiharu Inoue, Nobuhiko Hiraide