Patents by Inventor Chuya Aoki

Chuya Aoki 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: 20220213578
    Abstract: Provided are a Ni-based alloy for hot die having a high high-temperature compressive strength and a good oxidation resistance and being capable of suppressing the deterioration in the working environment and the shape deterioration, and a hot forging die made of the Ni-based alloy for hot die. The Ni-based alloy for hot die comprises, in mass %, W: 7.0 to 15.0%, Mo: 2.5 to 11.0%, Al: 5.0 to 7.5%, Cr: 0.5 to 3.0%, Ta: 0.5 to 7.0%, S: 0.0010% or less, one or two or more selected from rare-earth elements, Y, and Mg in a total amount of 0 to 0.020%, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities. In addition to the composition described above, one or two elements selected from Zr and Hf can further be contained in a total amount of 0.5% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Shogo SUZUKI, Tomonori UENO, Chuya AOKI
  • Publication number: 20220154311
    Abstract: Provided are a Ni-based superalloy for stably obtaining high tensile strength and a method for manufacturing the same. Provided are: a Ni-based superalloy having a composition comprising, in mass %, C: up to 0.10%, Si: up to 0.5%, Mn: up to 0.5%, P: up to 0.05%, S: up to 0.050%, Fe: up to 45%, Cr: 14.0 to 22.0%, Co: up to 18.0%, Mo: up to 8.0%, W: up to 5.0%, Al: 0.10 to 2.80%, Ti: 0.50 to 5.50%, Nb: up to 5.8%, Ta: up to 2.0%, V: up to 1.0%, B: up to 0.030%, Zr: up to 0.10%, Mg: up to 0.005%, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities, and has a grain orientation spread (GOS) of at least 0.7° as an intragranular misorientation parameter measured by an SEM-EBSD technique; and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Chuya AOKI, Masayoshi DATE, Toshiki ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 11326231
    Abstract: Provided are a Ni-based alloy for hot die having a high high-temperature compressive strength and a good oxidation resistance and being capable of suppressing the deterioration in the working environment and the shape deterioration, and a hot forging die made of the Ni-based alloy for hot die. The Ni-based alloy for hot die comprises, in mass %, W: 7.0 to 15.0%, Mo: 2.5 to 11.0%, Al: 5.0 to 7.5%, Cr: 0.5 to 3.0%, Ta: 0.5 to 7.0%, S: 0.0010% or less, one or two or more selected from rare-earth elements, Y, and Mg in a total amount of 0 to 0.020%, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities. In addition to the composition described above, one or two elements selected from Zr and Hf can further be contained in a total amount of 0.5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Tomonori Ueno, Chuya Aoki
  • Patent number: 11319617
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy which inhibits AGG, has a fine-grained structure having an ASTM grain size number of at least 8, and has high circularity. A method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy having a composition of an Alloy 718 comprises: heating a ring-shaped material for ring rolling having the composition, in a temperature range of 900° C. to 980° C., and performing finishing ring rolling, as a finishing ring rolling step; heating the ring-rolled material that has been subjected to the finishing ring rolling, in a temperature range of 980 to 1010° C.; and correcting ellipticalness while expanding a diameter of the ring-rolled material by using a ring expander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Chuya Aoki, Tsuyoshi Fukui, Daigo Ohtoyo, Etsuo Fujita, Naoyuki Iwasa, Taku Hirosawa
  • Publication number: 20220042144
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy which inhibits AGG, has a fine-grained structure having an ASTM grain size number of at least 8, and has high circularity. A method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy having a composition of an Alloy 718 comprises: heating a ring-shaped material for ring rolling having the composition, in a temperature range of 900° C. to 980° C., and performing finishing ring rolling, as a finishing ring rolling step; heating the ring-rolled material that has been subjected to the finishing ring rolling, in a temperature range of 980 to 1010° C.; and correcting ellipticalness while expanding a diameter of the ring-rolled material by using a ring expander.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Chuya AOKI, Tsuyoshi FUKUI, Daigo OHTOYO, Etsuo FUJITA, Naoyuki IWASA, Taku HIROSAWA
  • Publication number: 20220032359
    Abstract: A method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy, which has a high circularity, can inhibit AGG, and can inhibit grain growth. A method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy having a composition of an Alloy 718 comprises: a finishing ring rolling step of heating a ring-shaped material for ring rolling having the composition, in a temperature range of 900° C. to 980° C., and performing finishing ring rolling; and a circularity correcting step of correcting an ellipticalness of the ring-rolled material that has been rolled in the finishing ring rolling step, while expanding a diameter of the ring-rolled material by using a ring expander including a pipe-expanding cone and a pipe-expanding die, wherein the ring-rolled material that has been rolled in the finishing ring rolling step is subjected to circularity correction without being reheated or after having been heated to up to 960° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Chuya AOKI, Tsuyoshi FUKUI, Daigo OHTOYO, Etsuo FUJITA, Naoyuki IWASA, Taku HIROSAWA
  • Publication number: 20210023606
    Abstract: Provided are a Ni-based alloy for hot die having a high high-temperature compressive strength and a good oxidation resistance and being capable of suppressing the deterioration in the working environment and the shape deterioration, a hot forging die using the Ni-based alloy for hot die, and a method for manufacturing a forged product using the hot forging die. The present invention provides a hot forging die comprising a Ni-based alloy for hot die comprising, in mass %, W: 7.0 to 15.0%, Mo: 2.5 to 11.0%, Al: 5.0 to 7.5%, Cr: 0.5 to 7.5%, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities, wherein at least 80% of a surface area of the Ni-based alloy for hot die is covered with an aluminum oxide layer. In addition to the composition, the Ni-based alloy for hot die may further comprise 7.0% or less of Ta and may further comprise one or two or more elements selected from Zr: 0.5% or less, Hf: 0.5% or less, rare-earth elements: 0.2% or less, Y: 0.2% or less, and Mg: 0.03% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Shogo SUZUKI, Chuya AOKI, Tomonori UENO
  • Publication number: 20200370148
    Abstract: Provided are a Ni-based alloy for hot die having a high high-temperature compressive strength and a good oxidation resistance and being capable of suppressing the deterioration in the working environment and the shape deterioration, and a hot forging die made of the Ni-based alloy for hot die. The Ni-based alloy for hot die comprises, in mass %, W: 7.0 to 15.0%, Mo: 2.5 to 11.0%, Al: 5.0 to 7.5%, Cr: 0.5 to 3.0%, Ta: 0.5 to 7.0%, S: 0.0010% or less, one or two or more selected from rare-earth elements, Y, and Mg in a total amount of 0 to 0.020%, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities. In addition to the composition described above, one or two elements selected from Zr and Hf can further be contained in a total amount of 0.5% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Shogo SUZUKI, Tomonori UENO, Chuya AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200340081
    Abstract: Provided is a Ni-based alloy for hot forging die having high compressive strength at high temperature and good oxidation resistance that is capable of suppressing work environment deterioration and shape deterioration. A Ni-based alloy for hot forging die in the present invention includes, by mass, 7.0 to 12.0% W, 4.0 to 11.0% Mo, 5.0 to 7.5% Al, and 0.5 to 7.5% Cr, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities. In addition, the Ni-based alloy for hot forging die may further include 0.5 to 7.0% by mass Ta and may further include one or more elements selected from, by mass, 0.001 to 0.5% Zr, 0.001 to 0.5% Hf, 0.001 to 0.2% a rare-earth element, 0.001 to 0.2% Y, and 0.001 to 0.03% Mg. The Ni-based alloy for hot forging die may have a 0.2% compressive proof strength of at least 500 MPa at a test temperature of 1000° C. and a strain rate of 10?3/sec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Shogo SUZUKI, Tomonori UENO, Chuya AOKI
  • Patent number: 10196723
    Abstract: A production method for an Fe—Ni based heat-resistant superalloy inhibits abnormal grain growth and yields a fine crystal grain structure having an ASTM crystal grain size number of 9 or greater. The production method comprises at least a hot working step in which a material having a prescribed composition is subjected to hot working, wherein the hot working step includes at least a step in which the above material of 930 to 1010° C. is subjected to hot working so that the relation of (effective strain)?0.139×(effective strain rate(/sec))?0.30 is satisfied in the entirety of the above material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuya Aoki, Takehiro Ohno
  • Patent number: 10094238
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high quality material for ring rolling. The material includes radially outer and inner peripheral surfaces. In the material, a center of gravity on a half section is located so as to be closer to the outer peripheral surface in contact with a main roll than a center of the half section in a thickness direction, a shape of the half section includes a height reducing portion having a height from a center line dividing the half section into halves in a height direction, this height is gradually reduced toward the inner peripheral surface in contact with a mandrel roll, and the shape is formed in a substantially linear symmetry such that the center line is a symmetric axis. A height of the inner peripheral surface is from 20% to 50% of a maximum height of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yagami, Toshiya Teramae, Etsuo Fujita, Shinya Nagao, Remi Mukouse, Naoyuki Iwasa, Tsuyoshi Fukui, Chuya Aoki
  • Patent number: 9909200
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing an Ni-base superalloy which enables a uniform coat of a glass lubricant to be maintained even after heated to hot forging temperature. The method of manufacturing an Ni-base superalloy in which a forging stock containing an Ni-base superalloy, coated with a lubricant, is subjected to hot forging includes: a preliminary oxidation step of previously generating a Cr oxide coating film having a film thickness of 0.5 to 50 ?m on the forging stock thereby to obtain a preliminarily oxidized material; a lubricant coating step of coating the preliminarily oxidized material with a glass lubricant containing borosilicate glass as a main component thereby to obtain a material to be forged; and a hot forging step of hot forging the material to be forged thereby to obtain a hot forged material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Chuya Aoki, Tomonori Ueno
  • Patent number: 9903011
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a Ni-based heat-resistant superalloy a primary ?? phase with an average particle size of at least 500 nm comprising the steps of: providing a material to be hot-worked having a composition consisting of, by mass, 0.001 to 0.05% C, 1.0 to 4.0% Al, 4.5 to 7.0% Ti, 12 to 18% Cr, 14 to 27% Co, 1.5 to 4.5% Mo, 0.5 to 2.5% W, 0.001 to 0.05% B, 0.001 to 0.1% Zr, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities; heating the material to be hot-worked in a temperature having a range of 1,130 to 1,200° C. for at least 2 hours; cooling the material to be hot-worked heated by the heating step to a hot working temperature or less at a cooling rate of at most 0.03° C./second; and subjecting the material to be hot-worked to hot working after the cooling step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Shinichi Kobayashi, Tomonori Ueno, Takehiro Ohno, Chuya Aoki, Eiji Shimohira
  • Patent number: 9863019
    Abstract: A high-strength Ni-base alloy having favorable corrosion resistance, high strength, and high ductility, around room temperature is provided. A high-strength Ni-base alloy includes: in % by mass, less than 0.01% of C, not more than 0.5% of Si, not more than 0.5% of Mn, 15 to 25% of Cr. 1.0 to 5.0% of Mo or Mo+0.5W, 0.2 to 0.8% of Al, 1.0 to 2.0% of Ti, 3.00 to 3.80% of Nb, not more than 30% of Fe, and 0.0007 to 0.010% of Mg; Ni; and impurities. A value represented by Mg/S is not less than 0.7, and an A value is not less than 0.015 and less than 0.027, the A value being represented by A value=Al/(Al+1.77(Ti?1.36C)+3.44(Nb?5.1C)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Uehara, Chuya Aoki
  • Patent number: 9828657
    Abstract: There is provided an Ni-base super alloy which is used for airplane engines and gas turbines for power generation and has favorable mechanical properties at high temperature. The Ni-base super alloy contains 0.001 to 0.1 mass % of C, 1.0 to 4.0 mass % of Al, 2.0 to 4.5 mass % of Ti, 12.0 to 18.0 mass % of Cr, 11.1 to 18.0 mass % of Co, 1.2 to 12.0 mass % of Fe, 1.5 to 6.5 mass % of Mo, 0.5 to 6.0 mass % of W, 0.1 to 3.0 mass % of Nb, 0.001 to 0.05 mass % of B, 0.001 to 0.1 mass % of Zr, and Ni and impurities as a remainder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Abe, Takehiro Ohno, Shinichi Kobayashi, Tomonori Ueno, Chuya Aoki
  • Publication number: 20170283926
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing an Ni-base superalloy which enables a uniform coat of a glass lubricant to be maintained even after heated to hot forging temperature. The method of manufacturing an Ni-base superalloy in which a forging stock containing an Ni-base superalloy, coated with a lubricant, is subjected to hot forging includes: a preliminary oxidation step of previously generating a Cr oxide coating film having a film thickness of 0.5 to 50 ?m on the forging stock thereby to obtain a preliminarily oxidized material; a lubricant coating step of coating the preliminarily oxidized material with a glass lubricant containing borosilicate glass as a main component thereby to obtain a material to be forged; and a hot forging step of hot forging the material to be forged thereby to obtain a hot forged material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Chuya AOKI, Tomonori UENO
  • Publication number: 20170275736
    Abstract: There is provided an Ni-base super alloy which is used for airplane engines and gas turbines for power generation and has favorable mechanical properties at high temperature. The Ni-base super alloy contains 0.001 to 0.1 mass % of C, 1.0 to 4.0 mass % of Al, 2.0 to 4.5 mass % of Ti, 12.0 to 18.0 mass % of Cr, 11.1 to 18.0 mass % of Co, 1.2 to 12.0 mass % of Fe, 1.5 to 6.5 mass % of Mo, 0.5 to 6.0 mass % of W, 0.1 to 3.0 mass % of Nb, 0.001 to 0.05 mass % of B, 0.001 to 0.1 mass % of Zr, and Ni and impurities as a remainder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Ryutaro ABE, Takehiro OHNO, Shinichi KOBAYASHI, Tomonori UENO, Chuya AOKI
  • Patent number: 9719369
    Abstract: A manufacturing method provides a high-quality material for ring rolling. The manufacturing method of the material for ring rolling includes a step of heating a disk-shaped material for hot forging to a hot working temperature, a step of arranging the material for hot forging onto a lower die having a convex portion with a truncated conical shape, a step of forming a thin portion by pressing a center portion of the material for hot forging by using an upper die having a convex portion with a truncated conical shape, and a step of manufacturing a material for ring rolling by removing the thin portion wherein a center of gravity on a half section of the material for ring rolling is located so as to be closer to an outer peripheral surface of the half section than a center of the half section in a thickness direction of the half section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yagami, Toshiya Teramae, Etsuo Fujita, Shinya Nagao, Remi Mukouse, Naoyuki Iwasa, Tsuyoshi Fukui, Chuya Aoki
  • Publication number: 20170114435
    Abstract: A production method for an Fe—Ni based heat-resistant superalloy inhibits abnormal grain growth and yields a fine crystal grain structure having an ASTM crystal grain size number of 9 or greater. The production method comprises at least a hot working step in which a material having a prescribed composition is subjected to hot working, wherein the hot working step includes at least a step in which the above material of 930 to 1010° C. is subjected to hot working so that the relation of (effective strain)?0.139×(effective strain rate(/sec))?0.30 is satisfied in the entirety of the above material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Chuya AOKI, Takehiro OHNO
  • Publication number: 20160281530
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high quality material for ring rolling. The material includes radially outer and inner peripheral surfaces. In the material, a center of gravity on a half section is located so as to be closer to the outer peripheral surface in contact with a main roll than a center of the half section in a thickness direction, a shape of the half section includes a height reducing portion having a height from a center line dividing the half section into halves in a height direction, this height is gradually reduced toward the inner peripheral surface in contact with a mandrel roll, and the shape is formed in a substantially linear symmetry such that the center line is a symmetric axis. A height of the inner peripheral surface is from 20% to 50% of a maximum height of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yagami, Toshiya Teramae, Etsuo Fujita, Shinya Nagao, Remi Mukouse, Naoyuki Iwasa, Tsuyoshi Fukui, Chuya Aoki