Patents by Inventor Hideaki Takauchi

Hideaki Takauchi 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: 20220134489
    Abstract: A welding material may be suitable for high-Cr ferritic heat-resistant steels, and may suppress ?-ferrite occurrence, i.e., a soft structure, thereby improving the toughness, and enabling the achievement of a welded metal that has good cracking resistance and strength at high temperatures. Such welding materials for high-Cr ferritic heat-resistant steels may contain C, Si, Mn, S, Co, V, Nb, W, N, and O, respectively within specific ranges and limits Ni and P respectively to specific ranges, while containing from 8.0% by mass to 9.5% by mass (inclusive) of Cr and from 0.02% by mass to 0.20% by mass (inclusive) of Mo and additionally limiting Cu to less than 0.05% by mass, with the balance being made up of Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yoshimasa MURANISHI, Hiromi OYAMADA, Hideaki TAKAUCHI, Takeo MIYAMURA, Shigenobu NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20220134486
    Abstract: Provided is a covered electrode for high-Cr ferritic heat-resistant steels with which it is possible to obtain weld metal that has the toughness required for weld parts and has excellent high temperature strength. The covered electrode for high-Cr ferritic heat-resistant steels includes a steel core and a coating agent that coats the core. The covered electrode comprises C, Si, Mn, Ni, Cr, Mo, V, Co, B, Nb, W, N, and Fe each in a predetermined range in the total mass of the covered electrode, contains a slag forming agent, and has a total of the W content and the Co content of 2.8 mass % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiromi OYAMADA, Hideaki TAKAUCHI, Yoshimasa MURANISHI, Shigenobu NAMBA, Takeo MIYAMURA
  • Patent number: 8992698
    Abstract: Provided is a welding metal in which the chemical component composition thereof is appropriately controlled; an A value that is specified by a predetermined relational expression satisfies the requirement of being 3.8% to 9.0%; an X value that is specified by a predetermined relational expression satisfies the requirement of being 0.5% or greater; the area percentage of carbide particles having a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.20 ?m or greater in the welding metal is 4.0% or less; and the number of carbide particles having a circle-equivalent diameter of 1.0 ?m or greater is 1000 particles/mm2 or less. This welding metal, which can exhibit not only high strength but also good low-temperature toughness and good drop-weight characteristics, is useful as a material for a pressure vessel in a nuclear power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Nako, Yoshitomi Okazaki, Ken Yamashita, Minoru Otsu, Hideaki Takauchi
  • Patent number: 8932415
    Abstract: Provided is a welding metal in which a predetermined chemical component composition is satisfied, the A value as specified by formula (1) is 3.8% to 9.0%, and the surface area percentage of carbide having a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.20 ?m or greater in the welding metal is 4.0% or less. A value=0.8×[C]?0.05×[Si]+0.5×[Mn]+0.5×[Cu]+[Ni]?0.5×[Mo]+0.2×[Cr]??(1) (Provided that [C], [Si], [Mn], [Cu], [Ni], [Mo] and [Cr] are the C, Si, Mn, Cu, Ni, Mo and Cr content (by mass percent), respectively) The welding metal is useful as a material for a pressure vessel of a nuclear power plant as the welding metal is high in strength and has good low-temperature toughness and drop-weight characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Nako, Yoshitomi Okazaki, Ken Yamashita, Minoru Otsu, Hideaki Takauchi
  • Patent number: 8574381
    Abstract: To provide weld metal that has a high strength and toughness in the as-welded condition or in the annealed condition. The weld metal of the present invention contains by weight %, C: 0.04-0.15%, Si: 0.50% or less, Mn: 1.0-1.9%, Ni: 1.0-4.0%, Cr: 0.10-1.0%, Mo: 0.20 to 1.2%, Ti: 0.010-0.060%, Al: 0.030% or less, O: 0.15-0.060%, N: 0.010% or less, Fe and inevitable impurities as the remaining contents. The weld metal is further characterized by the fact that the ratio of Ti content (%) to Si content (%) i.e., [compound type Ti]/[compound type Si] is more than 1.5, and the number A defined by the following formula is 0.50 or more, wherein A=[Ti]/([O]?1.1×[Al]+0.05×[Si]).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Nako, Yoshitomi Okazaki, Ken Yamashita, Hideaki Takauchi, Minoru Otsu
  • Publication number: 20130028782
    Abstract: Provided is a welding metal in which the chemical component composition thereof is appropriately controlled; an A value that is specified by a predetermined relational expression satisfies the requirement of being 3.8% to 9.0%; an X value that is specified by a predetermined relational expression satisfies the requirement of being 0.5% or greater; the area percentage of carbide particles having a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.20 ?m or greater in the welding metal is 4.0% or less; and the number of carbide particles having a circle-equivalent diameter of 1.0 ?m or greater is 1000 particles/mm2 or less. This welding metal, which can exhibit not only high strength but also good low-temperature toughness and good drop-weight characteristics, is useful as a material for a pressure vessel in a nuclear power plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hidenori Nako, Yoshitomi Okazaki, Ken Yamashita, Minoru Otsu, Hideaki Takauchi
  • Publication number: 20120294752
    Abstract: Provided is a welding metal in which a predetermined chemical component composition is satisfied, the A value as specified by formula (1) is 3.8% to 9.0%, and the surface area percentage of carbide having a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.20 ?m or greater in the welding metal is 4.0% or less. A value=0.8×[C]?0.05×[Si]+0.5×[Mn]+0.5×[Cu]+[Ni]?0.5×[Mo]+0.2×[Cr]??(1) (Provided that [C], [Si], [Mn], [Cu], [Ni], [Mo] and [Cr] are the C, Si, Mn, Cu, Ni, Mo and Cr content (by mass percent), respectively) The welding metal is useful as a material for a pressure vessel of a nuclear power plant as the welding metal is high in strength and has good low-temperature toughness and drop-weight characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hidenori Nako, Yoshitomi Okazaki, Ken Yamashita, Minoru Otsu, Hideaki Takauchi
  • Publication number: 20120021246
    Abstract: To provide weld metal that has a high strength and toughness in the as-welded condition or in the annealed condition. The weld metal of the present invention contains by weight %, C: 0.04-0.15%, Si: 0.50% or less, Mn: 1.0-1.9%, Ni: 1.0-4.0%, Cr: 0.10-1.0%, Mo: 0.20 to 1.2%, Ti: 0.010-0.060%, Al: 0.030% or less, O: 0.15-0.060%, N: 0.010% or less, Fe and inevitable impurities as the remaining contents. The weld metal is further characterized by the fact that the ratio of Ti content (%) to Si content (%) i.e.,[compound type Ti]/[compound type Si] is more than 1.5, and the number A defined by the following formula is 0.50 or more, wherein A=[Ti]/([O]?1.1×[Al]+0.05×[Si]).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO
    Inventors: Hidenori Nako, Yoshitomi Okazaki, Ken Yamashita, Hideaki Takauchi, Minoru Otsu