Patents by Inventor Hideki Takabe

Hideki Takabe 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: 20190177823
    Abstract: A steel bar for a downhole member is provided that is excellent in SCC resistance and SSC resistance. A martensitic stainless steel bar material for a downhole member of the present embodiment has a chemical composition that contains, by mass %, C: 0.020% or less, Si: 1.0% or less, Mn: 1.0% or less, P: 0.03% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Cu: 0.10 to 2.50%, Cr: 10 to 14%, Ni: 1.5 to 7.0%, Mo: 0.2 to 3.0%, Ti: 0.05 to 0.3%, V: 0.01 to 0.10%, Nb: 0.1% or less, Al: 0.001 to 0.1% and N: 0.05% or less, with the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formula (1) and Formula (2). [Mo]?4×[total Mo amount in precipitate at R/2 position]?1.30??(1) [Total Mo amount in precipitate at center position]?[total Mo amount in precipitate at R/2 position]?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke MATSUO, Takuii NAKAHATA, Hisashi AMAYA, Tsutomu OKUYAMA, Hideki TAKABE
  • Patent number: 10246765
    Abstract: A martensitic Cr-containing steel having excellent corrosion resistance, SSC resistance, and IGHIC resistance is provided. A martensitic Cr-containing steel according to the present invention includes: a chemical composition consisting of, by mass %, Si: 0.05 to 1.0%, Mn: 0.1 to 1.0%, Cr: 8 to 12%, V: 0.01 to 1.0%, sol. Al: 0.005 to 0.10%, with the balance being Fe and impurities, wherein an effective Cr amount defined by “Cr?16.6×C” is not less than 8%, and an Mo equivalent defined by “Mo+0.5×W” is 0.03 to 2%; a micro-structure wherein a grain size number of prior-austenite crystal grain is not less than 8.0; and a yield strength of less than 379 to 551 MPa, wherein a grain-boundary segregation ratio of Mo and W is not less than 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Omura, Yusaku Tomio, Hideki Takabe, Toshio Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10000832
    Abstract: Provided is duplex stainless steel having high strength, SCC resistance and SSC resistance excellent in a high-temperature chloride environment, and capable of suppressing precipitation of a ? phase. The duplex stainless steel of the present embodiment includes, in mass %, of: C: at most 0.03%; Si: 0.2 to 1%; Mn: more than 5.0% to at most 10%; P: at most 0.040%; S: at most 0.010%; Ni: 4.5 to 8%; sol. Al: at most 0.040%; N: more than 0.2% to at most 0.4%; Cr: 24 to 29%; Mo: 0.5 to less than 1.5%; Cu: 1.5 to 3.5%; W: 0.05 to 0.2%; the balance being Fe and impurities, wherein the duplex stainless steel satisfies Formula (1): Cr+8Ni+Cu+Mo+W/2?65 . . . (1), where a symbol of each element in Formula (1) represents a content of the element (in mass %).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takabe, Hisashi Amaya, Kazuhiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9783876
    Abstract: A stainless steel for oil wells which has excellent high-temperature corrosion resistance and can stably obtain a strength of not less than 758 MPa is provided. The stainless steel for oil wells contains, by masse, C: not more than 0.05%, Si: not more than 1.0%, Mn: 0.01 to 1.0%, P: not more than 0.05%, S: less than 0.002%, Cr: 16 to 18%, Mo: 1.8 to 3%, Cu: 1.0 to 3.5%, Ni: 3.0 to 5.5%, Co: 0.01 to 1.0%, Al: 0.001 to 0.1%, O: not more than 0.05%, and N: not more than 0.05%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formulas (1) and (2): Cr+4Ni+3Mo+2Cu?44??(1) Cr+3Ni+4Mo+2Cu/3?46??(2) where each symbol of element in Formulas (1) and (2) is substituted by the content (mass %) of a corresponding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinjiro Nakatsuka, Taro Ohe, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Yohei Otome, Yusaku Tomio, Masanao Seo, Tomohiko Omura, Kunio Kondo
  • Patent number: 9555496
    Abstract: A process for producing a welded joint, which includes a weld metal having high strength and high toughness, and containing fewer blowholes, includes the steps of: preparing a base material containing, by mass %, not less than 10.5% of Cr; and subjecting the base material to GMA welding using a shielding gas containing 1 to 2 volume % or 35 to 50 volume % of CO2 gas, and the balance being inert gas, thereby forming a weld metal includes, by mass %, C: not more than 0.080%, Si: 0.20 to 1.00%, Mn: not more than 8.00%, P: not more than 0.040%, S: not more than 0.0100%, Cu: not more than 2.0%, Cr: 20.0 to 30.0%, Ni: 7.00 to 12.00%, N: 0.100 to 0.350%, O: 0.02 to 0.11%, sol. Al: not more than 0.040%, at least one of Mo: 1.00 to 4.00% and W: 1.00 to 4.00%, and the balance being Fe and impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Yamada, Masahiko Hamada, Daisuke Motoya, Shinjiro Nakatsuka, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe
  • Publication number: 20160326617
    Abstract: A martensitic Cr-containing steel having excellent corrosion resistance, SSC resistance, and IGHIC resistance is provided. A martensitic Cr-containing steel according to the present invention includes: a chemical composition consisting of, by mass %, Si: 0.05 to 1.0%, Mn: 0.1 to 1.0%, Cr: 8 to 12%, V: 0.01 to 1.0%, sol. Al: 0.005 to 0.10%, with the balance being Fe and impurities, wherein an effective Cr amount defined by “Cr?16.6×C” is not less than 8%, and an Mo equivalent defined by “Mo+0.5×W” is 0.03 to 2%; a micro-structure wherein a grain size number of prior-austenite crystal grain is not less than 8.0; and a yield strength of less than 379 to 551 MPa, wherein a grain-boundary segregation ratio of Mo and W is not less than 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tomohiko Omura, Yusaku Tomio, Hideki Takabe, Toshio Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9322087
    Abstract: The chemical composition of a stainless steel in accordance with the present invention consists of C: not more than 0.05%, Si: not more than 0.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 0.5%, P: not more than 0.04%, S: not more than 0.01%, Cr: more than 16.0 and not more than 18.0%, Ni: more than 4.0 and not more than 5.6%, Mo: 1.6 to 4.0%, Cu: 1.5 to 3.0%, Al: 0.001 to 0.10%, and N: not more than 0.050%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formulas (1) and (2). Also, the micro-structure thereof contains a martensitic phase and a ferritic phase having a volume ratio of 10 to 40%, and the ferritic phase distribution ratio is higher than 85%. Cr+Cu+Ni+Mo ?25.5??(1) ?8 ?30(C+N)+0.5Mn+Ni+Cu/2+8.2?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takabe, Kunio Kondo, Hisashi Amaya, Taro Ohe, Yohei Otome
  • Patent number: 9303296
    Abstract: A high-strength stainless steel for oil well having corrosion resistance excellent in a high-temperature environment, having excellent SSC resistance at normal temperature, and having better workability than 13% Cr steels has a chemical composition containing, by mass percent, C: at most 0.05%, Si: at most 1.0%, Mn: at most 0.3%, P: at most 0.05%, S: less than 0.002%, Cr: over 16% and at most 18%, Mo: 1.5 to 3.0%, Cu: 1.0 to 3.5%, Ni: 3.5 to 6.5%, Al: 0.001 to 0.1%, N: at most 0.025%, and O: at most 0.01%, the balance being Fe and impurities, a microstructure containing a martensite phase, 10 to 48.5%, by volume ratio, of a ferrite phase and at most 10%, by volume ratio, of a retained austenite phase, yield strength of at least 758 MPa and uniform elongation of at least 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taro Ohe, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Kunio Kondo, Yohei Otome
  • Publication number: 20150307972
    Abstract: The chemical composition of a stainless steel in accordance with the present invention consists of C: not more than 0.05%, Si: not more than 0.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 0.5%, P: not more than 0.04%, S: not more than 0.01%, Cr: more than 16.0 and not more than 18.0%, Ni: more than 4.0 and not more than 5.6%, Mo: 1.6 to 4.0%, Cu: 1.5 to 3.0%, Al: 0.001 to 0.10%, and N: not more than 0.050%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formulas (1) and (2). Also, the micro-structure thereof contains a martensitic phase and a ferritic phase having a volume ratio of 10 to 40%, and the ferritic phase distribution ratio is higher than 85%. Cr+Cu+Ni+Mo 25.5??(1) ?8 ?30(C+N)+0.5Mn+Ni+Cu/2+8.2?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hideki TAKABE, Kunio KONDO, Hisashi AMAYA, Taro OHE, Yohei OTOME
  • Patent number: 9109268
    Abstract: The chemical composition of a stainless steel in accordance with the present invention consists of C: not more than 0.05%, Si: not more than 0.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 0.5%, P: not more than 0.04%, S: not more than 0.01%, Cr: more than 16.0 and not more than 18.0%, Ni: more than 4.0 and not more than 5.6%, Mo: 1.6 to 4.0%, Cu: 1.5 to 3.0%, Al: 0.001 to 0.10%, and N: not more than 0.050%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formulas (1) and (2). Also, the micro-structure thereof contains a martensitic phase and a ferritic phase having a volume ratio of 10 to 40%, and the ferritic phase distribution ratio is higher than 85%. Cr+Cu+Ni+Mo?25.5??(1) ?8?30(C+N)+0.5Mn+Ni+Cu/2+8.2?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takabe, Kunio Kondo, Hisashi Amaya, Taro Ohe, Yohei Otome
  • Publication number: 20150056005
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a welded joint which includes a weld metal having high strength and high toughness, and containing fewer blowholes. The process for producing a welded joint according to the present embodiment includes the steps of: preparing a base material containing, by mass %, not less than 10.5% of Cr; and subjecting the base material to GMA welding using a shielding gas containing 1 to 2 volume % or 35 to 50 volume % of CO2 gas, and the balance being inert gas, thereby forming a weld metal includes, by mass %, C: not more than 0.080%, Si: 0.20 to 1.00%, Mn: not more than 8.00%, P: not more than 0.040%, S: not more than 0.0100%, Cu: not more than 2.0%, Cr: 20.0 to 30.0%, Ni: 7.00 to 12.00%, N: 0.100 to 0.350%, O: 0.02 to 0.11%, sol. Al: not more, than 0.040%, at least one of Mo: 1.00 to 4.00% and W: 1.00 to 4.00%, and the balance being Fe and impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Yamada, Masahiko Hamada, Daisuke Motoya, Shinjiro Nakatsuka, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe
  • Publication number: 20150047831
    Abstract: A stainless steel for oil wells which has excellent high-temperature corrosion resistance and can stably obtain a strength of not less than 758 MPa is provided. The stainless steel for oil wells contains, by masse, C: not more than 0.05%, Si: not more than 1.0%, Mn: 0.01 to 1.0%, P: not more than 0.05%, S: less than 0.002%, Cr: 16 to 18%, Mo: 1.8 to 3%, Cu: 1.0 to 3.5%, Ni: 3.0 to 5.5%, Co: 0.01 to 1.0%, Al: 0.001 to 0.1%, O: not more than 0.05%, and N: not more than 0.05%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formulas (1) and (2): Cr+4Ni+3Mo+2Cu?44??(1) Cr+3Ni+4Mo+2Cu/3?46??(2) where each symbol of element in Formulas (1) and (2) is substituted by the content (mass %) of a corresponding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Shinjiro Nakatsuka, Taro Ohe, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Yohei Otome, Yusaku Tomio, Masanao Seo, Tomohiko Omura, Kunio Kondo
  • Publication number: 20140212322
    Abstract: Provided is duplex stainless steel having high strength, SCC resistance and SSC resistance excellent in a high-temperature chloride environment, and capable of suppressing precipitation of a ? phase. The duplex stainless steel of the present embodiment includes, in mass %, of: C: at most 0.03%; Si: 0.2 to 1%; Mn: more than 5.0% to at most 10%; P: at most 0.040%; S: at most 0.010%; Ni: 4.5 to 8%; sol. Al: at most 0.040%; N: more than 0.2% to at most 0.4%; Cr: 24 to 29%; Mo: 0.5 to less than 1.5%; Cu: 1.5 to 3.5%; W: 0.05 to 0.2%; the balance being Fe and impurities, wherein the duplex stainless steel satisfies Formula (1): Cr+8Ni+Cu+Mo+W/2?65 . . . (1), where a symbol of each element in Formula (1) represents a content of the element (in mass %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takabe, Hisashi Amaya, Kazuhiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8608872
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is the provision of a high-strength stainless steel pipe having a sufficient corrosion resistance in a high-temperature carbonic acid gas environment and having an excellent sulfide stress cracking resistance at normal temperature. A high-strength stainless steel pipe consist of, by mass %, C: 0.05% or less, Si: 1.0% or less, P: 0.05% or less, S: less than 0.002%, Cr: more than 16% and 18% or less, Mo: more than 2% and 3% or less, Cu: 1% to 3.5%, Ni: 3% or more and less than 5%, Al: 0.001% to 0.1% and O: 0.01% or less, Mn: 1% or less and N: 0.05% or less, and Mn and N in the above ranges satisfy formula (1), and the balance being Fe and impurities; and the metal micro-structure of the stainless steel pipe mainly includes a martensitic phase and comprises 10 to 40% of a ferritic phase by volume fraction and 10% or less of a retained ?-phase by volume fraction. [Mn]×([N]?0.0045)?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Kondo, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Taro Ohe
  • Publication number: 20120328897
    Abstract: A high-strength stainless steel for oil well having corrosion resistance excellent in a high-temperature environment, having excellent SSC resistance at normal temperature, and having better workability than 13% Cr steels has a chemical composition containing, by mass percent, C: at most 0.05%, Si: at most 1.0%, Mn: at most 0.3%, P: at most 0.05%, S: less than 0.002%, Cr: over 16% and at most 18%, Mo: 1.5 to 3.0%, Cu: 1.0 to 3.5%, Ni: 3.5 to 6.5%, Al: 0.001 to 0.1%, N: at most 0.025%, and O: at most 0.01%, the balance being Fe and impurities, a microstructure containing a martensite phase, 10 to 48.5%, by volume ratio, of a ferrite phase and at most 10%, by volume ratio, of a retained austenite phase, yield strength of at least 758 MPa and uniform elongation of at least 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taro OHE, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Kunio Kondo, Yohei Otome
  • Publication number: 20120177529
    Abstract: A duplex stainless steel excellent in the weldability during large heat input welding and in the stress corrosion cracking resistance in a chloride environment containing corrosive associated gases has a chemical composition consisting, by mass %, of C: 0.03% or less, Si: 0.2 to 1%, Mn: 5.0% or less, P: 0.040% or less, S: 0.010% or less, sol. Al: 0.040% or less, Ni: 4 to 8%, Cr: 20 to 28%, Mo: 0.5 to 2.0%, Cu: more than 2.0% and 4.0% or less and N: 0.1 to 0.35%, and optionally contains one or more selected from among V, Ca, Mg, B and a rare earth metal(s), with the balance being Fe and impurities; wherein the duplex stainless steel satisfies the following formulas: 2.2Cr+7Mo+3Cu>66 ??(1) Cr+11Mo+10Ni<12(Cu+30N) ??(2), wherein the symbols represent mass % of the elements in the steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Kazuhiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8163233
    Abstract: A martensitic stainless steel for welded structures including by mass %, C: 0.001 to 0.05%, Si: 0.05 to 1%, Mn: 0.05 to 2%, P: 0.03% or less, REM: 0.0005 to 0.1%, Cr: 8 to 16%, Ni: 0.1 to 9% and sol. Al: 0.001 to 0.1%; and further including one or more elements selected from among Ti: 0.005 to 0.5%, Zr: 0.005 to 0.5%, Hf: 0.005 to 0.5%, V: 0.005 to 0.5% and Nb: 0.005 to 0.5%; and O: 0.005% or less, N: 0.1% or less, with the balance being Fe and impurities; and the P and REM content satisfies: P?0.6×REM. This steel possesses excellent SCC (stress corrosion cracking) resistance in welded sections in Sweet environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Amaya, Kazuhiro Ogawa, Akira Taniyama, Masakatsu Ueda, Hideki Takabe
  • Publication number: 20120031530
    Abstract: The chemical composition of a stainless steel in accordance with the present invention consists of C: not more than 0.05%, Si: not more than 0.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 0.5%, P: not more than 0.04%, S: not more than 0.01%, Cr: more than 16.0 and not more than 18.0%, Ni: more than 4.0 and not more than 5.6%, Mo: 1.6 to 4.0%, Cu: 1.5 to 3.0%, Al: 0.001 to 0.10%, and N: not more than 0.050%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formulas (1) and (2). Also, the micro-structure thereof contains a martensitic phase and a ferritic phase having a volume ratio of 10 to 40%, and the ferritic phase distribution ratio is higher than 85%. Cr+Cu+Ni+Mo?25.5??(1) ?8?30(C+N)+0.5Mn+Ni+Cu/2+8.2?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki TAKABE, Kunio KONDO, Hisashi AMAYA, Taro OHE, Yohei OTOME
  • Publication number: 20110226378
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is the provision of a high-strength stainless steel pipe having a sufficient corrosion resistance in a high-temperature carbonic acid gas environment and having an excellent sulfide stress cracking resistance at normal temperature. A high-strength stainless steel pipe consist of by mass %, C: 0.05% or less, Si: 1.0% or less, P: 0.05% or less, S: less than 0.002%, Cr: more than 16% and 18% or less, Mo: more than 2% and 3% or less, Cu: 1% to 3.5%, Ni: 3% or more and less than 5%, Al: 0.001% to 0.1% and O: 0.01% or less, Mn: 1% or less and N: 0.05% or less, and Mn and N in the above ranges satisfy formula (1), and the balance being Fe and impurities; and the metal micro-structure of the stainless steel pipe mainly includes a martensitic phase and comprises 10 to 40% of a ferritic phase by volume fraction and 10% or less of a retained ?-phase by volume fraction. [Mn]×([N]?0.0045)?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kunio KONDO, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Taro Ohe
  • Publication number: 20110014083
    Abstract: A stainless steel for an oil country tubular good according to the invention includes, in percent by mass, 0.001% to 0.05% C, 0.05% to 1% Si, at most 2% Mn, at most 0.03% P, less than 0.002% S, 16% to 18% Cr, 3.5% to 7% Ni, more than 2% and at most 4% Mo, 1.5% to 4% Cu, 0.001% to 0.3% rare earth metal, 0.001% to 0.1% sol. Al, 0.0001% to 0.01% Ca, at most 0.05% O, and at most 0.05% N, and the balance consists of Fe and impurities. The stainless steel according to the invention includes REM and therefore has high SCC resistance in a high temperature chloride aqueous solution environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Amaya, Kunio Kondo, Hideki Takabe, Taro Ohe