Patents by Inventor Hideo Kanisawa

Hideo Kanisawa 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: 10669604
    Abstract: A bolt is provided that has high strength and excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance characteristics. A bolt according to an embodiment of the present invention consists of, in mass %, C: 0.32 to 0.39%, Si: 0.15% or less, Mn: 0.40 to 0.65%, P: 0.020% or less, S: 0.020% or less, Cr: 0.85 to 1.25%, Al: 0.005 to 0.060%, Ti: 0.010 to 0.050%, B: 0.0010 to 0.0030%, N: 0.0015 to 0.0080%, O: 0.0015% or less, Mo: 0 to 0.05%, V: 0 to 0.05%, Cu: 0 to 0.50%, Ni: 0 to 0.30%, and Nb: 0 to 0.05%, with the balance being Fe and impurities. The bolt satisfies Formula (1) and Formula (2), and has a tensile strength of 1000 to 1300 MPa and satisfies Formula (3). 4.9?10C+Si+2Mn+Cr+4Mo+5V?6.1??(1) Mn/Cr?0.55??(2) [dissolved Cr]/Cr?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, AOYAMA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Neishi, Makoto Kosaka, Naoki Matsui, Tetsushi Chida, Keisuke Chiba, Hideo Kanisawa, Kazutaka Aoyama, Kazuoki Shibuya, Ryoko Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20190003000
    Abstract: A bolt is provided that has high strength and excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance characteristics. A bolt according to an embodiment of the present invention consists of, in mass %, C: 0.32 to 0.39%, Si: 0.15% or less, Mn: 0.40 to 0.65%, P: 0.020% or less, S: 0.020% or less, Cr: 0.85 to 1.25%, Al: 0.005 to 0.060%, Ti: 0.010 to 0.050%, B: 0.0010 to 0.0030%, N: 0.0015 to 0.0080%, 0: 0.0015% or less, Mo: 0 to 0.05%, V: 0 to 0.05%, Cu: 0 to 0.50%, Ni: 0 to 0.30%, and Nb: 0 to 0.05%, with the balance being Fe and impurities. The bolt satisfies Formula (1) and Formula (2), and has a tensile strength of 1000 to 1300 MPa and satisfies Formula (3). 4.9?10C+Si+2Mn+Cr+4Mo+5V?6.1 ??(1) Mn/Cr?0.55 ??(2) [dissolved Cr]/Cr?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka NEISHI, Makoto KOSAKA, Naoki MATSUI, Tetsushi CHIDA, Keisuke CHIBA, Hideo KANISAWA, Kazutaka AOYAMA, Kazuoki SHIBUYA, Ryoko INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 8430974
    Abstract: A steel component formed by carburizing and then induction-hardening of a steel consisting essentially of, by mass, C: minimum 0.08% and less than 0.3%; Si: maximum 2.0%; Mn: from 0.2% to 3.0%; P: maximum 0.03%; S: from 0.005% to 0.05%; Ni: maximum 1.5%; Cr: maximum 3.0%; Mo: maximum 1.0%; O: maximum 0.0025%; and N: from 0.005% to 0.03%; and further including either or both of, by mass, Al: from 0.005% to 0.05%, and Ti: from 0.005% to 0.05%; and still further including either or both of, by mass, V: maximum 0.3%, and Nb: maximum 0.3%; and a balance including Fe and unavoidable impurities. The hardness of the surface layer is at least 55 HRC and the hardness of the core portion is from 20 to 50 HRC. The core portion does not include a martensite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Nippon Steel Corporation Muroran Works
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Kouji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Patent number: 7998282
    Abstract: A method of heat-treating a steel member including carburizing a steel member in a carburizing gas under a reduced pressure. The steel member is then cooled in a cooling gas having a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. A desired portion of the cooled steel member is then heated using high-density energy. The steel member is then quenched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: AISIN AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Koji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20090301608
    Abstract: A steel component formed by carburizing and then induction-hardening of a steel consisting essentially of, by mass, C: minimum 0.08% and less than 0.3%; Si: maximum 2.0%; Mn: from 0.2% to 3.0%; P: maximum 0.03%; S: from 0.005% to 0.05%; Ni: maximum 1.5%; Cr: maximum 3.0%; Mo: maximum 1.0%; O: maximum 0.0025%; and N: from 0.005% to 0.03%; and further including either or both of, by mass, Al: from 0.005% to 0.05%, and Ti: from 0.005% to 0.05%; and still further including either or both of, by mass, V: maximum 0.3%, and Nb: maximum 0.3%; and a balance including Fe and unavoidable impurities. The hardness of the surface layer is at least 55 HRC and the hardness of the core portion is from 20 to 50 HRC. The core portion does not include a martensite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Kouji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20070102068
    Abstract: A method of heat-treating a steel member including carburizing a steel member in a carburizing gas under a reduced pressure. The steel member is then cooled in a cooling gas having a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. A desired portion of the cooled steel member is then heated using high-density energy. The steel member is then quenched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Koji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Patent number: 7070664
    Abstract: A high strength bold superior in delayed fracture resistant property has a bolt tensile strength of 1200 N/mm2. A high strength bolt comprised of a head portion and shaft portion formed by a steel material, wherein the relation between a bolt tensile strength TS (N/mm2) and tempering temperature T (° C.) satisfies the following expression (1), the relation between the bolt tensile strength TS (N/mm2) and the carbon equivalent Ceq (%) calculated from the chemical composition of the steel material used for the high strength bolt satisfies the following expression (2), and the tensile strength of the bolt is refined to a range of 1200 N/mm2 to 1600 N/mm2 by quenching and tempering: TS?1.1T+850??(1) TS?550Ceq+1000??(2) where, C eq = C + ( Mn / 6 ) + ( Si / 24 ) + ( Ni / 40 ) + ( Cr / 5 ) + ( Mo / 4 ) + ( V / 14 ) .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Uno, Hideo Kanisawa
  • Publication number: 20060137766
    Abstract: The present invention provides case-hardening steel superior in tooth surface fatigue strength and a gear using the same used for parts of automobiles, construction machines, industrial machines, etc., that is case-hardening steel superior in tooth surface fatigue strength containing, by wt %, C: 0.1 to 0.3%, Si: 1.0 to 2.0%, Mn: 0.3 to 2.0%, S: 0.005 to 0.05%, Cr: 1.0 to 2.6%, Mo: 0.8 to 4.0%, V: 0.1 to 0.3%, Al: 0.001 to 0.2%, and N: 0.003 to 0.03%, limiting P to 0.03% or less, and having as a balance iron and unavoidable impurities, and satisfies the following expression, 31Si (%)+15Mn (%)+23Cr (%)+26Mo (%)+100V (%) is 100 or more, and a gear comprised of case-hardening steel and having an X-ray diffraction half width at a depth of 50 mm from the surface of the gear of 6.4 degrees or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Shuji Kozawa, Tatsuro Ochi, Hideo Kanisawa, Tomoko Serikawa, Koki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20050173026
    Abstract: A carburizing and hardening method enhances strength while sufficiently reducing hardening strain, without increasing the production cost, and a carburized and hardened member produced thereby. The raw material is an alloy steel which contains Fe as a main component, 0.10 to 0.50 wt. % C and 0.50 to 1.50 wt. % Si and having a hardenability J, based on an end quenching test, in a range of 35 to 50 (at 12.5 mm). After the raw material is formed into the desired shape, a carburized layer is formed by carburizing in an oxidation inhibiting atmosphere. After the carburizing, quenching is performed with cooling, uninterrupted by temperature rise, from a pearlite transformation point (A1 point) to a martensite transformation start point (Ms point), and with a severity of quenching H in a range of 0.01 to 0.08 (cm?1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2002
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Kazumasa Tsukamoto, Kouji Ohbayashi, Tomoki Hanyuda, Yutaka Kurebayashi, Hideo Kanisawa, Seiji Itoh
  • Patent number: 6866724
    Abstract: A bar or wire product for use in cold forging, characterized in that it comprises a steel having the chemical composition, in mass %: C: 0.1 to 0.6%, Si: 0.01 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.2 to 1.7%, S: 0.001 to 0.15%, Al: 0.015 to 0.05%, N: 0.003 to 0.025%, P: 0.035% or less, O: 0.003% or less and balance: Fe and inevitable impurities, and it has, in the region from the surface thereof to the depth of the radius thereof×0.15, a structure wherein ferrite accounts for 10 area % or less and the balance is substantially one or more of martensite, bainite and pearlite, and the average hardness in the region from the depth of the radius thereof×0.5 to the center thereof is less than that of the surface layer thereof by 20 or more of HV; and a method for producing the bar or wire product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro Ochi, Hideo Kanisawa, Ken-ichiro Naito
  • Publication number: 20030150529
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high strength bolt superior in delayed fracture resistant property having a bolt tensile strength of 1200 N/mm2 or more and a steel material for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Uno, Hideo Kanisawa
  • Patent number: 6602358
    Abstract: Disclosed are an outer race for a constant velocity joint, having improved anti-flaking properties and shaft strength, and a process for producing the same. The outer race for a constant velocity joint includes a cup and a serration and comprises by weight carbon: 0.45 to 0.59%, silicon: 0.15 to 0.4%, manganese: 0.15 to 0.45%, sulfur: 0.005 to 0.15%, molybdenum: 0.1 to 0.35%, boron: 0.0005 to 0.005%, aluminum: 0.015 to 0.05%, and titanium: 0.015 to 0.03%, the proportion of the effective case depth in track grooves of the cup being 0.25 to 0.45 in terms of the ratio of the effective case depth t to the wall thickness of the cup w, t/w, the proportion of the effective case depth of the involute serration in its end being 0.20 to 0.50 in terms of the ratio of the effective case depth t to the radius r, t/r. The involute serration in its end preferably has a former austenite grain size of not less than 8 in terms of the grain size number specified in JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignees: Nippon Steel Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuro Ochi, Hideo Kanisawa, Kenichiro Naito, Joji Tamura, Masayoshi Saga
  • Patent number: 6602359
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel bar or wire rod for cold forging excellent in ductility after spheroidizing annealing and capable of preventing the occurrence of cracking in the steel material during cold forging, which cracking has so far been a problem when manufacturing machine structural components by cold forging, and a method to produce the same. Specifically, a steel bar or wire rod for cold forging according to the present invention has a chemical composition comprising, in mass, 0.1 to 0.65% of C, 0.01 to 0.5% of Si, 0.2 to 1.7% of Mn, 0.001 to 0.15% of S, 0.015 to 0.1% of Al, 0.0005 to 0.007% of B, and the restricted elements of 0.035% or less of P, 0.01% or less of N and 0.003% or less of O, with the balance consisting of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and is characterized in that: the area percentage of ferrite structure is 10% or less at the portion from the surface to the depth of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro Ochi, Hideo Kanisawa, Ken-ichiro Naito
  • Publication number: 20030075250
    Abstract: A bar or wire product for use in cold forging, characterized in that it comprises a steel having the chemical composition, in mass %: C: 0.1 to 0.6%, Si: 0.01 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.2 to 1.7%, S: 0.001 to 0.15%, Al: 0.015 to 0.05%, N: 0.003 to 0.025%, P: 0.035% or less, O: 0.003% or less and balance: Fe and inevitable impurities, and it has, in the region from the surface thereof to the depth of the radius thereof×0.15, a structure wherein ferrite accounts for 10 area % or less and the balance is substantially one or more of martensite, bainite and pearlite, and the average hardness in the region from the depth of the radius thereof×0.5 to the center thereof is less than that of the surface layer thereof by 20 or more of HV; and a method for producing the bar or wire product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Tatsuro Ochi, Hideo Kanisawa, Ken-ichiro Naito
  • Patent number: 6551419
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot rolled steel wire rod or bar for machine structural use having, in the as-hot-rolled condition, cold workability equal to that of the conventional wire rods or bars softened through annealing after hot rolling, and a method to produce the same: and relates to a hot rolled steel wire rod or bar for machine structural use, characterized in that; the wire rod or bar is made from a steel consisting of, in weight, 0.1 to 0.5% of C, 0.01 to 0.5% of Si, 0.3 to 1.5% of Mn, and the balance comprising Fe and unavoidable impurities and containing strengthening elements as required; its microstructure consists of ferrite and pearlite; its ferrite crystal grain size number defined under Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) G 0552 is 11 or higher; and a granular carbide 2 &mgr;m or less in circle-equivalent diameter and having an aspect ratio of 3 or less accounts for a percentage area of 3 to 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kanisawa, Tatsuro Ochi, Manabu Kubota, Koji Tanabe, Kiichiro Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 6547890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel wire rod for cold forging which can be spheroidizing-annealed in an as hot-rolled state without requiring preliminary drawing and can have high ductility after the spheroidizing annealing, and a method to produce the same: and is characterized in that; the steel contains, by weight, 0.1 to 0.5% of C, 0.01 to 0.5% of Si and 0.3 to 1.5% of Mn, with the balance consisting of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and further contains hardening elements as required; and the steel has a prior austenite grain size number, defined under Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) G 0551, of 11 or higher, the amount of diffusible hydrogen in the steel measured by the programmed temperature gas chromatography being 0.2 ppm or less, and the hardness being Hv 250 to 700.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kanisawa, Tatsuro Ochi, Manabu Kubota, Koji Tanabe, Kiichiro Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20030015264
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot rolled steel wire rod or bar for machine structural use having, in the as-hot-rolled condition, cold workability equal to that of the conventional wire rods or bars softened through annealing after hot rolling, and a method to produce the same: and relates to a hot rolled steel wire rod or bar for machine structural use, characterized in that; the wire rod or bar is made from a steel consisting of, in weight, 0.1 to 0.5% of C, 0.01 to 0.5% of Si, 0.3 to 1.5% of Mn, and the balance comprising Fe and unavoidable impurities and containing strengthening elements as required; its microstructure consists of ferrite and pearlite; its ferrite crystal grain size number defined under Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) G 0552 is 11 or higher; and a granular carbide 2 &mgr;m or less in circle-equivalent diameter and having an aspect ratio of 3 or less accounts for a percentage area of 3 to 15%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Hideo Kanisawa, Tatsuro Ochi, Manabu Kubota, Koji Tanabe, Kiichiro Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 6488787
    Abstract: A machine structural steel bar or wire having a softening degree of at least that of the conventional spheroidization-annealed steel material, excellent hardenability, and improved cold workability, comprising 0.1 to 0.5 wt % of C, 0.01 to 0.15 wt % of Si, 0.2 to 1.7 wt % of Mn, 0.0005 to 0.05 wt % of Al, 0.005 to 0.07 wt % of Ti, 0.0003 to 0.007 wt % of B, 0.002 to 0.02 wt % of N and the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, the unavoidable impurities including up to 0.02 wt % of P and up to 0.003 wt % of O, and having a microstructure comprising ferrite and spheroidal carbides, the ferritic grain size number according to JIS G0522 of the ferrite being at least No. 8 and the number of the spheroidal carbides per unit area mm2 being up to 1.5×106×C wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro Ochi, Hideo Kanisawa, Manabu Kubota, Koji Adachi, Ryuichi Seki
  • Patent number: 6475306
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot rolled steel wire rod or bar for machine structural use having, even when a spheroidizing annealing time is reduced, cold workability equal to that of the wire rods or bars treated through conventional spheroidizing annealing of a long treatment time, as a result of controlling a metallographic structure, and a method to produce the same: and relates to a hot rolled steel wire rod or bar for machine structural use, characterized in that; the wire rod or bar is made from a steel consisting of, in weight, 0.1 to 0.5% of C, 0.01 to 0.5% of Si, 0.3 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kanisawa, Tatsuro Ochi, Manabu Kubota, Koji Tanabe, Kiichiro Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 6419761
    Abstract: This invention provides a steel for cold forging, excellent in surface layer hardness and softening properties by annealing, which contains, in terms of wt %, C: 0.1 to 1.0%, Si: 0.1 to 2.0%, Mn: 0.01 to 1.50%, P: not greater than 0.100%, S: not greater than 0.500%, sol. N: not greater than 0.005% and the balance consisting of Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein a pearlite ratio in the steel structure is not greater than 120×(C %) % and the outermost surface layer hardness is at least 450×(C %)+90 in terms of the Vickers hardness HV, and a production method thereof. The invention provides also a steel for cold forging, which has a structure wherein a ratio of graphite amount to the carbon content in the steel exceeds 20%, a mean grain diameter of graphite is not greater than 10×(C %)⅓ &mgr;m and a maximum grain diameter is not greater than 20 &mgr;m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Hashimura, Hideo Kanisawa, Makoto Okonogi