Patents by Inventor Hirokazu Yokoya

Hirokazu Yokoya 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: 10914017
    Abstract: The Sn-plated steel sheet of the disclosure is an Sn-plated steel sheet including: a steel sheet; an Sn plating layer formed on at least one side of the steel sheet and containing, based on % by mass, from 0.1 g/m2 to 15 g/m2 of metal Sn; and a coating layer formed on the surface of the Sn plating layer and containing zirconium oxide and tin oxide; in which the content of the zirconium oxide in the coating layer is from 0.2 mg/m2 to 50 mg/m2 in terms of metal Zr amount, and the peak position of binding energy of Sn3d5/2 according to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the tin oxide in the coating layer is 1.6 eV or higher than the peak position of binding energy of the metal Sn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Yamanaka, Shigeru Hirano, Morio Yanagihara, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10865491
    Abstract: The Sn-based alloy plated steel sheet of this disclosure includes: a steel sheet; a composite plating layer formed on at least one side of the steel sheet and including an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer and an island-shaped Sn layer located on the Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer; and a coating layer formed on the surface of the composite plating layer and containing zirconium oxide and tin oxide, and the composite plating layer contains a predetermined amount of Ni and a predetermined amount of Sn, a content of the zirconium oxide in the coating layer is from 0.2 mg/m2 to 50 mg/m2 in terms of metal Zr amount, and a peak position of binding energy of Sn3d5/2 according to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the tin oxide in the coating layer is 1.6 eV or higher than a peak position of binding energy of the metal Sn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Yamanaka, Shigeru Hirano, Morio Yanagihara, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10851467
    Abstract: A steel sheet for containers including a steel sheet, a Sn coated layer that is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Sn coated layer. A variation amount in a yellowness index measured at one measurement point on the outermost surface of the chemical treatment layer is defined as ?YI, and represented by ?YI=YI?YI0, wherein YI is the yellowness index measured after the steel sheet for containers is subjected to a retort treatment at a temperature of 130° C. for 5 hours, and YI0 is the yellowness index measured before the retort treatment. An average of absolute values of the ?YI obtained at a plurality of measurement points included in a unit area of the outermost surface is 5.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara
  • Publication number: 20200307159
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes: a steel sheet; an Ni plated layer, which is arranged on at least one side of the steel sheet and is adhered in an amount of from 0.3 to 3 g/m2 per side in terms of metal Ni amount; and a chromate coated film or a Zr coated film which is arranged on the Ni plated layer, in which the Ni plated layer contains from 0.1 to 20% by mass of ZnO particles per side in terms of metal Zn amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru HIRANO, Yoshiaki TANI, Shintaro YAMANAKA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20200123663
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet contains: a steel sheet; a plated layer containing Ni and formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; a chemical treatment layer containing a Zr compound in which an amount of Zr contained therein is 1.0 to 150 mg/m2, a phosphate compound in which an amount of P contained therein is 1.0 to 100 mg/m2, and an Al compound in which an amount of Al contained therein is 0.10 to 30.0 mg/m2. The plated layer is a Ni-plated layer containing Ni in which an amount of Ni contained therein is 5.0 to 3000 mg/m2 or a composite plated layer containing Ni in which an amount of Ni contained therein is 2.0 to 200 mg/m2 and Sn in which an amount of Sn contained therein is 0.10 to 10.0 g/m2 and having an island-shaped Sn-plated layer formed on a Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20200123661
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet includes a steel sheet, an Fe—Sn alloy layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, a Sn layer which is formed on the Fe—Sn alloy layer and contains Sn in which a total amount of Sn contained in the Fe—Sn alloy layer and the Sn layer is 0.10 to 30.0 g/m2, and a chemical treatment layer which is formed on the Sn layer and contains a Zr compound in which an amount of Zr contained therein is 1.0 to 150 mg/m2, a phosphate compound in an amount of P contained therein is 1.0 to 100 mg/m2 and an Al compound in an amount of Al contained therein is 0.10 to 30.0 mg/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Patent number: 10577705
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes: a steel sheet; a coated layer containing Ni provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet; and a chemical treatment layer as an upper layer of the coated layer, and containing a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal, and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal, in which the coated layer is one of: a Ni coated layer which contains Ni in amount of 10 to 1000 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal, and a composite coated layer which contains Ni in an amount of 5 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal and Sn in an amount of 300 to 3000 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and has an island-shaped Sn coated layer formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10563311
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes a steel sheet, a Sn coated layer which is provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet and contains Sn in an amount of 560 to 5600 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and a chemical treatment layer which is provided as an upper layer of the Sn coated layer and contains a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10465309
    Abstract: This steel sheet for containers includes a steel sheet, a Ni coated layer that is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Ni coated layer. The Ni coated layer contains 10 mg/m2 to 1,000 mg/m2 of Ni in terms of an amount of metal Ni, and the chemical treatment layer contains 5 mg/m2 to 30 mg/m2 of a Zr compound in terms of an amount of metal Zr. An average roughness Ra of an outermost surface of the chemical treatment layer obtained with a scanning probe microscope is 10 nm to 100 nm, and when a variation amount in a yellowness index measured at one measurement point on the outermost surface of the chemical treatment layer is defined as ?YI represented by Equation (2), an average of absolute values of the ?YI obtained at a plurality of the measurement points included in a unit area of the outermost surface is 5.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Yoshiaki Tani
  • Patent number: 10443141
    Abstract: A steel sheet for containers includes a steel sheet, an underlying Ni layer formed by performing a Ni coating or a Fe—Ni alloy coating containing Ni in an amount of 5 mg/m2 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Ni on at least one surface of the steel sheet, a Sn coated layer formed by performing a Sn coating containing Sn in an amount of 300 mg/m2 to 3,000 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Sn on the underlying Ni layer and including an island-shaped Sn formed by alloying the Sn coating and at least a part of the underlying Ni layer by a reflow treatment, an oxide layer formed on the Sn coated layer and containing tin oxide, and a chemical treatment layer formed on the oxide layer and at least contains Zr in an amount of 1 mg/m2 to 500 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Zr and phosphate acid in an amount of 0.1 mg/m2 to 100 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of P, in which the oxide layer contains tin oxide in such an amount that an amount of electricity required for reduction of the oxide layer is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Publication number: 20190301043
    Abstract: The Sn-plated steel sheet of the disclosure is an Sn-plated steel sheet including: a steel sheet; an Sn plating layer formed on at least one side of the steel sheet and containing, based on % by mass, from 0.1 g/m2 to 15 g/m2 of metal Sn; and a coating layer formed on the surface of the Sn plating layer and containing zirconium oxide and tin oxide; in which the content of the zirconium oxide in the coating layer is from 0.2 mg/m2 to 50 mg/m2 in terms of metal Zr amount, and the peak position of binding energy of Sn3d5/2 according to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the tin oxide in the coating layer is 1.6 eV or higher than the peak position of binding energy of the metal Sn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro YAMANAKA, Shigeru HIRANO, Morio YANAGIHARA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20190292673
    Abstract: The Sn-based alloy plated steel sheet of this disclosure includes: a steel sheet; a composite plating layer formed on at least one side of the steel sheet and including an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer and an island-shaped Sn layer located on the Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer; and a coating layer formed on the surface of the composite plating layer and containing zirconium oxide and tin oxide, and the composite plating layer contains a predetermined amount of Ni and a predetermined amount of Sn, a content of the zirconium oxide in the coating layer is from 0.2 mg/m2 to 50 mg/m2 in terms of metal Zr amount, and a peak position of binding energy of Sn3d5/2 according to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the tin oxide in the coating layer is 1.6 eV or higher than a peak position of binding energy of the metal Sn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro YAMANAKA, Shigeru HIRANO, Morio YANAGIHARA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20190226112
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical treatment steel sheet including a steel sheet; a composite coated layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and contains 2 to 200 mg/m2 of Ni in terms of an amount of metal Ni and 0.1 to 10 g/m2 of Sn in terms of an amount of metal Sn, and in which an island-shaped Sn coated layer is formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the composite coated layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Patent number: 10301721
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet includes a steel sheet; a Fe—Sn alloy layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; an Sn layer which is formed on the Fe—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Sn layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P. The total Sn content of the Fe—Sn alloy layer and the Sn layer is 0.1 to 15 g/m2 of Sn in terms of the amount of metal Sn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10294577
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical treatment steel sheet including a steel sheet; a composite coated layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and contains 2 to 200 mg/m2 of Ni in terms of an amount of metal Ni and 0.1 to 10 g/m2 of Sn in terms of an amount of metal Sn, and in which an island-shaped Sn coated layer is formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the composite coated layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10190231
    Abstract: A Ni-plated steel sheet according to the present invention includes a steel sheet, a first Ni-plated layer which is formed at least on a one-sided surface of the steel sheet and contains Ni, and a second Ni-plated layer which is formed on the first Ni-plated layer and contains Ni. An average central-line roughness Ra at an interface between the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is less than 0.1 ?m, an average central-line roughness Ra of a surface of the second Ni-plated layer is 0.1 ?m to 100 ?m, and a coating amount of Ni in the entirety of the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is 20 mg/m2 to 2500 mg/m2 per one-sided surface in terms of metal Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Publication number: 20180282877
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes a steel sheet, a Sn coated layer which is provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet and contains Sn in an amount of 560 to 5600 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and a chemical treatment layer which is provided as an upper layer of the Sn coated layer and contains a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TACHIKI, Shigeru HIRANO, Yoshiaki TANI, Hirokazu YOKOYA, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20180187324
    Abstract: This steel sheet for containers includes a steel sheet, a Sn coated layer that is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Sn coated layer. The Sn coated layer contains 300 mg/m2 to 5,600 mg/m2 of Sn in terms of an amount of metal Sn, and the chemical treatment layer contains 5 mg/m2 to 30 mg/m2 of a Zr compound in terms of an amount of metal Zr, an average roughness Ra of an outermost surface of the chemical treatment layer obtained with a scanning probe microscope is 10 nm to 100 nm. A variation amount in a yellowness index measured at one measurement point on the outermost surface of the chemical treatment layer is defined as ?YI represented by Equation (1), an average of absolute values of the ?YI obtained at a plurality of the measurement points included in a unit area of the outermost surface is 5.0 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TACHIKI, Shigeru HIRANO, Yoshiaki TANI, Hirokazu YOKOYA, Morio YANAGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180155845
    Abstract: This steel sheet for containers includes a steel sheet, a Ni coated layer that is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Ni coated layer. The Ni coated layer contains 10 mg/m2 to 1,000 mg/m2 of Ni in terms of an amount of metal Ni, and the chemical treatment layer contains 5 mg/m2 to 30 mg/m2 of a Zr compound in terms of an amount of metal Zr. An average roughness Ra of an outermost surface of the chemical treatment layer obtained with a scanning probe microscope is 10 nm to 100 nm, and when a variation amount in a yellowness index measured at one measurement point on the outermost surface of the chemical treatment layer is defined as ?YI represented by Equation (2), an average of absolute values of the ?YI obtained at a plurality of the measurement points included in a unit area of the outermost surface is 5.0 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TACHIKI, Shigeru HIRANO, Hirokazu YOKOYA, Morio YANAGIHARA, Yoshiaki TANI
  • Publication number: 20180087172
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes: a steel sheet; a coated layer which contains Ni and is provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet; and a chemical treatment layer which is provided as an upper layer of the coated layer, and contains a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal, and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal, in which the coated layer is one of the group consisting of a Ni coated layer which contains Ni in amount of 10 to 1000 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal, and a composite coated layer which contains Ni in an amount of 5 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal and Sn in an amount of 300 to 3000 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and has an island-shaped Sn coated layer formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TACHIKI, Shigeru HIRANO, Yoshiaki TANI, Hirokazu YOKOYA, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA