Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Kawata

Hiroyuki Kawata 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: 20160036305
    Abstract: A driver unit has a rotating electric machine and a frame member that is disposed on one axial end of the rotating electric machine. A substrate is fixed onto one surface of the frame member which faces away from the rotating electric machine. Switching elements constituting inverters for switching power supply to winding groups are mounted on a first surface for enabling heat dissipation toward the frame member. An Integrated Circuit (IC) is mounted on the first surface for enabling heat dissipation toward the frame member. An electronic component is mounted on a second surface at an overlapping position that at least partially overlaps a mounting position of the IC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Masashi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9234268
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-strength galvanized steel sheet with maximum tensile strength of 900 MPa or more. The high-strength galvanized steel sheet has an alloyed galvanized layer formed on a surface of a base steel sheet containing predetermined amounts of C, Si, Mn, P, S, Al, N, O with a balance being constituted of iron and inevitable impurities, in which in a structure of the base steel sheet, retained austenite is limited to 8% or less in volume fraction, kurtosis K* of the hardness distribution between 2% hardness and 98% hardness is ?0.30 or less, a ratio between Vickers hardness of surface layer of the base steel sheet and Vickers hardness of ¼ thickness of the base steel sheet is 0.35 to 0.70, and a content of iron in the alloyed galvanized layer is 8 to 12% in mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Shigeru Yonemura
  • Patent number: 9162422
    Abstract: Steel contains each of C, Si, Mn, P, S, Al, N, O, at a range from ? thickness centered around a ¼ sheet thickness from a surface to ? thickness centered around the ¼ sheet thickness from the surface at a base steel sheet, a structure of the base steel sheet contains, in volume fraction, 3% or more of a retained austenite phase, 50% or less of a ferrite phase, and 40% or more of a hard phase, average dislocation density is 5×1013/m2 or more, solid-solution C amount contained in the retained austenite phase is in mass % 0.70 to 1.00%, X-ray random intensity ratio of FCC iron in an texture of the retained austenite phase is 3.0 or less, ratio between a grain diameter relative to a rolling direction and a grain diameter relative to a sheet width direction of the retained austenite phase is 0.75 to 1.33.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Hiroyuki Ban, Kaoru Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9139885
    Abstract: This high-strength steel sheet includes by mass percentage: 0.05 to 0.4% of C; 0.1 to 2.5% of Si; 1.0 to 3.5% of Mn; 0.001 to 0.03% of P; 0.0001 to 0.01% of S; 0.001 to 2.5% of Al; 0.0001 to 0.01% of N; 0.0001 to 0.008% of O; and a remainder composed of iron and inevitable impurities, wherein a steel sheet structure contains by volume fraction 10 to 50% of a ferrite phase, 10 to 50% of a tempered martensite phase, and a remaining hard phase, wherein a 98% hardness is 1.5 or more times as high as a 2% hardness in a range from ? to ? of a thickness of the steel sheet, wherein a kurtosis K* of the hardness distribution between the 2% hardness and the 98% hardness is ?1.2 to ?0.4, and wherein an average crystal grain size in the steel sheet structure is 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Naoki Yoshinaga, Chisato Wakabayashi, Noriyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150185087
    Abstract: In an electronic device, a heat generation part pattern is connected to a heat generating element to heat from the heat generating element. A temperature detecting element is disposed adjacent to a first surface of a substrate. A direct under layer pattern is disposed on a second surface of the substrate opposite to the temperature detecting element in an area including a portion corresponding to the temperature detecting element. An interlayer connection pillar connects between the heat generation part pattern and the direct under layer pattern to conduct heat. The heat generated from the heat generating element is effectively conducted to the temperature detecting element through the heat generation part pattern, the interlayer connection pillar, and the direct under layer pattern, and thus the temperature detecting element accurately detects the temperature of the heat generating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Junichi OGOSHI, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Toshio TSUTSUI, Shinsuke OTA
  • Patent number: 8993120
    Abstract: A hot-dip galvanizing layer or an alloyed hot dip galvanizing layer is formed on the surface of a base steel sheet in which in volume fraction, 40 to 90% of a ferrite phase and 5% or less of a retained austenite phase are contained, and a ratio of non-recrystallized ferrite to the entire ferrite phase is 50% or less in volume fraction, and further a grain diameter ratio being a value of, of crystal grains in the ferrite phase, an average grain diameter in the rolling direction divided by an average grain diameter in the sheet width direction is 0.75 to 1.33, a length ratio being a value of, of hard structures dispersed in island shapes, an average length in the rolling direction divided by an average length in the sheet width direction is 0.75 to 1.33, and an average aspect ratio of inclusions is 5.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Hiroyuki Ban, Kaoru Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20150083278
    Abstract: A base steel sheet has a hot-dip galvanized layer formed on a surface thereof, in which, in a steel sheet structure in a range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered around ¼ thickness of a sheet thickness from a surface, a volume fraction of a retained austenite phase is 5% or less, and a total volume fraction of phases of bainite, bainitic ferrite, fresh martensite, and tempered martensite is 40% or more, an average effective crystal grain diameter is 5.0 ?m or less, a maximum effective crystal grain diameter is 20 ?m or less, and a decarburized layer with a thickness of 0.01 ?m to 10.0 ?m is formed on a surface layer portion, in which a density of oxides dispersed in the decarburized layer is 1.0×1012 to 1.0×1016 oxides/m2, and an average grain diameter of the oxides is 500 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAWATA, Naoki MARUYAMA, Akinobu MURASATO, Akinobu MINAMI, Takeshi YASUI, Takuya KUWAYAMA, Hiroyuki BAN, Kaoru HIRAMATSU
  • Patent number: 8981605
    Abstract: An ECU attached to a motor assembly has a substrate and a heat sink. The substrate mounts thereon a microcomputer, which controls driving of a motor in accordance with a rotation angle of the motor. The substrate is fixed to the heat sink. The substrate has a first through hole group and a second through hole group, which are through holes connectable electrically by soldering to rotation angle signal wires connected to a rotation angle sensor, which detects a rotation angle of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyaki, Hiroyuki Kawata, Yasuyoshi Toda
  • Patent number: 8962149
    Abstract: Provided is a spot welded joint (10) which includes at least one thin steel plate with a tensile strength of 750 MPa to 1850 MPa and a carbon equivalent Ceq of equal to or more than 0.22 mass % to 0.55 mass % and in which a nugget (3) is formed in an interface of the thin steel plates (1A, 1B). In a nugget outer layer zone, a microstructure consists of a dendrite structure in which an average value of arm intervals is equal to or less than 12 ?m, an average grain diameter of carbides contained in the microstructure is 5 nm to 100 nm, and a number density of carbides is equal to or more than 2×106/mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsuhiko Oikawa, Hideki Hamatani, Masafumi Azuma, Noriyuki Suzuki, Fuminori Watanabe, Naoki Maruyama, Hiroyuki Kawata
  • Patent number: 8951366
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet includes, by mass %, C: 0.10% to 0.40%, Mn: 0.5% to 4.0%, Si: 0.005% to 2.5%, Al: 0.005% to 2.5%, Cr: 0% to 1.0%, and a balance of iron and inevitable impurities, in which an amount of P is limited to 0.05% or less, an amount of S is limited to 0.02% or less, an amount of N is limited to 0.006% or less, the microstructure includes 2% to 30% of retained austenite by area percentage, martensite is limited to 20% or less by area percentage in the microstructure, an average particle size of cementite is 0.01 ?m to 1 ?m, and 30% to 100% of the cementite has an aspect ratio of 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Sano, Chisato Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Kawata, Riki Okamoto, Naoki Yoshinaga, Kaoru Kawasaki, Natsuko Sugiura, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8932729
    Abstract: A base steel sheet has a hot-dip galvanized layer formed on a surface thereof, in which, in a steel sheet structure in a range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered around ¼ thickness of a sheet thickness from a surface, a volume fraction of a retained austenite phase is 5% or less, and a total volume fraction of phases of bainite, bainitic ferrite, fresh martensite, and tempered martensite is 40% or more, an average effective crystal grain diameter is 5.0 ?m or less, a maximum effective crystal grain diameter is 20 ?m or less, and a decarburized layer with a thickness of 0.01 ?m to 10.0 ?m is formed on a surface layer portion, in which a density of oxides dispersed in the decarburized layer is 1.0×1012 to 1.0×1016 oxides/m2, and an average grain diameter of the oxides is 500 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Hiroyuki Ban, Kaoru Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20150001188
    Abstract: Provided is a spot welded joint (10) which includes at least one thin steel plate with a tensile strength of 750 MPa to 1850 MPa and a carbon equivalent Ceq of equal to or more than 0.22 mass % to 0.55 mass % and in which a nugget (3) is formed in an interface of the thin steel plates (1A, 1B). In a nugget outer layer zone, a microstructure consists of a dendrite structure in which an average value of arm intervals is equal to or less than 12 ?m, an average grain diameter of carbides contained in the microstructure is 5 nm to 100 nm, and a number density of carbides is equal to or more than 2×106/mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hatsuhiko OIKAWA, Hideki HAMATANI, Masafumi AZUMA, Noriyuki SUZUKI, Fuminori WATANABE, Naoki MARUYAMA, Hiroyuki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20140377582
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet includes, as a component composition, by mass %: C: 0.075% to 0.300%; Si: 0.30% to 2.50%; Mn: 1.30% to 3.50%; P: 0.001% to 0.050%; S: 0.0001% to 0.0100%; Al: 0.001% to 1.500%; and N: 0.0001% to 0.0100%, in which a surface microstructure contains residual austenite of 3% to 10% and ferrite of 90% or less by volume fraction, an inner microstructure at a depth of t/4 from the surface assuming that a sheet thickness is t contains residual austenite of 3% to 20% by volume fraction, a ratio Hvs/Hvb between a surface hardness Hvs of the steel sheet surface and a hardness Hvb at a depth of ¼ of the thickness is more than 0.75 to 0.90, and a maximum tensile strength is 700 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Masafumi Azuma, Takayuki Nozaki, Chisato Wakabayashi, Koichi Sato, Hiroyuki Kawata, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8896171
    Abstract: In an ECU attached to a motor assembly, inverter FETs, which generate outputs for driving a motor, are electrically connected to a substrate. A plurality of screw holes is formed in a heat sink thereby to fix the substrate. A resin member is provided between the heat sink and the substrate and has a plurality of motor terminals and a resin mold, which integrally fix the motor terminals by molding the motor terminals. The motor terminal has an embedded part, a L-shaped substrate-side exposed part and a motor-side exposed side including a curbed part. The resin member and the substrate are tightened together and fixed to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Uchida, Hiroyuki Kawata, Yasuyoshi Toda
  • Publication number: 20140287263
    Abstract: There is provided a high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet and the like excellent in mechanical cutting property, which are capable of obtaining high ductility while ensuring high strength with maximum tensile strength of 900 MPa or more. The high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet has a sheet thickness of 0.6 to 5.0 mm and has a plating layer on a surface of a steel sheet with component compositions being set in appropriate ranges, in which the steel sheet structure contains a 40 to 90% ferrite phase and a 3% or more retained austenite phase by volume fraction. In the retained austenite phase, a solid solution carbon amount is 0.70 to 1.00%, an average grain diameter is 2.0 ?m or less, an average distance between grains is 0.1 to 5.0 ?m, a thickness of a decarburized layer in a steel sheet surface layer portion is 0.01 to 10.0 ?m, an average grain diameter of oxides contained in the steel, sheet surface layer portion is 30 to 120 nm and an average density thereof is 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Hiroyuki Ban, Kaoru Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 8841805
    Abstract: A motor has a motor body and a control unit, which is joined to the motor body. A resolver is connected to the control unit through a flat cable. The flat cable is arranged such that the width direction of the flat cable corresponds with a circumferential direction of the motor body. The flat cable extends outwardly in a radial direction of the motor case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: Asmo Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuji Yamashita, Noriyuki Suzuki, Yasuyoshi Toda, Hiroyuki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20140242414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-strength steel sheet excellent in shape fixability. The high-strength steel sheet contains C, Si, Mn, P, S, Al, N, and O with predetermined contents, in which a retained austenite phase of 5 to 20% in volume fraction is contained, an amount of solid-solution C contained in the retained austenite phase is 0.80 to 1.00% in mass %, WSi? is 1.10 times or more WSi*, WMn? is 1.10 times or more WMn*, and when a frequency distribution is measured with respect to a sum of a ratio between WSi and WSi* and a ratio between WAl and WAl*, a mode value of the frequency distribution is 1.95 to 2.05, and a kurtosis is 2.00 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Minami, Hiroyuki Kawata, Akinobu Murasato, Yuji Yamaguchi, Natsuko Sugiura, Takuya Kuwayama, Naoki Maruyama, Takamasa Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140234660
    Abstract: Steel contains each of C, Si, Mn, P, S, Al, N, O, at a range from ? thickness centered around a ¼ sheet thickness from a surface to ? thickness centered around the ¼ sheet thickness from the surface at a base steel sheet, a structure of the base steel sheet contains, in volume fraction, 3% or more of a retained austenite phase, 50% or less of a ferrite phase, and 40% or more of a hard phase, average dislocation density is 5×1013/m2 or more, solid-solution C amount contained in the retained austenite phase is in mass % 0.70 to 1.00%, X-ray random intensity ratio of FCC iron in an texture of the retained austenite phase is 3.0 or less, ratio between a grain diameter relative to a rolling direction and a grain diameter relative to a sheet width direction of the retained austenite phase is 0.75 to 1.33.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Hiroyuki Ban, Kaoru Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140234659
    Abstract: A hot-dip galvanizing layer or an alloyed hot dip galvanizing layer is formed on the surface of a base steel sheet in which in volume fraction, 40 to 90% of a ferrite phase and 5% or less of a retained austenite phase are contained, and a ratio of non-recrystallized ferrite to the entire ferrite phase is 50% or less in volume fraction, and further a grain diameter ratio being a value of, of crystal grains in the ferrite phase, an average grain diameter in the rolling direction divided by an average grain diameter in the sheet width direction is 0.75 to 1.33, a length ratio being a value of, of hard structures dispersed in island shapes, an average length in the rolling direction divided by an average length in the sheet width direction is 0.75 to 1.33, and an average aspect ratio of inclusions is 5.0 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Hiroyuki Ban, Kaoru Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140227555
    Abstract: A base steel sheet has a hot-dip galvanized layer formed on a surface thereof, in which, in a steel sheet structure in a range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered around ¼ thickness of a sheet thickness from a surface, a volume fraction of a retained austenite phase is 5% or less, and a total volume fraction of phases of bainite, bainitic ferrite, fresh martensite, and tempered martensite is 40% or more, an average effective crystal grain diameter is 5.0 ?m or less, a maximum effective crystal grain diameter is 20 ?m or less, and a decarburized layer with a thickness of 0.01 ?m to 10.0 ?m is formed on a surface layer portion, in which a density of oxides dispersed in the decarburized layer is 1.0×1012 to 1.0×1016 oxides/m2, and an average grain diameter of the oxides is 500 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Naoki Maruyama, Akinobu Murasato, Akinobu Minami, Takeshi Yasui, Takuya Kuwayama, Hiroyuki Ban, Kaoru Hiramatsu