Patents by Inventor Kazuaki Nakano

Kazuaki Nakano 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: 20190377058
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for a road side zone includes a wireless communication circuit that forms beams in plural different directions in a time division scheme in an area which includes plural routes. The wireless communication device for a road side zone includes a recording circuit that records time transition in the direction of the beam used by the wireless communication circuit, which forms the beams in the plural different directions in a time division scheme, for wireless communication with a second wireless communication device provided to a mobile apparatus which moves on any of the plural routes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: KOSEI NAKANO, MASATAKA IRIE, TAKENORI SAKAMOTO, HIROYUKI MOTOZUKA, KAZUAKI TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10364478
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bainite-containing-type high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet. The steel sheet, containing C: greater than 0.07 to 0.2%, Si: 0.001 to 2.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 4%, P: 0.15% or less, S: 0.03% or less, N: 0.01% or less, Al: 0.001 to 2% and a balance being composed of Fe and impurities, has an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group at a sheet thickness center portion being a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet is 4.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 4.8 or less, an average crystal grain diameter is 10 ?m or less and vTrs is ?20° C. or lower, and a microstructure is composed of 35% or less in a structural fraction of pro-eutectoid ferrite and a balance of a low-temperature transformation generating phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yokoi, Hiroshi Shuto, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kazuaki Nakano, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10267285
    Abstract: A rotary drive apparatus includes a housing having a housing hole defined therein, a cylindrical rotor being disposed in the housing hole, a working fluid passage through which a working fluid for applying a fluid pressure to one end face of the rotor flows, a motion limiting unit configured to limit motion of the rotor toward another end thereof, and an output shaft configured to extract rotary power of the rotor out of the rotary drive apparatus. A predetermined gap for the working fluid to flow therethrough is created between an outer circumferential surface of the rotor and a wall surface defining the housing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: YUGEN KAISHA NAKANOSEISAKUSHO, NS CREATION LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10266928
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet satisfies that an average pole density of an orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110> is 1.0 to 5.0, a pole density of a crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 4.0, a Lankford-value rC in a direction perpendicular to a rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.50, and a Lankford-value r30 in a direction making an angle of 30° with the rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.50. Moreover, the cold-rolled steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, by area %, a ferrite and a bainite of 30% to 99% in total and a martensite of 1% to 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kohichi Sano, Hiroshi Yoshida, Toshio Ogawa, Kunio Hayashi, Kazuaki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10167539
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel sheet wherein an average pole density of orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110> is 1.0 to 5.0 and pole density of crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 4.0. The hot-rolled steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, by area %, 30% to 99% ferrite and bainite in total, and 1% to 70% martensite. The hot-rolled steel sheet satisfies Expression 1: dia?13 ?m, and also satisfies Expression 2: TS/fM×dis/dia?500, wherein an area fraction of the martensite is defined as fM in unit of area %, an average size of the martensite is defined as dia in unit of ?m, an average distance between the martensite is defined as dis in unit of ?m, and tensile strength of the steel sheet is defined as TS in unit of MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Sano, Kunio Hayashi, Kazuaki Nakano, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10060006
    Abstract: This high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet contains, in mass %, C: 0.02% to 0.20%; Si: 0.001% to 2.5%; Mn: 0.01% to 4.0%; P: 0.001% to 0.15%; S: 0.0005% to 0.03%; Al: 0.001% to 2.0%; N: 0.0005% to 0.01%; and O: 0.0005% to 0.01%; in which Si+Al is limited to less than 1.0%, and a balance being composed of iron and inevitable impurities, in which an area ratio of bainite in a metal structure is 95% or more, at a sheet thickness center portion being a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet, an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group is 4.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 5.0 or less, and a mean volume diameter of crystal grains in the metal structure is 7 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Suwa, Kazuaki Nakano, Kunio Hayashi, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kohichi Sano
  • Patent number: 9988697
    Abstract: This high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet having excellent local deformability contains, in mass %, C: 0.07% to 0.20%; Si: 0.001% to 2.5%; Mn: 0.01% to 4.0%; P: 0.001% to 0.15%; S: 0.0005% to 0.03%; Al: 0.001% to 2.0%; N: 0.0005% to 0.01%; and O: 0.0005% to 0.01%; and a balance being composed of iron and inevitable impurities, in which an area ratio of bainite in a metal structure is 95% or more, at a sheet thickness center portion being a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet, an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group is 4.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 5.0 or less, and a mean volume diameter of crystal grains in the metal structure is 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL AND SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Suwa, Kazuaki Nakano, Kunio Hayashi, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kohichi Sano
  • Patent number: 9797024
    Abstract: In a hot-rolled steel sheet, an average pole density of an orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110>, which is represented by an arithmetic average of pole density of each orientation of {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {112}<110>, and {223}<110> in a center portion of a sheet thickness which is a range of the sheet thickness of ? to ? from a surface of the steel sheet, is 1.0 or more and 4.0 or less, the pole density of a crystal orientation of {332}<113> is 1.0 or more and 4.8 or less, an average grain size in a center in the sheet thickness is 10 ?m or less, and a microstructure includes, by a structural fraction, pearlite more than 6% and ferrite in the balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yokoi, Hiroshi Shuto, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kazuaki Nakano, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9752217
    Abstract: In a hot-rolled steel sheet, an average pole density of an orientation group {100}<011> to {223}<110>, which is represented by an arithmetic mean of pole densities of orientations {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {112}<110>, and {223}<110> is 1.0 to 4.0 and a pole density of a crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 4.8, in a thickness center portion which is a thickness range of ? to ? from the surface of the steel sheet; an average grain size in the thickness center portion is less than or equal to 10 ?m and a grain size of cementite precipitating in a grain boundary of the steel sheet is less than or equal to 2 ?m; and an average grain size of precipitates containing TiC in grains is less than or equal to 3 nm and a number density per unit volume is greater than or equal to 1×1016 grains/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yokoi, Hiroshi Shuto, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kazuaki Nakano, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9719151
    Abstract: A steel sheet includes, by mass %: C: 0.020% to 0.080%; Si: 0.01% to 0.10%; Mn: 0.80% to 1.80%; and Al: more than 0.10% and less than 0.40%; and further includes: Nb: 0.005% to 0.095%; and Ti: 0.005% to 0.095%, in which a total amount of Nb and Ti is 0.030% to 0.100%, and the steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, ferrite, bainite, and other phases, an area fraction of the ferrite is 80% to 95%, an area fraction of the bainite is 5% to 20%, a total fraction of the other phases is less than 3%, a tensile strength is 590 MPa or more, and a fatigue strength ratio as a fatigue strength to the tensile strength is 0.45 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kunio Hayashi, Toshio Ogawa, Koichi Goto, Kazuaki Nakano
  • Publication number: 20170191140
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel sheet wherein an average pole density of orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110> is 1.0 to 5.0 and pole density of crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 4.0. The hot-rolled steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, by area %, 30% to 99% ferrite and bainite in total, and 1% to 70% martensite. The hot-rolled steel sheet satisfies Expression 1: dia?13 ?m, and also satisfies Expression 2: TS/fM×dis/dia?500, wherein an area fraction of the martensite is defined as fM in unit of area %, an average size of the martensite is defined as dia in unit of ?m, an average distance between the martensite is defined as dis in unit of ?m, and tensile strength of the steel sheet is defined as TS in unit of MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi SANO, Kunio HAYASHI, Kazuaki NAKANO, Riki OKAMOTO, Nobuhiro FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20170183756
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet satisfies that an average pole density of an orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110> is 1.0 to 5.0, a pole density of a crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 4.0, a Lankford-value rC in a direction perpendicular to a rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.50, and a Lankford-value r30 in a direction making an angle of 30° with the rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.50. Moreover, the cold-rolled steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, by area %, a ferrite and a bainite of 30% to 99% in total and a martensite of 1% to 70%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri TODA, Riki OKAMOTO, Nobuhiro FUJITA, Kohichi SANO, Hiroshi YOSHIDA, Toshio OGAWA, Kunio HAYASHI, Kazuaki NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20170130294
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bainite-containing-type high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet. The steel sheet, containing C: greater than 0.07 to 0.2%, Si: 0.001 to 2.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 4%, P: 0.15% or less, S: 0.03% or less, N: 0.01% or less, Al: 0.001 to 2% and a balance being composed of Fe and impurities, has an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group at a sheet thickness center portion being a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet is 4.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 4.8 or less, an average crystal grain diameter is 10 ?m or less and vTrs is ?20° C. or lower, and a microstructure is composed of 35% or less in a structural fraction of pro-eutectoid ferrite and a balance of a low-temperature transformation generating phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo YOKOI, Hiroshi SHUTO, Riki OKAMOTO, Nobuhiro FUJITA, Kazuaki NAKANO, Takeshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9631265
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel sheet satisfies that average pole density of orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110> is 1.0 to 5.0 and pole density of crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 4.0. Moreover, the hot-rolled steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, by area %, ferrite and bainite of 30% to 99% in total and martensite of 1% to 70%. Moreover, the hot-rolled steel sheet satisfies following Expressions 1 and 2 when area fraction of the martensite is defined as fM in unit of area %, average size of the martensite is defined as dia in unit of ?m, average distance between the martensite is defined as dis in unit of ?m, and tensile strength of the steel sheet is defined as TS in unit of MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL, SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Sano, Kunio Hayashi, Kazuaki Nakano, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 9587287
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bainite-containing-type high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet. The steel sheet, containing C: greater than 0.07 to 0.2%, Si: 0.001 to 2.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 4%, P: 0.15% or less, S: 0.03% or less, N: 0.01% or less, Al: 0.001 to 2% and a balance being composed of Fe and impurities, has an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group at a sheet thickness center portion being a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet is 4.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 4.8 or less, an average crystal grain diameter is 10 ?m or less and vTrs is ?20° C. or lower, and a microstructure is composed of 35% or less in a structural fraction of pro-eutectoid ferrite and a balance of a low-temperature transformation generating phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL AND SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yokoi, Hiroshi Shuto, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kazuaki Nakano, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9567658
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet satisfies that an average pole density of an orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110> is 1.0 to 5.0, a pole density of a crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 4.0, a Lankford-value rC in a direction perpendicular to a rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.50, and a Lankford-value r30 in a direction making an angle of 30° with the rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.50. Moreover, the cold-rolled steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, by area %, a ferrite and a bainite of 30% to 99% in total and a martensite of 1% to 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kohichi Sano, Hiroshi Yoshida, Toshio Ogawa, Kunio Hayashi, Kazuaki Nakano
  • Publication number: 20160355899
    Abstract: In a hot-rolled steel sheet, an average pole density of an orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110>, which is represented by an arithmetic average of pole density of each orientation of {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {112}<110>, and {223}<110> in a center portion of a sheet thickness which is a range of the sheet thickness of ? to ? from a surface of the steel sheet, is 1.0 or more and 4.0 or less, the pole density of a crystal orientation of {332}<113> is 1.0 or more and 4.8 or less, an average grain size in a center in the sheet thickness is 10 ?m or less, and a microstructure includes, by a structural fraction, pearlite more than 6% and ferrite in the balance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo YOKOI, Hiroshi SHUTO, Riki OKAMOTO, Nobuhiro FUJITA, Kazuaki NAKANO, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9512508
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet having excellent stretch flangeability and precision punchability containing predetermined components and a balance being composed of iron and inevitable impurities, in which in a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet, an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group represented by respective crystal orientations of {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {113}<110>, {112}<110>, {335}<110>, and {223}<110> is 6.5 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 5.0 or less, and a metal structure contains, in terms of an area ratio, greater than 5% of pearlite, the sum of bainite and martensite limited to less than 5%, and a balance composed of ferrite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL AND SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shuto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Tatsuo Yokoi, Riki Okamoto, Kazuaki Nakano, Shinichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9453269
    Abstract: In a hot-rolled steel sheet, an average pole density of an orientation group of {100}<011> to {223}<110>, which is represented by an arithmetic average of pole density of each orientation of {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {112}<110>, and {223}<110> in a center portion of a sheet thickness which is a range of the sheet thickness of ? to ? from a surface of the steel sheet, is 1.0 or more and 4.0 or less, the pole density of a crystal orientation of {332}<113> is 1.0 or more and 4.8 or less, an average grain size in a center in the sheet thickness is 10 ?m or less, and a microstructure includes, by a structural fraction, pearlite more than 6% and ferrite in the balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yokoi, Hiroshi Shuto, Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kazuaki Nakano, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20160230245
    Abstract: This high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet contains, in mass %, C: 0.02% to 0.20%; Si: 0.001% to 2.5%; Mn: 0.01% to 4.0%; P: 0.001% to 0.15%; S: 0.0005% to 0.03%; Al: 0.001% to 2.0%; N: 0.0005% to 0.01%; and O: 0.0005% to 0.01%; in which Si+Al is limited to less than 1.0%, and a balance being composed of iron and inevitable impurities, in which an area ratio of bainite in a metal structure is 95% or more, at a sheet thickness center portion being a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet, an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group is 4.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113> crystal orientation is 5.0 or less, and a mean volume diameter of crystal grains in the metal structure is 7 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SUWA, Kazuaki NAKANO, Kunio HAYASHI, Riki OKAMOTO, Nobuhiro FUJITA, Kohichi SANO