Patents by Inventor Kazuya Ikai

Kazuya Ikai 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: 20210138591
    Abstract: A wire for gas-shielded arc welding includes, based on a total mass of the wire: C: 0.01 mass % or more and 0.10 mass % or less, Si: 0.05 mass % or more and 0.55 mass % or less, Mn: 1.60 mass % or more and 2.40 mass % or less, Ti: 0.05 mass % or more and 0.25 mass % or less, Cu: 0.01 mass % or more and 0.30 mass % or less, S: 0.001 mass % or more and 0.020 mass % or less, N: 0.0045 mass % or more and 0.0150 mass % or less, Al: 0.10 mass % or less, and P: 0.025 mass % or less, with the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities. In the wire, the following relationship is satisfied: 0.1?[Ti]/[Si]?3.0, where [Si] is the content of Si (mass %) and [Ti] is the content of Ti (mass %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kazuya IKAI, Hikaru KINASHI, Yasuyuki YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20200306896
    Abstract: A gas shielded arc welding wire contains, based on total mass of the wire in terms of mass %: C: 0.01% to 0.50%; Si: 0.01% to 1.50%; Mn: 0.10% to 2.50%; Cr: 5% to 15%; Ni: 0.05% to 1.50%; Mo: 0.1% to 2.0%; V: 0.1% to 1.0%; Nb: 0.01% to 0.20%; REM: 0.001% to 0.050%; S: 0.0010% to 0.0200%; and O: 0.025% or less (including 0%), which satisfies the following relationship: 3.0?(Nb+10×REM)/(S+O)?200.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kazuya IKAI, Tetsunao IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200130086
    Abstract: A gas shielded arc welding method includes welding a steel sheet with a tensile strength of 780 MPa or more using a shielding gas containing Ar in an amount of 92 vol. % to 99.5 vol. %. In the gas shielded arc welding method, a value calculated from the following expression (1) is 0.20 or more: {?v/(D/2)2}×10?{(100?CAr)×I/v}×0.1 . . . (1), where CAr represents an Ar content (vol. %) in the shielding gas, D represents an inner diameter (mm) of a nozzle from which the shielding gas is supplied, v represents a welding speed (cm/min), and I represents a welding current (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Yamasaki, Kazuya Ikai, Masaaki Tanaka, Mitsugi Fukahori
  • Patent number: 10359090
    Abstract: A compression coil spring having high durability can be provided by using an inexpensive wire material. The present invention provides a compression coil spring formed by using a steel wire material, the steel wire material made of C: 0.45 to 0.85 mass %, Si: 0.15 to 2.5 mass %, Mn: 0.3 to 1.0 mass %, Fe and inevitable impurities as a remainder, and a circle-equivalent diameter of 1.5 to 9.0 mm, wherein hardness of a freely selected cross-section of the wire material is 570 to 700 HV, and at an inner diameter side of the coil spring, unloaded compressive residual stress at a depth of 0.2 mm from a surface in an approximate maximal main stress direction in a case in which compressive load is loaded on the spring is 200 MPa or more, and unloaded compressive residual stress at a depth of 0.4 mm from surface is 100 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Ikai, Tohru Shiraishi, Yuichiro Ono, Yoshiki Ono
  • Publication number: 20170029923
    Abstract: The present invention provides a weld metal that exhibits excellent strength and toughness as well as excellent SR cracking resistance that can prevent SR cracking not only at a high temperature of about 690° C. but also at around 600° C., at which temperature SR cracking tends to occur. The weld metal of the present invention includes, C: 0.06 to 0.10%, Si: 0.4 to 0.6%, Mn: 0.5 to 1.0%, Cr: 1.8 to 3.0%, Mo: 0.8 to 1.2%, Ti: 0.02 to 0.08%, B: 0.002% or less (including 0%), N: 0.005 to 0.01%, and O: 0.03 to 0.07%, with the balance being iron and inevitable impurities, wherein the weld metal satisfies the following inequality expression (1): 3.0?13×[C]+[Cr]+160×[B]?4.0??(1) where [C] is a C content, [Cr] is a Cr content, and [B] is a B content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yoshitomi OKAZAKI, Hidenori NAKO, Ken YAMASHITA, Kazuya IKAI
  • Patent number: 9260773
    Abstract: A titanium alloy has high strength and superior workability and is preferably used for various structural materials for automobiles, etc. The titanium alloy is obtained by the following production method. An alloy having a structure of ?? martensite phase is hot worked at conditions at which dynamic recrystallization occurs. The working is performed at a heating rate of 50 to 800° C./second at a strain rate of 0.01 to 10/second when the temperature is 700 to 800° C. or at a strain rate of 0.1 to 10/second when the temperature is more than 800° C. and less than 1000° C. so as to provide a strain of not less than 0.5. Thus, equiaxed crystals with an average grain size of less than 1000 nm are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignees: NHK SPRING CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sang-Hak Lee, Yoshiki Ono, Kazuya Ikai, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Akihiko Chiba
  • Publication number: 20140306389
    Abstract: A compression coil spring having high durability can be provided by using an inexpensive wire material. The present invention provides a compression coil spring formed by using a steel wire material, the steel wire material made of C: 0.45 to 0.85 mass %, Si: 0.15 to 2.5 mass %, Mn: 0.3 to 1.0 mass %, Fe and inevitable impurities as a remainder, and a circle-equivalent diameter of 1.5 to 9.0 mm, wherein hardness of a freely selected cross-section of the wire material is 570 to 700 HV, and at an inner diameter side of the coil spring, unloaded compressive residual stress at a depth of 0.2 mm from a surface in an approximate maximal main stress direction in a case in which compressive load is loaded on the spring is 200 MPa or more, and unloaded compressive residual stress at a depth of 0.4 mm from surface is 100 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Ikai, Tohru Shiraishi, Yuichiro Ono, Yoshiki Ono
  • Publication number: 20120168042
    Abstract: A titanium alloy has high strength and superior workability and is preferably used for various structural materials for automobiles, etc. The titanium alloy is obtained by the following production method. An alloy having a structure of ?? martensite phase is hot worked at conditions at which dynamic recrystallization occurs. The working is performed at a heating rate of 50 to 800° C./second at a strain rate of 0.01 to 10/second when the temperature is 700 to 800° C. or at a strain rate of 0.1 to 10/second when the temperature is more than 800° C. and less than 1000° C. so as to provide a strain of not less than 0.5. Thus, equiaxed crystals with an average grain size of less than 1000 nm are obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Hak Lee, Yoshiki Ono, Kazuya Ikai, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Akihiko Chiba
  • Publication number: 20070012382
    Abstract: The invention provides a steel product excellent in corrosion resistance and corrosion fatigue resistance, comprising a, coating film on the surface of the steel product, wherein a ratio of the number of Al atoms to the total number of Fe, C, Al, P and O atoms and optionally added Si, Mn and Cr atoms is 0.5% or more in an average composition of the coating film, and the number of Al atoms in the average composition of the coating film is higher than the number of Al atoms in an average composition of the steel pro duct before surface treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: Takeshi Suzuki, Yoshiki Ono, Kazuya Ikai