Patents by Inventor Kengo Takeda

Kengo Takeda 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: 20230027336
    Abstract: Provided is an evaporation apparatus configured to form an organic layer made from organic material on a substrate, the apparatus including: a container configured to contain the organic material, at least a portion of which is composed of conductor; a heating coil disposed around the container; a DC power supply; an inverter connected to the DC power supply; a primary coil connected to the inverter; and a secondary coil connected to the heating coil, wherein the primary coil and the secondary coil form a matching transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Takeda, Hiroshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11555234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to steel sheet realizing both formability and weldability. The steel sheet of the present invention is characterized in that at a surface layer part of a region down to 30 ?m from the surface of the steel sheet in the sheet thickness direction, Si oxide grains are present in 3000 to 6000/mm2 in number density, an average of natural logarithms of the particle sizes of the Si oxide grains measured in ?m units is ?2.0 to ?1.2, the standard error of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes is 0.6 or less, and the number of Si oxide grains with deviations of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes from the average larger than 2 times the standard error is 5% or less of the total number of Si oxide grains and at a position of ½ of the thickness of the steel sheet, the number density of the Si oxide grains is 1000/mm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Suzuki, Kengo Takeda
  • Publication number: 20230001711
    Abstract: A printer includes a platen, a first head, a second head, and an illumination device. In a normal print mode, the first head, the second head, and the illumination device are moved relatively with respect to the platen in a main scanning direction, in a state in which a distance between the platen and a predetermined position of the illumination device in the height direction is a first distance, and the ink is ejected onto an object to be printed placed on the platen and the light is irradiated onto the ejected ink. In a gloss print mode, the first head, the second head, and the illumination device are moved relatively with respect to the platen in the main scanning direction, in a state in which the distance between the platen and the predetermined position in the height direction is a second distance larger than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Kengo TAKEDA, Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Kosuke NUKUI, Kenta HASEBE
  • Publication number: 20230001712
    Abstract: A printer includes a platen, a first head, a second head, a first lamp, and a second lamp. The first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp are moved relatively with respect to the platen in a main scanning direction, and the platen is moved from the second head toward the first head relatively with respect to the first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp, repeatedly. The second head ejects the second ink onto the object to be printed placed on the platen while the first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp are moving in the main scanning direction. The first lamp irradiates light onto the second ink on the object to be printed while the first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp are moving in the main scanning direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Kosuke NUKUI, Kenta HASEBE, Kengo TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20230002846
    Abstract: This steel sheet has a specific chemical composition, the tensile strength is 1300 MPa or more, the ratio (R/t) of the limit bend radius to the sheet thickness is less than 3.5, when a depth position of 30 ?m from the surface in the sheet thickness direction is defined as a position A and a depth position of ¼ of the sheet thickness from the surface in the sheet thickness direction is defined as a position B, the number density of AIN at the position A is 3000 pieces/mm2 or more and 6000 pieces/mm2 or less, a metallographic structure at the position B includes 90% or more of martensite by volume percentage, and the hardness at the position A is 1.20 times or higher than the hardness at the position B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya SUZUKI, Kengo TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220389531
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, in which a microstructure in a ¼ width portion, a microstructure in a ½ width portion, and a microstructure in a ¾ width portion, include, by area %, ferrite: 80% or more, martensite: 2% or less, and residual austenite: 2% or less, in which a proportion of unrecrystallized ferrite in the ferrite is 5% to 60%, an average grain size of carbonitrides is 6.0 nm to 30.0 nm, and Expressions (2) to (5) are satisfied. ?SF/?SF?0.10??(2) ?dF/?dF?0.20??(3) ?SUF?20??(4) ?dC/?dC?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAWATA, Kengo TAKEDA, Eriko TSUKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11472159
    Abstract: A high strength steel sheet comprising a center part of sheet thickness and a surface soft part formed at one side or two sides of the center part of sheet thickness, having metal structures of the center part of sheet thickness comprising, by area ratio, tempered martensite: 85% or more, one or more of ferrite, bainite, pearlite, and retained austenite: total of less than 15%, and as-quenched martensite: less than 5%, and additionally having metal structures of the surface soft part comprising, by area ratio, ferrite: 65% or more, pearlite: 5% or more and less than 20%, one or more of tempered martensite, bainite, and retained austenite: total of less than 10%, and as-quenched martensite: less than 5%, wherein a Vickers hardness (Hc) of the center part of sheet thickness and a Vickers hardness (Hs) of the surface soft part satisfy 0.50?Hs/Hc?0.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Nakano, Kengo Takeda, Hiroyuki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20220314661
    Abstract: A movable assembly configured to move a table in a first direction is provided. The movable assembly includes a first link member including a first elongated member and a second elongated member coupled in an X formation, a second link member including a third elongated member and a fourth elongated member coupled in the X formation, a first frame member, a second frame member, and a rotatable member being a threaded rod. The first frame member includes a first supporting portion and a first guiding portion, which support ends of the first, second, third, and fourth elongated members on one side rotatably. The second frame member includes a second supporting portion and a second guiding portion, which support other ends of the first, second, third, and fourth elongated members located on the other side movably in the third direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Kengo TAKEDA, Takayuki AKIMATSU, Takahiro NISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220290269
    Abstract: This steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, the metallographic structure includes, by an area ratio, ferrite, bainite and pearlite: 0 to 10% in total, residual austenite: 1 to 15%, and a remainder that is martensite, and a proportion of martensite or residual austenite having a width of 50 nm to 2 ?m present at a prior austenite grain boundary is 70% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eriko TSUKAMOTO, Kengo TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220282351
    Abstract: Provided are: a steel sheet having a high strength and excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance; and a method of producing the same. The steel sheet has prescribed chemical composition and structure, in which a standard deviation ? of Mn concentration satisfies ??0.15 Mnave (wherein, Mnave represents an average Mn concentration) and a region with a Mn concentration of higher than (Mnave+1.3?) has a circle-equivalent diameter of less than 10.0 ?m. The method of producing the steel sheet includes: the hot rolling step that includes finish rolling a slab having a prescribed chemical composition under prescribed conditions; the step of coiling the thus obtained hot-rolled steel sheet at a coiling temperature of 450 to 700° C.; and the step of cold rolling the hot-rolled steel sheet and subsequently annealing this steel sheet at 800 to 900° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo TAKEDA, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Takafumi YOKOYAMA, Katsuya NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220267874
    Abstract: A steel sheet having a tensile strength of 1100 MPa or more and excellent in crash resistance, having a micro-structure containing tempered martensite: 95 vol. % or more, wherein in a cross section parallel to a sheet-thickness direction of the steel sheet, when a sheet thickness is denoted by t, in a 300-?m-square region centered about a t/2 point, a standard deviation of Vickers hardnesses that are measured under a load of 9.8 N at 30 points is 30 or less, wherein when a 100-?m-square region centered about a t/2 point is divided into 10×10, 100 subregions, and at a center of each of the subregions, a nano hardness is measured under a maximum load of 1 mN, out of the subregions, the number of subregions each of which makes a difference in nano hardness of 3 GPa or more from any one of eight surrounding subregions is 10 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Kengo TAKEDA, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Akihiro UENISHI, Yuya SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11408045
    Abstract: There is provided a steel sheet including an inner layer and a hard layer formed on one or both surfaces of the inner layer, wherein each content of C and Mn in the hard layer is more than each content of C and Mn in the inner layer, a thickness of the hard layer is 20 ?m or more and a total of the thickness of the hard layer is ? or less of the entire sheet thickness, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the hard layer is 400 HV or more and less than 800 HV, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the inner layer is 350 HV or more and is 50 HV or more smaller than a hardness of the hard layer, and a screw dislocation density of the inner layer is 2.0×1013 m/m3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Takeda, Riki Okamoto, Kazuo Hikida, Katsuya Nakano, Yuya Suzuki, Genki Abukawa
  • Patent number: 11407925
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet of an embodiment of the present disclosure is an adhesive sheet including: a rigid resin film having a thickness of 80 micrometers to 500 micrometers, and a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer being disposed on or above a surface of the rigid resin film, wherein the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer includes elastic resin microspheres having a volume average particle diameter of 110 micrometers or greater and a tacky binder, and the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer has an uneven surface due to the presence of the microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Abe, Kengo Imamura, Katsuya Ono, Yoshihiko Takeda, Takeo Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20220242131
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus, having a discharging head, a fan, and a controller, is provided. The discharging head includes a discharging surface and a plurality of nozzles arranged along a sub-scanning direction, which intersects orthogonally with a main scanning direction. The discharging head is configured to move in the main scanning direction. The fan is configured to generate an airflow for collecting mist of ink discharged through the nozzles. The controller is configured to obtain a droplet size of the ink to be discharged through the nozzles from one of a print job and a printing mode set in advance, obtain a distance between the discharging surface and a printable medium, and control a rotation speed of the fan based on the droplet size and the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Kenta HASEBE, Kengo TAKEDA, Yumiko OSHIKA
  • Publication number: 20220195556
    Abstract: A steel sheet including a steel micro-structure containing, in volume fraction, tempered martensite: 85% or more, retained austenite: 5% or more to less than 15%, and ferrite, pearlite, bainite, and as-quenched martensite being less than 10% in total, when contents of Mn and C in the retained austenite are denoted by MnA and CA, and when contents of Mn and C in a matrix are denoted by MnM and CM, respectively, following Formulas (1) to (3) are satisfied, and the number of carbides having an equivalent circle radius of 0.1 ?m or more is 100 or less in a region measuring 20000 ?m2, and the steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1100 MPa or more. The steel sheet is excellent in crash resistance and formability. MnA/MnM?1.2??(1) CA/CM?5.0??(2) CA?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Kengo TAKEDA, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Akihiro UENISHI
  • Publication number: 20220186337
    Abstract: This steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, in which the area ratio of plate martensite is 10% or more, the average grain size of prior austenite grains is 2.0 ?m to 10.0 ?m, the maximum diameter thereof is 20.0 ?m or less, the amount of solid solution C in martensite is 0.20 mass % or less, the average carbide size is 0.25 ?m or less, the crystal orientation difference between plate martensite and another martensite adjacent thereto in the same prior austenite grain is 10.0° or less, and the P concentration at grain boundaries of the prior austenite grains is 4.0 at % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi SANO, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Kengo TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220177994
    Abstract: Provided is a steel sheet having a predetermined chemical composition and structure wherein (Fe, Mn)2 B precipitates having a circle equivalent diameter of 50 to 300 nm are present in a number density of 1/500 ?m2 or more in a surface layer region down to a depth of 100 ?m from the surface in the sheet thickness direction. Further, provided is a method for producing a steel sheet comprising continuously casting a molten steel having a predetermined chemical composition to form a steel slab, wherein the continuously casting includes introducing more than 10 ppm and less than 100 ppm of oxygen into the surface layer of the steel slab, hot rolling including finish rolling the steel slab, wherein a completion temperature of the finish rolling is 650 to 950° C., coiling the obtained hot rolled steel sheet at a coiling temperature of 400 to 700° C., and cold rolling the hot rolled steel sheet, then annealing it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo TAKEDA, Yuya SUZUKI, Toyomitsu NAKAMURA, Seiji FURUSAKO
  • Publication number: 20220145417
    Abstract: Provided are: a steel sheet having a high strength and excellent stretch formability; and a method of producing the same. The steel sheet has prescribed chemical composition and structure, in which the integration degree of the (111)<112> orientation of ferrite is 3.0 or higher, and the integration degree of the (252)<2-11> orientation of martensite and tempered martensite is 5.0 or lower. The method of producing the steel sheet includes: the step of continuously casting a molten steel having the prescribed chemical composition, and performing 5 to 40% rolling reduction at a temperature of 800° C. to lower than 1,200° C. in a period after the continuous casting until cooling to room temperature; the hot rolling step of performing hot rolling with a finishing temperature of 650 to 950° C.; the step of coiling the resulting hot-rolled steel sheet at a coiling temperature of 400 to 700° C.; the step of retaining the hot-rolled steel sheet at (coiling start temperature+20° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo TAKEDA, Hitoshi NIKAIDO, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Takafumi YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220119928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to steel sheet realizing both formability and weldability. The steel sheet of the present invention is characterized in that at a surface layer part of a region down to 30 ?m from the surface of the steel sheet in the sheet thickness direction, Si oxide grains are present in 3000 to 6000/mm2 in number density, an average of natural logarithms of the particle sizes of the Si oxide grains measured in m units is ?2.0 to ?1.2, the standard error of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes is 0.6 or less, and the number of Si oxide grains with deviations of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes from the average larger than 2 times the standard error is 5% or less of the total number of Si oxide grains and at a position of ½ of the thickness of the steel sheet, the number density of the Si oxide grains is 1000/mm2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya SUZUKI, Kengo TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 11274356
    Abstract: A steel sheet having a chemical composition of the base metal including, in mass %, C: 0.17 to 0.40%, Si: 0.10 to 2.50%, Mn: 1.00 to 10.00%, P: 0.001 to 0.03%, S: 0.0001 to 0.02%, Al: 0.001 to 2.50%, N: 0.0001 to 0.010%, O: 0.0001 to 0.010%, Ti: 0 to 0.10%, Nb: 0 to 0.10%, V: 0 to 0.10%, B: 0 to 0.010%, Cr: 0 to 2.00%, Ni: 0 to 2.00%, Cu: 0 to 2.00%, Mo: 0 to 2.00%, Ca: 0 to 0.50%, Mg: 0 to 0.50%, REM: 0 to 0.50%, the balance: Fe and impurities, wherein the steel sheet has an internal oxidized layer in which at least one part of a crystal grain boundary is covered by oxides, and in which a grain boundary coverage ratio of oxides is 60% or more in a region from the surface of the base metal to a depth of 5.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Takeda, Kunio Hayashi, Akihiro Uenishi, Hiroyuki Kawata, Chisato Yoshinaga, Yasunobu Miyazaki, Toyomitsu Nakamura