Patents by Inventor Kousuke Kuwabara

Kousuke Kuwabara 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: 20210040591
    Abstract: An additive layer manufactured hot work tool according to the present disclosure includes a component composition of by mass %, C: 0.3-0.5% to Si: 2.0% or less, Mn: 1.5% or less, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.05% or less, Cr: 3.0 to 6.0%, 1 or 2 kinds of compounds of Mo and W, a relation between Mo and W being represented by a relational expression of (Mo+1/2W): 0.5 to 3.5%, V: 0.1 to 1.5%, Ni: 0 to 1.0%, Co: 0 to 1.0%, and Nb: 0 to 0.3%, and with Fe and an unavoidable impurity as a remainder, and an area ratio of defects having an area of 1 ?m2 or more is 0.6% or less in a cross section parallel to the amination direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Norihide FUKUZAWA, Kouichi SAKAMAKI, Yousuke NAKANO, Shiho FUKUMOTO, Kazuya SAITO, Kousuke KUWABARA
  • Publication number: 20200399747
    Abstract: Provided are a laminate shaped article made of a maraging steel and having excellent toughness, a method for manufacturing the same, and a metal powder for laminate shaping. The laminate shaped article is made of a maraging steel comprising 0.1-5.0 mass % of Ti. When sis is performed on concentration distribution of Ti in a cross section parallel to a lamination direction of the above laminate shaped article, a length of a linear Ti-rich portion having a Ti concentration B of (1.5×A) or more with respect to an average Ti concentration A in the cross section is 15 ?m or less. In addition, the method for manufacturing the laminate shaped article uses a metal powder made of a maraging steel comprising 0.1-5.0 mass % of Ti, and a heat source output is set to 50-330 W and a scanning speed is set to 480-3000 mm/sec during the laminate shaping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Norihide FUKUZAWA, Koichi Sakamaki, Yousuke NAKANO, Kousuke KUWABARA, Shiho FUKUMOTO, Kazuya SAITO
  • Patent number: 10787725
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide: an HEA article that has excellent homogeneity in the alloy composition and microstructure as well as significant shape controllability, using an HEA with significant mechanical strength and high corrosion resistance; a method for manufacturing the HEA article; and a product using the HEA article. There is provided an HEA article comprising: Co, Cr, Fe, Ni, and Ti elements, each element in content of 5 to 35 atomic %; more than 0 atomic % to 8 atomic % of Mo %; and remainder substances of unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Fujieda, Kousuke Kuwabara, Mamoru Hirota, Kinya Aota, Takahiko Kato, Akihiko Chiba, Yuichiro Koizumi, Kenta Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20200290118
    Abstract: An objective of the invention to provide an alloy article that exhibits even better mechanical properties and/or even higher corrosion resistance than conventional high entropy articles without sacrificing the attractive properties thereof, a product formed of the alloy article, and a fluid machine having the product. An alloy article according to the invention has a predetermined chemical composition comprising: Co, Cr, Fe, Ni and Ti, each within a range of 5 atomic % or more and 35 atomic % or less; Mo within a range of more than 0 atomic % and less than 8 atomic %; an element with a larger atomic radius than the atomic radiuses of Co, Cr, Fe and Ni within a range of more than 0 atomic % and 4 atomic % or less; and a balance of inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Meichuan CHEN, Tadashi FUJIEDA, Kousuke KUWABARA
  • Publication number: 20200277687
    Abstract: Provided is a heat-resistant titanium (Ti) alloy member having excellent mechanical characteristics and oxidation resistance at high temperatures and having less mechanical anisotropy, a method for producing such a titanium alloy member, and a product including such an alloy member. A titanium-based alloy member includes titanium (Ti) as a major element and at least 0.5 to 2.0 mass % of boron (B) and has a dispersion of fiber-like TiB particles precipitated in a polycrystal matrix phase, the TiB particles each having a long axis of 1 to 10 ?m and a short axis of 0.01 to 0.5 ?m or less and having an aspect ratio of 2 to 1000, the TiB particles precipitating in a crystallographically random direction in each of crystal grains of the matrix phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicants: HITACHI, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tadashi FUJIEDA, Kousuke KUWABARA, Atsuhiko OONUMA, Akihiko CHIBA, Yuichiro KOIZUMI, Kenta YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10702944
    Abstract: An alloy structure has an arbitrary shape dimension which has high uniformity in the distribution of the element composition. The alloy structure contains Fe and at least four elements, which are selected from the group consisting of elements from atomic number 13 to atomic number 79 included in Group 3 to Group 16 of the periodic table of the elements and have a ratio of the atomic radius to an Fe atom of 0.83 or more but 1.17 or less, each of Fe and the four elements is contained in an atomic concentration range of 5 at % or more but 30 at % or less, a difference in atomic concentration between at least four elements among the at least four elements and Fe is in a range of less than 3 at %, and the alloy structure has, a column crystal in which the at least four elements and Fe are solid-dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko Kato, Kousuke Kuwabara, Tadashi Fujieda, Kinya Aota, Isamu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Satake, Kenji Yamaga, Hajime Murakami
  • Publication number: 20200158123
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an alloy article that exhibits even better mechanical properties than conventional high entropy alloy articles without sacrificing high corrosion resistance thereof. An alloy article according to the invention comprises matrix phase crystal grains being equiaxed crystals with an average crystal grain size of 150 ?m or less, the alloy article having a metallic composition including: Co, Cr, Fe, Ni and Ti, each within a range of 5 atomic % or more and 35 atomic % or less; Mo within a range of more than 0 atomic % and less than 8 atomic %; and a balance comprising inevitable impurities, wherein in the matrix phase crystal grains, ultrafine particles with an average particle size of 100 nm or less and oxide particles with an average particle size of 100 nm or less are dispersedly precipitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Meichuan CHEN, Tadashi FUJIEDA, Kousuke KUWABARA
  • Patent number: 10576538
    Abstract: An alloy structure which has high uniformity in the distribution of the element composition and the mechanical strength and excellent high-temperature strength and corrosion resistance, contains Fe and at least four elements, which are selected from the group consisting of elements from atomic number 13 to atomic number 79, included in Group 3 to Group 16 of the periodic table of the elements, and have a ratio of the atomic radius to an Fe atom of 0.83 or more but 1.17 or less, each of the elements in an atomic concentration range of 5 at % or more but 30 at % or less, a difference in atomic concentration among the at least four elements and Fe is in a range of less than 3 at %, and the alloy structure has, as a main crystal, a column crystal in which the at least four elements and Fe are solid-dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko Kato, Kousuke Kuwabara, Tadashi Fujieda, Kinya Aota, Isamu Takahashi, Kenji Yamaga, Hiroyuki Satake, Hajime Murakami
  • Publication number: 20190226058
    Abstract: Provided are: an alloy member that is excellent in homogeneity of both the alloy composition and microstructure and excellent in shape controllability and includes a high entropy alloy having high mechanical properties and high corrosion resistance, a process for producing the same, and a product including the alloy member. In the present invention, the alloy member having a chemical composition comprising elements of Co, Cr, Fe, Ni, and Ti each in an amount within a range of 5 atomic % or more and 35 atomic % or less and Mo in an amount within a range of more than 0 atomic % and 8 atomic % or less, the reminder consisting of unavoidable impurities, wherein ultrafine grains having an average grain diameter of 100 nm or less are dispersed and precipitated in a parent phase crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi FUJIEDA, Hiroshi SHIRATORI, Kousuke KUWABARA, Atsuhiko ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20180363104
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide: an HEA article that has excellent homogeneity in the alloy composition and microstructure as well as significant shape controllability, using an HEA with significant mechanical strength and high corrosion resistance; a method for manufacturing the HEA article; and a product using the HEA article. There is provided an HEA article comprising: Co, Cr, Fe, Ni, and Ti elements, each element in content of 5 to 35 atomic %; more than 0 atomic % to 8 atomic % of Mo %; and remainder substances of unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi FUJIEDA, Kousuke KUWABARA, Mamoru HIROTA, Kinya AOTA, Takahiko KATO, Akihiko CHIBA, Yuichiro KOIZUMI, Kenta YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170209954
    Abstract: An alloy structure has an arbitrary shape dimension which has high uniformity in the distribution of the element composition. The alloy structure contains Fe and at least four elements, which are selected from the group consisting of elements from atomic number 13 to atomic number 79 included in Group 3 to Group 16 of the periodic table of the elements and have a ratio of the atomic radius to an Fe atom of 0.83 or more but 1.17 or less, each of Fe and the four elements is contained in an atomic concentration range of 5 at % or more but 30 at % or less, a difference in atomic concentration between at least four elements among the at least four elements and Fe is in a range of less than 3 at %, and the alloy structure has, a column crystal in which the at least four elements and Fe are solid-dissolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko KATO, Kousuke KUWABARA, Tadashi FUJIEDA, Kinya AOTA, Isamu TAKAHASHI, Hiroyuki SATAKE, Kenji YAMAGA, Hajime MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20170209922
    Abstract: An alloy structure which has high uniformity in the distribution of the element composition and the mechanical strength and excellent high-temperature strength and corrosion resistance, contains Fe and at least four elements, which are selected from the group consisting of elements from atomic number 13 to atomic number 79, included in Group 3 to Group 16 of the periodic table of the elements, and have a ratio of the atomic radius to an Fe atom of 0.83 or more but 1.17 or less, each of the elements in an atomic concentration range of 5 at % or more but 30 at % or less, a difference in atomic concentration among the at least four elements and Fe is in a range of less than 3 at %, and the alloy structure has, as a main crystal, a column crystal in which the at least four elements and Fe are solid-dissolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko KATO, Kousuke KUWABARA, Tadashi FUJIEDA, Kinya AOTA, Isamu TAKAHASHI, Kenji YAMAGA, Hiroyuki SATAKE, Hajime MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20160138151
    Abstract: A plurality of layers are laminated on at least part of the member under treatment made of steel, the plurality of layers having carbon concentrations higher than that of the member under treatment and 1.0 wt. % or less, the carbon concentration of an outermost layer of the plurality of layers being the highest. A method for manufacturing a steel part, including spraying powder containing carbon on at least part of an member under treatment made of steel so as to form a first layer having a carbon concentration higher than that of the member under treatment and spraying powder containing carbon on at least part of the first layer so as to form a second layer having a carbon concentration higher than that of the first layer. Carbon concentrations of a plurality of layers including the first layer and the second layer are 1.0 wt. % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Kousuke KUWABARA, Minseok PARK
  • Publication number: 20050116370
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to execute an imprinting process at a higher speed and a higher accuracy, in an imprinting apparatus. In an imprinting apparatus for contacting and pressurizing a mold having a micro concavo-convex structure formed on a surface thereof to a substrate surface in order to form a micro and nanometer size structure on a substrate, a step of pressurizing the mold and the substrate and a step of peeling the mold from the substrate are constituted by independent units, the mold and the substrate are moved in a closely attached state at a time of moving from the pressurizing step to the peeling step, and preferably at least two sets of molds and substrates are processed by the different steps simultaneously or a temporarily overlapped manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Masahiko Ogino, Akihiro Miyauchi, Kousuke Kuwabara, Takashi Ando, Kazuo Takahashi