Patents by Inventor Kunio Hayashi

Kunio Hayashi 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: 20200010919
    Abstract: High strength steel sheet having a tensile strength of 800 MPa or more comprising a middle part in sheet thickness and a soft surface layer arranged at one side or both sides of the middle part in sheet thickness, wherein each soft surface layer has a thickness of more than 10 ?M and 30% or less of the sheet thickness, the soft surface layer has an average Vickers hardness of more than 0.60 time and 0.90 time or less the average Vickers hardness of the sheet thickness 1/2 position, and the soft surface layer has a nano-hardness standard deviation of 0.8 or less is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya SUZUKI, Katsuya NAKANO, Genki ABUKAWA, Kunio HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10501832
    Abstract: A base material (13) included in a plated steel sheet (1) includes a structure, at a ¼ sheet thickness position, represented by, in volume fraction: tempered martensite: 3.0% or more; ferrite: 4.0% or more; and retained austenite: 5.0% or more. An average hardness of the tempered martensite in the base material (13) is 5 GPa to 10 GPa, and a part or all of the tempered martensite and the retained austenite in the base material form an M-A. A volume fraction of ferrite in a decarburized ferrite layer (12) included in the plated steel sheet (1) is 120% or more of the volume fraction of the ferrite in the base material (13) at the ¼ sheet thickness position, an average grain diameter of the ferrite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 20 ?m or less, a thickness of the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 5 ?m to 200 ?m, a volume fraction of tempered martensite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 1.0 volume% or more, a number density of the tempered martensite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koutarou Hayashi, Akihiro Uenishi, Masaharu Kameda, Jun Haga, Kunio Hayashi, Kohichi Sano, Hiroyuki Kawata
  • Publication number: 20190330721
    Abstract: A steel sheet includes a predetermined chemical composition, and includes a steel structure represented by, in a volume fraction, tempered martensite and bainite: 70% or more and less than 92% in total, retained austenite: 8% or more and less than 30%, ferrite: less than 10%, fresh martensite: less than 10%, and pearlite: less than 10%. A number density of iron-base carbides in tempered martensite and lower bainite is 1.0×106 (pieces/mm2) or more, and an effective crystal grain diameter of tempered martensite and bainite is 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunio HAYASHI, Masafumi AZUMA
  • Publication number: 20190330711
    Abstract: A blank material is formed from a steel sheet, a first quenching of the blank material is performed, and a second quenching of the blank material is performed after the first quenching. When the first quenching is performed, the blank material is heated to a first temperature of not lower than (Ac3 point—50)° C. nor higher than 1200° C. at an average heating rate of 2° C./sec or more, and the blank material is cooled from the first temperature to a second temperature of 250° C. or lower. When the second quenching is performed, the blank material is heated from the second temperature to a third temperature of not lower than (Ac3 point—50)° C. nor higher than 1200° C. at an average heating rate of 2° C./sec or more, and the blank material is cooled from the third temperature to a fourth temperature of 250° C. or lower. Forming of the blank material is performed in the first quenching or the second quenching or both of the above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genki ABUKAWA, Kunio HAYASHI, Kazuo HIKIDA, Kaoru KAWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190249282
    Abstract: A steel sheet includes a predetermined chemical composition and a metal structure represented by, in area fraction, ferrite: 50% to 95%, granular bainite: 5% to 48%, tempered martensite: 2% to 30%, upper bainite, lower bainite, fresh martensite, retained austenite, and pearlite: 5% or less in total, and the product of the area fraction of the tempered martensite and a Vickers hardness of the tempered martensite: 800 to 10500.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Kunio HAYASHI, Yuri TODA, Eisaku SAKURADA, Akihiro UENISHI
  • Publication number: 20190226046
    Abstract: A steel sheet according to an aspect of the present invention has a chemical composition within a predetermined range; in which a metallographic structure at a thickness ¼ portion includes, by unit area %, ferrite: 10% or more and less than 50%, granular bainite: 5% or more and less than 50%, and martensite: 20% or more and less than 60%; in the metallographic structure at the thickness ¼ portion, a total of upper bainite, lower bainite, residual austenite, and pearlite is 0% or more and less than 15% by unit area %; at the thickness ¼ portion, a product of an area ratio Vm of the martensite and an average hardness Hv of the martensite is 12,000 to 34,000; and a tensile strength is 980 MPa or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri TODA, Kunio HAYASHI, Katsuya NAKANO, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Akihiro UENISHI
  • Publication number: 20190218652
    Abstract: In a metal coated steel sheet, a chemical composition contains, in mass %, at least C: 0.03% to 0.70%, Si: 0.25% to 2.50%, Mn: 1.00% to 5.00%, P: 0.100% or less, S: 0.010% or less, sol. Al: 0.001% to 2.500, N: 0.020% or less, and a balance composed of iron and impurities, a metal structure contains greater than 5.0 vol % of retained austenite and greater than 5.0 vol % of tempered martensite, and satisfies a C content in the retained austenite being 0.85 mass % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun HAGA, Kohichi SANO, Koutarou HAYASHI, Kunio HAYASHI, Masaharu KAMEDA, Akihiro UENISHI, Hiroyuki KAWATA
  • Patent number: 10350701
    Abstract: A spot welding method able to simply prevent liquid metal embrittlement cracks in spot welding of plated steel sheets, comprising, before spot welding, removing the plating at least in a zone including the inside of a circle centered at a scheduled location where the center of the nugget is formed and having an outer circumference of the inside of the outer edge of a weld affected zone or a zone at the mated surfaces of the steel sheets to be welded at the inside of a circle sharing a center of a scheduled location becoming the center of the nugget formed at the mated surfaces of the steel sheets and having an outer circumference of the inside of the outer edge of a weld affected zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunobu Miyazaki, Fuminori Watanabe, Chisato Wakabayashi, Kunio Hayashi, Hiroyuki Kawata, Seiji Furusako, Sho Matsui
  • Publication number: 20190177810
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet includes, by mass %: C: 0.020% or more and 0.080% or less; Si: 0.20% or more and 1.00% or less; Mn: 0.80% or more and 2.30% or less; and Al: 0.010% or more and 0.100% or less; and further includes: one or more of Nb and Ti which satisfy a requirement of 0.005%?Nb+Ti<0.030%, in which a structure consists of, ferrite, bainite, and other phases, an area ratio of the ferrite is 80% or more and less than 95%, an area ratio of a non-recrystallization ferrite in the ferrite is 1% or more and less than 10%, an area ratio of the bainite is 5% or more and 20% or less, a total amount of the other phases is less than 8%, an equivalent circle diameter of a carbonitride including one or both of Nb and Ti is 1 nm or more and 10 nm or less, and a tensile strength is 590 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke KONDO, Kunio HAYASHI, Toshio OGAWA, Naoki MATSUTANI, Koichi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20190169729
    Abstract: A hot-dip galvanized steel sheet includes: a predetermined chemical composition; and a steel structure represented by: in terms of area ratio, polygonal ferrite: 10% or less; upper bainite: 20% or less; retained austenite: 5% or less; and martensite: 70% or more, in which: martensite having Fe carbides at a number density of 1×106/mm2 or more is contained by 50% or more, in terms of area ratio, with respect to the entire amount of martensite; and the steel structure has an average effective crystal grain diameter of 5.0 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi YOKOYAMA, Kunio HAYASHI, Masafumi AZUMA, Eisaku SAKURADA, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Genki ABUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10308636
    Abstract: The compound represented by the general formula: wherein ring A is benzene which may be substituted and the like; ring B is benzene which may be substituted and the like; X is a single bond and the like; Y is alkyl which may be substituted and the like; Z is CR1 or nitrogen atom; R1 is hydrogen and the like; R2 is alkyl which may be substituted and the like or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is useful as a prevention/treatment agent of obesity, diabetes, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunio Saruta, Norimitsu Hayashi, Osamu Sakurai, Hiroaki Sawamoto, Eri Ooboki
  • 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: 10253384
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet includes, by mass %: C: 0.020% or more and 0.080% or less; Si: 0.20% or more and 1.00% or less; Mn: 0.80% or more and 2.30% or less; and Al: 0.010% or more and 0.100% or less; and further includes: one or more of Nb and Ti which satisfy a requirement of 0.005%?Nb+Ti<0.030%, in which a structure consists of, ferrite, bainite, and other phases, an area ratio of the ferrite is 80% or more and less than 95%, an area ratio of a non-recrystallization ferrite in the ferrite is 1% or more and less than 10%, an area ratio of the bainite is 5% or more and 20% or less, a total amount of the other phases is less than 8%, an equivalent circle diameter of a carbonitride including one or both of Nb and Ti is 1 nm or more and 10 nm or less, and a tensile strength is 590 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Kondo, Kunio Hayashi, Toshio Ogawa, Naoki Matsutani, Koichi Goto
  • 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: 10106873
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel sheet including, in terms of % by mass, 0.030% to 0.120% of C, 1.20% or less of Si, 1.00% to 3.00% of Mn, 0.01% to 0.70% of Al, 0.05% to 0.20% of Ti, 0.01% to 0.10% of Nb, 0.020% or less of P, 0.010% or less of S, and 0.005% or less of N, and a balance consisting of Fe and impurities, in which 0.106?(C %-Ti %*12/48-Nb %*12/93)?0.012 is satisfied; a pole density of {112}(110) at a position of ¼ plate thickness is 5.7 or less; an aspect ratio (long axis/short axis) of prior austenite grains is 5.3 or less; a density of (Ti, Nb)C precipitates having a size of 20 nm or less is 109 pieces/mm3 or more; a yield ratio YR, which is the ratio of a tensile strength to a yield stress, is 0.80 or more; and a tensile strength is 590 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisaku Sakurada, Kunio Hayashi, Koichi Sato, Shunji Hiwatashi
  • Publication number: 20180243853
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spot welding method for a member to be welded constituted of a plurality of steel sheets that are overlapped with each other at at least a welding zone, in which at least an overlapped face of at least one of the plurality of steel sheets at the welding zone is coated with zinc plating, a total sheet thickness t (mm) of the plurality of steel sheets is 1.35 mm or more, a squeeze time St (seconds) from the time when welding electrodes are brought into contact with the member to be welded to the time when electric current flow for welding starts satisfies “0.020?St”, and a hold time Ht( seconds) after welding from the time when electric current flow for welding between the welding electrodes ends to the time when the welding electrodes and the member to be welded are brought out of contact satisfies “0.015t2+0.020?Ht”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chisato YOSHINAGA, Yasunobu MIYAZAKI, Kunio HAYASHI, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Masanori YASUYAMA
  • 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: 10030280
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel sheet with chemical components including, by mass %, 0.18-0.35% of C, 1.0%-3.0% of Mn, 0.01%-1.0% of Si, 0.001%-0.02% of P, 0.0005%-0.01% of S, 0.001%-0.01% of N, 0.01%-1.0% of Al, 0.005%-0.2% of Ti, 0.0002%-0.005% of B, and 0.002%-2.0% of Cr, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein: by volume %, a fraction of the ferrite is 50% or more, and a fraction of a non-recrystallized ferrite is 30% or less; and Cr?/CrM is 2 or less, where Cr? is a concentration of Cr subjected to solid solution in iron carbide and CrM is a concentration of Cr subjected to solid solution in a base material, or Mn0/MnM is 10 or less, where Mn0 is a concentration of Mn subjected to solid solution in an iron carbide, and MnM is a concentration of Mn subjected to solid solution in a base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunio Hayashi, Toshimitsu Aso, Toshimasa Tomokiyo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180105908
    Abstract: A base material (13) included in a plated steel sheet (1) includes a structure, at a ¼ sheet thickness position, represented by, in volume fraction: tempered martensite: 3.0% or more; ferrite: 4.0% or more; and retained austenite: 5.0% or more. An average hardness of the tempered martensite in the base material (13) is 5 GPa to 10 GPa, and a part or all of the tempered martensite and the retained austenite in the base material form an M-A. A volume fraction of ferrite in a decarburized ferrite layer (12) included in the plated steel sheet (1) is 120% or more of the volume fraction of the ferrite in the base material (13) at the ¼ sheet thickness position, an average grain diameter of the ferrite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 20 ?m or less, a thickness of the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 5 ?m to 200 ?m, a volume fraction of tempered martensite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koutarou HAYASHI, Akihiro UENISHI, Masaharu KAMEDA, Jun HAGA, Kunio HAYASHI, Kohichi SANO, Hiroyuki KAWATA