Patents by Inventor Makoto Kawabata

Makoto Kawabata 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: 20200123663
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet contains: a steel sheet; a plated layer containing Ni and formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; a chemical treatment layer containing a Zr compound in which an amount of Zr contained therein is 1.0 to 150 mg/m2, a phosphate compound in which an amount of P contained therein is 1.0 to 100 mg/m2, and an Al compound in which an amount of Al contained therein is 0.10 to 30.0 mg/m2. The plated layer is a Ni-plated layer containing Ni in which an amount of Ni contained therein is 5.0 to 3000 mg/m2 or a composite plated layer containing Ni in which an amount of Ni contained therein is 2.0 to 200 mg/m2 and Sn in which an amount of Sn contained therein is 0.10 to 10.0 g/m2 and having an island-shaped Sn-plated layer formed on a Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20200123661
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet includes a steel sheet, an Fe—Sn alloy layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, a Sn layer which is formed on the Fe—Sn alloy layer and contains Sn in which a total amount of Sn contained in the Fe—Sn alloy layer and the Sn layer is 0.10 to 30.0 g/m2, and a chemical treatment layer which is formed on the Sn layer and contains a Zr compound in which an amount of Zr contained therein is 1.0 to 150 mg/m2, a phosphate compound in an amount of P contained therein is 1.0 to 100 mg/m2 and an Al compound in an amount of Al contained therein is 0.10 to 30.0 mg/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Patent number: 10577705
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes: a steel sheet; a coated layer containing Ni provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet; and a chemical treatment layer as an upper layer of the coated layer, and containing a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal, and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal, in which the coated layer is one of: a Ni coated layer which contains Ni in amount of 10 to 1000 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal, and a composite coated layer which contains Ni in an amount of 5 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal and Sn in an amount of 300 to 3000 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and has an island-shaped Sn coated layer formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10563311
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes a steel sheet, a Sn coated layer which is provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet and contains Sn in an amount of 560 to 5600 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and a chemical treatment layer which is provided as an upper layer of the Sn coated layer and contains a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10443141
    Abstract: A steel sheet for containers includes a steel sheet, an underlying Ni layer formed by performing a Ni coating or a Fe—Ni alloy coating containing Ni in an amount of 5 mg/m2 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Ni on at least one surface of the steel sheet, a Sn coated layer formed by performing a Sn coating containing Sn in an amount of 300 mg/m2 to 3,000 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Sn on the underlying Ni layer and including an island-shaped Sn formed by alloying the Sn coating and at least a part of the underlying Ni layer by a reflow treatment, an oxide layer formed on the Sn coated layer and containing tin oxide, and a chemical treatment layer formed on the oxide layer and at least contains Zr in an amount of 1 mg/m2 to 500 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Zr and phosphate acid in an amount of 0.1 mg/m2 to 100 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of P, in which the oxide layer contains tin oxide in such an amount that an amount of electricity required for reduction of the oxide layer is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Publication number: 20190226112
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical treatment steel sheet including a steel sheet; a composite coated layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and contains 2 to 200 mg/m2 of Ni in terms of an amount of metal Ni and 0.1 to 10 g/m2 of Sn in terms of an amount of metal Sn, and in which an island-shaped Sn coated layer is formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the composite coated layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Patent number: 10301721
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet includes a steel sheet; a Fe—Sn alloy layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; an Sn layer which is formed on the Fe—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Sn layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P. The total Sn content of the Fe—Sn alloy layer and the Sn layer is 0.1 to 15 g/m2 of Sn in terms of the amount of metal Sn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10294577
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical treatment steel sheet including a steel sheet; a composite coated layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and contains 2 to 200 mg/m2 of Ni in terms of an amount of metal Ni and 0.1 to 10 g/m2 of Sn in terms of an amount of metal Sn, and in which an island-shaped Sn coated layer is formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the composite coated layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10190231
    Abstract: A Ni-plated steel sheet according to the present invention includes a steel sheet, a first Ni-plated layer which is formed at least on a one-sided surface of the steel sheet and contains Ni, and a second Ni-plated layer which is formed on the first Ni-plated layer and contains Ni. An average central-line roughness Ra at an interface between the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is less than 0.1 ?m, an average central-line roughness Ra of a surface of the second Ni-plated layer is 0.1 ?m to 100 ?m, and a coating amount of Ni in the entirety of the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is 20 mg/m2 to 2500 mg/m2 per one-sided surface in terms of metal Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Publication number: 20180282877
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes a steel sheet, a Sn coated layer which is provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet and contains Sn in an amount of 560 to 5600 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and a chemical treatment layer which is provided as an upper layer of the Sn coated layer and contains a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TACHIKI, Shigeru HIRANO, Yoshiaki TANI, Hirokazu YOKOYA, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20180087172
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes: a steel sheet; a coated layer which contains Ni and is provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet; and a chemical treatment layer which is provided as an upper layer of the coated layer, and contains a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal, and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal, in which the coated layer is one of the group consisting of a Ni coated layer which contains Ni in amount of 10 to 1000 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal, and a composite coated layer which contains Ni in an amount of 5 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal and Sn in an amount of 300 to 3000 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and has an island-shaped Sn coated layer formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TACHIKI, Shigeru HIRANO, Yoshiaki TANI, Hirokazu YOKOYA, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20170253984
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical treatment steel sheet including a steel sheet; a composite coated layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, and contains 2 to 200 mg/m2 of Ni in terms of an amount of metal Ni and 0.1 to 10 g/m2 of Sn in terms of an amount of metal Sn, and in which an island-shaped Sn coated layer is formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the composite coated layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20170159185
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet includes a steel sheet; a Fe—Sn alloy layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; an Sn layer which is formed on the Fe—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Sn layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P. The total Sn content of the Fe—Sn alloy layer and the Sn layer is 0.1 to 15 g/m2 of Sn in terms of the amount of metal Sn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20160122891
    Abstract: A steel sheet for containers includes a steel sheet, an underlying Ni layer formed by performing a Ni coating or a Fe—Ni alloy coating containing Ni in an amount of 5 mg/m2 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Ni on at least one surface of the steel sheet, a Sn coated layer formed by performing a Sn coating containing Sn in an amount of 300 mg/m2 to 3,000 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Sn on the underlying Ni layer and including an island-shaped Sn formed by alloying the Sn coating and at least a part of the underlying Ni layer by a reflow treatment, an oxide layer formed on the Sn coated layer and containing tin oxide, and a chemical treatment layer formed on the oxide layer and at least contains Zr in an amount of 1 mg/m2 to 500 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Zr and phosphate acid in an amount of 0.1 mg/m2 to 100 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of P, in which the oxide layer contains tin oxide in such an amount that an amount of electricity required for reduction of the oxide layer is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20160102414
    Abstract: A Ni-plated steel sheet according to the present invention includes a steel sheet, a first Ni-plated layer which is formed at least on a one-sided surface of the steel sheet and contains Ni, and a second Ni-plated layer which is formed on the first Ni-plated layer and contains Ni. An average central-line roughness Ra at an interface between the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is less than 0.1 ?m, an average central-line roughness Ra of a surface of the second Ni-plated layer is 0.1 ?m to 100 ?m, and a coating amount of Ni in the entirety of the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is 20 mg/m2 to 2500 mg/m2 per one-sided surface in terms of metal Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20160093476
    Abstract: Provided is a technique of uniformly processing a substrate within a short time by supplying a sufficient amount of active species to a surface of the substrate. A substrate processing apparatus includes: a process chamber; a discharge chamber; a plasma source; an exhaust system; a process gas supply system including a temporary storage unit; and a control unit configured to control the plasma source, the exhaust system and the process gas supply system to: intermittently supply a process gas temporarily stored in the temporary storage unit into the discharge chamber; and supply the process gas activated in the discharge chamber from the discharge chamber into the process chamber having an inner pressure lower than an inner pressure of the discharge chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuyuki TOYODA, Atsushi UMEKAWA, Makoto KAWABATA, Koji SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 9212428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel sheet for a container including a cold-rolled steel sheet and a composite film formed on the cold-rolled steel sheet through an electrolysis process in a solution containing: at least one metal ion of an Sn ion, an Fe ion, and an Ni ion; Zr ion; a nitric acid ion: and an ammonium ion, in which the composite film contains at least one element of: Zr of 0.1 to 100 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Zr; Sn of 0.3 to 20 g/m2 in equivalent units of metal Sn; Fe of 5 to 2000 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Fe; and Ni of 5 to 2000 mg/m2 in equivalent units of metal Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Akira Tachiki, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9028191
    Abstract: Reduction in cooling rate of a substrate having a lower temperature is suppressed because the substrate having a lower temperature is not affected by radiant heat of a substrate having a higher temperature while cooling a plurality of substrates in a cooling chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yasui, Yukitomo Hirochi, Satoshi Takano, Ritsuo Horii, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8993118
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a steel sheet for a container excellent in corrosion resistance, adhesion, and weldability is provided, which includes a steel sheet; a Ni plating layer which is formed on a surface of the steel sheet in an amount of plating deposition containing a Ni amount of 0.3 to 3 g/m2 and contains Co in the range of 0.1 to 100 ppm; and a chromate coating layer which is formed on a surface of the Ni plating layer in an amount of coating deposition containing a converted Cr amount of 1 to 40 mg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8753754
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel sheet for a can exhibiting excellent corrosion resistance, adhesive properties, and weldability, including a steel sheet, an Ni—Cu alloy plating layer formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; and a chromate film layer formed on a surface of the Ni—Cu alloy plating layer, in which the Ni—Cu alloy plating layer has Ni attached thereto in an amount of from 0.30 g/m2 to 3.0 g/m2, and Cu contained therein in an amount of from 0.5 mass % to 20 mass %; and the chromate film layer has Cr attached thereto in an amount of from 1.0 mg/m2 to 40 mg/m2 in equivalent units of Cr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Makoto Kawabata