Patents by Inventor Mitsuyuki Fujisawa

Mitsuyuki Fujisawa 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: 20170029916
    Abstract: Provided is a ferritic stainless steel foil having an excellent ability to form whiskers is obtained by its composition containing, by mass, C: 0.050% or less, Si: 2.00% or less, Mn: 0.50% or less, S: 0.010% or less, P: 0.050% or less, Cr: 15.0% or more and 30.0% or less, Al: 2.5% or more and 6.5% or less, N: 0.050% or less, one or more elements selected from Ti: 0.01% or more and 0.50% or less, Nb: 0.01% or more and 0.20% or less, V: 0.01% or more and 0.20% or less, Zr: 0.005% or more and 0.200% or less, and Hf: 0.005% or more and 0.200% or less, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, the proportion of a {111} crystal grain (a crystal grain such that the difference between the {111} plane of the crystal grain and a direction perpendicular to the surface of the foil falls within ±15°) on the surface of the foil being 50% by area or more, and the thickness of an oxide layer formed on the surface of the foil being 0.1 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akito Mizutani, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20160369368
    Abstract: A material for stainless steel cold rolling suitable for producing a cold-rolled stainless steel sheet that has sufficient corrosion resistance and ridging resistance as well as excellent formability and surface properties is provided. The material for stainless steel cold rolling according to the present invention contains, in terms of % by mass, C: 0.007% to 0.05%, Si: 0.02% to 0.50%, Mn: 0.05% to 1.0%, P: 0.04% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Cr: 15.5% to 18.0%, Al: 0.001% to 0.10%, N: 0.01% to 0.06%, and the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein the material has a microstructure that includes 10% to 60% of a martensite phase in terms of area fraction, with the remainder being a ferrite phase, and the martensite phase has a hardness of HV500 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka Yoshino, Hiroki Ota, Ayako Ta, Yukihiro Matsubara, Akito Mizutani, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20160333439
    Abstract: Provided are a ferritic stainless steel and a method for producing the ferritic stainless steel. A ferritic stainless steel of the present invention contains, in terms of % by mass, C: 0.005% to 0.05%, Si: 0.02% to 0.50%, Mn: 0.05% to 1.0%, P: 0.04% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Cr: 15.5% to 18.0%, Al: 0.001% to 0.10%, N: 0.01% to 0.06%, V: 0.01% to 0.25%, Ti: 0.001% to 0.020%, Nb: 0.001% to 0.030%, and the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which V/(Ti+Nb)?2.0 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka Yoshino, Hiroki Ota, Ayako Ta, Yukihiro Matsubara, Akito Mizutani, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20160289786
    Abstract: A ferrite-martensite dual-phase stainless steel has satisfactory corrosion resistance and workability for a material for the body of a freight car and excellent low-temperature toughness. The ferrite-martensite dual-phase stainless steel has a specified chemical composition, in which inequalities (I) and (II) below are satisfied, and a steel microstructure including a dual phase of a ferrite phase and a martensite phase, in which the content of the martensite phase is 5% or more and 95% or less in terms of vol. %: 10.5?Cr+1.5×Si?13.5??(I) 1.5?30×(C+N)+Ni+0.5×Mn?6.0??(II), where Cr and Si in inequality (I) above and C, N, Ni, and Mn in inequality (II) above respectively represent the contents (mass %) of the corresponding chemical elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ishii, Hiroki Ota, Chikara Kami, Saiichi Murata, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Genichi Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20160281189
    Abstract: A stainless steel sheet having excellent formability which makes it possible to manufacture brake disks for automobiles by performing severe forming. The stainless steel sheet having a chemical composition comprising, by mass %, C: 0.015% or more and less than 0.100%, Si: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, Mn: 0.01% or more and 2.00% or less, P: 0.040% or less, S: 0.030% or less, Cr: 10.0% or more and less than 14.0%, Ni: 0.01% or more and 0.70% or less, Al: 0.001% or more and 0.200% or less, N: 0.005% or more and 0.080% or less, O: 0.0060% or less, B: 0.0002% or more and 0.0030% or less, V: (10×B content (%))% or more and 0.300% or less, and Fe and unavoidable impurities as a balance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki FUJISAWA, Hiroki OTA, Hiroyuki OGATA
  • Publication number: 20160160328
    Abstract: The ferritic stainless steel foil has a composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.050% or less, Si: 0.20% or less, Mn: 0.20% or less, P: 0.050% or less, S: 0.0050% or less, Cr: 10.5% or more and 20.0% or less, Ni: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, Al: more than 1.5% and less than 3.0%, Cu: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, N: 0.10% or less, and further contains one or more elements selected from Ti: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, Zr: 0.01% or more and 0.20% or less, and Hf: 0.01% or more and 0.20% or less, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. This enables a composite layer of an Al oxide layer and a Cr oxide layer to be formed on the surface of the ferritic stainless steel foil in a high-temperature oxidizing atmosphere at 800° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Akito Mizutani, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Hiroyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 9273382
    Abstract: A stainless steel foil contains, in percent by mass, 0.05% or less of C, 2.0% or less of Si, 1.0% or less of Mn, 0.003% or less of S, 0.05% or less of P, 25.0% to 35.0% of Cr, 0.05% to 0.30% of Ni, 3.0% to 10.0% of Al, 0.10% or less of N, 0.02% or less of Ti, 0.02% or less of Nb, 0.02% or less of Ta, 0.005% to 0.20% of Zr, 0.02% or less of Ce, 0.03% to 0.20% of REM excluding Ce, 0.5% to 6.0% in total of at least one of Mo and W, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Akito Mizutani, Kunio Fukuda, Shin Ishikawa, Atsutaka Honda, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Yasushi Kato, Hiroki Ota, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Takumi Ujiro, Hideaki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150299833
    Abstract: Provided are an Fe—Cr—Al-based stainless steel sheet which has improved manufacturability by improving the toughness of a hot-rolled steel sheet and a cold-rolled steel sheet without deteriorating oxidation resistance at a high temperature and shape stability when used at a high temperature, and a stainless steel foil which is manufactured by rolling the stainless steel sheet. V and B are added in combination to Fe—Cr—Al-based stainless steel in amounts within specified ranges. Specifically, V content is controlled to be 0.010% or more and 0.050% or less and B content is controlled to be 0.0001% or more and 0.0050% or less, in which the relationship {V content (V %)}/{B content (B %)}>10 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akito Mizutani, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Hiroki Ota, Hiroyuki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20150010771
    Abstract: Provided is stainless steel foil that is suitably used for forming a catalyst carrier for an exhaust gas purifying facility, the catalyst carrier being installed in a vehicle that discharges exhaust gas having a temperature lower than the temperature of exhaust gas of a gasoline-powered automobile. The ferritic stainless steel foil contains, by mass %, C: 0.05% or less, Si: 2.0% or less, Mn: 1.0% or less, S: 0.005% or less, P: 0.05% or less, Cr: 11.0% to 25.0%, Ni: 0.05% to 0.30%, Al: 0.01% to 1.5%, Cu: 0.01% to 2.0%, N: 0.10% or less, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akito Mizutani, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Hiroki Ota, Hiroyuki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20140287914
    Abstract: Provided are a stainless steel foil and a catalyst carrier for an exhaust gas purifying device which uses the foil. Specifically, a stainless steel foil contains, in percent by mass, 0.05% or less of C, 2.0% or less of Si, 1.0% or less of Mn, 0.003% or less of S, 0.05% or less of P, more than 15.0% and less than 25.0% of Cr, 0.30% or less of Ni, 3.0% to 10.0% of Al, 0.03% to 1.0% of Cu, 0.10% or less of N, 0.02% or less of Ti, 0.02% or less of Nb, 0.02% or less of Ta, 0.005% to 0.20% of Zr, 0.03% to 0.20% of REM excluding Ce, 0.02% or less of Ce, 2.0% to 6.0% in total of at least one of Mo and W, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Akito Mizutani, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Hiroki Ota, Yasushi Kato
  • Patent number: 8607941
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a brake disc contains, on a mass percent basis, 0.02% or more and less than 0.10% C, 0.6% or less Si, more than 0.5% and 2.0% or less Mn, 0.06% or less P, 0.01% or less S, 0.05% or less Al, 11.0% to 13.5% Cr, 0.01% to 0.30% Ni, 0.10% to 0.60% Nb, 0.03% or more and less than 0.10% N, more than 0.0010% and 0.0060% or less B, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and the steel sheet after quenching has a hardness of 32 HRC to 40 HRC on a Rockwell hardness scale C (HRC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Yamauchi, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Yasushi Kato, Hiroki Ota, Hideya Furusawa, Takumi Ujiro
  • Patent number: 8562758
    Abstract: A low Ni and high N austenitic-ferritic stainless steel is disclosed. It includes an austenitic-ferritic stainless steel having high formability and punch stretchability, crevice corrosion resistance, corrosion resistance at welded part, or excellent intergranular corrosion resistance, from a stainless steel structured by mainly austenite phase and ferrite phase, and consisting essentially of 0.2% or less C, 4% or less Si, 12% or less Mn, 0.1% or less P, 0.03% or less S, 15 to 35% Cr, 3% or less Ni, and 0.05 to 0.6% N, by mass, by adjusting the percentage of the austenite phase in a range from 10 to 85%, by volume. Furthermore, it includes an austenitic-ferritic stainless steel having higher formability by adjusting the amount of (C+N) in the austenite phase to a range from 0.16 to 2% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Yoshihiro Yazawa, Yasushi Kato, Osamu Furukimi
  • Publication number: 20130196172
    Abstract: A stainless steel foil contains, in percent by mass, 0.05% or less of C, 2.0% or less of Si, 1.0% or less of Mn, 0.003% or less of S, 0.05% or less of P, 25.0% to 35.0% of Cr, 0.05% to 0.30% of Ni, 3.0% to 10.0% of Al, 0.10% or less of N, 0.02% or less of Ti, 0.02% or less of Nb, 0.02% or less of Ta, 0.005% to 0.20% of Zr, 0.02% or less of Ce, 0.03% to 0.20% of REM excluding Ce, 0.5% to 6.0% in total of at least one of Mo and W, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akito Mizutani, Kunio Fukuda, Shin Ishikawa, Atsutaka Honda, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Yasushi Kato, Hiroki Ota, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Takumi Ujiro, Hideaki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20120125724
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a brake disc contains, on a mass percent basis, 0.02% or more and less than 0.10% C, 0.6% or less Si, more than 0.5% and 2.0% or less Mn, 0.06% or less P, 0.01% or less S, 0.05% or less Al, 11.0% to 13.5% Cr, 0.01% to 0.30% Ni, 0.10% to 0.60% Nb, 0.03% or more and less than 0.10% N, more than 0.0010% and 0.0060% or less B, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and the steel sheet after quenching has a hardness of 32 HRC to 40 HRC on a Rockwell hardness scale C (HRC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Yamauchi, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Yasushi Kato, Hiroki Ota, Hideya Furusawa, Takumi Ujiro
  • Publication number: 20070163679
    Abstract: A low Ni and high N austenitic-ferritic stainless steel is disclosed. It includes an austenitic-ferritic stainless steel having high formability and punch stretchability, crevice corrosion resistance, corrosion resistance at welded part, or excellent intergranular corrosion resistance, from a stainless steel structured by mainly austenite phase and ferrite phase, and consisting essentially of 0.2% or less C, 4% or less Si, 12% or less Mn, 0.1% or less P, 0.03% or less S, 15 to 35% Cr, 3% or less Ni, and 0.05 to 0.6% N, by mass, by adjusting the percentage of the austenite phase in a range from 10 to 85%, by volume. Furthermore, it includes an austenitic-ferritic stainless steel having higher formability by adjusting the amount of (C+N) in the austenite phase to a range from 0.16 to 2% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Yoshihiro Yazawa, Yasushi Kato, Osamu Furukimi
  • Patent number: 5709836
    Abstract: A chromium steel sheet having excellent press formability, particularly deep-drawing formability and resistance to secondary work brittleness. The construction is a chromium steel sheet including C: not more than 0.03 wt %, Si: not more than 1.0 wt %, Mn: not more than 1.0 wt %, P: not more than 0.05 wt %, S: not more than 0.015 wt %, Al: not more than 0.10 wt %, N: not more than 0.02 wt %, Cr: 5-60 wt %, Ti: 4(C+N)-0.5 wt %, Nb: 0.003-0.020 wt %, B: 0.0002-0.005 wt %, and, if necessary, one or more selected from Mo: 0.01-5.0 wt %, Ca: 0.0005-0.01 wt % and Se: 0.0005-0.025 wt %, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Yasushi Kato, Takumi Ujiro, Susumu Satoh, Koji Yamato
  • Patent number: 5626694
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the production of stainless steel sheets and proposes a process for the production of stainless steel sheets having a more excellent corrosion resistance as compared with the conventional one without trimming the steel sheet surface after annealing-pickling by preventing the chapping of steel sheet surface created in the production of present stainless steel sheet, particularly stainless steel sheets having extreme-low amounts of C, S, O.For this purpose, according to the invention, a starting material of stainless steel containing C: not more than 0.01 wt %, S: not more than 0.005 wt % and O: not more than 0.005 wt % is subjected to a hot rolling at a draft below 830.degree. C. of not less than 30%, cooled at a cooling rate of not less than 25.degree. C. sec, coiled below 650.degree. C. and then annealed and pickled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kawabata, Susumu Satoh, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Kunio Fukuda