Patents by Inventor Shunsuke Okumura

Shunsuke Okumura 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).

  • Patent number: 11393612
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present embodiment is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet having a groove formed on a surface, in which, in a cross section of the grain-oriented electrical steel sheet orthogonal to the groove, a KAM value is 0.1 or more and 3.0 or less in a region on a central side in a thickness direction of the grain-oriented electrical steel sheet with respect to the groove, the region being surrounded by a square having one side in contact with a groove bottom of the groove and having a length of 50 ?m in each side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hamamura, Satoshi Arai, Takashi Kataoka, Shunsuke Okumura
  • Publication number: 20220119905
    Abstract: A method for producing a grain oriented electrical steel sheet includes a decarburization annealing process where an oxidation degree PH2O/PH2 is controlled, an annealing separator applying process where a mass ratio of MgO and Al2O3 in an annealing separator is controlled, a final annealing process where an oxidation degree is controlled when atmosphere includes hydrogen or a dew point is controlled when atmosphere consists of inert gas, and an insulation coating forming process where a baking temperature and a heat treatment temperature are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke TAKATANI, Yoshiyuki USHIGAMI, Shuichi NAKAMURA, Shohji NAGANO, Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220119906
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet of the present invention has a base steel sheet, an amorphous oxide layer formed on the base steel sheet, and a tension-insulation coating formed on the amorphous oxide layer, in which the base steel sheet contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: 0.085% or less, Si: 0.80 to 7.00%, Mn: 1.50% or less, acid-soluble Al: 0.065% or less, S: 0.013% or less, Cu: 0 to 0.80%, N: 0 to 0.012%, P: 0 to 0.50%, Ni: 0 to 1.00%, Sn: 0 to 0.30%, and Sb: 0 to 0.30%, a remainder is Fe and an impurity, a surface glossiness Gs20(A) in a direction parallel to a rolling direction is 2.0 to 70, and a surface glossiness Gs20(B) in a direction perpendicular to the rolling direction is 2.0 to 70.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke TAKATANI, Yoshihiro ARITA, Shunsuke OKUMURA, Shohji NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20220119958
    Abstract: This grain-oriented electrical steel sheet includes a steel sheet, an insulation coating disposed on the steel sheet, and a spinel present at a part on the steel sheet at an interface between the steel sheet and the insulation coating by being fitted into the insulation coating, in which an amount of the spinel is 5 to 50 mg/m2 per unit area of a surface of the steel sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu FUJII, Seiki TAKEBAYASHI, Yoshiyuki USHIGAMI, Takashi KATAOKA, Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220119907
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet is a method for manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet including a strain region forming process of irradiating the grain-oriented electrical steel sheet having a base steel sheet (1), an intermediate layer (4) disposed to be in contact with the base steel sheet (1), and an insulation coating (3) disposed to be in contact with the intermediate layer (4) with an electron beam and forming a strain region (D) which extends in a direction intersecting a rolling direction of the base steel sheet (1) on a surface of the base steel sheet (1), wherein, in the strain region forming process, a temperature of a central portion of the strain region (D) in the rolling direction of the base steel sheet (1) and an extension direction of the strain region (D) is heated to 800° C. or higher and 2000° C. or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi ARAI, Yoshiyuki USHIGAMI, Hideyuki HAMAMURA, Shinji YAMAMOTO, Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220112573
    Abstract: A method for producing a grain oriented electrical steel sheet includes a decarburization annealing process where an oxidation degree PH2O/PH2 is controlled, an annealing separator applying process where a mass ratio of MgO and Al2O3 in an annealing separator is controlled, a final annealing process where an oxidation degree is controlled when atmosphere includes hydrogen or a dew point is controlled when atmosphere consists of inert gas, and an insulation coating forming process where a baking temperature and a heat treatment temperature are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke TAKATANI, Yoshiyuki USHIGAMI, Shuichi NAKAMURA, Shunsuke OKUMURA, Shohji NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20220090226
    Abstract: A method for producing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet which has an intermediate layer containing silicon oxide as a main component on a surface of a base steel sheet in which a forsterite film is substantially absent and has an insulation coating on a surface of the intermediate layer includes: a decarburization annealing process of obtaining a decarburization-annealed steel sheet which has the oxygen content or 320 ppm or less and the carbon content of 25 ppm or less by subjecting a cold rolled steel sheet containing Si to decarburization annealing; a final annealing process of heating the decarburization-annealed steel sheet in a state in which a surface of the decarburization-annealed steel sheet is coated with an annealing separator to subject a steel sheet to secondary recrystallization; a removal process of obtaining a finally-annealed steel sheet by removing the annealing separator on the steel sheet which has been subjected to the final annealing process; an intermediate layer forming process
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi IMAI, Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220090227
    Abstract: The grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present embodiment is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet having a base steel sheet (1), an intermediate layer (4) disposed to be in contact with the base steel sheet (1), and an insulation coating (3) disposed to be in contact with the intermediate layer (4). The grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present embodiment includes a surface of the base steel sheet (1) having a strain region (D) which extends in a direction intersecting a rolling direction of the base steel sheet (1), and a crystalline phosphorus oxide M2P4O13 present in the insulation coating (3) on the strain region (D) in a cross-sectional view of a surface parallel to the rolling direction and a sheet thickness direction of the base steel sheet (1). (M means at least one or both of Fe and Cr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki USHIGAMI, Shinji YAMAMOTO, Hideyuki HAMAMURA, Takashi KATAOKA, Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220090245
    Abstract: This grain-oriented electrical steel sheet does not have a forsterite film present between a base steel sheet and a tension-insulation coating, in which the base steel sheet contains a predetermined element in a predetermined amount, and in a case in which a cross section perpendicular to a rolling direction of the base steel sheet is viewed, when a region having a length of 10 ?m from a surface of the base steel sheet toward the inside of the base steel sheet in a sheet thickness direction of the base steel sheet and a length of 20 mm in a direction perpendicular to the sheet thickness direction is an observation region, needle-like inclusions having a length of 1 ?m or more are not present in the observation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke TAKATANI, Yoshihiro ARITA, Shunsuke OKUMURA, Shohji NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20220090240
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present invention includes a process of executing hot rolling on a slab to obtain a hot-rolled sheet; a process of executing hot-rolled sheet annealing on the hot-rolled sheet to obtain an annealed hot-rolled sheet; a process of executing cold rolling on the annealed hot-rolled sheet to obtain a cold-rolled sheet; a process of executing decarburization annealing on the cold-rolled sheet to obtain a decarburization annealed sheet; a process of applying an annealing separator containing alumina as a main component to the decarburization annealed sheet; and a process of executing final annealing on the decarburization annealed sheet to which the annealing separator is applied, wherein the annealing separator contains 28% to 50% by mass of MgO, and wherein an application amount of the annealing separator is 6.0 to 14.0 g/m2 per one surface of the decarburization annealed sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke TAKATANI, Shunsuke OKUMURA, Shohji NAGANO
  • Patent number: 11225706
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet includes a steel sheet and an amorphous oxide layer that is formed on the steel sheet, in which the steel sheet includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: 0.085% or less, Si: 0.80% to 7.00%, Mn: 1.50% or less, acid-soluble Al: 0.065% or less, S: 0.013% or less, Cu: 0% to 0.80%, N: 0% to 0.012%, P: 0% to 0.50%, Ni: 0% to 1.00%, Sn: 0% to 0.30%, Sb: 0% to 0.30%, and a remainder of Fe and impurities, and a NSIC value of a surface is 4.0% or more, the NSIC value being obtained by measuring an image clearness of the surface using an image clearness measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Takatani, Kenichi Murakami, Yoshiyuki Ushigami, Shunsuke Okumura, Shohji Nagano
  • Patent number: 11182128
    Abstract: A multiply-accumulate calculation device, a multiply-accumulate calculation method, and a system for efficiently performing a multiply-accumulate calculation are provided. The multiply-accumulate operation device includes a plurality of memory blocks that store a plurality of multiplied elements and performs a multiply-accumulate operation on input data. Each of memory blocks includes stores one bit value of the same bit digit of a plurality of multiplied elements. An input data generation unit generates input data by extracting data of a same bit digit from the plurality of multiplication elements. A control unit that accumulates and adds value of the multiply-accumulate operation result, and a data memory that stores the accumulated addition value as a multiplication element of the next multiply-accumulate operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Okumura
  • Patent number: 11145446
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet includes: a steel sheet; an oxide layer including SiO2 that is formed on the steel sheet; and a tension-insulation coating that is formed on the oxide layer, in which the steel sheet includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: 0.085% or less, Si: 0.80% to 7.00%, Mn: 1.00% or less, acid-soluble Al: 0.065% or less, S: 0.013% or less, Cu: 0% to 0.80%, N: 0% to 0.012%, P: 0% to 0.50%, Ni: 0% to 1.00%, Sn: 0% to 0.30%, Sb: 0% to 0.30%, and a remainder of Fe and impurities, the tension-insulation coating includes a chromium compound, and the Fe content in the oxide layer and the tension-insulation coating is 70 mg/m2 to 250 mg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Takatani, Shunsuke Okumura, Shohji Nagano, Takashi Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20210132866
    Abstract: A data processing device includes: an input data determining unit configured to determine whether or not each of binarized input data is a predetermined value; a storage unit configured to store a plurality of coefficients and coefficient address information including information related to coefficient addresses where the plurality of coefficients are stored; a control unit configured to read the coefficient address from the storage unit based on a determination result of the input data determining unit and read the coefficient from the storage unit based on the coefficient address; and an arithmetic unit configured to execute an arithmetic operation related to the coefficient acquired by the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke OKUMURA, Koichi NOSE
  • Publication number: 20210123115
    Abstract: A grain oriented electrical steel sheet includes: by mass %, 0.010% or less of C; 2.50 to 4.00% of Si; 0.010% or less of acid soluble Al; 0.012% or less of N; 1.00% or less of Mn; 0.020% or less of S; and a balance consisting of Fe and impurities, and has a tension-insulation coating at steel sheet surface and a SiO2 intermediate oxide film layer with an average thickness of 1.0 nm to 1.0 ?m at an interface between the tension-insulation coating and the steel sheet surface. In the grain oriented electrical steel, when a surface of the intermediate oxide film layer is analyzed by an infrared reflection spectroscopy, a peak intensity IA at 1250 cm?1 and a peak intensity IB at 1200 cm?1 satisfy IB/IA?0.010.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KATAOKA, Yoshiyuki USHIGAMI, Shuichi NAKAMURA, Hiroyasu FUJII, Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210070593
    Abstract: A forklift includes a vehicle body, a loading device, a laser rangefinder, a first extractor configured to extract detection point candidates, a memory that stores at least one of dimension information, position information, and posture information of a container, a second extractor configured to extract at least two posture detection points by checking the detection point candidates against at least one of the dimension information, the position information, and the posture information, and a container posture detector configured to detect a relative angle between the forklift and the container in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210074456
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present invention has a steel sheet surface provided with grooves. An average protrusion height of the surface protrusion extending along a longitudinal direction of the groove is more than 5 ?m and not more than 10 ?m. When the surface protrusion is viewed in a cross section including the longitudinal direction of the groove and a normal direction of the steel sheet surface, the surface protrusion includes specific portions each having a height of 50% or more with respect to a height of each peak point appearing on a profile line of the surface protrusion. In the longitudinal direction of the groove, the total length of the specific portions is a length of 30% or more with respect to an overall length of the surface protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi ARAI, Hideyuki HAMAMURA, Shunsuke OKUMURA, Kimihiko SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10906134
    Abstract: Provided is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet including a steel sheet having a steel sheet surface in which a groove, which extends in a direction intersecting a rolling direction and of which a groove depth direction matches a sheet thickness direction, is formed. In a case where the steel sheet surface is seen from the sheet thickness direction, the steel sheet surface is provided with a groove group that is constituted by a plurality of the grooves arranged in a sheet width direction, the grooves, which constitute the groove group, are arranged in such a manner that adjacent grooves overlap each other on a projection plane perpendicular to the rolling direction, and a plurality of the groove groups are arranged with an interval in the rolling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hamamura, Tatsuhiko Sakai, Hisashi Mogi, Fumiaki Takahashi, Hirofumi Imai, Shunsuke Okumura
  • Publication number: 20200381150
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present embodiment is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet having a groove formed on a surface, in which, in a cross section of the grain-oriented electrical steel sheet orthogonal to the groove, a KAM value is 0.1 or more and 3.0 or less in a region on a central side in a thickness direction of the grain-oriented electrical steel sheet with respect to the groove, the region being surrounded by a square having one side in contact with a groove bottom of the groove and having a length of 50 ?m in each side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki HAMAMURA, Satoshi ARAI, Takashi KATAOKA, Shunsuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20200190644
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet includes a steel sheet and an amorphous oxide layer that is formed on the steel sheet, in which the steel sheet includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: 0.085% or less, Si: 0.80% to 7.00%, Mn: 1.50% or less, acid-soluble Al: 0.065% or less, S: 0.013% or less, Cu: 0% to 0.80%, N: 0% to 0.012%, P: 0% to 0.50%, Ni: 0% to 1.00%, Sn: 0% to 0.30%, Sb: 0% to 0.30%, and a remainder of Fe and impurities, and a NSIC value of a surface is 4.0% or more, the NSIC value being obtained by measuring an image clearness of the surface using an image clearness measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke TAKATANI, Kenichi MURAKAMI, Yoshiyuki USHIGAMI, Shunsuke OKUMURA, Shohji NAGANO