Patents by Inventor Takahiro Shikama

Takahiro Shikama 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: 20200369129
    Abstract: A door beam including an aluminum alloy extruded material of a closed section structure having a welded part along the longitudinal direction, webs and an outer flange are inhibited from buckling and further the welded part in the outer flange is inhibited from breaking at the time of collision. In a cross section of an aluminum alloy extruded material perpendicular to the extrusion direction, each of the webs includes an outer part connected to the outer flange and an inner part connected to an inner flange and the thickness of the outer part is larger than the thickness of the inner part. Each of the outer parts is positioned in a region outside a cross section center of the aluminum alloy extruded material in the vehicle body width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masatoshi YOSHIDA, Takahiro SHIKAMA
  • Patent number: 10843537
    Abstract: A door beam includes an aluminum alloy extrusion body extended in a longitudinal direction and having a pair of webs and a pair of flanges to be positioned on an inner side and an outer side in a width direction of a vehicle body. The pair of webs connect the pair of flanges at joint portions of each of the pair of webs such that the pair of webs and the pair of flanges form a closed cross section in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and the pair of webs do not have a welded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yoshida, Takahiro Shikama
  • Publication number: 20190389286
    Abstract: A door beam includes an aluminum alloy extrusion body extended in a longitudinal direction and having a pair of webs and a pair of flanges to be positioned on an inner side and an outer side in a width direction of a vehicle body. The pair of webs connect the pair of flanges at joint portions of each of the pair of webs such that the pair of webs and the pair of flanges form a closed cross section in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and the pair of webs do not have a welded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masatoshi YOSHIDA, Takahiro SHIKAMA
  • Patent number: 10487383
    Abstract: The stress corrosion cracking resistance of an aluminum alloy member consisting of 7000-series aluminum alloy extruded shape is improved. At least one region of a quenched aluminum alloy extruded shape is subjected to a restoring treatment of heating at a temperature-raising rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding at a temperature ranging 300 to 590° C. for a time longer than zero second and cooling at a cooling rate of 0.5° C./second or more. A plastic working is applied to the region within 72 hours. The region is subjected to a heat treatment of heating at a temperature-raising rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding at a temperature ranging 300 to 590° C. for a time longer than zero second and not longer than 300 seconds and cooling at a cooling rate of 2000° C./minute or less. The whole of the aluminum alloy extruded shape is subjected to an artificial aging treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shikama, Shinji Yoshihara
  • Publication number: 20190152304
    Abstract: A door beam includes an aluminum alloy extrusion body extended in a longitudinal direction and having a pair of webs and a pair of flanges to be positioned on an inner side and an outer side in a width direction of a vehicle body. The pair of webs connect the pair of flanges at joint portions of each of the pair of webs such that the pair of webs and the pair of flanges form a closed cross section in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and the pair of webs do not have a welded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masatoshi YOSHIDA, Takahiro SHIKAMA
  • Publication number: 20190078180
    Abstract: To obtain an Al—Mg—Si based aluminum alloy extruded material with a smooth surface and no burning without inhibiting the productivity. An aluminum alloy billet includes: Si: 2.0 to 6.0% by mass; Mg: 0.3 to 1.2% by mass; and Ti: 0.01 to 0.2% by mass, a Fe content being restricted to 0.2% or less by mass, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. The aluminum alloy billet is subjected to a homogenization treatment by keeping at 500 to 550° C. for 4 to 15 hours. The billet is forcibly cooled to 250° C. or lower at an average cooling rate of 50° C./hr or higher. Then, the billet is subjected to hot-extruding at an extrusion rate of 3 to 10 m/min by being heating at 450 to 500° C. The extruded material is forcibly cooled at an average cooling rate of 50° C./sec or higher and then subjected to an aging treatment. The extruded material can be manufactured that has its surface having a ten-point average roughness Rz of 80 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yukimasa Miyata, Shinji Yoshihara, Takahiro Shikama
  • Publication number: 20180347022
    Abstract: The stress corrosion cracking resistance of an aluminum alloy member consisting of 7000-series aluminum alloy extruded shape is improved. At least one region of a quenched aluminum alloy extruded shape is subjected to a restoring treatment of heating at a temperature-raising rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding at a temperature ranging 300 to 590° C. for a time longer than zero second and cooling at a cooling rate of 0.5° C./second or more. A plastic working is applied to the region within 72 hours. The region is subjected to a heat treatment of heating at a temperature-raising rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding at a temperature ranging 300 to 590° C. for a time longer than zero second and not longer than 300 seconds and cooling at a cooling rate of 2000° C./minute or less. The whole of the aluminum alloy extruded shape is subjected to an artificial aging treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takahiro SHIKAMA, Shinji YOSHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10144997
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy member resistant to cracking and having high strengths and excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance is manufactured by crushing a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate. Specifically, a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate containing Zn of 3.0-8.0%, Mg of 0.4-2.5%, Cu of 0.05-2.0%, and Ti of 0.005-0.2%, in mass percent, and prepared through press quenching is subjected to a reversion treatment, to crushing within 72 hours after the reversion treatment, and then to aging. The reversion treatment includes heating at a temperature rise rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding in a temperature range of 200-550° C. for longer than 0 second, and cooling at a rate of 0.5° C./second or more. The ratio of the tensile residual stress ?rs to the 0.2% yield stress ?0.2 after aging and the total content X of Mg and Zn satisfy a condition specified by Expression (1): Y??0.1X+1.4??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Narikazu Hashimoto, Takahiro Shikama, Tsunetake Tsuyoshi
  • Patent number: 10138537
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy member resistant to cracking and having high strengths and excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance is manufactured by crushing a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate. Specifically, a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate containing Zn of 3.0-8.0%, Mg of 0.4-2.5%, Cu of 0.05-2.0%, and Ti of 0.005-0.2%, in mass percent, and prepared through press quenching is subjected to a reversion treatment, to crushing within 72 hours after the reversion treatment, and then to aging. The reversion treatment includes heating at a temperature use rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding in a temperature range of 200-550° C. for longer than 0 second, and cooling at a rate of 0.5° C./second or more. The ratio of the tensile residual stress ?rs to the 0.2% yield stress ?0.2 after aging and the total content X of Mg and Zn satisfy a condition specified by Expression (1): Y??0.1X+1.4??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Narikazu Hashimoto, Takahiro Shikama, Tsunetake Tsuyoshi
  • Publication number: 20180087139
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy member resistant to cracking and having high strengths and excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance is manufactured by crushing a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate. Specifically, a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate containing Zn of 3.0-8.0%, Mg of 0.4-2.5%, Cu of 0.05-2.0%, and Ti of 0.005-0.2%, in mass percent, and prepared through press quenching is subjected to a reversion treatment, to crushing within 72 hours after the reversion treatment, and then to aging. The reversion treatment includes heating at a temperature rise rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding in a temperature range of 200-550° C. for longer than 0 second, and cooling at a rate of 0.5° C./second or more. The ratio of the tensile residual stress ?rs to the 0.2% yield stress ?0.2 after aging and the total content X of Mg and Zn satisfy a condition specified by Expression (1): Y??0.1X+1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Narikazu HASHIMOTO, Takahiro SHIKAMA, Tsunetake TSUYOSHI
  • Patent number: 9657374
    Abstract: To obtain an Al—Mg—Si based aluminum alloy extruded material with a smooth surface and no burning without inhibiting the productivity. An aluminum alloy billet includes: Si: 2.0 to 6.0% by mass; Mg: 0.3 to 1.2% by mass; and Ti: 0.01 to 0.2% by mass, a Fe content being restricted to 0.2% or less by mass, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. The aluminum alloy billet is subjected to a homogenization treatment by keeping at 500 to 550° C. for 4 to 15 hours. The billet is forcibly cooled to 250° C. or lower at an average cooling rate of 50° C./hr or higher. Then, the billet is subjected to hot-extruding at an extrusion rate of 3 to 10 m/min by being heating at 450 to 500° C. The extruded material is forcibly cooled at an average cooling rate of 50° C./sec or higher and then subjected to an aging treatment. The extruded material can be manufactured that has its surface having a ten-point average roughness Rz of 80 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukimasa Miyata, Shinji Yoshihara, Takahiro Shikama
  • Patent number: 9551054
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy member resistant to cracking and having high strengths and excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance is manufactured by expanding a 7xxx aluminum alloy hollow extrusion at a rate of 5% or more. Specifically, a 7xxx aluminum alloy hollow extrusion containing Zn of 3.0-9.5%, Mg of 0.4-2.5%, Cu of 0.05-2.0%, and Ti of 0.005-0.2%, in mass percent, and prepared through press quenching is subjected to a reversion treatment, to pipe expansion within 72 hours after the reversion treatment, and to temper aging. The reversion treatment includes heating at a temperature rise rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding in a temperature range of 200-550° C. for longer than 0 second, and cooling at a rate of 0.5° C./second or more. The ratio Y (?rs/?0.2) of the tensile residual stress ?rs to the 0.2% yield stress ?0.2 after temper aging and the total content X of Mg and Zn satisfy Expression (1): Y??0.1X+1.4 ??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shikama, Shinji Yoshihara
  • Publication number: 20160333445
    Abstract: To obtain an Al—Mg—Si based aluminum alloy extruded material with a smooth surface and no burning without inhibiting the productivity. An aluminum alloy billet includes: Si: 2.0 to 6.0% by mass; Mg: 0.3 to 1.2% by mass; and Ti: 0.01 to 0.2% by mass, a Fe content being restricted to 0.2% or less by mass, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. The aluminum alloy billet is subjected to a homogenization treatment by keeping at 500 to 550° C. for 4 to 15 hours. The billet is forcibly cooled to 250° C. or lower at an average cooling rate of 50° C./hr or higher. Then, the billet is subjected to hot-extruding at an extrusion rate of 3 to 10 m/min by being heating at 450 to 500° C. The extruded material is forcibly cooled at an average cooling rate of 50° C./sec or higher and then subjected to an aging treatment. The extruded material can be manufactured that has its surface having a ten-point average roughness Rz of 80 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Siko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yukimasa MIYATA, Shinji YOSHIHARA, Takahiro SHIKAMA
  • Publication number: 20160237540
    Abstract: The stress corrosion cracking resistance of an aluminum alloy member consisting of 7000-series aluminum alloy extruded shape is improved. At least one region of a quenched aluminum alloy extruded shape is subjected to a restoring treatment of heating at a temperature-raising rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding at a temperature ranging 300 to 590° C. for a time longer than zero second and cooling at a cooling rate of 0.5° C./second or more. A plastic working is applied to the region within 72 hours. The region is subjected to a heat treatment of heating at a temperature-raising rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding at a temperature ranging 300 to 590° C. for a time longer than zero second and not longer than 300 seconds and cooling at a cooling rate of 2000° C./minute or less. The whole of the aluminum alloy extruded shape is subjected to an artificial aging treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takahiro SHIKAMA, Shinji YOSHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20160208368
    Abstract: To obtain an Al—Mg—Si based aluminum alloy extruded material with a smooth surface and no burning without inhibiting the productivity. An aluminum alloy billet includes: Si: 2.0 to 6.0% by mass; Mg: 0.3 to 1.2% by mass; and Ti: 0.01 to 0.2% by mass, a Fe content being restricted to 0.2% or less by mass, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. The aluminum alloy billet is subjected to a homogenization treatment by keeping at 500 to 550° C. for 4 to 15 hours. The billet is forcibly cooled to 250° C. or lower at an average cooling rate of 50° C./hr or higher. Then, the billet is subjected to hot-extruding at an extrusion rate of 3 to 10 m/min by being heating at 450 to 500° C. The extruded material is forcibly cooled at an average cooling rate of 50° C./sec or higher and then subjected to an aging treatment. The extruded material can be manufactured that has its surface having a ten-point average roughness Rz of 80 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yukimasa MIYATA, Shinji YOSHIHARA, Takahiro SHIKAMA
  • Patent number: 9371047
    Abstract: There is provided a bumper beam that is formed of a 7000 series aluminum alloy hollow extrusion, has a crushed longitudinal portion, and locally has a low-hardness region in a bumper stay joint section. A portion (portion to be heated) of end portions of the bumper beam formed of a tempered member of a heat-treatable aluminum alloy extrusion is subjected to reversion treatment, thereby forming a heat-affected zone in a bumper stay joint section. An end region (portion to be crushed) of the heated portion is subjected to cold crushing, and then the whole bumper beam is subjected to age hardening. The heated portion and a non-heat-affected zone are hardened through the age hardening, thereby forming a low-hardness region that overlaps the joint section in a portion of the heat-affected zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Narikazu Hashimoto, Tsunetake Tsuyoshi, Takahiro Shikama, Hiroyuki Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 9206496
    Abstract: A 7000-series aluminum alloy hollow extruded material formed by porthole extrusion contains Zn: 3.0 to 8.0 mass %, Mg: 0.4 to 2.0 mass %, Cu: 0.05 to 2.0 mass %, Si: 0.3 mass % or less, Fe: 0.35 mass % or less, and one or more of Mn, Cr, and Zr: 0.10 mass % or less in total, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities. The aluminum alloy hollow extruded material has a recrystallized structure throughout the cross-section. In the case of pipe expansion by electro-magnetic forming, excellent pipe expansion formability is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shikama, Shinji Yoshihara
  • Publication number: 20150069770
    Abstract: There is provided a bumper beam that is formed of a 7000 series aluminum alloy hollow extrusion, has a crushed longitudinal portion, and locally has a low-hardness region in a bumper stay joint section. A portion (portion to be heated) of end portions of the bumper beam formed of a tempered member of a heat-treatable aluminum alloy extrusion is subjected to reversion treatment, thereby forming a heat-affected zone in a bumper stay joint section. An end region (portion to be crushed) of the heated portion is subjected to cold crushing, and then the whole bumper beam is subjected to age hardening. The heated portion and a non-heat-affected zone are hardened through the age hardening, thereby forming a low-hardness region that overlaps the joint section in a portion of the heat-affected zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Narikazu HASHIMOTO, Tsunetake TSUYOSHI, Takahiro SHIKAMA, Hiroyuki KAJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20140209222
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy member resistant to cracking and having high strengths and excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance is manufactured by expanding a 7xxx aluminum alloy hollow extrusion at a rate of 5% or more. Specifically, a 7xxx aluminum alloy hollow extrusion containing Zn of 3.0-9.5%, Mg of 0.4-2.5%, Cu of 0.05-2.0%, and Ti of 0.005-0.2%, in mass percent, and prepared through press quenching is subjected to a reversion treatment, to pipe expansion within 72 hours after the reversion treatment, and to temper aging. The reversion treatment includes heating at a temperature rise rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding in a temperature range of 200-550° C. for longer than 0 second, and cooling at a rate of 0.5° C./second or more. The ratio Y (?rs/?0.2) of the tensile residual stress ?rs to the 0.2% yield stress ?0.2 after temper aging and the total content X of Mg and Zn satisfy Expression (1): Y??0.1X+1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takahiro SHIKAMA, Shinji Yoshihara
  • Publication number: 20140209223
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy member resistant to cracking and having high strengths and excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance is manufactured by crushing a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate. Specifically, a 7xxx aluminum alloy extrudate containing Zn of 3.0-8.0%, Mg of 0.4-2.5%, Cu of 0.05-2.0%, and Ti of 0.005-0.2%, in mass percent, and prepared through press quenching is subjected to a reversion treatment, to crushing within 72 hours after the reversion treatment, and then to aging. The reversion treatment includes heating at a temperature use rate of 0.4° C./second or more, holding in a temperature range of 200-550° C. for longer than 0 second, and cooling at a rate of 0.5° C./second or more. The ratio of the tensile residual stress ?rs to the 0.2% yield stress ?0.2 after aging and the total content X of Mg and Zn satisfy a condition specified by Expression (1): Y??0.1 X+1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Narikazu HASHIMOTO, Takahiro SHIKAMA, Tsunetake TSUYOSHI