Patents by Inventor Yasuto Higashida

Yasuto Higashida 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: 20150132501
    Abstract: A method for producing a plug for use in a piercing rolling mill for producing a seamless steel tube/pipe includes an arc-spraying step of melting iron wires, and spraying molten material thereof onto a surface of a base metal of a plug by use of an arc-spray gun, so as to form a film containing oxide and Fe on the surface of the base metal of the plug. In the arc-spraying step, the surface of the base metal of the plug is divided into plural sections along an axial direction of the plug, and in turn, the arc-spraying is separately carried out in each of the plural sections while an intersection angle between the center line of a spraying stream from the arc-spray gun and the surface of the plug base metal is maintained within a range of 35 degrees to 90 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka
  • Publication number: 20150125630
    Abstract: A plug for hot tube-making having a sprayed coating resistant to peeling is provided. A method for producing a plug for hot tube-making according to the present embodiment includes a step of preparing a plug whose surface includes a sprayed coating formed thereon, the sprayed coating containing iron and an iron oxide; and a heat treatment step during which the plug is kept at 400° C. to 550° C. for 5 to 60 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Yasuto Higashida, Kazuhiro Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20150075241
    Abstract: Provided is an equipment system for producing a piercing-rolling plug to be used for producing a seamless steel tube/pipe, which includes a shotblasting device for applying shotblasting on a surface of the plug, and an arc-spraying device for performing arc-spraying of iron wires on a surface of a base metal of the plug to which the shotblasting is applied, so as to form a film containing oxide and Fe thereon. The arc-spraying device includes plural spraying booths each of which separately forms part of the film in turn in each of sections into which the surface of the base metal of the plug is divided along an axial direction of the plug. The production efficiency of the plug can therefore be maintained at a high level, and steady enhancement of the durability life of the plug can be realized during the piercing-rolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamamoto, Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Yasuto Higashida
  • Publication number: 20150075243
    Abstract: To increase the life of a plug used in a piercing machine for piercing-rolling a billet. The plug (10) is used in a piercing machine (30) that piercing-rolls a billet (36). The plug (10) includes a plug body (12), a build-up layer (14), and a sprayed film (16). The build-up layer (14) is formed on a surface of the plug body (12). The sprayed film (16) covers at least an area ranging from the rear end of the build-up layer (14) to a position of the maximum outer diameter of the plug body (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Yasuto Higashida, Kazuhiro Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20130269407
    Abstract: When performing piercing-rolling by use of a plug with a protection film on its surface, applying a lubricant made of an aqueous solution containing a total of 5 to 30% mass % of one or more of boron oxide, boric acid, and amine borate to the protection film on the plug surface, and using this plug for piercing-rolling makes it possible to realize the increase of the life of plug for piecing-rolling without reducing the efficiency of piercing-rolling. The plug can be cooled after the piecing-rolling, the application of the above described lubricant is performed when the surface temperature of the front edge of plug decreases to 100° C. or less, and the plug is reused for the piercing-rolling. In this occasion, the protection film on the plug . surface can be formed by arc spraying iron wire material onto the surface of the base metal of plug, and comprises oxides and Fe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Tatebayashi, Yasuto Higashida, Sumio Iida
  • Patent number: 8544306
    Abstract: A plug includes a front edge portion having a convex curvature; a cylindrical portion having a truly or nearly cylindrical shape; a trunk portion having an outer diameter gradually increasing toward a rear edge thereof; a mandrel joint provided in a rear edge portion of the plug; a lubricant ejection hole running through the trunk portion from the mandrel joint that opens on the surface of the cylindrical portion; and a coating comprising oxides and Fe that is formed on the base metal surface of each of the front edge portion as well as the trunk portion by arc spraying using an iron wire. In this way, the plug can prevent inner surface flaws from occurring in a hollow blank that is deformed by piercing-rolling, and can extend its life without requiring a long time for making it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Tomio Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20120210761
    Abstract: A plug includes a front edge portion having a convex curvature; a cylindrical portion having a truly or nearly cylindrical shape; a trunk portion having an outer diameter gradually increasing toward a rear edge thereof; a mandrel joint provided in a rear edge portion of the plug; a lubricant ejection hole running through the trunk portion from the mandrel joint that opens on the surface of the cylindrical portion; and a coating comprising oxides and Fe that is formed on the base metal surface of each of the front edge portion as well as the trunk portion by arc spraying using an iron wire. In this way, the plug can prevent inner surface flaws from occurring in a hollow blank that is deformed by piercing-rolling, and can extend its life without requiring a long time for making it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Tomio Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 8082768
    Abstract: A piercing and rolling plug has a film composed of oxides such as Fe3O4 and FeO and Fe (metal) as being formed on the surface of the base metal by electric arc spraying using an iron wire whose main component is Fe and, owing to this film, a plug excellent in heat-shielding and seizure-preventing effects can be realized and the lifetime of the plug can be prolonged. Further, in regenerating this plug, a film can be re-formed via the steps of shot blasting of the as-used plug in piercing and rolling and electric arc spraying in that order; thus, it is possible to regenerate the plug at low cost and in a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Kouji Nakaike, Naoya Hirase, Yasuto Higashida, Takateru Inage, Jyun Nagakita, Masaharu Nakamori, Fumihito Yoshikawa, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Takayuki Aisaka
  • Publication number: 20110159397
    Abstract: A stainless steel member comprising a stainless steel base metal; an oxide film located on the surface of the stainless steel base metal; an electroconductive layer located on the surface of the oxide film and comprising a nonmetallic electroconductive material; and an electroconductive material which is located so as to penetrate the oxide film and which electrically contacts the stainless steel base metal and the electroconductive layer is provided as a stainless steel member for a separator of a solid polymer fuel cell having excellent properties such that a degradation in performance is low even after prolonged operation. A solid polymer fuel cell using the stainless steel member is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideya KAMINAKA, Junko IMAMURA, Yasuto HIGASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20100050723
    Abstract: A piercing and rolling plug has a film composed of oxides such as Fe3O4 and FeO and Fe (metal) as being formed on the surface of the base metal by electric arc spraying using an iron wire whose main component is Fe and, owing to this film, a plug excellent in heat-shielding and seizure-preventing effects can be realized and the lifetime of the plug can be prolonged. Further, in regenerating this plug, a film can be re-formed via the steps of shot blasting of the as-used plug in piercing and rolling and electric arc spraying in that order; thus, it is possible to regenerate the plug at low cost and in a short period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Kouji Nakaike, Naoya Hirase, Yasuto Higashida, Takateru Inage, Jyun Nagakita, Masaharu Nakamori, Fumihito Yoshikawa, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Takayuki Aisaka