Patents by Inventor Yoichiro Bekki

Yoichiro Bekki 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: 9878402
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having a core material of an aluminum alloy, and a filler material cladded on the core is disclosed. The core material is an aluminum alloy having about 0.05 to about 1.2 mass Si, about 0.05-about 1.0 mass % Fe, about 0.05-about 1.2 mass % Cu, and about 0.6-about 1.8 mass % Mn, balance Al and the inevitable impurities. The filler material includes an aluminum alloy having about 2.5-about 13.0 mass % Si. Also, there is provided a method of manufacturing such an aluminum alloy brazing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ando, Akio Niikura, Yoichiro Bekki
  • Publication number: 20150144229
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having a core material of an aluminum alloy, and a filler material cladded on the core is disclosed. The core material is an aluminum alloy having about 0.05 to about 1.2 mass Si, about 0.05-about 1.0 mass % Fe, about 0.05-about 1.2 mass % Cu, and about 0.6-about 1.8 mass % Mn, balance Al and the inevitable impurities. The, filler material includes an aluminum alloy having about 2.5-about 13.0 mass % Si. Also, there is provided a method of manufacturing such an aluminum alloy brazing sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto Ando, Akio Niikura, Yoichiro Bekki
  • Publication number: 20120129003
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having a core material of an aluminum alloy, and a filler material cladded on the core is disclosed. The core material is an aluminum alloy having about 0.05 to about 1.2 mass Si, about 0.05-about 1.0 mass % Fe, about 0.05-about 1.2 mass % Cu, and about 0.6-about 1.8 mass % Mn, balance Al and the inevitable impurities. The filler material includes an aluminum alloy having about 2.5-about 13.0 mass % Si. Also, there is provided a method of manufacturing such an aluminum alloy brazing sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp.
    Inventors: Makoto Ando, Akio Niikura, Yoichiro Bekki
  • Patent number: 8142907
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having high strength comprising: a core alloy; an Al—Si-based filler alloy cladded on one side or both sides of the core alloy, wherein the core alloy is composed of an aluminum alloy containing 0.3-1.2% (mass %, the same applies the below) Si, 0.05-0.4% Fe, 0.3-1.2% Cu, 0.3-1.8% Mn, 0.05-0.6% Mg, and containing one or more elements selected from the group consisting of 0.02-0.3% Ti, 0.02-0.3% Zr, 0.02-0.3% Cr and 0.02-0.3% V, the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and wherein, after the aluminum alloy brazing sheet is subjected to brazing, the core alloy features a metallic structure in which a density of intermetallic compounds having a grain diameter of at least 0.1 ?m is at most ten grains per ?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Furukawa-sky Aluminum Corp, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Hiroshi Kano, Akio Niikura, Yoichiro Bekki, Kenji Negura, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa, Keiichi Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20090020585
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having high strength comprising: a core alloy; an Al—Si-based filler alloy cladded on one side or both sides of the core alloy, wherein the core alloy is composed of an aluminum alloy containing 0.3-1.2% (mass %, the same applies the below) Si, 0.05-0.4% Fe, 0.3-1.2% Cu, 0.3-1.8% Mn, 0.05-0.6% Mg, and containing one or more elements selected from the group consisting of 0.02-0.3% Ti, 0.02-0.3% Zr, 0.02-0.3% Cr and 0.02-0.3% V, the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and wherein, after the aluminum alloy brazing sheet is subjected to brazing, the core alloy features a metallic structure in which a density of intermetallic compounds having a grain diameter of at least 0.1 ?m is at most ten grains per ?m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicants: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Hiroshi Kano, Akio Niikura, Yoichiro Bekki, Kenji Negura, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa, Keiichi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 6863747
    Abstract: An aluminum sheet material for automobiles is herein disclosed, having an aluminum alloy composition: (i) comprising 3.5 to 5 wt % of Si, 0.3 to 1.5 wt % of Mg, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and 0.6 to 1 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities, or (ii) comprising between more than 2.6 wt % and 5 wt % of Si, 0.2 to 1.0 wt % of Mg, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and between 0.05 and less than 0.6 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignees: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Kashiwazaki, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6726785
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy sheet material, containing 2.6% by mass or more and less than 3.5% by mass (% by mass is simply denoted by % hereinafter) of Si, 0.05 to 0.5% of Mg, 0.5% or more and less than 1.2% of Cu, 0.6 to 1.5% of Mn, 0.5 to 1.6% of Zn, and 0.3 to 2.0% of Fe, and containing, if necessary, at least one of 0.01 to 0.2% of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2% of Zr, 0.01 to 0.2% of V, and 0.01 to 0.2% of Ti, with the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities. A method of producing the aluminum alloy sheet material, which method contains carrying out specific workings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Oyama, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi, Morio Kuroki
  • Patent number: 6716390
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy extruded material for automotive structural members, which contains 2.6 to 5 wt % of Si, 0.15 to 0.3 wt % of Mg, 0.3 to 2 wt % of Cu, 0.05 to 1 wt % of Mn, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, 0.2 to 2.5 wt % of Zn, 0.005 to 0.1 wt % of Cr, and 0.005 to 0.05 wt % of Ti, and satisfies relationship of the following expression (I), (Content of Mn (wt %))+0.32×(content of Fe (wt %))+0.097×(content of Si (wt %))+3.5×(content of Cr (wt %))+2.9×(content of Ti (wt %))≦1.36 (I) with the balance being made of aluminum and unavoidable impurities. A method of producing the aluminum alloy extruded material for automotive structural members, which comprises cooling with a refrigerant from outside of a die-exit side, at the time of extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6607615
    Abstract: There is disclosed an aluminum alloy extruded material for structural members of automotive bodies, which is composed of an aluminum alloy containing more than 2.6 wt % but 4.0 wt % or less of Si and more than 0.3 wt % but 1.5 wt % or less of Mg, further, (i) containing Mn, Zn, Cu, and Fe each in a given amount, or (ii) containing Zn, Cu, and Fe each in a given amount and containing at least one selected from among Mn, Cr, Zr, and V in a given amount, and the balance being made of Al and unavoidable impurities, which material has a given conductivity and a given melting start temperature. There is also disclosed a method for producing the extruded material, in which after an aluminum alloy ingot of the above composition is subjected to a homogenizing treatment at given conditions, it is cooled, heated again, and subjected to hot extrusion at given conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichiro Bekki, Kazuhisa Kashiwazaki, Nobuaki Ohara, Noboru Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20030005984
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy sheet material, containing 2.6% by mass or more and less than 3.5% by mass (% by mass is simply denoted by % hereinafter) of Si, 0.05 to 0.5% of Mg, 0.5% or more and less than 1.2% of Cu, 0.6 to 1.5% of Mn, 0.5 to 1.6% of Zn, and 0.3 to 2.0% of Fe, and containing, if necessary, at least one of 0.01 to 0.2% of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2% of Zr, 0.01 to 0.2% of V, and 0.01 to 0.2% of Ti, with the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities. A method of producing the aluminum alloy sheet material, which method contains carrying out specific workings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Koji Oyama, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi, Morio Kuroki
  • Publication number: 20020197506
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Al alloy for a welded construction having excellent welding characteristics, which Al alloy comprises 1.5 to 5 wt % of Si (hereinafter, wt % is referred to as %), 0.2 to 1.5% of Mg, 0.2 to 1.5% of Zn, 0.2 to 2% of Cu, 0.1 to 1.5% of Fe, and at least one member selected from the group consisting of 0.01 to 1.0% of Mn, 0.01 to 0.2% of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2% of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2% of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2% of V, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. Also disclosed is a welded joint having this Al alloy base metal welded with an Al—Mg— or Al—Si-series filler metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Seizo Ueno, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6440583
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Al alloy for a welded construction having excellent welding characteristics, which Al alloy comprises 1.5 to 5 wt % of Si (hereinafter, wt % is referred to as %), 0.2 to 1.5% of Mg, 0.2 to 1.5% of Zn, 0.2 to 2% of Cu, 0.1 to 1.5% of Fe, and at least one member selected from the group consisting of 0.01 to 1.0% of Mn, 0.01 to 0.2% of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2% of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2% of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2% of V, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. Also disclosed is a welded joint having this Al alloy base metal welded with an Al—Mg- or Al—Si-series filler metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seizo Ueno, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20020043312
    Abstract: An aluminum sheet material for automobiles is herein disclosed, having an aluminum alloy composition: (i) comprising 3.5 to 5 wt % of Si, 0.3 to 1.5 wt % of Mg, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and 0.6 to 1 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities, or (ii) comprising between more than 2.6 wt % and 5 wt % of Si, 0.2 to 1.0 wt % of Mg, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and between 0.05 and less than 0.6 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Applicant: THE FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Kashiwazaki, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6355090
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of producing an aluminum alloy for automotive parts, comprising adding a scrap of an aluminum wrought alloy or a pure aluminum ingot to an aluminum alloy casting scrap, melting the mixture to dilute impurities, and if necessary, adjusting elements of the resultant. According to the above method, aluminum alloy casting scraps, which contain large amounts of impurities and have been difficult to recycle into other articles until now, can be converted to an aluminum alloy material that is applicable as a wrought material usable as a higher-grade material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Ohyama, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6325870
    Abstract: An aluminum sheet material for automobiles is herein disclosed, having an aluminum alloy composition: (i) comprising 3.5 to 5 wt % of Si, 0.3 to 1.5 wt % of Mg, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and 0.6 to 1 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities, or (ii) comprising between more than 2.6 wt % and 5 wt % of Si, 0.2 to 1.0 wt % of Mg, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and between 0.05 and less than 0.6 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Kashiwazaki, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20010037844
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy energy-absorbing member, which satisfies the conditions of &agr;≧24 and (&agr;×&sgr;)≧6000, wherein &agr; (%) is the rupture elongation at a gauge distance of 5 mm, and &sgr; (MPa) is a 0.2% proof stress value, in the extruding direction of an aluminum alloy extruded material. This is an aluminum alloy energy-absorbing member that is lightweight, high in energy absorption, adequate in required mechanical strength, and preferable as an impact-absorbing member for an automobile, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: Yoichiro Bekki, Seizo Ueno
  • Publication number: 20010006607
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy extruded material for automotive structural members, which contains 2.6 to 5 wt % of Si, 0.15 to 0.3 wt % of Mg, 0.3 to 2 wt % of Cu, 0.05 to 1 wt % of Mn, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, 0.2 to 2.5 wt % of Zn, 0.005 to 0.1 wt % of Cr, and 0.005 to 0.05 wt % of Ti, and satisfies relationship of the following expression (I), (Content of Mn (wt %))+0.32×(content of Fe (wt %))+0.097×(content of Si (wt %))+3.5×(content of Cr (wt %))+2.9×(content of Ti (wt %))≦1.36 (I) with the balance being made of aluminum and unavoidable impurities. A method of producing the aluminum alloy extruded material for automotive structural members, which comprises cooling with a refrigerant from outside of a die-exit side, at the time of extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: July 5, 2001
    Inventors: Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5939164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aluminum alloy for a magnetic disk substrate having a composition consisting of, by percent by weight, 2.0 to 6.0% of Mg, 0.05 to 0.15% of Cu, 0.10 to 0.30% of Zn and 0.05 to 0.12% of Zr, wherein the contents of Cu, Zn and Zr satisfy the relationship: 0.15%.ltoreq.2Cu+6Zr-3Zn.ltoreq.0.32% (wherein Cu, Zr, and Zn respectively represent their contents in terms of percent by weight), and the composition further consists of one or both of 0.01 or more to less than 0.05% of Cr and 0.01 or more to less than 0.05% of Mn, impurities consisting of Si, Fe and Ti, which are respectively regulated to be 0.05% or less, 0.05% or less, and 0.02% or less, and other inevitable impurity elements respectively regulated to be 0.02% or less, with the remainder being Al. The present invention also relates to a clad material for a magnetic disk substrate, in which one or both surfaces of a core material, consisting of at least less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Kubo, Ken-ichi Ogura, Yoichiro Bekki, Satoru Yamada, Koji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 5605586
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy sheet suitable for high-speed forming includes subjecting the alloy to a homogenization treatment, hot rolling and cold rolling the homogenization treated alloy, thereby obtaining a cold-rolled sheet, and annealing the cold-rolled sheet. The aluminum alloy contains 4.0 to 10.0 wt. % of Mg, 0.2 wt. % of inevitable impurities of Fe and Si, 0.05 wt. % of other impurity elements, and the balance of Al. Another embodiment includes deep drawing the aluminum alloy sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Bekki, Minoru Hayashi, Ryo Syoji
  • Patent number: 5518558
    Abstract: A high Mg content Al-Mg alloy sheet for press-forming, having superior strength and deep drawing formability. The alloy has intermetallic compounds containing Cr dispersed into the metal structure thereof. The mean grain diameter of the metal structure ranges from about 5 to 30 .mu.m. The process for manufacturing the alloy is also disclosed. The composition of the alloy includes Al, Mg, Be, Cr, Ti, B, Cu Fe, Si and associated inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Shoji, Yoichiro Bekki