Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Natori

Yoshiaki Natori 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: 11053574
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet according to an aspect of the present invention contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, Si: 3.0% to 4.0%, Mn: 1.2% to 3.3%, P: more than 0% and less than 0.030%, S: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, sol. Al: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, N: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, one or more of La, Ce, Pr, and Nd: 0.0005% to 0.0200% in total, Ca: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Ti: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Sn: 0% to 0.10%, Sb: 0% to 0.10%, Mg: 0% to 0.0100%, and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which Si?0.5×Mn: 2.0% or more, and Si+0.5×Mn: 3.8% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yashiki, Yoshiaki Natori, Kazutoshi Takeda, Susumu Mukawa, Takuya Matsumoto, Koji Fujita, Takashi Morohoshi, Masafumi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11021771
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, Si: 3.0% to 4.0%, Mn: 1.0% to 3.3%, P: more than 0% and less than 0.030%, S: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, sol. Al: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, N: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, O: 0.0110% to 0.0350%, Sn: 0% to 0.050%, Sb: 0% to 0.050%, Ti: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which Sn+Sb: 0.050% or less, Si?0.5×Mn: 2.0% or more, and an O content in a sheet thickness central portion excluding a surface layer portion which is a range from a front surface and a rear surface to a position of 10 ?m in a depth direction is less than 0.0100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yashiki, Yoshiaki Natori, Kazutoshi Takeda, Susumu Mukawa, Takuya Matsumoto, Koji Fujita, Takashi Morohoshi, Masafumi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20200232059
    Abstract: This non-oriented electrical steel sheet including, as a chemical composition, by mass %: C: 0.0100% or less; Si: more than 3.0% and 5.0% or less; Mn: 0.1 to 3.0%; P: 0.20% or less: S: 0.0018% or less: N: 0.0040% or less; Al: 0 to 0.9%; one or more selected from the group consisting of Sn and Sb: 0 to 0.100%; Cr 0 to 5.0%; Ni: 0 to 5.0%; Cu: 0 to 5.0%; Ca: 0 to 0.01%; rare earth elements (REM): 0 to 0.010%; and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which an area ratio of a crystal structure A composed of crystal grains having a grain size of 100 ?m or greater in a cross section parallel to a rolled surface of the non-oriented electrical steel sheet is 1 to 30%, an average grain size of a crystal structure B that is a crystal structure other than the crystal structure A is 25 ?m or less, and a Vickers hardness HvA of the crystal structure A and a Vickers hardness HvB of the crystal structure B satisfy HvA/HvB?1.000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi FUJIMURA, Takeru ICHIE, Yoshiaki NATORI, Hiroyoshi YASHIKI
  • Publication number: 20200181725
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet includes a steel layer and an insulation coating arranged in directly contact with the steel layer thereon. The steel layer includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, 2.9 to 4.0% of Si, 2.0 to 4.0% of Mn, 0 to 0.20% of Sn, and 0 to 0.20% of Sb. In the steel layer, a silicon content and a manganese content expressed in mass % satisfy 1.2%?Si?0.5×Mn?2.0%, and a tin content and an antimony content expressed in mass % satisfy 0.005%?Sn+Sb?0.20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Kenichi MURAKAMI, Nobusato MORISHIGE, Hirotoshi TADA, Yoshiaki NATORI
  • Patent number: 10604818
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet includes a steel layer and an insulation coating arranged in directly contact with the steel layer thereon. The steel layer includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, 2.9 to 4.0% of Si, 2.0 to 4.0% of Mn, 0 to 0.20% of Sn, and 0 to 0.20% of Sb. In the steel layer, a silicon content and a manganese content expressed in mass % satisfy 1.2%?Si?0.5×Mn?2.0%, and a tin content and an antimony content expressed in mass % satisfy 0.005%?Sn+Sb?0.20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yashiki, Kenichi Murakami, Nobusato Morishige, Hirotoshi Tada, Yoshiaki Natori
  • Publication number: 20200040423
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %: C: 0.0015% to 0.0040%; Si: 3.5% to 4.5%; Al: 0.65% or less; Mn: 0.2% to 2.0%; Sn: 0% to 0.20%; Sb: 0% to 0.20%; P: 0.005% to 0.150%; S: 0.0001% to 0.0030%; Ti: 0.0030% or less; Nb: 0.0050% or less; Zr: 0.0030% or less; Mo: 0.030% or less; V: 0.0030% or less; N: 0.0010% to 0.0030%; O: 0.0010% to 0.0500%; Cu: less than 0.10%; Ni: less than 0.50%; and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which a product sheet thickness is 0.10 mm to 0.30 mm, an average grain size is 10 ?m to 40 ?m, an iron loss W10/800 is 50 W/Kg or less, a tensile strength is 580 MPa to 700 MPa, and a yield ratio is 0.82 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NATORI, Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Miho TOMITA, Hiroshi FUJIMURA, Takeaki WAKISAKA, Tesshu MURAKAWA, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Hiroki HORI, Yuuya GOHMOTO, O UYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190367746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical steel sheet and a coating liquid for electrical steel sheets; and the purpose of the present invention is to provide an electrical steel sheet which has more excellent heat resistance, corrosion resistance and appearance without containing chromium, and which exhibits excellent insulating properties even after stress relief annealing performed at temperatures higher than ever before, and a coating liquid for achieving this electrical steel sheet. An electrical steel sheet according to the present invention is mainly composed of a metal phosphate and fine plate-like inorganic compound particles, secondary particles of which have an average particle diameter of from 0.05 ?m to 5 ?m (inclusive) and a specific surface area of 1-80 m2/g, and primary particles of which have an aspect ratio of 50-1,000. The content of the fine plate-like inorganic compound particles is from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Yoshiaki NATORI, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Hiroyoshi YASHIKI
  • Publication number: 20190316239
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet according to an aspect of the present invention contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, Si: 3.0% to 4.0%, Mn: 1.2% to 3.3%, P: more than 0% and less than 0.030%, S: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, sol. Al: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, N: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, one or more of La, Ce, Pr, and Nd: 0.0005% to 0.0200% in total, Ca: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Ti: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Sn: 0% to 0.10%, Sb: 0% to 0.10%, Mg: 0% to 0.0100%, and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which Si?0.5×Mn: 2.0% or more, and Si+0.5×Mn: 3.8% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Yoshiaki NATORI, Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Susumu MUKAWA, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Koji FUJITA, Takashi MOROHOSHI, Masafumi MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190316221
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, Si: 3.0% to 4.0%, Mn: 1.0% to 3.3%, P: more than 0% and less than 0.030%, S: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, sol. Al: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, N: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, O: 0.0110% to 0.0350%, Sn: 0% to 0.050%, Sb: 0% to 0.050%, Ti: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which Sn+Sb: 0.050% or less, Si?0.5×Mn: 2.0% or more, and an O content in a sheet thickness central portion excluding a surface layer portion which is a range from a front surface and a rear surface to a position of 10 ?m in a depth direction is less than 0.0100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Yoshiaki NATORI, Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Susumu MUKAWA, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Koji FUJITA, Takashi MOROHOSHI, Masafumi MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190228891
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, and when an average value of Mn concentrations in a range from a surface of a base iron to a position where a depth from the surface of the base iron is 2 ?m is set to [Mn2], and an Mn concentration at a position where a depth from the surface of the base iron is 10 ?m is set to [Mn10], the base iron satisfies the following expression 1. 0.1?[Mn2]/[Mn10]?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NATORI, Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Masaru TAKAHASHI, Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Takuya MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10354784
    Abstract: A non-oriented magnetic steel sheet includes a specific chemical composition represented by, in mass %: Si: 3.0% to 3.6%; Al: 0.50% to 1.25%; Mn: 0.5% to 1.5%; Sb or Sn or both of them: [Sb]+[Sn]/2 is 0.0025% to 0.05% where [Sb] denotes an Sb content and [Sn] denotes an Sn content; P: 0.010% to 0.150%; Ni: 0.010% to 0.200%; C: 0.0010% to 0.0040%; and others. The thickness of the non-oriented magnetic steel sheet is 0.15 mm to 0.30 mm. the non-oriented magnetic steel sheet includes magnetic properties represented by, where t denotes a thickness (mm) of the non-oriented magnetic steel sheet: a magnetic flux density B50: “0.2×t+1.52” T or more; a magnetic flux density difference ?B50: 0.08 T or less; core loss W10/50: 0.95 W/kg or less; and core loss W10/400: “20×t+7.5” W/kg or less. A ratio of a number of intergranular carbides precipitated in grains relative to a sum of the number of the intergranular carbides and a number of grain boundary carbides precipitated on grain boundaries is 0.50 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Murakami, Yoshiaki Natori, Takuya Matsumoto, Hiroki Hori, Takeaki Wakisaka
  • Publication number: 20170233842
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet includes a steel layer and an insulation coating arranged in directly contact with the steel layer thereon. The steel layer includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, 2.9 to 4.0% of Si, 2.0 to 4.0% of Mn, 0 to 0.20% of Sn, and 0 to 0.20% of Sb. In the steel layer, a silicon content and a manganese content expressed in mass % satisfy 1.2%?Si-0.5×Mn?2.0%, and a tin content and an antimony content expressed in mass % satisfy 0.005%?Sn+Sb?0.20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Kenichi MURAKAMI, Nobusato MORISHIGE, Hirotoshi TADA, Yoshiaki NATORI
  • Publication number: 20170194082
    Abstract: A non-oriented magnetic steel sheet includes a specific chemical composition represented by, in mass %: Si: 3.0% to 3.6%; Al: 0.50% to 1.25%; Mn: 0.5% to 1.5%; Sb or Sn or both of them: [Sb]+[Sn]/2 is 0.0025% to 0.05% where [Sb] denotes an Sb content and [Sn] denotes an Sn content; P: 0.010% to 0.150%; Ni: 0.010% to 0.200%; C: 0.0010% to 0.0040%; and others. The thickness of the non-oriented magnetic steel sheet is 0.15 mm to 0.30 mm. the non-oriented magnetic steel sheet includes magnetic properties represented by, where t denotes a thickness (mm) of the non-oriented magnetic steel sheet: a magnetic flux density B50: “0.2×t+1.52” T or more; a magnetic flux density difference ?B50: 0.08 T or less; core loss W10/50: 0.95 W/kg or less; and core loss W10/400: “20×t+7.5” W/kg or less. A ratio of a number of intergranular carbides precipitated in grains relative to a sum of the number of the intergranular carbides and a number of grain boundary carbides precipitated on grain boundaries is 0.50 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi MURAKAMI, Yoshiaki NATORI, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Hiroki HORI, Takeaki WAKISAKA
  • Patent number: 9570219
    Abstract: This oriented electrical steel sheet is a non-oriented electrical steel sheet consisting of, in mass %: C: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.0040%, Si: more than 3.0% and not more than 3.7%, sol.Al: not less than 0.3% and not more than 1.0%, Mn: not less than 0.5% and not more than 1.5%, Sn: not less than 0.005% and not more than 0.1%, Ti: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.0030%, S: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.0020%, N: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.003%, Ni: not less than 0.001% and not more than 0.2%, P: not less than 0.005% and not more than 0.05%, with a balance consisting of Fe and impurities, in which a resistivity ? at room temperature ?60 ??cm, and saturation magnetic flux density Bs at room temperature ?1.945 T are established, and the components contained satisfy 3.5?Si+(?)×sol.Al+(?)×Mn?4.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Natori, Kenichi Murakami, Takeaki Wakisaka, Hisashi Mogi, Takuya Matsumoto, Tomoji Shono, Tatsuya Takase, Junichi Takaobushi
  • Patent number: 8920581
    Abstract: Nitriding process of a steel strip is performed. Next, annealing is performed to form a forsterite based glass coating film at a surface of the steel strip. Heating is performed up to 1000° C. or more in a mixed gas atmosphere containing H2 gas and N2 gas, and a rate of N2 gas is 20 volume % or more, next, the atmosphere is switched into H2 gas atmosphere at the temperature of 1000° C. or more and 1100° C. or less, when the annealing is performed. An oxygen potential P (H2O)/P (H2) is set to be 0.05 to 0.3 when the temperature is 850° C. or less during the heating in the mixed gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Natori, Shuichi Yamazaki, Fumiaki Takahashi, Seiki Takebayashi
  • Publication number: 20140227127
    Abstract: This oriented electrical steel sheet is a non-oriented electrical steel sheet consisting of, in mass %: C: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.0040%, Si: more than 3.0% and not more than 3.7%, sol.Al: not less than 0.3% and not more than 1.0%, Mn: not less than 0.5% and not more than 1.5%, Sn: not less than 0.005% and not more than 0.1%, Ti: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.0030%, S: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.0020%, N: not less than 0.0001% and not more than 0.003%, Ni: not less than 0.001% and not more than 0.2%, P: not less than 0.005% and not more than 0.05%, with a balance consisting of Fe and impurities, in which a resistivity ? at room temperature ?60 ??cm, and saturation magnetic flux density Bs at room temperature ?1.945 T are established, and the components contained satisfy 3.5?Si+(?)×sol.Al+(?)×Mn?4.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Natori, Kenichi Murakami, Takeaki Wakisaka, Hisashi Mogi, Takuya Matsumoto, Tomoji Shono, Tatsuya Takase, Junichi Takaobushi
  • Patent number: 8268097
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet has a tension film that does not include chromium. In the present invention, the tension film, including a phosphate and silica as constituents, includes a manganese compound and a potassium compound. The mole ratio K/Mn of potassium to manganese in the film is set to a certain range. The film can be produced by preparing a coating solution by adding a compound, which includes the phosphate and the silica and also includes the potassium and the manganese, and applying the coating solution on a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet after final annealing is completed, followed by drying and baking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Takahashi, Kazutoshi Takeda, Hiroyasu Fujii, Shuichi Yamazaki, Yoshiaki Natori
  • Publication number: 20110209798
    Abstract: Nitriding process of a steel strip is performed. Next, annealing is performed to form a forsterite based glass coating film at a surface of the steel strip. Heating is performed up to 1000° C. or more in a mixed gas atmosphere containing H2 gas and N2 gas, and a rate of N2 gas is 20 volume % or more, next, the atmosphere is switched into H2 gas atmosphere at the temperature of 1000° C. or more and 1100° C. or less, when the annealing is performed. An oxygen potential P (H2O)/P (H2) is set to be 0.05 to 0.3 when the temperature is 850° C. or less during the heating in the mixed gas atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Natori, Shuichi Yamazaki, Fumiaki Takahashi, Seiki Takebayashi
  • Publication number: 20110039114
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet has a tension film that does not include chromium. In the present invention, the tension film, including a phosphate and silica as constituents, includes a manganese compound and a potassium compound. The mole ratio K/Mn of potassium to manganese in the film is set to a certain range. However, the manganese described herein does not refer to manganese derived from a manganese phosphate included in raw materials of the film. The film can be produced by preparing a coating solution by adding a compound, which includes the phosphate and the silica and also includes the potassium and the manganese, and applying the coating solution on a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet after final annealing is completed, followed by drying and baking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Fumiaki Takahashi, Kazutoshi Takeda, Hiroyasu Fujii, Shuichi Yamazaki, Yoshiaki Natori