Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Tani

Yoshiaki Tani 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: 20170159185
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet includes a steel sheet; a Fe—Sn alloy layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; an Sn layer which is formed on the Fe—Sn alloy layer; and a chemical treatment layer that is formed on the Sn layer, and contains a 0.01 to 0.1 mg/m2 of Zr compounds in terms of an amount of metal Zr and 0.01 to 5 mg/m2 of phosphate compounds in terms of an amount of P. The total Sn content of the Fe—Sn alloy layer and the Sn layer is 0.1 to 15 g/m2 of Sn in terms of the amount of metal Sn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20160122891
    Abstract: A steel sheet for containers includes a steel sheet, an underlying Ni layer formed by performing a Ni coating or a Fe—Ni alloy coating containing Ni in an amount of 5 mg/m2 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Ni on at least one surface of the steel sheet, a Sn coated layer formed by performing a Sn coating containing Sn in an amount of 300 mg/m2 to 3,000 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Sn on the underlying Ni layer and including an island-shaped Sn formed by alloying the Sn coating and at least a part of the underlying Ni layer by a reflow treatment, an oxide layer formed on the Sn coated layer and containing tin oxide, and a chemical treatment layer formed on the oxide layer and at least contains Zr in an amount of 1 mg/m2 to 500 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of metal Zr and phosphate acid in an amount of 0.1 mg/m2 to 100 mg/m2 in terms of an amount of P, in which the oxide layer contains tin oxide in such an amount that an amount of electricity required for reduction of the oxide layer is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20160102414
    Abstract: A Ni-plated steel sheet according to the present invention includes a steel sheet, a first Ni-plated layer which is formed at least on a one-sided surface of the steel sheet and contains Ni, and a second Ni-plated layer which is formed on the first Ni-plated layer and contains Ni. An average central-line roughness Ra at an interface between the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is less than 0.1 ?m, an average central-line roughness Ra of a surface of the second Ni-plated layer is 0.1 ?m to 100 ?m, and a coating amount of Ni in the entirety of the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is 20 mg/m2 to 2500 mg/m2 per one-sided surface in terms of metal Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Patent number: 9121333
    Abstract: A cooling device is incorporated into a V-type engine E in which a front cylinder and a rear cylinder are arranged in V-shape and a rear exhaust pipe is placed at a right side of a vehicle body. The cooling device 1 includes an intake duct and a fan. The intake duct has a suction port which opens toward the rear exhaust pipe. The fan suctions the air into the interior of the intake duct through the suction port and exhausts the suctioned air to a location distant from the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Shibata, Yoshiaki Tani
  • Publication number: 20150064495
    Abstract: A steel sheet used to manufacture a container, wherein the steel sheet includes a chromate film layer or a film layer including Zr on the Ni plating layer, the Ni plating layer includes one or more of a hydroxyl Ni and a Ni oxide, an adhesion amount of the Ni plating layer in terms of an amount of Ni is 0.3 g/m2 or more, a concentration of oxygen atoms of the Ni plating layer due to the hydroxyl Ni and the Ni oxide is 1 to 10 atomic %, an adhesion amount of the chromate film layer in terms of the amount of Cr is 1 to 40 g/m2, and an adhesion amount of the film layer including Zr in terms of an amount of Zr is 1 to 40 g/m2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani
  • Publication number: 20140183086
    Abstract: A three-piece resealable can for acidic liquid includes, a cylindrical can body member that includes a screw portion at one end; and a can bottom member that contacts the can body member so as to close an opening portion of the other end of the can body member. The can body member includes a cylindrical first steel sheet, Ni plating that is formed on an inner circumferential surface of the first steel sheet, a polyester film that is formed so as to be disposed on the outermost surface of the inner circumference of the can body member, and a Zr-containing film that is formed between the first steel sheet and the polyester film. The can bottom member includes a second steel sheet, and Sn plating that is formed on the can body member side of the can bottom member. The Zr-containing film contains Zr compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani, Hirokazu Yokoya
  • Publication number: 20140123919
    Abstract: A cooling device is incorporated into a V-type engine E in which a front cylinder and a rear cylinder are arranged in V-shape and a rear exhaust pipe is placed at a right side of a vehicle body. The cooling device 1 includes an intake duct and a fan. The intake duct has a suction port which opens toward the rear exhaust pipe. The fan suctions the air into the interior of the intake duct through the suction port and exhausts the suctioned air to a location distant from the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Shibata, Yoshiaki Tani
  • Patent number: 8322479
    Abstract: A covering for a motorcycle exhaust tube is employed in a V-banked combustion engine having a drive output shaft, extending in a direction widthwise of a motorcycle body structure, and front and rear cylinder units arranged one after another in a direction longitudinally thereof, the front cylinder unit being displaced in one sidewise direction relative to a longitudinal mid-center line of the motorcycle body structure. The covering includes a covering body for covering a front exhaust tube, which is drawn from the front cylinder unit in a direction opposite to the one sidewise direction and extends rearwardly downwardly, and a covering extension provided in the covering body and positioned rearwardly of a radiator so as to extend towards the front cylinder unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Hisayoshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 8052810
    Abstract: A metal structure according to the present invention is unlikely to become brittle and has excellent hardness and creep resistance, characterized in that annealing has been applied at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger. This metal structure includes at least two kinds of metal material, and annealing can be applied at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger. For example, the present invention is advantageous in the manner of a microstructure for a contact probe. A fabricating method according to the present invention is a method of fabricating a metal structure unlikely to become brittle and having excellent hardness and creep resistance, characterized in that the step of applying annealing at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Okada, Yoshihiro Hirata, Shinji Inazawa, Masao Sakuta, Yoshiaki Tani, Teruhisa Sakata
  • Publication number: 20110101643
    Abstract: A covering for a motorcycle exhaust tube is employed in a V-banked combustion engine having a drive output shaft, extending in a direction widthwise of a motorcycle body structure, and front and rear cylinder units arranged one after another in a direction longitudinally thereof, the front cylinder unit being displaced in one sidewise direction relative to a longitudinal mid-center line of the motorcycle body structure. The covering includes a covering body for covering a front exhaust tube, which is drawn from the front cylinder unit in a direction opposite to the one sidewise direction and extends rearwardly downwardly, and a covering extension provided in the covering body and positioned rearwardly of a radiator so as to extend towards the front cylinder unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tani, Hisayoshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20090176027
    Abstract: A metal structure according to the present invention is unlikely to become brittle and has excellent hardness and creep resistance, characterized in that annealing has been applied at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger. This metal structure includes at least two kinds of metal material, and annealing can be applied at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger. For example, the present invention is advantageous in the manner of a microstructure for a contact probe. A fabricating method according to the present invention is a method of fabricating a metal structure unlikely to become brittle and having excellent hardness and creep resistance, characterized in that the step of applying annealing at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori OKADA, Yoshihiro Hirata, Shinji Inazawa, Masao Sakuta, Yoshiaki Tani, Teruhisa Sakata
  • Publication number: 20060144485
    Abstract: A metal structure according to the present invention is unlikely to become brittle and has excellent hardness and creep resistance, characterized in that annealing has been applied at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger. This metal structure includes at least two kinds of metal material, and annealing can be applied at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger. For example, the present invention is advantageous in the manner of a microstructure for a contact probe. A fabricating method according to the present invention is a method of fabricating a metal structure unlikely to become brittle and having excellent hardness and creep resistance, characterized in that the step of applying annealing at at a temperature not more than the temperature at which crystals of the metal material start to become larger is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Kazunori Okada, Yoshihiro Hirata, Shinji Inazawa, Masao Sakuta, Yoshiaki Tani, Teruhisa Sakata
  • Publication number: 20020153913
    Abstract: To enable a probe to be applied to a probe card for use in inspecting the IC chip having a fine pitch such as 100 &mgr;m, for example, as a pitch size between the electrodes by improving the probe for the probe card having a bare wire structure made of palladium alloy and the probe for the probe card having a bare wire structure made of beryllium copper alloy. There is provided a probe for the probe card characterized in that the same is comprised of a structure where either nickel plating or nickel alloy plating is applied to the surface of the core material made of either palladium alloy or beryllium copper alloy. In addition, there is provided a probe for the probe card having a structure where either nickel plating or nickel alloy plating is applied to the surface of the core material made of either palladium alloy or beryllium copper alloy and further the wire drawing with the wire drawing dies is applied to it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: Japan Electronic Materials Corp.
    Inventors: Masao Okubo, Kazumasa Okubo, Yoshiaki Tani, Yasuo Miura, Toshihumi Han