Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Nishiyama

Yoshitaka Nishiyama 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: 9657383
    Abstract: There is provided a heat resistant ferritic steel including a base material including, by mass percent, C: 0.01 to 0.3%, Si: 0.01 to 2%, Mn: 0.01 to 2%, P: at most 0.10%, S: at most 0.03%, Cr: 7.5 to 14.0%, sol.Al: at most 0.3%, and N: 0.005 to 0.15%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and an oxide film that is formed on the base material and contains 25 to 97% of Fe and 3 to 75% of Cr. This heat resistant ferritic steel is excellent in photoselective absorptivity and oxidation resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Hiroshi Matsuo, Shunichi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9612008
    Abstract: There is provided an austenitic stainless steel tube containing, by mass percent, 14 to 28% of Cr and 6 to 30% of Ni, wherein the steel tube has a metal micro-structure, in which an average dislocation density, which is determined by XRD measurement using a Co tube, is 3.0×1014/m2 or higher, on the inner surface side of the steel tube. The crystal grain size of the steel tube is preferably 50 ?m or smaller. The steel tube of the present invention is suitable as a steel tube used in power-generating plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Mitsuharu Yonemura
  • Publication number: 20160355911
    Abstract: A welded joint is obtained by using a welding material having a composition: Cr: 15.0 to 30.0%; and Ni: 40.0 to 70.0%, including: a base material having a composition: C: 0.03 to 0.075%; Si: 0.6 to 2.0%; Mn: 0.05 to 2.5%; P: up to 0.04%; S: up to 0.015%; Cr: more than 16.0% and less than 23.0%; Ni: not less than 20.0% and less than 30.0%; Cu: 0.5 to 10.0%; Mo: less than 1%; Al: up to 0.15%; N: 0.005 to 0.20%; O: up to 0.02%; Ca: 0 to 0.1%; REM: 0 to 0.15%; V: not less than 0% and less than 0.5%; and Nb: 0 to 2%, a balance being Fe and impurities and a first-layer weld metal including Fe content from 10 to 40%, all % by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kana JOTOKU, Hiroyuki HIRATA, Yoshitaka NISHIYAMA, Hirokazu OKADA, Shinnosuke KURIHARA, Yuhei SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9150947
    Abstract: An austenitic stainless steel having excellent resistance to scale peeling which can suppress peeling of a protective oxide scale which is formed on the steel surface even when the steel undergoes repeated cycles of high temperature heating and cooling and which is suitable for use in a high temperature, humidified gas environment at a high temperature and particularly at 1023 K or above has a steel composition consisting essentially of C: 0.01-0.15%, Si: 0.01-3%, Mn: 0.01-2%, Cu: 0.1-2.5%, Cr: 23-30%, Ni: 16-25%, Al: 0.005-0.20%, N: 0.001-0.40%, P: at most 0.04%, S: at most 0.01%, at least one of Y and Ln series elements: a total of 0.005-0.1%, and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, with the number of inclusions containing Y and Ln series elements in the steel surface being at most 5×10?3/?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Nobuo Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20150203677
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a polysiloxane composition which exhibits high heat and light resistance, and excellent gas-barrier properties. The polysiloxane composition of the present invention includes: (A) a modified polyhedral polysiloxane which is obtained by modifying (a) an alkenyl group-containing polyhedral polysiloxane compound with (b) a hydrosilyl group-containing compound; and (B) an organopolysiloxane containing at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule, wherein the polysiloxane composition after curing has a water vapor permeability of not more than 30 g/m2/24 h, and the polysiloxane composition includes (B1) an aryl group-containing organopolysiloxane as the organopolysiloxane (B), and/or (C) a component which is (C1) an organosilicon compound that contains one alkenyl or hydrosilyl group in a molecule, or (C2) a cyclic olefin compound that contains one carbon-carbon double bond in a molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Satoshi Sugiyama, Takao Manabe
  • Publication number: 20150010425
    Abstract: An austenitic stainless steel, which consists of by mass percent, C: not more than 0.02%, Si: not more than 1.5%, Mn: not more than 2%, Cr: 17 to 25%, Ni: 9 to 13%, Cu: more than 0.26% not more than 4%, N: 0.06 to 0.35%, sol. Al: 0.008 to 0.03%. One or more elements selected from Nb, Ti, V, TA, Hf, and Zr in controlled amounts can be included with the balance being Fe and impurities. P, S, Sn, As, Zn, Pb and Sb among the impurities are controlled as P: 0.006 to 0.04%, S: 0.0004 to 0.03%, Sn: 0.001 to 0.1%, As: not more than 0.01%, Zn: not more than 0.01%, Pb: not more than 0.01% and Sb: not more than 0.01%. The amounts of S, P, Sn, As, Zn, Pb and Sb and the amounts of Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf, and Ti are further controlled using formulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiro OSUKI, Kazuhiro OGAWA, Hiroyuki HIRARA, Yoshitaka NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8874303
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel-saving driving evaluation system which provides a driver with advice suitable for the driver based on fuel-saving driving evaluation standards which correspond to the fuel-saving driving proficiency level of the driver, so that the driver is relaxed and the fuel-saving driving skill of the driver is gradually improved. The fuel-saving driving evaluation system is comprised of an engine speed measuring device, a vehicle speed measuring device, a fuel flow measuring device, and a control device. The control device has a function to store several kinds of standard values and target values of parameters (driving operation parameters) for evaluating the fuel-saving driving level in the vehicle to be evaluated, and a function to determine the standard values and the target values of the parameters based on control signals sent from outside of the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: UD Trucks Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Ishida, Yoshitaka Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 8865060
    Abstract: An austenitic stainless steel, which consists of by mass percent, C: not more than 0.02%, Si: not more than 1.5%, Mn: not more than 2%, Cr: 17 to 25%, Ni: 9 to 13%, Cu: more than 0.26% not more than 4%, N: 0.06 to 0.35%, sol. Al: 0.008 to 0.03%. One or more elements selected from Nb, Ti, V, TA, Hf, and Zr in controlled amounts can be included with the balance being Fe and impurities. P, S, Sn, As, Zn, Pb and Sb among the impurities are controlled as P: 0.006 to 0.04%, S: 0.0004 to 0.03%, Sn: 0.001 to 0.1%, As: not more than 0.01%, Zn: not more than 0.01%, Pb: not more than 0.01% and Sb: not more than 0.01%. The amounts of S, P, Sn, As, Zn, Pb and Sb and the amounts of Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf, and Ti are further controlled using formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Osuki, Kazuhiro Ogawa, Hiroyuki Hirata, Yoshitaka Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 8852362
    Abstract: There is provided an austenitic stainless steel pipe excellent in steam oxidation resistance. The austenitic stainless steel pipe excellent in steam oxidation resistance contains, by mass percent, 14 to 28% of Cr and 6 to 30% of Ni, and is configured so that a region satisfying the following Formula exists in a metal structure at a depth of 5 to 20 ?m from the inner surface of the steel pipe: (?/?)×?/?×100?0.3 where the meanings of symbols in the above Formula are as follows: ?: sum total of the number of pixels of digital image in region in which orientation difference of adjacent crystals detected by electron backscattering pattern is 5 to 50 degrees ?: the number of total pixels of digital image in region of measurement using electron backscattering pattern ?: analysis pitch width of electron backscattering pattern (?m) ?: grain boundary width (?m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Mitsuru Yoshizawa, Masahiro Seto, Katsuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140295194
    Abstract: There is provided a heat resistant ferritic steel including a base material including, by mass percent, C: 0.01 to 0.3%, Si: 0.01 to 2%, Mn: 0.01 to 2%, P: at most 0.10%, S: at most 0.03%, Cr: 7.5 to 14.0%, sol.Al: at most 0.3%, and N: 0.005 to 0.15%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and an oxide film that is formed on the base material and contains 25 to 97% of Fe and 3 to 75% of Cr. This heat resistant ferritic steel is excellent in photoselective absorptivity and oxidation resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Hiroshi Matsuo, Shunichi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 8808470
    Abstract: Provided is a production method including: heating a workpiece at a temperature higher than an Ac1 transformation point in a carburizing atmosphere; slowly cooling the workpiece at not more than 70° C./Hr down to a temperature T satisfying Formula (1) while maintaining the carburizing atmosphere: Ar1?20?T(° C.)?300° C. . . . (1); and cooling the workpiece in an oxidizing atmosphere. According to this method, it is possible to efficiently produce a high-carbon chromium bearing steel whose depth of the recarburized layer or the overcarburized layer is within a range from 0 to 0.2 mm, having less machining allowance, and excellent in machinability, using a steel tube after hot tube-making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Syunichi Ootsuka, Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Tadashi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20140150734
    Abstract: There is provided an austenitic stainless steel tube containing, by mass percent, 14 to 28% of Cr and 6 to 30% of Ni, wherein the steel tube has a metal micro-structure, in which an average dislocation density, which is determined by XRD measurement using a Co tube, is 3.0×1014/m2 or higher, on the inner surface side of the steel tube. The crystal grain size of the steel tube is preferably 50 ?m or smaller. The steel tube of the present invention is suitable as a steel tube used in power-generating plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEET & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Mitsuharu Yonemura
  • Publication number: 20140127073
    Abstract: There is provided a carburization resistant metal material suitable as a raw material for cracking furnaces, reforming furnaces, heating furnaces, heat exchangers, etc. in petroleum and gas refining, chemical plants, and the like. This metal material consists of, by mass %, C: 0.03 to 0.075%, Si: 0.6 to 2.0%, Mn: 0.05 to 2.5%, P: 0.04% or less, S: 0.015% or less, Cr: higher than 16.0% and less than 20.0%, Ni: 20.0% or higher and less than 30.0%, Cu: 0.5 to 10.0%, Al: 0.15% or less, Ti: 0.15% or less, N: 0.005 to 0.20%, and O (oxygen): 0.02% or less, the balance being Fe and impurities. The metal material may further contain one kind or more kinds of Co, Mo, W, Ta, B, V, Zr, Nb, Hf, Mg, Ca, Y, La, Ce and Nd.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Hirokazo Okada, Takahiro Osuki, Etsuo Dan
  • Patent number: 8626432
    Abstract: A distance sensor detects a target distance from a vehicle to a target in front of the vehicle, and a vehicle speed sensor detects a vehicle speed. A controller calculates a stopping distance of the vehicle from the vehicle speed. The controller calculates a collision possibility index from the target distance and the stopping distance, and calculates a kinetic energy of the vehicle immediately before a collision with the target from the vehicle speed and the target distance. The controller warns a driver of the vehicle of the possibility of a collision and the scale of damage to be caused by the collision on the basis of the collision possibility index and the kinetic energy of the vehicle immediately before the collision. As a result, the driver is provided with information promoting safe driving which appeals to the driver forcefully.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: UD Trucks Corporation, Fukuoka Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Osamu Uekusa, Yuji Matsuki
  • Publication number: 20130263972
    Abstract: Provided is a production method including: heating a workpiece at a temperature higher than an Ac1 transformation point in a carburizing atmosphere; slowly cooling the workpiece at not more than 70° C./Hr down to a temperature T satisfying Formula (1) while maintaining the carburizing atmosphere: Ar1?20?T(° C.)?300° C. . . . (1); and cooling the workpiece in an oxidizing atmosphere. According to this method, it is possible to efficiently produce a high-carbon chromium bearing steel whose depth of the recarburized layer or the overcarburized layer is within a range from 0 to 0.2 mm, having less machining allowance, and excellent in machinability, using a steel tube after hot tube-making.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syunichi Ootsuka, Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Tadashi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8532905
    Abstract: A fuel-saving driving system which gradually decreases a target vehicle speed from a start of control to passage of a descending-slope starting point in a linear form and can obtain fuel-saving and smooth driving feeling without repeating fuel-cut and injection. A vehicle-position specifying device is provided for specifying the position of a vehicle, a storage device for storing data of a descending slope located in the vehicle traveling direction, a vehicle speed measuring device for measuring a speed of the vehicle, and a controller The controller has a function of determining a target speed of the vehicle from the vehicle speed and the data of the descending slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: UD Trucks Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Tomoki Kubo
  • Publication number: 20130130058
    Abstract: To provide an austenitic stainless steel which has an excellent high-temperature corrosion thermal fatigue cracking resistance. An austenitic stainless steel containing, by mass %, Cr: 15.0 to 23.0%, and Ni: 6.0 to 20.0%, wherein a near-surface portion is covered with a worked layer with high energy density having an average thickness of 5 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuro ISEDA, Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Masahiro Seto, Satomi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Hirata, Yasutaka Noguchi, Mitsuru Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20130006513
    Abstract: A distance sensor detects a target distance from a vehicle to a target in front of the vehicle, and a vehicle speed sensor detects a vehicle speed. A controller calculates a stopping distance of the vehicle from the vehicle speed. The controller calculates a collision possibility index from the target distance and the stopping distance, and calculates a kinetic energy of the vehicle immediately before a collision with the target from the vehicle speed and the target distance. The controller warns a driver of the vehicle of the possibility of a collision and the scale of damage to be caused by the collision on the basis of the collision possibility index and the kinetic energy of the vehicle immediately before the collision. As a result, the driver is provided with information promoting safe driving which appeals to the driver forcefully.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicants: FUKUOKA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, UD TRUCKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Osamu Uekusa, Yuji Matsuki
  • Publication number: 20120279607
    Abstract: There is provided an austenitic stainless steel pipe excellent in steam oxidation resistance. The austenitic stainless steel pipe excellent in steam oxidation resistance contains, by mass percent, 14 to 28% of Cr and 6 to 30% of Ni, and is configured so that a region satisfying the following Formula exists in a metal structure at a depth of 5 to 20 ?m from the inner surface of the steel pipe: (?/?)×?/?×100?0.3 where the meanings of symbols in the above Formula are as follows: ?: sum total of the number of pixels of digital image in region in which orientation difference of adjacent crystals detected by electron backscattering pattern is 5 to 50 degrees ?: the number of total pixels of digital image in region of measurement using electron backscattering pattern ?: analysis pitch width of electron backscattering pattern (?m) ?: grain boundary width (?m).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka NISHIYAMA, Mitsuru YOSHIZAWA, Masahiro SETO, Katsuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20120282480
    Abstract: A high-temperature material transferring member including a coating film formed on a surface of base metal, wherein the coating film is a composite coating film using a mixed powder made up of: a Co-based alloy powder containing, in mass %, 0.03 to 0.6% of C, 0.2 to 3% of Si, 22 to 35% of Cr, and more than 50% of Co; and a Cr carbide powder, the composite coating film is formed by the plasma powder overlaying process. The high-temperature material transferring member has excellent build-up resistance particularly in a gas atmosphere of 1100° C. or more. The high-temperature material transferring member has excellent in build-up resistance, oxidation resistance, and heat cracking resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Tadashi Kawakami, Toshihide Ono, Mikio Yoneyama, Yoshihiro Tatsumi