Patents by Inventor Yutaka Koizumi

Yutaka Koizumi 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: 20190093196
    Abstract: The present invention provides first generation Ni-based directionally solidified alloy containing none of Co and Re, which has excellent TMF characteristics, creep property and environment-resistant characteristics, and is superior in cost performance in practical use. The Ni-based directionally solidified alloy according to one embodiment of the present invention consists of Cr: 6% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less; Mo: 0.4% by mass or more and 3.0% by mass or less; W: 6% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less; Al: 4.0% by mass or more and 6.5% by mass or less; Nb: 0% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less; Ta: 8% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less; Hf: 0% by mass or more and 0.15% by mass or less; Si: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.2% by mass or less; Zr: 0% by mass or more and 0.04% by mass or less; B: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.03% by mass or less; and C: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.3% by mass or less, and a balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Kyoko KAWAGISHI, Hiroshi HARADA, Tadaharu YOKOKAWA, Yutaka KOIZUMI, Toshiharu KOBAYASHI, Masao SAKAMOTO, Michinari YUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9816161
    Abstract: Provided is a Ni-based single crystal superalloy containing 6% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Cr, 0.4% by mass or more and 3.0% by mass or less of Mo, 6% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of W, 4.0% by mass or more and 6.5% by mass or less of Al, 0% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less of Nb, 8% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Ta, 0% by mass or more and 0.15% by mass or less of Hf, 0.01% by mass or more and 0.2% by mass or less of Si, and 0% by mass or more and 0.04% by mass or less of Zr, and optionally containing at least one element selected from B, C, Y, La, Ce, and V, with a balance being Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawagishi, Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Michinari Yuyama, Masaki Taneike, Ikuo Okada, Sachio Shimohata, Hidetaka Oguma, Ryota Okimoto, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Yoshitaka Uemura, Junichiro Masada, Shunsuke Torii
  • Publication number: 20160160323
    Abstract: An oxide particle dispersion-strengthened Ni-base superalloy includes Ni, 0.1% by weight to 14.0% by weight of Ru, 0.1% by weight to 14.0% by weight of Al, and inevitable impurities and has a crystal structure containing 0.01% by weight to 3.0% by weight of dispersed oxide particles based on the total amount of the superalloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Hiroshi HARADA, Yuefeng GU, Satoru ISHIHARA, Tadaharu YOKOKAWA, Toshiharu KOBAYASHI, Yutaka KOIZUMI, Toshimitsu TETSUI
  • Publication number: 20150197833
    Abstract: Provided is a Ni-based single crystal superalloy containing 6% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Cr, 0.4% by mass or more and 3.0% by mass or less of Mo, 6% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of W, 4.0% by mass or more and 6.5% by mass or less of Al, 0% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less of Nb, 8% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Ta, 0% by mass or more and 0.15% by mass or less of Hf, 0.01% by mass or more and 0.2% by mass or less of Si, and 0% by mass or more and 0.04% by mass or less of Zr, and optionally containing at least one element selected from B, C, Y, La, Ce, and V, with a balance being Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawagishi, Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Michinari Yuyama, Masaki Taneike, Ikuo Okada, Sachio Shimohata, Hidetaka Oguma, Ryota Okimoto, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Yoshitaka Uemura, Junichiro Masada, Shunsuke Torii
  • Patent number: 8968643
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an Ni-based single crystal super alloy capable of improving strength by preventing precipitation of a TCP phase at high temperatures. This object is achieved by an Ni-based single crystal super alloy having a composition comprising 5.0-7.0 wt % of Al, 4.0-10.0 wt % of Ta, 1.1-4.5 wt % of Mo, 4.0-10.0 wt % of W, 3.1-8.0 wt % of Re, 0-0.50 wt % of Hf, 2.0-5.0 wt % of Cr, 0-9.9 wt % of Co and 4.1-14.0 wt % of Ru in terms of its weight ratio, with the remainder consisting of Ni and unavoidable impurities. Furthermore, in this Ni-based single crystal super alloy, when lattice constant of matrix is taken to be a1 and lattice constant of precipitation phase is taken to be a2, a2?0.999a1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiharu Kobayashi, Yutaka Koizumi, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Hiroshi Harada, Yasuhiro Aoki, Mikiya Arai, Shoju Masaki
  • Patent number: 8926897
    Abstract: A nickel-base superalloy having excellent oxidation resistance is provided. It is useful as high-temperature members such as turbine blades and turbine vanes for jet engines or gas turbines. The nickel-base superalloy has a composition containing Co: 0.1 to 15% by weight, Cr: 0.1 to 10% by weight, Mo: 0.1 to 4.5% by weight, W: 0.1 to 15% by weight, Al: 2 to 8% by weight, Ta+Nb+Ti: 0 to 16% by weight, Hf: 0 to 5% by weight, Re: 0.1 to 16% by weight, Ru: 0.1 to 16% by weight, Si: 0.2 to 5% by weight and a balance made of Ni and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Kyoko Kawagishi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Yutaka Koizumi, Atsushi Sato
  • Patent number: 8900512
    Abstract: The Ni-based single crystal alloy disclosed here is a single crystal and has a chemical composition containing, as % by mass, Co: 8 to 12%, Cr: 5 to 7.5%, Mo: 0.2 to 1.2%, W: 5 to 7%, Al: 5 to 6.5%, Ta: 8 to 12%. Hf: 0.01 to 0.2%, Re: 2 to 4%, Si: 0.005 to 0.1%, with the balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, Mitsubishi Heavy Indsutries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Kyoko Kawagishi, Ikuo Okada, Hidataka Oguma, Taiji Torigoe, Masaki Taneike, Eisaku Ito, Junichiro Masada, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Hidemichi Koyabu
  • Patent number: 8852500
    Abstract: A Ni-base superalloy having a chemical composition comprising Cr: 3.0-5.0 wt %, Co: 5.0-10.0 wt %, Mo: 0.5-3.0 wt %, W: 8.0-10.0 wt %, Ta: 5.0-8.0 wt %, Nb: 3.0 wt % or less, Al: 4.5-6.0 wt %, Ti: 0.1-2.0 wt %, Re: more than 3.0-4.0 wt %, Ru: 0.2-4.0 wt %, Hf: 0.01-0.2 wt %, and the balance being Ni and unavoidable impurities, a method for producing the same, and turbine blade or turbine vane components are disclosed. The Ni-base superalloy has high creep strength and textural stability under high temperature environment, and is excellent in applicability to turbine blade or turbine vane components of large-sized gas turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Yutaka Koizumi, Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Toshiharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8783824
    Abstract: A capping unit is detachably mountable to an ink jet recording head. The ink jet recording head has an ejection outlet surface provided with ejection outlets for ejecting ink. The capping unit includes: a liquid-absorbing member provided with a projection contactable to a periphery of an area, in which the ejection outlets are formed, on the ejection outlet surface so as to form a gap between the area and the liquid-absorbing chamber; and a capping member including an engaging portion and an elastic portion for contacting a rear surface opposite from a surface on which the projection of said liquid-absorbing member is formed to press said liquid-absorbing member against the ejection outlet surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Ishimatsu, Kenji Kitabatake, Yutaka Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8771440
    Abstract: A Ni-based single crystal superalloy according to the invention has, for example, a composition including: 5.0 to 7.0 wt % of Al, 4.0 to 10.0 wt % of Ta, 1.1 to 4.5 wt % of Mo, 4.0 to 10.0 wt % of W, 3.1 to 8.0 wt % of Re, 0.0 to 2.0 wt % of Hf, 2.5 to 8.5 wt % of Cr, 0.0 to 9.9 wt % of Co, 0.0 to 4.0 wt % of Nb, and 1.0 to 14.0 wt % of Ru in terms of weight ratio; and the remainder including Ni and incidental impurities. In addition, the contents of Cr, Hf and Al are preferably set so as to satisfy the equation OP?108. According to the Ni-based single crystal superalloy of the invention, high creep strength can be maintained and the oxidation resistance can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Sato, Hiroshi Harada, Kyoko Kawagishi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Yasuhiro Aoki, Mikiya Arai, Kazuyoshi Chikugo, Shoju Masaki
  • Patent number: 8696979
    Abstract: A Ni-base superalloy having a chemical composition comprising Al: 4.5-7.0 wt %, Ta+Nb+Ti: 0.1-4.0 wt %, with Ta being less than 4.0 wt %, Mo: 1.0-8.0 wt %, W: 0.0-10.0 wt %, Re: 2.0-8.0 wt %, Hf: 0.0-1.0 wt %, Cr: 2.0-10.0 wt %, Co: 0.0-15.0 wt %, Ru: 0.0-5.0 wt %, and the balance being Ni and unavoidable impurities, and a method for producing the same are disclosed. The Ni-base superalloy has excellent creep property at high temperature and is suitable for use as a member at high temperature under high stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Hiroshi Harada, Toshiharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8511808
    Abstract: A recording head includes a plurality of nozzle arrays separately provided so as to correspond to kinds of recording liquids to be discharged, a plurality of common liquid chambers from which the recording liquids are supplied to the nozzle arrays, a plurality of recording-liquid introducing passages communicating with the common liquid chambers, and a plurality of filters provided in the recording-liquid introducing passages. Upstream aperture areas of the filters are equal to each other, and downstream aperture areas of the filters are different according to the kinds of recording liquids passing through the filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukuo Yamaguchi, Yutaka Koizumi, Mikiya Umeyama, Kiyomitsu Kudo, Masaru Iketani, Yuichiro Akama, Satoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8152267
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus configured to perform recording by discharging ink from a plurality of discharge ports disposed on a recording head. The apparatus includes a cap adapted to cover the plurality of discharge ports disposed on the recording head, a recessed portion defined on a bottom face inside the cap, a suction hole facilitating introducing a negative pressure to the recessed portion, an atmosphere communication hole located outside a range of the recessed portion and communicating with atmosphere, an ink absorber mounted inside the cap to cover the recessed portion, and a suction pump connected to the suction hole and configured to generate a negative pressure. When the plurality of discharge ports is covered with the cap, a projection image obtained when the plurality of discharge ports is projected onto the bottom face exists within the range of the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukuo Yamaguchi, Yutaka Koizumi, Mikiya Umeyama
  • Publication number: 20120014832
    Abstract: The Ni-based single crystal alloy disclosed here is a single crystal and has a chemical composition containing, as % by mass, Co: 8 to 12%, Cr: 5 to 7.5%, Mo: 0.2 to 1.2%, W: 5 to 7%, Al: 5 to 6.5%, Ta: 8 to 12%. Hf: 0.01 to 0.2%, Re: 2 to 4%, Si: 0.005 to 0.1%, with the balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Kyoko Kawagishi, Ikuo Okada, Hidataka Oguma, Tøiji Torigoe, Masaki Taneike, Eisaku Ito, Junichiro Masada, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Hidemichi Koyabu
  • Publication number: 20110262299
    Abstract: Provided is an Ni-based single crystal superalloy wherein the ingredients have a composition containing, as ratio by mass, from 5.0% by mass to 7.0% by mass of Al, from 4.0% by mass to 8.0% by mass of Ta, from 0% by mass to 2.0% by mass of Mo, from 3.0% by mass to 8.0% by mass of W, from 3.0% by mass to 8.0% by mass of Re, from 0% by mass to 0.50% by mass of Hf, from 3.0% by mass to 6.0% by mass of Cr, from 0% by mass to 9.9% by mass of Co, from 1.0% by mass to 14.0% by mass of Ru, and from 0.1% by mass to 4.0% by mass of Nb, with the balance of Ni and inevitable impurities. The alloy prevents TCP phase precipitation at high temperatures, therefore having improved strength at high temperatures and having oxidation resistance at high temperatures. Specifically, the invention is to provide a high-performance Ni-based single crystal superalloy having well balanced high-temperature strength and high-temperature oxidation resistance in practical use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Masao Sakamoto, Kyoko Kawagishi, Tomonori Kitashima, An-chou Yeh
  • Publication number: 20110171057
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an Ni-based single crystal super alloy capable of improving strength by preventing precipitation of a TCP phase at high temperatures. This object is achieved by an Ni-based single crystal super alloy having a composition comprising 5.0-7.0 wt % of Al, 4.0-10.0 wt % of Ta, 1.1-4.5 wt % of Mo, 4.0-10.0 wt % of W, 3.1-8.0 wt % of Re, 0-0.50 wt % of Hf, 2.0-5.0 wt % of Cr, 0-9.9 wt % of Co and 4.1-14.0 wt % of Ru in terms of its weight ratio, with the remainder consisting of Ni and unavoidable impurities. Furthermore, in this Ni-based single crystal super alloy, when lattice constant of matrix is taken to be a1 and lattice constant of precipitation phase is taken to be a2, a2?0.999a1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Toshiharu KOBAYASHI, Yutaka KOIZUMI, Tadaharu YOKOKAWA, Hiroshi HARADA, Yasuhiro AOKI, Mikiya ARAI, Shoju MASAKI
  • Publication number: 20110142714
    Abstract: Provided is an Ni-based single crystal superalloy wherein the ingredients have a composition containing, as ratio by mass, from 5.0% by mass to 7.0% by mass of Al, from 4.0% by mass to 8.0% by mass of Ta, from 0% by mass to 2.0% by mass of Mo, from 3.0% by mass to 8.0% by mass of W, from 3.0% by mass to 8.0% by mass of Re, from 0% by mass to 0.50% by mass of Hf, from 3.0% by mass to 7.0% by mass of Cr, from 0% by mass to 9.9% by mass of Co and from 1.0% by mass to 10.0% by mass of Ru, with the balance of Ni and inevitable impurities. The alloy prevents TCP phase precipitation at high temperatures, therefore having improved strength at high temperatures and having oxidation resistance at high temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Masao Sakamoto, Kyoko Kawagishi, Tomonori Kitashima, An-chou Yeh
  • Publication number: 20100226779
    Abstract: A Ni-base superalloy having a chemical composition comprising Cr: 3.0-5.0 wt %, Co: 5.0-10.0 wt %, Mo: 0.5-3.0 wt %, W: 8.0-10.0 wt %, Ta: 5.0-8.0 wt %, Nb: 3.0 wt % or less, Al: 4.5-6.0 wt %, Ti: 0.1-2.0 wt %, Re: more than 3.0-4.0 wt %, Ru: 0.2-4.0 wt %, Hf: 0.01-0.2 wt %, and the balance being Ni and unavoidable impurities, a method for producing the same, and turbine blade or turbine vane components are disclosed. The Ni-base superalloy has high creep strength and textural stability under high temperature environment, and is excellent in applicability to turbine blade or turbine vane components of large-sized gas turbines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Yutaka Koizumi, Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Toshiharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7784908
    Abstract: In a flexible wiring board for use in, for example, a liquid discharge head, wires disposed on a substrate in parallel are covered with a film material. The flexible wiring board is bendable towards one of a front surface side and a back surface side of the substrate and includes a bending line. The bending line is formed by bending the flexible wiring board along a bending direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the wires. The bending line contains the wires. Both ends of the flexible wiring board in the bending direction are located on the bending line. A distance between one of the wires located closest to one end of the flexible wiring board and the one end is larger on the bending line than in another part of the flexible wiring board. Accordingly, even if the flexible wiring board is bent at a small bend radius, peeling does not easily occur between a base film and a cover film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mikiya Umeyama, Yutaka Koizumi, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Akira Goto, Masaru Iketani, Yuichiro Akama
  • Publication number: 20100143182
    Abstract: A Ni-based single crystal superalloy according to the invention has, for example, a composition including: 5.0 to 7.0 wt % of Al, 4.0 to 10.0 wt % of Ta, 1.1 to 4.5 wt % of Mo, 4.0 to 10.0 wt % of W, 3.1 to 8.0 wt % of Re, 0.0 to 2.0 wt % of Hf, 2.5 to 8.5 wt % of Cr, 0.0 to 9.9 wt % of Co, 0.0 to 4.0 wt % of Nb, and 1.0 to 14.0 wt % of Ru in terms of weight ratio; and the remainder including Ni and incidental impurities. In addition, the contents of Cr, Hf and Al are preferably set so as to satisfy the equation OP?108. According to the Ni-based single crystal superalloy of the invention, high creep strength can be maintained and the oxidation resistance can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Akihiro Sato, Hiroshi Harada, Kyoko Kawagishi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Yasuhiro Aoki, Mikiya Arai, Kazuyoshi Chikugo, Shoju Masaki