Molybdenum Containing Patents (Class 420/105)
  • Patent number: 11041225
    Abstract: A heat-treated steel sheet member having a chemical including, by mass %: C: 0.05 to 0.50%; Si: 0.50 to 5.0%; Mn: 1.5 to 4.0%; P: 0.05% or less; S: 0.05% or less; N: 0.01% or less; Ti: 0.01 to 0.10%; B: 0.0005 to 0.010%; Cr: optional amounts of Ni, Cu, Mo, V, Ca, Al, Nb, and REM, with the balance: Fe and impurities. The steel sheet member has a microstructure comprising: mainly martensite; and retained austenite of which a volume ratio is 5.0% or higher, a number density of retained carbide in the steel sheet member having circle-equivalent diameters of 0.1 mm or larger is 4.0×103/mm2 or lower, [(log fg0?log fg(0.02))/0.02<20.0] is satisfied when mechanical properties are measured using a sheet specimen specified in ASTM E8, a tensile strength is 1.4 GPa or higher, and a total elongation is 8.0% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Suwa, Shinichiro Tabata, Masafumi Azuma, Kazuo Hikida
  • Patent number: 10988821
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wire rod and a manufacturing method therefor. The wire rod comprises in percentage by weight: 0.02 to 0.15% of C; 0.05 to 0.3% of Si; 0.5 to 1.2% of Mn; 0.3 to 0.9% of Cr; 0.02% or less of P; 0.02% or less of S; 0.01 to 0.05% of sol. Al; 0.01% or less of N; Fe as the remainder; and unavoidable impurities, wherein the wire rod satisfies following formulas 1 and 2, wherein, when the hardness of the wire rod measured in 1/2d position and in 1/4d position in the diameter direction of the wire rod is Hv,1/2d(Hv) and Hv,1/4d(Hv), respectively (here, d is the diameter of the wire). (Hv,1/2d+Hv,1/4d)/2?150??[Formula 1] Hv,1/2d/Hv,1/4d?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Dong-Jun Mun, Geun-Soo Ryu, Sang-Yoon Lee, Jae-Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 10889876
    Abstract: Disclosed are a non-quenched and tempered wire rod and a manufacturing method therefor, the non-quenched and tempered wire rod comprising in percentage by weight: 0.15 to 0.30% of C; 0.05 to 0.3% of Si; 1.0 to 2.0% of Mn; 0.5% of less of Cr (except for 0%); 0.02% or less of P; 0.02% or less of S; 0.01 to 0.05% of sol. Al; 0.005 to 0.02% of Nb; 0.05 to 0.2% of V; 0.01% or less of N; Fe as the remainder; and unavoidable impurities, wherein the non-quenched and tempered wire rod satisfies the following formulas 1 and 2, wherein, when the hardness of the wire rod measured in ½d position and in ¼d position in the diameter direction of the wire rod is Hv,1/2d(Hv) and Hv,1/4d(Hv), respectively (here, d is the diameter of the wire). (Hv,1/2d+Hv,1/4d)/2?240??[Formula 1] Hv,1/2d/Hv,1/4d?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Dong-Jun Mun, Sang-Yoon Lee, Yong-Kwan Heo, Ha-Ni Kim
  • Patent number: 10822680
    Abstract: A steel sheet for heat treatment having a chemical composition including, by mass %: C: 0.05 to 0.50%; Si: 0.50 to 5.0%; Mn; 1.5 to 4.0%; P: 0.05% or less; S: 0.05% or less; N: 0.01% or less; Ti: 0.01 to 0.10%; B: 0.0005 to 0.010%; Cr: 0 to 1.0%; Ni: 0 to 2.0%; Cu: 0 to 1.0%; Mo: 0 to 1.0%; V: 0 to 1.0%; Ca: 0 to 0.01%; Al: 0 to 1.0%; Nb: 0 to 1.0%; REM: 0 to 0.1%; and the balance: Fe and impurities, wherein a maximum height roughness Rz on a surface of the steel sheet is 3.0 to 10.0 ?m, and a number density of carbide being present in the steel sheet and having circle-equivalent diameters of 0.1 ?m or larger is 8.0×103/mm2 or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Suwa, Shinichiro Tabata, Masafumi Azuma, Kazuo Hikida
  • Patent number: 10472706
    Abstract: A high strength, high toughness steel alloy is disclosed. The alloy has the following broad weight percent composition. Element Broad C 0.35-0.55 Mn 0.6-1.2 Si 0.9-2.5 P 0.01 max. S 0.001 max. Cr 0.75-2.0? Ni 3.5-7.0 Mo + ½ W 0.4-1.3 Cu 0.5-0.6 Co 0.01 max. V + (5/9) × Nb 0.2-1.0 Fe Balance Included in the balance are the usual impurities found in commercial grades of steel alloys produced for similar use and properties. Also disclosed is a hardened and tempered article that has very high strength and fracture toughness. The article is formed from the alloy having the broad weight percent composition set forth above. The alloy article according to this aspect of the invention is further characterized by being tempered at a temperature of about 500° F. to 600° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CRS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul M. Novotny
  • Patent number: 10450644
    Abstract: A carburisable steel alloy suitable for bearing components comprising, in percent by weight: C 0.05-0.5 wt. % Cr 2.5-5.0 wt. %, Mo 4-6 wt. %, W 2-4.5 wt. %, V 1-3 wt. %, Ni 2-4 wt. %, Co 2-8 wt. %, optionally one or more of the following elements: Nb 0-2 wt. % N 0-0.5 wt. % Si 0-0.7 wt. %, Mn 0-0.7 wt. %, Al 0-0.1 5 wt. %, wherein the combined amount of Nb+V is within the range 1-3.5 wt. %, the combined amount of C+N is within the range 0.05-0.5 wt. %, the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: ERASTEEL, AUBERT & DUVAL
    Inventors: Johanna André, Fredrik Sandberg, M. Atman Benbahmed, Jacques Bellus
  • Patent number: 9382596
    Abstract: A hardfacing composition composed of an Fe—Cr alloy. The alloy is comprised of 80 wt % iron, about 2 wt % to about 20 wt % Cr, less than 1 wt % Si and less than 1 wt % C. The alloy's microstructure is at least 80 vol % martensite; and less than 20 vol % austenite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Raju Pillai, Jiinjen A. Sue, Parul W. Dhall
  • Patent number: 9034120
    Abstract: Provided is bearing steel excellent in workability after spheroidizing-annealing and in hydrogen fatigue resistance property after quenching and tempering. The bearing steel has a chemical composition containing, by mass %: 0.85% to 1.10% C; 0.30% to 0.80% Si; 0.90% to 2.00% Mn; 0.025% or less P; 0.02% or less S; 0.05% or less Al; 1.8% to 2.5% Cr; 0.15% to 0.4% Mo; 0.0080% or less N; and 0.0020% or less O, which further contains more than 0.0015% to 0.0050% or less Sb, with the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, to thereby effectively suppress the generation of WEA even in environment where hydrogen penetrates into the steel, so as to improve the roiling contact fatigue life and also the workability such as cuttability and forgeability of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasumasa Hirai, Kiyoshi Uwai
  • Patent number: 8999229
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sintered composition comprising iron; about 0.05 to about 1 wt % molybdenum; about 3 to about 4.5 wt % silicon; about 0.05 to about 0.5 wt % chromium; about 0.011 to about 0.015 wt % magnesium; all weight percents being based on the total weight of the composition; the composition being devoid of carbon except for trace amounts; and wherein the composition is sintered. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising blending a powdered composition that comprises iron; about 0.05 to about 1 wt % molybdenum; about 3 to about 4.5 wt % silicon; about 0.05 to about 0.5 wt % chromium; about 0.011 to about 0.015 wt % magnesium; all weight percents being based on the total weight of the composition; the composition being devoid of carbon except for trace amounts; compacting and sintering the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Cornelio, Leonid I. Frayman, Thomas E. Haberberger
  • Publication number: 20150079420
    Abstract: The steel for hot forming has the following composition in weight %: C: 0.10-0.25, Mn: 1.4-2.8, Si: ?1.0, Cr: ?1.0, Ti: ?0.05, Nb: ?0.05, V: ?0.1, Mo: ?0.1, Al: ?0.05, P: ?0.02, S: ?0.005, Ca: ?0.005, O: ?0.01, N: ?0.02, B: ?0.0004, the remainder being iron and unavoidable impurities. Also disclosed is a strip, sheet or blank produced with such a steel, a method for producing a hot formed product, such a product and the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David Neal HANLON, Stefanus Matheus Cornelis VAN BOHEMEN
  • Publication number: 20150041029
    Abstract: The present invention is a steel for a mechanical structure for cold working, the steel characterized in containing C, Si, Mn, P, S, Al, N, and Cr, the remainder being iron and inevitable impurities; the metal composition having pearlite and pro-eutectoid ferrite; the combined area of the pearlite and pro-eutectoid ferrite being 90% or more of the total composition; the area percentage A of the pro-eutectoid ferrite having the relationship A>Ae, where Ae=(0.8?Ceq)×96.75 (Ceq=[C]+0.1×[Si]+0.06×[Mn]?0.11×[Cr], and “(element names)” indicates the element content (percent in mass); and the mean grain size of the pro-eutectoid ferrite and the ferrite in the pearlite being 15 to 25 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koji Yamashita, Takehiro Tsuchida, Masamichi Chiba
  • Publication number: 20150044086
    Abstract: A steel wire rod or steel bar as hot-rolled, including: by mass %: C: 0.1 to 0.6%, Si: 0.01 to 1.5%, Mn: 0.05 to 2.5%, Al: 0.015 to 0.3%, and N: 0.0040 to 0.0150%, and P: limited to 0.035% or less and S: limited to 0.025% or less, and the balance substantially consisting of iron and unavoidable impurities, wherein a depth of d (mm) from the surface of the surface layer region with 20 HV 0.2 or more higher, relative to HV 0.2 that is the average hardness in the region where the depth from the surface is from sectional radius R×0.5 (mm) to the center satisfies the formula (1); the steel structure of the surface layer region has a ferrite fraction of 10% or less by area ratio, with the balance being one or two or more of martensite, bainite and pearlite; the steel structure where the depth from the surface is from the sectional radius R×0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Miyanishi, Atsushi Monden, Shingo Yamasaki, Shunta Homma
  • Publication number: 20150034049
    Abstract: A rolled steel bar for hot forging consisting, by mass percent, of C: 0.25-0.50%, Si: 0.40-1.0%, Mn: 1.0-1.6%, S: 0.005-0.035%, Al: 0.005-0.050%, V: 0.10-0.30%, and N: 0.005-0.030%, and the balance of Fe and impurities, i.e., P: 0.035% or less and O: 0.0030% or less, wherein Fn1=C+Si/10+Mn/5+5Cr/22+1.65V?5S/7 is 0.90 to 1.20. The predicted maximum width of nonmetallic inclusions at the time when a cumulative distribution function obtained by extreme value statistical processing by taking the width of nonmetallic inclusion in an R1/2 part of a longitudinal cross section of the steel bar as W (mm) is 99.99% is 100 mm or narrower. The number density of sulfides each having a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.3 to 1.0 mm observed per unit area of the R1/2 part of a transverse cross section of the steel bar is 500 pieces/mm2 or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Naoki Matsui, Masashi Higashida, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Yutaka Neishi, Talzo Makino, Kouji Morita, Yoshihiro Tanimura, Naoyuki Sashima, Toshimasa Itou
  • Publication number: 20150004051
    Abstract: A high strength spring steel suppresses ferrite decarburization in a surface layer of a predetermined wire rod manufactured by hot rolling therefrom and possesses excellent decarburization resistance, as compared to conventional high strength spring steel, by optimizing the amount of C, Si, Mn, Cr, Mo and Sb to be added. The spring steel contains, under a certain relationship: 0.35 mass %?C?0.45 mass %; 1.75 mass %?Si?2.40 mass %; 0.1 mass %?Mn?1.0 mass %; 0.01 mass %?Cr<0.50 mass %; 0.01 mass %?Mo?1.00 mass %; P?0.025 mass %; S?0.025 mass %; and O?0.0015 mass %; and at least one selected from 0.035 mass %?Sb?0.12 mass % and 0.035 mass %?Sn?0.20 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Minoru Honjo, Kiyoshi Uwai, Shinji Mitao
  • Patent number: 8900382
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cold work steel having the following chemical composition in weight-%: 0.60-0.85 C from traces to 1.5 (Si+Al) 0.1-2.0 Mn 3.0-7.0 Cr 1.5-4.0 (Mo+), however max. 1.0 W 0.30-0.65 V max. 0.1 of each of Nb, Ti, and Zr max. 2.0 Co max. 2.0 Ni balance essentially only iron and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Uddeholm Tooling Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Börje Johansson, Odd Sandberg
  • Patent number: 8894779
    Abstract: Provided is bearing steel excellent in post spheroidizing-annealing workability and in post quenching-tempering hydrogen fatigue resistance property. The bearing steel has a chemical composition containing, by mass %: 0.85% to 1.10% C; 0.30% to 0.80% Si; 0.90% to 2.00% Mn; 0.025% or less P; 0.02% or less S; 0.05% or less Al; 1.8% to 2.5% Cr; 0.15% to 0.4% Mo; 0.0080% or less N; 0.0020% or less O; and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, to thereby effectively suppress the generation of WEA even in environment where hydrogen penetrates into the steel, so as to improve the rolling contact fatigue life and also the workability such as cuttability and forgeability of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yasumasa Hirai, Kiyoshi Uwai
  • Patent number: 8876451
    Abstract: Provided is a high-strength bolt which has a tensile strength of 1,200 MPa or more while exhibiting excellent ductility and delayed facture resistance, and further has an excellent impact toughness which had not been obtained in the conventional high-strength bolt. The high-strength bolt has a tensile strength of 1.2 GPa or more and includes a threaded portion and cylindrical neck portion. The bolt has K of 0.8 or more and satisfies Ho<Hs, where K is defined by the equation: (Ao×Ho)/(As×Hs)=K, in which Ao is an effective cross-sectional area of the cylindrical neck portion with a diameter larger than that of the threaded portion, Ho is a Vickers hardness of a portion at which Ao is measured, As is an effective cross-sectional area of the threaded portion, and Hs is a Vickers hardness of the threaded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, Fusokiko Co., Ltd., Kyowa Kogyosyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Kimura, Tadanobu Inoue, Shuji Murasaki, Mataichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8801872
    Abstract: A case hardened gear steel having enhanced core fracture toughness includes by weight percent about 16.3Co, 7.5Ni, 3.5Cr, 1.75Mo, 0.2W, 0.11C, 0.03Ti, and 0.02V and the balance Fe, characterized as a predominantly lath martensitic microstructure essentially free of topologically close-packed (TCP) phases and carburized to include fine M2C carbides to provide a case hardness of at least about 62 HRC and a core toughness of at least about 50 ksi?in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: QuesTek Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Wright, Jason Sebastian
  • Publication number: 20140193288
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spring steel, which is finally formed into a spring, by making use of, at a maximum, the temper softening resistance effect due to alloying elements while suppressing the formation of hard inclusions of SiO2 and the generation of decarburization, which may cause deterioration of fatigue characteristics of the spring. The spring steel is characterized by comprising, in % by mass, C: 0.50 to 0.70%, Si: 1.00 to 5.00%, Mn: 0.30 to 2.00%, P: 0.0002 to 0.0500%, S: 0.0002 to 0.0500%, Cr: 0.10 to 3.50%, Al: 0.0005 to 0.0500%, and N: 0.0020 to 0.0100%, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the H-value defined by the following equation (a) is 160 or more, and the C-value defined by the following equation (b) is 3.25 or less: H=33.6[C]+10.0[Si]+5.95[Mn]+11.1[Cr]+90.0??(a), and C=[Si]/[Mn]??(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Shinya Teramoto, Manabu Kubota
  • Patent number: 8765269
    Abstract: An APIX100-grade high strength steel pipe includes a base material containing, in mass percentage, C: more than 0.03% and 0.08% or less, Si: 0.01% to 0.5%, Mn: 1.5% to 3.0%, P: 0.015% or less, S: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.01% to 0.08%, Nb: 0.005% to 0.025%, Ti: 0.005% to 0.025%, N: 0.001% to 0.010%, O: 0.005% or less, and B: 0.0003% to 0.0020%, further contains one or more of Cu, Ni, Cr, Mo, and V, satisfies 0.19?Pcm?0.25, the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, and has a TS of 760 to 930 MPa, a uniform elongation of 5% or more, and a YR of 85% or less; the seam weld metal has a specific composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Shimamura, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Mitsuhiro Okatsu, Nobuo Shikanai
  • Publication number: 20140099228
    Abstract: Disclosed is a steel having high manufacturability and better rolling-contact fatigue properties. The steel contains C of 0.65% to 1.30%, Si of 0.05% to 1.00%, Mn of 0.1% to 2.00%, P of greater than 0% to 0.050%, S of greater than 0% to 0.050%, Cr of 0.15% to 2.00%, Al of 0.010% to 0.100%, N of greater than 0% to 0.025%, Ti of greater than 0% to 0.015%, and O of greater than 0% to 0.0025% and further contains iron and unavoidable impurities. Al-containing nitrogen compound particles dispersed in the steel have an average equivalent circle diameter of 25 to 200 nm, and Al-containing nitrogen compound particles each having an equivalent circle diameter of 25 to 200 nm are present in a number density of 1.1 to 6.0 per square micrometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Masaki Kaizuka
  • Publication number: 20140037980
    Abstract: A hot stamped article has a component composition containing, in terms of % by mass, 0.002% to 0.1% of C, 0.01% to 0.5% of Si, 0.5% to 2.5% of Mn+Cr, 0.1% or less of P, 0.01% or less of S, 0.05% or less of t-Al, 0.005% or less of N, and 0.0005% to 0.004% of B which is optionally contained in a case where the Mn+Cr is 1.0% or more, the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities. The hot stamped article has a microstructure composed of, in terms of an area ratio, 0% or more and less than 90% of martensite, 10% to 100% of bainite, and less than 0.5% of unavoidable inclusion structures, or a microstructure composed of, in terms of an area ratio, 99.5% to 100% of bainitic ferrite, and less than 0.5% of unavoidable inclusion structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Kaoru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 8617462
    Abstract: A steel for an oil well pipe, having high strength and excellent SSC resistance, consists of, by mass %, C: 0.30 to 0.60%, Si: 0.05 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.05 to 1.0%, Al: 0.005 to 0.10%, Cr+Mo: 1.5 to 3.0%, wherein Mo is 0.5% or more, V: 0.05 to 0.3%, Nb: 0 to 0.1%, Ti: 0 to 0.1%, Zr: 0 to 0.1%, N (nitrogen): 0 to 0.03%, Ca: 0 to 0.01%, and the balance Fe and impurities; P 0.025% or less, S 0.01% or less, B 0.0010% or less and O (oxygen) 0.01% or less. The method involves heating the steel at 1150° C. or more; producing a seamless steel pipe by hot working; water-cooling the pipe to a temperature in a range of 400 to 600° C. immediately after finishing the working; and subjecting the pipe to a heat treatment for bainite isothermal transformation in a range of 400 to 600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiko Omura
  • Patent number: 8608874
    Abstract: Disclosed is high strength spring steel that can limit the depth of pitting occurring when corroded and therefore possesses high strength as well as excellent pitting corrosion resistance and corrosion fatigue property, with a composition containing: C: greater than 0.35 mass % and less than 0.50 mass %; Si: greater than L75 mass % and less than or equal to 3.00 mass %; Mn: 0.2 mass % to 1.0 mass %; Cr: 0.01 mass % to 0.04 mass %; P: 0.025 mass % or less; S: 0.025 mass % or less; Mo: 0.1 mass % to 1.0 mass %; and 0: 0.0015 mass % or less, under a condition that a PC value calculated by PC=4.2×([C]+[Mn])+0.1×(1/[Si]+1/[Mo])+20.3×[Cr]+0.001×(1/[N]) is greater than 3.3 and equal to or less than 8.0. Also disclosed is a preferred method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Honjo, Kazukuni Hase, Hideto Kimura
  • Patent number: 8592050
    Abstract: A piston ring includes: a refined steel including: carbon C in a range of 0.20% mass to 0.90% mass, silicon Si in a range of 0.10% mass to less than 0.60% mass, manganese Mn in a range of 0.20% mass to 1.50% mass, chromium Cr in a range of 0.30% mass to 2.00% mass, and a remnant including: iron Fe, and an unavoidable impurity. A parameter A calculated from the following expression (1) based on contents of the Si, Mn and Cr is 9.0 or less: parameter A=8.8 Si+1.6 Mn+1.7 Cr—expression (1). A parameter B calculated from the following expression (2) based on contents of the C, Si, Mn and Cr is 10.8 or more: parameter B=36 C+4.2 Si+3.8 Mn+4.5 Cr—expression (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpei Ogawa, Takaaki Kondou, Tomonori Miyazawa, Toyoki Iguchi, Takuma Suzuki, Takeshi Makita, Katsuaki Ogawa, Takahiro Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20130266820
    Abstract: A work piece for use in abrasive environments with hardbanding is provided. The work piece has at least a protective layer deposited onto at least a portion to be protected. The deposited layer exhibits a hardness of at least 50 Rc, a wear rate of less than 0.5 grams of mass loss as measured according to ASTM G65-04, Procedure A, a wear rate on a contacting secondary body comprising carbon steel of less than 0.005 grams as measured according to modified ASTM G77 wear test. The deposited alloy forms an iron matrix comprising embedded hard particles in an amount of less than 15 vol. %. The embedded hard particles have an average particle size of ranging from 100 nm to 5 ?m. In one embodiment, the deposition is via welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: c/o Chevron Corporation
    Inventors: Grzegorz Jan Kusinski, Justin Lee Cheney, John Hamilton Madok
  • Publication number: 20130224065
    Abstract: Provided is bearing steel excellent in workability after spheroidizing-annealing and in hydrogen fatigue resistance property after quenching and tempering. The bearing steel has a chemical composition containing, by mass %: 0.85% to 1.10% C; 0.30% to 0.80% Si; 0.90% to 2.00% Mn; 0.025% or less P; 0.02% or less S; 0.05% or less Al; 1.8% to 2.5% Cr; 0.15% to 0.4% Mo; 0.0080% or less N; and 0.0020% or less O, which further contains more than 0.0015% to 0.0050% or less Sb, with the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, to thereby effectively suppress the generation of WEA even in environment where hydrogen penetrates into the steel, so as to improve the roiling contact fatigue life and also the workability such as cuttability and forgeability of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasumasa Hirai, Kiyoshi Uwai
  • Publication number: 20130189536
    Abstract: A steel for electron-beam welding according to the present invention includes at least C: 0.02% to 0.10%, Si: 0.03% to 0.30%, Mn: 1.5% to 2.5%, Ti: 0.005% to 0.015%, N: 0.0020% to 0.0060%, and O: 0.0010% to 0.0035%, further includes S: limited to 0.010% or less, P: limited to 0.015% or less, and Al: limited to 0.004% or less, with a balance including iron and inevitable impurities. An index value CeEBB obtained by substituting composition of the steel into following Formula 1 falls in the range of 0.42 to 0.65%, the number of oxide having an equivalent circle diameter of 1.0 ?m or more is 20 pieces/mm2 or less at a thickness center portion in cross section along the thickness direction of the steel, and the number of oxide containing Ti of 10% or more and having an equivalent circle diameter of not less than 0.05 ?m or more and less than 0.5 ?m falls in the range of 1×103 to 1×105 pieces/mm2 at the thickness center portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Honma, Ryuji Uemori, Tadashi Ishikawa, Akihiko Kojima, Manabu Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20130189147
    Abstract: Provided is bearing steel excellent in post spheroidizing-annealing workability and in post quenching-tempering hydrogen fatigue resistance property. The bearing steel has a chemical composition containing, by mass %: 0.85% to 1.10% C; 0.30% to 0.80% Si; 0.90% to 2.00% Mn; 0.025% or less P; 0.02% or less S; 0.05% or less Al; 1.8% to 2.5% Cr; 0.15% to 0.4% Mo; 0.0080% or less N; 0.0020% or less O; and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, to thereby effectively suppress the generation of WEA even in environment where hydrogen penetrates into the steel, so as to improve the rolling contact fatigue life and also the workability such as cuttability and forgeability of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasumasa Hirai, Kiyoshi Uwai
  • Patent number: 8475605
    Abstract: In the steel for a surface layer hardening which is treated with carburizing in a temperature range of 800° C. to 900° C., chemical composition thereof contains, by mass %, C: 0.10% to 0.60%, Si: 0.01% to 2.50%, Mn: 0.20% to 2.00%, S: 0.0001% to 0.10%, Cr: 2.00% to 5.00%, Al: 0.001% to 0.50%, N: 0.0020% to 0.020%, P: 0.001% to 0.050%, and O: 0.0001% to 0.0030%; the remaining portion thereof includes Fe and unavoidable impurities; and the total amount of Cr, Si, and Mn satisfies, by mass %, 2.0?Cr+Si+Mn?8.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Kubota, Tatsuro Ochi
  • Patent number: 8394209
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet according to the present invention not only is suitably adjusted in its chemical elements composition, but also has a DE value defined by the following Equation (1) of 0.0340% or more, and a carbon equivalent Ceq defined by the following Equation (2) of 0.45% or less: DE value=[Ti]+[Nb]+0.3[V]+0.0075[Cr]??(1) where, [Ti], [Nb], [V], and [Cr] represent contents (mass %) of Ti, Nb, V, and Cr, respectively; Ceq=[C]+[Mn]/6+([Cr]+[Mo]+[V])/5+([Cu]+[Ni])/15 ??(2) where, [C], [Mn], [Cr], [Mo], [V], [Cu], and [Ni] represent contents (mass %) of C, Mn, Cr, Mo, V, Cu, and Ni, respectively. A high-strength steel sheet resistant to strength reduction and good in low-temperature toughness of HAZ even when subjected for a long time to a stress-relief annealing process after being processed by welding, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Izumi, Makoto Kariyazaki
  • Publication number: 20120321503
    Abstract: An ingot steel for bearings has a composition containing C: 0.56% by mass or more and 0.70% by mass or less, Si: 0.15% by mass or more and less than 0.50% by mass, Mn: 0.60% by mass or more and 1.50% by mass or less, Cr: 0.50% by mass or more and 1.10% by mass or less, P: 0.025% by mass or less, S: 0.025% by mass or less, Al: 0.005% by mass or more and 0.500% by mass or less, O: 0.0015% by mass or less, N: 0.0030% by mass or more and 0.015% by mass or less, and a remainder of Fe and incidental impurities, wherein eutectic carbide formation index Ec satisfies 0<Ec?0.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Minoru Honjo, Kazukuni Hase, Hideto Kimura
  • Publication number: 20120263622
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel bar or wire rod consisting of C: 0.1 to 0.3%, Si: 0.05 to 1.5%, Mn: 0.4 to 2.0%, S: 0.003 to 0.05%, Cr: 0.5 to 3.0%, Al: 0.02 to 0.05%, and N: 0.010 to 0.025%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and the impurities containing P: 0.025% or less, Ti: 0.003% or less, and O: 0.002% or less, wherein the structure thereof is composed of a ferrite-pearlite structure, ferrite-pearlite-bainite structure, or ferrite-bainite structure; the standard deviation of ferrite fractions at the time when randomly selected 15 viewing fields of a transverse cross section are observed and measured with the area per one viewing field being 62,500 ?m2 is 0.10 or less; and in a region from the surface to one-fifth of the radius and a region from the center to one-fifth of the radius in the transverse cross section, the amount of Al precipitating as AlN is 0.005% or less, and the density in terms of the number of AlN having a diameter of 100 nm or larger is 5/100 ?m2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Daitoh, Akira Kito, Takayuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8192562
    Abstract: An object of the preset invention is to provide a spring steel wire that: shows excellent wire drawability not only when it is used as a spring steel wire for cold-winding formed into a steel spring by applying quenching and tempering treatment after wiredrawing but also when it is used as a spring steel wire for cold-winding formed into a steel spring as it is wiredrawn; and secures a spring having an excellent fatigue characteristic after the spring steel wire is formed into the spring. The spring steel wire according to the present invention is a spring steel wire excellent in fatigue characteristic and wire drawability, wherein: the contents of C, Si, Mn, Cr, Ti, B, and other elements are specified; the contents (mass %) of B, Ti, and N satisfy the expression (1) below; the amount of solid solute B is in the range of 0.0005% to 0.0040%; the remainder in the spring steel wire is composed of Fe and unavoidable impurities; and the solid solute B concentrates at the grain boundaries of pearlite nodules, 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nao Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 8187530
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a steel for high-cleanliness spring which is useful for the production of a spring excellent in fatigue characteristics in high Si steels. The steel for high-cleanliness spring with excellent fatigue characteristics according to the invention contains: in terms of mass %, C: 1.2% or less (excluding 0%); Si: 1.8% to 4%; Mn: 0.1% to 2.0%; and total Al: 0.01% or less (excluding 0%), with the remainder being iron and inevitable impurities, in which the Si amount and a solute (SIMS) Ca amount in the steel satisfy a relationship of the following expression (1): Si×10?7?solute (SIMS) Ca?Si×5×10?7??(1) (in which each of the solute (SIMS) Ca and Si represents the amount thereof (mass %) in the steel).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugimura, Koichi Sakamoto, Yoshio Fukuzaki, Atsuhiko Yoshida, Takeshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120093678
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel material for automobile chassis parts, having high fatigue characteristics, without a heat treatment, and superior shapeability, and a method of production of such automobile chassis parts. The surface of the steel has a high hardness and the center has a low hardness, providing the superior characteristics. With an annealing step of the invention, it is possible to relieve internal stress and further improve fatigue characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki NAKAMURA, Isao Anai, Yasushi Yamamoto, Takaaki Fukushi, Izuru Yamamoto, Masaaki Kondo, Satoru Shimazu
  • Publication number: 20120018050
    Abstract: In the steel for a surface layer hardening which is treated with carburizing in a temperature range of 800° C. to 900° C., chemical composition thereof contains, by mass %, C: 0.10% to 0.60%, Si: 0.01% to 2.50%, Mn: 0.20% to 2.00%, S: 0.0001% to 0.10%, Cr: 2.00% to 5.00%, Al: 0.001% to 0.50%, N: 0.0020% to 0.020%, P: 0.001% to 0.050%, and O: 0.0001% to 0.0030%; the remaining portion thereof includes Fe and unavoidable impurities; and the total amount of Cr, Si, and Mn satisfies, by mass %, 2.0?Cr+Si+Mn?8.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Kubota, Tatsuro Ochi
  • Publication number: 20120014831
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wire rod with a composition at least including: C: 0.95-1.30 mass %; Si: 0.1-1.5 mass %; Mn: 0.1-1.0 mass %; Al: 0-0.1 mass %; Ti: 0-0.1 mass %; P: 0-0.02 mass %; S: 0-0.02 mass %; N: 10-50 ppm; O: 10-40 ppm; and a balance including Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein 97% or more of an area in a cross-section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the wire rod is occupied by a pearlite, and 0.5% or less of an area in a central area in the cross-section and 0.5% or less of an area in a first surface layer area in the cross-section are occupied by a pro-eutectoid cementite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Shingo Yamasaki, Toshiyuki Manabe, Daisuke Hirakami, Nariyasu Muroga
  • Publication number: 20110318605
    Abstract: A high strength steel sheet contains, in percent by mass, 0.03 to 0.2% of C, 0.5 to 2.5% of Si, 1 to 3.0% of Mn, 0.01 to 0.5% of Cr, 0.01 to 0.5% of Mo, 0.02 to 0.15% of Al, 0.15% or less of Ti, 0.15% or less of No, and 0.15% or less of V; wherein the remainder includes Fe and inevitable impurities, and the content of Si satisfies the following formula (1), ?-4.1[Si]?-2.4??(1), provided, ?=6.9×([C]+[Mn]/6+[Cr]/5+[Mo]/4+[Ti]/15+[Nb]/17+[V]/14)1/2 is given, wherein [ ] shows the quantity (mass percent) of each element contained in the steel sheet. The high strength steel sheet is improved in formability (particularly, elongation), and excellent in balance between strength and elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yuichi FUTAMURA, Katsuhiro Yamamoto, Masaaki Miura
  • Patent number: 8057737
    Abstract: A forging steel has a dissolved Mg concentration within the range of 0.04-5 ppm by mass and a dissolved Al concentration within the range of 50-500 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Deura, Motohiro Nagao, Atsushi Tomioka, Shogo Fukaya
  • Patent number: 8048237
    Abstract: An ultra soft high carbon hot-rolled steel sheet has excellent workability. The steel sheet is a high carbon hot-rolled steel sheet containing 0.2 to 0.7% C, and has a structure in which mean grain size of ferrite is 20 ?m or larger, the volume percentage of ferrite grains having 10 ?m or smaller size is 20% or less, mean diameter of carbide is in a range from 0.10 ?m to smaller than 2.0 ?m, the percentage of carbide grains having 5 or more of aspect ratio is 15% or less, and the contact ratio of carbide is 20% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Takeshi Fujita, Nobuyuki Nakamura, Naoya Aoki, Masato Sasaki, Satoshi Ueoka, Shunji Iizuka
  • Publication number: 20110262298
    Abstract: By heating a steel material comprising C: 0.003 to 0.05%, Si: 0.60% or less, Mn: 0.6 to 2.0%, P: 0.020% or less, S: 0.010% or less, Cr: 0.20 to 1.5%, Nb: 0.005 to 0.05%, Al: 0.060% or less, and N: 0.001 to 0.006%, further limiting, as an impurity, Mo to 0.03% or less, having a balance of iron and unavoidable impurities, and having a weld cracking parameter PCM value defined by PCM=C+Si/30+Mn/20+Cu/20+Ni/60+Cr/20+Mo/15+V/10+5B of 0.22% or less, to 1000 to 1300° C. in temperature, finishing the hot rolling at 800° C. or more in temperature, then cooling, steel for welded structures excellent in high temperature strength and low temperature toughness can be inexpensively provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Ryuji Uemori
  • Publication number: 20110217566
    Abstract: Corrosion-resistant steel for chimney/flue use in natural gas-fired or liquefied petroleum gas-fired plants, containing C: 0.005% to 0.030%, Si: 0.18% to 0.50%, Mn: 1.50% to less than 3.00, P: 0.030% or less, S: 0.0050% or less, Cr: 4.0% to 9.0%, Al: 0.20% to 1.50%, and N: 0.020% or less and able to prevent advanced pitting or other localized corrosion and the resultant hole formation and rust aerial dispersal is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Matoko Nagasawa, Kenji Katoh, Naoki Saitoh, Masayuki Kodama, Mutsuto Tanaka, Fumiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8002909
    Abstract: Alloy compositions suitable for fabricating medical devices, such as stents, are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the compositions have small amounts of nickel, e.g., the compositions can be substantially free of nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Horace Craig
  • Patent number: 7998282
    Abstract: A method of heat-treating a steel member including carburizing a steel member in a carburizing gas under a reduced pressure. The steel member is then cooled in a cooling gas having a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. A desired portion of the cooled steel member is then heated using high-density energy. The steel member is then quenched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: AISIN AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Koji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20110186182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a steel material giving more effective case hardening for improving the fatigue strength and is characterized by containing, by mass %, C: 0.01 to 0.3%, Si: less than 0.1%, Mn: 0.4 to 3%, Cr: 0.5 to 3%, and Al: 0.01 to 0.3%, further containing one or both of Mo: 0.2 to 1.5%, and V: 0.05 to 1.0%, having a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and comprising a structure having 50% or more of bainite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Tetsushi Chida, Manabu Kubota, Toshimi Tarui, Daisuke Hirakami
  • Publication number: 20110129381
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-tensile steel material having a tensile strength of the 550 MPa class or more which can simultaneously raise the strength and toughness of the heat affected zone of weld to equal those of the matrix and a method of production of the same, that is, a high-tensile steel material with excellent weldability and toughness and with tensile strength of the 550 MPa class or more containing, by mass %, C: 0.005 to 0.10%, W: 0.10 to 3.0%, Nb: 0.010 to 0.080%, and V: 0.010 to 0.50%, limiting the Ti to less than 0.005%, satisfying equation; EC=2[C]?[Nb]/9?[V]/12>0.020, having an amount of precipitation of W contained in the steel material, in terms of analytical value obtained by quantitative analysis of potential electrolysis extraction residue by fluorescent X-ray analysis, of 0.0050% or less, and having 60% or more of its structural composition in a cross-section of the steel as a bainite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: NIPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Hasegawa, Naoki Saitoh, Youichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7935303
    Abstract: According to a low alloy steel of the present invention, compositional elements thereof are limited, and a metal structure thereof comprises bainite or martensite. Further, proper amounts of Nd inclusions are formed by appropriately selecting timings of deoxidation and Nd addition in melting a steel. Consequently, compatibility between high-temperature creep strength and long-term creep ductility, which is hardly established in conventional steels, can be achieved even in hostile conditions. Accordingly, the low alloy steel of the present invention can be widely applied as the material for the heat-resistant structural member used for a long time under the high-temperature and high-pressure conditions such as power plant boilers, turbines, and nuclear power plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakashima, Kaori Kawano, Masaaki Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20110097235
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application are directed towards steel compositions that provide improved properties under corrosive environments. Embodiments also relate to protection on the surface of the steel, reducing the permeation of hydrogen. Good process control, in terms of heat treatment working window and resistance to surface oxidation at rolling temperature, are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Gustavo Lopez Turconi, Alfonso Izquierdo Garcia, Toshihiko Fukui
  • Patent number: 7896984
    Abstract: A seamless steel pipe for line pipe having high strength and stable toughness and having resistance to sulfide corrosion cracking at low temperatures to room temperature is provided. A seamless steel pipe according to the present invention has a chemical composition comprising, in mass percent, C: 0.03-0.08%, Si: 0.05-0.5%, Mn: 1.0-3.0%, Mo: greater than 0.4% to 1.2%, Al: 0.005-0.100%, Ca: 0.001-0.005%, a remainder of Fe and impurities including N, P, S, O, and Cu, with the impurities containing at most 0.01% of N, at most 0.05% of P, at most 0.01% of S, at most 0.01% of O, and at most 0.1% of Cu, and having a microstructure comprising a bainitic-martensitic dual phase structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Tomohiko Omura, Kunio Kondo, Yuji Arai, Nobuyuki Hisamune