Nitrogen Containinig Patents (Class 420/128)
  • 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: 20150068638
    Abstract: A low-yield ratio high-strength electric resistance welded steel pipe has a yield ratio of 80% or less and a TS of 655 MPa or more. A steel material has a composition containing 0.38% to 0.45% C, 0.1% to 0.3% Si, 1.0% to 1.8% Mn, 0.03% or less P, 0.03% or less S, 0.01% to 0.07% sol. Al, and 0.01% or less N on a mass basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Matsuki, Tomohiro Inoue
  • 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: 20150023835
    Abstract: Martensitic steel compositions and methods of production thereof are provided. More specifically, a martensitic steel having tensile strengths ranging from 1700 to 2200 MPa are provided. Most specifically, the present invention provides thin gage (thickness of ?1 mm) ultra high strength steel with an ultimate tensile strength of 1700 to 2200 MPa and methods of production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Rongjie Song, Narayan S. Pottore
  • Publication number: 20150024237
    Abstract: A hot stamping steel material, which secures good hydrogen embrittlement resistance even when the steel sheet after hot stamping is subjected to processing leading to remaining of stress, such as piercing and which is easily practicable, wherein the steel sheet has the chemical composition of: C: 0.18 to 0.26%; Si: more than 0.02% and not more than 0.05%; Mn: 1.0 to 1.5%; P: 0.03% or less; S: 0.02% or less; Al: 0.001 to 0.5%; N: 0.1% or less; O: 0.001 to 0.02%; Cr: 0 to 2.0%; Mo: 0 to 1.0%; V: 0 to 0.5%; W: 0 to 0.5%; Ni: 0 to 5.0%; B: 0 to 0.01%; Ti: 0 to 0.5%; Nb: 0 to 0.5%; Cu: 0 to 1.0%; and balance: Fe and impurities, in terms of % by mass, the concentration of a Mn-containing inclusion is not less than 0.010% by mass and less than 0.25% by mass, and the number ratio of a Mn oxide to the inclusion having a maximum length of 1.0 to 4.0 ?m is 10.0% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanahashi, Toshimasa Tomokiyo
  • Patent number: 8920713
    Abstract: A steel for a welded structure includes the following composition: by mass %, C at a C content [C] of 0.010 to 0.065%; Si at a Si content [Si] of 0.05 to 0.20%; Mn at a Mn content [Mn] of 1.52 to 2.70%; Ni at a Ni content [Ni] of 0.10% to 1.50%; Ti at a Ti content [Ti] of 0.005 to 0.015%; O at an O content [O] of 0.0010 to 0.0045%; N at a N content [N] of 0.002 to 0.006%; Mg at a Mg content [Mg] of 0.0003 to 0.003%; Ca at a Ca content [Ca] of 0.0003 to 0.003%; and the balance composed of Fe and unavoidable impurities. A steel component parameter PCTOD is 0.065% or less, and a steel component hardness parameter CeqH is 0.235% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Kazuhiro Fukunaga, Akihiko Kojima, Ryuji Uemori, Rikio Chijiiwa
  • Patent number: 8900511
    Abstract: The present invention relates a high-strength nonmagnetic stainless steel, containing, by weight percent, 0.01 to 0.06% of C, 0.10 to 0.50% of Si, 20.5 to 24.5% of Mn, 0.040% or less of P, 0.010% or less of S, 3.1 to 6.0% of Ni, 0.10 to 0.80% of Cu, 20.5 to 24.5% of Cr, 0.10 to 1.50% of Mo, 0.0010 to 0.0050% of B, 0.010% or less of O, 0.65 to 0.90% of N, and the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities; the steel satisfying the following formulae (1) to (4): [Cr]+3.3×[Mo]+16×[N]?30??(1), {Ni}/{Cr}?0.15??(2), 2.0?[Ni]/[Mo]?30.0??(3), and [C]×1000/[Cr]?2.5??(4), wherein [Cr], [Mo], [N], [Ni], [Mo] and [C] represent the content of Cr, the content of Mo, the content of N, the content of Ni, the content of Mo and the content of C in the steel, respectively, and {Ni} represents the sum of [Ni], [Cu] and [N], and {Cr} represents the sum of [Cr] and [Mo]. The present invention further relates to a high-strength nonmagnetic stainless steel part containing the steel and a process for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Tokushuko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Ishikawa, Tetsuya Shimizu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140314616
    Abstract: Provided is a hot-rolled steel sheet having a composition containing 0.04 mass percent to 0.20 mass percent C, 0.7 mass percent to 2.3 mass percent Si, 0.8 mass percent to 2.8 mass percent Mn, 0.1 mass percent or less P, 0.01 mass percent or less S, 0.1 mass percent or less Al, and 0.008 mass percent or less N, the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities. Internal oxides containing one or more selected from the group consisting of Si, Mn, and Fe are present at grain boundaries and in grains in a base metal. The internal oxides present at the grain boundaries in the base metal are located within 5 ?m from the surface of the base metal. The difference between the depths at which the internal oxides are formed in the cross direction of the steel sheet is 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mai Miyata, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Yasunobu Nagataki, Yoshiyasu Kawasaki, Hirokazu Sugihara
  • Patent number: 8802005
    Abstract: The present invention is steel for surface hardening for machine structural use which contains, by mass %, C: 0.3 to 0.6%, Si: 0.02 to 2.0%, Mn: 0.35 to less than 1.5%, and Al: 0.01 to 0.5%, is restricted to B: less than 0.0003%, S: 0.0001 to 0.021%, N: 0.003 to 0.0055%, P: 0.0001 to 0.03%, and O: 0.0001 to 0.0050%, has a ratio Mn/S of Mn and S satisfying 70 to 30,000, has a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and, when nitrided, then induction hardened, has a surface hardenability of a Vicker's hardness when tempered at 300° C. of 650 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Mizuno, Masayuki Hashimura, Kei Miyanishi, Shuji Kozawa
  • Patent number: 8802241
    Abstract: In an embodiment of a steel sheet having high Young's modulus, the steel can include in terms of mass %, e.g., C: 0.0005 to 0.30%, Si: 2.3% or less, Mn: 2.7 to 5.0%, P: 0.15% or less, 0.015% or less, Mo: 0.15 to 1.5%, B: 0.0006 to 0.01%, and Al: 0.15% or less, with the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities. One or both of {110}<223> pole density and {110}<111> pole density in the ? sheet thickness layer can be 10 or more, and a Young's modulus in a rolling direction can be more than 230 GPa. Other embodiments can include, e.g., Mn: 0.1 to 5.0%, N: 0.01% or less, and one or more of Mo: 0.005 to 1.5%, Nb: 0.005 to 0.20%, Ti: at least 48/14×N (mass %) and 0.2% or less, and B: 0.0001 to 0.01%, at a total content of 0.015 to 1.91 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Natsuko Sugiura, Naoki Yoshinaga, Shunji Hiwatashi, Manabu Takahashi, Koji Hanya, Nobuyoshi Uno, Ryoichi Kanno, Akihiro Miyasaka, Takehide Senuma
  • Patent number: 8747577
    Abstract: High yield ratio high-strength hot rolled thin steel sheet superior in weldability and ductility comprising, by mass %, C: over 0.030 to less than 0.10%, Si: 0.30 to 0.80%, Mn: 1.7 to 3.2%, P: 0.001 to 0.02%, S: 0.0001 to 0.006%, Al: 0.060% or less, N: 0.0001 to 0.0070%, containing further Ti: 0.01 to 0.055%, Nb: 0.012 to 0.055%, Mo: 0.07 to 0.55%, B: 0.0005 to 0.0040%, and simultaneously satisfying 1.1?14×Ti(%)+20×Nb(%)+3×Mo(%)+300×B(%)?3.7, the balance comprised of iron and unavoidable impurities, and having a yield ratio of 0.64 to less than 0.92, a TS×El1/2 of 3320 or more, an YR×TS×El1/2 of 2320 or more, and a maximum tensile strength (TS) of 780 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshinaga, Shunji Hiwatashi, Yasuharu Sakuma, Atsushi Itami
  • Patent number: 8747576
    Abstract: This high-carbon pearlitic steel rail having excellent ductility, includes: in terms of percent by mass, C: more than 0.85% to 1.40%; Si: 0.10% to 2.00%; Mn: 0.10% to 2.00%; Ti: 0.001% to 0.01%; V: 0.005% to 0.20%; and N: less than 0.0040%, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein contents of Ti and V fulfill the following formula (1), and a rail head portion has a pearlite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Teruhisa Miyazaki, Masaharu Ueda, Suguru Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140150930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hot press forming steel plate made of a composition comprising: 0.3-1.0 wt % of C; 0.0-4.0 wt % of Mn; 1.0-2.0 wt % of Si; 0.01-2.0 wt % of Al; 0.015 wt % or less of S; 0.01 wt % or less of N; and the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities. Further, the present. invention relates to a method for manufacturing the hot press forming steel plate, characterized by comprising the steps of: heating, to between 1100 and 1300° C., a steel slab having the composition; performing hot rolling finishing between. an Ar3 transformation point and 950° C.; and performing winding between MS and 720° C. Further, the present invention. relates to a hot press formed member characterized by having the composition, and having a dual phase microstructure made of bainite and residual austenite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Kyoo-Young Lee, Jin-Keun Oh, Jong-Sang Kim, Tae-Kyo Han
  • Patent number: 8714831
    Abstract: An outer ring, an inner ring and a roller serving as a bearing component that adopts as a source material a steel ensuring a large fracture toughness value and also having an alloy element added thereto in a reduced amount and also provides sufficient wear resistance, are configured of a steel containing 0.15-0.3% by mass of carbon, 0.15-0.7% by mass of silicon, and 0.15-1.0% by mass of manganese, with a remainder of iron and an impurity, and have a raceway/rolling contact surface included in a region having a carbon enriched layer and a nitrogen enriched layer. In the nitrogen enriched layer the raceway/rolling contact surface has a nitrogen concentration equal to or larger than 0.3% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Mori
  • Patent number: 8715427
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a steel composition, a process for producing a steel product having said composition, and said steel product itself. According to the invention, a cold-rolled, possibly hot dip galvanized steel sheet is produced with thicknesses lower than 1 mm, and tensile strengths between 800 MPa and 1600 MPa, while the A80 elongation is between 5 and 17%, depending on the process parameters. The composition is such that these high strength levels may be obtained, while maintaining good formability and optimal coating quality after galvanising. The invention is equally related to a hot rolled product of the same composition, with higher thickness (typically about 2 mm) and excellent coating quality after galvanising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal France SA
    Inventors: Sven Vandeputte, Christophe Mesplont, Sigrid Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20140086787
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hot-rolled sheet attains grain refinement of the steel sheet whose grain size is extremely fine. In particular, a ferrite grain size of less than average 2 ?m is obtained, which is not laminar but has ferrite grains with equiaxed morphology and exhibits high formability in forming. The method comprises the steps of rolling and cooling, wherein the rolling reductions, cooling steps, and temperature are closely regulated. A hot rolled sheet made from the method of manufacturing has a controlled ferrite grain in different regions of sheet thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Suguhiro Fukushima, Manabu Eto, Tamotsu Sasaki, Kaori Kawano, Masayuki Wakita
  • Patent number: 8668784
    Abstract: A steel for a welded structure includes the following composition: by mass %, C at a C content [C] of 0.015 to 0.045%; Si at a Si content [Si] of 0.05 to 0.20%; Mn at a Mn content [Mn] of 1.5 to 2.0%; Ni at a Ni content [Ni] of 0.10 to 1.50%; Ti at a Ti content [Ti] of 0.005 to 0.015%; O at an O content [O] of 0.0015 to 0.0035%; and N at a N content [N] of 0.002 to 0.006%, and a balance composed of Fe and unavoidable impurities. In the steel for a welded structure, the P content [P] is limited to 0.008% or less, the S content [S] is limited to 0.005% or less, the Al content [Al] is limited to 0.004% or less, the Nb content [Nb] is limited to 0.005% or less, the Cu content [Cu] is limited to 0.24% or less, the V content [V] is limited to 0.020% or less, and a steel composition parameter PCTOD is 0.065% or less, and a steel composition hardness parameter CeqH is 0.235% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Kazuhiro Fukunaga, Akihiko Kojima, Ryuji Uemori, Rikio Chijiiwa
  • Publication number: 20140044987
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a hot stamping member contains, as a chemical composition, 0.10 mass % to 0.35 mass % of C; 0.01 mass % to 1.0 mass % of Si; 0.3 mass % to 2.3 mass % of Mn; 0.01 mass % to 0.5 mass % of Al; limited to 0.03 mass % or less of P; limited to 0.02 mass % or less of S; limited to 0.1 mass % or less of N; and a balance consisting of Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which a standard deviation of diameters of iron carbides which are contained in a region from a surface to a ¼ thickness position of the steel sheet is less than or equal to 0.8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanahashi, Jun Maki
  • Patent number: 8623154
    Abstract: An electron-beam welded joint including, by mass %, C: 0.02% to 0.1%, Si: 0.03% to 0.30%, Mn: 1.5% to 2.5%, Ti: 0.005 to 0.015%, N: 0.0020 to 0.0060%, O: 0.0010% to 0.0035%, Nb: 0% to 0.020%, V: 0% to 0.030%, Cr: 0% to 0.50%, Mo: 0% to 0.50%, Cu: 0% to 0.25%, Ni: 0% to 0.50%, B: 0% to 0.0030%, S: limited to 0.010% or less, P: limited to 0.015% or less, Al: limited to 0.004% or less, and a balance consisting of iron and unavoidable impurities, wherein an index value CeEB is 0.49% to 0.60%, a number of oxides having an equivalent circle diameter of 1.0 ?m or more is 20 pieces/mm2 or less, and a number of oxides having an equivalent circle diameter of 0.05 ?m or more and less than 0.5 ?m is 1×103 pieces/mm2 to 1×105 pieces/mm2 at a thickness center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Honma, Ryuji Uemori, Tadashi Ishikawa, Akihiko Kojima, Manabu Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8623108
    Abstract: A wear-resistant material which comprises certain concentrations of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, niobium/tantalum as well as other metallic elements. The material comprises a metal matrix and hard phases embedded therein. The hard phases comprise one or more of carbides, nitrides, carbonitrides, and oxide carbonitrides and have a diameter of from about 0.2 ?m to about 50 ?m. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Boehler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Werner Theisen, Stephan Huth, Jochen Perko, Herbert Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20130323112
    Abstract: In a hot-rolled sheet, an average value of pole densities of an orientation group {100}<011> to {223}<110>, which is represented by an arithmetic mean of pole densities of orientations {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {112}<110>, and {223}<110> in a thickness center portion of a thickness range of ? to ? from a surface of the steel sheet, is 1.0 to 6.5 and a pole density of a crystal orientation {332}<113> is 1.0 to 5.0; and a Lankford value rC in a direction perpendicular to a rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.10 and a Lankford value r30 in a direction that forms 30° with respect to the rolling direction is 0.70 to 1.10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riki Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Manabu Takahashi, Kunio Hayashi, Tetsuo Kishimoto, Kazuaki Nakano, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130294963
    Abstract: A steel sheet is provided containing C: 0.070% or more and less than 0.080%, Si: 0.003% or more and 0.10% or less, Mn: 0.51% or more and 0.60% or less, wherein the average grain size is 5 ?m or more, the grain elongation rate is 2.0 or less, the difference in hardness is 10 points or more and/or 20 points or more depending on how it is determined, the tensile strength is 500 MPa or more, and the elongation after fracture is 10% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Tada, Takumi Tanaka, Katsumi Kojima, Hiroki Iwasa, Yoichi Tobiyama
  • Patent number: 8562762
    Abstract: The present invention provides high strength hot rolled steel plate for line-pipes superior in low temperature toughness, and a method of production of the same, containing, by mass %, C: 0.01 to 0.1%, Si: 0.05 to 0.5%, Mn: 1 to 2%, P: ?0.03%, S: ?0.005%, O: ?0.003%, Al: 0.005 to 0.05%, N: 0.0015 to 0.006%, Nb: 0.005 to 0.08%, and Ti: 0.005 to 0.02%, where N?14/48×Ti>0% and Nb?93/14×(N?14/48×Ti)>0.005%, and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, said steel plate characterized in that its microstructure is a continuously cooled transformed structure, a reflected X-ray intensity ratio {211}/{111} of the {211} plane and {111} plane parallel to the plate surface in the texture at the center of plate thickness is 1.1 or more, and an in-grain precipitate density of the precipitates of Nb and/or Ti carbonitrides is 1017 to 1018/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yokoi, Masanori Minagawa, Takuya Hara, Osamu Yoshida, Hiroshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20130272913
    Abstract: This steel wire material contains 0.05%-1.2% C (“%” means “% by mass,” same hereinafter for chemical components.), 0.01%-0.7% Si, 0.1%-1.5% Mn, 0.02% max. P (not including 0%), 0.02% max. S (not including 0%), and 0.005% max. N (not including 0%), with the remainder being iron and unavoidable impurities. The steel wire material has a scale 6.0-20 ?m thick and holes of an equivalent circle diameter of 1 ?m max. in said scale that occupy 10% by area max. Said scale does not detach in the cooling process after hot rolling or during storage or transportation but can readily detach during mechanical descaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Mikako Takeda, Shohei Nakakubo, Kazuhiko Kirihara, Masayuki Endo
  • Publication number: 20130272914
    Abstract: The steel wire material of the present invention contains 0.05 to 1.2% of C (mass %; same for the chemical components hereafter), 0.01 to 0.5% of Si, 0.1 to 1.5% of Mn, 0.02% or less (but not 0%) of P, 0.02% or less (but not 0%) of S, and 0.005% or less (but not 0%) of N, with the balance being iron and inevitable impurities. The wire material has a scale layer that is no thicker than 7.0 ?m or less. The scale layer has an FeO percentage of 30 to 80 vol % and an Fe2SiO4 percentage of less than 0.1 vol %. The scale layer that is formed will not peel when cooled after hot rolling or during storage and transport, but will easily peel during mechanical descaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel. Ltd.)
    Inventors: Mikako Takeda, Shohei Nakakubo, Kazuhiko Kirihara, Masayuki Endo
  • Patent number: 8557065
    Abstract: A high-strength, high-workability steel sheet for cans contains 0.070% to less than 0.080% C, 0.003% to 0.10% Si, 0.51% to 0.60% Mn, and the like on a mass basis and has a tensile strength of 500 MPa or more and a yield elongation of 10% or more. The average size and elongation rate of crystal grains are 5 ?m or more and 2.0 or less, respectively, in cross section in the rolling direction thereof. The hardness difference obtained by subtracting the average Vickers hardness of a cross section ranging from a surface to a depth equal to one-eighth of the thickness of the sheet from the average Vickers hardness of a cross section ranging from a depth equal to three-eighths of the sheet thickness to a depth equal to four-eighths of the sheet thickness is 10 points or more and/or the maximum Vickers hardness difference is 20 points or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Tada, Takumi Tanaka, Katsumi Kojima, Hiroki Iwasa
  • Publication number: 20130243699
    Abstract: The design of biodegradable magnetic nanoparticles for use in in-vivo biomedical applications. The particles can include Fe in combination with one or more of Mg, Zn, Si, C, N, and P atoms or other particles. The nanoparticles can be degraded in-vivo after usage. The nanoparticles can cease heating upon reaching a predetermined temperature or other value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Jian-Ping Wang, Ying Jing, Shihai He
  • Patent number: 8535459
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel material for hardening, including chemical components, by mass %, of: C: 0.15 to 0.60%; Si: 0.01 to 1.5%; Mn: 0.05 to 2.5%; P: 0.005 to 0.20%; S: 0.001 to 0.35%; Al: over 0.06 to 0.3%; and total N: 0.006 to 0.03%, with a balance including Fe and inevitable impurities including B of not more than 0.0004%, in which a hardness R at a position 5 mm away from a quenching end measured through a Jominy-type end-quenching method specified in JIS G 0561, and a calculation hardness H at a position 4.763 mm away from the quenching end satisfy the following Equation (1). H×0.948?R?H×1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Miyanishi, Manabu Kubota, Shuji Kozawa
  • Patent number: 8518191
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a high strength cold-rolled steel sheet, which has superior bake hardenability, aging resistance at room temperature and secondary work embrittlement resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same. The steel sheet has a grain size of ASTM No. of 9 or more after annealing, a BH of 30 MPa or more, an AI of 30 MPa or less, and a tensile strength of 340˜390 MPa through appropriate control of solute elements in steel by addition of a small amount of Ti, addition of Al and Mo, and control of manufacturing conditions, and refinement of crystal grains after annealing. The cold-rolled steel sheet and the galvannealed steel sheet produced using the cold-rolled steel sheet have the superior bake hardenability, aging resistance at room temperature, and secondary work embrittlement resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventor: Seong-Ho Han
  • Publication number: 20130213534
    Abstract: A steel material which is suitable for hot press working or hot three-dimensional bending and direct quench and which can be used to manufacture a high-strength formed article with sufficient quench hardening even by short time heating at a low temperature has a chemical composition comprising, in mass percent, C: 0.05-0.35%, Si: at most 0.5%, Mn: 0.5-2.5%, P: at most 0.03%, S: at most 0.01%, sol. Al: at most 0.1%, N: at most 0.01%, and optionally at least one element selected from the group consisting of B: 0.0001-0.005%, Ti: 0.01-0.1%, Cr: 0.18-0.5%, Nb: 0.03-0.1%, Ni: 0.18-1.0%, and Mo: 0.03-0.5% and has a steel structure in which the spheroidization ratio of carbides is 0.60-0.90.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo HIKITA, Nobusato KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20130153091
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel sheet has an average value of the X-ray random intensity ratio of a {100} <011> to {223} <110> orientation group at least in a sheet thickness central portion that is in a sheet thickness range of ? to ? from a steel sheet surface of 1.0 to 6.0, an X-ray random intensity ratio of a {332} <113> crystal orientation of 1.0 to 5.0, rC which is an r value in a direction perpendicular to a rolling direction of 0.70 to 1.10, and r30 which is an r value in a direction that forms an angle of 30° with respect to the rolling direction of 0.70 to 1.10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fujita, Kunio Hayashi, Riki Okamoto, Manabu Takahashi, Tetsuo Kishimoto, Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8430976
    Abstract: A high-strength pearlitic steel rail with an excellent combination of wear properties and rolling contact fatigue resistance wherein the steel has 0.88% to 0.95% carbon, 0.75% to 0.92% silicon, 0.80% to 0.95% manganese, 0.05% to 0.14% vanadium, up to 0.008% nitrogen, up to 0.030% phosphorus, 0.008 to 0.030% sulphur, at most 2.5 ppm hydrogen, at most 0.10% chromium, at most 0.010% aluminium, at most 20 ppm oxygen, the remainder being iron and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Tata Steel UK Limited
    Inventors: Robert Carroll, Howard Martin Smith, Shreekant Jaiswal
  • Publication number: 20130045128
    Abstract: A high-strength, high-workability tin mill black plate contains 0.070% to less than 0.080% C, 0.003% to 0.10% Si, 0.51% to 0.60% Mn, and the like on a mass basis and has a tensile strength of 500 MPa or more and a yield elongation of 10% or more. The average size and elongation rate of crystal grains are 5 ?m or more and 2.0 or less, respectively, in cross section in the rolling direction thereof. The hardness difference obtained by subtracting the average Vickers hardness of a cross section ranging from a surface to a depth equal to one-eighth of the thickness of the plate from the average Vickers hardness of a cross section ranging from a depth equal to three-eighths of the plate thickness to a depth equal to four-eighths of the plate thickness is 10 points or more and/or the maximum Vickers hardness difference is 20 points or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Tada, Takumi Tanaka, Katsumi Kojima, Hiroki Iwasa
  • Patent number: 8361248
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high strength steel having unprecedentedly superior CTOD (fracture toughness) properties satisfying not only the CTOD properties of the FL zone at ?60° C., but also the CTOD properties of the ICHAZ zone in small and medium heat input multilayer welding, etc.; and a method of production of the same. The steel of the present invention is steel superior in CTOD properties of the heat-affected zone containing, by mass %, C: 0.015 to 0.045%, Si: 0.05 to 0.2%, Mn: 1.5 to 2.0%, Cu: 0.25 to 0.5%, Ni: 0.7 to 1.5%, P: 0.008% or less, S: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.004% or less, Ti: 0.005 to 0.015%, Nb: 0.005% or less, O: 0.0015 to 0.0035%, and N: 0.002 to 0.006%, PCTOD: 0.065 or less, CeqH: 0.235 or less and the balance consisting of Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Rikio Chijiiwa, Ryuji Uemori, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Kazuhiro Fukunaga, Akihiko Kojima, Yoshihide Nagai
  • Publication number: 20120312433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steel sheet having a tensile strength of 1180 MPa or more, which excels in workability and cold brittleness resistance. The high-strength steel sheet contains 0.10% to 0.30% of C, 1.40% to 3.0% of Si, 0.5% to 3.0% of Mn, 0.1% or less of P, 0.05% or less of S, 0.005% to 0.20% of Al, 0.01% or less of N, 0.01% or less of O, as well as Fe and inevitable impurities. The steel sheet has: (i) a ferrite volume fraction of 5% to 35% and a bainitic ferrite and/or tempered martensite volume fraction of 60% or more; (ii) a MA constituent volume fraction of 6% or less (excluding 0%); and (iii) a retained austenite volume fraction of 5% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Sae MIZUTA, Yuichi FUTAMURA, Yukihiro Utsumi
  • Publication number: 20120279616
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel material for hardening, including chemical components, by mass %, of: C: 0.15 to 0.60%; Si: 0.01 to 1.5%; Mn: 0.05 to 2.5%; P: 0.005 to 0.20%; S: 0.001 to 0.35%; Al: over 0.06 to 0.3%; and total N: 0.006 to 0.03%, with a balance including Fe and inevitable impurities including B of not more than 0.0004%, in which a hardness R at a position 5 mm away from a quenching end measured through a Jominy-type end-quenching method specified in JIS G 0561, and a calculation hardness H at a position 4.763 mm away from the quenching end satisfy the following Equation (1). H×0.948?R?H×1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Kei Miyanishi, Manabu Kubota, Shuji Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20120247619
    Abstract: A carburized steel member is manufactured by specific carburizing, cooling, and quenching steps. The steel member contains: C: 0.1% to 0.4%, Si: 0.35% to 3.0%, Mn: 0.1% to 3.0%, P: 0.03% or less, S: 0.15% or less, Al: 0.05% or less, and N: 0.03% or less, and a content of Cr is less than 0.2%, a content of Mo is 0.1% or less, and remainder is constituted of Fe and unavoidable impurities. A surface layer thereof includes: a first layer having a carbon concentration of 0.60 mass % to 0.85 mass % and including a martensitic structure in which no grain boundary oxide layer caused by Si exists; a second layer having a carbon concentration of 0.1 mass % to 0.4 mass % and including a martensitic structure; and a third layer having a carbon concentration of 0.1 mass % to 0.4 mass % and including no martensitic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Obayashi, Keita Taguchi, Susumu Kato, Shuji Kozawa, Manabu Kubota, Yuji Adachi, Hirokazu Sato
  • Publication number: 20120121454
    Abstract: A low-carbon resulfurized free-machining steel is excellent in machinability and contains 0.02% to 0.15% by mass of C; 0.004% by mass or less (exclusive of 0%) of Si; 0.6% to 3% by mass of Mn; 0.02% to 0.2% by mass of P; 0.35% to 1% by mass of S; 0.005% by mass or less (exclusive of 0% by mass) of Al; 0.008% to 0.03% by mass of 0; and 0.007% to 0.03% by mass of N, with the remainder being iron and inevitable impurities, in which the ratio [Mn]/[S] of the manganese content [Mn] to the sulfur content [S] is within the range of 3 to 4, and the carbon content [C], the manganese content [Mn] and the nitrogen content [N] satisfy the following Expression (1): 10[C]×[Mn]?0.94+1226 [N]2?1.2, wherein [C], [Mn] and [N] represent the contents on the percent by mass basis of carbon, manganese, and nitrogen, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichi SAKAMOTO, Atsuhiko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120114519
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cold-rolled carbon steel comprising (in % by weight) C 0.63-0.85%, max. 0.40% Si, 0.20-0.90% Mn, max. 0.035% P, max. 0.035% S, max. 0.060% Al, max. 0.40% Cr, 0.003-0.010% N, preferably 0.005-0.008%, and a maximum of 0.12% of at least one micro-alloying element, the remainder being iron and steel production-related pollutants. Possible micro-alloying elements are Ti, Nb, V and optionally Zr. A carbon steel of the type is cold-rolled into texture-rolled strip steel with a high cold reduction degree and can be used in particular as a material for coiling springs or other components having spring properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: C.D. Waelzholz GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Toni Junius, Heino Buddenberg, Michael Hellmann, Dirk Wilmes
  • Patent number: 8128763
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet for outer panels and the like of an automobile body, a galvannealed steel sheet using the cold-rolled steel sheet, and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. It is an object of the present invention to provide a high strength cold-rolled steel sheet, which has superior bake hardenability, aging resistance at room temperature and secondary work embrittlement resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same. The steel sheet has a grain size of ASTM No. of 9 or more after annealing, a BH of 30 MPa or more, an AI of 30 MPa or less, and a tensile strength of 340˜390 MPa through appropriate control of solute elements in steel by addition of a small amount of Ti, addition of Al and Mo, and control of manufacturing conditions, and refinement of crystal grains after annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventor: Seong-Ho Han
  • Publication number: 20120048063
    Abstract: High compressibility iron powder that is suitably used for parts with excellent magnetic characteristics or high density sintered parts and that has good productivity is provided from pure iron powder which includes, as impurities in percent by mass, C: 0.005% or less, Si: more than 0.01% and 0.03% or less, Mn: 0.03% or more and 0.07% or less, P: 0.01% or less, S: 0.01% or less, O: 0.10% or less, and N: 0.001% or less, and whose particle includes four or less crystal grains on average and has a micro Vickers hardness (Hv) of 80 or less on average. The circularity of the iron powder is preferably 0.7 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION a corporation of Japan
    Inventors: Toshio Maetani, Satoshi Uenosono, Aya Uenosono, Masateru Ueta
  • Publication number: 20120020605
    Abstract: An outer ring, an inner ring and a roller serving as a bearing component that adopts as a source material a steel ensuring a large fracture toughness value and also having an alloy element added thereto in a reduced amount and also provides sufficient wear resistance, are configured of a steel containing 0.15-0.3% by mass of carbon, 0.15-0.7% by mass of silicon, and 0.15-1.0% by mass of manganese, with a remainder of iron and an impurity, and have a raceway/rolling contact surface included in a region having a carbon enriched layer and a nitrogen enriched layer. In the nitrogen enriched layer the raceway/rolling contact surface has a nitrogen concentration equal to or larger than 0.3% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Mori
  • Publication number: 20120021917
    Abstract: Disclosed is a low-cost metal substrate which is resistant to high-temperature oxidation, has excellent strength, is non-magnetic and is ideal for a high-temperature superconducting wire to be used at or lower than liquid nitrogen temperature. Austenitic stainless steel containing 0.4 weight or more of nitrogen is used as the metal substrate for the superconducting wire. After heat treatment of 700 to 950° C. in the high-temperature superconducting layer formation step is carried out, the metal substrate has an extremely high 0.20 proof stress at liquid nitrogen temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisaki Sakamoto, Yoshinori Nagasu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8097096
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fire resistant steel material excellent in high temperature strength, toughness, and reheating embrittlement resistance containing, by mass %, C: 0.001% to 0.030%, Si: 0.05% to 0.50%, Mn: 0.4% to 2.0%, Nb: 0.03% to 0.50%, Ti: 0.005% to less than 0.040%, N: 0.0001% to less than 0.0050%, and Al: 0.005% to 0.030%, limiting P: 0.03% or, less and S: 0.02% or less, satisfying C—Nb/7.74?0.005 and 2?Ti/N?12, and having a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities and, further, a process for production of a fire resistant material comprising heating a steel slab comprised of this chemical composition to 1100 to 1350° C. and hot rolling it by a cumulative reduction rate at 1000° C. or less of 30% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Suguru Yoshida, Kita Hiroshi, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Yasushi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8071018
    Abstract: A high carbon hot-rolled steel sheet which is a hot-rolled spheroidizing annealed material, including 0.2 to 0.7% C, 2% or less Si, 2% or less Mn, 0.03% or less P, 0.03% or less S, 0.08% or less Sol.Al., and 0.01% or less N, by mass, which contains carbide having a particle size of smaller than 0.5 ?m in a content of 15% or less by volume to the total amount of carbide, and the difference between the maximum hardness Hv max and the minimum hardness Hv min, ?Hv (=Hv max?Hv min), in the sheet thickness direction being 10 or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Nobusuke Kariya, Norio Kanamoto, Hidekazu Ookubo, Yoshiharu Kusumoto, Takeshi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20110287280
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet has a chemical composition of C: 0.12% to 0.3%, Si: 0.5% or less, Mn: less than 1.5%, Al: 0.15% or less, N: 0.01% or less, P: 0.02% or less, and S: 0.01% or less, with the remainder including iron and inevitable impurities and has a martensite single-phase structure as its steel microstructure. In a surface region of the steel sheet from the surface to a depth one-tenth the gauge, the number density of n-ary groups of inclusions determined by specific n-th determinations is 120 or less per 100 cm2 of a rolling plane, where the distance in steel sheet rolling direction between outermost surfaces of two outermost particles of the group of inclusions is 100 ?m or more. The steel sheet is a high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet which has a sufficiently minimized rate of bending fracture starting from inclusions and thereby has excellent bending workability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Atsuhiro SHIRAKI, Sae Hamamoto, Yukihiro Utsumi, Tetsuji Hoshika, Yuichi Futamura
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8048367
    Abstract: The present invention provides high strength thick-gauge steel plate superior in weldability and having a tensile strength of 780 MPa or more and provides a method of production of the high strength thick-gauge steel plate by omitting tempering heat treatment in the production. The high strength thick-gauge steel plate of the present invention is high strength thick-gauge steel plate containing, by mass %, C: 0.030 to 0.055%, Mn: 2.4 to 3.5%, P: 0.01% or less, S: 0.0010% or less, Al: 0.06 to 0.10%, B: 0.0005 to 0.0020%, and N: 0.0015 to 0.0060%, having a weld cracking susceptibility parameter Pcm of 0.18% to 0.24%, and comprised mainly of martensite. The method of production of high strength thick-gauge steel plate of the present invention comprises heating a steel slab or cast slab having a predetermined composition of ingredients to 950 to 1100° C., rolling it at 820° C. or more, then starting accelerated cooling from 700° C. or more by a cooling rate of 8 to 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hoshino, Masaaki Fujioka, Youichi Tanaka, Masanori Minagawa