Lead, Bismuth, Selenium, Tellurium Or Calcium Containing Patents (Class 420/84)
  • Patent number: 10487380
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is high-strength special steel containing about 0.1 to 0.5 wt % of carbon (C), about 0.1 to 2.3 wt % of silicon (Si), about 0.3 to 1.5 wt % of manganese (Mn), about 1.1 to 4.0 wt % of chromium (Cr), about 0.3 to 1.5 wt % of molybdenum (Mo), about 0.1 to 4.0 wt % of nickel (Ni), about 0.01 to 0.50 wt % of vanadium (V), about 0.05 to 0.50 wt % of titanium (Ti), and the remainder of iron (Fe) and other inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Sung Chul Cha, Yong Bo Sim, Seung Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10487382
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a high strength special steel including, by weight %: carbon (C): from about 0.1 to 0.5%; silicon (Si): from about 0.1 to 2.3%; manganese (Mn): from about 0.3 to 1.5%; chromium (Cr): from about 1.1 to 4.0%; molybdenum (Mo): from about 0.3 to 1.5%; nickel (Ni): from about 0.1 to 4.0%; vanadium (V): from about 0.01 to 0.50%; boron (B): from about 0.001 to 0.010%; niobium (Nb): from about 0.05 to 0.50%; and the balance of iron (Fe) and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Sung Chul Cha, Jong Hwi Park, Dong Lim Seo, Seung Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10036086
    Abstract: A non-heat treated steel according to the present invention includes, as steel composition, by mass %, 0.20 to 0.60% of C, 0.50 to 2.0% of Si, 0.20 to 2.0% of Mn, 0.010 to 0.15% of P, 0.010 to 0.15% of S, 0.10 to 0.50% of V. 0.002 to 0.02% of N, and a balance consisting of Fe and impurities, in which, when a ratio of a maximum value of a V content in the steel to an average value of the V content in the steel in a cross section of the steel is defined as a segregation ratio of V, the segregation ratio of V is 1.0 or more and less than 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Teramoto, Manabu Kubota
  • Patent number: 9963766
    Abstract: A steel alloy comprising from: (a) 0.6 to 0.9 wt. % carbon, (b) 0.1 to 0.5 wt. % silicon, (c) 0.1 to 1.5 wt. % manganese, (d) 1.5 to 2.0 wt. % chromium, (e) 0.2 to 0.6 wt. % molybdenum, and up to: (f) 0.25 wt. % nickel, (g) 0.3 wt. % copper, (h) 0.2 wt. % vanadium, (i) 0.2 wt. % cobalt, (j) 0.2 wt. % aluminum, (k) 0.1 wt. % niobium, (l) 0.2 wt. % tantalum, (m) 0.05 wt. % phosphorous, (n) 0.03 wt. % sulphur, (o) 0.075 wt. % tin, (p) 0.075 wt. % antimony, (q) 0.075 wt. % arsenic, (r) 0.01 wt. % lead, (s) 350 ppm nitrogen, (t) 100 ppm oxygen, (u) 50 ppm calcium, (v) 50 ppm boron, (w) 50 ppm titanium, the balance iron, including any other unavoidable impurities, wherein the alloy comprises molybdenum and silicon in a weight ratio of 0.4?Mo/Si?6.0 and comprises molybdenum and chromium in a weight ratio of 0.1?Mo/Cr?0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Urszula Alicja Sachadel-Solarek, Mohamed Sherif
  • Patent number: 9863028
    Abstract: A hot-dip galvanized steel sheet contains specific amounts of C, Si, Mn, P, S, Ti, Al, and N with the remainder being iron and unavoidable impurities. Bainitic ferrite, martensite, retained ?, and ferrite (?) are present each in a specific area ratio. The remainder ? has a specific C concentration. Sub-grains in the recrystallized ? and un-recrystallized ? have a specific grain diameter. The surface area ratio of ? and worked ? having a grain diameter of 5 ?m or more is 5% or less. The average particle diameter of TiC particles inside ? grains is 10 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Elijah Kakiuchi, Toshio Murakami, Katsura Kajihara, Tatsuya Asai, Naoki Mizuta
  • Patent number: 9746067
    Abstract: There is a gear set. The gear set has a) a first gear having a first surface and b) an intermeshing second gear having a second surface. The first and second surfaces each, independently, have an isotropic arithmetic mean roughness, Ra, of about 0.0762 micrometers/3 microinches or less and are lubricated. There is also a method for increasing the contact surface-fatigue life of a gear set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Clark V. Cooper, Sonia Tulyani, Edward J. Karedes, Jefferi J. Covington, Alexander Staroselsky, Harsh Vinayak
  • Patent number: 9303302
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Kaizuka
  • Patent number: 9234265
    Abstract: There is provided a steel for induction hardening in which cracks are less liable to occur and high hardness and seizure resistance are attained even if a tempering process after induction hardening is omitted. The steel for induction hardening according to the present invention contains, by mass percent, C: 0.20 to 0.34%, Si: at most 0.20%, Mn: 0.75 to 2.0%, P: at most 0.03%, S: at most 0.20%, Cr: 0.05 to 1.2%, Ti: at least 0.002% and less than 0.030%, Al: 0.005 to 0.04%, and N: 0.0040 to 0.020%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies Formula (1): 1.20?Mn+Cr?2.10??(1) where the content (mass %) of each element is substituted for each of the symbols of elements in Formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Mizobe, Hiroaki Tahira, Ken Yoshino
  • Patent number: 9145599
    Abstract: The high-strength thick steel plate for storage container contains: C: 0.12-0.16% (means mass %, hereinafter the same), Si: 0.05-0.5%, Mn: 1-1.5%, Al: 0.01-0.05%, Nb: 0.003-0.02%, Mo: 0.03-0.3%, V: 0.025-0.04%, Cr: 0.05-0.3%, Cu: 0.05-0.5%, Ni: 0.15-0.55%, Ca: 0.0005-0.006% respectively, and the RP value as defined by an equation (1) below satisfies the relation of RP?4.5×10?8. RP={[Nb]/93+1/60×[V]/51}×[Mo]/96??(1) where [Nb], [V] and [Mo] respectively represent the content (mass %) of Nb, V and Mo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Kariyazaki
  • Publication number: 20150147222
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an Ni-containing steel plate which is low in cost and has excellent low-temperature toughness. In view of the object, the Ni-containing steel plate of the present invention has a chemical composition containing by mass % C: 0.01% to 0.15%, Si: 0.02% to 0.20%, Mn: 0.45% to 2.00%, P: 0.020% or less, 5: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.005% to 0.100% Ni: 5.0 to 8.0%, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and has a microstructure containing less than 1.7% by volume fraction of retained austenite when cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature, and having an average grain size of crystal grains surrounded by high-angle grain boundaries with an orientation difference of 15° or more of 5 ?m or less by equivalent circle diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Shinichi Miura, Yukio Shimbo, Nobuyuki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150147223
    Abstract: A bearing steel material which contains 0.8-1.1 mass % C, 0.15-0.8 mass % Si, 0.1-1.0 mass % Mn, 1.3-1.8 mass % Cr, up to 0.05 mass % P (0 mass % is excluded), up to 0.015 mass % S (0 mass % excluded), 0.0002-0.005 mass % Al, 0.0002-0.0020 mass % Ca, 0.0005-0.010 mass % Ti, up to 0.0080 mass % N (0 mass % is excluded), and up to 0.0025 mass % O (0 mass % is excluded). The steel material contains oxide inclusions which have an average composition that comprises, in terms of mass %, 20-50% CaO, 20-50% Al2O3, 20-70% SiO2, and 3-10% TiO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masaki Shimamoto, Yosuke Shindo, Masaki Kaizuka, Akihiro Owaki, Sei Kimura, Tetsushi Deura, Tomoko Sugimura
  • Patent number: 9039962
    Abstract: A steel for an induction hardening including, by mass %, C: more than 0.75% to 1.20%, Si: 0.002 to 3.00%, Mn: 0.20 to 2.00%, S: 0.002 to 0.100%, Al: more than 0.050% to 3.00%, P: limited to 0.050% or less, N: limited to 0.0200% or less, O: limited to: 0.0030% or less, and the balance composing of iron and unavoidable impurities, wherein an Al content and a N content satisfy, by mass %, Al?(27/14)×N>0.050%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Kubota, Toshiharu Aiso, Kei Miyanishi
  • Publication number: 20150125338
    Abstract: Identifying a stable phase of a binary alloy comprising a solute element and a solvent element. In one example, at least two thermodynamic parameters associated with grain growth and phase separation of the binary alloy are determined, and the stable phase of the binary alloy is identified based on the first thermodynamic parameter and the second thermodynamic parameter, wherein the stable phase is one of a stable nanocrystalline phase, a metastable nanocrystalline phase, and a non-nanocrystalline phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Heather Murdoch, Christopher A. Schuh
  • Patent number: 9023159
    Abstract: A steel for heat treatment, which exhibits high strength and high toughness even when the heat treatment (such as quenching and tempering) of the steel is conducted under conventional conditions in an after stage. The steel for heat treatment contains C: 0.10 to 0.70 mass %, Mn: 0.1 to 3.0 mass %, Al: 0.005 to 2.0 mass %, P: 0.050 mass % or less, S: 0.50 mass % or less, O: 0.0030 mass or less, N: 0.0200 mass % or less, and one or more selected from the group consisting of Ti: 0.30 mass % or less and Nb: 0.30 mass or less with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, and has a TH value of 1.0 or above as calculated according to the formula: ({Ti}/48+{Nb}/93) 104 and grain diameters of 10 ?m or below. {Ti} and {Nb} refer respectively to the contents of Ti and Nb in precipitates of 5 to 100 nm in size as determined about their respective extraction residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hatano, Takuya Kochi
  • Publication number: 20150090377
    Abstract: A steel sheet for hot pressing use according to the present invention has a specified chemical component composition, wherein some of Ti-containing precipitates contained in the steel sheet, each of which having an equivalent circle diameter of 30 nm or less, have an average equivalent circle diameter of 6 nm or less, the precipitated Ti amount and the total Ti amount in the steel fulfill the relationship represented by formula (1) shown below, and the sum total of the fraction of bainite and the fraction of martensite in the metal microstructure is 80 area % or more. Precipitated Ti amount (mass %)?3.4[N]?0.5×[(total Ti amount (mass %))?3.4[N]]??(1) (In the formula (1), [N] represents the content (mass %) of N in the steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Toshio Murakami, Junya Naitou, Keisuke Okita, Shushi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20150093286
    Abstract: A stainless steel alloy adapted for a golf club head includes 0.03 wt % of carbon, 0.01 wt % of phosphorus, 0.1 wt % of silicon, 0.05 wt % of calcium, 0.03 wt % of zirconium, 0.1 wt % of manganese, 0.01 wt % of sulfur, 4 wt % to 5.1 wt % of molybdenum, 18 wt % to 19 wt % of nickel, 7 wt % to 12 wt % of cobalt, 0.05 wt % to 0.15 wt % of aluminum, 0.1 wt % to 0.8 wt % of titanium, and a balance of iron based on 100 wt % of the stainless steel alloy, wherein the content of iron is more than 0 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Te-Fu HSIAO, Pei-Yao LIN, Feng-Yung CHOU
  • Publication number: 20150078956
    Abstract: A method forms a steel sheet having a tensile strength of 440 MPa or more into a press-formed part including a flange portion and other portions by press forming. The method includes: heating the steel sheet to a temperature of 400° C. to 700° C.; and press-forming the heated steel sheet by crash forming to obtain a press-formed part such that an average temperature difference among a flange portion and other portions of the press-formed part immediately after the formation is kept within 100° C. Geometric changes such as springback that occur in a panel can thus be suppressed, dimensional accuracy of the panel can be enhanced accordingly, and the desired mechanical properties can easily be obtained in the press-formed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshikiyo Tamai, Yuichi Tokita, Toru Minote, Takeshi Fujita
  • 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: 20150059933
    Abstract: A steel comprises, by mass percent, C: 0.10 to 0.15%, Si: not less than 0.02% and less than 0.10%, Mn: more than 0.90% and not more than 2.50%, P?0.030%, S?0.050%, Cr: 0.80 to 2.0%, V: 0.05 to 0.50%, Al: 0.01 to 0.07%, N?0.0080%, O?0.0030%, and one or more selected from Mo, Cu, Ni, Ti, Nb, Zr, Pb, Ca, Bi, Te, Se and Sb, the balance being Fe and impurities. The composition satisfies [35?Mn/S?200], [20?(669.3×logeC?1959.6×logeN?6983.3)×(0.067×Mo+0.147×V)?80], [140×Cr+125×Al+235×V?160] and [150?511×C+33×Mn+56×Cu+15×Ni+36×Cr+5×Mo+134×V?200].
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hideki Imataka, Masayuki Horimoto, Yuya Gyotoku, Kosuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150064052
    Abstract: A method of forming a steel sheet having a tensile strength of 440 MPa or more into a press-formed part including a flange portion and other portions by press forming includes: heating the steel sheet to a temperature of 400° C. to 700° C.; and press-forming the heated steel sheet using draw forming to obtain a press-formed part, with the steel sheet being held at a press bottom dead point in the die for one second to five seconds. Geometric changes such as springback that occur in a panel can thus be suppressed, the dimensional accuracy of the panel can be enhanced, and the desired mechanical properties can easily be obtained in the press-formed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yuichi Tokita, Yoshikiyo Tamai, Toru Minote, Takeshi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20150056093
    Abstract: Provided is a maraging steel excellent in fatigue characteristics, including, in terms of % by mass: C: ?0.015%, Ni: from 12.0 to 20.0%, Mo: from 3.0 to 6.0%, Co: from 5.0 to 13.0%, Al: from 0.01 to 0.3%, Ti: from 0.2 to 2.0%, O: ?0.0020%, N: ?0.0020%, and Zr: from 0.001 to 0.02%, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji SUGIYAMA, Shigeki UETA
  • 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: 20150027591
    Abstract: A steel material for nitriding has a composition comprising, by mass percent, C: more than 0.15% and not more than 0.35%, Si?0.20%, Mn: 0.10 to 2.0%, P?0.030%, S?0.050%, Cr: 0.80 to 2.0%, V: 0.10 to 0.50%, Al: 0.01 to 0.06%, N?0.0080%, O?0.0030%, and optionally one or more elements of Mo, Cu, Ni, Ti, Nb, Zr, Pb, Ca, Bi, Te, Se and Sb, the balance being Fe and impurities. The composition satisfies the conditions of [20?(669.3×logeC?1959.6×logeN?6983.3)×(0.067×Mo+0.147×V)?80] and [140×Cr+125×Al+235×V?160]. The microstructure is a ferritic-pearlitic structure, a ferritic-bainitic structure, or a ferritic-pearlitic-bainitic structure. The area fraction of ferrite is 20% or more and the precipitate content of V is 0.10% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Gyotoku, Masayuki Horimoto, Hideki Imataka, Kosuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150017476
    Abstract: A base metal for high-toughness clad plate having excellent toughness at a welded joint contains, in terms of mass %, C: 0.030 to 0.10%, Si: 0.10 to 0.30%, Mn: 1.00 to 1.60%, P: 0.015% or less, S: 0.003% or less, V: less than 0.010%, and at least one selected from Mo: 0.05 to 0.50%, Nb: 0.010 to 0.060%, Ti: 0.005 to 0.020%, Al: 0.040% or less, Ca: 0.0010 to 0.0040%, and N: 0.0030 to 0.0060%, the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which a percent ductile fracture is 85% or more in a ?20° C. DWTT test and vE?20° C. is 100 J or more at a HAZ 3 mm position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Shunichi Tachibana, Yoshihiro Yazawa, Keiichiro Kishi, Yota Kuronuma, Toshiyuki Hoshino, Kimihiro Nishimura, Hitoshi Sueyoshi
  • Publication number: 20150004050
    Abstract: A steel strip for coiled tubing contains, in terms of percent by mass, C: 0.10% or more and 0.16% or less, Si: 0.1% or more and 0.5% or less, Mn: 0.5% or more and 1.5% or less, P: 0.02% or less, S: 0.005% or less, Sol. Al: 0.01% or more and 0.07% or less, Cr: 0.4% or more and 0.8% or less, Cu: 0.1% or more and 0.5% or less, Ni: 0.1% or more and 0.3% or less, Mo: 0.1% or more and 0.2% or less, Nb: 0.01% or more and 0.04% or less, Ti: 0.005% or more and 0.03% or less, N: 0.005% or less, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Matsuki, Takahiko Ogura, Chikara Kami, Hiroshi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20140348695
    Abstract: A low alloy steel, containing, by mass percent, C: 0.01 to 0.15%, Si: 3% or less, Mn: 3% or less, B: 0.005 to 0.050%, and Al: 0.08% or less, and the balance being Fe and impurities, wherein in the impurities, N: 0.01% or less, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.03% or less, and O: 0.03% or less. In the alloy steel, a HAZ has excellent resistance to embrittlement attributable to hydrogen such as stress corrosion cracking in wet hydrogen sulfide environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hirata, Kenji Kobayashi, Tomohiko Omura, Kaori Kawano, Kota Tomatsu, Kazuhiro Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140328716
    Abstract: A steel for welding includes steel components in which PCTOD is less than or equal to 0.065%, CeqH is less than or equal to 0.225%, FB is greater than or equal to 0.0003%, and Bp is 0.09% to 0.30%. In the steel for welding, in a thickness center portion of a cross-section in a thickness direction, the number of oxide particles having an equivalent circle diameter of 2 ?m or greater is less than or equal to 20 particles/mm2 and the number of Ti oxides having an equivalent circle diameter of 0.05 ?m to 0.5 ?m is 1.0×103 particles/mm2 to 1.0×105 particles/mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicants: NIPPON FINE COATINGS, INC., NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Fukunaga, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Shinsuke Usui, Rikio Chijiiwa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140301888
    Abstract: This H-beam steel contains, in mass %, C, Si, Mn, Al, Ti, N, O, Nb, and B. The H-beam steel has composition in which the amount of Nb and the amount of B satisfy, in mass %, 0.070?Nb+125B?0.155, and has a metal structure in which, in a microstructure, an area fraction of bainite is not less than 70%, a total of an area fraction of pearlite and an area fraction of cementite is not more than 15%, and the remainder is at least one of ferrite and island martensite. The effective crystalline-grain size of the bainite is not more than 40 ?m, and the thickness of a flange falls in a range of 12 to 40 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Ichikawa, Teruyuki Wakatsuki, Noriaki Onodera, Kohichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8845825
    Abstract: The present invention provides spring use heat treated steel which is cold coiled, can achieve both sufficient atmospheric strength and coilability, has a tensile strength of 2000 MPa or more, and can improve the performance as a spring by heat treatment after spring fabrication, that is, high strength spring-use heat treated steel characterized by containing, by mass %, C: 0.45 to 0.9%, Si: 1.7 to 3.0%, and Mn: 0.1 to 2.0%, restricting N: to 0.007% or less, having a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and satisfying, in terms of the analyzed value of the extracted residue after heat treatment, [amount of Fe in residue on 0.2 ?m filter/[steel electrolysis amount]×100?1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Hashimura, Tatsuro Ochi, Takayuki Kisu, Hiroshi Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20140271331
    Abstract: This high-strength steel plate has a component composition including, by mass %, C: 0.02-0.3%, Si: 1-3%, Mn: 1.8-3%, P: 0.1% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Al: 0.001-0.1%, N: 0.002-0.03%, the rest consisting of iron and impurities. Said steel plate has a microstructure including, in terms of area ratio relative to the entire microstructure, each of the following phases: bainitic ferrite: 50-85%; retained ?; 3% or greater; martensite+the aforementioned retained ?; 10-45%; and ferrite: 5-40%. The C concentration (C?R) in the aforementioned retained austenite is 0.3-1.2 mass %, part or all of the N in the aforementioned component composition is solid solution N, and the amount of said solid solution N is 30-100 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Toshio Murakami, Elijah Kakiuchi, Hideo Hata, Naoki Mizuta, Tatsuya Asai
  • Publication number: 20140241933
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet excellent in ductility, work hardenability, and stretch flangeability, and having tensile strength of 780 MPa or more includes: a chemical composition containing, in mass percent, C: more than 0.020% to less than 0.30%, Si: more than 0.10% to 3.00% or less, Mn: more than 1.00% to 3.50% or less; and metallurgical structure whose main phase is a low-temperature transformation product, and whose secondary phase contains retained austenite. The retained austenite has a volume fraction relative to overall structure of more than 4.0% to less than 25.0% and an average grain size of less than 0.80 ?m, and of the retained austenite, the number density of retained austenite grains whose grain size is 1.2 ?m or more is 3.0×10?2 grains/?m2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Haga, Takuya Nishio, Masayuki Wakita, Yasuaki Tanaka, Norio Imai, Toshiro Tomida
  • Publication number: 20140227126
    Abstract: The present invention provides high strength steel pipe for line pipe superior in low temperature toughness suppressed in drop of toughness of the HAZ and a method of production of the same, more particularly high strength steel plate for line pipe used as a material for high strength steel pipe for line pipe and a method of production of the same, in particular high strength steel pipe for line pipe superior in low temperature toughness characterized in that the chemical compositions of the base metal is, by mass %, C: 0.020 to 0.080%, Si: 0.01 to 0.50%, Mo: 0.01 to 0.15%, Al: 0.0005 to 0.030%, and Nb: 0.0001 to 0.030% contained in a range of C+0.25Si+0.1Mo+Al+Nb: 0.100% or less and the mixture of austenite and martensite present along prior austenite grain boundaries of the reheated part of the heat affected zone has a width of 10 ?m or less and a length of 50 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Hara, Hitoshi Asahi, Yoshio Terada
  • Patent number: 8801874
    Abstract: A steel plate for line pipes containing, in terms of % by weight, C: 0.02 to 0.06%, Si: 0.5% or less, Mn: 0.8 to 1.6%, P: 0.008% or less, S: 0.0008% or less, Al: 0.08% or less, Nb: 0.005 to 0.035%, Ti: 0.005 to 0.025%, and Ca: 0.0005 to 0.0035%, and optionally contains one or more of Cu: 0.5% or less, Ni: 1% or less, Cr: 0.5% or less, Mo: 0.5% or less and V: 0.1% or less, and has a CP value of 0.95 or less represented by CP=4.46C(%)+2.37Mn(%)/6+{1.18Cr(%)+1.95Mo(%)+1.74V(%)}/5+{1.74Cu(%)+1.7Ni(%)}/15+22.36P(%), and a Ceq value of 0.30 or more represented by Ceq=C(%)+Mn(%)/6+{Cr(%)+Mo(%)+V(%)}/5 +{Cu(%)+Ni(%)}/15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Makoto Suzuki, Tomohiro Matsushima, Akiyoshi Tsuji, Shinichi Kakihara, Nobuo Shikanai, Yutaka Awajiya
  • Publication number: 20140219858
    Abstract: The invention provides a hot-forging micro-alloyed steel and a hot-rolled steel which achieve excellent fracture-splitability and machinability, without impairing productivity or mechanical properties and without addition of Pb or the like. It also provides a component made of hot-forged micro-alloyed steel. The hot-forging micro-alloyed steel comprises, in mass %, C: greater than 0.35 to 0.60%, Si: 0.50 to 2.50%, Mn: 0.20 to 2.00%, P: 0.010 to 0.150%, S: 0.040 to 0.150%, V: 0.10 to 0.50%, Zr: 0.0005 to 0.0050%, Ca: 0.0005 to 0.0050% and N: 0.0020 to 0.0200%, Al being limited to less than 0.010%, and a balance substantially of Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Kubota, Shinya Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20140205487
    Abstract: To provide an oil-well steel pipe having excellent SSC resistance. The oil-well steel pipe according to the present invention contains, by mass percent, C: 0.15 to 0.35%, Si: 0.1 to 0.75%, Mn: 0.1 to 1.0%, Cr: 0.1 to 1.7%, Mo: 0.1 to 1.2%, Ti: 0.01 to 0.05%, Nb: 0.010 to 0.030%, Al: 0.01 to 0.1%, P: at most 0.03%, S: at most 0.01%, N: at most 0.007%, and O: at most 0.01%, the balance being Fe and impurities. The Ti content and the Nb content in a residue obtained by bromine-methanol extraction satisfy equation (1): 100×[Nb]/([Ti]+[Nb])?27.5??(1) where the Ti content (mass %) and the Nb content (mass %) in the residue are substituted for [Ti] and [Nb].
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Soma, Tomohiko Omura, Yuji Arai, Misuhiro Numata, Toru Takayama, Masanao Seo
  • Patent number: 8778096
    Abstract: Provided is a low yield ratio, high strength and high toughness steel plate having excellent strain ageing resistance equivalent to API 5L X70 Grade or lower and a method for manufacturing the same. The steel plate has a metallographic microstructure that is a three-phase microstructure including bainite, M-A constituent, and quasi-polygonal ferrite, the area fraction of the bainite being 5% to 70%, the area fraction of the M-A constituent being 3% to 20%, the remainder being the quasi-polygonal ferrite, the equivalent circle diameter of the M-A constituent being 3.0 ?m or less. The steel plate has a yield ratio of 85% or less and a Charpy impact test absorbed energy of 200 J or more at ?30° C. before or after being subjected to strain ageing treatment at a temperature of 250° C. or lower for 30 minutes or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Shimamura, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Nobuo Shikanai
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140182414
    Abstract: There is provided an induction hardening steel excellent in quenching crack resistance. The induction hardening steel of the present embodiment includes, by mass percent, C: 0.35 to 0.6%, Si: at least 0.01% and less than 0.40%, Mn: 1.0 to 2.0%, S: more than 0.010% and at most 0.05%, Cr: 0.01 to 0.5%, Al: 0.001 to 0.05%, N: Ti/3.4 to 0.02%, and Ti: 0.005 to 0.05%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfies the following formula (1): 2S-3Ti<0.040??(1) where, into each element symbol in formula (1), the content (mass %) of the corresponding element is substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kisung Kim, Hiroaki Tahira, Kaori Kawano, Koji Watari
  • Patent number: 8715428
    Abstract: The invention provides a hot-forging micro-alloyed steel and a hot-rolled steel which achieve excellent fracture-splitability and machinability, without impairing productivity or mechanical properties and without addition of Pb or the like. It also provides a component made of hot-forged micro-alloyed steel. The hot-forging micro-alloyed steel contains, in mass %, C: greater than 0.35 to 0.60%, Si: 0.50 to 2.50%, Mn: 0.20 to 2.00%, P: 0.010 to 0.150%, S: 0.040 to 0.150%, V: 0.10 to 0.50%, Zr: 0.0005 to 0.0050%, Ca: 0.0005 to 0.0050% and N: 0.0069 to 0.0200%, Al being limited to less than 0.010%, and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Kubota, Shinya Teramoto
  • Patent number: 8702880
    Abstract: A high strength and low yield ratio steel that has excellent characteristics such as low temperature toughness, a tensile strength of approximately 600 MPa or more and a low yield ratio of 80% or less. The high strength and low yield ratio steel includes, by weight percent: C: 0.02 to 0.12%, Si: 0.01 to 0.8%, Mn: 0.3 to 2.5%, P: 0.02% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Al: 0.005 to 0.5%, Nb: 0.005 to 0.10%, B: 3 to 50 ppm, Ti: 0.005 to 0.1%, N: 15 to 150 ppm, Ca: 60 ppm or less, and the balance of be and inevitable impurities, and further includes at least one component selected from the group consisting of by weight percent: Cr: 0.05 to 1.0%, Mo: 0.01 to 1.0%, Ni: 0.01 to 2.0%, Cu: 0.01 to 1.0% and V: 0.005 to 0.3%, wherein a finish cooling temperature is limited to 500 to 600° C. after the finish-rolling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Posco
    Inventors: Jae Young Cho, Kyung Keun Um, Jong Kyo Choi
  • Publication number: 20140097277
    Abstract: The invention relates to biodegradable iron alloy-containing compositions for use in preparing medical devices. In addition, biodegradable crystalline and amorphous compositions of the invention exhibit properties that make them suitable for use as medical devices for implantation into a body of a patient. The compositions include elemental iron and one or more elements selected from manganese, magnesium, zirconium, zinc and calcium. The compositions can be prepared using a high energy milling technique. The resulting compositions and the devices formed therefrom are useful in various surgical procedures, such as but not limited to orthopedic, craniofacial and cardiovascular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: PRASHANT N. KUMTA, SUNG JAE CHUNG, PARTHA SAHA, OLEG VELIKOKHATNYI, MONI KANCHAN DATTA, DAE HO HONG, DA-TREN CHOU
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8657969
    Abstract: A high strength galvanized steel sheet has a TS of 590 MPa or more and excellent processability. The component composition contains, by mass %, C: 0.05% to 0.3%, Si: 0.7% to 2.7%, Mn: 0.5% to 2.8%, P: 0.1% or lower, S: 0.01% or lower, Al: 0.1% or lower, and N: 0.008% or lower, and the balance: Fe or inevitable impurities. The microstructure contains, in terms of area ratio, ferrite phases: 30% to 90%, bainite phases: 3% to 30%, and martensite phases: 5% to 40%, in which, among the martensite phases, martensite phases having an aspect ratio of 3 or more are present in a proportion of 30% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Kawasaki, Tatsuya Nakagaito, Shinjiro Kaneko, Saiji Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8647564
    Abstract: There is provided a high-strength steel plate having acicular ferrite and bainite as a main microstructure and an austenite/martensite (M & A) as a second phase under the control of a cooling rate above the austenite transformation temperature. The high-strength steel plate comprises: carbon (C): 0.03 to 0.10 wt %, silicon (Si): 0.1 to 0.4 wt %, manganese (Mn): 1.8 wt % or less, nickel (Ni): 1.0 wt % or less, titanium (Ti): 0.005 to 0.03 wt %, niobium (Nb): 0.02 to 0.10 wt %, aluminum (Al): 0.01 to 0.05 wt %, calcium (Ca): 0.006 wt % or less, nitrogen (N): 0.001 to 0.006 wt %, phosphorus (P): 0.02 wt % or less, sulfur (S): 0.005 wt % or less, and the balance of iron (Fe) and other inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Seong Soo Ahn, Jang Yong Yoo, Ki Ho Kim, Choong Jae Park, Tae Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140030135
    Abstract: A high-strength non-oriented electrical steel sheet contains: in mass %, C: 0.010% or less; Si: not less than 2.0% nor more than 4.0%; Mn: not less than 0.05% nor more than 0.50%; Al: not less than 0.2% nor more than 3.0%; N: 0.005% or less; S: not less than 0.005% nor more than 0.030%; and Cu: not less than 0.5% nor more than 3.0%, a balance being composed of Fe and inevitable impurities. An expression (1) is established where a Mn content is represented as [Mn] and a S content is represented as [S], and not less than 1.0×104 pieces nor more than 1.0×106 pieces of sulfide having a circle-equivalent diameter of not less than 0.1 ?m nor more than 1.0 ?m are contained per 1 mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Arita, Masahiro Fujikura, Hidekuni Murakami
  • Publication number: 20140017112
    Abstract: Bearing steel material according to the present invention has: a properly adjusted chemical composition; an average chemical composition of oxide-inclusions which comprises 10 to 45% of CaO, 20 to 45% of Al2O3, 30 to 50% of SiO2, up to 15% (exclusive of 0) of MnO, and 3 to 10% of MgO, with the balance being unavoidable impurities; a maximum major axis diameter of the oxide inclusions in a longitudinal section of the steel material of 20 ?m or less; and a spheroidal cementite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masaki Kaizuka, Mutsuhisa Nagahama, Masaki Shimamoto, Tomoko Sugimura
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130302204
    Abstract: High performance high carbon wire with refined inclusions after wire rolling, extremely low wire breakage rates at the time of drawing even in tough applications, and excellent in fatigue characteristics after wire drawing, characterized by having a predetermined composition of ingredients and in that the number ratio of inclusions satisfying (% SiO2)=40 to 95%, (% CaO)=0.5 to 30%, (% Al2O3)=0.5 to 30%, (% MgO)=0.5 to 20%, and (% MnO)=0.5 to 10% and further satisfying (% Na)=0.2 to 7% and (% F)=0.17 to 8% (below, referred to as “inclusions covered due to composition”) in the oxide-based nonmetallic inclusions of a short axis of 0.5 ?m or more, a long axis of 1.0 ?m or more, and a circle equivalent diameter (area converted to diameter) of 1 ?m or more which are seen in the L direction cross-section of the wire (below, referred to as “inclusions covered due to size”), that is, the number of inclusions covered due to composition/number of inclusions covered due to size×100, is 80% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Hasegawa, Wataru Yamada, Akihito Kiyose, Kouichi Kudou, Shingo Yamasaki
  • 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