Next To Fe-base Component (e.g., Galvanized) Patents (Class 428/659)
  • Patent number: 11904573
    Abstract: A hot-stamped article according to the present invention has a plating layer being attached to a single surface in an amount of 10 g/m2 or more and 90 g/m2 or less and having a Ni content of 10 mass % or more and 25 mass % or less with a remainder including Zn and impurities on a surface of a base steel sheet having a predetermined chemical composition, in a surface layer region, a metallographic structure includes 80.0% or more of martensite and 8.0% or more of residual austenite in terms of area percentage, and the concentration of Ni in the surface layer region is 8 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Sakiyama, Yuri Toda, Kazuo Hikida
  • Patent number: 11905570
    Abstract: A hot dip galvanized steel sheet includes a base steel sheet and a hot dip galvanized layer on at least one surface of the base metal steel sheet, wherein the base steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, and contains, by volume fraction, ferrite: 0% to 50%, retained austenite: 0% to 30%, tempered martensite: 5% or more, fresh martensite: 0% to 10%, and pearlite and cementite in total: 0% to 5%, when there are remaining structures, the remaining structures consist of bainite, a concentration of B atoms at prior austenite grain boundaries is 2.0 atm % or more, and an average effective crystal grain size is 7.0 ?m or less, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Yokoyama, Hiroyuki Kawata, Kunio Hayashi, Yuji Yamaguchi, Satoshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 11905581
    Abstract: A hot-stamped article according to the present invention has a plating layer being attached in an amount of 10 g/m2 or more and 90 g/m2 or less and having a Ni content of 10 mass % or more and 25 mass % or less with a remainder including Zn and an impurity on a surface of a base steel sheet having a predetermined chemical composition, a surface layer region includes 90.0% or more of martensite in terms of area percentage, and a concentration of Ni in a prior austenite grain boundary in the surface layer region is 5.5 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Sakiyama, Yuri Toda, Tomohito Tanaka, Kazuo Hikida
  • Patent number: 11891674
    Abstract: Disclosed are a high-strength multiphase steel tinned raw plate and a manufacturing method therefor, wherein the mass percentages of the components of the multiphase steel tinned raw plate are: 0.081%-0.14% of C, 0.2%-0.8% of Mn, 0.01%-0.09% of Al, 0.01%-0.03% of P, 0.002%-0.015% of N, also containing one or more than one of 0.001%-0.005% of B, 0.005%-0.05% of Cr, 0.001%-0.1% of Ti, 0.001%-0.2% of Nb, 0.005%-0.03% of Cu, 0.001%-0.008% of Mo, and the balance of Fe and other inevitable impurities; and satisfy: 0.21%?Mn+1.3 Cr+3.2 Mo+0.5 Cu?0.91%. The tinned raw plate has a structure comprising ferrite grains, pearlite, martensite and cementite particles, wherein the total volume fraction of the pearlite, martensite and cementite particles is 5%-20%, the volume fraction of the martensite is 1%-5%, and the martensite has a solid solution content of carbon of ?0.07%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BAOSHAN IRON & STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuliang Lian, Gaofei Liang, Hongxing Chen, Shunli Zhao, Bijun Ban, Xiujun Li, Gang Xu
  • Patent number: 11873561
    Abstract: Provided is a hot-dip galvanized steel sheet used for an automobile outer panel and so forth and, more specifically, to a method for producing a hot-dip galvanized steel sheet having excellent press formability and clarity after painting, and to a hot-dip galvanized steel sheet produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: POSCO CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sun-Ho Jeon, Moon-Hi Hong, Jun-Seok Park, Doo-Chan Chang
  • Patent number: 11851764
    Abstract: The plated steel material is a plated steel material including a steel material and a plating layer provided on the surface of the steel material, wherein the plating layer has a predetermined average chemical composition, when the amount of Mg is % Mg and the amount of Al is % Al, % Mg/% Al is 0.80 or more, and a metal structure in a total field of view of 25,000 ?m2 in a vertical cross section which is a cross section in a thickness direction of the plating layer includes 10 to 40 area % of a MgZn2 phase, 10 to 30 area % of an Al—Zn phase with a Zn content of 10% or more, 0 to 15 area % of an Al phase with a Zn content of less than 10%, and 25 area % or more of an Al/MgZn2/Zn ternary eutectic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Ishii, Kohei Tokuda, Yoshinari Ishida, Yasuto Goto, Mamoru Saito
  • Patent number: 11814695
    Abstract: A high-strength galvanized steel sheet and a method for producing the steel sheet. The steel sheet has a composition that includes C: 0.030% to 0.250%, Si: 0.01% to 3.00%, Mn: 2.00% to 10.00%, P: 0.001% to 0.100%, S: 0.0001% to 0.0200%, N: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Ti: 0.005% to 0.200%, on a mass basis, and Fe and inevitable impurities. Additionally, the steel sheet has concentration of solute Mn at a depth of 5 ?m or less from a surface of the steel sheet that is 1.50% by mass or less, and a value obtained by dividing the average mass percentage of Mn in retained austenite by the average mass percentage of Mn in ferrite is 2.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mai Aoyama, Minoru Tanaka, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Yoshiyasu Kawasaki, Hideyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11732320
    Abstract: A high strength steel strip having medium amounts of C, Mn, Si, Cr and Al, wherein the steel strip has a microstructure consisting of, in vol. %: ferrite and bainite together 50-90%, martensite<15%, retained austenite 5-15%, the remainder being pearlite, cementite, precipitates and inclusions together up to 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN B.V.
    Inventors: Petra Seda, Stefanus Matheus Cornelis Van Bohemen
  • Patent number: 11654653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a galvannealed steel sheet including the steps of A.) coating of the steel sheet with a first coating consisting of nickel and having a thickness between 150 nm and 650 nm, the steel sheet having the following composition in weight percentage 0.10<C<0.40%, 1.5<Mn<3.0%, 0.7<Si<3.0%, 0.05<Al<1.0%, 0.75<(Si+Al)<3.0%, and on a purely optional basis, one or more elements such as Nb?0.5%, B?0.010%, Cr?1.0%, Mo?0.50%, Ni?1.0%, Ti?0.5%, the remainder of the composition is made up of iron and inevitable impurities resulting from the elaboration, B.) annealing of the coated steel sheet being annealed at a temperature between 600 to 1200° C., C.) coating of the steel sheet obtained in step B.) with a second coating based on zinc and D.) an alloying heat treatment to form a galvannealed steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Christian Allely, Pascal Bertho, Anirban Chakraborty, Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki
  • Patent number: 11578378
    Abstract: Method for the manufacture of a galvannealed steel sheet includes the following steps: A) the provision of a pre-coated steel sheet coated with a first coating comprising iron and nickel, such steel sheet having the following chemical composition in weight percent 0.10<C<0.40%, 1.5<Mn<3.0%, 0.7<Si<2.0%, 0.05<Al<1.0%, 0.75<(Si+Al)<3.0% and on a purely optional basis, one or more elements such as Nb?0.5%, B?0.005%, Cr?1.0%, Mo?0.50%, Ni?1.0%, Ti?0.5%, the remainder of the composition making up of iron and inevitable impurities resulting from the elaboration, B) the thermal treatment of such pre-coated steel sheet at a temperature between 600 to 1000° C., C) the hot-dip coating of the steel sheet obtained in step B) with a second coating based on zinc and D) an alloying treatment to form a galvannealed steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Anirban Chakraborty, Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki
  • Patent number: 11555235
    Abstract: Provided is a metallic coated steel product which is less likely to experience LME and blowhole formation and is likely to exhibit an improved corrosion resistance at welding heat affected zones. The metallic coated steel product is a hot-dip metallic coated steel product including a steel product and a plating layer that is provided on a surface of the steel product and includes a Zn—Al—Mg alloy layer. In a cross-section of the Zn—Al—Mg alloy layer an area fraction of MgZn2 phase is from 45 to 75%, a total area fraction of MgZn2 and Al phases is not less than 70%, and an area fraction of Zn—Al—MgZn2 ternary eutectic structure is from 0 to 5%; and the plating layer has a predetermined chemical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Tokuda, Yoshinari Ishida, Takuya Mitsunobu, Nobuyuki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11555234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to steel sheet realizing both formability and weldability. The steel sheet of the present invention is characterized in that at a surface layer part of a region down to 30 ?m from the surface of the steel sheet in the sheet thickness direction, Si oxide grains are present in 3000 to 6000/mm2 in number density, an average of natural logarithms of the particle sizes of the Si oxide grains measured in ?m units is ?2.0 to ?1.2, the standard error of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes is 0.6 or less, and the number of Si oxide grains with deviations of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes from the average larger than 2 times the standard error is 5% or less of the total number of Si oxide grains and at a position of ½ of the thickness of the steel sheet, the number density of the Si oxide grains is 1000/mm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Suzuki, Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 11519046
    Abstract: A cold-rolled high-strength steel plate having excellent phosphating performance and formability and a manufacturing method therefor. The chemical composition of the steel plate is, in percentage by weight, C 0.01-0.20%, Si 1.50-2.50%, Mn 1.50-2.50%, P?0.02%, S?0.02%, Al 0.03-0.06%, N?0.01%, the remainder being Fe and impurities. The surface layer of the steel plate has an inner oxide layer with a thickness of 1-5 ?m, and there is no enrichment of Si and Mn on the surface of the steel plate. The steel plate has tensile strength of ?980 MPa and an elongation of ?20%. The structure at the room temperature contains retained austenite, ferrite, and martensite and/or bainite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BAOSHAN IRON & STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu Zhou, Yong Zhong, Xinyan Jin, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 11499216
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of galvanization of iron-based or iron-containing components, especially steel-based or steel-containing components (steel components), preferably for the automotive or motor vehicle industry, but also for other industrial fields of application (for example for the construction industry, the field of general mechanical engineering, the electrical engineering industry etc.), by means of hot galvanization (hot clip galvanization). More particularly, the invention relates to a method of hot galvanization (hot dip galvanization) and to a plant for this purpose, and additionally to a flux and flux bath usable in this connection and to the respective uses thereof, and additionally also to the products obtainable by the method and/or in the plant (i.e. hot galvanized iron or steel components).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Pinger, Lars Baumgürtel
  • Patent number: 11472159
    Abstract: A high strength steel sheet comprising a center part of sheet thickness and a surface soft part formed at one side or two sides of the center part of sheet thickness, having metal structures of the center part of sheet thickness comprising, by area ratio, tempered martensite: 85% or more, one or more of ferrite, bainite, pearlite, and retained austenite: total of less than 15%, and as-quenched martensite: less than 5%, and additionally having metal structures of the surface soft part comprising, by area ratio, ferrite: 65% or more, pearlite: 5% or more and less than 20%, one or more of tempered martensite, bainite, and retained austenite: total of less than 10%, and as-quenched martensite: less than 5%, wherein a Vickers hardness (Hc) of the center part of sheet thickness and a Vickers hardness (Hs) of the surface soft part satisfy 0.50?Hs/Hc?0.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Nakano, Kengo Takeda, Hiroyuki Kawata
  • Patent number: 11473180
    Abstract: Provided are a high-yield-ratio high-strength galvanized steel sheet and a method for manufacturing thereof. The high-yield-ratio high-strength galvanized steel sheet has a steel sheet having a specified chemical composition and a metallographic structure including, in terms of area ratio, in terms of area ratio, 15% or less of ferrite, 20% or more and 50% or less of martensite, and bainite and tempered martensite in a total amount of 30% or more, and a galvanized layer formed on the steel sheet having a coating weight of 20 g/m2 to 120 g/m2 per side, in which a yield strength ratio is 65% or more, a tensile strength is 950 MPa or more, and Mn oxides are contained in the galvanized layer in an amount of 0.015 g/m2 to 0.050 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi Yoshitomi, Hiroyuki Masuoka, Seisuke Tsuda, Yasuhiro Nishimura, Masaki Koba
  • Patent number: 11473174
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coated steel product including: a steel product; a coating layer that is coated on the surface of the steel product and that includes from 8 to 50% by mass of Mg, from 2.5 to 70.0% by mass of Al, and from 0.30 to 5.00% by mass of Ca, with the balance consisting of Zn and impurities; and an intermediate layer interposed between the steel product and the coating layer, in which the intermediate layer has a sea-island structure constituted by a sea portion composed of an Al—Fe alloy phase, and island portions including a Zn—Mg—Al alloy phase having a Mg content of 8% by mass or more, and in which the sea portion composed of the Al—Fe alloy phase has an area fraction of from 55 to 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Tokuda, Hisashi Baba, Nobuyuki Shimoda, Kenichiro Matsumura, Yasuto Goto
  • Patent number: 11427901
    Abstract: Provided is a wire rod that has superior machinability by cutting regardless of the type of tool material and the type of lubricant and even in the case where no lubricant is used. A wire rod for cutting work comprises: a specific chemical composition; and Vickers hardness that satisfies the following expressions (1) and (2) in the case where an average aspect ratio of ferrite grains at a position of ¼ of a diameter from a surface of the wire rod for cutting work is more than 2.8, and satisfies the following expressions (3) and (4) in the case where the average aspect ratio is 2.8 or less, Have?350??(1) H??30??(2) Have?250??(3) H??20??(4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Imanami, Kazuaki Fukuoka, Kimihiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11426975
    Abstract: In a thickness range of which center is a ¼ thickness from the surface of a base steel sheet, a volume fraction of a ferrite phase is 0% to less than 50%, a volume fraction of the total of a hard structure composed of one or more of a bainite structure, a bainitic ferrite phase, a fresh martensite phase, and a tempered martensite phase is 50% or more, a volume fraction of a retained austenite phase is 0-8%, and a volume fraction of the total of a pearlite phase and a coarse cementite phase is 0-8%, at an interface between a plating layer and the base steel sheet, a Fe—Al alloy layer is provided, the Fe—Al alloy layer having an average thickness of 0.1-2.0 ?m and a difference between a maximum thickness and a minimum thickness in the width direction of the steel sheet being within 0.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Morishita, Taihei Kaneto, Satoshi Uchida, Tatsuya Nakada, Yuji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11420419
    Abstract: Provided are an austenite-based molten aluminum-plated steel sheet comprising: a steel plate which contains, by weight %, 0.3 to 0.9% of C, 12 to 25% of Mn, 0.5 to 2.5% of Si, 0.3 to 3.0% of Al, 0.01 to 0.5% of Ti, 0.05 to 0.5% of V, 0.01-0.5% of Mo, 0.01-0.2% of Sn, 0.001-0.1% of Co, and 0.001-0.1% of W, the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities; and a molten aluminum-based plated layer formed on a surface of the steel plate, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Young-Ha Kim, Hyeon-Seok Hwang, Kwang-Geun Chin, Heung-Yun Kim
  • Patent number: 11408059
    Abstract: A high-strength galvanized steel sheet includes a steel sheet having a steel composition having a specific component composition, a steel structure containing martensite and bainite at more than or equal to 70% (including 100%), ferrite at less than 20% (including 0%), and retained austenite at less than 5% (including 0%) in terms of area ratio, the amount of diffusible hydrogen in steel being less than or equal to 0.20 mass ppm; and a galvanizing layer provided on a surface of the steel sheet, having a content amount of Fe of 8 to 15% in mass %, and having an coating weight per one surface of 20 to 120 g/m2, wherein the amount of Mn oxides contained in the galvanizing layer is less than or equal to 0.050 g/m2, and a tensile strength is more than or equal to 1100 MPa and a yield ratio is more than or equal to 0.85.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi Yoshitomi, Yasuaki Okita, Masaki Koba, Yoshihiko Ono, Hiroshi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11408046
    Abstract: High strength steel sheet having a tensile strength of 800 MPa or more comprising a middle part in sheet thickness and a soft surface layer arranged at one side or both sides of the middle part in sheet thickness, wherein each soft surface layer has a thickness of more than 10 ?M and 30% or less of the sheet thickness, the soft surface layer has an average Vickers hardness of more than 0.60 time and 0.90 time or less the average Vickers hardness of the sheet thickness 1/2 position, and the soft surface layer has a nano-hardness standard deviation of 0.8 or less is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Suzuki, Katsuya Nakano, Genki Abukawa, Kunio Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11396691
    Abstract: Provided is an alloy-plated steel material that can be used in home appliances, automobiles, and construction materials and the like and, more particularly, to an alloy-plated steel material having excellent corrosion resistance and high surface quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Il-Ryoung Sohn, Jong-Sang Kim, Tae-Chul Kim, Jung-Kuk Kim
  • Patent number: 11390932
    Abstract: A high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet has a hot-dip galvanized layer on a surface of the steel sheet, a specific component composition, and a steel microstructure containing, on an area percentage basis, 0% to 15% of ferrite and upper bainite in total, 80% to 100% of lower bainite and martensite in total, and 0% to 10% of retained austenite, and containing precipitates having a particle size of 100 to 2,000 nm in an amount of 109 to 1012 particles/m2 in a region extending to a position 100 to 300 ?m from the surface layer of the steel sheet, in which the ratio of the average amount of C at a position 5 ?m from the surface layer of the steel sheet to the average amount of C at a position 70 ?m from the surface layer of the steel sheet in the thickness direction is 0.20 to 0.80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hasegawa, Tatsuya Nakagaito
  • Patent number: 11390929
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hot-stamped part includes reheating a steel slab at a temperature of 1,200° C. to 1,250° C., the steel slab including, by wt %, 0.20 to 0.50% carbon (C), 0.05 to 1.00% silicon (Si), 0.10 to 2.50% manganese (Mn), more than 0% and not more than 0.015% phosphorus (P), more than 0% and not more than 0.005% sulfur (S), 0.05 to 1.00% chromium (Cr), 0.001 to 0.009% boron (B), 0.01 to 0.09% titanium (Ti), and a balance of iron (Fe) and inevitable impurities; finish-rolling the reheated steel slab at a temperature of 880° C. to 950° C.; cooling the hot-rolled steel plate without using water, and coiling the cooled steel plate at a temperature of 680° C. to 800° C. to form a hot-rolled decarburized layer on a surface of the steel plate; pickling the coiled steel plate, followed by cold rolling; annealing the cold-rolled steel plate in a reducing atmosphere; plating the annealed steel plate; and hot-stamping the plated steel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventors: Byung Gil Yoo, Hyeong Hyeop Do, Chee Woong Song, Hee Joong Lim, Sung Yul Huh
  • Patent number: 11384407
    Abstract: Provided are a high-strength galvannealed steel sheet, and a manufacturing method therefor. The manufacturing method is for a high-strength galvannealed steel sheet which includes a zinc coated layer with a coating weight of 20 to 120 g/m2 per side on a surface of a steel sheet having a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.03 to 0.35%, Si: 0.01 to 1.00%, Mn: 3.6 to 8.0%, Al: 0.001 to 1.00%, P: 0.100% or less, and S: 0.010% or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. The method includes: setting a cold rolling reduction ratio to 20% or more and 35% or less when cold rolling is performed on the steel sheet, and setting a maximum steel sheet temperature to be reached in an annealing furnace to 600° C. or higher and 700° C. or lower when annealing is further performed on the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Maeda, Yoichi Makimizu, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Yoshiyasu Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11377709
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot-pressed member that can exhibit very high tensile strength after hot pressing, excellent delayed fracture resistance, and high tensile shear stress after resistance spot welding by properly adjusting its chemical composition and its microstructure such that at least 20 Nb-based precipitates having a grain size of less than 0.10 ?m are present on average per 100 ?m2 of a cross section parallel to a thickness direction of the member, a prior austenite average grain size is 8 ?m or less, an average aspect ratio of prior austenite grains is 2.5 or less, and a volume fraction of martensite is 90% or more, and such that a standard deviation of Vickers hardness measured every 200 ?m on a surface of the member is 40 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Takashima, Takashi Kobayashi, Yoshimasa Funakawa, Seiji Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11332816
    Abstract: Provided is a plated steel material which can be used for an automobile, a household appliance, a building material, and the like and, more specifically, to a zinc alloy plated steel material having excellent surface quality and corrosion resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Il-Ryoung Sohn, Tae-Chul Kim, Jung-Kuk Kim, Kyung-Jin An, Jung-Hoon Kim, Jong-Un Jung, Jin-Seo Park
  • Patent number: 11332803
    Abstract: A high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet contains predetermined amounts of C, Si, Mn, P, S, N, O, sol. Al, Ti, and B, 0.1 to 1.5 mass % of Cr+2×Mo, and a balance in a form of Fe and inevitable impurities. A steel structure includes, in area %, ferrite: 1 to 50%, martensite: 20 to 70%, residual austenite: 0 to 5%, pearlite: 0 to 5%, MA and cementite having 0.2 ?m or more grain size: 0 to 5% in total, and a balance in a form of bainite. A number density of MA or cementite having 0.2 ?m or more grain size and isolated in ferrite or bainite grains is 100 pcs/1000 ?m2 or less, and an average hardness of martensite is in a range from 330 to 500 Hv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Yokoyama, Yuji Yamaguchi, Masahiro Nakata, Kunio Hayashi, Satoshi Uchida, Takuma Kawanaka
  • Patent number: 11319607
    Abstract: Disclosed are a high-strength and high-toughness steel plate with an 800 MPa grade tensile strength and a method for manufacturing the same, the chemical composition of the steel plate in weight percentage being: C: 0.15-0.25%, Si: 1.0-2.0%, Mn: 1.2-2.0%, P?0.015%, S?0.005%, Al: 0.5-1.0%, N: ?0.006%, Nb: 0.02-0.06%, O?0.003%, and the balance being Fe and other inevitable impurities, and 1.5%?Si+Al?2.5%. By adopting an isothermal heat treatment a high-strength and high-toughness steel plate with an 800 MPa grade tensile strength, which has a microstructure mainly including bainite ferrite and residual austenite, is obtained impact energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BAOSHAN IRON & STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huanrong Wang, Ana Yang, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11319620
    Abstract: A martensitic steel alloy is provided. The martensitic steel alloy includes carbon from 0.22 to 0.36 wt. %, manganese from 0.5% to 2.0% wt. %, and chromium in an amount less than 0.10 wt. %. and a carbon equivalent Ceq of less than 0.44 in which Ceq=C+Mn/6+(Cr+Mo+V)/5+(Ni+Cu)/15. Ceq is the carbon equivalent, C, Mn, Cr, Mo, V, Ni, and Cu are in wt. % of the elements in the alloy. The alloy has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 1700 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Rongjie Song, Narayan S. Pottore
  • Patent number: 11306382
    Abstract: A Zn—Al—Mg coating on a steel strip. Specific amounts of Mg and Al are chosen, in a relationship wherein the amount of Al is higher than the amount of Mg. Also provided is a method for providing a steel strip having a Zn—Al—Mg coating provided by hot dip coating with a coating bath, wherein the thickness of the coating is controlled using gas knifes above the coating bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN B.V.
    Inventors: Jaap Peter Van Eenennaam, Shangping Chen, Edgar Matthijs Toose
  • Patent number: 11279984
    Abstract: A cold rolled steel sheet, the steel containing, in weight percentage, 0.19%?carbon?0.24%, 1.9%?manganese?2.2%, 1.4%?silicon?1.6%, 0.01%?aluminum?0.06%, 0.2%?chromium?0.5%, phosphorus?0.02%, sulfur?0.003%, the balance including iron and unavoidable impurities, the steel sheet having a microstructure containing 5% to 15% of tempered martensite, 10% to 15% of residual austenite, the balance containing bainite, bainite content being at least 70%, is described. Also described is a manufacturing method and with use of such grade for making vehicle parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Pipard, Marc Olivier Thenot, Pierre Targy
  • Patent number: 11255006
    Abstract: A steel alloy workpiece and a method for making a press-hardened steel (PHS) component using the steel alloy workpiece is provided. The steel alloy workpiece includes between about 1.0 and 5.0 weight percent chromium, between about 0.5 and 2.0 weight percent silicon, and a surface having a predetermined imprinted pattern. The imprinted pattern includes one of a plurality of overlapping nested sinusoidal waves and a honey-comb pattern, and ascribes a surface roughness of between about 1.0 microns and 2.5 microns. The method includes providing the steel alloy workpiece, heating the workpieces at a predetermined time and temperature, hot stamping the workpieces into the PHS component, quenching the PHS component at a predetermined quench rate, and e-coating the PHS component. The e-coating is applied directly onto the surface of the PHS component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Qi Lu, Yang Guo
  • Patent number: 11248287
    Abstract: Zn alloy plated steel material having excellent weldability and processed-part corrosion resistance and a method for production of Zn alloy plated steel material are provided. In the Zn alloy plated steel material comprising base steel material and a Zn alloy plating layer, the Zn alloy plating layer includes, by wt %, Al: 0.1-5.0%, Mg: 0.1-5.0%, as well as a remainder of Zn and inevitable impurities. The Zn alloy plated steel material includes a lower interface layer and an upper interface layer between the base steel material and the Zn alloy plating layer, wherein the lower interface layer is formed on the base steel material and has a dense structure, and the upper interface layer is formed on the lower interface layer and has a network-type or island-type structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Min-Suk Oh, Sang-Heon Kim, Tae-Chul Kim, Jong-Sang Kim, Hyun-Chu Yun, Bong-Hwan Yoo, Il-Ryoung Sohn
  • Patent number: 11236413
    Abstract: A coated metal sheet is provided. The coated metal sheet includes a steel substrate, a metal coating on at least one face of the steel substrate, the metal coating comprising at least 40% by weight of zinc; and a layer coating an outer surface of the metal coating, the layer including an amino acid in a neutral or salt form, the amino acid being selected from among alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamine, lysine, methionine, proline, serine, threonine, or of a mixture thereof, the amount of said amino acid or of said mixture being from 0.1 to 200 mg/m2, and optionally a base or a mixture of bases, or an acid or a mixture of acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ARCELORMITTAL
    Inventors: Lydia Rachiele, Herve Derule, Delphine Thai
  • Patent number: 11214847
    Abstract: A high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet for an electric resistance welded steel pipe has decreased variations in in-plane material properties, high strength, and excellent ductility. The high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet has a composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.10 to 0.18%, Si: 0.1 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.8 to 2.0%, P: 0.001 to 0.020%, S: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.001 to 0.1%, Cr: 0.4 to 1.0%, Cu: 0.1 to 0.5%, Ni: 0.01 to 0.4%, Nb: 0.01 to 0.07%, N: 0.008% or less, and further Mo: 0.5% or less and/or V: 0.1% or less so that Moeq defined as Moeq=Mo+0.36Cr+0.77Mn+0.07Ni is 1.4 to 2.2, and Mo and V are contained to satisfy 0.05?Mo+V?0.5; and has a microstructure containing, in volume fraction, 80% or more of a bainite phase as a primary phase and 4 to 20% of a martensite phase and a retained austenite phase in total as a secondary phase, where the bainite phase has an average grain size of 1 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakata, Motohiko Urabe, Shuji Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11208705
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet which is a steel sheet having a tensile strength of 980 MPa or more has a predetermined chemical component composition, a metallographic microstructure of the steel sheet contains, by area ratio, ferrite and granular bainite: 10% or more and 50% or less in total, one or both of upper bainite and lower bainite: 10% or more and 50% or less in total, tempered martensite: more than 0% and 30% or less, retained austenite: 5% or more, and one or more of pearlite, cementite, and martensite: 0% to 10% in total, and an area ratio of the ferrite with respect to a total area ratio of the ferrite and the granular bainite is 25% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Kunio Hayashi, Katsuya Nakano, Eisaku Sakurada, Akihiro Uenishi, Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 11208702
    Abstract: There is provided a hot-rolled steel sheet in which a composition contains: in mass %, C: 0.01% to 0.2%; Si: 2.5% or less; Mn: 4.0% or less; P: 0.10% or less; S: 0.03% or less; Al: 0.001% to 2.0%; N: 0.01% or less; O: 0.01% or less; Ti: 0.01 to 0.30%; and the balance being composed of iron and impurities and a structure is composed of by volume fraction, 90% or more of tempered martensite with an average aspect ratio of 2 or less, or 90% or more in total of both tempered martensite and lower bainite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akifumi Sakakibara, Tatsuo Yokoi, Hiroshi Shuto, Yuuki Kanzawa, Masafumi Azuma
  • Patent number: 11203807
    Abstract: A coating for a carrier material made of a steel material for joining to an aluminum material includes a first sublayer on the core part side and a second sublayer on the outside. On average, the coating includes approximately 1 to 10 wt. % silicon and iron, the remainder being aluminum. The first sublayer at least approximately includes 42 wt. % iron, 11 wt. % silicon, and no more than approximately 45 wt. % aluminum, which constitutes the remainder, and has a thickness of no more than approximately 3.5 ?m. The second sublayer includes approximately 1 to 10 wt. % silicon, the remainder being aluminum, and has a thickness of approximately 5 to approximately 95 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Universität Siegen
    Inventor: Xiangfan Fang
  • Patent number: 11193180
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet having a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.15% to 0.25%, Si: 1.00% to 2.20%, Mn: 2.00% to 3.50%, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.01% to 0.50%, N: 0.010% or less, B: 0.0003% to 0.0050%, one, two, or more selected from Ti: 0.005% to 0.05%, Cu: 0.003% to 0.50%, Ni: 0.003% to 0.50%, Sn: 0.003% to 0.50%, Co: 0.003% to 0.05%, and Mo: 0.003% to 0.50%, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities and a microstructure including, in terms of volume fraction, 15% or less (including 0%) of ferrite, 2% to 15% of retained austenite, 10% or less (including 0%) of martensite, and the balance being bainite and tempered martensite, in which the average number of cementite grains having a grain diameter of 0.04 ?m or more existing in the bainite and tempered martensite grains is 10 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Takashima, Yoshimasa Funakawa, Takashi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11180822
    Abstract: Disclosed is provided a low yield ratio and superhigh-strength hot-rolled Q&P steel and a method for manufacturing the same, having the following chemical composition in weight percentage: C: 0.2-0.3%, Si: 1.0-2.0%, Mn: 1.5-2.5%, P: ?0.015%, S: ?0.005%, Al: 0.5-1.0%, N: ?0.006%, Nb: 0.02-0.06%, Ti: ?0.03%, O: ?0.003%, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. The manufacture method comprises a stepped cooling process to finally obtain the steel with a three-phase structure containing a certain volume fraction of proeutectoid ferrite; martensite; and residual austenite, and having an excellent comprehensive performance with a yield strength of ?600 MPa, a tensile strength of ?1300 MPa, a good elongation, and a low yield ratio. The obtained Q&P steel also shows an excellent match of high plasticity suitable for easy deformabilities and wear-resistances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAOSHAN IRON & STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huanrong Wang, Ana Yang, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11124853
    Abstract: A method for producing a cold rolled steel sheet having a tensile strength ?1470 MPa and a total elongation TE?19%, the method comprising the steps of annealing at an annealing temperature AT?Ac3 a non-treated steel sheet whose chemical composition contains in weight %: 0.34%?C?0.40%, 1.50%?Mn?2.30%, 1.50?Si?2.40%, 0<Cr?0.5%, 0<Mo?0.3%, 0.01%?Al?0.07%, the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, quenching the annealed steel sheet by cooling it to a quenching temperature QT<Ms transformation point and between 150° C. and 250° C., and making a partitioning treatment by reheating the quenched steel sheet to a partitioning temperature PT between 350° C. and 420° C. and maintaining the steel sheet at this temperature during a partitioning time Pt between 15 seconds and 120 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ARCELORMITTAL
    Inventors: Olga A. Girina, Damon Panahi
  • Patent number: 11111567
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet including, as a chemical composition, by mass %: C: 0.0030 % or less; Si: 2.00 % to 4.00 %; Al: 0.01 % to 3.00 %; Mn: 0.10 % to 2.00 %; P: 0.005 % to 0.200 %; S: 0.0030 % or less; Cu: more than 1.0 % and 3.0 % or less; Ni: 0.10 % to 3.0 %; one or more coarse precipitate forming element: more than 0.0005 % and 0.0100 % or less in total; a parameter Q (Q=[Si] +2 [Al] [Mn]) is 2.00 or more; Sn: 0.00 % to 0.40 %; Cr: 0.0 % to 10.0 %, and a remainder: Fe and impurities, wherein a number of Cu particles having a diameter of less than 100 nm is 5 or more per 10 ?m2, a {100} crystal orientation intensity is 2.4 or more, a thickness is 0.10 mm to 0.60 mm, and an average grain size is 70 ?m to 200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tesshu Murakawa, Hiroshi Fujimura, Satoshi Kano
  • Patent number: 11085100
    Abstract: A high strength steel sheet having a high Young's modulus, the steel sheet having a chemical composition including, by mass %, C: 0.060% or more and 0.150% or less, Si: 0.50% or more and 2.20% or less, Mn: 1.00% or more and 3.00% or less, and one or both of Ti: 0.001% or more and 0.200% or less and Nb: 0.001% or more and 0.200% or less, in which the contents of C, N, S, Ti, and Nb satisfy the equation 500?C*?1300. The steel sheet has a microstructure including ferrite in an amount of 20% or more and martensite in an amount of 5% or more, in terms of area ratio, such that the average grain size of the ferrite is 20.0 ?m or less and the inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber for ?-fiber is 1.00 or more in the ferrite and the martensite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Minami, Takeshi Yokota, Kazuhiro Seto
  • Patent number: 11078590
    Abstract: A plated steel includes: a steel; a zinc based electroplated layer formed on a surface of the steel; and an organic resin coating layer formed on a surface of the zinc based electroplated layer, in which the surface of the zinc based electroplated layer has hairline extending in a predetermined direction, Ra (ML) measured on the surface of the zinc based electroplated layer is 0.10 to 0.70 ?m, on the surface of the zinc based electroplated layer, a peak number PPI measured in a hairline orthogonal direction with a reference level of 10 ?inch satisfies PPI?350×Ra (MC) with respect to Ra (MC), on a surface of the organic resin coating layer, Ra (CC) satisfies Ra (CC)/Ra (CL)?1.10 with respect to Ra (CL), and Ra (CC) satisfies Ra (CC)<Ra (MC) with respect to Ra (MC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Futaba, Kiyokazu Ishizuka, Fumio Shibao, Ikuo Kikuchi, Hidetoshi Shindo, Hiroaki Uramoto, Keita Katsumaru
  • Patent number: 11078564
    Abstract: Provided is a hot-dip galvanized steel sheet including a base steel sheet and a hot-dip zinc-based plating layer formed on the base steel sheet. The hot-dip zinc-based plating layer includes a Zn single phase having an average equivalent circular diameter of 120 ?m or less as a microstructure. In the Zn single phase, a Zn single phase having a crystal structure of which a {0001} plane is parallel to a surface of the steel sheet, is provided in an area fraction of 70% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventor: Sang-Heon Kim
  • Patent number: 11078586
    Abstract: This zinc-nickel composite plating bath contains a zinc source, a nickel source, silicon dioxide particles and an ammonium-based dispersant in such ranges that enable the achievement of a zinc-nickel composite plating film wherein the codeposition amount of nickel is 10-16 wt % and the codeposition amount of the silicon dioxide particles is 7 vol % or more. Meanwhile, the pH of this zinc-nickel composite plating bath is 5.6 to 6.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Furukawa, Yoshimitsu Ogawa, Masahiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11078552
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet exhibiting excellent ductility and stretch-flangeability, and a method for manufacturing such a high-strength steel sheet. The high-strength steel sheet has a chemical composition including specific proportions of components in which C/Mn is 0.08 to 0.20, the balance being iron and inevitable impurities, and includes microstructures including, in terms of area fraction relative to all the microstructures, 40% to 70% total of ferrite and bainitic ferrite, 5% to 35% martensite and 5% to 30% retained austenite. The proportion of martensite (including retained austenite) adjacent to bainitic ferrite is not less than 60% of all martensite (including retained austenite). The proportion of 4.0 GPa and smaller differences in microhardness measured at 0.5 ?m intervals is not less than 70%. The proportion of microstructures with 8.0 GPa or smaller microhardness is not less than 85% of all the microstructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fusae Shiimori, Shinjiro Kaneko, Yasunobu Nagataki
  • Patent number: 11077522
    Abstract: A method of laser spot welding a workpiece stack-up that includes at least two overlapping steel workpieces, at least one of which includes a surface coating, is disclosed. The method includes directing a laser beam at the top surface of the workpiece stack-up to create a molten steel weld pool that penetrates into the stack-up. The molten steel weld pool is then grown to penetrate further into the stack-up by increasing an irradiance of the laser beam while reducing the projected sectional area of the laser beam at a plane of the top surface of the workpiece stack-up. Increasing the irradiance of the laser beam may be accomplished by moving a focal point of the laser beam closer to the top surface or by reducing an angle of incidence of the laser beam so as to reduce the eccentricity of the projected sectional area of the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David Yang, Wu Tao, Li Sun