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EP2703709B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2703709B1
Publication date: 2019-01-23
Application number: 12777336.4
Filing date: 2012-04-24
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EP2426231B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2426231B1
Publication date: 2019-01-23
Application number: 10769458.0
Filing date: 2010-04-14
Abstract: Provided is an arc evaporation source wherein film-forming speed is increased by inducing magnetic lines in the substrate direction. The arc evaporation source is provided with: at least one outer circumferential magnet (3), which is disposed such that the outer circumferential magnet surrounds the outer circumference of a target (2) and that the magnetization direction thereof is in the direction orthogonally intersecting the surface of the target (2) ; and a rear surface magnet (4) disposed on the rear surface side of the target (2). The rear surface magnet (4) has a non-ring-shaped first permanent magnet (4A) wherein the polarity thereof faces the same direction as the polarity of the outer circumferential magnet (3) and the magnetization direction of the rear surface magnet (4) is in the direction orthogonally intersecting the surface of the target (2). Provided is an arc evaporation source wherein film-forming speed is increased by inducing magnetic lines in the substrate direction. The arc evaporation source is provided with: at least one outer circumferential magnet (3), which is disposed such that the outer circumferential ...more ...less
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EP2612941B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2612941B1
Publication date: 2019-02-27
Application number: 11821827.0
Filing date: 2011-08-30
Abstract: Provided are: a steel wire rod material for a high-strength spring, which does not undergo the increase in deformation resistance arising from the increase in hardness and can exhibit good wire-drawing processability and the like even when a heat treatment, which deteriorates productivity, is eliminated or a simplified and rapid heat treatment is employed instead; a useful method for producing the steel wire rod material for a high-strength spring; a high-strength spring produced using the steel wire rod material for a high-strength spring as a material; and others. This steel wire rod material for a high-strength spring is a steel wire rod material that has been hot-rolled already, and has a texture having a specified chemical composition and mainly composed of pearlite, wherein the average value (Pave) of the pearlite nodule size numbers and the standard deviation (Pσ) of the pearlite nodule size numbers fulfill the following formulae (1) and (2), respectively: (1) 9.5 ≤ Pave ≤ 12.0; and (2) 0.2 ≤ Pσ ≤ 0.7. Provided are: a steel wire rod material for a high-strength spring, which does not undergo the increase in deformation resistance arising from the increase in hardness and can exhibit good wire-drawing processability and the like even when a heat treatment, which deteriorates ...more ...less
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EP2479012B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2479012B1
Publication date: 2019-03-06
Application number: 10817300.6
Filing date: 2010-09-17
Inventor: Fujiura, Takayasu  
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EP2422919B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2422919B1
Publication date: 2019-02-20
Application number: 09833449.3
Filing date: 2009-12-16
Abstract: Disclosed is an austenitic welding material which contains C: 0.01 wt% or less, Si: 0.5 wt% or less, Mn: 0.5 wt% or less, P: 0.005 wt% or less, S: 0.005 wt% or less, Ni: 15 to 40 wt%, Cr: 20 to 30 wt%, N: 0.01 wt% or less, O: 0.01 wt% or less, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the content of B contained as one of the inevitable impurities in the welding material is 3 wt ppm or less, and the total content of C, P, S, N and O in the welding material is 0.02 wt% or less. Disclosed is an austenitic welding material which contains C: 0.01 wt% or less, Si: 0.5 wt% or less, Mn: 0.5 wt% or less, P: 0.005 wt% or less, S: 0.005 wt% or less, Ni: 15 to 40 wt%, Cr: 20 to 30 wt%, N: 0.01 wt% or less, O: 0.01 wt% or less, and the balance of Fe and ...more ...less
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EP2695961B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2695961B1
Publication date: 2019-06-19
Application number: 12765664.3
Filing date: 2012-03-21
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US10233530B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10233530B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/120,285
Filing date: 2015-02-16
Abstract: Disclosed is a hard film based on tungsten carbide excellent in wear resistance, wherein the composition of the film is defined by W1-x-yCxMy, where 0.01≤y≤0.2, 0.50≤x/(1−x−y)≤4.0, and M is one or more selected from Co, Ni, Fe and Cu.
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EP2518175B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2518175B1
Publication date: 2019-01-23
Application number: 10839395.0
Filing date: 2010-12-21
Abstract: Provided is a spring steel that contains 0.15-0.40% carbon, 1-3.5% silicon, 0.20-2.0% manganese, 0.05-1.20% chromium, at most 0.030% phosphorus, at most 0.02% sulfur, and at least one of the following: 0.005-0.10% titanium, 0.005-0.05% niobium, and at most 0.25% vanadium. The remainder of said spring steel comprises iron and unavoidable impurities. The carbon equivalent (Ceq1) of the provided spring steel, as calculated by formula (1), is at most 0.55. Ceq1=C+0.108×Si-0.067×Mn+0.024×Cr-0.05×Ni+0.074×V (In the formula (1), each symbol in brackets represents the content (mass%) of the corresponding element.) Provided is a spring steel that contains 0.15-0.40% carbon, 1-3.5% silicon, 0.20-2.0% manganese, 0.05-1.20% chromium, at most 0.030% phosphorus, at most 0.02% sulfur, and at least one of the following: 0.005-0.10% titanium, 0.005-0.05% niobium, and at most 0.25% vanadium. The ...more ...less
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EP2455501B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2455501B1
Publication date: 2019-04-03
Application number: 10799642.3
Filing date: 2010-07-15
Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing alloy ingot including: a step of: charging alloy starting material into a cold crucible in a cold-crucible induction melter, and forming melt pool of the alloy starting material by induction heating in inert gas atmosphere; a step of continuing the induction heating and adding first refining agent to the melt pool, and then reducing the content of at least phosphorus from among impurity elements present in the melt pool; and a step of forming alloy ingot by solidifying the melt, the phosphorus content of which has been reduced. The first refining agent is mixture of metallic Ca and flux, where the flux contains CaF2 and at least one of CaO and CaCl2. The weight proportion of the sum of CaO and CaCl2 with respect to CaF2 ranges from 5 to 30 wt% and the weight proportion of metallic Ca with respect to the melt pool is 0.4 wt% or greater. Disclosed is a method for producing alloy ingot including: a step of: charging alloy starting material into a cold crucible in a cold-crucible induction melter, and forming melt pool of the alloy starting material by induction heating in inert gas atmosphere; a step of ...more ...less
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EP2554698B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2554698B1
Publication date: 2019-05-08
Application number: 11762503.8
Filing date: 2011-03-08
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US20190032166A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190032166A1
Publication date: 2019-01-31
Application number: 15/550,180
Filing date: 2016-02-08
Abstract: An ultra-high-strength steel sheet having a component composition that includes specific amounts of each of C, Si, Mn, and Al and a remainder of iron and unavoidable impurities, and in which the amounts of each of P, S, and N among the unavoidable impurities are limited to a specific amount. The ultra-high-strength steel sheet includes 1 area % or more of a region in which martensite constitutes 90 area % or more, residual austentite constitutes 0.5 area % or more, and the local Mn concentration is at least 1.2 times that of the Mn content of the entire steel sheet. The ultra-high-strength steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1470 MPa or more, a yield ratio of 0.75 or more, and a total elongation of 10% or more. An ultra-high-strength steel sheet having a component composition that includes specific amounts of each of C, Si, Mn, and Al and a remainder of iron and unavoidable impurities, and in which the amounts of each of P, S, and N among the unavoidable impurities are limited to a ...more ...less
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US20190030636A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190030636A1
Publication date: 2019-01-31
Application number: 16/077,456
Filing date: 2017-03-02
Abstract: Provided is a welding method using a special torch and a flux cored wire, in which the special torch has a suction nozzle between the contact tip and the shield nozzle, and the flux cored wire has a flux filled inside the steel outer casing, and a seam portion where both ends of a metal in a width direction of the steel outer casing are butted or overlapped in a longitudinal direction of the flux cored wire. Provided is a welding method using a special torch and a flux cored wire, in which the special torch has a suction nozzle between the contact tip and the shield nozzle, and the flux cored wire has a flux filled inside the steel outer casing, and a seam portion where both ends of ...more ...less
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US20190024228A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190024228A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/070,732
Filing date: 2017-01-06
Abstract: An arc evaporation device includes a bar-shaped target having a front end surface and a side surface to be melted and evaporated from the front end surface by arc discharge; an arc power supply; a target feed unit which moves the target axially and in a feed direction; an ignition rod capable of contact with the side surface of the target, in an intersecting direction intersecting the feed direction; a rotary actuator which moves the ignition rod along the intersecting direction from a retraction position apart from the side surface in the intersecting direction to make the ignition rod enter a transport region into which the target is fed; and a detection unit which detects whether or not the ignition rod has come into contact with the side surface of the target during movement of the ignition rod. An arc evaporation device includes a bar-shaped target having a front end surface and a side surface to be melted and evaporated from the front end surface by arc discharge; an arc power supply; a target feed unit which moves the target axially and in a feed direction; an ...more ...less
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US20190047072A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190047072A1
Publication date: 2019-02-14
Application number: 16/078,163
Filing date: 2017-02-27
Abstract: A welding torch (100) for arc welding in a shielding gas atmosphere, includes: a contact tip (25) for feeding a welding wire (13); a suction nozzle (23) surrounding the welding wire, and sucking a gas from a space between the suction nozzle (23) and the welding wire; and a shielding gas supply nozzle (21) provided on the outer periphery of the suction nozzle (23), and supplying the shielding gas toward a welded portion from a space between the shielding gas supply nozzle (21) and the suction nozzle (23). The welding torch (100) satisfies “7≤Ltk≤17 and 0≤Lts≤18”, where Lts [mm] is a distance between the tip of the contact tip (25) and the tip of the shielding gas supply nozzle (21), and Ltk [mm] is a distance between the tip of the contact tip (25) and the tip of the suction nozzle (23). A welding torch (100) for arc welding in a shielding gas atmosphere, includes: a contact tip (25) for feeding a welding wire (13); a suction nozzle (23) surrounding the welding wire, and sucking a gas from a space between the suction nozzle (23) and the welding wire; and a ...more ...less
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US20190056152A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190056152A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 15/770,559
Filing date: 2016-10-19
Abstract: A heat pump includes an electric motor driven by input electric power, a first compressor mechanically connected to the electric motor and compresses air, a first heat exchanger performing heat exchange between compressed air produced by the first compressor and water, and a first hot water outlet through which the water heated by heat exchange in the first heat exchanger is taken out. Thus, in the air refrigerant heat pump, it is possible to use only air and water to supply heating by applying part of compressed air energy storage technology to the heat pump. A heat pump includes an electric motor driven by input electric power, a first compressor mechanically connected to the electric motor and compresses air, a first heat exchanger performing heat exchange between compressed air produced by the first compressor and water, and a ...more ...less
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US20190071757A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190071757A1
Publication date: 2019-03-07
Application number: 16/082,519
Filing date: 2017-02-22
Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet comprising, as component composition, by mass: C: 0.15 to 0.35%; total of Si and Al: 0.5 to 2.5%; Mn: 1.0 to 4.0%; P: more than 0% and 0.05% or less; and S: more than 0% and 0.01% or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein a steel structure satisfies, in ratio with respect to the whole structure: ferrite: more than 5 area % and 50 area % or less; total of tempered martensite and bainite: 30 area % or more; and retained austenite: 10 volume % or more, the steel structure further includes MA, and the steel structure satisfies: an average circle equivalent diameter of the MA: 1.0 μm or less; an average circle equivalent diameter of the retained austenite: 1.0 μm or less; and a volume ratio of retained austenite with a circle equivalent diameter of 1.5 μm or more to the whole retained austenite: 5% or more. A high-strength steel sheet comprising, as component composition, by mass: C: 0.15 to 0.35%; total of Si and Al: 0.5 to 2.5%; Mn: 1.0 to 4.0%; P: more than 0% and 0.05% or less; and S: more than 0% and 0.01% or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein a ...more ...less
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EP3424637A1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3424637A1
Publication date: 2019-01-09
Application number: 18187568.3
Filing date: 2014-02-24
Abstract: This welded metal contains 0.02 - 0.10% of C, 0.10 - 0.60% of Si, 0.90 - 2.5% of Mn, 0.20 - 2.00% of Ni, 0.05 - 1.0% of Cr, 0.10 - 1.50% of Mo, 0.040 - 0.15% of Ti, 0.0010 - 0.0050% of B, 0.030 - 0.100% of O and 0.015% or less (excluding 0%) of N, with the balance made up of iron and unavoidable impurities. The average circle-equivalent diameter of carbides having a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.40 µm or more among the carbides present in the grain boundary of this welded metal is 0.75 µm or less. Consequently, the present invention provides: a welded metal which exhibits excellent low-temperature toughness at lower temperatures, while having high strength after SR annealing, even in cases where gas sealed arc welding using a flux cored wire and having excellent work efficiency is applied; and a welded structure which is provided with this welded metal. This welded metal contains 0.02 - 0.10% of C, 0.10 - 0.60% of Si, 0.90 - 2.5% of Mn, 0.20 - 2.00% of Ni, 0.05 - 1.0% of Cr, 0.10 - 1.50% of Mo, 0.040 - 0.15% of Ti, 0.0010 - 0.0050% of B, 0.030 - 0.100% of O and 0.015% or less (excluding 0%) of N, with the balance made up of ...more ...less
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EP3425184A1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3425184A1
Publication date: 2019-01-09
Application number: 18175939.0
Filing date: 2018-06-05
Abstract: A heat energy recovery device includes a heater connected to a vapor passage through which vapor flows and a circulation passage through which a working medium circulates and configured to allow heat exchange between the vapor and the working medium and heat the working medium, a recovery unit configured to recover energy of the working medium heated in the heater, a heater-side valve including a pressure adjustment valve configured to adjust vapor pressure in the heater, and a trapping mechanism configured to, at the downstream side of the heater in the vapor passage, allow discharge of drain and to prevent passage of the vapor flowing out from the heater. A heat energy recovery device includes a heater connected to a vapor passage through which vapor flows and a circulation passage through which a working medium circulates and configured to allow heat exchange between the vapor and the working medium and heat the working medium ...more ...less
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EP3431623A1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3431623A1
Publication date: 2019-01-23
Application number: 18180317.2
Filing date: 2013-03-15
Abstract: Provided is a hot-press molded article that can achieve a high level of balance between high strength and extension by region and has a region corresponding to an energy absorption site and a shock resistant site within a single molded article without applying a welding method by means of having first region having a metal structure containing both 80-97 area% of martensite and 3-20 area% of residual austenite, the remaining structure comprising no more than 5 area%, and a second region having a metal structure comprising 30-80 area% of ferrite, less than 30 area% (exclusive of 0 area%) of bainitic ferrite, no greater than 30 area% (exclusive of 0 area%) of martensite, and 3-20 area% of residual austenite. Provided is a hot-press molded article that can achieve a high level of balance between high strength and extension by region and has a region corresponding to an energy absorption site and a shock resistant site within a single molded article without applying a welding method ...more ...less