Abstract: Electrically conductive solid, dense feed-through paths for the high-speed low-loss transfer of electrical signals between integrated circuits of a single silicon-on-sapphire body, or between integrated circuits of several silicon-on-sapphire bodies, are provided by an electroforming method.
Abstract: The life of a calcium-nickel phosphate catalyst used for dehydrogenation purposes can be increased by treating the catalyst with a mixture of air, phenol, water, and isopropylphenol at elevated temperatures.
Abstract: Polycarbonate resins, can be stabilized against the adverse influence of UV light by incorporating either directly into the resin or by means of a coating on the surface of the resin, an effective amount of a certain class of cyano stabilizers.
Abstract: Electrode material composed of metal encapsulated substrate particles for making into an electrode for a molten carbonate fuel cell is produced by electroless plating of a metal electrochemically active for the reactions of the cell onto a substrate particle which is non-sintering at the operating temperatures of the cell.
March 19, 1982
Date of Patent:
November 30, 1982
General Electric Company
Charles D. Iacovangelo, Kenneth P. Zarnoch
Abstract: Zircon, ZrSiO.sub.4, is retrieved from zircon sand comprised of ZrSiO.sub.4 crystals and contaminants including SiO.sub.2 and iron by comminuting an aqueous slurry of the sand with iron means exposing the contaminants, admixing the resulting comminuted sand slurry with concentrated nitric and hydrochloric acids producing ferric chloride in solution thereby removing its iron component, admixing the resulting suspension with a flocculating agent agglomerating the suspended particles, admixing the resulting agglomerated mass with concentrated hydrofluoric acid to dissolve its SiO.sub.2 component, recovering the resulting ZrSiO.sub.4, washing it with water and drying.
Abstract: Alkanols can be carbonylated with carbon monoxide and oxygen at elevated temperatures in the presence of certain copper salts to form dialkyl carbonates. The invention also covers the carbonylation by recycling of the azeotropic mixture of methanol and the corresponding dimethyl carbonate.
Abstract: Linear, branched, and/or cross-linked block polymers of polyphenylene oxides and aromatic polyformals. These block polymers can be molded, calendered, or extruded as films, sheets, fibers, laminates or other useful articles of manufacture.
Abstract: The yield strength and tensile strength of a duplex stainless steel alloy body are substantially increased and its anisotropy is substantially reduced by heating it until it is completely ferritic or nearly so and then aging it to cause fine austenitic precipitates to form throughout the body.
Abstract: A shaped confined structure composed of a mass of diamond and/or cubic boron nitride crystals coated with elemental non-diamond carbon in contact with a carbonaceous substrate is infiltrated by fluid silicon producing a like-shaped composite of a polycrystalline body phase integrallay bonded to a substrate supporting phase.
Abstract: Bisphenol-A waste stream derived from the reaction of phenol and acetone in the presence of an acidic condensing agent can be treated with a molecular sieve to obtain good yields of phenol present in the effluent stream either in isolated form or as part of the compounds present in the waste stream.
Abstract: A process for X-ray microlithography useful in the manufacture of microelectronic devices is provided. In the process, a mask in the form of a thin film of a eutectic is interposed between a source of X-rays and a substrate to selectively expose a layer of X-ray sensitive resist situate on the surface of the substrate. After exposure, the resist is developed to yield in the resist a replica of the submicron minimum feature size pattern of the mask.
Abstract: An enhanced catalytic aromatic carbonate process which comprises contacting a phenol, carbon monoxide, an oxidant, a base, the Group VIIIB element selected from ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium or platinum, and a manganese tetradentate redox co-catalyst. The resulting aromatic mono- and/or poly-carbonates are useful in the preparation of polycarbonates or as polycarbonates per se, respectively, which can be molded or formed into films, sheets, fibers, laminates or reinforced plastics by conventional techniques.
Abstract: A monocarbonate transesterification process comprising contacting in the presence of a base, a beta-fluoroaliphatic carbonate and a compound selected from the class consisting of monohydroxy aliphatic alcohols, phenols and ortho-positioned dihydroxy aromatic compounds. The resulting monocarbonates are useful as monocarbonates, per se, or useful in the preparation of polycarbonates which can be molded or formed into films, laminates or reinforced plastics by conventional techniques.
Abstract: An electrode boiler containing an aqueous electrolyte is provided with a pair of spaced electrodes immersed in the electrolyte and connected to an AC power source. Each electrode comprises an electrically conductive metal substrate having adhered to one face thereof a microporous electrochemically active mass comprising a reversible electrode couple covering essentially the entire face and being present in such quantity that at least some of each member of the electrode couple is present at all times during use. The electrodes are arranged with the active masses facing each other and in contact with the electrolyte. The electrode couple consists essentially of a material which is electrochemically reversibly oxidized and reduced in response to alternating current flow therethrough from one electrode to the other; thereby allowing high current density use without promoting corrosion or erosion of the electrodes.
Abstract: An electrolyte solution consisting essentially of butylated hydroxytoluene in an amount of about 1.5% by weight to less than 4% by weight of a solution of 1,3-dioxolane and a lithium salt is used as an electrolyte in a secondary electrochemical cell wherein the active material of one of the electrodes is lithium metal.
Abstract: Sodium resistant sealing glasses have aluminoborate glass compositions in which glass stability is improved by the incorporation of specific mixtures of modifying alkali earth oxides of calcium oxide, strontium oxide and barium oxide. These modifying alkali earth oxides are present in a total weight percent range from 15 to 40 weight percent of the glass composition.Also disclosed is the employment of the above glasses as seals in sodium-sulfur cells.
March 2, 1981
Date of Patent:
July 27, 1982
General Electric Company
Dong-Sil Park, Manfred W. Breiter, Bruce S. Dunn, Louis Navias
Abstract: Silicon-iron sheet products having good magnetic properties can be produced from low nitrogen alloy sheet material by heating in a nitrogen-bearing hydrogen atmosphere to a temperature sufficient to effect secondary recrystallization and thereafter heating to a higher temperature in a hydrogen atmosphere to effect removal of residual carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur.
Abstract: Linear arene polysulfonyl halide coupled block polymers of polyphenylene oxides and aromatic polyformals. These block polymers can be molded, calendered, or extruded as films, sheets, fibers, laminates or other useful articles of manufacture.
Abstract: An electrical commutator having a plurality of spaced apart commutator bars is disclosed. The commutator bars are formed from a composite of an electrically conductive copper portion bonded, for example by brazing or electron beam welding, at an interface to a steel body which is geometrically designed to reduce the bending and longitudinal stiffness of the body, whereby the shear stress at the interface is reduced during operation.