Patents Examined by Archene A. Turner
  • Patent number: 10000846
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminate that has to undergo frictional loads, including a substrate and a functional layer formed from tungsten-containing, amorphous diamond-like carbon. To be able to produce such functional layers easily, they are applied by means of a tungsten-containing precursor and by using a PACVD process. A laminate including a functional layer produced by means of a precursor and to the use of a metallo-organic compound as a precursor for producing a functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventors: Andreas Schneider, Yashar Musayev, Tim Matthias Hosenfeldt
  • Patent number: 9994717
    Abstract: A CVD-coated article has a substrate with a substrate surface and a CVD coating scheme on the substrate surface. The coating scheme includes a coating layer of Ti1-xMex nitride wherein Me is selected from the group of zirconium or hafnium or a mixture of zirconium and hafnium, and x equals between about 0.1 and about 0.9. The coating layer of Ti1-xMex nitride has a microhardness equal to between about 2300 HV0.05 and about 2600 HV0.05, a face centered cubic crystal structure, and a lattice constant equal to between about 0.427 nanometers and about 0.453 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Volkmar Sottke, Hartmut Westphal, Karl H. Wendt, Peter R. Leicht, Rodrigo A. Cooper, Yixiong Liu
  • Patent number: 9994958
    Abstract: A coating is formed from one layer or two or more layers, at least one of the layers includes a multi-layer structure in which a first unit layer composed of TiN and a second unit layer composed of Ti1-xAlxN are alternately stacked, the first unit layer has an fcc crystal structure, and the second unit layer has an fcc crystal structure, X in Ti1-xAlxN being not smaller than 0.6 and not greater than 0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Hideaki Kanaoka, Susumu Okuno
  • Patent number: 9993878
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate and a coating layer formed onto the surface of the substrate. The coating layer contains an ?-type aluminum oxide layer. A residual stress value at the (116) plane of the ?-type aluminum oxide layer is greater than 0. A residual stress value at the (012) plane of the ?-type aluminum oxide layer is smaller than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kinya Takahashi, Hiroyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 9987687
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool for chip forming machining of metals includes a substrate having a surface coated with a chemical vapour deposition (CVD) coating. The coating has a layer of ?-Al2O3, wherein the ?-Al2O3 layer exhibits a texture coefficient TC(0 0 12)?7.2 and wherein the ratio of I(0 0 12)/I(0 1 14) is ?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Erik Lindahl, Jan Engqvist
  • Patent number: 9981317
    Abstract: A polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond work piece for use in a polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond tool, the polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond work piece comprising: a working surface; and a rear mounting surface; wherein an average lateral grain size of the rear mounting surface is no less than 10 ?m, and wherein the working surface comprises: (a) smaller diamond grains than the rear mounting surface; (b) an average lateral grain size in a range 10 nm to 15 ?m; and (c) a Raman signal generated by a laser focused on the working surface which exhibits one or more of the following characteristics: (1) an sp3 carbon peak at 1332 cm?1 having a full width half-maximum of no more than 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Element Six Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Mark McClymont
  • Patent number: 9976213
    Abstract: A tool having a base body of carbide, cermet, ceramic, steel or high speed steel and a single-layer or multi-layer wear-protection coating applied thereto in a CVD process, wherein the wear-protection coating has at least one Ti1-xAlxCyNz layer having stoichiometry coefficients 0.70?x<1.0?y<0.25 and 0.75?z<1.15 wherein the Ti1-xAlxCyNz layer is of a thickness of 1 ?m to 25 ?m and has a crystallographic preferential orientation, which is characterized by a ratio of the intensities of the X-ray diffraction peaks of the crystallographic {111} plane and the {200} plane, wherein I{111}/I{200}>1+h (ln h)2, wherein h is the thickness of the Ti1-xAlxCyNz layer in micrometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Walter AG
    Inventors: Dirk Stiens, Sakari Ruppi, Thorsten Manns
  • Patent number: 9970104
    Abstract: Provided is a coated tool exhibiting enhanced wear resistance and adhesiveness of an aluminum oxide layer and superior wear resistance and defect resistance. A cutting tool (1) in which at least a titanium carbonitride layer (8) and an aluminum oxide layer (10) having an ?-type crystalline structure are laminated in that order on a surface of a substrate (5). A surface-side Tc(116) in a surface-side peak is greater than a substrate-side Tc(116) in a substrate-side peak where Tc(116) is an orientation factor of the aluminum oxide layer (10) when comparing the substrate-side peak detected by measuring a portion on a substrate (5) side of the aluminum oxide layer (10) and the surface-side peak detected by measuring a portion on a surface side of the aluminum oxide layer (10) in X-ray diffraction analysis of the aluminum oxide layer (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito Tanibuchi, Yoshikazu Kodama
  • Patent number: 9968980
    Abstract: A hard coating comprising at least one hard layer with dedicated architectural design for attaining enhanced tribological performance (low abrasive and adhesive wear) at room and elevated temperatures in contact with Al-, Zn- and Fe-based or other counter bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Pfäffikon
    Inventors: Matthias Lukas Sobiech, Hans-Werner Wulke
  • Patent number: 9969007
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate and a coating having at least one ?-type aluminum oxide layer. In a cross-section of the ?-type aluminum oxide layer, when an angle formed by a normal to the cross-sectional surface and a normal to a (222) plane of a particle of the ?-type aluminum oxide layer is regarded as a misorientation, and when areas of particles, each of which has a misorientation ranging from 0-90 degrees, of the ?-type aluminum oxide layer are defined as constituting 100 area %, and the areas of particles, each of which has a misorientation ranging from 0-90 degrees, of the ?-type aluminum oxide layer are divided into respective 10-degree pitches, a total Sa of the areas of particles having a misorientation ranging from 20-30 degrees, of the ?-type aluminum oxide layer is at a maximum from among totals of areas for nine divisions in respective 10-degree pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takaaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9968715
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical technology products, for example a medical implant or a medical instrument, having colored markings based on titanium oxides, to the use of coatings based on titanium oxides for the production of coated materials, such as medical technology products, in particular for titanium oxide-based coating for the colored marking of the surface of medical technology products, and to a method for depositing colored markings based on titanium oxides on medical technology products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN
    Inventors: Andreas Keil, Ralph Wilken, Jörg Ihde, Thomas Lukasczyk, Dirk Salz, Jost Degenhardt
  • Patent number: 9962771
    Abstract: A surface-coated tool includes a substrate and a coating film formed on the substrate. The coating film includes an alternate layer in which one or more A layers and one or more B layers are alternately stacked. The A layer and the B layer each have a thickness not smaller than 2 nm and not greater than 100 nm. An average composition of the A layer is expressed as TiaAlbSicN (0.5<a<0.8, 0.2<b<0.4, 0.01<c<0.1, a+b+c=1), an average composition of the B layer is expressed as TidAleSifN (0.4<d<0.6, 0.3<e<0.7, 0.01<f<0.1, d+e+f=1), and a condition of 0.05<A?D?0.2 AND 0.05<E?B?0.2 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Tanaka, Hiroki Takeshita, Kazuhiro Hirose, Haruyo Fukui
  • Patent number: 9956667
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool having a substrate and a surface coating, wherein the coating includes a Ti(C,N) layer of at least one columnar fine-grained MTCVD Ti(C,N) layer with an average grain width of 0.05-0.2 ?m and an atomic ratio of carbon to the sum of carbon and nitrogen (C/(C+N)) contained in the MTCVD Ti(C,N) layer is in average 0.50-0.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventor: Carl Bjormander
  • Patent number: 9950373
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate having a rake side, a clearance side and a cutting edge and a coating comprising a first layer and a second layer. The second layer has a sandwich structure of an inner layer, an intermediate layer and an outer layer, wherein the inner layer is exposed through an opening in the outer layer, the opening extending over at least a portion of the width of the cutting edge. Thereby, a double layer is provided in critical areas, whereas a single layer is provided in other areas. The double oxide layer is an aluminum oxide layer. A method for manufacturing the coated cutting tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventor: Carl Bjormander
  • Patent number: 9949538
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a coated jewelry article or a coated component of a jewelry article, comprising a jewelry article or a component of a jewelry article, a first metallic coating, and a second metallic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Frederick Goldman, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Patent number: 9951816
    Abstract: An outer ring, an inner ring, and a ball each serving as a bearing part is made of a steel containing 0.95 mass % or more and 1.10 mass % or less of carbon, 0.05 mass % or more and less than 0.3 mass % of silicon, 0.10 mass % or more and 0.50 mass % or less of manganese, and 1.30 mass % or more and 2.00 mass % or less of chromium, with the rest made up of iron and an impurity. A surface layer region defined as a region extending to a depth of not more than 20 ?m from an outer ring raceway surface, an inner ring raceway surface, and a ball rolling surface, which are each a surface where the bearing part is in rolling contact with another part, has an average nitrogen concentration of 0.2 mass % or more and 0.7 mass % or less. Five or more carbides with a diameter of 0.5 ?m or less are present per 100 ?m2 in the surface layer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Chikara Ohki
  • Patent number: 9950406
    Abstract: A coated product having coating that includes a layer of hard material having a defined multi-ply layer structure, thereby significantly minimizing or preventing heat input into the coated substrate resulting from the effect of thermal hot spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFÄFFIKON
    Inventors: Matthias Lukas Sobiech, Sebastian Stein, Valery Shklover, Paul Heinrich Michael Boettger, Joerg Patscheider
  • Patent number: 9950962
    Abstract: A CBN sintered body contains CBN, a binder phase and inevitable impurities. An amount of CBN by volume is between 50%-80%. A total amount of binder phase and inevitable impurities by volume is between 20%-50%. The binder phase contains an Al compound and a Ti compound. The Al compound contains Al and one or more of N, O and B. The Ti compound contains Ti and one or more of C, N and B. When an X-ray diffraction intensity at a (100) plane of the AlN is I1 and an X-ray diffraction intensity at a (104) plane of the Al2O3 is I2, I1/I2 is between 6 and 40. When a total area of the cubic boron nitride and the Al compound is S1, and an area of a region at which the CBN and the Al compound are continuously contacted is S2, S2/S1 is between 0.98 and 1.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kota Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9945029
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate and a surface coating, wherein the coating is a Ti(C,N,O) layer comprising at least one columnar fine-grained MTCVD Ti(C,N) layer with an average grain width of 0.05-0.4 ?m and an atomic ratio of carbon to the sum of carbon and nitrogen (C/(C+N)) contained in the MTCVD Ti(C,N) layer being on average 0.50-0.65. A method for manufacturing the coated cutting tool includes depositing the MTCVD Ti(C,N) layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventor: Carl Bjormander
  • Patent number: 9943911
    Abstract: A surface-coated boron nitride sintered body tool is provided, in which a cutting edge portion includes a compound sintered body and a coating layer. The compound sintered body includes cBN particles. The compound sintered body includes 45-80 vol % of cBN particles. A first particle size distribution curve of the cBN particles has one or more peaks in a range in which a particle size is 0.1-0.7 ?m. A second particle size distribution curve of the cBN particles has a first peak having a maximum peak height in a range in which the particle size is 2.0-7.0 ?m. An integral value ratio (Io/It×100) is 1-20, in the second particle size distribution curve, the integral value Io being in the range in which the particle size is 0.1-0.7 ?m, and the integral value It being in an entire range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsuda, Katsumi Okamura, Kenta Sano, Nozomi Tsukihara, Makoto Setoyama