Patents Examined by Catherine P Smith
  • Patent number: 10829843
    Abstract: A method for producing an aluminum wire that has high strength and high conductivity even when reduced in diameter while having excellent elongation and improved in productivity. A method for producing an aluminum wire includes a solution step of subjecting a heat-treatable aluminum alloy material to a solution treatment, a wire-drawing step of subjecting the solution-treated aluminum alloy material to wire-drawing processing, a softening step of subjecting the wire-drawing processed aluminum alloy material to a softening treatment in a short time within 10 seconds, and an aging step of subjecting the softening-treated aluminum alloy material to an aging treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Imasato, Yasuyuki Otsuka, Kinji Taguchi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Tetsuya Kuwahara, Misato Kusakari, Kensuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 10829841
    Abstract: This hot work tool steel has a composition containing C: 0.45 to 0.57 mass %, Si: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, Mn: 0.45 to 1.00 mass %, Cr: 4.5 to 5.2 mass %, Ni: 0.5 mass % or less, Mo+(½) W: 1.0 to 2.0 mass %, V: 0.30 to 0.80 mass %, and N: 0.008 to 0.025 mass %, the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, and the area ratio of carbide having an equivalent circle diameter of 1 ?m or less being 20% or higher. It is thereby possible to improve thermal conductivity to thereby shorten cycle time, and improving hardness after heat treatment to improve abrasion resistance while sufficient hardenability is maintained. Consequently, it is possible to obtain a hot work tool steel having excellent toughness with high hardness, excellent corrosion resistance, and minimal degradation of machinability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tonomura, Kentaro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10822674
    Abstract: A system for recovering precious metals includes a rotatable drum, recyclable materials, and a separating solution. The rotatable drum is configured to receive recyclable materials. The recyclable materials include non-metallic materials and electronic components, with one or both of the non-metallic materials and the electronic components having attached thereto one or both of base metals and precious metals. The separating solution is disposed in the rotatable drum and is configured to separate the base metals and the precious metals from the electronic components and the non-metallic materials and to separate the electronic components from the non-metallic materials. The rotatable drum is configured to agitate the recyclable materials and to wash the recyclable materials with the separating solution. The electronic components, non-metallic materials, base metals, and precious metals are each separately removable from the separating solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Behrouz Kawarizadeh
  • Patent number: 10751793
    Abstract: The invention provides magnesium alloys for high temperature applications that combine excellent castability with superior corrosion resistance, and with good creep resistance, ductility, impact strength, and thermal conductivity. The alloys contain mainly Al, La, Ce, and Mn, and are particularly useful for high-pressure die casting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Boris Bronfin, Nir Nagar, Nir Moscovitch, Meir Cohen
  • Patent number: 10510471
    Abstract: A composition for bonded magnets according to the present invention contains from 88% by mass to 91% by mass (inclusive) of a samarium-iron-nitrogen magnet powder having an average particle diameter of from 1.8 ?m to 2.8 ?m (inclusive), from 0.5% by mass to 2.5% by mass (inclusive) of a polyamide elastomer having a tensile elongation at break of 400% or more and a bending modulus of elasticity of 100 MPa or more, from 0.5% by mass to 2.0% by mass (inclusive) of carbon fibers having fiber diameters of from 10 ?m to 12 ?m (inclusive) and from 0.3% by mass to 1.0% by mass (inclusive) of a carboxylic acid ester, with the balance made up of a polyamide resin which is composed of a polyamide 12 having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of from 4,500 to 7,500 (inclusive) as determined by molecular weight distribution measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuda, Kenji Muraoka, Toshiya Iwai, Junichi Ishii, Atsushi Kawamoto, Naoki Kitahara, Isao Shibuya, Yasuhiro Yamagata
  • Patent number: 10221471
    Abstract: 3000-series aluminum alloy sheet which has a high strength enabling application to automobile body panel and excellent in bendability and shape freezability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Handa, Kiyomi Tsuchiya, Toshiya Anami