Patents Examined by Colleen P Dunn
  • Patent number: 10220442
    Abstract: A method of making a flux-coated binder includes treating metal binder slugs to have an adherent surface, adding a flux powder to the treated metal binder slugs, and distributing the flux powder on the adherent surface of the metal binder slugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mingdong Cai
  • Patent number: 10221629
    Abstract: A polycrystalline super hard construction has a body of PCD material and a plurality of interstitial regions between inter-bonded diamond grains forming the PCD material. The body also has a first region substantially free of a solvent/catalyzing material which extends a depth from a working surface into the body of PCD material. A second region remote from the working surface includes solvent/catalyzing material in a plurality of the interstitial regions. A chamfer extends between the working surface and a peripheral side surface of the body of PCD material. The chamfer has a height which is the length along a plane perpendicular to the plane along which the working surface extends between the point of intersection of the chamfer with the working surface and the point of intersection of the chamfer and the peripheral side surface of the body of PCD material. The depth of the first region is greater than the height of the chamfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Element Six Limited
    Inventors: Nedret Can, Habib Saridikmen, Roger William Nigel Nilen, Michael L. Doster, Anthony A. DiGiovanni, Matthew R. Isbell, Nicholas J. Lyons, Derek L. Nelms, Danny E. Scott
  • Patent number: 10213832
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sintered body and a production method therefor in which effects of pores remaining at a surface of the sintered body can be avoided without removing the pores by machining and plastic working, thereby obtaining strength equivalent to that of ingot materials. The sintered member comprises: a hardness distribution in which hardness contiguously varies from a surface to an inner portion; a Vickers hardness value of 730 or less at the surface; the maximum hardness of which portion exists in a region of 150 to 300 ?m from the surface; wherein the maximum hardness is a Vickers hardness value of 600 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Go Hagimoto, Tomoyuki Kohida, Katsuhiko Ueda, Kenzo Morita, Shuichi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10213901
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond abrasive elements made by incorporating low levels of at least one metal boride, the metal being selected from magnesium, calcium, aluminum, strontium, yttrium, zirconium, hafnium and chromium, and the rare earth metals, particularly cerium and lanthanum. The benefits of adding boron to polycrystalline diamond abrasive compacts are exploited together with simultaneously minimizing or eliminating the detrimental effects of the presence of oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Element Six Abrasives SA
    Inventors: Anine Hester Ras, Geoffrey John Davies
  • Patent number: 10215494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of operating an electric arc furnace containing (a) a furnace shell having a tapping hole and/or a slag door, (b) a furnace roof having a plurality of electrodes provided so as to face downwards, and (c) a rotating apparatus that rotates the furnace shell around a vertical axis relative to the electrodes, the method contains a rotating step of rotating the furnace shell relative to the electrodes during melting of a metal material, and a holding step of stopping the rotation when any one of the plurality of electrodes reaches a holding position that is previously set close to the tapping hole or the slag door, and holding the furnace shell at the holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tomita, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Akihiro Nagatani, Masato Ogawa, Kunio Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10208372
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet being a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet containing Si of 0.8 mass % to 7 mass %, Mn of 0.05 mass % to 1 mass %, B of 0.0005 mass % to 0.0080 mass %, each content of Al, C, N, S, and Se of 0.005 mass % or less, and a balance being composed of Fe and inevitable impurities and having a glass coating film made of composite oxide mainly composed of forsterite on the steel sheet surface, in which when glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDS) to the surface of a secondary coating film formed on the surface of the glass coating film under a predetermined condition is performed, a peak, of B, in emission intensity having a peak position in emission intensity different from a peak position, of Mg, in emission intensity is obtained and the peak position, of B, in emission intensity from the steel sheet surface is deeper than the peak position, of Mg, in emission intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiaki Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Ushigami, Kazumi Mizukami, Shuichi Nakamura, Norikazu Fujii, Norihiro Yamamoto, Masahide Urago
  • Patent number: 10208364
    Abstract: A Ni-based alloy comprises nitrides, of which an estimated largest size is an area-equivalent diameter of 12 ?m to 25 ?m, the estimated largest size of the nitrides being determined by calculating an area-equivalent diameter D which is defined as D=A1/2 in relation to an area A of a nitride with a largest size among nitrides present in a measurement field of view area S0 of an observation of the Ni-based alloy, repeatedly performing this operation for n times corresponding to a measurement field of view number n to acquire n pieces of data of the area-equivalent diameter D, arranging the pieces of data of area-equivalent diameter D in ascending order into D1, D2, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ikuo Okada, Masaki Taneike, Hidetaka Oguma, Yoshitaka Uemura, Daisuke Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Masato Itoh, Kenichi Yaguchi, Tadashi Fukuda, Takanori Matsui
  • Patent number: 10202309
    Abstract: A cBN sintered material cutting tool is provided. The cBN cutting tool includes a cutting tool body, which is a sintered material including cBN grains and a binder phase, wherein the sintered material comprises: the cubic boron nitride grains in a range of 40 volume % or more and less than 60 volume %; and Al in a range from a lower limit of 2 mass % to an upper limit Y, satisfying a relationship, Y=?0.1X+10, Y and X being an Al content in mass % and a content of the cubic boron nitride grains in volume %, respectively, the binder phase comprises: at least a Ti compound; Al2O3; and inevitable impurities, the Al2O3 includes fine Al2O3 grains with a diameter of 10 nm to 100 nm dispersedly formed in the binder phase, and there are 30 or more of the fine Al2O3 grains generated in an area of 1 ?m×1 ?m in a cross section of the binder phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Yumoto, Yosuke Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10202678
    Abstract: Method for heat treating a steel component (28, 36) comprising the steps of: a) carbonitriding the steel component (28, 36) at a temperature of 930-970° C., b) cooling the steel component (28, 36), d) re-heating the steel component (28, 36) to a temperature of 780-820° C. and d) quenching the steel component (28, 36). The method comprises the step of either e) performing a bainite transformation at a temperature just above the martensite formation temperature, transforming 25-99% of the austenite into bainite at the temperature and then increasing the temperature to speed up the transformation of the remaining austenite into bainite, or f) holding the steel component (28, 36) at an initial temperature (T1) above the initial martensite formation temperature (Ms), and lowering the initial temperature (T1) to a temperature (T2) that is below the initial martensite formation temperature (Ms) but above the actual martensite formation temperature during the bainite transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Thore Lund, Tobias Meyer, Staffan Larsson, Peter Neuman
  • Patent number: 10196730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for thermally treating workpieces, the device including a cooling chamber and two or more carburizing or heating chambers in which the workpieces are heated to a temperature of 950 to 1200° C. by means of radiation, such as direct heat radiation from a heating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Heuer, Klaus Löser, Gunther Schmitt, Gerhard Welzig
  • Patent number: 10196718
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel strip for cutlery, which has a composition containing, in mass %, 0.45 to 0.55% of C, 0.2 to 1.0% of Si, 0.2 to 1.0% of Mn, and 12 to 14% of Cr, and further contains Mo, with the balance made up of Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which Mo is contained in an amount of 2.1 to 2.8%, and the amount of formed M3C deposited by tempering is decreased to improve bending workability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihide Fukuzawa, Tomonori Ueno, Laura Ming Xu, Charles Samuel White
  • Patent number: 10196551
    Abstract: A fixed abrasive article having a body including abrasive particles contained within a bond material, the abrasive particles including shaped abrasive particles or elongated abrasive particles having an aspect ratio of length:width of at least 1.1:1, each of the shaped abrasive particles or elongated abrasive particles having a predetermined position or a predetermined three-axis orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIFS
    Inventors: Celine Colet, Kuo Gao, Srikanth Rapaka, Joseph Rich, Katherine M. Sahlin, Nilanjan Sarangi, Andrew B. Schoch
  • Patent number: 10195717
    Abstract: An abrasive tool can have a body including an abrasive portion with abrasive grains contained within a matrix material. A first reinforcing member can be contained within the body. The body can also include a porosity variation difference through at least half of a thickness of the body of not greater than 250% from a mean porosity of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIFS
    Inventors: Emmanuel C. Francois, Konstantin S. Zuyev, Muthu Jeevanantham, Anne M. Bonner, Michael W. Klett, Dean S. Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10196726
    Abstract: Provided is a high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet consisting of, in mass %, C: 0.01% to 0.2%, Si: 0% to 2.5%, Mn: 0% to 4.0%, Al: 0% to 2.0%, N: 0% to 0.01%, Cu: 0% to 2.0%, Ni: 0% to 2.0%, Mo: 0% to 1.0%, V: 0% to 0.3%, Cr: 0% to 2.0%, Mg: 0% to 0.01%, Ca: 0% to 0.01%, REM: 0% to 0.1%, B: 0% to 0.01%, P: less than or equal to 0.10%, S: less than or equal to 0.03%, O: less than or equal to 0.01%, one or both of Ti and Nb: 0.01% to 0.30% in total, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. The steel sheet has a structure in which a total volume fraction of tempered martensite or lower bainite is 90% or more, a dislocation density thereof is greater than or equal to 5×1013 (1/m2) and less than or equal to 1×1016 (1/m2) and 1×106 (numbers/mm2) or more iron-based carbides are included therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Azuma, Hiroshi Shuto, Tatsuo Yokoi, Yuuki Kanzawa, Akihiro Uenishi
  • Patent number: 10192679
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rare earth magnet includes: preparing a powder by preparing a rapidly-solidified ribbon by liquid solidification, and by crushing the rapidly-solidified ribbon; manufacturing a sintered compact by press-forming the powder; and manufacturing a rare earth magnet by performing hot deformation processing on the sintered compact to impart anisotropy to the sintered compact. In this method, the rapidly-solidified ribbon is a plurality of fine crystal grains. The powder includes a RE-Fe—B main phase and a grain boundary phase of a RE-X alloy present around the main phase. RE represents at least one of Nd and Pr. X represents a metal element. A nitrogen content in the powder is adjusted to be at least 1,000 ppm and less than 3,000 ppm by performing at least one of the preparation of the powder and the manufacturing of the sintered compact in a nitrogen atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Kano, Tetsuya Shoji, Osamu Yamashita, Daisuke Ichigozaki
  • Patent number: 10184162
    Abstract: There is described a process completely performed in aqueous phase, which provides a heat etching of lead glass with aqueous solutions of strong alkali followed by an electrolytic treatment of the suspension so obtained, in order to recover metallic lead and obtain soluble silicates, separated from insoluble silicates, both lead-free. The process also provides for the production of pure silica, derived from the soluble silicates, and a possible use thereof to increase the ratio between silica and sodium oxide, which characterizes the specifications of the soluble silicates. The electrolysis for the recovery of metallic lead is implemented in a cell in which the polarity of the electrodes is periodically reversed, to obtain the detachment of the metallic lead deposited on the cathodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hellatron S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Modica
  • Patent number: 10186651
    Abstract: An oxide superconducting wire of the invention includes a substrate, an intermediate layer which is laminated on a main surface of the substrate, has one or more layers having an orientation, and has one or more non-orientation regions extending in a longitudinal direction of the wire, and an oxide superconducting layer which is laminated on the intermediate layer, has a crystal orientation controlled by the intermediate layer, and has non-orientation regions located on the non-orientation regions in the intermediate layer and is formed into multiple filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Chihaya Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10174395
    Abstract: A method is provided including heating a workpiece beyond a transformation temperature. The workpiece has at least one internal surface that has a nominal diameter, and a transformation diameter that corresponds to the start of a transformation from a first state to a second state. The method includes inserting a quench plug assembly into the the workpiece. The quench plug assembly includes at least one contact surface. The at least one contact surface has a diameter that is larger than the nominal diameter and at least as large as the transformation diameter. The method includes quenching the workpiece with the quench plug assembly disposed in the bore of the workpiece. The at least one internal surface is contacted and restrained by the at least one contact surface while the workpiece transforms from the first state to the second state. Also, the method includes removing the quench plug assembly from the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Timothy M. De Hennis, Marco P. Ciccone
  • Patent number: 10174397
    Abstract: Titanium-free alloy which has great resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion and a high yield point in the strain-hardened state and includes (in wt %) a maximum of 0.02% C, a maximum of 0.01% S, a maximum of 0.03% N, 20.0-23.0% Cr, 39.0-44.0% Ni, 0.4-<1.0% Mn, 0.1-<0.5% Si, >4.0-<7.0% Mo, a maximum of 0.15% Nb, >1.5-<2.5% Cu, 0.05-<0.3% Al, a maximum of 0.5% Co, 0.001-<0.005% B, 0.005-<0.015% Mg, the remainder consisting of Fe and smelting-related impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Julia Rosenberg, Jutta Kloewer
  • Patent number: 10168392
    Abstract: A method includes producing an amorphous precursor to a nanocomposite, the amorphous precursor comprising a material that is substantially without crystals not exceeding 20% volume fraction; performing devitrification of the amorphous precursor, wherein the devitrification comprises a process of crystallization; forming, based on the devitrification, the nanocomposite with nano-crystals that contains an induced magnetic anisotropy; tuning, based on one or more of composition, temperature, configuration, and magnitude of stress applied during annealing and modification, the magnetic anisotropy of the nanocomposite; and adjusting, based on the tuned magnetic anisotropy, a magnetic permeability of the nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, SPANG, INC., U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Alex M. Leary, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Michael E. McHenry, Vladimir Keylin, Joseph Huth, Samuel J. Kernion