Patents Examined by Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 10227683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to high strength cold rolled steel sheet suitable for applications in automobiles, construction materials and the like, specifically high strength steel excellent in formability. In particular, the invention relates to cold rolled steel sheets having a tensile strength of at least 780 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hebesberger, Daniel Krizan, Stefan Paul, Andreas Pichler
  • Patent number: 10202664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to high strength cold rolled steel sheet suitable for applications in automobiles, construction materials and the like, specifically high strength steel excellent in formability. In particular, the invention relates to cold rolled steel sheets having a tensile strength of at least 980 MPa and a method for producing such steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH, KOBE STEEL, LTD
    Inventors: Daniel Krizan, Stefan Paul, Andreas Pichler, Michiharu Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10125404
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a raw material steel sheet for providing a high strength nonmagnetic austenitic stainless steel material that has a high elastic limit stress and excellent toughness. [Solution to Problem] An austenitic stainless steel sheet containing 0.12% or less of C, from 0.30 to 3.00% of Si, from 2.0 to 9.0% of Mn, from 7.0 to 15.0% of Ni, from 11.0 to 20.0% of Cr, and 0.30% or less of N, and further containing at least one kind of 3.0% or less of Mo, 1.0% or less of V, 1.0% or less of Nb, 1.0% or less of Ti, and 0.010% or less of B, all in terms of percentage by mass, with the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, having a component composition having a Ni equivalent of 19.0 or more, having a value of d?1/2 of 0.40 or more, wherein d (?m) represents an average austenitic crystal grain diameter, and having a property that provides a magnetic permeability ? of 1.0100 or less after subjected to cold rolling with an equivalent strain of 0.50 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Matsubayashi, Sadayuki Nakamura, Ryoji Hirota
  • Patent number: 10106874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to high strength cold rolled steel sheet suitable for applications in automobiles, construction materials and the like, specifically high strength steel sheet excellent in formability. In particular, the invention relates to cold rolled steel sheets having a tensile strength of at least 980 MPa and a method for producing such steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH, KOBE STEEL LTD
    Inventors: Stefan Paul, Daniel Krizan, Andreas Pichler, Michiharu Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10087333
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating composition comprising: (a) 10% to 99.9% by weight of resin based on the total weight of the coating composition; and (b) 0.1% to 20% by weight of a formaldehyde scavenger based on the total weight of the coating composition, wherein the formaldehyde scavenger has at least one active methylene hydrogen and is solid at room temperature. The invention relates to use of a coating composition for removing free formaldehyde from the environment, wherein the formaldehyde scavenger has at least one active methylene hydrogen and is solid at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Gaschler, Zhong Zeng, Akiko Tanabe, Zhaobin Zhang, Hexin Li, Cheng-Le Zhao
  • Patent number: 10072918
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include layered mesh containers and methods for using the containers to safely transport and dispose of airbag inflators having ammonium-nitrate-based propellant. For example, a container is provided that can hold multiple airbag inflators and withstand up to 4 moles of matter being deployed from an inflator having ammonium-nitrate-based propellant. The container can contain the inflator and any shrapnel associated with the explosion while also venting gases expelled as a result of the explosion. Various container designs are provided, along with methods for using these containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Captive Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John D. Keller
  • Patent number: 10060016
    Abstract: Polycrystalline materials are prepared by electrodeposition of a precursor material that is subsequently heat-treated to induce at least a threefold increase in the grain size of the material to yield a relatively high fraction of ‘special’ low ? grain boundaries and a randomized crystallographic texture. The precursor metallic material has sufficient purity and a fine-grained microstructure (e.g., an average grain size of 4 nm to 5 ?m). The resulting metallic material is suited to the fabrication of articles requiring high mechanical or physical isotropy and/or resistance to grain boundary-mediated deformation or degradation mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Iain Brooks, Klaus Tomantschger, Peter Lin, Karl Aust, Nandakumar Nagarajan, Francisco Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10053748
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the induction surface hardening of a ring surface of a workpiece, the ring surface and a hardening device having an induction coil being moved relative to one another in a treatment direction in a feed mode. A sprinkler is located downstream of the induction coil when seen in the direction of treatment and serves to heat the ring surface, starting from an initial zone to a final zone, by means of the induction coil and then to harden it by cooling the ring surface by means of the sprinkler, an unhardened soft zone being provided between the initial zone and the end zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP ROTHE ERDE GMBH
    Inventors: Marco Burtchen, Mathieu Langels, Bernd Stakemeier
  • Patent number: 10053758
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of a method for increasing the strength and toughness of a titanium alloy include plastically deforming a titanium alloy at a temperature in an alpha-beta phase field of the titanium alloy to an equivalent plastic deformation of at least a 25% reduction in area. After plastically deforming the titanium alloy in the alpha-beta phase field, the titanium alloy is not heated to or above the beta transus temperature of the titanium alloy. After plastic deformation, the titanium alloy is heat treated at a heat treatment temperature less than or equal to the beta transus temperature minus 20° F. (11.1° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ATI Properties LLC
    Inventor: David J. Bryan
  • Patent number: 10046305
    Abstract: Disclosed are a surface-modified superabsorbent polymer and a method of preparing the same, wherein a superabsorbent polymer is surface-modified with the addition of a water-soluble salt having a multivalent cation and superhydrophobic microparticles, thereby improving attrition resistance, permeability and absorption speed without significantly deteriorating the other properties thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-Jin Kim, Young-Sam Kim, Young-In Yang, Yeon-Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 10040685
    Abstract: An apparatus for the extraction of phosphorus from wastewater that includes a precipitation module and a retention module. The precipitation module includes a crystallization vessel, one or more inlets disposed in a lower region of the precipitation module and at least one outlet disposed in an upper region of the precipitation module. The retention module includes a sedimentation vessel, at least one inlet disposed in an upper region of the retention module and at least one outlet disposed in a lower region of the retention module. At least one outlet of the precipitation module is connected to at least one inlet of the retention module and at least one outlet of the retention module is connected to at least one inlet of the precipitation module. The volume VS of the sedimentation vessel is greater than/equal to 0.6 times the volume VC of the crystallization vessel (VS?0.6·VC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Eliquo Stulz GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Knörle
  • Patent number: 10040911
    Abstract: A method of preparing absorbent polymer granules is provided. The method of preparing fine particle granules according to the present disclosure may provide granules of which re-breaking is minimized due to a superior binding force between fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu Pal Kim, Chang Sun Han
  • Patent number: 10040731
    Abstract: A composite pyrotechnic product containing energetic charges in a plasticized binder includes a cured energetic polymer and at least one energetic plasticizer, wherein: the cured energetic polymer consists of a glycidyl azide polymer (GAP) having a number average molecular weight (Mn) lying in the range 700 g/mol to 3000 g/mol and cured via its hydroxyl terminal functions with at least one curing agent of polyisocyanate type; and the energetic charges present at a content in the range 50% to 70% by weight consisting, for at least 95% of their weight, of large crystals of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) and of small crystals of hexogen (RDX): the large crystals of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) being present at a content in the range 8% to 65% by weight; and the small crystals of hexogen (RDX) being present at a content in the range 5% to 55% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS SAFRAN LAUNCHERS SAS
    Inventors: Yves Longevialle, Martine Golfier, Fabienne Morin
  • Patent number: 10035577
    Abstract: A vehicle structure component reinforced by means of an area, a vehicle including such a vehicle structure component, and a corresponding method to reinforce a vehicle structure component are proposed. The area includes a compressive residual stress in a first direction and a compressive or tensile residual stress in a second direction being vertically aligned to the first direction, wherein the ratio of the compressive stress in the first direction and the compressive or tensile residual stress lies between ?0.2 and +1.0. Hence, the propagation direction of cracks in such areas is diverted, faster pressure equalization takes place, and further crack propagation is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Domenico Furfari, Elke Hombergsmeier
  • Patent number: 10029246
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of cleaning a diesel particulate filter. The method requires a step of contacting the diesel particulate filter with a cleaning composition containing one or more fatty acids or a derivative thereof. The one or more fatty acids or a derivative thereof may include a natural oil, such as a plant-based oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Dixon, Tommy D. Gleaton
  • Patent number: 10029231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous silica material having high selectivity to particular metal ions, and a method for preparing the same. Specifically, the present invention provides an organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous silica material and a method for preparing the same, wherein the organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous silica material has a closed pore form by capturing a functionalized silane compound in a nanoporous silica material, which is surface-modified with a functionalized silane compound, using a cyclic molecule, and enables the sensing and highly selective adsorption of various metals due to the incorporation of an organic ligand capable of adsorbing metal ions in pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Chang Sik Ha, Mathew Aneesh, Sung Soo Park, Parambadath Surendran
  • Patent number: 10029245
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present disclosure include methods of improving the activity of an at least partially non-active Fischer-Tropsch (“FT”) catalyst in a tubular FT reactor, which includes heating a heat transfer fluid (“HTF”) to a vapor state, using the heated HTF in the vapor state to achieve and maintain the at least partially non-active FT catalyst at a predetermined stage temperature; and exposing the at least partially non-active FT catalyst to at least one stage FT catalyst activity-related gas for a stage duration of time to increase the activity of the FT catalyst to a desired level. Other methods, systems and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SGCE LLC
    Inventors: Gary Stephen Futral, Govindarajan Raman
  • Patent number: 10023930
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a high strength stainless steel tube or pipe includes using an online heat treatment equipment line for a seamless steel tube or pipe in which a heating furnace for quenching, equipment for quenching, and a tempering furnace are used in the lower process of a rolling line, arranging cooling facilities capable of cooling a heat treated steel tube or pipe to a temperature of 20° C. or lower between the equipment for quenching and the tempering furnace, and cooling the heat treated steel tube or pipe to a temperature of 20° C. or lower before a tempering treatment is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Eguchi, Yasuhide Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10016746
    Abstract: A photoexcitation material includes: a wurtzite type solid solution crystal containing gallium, zinc, nitrogen and oxygen, wherein a peak (A) of an existence ratio of nitrogen or oxygen which is a first adjacent atom of the gallium or zinc and a peak (B) of an existence ratio of gallium or zinc which is a second adjacent atom of the gallium or zinc satisfy a relational expression of A>B in a relationship between a distance and the existence ratio of the adjacent atom of the gallium or zinc, the relationship being obtained from an extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihisa Anazawa, Yoshihiko Imanaka, Toshio Manabe, Hideyuki Amada, Sachio Ido, Fumiaki Kumasaka, Naoki Awaji
  • Patent number: 10016753
    Abstract: A baffle is installed on the wall of a regenerator vessel to push catalyst away from the wall to ensure adequate exposure to regeneration gas and complete combustion of coke from the catalyst. We have found that in deep beds, catalyst can flow down the walls and escape sufficient exposure to regeneration gas and undergo too little regeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Johnson, II, Paolo Palmas, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Quan Yuan, James W. Althoff