Patents Examined by George Wyszomierski
  • Patent number: 10434577
    Abstract: Provided is nickel powder obtained by adding seed crystals to a nickel ammine complex solution and performing hydrogen reduction reaction under high temperatures and high pressures, wherein the nickel powder does not produce dust during handling, and a container can be efficiently filled with the nickel powder. The method for producing nickel powder includes: adding seed crystals and a surfactant having a nonionic or anionic functional group to a solution containing a nickel ammine complex to forma mixed slurry; and subjecting the mixed slurry to hydrogen reduction under high temperature and high pressure conditions in a pressure vessel to obtain nickel powder from the mixed slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: KOCHI UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumichi Yanagisawa, Junhao Zhang, Kazuyuki Takaishi, Tomoaki Yoneyama, Shin-ichi Heguri, Hideki Ohara, Osamu Ikeda, Yohei Kudo, Yoshitomo Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10421126
    Abstract: A method of producing iron powder by a water atomization process may include preparing a molten metal in a tundish, discharging the molten metal in a free-falling manner by opening an orifice formed on a bottom of the tundish, and producing iron powder by spraying water onto the free-falling molten metal using a pair of water spraying nozzles, an angle formed by the water spraying nozzles being at least 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Hyun Gon Lyu, Joon Chul Yun
  • Patent number: 10408202
    Abstract: A swash plate includes 34.5 to 43.0 wt % of copper (Cu) and 0.5 to 2.8 wt % of silicon (Si), with a remainder of aluminum (Al) and other inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Hee Sam Kang
  • Patent number: 10407744
    Abstract: This method is for producing granular metallic iron in which the relation between the mass ratio (mass %) of the volatile matter content contained in a carbonaceous reducing agent and the average gas flow rate (m/s) of the ambient gas in a heating furnace fulfills expression (1). Mass ratio of volatile matter content??4.62×average gas flow rate+46.7 . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shorin O, Shuzo Ito
  • Patent number: 10391535
    Abstract: A process for making a shaped-part from a heat-treatable aluminum alloy blank comprises providing the blank in a hardened temper state, for instance the T6 or another suitable temper state. The as-provided blank is subjected to selective heating, such that a first portion of the blank is heated to a predetermined first temperature for a predetermined first length of time and a second portion of the blank is heated to a predetermined second temperature for a predetermined second length of time. The heated blank is then formed into the desired shape of the shaped-part, and is cooled to ambient temperature. The selective heating substantially increases ductility to facilitate forming of the blank into the desired shape of the shaped part, and provides desired mechanical properties within first and second portions of the shaped part corresponding to the first and second portions of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Shulkin, Maximilian Amtmann, William A. Kokosza, Aldo Van Gelder
  • Patent number: 10391554
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method for producing powder mixtures having uniform dispersion of ceramic particles within larger superalloy particles are provided, as are embodiments of superalloy powder mixtures. In one embodiment, the method includes producing an initial powder mixture comprising ceramic particles mixed with superalloy mother particles having an average diameter larger than the average diameter of the ceramic particles. The initial powder mixture is formed into a consumable solid body. At least a portion of the consumable solid body is gradually melted, while the consumable solid body is rotated at a rate of speed sufficient to cast-off a uniformly dispersed powder mixture in which the ceramic particles are embedded within the superalloy mother particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: James Piascik, Amer Aizaz, James J Cobb, James S Roundy
  • Patent number: 10391558
    Abstract: The present invention provides a power manufacturing apparatus capable of preventing particle growth when fine powder is formed through a fluid, the apparatus comprising: a molten steel providing part for providing molten steel; and a cooling fluid spraying part which is arranged at a lower part of the molten steel providing part and sprays a cooling fluid on the molten steel in order to pulverize the molten steel provided by the molten steel providing part, wherein the cooling fluid spraying part forms a first flow for cooling the molten steel so as to pulverize the molten steel and a second flow for forming a descending air current in the molten steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Tae-Jong Ha, Si-Won Yoon, Hae-Kwon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10384937
    Abstract: A method of generating hydrogen gas from the reaction of stabilized aluminum nanoparticles with water is provided. The stabilized aluminum nanoparticles are synthesized from decomposition of an alane precursor in the presence of a catalyst and an organic passivation agent, and exhibit stability in air and solvents but are reactive with water. The reaction of the aluminum nanoparticles with water produces a hydrogen yield of at least 85%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Christopher E. Bunker, K. A. Shiral Fernando, Elena A. Guliants, Marcus J. Smith, Barbara A. Harruff
  • Patent number: 10384262
    Abstract: A die casting method and apparatus are provided, thereby making it possible to produce a thin diecast product that has hitherto been considered impossible to realize, and a diecast product is also provided. A semi-solidified metallic material is formed having particles in solid phase of a particle size less than 30 ?m, and is thereupon injected into a die. A die casting machine has a sleeve into which a melt of metallic material is poured, and the semi-solidifying material there when it has a certain proportion of solid phase reached is injected into the die with a plunger to which pressure is applied. The melt of metallic material is poured into the sleeve so that the material occupies inside the sleeve at a proportion in vertical cross-sectional area of 30% or less. The particle size in this semi-solid material is held unvaried in a product as diecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masayuki Itamura, Kouichi Anzai
  • Patent number: 10384936
    Abstract: Methods for forming nanostructures of various shapes are disclosed. Nanocubes, nanowires, nanopyramids and multiply twinned particles of silver may by formed by combining a solution of silver nitrate in ethylene glycol with a solution of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) in ethylene glycol. Hollow nanostructures may be formed by reacting a solution of solid nanostructures comprising one of a first metal and a first metal alloy with a metal salt that can be reduced by the first metal or first metal alloy. Nanostructures comprising a core with at least one nanoshell may be formed by plating a nanostructure and reacting the plating with a metal salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
    Inventors: Younan Xia, Yugang Sun
  • Patent number: 10378085
    Abstract: A method is provided for recovering scandium values from scandium-bearing ores. The method includes providing a scandium-bearing ore; subjecting the scandium-bearing ore to atmospheric pressure acid leaching with sulfuric acid, thereby producing a first, scandium-bearing solution containing ferric (Fe3+) ions; subjecting the first solution to hydrothermal processing, thereby precipitating from the first solution a material selected from the group consisting of hematite and basic iron sulfates and generating a second, scandium-bearing solution; and recovering scandium values from the second solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Scandium International Mining Corp.
    Inventor: Willem P. C. Duyvesteyn
  • Patent number: 10370771
    Abstract: A Cu core ball and a method of manufacturing such a Cu core ball. Purity of the Cu internal ball is at least 99.9% and not greater than 99.995%. A total contained amount of Pb and/or Bi in impurity contained in the Cu ball is equal to or larger than 1 ppm. Its sphericity is at least 0.95. A solder plating film coated on the Cu ball is of Sn solder or a lead free solder alloy whose primary component is Sn. In the solder plating film, a contained amount of U is not more than 5 ppb and that of Th is not more than 5 ppb. A total alpha dose of the Cu ball and the solder plating film is not more than 0./0200 cph/cm2. An arithmetic average roughness of the Cu core ball is equal to or less than 0.3 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kawasaki, Takahiro Roppongi, Daisuke Soma, Isamu Sato
  • Patent number: 10369631
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for recycling waste cemented carbide by molten salt chemistry, comprising the steps of: (1) carrying out vacuum dehydration on a molten salt media; (2) carrying out oxidation-dissolution reaction on waste cemented carbide in the molten salt media; (3) carrying out deoxidation treatment on a molten salt system; (4) carrying out thermal reduction reaction on the molten salt system; and (5) washing, filtering and vacuum drying obtained mixture by thermal reduction reaction to carry out separation and collection of the molten salt media and waste cemented carbide nanopowder. Compared with existing method for recycling waste cemented carbide, the invention has the advantages of short flow, simple equipment, low energy consumption, and excellent recycled products. Moreover, the invention doesn't produce solid/gas/liquid harmful substances to pollute the environment, and can create enormous economic and social benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Na Wang
  • Patent number: 10364477
    Abstract: Processes for producing continuous bulk forms of iron-silicon alloys and bulk forms produced thereby. Such a bulk form is continuous in a longitudinal direction thereof and has a continuous cross-sectional form transverse to the longitudinal direction. The bulk form is formed of an Fe—Si alloy and has a crystallographic texture that comprises <111> and {110} fibers that are inclined relative to the longitudinal direction. The bulk form may be produced by a process that includes deforming a solid body formed of an Fe—Si alloy with a cutting tool in a single step to continuously produce a continuous bulk form from material obtained from the solid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Andrew Benjamin Kustas, Dinakar Sagapuram, Kevin Paul Trumble, Srinivasan Chandrasekar
  • Patent number: 10367204
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an aluminum alloy foil for an electrode current collector, the foil having a high post-drying strength after application of an active material while keeping a high electrical conductivity. Disclosed is an aluminum alloy foil for an electrode current collector, comprising 0.03 to 0.1 mass % (hereinafter, “mass %” is simply referred to as “%”) of Fe, 0.01 to 0.1% of Si, and 0.0001 to 0.01% of Cu, with the rest consisting of Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein the aluminum alloy foil after final cold rolling has a tensile strength of 180 MPa or higher, a 0.2% yield strength of 160 MPa or higher, and an electrical conductivity of 60% IACS or higher; and the aluminum alloy foil has a tensile strength of 170 MPa or higher and a 0.2% yield strength of 150 MPa or higher even after the aluminum alloy foil is subjected to heat treatment at any of 120° C. for 24 hours, 140° C. for 3 hours, and 160° C. for 15 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: UACJ Corporation, UACJ Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Seki, Satoshi Suzuki, Tomohiko Furutani, Kenji Yamamoto, Koichi Ashizawa
  • Patent number: 10357826
    Abstract: An improved aluminum alloy powder metal includes silicon additions. When this improved powder metal with silicon additions is sintered to form a sintered component, the resultant component exhibits many improved mechanical strength properties and improved thermal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GKN Sinter Metals, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Paul Bishop, Richard L. Hexemer, Jr., Ian Donaldson, Randy Williams Cooke
  • Patent number: 10350678
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a metal nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kwanghyun Kim, Gyo Hyun Hwang, Sang Hoon Kim, Jun Yeon Cho
  • Patent number: 10350685
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for preparing metal nanoparticles, and particularly, to a method for preparing metal nanoparticles, the method including reacting a hydrazine-carbon dioxide binded compound with a metal oxide or a metal ion compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Nam Hwi Hur, Byeongno Lee, Kyu Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10344349
    Abstract: A method for treating sheet metal is disclosed. An amorphous mass containing an alloying element is applied onto a first area of a surface of the metal sheet. A second area of the surface is kept free of the amorphous mass. The amorphous mass and at least the first area of the metal sheet are heated in order to alloy the alloying element into the first area of the metal sheet while the second area remains unalloyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Hartmut Baumgart, Ronald Sanders
  • Patent number: 10343726
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a formed aluminum alloy automotive structural part or a body-in-white (BIW) part of a motor vehicle, including the steps of: providing a rolled aluminum alloy bare or composite sheet product having a gauge of about 0.5 mm to 4 mm, wherein the sheet product includes at least one layer an AA7xxx-series aluminum alloy, the sheet product having been subjected to solution heat treatment and quenching followed by at least 1 day of natural ageing; subjecting the naturally aged sheet product to reversion annealing treatment, namely a heat treatment at a temperature between 100° C. and 350° C. during 0.1 to 60 seconds; optionally subjecting the heated sheet product to forced cooling operation; within 2 hours, preferably within 30 minutes, from the reversion annealing treatment, forming the sheet product to obtain a three-dimensionally formed automotive structural part or body-in-white (BIW) part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALERIS ALUMINUM DUFFEL BVBA
    Inventors: Axel Alexander Maria Smeyers, Sunil Khosla