Patents Examined by Humera N. Sheikh
  • Patent number: 11572608
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy thick plate is formed of an aluminum alloy including Mg of 2.0 to 5.0 mass %, and has a plate thickness of 300 to 400 mm. A is 700 pieces/cm2 or less and B is 1.3 times or more as large as A, where (i) A (pieces/cm2) is a maximum value in numbers of crystallized products with a maximum length of 60 ?m or more per unit area in each of positions located at a center portion in a thickness direction and at positions of 0.39 Wa to 0.48 Wa in a plate width direction; and (ii) B (pieces/cm2) is a maximum value in numbers of crystallized products with a maximum length of 60 ?m or more per unit area in each of positions located at the center portion in the thickness direction and at positions of 0.12 Wa to 0.30 Wa in the plate width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kubo, Tatsuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 11575136
    Abstract: There is provided a metal member capable of effectively preventing a coating layer from peeling off from a base. The metal member in an embodiment is a metal member that is used in a solid-oxide type electrochemical stack, and includes: a base formed of ferritic stainless steel; and a metal film provided on the base, in which the metal film includes a first metal layer containing Co and a second metal layer made of Mn, and is a stack in which the first metal layer and the second metal layer are sequentially stacked from the side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko Inuzuka, Norikazu Osada, Masato Yoshino, Masahiro Asayama, Shohei Kobayashi, Tsuneji Kameda
  • Patent number: 11572601
    Abstract: This coated steel member includes: a steel sheet substrate having a predetermined chemical composition; and a coating formed on a surface of the steel sheet substrate and containing Al and Fe, in which the coating has a low Al content region having an Al content of 3 mass % or more and less than 30 mass % and a high Al content region formed on a side closer to a surface than the low Al content region and having an Al content of 30 mass % or more, a maximum C content of the high Al content region is 25% or less of a C content of the steel sheet substrate, a maximum C content of the low Al content region is 40% or less of the C content of the steel sheet substrate, and a maximum C content in a range from an interface between the steel sheet substrate and the coating to a depth of 10 ?m on a side of the steel sheet substrate is 80% or less of the C content of the steel sheet substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tabata, Daisuke Maeda
  • Patent number: 11572602
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet. The method comprises: hot rolling a slab to obtain a hot rolled sheet; subjecting the hot rolled sheet to hot band annealing as necessary; subjecting the hot rolled sheet to cold rolling; subjecting the cold rolled sheet to decarburization annealing; applying an annealing separator having MgO as a main component onto a surface of the decarburization annealed sheet and subjecting the decarburization annealed sheet to final annealing to form the forsterite film; and applying an insulating coating treatment liquid onto the final annealed sheet and subjecting the final annealed sheet to flattening annealing to form a tension-applying insulating coating. A difference in total tensions between one and opposite surfaces of the sheet is less than 0.5 MPa. A difference in tensions between the forsterite films in one and opposite surfaces of the sheet is 0.5 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Omura, Hirotaka Inoue, Seiji Okabe
  • Patent number: 11572603
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot-rolled steel strip having a tensile strength greater than 875 MPa and containing in mass-%: C 0.06-0.12, Si 0-0.5, Mn 0.70-2.20, Nb 0.005-0.100, Ti 0.01-0.10, V 0.11-0.40, whereby the total amount of V+Nb+Ti is 0.20-0.40 Al 0.005-0.150, B 0-0.0008, Cr 0-1.0, whereby the total amount of Mn+Cr is 0.9-2.5, Mo 0-0.5, Cu 0-0.5, Ni 0-1.0, P 0-0.05, S 0-0.01, Zr 0-0.1 Co 0-0.1 W 0-0.1 Ca 0-0.005, N 0-0.01, balance Fe and unavoidable impurities, and having a microstructure at ¼ thickness that is: at least 90% martensite and bainite with island-shaped martensite-austenite (MA) constituents, the remainder being: less than 5% polygonal ferrite and quasi-polygonal ferrite, less than 5% pearlite, less than 5% austenite, so that the total area percentage is 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: SSAB TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Mikko Hemmilä, Tommi Liimatainen, Ari Hirvi
  • Patent number: 11566317
    Abstract: An article comprises a body and a conformal protective layer on at least one surface of the body. The conformal protective layer is a plasma resistant rare earth oxide film having a thickness of less than 1000 ?m, wherein the plasma resistant rare earth oxide is selected from a group consisting of YF3, Er4Al2O9, ErAlO3, and a ceramic compound comprising Y4Al2O9 and a solid-solution of Y2O3—ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Vahid Firouzdor, Biraja Prasad Kanungo, Tom K. Cho, Vedapuram S. Achutharaman, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 11566318
    Abstract: An article comprises a body and a conformal protective layer on at least one surface of the body. The conformal protective layer is a plasma resistant rare earth oxide film having a thickness of less than 1000 ?m, wherein the plasma resistant rare earth oxide film is selected from a group consisting of an Er—Y composition, an Er—Al—Y composition, an Er—Y—Zr composition, and an Er—Al composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Vahid Firouzdor, Biraja Prasad Kanungo, Tom K. Cho, Vedapuram S. Achutharaman, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 11565299
    Abstract: The entirety or a part of this hot stamped product includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: 0.001% or more and less than 0.080%, Si: 2.50% or less, Mn: 0.01% or more and less than 0.50%, P: 0.200% or less, S: 0.0200% or less, sol.Al: 0.001% to 2.500%, N: 0.0200% or less, Cr: 0.30% or more and less than 2.00%, and a remainder: Fe and impurities, in which a metallographic structure contains, by vol %, ferrite: more than 60.0%, martensite: 0% or more and less than 10.0%, and bainite: 0% or more and less than 20.0%, a tensile strength is less than 700 MPa, and ?TS, which is a decrease in the tensile strength after a heat treatment at 170° C. for 20 minutes, is 100 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Haga, Kazuo Hikida
  • Patent number: 11566302
    Abstract: Provided is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet having better transformer iron loss property than conventional grain-oriented electrical steel sheets. A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet comprises: a steel substrate; a forsterite film on a surface of the steel substrate; and a Cr-depleted layer at a boundary between the steel substrate and the forsterite film, the Cr-depleted layer having a Cr concentration that is 0.70 times to 0.90 times a Cr concentration of the steel substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Omura, Hirotaka Inoue, Kunihiro Senda, Seiji Okabe
  • Patent number: 11566299
    Abstract: An iron-based alloy includes, in weight percent, carbon from about 0.75 to about 2 percent; manganese from about 0.1 to about 1 percent; silicon from about 0.1 to about 1 percent; chromium from about 3 to about 6 percent; nickel up to about 4 percent; vanadium from about 1 to about 3 percent; molybdenum from about 4 to about 7 percent; tungsten from about 4 to about 7 percent; cobalt from about 4 to about 7 percent; boron up to about 0.1 percent; nitrogen from about 0.001 to about 0.15 percent, aluminum from about 0.001 to about 0.6 percent, copper from about 0.1 to about 1 percent, sulfur up to about 0.3 percent, phosphorus up to about 0.3 percent, up to about 5 percent total of tantalum, titanium, hafnium and zirconium; iron from about 65 to about 80 percent; and incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: L.E. Jones Company
    Inventors: Cong Yue Qiao, David M Doll
  • Patent number: 11566319
    Abstract: An article comprises a body and a conformal protective layer on at least one surface of the body. The conformal protective layer is a plasma resistant rare earth oxide film having a thickness of less than 1000 ?m, wherein the plasma resistant rare earth oxide film consists essentially of 40 mol % to less than 100 mol % of Y2O3, over 0 mol % to 60 mol % of ZrO2, and 0 mol % to 9 mol % of Al2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Vahid Firouzdor, Biraja Prasad Kanungo, Tom K. Cho, Vedapuram S. Achutharaman, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 11561513
    Abstract: A timepiece component including a shaft-like portion including at least one pivot about a pivot axis, at least the material forming this shaft-like portion is a non-magnetic alloy containing at least silver and palladium and having a Vickers hardness of more than 450 HV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Blancpain SA
    Inventors: Alain Delizee, Cedric Reymond
  • Patent number: 11555234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to steel sheet realizing both formability and weldability. The steel sheet of the present invention is characterized in that at a surface layer part of a region down to 30 ?m from the surface of the steel sheet in the sheet thickness direction, Si oxide grains are present in 3000 to 6000/mm2 in number density, an average of natural logarithms of the particle sizes of the Si oxide grains measured in ?m units is ?2.0 to ?1.2, the standard error of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes is 0.6 or less, and the number of Si oxide grains with deviations of the natural logarithms of the particle sizes from the average larger than 2 times the standard error is 5% or less of the total number of Si oxide grains and at a position of ½ of the thickness of the steel sheet, the number density of the Si oxide grains is 1000/mm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Suzuki, Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 11557413
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present invention includes a silicon steel sheet as a base steel sheet, and when an average value of amplitudes in a wavelength range of 20 to 100 ?m among wavelength components obtained by performing Fourier analysis on a measured cross-sectional curve parallel to a sheet width direction of the silicon steel sheet is set as ave-AMPC100, ave-AMPC100 is 0.0001 to 0.050 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ushigami, Masato Mizokami, Shingo Okada, Yoichi Zaizen, Shinji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11554986
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for forming strengthened glass articles comprise providing an exchangeable glass substrate having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) between about 60×10?7°/C. to about 110×10?7°/C., depositing at least one decorative porous inorganic layer onto at least a portion of the surface of the glass substrate, wherein the decorative porous inorganic layer comprises a glass transition temperature (Tg)?450° C., a glass softening temperature (Ts)?650° C., wherein the difference in CTE values between the glass substrate and the decorative porous inorganic layer is within 10×10?7°/C.; and curing the glass substrate and the deposited decorative porous inorganic layer at a temperature greater than the Ts of the decorative porous inorganic layer; and chemically strengthening the cured glass substrate and the decorative porous inorganic layer thereon via ion exchange at a temperature below the Tg of the decorative porous inorganic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Philippe Lehuede, Marie Jacqueline Monique Comte
  • Patent number: 11549167
    Abstract: A steel plate plated with an aluminum-iron alloy for hot press forming can include a base steel sheet and an alloy plated layer formed on the base steel sheet. The alloy plated layer can include an alloyed layer (I) formed on the base steel sheet and containing, by weight, Al: 5-30%; an alloyed layer (II) formed on the alloyed layer (I) and containing, by weight, Al: 30-60%; and an alloyed layer (III) formed on the alloyed layer (II) and containing, by weight, Al: 20-50%. The alloy layer (II) can have a FeAl (Si) alloy phase dispersed and distributed therein, in which the FeAl (Si) alloy phase includes, by weight, Al: 20-50% and Si: 5-20%, and the number density of the FeAl (Si) alloy phase having a circle-equivalent diameter of 5 ?m or less 15 is 103/mm2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Seong-Woo Kim, Jin-Keun Oh, Sang-Heon Kim, Yeol-Rae Cho
  • Patent number: 11549172
    Abstract: A compound semiconductor has a high electron concentration of 5×1019 cm?3 or higher, exhibits an electron mobility of 46 cm2/V·s or higher, and exhibits a low electric resistance, and thus is usable to produce a high performance semiconductor device. The present invention provides a group 13 nitride semiconductor of n-type conductivity that may be formed as a film on a substrate having a large area size at a temperature of room temperature to 700° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fujioka, Kohei Ueno
  • Patent number: 11549190
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aluminum member including a mother material containing aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and an anodic oxide film on the surface of the mother material. The anodic oxide film has a barrier layer on the surface of the mother material, and a porous layer on the barrier layer), and the BET specific surface area of the anodic oxide film is 0.1 to 10.0 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syu Saito, Junji Nunomura
  • Patent number: 11542576
    Abstract: Aluminium alloys suitable for etched and anodized components, in particular aluminum extrusion alloys of the types containing Magnesium and Silicon, which after being extruded to any wide variety of forms for different applications such as house buildings and other building applications is subjected to etching in a conventional alkaline etching bath and subsequent anodizing, wherein the relation between Cu and Zn is controlled to avoid preferential grain etching and the ratio of Cu/Zn is below 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: NORSK HYDRO ASA
    Inventors: Øystein Bauger, Oddvin Reiso, Hans Bjerkaas, Tom Hauge, Snorre Kjørstad Fjeldbo
  • Patent number: 11542202
    Abstract: A refractory article including a body having central opening extending through at least a portion of the body, the central opening having a receiving surface having a convex curvature. In an embodiment, the body can include a coupling protrusion extending from a portion of an upper surface of the body and a coupling depression on a portion of a bottom surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Evgeniy E. Esjunin