Patents Examined by Jenny R Wu
  • Patent number: 11042120
    Abstract: The invention concerns a timepiece component containing a high-entropy alloy, the high-entropy alloy containing between 4 and 13 main alloying elements forming a single solid solution, the high-entropy alloy having a concentration of each main alloying element comprised between 1 and 55 at. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nivarox-FAR S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Charbon, Guido Plankert
  • Patent number: 11041222
    Abstract: The invention relates to a non-oriented electrical steel strip or sheet, in particular for electrical engineering applications, an electrical engineering component produced from such an electrical steel strip or sheet, a process for producing an electrical steel strip or sheet and the use of such an electrical steel strip or sheet in components for electrical engineering applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Olaf Fischer, Sebastian Sieron, Silke Strauss, Karl Telger, Marco Tietz, Anton Vidovic
  • Patent number: 11041228
    Abstract: Palladium-based ternary or higher alloys include palladium at about 45-55 wt %, copper about 32-42 wt %, silver at about 8-15 wt %, rhenium at about 0-5 wt %, and optionally one or more modifying elements at up to 1.0 wt %. The alloys are age-hardenable, provide hardness in excess of 350 HK (Knoop, 100 g load), have electrical conductivities above 19.5% IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard), have an elevated temperature strength above 100 ksi at temperatures up to 480° F. (250° C.), and remain ductile (tensile elongation>2%) in their fully age-hardened condition. The alloys may be used in static and moveable electrical contact and probe applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Deringer-Ney, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur S. Klein, Edward F. Smith, III, Srinath Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 11035022
    Abstract: Provided are a metal sheet, a method of producing a metal sheet, a method of producing a molded product of a metal sheet, and a molded product of a metal sheet, in which occurrence of surface roughness is inhibited. Provided are a metal sheet satisfying conditions (a1), (b1) or (c1) at the surface and a method for producing the metal sheet. Also provided are a method for producing a molded product of a metal sheet using the metal sheet, and a molded product of the metal sheet. (a1) The area fraction of crystal grains having a crystal orientation divergent by 20° or more from a (111) plane and by 20° or more from a (001) plane is from 0.25 to 0.35, and the average crystal grain size is less than 16 ?m. (b1) The area fraction of crystal grains having a crystal orientation divergent by 20° or more from a (111) plane and by 20° or more from a (001) plane is from 0.15 to 0.30, and the average crystal grain size is 16 ?m or more. (c1) The area fraction of crystal grains with a Taylor Factor value from 3.0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kubo, Yoshiaki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11035032
    Abstract: Low temperature gas carburization of stainless steel using acetylene as the carburizing specie is carried out under soft vacuum conditions in the presence of hydrogen or other companion gas. Carburization is made to go faster by including HCl or other carbon-free, halogen-containing activating compound in the carburizing gas being fed to the carburization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Sunniva R. Collins, Gerhard H. Schiroky, Steven V. Marx, Peter C. Williams
  • Patent number: 11035053
    Abstract: Disclosed are ruthenium nanoparticles having an essentially face-centered cubic structure. Disclosed is a method for producing ruthenium nanoparticles having an essentially face-centered cubic structure. This production method includes a step (i) of maintaining a solution containing ruthenium (III) acetylacetonate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, and triethylene glycol at a temperature of 180° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kitagawa, Kohei Kusada
  • Patent number: 11028457
    Abstract: A method of heat treating a fastening member having a head portion, a shank portion, and a thread portion includes hardening the fastening member to a first hardness value. Hardening of the fastening member includes heating the fastening member at a first pre-set temperature value. The method also includes tempering the fastening member at a second pre-set temperature value to a second hardness value. The method further includes induction tempering the thread portion of the fastening member. Induction tempering of the thread portion includes heating the thread portion at a third pre-set temperature value to a third hardness value. The third hardness value of the thread portion is less than the second hardness value of the head portion and the shank portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Tianjun Liu
  • Patent number: 11028458
    Abstract: When a zone surrounded by a grain boundary that is measured to be 5.0° or more by an EBSD analysis is assumed to be a grain, and when a K value is a value obtained by multiplying an average value of Image Qualities in a grain by 10?3, a Y value is an average crystal misorientation (°) in the grain, a metallic phase 1 is a metallic phase the K value of which is less than 4.000, a metallic phase 2 is a metallic phase the K value of which is 4.000 or more and the Y value of which is 0.5 to 1.0, a metallic phase 3 is a metallic phase the K value of which is 4.000 or more and the Y value of which is less than 0.5, and a metallic phase 4 is a metallic phase that falls under none of metallic phases 1 to 3, there is provided a steel sheet that has a predetermined chemical composition and includes a microstructure including, in area percent, a metallic phase 1: 1.0% or more and less than 35.0%, a metallic phase 2: 30.0% or more and 80.0% or less, a metallic phase 3: 5.0% or more and 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Masafumi Azuma, Akihiro Uenishi, Eisaku Sakurada, Tatsuo Yokoi, Genichi Shigesato
  • Patent number: 11021771
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, Si: 3.0% to 4.0%, Mn: 1.0% to 3.3%, P: more than 0% and less than 0.030%, S: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, sol. Al: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, N: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, O: 0.0110% to 0.0350%, Sn: 0% to 0.050%, Sb: 0% to 0.050%, Ti: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which Sn+Sb: 0.050% or less, Si?0.5×Mn: 2.0% or more, and an O content in a sheet thickness central portion excluding a surface layer portion which is a range from a front surface and a rear surface to a position of 10 ?m in a depth direction is less than 0.0100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yashiki, Yoshiaki Natori, Kazutoshi Takeda, Susumu Mukawa, Takuya Matsumoto, Koji Fujita, Takashi Morohoshi, Masafumi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11014162
    Abstract: Ti-based metal matrix composites, methods of their additive manufacture, and parts manufactured therefrom and thereby are provided. Method include layer-by-layer additive manufacturing for fabricating Ti-based metal matrix composite parts thicker than 0.5 mm, in layers with thickness between 10-1000 micrometers. The parts formed may have one or more of the following properties: a tensile strength greater than 1 GPa, a fracture toughness greater than 40 MPa m1/2, a yield strength divided by the density greater than 200 MPa cm3/g, and a total strain to failure in a tension test greater than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Douglas C. Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11014138
    Abstract: A high-frequency heating method for a hot stamping process includes: a first heating step of high-frequency heating a steel sheet, which has an aluminum (Al) coating layer formed on an iron (Fe)-based base material, to a first target temperature at a first heating rate; a second heating step of melting the coating layer by high-frequency heating the steel sheet, which has passed through the first heating step, to a second target temperature at a second heating rate, wherein the second heating rate is lower than the first heating rate; and a third heating step of high-frequency heating the steel sheet, which has passed through the second heating step, to a third target temperature at a third heating rate, wherein the third heating rate is lower than the second heating rate. A compound is formed by a reaction between a material of the coating layer and a material of the base material in the second heating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: MS AUTOTECH CO., LTD., MYUNGSHIN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Yong Park, Jae Sung Kim, Won Ik Eom
  • Patent number: 11008633
    Abstract: A steel containing C: not more than 0.0050%, Si: 0.1-5.0%, Mn: 0.02-3.0%, sol. Al: not more than 0.0050%, P: not more than 0.2%, S: not more than 0.0050%, N: not more than 0.0040%, T. Ca: 0.0010-0.0080%, T. O: not more than 0.0100% and having (T. Ca/T. O) of not less than 0.50 but not more than 2.0 by decarburizing to a C content of not more than 0.0050%, adding Si, decreasing Al as much as possible, and adding Ca is melted to form a slab. The slab is subjected to a hot rolling at a coiling temperature of not lower than 550° C., a cold rolling and a finish annealing, or the slab is subjected to a hot rolling, a hot band annealing at a temperature of 900-1150° C., a cold rolling and a finish annealing to thereby produce a non-oriented electrical steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Uesaka, Tadashi Nakanishi, Seiji Nabeshima, Tomoyuki Okubo, Yoshihiko Oda, Hiroaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11001907
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide magnesium oxide for an annealing separator which is useful for obtaining grain-oriented electromagnetic steel sheets with excellent magnetic properties and insulating properties. To resolve the above object, an aspect of the present invention resides in magnesium oxide for an annealing separator which has an adhesion water content and a hydration water content each falling in the quadrilateral region defined by the following points a to d as the vertices in a graph representing the adhesion water content-hydration water content relationship: a: adhesion water content: 0.25 mass %, hydration water content: 0.1 mass % b: adhesion water content: 0.60 mass %, hydration water content: 0.1 mass % c: adhesion water content: 0.40 mass %, hydration water content: 6.0 mass % d: adhesion water content: 0.20 mass %, hydration water content: 6.0 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tsubasa Migita, Yutaka Hiratsu, Tadasuke Kamei
  • Patent number: 10995382
    Abstract: The invention provides a production method for stabilizers which produces with high productivity in a compact production line, without tempering. The production method for stabilizers of the invention includes: forming a steel bar material containing at least C: 0.15 wt % to 0.39 wt %, Mn, B and Fe into a product shape by bending; and quenching the bent steel bar material in a medium having a heat transfer coefficient higher than or close to that of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kuwatsuka, Yurika Okudaira, Akira Tange, Hideki Okada, Ken Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10995393
    Abstract: When a Si content (mass %) is set to [Si], an Al content (mass %) is set to [Al], and a Mn content (mass %) is set to [Mn], a parameter Q represented by “Q=[Si]+2[Al]?[Mn]” is 2.00 or more, the total mass of S contained in sulfides or oxysulfides of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ce, La, Nd, Pr, Zn, or Cd is 40% or more of the total mass of S contained in a non-oriented electrical steel sheet, a {100} crystal orientation intensity is 3.0 or more, a thickness is 0.15 mm to 0.30 mm, and an average crystal grain diameter is 65 ?m to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubota, Takashi Morohoshi, Masafumi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10991494
    Abstract: When a Si content (mass %) is set to [Si], an Al content (mass %) is set to [Al], and a Mn content (mass %) is set to [Mn], a parameter Q represented by “Q=[Si]+2[Al]?[Mn]” is 2.00 or more, the total mass of S contained in sulfides or oxysulfides of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ce, La, Nd, Pr, Zn, or Cd is 40% or more of the total mass of S contained in a non-oriented electrical steel sheet, a {100} crystal orientation intensity is 3.0 or more, a thickness is 0.15 mm to 0.30 mm, and an average crystal grain diameter is 65 ?m to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubota, Takashi Morohoshi, Masafumi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10968504
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an austenitic stainless alloy including in weight % (wt %): C less than 0.03; Si less than 1.0; Mn less than or equal to 1.2; Cr 26.0 to 30.0; Ni 29.0 to 37.0; Mo 6.1 to 7.1 or (Mo+W/2) 6.1 to 7.1; N 0.25 to 0.36; P less than or equal to 0.04 S less than or equal to 0.03; Cu less than or equal to 0.4; and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities. The austenitic stainless alloy has a low content of manganese in combination with a high content of nitrogen. The present disclosure also relates to the use of the austenitic stainless alloy, especially in highly corrosive environments and to products made of thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Ulf Kivisakk, Karin Antonsson, Peter Stenvall
  • Patent number: 10968503
    Abstract: When a Si content (mass %) is set to [Si], an Al content (mass %) is set to [Al], and a Mn content (mass %) is set to [Mn], a parameter Q represented by “Q=[Si]+2[Al]?[Mn]” is 2.00 or more, the total mass of S contained in sulfides or oxysulfides of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ce, La, Nd, Pr, Zn, or Cd is 10% or more of the total mass of S contained in a non-oriented electrical steel sheet, a {100} crystal orientation intensity is 3.0 or more, a thickness is 0.15 mm to 0.30 mm, and an average crystal grain diameter is 65 ?m to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubota, Takashi Morohoshi, Masafumi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10961610
    Abstract: Provided according to one embodiment of the present invention are a non-magnetic steel material and a method for manufacturing the same. The steel material comprises 15-27 wt % of manganese, 0.1-1.1 wt % of carbon, 0.05-0.50 wt % of silicon, 0.03 wt % or less (0% exclusive) of phosphorus, 0.01 wt % or less (0% exclusive) of sulfur, 0.050 wt % or less (0% exclusive) of aluminum, 5 wt % or less (0% inclusive) of chromium, 0.01 wt % or less (0% inclusive) of boron, 0.1 wt % or less (0% exclusive) of nitrogen, and a balance amount of Fe and inevitable impurities, has an index of sensitivity of 3.4 or less, the index of sensitivity being represented by the following relational expression (1): [Relational expression 1]—0.451+34.131*P+111.152*Al?799.483*B+0.526*Cr?3.4 (wherein [P], [Al], [B] and [Cr] each mean a wt % of corresponding elements), and contains a microstructure with austenite at an area fraction of 95% or greater therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Un-Hae Lee, Sung-Kyu Kim, Soon-Gi Lee, Yong-Jin Kim, Hong-Yeol Oh
  • Patent number: 10961605
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for producing high-purity magnesium by semi-continuous distillation, comprising the following steps of: (1) melting crude magnesium or recycled mixed metal containing magnesium containing various impurities in a melting boiler; (2) feeding the molten crude magnesium into a second boiler by a magnesium liquid delivery pump, and maintaining a temperature of 665° C. to 700° C.; (3) sucking the high-temperature magnesium liquid into a crude distillation column in vacuum by a magnetic liquid suction pipe that is inserted into the intermediate boiler and connected to the crude distillation column. Magnesium is condensed into liquid in the rectification column, then discharged from a liquid seal of the rectification column, and ingoted in a refined magnesium die to obtain high-purity magnesium products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Wenxi Yuanhua Metallugry Material Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Guangdong Zhu, Junkang Ji, Jiqing Li