Patents Examined by Jessee R. Roe
  • Patent number: 11326231
    Abstract: Provided are a Ni-based alloy for hot die having a high high-temperature compressive strength and a good oxidation resistance and being capable of suppressing the deterioration in the working environment and the shape deterioration, and a hot forging die made of the Ni-based alloy for hot die. The Ni-based alloy for hot die comprises, in mass %, W: 7.0 to 15.0%, Mo: 2.5 to 11.0%, Al: 5.0 to 7.5%, Cr: 0.5 to 3.0%, Ta: 0.5 to 7.0%, S: 0.0010% or less, one or two or more selected from rare-earth elements, Y, and Mg in a total amount of 0 to 0.020%, and the balance of Ni with inevitable impurities. In addition to the composition described above, one or two elements selected from Zr and Hf can further be contained in a total amount of 0.5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Tomonori Ueno, Chuya Aoki
  • Patent number: 11325182
    Abstract: A furnace for removing a molybdenum-alloy refractory metal core through sublimation comprising a retort furnace having an interior; a sublimation fixture insertable within the interior of the retort furnace, the sublimation fixture configured to receive at least one turbine blade having the molybdenum-alloy refractory metal core; a flow passage thermally coupled to the retort furnace configured to heat a fluid flowing through the flow passage and deliver the fluid to the molybdenum-alloy refractory metal core causing sublimation of the molybdenum-alloy refractory metal core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, Thomas DeMichael
  • Patent number: 11326230
    Abstract: A method for producing a high temperature component includes a shaping step of shaping a powder compact of a desired high temperature component shape using a specific powder shaping method, from an alloy powder of ?? precipitation strengthening-type Ni-based alloy, and a crystal grain coarsening step of coarsening a crystal grain size of the powder compact by heat treatment, wherein the powder compact contains 0.002% or more and 0.07% or less of C, and 5.40% or more and 8.40% or less of Al+Ti by mass percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Hibino, Kazushige Fujimitsu, Yoshimichi Nomura, Ryutaro Okada
  • Patent number: 11326218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling device (100) for cooling at least one element (150, 151) passing through said device, comprising a metal block (115), having a first side and a second side, and comprising a cooling channel (130) for cyrogenic gas. The at least one element (150, 151) can be guided along the sides of the first side of the metal block (115), the cooling channel (130) is at least partially in heat conductive connection with the second side of the metal block (115), and the cooling channel (130) has an attachment (131) on a first end for the entry of cryogenic gas and an attachment on a second end for the exit of cryogenic gas. The invention also comprises a hardening device having such a cooling device (100) and a method for cooling at least one element (150, 151) passing through said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Gerd Waning, Sebastian Berger
  • Patent number: 11326220
    Abstract: A method for producing a machine component excellent in pitting resistance characteristics and toughness includes a carburizing step, performed on a steel material containing 0.13-0.30% C and 0.90-2.00% Cr in mass % and at least one of Si, Mn, Ni, Mo, Nb, V, Ti, B, Al, and N, balance Fe and unavoidable impurities; heating the material to 850-1030° C. to attain carbon concentration in a surface of 0.8-1.5%; cooling the material at an average rate of 5° C./sec or lower from a temperature higher than the Acm point of a surface layer to a cooling end temperature that is at least 50° C. lower than the A1 point to cause the surface layer to have a pearlite or bainite structure with dispersion; spheroidizing annealing at a temperature not higher than the Acm point at the surface layer; heating the material to not higher than the Acm point at the surface layer; and performing tempering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Sato, Koji Yamamoto, Yusuke Hiratsuka, Kazuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11319617
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy which inhibits AGG, has a fine-grained structure having an ASTM grain size number of at least 8, and has high circularity. A method for producing a ring-rolled material of an Fe—Ni based superalloy having a composition of an Alloy 718 comprises: heating a ring-shaped material for ring rolling having the composition, in a temperature range of 900° C. to 980° C., and performing finishing ring rolling, as a finishing ring rolling step; heating the ring-rolled material that has been subjected to the finishing ring rolling, in a temperature range of 980 to 1010° C.; and correcting ellipticalness while expanding a diameter of the ring-rolled material by using a ring expander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Chuya Aoki, Tsuyoshi Fukui, Daigo Ohtoyo, Etsuo Fujita, Naoyuki Iwasa, Taku Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 11319616
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises, in weight percentages: an aluminum equivalency in the range of about 6.7 to 10.0; a molybdenum equivalency in the range of 0 to 5.0; at least 2.1 vanadium; 0.3 to 5.0 cobalt; titanium; and incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Patent number: 11319604
    Abstract: A cooling plate for use in a blast furnace is described. The cooling plate has a copper body having an inner face containing ribs parallel therebetween, having first extremities and separated by grooves having second extremities. At least one of these grooves containing at least a part of a multilayer protrusion extending between its second extremities and having at least one layer made of a wear resistant material that increases locally the wear resistance of the neighboring ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventor: Ignacio Herrero Blanco
  • Patent number: 11313014
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nickel-based superalloy material, which comprises 0.06 wt % or less carbon, 11.61˜11.93 wt % chromium, 1.52˜2.85 wt % titanium, 5.89˜6.08 wt % aluminum, 0.009 wt % or less boron, 0.07 wt % or less zirconium, 2.16˜2.18 wt % niobium, 4.22˜4.29 wt % molybdenum, and the balance being composed of nickel and incidental impurities, whereby the effect of obtaining the nickel-based superalloy with better mechanical properties can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tung-Chun Wu, Chao-Nan Wei, Hui-Yun Bor, Shea-Jue Wang
  • Patent number: 11317501
    Abstract: A deoxidation system for purifying target material for an EUV light source includes a furnace having a central region and a heater for heating the central region in a uniform manner. A vessel is inserted in the central region of the furnace, and a crucible is disposed within the vessel. A closure device covers an open end of the vessel to form a seal having vacuum and pressure capability. The system also includes a gas input tube, a gas exhaust tube, and a vacuum port. A gas supply network is coupled in flow communication with an end of the gas input tube and a gas supply network is coupled in flow communication with an end of the gas exhaust tube. A vacuum network is coupled in flow communication with one end of the vacuum port. A method and apparatus for purifying target material also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Georgiy Vaschenko, Peter Baumgart, Chirag Rajyaguru, Benjamin Sams, Armin Ridinger, Janine Kardokus
  • Patent number: 11313003
    Abstract: A tempering station for the partial heat treatment of a metal component, which includes an apparatus for the heat treatment of a metal component, and the use of at least one tangential nozzle in a tempering station for the partial heat treatment of a metal component. The tempering station for partial heat treatment of the metallic component comprises a processing plane disposed in the tempering station, the component being able to be disposed in said plane, and at least one nozzle which points to the processing plane and is provided and adapted for discharging a fluid stream for cooling at least a first sub-area of the component, wherein the at least one nozzle is a tangential nozzle. The tempering station and the apparatus make it possible in particular to adjust, as reliably and/or precisely as possible, a transition region between the different heat-treated sub-areas of the component, in particular to keep said region as small as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SCHWARTZ GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Reinartz, Jörg Winkel, Frank Wilden
  • Patent number: 11313004
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing FeNi ordered alloy having a L10 type order structure is provided. After a nitrification process for nitriding a powder sample of a FeNi disordered alloy arranged in a tube furnace is performed using a NH3 gas, a de-nitrification process for removing a nitrogen from the FeNi disordered alloy which is processed by the nitrification process is performed using a H2 gas. Thus, the L10 type FeNi ordered alloy with a regularity defined by S equal to or higher than 0.5 is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kura, Sho Goto, Yasushi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11306380
    Abstract: In a method for preparing a nickel-based alloy, an electrode is produced by VIM, VOF or VLF, heat-treated in a furnace between 500 and 1300° C. for 10 to 336 hours to reduce stresses and aging, the heat-treatment being conducted for at least 10 hours and at most 48 hours at 1000° C. to 1300° C., and cooled to between room temperature and less than 900° C., then remelted using ESR at 3.0 to 10 kg/minute to form an ESR block which is cooled to between room temperature and less than 900° C., and remelted again using VAR at 3.0 to 10 kg/minute and a remelting rate fluctuation range of less than 15%, preferably 10%, ideally 5%; the remelted VAR block is heat-treated between 500 and 1250° C. for 10 to 336 hours, then shaped into the desired product shape and dimension by hot or cold forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Bodo Gehrmann, Burkhard Erpenbeck
  • Patent number: 11298251
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to radiopaque implantable structures (e.g., stents) formed of cobalt-based alloys that comprise cobalt, chromium, tungsten, and nickel. Tungsten is present above its solubility limit (about 15%), but is still only present as a super-saturated, primarily single-phase material exhibiting an FCC microcrystalline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, Puneet Kamal Singh Gill, Pamela A. Kramer-Brown
  • Patent number: 11299797
    Abstract: Provided are a copper-containing, high-toughness and rapidly degradable magnesium alloy, a preparation method therefor and the use thereof, wherein same relate to the field of materials for oil and gas exploitation. When the magnesium alloy is in an as-cast state, an extrusion state or an aging state, a strengthening phase thereof mainly includes an Mg12CuRE-type long-period phase and an Mg5RE phase and an Mg2Cu phase, the Mg12CuRE-type long-period phase has a volume fraction of 3-60%, the Mg5RE phase has a volume fraction of 0.5-20%, and the Mg2Cu phase has a volume fraction of 0.5-15%, wherein RE is a rare-earth metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CHONGQING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jingfeng Wang, Shiqing Gao, Shijie Liu, Kui Wang, Fusheng Pan
  • Patent number: 11299794
    Abstract: A hot-forming line for producing hot-formed and press-quenched sheet-steel products includes a temperature control station for heating at least one sheet-metal blank, a hot-forming and press-quenching tool for hot forming and press quenching the heated sheet-metal blank and at least one blank gripper for gripping and transferring the sheet-metal blank before and/or after hot forming and press quenching. The at least one blank gripper forms at least one contact region with the sheet-metal blank during the gripping of the sheet-metal blank. Also, the at least one blank gripper is configured to cool the sheet-metal blank in the at least one contact region during gripping and transfer of the sheet-metal blank before hot forming and press quenching and/or heat the sheet-metal blank in the at least one contact region during gripping and transfer after hot forming and press quenching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raphael Koch, Maik Broda, Ferat Oezkan, Ilya Popov
  • Patent number: 11299761
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to metal alloys for biosensors. An electrode is made from the metal alloy, which more specifically can be a nickel-based alloy. The alloy provides physical and electrical property advantages when compared with existing pure metal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin V. Goodwin, Robert R. Newton, Ian S. Tribick, Ethan Fontaine
  • Patent number: 11293087
    Abstract: A method for carburizing a steel workpiece includes implementing between 1 and 30 consecutive carburizing cycles, each carburizing cycle including injecting carburizing gas in such a way as to increase the surface carbon rate until a predetermined higher rate is reached, a step of injecting a neutral gas so as to decrease the surface carbon rate of the workpiece until it reaches a predetermined lower rate, followed by a second phase of injection of the neutral gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
    Inventors: Bruno Petroix, André Marcarie
  • Patent number: 11293080
    Abstract: Disclosed are a magnesium die casting alloy, and an alloy composition for improving thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity. A magnesium die casting alloy includes an amount of about 0.5 to 2.0 wt % of aluminum (Al) and the balance magnesium (Mg), based on the total weight of the magnesium die casting alloy. Accordingly, an alloy, which has high thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity as compared to a conventional AZ91D magnesium alloy, is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, SJ Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byong-Soo Kim, Jung-Mok Lee, Dong-Keun Lee, Il Huh
  • Patent number: 11279989
    Abstract: Platinum-nickel-based ternary or higher alloys include platinum at about 65-80 wt. %, nickel at about 18-27 wt. %, and about 2-8 wt. % of ternary or higher additions that may include one or more of Ir, Pd, Rh, Ru, Nb, Mo, Re, W, and/or Ta. These alloys are age-hardenable, provide hardness greater than 580 Knoop, ultimate tensile strength in excess of 320 ksi, and elongation to failure of at least 1.5%. The alloys may be used in static and moveable electrical contact and probe applications. The alloys may also be used in medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Deringer-Ney, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Bowen, Edward Smith