Patents Examined by Lois Zheng
  • Patent number: 10100382
    Abstract: A rolled foil formed of the Fe—Cu alloy according to an embodiment of the present invention is manufactured to consist of 3 to 30 wt % iron and 70 to 97 wt % copper having a thickness of 100 ?m to 10 ?m, by casting a molten metal of a Fe—Cu parent alloy and a metal copper into a slab, heat-treating the slab, and roll-milling the heat-treated slab by using a multi-pass rolling mill with the total reduction ratio of 90% or higher. In this regard, the Fe—Cu alloy rolled foil according to the present invention provides an effect of shielding electromagnetic waves of 80 dB or more within high frequencies ranging between 1 GHz to 1.5 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KC GLASS & MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungouk Shin, Joongpil Shin
  • Patent number: 10086480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flux composition for use in brazing of an aluminum alloy material and includes a flux component [A] containing KAlF4; and a fluoride [B] containing an element other than Group 1 elements and Group 2 elements and containing no potassium (K). Also disclosed is a brazing sheet which includes an aluminum alloy core; a filler material lying on or over at least one side of the core; and a flux layer lying on or over one side of the filler material and including the flux composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kobayashi, Motohiro Horiguchi, Koichi Sakamoto, Toshiki Ueda, Shimpei Kimura, Takahiro Izumi
  • Patent number: 10076784
    Abstract: A liquid containing receptacle having a filter is disclosed that in one form includes a nozzle. The filter includes a passage having a portion with a size that restricts the flow of a liquid there through unless sufficient pressure is applied to overcome a liquid and filter property such as surface tension. The pressure in the liquid at the filter can be varied by changing a gas overpressure above a surface of the liquid, changing a head height of the liquid, and/or changing the liquid and filter property, among possible others. In one embodiment the liquid containing receptacle can be used to contain a molten metal that is used in an investment casting mold. The molten metal can be selectively poured into a mold by selectively changing pressure of the molten metal at the filter or by changing the pressure at which molten metal flows through the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Withey, Max Eric Schlienger
  • Patent number: 10072327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for coating a metal strip, in which a layer of an oxidizable metal or an oxidizable metal alloy or a metal oxide is vacuum-deposited on a metal strip precoated with zinc or with a zinc alloy, the coated metal strip is then coiled, and the wound coil undergoes a static diffusion treatment so as to obtain a strip having a coating that comprises, in the upper portion, a layer of an alloy formed by diffusion of the oxidizable metal or the oxidizable metal alloy in all or part of the zinc or zinc alloy layer, and also to equipment for implementing the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ARCELORMITTAL INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO SL
    Inventors: Luc Vanhee, Maxime Monnoyer, Bruno Schmitz, Benoit Deweer, Eric Silberberg, Qi He
  • Patent number: 10072338
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface conditioning composition having a surface conditioning function that is even more superior as compared with conventional surface conditioning compositions. A surface conditioning composition is provided for use in surface conditioning of a metal prior to being subjected to a phosphate-based chemical conversion treatment, in which the surface conditioning composition has a pH of 3 to 12, and includes nearly spherical zinc phosphate particles having an average particle diameter from 0.05 ?m to 3 ?m, and in which the zinc phosphate particles are produced by mixing at least one kind of zinc compound particles selected from the group consisting of zinc oxide, zinc hydroxide, and basic zinc carbonate with phosphoric acid and/or condensed phosphoric acid to allow for their reaction in an acidic aqueous solution having a pH lower than 7, and dispersing and stabilizing by a dispersion means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Yusuke Wada, Masanobu Futsuhara
  • Patent number: 10047424
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy for the manufacture of semi-finished products or components of motor vehicles, a method for the manufacture of a strip made of an aluminum alloy according to the invention, a corresponding aluminum alloy strip or sheet as well as a structural component of a motor vehicle consisting of an aluminum alloy sheet which includes the following alloy components in % by weight: 0.6%?Si?0.9%, 0.6%?Fe?1.0%, Cu?0.1%, 0.6%?Mn?0.9%, 0.5%?Mg?0.8%, Cr?0.05%, the remainder Al and impurities, individually up to a maximum of 0.05% by weight, in total up to a maximum of 0.15% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hentschel, Simon Miller-Jupp, Henk-Jan Brinkman, Olaf Engler
  • Patent number: 10041154
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy sheet includes an aluminum alloy substrate having a composition containing, by mass percentage, 3.0 to 4.0% of magnesium, 0.2 to 0.4% of manganese, 0.1 to 0.5% of iron, not less than 0.03% but less than 0.10% of copper, and less than 0.20% of silicon, with the remainder being aluminum and unavoidable impurities. A peak concentration of a copper concentration distribution in a thickness direction in a region at a depth of 15 nm to 200 nm from the surface of the aluminum alloy substrate is equal to or more than 0.15%, and the aluminum alloy substrate has a recrystallized structure with an average grain size of 15 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hirayama, Pizhi Zhao, Takeshi Handa, Toshiya Anami, Yusuke Nagaishi, Koji Itakura, Hirokazu Miyagawa, Tsutomu Hattori, Shigenori Yoshizawa, Akio Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10041150
    Abstract: A cold rollable beta titanium alloy is provided by the present disclosure that exhibits excellent tensile strength, and creep and oxidation resistance at elevated temperatures. In one form, the beta titanium alloy includes molybdenum in an amount ranging between 13.0 wt. % to 20.0 wt. %, niobium between 2.0 wt. % to 4.0 wt. %, silicon between 0.1 wt. % to 0.4 wt. %, aluminum between 3.0 wt. % to 5.0 wt. %, at least one of: zirconium up to 3.0 wt. % and tin up to 5.0 wt. %, oxygen up to 0.25 wt. %, and a balance of titanium and incidental impurities. Additionally, the ranges for each element satisfies the conditions of: 6.0 wt. %?X wt. %?7.5 wt. %; and??(i) 3.5 wt. %?Y wt. %?5.15 wt. %, where??(ii) X wt. %=aluminum+tin/3+zirconium/6+10*(oxygen+nitrogen+carbon), and Y wt. %=aluminum+silicon*(zirconium+tin).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Titanium Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Phani Gudipati, Yoji Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10017861
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for treating metal substrates that include contacting the substrate with a pretreatment composition comprising a rare earth metal and a zirconyl compound. The present invention also relates to coated substrates produced thereby and further to substrates additionally coated with an electrophoretically applied coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Silvernail, Mark W. McMillen, Shan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10005912
    Abstract: An inorganic chromium-free metal surface treatment agent contains a compound X containing a metal X1, ionic species of which containing the metal X1 become cations in an aqueous solution, and a compound Y containing a metal Y1, ionic species of which containing the metal Y1 become anions in an aqueous solution, a total content of the compound X being from 0.01 to 10% by mass, a total content of the compound Y being from 0.01 to 10% by mass, a molar ratio of the metal X1 in the cation and the metal Y1 in the anion being from 0.1 to 5, the metal X1 being at least one member selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr and Al, the metal Y1 being at least one member selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Si, B and Al, and the metal surface treatment agent containing substantially no organic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Yusuke Miura, Toshiaki Shimakura
  • Patent number: 9999946
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having a good brazing property that prevents diffusion of molten filler material in a core material of the aluminum alloy brazing sheet during a brazing process and which has a superior corrosion resistance to an exhaust gas condensate water after the brazing process is disclosed. A method of manufacturing of the aluminum alloy brazing sheet also is disclosed. A high corrosion-resistant heat exchanger that employs the aluminum alloy brazing sheet also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Sadayuki Kamiya, Masaki Harada, Masafumi Saito, Taketoshi Toyoma, Makoto Ando, Yoshiyuki Oya, Akio Niikura, Yoichi Kojima
  • Patent number: 9994948
    Abstract: Method for producing oxide layers which protect against wear and/or corrosion on barrier layer-forming metals, preferably aluminum, magnesium and titanium, alloys and mixtures thereof by means of laser treatment, characterized in that on the surface a continuous near-surface oxygen-plasma is produced to form the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AHC OBERFLÄCHENTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Weidenbach, Peter Kurze, Hermann Hans Urlberger
  • Patent number: 9988723
    Abstract: The sublimation capability of a porous metal plate used in a sublimator is maintained by heating the porous metal plate at an elevated temperature in a flowing stream of oxygen for an extended period of time to form an oxidized surface. A short chain molecule, such as citric acid, is attached to the oxidized surface having multiple functional carboxylate groups and no hydrophobic tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Steele, William F. Oehler, Tony Rector
  • Patent number: 9970115
    Abstract: A pretreatment composition for metal that provides enhanced corrosion resistance, enhanced paint adhesion and reduced chip damage to a wide variety of metal substrates. The pretreatment is also cleaner because it is based on zirconium rather than zinc phosphates. The pretreatment coating composition in use preferably comprises 50 to 300 parts per million (ppm) zirconium, 0 to 100 ppm of SiO2, 150-2000 ppm of total fluorine and 10-100 ppm of free fluorine, 150 to 10000 ppm of zinc and 10 to 10000 ppm of an oxidizing agent and has a pH of 3.0 to 5.0, preferably about 4.0. The coating composition can optionally include 0 to 50 ppm of copper. The suitable oxidizing agents can be selected from a large group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Donald Vonk, Edis Kapic, Bruce Goodreau, Alvaro Bobadilla
  • Patent number: 9963787
    Abstract: The pretreatment agent for use before forming a coat by paint application of the present invention contains (A) one or more metal elements selected from a group consisting of zirconium, titanium and hafnium, (B) fluorine, (C) one or more coupling agents selected from an amino group-containing silane coupling agent, its hydrolyzate, and its polymer, and (D) a component of at least one of an allylamine and a polyallylamine, in which the ratio by mass of the coupling agent (C) to the component (D), (C/D) is 1 or more. The coating method by paint application of the present invention includes a chemical conversion treatment step of chemically treating a metal substrate with the pretreatment agent, and a step of forming a coat by paint application on the chemically-treated metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Teruzo Toi, Minoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 9963788
    Abstract: The underlying invention consists in an acidic aqueous concentrate that is based on a mixture of water-soluble compounds of the elements Zr and/or Ti, organosilanes and dispersed silicates suitable for the preparation of a conversion treatment solution. The invention thereby establishes a shelf stable (1K) product useful for the surface treatment industry. Such a (1K) product has not only the advantage of being easily converted into a working composition through dilution with water, but the working compositions themselves that originate from the (1K) product do confer superior corrosion resistance to metal substrates when used in a process for the conversion coating treatment. A conversion treatment solution obtainable from the acidic aqueous concentrate as well as a process for the corrosion-resistant treatment of metal surfaces are thus further objects of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Zongyue Wan
  • Patent number: 9934894
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a non-oriented electrical steel sheet includes: performing finish annealing of a cold-rolled steel strip; and forming a tension-applying type insulating film of not less than 1 g/m2 and not more than 6 g/m2 on a surface of the cold-rolled steel strip. The performing the finish annealing includes forming an oxide layer containing Al2O3 or (Al, Cr)2O3 and having a thickness of not less than 0.01 ?m and not more than 0.5 ?m on the surface of the cold-rolled steel strip with setting a temperature of the cold-rolled steel strip to not lower than 800° C. and not higher than 1100° C. in an atmosphere where when the total content of Si and Al of the cold-rolled steel strip is represented as X (mass %), a partial pressure ratio of water vapor to hydrogen is equal to or less than 0.005×X2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Yamazaki, Takeshi Kubota, Yousuke Kurosaki, Masahiro Fujikura, Takahide Shimazu
  • Patent number: 9926620
    Abstract: New 2xxx aluminum alloy bodies and methods of producing the same are disclosed. The new 2xxx aluminum alloy bodies may be produced by preparing the aluminum alloy body for post-solutionizing cold work, cold working by at least 25%, and then thermally treating. The new 2xxx aluminum alloy bodies may realize improved strength and other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Arconic Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev G. Kamat, John M. Newman, Ralph R. Sawtell, Jen C. Lin
  • Patent number: 9920416
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blackening treatment method for a black Cr—Co alloy plating film, the method comprising bringing a black Cr—Co alloy plating film having a Cr content of 1 to 15 wt. % into contact with a blackening treatment solution comprising an aqueous solution with a pH value of ?1 to 5. According to the present invention, the blackish color of a less blackish plating film formed from a plating bath containing trivalent chromium is enhanced to further improve decorativeness. Furthermore, the corrosion resistance of the film can be more improved by performing electrolytic chromate treatment after blackening treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: OKUNO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Katayama, Shingo Nagamine, Ryuichi Tamura
  • Patent number: 9915006
    Abstract: A production method of a member having a surface provided thereon with a chemical conversion coating includes a contacting step and a washing step. The contacting step causes a reactive-type chemical conversion treating acidic composition to contact with a base material having a metal-based surface thereby forming a chemical conversion coating on the metal-based surface of the base material. The washing step washes the base material having been subjected to the contacting step to obtain a member having a surface provided thereon with the chemical conversion coating. The reactive-type chemical conversion treating acidic composition contains a water-soluble trivalent chromium-containing substance, a water-soluble titanium-containing substance, and a carboxylic acid compound. The acidic composition is free from a water-soluble cobalt-containing substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: YUKEN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Hiramatsu