Patents by Inventor Bodo Gehrmann

Bodo Gehrmann has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220243306
    Abstract: Nickel-cobalt alloy for powder, wherein the contents (in wt %) are defined as follows: C>0-max. 0.1% S max. 0.015% Cr 13-23% Ni the rest (>30%) Mn max. 1.0% Si max. 1.0% Mo 1-6% Ti>0-3% Nb+Ta 3-8% Cu max. 0.5% Fe>0-max. 10% Al>0-<4.0% V up to 4% Zr>0-max. 0.1% Co>12-<35% W up to 4% Hf up to 3.0% O max. 0.1% N>0-max. 0.1% Mg>0-max. 0.01% B>0-max. 0.02% P>0-max. 0.03% Ar 0-max. 0.08% Se max. 0.0005% Bi max. 0.00005% Pb max. 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Bodo GEHRMANN, Tatiana HENTRICH, Christina SCHMIDT, Katrin BRUNNERT
  • Patent number: 11344968
    Abstract: A roll-bonded clad metal sheet and a method for producing a roll-bonded clad metal sheet is provided. The roll-bonded clad sheet includes a metallic base material layer and a metallic cladding material layer which are joined to one another by a metallurgical bond. The metallic cladding material layer includes a nickel-based material whose chemical composition includes, in % by mass, a proportion of more than 50% of Ni and a proportion of 3.1% of Nb. The metallurgical bond is obtained by a thermomechanical rolling process including a first rolling phase for prerolling, a second rolling phase for final forming and a cooling time between the first rolling phase and the second rolling phase, wherein a final rolling temperature of the second rolling phase is set to a value equal to or less than 880° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: voestalpine Grobblech GmbH, VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Winter, Claudius Schindler, Franz-Josef Wahlers, Jutta Kloewer, Bodo Gehrmann, Heike Hattendorf
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220098704
    Abstract: A nickel alloy includes (in wt. %) Ni 50-55%, Cr 17-21%, Mo>0-9%, W 0-9%, Nb 1-5.7%, Ta>0-4.7%, Ti 0.1-3.0%, Al 0.4-4.0%, Co max. 3.0%, Mn max. 0.35%, Si max. 0.35%, Cu max. 0.23%, C 0.001-0.045%, S max. 0.01%, P 0.001-0.02%, B 0.001-0.01%, the remainder Fe and the conventional process-related impurities, wherein the following relations are provided: Nb+Ta 1-5.7% (1), Al+Ti>1.2-5% (2), Mo+W 3-9% (3), where Nb, Ta, Al and Ti are the concentration of the elements in question in wt. %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Julia BOTINHA, Bodo GEHRMANN, Helena ALVES
  • Publication number: 20210371963
    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: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Bodo GEHRMANN, Burkhard ERPENBECK
  • Publication number: 20210078098
    Abstract: A roll-bonded clad metal sheet and a method for producing a roll-bonded clad metal sheet is provided. The roll-bonded clad sheet includes a metallic base material layer and a metallic cladding material layer which are joined to one another by a metallurgical bond. The metallic cladding material layer includes a nickel-based material whose chemical composition includes, in % by mass, a proportion of more than 50% of Ni and a proportion of 3.1% of Nb. The metallurgical bond is obtained by a thermomechanical rolling process including a first rolling phase for prerolling, a second rolling phase for final forming and a cooling time between the first rolling phase and the second rolling phase, wherein a final rolling temperature of the second rolling phase is set to a value equal to or less than 880° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Franz WINTER, Claudius SCHINDLER, Franz-Josef WAHLERS, Jutta KLOEWER, Bodo GEHRMANN, Heike HATTENDORF
  • Patent number: 8808475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a creep-resistant low-expansion iron-nickel alloy that is provided with increased mechanical resistance and contains 40 to 43 wt. % of Ni, a maximum of 0.1 wt. % of C, 2.0 to 3.5 wt. % of Ti, 0.1 to 1.5 wt. % of Al, 0.1 to 1.0 wt. % of Nb, 0.005 to 0.8 wt. % of Mn, 0.005 to 0.6 wt. % of Si, a maximum of 0.5 wt. % of Co, the remainder being composed of Fe and production-related impurities. Said alloy has a mean coefficient of thermal expansion <5×10<?6>/K in the temperature range of 20 to 200 DEG C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Outokumpu VDM GmbH
    Inventors: Bodo Gehrmann, Bernd Boer
  • Publication number: 20110056589
    Abstract: Disclosed is an iron-nickel alloy having the following composition, in % by mass: C 0.05 to 0.5%, Cr 0.2 to 2.0%, Ni 33 to 42%, Mn<0.1%, Si<0.1%, Mo 1.5 to 4.0%, Nb 0.01 to 0.5%, Al 0.1 to 0.8%, Mg 0.001 to 0.01%, V max. 0.1%, W 0.1 to 1.5%, Co max. 2.0%, the remainder Fe, and production-related impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP VDM GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd De Boer, Bodo Gehrmann
  • Publication number: 20100175847
    Abstract: Use of an iron-nickel-cobalt alloy in CFC mould construction comprising (in % by mass) Ni from 30 to 35%, Co from 3 to 6%, Al from 0.001 to 0.1%, Mn from 0.005 to 0.5%, Si from 0.005 to 0.5%, C max. 0.1%, balance Fe and constituents resulting from production, with the alloy having a mean coefficient of thermal expansion in the temperature range from 20 to 200 DEG C of <2.0 OE10<?6>/K.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Bodo Gehrmann, Bernd Boer
  • Publication number: 20100059145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal foil having (in weight %) Ni 74-90%, W 10-26%, and Al and/or Mg and/or B contents of Al >0-max. 0.02%, Mg >0-max. 0.025%, B>0-max. 0.005%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP VDM GMBH, ZENERGY POWER GMBH
    Inventors: Heike Hattendorf, Bodo Gehrmann, Michael Baecker, Joerg Eickemeyer
  • Publication number: 20090047167
    Abstract: Disclosed is a creep-resistant low-expansion iron-nickel alloy that is provided with increased mechanical resistance and contains 40 to 43 wt. % of Ni, a maximum of 0.1 wt. % of C, 2.0 to 3.5 wt. % of Ti, 0.1 to 1.5 wt. % of Al, 0.1 to 1.0 wt. % of Nb, 0.005 to 0.8 wt. % of Mn, 0.005 to 0.6 wt. % of Si, a maximum of 0.5 wt. % of Co, the remainder being composed of Fe and production-related impurities. Said alloy has a mean coefficient of thermal expansion <5×10<?6>/K in the temperature range of 20 to 200 DEG C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Bodo Gehrmann, Bernd Boer
  • Publication number: 20050067067
    Abstract: A method for producing iron-nickel alloy strip for tensioned shadow masks for use in flat monitors and screens, includes the steps of forming an alloy having a composition, in mass %, of 35-38% Ni, 0.4-0.8% Mo, 0.1-0.3% Cr, 0.08-0.12% C, up to 1% Mn, up to 1% Si, up to 1% Nb, with the balance to total 100% being Fe and impurities; cold rolling the alloy composition to a predetermined final thickness to form a strip; and annealing the cold-rolled strip at predetermined temperatures over a range wherein a coercive field strength (Hc) of the alloy strip first decreases to a minimum value and then remains substantially constant as annealing temperature is increased; such that the annealed strip has a coercive field strength<100 A/m and a creep strain<0.1% at conditions of 460° C., and a load of 138 mPa, for 1 hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Applicant: Thyssenkrupp VDM GmbH
    Inventors: Bodo Gehrmann, Janine Lindemann
  • Publication number: 20040052675
    Abstract: The invention relates to creep-resistant iron-nickel alloys with a low thermal expansion coefficient that contain (in weight %) 0.008 to 0.12 C, 0.05 to 0.30% Mn, 0.05 to 0.30% Si, 0.2 to 0.9% Mo, 0.1 to 0.3% Cr, 0.03 to 0.15% Nb, a maximum content of 0.5% Co as well as a content of 36.0 to 36.5% Ni, and a balance of iron and production-related impurities. The alloys have a thermal expansion coefficient of less than 2.0×10−6/K in the temperature range of 20 to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Bodo Gehrmann, Burkhard Erpenbeck