Patents by Inventor Chuankai Xu

Chuankai Xu 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: 20160068931
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lead-free easy-to-cut corrosion-resistant brass alloy with good thermoforming performance. The brass alloy contains: 74.5-76.5 wt % of Cu, 3.0-3.5 wt % of Si, 0.11-0.2 wt % of Fe, 0.04-0.10% wt % of P, Zn and inevitable impurities. The alloy provided by the present invention has good cold-working and hot-working forming performance, and good dezincification corrosion-resistant and stress corrosion-resistant performance, applies to parts that require cutting and grinding forming in water-heating sanitaryware, electronic appliances, automobiles and the like, and especially applies to production and assembling of complex forging products for which stress is inconvenient to eliminate, such as water taps, values and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Chuankai XU, Zhenqing HU, Nianrun ZHOU, Siqi ZHANG, Jia LONG, Huawei ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8580191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brass alloy having superior stress corrosion comprising: 59.0-64.0 wt % Cu, 0.6-1.2 wt % Fe, 0.6-1.0 wt % Mn, 0.4-1.0 wt % Bi, 0.6-1.4 wt % Sn, at least one element selected from Al, Cr and B, the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities, wherein the content of Al is 0.1-0.8 wt %, the content of Cr is 0.01-0.1 wt %, the content of B is 0.001-0.02 wt %. The alloy according to the present invention does not contain toxic elements such as lead and antimony, has superior corrosion resistance and good cuttingability and is suitable for the accessories in the potable water supply systems produced by casting, forging and extruding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Lota International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8568656
    Abstract: The present invention provides an environment-friendly manganese brass alloy, which comprises 55˜65 wt % of Cu, 1.0˜6.5 wt % of Mn, 0.2˜3.0 wt % of Al, 0˜3.0 wt % of Fe, 0.3˜2.0 wt % of Sn, 0.01˜0.3 wt % of Mg, 0˜0.3 wt % of Bi and/or 0˜0.2 wt % of Pb, the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities. The alloys not only have superior mechanical properties, castability, cutability and corrosion resistance, especially stress corrosion resistance properties, but also have the advantages of low manufacturing costs and simple manufacturing process etc, which is suitable for making components through forging, casting, cutting and other manufacturing methods, especially suitable for making water tap bodies and valves through forging, casting and cutting processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Lota International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenqing Hu, Chuankai Xu, Qing Lv, Nianrun Zhou, Jia Long, Siqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8425697
    Abstract: A tin-free lead-free free-cutting magnesium brass alloy contains 56.0 to 64.0 wt % Cu, 1.05 to about 2.1 wt % Mg, 0.21 to 0.4 wt % P and other elements 0.002 to 0.9 wt % which contain at least two elements selected from Al, Si, Sb, rare earth elements, Ti and B and the balance being Zn with unavoidable impurities, accordingly a cutting percentage of the alloy is at least 80%. The process for producing such alloy is also proposed. The invented alloy is excellent in cuttability, castability, hot and cold workability, corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and weldability and particularly applicable in spare parts, forging and casting which need cutting and grinding process. The cost of necessary metal materials of the invented alloy is lower than lead-free free-cutting bismuth and antimony brass alloy and is equivalent to lead-contained brass alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Lota International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8273192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lead-free, bismuth-free free-cutting phosphorous brass alloy and its method of manufacture. The alloy comprises: Cu; Zn; 0.59 to 1.6 wt % P; and other elements in the amount of 0.005 to 0.6 wt %, which comprise at least two elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Sb, Sn, Rare earth element (RE), Ti and B, and the balance being unavoidable impurities. The phosphorous brass alloy contains a combined wt % of Cu and Zn of between 97.0 wt % and 99.5 wt %, within which the content of Zn is above 40 wt %. Considering the solid solubility of P in the matrix of copper will be decreased rapidly with the temperature decrease and form the brittle intermetallic compounds Cu3P with Cu, the present invention relies upon P to ensure excellent cuttability of the invented alloy. The invented alloy is reasonably priced, and has excellent cuttability, castability, hot and cold workability, dezincification corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and weldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xiamen Lota International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110214836
    Abstract: The present invention provides an environment-friendly manganese brass alloy, which comprises 55˜65 wt % of Cu, 1.0˜6.5 wt % of Mn, 0.2˜3.0 wt % of Al, 0˜3.0 wt % of Fe, 0.3˜2.0 wt % of Sn, 0.01˜0.3 wt % of Mg, 0˜0.3 wt % of Bi and/or 0˜0.2 wt % of Pb, the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities. The alloys not only have superior mechanical properties, castability, cutability and corrosion resistance, especially stress corrosion resistance properties, but also have the advantages of low manufacturing costs and simple manufacturing process etc, which is suitable for making components through forging, casting, cutting and other manufacturing methods, especially suitable for making water tap bodies and valves through forging, casting and cutting processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Zhenqing Hu, Chuankai Xu, Qing LV, Nianrun Zhou, Jia Long, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110132569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brass alloy having superior stress corrosion comprising: 59.0-64.0 wt % Cu, 0.6-1.2 wt % Fe, 0.6-1.0 wt % Mn, 0.4-1.0 wt % Bi, 0.6-1.4 wt % Sn, at least one element selected from Al, Cr and B, the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities, wherein the content of Al is 0.1-0.8 wt %, the content of Cr is 0.01-0.1 wt %, the content of B is 0.001-0.02 wt %. The alloy according to the present invention does not contain toxic elements such as lead and antimony, has superior corrosion resistance and good cuttingability and is suitable for the accessories in the potable water supply systems produced by casting, forging and extruding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110104000
    Abstract: The present invention supplies a lead-free, bismuth-free free-cutting silicon brass alloy with high zinc which preferably comprises 35.0 to 42.0 wt % Zn, 0.1 to 1.5 wt % Si, 0.03 to 0.3 wt % Al, 0.01 to 0.36 wt % P, 0.01 to 0.1 wt % Ti, 0.001 to 0.05 wt % rare earth metals selected from the group consisting of La and Ce, 0.05 to 0.5 wt % Sn, and/or 0.05 to 0.2 wt % Ni, and the balance being Cu and unavoidable impurities. In yet another embodiment, the alloy may be boron-free. The invented alloy is excellent in castability, weldability, cuttability, electroplating properties, corrosion resistance, mechanical properties. The alloy is especially applicable in castings which need cutting and welding under low pressure die casting, such as castings for faucet bodies in the water supply system. The alloy is also suitable for use in components which are produced from casting ingots by die forging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: XIAMEN LOTA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 7776163
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lead-free free-cutting aluminum brass alloy and its manufacturing method. The alloy comprises: 57.0˜63.0 wt % Cu, 0.3˜0.7 wt % Al, 0.1˜0.5 wt % Bi, 0.2˜0.4 wt % Sn, 0.1˜0.5 wt % Si, 0.01˜0.15 wt % P, at least two elements selected from the group of 0.01-0.15 wt % Mg, 0.0016-0.0020 wt % B, and 0.001-0.05 wt % rare earth elements and the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities. The inventive alloy has excellent castability, weldability, cuttability and corrosion resistance. It is suitable for low pressure die casting, gravity casting, horizontal continuous casting, forging and extrusion. Its metal material cost is lower than bismuth brass. It is particularly applicable for components used in drinking water supply systems and other structural components. It is a new environmentally-friendly free-cutting aluminum brass alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Xiamen Lota International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100155011
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lead-free free-cutting aluminum brass alloy and its manufacturing method. The alloy comprises: 57.0˜63.0 wt % Cu, 0.3˜0.7 wt % Al, 0.1˜0.5 wt % Bi, 0.2˜0.4 wt % Sn, 0.1˜0.5 wt % Si, 0.01˜0.15 wt % P, at least two elements selected from the group of 0.01-0.15 wt % Mg, 0.0016-0.0020 wt % B, and 0.001-0.05 wt % rare earth elements and the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities. The inventive alloy has excellent castability, weldability, cuttability and corrosion resistance. It is suitable for low pressure die casting, gravity casting, horizontal continuous casting, forging and extrusion. Its metal material cost is lower than bismuth brass. It is particularly applicable for components used in drinking water supply systems and other structural components. It is a new environmentally-friendly free-cutting aluminum brass alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100158748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lead-free free-cutting aluminum brass alloy and its manufacturing method. The alloy comprises: 57.0˜63.0 wt % Cu, 0.3˜0.7 wt % Al, 0.1˜0.5 wt % Bi, 0.2˜0.4 wt % Sn, 0.1˜0.5 wt % Si, 0.01˜0.15 wt % P, at least two elements selected from the group of 0.01-0.15 wt % Mg, 0.0016-0.0020 wt % B, and 0.001-0.05 wt % rare earth elements and the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities. The inventive alloy has excellent castability, weldability, cuttability and corrosion resistance. It is suitable for low pressure die casting, gravity casting, horizontal continuous casting, forging and extrusion. Its metal material cost is lower than bismuth brass. It is particularly applicable for components used in drinking water supply systems and other structural components. It is a new environmentally-friendly free-cutting aluminum brass alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: XIAMEN LOTA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100135848
    Abstract: The present invention supplies a lead-free free-cutting silicon brass alloy with high zinc which preferably comprises 35.0 to 42.0 wt % Zn, 0.1 to 1.5 wt % Si, 0.03 to 0.3 wt % Al, 0.01 to 0.36 wt % P, 0.01 to 0.1 wt % Ti, 0.001 to 0.05 wt % rare earth metals selected from the group consisting of La and Ce, 0.05 to 0.5 wt % Sn, and/or 0.05 to 0.2 wt % Ni, and the balance being Cu and unavoidable impurities. The invented alloy is excellent in castability, weldability, cuttability, electroplating properties, corrosion resistance, mechanical properties. The alloy is especially applicable in castings which need cutting and welding under low pressure die casting, such as castings for faucet bodies in the water supply system. The alloy is also suitable for use in components which are produced from casting ingots by die forging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100098579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lead-free, bismuth-free free-cutting phosphorous brass alloy and its method of manufacture. The alloy comprises: Cu; Zn; 0.59 to 1.6 wt % P; and other elements in the amount of 0.005 to 0.6 wt %, which comprise at least two elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Sb, Sn, Rare earth element (RE), Ti and B, and the balance being unavoidable impurities. The phosphorous brass alloy contains a combined wt % of Cu and Zn of between 97.0 wt % and 99.5 wt %, within which the content of Zn is above 40 wt %. Considering the solid solubility of P in the matrix of copper will be decreased rapidly with the temperature decrease and form the brittle intermetallic compounds Cu3P with Cu, the present invention relies upon P to ensure excellent cuttability of the invented alloy. The invented alloy is reasonably priced, and has excellent cuttability, castability, hot and cold workability, dezincification corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and weldability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: XIAMEN LOTA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100080731
    Abstract: A tin-free lead-free free-cutting magnesium brass alloy comprises 56.0 to 64.0 wt % Cu, 1.05 to about 2.1 wt % Mg, 0.21 to 0.4 wt % P and other elements 0.002 to 0.9 wt % which comprise at least two elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Sb, rare earth elements, Ti and B and the balance being Zn with unavoidable impurities, wherein a cutting percentage of the alloy is at least 80%. The process for producing such alloy is also proposed. The invented alloy is excellent in cuttability, castability, hot and cold workability, corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and weldability and particularly applicable in spare parts, forging and casting which need cutting and grinding process. The cost of necessary metal materials of the invented alloy is lower than lead-free free-cutting bismuth and antimony brass alloy and is equivalent to lead-contained brass alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: XIAMEN LOTA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20090311126
    Abstract: Considering the solid solubility of P in the matrix of copper will be decreased rapidly with the temperature decrease and form the brittle intermetallic compounds Cu3P with Cu, the present invention elects P as one of the main elements for ensuring the excellent cuttability of the invented alloy. The lead-free free-cutting phosphorous brass alloy comprises: Cu, Zn, 0.4 to 1.6 wt % P. and other elements in the amount of 0.005 to 0.6 wt %, which comprise at least two elments selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Sb, Sn, Re, Ti and B, and the balance being unavoidable impurities. The phosphorous brass alloy contains a combined wt % of Cu and Zn of between 97.0 wt % and 99.5 wt %, within which the content of Zn is above 35 wt %. The method of manufacturing the alloy is also disclosed. The invented alloy has excellent cuttability, castability, hot and cold workability, dezincification corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and weldability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20090311130
    Abstract: A tin-free lead-free free-cutting magnesium brass alloy comprises 56.0 to 64.0 wt % Cu, 0.6 to 2.5 wt % Mg, 0.15 to 0.4 wt % P and other elements 0.002 to 0.9 wt % which comprise at least two elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Sb, Re, Ti and B and the balance being Zn with unavoidable impurities. The process for producing such alloy is also proposed. The invented alloy is excellent in cuttability, castability, hot and cold workability, corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and weldability and particularly applicable in spare parts, forging and casting which need cutting and grinding process. The cost of necessary metal materials of the invented alloy is lower than lead-free free-cutting bismuth and antimony brass alloy and is equivalent to lead-contained brass alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenqing Hu, Siqi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20090311127
    Abstract: A lead-free free-cutting magnesium brass alloy comprises 56.0 to 64.0 wt % Cu, 0.6 to 2.5 wt % Mg, 0.15 to 0.4 wt % P and other elements 0.002 to 0.9 wt % which comprise at least two elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Sb, Sn, Re, Ti and B and the balance being Zn and unavoidable impurities. The process for producing such alloy is also proposed. The invented alloy is excellent in cuttability, castability, hot and cold workability, corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and weldability and particularly applicable in spare parts, forging and castings which need cutting, grinding and electroplating process. The cost of necessary metal materials of the invented alloy is lower than lead-free free-cutting bismuth and antimony brass alloy and is equivalent to lead-contained brass alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Chuankai Xu, Zhenging Hu, Siqi Zhang