Patents by Inventor Edward Mark Breinan

Edward Mark Breinan 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).

  • Patent number: 4122240
    Abstract: A surface treatment for a class of metallic articles is described. The treatment involves the melting of a thin surface layer of the article by a concentrated energy source, within a narrow set of parameters. The melting step is performed in a manner which maximizes the temperature gradient between the melted and unmelted portion of the article, consequently, cooling and solidification upon the removal of the energy source is extremely rapid and can produce unique microstructures. The preferred energy source is a continuous wave laser, and in the preferred embodiment, a flowing inert gas cover is used to minimize melt contamination and plasma formation. The technique may be used to produce amorphous surface layers in a specific class of eutectic alloys. In another class of alloys, based on the transition metals and containing precipitates rich in one or more metalloids, uniquely fine microstructures may be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Conrad Martin Banas, Edward Mark Breinan, Bernard Henry Kear, Anthony Francis Giamei