Patents by Inventor John W. Foltz, IV

John W. Foltz, IV 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: 20220316030
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200347483
    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: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Patent number: 10808298
    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: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ATI Properties LLC
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Patent number: 10619226
    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: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Publication number: 20200032833
    Abstract: A method for increasing tensile strength of a cold workable alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises solution heat treating a cold workable alpha-beta titanium alloy in a temperature range of T??106° C. to T??72.2° C. for 15 minutes to 2 hours; cooling the alpha-beta titanium alloy at a cooling rate of at least 3000° C./minute; cold working the alpha-beta titanium alloy to impart an effective strain in the range of 5 percent to 35 percent in the alloy; and aging the alpha-beta titanium alloy in a temperature range of T??669° C. to T??517° C. for 1 to 8 hours. Fastener stock and fasteners including solution treated, quenched, cold worked, and aged alpha-beta titanium alloys are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Gavin Garside
  • Publication number: 20200024697
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Publication number: 20200024696
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Patent number: 10502252
    Abstract: A method for increasing tensile strength of a cold workable alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises solution heat treating a cold workable alpha-beta titanium alloy in a temperature range of T?-106° C. to T?-72.2° C. for 15 minutes to 2 hours; cooling the alpha-beta titanium alloy at a cooling rate of at least 3000° C./minute; cold working the alpha-beta titanium alloy to impart an effective strain in the range of 5 percent to 35 percent in the alloy; and aging the alpha-beta titanium alloy in a temperature range of T?-669° C. to T?-517° C. for 1 to 8 hours. Fastener stock and fasteners including solution treated, quenched, cold worked, and aged alpha-beta titanium alloys are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Gavin Garside
  • Patent number: 10252327
    Abstract: Various enhanced features are provided for centrifugal casting apparatuses, rotatable assemblies, and molds for casting products from molten material. These enhanced features include, among others, tapered gate portions positioned adjacent to the cavities of a mold, extended and shared gating systems, and detachable mold structures for modifying the thermodynamic characteristics and behavior of molds during casting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Raul A. Martinez-Ayers, Aaron L. Fosdick
  • Patent number: 10094003
    Abstract: An alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises, in weight percentages: an aluminum equivalency in the range of 2.0 to 10.0; a molybdenum equivalency in the range of 0 to 20.0; 0.3 to 5.0 cobalt; and titanium. In certain embodiments, the alpha-beta titanium alloy exhibits a cold working reduction ductility limit of at least 25%, a yield strength of at least 130 KSI (896.3 MPa), and a percent elongation of at least 10%. A method of forming an article comprising the cobalt-containing alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises cold working the cobalt-containing alpha-beta titanium alloy to at least a 25 percent reduction in cross-sectional area. The cobalt-containing alpha-beta titanium alloy does not exhibit substantial cracking during cold working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Patent number: 9994929
    Abstract: Processes for the production of tantalum alloys and niobium are disclosed. The processes use aluminothermic reactions to reduce tantalum pentoxide to tantalum metal or niobium pentoxide to niobium metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: Arnel M. Fajardo, John W. Foltz, IV
  • Publication number: 20170146046
    Abstract: A method for increasing tensile strength of a cold workable alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises solution heat treating a cold workable alpha-beta titanium alloy in a temperature range of T?-106° C. to T?-72.2° C. for 15 minutes to 2 hours; cooling the alpha-beta titanium alloy at a cooling rate of at least 3000° C./minute; cold working the alpha-beta titanium alloy to impart an effective strain in the range of 5 percent to 35 percent in the alloy; and aging the alpha-beta titanium alloy in a temperature range of T?-669° C. to T?-517° C. for 1 to 8 hours. Fastener stock and fasteners including solution treated, quenched, cold worked, and aged alpha-beta titanium alloys are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Gavin Garside
  • Patent number: 9545663
    Abstract: A method of assembling a centrifugal casting apparatus includes positioning a wedge on a rotatable axis and positioning at least two molds into sealing engagement with the wedge. Each of the at least two molds includes a front face and defines at least two cavities extending from the front face into the mold. A sprue chamber is defined and is structured to receive molten material, and at least a portion of the sprue chamber is defined by at least a portion of the front faces of the at least two molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Raul A. Martinez-Ayers, Aaron L. Fosdick
  • Publication number: 20160332222
    Abstract: A method of assembling a centrifugal casting apparatus includes positioning a wedge on a rotatable axis and positioning at least two molds into sealing engagement with the wedge. Each of the at least two molds includes a front face and defines at least two cavities extending from the front face into the mold. A sprue chamber is defined and is structured to receive molten material, and at least a portion of the sprue chamber is defined by at least a portion of the front faces of the at least two molds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Raul A. Martinez-Ayers, Aaron L. Fosdick
  • Patent number: 9475115
    Abstract: A centrifugal casting method for producing a casting of a metallic material comprises positioning a rotatable assembly comprising a plurality of gates and a plurality of cavities positioned about a sprue chamber. The plurality of gates and the plurality of cavities are positioned to receive molten metallic material from the sprue chamber in a general direction of centrifugal force. Each of the plurality of gates is coupled to one of the plurality of cavities, and at least two of the plurality of cavities are stacked. The method further comprises rotating the rotatable assembly. The method further comprises delivering a supply of molten metallic material to the sprue chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ATI Properties LLC
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Raul A. Martinez-Ayers, Aaron L. Fosdick
  • Publication number: 20160221073
    Abstract: Various enhanced features are provided for centrifugal casting apparatuses, rotatable assemblies, and molds for casting products from molten material. These enhanced features include, among others, tapered gate portions positioned adjacent to the cavities of a mold, extended and shared gating systems, and detachable mold structures for modifying the thermodynamic characteristics and behavior of molds during casting operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Raul A. Martinez-Ayers, Aaron L. Fosdick
  • Publication number: 20160201165
    Abstract: An alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises, in weight percentages: an aluminum equivalency in the range of 2.0 to 10.0; a molybdenum equivalency in the range of 0 to 20.0; 0.3 to 5.0 cobalt; and titanium. In certain embodiments, the alpha-beta titanium alloy exhibits a cold working reduction ductility limit of at least 25%, a yield strength of at least 130 KSI (896.3 MPa), and a percent elongation of at least 10%. A method of forming an article comprising the cobalt-containing alpha-beta titanium alloy comprises cold working the cobalt-containing alpha-beta titanium alloy to at least a 25 percent reduction in cross-sectional area. The cobalt-containing alpha-beta titanium alloy does not exhibit substantial cracking during cold working.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: John W. Foltz, IV
  • Patent number: 9364890
    Abstract: Various enhanced features are provided for centrifugal casting apparatuses, rotatable assemblies, and molds for casting products from molten material. These enhanced features include, among others, tapered gate portions positioned adjacent to the cavities of a mold, extended and shared gating systems, and detachable mold structures for modifying the thermodynamic characteristics and behavior of molds during casting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Foltz, IV, Raul A. Martinez-Ayers, Aaron L. Fosdick
  • Publication number: 20160160313
    Abstract: Processes for the production of tantalum alloys and niobium are disclosed. The processes use aluminothermic reactions to reduce tantalum pentoxide to tantalum metal or niobium pentoxide to niobium metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Arnel M. Fajardo, John W. Foltz, IV