Patents by Inventor Richard Sokolowski

Richard Sokolowski 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: 6280795
    Abstract: An alloy for galvanizing steel comprises, by weight, aluminum in the amount of at least 0.001% to 0.007%, preferably 0.002 to 0.004%, tin in the amount of at least 0.5% to a maximum of 2%, preferably at least 0.8%, and one of an element selected from the group consisting of vanadium in the amount of at least 0.02%, preferably 0.05% to 0.12%, titanium in the amount of at least 0.03%, preferably 0.06% to 0.10%, and both vanadium and titanium together in the amount of at least 0.02% vanadium and at least 0.01% titanium for a total of at least 0.03%, preferably 0.05% to 0.15%, the balance zinc containing up to 1.3 wt. % lead. In another embodiment, the alloy comprises, by weight, aluminum in the amount of at least 0.001%, tin in the amount of 0.5% to 2%, and vanadium and nickel together in the amount of at least 0.02% vanadium and at least 0.02% nickel to a maximum of 0.15% vanadium and nickel collectively. Titanium may be added in an amount, by weight, of at least 0.01% titanium to a collective maximum of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Cominco, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Zervoudis, Gary R. Adams, Victor M. Duarte, Michael Gilles, Richard Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 6153314
    Abstract: A zinc bath, which is particularly useful for batch-wise galvanizing of steel articles, of which the silicon content is not certain, contains 1-5 wt % of tin, 0.01-0.1 wt % of nickel, lead at a concentration up to saturation, and at least one of aluminum, calcium and magnesium, with the rest being zinc of any quality going from remelted scrap to SHG zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: N. V. Union Miniere S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Gilles, Richard Sokolowski