Next To Nonferrous Metal Or Nonferrous Base Alloy Patents (Class 148/530)
  • Patent number: 10434597
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating reduced weight components for apparatuses include obtaining a component including a relatively lightweight material; placing at least one stabilizing structure on the component; sequentially applying a plurality of applied layers on the component and the stabilizing structure by applying the relatively lightweight material over the component and applying over the relatively lightweight material a plurality of layers having gradually progressively higher proportions of the relatively heavyweight material than preceding ones of the plurality of layers closer to the component, with an outer layer of the plurality of applied layers including the relatively heavyweight material; diffusion bonding the plurality of applied layers by consolidation of the plurality of applied layers; and cutting component features in the plurality of applied layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Steven P. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10217970
    Abstract: A battery can forming steel plate that configures an electrode can (a positive electrode can) of an alkaline battery and is to be formed into a battery can by presswork, the steel plate as a base material includes an iron and nickel diffusion layer or an iron and nickel-cobalt alloy diffusion layer that is formed by forming a nickel plated layer or a nickel-cobalt alloy plated layer with a thickness of 0.5 to 2.0 ?m on an inner surface of a battery can of a steel plate (base material steel plate) as a base material, and subsequently performing heat diffusion treatment on the nickel plated layer or the nickel-cobalt alloy plated layer. An average number of crystal grains per 0.25 mm2 unit area of the steel plate as the base material is equal to or more than 12.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Kuniya, Takuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10001228
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unbonded flexible pipe for offshore applications. The pipe comprises an inner sealing sheath defining a bore and at least one armoring layer comprising metal, wherein the metal of the armoring layer is manganese steel with a composition comprising in mass % of the total steel composition about 9-30% manganese (Mn) about 1-4% aluminum (Al) about 0-6% silicium (Si) about 0-4% copper (Cu) about 0-4% nickel (Ni) about 0-1% carbon (C) the remainder is iron and impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO DENMARK I/S
    Inventor: Søren Gundstrup
  • Patent number: 9956636
    Abstract: A welded blank assembly includes a capping material in a weld region of the assembly. The capping material can help protect a weld joint joining first and second sheet metal pieces together. At least one of the sheet metal pieces has a coating material layer that is removed prior to forming the weld joint so that the coating material does not contaminate the weld joint. The removed coating material can be collected before the weld joint is formed and reapplied as part of the capping material after the weld joint is formed, effectively changing the coating material from a potential weld contaminant to a weld joint protectant. The capping material may also include additional material from a source other than the coating material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Evangelista, Michael Telenko, Jason E. Harfoot, Jack A. Atkinson, James W. Walther, Anthony M. Parente
  • Patent number: 9738958
    Abstract: Provided is an austenitic, lightweight, high-strength steel sheet having a high yield ratio and ductility and a method for producing the same, and more particularly, to a high-strength steel sheet for automotive interior panels, exterior panels, and structural parts, and a method for producing the steel sheet. The steel sheet may be a hot-rolled steel sheet, a cold-rolled steel sheet, or a plated steel sheet. The steel sheet includes, by weight %, C: 0.6% to 1.0%, Si: 0.1% to 2.5%, Mn: 10% to 15%, P: 0.02% or less, S: 0.015% or less, Al: 5% to 8%, Ti: 0.01% to 0.20%, N: 0.02% or less, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the steel sheet has a specific gravity of 7.4 g/cm3 and a Mn/Al ratio of 2 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Kwang-Geun Chin, Sang-Ho Han, Jai-Hyun Kwak
  • Patent number: 9556738
    Abstract: A turbine rotor for a supercharger includes a TiAl turbine wheel and a carbon steel shaft joined to each other via an Ni brazing filler metal at a brazed part distanced from a back face of the turbine wheel so that a turbine wheel outer diameter ratio calculated by “a distance from the back face of the turbine wheel to the brazed part”/“an outer diameter of the turbine wheel” is within a range of from 7 to 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Yamaguchi, Takashi Arai
  • Patent number: 9541281
    Abstract: A high-temperature piping product is configured from a plurality of primary pipe members and a welding material. The primary pipe members are each made from an Ni-based forged alloy containing: Ni, Al, and at least one of Mo and W. The total content of the Mo and the W being 3-8 mass %. The Ni-based forged alloy exhibiting a ??-phase dissolution temperature of from 920 to 970° C., and the ?? phase being precipitated in 30 volume % or more in a temperature range of from 700 to 800° C. The welding material is made from an Ni-based cast alloy having a cast structure formed by welding. The Ni-based cast alloy containing: Ni, Al, and at least one of Mo and W, the total content of the Mo and the W being 9-15 mass %, the Ni-based cast alloy exhibiting a ??-phase dissolution temperature of from 850 to 900° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20150111057
    Abstract: Provided is a container-use surface treated steel sheet which is manufactured without using chromium and exhibits excellent working adhesion with a coated organic resin, a method of manufacturing the container-use surface treated steel sheet, an organic resin coated surface treated steel sheet. The container-use surface treated steel sheet is a surface treated steel sheet where nickel plating is applied to at least one-side surface of surfaces of a steel sheet by coating, wherein nickel plating has a fine particle shape formed by fine particles which has particle density of 2 to 500 pieces/?m2 and having an average particle size of 0.05 to 0.7 ?m. The container-use surface treated steel sheet is also characterized in that a coating weight of the nickel plating of the container-use surface treated steel sheet is 0.1 to 12 g/m2, metal tin is contained in coating of the nickel plating, and an amount of metal tin is 0.05 to 0.1 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Taya, Hiroshi Doi, Etsuro Tsutsumi, Kota Sadaki, Masahiro Kai
  • Publication number: 20150047753
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a component from transformable steel by hot forming, in which a plate first is cut out of a strip or sheet as the pre-material, and is then heated to forming temperature and pre-formed, having an at least partially martensitic transformation structure after forming. Instead of a press mould hardening, the at least partially martensitic transformation structure is created in the pre-material, or in the plate to be formed, by austenitisation and quenching already before forming, and then the thus-conditioned plate is reheated after forming, while maintaining the at least partially martensitic transformation structure, to a temperature below the Ac1 transformation temperature, and formed at this temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Friedrich Luther, Thomas Evertz, Stefan Muetze, Michael Braun
  • Publication number: 20150010779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing packaging steel consisting of a cold-rolled steel sheet made of unalloyed or low-alloy steel having a carbon content of less than 0.1%. In order to provide high-strength packaging steel that has good formability and high corrosion resistance and can be produced in as energy-saving a manner as possible, the steel sheet according to the invention is first coated with a metallic coating and then annealed in a recrystallising manner at a heating rate of more than 75 K/s and preferably more than 100 K/s to temperatures of more than 700° C., such that the metallic coating melts. The coated and annealed steel sheet is then quenched to normal temperature at a cooling rate of at least 100 K/s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Anika Szesni, Helmut Oberhoffer, Martin Schlupp, Dirk Matusch, Reiner Sauer
  • Publication number: 20140363694
    Abstract: A low density high strength steel sheet including 0.15% to 0.25% C, 2.5% to 4% Mn, 0.02% or less P, 0.015% or less S, 6% to 9% Al and 0.01% or less N, the balance being iron and inevitable impurities, wherein 1.7·(Mn—Al)+52.7·C is at least 3 and at most 4.5. A method of producing the low density and high strength steel sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TATA STEEL NEDERLAND TECHNOLOGY BV
    Inventors: Cheng Liu, Radhakanta Rana
  • Patent number: 8883072
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in a ?? phase precipitation strengthening type Ni-base alloy, an alloy excellent in heat treatment capability and weldability and suitable for joint with a ferritic steel. Further, the present invention provides a welded turbine rotor having the strength, ductility, and toughness simultaneously over the whole welded structure when a precipitation strengthening type Ni-base alloy having a heatproof temperature of 675° C. or higher is joined to a ferritic steel. A Ni-base alloy according to the present invention contains cobalt, chromium, aluminum, carbon, boron, and at least either tungsten or molybdenum with the remainder being nickel and inevitable impurities, having an alloy composition including 12 to 25 percent by mass of Co, 10 to 18 percent by mass of Cr, 2.0 to 3.6 percent by mass of Al, 0.01 to 0.15 percent by mass of C, 0.001 to 0.03 percent by mass of B, the total amount of tungsten and molybdenum being 5.0 to 10 percent by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi
  • Publication number: 20140287259
    Abstract: A steel foil according to an aspect of the present invention includes a rolled steel foil; and a Ni having <111>//RD texture plated on an outermost layer of the rolled steel foil. Regarding the steel foil, a <111> pole density in an inverse pole figure of a rolling direction may be 3.0 or more and 6.0 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Ishizuka, Yuji Kubo, Jun Nakatsuka, Shuji Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20140216611
    Abstract: A hot-pressed member includes a steel sheet, a Ni-diffusion region present in a surface layer of the steel sheet, and an intermetallic compound layer and a ZnO layer which are provided in order on the Ni-diffusion region, the intermetallic compound layer corresponding to a ? phase present in a phase equilibrium diagram of a Zn—Ni alloy, wherein a spontaneous immersion potential indicated in a 0.5 M NaCl aqueous air-saturated solution at 25° C.±5° C. is ?600 to ?360 mV based on a standard hydrogen electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakamaru, Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroyuki Masuoka, Shinji Ootsuka
  • Publication number: 20140216610
    Abstract: A hot-pressed member includes a steel sheet, a Ni-diffusion region present in a surface layer of the steel sheet, and an intermetallic compound layer and a ZnO layer which are provided in order on the Ni-diffusion region, the intermetallic compound layer corresponding to a ? phase present in a phase equilibrium diagram of a Zn—Ni alloy, wherein a spontaneous immersion potential indicated in a 0.5 M NaCl aqueous air-saturated solution at 25° C.±5° C. is ?600 to ?360 mV based on a standard hydrogen electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakamaru, Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroyuki Masuoka, Shinji Ootsuka
  • Patent number: 8734961
    Abstract: A Ni-plated steel sheet is provided in which the occurrence of scratches at the time of forming a battery can is suppressed. Also provided is a method which includes a step where a surface of a steel sheet is plated with Ni in a Ni adhesion amount of 0.3-2 ?m, a step where the Ni-plated steel sheet is heated to 600-800° C. to form an Fe?Ni diffusion layer as an outermost surface layer, and a step where the steel sheet is rolled by temper rolling so as to adjust the Fe?Ni diffusion layer so that the steel sheet has the surface roughness Ra of 0.9-2.0 ?m and the surface roughness Ry of 4.0-15 ?m. A Ni-plated steel sheet which includes an Fe?Ni diffusion layer as an outermost surface layer and in which the diffusion layer has the surface roughness Ra of 0.9-2.0 ?m and the surface roughness Ry of 4.0-15 ?m and the diffusion layer has such an Fe/Ni ratio that the Fe accounts for 20-50% in Auger analysis is subjected to drawing using a water-soluble liquid which contains water-soluble emersion as a press lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takematsu, Eiji Okamatsu, Hideyuki Minagi
  • Patent number: 8603265
    Abstract: There are provided an Ni-based alloy high-chrome steel structure and its manufacturing method capable of joining Ni-based alloys and high-chrome steels by welding, and performing suitable heat treatment, thereby maintaining the strength in the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Nishimoto, Takashi Nakano, Yoshinori Tanaka, Tatsuaki Fujikawa, Kenji Kawasaki, Yoshikuni Kadoya, Ryuichi Yamamoto, Yuichi Hirakawa, Takashi Shige
  • Publication number: 20130271248
    Abstract: A rare earth sintered magnet as an anisotropic sintered body comprising Nd2Fe14B crystal phase as primary phase and having the composition R1aTbMcSidBe wherein R1 is a rare earth element inclusive of Sc and Y, T is Fe and/or Co, H is Al, Cu, Zn, In, P, S, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Ni, Ga, Ge, Zr, Nb, Mo, Pd, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb, Hf, Ta, or W, “a” to “e” are 12?a?17, 0?c?10, 0.3?d?7, 5?e?10, and the balance of b, wherein Dy and/or Tb is diffused into the sintered body from its surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nagata, Yuuji Gouki, Kazuaki Sakaki, Tadao Nomura, Koichi Hirota, Hajime Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8506731
    Abstract: A method for coating a hot-rolled or cold-rolled steel flat product, containing 6-30% wt. Mn, with a metallic protective layer by hot-clip coating in a melt bath. The coating, achieved with increased production reliability, is optimised by the steel flat product being subjected to a pickling treatment in which the manganese oxide adhering to the steel flat product is essentially fully removed in the pickling bath before the steel flat product enters the melt bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Manfred Meurer, Ronny Leuschner, Michael Steinhorst
  • Patent number: 8394213
    Abstract: A method for coating hot-rolled or cold-rolled steel strip containing 6-30 wt %. Mn with a metallic protective layer, includes annealing the steel strip at a temperature of 800-1100° C. under an annealing atmosphere containing nitrogen, water and hydrogen and then subjecting the steel strip to hot dip coating. The method provide an economical way of hot dip coating a high manganiferous sheet steel in that, in order to produce a metallic protective layer substantially free from oxidic sub-layers on the steel strip, the % H2O/% H2 ratio of the water content % H2O to the hydrogen content % H2 in the annealing atmosphere is adjusted as a function of the respective annealing temperature TG as follows: % H2O/% H2?8·10?15·TG3.529.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel AG
    Inventors: Manfred Meurer, Ronny Leuschner, Harald Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8349098
    Abstract: A process for producing a component from a steel product coated with a protective Al—Si coating, and an intermediate product that arises during the course of such a process and that can be used to produce components of the type concerned here. The steel product coated with the Al—Si coating, undergoes a first heating stage in which the temperature and the duration of the heat treatment are set such that the Al—Si coating is only partially pre-alloyed with Fe from the steel product. Then, the steel product, in a second heating stage, is heated to a heating temperature, above the Ac1 temperature, at which the steel product has an at least partially austenitic structure, wherein the temperature and the duration of the second heating stage are set such that the Al—Si coating is fully alloyed with Fe from the steel product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Friedhelm Macherey, Franz-Josef Lenze, Michael Peters, Manuela Ruthenberg, Sascha Sikora
  • Publication number: 20120280485
    Abstract: Methods for welding a first metal part to a second metal part by a solid state process to form a welded article having at least a welded region are provided herein. The welded region of the weld is post-weld aged by heating it to a set temperature for a set time and compressing the weld.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Israel Stol, Stephen Makosey, John Cobes, Daniel Bergstrom
  • Publication number: 20120171518
    Abstract: A Ni-plated steel sheet is provided in which thee occurrence of scratches at the time of forming a battery can is suppressed. Also provided is a method which includes a step where a surface of a steel sheet is plated with Ni in a Ni adhesion amount of 0.3-2 ?m, a step where the Ni-plated steel sheet is heated to 600-800° C. to form an Fe?Ni diffusion layer as an outermost surface layer, and a step where the steel sheet is rolled by temper rolling so as to adjust the Fe?Ni diffusion layer so that the steel sheet has the surface roughness Ra of 0.9-2.0 ?m and the surface roughness Ry of 4.0-15 ?m. A Ni-plated steel sheet which includes an Fe?Ni diffusion layer as an outermost surface layer and in which the diffusion layer has the surface roughness Ra of 0.9-2.0 ?m and the surface roughness Ry of 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Shinichi Takematsu, Eiji Okamatsu, Hideyuki Minagi
  • Publication number: 20120152410
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for hot forming of steel parts, in particular blanks or semi-finished products of steel, in which the steel parts are heated in a furnace for at least partial austenitisation to a temperature above the Ac1 temperature and hot formed in a forming tool. The object of providing a method for hot forming of steel parts which allows an energy-efficient performance of the hot forming while at the same time reducing the cycle times for producing a hot formed component, is achieved in that the waste heat from the furnace is used for further heat treatment steps of the steel part before and/or after the at least partial austenitisation of the steel part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicants: GMF Urnformtechnik GmbH, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Sascha Sikora, Janko Banik, Siegfried Lösch
  • Patent number: 8147984
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oriented substrate for forming an epitaxial thin film thereon, which has a more excellent orientation than that of a conventional one and a high strength, and a method for manufacturing the same. A clad textured metal substrate for forming the epitaxial thin film thereon according to the present invention comprises a metallic layer and a nickel layer which is bonded to at least one face of the metallic layer, wherein the nickel layer has a {100}<001> cube texture in which a deviating angle ?? of crystal axes satisfies ???7 degrees and has a nickel purity of 99.9% or more. The oriented metal substrate is manufactured by cold-working the nickel sheet having a purity of 99.9% or more, heat-treating it for orientation, and bonding the metal sheet with the oriented nickel sheet by using a surface activated bonding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Naoji Kashima, Shigeo Nagaya, Kunihiro Shima, Hirofumi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8133332
    Abstract: A method includes: constructing a multilayer structure including a first layer of Pt, a first layer of A1 phase FePt on the first layer of Pt, and a second layer of Pt on the layer of FePt, and annealing the multilayer structure to convert the A1 phase FePt to L1o phase FePt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jiaoming Qiu, Yonghua Chen, Ganping Ju
  • Patent number: 8118989
    Abstract: Methods are provided for bonding pure rhenium to a substrate comprising a material. Non-lubricated components configured to have friction contact with another component are also provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a method includes disposing a eutectic alloy over the substrate to form an inter layer, the eutectic alloy comprised essentially of a base alloy and one or more melting point depressants and having a melting temperature that is lower than a melting temperature of the substrate material and a melting temperature of rhenium, placing pure rhenium over the inter layer, and heating the inter layer to a temperature that is substantially equal to or greater than the melting temperature of the eutectic alloy, but that is below the melting temperature of the substrate material and the melting temperature of the pure rhenium to bond the pure rhenium to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Don Mittendorf, Scott Sperl
  • Patent number: 8070894
    Abstract: An alloy suitable for coating metal surfaces is provided in which the alloy provides a liquid melt which contains a fraction of dissolved oxide forming additives as deoxidizers. The alloyed combination of elements in the liquid melt resists compound formation thus preserving the chemical activity of the individual elements. In a coating application, the alloy may form a coating that can interact with and remove the oxide or residual oxide coating of the base metal to be coated, i.e., scrub the surface of the metal clean. This results in increased coating bond strength and the ability to bond effectively to normally difficult alloys such as stainless steel, refractory metals (W, Ti, Ta etc.), or aluminum alloys which form protective oxide layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: The NanoSteel Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel James Branagan
  • Publication number: 20110126945
    Abstract: There are provided an Ni-based alloy high-chrome steel structure and its manufacturing method capable of joining Ni-based alloys and high-chrome steels by welding, and performing suitable heat treatment, thereby maintaining the strength in the joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Shin Nishimoto, Takashi Nakano, Yoshinori Tanaka, Tatsuaki Fujikawa, Kenji Kawasaki, Yoshikuni Kadoya, Ryuichi Yamamoto, Yuichi Hirakawa, Takashi Shige
  • Publication number: 20110094634
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting growth of tin whiskers is provided. The method includes providing a metal substrate, forming a tin layer to cover the surface of the metal substrate, and treating the metal substrate covered the tin layer by an annealing process, wherein the annealing process is performed at 400° C.-600° C. and the surface of the tin layer is subsequently inhibited from growing tin whiskers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yee-Wen YEN, Meng-Yu TSOU, Chien-Chung JAO
  • Publication number: 20110056594
    Abstract: A process for producing a component from a steel product coated with a protective Al—Si coating, and an intermediate product that arises during the course of such a process and that can be used to produce components of the type concerned here. The steel product coated with the Al—Si coating, undergoes a first heating stage in which the temperature and the duration of the heat treatment are set such that the Al—Si coating is only partially pre-alloyed with Fe from the steel product. Then, the steel product, in a second heating stage, is heated to a heating temperature, above the Ac1 temperature, at which the steel product has an at least partially austenitic structure, wherein the temperature and the duration of the second heating stage are set such that the Al—Si coating is fully alloyed with Fe from the steel product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Friedhelm Macherey, Franz-Josef Lenze, Michael Peters, Manuela Ruthenberg, Sascha Sikora
  • Publication number: 20110027613
    Abstract: An Al—Zn—Si—Mg alloy coated strip that has Mg2Si particles in the coating microstructure is disclosed. The distribution of Mg2 Si particles is such that a surface region of the coating has only a small proportion of Mg2Si particles or is at least substantially free of any Mg2Si particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED
    Inventors: Qiyang Liu, Wayne Renshaw, Joe Williams
  • Publication number: 20110017361
    Abstract: A method for coating a hot-rolled or cold-rolled steel flat product, containing 6-30% wt. Mn, with a metallic protective layer by hot-clip coating in a melt bath. The coating, achieved with increased production reliability, is optimised by the steel flat product being subjected to a pickling treatment in which the manganese oxide adhering to the steel flat product is essentially fully removed in the pickling bath before the steel flat product enters the melt bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Manfred Meurer, Ronny Leuschner, Michael Steinhorst
  • Patent number: 7854809
    Abstract: A heat treatment process for a component of a turbine engine formed from multiple materials, such as steel and nickel. The heat treatment process includes two stages: a first stage for austinitizing the steel and solutioning the nickel, and a second stage for ageing and tempering the materials. The heat treatment process may include heating a component formed from a steel portion and a nickel portion such that the steel portion austinitizes and the nickel portion undergoes solutioning, cooling the component to prevent the excessive formation of gamma prime ({grave over (y)}), and subjecting the component to a temper heat treatment during which martensite tempering occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Arrell, Allister W. James
  • Publication number: 20100300584
    Abstract: According to the method, a blank (7) that is severed from strip material (4) of coated, high-strength boron steel is homogeneously heated in a furnace (11) having a plurality of temperature zones (8, 9, 10) first in a 1st zone (8) to a temperature of approximately 830° C. to 950° C. and maintained at this temperature level for a defined time (t). Thereafter, a region (12) of first kind of the blank (7) is cooled down in a 2nd zone (9) of the furnace (11) to a temperature of approximately 550° C. to 700° C. and maintained at this lowered temperature level for a defined time (t1). At the same time, a region (13) of second kind of the blank (7) is maintained in a 3rd zone (10) of the furnace (11) at a temperature level of approximately 830° C. to 950° C. during a time (t2). After this heat treatment, a blank (7) is formed into a shaped component (1) in a thermoforming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Buschsieweke, Stefan Adelbert, Johannes Böke, Markus Pellmann, Jürgen Krogmeier
  • Publication number: 20100175794
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing an active anti-corrosion coating on steel components. In order to develop an active anti-corrosion coating that can be applied on an industrial scale using conventional means (e.g. dipping, spraying or flooding) and is intended for hot-formed and, in particular, press-hardened steel parts provided with antiscaling means, the invention proposes a process comprising the following process steps: a. Using a steel element provided with an antiscaling layer; b. Annealing the steel element at a temperature above 600° C. in an annealing furnace for the purpose of hardening, semi-hot or hot forming or press hardening and thus producing a reaction layer; c. Applying an anti-corrosion coating to the annealed reaction layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Stefan Sepeur, Stefan Goedicke, Christine Breyer
  • Publication number: 20100059146
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in a ?? phase precipitation strengthening type Ni-base alloy, an alloy excellent in heat treatment capability and weldability and suitable for joint with a ferritic steel. Further, the present invention provides a welded turbine rotor having the strength, ductility, and toughness simultaneously over the whole welded structure when a precipitation strengthening type Ni-base alloy having a heatproof temperature of 675° C. or higher is joined to a ferritic steel. A Ni-base alloy according to the present invention contains cobalt, chromium, aluminum, carbon, boron, and at least either tungsten or molybdenum with the remainder being nickel and inevitable impurities, having an alloy composition including 12 to 25 percent by mass of Co, 10 to 18 percent by mass of Cr, 2.0 to 3.6 percent by mass of Al, 0.01 to 0.15 percent by mass of C, 0.001 to 0.03 percent by mass of B, the total amount of tungsten and molybdenum being 5.0 to 10 percent by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi
  • Patent number: 7615124
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing plated-steel armor wires intended for reinforcement of flexible tubular pipes for transporting hydrocarbons, comprising a plating coating is intimately bonded, by high pressure, to a core made of hardenable steel with moderate mechanical properties, and then the plated wire obtained undergoes a rapid high-temperature hardening step followed by a tempering step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventors: Francois Dupoiron, Philippe Espinasse
  • Publication number: 20090236016
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a glass molding die includes forming a substrate by hardening a steel material containing 0.3 wt % or more and 2.7 wt % or less of carbon and 13 wt % or less of chromium, and further containing at least one additive selected from 0.5 wt % or more and 3 wt % or less of molybdenum, 0.1 wt % or more and 5 wt % or less of vanadium, and 1 wt % or more and 7 wt % or less of tungsten, and then tempering the steel material at a temperature of 400° C. or higher and 650° C. or lower, forming a surface coating layer composed of an amorphous Ni—P alloy on the surface of the substrate, and heating the surface coating layer thereby rendering the surface coating layer an eutectic structure composed of Ni and Ni3P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: TOSHIBA KIKAI KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Masuda, Takaharu Tashiro
  • Patent number: 7575647
    Abstract: A fuel tank that is at least partially formed of a corrosion-resistant coated metal that is coated with a corrosion resistant alloy. The corrosion resistant alloy is a tin metal alloy or a tin and zinc metal alloy. The corrosion resistant alloy may also include one or more metal additives to improve the coating process and/or to alter the properties of the tin or tin and zinc metal alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: The Louis Berkman Co.
    Inventors: Jay F. Carey, II, Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, Nicholas R. Hesske
  • Publication number: 20090199934
    Abstract: A method of treating an Al/Zn-based alloy coated product that includes an Al/Zn-based alloy coating on a substrate is disclosed. The method includes the steps of rapid intense heating of the alloy coating for a very short duration, and rapid cooling of the alloy coating, and forming a modified crystalline microstructure of the alloy coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED
    Inventors: Qiyang Liu, Ross McDowall Smith, Bryan Andrew Shedden
  • Publication number: 20090038718
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a containment device including: providing steel slab including (in wt. %) C: 0.05%-0.4%; Si: ?2.0%; Mn: ?2.0%; P: ?0.1%; N: ?200 ppm; remainder iron and inevitable impurities; hot rolling the slab to steel strip after reheating the slab, or utilizing the casting heat by hot-charging the slab, or by direct rolling the slab after casting, followed by cooling the strip to coiling temperature and coiling; cold rolling the strip at between 40 and 95% thickness reduction to form cold-rolled strip; continuous annealing by reheating to temperature above Ac1, homogenising at least 5 seconds, followed by rapid cooling; producing the device. The device has steel at least 10 vol. % martensite and/or bainite and reduced properties of anisotropy. Containment device manufactured by the process and producing isolation barrier material for high temperature and/or pressure sealing for containment devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: HILLE & MÜLLER GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Helmut Maria Dotsch, Ruediger Hartung, Marcel Onink
  • Publication number: 20080247898
    Abstract: A rare earth permanent magnet is prepared by providing a sintered magnet body consisting of 12-17 at % of rare earth, 3-15 at % of B, 0.01-11 at % of metal element, 0.1-4 at % of O, 0.05-3 at % of C, 0.01-1 at % of N, and the balance of Fe, disposing on a surface of the magnet body a powder comprising an oxide, fluoride and/or oxyfluoride of another rare earth, and heat treating the powder-covered magnet body at a temperature below the sintering temperature in vacuum or in an inert gas, for causing the other rare earth to be absorbed in the magnet body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime NAKAMURA, Koichi HIROTA, Takehisa MINOWA
  • Patent number: 7179342
    Abstract: A thermally loaded component (10), in particular a rotor for a steam or gas turbine, includes a plurality of component sections which, during operation, are exposed to different temperature levels, a first component section being designed for temperatures of >750° C., a second component section being designed for temperatures of approximately between 750° C. and 600° C., and a third component section being designed for temperatures of <600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Brendon Scarlin
  • Patent number: 7078111
    Abstract: Disclosed is a brazing sheet product including a core metal sheet (1), on at least one side of the core metal sheet (1) a clad layer (2) made of an aluminium brazing alloy comprising silicon in an amount in the range of 4 to 14% by weight, and on at least one outersurface of the clad layer (2) a layer comprising iron or iron alloy (4), and on the outersurface of the layer comprising iron or iron alloy (4) a further layer (3) including a metal X, whereby X is selected from the group consisting of tin, zinc, bismuth, indium, antimony, strontium, titanium, manganese, copper, or combinations of two or more thereof. Also, disclosed is a method of manufacturing such a brazing product, and a brazed assembly including at least one component made of this brazing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Corus Aluminium Walzprodukte GmbH
    Inventors: Adrianus Jacobus Wittebrood, Jacques Hubert Olga Joseph Wijenberg
  • Patent number: 7077920
    Abstract: A workpiece having regions of different ductility is made by first coating opposite faces of a flat sheet-metal workpiece of low ductility and then stripping the coating from the faces in one region of the workpiece while leaving the coating on the faces in another region of the workpiece. The workpiece is then deformed into a three-dimensional profile. Only the one uncoated region of the workpiece is heated and thereby hardened while not significantly heating the other coated region of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Benteler Automobil Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Ludger Gehringhoff
  • Patent number: 6984458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treating organs subject to erosion by liquids, in particular vapour turbine components, which contemplates laser plating with a cobalt-based alloy comprising chromium from 28 to 32% by weight; tungsten from 5 to 7% by weight; silicon from 0.1 to 2% by weight; carbon from 1.2 to 1.7% by weight; nickel from 0.5 to 3% by weight; iron from 0.01 to 1% by weight; manganese from 0.01 to 1% by weight; molybdenum from 0.2 to 1% by weight; possible impurities or other elements from 0 to 0.5% by weight and cobalt the complement to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Nuovo Pignone Holding S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Giannozzi
  • Patent number: 6982011
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing improved cold-rolled band that is capable of being deep-drawn or ironed and that has a carbon content of less than 0.5 weight %. The invention also relates to a cold-rolled band that can be produced by such a method, and preferably used for producing cylindrical containers and, in particular, battery containers by deep-drawing or ironing. The band that is cold-rolled with a cold-rolling ratio ranging from 30 to 95% is subjected to a thermal treatment in an annealing furnace and to a—preferably galvanic—coating of at least one of the two band surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Hille & Mueller GmbH
    Inventors: Karlfried Pfeifenbring, Hans-Güenter Steinmann, Ferdinand Schmidt, Werner Olberding, Marcel Sebastian Rubart
  • Patent number: 6905783
    Abstract: Steel sheet for porcelain enameling having excellent workability yet capable of providing an enamel layer having excellent adhesion with the steel sheet on direct-on enameling once and still free of black specks defects, a method for producing the same, as well as a porcelain enamel product and the method for producing the same are provided, in which low carbon Al-killed steel sheet, high oxygen steel sheet, Ti-added steel sheet, Nb-added steel sheet, Ti—Nb-added steel sheet or B-added steel sheet is used. A steel sheet for porcelain enameling is produced by applying Ni—Mo alloy plating to the low carbon Al-killed steel sheet, high oxygen steel sheet, Ti-added steel sheet, Nb-added steel sheet, Ti—Nb-added steel sheet or B-added steel sheet having specified components and composition ratio, and after performing heat treatment thereto to control the content of Ni, Mo, and Fe that are present on the surface of the steel sheet in a predetermined range, porcelain enamel is applied and fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignees: Ferro Enamels (Japan) Limited, Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Sato, Toshihira Hamada, Shuzo Oda, Yoshihiro Jono, Takahiro Hayashida, Junichi Fujimoto, Masao Komai
  • Patent number: 6881282
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for preparing and chroming a blank of steel. This method reduces time and cost to the assembly process. The method includes the following steps: heating steel slabs to a pre-determined temperature, hot rolling the steel slabs to a pre-determined width/thickness; spraying the steel strips with water to remove scaling; pickling the steel strips in acid to remove scaling; rinsing and drying the strips; cold rolling the strips with an electron beam textured tandem mill into strips having a pre-determined thickness; cold rolling the strips with an electron beam temper mill; and stamping the steel strips into a bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignees: Ford Motor Company, Ispat Inland, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Dupuis, Kevin W. Kiedaisch, Mark Bala, Dennis Urban