Process Patents (Class 228/101)
  • Patent number: 10366963
    Abstract: A precious metal paste which does not cause contamination of a member, which can be uniformly coated to a member to be bonded, and which is in good condition after bonding is provided. The present invention relates to a precious metal paste for bonding a semiconductor element, of the paste including a precious metal powder and an organic solvent, in which the precious metal powder has a purity of 99.9 mass % or more and an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 0.5 ?m, the organic solvent has a boiling point of 200 to 350° C., and a thixotropy index (TI) value calculated from a measurement value of a viscosity at a shear rate of 4/s with respect to a viscosity at a shear rate of 40/s at 23° C. by means of a rotational viscometer is 6.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K. K.
    Inventors: Masayuki Miyairi, Nobuyuki Akiyama, Katsuji Inagaki, Toshinori Ogashiwa
  • Patent number: 10332656
    Abstract: An oxide superconducting wire, includes a laminate including a base material, an intermediate layer, and an oxide superconducting layer, the intermediate layer being laminated on a main surface of the base material, the intermediate layer being constituted of one or more layers having an orientation, the intermediate layer having one or more first non-orientation regions extending in a longitudinal direction of the base material, the oxide superconducting layer being laminated on the intermediate layer, the oxide superconducting layer having a crystal orientation controlled by the intermediate layer, the oxide superconducting layer having second non-orientation regions located on the first non-orientation regions, and a metal layer which covers at least a front surface and side surfaces of the oxide superconducting layer in the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Chihaya Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10043765
    Abstract: An integrated circuit structure and formation thereof. The integrated circuit structure includes a substrate and a front-end-of-the-line (FEOL) portion. The FEOL portion rests on top of and in contact with the substrate. The integrated circuit structure includes a memory level portion. The memory level portion rests on top of and in contact with the FEOL portion. The integrated circuit structure includes a back-end-of-the-line (BEOL) portion. The BEOL portion rests on top of and in contact with the memory level portion. The integrated circuit structure includes a multiple layer that includes one or more pairs of reactive materials. The multiple layer is one or more of: i) on top of the BEOL portion; ii) within the BEOL portion; iii) within the memory level portion; iv) within the FEOL portion; v) embedded in the substrate; and vi) on bottom of a thinned substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cyril Cabral, Jr., Kenneth P. Rodbell
  • Patent number: 9926619
    Abstract: In a first aspect, the invention provides aluminum alloy comprising the following composition, all values in weight %: Si 0.25-1.5 Cu 0.3-1.5 Fe up to 0.5 Mn up to 0.1 all other elements including Mg being incidental and present (if at all) then in an amount less than or equal to 0.05 individually, and less than or equal to 0.15 in aggregate, the balance being aluminum. In a second aspect, the invention provides a composite aluminum sheet product comprising a core layer and at least one clad layer wherein the at least one clad layer is an aluminum alloy comprising the following composition, all values in weight %: Si 0.25-1.5 Cu 0.3-1.5 Fe up to 0.5 Mn up to 0.1 all other elements including Mg being incidental and present (if at all) then in an amount less than or equal to 0.05 individually, and less than or equal to 0.15 in aggregate, the balance being aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrille Bezencon, Corrado Bassi, Frank Schellinger
  • Patent number: 9921037
    Abstract: Structures based upon periodic cellular materials that provide a potential for defeating combinations of both air blast loading and ballistic attack either sequentially or simultaneously, or combination of both. The cellular structures may also be configured to meet the stiffness and strength support requirements of particular vehicle or other applications, systems or structures. The armor is therefore potentially able to support normal service loads and defeat blast and ballistic threats when necessary. The structure provides for using efficient load support capabilities of the material (without a high armor protection level) in low threat conditions, as well as the ability to modify the system to increase its level protection to a desired or required level. This would reduce the weight of the protection system in normal (low threat) conditions which reduces vehicle wear and tear, as well as cost savings in fabrication of applicable structures or systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Haydn N. G. Wadley, Yellapu V. Murty, Tyrone Jones, Rahul Gupta, Matthew Burkins
  • Patent number: 9845523
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of forming high-aspect-ratio metallic glass articles that are substantially free of defects and cosmetic flaws by means of rapid capacitive discharge forming. Metallic glass alloys that are stable against crystallization for at least 100 ms at temperatures where the viscosity is in the range of 100 to 104 Pa-s are considered as suitable for forming such high-aspect-ratio articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Glassimetal Technology, Inc., Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Schramm, Jong Hyun Na, Marios D. Demetriou, David S. Lee, William L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9827630
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for respot welding is provided. The fixing apparatus includes a base plate on which electrically-powered cylinders are mounted, lower pin jigs mounted upright on the electrically-powered cylinders to support a workpiece and the workpiece is fixed at a position by allowing pin units mounted on upper portions of the lower pin jigs to penetrate the workpiece. Further a pressing hanger is positioned to be spaced apart from the upper portions of the lower pin jigs, and moves downward toward the pin units to apply a force to the workpiece when the workpiece is seated on the lower pin jigs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jung Whan Yeum
  • Patent number: 9824796
    Abstract: An oxide superconductor includes: a substrate made of a metal; an insulating intermediate layer provided on the substrate; an oxide superconducting layer provided on the intermediate layer; a metal stabilizing layer provided on the oxide superconducting layer; and a plurality of dividing grooves which divide the metal stabilizing layer and the oxide superconducting layer along a longitudinal direction of the substrate, reach the inside of the intermediate layer through the oxide superconducting layer from the metal stabilizing layer, and do not reach the substrate. The metal stabilizing layer and the oxide superconducting layer are divided to form a plurality of filament conductors by the plurality of dividing grooves, and in each dividing groove of the plurality of dividing grooves, a width of a groove opening portion of the dividing groove is equal to or greater than a width of a groove bottom portion of the dividing groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: FUJIKURA LTD., SWCC SHOWA CABLE SYSTEMS CO., LTD., FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Machi, Tomo Yoshida, Tatsunori Nakamura, Kota Katayama, Koichi Nakao, Keiichi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9816904
    Abstract: An analyzing method of a spot welded portion, includes: acquiring bar elements as the spot welded portion; extracting other bar elements existing at a periphery of a target bar element which is targeted among the acquired bar elements; determining whether or not there is a bar element which shares the same end point with the target bar element among the extracted bar elements; determining that the target bar element and the bar element which shares the same end point with the target bar element are a three-layer spot welded portion when it is determined that there is the bar element which shares the same end point with the target bar element; and determining whether or not there is a bar element whose distance between elements with the target bar element is within a predetermined distance among the extracted bar elements when it is determined that there is not the bar element which shares the same end point with the target bar element, and determining that the target bar element and the extracted bar element
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Niwa, Shunji Hiwatashi, Akihiro Uenishi, Satoshi Hirose, Yusuke Kamada, Akira Shirai
  • Patent number: 9774919
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may allow for the single-input capture of clips during the presentation of content, such as video content. The single-input capture may be based on an analysis of clips captured by users in the same video content, such that popular clips can be identified and used for subsequent users. A user may select a button to capture, or to begin capturing, a clip during the presentation of content. Based on the single selection of the button, an entire clip may be captured, which may correspond to a previously detected popular clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Devin Blong, Kevin Flores, Tushar Chaudhary, Manish Sharma
  • Patent number: 9673349
    Abstract: A stringing device and stringing method usable for manufacturing photovoltaic modules efficiently with an easy configuration, and a photovoltaic module manufacturing device and manufacturing method. A stringing device for electrically connecting electrodes formed respectively in adjacent photovoltaic cells via a conductive member includes: number one joining unit which joins the photovoltaic cell supplied with its light receiving surface facing up and the conductive member to each other; and number two joining unit which joins the photovoltaic cell supplied with its light receiving surface facing down and the conductive member to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seigo Kodama, Noriaki Iwaki, Shuichi Hirata, Masato Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9550910
    Abstract: This is to provide an aqueous metal surface treatment agent for a lithium ion secondary battery which can improve interlaminar adhesiveness between a metal member and a resin coating layer such as a film or a coated film, and solvent resistance without using trivalent chromium. The aqueous metal surface treatment agent for a lithium ion secondary battery comprises a polyvinyl alcohol resin containing 2 to 15 mol % of a 1,2-diol structural unit represented by the formula (1): Having a degree of saponification of 90 to 99.9 mol % and an average degree of polymerization of 250 to 3000; and a metallic crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: KYORITSU CHEMICAL & CO., LTD., THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Minowa, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Satoshi Yamazaki, Mitsuo Shibutani
  • Patent number: 9512910
    Abstract: An actuator includes a housing assembly, an actuator shaft, an actuation member, and an anti-rotation rod. The actuator shaft is rotationally mounted in the housing assembly, is adapted to receive a drive torque, and is configured, upon receipt of the drive torque, to rotate. The actuation member is mounted on the actuator shaft, and is configured to translate in response to rotation of the actuator shaft. The anti-rotation rod is coupled to the actuator housing and extends therefrom. The anti-rotation is rod configured to at least selectively engage, and thereby prevent rotation of, the actuation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ron Vaughan, Kevin K. Chakkera, Paul T. Wingett
  • Patent number: 9405770
    Abstract: An exemplary method for navigating among photos includes determining, using one or more computing devices, visual characteristics of a person depicted in a first image associated with a first location. These visual characteristics of the person are detected in a second image associated with a second location. Using the one or more computing devices, a series of intermediate images are identified based on the first location and the second location. Each intermediate image is associated with a location. The series of intermediate images and the second image are provided. Images of an intermediate destination from the series of intermediate images are selected based on a density of images at the intermediate destination. A 3D reconstruction of the intermediate destination is then generated based on the selected images. Thereafter, a visual presentation of images traversing through the 3D reconstruction of the intermediate destination to the second image is prepared for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Maxwell Seitz
  • Patent number: 9238091
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods of manufacturing bioactive gels from ECM material, i.e., gels which retain bioactivity, and can serve as scaffolds for preclinical and clinical tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches to tissue reconstruction. The manufacturing methods take advantage of a new recognition that bioactive gels from ECM material can be created by digesting particularized ECM material in an alkaline environment and neutralizing to provide bioactive gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ACell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly A. Kentner, Katherine A. Stuart, Abram D. Janis
  • Patent number: 9227257
    Abstract: A heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) assembly includes a slider, a laser diode and solder connections between the laser diode and the slider. The solder connections mechanically and electrically attach the laser diode to the slider. Each solder connection has a total volume per unit area (i.e., height) of less than or equal to about 15 ?m. The solder connections have a first intermetallic zone adjacent to the laser diode, a second intermetallic zone adjacent to the slider, and a eutectic zone of eutectic material between the first and second intermetallic zones. The eutectic zone occupies greater than or equal to about 35% of the total volume per unit area of the solder connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jon Paul Hurley, Bernard W. Bell, Jr., Steven Harlow Anderson Axdal
  • Patent number: 9227271
    Abstract: A vibration mode control method for a thin plate-reinforcement structure utilizes a reinforcing effect of a weld bead, wherein the thin plate-reinforcement structure comprises two welded components at least one of which includes a thin plate portion. After a first (thin plate) component and a second (another) component are arc-welded discontinuously at several positions, a stress direction and level in one of the resulting weld areas located to be subject to stress concentration is preliminarily verified. Then, a stress-dispersing weld bead (f) is laid to extend between the weld area which is an area subject to stress concentration and the first (thin plate) component, wherein the stress-dispersing weld bead (f) is set to a direction and length capable of preventing fatigue crack from occurring in the first (thin plate) component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Kogyo Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Toshiya Kushiyama, Eiji Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9171745
    Abstract: To provide a substrate treatment apparatus capable of suppressing adherence of dust to a film coated on a substrate. As an aspect of the present invention is a substrate treatment apparatus provided with a spin-coating treatment chamber 4a for coating a film on the substrate by spin-coating, a first air-conditioning mechanism that regulates an amount of dust in the air in the spin-coating treatment chamber, an annealing treatment chamber 7a for performing lamp annealing treatment on the film coated on the substrate, a conveying chamber 2a that is connected to each of the spin-coating treatment chamber and the annealing treatment chamber and is for conveying the substrate between the spin-coating treatment chamber and the annealing treatment chamber each other, and a second air-conditioning mechanism that regulate an amount of dust in the air in the conveying chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: YOUTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Suzuki, Takeshi Kijima, Yuuji Honda
  • Patent number: 9138833
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aluminum alloy brazing sheet for heat exchanger which excels in resistance to corrosion from its inside and simultaneously attains satisfactory erosion resistance and high strength. This includes a core material of an Al alloy containing predetermined amounts of Si, Mn, Cu, Mg, and Ti; a clad material of an Al alloy containing predetermined amounts of Si, Mn, and Zn, having a predetermined thickness, and lying on one side of the core material so as to constitute an inner side of a tube member of the heat exchanger; and a filler material of an Al alloy containing a predetermined amount of Si, having a predetermined thickness, and lying on the other side of the core material so as to constitute an outer side of the tube member. The crystal grain size of the core material after brazing under specific conditions is 50 ?m or more but less than 300 ?m in a rolling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiro Koshigoe, Toshiki Ueda, Shimpei Kimura
  • Patent number: 9139913
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-corrosion treatment method for a heat exchanger, in which even if an aluminum material-made heat exchanger having been flux-brazed by the NB process, in particular, an aluminum material-made heat exchanger to be used for automobile air conditioner is not subjected to a chemical conversion treatment in advance, not only corrosion resistance can be significantly enhanced without impairing hydrophilicity, but deodorizing properties can be enhanced. The anti-corrosion treatment method for an aluminum material-made heat exchanger includes bringing an aluminum material-made heat exchanger having been flux-brazed by the NOCOLOK brazing process into contact with a hydrophilic treatment liquid and then applying a baking treatment, thereby forming a hydrophilic film on the surface of the aluminum material-made heat exchanger, wherein the hydrophilic treatment liquid contains a hydrophilic resin and a lithium ion, and a lithium concentration in the hydrophilic film is from 0.05 to 25% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norizumi Matsui, Hiroko Okamura
  • Patent number: 9095934
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having a good brazing property that prevents diffusion of molten filler material in a core material of the aluminum alloy brazing sheet during a brazing process and which has a superior corrosion resistance to an exhaust gas condensate water after the brazing process is disclosed. A method of manufacturing of the aluminum alloy brazing sheet also is disclosed. A high corrosion-resistant heat exchanger that employs the aluminum alloy brazing sheet also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: Denso Corp., Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp.
    Inventors: Sadayuki Kamiya, Masaki Harada, Masafumi Saito, Taketoshi Toyoma, Makoto Ando, Yoshiyuki Oya, Akio Niikura, Yoichi Kojima
  • Publication number: 20150146399
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of attaching a semiconductor die to a substrate includes placing a bottom surface of the die over a top surface of the substrate with an intervening die attach material. The method further includes contacting a top surface of the semiconductor die and the top surface of the substrate with a conformal structure that includes a non-solid, pressure transmissive material, and applying a pressure to the conformal structure. The pressure is transmitted by the non-solid, pressure transmissive material to the top surface of the semiconductor die. The method further includes, while applying the pressure, exposing the assembly to a temperature that is sufficient to cause the die attach material to sinter. Before placing the die over the substrate, conductive mechanical lock features may be formed on the top surface of the substrate, and/or on the bottom surface of the semiconductor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: LAKSHMINARAYAN VISWANATHAN, L.M. Mahalingam, David F. Abdo, Jaynal A. Molla
  • Publication number: 20150129644
    Abstract: A metal chemistry includes an amount of chromium weight of between about 9.0% and about 16% by weight, an amount of cobalt of between about 7.0% and about 14% by weight, an amount of molybdenum of between about 10% and about 20% by weight, an amount of iron of between about 1.0% and about 5.0% by weight, an amount of aluminum of between about 0.05% and about 0.75% by weight, an amount of titanium of between about 0.5% and about 2.0% by weight, an amount of manganese not to exceed about 0.8% by weight, an amount of carbon of between about 0.02% and about 0.10% by weight, an amount of a titanium+aluminum alloy of between about 0.55% and about 2.75% by weight, and an amount of nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Yan Cui, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Dechao Lin, Brian Lee Tollison
  • Publication number: 20150130183
    Abstract: A joint for a double wall tube assembly includes an adapter having an inner wall and an outer wall connected by a web, and a flange extending from the outer wall. The inner wall is configured to receive an inner tube of a double wall tube assembly. The outer wall is configured to be connected to an outer tube of the double wall tube assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard L. Statler, III, David W. Struckman, Clifton Breay, Jon Neal, David Woolard, Jay Caudill
  • Patent number: 9023487
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention is a laminated structure with good use efficiency, in which diffusion of tin from an indium-tin solder material to an indium target is favorably suppressed, and a method for producing the same. The laminated structure has a backing plate, an indium-tin solder material, and an indium target laminated in this order, and the concentration of tin in the 2.5 to 3.0 mm thickness range of the indium target from the indium-tin solder material side surface is 5 wtppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Endo, Masaru Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150116974
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic device in which a gyro element as an electronic component is accommodated in an internal space provided by a base and a lid as a lid body, includes: preparing the lid as the lid body in which a groove is provided in the surface which is a surface on the opposite side to the rear surface which is a surface on a side which is joined to the base; seam-welding the base and the lid at a site except for an unwelded site which includes a site corresponding to at least a portion of the groove, of a site planned to join the base and the lid; and welding the base and the lid at the unwelded site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Juichiro MATSUZAWA, Osamu KAWAUCHI, Shinya AOKI, Masaru MIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20150116915
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an electronic device, that accommodates a gyro element as an electronic component in an inner space formed by a base and a lid as a lid body, includes: preparing the lid in which a groove is provided on a surface which is welded with the base, and an opening area of the groove on the inner space side which is smaller than an opening area on the outer periphery side of the lid; welding, first, the base and the lid at a portion excluding an unwelded portion that includes at least apart of the groove, of a planned welding portion of the base and the lid; and welding, second, the base and the lid at the unwelded portion such that the groove is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shinya AOKI, Osamu KAWAUCHI, Juichiro MATSUZAWA, Masaru MIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20150116951
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an electronic device, that accommodates a gyro element as an electronic component in an inner space formed by a base and a lid as a lid body, includes: preparing the lid in which a groove is provided on the rear surface which is welded with the base, and an opening area of the groove on the inner space side which is greater than an opening area on the outer periphery side of the lid; welding, first, the base and the lid at a portion excluding an unwelded portion that includes at least apart of the groove, of a planned welding portion of the base and the lid; and welding, second, the base and the lid at the unwelded portion such that the groove is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Osamu KAWAUCHI, Shinya AOKI, Juichiro MATSUZAWA, Masaru MIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20150110592
    Abstract: A mining machine includes a boom, a handle coupled to the boom, and a dipper coupled to the handle. The mining machine further includes a liner system coupled to the dipper. The liner system includes a first guide member and a second guide member coupled to a surface of the dipper, wherein the first and second guide members and the surface of the dipper define a channel extending along the dipper, and wherein the liner system further includes an insert disposed at least partially within the channel that is inhibited from moving away from the surface of the dipper by a portion of the first guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Voelz, Richard Nicoson
  • Publication number: 20150108785
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to provide a door frame and a method of manufacturing the same, with reducing manufacturing cost. A door frame has a rear sash (vertical sash) (41) for supporting door glass and has a lock-device mounting bracket (door-frame component) (70) attached by welding to the rear sash (41) and having formed therein through-holes (70e, 70d) for welding. Weld beads (73, 75) are formed between the rear sash (41) and the wall surfaces of the through-holes (70e, 70d) for welding, the through-holes (70e, 70d) being formed in the lock-device mounting bracket (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20150107110
    Abstract: A welding method including the steps of: providing, in a first position, a weld target assembly having a welding region and a weld tab located adjacent the welding region, the weld tab changeable from a first physical configuration to a second physical configuration when subject to a first type of weld operation; performing a first weld process on the welding region and weld tab; moving the assembly from the first to a second position; providing safeguard apparatus for cooperating with the weld tab to: prevent the assembly from moving to the second position when the first weld procedure did not include the first type of weld operation; and permit the assembly be moved to the second position when the first weld procedure included the first type of weld operation. The assembly includes a sub-assembly having a foot member and blade portion welded together, thereby ultimately forming an output guide vane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew David CURREN
  • Publication number: 20150102091
    Abstract: An apparatus used for forming stud bumps may be formed by providing a first clamp plate comprising a clamping surface, forming a notcher on the clamping surface, and forming a contact stopper on the clamping surface. The apparatus may include a clamp that includes at least two opposing plates, and at least one of the opposing plates includes a protruding feature that intersects the wire when the wire is clamped forming a first notch in the wire. The method for forming stud bumps includes bonding wire to a bonding surface, releasing the wire from the clamp, passing the wire a notch pitch distance through the clamp, clamping the wire with the clamp forming a second notch in the wire, and breaking the wire leaving a bonded portion of the wire on the bonding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Yeong-Jyh Lin, Hsin-Hung Liao, Chien Ling Hwang, Yi-Li Hsiao, Chung-Shi Liu, Mirng-Ji Lii, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Publication number: 20150097023
    Abstract: A process for joining two parts by braze-welding, including forming a joint, between two surfaces to be joined, and a fillet. The composition of the filler metal used to form the fillet is different from that used to form the joint, to provide the joint with a higher ductility. The method can, for example, be applied to production of high-pressure compressor guide-vane sectors for a turbomachine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Didier Clement
  • Publication number: 20150090361
    Abstract: A UOE steel pipe used to form a structure by performing butt circumferential welding and having an outside diameter shape in a waveform in a longitudinal direction is shaped to have no local minimum of the outside diameter shape in the waveform within a predetermined length from both longitudinal end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Hisakazu Tajika, Takahiro Sakimoto, Satoshi Igi
  • Publication number: 20150086263
    Abstract: A solder alloy has an alloy composition containing Zn of 3 through 25 mass %, Ti of 0.002 through 0.25 mass %, Al of 0.002 through 0.25 mass % and balance of Sn, a solder joint made of the solder alloy, and a jointing method using the solder alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hikaru Nomura, Shunsaku Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20150082806
    Abstract: The present application provides a fuel plenum for a micro-mixer combustor. The fuel plenum may include a first assembly plate with a first assembly plate aperture, a second assembly plate with a second assembly plate aperture, a fuel tube extending through the first assembly plate aperture of the first assembly plate and the second assembly plate aperture of the second assembly plate, and an installation insert positioned between the fuel tube and the first assembly plate aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Willis, Patrick Benedict Melton, Lucas John Stoia
  • Publication number: 20150076214
    Abstract: A stringing device and stringing method usable for manufacturing photovoltaic modules efficiently with an easy configuration, and a photovoltaic module manufacturing device and manufacturing method. A stringing device for electrically connecting electrodes formed respectively in adjacent photovoltaic cells via a conductive member includes: number one joining unit which joins the photovoltaic cell supplied with its light receiving surface facing up and the conductive member to each other; and number two joining unit which joins the photovoltaic cell supplied with its light receiving surface facing down and the conductive member to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seigo Kodama, Noriaki Iwaki, Shuichi Hirata, Masato Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150075874
    Abstract: A cutting device includes, at least one stack of cutting elements attached to a cutter surface having, a first element and a second element attached to the cutter surface, and a third element attached to the first element and the second element, the three elements being sized and shaped such that prior to attachment to the cutter surface the three elements are restable in a stable manner on the cutter surface due to gravity alone such that a plane-defined-surface defined by one of the two planes of a modified gilmoid of the third element positioned further from the cutter surface is oriented at an angle of about 35 to 55 degrees relative to the cutter surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Calvin J. Stowe, II, Andrew D. Ponder
  • Patent number: 8978512
    Abstract: An operating pedal includes a joining portion at which a first member and a second member whose thickness is smaller than a thickness of the first member are overlapped with each other, and welded to each other along an end edge of the second member, a step portion being provided in the first member along the end edge of the second member by recessing a protruding portion that outwardly protrudes from the end edge so that the protruding portion is drawn back from the second member; and the first member and the second member being welded to each other at a portion extending from the end edge of the second member to the step portion of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Himetani, Nobuyuki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20150069111
    Abstract: An orthopaedic prosthesis for use in a hip replacement surgery. The orthopaedic prosthesis includes a metallic foam shell and a metallic core. The metallic core includes a neck configured to receive a femoral head component and a stem extending through the metallic foam shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: John M. Armacost, Ryan C. Keefer, Jeffrey A. McAnelly
  • Patent number: 8973806
    Abstract: A class of nickel based alloys having a fine grain structure resistant to stress corrosion cracking, and methods of alloy design to produce further alloys within the class are presented. The alloys act as suitable welding materials in similar applications to that of Alloy 622. The fine-grained structure of these novel alloys may also be advantageous for other reasons as well such as wear, impact, abrasion, corrosion, etc. These alloys have similar phases to Alloy 622 in that they are composed primarily of austenitic nickel, however the phase morphology is a much finer grained structure opposed to the long dendritic grains common to Alloy 622 when it is subject to cooling rates from a liquid state inherent to the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Scoperta, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Lee Cheney
  • Publication number: 20150054278
    Abstract: A corner fitting includes a sleeve body having a hollow inner space and configured to coaxially fit over a pipe member of a predetermined size. An edge of the sleeve body at a second distal end has a corner cut portion, a protruding tab, and two recesses, the protruding tab being diametrically opposed to the corner cut portion in the radial direction of the sleeve body, and the recesses being diametrically opposed to each other in the radial direction of the sleeve body. The corner cut portion is configured and shaped such that the sleeve body fits together with an identical sleeve body on the pipe member of the predetermined size with the corner cut portions of the two sleeve bodies contacting each other and with the pipe being nested between the protruding tabs of the second distal ends of the two sleeve bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Humm
  • Publication number: 20150056006
    Abstract: A welding wire formed of a trace boron titanium base alloy is provided, along with welds formed from the wire and articles comprising one or more of such welds. A method may include forming such a weld or welds from such a welding wire, and may also include non-destructively inspecting titanium alloy articles comprising one or more of such welds using ultrasonic waves to detect internal flaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Bernath, Sesh A. Tamirisakandala
  • Publication number: 20150050516
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosure, an apparatus for manipulating a plurality of curved sheets is provided. Each of the plurality of curved sheets includes an upper surface and a lower surface. The apparatus includes tooling to be coupled to the upper surface of each of the plurality of curved sheets. The tooling is capable of moving the plurality of curved sheets relative to each other and abutting the plurality of curved sheets so that the upper surface of each of the plurality of curved sheets is coextensive with a virtual arcuate surface. The apparatus also includes a welding apparatus capable of welding the plurality of curved sheets together after abutting the plurality of curved sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Peter Z. Anast
  • Patent number: 8957345
    Abstract: A method is provided for connecting a diaphragm to a housing of a pressure or force sensor, wherein a measurement element is attached in the housing and can capture a load acting from the outside onto the diaphragm during the use of the finished sensor. A housing ring surface or the housing is situated opposite a diaphragm ring surface of the diaphragm, which are subjected to compressive loading by the load during use of the sensor. A first connection is produced in an inner region between the housing ring surface and the diaphragm ring surface until they rest against each other radially outside the first connection. Then a second connection connects the housing ring surface and the diaphragm ring surface to one another radially outside the first connection up to a shared outer edge. Here, a defined connection depth of the entire double connection is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kistler Holding AG
    Inventors: Dieter Karst, Paul Furter, Stefan Brechbuehl
  • Publication number: 20150044496
    Abstract: A jointed body that has been solid-phase jointed at normal temperature and that has a non-conventional structure is presented. The jointed body is formed by solid-phase joining a first jointed member to a second jointed member, and has a junction interface between the first member and the second member. This jointed body includes an average crystal grain size in a near interface structure that constitutes a near interface area having a total width of 20 micrometers and extending at both sides of the junction interface as a center is 75-100% of an average crystal grain size in an around interface structure that constitutes around interface areas located at both outer sides of the near interface area. In the jointed body, the near interface structure after the joining is almost the same as the structure before the joining, allowing the jointed body to exert similar characteristics to the jointed members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tadashi Oshima, Hisaaki Takao, Hirofumi Ito
  • Publication number: 20150045695
    Abstract: Intraluminal guide wires including at least a portion thereof fabricated from a non-super-elastic cobalt-chromium alloy that exhibits improved elasticity, while maintaining a relatively high yield strength, as compared to conventionally employed non-super-elastic cobalt-chromium alloys. The guide wire may include an elongate core wire having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein at least a portion of the elongate core wire is fabricated from a cobalt-chromium alloy having a Young's modulus that is 150 GPa or less while having a yield strength that is at least 280 ksi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, Raleigh A. Purtzer
  • Publication number: 20150043962
    Abstract: A tailored blank for hot stamping includes a welded portion formed by butt-welding a first aluminum-plated steel sheet and a second aluminum-plated steel sheet, an Average Al concentration of a weld metal in the welded portion is in a range of 0.3 mass % to 1.5 mass %, an Ac3 point of the weld metal is 1250° C. or lower, and furthermore, an aluminum layer formed during the butt-welding is present on a surface of the welded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yasunobu Miyazaki, Yasuaki Naito, Kaoru Kawasaki, Takahiro Yoshinaga
  • Publication number: 20150034701
    Abstract: An electronic part including an electronic part main body and an external electrode on the surface of the electronic part main body. The external electrode includes at least one alloy layer selected from among a Cu—Ni alloy layer and a Cu—Mn alloy layer, and an antioxidant film formed on the outer side of the alloy layer. The antioxidant film is one of a Sn-containing film, a noble metal film, and an organic substance film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hidekiyo Takaoka, Kosuke Nakano, Yutaka Ota, Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20150037088
    Abstract: A lead-free solder alloy capable of forming solder joints in which electromigration and an increase in resistance during electric conduction at a high current density are suppressed has an alloy composition consisting essentially of 1.0-13.0 mass % of In, 0.1-4.0 mass % of Ag, 0.3-1.0 mass % of Cu, a remainder of Sn. The solder alloy has excellent tensile properties even at a high temperature exceeding 100° C. and can be used not only for CPUs but also for power semiconductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Ohnishi, Shunsaku Yoshikawa, Ken Tachibana, Yoshie Yamanaka, Hikaru Nomura, Kyu-oh Lee