Foil Or Other Thin Sheet-metal Making Or Treating Patents (Class 29/17.1)
  • Patent number: 10174407
    Abstract: A titanium alloy comprising an elevated level of oxygen is disclosed. The alloy may have 5.5 to 6.75 weight percent of aluminum, 3.5 to 4.5 weight percent of vanadium, 0.21 to 0.30 weight percent of oxygen, and up to 0.40% of weight percent of iron. The alloy may also have a minimum ultimate tensile strength of 130,000 psi, a minimum tensile yield strength of 120,000 psi, and a minimum ductility of 10% elongation. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing components having the aforementioned alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arconic Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Abkowitz, Susan M. Abkowitz, Patrick Connors, David Main, Harvey Fisher
  • Patent number: 10105920
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing laminate, including at least a carrying layer (1) and a cover layer (5) each of thermoplastic material bonded together with a diffractive optical element (2) incorporated between them, the method including the steps of: providing a layer (2) having a different refractive index from that of the carrying layer (1) or the cover layer (5) and placing the layer (2) on the carrying layer (1), wherein the layer (2) is placed only in some areas of the carrying layer (1); imprinting a stamp (4) with optical diffractive relief (6) thereon into the layer (2); placing the cover layer (5) on the layer (2); and heating the resulting laminate to a temperature at which bonding of the cover layer (5) and the carrying layer (1) occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: IQ Structures S.R.O.
    Inventor: Tomas Tethal
  • Publication number: 20150107070
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a bent sheet of foil, comprising a holder for holding a roll of foil; a motor for horizontally feeding the foil from the roll; a bending station for providing the fed foil with an angled portion; a controller for controlling a desired length of foil to be fed by commanding operation of said motor; and a cutting station for cutting said fed foil at said desired length, whereby to form constant length sheets of said foil. The controller is operable to command operation of the motor to sequentially feed the foil a first distance corresponding to a selected longitudinal dimension of the angled portion and then to feed the foil a second distance corresponding to a selected longitudinal dimension of a foil sheet to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Moran BORENSTEIN, Maor GROSS
  • Patent number: 8968524
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method producing a portioned column by forming a first segment and a third segment into arcuate segments, and attaching these arcuate segments to a second z-shaped segment to from two contiguous volumes with approximately semi-circular cross-sections that combine to form a partitioned, approximately cylindrical segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: L'Air Liquid Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Fabrice Del Corso, Golo Zick
  • Patent number: 8893361
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for joining a first workpiece and a second workpiece. A layer of exothermic material is placed between the first workpiece and the second workpiece. A plurality of currents is applied to the layer of exothermic material in a plurality of locations and substantially at the same time such that an exothermic reaction occurs in the layer of exothermic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Fong Shi
  • Patent number: 8776350
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved spacers for insulated glass units. Certain example embodiments relate to corrugated spacers that extend around a periphery of an IG unit. In certain example embodiments, the spacer includes at least one structured concave cavity. When positioned in conjunction with a substrate, the cavity may be filled with a sealant. In certain example embodiments, the sealant may be a thermoplastic sealant. In certain example embodiments, another cavity may be provided that may accept a structural sealant. In certain example embodiments, the thickness of the corrugated faces of a spacer may be less than the thickness of the shoulders of spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: David J. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140162084
    Abstract: A copper foil composite comprising a copper foil and a resin layer laminated, the copper foil containing at least one selected from the group consisting of Sn, Mn, Cr, Zn, Zr, Mg, Ni, Si and Ag at a total of 30 to 500 mass ppm, a tensile strength of the copper foil having of 100 to 180 MPa, a degree of aggregation I200/I0200 of a (100) plane of the copper foil being 30 or more, and an average grain size viewed from a plate surface of the copper foil being 10 to 400 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Kammuri
  • Patent number: 8516704
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing suspension devices comprising the steps of: a) forming an integral elastic sheet, the elastic sheet having first and second suspension devices, each suspension device being provided with attachment parts configured to be fixed to a movable object, fixing parts configured to be fixed to a base, and elastic parts connected between the attachment parts and the fixing parts respectively and configured to bias the object relative to the base, the elastic parts of the suspension devices being alternately distributed; b) separating the first and second suspension devices from each other before being attached to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Guo Ji Zhang, Kam Fung Cheng, Yue Li, Jian Hong Wu, Hong Liu, Guan Lei Jiang
  • Patent number: 8500870
    Abstract: Methods of producing corrosion-inhibiting aluminum foil products suitable for culinary use involve metallurgical sequestration of aluminum radicals by applying a copper-containing barrier metal layer to a substrate aluminum foil, followed by application of a biocompatible, lipid-based sealant layer to seal any gaps in the barrier layer and provide a non-stick coating. The sealant, which has a vegetable cooking oil, or oil mixture, as its primary ingredient, may also function as a natural antimicrobial and/or anti-fungal agent. Various sealant additives may increase the thermal stability of the oil base, enhance the antimicrobial properties thereof, and increase shelf life. Aluminum foil products include a coated aluminum foil with a copper-containing barrier layer applied to an aluminum substrate layer, with a sealant layer applied to the barrier layer. The coated foil may be wound in a coil around a hollow tube which contains a desiccant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Marc S. Werblud
  • Patent number: 8336457
    Abstract: Applicants have discovered that electrostatic discharge (ESD) may, in some circumstances, result in current densities sufficient to ignite unprotected reactive composite materials. They have further discovered that a reactive composite material (RCM) can be protected from ESD ignition without adversely affecting the desirable properties of the RCM by the application of conducting and/or insulating materials at appropriate locations on the RCM. Thus ESD-protected RCM structures can be designed for such sensitive applications as ignition of propellants, generation of light bursts, and structural materials for equipment that may require controlled self-destruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nanofoil Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy P. Weihs, Etienne Besnoin, Ramzi Vincent, Somasundaram Valliappan, Ellen Heian, David Van Heerden, Timothy Ryan Rude, Omar Knio, Ronald Spraker, Yuping Lin
  • Publication number: 20100136362
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of polishing a minimum spangle aluminum-zinc alloy hot-dip coating applied to sheet steel to provide a polished hot-dip coating having a continuous, consistent surface appearance suitable for use in an unpainted condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Severstal Sparrows Point LLC
    Inventors: Henry N. Hahn, Ronald J. Dutton, Larry F. Crawford
  • Patent number: 7636992
    Abstract: In a continuous-feed thermomolding machine a foil is advanced in a transport direction at a constant travel speed through a heat station where it is exposed to a heat source such that each piece of the foil is exposed for a predetermined residence time. When the machine is stopped, a shield is positioned in the station between the foil and the source so that substantially no heat is imparted to the foil from the source. The machine is started by accelerating the foil to the travel speed while simultaneously and synchronously accelerating the shield opposite to the travel direction such that, as the shield fully retracts from the station, the foil reaches the travel speed and, before the shield has fully retracted from the station, every piece of the foil in the station exposed by the retracting shield is exposed to the source for the residence time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Uhlmann PAC-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Matzenmüller, Wolfgang Grube
  • Patent number: 7601476
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoreceptor substrate which can be easily produced with high productivity and prevents the occurrence of image defects, and which has fine grooves formed in the surface thereof and is characterized in that the grooves are curved and discontinuous when the substrate surface is developed on a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20090044713
    Abstract: To develop a novel gravure printing form, which is simple to produce and is highly suitable with respect to a variation of formats, the invention discloses the use of a steel carrier sleeve in the form of a master sleeve. The initial form of said sleeve is a rectangular plate with a wall thickness of between 0.1 mm and 0.4 mm, which is given the desired hollow cylindrical form by bending, the opposing edges of the plate being permanently joined together, in particular by welding. A copper gravure layer is applied to the outer surface of the plate, a basic grid being etched into the copper gravure layer by means of a laser gravure process. The basic grid is then uniformly filled with a liquefiable substance to form the gravure printing form and the filler material is removed from the depressions of the basic grid to produce the required image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Hartmut Fuhrmann, Mladen Frlan
  • Publication number: 20090014345
    Abstract: A protective sleeve used to cover and isolate tools such as cooking utensils, medical tools, industrial tools and the like from contaminants. The sleeve comprises an interior portion, an exterior portion, and an exterior trim and is comprised of a malleable material so that it may be crimped and secured to the end of any utensil or tool. The sleeve, being malleable, may also be shaped to supplement the utensil or tool. For example, a sleeve over a spatula could be shaped with lipped edges so as to allow the spatula to more easily hold and maneuver foods. An example of a use of the protective sleeve is to protect foods from cross-contamination of harmful bacteria that may be present on raw or undercooked meats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Clynton Caines
  • Publication number: 20080087149
    Abstract: A defect testing apparatus according to the present invention is a defect testing apparatus for testing defects of a sheet-shaped product having at least an optical film which is a member of an optical displaying apparatus, including: defect detecting means for detecting defects of a monolayer body and/or a laminate body constituting the sheet-shaped product in a state in which a protective layer on a surface of the sheet-shaped product is not disposed; and defect information preparing means for preparing defect information which is information related to the defects detected by said defect detecting means, wherein said defect information is used for producing the sheet-shaped product provided in a roll form or in separate sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Hiromichi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 7134205
    Abstract: A button, knob or control key with an etchable support plate which is engraved on the backside with a fine symbol by laser, erosion or mechanical engraving, which only cuts into the material of the support plate, but not through the support plate. The backside of the support plate is optionally coated. A foil is applied on the laminated layer and affixed thereto. The front side of the support plate is treated with a material-removing substance. The material removal with the material-removing substance is performed until the engraving extending into the support plate is at least partially or completely exposed on the front side. Application of a protective layer to the front side of the support plate from which the material was removed. A function symbol is provided on the button such that it can be backlit. It is engraved in a fine line width providing a sharp optical definition erosion, mechanical engraving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Angell Demmel Europe GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Bruennel
  • Patent number: 6986950
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partition (1) or a method for producing a partition (1) for a multilayer pressed packet (3), wherein the partition (1) can be placed as a pressing sheet in the composite of a multilayer pressed packet (3) to be produced, especially between two multilayers (2). The unfavorable image transfer between the multilayers (2) that has occurred in the prior art up to now is cost-effectively prevented in that the partition (1) is implemented as a steel sheet, but not as a high-grade steel sheet, and that the steel sheet—at a temperature of essentially 180?C—possesses a tensile strength of at least Rm ? 500 Mpa and/or—at a temperature of essentially 180?C—a yield strength of at least Rp0.2 ? 470 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Monika Backhaus
    Inventor: Dieter Backhaus
  • Patent number: 6922878
    Abstract: A method and a device for rolling a metal strip (1) in a rolling train, the rolling train having at least two rolling stands, the metal strip (1) having at least two partial areas (3, 4) of different thicknesses, which are connected to one another via a wedge-shaped or approximately wedge-shaped transition piece (2), and the rolling velocity of a rolling stand, during the rolling of the wedge-shaped or approximately wedge-shaped transition piece (2), being set as a function of the forward slip of the rolling stand and of the temperature of the metal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesselschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Lettau, Siegbert Steidl, Wilfried Tautz, Dietrich Wohld
  • Patent number: 6838318
    Abstract: A clad plate for forming an interposer for a semiconductor device which can be manufactured at low cost and has good characteristics, an interposer for a semiconductor device, and a method of manufacturing them. Copper foil materials (19, 24, 33) forming conductive layers (10, 17, 18) and nickel plating (20, 21) forming etching stopper layers (11, 12) are formed and pressed to form a clad plate (34) for forming an interposer for a semiconductor device. Thus, a clad plate (34) for forming an interposer for a semiconductor device is manufactured. The clad plate (34) is selectively etched to form a columnar conductor (17), and an insulating layer (13) is formed on the copper foil material forming a wiring layer (10). A bump (18) for connection of a semiconductor chip and the wiring layer (10) are formed on the opposite side to the side on which the columnar conductor (17) is formed. Thus, an interposer for a semiconductor device is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinji Saijo, Kazuo Yoshida, Hiroaki Okamoto, Shinji Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 6793831
    Abstract: A method for fabricating devices in a pre-assembled state comprising forming plural laminae, registering the laminae, and bonding the laminae one to another is described. The plural laminae contain the substructures and structures of the device. The substructures are coupled to structures and other substructures by fixture bridges in the pre-assembled state. The substructures of the device are dissociated by eliminating the fixture bridges. The plural laminae are registered and bonded to form the device either before or after the fixture bridges are eliminated. The fixture bridges can be eliminated in a variety of ways, including vaporization by electrical current, chemical dissolution, or thermochemical dissociation. One method to selectively bond the laminae together is by microprojection welding. Microprojection welding comprises forming laminae with projections that extend from at least one planar surface of the lamina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Oregon State University
    Inventors: Brian Kevin Paul, Richard Budd Peterson, Tyson Jedd Terhaar
  • Patent number: 6627286
    Abstract: Proposed are stamping foils and processes for the production thereof, which make it possible to form on a carrier film patches which are completely separate from each other and which can be transferred on to a substrate using the procedure which is usual when dealing with stamping foils, wherein the transfer operation can be effected in such a way that no flakes which interfere with subsequent overprinting are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Norbert Lutz
  • Publication number: 20030159261
    Abstract: A lightweight constructional element (100) is disclosed. The lightweight constructional element (100) comprises: (a) a shell-shaped basic body or shell (1), e.g., fabricated from metal, having interior (20) and exterior (23) surfaces, the interior surfaces (23) of the basic body define an interior space (26); and (b) reinforcing ribs (2a, 2b) of plastics material, preferably thermoplastic material, which are fixedly attached to the exterior surface (23) of basic body (1). The reinforcing ribs are fixedly attached to the exterior surface of said basic body by means of discrete attachment points {which may include, for example, apertures (3a), slots (3f), beads (3b) and/or protrusions (3c)}. Articles of manufacture that may include the lightweight constructional element include, for example, structural components of motor vehicles (e.g., a cross car beam) and aircraft, and a structural component having a channel for receiving at least one of a cable and a gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Reinhold Kappenstein, Hubert Goldbach
  • Patent number: 6519821
    Abstract: In a hot stamping or embossing method for stamping single sheets or webs with stamping product located on a stamping foil web, the material to be printed is moved through the stamping gap and the stamping foil web is jointly moved in such a way that during stamping intervals it is moved at the same speed as the printing material and outside the stamping intervals, at least temporarily, it has a foil speed differing from the printing material speed. According to the invention between two selected stamping intervals the stamping foil web is briefly accelerated in such a way that a space between succeeding, stamping product-delivering stamping product areas of the stamping foil web is larger than the corresponding, unprinted area of the printing material between succeeding stamping locations, which can be utilized for economizing foil material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Armin Steuer
  • Publication number: 20010052171
    Abstract: In a hot stamping or embossing method for stamping single sheets or webs with stamping product located on a stamping foil web, the material to be printed is moved through the stamping gap and the stamping foil web is jointly moved in such a way that during stamping intervals it is moved at the same speed as the printing material and outside the stamping intervals, at least temporarily, it has a foil speed differing from the printing material speed. According to the invention between two selected stamping intervals the stamping foil web is briefly accelerated in such a way that a space between succeeding, stamping product-delivering stamping product areas of the stamping foil web is larger than the corresponding, unprinted area of the printing material between succeeding stamping locations, which can be utilized for economizing foil material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventor: Armin Steuer
  • Patent number: 6192297
    Abstract: A method for moving metal sheets of a working area by an antropomorphous robot comprises a) taking of preselected fixed input data that identify the geometry in the space of components of a working island; b) taking, comprising from a machine tool, preselected variable input data comprising dimensions and shape of a preselected metal sheet to be handled and a sequence of working preselected metal sheets; c) processing the fixed and variable input data on a processing unit in order to generate automatically output data that identify a preselected trajectory of the metal sheet to be handled and d) transfer the output data to a control unit of the robot in order to drive said robot to move the metal sheet along the preselected trajectory so as to handle said metal sheets selected by type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Salvagnini Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Marobin