Method Or Apparatus With Particular Material Patents (Class 29/DIG25)
  • Patent number: 5786762
    Abstract: A magnetostrictive element for use in a magnetomechanical article surveillance marker formed by first annealing an amorphous metal alloy, such alloy comprising iron and cobalt with the proportion of cobalt being in the range of about 5 to about 45 atomic percent, in the presence of a saturating magnetic field and then second annealing the alloy in the absence of the saturating magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Nen-Chin Liu
  • Patent number: 5469140
    Abstract: A ribbon-shaped strip of an amorphous magnetic alloy is heat treated, while applying a transverse saturating magnetic field. The treated strip is used in a marker for a pulsed-interrogation electronic article surveillance system. A preferred material for the strip is formed of iron, cobalt, silicon and boron with the proportion of cobalt exceeding 30% by atomic percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Nen-chin Liu, Ming-Ren Lian, Jimmy Cantey
  • Patent number: 4779323
    Abstract: A fluid shear coupling apparatus is disclosed herein which includes a driving member comprising a rotor mounted to a shaft and defining several annular ridges and grooves. The apparatus further includes a driven member including a bearing housing mounted to the shaft, a cover secured about a perimetric flange with the bearing housing, and a plate secured to the cover and defining several annualr ridges and grooves positioned complementary with the ridges and grooves of the rotor. In the preferred embodiment, the plate, cover, bearing housing and rotor are as-formed structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Household Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Brent J. Bloemendaal
  • Patent number: 4738010
    Abstract: A method of producing a plate-shaped bearing member for sliding bearings, the structure being composed of a patterned body of supporting bearing material and a lubricant, utilizing a galvanoplastic fabrication step, the method including: producing a mold provided with a pattern of recesses, the step of producing including performing an X-ray deep-etch lithography procedure; filling the recesses to form the body of bearing material; removing the mold from the body of bearing material so that spaces are left in the bearing material; and filling the thus produced spaces with the lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Peter Hagmann, Werner Schelb
  • Patent number: 4731914
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a electrohydraulic valve, a solenoid operated valve assembly, formed of a ferromagnetic end stop section and body section, an orifice section and a sleeve section of low magnetically permeable material. The sleeve section has an inner chamber with a centrally disposed portion of reduced diameter. Each of the sections is completely finished before assembly so that no further finishing operations are required. Predetermined sections are selected and a valve assembly is assembled by threading one end of the sleeve section to the end stop section and the other end to the body section. The orifice section is threaded to the body section to form a completed valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Zeuner, Steven K. Zeuner, Thomas A. Zeuner
  • Patent number: 4731915
    Abstract: A structural mounting for a heavy machinery with rotating parts being supported between a foundation surface and the heavy machinery is disclosed which includes an impermeable foundation surface supporting spaced apart columns of epoxy or similar grouting material with epoxy or similar grouting material chocks extending from the plurality of columns to the support frame of the heavy machinery or engine which provide a non-adherent support between the columns and the engine mounting frame. The columns surround but do not adhere to anchor bolts secured in the foundation. The epoxy chocks likewise do not adhere to the anchor bolts. The anchor bolts are protected with a shroud or wrapping of suitable material whereby post tensioning of the anchor bolts will not cause the columns or chocks to crack or fracture. Leveling screws threadedly engaged through the mounting flange of the machine may or may not extend through the chocks and seat upon leveling plates. The columns and chocks are formed in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Inventor: Royce Z. Holder
  • Patent number: 4724819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for finishing engine cylinder walls and reconditioning used engine cylinders. The invention also provides engine cylinders having a multilayer coating of a base layer, a steel layer and a layer of a tetrafluoroethylene fluorocarbon polymer, i.e., a "Teflon" wear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Precision National Plating Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Fleri
  • Patent number: 4721456
    Abstract: An improved combustion element for a radiant energy burner. The element comprises a generally cylindrical metal screen having its outer end closed off by an end closure, while the inner end is connected to a source of gaseous fuel. Strands of ceramic material are braided directly on the outer surface of the screen to form a braided sleeve which is snugly fitted over the entire periphery of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Assignee: A. O. Smith Corporation
    Inventors: Dirk N. Granberg, John P. Eising
  • Patent number: 4716640
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a composite material burner ring made wholly of a composite material. The burner ring is manufactured by winding a carbon or ceramic type refractory material about a toroidal form until a specific material thickness is obtained. The burner ring elements, such as radial arms, fastening clips or fuel feed tubes are then fastened onto the winding. Each of the elements may be formed in mirror-image halves and may be assembled onto the burner ring body in adjacent pairs, each one of the pairs facing in an opposite direction. The winding of the composite material is continued until a final thickness is obtained, thereby integrally attaching the burner ring elements to the burner ring body. The assembly is then subjected to a carbonization or ceramization head treating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation-S.N.E.C.M.A.
    Inventors: Gerard E. A. Jourdain, Francois, M. B. Marlin
  • Patent number: 4665601
    Abstract: Assembly device of tubes of low carbon ferritic stainless steel having 17 to 18.5% by weight of chromium on a tube-plate of carbon steel. It includes a first overlay of low carbon austenitic stainless steel having 11.50 to 14% by weight of nickel and 22 to 25% by weight of chromium on the surface of the tube-plate opposite the plurality of tubes, a second overlay on the first of low carbon austenitic stainless steel having 10 to 12% by weight of nickel and 19 to 23% by weight of chromium extending beyond the upper level of the ends of the tubes, and weld beads with or without filling metal around these ends between these ends and the stainless steel of the second overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Stein Industrie
    Inventors: Marc Franzolini, Edmond Maria, Alain Vanderschaeghe, Jean Bezier
  • Patent number: 4662047
    Abstract: A one-piece piston is produced by die pressing in a single step, a previously forged blank to bend an annular cylindrical collar thereon and at the same time form a fire rib between two lugs which are pierced in the die-pressing tool so that eyes are formed in the lugs and the latter are calibrated by the piercing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Berchem & Schaberg GmbH
    Inventor: Rutger Berchem
  • Patent number: 4645360
    Abstract: A plain bearing comprising a metal backing, an aluminium based bearing alloy layer and a sacrificial overlay of pure tin applied directly to the bearing material without a nickle interlayer. The bearing alloy comprises by weight, 1 to 11% silicon, 8 to 35% tin, 0.2 to 2% copper with the balance being aluminium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: AEPLC
    Inventors: Barry J. Eastwood, David R. Eastham
  • Patent number: 4642863
    Abstract: A process is set forth for making a structure formed of at least two metallic workpiece sections each formed of a reactive metal. A mandrel having a nonreactive surface is sandwiched between the workpiece sections thereby preventing them from being in contact over a first selected area and allowing them to be in facing relation over a second selected area. A reactive metal contact is formed of the workpiece sections over the second selected area. The workpiece sections are maintained under coordinated temperature-pressure-time duration conditions to diffusion bond them at the second selected area. A gas pressure differential is applied between intermediate the workpiece sections and external of the workpiece sections to cause breakthrough at the first selected area and superplastic forming of at least one of the workpiece sections causing it to stretch in excess of its original surface area. The mandrel is removed from between the workpiece sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Ontario Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: David W. Schulz
  • Patent number: 4642864
    Abstract: A ceramic to metal joint particularly advantageous in a recuperator tube assembly, includes a ceramic tube and a spaced, circumferentially disposed metal sleeve. A bonding material is cast between the ceramic and metal members. A seal member has sufficient ductility within a predetermined thermal operating range to plastically deform and yet maintain an effective fluid seal between the ceramic and metal members. The present invention is particularly useful in the construction of a modular heat exchanger unit. Both individual tube assemblies and module units can be individually removed for cleaning, inspection, or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Inventors: Arthur G. Metcalfe, Michael E. Ward
  • Patent number: 4637117
    Abstract: A lubricant is provided to help in drawing containers such as cans from tinplate or coated tin free steel and to assist the metal forming process during drawing. The lubricant is formulated to permit a post spray without removal of the lubricant thereby eliminating washing and drying the container before post spraying. Post spray coatings are solvent or water based and are necessary to protect the container from the harmful effects of the material carried within the container and in turn to prevent contamination of the product by its container. A method of lubricating a metal to be deeply drawn into a sanitary can is explained and includes leaving the lubricant on the can during interior post coating operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: American Can Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Karas, John LaRosa
  • Patent number: 4606101
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a radially corrugated expander-spacer for a piston oil ring assembly, having inner and outer crowns alternately and successively laid, which can prevent its both terminal ends from nesting together during assembling of the piston oil ring assembly. The inner crowns each includes an inner peripheral piece and an opening having a circumferential width larger than that of the inner peripheral piece, and the outer crowns each includes an outer peripheral piece and an opening having a circumferential width larger than that of the outer peripheral piece. The manufacturing method comprises the steps of filling thermosetting synthetic resin having bonding force with respect to metals into the openings of inner crowns at both terminal ends of the expander-spacer, and thereafter, setting the thus filled thermosetting synthetic resin so that the resin is fixedly secured to the openings of the inner crowns at both terminal ends of the expander-spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Koroki, Koji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 4577380
    Abstract: A water-condensing heat exchanger recovers heat from a hot flue gas, subjecting tubes of the heat exchanger to substantial thermal expansion and contraction, and corrosive constituents in the flue gas require that metal tube sheets be thoroughly insulated from the flue gas during operation in a water-condensing mode. The heat exchanger is constructed by heat-forming edge portions of holes in plastic sheets through holes in tube sheets, temporarily plugging the plastic-lined holes to limit diametrical reduction, and entering tubes through the plastic-lined holes sufficiently shortly after unplugging the holes that further diametrical reduction of the holes causes them to grip and fixedly locate the tubes relative to the tube sheets. The method of manufacture also concerns providing a fluroplastic coating, e.g., polytetrafluoroethylene, on the interior elements of the heat exchanger to inhibit corrosion thereof; such coatings are hydrophobic thus allowing falling condensate to be washed away easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: Heat Exchanger Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald F. Warner
  • Patent number: 4577379
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for supporting a drive shaft, having a housing with a central bore in which is mounted a shell with a polygonal shaped opening, a plurality of circumferential spaced staves are mounted in the polygonal opening presenting a plurality of flat planar surface that tengentially contact a drive shaft. The staves have a outer layer made of high molecular weight and an inner layer made of an elastomeric material. The staves are retained within the polygonal opening with the retainer rings. A method for manufacturing such a bearing assembly is disclosed, the method comprising placing a plurality of laminated, trapezoidal shaped staves about a polygonal shaped mandrel; wrapping a fiber fabric about the outer periphery and curing a resin coating placed thereon; and securing a pair of annular retainer rings thereabout to secure the staves to the cured shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: The B. F. Goodrich Company
    Inventor: James H. Kramer
  • Patent number: 4528733
    Abstract: A method of mechanically joining tubes to headers in tubular heat exchangers of a high density, high performance type. The headers are made of a heat recoverable metallic material and worked while in a martensitic state to be subsequently shrunk upon installed tubes. Procedural steps are carried out with particular regard to a header construction characterized by a multiplicity of closely spaced apart tube accommodating holes separated by relatively narrow ligaments in which working stresses are to be absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: United Aircraft Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Lord
  • Patent number: 4202086
    Abstract: A method of assembling the parts of a heat exchanger, in which a pipe bundle is lowered into an open-topped vessel, and a wall of the bundle is secured to the wall of the vessel by welding. Prior to placing the bundle in position, a sealing ring is provided around the bundle between the outer periphery of a circumferential wall thereof and the inner periphery of the wall of the vessel, which ring hermetically seals the annular opening between the pipe bundle and the wall of the vessel after the bundle has been placed in position. The sealing ring is desirably made of a deformable material having suitable dimensions to be compressed axially between an outwardly extending wall portion of the pipe bundle and an inwardly extending wall portion of the vessel when the pipe bundle is fully lowered into the vessel. The seal ring may be made of material which melts at the operating temperature of the heat exchanger and can be thereby eliminated after welded joint has been tested satisfactorily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Assignee: B.V. Neratoom
    Inventor: Klaas Buit
  • Patent number: 4110893
    Abstract: The process of making an ingot for use as a feed stock for a coating process in which the ingot is vaporized to produce the coating material; the ingot being made by forming a billet of the alloy minus the reactive element with a rod of the reactive element of the alloy extending centrally through the billet and then shaping the billet to ingot size, the cross-sectional area of the rod having the same relation of the remainder of the area of the billet as the percentage of the reactive element in the alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Elam, Nicholas E. Ulion
  • Patent number: 4087894
    Abstract: A watch case is made from an electrically conductive hard material compoud from aluminum oxide and titanium carbide by forming a blank by sintering the material, subjecting the blank to a heat treatment, spark machining the blank to its final form, and fine grinding and polishing the blank to a desired finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Societe Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogere Management Services, S.A.
    Inventors: Gottfried Kuechli, Paul Volgyi
  • Patent number: 3931704
    Abstract: A watch case wherein a back wall is integral with a side wall which projects forwardly from the back wall while surrounding a space which is closed at one end of the side wall by the back wall and which is open at the opposed end of the side wall, the latter having a pair of integral lugs projecting laterally from each of a pair of opposed regions thereof for supporting watch-band holding rods. The one-piece body which includes the latter structure is formed of sintered diamond particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1976
    Assignee: Tokyo Sharyo Seizo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tominaga, Masanobu Takamatsu