Oxide Containing Patents (Class 419/19)
  • Patent number: 10232437
    Abstract: A method of metallic part fabrication includes loose metal powder spread over an additive manufacturing build tank. A fluid binder/ceramic agent solution is selectively deposited upon a predetermined portion of the loose metal powder to create a printed layer. The printed layer is dried to remove a portion of the fluid binder/ceramic agent solution from the printed layer, to create a dried layer. A plurality of dried layers is stacked longitudinally to create a green part. The green part is bulk sintered to create a metallic part with uniformly dispersed and distributed ceramic particles in the metal matrix. A system for metallic part fabrication is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Parviz Yavari, Mahdi Yoozbashizadeh
  • Patent number: 10214825
    Abstract: A method of forming a thermal barrier coating onto a surface of a ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part involves depositing a layer of hollow microspheres to a surface of the component part or to a previously deposited layer of hollow microspheres through heating and cooling of a metallic precursor setting layer composed of copper, a copper alloy, or a nickel alloy. Once deposited in place, the layer(s) of hollow microspheres are heated to sinter the hollow microspheres to each other and to the surface of the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part to form an insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Walker
  • Patent number: 10099267
    Abstract: In various embodiments, three-dimensional layered metallic parts are substantially free of gaps between successive layers, are substantially free of cracks, and have densities no less than 97% of the theoretical density of the metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: H.C. STARCK INC.
    Inventor: Michael Thomas Stawovy
  • Patent number: 9833835
    Abstract: A method of making dispersion-strengthened alloy particles involves melting an alloy having a corrosion and/or oxidation resistance-imparting alloying element, a dispersoid-forming element, and a matrix metal wherein the dispersoid-forming element exhibits a greater tendency to react with a reactive species acquired from an atomizing gas than does the alloying element. The melted alloy is atomized with the atomizing gas including the reactive species to form atomized particles so that the reactive species is (a) dissolved in solid solution to a depth below the surface of atomized particles and/or (b) reacted with the dispersoid-forming element to form dispersoids in the atomized particles to a depth below the surface of said atomized particles. The atomized alloy particles are solidified as solidified alloy particles or as a solidified deposit of alloy particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Iver E. Anderson, Robert L. Terpstra
  • Patent number: 9822430
    Abstract: High-density thermodynamically stable nanostructured copper-based metallic systems, and methods of making, are presented herein. A ternary high-density thermodynamically stable nanostructured copper-based metallic system includes: a solvent of copper (Cu) metal; that comprises 50 to 95 atomic percent (at. %) of the metallic system; a first solute metal dispersed in the solvent that comprises 0.01 to 50 at. % of the metallic system; and a second solute metal dispersed in the solvent that comprises 0.01 to 50 at. % of the metallic system. The internal grain size of the solvent is suppressed to no more than 250 nm at 98% of the melting point temperature of the solvent and the solute metals remain uniformly dispersed in the solvent at that temperature. Processes for forming these metallic systems include: subjecting powder metals to a high-energy milling process, and consolidating the resultant powder metal subjected to the milling to form a bulk material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Laszlo J. Kecskes, Micah J. Gallagher, Anthony J. Roberts, Kristopher A. Darling
  • Patent number: 9738788
    Abstract: Novel nanoparticle-coated multilayer shell microstructures are disclosed herein. Some variations of the invention provide a material comprising a plurality of hollow microstructures characterized by an average shortest diameter from about 5 microns to about 1 millimeter, wherein each of the microstructures comprises multiple shells, including at least an inner shell and an outmost shell, with a combined thickness that is less than one-tenth of the average shortest diameter. The inner shell and the outmost shell have different composition. The outmost shell comprises nanoparticles sized between about 10 nanometers to about 500 nanometers, and the nanoparticles each contain an oxide and/or are surrounded by an oxide layer having a layer thickness of at least 1 nanometer. Several microstructure configurations are illustrated in the drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Adam F. Gross, Andrew P. Nowak, Tobias A. Schaedler, John H. Martin
  • Patent number: 9551290
    Abstract: A fluid injector for a combustion engine includes a central longitudinal axis, an injection valve housing with an injection valve cavity, a valve needle axially movable within the injection valve cavity, and an electromagnetic actuator unit that actuates the valve needle. The electromagnetic actuator unit includes a pole piece fixedly coupled to the injection valve housing and an armature axially movable within the injection valve cavity and operable to displace the valve needle. The pole piece has a first contact surface and the armature has a second contact surface which are directed opposite each other, wherein one of the two contact surfaces is designed to have a contact angle of less than 90° with a given fluid, and wherein the other of the two contact surfaces is designed to have a contact angle of at least 90° with the given fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Stefano Filippi, Mauro Grandi, Francesco Lenzi, Valerio Polidori
  • Patent number: 9437879
    Abstract: Methods and systems for oxidizing an interconnect for a fuel cell stack include introducing at least one interconnect to an oxidizing gas containing water vapor, the oxidizing gas being at least substantially free of nitrogen, and oxidizing the at least one interconnect in the presence of the oxidizing gas at an elevated temperature. The oxidation may be performed at a sub-atmospheric pressure. The oxidation of the interconnect may be a controlled oxidation that is performed prior to incorporating the interconnect into a fuel cell stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sanjiv Kapoor, Michael Gasda, Virginia Osterman, Ken Bauhof
  • Patent number: 9437998
    Abstract: A method of preparing silver-based electrical contact materials with directionally arranged reinforcing particles includes steps of: (1) preparing composite powders with Ag coating on the reinforcing phase by chemical plating coating; (2) granulating; (3) placing the granulated powders and the matrix silver powders into the powder mixer for mixing; (4) cold-isostatically pressing; (5) sintering; (6) hot-presssing; (7) hot-extruding, thereby obtaining the reinforcing silver-based electrical contact materials with directionally arranged particles. Regardless of the size of reinforcing particles, the present invention can obtain particle-reinforced silver-based materials with excellent electrical performance. The process is simple and easy to operate, and places no special requirements on the equipment. Furthermore, the resistance to welding and arc erosion, and the conductivity of the material prepared by the present invention can be greatly improved. Moreover, the processing performance is excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Wenzhou Hongfeng Electrical Alloy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lesheng Chen, Xiao Chen, Chengfa Mu, Gengxin Qi
  • Patent number: 9431330
    Abstract: An integrated circuit assembly element formed via an additive manufacturing technique, such as mixing a conductive material with a memory metal to form a portion of a substrate in desired locations, such as along the footprint of die, are discussed herein. In operation (e.g. in response to thermal cycling of the assembly) the memory metal contracts while the conductive material expands. The result is an element having reduced thermal expansion, which can be net zero coefficient of thermal expansion and/or be catered to the coefficient of thermal expansion of a desired material, such as the silicon die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Karlen, William Louis Wentland, John Horowy, Debabrata Pal
  • Patent number: 9421526
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a coating composition comprising: MnxOy, MnCr2O4, or combinations thereof in a first region of a coating having a first thickness, wherein x and y are integers between 1 and 7; and X6W6(Siz, C1-z) in a second region of the coating having a second thickness, wherein X is Ni or a mixture of Ni and one or more transition metals and z ranges from 0 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: BASF QTECH INC.
    Inventors: Sabino Steven Anthony Petrone, Robert Leslie Deuis, Fuwing Kong, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 9321035
    Abstract: Silver based ethylene oxide catalysts having enhanced stability are disclosed. The enhanced stability silver based ethylene oxide catalysts include an alumina carrier which has been modified to include cavities on the surface of the carrier. The presence of the cavities on the surface of the modified carrier stops or at least impedes the motion of silver particles on the surface of the carrier during an epoxidation process. In particular, the cavities on the surface of the alumina carrier effectively trap and/or anchor silver particles and prevent them from further motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Scientific Design Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Suchanek, Andrzej Rokicki
  • Patent number: 9293270
    Abstract: In the present invention, a method of preparing Ag-based oxide contact materials with directionally arranged reinforcing particles is disclosed, comprising steps of: a) preparing evenly dispersed composite powders by chemical co-precipitation method combining with roasting, b) granulating the composite powders by high energy ball milling, and sieving the powders, c) mixing the powders and Ag matrix in a powder mixing machine, d) cold isostatic pressing, e) sintering, f) hot-pressing, g) hot-extruding to obtain Ag-based oxide contact materials with directionally arranged reinforcing particles. This method can obtain particle reinforced Ag-based material with good electrical performance even when the reinforced (oxide) particles are very small. This method is simple, easy to operate, and does not require special equipment. The resistance to welding and arc erosion, electric conductivity and the processability of the material prepared through this present invention can be greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Wenzhou Hongfeng Electrical Alloy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lesheng Chen, Xiao Chen, Gengxin Qi, Chengfa Mu
  • Patent number: 9115420
    Abstract: A thermoelectric material (and a method for producing the same) is essentially formed of an Mg2Si-based compound represented by the chemical formula Mg2-x-y-zAlxZnyMnzSi (x?0, y?0, z?0, 0.04?y/x?0.6, and 0.013?z/x?0.075) wherein the total amount of Al, Zn, and Mn is 0.3 at % to 5 at %. Mg2-x-y-zAlxZnyMnz is provided in the form of an Mg alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takashi Itoh, Kento Hagio
  • Patent number: 9039960
    Abstract: A formed article comprising a nanostructured ferritic alloy is provided. Advantageously, the article is not formed via extrusion, and thus, cost savings are provided. Methods are also provided for forming the article, and the articles so produced, exhibit sufficient continuous cycle fatigue crack growth resistance and hold time fatigue crack growth resistance to be utilized as turbomachinery components, and in particular, large, hot section components of a gas or steam turbine engines. In other embodiments, a turbomachinery component comprising an NFA is provided, and in some such embodiments, the turbomachinery component may be extruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard Didomizio, Matthew Joseph Alinger, Raymond Joseph Stonitsch, Samuel Vinod Thamboo
  • Publication number: 20150129794
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method of a soft magnetic member, a material powder that includes ferrous particles and an organic layer formed on a surface of each of the ferrous particles is prepared. The organic layer contains at least one element selected from the group consisting of Si, Mg, Ti, and V. The material powder is compacted to form a green compact, and the green compact is induction-heated with a frequency of 100 kHz or higher to form an insulation layer made of an oxide containing the element on the surface of each of the ferrous particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Eiichi KOBAYASHI, Kunihiro KODAMA, Masashi TOTOKAWA, Satoshi TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150132174
    Abstract: Dielectric rare earth fluorides are blended with rare earth magnet powders to produce high-resistivity fluoride composite rare earth magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Melania Marinescu, Jinfang Liu, Alksandr Gabay, George C. Hadjipanyis
  • Patent number: 9005374
    Abstract: There are provided a permanent magnet and a manufacturing method thereof capable of decreasing an activity level of a calcined body activated by a calcination process. To fine powder of milled neodymium magnet is added an organometallic compound solution containing an organometallic compound expressed with a structural formula of M-(OR)x (M represents V, Mo, Zr, Ta, Ti, W or Nb, R represents a substituent group consisting of a straight-chain or branched-chain hydrocarbon, x represents an arbitrary integer) so as to uniformly adhere the organometallic compound to particle surfaces of the neodymium magnet powder. Thereafter, desiccated magnet powder is held for several hours in hydrogen atmosphere at 200 through 900 degrees Celsius. Thereafter, the powdery calcined body calcined through the calcination process in hydrogen is held for several hours in vacuum atmosphere at 200 through 600 degrees Celsius for a dehydrogenation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Izumi Ozeki, Katsuya Kume, Keisuke Hirano, Tomohiro Omure, Keisuke Taihaku, Takashi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8999225
    Abstract: First, an ionic liquid is placed on a glass slide, which is then installed in an evaporation apparatus, and a metal (for example, indium) is mounted as a target material at a position facing the ionic liquid, followed by sputter deposition of the metal. After sputtering, the ionic liquid containing nanoparticles dispersed therein is recovered. The nanoparticles are solid nanoparticles. Next, the ionic liquid containing the solid nanoparticles dispersed therein is placed in a test tube and then oxidized by heating in air at 250° C. for 1 hour. As a result, hollow nanoparticles having cavities formed in core portions of the solid nanoparticles are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagoya University, Osaka University
    Inventors: Tsukasa Torimoto, Ken-ichi Okazaki, Toshimasa Suzuki, Yousuke Tomita, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Publication number: 20150093279
    Abstract: In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a method of forming a oxide dispersion-strengthened alloy metal includes the steps of providing, in a powdered form, an oxide dispersion-strengthened alloy composition that is capable of achieving a dispersion-strengthened microstructure, directing a low energy density energy beam at a portion of the alloy composition, withdrawing the energy beam from the portion of the powdered alloy composition, and cooling the portion of the powdered alloy composition at a rate greater than or equal to about 106° F. per second, thereby forming the oxide dispersion-strengthened alloy metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Harry Lester Kington, Donald G. Godfrey, Mark C. Morris, Michael G. Volas, Brian Hann, Robert J. Dawson
  • Patent number: 8980166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a strand-like, particularly band-like semi-finished part for electrical contacts, wherein the semi-finished part has a top side intended for making the electrical contact, said top side made from a silver-based composite material in which one or multiple metal oxides or carbon are embedded, and has a carrier layer supporting the composite material made of silver or a silver-based alloy, said method having the following steps: Powder-metallurgic production of a block made from the silver-based composite material, encasing of the block made of the composite material with a powder made primarily of silver, compressing the block, encased by the metal powder, to condense the metal powder, sintering the compressed block, reshaping the sintered block by extrusion pressing, creating a partial strand with a top side made from composite material and a bottom side made from silver or a silver-based alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Doduco GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Heinzel, Andreas Kraus, Evelyn Mahle-Moessner, Johann Wenz
  • Publication number: 20150060741
    Abstract: The present application relates to a new contact material, methods for the production of said contact material, and the use of said contact material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Bender
  • Patent number: 8961647
    Abstract: The invention is a process for manufacturing a nano aluminum/alumina metal matrix composite and composition produced therefrom. The process is characterized by providing an aluminum powder having a natural oxide formation layer and an aluminum oxide content between about 0.1 and about 4.5 wt. % and a specific surface area of from about 0.3 and about 5 m2/g, hot working the aluminum powder, and forming a superfine grained matrix aluminum alloy. Simultaneously there is formed in situ a substantially uniform distribution of nano particles of alumina. The alloy has a substantially linear property/temperature profile, such that physical properties such as strength are substantially maintained even at temperatures of 250° C. and above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas G. Haynes, III, Martin Walcher, Martin Balog
  • Publication number: 20150030494
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for producing an object, the method comprising: performing an Additive Manufacturing process to produce an intermediate object from provided metal or alloy, whereby the intermediate object comprises regions having a contaminant concentration level above a threshold level; based upon one or more parameters, determining a temperature and a duration; and performing, on the intermediate object, a contaminant dispersion process by, for a duration that is greater than or equal to the determined duration, heating the intermediate object to a temperature that is greater than or equal to the determined temperature and less than the melting point of the metal or alloy, the contaminant dispersion process being performed so as to disperse, within the intermediate object, a contaminant from regions of high contaminant concentration to regions of low contaminant concentration until the intermediate object comprises no regions having a contaminant concentration level above the threshold level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Malcolm WARD-CLOSE
  • Publication number: 20150016026
    Abstract: Disclosed is (1) an anode body for capacitors, which is composed of a sintered body containing tungsten dioxide in amount of 80 mass % or more and preferably silicon element in amount of 3.4 mass % or less, (2) a powder as a raw material of the sintered body containing a mixture of tungsten dioxide and silicon element powder in an amount of 80 mass % or more and 3.4 mass % or less, respectively, and which may optionally contain metal tungsten powder, (3) a method for producing an anode body for capacitors, and (4) an electrolytic capacitor which uses the anode body as one electrode and has a dielectric body interposed between the electrode and a counter electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Kazumi Naito
  • Publication number: 20150004044
    Abstract: An alloy and method of forming the alloy are provided. The alloy includes a matrix phase, and a multimodally distributed population of particulate phases dispersed within the matrix. The matrix includes iron and chromium, and the population includes a first subpopulation of particulate phases and a second subpopulation of particulate phases. The first subpopulation of particulate phases include a complex oxide, having a median size less than about 15 nm, and present in the alloy in a concentration from about 0.1 volume percent to about 5 volume percent. The second subpopulation of particulate phases have a median size in a range from about 25 nm to about 10 microns, and present in the alloy in a concentration from about 0.1 volume percent to about 15 volume percent. Further embodiments include articles, such as turbomachinery components and fasteners, for example, that include the above alloy, and methods for making the alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Laura Cerully Dial, Matthew Joseph Alinger, Richard DiDomizio
  • Publication number: 20150004043
    Abstract: An alloy and method of forming the alloy are provided. The alloy includes a matrix phase, and a population of particulate phases dispersed within the matrix. The matrix includes iron and chromium; and the population includes a first subpopulation of particulate phases and a second subpopulation of particulate phases. The first subpopulation of particulate phases include a complex oxide, having a median size less than about 20 nm, and present in the alloy in a concentration from about 0.1 volume percent to about 5 volume percent. The second subpopulation of particulate phases have a median size in a range from about 30 nm to about 10 microns, and present in the alloy in a concentration from about 1 volume percent to about 15 volume percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Richard DiDomizio, Matthew Joseph Alinger, Laura Cerully Dial
  • Publication number: 20140377118
    Abstract: An ultrasonic welding tool fabricated of powder metal material includes a body and a welding tip extending axially from the body to a working end. The powder metal material can be ferrous-based and admixed with additives, such as alumina, carbide, ferro-molybdenum, ferro-nickel, chrome or tribaloy. An exposed surface of the welding tip can comprise Fe3O4 oxides. The tool is compacted to the desired shape and sintered. The body can include a different second material compacted separately from the welding tip and then joined to the tip and sintered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Denis Christopherson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140373678
    Abstract: A composite magnetic material contains metal magnetic powder composed of metal magnetic particles, and mica interposed between the metal magnetic particles as an inorganic insulator. The mica has an Fe content of 15 wt % or less per 100 wt % of the mica in terms of Fe2O3. To manufacture the composite magnetic material, first, mixed powder is prepared by mixing the metal magnetic powder and the mica so as to be dispersed into each other. Next, a compact is formed by pressure-molding the mixed powder. Finally, the compact is heat-treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Takeshi Takahashi, Shota Nishio
  • Publication number: 20140373679
    Abstract: A method for gas atomization of a titanium alloy, nickel alloy, or other alumina (Al2O3)-forming alloy wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to multiple gaseous reactive agents for the in-situ formation of a passivation reaction film on the atomized particles wherein the reaction film retains a precursor halogen alloying element that is subsequently introduced into a microstructure formed by subsequent thermally processing of the atomized particles to improve oxidation resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew J. Heidloff, Joel R. Rieken, Iver E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140367254
    Abstract: A sputtering target containing, as metal components, 0.5 to 45 mol % of Cr and remainder being Co, and containing, as non-metal components, two or more types of oxides including Ti oxide, wherein a structure of the sputtering target is configured from regions where oxides including at least Ti oxide are dispersed in Co (non-Cr-based regions), and a region where oxides other than Ti oxide are dispersed in Cr or Co—Cr (Cr-based region), and the non-Cr-based regions are scattered in the Cr-based region. An object of this invention is to provide a sputtering target for forming a granular film which suppresses the formation of coarse complex oxide grains and generates fewer particles during sputtering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Atsushi Sato, Yuki Ikeda, Atsutoshi Arakawa, Hideo Takami, Yuichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8906822
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a coating composition comprising: MnxOy, MnCr2O4, or combinations thereof in a first region of a coating having a first thickness, wherein x and y are integers between 1 and 7; and X6W6(Siz, C1-z) in a second region of the coating having a second thickness, wherein X is Ni or a mixture of Ni and one or more transition metals and z ranges from 0 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Qtech, Inc.
    Inventors: Sabino Steven Anthony Petrone, Robert Leslie Deuis, Fuwing Kong, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 8889065
    Abstract: An improved sintered material and product. A nanometer size reinforcement powder is mixed with a micron size titanium or titanium alloy powder. After the reinforcement powder is generally uniformly dispersed, the powder mixture is compacted and sintered, causing the nano reinforcement to react with the titanium or titanium alloy, producing a composite material containing nano and micron size precipitates that are uniformly distributed throughout the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: IAP Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Edward Arlen Knoth, Edward John Schumaker, Ryan D. Evans, James. L. Maloney, III
  • Publication number: 20140328711
    Abstract: In the method for producing a high-performance neodymium-iron-boron rare earth permanent magnetic material of the present invention, the degree of alignment of the magnet can be improved by preparing the pre-sintered alloy material, the particle size of the powder ground by the jet mill can be refined and the fine powder in the filter of the jet mill can be mixed with the powder collected by the cyclone collector by controlling the oxygen content of the jet mill and adding the nanoscale oxide fine powder. The present invention can significantly improve the utilization ratio of the material and the performance of the magnet, save the use of the rare earth, and especially the heavy rare earth, thereby protecting the scare resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: China North Magnetic & Electronic Technology Co., LTD
    Inventor: Haotian Sun
  • Patent number: 8877021
    Abstract: Provided is chromic oxide powder for a sputtering target comprised of chromic oxide wherein sulfur is 100 wtppm or less. This sputtering target contains chromic oxide of 5 molar % or higher or chromic oxide, wherein the sulfur content in the sputtering target is 100 wtppm or less, and the purity excluding gas components of moisture, carbon, nitrogen and sulfur is 99.95 wt % or higher. The chromic oxide powder for a sputtering target is able to increase the purity of the chromic oxide itself as well as increase the sintered density upon manufacturing a sputtering target. As a result of manufacturing a sputtering target using this chromic oxide powder, the crystal grains are refined, and provided is a uniform and dense sputtering target that does not generate cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Takami, Masataka Yahagi
  • Publication number: 20140322063
    Abstract: A process for producing an FePt-based sputtering target includes adding metal oxide powder containing unavoidable impurities to FePt-based alloy powder containing Pt in an amount of 40 at % or more and less than 60 at % and one or more kinds of metal elements other than Fe and Pt in an amount of more than 0 at % and 20 at % or less with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities and with a total amount of Pt and the one or more kinds of metal elements being 60 at % or less so that the metal oxide powder accounts for 20 vol % or more and 40 vol % or less of a total amount of the FePt-based alloy powder and the metal oxide powder, followed by mixing the FePt-based alloy powder and the metal oxide powder to produce a powder mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Takanobu MIYASHITA, Yasuyuki GOTO, Takamichi YAMAMOTO, Ryousuke KUSHIBIKI, Masahiro AONO, Masahiro NISHIURA
  • Publication number: 20140318952
    Abstract: An inert anode for Al electrolysis, made of Cu—Ni—Fe—O based materials, comprising Fe in a range between about 10 and 20% by weight, Cu in a range between about 60 and about 80% by weight, Ni in a range between about 20 and about 30% by weight, and oxygen in a range between about 1 and about 3% by weight, and a method for producing the anode, comprising mechanically alloying metallic elements; oxygen doping; and consolidation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Sebastien Helle, Daniel Guay, Lionel Roue
  • Patent number: 8821786
    Abstract: A method of forming an oxide-dispersion strengthened alloy and a method for forming an oxide-alloy powder where the oxide-nanoparticles are evenly distributed throughout the powder. The method is comprised of the steps of forming an oxide-nanoparticles colloid, mixing the oxide-nanoparticles colloid with alloy-microparticles forming an oxide-alloy colloid, drying the oxide-alloy colloid solution to form an oxide-alloy powder, applying pressure to the oxide-alloy powder, and heating the oxide-alloy powder to a sintering temperature. The oxide-nanoparticles are sized to be between 1-10 nanometers in diameter. The ratio of oxide-nanoparticles to alloy-microparticles should be 1-5% by weight. Heating of the oxide-alloy powder can use a spark plasma sintering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventor: Maximilian A. Biberger
  • Patent number: 8795407
    Abstract: An iron-based powder composition is provided comprising, in addition to an iron-based powder, a minor amount of a machinability improving additive comprising at least one silicate from the group of phyllosilicates. The technology further concerns the use of the machinability improving additive and a method for producing an iron-based sintered part having improved machinability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hoganas AB (Publ)
    Inventors: Olof Andersson, Bo Hu
  • Patent number: 8790438
    Abstract: A colored metal composite including a metal matrix; and colored particles distributed throughout the metal matrix AND/OR a method including providing metal powder as a first phase of a composite; providing colored particles to form a second phase of the composite; mixing the metal powder and colored particles; and sintering the metal powder around the colored particles to form a metal matrix that has colored particles distributed throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Caroline Elizabeth Millar, Stuart Paul Godfrey
  • Patent number: 8771543
    Abstract: A conductive reinforcing material used to form a negative electrode material is provided in the present invention. The conductive reinforcing material includes metal shavings containing elements selected from a group consisting of group II elements, group III elements and group VII elements. A negative electrode material and a negative electrode both with the conductive reinforcing material are also provided in the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: iNNOT BioEnergy Holding Co.
    Inventor: Chungpin Liao
  • Patent number: 8758476
    Abstract: Provided are a method of producing mixed powder comprising noble metal powder and oxide powder, wherein powder of ammonium chloride salt of noble metal and oxide powder are mixed, the mixed powder is subsequently roasted, and ammonium chloride is desorbed by the roasting process in order to obtain mixed powder comprising noble metal powder and oxide powder, and mixed powder comprising noble metal powder and oxide powder, wherein chlorine is less than 1000 ppm, nitrogen is less than 1000 ppm, 90% or more of the grain size of the noble metal powder is 20 ?m or less, and 90% or more of the grain size of the oxide powder is 12 ?m or less. Redundant processes in the production of noble metal powder are eliminated, and processes are omitted so that the inclusion of chlorine contained in the royal water and nitrogen responsible for hydrazine reduction reaction is eliminated as much as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Atsutoshi Arakawa, Kazuyuki Satoh, Atsushi Sato
  • Publication number: 20140154088
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional metallic article/component entirely or partly. The method includes a) successively building up said article/component from a metallic base material by means of an additive manufacturing process by scanning with an energy beam, thereby b) establishing a controlled grain orientation in primary and in secondary direction of the article/component, c) wherein the secondary grain orientation is realized by applying a specific scanning pattern of the energy beam, which is aligned to the cross section profile of said article/component, or with characteristic load conditions of the article/component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Etter, Maxim Konter, Matthias Hoebel, Julius Schurb
  • Publication number: 20140154126
    Abstract: A multiphase composite system is made by binding hard particles, such as TiC particles, of various sizes with a mixture of titanium powder and aluminum, nickel, and titanium in a master alloy or as elemental materials to produce a composite system that has advantageous energy absorbing characteristics. The multiple phases of this composite system include an aggregate phase of hard particles bound with a matrix phase. The matrix phase has at least two phases with varying amounts of aluminum, nickel, and titanium. The matrix phase forms a bond with the hard particles and has varying degrees of hard and ductile phases. The composite system may be used alone or bonded to other materials such as bodies of titanium or ceramic in the manufacture of ballistic armor tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Robert G. Lee
  • Patent number: 8740044
    Abstract: A method for bonding a heat-conducting substrate and a metal layer is provided. A heat-conducting substrate, a first metal layer and a preformed layer are provided. The preformed layer is between the heat-conducting substrate and the first metal layer. The preformed layer is a second metal layer or a metal oxide layer. A heating process is performed to the preformed layer in an oxygen-free atmosphere to convert the preformed layer to a bonding layer for bonding the heat-conducting substrate and the first metal layer. The temperature of the heating process is less than or equal to 300° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Subtron Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20140147221
    Abstract: A target for the deposition of mixed crystal layers with at least two different metals on a substrate by means of arc vapor deposition (arc PVD), wherein the target includes at least two different metals. To produce mixed crystal layers which are as free as possible of macroparticles (droplets) according to the invention at least the metal with the lowest melting point is present in the target in a ceramic compound, namely as a metal oxide, metal carbide, metal nitride, metal carbonitride, metal oxynitride, metal oxycarbide, metal oxycarbonitride, metal boride, metal boronitride, metal borocarbide, metal borocarbonitride, metal borooxynitride, metal borooxocarbide, metal borooxocarbonitride, metal oxoboronitride, metal silicate or mixture thereof, and at least one metal different from the metal with the lowest melting point is present in the target in elemental (metallic) form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: WALTER AG
    Inventor: Veit Schier
  • Publication number: 20140127069
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a metal matrix composite in which oxide nanoparticles are dispersed. Metal matrix composite powders in which oxide nanoparticles are dispersed are prepared. Gibbs free energy of the oxide nanoparticles is greater than that of an oxide of a metal matrix. A bulk processed material is manufactured from the composite powders through hot forming or a cast material is manufactured by inputting the composite powder into a molten base metal and then rapidly stirring a resultant mixture. The bulk processed material or the cast material is heat-treated so that atoms of the metal matrix and atoms of the oxide nanoparticles mutually diffuse. Oxygen atoms originating from the oxide nanoparticles are diffused and dispersed in the metal matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Bae, Jae Hyuck Shin, HyunJoo Choi, Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 8715385
    Abstract: A bearing material and a method for the manufacture of a bearing having a lining of the bearing material is described, the bearing material comprising: in wt %: 4-12 tin; 0.1-2 nickel; 1-6 bismuth; 0.01-less than 0.10 alumina; balance copper apart from incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Raymond Brigdeman, Janette Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140104023
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a composite soft magnetic powder core and a preparation method therefor, which belong to the technical fields of soft magnetic materials and preparation thereof. An Fe/Fe3O4 shell layer is generated in situ on surfaces of iron powder particles through a controlled oxidation process, to prepare Fe/Fe3O4 composite soft magnetic powder having a uniform structure. The Fe/Fe3O4 composite soft magnetic powder is mixed with suitable amount of silicone resin, and prepared into a high-performance Fe/Fe3O4 composite soft magnetic powder core by using a powder metallurgy compaction process. Such magnetic powder core has a high density, a high magnetic conductivity, a high magnetic flux density, a low loss, and a high breaking strength, and is useful in a large-power and low-loss application scenario. The present invention has the advantages of being rich in raw material resources, simple in process and environmentally friendly, and being suitable for industrial production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Bai Yang, Ronghai Yu, Satoshi Okochi, Daisuke Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20140087325
    Abstract: A composite material for medical devices includes a superelastic shape memory alloy configured or constituting a matrix and a metal oxide which is dispersed in the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryoichi SOBA