Nickel Base Patents (Class 420/441)
  • Patent number: 10508360
    Abstract: A nanocellular single crystal nickel based material is provided having a thermal diffusivity in the range of 0.0002 cm{circumflex over (?)}2/s to 0.02 cm{circumflex over (?)}2/s and a thermal conductivity in the range of 0.024 W/mK to 9.4 W/mK. The nanocellular single crystal nickel based material may be used to form turbine engine components. The nanocellular single crystal nickel based material may be produced by providing a first solution containing a nickel precursor and deionized water, providing a second solution containing a structure controlling polymer/surfactant and an alcohol, mixing the first and second solutions into a solution containing a reducing agent to form a third solution, and processing the third solution to create the nanocellular single crystal based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J Birnkrant, Weina Li
  • Patent number: 10190195
    Abstract: According the present invention, an alloy powder for overlay welding that prevents generation of gas defects in a weld overlay alloy in order to improve the toughness and wear resistance of the weld overlay alloy is provided. The alloy powder is an alloy powder for overlay welding on a steel surface containing nitrogen, which is characterized in that it contains 30% to 45% by mass of Mo, 10% to 30% by mass of Ni, 0.2% to 0.6% by mass of C, and 0.30% to 2.0% by mass of Al, with the balance made up of incidental impurities and Co.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimihiko Ando, Nobuyuki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9447485
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structural material having excellent hardness (strength) characteristics. The present invention provides an Ni3(Si, Ti)-based intermetallic compound characterized by containing from 25 to 500 ppm by weight of B with respect to a weight of an intermetallic compound having a composition of 100% by atom in total consisting of from 10.0 to 12.0% by atom of Si, 1.5% by atom or more but less than 7.5% by atom of Ti, more than 2.0% by atom but 8.0% by atom or less of Ta and a balance made up of Ni excepting impurities, and by having a microstructure composed of an L12 phase or a microstructure composed of an L12 phase and a second phase dispersion containing Ni and Ta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kaneno, Takayuki Takasugi
  • Patent number: 9034761
    Abstract: Disclosed are metal-containing precursors having the formula Compound (I) wherein: —M is a metal selected from Ni, Co, Mn, Pd; and —each of R-1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, and R10 are independently selected from H; a C1-C4 linear, branched, or cyclic alkyl group; a C1-C4 linear, branched, or cyclic alkylsilyl group (mono, bis, or tris alkyl); a C1-C4 linear, branched, or cyclic alkylamino group; or a C1-C4 linear, branched, or cyclic fluoroalkyl group. Also disclosed are methods of synthesizing and using the disclosed metal-containing precursors to deposit metal-containing films on a substrate via a vapor deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: L'Air Liquide, SociétéAnonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude, American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Clément Lansalot-Matras, Andrey V. Korolev
  • Patent number: 8999231
    Abstract: A nickel base repair alloy comprises a blend of about 40 to 60 wt % of a first nickel based braze alloy containing boron, about 15 to 35 wt % of a first nickel based filler material, and the remainder consisting of a blend of a second nickel based filler material and a low melting eutectic braze nickel based alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Beth Kwiatkowski Abriles, Norman Pietruska, John H. Hyde
  • Publication number: 20150090074
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional metallic article/component made of a Ni-, Co-, Fe-based superalloy or combinations thereof, entirely or partly, by a powder based additive manufacturing process. During the step of performing powder melting by scanning a dual laser setup is used, where two laser beams of different beam properties are combined in the same machine and by adjusted beam profiling and integration of a suitable beam switch in a controlled manner a switching between two different laser beam diameters is performed. In each layer the laser beam with the smaller diameter scans the whole area and in every kth layer, with k>1, the laser beam with the larger diameter scans the area where a coarse grain size is needed thereby remelting the area with fine grain sizes. With such a manufacturing method higher lifetime and operation performances of metallic parts and prototypes can be reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas ETTER, Matthias HOEBEL, Julius SCHURB, Felix ROERIG
  • Patent number: 8986470
    Abstract: A nickel material, which comprises by mass percent, C: 0.003 to 0.20% and one or more elements selected from Ti, Nb, V and Ta: a total content less than 1.0%, the contents of these elements satisfying the relationship specified by the formula of “(12/48) Ti+(12/93) Nb+(12/51) V+(12/181) Ta—C?0”, with the balance being Ni and impurities, does not deteriorate in the mechanical properties and corrosion resistance even when it is used at a high temperature for a long time and/or it is affected by the heat affect on the occasion of welding. Therefore, it can be suitably used as a member for use in various chemical plants including facilities for producing caustic soda, vinyl chloride and so on. Each element symbol in the above formula represents the content by mass percent of the element concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Anada, Junichi Higuchi, Kiyoko Takeda
  • Publication number: 20150075065
    Abstract: The invention provides a processing method for upgrading an organic phase substance by removing heavy element species from the organic phase substance originating from a resource substance in mild environmental conditions, and further provides a method for collecting removed heavy element species and a method for collecting other substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tooru Nakamura, Yutaka Hayashi, Akira Suzuki, Richard Brommeland, Andrew Myles
  • Publication number: 20150064057
    Abstract: A method for producing a nickel-containing surface coating that is metallic and conductive is provided. The method includes contacting a surface of a substrate with a liquid composition that includes nickel oxide nanoparticles, and modifying the nickel oxide nanoparticles to produce a nickel-containing metallic and conductive surface coating on the surface of the substrate. Also provided are nickel-containing (e.g., NiO and Ni containing) surface coatings and methods for making a liquid composition that includes nickel oxide nanoparticles. The methods and compositions find use in a variety of different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Daeho Lee
  • Publication number: 20150050181
    Abstract: A fluxing method is disclosed by which the melt of aluminum-contaminated Ni-based glass-forming alloys is fluxed using a fluxing agent based on boron and oxygen in order to reverse the adverse effects of aluminum impurities on the glass-forming ability and toughness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Na, Michael Floyd, Danielle Duggins, David S. Lee, Marios D. Demetriou, William L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150027765
    Abstract: There is provided a nickel powder for internal electrodes satisfying the following equation: 0.8?b*D*?/6?1.0 wherein a specific surface area of the nickel powder is defined as b, an average particle size of the nickel powder is defined as D, and a density of the nickel powder is defined as ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gun Woo KIM, Hyo Sub KIM, Jeong Ryeol KIM, Chang Hoon KIM, Doo Young KIM, Dong Hoon KIM
  • Publication number: 20150031922
    Abstract: The present invention describes a process and catalysts for the conversion of a light hydrocarbon and carbon dioxide input stream into high quality syngas with the subsequent conversion of the syngas into fuels or chemicals. In one aspect, the present invention provides an efficient, solid solution catalyst for the production of a carbon containing gas from carbon dioxide and light hydrocarbons. The catalyst comprises a single transition metal, and the transition metal is nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Schuetzle, Dennis Schuetzle
  • Publication number: 20150004432
    Abstract: In a Ti—Ni alloy thin film, Ti and Ni are mixed and deposited on a base material by putting a Ti target and an Ni target at a predetermined distance from each other in a co-sputtering apparatus and simultaneously sputtering the targets by applying different voltages. A method of fabricating a Ti—Ni alloy thin film using co-sputtering includes a target preparing step that prepares a Ti target, a Ni target and a base material, a target disposing step that puts the Ti target and the Ni target at a predetermined distance from each other in a co-sputtering apparatus, an apparatus setting step that sets work conditions of the co-sputtering apparatus, and a thin film depositing step that forms a Ti—Ni alloy thin film with Ti and Ni mixed on the base material by operating the co-sputtering apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: Seong Woong Kim, Jong Taek Yeom, Jae Keun Hong, Jeoung Han Kim, Chan Hee Park
  • Patent number: 8915226
    Abstract: An electrode material to be used for producing an earth electrode of a spark plug has a chemical composition of 0.3 to 3.0 mass % of Si, 0.01 to 0.3 mass % of one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Y and rare earth elements, not more than 0.5 mass % of Ti, not more than 1.2 mass % of Fe, and one or both of not more than 0.20 mass % of Ca and not more than 0.08 mass % of Mg. The electrode material further contains C, Mn, Cr, Al, N, S, a remainder Ni, and incidental impurities. In a total content of C, Mn, Cr, Al, N and S, C is not more than 0.1 mass %, Mn is less than 0.5 mass %, Cr is less than 0.5 mass %, Al is not more than 0.3 mass %, N is not more than 0.05 mass %, and S is not more than 0.03 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiji Yokoyama, Toshihiro Uehara
  • Publication number: 20140348203
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a method of identifying a stable phase of an ordering binary alloy system comprising a solute element and a solvent element, the method comprising: determining at least three thermodynamic parameters associated with grain boundary segregation, phase separation, and intermetallic compound formation of the ordering binary alloy system; and identifying the stable phase of the ordering binary alloy system based on the first thermodynamic parameter, the second thermodynamic parameter and the third thermodynamic parameter by comparing the first thermodynamic parameter, the second thermodynamic parameter and the third thermodynamic parameter with a predetermined set of respective thermodynamic parameters to identify the stable phase; wherein the stable phase is one of a stable nanocrystalline phase, a metastable nanocrystalline phase, and a non-nanocrystalline phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Heather A. Murdoch, Christopher A. Schuh
  • Publication number: 20140332733
    Abstract: Provided herein are nanofibers and processes of preparing nanofibers. In some instances, the nanofibers are metal and/or ceramic nanofibers. In some embodiments, the nanofibers are high quality, high performance nanofibers, highly coherent nanofibers, highly continuous nanofibers, or the like. In some embodiments, the nanofibers have increased coherence, increased length, few voids and/or defects, and/or other advantageous characteristics. In some instances, the nanofibers are produced by electrospinning a fluid stock having a high loading of nanofiber precursor in the fluid stock. In some instances, the fluid stock comprises well mixed and/or uniformly distributed precursor in the fluid stock. In some instances, the fluid stock is converted into a nanofiber comprising few voids, few defects, long or tunable length, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yong Lak Joo, Nathaniel S. Hansen, Daehwan Cho
  • Publication number: 20140326849
    Abstract: A mechanical structure is provided with a crystalline superelastic alloy that is characterized by an average grain size and that exhibits a martensitic phase transformation resulting from a mechanical stress input greater than a characteristic first critical stress. A configuration of the superelastic alloy is provided with a geometric structural feature of the alloy that has an extent that is no greater than about 200 micrometers and that is no larger than the average grain size of the alloy. This geometric feature undergoes the martensitic transformation without intergranular fracture of the geometric feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Christopher A. Schuh, Jose M. San Juan, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 8877378
    Abstract: The performance of an ABx type metal hydride alloy is improved by adding an element to the alloy which element is operative to enhance the surface area morphology of the alloy. The alloy may include surface regions of differing morphologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwo Young, Benjamin Reichman, Michael A. Fetcenko
  • Patent number: 8871144
    Abstract: Provided are a high purity Ni—V alloy, high purity Ni—V alloy target and high purity Ni—V alloy thin film wherein the purity of the Ni—V alloy excluding Ni, V and gas components is 99.9 wt % or higher, and the V content variation among ingots, targets or thin films is within 0.4%. With these high purity Ni—V alloy, high purity Ni—V alloy target and high purity Ni—V alloy thin film having a purity of 99.9 wt % or higher, the variation among ingots, targets or thin films is small, the etching property is improved, and isotopic elements such as U and Th that emit alpha particles having an adverse effect on microcircuits in a semiconductor device are reduced rigorously. And further provided is a manufacturing method of such high purity Ni—V alloy capable of effectively reducing the foregoing impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Shindo, Yasuhiro Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 8858873
    Abstract: A nickel-based super alloy includes, by weight, about 1.5% to about 5.5% chromium, about 8% to about 12% aluminum, about 4% to about 8% tantalum, about 1.5% to about 5.5% tungsten, less than about 1% of one or more of elements selected from a group consisting of carbon, boron, zirconium, yttrium, hafnium, and silicon, and a balance of nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Don Mittendorf
  • Publication number: 20140284524
    Abstract: A catalyst for reforming hydrocarbons may include a nickel nanoparticle having a controlled crystal facet, the controlled crystal facet being a surface of the nickel nanoparticle and including a {100} face, a {111} face, or a combination thereof. The present disclosure also relates to a production method thereof and a method of reforming hydrocarbons using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: Yonsei University, University - Industry Foundation (UIF), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Jae LEE, In Hyuk SON, Hyunjoo LEE, Chanyeon KIM
  • Publication number: 20140264171
    Abstract: A continuous flow reactor for the efficient synthesis of nanoparticles with a high degree of crystallinity, uniform particle size, and homogenous stoichiometry throughout the crystal is described. Disclosed embodiments include a flow reactor with an energy source for rapid nucleation of the procurors following by a separate heating source for growing the nucleates. Segmented flow may be provided to facilitate mixing and uniform energy absorption of the precursors, and post production quality testing in communication with a control system allow automatic real-time adjustment of the production parameters. The nucleation energy source can be monomodal, multimodal, or multivariable frequency microwave energy and tuned to allow different precursors to nucleate at substantially the same time thereby resulting in a substantially homogenous nanoparticle. A shell application system may also be provided to allow one or more shell layers to be formed onto each nanoparticle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Shoei Electronic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Schut, Patrick M. Haben, Thomas E. Novet, Daniel A. Peterson, George M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140261910
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nickel beryllium alloys having improved corrosion and hardness characteristics relative to known nickel beryllium alloys. The alloys have a chemical composition with about 1.5% to 5% beryllium (Be) by weight, about 0.5% to 7% niobium (Nb) by weight; and nickel (Ni). Up to about 5 wt % chromium (Cr) may also be included. The alloys display improved hardness and corrosion resistance properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carole L. Trybus, John C. Kuli, Fritz C. Grensing
  • Publication number: 20140257451
    Abstract: Medical devices that include a Ni—Ti ternary alloy and methods for their manufacture. The medical devices described herein include at least one part fabricated from the Ni—Ti ternary alloy. In the Ni—Ti alloys, the ternary alloying element is selected to be compatible with Ni—Ti. Example Ni—Ti ternary alloys include nickel (Ni), titanium (Ti), and one or more of tantalum (Ta), hafnium (Hf), vanadium (V), zirconium (Zr), scandium (Sc), or yttrium (Y). By virtue of their compatibility with Ni—Ti, additions of the ternary alloying element(s) may substitute for titanium in the Ni—Ti phase up to the solubility of the ternary element and the remainder can exist as a second phase whose mechanical properties resemble that of the pure ternary element and whose elastic modulus exceeds that of the Ni—Ti matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, John F. Boylan
  • Publication number: 20140255246
    Abstract: Guide wire devices and other intra-corporal medical devices fabricated from a Ni—Ti—Nb alloy and methods for their manufacture. The Ni—Ti alloy includes nickel, titanium, and niobium either up to its solubility limit in Ni—Ti, or in amounts over 15 atomic percent so as to provide a dual phase alloy. In either case, the Ni—Ti—Nb alloy provides increased stiffness to provide better torque response, steerability, stent scaffolding strength, and similar properties associated with increased stiffness, while still providing super-elastic or linear pseudo-elastic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, John F. Boylan
  • Publication number: 20140234204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst which can be used in the process for producing hydrogen by decomposing ammonia, can generate heat efficiently in the interior of a reactor without requiring excessive heating the reactor externally, and can decompose ammonia efficiently and steadily by utilizing the heat to produce hydrogen. Also disclosed is a technique for producing hydrogen by decomposing ammonia efficiently utilizing the catalyst. Specifically disclosed is a catalyst for use in the production of hydrogen, which is characterized by comprising an ammonia-combusting catalytic component and an ammonia-decomposing catalytic component. Also specifically disclosed is a catalyst for use in the production of hydrogen, which is characterized by comprising at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of cobalt, iron, nickel and molybdenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji OKAMURA, Masanori YOSHIMUNE, Masaru KIRISHIKI, Hideaki TSUNEKI
  • Patent number: 8802151
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to shaped transition metal particles, in particular in the form of a dispersion in an aqueous and/or organic medium, the manufacture thereof and their use as an infrared (IR) absorbing agent, an IR curing agent for coatings, an additive in conductive formulations, an antimicrobial agent or for sensoring organic and/or inorganic compounds. Further, the invention relates to dispersions comprising said shaped particles and an aqueous and/or organic medium, such as a thermoplastic or crosslinkable polymer, as well as to antimicrobial compositions and products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nikolay A. Grigorenko, Michael Muehlebach, Florian Muehlebach
  • Publication number: 20140193656
    Abstract: There are disclosed a method of manufacturing fine metal powder and fine metal powder manufactured by using the same. The method of manufacturing fine metal powder includes forming a pattern having a predetermined size and shape on a base substrate, forming a metal film on the pattern, and separating the metal film from the pattern to obtain individual metal particles having a predetermined size and shape. The fine metal powder manufactured by the method has a uniform shape and a uniform particle size distribution. The fine metal powder is in the form of flakes, having a large ratio of particle diameter to thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20140186647
    Abstract: A raw material powder for forming a layer of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) article includes a broad particle size distribution (BPSD) defined by plotted curve of frequency versus diameter of the raw material powder may be characterized as having a first standard deviation including at least about 78% to at least about 99% of a total content of particles of the raw material powder. The plotted curve of the BPSD may also be characterized as having a first maximum value and a first minimum value, wherein the difference between the first maximum value and first minimum value is not greater than about 8%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aravind MOHANRAM, Yeshwanth NARENDAR, John D. PIETRAS
  • Publication number: 20140178244
    Abstract: A method for desulfurizing a metal alloy comprises heating the metal alloy to a molten state. A gaseous desulfurizing compound is bubbled through the molten alloy to form a solid sulfur-containing waste phase and a molten reduced-sulfur alloy phase. The solid waste phase and the molten reduced-sulfur alloy phase are separated. The gaseous desulfurizing compound includes a constituent element selected from the group: alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and rare earth metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, John Joseph Marcin, Kirk C. Newton, Michael A. Kmetz
  • Publication number: 20140140885
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage alloy having a higher electrochemical hydrogen storage capacity than that predicted by the alloy's gaseous hydrogen storage capacity at 2 MPa. The hydrogen storage alloy may have an electrochemical hydrogen storage capacity 5 to 15 times higher than that predicted by the maximum gaseous phase hydrogen storage capacity thereof. The hydrogen storage alloy may be selected from alloys of the group consisting of A2B, AB, AB2, AB3, A2B7, AB5 and AB9. The hydrogen storage alloy may further be selected from the group consisting of: a) Zr(VxNi4.5-x); wherein 0<x?0.5; and b) Zr(VxNi3.5-x); wherein 0<x?0.9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Kwo Young, Taihei Ouchi, Jean Nei
  • Patent number: 8728391
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes providing a component, such as a superalloy aircraft component, with a substrate surface having damaged brittle compound particles from machining. The manufacturing method removes the damaged compound particles from the substrate surface without producing significant amount of new damaged compound particles in the substrate surface. In one example, the damaged compound particles are removed with an abrasive media. The method results in a machined substrate surface free from damaged intermetallic component particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Prabir R. Bhowal, Agnieszka M. Wusatowska-Sarnek
  • Publication number: 20140134041
    Abstract: A dispersion liquid contains metal nanowires of excellent dispersion stability, and a conductive film that is formed using the dispersion liquid. This dispersion liquid is a dispersion liquid that contains metal nanowires. The metal nanowires are 10-200 nm in diameter, the coefficient of variation in diameter being less than 30%, and the ratio of the length to the diameter (length/diameter) being 10 or greater. The metal nanowires are metal members having as the principal constituent at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, nickel, and copper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori HOTTA
  • Publication number: 20140134038
    Abstract: Provided are resin-based and metal-based anti-thermally-expansive members each having small thermal expansion. More specifically, provided are an anti-thermally-expansive resin and an anti-thermally-expansive metal, each including a resin or a metal having a positive linear expansion coefficient at 20° C. and a solid particle dispersed in the resin or metal, in which the solid particle includes at least an oxide represented by the following general formula (1): (Bi1-xMx)NiO3 (1), where M represents at least one metal selected from the group consisting of La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Y, and In; and x represents a numerical value of 0.02?x?0.15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kubota, Kaoru Miura, Hisato Yabuta, Yoshihiko Matsumura, Yuichi Shimakawa, Masaki Azuma
  • Publication number: 20140119978
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for surface treating metal nano particles, including: surface treating metal nano particles with an alkanol amine containing solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Wook SEO, Tae Ho KIM, Young Ku LYU, Kwang Myung Kim, Kwan LEE, Dong Hoon KIM
  • Publication number: 20140119977
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for depositing a metal containing film on a substrate are disclosed. A reactor and at least one substrate disposed in the reactor are provided. A metal containing precursor is provided and introduced into the reactor, which is maintained at a temperature of at least 100° C. A metal is deposited on to the substrate through a deposition process to form a thin film on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Julien GATINEAU, Kazutaka Yanagita, Shingo Okubo
  • Patent number: 8691678
    Abstract: A nickel based alloy coating and a method for applying the nickel based alloy as a coating to a substrate. The nickel based alloy comprises about 0.1-15% rhenium, about 5-55% of an element selected from the group consisting of cobalt, iron and combinations thereof, sulfur included as a microalloying addition in amounts from about 100 parts per million (ppm) to about 300 ppm, the balance nickel and incidental impurities. The nickel-based alloy of the present invention is applied to a substrate, usually an electro-mechanical device such as a MEMS, by well-known plating techniques. However, the plating bath must include sufficient sulfur to result in deposition of 100-300 ppm sulfur as a microalloyed element. The coated substrate is heat treated to develop a two phase microstructure in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Hilty, Valerie Lawrence, George Jyh-Shann Chou
  • Publication number: 20140093419
    Abstract: A nickel-phosphorus alloy is consisted of nickel and phosphorus. The weight percent of the nickel element is from about 86.95% to about 87.05%. The weight percent of the phosphorus element is from about 12.95% to about 13.05%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZIH-WEI WANG
  • Patent number: 8679373
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new compositions of matter, particularly metals and alloys, and methods of making such compositions. The new compositions of matter exhibit long-range ordering and unique electronic character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Electromagnetics Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher J. Nagel
  • Patent number: 8679266
    Abstract: Metallic dental prostheses made of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys wherein the dental prosthesis has an elastic strain limit of around 1.2% or more and methods of making such metallic dental prostheses are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Atakan Peker, Choongnyun Paul Kim, Tranquoc Thebao Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140049875
    Abstract: There are provided a nickel powder for an internal electrode, synthesized by a vapor phase synthesis method using plasma, more particularly, a nickel powder for an internal electrode, having a favorable crystallite diameter and high density, a method of producing the same, and a multilayer ceramic electronic component including the same. According to the nickel powder for an internal electrode, the method of producing the same, and the multilayer ceramic electronic component including the same, a nickel powder having less impurities, a favorable crystallite diameter, and high density can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gun Woo KIM, Hyo Sub KIM, Jeong Ryeol KIM, Chang Hoon KIM, Doo Young KIM
  • Patent number: 8652987
    Abstract: A method for producing an alloy catalyst for redox reaction comprising alloy particles of platinum and nickel, wherein the alloy particles are equipped at an outer surface with a crystal lattice plane represented by a Miller index {111} and have an average particle diameter in a range of 6 to 20 nm, the method comprising: dissolving, in an alcohol, a salt and/or complex of platinum, a salt and/or complex of nickel, and a polymer containing a plurality of salt structures comprising an organic cation and a halogen anion in a polymer chain and heating the resulting solution to reflux under an inert atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryogo Sakamoto, Kaoru Omichi, Masao Ichiwaka
  • Publication number: 20140030596
    Abstract: A cathode for a sodium-metal halide battery, wherein the cathode comprises a metal microwire. Embodiments of the present invention also relate to a battery comprising a cathode for a sodium-metal halide battery wherein the cathode comprises a metal microwire, and methods for preparing the same and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Huiqing Wu, Michael Alan Vallance
  • Publication number: 20140027498
    Abstract: A friction stir processing tool is formed from a Ni-based dual multi-phase intermetallic compound alloy containing rhenium(Re). The Ni-based dual multi-phase intermetallic compound alloy is preferably formed by casting, while gradually cooling, a melt containing all the components of the composition and is preferably heat treated after casting. Moreover, in a method for friction stir processing, a work is softened by friction heat generated when the friction stir processing tool, while rotating, is pressed against the work to be processed. The friction stir processing tool includes the Ni-based dual multi-phase intermetallic compound alloy, and therefore further high hardness is exhibited to improve abrasion resistance, so that even a long period of friction stir processing can be endured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC CORPORATION, ISEL CO., LTD., C/O KINKI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takayuki Takasugi, Yasuyuki Kaneno, Sachio Oki, Tomotake Hirata, Noboru Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 8613885
    Abstract: Many known solder alloys according to prior art utilize silicon or boron as melting point reducers, which, however, form brittle phases that have an undesirable effect on the thermo-mechanical properties. The invention relates to a solder ally that comprises gallium and/or germanium, preferably forms the Y? phase and has improved mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Paul Heinz, Robert Singer
  • Publication number: 20130316226
    Abstract: A braze alloy composition for sealing a ceramic component to a metal component in an electrochemical cell is presented. The braze alloy composition includes nickel, silicon, boron, and an active metal element. The braze alloy includes nickel in an amount greater than about 50 weight percent, and the active metal element in an amount less than about 10 weight percent. An electrochemical cell using the braze alloy for sealing a ceramic component to a metal component in the cell is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Raghavendra Rao Adharapurapu, Sundeep Kumar, Mohamed Rahmane
  • Publication number: 20130272916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a means to protect gas turbine components against corrosion from a gaseous stream, produced from an oxidation reaction the reaction being conducted in a continuous oxidation reactor
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.a r.l.
    Inventor: James Anthony RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20130272917
    Abstract: A metallic bondcoat with phases of ? and ?? is provided. The metallic coating or alloy is nickel based. The metallic coating or alloy has ? and ?? phases and optionally has ?-phase. The new addition in nickel based coating stabilizes the phases ? and ?? at high temperatures leading to a reduction of local stresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Anand A. Kulkarni, Jonathan E. Shipper, JR., Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20130266817
    Abstract: Processes for producing a nickel-titanium alloy are disclosed. The processes are characterized by the production of nickel-titanium alloy articles having improved microstructure. A pre-alloyed nickel-titanium alloy is melted and atomized to form molten nickel-titanium alloy particles. The molten nickel-titanium alloy particles are cooled to form nickel-titanium alloy powder. The nickel-titanium alloy powder is consolidated to form a fully-densified nickel-titanium alloy preform that is hot worked to form a nickel-titanium alloy article. Any second phases present in the nickel-titanium alloy article have a mean size of less than 10 micrometers measured according to ASTM E1245-03 (2008) or an equivalent method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: ATI PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventor: C. Craig Wojcik
  • Patent number: H2292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a means to protect gas turbine components against corrosion from a gaseous stream, produced from an oxidation reaction the reaction being conducted in a continuous oxidation reactor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: James Anthony Richardson