Chromium Containing Patents (Class 420/442)
  • Patent number: 10583217
    Abstract: There is provided an implant that is safe for the living body. An angular plate as the implant includes a bone supporting plate part and a blade part. The blade part is integrally formed with the bone supporting plate part, and extends from one end of the bone supporting plate part at a predetermined angle ? (0°<?<180°) relative to the bone supporting plate part. The angular plate is formed from a titanium-tantalum-based alloy containing tin. The angular plate is preferably formed from a titanium-tantalum-based alloy containing tin in which a Young's modulus is decreased by increasing the reduction ratio thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ishikawa, Yuki Kimura, Takasumi Kubo, Hiroshi Matsushima, Takashi Kawabata, Toshio Nagase
  • Patent number: 10487376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nickel-based alloy having a microstructure with a matrix of ?-phase and precipitates of ??-phase. The ??-phase comprises a percentage by volume of from 50 vol % to 80 vol % in the temperature range of from 1000° C. to 1100° C. The nickel-based alloy comprises 8 to 13 at % aluminum, 3 to 14 at % cobalt, 4 to 12 at % chromium, 0.6 to 8 at % molybdenum, 0 to 6 at % rhenium, 0.5 to 4 at % tantalum, 0.5 to 4 at % titanium, 0.3 to 3.5 at % tungsten, 0 to 4 at % germanium, 0 to 0.6 at % hafnium, 0 to 4 at % ruthenium, balance nickel and unavoidable impurities. The concentrations of molybdenum and tungsten are selected such that the percentage X of molybdenum and tungsten in the ?-phase, X=0.84 CMo+CW, is greater than 5.5 at % at a temperature of from 1000° C. to 1100° C., CMo and CW being the concentrations of molybdenum and tungsten in at %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Goehler, Ernst Affeldt, Ralf Rettig, Robert F. Singer, Steffen Neumeier, Mathias Goeken, Ernst Fleischmann, Uwe Glatzel, Rainer Voelkl
  • Patent number: 10441982
    Abstract: A plug for rolling of a seamless steel pipe, the plug having an oxide layer composed of a cobalt-base oxide on a surface of a coating layer formed by coating a surface of a base metal with cobalt or a cobalt-base alloy, a method for manufacturing the plug and a method for manufacturing a seamless steel pipe using the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Iguchi, Tatsuro Katsumura, Hideto Kimura
  • Patent number: 10384313
    Abstract: A brazing filler metal with excellent wetting behavior on stainless steel base material is provided. The brazing filler metal produces a brazed joint with high strength and good corrosion resistance. The brazing filler metal is suitable for brazing stainless steel and other materials where corrosion resistance and high strength is required. Typical examples of applications are heat exchangers and catalytic converters. The iron-chromium based brazing filler metal powder comprises: 11-35 wt % chromium, 0-30 wt % nickel, 2-20 wt % copper, 2-10 wt % silicon, 4-10 wt % phosphorous, 0-10 wt % manganese, and at least 20 wt % iron, and if Si is equal to or less than 6 wt % then P should be above 8 wt %, and if P is less or equal to 8 wt % then Si should be above 6 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HÖGANÄS AB (PUBL)
    Inventor: Ulrika Persson
  • Patent number: 9850765
    Abstract: A nickel-base superalloy is disclosed. The superally includes aluminum, cobalt, chromium, molybdenum, tantalum, titanium and tungsten, in addition to nickel, as alloy constituents, wherein rhenium can additionally be contained and the rhenium content is less than or equal to 2 wt. % and wherein the titanium content is greater than or equal to 1.5 wt. %. Further disclosed is a component made of the nickel-base superalloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Robert F. Singer, Ernst Affeldt, Michael Weiss, Thomas Goehler, Ralf Rettig
  • Patent number: 9435011
    Abstract: An essentially Fe- and Co-free alloy is composed essentially of, in terms of weight percent: 6.0 to 7.5 Cr, 0 to 0.15 Al, 0.5 to 0.85 Mn, 11 to 19.5 Mo, 0.03 to 4.5 Ta, 0.01 to 9 W, 0.03 to 0.08 C, 0 to 1 Re, 0 to 1 Ru, 0 to 0.001 B, 0.0005 to 0.005 N, balance Ni, the alloy being characterized by, at 850° C., a yield strength of at least 25 Ksi, a tensile strength of at least 38 Ksi, a creep rupture life at 12 Ksi of at least 25 hours, and a corrosion rate, expressed in weight loss [g/(cm2 sec)]10?11 during a 1000 hour immersion in liquid FLiNaK at 850° C., in the range of 3 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Holcomb, Govindarajan Muralidharan, Dane F. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9352370
    Abstract: A plug for hot tube-making includes: a plug main body; a build-up layer formed around an axis of the plug main body on a surface of the plug main body; and a sprayed coating formed on a surface of the build-up layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka
  • Patent number: 9193011
    Abstract: An iron-chromium based brazing filler metal is provided which exhibits an excellent wetting behavior on a stainless steel base material. The brazing filler metal produces a brazed joint which exhibits high strength and good corrosion resistance. The brazing filler metal is suitable for brazing stainless steel and other materials where corrosion resistance and high strength is required. Typical examples of applications are heat exchangers and catalytic converters. The iron-chromium based brazing filler metal powder according to the invention comprises: between 11 and 35 wt % chromium, between 0 and 30 wt % nickel, between 2 and 20 wt % copper, between 2 and 6 wt % silicon, between 4 and 8 wt % phosporous, between 0-10 wt % manganese, and at least 20 wt % iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: HOGANAS AB (PUBL)
    Inventors: Owe Mårs, Ulrika Persson
  • 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: 20140345755
    Abstract: A Ni-based bulk metallic glass forming alloy is provided. The alloy includes Ni(100-a-b-c-d)CraNbbPcBd, where an atomic percent of chromium (Cr) a ranges from 3 to 13, an atomic percent of niobium (Nb) b is determined by x?y*a, where x ranges from 3.8 to 4.2 and y ranges from 0.11 to 0.14, an atomic percent of phosphorus (P) c ranges from 16.25 to 17, an atomic percent of boron (B) d ranges from 2.75 to 3.5, and the balance is nickel (Ni), and where the alloy is capable of forming a metallic glass object having a lateral dimension of at least 6 mm, where the metallic glass has a stress intensity factor at crack initiation when measured on a 3 mm diameter rod containing a notch with length between 1 and 2 mm and root radius between 0.1 and 0.15 mm, the stress intensity factor being at least 70 MPa m1/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Glassimetal Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Na, Michael Floyd, Marios D. Demetriou, William L. Johnson, Glenn Garrett, Maximilien Launey
  • Patent number: 8808872
    Abstract: A germanium containing nickel-based solder having a similar composition to a nickel-based superalloy is provided. As a result of which the proportion of ?? formed in the solder is reduced. The solder also includes chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten, aluminum, and titanium. A component including the solder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Ott, Sebastian Piegert, Peter Randelzhofer, Robert Singer
  • Publication number: 20140130945
    Abstract: A bulk-glass forming Ni—Cr—Nb—P—B alloy is provided. The alloy includes Ni(100?a?b?c?d)CraTabPcBd, where the atomic percent a is between 3 and 11, the atomic percent b is between 1.75 and 4, the atomic percent c is between 14 and 17.5, and the atomic percent d is between 2.5 and 5. The alloy is capable of forming a metallic glass having a lateral dimension of at least 3 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Glassimetal Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Na, Michael Floyd, Marios D. Demetriou, William L. Johnson, Glenn Garrett
  • Publication number: 20140125214
    Abstract: A spark plug electrode material containing nickel, silicon, and copper, the electrode material, in the case of proper use, forming a nickel oxide layer made of nickel oxide grains on at least a part of its surface, the grain boundary phase of the nickel oxide grains including silicon and/or silicon oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Simone Baus
  • Publication number: 20140116579
    Abstract: A Ni-based bulk metallic glass forming alloy is provided. The alloy includes Ni(100-a-b-c-d)CraNbbPcBd, where an atomic percent of chromium (Cr) a ranges from 3 to 13, an atomic percent of niobium (Nb) b is determined by x?y*a, where x ranges from 3.8 to 4.2 and y ranges from 0.11 to 0.14, an atomic percent of phosphorus (P) c ranges from 16.25 to 17, an atomic percent of boron (B) d ranges from 2.75 to 3.5, and the balance is nickel (Ni), and where the alloy is capable of forming a metallic glass object having a lateral dimension of at least 6 mm, where the metallic glass has a stress intensity factor at crack initiation when measured on a 3 mm diameter rod containing a notch with length between 1 and 2 mm and root radius between 0.1 and 0.15 mm, the stress intensity factor being at least 70 MPa m1/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Glassimetal Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Na, Michael Floyd, Marios D. Demetriou, William L. Johnson, Glenn Garrett, Maximilien Launey
  • Publication number: 20140106063
    Abstract: A spark plug electrode material containing a) 0.7 to 1.3% silicon by weight, b) 0.5 to 1.0% copper by weight, and c) nickel as the balance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Lars Menken, Juergen Oberle, Simone Baus, Jochen Boehm
  • Publication number: 20140076467
    Abstract: Nickel based alloys capable of forming bulk metallic glass are provided. The alloys include Ni—Cr—Si—B compositions, with additions of P and Mo, and are capable of forming a metallic glass rod having a diameter of at least 1 mm. In one example of the present disclosure, the Ni—Cr—Mo—Si—B—P composition includes about 4.5 to 5 atomic percent of Cr, about 0.5 to 1 atomic percent of Mo, about 5.75 atomic percent of Si, about 11.75 atomic percent of B, about 5 atomic percent of P, and the balance is Ni, and wherein the critical metallic glass rod diameter is between 2.5 and 3 mm and the notch toughness between 55 and 65 MPa m1/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Glassimetal Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Na, Michael Floyd, Glenn Garrett, Marios D. Demetriou, William L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8652400
    Abstract: A thermo-mechanical treatment process is disclosed. A nickel-base alloy workpiece is heated in a first heating step to a temperature greater than the M23C6 carbide solvus temperature of the nickel-base alloy. The nickel-base alloy workpiece is worked in a first working step to a reduction in area of 20% to 70%. The nickel-base alloy workpiece is at a temperature greater than the M23C6 carbide solvus temperature when the first working step begins. The nickel-base alloy workpiece is heated in a second working step to a temperature greater than 1700° F. (926° C.) and less than the M23C6 carbide solvus temperature of the nickel-base alloy. The nickel-base alloy workpiece is not permitted to cool to ambient temperature between completion of the first working step and the beginning of the second heating step. The nickel-base alloy workpiece is worked to a second reduction in area of 20% to 70%. The nickel-base alloy workpiece is at a temperature greater than 1700° F. (926° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin M. Forbes Jones, Christopher D. Rock
  • Patent number: 8652650
    Abstract: Platinum-modified nickel-based superalloys and turbine engine components are provided. The platinum-modified nickel-based superalloy includes, by weight, aluminum, in a range of about 7.8 percent to about 8.2 percent, tantalum, in a range of about 5.0 percent to about 6.0 percent, rhenium, in a range of about 1.6 percent to about 2.0 percent, platinum, in a range of about 0.8 percent to about 1.4 percent, hafnium, in a range of about 0.20 percent to about 0.40 percent, silicon, in a range of about 0.30 percent to about 0.60 percent, about 0.02 percent carbon, about 0.01 percent boron, and a balance of nickel. The platinum-modified a nickel-based superalloy may also include, by weight, chromium in a range of about 4.0 percent to about 5.0 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Yiping Hu
  • Patent number: 8640941
    Abstract: A class of nickel based alloys having a fine grain structure resistant to stress corrosion cracking, and methods of alloy design to produce further alloys within the class are presented. The alloys act as suitable welding materials in similar applications to that of Alloy 622. The fine-grained structure of these novel alloys may also be advantageous for other reasons as well such as wear, impact, abrasion, corrosion, etc. These alloys have similar phases to Alloy 622 in that they are composed primarily of austenitic nickel, however the phase morphology is a much finer grained structure opposed to the long dendritic grains common to Alloy 622 when it is subject to cooling rates from a liquid state inherent to the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Scoperta, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Lee Cheney
  • Patent number: 8613886
    Abstract: A nickel-rich wear resistant alloy comprises in weight % 0.5 to 2.5% C, 0.5 to 2% Si, up to 1% Mn, 20 to 30% Cr, S to 15% Mo, 5 to 15% W, 15 to 30% Fe, balance Ni. The alloy can include further alloying constituents such as up to 1.5% each of Ti, Al, Zr, Hf, Ta, V, Nb, Co, Cu, up to 0.5% B and up to 0.5% Mg plus Y. The alloy preferably has a microstructure containing predominantly eutectic reaction phases, fine intermetallic phases and precipitation carbides. For instance, the microstructure may contain Cr. Ni, W rich intermetallic phases and/or the microstructure may contain uniform lamellar type eutectic solidification structures. The alloy is useful as a valve seat insert for internal combustion engines such as diesel engines. For a valve seat insert containing up to 1.8% C the microstructure preferably is free of primary dendritic carbides. For a valve seat insert alloy containing over 1.8% C the microstructure preferably contains non-dendritic type primary carbides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: L. E. Jones Company
    Inventors: Cong Yue Qiao, Todd Trudeau
  • 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: 20130315659
    Abstract: A braze alloy composition is disclosed, containing nickel, about 5% to about 40% of at least one refractory metal selected from niobium, tantalum, or molybdenum; about 2% to about 32% chromium; and about 0.5% to about 10% of at least one active metal element. An electrochemical cell that includes two components joined to each other by such a braze composition is also described. A method for joining components such as those within an electrochemical cell is also described. The method includes the step of introducing a braze alloy composition between a first component and a second component to be joined, to form a brazing structure. In many instances, one component is formed of a ceramic, while the other is formed of a metal or metal alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sundeep Kumar, Raghavendra Rao Adharapurapu, Mohamed Rahmane
  • Publication number: 20130302647
    Abstract: A multi component braze filler alloy is described having a melting temperature less than about 1235 deg. C. and greater than about 1150 deg. C. This alloy can be processed by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) at a temperature above about 1065 deg. C. and is particularly suited for the repair of gas turbine blades and vanes, especially those made from alloy 247. The relatively low Ti content in the present braze alloy tends to form less MC carbides at the joint interface, particularly in comparison with other braze alloys high in Zr and/or Hf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kazim Ozbaysal, Sebastian Piegert
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8545643
    Abstract: An alloy designed for use in gas turbine engines which has high strength and a low coefficient of thermal expansion is disclosed. The alloy may contain in weight percent 7% to 9% chromium, 21% to 24% molybdenum, greater than 5% tungsten, up to 3% iron, with a balance being nickel and impurities. The alloy must further satisfy the following compositional relationship: 31.95<R<33.45, where the R value is defined by the equation: R=2.66Al+0.19Co+0.84Cr?0.16Cu+0.39Fe+0.60Mn+Mo+0.69Nb+2.16Si+0.47Ta+1.36Ti+1.07V+0.40W The alloy has better hardness after being age-hardened at 1400° F. (760° C.) if tungsten is present from greater than 5% up to 10% and a preferred density if the alloy contains greater than 5% up to 7% tungsten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Haynes International, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Pike, S. Krishna Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20130243642
    Abstract: A metallic coating or alloy is provided, which is nickel based, and includes at least ? and ?? phases. The metallic coating or the alloy further includes tantalum (Ta) in the range of between 4 wt % to 7.5 wt %. The metallic coating or the alloy also includes cobalt (Co) in the range between 11 wt %-14.5 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Anand A. Kulkarni, Jonathan E. Shipper, JR., Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20130224561
    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, germanium, and an active metal element. The braze alloy includes germanium in an amount greater than about 5 weight percent, and the active metal element in an amount less than about 10 weight percent. A method for sealing a ceramic component to a metal component in an electrochemical cell and, an electrochemical cell sealed thereby, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Raghavendra Rao Adharapurapu, Sundeep Kumar, Mohamed Rahmane
  • Publication number: 20130224069
    Abstract: Provided is a hydrochloric acid corrosion resistant alloy For brazing that is provided with corrosion resistance against hydrochloric acid, and when brazing various types of stainless steel, can be used for brazing at practical temperatures (1150° C. or less), and has good joint strength and brazeability to the substrate. The hydrochloric acid corrosion resistant alloy of the present invention contains, in mass percent, 6.0-18.0% Mo, 10.0-25.0% Cr, 0.5-5.0% Si, and 4.5-8.0% P, with the remainder being 40.0-73.0% Ni and unavoidable impurities, and the total of Si and P being 6.5-10.5%. In this case, the alloy may contain 12.0% or less of Cu, 20.0% or less of Co, 15.0% or less of Fe, 8.0% or less of W, 5.0% or less of Mn, and 0.5% or less of the total of C, B, Al, Ti, and Nb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUKUDA METAL FOIL & POWDER CO., LTD
    Inventors: Katsunori Otobe, Shinichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8491837
    Abstract: A Ni-based brazing composition at least containing, in mass %, 1.0% or more and 1.3% or less of B, 4.0% or more and 6.0% or less of Si, and the balance consisting of Ni and unavoidable impurities, wherein the brazing composition forms wherein the brazing composition forms dispersed phase containing B or Si in a metal texture after the brazing, and a maximum length of the dispersed phase is 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Oiwa, Sadao Nishikiori, Tsukasa Wakabayashi, Junji Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8409722
    Abstract: An alloy material having high-temperature corrosion resistance, which exhibits excellent oxidation resistance and ductility and can be applied to gas turbines used at ultra high temperatures, and a thermal barrier coating, a turbine member and a gas turbine each comprising the alloy material. An alloy material having high-temperature corrosion resistance, comprising, by weight, Co: 15 to 30%, Cr: 10 to 30%, Al: 4 to 15%, Y: 0.1 to 3%, and Re: 0.1 to 1%, with the balance being substantially Ni. Also, an alloy material having high-temperature corrosion resistance, comprising, by weight, Ni: 20 to 40%, Cr: 10 to 30%, Al: 4 to 15%, Y: 0.1 to 3%, and Re: 0.1 to 5%, with the balance being substantially Co.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiji Torigoe, Hidetaka Oguma, Ikuo Okada, Tomoaki Yunomura, Soji Kasumi
  • Patent number: 8313591
    Abstract: An austenitic heat resistant alloy, which contains, by mass percent, C?0.15%, Si?2%, Mn?3%, Ni: 40 to 80%, Cr: 15 to 40%, W and Mo: 1 to 15% in total content, Ti?3%, Al?3%, N?0.03%, O?0.03%, with the balance being Fe and impurities, and among the impurities P?0.04%, S?0.03%, Sn?0.1%, As?0.01%, Zn?0.01%, Pb?0.01% and Sb?0.01%, and satisfies the conditions [P1=S+{(P+Sn)/2}+{(As+Zn+Pb+Sb)/5}?0.050], [0.2?P2=Ti+2Al?7.5?10×P1], [P2?9.0?100×O] and [N?0.002×P2+0.019] can prevent both the liquation crack in the HAZ and the brittle crack in the HAZ and also can prevent defects due to welding fabricability, which occur during welding fabrication, and moreover has excellent creep strength at high temperatures. Therefore, the alloy can be used suitably as a material for constructing high temperature machines and equipment, such as power generating boilers, plants for the chemical industry and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hirata, Atsuro Iseda, Hirokazu Okada, Hiroyuki Semba, Kaori Kawano, Osamu Miyahara
  • Publication number: 20120267420
    Abstract: A class of nickel based alloys having a fine grain structure resistant to stress corrosion cracking, and methods of alloy design to produce further alloys within the class are presented. The alloys act as suitable welding materials in similar applications to that of Alloy 622. The fine-grained structure of these novel alloys may also be advantageous for other reasons as well such as wear, impact, abrasion, corrosion, etc. These alloys have similar phases to Alloy 622 in that they are composed primarily of austenitic nickel, however the phase morphology is a much finer grained structure opposed to the long dendritic grains common to Alloy 622 when it is subject to cooling rates from a liquid state inherent to the welding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Justin Lee Cheney
  • Patent number: 8268237
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate with cryo-milled, nano-grained particles includes forming a face-centered-cubic gamma matrix comprising nickel, cobalt, chromium, tungsten and molybdenum, adding a dispersion strengthening material to the gamma matrix to form a first mixture, cryo-milling the first mixture to form a second mixture to form a nano-grained structure, and cold spraying the second mixture onto a substrate to form a coating having a nano-grained structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eklavya Calla, Krishnamurthy Anand, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Sanjay Kumar Sondhi, Ramkumar Oruganti
  • Patent number: 8241439
    Abstract: A Ni—Cr alloy tube demonstrating an excellent corrosion resistance in a high temperature water environment can be provided, wherein the difference between uniform lattice strains of the surface layer thereof satisfies the following formulas (1) and (2). S?0.002??(1) S=D500?D?200??(2) wherein the meanings of the individual symbols in the above described formulas are as follows: S: The difference between uniform lattice strains (?) of the surface layer D500: The {111} interplanar spacing (?) at a depth of 500 nm from the material surface D?200: The average value of the {111} interplanar spacings (?) at the depth of 200 nm or less from the material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Kanzaki, Mitsuharu Yonemura, Masanari Kimoto, Shoji Kinomura, Toshihiro Imoto
  • Patent number: 8241560
    Abstract: A single crystal nickel base superalloy consists essentially of, in weight %, about 6.4% to about 6.8% Cr, about 9.3% to about 10.0% Co, above 6.7% to about 8.5% Ta, about 5.45% to about 5.75% Al, about 6.2% to about 6.6% W, about 0.5% to about 0.7% Mo, about 0.8% to about 1.2% Ti, about 2.8% to about 3.2% Re, up to about 0.12% Hf, about 0.01% to about 0.08% by weight C, up to about 0.10% B, and balance Ni and incidental impurities. The superalloy provides improved alloy cleanliness and castability while providing improved high temperature mechanical properties such as stress rupture life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Howmet Corporation
    Inventors: John Corrigan, Michael G. Launsbach, John R. Mihalisin
  • Patent number: 8197747
    Abstract: Nickel-based low-melting boron-free braze alloy compositions include varying amounts of the alloying elements cobalt, chromium, hafnium, zirconium together with optionally titanium and aluminum. The braze alloys can be used as a stand alone braze alloy or in combination with other filler alloys to create braze joints with desirable joint geometries and properties. The braze alloy compositions can be used to join and repair different superalloy articles such as gas turbine components for high temperature applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Xiao Huang
  • Publication number: 20120128525
    Abstract: A nickel-based coating or alloy is provided. The coating includes tantalum preferably without rhenium. The coating or alloy has stabilized the formation of phases ?/?? at high temperatures leading to a reduction of local stresses. A component is also provided. The substrate of the component includes a nickel-based or cobalt-based superalloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Anand A. Kulkarni, Jonathan E. Shipper, Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20120125979
    Abstract: A method for repairing a component of a gas turbine and a solder alloy are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes applying the solder alloy to the component in an area of the component having a punctiform damage or a linear imperfection, where the solder alloy is a mixture of a NiCoCrAlY alloy and a Ni-based solder. A molded repair part made of the solder alloy is applied to the component in an area of the component having a planar defect. The component is heat treated to solder the molded repair part on the component and to solder the solder alloy applied to the component in the area of the component having the punctiform damage or the linear imperfection. The component is cooled after the heat treating and, following the cooling, the component is further heat treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Daniels, Michael Hillen
  • Publication number: 20120128526
    Abstract: A nickel-based coating or alloy is provided. The coating includes tantalum preferably without rhenium. The coating or alloy has stabilized the formation of phases ?/?? at high temperatures leading to a reduction of local stresses. A component is also provided. The substrate of the component includes a nickel-based or cobalt-based superalloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Anand A. Kulkarni, Jonathan E. Shipper, Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20110200838
    Abstract: A metal matrix composites is used to laser clad a surface, such as a base metal machine element, and provide high wear and corrosion resistance, particularly useful for protecting surfaces in a salt water environment. The composites may comprise up to 25 wt % Mo and up to 20 wt % WC particles in a Nickel Alloy matrix; a nickel Alloy containing 5-30% Chromium, 0-20% Molybdenum, and 0-10% Tungsten or Niobium, with the balance being Nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Ronald A. Thomas, Matthew T. Calcutt, Jennifer L. Seefelt-Momont, Michael M. Priebe
  • Patent number: 7910512
    Abstract: To provide a production process of an electrode catalyst for fuel cell whose initial voltage is high and whose endurance characteristics, especially, whose voltage drop being caused by high-potential application is less. A production process according to the present invention of an electrode catalyst for fuel cell is characterized in that: it includes: a dispersing step of dispersing a conductive support in a solution; a loading step of dropping a platinum-salt solution, a base-metal-salt solution and an iridium-salt solution to the resulting dispersion liquid, thereby loading respective metallic salts on the conductive support as hydroxides under an alkaline condition; and an alloying step of heating the conductive support with metallic hydroxides loaded in a reducing atmosphere to reduce them, thereby alloying them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takahashi, Sozaburo Ohashi, Tetsuo Kawamura, Yousuke Horiuchi, Toshiharu Tabata, Tomoaki Terada, Takahiro Nagata, Susumu Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20110058977
    Abstract: A Ni based cast alloy consisting essentially of C: 0.01 to 0.2% by weight, Si: 0.5 to 4.0% by weight, Cr: 14 to 22% by weight, Mo+W: 4.0 to 10% by weight, B: 0.001 to 0.02% by weight, Co: up to 10% by weight, Al: up to 0.5% by weight, Ti: up to 0.5% by weight, Nb: up to 5.0% by weight, Fe: up to 10% by weight, the balance being Ni and incidental impurities, wherein a ?? phase precipitates in a matrix phase thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi
  • Publication number: 20110059323
    Abstract: A nickel-based protective layer which has a high percentage in chromium and optionally silicon and/or yttrium is provided. The nickel-based protective layer is used as low-temperature corrosion protective layer of nickel-or cobalt-based alloys. The alloy of which the layer is made and a layer system are also provided. The alloy may also include a refractory element such as hafnium or scandium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Friedhelm Schmitz, Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20100172789
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate with cryo-milled, nano-grained particles includes forming a face-centered-cubic gamma matrix comprising nickel, cobalt, chromium, tungsten and molybdenum, adding a dispersion strengthening material to the gamma matrix to form a first mixture, cryo-milling the first mixture to form a second mixture to form a nano-grained structure, and cold spraying the second mixture onto a substrate to form a coating having a nano-grained structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Eklavya Calla, Krishnamurthy Anand, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Sanjay Kumar Sondhi, Ramkumar Oruganti
  • Publication number: 20100158695
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprises, in combination, in weight percent: a largest content of nickel; at least 16.0 percent cobalt; and at least 3.0 percent tantalum. The composition may be used in power metallurgical processes to form turbine engine turbine disks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul L. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20100094050
    Abstract: A method is provided of using a highly impact-resistant and corrosion-resistant alloy material for an apparatus for use in hydration of 2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutanenitrile to obtain 2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutanamide, the material being readily fabricated for an apparatus with a complicated structure and being composed of an alloy which contains 16.0 to 22.0% by weight of a Cr element, 16.0 to 22.0% by weight of a Mo element, 1.0 to 2.5% by weight of a Ta element and a Ni element as the rest, or an alloy which contains 26.0 to 32.0% by weight of a Mo element and a Ni element as the rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuo FUJITA, Kozo ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20100038412
    Abstract: Nickel-based low-melting boron-free braze alloy compositions include varying amounts of the alloying elements cobalt, chromium, hafnium, zirconium together with optionally titanium and aluminum. The braze alloys can be used as a stand alone braze alloy or in combination with other filler alloys to create braze joints with desirable joint geometries and properties. The braze alloy compositions can be used to join and repair different superalloy articles such as gas turbine components for high temperature applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Xiao Huang
  • Patent number: 7662740
    Abstract: A fuel cell catalyst comprising platinum, chromium, and copper, nickel or a combination thereof. In one or more embodiments, the concentration of platinum is less than 50 atomic percent, and/or the concentration of chromium is less than 30 atomic percent, and/or the concentration of copper, nickel, or a combination thereof is at least 35 atomic percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignees: Symyx Technologies, Inc., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Konstantinos Chondroudis, Alexander Gorer, Martin Devenney, Ting He, Hiroyuki Oyanagi, Daniel M. Giaquinta, Kenta Urata, Hiroichi Fukuda, Qun Fan, Peter Strasser, Keith James Cendak, Jennifer N. Cendak, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20100028716
    Abstract: Brazing alloy with a composition consisting essentially of FeaNiRestCrbMocCudSieBfPg, wherein 0 atomic %<=a<=50 atomic %; 5 atomic %<=b<=18 atomic %; 0.2 atomic %<c<=3 atomic %; 4 atomic %<=e<=15 atomic %; 4 atomic %<=f<=15 atomic %; 0 atomic %<=g<=6 atomic %; rest Ni, and wherein if 0 atomic %<a<=50 atomic %; then 0.5 atomic %<=d<3 atomic % and if a=0, then 0.5 atomic %<=d<=5 atomic %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Dieter Nuetzel, Thomas Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20100008790
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprises, in combination, in weight percent: a largest content of nickel; at least 16.0 percent cobalt; and at least 3.0 percent tantalum. The composition may be used in power metallurgical processes to form turbine engine turbine disks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Paul L. Reynolds