Aluminum Containing Patents (Class 420/445)
  • Patent number: 10632572
    Abstract: A method of welding using a weld filler additive and a weld filler additive are provided. The method includes the step of welding the component with a filler additive comprising a sufficient amount of each of W, Co, Cr, Al, Ti, Mo, Fe, B, C, Nb, and Ni, the component including a hard-to-weld base alloy. The method further includes the step of forming an easy-to-weld target alloy on a surface of the component from the welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yan Cui, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, David Vincent Bucci, Matthew J. Laylock, Brad Vantassel
  • Patent number: 10577681
    Abstract: Nickel-iron-cobalt based alloys are disclosed having sufficient castability for centrifugal casting essentially free from casting defects, cracking, and microstructure variability, and coefficients of thermal expansion up to about 9×10?6/° C. for about 100-400° C. and increasing from about 400-500° C. to up to about 10×10?6/° C., or up to about 6×10?6/° C. between about 100-300° C. and increasing from about 300-500° C. to up to about 10×10?6/° C. Articles are disclosed including unitary cast structures free of internal welds, brazing, and bolting, essentially annular conformations, diameters of at least about 500 mm, cross-sectional wall areas of at least about 2,000 mm2, and compositions including nickel-iron-cobalt based alloys. Methods for forming the articles are disclosed including rotating centrifugal molds with the compositions in molten states, forming the articles in near net shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gordon McColvin, Jean Laragne, Giovanni Cataldi
  • Patent number: 10280486
    Abstract: A nickel-based superalloy composition includes from about 5 to about 7 wt % aluminum, from about 4 to about 8 wt % tantalum, from about 3 to about 8 wt % chromium, from about 3 to about 7 wt % tungsten, from 1 to about 5 wt % molybdenum, from 1.5 to about 5 wt % rhenium, from 5 to about 14 wt % cobalt, from about 0 to about 1 wt % hafnium, from about 0.01 to about 0.03 wt % carbon, from about 0.002 to about 0.006 wt % boron, and balance nickel and incidental impurities. The composition may exhibit a sustained peak low cycle fatigue life at 1800° F./45 ksi of at least about 4000 cycles. The nickel-based superalloy composition may be used in single-crystal or directionally solidified superalloy articles, such as a blade, nozzle, a shroud, a splash plate, and a combustor of a gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang, Douglas Gerard Konitzer, Joshua Leigh Miller
  • Patent number: 9938610
    Abstract: Nickel-base superalloys having gamma prime strengthening precipitates in a gamma matrix and little or no tertiary incoherent phases, such as delta, delta variants and eta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Randolph C. Helmink, Sammy Tin
  • Patent number: 9828658
    Abstract: Nickel-base composite niobium bearing alloys including delta and/or eta strengthening phases in addition to gamma prime precipitates in a gamma matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Randolph C. Helmink
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8974729
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Makoto Kubota, Kaoru Miura, Hisato Yabuta, Yoshihiko Matsumura, Yuichi Shimakawa, Masaki Azuma
  • Patent number: 8956471
    Abstract: A nickel (Ni) based alloy for forging includes: 0.001 to 0.1 wt. % of carbon (C); 12 to 23 wt. % of chromium (Cr); 3.5 to 5.0 wt. % of aluminum (Al); 5 to 12 combined wt. % of tungsten (W) and molybdenum (Mo) in which the Mo content is 5 wt. % or less; a negligible small amount of titanium (Ti), tantalate (Ta) and niobium (Nb); and the balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20150044088
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: David E. Holcomb, Govindarajan Muralidharan, Dane F. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8920937
    Abstract: A protective coating system includes a nickel-aluminum-zirconium alloy coating having beta phase nickel-aluminum and at least one phase selected from gamma phase nickel and the gamma prime phase nickel-aluminum. The nickel-aluminum-zirconium alloy coating comprises 10 vol % to 60 vol % of the beta phase nickel-aluminum or 25 vol % to 75 vol % of the beta phase nickel-aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Litton, Venkatarama K. Seetharaman, Michael J. Maloney, Benjamin J. Zimmerman, Brian S. Tryon
  • Publication number: 20140377125
    Abstract: A nickel-based superalloy composition includes from about 5 to about 7 wt % aluminum, from about 4 to about 8 wt % tantalum, from about 3 to about 8 wt % chromium, from about 3 to about 7 wt % tungsten, from 1 to about 5 wt % molybdenum, from 1.5 to about 5 wt % rhenium, from 5 to about 14 wt % cobalt, from about 0 to about 1 wt % hafnium, from about 0.01 to about 0.03 wt % carbon, from about 0.002 to about 0.006 wt % boron, and balance nickel and incidental impurities. The composition may exhibit a sustained peak low cycle fatigue life at 1800° F./45 ksi of at least about 4000 cycles. The nickel-based superalloy composition may be used in single-crystal or directionally solidified superalloy articles, such as a blade, nozzle, a shroud, a splash plate, and a combustor of a gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang, Douglas Gerard Konitzer, JOSHUA LEIGH MILLER
  • Patent number: 8900512
    Abstract: The Ni-based single crystal alloy disclosed here is a single crystal and has a chemical composition containing, as % by mass, Co: 8 to 12%, Cr: 5 to 7.5%, Mo: 0.2 to 1.2%, W: 5 to 7%, Al: 5 to 6.5%, Ta: 8 to 12%. Hf: 0.01 to 0.2%, Re: 2 to 4%, Si: 0.005 to 0.1%, with the balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, Mitsubishi Heavy Indsutries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Kyoko Kawagishi, Ikuo Okada, Hidataka Oguma, Taiji Torigoe, Masaki Taneike, Eisaku Ito, Junichiro Masada, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Hidemichi Koyabu
  • Patent number: 8883072
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in a ?? phase precipitation strengthening type Ni-base alloy, an alloy excellent in heat treatment capability and weldability and suitable for joint with a ferritic steel. Further, the present invention provides a welded turbine rotor having the strength, ductility, and toughness simultaneously over the whole welded structure when a precipitation strengthening type Ni-base alloy having a heatproof temperature of 675° C. or higher is joined to a ferritic steel. A Ni-base alloy according to the present invention contains cobalt, chromium, aluminum, carbon, boron, and at least either tungsten or molybdenum with the remainder being nickel and inevitable impurities, having an alloy composition including 12 to 25 percent by mass of Co, 10 to 18 percent by mass of Cr, 2.0 to 3.6 percent by mass of Al, 0.01 to 0.15 percent by mass of C, 0.001 to 0.03 percent by mass of B, the total amount of tungsten and molybdenum being 5.0 to 10 percent by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi
  • 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: 8858876
    Abstract: A nickel-based superalloy composition includes from about 5 to about 7 wt % aluminum, from about 4 to about 8 wt % tantalum, from about 3 to about 8 wt % chromium, from about 3 to about 7 wt % tungsten, from 1 to about 5 wt % molybdenum, from 1.5 to about 5 wt % rhenium, from 5 to about 14 wt % cobalt, from about 0 to about 1 wt % hafnium, from about 0.01 to about 0.03 wt % carbon, from about 0.002 to about 0.006 wt % boron, and balance nickel and incidental impurities. The composition may exhibit a sustained peak low cycle fatigue life at 1800° F./45 ksi of at least about 4000 cycles. The nickel-based superalloy composition may be used in single-crystal or directionally solidified superalloy articles, such as a blade, nozzle, a shroud, a splash plate, and a combustor of a gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang, Douglas Gerard Konitzer, Joshua Leigh Miller
  • Patent number: 8858874
    Abstract: A ternary nickel eutectic alloy consisting of 4.5 to 11 wt % chromium, 1 to 6 wt % cobalt, 1 to 4 wt % aluminum, 0 to 1.5 wt % titanium, 0 to 3 wt % tantalum, 16 to 22 wt % niobium, 0 to 3 wt % molybdenum, 0 to 4 wt % tungsten, 0 to 1 wt % hafnium, 0 to 0.1 wt % zirconium, 0 to 0.1 wt % silicon, 0.01 to 0.1 wt % carbon, 0 to 0.01 wt % boron and the balance nickel plus incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Sammy Tin, Robert J Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8858875
    Abstract: A Ni based alloy material consists of by mass percent, C?0.03%, Si: 0.01 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 1.0%, P?0.03%, S?0.01%, Cr: not less than 20% to less than 30%, Ni: more than 40% to not more than 50%, Cu: more than 2.0% to not more than 5.0%, Mo: 4.0 to 10%, Al: 0.005 to 0.5%, W: 0.1 to 10%, N: more than 0.10% to not more than 0.35%, optionally one or more elements selected from Ca?0.01% and Mg?0.01%, with the balance being Fe and impurities, and the formula of “0.5Cu+Mo?6.5” is satisfied. The material has a surface hardness of a Vickers hardness of not less than 350 at 500° C., a corrosion resistance equivalent to that of Ni based alloys having high Mo contents, and excellent erosion resistance in a severe environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Ueyama, Masaaki Terunuma
  • 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: 20140248509
    Abstract: Compositions are provided that exhibit an austenitic nickel microstructure. The compositions comprise Ni, Cr, Mo and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, and Ti. Feedstock having the composition may be in the form of a cored wire or wires, a solid wire or wires, or a powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Scoperta, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lee Cheney, Grzegorz Jan Kusinski
  • Patent number: 8784730
    Abstract: Nickel-based alloy consisting of (in % by mass) Si 0.8-2.0%, Al 0.001-0.1%, Fe 0.01-0.2%, C 0.001-0.10%, N 0.0005-0.10%, Mg 0.0001-0.08%, O 0.0001-0.010%, Mn max. 0.10%, Cr max. 0.10%, Cu max. 0.50%, S max. 0.008%, balance Ni and the usual production-related impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Outokumpu VDM GmbH
    Inventor: Heike Hattendorf
  • Publication number: 20140193291
    Abstract: A foundry method of casting monocrystalline metal parts, the method including at least casting a molten alloy into a cavity of a mold through at least one casting channel in the mold, subjecting the alloy to heat treatment, and removing the mold, and wherein the heat treatment is performed before an end of mold removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Celine Yanxi Chan, Benoit Georges Jocelyn Marie, David Locatelli
  • Publication number: 20140193290
    Abstract: A high temperature oxidation resistant nickel-aluminide alloy composition and furnace rolls formed therefrom. The inventive nickel-aluminide alloy composition comprises 0.08-0.1 wt. % Zr, 2.5-3.0 wt. % Mo, 7.5-8.5 wt. % Al, 7.5-8.5 wt. % Cr, about 0.01 wt. % B and the balance being substantially nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Tanya Ros Yanez, Akmar Kumar De
  • Patent number: 8771440
    Abstract: A Ni-based single crystal superalloy according to the invention has, for example, a composition including: 5.0 to 7.0 wt % of Al, 4.0 to 10.0 wt % of Ta, 1.1 to 4.5 wt % of Mo, 4.0 to 10.0 wt % of W, 3.1 to 8.0 wt % of Re, 0.0 to 2.0 wt % of Hf, 2.5 to 8.5 wt % of Cr, 0.0 to 9.9 wt % of Co, 0.0 to 4.0 wt % of Nb, and 1.0 to 14.0 wt % of Ru in terms of weight ratio; and the remainder including Ni and incidental impurities. In addition, the contents of Cr, Hf and Al are preferably set so as to satisfy the equation OP?108. According to the Ni-based single crystal superalloy of the invention, high creep strength can be maintained and the oxidation resistance can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Sato, Hiroshi Harada, Kyoko Kawagishi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Yasuhiro Aoki, Mikiya Arai, Kazuyoshi Chikugo, Shoju Masaki
  • Patent number: 8771398
    Abstract: An alloy composition includes a blend of a first alloy and a second, different alloy. The blend has a combined composition including about 17.2 wt %-24.25 wt % of chromium, about 6 wt %-10.51 wt % of aluminum, about 3 wt %-23 wt % of cobalt, about 1.5 wt %-3.6 wt % of silicon, about 0.1 wt %-0.175 wt % of boron, up to about 0.163 wt % of hafnium, about 0.075 wt %-0.7 wt % of yttrium, and a balance of nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Minor
  • Publication number: 20140134353
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Don Mittendorf
  • Publication number: 20140119941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nickel base alloy which is substantially free of rhenium and has a solidus temperature of more than 1320° C. Precipitates of a ??-phase are present in a ?-matrix with a fraction of 40 to 50 vol % at 1050° C. to 1100° C., and a ?/?? mismatch at 1050° C. to 1100° C. is from ?0.15% to ?0.25%. The alloy comprises 11 to 13 at % aluminum, 4 to 14 at % cobalt, 6 to 12 at % chromium, 0.1 to 2 at % molybdenum, 0.1 to 3.5 at % tantalum, 0.1 to 3.5 at % titanium, 0.1 to 3 at % tungsten. The tungsten content of the ?-matrix is greater than that in the precipitated ??-phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Ralf RETTIG, Robert F. SINGER, Harald HELMER, Steffen NEUMEIER
  • Publication number: 20140119979
    Abstract: A nickel-based superalloy composition includes from about 5 to about 7 wt % aluminum, from about 4 to about 8 wt % tantalum, from about 3 to about 8 wt % chromium, from about 3 to about 7 wt % tungsten, from 1 to about 5 wt % molybdenum, from 1.5 to about 5 wt % rhenium, from 5 to about 14 wt % cobalt, from about 0 to about 1 wt % hafnium, from about 0.01 to about 0.03 wt % carbon, from about 0.002 to about 0.006 wt % boron, and balance nickel and incidental impurities. The composition may exhibit a sustained peak low cycle fatigue life at 1800° F./45 ksi of at least about 4000 cycles. The nickel-based superalloy composition may be used in single-crystal or directionally solidified superalloy articles, such as a blade, nozzle, a shroud, a splash plate, and a combustor of a gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang, Douglas Gerard Konitzer, Joshua Leigh Miller
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140044587
    Abstract: A nickel-chromium-molybdenum-copper alloy resistant to 70% sulfuric acid at 93° C. and 50% sodium hydroxide at 121° C. for acid and alkali neutralization in the field of waste management; the alloy contains, in weight percent, 27 to 33 chromium, 4.9 to 7.8 molybdenum, 3.1 to 6.0 wt. % copper (when chromium is between 30 and 33 wt. %) or 4.7 to 6.0 wt. % copper (when chromium is between 27 and 29.9 wt. %), up to 3.0 iron, 0.3 to 1.0 manganese, 0.1 to 0.5 aluminum, 0.1 to 0.8 silicon, 0.01 to 0.11 carbon, up to 0.13 nitrogen, up to 0.05 magnesium, up to 0.05 rare earth elements, with a balance of nickel and impurities. Titanium or another MC carbide former can be added to enhance thermal stability of the alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: HAYNES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Crook, Vinay Deodeshmukh
  • 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: 20130288072
    Abstract: An alloy to a protective layer for protecting a component against corrosion and/or oxidation, in particular at high temperatures is proposed. Known protective layers with a high Cr content and in addition silicon form brittle phases which additionally embrittle during use under the influence of carbon. The proposed protective layer has the composition of from 24% to 26% cobalt, from 10% to 12% aluminum, from 0.2% to 0.5% yttrium, from 12% to 14% chromium, from 0.3% to 5.0% tantalum, nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Friedhelm Schmitz, Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20130287623
    Abstract: A nickel-chromium-molybdenum-copper alloy resistant to 70% sulfuric acid at 93° C. and 50% sodium hydroxide at 121° C. for acid and alkali neutralization in the field of waste management; the alloy contains, in weight percent, 27 to 33 chromium, 4.9 to 7.8 molybdenum, greater than 3.1 but no more than 6.0 copper, up to 3.0 iron, 0.3 to 1.0 manganese, 0.1 to 0.5 aluminum, 0.1 to 0.8 silicon, 0.01 to 0.11 carbon, up to 0.13 nitrogen, up to 0.05 magnesium, up to 0.05 rare earth elements, with a balance of nickel and impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HAYNES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Vinay P. Deodeshmukh, Nacera Sabrina Meck, Paul Crook
  • Publication number: 20130287624
    Abstract: A nickel-chromium-molybdenum-copper alloy resistant to 70% sulfuric acid at 93° C. and 50% sodium hydroxide at 121° C. for acid and alkali neutralization in the field of waste management; the alloy contains, in weight percent, 27 to 33 chromium, 4.9 to 7.8 molybdenum, greater than 3.1 but no more than 6.0 copper, up to 3.0 iron, 0.3 to 1.0 manganese, 0.1 to 0.5 aluminum, 0.1 to 0.8 silicon, 0.01 to 0.11 carbon, up to 0.13 nitrogen, up to 0.05 magnesium, up to 0.05 rare earth elements, with a balance of nickel and impurities. Titanium or another MC carbide former can be added to enhance thermal stability of the alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HAYNES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Crook
  • 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: 20130255442
    Abstract: A Ni-based alloy for a welding material including, by mass, 0.001 to 0.1% of C, 18 to 25% of Co, 16 to 20% of Cr, 2.5 to 3.5% of Al, 9.0 to 15.0% of Mo+W, 0.001 to 0.03% of B and the balance being Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya IMANO, Hiroyuki DOI, Jun SATO
  • 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: 20130230405
    Abstract: A nickel base superalloy composition substantially free of rhenium includes, in percentages by weight: about 5-8 Cr; about 7-8 Co; about 1.3-2.2 Mo; about 4.75-6.75 W; about 6.0-7.0 Ta; if present, up to about 0.5 Ti; about 6.0-6.4 Al; about 0.15-0.6 Hf; if present, from about 0.03-0.06 C; if present, up to about 0.004 B; if present, one or more rare earths selected from Y, La, and Ce up to about 0.03 total, the balance including nickel and incidental impurities. The superalloy composition is able to provide sustained-peak low cycle fatigue and/or oxidation resistance properties comparable to second generation superalloy compositions including at least about 3 wt % rhenium. Superalloy articles incorporating the compositions include nozzles, shrouds, and splash plates for gas turbine engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Swayne O'Hara, Laura Jill Carroll
  • Patent number: 8524149
    Abstract: A nickel base alloy includes: by mass, 0.001 to 0.1% of carbon; 12 to 23% of chromium; 15 to 25% of cobalt; 3.5 to 5.0% of aluminum; 4 to 12% of molybdenum; 0.1 to 7.0% of tungsten; and a total amount of Ti, Ta and Nb being not more than 0.5%. A parameter Ps represented by a formula (1) shown below is 0.6 to 1.6, Ps=?7×[C]?0.1×[Mo]+0.5×[Al]??(1) where [C] indicates an amount of carbon; [Mo] indicates an amount of molybdenum; and [Al] indicates an amount of aluminum, by mass percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi
  • 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: 8512874
    Abstract: A coating and process for depositing the coating on a substrate. The coating is a nickel aluminide overlay coating of predominantly the beta (NiAl) and gamma-prime (Ni3Al) intermetallic phases, and is suitable for use as an environmental coating and as a bond coat for a thermal barrier coating (TBC). The coating can be formed by depositing nickel and aluminum in appropriate amounts to yield the desired beta+gamma prime phase content. Alternatively, nickel and aluminum can be deposited so that the aluminum content of the coating exceeds the appropriate amount to yield the desired beta+gamma prime phase content, after which the coating is heat treated to diffuse the excess aluminum from the coating into the substrate to yield the desired beta+gamma prime phase content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ramgopal Darolia, Joseph David Rigney, Gillion Herman Marijnissen, Eric Richard Irma Carolus Vergeldt, Annejan Bernard Kloosterman
  • Publication number: 20130206287
    Abstract: A Co-based alloy containing not less than 0.001 mass % and less than 0.100 mass % of C, not less than 9.0 mass % and less than 20.0 mass % of Cr, not less than 2.0 mass % and less than 5.0 mass % of Al, not less than 13.0 mass % and less than 20.0 mass % of W, and not less than 39.0 mass % and less than 55.0 mass % of Ni, with the remainder being made up by Co and unavoidable impurities, wherein the contents of Mo, Nb, Ti and Ta which are included in the unavoidable impurities are as follows: Mo<0.010 mass %, Nb<0.010 mass %, Ti<0.010 mass %, and Ta<0.010 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Shinya Imano, Mototsugu Osaki, Shigeki Ueta, Kiyohito Ishida, Toshihiro Omori, Hiroaki Nishida, Masahiro Hayashi, Tomoki Shiota
  • Patent number: 8501086
    Abstract: A Ni based alloy, which consists of by mass percent, C?0.03%, Si: 0.01 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.01 to 1.0%, P?0.03%, S?0.01%, Cr: not less than 20% to less than 30%, Ni: more than 40% to not more than 60%, Cu: more than 2% to not more than 5.0%, Mo: 4.0 to 10%, Al: 0.005 to 0.5% and N: more than 0.02% to not more than 0.3%, with the balance being Fe and impurities, and the expression of “0.5 Cu+Mo?6.5” is satisfied, has excellent corrosion resistance equivalent to that of Ni based alloys having high Mo contents, such as Hastelloy C22 and Hastelloy C276, in severe corrosive environments containing reducing acids, such as hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid, together with excellent workability. Therefore, it can be suitably used as a low-cost material for various kinds of structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Ueyama, Masaaki Terunuma, Satoshi Matsumoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130136648
    Abstract: A metallic coating is provided. The nickel based metallic coating includes tantalum, cobalt, chromium, and aluminum. The nickel based metallic coating does not include silicon and/or hafnium and/or zirconium. A tantalum addition in nickel based coating stabilized the phases gamma/gamma1 at high temperatures leading to a reduction of local stresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Anand A. Kulkarni, Jonathan E. Shipper, JR., Werner Stamm
  • Patent number: 8426033
    Abstract: Provided are precipitation hardened high strength nickel based alloy welds that yield improved properties and performance in joining high strength metals. The advantageous weldments include two or more segments of ferrous or non-ferrous components, and fusion welds, friction stir welds, electron beam welds, laser beam welds, or a combination thereof bonding adjacent segments of the components together, wherein the welds comprise a precipitation hardened nickel based alloy weld metal composition including greater than or equal to 1.4 wt % of combined aluminum and titanium based on the total weight of the nickel based alloy weld metal composition. Also provided are methods for forming the welds from the nickel based alloy weld compositions, wherein the precipitation hardening occurs in the as-welded condition. The nickel based welds do not require a separate heat treatment step after welding to produce advantageous strength properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Raghavan Ayer, Neeraj Srinivas Thirumalai, Hyun-Woo Jin, Daniel B. Lillig, Douglas Paul Fairchild, Steven Jeffrey Ford
  • Publication number: 20130095346
    Abstract: A Ni-based superalloy component includes a bond coat layer having a chemical composition not allowing interdiffusion to occur on a Ni-base superalloy substrate, and by allowing the bond coat layer to have Pt and/or Ir content equal to or higher than 0.2% but not exceeding 15% by mass, generation of an SRZ, which occurs at an interface between the Ni-base superalloy substrate and the bond coat layer in a high-temperature oxidizing atmosphere, can be suppressed, and at the same time adhesion at the interface between a ceramic thermal barrier coat layer and the bond coat layer is improved. Thus, a long-life Ni-based superalloy component with suppressed elemental interdiffusion between the Ni-base superalloy substrate and the bond coat layer even at temperatures exceeding 1100° C. is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Rudder Wu, Kyoko Kawagishi, Kazuhide Matsumoto, Hiroshi Harada
  • Publication number: 20130078136
    Abstract: Nickel-based alloy consisting of (in % by mass) Si 0.8-2.0%, Al 0.001-0.1%, Fe 0.01-0.2%, C 0.001-0.10%, N 0.0005-0.10%, Mg 0.0001-0.08%, O 0.0001-0.010%, Mn max. 0.10%, Cr max. 0.10%, Cu max. 0.50%, S max. 0.008%, balance Ni and the usual production-related impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP VDM GMBH
    Inventor: Heike Hattendorf
  • Publication number: 20130045129
    Abstract: A solder alloy including a base material, a solder, and an additive is provided. The solder alloy has the following formula: (1?x?y)*base material+x*solder+y*additive, where 0.2?x?0.8 and 0?y<0.8 and also (y<1?x)<(1?x). The base material includes chromium, cobalt, aluminum, and tungsten. The solder includes chromium, cobalt, aluminum, tungsten, germanium and/or gallium and nickel. The additive may include boron, zirconium, hafnium, niobium, and carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Ott, Sebastian Piegert
  • Publication number: 20130028783
    Abstract: A solder alloy including a base material, a solder, and an additive is provided. The solder alloy has the following formula: (1?x?y)*base material+x*solder+y*additive, where 0.2?x?0.8 and 0?y<0.8 and also (y<1?x). The base material includes chromium, nickel, aluminum, and tungsten. The solder includes chromium, cobalt, aluminum, tungsten, germanium and/or gallium, and nickel. The additive may include boron, zirconium, and carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Ott, Sebastian Piegert