Iron, Cobalt, Or Nickel Containing Patents (Class 420/538)
  • Patent number: 10460849
    Abstract: A lightweight, high-conductivity, heat-resistant, and iron-containing aluminum wire, and a preparation process thereof. The aluminum wire is mainly composed of aluminum, boron, zirconium, iron, lanthanum, and inevitable impurity elements, and the preparation process for the wire is as follows: melting industrial pure aluminum; then adding intermediate alloys of boron, zirconium, iron, and lanthanum to the melt; performing stirring, refining, furnace front component rapid analysis, component adjustment, standing, deslagging, and rapid cooling casting to obtain an aluminum alloy blank; and performing annealing, extrusion, and drawing on the cast blank to obtain an aluminum alloy monofilament. The wire obtained has density less than or equal to 2.714 g/cm3, electrical conductivity greater than or equal to 62% IACS, a short-term heat-resistance temperature as high as 230° C., a long-term heat-resistance temperature as high as 210° C., and tensile strength greater than or equal to 170 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hongying Li, Jie Bin, Zhaohe Gao
  • Publication number: 20150132182
    Abstract: An electrical cable (100A, 100B, 100C) has an elongate electrically conductive element (10A, 10B, 10C) made of aluminum alloy having aluminum (Al) and erbium precipitates (Al3Er), where the aluminum alloy additionally has an element chosen from iron (Fe), copper (Cu) and a mixture thereof; and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Emilien Comoret
  • Publication number: 20140308155
    Abstract: An efficient polishing method for polishing an alloy material to have an excellent mirror surface is provided. The alloy material contains a main component and 0.1% by mass or more of an element that has a Vickers hardness (HV) different from the Vickers hardness of the main component by 5 or more. A polishing composition used in the polishing method contains abrasive grains and an oxidant. The alloy material is preferably an aluminum alloy, a titanium alloy, a stainless steel, a nickel alloy, or a copper alloy. It is also preferable that the alloy material is subjected to preliminary polishing before being subjected to polishing in which the polishing composition is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Hitoshi Morinaga, Hiroshi Asano, Maiko Asai, Shogo Tsubota, Kazusei Tamai
  • Patent number: 8771441
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy comprising 2.1 to 2.8 wt. % Cu, 1.1 to 1.7 wt. % Li, 0.1 to 0.8 wt. % Ag, 0.2 to 0.6 wt. % Mg, 0.2 to 0.6 wt. % Mn, a content of Fe and Si less or equal to 0.1 wt. % each, and a content of unavoidable impurities less than or equal to 0.05 wt. % each and 0.15 wt. % total, and the alloy being substantially zirconium free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Bernard Bes, Herve Ribes, Christophe Sigli, Timothy Warner
  • Patent number: 8454766
    Abstract: An extruded material of a free-cutting aluminum alloy excellent in embrittlement resistance at a high temperature, containing from 3 to 6% by mass of Cu and from 0.9 to 3% by mass of Bi with the balance being Aluminum and inevitable impurities, wherein a temperature for reducing the Charpy impact test value to half of the value at room temperature is 180° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp.
    Inventors: Kensuke Mori, Kazuo Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8182742
    Abstract: An aluminum-based bearing alloy material and a bearing made therefrom is described, the bearing material having a composition comprising in weight %: 5-10 tin; 0.8-1.3 copper; 0.8-1.3 nickel; 1.5-3 silicon; 0.13-0.19 vanadium; 0.8-1.2 manganese; 0.4-0.6 chromium; balance aluminum apart from incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Kenneth Macleod Mcmeekin, Patricia Morton McMeekin, legal representative, Raymond Bridgeman
  • Patent number: 8147624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode composed of an Al-M-Cu based alloy, to a process for preparing the Al-M-Cu based alloy, to an electrolytic cell comprising the electrode the use of an Al-M-Cu based alloy as an anode and to a method for extracting a reactive metal from a reactive metal-containing source using an Al-M-Cu based alloy as an anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: University of Leeds
    Inventors: Animesh Jha, Xiaobing Yang
  • Publication number: 20120020829
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat-resistant aluminum alloy including aluminum and two types of alloy elements which are combined while forming a homogeneous solid solution reinforcing phase. The disclosed heat-resistant aluminum alloy includes the alloy elements that form a homogeneous solid solution and do not have a solvus line with respect to aluminum as a matrix metal and, therefore, the formed homogeneous solid solution reinforcing phase does not react with aluminum even at a temperature up to 300° C., thus not becoming coarse or undergoing phase decomposition. Consequently, the disclosed aluminum alloy may have remarkably enhanced heat resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: KOREA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Si Young Sung, Beom Suck Han, Young Jig Kim, Bong Jae Choi, Yung Mun Ryu, Dong Ok Kim, Sang Ho Noh, Chang Su Hahn
  • Publication number: 20110266029
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy wire material, which has an alloy composition containing: 0.1 to 0.4 mass % of Fe, 0.1 to 0.3 mass % of Cu, 0.02 to 0.2 mass % of Mg, and 0.02 to 0.2 mass % of Si, and further containing 0.001 to 0.01 mass % of Ti and V in total, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, in which a grain size is 5 to 25 ?m in a vertical cross-section in a wire-drawing direction thereof, and an average creep rate between 1 and 100 hours is 1×10?3 (%/hour) or less by a creep test under a 20% load of a 0.2% yield strength at 150° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Shigeki Sekiya, Kuniteru Mihara, Kyota Susai
  • Publication number: 20110198602
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Al alloy film which can be in direct contact with a transparent pixel electrode in a wiring structure of a thin film transistor substrate that is used in a display device, and which has improved corrosion resistance against an amine remover liquid that is used during the production process of the thin film transistor. Also disclosed is a display device using the Al alloy film. Specifically disclosed is an Al alloy film for a display device, said Al alloy film being directly connected with a transparent conductive film on a substrate of a display device, and containing 0.05-2.0 atom % of Ge, at least one element selected from among element group X (Ni, Ag, Co, Zn and Cu), and 0.02-2 atom % of at least one element selected from among element group Q consisting of the rare earth elements. A Ge-containing deposit and/or a Ge-concentrated part is present in the Al alloy film for a display device. Also specifically disclosed is a display device comprising the Al alloy film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Akira Nanbu, Hiroshi Goto, Aya Miki, Hiroyuki Okuno, Junichi Nakai, Tomoya Kishi, Toshiaki Takagi, Shigenobu Namba, Mamoru Nagao, Nobuhiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100098580
    Abstract: A casted aluminum alloy obtained by casting a molten metal of an aluminum alloy, an aluminum alloy material obtained by at least heating the casted aluminum alloy, and methods for producing them. In the production of the casted aluminum alloy, a molten metal is obtained by melting an aluminum alloy containing 0.8 to 5 mass % of Fe, 0.15 to 1 mass % of Ti, Zr or the like as third component elements in an specific amount, and a residual part containing Al and inevitable impurities at a certain temperature (melting step). Subsequently, the molten metal is cast into a plate-like shape by a casting mold while cooling the molten metal to a temperature that is lower by at least 10° C. than a solidus temperature of the aluminum alloy at a cooling rate of 150° C./sec. or more and less than 10000° C./sec. (casting step).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventor: Hideaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7691214
    Abstract: An iron-containing heat-resistant aluminum-based alloy product consisting essentially of, in weight percent: up to 0.15% chromium, 0.80-1.20% copper, 0.80-1.20% iron, 2.20-2.80% magnesium, up to 0.10% manganese, 0.80-1.20% nickel, up to 0.15% silicon, up to 0.15% titanium, 5.50-7.00% zinc, up to 0.25% zirconium, and up to 0.25% scandium, with the balance being aluminum. Also, a manganese-containing heat-resistant aluminum-based alloy product consisting essentially of, in weight percent: up to 0.25% chromium, 0.80-1.20% copper, up to 0.30% iron, 2.30-2.90% magnesium, 2.70-3.10% manganese, 2.85-3.25% nickel, up to 0.15% silicon, up to 0.15% titanium, 6.10-7.10% zinc, up to 0.25% zirconium, and up to 0.25% scandium, with the balance being aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Ullman
  • Patent number: 7610669
    Abstract: A method for producing an integrated monolithic aluminum structure, including the steps of: (a) providing an aluminum alloy plate from an aluminum alloy with a predetermined thickness (y), (b) shaping or forming the alloy plate to obtain a predetermined shaped structure, (c) heat-treating the shaped structure, (d) machining, e.g. high velocity machining, the shaped structure to obtain an integrated monolithic aluminum structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Aleris Aluminum Koblenz GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Joachim Keidel, Alfred Ludwig Heinz
  • Patent number: 7572521
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aluminium alloy used as a coating for surfaces subjected to extreme friction stress, with an aluminium matrix incorporating at least a soft phase and a hard phase, as well as a process for producing the coating. The soft phase and/or the hard phase is essentially finely distributed in the aluminium matrix (20) and at least 80%, preferably at least 90%, of the soft phase or soft phase particles (18) have a mean diameter of a maximum of 3 ?m. The aluminium alloy is produced by depositing it on the base (11) by a process of deposition from a gas phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Miba Gleitlager GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Mergen, Walter Gärtner
  • Publication number: 20090166217
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode composed of an Al-M-Cu based alloy, to a process for preparing the Al-M-Cu based alloy, to an electrolytic cell comprising the electrode the use of an Al-M-Cu based alloy as an anode and to a method for extracting a reactive metal from a reactive metal-containing source using an Al-M-Cu based alloy as an anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
    Inventors: Animesh Jha, Xiaobing Yang
  • Patent number: 7435305
    Abstract: A compressor wheel made of a cast aluminum alloy, wherein the cast aluminum alloy contains Cu 1.4 to 3.2 mass %, Mg 1.0 to 2.0 mass %, Ni 0.5 to 2.0 mass %, Fe 0.5 to 2.0 mass %, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Ti 0.01 to 0.35 mass %, Zr 0.01 to 0.30 mass %, Sc 0.01 to 0.8 mass %, and V 0.01 to 0.5 mass %, with the balance being aluminum and inevitable impurities, with the [(Cu content)+0.5×(Mg content)] being 3.8 mass % or less, and with a secondary dendrite arm spacing being 50 ?m or less, wherein the cast aluminum alloy is being reinforced by a solution treatment and an aging treatment, and wherein the compressor wheel shows good heat resistant strength, and is for use in a turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp.
    Inventors: Ryo Shoji, Takayuki Sotome, Toshiya Okada, Yoki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20080187456
    Abstract: An extruded material of a free-cutting aluminum alloy excellent in embrittlement resistance at a high temperature, containing from 3 to 6% by mass of Cu and from 0.9 to 3% by mass of Bi with the balance being Aluminum and inevitable impurities, wherein a temperature for reducing the Charpy impact test value to half of the value at room temperature is 180° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: FURUKAWA-SKY ALUMINUM CORP.
    Inventors: Kensuke Mori, Kazuo TAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 6959476
    Abstract: A method for producing aluminum drive shafts from molten aluminum alloy using a continuous caster to cast the alloy into a slab. The method comprises providing a molten aluminum alloy consisting essentially of 0.2 to 0.8 wt. % Si, 0.05 to 0.4 wt. % Cu, 0.45 to 1.2 wt. % Mg, 0.04 to 0.35 wt. % Cr, 0.7 wt. % max. Fe, 0.15 wt. % max. Mn, 0.25 wt. % max. Zn, 0.15 wt. % max. Ti, the remainder aluminum, incidental elements and impurities and providing a continuous caster such as a belt caster for continuously casting the molten aluminum alloy. The molten aluminum alloy is cast into a slab which is rolled into a sheet product. After solution heat treatment, the sheet product is formed into a tube having a seam which is welded to provide a seam welded tube. The seam welded tube is placed in a forming die and hydroformed to form the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Commonwealth Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhong Li, Paul Platek
  • Patent number: 6955785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aluminum alloy for rapidly cooled welding. The alloy comprises, by weight, Mg: 0.4 to 7.0%, Cu: 0.05 to 1%, at least one kind of Mn: 0.8 to 2.5%, Cr: 0.35 to 2.0% and Fe: 0.7 to 1.5% and the balance of Al and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Saga, Yasutomo Ichiyama, Toshiyasu Ukena, Hirobumi Sonoda, Junichi Ibukuro, Takanori Yahaba, Masato Takikawa
  • Patent number: 6929726
    Abstract: A sputtering target consists essentially of 0.1 to 50% by weight of at least one kind of element that forms an intermetallic compound with Al, and the balance of Al. The element that forms an intermetallic compound with Al is uniformly dispersed in the target texture, and in a mapping of EPMA analysis, a portion of which count number of detection sensitivity of the element is 22 or more is less than 60% by area ratio in a measurement area of 20×20 ?m. According to such a sputtering target, even when a sputtering method such as long throw sputtering or reflow sputtering is applied, giant dusts or large concavities can be suppressed in occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koichi Watanabe, Takashi Ishigami
  • Patent number: 6918970
    Abstract: A cast article from an aluminum alloy has improved mechanical properties at elevated temperatures. The cast article has the following composition in weight percent: Silicon 6.0-25.0, Copper 5.0-8.0, Iron 0.05-1.2, Magnesium 0.5-1.5, Nickel 0.05-0.9, Manganese 0.05-1.2, Titanium 0.05-1.2, Zirconium 0.05-1.2, Vanadium 0.05-1.2, Zinc 0.05-0.9, Strontium 0.001-0.1, Phosphorus 0.001-0.1, and the balance is Aluminum, wherein the silicon-to-magnesium ratio is 10-25, and the copper-to-magnesium ratio is 4-15. The aluminum alloy contains a simultaneous dispersion of three types of Al3X compound particles (X=Ti, V, Zr) having a L12 crystal structure, and their lattice parameters are coherent to the aluminum matrix lattice. A process for producing this cast article is also disclosed, as well as a metal matrix composite, which includes the aluminum alloy serving as a matrix containing up to about 60% by volume of a secondary filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Lee, Po-Shou Chen
  • Patent number: 6863747
    Abstract: An aluminum sheet material for automobiles is herein disclosed, having an aluminum alloy composition: (i) comprising 3.5 to 5 wt % of Si, 0.3 to 1.5 wt % of Mg, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.4 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and 0.6 to 1 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities, or (ii) comprising between more than 2.6 wt % and 5 wt % of Si, 0.2 to 1.0 wt % of Mg, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Zn, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Cu, 0.2 to 1.5 wt % of Fe, and between 0.05 and less than 0.6 wt % of Mn, and one or more members selected from the group of 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2 wt % of V, with the balance of aluminum and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignees: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Kashiwazaki, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20040140197
    Abstract: A sputtering target consists essentially of 0.1 to 50% by weight of at least one kind of element that forms an intermetallic compound with Al, and the balance of Al. The element that forms an intermetallic compound with Al is uniformly dispersed in the target texture, and in a mapping of EPMA analysis, a portion of which count number of detection sensitivity of the element is 22 or more is less than 60% by area ratio in a measurement area of 20×20 &mgr;m. According to such a sputtering target, even when a sputtering method such as long throw sputtering or reflow sputtering is applied, giant dusts or large concavities can be suppressed in occurrence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Koichi Watanabe, Takashi Ishigami
  • Patent number: 6736947
    Abstract: A sputtering target consists essentially of 0.1 to 50% by weight of at least one kind of element that forms an intermetallic compound with Al, and the balance of Al. The element that forms an intermetallic compound with Al is uniformly dispersed in the target texture, and in a mapping of EPMA analysis, a portion of which count number of detection sensitivity of the element is 22 or more is less than 60% by area ratio in a measurement area of 20×20 &mgr;m. According to such a sputtering target, even when a sputtering method such as long throw sputtering or reflow sputtering is applied, giant dusts or large concavities can be suppressed in occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koichi Watanabe, Takashi Ishigami
  • Patent number: 6712915
    Abstract: Various articles of manufacture, such as electrosurgical scalpels, razor blades, electronic components and mechanical components having a quasicrystalline AlCuFe alloy film less than about 10,000 Å thick. Such articles of manufacture may be formed by depositing (in sequence) on a substrate through radio frequency sputtering a stoichiometric amount of each respective alloy material and then annealing those layers to form the film through solid state diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Orest G. Symko, Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Wanjun Park, Thierry Klein, David Kieda
  • Patent number: 6656421
    Abstract: An aluminum-beryllium-silicon based alloy is disclosed, which comprises 5.0 to 30.0 mass % of Be, 0.1 to 15.0 mass % of Si and 0.1 to 3.0 mass %, the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. The alloy is useful for producing automobile engine parts, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimasa Ochiai, Hiroshi Yamada, Masami Hoshi
  • Patent number: 6596412
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aluminum alloy, to a plain bearing and to a method of manufacturing a layer, particularly for a plain bearing, to which there is added as a main alloy component tin (14) and a hard material (15) from at least one first element group containing iron, manganese, nickel, chromium, cobalt, copper or platinum, magnesium, or antimony. Added to the aluminum alloy from the first elementary group is a quantity of elements for forming inter-metallic phases, e.g. aluminide formation, in the boundary areas of the matrix, and further at least one further element from a second element group containing manganese, antimony, chromium, tungsten, niobium, vanadium, cobalt, silver, molybdenum of zirconium, for substituting a portion at least of a hard material of the first element group in order to form approximately spherical or cuboid aluminides (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Miba Gleitlager Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Robert Mergen
  • Patent number: 6572816
    Abstract: A free-machinable hyper-eutectic Al—Si alloy includes 3.0-5.0 wt % Cu, 13-17 wt % Si, 0.2-0.5 wt % Fe, 2.5-6.0 wt % Bi, 0.005-0.02 wt % P, up to 0.1 wt % Mg, up to 0.1 wt % Ni, up to 0.5 wt% Mn and up to 0.5 wt % total sum of other elements, with the balance of the alloy being Al. The hyper-eutectic Al—Si alloy is advantageous in light of excellent machinability, easy cutting operation, extended lifetime of cutting tools and improved smoothness of cutting faces. In addition, the alloy has excellent elongation ratio and abrasion resistance, while maintaining mechanical properties such as rupture strength, tensile strength, yield strength and hardness which are similar to conventional A390 alloy, and thus can be applied to abrasion resistance-requiring applications, for example, swash plates of compressors for automotive air conditioners, without any surface treatment including anodizing or Sn plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Foosung Precision Ind., Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Sek Yang
  • Patent number: 6511555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cylinder head and motor block casting and a method of making the same, including an aluminum alloy having the following composition: Si 6.80-7.20, Fe 0.35-0.45, Cu 0.30-0.40, Mn 0.25-0.30, Mg 0.35-0.45, Ni 0.45-0.55 Zn 0.10-0.15, Ti 0.11-0.15 with the remainder being aluminum as well as unavoidable impurities with a maximum content of 0.05 each, but not more than a maximum of 0.15 impurities in all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Vaw Aluminium AG
    Inventors: Franz Josef Feikus, Leonhard Heusler
  • Patent number: 6511633
    Abstract: A free-machinable eutectic Al—Si alloy including 3.0-5.0 wt % Cu, 10.0-13.0 wt % Si, 0.2-0.5 wt % Fe, 2.5-5.0 wt % Bi, 0.1-0.3 wt % Sb, up to 0.1 wt % Mg, up to 0.1 wt % Ni and up to 0.5 wt % total sum of other elements, with the balance of the alloy being Al. The eutectic Al—Si alloy is advantageous in light of excellent machinability, easy cutting operation, extended lifetime of cutting tools and improved smoothness of cutting faces. In addition, the alloy has an excellent elongation ratio and abrasion resistance and good formability, while maintaining mechanical properties such as impact strength, tensile strength, yield strength and hardness which can be applied to compressor piston for air conditioner in motorcars, and thus can be applied to abrasion resistance-requiring applications, for example, piston of compressors for automotive air conditioners, without any surface treatment including anodizing or Sn plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Foosung Precision Ind., Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Sek Yang
  • Patent number: 6471794
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy fin material for brazing which is composed of an aluminum alloy comprising above 0.1 wt % to 3 wt % of Ni, above 1.5 wt % to 2.2 wt % of Fe, and 1.2 wt % or less of Si, and at least one selected from the group consisting of 4 wt % or less of Zn, 0.3 wt % or less of In, and 0.3 wt % or less of Sn, and further comprising, optionally, at least one selected from the group consisting of co, Cr, Zr, Ti, Cu, Mn, and Mg in given amounts, the balance being unavoidable impurities and aluminum, wherein a ratio of the grain length in the right angle direction/the grain length in the parallel direction is 1/30 or less, an electric conductivity is 50 to 55 %IACS, and a tensile strength is 170 to 280 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takeyoshi Doko, Akira Kawahara, Sunao Fukuda, Yoshihiko Kamiya, Masaki Shimizu, Kenji Negura
  • Patent number: 6465113
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having a four-layered structure, of sheet thickness 0.2 mm or less, and having a core alloy, a filler alloy of an Al—Si alloy on one surface of the core alloy, a sacrificial anode material of an Al—Zn alloy on the other surface of the core alloy, and an intermediate layer between the core alloy and sacrificial anode material, wherein the core alloy is composed of an Al alloy containing given amounts of Si, Fe, Mn, and Cu, with the balance being made of Al and unavoidable impurities, and wherein the intermediate layer is composed of an Al alloy containing given amounts of Si, Fe, Mn, and Cu, with the balance being made of Al and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Yamada, Takeyoshi Doko, Yoshiaki Ogiwara, Satoshi Tanaka, Sunao Fukuda, Yoshihiko Kamiya, Masaki Shimizu, Kenji Negura
  • Patent number: 6440583
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Al alloy for a welded construction having excellent welding characteristics, which Al alloy comprises 1.5 to 5 wt % of Si (hereinafter, wt % is referred to as %), 0.2 to 1.5% of Mg, 0.2 to 1.5% of Zn, 0.2 to 2% of Cu, 0.1 to 1.5% of Fe, and at least one member selected from the group consisting of 0.01 to 1.0% of Mn, 0.01 to 0.2% of Cr, 0.01 to 0.2% of Ti, 0.01 to 0.2% of Zr, and 0.01 to 0.2% of V, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. Also disclosed is a welded joint having this Al alloy base metal welded with an Al—Mg- or Al—Si-series filler metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seizo Ueno, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6408938
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy containing (in wt. %): 0.2-0.5 Fe; 0.7-1.2 Si; 1.2-1.6 Mn; up to 0.3 Mg; up to 0.5 Cu; up to 0.2 Zn; up to 0.1 Ti is used to make the fins of heat exchangers particularly car radiators. The finstock has high post braze strength and thermal conductivity, and has a sufficiently electronegative potential as to be capable of acting as a sacrificial anode for the heat exchanger tubes. By virtue of the absence of Sn, In, and Cr, these heat exchangers can be scrapped and melted for re-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Alcan International Limited
    Inventors: Alan Gray, Richard Kendall Bolingbroke, John Michael Evans
  • Patent number: 6399020
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy suitable for high temperature applications, such as heavy duty pistons and other internal combustion applications, having the following composition, by weight percent (wt %): Silicon  11.0-14.0 Copper  5.6-8.0 Iron   0-0.8 Magnesium  0.5-1.5 Nickel 0.05-0.9 Manganese   0-1.0 Titanium 0.05-1.2 Zirconium 0.12-1.2 Vanadium 0.05-1.2 Zinc 0.05-0.9 Strontium 0.001-0.1  Aluminum balance. In this alloy the ratio of silicon:magnesium is 10-25, and the ratio of copper:magnesium is 4-15. After an article is cast from this alloy, the article is treated in a solutionizing step which dissolves unwanted precipitates and reduces any segregation present in the original alloy. After this solutionizing step, the article is quenched, and is then aged at an elevated temperature for maximum strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Lee, Po-Shou Chen
  • Patent number: 6379819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding bearing composite material with a hard metal support layer and a metallic sliding coating which is roll-bonded onto said support layer. The inventive sliding bearing composite is made of an aluminum alloy with tin comprising 10 to 20 percent by mass and with additions of copper and nickel. The sliding layer is in direct contact with the sliding mate. The sliding bearing composite material is thus improved with respect to the loading capacity and plasticity in that the aluminum alloy is comprised of tin, copper, nickel and remaining aluminum, the copper and nickel each have a percentage by mass of 0.2 to 2, and the ratio of percentage by mass of copper to the percentage by mass of nickel is between 0.6 and 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: KS Gleitlager GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Steffens, Werner Schubert
  • Publication number: 20020037424
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding bearing composite material with a hard metal support layer and a metallic sliding coating which is roll-bonded onto said support layer. The inventive sliding bearing composite is made of an aluminum alloy with tin comprising 10 to 20 percent by mass and with additions of copper and nickel. The sliding layer is in direct contact with the sliding mate. The sliding bearing composite material is thus improved with respect to the loading capacity and plasticity in that the aluminum alloy is comprised of tin, copper, nickel and remaining aluminum, the copper and nickel each have a percentage by mass of 0.2 to 2, and the ratio of percentage by mass of copper to the percentage by mass of nickel is between 0.6 and 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2000
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Inventors: THOMAS STEFFENS, WERNER SCHUBERT
  • Patent number: 6355090
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of producing an aluminum alloy for automotive parts, comprising adding a scrap of an aluminum wrought alloy or a pure aluminum ingot to an aluminum alloy casting scrap, melting the mixture to dilute impurities, and if necessary, adjusting elements of the resultant. According to the above method, aluminum alloy casting scraps, which contain large amounts of impurities and have been difficult to recycle into other articles until now, can be converted to an aluminum alloy material that is applicable as a wrought material usable as a higher-grade material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Ohyama, Yoichiro Bekki, Noboru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6352789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brazing sheet with a two-layer structure or a three-layer structure, having a core sheet made of an aluminium alloy core material and on one side or both sides thereof a brazing layer of an aluminium alloy containing silicon as main alloying element, wherein the aluminium alloy of the core sheet has the composition (in weight %) Mn 0.5 to 1.5 Cu 0.5 to 2.0 Si 0.3 to 1.5 Mg <0.05 Fe <0.4 Ti <0.15 Cr <0.35 Zr and/or V <0.35 in total Zn <0.25 balance aluminium and unavoidable impurities, and wherein said brazing sheet has a post-braze 0.2% yield strength of at least 50 MPa and having a corrosion life of more than 12 days in a SWAAT test without perforations in accordance with ASTM G-85, and further to a method of its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Corus Aluminium Walzprodukte GmbH
    Inventors: Timothy John Hurd, Nicolaas Dirk Adrianus Kooij, Achim Bürger, Klaus Vieregge
  • Patent number: 6350532
    Abstract: The invention relates to a recyclable aluminum foil. The foil is made of an alloy containing 0.2%-0.5% Si, 0.4%-0.8% Fe, 0.1%-0.3% Cu, and 0.05%-0.3% Mn by weight. with the balance aluminum and incidental impurities. The foil contains at least about 2% by weight of strengthening particulates and has at least about 0.1% by weight of the copper and/or manganese retained in solid solution. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing a sheet of aluminum based on an alloy which involves continuously casting an alloy of the above composition to form a sheet of alloy, coiling said sheet of alloy, cold rolling the sheet of alloy, interannealing the alloy after a first pass of the cold rolling; and further cold rolling the alloy to a final desired gauge. The foil, which is suitable for household use, has improved strength due to a larger quantity of dispersoids fortified by elements in solid solution, and can be recycled with other alloy scrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Alcan International Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Davisson, Luc Montgrain, Daniel Pulliam, Sadashiv Nadkarni
  • Patent number: 6335106
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aluminium-based slide bearing material, comprising an aluminium alloy with 10-25% wt. tin, as well as copper, nikel and manganese additions. The invention seeks to provide a material with improved load-bearing capacity and formability. To this end, copper, nickel and manganese are each present at a portion of 0.2 to 2% wt., and 0.2 to 2% wt. silicon is added. Furthermore, the ratio of the percentage by weight of copper to the percentage by weight of nickel, and the ratio of the percentage by weight of manganese to the percentage by weight of silicon is between 0.6 and 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: KS Gleitlager GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Steffens, Werner Schubert
  • Patent number: 6334911
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy having a composition represented by the general formula: AlbalCuaMb or AlbalCuaMbTMc wherein M represents one or two elements selected between Mn and Cr; TM represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, V, Fe, Co, and Ni; and a, b and c each represent an atomic percentage of 0<a≦3, 2<b ≦5, and 0<c≦2, containing quasi-crystals in the structure thereof, and having an elongation of at least 10% at room temperature and a Young's modulus of at least 85 GPa. The aluminum alloy exhibits excellent mechanical properties such as high-temperature strength, ductility, impact strength and tensile strength and is provided as a rapidly-solidified material, a heat-treated material obtained by heat-treating the rapidly-solidified material, or a consolidated and compacted material obtained by consolidating and compacting the rapidly-solidified material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kita, Koji Saito, Koju Tachi, Teruaki Onogi, Kenji Higashi
  • Patent number: 6309480
    Abstract: A cylinder liner cast into a reciprocating piston engine made of a supereutectic aluminum/silicon alloy which is free of mixed-in particles of hard material and which is composed in such a way that fine silicon primary crystals and intermetallic particles automatically form from the melt as hard particles. A blank is allowed to grow from finely sprayed melt droplets by spray compaction, with a fine distribution of hard particles being produced by setting the spray for small melt droplets. The fine-grained, hard particles formed from the melt and also the mechanical exposure of the hard particles on the surface of the cylinder results not only in high wear resistance and high contact area of the surface, but also in gentle treatment of the piston and its rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Franz Rückert, Peter Stocker, Roland Biedermann, Roland Rieger
  • Patent number: 6294030
    Abstract: Various articles of manufacture, such as electrosurgical scalpels, razor blades, and electronic components, comprise a quasicrystalline AlCuFe alloy film less than about 3000 Å thick, formed by depositing in sequence on a substrate through radio frequency sputtering a stoichiometric amount of each respective alloy material and then annealing those layers to form the film through solid state diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Orest G. Symko, Thierry Klein, David Kieda
  • Publication number: 20010001967
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy having a composition represented by the general formula:
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Publication date: May 31, 2001
    Applicant: Kazuhiko Kita et al
    Inventors: KAZUHIKO KITA, KOJI SAITO, KOJU TACHI, TERUAKI ONOGI, KENJI HIGASHI
  • Patent number: 6194082
    Abstract: A support for a lithographic printing plate in which uniform pits are efficiently formed by electrochemically graining treatment, always independently of electrolytic conditions to give excellent printing performance, which comprises an aluminum alloy plate containing 0.05% to 0.5% by weight of Fe, 0.03% to 0.15% of Si, 0.006% to 0.03% by weight of Cu and 0.010% to 0.040% by weight of Ti, wherein the Cu concentration of a surface layer portion of from a surface to a depth of 2 &mgr;m of the aluminum alloy plate is at least 20 ppm higher than that of a region deeper than the surface layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Sawada, Hirokazu Sakaki
  • Patent number: 6126898
    Abstract: An aluminum-copper alloy comprising substantially insoluble particles which occupy the interdendritic regions of the alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Aeromet International PLC
    Inventor: Simon Andrew Butler
  • Patent number: 6113850
    Abstract: An A-rated, aluminum alloy suitable for machining, said alloy consisting essentially of: about 4-5.75 wt. % copper, about 0.2-0.9 wt. % bismuth, about 0.12-1.0 wt. % tin, the ratio of bismuth to tin ranging from about 0.8:1 to 5:1, up to about 0.7 wt. % iron, up to about 0.4 wt. % silicon, up to about 0.3 wt. % zinc, the balance aluminum, incidental elements and impurities. On a preferred basis, this alloy contains about 4.4-5.0 wt. % copper, about 0.4-0.75 wt. % bismuth, about 0.2-0.5 wt. % tin, the ratio of bismuth to tin ranging from about 1:1 to 3:1, about 0.2 wt. % or less iron and about 0.2 wt. % or less silicon. The alloy is substantially lead-free, cadmium-free and thallium-free. There is further disclosed an improved method for making screw machine stock or wire, rod and bar product from this alloy by casting, preheating, extruding, solution heat treating, cold finishing and aging the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Charles W. Bartges, Gerald D. Scott, Thomas J. Klemp, M. Elise Hyland, James A. Brock, Colleen Spillard
  • Patent number: 6017403
    Abstract: An aluminum-based alloy having the general formula Al.sub.x L.sub.y M.sub.z (wherein L is Mn or Cr; M is Ni, Co, and/or Cu; and x, y, and z, representing a composition ratio in atomic percentages, satisfy the relationships x+y+z=100, 75.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.95, 2.ltoreq.y.ltoreq.15, and 0.5.ltoreq.z.ltoreq.10) having a metallographic structure comprising a quasi-crystalline phase possesses high strength and high rigidity. In order to enhance the ductility and toughness of the aluminum-based alloy, the atomic percentage of M may be further limited to 0.5.ltoreq.z.ltoreq.4, and more preferably to 0.5.ltoreq.z.ltoreq.3. The aluminum-based alloy is useful as a structural material for aircraft, vehicles and ships, and for engine parts; as material for sashes, roofing materials, and exterior materials for use in construction; or as materials for use in marine equipment, nuclear reactors, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignees: Yamaha Corporation, Isuyoshi Masumoto, Akihisa Inoue
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Masumoto, Akihisa Inoue, Yuma Horio
  • Patent number: 5954897
    Abstract: A die-casting aluminum base alloy consisting of, by weight %,Zn:10.about.25%, Si:6.about.10%,Cu:0.5.about.3.0%, Mn:0.1.about.0.5%,Mg:0.02.about.0.08%, Fe:less than 1.3%,and the rest of Al and unavoidable impurity.This alloy can be heat treated at low temperature from 260.degree. C. to 450.degree. C., at which steel parts inserted in this alloy will not deteriorate.This alloy has excellent mechanical strength, stress corrosion cracking resistance and wear resistance, and can be used for ball joints apparatus such as a stabilizer conrod for automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Nisso Metalochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Ohtake, Yutaka Fujiwara