Ferrous (i.e., Iron Base) Patents (Class 420/8)
  • Patent number: 10323297
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a pellet capable of suppressing heat shock-induced crack occurrence, when nickel oxide ores are made into pellets and placed in a reducing furnace in a smelting process. In the method for producing a pellet from a nickel oxide ore, a nickel oxide ore, a binder and a carbonaceous reducing agent are mixed, the mixture is made into a lump, and then the resulting lump is subjected to a preheat treatment at a temperature of 350° C. to 600° C. In this preheat treatment, the lump more preferably undergoes the preheat treatment at a temperature of 400° C. to 550° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Takahashi, Taku Inoue, Shuuji Okada
  • Patent number: 9666350
    Abstract: An electrical steel sheet has a component composition including, by mass %, C: 0.007% or less, Si: 4% to 10%, and Mn: 0.005% to 1.0%, the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, as well as a sheet thickness within a range of 0.01 mm or more to 0.10 mm or less, and a profile roughness Pa of 1.0 ?m or less. The electrical steel sheet exhibits excellent iron loss properties whereby the magnetic property is free from deterioration, and degradation of the stacking factor can be avoided, even when the steel sheet with a thickness of 0.10 mm or less has been subjected to siliconizing treatment to increase the Si content in the steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Imamura, Minoru Takashima, Tatsuhiko Hiratani
  • Patent number: 9506125
    Abstract: The present invention provides a maraging steel containing: 0.10?C?0.30 mass %, 6.0?Ni?9.4 mass %, 11.0?Co?20.0 mass %, 1.0?Mo?6.0 mass %, 2.0?Cr?6.0 mass %, 0.5?Al?1.3 mass %, and Ti?0.1 mass %, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, and satisfying 1.00?A?1.08, in which A is 0.95+0.35×[C]?0.0092×[Ni]+0.011×[Co]?0.02×[Cr]?0.001×[Mo], where [C] indicates a content (mass %) of C, [Ni] indicates a content (mass %) of Ni, [Co] indicates a content (mass %) of Co, [Cr] indicates a content (mass %) of Cr, and [Mo] indicates a content (mass %) of Mo, respectively. The maraging steel has a tensile strength of 2,300 MPa or more and is also excellent in the toughness/ductility and fatigue characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Ueta, Hiroyuki Takabayashi, Ei Kimura, Yuta Tanaka, Satoshi Takahashi, Isao Nakanowatari, Kota Sasaki, Koshiro Yamane, Satoru Yusa
  • Publication number: 20150139850
    Abstract: A method of casting a low alloy steel using a mold is disclosed. The method includes receiving the mold having a foam pattern disposed within a sand casing. The received foam pattern is coated with a permeable refractory coating and is disposed between compacted sand and the sand casing. The method further includes pouring a molten metal comprising a low alloy steel having a carbon content in a range from about 0.1 to about 0.4 percent into the mold so as to vaporize the foam pattern and remove gasification products through the permeable refractory coating, to form a low alloy steel casting. Further, the method includes removing the low alloy steel casting from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Qi Zhao, Steven Robert Hayashi, Brian Victor Moore, Daniel Tribeni Persaud, Michael Douglas Arnett, Junyoung Park
  • Publication number: 20150141234
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for reinforced structural elements includes providing a reinforcement structure including a first material, and embedding the reinforcement structure in an encasing matrix comprising a second material using additive layer manufacturing, ALM. A manufacturing tool for reinforced structural elements includes a positioning component including a jig for clamping a reinforcement structure including a first material and an ALM robot configured to embed a reinforcement structure clamped in the jig in an encasing matrix including a second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Sander, Matthias Hegenbart, Carlos Weinbuch, Helene-Hedwig Koenig
  • Publication number: 20150125338
    Abstract: Identifying a stable phase of a binary alloy comprising a solute element and a solvent element. In one example, at least two thermodynamic parameters associated with grain growth and phase separation of the binary alloy are determined, and the stable phase of the binary alloy is identified based on the first thermodynamic parameter and the second thermodynamic parameter, wherein the stable phase is one of a stable nanocrystalline phase, a metastable nanocrystalline phase, and a non-nanocrystalline phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Heather Murdoch, Christopher A. Schuh
  • Publication number: 20150118097
    Abstract: High cleanliness spring steel useful in manufacturing a spring with SiO2-based inclusions being extremely controlled and excellent in fatigue properties is provided. High cleanliness spring steel which is steel containing; C: 1.2% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to the component) or below (not inclusive of 0%), Si: 1.2-4%, Mn: 0.1-2.0%, Al: 0.01% or below (not inclusive of 0%), and the balance comprising iron with inevitable impurities, wherein; the total of oxide-based inclusions of 4 or above of L (the large diameter of an inclusion)/D (the short diameter of an inclusion) and 25 ?m or above of D and oxide-based inclusions of less than 4 L/D and 25 ?m or above of L, in the oxide-based inclusions of 25 mass % or above of oxygen concentration and 70% (means mass %, hereafter the same with respect to inclusions) or above of SiO2 content when Al2O3 +MgO+CaO+SiO2+MnO=100% is presumed, out of inclusions in the steel, is 20 nos./500 g or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tomoko SUGIMURA, Sei KIMURA, Koichi SAKAMOTO, Atsuhiko YOSHIDA, Takeshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20150099141
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a double cold reduction strip for shadow mask and a process for producing the same, comprising the following procedures: converter steelmaking?continuous billet casting?hot rolling?pickling and cold rolling?continuous annealing?double cold reduction?finishing and oiling. The weight percentages of essential elements of the shadow mask strip are: C: ?0.001%, Mn: 0.10˜0.40%, Al: 0.02˜0.06%, Si: ?0.025%, P: ?0.015%, S: ?0.01%, O: ?0.004%, with remainders composed of Fe and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Shoumin Wu, Xiujun Li
  • Publication number: 20150090074
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional metallic article/component made of a Ni-, Co-, Fe-based superalloy or combinations thereof, entirely or partly, by a powder based additive manufacturing process. During the step of performing powder melting by scanning a dual laser setup is used, where two laser beams of different beam properties are combined in the same machine and by adjusted beam profiling and integration of a suitable beam switch in a controlled manner a switching between two different laser beam diameters is performed. In each layer the laser beam with the smaller diameter scans the whole area and in every kth layer, with k>1, the laser beam with the larger diameter scans the area where a coarse grain size is needed thereby remelting the area with fine grain sizes. With such a manufacturing method higher lifetime and operation performances of metallic parts and prototypes can be reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas ETTER, Matthias HOEBEL, Julius SCHURB, Felix ROERIG
  • Publication number: 20150079420
    Abstract: The steel for hot forming has the following composition in weight %: C: 0.10-0.25, Mn: 1.4-2.8, Si: ?1.0, Cr: ?1.0, Ti: ?0.05, Nb: ?0.05, V: ?0.1, Mo: ?0.1, Al: ?0.05, P: ?0.02, S: ?0.005, Ca: ?0.005, O: ?0.01, N: ?0.02, B: ?0.0004, the remainder being iron and unavoidable impurities. Also disclosed is a strip, sheet or blank produced with such a steel, a method for producing a hot formed product, such a product and the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David Neal HANLON, Stefanus Matheus Cornelis VAN BOHEMEN
  • Publication number: 20150075065
    Abstract: The invention provides a processing method for upgrading an organic phase substance by removing heavy element species from the organic phase substance originating from a resource substance in mild environmental conditions, and further provides a method for collecting removed heavy element species and a method for collecting other substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tooru Nakamura, Yutaka Hayashi, Akira Suzuki, Richard Brommeland, Andrew Myles
  • Patent number: 8980167
    Abstract: There is provided a cost-effective stainless steel pipe having excellent expandability for oil country tubular goods, the stainless steel pipe having excellent CO2 corrosion resistance under a severe corrosive environment containing CO2, Cl?, and the like. The stainless steel pipe having excellent expandability for oil country tubular goods contains 0.05% or less C, 0.50% or less Si, Mn: 0.10% to 1.50%, 0.03% or less P, 0.005% or less S, 10.5% to 17.0% Cr, 0.5% to 7.0% Ni, 3.0% or less Mo, 0.05% or less Al, 0.20% or less V, 0.15% or less N, and 0.008% or less O, optionally at least one selected from Nb, Cu, Ti, Zr, Ca, B, and W, in a specific content, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, wherein a microstructure mainly having a tempered martensitic phase has an austenitic phase content exceeding 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Kimura, Yoshio Yamazaki, Masahito Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150024204
    Abstract: The present invention relates a process of preparing a nanopowder by using a natural source starting material wherein the nano powder is a nano metal or nano alloy or nano metal oxide or nano metal carbide or nano compound or nano composite or nanofluid. The nano product produced by the process has novel properties such as enhanced hardness, antibacterial properties, thermal properties, electrical properties, abrasive resistant, wear resistant, superior frictional properties, sliding wear resistance, enhanced tensile strength, compression strengths, enhanced load bearing capacity and corrosion properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Sudhakara Sastry AMANCHI BALA
  • Publication number: 20150017056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a soft magnetic metal powder having a pearlite lamellar structure in which ferrite structures and cementite structures are repeated, a method for preparing the same, and an electronic component including the same as a core material. According to the present invention, the soft magnetic metal powder having the pearlite lamellar structure in which the ferrite structures and the cementite structures are repeated may be easily prepared, and an eddy current loss may be easily decreased without changing the existing molding process, such that the soft magnetic metal powder may be used as a core material of various electronic components such as an inductor, a motor, an actuator, a sensor, a transformer, and a reactor, requiring soft magnetic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hak Kwan KIM, Sang Kyun KWON, Sung Jae LEE, Sung Yong AN
  • Publication number: 20150011749
    Abstract: Metal-accumulating plants for preparing compositions including a metal catalyst derived from the plants. The composition is substantially devoid of organic matter. Also, carrying out chemical reactions with the compositions prepared from metal-accumulating plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Claude Grison, Vincent Escande
  • Publication number: 20140332733
    Abstract: Provided herein are nanofibers and processes of preparing nanofibers. In some instances, the nanofibers are metal and/or ceramic nanofibers. In some embodiments, the nanofibers are high quality, high performance nanofibers, highly coherent nanofibers, highly continuous nanofibers, or the like. In some embodiments, the nanofibers have increased coherence, increased length, few voids and/or defects, and/or other advantageous characteristics. In some instances, the nanofibers are produced by electrospinning a fluid stock having a high loading of nanofiber precursor in the fluid stock. In some instances, the fluid stock comprises well mixed and/or uniformly distributed precursor in the fluid stock. In some instances, the fluid stock is converted into a nanofiber comprising few voids, few defects, long or tunable length, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yong Lak Joo, Nathaniel S. Hansen, Daehwan Cho
  • Patent number: 8841375
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to easily isolable and re-dispersible transition metal nanoparticles, their manufacture and use as IR-absorbers, in particular in transparent thermoplastic or crosslinkable polymers. A further aspect of the invention is a composition of these transition metal nanoparticles and thermoplastic or crosslinkable polymers and an architectural or automotive glazing containing these transition metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Francesca Peri, Samanta Cimitan, Markus Grob
  • Patent number: 8840834
    Abstract: An ultra-high strength steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1400 MPa or higher that can achieve both high strength and good formability and an advantageous method for manufacturing the steel sheet and includes a composition including, on a mass basis C: 0.12% or more and 0.50% or less; Si: 2.0% or less; Mn: 1.0% or more and 5.0% or less; P: 0.1% or less; S: 0.07% or less; Al: 1.0% or less; and N: 0.008% or less, with the balance Fe and incidental impurities. The steel microstructure includes, on an area ratio basis, 80% or more of autotempered martensite, less than 5% of ferrite, 10% or less of bainite, and 5% or less of retained austenite; and the mean number of precipitated iron-based carbide grains each having a size of 5 nm or more and 0.5 ?m or less and included in the autotempered martensite is 5×104 or more per 1 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Coporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsuda, Reiko Mizuno, Yoshimasa Funakawa, Yasushi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140271768
    Abstract: The invention provides medical devices comprising high-strength alloys which degrade over time in the body of a human or animal, at controlled degradation rates, without generating emboli and which have enhanced degradation due to the presence of a halogen component. In one embodiment the alloy is formed into a bone fixation device such as an anchor, screw, plate, support or rod. In another embodiment the alloy is formed into a tissue fastening device such as staple. In yet another embodiment, the alloy is formed into a dental implant or a stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Bio DG, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert RADISCH, Paul JABLONSKI
  • Publication number: 20140255242
    Abstract: A composite steel plate in which at least two steel sheets are rolled to form a plate. One of the sheets has a composition that varies in a depthwise direction between nanocrystalline and micron grained. The plate is made by treating a steel sheet to produce a composition in the sheet that varies in a depthwise direction of the sheet between nanocrystalline and micron grained, stacking the treated sheet with at least one other steel sheet and rolling the sheets to form the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Jian Lu, Junbao Zhang, Aiying Chen
  • Publication number: 20140255723
    Abstract: Hard beads can be formed in a single piece of sheet steel to enhance its strength before or after stamping. The hard beads are formed by melting and re-solidifying it in small discrete volumes. The melting can be performed by applying heat from a heat source; for example, a laser beam, an electron beam, a high temperature flame etc. The re-solidified volume of steel is the hard bead which is stronger than the remaining base steel. Preferably, the hard bead can be formed to have an elongated shape; and the tensile strength of the single piece of sheet steel is enhanced in the direction the bead is elongated. Hard beads thus formed can be arranged in a suitable pattern to meet a strength requirement of a part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mohammad Nasim Uddin
  • Publication number: 20140251085
    Abstract: The present invention provides a powder core used for high-frequency magnetic components and a soft magnetic metal powder which is suitable for the manufacturing of the above-described powder core. The invention relates to a soft magnetic metal powder, consisting of, in terms of mass %: 0.5% to 10.0% of Si, 1.5% to 8.0% of Cr, and 0.05% to 3.0% of Sn, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Mikiko Tsutsui, Yuichiro Fujita
  • Publication number: 20140234204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst which can be used in the process for producing hydrogen by decomposing ammonia, can generate heat efficiently in the interior of a reactor without requiring excessive heating the reactor externally, and can decompose ammonia efficiently and steadily by utilizing the heat to produce hydrogen. Also disclosed is a technique for producing hydrogen by decomposing ammonia efficiently utilizing the catalyst. Specifically disclosed is a catalyst for use in the production of hydrogen, which is characterized by comprising an ammonia-combusting catalytic component and an ammonia-decomposing catalytic component. Also specifically disclosed is a catalyst for use in the production of hydrogen, which is characterized by comprising at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of cobalt, iron, nickel and molybdenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji OKAMURA, Masanori YOSHIMUNE, Masaru KIRISHIKI, Hideaki TSUNEKI
  • Publication number: 20140234154
    Abstract: A hard weld overlay which is resistant to cracking when re-heated, and a method for designing such alloys, is disclosed. The alloys are able to resist re-heat cracking through prevention of the precipitation and/or growth of embrittling carbide, borides, or borocarbides at elevated temperatures. In one embodiment, the thermodynamics of the alloy system possess only primary carbides and secondary ferrite carbides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Scoperta, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lee Cheney, Shengjun Zhang, John Hamilton Maddock
  • Patent number: 8801872
    Abstract: A case hardened gear steel having enhanced core fracture toughness includes by weight percent about 16.3Co, 7.5Ni, 3.5Cr, 1.75Mo, 0.2W, 0.11C, 0.03Ti, and 0.02V and the balance Fe, characterized as a predominantly lath martensitic microstructure essentially free of topologically close-packed (TCP) phases and carburized to include fine M2C carbides to provide a case hardness of at least about 62 HRC and a core toughness of at least about 50 ksi?in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: QuesTek Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Wright, Jason Sebastian
  • Patent number: 8802151
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to shaped transition metal particles, in particular in the form of a dispersion in an aqueous and/or organic medium, the manufacture thereof and their use as an infrared (IR) absorbing agent, an IR curing agent for coatings, an additive in conductive formulations, an antimicrobial agent or for sensoring organic and/or inorganic compounds. Further, the invention relates to dispersions comprising said shaped particles and an aqueous and/or organic medium, such as a thermoplastic or crosslinkable polymer, as well as to antimicrobial compositions and products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nikolay A. Grigorenko, Michael Muehlebach, Florian Muehlebach
  • Publication number: 20140212324
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention are a fine crystallite high-function metal alloy member, a method for manufacturing the same, and a business development method thereof, in which a crystallite of a metal alloy including a high-purity metal alloy whose crystal lattice is a face-centered cubic lattice, a body-centered cubic lattice, or a close-packed hexagonal lattice is made fine with the size in the level of nanometers (10?9 m to 10?6 m) and micrometers (10?6 m to 10?3 m), and the form thereof is adjusted, thereby remedying drawbacks thereof and enhancing various characteristics without losing superior characteristics owned by the alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: THREE-O CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Ogasa
  • Publication number: 20140212320
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process of initiating a self-propagating reaction with a coherent radiation source, which comprises mixing the chemical reactants, and contacting the chemical reactants by the coherent radiation, more specifically, the coherent radiation source may be a laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Colorado School of Mines
    Inventor: Reed Ayers
  • Publication number: 20140150249
    Abstract: A semi-processed electrical steel is provided comprising the elements .005 ? Tin ? .09% 0 < Carbon ? 0.050% .10 ? Manganese ? 1.00% .005 ? Phosphorus ? .120% .0 < Sulfur ? .010% .50 ? Silicon ? 2.50% .01 ? Aluminum ? 1.60% .0 ? Antimony < .
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Gwynne Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140141280
    Abstract: Provided is a high-strength steel sheet having good warm press formability and excellent strength and ductility after warm press forming, and a method for manufacturing such. The high-strength steel sheet has a tensile strength at room temperature not less than 780 MPa, a yield stress at a heating temperature range of 400° C. to 700° C. not more than 80% of the yield stress at room temperature, total elongation at the heating temperature range not less than 1.1 times the total elongation at room temperature, yield stress and total elongation after the steel sheet is heated to the heating temperature range, subjected to a strain of not more than 20%, and cooled from the heating temperature to room temperature, not less than 70% of the yield stress and total elongation, respectively, at room temperature before the heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Kosaka, Yoshimasa Funakawa, Masato Shigemi, Hidekazu Okubo
  • Patent number: 8728391
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes providing a component, such as a superalloy aircraft component, with a substrate surface having damaged brittle compound particles from machining. The manufacturing method removes the damaged compound particles from the substrate surface without producing significant amount of new damaged compound particles in the substrate surface. In one example, the damaged compound particles are removed with an abrasive media. The method results in a machined substrate surface free from damaged intermetallic component particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Prabir R. Bhowal, Agnieszka M. Wusatowska-Sarnek
  • Publication number: 20140134368
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for coating a metallic surface with an aqueous composition, wherein in addition to water the composition contains a) as the main component, an organic film former consisting of at least one synthetic resin, 70 to 100 wt. % of the content of synthetic resin(s) in the organic film former comprising at least one water-soluble or/and water-dispersible synthetic resin in the form of polymers, copolymers, block copolymers or/and graft copolymers based on synthetic resins selected from the group consisting of polycarbonate, polyurethane, ionomer, poly(meth)acrylate, polyester, polyether or/and polystyrene, the content of polycarbonate and polyurethane being at least 10 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Heribert DOMES, Thomas GRIEBLING
  • Publication number: 20140134038
    Abstract: Provided are resin-based and metal-based anti-thermally-expansive members each having small thermal expansion. More specifically, provided are an anti-thermally-expansive resin and an anti-thermally-expansive metal, each including a resin or a metal having a positive linear expansion coefficient at 20° C. and a solid particle dispersed in the resin or metal, in which the solid particle includes at least an oxide represented by the following general formula (1): (Bi1-xMx)NiO3 (1), where M represents at least one metal selected from the group consisting of La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Y, and In; and x represents a numerical value of 0.02?x?0.15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kubota, Kaoru Miura, Hisato Yabuta, Yoshihiko Matsumura, Yuichi Shimakawa, Masaki Azuma
  • Publication number: 20140124721
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention concerns a metallic bar or post (15) comprising a longitudinal axis; a spine (16) extending along the longitudinal axis; and at least three interconnected arms (17-19), each of which extends along the spine (16) and generally radially from the spine (16), with a free end (20-22) of each said arm (17-19) being tapered in the direction of the free end (20-22) to the spine (16). Other aspects of the invention concern a roll stand and rolling mill for forming the bar or post (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Ashley Dean Olsson, Ashley Norman Olsson, Nathanael Dean Olsson, Stafford James Olsson
  • Publication number: 20140127074
    Abstract: A hot-formed and press-hardened wear-resistant steel component with a hardness of between 500 and 700 HB is constructed for use in construction machines, agricultural machines, mining machines, in supply, transport, clearing or maintenance machines or appliances or in household, garden, DIY or handicraft machines or appliances which are subjected to high levels of abrasive wear
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Wilfried Rosteck, Oswald Gerl
  • Patent number: 8702835
    Abstract: A water-atomized iron-based steel powder is provided which comprises by weight-%: 0.45-1.50 Ni, 0.30-0.55 Mo, less than 0.3 Mn, less than 0.2 Cu, less than 0.1 C, less than 0.25 O, less than 0.5 of unavoidable impurities, and the balance being iron, and where Ni and Mo have been alloyed by a diffusion alloying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hoganas AB (Publ)
    Inventors: Yang Yu, Norimitsu Hirose
  • Publication number: 20140106456
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for introducing a biological material, a method of introducing a biological material, and a magnetic support for introducing a biological material with the object of providing an apparatus for introducing a biological material, a method of introducing a biological material, and a magnetic support for introducing a biological material whereby a biological material can be efficiently introduced into a host. The invention comprises: one or more packing units in which a mixture solution containing a large number of magnetic supports carrying a biological material to be introduced into a host such as cells upon using, together with a large number of the hosts in a liquid is pooled; and an introduction treatment unit in which a magnetic force affecting the inside of the packing unit is controlled so as to move the magnetic supports relatively with respect to the host so that the biological material can be introduced into the host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSAL BIO RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideji TAJIMA, Yoshiro OKAMI
  • Publication number: 20140106959
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preparing a metal catalyst having improved yield of alcohols. The method for preparing a metal catalyst for the production of alcohol from synthesis gas includes forming a metal catalyst; and irradiating the metal catalyst with gamma rays. The metal catalyst has improved yield of alcohols by stabilizing the metal catalyst through gamma ray irradiation to inhibit generation of hydrocarbons in catalytic reaction with synthesis gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Sun-Hwa YEON, Dae-Hyun SHIN, Nam-Sun NHO, Kyoung-Hee SHIN, Chang-Soo JIN, Sung-Chan NAM, Je-Kyoung WOO, Kwang-Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20140097277
    Abstract: The invention relates to biodegradable iron alloy-containing compositions for use in preparing medical devices. In addition, biodegradable crystalline and amorphous compositions of the invention exhibit properties that make them suitable for use as medical devices for implantation into a body of a patient. The compositions include elemental iron and one or more elements selected from manganese, magnesium, zirconium, zinc and calcium. The compositions can be prepared using a high energy milling technique. The resulting compositions and the devices formed therefrom are useful in various surgical procedures, such as but not limited to orthopedic, craniofacial and cardiovascular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: PRASHANT N. KUMTA, SUNG JAE CHUNG, PARTHA SAHA, OLEG VELIKOKHATNYI, MONI KANCHAN DATTA, DAE HO HONG, DA-TREN CHOU
  • Publication number: 20140080741
    Abstract: A weighting agent for use in a wellbore fluid composition is provided. The weighting agent includes a ferrosilicon material, wherein iron is present in the ferrosilicon material in an amount equal to or greater than about 50% by weight of the ferrosilicon material. A composition including a wellbore fluid and a weighting agent, as well as methods for using and making a weighting agent, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Imerys Oilfield Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Parias, Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Jarrod Hart, Mark Windebank, Christopher Bean
  • Publication number: 20140065007
    Abstract: There is provided a hot press-formed product, including a thin steel sheet formed by a hot press-forming method, and having a metallic structure that contains martensite at 80% to 97% by area and retained austenite at 3% to 20% by area, the remainder structure of which is at 5% by area or lower, whereby balance between strength and elongation can be controlled in a proper range and high ductility can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Junya Naitou, Toshio Murakami, Shushi Ikeda, Keisuke Okita
  • Publication number: 20140056753
    Abstract: There is provided a hot press-formed product, including a steel sheet formed by a hot press-forming method, and having a metallic structure that contains ferrite at 30% to 80% by area, bainitic ferrite at lower than 30% by area (not including 0% by area), martensite at 30% by area or lower (not including 0% by area), and retained austenite at 3% to 20% by area, whereby balance between strength and elongation can be controlled in a proper range and high ductility can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Junya Naitou, Toshio Murakami, Shushi Ikeda, Keisuke Okita
  • Publication number: 20140056754
    Abstract: There is provided a hot press-formed product, including a thin steel sheet formed by a hot press-forming method, and having a metallic structure that contains bainitic ferrite at 70% to 97% by area, martensite at 27% by area or lower, and retained austenite at 3% to 20% by area, the remainder structure of which is at 5% by area or lower, whereby balance between strength and elongation can be controlled in a proper range and high ductility can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Junya Naitou, Toshio Murakami, Shushi Ikeda, Keisuke Okita
  • Publication number: 20140044585
    Abstract: There is provided a hot press-formed product, including a thin steel sheet formed by a hot press-forming method, and having a metallic structure that contains retained austenite at 3% to 20% by volume, whereby balance between strength and elongation can be controlled in a proper range and high ductility can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Junya Naitou, Toshio Murakami, Shushi Ikeda, Keisuke Okita
  • Publication number: 20130302644
    Abstract: A hot rolled steel strip made by the steps including assembling a twin roll caster, forming a casting pool of molten steel having a free oxygen content between 20 and 75 ppm and having a composition such that the cast strip comprises by weight, greater than 0.1 and not more than 0.5% carbon, between 0.9 and 2.0% manganese, between 0.05 and 0.50% silicon, greater than 0.01% and less than or equal to 0.15% phosphorus, and less than 0.01% aluminum, counter rotating the casting rolls forming the steel strip, hot rolling the strip such that mechanical properties at 10% and 35% reduction are within 10% for yield strength, tensile strength and total elongation, and coiling the strip at a temperature between 300 and 700° C. to provide a majority of the microstructure comprising bainite and acicular ferrite. Alternatively, the steel may have between 0.20 and 0.60% copper and manganese as low as 0.08%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: NUCOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Geoffrey EDELMAN, Christopher Ronald KILLMORE, Mary E. ALWIN-BECKER
  • Publication number: 20130269249
    Abstract: In an iron powder for coating a seed, the mass percentage of an iron powder with a particle size of 63 ?m or less is 0% to 75%, the mass percentage of an iron powder with a particle size of more than 63 gm to 150 ?m is 25% to 100%, and the mass percentage of an iron powder with a particle size of more than 150 ?m is 0% to 50%. This allows the iron powder to form a coating from which the iron powder is unlikely to drop during not only seeding but also transportation and also allows an iron powder-coated seed coated with the iron powder to be obtained. The following iron powder and rice seed can be obtained: an iron powder, unlikely to damage rice seeds and easy to handle, for coating a rice seed and an iron powder-coated rice seed coated with the iron powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kawano, Masashi Fujinaga
  • Publication number: 20130272915
    Abstract: In joining an Fe-based metallic member comprising an Fe-based material and an Al-based metallic member comprising an Al-based material by a Zn-based brazing filler metal, a joined part of the Fe-based metallic member is heated at a temperature higher than a melting point of the Fe-based material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Taisei Wakisaka, Tokuji Okumura, Takanori Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130266476
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of the additives for molding sands used in the manufacture of casting molds and cores. More specifically, the present invention relates to an additive to prevent veining in the manufacture of metal parts, to a molding sand comprising said additive, to a core or mold prepared from said molding sand and to a metal part prepared by means of using one of said cores or molds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: ASK CHEMICALS ESPANA S.A.
    Inventors: Santiago Prat Urreiztieta, Marco Antonio Mendizábal Castellanos, Maria José Puertollano Abascal, Jesús Reina Rivero
  • Publication number: 20130266820
    Abstract: A work piece for use in abrasive environments with hardbanding is provided. The work piece has at least a protective layer deposited onto at least a portion to be protected. The deposited layer exhibits a hardness of at least 50 Rc, a wear rate of less than 0.5 grams of mass loss as measured according to ASTM G65-04, Procedure A, a wear rate on a contacting secondary body comprising carbon steel of less than 0.005 grams as measured according to modified ASTM G77 wear test. The deposited alloy forms an iron matrix comprising embedded hard particles in an amount of less than 15 vol. %. The embedded hard particles have an average particle size of ranging from 100 nm to 5 ?m. In one embodiment, the deposition is via welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: c/o Chevron Corporation
    Inventors: Grzegorz Jan Kusinski, Justin Lee Cheney, John Hamilton Madok
  • Patent number: 8551396
    Abstract: Provided herein are materials that can achieve up to 14% hydrogen absorption by weight in ambient conditions, which is a marked improvement over the hydrogen absorption values found in the prior art. Further provided are experimental conditions necessary to produce these materials. In order to produce the hydrogen storage material, a transition metal (or Lithium) is vaporized in a pi bond gas in conditions that permit only a few bonding collisions to occur between the vaporized transition metal atoms and pi bond gas molecules before the resulting bonded material is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Bellave S. Shivaram, Adam B. Phillips