Nonmetal Component Patents (Class 428/551)
  • Patent number: 10123433
    Abstract: A carrier-attached copper foil having good circuit formability is provided. The carrier-attached copper foil has a carrier, an intermediate layer and an ultra-thin copper layer in this order, the number of crystal grains per unit cross-sectional area of the ultra-thin copper layer in the through-thickness direction is 0.1 to 5 grains/?m2, and a ten point average roughness Rz of a surface on a side of the ultra-thin copper layer is 0.1 to 2.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Terumasa Moriyama, Tomota Nagaura
  • Patent number: 9982170
    Abstract: An electro-conductive pressure-sensitive adhesive tape comprises a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer containing a resin component and an electro-conductive particle. The electro-conductive particle has at least one peak top existing in a particle size range from about 15 ?m or more to about 50 ?m or less and at least one further peak top existing in a particle size range from about 1 ?m or more to about 12 ?m or less in a particle size distribution curve thereof. The electro-conductive particle is contained in the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in an amount of 40 mass % or more but 80 mass % or less, and has a true density in a level of larger than zero but smaller than 8 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shu Sasaki, Jyunichi Nakayama, Rie Yuto, Yoshio Terada
  • Patent number: 9895716
    Abstract: Matrix composite component repair processes are disclosed. The matrix composite repair process includes applying a repair material to a matrix composite component, securing the repair material to the matrix composite component with an external securing mechanism and curing the repair material to bond the repair material to the matrix composite component during the securing by the external securing mechanism. The matrix composite component is selected from the group consisting of a ceramic matrix composite, a polymer matrix composite, and a metal matrix composite. In another embodiment, the repair process includes applying a partially-cured repair material to a matrix composite component, and curing the repair material to bond the repair material to the matrix composite component, an external securing mechanism securing the repair material throughout a curing period, In another embodiment, the external securing mechanism is consumed or decomposed during the repair process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey Roberts, III, Stanley F. Simpson
  • Patent number: 9453134
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid having a specific weight after curing measured at 25° C. of less than 1.00 g/cm3 including: a) one or more photoinitiators; b) one or more free radical polymerizable monomers or oligomers; and c) hollow particles and/or a free radical crosslinkable polymer selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polypropylene, polybutadiene, polymethylpentene, poly(ethylene-vinylacetate), poly(ethylene-ethyl acrylate) and poly(styrene-butadiene) and copolymers thereof; wherein at least the free radical crosslinkable polymer or at least one of the one or more free radical polymerizable monomers or oligomers includes one or more hydrolyzable groups which upon hydrolyzation form an acid group or salt thereof; and wherein the free radical curable liquid contains no more than 10 wt % of organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Johan Loccufier, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Patent number: 9224589
    Abstract: A method for eliminating contact bridge in a contact hole process is disclosed, wherein a cleaning menu comprising a multi-step adaptive protective thin film deposition process is provided, so that a stack adaptive protective thin film is formed on the sidewall of the chamber of the HDP CVD equipment. The stack adaptive protective thin film has good adhesivity, compactness and uniformity to protect the sidewall of the chamber of the HDP CVD equipment from being damaged by the plasma, and avoid the generation of defect particles, thereby improving the HDP CVD technical yield and eliminating the contact bridge phenomenon in the contact hole process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: The Institute of Microelectronics Chinese Academy of Science
    Inventors: Guilei Wang, Junfeng Li, Chao Zhao
  • Patent number: 9212561
    Abstract: A two-layered NiCoCrAlY layer is provided. The layer includes a bottom and a top layer. Through the use of a two-layered NiCoCrAlY layer, it is possible to reduce the formation of cracks in the thermally grown oxide layer as forms on account of the protective action of the NiCoCrAlY layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Werner Stamm
  • Patent number: 9034456
    Abstract: Medical devices, such as, for example, endoprosthesis, and related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Nielson, Dan VanCamp
  • Patent number: 9028959
    Abstract: A composite member suitable for a heat radiation member of a semiconductor element and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. This composite member is a composite of magnesium or a magnesium alloy and SiC, and it has porosity lower than 3%. This composite member can be manufactured by forming an oxide film on a surface of raw material SiC, arranging coated SiC having the oxide film formed in a cast, and infiltrating this coated SiC aggregate with a molten metal (magnesium or the magnesium alloy). The porosity of the composite member can be lowered by improving wettability between SiC and the molten metal by forming the oxide film. According to this manufacturing method, a composite member having excellent thermal characteristics such as a coefficient of thermal expansion not lower than 4 ppm/K and not higher than 10 ppm/K and thermal conductivity not lower than 180 W/m·K can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., A. L. M. T. Corp.
    Inventors: Isao Iwayama, Yoshihiro Nakai, Taichiro Nishikawa, Yoshiyuki Takaki, Misato Kusakari, Toshiya Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20150111057
    Abstract: Provided is a container-use surface treated steel sheet which is manufactured without using chromium and exhibits excellent working adhesion with a coated organic resin, a method of manufacturing the container-use surface treated steel sheet, an organic resin coated surface treated steel sheet. The container-use surface treated steel sheet is a surface treated steel sheet where nickel plating is applied to at least one-side surface of surfaces of a steel sheet by coating, wherein nickel plating has a fine particle shape formed by fine particles which has particle density of 2 to 500 pieces/?m2 and having an average particle size of 0.05 to 0.7 ?m. The container-use surface treated steel sheet is also characterized in that a coating weight of the nickel plating of the container-use surface treated steel sheet is 0.1 to 12 g/m2, metal tin is contained in coating of the nickel plating, and an amount of metal tin is 0.05 to 0.1 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Taya, Hiroshi Doi, Etsuro Tsutsumi, Kota Sadaki, Masahiro Kai
  • Publication number: 20150044492
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve the laser drilling performance of a copper clad laminate whose black-oxide treated surface is used as a laser drilled surface. To achieve the object, a copper foil provided with a carrier foil comprising a layer structure of the carrier foil/the releasing layer/the bulk copper layer characterized in that metal element-containing particles are disposed between the releasing layer and the bulk copper layer is employed. If the present copper foil provided with a carrier foil is used, a black-oxide treated layer having a color tone excellent in the laser drilling performance can be formed on the surface of the bulk copper layer in the copper clad laminate manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20150030872
    Abstract: A method of surface coating a metallic object, including removing substantially all of the existing silver sulfide tarnish if present, ultrasonically cleaning the object with immersion in a solvent, uniformly dispersing selected nanoparticles over the surface of the object by sonicating the object in an ultrasonic bath containing the selected nanoparticles. The invention further includes quickly rinsing the object with solvent upon removal from the ultrasonic bath to inhibit formation of large agglomerates, drying the object with a flow of gas, optically inspecting the object for the presence of agglomeration and applying a barrier layer conformal coating and a protective layer conformal coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Suneeta S. Neogi, Jayant Neogi
  • Patent number: 8936665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing diamond-metal composites comprising mixing diamond particles with metal-filler particles forming a diamond/metal-filler mixture, forming a green body of the diamond/metal-filler mixture, optionally green machining the green body to a work piece before or after pre-sintering by heating the green body to a temperature ?500° C., infiltrating the green body or the work piece with one or more wetting elements or infiltrating the green body or the work piece with one or more wetting alloys, which infiltration step being carried out under vacuum or in an inert gas atmosphere at a pressure ?200 Bar. The invention relates further to a green body, a diamond metal composite, and use of the diamond metal composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Alfa Laval Corporate AB
    Inventor: Jie Zheng
  • Patent number: 8927111
    Abstract: There are provided a surface coating material for a molten zinc bath member with improved zinc corrosion resistance, a production method thereof, and a molten zinc bath member. The surface coating material comprises WC powder particles and a binder metal. The binder metal comprises Co and a metal element electrochemically nobler than Co and constitutes an alloy structure having a single phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikeda, Katsu Yanagimoto
  • Publication number: 20140342174
    Abstract: A mirror film including a support, a plating undercoat polymer layer containing reduced metal particles, a reflective layer containing silver, and a resin protective layer, in this order. A surface roughness Ra of a surface of the reflective layer containing silver at a resin protective layer side is 20 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jo TOMINAGA, Kazuma TAKENO, Daisuke ARIOKA
  • Publication number: 20140287256
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating compositions, such as primer compositions, suitable for providing corrosion protection to metal substrates, as well as related coated articles and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew S. Scott, Richard F. Syput, Steven R. Zawacky
  • Publication number: 20140234649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a layered composite (10), in particular for connecting electronic components as joining partners, comprising at least one substrate film (11) and a layer assembly (12) applied to the substrate film. The layer assembly comprises at least one sinterable layer (13), which is applied to the substrate film (11) and which contains at least one metal powder, and a solder layer (14) applied to the sinterable layer (13). The invention further relates to a method for forming a layered composite, to a circuit assembly containing a layered composite (10) according to the invention, and to the use of a layered composite (10) in a joining method for electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Kalich, Frank Wetzl, Bernd Hohenberger, Rainer Holz, Christiane Frueh, Andreas Fix, Michael Guyenot, Andrea Feiock, Martin Rittner, Michael Guenther
  • Patent number: 8778498
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a system and method for dense barrier coatings for oxidation protection. In an embodiment of the disclosure, there is provided a dense barrier-coating system for use with a dry polymer-matrix composite (PMC) substrate having a first coefficient of thermal expansion. The system comprises a flexible sublayer free of water, wherein a first surface of the flexible sublayer is bonded to a first surface of the PMC. The system further comprises an oxygen-impervious, dense barrier-coating layer, wherein a first surface of the oxygen-impervious, dense barrier-coating layer is bonded to a second surface of the flexible sublayer, and further wherein the oxygen-impervious, dense barrier-coating layer is selected from the group consisting of metallic materials and ceramic materials each having a respective second coefficient of thermal expansion. The flexibility of the flexible sublayer protects the respective bonds when the first and second coefficients of thermal expansion are unequal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas K. Tsotsis
  • Publication number: 20140127526
    Abstract: A method for applying a corrosion-protective coating to a roller component includes the steps of providing a device for thermal spray coating, providing a stainless steel material, coating at least one part of the surface of the roller component by applying the stainless steel material using the device for thermal spray coating and sealing the applied coating by a polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Etschmaier, Jürgen Angerler, Hasso Jungklaus, Goar Hesselmann
  • Publication number: 20140093743
    Abstract: Provided is a copper-clad laminate obtainable by bonding a copper foil on which roughening treatment including copper-cobalt-nickel alloy plating is performed and a liquid crystal polymer to each other, wherein the copper-clad laminate is free from a roughening particle residue on a surface of the liquid crystal polymer resin after copper foil circuit etching. The copper-clad laminate obtainable by bonding a copper foil and a liquid crystal polymer to each other, wherein the copper foil includes a copper primary particle layer formed on a surface bonded to the liquid crystal polymer and a secondary particle layer formed on the primary particle layer and made from a ternary alloy including copper, cobalt, and nickel; the primary particle layer has an average particle size of 0.25 to 0.45 ?m; and the secondary particle layer has an average particle size of 0.05 to 0.25 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Hideta Arai, Kengo Kaminaga, Atsushi Miki, Ryo Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 8679641
    Abstract: A bearing having improved wear resistance has a bearing material of a copper-tin-bismuth alloy which may also include phosphorus which has excellent strength, due to the solid solution of copper, tin and phosphorus (when used), attached to a steel backing shell. The material also has good lubricity as a result of the presence of the bismuth which also promotes tin mobilization and formation of a layer of tin on the bearing surface upon use of the bearing. The addition of small amounts of relatively small hard particles in the copper-tin-matrix, particularly Fe3P, MoSi2 or a mixture thereof, provides a suitable hard surface artifact to improve the wear resistance of the bearing material. The bearing includes a sintered powder compact bearing material of a copper-tin-bismuth alloy powder and a metal compound powder which is bonded to a steel backing shell, wherein the metal compound powder has an average particle size of less than 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Saxton, James M. Carpenter, Gregory W. Sevenski, Holger Schmitt, Gerd Andler
  • Patent number: 8673455
    Abstract: A coating steel component with a pattern of an iron based matrix with crystalline particles metallurgically bound to the surface of a steel substrate for use as disc cutters or other components with one or more abrading surfaces that can experience significant abrasive wear, high point loads, and large shear stresses during use. The coated component contains a pattern of features in the shape of freckles or stripes that are laser formed and fused to the steel substrate. The features can display an inner core that is harder than the steel substrate but generally softer than the matrix surrounding the core, providing toughness and wear resistance to the features. The features result from processing an amorphous alloy where the resulting matrix can be amorphous, partially devitrified or fully devitrified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Craig A. Blue, Frank Wong, Louis F. Aprigliano, Peter G. Engleman, William H. Peter, Tibor G. Rozgonyi, Levent Ozdemir
  • Publication number: 20140057123
    Abstract: Provided is a copper foil with surface treated layers, wherein a copper foil or a copper alloy foil includes a plurality of surface treated layers configured from a roughened layer formed on the copper foil or the copper alloy foil by roughening treatment, a heat-resistant layer made from a Ni—Co layer formed on the roughened layer, and a weathering layer and a rust-preventive layer which contain Zn, Ni, and Cr and is formed on the heat-resistant layer, and the surface treated layers having a (total Zn)/[(total Zn)+(total Ni)] ratio of 0.13 or more and 0.23 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideta Arai, Atsushi Miki
  • Publication number: 20140014059
    Abstract: A sliding member for which adhesiveness between the surface of a base member and metal coating is enhanced. An undercoat layer having a resin material at the surface thereof is provided, and a solid lubricating portion is formed on the undercoat layer so as to provide a sliding face from at least one kind of material of silver, silver alloy, copper and copper alloy. An intermixture layer in which both the undercoat layer and the solid lubricating portion are intermixed with each other is interposed between the undercoat layer and the solid lubricating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Takada, Yoshitaka Tsujii, Takahisa Tashiro, Mayumi Saruyama, Yuki Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20140017508
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an insulating base plated with a metal layer, a plating method thereof, and a transparent electrode including the insulating base. During the manufacture of a polymer layer, a structure of an interface layer between a surface of the polymer layer and a metal layer is modified, adhesion with metal is excellent and the polishability of the interface layer is reduced, and thus, the reflectivity of the metal layer is reduced and particular color impression of metal is reduced to obtain black-oxide treated properties. When the metal layer formed on the insulating base is used in a mesh-type transparent electrode having a fine pattern, sufficient adhesion with metal for forming a pattern is obtained and the reflectivity of an adhesion layer of the metal layer is reduced, thereby increasing the visibility. Accordingly, the insulating base may be suitable for products such as transparent electrodes or touch panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Jin Lee, Da Mi Shim, Sang Ik Cho, Jung Wook Seo
  • Patent number: 8602131
    Abstract: A block of dense material is made up of hard particles, of the same or different nature, dispersed in a binder phase. The material has a solidus temperature Ts above which the binder phase is liquid. There is deposited on at least a portion of the surface of the block of dense material an active coating composed of a material capable of reacting chemically with the dense material when the assembly is heated to beyond a minimum reaction temperature Tr. The block coated with the active coating is subjected to a heat treatment comprising heating, then maintenance for a time tm at a maintenance temperature Tm greater than or equal to the minimum reaction temperature Tr, followed by cooling to ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Varel International, Ind., L.P.
    Inventors: Christophe Colin, Elodie Sorlier, Alfazazi Dourfaye
  • Patent number: 8590904
    Abstract: A seal comprising a high temperature silicone adhesive sealant layer; a first non-ceramic layer mounted to the silicone adhesive sealant layer; a first expanded metal layer mounted to the first non-ceramic layer; a first silicone cloth layer mounted to the first expanded metal layer; a metal reinforcement layer mounted to the first silicone cloth layer to provide structural integrity without the use of ceramic materials; a second expanded metal layer mounted to the metal reinforcement layer; a second non-ceramic layer mounted to the second expanded metal layer; a turbine mesh layer mounted to the second non-ceramic layer; a second silicone cloth layer mounted to the turbine mesh layer; a sealing castable applied over the second silicone cloth layer to provide a covering; and, a high temperature bonding adhesive disposed between each layer following the first non-ceramic layer to bind the layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Rush Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Jenifer G. Gelorme, Thomas J. Rush
  • Publication number: 20130302632
    Abstract: Nanopatterned surfaces are prepared by a method that includes forming a block copolymer film on a substrate, annealing and surface reconstructing the block copolymer film to create an array of cylindrical voids, depositing a metal on the surface-reconstructed block copolymer film, and heating the metal-coated block copolymer film to redistribute at least some of the metal into the cylindrical voids. When very thin metal layers and low heating temperatures are used, metal nanodots can be formed. When thicker metal layers and higher heating temperatures are used, the resulting metal structure includes nanoring-shaped voids. The nanopatterned surfaces can be transferred to the underlying substrates via etching, or used to prepare nanodot- or nanoring-decorated substrate surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas P. Russell, Soojin Park, Jia-Yu Wang, Bokyung Kim
  • Publication number: 20130295402
    Abstract: Provided is a steel sheet for a formed member having enhanced ductility, a formed member, and a method for manufacturing the formed member, and more particularly, to a steel sheet for making a formed member having high strength and ductility such as an automotive structural member and a reinforcing member, a formed member, and a method for manufacturing the formed member. The steel sheet for a formed member has enhanced ductility, and includes, by weight %, C: 0.1% to 1.0%, Si+Al: 0.4% to 3.0%, Mn: 0.1% to 5.0%, P: 0.0001% to 0.1%, S: 0.0001% to 0.03%, N: 0.03% or less (but not 0%), and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities. The formed member having high strength and ductility that can be used for forming an automotive structural member, a reinforcing member, etc. In addition, the formed member can be used for a heat-treatable impact resistant member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: POSCO
    Inventors: Jin-Keun Oh, Jai-Hyun Kwak, Yeol-Rae Cho, Ki-Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20130263922
    Abstract: Provided is a back sheet for solar cells including a substrate, a fluororesin layer existing on one side of the substrate and a heat-dissipating ink layer existing on the other side of the substrate. Provided also is a method for preparing the same. The back sheet for solar cells may have an excellent heat dissipation property as well as a high durability. Further, the method for preparing the same may allow a cost-efficient production of solar cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Youl Chon Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Chul Jung, Han Joon Kang, Hee Sik Han, Sung Ho Lee, Jin Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20130236734
    Abstract: A metal foil including: a steel layer whose thickness is 10 to 200 ?m; an Al-containing metal layer arranged on the steel layer; and plural granular alloys which exist in an interface between the steel layer and the Al-containing metal layer, wherein, when a cutting-plane line of a surface of the Al-containing metal layer is defined as a contour curve and an approximation straight line of the contour curve is defined as a contour average straight line, a maximum point, whose distance from the contour average straight line is more than 10 ?m, is absent on the contour curve, and wherein, when an equivalent sphere diameter of the granular alloys is x in units of ?m and a thickness of the Al-containing metal layer is T in units of ?m, the granular alloys satisfy x?0.5T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Takayuki Kobayashi, Shinichi Terashima, Masamoto Tanaka, Masami Fujishima, Masao Kurosaki, Jun Maki, Hideaki Suda, Shuji Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 8524375
    Abstract: This invention relates to thermally spray coated work rolls for use in metal or metal alloy, e.g., aluminum alloy, sheet manufacture comprising a cylindrical-like structure having an outer peripheral surface and a thermally sprayed coating on the outer peripheral surface of said cylindrical-like structure, said thermally sprayed coating comprising from about 65 to about 95 weight percent of one or more Group VI metal carbides, and from about 5 to about 35 weight percent of one or more transition metals selected from chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt and nickel. This invention also relates to a process for preparing the work rolls for use in metal or metal alloy, e.g., aluminum alloy, sheet manufacture, a method for manufacturing metal or metal alloy, e.g., aluminum alloy, sheet using the thermally spray coated work rolls, and a thermal spray powder for coating the outer peripheral surface of the work rolls for use in metal or metal alloy, e.g., aluminum alloy, sheet manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Praxair S.T. Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William John Crim Jarosinski
  • Patent number: 8507105
    Abstract: This invention relates to rolls for use in or in contact with molten metal comprising a roll drum having an outer peripheral surface and a thermally sprayed coating on the outer peripheral surface of said roll drum, said thermally sprayed coating comprising from about 66 to about 88 weight percent of tungsten, from about 2.5 to about 6 weight percent of carbon, from about 6 to about 20 weight percent of cobalt, and from about 2 to about 9 weight percent of chromium; a process for preparing the rolls; a method for forming a metal layer on a metal sheet utilizing the rolls, e.g., galvanization; and a thermal spray powder for coating the outer peripheral surface of the rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Praxair S.T. Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: William Jarosinski, John Quets, Daming Wang, Vladimir Belov, Ardy Simon Kleyman
  • Publication number: 20130196170
    Abstract: Metal-clad polymer articles containing structural fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, automotive parts and components exposed to thermal cycling although the CLTE of the metallic layer and the one of the substrate is mismatched. The interface between the metallic layer and the polymer is suitably pretreated to withstand thermal cycling without failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130183539
    Abstract: A bearing article can include a metal substrate having a bronze layer; a PEEK layer; a PTFE composition layer overlying and penetrating the PEEK layer. A method for preparing a bearing article can include providing a metal substrate with a sintered bronze layer, electrostatic spraying a non-fluorinated polymer onto the metal substrate followed by spraying a fluorinated polymer onto the non-fluorinated polymer and heat rolling to form a laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Qiang GUO, Guoliang PAN, Lianxiang WANG, Xiaoye LIU
  • Publication number: 20130143058
    Abstract: Metal-coated polymer articles containing structural substantially porosity-free, fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein on polymer substrates, are disclosed. The substantially porosity-free metallic coatings/layers/patches are applied to polymer or polymer composite substrates to provide, enhance or restore vacuum/pressure integrity and fluid sealing functions. Due to the excellent adhesion between the metallic coating and the polymer article satisfactory thermal cycling performance is achieved. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, aerospace and automotive parts and other components exposed to thermal cycling and stress created by erosion and impact damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Integran Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8449991
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond compacts for use in artificial joints achieve reduced corrosion and improved biocompatibility through the use of solvent metal formulations containing tin and through the control of solvent metal pore size, particularly in inner layers of the compact. Solvent metal formulations containing tin have been discovered which provide sintering ability, part strength, and grind resistance comparable to levels achieved by using CoCrMo solvent metals. It has been discovered that limiting the solvent metal pore size in the diamond layers minimizes or eliminates the occurrence of micro cracks in the solvent metal and significantly reduces the corrosion of the compact as manifested by the release of heavy metal ions from the compact. Polycrystalline diamond compacts which utilize both the solvent metal formulations containing tin and the control of pore sizes achieve significantly reduced corrosion and improved biocompatibility compared to prior art polycrystalline diamond compacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Dimicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton F. Gardinier, Alfred S. Despres, Troy J. Medford, Tim Bunton
  • Patent number: 8349466
    Abstract: Composite materials comprising a hard ceramic phase and an infiltration alloy are disclosed. The hard ceramic phase may comprise a carbide such as tungsten carbide and/or cast carbide. The infiltration alloy is Cu-based and comprises Ni and Sn. The infiltration alloy may further include Nb, and may be substantially free of Mn. The composite material may be heat treated in order to improve its mechanical properties. For example, the composition of the Cu—Ni—Sn infiltration alloy may be selected such that its hardness, wear resistance, toughness and/or transverse rupture strength are improved after the composite material is solutioned and aged at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Arunkumar Shamrao Watwe, Harold E. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20120300371
    Abstract: An electrode foil includes a structure a structure in which metal particles and ceramic particles, which primarily include at least one of valve metal particles having a dielectric constant and ceramic particles, are deposited on a surface of a metal foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiko IMANAKA, Minoru Funahashi, Hidetoshi Ishizuka, Katsuharu Yamada
  • Patent number: 8313817
    Abstract: A foam mount of an aircraft window has a groove to receive an electro chromic window. The foam mount is painted by placing a blank in the groove to divide the foam mount into a first section designated to face the exterior of the aircraft and an opposite second section. The groove and the first section are coated with an electric conductive paint, and the second section is covered with a decorative paint. The conductive coating on the foam mount and the conductive coating of the electrodes of the electro chromic window provide an RF shielding to prevent electronic signals from personal electronic equipment from passing through the cabin and door windows of the aircraft. A mask is also provided to coat one section of the foam mount while covering the other section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc
    Inventors: Mitchell V. Bruce, Brian L. Smith, Thomas R. Scarniac
  • Publication number: 20120111613
    Abstract: A copper foil with a resistance layer is provided, wherein the variation value is small when it is made into a resistance element, the adhesion with the resin substrate to be laminated with is able to be sufficiently maintained, which has an excellent characteristics as a resistance element for a rigid and a flexible substrate. A copper foil with a resistance layer of the present invention comprises a copper foil on one surface of which a metal layer or alloy layer is formed from which a resistance element is to be formed, the surface of the metal layer or alloy layer being subjected to a roughening treatment with nickel particles. A method of production of a copper foil with a resistance layer of the present invention comprises: forming a resistance layer of phosphorus-containing nickel on a matte surface of an electrodeposited copper foil having crystals comprised of columnar crystal grains wherein a foundation of the matte surface is within a range of 2.5 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Oguro, Kouji Kase, Kazuhiro Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8088495
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wiring material for forming wiring on a substrate by causing coalescence of conductive particles through heating, and including a binder layer and a wiring layer. The binder layer contains metal particles and having a binder function to be adhered to the substrate; and the wiring layer contains metal particles and laminated on the binder layer. The metal particles of the binder layer and the metal particles of the wiring layer are in contact with each other. With this arrangement, it is possible to provide a wiring material allowing use of a larger variety of materials, while also ensuring low resistance of wiring and improvement of adhesion between the wiring and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Fujii, Toshio Tahira, Nobukazu Nagae
  • Publication number: 20110274888
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material made up of at least one ceramic layer or at least one ceramic substrate and at least one metallization formed by a metallic layer on a surface side of the at least one ceramic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Xinhe Tang, Helmut Hartl
  • Publication number: 20110262764
    Abstract: Provided is a copper foil for a printed circuit with an electrodeposited ternary-alloy layer composed of copper, cobalt and nickel formed on a surface of the copper foil, wherein the electrodeposited layer comprises dendritic particles grown on the copper foil surface, and the entire surface of the copper foil is covered with particles having an area as seen from above the copper foil surface of 0.1 to 0.5 ?m2 at a density of 1000 particles/10000 ?m2 or less, particles exceeding 0.5 ?m2 at a density of 100 particles/10000 ?m2 or less, and particles less than 0.1 ?m2 as the remainder. Roughening particles formed dendritically in a roughening treatment based on copper-cobalt-nickel alloy plating are inhibited from shedding from the copper foil surface, and the phenomenon known as powder falling and uneven treatment are thereby inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideta Arai, Naoki Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7959830
    Abstract: This invention discloses novel nanocomposite material structures which are strong, highly conductive, and fatigue-resistant. It also discloses novel fabrication techniques to obtain such structures. The new nanocomposite materials comprise a high-conductivity base metal, such as copper, incorporating high-conductivity dispersoid particles that simultaneously minimize field enhancements, maintain good thermal conductivity, and enhance mechanical strength. The use of metal nanoparticles with electrical conductivity comparable to that of the base automatically removes the regions of higher RF field and enhanced current density. Additionally, conductive nanoparticles will reduce the surface's sensitivity to arc or sputtering damage. If the surface is sputtered away to uncover the nanoparticles, their properties will not be dramatically different from the base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Sungho Jin
  • Patent number: 7935419
    Abstract: Colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots comprising an inner core having an average diameter of at least 1.5 nm and an outer shell, where said outer shell comprises multiple monolayers, wherein at least 30% of the quantum dots have an on-time fraction of 0.80 or greater under continuous excitation conditions for a period of time of at least 10 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Hollingsworth, Yongfen Chen, Victor I. Klimov, Han Htoon, Javier Vela
  • Patent number: 7935430
    Abstract: A bonding structure and method of manufacturing the same are provided. The bonding structure of a substrate and a component include an electrode formed of metal powder and a resin component on the substrate. A low melting point solder that bonds the component to the electrode. The metal powder contains at least spherical metal powder and flake metal powder. The low melting point solder is infiltrated from the surface of the electrode into the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Suzuki, Masato Uehara
  • Publication number: 20110008640
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device comprising an aluminum alloy film. In a wiring structure of a thin-film transistor substrate for use in display devices, the aluminum alloy film can realize direct contact between a thin film of an aluminum alloy and a transparent pixel electrode, can simultaneously realize low electric resistance and heat resistance, and can improve resistance to corrosion by an amine-based peeling liquid and an alkaline developing solution used in a thin-film transistor production process. In the display device, an oxide electroconductive film is in direct contact with an Al alloy film and at least a part of the Al alloy component is precipitated on the contact surface of the Al alloy film. The Al alloy film comprises at least one element (element X1) selected from the group consisting of Ni, Ag, Zn, and Co and at least one element (element X2) which, together with the element X1, can form an intermetallic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiroshi Goto, Akira Nanbu, Junichi Nakai, Hiroyuki Okuno, Mototaka Ochi, Aya Miki
  • Publication number: 20110003165
    Abstract: A multilayer coating has a first coating layer deposited on a substrate; a second coating layer deposited on the first coating layer; and a third coating layer deposited on the second coating layer. The first coating layer is substantially a metal, the second coating layer is a mixture of the metal and a polymeric material, and the third coating layer is substantially the polymeric material. The substrate is at least one of iron, iron pipe, steel, copper, nickel, concrete, wood, wood products, fiberglass, ceramic, plastic, and any other metal or non-metal material that can be used as a substrate, and the metal is at least one of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, indium, gallium, tellurium, and alloys thereof, whereby the metal used is anodic to the substrate. The polymeric material is at least one of polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), ethylene methacrylate acid copolymer (EMAA), a thermoplastic material and a thermoset material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: SULZER METCO (US) INC.
    Inventor: James Weber
  • Patent number: 7851067
    Abstract: A coated metal article such as, e.g., a tool, which article comprises a body part comprising a substantially carbon-free precipitation-hardened iron-cobalt-molybdenum/tungsten-nitrogen alloy and carries a coating. The coating has been applied by a PVD method and/or a CVD method and comprises a substantially single-phase crystalline, cubic face-centered structure. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Boehler Edelstahl GmbH
    Inventors: Devrim Caliskanoglu, Christian Mitterer
  • Publication number: 20100304063
    Abstract: Metal-coated polymer articles containing structural substantially porosity-free, fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein on polymer substrates, are disclosed. The substantially porosity-free metallic coatings/layers/patches are applied to polymer or polymer composite substrates to provide, enhance or restore vacuum/pressure integrity and fluid sealing functions. Due to the excellent adhesion between the metallic coating and the polymer article satisfactory thermal cycling performance is achieved. The invention can also be employed as a repair/refurbishment technique. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, aerospace and automotive parts and other components exposed to thermal cycling and stress created by erosion and impact damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan McCrea, Fracisco Gonzalez, Gino Palumbo, Klaus Tomantschger, Rich Emrich, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Mary Pasquantonio, John Kratochwil, Herath Katugaha