Workpiece With Longitudinal Passageway Or Stopweld Material (e.g., For Tubular Stock, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/586)
  • Patent number: 11161590
    Abstract: An exterior panel for hypersonic transport vehicles is formed of a superplastic metal alloy such as titanium for accommodating high thermal stresses of hypersonic flight. The exterior panel, designed as re-usable on such transport vehicles, includes an exterior skin configured for atmospheric exposure, and an interior skin configured for attachment to structural frame members of the transport vehicles. An intermediate skin is situated between a pair of multicellular cores; each multicellular core is sandwiched between the exterior and interior skins, one core being situated between the exterior and intermediate skins, while the other is situated between the intermediate and interior skins. An airflow channel (AFC) extends through at least one of the multicellular cores for cooling of the exterior panel. Each multicellular core is superplastic formed and diffusion bonded to the other, as well as to its respective pair of skins to form an exterior panel having a unified structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Corey Vasel
  • Patent number: 11052445
    Abstract: A method of forming a part includes extruding a billet through a die, forming a round, closed geometry tube from the billet, and hydroforming the round, closed geometry tube. The extrusion die contains an orifice with a central mandrel, a plurality of bridges, and a corresponding plurality of portholes between the bridges. A spacing of the bridges around the mandrel is non-equiangular. As a result, the round, closed geometry tube has non-equiangular welds after emerging from the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Andrey Ilinich, Stephen Kernosky, Mark Salmonowicz, S. George Luckey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10994364
    Abstract: A spot welded joint in which a high CTS is obtained even if including one or more high strength steel sheets and a method of welding of the same, that is, a spot welded joint 1 including a plurality of steel sheets, wherein one or more steel sheets is a tensile strength 750 to 2500 MPa high strength steel sheet and, at a cross-section in the sheet thickness direction of the steel sheets, when defining superposed surfaces of a high strength steel sheet S1 arranged at an outermost side and another steel sheet 1B as the “plane A” and defining a plane passing through a point of one-half of a distance between a nugget end position E of a high strength steel sheet S1 side on the line L1 in the sheet thickness direction and a crossing point O of the plane A and the line L1 and parallel to the plane A as the “plane B”, at a square area SA of sides of 30 ?m centered about a crossing point X of a line L2, which is separated by 250 ?m to the heat affected zone side from a tangent at any position on a nugget end line NEL
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chisato Yoshinaga, Seiji Furusako, Fuminori Watanabe, Yasunobu Miyazaki, Tohru Okada
  • Patent number: 10995398
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment is an uncoated, biodegradable stent. The stent has a filigree structure of magnesium alloy struts. The struts of the supporting structure are arranged to permit a compressed form for introduction into the body and to permit an expanded form at the site of the application within a vessel. The magnesium alloy struts are formed of a corrodible magnesium alloy. The magnesium alloy is formed from high-purity vacuum distilled magnesium containing impurities, which promote electrochemical potential differences and/or the formation of precipitations and/or intermetallic phases. The impurities are such that the struts of the stent have a tensile strength of >275 MPa a yield point of >200 MPa, a yield ratio of <0.8, a difference between tensile strength and yield point of >50 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK AG
    Inventors: Heinz Mueller, Peter Uggowitzer, Joerg Loeffler
  • Patent number: 10821541
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for forming a structure comprising: a) forming a pack from a skin sheet and a core sheet, b) placing the pack in a mould and heating the pack; c) injecting a first gas between the core and skin sheets to urge the skin sheet against the mould; d) injecting a second gas on the side of the core sheet remote from the skin sheet to urge the core sheet against the skin sheet; e) maintaining gas pressure of the second gas thereby diffusion bonding the sheets; and f) injecting a third gas between the skin sheet and the mould, to force the skin sheet against the core sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Paul Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 10718033
    Abstract: A heat-treated steel material is provided having strength of 2.000 GPa or more. The heat-treated steel material includes a chemical composition represented by, in mass %: C: 0.05% to 0.30%; Si: 0.50% to 5.00%; Mn: 2.0% to 10.0%; Cr: 0.01% to 1.00%; Ti: 0.010% to 0.100%; B: 0.0020% to 0.0100%; P: 0.050% or less; S: 0.0500% or less; N: 0.0100% or less; Ni: 0% to 2.0%; each of Cu, Mo, and V: 0% to 1.0%; each of Al and Nb: 0% to 1.00%; and the balance: Fe and impurities. “4612×[C]+51×[Si]+102×[Mn]+605>2000” is satisfied. The heat-treated steel material includes a microstructure in which 90 volume % or more is formed of martensite, and a dislocation density in the martensite is equal to or more than 1.2×1016 m?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tabata, Kazuo Hikida, Nobusato Kojima
  • Patent number: 10532421
    Abstract: A vehicle body assembly is described herein, including a first structural component and a second structural component. The first structural component may be a roof component or a side panel, and include a first part including a first metal and a second part including a second metal different than the first metal. The second part is formed on a peripheral edge portion of the first part and defines a mounting flange for the first structural component. The second part is joined to the first part via an ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) interface. The second structural component is including the second metal and is joined to the second part at the mounting flange via a resistance spot weld (RSW) joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Ryan M. Hahnlen, Marcelo J. Dapino, Leon M. Headings, Mark Bryant Gingerich
  • Patent number: 10196702
    Abstract: An electric resistance welded steel pipe for an oil well includes in terms of mass %: 0.02 to 0.14% of C, 0.05 to 0.50% of Si, 1.0 to 2.1% of Mn, 0.020% or less of P, 0.010% or less of S, 0.010 to 0.100% of Nb, 0.010 to 0.050% of Ti, 0.010 to 0.100% of Al, and 0.0100% or less of N. Contents of Cu, Ni, Cr, Mo, V, and B are 0 to 0.50%, 0 to 1.00%, 0 to 0.50%, 0 to 0.30%, 0 to 0.10%, and 0 to 0.0030%, respectively. Remainder consisting of Fe and unavoidable impurities. In a case that a full thickness specimen is subjected to a pipe axis direction tensile test, a tensile strength is 780 MPa or more, 0.2% proof stress/tensile strength is 0.80 or more, and 2% flow stress/tensile strength is from 0.85 to 0.98.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Fukushi, Hideki Hamatani, Masakazu Ozaki, Yuusuke Ichinose
  • Patent number: 9895732
    Abstract: A raw material of aluminum base alloy is extruded and formed by using a forming pattern comprising an upper pattern having plural through-holes for supplying the raw material into diaphragms of equal angles on the circumference and circular cylindrical protrusions positioned in the center of plural through-holes so as to be surrounded by plural through-holes at the exit side of the through-holes, and a lower pattern positioned in the concave portions commonly penetrating at the exit of the plural through-holes of the upper pattern, having through-holes for inserting the protrusions of circular circumference of the upper pattern by providing a tube forming gap, positioned in the center of concave portions of the concave portions in the circular columnar shape of the upper pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: GOHSYU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshinobu Miyata, Kenji Tasaki, Yoshinori Goho
  • Patent number: 9493860
    Abstract: There is provided a chromium-containing austenitic alloy wherein at least one surface of the surfaces of the alloy has a continuous chromium oxide film with a thickness of 5 nm or more and less than 50 nm. A maximum current density determined by a critical passivation current density method is 0.1 ?A/cm2 or less when the chromium oxide film is continuous. A chemical composition of a base metal preferably consists of, by mass percent, C: 0.15% or less, Si: 1.00% or less, Mn: 2.0% or less, P: 0.030% or less, S: 0.030% or less, Cr: 10.0 to 40.0%, Ni: 8.0 to 80.0%, Ti: 0.5% or less, Cu: 0.6% or less, Al: 0.5% or less, and N: 0.20% or less, the balance being Fe and impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Kanzaki, Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Yasuhiro Masaki, Akihiro Uehira, Osamu Miyahara
  • Patent number: 9234428
    Abstract: Turbine bucket nominal internal core profiles and core insert external profiles are provided. In one embodiment, a turbine bucket includes an airfoil, platform, shank and dovetail. The bucket has a nominal internal core profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth in Table 1 wherein the Z values are non-dimensional values from 0 to 1 convertible to Z distances in inches by multiplying the Z values by a height of the bucket in inches, and wherein X and Y are non-dimensional values which, when connected by smooth continuing arcs, define internal core profile sections at each distance Z along the bucket, the profile sections at the Z distances being joined smoothly with one another to form said bucket internal core profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Randall Richard Good, Bradley Taylor Boyer, Xiaoyong Fu, Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Jacob C. Perry, II
  • Patent number: 9057466
    Abstract: A molding composition which comprises at least 50% by weight of the following constituents: a) from 0 to 99 parts by weight of polyamide, and b) from 1 to 100 parts by weight of polyamide elastomer, selected from the group of polyetheresteramide and polyetheramide, where the total of the parts by weight is 100 and where the molding composition comprises from 0 to 9% by weight of plasticizer, is used for the production of a molding for contact with a supercritical medium, and preferably for the production of an inner thermoplastics layer in a flexible pipe or rigid pipe, in which a supercritical medium is conveyed. Low or zero plasticizer content eliminates any significant occurrence of problems such as increased stiffness and longitudinal shrinkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Dowe, Reinhard Beuth, Franz-Erich Baumann
  • Patent number: 9038969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support arm profile for a support arm system, comprising a receiving space for cables or the like which is open toward the surroundings, wherein a connecting element is molded inside the support arm cross-section and is connected indirectly or directly to two opposite side walls of the profiled support element. In such a support profile, high profile stiffness, which meets all the requirements of a support arm system, can be achieved in that two delimiting elements are connected, spaced apart, to the connecting element, and that the delimiting elements extend from the connecting element at an angle to the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Neuhof, Paul Root
  • Publication number: 20150107322
    Abstract: Provided is a round billet capable of reducing damage on a piercing plug in a method of producing a seamless metal tube with a Mannesmann process. The round billet (5), for use in a seamless metal tube, to be produced into a seamless metal tube with a Mannesmann process includes a body having a hole (6) formed in an axial direction of the body. The hole (6) includes an aperture (6a) opening at least at one end face of the round billet (5), and a tapered portion (61) continued to the aperture (6a) and having a diameter gradually increasing toward the aperture (6a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Masakazu Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20150093590
    Abstract: A structural member having an internal geometry capable of receive an object and substantially seamless outer surfaces, and that is obtainable by a method that includes providing several small plates, welding together the small plates, removing the weld residue, and polishing an outer surface of the structural member to achieve a certain desired visual effect. A middle plate, or several middle plates, may be positioned between a first plate and a second plate. The middle portion occupied by the middle plates includes an opening, cavity, and/or channel. The opening, cavity, and/or channel may receive a cable from an electronic device, or house a component. The plates and the opening, cavity, and/or channels between the plates, generally have a small form factor, and accordingly, require an assembly process to create the opening, cavity, and/or channels rather than using traditional drilling and/or milling techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Theobald, Sarah J. Montplaisir
  • Publication number: 20150050513
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method of manufacturing a near-net shaped hollow shaft useful for high power applications such as gearboxes for wind energy industry. The method involves providing a concast bloom (of a round or rectangular or of any polygonal cross section) or an as-cast round ingot from which a hollow perform is prepared using hollow die punching, followed by process of heat treatment, proof-machining and stress relieving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Babasaheb Neelkanth KALYANI
  • Publication number: 20150037600
    Abstract: A method for producing a punch-riveted connection between a first component and a second component having a flat cross-section, and a composite component that includes the first component and the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bernhard HOFER, Reinhard HÖRMANN
  • Publication number: 20150031515
    Abstract: A cast device useable with an image forming apparatus is provided. The cast device includes at least one tube and a cast body. The cast body includes the at least one tube implanted into the cast body using a combined casting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Avichay Mor-Yosef, Eran Schwimmer, Yaniv Yona
  • Publication number: 20150004428
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having high corrosion resistance is provided, which develops the sacrificial anticorrosion effect in both surfaces of the sheet, which has the brazing function in one of both the surfaces, and which prevents the occurrence of preferential corrosion. A channel forming component for a vehicular heat exchanger is also provided by utilizing the aluminum alloy brazing sheet. An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having high corrosion resistance includes an aluminum alloy core, a filler material clad on one surface of the core, and a sacrificial anode material clad on the other surface of the core, wherein the filler material, the sacrificial anode material, and the core have respective predetermined alloy compositions. A channel forming component for a vehicular heat exchanger is manufactured using the aluminum alloy brazing sheet having high corrosion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sadayuki Kamiya, Shota Terachi, Kenji Negura, Makoto Ando, Atsushi Fukumoto, Yoshiyuki Oya, Akio Niikura
  • Publication number: 20140283467
    Abstract: The present invention provides a panel having a profile. The panel includes a first longitudinal edge including in succession a first longitudinal rib, a flange, and a second longitudinal rib. Each longitudinal rib includes an upper central part and two lateral wings. The panel also includes a central part and a second longitudinal edge including in succession a first lateral portion, a protruding part, and a second lateral portion. The lateral portions have a configuration permitting them to at least partially overlap the upper central parts of the first and second longitudinal ribs. The protruding part is capable of receiving a fastener. The present invention also provides an assembly of panels marginally overlapping, a roofing and a kit for fabrication of roofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ARCELORMITTAL INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO, S.L.
    Inventors: Eric Chabas, David Masure
  • 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: 20140227549
    Abstract: A welded steel pipe with excellent welded heat-affected zone toughness includes a butt weld formed by prior welding either an inner surface or an outer surface with a single layer for each of the inner and outer surfaces, wherein in the metallographic structure of a welded heat-affected zone, the martensite-austenite constituent (MA) area fraction is 4% or less, the average prior-austenite grain size is 400 ?m or less, and the following items are taken into account: the average prior-austenite grain size of a welded heat-affected zone formed by prior welding, the average prior-austenite grain size of a welded heat-affected zone formed by subsequent welding, the bead width determined at a position 5 mm apart from the tip of a weld bead formed by subsequent welding, the fusion line tilt angle of a weld bead of prior welding, and the fusion line tilt angle of a weld bead of subsequent welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Tanizawa, Yoshiaki Ota, Noriaki Uchitomi, Mitsuhiro Okatsu, Kimihiro Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140224928
    Abstract: A cross tube for a helicopter skid landing gear, including a monolithic metallic tube having a central portion extending transversely between two end portions with longitudinal central axes of the central portion and of the end portions being located in a plane, where the central portion has inner and outer heights, the end portions each have inner and outer heights, and the inner and outer heights of one of the central portion and the end portion are respectively greater than the inner and outer heights of the other of the central portion and the end portion. A skid tube with two portions with cross-sections having one or both of different orientations with respect to one another and different dimensions with respect to one another, and a method of forming a structural tube for a helicopter skid landing gear are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE LAVAL, BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Simon BERNIER, Robert Clive FEWS, Michel GUILLOT, Augustin GAKWAYA, Jocelyn BLANCHET, Xavier Jean-Gilles ELIE-DIT-COSAQUE, Julie LEVESQUE, Giuseppe AQUINO
  • Patent number: 8756815
    Abstract: Monolithic metal bodies (e.g., hard aluminum alloys) comprising a continuous microcavity contained within the body are disclosed. The ratio of the cross-sectional area of the metal body to the cross-sectional area of the microcavity may be not greater than 10. The produced metal bodies may be used in structural applications (e.g., aerospace vehicles) to monitor or test the integrity of the metal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Hasso Weiland, Markus Heinimann, Robert C. Pahl, Achim Hofmann, John Liu
  • Publication number: 20140072824
    Abstract: A method allows microalloyed tubular steel to be produced economically, with operational reliability and with high quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd LINZER, Axel RIMNAC
  • Publication number: 20140057122
    Abstract: An alloy for imparting wear- and corrosion-resistance to a metal component wherein the alloy comprises between about 0.12 wt % and about 0.7 wt % C, between about 20 wt % and about 30 wt % Cr, between about 10 wt % and about 15 wt % Mo, between about 1 wt % and about 4 wt % Ni, and balance of Co.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: James B. C. Wu, Volker Hellinger, Matthew X. Yao
  • Publication number: 20140048587
    Abstract: Disclosed is a brazing alloy composition. The composition comprises, by weight, about 94% copper, about 4% zinc, and about 2% iron. Further disclosed is a brazing process utilizing the brazing alloy, a method for the brazing alloy's preparation and a work piece having members joined by the brazing alloy providing stronger bonding as demonstrated by braze joints having increased shear strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Rivest, Robert Biersteker, Joseph Sarazin
  • Publication number: 20130280548
    Abstract: A bent metal member has a body formed from a tubular metal material and has a shape which is bent two-dimensionally or three-dimensionally. The surface of the body has a Zn-based coating which contains an ? phase and which satisfies the following condition: coating weight: at most 90 g/m2 per side, Fe content: 8-35 mass %, and a surface roughness Ra prescribed by WS B 0601: at most 2.0 ?m. The bent metal member can have a closed cross section, an open cross section, or a shaped cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Toyomitsu NAKAMURA, Atsushi Tomizawa, Naoaki Shimada, Nobusato Kojima, Kazuya Ishii, Kazuhito Imai, Tamotsu Toki
  • Publication number: 20130260167
    Abstract: A steel base material 11 is subjected to a quenching step, a machining step, a plating step, and a tempering step to form a rod 4. In the quenching step, two axially spaced portions of the steel base material 11 are quenched to form quenched portions 12 and 13. In the machining step, plastic working or cutting is performed on a portion of the steel base material 11 between the two quenched portions 12 and 13 to form a full-circumferential groove 4C1 in a machined portion 4C. In the plating step, the quenched portion 12 is not plated, but a region of the steel base material 11 including the quenched portion 13 is plated to form a coating layer 16. In the tempering step, the quenched portions 12 and 13 are tempered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi KOBAYASHI, Takeshi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 8535441
    Abstract: A lid for a crystal growth chamber crucible is constructed by forming arcuate sector-shaped portions and coupling them in abutting relationship, for example by welding, to form an annular profile fabricated lid. The arcuate sector-shaped portions may be formed and removed from a lid fabrication blank with less waste than when unitary annular lids are formed and removed from a similarly sized fabrication blank. For example, the sector-shaped portions may be arrayed in an undulating pattern on the fabrication sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Andreaco, Troy Marlar, Brant Quinton
  • Publication number: 20130213533
    Abstract: A 7000-series aluminum alloy hollow extruded material formed by porthole extrusion contains Zn: 3.0 to 8.0 mass %, Mg: 0.4 to 2.0 mass %, Cu: 0.05 to 2.0 mass %, Si: 0.3 mass % or less, Fe: 0.35 mass % or less, and one or more of Mn, Cr, and Zr: 0.10 mass % or less in total, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities. The aluminum alloy hollow extruded material has a recrystallized structure throughout the cross-section. In the case of pipe expansion by electro-magnetic forming, excellent pipe expansion formability is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho ( Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
  • Publication number: 20130058202
    Abstract: A seek-scan probe (SSP) memory involves multiple-wafer bonding needing precision small gaps in between. Solder reflow bonding is typically used to join the wafers due to its reliability and ability to hermetically seal. However, solder reflow bonding may not provide a consistently controllable gap due to flowing solder during the bonding process. Thus, a bond stop technique and process is used to provide accurate cantilever to media gap control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Tsung-Kuan Allen Chou, Nickolai Belov, John Heck
  • Publication number: 20130052474
    Abstract: A Ni-base alloy large-size member comprises a base material having strip-shaped carbide segregation, and a homogeneous modified layer formed on a welding groove surface by treatment using Friction stir processing and solution treatment. In addition, a Ni-base alloy welded structure is manufactured by welding the Ni-base alloy large-size member with other member constituting the Ni-base alloy welded structure, such as a member formed of ferrite steel or another Ni-base alloy large-size member under the condition that weld penetration depth is shallower than the thickness of the modified layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Shinya IMANO, Hironori Kamoshida, Satoshi Hirano, Park Seunghwan, Takehiko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130025559
    Abstract: Devices for sealing the gap between a bore pin and an insert (e.g., sleeve) during the casting of, for example, internal combustion engine cylinder blocks. Such devices incorporate a sealing ring set that may be set into a recessed channel about a circumference of the bore pin. Radial force on the ring provides a seal between the bore pin and the sleeve that prevents flash from entering gaps therebetween. The ring may take on any of a number of different configurations and the outward force may be generated in various ways—including from the tension of the ring itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Matthew Pettus
  • Publication number: 20130009390
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a half-cradle for use in a vehicle frame, comprising a cast end member formed from a first material and first and second tubular cross-member stubs extending from the cast end member. The first and second tubular cross-member stubs are made from a second material. Each of the stubs has an end buried in the cast end member, wherein the buried end is uncapped. Each of the tubular cross-member stubs has an interior that is configured to sealingly receive a core for use in preventing the filling of the stub with molten first material during casting of the cast end member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Pascal P. Charest, Eric deNijs
  • Publication number: 20120328897
    Abstract: A high-strength stainless steel for oil well having corrosion resistance excellent in a high-temperature environment, having excellent SSC resistance at normal temperature, and having better workability than 13% Cr steels has a chemical composition containing, by mass percent, C: at most 0.05%, Si: at most 1.0%, Mn: at most 0.3%, P: at most 0.05%, S: less than 0.002%, Cr: over 16% and at most 18%, Mo: 1.5 to 3.0%, Cu: 1.0 to 3.5%, Ni: 3.5 to 6.5%, Al: 0.001 to 0.1%, N: at most 0.025%, and O: at most 0.01%, the balance being Fe and impurities, a microstructure containing a martensite phase, 10 to 48.5%, by volume ratio, of a ferrite phase and at most 10%, by volume ratio, of a retained austenite phase, yield strength of at least 758 MPa and uniform elongation of at least 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taro OHE, Hisashi Amaya, Hideki Takabe, Kunio Kondo, Yohei Otome
  • Patent number: 8298682
    Abstract: Monolithic metal bodies (e.g., hard aluminum alloys) comprising a continuous microcavity contained within the body are disclosed. The ratio of the cross-sectional area of the metal body to the cross-sectional area of the microcavity may be not greater than 10. The produced metal bodies may be used in structural applications (e.g., aerospace vehicles) to monitor or test the integrity of the metal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Hasso Weiland, Markus Heinimann, Robert C. Pahl, Achim Hofmann, John Liu
  • Publication number: 20120263967
    Abstract: A blank tube for cold drawing is used for the production of a longer-length, small-diameter tube such as a heat-transfer tube for steam generation in nuclear power facilities, wherein the blank tube will not cause scoring and chattering vibration in a drawing process. The blank tube is used to produce a cold drawn tube through cold drawing of the blank tube. The average surface roughness Ra (ANSI B46.1) of the inner surface of blank tube before drawing satisfies the condition: 0.10 ?m?Ra?1.00 ?m in the case of a blank tube for cold drawing for use in an oil-lubricated drawing. In particular, the surface roughness Ra satisfies the condition: 0.10 ?m?Ra?0.50 ?m in the case of a blank tube for use in a high-pressure lubrication drawing and made of an austenitic alloy for use in a heat-transfer tube for a steam generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Toyoda, Keishi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120251836
    Abstract: We describe a lattice part made of metal and a method for producing a lattice part made of metal or a metal alloy. The lattice has a thickness of less than 1 mm at a size of the gaps of less than 50 mm2. The lattice (5) comprises a connection made of knots, and perpendicular to the lattice surface has lattice bars and lattice knots of the same thickness. A method for the production of a lattice part made of metal, particularly made of light alloy, is characterized by a primary shaping process according to DIN 8580, wherein a mold is formed in the first step, a primary material is introduced in the mold cavity in the second step, the part is removed from the mold in the third step, and the finishing of the metallic lattice part is carried out in the fourth step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Rudolf Zauner, Franz Riemelmoser, Manfred Bammer
  • Publication number: 20120244372
    Abstract: In a method for producing hot-rolled sections of steel with a rectangular or square cross-section, a substantially round pipe blank produced seamlessly by hot rolling or cold finished and welded and having a defined nominal outside diameter is initially produced and then formed at a forming temperature into a hollow section having the required cross-section, with visible edges C1 and C2 of the hollow section having a value ?1.5×t (t=wall thickness). The pipe blank has a nominal outer diameter determined from a reduction ratio of the pipe blank to be achieved and the hollow section dimensions to be achieved, wherein the reduction ration lies within a range of ?2% to ?13% and is determined according to the following formula: Reduction ratio R[%]=[(2×(H+B))??×D]×100%/[2×(H+B)].
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: V & M Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Burkhard Helten, Thomas Müller, Nicolas Trapp, Norbert Arzt, Thorsten Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8273117
    Abstract: Metallic stents which have a randomly oriented microstructure, and possess quasi-isotropic mechanical and physical properties are disclosed. The novel stents can be “tailor-made” to mimic the geometry of the blood vessel(s) at the deployment site and can be designed to treat coronary artery disease at the point where blood vessels branch. The metallic materials of choice are ductile, corrosion resistant and exhibit little crystallographic texture. The novel stents can be produced from a metallic precursor which is quasi-isotropic and exhibits little texture by processing means, such as machining, which do not reintroduce texture. Alternatively, quasi-isotropic and low texture stents are achieved by suitable post-processing of conventionally fabricated stent materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Integran Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Peter Keng-Yu Lin, Klaus Tomantschger, Fred Smith
  • Patent number: 8206837
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an interventional medical device includes a first wire disposed at a distal end and made of an alloy containing Ti and a transition metal other than Ti and Cr, and a second wire disposed at a proximal end of the first wire and made of an alloy containing Cr and a transition metal other than Cr and Ti. The device may include the first wire and the second wire being brazed to each other by a brazing material. The brazing material contains a metal whose ionization tendency is more basic than Ti and Cr. The brazing material is preferably an Ag—Mg alloy or an Ni—Mg alloy, and preferably has a composition near the eutectic point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuro Mishima
  • Patent number: 8202646
    Abstract: A battery case is made by cutting from a blank case of a bottomed cylindrical battery case having an unwanted portion at an opening portion the unwanted portion from the case wall in the circumferential direction by a blade. The cutting of the case wall is performed so as to render a cutting-end portion higher than a cutting-start portion. Thus, re-cutting of the cutting-start portion by the blade after it has already completed one rotation can be avoided. As a result, the generation of thread-like chips from re-cutting of the cut surface can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiki Ishikawa, Yoshio Goda, Tadahiro Tokumoto, Masaji Moriwaki, Seiichi Kato
  • Patent number: 8187725
    Abstract: A nickel, chromium, iron alloy and method for use in producing weld deposits and weldments formed therefrom. The alloy comprises, in weight percent, about 28.5 to 31.0% chromium; about 0 to 16% iron; less than about 1.0% manganese; about 2.1 to 4.0% niobium plus tantalum; 1.0 to 6.5% molybdenum; less than 0.50% silicon; 0.01 to 0.35% titanium; 0 to 0.25% aluminum; less than 1.0% copper; less than 1.0% tungsten; less than 0.5% cobalt; less than about 0.10% zirconium; less than about 0.01% sulfur; less than 0.01% boron; less than 0.03% carbon; less than about 0.02% phosphorous; 0.002 to 0.015% magnesium plus calcium; and balance nickel and incidental impurities. The method includes the steps of forming a welding electrode from the above alloy composition and melting the electrode to form a weld deposit. A preferred weldment may be in the form of a tubesheet of a nuclear reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: Huntington Alloys Corporation, Areva NP Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel D. Kiser, Brian A. Baker, David E. Waskey
  • Publication number: 20120128997
    Abstract: A coil material capable of contributing to an improvement of the productivity of a high-strength magnesium alloy sheet and a method for manufacturing the coil material are provided. Regarding the method for manufacturing a coil material through coiling of a sheet material formed from a metal into the shape of a cylinder, so as to produce the coil material, the sheet material is a cast material of a magnesium alloy discharged from a continuous casting machine and the thickness t (mm) thereof is 7 mm or less. The sheet material 1 is coiled with a coiler while the temperature T (° C.) of the sheet material 1 just before coiling is controlled to be a temperature at which the surface strain ((t/R)×100) represented by the thickness t and the bending radius R (mm) of the sheet material 1 becomes less than or equal to the elongation at room temperature of the sheet material 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electries Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatada Numano, Michimasa Miyanaga, Takeshi Uchihara, Yukihiro Oishi, Nozomu Kawabe
  • Publication number: 20120121923
    Abstract: Fine-grained (average grain size 1 nm to 1,000 nm) metallic coatings optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein. The fine-grained metallic materials are significantly harder and stronger than conventional coatings of the same chemical composition due to Hall-Petch strengthening and have low linear coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs). The CTE of the fine-grained metallic coating is matched to the one of the substrate by adjusting the composition of the alloy and/or by varying the chemistry and volume fraction of particulates embedded in the coating. The fine-grained metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, automotive parts and components exposed to thermal cycling. The low CTEs and the ability to match the CTEs of the fine-grained metallic coatings with the CTEs of the substrate minimize dimensional changes during thermal cycling and prevent premature failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Jonathan McCrea, Klaus Tomantschger, Iain Brooks, Daehyun Jeong, Dave Limoges, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Uwe Erb
  • Publication number: 20120070682
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hollow seamless pipe for high-strength springs, in which the occurrence of decarburization in an inner peripheral surface and outer peripheral surface is reduced as much as possible, surface layer parts can be sufficiently hardened in the outer peripheral surface and the inner peripheral surface in a quenching step at the time of spring production, and sufficient fatigue strength can be secured in springs to be formed. The present invention relates to a hollow seamless pipe for a high-strength spring, which is composed of a steel material comprising 0.2 to 0.7 mass % of C, 0.5 to 3 mass % of Si, 0.1 to 2 mass % of Mn, more than 0 mass % and 0.1 mass % or less of Al, more than 0 mass % and 0.02 mass % or less of P, more than 0 mass % and 0.02 mass % or less of S, and more than 0 mass % and 0.02 mass % or less of N, wherein the C content in an inner peripheral surface and outer peripheral surface of the hollow seamless pipe is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), NHK SPRING CO., LTD., SHINKO METAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hatano, Kotaro Toyotake
  • Publication number: 20120058359
    Abstract: A method is taught for creating a hollow sphere that is created by joining two cylinders together that have a semispherical hollow formed in the ends being joined together, wherein a metallic reinforcing disk is inserted at an interface between the two ends of the cylinders, wherein the two cylinders and reinforcing disk are joined using friction stir welding to create an inner sphere from the two hemispherical hollows that is bisected by the metallic reinforcing disk, and wherein the joined cylinders and reinforcing disk are machined to thereby create an outer spherical surface that is centered around the inner sphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Russell Kingston, Murray Mahoney, Russell J. Steel, Scott M. Packer
  • Publication number: 20120052318
    Abstract: A structure includes a nanophase titanium node and a plurality of nanophase aluminum struts. Each of the plurality of nanophase aluminum struts is bonded to the nanophase titanium node at a weld joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel P. Cap, Arunabh Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 8110292
    Abstract: The present invention provides high strength steel plate with excellent low temperature toughness, high strength steel pipe using this as a base metal, and methods of production of the same. The steel plate of the present invention contains Mo: 0.05 to 1.00% and B: 0.0003 to 0.0100%, has a Ceq of 0.30 to 0.53, has a Pcm of 0.10 to 0.20, and has a metal structure which has an area percentage of polygonal ferrite of 20 to 90% and has a balance of a hard phase comprised of one or both of bainite and martensite. To obtain this steel plate, strain-introducing rolling is performed with a start temperature of not more than Ar3+60° C., an end temperature of Ar3 or more, and a reduction ratio of 1.5 or more, then the plate is air-cooled and then acceleratedly cooled from Ar3?100° C. to Ar3?10° C. in temperature by 10° C./s or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Taishi Fujishiro, Shinya Sakamoto, Takuya Hara, Hitoshi Asahi