Oxide-containing Component Patents (Class 428/632)
  • Patent number: 10422049
    Abstract: A method for producing a steel substrate coated with a chromium metal-chromium oxide (Cr—CrOx) coating layer in a continuous high speed plating line, operating at a line speed (v1) of at least 100 m·min?1, wherein one or both sides of the electrically conductive substrate in the form of a strip, moving through the line, is coated with a chromium metal-chromium oxide (Cr—CrOx) coating layer from a single electrolyte by using a plating process. A coated steel substrate and a packaging made thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN B.V.
    Inventors: Jacques Hubert Olga Joseph Wijenberg, Jeroen Martijn Link
  • Patent number: 10337115
    Abstract: Surface treated copper foils for use in high speed circuits on the order of 100 MHz or greater contain a reverse treated layer of copper nodules on the drum side of the electrolytically deposited copper foil to form a lamination side to be laminated to a dielectric material to form a copper clad laminate. Methods of forming the surface treated copper foil, and printed circuit boards (PCB) from the copper clad laminates are also described. The surface treated copper foils, copper clad laminates and PCBs can be incorporated into various electronic devices in which high speed signals are employed, including personal computers, mobile communications, including cellular telephones and wearables, self-driving vehicles, including cars and trucks, and aviation devices, including manned and unmanned vehicles, including airplanes, drones, missiles and space equipment including satellites, spacecraft, space stations and extra-terrestrial habitats and vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Sheng Lai, Kuei-Sen Cheng, Jui-Chang Chou
  • Patent number: 10308996
    Abstract: Disclosed is a steel composition for hot stamping that comprises carbon (C) in an amount of about 0.22 to about 0.25 wt %, silicon (Si) in an amount of about 0.2 to about 0.3 wt %, manganese (Mn) in an amount of about 1.2 to about 1.4 wt %, titanium (Ti) in an amount of about 0.02 to about 0.05 wt %, chromium (Cr) in an amount of about 0.11 to about 0.2 wt %, boron (B) in an amount of about 0.005 to about 0.01 wt %, zinc (Zr) in an amount of about 0.005 to about 0.02 wt %, niobium (Nb) in an amount of about 0.01 to about 0.05 wt %, tungsten (W) in an amount of about 0.1 to about 0.5 wt %, iron (Fe) constituting the remaining balance of the steel composition, all the wt % based on the total amount of the steel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Moon Ki Bae, Seung Hyun Hong, Sung Chul Cha
  • Patent number: 10292265
    Abstract: The substrate for a printed circuit board according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a base film having insulating properties, and a metal layer stacked on at least one surface of the base film, in which the base film includes a portion where a transition metal in group 10 of the periodic table is present. The transition metal in group 10 is preferably nickel or palladium. The portion where the transition metal in group 10 is present preferably includes a region having an average thickness of 500 nm and extending from an interface with the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasuga, Yoshio Oka, Shigeaki Uemura, Shigeyoshi Nakayama, Jinjoo Park, Sumito Uehara, Hiroshi Ueda, Kousuke Miura
  • Patent number: 10100651
    Abstract: A coated high-temperature component including a cobalt coating that has a higher carbon content is provided. A layer composed of a cobalt-based alloy is applied which is known as or is similar to substrate material, to the region of the component which is subject to the wear, wherein the component preferably comprises a nickel-based alloy as substrate material, the carbon content of which is lower than that of the cobalt-based alloy. At the high operating temperatures, carbon diffuses from the coating into the base material; this is normally undesirable, but here leads to a higher carbide proportion in the substrate and therefore to a higher hardness and therefore to an increased wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Bernd Burbaum, Britta Laux
  • Patent number: 10094498
    Abstract: An assembly including a ceramic body. The assembly comprises a tungsten coupling attached to the ceramic body with a first joint that forms a first helium tight seal between the ceramic body and the tungsten coupling and where the first helium tight seal maintains its integrity at a temperature over 400° C. The assembly includes a metal body attached to the tungsten coupling with a second joint that forms a second helium tight seal between the metal body and the tungsten coupling and where the second helium tight seal maintains its integrity at a temperature over 400° C. A method. A mixture. A coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Frederick M. Mako, Jr., Edward Jeffrey Cruz, Frederick M. Mako
  • Patent number: 10074794
    Abstract: A multilayer component includes a main body and an external contact. The external contact has a connection element and a contact layer. The contact layer electrically conductively connects the main body to the connection element. A connection between the main body and the connection element is produced by sintering of the contact layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Martin Galler, Marion Ottlinger
  • Patent number: 9997394
    Abstract: A method of transferring a thin layer from a first substrate to a second substrate with different coefficients of thermal expansion, including: providing at least one intermediate layer which temperature is increased by induction when an electromagnetic field is applied to it, more than a temperature increase in the first and second substrates; making contact between the first substrate and the second substrate, with the at least one intermediate layer interposed between them; fracturing the first substrate at a weakened zone making use of supply of thermal energy at the weakened zone made by applying an electromagnetic field to a heterostructure formed by making contact between the first substrate and the second substrate, the application generating local induction heating in the intermediate layer that induces a temperature gradient with a local value at the weakened zone activating the fracture mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Thomas Signamarcheix, Emmanuel Augendre, Lamine Benaissa
  • Patent number: 9959955
    Abstract: A superconducting cable includes a core part, in which the core part includes a former including a plurality of copper wires, a superconducting conductor layer including a plurality of superconducting wires connected in parallel to each other, an insulating layer, and a superconducting shield layer including a plurality of superconducting wires are sequentially arranged. A conducting layer formed of a metal having a current-carrying property at room temperature is provided on opposite surfaces of each of the superconducting wires of the superconducting conductor layer to reinforce mechanical rigidity of each of superconducting wires of the superconducting conductor layer, and the former has a cross-sectional area which is smaller than that of a former of a superconducting cable in which the conducting layer is not added to superconducting wires and which is designed on an assumption that all fault current flows to the former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LS CABLE & SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Bae Na, Young-Woong Kim, Chang-Youl Choi, Heo-Gyung Sung, Seok-Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 9839907
    Abstract: A method for producing a catalyst using an additive layer method includes: (i) forming a layer of a powdered catalyst or catalyst support material, (ii) binding or fusing the powder in said layer according to a predetermined pattern, (iii) repeating (i) and (ii) layer upon layer to form a shaped unit, and (iv) optionally applying a catalytic material to said shaped unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventor: Duncan Roy Coupland
  • Patent number: 9683448
    Abstract: A ceramic composition of matter includes a solvent material and a solute material. The solvent material comprises zirconia or hafnia, or a mixture thereof, which is stabilized with a stabilizing oxide. The solute material comprises a metal oxide of the formula, XaOb, where X is a metallic element, O is oxygen, and “a” and “b” are stoichiometric coefficients. The difference in density between the solvent material and the solute material is less than about 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir K. Tolpygo, Wil Baker
  • Patent number: 9592533
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for tin coating a metallic substrate, and a process for hardening a tin layer and wire having a tin coating The invention relates in particular to a process for tin coating a wire. In the process, firstly a tin layer is applied, and a metal layer made of a metal different to tin is applied thereto. Then, the layers are subjected to a diffusion annealing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Feindrahtwerk Adolf Edelhoff GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingo Jolk, Mathias Fiolka, Gerhard Buerstner, Joerg Liedemann
  • Patent number: 9435047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for corrosion protection of an iron-containing substrate wherein a first zinc-nickel alloy layer, a second zinc-nickel alloy layer and a black passivate layer are deposited onto the substrate. The nickel concentration in the second zinc-nickel alloy layer is higher than the nickel concentration in the first zinc-nickel alloy layer. The substrate surface obtained is homogenously black with an appealing decorative appearance and both resistance against white rust and red rust are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Dingwerth, Mike Krüger
  • Patent number: 9421574
    Abstract: A process for forming a fluorocarbon polymer film on a substrate is disclosed. A self-assembled monolayer (SAM) containing an initiator for living polymerization such as controlled radical polymerization is formed on the surface of the substrate followed by living polymerization such as controlled radical polymerization of a polymerizable fluorocarbon monomer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Aculon, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric L. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9249514
    Abstract: An article and method of forming the article are disclosed. The article includes a substrate, an overlay bond coat deposited over the substrate and a topcoat deposited over the bond coat. The bond coat of the article includes a plasma affected region proximate to an interface between the bond coat and the topcoat, and the plasma affected region includes an elongated intergranular phase. The method of depositing includes adjusting the plasma spray conditions so as to form the plasma affected region proximate to an interface between the bond coat and the topcoat, and elongated intergranular phases in the plasma affected regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shankar Sivaramakrishnan, James Anthony Ruud, Curtis Alan Johnson, Larry Steven Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 9194242
    Abstract: An article may include a superalloy substrate and a calcia-magnesia-alumina-silicate (CMAS)-resistant thermal barrier coating (TBC) layer overlying the superalloy substrate. In some embodiments, the CMAS-resistant TBC layer includes between about 50 wt. % and about 90 wt. % of a TBC composition and between about 10 wt. % and about 50 wt. % of a CMAS-resistant composition. In some examples, the TBC composition includes at least one of yttria-stabilized zirconia, yttria-stabilized hafnia, zirconia stabilized with at least three rare earth oxides, or hafnia stabilized with at least three rare earth oxides. In some examples, the CMAS-resistant composition includes alumina, silica, and an oxide of at least one of Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Yb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Tb, or Lu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Kang N. Lee
  • Patent number: 9177690
    Abstract: An insulating film-coated metal foil having on one or both surfaces thereof an organic-inorganic hybrid layer containing dimethylsiloxane and a metalloxane comprising a metal other than Si. Relative to the concentration [Si]1/4t of the Si at a depth of ¼t from the surface of the organic-inorganic hybrid layer in the thickness direction of the hybrid layer, the concentration [Si]3/4t of the Si at a depth of ¾t from the surface of the organic-inorganic hybrid layer in the thickness direction of the hybrid layer satisfies [Si]1/4t<[Si]3/4t, and ([Si]3/4t?[Si]1/4t)/[Si]3/4t is 0.02-0.23. Provided is a metal foil that can be used in solar cell substrates, flexible circuit substrates, etc., that exhibits surface flatness, pliability, insulating properties and thermal resistance properties, and that has a layer having a surface which is not susceptible to scratching by processes in which substrates are handled, such as conveyance and transshipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyoshi Ogura, Noriko Yamada, Yuji Kubo, Sawako Ito
  • Patent number: 9119302
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board includes a base film formed by a metallic material, a first protective film formed on a first surface of the base film, and a circuit pattern adhered to the first protective film through an adhesive film. Projections and recesses for heat release are formed on a second surface that is a surface on the opposite side of the first surface of the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: CANON COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hattori, Shozo Asai
  • Patent number: 9072182
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board includes a base film formed by a metallic material, a first protective film formed on a first surface of the base film, and a circuit pattern adhered to the first protective film through an adhesive film. Projections and recesses for heat release are formed on a second surface that is a surface on the opposite side of the first surface of the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: CANON COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hattori, Shozo Asai
  • Patent number: 9040166
    Abstract: A hot-pressed member includes a steel sheet, a Ni-diffusion region present in a surface layer of the steel sheet, and an intermetallic compound layer and a ZnO layer which are provided in order on the Ni-diffusion region, the intermetallic compound layer corresponding to a ? phase present in a phase equilibrium diagram of a Zn—Ni alloy, wherein a spontaneous immersion potential indicated in a 0.5 M NaCl aqueous air-saturated solution at 25° C.±5° C. is ?600 to ?360 mV based on a standard hydrogen electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakamaru, Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroyuki Masuoka, Shinji Ootsuka
  • Publication number: 20150140353
    Abstract: An article and method of forming the article are disclosed. The article includes a substrate, an overlay bond coat deposited over the substrate and a topcoat deposited over the bond coat. The bond coat of the article includes a plasma affected region proximate to an interface between the bond coat and the topcoat, and the plasma affected region includes an elongated intergranular phase. The method of depositing includes adjusting the plasma spray conditions so as to form the plasma affected region proximate to an interface between the bond coat and the topcoat, and elongated intergranular phases in the plasma affected regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Shankar Sivaramakrishnan, James Anthony Ruud, Curtis Alan Johnson, Larry Steven Rosenzweig
  • Publication number: 20150132596
    Abstract: Provided are a heat-absorbing material having high heat resistance and high wavelength selectivity, and a process for producing the same. The heat-absorbing material includes: a heat-resistant metal having the substantially same periodic structure in the light incidence plane as the wavelength of sunlight having a specific wavelength in the wavelength regions of visible light and near-infrared rays; and a cermet formed on the light incidence plane of the heat-resistant metal. Thus, there can be achieved desirable absorption and radiation characteristics being such that absorption is performed in the visible light region meanwhile reflection is performed in the infrared region. Furthermore, the cermet does not need complicated film-formation control, and therefore, the high heat resistance can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Takatoshi Yamada, Akio Takada, Hiroo Yugami, Fumitada Iguchi, Makoto Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9023488
    Abstract: In order to provide a steel sheet for hot pressing from which a hot-pressed part excellent in perforation corrosion resistance is obtainable and a method of manufacturing a hot-pressed part using the steel sheet for hot pressing, provided is a steel sheet for hot pressing having, sequentially on a surface of a base steel sheet: a plating layer I containing 60% by mass or more of Ni and the remainder consisting of Zn and inevitable impurities, a coating mass thereof being 0.01 to 5 g/m2; and a plating layer II containing 10 to 25% by mass of Ni and the remainder consisting of Zn and inevitable impurities, a coating mass thereof being 10 to 90 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroki Nakamaru
  • Publication number: 20150111063
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to an article that includes a base substrate, an intermediate layer including at least one element or compound selected from titanium, chromium, indium, zirconium, tungsten, and titanium nitride on the base substrate, and a hydrophobic coating on the base substrate, wherein the hydrophobic coating includes a rare earth element material (e.g., a rare earth oxide, a rare earth carbide, a rare earth nitride, a rare earth fluoride, and/or a rare earth boride). An exposed surface of the hydrophobic coating has a dynamic contact angle with water of at least about 90 degrees. A method of manufacturing the article includes providing the base substrate and forming an intermediate layer coating on the base substrate (e.g., through sintering or sputtering) and then forming a hydrophobic coating on the intermediate layer (e.g., through sintering or sputtering).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sami Khan, Gisele Azimi, Adam T. Paxson, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 9012030
    Abstract: A substrate processing chamber component comprising a chamber component structure having an yttrium-aluminum coating. The yttrium-aluminum coating comprises a compositional gradient through a thickness of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Nianci Han, Li Xu, Hong Shih
  • Patent number: 9012032
    Abstract: One or more embodiments relates to an MCrAlY bond coat comprising an MCrAlY layer in contact with a Y—Al2O3 layer. The MCrAlY layer is comprised of a ?-M solid solution, a ?-MAl intermetallic phase, and Y-type intermetallics. The Y—Al2O3 layer is comprised of Yttrium atoms coordinated with oxygen atoms comprising the Al2O3 lattice. Both the MCrAlY layer and the Y—Al2O3 layer have a substantial absence of Y—Al oxides, providing advantage in the maintainability of the Yttrium reservoir within the MCrAlY bulk. The MCrAlY bond coat may be fabricated through application of a Y2O3 paste to an MCrAlY material, followed by heating in a non-oxidizing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Paul D. Jablonski, Jeffrey A. Hawk
  • Patent number: 8993118
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a steel sheet for a container excellent in corrosion resistance, adhesion, and weldability is provided, which includes a steel sheet; a Ni plating layer which is formed on a surface of the steel sheet in an amount of plating deposition containing a Ni amount of 0.3 to 3 g/m2 and contains Co in the range of 0.1 to 100 ppm; and a chromate coating layer which is formed on a surface of the Ni plating layer in an amount of coating deposition containing a converted Cr amount of 1 to 40 mg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8993117
    Abstract: Phosphorus-based coatings having a plurality of phosphate moieties, a plurality of phosphonate moieties, or both, covalently bonded to an oxide surface of an implantable substrate exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics: (a) the surface phosphorus-containing group density of the coated regions of the substrate is at least about 0.1 nmol/cm2; (b) the phosphorus-based coating has a thickness of less than about 10 nm; or (c) the surface phosphorus-containing group density of the coated regions of the substrate is equal to or greater than the surface hydroxyl group density of the oxide surface of the substrate. Implantable devices embodying the coated substrates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schwartz, Ellen S. Gawalt, Michael J. Avaltroni
  • Patent number: 8986849
    Abstract: A hot stamped high strength part which is excellent in post painting anticorrosion property, which hot stamped high strength part has an alloy plating layer including an Al—Fe intermetallic compound phase on the surface of the steel sheet. The alloy plating layer is comprised from phases of a plurality of intermetallic compounds, a mean linear intercept length of crystal grains of a phase containing Al: 40 to 65 mass % among the phases of the plurality of intermetallic compounds is 3 to 20 ?m, an average value of thickness of the Al—Fe alloy plating layer is 10 to 50 ?m, and a ratio of the average value of thickness to the standard deviation of thickness of the Al—Fe alloy plating layer satisfies the following relationship: 0<standard deviation of thickness/average value of thickness?0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Maki, Kazuhisa Kusumi, Masayuki Abe, Masao Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 8980414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrier-attached copper foil, wherein an ultrathin copper foil is not peeled from the carrier prior to the lamination to an insulating substrate, but can be peeled from the carrier after the lamination to the insulating substrate. A carrier-attached copper foil comprising a copper foil carrier, an intermediate layer laminated on the copper foil carrier, and an ultrathin copper layer laminated on the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate foil is configured with a Ni layer in contact with an interface of the copper foil carrier and a Cr layer in contact with an interface of the ultrathin copper layer, said Ni layer containing 1,000-40,000 ?g/dm2 of Ni and said Cr layer containing 10-100 ?g/dm2 of Cr is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Tomota Nagaura, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150072166
    Abstract: A black-plated steel sheet has a Zn-plating layer containing molten Al and Mg, containing Al in the amount of 1.0-22.0 mass %, containing Mg in the amount of 1.3-10.0 mass %, and having a Zn black oxide distributed in a lamella pattern in the plating layer. The Zn black oxide is a Zn oxide derived from a Zn2Mg phase. The brightness of the surface of the Zn-plating layer containing the molten Al and Mg has an L* value of 60 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nakano, Masaya Yamamoto, Hirofumi Taketsu
  • Publication number: 20150064494
    Abstract: This relates to a coated substrate for packaging applications including a recrystallisation annealed single reduced steel substrate or a double reduced steel substrate subjected to recrystallisation annealing between the first and second cold rolling treatment, wherein one or both sides of the substrate is coated with an iron-tin alloy layer which contains at least 80 weight percent (wt. %) of FeSn (50 at. % iron and 50 at. % tin) and wherein the iron-tin alloy layer or layers are provided with a chromium metal-chromium oxide coating layer produced by a trivalent chromium electroplating process, and wherein the thickness of the chromium metal-chromium oxide coating layer corresponds to at least 20 mg Cr/m2 and a process for producing the coated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jacques Hubert Olga Joseph Wijenberg, Ilja Portegies Zwart
  • Publication number: 20150064495
    Abstract: A steel sheet used to manufacture a container, wherein the steel sheet includes a chromate film layer or a film layer including Zr on the Ni plating layer, the Ni plating layer includes one or more of a hydroxyl Ni and a Ni oxide, an adhesion amount of the Ni plating layer in terms of an amount of Ni is 0.3 g/m2 or more, a concentration of oxygen atoms of the Ni plating layer due to the hydroxyl Ni and the Ni oxide is 1 to 10 atomic %, an adhesion amount of the chromate film layer in terms of the amount of Cr is 1 to 40 g/m2, and an adhesion amount of the film layer including Zr in terms of an amount of Zr is 1 to 40 g/m2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani
  • Publication number: 20150047884
    Abstract: Provided is a copper foil for a printed wiring board including a roughened layer on at least one surface thereof. In the roughened layer, the average diameter D1 at the particle bottom being apart from the bottom of each particle by 10% of the particle length is 0.2 to 1.0 ?m, and the ratio L1/D1 of the particle length L1 to the average diameter D1 at the particle bottom is 15 or less. In the copper foil for printed wiring board, when a copper foil for printed wiring having a roughened layer is laminated to a resin and then the copper layer is removed by etching, the sum of areas of holes accounting for the resin roughened surface having unevenness is 20% or more. The present invention involves the development of a copper foil for a semiconductor package substrate that can avoid circuit erosion without causing deterioration in other properties of the copper foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tomota Nagaura, Michiya Kohiki, Terumasa Moriyama
  • Patent number: 8956734
    Abstract: Provided is a black resin steel plate having superior drawing ability and glossiness and particularly to a black resin steel plate in which the coefficient of friction of a black resin film is adjusted so as to block the transfer of a resin layer due to a reduction in thickness of the resin layer, thereby improving blackness and drawing ability, and to a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Posco
    Inventors: Yon Kyun Song, Chang Hoon Choi, Yeon Ho Kim, Jae Dong Cho
  • Publication number: 20150044499
    Abstract: An Al-plated steel sheet includes: a steel sheet; an Al plating layer which is formed on one surface or both surfaces of the steel sheet and contains at least 85% or more of Al by mass %; and a surface coating layer which is laminated on the surface of the Al plating layer and contains ZnO and one or more lubricity improving compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Maki, Masao Kurosaki, Kazuhisa Kusumi, Shintaro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8951644
    Abstract: A thermally protective coating (21), such as may be used over a nickel-based superalloy substrate (24). The protective coating (21) includes a CoNiCrAlY or a NiCoCrAlY material and addition of given amounts of one or more secondary elements. The secondary element(s) facilitate and/or join in one or more precipitation mechanisms (??, B2) that retain an aluminum reservoir in the protective coating (21), reducing aluminum diffusion into the substrate (24). This aluminum reservoir maintains a protective alumina scale (38) on the coating (21), thus improving coating life and allowing higher operating temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Burns, Anand A. Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20150030876
    Abstract: By using a two-layer NiCoCraly coating, the formation of cracks in a thermally grown oxide coating, such as is formed on the basis of the protective effect of the NiCoCraly coating, can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20150020562
    Abstract: The present invention provides plated steel sheet for hot press use which is excellent in hot lubricity, coating adhesion, spot weldability, and coated corrosion resistance and a method of hot pressing plated steel sheet. The present invention is Plated steel sheet for hot press use and a method of hot pressing plated steel sheet characterized by being plated steel sheet for hot press use which contains an Al plating layer which is formed on one surface or both surfaces of said steel sheet, and a surface coating layer which is formed on said Al plating layer, said surface coating layer containing at least one Zn compound which is selected from a group comprised of Zn hydroxide, Zn phosphate, and a Zn organic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Shintaro Yamanaka, Jun Maki, Masao Kurosaki, Kazuhisa Kusumi
  • Publication number: 20150024236
    Abstract: A soft magnetic exchange-coupled composite structure, and a high-frequency device component, an antenna module, and a magnetoresistive device including the soft magnetic exchange-coupled composite structure, include a ferrite crystal grain as a main phase and a soft magnetic metal thin film bound to the ferrite crystal grain by interfacial bonding on an atomic scale. A region of the soft magnetic metal thin film adjacent to an interface with the ferrite crystal grain includes a crystalline soft magnetic metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-min KANG, Kyung-han AHN, Young-jae KANG, Sang-mock LEE
  • Publication number: 20150022977
    Abstract: A power module substrate includes: a ceramics substrate having a surface; and a metal plate connected to the surface of the ceramics substrate, composed of aluminum, and including Cu at a joint interface between the ceramics substrate and the metal plate, wherein a Cu concentration at the joint interface is in the range of 0.05 to 5 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshirou Kuromitsu, Yoshiyuki Nagatomo, Takeshi Kitahara, Hiroshi Tonomura, Kazuhiro Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20150013409
    Abstract: A steel sheet is provided. The steel sheet includes a multilayer coating including at least one zinc-based layer being 0.1% to 20% magnesium by weight which is covered by a fine temporary protective layer of 5 to 100 nm. The fine temporary protective layer is composed of metal or metal oxide selected from the group consisting of aluminum, chromium, aluminum oxides AlOx, with x being strictly between 0.01 and 1.5 and chromium oxides CrOy, with y being strictly between 0.01 and 1.5. The at least one zinc-based layer is not alloyed with the temporary protective layer. Manufacturing methods for a sheet and part are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: ARCELORMITTAL INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO SL
    Inventors: Maxime Monnoyer, Daniel Chaleix, Christian Allely, Daniel Jacques, Julie Chassagne
  • Publication number: 20150010773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for passivating the surface of a tinned steel strip which is moved through a coating system at a strip speed of at least 200 m/min. After the steel strip is tinned, the surface is anodically oxidized, and a liquid solution of a chromium-free aftertreatment agent is applied onto the oxide layer. The invention further relates to a tinned steel strip or sheet with a support layer made of a fine or ultrafine sheet of steel, a tin layer which is deposited thereon, and a surface layer of a chromium-free aftertreatment agent. An oxide layer is formed between the tin layer and the surface layer of the aftertreatment agent, said oxide layer substantially consisting of tetravalent tin oxide (SnO2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Reiner Sauer, Andrea Marmann, Helmut Oberhoffer, Tatjana Kasdorf
  • Publication number: 20140377582
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet includes, as a component composition, by mass %: C: 0.075% to 0.300%; Si: 0.30% to 2.50%; Mn: 1.30% to 3.50%; P: 0.001% to 0.050%; S: 0.0001% to 0.0100%; Al: 0.001% to 1.500%; and N: 0.0001% to 0.0100%, in which a surface microstructure contains residual austenite of 3% to 10% and ferrite of 90% or less by volume fraction, an inner microstructure at a depth of t/4 from the surface assuming that a sheet thickness is t contains residual austenite of 3% to 20% by volume fraction, a ratio Hvs/Hvb between a surface hardness Hvs of the steel sheet surface and a hardness Hvb at a depth of ¼ of the thickness is more than 0.75 to 0.90, and a maximum tensile strength is 700 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Masafumi Azuma, Takayuki Nozaki, Chisato Wakabayashi, Koichi Sato, Hiroyuki Kawata, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Publication number: 20140377581
    Abstract: A surface treatment agent composition which contains aluminum as the coating film formation component and exhibits excellent properties for removing tin ions within a treatment bath when subjecting a tin-plated steel to electrolytic surface treatment, thereby forming a coating film exhibiting excellent corrosion resistance and yellowing resistance. This surface treatment agent composition is used for subjecting a tin-plated steel or a tin-based alloy-plated steel to electrolytic surface treatment and contains aluminum ions, fluorine ions, and polycarboxylic acid. The tin ions that eluted from the tin-plated steel are precipitated within and removed from the treatment bath by using this surface treatment agent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miwa Uchikawa, Masahiko Matsukawa, Tomio Hirano
  • Patent number: 8906516
    Abstract: A galvannealed steel sheet having high corrosion resistance after painting includes, on a mass percent basis, C: 0.05% to 0.15%, Si: 0.1% to 1.0%, Mn: 0.5% to 2.7%, Al: ?1.00%, P: ?0.025%, S: ?0.025%, and Cr: 0% to 0.8% as chemical components, the remainder being Fe and incidental impurities. The galvannealed steel sheet includes a galvannealed layer in an amount of 20 to 120 g/m2 per side, a percentage of exposed zinc metal of the galvannealed layer surface being 20% or more and less than 80%, and an amount of internal oxidation in a region disposed not more than 5 ?m from the surface of the steel sheet is 0.02 g/m2 or more and 0.1 g/m2 or less: Si?0.68%, Cr??1.25Si+0.85, and Si>0.68%, Cr=0, wherein Si and Cr denote respective contents (mass %) of Si and Cr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Mai Miyata, Yoichi Makimizu
  • Patent number: 8877348
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a surface-treated steel sheet which contains no Cr, which is excellent in wet resin adhesion, and which can be used as an alternative to a conventional tin-free steel sheet and to provide a resin-coated steel sheet produced by coating the surface-treated steel sheet with resin. A surface-treated steel sheet including an adhesive layer which is disposed on at least one surface of the steel sheet and which contains Ti and at least one selected from the group consisting of Co, Fe, Ni, V, Cu, Mn, and Zn, the ratio of the total amount of Co, Fe, Ni, V, Cu, Mn, and Zn to the amount of Ti contained therein being 0.01 to ten on a mass basis, and a method for producing the surface-treated steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka Nishihara, Takeshi Suzuki, Noriko Makiishi, Takumi Tanaka, Hiroki Iwasa, Norihiko Nakamura, Kaoru Sato, Takashi Kawano
  • Patent number: 8871363
    Abstract: Provided is a resistor film comprising vanadium oxide as a main component, wherein metal-to-insulator transition is indicated in the vicinity of room temperature in temperature variations of electric resistance, there is no hysteresis in a resistance change in response to temperature variations or the temperature width is small at less than 1.5K even if there is hysteresis, and highly accurate measurement can be provided when used in a bolometer. Upon producing the resistor film comprising vanadium oxide as a main component by treating a coating film of an organovanadium compound via laser irradiation or the like, a crystalline phase and a noncrystalline (amorphous) phase are caused to coexist in the resistor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Masami Nishikawa, Tomohiko Nakajima, Toshiya Kumagai, Takaaki Manabe
  • Publication number: 20140272454
    Abstract: Provided is High Productivity Combinatorial (HPC) testing methodology of semiconductor substrates, each including multiple site isolated regions. The site isolated regions are used for testing different compositions and/or structures of barrier layers disposed over silver reflectors. The tested barrier layers may include all or at least two of nickel, chromium, titanium, and aluminum. In some embodiments, the barrier layers include oxygen. This combination allows using relative thin barrier layers (e.g., 5-30 Angstroms thick) that have high transparency yet provide sufficient protection to the silver reflector. The amount of nickel in a barrier layer may be 5-10% by weight, chromium—25-30%, titanium and aluminum—30%-35% each. The barrier layer may be co-sputtered in a reactive or inert-environment using one or more targets that include all four metals. An article may include multiple silver reflectors, each having its own barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INTERMOLECULAR INC.
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Jeremy Cheng, Guowen Ding, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Yu Wang
  • Publication number: 20140272455
    Abstract: A method for making low emissivity panels, including control the composition of a barrier layer formed on a thin conductive silver layer. The barrier structure can include a ternary alloy of titanium, nickel and niobium, which showed improvements in overall performance than those from binary barrier results. The percentage of titanium can be between 5 and 15 wt %. The percentage of nickel can be between 30 and 50 wt %. The percentage of niobium can be between 40 and 60 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INTERMOLECULAR INC.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Brent Boyce, Jeremy Cheng, Muhammad Imran, Jingyu Lao, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Zhi-Wen Wen Sun, Yu Wang, Yongli Xu, Guizhen Zhang