Al-base Component Patents (Class 428/650)
  • Patent number: 10407796
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a sealed metal laminate structure comprising: a metal layer having a first surface and an opposite second surface; a first enamel layer laminated on the first surface of the metal layer, except at an exposed metal protrusion at a perimeter edge of the sealed metal laminate structure; a second enamel layer laminated on the second surface of the metal layer, except at the exposed metal protrusion at the perimeter edge of the sealed laminate structure; and a phosphate sealer deposited on the exposed metal protrusion of the sealed metal laminate structure. The present disclosure also relates to a metal laminate structure without a phosphate sealer. In addition, systems and methods for treating workpieces, including metal laminate structures, are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Michael Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 10029624
    Abstract: A motor vehicle sheet metal molding of the invention is produced by hot forming from a metal sheet composed of an aluminum alloy which cannot be precipitation hardened, which contains at least magnesium and optionally manganese in addition to aluminum as alloy component. The motor vehicle sheet metal molding after forming has, at least locally, degrees of deformation which are above the forming limit curve of the aluminum alloy at room temperature. To produce the motor vehicle sheet metal molding, the metal sheet is heated at least locally to a temperature in the range from 200° C. to 400° C. over a period of from 1 to 60 seconds. The heated metal sheet is subsequently placed in a forming tool of a forming press and formed to produce the motor vehicle sheet metal molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Diersmann, Jochen Dörr, Jochem Grewe, Andreas Hitz
  • Patent number: 9528550
    Abstract: A sliding bearing including: a lining; a back metal; and an intermediate layer formed between the back metal and the lining by an Al alloy containing 0.01 wt % or more of at least one solid solution component selected from Zn, Cu, Mg, Li, Mn, V, Zr, Fe, Mo, Co, Ni, Hf, Sc, Ti and W wherein the whole amount of the solid solution component forms a solid solution with Al, in such a manner that the intermediate layer has a thickness of 20 ?m or more and Vickers hardness of 30 or more and 80 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9217193
    Abstract: With regard to an Al—Cr—Zr based alloy having annealing temper, a high temperature strength at 180 to 200 degrees C. is ensured. An aluminum alloy for a plain bearing having improved fatigue resistance is to be provided. An aluminum alloy for a plain bearing solving the problems has a composition of 3 to 7 mass % Mg, 0.1 to 0.3 mass % Cr, and 0.1 to 0.3 mass % Zr, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. A principal structure of the aluminum alloy consist of an Al matrix containing solute Mg, minute particles of Cr, and Zr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tomikawa, Shinichiro Sakamoto, Katsumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9175400
    Abstract: A method is provided for depositing a whisker resistant tin-based coating layer on a surface of a copper substrate. The method is useful for preparing an article comprising a copper substrate having a surface; and a tin-based coating layer on the surface of the substrate, wherein the tin-based coating layer has a thickness between 0.5 micrometers and 1.5 micrometers and has a resistance to formation of copper-tin intermetallics, wherein said resistance to formation of copper-tin intermetallics is characterized in that, upon exposure of the article to at least seven heating and cooling cycles in which each cycle comprises subjecting the article to a temperature of at least 217° C. followed by cooling to a temperature between about 20° C. and about 28° C., there remains a region of the tin coating layer that is free of copper that is at least 0.25 micrometers thick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Enthone Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Herng Yau, Xingping Wang, Cai Wang, Robert Farrell, Pingping Ye, Edward J. Kudrak, Jr., Karl F. Wengenroth, Joseph A. Abys
  • Patent number: 9068253
    Abstract: A steel plate is provided which has excellent hydrogen induced cracking resistance. The steel plate is suitable for use in a line pipe. The steel plate satisfies a predetermined composition. In a composition of an inclusion contained in the steel and having a width of 1 ?m or more, the ratio (RES/CaS) of the mass of an REM sulfide (RES) to that of a Ca sulfide (CaS) is equal to or more than 0.05, a Zr content of the inclusion is in a range of 5 to 60%, and a Nb content of the inclusion is 5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taku Kato, Hiroki Imamura, Shinsuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9040167
    Abstract: A flat steel product having a base layer of a steel material and a multilayer coating applied thereto, and a method for producing the flat steel product. The method having the following steps: providing a steel base layer; applying a zinc layer to the base layer by electrolytic coating; applying an aluminum layer to the surface of the zinc layer, wherein no treatment is made to the surface of the zinc layer in regard to the oxides and sulfides present thereon at the end of the electrolytic zinc coating step or occurring during the course of the aluminum coating step; applying a magnesium layer to the aluminum layer; and subsequently heat treating the flat steel product in such a way that an MgZn2 layer forms in the coating above the Al layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Bernd Schuhmacher, Christian Schwerdt, Nicole Weiher, Richard Weinhold
  • Publication number: 20150132602
    Abstract: A method for coating a component for use in a semiconductor chamber for plasma etching includes providing a component for use in a semiconductor manufacturing chamber, loading the component into a deposition chamber, cold spray coating a metal powder onto the component to form a coating on the component, and anodizing the coating to form an anodization layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Vahid Firouzdor
  • Patent number: 9023485
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electro-optical or electromechanical structural component, in particular, an LED, connector or stamped grid, or sliding element, made of a rolled metal substrate of a metal strip, or a sheet produced therefrom, made of Cu or a Cu alloy strip, Al or an Al alloy strip, Fe or a Fe alloy strip, Ti or a Ti alloy strip, Ni or a Ni alloy strip or a stainless steel strip, which has a specially structured surface. The structure of the surface allows joining using optical methods, even in the case of highly reflective surface coatings, and simultaneously improves the functional properties of the components used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Wieland-Werke AG
    Inventors: Isabell Buresch, Dieter Stock, Thorsten Weireter
  • Patent number: 9017824
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aluminum-diamond composite having both high thermal conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient close to those of semiconductor elements, which is improved in platability in the surface and surface roughness so that the composite becomes suitable for use as a heat sink of a semiconductor element of the like. Specifically disclosed is a plate-like aluminum-diamond composite containing diamond particles and a metal mainly composed of aluminum. The aluminum-diamond composite is composed of a composite part and surface layers formed on both sides of the composite part, and the surface layers are composed of a material containing a metal mainly composed of aluminum. The diamond particle content is 40-70% by volume of the entire aluminum-diamond composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Hirotsuru, Hideo Tsukamoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150093593
    Abstract: A slide member is provided with a base material, a plated slide layer and an intermediate plated layer. The plated slide layer contains a solid lubricant. The intermediate plated layer is disposed between the base material and the plated slide layer, the intermediate plated layer increasing cohesion of the base material and the plated slide layer. The plated slide layer has a content of the solid lubricant in a range from 30 to 70 vol %, inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Takamoto ASAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150093595
    Abstract: A slide member is provided with a base material and a slide layer. The slide layer is disposed on at least a portion of the base material. The slide layer contains a solid lubricant and a plurality of hard particles, the hard particles being harder than the solid lubricant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Takamoto ASAKAWA
  • Patent number: 8993119
    Abstract: A coated substrate that is at least partially corrosion protected is described. The coated substrate includes (a) a substrate and (b) at least one metal layer provided on the substrate, the metal layer having (i) a first metal that is aluminum, lead, vanadium, manganese, magnesium, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, titanium, or zinc; or (ii) a first metal alloy that is brass, bronze, stainless steel, magnesium alloy, titanium alloy, or aluminum alloy; and wherein at least one oxide, double oxide, oxide hydrate, or oxyhalogenide of a second metal selected from the group consisting of zirconium, titanium, and hafnium is embedded in the metal layer; and wherein the metal layer has a thickness in the range of 20 nm to 120 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ropal Europe AG
    Inventors: Matthias Koch, Guido Wübbeling
  • Patent number: 8945721
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy heat exchanger with aluminum alloy tubes is provided by assembling and brazing. A coating which includes from 1 to 5 g/m2 of Si powder, from 3 to 20 g/m2 of Zn containing flux, and from 0.2 to 8.3 g/m2 of binder is formed on the aluminum alloy tubes. The fins contain Zn and 0.8 to 2.0% by mass of Mn, Si in a ratio of 1/2.5 to 1/3.5 relative to the Mn, and less than 0.30% by mass of Fe. A fillet is formed between the tube and the aluminum alloy fin after brazing, and a primary crystal portion is formed in the fillet. A eutectic crystal portion is formed in a portion other than the primary crystal portion, and the electric potential of the primary crystal portion is equal to or higher than the electric potential of the aluminum alloy fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Hyogo, Michihide Yoshino
  • Publication number: 20150030878
    Abstract: The present application provides an ultrathin shielding film of high shielding effectiveness, comprising two or more solid shielding layers. An electrically-conductive adhesive layer is coated onto the outer surface at one side of the solid shielding layers, and one or more insulation film layers are formed on the outer surface at the other side of the solid shielding layers. A carrier film layer is provided on the outer surface of the insulation film layers. A protective film covers the lower surface of the electrically-conductive adhesive layer. The present application further discloses a manufacturing method of an ultrathin shielding film of high shielding effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: GUANGZHOU FANG BANG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Su Zhi
  • Patent number: 8940406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automotive clad sheet product comprising a core layer and at least one clad layer wherein the core comprises an alloy of the following composition in weight %: Mg 0.45-0.8, Si 0.45-0.7, Cu 0.05-0.25, Mn 0.05-0.2, Fe up to 0.35, other elements (or impurities) <0.05 each and <0.15 in total, balance aluminum; and the at least one clad layer comprises an alloy of the following composition in weight %: Mg 0.3-0.7, Si 0.3-0.7, Mn up to 0.15, Fe up to 0.35, other elements (impurities) <0.05 each and <0.15 in total, balance aluminum. The clad automotive sheet product provides excellent hemmabtlity which does not substantially change over time and yet also provides a good age-hardening response after bake hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen Timm, Corrado Bassi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8927113
    Abstract: A composite metal ingot, comprising at least two layers of differing alloy composition, wherein pairs of adjacent layers consisting of a first alloy and a second alloy are formed by applying the second alloy in a molten state to the surface of the first alloy while the surface of the first alloy is at a temperature between solidus and liquidus temperatures of the first alloy to form an interface there between, wherein the second alloy is a high or medium strength heat treatable aluminum alloy, and further wherein one or more alloy components from the second alloy are present within grain boundaries of the first alloy adjacent said interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Douglas Anderson, Kenneth Takeo Kubo, Todd F. Bischoff, Wayne J. Fenton, Eric W. Reeves, Brent Spendlove, Robert Bruce Wagstaff
  • Patent number: 8915761
    Abstract: A connector terminal which can achieve high mechanical connection strength and stabilized low electrical connection resistance when it is crimped to an aluminum electric wire, and in addition, can suppress electrical contact resistance low when it is fitted to a mating connector terminal is provided. In a connector terminal (1A) having an electrical contact section (10) which is brought into contact and conducted with a mating connector terminal by fitting to the mating connector terminal, and a conductor crimping section (12) which is crimped to the conductor of an electric wire, a metal material which constitutes the terminal uses aluminum or an aluminum alloy as a base material (100), a Zn layer (101) having a thickness in the range from 0.1 ?m to 2.0 ?m by electroless plating and a Cu layer (102) having a thickness in the range from 0.5 ?m to 1.0 ?m by electrolytic plating are formed in sequence on the surface of the base material (100), and an Sn layer (105) having a thickness in the range from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Kakuta
  • Patent number: 8905293
    Abstract: A bond free of an anti-stiction layer and bonding method is disclosed. An exemplary method includes forming a first bonding layer; forming an interlayer over the first bonding layer; forming an anti-stiction layer over the interlayer; and forming a liquid from the first bonding layer and interlayer, such that the anti-stiction layer floats over the first bonding layer. A second bonding layer can be bonded to the first bonding layer while the anti-stiction layer floats over the first bonding layer, such that a bond between the first and second bonding layers is free of the anti-stiction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Yin Liu, Li-Cheng Chu, Hung-Hua Lin, Shang-Ying Tsai, Yuan-Chih Hsieh, Jung-Huei Peng, Lan-Lin Chao, Chia-Shiung Tsai, Chun-Wen Cheng
  • Patent number: 8895885
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wire electrode for spark-erosion cutting. The wire electrode comprises a core made of more than 50% by weight pure crystalline aluminum and/or one or more crystalline aluminum alloys, and comprises a coating layer encompassing the core and comprising copper, zinc, and/or a copper-zinc alloy. The proportion of the surface area of the core relative to the total cross-sectional area of the wire electrode is in the range from 60% to 95% along the entire length of the wire electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Berkenhoff GmbH
    Inventor: Tobias Nothe
  • Patent number: 8881964
    Abstract: A method of welding including forming a filler material of a first oxide dispersoid metal, the first oxide dispersoid material having first strengthening particles that compensate for decreases in weld strength of friction stir welded oxide dispersoid metals; positioning the filler material between a first metal structure and a second metal structure each being comprised of at least a second oxide dispersoid metal; and friction welding the filler material, the first metal structure and the second metal structure to provide a weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventor: Weiju Ren
  • Publication number: 20140315392
    Abstract: A cold spray barrier coated component of a semiconductor plasma processing chamber comprises a substrate having at least one metal surface wherein a portion of the metal surface is configured to form an electrical contact. A cold spray barrier coating is formed from a thermally and electrically conductive material on at least the metal surface configured to form the electrical contact of the substrate. Further, the cold spray barrier coating may also be located on a plasma exposed and/or process gas exposed surface of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Lin Xu, Hong Shih, Anthony Amadio, Rajinder Dhindsa, John Michael Kerns, John Daugherty
  • Patent number: 8846209
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aluminium composite sheet material in which a clad sheet is applied to at least one side of a core material. The core material has an aluminium alloy the AA5xxx- or AA6xxx-series, and the clad sheet has an aluminium alloy selected from the group of the AA1xxx-series, AA3xxx-series and AA7xxx-series with less than 1.5 wt. % of Zn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aleris Aluminum Duffel BVBA
    Inventor: Christiaan Theodorus Wilhelmus Lahaye
  • Publication number: 20140272458
    Abstract: Embodiments of the current disclosure are related to electrodeposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Xtalic Corporation
    Inventors: Shiyun Ruan, Witold Paw, John Hunter Martin, Alan C. Lund
  • Patent number: 8802242
    Abstract: A clad plate includes an aluminum plate and a hard metal plate joined together at side end surfaces thereof. Side end surfaces of an aluminum plate and a hard metal plate are jointed together via a nickel layer by pressure welding. A ridge and a groove formed in the side end surface of the aluminum plate are respectively engaged and joined, via the nickel layer, to a groove and a ridge formed in the side end surface of the hard metal plate, and an end portion of the nickel layer extends beyond the rear end portion of the side end surface of the aluminum plate and is jointed to the plate surface of the aluminum plate with the end portion exposed thereon. The average width W of the exposed portion of the nickel layer exposed on the plate surface is preferably from about 0.2 mm to about 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Neomax Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Oda, Masaaki Ishio, Toshiaki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20140205856
    Abstract: A method of treating aluminum or aluminum alloy includes providing an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate; depositing a first zincating layer on the substrate by zincate immersion; stripping off the first zincating layer; depositing a second zincating layer on the substrate by zincate immersion; stripping off the second zincating layer; and depositing a third zincating layer on the substrate by zincate immersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MONNAIE ROYALE CANADIENNE/ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
    Inventors: Taixiang Jiang, Xianyao Li, Hieu Cong Truong
  • Publication number: 20140197148
    Abstract: A bonded structure of aluminum and copper is formed by bonding a copper workpiece and an aluminum workpiece together along a joint via an arc welding process. The copper workpiece has a first coating, having a lower melting point than copper, applied to at least a portion of it. The first coating allows the copper workpiece to be wetted and brazed, while the aluminum workpiece is melted and fused along the joint. The arc welding process involves the cyclic alternating of a first stage, in which an electric current is supplied to a welding wire as it is moved toward the workpieces, and a second stage, in which the electric current is reduced and the welding wire is moved away from the workpieces, to generate and detach a plurality of molten droplets along the joint. Each molten droplet is formed from the welding wire in the first stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH, GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Chen, Corey Simone
  • Patent number: 8765268
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a composite layer formed on the substrate, and a chromium-oxygen-nitrogen layer formed on the composite layer. The composite layer includes a plurality of nickel-aluminum-holmium layers and a plurality of iridium layers. Each nickel-aluminum-holmium layer interleaves with one iridium layer. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 8741445
    Abstract: Provided is an aluminum or aluminum alloy material having a surface treatment coating film on a surface of a substrate formed by an aluminum or aluminum alloy. The aluminum or aluminum alloy material has: a substrate formed by an aluminum or aluminum alloy; and a first protective layer and a second protective layer in the order on a surface of the substrate, wherein the first protective layer is a conversion coating film including vanadium and at least one or more types of metals selected from titanium, zirconium, and hafnium, the second protective layer is an organic coating film having a composition that includes (1) a chitosan derivative and a solubilizing agent, (2) a modified polyvinyl alcohol formed by graft polymerization of a hydrophilic polymer to a side chain of polyvinyl alcohol, and (3) a water-soluble crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokatsu Bannai, Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Kenji Nakamura, Takayuki Hirose, Osamu Kasebe, Shin Nishiya, Kengo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140144613
    Abstract: A core material for an aluminum alloy clad material contains Si in a content of 0.3% to 1.5% (hereinafter “%” means “percent by mass”), Mn in a content of 0.3% t 2.0%, Cu in a content of 0.3% to 1.5%, Ti in a content of 0.01% to 0.5%, and B in a content of 0.001% to 0.1%, with the remainder including Al and inevitable impurities. The core material and an aluminum alloy clad material using the same ensure sufficient corrosion resistance and give a product having an extended life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Shinji SAKASHITA, Takahiro OZAWA, Satoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20140141277
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to jewelry articles comprising a substrate and a metallic, external coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Frederick Goldman, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Publication number: 20140141278
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a coated jewelry article or a coated component of a jewelry article, comprising a jewelry article or a component of a jewelry article, a first metallic coating, and a second metallic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Frederick Goldman, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Patent number: 8722201
    Abstract: A connection is between a monolithic metal component and a continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component wherein the metal component and the laminate component are joined at the ends thereof. A method allows for the production of the connection between the monolithic metal component and the continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Schiebel, Christoph Hoffmeister, Claus Thomy, Axel Herrmann, Frank Vollertsen
  • Patent number: 8691395
    Abstract: A composite material for brazing having features of: forming a homogenous distribution of components in the brazing filler material even after brazing; having an excellent workability; offering low manufacturing costs; and having satisfactory corrosion resistivity as desired. The composite material for brazing has a lamination of a brazing filler material layer thereon, wherein the brazing filler material layer is a layer of alloy that includes copper, aluminum, and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Sagawa, Kazuma Kuroki, Hiromitsu Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8679642
    Abstract: A first material with a known maximum temperature of operation is coated with a second material on at least one surface of the first material. The coating has a melting temperature that is greater than the maximum temperature of operation of the first material. The coating is heated to its melting temperature until the coating flows into any cracks in the first material's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Stephen W. Smith, John A. Newman, Robert S. Piascik, Edward H. Glaessgen
  • Publication number: 20140072829
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a thin film structure including an ordered alloy in which atoms are orderly arranged using an inexpensive substrate; and a method for manufacturing the thin film structure. Specifically, the thin film structure includes a substrate, a plating layer formed on the substrate and made of one selected from the group consisting of NiPMo and NiPW, and an ordered alloy disposed on the plating layer. The method for manufacturing the thin film structure includes the steps of: forming a plating layer on a substrate, the plating layer being made of one selected from the group consisting of NiPMo and NiPW; and forming an ordered alloy on the plating layer. The vacuum degree immediately before the ordered alloy is formed is 7.0×10?7 Pa or less. In the step of forming the ordered alloy, a process gas has an impurity concentration of 5 ppb or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki INABA, Takehito SHIMATSU
  • Patent number: 8663807
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and a process for making the article by generating corrosion-, heat- and abrasion-resistant ceramic coatings comprising titanium and/or zirconium dioxide using direct and alternating current on anodes comprising aluminum and/or titanium. Optionally, the article is coated with additional layers, such as paint, after deposition of the ceramic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Patent number: 8642187
    Abstract: A structural member for a manufacturing apparatus has a metal base member mainly composed of aluminum, a high-purity aluminum film formed on the surface of the metal base member, and a nonporous amorphous aluminum oxide passivation film which is formed by anodizing the high-purity aluminum film. A method for producing a structural member for a manufacturing apparatus, includes forming a high-purity aluminum film on the surface of a metal base member mainly composed of aluminum, and anodizing the high-purity aluminum film in a chemical conversion liquid having a pH of 4-10 and containing a nonaqueous solvent, which has a dielectric constant lower than that of water and dissolves water, thereby converting at least a surface portion of the high-purity aluminum film into a nonporous amorphous aluminum oxide passivation film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: National University Corporation Tohoku University, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Minoru Tahara, Yasuhiro Kawase
  • Patent number: 8632891
    Abstract: Automotive body sheet in the form of an aluminum composite sheet material wherein a clad sheet is applied to at least one side of a core material, and wherein the core material is of an aluminum alloy selected from the group consisting of AA2xxx, AA5xxx and AA7xxx-series alloys, and wherein the clad sheet includes an AA6xxx-series alloy having less than 0.2 wt. % Cu or an AA5xxx-series alloy having less than 3.6 wt. % of Mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Aleris Aluminum Duffel BVBA
    Inventors: Peter De Smet, Marc-Jan De Haas
  • Publication number: 20140011045
    Abstract: Power generation and transmission components and methods of manufacture are described in which a component is custom designed and produced in discrete layers using computer numerical controlled machining. The design is separated into layers, and the layers are individually machined to impart design features. The layers are then prepared for, and undergo a brazing process in order to build a functionally unitary mechanical component. Components according to the invention include, but are not limited to, engine blocks, cylinder heads, transmission housings, centrifugal pump housings, cylinder blocks, monoblocs (engines in which the cylinder block and cylinder head are formed as one unit), engine crank cases, automotive power train housings and many other large unit or unitary structure components. A commercial method of producing custom components is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Aeres Motors
    Inventors: David A. Slemp, Darren Baurn
  • Publication number: 20130323531
    Abstract: A bonded body of electrically conductive materials including a bonding interface structure in which paired bonded members (10, 20) made respectively of electrically conductive materials are surface-bonded to each other. The bonding interface structure has at least: a diffusion bonding region in which the electrically conductive materials are mutually diffused; and a plastic flow bonding region which has a pressure bonded and recrystallized structure through plastic flow of the electrically conductive materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Nakagawa, Toshikazu Nanbu, Chika Yamamoto, Tooru Fukami
  • Patent number: 8597804
    Abstract: A housing is provided which includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate, an aluminum layer and a corrosion resistant layer formed on the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate in that order. The corrosion resistant layer is an Al—C—N layer. Then, Ce ions are implanted in the Al—C—N layer by ion implantation process. The atomic percentages of N and C in the Al—C—N gradient layer gradually increase from the side of Al—C—N gradient layer near the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate to the other side of Al—C—N gradient layer, away from aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate. Therefore the housing has a high corrosion resistance. A method for making the housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Yi-Chi Chan, Xiao-Qiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8590768
    Abstract: Copper metal or metal alloy workpieces and/or aluminum metal or metal alloy workpieces are joined in a solid state weld by use of a reactive material placed, in a suitable form, at the joining surfaces. Joining surfaces of the workpieces are pressed against the interposed reactive material and heated. The reactive material alloys or reacts with the workpiece surfaces consuming some of the surface material in forming a liquid-containing reaction product comprising a low melting liquid that removes oxide films and other surface impediments to a welded bond across the interface. Further pressure is applied to expel the reaction product and to join the workpiece surfaces in a solid state weld bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David R. Sigler, James G. Schroth
  • Patent number: 8586196
    Abstract: A plating film is provided with enough hardness before anodic oxidation, which is hard to be damaged during handling, and also the production method of the plating film. This problem can be solved by an aluminum plating film with aluminum concentration of 98 wt. % or lower, and with a Vickers hardness of 250 or higher. The hardness is increased by containing oxygen, carbon, sulfur, and a halogen element as impurities. The impurity concentration is controlled by adjusting the current density, the plating temperature, or the plating bath composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hoshi, Atsushi Okamoto, Setsuo Andou
  • Publication number: 20130302640
    Abstract: A fitting (10) with a substrate (12) and an antibacterial coating (14) is characterized in that the coating (14) is a PVD coating which contains copper. A method for manufacturing such fitting (10) is characterized in that the coating (14) is applied by a PVD method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Neumann, Cornelia Prinz, Ulrich Lembke
  • Patent number: 8574721
    Abstract: A multilayer coating includes a bond coat layer, a first barrier layer applied on the bond coat layer, and a second barrier layer applied on the first barrier layer. The first barrier layer has a compositional gradient comprising a majority of a first rare earth stabilized zirconia material proximate the bond coat layer to a majority of a second rare earth stabilized zirconia material away from the bond coat layer. The first and second rare earth stabilized zirconia materials are different. The second barrier layer has a compositional gradient comprising a majority of the second rare earth stabilized zirconia material to 100 wt % of a third rare earth stabilized zirconia material away from the first barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter F. Gero, Kevin W. Schlichting, James W. Neal
  • Patent number: 8568905
    Abstract: A housing is provided which includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate, an aluminum layer and a corrosion resistant layer formed on the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate in that order. The corrosion resistant layer is an Al—C—N layer. Then, Gd ions is implanted in the Al—C—N layer by ion implantation process. The atomic percentages of N and C in the Al—C—N gradient layer gradually increase from the side of Al—C—N gradient layer near the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate to the other side of Al—C—N gradient layer, away from aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate. Therefore the housing has a high corrosion resistance. A method for making the housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Yi-Chi Chan, Xiao-Qiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8568861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metallic laminate and a manufacturing method of a light emitting diode package using the same. The present invention provides a metallic laminate including: a core layer made of an insulating material; a metal layer disposed on one surface of the core layer; a heat radiating metal layer disposed on the other surface of the core layer; and a protective metal oxide layer disposed along an outer surface of the heat radiating metal layer and made of an oxide of the heat radiating metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Gun Chong, Cheol Ho Heo, Sang Hyuk Son, Dae Hyung You