Group Vb Metal-base Component Patents (Class 428/662)
  • Patent number: 10458001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a component of a composite material comprising a metal matrix and incorporated intermetallic phases, which method comprises providing powders of at least one member of the group which comprises pure chemical elements, alloys, chemical compounds and material composites, the powder corresponding overall to the chemical composition which the composite material to be produced is intended to have, each individual powder being different to the chemical composition of the composite material to be produced, compacting the powders, bonding the powders to one another to form a unit and thermoplastically shaping the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Smarsly, Markus Fried
  • Publication number: 20150050521
    Abstract: Multilayer material comprising a zirconium-based substrate covered with a multilayer coating, the multilayer coating comprising metallic layers composed of identical or different substances chosen from chromium, a chromium alloy or a ternary alloy of the Nb—Cr—Ti system. Such a material has improved resistance to oxidation in accident conditions of a nuclear reactor. The invention also relates to a multilayer coating, a part composed wholly or partly of the multilayer material or of the multilayer coating, as well as the method for manufacturing the multilayer material such as for example a magnetron cathodic sputtering process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marion LE FLEM, Cédric DUCROS, Frédéric SANCHETTE
  • Publication number: 20150024943
    Abstract: A compound superconducting wire 10 includes a reinforcement portion 12 and a compound superconductor 11. In the reinforcement portion 12, an assembly of plural reinforcement elements 4 are disposed. The reinforcement elements 4 each include plural reinforcement filaments 1 disposed in a stabilizer 2, and a stabilizing layer 3 at the outer periphery thereof. The reinforcement filaments 1 each mainly contain one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Nb, Ta, V, W, Mo, Fe, and Hf, an alloy consisting of two or more metals selected from the aforementioned group, or an alloy consisting of copper and one or more metals selected from the aforementioned group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro SUGIMOTO, Hirokazu TSUBOUCHI, Kazuo WATANABE, Satoshi AWAJI, Hidetoshi OGURO
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140209456
    Abstract: A composite protective layer for a photoelectrode, the composite protective layer including a chemical protective layer; and a physical protective layer, wherein the chemical protective layer has corrosion rate of 0.1 Coulombs per square centimeter per 10 hours or less when evaluated at a water decomposition potential, and the physical protective layer has a moisture transmittance rate of 0.001 grams per square meter per day or less and has an electrical conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-gon KIM, Jeong-hee LEE, Seoung-jae IM, Tae-hyung KIM
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140141281
    Abstract: A heat-resistant molybdenum alloy of this invention comprises a first phase containing Mo as a main component and a second phase comprising a Mo—Si—B-based intermetallic compound particle phase, wherein the balance is an inevitable impurity and wherein the Si content is 0.05 mass % or more and 0.80 mass % or less and the B content is 0.04 mass % or more and 0.60 mass % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Takanori Kadokura, Hidenobu Nishino, Ayuri Tsuji, Shigekazu Yamazaki, Akihiko Ikegaya
  • 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: 20130319723
    Abstract: A conductive composite wire includes at least one external jacket made of copper, a first tube including a first metallic material (M1) contacting and located inside the copper jacket; a second tube including a second metallic material (M2) contacting and located inside the first tube; and a fiber including a third metallic material (M3) contacting and located inside the second tube. The copper and the first metallic material are immiscible with each other, the first and second metallic materials are immiscible with each other, and the second and third metallic materials are immiscible with each other. A copper-based coaxial microstructure includes a copper sheath containing an array of nanotubes and nanofibers according to a process for manufacturing the microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE DE POITIERS, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Ludovic Thilly, Florence Lecouturier, Jean-Baptiste Dubois, Nelson Ferreira, Pierre-Olivier Renault, Patrick Olier
  • Publication number: 20130240257
    Abstract: Provided is a copper foil for a printed wiring board, the copper foil being suitable for achieving finer pitch, favorable in terms of manufacturing cost, and excellent both in etching ability and adhesion to an insulating substrate. The copper foil for a printed wiring board comprises a copper foil base material and a covering layer for covering at least a portion of a surface of the copper foil base material, wherein the covering layer is formed by an nickel-vanadium alloy layer containing nickel and vanadium, and a chromium layer, laminated in this order from the surface of the copper foil base material; the chromium layer contains chromium in an amount of 15-210 ?g/dm2; the nickel-vanadium alloy layer contains nickel and vanadium in a combined covering amount of 20-600 ?g/dm2; and the nickel-vanadium alloy layer contains vanadium in an amount of 3-70 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Tanaka, Misato Chuganji
  • Patent number: 8465847
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method, using pure niobium as a transient liquid reactive braze material, for fabrication of cellular or honeycomb structures, wire space-frames or other sparse builtup structures or discrete articles using Nitinol (near-equiatomic titanium-nickel alloy) and related shape-memory and superelastic alloys. Nitinol shape memory alloys (SMAs), acquired in a form such as corrugated sheet, discrete tubes or wires, may be joined together using the newly discovered joining technique. Pure niobium when brought into contact with nitinol at elevated temperature, liquefies at temperatures below the melting point and flows readily into capillary spaces between the elements to be joined, thus forming a strong joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Michigan, Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: John A. Shaw, David S. Grummon
  • Patent number: 8394508
    Abstract: A plated article has an alloy thin film formed on a substrate and having a catalytically active metal (A) for electroless plating and a metal (B) capable of undergoing displacement plating with a metal ion contained in an electroless plating solution, and a metal thin film formed on the alloy thin film by electroless displacement and reduction plating. The alloy thin film of the catalytically active metal (A) and the metal (B) capable of displacement plating has a composition comprising 5 at % to 40 at % of the metal (A). The metal thin film formed by electroless displacement and reduction plating is a metal thin film having a thickness no greater than 10 nm and a resistivity no greater than 10 ??·cm. Preferably, the metal (B) has a barrier function with respect to a metal of the metal thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yabe, Junichi Ito, Yoshiyuki Hisumi, Junnosuke Sekiguchi, Toru Imori
  • Publication number: 20120231048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device or implant made at least in part of a high-strength, low-modulus metal alloy comprising niobium, tantalum, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of zirconium, tungsten, and molybdenum. The medical devices according to the present invention provide superior characteristics with regard to biocompatibility, radio-opacity and MRI compatibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen WACHTER, Jens TRÖTZSCHEL, Randolf VON OEPEN
  • Patent number: 8263232
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite coated zinc-containing plated steel material different from the plated steel materials treated by conventional chromate replacement technologies and superior in all of corrosion resistance, blackening resistance, coating adhesion, and alkali resistance. The composite coated zinc-containing plated steel material of the present invention is characterized by having a composite coating formed by coating and drying on the surface of a plated steel material a treatment solution containing a basic zirconium compound, vanadyl (VO2+)-containing compound, phosphoric acid compound, cobalt compound, organic acid, and water and having a pH 7 to 14, the composite coating containing, with respect to the Zr element as 100 parts by mass, V in an amount of 10 to 45 parts by mass, P in 5 to 100 parts by mass, Co in 0.1 to 20 parts by mass, and an organic acid in 10 to 90 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Kimata, Atsushi Morishita, Akira Takahashi, Toshikazu Amemiya, Takayuki Kuwagaki, Hidetoshi Shindo, Ikuo Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20120219824
    Abstract: A method of preparing a superconducting thin film of niobium silicide using atomic layer deposition (ALD) where the superconducting critical temperature of the film is controllable by modulating the thickness of the thin film. The film is formed by exposing a substrate within an ALD reactor to alternating exposures of a niobium halide (NbQx) and a reducing precursor, for example, disilane (Si2H6) or silane (SiH4). A number of ALD cycles are performed to obtain the film thickness and establish the desired superconducting critical temperature between 0.4 K and 3.1 K.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Prolier, Jeffrey Elam, Jeffrey Klug, Michael J. Pellin
  • Patent number: 8247085
    Abstract: Coatings suitable for use as protective oxide-forming coatings on Nb-based substrates exposed to high temperatures and oxidative environments. The coatings contain chromium and/or molybdenum, preferably contains silicon, and optionally contains niobium, titanium, hafnium, iron, rhenium, tantalum, and/or tungsten, which in combination form multiple intermetallic phases, which in combination form one or more intermetallic phases that promote the formation of a slow-growing oxide scale. Depending on the particular coating composition, the intermetallic phases may be: a silicon-modified Cr2Nb Laves phase and optionally a chromium solid solution phase, a CrNbSi intermetallic phase, and/or an M3Si intermetallic phase where M is niobium, titanium, and/or chromium; or M5Si3, MSi2 and/or M3Si2 where M is molybdenum, niobium, titanium, chromium, hafnium, iron, rhenium, tantalum, and/or tungsten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Joseph David Rigney, Richard DiDomizio, Voramon Supatarawanich Dheeradhada
  • Patent number: 8216691
    Abstract: Metal, ceramic and cermet articles produced from low viscosity suspensions. The articles include micro diameter hollow fibers, meshes and open cell foams. The articles are useful for filters, catalyst media, fuel cell electrodes, body implantation devices, structural materials, vibration and noise control, heat exchangers, heat sinks, heat pipes, heat shields and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Lobovsky, Mohammad Behi
  • Patent number: 8187567
    Abstract: Disclosed is a niobium suboxide powder for the manufacture of capacitors with higher break down voltages, higher temperatures of operation and elongated lifetimes. The powder is doped with nitrogen which is at least partly present in the form homogeneously distributed, x-ray detectable Nb2N-crystal domains. The niobium suboxide powder contains niobium suboxide particles having a bulk nitrogen content of between 500 to 20,000 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: H. C. Starck GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schnitter, Holger Brumm, Christine Rawohl, Colin McCracken
  • Publication number: 20120127629
    Abstract: A composite dielectric material including an early transition metal or metal oxide base material and a dopant, co-deposited, alloying or layering secondary material, selected from among Nb, Ge, Ta, La, Y, Ce, Pr, Nd, Gd, Dy, Sr, Ba, Ca, and Mg, and oxides of such metals, and alumina as a dopant or alloying secondary material. Such composite dielectric material can be formed by vapor deposition processes, e.g., ALD, using suitable precursors, to form microelectronic devices such as ferroelectric high k capacitors, gate structures, DRAMs, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Roeder, Bryan C. Hendrix, Steven M. Bilodeau, Gregory T. Stauf, Tianniu Chen, Thomas M. Cameron, Chongying Xu
  • Patent number: 8039116
    Abstract: Nb—Si based alloy articles comprising a Nb—Si based alloy upon which is disposed an environmentally-resistant coating are described. They include a coating comprising at least one phase selected from the group consisting of M(Al,Si)3, M5(Al,Si)3, and M3Si5Al2, wherein M is one or more of Nb, Ti, Hf, Cr. Such coating can improve the environmental (e.g., in oxidation-promoting environments) resistance of a Nb—Si based alloy and alloy articles. Methods for preparing these articles are described as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Ramgopal Darolia, Voramon Supatarawanich Dheeradhada, Richard DiDomizio, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti, Joseph David Rigney, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian
  • Patent number: 8029762
    Abstract: Porous anode bodies suitable for use in solid state capacitors, the porous anode bodies prepared by processes which include providing a niobium suboxide powder comprising niobium suboxide particles having a bulk nitrogen content of 500 to 20,000 ppm, and agglomerating and coalescing the powder; and capacitors incorporating such anode bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: H. C. Starck GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schnitter, Holger Brumm, Christine Rawohl, Colin McCracken
  • Patent number: 8025983
    Abstract: A joining method between Fe-based steel and Ti/Ti-based alloys having a joint strength higher than those of base metals by using interlayers. The production of intermetallic compounds at a joint portion between Fe-based steel and Ti/Ti-based alloys can be prevented using interlayers, and strong interface diffusion bonding can be formed at interfaces between interlayers, thereby producing a high-strength joint. Accordingly, the present disclosure can be used to develop high-strength, high-functional advanced composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Min Ku Lee, Jung Gu Lee, Jin-Ju Park, Chang-Kyu Rhee
  • Patent number: 7985714
    Abstract: A precursor for fabricating a Nb3Sn superconducting wire by an internal Sn process includes one or a plurality of stabilizing copper portions collectively disposed in the center, each stabilizing copper portion being provided with a diffusion barrier layer in the periphery thereof, and a superconducting matrix portion disposed so as to surround the one or the plurality of stabilizing copper portions, the superconducting matrix portion including a Nb or Nb-based alloy core and a Sn or Sn-based alloy core embedded in a Cu or Cu-based alloy matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Takashi Hase, Kyoji Zaitsu
  • Patent number: 7981520
    Abstract: A coating suitable for use as protective oxide-forming coatings on Nb-based substrates, and particularly monolithic niobium-based alloys, exposed to high temperatures and oxidative environments. The coating contains aluminum, may further contain silicon, and optionally contains niobium, titanium, hafnium, and/or chromium, which in combination form one or more intermetallic phases that promote the formation of a slow-growing oxide scale. The intermetallic phases may be M(Al,Si)3, M5(Al,Si)3, and/or M3Si5Al2 where M is niobium, titanium, hafnium, and/or chromium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Joseph David Rigney, Richard DiDomizio, Voramon Supatarawanich Dheeradhada
  • Publication number: 20110146848
    Abstract: Coatings suitable for use as protective oxide-forming coatings on Nb-based substrates exposed to high temperatures and oxidative environments. The coatings contain chromium and/or molybdenum, preferably contains silicon, and optionally contains niobium, titanium, hafnium, iron, rhenium, tantalum, and/or tungsten, which in combination form multiple intermetallic phases, which in combination form one or more intermetallic phases that promote the formation of a slow-growing oxide scale. Depending on the particular coating composition, the intermetallic phases may be: a silicon-modified Cr2Nb Laves phase and optionally a chromium solid solution phase, a CrNbSi intermetallic phase, and/or an M3Si intermetallic phase where M is niobium, titanium, and/or chromium; or M5Si3, MSi2 and/or M3Si2 where M is molybdenum, niobium, titanium, chromium, hafnium, iron, rhenium, tantalum, and/or tungsten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Joseph David Rigney, Richard DiDomizio, Voramon Supatarawanich Dheeradhada
  • Publication number: 20110028327
    Abstract: A superconducting circuit including a superconducting joint that joints a niobium titanium superconducting wire having a structure where a filament made of niobium titanium alloy is arranged in a matrix made of copper or copper alloy and other superconducting wire, in which a volume ratio or a surface density of an ?-Ti precipitation in the niobium titanium alloy of the filament in the superconducting joint is smaller than the volume ratio or the surface density of the ?-Ti precipitation in the niobium titanium alloy of the filament in the niobium titanium superconducting wire in a portion other than the superconducting joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Motomune Kodama, Michiya Okada, Masaya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20100330395
    Abstract: A hard bias (HB) structure for producing longitudinal bias to stabilize a free layer in an adjacent spin valve is disclosed and includes a composite seed layer made of at least Ta and a metal layer having a fcc(111) or hcp(001) texture to enhance perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in an overlying (Co/Ni)X laminated layer. The (Co/Ni)X HB layer deposition involves low power and high Ar pressure to avoid damaging Co/Ni interfaces and thereby preserves PMA. A capping layer is formed on the HB layer to protect against etchants in subsequent process steps. After initialization, magnetization direction in the HB layer is perpendicular to the sidewalls of the spin valve and generates an Mrt value that is greater than from an equivalent thickness of CoPt. A non-magnetic metal separation layer may be formed on the capping layer and spin valve to provide an electrical connection between top and bottom shields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Kunliang Zhang, Min Li, Yuchen Zhou, Min Zheng
  • Publication number: 20100321814
    Abstract: An electrical lap guide having a first layer, the first layer including a material having a first resistivity, the first layer having first and second contact regions for electrically connecting the electrical lap guide to electrical leads; a second layer, the second layer including a material having a second resistivity, wherein the electrical lapping guide has a lapping axis and a layered axis, the layered axis being perpendicular to the lapping axis, the electrical lapping guide has an air bearing plane, the air bearing plane being perpendicular to the lapping axis, the second layer is disposed adjacent to a portion of the first layer in the direction of the layered axis, and the first layer extends farther in the lapping axis than does the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jie Zou, Zhongyan Wang
  • Publication number: 20100297465
    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: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka Nishihara, Takeshi Suzuki, Noriko Makiishi, Takumi Tanaka, Hiroki Iwasa, Norihiko Nakamura, Kaoru Sato, Takashi Kawano
  • Patent number: 7745014
    Abstract: Getter multilayer structures are disclosed, embodiments of which include at least a layer of a non-evaporable getter alloy having a low activation temperature over a layer of a different non-evaporable getter material having high specific surface area, both preferably obtained by cathodic deposition. The multilayer NEG structures exhibit better gas sorbing characteristics and lower activation temperature lower than those of deposits made up of a single material. A process for manufacturing such structures includes depositing a first, high surface area NEG film on a support, and then depositing a thin over layer of low activation NEG film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: SAES Getters S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Conte, Marco Moraja
  • Patent number: 7718898
    Abstract: A precursor for manufacturing a Nb3Sn superconducting wire according to the present invention includes a mono-element wire including a Sn or Sn-based alloy core disposed at the, a Cu or Cu-based alloy matrix and a plurality of Nb or Nb-based alloy filaments surrounding the Sn or Sn-based alloy core, and a diffusion barrier layer and a stabilizing copper layer surrounding the Cu or Cu-based alloy matrix. In a final shape after a reduction process, the average diameter of the Nb or Nb-based alloy filaments is set to 5 ?m to 30 ?m, and the average distance between the Sn or Sn-based alloy core and the Nb or Nb-based alloy filaments nearest the Sn or Sn-based alloy core is set to 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Takayuki Miyatake, Takayoshi Miyazaki, Kyoji Zaitsu
  • Publication number: 20100055491
    Abstract: Fabrication techniques for and examples of metallic composite materials with high toughness, high strength, and lightweight for various structural, armor, and structural-armor applications. For example, various advanced materials based on metallic-intermetallic laminate (MIL) composite materials are described, including materials with passive damping features and built-in sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Vecchio, Aashish Rohatgi, John Kosmatka
  • Publication number: 20090042056
    Abstract: A coating suitable for use as protective oxide-forming coatings on Nb-based substrates, and particularly monolithic niobium-based alloys, exposed to high temperatures and oxidative environments. The coating contains aluminum, may further contain silicon, and optionally contains niobium, titanium, hafnium, and/or chromium, which in combination form one or more intermetallic phases that promote the formation of a slow-growing oxide scale. The intermetallic phases may be M(Al,Si)3, M5(Al,Si)3, and/or M3Si5Al2 where M is niobium, titanium, hafnium, and/or chromium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMAPNY
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Joseph David Rigney, Richard DiDomizio, Voramon Supatarawanich Dheeradhada
  • Publication number: 20080274372
    Abstract: An object comprising a conductive body part, a layer comprising a refractory metal (e.g. tantalum), and a layer comprising a precious metal (e.g. platinum or gold). A metallurgical bond has been formed between the layers. Thereby oxidation of the refractory metal layer, and thereby passivation of the object, can be avoided even with small amounts of precious metal. This lowers the material costs while ensuring desired corrosion resistant properties. The object is suitable for an electrode to be used in a corrosive environment, in particular when a large conductivity is needed. Also a method of manufacturing the object. The metallurgical bond is provided by heating the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: DANFOSS A/S
    Inventors: Bo Gillesberg, Erik Christensen, Hans Joergen Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20080274369
    Abstract: An alloy for use in vapor deposition or atomic layer deposition is described herein that includes ruthenium and at least one element from group IV, V or VI of the Periodic Chart of the Elements or a combination thereof. In addition, a layered material is described herein that comprises at least one layer that includes a ruthenium-based material or ruthenium-based alloy and at least one layer that includes at least one element from group IV, V or VI of the Periodic Chart of the Elements or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Eal H. Lee, Nicola Truong, Robert Prater, Morales Diana
  • Patent number: 7445810
    Abstract: A method of making tantalum structures, including, creating a tantalum layer disposed on a first layer region of a first layer and on a second layer region of a second layer. The tantalum layer has a substantially bcc-phase tantalum region on the first layer region, and a non-bcc-phase tantalum region on the second layer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Arjang Fartash
  • Patent number: 7413814
    Abstract: Getter multilayer structures are disclosed, embodiments of which include at least a layer of a non-evaporable getter alloy having a low activation temperature over a layer of a different non-evaporable getter material having high specific surface area, both preferably obtained by cathodic deposition. The multilayer NEG structures exhibit better gas sorbing characteristics and lower activation temperature lower than those of deposits made up of a single material. A process for manufacturing such structures includes depositing a first, high surface area NEG film on a support, and then depositing a thin over layer of low activation NEG film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: SAES Getters S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Conte, Marco Moraja
  • Patent number: 7405007
    Abstract: A method of electroplating metal onto a low conductivity layer combines a potential or current reversal waveform with variation in the amplitude and duration of the applied potential or current pulse. The method includes, over time, varying the duration of the pulse and continuously decreasing the amplitude of both the cathodic and anodic portions of the waveform across the surface of the low conductivity layer as the deposition zone moves from the center of the surface of the low conductivity layer to the outside edge. By virtue of the ability to vary the amplitude and duration of the pulse, the method facilitates the filling of structures in the center of the low conductivity layer without overdepositing on the outside edge, thus ensuring a controlled deposition of material across the surface of the low conductivity layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale W. Collins
  • Patent number: 7399532
    Abstract: A corrosive resistant metal material covered with a conductive substance suitable for use in a component material requiring conductivity and corrosion resistance like electrical conductive material, electrical contact, electromagnetic wave shield, electrochemical electrode or antistatic material, specifically for component material requiring conductivity in sever condition of corrosive environment is provided. A corrosive resistant metal material covered with a conductive substance is formed by cladding a corrosive resistant metal selected from the group consisting of titanium, zirconium, tantalum, niobium and alloy thereof on a conductive metal selected from the group consisting of iron, aluminum, copper, titanium, magnesium, zirconium, tantalum, niobium, tungsten, nickel, chrome and alloy thereof, and covering a conductive surface finishing layer over surface of a corrosive resistant metal layer with a mixture of conductive substance and resinous binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignees: Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Seido, Tatsuya Tonogi, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Minoru Shirahige, Masahiro Okahara
  • Patent number: 7400697
    Abstract: A rhenium lined niobium alloy tube for use as a clad tube for nuclear fuel in a nuclear reactor. The tube is produced by an electro deposit process. A graphite mandrel is placed in the electro deposit chamber as the cathode material. Refined rhenium stock is used as the anode material. The chamber is filled with the chloride electrolyte. The chamber is closed and the electrolyte bath is heated. Current and voltage applied across the anode and cathode cause the rhenium to be deposited on the mandrel. Refined niobium alloy is then used as the anode material and applied over the rhenium on the mandrel to a desired thickness. The part is removed from the chamber and ground to the desired outside diameter. The graphite mandrel is removed from the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: BWX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Carmack, Lewis C. Hartless, Jeffrey A. Halfinger
  • Publication number: 20080165912
    Abstract: A rhenium lined niobium alloy tube for use as a clad tube for nuclear fuel in a nuclear reactor. The tube is produced by an electro deposit process. A graphite mandrel is placed in the electro deposit chamber as the cathode material. Refined rhenium stock is used as the anode material. The chamber is filled with the chloride electrolyte. The chamber is closed and the electrolyte bath is heated. Current and voltage applied across the anode and cathode cause the rhenium to be deposited on the mandrel. Refined niobium alloy is then used as the anode material and applied over the rhenium on the mandrel to a desired thickness. The part is removed from the chamber and ground to the desired outside diameter. The graphite mandrel is removed from the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: William J. Carmack, Lewis C. Hartless, Jeffrey A. Halfinger
  • Patent number: 7129194
    Abstract: An improved catalyst system that includes a metal support structure and an anti-corrosive layer on the metal support structure, and has improved resistance to corrosion and other degradation under corrosive environments. Typically, a catalyst supporting layer is applied over the anti-corrosive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adra S. Baca, Lin He, Youchun Shi, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7049008
    Abstract: A hydrogen-permeable membrane includes a permeable layer which has a function of making hydrogen permeate therethrough, and a catalyst layer which acts as a catalyst for promoting permeation of the hydrogen in the permeable layer. An area of the catalyst layer which contacts gas is larger than an area of the permeable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Ito, Satoshi Aoyama, Toshihide Nakata, Masahiko Iijima, Hiromichi Sato
  • Patent number: 7026058
    Abstract: A multilayered hydrogen absorbing body is provided which is formed by laminating at least two types of hydrogen absorbing materials. The degrees of strains cause due to absorption/desorption of hydrogen are different between the hydrogen absorbing materials adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Towata, Masakazu Aoki, Tatsumi Hioki, Akio Itoh, Akihiko Koiwai, Toshihiro Mouri, Katsushi Saito
  • Patent number: 6991856
    Abstract: Reactive foils and their uses are provided as localized heat sources useful, for example, in ignition, joining and propulsion. An improved reactive foil is preferably a freestanding multilayered foil structure made up of alternating layers selected from materials that will react with one another in an exothermic and self-propagating reaction. Upon reacting, this foil supplies highly localized heat energy that may be applied, for example, to joining layers, or directly to bulk materials that are to be joined. This foil heat-source allows rapid bonding to occur at room temperature in virtually any environment (e.g., air, vacuum, water, etc.). If a joining material is used, the foil reaction will supply enough heat to melt or soften the joining material, which upon cooling will form a strong bond, joining two or more bulk materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Timothy P. Weihs, Michael Reiss, Omar Knio, Albert Joseph Swiston, Jr., David van Heerden, Todd Hufnagel
  • Patent number: 6913842
    Abstract: A precision machine part is made of a plurality of pieces with a transient liquid phase diffusion bonding alloy provided between the pieces to bond them together. The precision machine part has one or more conveyance passages formed in it, has a longitudinal axis and is configured to permit passage of liquid or gas through the conveyance passage from a pipe line or cylinder. The pieces of the precision machine part are adhered to each other by transient liquid phase bonding with a ribbon of an amorphous bonding alloy. The bonding alloy can contain 1 to 10 atomic % V or can contain 1 to 15 atomic % of B or P or a mixture of B and P and 1 to 10 atomic % V, the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, and can exhibit an amount of contraction in a bonding stress loading direction caused by plastic deformation in the bonding process of not more than 5%. The bonding alloy may be an amorphous Ni-based alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Fukuju Industry Corporation Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Shinohara, Yutaka Takagi
  • Patent number: 6858320
    Abstract: A performance of a perpendicular magnetic recording medium, such as an increase in output or a decrease in noise, is improved by providing a good orientation of a magnetic recording layer in the perpendicular magnetic recording medium and by reducing an amount of an initial growth layer in the magnetic recording layer. The perpendicular magnetic recording medium includes an under layer, a magnetic recording layer, a protective film, and a liquid lubrication layer, which are sequentially provided on a non-magnetic substrate. The under layer contains non-magnetic NiFeCr or a permalloy-based soft magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunji Takenoiri, Yasushi Sakai
  • Patent number: 6852210
    Abstract: To provide a plating method, which enables wide industrial use of the redox system electroless plating method having excellent characteristics, and a plating bath precursor which is preferable for the plating method. The plating method comprises a process oxidizing first metal ions of a redox system of a plating bath from a lower oxidation state to a high oxidation state, and second metal ions of said redox system are reduced and deposited onto the surface of an object to be plated, wherein a process is provided in which by supplying the electrical current to the plating bath, the first metal ions are reduced from said lower oxidation state to thereby activate the plating bath. The plating bath precursor is formed stabilizing the plating bath so that reduction and deposition of the second metal ions substantially do not occur in order to improve its storing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignees: Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keigo Obata, Dong-Hyun Kim, Takao Takeuchi, Seiichiro Nakao, Shinji Inazawa, Ayao Kariya, Masatoshi Majima, Shigeyoshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6835467
    Abstract: Disclosed are a structure of multi-layered clad plates and sheets for corrosion resistance and a fabricating method thereof. Provided are clad plates and sheets for corrosion resistance in which Ni, Co, Ti, Nb, V, and Zr having an excellent corrosion resistance, or an alloy thereof are bonded to cheap Fe, Cu, or an alloy thereof. Chemical compositions of the clad metals and structures of the clad plates and sheets are easily modified with service conditions of the clad plates and sheets. Also, this invention provides a more cost-effective method based on a resistance seam welding process for fabricating the corrosion-resistant clad plates and sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jung Mann Doh, Ji Young Byun, Kyu Won Cho, Ju Yong Jung
  • Publication number: 20040253476
    Abstract: Getter multilayer structures are disclosed, embodiments of which include at least a layer of a non-evaporable getter alloy having a low activation temperature over a layer of a different non-evaporable getter material having high specific surface area, both preferably obtained by cathodic deposition. The multilayer NEG structures exhibit better gas sorbing characteristics and lower activation temperature lower than those of deposits made up of a single material. A process for manufacturing such structures includes depositing a first, high surface area NEG film on a support, and then depositing a thin over layer of low activation NEG film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Andrea Conte, Marco Moraja