Fe-base Has 0.01-1.7% Carbon (i.e., Steel) Patents (Class 428/677)
  • Patent number: 10270142
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a zinc air cell having an anode can made of a copper alloy. The anode can material reduces internal gassing within the electrochemical cell while being compatible with the internal chemistry of the anode and the alkaline electrolyte of the cell itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ENERGIZER BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney Stuart McKenzie, Jeffrey A. Poirier
  • Patent number: 9005767
    Abstract: A billet includes a solid steel body and an alloy cladding. The cladding may include a square tube in which the body is inserted with an interface at which the cladding becomes bonded to the body when the billet is heated and rolled or otherwise worked into a ferrous product. At least one element composed of a mass of finely divided scavenging aluminum, titanium or magnesium, is placed in the tube adjacent the body and separate from the interface. The elements are advantageously compressed into briquettes which scavenge oxygen from residual air at the interface to prevent oxidation of the cladding at the interface. The tube may be closed to prevent gases outside the billet from penetrating to the interface. Alternatively, reliance may be placed on the briquettes to scavenge oxygen from the residual air and also from atmospheric air and furnace gases before they can penetrate to the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Cladinox International Limited
    Inventor: Antonino Giorgio Cacace
  • Publication number: 20150099068
    Abstract: A steel cord (2) for an extrusion process, where a steel wire (6) is connected to the leading end of the steel cord (2). The steel wire (6) is easy to insert through an extruder head (12) and leads the steel cord (2) through the extruder head (12), to facilitate the change-over of steel cord (12) on an extruder (10) to reduce the change-over time. Also an apparatus (10), a change-over process, and the use of the steel cord (2) for an extrusion process is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Zhichao Cheng, Pengfei Wang, Linglong Yang
  • Patent number: 8993064
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for a superconducting compound and a method for manufacturing the substrate which can realize the excellent adhesive strength simultaneously with high orientation of copper. An absorbed material on a surface of a copper foil to which rolling is applied at a draft of 90% or more is removed by applying sputter etching to the surface of the copper foil, sputter etching is applied to a nonmagnetic metal sheet, the copper foil and the metal sheet are bonded to each other by applying a pressure to the copper foil and the metal sheet using reduction rolls, crystals of the copper in the copper foil are oriented by heating a laminated body formed by such bonding, copper is diffused into the metal sheet by heating with a copper diffusion distance of 10 nm or more, and a protective layer is laminated to a surface of the copper foil of the laminated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironao Okayama, Kouji Nanbu, Akira Kaneko, Hajime Ota, Kotaro Ohki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Kazuya Ohmatsu
  • Patent number: 8962152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brass-plated steel cord capable of further improving initial adhesiveness and heat-resistant adhesiveness between a coating rubber and a steel cord and also imparting excellent durability to a resulting rubber article, and more particularly to a brass-plated steel cord, wherein an outermost surface thereof contains 0.3 to 1.7 atomic % of phosphorus, 4.93 to 14 atomic % of zinc, and 0.01 to 2.0 atomic % of a metal having an ionization tendency lower than that of zinc and higher than that of copper as measured by XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy), and an amount of zinc in the outermost surface is 30 to 90 atomic % based on 100 atomic % of a total amount of zinc and copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Toyosawa
  • Publication number: 20150017467
    Abstract: An elongated steel element adapted for the reinforcement of rubber products is covered with a ternary alloy or quaternary alloy coating of copper-M-zinc. M is one or two metals selected out of the group consisting of cobalt, nickel, tin, indium, manganese, iron, bismuth and molybdenum. The copper content inside the coating ranges from 58 weight percent to 75 weight percent. The content of the one or two metals inside said coating ranges from 0.5 weight percent to 10 weight percent. The remainder is zinc and unavoidable impurities. The one or two metals are present throughout the coating. Phosphorus is present on and/or in the coating in an amount of more than 1 and less than 4 milligram per square meter of the coating. The coating further comprises one or, ore compounds which complex with the copper in the coating to form an insoluble film on its surface. Good results are obtained for steam ageing and cured humidity adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Guy Buytaert, Dieter Wemel, Patricia Reis
  • Publication number: 20140353030
    Abstract: The invention relates, in particular, to a composite wire which according to the invention has a structure having a core made of steel or a steel alloy and a copper alloy layer surrounding the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Feindrahtwerk Adolf Edelhoff GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard BÜRSTNER, Mathias FIOLKA
  • Patent number: 8900721
    Abstract: A bronze alloy includes copper, tin, bismuth, nickel and sulfur and a metal structure of the bronze alloy has an eutectoid phase including ?-copper having a lamellar structure including a flaky copper-tin intermetallic compound precipitated and metal particles including the bismuth dispersedly precipitated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: Akashi Gohdoh Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Funaki, Takeshi Kobayashi, Toru Maruyama, Toshimitu Okane, Iwao Akashi
  • Patent number: 8795450
    Abstract: There is provided a steel pipe for fuel injection pipe that assures prolonged fatigue life and high reliability by securing a high critical internal pressure, at which fatigue fracture does not occur, while the material strength is high. A steel pipe for fuel injection pipe consisting of, by mass percent, C: 0.12 to 0.27%, Si: 0.05 to 0.40%, and Mn: 0.8 to 2.0%, the balance being Fe and impurities, the impurities containing Ca: 0.001% or less, P: 0.02% or less, and S: 0.01% or less, wherein the tensile strength thereof is not lower than 900 N/mm2, and the maximum diameter of a nonmetallic inclusion present during at least 20 ?m depth from the inner surface of the steel pipe is not larger than 20 ?m. Further, this steel pipe can contain one or more kinds of Cr: 1% or less, Mo: 1% or less, Ti: 0.04% or less, Nb: 0.04% or less, and V: 0.1% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichiro Usui, Katsunori Nagao
  • Patent number: 8623518
    Abstract: A copper-based sliding material including a steel back metal layer and a Cu alloy layer is provided. The Cu alloy layer contains 0.5 to 15 mass % of Sn, 0.2 to 5 mass % of inorganic compound particles and the balance being Cu and unavoidable impurities. The inorganic compound particles are dispersed in a Cu alloy matrix and have an average size of 1 to 10 ?m. A ratio of a true density of the Cu alloy matrix in relation to that of the inorganic compound particles is 0.6 to 1.4 and a ratio of a thermal expansion coefficient of the Cu alloy matrix in relation to that of the inorganic compound particles is 1.5 to 3.0. An average distance between the inorganic compound particles dispersed in the Cu alloy matrix is 5 to 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Tujimoto, Kazuaki Toda
  • Patent number: 8623517
    Abstract: In a copper-based sliding material in which a Cu alloy layer contains 5% to 30% by mass of Bi, and the balance consisting of Cu and an unavoidable impurity, Bi is dispersed as particles of a Bi phase in the Cu alloy layer, and the mass ratio of the particles having a particle size of 2 to 50 ?m and a circularity of 0.1 to 0.7 is 30% or more in the entire Bi phase in the Cu alloy layer, so that the particles of the Bi phase are uniformly dispersed in the Cu alloy layer. Therefore, the particles of the Bi phase in the Cu alloy layer are sequentially exposed to a sliding surface as wear of the sliding material progresses while excessive flow-out of molten Bi is prevented, so that improved seizure resistance is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Sato, Takuo Imai, Kentaro Tujimoto
  • 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: 8557396
    Abstract: In the copper-alloy-based sliding material, alloy steel particles containing fine carbides are dispersed in a range of 1 to 20 wt % of the total weight into a Cu-based matrix containing 5 to 15 wt % of Sn, and the copper-alloy-based sliding material has a Vickers hardness in a range of 44 to 148 as a macro hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Ueyama
  • Patent number: 8415023
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, a combining layer formed on the substrate, a plurality of chromium nitride layers and a plurality of copper-titanium alloy layers formed on the combining layer. The combining layer is a chromium layer. Each chromium nitride layer interleaves with one copper-titanium alloy layer. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 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, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 8391011
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a heat sink having a top plate, a bottom plate spaced from the top plate and fins between the top and bottom plates, a first metal member laminated to the side of the top plate that is opposite from the fins, and a first insulator laminated to the first metal member. The top plate, the bottom plate and the first metal member are each made of a clad metal that is composed of a base metal and a brazing metal, so that the fins are brazed to the top and bottom plates, the first metal member is brazed to the top plate, and the first insulator is brazed to the first metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Shogo Mori, Eiji Kono
  • Publication number: 20130052480
    Abstract: A copper-based sliding material including a steel back metal layer and a Cu alloy layer is provided. The Cu alloy layer contains 0.5 to 15 mass % of Sn, 0.2 to 5 mass % of inorganic compound particles and the balance being Cu and unavoidable impurities. The inorganic compound particles are dispersed in a Cu alloy matrix and have an average size of 1 to 10 ?m. A ratio of a true density of the Cu alloy matrix in relation to that of the inorganic compound particles is 0.6 to 1.4 and a ratio of a thermal expansion coefficient of the Cu alloy matrix in relation to that of the inorganic compound particles is 1.5 to 3.0. An average distance between the inorganic compound particles dispersed in the Cu alloy matrix is 5 to 50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Tujimoto, Kazuaki Toda
  • Publication number: 20130040821
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for a superconducting compound and a method for manufacturing the substrate which can realize the excellent adhesive strength simultaneously with high orientation of copper. An absorbed material on a surface of a copper foil to which rolling is applied at a draft of 90% or more is removed by applying sputter etching to the surface of the copper foil, sputter etching is applied to a nonmagnetic metal sheet, the copper foil and the metal sheet are bonded to each other by applying a pressure to the copper foil and the metal sheet using reduction rolls, crystals of the copper in the copper foil are oriented by heating a laminated body formed by such bonding, copper is diffused into the metal sheet by heating with a copper diffusion distance of lOnm or more, and a protective layer is laminated to a surface of the copper foil of the laminated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironao Okayama, Kouji Nanbu, Akira Kaneko, Hajime Ota, Kotaro Ohki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Kazuya Ohmatsu
  • Publication number: 20120282488
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot-dipped steel 1 that demonstrates favorable corrosion resistance and formability, and has a favorable appearance of a plating layer. The hot-dipped steel of the present invention includes a steel substrate formed thereon with an aluminum-zinc alloy plating layer. The aluminum-zinc alloy plating layer contains Al, Zn, Si and Mg as constituent elements thereof and the Mg content is 0.1% to 10% by weight. The aluminum-zinc alloy plating layer contains 0.2% to 15% by volume of an Si—Mg phase, and the weight ratio of Mg in the Si—Mg phase to the total weight of Mg is 3% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: Nippon Steel Corporation, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Coated Sheet Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Fujii, Yoshikazu Yamanaka, Nobuki Shiragaki, Hiroshi Kanai, Nobuyuki Shimoda, Yasuhide Morimoto, Yoshihiro Suemune, Tooru Oohashi
  • Publication number: 20120270068
    Abstract: A method for making a coated article includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming a copper-cobalt target by a hot isostatic pressing process using copper powder and cobalt powder; forming a copper-cobalt alloy layer on the substrate by vacuum sputtering using the copper-cobalt target. A coated article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, SHUN-MAO LIN
  • Publication number: 20120270069
    Abstract: A method for making a coated article includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming a copper-iron target by a hot isostatic pressing process using copper powder and iron powder; forming a copper-iron alloy layer on the substrate by vacuum sputtering using the copper-iron target. A coated article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, SHUN-MAO LIN
  • Publication number: 20120177943
    Abstract: A metal substrate for a solar battery capable of inhibiting power generation efficiency of a unit solar cell from decrease due to a defect of the unit solar cell is provided. This metal substrate (1) for a solar battery includes a cladding material having a first metal layer (11) with a first surface (11a) formed with a unit solar cell (2) and a second metal layer (12) bonded to the first metal layer on a second surface (11b) opposite to the first surface, while a kurtosis (Rku) serving as an index indicating surface roughness of the first surface is not more than 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: NEOMAX MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamamoto, Ryouji Inoue, Keita Watanabe, Masaaki Ishio
  • Patent number: 8202626
    Abstract: A brass-plated steel wire for reinforcing rubber articles capable of surely improving adhesiveness between brass-plated steel wire and rubber and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Bridgestone
    Inventors: Shinichi Musha, Kiyotaka Sueyoshi
  • Patent number: 8129036
    Abstract: A heat transfer apparatus includes a first protective layer of a first metallic material, a second protective layer of a second metallic material, and a heat transfer layer bonded between the first protective layer and the second protective layer. The heat transfer layer is made of a metal matrix composite, such as aluminum oxide reinforcement dispersed within a copper matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Durwood M. Beringer, Kenneth J. Zacharias, Jesse J. Stieber, Edmund P. Taddey, Stephen A. Yaworski, Gregory K. Schwalm
  • Patent number: 8097377
    Abstract: A bi-polar plate is provided for a fuel cell stack. The bi-polar plate has improved surface wettability. The bi-polar plate includes a body including at least approximately ninety percent by weight of a metal and defining at least one flow channel. At least about 0.05 percent and up to 100 percent by weight of silicon is disposed on a surface of the at least one flow channel to form a high energy surface to form a high energy surface for the bi-polar plate. This can be achieved by adding from 0.5 to 10 weight % silicon to the steel. The percent of silicon is pre-determined based on a desired wettability of the high energy surface of the at least one flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventors: Keith E. Newman, Mahmoud H. Abd Elhamid, Charles H. Olk, Thomas A. Trabold, Gayatri Vyas
  • Patent number: 8029918
    Abstract: A brazing method includes assembling a first member and a second member, the first member including a base plate made of a ferrous material and a diffusion suppressing layer laminated on the base plate and made of a Ni—Cr alloy including more than about 15% and less than about 40% of Cr, the second member being disposed on the first member with a brazing material of a Cu—Ni alloy including more than about 10% and less than about 20% of Ni therebetween, and maintaining the temporary assembly at a temperature of more than about 1,200° C. to fuse the brazing material and diffuse Ni atoms and Cr atoms into the fused brazing material to form the braze joint, causing the resulting brazing material to have an increased melting point due to the Ni and Cr contents of the braze joint to self-solidify the braze joint, and then cooling the resulting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Neomax Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Masaaki Ishio, Shunji Kajikawa, Yoshitsugu Sakamoto, Takayuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7960032
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes a composite structure of materials that are formed together in a way which gives the composite structure improved yield strength and thermal conduction capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph R. Demers
  • Patent number: 7927715
    Abstract: A clad textured metal substrate for forming the epitaxial thin film thereon, which includes a metallic layer and a copper layer bonded to at least one face of the metallic layer, wherein the copper layer has a {100}<001> cube texture in which a deviating angle ?? of crystal axes satisfies ???6 degree. The clad textured metal substrate has an intermediate layer on the surface of the copper layer to form the epitaxial thin film thereon. The intermediate layer preferably includes at least one layer of a material selected from the group consisting of nickel, nickel oxide, zirconium oxide, rare-earth oxide, magnesium oxide, strontium titanate (STO), strontium barium titanate (SBTO), titanium nitride, silver, palladium, gold, iridium, ruthenium, rhodium and platinum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Naoji Kashima, Shigeo Nagaya, Kunihiro Shima, Hirofumi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 7790295
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material composite in strip form, process for producing said composite and use of the material composite as a sliding element. The material composite comprising a layer consisting of a copper multicomponent alloy which is permanently joined to a steel supporting layer, where the copper multicomponent alloy is composed of [in % by weight]: Ni 1.0 to 15.0%, Sn 2.0 to 12.0%, remainder Cu and inevitable impurities, optionally up to 5% manganese, optionally up to 3% silicon, optionally individually or in combination up to 1.5% Ti, Co, Cr, Al, Fe, Zn, Sb, optionally individually or in combination up to 0.5% B, Zr, P, S, optionally up to 25% Pb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Wieland-Werke AG
    Inventors: Maher Ababneh, Hans-Achim Kuhn, Volker Voggeser
  • Publication number: 20100167086
    Abstract: There is provided a steel pipe for fuel injection pipe that assures prolonged fatigue life and high reliability by securing a high critical internal pressure, at which fatigue fracture does not occur, while the material strength is high. A steel pipe for fuel injection pipe consisting of, by mass percent, C: 0.12 to 0.27%, Si: 0.05 to 0.40%, and Mn: 0.8 to 2.0%, the balance being Fe and impurities, the impurities containing Ca: 0.001% or less, P: 0.02% or less, and S: 0.01% or less, wherein the tensile strength thereof is not lower than 900 N/mm2, and the maximum diameter of a nonmetallic inclusion present during at least 20 ?m depth from the inner surface of the steel pipe is not larger than 20 ?m. Further, this steel pipe can contain one or more kinds of Cr: 1% or less, Mo: 1% or less, Ti: 0.04% or less, Nb: 0.04% or less, and V: 0.1% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicants: USUI KOKUSAI SANGYO KAISHA, SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: SHOICHIRO USUI, Katsunori Nagao
  • Publication number: 20100143743
    Abstract: A stainless steel substrate with one or more conductive metal layers, a method for manufacturing the same, and a hard disk drive suspension material using the same that are excellent in etching accuracy and does not involve the use of any substances casing environmental burdens, while ensuring stable adhesion between the conductive metal layers on the stainless steel substrate and the polyimide-based resin layer. The conductive metal layers are formed to have a total thickness ranging from 0.1 to 10 ?m, a centerline average surface roughness Ra from 0.05 to 1 ?m, and a ten-point average surface roughness Rz from 1 to 5 ?m, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Yamasaki, Jun Nakatsuka, Shuji Nagasaki, Tooru Inaguma, Yuji Kubo, Tsutomu Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20100068557
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plain bearing composite material with a supporting layer made of steel, a bearing metal layer made of a copper alloy, and with a lining applied to the bearing metal layer. The copper alloy can contain 0.5 5% by weight of nickel, 0.2 to 2.5% by weight of silicon and=0.1% by weight of lead. The lining can be a sputtered layer that is applied without an intermediate layer. The invention also relates to methods for producing this composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Gerd ANDLER
  • Publication number: 20100050375
    Abstract: In the copper-alloy-based sliding material, alloy steel particles containing fine carbides are dispersed in a range of 1 to 20 wt % of the total weight into a Cu-based matrix containing 5 to 15 wt % of Sn, and the copper-alloy-based sliding material has a Vickers hardness in a range of 44 to 148 as a macro hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Masanori Ueyama
  • Patent number: 7604872
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a joining area and method between copper and stainless steel or titanium, as well as the permanent cathode obtained, where said joining area is made of a first zone of a copper-nickel (Cu—Ni) alloy, an intermediate zone with a mostly nickel alloy or pure nickel and a second zone made of a stainless steel-nickel alloy, which is the result of the participating materials being cast in an arc welding process, for example TIG, MIG or manual arc using electrodes of nickel as welding contributor between said materials and their space arrangement, that is to say, leaving a separation between the materials when performing the welding process, thus ensuring as follows: a) greater tensile strength, b) a substantial improvement of corrosion resistance of the joint welding, and c) improvement of conductibility, which can be improved still further by modifying the straight design of the conducting bar by providing it with the “horn”-type shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Industria Proveedora de Partes Metalurgicas Limitada
    Inventors: Antonio Carracedo Rosende, Horacio Rafart Mouthon
  • Patent number: 7566417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an Ag alloy film. Particularly, it is preferably used as a reflective film or semi-transmissive reflective film for an optical information recording medium having high thermal conductivity/high reflectance/high durability in the field of optical information recording media, an electromagnetic-shielding film excellent in Ag aggregation resistance, and an optical reflective film on the back of a reflection type liquid crystal display device, or the like. The Ag alloy film of the present invention comprises an Ag base alloy containing Bi and/or Sb in a total amount of 0.005 to 10% (in terms of at %). Further, the present invention relates to a sputtering target used for the deposition of such an Ag alloy film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Tauchi, Katsutoshi Takagi, Junichi Nakai, Toshiki Sato
  • Patent number: 7504160
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a sliding body made up of a base body and a slide plate with a running surface arranged on the base body, wherein the slide plate and the base body are joined to one another by capacitor discharge welding. It is preferable for sliding bodies of this type to be used as a sliding shoe for hydrostatic piston engines. The running surface of the slide plate is made of a nonferrous-metal sliding bearing material produced by spray-compacting and, in particular, is made of a copper-tin-titanium alloy produced by spray-compacting and contains 13.5 to 20% by weight of tin, 0.05 to 0.5% by weight of titanium, remainder copper and optionally one or more of the elements selected from silicon, chromium and zirconium up to a total amount of 1.0% by weight, plus inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Wieland-Werke AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Mueller, Klaus Ohla, Michael Scharf
  • Publication number: 20080261072
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oriented substrate for forming an epitaxial thin film thereon, which has a more excellent orientation than that of a conventional one and a high strength, and a method for manufacturing the same. The present invention provides a clad textured metal substrate for forming the epitaxial thin film thereon, which includes a metallic layer and a copper layer bonded to at least one face of the above described metallic layer, wherein the above described copper layer has a {100}<001> cube texture in which a deviating angle ?? of crystal axes satisfies ???6 degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Naoji Kashima, Shigeo Nagaya, Kunihiro Shima, Hirofumi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 7335428
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooking vessel comprising a base made of a multilayer material and a side wall, the said multilayer material comprising, in succession from the outside of the vessel to the inside of the vessel: an outer part, having a thickness eE, consisting of a layer of a ferromagnetic Nickel based alloy having a Curie temperature of between 30 and 350° C. and a thermal expansion coefficient of greater than or equal to 6.5.10?6 K?1, and a core, having a thickness ec, comprising at least one layer selected among aluminium, aluminium alloy and copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignees: Imphy Alloys, Alinox AG
    Inventors: Hervé Fraisse, Yves Grosbety, Thierry Waeckerle, Markus Spring, Norbert Hoffstaedter
  • Patent number: 7332422
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a copper interconnect after a chemical-mechanical polishing that comprises: a) treating the surface of said copper interconnect with a nitrogen and oxygen containing treatment; and b) without breaking vacuum, treating the copper interconnect with a NH3 or H2 plasma treatment. Next a cap layer is formed over the copper interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Lu, Loh Nah Luona Goh, Liang Choo Hsia
  • Publication number: 20070254180
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material composite in strip form, in which a layer consisting of a copper multicomponent alloy is permanently joined to a steel supporting layer, where the copper multicomponent alloy is composed of. [in % by weight]: Ni 1.0 to 15.0%, Sn 2.0 to 12.0%, remainder Cu and inevitable impurities, optionally up to 5% manganese, optionally up to 3% silicon, optionally individually or in combination up to 1.5% Ti, Co, Cr, Al, Fe, Zn, Sb, optionally individually or in combination up to 0.5% B, Zr, P, S, optionally up to 25% Pb. The invention also relates to a process for producing the material composite in strip form, to the use of the material composite and to a composite sliding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Maher Ababneh, Hans-Achim Kuhn, Volker Voggeser
  • Patent number: 7279227
    Abstract: A thermal spray coated piston ring having improved initial running-in propery, and having scuffing resistance and wear resistance is provided. The spray coating film (3) of the piston ring (1) contains from 2 to 40 mass % of Sn and from 5 to 50 mass % of graphite, and if necessary, P, Sb, Co, Be, Cr, Mn, Si, Cd, Zn, Fe, Ni and/or Pb, the balance essentially consisting of Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
    Inventor: Ryou Obara
  • Patent number: 7270892
    Abstract: The invention describes a friction bearing with a steel support shell and a lead-free bearing metal layer on the basis of copper with the main alloy elements of tin and zinc, which layer is applied to the support shell. In order to combine advantageous sliding properties with favorable mechanical resilience it is proposed that the bearing metal layer has a share of tin of 2.5 to 11% by weight and a share of zinc of 0.5 to 5% by weight, with the sum total of the shares of tin and zinc being between 3 and 13% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Miba Gleitlager GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Mergen
  • Patent number: 7255933
    Abstract: A multi-layer sliding part is prepared by a process including mixing 1–50 parts by volume of a Cu-plated solid lubricant powder with 100 parts by volume of a Cu-based alloy powder comprising 5–20 mass % of Sn and a remainder of Cu to form a mixed powder, sintering the mixed powder in a reducing atmosphere to form a sintered mass, pulverizing the sintered mass to form a powder, dispersing the powder formed by pulverizing on a metal backing plate, and sintering the dispersed powder to bond grains of the dispersed powder to each other and to the backing plate. After sintering of the pulverized powder to form bearing metal layer, the bearing metal layer is pressed and densified. After densification, the bearing metal layer is annealed, again pressed, and then coated with a resin having good sliding properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Issaku Sato, Kenzo Tadokoro, Hideaki Tanibata
  • Patent number: 7220494
    Abstract: A product resistant or immune to carburization, metal dusting, coking, oxidation, and having sufficient mechanical strength for use at temperatures greater than 400° C. The product consists of a load-bearing member and a corrosion resistant member, wherein the corrosion resistant member is a Cu—Al-alloy comprising Si. The product can be used in CO-containing atmospheres, and/or hydrocarbon containing atmospheres or solid carbon containing processes. A method of resisting carburization, metal dusting, coking and oxidation is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Mats Lundberg, Johan Hernblom, Kenneth Göransson, Peter Szåkalos
  • Patent number: 7195825
    Abstract: A multi-layer sliding part is prepared by a process including mixing 1–50 parts by volume of a Cu-plated solid lubricant powder with 100 parts by volume of a Cu-based alloy powder comprising 5–20 mass % of Sn and a remainder of Cu to form a mixed powder, sintering the mixed powder in a reducing atmosphere to form a sintered mass, pulverizing the sintered mass to form a powder, dispersing the powder formed by pulverizing on a steel backing plate, and sintering the dispersed powder to bond grains of the dispersed powder to each other and to the backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Issaku Sato, Kenzou Tadokoro, Hideaki Tanibata
  • Patent number: 7097915
    Abstract: A separator plate for the production of printed circuit board components by pressing individual layers, which separator plate includes a metallic core layer and a coating on at least one side of the core layer, wherein the coating on the core layer, which is made of a comparatively well heat-conductive metal, is comprised of an outer metal layer applied to the core layer by cold-plating and made of a metal having a comparatively high surface hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: C2C Technologie fur Leiterplatten GmbH
    Inventor: Ernst D Backhau
  • Patent number: 6986950
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partition (1) or a method for producing a partition (1) for a multilayer pressed packet (3), wherein the partition (1) can be placed as a pressing sheet in the composite of a multilayer pressed packet (3) to be produced, especially between two multilayers (2). The unfavorable image transfer between the multilayers (2) that has occurred in the prior art up to now is cost-effectively prevented in that the partition (1) is implemented as a steel sheet, but not as a high-grade steel sheet, and that the steel sheet—at a temperature of essentially 180?C—possesses a tensile strength of at least Rm ? 500 Mpa and/or—at a temperature of essentially 180?C—a yield strength of at least Rp0.2 ? 470 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Monika Backhaus
    Inventor: Dieter Backhaus
  • Patent number: 6905779
    Abstract: A copper-based sliding material comprising sintered copper or sintered copper alloy, and 0.1 to 5 vol. % hard substance particles harder in hardness than said copper or copper alloy, said hard substance particles being substantially evenly dispersed so that, when at least one, randomly selected surface portion or sectional portion of said sintered copper or sintered copper alloy is partitioned into squares each having a side of 20 ?m, at least one particle exists in each of squares not less than 80% of the whole squares. The copper-based sliding material has good anti-seizure property and superior resistance to fatigue without containing any lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Sakai, Naohisa Kawakami, Satoru Kurimoto, Takashi Inaba, Koichi Yamamoto, Takayuki Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6808569
    Abstract: The anchoring of the carcass reinforcing elements 1 is assured by circumferential cables 2, with the interposition of a connecting rubber composition 3. The circumferential cable 2 is arranged in several turns forming one or more helices. These circumferential cables have an operational elongation rate Af=Ae+Ap of more than 4%. This operational elongation rate does not include the specific elongation As of the “cable” effect. The maximum stress Rm of the cable 2 is preferably more than 2000 MPa. The cables have undergone a heat treatment which has, in combination, the features of being a recovery annealing treatment and which is carried out directly on cable comprising wires previously separately covered by an adherent coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Sedepro
    Inventors: Pedro Costa Pereira, Jean-Claude Arnaud
  • Publication number: 20040197598
    Abstract: A stainless steel/Cu clad which has high-temperature strength enough to be not easily deformed and be sufficiently practical and high thermal conductivity for a high temperature use, and a manufacturing method of such a clad. The stainless steel/Cu clad of the invention is formed by bonding a high Mn austenitic stainless steel containing 9-16 mass % Mn and Cu metallically. Manufacturing of the stainless steel/Cu clad is carried out as follows. That is, a first sheet made of the high Mn austenitic stainless steel, a second sheet made of Cu, and a third sheet of a heat resisting steel which acts as a peeling material are wound in a coil shape in a state where they are laminated in such order and, subsequently, the obtained coil is vacuum-annealed, thereby bonding them and manufacturing the high Mn austenitic stainless steel/Cu clad having high-temperature strength and high-thermal conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Daisuke Imai, Masahiro Sasaki, Katunori Shirae
  • Patent number: 6800377
    Abstract: There is provided a multi-layer sliding material, comprising a back metal layer, a bearing alloy layer bonded onto the back metal layer, and a coating layer bonded onto the bearing alloy layer, said coating layer being made of an alloy consisting of 20 to 80 mass % Pb, at least one optional element not more than 10 mass % in total selected from the group consisting of In, Sb, Sn and Ag, and the balance Cu and incidental impurities. The material may further comprise a conforming layer made of an alloy containing not less than 80 mass % Pb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Takayanagi, Hideo Tsuji, Masahito Fujita, Takayuki Shibayama