Ni-base Component Patents (Class 428/680)
  • Patent number: 10578782
    Abstract: A coated substrate having a coating and a method of forming the same is disclosed, wherein the coating includes a plurality of discrete layers. The coating includes three reflective layers, an alloy layer disposed between two of the reflective layers, and two oxide layers and has a total thickness of 4000 ? or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: APOGEE ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Boyum, Randy Leland Stull
  • Patent number: 10202855
    Abstract: A coating system for a surface of a superalloy component is provided. The coating system includes a MCrAlY coating on the surface of the superalloy component, where M is Ni, Fe, Co, or a combination thereof. The MCrAlY coating generally has a higher chromium content than the superalloy component. The MCrAlY coating also includes a platinum-group metal aluminide diffusion layer. The MCrAlY coating includes Re, Ta, or a mixture thereof. Methods are also provided for forming a coating system on a surface of a superalloy component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, Michael David Clark, Susan Lee Sheets
  • Patent number: 9890642
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing an alloyed, in particular multiple-alloyed aluminide or chromide layer on a component by alitizing or chromizing. First a green compact layer (9) consisting of a binder (5) and metal particles (7) is deposited on the component (1) to be coated and then alitizing or chromizing is carried out, binder and metal particles being deposited on the component separately from one another, first the binder and then the metal particles. A turbine component produced by this process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
    Inventors: Horst Pillhoefer, Max Morant, Stefan Mueller, Anja Kliewe
  • Patent number: 9757810
    Abstract: Disclosed is an amorphous, ductile brazing foil with a composition consisting essentially of NirestCraBbPcSid with 2 atomic percent?a?30 atomic percent; 0.5 atomic percent?b?14 atomic percent; 2 atomic percent?c?20 atomic percent; 0 atomic percent?d?14 atomic percent; incidental impurities?0.5 atomic percent; rest Ni, where c>b>c/15 and 10 atomic percent?b+c+d?25 atomic percent. Also disclosed is amorphous, ductile Ni-based brazing foil having a composition consisting essentially of NirestCraBbPcSidCeXfYg wherein a, b, c, d, e, f, and g are numbers such that 2 atomic percent?a?30 atomic percent; 0.5 atomic percent?b?14 atomic percent; 2 atomic percent?c?20 atomic percent; 0 atomic percent?d?14 atomic percent; 0 atomic percent?e?5 atomic percent; 0 atomic percent?f?5 atomic percent; 0 atomic percent?g?20 atomic percent; wherein incidental impurities are present, if at all, in amounts?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Hartmann, Dieter Nuetzel
  • Patent number: 9382605
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an improved low-cost metallic coating to be deposited on gas turbine engine components. The metallic coating consists of 1.0 to 18 wt % cobalt, 3.0 to 18 wt % chromium, 5.0 to 15 wt % aluminum, 0.01 to 1.0 wt % yttrium, 0.01 to 0.6 wt % hafnium, 0.0 to 0.3 wt % silicon, 0.0 to 1.0 wt % zirconium, 0.0 to 10 wt % tantalum, 0.0 to 9.0 wt % tungsten, 0.0 to 10 wt % molybdenum, 0.0 to 43.0 wt % platinum, and the balance nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian S. Tryon, David A. Litton, Russell A. Beers
  • Patent number: 9349502
    Abstract: The present invention is an automotive wire provided with a conductor including at least one solid wire composed of a core and a metal film that covers the surface of the core, and an insulator that covers the conductor, wherein the core is composed of carbon steel, and the metal film has a thickness of 12.4 ?m to 29.6 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kizaki
  • Patent number: 9040166
    Abstract: A hot-pressed member includes a steel sheet, a Ni-diffusion region present in a surface layer of the steel sheet, and an intermetallic compound layer and a ZnO layer which are provided in order on the Ni-diffusion region, the intermetallic compound layer corresponding to a ? phase present in a phase equilibrium diagram of a Zn—Ni alloy, wherein a spontaneous immersion potential indicated in a 0.5 M NaCl aqueous air-saturated solution at 25° C.±5° C. is ?600 to ?360 mV based on a standard hydrogen electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakamaru, Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroyuki Masuoka, Shinji Ootsuka
  • Publication number: 20150132605
    Abstract: A composite composition that includes an MCrAlX alloy and a nano-oxide ceramic is disclosed. In the formula, M includes nickel, cobalt, iron, or a combination thereof, and X includes yttrium, hafnium, or a combination thereof, from about 0.001 percent to about 2 percent by weight of the alloy. The amount of the nano-oxide ceramic is greater than about 40 percent, by volume of the composition. A protective covering that includes the composite composition is also disclosed. The protective covering can be attached to a tip portion of a blade with a braze material. A method for joining a protective covering to a tip portion of a blade, and a method for repair of a blade, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sundeep Kumar, Anand Krishnamurthy, Kivilcim Onal, Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Dennis Michael Gray, Padmaja Parakala
  • Patent number: 9023488
    Abstract: In order to provide a steel sheet for hot pressing from which a hot-pressed part excellent in perforation corrosion resistance is obtainable and a method of manufacturing a hot-pressed part using the steel sheet for hot pressing, provided is a steel sheet for hot pressing having, sequentially on a surface of a base steel sheet: a plating layer I containing 60% by mass or more of Ni and the remainder consisting of Zn and inevitable impurities, a coating mass thereof being 0.01 to 5 g/m2; and a plating layer II containing 10 to 25% by mass of Ni and the remainder consisting of Zn and inevitable impurities, a coating mass thereof being 10 to 90 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroki Nakamaru
  • Patent number: 9012032
    Abstract: One or more embodiments relates to an MCrAlY bond coat comprising an MCrAlY layer in contact with a Y—Al2O3 layer. The MCrAlY layer is comprised of a ?-M solid solution, a ?-MAl intermetallic phase, and Y-type intermetallics. The Y—Al2O3 layer is comprised of Yttrium atoms coordinated with oxygen atoms comprising the Al2O3 lattice. Both the MCrAlY layer and the Y—Al2O3 layer have a substantial absence of Y—Al oxides, providing advantage in the maintainability of the Yttrium reservoir within the MCrAlY bulk. The MCrAlY bond coat may be fabricated through application of a Y2O3 paste to an MCrAlY material, followed by heating in a non-oxidizing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Paul D. Jablonski, Jeffrey A. Hawk
  • 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: 8999480
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells having a chiral configuration. The chiral configuration may be hexagonal or tetrachiral or have other configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Avinash Kolla, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Patent number: 8993118
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a steel sheet for a container excellent in corrosion resistance, adhesion, and weldability is provided, which includes a steel sheet; a Ni plating layer which is formed on a surface of the steel sheet in an amount of plating deposition containing a Ni amount of 0.3 to 3 g/m2 and contains Co in the range of 0.1 to 100 ppm; and a chromate coating layer which is formed on a surface of the Ni plating layer in an amount of coating deposition containing a converted Cr amount of 1 to 40 mg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Makoto Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8980414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrier-attached copper foil, wherein an ultrathin copper foil is not peeled from the carrier prior to the lamination to an insulating substrate, but can be peeled from the carrier after the lamination to the insulating substrate. A carrier-attached copper foil comprising a copper foil carrier, an intermediate layer laminated on the copper foil carrier, and an ultrathin copper layer laminated on the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate foil is configured with a Ni layer in contact with an interface of the copper foil carrier and a Cr layer in contact with an interface of the ultrathin copper layer, said Ni layer containing 1,000-40,000 ?g/dm2 of Ni and said Cr layer containing 10-100 ?g/dm2 of Cr is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Tomota Nagaura, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8974865
    Abstract: A component and a method of processing a component are disclosed. The method includes providing a base metal having a feature, removing the feature to form a processed region, applying a first layer to the processed region, and applying a second layer to the first layer. The base metal, the first layer, and the second layer each have predetermined thermal expansion coefficients, yield strengths, and elongations. The processed component includes the first layer applied to a processed region of the base metal and a second layer applied to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dechao Lin, Yan Cui, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Ganjiang Feng
  • Publication number: 20150056469
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a component and a fabricated component are disclosed. The method includes depositing a material to a component and manipulating the material to form a boundary region and a filler region for desired properties. The component includes the boundary region and the filler region, thereby having the desired properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yan CUI, Srikanth Chandrudu KOTTILINGAM, Daniel James DORRIETY, Brian Lee TOLLISON, Dechao LIN, Hai Buu SAM
  • Patent number: 8951644
    Abstract: A thermally protective coating (21), such as may be used over a nickel-based superalloy substrate (24). The protective coating (21) includes a CoNiCrAlY or a NiCoCrAlY material and addition of given amounts of one or more secondary elements. The secondary element(s) facilitate and/or join in one or more precipitation mechanisms (??, B2) that retain an aluminum reservoir in the protective coating (21), reducing aluminum diffusion into the substrate (24). This aluminum reservoir maintains a protective alumina scale (38) on the coating (21), thus improving coating life and allowing higher operating temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Burns, Anand A. Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20150030876
    Abstract: By using a two-layer NiCoCraly coating, the formation of cracks in a thermally grown oxide coating, such as is formed on the basis of the protective effect of the NiCoCraly coating, can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 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: 8932716
    Abstract: To provide a conductive particle, containing: a core particle; and a conductive layer formed on a surface of the core particle, wherein the core particle is a nickel particle, and wherein the conductive layer is a nickel plating layer a surface of which has a phosphorous concentration of 10% by mass or lower, and the conductive layer has an average thickness of 1 nm to 10 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ishimatsu, Yuta Araki
  • Patent number: 8920937
    Abstract: A protective coating system includes a nickel-aluminum-zirconium alloy coating having beta phase nickel-aluminum and at least one phase selected from gamma phase nickel and the gamma prime phase nickel-aluminum. The nickel-aluminum-zirconium alloy coating comprises 10 vol % to 60 vol % of the beta phase nickel-aluminum or 25 vol % to 75 vol % of the beta phase nickel-aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Litton, Venkatarama K. Seetharaman, Michael J. Maloney, Benjamin J. Zimmerman, Brian S. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8911878
    Abstract: Metal-clad polymer articles containing structural fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, automotive parts and components exposed to thermal cycling although the CLTE of the metallic layer and the one of the substrate is mismatched. The interface between the metallic layer and the polymer is suitably pretreated to withstand thermal cycling without failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Integran Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Tomantschger, Jonathan McCrea, Nandakumar Nagarajan, Francisco Gonzalez, Gino Palumbo, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Herath Katugaha
  • Patent number: 8906515
    Abstract: Metal-clad polymer articles containing structural fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein, are disclosed. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, automotive parts and components exposed to thermal cycling although the coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) of the metallic layer and the substrate are mismatched. The interface between the metallic layer and the polymer is suitably pretreated to withstand thermal cycling without failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Integran Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Tomantschger, Jonathan McCrea, Nandakumar Nagarajan, Francisco Gonzalez, Gino Palumbo, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Herath Katugaha, Diana Facchini, Jared J. Victor, Uwe Erb
  • Publication number: 20140342917
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a superconducting wire includes the following steps. A laminate metal having a first metal layer and a Ni layer formed on the first metal layer is prepared. An intermediate layer (20) is formed on the Ni layer of the laminate metal. A superconducting layer (30) is formed on the intermediate layer (20). By subjecting the laminate metal to a heat treatment after at least either of the step of forming a intermediate layer (20) and the step of forming a superconducting layer (30), a nonmagnetic Ni alloy layer (12) is formed from the laminate metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Hajime Ota
  • 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: 8813342
    Abstract: A method for producing a single-clad or multiple-clad product includes providing a welded assembly comprising a cladding material disposed on a substrate material. Both the substrate material and the cladding material are individually selected alloys. At least a first edge of the cladding material of the welded assembly does not extend to a first edge of the substrate material and thereby provides a margin between the first edges. A material that is an alloy having hot strength greater than the cladding material is within the margin and adjacent the first edge of the cladding material. The welded assembly is hot rolled to provide a hot rolled band, and the material within the margin inhibits the cladding material from spreading beyond the edge of the substrate material during the hot rolling. In certain embodiments of the methods, the substrate material is stainless steel and the cladding material is nickel or a nickel alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Bergstrom, Kris J. Schott, Mark A. Tarhay
  • Publication number: 20140234662
    Abstract: Known protective layers having high Cr content and additional silicon form brittle phases, which additionally become brittle under the effect of carbon during use. The protective layer according to the invention comprises a two-part metal layer, which contains tantalum on the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Georg Bostanjoglo, Axel Kaiser, Werner Stamm, Jan Steinbach, Dimitrios Thomaidis
  • Publication number: 20140234663
    Abstract: Coated articles and methods for applying coatings are described. In some cases, the coating can exhibit desirable properties and characteristics such as durability, corrosion resistance, and high conductivity. The articles may be coated, for example, using an electrodeposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Xtalic Corporation
    Inventors: John Cahalen, Alan C. Lund, Christopher A. Schuh
  • Patent number: 8808872
    Abstract: A germanium containing nickel-based solder having a similar composition to a nickel-based superalloy is provided. As a result of which the proportion of ?? formed in the solder is reduced. The solder also includes chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten, aluminum, and titanium. A component including the solder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Ott, Sebastian Piegert, Peter Randelzhofer, Robert Singer
  • Patent number: 8771839
    Abstract: A composite material includes a clad material including a base material that includes an iron-chromium alloy and vibration-damping layers that are provided on both surfaces of the base material and include a metal to suppress a vibration. A total thickness of the vibration-damping layers provided on the both surfaces of the base material is in a range of not less than 10% and not more than 40% relative to a total thickness of the clad material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Kuroki, Hiromitsu Kuroda, Tetsuya Tokumitsu
  • Patent number: 8748008
    Abstract: A fired heater tube that is resistant to corrosion and fouling is disclosed. The fired heater tube comprises an advantageous high performance coated material composition resistant to corrosion and fouling comprises: (PQR), wherein P is an oxide layer at the surface of (PQR), Q is a coating metal layer interposed between P and R, and R is a base metal layer, wherein P is substantially comprised of alumina, chromia, silica, mullite, spinels, and mixtures thereof, Q comprises Cr, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ni, Al, Si, Mn, Fe, Co, B, C, N, P, Ga, Ge, As, In, Sn, Sb, Pb, Sc, La, Y, Ce, Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Mo, W, Re, Ru, Rh, Ir, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au and mixtures thereof, and R is selected from the group consisting of low chromium steels, ferritic stainless steels, austenetic stainless steels, duplex stainless steels, Inconel alloys, Incoloy alloys, Fe—Ni based alloys, Ni-based alloys and Co-based alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: ChangMin Chun, Mark A Greaney, Ian A Cody, F. Pierce Hubbard, Jr., David Samuel Deutsch
  • Publication number: 20140147696
    Abstract: An article may include a substrate that comprises a nickel alloy. The substrate may include a modified subsurface region and a bulk region. The modified subsurface region may include a first composition and the bulk region may include a second composition different than the first composition. The modified subsurface region may include at least one of a reactive element or a noble metal, and the modified subsurface region comprises a thickness of less than about 0.3 ?m measured in a direction substantially normal to a surface of the substrate. The modified subsurface region may be formed by depositing a layer including at least one of the reactive element or the noble metal in a layer on a surface of the substrate and introducing the at least one of the reactive element or the noble metal into the modified subsurface region using ion bombardment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Ann Bolcavage, Randolph C. Helmink
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8728631
    Abstract: A dendrimer compound characterized by comprising a core represented by the following formula (1-1), (1-2), (1-3), or (1-4) and at least one kind of dendritic structure selected among dendritic structures represented by the following formulae (3) and (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Kitano, Yoshiaki Tsubata
  • Patent number: 8722202
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing the heat transfer of turbine engine components is disclosed that includes applying a metallic coating having a high thermal conductivity to the cold side of a turbine component to enhance heat transfer away from the component. The metallic coating may be roughened to improve heat transfer. The metal coating may be a Ni—Al bond coating having an aluminum content greater than about 50 weight percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, Marie Ann McMasters
  • Patent number: 8663816
    Abstract: A hot-pressed member includes a steel sheet, a Ni-diffusion region present in a surface layer of the steel sheet, and an intermetallic compound layer and a ZnO layer which are provided in order on the Ni-diffusion region, the intermetallic compound layer corresponding to a ? phase present in a phase equilibrium diagram of a Zn—Ni alloy, wherein a spontaneous immersion potential indicated in a 0.5 M NaCl aqueous air-saturated solution at 25° C.±5° C. is ?600 to ?360 mV based on a standard hydrogen electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakamaru, Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroyuki Masuoka, Shinji Ootsuka
  • Publication number: 20140050940
    Abstract: The invention relates to a part comprising a coating on a superalloy metal substrate, the coating comprising a metal underlayer covering said substrate, the part being characterized in that said metal underlayer contains a base of nickel aluminide and also contains 0.5 at % to 0.95 at % of one or more stabilizer elements M from the group formed by Cu and Ag for stabilizing the gamma and gamma prime phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: SNECMA, UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE lll, INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Guedou, Mathieu Boidot, Claude Estournes, Daniel Monceau, Djar Oquab, Serge Selezneff
  • Patent number: 8652650
    Abstract: Platinum-modified nickel-based superalloys and turbine engine components are provided. The platinum-modified nickel-based superalloy includes, by weight, aluminum, in a range of about 7.8 percent to about 8.2 percent, tantalum, in a range of about 5.0 percent to about 6.0 percent, rhenium, in a range of about 1.6 percent to about 2.0 percent, platinum, in a range of about 0.8 percent to about 1.4 percent, hafnium, in a range of about 0.20 percent to about 0.40 percent, silicon, in a range of about 0.30 percent to about 0.60 percent, about 0.02 percent carbon, about 0.01 percent boron, and a balance of nickel. The platinum-modified a nickel-based superalloy may also include, by weight, chromium in a range of about 4.0 percent to about 5.0 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Yiping Hu
  • Patent number: 8637165
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant electrical connector is disclosed. A multi-layer nickel underplating is applied to the substrate material of the connector contacts. The three layers of nickel include a leveling nickel layer, a sulfumate nickel layer, and a high-phosphorous nickel layer. A layer of gold is applied to the nickel underplating in an embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Siahaan, John B. Ardisana, II, Mathias Schmidt, Jason Sloey, Albert J. Golko, Eric Jol
  • Patent number: 8637166
    Abstract: Provided are strain hardened high strength nickel based alloy welds that yield improved properties and performance in joining high strength metals. The advantageous weldments include two or more segments of ferrous or non-ferrous components, and fusion welds, friction stir welds, electron beam welds, laser beam welds, or a combination thereof bonding adjacent segments of the components together, wherein the welds comprise a strain hardened nickel based alloy weld metal composition including greater than or equal to 10 wt % Mo based on the total weight of the nickel based alloy weld metal composition. Also provided are methods for forming the welds from the nickel based alloy weld compositions. The strain hardened high strength nickel based alloy welds are useful in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry in applications for natural gas transportation and storage, oil and gas well completion and production, and oil and gas refinery and chemical plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Exxonmobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Raghavan Ayer, Neeraj Srinivas Thirumalai, Hyun-Woo Jin, Daniel B. Lillig, Douglas Paul Fairchild, Steven Jeffrey Ford
  • Publication number: 20140023880
    Abstract: An electrical conductor has a metal substrate. A seal layer is provided exterior of the metal substrate. A nickel layer is provided exterior of the seal layer. The seal layer is a non-nickel based metal. Optionally, the seal layer may be tin based. Optionally, the seal layer may create intermetallic interface layers with the nickel layer and the metal substrate. Optionally, the electrical conductor may constitute a contact configured for mating with at least one of a printed circuit board or another mating contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: GEORGE JYH-SHANN CHOU, Robert Daniel Hilty
  • Patent number: 8632890
    Abstract: A method for forming a nickel aluminide based coating on a metallic substrate includes providing a first source for providing a significant portion of the aluminum content for a coating precursor and a separate nickel alloy source for providing substantially all the nickel and additional alloying elements for the coating precursor. Cathodic arc (ion plasma) deposition techniques may be utilized to provide the coating precursor on a metallic substrate. The coating precursor may be provided in discrete layers, or from a co-deposition process. Subsequent processing or heat treatment forms the nickel aluminide based coating from the coating precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brian Thomas Hazel, Don Mark Lipkin, Michael Howard Rucker, Rudolfo Viguie
  • Publication number: 20140011049
    Abstract: A two-layered NiCoCrAlY layer is provided. The layer includes a bottom and a top layer. Through the use of a two-layered NiCoCrAlY layer, it is possible to reduce the formation of cracks in the thermally grown oxide layer as forms on account of the protective action of the NiCoCrAlY layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Werner Stamm
  • Patent number: 8609220
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells or units having an auxetic configuration and that are constructed from aluminum or titanium alloys. The cells may have an angle of ?10°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Georges M. Fadel, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Publication number: 20130323533
    Abstract: Methods for repairing superalloy components include disposing a single crystal coupon in a void of the superalloy component, disposing one or more shims between the single crystal coupon and the superalloy component, and, welding the one or more shims to join with the single crystal coupon and the superalloy component using a high energy density beam welder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Yan Cui, Paul Stephen DiMascio, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Brian Lee Tollison, Dechao Lin
  • Publication number: 20130302647
    Abstract: A multi component braze filler alloy is described having a melting temperature less than about 1235 deg. C. and greater than about 1150 deg. C. This alloy can be processed by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) at a temperature above about 1065 deg. C. and is particularly suited for the repair of gas turbine blades and vanes, especially those made from alloy 247. The relatively low Ti content in the present braze alloy tends to form less MC carbides at the joint interface, particularly in comparison with other braze alloys high in Zr and/or Hf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kazim Ozbaysal, Sebastian Piegert
  • Patent number: 8580390
    Abstract: Provided is a rolled copper foil or electrolytic copper foil for an electronic circuit to be used for forming a circuit by etching, wherein the copper foil comprises a heat resistance layer composed of zinc or zinc alloy or its oxide formed on an etching side of the rolled copper foil or electrolytic copper foil, and a layer of nickel or nickel alloy, which is a metal or alloy with a lower etching rate than copper, formed on the heat resistance layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamanishi, Kengo Kaminaga, Ryo Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 8568901
    Abstract: An alloy for use as a welding overlay for boiler tubes in a low NOx coal-fired boiler comprising in % by weight: 36 to 43% Cr, 0.2 to 5.0% Fe, 0-2.0% Nb, 0-1% Mo, 0.3 to 1% Ti, 0.5 to 2% Al, 0.005 to 0.05% C, 0.005 to 0.020% (Mg+Ca), 0-1% Mn, 0-0.5% Si, less than 0.01% S, balance substantially Ni and trace additions and impurities. The alloy provides exceptional coal ash corrosion resistance in low partial pressures of oxygen. The alloy also increases in hardness and in thermal conductivity at service temperature over time. The increased hardness improves erosion resistance of the tubes while the increased thermal conductivity improves the thermal efficiency of the boiler and its power generation capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Huntington Alloys Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel D. Kiser, Brian A. Baker
  • Patent number: 8563142
    Abstract: A dual brazing alloy element for a materially integral connection of a ceramic surface to a metallic surface includes a first layer having a Ni-based brazing alloy with a Ni content of at least 50% by weight and having at least one component configured to lower a melting point of the Ni-based brazing alloy selected from the group consisting of Si, B, Mn, Sn and Ge. A second layer includes an active brazing alloy material having a total content of 1-15% by weight of at least one active element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Hf, Zr and V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Bossmann, Alexander Schnell