Adjacent Functionally Defined Components Patents (Class 428/686)
  • Patent number: 10400115
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid composition contains a water-based medium containing water, a polymer having at least one type of groups selected from hydroxyl groups and amino groups, and phosphonobutanetricarboxylic acid. The aqueous liquid composition contains low-cost materials having low environmental load, can retain adequate viscosity even when stored over a long term, and can form a functional coating film having excellent adhesiveness to a base material and superb durability, solvent resistance and waterproofness and capable of exhibiting various functions led by electrical conductivity and hydrophilicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Iijima, Kozaburo Hayashi, Yosuke Ichinomiya
  • Publication number: 20150111062
    Abstract: A method to increase the damping of a substrate using a face-centered cubic ferromagnetic damping coating having high damping loss attributes when a strain amplitude is 500-2000 micro-strain, and/or maximum damping loss attributes that occurs when the strain amplitude is greater than 250 micro-strain, and a turbine component having a face-centered cubic ferromagnetic damping coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Mo-How Herman Shen
  • Publication number: 20150111061
    Abstract: A method to increase the damping of a substrate using a face-centered cubic ferromagnetic damping coating having high damping loss attributes when a strain amplitude is 500-2000 micro-strain, and/or maximum damping loss attributes that occurs when the strain amplitude is greater than 250 micro-strain, and a turbine component having a face-centered cubic ferromagnetic damping coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Mo-How Herman Shen
  • Publication number: 20150093593
    Abstract: A slide member is provided with a base material, a plated slide layer and an intermediate plated layer. The plated slide layer contains a solid lubricant. The intermediate plated layer is disposed between the base material and the plated slide layer, the intermediate plated layer increasing cohesion of the base material and the plated slide layer. The plated slide layer has a content of the solid lubricant in a range from 30 to 70 vol %, inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Takamoto ASAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150044507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composition comprising a blend of at least one boron source and at least one silicon source, and the composition further comprises particles selected from particles having wear resistance properties, particles having surface enhancing properties, particles having catalytic properties or combinations thereof, wherein the blend comprises boron and silicon in a weight ratio boron to silicon within a range from about 3:100 wt:wt to about 100:3 wt:wt, wherein silicon and boron are present in the blend in at least 25 wt %, and wherein the at least one boron source and the at least one silicon source are oxygen free except for inevitable amounts of contaminating oxygen, and wherein the blend is a mechanical blend of particles in and the particles have an average particle size less than 250 ?m. The present invention relates further to a method for providing a coated product and a coated product obtained by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventor: Per Sjödin
  • Publication number: 20150017477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printed circuit board, which includes a metal circuit layer electrically connected to an electronic component, a solder layer formed on an upper surface of the metal circuit layer, an intermetallic compound layer formed between the solder layer and the metal circuit layer, and a chunk portion formed in the intermetallic compound layer according to the thickness of the metal circuit layer, wherein the thickness of the metal circuit layer is 20 to 50 ?m, and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheol Ho HEO, Kwang Jin Kim, Jin Su Yeo, Young Ho Lee, Chul Min Lee, Joong Hyuk Jung
  • Publication number: 20140248512
    Abstract: A method of repairing or manufacturing a superalloy component (50) by depositing a plurality of layers (22, 24, 26, 28) of additive superalloy material having a property that is different than an underlying original superalloy material (30). The property that is changed between the original material and the additive material may be material composition, grain structure, principal grain axis, grain boundary strengthener, and/or porosity, for example. A region (60) of the component formed of the additive material will exhibit an improved performance when compared to the original material, such as a greater resistance to cracking (58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel, Gerald J. Bruck, Dhafer Jouini
  • Publication number: 20140242405
    Abstract: Grain-refined and amorphous metallic material based friction liners for braking devices as used, e.g., in motor vehicles such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, as well as bicycles and other applications requiring, at least at times, means for decelerating rotating parts are disclosed. Friction liners can have isotropic or anisotropic properties and the friction surfaces can optionally be rendered hydrophobic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Integran Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Klaus Tomantschger
  • Publication number: 20140234651
    Abstract: A multi-layer protective coating for a substrate arranged in or on a vessel and method of forming multi-layer protective coating on a substrate arranged in or on a vessel. Multi-layer protective coating includes a thermal sprayed bonding layer formed on and in contact with a first face of the substrate prepared in a manner to allow the bonding layer to adhere, the bonding layer having a substrate face and a non-substrate face, a resistance layer made of a material resistant to impact forces and corrosion caused by a corrosive environment in a vicinity of the substrate arranged in or on the vessel, the resistance layer formed on and in contact with the non-substrate face of the bonding layer, the resistance layer having a bond face and a non-bond face, and a sealant layer formed on and in contact with the non-bond face of the resistance layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SULZER METCO (US) INC.
    Inventors: Ronald MOLZ, James Frank LEACH, JR., Christopher WASSERMAN
  • Publication number: 20140057054
    Abstract: A co-evaporation alloy material includes a first evaporation material and a second evaporation material, the first evaporation material being completely covered by the second evaporation material. The second evaporation material is a metal or metal alloy different from the first evaporation material. The melting point of the first evaporation material is lower than the melting point of second evaporation material. An evaporation coating method using the co-evaporation alloy material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DA-HUA CAO
  • Publication number: 20140044991
    Abstract: Superalloy component castings, such as turbine blades and vanes, are fabricated or repaired by an electroslag or electrogas welding process that at least partially replicates the crystal structure of the original cast substrate in a cast-in-place substrate extension. The process re-melts the base substrate surface and grows it with new molten filler material. As the base substrate and the filler material solidify, the newly formed “re-cast” component has a directionally solidified uniaxial substrate extension portion that at least in part replicates the crystalline structure of the base substrate. The “re-cast” component can be fabricated with a unified single crystal structure, including the extension portion. In other applications, a substrate extension can replicate a directionally solidified uniaxial crystal structure of an original base substrate casting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Gerald J. Bruck
  • Patent number: 8647752
    Abstract: A thermal interface material (TIM) assembly is provided for use in conducting heat away from heat generating components. The TIM assembly generally includes a substrate, a metal alloy coupled to at least one side surface of the substrate, and a coating material covering at least part of the substrate and at least part of the metal alloy. The substrate may include a metal foil, a heat dissipating unit, a heat generating component, etc. The metal alloy may include a low melting metal alloy coupled to the substrate to form multiple bumps along the substrate in a pattern. The pattern may be generic such that the TIM assembly may be used with multiple different heat generating components to effectively conduct heat away from the multiple different heat generating components, or it may correspond to particular locations on a heat generating component away from which heat is to be conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason L Strader, Richard F Hill
  • Publication number: 20140030548
    Abstract: A turbine component and a process of fabricating a component are disclosed. The process includes excavating a base metal of the component to form a fill region and filling the fill region with a filler metal. The filler metal has a filler metal elongation that is at least 25% greater than a base metal elongation of the base metal. The filler includes, by weight, between about 4% and about 7% iron, between about 14% and about 17% chromium, between about 15% and about 17% molybdenum, between about 3% and about 5% tungsten, up to about 0.02% carbon, up to about 1% manganese, up to about 2.5% cobalt, and a balance of nickel and/or the filler metal elongation is greater than about 35% in/in per two inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Eicher McCONNELL, Stephen Gerard POPE, Bill Damon JOHNSTON, John Gregory OBEIRNE
  • Publication number: 20140011050
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to BMG articles with high bulk having all dimensions greater than the critical dimension. Exemplary BMG article can include at least one bulk component and/or one or more fixation elements configured on surface of the bulk component or inserted into the bulk component. Other embodiments relate to methods of making the BMG articles by thermo-plastic-formation of BMG alloy materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph C. Poole, Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Dermot J. Stratton, Stephen P. Zadesky
  • 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: 20130291463
    Abstract: An evaporative pattern having a high strength is provided. An evaporative pattern 102 is a pattern for an evaporative casting. In the evaporative pattern 102, a reinforcing member 30 which is made of a non-evaporative material that does not evaporate by heat of a molten metal is embedded in a joint 114 which is made of an evaporative material that evaporates by the heat of the molten metal. The evaporative material is typically foam polystyrene. The strength of the foam polystyrene is low. Since the reinforcing member which is made of a material having strength higher than that of the evaporative material is embedded in the evaporative pattern 102 which is made of the foam polystyrene, the strength of the evaporative pattern 102 improves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Yumi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130263678
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to diaphragm assembly for a pressure sensor, including a multi-layered assembly of an outer diaphragm and an inner diaphragm, and an intermediate layer between both diaphragms, the intermediate layer being made of a solid material which is permeable to air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Badotherm Proces Instrumentatie B.V.
    Inventors: Robert-Paul Bastiaan, Nicolaas Adrianus Johannes Bernardus Bontje, Reijer Wolting
  • Publication number: 20130260178
    Abstract: Metallic components, including superalloy components such as turbine vanes and blades, are joined or repaired by electric resistance with a high electrical resistivity brazing alloy composition. In some embodiments the brazing alloy comprises filler metal selected from the group consisting of nickel, iron, and cobalt base alloy and elements selected from the group consisting of phosphorous (P), boron (B), silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), sulfur (S), selenium (Se), carbon (C), tellurium (Te) and manganese (Mn). In performing the method of the present invention a high electrical resistivity brazing alloy composition is introduced within a substrate defect or interposed between two substrates that are to be joined. An electric current is passed through the brazing alloy until the alloy melts and bonds to the adjoining substrate. High resistivity of the brazing alloy concentrates heat generated by the current flow in the brazing alloy rather than in the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: David G. Sansom, Gerald J. Bruck
  • Patent number: 8535813
    Abstract: A use of a coilable multi-layer metallic composite material produced by means of roll-cladding in a vehicle structure, in particular a body structure, provides an alternative to monolithic materials. The composite material used in a vehicle structure is a lightweight composite material and comprises three layers of a steel alloy, wherein at least one of the layers is formed from a high-strength or very high-strength steel alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Jens-Ulrik Becker, Lothar Patberg, Peter Seyfried, Horst Walter Tamler, Roland Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20130114059
    Abstract: A metal component (262M, 300M) is designed for use in an EUV lithography apparatus, for example as a spectral purity filter (260) or a heating element (300) in a hydrogen radical generator. An exposed surface of the metal is treated (262P, 300P) to inhibit the formation of an oxide of said metal in an air environment prior to operation. This prevents contamination of optical components by subsequent evaporation of the oxide during operation of the component at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Jacobus Johan Jak, Vadim Yevgenyevich Banine, Wouter Anthon Soer, Andrei Mikhailovich Yakunn, Maarten Van Kampen, Gerard Frans Jozef Schasfoort
  • Publication number: 20130069042
    Abstract: There are provided an electrode foil which has both the functions of a supporting base material and a reflective electrode and also has a superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil and a reflective layer provided directly on the metal foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Nozomu Kitajima, Naohiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20130001782
    Abstract: The laminated high melting point soldering layer includes: a laminated structure which laminated a plurality of three-layered structures, the respective three-layered structures including a low melting point metal thin film layer and a high melting point metal thin film layers disposed on a surface and a back side surface of the low melting point metal thin film layer; a first high melting point metal layer disposed on the surface of the laminated structure; and a second high melting point metal layer disposed on the back side surface of the laminated structure. The low melting point metal thin film layer and the high melting point metal thin film layer are mutually alloyed by TLP, and the laminated structure, and the first high melting point metal layer and the second high melting point metal layer are mutually alloyed by the TLP bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takukazu Otsuka, Keiji Okumura
  • Publication number: 20120328904
    Abstract: Printed circuit boards and related articles including electrodeposited coatings are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Xtalic Corporation
    Inventors: Donald M. Baskin, John Cahalen, Jacob Sylvester
  • Publication number: 20120263972
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for carrying out the diffusion treatment on the coating of engineering parts resistant to marine climate. The method comprises the following steps: 1. pre-treating the parts; 2. pre-heating the parts in a protective atmosphere furnace; 3. immersing the pre-heated parts in a plating solution in away that the parts are rotated in the submerging process; 4. undergoing the diffusion treatment, particularly, putting the immersion-plated parts into a vacuum furnace, holding at 800 to 950 DEG C for 1 to 3 hours, then reducing the temperature gradually and taking out the parts, and forming a diffusion layer on a substrate through the diffusion of atoms at the interface to achieve the metallurgical combination between the coating and the substrate. The parts treated by the method of the invention are highly resistant to corrosion and scouring erosion under the condition of marine climate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: JIANGSU LINLONG NEW MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lixin Feng, Minyan Zhang, Qiang Miao
  • Publication number: 20120258333
    Abstract: A contoured metal building panel comprising an inner layer formed from a piece of flexible material that has been manipulated to create contours along its surface and an outer coating that substantially encases and hardens the flexible material so that the contours are substantially rigid and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: A. ZAHNER COMPANY
    Inventors: L. William Zahner, III, Reilly Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8252428
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet having high strength and ability to absorb impact energy to a high degree is formed into a strengthening member for an vehicle, having both superior energy absorption efficiency and bonding properties. The high-strength member has a high-strength steel sheet having not less than 5000 MPa of gradient du/de of a stress-strain diagram in a range of 3 to 7% of true strain obtained in a tension test, and a steel sheet having 0.3 to 0.85 of tension strength ratio against tension strength of the high-strength steel sheet, the steel sheets bonded at their ends with space extending in a prescribed direction between the steel sheets, and a load is to be applied on the member from the prescribed direction when the member is acted upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Takaki, Yoshitaka Okitsu
  • Patent number: 8221898
    Abstract: A multilayered composite part includes a plurality of steel alloy layers connected to one another, with at least one core layer consisting of a soft, well deformable steel alloy and at least one steel alloy layer of a very high strength steel alloy, arranged on the core layer. A multilayered composite part which is characterized simultaneously by a high strength paired with very good outer skin quality and very good paint adherence, is achieved in that at least one outer steel alloy layer of a soft, well deformable steel alloy is provided on the very high strength steel alloy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Jens-Ulrik Becker, Peter Seyfried, Michael Steinhorst, Horst Walter Tamler, Roland Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20120164473
    Abstract: Coated products are described comprising a metallic substrate, an aluminium-rich layer, a chromia-forming layer and a thermally insulating top coat. The chromia-forming layer is located between the substrate and the thermally-insulating top coat. The aluminium-rich layer is located between the substrate and the chromia-forming layer. The coating may be used to provide protection of parts exposed to conditions of relatively high temperatures, heat flux, and/or corrosive environments, such as the conditions in industrial gas turbines using poorer-quality fuels (such as bio-fuels).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Mary Taylor, Hugh Evans, Simon Gray, John Nicholls
  • Publication number: 20120160361
    Abstract: The invention relates to the manufacture of protective coatings onto interior surface of long-length tubes or pipes having relatively small diameter, in order to prevent corrosion-, erosion-, or wear damage of said surface. The method for manufacturing a tube comprising an embedded corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant-coating, wherein the tube consists of an external tube layer, a bond layer, a corrosion- and wear-resistant coating, and an internal tube layer, includes: depositing the corrosion- and wear-resistant coating (CWRC) onto outer surface of the internal tube, depositing a bonding material onto CWRC, inserting the internal tube with deposited CWRC and bond material into the external tube to provide an embedded CWRC between external and internal tube layers, and bonding both tubes with the interior CWRC in one solid structure. A crack-healing compound or release compound is additionally deposited onto internal tube before CWRC, which is preferably alumina ceramic or hard thermal-sprayed alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: George Fischer, Alexander E. Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20120148870
    Abstract: A bond free of an anti-stiction layer and bonding method is disclosed. An exemplary method includes forming a first bonding layer; forming an interlayer over the first bonding layer; forming an anti-stiction layer over the interlayer; and forming a liquid from the first bonding layer and interlayer, such that the anti-stiction layer floats over the first bonding layer. A second bonding layer can be bonded to the first bonding layer while the anti-stiction layer floats over the first bonding layer, such that a bond between the first and second bonding layers is free of the anti-stiction layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ping-Yin Liu, Li-Cheng Chu, Hung-Hua Lin, Shang-Ying Tsai, Yuan-Chih Hsieh, Jung-Huei Peng, Lan-Lin Chao, Chia-Shiung Tsai, Chun-Wen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20120121922
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an engine 52, in particular a combustion engine or a jet-power unit, or an engine part 54, 56 made from metal, and in particular Al or Mg, or an alloy comprising one or more thereof. The engine or engine part is made from a compound material of said metal reinforced by nanoparticles, in particular CNT, wherein the reinforced metal has a microstructure comprising metal crystallites at least partly separated by said nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Henning Zoz, Michael Dvorak, Horst Adams
  • Publication number: 20120114973
    Abstract: A thermal processing and consolidation system is provided that includes an upper chamber assembly lower chamber assembly, layup and demolding station, transfer assembly, automatic or permanent coupling system, and controller. The upper and lower chamber assemblies are coupled to form an enclosed plenum operable to maintain a pressurized environment about a tool. The layup and demolding station receives the tool and facilitates the layup, bagging and sealing of unprocessed components at the tool. A transfer assembly accurately positions the tool on the lower chamber assembly in alignment with the upper chamber assembly. An automatic or permanent coupling system provides services to the tool and the enclosed plenum. A controller directs services to be supplied to the enclosed plenum and tool in accordance with a set of process parameters. This set of process parameters allows an individual set of unprocessed components to be thermally processed and consolidated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: GLOBE MACHINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald M. JACOBSEN, Antonin PELC, Calvin D. BAMFORD, JR., Terrance William COOKE, Victor Wayne CROSTON, Russell Carver WARRICK
  • Publication number: 20120063071
    Abstract: A high thermal conductivity metal/diamond metal matrix composite made from diamond particles having thin layers of beta-SiC chemically bonded to the surfaces thereof, is utilized in combination with a machinable metal/carbonaceous material metal matrix composite in an integral metal matrix composite compound structure, to provide a machinable high thermal conductivity heat-dissipating substrate for electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Raouf O. Loutfy, James C. Withers, Juan L. Sepulveda, Sharty Ibrahim, Kevin Loutfy
  • Patent number: 8132710
    Abstract: An assembly (10) that can be both joined and parted by temperature processing. A parting member (20) captured between two members of the assembly exhibits a state change as a function of temperature such that the two members can be joined with a meltable joining material (18) at a joining temperature, operated at an operating temperature lower than the joining temperature, and then separated at a parting temperature higher or lower than the operating and joining temperatures as a result of a parting force caused by the state change of the parting member. In one embodiment, the parting member has a coefficient of thermal expansion higher than a coefficient of thermal expansion of the assembly members such that differential thermal expansion causes the parting member to expand across the interface (16) between the members to generate the parting force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Bruck, Douglas A. Arrell
  • Publication number: 20120058363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated lightweight metal disk, in particular a brake disk, comprising a support disk made of a thermally resistant lightweight metal alloy, and a heat-insulating friction layer formed from a metal alloy that includes nanocrystals. The friction layer can be applied directly to the support disk without adding an insulating intermediate layer. Because of the thermally insulating effect of the friction layer, only a moderate amount of heat is transferred to the support disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Clemens Maria Verpoort, Maik Broda
  • Patent number: 8114528
    Abstract: To form a welded joint having a sufficiently high fracture toughness value ?c by butting welding high strength steel plates having a yield strength of the 355 MPa class or more and a plate thickness of over 50 mm by electron beam welding, the butt welded joint is made one where the hardness of the weld metal is 110% to 220% of the hardness of the base material and where the width of the weld metal is 20% A or less of the base material plate thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Ishikawa, Ryuichi Honma, Akihiko Kojima, Yuzuru Yoshida, Youichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8101286
    Abstract: A multi-layer coating for a smooth contact surface of a clutch plate and a method for manufacturing the same have been developed. This coating can help reduce the prevalence of clutch shudder, noise, and plate wear that is often encountered in a friction-disc clutch mechanism found in a motor vehicle's powertrain. The multi-layer coating may comprise a relatively soft base layer and one or more relatively hard particle layers overlying the base layer. This combination of layers can help provide stable friction characteristics and thermal properties between clutch plate surfaces. One or more optional bonding layers may also be provided between any two adjacent layers to improve the adherent bonding therebetween. At least some of the layers of the multi-layer coating may be applied by a HVO/AF thermal spray procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Simon Chin-Yu Tung, Gregory Mordukhovich
  • Patent number: 8092923
    Abstract: An interface device is provided that is insertable at a junction between a first device comprising a first metal and a second device comprising a second metal that is dissimilar to the first metal. The interface device comprises at least one layer comprising an alloy of the first metal and the second metal and having a functionally gradient composition operative to reduce a galvanic effect between the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Sunil K. Thamida
  • Publication number: 20110284666
    Abstract: According to a laser welding method, an inert gas injection process and welding process are performed. In the inert gas injection process, inert gas is injected into an inside of a first metal pipe; and air inside the first pipe is discharged into the outside. In the welding process, a second metal pipe is irradiated with a laser from radially outward of the second pipe; metal is melted with a penetration depth of a penetration part adjusted such that a leading end of the penetration part is located within thickness of the first pipe; and the first and second pipes are welded together along the circumferential direction to form a pipe joint product. An inner wall of the first pipe maintains its pre-welding metallic luster. An injector includes an injection nozzle, a fuel passage member, a valve member accommodated in the fuel passage member, and a driving unit driving the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Hisatoshi TSUKAHARA, Shinichirou NEZAKI, Makoto TAKEUCHI, Mitsuya SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20110280732
    Abstract: A material is diffused into an electrically conductive substrate to enhance and add desirable properties through a metalliding process employing an electrolytic bath within an atmosphere substantially free of oxygen. The substrate to be coated is submerged within the bath as a cathode along with multiple anodes, each anode having a distinctive composition from the other. A variable power source provides preselected current densities to each of the anodes so as to result in a diffusing of material from each anode for coating the substrate in proportion to the current densities applied to each anode. Products of the invention include an electrically conductive substrate and an alloy coating diffused into a surface of the substrate, wherein the alloy coating comprises a compound of beryllium, boron or silicon, plus at least one refractory metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: William D. Hurst
  • Patent number: 8039119
    Abstract: Orientation degree and smoothness of a substrate surface better than those of conventional ones are provided in a textured substrate for epitaxial thin film growth. The present invention is a textured substrate for epitaxial film formation, including a crystal orientation improving layer made of a metal thin film of 1 to 5000 nm in thickness on the surface of the textured substrate for epitaxial film formation having a textured metal layer at least on one surface, wherein differences between orientation degrees (?? and ??) in the textured metal layer surface and orientation degrees (?? and ??) in the crystal orientation improving layer surface are both 0.1 to 3.0°. Further, when another metal different from the metal constituting this textured substrate crystal orientation improving layer is added equivalent to a thin film which is 30 nm or less, and subsequently is subjected to heat treatment, the smoothness of that surface can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Naoji Kashima, Shigeo Nagaya, Kunihiro Shima, Shuichi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20110206940
    Abstract: A workpiece arrangement includes at least two join regions of at least one workpiece that are joined together by a material-to-material connection seam. The material-to-material connection seam covers only a portion of a first of the at least two join regions. A thermal insulation device is disposed in an area of the material-to-material connection seam and corresponds to the first of the at least two join regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FÜR SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Engert, Ivan Kojouharov, Juergen Gerl
  • Publication number: 20110171490
    Abstract: A method for producing composite metal semi-finished products wherein an electrode composed of a second metal or a second metal alloy is introduced into a main body designed as a crucible and composed of a first metal or a first metal alloy, and the electrode is fused off inside the main body while current is supplied, such that the first metal or the first metal alloy of the main body is melted over a defined cross-section, wherein the two metals or the two metal alloys after solidification thereof form a slag-free mixed zone composed of the two metals or the two metal alloys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH
    Inventors: Cihangir Demirci, Jutta Kloewer
  • Publication number: 20110164989
    Abstract: A fatigue load resistant structure includes a fatigue loaded portion and a weldable fatigue loading resistant feature. The fatigue loaded portion includes a first elongation material. The weldable fatigue loading resistant feature includes a second elongation material secured to the fatigue loaded portion of the fatigue loaded structure. The first elongation material is less ductile than the second elongation material, and the weldable fatigue loading resistant feature can reduce, retard, or eliminate formation of cracks due to tensile and compressive forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Anthony NOWAK, Srikanth Chandrudy KOTTILINGAM, Bill Damon JOHNSTON
  • Publication number: 20110139858
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a carrier for manufacturing a substrate, including: two insulation layers, each being provided on one side thereof with a first metal layer and on the other side thereof with a second metal layer; and a third metal layer having a lower melting point than the first metal layer and formed between the two first metal layers respectively formed on the two insulation layers such that the two first metal layers are attached to each other. The carrier is advantageous in that the carrier can be separated by heating the third metal layer, so that the size of a substrate does not change at the time of separating the carrier, thereby maintaining the compatibility between a substrate and manufacturing facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Seong Min Cho, Keung Jin Sohn, Chang Gun Oh, Hyun Jung Hong, Tae Kyun Bae
  • Publication number: 20110132655
    Abstract: An electronic component device having a first sealing frame formed on a main substrate and a second sealing frame formed on a cover substrate, both of which are composed of a Ni film. A bonding section bonds the first sealing frame to the second sealing frame. For example, a Bi layer is formed on the first sealing frame and an Au layer is formed on the second sealing frame, and then the first sealing frame and the second sealing frame are heated at a temperature of 300° C. for 10 seconds while applying pressure in the direction in which the first sealing frame and the second sealing frame are close contact with each other to form the bonding section. The bonding section is constituted by a mixed layer predominantly composed of a mixed alloy of a Ni—Bi—Au ternary alloy and Au2Bi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Hiroki Horiguchi, Yuji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20110126943
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for joining two components (10, 12) made of a metal material, which are connected on two mutually associated joining surfaces (14, 16) by means of a joined connection, wherein at least one of the components (10) is strengthened in at least a partial region of the joining surface (14) thereof prior to joining. The invention further relates to a joined connection of two components (10, 12) made of a metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberg, Roland Hessert, Wilhelm Satzger, Thomas Mack, Alexander Gindorf
  • Patent number: 7923126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a use of a duplex steel for the production of an armouring layer of a flexible pipe comprising at least one unbonded armouring layer and at least one unbonded sealing layer wherein the duplex steel comprises in weight percent 0.01-0.05% by weight of carbon (C) at least 0.15% by weight of nitrogen (N) 20.0-23.0% by weight of chromium (Cr) up to 3.0% by weight of nickel (Ni) up to 1.0% by weight of molybdenum (Mo) 3-6% by weight of manganese (Mn) up to 1.0% by weight of copper (Cu) incidental impurities and balance being iron (Fe).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: NKT Flexibles I/S
    Inventor: Jonas Gudme
  • Patent number: 7923124
    Abstract: A laminated structure is formed by stacking a first block member, an intermediate member, and a second block member together in this order, and then mutually joining each of the members. Further, by setting the elastic constant of the intermediate member to be greater than the elastic constants of the first block member and the second block member, deformation of grooves, which are formed in the first block member, is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichi Minegishi, Yasunori Yoshida, Kouji Wada, Youichi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 7914915
    Abstract: A highly charged ion modified device is provided that includes a first metal layer or layers deposited on a substrate and an insulator layer, deposited on the first metal layer, including a plurality of holes therein produced by irradiation thereof with highly charged ions. The metal of a further metal layer, deposited on the insulator layer, fills the plurality of holes in the insulator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Commerce, The National Institutes of Standards and Technology
    Inventors: Joshua M. Pomeroy, Holger Grube, Andrew Perrella, Fern Slew, legal representative