Carbide-, Nitride-, Or Sulfide-containing Layer Patents (Class 428/698)
  • Patent number: 8663795
    Abstract: A process for coating articles is provided. The coated article includes a substrate, abase layer formed on the substrate; a chromium oxynitride layer formed on the base layer; and a silicon nitrogen layer formed on the chromium oxynitride layer. The chromium oxynitride layer and silicon nitride layer protect the substrate from oxidizing at high temperatures, extending the life of the coated article. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    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, Kao-Yu Liao, Xiao-Qing Xiong
  • Patent number: 8658262
    Abstract: The invention provides emission control coatings. The coating includes a transparent conductive film over which there is an oxygen barrier film. In some embodiments, the transparent conductive film comprises indium tin oxide and the oxygen barrier film comprises silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Greg Vance, Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 8652638
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cutting tool edges that include on a rake face a superabrasive layer and a HPHT sintered or HPHT bonded cap layer. The cap layer improves adhesion between the superabrasive layer and an optional coating system for the cutting insert and acts as a thick anti-friction layer and/or a thermal barrier coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Webb, Törbjorn Selinder
  • Patent number: 8641046
    Abstract: A piston ring with a DLC coating comprises an adhesive layer on a base material from inside to outside, an amorphous metallic hydrocarbon layer and an amorphous non-metallic hydrocarbon layer, wherein primarily sp2 bonds predominate in the metallic hydrocarbon layer and the non-metallic hydrocarbon layer comprises sp2 and sp3 bonds, the sp3 bond fraction being higher than in the metallic hydrocarbon layer so that an electrical resistance of the DLC coating arises, said resistance being in the range greater than 5000 ohms, in particular greater than 5000 kohms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer
  • Publication number: 20140030945
    Abstract: A composite sheet and a substrate for a display device including the same, the composite sheet including a matrix, and a reinforcing material impregnated within the matrix, wherein a ratio of an elastic modulus at 25° C. of the matrix to an elastic modulus at 25° C. of the reinforcing material is 1×10?2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kyu Ha CHUNG, Sung Kook KIM, Young Kwon KIM
  • Publication number: 20140030549
    Abstract: A method for producing a high-quality group-III element nitride crystal at a high crystal growth rate, and a group-III element nitride crystal are provided. The method includes the steps of placing a group-III element, an alkali metal, and a seed crystal of group-III element nitride in a crystal growth vessel, pressurizing and heating the crystal growth vessel in an atmosphere of nitrogen-containing gas, and causing the group-III element and nitrogen to react with each other in a melt of the group-III element, the alkali metal and the nitrogen so that a group-III element nitride crystal is grown using the seed crystal as a nucleus. A hydrocarbon having a boiling point higher than the melting point of the alkali metal is added before the pressurization and heating of the crystal growth vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Yamada, Hisashi Minemoto, Kouichi Hiranaka, Takeshi Hatakeyama, Takamoto Sasaki, Yusuke Mori, Fumio Kawamura, Yasuo Kitaoka
  • Patent number: 8637149
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, a bonding layer formed on the substrate, a plurality of nickel-chromium-nitrogen layers and a plurality of silver-cerium alloy layers formed on the bonding layer. The bonding layer is a nickel-chromium layer. Each nickel-chromium-nitrogen layer interleaves with one silver-cerium alloy layer. One of the nickel-chromium-nitrogen layers is directly formed on the bonding layer. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    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: 8637148
    Abstract: A coated article includes a bonding layer, an iridium layer, a chromium oxynitride layer and a chromium nitride layer formed on a substrate in that order. The substrate is made of die steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    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, Ying-Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 8637147
    Abstract: Disclosed is a barrier laminate comprising at least one organic layer and at least one inorganic layer, wherein the organic layer has a thickness of 300 nm to 900 nm and is formed by curing a polymerizable composition comprising an aromatic (meth)acrylate and a multifunctional (meth)acrylate having an acryl equivalent weight of not more than 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Tsukahara, Shigehide Ito
  • Patent number: 8637142
    Abstract: A coated article comprises a substrate; a bonding layer deposited on the substrate; and a composite layer deposited on the bonding layer. The composite layer includes an equal number of alternating chromium-nitride layers and aluminum-nitride layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    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, Xiao-Qiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8637161
    Abstract: A coated article is provided. A coated article includes a composite substrate made from carbon fiber and zirconium diboride. A chromium layer is deposited on the substrate. A chromium diffusing layer is formed between the substrate and the chromium layer. A chromium-nitrogen layer is deposited on the chromium layer. A iridium layer is deposited on the chromium-nitrogen layer opposite to the chromium layer, wherein the chromium-nitrogen layer includes a first chromium-nitrogen layer and a second chromium-nitrogen layer. The first chromium-nitrogen layer abuts the chromium layer. The second chromium-nitrogen layer abuts the iridium layer. The atomic nitrogen content in the first chromium-nitrogen layer gradually increases with the thickness of the first chromium-nitrogen layer. The atomic nitrogen content in the second chromium-nitrogen layer gradually decreases with the thickness of the second chromium-nitrogen layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    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: 8632894
    Abstract: A substrate for an electronic device having high carrier transport ability, a method for manufacturing a substrate for an electronic device which can manufacture such a substrate for an electronic device, an electronic device provided with the substrate for an electronic device and having improved properties, and electronic equipment having high reliability are provided. A substrate for an electronic device includes a light emitting layer (organic semiconductor layer), a cathode (inorganic layer), and an intermediate layer provided between the light emitting layer and the cathode so as to make contact with both of the light emitting layer and the cathode. The intermediate layer is constituted of a compound (1) represented by a general formula R—X—O-M as a main component thereof. In the general formula, the R is a hydrocarbon group, the X is any one of binding groups comprising a single bond, a carbonyl group and a sulfonyl group, and the M is any one of a hydrogen atom and a metal atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masamitsu Uehara
  • Patent number: 8632872
    Abstract: There is provided a ceramic honeycomb structure usable as a catalyst substrate and being improved warm-up properties and thermal insulation properties, and being excellent in exhaust gas purification performance; by employing larger heat capacity and larger thermal conductivity compared with a material of the partition walls in at least one of insides and surfaces of the respective partition walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihito Ichikawa, Yasushi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8633423
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a substrate during processing are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for retaining and controlling substrate temperature may include a puck of dielectric material; an electrode disposed in the puck proximate a surface of the puck upon which a substrate is to be retained; and a plurality of heater elements disposed in the puck and arranged in concentric rings to provide independent temperature control zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Lin, Douglas A. Buchberger, Jr., Xiaoping Zhou, Valentin Todorow, Andrew Nguyen, Anchel Sheyner
  • Publication number: 20140017435
    Abstract: A polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN) is fabricated using a process of overlaying layers of cubic boron nitride (cBN) powder, where the layers have cBN mixed with various concentrations of a ceramic. The process of fabricating the PcBN includes depositing, in a refractory capsule, a carbide, a cubic boron nitride (cBN), and a mixture of cBN and a ceramic, then applying a high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) to the content of the refractory capsule. During the depositing step of the process, the concentration of cBN in the mixture of the cBN and ceramic is lower than the concentration of cBN that is in the layer below it. Upon applying HPHT, the carbide first diffuses across the cBN layer, and then diffuses across the layer with the mixture of the cBN and ceramic. After HPHT ends and the content of the refractory capsule cools, the process yields a PcBN having layers with various concentrations of cBN, and at least one cBN layer with a ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence Thomas Dues, Torbjorn Ingemar Selinder
  • Publication number: 20140017419
    Abstract: To provide a gas barrier laminate film containing a substrate film having on at least one surface thereof one layer or plural layers of an inorganic thin film layer, a first layer of the inorganic thin film layer on a side of the substrate film being formed by a facing target sputtering method, and a method for producing a gas barrier laminate film, containing forming one layer or plural layers of an inorganic thin film layer on at least one surface of a substrate film, a first layer of the inorganic thin film layer on a side of the substrate film being formed by a facing target sputtering method, and thus to provide a gas barrier laminate film with high gas barrier property having a dense inorganic thin film layer that inflicts less damage to a substrate film, particularly to a resin film, on which the inorganic thin film layer is formed, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Amanai, Makoto Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8628857
    Abstract: A composite material plate comprising a plurality of hard ceramic stubs with silicon rich metal inclusions in a metal-ceramic, heterogeneous poly-phase matrix and a method of fabrication thereof comprising the steps of fabricating green ceramic stubs; densifying; optionally wrapping carbon fibers therearound and arranging the green ceramic stubs into a closely packed array with organic binder, pyrrolizing and Impregnating a silicon based metal matrix by reactive sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Gigi Simovich
  • Patent number: 8623525
    Abstract: A cutting tool having a high oxidation resistance, a high wear resistance and a good defect resistance. The cutting tool comprises a base body and a coating layer, the coating layer comprising TiaAlbMd(C1-xNx), M being selected as at least one member selected from among Si, W, Nb, Mo, Ta, Hf, Cr, Zr and Y; and a, b, d and x satisfy the following requirements: 0.35?a?0.55, 0.3?b?0.6, 0?d?0.25, a+b+d=1 and 0?x?1. The Al content of a droplet on the coating layer of a cutting face is higher than the Al content of the composition of the coating layer, and the Ti content of a droplet on a flank face is higher than the Ti content of the composition of the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Waki, Mitsuru Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20140004316
    Abstract: An abrasive article includes a body having an abrasive portion. The abrasive portion includes a bond material and abrasive particles located within the bond material. The body also comprises a coating coupled to and overlying at least a portion of an exterior surface of the abrasive portion. The coating has a water vapor transmission rate of not greater than about 2 g/m2-day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Han ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8614000
    Abstract: A coated article includes a bonding layer, a chromium oxynitride layer a boron nitride layer formed on a substrate in that order. The boron nitride layer is made of hexagonal structure boron nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 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, Ying-Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 8613807
    Abstract: A conductive film comprises a phosphide particle coated film formed by attaching raw material particles including phosphide particles comprising a compound of Ti and/or Fe, and P to a surface of a substrate material. This conductive film exhibits good corrosion resistant conductivity, and can be easily formed at low costs because of comprising the phosphide particle coated film. A corrosion-resistant conduction film comprises an iron-containing titanium phosphide layer containing Ti, Fe and P as essential basic elements. A corrosion-resistant conduction material having this corrosion-resistant conduction film on a surface of a substrate exhibits good corrosion resistance or conductivity. This corrosion-resistant conduction material can be obtained, for example, by a process comprising a plating step of forming an Ni plating layer on a surface of a Ti-based material substrate and a nitriding step of applying nitriding treatment to the Ti-based material substrate after the plating step at not more than 880 deg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Toshio Horie, Gaku Kitahara, Nobuaki Suzuki, Fumio Shimizu, Takao Kobayashi, Ken-ichi Suzuki, Shigeki Oshima
  • Patent number: 8614012
    Abstract: A coated article is provided. The coated article includes a substrate, a hydrophobic layer formed on the substrate. The hydrophobic layer is an amorphous carbon nitride layer which is defined as CNy, wherein y is in a range of from about 1 to about 3. The water contact angle of the hydrophobic layer 13 is about 100° to about 110°. The hydrophobic layer has a good chemical stability, high-temperature resistance and a good abrasion resistance, which effectively extends the use time of the coated article. A method for making the coated article is also described therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 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: 8609240
    Abstract: A coated article is provided. The coated article includes a substrate, a base layer formed on the substrate; a nickel oxynitride layer formed on the base layer; and a silicon nitride layer formed on the nickel oxynitride layer. The nickel oxynitride layer and silicon nitride layer can protect the substrate from oxidizing at high temperature, which effectively extend the use time of the coated article. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 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, Kao-Yu Liao, Xiao-Qing Xiong
  • Patent number: 8609241
    Abstract: A coated article includes a magnesium layer, a magnesium oxynitride layer a titanium nitride layer formed on a substrate in that order. The substrate is made of magnesium alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 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, Ying-Ying Wang
  • Publication number: 20130330617
    Abstract: A cathode foil for a solid electrolytic capacitor is designed to increase capacitance, reduce ESR and leakage current, enhance heat resistance, and reduce production costs, while enhancing a power density, realizing rapid charging-discharging, and improving a life property, in an electric energy storage element such as a secondary battery, an electric double layer capacitor and a hybrid capacitor. A cathode foil or a current collector may include a metal foil, a metal layer, a mixed layer containing carbon and a substance composing the metal layer in a mixed state, and a carbon layer consisting substantially of carbon, each formed on the metal foil. The mixed layer is configured to have a composition changing from a state containing substantially only the substance composing the metal layer to a state containing substantially only carbon, in a direction from the metal layer to the carbon layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN CAPACITOR INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Yoshimura, Koji Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8603617
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cutting tool comprising a base body and a multi-layer coating applied thereto, which, possibly besides further layers, includes a plurality of main layers A and intermediate layers B applied alternately directly one upon the other, wherein the main layers A and the intermediate layers B are respectively metal oxide layers produced by the PVD process, the thickness of the main layers A is in the range of 4 nm to 1 ?m, and the thickness of the intermediate layers B is in the range of 2 nm to 50 nm, wherein the ratio of the thicknesses of the intermediate layers B to the thicknesses of the main layers A is in the range of 1:2 to 1:100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Walter AG
    Inventors: Veit Schier, Wolfgang Engelhart
  • Patent number: 8597776
    Abstract: A ceramic material mainly contains magnesium, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen, in which the ceramic material has a magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase serving as a main phase, wherein XRD peaks of the magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase measured with CuK? radiation appear at at least 2?=47 to 50°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi Watanabe, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 8597797
    Abstract: [Task] The chromium nitride ion-plating coating has a property that it is hard but is liable to peel off. Year by year, the required level of wear resistance and scuffing resistance becomes higher in a diesel engine. The property of a coating is improved to enhance the wear resistance and scuffing resistance and also to improve resistance against peeling off. [Means for Solution] (1) Composition is mainly composed of chromium, nitrogen, and carbon, and the concentration of carbon relative to the total concentration of the main components is from 4 to 8% by weight. (2) The crystal structure is that texture of the CrN (111) plane orientation is from 0.4 to 2.0 in terms of a CrN (111) structural coefficient. (3) Vickers hardness is from Hv 1600 to Hv 2000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
    Inventors: Takuma Sekiya, Terushige Ueda, Yuji Shima, Shigeo Inoue
  • Patent number: 8597804
    Abstract: A housing is provided which includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate, an aluminum layer and a corrosion resistant layer formed on the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate in that order. The corrosion resistant layer is an Al—C—N layer. Then, Ce ions are implanted in the Al—C—N layer by ion implantation process. The atomic percentages of N and C in the Al—C—N gradient layer gradually increase from the side of Al—C—N gradient layer near the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate to the other side of Al—C—N gradient layer, away from aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate. Therefore the housing has a high corrosion resistance. A method for making the housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Yi-Chi Chan, Xiao-Qiang Chen
  • Publication number: 20130316153
    Abstract: Some embodiments include methods of forming rutile-type titanium oxide. A monolayer of titanium nitride may be formed. The monolayer of titanium nitride may then be oxidized at a temperature less than or equal to about 550° C. to convert it into a monolayer of rutile-type titanium oxide. Some embodiments include methods of forming capacitors that have rutile-type titanium oxide dielectric, and that have at least one electrode comprising titanium nitride. Some embodiments include thermally conductive stacks that contain titanium nitride and rutile-type titanium oxide, and some embodiments include methods of forming such stacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nik Mirin, Tsai-Yu Huang, Vishwanath Bhat, Chris M. Carlson, Vassil N. Antonov
  • Patent number: 8592032
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate and a corrosion resistant layer formed on the substrate. The corrosion resistant layer is a compound silicon-chromium-nitrogen layer. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 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, Nan Ma
  • Patent number: 8592031
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a metal substrate and a hard coating formed on the substrate. The hard coating is a chromium nitride-silicon nitride compound layer. A method for applying the hard coating to the metal substrate is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 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, Nan Ma
  • Publication number: 20130309468
    Abstract: A cBN sintered body tool has a cBN sintered body which includes 40 to 85% by volume of cBN, the remainder being a binder phase including at least one selected from at least one metal selected from Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W, Co, Ni and Al, and at least one of a carbide, a nitride, a carbonitride, a boride and an oxide of these metals and mutual solid solutions thereof, and inevitable impurities. An amount of a Mo element contained in the cBN sintered body is 0.2 to 3.0% by weight based on a whole amount of the cBN sintered body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Tungaloy Corporation
    Inventor: Takahide Kudo
  • Publication number: 20130309467
    Abstract: It is provided a hard laminar coating consisting of a plurality of films including two kinds of films in the form of a first film and a second film having respective different compositions and alternately laminated on a surface of a base structure, wherein the first film is an oxide or an oxynitride of (Ti1aBa), while the second film is TiB2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: OSG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takaomi Toihara
  • Patent number: 8586174
    Abstract: To provide a laminate excellent in weather resistance, moisture-proof property, adhesion between layers and its long-term stability, and a process for its production. A laminate comprising a substrate sheet containing a fluororesin, an adhesive layer, and a moisture-proof layer containing, as the main component, at least one inorganic compound selected from the group consisting of an inorganic oxide, an inorganic nitride and an inorganic oxynitride, laminated in this order, wherein the adhesive layer contains, as the main component, at least one metal oxide selected from the group consisting of zirconium oxide, tantalum oxide and hafnium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Kihara, Takuya Nakao, Hiroshi Aruga, Eiji Shidoji
  • Patent number: 8586214
    Abstract: A cutting tool with excellent resistance to adhesion and wear. The cutting tool has a cutting edge on the intersecting ridge line of the rake face and the flank face, and is covered on the surface of the base thereof by a coating layer comprising TiaAlbNbdMe(C1-xNx). M is at least one selected from Si, W, Mo, Ta, Hf, Cr, Zr, and Y, with the content ranges 0.3?a?0.8, 0?b?0.6, 0.01?d?0.25, 0?e?0.25, a+b+d+e=1, and 0?x?1). Droplets provided on the surface of the coating layer have a higher Nb content ratio on the rake face compared to the flank face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiki Sakamoto, Masahiro Waki
  • Patent number: 8586175
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate and a hard film formed on the substrate; the hard film includes a plurality of complex layers and a plurality of Ni layers, each complex layer and Ni layer alternately arranged; each complex layer includes a plurality of TiAlN layers and a plurality of CrAlN layers, each TiAlN layer alternately arranged with each CrAlN layer. The disclosure also described a method to make the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 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, Li-Quan Peng
  • Patent number: 8580379
    Abstract: A coating includes a nano-composite layer including an equal number of films. The films are stacked on top of each other one after another. Each film includes a zirconium-copper carbonitride layer and a zirconium carbonitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 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, Chuang Ma
  • Patent number: 8580376
    Abstract: Provided is a cutting tool which comprises a sintered cermet having high toughness and thermal shock resistance. The cutting tool, namely a tip 1, comprises a sintered cermet comprising: a hard phase 11 comprising one or more selected from among carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides which comprise mainly Ti; and a binder phase 14 comprising mainly at least one of Co and Ni. The tip 1 has a cutting edge 4 lying along an intersecting ridge portion between a rake face 2 and a flank face 3, and a nose 5. The hard phase 11 comprises a first hard phase 12 and a second hard phase 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyoshi Kinoshita, Takashi Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 8580407
    Abstract: There is provided a covering member for preventing erosion that has a high erosion resistance, is resistant to repeated thermal shocks so as to have a long life, and has a particular color allowing visual inspection of the surface layer for degradation. A covering member to be applied to a substrate made of an iron material or the like that will be eroded by contact with molten aluminum includes a Cr metal film as the lowest layer, a b layer formed of a CrN film, an intermediate layer, and an a layer formed of a TiSiN film, stacked in this order on the substrate. The intermediate layer includes layered films composed of the b layers and the a layers alternately stacked on top of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Okuhira
  • Patent number: 8580406
    Abstract: The present invention provides hard coating film which excels conventional surface coating layer in wear resistance, has lower frictional coefficient and better slidability, a material coated with the hard coating film, a die for cold plastic working, and a method for forming the hard coating film. The hard coating film according to the present invention is a hard coating film comprising (NbxM1-x)y(BaCbN1-a-b)1-y, where 0.2?x?1.0??Equation (1) 0?a?0.3??Equation (2) 0?1-a-b?0.5??Equation (3) 0.5?b?1??Equation (4) 0.4?1-y?0.9??Equation (5) [however, M denotes at least one species of elements belonging to Groups 4a, 5a, and 6a and Si and Al; x, 1-x, a, b, and 1-a-b represent respectively the atomic ratio of Nb, M, B, C and N; and y and 1-y represent respectively the ratio of (NbxM1-x) and (BaCbN1-a-b)].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8574715
    Abstract: A laminated film is provided which exhibits excellent durability even when formed over a surface of a member (in particular, sliding member) to be used under a high pressure of contacted surface of 2.0 GPa or more. The laminated film includes an intermediate layer which contains one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of a carbide, a boride, and a boron carbide compound of a metal element, and which has a hardness measured by a nanoindentation method (hereinafter referred to as a “nanoindentation hardness”) of not less than 20 GPa nor more than 35 GPa and a thickness of not less than 5 ?m nor more than 10 ?m, and a diamond-like carbon film which is formed over the intermediate layer, and which has a nanoindentation hardness of not less than 25 GPa nor more than 35 GPa and a thickness of not less than 0.3 ?m nor more than 1.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ito, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8574728
    Abstract: A coated article such as a coated cutting tool or coated wear part, which includes a substrate and a coating scheme on the substrate. The coating scheme has a titanium-containing coating layer, and an aluminum oxynitride coating layer on the titanium-containing coating layer. The aluminum oxynitride includes a mixture of phases having a hexagonal aluminum nitride type structure (space group: P63mc), a cubic aluminum nitride type structure (space group: Fm-3m), and optionally amorphous structure. The aluminum oxynitride coating layer has a composition of aluminum in an amount between about 20 atomic percent and about 50 atomic percent, nitrogen in an amount between about 40 atomic percent and about 70 atomic percent, and oxygen in an amount between about 1 atomic percent and about 20 atomic percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Volkmar Sottke, Hartmut Westphal, Hendrkus Van Den Berg, Zhigang Ban, Yixiong Liu, Mark S. Greenfield
  • Patent number: 8568905
    Abstract: A housing is provided which includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate, an aluminum layer and a corrosion resistant layer formed on the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate in that order. The corrosion resistant layer is an Al—C—N layer. Then, Gd ions is implanted in the Al—C—N layer by ion implantation process. The atomic percentages of N and C in the Al—C—N gradient layer gradually increase from the side of Al—C—N gradient layer near the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate to the other side of Al—C—N gradient layer, away from aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate. Therefore the housing has a high corrosion resistance. A method for making the housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Yi-Chi Chan, Xiao-Qiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8568868
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas-barrier film laminate having at least two gas-barrier film layers laminated via an adhesive layer, wherein the gas-barrier film layer has a substrate film, and at least one constitutive unit layer comprising an anchor coat layer and an inorganic thin film layer formed on at least one surface of the substrate film in that order, and wherein the number of the bubbles having a diameter of at least 0.5 mm and the impurities having a diameter of at least 0.5 mm existing between the gas-barrier film layers is at most 3 in total per 100 cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Matsui, Shigenobu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8568866
    Abstract: A wear resistant multilayer nitride hard coating for substrates. The hard coating includes a first layer of titanium aluminum nitride and a second layer comprising a plurality of sublayer groups. Each sublayer group includes a first sublayer of titanium silicon nitride and a second sublayer of titanium aluminum nitride. The composition of the titanium aluminum nitride, both in the first layer and in the sublayer groups, is (TixAl1-x)N, wherein 0.4?x?0.6. The composition of the titanium silicon nitride sublayers is (TiySi1-y)N, wherein 0.85?y?0.98, and all of the silicon is in solid solution in the titanium silicon nitride such that no silicon phase or silicon nitride phase exists in this sublayer. The combined amount of aluminum and silicon present in the sublayer groups being narrowly controlled such that the sum of x and y is in the range of 1.38 to 1.46.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Wangyang Ni, Yixiong Liu, Mark S Greenfield, Ronald M Penich
  • Patent number: 8568907
    Abstract: A housing is provided which includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate, an aluminum layer and a corrosion resistant layer formed on the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate in that order. The corrosion resistant layer is an Al—C—N layer. Then, Nd ions are implanted in the Al—C—N layer by ion implantation process. The atomic percentages of N and C in the Al—C—N gradient layer gradually increase from the side of Al—C—N gradient layer near the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate to the other side of Al—C—N gradient layer, away from aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate. Therefore the housing has a high corrosion resistance. A method for making the housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Yi-Chi Chan, Xiao-Qiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8568906
    Abstract: A housing is provided which includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate, an aluminum layer and a corrosion resistant layer formed on the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate in that order. The corrosion resistant layer is an Al—C—N layer. Then, La ions is implanted in the Al—C—N layer by ion implantation process. The atomic percentages of N and C in the Al—C—N gradient layer gradually increase from the side of Al—C—N gradient layer near the aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate to the other side of Al—C—N gradient layer, away from aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate. Therefore the housing has a high corrosion resistance. A method for making the housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Yi-Chi Chan, Xiao-Qiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8562290
    Abstract: An air seal for use with rotating parts in a gas turbine engine has a matrix of agglomerated fine hBN (hexagonal boron nitride) powder, the particles of which having a first dimension, and of a fine metallic alloy powder, the particles of which having a second dimension. An hBN (hexagonal boron nitride) powder, the particles of which have a third dimension that is greater than the first dimension, is mixed with the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Strock, Matthew E. Bintz
  • Publication number: 20130273395
    Abstract: 2-dimensional nanostructured tungsten carbide which is obtained by control of the alignment of nanostructure during growth of tungsten carbide through control of the degree of supersaturation and a method for fabricating same are disclosed. The method for fabricating 2-dimensional nanostructured tungsten carbide employs a chemical vapor deposition process wherein a hydrogen plasma is applied to prepare 2-dimensional nanostructured tungsten carbide vertically aligned on a nanocrystalline diamond film. The chemical vapor deposition process wherein the hydrogen plasma is applied includes: disposing a substrate with the nanocrystalline diamond film formed thereon on an anode in a chamber, disposing a surface-carburized tungsten cathode above and at a distance from the substrate, and applying the hydrogen plasma into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY