Oxide Of Aluminum(al), Beryllium(be), Magnesium(mg), Alkaline Earth Metal, Scandium(sc), Yttrium(y), Lanthanide Metal, Actinide Metal, Titanium (ti), Zirconium(zr), Or Hafnium(hf) Patents (Class 75/235)
  • Patent number: 10720635
    Abstract: An article having a continuous network of zinc and a continuous network of void space interpenetrating the zinc network. The zinc network is a fused, monolithic structure. A method of: providing an emulsion having a zinc powder and a liquid phase; drying the emulsion to form a sponge; annealing and/or sintering the sponge to form an annealed and/or sintered sponge; heating the annealed and/or sintered sponge in an oxidizing atmosphere to form an oxidized sponge having zinc oxide on the surface of the oxidized sponge; and electrochemically reducing the zinc oxide to form a zinc metal sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Debra R. Rolison, Joseph F. Parker, Jeffrey W. Long, Jesse S. Ko
  • Patent number: 10119408
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for connecting a turbine blade or vane to a turbine disk or to a turbine ring. First, a connecting body is formed on the turbine blade or vane by supplying an additive suitable for fusion welding to a surface of the turbine blade or vane, melting the additive on the surface, with incipient melting of the surface, and allowing the additive and the surface to solidify. Then, the connecting body is connected to the turbine disk or to the turbine ring by means of a fusion welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventor: Karl-Hermann Richter
  • Patent number: 10017843
    Abstract: A composition includes a metal alloy matrix comprising iron and a plurality of nanoparticles dispersed within the metal alloy matrix. Each nanoparticle of the plurality comprises an oxide of a rare-earth metal and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of tantalum, niobium, vanadium, and titanium. Some compositions include a metal alloy matrix comprising iron and a plurality of nanoparticles comprising at least two different oxides of rare-earth metals dispersed within the metal alloy matrix. Some methods include mixing an oxide of a rare-earth metal with a first metal and a second metal. Other methods include mixing a plurality of particles comprising at least one oxide of a rare-earth metal with a molten metal comprising iron. Each particle of the plurality may exhibit a density between about 6.9 g/cm3 and about 9.0 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D Mariani, Douglas L Porter
  • Patent number: 9805836
    Abstract: A dilute copper alloy material used in an environment with presence of hydrogen includes pure copper including an inevitable impurity, more than 2 mass ppm of oxygen, and an additive element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Zr, Nb, Ca, V, Fe, Al, Si, Ni, Mn, Ti and Cr, the additive element being capable of forming an oxide in combination with the oxygen. A method of manufacturing a dilute copper alloy member excellent in characteristics of resistance to hydrogen embrittlement includes melting the dilute copper alloy material by SCR continuous casting and rolling at a copper melting temperature of not less than 1100° C. and not more than 1320° C. to make molten metal, forming a cast bar from the molten metal, and forming the dilute copper alloy member by hot-rolling the cast bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kuroda, Toru Sumi, Hideyuki Sagawa, Seigi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8961647
    Abstract: The invention is a process for manufacturing a nano aluminum/alumina metal matrix composite and composition produced therefrom. The process is characterized by providing an aluminum powder having a natural oxide formation layer and an aluminum oxide content between about 0.1 and about 4.5 wt. % and a specific surface area of from about 0.3 and about 5 m2/g, hot working the aluminum powder, and forming a superfine grained matrix aluminum alloy. Simultaneously there is formed in situ a substantially uniform distribution of nano particles of alumina. The alloy has a substantially linear property/temperature profile, such that physical properties such as strength are substantially maintained even at temperatures of 250° C. and above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas G. Haynes, III, Martin Walcher, Martin Balog
  • Publication number: 20140373679
    Abstract: A method for gas atomization of a titanium alloy, nickel alloy, or other alumina (Al2O3)-forming alloy wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to multiple gaseous reactive agents for the in-situ formation of a passivation reaction film on the atomized particles wherein the reaction film retains a precursor halogen alloying element that is subsequently introduced into a microstructure formed by subsequent thermally processing of the atomized particles to improve oxidation resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew J. Heidloff, Joel R. Rieken, Iver E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8883309
    Abstract: A blue light-emitting silicate phosphor favorably employable as a blue light-emitting source of a light-emitting apparatus which gives emission of a visible light upon irradiation of ultraviolet rays having a wavelength of 254 nm, such as ultraviolet rays emitted by a fluorescent lamp is produced by a method comprising calcining a powdery mixture comprising a magnesium oxide powder, an MeO source powder, a EuO source powder and a SiO2 source powder, said magnesium oxide powder having a purity of 99.9 wt. % or higher and a BET specific surface area in the range of 3 to 60 m2/g and having been prepared by bringing a metallic magnesium vapor into contact with oxygen whereby oxidizing the metallic magnesium vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ube Material Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Inagaki, Masato Yamauchi, Seiji Noguchi, Kouichi Fukuda, Akira Ueki
  • Patent number: 8864870
    Abstract: A method of making dispersion-strengthened alloy particles involves melting an alloy having a corrosion and/or oxidation resistance-imparting alloying element, a dispersoid-forming element, and a matrix metal wherein the dispersoid-forming element exhibits a greater tendency to react with a reactive species acquired from an atomizing gas than does the alloying element. The melted alloy is atomized with the atomizing gas including the reactive species to form atomized particles so that the reactive species is (a) dissolved in solid solution to a depth below the surface of atomized particles and/or (b) reacted with the dispersoid-forming element to form dispersoids in the atomized particles to a depth below the surface of said atomized particles. Bodies made from the dispersion strengthened solidified particles exhibit enhanced fatigue and creep resistance and reduced wear as well as enhanced corrosion and/or oxidation resistance at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Iver E. Anderson, Robert L. Terpstra
  • Publication number: 20140238191
    Abstract: A magnesium-based alloy powder is provided that comprises a magnesium-based alloy containing 0.2 mass % to 5 mass % of calcium. The magnesium-based alloy powder has an average particle diameter of 100 ?m to 1,500 ?m. The mean value of hardness variation index values obtained by dividing the difference of the maximum value and the minimum value of micro Vickers hardnesses taken at 10 measurement points in a particle cross section by the maximum value is 0.3 or less. The magnesium-based alloy powder has a particle surface coated with a calcium oxide-containing coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Isamu Otsuka, Hiroyoshi Otaka
  • Patent number: 8790438
    Abstract: A colored metal composite including a metal matrix; and colored particles distributed throughout the metal matrix AND/OR a method including providing metal powder as a first phase of a composite; providing colored particles to form a second phase of the composite; mixing the metal powder and colored particles; and sintering the metal powder around the colored particles to form a metal matrix that has colored particles distributed throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Caroline Elizabeth Millar, Stuart Paul Godfrey
  • Patent number: 8758476
    Abstract: Provided are a method of producing mixed powder comprising noble metal powder and oxide powder, wherein powder of ammonium chloride salt of noble metal and oxide powder are mixed, the mixed powder is subsequently roasted, and ammonium chloride is desorbed by the roasting process in order to obtain mixed powder comprising noble metal powder and oxide powder, and mixed powder comprising noble metal powder and oxide powder, wherein chlorine is less than 1000 ppm, nitrogen is less than 1000 ppm, 90% or more of the grain size of the noble metal powder is 20 ?m or less, and 90% or more of the grain size of the oxide powder is 12 ?m or less. Redundant processes in the production of noble metal powder are eliminated, and processes are omitted so that the inclusion of chlorine contained in the royal water and nitrogen responsible for hydrazine reduction reaction is eliminated as much as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Atsutoshi Arakawa, Kazuyuki Satoh, Atsushi Sato
  • Publication number: 20140126680
    Abstract: An apparatus for the generation of thermal energy comprises a reactor vessel containing a volume of pressurized hydrogen; a hydrogen-storing nickel alloy structure in the reactor vessel and configured to have an electric potential applied across it and to be heated to at least about 100 C; and a heat exchange conduit configured to carry a heat exchange medium past the nickel alloy structure so as to allow thermal energy generated in the nickel alloy structure to be transferred to the heat exchange medium. The hydrogen-storing nickel alloy structure comprises a nickel alloy skeletal catalyst mixed with an oxide. The applied electric potential, and the increase in the gas pressure and temperature of the hydrogen from the applied heat, create a reaction between hydrogen nuclei and nickel nuclei in the nickel alloy structure whereby thermal energy is generated by the emission of phonons from the nickel alloy structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL , LTD.
    Inventor: Han H. Nee
  • Patent number: 8715385
    Abstract: A bearing material and a method for the manufacture of a bearing having a lining of the bearing material is described, the bearing material comprising: in wt %: 4-12 tin; 0.1-2 nickel; 1-6 bismuth; 0.01-less than 0.10 alumina; balance copper apart from incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Raymond Brigdeman, Janette Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140087202
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal matrix ceramic composite and manufacturing method and application thereof. The metal matrix ceramic composite, is completely formed by permeating at least part of a matrix metal into an array of ceramic granules by means of squeeze-casting, and the volume percentage of the ceramic granules may be adjusted within a range of 10%-80% of the metal matrix ceramic composite according to the usage requirements. The metal matrix ceramic composites can not only retain high performance of anti-penetration, but also have the strong toughness of the metal; in addition, this composite has features of low density, resistance against ordinary mechanical cutting and flame cutting, and inhibition of crack propagation and the like. Therefore, said composite has broad application prospects in the protection of such important security facilities as safes, automatic teller machines and vault gates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: CHINA WEAPON SCIENCE ACADEMY NINGBO BRANCH
    Inventor: CHINA WEAPON SCIENCE ACADEMY NINGBO BRANCH
  • Publication number: 20130340643
    Abstract: A liner for a shaped charge is provided for improved penetration of a target formation. The liner is formed from a combination of high density particulate and low density particulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Wenbo Yang, James Guilkey
  • Patent number: 8545684
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of making a sensing element comprising forming an electrically conductive element, wherein the sensing element comprises a metal selected from the group consisting of Pd and alloys and combinations comprising Pd; and wherein the electrically conductive element is thermally stable at temperatures as high as 1,200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fenglian Chang, Kerry J. Kruske, Rick D. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20130209307
    Abstract: The invention is a process for manufacturing a nano aluminum/alumina metal matrix composite and composition produced therefrom. The process is characterized by providing an aluminum powder having a natural oxide formation layer and an aluminum oxide content between about 0.1 and about 4.5 wt. % and a specific surface area of from about 0.3 and about 5 m2/g, hot working the aluminum powder, and forming a superfine grained matrix aluminum alloy. Simultaneously there is formed in situ a substantially uniform distribution of nano particles of alumina. The alloy has a substantially linear property/temperature profile, such that physical properties such as strength are substantially maintained even at temperatures of 250° C. and above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Nanotec Metals, Inc.
    Inventor: Nanotec Metals, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8500842
    Abstract: A cermet anode structure obtainable by a process comprising the steps of: (a) providing a slurry by dispersing a powder of an electronically conductive phase and by adding a binder to the dispersion, in which said electronically conductive phase comprises a FeCrMx alloy, wherein Mx is selected from the group consisting of Ni, Ti, Nb, Ce, Mn, Mo, W, Co, La, Y, Al, and mixtures thereof, (b) forming a metallic support of said slurry of the electronically conductive phase, (c) providing a precursor solution of ceria, said solution containing a solvent and a surfactant, (d) impregnating the structure of step (b) with the precursor solution of step (c), (e) subjecting the resulting structure of step (d) to calcination, and (f) conducting steps (d)-(e) at least once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Technical University of Denmark
    Inventors: Peter Blennow, Mogens Mogensen
  • Patent number: 8480783
    Abstract: A sintered porous metal body, which has a sintered structure having a volumetric porosity of 10 to 90%, wherein there are at least one powder particles selected from the group consisting of dielectric material powders and semiconductor material powders that absorb energy of electromagnetic wave having a frequency of 300 MHz to 300 GHz among the metal crystalline particles constituting the sintered body, wherein the particles are substantially homogeneously dispersed in the sintered body, and wherein the metal particles are sintered to bond each other to be united to constitute pores. The invention discloses a method of manufacturing the sintered porous metal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Okamoto, Masami Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20130133482
    Abstract: A metal composite comprising a milled and compacted mixture of powdered aluminium or aluminium alloy and ceramic particles, wherein, on loading of the aluminium with the ceramic particles, the ceramic particles are of an average size of between 0.85 ?m and 0.6 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: AEROSPACE METAL COMPOSITES LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew David Tarrant, Jonathan Richard Silk
  • Publication number: 20120304821
    Abstract: Hard particles for blending as a starting material in a sintered alloy contain 20 to 40 mass % of molybdenum, 0.5 to 1.0 mass % of carbon, 5 to 30 mass % of nickel, 1 to 10 mass % of manganese, 1 to 10 mass % of chromium, 5 to 30 mass % of cobalt, 0.05 to 2 mass % of yttrium, and the balance being inadvertent impurities and iron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicants: FINE SINTER CO., LTD, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimihiko Ando, Tadayoshi Kikko, Yusaku Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120276393
    Abstract: A multiphase composite system is made by binding hard particles, such as TiC particles, of various sizes with a mixture of titanium powder and aluminum, nickel, and titanium in a master alloy or as elemental materials to produce a composite system that has advantageous energy absorbing characteristics. The multiple phases of this composite system include an aggregate phase of hard particles bound with a matrix phase. The matrix phase has at least two phases with varying amounts of aluminum, nickel, and titanium. The matrix phase forms a bond with the hard particles and has varying degrees of hard and ductile phases. The composite system may be used alone or bonded to other materials such as bodies of titanium or ceramic in the manufacture of ballistic armor tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Robert G. LEE
  • Patent number: 8197574
    Abstract: A method of making dispersion-strengthened alloy particles involves melting an alloy having a corrosion and/or oxidation resistance-imparting alloying element, a dispersoid-forming element, and a matrix metal wherein the dispersoid-forming element exhibits a greater tendency to react with a reactive species acquired from an atomizing gas than does the alloying element. The melted alloy is atomized with the atomizing gas including the reactive species to form atomized particles so that the reactive species is (a) dissolved in solid solution to a depth below the surface of atomized particles and/or (b) reacted with the dispersoid-forming element to form dispersoids in the atomized particles to a depth below the surface of said atomized particles. The atomized alloy particles are solidified as solidified alloy particles or as a solidified deposit of alloy particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Iver E. Anderson, Robert L. Terpstra
  • Patent number: 8034152
    Abstract: A novel solution route has been developed that after heat-treatment to 500-600° C. under inert atmosphere, yields highly porous composites of nano-sized metal (Ni) particle inclusions in ceramics (Al2O3). Metal loadings could be made from <1% to >95% Ni. The metal inclusion sizes in the Ni—Al2O3 system with the 10 atom % Ni sample were 4-7 nm, while for the 75 atom % Ni sample they were 5-8 nm. It was shown that the 10 atom % Ni sample could be used as a catalyst for the conversion of CO2 and CH4 in the temperature range 550-700° C., while higher temperatures led to growth of the Ni particles and carbon poisoning over time. The solution routes could also be deposited as thin dense films containing <10 nm Ni particles. Such films with high Ni-particle loadings deposited on aluminium substrates have shown very good solar heat absorber proficiency and provide good substrates for carbon tube growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Gunnar Westin, Annika Pohl, Asa Ekstrand
  • Patent number: 8029923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vapour-deposition material for the production of optical layers of high refractive index which comprises titanium oxide and gadolinium oxide and/or dysprosium oxide, to a process for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Friz, Reiner Dombrowski, Beate Dombrowski, legal representative, Uwe Anthes
  • Publication number: 20110159216
    Abstract: A colored metal composite including a metal matrix; and colored particles distributed throughout the metal matrix AND/OR a method including providing metal powder as a first phase of a composite; providing colored particles to form a second phase of the composite; mixing the metal powder and colored particles; and sintering the metal powder around the colored particles to form a metal matrix that has colored particles distributed throughout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Caroline Elizabeth MILLAR, Stuart Paul GODFREY
  • Patent number: 7935241
    Abstract: A slurry comprises suspended aluminum particles in a colloid having dispersed colloidal particles of a metal oxide such as a hydroxide. The metal oxide is reducible by metallic aluminum. The slurry has such a basic pH that dissolution of the aluminum particles in the slurry is inhibited so that when the slurry is subjected to a heat treatment, the undissolved aluminum particles are reactable with the colloidal particles to form an aluminum-based mixture resistant to chemical attack made of aluminum oxide, metal aluminum and the metal of the colloidal particles. The slurry can be used to form an aluminum-based protective coating on a component, in particular of an aluminum electrowinning cell or an apparatus for treating molten aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Rio Tinto Alcan International Limited
    Inventors: Thinh T. Nguyen, Vittorio De Nora
  • Publication number: 20110091346
    Abstract: A method for producing a high strength aluminum alloy parts containing L12 dispersoids from an aluminum alloy powder containing the L12 dispersoids. The powder is consolidated into a billet having a density of about 100 percent. The billet is extruded using an extrusion die shaped to produce a forging billet. The L12 alloy billet is isothermally forged to produce a forging with improved mechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Awadh B. Pandey
  • Publication number: 20110091345
    Abstract: A method for producing a high strength aluminum alloy tubing containing L12 dispersoids from an aluminum alloy powder containing the L12 dispersoids. The powder is consolidated into a billet having a density of about 100 percent. The tube is formed by at least one of direct extrusion, Mannesmann process, pilgering, and rolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Awadh B. Pandey
  • Publication number: 20110064599
    Abstract: A method for producing a high strength aluminum alloy brackets, cases, tubes, ducts, beams, spars and other parts containing L12 dispersoids from an aluminum alloy powder containing the L12 dispersoids. The powder is consolidated into a billet having a density of about 100 percent. The billet is extruded using an extrusion die shaped to produce the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Awadh B. Pandey
  • Patent number: 7727308
    Abstract: Non-evaporable getter alloys are provided which can be activated at relatively low temperatures and are capable of efficiently sorbing hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Saes Getters S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Coda, Alessandro Gallitognotta, Debora Caccia, Paola Baronio, Luca Toia, Mario Porro
  • Patent number: 7682710
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vapour-deposition material for the production of optical layers of high refractive index which comprises titanium oxide and ytterbium oxide in a molar ratio of from 4:1 to 1:4, to a process for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Friz, Reiner Dombrowski, Uwe Anthes
  • Patent number: 7645326
    Abstract: A system and method to reduce signal to noise ratio within an RFID enabled warehouse or distribution center by introducing highly reflective aluminum oxide particulate into the atmospheric environment of the warehouse or distribution center. The aluminum oxide will be comprised of nano size particulate manufactured in an aerosol format. This particulate will be introduced into the environment through the auspices of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning mechanism associated with the environment. The levels of particulate will be monitored through the use of strategically placed sensors in order to maintain regulatory compliance. Furthermore, the signal to noise ratio will be enhanced by reducing ambient noise emanating from light fixtures in the environment through the strategic placement of inferential filters. Furthermore, the signal to noise ratio from man made sources will be reduced by using horizontally configured backscatter transmitting antenna within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: James Neil Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20090311123
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for producing alloy and intermetallic powders. Particularly to a method for the production of titanium based alloy and intermetallic powders. A first metal and a second metal oxide powder are mixed with a controlled metal/metal oxide molar ratio. This mixture is heated, becomes self propagating and leads to formation of a mixture of alloy liquid and a oxide solid. Pressure is applied to separate the phases and upon cooling produces a metallic solid. FIG. 1a shows an example of a solid crushed into a powder as produced by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: WAIKATOLINK LIMITED
    Inventors: Deliang Zhang, Stiliana Rousseva Raynova
  • Publication number: 20090298683
    Abstract: The invention relates to the production of a material comprising a mixture of noble metal nanoparticles and rare-earth oxide nanoparticles. The process comprises the following successive steps: a) production of a metal alloy comprising at least one noble metal chosen from the group comprising the elements Ru, Rh, Ir, Ag, Au, Pd, Pt, Ni and Cu and at least one rare earth chosen from the group comprising the elements La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Y and Sc, said alloy containing a crystalline phase the rare earth content of which is greater than 10 at % and the noble metal content of which is between 25 and 75 at %; and b) oxidation, in an oxidizing atmosphere, of the metal alloy obtained during step a). The subject of the invention is also a composite comprising a mixture of noble metal nanoparticles and rare-earth oxide nanoparticles and to the use of such a composite, in particular for catalysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Marc-Charles Lomello-Tafin, Jean-Luc Rousset, Jean-Michel Moreau, Abdelouahed Ait Chaou, Franck Morfin
  • Patent number: 7578867
    Abstract: A ceramic sintered product which comprises a first hard phase containing a nitride of titanium, a second hard phase containing at least one of alumina and zirconia, and a binding phase containing nickel; and a method for producing the ceramic sintered product. The ceramic sintered product is lightweight and exhibits good abrasion resistance in a wet atmosphere, and further can be produced at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hamamura, Saburou Nagano
  • Patent number: 7544228
    Abstract: One form of the disclosure includes a cermet composition represented by the formula (PQ)(RS) comprising: a ceramic phase (PQ) and a binder phase (RS) wherein, P is a metal selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Mg, Ca, Y, Fe, Mn, Group IV, Group V, Group VI elements, and mixtures thereof, Q is oxide, R is a base metal selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ni Co, Mn and mixtures thereof, S consists essentially of at least one element selected from Cr, Al and Si and at least one reactive wetting element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Hf, Ta, Sc, Y, La, and Ce, wherein the ceramic phase (PQ) ranges from about 55 to 95 vol % based on the volume of the cermet and is dispersed in the binder phase (RS) as particles with a diameter of 100 microns or greater. Another form of the disclosure relates to a bimodal size distribution of the metal oxide ceramic phase within the metal matrix phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: ChangMin Chun, Narasimha-Rao V. Bangaru, John R. Peterson, Robert L. Antram, Christopher J. Fowler
  • Patent number: 7517375
    Abstract: A highly wear resistant sintered, hot pressed, or otherwise compacted ceramic composite material is described, consisting of two discrete phases of the form AlxMgyB14 where x and y ?1 or like hard, orthorhombic compounds, and TiB2 or like Group IVB transition metal di-borides, and with an unexpectedly high content of transition metal di-boride in the range from 40 to 90 percent (28 to 85 volume percent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Allan Cook, Joel Lee Harringa, Alan Mark Russell, Justin S. Peters, Atiq Ahmed
  • Patent number: 7510591
    Abstract: A process for hydrogenating an organic compound which has at least one carbonyl group, in which the organic compound is brought into contact in the presence of hydrogen with a shaped article which can be produced in a process in which (i) an oxidic material comprising copper oxide, aluminum oxide and at least one of the oxides of lanthanum, tungsten, molybdenum, titanium or zirconium is prepared, (ii) powdered metallic copper, copper flakes, powdered cement, graphite or a mixture thereof is added to the oxidic material, and (iii) the mixture resulting from (ii) is shaped to a shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sylvia Huber-Dirr, Michael Hesse, Andrea Haunert, Henrik Junicke
  • Publication number: 20090025508
    Abstract: The invention discloses nano/micron binary structured powders for superhydrophobic, self-cleaning applications. The powders are featured by micron-scale diameter and nano-scale surface roughness. In one embodiment, the average diameter is about 1-25 ?m, and the average roughness Ra is about 3-100 nm. The nano/micron binary structured powders may be made of silica, metal oxide, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shih-Chieh Liao, Hsiu-Fen Lin, Jin-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 7468089
    Abstract: A self-cleaning porous cermet material, filter and system utilizing the same may be used in filtering particulate and gaseous pollutants from internal combustion engines having intermetallic and ceramic phases. The porous cermet filter may be made from a transition metal aluminide phase and an alumina phase. Filler materials may be added to increase the porosity or tailor the catalytic properties of the cermet material. Additionally, the cermet material may be reinforced with fibers or screens. The porous filter may also be electrically conductive so that a current may be passed therethrough to heat the filter during use. Further, a heating element may be incorporated into the porous cermet filter during manufacture. This heating element can be coated with a ceramic material to electrically insulate the heating element. An external heating element may also be provided to heat the cermet filter during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventor: Peter C. Kong
  • Patent number: 7438740
    Abstract: With the object of effective utilization of a fine powder generated during comminution of a crude material for iron manufacture, a briquette is provided which comprises a porous brittle molded body with a bulk specific gravity of 1.5 or more which is obtained by compression molding a molding composition comprising a fine powder generated during comminution of a crude material for iron manufacture and a reinforcing portion for reinforcing the brittle molded body. Further, with the object of effective reuse of used alumina grinding stones, a briquette is provided which comprises a porous brittle molded body obtained by compression molding a molding composition comprising a comminuted powder of a used alumina grinding stone and a cotton-like aggregate comprising a grinding powder of a ferrous metal and a grinding liquid, and a reinforcing portion for reinforcing the brittle molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuma Matsuda, Masafumi Sedou
  • Publication number: 20080166255
    Abstract: A method of making Re and Re-based materials comprises steps of: providing a Re powder starting material or a Re powder starting material and at least one additional powder material; subjecting at least the Re powder to a first degassing treatment for reducing the oxygen content thereof; increasing the density of the degassed Re powder or a mixture of the degassed Re powder and the at least one additional powder material to form a green billet; subjecting the billet to a second degassing treatment to further reduce the oxygen content; and consolidating the billet to form a consolidated material with greater than about 95% of theoretical density and low oxygen content below about 200 ppm for Re and below about 500 ppm for Re-based materials formed from the mixture, excluding oxygen from non-metallic compounds and ceramics. Materials so produced are useful in the manufacture of deposition sources such as sputtering targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: HERAEUS INC.
    Inventors: Fenglin YANG, Carl Derrington, Bernd Kunkel
  • Patent number: 7316724
    Abstract: A cermet composition represented by the formula (PQ)(RS)X comprising: a ceramic phase (PQ), a binder phase (RS) and X wherein X is at least one member selected from the group consisting of an oxide dispersoid E, an intermetallic compound F and a derivative compound G wherein said ceramic phase (PQ) is dispersed in the binder phase (RS) as particles of diameter in the range of about 0.5 to 3000 microns, and said X is dispersed in the binder phase (RS) as particles in the size range of about 1 nm to 400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Narasimha-Rao Venkata Bangaru, Jayoung Koo, ChangMin Chun, Hyun-Woo Jin, John Roger Peterson, Robert Lee Antram, Christopher John Fowler
  • Patent number: 7288133
    Abstract: A three-phase nanocomposite that comprises about 0.5 to 10 vol % nano-scale aluminum oxide particles and about 1 to 45% high modulus ceramic particles and an aluminum alloy matrix. The nano phase is to enhance nanocomposite strength and the modulus phase is to enhance the specific modulus of the resulting nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: DWA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Y. Peng, Mark R. van den Bergh, William C. Harrigan
  • Patent number: 7288132
    Abstract: Cermets are provided in which a substantially stoichiometric metal carbide ceramic phase along with a reprecipitated metal carbide phase, represented by the formula MxCy, is dispersed in a metal binder phase. In MxCy M is Cr, Fe, Ni, Co, Si, Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Mo or mixtures thereof, x and y are whole or fractional numerical values with x ranging from 1 to 30 and y from 1 to 6. These cermets are particularly useful in protecting surfaces from erosion and corrosion at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Exxonmobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: ChangMin Chun, Narasimha-Rao Venkata Bangaru, Hyun-Woo Jin, Jayoung Koo, John Roger Peterson, Robert Lee Antram, Christopher John Fowler
  • Patent number: 7153338
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention includes a cermet composition represented by the formula (PQ)(RS) comprising: a ceramic phase (PQ) and a binder phase (RS) wherein, P is a metal selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Mg, Ca, Y, Fe, Mn, Group IV, Group V, Group VI elements, and mixtures thereof, Q is oxide, R is a base metal selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ni Co, Mn and mixtures thereof, S consists essentially of at least one element selected from Cr, Al and Si and at least one reactive wetting element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Hf, Ta, Sc, Y, La, and Ce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Exxonmobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Narasimha-Rao Venkata Bangaru, ChangMin Chun, Hyun-Woo Jin, Jayoung Koo, John Roger Peterson, Robert Lee Antram, Christopher John Fowler
  • Patent number: 7052526
    Abstract: A magnesium base composite material is provided such that compound particles generated by a solid-phase reaction with magnesium are uniformly dispersed in a magnesium alloy body. The compound particles dispersed in the body comprise magnesium silicide (Mg2Si) and magnesium oxide (MgO) so that the magnesium base composite material may have excellent strength, hardness and abrasion resistance and tempered opponent aggression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Toudai TLO, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 6921422
    Abstract: This invention relates to a ductile binder phase for use with AlMgB14 and other hard materials. The ductile binder phase, a cobalt-manganese alloy, is used in appropriate quantities to tailor good hardness and reasonable fracture toughness for hard materials so they can be used suitably in industrial machining and grinding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Cook, Alan Russell, Joel Harringa
  • Patent number: 6905779
    Abstract: A copper-based sliding material comprising sintered copper or sintered copper alloy, and 0.1 to 5 vol. % hard substance particles harder in hardness than said copper or copper alloy, said hard substance particles being substantially evenly dispersed so that, when at least one, randomly selected surface portion or sectional portion of said sintered copper or sintered copper alloy is partitioned into squares each having a side of 20 ?m, at least one particle exists in each of squares not less than 80% of the whole squares. The copper-based sliding material has good anti-seizure property and superior resistance to fatigue without containing any lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Sakai, Naohisa Kawakami, Satoru Kurimoto, Takashi Inaba, Koichi Yamamoto, Takayuki Shibayama