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Number: 148/95
Name: Metal treatment > Process of modifying or maintaining internal physical structure (i.e., microstructure) or chemical properties of metal, process of reactive coating of metal and process of chemical-heat removing (e.g., flame-cutting, etc.) or burning of metal
Description: Subject matter which relates to (1) a process of modifying or maintaining the internal physical structure (i.e., microstructure) or chemical properties of metal not elsewhere provided, (2) a process of reactive coating of metal, and (3) a process of chemical-heat removing (e.g., flame-cutting, etc.) or burning (i.e., oxidizing) of a portion of a metal workpiece.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
148/100 Magnetic materials 77
148/194 Chemical-heat removing (e.g., flame-cutting, etc.) or burning of metal 47
148/206 Carburizing or nitriding using externally supplied carbon or nitrogen source 97
148/239 With ion implantation 54
148/240 Processes of coating utilizing a reactive composition which reacts with metal substrate or composition therefore 165
148/500 Utilizing disclosed mathematical formula or relationship 62
148/508 With measuring, testing, or sensing 112
148/512 Surface melting (e.g., melt alloying, etc.) 135
148/513 Treating loose metal powder, particle or flake 219
148/514 Treating consolidated metal powder, per se (i.e., no sintering or compacting step present) 136
148/515 With explosive or exothermic agent 15
148/516 Producing or treating layered, bonded, welded, or mechanically engaged article or stock as a final product 154
148/538 With casting or solidifying from melt 178
148/558 With vibration (e.g., mechanical, sound, etc.) 48
148/559 Heating or cooling of solid metal 108
148/96 Superconductive metal or alloy (i.e., superconductive tc at or below 30`k) 48
148/99 Treating in extraterrestrial environment (e.g., space, moon, etc.) or zero gravity environment 4

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8640341 Method of producing rolling sliding member Feb. 4, 2014
8409367 Method of making a nanostructured austenitic steel sheet Apr. 2, 2013
8332998 Shot-peening process Dec. 18, 2012
8329464 Implant surface treatment method having tissues integrated Dec. 11, 2012
8323272 Apparatus and methods for programming a shape-memory medical device implant Dec. 4, 2012
8309177 Method for treatment of chemically passivated galvanized surfaces to improve paint adhesion Nov. 13, 2012
8303729 Aircraft component manufacturing tool and method Nov. 6, 2012
8247539 Process for preparing materials by grafting halogenated phosphorus-containing groups onto an inorganic surface Aug. 21, 2012
8147913 Surface treatment method for magnesium alloy Apr. 3, 2012
8110088 Implant and method for manufacturing same Feb. 7, 2012
8012452 Nanocrystalline composite for storage of hydrogen Sep. 6, 2011
7966845 Glass-shaping mold and method for manufacturing the same Jun. 28, 2011
7879400 Substrate processing apparatus, method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, and method of forming a thin film on metal surface Feb. 1, 2011
7550027 Method for supplying cover gas Jun. 23, 2009
6690759 Zirconium-base alloy and nuclear reactor component comprising the same Feb. 10, 2004
6572792 Composition of matter tailoring: system 1 Jun. 3, 2003
6376104 Production of gold decorative items Apr. 23, 2002
6315838 Densification via thermal treatment Nov. 13, 2001
6165624 Article and method of producing a double oxide film Dec. 26, 2000
6068001 Process for stainless steel pickling and passivation without using nitric acid May. 30, 2000
5981387 Method for forming silicide film in semiconductor device Nov. 9, 1999
5651839 Process for engineering coherent twin and coincident site lattice grain boundaries in polycrystalline materials Jul. 29, 1997
5551997 Beryllium-containing alloys of aluminum and semi-solid processing of such alloys Sep. 3, 1996
5436195 Method of fabricating an integrated semiconductor light modulator and laser Jul. 25, 1995
5133811 Thixotropic materials Jul. 28, 1992
5094700 Solder and brazing alloys having improved properties and method of preparation Mar. 10, 1992
5009844 Process for manufacturing spheroidal hypoeutectic aluminum alloy Apr. 23, 1991
4772339 Method of treating cemented carbide bodies regarding their compositions and structures Sep. 20, 1988
4583608 Heat treatment of single crystals Apr. 22, 1986
4572818 Process for purifying metal compositions Feb. 25, 1986
4295896 Method for making metal alloy compositions and composition Oct. 20, 1981
4231814 Method of producing a vacuum circuit breaker Nov. 4, 1980
4174233 Expansion process for reducing the stresses in a seamless metal tube Nov. 13, 1979
4129459 Method for diminishing the strength and ductility of steel utilizing a lithium-indium-amalgam containing a small amount of vanadium pentoxide Dec. 12, 1978
4120701 Reactant for steel Oct. 17, 1978
4011150 Method of treating refining segments Mar. 8, 1977

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