Resources Contact Us Home
Method of melting solid materials

Image Number 7 for United States Patent #6120430.

A method of melting solid materials while controlling melt shape, without the expenditure of energy to melt unwanted quantities of surrounding materials, and an apparatus to effect the method. The method comprises the use of a planar starter path between electrodes so as to initiate melting and/or vitrification in a plane rather than in a discrete linear path between electrodes. Because melting is initiated along a significant portion of the linear dimension of the electrodes, creating a melted zone that is deeper than it is thick, the aspect ratio (depth "Y"/width "Z") of the melted mass is greater than 1.0.

  Recently Added Patents
Method for manufacturing a substrate for a display device
Method of treating cancer using a survivin inhibitor
Method and apparatus for focusing electrical stimulation in the brain during electro-convulsive therapy
Charged-particle beam lens
Dye-sensitized solar cell, dye-sensitized solar cell module, and coating liquid for forming electrolyte layer
Device to control force required to depress accelerator pedal
  Randomly Featured Patents
Progenitor endothelial cell capturing with a drug eluting implantable medical device
Automotive alternator having rectifier and voltage regulator mounted thereon
Automatic power-up portable electronic device based on time-dependent event
Process for manufacturing a schottky diode with enhanced barrier height and high thermal stability
Process to purify dialkyl sulfides
Power-saving low-frequency power amplifier
Decorative cast cover
Printing head of wire-dot impact printer
Internal combustion engine
Certain aryl fused imidazaopyrimidines; a new class of GABA brain receptor ligands