Tekna Plasma Systems Inc.
|Tekna Plasma Systems Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140356078||Powder Flow Monitor and Method for In-flight Measurement of a Flow of Powder - A powder flow monitor includes a powder transport tube, a sensor of a flow of powder in the powder transport tube, and an oscillator configured to impart a cleaning vibration to the powder transport tube. A method is for in-flight monitoring of a flow of powder using the powder flow monitor.||12-04-2014|
|20130255445||DEVICE FOR PRODUCING TITANIUM METAL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING TITANIUM METAL - A device for producing titanium metal comprises (a) a first heating unit that heats and gasifies magnesium and a first channel that feeds the gaseous magnesium, (b) a second heating unit that heats and gasifies titanium tetrachloride so as to have a temperature of at least 1600° C. and a second channel that feeds the gaseous titanium tetrachloride, (c) a venturi section at which the second channel communicates with an entrance channel, the first channel merges into a throat and as a result the magnesium and the titanium tetrachloride combine in the throat and a mixed gas is formed in the exit channel, and in which the temperature of the throat and the exit channel is regulated to be at least 1600° C., (d) a titanium metal deposition unit that communicates with the exit channel and has a substrate for deposition with a temperature in the range of 715-1500° C., and (e) a mixed gas discharge channel that communicates with the titanium metal deposition unit.||10-03-2013|
|20130255443||TITANIUM METAL PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR TITANIUM METAL - A titanium metal production apparatus is provided with (a) a first flow channel that supplies magnesium in a state of gas, (b) a second flow channel that supplies titanium tetrachloride in a state of gas, (c) a gas mixing section in which the magnesium and titanium tetrachloride in a state of gas are mixed and the temperature is controlled to be 1600° C. or more, (d) a titanium metal deposition section in which particles for deposition are arranged so as to be movable, the temperature is in the range of 715 to 1500° C., and the absolute pressure is 50 kPa to 500 kPa, and (e) a mixed gas discharge section which is in communication with the titanium metal deposition section.||10-03-2013|
|20130095243||METAL TITANIUM PRODUCTION DEVICE AND METAL TITANIUM PRODUCTION METHOD - A metal titanium production device comprising: (a) a magnesium evaporation unit in which solid magnesium is evaporated and a first flow path which is communicated with the evaporation unit and through which gaseous magnesium is supplied; (b) a second flow path through which gaseous titanium tetrachloride is supplied; (c) a gas mixing unit which is communicated with the first flow path and the second flow path and in which the gaseous magnesium is mixed with titanium tetrachloride, the absolute pressure is adjusted to 50 to 500 kPa and the temperature is adjusted to 1600° C. or higher; (d) a metal titanium precipitation unit which is communicated with the gas mixing unit and in which a precipitation substrate having at least partially a temperature of 715 to 1500° C. is placed and the absolute pressure is adjusted to 50 to 500 kPa; and (e) a mixed gas discharge unit which is communicated with the metal titanium precipitation unit.||04-18-2013|
|20120201266||PLASMA REACTOR FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF NANOPOWDERS AND MATERIALS PROCESSING - A process and apparatus for producing nanopowders and materials processing is described herein. A plasma reactor comprising a torch body comprising a plasma torch for generating a plasma; a reactor section in fluid communication with the torch body for receiving a plasma discharge and further being in fluid communication with a quench section; and at least one heating element in thermal communication with the reactor section and wherein the at least one heating element provides for selectively modulating the temperature within the reactor section is described herein.||08-09-2012|
|20120070578||METHOD FOR PRODUCING TITANIUM METAL - Disclosed is a method for producing titanium metal, which comprises: (a) a step in which a mixed gas is formed by supplying titanium tetrachloride and magnesium into a mixing space that is held at an absolute pressure of 50-500 kPa and at a temperature not less than 1700° C.; (b) a step in which the mixed gas is introduced into a deposition space; (c) a step in which titanium metal is deposited and grown on a substrate for deposition; and (d) a step in which the mixed gas after the step (c) is discharged. In this connection, the deposition space has an absolute pressure of 50-500 kPa, the substrate for deposition is arranged in the deposition space, and at least a part of the substrate for deposition is held within the temperature range of 715-1500° C.||03-22-2012|
|20110277590||Method For Producing Metal Nanopowders By Decomposition Of Metal Carbonyl Using An Induction Plasma Torch - A process for synthesizing metal nanopowders by introducing metal carbonyl into an induction plasma torch. By taking advantage of the much lower dissolution temperature of carbonyl as opposed to the high melting temperature of conventional metal powder feeds less torch power is required. Moreover, in contrast to current powder production techniques utilizing electrode based plasma torches, the induction plasma torch does not introduce contaminants into the nanopowder.||11-17-2011|
|20090260481||METHOD FOR PRODUCING TITANIUM METAL - A process and apparatus for producing titanium metal is described herein. The process comprises generating an RF thermal plasma discharge using a plasma torch provided with an RF coil; reducing titanium tetrachloride to a titanium metal by supplying titanium tetrachloride and magnesium into the RF thermal plasma discharge; and collecting or depositing the titanium metal at a temperature not lower than the boiling point of magnesium chloride and not higher than the boiling point of the titanium metal.||10-22-2009|
|20090243168||APPARATUS FOR PLASMA SYNTHESIS OF RHENIUM NANO AND MICRO POWDERS - The process for the synthesis of rhenium powders comprises the injection of ammonium perrhenate powder through a carrier gas in a plasma torch of a plasma reactor operated using a mixture including hydrogen as the plasma gas, yielding metallic rhenium under the following chemical reaction:||10-01-2009|
Patent applications by Tekna Plasma Systems Inc.