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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
266044000 PROCESS 117
266200000 MEANS FOR MELTING OR VAPORIZING METAL OR TREATING LIQUEFIED METAL 91
266168000 MEANS FOR TREATING ORES OR FOR EXTRACTING METALS 35
266249000 MEANS TREATING SOLID METAL 27
266099000 WITH RECORDING, INDICATING, INSPECTION OR MEASURING MEANS 22
266265000 MEANS FOR INTRODUCING FLUENT INTO VESSEL, E.G., TUYERE 16
266144000 WITH MEANS TREATING OR HANDLING GASES EXHAUSTED BY TREATING MEANS 13
266274000 MEANS FOR HOLDING OR SUPPORTING WORK 13
266048000 MEANS FOR CUTTING SOLID METAL WITH HEAT, E.G., BLOWPIPES 13
266078000 WITH CONTROL MEANS RESPONSIVE TO SENSED CONDITION 10
266114000 HAVING MEANS FOR CONTACTING A SOLID METALLIFEROUS MATERIAL OR METAL OBJECT WITH A LIQUID 9
266271000 MEANS SEALING OR OPENING APERTURE IN VESSEL 8
266280000 LININGS 8
266138000 WITH MEANS TO PREHEAT GAS 6
266102000 MEANS TREATING A CONTINUUM OF WORK 4
20100044932CONTINUOUS ANNEALING EQUIPMENT - Continuous annealing equipment contains: a heating zone, a soaking zone, and a rapid cooling zone, the rapid cooling zone having gas jet cooling equipment and is provided with at least one pair of seal rolls at each of an inlet and an outlet thereof and bridle roll units each composed of two or more bridle rolls in front of and behind itself; the bridle roll unit behind the rapid cooling zone having two or more heating rolls each having an induction heater thereinside; and the heating roll having a winding angle of 100° or more per heating roll and 380° or more in total of all the heating rolls.02-25-2010
20090115113Apparatus for cooling a metal strip - An apparatus is described for cooling a metal strip (05-07-2009
20090230598Co-Production of Steel, Titanium and High Grade Oxide - Steel and pigment-grade TiO09-17-2009
20080272526Steel Slag Treatment Equipment by Barrel Method - This invention relates to metallurgical slag treatment equipments. A double cavity type steel slag treatment equipment by barrel method employing mandrel support comprises left and right barrel bodies, flow branching pan, mandrel, feed funnel. Between the left and right barrel bodies is disposed a flow branching pan, over which is mounted a feed funnel and below which is mounted a retaining ring. The mandrel is fixedly connected to the left and right barrel bodies and flow branching pan, characterized is that at two ends of the mandrel are mounted supporting bearings, left and right barrel bodies have inner and outer portions, inner barrel body is made of grid section, one end of grid section is fixed on the end cover of outer barrel body through an insertion opening made of supporting rings, the other end of grid section is joined with the supporting ring fixedly connected on outer barrel body, the mandrel fixedly connects outer barrel body, outside the outer barrel at one side is mounted a geared ring for transmitting force moment the geared ring is fixedly connected with outer barrel body. The invention can cool slag material sufficiently, improve performance of product slag, reduce weight of equipment, decrease cost and increase the space available for maintenance and repair.11-06-2008
266160000 COMBINED OR CONVERTIBLE 4
20090102104Method for processing metal body and apparatus for processing metal body - The present invention provides a method for processing a metal body which can turn a metal structure of the metal body into a finer grain structure thus obtaining the high strength and the high ductility. In a method or an apparatus for processing a metal body which turns the metal structure of the metal body into the finer grain structure by forming a low deformation resistance region where the deformation resistance is locally lowered in the metal body and by deforming the low deformation resistance region by shearing, using a non-low deformation resistance region forming means which forms a non-low deformation resistance region by increasing the deformation resistance which is lowered in the low deformation resistance region, the non-low deformation resistance region is formed along the low deformation resistance region.04-23-2009
20080230965Handling Device For Elements of Tapping Runners - A handling device for elements of tapping runners on a shaft furnace, in particular for runner covers, the device including a support base arranged on the cast house floor of a blast furnace, laterally of the tapping runner and a frame (09-25-2008
20080203629System for Supplying Molten Metal, Container and a Vehicle - The object of the present invention is to provide a system that immediately after the supply of the molten metal is stopped, the molten metal that resides in the pipe can be prevented from dripping from the pipe.08-28-2008
20120217685DROSS COOLING SYSTEM AND COOLING METHOD - Embodiments of an aluminum dross cooling head are disclosed. The cooling cooperates with a material container encapsulate dross and reduce thermiting of the dross. In one embodiment, the cooling head also serves as a compression head when forced into the dross by a cooperating dross press assembly.08-30-2012
266135000 WITH CLEANING OR LUBRICATING MEANS 4
20110169202FURNACE SYSTEM - A furnace system has a furnace, particularly an arc furnace, for melting metal, and a cleaning device for removing and/or avoiding bulk goods from or in a furnace opening. The cleaning device has a movable thrust arm for carrying out a thrust movement, and a movement device for moving the thrust arm between a parking level and an operating level. The use of a furnace opening is further made more flexible in that a work platform forming a work level is present, from which the furnace opening is accessible and which carries the cleaning device. The work level has a recess through which the thrust arm can be guided during the movement thereof between the operating level positioning above the work level, and the parking level positioned below the working level.07-14-2011
20110109023CLEANER EQUIPMENT FOR THE SMELT SPOUTS OF A RECOVERY BOILER - A cleaning unit for smelt spouts of a recovery boiler. A motorized cleaning member is configured to clean smelt spouts of a recovery boiler. A motorized transfer device is configured to transfer the cleaning unit from the location of a first smelt spout to the location of a second smelt spout.05-12-2011
20090039571Suction cart for suctioning off the gases and dust produced during flame cutting processes - A suction cart suctions away the gases and dust produced during flame cutting processes and catches the scrap metal produced. The suction cart can travel underneath the flame cutting bench and is outfitted with at least one suction pipe, which emerges into a suction duct, is configured so that it is able to handle the disposal work for materials located underneath the flame cutting bench. A cleaning blade or rake is arranged on the suction cart, the cleaning blade or rake being able to be lifted and lowered onto the floor underneath the flame cutting bench.02-12-2009
20120086157Apparatus for Removing Material from Surfaces of a Metals Processing Chamber - Methods and apparatus for removing condensed metal from the surfaces of metal processing chambers, such as, a vacuum induction metal (VIM) furnaces having, for example, condensed Mg or Ti, are disclosed. The methods and apparatus provide a robotic arm end positioned in the furnace having a nozzle operatively connected to a source of dry ice. The robotic arm end directs a stream of dry ice particles against the surface of the furnace to displace condensed metal. The displaced metal is collected for reuse or disposal. Aspects of the invention provide a safe and automated process for cleaning process chambers and recovering metal that can typically be dangerous when performed by conventional methods.04-12-2012
266287000 MISCELLANEOUS 4
20130161882TUYERE REMOVER - A component of a gas injection system (tuyere/tymp) removal apparatus comprising a pneumatic or hydraulic hammer reverse mounted into a hammer frame, the working end of the hammer fixedly attached a first end of a slidable frame. The slidable frame having a second end fixedly attached to an elongated lifting arm means with a component handling means, and two sides slidably attached to the hammer frame. The component handling means may be inserted into the rear of a component of a gas injection system. When activated, the hammer generates a pulling motion on the component handling means engaged with the component of a gas injection system, releasing the component of a gas injection system from the wall of the blast furnace.06-27-2013
20090206529Hearth Carriage Coupling Structure of Rotary Furnace Hearth - A rotary furnace hearth wherein a hearth carriage carrying a hearth comprises a plurality of hearth carriages respectively having propulsion systems, wherein adjoining hearth carriages are coupled by coupling bolts and nuts via spacers interspaced in a single row in a horizontal plane, whereby even if the hearth carriages deform due to heat at the time of operation, they are structured to be able to freely deform without mutual constraint in the event of curved deformation, so the hearth carriages are maintained in individually stable states at all times.08-20-2009
20100140853Lance holder with multiple-tolerance clamping head - A lance holder 06-10-2010
20120313302PISTON ROD AND CYLINDER SEAL DEVICE FOR ALUMINUM BATH CRUST BREAKER - A piston rod and cylinder seal device includes a cylinder defining a piston chamber extending between first and second cylinder heads. The second cylinder head has a spud receiving bore, a pressure passage communicating with the spud receiving bore, and a bore supply/vent passage. A piston is disposed in the piston chamber. A piston rod is connected to the piston having a piston rod spud including a shaft receiving bore. A tubular shaft connected to the second cylinder head in the spud receiving bore has a passage communicating with the bore supply/vent passage. The shaft is sealingly received in the shaft receiving bore when the piston rod spud is received in the spud receiving bore preventing pressurized air in the bore supply/vent passage from entering the spud receiving bore. The shaft is positioned outside the shaft receiving bore when the piston rod spud is outside the spud receiving bore.12-13-2012
266096000 WITH PROGRAMMED, CYCLIC, OR TIME RESPONSIVE CONTROL MEANS 2
20120217684METHOD FOR OPERATING A SHAFT FURNACE, AND SHAFT FURNACE OPERABLE BY THAT METHOD - Method for operating a shaft furnace, whereby an upper section of the shaft furnace is charged with raw materials which due to gravity descend inside the furnace while the atmosphere prevailing within the shaft furnace causes part of the raw materials to melt and/or to be reduced, and in a lower section of the shaft furnace a process gas is injected so as to at least partly modify the atmosphere prevailing in the shaft furnace. The pressure and/or volume flow of the injected process gas is dynamically modulated within a time span of 40 s. Also, a shaft furnace operable by said method, thus achieving improved through-gassing.08-30-2012
20100252966PRECIOUS METAL RECOVERY DEVICE - A precious metal recovery device is revealed. A robot arm holds a cover of at least one loader for opening and moving the cover so as to put an object in or move an object out the loader. The loader is a pentagonal prism with an opening on one side thereof. The area of the opening is enlarged for convenience of loading objects containing precious metal. The loader is to receive the object containing the precious metal. By means of a conveying device, the loader is carried to an immersion device, at least one dissolver and at least one water cleaning device in sequence so as to recover precious metal from the objects containing precious metal. The precious metal recovery device recovers the precious metal continuously and automatically. Therefore, the speed of precious metal recovery is improved and the amount of precious metal recovered is increased.10-07-2010
266166000 TREATING VESSEL WITH DISTINCT MOLTEN MATERIAL HOLDING MEANS, E.G., FOREHEARTH 2
20090295049Filter - A filter includes a crucible, a filtering container, and a receiving tank. The crucible has a heater for heating a pre-filtered object to comprise a primary material in liquid and at least one other material in solid. The filtering container has a body, a sieve, and a press rod. The body connects with the crucible for receiving the heated pre-filtered object in a channel and provides a guide-out member; the sieve is disposed in said channel; and the press rod movably received in the channel for pressing the primary material of the pre-filtered object to flow through the sieve and to the guide-out member. The receiving tank has an entrance facing the guide-out member of the filtering container to receive the filtered primary material.12-03-2009
20110074072Side well for metal melting furnace - An exemplary embodiment of the invention provides a side well for a metal melting furnace. The side well comprises an insulated body having a front wall adapted to form part of an insulated side wall of a metal melting furnace and a top, a cavity within the body including a single upright well having a cylindrical wall adjacent to a closed bottom of the cavity, an entrance to the cavity at the top of the insulated body, a metal inlet channel leading directly into the cavity from an inlet aperture in the front wall, and a metal outlet channel leading directly from the cavity to a metal outlet aperture in the front wall. The side well includes a rotatable impeller having a vertical rotatable shaft and at least one vaned section positioned at a lower end of the rotatable shaft; wherein the impeller extends into the cavity with the vaned section positioned in the well adjacent to the cylindrical wall.03-31-2011
266165000 AMBULANT VESSEL 1
20120043706CARRIAGE TO TRANSPORT A LADLE AND TO TRANSFER MOLTEN METAL INTO EQUIPMENT FOR POURING AND TRANSPORTATION LINE FOR TRANSPORTING MOLTEN METAL - The present invention provides a carriage to transport a ladle and to transfer molten metal into equipment for pouring (hereafter, transfer carriage) whereby the investment cost can be reduced by having the equipment made compact, and the temperature of the molten metal can be maintained high, and the cycle time can be reduced, because the time to transport the molten metal can be less. Further, the present invention provides a transportation line for transporting the molten metal. This line requires a smaller space for its installation. The transfer carriage of the present invention comprises a transportation means that runs along the rails for transporting a ladle; a shifting means disposed on the transportation means, which shifting means moves in the direction that is perpendicular to the rails for transporting a ladle; a lifting mechanism attached to a pillar set upright on the shifting means, a tilting means disposed at a lifting member of the lifting mechanism; and a ladle-holding member that is supported by the tilting means at the axis of the tilting means, which member is tilted by the tilting means, and which can hold or release a receiving ladle, wherein the carriage transfers the molten metal in the receiving ladle into the ladle for pouring.02-23-2012
266142000 GEOGRAPHIC OR STRUCTURAL INSTALLATION 1
20090230599MOLTEN METAL FLOW POWERED DEGASSING DEVICE - The invention features a molten metal flow powered device including a housing, a rotor rotatably supported by the housing, the rotor being configured and arranged to be powered by a stream of molten metal discharged from a pump, and a gas transfer conduit having an upper end adapted to engage a gas source and a lower end supported by the housing from which gas is fed to the rotor. The invention also features a pumping and degassing system that includes the pump and a source of pressurized gas. The system can also include a machine for directing flux into the pressurized gas, for passage along the gas transfer conduit to the rotor.09-17-2009
266137000 WITH MEANS TO COMMINUTE OR DISINTEGRATE SOLIDS 1
20090315233PROCESS AND INSTALLATION FOR GRANULATING SLAG - In a process for granulating slag, from a blast furnace or a smelting reduction plant, in which a granule/water mixture formed during the granulation is fed to a granulation tank and then to a dewatering installation, in which the slag granules are dewatered. H12-24-2009
266101000 HAVING MEANS FOR LEACHING AND SUBSEQUENTLY PRECIPITATING A METAL 1
20080197545Leaching process - A process for the oxidative leaching of sulphide mineral species, the method characterized by the method steps of: leaching a slurry containing the mineral species in one or more reaction vessels; circulating a stream of leach liquor to a flash cooler; flashing the liquor in the flash cooler at a pressure less than atmospheric pressure so as to dissipate heat; and recirculating the liquor to the or each reaction vessel.08-21-2008
266161000 MEANS FOR EXTRACTING AND REFINING METAL 1
20090039572Microwave iron-making furnace - A reactor has a casing composed of a magnesia-based refractory, and a bottom plate composed of an MgO-graphite mixed refractory is disposed on a bottom part of this casing. A graphite crucible is provided at a bottom of the reactor, and the graphite crucible and the reactor are joined together by a magnesia cylinder. Iron ore powder, coal powder, and other such raw materials supplied into the reactor are irradiated with microwaves from microwave oscillators and are heated. The iron ore is reduced, and the resulting molten pig iron flows out through a hole into a crucible, and then is poured out of the crucible through another hole into a ladle. It is thereby possible to manufacture molten pig iron with high energy efficiency, instead of using blast-furnace iron-making.02-12-2009

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