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Thomas Joseph Kelly: Production and use of welding filler metal. General Electric Company, Gregory Garmong, Jonathan P Miller, McNees Wallace & Nurick, July 22, 2003: US06596963 (26 worldwide citation)

A method for welding an article includes producing welding filler metal by the steps of furnishing a powder of a welding-filler-metal composition, preferably a titanium aluminide or a nickel-base superalloy, providing a continuous casting mold having a welding-filler-metal diameter, and melting the ...


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Thomas Joseph Kelly: Nickel-base powder-cored article, and methods for its preparation and use. General Electric Company, Carmen Santa Maria, Kurt L Ehresman, McNees Wallace & Nurick LL, June 15, 2004: US06750430 (24 worldwide citation)

An article is made by preparing an elongated preform having a net metallic composition, and including a tubular sheath made of a sheath nickel-base alloy, and a core disposed within the tubular sheath and including consolidated powder particles made of a core nickel-base alloy. The net metallic comp ...


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Thomas Joseph Kelly: Room-temperature surface weld repair of nickel-base superalloys having a nil-ductility range. General Electric Company, David L Narciso, Gregory O Garmong, December 3, 2002: US06489584 (13 worldwide citation)

A near-surface defect in a nickel-base superalloy article having a nil-ductility range is weld repaired with a low-power, directional, spatially confined heat source. During the weld repair procedure, the body of the article is maintained at room temperature. Simultaneously, the surface of the artic ...


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Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti, Mohamed Rahmane, Thomas Joseph Kelly, Michael James Weimer, Sairam Sundaram: Methods for making refractory crucibles. General Electric Company, Bryn T Lorentz, William Scott Andes, General Electric Company, July 27, 2010: US07761969 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods for making refractory crucibles capable of managing thermal stresses and suitable for melting highly reactive alloys, the method involving providing a crucible having at least a facecoat and a backing, heating at least one retaining ring, applying the at least one retaining ring about at lea ...


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Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti, Mohamed Rahmane, Thomas Joseph Kelly, Michael James Weimer, Sairam Sundaram: Refractory crucibles capable of managing thermal stress and suitable for melting highly reactive alloys. General Electric Company, Marcella R Louke, November 22, 2011: US08062581 (11 worldwide citation)

Refractory crucibles capable of managing thermal stress and suitable for melting highly reactive alloys having a facecoat, a backing, and at least one retaining ring applied about at least a portion of the backing of the crucible, the retaining ring comprising a composition selected from the group c ...


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William Henry Harrison, Thomas Joseph Kelly, Michael James Weimer: Method of restoration of mechanical properties of a cast nickel-based super alloy for serviced aircraft components. General Electric Company, Jonathan P Miller, Carmen Santa Maria, McNees Wallace & Nurick, June 29, 2004: US06755924 (11 worldwide citation)

A heat treatment process that will restore the mechanical properties of an aircraft engine article that includes a cast nickel-based superalloy portion welded to a wrought portion. The heat treatment process includes placing an article that includes the nickel-based superalloy cast portion into a he ...


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Thomas Joseph Kelly, Michael James Weimer, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti Jr: Methods for reducing carbon contamination when melting highly reactive alloys. General Electric Company, Bryn T Lorentz, William Scott Andes, September 1, 2009: US07582133 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods for reducing carbon contamination when melting highly reactive alloys involving providing a graphite crucible having an interior, applying at least a first protective layer to the interior of the graphite crucible, placing a highly reactive alloy into the crucible having the first protective ...


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Thomas Joseph Kelly, Michael James Weimer, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti Jr: Articles for use with highly reactive alloys. General Electric Company, Bryn T Lorentz, William Scott Andes, General Electric Company, September 7, 2010: US07790101 (9 worldwide citation)

Articles for use with highly reactive alloys that include a graphite crucible having an interior, and at least a first protective layer applied to the interior of the graphite crucible in which the graphite crucible having the first protective layer is used for melting highly reactive alloys.


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Thomas Joseph Kelly, P Kennard Wright III: Article having a superalloy protective coating, and its fabrication. General Electric Co, November 4, 2003: US06641929 (9 worldwide citation)

An article protected by a protective coating includes a substrate made of a first nickel-base superalloy substrate material that is susceptible to the formation of a secondary reaction zone when overlaid by a diffusion aluminide coating or an aluminide overlay coating. A protective coating including ...