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US4794044: Method for surface treatment


Filing Information

Inventor(s) Tohru Arai · Hatsuhiko Oikawa ·
Assignee(s) Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Berman, Aisenberg & Platt ·
Primary Examiner Sam Silverberg ·
Application Number US7130802
Filing date 12/08/1987
Issue date 12/27/1988
Predicted expiration date 12/08/2007
U.S. Classifications 427/431  · 427/399  ·
International Classifications C04B 4181  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 427399;431 ·
Foreign Priority JP61294282 - 12/10/1986 ·
21 Claims, No Drawings


A method for forming a layer of a carbide or nitride of a metallic element or boron nitride on the surface of a ceramics article. A molten salt bath is prepared by heating and melting a bath agent composed of boron oxide and/or borate, and at least one metallic element selected from Group IVa, Va, VIa elements, etc. An article to be treated which is made of silicon nitride, silicon carbide or sialon is immersed in the salt bath. This method provides a ceramics product with a uniform surface layer having superior frictional and electrical properties.

Independent Claims | See all claims (21)

  1. 1. A method for surface treatment which comprises the steps of:preparing a molten salt bath by heating and melting a bath agent comprising boron oxide and/or borate and at least one member selected from the group consisting of a metallic element and a substance containing at least one metallic element, the metallic element being a Group IVa element, a Group Va element, a Group VIa element, calcium, manganese, boron, aluminum, silicon, magnesium, or a rare earth element, andimmersing an article made of silicon nitrite, silicon carbide or sialon in said molten salt bath,thereby forming a surface layer of a carbide or nitride of said metallic element or of boron nitride on the surface of said article.

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