Sunday, October 31, 2010

Apple's US application 20100273538 on nitride layers

The first claim of published US application 20100273538 :

A process for providing a nitrided SUS 316L stainless steel component suitable for use in the assembly of a portable consumer electronic product, comprising:heating a nitrogen based salt bath to an average temperature of no more than C.;forming an initial nitride layer by,continuously exposing at least a portion of the SUS 316L stainless steel component to the salt bath;removing the nitrided SUS 316L stainless steel component from the salt bath after no more than 90 minutes has elapsed; andforming a finished nitride layer by performing at least one finishing operation on the initial nitride layer.

The absract:

A cost effective system, method and apparatus adapted to provide a nitride layer on stainless steel used for the manufacture of consumer electronic products. In addition to providing a durable, hard surface that is both scratch and impact resistant, the nitride layer allows for the natural surface color and texture of the underlying stainless steel to remain visible to the user. It is this natural surface color and texture of the stainless steel that adds to the aesthetically pleasing appearance of the consumer electronic product thereby enhancing the user's overall experience.

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