Patents Assigned to Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing, LLC
  • Patent number: 9314941
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite structure, using a mandrel that is later removed from the composite structure, involves production of a mandrel by depositing a particulate mixture, including an aggregate and a binder, into a mold and removing the mandrel from the mold. The mandrel may be treated while still in the mold by heating, curing with an agent, microwave energy, or by some combination thereof. Once finished, the mandrel can be used in manufacturing polymer and/or composite components. The mandrel can also include materials that can be easily removed from the finished composite structure by water, shakeout, chemically dissolving, or by some combination thereof. The mandrel can be a self-expanding mandrel, and can be used in a process or system for the manufacture of composite structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Wallen, Jens Rossfeldt
  • Patent number: 8715408
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite structure, using a mandrel that is later removed from the composite structure, involves production of a mandrel by depositing a particulate mixture, including an aggregate and a binder, into a mold and removing the mandrel from the mold. The mandrel may be treated while still in the mold by heating, curing with an agent, microwave energy, or by some combination thereof. Once finished, the mandrel can be used in manufacturing polymer and/or composite components. The mandrel can also be include materials that can be easily removed from the finished composite structure by water, shakeout, chemically dissolving, or by some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Wallen, Jens Rossfeldt
  • Publication number: 20110000398
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite structure, using a mandrel that is later removed from the composite structure, involves production of a mandrel by depositing a particulate mixture, including an aggregate and a binder, into a mold and removing the mandrel from the mold. The mandrel may be treated while still in the mold by heating, curing with an agent, microwave energy, or by some combination thereof. Once finished, the mandrel can be used in manufacturing polymer and/or composite components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING LLC
    Inventors: Matt Wallen, Jens Rossfeldt
  • Patent number: 7816024
    Abstract: A power generation device includes a gas producing section for the extraction and utilization of living plant nutrients to produce a hydrogen containing gas and a hydrogen utilizing section coupled to the gas producing section, wherein the hydrogen content of the gas is used to generate electrical energy. The gas producing section includes a housing adapted to be connected to a living plant and placed in communication with a nutrient containing region of the plant, a chamber within the housing containing a bacterium capable of converting the plant nutrients into the hydrogen containing gas, and a pathway adapted to bring the plant nutrients into contact with the bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Mathias Hecht, Matt Wallen
  • Publication number: 20100249303
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite structure, using a mandrel that is later removed from the composite structure, involves production of a mandrel by depositing a particulate mixture, including an aggregate and a binder, into a mold and removing the mandrel from the mold. The mandrel may be treated while still in the mold by heating, curing with an agent, microwave energy, or by some combination thereof. Once finished, the mandrel can be used in manufacturing polymer and/or composite components. The mandrel can also be include materials that can be easily removed from the finished composite structure by water, shakeout, chemically dissolving, or by some combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING LLC
    Inventors: Jens Rossfeldt, Matt Wallen
  • Publication number: 20090014919
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite structure, using a mandrel that is later removed from the composite structure, involves production of a mandrel by depositing a particulate mixture, including an aggregate and a binder, into a mold and removing the mandrel from the mold. The mandrel may be treated while still in the mold by heating, curing with an agent, microwave energy, or by some combination thereof. Once finished, the mandrel can be used in manufacturing polymer and/or composite components. The mandrel can also be include materials that can be easily removed from the finished composite structure by water, shakeout, chemically dissolving, or by some combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING LLC
    Inventors: Jens Rossfeldt, Matt Wallen
  • Publication number: 20090017336
    Abstract: A power generation device includes a gas producing section for the extraction and utilization of living plant nutrients to produce a hydrogen containing gas and a hydrogen utilizing section coupled to the gas producing section, wherein the hydrogen content of the gas is used to generate electrical energy. The gas producing section includes a housing adapted to be connected to a living plant and placed in communication with a nutrient containing region of the plant, a chamber within the housing containing a bacterium capable of converting the plant nutrients into the hydrogen containing gas, and a pathway adapted to bring the plant nutrients into contact with the bacterium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Mathias Hecht, Matt Wallen
  • Publication number: 20080196319
    Abstract: A tool, such as a monolithic ceramic round tool or ceramic inserted round tool fabricated from materials containing silicon nitride, is used for machining composite materials, plastics, and graphite. The tool contains at least a ?-silicon nitride phase and a grain boundary phase that is composed of rare earth element oxides such as zirconia, yttria, ceria, and compounds that contain elements such as aluminum, magnesium, silicon, nitrogen and oxygen. The tool is formed by consolidating powder components at elevated temperature. The consolidated ceramic has a porosity of less than 2 vol. %. Composite materials that can be machined include glass fiber-polymer composites, whisker reinforced polymer composites, and carbon fiber containing composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Halloran, Zachary N. Wing, Mathias Hecht