Patents Assigned to Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
  • Patent number: 10406773
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to extrusion systems and involves a method to promote self-balancing of flow velocity while enhancing the strength of the end product by off-setting seams. This invention focuses on using a system of more than one deflector to produce multiple rings which are then quickly merged to produce a more quickly balanced ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters
  • Patent number: 10399294
    Abstract: A method for wrapping a stream of material or stream of layers of materials includes feeding a stream of material or stream of layers of materials into a die containing a wrapping deflector which acts to wrap the stream into a tubular or profile shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters
  • Patent number: 10232540
    Abstract: A novel tubular or profile shapes of co-extruded multilayer polymers. These materials contain tens to thousands of layers of milli-, micro- to nano-polymer layers. These new shapes contain contiguous layers of milli- to nano-polymer layers in three dimensions and these contiguous layers may be twisted or turned to further expand the potential microlayer geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO. INC.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10232541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of transforming multilayered and/or multi-component streams into tubular shapes prior to or during extrusion by passing the streams over a deflector. The invention also relates to dies containing spiral, bowtie, circumferential and/or wrapping deflectors and products made by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters
  • Patent number: 10195114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical devices containing time-release drug substance, and more particularly, to medical tubing, catheters, stents, cables (including fiber optic cables), pills, capsules, sheaths, threads, clamps, sutures, and endotracheal devices. The invention also generally relates to a method for extruding multiple laminated flow streams using microlayer coextrusion to create these various time-release drug delivery products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC
    Inventors: Richard R. Guillemette, Robert G. Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10035322
    Abstract: The present invention including the disclosed embodiments thereof generally relate to extruding multiple laminated flow streams using microlayer extrusion, and in particular to creating and forming products with electrical properties that are formed from layers and particles with dimensions in the micro to nanometer range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10029431
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to extruding multiple layers of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape. In particular, the aspects of the disclosed embodiments are directed to a method for producing a Bragg reflector comprising co-extrusion of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 9925708
    Abstract: A novel tubular or profile shapes of co-extruded multilayer polymers. These materials contain tens to thousands of layers of micro- to nano-polymer layers. These new shapes contain contiguous layers of milli- to nano-polymer layers in three dimensions and these contiguous layers may be twisted or turned to further expand the potential microlayer geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering, Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 9919467
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to extrusion die systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to the cyclical extrusion of materials to generate small sized grain features, generally in the range of nanosized grain features, in a tubular or profile shape, in which the individual nanolayers possess pores and/or polymer crystals oriented parallel to the extrusion flow direction and including products with enhanced permeation properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 9908975
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to pelletizing and compounding extrusion die systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to the cyclical extrusion of materials to generate small sized grain features, generally in the range of micro and nanosized grain features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering, Co., Inc
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters
  • Patent number: 9656437
    Abstract: A novel tubular or profile shapes of co-extruded multilayer polymers. These materials contain tens to thousands of layers of milli-, micro- to nano- polymer layers. These new shapes contain contiguous layers of milli- to nano- polymer layers in three dimensions and these contiguous layers may be twisted or turned to further expand the potential microlayer geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 9643368
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to extruding multiple layers of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape. In particular, the aspects of the disclosed embodiments are directed to a method for producing a Bragg reflector comprising co-extrusion of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Guillemette, Robert G. Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 9381712
    Abstract: A system and method are presented in which a flow of plastic is extruded to obtain nano-sized features by forming multiple laminated flow streams, flowing in parallel through the non-rotating extrusion system. Each of the parallel laminated flow streams are subjected to repeated steps in which the flows are compressed, divided, and overlapped to amplify the number of laminations. The parallel amplified laminated flows are rejoined to form a combined laminated output with nano-sized features. The die exit is formed to provide a tubular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Roy Guillemette, Robert G. Peters, Christopher J. Hummel
  • Patent number: 9056406
    Abstract: A method for the creation of a plurality of continuously folded layers. This approach for creating multilayered products begins with a typical flow channel for a product in which the cross-section of this flow channel is an annular ring. The flow channel is then morphed to create folds in the flow channel. Fold patterns are manufactured into the channel walls so as to gradually modify the contour of the stream. These folds are oriented and propagated in such a way so that the flow can be converged back to a flow passage with a typical cross section but now with a multiplied number of layers. This process may be repeated to multiply the number of layers. The number of folded layers can include 3-10 layers, ten to hundreds of layers and ten to thousands of layers. The layers remain continuous around the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Peters
  • Publication number: 20140308506
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to extrusion die systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to the cyclical extrusion of materials to generate small sized grain features, generally in the range of nanosized grain features, in a tubular or profile shape, in which the individual nanolayers possess pores and/or polymer crystals oriented parallel to the extrusion flow direction and including products with enhanced permeation properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc
    Inventors: Richard GUILLEMETTE, Robert PETERS, Christopher HUMMEL
  • Publication number: 20140242310
    Abstract: A novel tubular or profile shapes of co-extruded multilayer polymers. These materials contain tens to thousands of layers of micro- to nano-polymer layers. These new shapes contain contiguous layers of milli- to nano-polymer layers in three dimensions and these contiguous layers may be twisted or turned to further expand the potential microlayer geometries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard GUILLEMETTE, Robert PETERS, Christopher HUMMEL
  • Publication number: 20140151922
    Abstract: A method for the creation of a plurality of continuously folded layers. This approach for creating multilayered products begins with a typical flow channel for a product in which the cross-section of this flow channel is an annular ring. The flow channel is then morphed to create folds in the flow channel. Fold patterns are manufactured into the channel walls so as to gradually modify the contour of the stream. These folds are oriented and propagated in such a way so that the flow can be converged back to a flow passage with a typical cross section but now with a multiplied number of layers. This process may be repeated to multiply the number of layers. The number of folded layers can include 3-10 layers, ten to hundreds of layers and ten to thousands of layers. The layers remain continuous around the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: GUILL TOOL AND ENGINEERING, CO. INC.
    Inventor: Robert Peters
  • Publication number: 20140141053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical devices containing time-release drug substance, and more particularly, to medical tubing, catheters, stents, cables (including fiber optic cables), pills, capsules, sheaths, threads, clamps, sutures, and endotracheal devices. The invention also generally relates to a method for extruding multiple laminated flow streams using microlayer coextrusion to create these various time-release drug delivery products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Guillemette, Robert G. Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Publication number: 20140056566
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to extruding multiple layers of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape. In particular, the aspects of the disclosed embodiments are directed to a method for producing a Bragg reflector comprising co-extrusion of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Guillemette, Robert G. Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Publication number: 20140034355
    Abstract: The present invention including the disclosed embodiments thereof generally relate to extruding multiple laminated flow streams using microlayer extrusion, and in particular to creating and forming products with electrical properties that are formed from layers and particles with dimensions in the micro to nanometer range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel