Patents by Inventor ALBIN EFFERNELLI

ALBIN EFFERNELLI has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10675814
    Abstract: An installation is provided for cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process performed using a powder. The installation includes an entry lock, an exit lock, a dry cleaner, a wet cleaner, and a conveyor system. The entry lock is structured to accept into the installation a plate that is to be cleaned. The exit lock is structured to allow the plate to be extracted from the installation after cleaning. The dry cleaner is structured to clean the plate using vibrations and shocks in a first confinement enclosure. The wet cleaner is structured to clean the plate using at least one liquid in a second confinement enclosure. The conveyor system is structured to transport the plate between the dry cleaner, the wet cleaner, and the exit lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Benoît Pourcher, Gilles Walrand, Frédéric Pialot, Albin Effernelli, Miguel Torres-Castellano
  • Patent number: 10603695
    Abstract: A device is provided for dry cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process that involves powder. The device includes a confinement enclosure, a loader, and a dry-cleaning station. The confinement enclosure includes an entry lock through which a plate to be cleaned enters. The loader is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to receive and transport the plate. The dry-cleaning station is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to dry clean the plate. The dry-cleaning station includes a vibration device, which imposes vibrations on the plate, and a shock device, which causes the plate to experience shocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Benoît Pourcher, Gilles Walrand, Frédéric Pialot, Albin Effernelli, Miguel Torres-Castellano
  • Publication number: 20190176235
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing plate (10) comprises a main body (32), this main body (32) taking the form of a panel, and the main body (32) comprising an upper face on which the components are manufactured directly. The additive manufacturing plate comprises a stiffener (12) that is independent of the main body (32) and secured to the lower face (34) of the main body, this stiffener (12) taking the form of a panel (36) and the panel (36) being hollowed out but only through a part of its thickness (E36). The stiffener (12) makes it possible to avoid excessive deformations of the additive manufacturing plate during the manufacturing process and is reusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: ALBIN EFFERNELLI
  • Publication number: 20190009334
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing facility operating in an automated and contained manner. The facility includes a containment chamber inside which a plurality of additive manufacturing machines is installed, each machine comprising a manufacturing chamber, inside the containment chamber, a supply device and a supply circuit for supplying the various machines of the facility with an additive manufacturing powder, a conveying device for conveying additive manufacturing container/tray assemblies comprising at least one conveying chamber circulating between the various machines, and (4) a cleaning device comprising at least one cleaning chamber for cleaning, in an automated and contained manner, the additive manufacturing trays in the cleaning chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: ALBIN EFFERNELLI, GILLES WALRAND, FRÉDÉRIC PIALOT, CHRISTIAN GEAY
  • Publication number: 20180236504
    Abstract: A device is provided for dry cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process that involves powder. The device includes a confinement enclosure, a loader, and a dry-cleaning station. The confinement enclosure includes an entry lock through which a plate to be cleaned enters. The loader is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to receive and transport the plate. The dry-cleaning station is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to dry clean the plate. The dry-cleaning station includes a vibration device, which imposes vibrations on the plate, and a shock device, which causes the plate to experience shocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: BENOÎT POURCHER, GILLES WALRAND, FRÉDÉRIC PIALOT, ALBIN EFFERNELLI, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO
  • Publication number: 20180215097
    Abstract: An installation is provided for cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process performed using a powder. The installation includes an entry lock, an exit lock, a dry cleaner, a wet cleaner, and a conveyor system. The entry lock is structured to accept into the installation a plate that is to be cleaned. The exit lock is structured to allow the plate to be extracted from the installation after cleaning. The dry cleaner is structured to clean the plate using vibrations and shocks in a first confinement enclosure. The wet cleaner is structured to clean the plate using at least one liquid in a second confinement enclosure. The conveyor system is structured to transport the plate between the dry cleaner, the wet cleaner, and the exit lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: BENOÎT POURCHER, GILLES WALRAND, FRÉDÉRIC PIALOT, ALBIN EFFERNELLI, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO
  • Publication number: 20180193887
    Abstract: A method is provided for dry cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process involving a powder. According to the method, unconsolidated powder is separated from a plate and collected by imposing vibrations on the plate and causing the plate to experience shocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: BENOÎT POURCHER, GILLES WALRAND, FRÉDÉRIC PIALOT, ALBIN EFFERNELLI, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO