Patents by Inventor Alexander Madinger

Alexander Madinger 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).

  • Publication number: 20210270652
    Abstract: An ultrasound flow measurement device has a vessel through which a fluid to be measured flows. An ultrasound measurement configuration with an ultrasound transducer is provided for measuring a propagation time of an ultrasound signal containing a plurality of periods along a measurement section that runs partly in a direction of flow. A controller determines a fluid flow on a basis of a propagation time measurement. The controller contains a memory, a first evaluator for determining a period duration of at least one of the periods of an ultrasound signal received after passing through the measurement section, a second evaluator for determining a spread value of a predetermined number of last received ultrasound signals, a comparator for comparing the spread value with a threshold value, and an actioning device for initiating a control action, assigned to the threshold value that has been exceeded, for the ultrasound flow measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: FREDERIK NEDER, MARCUS WETZEL, ALEXANDER HOFMANN, FLORIAN HERRMANN, ANDREAS MADINGER
  • Publication number: 20210268587
    Abstract: A splatter shield system for an additive manufacturing machine includes one or more splatter shields configured to cover at least a portion of a build area during energy application such that the at least one splatter shield is positioned between an energy source of an additive manufacturing machine and the build area during energy application. The one or more splatter shields are transparent to an energy source (e.g., a laser) of the additive manufacturing system such that energy application occurs through the splatter shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Alexander Madinger, Diana Giulietti, Dmitri Novikov
  • Publication number: 20210260660
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing product is provided. The additive manufacturing product includes an embedded electronic, a transition zone, and a base material. The transition zone encases the embedded electronic. The transition zone includes transition material. The base material encases the transition zone. The transition material includes an intermediate melting point that is lower than a melting point of the base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Diana Giulietti, Alexander Madinger
  • Patent number: 11052462
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing product is provided. The additive manufacturing product includes an embedded electronic, a transition zone, and a base material. The transition zone encases the embedded electronic. The transition zone includes transition material. The base material encases the transition zone. The transition material includes an intermediate melting point that is lower than a melting point of the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Diana Giulietti, Alexander Madinger
  • Patent number: 11027336
    Abstract: A splatter shield system for an additive manufacturing machine includes one or more splatter shields configured to cover at least a portion of a build area during energy application such that the at least one splatter shield is positioned between an energy source of an additive manufacturing machine and the build area during energy application. The one or more splatter shields are transparent to an energy source (e.g., a laser) of the additive manufacturing system such that energy application occurs through the splatter shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Alexander Madinger, Diana Giulietti, Dmitri Novikov
  • Publication number: 20210069982
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a recoater of an additive manufacturing machine includes installing a cleaning fixture into the additive manufacturing machine, the cleaning fixture including one or more cleaning elements, advancing the recoater into contact with the one or more cleaning elements, and rotating the recoater about a recoater axis thus dislodging material from a recoater outer surface due to frictional contact with the one or more cleaning elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Madinger, Diana Giulietti
  • Patent number: 10870238
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a recoater of an additive manufacturing machine includes installing a cleaning fixture into the additive manufacturing machine, the cleaning fixture including one or more cleaning elements, advancing the recoater into contact with the one or more cleaning elements, and rotating the recoater about a recoater axis thus dislodging material from a recoater outer surface due to frictional contact with the one or more cleaning elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Madinger, Diana Giulietti
  • Publication number: 20200307107
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for additively manufacturing a component that includes placing a primary insert and a first support insert into corresponding indentations in a build plate of an additive manufacturing system, forming the component on the primary insert with the component having at least one overhang located above the first support insert, and forming a first support structure on the first support insert so as to be beneath the at least one overhang with the first support structure configured to support the at least one overhang. The method also includes, after the component has been formed, separating the primary insert from the first support insert such that the first support structure is separated from the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Madinger, Alexander Bosworth
  • Publication number: 20200298309
    Abstract: A shrouded rotor constructed through a hybrid additive manufacturing process. The shrouded rotor including a hub at a radial center having an outer surface forming an inner wall of a flow path, a shroud at a radial outer side having an inner surface forming an outer wall of the flow path, and vanes extending within the flow path between the hub and the shroud. The outer surface of the hub, the inner surface of the shroud, and all surfaces of the vanes have a surface roughness average of less than 32Ra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, Diana Giulietti, Alexander Madinger
  • Patent number: 10710160
    Abstract: A hybrid additive manufacturing process is utilized for creating a shrouded rotor with the shrouded rotor having a hub at a radial center, a shroud at a radial outer side, and vanes extending therebetween. The hybrid additive manufacturing process includes forming the shrouded rotor in stages, with a first stage being formed by depositing material in an axial direction through a first stage of the hub, machining an outer surface of the first stage of the hub to smooth the outer surface, depositing material on the first stage of the hub in a radial direction through a first stage of the vanes and the shroud, and machining all surfaces of the first stage of the vanes and an inner surface of the first stage of the shroud to smooth the surfaces. Subsequent stages of the shrouded rotor are formed similarly to the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, Diana Giulietti, Alexander Madinger
  • Publication number: 20200139434
    Abstract: An adapter for connecting a component to a build plate holder of a system for removing powder from the component including a body having a primary surface for contacting the build plate holder and a secondary surface for contacting a mounting surface of the component. At least one connector is operable to couple the component to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Madinger, Diana Giulietti
  • Patent number: 10512394
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new and improved endoscopic-enabled mouth gag for routine ENT procedures, such as adenoidectomy and nasopharyngeal biopsy. The invention modifies the existing mouth gag, provides a stable and adjustable placement for an endoscopic device potentially employed during an ENT procedure, and is to replace the outdated surgical method where the surgical field is visualized indirectly via a handheld mirror (with or without the preexisting mouth gag). The inventive endoscopic-enabled mouth gag not only provides enhanced visualization of the surgical field for a clinician, assistants, and trainees, but also enables a clinician to perform the procedure bimanually (with both hands).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Eliav Gov-Ari, Alexander Madinger
  • Publication number: 20190337229
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a recoater of an additive manufacturing machine includes installing a cleaning fixture into the additive manufacturing machine, the cleaning fixture including one or more cleaning elements, advancing the recoater into contact with the one or more cleaning elements, and rotating the recoater about a recoater axis thus dislodging material from a recoater outer surface due to frictional contact with the one or more cleaning elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Madinger, Diana Giulietti
  • Publication number: 20190321885
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing product is provided. The additive manufacturing product includes an embedded electronic, a transition zone, and a base material. The transition zone encases the embedded electronic. The transition zone includes transition material. The base material encases the transition zone. The transition material includes an intermediate melting point that is lower than a melting point of the base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Diana Giulietti, Alexander Madinger
  • Patent number: 10427246
    Abstract: A hybrid manufacturing method may comprise depositing a secondary material onto a workpiece, finishing the secondary material to form a finished surface on the secondary material, depositing a primary material onto the finished surface, subsequent to depositing the secondary material, wherein a surface of the primary material interfaces the finished surface, and the surface of the primary material is complementary to the finished surface, and removing the secondary material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Madinger, William Louis Wentland, Diana Giulietti
  • Publication number: 20190255655
    Abstract: A hybrid manufacturing method may comprise depositing a secondary material onto a workpiece, finishing the secondary material to form a finished surface on the secondary material, depositing a primary material onto the finished surface, subsequent to depositing the secondary material, wherein a surface of the primary material interfaces the finished surface, and the surface of the primary material is complementary to the finished surface, and removing the secondary material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Madinger, William Louis Wentland, Diana Giulietti
  • Publication number: 20190210111
    Abstract: A hybrid additive manufacturing process is utilized for creating a shrouded rotor with the shrouded rotor having a hub at a radial center, a shroud at a radial outer side, and vanes extending therebetween. The hybrid additive manufacturing process includes forming the shrouded rotor in stages, with a first stage being formed by depositing material in an axial direction through a first stage of the hub, machining an outer surface of the first stage of the hub to smooth the outer surface, depositing material on the first stage of the hub in a radial direction through a first stage of the vanes and the shroud, and machining all surfaces of the first stage of the vanes and an inner surface of the first stage of the shroud to smooth the surfaces. Subsequent stages of the shrouded rotor are formed similarly to the first stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, Diana Giulietti, Alexander Madinger
  • Publication number: 20190151943
    Abstract: A splatter shield system for an additive manufacturing machine includes one or more splatter shields configured to cover at least a portion of a build area during energy application such that the at least one splatter shield is positioned between an energy source of an additive manufacturing machine and the build area during energy application. The one or more splatter shields are transparent to an energy source (e.g., a laser) of the additive manufacturing system such that energy application occurs through the splatter shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Alexander Madinger, Diana Giulietti, Dmitri Novikov
  • Publication number: 20160235287
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new and improved endoscopic-enabled mouth gag for routine ENT procedures, such as adenoidectomy and nasopharyngeal biopsy. The invention modifies the existing mouth gag, provides a stable and adjustable placement for an endoscopic device potentially employed during an ENT procedure, and is to replace the outdated surgical method where the surgical field is visualized indirectly via a handheld mirror (with or without the preexisting mouth gag). The inventive endoscopic-enabled mouth gag not only provides enhanced visualization of the surgical field for a clinician, assistants, and trainees, but also enables a clinician to perform the procedure bimanually (with both hands).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Eliav Gov-Ari, Alexander Madinger