Patents by Inventor Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta

Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta 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: 20220266338
    Abstract: Elements formed from magnetic materials and their methods of manufacture are presented. Magnetic materials include a magnetic alloy material, such as, for example, an Fe-Co alloy material (e.g., the Fe-Co-V alloy Hiperco-50(R)). The magnetic alloy materials may comprise a powdered material suitable for use in additive manufacturing techniques, such as, for example direct energy deposition or laser powder bed fusion. Manufacturing techniques include the use of variable deposition time and energy to control the magnetic and structural properties of the materials by altering the microstructure and residual stresses within the material. Manufacturing techniques also include post deposition processing, such as, for example, machining and heat treating. Heat treating may include a multi-step process during which the material is heated, held and then cooled in a series of controlled steps such that a specific history of stored internal energy is created within the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Samad A. Firdosy, Robert P. Dillon, Ryan W. Conversano, John Paul C. Borgonia, Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta, Bryan W. McEnerney, Adam Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20220203442
    Abstract: Systems and methods of additively manufacturing multi-material electromagnetic shields are described. Additive manufacturing processes use co-deposition to incorporate multiple materials and/or microstructures selected to achieve specified shield magnetic properties. Geometrically complex shields can be manufactured with alternating shielding materials optimized for the end use application. The microstructures of the printed shields can be tuned by optimizing the print parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Samad A. Firdosy, Robert P. Dillon, Nicholas E. Ury, Katherine Dang, Joshua Berman, Pablo Narvaez, Vilupanur A. Ravi, John Paul Castelo Borgonia, Joelle T. Cooperrider, Bryan W. McEnerney, Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta
  • Patent number: 11351613
    Abstract: Elements formed from magnetic materials and their methods of manufacture are presented. Magnetic materials include a magnetic alloy material, such as, for example, an Fe—Co alloy material (e.g., the Fe—Co—V alloy Hiperco-50®). The magnetic alloy materials may comprise a powdered material suitable for use in additive manufacturing techniques, such as, for example direct energy deposition or laser powder bed fusion. Manufacturing techniques include the use of variable deposition time and energy to control the magnetic and structural properties of the materials by altering the microstructure and residual stresses within the material. Manufacturing techniques also include post deposition processing, such as, for example, machining and heat treating. Heat treating may include a multi-step process during which the material is heated, held and then cooled in a series of controlled steps such that a specific history of stored internal energy is created within the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Samad A. Firdosy, Robert P. Dillon, Ryan W. Conversano, John Paul C. Borgonia, Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta, Bryan W. McEnerney, Adam Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20200299006
    Abstract: A propellant storage system that utilizes an integrated internal lattice structure within the fuel storage tank(s) to provide additional strength and anti-slosh features. The internal lattice structure lends its additional strength properties to adapt the fuel storage tank to unconventional geometries to allow for better compaction and weight savings in deployment vehicles such as satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hunjoo Kim, Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta
  • Publication number: 20190366435
    Abstract: Elements formed from magnetic materials and their methods of manufacture are presented. Magnetic materials include a magnetic alloy material, such as, for example, an Fe—Co alloy material (e.g., the Fe—Co—V alloy Hiperco-50®). The magnetic alloy materials may comprise a powdered material suitable for use in additive manufacturing techniques, such as, for example direct energy deposition or laser powder bed fusion. Manufacturing techniques include the use of variable deposition time and energy to control the magnetic and structural properties of the materials by altering the microstructure and residual stresses within the material. Manufacturing techniques also include post deposition processing, such as, for example, machining and heat treating. Heat treating may include a multi-step process during which the material is heated, held and then cooled in a series of controlled steps such that a specific history of stored internal energy is created within the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Samad A. Firdosy, Robert P. Dillon, Ryan W. Conversano, John Paul C. Borgonia, Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta, Bryan W. McEnerney, Adam Herrmann