Patents by Inventor Andrew John Overby

Andrew John Overby 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: 20210346733
    Abstract: A respirator is disclosed for use in protecting a wearer from airborne contaminates. The respirator may include a body configured to seal against a face of a wearer and provide clearance for a nose, a mouth, and a chin of the wearer. The respirator may also include a frame connectable to the body. At least one of the body and the frame may be configured to receive and seal against a plurality of filter media having different shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Andrew STRANBERG, Andrew John OVERBY
  • Publication number: 20210299956
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system is disclosed for use in fabricating a structure. The additive manufacturing system may include a print head configured to discharge a material, a first structure, and a second structure. The first structure may be configured to move the print head within a plane during discharge of the material. The second structure may be configured to move the print head within the plane during material discharge, the second structure being movable together with the print head by the first structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew John OVERBY
  • Patent number: 11052603
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system is disclosed for use in fabricating a composite structure. The additive manufacturing system may include a print head configured to discharge a continuous reinforcement that is at least partially wetted with a matrix, and a support configured to move the print head in at least one dimension during discharge. The additive manufacturing system may also include a cutting mechanism connected to at least one of the print head and the support. The cutting mechanism may be configured to selectively sever the continuous reinforcement from the print head. The cutting mechanism may include a cutting implement, a first actuator configured to move the cutting implement from a stowed position to a deployed position, and a second actuator configured to engage the cutting implement with the continuous reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Hugh Hambling, Trevor David Budge, Nathan Andrew Stranberg, Andrew John Overby
  • Publication number: 20210094230
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for additive manufacturing of a composite structure. The system may include an outlet through which a composite material is discharged, and a nose that is a component separate from the outlet and located at a distal end of the outlet. The nose may be biased axially relative to the outlet, from a retracted position to an extended position. The nose extends axially past the distal end of the outlet in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: KENNETH LYLE TYLER, ANDREW JOHN OVERBY, RYAN C. STOCKETT
  • Publication number: 20200156318
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for additively manufacturing a composite structure. The system may include a support, a discharge head connected to and moveable by the support, a supply of reinforcement, and a rotary tensioner located between the supply and the discharge head. The rotary tensioner may be configured to impart tension to the reinforcement and to generate a signal indicative of the tension. The system may further include a drive associated with the supply, and a controller in communication with the rotary tensioner and the drive. The controller may be configured to selectively adjust a feed parameter of the drive based on the signal to maintain a desired level of tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Andrew Stranberg, Andrew John Overby, Colin Hugh Hambling
  • Publication number: 20200156316
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for additive manufacturing of a composite structure. The system may include an outlet through which a composite material is discharged, and a nose that is a component separate from the outlet and located at a distal end of the outlet. The nose may be biased axially relative to the outlet, from a retracted position to an extended position. The nose extends axially past the distal end of the outlet in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: KENNETH LYLE TYLER, ANDREW JOHN OVERBY, RYAN C. STOCKETT
  • Publication number: 20200130271
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for additively manufacturing a composite structure. The system may include a support, and a print head connected to and moveable by the support. The print head may have an outlet configured to discharge a continuous reinforcement at least partially coated in a matrix. The system may also include at least one doser located inside the print head and configured to at least partially coat the continuous reinforcement with the matrix, a sensor located downstream of the at least one doser and configured to generate a signal indicative of an amount of matrix coating the continuous reinforcement, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the at least one doser. The controller may be configured to direct a feedforward command to the at least one doser to cause the at least one doser to advance matrix toward the continuous reinforcement during passage of the continuous reinforcement through the print head, and to selectively adjust the feedforward command based on the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor David BUDGE, Nathan Andrew Stranberg, Andrew John Overby, Ryan C. Stockett
  • Publication number: 20190375154
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system is disclosed for use in fabricating a composite structure. The additive manufacturing system may include a print head configured to discharge a continuous reinforcement that is at least partially wetted with a matrix, and a support configured to move the print head in at least one dimension during discharge. The additive manufacturing system may also include a cutting mechanism connected to at least one of the print head and the support. The cutting mechanism may be configured to selectively sever the continuous reinforcement from the print head. The cutting mechanism may include a cutting implement, a first actuator configured to move the cutting implement from a stowed position to a deployed position, and a second actuator configured to engage the cutting implement with the continuous reinforcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: COLIN HUGH HAMBLING, Trevor David Budge, Nathan Andrew Stranberg, Andrew John Overby