Patents by Inventor Benjamin D. Pilpel

Benjamin D. Pilpel 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: 20180050523
    Abstract: A composite structure (10) includes a first outer skin (12); a second outer skin (14); and a core (16) sandwiched between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14). The core (16) includes a plurality of spaced apart ridges (18) between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14), each of the spaced apart ridges (18) extending from one end (20) of the composite structure (10) to an opposite end (22); and a plurality of connecting elements (24) between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14) configured to intersect with the ridges (18) to form open channels (26) within the core (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Edward D. PILPEL, D. Michael GORDON, Benjamin D. PILPEL, Jonathan SPIEGEL
  • Patent number: 9657799
    Abstract: A suspension sub-assembly includes a fiber reinforced polymeric (FRP) thermoplastic composite upper control arm/spring assembly having a control arm portion and a spring member portion. The suspension sub-assembly can tune roll stiffness of a vehicle during cornering. The FRP thermoplastic composite upper control arm/spring assembly comprises a thermoplastic matrix material reinforced with fibers embedded and aligned in the matrix of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Spiegel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Edward D. Pilpel, Michael Gordon
  • Patent number: 9597938
    Abstract: A composite leaf spring comprising a thermoplastic matrix material reinforced with fibers embedded and aligned in the matrix of the composite leaf spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Spiegel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Edward D. Pilpel, Michael Gordon
  • Patent number: 9523280
    Abstract: A blade comprises a lightweight core, a composite material disposed on the core, and a skin located on the composite material. The composite material comprises fibers incorporated into a thermoplastic resin matrix in the form of a prepreg sheet or wet layup. The rotor blade may also comprise a front edge member attached along at least a portion of a leading edge of the core, a rear edge member attached along at least a portion of a trailing edge of the core, and a skin located over the core, the front edge member, and the rear edge member. The rotor blade may also comprise a spar extending through the core along a longitudinal axis of the rotor blade, and a skin located over the core and the spar. The edge members and the spars may be fabricated from thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Pilpel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160243802
    Abstract: A product sheet of composite material can be made by disposing composite materials of composite material in adjacent (side-by-side) relation with each other. The composite materials comprise fibers in a thermoplastic matrix material. The adjacent composite materials are bonded together to provide a product sheet of composite material. Preferably, a cross ply of composite material is disposed on the composite materials. The cross ply may be a unidirectional sheet and the fibers in the cross ply may be disposed in transverse relation to the fibers in the composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, Benjamin D. Pilpel
  • Patent number: 9333732
    Abstract: A product sheet of composite material can be made by disposing composite materials of composite material in adjacent (side-by-side) relation with each other. The composite materials comprise fibers in a thermoplastic matrix material. The adjacent composite materials are bonded together to provide a product sheet of composite material. Preferably, a cross ply of composite material is disposed on the composite materials. The cross ply may be a unidirectional sheet and the fibers in the cross ply may be disposed in transverse relation to the fibers in the composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, Benjamin D. Pilpel
  • Publication number: 20150343875
    Abstract: A suspension sub-assembly includes a fiber reinforced polymeric (FRP) thermoplastic composite upper control arm/spring assembly having a control arm portion and a spring member portion. The suspension sub-assembly can tune roll stiffness of a vehicle during cornering. The FRP thermoplastic composite upper control arm/spring assembly comprises a thermoplastic matrix material reinforced with fibers embedded and aligned in the matrix of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spiegel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Edward D. Pilpel, Michael Gordon
  • Publication number: 20150165731
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite structure including a laminate integrally bonded to a substrate. The laminate includes a composite ply having a plurality of fibers in a thermoplastic matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Jonathan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20140360344
    Abstract: A fire resistant composite laminate includes a thermoplastic matrix material reinforced with fibers embedded in the matrix of the composite laminate, wherein the thermoplastic matrix material of the fire resistant composite laminate includes polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, Jonathan Spiegel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Bruno Reich
  • Publication number: 20140311671
    Abstract: A product sheet of composite material can be made by disposing composite materials of composite material in adjacent (side-by-side) relation with each other. The composite materials comprise fibers in a thermoplastic matrix material. The adjacent composite materials are bonded together to provide a product sheet of composite material. Preferably, a cross ply of composite material is disposed on the composite materials. The cross ply may be a unidirectional sheet and the fibers in the cross ply may be disposed in transverse relation to the fibers in the composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: GORDON HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, Benjamin D. Pilpel
  • Publication number: 20140284855
    Abstract: A composite leaf spring comprising a thermoplastic matrix material reinforced with fibers embedded and aligned in the matrix of the composite leaf spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GORDON HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spiegel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Edward D. Pilpel, Michael Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140130657
    Abstract: A composite structure (10) includes a first outer skin (12); a second outer skin (14); and a core (16) sandwiched between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14). The core (16) includes a plurality of spaced apart ridges (18) between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14), each of the spaced apart ridges (18) extending from one end (20) of the composite structure (10) to an opposite end (22); and a plurality of connecting elements (24) between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14) configured to intersect with the ridges (18) to form open channels (26) within the core (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: GORDON HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, D. Michael Gordon, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Jonathan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20140127451
    Abstract: A composite laminate comprises a plurality of composite plies including at least a first composite ply and a second composite ply. The first composite ply and the second composite ply each comprises a plurality of fibers in a thermoplastic matrix comprising polyethylene. The plurality of composite plies are bonded together to form the composite laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: GORDON HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Pilpel, Edward D. Pilpel, D. Michael Gordon, Todd Hobbs, Drew Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140023512
    Abstract: A blade comprises a lightweight core, a composite material disposed on the core, and a skin located on the composite material. The composite material comprises fibers incorporated into a thermoplastic resin matrix in the form of a prepreg sheet or wet layup. The rotor blade may also comprise a front edge member attached along at least a portion of a leading edge of the core, a rear edge member attached along at least a portion of a trailing edge of the core, and a skin located over the core, the front edge member, and the rear edge member. The rotor blade may also comprise a spar extending through the core along a longitudinal axis of the rotor blade, and a skin located over the core and the spar. The edge members and the spars may be fabricated from thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Pilpel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, JR.