Patents by Inventor Bradley J. Tice

Bradley J. Tice 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: 20210291416
    Abstract: A light assembly and method of forming light assemblies includes a flexible light layer, a thermoplastic housing, and an IMC layer. The flexible light layer has a flexible substrate, a printed circuit, and a plurality of LEDs extending outward from the flexible substrate. The IMC layer is formed opposite the flexible light layer from the thermoplastic housing and covers the LEDs. Forming may include placing the flexible light layer within a mold cavity, injecting the thermoplastic structure on one side of the flexible light layer, and injecting the IMC layer on the opposite side of the flexible light layer from the thermoplastic structure. Injecting the thermoplastic structure into the mold cavity may change the shape of the flexible light layer. Datum features of the flexible light layer may align the thermoplastic structure relative to the datum features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Julien P. Mourou, Bradley J. Tice
  • Publication number: 20190345299
    Abstract: A method of using clear UV protective film for producing a pre-preg carbon fiber part includes pre-applying a clear UV protective film to at least one of a top and bottom surface of a pre-preg carbon fiber workpiece, and placing the pre-preg carbon fiber workpiece between an upper mold portion and a lower mold portion of a hot press molding apparatus. Next, the method includes compressing the pre-preg carbon fiber workpiece between the upper and lower portions of the hot press molding apparatus to form a pre-preg carbon fiber part, and holding the pre-preg carbon fiber part in the hot press molding apparatus until the pre-applied clear UV protective film and the pre-preg carbon fiber part have cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Bradley J. Tice