Patents by Inventor Brandon Hein

Brandon Hein 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).

  • Patent number: 10899427
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly with an impact layer is made to absorb blunt force and protect a heating element inside the assembly. The assembly further includes a plurality of structural layer made of a reinforced polymer matrix, one or more core layer with a honeycomb or foam structure for absorbing shear stress, and a heating layer containing the heating element. The impact layer is a composite layer with a resin impregnated fiber matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Brandon Hein, George F. Owens, James A. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10751971
    Abstract: A panel assembly for use in an aircraft includes a surface. The panel assembly further includes a body portion including a honeycomb material having multiple body volumes oriented perpendicular to the surface. The panel assembly further includes an edge portion extending around an edge of the panel assembly and including the honeycomb material having multiple edge volumes oriented parallel to the surface in order to increase edge strength of the panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brandon Hein
  • Publication number: 20200103288
    Abstract: A method of making a resistance temperature detector includes additively manufacturing a conductive ink on a flexible substrate and applying the resistance temperature detector to a geometrically complex surface of a component requiring heating, or directly additive manufacturing the resistance temperature detector onto that surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: James A. Mullen, Reid Philip Beery, Brandon Hein
  • Publication number: 20200015325
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly contains a positive temperature coefficient heater secured in the assembly through a number of welded joints through a thermoplastic dielectric layer. The positive temperature coefficient heater is on a thermoplastic substrate, which is bonded to the thermoplastic dielectric layer. The assembly further includes an impact layer, a core layer, and structural layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, George F. Owens, Casey Slane, Brandon Hein, Daniel Waina, James A. Mullen, Melissa Leigh Patterson, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200010169
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly with an impact layer is made to absorb blunt force and protect a heating element inside the assembly. The assembly further includes a plurality of structural layer made of a reinforced polymer matrix, one or more core layer with a honeycomb or foam structure for absorbing shear stress, and a heating layer containing the heating element. The impact layer is a composite layer with a resin impregnated fiber matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Brandon Hein, George F. Owens, James A. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20190176992
    Abstract: A composite sandwich structure for heating an environment includes a first core layer made from a first cellular material and having a first thickness, and a second core layer made from a second cellular material and having a second thickness less than the first thickness. The structure further includes a heating layer having a thermoelectric heating element and disposed between the first and second core layers. The first core layer is positioned between the heating layer and the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, George F. Owens, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Brandon Hein, James A. Mullen