Patents by Inventor Bryan C. Sherman

Bryan C. Sherman 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: 6322746
    Abstract: Molded green parts are fused together to form a bond or joint during the sintering process. The molded green parts are held in intimate contact with each other and sintered at temperatures sufficient to fuse the parts together. The process may entail dry fusing of part-to-part or it may include the use of a flux between the parts being fused together to enhance the bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry C. LaSalle, Bryan C. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5989493
    Abstract: A molding compound consisting of the nickel superalloy Hastelloy X is used to form net-shape or near net-shape articles. The compound, containing atomized Hastelloy X powder having an average particle size less than about 20 .mu.m, is mixed with a liquid carrier, a gel forming binder and processing additives and molded at relatively low pressures in a conventional injection molding machine. A critical air debinding step prior to sintering results in high densification of the article, which has mechanical properties comparable to cast or wrought processed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: AlliedSignal Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry C. La Salle, Bryan C. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5985208
    Abstract: A debinding and sintering method is employed to produce consolidated net shape articles from metal powders including 17-4PH stainless steel alloy by metal injection molding using an agar based aqueous binder. The debinding and sintering step can be combined into one cycle to economically produce components for the consumer and aerospace industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: AlliedSignal Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sean Zedalis, Bryan C. Sherman, Jerry C. La Salle