Patents by Inventor Chad Knight

Chad Knight 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: 10870025
    Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Patent Well LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd
  • Patent number: 10632686
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Patent Well LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry, Matt Boyd
  • Publication number: 20200122170
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kent Boomer, Chad Knight, Michael Dry, Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 10620309
    Abstract: For synthetic aperture radar (SAR) pixel vectoring, a method identifies target features of a target from a plurality of SAR signals. The method further classifies the target from the target features. In addition, the method enhances a pixel vector of the target in response to the target classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Chad Knight
  • Publication number: 20200094090
    Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: PETER SIBELLO, JEFF BUSBY, CHAD KNIGHT, KENT BOOMER, MATT BOYD
  • Patent number: 10507478
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Kent Boomer, Chad Knight, Michael Dry, Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 10478649
    Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may be have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190275770
    Abstract: Applicant discloses multiple embodiments of a non-adhesive cured two-part polymer sealant for use on aircraft parts. In some embodiments, the sealant comprises only a carrier and a cured polymer gel. In some embodiments, the carrier of the sealant is at least partially open cell foam, which at least partially absorbs a cured polymer gel, and which sealant has beneficial properties, including low smoke density, non-toxicity when burned, and flame retardant properties. In some embodiments, the sealant comprises a skin on an outer surface thereof, which skin may be impermeable or semi-permeable to the passage of liquids and or polymer gels. In some embodiments, the sealant is breathable but moisture-proof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Matt Boyd, Kent Boomer, Chad Knight, Peter Sibello, Michael Dry
  • Publication number: 20190162306
    Abstract: A gasket or tape material for sealing between two members. The gasket or tape material, in one embodiment, includes a skeletal member and/or metallic and/or non-metallic particles. Enclosing the skeletal member and/or particles is a flexible, compressible resilient polyurea body member having a tacky outer surface, the tacky outer surface for engagement between the two members. The resilient body may be comprised of polyurea. The skeletal member may be comprised of a metallic or a non-metallic material, woven or non-woven metallic or non-metallic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: JEFF BUSBY, MIKE DRY, KENT BOOMER, MATT BOYD, CHAD KNIGHT
  • Publication number: 20190134652
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build. Applicant further discloses multiple spray gun systems for applying such a two-part polymer mix to aircraft parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Michael Dry, Peter Sibello, Kelly Templin, Chad Knight
  • Publication number: 20190001167
    Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may be have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: PETER SIBELLO, JEFF BUSBY, CHAD KNIGHT, KENT BOOMER, MATT BOYD
  • Publication number: 20190002730
    Abstract: A number of sealants are provided that are resistant to degradation by aircraft fluids. In some embodiments, the sealants are resistant to degradation by Jet A fluid and at least one of the three types of hydraulic fluids typically used in aircraft. These embodiments are also typically cure in place from a two part polyurethane or polyurea mix, with cure to a visibly clear coating. In some embodiments, they may be sprayed on an aircraft surface or applied by hand (brush or injectable). In other of these embodiments, the sealants comprise, at least in part, a cured, soft, tacky polyurethane gel that is resistant to at least one of a synthetic hydrocarbon based or mineral oil based hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, MIke Dry, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Chad Knight, Jeb Henderson, Kelly Templin, Peter Sibello
  • Publication number: 20180354200
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: JEFF BUSBY, CHAD KNIGHT, KENT BOOMER, MICHAEL DRY, MATT BOYD
  • Patent number: 10052817
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Mike Dry, Matt Boyd
  • Publication number: 20180143316
    Abstract: For synthetic aperture radar (SAR) pixel vectoring, a method identifies target features of a target from a plurality of SAR signals. The method further classifies the target from the target features. In addition, the method enhances a pixel vector of the target in response to the target classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Utah State University
    Inventor: Chad Knight
  • Publication number: 20180066693
    Abstract: Applicant provides a number of embodiments of a sealant, the sealant comprising a polyurethane gel which, in some embodiments, has a thickness of 12 mil or less (uncompressed). Uses of the sealant are shown, including uses between aircraft parts under compression. Sometimes the sealant may have a very thin skeleton. Sometimes the sealant is in the form of a die cut gasket, a tape or a tacky gel sprayable. Methods for making the sealant are also disclosed. The sealants may be used pre-cured or may be sprayed on to the aircraft parts and form in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, David Schmidt, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Mike Dry, Chad Knight, Peter Sibello
  • Publication number: 20170368764
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Mike Dry, Matt Boyd
  • Publication number: 20170282196
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kent Boomer, Chad Knight, Michael Dry, Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 9765888
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Mike Dry, Matt Boyd
  • Publication number: 20160018000
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Mike Dry, Matt Boyd