Patents by Inventor Charles L. Anderson

Charles L. Anderson 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: 11161282
    Abstract: Systems and methods for incrementally forming a composite part are disclosed herein. The systems include a forming mandrel, which includes a forming surface, and a forming machine. The forming machine includes a forming bladder, a pressure-regulating device, and a positioning device. The forming bladder is configured to be inflated to a forming pressure and to press the ply of composite material against the forming surface. The methods include placing a ply of composite material on a forming surface of a forming mandrel and pressing a forming bladder against the ply of composite material at a selected location to press a selected portion of the ply of composite material against the forming surface and conform the selected portion of the ply of composite material to a surface profile of the forming surface. The methods further include repeating the pressing a plurality of times at a plurality of selected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Chapman, Charles M. Richards, Jeffrey M. Hansen, Robert L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9845635
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Thompson, Charles L. Anderson, John M. Mitchell, Nigel J. Flynn, Kunal D. MacDonald, David Scott Rowley, Edward I. Stamm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9810015
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Thompson, Charles L. Anderson, John M. Mitchell, Nigel J. Flynn, Kunal D. MacDonald, David Scott Rowley, Edward I. Stamm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9447627
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port. The glazing member and the base member may define a plurality of pockets that hinder thermal conductivity through the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Robert D. Thompson, Charles L. Anderson, John M. Mitchell, Nigel J. Flynn, Kunal D. MacDonald, David Scott Rowley, Edward I. Stamm, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150345207
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port. The glazing member and the base member may define a plurality of pockets that hinder thermal conductivity through the frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Robert D. THOMPSON, Charles L. ANDERSON, John M. MITCHELL, Nigel J. FLYNN, Kunal D. MACDONALD, David SCOTT ROWLEY, Edward I. STAMM, JR.
  • Patent number: 8245978
    Abstract: A method and system for providing nitrogen-enriched air (NEA) to aircraft fuel tanks using multiple air separation modules (ASMs). The ASMs employ membranes having different permeabilities and selectivities which are particularly selected to meet the varying NEA needs of the fuel tanks during flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Karl S. Beers, Charles L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7025803
    Abstract: A system and a process for recovering high concentrations of methane from crude natural gas and solid waste landfill exhaust gas uses a sequential combination of a pressure swing adsorber unit operation to remove volatile organic compounds from the crude feed gas mixture followed by a membrane separation unit operation. The membrane separation uses a membrane which is selectively gas permeable to reject transmission of methane and thus to produce a permeate depleted in methane relative to the feed mixture. The permeate is also free of volatile organic compounds and is recycled to the pressure swing adsorber unit operation to regenerate saturated adsorbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme A Directoire et Counsel de Surveillance Pour L'Etude et L'Exploration des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Wascheck, Charles L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6746513
    Abstract: A gas separation module includes an adsorbent filter medium inside the case that holds the active gas separation membrane. The adsorbent filter is positioned upstream of the membrane and is operative to extract from the feed gas contaminants which adversely affect membrane separation performance and which if not removed, would cause the membrane separation performance to deteriorate. The adsorbent filter fits within vacant space in conventionally-sized hollow fiber membrane modules and thus can obviate the need to install an external adsorbent filter upstream of the module and/or to enlarge the space occupied by the module to accommodate addition of the internal adsorbent medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme a Directoire et Conseil de Surveillance pour l'Etude et l'Exploitations des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Charles L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20040103782
    Abstract: A system and a process for recovering high concentrations of methane from crude natural gas and solid waste landfill exhaust gas uses a sequential combination of a pressure swing adsorber unit operation to remove volatile organic compounds from the crude feed gas mixture followed by a membrane separation unit operation. The membrane separation uses a membrane which is selectively gas permeable to reject transmission of methane and thus to produce a permeate depleted in methane relative to the feed mixture. The permeate is also free of volatile organic compounds and is recycled to the pressure swing adsorber unit operation to regenerate saturated adsorbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Socie
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Wascheck, Charles L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20040099138
    Abstract: A high purity stream of methane can be obtained from crude natural gas, especially exhaust gas from waste landfills, by a process that includes first removing moisture, then feeding the dried crude gas mixture to a gas-liquid contact absorber to strip heavy hydrocarbon compounds in a primarily carbon dioxide by product stream. Methane enriched gas from the absorber is separated in a membrane separation unit which provides permeate enriched in carbon dioxide that is recycled to the absorber and a purified product stream of methane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme A Directoire et Conseil De Surveillance Pour L'Etude et
    Inventors: Sandeep K. Karode, Charles L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20030154856
    Abstract: A gas separation module includes an adsorbent filter medium inside the case that holds the active gas separation membrane. The adsorbent filter is positioned upstream of the membrane and is operative to extract from the feed gas contaminants which adversely affect membrane separation performance and which if not removed, would cause the membrane separation performance to deteriorate. The adsorbent filter fits within vacant space in conventionally-sized hollow fiber membrane modules and thus can obviate the need to install an external adsorbent filter upstream of the module and/or to enlarge the space occupied by the module to accommodate addition of the internal adsorbent medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventor: Charles L. Anderson