Patents by Inventor Christopher Allan Schuh

Christopher Allan Schuh 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: 10456833
    Abstract: A variety of additive manufacturing techniques can be adapted to fabricate a substantially net shape object from a computerized model using materials that can be debound and sintered into a fully dense metallic part or the like. However, during sintering, the net shape will shrink as binder escapes and the base material fuses into a dense final part. If the foundation beneath the object does not shrink in a corresponding fashion, the resulting stresses throughout the object can lead to fracturing, warping or other physical damage to the object resulting in a failed fabrication. To address this issue, a variety of techniques are disclosed for substrates and build plates that contract in a manner complementary to the object during debinding and sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Desktop Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Gibson, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Ricardo Chin, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Patent number: 10350682
    Abstract: Support structures are used in certain additive fabrication processes to permit fabrication of a greater range of object geometries. For additive fabrication processes with materials that are subsequently sintered into a final part, an interface layer is fabricated between the object and support in order to inhibit bonding between adjacent surfaces of the support structure and the object during sintering. Interface layers suitable for manufacture with an additive manufacturing system may resist the formation of bonds between a support structure and an object during subsequent sintering processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Desktop Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Michael Andrew Gibson, Ricardo Fulop, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Patent number: 10272492
    Abstract: Support structures are used in certain additive fabrication processes to permit fabrication of a greater range of object geometries. For additive fabrication processes with materials that are subsequently sintered into a final part, an interface layer is formed between the object and support in order to inhibit bonding between adjacent surfaces of the support structure and the object during sintering. The support structure may be a multi-part support structure to mitigate mold lock or facilitate removal from enclosed spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Desktop Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Gibson, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Ricardo Chin, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20190118260
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for fabricating multi-part assemblies. In particular, by forming release layers between features such as bearings or gear teeth, complex mechanical assemblies can be fabricated in a single additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Alfons Schmitt, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Patent number: 10232443
    Abstract: A printer fabricates an object from a computerized model using a fused filament fabrication process. The shape of an extrusion nozzle may be varied during extrusion to control, e.g., an amount of build material deposited, a shape of extrudate exiting the nozzle, a feature resolution, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DESKTOP METAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Anastasios John Hart, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Matthew David Verminski, Emanuel Michael Sachs, Ricardo Chin
  • Publication number: 20190060997
    Abstract: Additive fabrication systems generally use support structures to expand the available range of features and geometries in fabricated objects. For example, when a vertical shelf or cantilever extends from an object, a supplemental support structure may be required to provide a surface for fabrication thereon. This process may become more difficult when, e.g., a part will be subjected to downstream processing steps such as debinding or sintering that impose different design rules. To address these challenges and provide a greater range of flexibility and processing speed, it may be useful in certain circumstances to independently fabricate the object and support structures, and then assemble these structures into a composite item for debinding and sintering. This approach also advantageously facilitates various techniques for spraying, dipping, or otherwise applying a release layer between the support structure and the part so that these separate items do not become fused together during sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Gibson, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Ricardo Chin, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20190001412
    Abstract: A variety of additive manufacturing techniques can be adapted to fabricate a substantially net shape object from a computerized model using materials that can be debound and sintered into a fully dense metallic part or the like. However, during sintering, the net shape will shrink as binder escapes and the base material fuses into a dense final part. If the foundation beneath the object does not shrink in a corresponding fashion, the resulting stresses throughout the object can lead to fracturing, warping, or other physical damage to the object resulting in a failed fabrication. To address this issue, a variety of techniques are disclosed for substrates and build plates that contract in a manner complementary to the object during debinding and sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Gibson, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Ricardo Chin, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20180318925
    Abstract: A support structure is fabricated below a printed object to form a structure that prevents or minimizes a drag on a floor while the object shrinks during sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Michael Andrew Gibson, Ricardo Fulop, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20180318932
    Abstract: A printer fabricates an object from a computerized model using a fused filament fabrication process. The shape of an extrusion nozzle may be varied during extrusion to control, e.g., an amount of build material deposited, a shape of extrudate exiting the nozzle, a feature resolution, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Anastasios John Hart, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Matthew David Verminski, Peter Alfons Schmitt, Emanuel Michael Sachs, Ricardo Chin
  • Publication number: 20180318933
    Abstract: A printer fabricates an object from a computerized model using a fused filament fabrication process. A former extending from a nozzle of the printer supplements a layer fusion process by applying a normal force on new material as it is deposited to form the object. The former may use a variety of techniques such as heat and rolling to improve physical bonding between layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Anastasios John Hart, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Matthew David Verminski, Peter Alfons Schmitt, Emanuel Michael Sachs, Ricardo Chin
  • Publication number: 20180311738
    Abstract: A printer fabricates an object from a computerized model using a fused filament fabrication process. The shape of an extrusion nozzle may be varied during extrusion to control, e.g., an amount of build material deposited, a shape of extrudate exiting the nozzle, a feature resolution, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Anastasios John Hart, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Matthew David Verminski, Peter Alfons Schmitt, Emanuel Michael Sachs, Ricardo Chin
  • Publication number: 20180304364
    Abstract: A support structure is formed from a support material below a printed object that shrinks similarly to a build material of the printed object during processing in a furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Michael Andrew Gibson, Ricardo Fulop, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20180304370
    Abstract: A printer fabricates an object from a computerized model using a fused filament fabrication process. A former extending from a nozzle of the printer supplements a layer fusion process by applying a normal force on new material as it is deposited to form the object. The former may use a variety of techniques such as heat and rolling to improve physical bonding between layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Anastasios John Hart, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Matthew David Verminski, Peter Alfons Schmitt, Emanuel Michael Sachs, Ricardo Chin
  • Publication number: 20180304369
    Abstract: A printer fabricates an object from a computerized model using a fused filament fabrication process. The shape of an extrusion nozzle may be varied during extrusion to control, e.g., an amount of build material deposited, a shape of extrudate exiting the nozzle, a feature resolution, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Anastasios John Hart, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Matthew David Verminski, Peter Alfons Schmitt, Emanuel Michael Sachs, Ricardo Chin
  • Publication number: 20180304363
    Abstract: A support structure is fabricated below a printed object to form a structure that prevents or minimizes a drag on a floor while the object shrinks during sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Michael Andrew Gibson, Ricardo Fulop, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20180236538
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are directed to the use of nanoparticles for improving fabrication of three-dimensional objects formed through layer-by-layer delivery of an ink onto a powder of metal particles in a powder bed. More specifically, the ink may include metal nanoparticles suspended in a non-oxidizing aqueous solution to facilitate maintaining the metal nanoparticles in a stable form, providing a shelf-life suitable for transportation and storage of the ink in large-scale commercial operations. The ink may be delivered onto the powder of the metal particles in the powder bed, where the nanoparticles may interact with the metal particles to improve strength of the three-dimensional objects being fabricated. Also, or instead, the nanoparticles may reduce the likelihood of defects associated with subsequent processing of the three-dimensional objects (e.g., slumping and shrinking and/or inadequate densification of the final part).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Gibson, Nihan Tuncer, Christopher Allan Schuh, Michael J. Tarkanian
  • Publication number: 20180229300
    Abstract: Support structures are used in certain additive fabrication processes to permit fabrication of a greater range of object geometries. For additive fabrication processes with materials that are subsequently sintered into a final part, an interface layer may be fabricated between the object and support in order to inhibit bonding between adjacent surfaces of the support structure and the object during sintering. Interface layers suitable for manufacture with an additive manufacturing system may resist the formation of bonds between a support structure and an object during subsequent sintering processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Michael Andrew Gibson, Ricardo Fulop, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20180154440
    Abstract: A variety of additive manufacturing techniques can be adapted to fabricate a substantially net shape object from a computerized model using materials that can be debound and sintered into a fully dense metallic part or the like. However, during sintering, the net shape will shrink as binder escapes and the base material fuses into a dense final part. If the foundation beneath the object does not shrink in a corresponding fashion, the resulting stresses throughout the object can lead to fracturing, warping or other physical damage to the object resulting in a failed fabrication. To address this issue, a variety of techniques are disclosed for substrates and build plates that contract in a manner complementary to the object during debinding and sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Gibson, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Ricardo Chin, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20180071825
    Abstract: Support structures are used in certain additive fabrication processes to permit fabrication of a greater range of object geometries. For additive fabrication processes with materials that are subsequently sintered into a final part, a printer is configured to further fabricate an interface layer between the object and the support structure in order to inhibit bonding between adjacent surfaces of the support structure and the object during sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Alfons Schmitt, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Michael Andrew Gibson, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart
  • Publication number: 20180050390
    Abstract: Support structures are used in certain additive fabrication processes to permit fabrication of a greater range of object geometries. For additive fabrication processes with materials that are subsequently sintered into a final part, a printer is configured to further fabricate an interface layer between the object and the support structure in order to inhibit bonding between adjacent surfaces of the support structure and the object during sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Gibson, Jonah Samuel Myerberg, Ricardo Fulop, Matthew David Verminski, Richard Remo Fontana, Christopher Allan Schuh, Yet-Ming Chiang, Anastasios John Hart