Patents by Inventor David M. Wright

David M. Wright 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: 11209780
    Abstract: An adjustable timer teaches time in a simple manner to those having difficulty understanding the concept of time. The timer displays remaining and elapsed time. The timer may be set to rotate a shaft at different speeds. A colored disk is attached to the shaft. Boards having faces with different numerical indicia reside in a cavity and may be interchanged by a user. The exposed board face corresponds to the setting of the timer such that one full rotation of the shaft and disk corresponds to the numerical indicia of the exposed board face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Time Timer LLC
    Inventors: David M. Rogers, Tricia L. Wright
  • Publication number: 20210358031
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creation and operation of a marketplace among trusted small and medium sized banks for participation in commercial loans too large for an individual participating bank to undertake on its own. This technology can be applied to formation of other marketplaces in which trust matters and controlled dissemination of opportunity information, as in layers or rounds, proceeds manually. Aspects of the technology disclosed can be used by initiators and participants to syndicate loans once a marketplace is established, whether the market is established applying the technology disclosed or otherwise. This technology also can be applied to syndicate other opportunities or to resell participations in syndicated loans that have closed and been funded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Radius Group, LLC (dba BankLabs)
    Inventors: David M. Wright, Emile Reed, Donald F. Seacrest, Cade C. Strieby
  • Patent number: 10963957
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creation and operation of a marketplace among trusted small and medium sized banks for participation in commercial loans too large for an individual participating bank to undertake on its own. This technology can be applied to formation of other marketplaces in which trust matters and controlled dissemination of opportunity information, as in layers or rounds, proceeds manually. Aspects of the technology disclosed can be used by initiators and participants to syndicate loans once a marketplace is established, whether the market is established applying the technology disclosed or otherwise. This technology also can be applied to syndicate other opportunities or to resell participations in syndicated loans that have closed and been funded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Radius Group, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Wright, Emile Reed, Donald F. Seacrest, Cade C. Strieby
  • Patent number: 10370302
    Abstract: A method of forming a densified preform or composite part is disclosed that includes partially densifying a porous preform, forming channels in the partially densified preform that open to an exterior surface of the partially densified preform, infiltrating a densifying agent, such as pitch, into at least some of the channels of the partially densified preform, at least partially stabilizing the densifying agent, including heating at a first temperature, such that cracks form within the densifying agent, and exposing the preform to an oxidizing agent, and heating the at least partially stabilized preform at a second temperature to carbonize at least the stabilized densifying agent. A partially densified preform including a densifying agent disposed at least in such channels also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir T. Fryska, David Flask, David M. Wright, Roger L. Klinedinst
  • Patent number: 10315960
    Abstract: A carbon fiber preform that includes a plurality of fibrous layers stacked together and a plurality of sacrificial fibers that bind the plurality of fibrous layers together, where at least one fibrous layer of the plurality of fibrous layers includes a plurality of carbon fibers or carbon fiber precursor fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir T. Fryska, David M. Wright
  • Patent number: 10011535
    Abstract: A technique of heating a mixture of fibers that includes sacrificial fibers and carbon fiber precursor fibers to a temperature between about 170° C. and about 400° C., such that the sacrificial fibers are substantially removed and a plurality of channels remain in a preform precursor, and carbonizing the carbon fiber precursor fibers to form a porous carbon fiber preform. Also disclosed is a technique of heating a mixture of fibers that includes sacrificial fibers and carbon fibers to a temperature between about 170° C. and about 400° C., such that the sacrificial fibers are substantially removed and a plurality of channels remain, and infiltrating a densifying agent into at least the plurality of channels. Also disclosed is an article including a mixture of fibers that includes sacrificial fibers and carbon fiber precursor fibers or carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir T. Fryska, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20170022115
    Abstract: A carbon fiber preform that includes a plurality of fibrous layers stacked together and a plurality of sacrificial fibers that bind the plurality of fibrous layers together, where at least one fibrous layer of the plurality of fibrous layers includes a plurality of carbon fibers or carbon fiber precursor fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir T. Fryska, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20160102023
    Abstract: A method of forming a densified preform or composite part is disclosed that includes partially densifying a porous preform, forming channels in the partially densified preform that open to an exterior surface of the partially densified preform, infiltrating a densifying agent, such as pitch, into at least some of the channels of the partially densified preform, at least partially stabilizing the densifying agent, including heating at a first temperature, such that cracks form within the densifying agent, and exposing the preform to an oxidizing agent, and heating the at least partially stabilized preform at a second temperature to carbonize at least the stabilized densifying agent. A partially densified preform including a densifying agent disposed at least in such channels also is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir T. Fryska, David Flask, David M. Wright, Roger L. Klinedinst
  • Publication number: 20160060115
    Abstract: A technique of heating a mixture of fibers that includes sacrificial fibers and carbon fiber precursor fibers to a temperature between about 170° C. and about 400° C., such that the sacrificial fibers are substantially removed and a plurality of channels remain in a preform precursor, and carbonizing the carbon fiber precursor fibers to form a porous carbon fiber preform. Also disclosed is a technique of heating a mixture of fibers that includes sacrificial fibers and carbon fibers to a temperature between about 170° C. and about 400° C., such that the sacrificial fibers are substantially removed and a plurality of channels remain, and infiltrating a densifying agent into at least the plurality of channels. Also disclosed is an article including a mixture of fibers that includes sacrificial fibers and carbon fiber precursor fibers or carbon fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir T. Fryska, David M. Wright
  • Patent number: 9193113
    Abstract: A pitch densification apparatus may be used to form a carbon-carbon composite material. The apparatus may be used to compress a carbon fiber material, and, thereafter, pitch densify the carbon fiber material. The compression and pitch densification of the carbon fiber material may be carried out within the same mold cavity of the pitch densification apparatus. In one example, an apparatus may comprise a mold defining a mold cavity that is configured to receive a material to be densified. The mold cavity is configured to be adjusted from a first volume to a second volume less than the first volume to compress the material in the mold cavity. The example apparatus may further comprise a gas source configured to apply a gas pressure in the mold cavity to force pitch into the material in the mold cavity to densify the material, and a vacuum source configured to create a vacuum pressure in the mold cavity at least prior to the application of the gas pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Mark C. James, Roger L. Klinedinst, Neil Murdie, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20150221029
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creation and operation of a marketplace among trusted small and medium sized banks for participation in commercial loans too large for an individual participating bank to undertake on its own. This technology can be applied to formation of other marketplaces in which trust matters and controlled dissemination of opportunity information, as in layers or rounds, proceeds manually. Aspects of the technology disclosed can be used by initiators and participants to syndicate loans once a marketplace is established, whether the market is established applying the technology disclosed or otherwise. This technology also can be applied to syndicate other opportunities or to resell participations in syndicated loans that have closed and been funded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: AMG National Corp
    Inventors: David M. Wright, Emile Reed, Donald F. Seacrest, Cade C. Strieby
  • Publication number: 20140327169
    Abstract: A pitch densification apparatus may be used to form a carbon-carbon composite material. The apparatus may be used to compress a carbon fiber material, and, thereafter, pitch densify the carbon fiber material. The compression and pitch densification of the carbon fiber material may be carried out within the same mold cavity of the pitch densification apparatus. In one example, an apparatus may comprise a mold defining a mold cavity that is configured to receive a material to be densified. The mold cavity is configured to be adjusted from a first volume to a second volume less than the first volume to compress the material in the mold cavity. The example apparatus may further comprise a gas source configured to apply a gas pressure in the mold cavity to force pitch into the material in the mold cavity to densify the material, and a vacuum source configured to create a vacuum pressure in the mold cavity at least prior to the application of the gas pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Mark C. James, Roger L. Klinedinst, Neil Murdie, David M. Wright
  • Patent number: 8721954
    Abstract: In some examples, a method for densifying a material via pitch comprises inserting the material to be densified into a mold, wherein the mold is part of an apparatus. The apparatus may include a ram configured to apply a ram pressure sufficient to force a pitch into the mold to densify the material, a gas source configured to apply a gas pressure sufficient to force the pitch into the mold to densify the material, and a vacuum source operable to create a vacuum pressure in the mold at least prior to application of either the ram pressure or the gas pressure. The method may further comprise densifying the material in the mold via pitch using a selectable one of the ram, the gas source, the ram and the vacuum source, or the gas source and the vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Roger L. Klinedinst, David M. Wright
  • Patent number: 8444893
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes defibrillating at least one carbon fiber to form a plurality of carbon fiber filaments, melting pitch to form molten pitch, and mixing the plurality of carbon fiber filaments and the molten pitch to form a substantially homogeneous mixture of carbon fiber filaments. In another example, a method includes mixing a plurality of carbon fiber filaments having a length between about 6.35 millimeters and about 50.8 millimeters in molten pitch to form a substantially homogeneous mixture of carbon fiber filaments within the molten pitch, wherein mixing the plurality of carbon fiber filaments does not substantially change an average length of the plurality of carbon fiber filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir Fryska, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20130056895
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes defibrillating at least one carbon fiber to form a plurality of carbon fiber filaments, melting pitch to form molten pitch, and mixing the plurality of carbon fiber filaments and the molten pitch to form a substantially homogeneous mixture of carbon fiber filaments. In another example, a method includes mixing a plurality of carbon fiber filaments having a length between about 6.35 millimeters and about 50.8 millimeters in molten pitch to form a substantially homogeneous mixture of carbon fiber filaments within the molten pitch, wherein mixing the plurality of carbon fiber filaments does not substantially change an average length of the plurality of carbon fiber filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir Fryska, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20120153528
    Abstract: A pitch densification apparatus may be used to form a carbon-carbon composite material. The apparatus may be used to compress a carbon fiber material, and, thereafter, pitch densify the carbon fiber material. The compression and pitch densification of the carbon fiber material may be carried out within the same mold cavity of the pitch densification apparatus. In one example, an apparatus may comprise a mold defining a mold cavity that is configured to receive a material to be densified. The mold cavity is configured to be adjusted from a first volume to a second volume less than the first volume to compress the material in the mold cavity. The example apparatus may further comprise a gas source configured to apply a gas pressure in the mold cavity to force pitch into the material in the mold cavity to densify the material, and a vacuum source configured to create a vacuum pressure in the mold cavity at least prior to the application of the gas pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. LaForest, Mark C. James, Roger L. Klinedinst, Neil Murdie, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20120104659
    Abstract: A pitch densification apparatus may be used to form a carbon-carbon composite material. In some examples, the apparatus is configured to pitch densify a material using one or more of a plurality of different pitch densification techniques. For example, the apparatus may densify a material with a selectable one of the resin transfer molding cycle, the vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding cycle, and/or the vacuum pressure infiltration cycle. The apparatus may respond to initial or changing properties of a material to be densified. In some additional examples, the apparatus includes a mold configured to receive a preform and a portion of solid pitch separate from the preform. The apparatus may include a heating source thermally coupled to the mold that is configured to heat the solid pitch above a melting temperature of the solid pitch. The apparatus may melt the pitch without external pitch melting equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Neil Murdie, Roger L. Klinedinst, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20120104641
    Abstract: A pitch densification apparatus may be used to form a carbon-carbon composite material. In some examples, the apparatus is configured to pitch densify a material using one or more of a plurality of different pitch densification techniques. For example, the apparatus may densify a material with a selectable one of the resin transfer molding cycle, the vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding cycle, and/or the vacuum pressure infiltration cycle. The apparatus may respond to initial or changing properties of a material to be densified. In some additional examples, the apparatus includes a mold configured to receive a preform and a portion of solid pitch separate from the preform. The apparatus may include a heating source thermally coupled to the mold that is configured to heat the solid pitch above a melting temperature of the solid pitch. The apparatus may melt the pitch without external pitch melting equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Roger L. Klinedinst, David M. Wright
  • Publication number: 20100261396
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preparing insecticidally treated textile having improved properties. A novel combination of an insecticide and certain polymeric binder(s) or dye fixatives is used to coat and/or impregnate fabric via a combination of application methods used in the textile industry. The insecticide-binder or insecticide-dye fixative combination and the method by which it is applied to the textile yield a coated fabric and, ultimately, finished goods with improved wash durability of the insecticide over several launderings and prolonged insecticidal efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy R. Dixon, Michael W. Ensley, David M. Wright, Michael P. Bralkowski, Paul D. Weipert, Donna Moser, Richard Stephen Simonson
  • Patent number: D938834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Time Timer, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Rogers, Heather Rogers, Tricia L. Wright