Patents by Inventor David Rosal

David Rosal 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).

  • Publication number: 20190308494
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a folding load bearing hard tonneau cover, wherein each folding section is constructed using friction stir welds for strength, stiffness and visual appeal, wherein edge extrusions may include an integral attachment track which is capable of sustaining high tie down loads, wherein a spring loaded latching system has the strength to react the moments generated by heavy loads on top of the tonneau cover, wherein installation does not require modification to the bed but instead uses a 2 bolt attachment system, and wherein the tonneau cover may carry heavy loads on top that are easy to secure, and wherein a custom carrying frame is easily attachable to the tonneau cover to enable large and heavy loads, even some that are longer than the pick-up bed, to be carried on the tonneau cover while enabling use of the pick-up bed for other cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jennifer Aubrey, David Rosal, Scott M. Packer, Patrick Richard Sessions
  • Patent number: 10328778
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a folding load bearing hard tonneau cover, wherein each folding section is constructed using friction stir welds for strength, stiffness and visual appeal, wherein edge extrusions may include an integral attachment track which is capable of sustaining high tie down loads, wherein a spring loaded latching system has the strength to react the moments generated by heavy loads on top of the tonneau cover, wherein installation does not require modification to the bed but instead uses a 2 bolt attachment system, and wherein the tonneau cover may carry heavy loads on top that are easy to secure, and wherein a custom carrying frame is easily attachable to the tonneau cover to enable large and heavy loads, even some that are longer than the pick-up bed, to be carried on the tonneau cover while enabling use of the pick-up bed for other cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED METAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Aubrey, David Rosal, Scott M. Packer, Patrick Richard Sessions
  • Publication number: 20190151982
    Abstract: A friction stir processing (FSP) tool includes a pin having a pin body and a rotational axis. The pin is configured to rotate about the rotational axis in a rotational direction. The pin has a radial protrusion protruding radially from the pin body, and the radial protrusion has a working surface oriented in the rotational direction with a depth in a radial direction relative to the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: David Rosal, Scott M. Packer, Rodney Dale Fleck, Russell J. Steel
  • Publication number: 20180093555
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a folding load bearing hard tonneau cover, wherein each folding section is constructed using friction stir welds for strength, stiffness and visual appeal, wherein edge extrusions may include an integral attachment track which is capable of sustaining high tie down loads, wherein a spring loaded latching system has the strength to react the moments generated by heavy loads on top of the tonneau cover, wherein installation does not require modification to the bed but instead uses a 2 bolt attachment system, and wherein the tonneau cover may carry heavy loads on top that are easy to secure, and wherein a custom carrying frame is easily attachable to the tonneau cover to enable large and heavy loads, even some that are longer than the pick-up bed, to be carried on the tonneau cover while enabling use of the pick-up bed for other cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer Aubrey, David Rosal, Scott M. Packer, Patrick Richard Sessions
  • Patent number: 9925853
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a folding load bearing hard tonneau cover which includes a hinge/connection element using a novel friction stir welding method to weatherproof the bed contents, wherein each folding section is constructed using friction stir welds for strength, stiffness and visual appeal, wherein the system does not rely on attached bed rails to support and lock the cover because loads are reacted on the bed caps, wherein a spring loaded latching system has the strength to react the moments generated by heavy loads on top of the cover, wherein installation does not require modification to the bed, and wherein the tonneau cover may carry heavy loads on top that are easy to secure, while still allowing a cover that folds open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer Aubrey, David Rosal, Russell Kingston, John Hall, Patrick Sessions, Kent Kingston, Scott M. Packer
  • Publication number: 20170197274
    Abstract: A system and method for securely joining a high melting temperature material and a backing substrate using a mechanical connection includes a backing substrate integrally formed with a material positioned inside a dovetail recess in the high melting temperature material, mechanically fixing the backing substrate to the high melting temperature material without fusion or bonding of the microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Russell J. Steel, Rodney Dale Fleck, Christopher Arthur Tucker, Scott M. Packer, David Rosal, John T. Canavan, Michael D. Klinginsmith
  • Publication number: 20160288691
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a folding load bearing hard tonneau cover which includes a hinge/connection element using a novel friction stir welding method to weatherproof the bed contents, wherein each folding section is constructed using friction stir welds for strength, stiffness and visual appeal, wherein the system does not rely on attached bed rails to support and lock the cover because loads are reacted on the bed caps, wherein a spring loaded latching system has the strength to react the moments generated by heavy loads on top of the cover, wherein installation does not require modification to the bed, and wherein the tonneau cover may carry heavy loads on top that are easy to secure, while still allowing a cover that folds open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Jennifer Aubrey, David Rosal, Russell Kingston, John Hall, Patrick Sessions, Kent Kingston, Scott M. Packer
  • Patent number: 9352425
    Abstract: A system and method for modifying a work piece surface of high melting temperature materials such as Advanced High Strength Steels, wherein a friction stir welding tool may include cutting elements located on the outside diameter of a collar assembly, wherein the collar assembly may be retrofitted for existing friction stir welding tools, or may be designed as a custom attachment for a new hybrid friction stir welding tool, wherein the surface of the work piece may be modified by removing detrimental flash and burr created during operation of the friction stir welding tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MegaStir Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Rosal, Paul T. Higgins, Russell J. Steel, Scott M. Packer, Jeremy Peterson, Steve W. Larsen, Samuel C. Sanderson, Jonathan A. Babb
  • Publication number: 20150097020
    Abstract: A system and method for modifying a work piece surface of high melting temperature materials such as Advanced High Strength Steels, wherein a friction stir welding tool may include cutting elements located on the outside diameter of a collar assembly, wherein the collar assembly may be retrofitted for existing friction stir welding tools, or may be designed as a custom attachment for a new hybrid friction stir welding tool, wherein the surface of the work piece may be modified by removing detrimental flash and burr created during operation of the friction stir welding tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: David Rosal, Paul T. Higgins, Russell J. Steel, Scott M. Packer, Jeremy Peterson, Steve W. Larsen, Samuel C. Sanderson, Jonathan A. Babb
  • Patent number: 8910851
    Abstract: A system and method for modifying a work piece surface of high melting temperature materials such as Advanced High Strength Steels, wherein a friction stir welding tool may include cutting elements located on the outside diameter of a collar assembly, wherein the collar assembly may be retrofitted for existing friction stir welding tools, or may be designed as a custom attachment for a new hybrid friction stir welding tool, wherein the surface of the work piece may be modified by removing detrimental flash and burr created during operation of the friction stir welding tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: MegaStir Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Rosal, Paul T. Higgins, Russell J. Steel, Scott M. Packer, Jeremy Peterson, Steve W. Larsen, Samuel C. Sanderson, Jonathan A. Babb
  • Publication number: 20140008418
    Abstract: A system and method for using Friction Stir Spot Joining (FSSJ) to join workpieces made of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), wherein a first embodiment is a FSSJ tool that has no surface features, and wherein the rate of rotation of the FSSJ tool is much higher than is used in other FSW techniques to thereby reduce torque by causing plasticization of the AHSS on a small scale, and in a second embodiment, conventional FSSJ tools can be used at conventional FSSJ speeds if the FSSJ tool is manufactured from conductive tool materials having a high hardness, and heating of the FSSJ tool and/or the workpieces enhances the ability of the FSSJ tool to functionally weld the AHSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: MEGASTIR TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Russell J. Steel, Scott M. Packer, David Rosal, Michael P. Miles
  • Patent number: 8241556
    Abstract: A tool is provided that is capable of friction stir processing, friction stir mixing, and friction stir welding of high melting temperature and low melting temperature materials, wherein the collar is now divided into at least an inner and an outer collar coupled to the shank and the FSW tip, wherein new thermal barriers enable expansion of the inner collar to be directed inward to thereby create compression on the FSW tip instead of allowing the FSW tip to become loose in the tool at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Megastir Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Rosal, Scott M. Packer, Russell J. Steel, Peter Cariveau, John Williams, Lance Richman
  • Publication number: 20120055977
    Abstract: A system and method for using Friction Stir Spot Joining (FSSJ) to join workpieces made of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), wherein a first embodiment is a FSSJ tool that has no surface features, and wherein the rate of rotation of the FSSJ tool is much higher than is used in other FSW techniques to thereby reduce torque by causing plasticization of the AHSS on a small scale, and in a second embodiment, conventional FSSJ tools can be used at conventional FSSJ speeds if the FSSJ tool is manufactured from conductive tool materials having a high hardness, and heating of the FSSJ tool and/or the workpieces enhances the ability of the FSSJ tool to functionally weld the AHSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Russell J. Steel, Scott M. Packer, David Rosal, Michael P. Miles
  • Publication number: 20100038832
    Abstract: A tool is provided that is capable of friction stir processing, friction stir mixing, and friction stir welding of high melting temperature and low melting temperature materials, wherein the collar is now divided into at least an inner and an outer collar coupled to the shank and the FSW tip, wherein new thermal barriers enable expansion of the inner collar to be directed inward to thereby create compression on the FSW tip instead of allowing the FSW tip to become loose in the tool at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicants: SII MegaDiamond, Inc., Advanced Metal Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Rosal, Scott M. Packer, Russell J. Steel, Peter Cariveau, John Williams, Lance Richman