Patents by Inventor David S. Lashmore

David S. Lashmore 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: 20080225464
    Abstract: A capacitor is provided. The capacitor includes opposing electrodes fabricated from a non-woven carbon nanotube sheet bonded to opposing noble metal foils. The capacitor also includes a non-porous casing within which the opposing electrodes are placed. The capacitor further includes electrically conductive contacts extending from the noble metal foils through an opening in the casing. The capacitor can be a portable capacitor. A method of manufacturing the capacitor is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: David S. Lashmore
  • Patent number: 6991459
    Abstract: An impactor for safely, efficiently, and effectively placing mercury-free dental restorations in a cavity of a patient's tooth, the impactor having a housing, anvil, hammer, solenoid or other transducer, end cap, source of restoration paste, and paste feeder tube for condensing mercury-free paste in the cavity. The impactor provides periodic impulses by activating the solenoid, causing the hammer to strike the anvil. The anvil is forced into contact with the paste, thereby condensing the paste into a high-density metal or other material suitable for dental restoration. (Also disclosed is a solenoid or other transducer having a “T” shaped hammer which strikes an anvil.) The solenoid or other transducer can be used to compact or strike any surface. The paste feeder may be incorporated into the impactor or alternatively be a separate hand operated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Innovative Dental Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Lashmore
  • Publication number: 20040131992
    Abstract: An impactor for safely, efficiently, and effectively placing mercury-free dental restorations in a cavity of a patient's tooth, the impactor having a housing, anvil, hammer, solenoid or other transducer, end cap, source of restoration paste, and paste feeder tube for condensing mercury-free paste in the cavity. The impactor provides periodic impulses by activating the solenoid, causing the hammer to strike the anvil. The anvil is forced into contact with the paste, thereby condensing the paste into a high-density metal or other material suitable for dental restoration. (Also disclosed is a solenoid or other transducer having a “T” shaped hammer which strikes an anvil.) The solenoid or other transducer can be used to compact or strike any surface. The paste feeder may be incorporated into the impactor or alternatively be a separate hand operated device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Innovative Dental Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Lashmore
  • Publication number: 20020127130
    Abstract: A metallic composite solid, containing alloys and/or intermetallics, is formed by compacting at moderate pressure a mixture of powder particles, foils or sheets at a temperature close to room temperature, well below the melting temperature of the constituent components and without the addition of low melting metals such as mercury, indium or gallium acting as a sintering agent. This low temperature consolidation of the powder mixture is enhanced by having the surface oxide of the powder particles removed, prior to consolidation, and/or by coating the particles with an oxide-replacing metal such as silver or gold. The coating process may be replacement reactions, autocatalytic reduction or electrolytic reduction. The composite formation is assisted by the addition of a liquid acid such as fluoroboric acid, sulfuric acid, fluoric acid, adipic acid, ascorbic acid, or nitric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: US, as Represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Commerce, National Inst. of Standards &Technology
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Moshe P. Dariel, Christian E. Johnson, Menahem B. Ratzker, Anthony A. Guiseppetti, Frederick C. Eichmiller, Glenn L. Beane, David R. Kelley
  • Patent number: 6375894
    Abstract: A metallic composite solid, containing alloys and/or intermetallics, is formed by compacting at moderate pressure a mixture of powder particles, foils or sheets at a temperature close to room temperature, well below the melting temperature of the constituent components and without the addition of low melting metals such as mercury, indium or gallium acting as a sintering agent. This low temperature consolidation of the powder mixture is enhanced by having the surface oxide of the powder particles removed, prior to consolidation, and/or by coating the particles with an oxide-replacing metal such as silver or gold. The coating process may be replacement reactions, autocatalytic reduction or electrolytic reduction. The composite formation is assisted by the addition of a liquid acid such as fluoroboric acid, sulfuric acid, fluoric acid, adipic acid, ascorbic acid, or nitric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Commerce, American Dental Association Health Foundation
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Moshe P. Dariel, Christian E. Johnson, Menahem B. Ratzker, Anthony A. Guiseppetti, Frederick C. Eichmiller, Glenn L. Beane, David R. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20020014181
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic powder comprising ferromagnetic particles coated with a material that does not degrade at temperatures above 150° C. and permits adjacent particles to strongly bind together after compaction such that parts made from the ferromagnetic powder have a transverse rupture strength of about 8,000 to about 20,000 pounds/square inch before sintering. The coating includes from 2 to 4 parts of an oxide and one part of a chromate, molybdate, oxalate, phosphate, or tungstate. The coating may be substantially free of organic materials. The invention also includes a method of making the ferromagnetic powder, a method of making soft magnetic parts from the ferromagnetic powder, and soft magnetic parts made from the ferromagnetic powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: DAVID S. LASHMORE, GLENN L. BEANE, LEV DERESH, ZONGLU HUA
  • Patent number: 6342108
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic powder comprising ferromagnetic particles coated with a material that does not degrade at temperatures above 150° C and permits adjacent particles to strongly bind together after compaction such that parts made from the ferromagnetic powder have a transverse rupture strength of about 8,000 to about 20,000 pounds/square inch before sintering. The coating includes from 2 to 4 parts of an oxide and one part of a chromate, molybdate, oxalate, phosphate, or tungstate. The coating may be substantially free of organic materials. The invention also includes a method of making the ferromagnetic powder, a method of making soft magnetic parts from the ferromagnetic powder, and soft magnetic parts made from the ferromagnetic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, Lev Deresh, Zonglu Hua
  • Patent number: 6340397
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic powder comprising ferromagnetic particles coated with a material that does not degrade at temperatures above 150° C. and permits adjacent particles to strongly bind together after compaction such that parts made from the ferromagnetic powder have a transverse rupture strength of about 8,000 to about 20,000 pounds/square inch before sintering, The coating includes from 2 to 4 parts of an oxide and one part of a chromate, molybdate, oxalate, phosphate, or tungstate. The coating may be substantially free of organic materials. The invention also includes a method of making the ferromagnetic powder, a method of making soft magnetic parts from the ferromagnetic powder, and soft magnetic parts made from the ferromagnetic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, Lev Deresh, Zonglu Hua
  • Patent number: 6309748
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic powder comprising ferromagnetic particles coated with a material that does not degrade at temperatures above 150° C. and permits adjacent particles to strongly bind together after compaction such that parts made from the ferromagnetic powder have a transverse rupture strength of about 8,000 to about 20,000 pounds/square inch before sintering. The coating includes from 2 to 4 parts of an oxide and one part of a chromate, molybdate, oxalate, phosphate, or tungstate. The coating may be substantially free of organic materials. The invention also includes a method of making the ferromagnetic powder, a method of making soft magnetic parts from the ferromagnetic powder, and soft magnetic parts made from the ferromagnetic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, Lev Deresh, Zonglu Hua
  • Patent number: 6287445
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for coating particles in a rotating container. A cathode forms an electrically conductive inner surface of a side wall of the container. An anode is positioned relative to the cathode so as to permit both the cathode and the anode to be immersed together in an electrically conductive fluid. A motor is connected to the container and arranged to cause the container to rotate so as to generate a centrifugal force. Particles are placed in the container, the container is filled with the electrically conductive fluid, and electrical current is caused to pass from the cathode to the anode through the electrically conductive fluid while the container is rotated. The particles rest against the electrically conductive inner surface of the side wall of the container while the electrical current passes from the cathode to the anode, so as to result in deposition of a coating material from the electrically conductive fluid onto the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane
  • Patent number: 6254757
    Abstract: A method for coating particulate substrate materials is provided which comprises (a) combining particles and an electrolyte in an imperforate container; (b) vibrating the container to generate a fluidized bed of particles in the electrolyte; and (c) electrochemically depositing a coating on the particles from reactants in the electrolyte. An apparatus for coating particles is also provided which comprises an imperforate container for receiving particles to be coated and an electrolyte and a device for generating a fluidized bed in the container, the device being operatively associated with the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, David R. Kelley, Christian E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6251514
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic powder comprising ferromagnetic particles coated with a material that does not degrade at temperatures above 150° C. and permits adjacent particles to strongly bind together after compaction such that parts made from the ferromagnetic powder have a transverse rupture strength of about 8,000 to about 20,000 pounds/square inch before sintering. The coating includes from 2 to 4 parts of an oxide and one part of a chromate, molybdate, oxalate, phosphate, or tungstate. The coating may be substantially free of organic materials. The invention also includes a method of making the ferromagnetic powder, a method of making soft magnetic parts from the ferromagnetic powder, and soft magnetic parts made from the ferromagnetic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, Lev Deresh, Zonglu Hua
  • Patent number: 6251339
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of forming parts having complex geometries made by coating ferrous based powders with a metallurgical coating, pressing the powder to make the parts, and using a low temperature heating step to diffuse the coating into the ferrous based powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn L. Beane, David S. Lashmore, Lev Deresh
  • Patent number: 6241935
    Abstract: A powder feed system for delivering a quantity of particulate material to a die cavity of a powder press is provided. The powder press has a table-like platen surface which is flush with and surrounds a die in which the die cavity sits, an upper punch appending from an upper ram and a lower punch. The powder feed delivery system includes a receptacle for receiving and delivering particulate material to the cavity. The receptacle has an ingress through which particulate material is received under pressure and an egress for registering with the interior of the cavity and through which particulate material is delivered under pressure from a feed conduit to the cavity. The feed conduit is attached at a first end to the receptacle ingress. At least one pressure generator is attached to a top end of a pressure vessel attached at a second end to the feed conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn L. Beane, David S. Lashmore
  • Patent number: 6129790
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic powder comprising ferromagnetic particles coated with a material that does not degrade at temperatures above 150.degree. C. and permits adjacent particles to strongly bind together after compaction such that parts made from the ferromagnetic powder have a transverse rupture strength of about 8,000 to about 20,000 pounds/square inch before sintering. The coating includes from 2 to 4 parts of an oxide and one part of a chromate, molybdate, oxalate, phosphate, or tungstate. The coating may be substantially free of organic materials. The invention also includes a method of making the ferromagnetic powder, a method of making soft magnetic parts from the ferromagnetic powder, and soft magnetic parts made from the ferromagnetic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, Lev Deresh, Zonglu Hua
  • Patent number: 6042949
    Abstract: Steel powder for use in case hardenable steels is provided. The steel powder is made from a plurality of pre-alloyed iron-molybdenum particles. Each of the particles has from about 1.5 to about 3.5 percent by weight of molybdenum and have a diameter of from about 20 to about 200 microns. The powders further have from about 0.001% by weight to about 0.5% by weight of a coating. The coating is made up of from about 40% to about 85% by weight of one or more of FeO, Fe.sub.3 O.sub.4, Fe.sub.2 O.sub.3, (Fe.sub.2 O.sub.3.H.sub.2 O) and combinations thereof; and from about 15% to about 60% by weight of one or more of FePO.sub.4, Fe.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2, FeHPO.sub.4, Fe.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2.2H.sub.2 O, Fe.sub.2 (PO.sub.4).sub.3.8H.sub.2 O, FeCrO.sub.4, FeMoO.sub.4, FeC.sub.2 O.sub.4, and FeWO.sub.4.Also provided is a steel powder composition for use in manufacturing sinter hardenable structural parts. The powder is made from a plurality of pre-alloyed steel particles of from about 0.5 to about 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Lashmore
  • Patent number: 6042781
    Abstract: A process for consolidating powder, particulates, foils or sheets of metal coated composites, elemental metallic or metallic alloy or intermetallic compounds into net shapes having increased green strength at or near ambient temperature comprises treating the material with an aqueous activation solution. The aqueous activation solution is selected from dilute acids, reducing agents, molten salt electrolytes and mixtures thereof. Pressure is used to consolidate the treated powders, particulates, foils or sheets into a net shape at or near ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, Lev Deresh
  • Patent number: 6001289
    Abstract: A metallic composite solid, containing alloys and/or intermetallics, is formed by compacting at moderate pressure a mixture of powder particles, foils or sheets at a temperature close to room temperature, well below the melting temperature of the constituent components and without the addition of low melting metals such as mercury, indium or gallium acting as a sintering agent. This low temperature consolidation of the powder mixture is enhanced by having the surface oxide of the powder particles removed, prior to consolidation, and/or by coating the particles with an oxide-replacing metal such as silver or gold. The coating process may be replacement reactions, autocatalytic reduction or electrolytic reduction. The composite formation is assisted by the addition of a liquid acid such as fluoroboric acid, sulfuric acid, fluoric acid, adipic acid, ascorbic acid, or nitric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Moshe P. Dariel, Christian E. Johnson, Menahem B. Ratzker, Anthony A. Guiseppetti, Frederick C. Eichmiller, Glenn L. Beane, David R. Kelley
  • Patent number: 5982073
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic powder comprising ferromagnetic particles coated with a material that does not degrade at temperatures above 150.degree. C. and permits adjacent particles to strongly bind together after compaction such that parts made from the ferromagnetic powder have a transverse rupture strength of about 8,000 to about 20,000 pounds/square inch before sintering. The coating includes from 2 to 4 parts of an oxide and one part of a chromate, molybdate, oxalate, phosphate, or tungstate. The coating may be substantially free of organic materials. The invention also includes a method of making the ferromagnetic powder, a method of making soft magnetic parts from the ferromagnetic powder, and soft magnetic parts made from the ferromagnetic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Glenn L. Beane, Lev Deresh, Zonglu Hua
  • Patent number: 5945135
    Abstract: A pressurized feed shoe for delivering particulate materials to fill a die cavity is provided. The feed shoe includes a feed shoe body comprising a vessel for receiving a quantity of particulate material. The feed shoe body has at least one bottom egress opening for registering with the die cavity and a top ingress opening for receiving particulate material. A pressure generator for generating supra-atmospheric pressures within the vessel and the die cavity is also provided. The pressure generator communicates with the vessel via a conduit sealingly engaged thereto. A shuttle selectively moves the feed shoe body to and from a position whereby the bottom egress opening registers with the die cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Materials Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn L. Beane, David S. Lashmore