Patents by Inventor Diane Rawlings

Diane Rawlings 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: 20180016028
    Abstract: Embodiments of the presently disclosed system include a thin thermoplastic or thermosetting polymer film loaded with non-polymeric inclusions that are susceptible to heating under a time-varying magnetic field. Insertion of this additional heating layer into a structural or semi-structural heterogeneous laminate provides an “on-demand” de-bonding site for laminate deconstruction. For example, in some embodiments when the heating layer is inserted between a cured Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) layer and a Polymeric/Metallic film stackup layer, the heating layer can be selectively heated above its softening point (e.g., by using energy absorbed from a locally-applied time-varying magnetic field) to allow for ease of applique separation from the CFRP layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. Kovach, Gary E. Georgeson, Robert J. Miller, Jeffrey D. Morgan, Diane Rawlings
  • Publication number: 20060051592
    Abstract: An overlay of patterned metal foil above a substrate to be protected supports development of localized coronas after a lightning strike. The localized coronas transport energy of a lightning strike above the substrate's surface with limited removal of metal foil from the lightning strike attachment point. A first polymer film underlies patterned metal foil. A topcoat overlies the patterned metal foil. An adhesive, underlying the first polymer film affixes the lightning diverter overlay to the substrate. If desired, semiconductor particulates may be dispersed throughout the second polymer film to contribute to instantaneous generation of localized coronas. Also, an ink layer may be provided between the patterned metal foil and the topcoat or on the exterior, if desired, for aesthetic and/or anti-static purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Diane Rawlings, Bruce Keough
  • Publication number: 20050181203
    Abstract: According to a non-limiting embodiment of the present invention, an appliqué coating is provided for a substrate. The appliqué coating includes a metal foil and a first polymer film underlying the metal foil. A topcoat overlying the metal foil may be provided as a layer of paint or as a second polymer film. An adhesive, such as a pressure sensitive adhesive, underlying the first polymer film may be provided to affix the appliqué coating to the substrate. If desired, fibers may be dispersed throughout the second polymer film to provide anti-static properties. Also, an ink layer may be provided between the metal foil and the second polymer film, if desired, for aesthetic and/or anti-static purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Diane Rawlings, Bruce Keough
  • Publication number: 20050145483
    Abstract: We make particulates, especially magnetic Fe—Co alloys having high magnetic permeability, of controlled dimensions, especially those having a narrow thickness size distribution centered around a median or target thickness in the range of about 0.1-1.0 ?m, using electrodeposition typically on a smooth (polished) titanium cathode. Our preferred continuous process uses a rotating drum cathode inside a fixed anode to grow flakes and to produce them automatically by inherent instability in the deposited film. The drum preferably rotates about a substantially vertical axis. The particulates shed (slough off) into the electrolyte (because of mismatch between the cathode surface and the plated metal or alloy at the molecular level) where they are separated in a magnetic separator or other suitable device. If the flakes are soft iron or iron-cobalt alloys, the drum generally is titanium or titanium alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Glen Rasmussen, Micheal Dickson, Robert Miller, Mary Nelson, Jonathan Hughes, Diane Rawlings