Patents by Inventor Dominique Mellano

Dominique Mellano 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: 10538277
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a structural reinforcement system. The system reinforces hollow cavities within various products to increase the structural rigidity of the product. The system generally includes a rigid carrier, a bonding material, and an insert. The rigid carrier provides the primary structural reinforcement within the cavity, and also serves as a substrate to carry the bonding material. The insert is provided to increase the structural rigidity of the reinforcement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Dominique Mellano, Yves Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20170203796
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a structural reinforcement system. The system reinforces hollow cavities within various products to increase the structural rigidity of the product. The system generally includes a rigid carrier, a bonding material, and an insert. The rigid carrier provides the primary structural reinforcement within the cavity, and also serves as a substrate to carry the bonding material. The insert is provided to increase the structural rigidity of the reinforcement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent BELPAIRE, Dominique MELLANO, Yves VANDENBERG
  • Patent number: 9555840
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a structural reinforcement system. The system reinforces hollow cavities within various products to increase the structural rigidity of the product. The system generally includes a rigid carrier, a bonding material, and an insert. The rigid carrier provides the primary structural reinforcement within the cavity, and also serves as a substrate to carry the bonding material. The insert is provided to increase the structural rigidity of the reinforcement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Dominique Mellano, Yves Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 8636870
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement material is provided that includes a base material selected from thermosets, low viscosity thermoplastics with short transition phases and low viscosities, low melting point metallic alloys, and combinations thereof. At STP, the structural reinforcement material is a solid or a formable dough or a mixture thereof. When heated to an activation temperature, the structural reinforcement material becomes flowable into a cavity. Following cooling, the structural reinforcement material is a solid or a thermoset with a strength sufficient to reinforce the cavity. A structural reinforcement insert comprising the structural reinforcement material is also provided, as is a reinforced cavity of an automobile and a method of reinforcing a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Dominique Mellano, Norman Blank, Juergen Finter
  • Publication number: 20120207986
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement material is provided that includes a base material selected from thermosets, low viscosity thermoplastics with short transition phases and low viscosities, low melting point metallic alloys, and combinations thereof. At STP, the structural reinforcement material is a solid or a formable dough or a mixture thereof. When heated to an activation temperature, the structural reinforcement material becomes flowable into a cavity. Following cooling, the structural reinforcement material is a solid or a thermoset with a strength sufficient to reinforce the cavity. A structural reinforcement insert comprising the structural reinforcement material is also provided, as is a reinforced cavity of an automobile and a method of reinforcing a cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent BELPAIRE, Dominique MELLANO, Norman BLANK, Juergen FINTER
  • Publication number: 20110206890
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a structural reinforcement system. The system reinforces hollow cavities within various products to increase the structural rigidity of the product. The system generally includes a rigid carrier, a bonding material, and an insert. The rigid carrier provides the primary structural reinforcement within the cavity, and also serves as a substrate to carry the bonding material. The insert is provided to increase the structural rigidity of the reinforcement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Dominique Mellano, Yves Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20100015427
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement material (20) is provided that includes a base material selected from the group consisting of thermosets, low viscosity thermoplastics with short transition phases and low viscosities, low melting point metallic alloys, and combinations thereof. At STP, the structural reinforcement material (20) is a solid or a formable dough or a mixture thereof. When heated to an activation temperature, the structural reinforcement material (20) becomes flowable into a cavity (10). Following cooling, the structural reinforcement material (20) is a solid or a thermoset with a strength sufficient to reinforce the cavity (10). A structural reinforcement insert (111) comprising the structural reinforcement material (20) is also provided, as is a reinforced cavity (10) of an automobile (2) and a method of reinforcing a cavity (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Dominique Mellano, Norman Blank, Juergen Finter