Patents by Inventor Eric J. Amis

Eric J. Amis 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: 20200208726
    Abstract: A novel manufacturing method for functionally graded component includes a cold sprayed additive manufactured core material and a cold sprayed additive manufactured set of teeth around said core made from another material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Aaron T. Nardi, Daniel V. Viens, Wenjiong Gu, Eric J. Amis, Hayden M. Reeve
  • Patent number: 10647065
    Abstract: A method of making a composite article involves first forming an intermediate substrate. The intermediate substrate can be formed from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by partial cure, or from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by cure of the thermoset polymer composition and deposition of a thermoplastic on the surface of the substrate, or from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by cure and exposure of the substrate to organic solvent, a plasticizer, moisture, and/or heat. The intermediate substrate prepared according to any of the above techniques is then subjected to cold gas spray deposition to deposit a metal layer onto the intermediate substrate. In the case where the substrate was formed by partially curing a thermoset polymer composition, the metal-coated partially-cured thermoset polymer substrate is then fully cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin B. Alms, Eric J. Amis, Joseph J. Sangiovanni, Ellen Y. Sun, Aaron T. Nardi
  • Patent number: 10626974
    Abstract: A novel manufacturing method for functionally graded component includes a cold sprayed additive manufactured core material and a cold sprayed additive manufactured set of teeth around said core made from another material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tahany I. El-Wardany, Aaron T. Nardi, Daniel V. Viens, Wenjiong Gu, Eric J. Amis, Hayden M. Reeve
  • Publication number: 20170165906
    Abstract: A method of making a composite article involves first forming an intermediate substrate. The intermediate substrate can be formed from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by partial cure, or from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by cure of the thermoset polymer composition and deposition of a thermoplastic on the surface of the substrate, or from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by cure and exposure of the substrate to organic solvent, a plasticizer, moisture, and/or heat. The intermediate substrate prepared according to any of the above techniques is then subjected to cold gas spray deposition to deposit a metal layer onto the intermediate substrate. In the case where the substrate was formed by partially curing a thermoset polymer composition, the metal-coated partially-cured thermoset polymer substrate is then fully cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Justin B. Alms, Eric J. Amis, Joseph J. Sangiovanni, Ellen Y. Sun, Aaron T. Nardi
  • Publication number: 20150323053
    Abstract: A novel manufacturing method for functionally graded component includes a cold sprayed additive manufactured core material and a cold sprayed additive manufactured set of teeth around said core made from another material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tahany I. El-Wardany, Aaron T. Nardi, Daniel V. Viens, Wenjiong Gu, Eric J. Amis, Hayden M. Reeve
  • Patent number: 6813958
    Abstract: A method of measuring the adhesive strength of polymer materials that are arranged in a combinatorial library which involves providing a lens array having a plurality of individual lens elements on a surface thereof and a substrate. A pattern of different polymer materials, processing variables or environmental conditions is applied to either the individual lens elements of the lens array or to the substrate. The individual lens elements of the lens array are brought into contact with the substrate and, as the lens array and substrate are separated from one another, changes in contact area of the individual lens elements with the substrate are monitored and used to calculate the adhesive strength of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Commerce
    Inventors: Alfred J. Crosby, Eric J. Amis
  • Publication number: 20020194930
    Abstract: A method of measuring the adhesive strength of polymer materials that are arranged in a combinatorial library which involves providing a lens array having a plurality of individual lens elements on a surface thereof and a substrate. A pattern of different polymer materials, processing variables or environmental conditions is applied to either the individual lens elements of the lens array or to the substrate. The individual lens elements of the lens array are brought into contact with the substrate and, as the lens array and substrate are separated from one another, changes in contact area of the individual lens elements with the substrate are monitored and used to calculate the adhesive strength of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Alfred J. Crosby, Eric J. Amis