Patents by Inventor Eric Lee Kathe

Eric Lee Kathe 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: 10214832
    Abstract: A system for recycling machined metal produced by an electrochemical material removal process. The system includes a machining unit and an electrowinning unit. The machining unit includes an anode to receive a workpiece, a cathode tool, and a first pulse generator to provide a voltage or current waveform between the anode and the cathode tool. The electrowinning unit includes an electrowinning cathode, an electrowinning anode, and a second pulse generator to provide a voltage or current waveform between the electrowinning anode and the electrowinning cathode. The machining unit is in fluid communication with the electrowinning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FARADAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: E. Jennings Taylor, Maria E. Inman, Brian T. Skinn, Timothy D. Hall, Stephen T. Snyder, Savidra C. Lucatero, Eric Lee Kathe
  • Publication number: 20180230621
    Abstract: A system for recycling machined metal produced by an electrochemical material removal process. The system includes a machining unit and an electrowinning unit. The machining unit includes an anode to receive a workpiece, a cathode tool, and a first pulse generator to provide a voltage or current waveform between the anode and the cathode tool. The electrowinning unit includes an electrowinning cathode, an electrowinning anode, and a second pulse generator to provide a voltage or current waveform between the electrowinning anode and the electrowinning cathode. The machining unit is in fluid communication with the electrowinning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Faraday Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Jennings Taylor, Maria E. Inman, Brian T. Skinn, Timothy D. Hall, Stephen T. Snyder, Savidra C. Lucatero, Eric Lee Kathe
  • Patent number: 9938632
    Abstract: A method for recycling metallic material produced by an electrochemical material removal process. The method includes flowing an electrolyte solution between an anode workpiece and a cathode tool in a first electrolytic process, the first electrolytic process including applying a first electrolytic current and voltage between the anode workpiece and the cathode tool and thereby causing metal ions to be removed from the anode workpiece and dissolved and substantially retained in the electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution with the metal ions therein is passed between an electrowinning cathode and an electrowinning anode in a second electrolytic process, the second electrolytic process including applying a second electrolytic current and voltage between the electrowinning cathode and the electrowinning anode and thereby causing the metal ions to be removed from the electrolyte solution and deposited onto the electrowinning cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FARADAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: E. Jennings Taylor, Maria E. Inman, Brian T. Skinn, Timothy D. Hall, Stephen T. Snyder, Savidra C. Lucatero, Eric Lee Kathe
  • Publication number: 20160230303
    Abstract: A method for recycling metallic material produced by an electrochemical material removal process. The method includes flowing an electrolyte solution between an anode workpiece and a cathode tool in a first electrolytic process, the first electrolytic process including applying a first electrolytic current and voltage between the anode workpiece and the cathode tool and thereby causing metal ions to be removed from the anode workpiece and dissolved and substantially retained in the electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution with the metal ions therein is passed between an electrowinning cathode and an electrowinning anode in a second electrolytic process, the second electrolytic process including applying a second electrolytic current and voltage between the electrowinning cathode and the electrowinning anode and thereby causing the metal ions to be removed from the electrolyte solution and deposited onto the electrowinning cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Faraday Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Jennings Taylor, Maria E. Inman, Brian T. Skinn, Timothy D. Hall, Stephen T. Snyder, Savidra C. Lucatero, Eric Lee Kathe