Patents by Inventor Erich James Vorenkamp

Erich James Vorenkamp 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: 20200232429
    Abstract: A high frequency attenuating device for an air flow induction system of a vehicle employing a thermoformed fibrous mat of any shape that fits robustly inside the duct. The dissipative nature of the fibrous mat helps in achieving broadband attenuation in the high frequency regime. The ability to manufacture the fibrous mat into any shape helps with restriction, targets different attenuation bands, and makes it more feasible to manufacture. Hybrid solutions are possible when combined with low frequency perforated silencers or high frequency QWT arrays injection molded onto them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Charles David Satarino, Karthik Jayakumar, Erich James Vorenkamp, Neville Jimmy Bugli
  • Publication number: 20200031091
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials effective for use in deep draw processes. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide vehicle panels such as, for example, vehicle underbody panels. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core and a skin material disposed on at least some portion of the fiber reinforced polymer core, in which the skin material comprises a basis weight of at least 65 g/m2 and an elongation at break of at least 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kunar Kumal, Thomas Arnold Ebeling, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Erich James Vorenkamp
  • Publication number: 20190240926
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to form arbitrarily shaped, uniform, lightweight, thermally insulating and acoustically absorptive automotive components with controllable density, thickness, porosity, and surface integrity. The method is based on natural cellulosic fibers such as those found in cardboard and paper and uses a thermoplastic fiber and particle slurry to form fusible components. The method produces components having the benefit of commercially available thermoformed fiber mats or open-cell extruded foam components with excellent acoustical properties, enhanced thermal insulation, and are light weight, which limits engine inefficiency, and the high cost of such parts so as to allow large scale implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Charles David Satarino, Karthik S. Jayakumar, Christopher Paul Durand, Peter Ermie, JR.
  • Patent number: 10300762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to form arbitrarily shaped, uniform, lightweight, thermally insulating and acoustically absorptive automotive components with controllable density, thickness, porosity, and surface integrity. The method is based on natural cellulosic fibers such as those found in cardboard and paper and uses a thermoplastic fiber and particle slurry to form fusible components. The method produces components having the benefit of commercially available thermoformed fiber mats or open-cell extruded foam components with excellent acoustical properties, enhanced thermal insulation, and are light weight, which limits engine inefficiency, and the high cost of such products so as to allow large scale implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Toledo Molding & Die, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Charles David Satarino, Karthik S. Jayakumar, Christopher Paul Durand, Peter Ermie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10059079
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials effective for use in deep draw processes. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide vehicle panels such as, for example, vehicle underbody panels. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core and a skin material disposed on at least some portion of the fiber reinforced polymer core, in which the skin material comprises a basis weight of at least 65 g/m2 and an elongation at break of at least 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hanwha Azdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Kunal, Thomas Arnold Ebeling, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Erich James Vorenkamp
  • Publication number: 20170305232
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to form arbitrarily shaped, uniform, lightweight, thermally insulating and acoustically absorptive automotive components with controllable density, thickness, porosity, and surface integrity. The method is based on natural cellulosic fibers such as those found in cardboard and paper and uses a thermoplastic fiber and particle slurry to form fusible components. The method produces components having the benefit of commercially available thermoformed fiber mats or open-cell extruded foam components with excellent acoustical properties, enhanced thermal insulation, and are light weight, which limits engine inefficiency, and the high cost of such products so as to allow large scale implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Charles David Satarino, Karthik S. Jayakumar, Christopher Paul Durand, Peter Ermie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130101822
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials effective for use in deep draw processes. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide vehicle panels such as, for example, vehicle underbody panels. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core and a skin material disposed on at least some portion of the fiber reinforced polymer core, in which the skin material comprises a basis weight of at least 65 g/m2 and an elongation at break of at least 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Kumar Kunal, Thomas Arnold Ebeling, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Erich James Vorenkamp
  • Patent number: 7690478
    Abstract: A resonator for a vehicle air intake system is disclosed, wherein the resonator is variable tuned to militate against the emission of sound waves caused by the engine and other sources at a wide range of engine speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Kostun, David John Moenssen, Mark Donald Hellie, Erich James Vorenkamp, Christopher Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20080066999
    Abstract: A resonator for a vehicle air intake system is disclosed, wherein the resonator is variable tuned to militate against the emission of sound waves caused by the engine and other sources at a wide range of engine speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: John David Kostun, David John Moenssen, Mark Donald Hellie, Erich James Vorenkamp, Christopher Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 6969485
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for producing plastic containers from thermoplastic sheets where the thermoplastic sheets are processed in parallel to form a low permeation plastic container. A plurality of thermoplastic sheets are progressively heated to a first temperature in a pre-conditioning stage. A group of the thermoplastic sheets are selected from the plurality of thermoplastic sheets and rapidly heated to a second temperature in a final heat stage. The group of thermoplastic sheets are then processed in a forming stage to form the low permeation plastic container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Barbara Krell, Lawrence Eugene Vaughn, III, Larry Dean Land
  • Patent number: 6860398
    Abstract: Low permeation fittings and low permeation plastic containers using same are constructed by molding an outer component into the wall of a plastic container while it is being formed. This causes the opening of a passageway in the outer component to be covered with wall forming material. The inner component is then inserted into the outer component through the wall forming material thereby trapping the wall material between the internal and external components. The barrier layer of the container wall is therefore continuous from the container to inside the fitting. A new fuel container, fuel neck fitting, and flange for mounting components on a fuel tank are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Fuller Potter, Duane Allen Fish, Erich James Vorenkamp, John E. Thorn, Link E. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 6726967
    Abstract: An adapter provides for mounting an object on plastic. The adapter comprises a body coupled with at least two feet. The feet are weldable to the surface of the plastic while the plastic is in a molten state. The adapter also includes a coupling mechanism coupled with the body. The coupling mechanism is operable to couple the object with the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Duane Fish, Lawrence Eugene Vaughn III
  • Patent number: 6722521
    Abstract: The present invention involves a low permeation pinchoff connection at a pinchoff region having a pinchoff end between first and second formed sheets of a fluid tank. The low permeation pinchoff connection comprises a continuous inner polymeric layer at a pinchoff region having a pinchoff end between the first and second formed sheets. The connection further comprises an outer polymeric layer in side-by-side relationship with the continuous inner polymeric layer. The outer polymeric layer tapers at the pinchoff region to first and second outer polymeric ends at the pinchoff end separating the first and second outer polymeric ends. The connection further comprises a low permeation barrier layer disposed between the continuous inner polymeric layer and the outer polymeric layer. The low permeation barrier layer tapers with the outer polymeric layer at the pinchoff region to first and second barrier ends separated at the pinchoff end to determine a pinchoff gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Fuller Potter, Erich James Vorenkamp, Duane Allen Fish, Link Eugene Vaughn, Huan-Kun Chang
  • Publication number: 20030209550
    Abstract: The present invention involves a low permeation pinchoff connection at a pinchoff region having a pinchoff end between first and second formed sheets of a fluid tank. The low permeation pinchoff connection comprises a continuous inner polymeric layer at a pinchoff region having a pinchoff end between the first and second formed sheets. The connection further comprises an outer polymeric layer in side-by-side relationship with the continuous inner polymeric layer. The outer polymeric layer tapers at the pinchoff region to first and second outer polymeric ends at the pinchoff end separating the first and second outer polymeric ends. The connection further comprises a low permeation barrier layer disposed between the continuous inner polymeric layer and the outer polymeric layer. The low permeation barrier layer tapers with the outer polymeric layer at the pinchoff region to first and second barrier ends separated at the pinchoff end to determine a pinchoff gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Fuller Potter, Erich James Vorenkamp, Duane Allen Fish, Lawrence Eugene Vaughn, Huan-Kun Chang
  • Publication number: 20020063129
    Abstract: Low permeation fittings and low permeation plastic containers using same are constructed by molding an outer component into the wall of a plastic container while it is being formed. This causes the opening of a passageway in the outer component to be covered with wall forming material. The inner component is then inserted into the outer component through the wall forming material thereby trapping the wall material between the internal and external components. The barrier layer of the container wall is therefore continuous from the container to inside the fitting. A new fuel container, fuel neck fitting, and flange for mounting components on a fuel tank are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Fuller Potter, Duane Allen Fish, Erich James Vorenkamp, John E. Thorn, Link E. Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20020020487
    Abstract: An adapter provides for mounting an object on plastic. The adapter comprises a body coupled with at least two feet. The feet are weldable to the surface of the plastic while the plastic is in a molten state. The adapter also includes a coupling mechanism coupled with the body. The coupling mechanism is operable to couple the object with the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Duane Fish, Lawrence Eugene Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20020020705
    Abstract: A low permeation fuel tank formed with a first half and a second half includes a hydrocarbon barrier and a fuel system module. The hydrocarbon barrier reduces the emission of hydrocarbons from the fuel tank. Minimization of discontinuities in the hydrocarbon barrier is achieved by positioning the fuel system module within the fuel tank. The fuel system module includes a preformed sheet to provide flexible and rigid support to the fuel tank. In addition, the fuel system module may include fuel system components, structural enhancements of the fuel tank and/or functional features of the fuel tank to minimize production of holes or other discontinuities in the hydrocarbon barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Barbara Krell, Duane Fish, Lawrence Eugene Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20020017745
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for producing plastic containers from thermoplastic sheets where the thermoplastic sheets are processed in parallel to form a low permeation plastic container. A plurality of thermoplastic sheets are progressively heated to a first temperature in a pre-conditioning stage. A group of the thermoplastic sheets are selected from the plurality of thermoplastic sheets and rapidly heated to a second temperature in a final heat stage. The group of thermoplastic sheets are then processed in a forming stage to form the low permeation plastic container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Erich James Vorenkamp, Barbara Krell, Lawrence Eugene Vaughn, Larry Dean Land
  • Patent number: 6171032
    Abstract: A cutting tool [10] for use in forming circular and non-circular holes in a workpiece [16] includes a boring shaft [12] that is rotatable about an axis [15] and a boring head [14] that is secured to the boring shaft [12]. A cutting blade [46] extends beneath the bottom surface of the boring head [14] and is spaced apart from the axis [15]. A slug pin [58] extends from the bottom surface of the boring body to pierce and retain the slug after it has been cut to prevent it from falling into the workpiece [16].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Leo Forche, Thomas Elwwod Moore, Vern Charles Osenbaugh, Erich James Vorenkamp