Patents by Inventor François Tanguy

François Tanguy 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: 20200223102
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an impregnated fibrous material including a fibrous material made of continuous fibers and at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix, the method including pre-impregnating the fibrous material while it is in the form of a roving or several parallel rovings with the thermoplastic material and heating the thermoplastic matrix for melting, or maintaining in the molten state, the thermoplastic polymer after pre-impregnation, the at least one heating step being carried out by means of at least one heat-conducting spreading part (E) and at least one heating system, with the exception of a heated calendar, the roving or the rovings being in contact with part or all of the surface of the at least one spreading part (E) and partially or wholly passing over the surface of the at least one spreading part (E) at the level of the heating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Gilles HOCHSTETTER, Mathieu CAPELOT, Thibaut SAVART, Arthur Pierre BABEAU, Denis HUZE, François TANGUY, Patrice GAILLARD
  • Publication number: 20200223101
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a pre-impregnated fibrous material comprising a continuous fibre fibrous material and at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix, characterized in that said pre-impregnated fibrous material is made of a single unidirectional ribbon or a plurality of parallel ribbons unidirectional and in that said method comprises an impregnation step, in particular at the core, of said fibrous material being in the form of a roving or of several parallel rovings by said thermoplastic polymer being in powder form, said step of impregnation being carried out with said at least one thermoplastic polymer and said fibrous material the D90/D10 ratio of which by volume of the thermoplastic polymer particles ranges from 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Gilles Hochstetter, Arthur Pierre Babeau, Thibaut Savart, François Tanguy, Denis Huze, Mathieu Capelot, Patrice Gaillard
  • Publication number: 20200216627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impregnated fibrous material comprising a fibrous material made of continuous fibers and at least one reactive thermoplastic prepolymer, and optionally a chain extender, characterized in that the at least one reactive thermoplastic prepolymer is partially polymerized, optionally with the chain extender, and has a number-average molecular weight (Mn) ranging from 500 to 10,000, preferably from 4,000 to 8000, the proportion of fibers in the impregnated fibrous material being 45 to 65% by volume, preferably 50 to 60% by volume, and in particular 54 to 60%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Gilles HOCHSTETTER, Mathieu CAPELOT, Thibaut SAVART, Arthur Pierre BABEAU, Denis HUZE, François TANGUY, Patrice GAILLARD
  • Patent number: 10675785
    Abstract: An impregnated fibrous material comprising a fibrous material made of continuous fiber and at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix, wherein the at least one thermoplastic polymer is an non-reactive amorphous polymer, the glass transition temperature of which is such that Tg?80° C., or a non-reactive semi-crystalline polymer, the melting temperature of which is Tf?150° C., the fiber volume ratio is constant in at least 70% of the volume of the tape or ribbon, the fiber ratio in the pre-impregnated fibrous material ranging from 45 to 65% by volume, the porosity rate in the pre-impregnated fibrous material being less than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Gilles Hochstetter, Mathieu Capelot, Denis Huze, François Tanguy, Thibaut Savart, Arthur Pierre Babeau, Patrice Gaillard
  • Publication number: 20200139586
    Abstract: An impregnated fibrous material comprising a fibrous material made of continuous fiber and at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix, wherein the at least one thermoplastic polymer is an non-reactive amorphous polymer, the glass transition temperature of which is such that Tg?80° C., or a non-reactive semi-crystalline polymer, the melting temperature of which is Tf?150° C., the fiber volume ratio is constant in at least 70% of the volume of the tape or ribbon, the fiber ratio in the pre-impregnated fibrous material ranging from 45 to 65% by volume, the porosity rate in the pre-impregnated fibrous material being less than 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Gilles HOCHSTETTER, Mathieu CAPELOT, Denis HUZE, François TANGUY, Thibaut SAVART, Arthur Pierre BABEAU, Patrice GAILLARD
  • Publication number: 20200130234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing an impregnated fibrous material comprising continuous fibers and a thermoplastic matrix, said fibrous material is made from at least one unidirectional tape and said process comprises a step of pre-impregnating said fibrous material that is in the form of at least one roving with said matrix and a step of heating the matrix after pre-impregnation, said heating step being carried out by means of a non-heated and non-heat-conducting tension device and a heating system, with the exception of a heated calendar, said roving being in contact with the surface of said tension device and running over the surface of said tension device level with the heating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Gilles HOCHSTETTER, Mathieu CAPELOT, Thibaut SAVART, Arthur Pierre BABEAU, Denis HUZE, François TANGUY, Patrice GAILLARD
  • Publication number: 20200122359
    Abstract: Provided is a process for manufacturing a prepreg fibrous material comprising a continuous fibre fibrous material and at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Gilles Hochstetter, Arthur Pierre Babeau, Thibaut Savart, François Tanguy, Denis Huze, Mathieu Capelot, Patrice Gaillard
  • Publication number: 20200050435
    Abstract: Automatic generation of documentation and software for an equipment or tool, together with an automatic synchronization between the corresponding documentation and software can be preformed with a tool model representation. The tool model can include a textual, graphical, symbolic, and program representation of the tool. Default components, derived components, and standard components can be added to the tool model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Francois TANGUY, Andreas DECKER
  • Patent number: 10452362
    Abstract: Automatic generation of documentation and software for an equipment or tool, together with an automatic synchronization between the corresponding documentation and software can be preformed with a tool model representation. The tool model can include a textual, graphical, symbolic, and program representation of the tool. Default components, derived components, and standard components can be added to the tool model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brooks Automation (GERMANY) GmbH
    Inventors: Francois Tanguy, Andreas Decker
  • Publication number: 20190318855
    Abstract: A sinterable magnetic powder composition including: from 50 to 95% of a powder magnet; and from 5 to 50% by weight of at least one thermoplastic polymer; for the total weight of the composition, said powder composition having a D50 comprised within the range of 0.1 to 100 ?m. And, to the use of the composition in processes used to agglomerate powders, layer by layer, by melting or sintering, for manufacturing three-dimensional magnetic objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Arnaud LEMAITRE, François TANGUY
  • Publication number: 20190084252
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a preimpregnated fibrous material containing a fibrous material made of continuous fibers and at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix, wherein the preimpregnated fibrous material is produced as a single unidirectional tape or of a plurality of parallel unidirectional tapes and wherein the process includes a step of impregnating, in particular fully and homogeneously, the fibrous material that is in the form of a roving or of several parallel rovings with the at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix that is in powder form, the impregnating step being carried out by a dry route in a tank and the control of the amount of the at least one thermoplastic polymer matrix in said fibrous material being achieved by control of the residence time of said fibrous material in the powder, with the exclusion of any electrostatic process with intentional charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Gilles Hochstetter, Arthur Pierre Babeau, Thibaut Savart, Francois Tanguy, Denis Huze, Mathieu Capelot, Patrice Gaillard
  • Publication number: 20180239594
    Abstract: Automatic generation of documentation and software for an equipment or tool, together with an automatic synchronization between the corresponding documentation and software can be preformed with a tool model representation. The tool model can include a textual, graphical, symbolic, and program representation of the tool. Default components, derived components, and standard components can be added to the tool model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Francois TANGUY, Andreas DECKER
  • Patent number: 9880817
    Abstract: Automatic generation of documentation and software for an equipment or tool, together with an automatic synchronization between the corresponding documentation and software can be preformed with a tool model representation. The tool model can include a textual, graphical, symbolic, and program representation of the tool. Default components, derived components, and standard components can be added to the tool model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Tanguy, Andreas Decker
  • Publication number: 20140289698
    Abstract: Automatic generation of documentation and software for an equipment or tool, together with an automatic synchronization between the corresponding documentation and software can be preformed with a tool model representation. The tool model can include a textual, graphical, symbolic, and program representation of the tool. Default components, derived components, and standard components can be added to the tool model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Dynamic Micro Systems
    Inventors: Francois Tanguy, Andreas Decker
  • Publication number: 20120077081
    Abstract: An electrode includes an electrically conducting support carrying an electrode material, which has an active substance consisting of particles of a complex oxide which at their surface carry organic phosphorous groups fixed by covalent bonding. The complex oxide may be LiV3O8, LiMn2O4, LiCoO2, LiMPO4 with M=Fe, Mn or Co, Li2MSiO4 with M=Fe, Mn or Co, LiFeBO3, Li4Ti5O12, LiMn2O4, LiNi1?y?zMnyCozAltO2 (0 2O5, MnO2, LiFePO4F, Li3V2(PO4)3, and LiVPO4F. The electrode is useful in particular for lithium batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Joël Gaubicher, Dominique Guyomard, Marc Deschamps, Bernard Lestriez, François Tanguy
  • Publication number: 20110250497
    Abstract: An electrode includes an electrically conducting support carrying an electrode material, which has an active substance consisting of particles of a complex oxide which at their surface carry organic phosphorous groups fixed by covalent bonding. The complex oxide may be LiV3O8, LiMn2O4, LiCoO2, LiMPO4 with M=Fe, Mn or Co, Li2MSiO4 with M=Fe, Mn or Co, LiFeBO3, Li4Ti5O12, LiMn2O4, LiNi1?y?zMnyCozAltO2 (0 2O5, MnO2, LiFePO4F, Li3V2(PO4)3, and LiVPO4F. The electrode is useful in particular for lithium batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Joël Gaubicher, Dominique Guyomard, Marc Deschamps, Bernard Lestriez, François Tanguy