Patents by Inventor Joseph Wycech

Joseph Wycech 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: 20190084184
    Abstract: An example method of forming a biodegradable component includes extruding a mixture of biodegradable material and water through a die. The method further includes dividing the extruded mixture to form a plurality of biodegradable pellets. The method further includes forming the plurality of biodegradable pellets into a component. The water acts as a binding agent to bind the plurality of biodegradable pellets to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Patent number: 10131072
    Abstract: An example method of forming a biodegradable component includes extruding the biodegradable material through a die. The extruded biodegradable material is divided to form a plurality of biodegradable pellets. A binding agent is applied onto the biodegradable pellets. The plurality of biodegradable pellets with the binding agent are compressed in a mold to form a biodegradable component corresponding to the geometry of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20180118441
    Abstract: An example packaging component according to the present invention includes a first compressible portion and a second compressible portion. The first portion is configured to be compressed onto a first side of a component to conform to a surface geometry of the component, and the second portion configured to be compressed onto a second side of a component opposite the first side to conform to the surface geometry of the component. The first and second portions are configured to be bonded to one another in a bonded region without bonding to the component. An example packaged component and method of packaging a component are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20170305054
    Abstract: An example extrusion system includes a die including a circular cross-section disposed about an axis, and a plurality of slits disposed in the die and circumferentially spaced about a periphery of the die. Each of the plurality of slits has a generally rectangular cross-section. A ratio of a number of slits comprising the plurality of slits to a distance between the plurality of slits is between approximately 144:1 and 96:1. A method of forming a biodegradable component with an extrusion system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20150217497
    Abstract: An example extrusion system includes a die including a circular cross-section disposed about an axis, and a plurality of slits disposed in the die and circumferentially spaced about a periphery of the die. Each of the plurality of slits has a generally rectangular cross-section. A ratio of a number of slits comprising the plurality of slits to a distance between the plurality of slits is between approximately 144:1 and 96:1. A method of forming a biodegradable component with an extrusion system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Patent number: 9011749
    Abstract: An example tooling system for processing a workpiece includes a base, disposed about an axis. A press is axially aligned with the base. The press defines a pressing surface. A mandrel extends along the axis from the base toward the press. The mandrel is disposed at least partially in a first cavity defined by one of the base or the press. The first cavity defines a profile different from the workpiece and is arranged to receive the workpiece. The mandrel is arranged to be inserted into at least one pocket in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20150011664
    Abstract: An example starch-based material for forming a biodegradable component includes a mixture of a starch and an expansion additive. The starch has an amylose content of less than about 70% by weight. The expansion additive enhances the expansion and physical properties of the starch. A method of preparing a starch-based material is also disclosed and an alternate starch-based material for forming a biodegradable component is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20140265004
    Abstract: An example method of forming a biodegradable component includes extruding the biodegradable material through a die. The extruded biodegradable material is divided to form a plurality of biodegradable pellets. A binding agent is applied onto the biodegradable pellets. The plurality of biodegradable pellets with the binding agent are compressed in a mold to form a biodegradable component corresponding to the geometry of the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20130177724
    Abstract: An example tooling system for processing a workpiece includes a base, disposed about an axis. A press is axially aligned with the base. The press defines a pressing surface. A mandrel extends along the axis from the base toward the press. The mandrel is disposed at least partially in a first cavity defined by one of the base or the press. The first cavity defines a profile different from the workpiece and is arranged to receive the workpiece. The mandrel is arranged to be inserted into at least one pocket in the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Patent number: 8029636
    Abstract: A method of applying a flexible, biodegradable sheet of starch-based material to mask a surface to be coated is described. The sheet is a solid, flexible, expanded, close-celled foam. The sheet is dispersible in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20090044902
    Abstract: A method of applying a flexible, biodegradable sheet of starch-based material to mask a surface to be coated is described. The sheet is a solid, flexible, expanded, close-celled foam. The sheet is dispersible in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20070199646
    Abstract: A cushion assembly (10) and a method (30) for making the cushion assembly (10) is disclosed and includes molding pliable core material (43) and skin material (49) within a mold (36), thereby forming the cushion assembly (10) having very desirable wear and other characteristics. In an alternate, although non-limiting methodology (300), the core material, such as material (43), is formed into a desired shape and overall geometric configuration by any desired forming methodology (e.g., by cutting with a hot knife) and then coated with skin material, such as skin material (49), by substantially any desired coating methodology (e.g., by spraying).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20070152366
    Abstract: An energy absorber 10 which is made by a new and novel process and which includes beads, such as beads 12, 14, and 16 which are selectively coupled together and reside upon an elastomeric surface 90. The beads, such as beads 12, 14, and 16 are formed, in one non-limiting embodiment, from a ceramic material and provide enhanced energy absorption characteristics which allows the created energy absorber 10 to be selectively “programmed” to be operatively deployed in a wide range of environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20060210736
    Abstract: A method for creating a tangible item (such as an “A” pillar garnishment 18) which increases the capacity of the item to absorb energy by the incorporation and/or addition of a plurality of adhesive-covered beads 25, and which utilizes the method and/or type of energy used to normally form the item to incorporate and/or add the adhesive-covered beads 25, thereby increasing efficiency while reducing cost. A new and novel tangible item, such as “A” pillar garnishment 18, having programmed energy absorption characteristics is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20060170253
    Abstract: An energy absorber 10 which is made by a new and novel process and which includes beads, such as beads 12, 14, and 16 which are selectively coupled together and reside upon an elastomeric surface 90. The beads, such as beads 12, 14, and 16 are formed, in one non-limiting embodiment, from a ceramic material and provide enhanced energy absorption characteristics which allows the created energy absorber 10 to be selectively “programmed” to be operatively deployed in a wide range of environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20060032783
    Abstract: A tote for carrying electric meters includes a lid section having a hinged connection to a base section for pivotal movement between open and closed positions, and a latching system releasably securing the lid and base sections together. Each of the sections is provided with a plurality of cavities. When the lid section is closed, the cavities in the lid section confront the cavities in the base section to provide a plurality of pockets. Each pocket is adapted to receive and locate one of the meters. The sections may be separable from one another. The hinged connection permits the lid section to be raised to clear the meters prior to being pivoted open. The cavities in the two sections may be formed by panel inserts which are removable for replacement by other panel inserts adapted to accommodate larger or smaller meters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Hasan Zaidi, Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20050244600
    Abstract: A method 10 to selectively produce an article of manufacture 20 having desirable properties and which may replace many “ceramic based” articles. Particularly, the article of manufacture 20 is made by selectively combining an epoxy structural foam material 110 with a catalyst 111 and a drying agent 200. The mixed material is then selectively dispensed within a mold 16 and allowed to harden in order to form the article of manufacture 20. Alternate formulations may be utilized. Other various non-limiting embodiment of the invention are also disclosed. A finishing material, such as polyurea, is applied to the formed article of manufacture 20 or alternatively may be selectively placed within a cavity 16 of a mold 16 which later receives the material which when hardened, will form the article of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20050235445
    Abstract: A degradable cleaning assembly (300) which is formed from a plurality of substantially identical layers (10) of a food starch, wherein the layers (10) are coupled together. Particularly, the coupled layers (10) cooperatively form an assembly (100) which is then permitted to soak in a glycerin and soap additive material (250), removed from the material (250), and allowed to solidify, thereby forming the degradable cleaning assembly (300) which selectively degrades or dissolves when exposed to water for a certain amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20050221074
    Abstract: A method 10 to selectively produce an article of manufacture 20 having desirable properties and which may replace many “ceramic based” articles. Particularly, the article of manufacture 20 is made by selectively combining an epoxy structural foam material 110 with a catalyst 111 and a drying agent 200. The mixed material is then selectively dispensed within a mold 16 and allowed to harden in order to form the article of manufacture 20. Alternate formulations may be utilized. Other various non-limiting embodiment of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20050112355
    Abstract: A member (10), a support insert (126, 216), a method for forming member (10), and a method for stiffening a member (10) by use of support insert (126, 216). Member (10) includes a foam material (16) which is attached to the member (10) by the use of a layer of polyurea material. These layers cooperate to rigidize the member (10) and reduce the noise generation and transmission attributes of the member (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech