Patents by Inventor Levent Akbas

Levent Akbas 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: 20200130283
    Abstract: A method for producing an object from a filamentary building material in an additive fused deposition modelling process, comprising the steps of: providing the building material; transporting the building material into a printhead at a feed rate for the building material, wherein the building material is transported between a driven drive wheel and a second wheel; melting the building material by means of a heating device in the printhead; discharging the molten building material to a discharge location, corresponding to a selected cross section of the object to be produced, at a discharge rate through an orifice of the printhead, with relative movement of the printhead in relation to the discharge location at a predetermined speed to movement along a predetermined path, wherein the path has at each location a curvature that can assume a positive value, zero or a negative value; wherein a control unit controls at least the drive of the drive wheel, the heating device in the printhead and the movement of the p
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel
  • Publication number: 20200009769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object comprising the the following steps: producing a shell, which surrounds a volume for holding a fluid, by means of an additive manufacturing method from a construction material; providing a reaction mixture comprising a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component in the volume and allowing the reaction mixture to react in the volume such that a polymer present at least partly in the volume is obtained. The reaction mixture has a setting time of ?2 minutes. An object that can be obtained by means of a method according to the invention comprises a shell, which defines a volume located within the shell, and a foam, which completely or partly fills the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Levent AKBAS, Bettina MEIER, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Rolf ALBACH
  • Publication number: 20190375150
    Abstract: The invention relates to a print head (100) for an additive fused deposition modelling method having a thermoplastic construction material, comprising:—at least one inlet (10) for receiving a construction material (11) into the print head;—at least one melt region, for melting the construction material (11), which is arranged downstream of the inlet (10) and is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the inlet (10); and—at least one first outlet (30) that is fludicially connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20), for discharging melted construction material (12) out of the melt region (29) at a first discharge rate; wherein—the print head (100) also comprises at least one second outlet (40) that is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20) for discharging melted or non-melted construction material (11, 12) out of the melt region (20) at a second discharge rate; and—the first discharge rate can be influenced by a first discharge rate influencing device (50) for
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Levent AKBAS, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Jonas KÜNZEL
  • Publication number: 20190375153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an at least partially coated object, comprising the step of producing the object from a construction material by means of an additive manufacturing method, the construction material comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane material. Following the production of the object, the method comprises the step of at least partially bringing a preparation into contact with the object, the preparation being selected from: an aqueous polyurethane dispersion; an aqueous dispersion of a polymer comprising OH groups, this dispersion also containing a compound comprising NCO groups; an aqueous preparation of a compound containing NCO groups, but not containing any polymers comprising OH groups; or a combination of at least two thereof. The invention also relates to an at least partially coated object that was obtained by a method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Thomas MICHAELIS, Roland WAGNER, Bettina METTMANN, Levent AKBAS, Jürgen HÄTTIG, Arnaud GUEDOU
  • Publication number: 20190357695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel anisotropic composite materials and processes for production thereof. The composite materials are based on the crosslinking of polyisocyanates and feature good weathering stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas BÜSGEN, Rolf ALBACH, Levent AKBAS
  • Publication number: 20190315062
    Abstract: A method for producing an article in which a layer (200) of meltable polymer is selectively melted at least partially. This takes place according to a selected cross section of the article to be formed. The at least partially melted material is added on layer by layer to a carrier (500) or to previous layers bonded to the carrier (500). A system that is suitable for carrying out the method according to the invention has a substrate (100), a control unit (600), an application unit (700) for applying the particles to the substrate (100), an energy exposure unit (700) and a contacting unit (800).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Bettina METTMANN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Levent AKBAS, Arnaud GUEDOU
  • Patent number: 10398236
    Abstract: It is a feature of a porous body comprising a three-dimensional network of node points joined to one another by struts, and a void volume present between the struts, that the struts have an average length of ?200 ?m to ?50 mm, the struts have an average thickness of ?100 ?m to ?5 mm, and that the porous body has a compression hardness (40% compression, DIN EN ISO 3386-1: 2010-09) in at least one spatial direction of ?10 to ?100 kPa. The porous body according to the invention combines the advantages of a conventional mattress or cushion with ventilatability which results from its porous structure and is not achievable in conventional foams. The invention further relates to a method of producing such a porous body and to an apparatus comprising said body for supporting and/or bearing a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Busgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Levent Akbas, Peter Reichert, Jurgen Hattig
  • Publication number: 20190248067
    Abstract: A process is described for producing a three dimensional structure, the process including the following steps a) applying of at least a first material M1 onto a substrate to build a first layer L1 on the substrate; b) layering of at least one further layer Ly of the first material M1 or of a further material Mx onto the first layer L1, wherein the at least one further layer Ly covers the first layer L1 and/or previous layer Ly?1 at least partially to build a precursor of the three dimensional structure; c) curing the precursor to achieve the three dimensional structure; wherein at least one of the materials M1 or Mx provides a Mooney viscosity of >10 ME at 60° C. and of <200 ME at 100° C. before curing and wherein at least one of the first material Mi or of the further material Mx is a powder. Also, a three dimensional structure is described which is available according to the process according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Bettina METTMANN, Levent AKBAS, Roland WAGNER, Michael KESSLER
  • Publication number: 20190223618
    Abstract: It is a feature of a porous body (10, 20) comprising a three-dimensional network of node points (200) joined to one another by struts (100), and a void volume (300) present between the struts (100), that the struts (100) have an average length of ?200 to ?50 mm, the struts (100) have an average thickness of ?100 ?m to ?5 mm, and that the porous body has a compression hardness (40% compression, DIN EN ISO 3386-1: 2010-09) in at least one spatial direction of ?10 to ?100 kPa. The porous body according to the invention combines the advantages of a conventional mattress or cushion with ventilatability which results from its porous structure and is not achievable in conventional foams. The invention further relates to a method of producing such a porous body (10, 20) and to an apparatus comprising said body (10, 20) for supporting and/or bearing a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Roland WAGNER, Levent AKBAS, Peter REICHERT, Jürgen HÄTTIG
  • Publication number: 20190217533
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: I) applying a filament of an at least partially fused construction material to a support so as to obtain a layer of the construction material which corresponds to a first selected cross-section of the article; II) applying a filament of the at least partially fused construction material to a previously applied layer of the construction material so as to obtain a further layer of the construction material which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the article and which is bonded to the previously applied layer; and III) repeating step II) until the article is formed. At least steps II) and III) are carried out in a chamber and the construction material comprises a fusible polymer. The fusible polymer has a fusion range (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at a heating rate of 5 K/min.) of ?20° C. to ?100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Roland WAGNER, Levent AKBAS, Peter REICHERT, Jörg BÜCHNER
  • Publication number: 20190184632
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: applying a layer that consists of particles to a target area; allowing, in a chamber, energy to act on a selected portion of the layer, according to a cross-section of the article, so that the particles in the selected portion are bonded, and repeating the steps of applying and allowing energy to act for a plurality of layers so that the bonded portions of the adjacent layers are bonded to form the article, at least part of the particles comprising a fusible polymer. The fusible polymer has a fusion range (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at a heating rate of 5 K/min.) of ?20 ° C. to ?100 ° C. The fusible polymer further has a complex viscosity \?*\ (determined by viscosity measurement in the melt using a plate-plate oscillating viscometer according to ISO 6721-10 at 100° C. and a shear rate of 1/s) of ?10 Pas to ?1000000 Pas. Finally, the temperature inside the chamber is ?50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Wolfgang ARNDT, Levent AKBAS, Roland WAGNER, Peter REICHERT, Jörg BÜCHNER
  • Patent number: 10300660
    Abstract: A method of treating at least part of a surface (110) of an article (100) in which an article (100) is treated, at least part of a surface (110, 111) of the article having been produced by an additive manufacturing method from a construction material, and the construction material provides a temperature TG? at which the storage modulus G? of the construction material (determined by dynamic-mechanical analysis according to ISO 6721 at a shear rate of 1/s) is 10 MPa. The article is preferably placed into an evacuable volume and the volume is evacuated. By heating and exerting pressure, the surface is plastically deformed and can be smoothed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Roland Wagner, Bettina Mettmann, Levent Akbas, Julien Guiu
  • Publication number: 20180111315
    Abstract: A method of treating at least part of a surface (110) of an article (100) in which an article (100) is treated, at least part of a surface (110, 111) of the article having been produced by an additive manufacturing method from a construction material, and the construction material provides a temperature TG? at which the storage modulus G? of the construction material (determined by dynamic-mechanical analysis according to ISO 6721 at a shear rate of 1/s) is 10 MPa. The article is preferably placed into an evacuable volume and the volume is evacuated. By heating and exerting pressure, the surface is plastically deformed and can be smoothed thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Roland Wagner, Bettina Mettmann, Levent Akbas, Julien Guiu
  • Publication number: 20180070736
    Abstract: It is a feature of a porous body comprising a three-dimensional network of node points joined to one another by struts, and a void volume present between the struts, that the struts have an average length of ?200 ?m to ?50 mm, the struts have an average thickness of ?100 ?m to ?5 mm, and that the porous body has a compression hardness (40% compression, DIN EN ISO 3386-1: 2010-09) in at least one spatial direction of ?10 to ?100 kPa. The porous body according to the invention combines the advantages of a conventional mattress or cushion with ventilatability which results from its porous structure and is not achievable in conventional foams. The invention further relates to a method of producing such a porous body and to an apparatus comprising said body for supporting and/or bearing a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Busgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Levent Akbas, Peter Reichert, Jurgen Hattig
  • Publication number: 20180071979
    Abstract: It is a feature of a use of an elastic polymer for production of a porous body (in an additive manufacturing method that the porous body comprises a three-dimensional network of node points joined to one another by struts, and a void volume present between the struts, where the struts have an average length of ?200 ?m to ?50 mm and the struts (100) have an average thickness of ?100 ?m to ?5 mm. The polymer here is an elastomer selected from the following group: thermoset polyurethane elastomers (PUR), thermoplastic copolyamides (TPA), thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC), thermoplastic olefin-based elastomers (TPO), styrene block copolymers (TPS), thermoplastic urethane-based elastomers (TPU), crosslinked thermoplastic olefin-based elastomers (TPV), thermoplastic polyvinyl chloride-based elastomers (PVC), thermoplastic silicone-based elastomers and a combination of at least two of these elastomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Busgen, Nicolas Degiorgio, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Peter Reichert, Jurgen Hattig