Patents by Inventor Michael Dry

Michael Dry 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: 20210108725
    Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Matt Boyd, Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry
  • Patent number: 10871229
    Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Patent Well LLC
    Inventors: Matt Boyd, Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry
  • Patent number: 10632686
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Patent Well LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry, Matt Boyd
  • Publication number: 20200122170
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kent Boomer, Chad Knight, Michael Dry, Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 10604230
    Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Matt Boyd, Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry
  • Patent number: 10603822
    Abstract: An assembly for use on an aircraft wing having an aircraft skin and a fuel tank, the assembly comprising a metal access door for accessing the fuel tank, a metal retainer ring for engaging the wing and the access door. Fasteners removably couple the access door to the retainer ring. A lip, which may be on the wing surface, is configured to receive a perimeter of the access door when the access door is coupled to the retainer ring. A polyurethane elastomeric gel gasket having a metallic skeleton is configured to lay between the access door and a lip of the metal wing surface. Under compression, the polyurethane will deform and squeeze out the edges and flatten so as to provide metal-to-metal contact between the access door and the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dry, Matt Boyd, Kent Boomer, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 10507478
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Kent Boomer, Chad Knight, Michael Dry, Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby
  • Publication number: 20190275770
    Abstract: Applicant discloses multiple embodiments of a non-adhesive cured two-part polymer sealant for use on aircraft parts. In some embodiments, the sealant comprises only a carrier and a cured polymer gel. In some embodiments, the carrier of the sealant is at least partially open cell foam, which at least partially absorbs a cured polymer gel, and which sealant has beneficial properties, including low smoke density, non-toxicity when burned, and flame retardant properties. In some embodiments, the sealant comprises a skin on an outer surface thereof, which skin may be impermeable or semi-permeable to the passage of liquids and or polymer gels. In some embodiments, the sealant is breathable but moisture-proof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Matt Boyd, Kent Boomer, Chad Knight, Peter Sibello, Michael Dry
  • Publication number: 20190134652
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build. Applicant further discloses multiple spray gun systems for applying such a two-part polymer mix to aircraft parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Michael Dry, Peter Sibello, Kelly Templin, Chad Knight
  • Publication number: 20190120384
    Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Matt Boyd, Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry
  • Publication number: 20190112026
    Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: MATT BOYD, JEFF BUSBY, KENT BOOMER, MICHAEL DRY
  • Publication number: 20190091900
    Abstract: An assembly for use on an aircraft wing having an aircraft skin and a fuel tank, the assembly comprising a metal access door for accessing the fuel tank, a metal retainer ring for engaging the wing and the access door. Fasteners removably couple the access door to the retainer ring. A lip, which may be on the wing surface, is configured to receive a perimeter of the access door when the access door is coupled to the retainer ring. A polyurethane elastomeric gel gasket having a metallic skeleton is configured to lay between the access door and a lip of the metal wing surface. Under compression, the polyurethane will deform and squeeze out the edges and flatten so as to provide metal-to-metal contact between the access door and the lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Dry, Matt Boyd, Kent Boomer, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 10230494
    Abstract: A single piece gasket is disclosed having a skeletal member, typically metallic, and a pliable body. The pliable body includes a first portion having a first firmness and a second perimeter portion have a firmer consistency. When such a composite body is placed under compression, the perimeter will tend to limit the flow of the softer inner material past the firmer perimeter region or portion of the gasket. In this manner, creep or overrun of the less firm portion material will be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Michael Dry
  • Patent number: 10190688
    Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Matt Boyd, Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry
  • Patent number: 10166703
    Abstract: An assembly for use on an aircraft wing having an aircraft skin and a fuel tank, the assembly comprising a metal access door for accessing the fuel tank, a metal retainer ring for engaging the wing and the access door. Fasteners removably couple the access door to the retainer ring. A lip, which may be on the wing surface, is configured to receive a perimeter of the access door when the access door is coupled to the retainer ring. A polyurethane elastomeric gel gasket having a metallic skeleton is configured to lay between the access door and a lip of the metal wing surface. Under compression, the polyurethane will deform and squeeze out the edges and flatten so as to provide metal-to-metal contact between the access door and the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dry, Matt Boyd, Kent Boomer, Jeff Busby
  • Publication number: 20180354200
    Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: JEFF BUSBY, CHAD KNIGHT, KENT BOOMER, MICHAEL DRY, MATT BOYD
  • Patent number: 10150555
    Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Boyd, Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Michael Dry
  • Patent number: 10102347
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for producing a representation of an object in image data, based on a template coupled to a model of the object, the system comprising a model unit for adapting the model to the object in the image data, and a template unit for adapting the template to the adapted model on the basis of the coupling between the template and the model. The template defines a representation of the object which is simpler to interpret than the model. Because the template of the invention is coupled to the model, the position, orientation and/or shape of the template is determined by the model adapted to the object in the image data. Hence, the template is adapted to the image data. The adapted template is capable of representing the object and its individual characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Cristian Lorenz, Sebastian Peter Michael Dries, Steffen Renisch, Jens Von Berg
  • Patent number: 10076296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to positioning of an X-ray source. In order to provide an improved user interface for facilitating the X-ray imaging positioning, a transportable handheld planning device (10) for visualizing projected X-ray radiation for medical X-ray imaging is provided, that comprises a first structure (12) for representing a central axis (14) of a projected X-ray radiation (16), and a second structure (18) for representing a cross-sectional area (20) of the projected X-ray radiation. The first structure is manually positionable by a user in relation to an object to be examined. The second structure is adjustable by a user such that the size and proportions of the cross-sectional area are adjustable in relation to the object to be examined. Further, a current spatial position of the first structure and a current size and proportions of the cross-sectional area are detectable by a measurement arrangement (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jörg Sabczynski, Sabastian Peter Michael Dries
  • Patent number: 10015250
    Abstract: Cache controller (120) for use in a system (180) comprising an image client (100) and an image server (140), the image client enabling a user to navigate through image data having at least three spatial dimensions by displaying views of the image data that are obtained from the image server in dependence on navigation requests of the user, and the cache controller comprising a processor (122) configured for obtaining content data indicative of a content shown in a current view of the image client (100), the current view representing a first viewpoint in the three spatial dimensions of the image data, the processor being further configured for predicting a view request of the image client in dependence on the content data, the view request corresponding to a view representing a second viewpoint in the three spatial dimensions of the image data, and a communication means (124) for obtaining the view from the image server in dependence on the view request, and for caching the view in a cache (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Fabian Wenzel, Thomas Netsch, Sebastian Peter Michael Dries