Patents by Inventor Michael George Shultz

Michael George Shultz 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).

  • Patent number: 10640304
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating a preform on a mold includes a preform handling tool and a force sensor coupled to the preform handling tool such that the force sensor is capable of sensing forces applied to the preform during handling of the preform by the preform handling tool. The apparatus includes a control device that is arranged and operable to move the preform handling tool relative to the mold. A method of locating the preform on the mold includes picking up the preform using the preform handling tool and placing the preform in a vicinity of the mold. Positions on the mold are mapped with an edge of the preform with the aid of the force sensor. The preform is paced on the mold according to the mapped positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Morris, Andrew Nathan Nassau, Michael George Shultz, Matthew John Towner, Kevin William Uhlig, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Thomas Achille Yorio
  • Patent number: 9845222
    Abstract: A spool apparatus includes a first flange with a first layer of conformable material defining an inner face of the first flange and a second flange with a second layer of conformable material defining an inner face of the second flange. Methods are also provided where a first end winding of a first layer of windings is pressed into the inner face of the first flange such that the first layer of conformable material of the first flange conforms the inner face of the first flange into a shape of a circumferential surface portion of the first end winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Warren Hawtof, Michael George Shultz
  • Publication number: 20160194177
    Abstract: A spool apparatus includes a first flange with a first layer of conformable material defining an inner face of the first flange and a second flange with a second layer of conformable material defining an inner face of the second flange. Methods are also provided where a first end winding of a first layer of windings is pressed into the inner face of the first flange such that the first layer of conformable material of the first flange conforms the inner face of the first flange into a shape of a circumferential surface portion of the first end winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Warren Hawtof, Michael George Shultz
  • Publication number: 20160167894
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating a preform on a mold includes a preform handling tool and a force sensor coupled to the preform handling tool such that the force sensor is capable of sensing forces applied to the preform during handling of the preform by the preform handling tool. The apparatus includes a control device that is arranged and operable to move the preform handling tool relative to the mold. A method of locating the preform on the mold includes picking up the preform using the preform handling tool and placing the preform in a vicinity of the mold. Positions on the mold are mapped with an edge of the preform with the aid of the force sensor. The preform is paced on the mold according to the mapped positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Morris, Andrew Nathan Nassau, Michael George Shultz, Matthew John Towner, Kevin William Uhlig, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Thomas Achille Yorio
  • Patent number: 9132578
    Abstract: A skinning apparatus including: a manifold having: a chamber, one or more channels, or both, to receive a source of flowable cement and to direct the received flowable cement to an interior skinning region or skinning chamber surrounding at least a portion of the lateral surface of a first article received in the skinning chamber, and to form a cement skin on the lateral surface of the received article; a source of motive force to controllably urge the received article into and through the skinning chamber; and a support member to receive and support the resulting skinned article. Also disclosed is a method for skinning a ceramic article using the aforementioned skinning apparatus, as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Crawford Anthony, Douglass L Blanding, Michael Jon Christenson, Calvin Thomas Coffey, William Albert Mammosser, Michael George Shultz
  • Patent number: 9061932
    Abstract: A pull roll apparatus and method are described herein that can control a cross-draw tension and a down-draw tension of a glass sheet while manufacturing the glass sheet. In one embodiment, the pull roll apparatus includes a first driven stub roll pair, a second driven stub roll pair and a control device (e.g., PLC) that controls the first and second driven stub roll pairs while a first edge portion of the glass sheet is drawn between two vertically downtilted rolls associated with the first driven stub roll pair and while an opposing second edge portion of the glass sheet is drawn between two vertically downtilted rolls associated with the second driven stub roll pair. If desired, the pull roll apparatus may include a pulling roll assembly (located below the first and second driven stub rolls) or another set of driven stub roll pairs (located below the first and second driven stub roll pairs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James Gary Anderson, Liam Ruan de Paor, Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, Patrick Aaron Parks, George Clinton Shay, Michael George Shultz, David John Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20140075994
    Abstract: A pull roll apparatus and method are described herein that can control a cross-draw tension and a down-draw tension of a glass sheet while manufacturing the glass sheet. In one embodiment, the pull roll apparatus includes a first driven stub roll pair, a second driven stub roll pair and a control device (e.g., PLC) that controls the first and second driven stub roll pairs while a first edge portion of the glass sheet is drawn between two vertically downtilted rolls associated with the first driven stub roll pair and while an opposing second edge portion of the glass sheet is drawn between two vertically downtilted rolls associated with the second driven stub roll pair. If desired, the pull roll apparatus may include a pulling roll assembly (located below the first and second driven stub rolls) or another set of driven stub roll pairs (located below the first and second driven stub roll pairs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James Gary Anderson, Liam Ruan de Paor, Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, Patrick Aaron Parks, George Clinton Shay, Michael George Shultz, David John Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8627684
    Abstract: A pull roll apparatus and method are described herein that can control a cross-draw tension and a down-draw tension of a glass sheet while manufacturing the glass sheet. In one embodiment, the pull roll apparatus includes a first driven stub roll pair, a second driven stub roll pair and a control device (e.g., PLC) that controls the first and second driven stub roll pairs while a first edge portion of the glass sheet is drawn between two vertically downtilted rolls associated with the first driven stub roll pair and while an opposing second edge portion of the glass sheet is drawn between two vertically downtilted rolls associated with the second driven stub roll pair. If desired, the pull roll apparatus may include a pulling roll assembly (located below the first and second driven stub rolls) or another set of driven stub roll pairs (located below the first and second driven stub roll pairs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael George Shultz, George Clinton Shay, David John Ulrich, James Gary Anderson, Liam Ruan de Paor, Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, Patrick Aaron Parks
  • Publication number: 20130136866
    Abstract: A skinning apparatus including: a manifold having: a chamber, one or more channels, or both, to receive a source of flowable cement and to direct the received flowable cement to an interior skinning region or skinning chamber surrounding at least a portion of the lateral surface of a first article received in the skinning chamber, and to form a cement skin on the lateral surface of the received article; a source of motive force to controllably urge the received article into and through the skinning chamber; and a support member to receive and support the resulting skinned article. Also disclosed is a method for skinning a ceramic article using the aforementioned skinning apparatus, as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: John Crawford Anthony, Douglass L. Blanding, Michael Jon Christenson, Calvin Thomas Coffey, William Albert Mammosser, Michael George Shultz
  • Patent number: 7648549
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for detecting defects in a honeycomb body. The system and apparatus include a fixture adapted to hold the honeycomb body, a particulate fluid source, a pipe which defines a flow path between the particulate fluid source and a first end face of the honeycomb body thereby allowing particulate fluid to flow from the particulate fluid source to the first end face of the honeycomb body. The particulate fluid emerges at a second end face of the honeycomb body through defects, if any, in the honeycomb body where the positions of such defects may be monitored. The system and apparatus includes a flow straightener disposed in the flow path to minimize boundary layer influence of the pipe on the flow of the particulate fluid. A substantially uniform velocity flow profile is provided to the first end face of the honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick Michael Gargano, Babak Robert Raj, William Paul Ryszytiwskyj, Michael George Shultz, David John Worthey, Leon Robert Zoeller, III
  • Publication number: 20080173071
    Abstract: A method for detecting defects in a honeycomb filter body. In operation, a gas flow stream containing particulates emerges at an outlet end face of the honeycomb body through defects, if any, in the honeycomb walls and/or plugs where they are illuminated. The gas flow stream containing the particles are provided at varying flow rates, pressures and particle densities during the course of the test cycle, thereby improving the signal-to-noise ratio, and reducing turbulence within the gas flow stream such that any defects within the filter body may be more readily detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy A. Park, Michael George Shultz, David John Worthey