Patents by Inventor Michael Paul Humbert

Michael Paul Humbert 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: 20200318286
    Abstract: An illustrative example assembly for making an elevator load bearing member includes a fabric having a plurality of fibers arranged with some of the fibers transverse to others of the fibers. A plurality of cords are configured to support a load associated with an elevator car. The cords are included in the fabric and have respective coatings. The coatings include a first coating material and a second coating material, or include different coating thicknesses such that some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings, or the coatings include the first coating material and the second coating material and some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, Danielle L. Grolman, Brad Guilani
  • Publication number: 20200299103
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Patent number: 10744355
    Abstract: A veneer panel may comprise an outer surface, and a heat resistant system coupled to the outer surface comprising at least one of a thermal barrier layer or an intumescent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Zhongfen Ding, Christopher L. Chapman, Farzana Hussain
  • Patent number: 10710842
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Patent number: 10669127
    Abstract: A traction-driven belt for moving a load includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A laminate material layer is affixed to at least one surface of the composite belt structure to improve one or more performance properties of the composite belt structure. A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A sheath encloses at least one tension element of the plurality of tension elements. The sheath is formed from a flowable material to bind the tension element to the plurality of yarns, and/or adjacent tension elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Wenping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10280044
    Abstract: A servicing device for a belt of an elevator system is provided including a housing and a guide member coupled to the housing. The guide member and the housing are disposed on opposite sides of the belt. At least one reservoir is disposed within the housing. The at least one reservoir contains one or more restoring materials. An applicator is configured to apply the one or more restoring materials to an adjacent surface of the belt. Application of the one or more restoring materials is configured to modify the geometry of the belt such that the modified geometry is substantially identical to the original geometry of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, William Eaton Holden, III, Michael Paul Humbert, Brad Guilani, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10253417
    Abstract: A method for forming an abrasive surface includes utilizing an energy source to form a melt pool layer in a substrate and applying abrasive grit into the melt pool layer. A method for forming an abrasive surface including applying an abrasive grit to a substrate and utilizing an energy source to form a melt pool layer in the substrate without disturbing the abrasive grit such that the abrasive grit becomes embedded in the melt pool layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel V. Viens, Michael Paul Humbert, Joseph V. Mantese, Raja Kountanya
  • Publication number: 20180280741
    Abstract: A veneer panel may comprise an outer surface, and a heat resistant system coupled to the outer surface comprising at least one of a thermal barrier layer or an intumescent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Zhongfen Ding, Christopher L. Chapman, Farzana Hussain
  • Publication number: 20180272648
    Abstract: A veneer panel may comprise a face veneer, a thermally conductive layer, and a backing layer bonded to the thermally conductive layer. The thermally conductive layer may comprise a chemically treated thermally conductive layer. The chemically treated thermally conductive layer may comprise a plurality of first vinyl groups chemically bonded to a first surface of the chemically treated thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhongfen Ding, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Jacquelynn KM Garofano, Brian St. Rock, Christopher L. Chapman, Farzana Hussain
  • Patent number: 10074589
    Abstract: A multi-layer structure includes a substrate with a surface and with particles partially covering and partially embedded in the surface. The particles have high thermal conductivity and low electrical conductivity. A dielectric layer on the surface partially covers the partially embedded particles. A metal layer on the dielectric layer covering the partially covered particles forms a thermal interface material (TIM) for electronic packaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Raja Kountanya, Michael Paul Humbert, Joseph V. Mantese, Matthew E. Lynch, Daniel V. Viens
  • Publication number: 20180251342
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt and a plurality of fibers interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A coating at least partially encapsulates the composite belt structure to improve two or more operational characteristics of the belt. A method of forming a belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes forming a plurality of tension elements and arraying the plurality of tension elements longitudinally along a belt. A plurality of fibers are interlaced with the plurality of tension elements to form a composite belt structure. A coating is applied to at least partially encapsulate the composite belt structure to improve at least two operational characteristics of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, Michael Paul Humbert, William Eaton Holden, III, Brad Guilani, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20180216237
    Abstract: A method for forming an abrasive surface includes utilizing an energy source to form a melt pool layer in a substrate and applying abrasive grit into the melt pool layer. A method for forming an abrasive surface including applying an abrasive grit to a substrate and utilizing an energy source to form a melt pool layer in the substrate without disturbing the abrasive grit such that the abrasive grit becomes embedded in the melt pool layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel V. Viens, Michael Paul Humbert, Joseph V. Mantese, Raja Kountanya
  • Publication number: 20180162695
    Abstract: A traction-driven belt for moving a load includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A laminate material layer is affixed to at least one surface of the composite belt structure to improve one or more performance properties of the composite belt structure. A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A sheath encloses at least one tension element of the plurality of tension elements. The sheath is formed from a flowable material to bind the tension element to the plurality of yarns, and/or adjacent tension elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20170301605
    Abstract: A multi-layer structure includes a substrate with a surface and with particles partially covering and partially embedded in the surface. The particles have high thermal conductivity and low electrical conductivity. A dielectric layer on the surface partially covers the partially embedded particles. A metal layer on the dielectric layer covering the partially covered particles forms a thermal interface material (TIM) for electronic packaging applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Raja Kountanya, Michael Paul Humbert, Joseph V. Mantese, Matthew E. Lynch, Daniel V. Viens
  • Publication number: 20170101293
    Abstract: A method of forming a belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes arraying a plurality of tension elements longitudinally along a belt and interlacing a plurality of warp fibers and a plurality of weft fibers with the plurality of tension elements to form a composite belt structure. A coating is applied to at least partially encapsulate the composite belt structure. The coating includes a base coating material and at least one additive mixed with the base coating material to improve an operational characteristic of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Daniel A. Mosher, John P. Wesson, Wenping Zhao
  • Patent number: 9610566
    Abstract: A method of forming a catalyst material includes hindering the reaction rate of a displacement reaction and controlling the formation of platinum clusters, where an atomic layer of metal atoms is displaced with platinum atoms, to produce a catalyst material that includes an atomic layer of the platinum atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Audi AG
    Inventors: Minhua Shao, Michael Paul Humbert, Keiichi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20170073195
    Abstract: A servicing device for a belt of an elevator system is provided including a housing and a guide member coupled to the housing. The guide member and the housing are disposed on opposite sides of the belt. At least one reservoir is disposed within the housing. The at least one reservoir contains one or more restoring materials. An applicator is configured to apply the one or more restoring materials to an adjacent surface of the belt. Application of the one or more restoring materials is configured to modify the geometry of the belt such that the modified geometry is substantially identical to the original geometry of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, William Eaton Holden, III, Michael Paul Humbert, Brad Guilani, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20170066629
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Publication number: 20150352787
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for forming a component on a layer-by-layer basis includes a first pump for pumping a first material and a second pump for pumping a second material. The additive manufacturing system further includes a mixer for receiving and mixing the first material and the second material to form a thermosetting resin, a nozzle fluidly connected to the mixer for extruding the thermosetting resin, and a motion control system connected to the nozzle for moving the nozzle in a predetermined pattern to form a layer of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Paul Humbert, John P. Wesson, Brian M. Welch
  • Publication number: 20130324394
    Abstract: A method of forming a catalyst material includes hindering the reaction rate of a displacement reaction and controlling the formation of platinum clusters, where an atomic layer of metal atoms is displaced with platinum atoms, to produce a catalyst material that includes an atomic layer of the platinum atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minhua Shao, Michael Paul Humbert, Keiichi Kaneko