Patents by Inventor Michael W. Chapman

Michael W. Chapman 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: 10800111
    Abstract: Composite structure fabrication systems and methods. The systems include a plurality of ply carriers, each of which is configured to support at least one ply segment, and an elongate forming mandrel, which defines an elongate ply forming surface that is shaped to define a surface contour of the composite structure. The systems further include a carrier transfer device, which is configured to selectively convey a selected ply carrier from a ply kitting area to an intermediate location, and a forming machine, which is configured to deform the selected ply carrier and a respective ply segment over a selected portion of the elongate ply forming surface. The forming machine further is configured to separate the selected ply carrier from the respective ply segment and return the selected ply carrier to the carrier transfer device. The methods include methods of operating the systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jose L. Encinosa, Samuel F. Zambrana, Daniel M. Rotter, Michael Robert Chapman, Stephen K. Halladin, Benjamin Bowen Lee, Joshua Dee Little, Douglas Alan McCarville, Jason A. Medenciy, Russell D. Chiupka, Marcin Artur Rabiega, Andrey F. Yurchik, Martin W. Hansen, Thomas P. Harper
  • 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: 10458574
    Abstract: A hose assembly, preferably a garden hose assembly, including a jacketed tube that is lightweight, durable and versatile. The tube is able to expand longitudinally along the length-wise axis of the hose between hose ends, as well as radially or circumferentially, to an expanded state in response to application of at least a minimum fluid pressure to an inner tube of the hose. Once the fluid pressure falls below the minimum fluid pressure, the hose assembly will contract. The two layer construction of the hose assembly allows for storage in relatively compact spaces, similar flow rates, approximately one-half the weight, and improved maneuverability when compared to conventional hose constructions. In one embodiment the jacket is formed around the tube in a continuous process that welds a material, preferably using hot air, into the jacket. The welded joint forms a region of jacket that is preferably about twice the thickness of the rest of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Blanchette, Michael Melo, Steve Correa, Timothy L. Chapman, Marlon Van Beek, John W. Parker, Jr., Paul Burke, Ron Eilertson
  • Patent number: 10344899
    Abstract: A hose assembly, preferably a garden hose assembly, including a fabric jacketed tube that is lightweight, durable and versatile. The tube is radially expandable when pressurized by a fluid, such as water, but does not increase in length. The two layer construction of the hose assembly allows for storage in relatively compact spaces, similar flow rates, approximately one-half the weight, and improved maneuverability when compared to conventional hose constructions. In one embodiment the jacket is formed around the tube in a continuous process that welds a fabric, preferably using hot air, into the jacket. The welded joint forms a region of jacket that is preferably about twice the thickness of the rest of the jacket. This thicker region results in a stiffer section of jacket that makes the hose more controllable and consistent in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Blanchette, Michael Melo, Steve Correa, Timothy L. Chapman, Marlon Van Beek, John W. Parker, Jr., Paul Burke, Ron Eilertson
  • Publication number: 20090301922
    Abstract: A multi-unit package includes a plurality of layers of pads stack one on top of another to form a stack of pads and a retainer coupling the stack of pads together for shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: TIN INC.
    Inventor: Michael W. Chapman
  • Patent number: 5772662
    Abstract: A modular femoral internal implant system for use in the treatment of femoral disorders resulting from injury, disease or congenital defect includes at least three interconnectable components: 1) an elongated epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant, 2) an intramedullary rod and 3) an angled side plate having an elongated plate portion adapted to be secured to the outer cortical wall and a hollow sleeve adapted to extend into the femur. The epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant can be connected to either the angled side plate or the intramedullary rod. The system may also include an elongated bone plate connectable to the angled side plate, one or more additional epiphyseal/metaphyseal implants of variable length, an additional angled side plate, a distal buttress plate connectable to the elongated bone plate, and a plurality of bone screws of a universal design. Preferably, many or all of the components of the system are made of an inert, resilient titanium-base alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Howmedica Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears
  • Patent number: 5364398
    Abstract: A modular femoral internal implant system for use in the treatment of femoral disorders resulting from injury, disease or congenital defect includes at least three interconnectable components: 1) an elongated epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant, 2) an intramedullary rod and 3) an angled side plate having an elongated plate portion adapted to be secured to the outer cortical wall and a hollow sleeve adapted to extend into the femur. The epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant can be connected to either the angled side plate or the intramedullary rod. The system may also include an elongated bone plate connectable to the angled side plate, one or more additional epiphyseal/metaphyseal implants of variable length, an additional angled side plate, a distal buttress plate connectable to the elongated bone plate, and a plurality of bone screws of a universal design. Preferably, many or all of the components of the system are made of an inert, resilient titanium-base alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears
  • Patent number: 5201735
    Abstract: Apparatus for fixing a fracture of a bone including an elongated body member having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion into the intramedullary canal of the bone; a tab member having at least one aperture to allow for passage of a screw for fastening of the tab member to the bone; and a bolt for selectively removably coupling the tab member to the proximal end of the body member. Preferably, the tab member is of a hollow cylindrical configuration and removably interlocking the first plate member to a second plate member. In another embodiment, the apparatus include a body member for insertion into a bone cavity, the body member having at least one aperture disposed in close proximity to its first end to allow for passage of a screw for fastening the body member to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Dana C. Mears, Charles C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5190544
    Abstract: A modular femoral internal implant system for use in the treatment of femoral disorders resulting from injury, disease or congenital defect includes at least three interconnectable components: 1) an elongated epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant, 2) an intramedullary rod and 3) an angled side plate having an elongated plate portion adapted to be secured to the outer cortical wall and a hollow sleeve adapted to extend into the femur. The epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant can be connected to either the angled side plate or the intramedullary rod. The system may also include an elongated bone plate connectable to the angled side plate, one or more additional epiphyseal/metaphyseal implants of variable length, an additional angled side plate, a distal buttress plate connectable to the elongated bone plate, and a plurality of bone screws of a universal design. Preferably, many or all of the components of the system are made of an inert, resilient titanium-base alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears
  • Patent number: 5122146
    Abstract: Fracture reduction tool is disclosed for use with a guide wire for reducing a bone fracture. The guide wire is of a uniform diameter and has a beaded end for placement into the medullary canal. The tool includes an elongated hollow shaft which can be passed into the medullary canal of the fractured bone through an entry hole prepared in the bone. The shaft has a bore along its length through which the guide wire can selectively pass. The shaft and/or the guide wire can be manipulated into and within the respective medullary canal portions of the fractured bone by translational and/or rotational movements so as to reduce the fracture. The tool also includes a measurement sleeve which moves over the shaft and provides a determination of the length of a nail to be inserted into the medullary canal of the reduced bone. A handle for the proximal end of the shaft allows for ease in manipulation of the shaft and guide wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Dana C. Mears, Charles C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5066296
    Abstract: Apparatus for fixing a fracture of a bone including an elongated body member having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion into the intramedullary canal of the bone; a tab member having at least one aperture to allow for passage of a screw for fastening of the tab member to the bone; and a bolt for selectively removably coupling the tab member to the proximal end of the body member. Preferably, the tab member is of a hollow cylindrical configuration and removably interlocking the first plate member to a second plate member. In another embodiment, the apparatus include a body member for insertion into a bone cavity, the body member having at least one aperture disposed in close proximity to its first end to allow for passage of a screw for fastening the body member to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Pfizer Hopsital Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Dana C. Mears, Charles C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5041114
    Abstract: A modular femoral internal implant system for use in the treatment of femoral disorders resulting from injury, disease or congenital defect includes at least three interconnectable components: 1) an elongated epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant, 2) an intramedullary rod and 3) an angled side plate having an elongated plate portion adapted to be secured to the outer cortical wall and a hollow sleeve adapted to extend into the femur. The epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant can be connected to either the angled side plate or the intramedullary rod. The system may also include an elongated bone plate connectable to the angled side plate, one or more additional epiphyseal/metaphyseal implants of variable length, an additional angled side plate, a distal buttress plate connectable to the elongated bone plate, and a plurality of bone screws of a universal design. Preferably, many or all of the components of the system are made of an inert, resilient titanium-base alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears
  • Patent number: 4896661
    Abstract: A forceps for use in orthopedic surgical procedures having readily interchangeable tip elements and a reversible ratchet mechanism, for controlling the tip elements. A variety of tips for compression and distraction are provided. The ratchet mechanism permits controlled increments of force to be applied to the tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Pfizer, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Bogert, Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears
  • Patent number: 4776330
    Abstract: A modular femoral internal implant system for use in the treatment of femoral disorders resulting from injury, disease or congenital defect includes at least three interconnectable components: (1) an elongated epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant, (2) an intramedullary rod and (3) an angled side plate having an elongated plate portion adapted to be secured to the outer cortical wall and a hollow sleeve adapted to extend into the femur. The epiphyseal/metaphyseal implant can be connected to either the angled side plate or the intramedullary rod. The system may also include an elongated bone plate connectable to the angled side plate, one or more additional epiphyseal/metaphyseal implants of variable length, an additional angled side plate, a distal buttress plate connectable to the elongated bone plate, and a plurality of bone screws of a universal design. Preferably, many or all of the components of the system are made of an inert, resilient titanium-base alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears