Patents by Inventor Miguel Torres Castellano

Miguel Torres Castellano 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: 10675814
    Abstract: An installation is provided for cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process performed using a powder. The installation includes an entry lock, an exit lock, a dry cleaner, a wet cleaner, and a conveyor system. The entry lock is structured to accept into the installation a plate that is to be cleaned. The exit lock is structured to allow the plate to be extracted from the installation after cleaning. The dry cleaner is structured to clean the plate using vibrations and shocks in a first confinement enclosure. The wet cleaner is structured to clean the plate using at least one liquid in a second confinement enclosure. The conveyor system is structured to transport the plate between the dry cleaner, the wet cleaner, and the exit lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Benoît Pourcher, Gilles Walrand, Frédéric Pialot, Albin Effernelli, Miguel Torres-Castellano
  • Patent number: 10603695
    Abstract: A device is provided for dry cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process that involves powder. The device includes a confinement enclosure, a loader, and a dry-cleaning station. The confinement enclosure includes an entry lock through which a plate to be cleaned enters. The loader is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to receive and transport the plate. The dry-cleaning station is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to dry clean the plate. The dry-cleaning station includes a vibration device, which imposes vibrations on the plate, and a shock device, which causes the plate to experience shocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Benoît Pourcher, Gilles Walrand, Frédéric Pialot, Albin Effernelli, Miguel Torres-Castellano
  • Publication number: 20200055247
    Abstract: A powder-based additive manufacturing installation (10) comprises a powder layering device (14) that can be displaced along a path linking a start zone (A) and an end zone (B). The layering device (14) comprises powder smoothing means (35) for depositing powder in a powder deposition zone (P) situated between the start zone (A) and the end zone (B). The installation furthermore comprises a cleaning device (60) situated on the path of the layering device (14), the cleaning device (60) comprising a brushing device (62) for brushing at least one surface of the powder smoothing means (35).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN GEAY, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO, OLIVIER LAUWERS, JEREMY CHAGNARD, ALEXIS TREILHES
  • Publication number: 20190270249
    Abstract: A powder-based additive manufacturing installation (10) comprises a powder layering device (14) that can be displaced along a path linking a start zone (A) and an end zone (B). The layering device (14) comprises powder deposition means (18) for depositing powder in a powder deposition zone (D) situated between the start zone (A) and the end zone (B). The installation comprises a cleaning device (40) situated on the path of the layering device (14). The cleaning device (40) comprises a blowing device (42) configured to blow a gas flow onto at least one surface of the powder deposition means (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN GEAY, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO, OLIVIER LAUWERS, JEREMY CHAGNARD, ALEXIS TREILHES
  • Publication number: 20180236504
    Abstract: A device is provided for dry cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process that involves powder. The device includes a confinement enclosure, a loader, and a dry-cleaning station. The confinement enclosure includes an entry lock through which a plate to be cleaned enters. The loader is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to receive and transport the plate. The dry-cleaning station is located within the confinement enclosure and is structured to dry clean the plate. The dry-cleaning station includes a vibration device, which imposes vibrations on the plate, and a shock device, which causes the plate to experience shocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: BENOÎT POURCHER, GILLES WALRAND, FRÉDÉRIC PIALOT, ALBIN EFFERNELLI, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO
  • Publication number: 20180215097
    Abstract: An installation is provided for cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process performed using a powder. The installation includes an entry lock, an exit lock, a dry cleaner, a wet cleaner, and a conveyor system. The entry lock is structured to accept into the installation a plate that is to be cleaned. The exit lock is structured to allow the plate to be extracted from the installation after cleaning. The dry cleaner is structured to clean the plate using vibrations and shocks in a first confinement enclosure. The wet cleaner is structured to clean the plate using at least one liquid in a second confinement enclosure. The conveyor system is structured to transport the plate between the dry cleaner, the wet cleaner, and the exit lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: BENOÎT POURCHER, GILLES WALRAND, FRÉDÉRIC PIALOT, ALBIN EFFERNELLI, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO
  • Publication number: 20180193887
    Abstract: A method is provided for dry cleaning a plate used in an additive manufacturing process involving a powder. According to the method, unconsolidated powder is separated from a plate and collected by imposing vibrations on the plate and causing the plate to experience shocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: BENOÎT POURCHER, GILLES WALRAND, FRÉDÉRIC PIALOT, ALBIN EFFERNELLI, MIGUEL TORRES-CASTELLANO
  • Publication number: 20110017403
    Abstract: A rigid core which at least partly defines a manufacturing form for the inside surface of a tire, the core comprising a plurality of circumferentially adjacent segments (10) arranged side by side in contact with each other via their transverse faces, said transverses faces of at least one segment being convergent radially away from the core, each of said segments comprising an attachment part (13) for attachment to a locking member for locking the various segments (10), said attachment part (13) being provided at the radially inner edge of each of the segments (10), in which core at least one electrical heating resistor (17) is moulded into each of the segments (10); the electrical resistor comprises a heating resistor wire (17) running in a steel tube (16), and said segment (10) is essentially made from a grade of cast iron whose melting point is below the melting point of said steel tube (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicants: Societe De Tecnologie Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Tecnique S.A.
    Inventors: Miguel Torres-Castellano, Alain Soulalioux
  • Patent number: 5609705
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for arranging cut lengths of reinforcement cords in parallel on a moving rubber surface by feeding the cord into successive cord receiving receptacles on a rotor, cutting predetermined lengths of the cords introduced into the receptacles, removing the cords from the receptacles by a comb which intermeshes with the rotor and advancing and guiding the parallel cords onto the moving rubber surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Sedepro
    Inventors: Daniel Laurent, Miguel Torres Castellano