Patents by Inventor Nathaniel Ching

Nathaniel Ching 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: 20210046715
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cured vessel is disclosed herein. The method comprises wrapping a first bladder in a first composite laminate, wrapping a second bladder in a second composite laminate. The method further comprises joining the first composite laminate and the second composite laminate by wrapping them both in a third composite laminate to form an un-cured vessel. The un-cured vessel is cured by heating the uncured vessel and pressurizing the bladder while the uncured vessel is in a vessel mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: NATHANIEL CHING, Jin Hu, Casey Slane
  • Patent number: 10920994
    Abstract: A heater panel includes a core and a heater/dielectric layer including a positive thermal coefficient (PTC) heater layer between a pair of dielectric layers. A structural facing is included, wherein the heater/dielectric layer is bonded directly between the core and the structural facing. A second structural facing can be bonded to the core opposite the heater/dielectric layer. An impact layer can be bonded to the structural facing, e.g., the first structural facing described above, opposite the heater/dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Casey Slane
  • Patent number: 10899427
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly with an impact layer is made to absorb blunt force and protect a heating element inside the assembly. The assembly further includes a plurality of structural layer made of a reinforced polymer matrix, one or more core layer with a honeycomb or foam structure for absorbing shear stress, and a heating layer containing the heating element. The impact layer is a composite layer with a resin impregnated fiber matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Brandon Hein, George F. Owens, James A. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10875623
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly for aircraft includes structural layers made of a fiber matrix and a high temperature thermoplastic resin. The structural layers are within the heated floor panel assembly to protect the other assembly components from damage and absorb stress. The heated floor panel assembly further includes a heating layer with a heating element, an impact layer, and a core layer to take shear stress exerted on the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Patent number: 10785831
    Abstract: An ice protection heater element includes a carbon allotrope heater with micro-perforations across up to about sixty percent of the carbon allotrope heater's surface. The micro-perforations allow uniform heating across the heating element and tailored electrical resistances for ice protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Nathaniel Ching
  • Publication number: 20200215772
    Abstract: A method of making a multi-section tank with composite material includes pre-tensioning the composite material, wrapping a soluble tool in the composite material, and curing the composite material around the soluble tool. The composite material is pre-tensioned with force to align fibers in the composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Jin Hu
  • Publication number: 20200215725
    Abstract: A method of making a blind hole in a wall of a multi-section tank during manufacture includes inserting a thin, flexible composite spacer ring in a hole in a composite material between mating parts of a soluble tool. The composite spacer ring is cured to the composite material during curing and maintains the hole between sections of the tank once completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Wenping Zhao, Casey Slane
  • Patent number: 10703481
    Abstract: A conformable tank includes a body with a plurality of composite walls formed around a cavity, and an internal support connected to one of the plurality of composite walls and positioned in the cavity. The plurality of composite walls includes a flat side wall disposed opposite a curved side wall. A first section of one of the plurality of composite walls includes an exterior facing, an interior facing, and a core positioned between the exterior facing and the interior facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200189753
    Abstract: A method of making an adhesive for an ice protection assembly includes mixing ferrous nanoparticles into the adhesive. Removal of the adhesive for ice protection assembly inspection or repair includes heating the ferrous nanoparticles in the adhesive to soften the adhesive and allow for easy removal or repositioning of the ice protection assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Peter J. Walsh, Casey Slane
  • Publication number: 20200189752
    Abstract: A method of making an adhesive for an ice protection assembly includes transferring Z-CNTs from a substrate carrier into the adhesive. De-bonding of the adhesive for ice protection assembly inspection or repair or repositioning at initial installation includes heating the Z-CNTs in the adhesive to soften the adhesive and allow for easy removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Peter J. Walsh, Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching
  • Publication number: 20200140097
    Abstract: An ice protection system for an aircraft component includes a plurality of heaters. The aircraft component has at least two section and a junction area. At least one of the heaters is an H-shape carbon allotrope heater designed to apply heat to the junction area and prevent ice accumulation in the junction area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Galdemir Cezar Botura, James A. Mullen, Mark James Didyk
  • Publication number: 20200120760
    Abstract: Additively manufactured heating elements for tubes are made from a positive temperature coefficient heater ink printed on the tube. A bus bar is likewise printed onto the tube using a conductive ink. The positive temperature coefficient heater ink and bust bar conductive ink are encapsulated with a closing adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Daniel Waina, Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200022224
    Abstract: A heating element includes a first bus bar disposed to receive current from a power source, and a second bus bar non-adjacent to the first bus bar. The heating element further includes a polymer ink section extending between the first and second bus bars, and the section includes a plurality of PTC polymer inks each different from one another. The second bus bar is electrically connected to the first bus bar via the polymer ink section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200009825
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly for aircraft includes an impact layer made from a 2-D or 3-D woven high temperature thermoplastic fiber matrix impregnated with a resin. The impact layer can further include woven metallic fibers. The assembly also includes a stack of structural layers, a heating layer, and a core layer for absorbing shear stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200010167
    Abstract: A heater panel includes a core. A heater/dielectric layer including a positive thermal coefficient (PTC) heater layer between a pair of dielectric layers is bonded to the core in a stack. An impact layer is bonded to the stack, wherein the impact layer includes a first sub-layer for impact absorption that is bonded to the stack and a second sub-layer for cut resistance bonded to the first sub-layer. The second sub-layer has a higher material hardness than that of the first-sub layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200010169
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly with an impact layer is made to absorb blunt force and protect a heating element inside the assembly. The assembly further includes a plurality of structural layer made of a reinforced polymer matrix, one or more core layer with a honeycomb or foam structure for absorbing shear stress, and a heating layer containing the heating element. The impact layer is a composite layer with a resin impregnated fiber matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Brandon Hein, George F. Owens, James A. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20200011542
    Abstract: A heater panel includes a core and a heater/dielectric layer including a positive thermal coefficient (PTC) heater layer between a pair of dielectric layers. A structural facing is included, wherein the heater/dielectric layer is bonded directly between the core and the structural facing. A second structural facing can be bonded to the core opposite the heater/dielectric layer. An impact layer can be bonded to the structural facing, e.g., the first structural facing described above, opposite the heater/dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Casey Slane
  • Publication number: 20200010168
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly for aircraft includes structural layers made of a fiber matrix and a high temperature thermoplastic resin. The structural layers are within the heated floor panel assembly to protect the other assembly components from damage and absorb stress. The heated floor panel assembly further includes a heating layer with a heating element, an impact layer, and a core layer to take shear stress exerted on the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200015325
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly contains a positive temperature coefficient heater secured in the assembly through a number of welded joints through a thermoplastic dielectric layer. The positive temperature coefficient heater is on a thermoplastic substrate, which is bonded to the thermoplastic dielectric layer. The assembly further includes an impact layer, a core layer, and structural layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, George F. Owens, Casey Slane, Brandon Hein, Daniel Waina, James A. Mullen, Melissa Leigh Patterson, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200011543
    Abstract: A heater panel includes a core and a heater/dielectric layer including a positive thermal coefficient (PTC) heater layer between a pair of dielectric layers. A structural facing is included, wherein the heater/dielectric layer is bonded directly between the core and the structural facing. A second structural facing can be bonded to the core opposite the heater/dielectric layer. An impact layer can be bonded to the structural facing, e.g., the first structural facing described above, opposite the heater/dielectric layer. The heater layer can be formed by direct writing a heating element pattern onto a dielectric layer bonded to the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura