Patents by Inventor Nicolas Degiorgio

Nicolas Degiorgio 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: 11440242
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: I) applying a filament of an at least partially fused construction material to a support so as to obtain a layer of the construction material which corresponds to a first selected cross-section of the article; II) applying a filament of the at least partially fused construction material to a previously applied layer of the construction material so as to obtain a further layer of the construction material which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the article and which is bonded to the previously applied layer; and III) repeating step II) until the article is formed. At least steps II) and III) are carried out in a chamber and the construction material comprises a fusible polymer. The fusible polymer has a fusion range (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at a heating rate of 5 K/min.) of ?20° C. to ?100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Levent Akbas, Peter Reichert, Jörg Büchner
  • Patent number: 11267192
    Abstract: A method for producing an object with layers of different materials in an additive manufacturing process comprises the following steps: •I) providing a construction material heated at least in part to a temperature above its glass transition temperature on a substrate, so that a layer of the construction material is obtained which corresponds to a first selected cross section of the object; •II) providing a construction material heated at least in part to a temperature above its glass transition temperature on a previously provided layer of the construction material, so that another layer of the construction material is obtained which corresponds to another selected cross section of the object and which is connected to the previously provided layer; •III) repeating step II) until the object is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Peter Reichert, Nicolas Degiorgio, Rolf Wehrmann, Helmut Werner Heuer, Eckhard Wenz
  • Patent number: 11247388
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are still free NCO groups in the material including the fusible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Ralf Rott, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Patent number: 11248998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the mechanical testing of a structure (1, 10) formed as one part, comprising the following steps: a) identifying a sub-element (2, 11) in the structure (1, 10) formed as one part for generating a test element (3, 3?) that is intended to undergo mechanical testing, wherein the sub-element (2, 11) only represents a portion of the structure (1, 10) formed as one part, b) determining the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11), c) generating the test element (3, 3?) on the basis of the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11) and at least in part or in full by way of a 3D printing process, d) carrying out at least one mechanical test on the test element (3, 3?) generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio
  • Publication number: 20220001619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for functionalizing a workpiece surface, comprising the following steps: a) providing a workpiece; b) providing a film; c) functionalizing at least one film side by the location-selective application of a functionalization composition comprising a polymer material onto part of the film side in one or more layers by means of a 3D printing process; d) creating an integrally bonded or interlocking connection between the workpiece surface and the film functionalized in step c) by bringing the film into contact with at least part of the workpiece surface, wherein the integrally bonded or interlocking connection to the workpiece surface is achieved with a functionalized film side. The invention further relates to workpieces having a surface functionalized according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Jari Birth, Thomas Buesgen
  • Patent number: 11213999
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are furthermore blocked NCO groups present in the material comprising the fusible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Publication number: 20210354376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a treated object, comprising the steps: a) producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, the object being produced by the repeated arrangement, layer by layer, of at least one first material on a substrate spatially selectively in accordance with a cross-section of the object, the method comprising the additional method step: b) at least partially bringing the object, which is still on the substrate or has already been detached from the substrate and which has been produced by additive manufacturing, into contact with a liquid heated to ?T or a powder bed of a second material heated to ?T for a time ?1 minute in order to obtain the treated object, T standing for a temperature of ?25° C. The invention further relates to an object produced by a method of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Frank-Stefan Stern, Christoph Tomczyk, Roland Wagner, Bettina Mettmann, Thomas Buesgen, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Maximilian Wolf
  • Publication number: 20210324177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fibre-reinforced 3D-printed elastic product (1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12), wherein the product comprises a weight proportion of ?50% of a polymer having a mean molecular weight of ?5000 g/mol, measured by means of GPC, and a weight proportion of ?0.5% and ?20% of one or more fibres having an aspect ratio of ?100 and a length of ?3 cm and ?1000 cm, the product being produced at least in part by means of an FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) method, and the product having a tensile modulus of ?1.5 GPa in the region of the fibre reinforcement and in the direction of the fibre symmetry axis. The product also has a tensile modulus, measured according to DIN EN ISO 527-1, of ?1.2 GPa in the region of the fibre reinforcement and perpendicular to the fibre symmetry axis, and has a yield strength of ?5%, measured according to DIN EN ISO 527-1, perpendicular to the fibre symmetry axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Thomas Buesgen
  • Patent number: 11130278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a print head (100) for an additive fused deposition modelling method having a thermoplastic construction material, comprising:—at least one inlet (10) for receiving a construction material (11) into the print head;—at least one melt region, for melting the construction material (11), which is arranged downstream of the inlet (10) and is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the inlet (10); and—at least one first outlet (30) that is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20), for discharging melted construction material (12) out of the melt region (29) at a first discharge rate; wherein—the print head (100) also comprises at least one second outlet (40) that is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20) for discharging melted or non-melted construction material (11, 12) out of the melt region (20) at a second discharge rate; and—the first discharge rate can be influenced by a first discharge rate influencing device (50) for
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Levent Akbas, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Künzel
  • Publication number: 20210252778
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are furthermore blocked NCO groups present in the material comprising the fusible polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Publication number: 20210245424
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are still free NCO groups in the material including the fusible polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Ralf Rott, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Publication number: 20210222752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a viscoelastic damping body (1, 20, 30), comprising at least one spring element (4) and at least one damping element coupled thereto, wherein the method is characterized in that the damping element and optionally also the spring element (4) are produced by means of a 3-D printing method. The invention further relates to a viscoelastic damping body (1, 20, 30) that is or can be produced according to such a method and to a volume body comprising or consisting of a plurality of such damping bodies (1, 20, 30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk ACHTEN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Jürgen HÄTTIG, Peter REICHERT
  • Publication number: 20210138720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object, comprising the step of producing the object from a construction material by means of an additive manufacturing process, wherein the construction material comprises a plurality of thermoplastic polyurethane materials. The materials differ by at least one mechanical property such as the shore hardness or the elongation at break. The invention also relates to an object obtained according to said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael KESSLER, Peter REICHERT, Roland WAGNER, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Jonas KUENZEL, Ting LIU
  • Patent number: 10926459
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: applying a layer that consists of particles to a target area; allowing, in a chamber, energy to act on a selected portion of the layer, according to a cross-section of the article, so that the particles in the selected portion are bonded, and repeating the steps of applying and allowing energy to act for a plurality of layers so that the bonded portions of the adjacent layers are bonded to form the article, at least part of the particles comprising a fusible polymer. The fusible polymer has a fusion range (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at a heating rate of 5 K/min.) of ?20° C. to ?100° C. The fusible polymer further has a complex viscosity \?*\ (determined by viscosity measurement in the melt using a plate-plate oscillating viscometer according to ISO 6721-10 at 100° C. and a shear rate of 1/s) of ?10 Pas to ?1000000 Pas. Finally, the temperature inside the chamber is ?50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Wolfgang Arndt, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Peter Reichert, Jörg Büchner
  • Publication number: 20210031435
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a material containing a meltable polymer comprising the step of applying a filament of the at least partially molten material from a discharge opening of a discharge element onto a substrate. The meltable polymer has the following properties: —a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; second heating with a heating rate of 5° C./min) in a range from ?40° C. to ?120° C.; —a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic mechanical analysis in accordance with DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) in a range from ??70° C. to ?30° C.; —a storage modulus G? (parallel plate oscillation viscometer in accordance with ISO 6721-10:2015 at a frequency of 1/s) at 20° C. above the melting point of ?1·104 Pa?—a storage modulus G? (parallel plate oscillation viscometer in accordance with ISO 6721-10:2015 at a frequency of 1/s) at 10° C. below the melting point with prior heating to a temperature of 20° C. above the melting point and subsequent cooling with a cooling rate of 1° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Peter Reichert, Nicolas Degiorgio, Martin Melchiors, Wolfgang Arndt
  • Patent number: 10806208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional object, the outer surface of which has at least one surface section that is generated in that, by means of an additive production method (layer-building forming method), initially a surface section is produced on a flat base plate (5) in two-dimensional form, comprising the following steps: I) applying at least one curable polymer or curable reaction resin with a respective elastic modulus according to DIN 53504 (effective: 18 Apr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Achten, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Thomas Michaelis, Maria Elisabeth Beenen-Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20200325951
    Abstract: A deformable body, wherein the body is constructed from a multiplicity of layers of a polymer construction material and in which a construction direction is defined perpendicular to the layers. The body preferably comprises layers with a multiplicity of curve pairs (10) which are formed by the construction material and which run in the same direction as one another, the curve pairs comprise in each case two periodic curves (20, 30) running oppositely with respect to one another, and the curve pairs comprise portions of maximum spacing to one another (40, 41, 60, 61) and portions of minimum spacing to one another (50, 51, 70, 71).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Ting Liu, Maximilian Wolf
  • Publication number: 20200309656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the mechanical testing of a structure (1, 10) formed as one part, comprising the following steps: a) identifying a sub-element (2, 11) in the structure (1, 10) formed as one part for generating a test element (3, 3?) that is intended to undergo mechanical testing, wherein the sub-element (2, 11) only represents a portion of the structure (1, 10) formed as one part, b) determining the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11), c) generating the test element (3, 3?) on the basis of the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11) and at least in part or in full by way of a 3D printing process, d) carrying out at least one mechanical test on the test element (3, 3?) generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Covestro Deutschland AG, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO
  • Publication number: 20200130283
    Abstract: A method for producing an object from a filamentary building material in an additive fused deposition modelling process, comprising the steps of: providing the building material; transporting the building material into a printhead at a feed rate for the building material, wherein the building material is transported between a driven drive wheel and a second wheel; melting the building material by means of a heating device in the printhead; discharging the molten building material to a discharge location, corresponding to a selected cross section of the object to be produced, at a discharge rate through an orifice of the printhead, with relative movement of the printhead in relation to the discharge location at a predetermined speed to movement along a predetermined path, wherein the path has at each location a curvature that can assume a positive value, zero or a negative value; wherein a control unit controls at least the drive of the drive wheel, the heating device in the printhead and the movement of the p
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel
  • Publication number: 20200009769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object comprising the the following steps: producing a shell, which surrounds a volume for holding a fluid, by means of an additive manufacturing method from a construction material; providing a reaction mixture comprising a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component in the volume and allowing the reaction mixture to react in the volume such that a polymer present at least partly in the volume is obtained. The reaction mixture has a setting time of ?2 minutes. An object that can be obtained by means of a method according to the invention comprises a shell, which defines a volume located within the shell, and a foam, which completely or partly fills the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Levent AKBAS, Bettina MEIER, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Rolf ALBACH