Patents by Inventor Pontus Nordin

Pontus Nordin 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: 10350837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to composite articles comprising non-linear elongated nanostructures and associated systems and methods. In certain embodiments, collections of carbon nanotubes or other elongated nanostructures can be used to provide mechanical reinforcement along multiple directions within a composite article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Saab AB
    Inventors: Brian L. Wardle, Pontus Nordin
  • Patent number: 10343372
    Abstract: The present invention regards an article (5) comprising at least one composite material, comprising matrix material (19) and at least one micro-sized reinforcement element distributions (23), arranged in plies (13) positioned on top of each other. The nano-sized reinforcement elements (17, 17?, 17?, 17??) are arranged in between and/or inside the micro-sized reinforcement element distributions (23), the nano-sized reinforcement elements (17, 17?, 17?, 17??) having matrix material accumulation properties so as to provide a tailored increased reinforcement volume of said one or more distributions (23). The present invention regards a method for manufacture of a composite article (5) and use of the article (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Pontus Nordin, Goete Strindberg
  • Patent number: 10131415
    Abstract: An airframe leading edge part designed to be replaceable fixed to a structural portion which during use moves through the air. The airframe leading edge part includes first and second longitudinal joint edges adapted to fit the structural portion. At least one joint is provided between the structural portion and at least one of the longitudinal joint edges. The joint is adapted to break in the event of a object strikes and deforms the airframe leading edge part during use. The joint is designed to break at beforehand determined maximum joint strength of the joint. Also a repair method for exchanging a damaged leading edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Göte Strindberg
  • Patent number: 10035578
    Abstract: An airfoil article including a composite skin having a first surface and a second surface opposite first surface, forming a leading edge. The leading edge is during use subjected to an airflow meeting the leading edge at stagnation points. The leading edge includes an elongated member. The outer surface of the elongated member is arranged flush with the first surface of the composite skin such that an essentially smooth aerodynamic surface of the leading edge is formed. The elongated member is adapted to serve as an erosion protection of the leading edge and to function as an electrode of a plasma generating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Göte Strindberg
  • Publication number: 20170341316
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to composite articles comprising non-linear elongated nanostructures and associated systems and methods. In certain embodiments, collections of carbon nanotubes or other elongated nanostructures can be used to provide mechanical reinforcement along multiple directions within a composite article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Saab AB
    Inventors: Brian L. Wardle, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20170129207
    Abstract: The present invention regards an article (5) comprising at least one composite material, comprising matrix material (19) and at least one micro-sized reinforcement element distributions (23), arranged in plies (13) positioned on top of each other. The nano-sized reinforcement elements (17, 17?, 17?, 17??) are arranged in between and/or inside the micro-sized reinforcement element distributions (23), the nano-sized reinforcement elements (17, 17?, 17?, 17??) having matrix material accumulation properties so as to provide a tailored increased reinforcement volume of said one or more distributions (23). The present invention regards a method for manufacture of a composite article (5) and use of the article (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Pontus Nordin, Goete Strindberg
  • Patent number: 9180979
    Abstract: An aircraft article composite forming tool and a method for producing the tool. The aircraft article to be formed includes a composite material including an outer surface. The aircraft article composite forming tool includes a matrix laminate made of at least an upper ply including a forming surface for forming the aircraft article and outer surface. The upper ply includes a nano filament structure embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20150298791
    Abstract: An airfoil article including a composite skin having a first surface and a second surface opposite first surface, forming a leading edge. The leading edge is during use subjected to an airflow meeting the leading edge at stagnation points. The leading edge includes an elongated member. The outer surface of the elongated member is arranged flush with the first surface of the composite skin such that an essentially smooth aerodynamic surface of the leading edge is formed. The elongated member is adapted to serve as an erosion protection of the leading edge and to function as an electrode of a plasma generating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Göte Strindberg
  • Publication number: 20150298787
    Abstract: An airframe leading edge part designed to be replaceable fixed to a structural portion which during use moves through the air. The airframe leading edge part includes first and second longitudinal joint edges adapted to fit the structural portion. At least one joint is provided between the structural portion and at least one of the longitudinal joint edges. The joint is adapted to break in the event of a object strikes and deforms the airframe leading edge part during use. The joint is designed to break at beforehand determined maximum joint strength of the joint. Also a repair method for exchanging a damaged leading edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Pontus NORDIN, Göte Strindberg
  • Publication number: 20150290845
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a composite aircraft article aerodynamic surface by forming the composite aircraft article aerodynamic surface on an aircraft article composite forming tool. The aircraft article composite forming tool includes a matrix laminate including an upper ply including a forming surface for forming the composite aircraft article aerodynamic surface. The upper ply of the aircraft article composite forming tool includes a nano filament structure embedded therein. A blank is conformed onto the aircraft article composite forming tool. The aircraft article is formed on the upper ply of the forming surface. The forming surface of the aircraft article composite forming tool is adapted to form an aerodynamic surface of the aircraft article. The blank is cured into the aircraft article. The composite aircraft article is finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Per HALLANDER, Mikael PETERSSON, Björn WEIDMANN, Tommy GRANKÄLL, Göte STRINDBERG, Pontus NORDIN
  • Publication number: 20150292074
    Abstract: An aerial article including a composite skin, a leading edge facing an airflow during use of the aerial article, an erosion resistant coating including a metallic material, and an aerodynamic surface. The coating at least partly covers the composite skin of the aerial article. The coating has a porosity sufficiently high to provide an open area, diffusion passage way, so as to permit moisture transportation from the composite skin to the aerodynamic surface of the coating. A method of applying an erosion resistant coating including a metallic material to a composite skin of an aerial article. An erosion resistant coating material is provided onto the composite skin over a selected area of the article. The coating is porous. The outer surface of the coating is polished to achieve a smooth aerodynamic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Per Hallander, Jonas Bohlin, Thomas Hellstrom
  • Patent number: 9067674
    Abstract: The invention regards a plasma-enhanced active laminar flow actuator system (1) adapted to an aerodynamic surface (3) which has a nano-engineered composite material layer (5) comprising a set of electrodes arranged (7?, 7?) in at least an upper (P1) and a lower (P2) plane extending parallel with the aerodynamic surface (3); the electrodes (7?, 7?) comprising nano filaments (9); the electrodes (7?) of the upper plane (P1) are arranged in the aerodynamic surface (3) such that they define a smooth and hard aerodynamic surface (3); conductors (11, 11?) of nano filaments (9?) arranged for electrical communication between a control unit (13) and each of the electrodes (7?, 7?), wherein the control unit (13) is adapted to address current between cooperating electrodes (7?, 7?) of the upper and lower plane (P1, P2) from a current supply depending upon air flow characteristic signals fed from air flow sensor means (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Göte Strindberg
  • Patent number: 9040142
    Abstract: A composite article having a longitudinal direction and a transversal direction. The article includes a stack of plies wherein one ply is a bottom ply and one ply is a top ply. Most or all of the plies include fibers. A plurality of plies have fibers substantially in an orthogonal direction and substantially in a same direction as the longitudinally direction of the article. The bottom ply and the top ply have fibers in a substantially orthogonal direction to the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one ply has the fibers substantially in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one of the plies having fibers substantially in the longitudinal direction includes particles selected from the group of thermoplastic tougheners, nano particles, micro particles, elastic particles, elastomer particles and polymer particles or a combination. Also a method of forming an article on a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Björn Weidmann, Mikael Petersson, Per Hallander, Pontus Nordin, Tommy Grankäll
  • Patent number: 8931740
    Abstract: A de-icing/anti-icing system including at least two conductive structures embedded in an article that includes an outer surface designed as an aerodynamic surface. At least one of the conductive structures is arranged adjacent the outer surface. A control unit adapted to control the energy supply to the conductive structures for generating heat to the outer surface. A first of the conductive structures includes a first conductive nano structure and a second of the conductive structures includes a second conductive nano structure. A conductive property of the first of the conductive structures differs from a conductive property of the second of the conductive structures. The first conductive nano structure serves as a heating conductor and the second conductive nano structure serves as a heating element. The first and second conductive nano structures are embedded in a common plane of a resin layer forming the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Göte Strindberg
  • Patent number: 8916252
    Abstract: A structural composite part made of pre-impregnated fiber plies. The edges of two adjacent fiber plies are connected via a longitudinal composite joint made structural by a nanostructure arranged within the composite joint. A method of producing a structural composite part made of pre-impregnated fiber plies. The edges of two adjacent fiber plies are connected via a longitudinal composite joint made structural by a nanostructure and an aircraft structure comprising such structural composite parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Bjorn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin, Rustan Önnefors
  • Patent number: 8662452
    Abstract: A structural article including an outer surface that serves as an aerodynamic surface when the structural article is subjected for an air stream. A resin matrix laminate includes an upper ply and a bottom ply. A heating element is arranged in contact with the bottom ply and coupled to a power supply unit in purpose to deice/anti-ice the outer surface. Each ply includes a thermally conductive filament structure having a filament orientation such that the prolongation of the filaments has an extension essentially perpendicular to the extension of the laminate. The thermally conductive filament structure of the upper ply is embedded in the upper ply in such way that at least a portion of the thermally conductive filament structure is exposed in the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20130291979
    Abstract: The invention regards a plasma-enhanced active laminar flow actuator system (1) adapted to an aerodynamic surface (3) which has a nano-engineered composite material layer(5) comprising a set of electrodes arranged (7?, 7?) in at least an upper (P1) and a lower (P2) plane extending parallel with the aerodynamic surface (3); the electrodes (7?, 7?) comprising nano filaments (9); the electrodes (7?) of the upper plane (P1) are arranged in the aerodynamic surface (3) such that they define a smooth and hard aerodynamic surface (3);conductors (11, 11?) of nano filaments (9?) arranged for electrical communication between a control unit (13) and each of the electrodes (7?, 7?), wherein the control unit (13) is adapted to address current between cooperating electrodes (7?, 7?) of the upper and lower plane (P1, P2) from a current supply depending upon air flow characteristic signals fed from air flow sensor means (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Göte Strindberg
  • Publication number: 20130240110
    Abstract: An aircraft article composite forming tool and a method for producing the tool. The aircraft article to be formed includes a composite material including an outer surface. The aircraft article composite forming tool includes a matrix laminate made of at least an upper ply including a forming surface for forming the aircraft article and outer surface. The upper ply includes a nano filament structure embedded therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20130129968
    Abstract: A composite article having a longitudinal direction and a transversal direction. The article includes a stack of plies wherein one ply is a bottom ply and one ply is a top ply. Most or all of the plies include fibers. A plurality of plies have fibers substantially in an orthogonal direction and substantially in a same direction as the longitudinally direction of the article. The bottom ply and the top ply have fibers in a substantially orthogonal direction to the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one ply has the fibers substantially in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one of the plies having fibers substantially in the longitudinal direction includes particles selected from the group of thermoplastic tougheners, nano particles, micro particles, elastic particles, elastomer particles and polymer particles or a combination. Also a method of forming an article on a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Björn Weidmann, Mikael Petersson, Per Hallander, Pontus Nordin, Tommy Grankäll
  • Publication number: 20130043342
    Abstract: A de-icing/anti-icing system including at least two conductive structures embedded in an article that includes an outer surface designed as an aerodynamic surface. At least one of the conductive structures is arranged adjacent the outer surface. A control unit adapted to control the energy supply to the conductive structures for generating heat to the outer surface. A first of the conductive structures includes a first conductive nano structure and a second of the conductive structures includes a second conductive nano structure. A conductive property of the first of the conductive structures differs from a conductive property of the second of the conductive structures. The first conductive nano structure serves as a heating conductor and the second conductive nano structure serves as a heating element. The first and second conductive nano structures are embedded in a common plane of a resin layer forming the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Pontus Nordin, Göte Strindberg