Patents by Inventor Roy Joseph Bourcier

Roy Joseph Bourcier 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: 20200198202
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to embodiments of an apparatus for producing polymer composite panels. The polymer composite panels include one or more layers of a polymeric matrix having discontinuous fibers embedded therein. The apparatus has a frame, a deposition bed, and a deposition head configured to move relative to the frame and over the deposition bed. The deposition head includes at least one extruder and a nozzle array. The extruder is configured to force the polymeric matrix and discontinuous fibers through the nozzle array and onto the deposition bed. The deposition head is configured to deposit an entire layer of a polymer composite panel on the deposition bed in a single pass so that the discontinuous fibers are oriented in the direction of the single pass. The disclosure also relates to embodiments of a method of forming a polymer composite panel and to embodiments of a polymer composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick W. Albor, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Eric Hamilton Starns
  • Patent number: 10618210
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to embodiments of an apparatus for producing polymer composite panels. The polymer composite panels include one or more layers of a polymeric matrix having discontinuous fibers embedded therein. The apparatus has a frame, a deposition bed, and a deposition head configured to move relative to the frame and over the deposition bed. The deposition head includes at least one extruder and a nozzle array. The extruder is configured to force the polymeric matrix and discontinuous fibers through the nozzle array and onto the deposition bed. The deposition head is configured to deposit an entire layer of a polymer composite panel on the deposition bed in a single pass so that the discontinuous fibers are oriented in the direction of the single pass. The disclosure also relates to embodiments of a method of forming a polymer composite panel and to embodiments of a polymer composite panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick W Albor, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Eric Hamilton Starns
  • Publication number: 20190366627
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to embodiments of an apparatus for producing polymer composite panels. The polymer composite panels include at least two layers of a polymeric matrix having discontinuous fibers embedded therein. The apparatus has a frame, a deposition bed, and a deposition head configured to move relative to the frame and over the deposition bed. The deposition head includes at least one extruder and a nozzle array. The extruder is configured to force the polymeric matrix and discontinuous fibers through the nozzle array and onto the deposition bed. The deposition head is configured to deposit an entire layer of a polymer composite panel on the deposition bed in a single pass so that the discontinuous fibers are oriented in the direction of the single pass. The disclosure also relates to embodiments of a method of forming a polymer composite panel and to embodiments of a polymer composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Wilson Albor, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Eric Hamilton Starns
  • Publication number: 20190366629
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to embodiments of an apparatus for producing polymer composite panels. The polymer composite panels include one or more layers of a polymeric matrix having discontinuous fibers embedded therein. The apparatus has a frame, a deposition bed, and a deposition head configured to move relative to the frame and over the deposition bed. The deposition head includes at least one extruder and a nozzle array. The extruder is configured to force the polymeric matrix and discontinuous fibers through the nozzle array and onto the deposition bed. The deposition head is configured to deposit an entire layer of a polymer composite panel on the deposition bed in a single pass so that the discontinuous fibers are oriented in the direction of the single pass. The disclosure also relates to embodiments of a method of forming a polymer composite panel and to embodiments of a polymer composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick W Albor, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Eric Hamilton Starns
  • Publication number: 20190186355
    Abstract: A thermal barrier for component surfaces of an engine. The thermal barrier includes a plurality of modules, each module includes a shield. An edge of at least one shield in the array is spaced apart from an edge of an adjacent shield in the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Wlliam Edward Lock, Richard Curwood Peterson, Irene Marjorie Slater, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20190186356
    Abstract: A segmented thermal barrier for a combustion chamber surface of an internal combustion engine. The segmented thermal barrier includes a plurality of modules, each module with a support and a shield. The edges of shields of at least two adjacent modules are spaced apart by a distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Roy Joseph Bourcier, William Edward Lock, Richard Curwood Peterson, Irene Marjorie Slater, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 10302013
    Abstract: A composite thermal barrier and methods of applying the composite thermal barrier to a metallic surface within a combustion chamber of an engine. The composite thermal barrier includes at least one metallic support structure, a metallic skin, and an insulation material. The metallic support structure is connected to a metallic surface within the combustion chamber of the engine. The metallic skin is disposed adjacent to the metallic support structure to define a void space between the metallic skin and the metallic surface. The insulation material is contained within the volume to form the composite thermal barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Roy Joseph Bourcier, William Edward Lock, Richard Curwood Peterson, Irene Marjorie Slater, Pushkar Tandon, Christopher John Warren
  • Publication number: 20170137313
    Abstract: A powder useful for making a mold utilized for shaping glass-based materials includes at least about 50% by weight nickel. Metal oxides that are not miscible with nickel may be dispersed within the powder in an amount in a range from about 0.2 to about 15% by volume. A mold made from the powder may have a mold body having a composition comprising at least 50% by weight nickel and a metal oxide that is not miscible with nickel in an amount in a range from about 0.2 to about 15% by volume, a nickel oxide layer on a surface of the mold body wherein the nickel oxide layer has first and second opposing surfaces, the first surface of the nickel oxide layer contacts and faces the surface of the mold body, the second surface of the nickel oxide layer includes a plurality of grains, and the plurality of grains has an average grain size of about 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: ANTOINE GASTON DENIS BISSON, ROY JOSEPH BOURCIER, MALLANAGOUDA DYAMANAGOUDA PATIL
  • Publication number: 20170089260
    Abstract: A composite thermal barrier and methods of applying the composite thermal barrier to a metallic surface within a combustion chamber of an engine. The composite thermal barrier includes at least one metallic support structure, a metallic skin, and an insulation material. The metallic support structure is connected to a metallic surface within the combustion chamber of the engine. The metallic skin is disposed adjacent to the metallic support structure to define a void space between the metallic skin and the metallic surface. The insulation material is contained within the volume to form the composite thermal barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Roy Joseph Bourcier, William Edward Lock, Richard Curwood Peterson, Irene Marjorie Slater, Pushkar Tandon, Christopher John Warren
  • Publication number: 20150131949
    Abstract: A method of assembling optoelectronic and/or photonic components, said method comprising: (i) providing at least two optoelectronic and/or photonic components; (ii) aligning and situating these components relative to one another and in close proximity with one another so as to: (a) provide optical coupling between these components; and (b) maintain the distance d between the adjacent parts of these components, where d is 0 to 100 ?m; (iii) adhering these components to one another with while maintaining optical coupling therebetween; and (iv) laser welding these components together while maintaining optical coupling therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Venkata Adiseshaiah Bhagavatula, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Satish Chandra Chaparala, John Himmelreich
  • Patent number: 8790483
    Abstract: A method of assembling optoelectronic and/or photonic components, said method comprising: (i) providing at least two optoelectronic and/or photonic components; (ii) aligning and situating these components relative to one another and in close proximity with one another so as to: (a) provide optical coupling between these components; and (b) maintain the distance d between the adjacent parts of these components, where d is 0 to 100 ?m; (iii) adhering these components to one another with while maintaining optical coupling therebetween; and (iv) laser welding these components together while maintaining optical coupling therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Venkata Adiseshaiah Bhagavatula, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Satish Chandra Chaparala, John Himmelreich
  • Patent number: 8456801
    Abstract: A hybrid capacitor includes an electrically non-conductive rigid or semi-rigid porous honeycomb structure having cells extending along a common direction, the cells having a plurality of cross-sectional shapes. The honeycomb structure is desirably formed of a material that is stable at temperatures of 300° or more, such that high temperature processing can be used to help ensure high purity of the final product. The material of the structure may desirably be an oxide or non-oxide ceramic, such as cordierite, silicon nitride, alumina, aluminum titanate, zircon, glass, or glass-ceramic. The plurality of shapes of the cells includes larger shapes in which cells are disposed non-galvanic electrodes, with galvanic electrodes disposed in cells of other shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Bourcier, Kishor Purushottam Gadkaree, Mallanagouda Dyamanagouda Patil, Huan-Hung Sheng, Mark J. Soulliere
  • Patent number: 8300385
    Abstract: Composite carbon electrodes for use in, for example, Capacitive Deionization (CDI) of a fluid stream or, for example, an electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) are described. Methods of making the composite carbon electrodes are also described. The composite carbon electrode comprises an electrically conductive porous matrix comprising carbon; and an electric double layer capacitor, comprising an activated carbonized material, dispersed throughout the pore volume of the electrically conductive porous matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Todd P St Clair, Prantik Mazumder, Andrew R Nadjadi, Vitor Marino Schneider
  • Patent number: 8142522
    Abstract: Capacitive devices are described having electrical interconnects of electrodes which possess efficient electrical contact between current collectors, electrical isolation of electrodes, and/or electrochemical stability, while minimizing the mechanical stress and strain applied to the electrodes. The capacitive devices are adaptable to a wide range of electrode dimensions and electrode stack heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Bourcier, Todd P St Clair, Andrew R Nadjadi, Vitor Marino Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110163273
    Abstract: Composite carbon electrodes for use in, for example, Capacitive Deionization (CDI) of a fluid stream or, for example, an electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) are described. Methods of making the composite carbon electrodes are also described. The composite carbon electrode comprises an electrically conductive porous matrix comprising carbon; and an electric double layer capacitor, comprising an activated carbonized material, dispersed throughout the pore volume of the electrically conductive porous matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Todd P. St Claire, Prantik Mazumder, Andrew R. Nadjadi, Vitor Marino Schneider
  • Patent number: 7933114
    Abstract: Composite carbon electrodes for use in, for example, Capacitive Deionization (CDI) of a fluid stream or, for example, an electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) are described. Methods of making the composite carbon electrodes are also described. The composite carbon electrode comprises an electrically conductive porous matrix comprising carbon; and an electric double layer capacitor, comprising an activated carbonized material, dispersed throughout the pore volume of the electrically conductive porous matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Roy Joseph Bourcier, Todd P St Clair, Prantik Mazumder, Andrew R Nadjadi, Vitor Marino Schneider
  • Patent number: 7903389
    Abstract: An ultracapacitor or hybrid capacitor includes an electrically non-conductive rigid or semi-rigid porous honeycomb separator structure having cells extending along a common direction and supporting current collector structure(s) thereon. The current collector structure may be porous and extend continuously on all inner surfaces of a cell of the honeycomb structure, or may extend along the common direction on separate portions of the inner surfaces of a cell. The material may desirably be an oxide or non-oxide ceramic, such as cordierite, silicon nitride, aluminum titanate, alumina, zircon, glass, or glass-ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Bourcier, Kishor Purushottam Gadkaree, Mallanagouda Dyamanagouda Patil, Huan-Hung Sheng, Mark J Soulliere
  • Patent number: 7859827
    Abstract: An ultracapacitor or hybrid capacitor includes an electrically non-conductive rigid or semi-rigid porous honeycomb structure (12) having cells extending along a common direction and having an average density per unit area within in a plane perpendicular to the common direction exceeding 15.5 per square centimeter, desirably formed of a material that is stable at temperatures of 300° or more, such that high temperatures processing can be used to help ensure high purity of the final product. The material may desirably be an oxide or non-oxide ceramic, such as cordierite, silicon nitride, alumina, aluminum titanate, zircon, glass, or glass-ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Bourcier, Kishor Purushottam Gadkaree, Mallanagouda Dyamanagouda Patil, Huan-Hung Sheng, Mark J Soulliere
  • Publication number: 20100306979
    Abstract: Capacitive devices are described having electrical interconnects of electrodes which possess efficient electrical contact between current collectors, electrical isolation of electrodes, and/or electrochemical stability, while minimizing the mechanical stress and strain applied to the electrodes. The capacitive devices are adaptable to a wide range of electrode dimensions and electrode stack heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Bourcier, Todd P. St Clair, Andrew R. Nadjadi, Vitor Marino Schneider
  • Patent number: 7766981
    Abstract: Capacitive devices are described having electrical interconnects of electrodes which possess efficient electrical contact between current collectors, electrical isolation of electrodes, and/or electrochemical stability, while minimizing the mechanical stress and strain applied to the electrodes. The capacitive devices are adaptable to a wide range of electrode dimensions and electrode stack heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Bourcier, Todd St. Clair, Andrew Nadjadi, Vitor Marino Schneider