Patents by Inventor Steven Forrest Son

Steven Forrest Son 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: 11027484
    Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) printed fluoropolymer-based energetic compositions are made using 3D printing methods. The 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic compositions comprise a fluoropolymer and a reactive metal or metal oxide. The total weight percentage of the fluoropolymer and the reactive metal or metal oxide is 70-100% of the 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic composition, and the weight percentage of the reactive metal or metal oxide is 5-85 wt % of the total weight of the 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic material. The 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic material has a thickness of at least 200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Rhoads, George Tsu-Chih Chiu, Ibrahim Emre Gunduz, Trevor John Fleck, Allison Kelly Murray, Steven Forrest Son
  • Patent number: 11008263
    Abstract: A reactive burning rate accelerator is provided that is configured to be at least partially embedded in a solid energetic material and comprises at least one metallic component and at least one non-metallic component. The reactive burning rate accelerator is configured to ignite and combust to increase the mass burning rate of the solid energetic material. Also provided are solid energetic materials comprising the reactive burning accelerator and methods of manufacturing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Sarah Isert, Steven Forrest Son, Colin D. Lane, Ibrahim Emre Gunduz
  • Publication number: 20210046701
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatus for 3D printing of highly viscous materials, especially to high amplitude ultrasonic vibration facilitated lower temperature 3D printing of highly viscous materials with a viscosity of at least 1000 Pa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Rhoads, Ibrahim Emre Gunduz, Steven Forrest Son, George Tsu-Chih Chiu
  • Patent number: 10870234
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatus for 3D printing of highly viscous materials, especially to high amplitude ultrasonic vibration facilitated lower temperature 3D printing of highly viscous materials with a viscosity of at least 1000 Pa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Rhoads, Ibrahim Emre Gunduz, Steven Forrest Son, George Tsu-Chih Chiu
  • Publication number: 20200333005
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel non-metallic ignition devices, and the method of making and using the novel non-metallic ignition devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Rhoads, Bryan W. Boudouris, Steven Forrest Son, Miranda P McConnell
  • Publication number: 20200189154
    Abstract: A compound for protection of an object from a blast or shock wave. The compound include a matrix material and at least a first and second sets of inclusions in the matrix material that differ in size, quantity, shape and/or composition in a direction through the impact-absorbing material, the combination of which contributes to the ability of the material to exhibit at least one property that changes as the inclusions are deformed in response to a blast or shock wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Nauman, Anne Dye Zakrajsek, Andrew James Zakrajsek, Steven Forrest Son, Evan Louis Breedlove
  • Publication number: 20190315023
    Abstract: A compound for protection of an object from a blast or shock wave. The compound include a matrix material and at least a first and second sets of inclusions in the matrix material that differ in size, quantity, shape and/or composition in a direction through the impact-absorbing material, the combination of which contributes to the ability of the material to exhibit at least one property that changes as the inclusions are deformed in response to a blast or shock wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Nauman, Anne Dye Zakrajsek, Andrew Zakrajsek, Steven Forrest Son, Evan Louis Breedlove
  • Publication number: 20190283319
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatus for 3D printing of highly viscous materials, especially to high amplitude ultrasonic vibration facilitated lower temperature 3D printing of highly viscous materials with a viscosity of at least 1000 Pa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Rhoads, Ibrahim Emre Gunduz, Steven Forrest Son, George Tsu-Chih Chiu
  • Patent number: 10183423
    Abstract: A compound for protection of an object from a blast or shock wave. The compound include a matrix material and at least a first and second sets of inclusions in the matrix material that differ in size, quantity, shape and/or composition in a direction through the impact-absorbing material, the combination of which contributes to the ability of the material to exhibit at least one property that changes as the inclusions are deformed in response to a blast or shock wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Eric Nauman, Anne Dye Zakrajsek, Andrew Zakrajsek, Steven Forrest Son, Evan Louis Breedlove
  • Publication number: 20180022663
    Abstract: A reactive burning rate accelerator is provided that is configured to be at least partially embedded in a solid energetic material and comprises at least one metallic component and at least one non-metallic component. The reactive burning rate accelerator is configured to ignite and combust to increase the mass burning rate of the solid energetic material. Also provided are solid energetic materials comprising the reactive burning accelerator and methods of manufacturing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Sarah Isert, Steven Forrest Son, Colin D. Lane, Ibrahim Emre Gunduz
  • Publication number: 20150202806
    Abstract: A compound for protection of an object from a blast or shock wave. The compound include a matrix material and at least a first and second sets of inclusions in the matrix material that differ in size, quantity, shape and/or composition in a direction through the impact-absorbing material, the combination of which contributes to the ability of the material to exhibit at least one property that changes as the inclusions are deformed in response to a blast or shock wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Eric NAUMAN, Anne Dye ZAKRAJSEK, Andrew ZAKRAJSEK, Steven Forrest SON, Evan Louis BREEDLOVE
  • Patent number: 9056983
    Abstract: A compound for protection of an object from a blast or shock wave. The compound include a matrix material and at least a first and second sets of inclusions in the matrix material that differ in size, quantity, shape and/or composition in a direction through the impact-absorbing material, the combination of which contributes to the ability of the material to exhibit at least one property that changes as the inclusions are deformed in response to a blast or shock wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Eric Nauman, Anne Dye Zakrajsek, Andrew Zakrajsek, Steven Forrest Son, Thomas Michael Talavage, Evan Louis Breedlove
  • Publication number: 20140073734
    Abstract: A compound for protection of an object from a blast or shock wave. The compound include a matrix material and at least a first and second sets of inclusions in the matrix material that differ in size, quantity, shape and/or composition in a direction through the impact-absorbing material, the combination of which contributes to the ability of the material to exhibit at least one property that changes as the inclusions are deformed in response to a blast or shock wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Eric Nauman, Anne Dye Zakrajsek, Andrew Zakrajsek, Steven Forrest Son