Patents by Inventor Susan L. Wilson

Susan L. Wilson 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: 20210205155
    Abstract: An adjustable anatomical support and seat cushion apparatus for wheelchairs and the like, including a resilient, cellular thermoplastic honeycomb seat cushion member and a pivotally attached base member forming a planar base upon which the cushion member will rest when folded about the attaching pivot to engage and lay thereupon. Positioned upon and secured to the base member and disposed between it and the overlying cushion member, are user or therapist positionable, prescriptively sized and shaped pelvic obliquity elements, pommel elements and/or wedge elements operative to deform the cushion member when engaged with the bottom thereof. The assembly of components is contained within a suitable fabric cover envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Susan L. Wilson, Curtis L. Landi
  • Publication number: 20210085544
    Abstract: An adjustable anatomical support and seat cushion apparatus for wheelchairs and the like, including a resilient, cellular thermoplastic honeycomb seat cushion member and a pivotally attached base member forming a planar base upon which the cushion member will rest when folded about the attaching pivot to engage and lay thereupon. Positioned upon and secured to the base member and disposed between it and the overlying cushion member, are user or therapist positionable, prescriptively sized and shaped pelvic obliquity elements, pommel elements and/or wedge elements operative to deform the cushion member when engaged with the bottom thereof. The assembly of components is contained within a suitable fabric cover envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Susan L. Wilson, Curtis L. Landi
  • Patent number: 9708067
    Abstract: An aircraft seat cushion, combining comfort, durability as well as passenger protection and maneuverability under extreme conditions is provided in accordance with the present invention. The main constituent elements of the subject seat cushion may be effectively combined in a number of configurations. For example, a typical seat cushion configuration may have one or more base or bottom layers of foam or other traditional seat cushion forming materials or alternatively, of a resilient honeycomb material, and have one or more upper layers of resilient energy absorbing honeycomb material which may be considered the main cushioning layer. The cushion may be enclosed in an enveloping cover of fabric or other suitable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SUPRACOR, INC.
    Inventors: Susan L. Wilson, Curtis L. Landi
  • Publication number: 20170174346
    Abstract: An aircraft seat cushion, combining comfort, durability as well as passenger protection and maneuverability under extreme conditions is provided in accordance with the present invention. The main constituent elements of the subject seat cushion may be effectively combined in a number of configurations. For example, a typical seat cushion configuration may have one or more base or bottom layers of foam or other traditional seat cushion forming materials or alternatively, of a resilient honeycomb material, and have one or more upper layers of resilient energy absorbing honeycomb material which may be considered the main cushioning layer. The cushion may be enclosed in an enveloping cover of fabric or other suitable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Susan L. Wilson, Curtis L. LANDI
  • Patent number: 6574947
    Abstract: The inventive saddle pads are for placement between a saddle and a horse's back, or between a saddle and the rider, for therapeutic and cushioning protection for the horse and for the rider. The saddle pads incorporate a perforated honeycomb cellular structure which contours to the horse's back and/or the saddle to provide uniform load distribution. The honeycomb cells of the pad are aligned perpendicular to the horse's back and flex with movement to reduce shear forces against the horse's skin. The ability of the honeycomb to contour and flex with the movement helps keep the pad securely in place, eliminating rubbing and chafing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson, Selver Kulovic
  • Publication number: 20020152730
    Abstract: The inventive saddle pads are for placement between a saddle and a horse's back, or between a saddle and the rider, for therapeutic and cushioning protection for the horse and for the rider. The saddle pads incorporate a perforated honeycomb cellular structure which contours to the horse's back and/or the saddle to provide uniform load distribution. The honeycomb cells of the pad are aligned perpendicular to the horse's back and flex with movement to reduce shear forces against the horse's skin. The ability of the honeycomb to contour and flex with the movement helps keep the pad securely in place, eliminating rubbing and chafing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson, Selver Kulovic
  • Patent number: 6415583
    Abstract: The inventive saddle pads are for placement between a saddle and a horse's back, or between a saddle and the rider, for therapeutic and cushioning protection for the horse and for the rider. The saddle pads incorporate a perforated honeycomb cellular structure which contours to the horse's back and/or the saddle to provide uniform load distribution. The honeycomb cells of the pad are aligned perpendicular to the horse's back and flex with movement to reduce shear forces against the horse's skin. The ability of the honeycomb to contour and flex with the movement helps keep the pad securely in place, eliminating rubbing and chafing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Supracor, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson, Selver Kulovic
  • Patent number: 5840400
    Abstract: Perforated core honeycomb panel and pump system including a panel comprised of a core of perforated, thermoplastic elastomeric honeycomb bonded to and disposed between upper and lower sheets of thermoplastic elastomeric facing material. The core is made from a plurality of advanced grade, thermoplastic elastomeric strips that have been perforated, such that there is a matrix of small holes formed in the core walls. The strips are intermittently fusion welded or bonded to form a stack which can be expanded to form a honeycomb-like network of cells. The upper and lower facing sheets are bonded to the core and extend outwardly beyond the core, and are sealed around their perimeters so as to form a closed chamber which is hermetically sealed and adapted to contain a suitable gas. In one embodiment, the chamber is communicatively coupled, via a conduit, to an exhaust valve and a bulb pump in order to permit the gas contained within the chamber to be selectively increased or decreased in pressure or volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5840397
    Abstract: An improved sports pad for protecting a particular area of a user's body and including a relatively rigid, lightweight plate molded to conform to the protected body area, an outer layer of resilient thermoplastic honeycomb padding affixed to the outer surface of the plate, and an inner layer of resilient thermoplastic honeycomb padding affixed to the inner surface of the plate. The outer layer is preferably of a closed-cell configuration while the inner layer is of an open-celled configuration perforated to allow the flow of air from cell to cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5756182
    Abstract: An acoustic tile for masking the acoustic signature of a surface or submarine vessel and including an inner skin for securing the tile to the hull of the vessel, an outer water-impervious skin, and a core sandwiched between the inner and outer skins, the core being made of an expanded honeycomb structure being affixed to said inner and outer skins by thermocompression bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5701621
    Abstract: An improved pad or liner for overlaying a mattress, including at least one panel having a flexible thermoplastic elastomeric honeycomb core encased within a permeable fabric covering. The honeycomb core is formed of undulated strips of resilient thermoplastic material, thermal compression bonded together to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells having an upper and a lower extremity. The cell walls of the core are formed with a plurality of perforations. The upper extremities of each cell wall are planarized and a perforated facing sheet is thermal compression bonded to the lower extremities of each cell wall. The planarized extremities and the facing sheet maintain and retain the cells of the honeycomb core in their expanded configuration so that the core can anisotropically flex to stabilize and spread the load exerted by a user of the mattress pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Supracor Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5617595
    Abstract: An improved anatomical support apparatus including an upper substrate engagable with a body surface of a user, and a support substrate attached to the upper substrate. The upper substrate having a first honeycomb core formed of undulated strips of resilient thermoplastic material, thermal compression bonded together to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells. Each of the cell walls having an upper extremity and a lower extremity. Each upper and lower extremity of the first core forming either a planar or a contoured surface. The upper substrate further includes means for maintaining the first core in its expanded configuration. A stack having at least one support substrate attached to either the upper or the lower extremity of the first core. A support substrate including a second honeycomb core formed of undulated strips of resilient thermoplastic material, thermal compression bonded together to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Supracor Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson, Peter M. Cazalet
  • Patent number: 5534343
    Abstract: A flexible ballistic resistant article for protecting a user from a high speed projectile, including an outer layer for stopping the forward motion of the projectile, and an inner layer disposed between the outer layer and the user. The inner layer reduces the backface signature of the outer layer thereby reducing the blunt trauma experienced by the user. The outer layer including a plurality of plies of high tensile strength fibers. The inner layer including a honeycomb core formed of undulated strips of resilient thermoplastic material, thermal compression bonded together to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells. The core having a first face formed by a first extremity of the cell walls, and a second face formed by a second extremity of the cell walls. The core further having means for maintaining the core in its expanded configuration so that it can be used to anisotropically flex to stabilize and spread the load experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson, Michael S. Huber
  • Patent number: 5509484
    Abstract: An improved horseshoe shock-absorbing impact pad for horses including a generally oval-shaped panel truncated on one side to have an outer perimeter configured to correspond to the hoofprint of a horse. The panel is made of a relatively firm, resilient material, and includes a honeycomb-configured core having a first sheet of resilient material bonded to one face of the core and a second sheet of resilient material bonded to the opposite face of the core to form a plurality of hermetically sealed cells. The core comprises bonded together first and second regions. The first region having a plurality of strips of thermoplastic material having a first stiffness characteristic, bonded together along a plurality of first bond joints to form a plurality of contiguous regular shaped cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5496610
    Abstract: A moldable panel having a predetermined shape for cushioning and protecting protrusions and areas including a flexible elastomeric thermoplastic honeycomb panel and a rigid thermoplastic plate. The honeycomb panel has a honeycomb core formed of undulated strips of resilient thermoplastic material, thermal compression bonded together to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells. The core has a first face formed by a first extremity of the cell walls and a second face formed by a second extremity of the cell walls. The core is maintained in its expanded configuration so that it can be used to anisotropically flex to stabilize and spread the load experienced by a user of the moldable panel. The core is bonded to a first surface of the rigid thermoplastic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5444881
    Abstract: An anatomical support apparatus, such as a mattress pad or seat cushion, has a supporting frame, a perforated outer envelope, and a resilient inner body encased within said envelope, both said inner body and said envelope being supported by said frame, and an improved resilient inner body, comprising: a first panel including a first honeycomb core formed of resilient thermoplastic material and including cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells, the opposite extremities of said cells walls forming first and second core faces on opposite sides of said first core; andmeans tending to maintain said first core in its expanded cellular configuration so that it will anisotropically flex to stabilize and spread any load applied thereto by a user of said apparatus, and including at least a first facing sheet bonded to said first face and a second facing sheet of material bonded to said second face, said first facing sheet and said second facing sheet of said first panel being perforated and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson, Peter M. Cazalet
  • Patent number: 5427566
    Abstract: A flexible honeycomb panel containing wire or other abrasive material for abrading a workpiece, including a honeycomb core embedded with a quantity of abrasive material, and a facing sheet. The honeycomb core is formed of undulating strips of resilient thermoplastic material that are thermal compression bonded together to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells. The abrasive material is contained within the strips. The facing sheet, formed of resilient thermoplastic material, is thermal compression bonded to a face of the core. The bonding is accomplished by simultaneously applying heat and pressure to the joinder of the facing sheet and the core. The opposite face of the core remains uncovered. In use, the uncovered face of the core is brought into rubbing contact with the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5403642
    Abstract: A flexible honeycomb apparatus for scrubbing, bathing, washing humans and inanimate items, including a first panel, a first handling means, and a second handling means. The first panel includes a honeycomb core formed of undulated strips of resilient thermoplastic material, thermal compression bonded together at a plurality of bond joints to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells. The core has a first surface formed at a first extremity of the cell wall, a second surface formed at a second extremity of the cell wall, a first length edge oriented parallel to the bond joints, a second length edge oppositely disposed and parallel to the first length edge, a first width edge oriented perpendicular to the bond joints, and a second width edge oppositely disposed and parallel to the first width length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5289878
    Abstract: A horseshoe impact pad including a molded base of urethane material or the like having a recess formed in the upper, hoof engaging surface thereof and having a resilient honeycomb panel disposed within the recess and fixedly secured to the base. The horseshoe pad may be of full hoof design, for certain racing application, or may be generally limited to the hoof area covered by the horseshoe itself. The hoof side of the pad may also be configured to include a frog support component. The turf side of the pad may be provided with stabilizing ribs, heel shock-reducing projections, etc., and the base may be tapered to provide a desired tilt to the animal's hoof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5180619
    Abstract: A panel of perforated thermoplastic material having sound and shock dampening characteristics comprised of a perforated honeycomb core and either whole or perforated facing sheets, thermal compression bonded to the core. The core can be faced on one side only, or on both sides to create a pad or panel of such material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Supracor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson