Patents by Inventor Victor Champagne

Victor Champagne 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: 20220288206
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for treating tumours. In particular, the invention relates to a new therapeutic use of nanoparticles as a sensitiser agent to radiofrequency radiation. More particularly, the invention relates to the use of nanoparticles in combination with radiofrequency radiations for the treatment of tumours, the radiofrequencies inducing hyperthermia of said tumour comprising the nanoparticles in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Victor TIMOSHENKO, Alexander KHARIN, Volodymyn LYSENKO, Simon CHAMPAGNE, Fran├žois LUX, Paul ROCCHI, Olivier TILLEMENT
  • Publication number: 20220184647
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 11292019
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 10921784
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses limitations with methods, systems and processes for integrating multiple advanced technologies into a single automated manufacturing and repair cell. The methods, systems and processes of the present disclosure leverage unique software and hardware to configure a manufacturing cell that is capable of conducting process development and planning, dimensional analysis, pre-machining, surface preparation, cold spray (supersonic particle deposition), dust collection, helium recovery, and post machining in a single integrated manufacturing and repair cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Robert Hrabe
  • Patent number: 10533818
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a gun barrel with a cold spray process. The method includes the use of a mandrel having a tubular body and being made of a material with properties suited to use with gun barrel manufacture and materials and cold spray processes. The gun barrel includes a liner, one or more structural layers and an outer jacket. The mandrel is dissolved in a chemical process during manufacture of the gun barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Victor Champagne, Adam Jacob, Frank Dindl, Aaron Nardi, Michael Klecka
  • Publication number: 20190381525
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 10441962
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Publication number: 20190235477
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses limitations with methods, systems and processes for integrating multiple advanced technologies into a single automated manufacturing and repair cell. The methods, systems and processes of the present disclosure leverage unique software and hardware to configure a manufacturing cell that is capable of conducting process development and planning, dimensional analysis, pre-machining, surface preparation, cold spray (supersonic particle deposition), dust collection, helium recovery, and post machining in a single integrated manufacturing and repair cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REP RESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Robert Hrabe
  • Patent number: 10281227
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a gun barrel with a cold spray process. The method includes the use of a mandrel having a tubular body and being made of a material with properties suited to use with gun barrel manufacture and materials and cold spray processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Victor Champagne, Adam Jacob, Frank Dindl, Aaron Nardi, Michael Klecka
  • Patent number: 10099322
    Abstract: Methods for aircraft component repair and reclamation are provided. Cold spraying aircraft panels include identifying a fastener hole in an aircraft panel in need of repair, capturing the location of the fastener hole, and depositing cold spray material about the fastener hole for reclaiming the aircraft panel. Any excess material may be removed. Cold spraying hydraulic lines includes identifying a surface of the hydraulic line in need of repair, aiming a cold spray nozzle at the surface of the hydraulic line and depositing a cold spray material on the surface of the hydraulic line. Excess cold spray material may be removed as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: South Dakota Board of Regents, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Adam Well, Owen Britton, Brian James, Rob Hrabe, Victor Champagne
  • Publication number: 20170253977
    Abstract: A method for improving the operational life of production parts, such as steel sucker rods, couplings, pump parts, and tubes, for use in underground recovery or production of oil and gas, includes coating the steel production parts with a layer of corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) to reduce a loss rate of the steel by improving corrosion resistance and mitigate pitting. In one embodiment, the corrosion resistant alloy is a nickel-based alloy. In other embodiments, the steel production parts can either be coated with an epoxy/phenolic layer, or coupled with a sacrificial anode. The coating process can implemented by any one of the following processes: cold spray coating; electroless corrosion resistant coating; flow forming; and electrochemical machining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: New Mexico Junior College Research Foundation, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Champagne, Gregory Nicolas Vigilante, Christopher Patrick Mulligan, Edward John Troiano, Christopher Humiston, David C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150299863
    Abstract: A method for improving the operational life of production parts, such as steel sucker rods, couplings, pump parts, and tubes, for use in underground recovery or production of oil and gas, includes coating the steel production parts with a layer of corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) to reduce a loss rate of the steel by improving corrosion resistance and mitigate pitting. In one embodiment, the corrosion resistant alloy is a nickel-based alloy. In other embodiments, the steel production parts can either be coated with an epoxy/phenolic layer, or coupled with a sacrificial anode. The coating process can implemented by any one of the following processes: cold spray coating; electroless corrosion resistant coating; flow forming; and electrochemical machining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Victor Champagne, Gregory Nicolas Vigilante, Christopher Patrick Mulligan, Edward John Troiano, Christopher Humiston, David C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140115854
    Abstract: Methods for aircraft component repair and reclamation are provided. Cold spraying aircraft panels include identifying a fastener hole in an aircraft panel in need of repair, capturing the location of the fastener hole, and depositing cold spray material about the fastener hole for reclaiming the aircraft panel. Any excess material may be removed. Cold spraying hydraulic lines includes identifying a surface of the hydraulic line in need of repair, aiming a cold spray nozzle at the surface of the hydraulic line and depositing a cold spray material on the surface of the hydraulic line. Excess cold spray material may be removed as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Adam Well, Owen Britton, Brian James, Rob Hrabe, Victor Champagne
  • Publication number: 20140117109
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Publication number: 20140099494
    Abstract: A method of forming a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising the steps of spray or deposition or sputtering or welding processing to form a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material. Also a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Jor-Shan Choi, Joseph C. Farmer, Chuck K. Lee, Jeffrey Walker, Paige Russell, Jon Kirkwood, Nancy Yang, Victor Champagne
  • Patent number: 8580350
    Abstract: A method of forming a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising the steps of spray or deposition or sputtering or welding processing to form a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material. Also a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia Corporation, The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jor-Shan Choi, Joseph C. Farmer, Chuck K. Lee, Jeffrey Walker, Paige Russell, Jon Kirkwood, Nancy Yang, Victor Champagne
  • Patent number: 8187720
    Abstract: A method of forming a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising the steps of spray or deposition or sputtering or welding processing to form a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material. Also a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories
    Inventors: Jor-Shan Choi, Joseph C. Farmer, Chuck K. Lee, Jeffrey Walker, Paige Russell, Jon Kirkwood, Nancy Yang, Victor Champagne
  • Publication number: 20110014353
    Abstract: A method of forming a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising the steps of spray or deposition or sputtering or welding processing to form a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material. Also a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jor-Shan Choi, Joseph C. Farmer, Chuck K. Lee, Jeffrey Walker, Paige Russell, Jon Kirkwood, Nancy Yang, Victor Champagne
  • Publication number: 20070153965
    Abstract: A method of forming a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising the steps of spray or deposition or sputtering or welding processing to form a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material. Also a corrosion resistant neutron absorbing coating comprising a composite material made of a spray or deposition or sputtering or welding material, and a neutron absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Jor-Shan Choi, Joseph Farmer, Chuck Lee, Jeffrey Walker, Paige Russell, Jon Kirkwood, Nancy Yang, Victor Champagne