Patents by Inventor Wenping Zhao

Wenping Zhao 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: 20180298315
    Abstract: A method for producing a living tissue and organ includes: collecting medical image information of a target tissue and organ, and converting the medical image information into three-dimensional image information; performing machine recognition and multiple feature comparisons on the three-dimensional image information, and generating a primary three-dimensional model according to physiological structure data of tissues and organs in a tissue and organ database and a residual profile of the target tissue and organ; generating a complete three-dimensional model by producing an internal microstructure of the primary three-dimensional model with reference to the tissue and organ database; producing a full-scale physical model based on the complete three-dimensional model by an additive manufacturing process; and performing a living cell-based tissue reconstruction in the full-scale physical model to produce a living tissue and organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaowen ZHAO, Dongfeng ZHANG, Wenping ZHAO, Junhua CAI
  • Publication number: 20180292049
    Abstract: A composite vessel assembly includes a circumferentially continuous wall and an end cap. The wall includes a plurality of layers, and the end cap includes a plurality of steps. Each step of the plurality of steps is engaged to a respective layer of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Ellen Y. Sun
  • Publication number: 20180283613
    Abstract: A confinement article for containing a fluid includes a wall and a nano-aligned barrier. The wall is constructed and arranged to contain the fluid. The nano-aligned barrier co-extends with the wall, and is constructed and arranged to restrict permeation of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Xiaomei Fang, Mark Steven Thompson, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180282125
    Abstract: A belt for an elevator system includes a plurality of tension members arranged along a belt width and extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, a jacket material at least partially encapsulating the plurality of tension members, and a primary overlay layer applied to one or more of the plurality of tension members or at least a portion of the jacket material. An elevator system includes a hoistway, an elevator car movable therein, and a belt operably connected to the elevator car to suspend and/or drive the elevator car along the hoistway. The belt includes a plurality of tension members arranged along a belt width and extending longitudinally along a belt length, a jacket material at least partially encapsulating the plurality of tension members, and a primary overlay layer applied to one or more of the plurality of tension members or at least a portion of the jacket material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180251342
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt and a plurality of fibers interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A coating at least partially encapsulates the composite belt structure to improve two or more operational characteristics of the belt. A method of forming a belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes forming a plurality of tension elements and arraying the plurality of tension elements longitudinally along a belt. A plurality of fibers are interlaced with the plurality of tension elements to form a composite belt structure. A coating is applied to at least partially encapsulate the composite belt structure to improve at least two operational characteristics of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, Michael Paul Humbert, William Eaton Holden, III, Brad Guilani, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20180236718
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite vessel assembly includes the step of placing the composite vessel assembly in a pliable containment prior to curing of a resin of the composite vessel assembly. With the composite vessel assembly in the pliable containment, a vacuum is applied through an orifice in the pliable containment to evacuate air and compact the composite vessel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Ellen Y. Sun
  • Publication number: 20180208330
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement member is provided to be affixable to a metallic member. The metallic member defines a stress concentration section at which the metallic member is subject to loading in at least one direction such that stress is generated at the stress concentration section in at least one corresponding principal stress direction. The structural reinforcement member includes a polymer matrix composite (PMC) patch element and a bondline. The PMC patch element includes fibers suspended within a polymer matrix. The bondline is disposed to affix the PMC patch element to a surface of the metallic member at the stress concentration section such that the fibers extend along the principal stress direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Jr., Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Darryl Mark Toni, Peter Kummer
  • Publication number: 20180187561
    Abstract: An erosion shield assembly includes an erosion shield, a carbon allotrope heater attached to an inner surface of the erosion shield, and an adhesive layer between the carbon allotrope heater and the erosion shield. The carbon allotrope heater includes at least one layer of a carbon allotrope material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Tommy M. Wilson, JR., Brad Hartzler, Zaffir A. Chaudhry
  • Publication number: 20180192476
    Abstract: A deicing assembly includes a pneumatic deicing apparatus configured for attachment to a leading edge of an aircraft surface, the pneumatic deicing assembly having a plurality of inflatable chambers, and a carbon allotrope heater having at least one sheet of a carbon allotrope material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Wenping Zhao, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Tommy M. Wilson, JR., Brad Hartzler
  • Publication number: 20180176993
    Abstract: A method of making a carbon nanotube heater includes impregnating a dry carbon nanotube fiber matrix with a conductive resin, the conductive resin is made of an organic resin and a conductive filler material. The carbon nanotube heater is lightweight, strong, and maintains appropriate electrical conductivity and resistance for use as a heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Tommy M. Wilson, JR., Brad Hartzler, Jin Hu
  • Publication number: 20180168001
    Abstract: One example of a heating element includes a first carbon nanotube (CNT) layer and a second CNT layer. At least a portion of the first CNT layer overlaps at least a portion of the second CNT layer, and the first CNT layer includes a first perforated region having a plurality of perforations. Another heating element includes a CNT sheet with a first perforated region having a plurality of perforations and a first perforation density and a second perforated region having a plurality of perforations and a second perforation density different from the first perforation density. A method of forming a heating element includes perforating a first CNT layer so that it includes a perforated region and stacking the first CNT layer with a second CNT layer such that at least a portion of the first CNT layer overlaps at least a portion of the second CNT layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Brad Hartzler, Tommy M. Wilson, JR., Galdemir Cezar Botura, Wenping Zhao, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, James A. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20180168003
    Abstract: A carbon allotrope heating element includes an electrical resistivity between 0.005 ohms per square (?/sq) and 3.0 ?/sq. A heating system includes a component and a carbon allotrope heating element having an electrical resistivity between 0.005 ?/sq and 3.0 ?/sq. A method includes modifying a carbon allotrope heating element to have an electrical resistivity between 0.005 ?/sq and 3.0 ?/sq and applying the carbon allotrope heating element to a component of an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: James A. Mullen, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180162695
    Abstract: A traction-driven belt for moving a load includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A laminate material layer is affixed to at least one surface of the composite belt structure to improve one or more performance properties of the composite belt structure. A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A sheath encloses at least one tension element of the plurality of tension elements. The sheath is formed from a flowable material to bind the tension element to the plurality of yarns, and/or adjacent tension elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180160482
    Abstract: A method for creating a carbon nanotube heater assembly includes creating a carbon nanotube heater with varying resistances and attaching the carbon nanotube heater to both carrier and encapsulating materials. Creating the carbon nanotube heater with varying resistances is accomplished by applying a carbon nanotube mixture to a substrate, adjusting the thickness or width of the carbon nanotube mixture, and drying the nanotube mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Brad Hartzler, Tommy M. Wilson, JR., Galdemir Cezar Botura, Wenping Zhao, Zaffir A. Chaudhry
  • Publication number: 20180155870
    Abstract: A tension member for a lifting and/or hoisting system includes a core including a plurality of load carrying fibers arranged in a matrix material, and an outer layer secured to the core including a plurality of outer fibers arranged around a perimeter of the core. The outer layer includes one or more outer fibers arranged off-axis relative to the load carrying fibers of the core. A method of forming a tension member for an elevator system includes arranging a plurality of load carrying fibers along a length of the tension member, retaining the plurality of load carrying fibers in a matrix material to define a core, and enclosing the core in an outer layer including a plurality of outer fibers arranged around a perimeter of the core. The outer layer includes one or more outer fibers arranged off-axis relative to the load carrying fibers of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180127241
    Abstract: A suspension member for suspending and/or driving an elevator car of an elevator system includes a plurality of tension members extending along a length of the suspension member including a plurality of fibers extending along the length of the suspension member bonded into a polymer matrix. A jacket substantially retains the plurality of tension members. The suspension member is configured to be deformed at a suspension member end to allow for installation of the suspension member end into a termination assembly of the elevator system. A method of installing a suspension member of an elevator system into a termination assembly includes deforming a suspension member end and reforming it to a selected shape, inserting the suspension member end into the termination assembly and curing and/or hardening it, and applying a load thereto or to the socket or the wedge to secure the suspension member end in the termination assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Richard N. Fargo, Mark R. Gurvich, Richard J. Ericson, Douglas E. Logan, John P. Wesson, David Wayne Mckee, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180086470
    Abstract: A heater mat assembly for a blade using an electrical current is provided including a first heating element region configured to generate a first amount of heat using the electrical current and disposed at a first region of the heater mat assembly. A second heating element region extends form the first heating element region and is configured to generate a second amount of heat using the electrical current. The second amount of heat is different than the first amount of heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Jinliang Wang, Dean Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20170348926
    Abstract: A repair and reinforcement method for an aircraft is provided. The method includes cleaning a corroded portion of a structure of the aircraft, applying an adhesive layer to the cleaned portion of the structure and forming a polymer matrix composite (PMC) patch for application to the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Mark R. Jaworowski
  • Publication number: 20170350048
    Abstract: A method of forming a fiber reinforced composite material includes cutting a plurality of reinforcing fibers to a selected length, directing the plurality of reinforcing fibers through a fiber alignment mechanism, orienting the plurality of reinforcing fibers in a selected direction via the fiber alignment mechanism, and adhering the aligned plurality of reinforcing fibers to a substrate material to form the fiber reinforced composite material. A system for manufacturing a fiber reinforced composite material includes a feed mechanism to direct a substrate material along a selected path, a cutting mechanism to cut a plurality of reinforcing fibers to a selected length, and a fiber alignment mechanism to orient the plurality of reinforcing fibers in a selected direction before adhering the plurality of reinforcing fibers to the substrate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Daniel O. Ursenbach
  • Publication number: 20170343160
    Abstract: A pressure vessel assembly includes a plurality of lobes, each lobe having at least one vertically arranged interior wall, the lobes positioned in a side by side arrangement such that a first interior wall of a first lobe is positioned adjacent a second interior wall of a second lobe, the first interior wall having a first wall top and bottom side, the second interior wall having a second wall top and bottom side, the first wall top side joined to the second wall top side and the first wall bottom side joined to the second wall bottom side. Also included are first and second end wall surfaces of each of the plurality of lobes. Further included is a plurality of end caps, each of the end caps joined to the end wall surfaces of the lobes, each of the end caps joined to at least one adjacent end cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas J. Garosshen, Ellen Y. Sun, Paul F. Croteau, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Wenping Zhao, Justin R. Hawkes, John A. Sharon, John P. Wesson, Daniel V. Viens