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Inventor:
Hanna; Michael D.
Address:
West Bloomfield, MI
No. of patents:
18
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8245758 Coulomb damped disc brake rotor and method of manufacturing August 21, 2012
The invention provides a method for manufacturing a coulomb damped disc brake rotor, including the steps of: (A) providing a mold having the general shape of the coulomb damped disc brake rotor; (B) placing a coulomb damper insert having a generally annular body and at least one tab
8163399 Damped products and methods of making and using the same April 24, 2012
Various embodiments of the invention include products and parts including a frictional damping means and methods of making and using the same.
8118079 Casting noise-damped, vented brake rotors with embedded inserts February 21, 2012
An assembly of like two rib cores enclosing a splitter core are used to carry two or four sound damping inserts for sand mold casting of a pair of vented and damped brake rotors. Sand mold bodies are configured to define outboard surfaces of hub and rotor surfaces of the cast brake r
8104162 Insert with filler to dampen vibrating components January 31, 2012
An insert has a body which defines a cavity with a filler held in the cavity. Relative movement between the body and the filler helps dampen vibrations in a component when the insert is carried in the component and when the component is vibrated.
8056233 Method of manufacturing an automotive component member November 15, 2011
The invention provides a method for manufacturing an automotive component member, including the steps of: (A) positioning at least one insert into a mold, wherein the insert defines a plurality of holes; and (B) casting a portion of the automotive component member in the mold to substant
8028739 Inserts with holes for damped products and methods of making and using the same October 4, 2011
One embodiment of the invention includes a frictional damping insert including a body constructed and arranged to be incorporated into a product and to form at least a portion of a frictional damping structure, the body including lines of weakness constructed and arranged to segment
8020300 Cast-in-place torsion joint September 20, 2011
One embodiment of the invention includes a product including an annular portion including a frictional surface and a first flange portion extending from the frictional surface, wherein the first flange portion comprises a first face, a second face, and a third face; and a hub portion
7975750 Coulomb friction damped disc brake rotors July 12, 2011
A Coulomb friction damped disc brake rotor, wherein damping is provided Coulomb friction in generally coextensive relation with the braking surfaces of the one or more rotor cheeks. The Coulomb friction damped disc brake rotor has at least one interfacial boundary formed in at least
7950441 Method of casting damped part with insert May 31, 2011
A method including positioning an insert in a vertical mold including a first mold portion and a second mold portion; and casting a material including a metal around at least a portion of the insert.
7938378 Damped product with insert and method of making the same May 10, 2011
One embodiment includes a method including providing a first portion of a product, the first portion of the product having a body and a flange extending therefrom; and casting a material around at least a portion of the flange to enclose the same and to provide a second portion of the
7937819 Method of manufacturing a friction damped disc brake rotor May 10, 2011
The invention provides a method for manufacturing a friction damped disc brake rotor, including the steps of: (A) providing a ceramic coating on an insert, wherein the insert has a body with tabs extending therefrom to hold the insert in a desired position within a mold; (B) washing the
7823763 Friction welding method and products made using the same November 2, 2010
A method including providing a first portion including one of an annular portion or a hub portion; rotating a second portion including the other of the hub portion or the annular portion; and pressing the second portion against the first portion such that friction between the hub por
7775332 Bi-metal disc brake rotor and method of manufacturing August 17, 2010
The invention provides a method for manufacturing a friction damped disc brake rotor, including the steps of: (A) positioning at least one insert into a mold, wherein the insert has a body with tabs extending therefrom to hold the insert in a desired position within the mold; and (B) cas
7644750 Method of casting components with inserts for noise reduction January 12, 2010
The invention provides a method for manufacturing a powertrain component enclosure member, including the steps of: (A) positioning at least one insert into a mold, wherein the insert is provided with a coating to prevent bonding between the insert and the casting material; and (B) ca
7621201 Hot forming tools for aluminum and magnesium sheets November 24, 2009
A ferrous metal tool is provided for the forming of light metal sheet workpieces at elevated temperatures, with the forming surface of the tool prepared to minimize friction and adhesion when engaged in deformation of the hot sheet metal. The forming surface of a steel tool is nitroc
7594568 Rotor assembly and method September 29, 2009
The apparatus of the present invention provides a brake rotor assembly. The brake rotor assembly includes a generally annular rotor having a frictional surface and a radially inner rotor flange defining a plurality of rotor teeth. The brake rotor assembly also includes a hub section
7498543 Method for joining or repairing metal surface parts March 3, 2009
A method of joining or repairing metal surface structures. Joinder and/or repair of metal or metal-polymer laminate panels may be carried out using so-called "cold metal transfer" gas metal arc welding techniques. Moreover, suitable zinc-copper-aluminum alloys may improve weldability,
7096557 Making panel reinforcements during hot stretch forming August 29, 2006
Small sheet metal reinforcement pieces are co-formed with a larger sheet metal part during a hot stretch forming against a heated forming tool surface. Locator holes are made in blanks for the reinforcing pieces so they can be precisely located on locator pins in the forming surface










 
 
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