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Inventor:
Turley; Patrick W.
Address:
Eden Prairie, MN
No. of patents:
23
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D663191 Filament spool July 10, 2012
D650787 Filament spool container December 20, 2011
D633916 Filament spool container March 8, 2011
D628466 Filament spool December 7, 2010
D618086 Filament spool June 22, 2010
D606998 Filament spool container December 29, 2009
D606845 Filament spool December 29, 2009
D598922 Filament spool container August 25, 2009
D598733 Filament spool August 25, 2009
8157202 Filament container and methods of use thereof April 17, 2012
A container comprising a housing that is configured to rotatably mount a filament supply spool, and a filament guide mechanism mountable within a channel of the housing, where the filament guide mechanism comprises a filament pathway configured to guide the filament from the filament
8132753 Filament spool and filament spool container, and methods of use thereof March 13, 2012
A filament spool for use in a filament spool container, where the filament spool comprises a first rim and a second rim offset by an axial shaft, and a series of grooves extending along a first portion of the first rim and configured to receive a filament of a material while the fila
7938356 Filament spool May 10, 2011
A filament spool for use in a filament spool container, where the filament spool comprises a first rim and a second rim offset by an axial shaft, and a series of grooves extending along a first portion of the first rim and configured to receive a filament of a material while the fila
7938351 Filament guide mechanism for filament spool container May 10, 2011
A container comprising a housing that is configured to rotatably mount a filament supply spool, and a filament guide mechanism mountable within a channel of the housing, where the filament guide mechanism comprises a filament pathway configured to guide the filament from the filament
7744364 Extrusion tip cleaning assembly June 29, 2010
A tip cleaning assembly for use with an extrusion head of an extrusion-based layered deposition system, the tip cleaning assembly comprising a support component, a purge ledge assembly mounted on the support component, at least one set block mounted on the support component adjacent
7374712 Method for building three-dimensional models from thermoplastic modeling materials May 20, 2008
The present invention is a method and apparatus for building three-dimensional models by deposition modeling techniques from moisture-sensitive thermoplastics. A feedstock of thermoplastic modeling material is dried to a low moisture content and supplied to a dispensing head of a mod
7297304 High-temperature modeling method November 20, 2007
A method for three-dimensional modeling builds up three-dimensional objects in a heated build chamber by dispensing modeling material from a dispensing head onto a base in a predetermined pattern. Physical and thermal separation are maintained between the heated build chamber and mot
7172715 Filament spool auto-change in a modeling machine February 6, 2007
A filament cassette and a filament loading assembly supply modeling filament to a liquifier in a three-dimensional deposition modeling machine. Two or more cassettes containing spooled filament are inserted into the machine. A strand of filament from a first one of the cassettes is f
7169337 Method for loading filament in an extrusion apparatus January 30, 2007
Filament is loaded into an extrusion apparatus, such as a three-dimensional deposition modeling machine, by inserting a cassette containing filament into the apparatus. A filament strand from the cassette is then advanced into the machine, such as by operating a thumb wheel or a foll
7063285 Cassette device for reliable filament delivery June 20, 2006
A cassette for use in delivering a continuous length of filament provides improved reliability by employing means for preventing tangling of the filament in the cassette. The cassette has a substantially closed housing defining a chamber in which a spool is rotatably mounted, and a path
6923634 Filament loading system in an extrusion apparatus August 2, 2005
An apparatus which extrudes flowable material from a liquifier includes a system for loading filament supplied in a cassette. The cassette is loaded into a loading bay of the apparatus. A strand of filament from the cassette is engaged and advanced along a path to the liquifier using a
6776602 Filament cassette and loading system August 17, 2004
Disclosed are a filament cassette and a filament loading assembly for supplying filament in a three-dimensional deposition modeling machine. The filament cassette contains a rotatable spool of filament, and has an exit orifice through which a filament strand may exit the cassette. The
6722872 High temperature modeling apparatus April 20, 2004
Disclosed is a three-dimensional modeling apparatus (10) that builds up three-dimensional objects in a heated build chamber (24) by dispensing modeling material from a dispensing head (14) onto a base (16) in a pattern determined by control signals from a controller (140). The motion
6685866 Method and apparatus for three-dimensional modeling February 3, 2004
Disclosed are an apparatus and method for three-dimensional deposition modeling, which shield a supply of modeling filament fed through a deposition modeling machine from exposure to environmental moisture. Dry gas under pressure is supplied to a filament path leading from a material










 
 
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