System and method for removing three-dimensional printed parts from a platen using inductive heating and gravity

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9782964
SERIAL NO

14677161

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object facilitates removal of the three-dimensional object from the platen on which the object was formed. The method includes rotating the platen from a horizontally level position to a position at an angle to the level position to enable gravity to urge the three-dimensional object away from the platen and inductively heating the platen to melt support material at the boundary of the object and the platen to release the three-dimensional object from the platen.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
XEROX CORPORATIONSTAMFORD, CT13415

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bradway, Jeffrey J Rochester, US 12 11
Clark, Timothy J Weedsport, US 14 124
Fromm, Paul M Rochester, US 76 409
Rodriguez, Jorge M Webster, US 19 80

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (1)
* 2016/0096,326 SELECTIVE ZONE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUILD PLATE 3 2014
 
STRATASYS LTD. (1)
2014/0265,032 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 5 2013
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2014/0220,168 Automated Three-Dimensional Printer Part Removal 7 2014
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
6269938 Over/under line feed system 8 1999
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
6571702 Printer with vacuum platen having bimetallic valve sheet providing selectable active area 11 2000
* 2004/0262,803 Methods and systems for producing improved coloring in an object produced through solid freeform fabrication 23 2003
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
8911199 Cart with a support surface having a selectively adjustable contour and a printing system sheet stacker incorporating the cart 5 2013
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
* 2016/0067,740 THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTER WITH A BUILD PLATE HAVING MULTI-DEGREE OF FREEDOM MOTION 9 2014
 
3D SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5141680 Thermal stereolighography 137 1990
 
KOENIG & BAUER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5094095 Printing plate bending apparatus 5 1990
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

  • No Forward Cites to Display

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 Apr 10, 2021
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Apr 10, 2025
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Apr 10, 2029
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00