Patents Assigned to CONTINENTAL STRUCTURE PLASTICS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20220006151
    Abstract: A high strength frame of a sealable containment system is provided for containing and protecting energy cells or batteries. The protection provided by the high strength frame provides impalement resistance, impact resistance, fire resistance, and fluid penetration prevention. The frame includes a shock structure/energy absorber to protect the battery from forces during potential impacts with other vehicles or objects. The frame of a battery containment system is further designed to resist impalements in order to protect the batteries. Furthermore, because vehicle batteries are prone to extreme fire in the event of an impact or impalement, the containment system provides a sealed battery environment to keep fluid and moisture out during normal operation and to limit oxygen in the event of a battery fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Continental Structure Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Foran, Patrick Durham, Masatomo Teshima
  • Publication number: 20220006150
    Abstract: A battery containment system is provided that includes a unitary battery tray having a bottom and walls that from the bottom of said tray and defining a cavity within the tray. A cover is includes having a cover body portion and a first flange extending from the cover body portion, the cover body portion configured to overlie the cavity within the tray and the walls of the tray, the first flange of said cover configured to extend beyond the walls of the tray. A shield having a shield body portion and a second flange extending from the shield body portion, the shield body portion is configured to underlie the bottom of the tray, the second flange of the shield is configured to extend beyond the bottom of the tray and configured to engage the first flange of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Continental Structure Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Foran, Patrick Durham, Masatomo Teshima
  • Publication number: 20210146667
    Abstract: A vehicle component including a first cured layer of a molding composition having chopped glass fibers as a majority by volume of the fiber filler. A second cured layer of molding composition is provided that has carbon fibers as a majority by volume of the fiber filler. An adhesive applied is as liquid or paste joining the first cured layer and the second cured layer. The adhesive has a Modulus of between 600 and 800 MPa with an elongation of about 70% as determined by ASTM D638 and a CLTE between 50 and 90 ?m/m-° C. in a temperature range of ?30° C. to 0° C. and 255 ?m/m-° C. in a temperature range of 100° C. to 130° C. as determined by ISO MAT-2208, and a thickness such that no bond-line read-through (BLRT) is observable in an outer surface of said first cured layer with an unaided, normal human eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Structure Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Burley, Rene Hanna, Michael Siwajek
  • Patent number: 9868829
    Abstract: A molded article is provided that includes a resin matrix having a surface, the resin matrix formed from cross-linked polyester resin or vinyl-ester resin. Microspheroids having a mean diameter of from 16 to 45 microns are embedded in the resin matrix. The microspheroids having a specific gravity of between 0.19 and 0.6 and an isotactic crush strength of greater than or equal to 2750 kilopascals (kPa). Surface activating agent alkoxysilane molecules are covalently bonded to each of the microspheroids. Filler particles are also present in the resin matrix. Fibers are also present in the resin matrix. The fibers being natural fibers, glass fibers, carbon fibers, or a combination thereof. The article has a specific gravity of between 0.80 and 1.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURE PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Siwajek, Michael J. Hiltunen, Michael Z. Asuncion