Patents by Inventor Christopher John Feeney

Christopher John Feeney 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).

  • Patent number: 9869036
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a composite fabric having internal axial tows includes a support member configured to engage the fabric substantially up to a composite component form. The support member includes a nonslip portion directly engaging a first outer surface of the fabric. The apparatus further includes a primary securing member engaging and applying pressure on the fabric at a second outer surface of the fabric opposite the first outer surface. Upon displacement of the axial tows of the fabric relative to the first and second outer surfaces, the support member and the primary securing member substantially maintain original configurations of the first and second outer surfaces of the fabric engaged between the support member and the primary securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Feeney, Steven Robert Hayse, David Andrew Rogozinski, Rene Alfred Varrato
  • Patent number: 9793672
    Abstract: In a composite component having a laminate body, a conductive layer and a connector can be joined to one another using an intermediate flexible circuit. Among other things, this flexible circuit places the conductive layer and the connector in electrical communication with one another. Furthermore, during the forming process and because of its thinness, the flexible circuit integrates well with the layers of the laminate body and can accommodates some spatial displacement of the connector and conductive material relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corp.
    Inventor: Christopher John Feeney
  • Patent number: 9662807
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for the formation of fabric preforms that may be subsequently impregnated with a resin to form a composite component. One end of the fabric is received on the form such that the axial tows of the fabric extend in a direction generally perpendicular to a central axis of the form. At least some of the plurality of axial tows are separately tensioned on an end of the fabric not attached to the form and the fabric is wrapped around the form by rotating the fabric and form relative to one another about the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures, Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher John Feeney, John M. Philcox, Steven Robert Hayse
  • Publication number: 20160298267
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a composite fabric having internal axial tows includes a support member configured to engage the fabric substantially up to a composite component form. The support member includes a nonslip portion directly engaging a first outer surface of the fabric. The apparatus further includes a primary securing member engaging and applying pressure on the fabric at a second outer surface of the fabric opposite the first outer surface. Upon displacement of the axial tows of the fabric relative to the first and second outer surfaces, the support member and the primary securing member substantially maintain original configurations of the first and second outer surfaces of the fabric engaged between the support member and the primary securing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher John Feeney, Steven Robert Hayse, David Andrew Rogozinski, Rene Alfred Varrato
  • Publication number: 20150011484
    Abstract: The present invention provides pro-drugs of D-gamma-glutamyl-[D/L]-tryptophan, said pro-drugs are compounds of Formula I or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein G is C1-C8 alkyl or benzyl, T is C1-C8 alkyl or benzyl, and * is a chiral carbon in a (R) or (S) configuration, provided that when * is in the (R) configuration, at least one of G and T is C5-C8 alkyl; and use of compounds of Formula I in a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: APTOEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Fat Tam, Regis Leung-Toung, Yinsheng Wang, Yanqing Zhao, Tao Xin, Wanren Li, Jolanta Maria Wodzinska, Vrajlal S. Rabadia, Birenkumar Shah, Christopher John Feeney
  • Publication number: 20140343050
    Abstract: Provided are carboxylic ester derivatives of formula (I), methods of preparing them, and methods for using them. These compounds are prodrugs of D-isoglutamyl-[D/L]-tryptophan. The in vitro bioconversion of some of the prodrugs to the parent drug D-isoglutamyl-D-tryptophan (or thymodepressin) was tested in human hepatocytes and in human blood. In vivo pharmacokinetic studies following oral administration of some of the prodrugs to rats are also reported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: APTOEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Fat Tam, Regis Leung-Toung, Yingsheng Wang, Yanqing Zhao, Tao Xin, Wanren Li, Jolanta Maria Wodzinska, Vrajlal S. Rabadia, Christopher John Feeney
  • Patent number: 8869361
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for applying a compaction pressure to a fabric during formation of a fabric preform. One end of the fabric is applied to the form having a central axis. The form with the fabric applied thereto is at least partially surrounded with a film. This film extends along a film path to the form and around at least a portion of the form. The fabric and the film are fed onto the form such that the fabric is wrapped around the form to create the fabric preform while the film is fed around the form. A vacuum is drawn to evacuate a gas from between the form and the film, thereby pressing the film onto the fabric and applying the compaction pressure to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures, Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher John Feeney, Steven Robert Hayse
  • Publication number: 20140078693
    Abstract: In a composite component having a laminate body, a conductive layer and a connector can be joined to one another using an intermediate flexible circuit. Among other things, this flexible circuit places the conductive layer and the connector in electrical communication with one another. Furthermore, during the forming process and because of its thinness, the flexible circuit integrates well with the layers of the laminate body and can accommodates some spatial displacement of the connector and conductive material relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher John Feeney
  • Publication number: 20130160257
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for applying a compaction pressure to a fabric during formation of a fabric preform. One end of the fabric is applied to the form having a central axis. The form with the fabric applied thereto is at least partially surrounded with a film. This film extends along a film path to the form and around at least a portion of the form. The fabric and the film are fed onto the form such that the fabric is wrapped around the form to create the fabric preform while the film is fed around the form. A vacuum is drawn to evacuate a gas from between the form and the film, thereby pressing the film onto the fabric and applying the compaction pressure to the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher John Feeney, Steven Robert Hayse
  • Publication number: 20130164473
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for the formation of fabric preforms that may be subsequently impregnated with a resin to form a composite component. One end of the fabric is received on the form such that the axial tows of the fabric extend in a direction generally perpendicular to a central axis of the form. At least some of the plurality of axial tows are separately tensioned on an end of the fabric not attached to the form and the fabric is wrapped around the form by rotating the fabric and form relative to one another about the central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher John Feeney, John M. Philcox, Steven Robert Hayse
  • Patent number: 8287266
    Abstract: A preforming device and method of use thereof, the device including a rack, a pinion, belt, belt tensioning feature, and mechanism for supporting a variably appliable enhanced pressure, such as may be applied using a bladder or bladders having one or more valves, the device capable of engaging a mandrel to form at least one ply and a binder against the exterior of the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures, Corp.
    Inventor: Christopher John Feeney
  • Publication number: 20120157387
    Abstract: Provided are compounds which are prodrugs of D-gamma-glutamyl-D-tryptophan, methods of making the compounds and methods for using the compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: APOTEX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Tim Fat TAM, Regis Leung-Toung, Yingsheng Wang, Yanqing Zhao, Tao Xin, Wanren Li, Jolanta Maria Wodzinska, Vrajlal S. Rabadia, Birenkumar Shah, Christopher John Feeney
  • Patent number: 7892039
    Abstract: Various connectors are provided that allow establishment of one or more connections in minimal space. Numerous pins of typical radial pin related art connectors are replaced with longitudinally extending connector portions that are able to matingly engage a receiving connector portion. The connectors ease the initial manufacture of parts in which they are used, and allows the part to be more easily maintained, lighten the wiring system or harnessing system for the final product in which the part is incorporated over conventional connectors, and typically permit the harness and wiring system for the product to fit within an allotted envelope for size, weight, and other limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corp.
    Inventor: Christopher John Feeney
  • Patent number: 7815839
    Abstract: A mandrel comprising a rigid inner core and an elastomeric outer layer that at least partially surrounds the rigid inner core, wherein the elastomeric outer layer is adapted to expand during a molding process to seal a cavity to prevent incursion of material injected during the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, Sr., Carl Brian Klinetob, Christopher John Feeney
  • Publication number: 20090026659
    Abstract: A mandrel comprising a rigid inner core and an elastomeric outer layer that at least partially surrounds the rigid inner core, wherein the elastomeric outer layer is adapted to expand during a molding process to seal a cavity to prevent incursion of material injected during the molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, SR., Carl Brian Klinetob, Christopher John Feeney
  • Publication number: 20080268716
    Abstract: Various connectors are provided that allow establishment of one or more connections in minimal space. Numerous pins of typical radial pin related art connectors are replaced with longitudinally extending connector portions that are able to matingly engage a receiving connector portion. The connectors ease the initial manufacture of parts in which they are used, and allows the part to be more easily maintained, lighten the wiring system or harnessing system for the final product in which the part is incorporated over conventional connectors, and typically permit the harness and wiring system for the product to fit within an allotted envelope for size, weight, and other limitations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher John Feeney
  • Publication number: 20040164449
    Abstract: A vale assembly for a RIM system includes a body which defines a passage, a support structure within the passage, a poppet, and a detachable member which retains the poppet to the support structure. The valve assembly threads into a vent within a mold to provide a communication path for expanded material within the mold cavity. In operation, when a flow through the passage is below a predetermined force the detachable member is retained upon the stem and the valve remains open to provide venting of the mold cavity. Once the mixture expands into a more solid material and expands into the vent and valve assembly, the material flow provides a greater force against the poppet. Eventually, when a predetermined material flow generates a force upon the poppet greater than the predetermined force, the detachable member is detached from the stem and the poppet is pulled from the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Christopher John Feeney