Patents by Inventor Coray Harper

Coray Harper 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).

  • Publication number: 20200385905
    Abstract: A moldable composite sheet having improved thermal and mechanical property characteristics. In one aspect, the composite sheet may be a porous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin comprising discontinuous mineral reinforcing fibers, and one or more skin layer materials. Generally, the composite sheet may have a void content or porosity from about 5% to about 95% by volume of the sheet, an areal weight between about 400 g/m2 to about 4000 g/m2 (gsm), a mineral fiber content from about 20% to about 80% by weight, and a thermoplastic resin content from about 20% to about 80% by weight of the composite sheet. The composite sheet can be molded via low pressure processes, such as thermoforming, match metal molding on stops, vacuum forming and pressure forming, to produce durable automotive interior trim parts and construction articles having improved thermal and mechanical properties in addition to other beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Timothy Good, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Coray Harper, Thomas A. Ebeling
  • Patent number: 10557224
    Abstract: A moldable composite sheet having improved thermal and mechanical property characteristics. In one aspect, the composite sheet may be a porous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin comprising discontinuous mineral reinforcing fibers, and one or more skin layer materials. Generally, the composite sheet may have a void content or porosity from about 5% to about 95% by volume of the sheet, an areal weight between about 400 g/m2 to about 4000 g/m2 (gsm), a mineral fiber content from about 20% to about 80% by weight, and a thermoplastic resin content from about 20% to about 80% by weight of the composite sheet. The composite sheet can be molded via low pressure processes, such as thermoforming, match metal molding on stops, vacuum forming and pressure forming, to produce durable automotive interior trim parts and construction articles having improved thermal and mechanical properties in addition to other beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hanwha Azdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Timothy Good, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Coray Harper, Thomas A Ebeling
  • Patent number: 10364368
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials comprising one or more high melt flow index resins. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide automotive parts such as, for example, vehicle interior parts and vehicle exterior parts. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin comprising a high melt flow index of greater than 325 g/10 min. as measured by ASTM D1238, condition L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hanwha Azdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Kunal, Coray Harper, Mark O Mason, Thomas A Ebeling
  • Publication number: 20170037549
    Abstract: A moldable composite sheet having improved thermal and mechanical property characteristics. In one aspect, the composite sheet may be a porous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin comprising discontinuous mineral reinforcing fibers, and one or more skin layer materials. Generally, the composite sheet may have a void content or porosity from about 5% to about 95% by volume of the sheet, an areal weight between about 400 g/m2 to about 4000 g/m2 (gsm), a mineral fiber content from about 20% to about 80% by weight, and a thermoplastic resin content from about 20% to about 80% by weight of the composite sheet. The composite sheet can be molded via low pressure processes, such as thermoforming, match metal molding on stops, vacuum forming and pressure forming, to produce durable automotive interior trim parts and construction articles having improved thermal and mechanical properties in addition to other beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Timothy Good, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Coray Harper, Thomas A. Ebeling
  • Publication number: 20150252206
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials comprising one or more high melt flow index resins. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide automotive parts such as, for example, vehicle interior parts and vehicle exterior parts. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin comprising a high melt flow index of greater than 325 g/10 min. as measured by ASTM D1238, condition L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: KUMAR KUNAL, CORAY HARPER, MARK O MASON, THOMAS A EBELING
  • Patent number: 8920915
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials comprising one or more high melt flow index resins. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide automotive parts such as, for example, vehicle interior parts and vehicle exterior parts. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin comprising a high melt flow index of greater than 325 g/10 min. as measured by ASTM D1238, condition L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hanwha Azdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Kunal, Mark O. Mason, Coray Harper, Thomas A Ebeling
  • Publication number: 20140051310
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials comprising one or more high melt flow index resins. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide automotive parts such as, for example, vehicle interior parts and vehicle exterior parts. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin comprising a high melt flow index of greater than 325 g/10 min. as measured by ASTM D1238, condition L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: KUMAR KUNAL, MARK O. MASON, CORAY HARPER, THOMAS A. EBELING
  • Publication number: 20080070019
    Abstract: A moldable composite sheet having improved thermal and mechanical property characteristics. In one aspect, the composite sheet may be a porous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin comprising discontinuous mineral reinforcing fibers, and one or more skin layer materials. Generally, the composite sheet may have a void content or porosity from about 5% to about 95% by volume of the sheet, an areal weight between about 400 g/m2 to about 4000 g/m2 (gsm), a mineral fiber content from about 20% to about 80% by weight, and a thermoplastic resin content from about 20% to about 80% by weight of the composite sheet. The composite sheet can be molded via low pressure processes, such as thermoforming, match metal molding on stops, vacuum forming and pressure forming, to produce durable automotive interior trim parts and construction articles having improved thermal and mechanical properties in addition to other beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Brian Good, Jesse Hipwell, Coray Harper, Thomas Ebeling