Patents by Inventor François Vanfleteren

François Vanfleteren 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: 20170291330
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite part. The method includes the following steps: stacking a first mat, a spacer and a second mat in a heatable mold; at least one of the mats including a continuous web of fibers impregnated with a thermosetting resin; and compressing and heating of the stack by the heatable mold, in order to polymerize the thermosetting resin. The stacking step includes the deposition, in a heatable mold, of a first and a second filtration layer, in contact respectively with the first and second mats, on the opposite side from the spacer. The filtration layers are porous to steam and relatively less porous to the thermosetting resin. During the compression and heating step steam is evacuated from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Steve JEUNESSE, Valérie MARCEL, Moussa KHALFALLAH, Boussad ABBES, François VANFLETEREN, Frédéric ROUSSEAU
  • Publication number: 20160263858
    Abstract: A structural part (10) for a motor vehicle includes first (12A) and second (12B) mats, each mat comprising fibers and a resin bonding the fibers, and a separator (14) inserted between the first (12A) and second (12B) mats, the first (12A) and second (12B) mats being fixed on opposite faces of the separator (14). At least one of the first (12A) and second (12B) mats includes at least one continuous web of fibers (16), said web (16) comprising a plurality of parallel fibers bonded together by a thermosetting resin, at least part of the fibers of each web (16) having a length greater than 20 cm, in particular greater than 50 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicants: Faurecia Automotive Industrie, Lineo NV, Peugeot Citroen Automobiles SA, Universite de Reim Champagne-Ardenne
    Inventors: Frédéric ROUSSEAU, Moussa KHALFALLAH, François VANFLETEREN, Boussad ABBES, Valérie MARCEL
  • Publication number: 20140287216
    Abstract: The inventive method includes the following steps: bringing a plurality of disjointed ribbons (32) of fibers into parallel, at least one ribbon (32) containing long natural fibers; dispersing the adjacent ribbons (32) through a field of tips (60) to form a strip (62) of parallel fibers; tensioning and stretching the strip (62) in the field of tips (60) parallel to an axis of travel (B-B?); binding the fibers of the stretched strip (62) to form the web (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventors: Jacques Decorme, Arnaud Duval, Eric Vanfleteren, François Vanfleteren