Patents by Inventor Hugh Foran

Hugh Foran 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: 20220063384
    Abstract: A vehicle removable roof system including a roof support structure removably attachable to a vehicle, the roof support structure including a plurality of vertically oriented supports and at least one horizontally oriented support. The at least one removable panel configured to engage with the roof support structure. The vehicle removable roof system formed of a light weight sandwich composite structure that affords a high gloss surface without resort to additional processing after production with improved moisture resistance and edges suitable for sealing the removable roof assembly to other vehicle components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Continental Structural Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Durham, Yuhei Konagai, Yagi Yutaka, Matthew Plauman, Evan Freeman-Gibb, Hugh Foran
  • Publication number: 20220024183
    Abstract: A composite sandwich panel assembly including an open area core, a high gloss surface sheet, and a structural skin. The open are core defines a plurality of pores and has a first face and an opposing second face. The high gloss surface sheet is adhered to the first face of the open area core by a first adhesive layer. The high gloss surface sheet has a high gloss surface. The structural skin is adhered to the second face of the open area core by a second adhesive layer. A process for forming the composite sandwich panel assembly includes positioning the high gloss surface sheet, joining the first face of the open area core to the high gloss surface sheet with a first adhesive layer intermediate therebetween, and joining the structural skin to the second face of the open area core with a second adhesive layer intermediate therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Durham, Yuhei Konagai, Yutaka Yagi, Matthew Plauman, Evan Freeman-Gibb, Hugh Foran
  • 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