Patents by Inventor Jesse Guy Hipwell

Jesse Guy Hipwell 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
  • Publication number: 20200031091
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials effective for use in deep draw processes. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide vehicle panels such as, for example, vehicle underbody panels. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core and a skin material disposed on at least some portion of the fiber reinforced polymer core, in which the skin material comprises a basis weight of at least 65 g/m2 and an elongation at break of at least 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kunar Kumal, Thomas Arnold Ebeling, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Erich James Vorenkamp
  • Patent number: 10059079
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials effective for use in deep draw processes. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide vehicle panels such as, for example, vehicle underbody panels. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core and a skin material disposed on at least some portion of the fiber reinforced polymer core, in which the skin material comprises a basis weight of at least 65 g/m2 and an elongation at break of at least 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hanwha Azdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Kunal, Thomas Arnold Ebeling, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Erich James Vorenkamp
  • 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: 20130101822
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to composite materials effective for use in deep draw processes. In some examples, the composites can be used to provide vehicle panels such as, for example, vehicle underbody panels. In some configurations, the composite comprises a fiber reinforced polymer core and a skin material disposed on at least some portion of the fiber reinforced polymer core, in which the skin material comprises a basis weight of at least 65 g/m2 and an elongation at break of at least 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Kumar Kunal, Thomas Arnold Ebeling, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Erich James Vorenkamp
  • Patent number: 7837911
    Abstract: A method of forming a layered article, the method comprises thermoforming a substrate sheet to form a shaped substrate, wherein the shaped substrate is a fiber-reinforced plastic material having a void content sufficient to allow a vacuum to be applied through the shaped substrate; pulling a vacuum through the shaped substrate; and pulling a film layer onto a surface of the shaped substrate to form the layered article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Bristow, Scott Michael Davis, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Randall Todd Myers, Erich Otto Teutsch
  • Patent number: 7837912
    Abstract: A method of forming a layered article, the method comprises thermoforming a substrate sheet to form a shaped substrate, wherein the shaped substrate is a fiber-reinforced plastic material having a void content sufficient to allow a vacuum to be applied through the shaped substrate; pulling a vacuum through the shaped substrate; and pulling a film layer onto a surface of the shaped substrate to form the layered article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Bristow, Scott Michael Davis, Jesse Guy Hipwell, Randall Todd Myers, Erich Otto Teutsch
  • Patent number: 7318498
    Abstract: A multi-layered fiber reinforced thermoplastic sound absorbing panel includes a porous fiber reinforced thermoplastic core layer having a first surface and a second surface, and includes a thermoplastic material and from about 20 weight percent to about 80 weight percent fibers, a tie layer covering the second surface of the core layer and including a thermoplastic material, and a barrier layer covering the tie layer. The barrier layer includes a thermoplastic material having a melting temperature higher than the melting temperature of the core layer thermoplastic material. The tie layer bonds the barrier layer to the core layer. The panel also includes a non-woven layer including a fabric bonded to the barrier layer. The non-woven layer forms an outer surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Azdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Woodman, Huda Abdul Jerri, Venkat Krishna Raghavendran, Jesse Guy Hipwell