Patents by Inventor Jonathan C. Hughes

Jonathan C. Hughes 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: 9963586
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a prepreg comprising a thermosetting resin, and reinforcing fibers in the thermosetting resin, wherein when the prepreg is cured in vacuum bag only conditions, and a method of making the same. The method also applies for autoclave processing. Embodiments also relate to a cured fiber reinforced composite material made by thermally curing the prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan C Hughes, Jeffrey A Satterwhite, Nobuyuki Arai, Atsuhito Arai, Alfred P Haro, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9957387
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition having components (A), (B), (C), and (D), wherein the epoxy resin composition has a viscosity at 40° C. of about 1×103 to about 1×104 Pa·s, a curing start temperature of about 90 to about 110° C., and a minimum viscosity at the curing start temperature of about 2 to about 20 Pa·s, wherein the components (A), (B), (C), and (D) are as follows: (A) About 60 weight parts or more of a tetraglycidyl amine type epoxy resin per 100 weight parts of the epoxy resin blend; (B) Dicyandiamide; (C) Diaminodiphenyl sulfone and (D) Urea compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Alfred P. Haro, Jonathan C. Hughes, Norimitsu Natsume
  • Publication number: 20140309336
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a prepreg comprising a thermosetting resin, and reinforcing fibers in the thermosetting resin, wherein when the prepreg is cured in vacuum bag only conditions, and a method of making the same. The method also applies for autoclave processing. Embodiments also relate to a cured fiber reinforced composite material made by thermally curing the prepreg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES. INC
    Inventors: Jonathan C Hughes, Jeffrey A Satterwhite, Nobuyuki Arai, Atsuhito Arai, Alfred P Haro, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20140087178
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a prepreg having a structure comprising a first layer and a second layer, wherein the prepreg comprises component (A) comprising a reinforcing fiber, component (B) comprising a thermosetting resin, and component (C) comprising a particle or a fiber of a thermoplastic resin, the component (C) is substantially locally distributed in the first layer and the prepreg is a partially impregnated prepreg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Jonathan C. Hughes, Jeffrey A. Satterwhite, Atsuhito Arai, Alfred P. Haro, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20130217283
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition having components (A), (B), (C), and (D), wherein the epoxy resin composition has a viscosity at 40° C. of about 1×103 to about 1×104 Pa·s, a curing start temperature of about 90 to about 110° C., and a minimum viscosity at the curing start temperature of about 2 to about 20 Pa·s, wherein the components (A), (B), (C), and (D) are as follows: (A) About 60 weight parts or more of a tetraglycidyl amine type epoxy resin per 100 weight parts of the epoxy resin blend; (B) Dicyandiamide; (C) Diaminodiphenyl sulfone and (D) Urea compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Alfred P. Haro, Jonathan C. Hughes, Norimitsu Natsume
  • Patent number: 7052586
    Abstract: We make particulates, especially magnetic Fe—Co alloys having high magnetic permeability, of controlled dimensions, especially those having a narrow thickness size distribution centered around a median or target thickness in the range of about 0.1–1.0 ?m, using electrodeposition typically on a smooth (polished) titanium cathode. Our preferred continuous process uses a rotating drum cathode inside a fixed anode to grow flakes and to produce them automatically by inherent instability in the deposited film. The drum preferably rotates about a substantially vertical axis. The particulates shed (slough off) into the electrolyte (because of mismatch between the cathode surface and the plated metal or alloy at the molecular level) where they are separated in a magnetic separator or other suitable device. If the flakes are soft iron or iron-cobalt alloys, the drum generally is titanium or titanium alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Glen L. Rasmussen, Micheal E. Dickson, Robert J. Miller, Mary J. Nelson, Jonathan C. Hughes, Diane C. Rawlings
  • Patent number: 6699579
    Abstract: We make particulates, especially magnetic Fe—Co alloys having high magnetic permeability, of controlled dimensions, especially those having a narrow thickness size distribution centered around a median or target thickness in the range of about 0.1-1.0 &mgr;m, using electrodeposition typically on a smooth (polished) titanium cathode. Our preferred continuous process uses a rotating drum cathode inside a fixed anode to grow flakes and to produce them automatically by inherent instability in the deposited film. The drum preferably rotates about a substantially vertical axis. The particulates shed (slough off) into the electrolyte (because of mismatch between the cathode surface and the plated metal or alloy at the molecular level) where they are separated in a magnetic separator or other suitable device. If the flakes are soft iron or iron-cobalt alloys, the drum generally is titanium or titanium alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Glen L. Rasmussen, Micheal E. Dickson, Robert J. Miller, Mary J. Nelson, Jonathan C. Hughes, Diane C. Rawlings
  • Patent number: 6376063
    Abstract: We make particulates, especially magnetic Fe—Co alloys having high magnetic permeability, of controlled dimensions, especially those having a narrow thickness size distribution centered around a median or target thickness in the range of about 0.1-1.0 &mgr;m, using electrodeposition typically on a smooth (polished) titanium cathode. Our preferred continuous process uses a rotating drum cathode inside a fixed anode to grow flakes and to produce them automatically by inherent instability in the deposited film. The drum preferably rotates about a substantially vertical axis. The particulates shed (slough off) into the electrolyte (because of mismatch between the cathode surface and the plated metal or alloy at the molecular level) where they are separated in a magnetic separator or other suitable device. If the flakes are soft iron or iron-cobalt alloys, the drum generally is titanium or titanium alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Glen L. Rasmussen, Micheal E. Dickson, Robert J. Miller, Mary J. Nelson, Jonathan C. Hughes, Diane C. Rawlings
  • Publication number: 20020037433
    Abstract: We make particulates, especially magnetic Fe—Co alloys having high magnetic permeability, of controlled dimensions, especially those having a narrow thickness size distribution centered around a median or target thickness in the range of about 0.1-1.0 &mgr;m, using electrodeposition typically on a smooth (polished) titanium cathode. Our preferred continuous process uses a rotating drum cathode inside a fixed anode to grow flakes and to produce them automatically by inherent instability in the deposited film. The drum preferably rotates about a substantially vertical axis. The particulates shed (slough off) into the electrolyte (because of mismatch between the cathode surface and the plated metal or alloy at the molecular level) where they are separated in a magnetic separator or other suitable device. If the flakes are soft iron or iron-cobalt alloys, the drum generally is titanium or titanium alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Glen L. Rasmussen, Micheal E. Dickson, Robert J. Miller, Mary J. Nelson, Jonathan C. Hughes, Diane C. Rawlings