Patents by Inventor Philippe Marino

Philippe Marino 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: 8382467
    Abstract: A multiple part mandrel on which a hollow body may be formed includes multiple sectors. Each sector has a skin on an outer face and a pair of opposed side returns at longitudinal sides of the sector. The mandrel formed by the sectors is symmetrical about a central axis of the mandrel. When the sectors are assembled as the mandrel, the side returns of adjacent sectors face each other. Each of the side returns includes a recess in an outside surface of the side return, spaced from the skin of the respective sector, and an inflatable O-ring disposed in the recess. The recesses of adjacent side returns in the mandrel are offset with respect to each other in an axial direction of the mandrel. Inflation of the inflatable O-rings urges adjacent sectors together at the skins of the sectors to seal the adjacent sectors at the skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranee—CNIM
    Inventors: Dominique Micheaux, Pierre Valibouse, Philippe Marino, Denis Colombo
  • Publication number: 20100032862
    Abstract: A tool of a composite material for making a cylindrical part of a composite material. The tool is used for forming a mandrel on which the cylindrical part is to be formed. The tool comprises a set of members, each member defining a cylindrical sector of the tool, each member having a bearing structure of a fiber composite and a skin molded on the bearing structure. The tool further includes a seal located at the junctions between the tool members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Dominique Micheaux, Pierre Valibouse, Philippe Marino, Denis Colombo