Patents by Inventor Richard Struve

Richard Struve 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: 20050211838
    Abstract: Insulation for use in an aircraft fuselage is formed wherein at least one layer made from an open-celled foam that provides acoustic and thermal insulation. The open-celled foam is compression fitted into the airplane fuselage so as to provide effective attachment to the fuselage. The open-celled foam requires minimal attachment treatments. Further, compression fit of the open cell layer is used as an interface around brackets and unrelated hardware to provide superior close-out of gaps that would normally occur using traditional insulation to bracket interfaces. The preferred foam for the open celled compression layer is also relatively moisture resistant (i.e. hydrophobic) in nature and is compressible to between about 0.5 and 10 percent compression, with about 2% compression being ideal for most applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Struve, Randall Smith, Adam Weston, Hossein Farange, Nigel Moores
  • Patent number: 4754929
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for use with fluid jet cutting systems is disclosed which yields a lower profile, lower mass nozzle assembly, and which permits "finger-tight" assembly of the nozzle.Briefly, the assembly includes a nozzle housing, a generally tubular closure member (20) having a fluid-accommodating passageway, a collar (36) for positioning a jet-forming orifice (42) with respect to the passageway, and a sealing ring (38) retained to the tubular member by the collar to provide a high pressure seal between the tubular member and the nozzle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Assignee: Flow Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Struve, Gary Ayers