Of Parallel Stacked Sheets Only Patents (Class 156/222)
  • Patent number: 11135803
    Abstract: A die and counter die system for impressing a relief pattern onto a substrate, including at least one male die including a contact surface and defining a relief pattern, a compressible counter film including a base layer, a contact layer disposed opposite the contact surface of the at least one male die and spaced therefrom, and a compressible layer disposed between the base layer and the contact layer and attached thereto. The contact layer is featureless in a region thereof opposing the relief pattern on the at least one male die. The compressible counter film has a compressibility, in a direction perpendicular to a broad face of the compressible counter film, in the range of 5-30% at 1.35 MPa. The system further includes a compression mechanism adapted to move the at least one male die and the compressible counter film towards one another in an operative mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ron Or, Michael Karp, Claudio Rottman
  • Patent number: 11053953
    Abstract: A structural guide vane including a vane body contact surface and a vane edge, wherein at least one of the vane body contact surface or the vane edge comprises a fiber metal laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Andrew Pope
  • Patent number: 10865769
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rotor blade panel of a wind turbine includes placing one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins into a mold of the rotor blade panel. The method also includes printing and depositing, via a computer numeric control (CNC) device, a plurality of rib members that form at least one three-dimensional (3-D) reinforcement grid structure onto an inner surface of the one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins. Further, the grid structure bonds to the one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins as the grid structure is deposited. Moreover, the method includes printing at least one additional feature into the grid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Norman Arnold Turnquist, Stephen Bertram Johnson, Don Conrad Johnson, Thomas Merzhaeuser, Peggy Lynn Baehmann, Stefan Herr, Murray Fisher, Andrew McCalip, Alan M. Walker, Todd Anderson
  • Patent number: 10766212
    Abstract: A plurality of segments of radius filler is positioned onto a radius filler forming tool. The plurality of segments of radius filler is applied to a stringer in a single placement step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James R. Kendall, Paul D. Shaw, Raviendra Sidath Suriyaarachchi, Sadie Lee Fieni
  • Patent number: 10730263
    Abstract: A trim component is provided herein, the trim component having: a first extruded TPO layer having a first show surface and a second backing surface; a second extruded TPO layer applied to the second backing surface of the first extruded TPO layer after the first extruded TPO layer is formed by an extrusion process, wherein a portion of the second extruded TPO layer is visible at the first show surface through a pattern cut in the first extruded TPO layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph A. Massetti
  • Patent number: 10676870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water based wax dispersion comprising a hydrocarbon wax and a dialkylether for the coating of paper products, the use thereof, the method of coating paper products therewith and the coated printed paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sasol Wax GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schwalbe, Ulrich Schneider, Thomas Haas, Oliver Herzog
  • Patent number: 10533596
    Abstract: The present invention is relates to a fiber reinforced resin screw 10, 20 shaped using a resin composition containing reinforcing fiber in a resin. A pitch of threads has a length of 1.5 to 2 times of a standard pitch corresponding to an outer diameter of the threads prescribed in standards of a metric coarse screw, a unified coarse screw and a unified fine screw. An average fiber length of the reinforcing fiber is 1 to 1/3 times of the pitch of the threads in the fiber reinforced resin screw. A content rate of the reinforcing fiber is in a range of 20 to 80%. In this way, the fiber reinforced resin screw to have improved is provided in the strength of the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Ikada, Naohiro Horie
  • Patent number: 10525643
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for making foam laminates having a concave surface. The methods include: (a) placing the foam sheet-containing sandwich structure in a mold; and (b) shaping the laminate in the mold to form the foam laminate having a concave surface. In the methods, the foam sheet is a slice from a foam bun in which a foaming reaction occurs such that the foam rises in a direction away from a base, such that one major surface of the sheet is a foam rise direction facing surface and the opposed major surface of the sheet is a base facing surface, and prior to placing the foam laminate in the mold, the foam sheet is oriented so that the shaping forms the foam laminate having the concave surface wherein the foam rise direction facing surface of the foam sheet faces the concave surface of the foam laminate. Also disclosed are automotive headliners and hoodliners made thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventor: Bin Lee
  • Patent number: 10426037
    Abstract: A circuitized structure with a 3-dimensional configuration. A base structure is provided that includes an insulating substrate of electrically insulating material with a flat configuration, and further includes an electric circuit including at least one layer of electrically conductive material arranged on the insulating substrate. The insulating material includes a thermosetting material being partially cured by stopping a cure thereof at a B-stage before reaching a gel point. The base structure is formed according to the 3-dimensional configuration, and the cure of the thermosetting material is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Silvio Dragone, Stefano S. Oggioni, William Santiago Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10379085
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly for nondestructive material testing with which shear waves are emitted and detected in elastic surfaces of components or workpieces, in which piezoelectric transducer elements are arranged above one another in multiple planes and the piezoelectric transducer elements arranged in adjacent planes can each be operated oppositely to one another. The piezoelectric transducer elements can be piezoelectric fibers and/or piezoelectric plate-like elements that are connected to or embedded in an elastically deformable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Koehler, Frank Schubert, Uwe Lieske
  • Patent number: 10307974
    Abstract: Ply wrinkling during hot drape forming of a composite laminate is reduced at corner radii. A tensioning material placed over an uncured composite laminate charge maintains a compressive force on the laminate charge as the charge is formed over a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Kline, Christopher Gary Harris
  • Patent number: 10301819
    Abstract: The invention concerns a wall element including a felt panel that has at least two felt layers, with at least one felt layer having a three-dimensional structure on at least one top side. The felt panel includes as its top layer a plane felt layer, as its bottom layer a plane felt layer, and as its middle layer at least one corrugated felt layer. The corrugated felt layer bordering on the top layer is connected to the top layer on its top side in the region of upper vertex lines or vertex points formed by its wave peaks. The corrugated felt layer bordering on the bottom layer is connected to the bottom layer on its bottom side in the region of lower vertex lines or vertex points formed by its wave valleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Burkhard Schmitz, Carola Zwick, Roland Zwick
  • Patent number: 10189629
    Abstract: A paper based cellulosic dunnage for use during transportation of goods. The dunnage may include an inner core, with a plurality of vertically aligned cellulosic cells that may be hexagonal in shape. The dunnage may include a top linerboard, attached to the top surface of the inner core, and corner boards, attached to the top and side surfaces of the inner core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sobro Packaging LLC
    Inventor: James Kyle
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10022923
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of repairing a damaged portion of a perforated skin of a panel using a doubler made of composite material which is designed to be applied to the damaged portion of the perforated skin. The method includes at least one step in which a sealing film is applied to the damaged portion of the perforated skin in order to temporarily seal the perforations in the skin, and a step in which the doubler is produced over the previously deposited sealing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Arnaud Delehouze, Sylvain Sentis, Philippe Prunin, Aristide Boudard
  • Patent number: 9943796
    Abstract: A filter media and a pleated filter with a first layer of filtration media, a layer of support material and a second layer of filtration media on the opposite side of the support material as the first layer of filter media. All three layers are laminated together and pleated. The support material provides the required stiffness and rigidity for the pleating process. The physical characteristics of the upstream layer of filtration media are contemplated to be different than the characteristics of the downstream layer of filtration media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Columbus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus J. Ptak, Chrystal B. Gillilan, Russell Baldinger
  • Patent number: 9884368
    Abstract: An applicator for grain boundary diffusion process that uniformly applies an RH powder without excess or deficiency onto a predetermined surface of a sintered compact with a given thickness and in a given pattern, the applicator being automated and performed on many sintered compacts during the production of a NdFeB system sintered magnet. The applicator includes a work loader and a print head, located above the work loader. The work loader includes: a laterally movable base; a lift being vertically movable with respect to the base; a frame that is attachable to and detachable from the lift; a tray that is attachable to and detachable from the frame; a supporter provided on the upper surface of the tray; and a vertically movable magnetic clamp. The print head includes: a screen having a passage section; and a movable squeegee and a backward scraper that maintains contact with the upper screen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Osamu Itatani, Masato Sagawa
  • Patent number: 9855729
    Abstract: Multi-layer composite materials comprising a plastic or metal foil, corresponding method of production and use thereof Multilayered composite materials comprising as components: (A) a plastics or metal foil, (B) optionally at least one bonding layer and (C) a polyurethane layer with capillaries passing through the entire thickness of the polyurethane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carl Jokisch, Juergen Weiser
  • Patent number: 9529264
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a metallic pressed sheet or an endless strip, whereby a surface structure is produced by applying a mask for partial chemical passivation followed by chemical surface treatment. The invention also relates to a device for implementing said method. In order to significantly improve the reproducibility and the resolution of the mask obtained, the mask is produced from a UV-hardening lacquer which is applied by a suitable device. The resolution is improved by means of a nozzle matrix which sprays the UV-hardening lacquer in dots, the individual dots forming a pattern as a result of the overspraying thereof, thereby forming the mask to be produced. The UV-hardening lacquer is especially advantageous in that it can be removed from the surface very easily after the etching process, and enables a high reproducibility compared to the conventional screen printing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Hueck Engraving GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jordi Fred Reichert
  • Patent number: 9517288
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent sanitary paper product having a machine direction, a cross-machine direction orthogonal and co-planar thereto, and a Z-direction orthogonal to both the machine- and cross-machine directions is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: a. providing a first network of fibers having a first and a second side, each fiber of the first network of fibers having a longitudinal axis generally disposed within the plane comprising the machine- and cross-machine-directions; b. applying a first bonding layer in a first pattern to one of the first and second sides of the first network of fibers; and, c. applying a first second network of fibers to the first bonding layer, the first second network of fibers comprising a combination of a first plurality of fibers and a second plurality of fibers. The first and second pluralities of fibers are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Kevin Benson McNeil, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 9410485
    Abstract: A composite panel includes an inner skin and an outer skin and has an opening for receiving a sampling scoop, which forms a channel and the sampling opening of which is in communication with the outer skin. In particular, the outer skin is shaped such that, at the opening, same forms at least a portion of a flow surface of the sampling scoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: AIRCELLE
    Inventors: Franck Laurant, Francois Bellet, Jean-Philippe Joret
  • Patent number: 9375904
    Abstract: Multi-layer composite materials comprising a layer of cellulosic material, optionally at least one bonding layer and a polyurethane layer with capillaries passing through the entire thickness of the polyurethane layer; a corresponding method of production; and use thereof such as in packaging and decorative materials. An object of the multi-layer composite materials is the processing of cellulosic substrates such that they have an appealing visual appearance and pleasant haptics and are impervious to fingerprints, sweat marks and moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carl Jokisch, Juergen Weiser
  • Patent number: 9327470
    Abstract: A variable-radius laminated composite radius filler may include a base portion, a keyway portion, and a tip portion. The base portion may be formed of a plurality of variable width composite plies defining a variable cross-sectional shape of the base portion. The keyway portion may be stacked on the base portion and may be formed of a plurality of substantially constant width composite plies defining a substantially constant cross-sectional shape of the keyway portion. The tip portion may be stacked on the keyway portion and may be formed of composite plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott Edward Krajca, Joseph L. Sweetin, Christopher G. Harris, William T. Kline, Gabriel Z. Forston
  • Patent number: 9132590
    Abstract: A method of molding a wind-turbine blade in a mold is described. The method includes arranging a number of markers on an interior of the mold; arranging a composite layup in the mold; and assembling and curing the composite layup in the mold such that a negative impression of a marker is formed on a surface of the composite layup, which negative impression facilitates correct positioning of the blade relative to a component in a subsequent assembly step. A mold for molding a wind-turbine blade; a wind-turbine blade molded using such a mold; and a positioning device for positioning a drilling and/or milling tool relative to a root portion of a wind-turbine blade molded using the inventive method are disclosed. A method of manufacturing a wind-turbine blade is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Ib Frydendal, Soeren Markkilde Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9096021
    Abstract: A forming tool with a predefined mold portion is provided in a method for producing a reinforced fiber composite component for aviation and aerospace. A forming/support element is molded by means of the mold portion of the forming tool. A semi-finished fiber product is then deposited at least in portions on the shaped forming/support element. The deposited semi-finished fiber product is deformed by means of the forming/support element to form at least one reinforcing portion. The forming/support element is then removed from the forming tool together with the reinforcing section formed on this element, followed by defined positioning of the reinforcing section thus formed with respect to an associated fiber composite component portion by supporting with the forming/support element. The reinforcing portion is cured to form the reinforced fiber composite component. A forming device is provided with a predefined mold portion which holds a forming/support element such that it can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Sander, Hauke Lengsfeld, Hans Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20150136119
    Abstract: A method for shaping a glass sheet having a thickness Ev by applying and adhering a layer of a first material that can be subjected to traction onto a first surface of the glass sheet. The layer has a thickness E1. Either the neutral fiber of the complex moves across into the layer of the first material, the glass being then completely under compression; or the neutral fiber moves towards the first material but remains in the glass sheet, the surface of the glass being then subjected to a level of traction lower than the failure value. The complex comprising the glass sheet coated with the first layer of material is deformed, such that it is close to the final shape and the glass is mainly under compression. A stabilizing element B is applied and adhered or attached onto the complex A and of dimensionally stabilizing the final shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yannick Godillot, Marie Nghiem, Michael Pes, Charles Daniel, Yann Vitupier
  • Publication number: 20150122406
    Abstract: A process using a vacuum ring or vacuum bag to produce glass laminates with improved optical distortion and shape consistency using thin glass having a thickness not exceeding 1.0 by using a soak temperatures not exceeding 120° C. or not exceeding 100° C. and a vacuum not exceed about ?0.6 bar. One or more assembled stacks of two glass sheets and a polymer interlayer being laminated may be stacked on a single reference mold and processed simultaneously in a single vacuum bag or vacuum ring. One more thin glass sheets may be placed on top the assembled stack(s) on the reference mold to protect the assembled stack from irregular forces applied by the vacuum bag or the vacuum ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: William Keith Fisher, Michael John Moore, Steven Luther Moyer, Huan-Hung Sheng, Larry Gene Smith
  • Publication number: 20150119498
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a composite component, especially for continuous production of such composite components, includes a feeding device for feeding one or more layers of reinforcing material from a material supply along a process path, a resin application device for applying a resin matrix to the reinforcing material fed along the process path, and a forming device configured to shape or mould a profile of the reinforcing material and the resin matrix applied thereto to form a composite component as the reinforcing material is fed or conveyed along the process path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Hauke SEEGEL, Tassilo WITTE
  • Publication number: 20150101739
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing absorbent articles, and in particular, methods for making pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers. Aspects of the methods according to the present disclosure relate to the fabrication of refastenable pant diapers wherein discrete chassis are advanced in a machine direction such that the lateral axis is parallel with the machine direction. First side panels are then refastenably connected with the first waist region, and second side panels are permanently connected the second waist regions of the discrete chassis. The chassis are connected with discrete lengths of side panel material and/or connection zone material. The chassis are then folded, and the first and second side panels are subsequently bonded together. The article is then subjected to knife cut at or adjacent the bonded regions to create discrete, pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Joseph Hung Lam, Kazuaki Tameishi, Koichi Morimoto, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Norman Gorospe Juguilon
  • Publication number: 20150099078
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, comprising polysilazane, polysiloxane, and a boron constituent. The compositions may further comprise carbon nanofibers. Also provided is a method for forming the compositions, composites formed from a composition, and a method for forming composites from a composition by mixing the compositions with fibers and curing the composition-fiber mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Burning Bush Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Fish
  • Patent number: 8999096
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a curved part of composite material, during which the layers of fibers of composite materials that will compose the part are held taut at least during the bending step, and displacement of the layers with relation to each other is controlled, is disclosed. A device capable of implementing this type of processs is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Denis De Mattia
  • Publication number: 20150090432
    Abstract: A method of making a low-pressure thin-walled heat exchanger and a low-pressure thin-walled heat exchanger are described. According to the production method a thin metal cover layer and a thin cover layer consisting of metal or plastic are sealed with one another. The sealing is realized by a thin layer of a sealable polymer that is provided as coating on one side of at least one cover layer and/or by a separate intermediate layer of a sealable polymer. Both cover layers are sealed with one another by the interposed layer of the sealable polymer with the formation of a cavity suitable for the passage of a heat exchange medium which cavity can be formed as passage system. Such heat exchangers can be produced in an especially cheap way in this manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Bert Féron, Manfred Breuer
  • Publication number: 20150086803
    Abstract: Methods for making phenolic resins modified with one or more monosaccharides and methods for making composite products therewith are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, a method for making a composite product can include contacting a plurality of cellulosic sheets with a resin composition that includes a phenolic resin and a monosaccharide. The resin composition can include about 0.5 wt % to about 30 wt % of the monosaccharide, based on a combined weight of the phenolic resin and the monosaccharide. The method can also include at least partially curing the resin composition to produce a composite product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ramji Srinivasan, Benjamin D. Gapud, Kelly A. Shoemake
  • Publication number: 20150072098
    Abstract: Multi-layer forms and methods of producing the same are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a first substrate first layer having a first side and a second side. The apparatus includes a second substrate first layer having a third side and a fourth side. The second side is coupled to the third side. The first substrate first layer and the second substrate first layer are embossed. The apparatus includes a second substrate second layer having a fifth side and a sixth side, the fourth side coupled to the fifth side. The apparatus includes a second substrate first layer having a seventh side and an eighth side. The seventh side is coupled to the sixth side. The second substrate first layer and the second substrate second layer are not embossed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Joshua Johnson, Lynn Baeten, Eric M. Wood, Kevin Pulley
  • Publication number: 20150069681
    Abstract: A leaf spring for a motor vehicle is made from a fiber composite component including individual fibers in form of at least two textile layers stacked on top of each other and a matrix made of a duroplastic or thermoplastic resin surrounding the fibers. The resin is hardened in a mold tool by applying pressure and heat. The stacked textile layers are formed inside a mold tool and fixed by a dry binder applied to at least one of the textile layers to form a dry preform. A fiber composite blank is stamped from the preform and subsequently infiltrated with the resin in a RTM cavity and hardened. The binder applied in dry form may only be arranged in certain areas of the textile layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: ULRICH MÜLLER
  • Patent number: 8974618
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assembling a skin of a composite structure on an outer surface of an inner mold line layup mandrel. The systems and methods include receiving a plurality of ply kits, assembling the plurality of ply kits to form a skin segment that defines a portion of the skin, and affixing the skin segment to the outer surface of the layup mandrel. The assembling includes transferring a respective ply kit of the plurality of ply kits to a non-planar transfer tool, compacting the respective ply kit on the non-planar transfer tool, and repeating the transferring and the compacting for each ply kit in the plurality of ply kits to form the skin segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel M. Rotter, Paul Chih-Yung Chang, Brad A. Coxon, Paul E. Nelson, Kimberlee Madden, Henry Macias, Jennifer Sue Noel, Eugene H. Jeppesen, Kurtis S. Willden, Arvid J. Berg, Richard V. Phillips, Stephen Lee Metschan, Stephen K. Kirchmeier, Joseph D. Anderson, Scott A. Boner
  • Publication number: 20150053332
    Abstract: The manufacturing method object of the invention comprises the following stages: A) stacking strips of prepreg material on a laminating tool (14), so that an angled laminated part (2) is obtained comprising a central section (2a) contained in a first plane (12), at least one side section (2b) contained in a second plane (13), and at least one bending axis (5) between the central section (2a) and the at least one side section (2b), so that, the first plane and the second plane form an angle ?; B) forming of the angled laminated part (2) comprising bending along the bending axis (5) the, at least, one side section with respect to the central section (2a), obtaining a formed part (6); C) curing, of the formed part (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: David Cano Cediel, Ruth Chinarro Vera, Francisco Escobar Benavides, Pedro Nogueroles Viñes
  • Publication number: 20150053333
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a composite part. The apparatus comprises a sleeve that molds a composite material. The sleeve has a first face and a second face. The second face has features to mold the composite material. The first face comprises a first inclined surface having an angle less than about 90 degrees and greater than about 0 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Charles R. Prebil, James R. Fox
  • Publication number: 20150030804
    Abstract: A sheetlike composite material including at least one layer A of a nonwoven thermoplastic fibre web or a thermoplastic film, and at least two unidirectional oriented-fibre layers B and B?, the layers B and B? having a bidirectional fibre orientation. The layers are not only needled but also stitched to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Burak Baser
  • Publication number: 20150022495
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a sensor without a traditional substrate. In the disclosed embodiments, a substrate may be omitted and the sensor may be mounted on, and/or incorporated into, a functional element of an electronic device such as a cover glass for a touch screen or a display of a computing device. As a substrate may be used during formation of the sensor, the substrate on which the sensor is actually mounted on during use can be configured to have certain properties or characteristics, such as transparency, a certain thickness, and the like. In other words, the parameters of the substrate used to mount the sensor may not be constrained by the requirements of the manufacturing process of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Bussat, Benjamin B. Lyon, Scott A. Myers, Terry L. Gilton
  • Publication number: 20140374011
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the manufacturing of a cladding element for a passenger cabin of a vehicle, in particular of a land vehicle, an aircraft, or a watercraft, comprising the following steps: introducing a first layer, which is provided with first fibres and impregnated with a resin, into a forming shell, layering of a support layer, which is sheet-like and reinforced with second fibres, onto the first layer, such that the first layer extends beyond at least one edge of the support layer, layering of an elastic material strip onto that portion of the first layer that extends beyond the support layer, such that the material strip bears flushly against the edge of the support layer, layering of a second layer, which is provided with the first fibres and impregnated with the resin, onto the support layer, such that a portion of the second layer extends beyond the edge and lies over the material strip, and closing the forming shell and exerting a pressure on the layer arrangement, which is ac
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Maik SZARSZEWSKI, Matthias HOFFMANN
  • Patent number: 8900393
    Abstract: A high bulk laminated board is produced using one or more embossed plies. A method of producing the laminated board comprises: embossing first and second plies to produce first embossed projections extending from first sides of the first and second plies; placing adhesive on the first embossed projections on the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies; bringing the first and second plies together such that the first embossed projections on the first and second embossed plies are aligned; applying pressure to the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies to cause the first and second embossed plies to adhere together to form a composite ply; and adhering first and second flat outer plies onto first and second sides of the composite ply. Corresponding apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: 3A Composites GmbH
    Inventor: Victor Adie
  • Publication number: 20140349102
    Abstract: A method and processing station for producing a veneer having two parallel opposed faces and including at least one lignocellulosic layer made of lignocellulosic fibers having a grain extending along the opposed faces of the veneer. The processing station carries out the method by applying a compressive force to the veneer along at least one direction extending along the opposed faces of the veneer so as to mechanically compress the lignocellulosic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Hugo Piccin, Nathalie Durand
  • Publication number: 20140349789
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a lacrosse pocket comprising a preformed composite material including an outer edge for attaching to a lacrosse head and an interior channel within the outer edge having a desired concave shape and depth, wherein the interior channel, for receiving and releasing a lacrosse ball, permanently maintains the desired concave shape and depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
  • Patent number: 8845838
    Abstract: A method for producing a steering wheel (10) including a multilayered decorative trim (16) comprises the following steps: providing a multilayered body composed of flat layers joined to each other, the body being bent transversely or perpendicular to the plane of the layers into a shape adapted to the geometry of a steering wheel body part (14), cutting off a thin arcuate decorative layer (26) from a lateral surface of the body, in particular essentially perpendicular to the bending axis, and adapting said decorative layer (26) to and applying it onto said steering wheel body part (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: TRW Automotive Safety Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Binder, Maik Adelberger, Norbert Zwiessler
  • Publication number: 20140268495
    Abstract: Wet carbon paper processing, wet carbon papers, electrodes prepared from such wet carbon papers, and capacitors prepared from such electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Inhwan Do, Hyunjoong Kim
  • Publication number: 20140272349
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an article made of a multilayer composite material comprising a central element (I) arranged between a first and a second reinforcement layer (B) to form a structure (B)-(I)-(B), said central element (I) comprising: a first and a second structural layer (A) each comprising at least one mat of needle punched fibres of the thermoplastic and/or natural type or else a mat of expanded thermoplastic polymer, said structural layers (A) being impregnated with a thermosetting resin; a third reinforcement layer (B) arranged between said two structural layers (A), said first, second and third reinforcement layer (B) consisting of a fibrous material, comprising one or more types of fibres selected from the group consisting of glass fibres, natural fibres, carbon fibres, basalt fibres, kevlar fibres, aramid fibres or a mixture of such fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INDUSTRIALESUD S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Di Sante, Mario Biggio, Mario Di Paolantonio, Gianluca Giovine
  • Publication number: 20140251531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a composite sheet metal part having at least one metallic region from a composite sheet metal blank which has two outer cover sheets of metal and at least one layer which is arranged between the cover sheets and consists of plastics material. The invention provides an apparatus and method by which complex formed composite sheet metal parts can easily be produced in a few steps and which still have metallic regions which can be used for joining to further parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventor: Azeddine Chergui
  • Patent number: 8808485
    Abstract: The present invention is a method to make an environmentally friendly polyurethane molded article (100) comprising at least 20 percent renewable materials and molded articles made therefrom. Specifically, the method provides for molding a polyurethane coated sandwich structure (40) comprising a honey comb core (30) having fiber reinforcing layers (10, 20) to provide an environmentally friendly polyurethane molded article with a desired shape such as an automobile load floor. The polyurethane coating is derived from a polyurethane—forming mixture comprising an isocyanate component and a polyol component. Specifically, the polyol component comprises one or more natural oil based polyol, preferably comprising at least one of a hydroxymethylated fatty acid or a hydroxymethylated fatty acid (methyl) ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Allan James, Daniele Paolini
  • Patent number: 8808484
    Abstract: A universal door skin blank comprises an exterior side and an interior side for securing to a frame member, first and second molded, spaced stiles, and a flat planar portion disposed between the stiles and lying on a plane spaced from the plane of the stiles. An interface portion is disposed between and contiguous with the stiles and the flat planar portion. The invention also relates to a door having at least one universal door skin blank, with at least two separately formed rails secured to the planar portion of the blank at opposite ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Steven K. Lynch, Bei-Hong Liang, Mark A. Ruggie, Jason Walsh, Henry Coghlan