One Component Is A Fibrous Or Textile Sheet, Web, Or Batt Patents (Class 264/257)
  • Patent number: 10086544
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a ceramic matrix composite component, said process comprising inserting at least one fibrous sheet into a resin transfer molding system. The process includes wetting the at least one (dry or partially wetted) fibrous sheet with a neat first pre-ceramic polymer resin. The process includes injecting a second pre-ceramic polymer resin including a filler material into at least one fibrous sheet and curing the pre-ceramic polymer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G Abbott, Kathryn S Read
  • Patent number: 10040223
    Abstract: Methods and combinations of a curing catalyst with a mold release mixture, which is then subsequently applied to the surface of a mold prior to the application of polyurethane reactants to said mold, where the curing catalyst component has the effect of catalyzing the reaction at the surface of the molded part. This catalysis results in greater reactivity at the surface between reacting portions and lower delamination of the surface of the foam, thereby leading to more attractive skins with a more consistent cell structure, and lower de-mold times due to skins whose nature makes them less likely to adhere to the surface of the mold. These foams will be less likely to tear upon opening of the mold, and production quality and output will be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Twin Brook Capital Partners LLC
    Inventors: Kyle W. Peterson, Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9950479
    Abstract: A method of producing FRP includes disposing a preform made of a reinforcing fiber base material in a cavity of a mold, providing a resin injection path and a suction path that sucks at least air to the mold, and causing resin from the resin injection path to flow in a direction toward the suction path in the cavity to be impregnated into the preform, wherein 1) a high flow resistance region for partially making the resin flowing in the preform hardly flow is formed in the preform itself, 2) a flow front of the resin flowing in the direction toward the suction path through the high flow resistance region is controlled to settle within a permitted region that has been predetermined relative to a shape of a product to be molded, 3) the resin injection path is formed from a runner provided around the preform and the suction path is disposed at a central portion of the preform, and the high flow resistance region is formed at a corresponding part corresponding to a part around the suction path as a high flow resi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohnosuke Yamamoto, Seiji Tsuji, Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9931431
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices fabricated from branched polymers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Yunbing Wang, David C. Gale, Bin Huang, Mikael O. Trollsas, Thierry Glauser, Florian Ludwig
  • Patent number: 9914270
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing composite stringers from a composite laminate comprising a male mold, a main caul plate, two fixed female mold halves, two secondary movable caul plates and a retention device. The main caul plate is located below the male mold, the female mold halves are located at both sides of the main caul plate and the secondary movable caul plates, each of them located respectively over each one of the two female mold halves. The male mold, the main caul plate, the two female mold halves and the two secondary caul plates are non-developable surfaces. The retention device keeps each secondary movable caul plate at a predetermined distance of its respective female mold half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Gabriel Cruzado Parla, Alberto Martinez Cerezo, Jorge Galiana Blanco, Jose Cuenca Rincon, Aquilino Garcia Garcia, Augusto Perez Pastor
  • Patent number: 9817923
    Abstract: A method designing a part made of 3D woven composite material, performed by a computer, the method including: obtaining shape data representing an outside surface of the part; for each point of a set of points of the outside surface, determining a distance between the point and a projection of the point onto a target surface, the projection being along a predetermined projection direction; determining a structure of a 3D woven preform as a function of the determined distances; and obtaining projection data specifying a projection direction as a function of a position of a point on the outside surface of the part, wherein the projection direction that is used for at least some of the points of the set of points is determined during the determining a distance, as a function of the projection and as a function of the position of the point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Yann Marchal, Jean-Noel Mahieu
  • Patent number: 9802842
    Abstract: A hollow fiber membrane module comprising a bundle of hollow fiber membranes, a housing, an adhesive fixation layer, an inlet and outlet, at least one bias regulating member, and at least one straightening cylinder, in which the bias regulating member is contained in the adhesive fixation layer, the adhesive fixation layer comprises an outer end surface and an inner end surface inside the straightening cylinder, at least some of spaces between the hollow fiber membranes are at least three times as large as an outer diameter of the hollow fiber membrane on the outer end surface of the adhesive fixation layer, and the spaces between the hollow fiber membranes and a space from the hollow fiber membranes to the straightening cylinder are all less than three times as large as the outer diameter of the hollow fiber membrane on the inner end surface of the adhesive fixation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Satoshi Shiki
  • Patent number: 9801294
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electronic device casing having a coupling structure is provided. The electronic device casing is made of a casing material including a supportive substrate and a first thermoplastic substrate. A preliminary connecting section is formed on the first thermoplastic substrate by a hot-pressing molding process, and a molding plastic material is injected onto the preliminary connecting section by an in-mold injection process. After being cooled, the molding plastic material engages with the preliminary connecting section to form a secondary connecting section for a coupling element to couple with. Thus, the coupling structure of the electronic device casing can be directly formed during a manufacturing process without any additional procedures, thereby overall manufacturing time and costs are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sunteng New Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9790340
    Abstract: A pre-formed covering for moisture-proofing and insulating a wall box (also called a vent box and exhaust box) and method of moisture-proofing and insulating a wall box using the pre-formed covering. The pre-formed covering is made of an air impermeable and insulating material, and is configured, shaped and dimensioned to fit over at least a portion of the wall box and be sealable to the wall box to minimize leakage of air and/or moisture from the wall box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Jozef Sobotka
  • Patent number: 9757920
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite seal is disclosed. The ceramic matrix composite seal including a ceramic matrix and a number of ceramic fiber fabrics embedded in the ceramic matrix. The ceramic matrix composite seal is formed into a strip with a desired geometry such that the seal strip is configured to be assembled with a number of components to create a seal between the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew J. Lazur
  • Patent number: 9756914
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device is disclosed. The case may include several layers. An inner layer may be made from a rigid material such as plastic. An outer layer is molded to an exterior portion of the inner layer. A fabric layer formed from a material such as microfiber is adhesively secured to an interior layer of the inner layer, the inner layer opposite the exterior layer. The inner layer may further include a recessed portion that receives a camera trim made from an opaque material. In this regard, when the electronic device is positioned within the case, the camera trim improves image capturing of a camera of the electronic device by blocking reflected light from a camera flash emitted by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baker, Edward L. Siahaan
  • Patent number: 9694898
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a reinforced composite structure for an aircraft and devices used in such methods are provided. A device includes a base, a first support member fixedly attached to the base, and a second support member fixedly attached to the base and aligned longitudinally with the first support member. The first support member and the second support member are spaced a first distance apart. Two pinching wheels are spaced a second distance apart. The two pinching wheels are positioned proximate to ends of the first support member and the second support member. The second distance is less than the first distance. The two pinching wheels are configured to receive a composite material layout between them and to cause two lengths of the composite material layout to contact each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Aitken, Brenden A. Autry
  • Patent number: 9683815
    Abstract: A helmet shell is formed having an outer section of fibrous layers, a middle section of fibrous layers and an inner section of fibrous layers. The outer section layers contain high tenacity abrasive fibers in a resin matrix. The middle section layers contain high strength polyolefin fibers and are in the form of woven or knitted fabrics with a resin matrix. The inner section layers contain high strength polyolefin fibers and are in the form of non-woven fabrics with a resin matrix. The helmet is lightweight and resists penetration of rifle bullets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Ashok Bhatnagar, Bradley L. Grunden, Brian D. Arvidson, Lori L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9682674
    Abstract: The present bumper impact beam includes pultruding polymer (e.g. thermoset polymer, preferably polyurethane) into continuous reinforcement (preferably carbon fibers or glass fibers), the reinforcement including fabrics selectively positioned and extending around corners for improved impact strength. The beam preferably has a 50%-70% fiber volume fraction that is relatively uniform throughout the part. A curved cooling support and/or beam design may be used to cause the cooled beam to have a sweep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Shape Corp.
    Inventors: Cort C. Corwin, Toby K. Jacobson, Joseph R. Matecki, Ed C. Pendergrass
  • Patent number: 9669570
    Abstract: A method of injection molding a part made of composite material is provided. The method includes placing a preform in a mold; injecting a resin into the mold so as to impregnate the preform; unmolding the part after curing the resin; and subjecting the resin and the preform to pressure inside the mold while the resin is curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Thierry Godon, Bruno Jacques Gérard Dambrine, Eduardo Antonio Julian Ruiz, François Trochu
  • Patent number: 9643363
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a structural composites component in a mold comprising first and second mold halves is provided. The method comprises the steps of providing a fiber or fabric preform, providing a resin layer that is separate from the preform, inserting one of the preform or the resin layer into the first mold half of the mold, then separately inserting the other of the preform or the resin layer into the first mold half such that the one of the preform or the resin layer is disposed on top of the other of the preform or the resin layer in the first mold half. The second mold half is then closed over the first mold half and the mold is pressurized in a compression press to cause the resin film to impregnate the preform, the mold being maintained at a constant temperature throughout the method of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Ken Kendall
  • Patent number: 9637215
    Abstract: A pressure bulkhead made of fiber composite material for an aircraft fuselage for the pressure-tight axial closure of a fuselage region configured to be put under internal pressure. The bulkhead comprises a first area element, at least one second area element and a plurality of core elements. The first area element has a plurality of receptacles. Each receptacle is configured to receive a core element. The core elements are received in the receptacles between surfaces facing one another of the first area element and of the at least one second area element. The surfaces facing one another of the first area element and of the at least one second area element are connected to one another in regions without core elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Joern, Karim Grase, Ichwan Zuardy, Alexei Vichniakov, Bernd Schwing
  • Patent number: 9636876
    Abstract: Composite prepreg plies are formed and compacted on a contoured tool by a compliant former device using compaction force applied by a vacuum diaphragm. The former device is configured to first clamp and then sweep the plies over features of the tool in a desired sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Byungwoo Lee, Andrew Elmer Modin, James Christopher Elm
  • Patent number: 9630203
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and devices for coating stents are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Abbott Cardiovasular Systems Inc., ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David Rego, Kurt Kilchenmann, Sang joon Park, Mark Haight, Anthony S. Andreacchi, Yung-Ming Chen, Arnoldo M. Currlin, Antonio Garcia, Jason Van Sciver, Thomas David Esbeck, Bryan D. Glenn, Patrick A. Tuohy, Richard Baillargeon, Edward P. Garcia, Steven E. Lehner, Ian Coulson
  • Patent number: 9597845
    Abstract: In one particular embodiment, a method for making a fiber-reinforced, composite article having an internal passageway includes providing a layup tool, fiber placing a base layup onto the layup tool, and generating a groove in the base layup. The method further includes placing a mandrel in the groove, fiber placing a top layup onto the base layup and the mandrel, curing the base layup and the top layup, and removing the mandrel from the base layup and the top layup. In another particular embodiment, the mandrel is replaced with a non-removable tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Elliott, Charles J. Kilmain, Sherman S. Lin, Ron Measom, Walter Riley
  • Patent number: 9579856
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for molding and joining composite parts are disclosed herein. An example method includes positioning a base mandrel over a tool base, laying up plies of material over the base mandrel and the tool base to form a support structure base layup, curing the support structure base layup to form a support structure base, removing the support structure base from the tool base and the base mandrel, and configuring the support structure base to be a first support structure for use with a first radar assembly or a second support structure for use with a second radar assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Mark A. Schmier, II
  • Patent number: 9583823
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a foldable radome sub-assembly for an antenna reflector dish has flexible material connected to a plurality of rigid rim segments. Connection elements (e.g., inserts) are configured to interconnect two adjacent rim segments, such that, with the connection elements applied, the radome sub-assembly is configured as a radome connectable to the antenna reflector dish, and, without the connection elements applied, the radome sub-assembly is foldable between adjacent rim segments. The foldable radome sub-assembly can be folded up for efficient storage and shipping, yet is easy to configure in the field into a rigid radome for attachment to an antenna reflector dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Allan M. Tasker, Junaid ul Islam Syed, John S. Curran, Brian J. Lawson
  • Patent number: 9537207
    Abstract: An antenna assembly is for a fuselage of an aircraft and includes a first satellite antenna operable in a first frequency range, a second satellite antenna operable in a second frequency range, and a radome covering the first and second satellite antennas. The radome includes, in stacked relation, an inner skin having a quartz fabric and epoxy resin, an inner core having epoxy syntactic foam, a center laminate having quartz fabric and epoxy resin, an outer core having epoxy syntactic foam, and an outer skin having quartz fabric and epoxy resin. A fairing mounts the radome to the fuselage of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: THALES, INC.
    Inventors: R. Michael Keen, Brian D. Anderson, David Halsey, Kurt Strickler
  • Patent number: 9533437
    Abstract: A method for producing a shaped product having an opening by arranging a molding material including discontinuous carbon fibers and a thermoplastic resin on a mold and cold-pressing the molding material, wherein (1) the mold has a portion serving as a closable cavity and (2) the molding material to be arranged on the mold has a projected area larger than the projected area of the mold cavity, and wherein in the cold pressing, the molding material flows to form an end part of the shaped product, the distance over which the molding material flows being longer than 0 mm but not longer than 150 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shuhei Suzuki, Hodaka Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 9463268
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cannula assembly for directing the flow of material from an organ chamber, e.g., blood from the left chamber of the heart, and methods of placing the cannula assembly in fluidic communication with the chamber. The cannula assembly includes an elongate tubular member and a coupling assembly disposed at the distal end of elongate tubular member. The elongate tubular member includes a lumen extending from a distal opening at the distal end to a proximal opening at the proximal end. The coupling assembly includes a retaining element and a retention member configured to cooperate with each other and with the portion of the organ wall surrounding the opening in the wall to couple or anchor cannula system to the wall and to provide fluidic communication between the distal opening of the elongate tubular member and the organ chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Paul A. Spence
  • Patent number: 9452554
    Abstract: A molded product manufacturing method and a molded product manufacturing apparatus are realized, each of which has improved quality and productivity of a molded product. A pressure to be applied to an upper mold (ML) and a lower mold (ML) is reduced in stages during a process from a start of decrease in internal temperatures of the upper mold (ML) and the lower mold (ML) to a complete mold-release of a resin component (W). This prevents an excessive load from being applied to the resin component (W) which has been molded but has not been mold-released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakahashi, Hiroyuki Hanato
  • Patent number: 9447260
    Abstract: High quality thermoplastic composites and composite laminates containing nanoparticles and/or nanofibers, and methods of producing such composites and laminates are disclosed. The composites comprise a thermoplastic polymer and a plurality of nanoparticles, and may include a fibrous structural reinforcement. The composite laminates are formed from a plurality of nanoparticle-containing composite layers and may be fused to one another via an automated process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Mark B. Gruber, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano
  • Patent number: 9386808
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brassiere (1) in which each substantially hemispherical cup (2) comprises, in the bottom portion thereof, a polycarbonate support (20) in the shape of a crescent that becomes wider toward the outside, which is thermoformed, and which is secured to the two layers of lace or gauze of the cup by means of a fabric shell adhered to the support and slightly projecting beyond same in order to enable sewing with the layers of lace or gauze along the bottom edge (4). The result is a light brassiere that provides the chest with an advantageous shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: DBApparel Operations
    Inventor: Manon Turlan-Van Der Hoeven
  • Patent number: 9339976
    Abstract: A method using a tool for producing a fiber composite component includes a planar fiber lay-up placed on a carrier mold, provided with a stiffening section protruding from the lay-up and pressed between parts of a molding tool. A chamber sealed from the mold is formed by an air-tight film enclosing the tool, the lay-up and the stiffening section. The chamber is connected to a resin supply line and a vacuum line. Resin is aspirated by negative pressure applied to the vacuum line, and the lay-up and the stiffening section are saturated by resin to form the fiber composite component. Air and resin are drawn between the parts of the tool, through the stiffening section and into a suction channel extending in the tool and connected to the vacuum line through a suction opening of the tool, for conducting air and/or resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: FACC AG
    Inventors: Gernot Schneiderbauer, Olaf Koch
  • Patent number: 9327434
    Abstract: A method for producing a rear wall of a seat back from at least one organic sheet, includes back-moulding at least one organic sheet in an injection moulding tool with a rib structure, such that a bond is formed between the organic sheet and the rib structure, so that an integral component is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Zynda, Vedat Nuyan, Bernd Meier, David Ribaric
  • Patent number: 9193113
    Abstract: A pitch densification apparatus may be used to form a carbon-carbon composite material. The apparatus may be used to compress a carbon fiber material, and, thereafter, pitch densify the carbon fiber material. The compression and pitch densification of the carbon fiber material may be carried out within the same mold cavity of the pitch densification apparatus. In one example, an apparatus may comprise a mold defining a mold cavity that is configured to receive a material to be densified. The mold cavity is configured to be adjusted from a first volume to a second volume less than the first volume to compress the material in the mold cavity. The example apparatus may further comprise a gas source configured to apply a gas pressure in the mold cavity to force pitch into the material in the mold cavity to densify the material, and a vacuum source configured to create a vacuum pressure in the mold cavity at least prior to the application of the gas pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Mark C. James, Roger L. Klinedinst, Neil Murdie, David M. Wright
  • Patent number: 9180638
    Abstract: A large cylindrically tubular molded part is made by assembling a plurality of inner segments into a tubularly cylindrical mold inner part having an outer surface centered on an axis and then juxtaposing reinforcing fibers with the outer surface. Then a plurality of outer segments are assembled into a tubularly cylindrical mold outer part coaxial with the mold inner part and having an inner surface radially confronting the outer surface of the inner part and forming therewith a mold cavity containing the reinforcing fibers. Multiple turns of prestressing cables are then wound under tension around the outer mold part to press the outer segments angularly together and the cavity is with a hard-curing plastic that is cured in the cavity to form the molded part reinforced with the reinforcing fibers. The inner segments are radially inwardly and the outer segments radially outwardly retracted then to demold the molded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus Schuermann, Lothar Sebastian
  • Patent number: 9177845
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for thermally processing mold wafers The method comprises: clamping a mold wafer at a first temperature on a first clamping device, the first temperature being below the hardening temperature of the plastic of the mold wafer; heating the mold wafer to a second temperature, which is higher than the first temperature and is above the hardening temperature; ending the clamping on the first clamping device and transporting the mold wafer heated to the second temperature to a second clamping device substantially contactlessly; clamping the heated mold wafer on the second clamping device; cooling the mold wafer down to a third temperature, which is lower than the second temperature and is below the hardening temperature; and ending the clamping on the second clamping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ERS Electronic GMBH
    Inventor: Erich Reitinger
  • Patent number: 9149961
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle trim component is provided that includes disposing a fiber panel onto a first surface of a mold cavity. The method also includes compressing the fiber panel between the first surface and a second surface of the mold cavity to form the fiber panel into a desired shape. The method further includes injecting resin into the mold cavity to fill at least one void between the first surface and the second surface adjacent to the fiber panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Bart W. Fox, Jeffrey A. Deyoung, Tony M. Pokorzynski
  • Patent number: 9120274
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a hollow component, in particular in the field of aviation or aerospace, including the following steps: provision of an inner contour closed along its circumference; laying of a fiber material over the inner contour; and curing of a matrix of the fiber material to form the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Jan-Peter Holsten
  • Patent number: 9085658
    Abstract: A resin formulation for use in a vacuum resin infusion molding process, said formulation comprising (a) a divinylarene dioxide, and (b) a polyaminoether; wherein the polyaminoether does not have pendent hydroxyl groups; and wherein the resin formulation may have a low viscosity of less than about 400 mPa-s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Blue Cube IP LLC
    Inventors: Maurice J. Marks, Gary A. Hunter
  • Patent number: 9079366
    Abstract: The invention relates to a production method for producing seamless, integral aircraft fuselage sections. The method comprises the following steps: a) application of a first vacuum film to a stable winding core and evacuation of the first vacuum film, b) depositing of the fuselage section in layers on the winding core by wrapping the same, c) application of an outer mold that is unstable compared to the stable winding core, to the fuselage section, wherein the winding core stabilizes the outer mold, d) application of a second vacuum film to the outer mold, e) aeration of the first vacuum film and evacuation of the second vacuum film in order to draw the fuselage section closer to the outer mold and detach it from the winding core at least in one region, a) curing of the entire arrangement in an autoclave to produce the finished fuselage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Van Vuegt, Christoph Meyer, Georg Lonsdorfer, Thomas Meyn, Helmut Felderhoff
  • Publication number: 20150145166
    Abstract: In a foulard for applying a binder to a gauze, fleece or preliminary fleece, having at least one first roll, which can be rotated about a first roll axis and has an engraved roll sleeve, at least one second roll, which can be rotated about a second roll axis and has a roll sleeve, and wherein the gauze, the fleece or the preliminary fleece runs between the first and second rolls, the roll sleeve of the second roll has a preferably groove-shaped engraving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Florian Seils
  • Publication number: 20150143942
    Abstract: An automotive cable assembly for mechanically linking a first mechanical system to a second mechanical system for facilitating a transfer of tension loadings there-between, the cable assembly having a multi-stranded polymer-based core element having a first polymer based end fitting at a first end and a second polymer based end fitting at a second end such that the first polymer based end fitting is for retaining a coupling to the first mechanical component of the first end and the second polymer based end fitting is for retaining coupling to the second mechanical component at the second end during the transfer of tension loading. The first mechanical system can be a door latch, the first mechanical component a latch lever, the second mechanical system a door handle/remote and the second mechanical component a door lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sarah A. Lalonde, Frank Stoof
  • Publication number: 20150145165
    Abstract: Methods of making fiber-containing prepregs are described. The methods may include the steps of providing a plurality of fibers, and applying a reactive resin composition to the plurality of fibers to make a mixture of the plurality of fibers and the resin composition. The reactive resin composition may include at least one of monomers and oligomers capable of polymerizing into a polymerized resin matrix. The mixture may be heated to a polymerization temperature where the monomers, oligomers, or both polymerize to form a fiber-resin amalgam that includes the polymerized resin matrix. The fiber-resin amalgam may be formed into the fiber-containing prepreg. Also described are methods of forming a fiber-reinforced composite that includes the prepreg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: JOHNS MANVILLE
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Asheber Yohannes, Michael J. Block, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20150143733
    Abstract: A method of producing a rifle scope having a body made in part of composite material. The method utilizes a composite material tubular housing element, having a rear and having an outer diameter and a metal eyepiece adapter in form of a tube having an inner diameter matching the outer diameter. In the method, the metal eyepiece adapter is adhered partially over the rear of the tubular housing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Kruger Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Neil Mai
  • Patent number: 9039952
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a fibre-reinforced composite moulding, the method comprising the steps of: (a) disposing at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material within a mould; (b) disposing at least one pre-preg layer adiacent to the fibrous reinforcing material, the pre-preg layer comprising fibrous reinforcement at least partially impregnated with uncured first resin material, to form a laminar assembly of the at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material and the at least one pre-preg layer within the mould; (c) applying a vacuum to the assembly; (d) infusing a flowable uncured second resin material, under the vacuum, into the at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material; and (e) curing the first and second resin materials at least partially simultaneously to form the fibre-reinforced composite moulding which comprises at least one first structural portion formed from the fibrous reinforcement and the cured first resin material bonded to at least one second structural portion formed from the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Jones
  • Patent number: 9039951
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for utilizing the exothermic energy generated by a low temperature cure reaction to access a high-temperature cure reaction, which is otherwise energetically inaccessible at a chosen tool temperature, thereby producing a cured resin matrix with properties closely matching to those produced via high-temperature cure reactions but achieved via a short cure time and low cure temperature. Also disclosed is a short-cure resin composition containing: (a) at least one multifunctional epoxy resin having an epoxy functionality of greater than 1; (b) a hardener composition containing (i) at least one aliphatic or cycloaliphatic amine curing agent having one or more amino groups per molecule; (ii) at least one aromatic amine curing agent having one or more amino groups per molecule; and optionally, (iii) an imidazole as curing accelerator. The improved properties of this resin composition include being curable at a temperature of ?120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Meegan
  • Publication number: 20150137410
    Abstract: The process of forming a reinforced rubber article comprising, in order, slit extruding fibers having at least a first layer containing a polymer, orienting the fibers monoaxially forming monoaxially drawn fibers having a plurality of voids in the first layer in an amount of between about 3 and 15 percent by volume of the first layer, forming the monoaxially drawn fibers into a fibrous layer, and embedding the fibrous layer into rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Sujith Nair, Padmakumar Puthillath, Johann Peschek, Charles W. Prestridge
  • Publication number: 20150141235
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a carbon fiber-reinforced article includes providing carbon fibers that have surfaces that include an initial interfacial bonding strength capacity with respect to bonding with boron nitride. The surfaces are then modified to reduce the initial interfacial bonding strength capacity. A layer of boron nitride is then deposited on the modified surfaces and the carbon fibers are then embedded in a ceramic matrix. A carbon fiber-reinforced article includes the carbon fibers, the layer of boron nitride on the surfaces of the carbon fibers, and the ceramic matrix. The article exhibits non-brittle fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Michael A. Kmetz, Sam Frueh
  • Patent number: 9032621
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a work piece is provided. The method includes preparing fiberglass in a mold, preparing a closed mold cavity around the fiberglass, flushing the closed mold cavity with an oxygen-free gas, injecting resin in the closed mold cavity, and curing the casted work piece. Furthermore, a work piece manufactured by the above method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Karsten Schibsbye
  • Patent number: 9032946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a three dimensionally fiber-reinforced riser and to the unitary or single-step methods of making the same. In one embodiment (a cross bow riser for example), the riser has an interior support with opposed side members and a front brace. The front brace has a depression centrally located therein. Two side ribs are also provided for structural support. Two pockets each optionally having a divider wall defining a top and bottom section are provided for receiving respective top and bottom pieces of a split limb, when a split limb is used. The riser can be made of a composite material having fibers aligned there within in the directions of the highest stresses for enhancing the structural strength of the riser. Other bow parts or components can likewise be made via composite material as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PLASTICOMP, INC.
    Inventors: Raj Narain Mathur, Stephen T. Bowen, Larry E. Tiedemann
  • Publication number: 20150133598
    Abstract: There is provided a reinforcing carbon fiber bundle of the present invention is a reinforcing carbon fiber bundle with a sizing agent adhered to surfaces of carbon fibers, and characterized in that the sizing agent is constituted by at least two components, a first component does not melt at 150° C., and a second component in flowable at 150° C., and the reinforcing carbon fiber bundle is improved in impregnation property and openability and is excellent in workability and optimum for a composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Tubasa Ono, Hiroshi Sakurai, Takeshi Naito
  • Publication number: 20150131283
    Abstract: Disclosed are a manufacturing method for a support substrate (14), and an LED display device. The support substrate (14) is made of a carbon fibre material. The manufacturing method for the support substrate (14) comprises the steps of: S1: preparing a carbon fibre prepreg fabric; S2: preparing a support substrate (14) sheet; S3: pre-forming; and S4: molding. The LED display device comprises at least one cellular LED display screen (1), and the cellular LED display screen (1) comprises a support substrate (14) manufactured using the abovementioned method. The cellular LED display screen (1) comprises an LED display module, the support substrate (14), a control plate and a back cover (16). The LED display module comprises a face guard (11), a lamp plate (12) and a backing plate (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Xia Lan
  • Publication number: 20150122484
    Abstract: A positioning member for a tubular is formed using a prefabricated fibre-reinforced resin shell positioned upon a surface of the tubular and bonded to provide a protrusion upon the surface of the tubular. In a disclosed method a fibre-reinforced resin shell is secured to an external surface of a tubular thereby enclosing a cavity between the shell and the surface of the tubular; a bonding agent is introduced through inlet ports in a surface of the fibre-reinforced resin shell to fill a cavity between the shell and the surface of the tubular (10), and the bonding agent is cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David E. Y. Levie, Richard Ronald Baynham