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  • Publication number: 20170225362
    Abstract: A hybrid mold includes (a) an Invar® eggcrate structure, (b) an Invar® interim working surface and (c) a CF composite material overlay. The eggcrate and interim working surface are welded or otherwise connected together to form a unitary base mold. The CF overlay is bonded to the interim working surface. The CF overlay is easily reconfigurable and can be replaced without destroying the integrity of the base mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Ascent Aerospace, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Anthony, Michael Fox, Zachary Skelton, Daniel Brennan, Randel Dean Moruzzi, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190358860
    Abstract: A hybrid mold includes (a) an Invar® eggcrate structure, (b) an Invar® interim working surface and (c) a CF composite material overlay. The eggcrate and interim working surface are welded or otherwise connected together to form a unitary base mold. The CF overlay is bonded to the interim working surface. The CF overlay is easily reconfigurable and can be replaced without destroying the integrity of the base mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Ascent Aerospace, LLC
    Inventors: Parme G, Anthony, Michael Fox, Zachary Skelton, Daniel Brennan, Randel Dean Moruzzi, JR.
  • Patent number: 10427330
    Abstract: A hybrid mold includes (a) an Invar® eggcrate structure, (b) an Invar® interim working surface and (c) a CF composite material overlay. The eggcrate and interim working surface are welded or otherwise connected together to form a unitary base mold. The CF overlay is bonded to the interim working surface. The CF overlay is easily reconfigurable and can be replaced without destroying the integrity of the base mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ascent Aerospace, LLC
    Inventors: Parme G. Anthony, Michael Fox, Zachary Skelton, Daniel Brennan, Randel Dean Moruzzi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10596730
    Abstract: A hybrid mold includes (a) an Invar® eggcrate structure, (b) an Invar® interim working surface and (c) a CF composite material overlay. The eggcrate and interim working surface are welded or otherwise connected together to form a unitary base mold. The CF overlay is bonded to the interim working surface. The CF overlay is easily reconfigurable and can be replaced without destroying the integrity of the base mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ascent Aerospace, LLC
    Inventors: Parme G. Anthony, Michael Fox, Zachary Skelton, Daniel Brennan, Randel Dean Moruzzi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10532819
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for supporting human external cargo from the hoist of a hoist-equipped helicopter are provided. The apparatus has at least one personal harness for supporting a user; and at least one harness segment with a top end point attachable to the helicopter hoist through an attachable fitting and at least one bottom end point directly or indirectly attachable to the personal harness. The harness segment, and the personal harness externally support the user from the helicopter hoist and allows the user to be safely suspended from the helicopter in order for work or rescue operations to be administered by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ascent Aerospace Ltd.
    Inventor: Trent Lemke
  • Publication number: 20170291296
    Abstract: The present invention provides a work piece processing system for operating on a work piece or at least one component of a work piece. The processing system includes a base system for transporting the at least one work piece component, at least one processing head for operating on the work piece component, and means for controlling, the means for controlling the processing system. In a first embodiment, the processing system further includes a support structure, the support structure including at least one frame member having a track. Here, the at least one processing head travels along the track. In a second embodiment, the processing system further includes a multi-linkage robotic arm, the robotic arm including a plurality of rotary joints and a plurality of arm segments interconnecting the rotary joints. Here, the at least one processing head is operably mounted to a free end of one of the plurality of arm segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Ascent Aerospace
    Inventor: Mark W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9358668
    Abstract: A jet receiving receptacle is provided which is coupleable to a high-pressure fluid jet system opposite a nozzle thereof to receive a fluid jet discharged from the nozzle after it acts on a workpiece. The jet receiving receptacle may include an elongated inlet alignable with a direction of travel of the nozzle to receive the fluid jet in a deflected state. The jet receiving receptacle may further include a jet deflection device positioned downstream of the elongated inlet to redirect at least a portion of the fluid jet and a jet rebound device located upstream of the jet deflection device to be impinged on by the redirected portion of the fluid jet. The jet deflection device and jet rebound device may form, in combination with a housing, a device to trap the fluid jet. Fluid jet cutting systems incorporating a jet receiving receptacle and related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Ascent Aerospace, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed A. Hashish, Eckhardt R. Ullrich, Michael Knaupp, Steven J. Craigen, Charles M. Brown, Bruce M. Schuman
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