Resources Contact Us Home
Method for creating a mold for a knee brace and a knee brace

Image Number 13 for United States Patent #7311866.

Disclosed is a method for producing a three-dimensional composite structure and a method for producing the mold for the three-dimensional composite structure. The mold is formed of at least one rigid die member and a second thermoplastic die member. The second thermoplastic die member is formed by coupling a rubber flexible pattern to a surface of the first die member. Vacuum or pressure is applied to a heated thermoplastic sheet to cause the heated thermoplastic sheet to deform about the flexible pattern, thereby forming the second die. Strips of reinforced polymer thermoset pre-preg material are then positioned within the cavities formed by the flexible pattern and are allowed to cure. Optionally, heat, pressure, and vacuum may be applied to the mold construction to facilitate the curing of the thermoset materials.

  Recently Added Patents
Aggregating completion messages in a sideband interface
Telephone relaying apparatus, telephone relaying method, and program
Medical capsule housing formed by thermal welding
Key management using quasi out of band authentication architecture
High performance data transport system and method
Flash drive
  Randomly Featured Patents
Ultra-wideband constant gain CMOS amplifier
Planarization method on a damascene structure
Process for the pyrolysis of carbonaceous materials in a double helix cyclone
Method for fabricating capacitors of a dynamic random access memory
Method and apparatus for controlling exposure of camera
Residual signal alert generation for condition monitoring using approximated SPRT distribution
Fuel injection controlling apparatus of internal combustion engine
Swage plate bumper for disc drive
Skin cleanser capable of removing smegma and surface bacteria, fungus and viruses from surface of skin
Method of improving the reliability of magnetic head sensors by ion milling smoothing