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

Image Number 15 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
Inkjet ink
High throughput thin film characterization and defect detection
Mobile tablet information handling system support
Adding co-users to user definable co-user lists
Dynamic facsimile transcoding in a unified messaging platform
Security arrangements for extended USB protocol stack of a USB host system
Cooling method and device for cooling a medium-voltage electrical installation in a protective sheath
  Randomly Featured Patents
Dry shaver
Element substrate, printhead, and head cartridge
Gear made of resin, image-forming device, and rotation-transmitting means made of resin
Apparatus for varying the compression ratio of an internal-combustion engine
Solid phase selection of differentially expressed genes
Vehicle body, toy and/or replica
Check valve with contoured body
Method of forming BGA interconnections having mixed solder profiles
Infrared correction in color scanners
Trilevel sandcastle pulse encoder