|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||404/06 ; 256/013.1|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 14 인용 특허 : 10|
A stand-alone, crash-energy absorbing structure and fabrication method are provided. A plurality of adjoining rigid cells are each constructed of resin-cured fiber reinforcement and are arranged in a geometric configuration. The geometric configuration of cells is integrated by means of continuous fibers wrapped thereabout in order to maintain the cells in the geometric configuration. The cured part results in a net shape, stable structure that can function on its own with no additional reinforcement and can withstand combined loading while crushing in a...
[ What is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United States is:] [1.] A crash-energy absorbing structure, comprising:a plurality of adjoining rigid cells, each of said plurality of adjoining rigid cells having a longitudinal axis and including resin-cured fibers wrapped continuously at least one time wholly about a perimeter thereof that surrounds said longitudinal axis, said plurality of adjoining rigid cells arranged in a geometric configuration; anda fabric of ductile fibers adhered to said geometric configuration of said...