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Modular container assembled from fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panels

United States Patent

December 25, 2007
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An improved, load bearing, modular design container structure assembled from thermoformed FRTP sandwich panels in which is utilized the unique core-skin edge configuration of the present invention in consideration of improved load bearing performance, improved useful load volume, reduced manufacturing costs, structural weight savings, impact and damage tolerance and repair and replace issues.
Donnelly; Mathew William (Edgewood, NM), Kasoff; William Andrew (Albuquerque, NM), Mcculloch; Patrick Carl (Irvine, CA), Williams; Frederick Truman (Albuquerque, NM)
Aerobox Composites Structures, LLC (Rio Rancho, NM)
10/ 428,805
July 24, 2003
The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract number SNL-98FI-0960820 awarded by Sandia National Laboratories under its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.