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Multi-functional composite structures

United States Patent

April 27, 2010
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Fibrous monolith processing techniques to fabricate multifunctional structures capable of performing more than one discrete function such as structures capable of bearing structural loads and mechanical stresses in service and also capable of performing at least one additional non-structural function.
Mulligan; Anthony C. (Tucson, AZ), Halloran; John (Ann Arbor, MI), Popovich; Dragan (Mercer Island, WA), Rigali; Mark J. (Carlsbad, NM), Sutaria; Manish P. (Malden, MA), Vaidyanathan; K. Ranji (Tucson, AZ), Fulcher; Michael L. (Tucson, AZ), Knittel; Kenneth L. (Tucson, AZ)
Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (Tucson, AZ)
10/ 915,923
August 11, 2004
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under grant Number DE-FC26-01NT41051 awarded by the Department of Energy, and grant Number DASG60-00C-0069 awarded by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. Accordingly, the Government may have certain rights in the invention described herein.