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United States Patent Application

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A metal to composite tube joint including selecting an elongated interior fitting constructed with an exterior barrel, reduced in exterior diameter to form a distally facing annular shoulder and then projecting still further distally to form an interior sleeve having a radially outwardly facing bonding surface. A metal outer sleeve formed proximally with a collar constructed for receipt over the barrel and increased in interior diameter and projecting distally to form an exterior sleeve having a radially inwardly facing bonding surface cooperating with the first bonding surface to form an annulus receiving an extremity of a composite tube and a bond bonding the extremity of the tube to the bonding surfaces.
Leslie, James C. (Fountain Valley, CA), Leslie, II, James C. (Mission Viejo, CA), Heard, James (Huntington Beach, CA), Truong, Liem V. (Anaheim, CA), Josephson, Marvin (Huntington Beach, CA)
15/ 599,359
May 18, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was partly funded by the Government of the United States of America under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-99FT40262 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Government of the United States of America has certain rights in the invention.