US Patent No. 10,462,885


Patent No. 10,462,885
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Method For Making Static-dissipative Composite Structure With Exposed Conductive Fiber
Inventorship Dan Steinberg, Blacksburg, VA (US)
Robert Franklin Morris, III, Covington, LA (US)
Benjamin Allen Hearst, New Orleans, LA (US)
Assignee Petro Guardian, L.L.C., Lacombe, LA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,885

1. A method for making an object with an electrically conductive surface, comprising the steps of:1) applying a mask to a conductive fiber material, wherein the mask inhibits infiltration of a liquid resin into the conductive fiber material, and wherein the mask is not applied to some areas of the conductive fiber material;
2) disposing the conductive fiber material and the mask on a mold;
3) disposing a structural fiber and the liquid resin on the conductive fiber material and the mold, such that the liquid resin infiltrates the unmasked areas of the conductive fiber material;
4) curing the resin;
5) releasing the conductive fiber material, the structural fiber and the cured resin from the mold; and
6) removing the mask from the conductive fiber material, such that the conductive fiber material becomes exposed in the previously masked areas.