US 10,890,078 B1
Flexible seal assembly
Dave Marshall, Boylston, MA (US); Michael P. Cenedella, Webster, MA (US); Mark Whitlow, Columbia, SC (US); Bob Schricker, Charlotte, NC (US); and Caleb Garrison, Charlotte, NC (US)
Assigned to Technetics Group LLC, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by Technetics Group LLC, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed on Jun. 11, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/5,044.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/518,487, filed on Jun. 12, 2017.
Int. Cl. F01D 11/00 (2006.01); F16J 15/02 (2006.01); F16J 15/08 (2006.01); F16J 15/12 (2006.01)
CPC F01D 11/005 (2013.01) [F16J 15/022 (2013.01); F16J 15/0806 (2013.01); F05D 2240/55 (2013.01); F16J 15/0887 (2013.01); F16J 15/126 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A flexible seal assembly comprising:
one or more layers of metal matrix material, wherein the one or more layers of metal matrix material comprise a plurality of wire segments randomly oriented and sintered together to form the layer of metal matrix material; and
a casing comprising:
an upper casing; and
a lower casing;
wherein the one or more layers of metal matrix material are sandwiched between the upper casing and the lower casing; and
wherein the upper casing and the lower casing each include slanted ends, the slanted ends being angled towards the one or more layers of metal matrix material sandwiched therebetween.