US 11,654,976 B2
Anti-flutter baffle
Kyle Deachin, Romeo, MI (US); Nicholas Agostini, Romeo, MI (US); Eric White, Romeo, MI (US); and Dennis Skonieczny, Romeo, MI (US)
Assigned to Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, MI (US)
Appl. No. 16/617,320
Filed by Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, MI (US)
PCT Filed Jun. 4, 2018, PCT No. PCT/US2018/035893
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 26, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/223139, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 6, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/514,358, filed on Jun. 2, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0164927 A1, May 28, 2020
Int. Cl. B62D 29/00 (2006.01); B29C 45/14 (2006.01); B60R 13/08 (2006.01); G10K 11/162 (2006.01); B29K 105/04 (2006.01); B29L 31/30 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 29/002 (2013.01) [B29C 45/14336 (2013.01); B60R 13/08 (2013.01); G10K 11/162 (2013.01); B29K 2105/04 (2013.01); B29K 2995/0002 (2013.01); B29L 2031/30 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A baffle for use in a cavity of a transportation vehicle, comprising:
i. a carrier including:
a. an interior portion that includes a plurality of walls extending upward;
b. a rim portion that extends to substantially surround the interior portion;
c. a fastener that extends upward from the rim portion in the same direction as the plurality of walls so that it is adapted to engage an opening in the cavity that lies above or below the rim portion;
ii. a resinous sealant that includes a polymer that is adapted for thermal expansion upon activation by heat that is located on at least a portion of the interior portion;
wherein the rim portion is substantially free of any sealant prior to activation of the sealant.