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Gary L Farley: Method and apparatus for weaving curved material preforms. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Linda B B Blackburn, March 7, 1995: US05394906 (28 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for fabricating straight or curved planar or three-dimensional (C channel, for example) fabric for fabrication into composite structures. In the first embodiment, the fill yarns are inserted between layers of warp yarns, and a canted or curved reed, depending on the desired or ...


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Robert F Handschuh, Gary L Farley: Flushing system for removing lubricant coking in gas turbine bearings. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, William Randolph, March 30, 2004: US06712080 (26 worldwide citation)

A flushing system for flushing away any coking material which may have built up in the bearing of a gas turbine. Three fluid tanks respectively contain a solvent for dissolving the coked material, a cleaner and a lubricant. By means of a three-way valve, one of the fluids is provided to a supply pum ...


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Gary L Farley: Method for fabricating composite structures using continuous press forming. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robin W Edwards, October 28, 1997: US05681513 (23 worldwide citation)

A method for fabricating composite structures at a low-cost, moderate-to-high production rate. A first embodiment of the method includes employing a continuous press forming fabrication process. A second embodiment of the method includes employing a pultrusion process for obtaining composite structu ...


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Gary L Farley: Method and apparatus for weaving a woven angle ply fabric. The United States of America represented by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kevin B Osborne, July 6, 1993: US05224519 (20 worldwide citation)

Planar or multilayer structural preforms are made having yarns extending in a bias direction of the preform. Angularly directed yarns can be inserted in planar and multilayer fabrics to increase shear strength of structural preforms made from the fabrics. In multilayer fabrics, the angle yarns can e ...


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Robert F Handshuh, Gary L Farley: Apparatus for reducing coking in gas turbine bearings. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, William Randolph, May 3, 2005: US06886324 (13 worldwide citation)

The bearings of a gas turbine are supplied with a lubricant from a reservoir by a main pump, when the turbine is operating. When the turbine is shut down and rotation ceases, the main pump also shuts down. When this occurs, an auxiliary pump is placed into operation to continue to supply the bearing ...


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Gary L Farley: Composite material and method for production of improved composite material. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kimberly A Chasteen, December 3, 1996: US05580514 (10 worldwide citation)

A laminated composite material with improved interlaminar strength and damage tolerance having short rods distributed evenly throughout the composite material perpendicular to the laminae. Each rod is shorter than the thickness of the finished laminate, but several times as long as the thickness of ...


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Gary L Farley: Adjustable reed for weaving net-shaped tailored fabrics. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Linda B B Blackburn, George F Helfrich, November 14, 1995: US05465762 (8 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for forming woven fabrics through the use of an adjustable reed. The adjustable reed has multiple groups of reed wires that guide the warp yarns. The groups of reed wires move on reed rails parallel to the warp direction. In addition, rail expanders permit the space between t ...


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Gary L Farley: Composite with through the thickness reinforcement. The United States of America represented by the Adminstrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kimberly A Chasteen, November 28, 1995: US05470649 (8 worldwide citation)

A laminated composite material with improved interlaminar strength and damage tolerance having short rods distributed evenly throughout the composite material perpendicular to the laminae. Each rod is shorter than the thickness of the finished laminate, but several times as long as the thickness of ...


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Gary L Farley: Weaving and bonding method to prevent warp and fill distortion. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robin W Edwards, April 8, 1997: US05617902 (7 worldwide citation)

A method to prevent fiber distortion in textile materials employed in a modified weaving process. In a first embodiment, a tacifier in powder form is applied to the yarn and melted while on the fabric. Cool air is then supplied after the tacifier has melted to expedite the solidification of the taci ...


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Gary L Farley: Method and apparatus for three dimensional braiding. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Linda B B Blackburn, February 28, 1995: US05392683 (4 worldwide citation)

A machine for three-dimensional braiding of fibers is provided in which carrier members travel on a curved, segmented and movable braiding surface. The carrier members are capable of independent, self-propelled motion along the braiding surface. Carrier member position on the braiding surface is con ...