Oven cured structural foam with designed-in sag positioning

  • US 6,092,864 A
  • Filed: 01/25/1999
  • Issued: 07/25/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A laminate for reinforcing a structural member having a plurality of spaced side walls comprising a carrier, said carrier having at least one support surface, said support surface having an outer edge for being generally disposed at a respective one of the side walls of the structural member, a layer of uncured structural foam on said support surface, said layer of said foam terminating inwardly of said outer edge of said support surface, said foam being made of a polymer material which is expandable when being cured for expanding to said outer edge and thereby bonding to the side wall of the structural member, and portions of said carrier being free of said foam and accessible to function as a handle whereby a worker may place said carrier between the spaced side walls of the structural member and minimize the touching of said foam by the worker.

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