Immobilised insert

Leigh Shippen (Inventor), Ashley Clack (Inventor), David Lambert (Inventor), Balaji Aresh (Inventor), Paul Snowdon (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing an elongate sheet having a uniform thickness and a first and further spaced apart long edge, to a first pair of a plurality of spaced apart pairs of opposed forming roller elements, and via the pairs of roller elements, progressively forming a cross-sectional profile in the sheet that comprises a body portion comprising a folded central region of the sheet and a first and further wing portion that each extend away from the body portion and terminate at a respective long edge of the sheet, and securing adjacent regions of the wing portions and/or opposed regions of the body portion together thereby providing a windable elongate tape element having laterally immobilised wing portions.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS11085561B2
IPCF16L 11/16 ,B21C 37/12 ,F16L 11/08
Priority date6/12/16
Filing date30/11/17
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes


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  • Immobilised insert

    Shippen, L., Clack, A., Lambert, D., Aresh, B. & Snowdon, P., 17 Oct 2019, IPC No. F16L 11/16, B21C 37/12 , F16L 11/08 , Patent No. US20190316711A1, 1 Dec 2017, Priority date 6 Dec 2016, Priority No. GB1620745

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