Abstract: A mold provided with cutter means movable relative to the other elements of the mold to sever an extension portion of a hollow article formed in the mold from the remainder thereof while the article is in the mold and without effecting substantial movement of the article relative to the mold.
Abstract: Apparatus for forming an end finish on a hollow article having a plastically deformable tubular end portion terminating in an open end of the article. A mold surface surrounds the end portion in juxtaposition with its outer surface, and an expandable tubular membrane is received within the end portion in juxtaposition with the inner surface thereof. The interior of the membrane is sealed from the ambient, elongation of the membrane is restricted, and expansion of the membrane is limited to a lateral zone thereof coextensive with the end portion. The outer surface of the end portion is conformed to the mold surface by subjecting the interior of the membrane to a fluid under pressure to expand the membrane laterally in engagement with the inner surface of the end portion.
Abstract: A container formed of synthetic resinous material having a bottom structure the outer surface of which comprises a central concavity and a convex heel, the heel surrounding the concavity and merging therewith and with the container sidewall. A plurality of hollow convex ribs, distributed in a symmetrical array, interrupt the outer surface of the concavity and merge smoothly therewith, each rib extending longitudinally in the direction of the heel and downwardly from an inner portion of the concavity. The wall of the bottom structure generally decreases in thickness progressively from the innermost point of the concavity to the sidewall.
May 23, 1977
Date of Patent:
August 22, 1978
The Continental Group, Inc.
Suppayan M. Krishnakumar, Siegfried S. Roy, John F. E. Pocock, Salil K. Das, Gautam K. Mahajan
Abstract: A tray having at least two compartments is erected from a blank and comprises a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls, a pair of opposed end walls and an improved divider separating adjacent compartments. The divider comprises a center panel disposed above the bottom wall and bridging the side walls, a pair of lateral panels extending downwardly to the bottom wall from opposite sides of the central panel, a base provided by a pair of flaps each extending from one of the lateral panels, and a pair of locating tabs each projecting from one of the lateral panels and received in a respective one of a pair of locating slots formed in the bottom wall. The base provided by the flaps is located between the lateral panels. A blank for forming the tray is also disclosed.
Abstract: A method for high speed sinter molding having endless chains mounted side by side. Mold halves are attached at spaced intervals down the chains. The paired mold halves come next to each other to form a female mold into which is deposited a polymeric material. A treating core extends inside the mold and as the mold traverses its path, it surrounds the core and the core deposits polymeric powder, heats the polymeric powder, and then cools it. At the end of the mold path, the finished article is ejected and is ready for the next operation.Another embodiment of the same essential process is to place the paired mold halves in juxtaposition as they moved down over the core. This will result in the fabrication of a continuous conduit. A container may be fabricated by using hollow mold halves with heating and deposition accomplished before the hollow mold halves are pressed together to form a hollow container.
September 15, 1975
Date of Patent:
February 22, 1977
Continental Can Company, Inc.
Paul M. Erlandson, Richard R. Szatkowski
Abstract: A divider for partitioning a rectangular space into six cells, formed from a blank comprising a central panel and a pair of panel sections. Each of the panel sections includes second, third, fourth and end panels extending in that order from the central panel. The widths of the second and fourth panels are equal, and the width of each end panel is greater than the width of the respective third panel, whereby when the fourth and end panels are folded flatly onto the second and third panels, an end portion of each end panel overlies a portion of the central panel. The blank is cut and further scored along a median portion to provide hinge means and to divide the panels into half-panels.
Abstract: Continuous thermoplastic sheeting is manufactured by extruding thermoplastic material from a circular die to form seamless thin walled tubing. This hot, seamless tube is pressed together between a water cooled draw roll and a water cooled elastomerically coated roll to form sheet material which is transparent and without the speckled finish caused by included air.
Abstract: An improved bottom structure for plastic bottles of the type suitable for containing carbonated beverages. The outer surface of the bottom structure is formed with a central concave dome portion and a number of radial foot portions extending axially outwardly. The radial profile of each foot portion is a curve which merges with the dome portion and with the side wall of the container and which comprises a plurality of tangential arcs in series. Also disclosed is an improved mold for forming such bottom structures.