Patents Assigned to Ex-Cell-O Corporation
  • Patent number: 4874565
    Abstract: A method wherein an article is molded of liquid plastisol in a mold having mold heaters disposed adjacent the backside of a mold surface for controlling the temperature over respective first and second areas of the mold surface. First and second heating and cooling circuits are associated with each mold. To obtain liquid plastisol coating, the mold is filled by apparatus including a removable insert that reduces the quantity of plastisol that is used in the process to reduce the cycle time required for part molding. In one process, plastisol is pumped into and is removed from the mold with the mold insert in place. In another process the mold insert is removed from the mold and an intake tube remains in the mold to pump out excess material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: Frank J. Preston
  • Patent number: 4841725
    Abstract: The fuel spray device is adapted for use in the thrust augmentor or afterburner of a gas turbine engine. The fuel spray device includes a fuel spray manifold having a plurality of spaced apart ejection orifices and a plurality of nozzle pintles each having a decreasing cross-sectional portion, such as a conical portion, against which the orifice wall seats when there is no fuel pressure and relative to which the orifice wall moves as fuel pressure increases to increase fuel flow rate and each pintle having a substantially constant cross-sectional portion, such as a cylindrical portion, downstream of the conical portion to accommodate movement of the orifice wall of the manifold with a minimal effect on fuel flow rate through the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Farris
  • Patent number: 4831700
    Abstract: The airblast fuel injector capable of accommodating high fuel temperature at the injector tip without deleterious fuel vaporization problems and resultant combustion instability in a gas turbine engine includes an annular spring valve mounted on an annular shoulder of an inner injector body forming an inner air chamber with the valve having a cantilever valve head for controlling fuel flow from a fuel swirling orifice in the shoulder near the injector tip. The spring bias of the cantilever valve head is adjusted by lapping the valve head prior to fastening the spring valve to the inner injector body and before the inner injector body is assembled within an outer injector body having means forming an outer annual fuel chamber and air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Halvorsen, Jerome R. Bradley, Gregory F. Long
  • Patent number: 4814573
    Abstract: An electrical discharge machine including a pick-and-place system for transferring electrode refeed cartridges from a storage turret to an EDM work station from either one or two indexable turrets. A plurality of equally spaced electrode cartridge assemblies are each removably mounted on each turret by magnets and guide pins. A slide assembly is vertically positioned between a cartridge assembly load and unload elevation and an EDM work station elevation. The slide assembly includes a movable connector plug assembly selectively driven by an EDM cylinder fixed on the slide assembly. The connector plug assembly supplies refeed cylinders on a slide mounted cartridge assembly and vertically reciprocates a power connector receptacle and drive head on such cartridge assembly. The receptacle and drive head include an electrode guide board guiding one or more electrodes with respect to a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Check, William L. Clayton, Jr., Frederick L. Fitts, Thomas D. Walser
  • Patent number: 4806094
    Abstract: A composite plastic product is formed by a process which includes formation of a preform of high strength plastic having openings formed therethrough which are covered by a film barrier that is formed during molding of the preform; and wherein the preform is configured to be placed as a unit in a foam station at which material is foamed onto the insert without escape to its backside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Rhodes, Jr., Frank J. Preston
  • Patent number: 4789066
    Abstract: A flat top container and the blank for constructing same, including a fin seal which is folded flat, and wherein spaced lines of perforations adapted to provide a tear strip are formed in one outer end closure panel, overlying a separate protective seal strip, formed of aluminum foil or other suitable material, sealed to the inside surface of the panel. The side seam flap which interconnects adjacent side panels has a tab extending from the free edge thereof, and is folded in half to eliminate raw edges inside and to cause the tab to extend beyond the edge of the top closure, to serve as a pouring lip once the tear strip is lifted and the protective seal strip is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Lisiecki
  • Patent number: 4784911
    Abstract: Three-dimensional multi-colored plastic parts and a method for manufacturing such parts for automobile interior trim door panels, consoles and instrument panels and the like includes dry cast thermoplastic powder sized in the range of 60-400 microns and with two or more colors of particles mixed for distribution onto a heated mold section with the mixed powder particles being heated to randomly flow at particle margins to form two or more shade tones in a resultant three-dimensional multi-colored textured part of fuzed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Gembinski, Robert A. Grimmer, Patricia A. Betzig
  • Patent number: 4754922
    Abstract: The airblast fuel injector capable of accommodating high fuel temperature at the injector tip without deleterious fuel vaporization problems and resultant combustion instability in a gas turbine engine includes an annular spring valve mounted on an annular shoulder of an inner injector body forming an inner air chamber with the valve having a cantilever valve head for controlling fuel flow from a fuel swirling orifice in the shoulder near the injector tip. The spring bias of the cantilever valve head is adjusted by lapping the valve head prior to fastening the spring valve to the inner injector body and before the inner injector body is assembled within an outer injector body having means forming an outer annual fuel chamber and air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Halvorsen, Jerome R. Bradley, Gregory F. Long
  • Patent number: 4755333
    Abstract: Apparatus and a process for manufacturing thin walled hollow plastic shells for parts such as automobile door panels, controls and instrument panels from dry thermoplastic powders includes a plurality of powder boxes and an open-ended heated mold. Each charge box is carried by an indexable carousel which has a drive motor controlled by a programmable controller to position the carousel to off-load a given color to a powder casting mold carrier which is associated with means for sequentially and continuously (1) preheating a mold; (2) dumping powder from an off-loaded color box into a heated mold; (3) curing the cast powder in the mold; (4) cooling the mold; and (5) stripping the part from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Gray
  • Patent number: 4753586
    Abstract: An apparatus for making composite plastic product includes a mold insert with locating boss formations preformed from high strength plastic having openings formed therethrough; and wherein the insert is configured to be located on a mold cover which carries a locking device to hold the insert in place and wherein the locking device includes automatically operated knock-out means that engage the boss to separate a molded part from the lid when the locking device is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: Cass V. Curtis
  • Patent number: 4752366
    Abstract: The cathode includes a machining surface, at least a portion of which comprises alternate layers or lamina of conductive and non-conductive material whose spacing and thickness are selected to reduce over-cutting on the workpart surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: Edmund R. Hinman
  • Patent number: 4742685
    Abstract: The fuel distributing and metering assembly provides separate multiple metered fuel flows from a common fuel reservoir by including a rotary valve having multiple valve metering slots for generating separate multiple fuel flows, a valve seat having multiple seat orifices relative to which the valve metering slots are moved for metering the multiple fuel flows, and multiple fuel discharge paths for conducting multiple fuel flows to each of a plurality of fuel injection devices. Each fuel discharge path to each fuel injection device includes multiple upstream transversely spaced discharge passages and multiple downstream discharge passages nested longitudinally one inside the other with the inner downstream discharge passage aligned beneath its associated upstream discharge passage and another downstream discharge passage therearound being transversely displaced relative to its associated upstream discharge passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Halvorsen, Jerome R. Bradley, Gregory F. Long
  • Patent number: 4739145
    Abstract: In a multiple axis electrical discharge machine having a pair of indexable turrets each of which carries a plurality of electrode cartridges each with a supply of electrodes, the improvement of individually releasable electrodes in each cartridge which are configured to be transferred to a tool holder to be precisely positioned therein; the machine further includes a programmable electrode tool holder carousel and opposed tool carriers for moving preselected combinations of tool holders and electrodes between an electrode transfer station and a tool changer for transferring the selected electrode to a servo driven spindle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Check, William L. Clayton, Jr., Frederick L. Fitts, Thomas D. Walser
  • Patent number: 4735695
    Abstract: An electrolyte chamber for an electrochemical machine tool includes oposed cathodes movable in respective directions toward one another and toward a workpart therebetween and in respective transverse directions and sealing pistons each movable in the electrolyte chamber in a respective transverse direction to sealingly engage the side of a respective one of the cathodes. An electrolyte inlet is disposed between the sealing pistons, and the sealing pistons direct electrolyte flow toward the workpart between the workpart and cathodes and prevent electrolyte from by-passing around the cathodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: Edmund R. Hinman
  • Patent number: 4734230
    Abstract: A composite plastic product is formed by a process which includes formation of a preform of high strength plastic having openings formed therethrough which are covered by a film barrier that is formed during molding of the preform; and wherein the preform is configured to be placed as a unit in a foam station at which material is foamed onto the insert without escape to its backside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Rhodes, Jr., Frank J. Preston
  • Patent number: 4728773
    Abstract: A laser processing system consists of three dedicated work stations for cutting to length a family of parts such as exhaust pipes. The processing center includes three laser stations each having a laser beam rotator that receives a laser beam and directs it into a cutting plane for processing the products at each of the stations. These stations are selectively operated by use of an improved laser beam delivery system including a beam sharing platform that is programmed to selectively deliver a laser beam output to each of the work stations for processing products. The beam sharing platform includes a plurality of separate angularly adjustable, presettable mirror units that can be precisely aligned with the pipe delivery system and matched to the processing requirements of a given work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Roberts, John M. Ruselowski
  • Patent number: 4726754
    Abstract: A press for holding mold segments that are joined to form a mold cavity into which liquid chemicals are injected and reacted to form solid objects includes tie bar extenders to provide field adjustment of the press geometry and further includes booking plate spacers to unload booking plate hinge pins during mold clamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Breuker, Rodger Dangremond, Jerry V. Scrivo
  • Patent number: 4726396
    Abstract: The fluid valve assembly includes a hollow movable valve having an open-ended tubular fluid filter in the longitudinal bore of the valve and overlying transverse fluid discharge passages in the hollow valve to filter fluid before it flows through the transverse discharge passages from inside the valve. Downstream of the tubular fluid filter, the hollow valve includes one or more fluid metering passages which are moved relative to a valve seat to control a second flow of fluid from inside the valve. The increased fluid flow longitudinally in the valve bore when the valve is moved from the seat to effect the second fluid flow exerts a washing action on the tubular fuel filter to remove debris or foreign matter therefrom and carry same out through relatively large fluid passages not prone to clogging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome R. Bradley, Gregory F. Long
  • Patent number: 4725705
    Abstract: Electric discharge machining of workpieces on a mass production basis is accomplished with adaptive feedback control to achieve accurate machining of a feature to a specified size. After machining a feature, it is measured to obtain a value which represents its size. An EDM process parameter is adjusted in accordance with the measurement value so that the next feature will be machined with the size closer to the specified size. Multiple features are machined in succession and the measurement values of successive features are analyzed to determine the trend of change of the values with respect to the specified size. The parameter, such as spark energy, is adjusted in a sense which tends to cause the succeeding features to machined more accurately to the specified size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: David K. Holland-Moritz, Thomas M. Kennedy, Gary F. Rupert
  • Patent number: 4722678
    Abstract: Apparatus for manufacturing thin walled hollow parts such as automobile crash pads from dry thermoplastic powder includes a louver type valve system in the open end of a powder charge box and means for joining the charge box end-to-end with an open-ended heated mold for rotation so that the charge box will be inverted above the mold at the end of an upward swing movement during which the valve is closed to prevent flow of powder to the mold. Once the charge box is fully inverted the valve is opened to evenly distribute the powder into the mold by gravity flow to prevent excessive build-up of wall thickness on the mold surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Wersosky