Patents Examined by Dimple Bodawala
  • Patent number: 9096474
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mold for synthesizing powder, and particularly to a mold for synthesizing ceramic powder suitable for use as a mold system which is subjected to spark plasma sintering, which includes a cylindrical mold body into which a powder material used to synthesize ceramic powder is charged, and a pair of mold covers respectively disposed in contact with the top and the bottom of the mold body, thus basically suppressing the production of aggregates in synthesized powder due to pressing and also enabling the mold system to operate even when using a small amount of power, so that the system is prevented from malfunctioning and the power consumption thereof is reduced upon operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Sea Hoon Lee, Hai Doo Kim, Jae Woong Ko
  • Patent number: 9074379
    Abstract: The invention comprises a product. The product comprises a foam insulating panel having a first primary surface and an opposite second primary surface. A removable concrete form is spaced from the foam insulating panel and a concrete receiving space is defined between the second primary surface of the foam insulating panel and the removable concrete form. A method of using a hybrid insulated concrete form is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Patent number: 9073275
    Abstract: Molding bench for curving mirrors comprising a sheet (1) supported on a frame by means of a joint system that prevents the sheet (1) from shifting and moving and to the lower part of which are fixed a series of air pipes (14) having a general air header pipe (3) connected to a vacuum pump. The sheet (1) consists of a square lattice the intersections of which have perforations that match up with a series of suction points of the air pipes (14), intended to produce a vacuum in the bench and which have been previously calibrated, such that said bench can be used to manufacture mirrors having any curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Abengoa Solar New Technologies, S.A.
    Inventors: Francisco CerĂ³n Garcia, Joaquin Del Rio Martin, Antonio Esteban Garmendia, Valerio Fernandez Quero
  • Patent number: 9056776
    Abstract: Solid or semi-solid feedstock is melted in an open bottom electric induction cold crucible furnace. Directionally solidified multi-crystalline solid purified material continuously exits the bottom of the furnace and may optionally pass through a thermal conditioning chamber before being gravity fed into a transport mold where an ingot of the purified multi-crystalline solid material is transported to a remote holding area after the transport mold is filled with the multi-crystalline material and cut from the continuous supply of material. Cool down of the ingot is accomplished remote from the open bottom of the electric induction cold crucible furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Oleg S. Fishman
  • Patent number: 9056795
    Abstract: An article produced using, among other techniques, free-form fabrication having a binder matrix and particles can be supported during a temperature processing, such as burn-out of the binder matrix, with a support composition to maintain geometry and/or alleviate changes in geometry of the article. The support composition can take a variety of forms such as foams, two phase materials, plastic powders, carbon powders, etc. The support material is sacrificed during the thermal processing, such as through decomposition. Such a decomposition can occur when the support composition evolves into a carbonaceous structure. The support composition can also oxidize to a gas, melt, or vaporize, among other types of sacrificial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Maguire, Michael Dean Baldwin, Max Eric Schlienger, Ariel Eugenio
  • Patent number: 9049837
    Abstract: The invention provides a cheese mold, in particular a cheese mold composed of plastic or metal, for arrangement in a cassette press or the like. The mold should have a simple structure, and at the same time withstand the pressing pressure and also satisfy high hygienic demands. This is advantageously achieved in that the base of the mold is provided with a rib structure as far as the transition region of the outer jacket wall, wherein the mold can be round or cylindrical or angular in cross section. In the case of a round mold, longitudinal ribs extend radially, starting from the longitudinal axis over the base and continuously as jacket ribs into the region of the jacket wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Waldburger
  • Patent number: 9011137
    Abstract: A mold and method for making a hollow core concrete block. The mold has two opposing side walls; a bottom wall; a front wall; a top side with an opening through which the block can be removed from the mold; a cover, and a rear side through which liquid, such as concrete, can be poured into the mold. Extending from the two side walls are a pair of trunnions about which the mold is rotatable, such that when the mold is suspended by the trunnions and the mold is empty, gravity rotates the mold from a block-removal orientation in which the top side faces upwards to a mold-filling orientation in which the rear side faces upwards. The trunnions are also positioned such that when the mold is filled with the liquid, gravity rotates the mold from the mold-filling orientation to the block-removal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Magnum Forms Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Garrett, Arthur Garrett
  • Patent number: 9011737
    Abstract: A system for making PET objects including a means for reacting a first PET precursor and a second PET precursor to produce a PET melt; a means for flowing the PET melt to a valve having at least two outlets; a means for flowing the PET melt from at least one of the at least two outlets to at least one die forming line and one pelletizing (cutter) line. A means for controlling individually the mass flow of the PET melt in each of the at least two system lines independently of the other and a means for forming the PET objects from the PET melt. The control scheme is a combination of a feed forward system as well as a feedback loop. The entire control scheme is part of the overall system PLC. The fine tuning of the pressure at the outlet of the die forming loop is controllers to less than +/?1 bar to obtain maximum control of formed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Chemlink Capital Ltd.
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Barakat, William Karszes
  • Patent number: 9004892
    Abstract: An optical lens mold includes a mold body, a magnetic fluid, a plurality of thermocouples, a plurality of electromagnets, a controlling unit and a power source. The mold body defines a plurality of injection chambers and a cooling channel surrounding the plurality of injection chambers. The magnetic fluid contains magnetic particles and flows in the cooling channel. The thermocouples are capable of sensing temperatures of the plurality of injection chambers correspondingly. The electromagnets are positioned above the cooling channel corresponding to the plurality of thermocouples. The plurality of thermocouples and the plurality of electromagnets are connected to the controlling unit via the power source, the controlling unit is capable of the comparing the standard temperature value with temperature values sensed by the plurality of thermocouples, and maintaining the temperature of the plurality of injection chambers in a normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 9004906
    Abstract: A cavity insert for a mold stack is disclosed, the cavity insert being dimensioned to define a continuous annular cavity insert cooling chamber. The cavity insert also provides a first and second decompression chamber in fluid communication with each end of the cavity insert cooling chamber. Also disclosed is a chamber extension feature in fluid communication with the cavity insert cooling chamber to promote cooling in the downstream region of the cavity insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mold-Masters (2007) Limited
    Inventor: Manfred Lausenhammer
  • Patent number: 9004900
    Abstract: The present invention is a material forming apparatus that includes a piece of material that is a piece of laminated wood, a cover sheet made of plastic material, a flexible bed, a plurality of bed arms and a plurality of drive gears. The material forming apparatus also includes a numerical digital display, a plurality of roller clamps, one or more cranks with a grasping knob and a plurality of pivoting arms that are rotated by rotation of the drive gears and move the bed arms to force the flexible bed and the piece of material into a desired arc radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SD Machinery, LLC
    Inventors: Donald S. Lupa, Steve B. Torre
  • Patent number: 8967588
    Abstract: A concrete side form system suitable for factory casting or site casting concrete. The side form includes a substantially rigid longitudinally extending wall. The wall has a first face to define the edge profile of a concrete panel poured onto a casting bed bounded by the wall and a second face opposite the first face having formation to enable the wall to be secured to the casting bed. The wall includes a longitudinally extending frame having formation along at least one of its edges to removably receive a removable longitudinal insert to provide a shape along an edge of the concrete panel. The removable inserts provide the system with the ability to simply, easily and cost effectively change the edge profile of concrete poured against the side form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: SRB Construction Technologies Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Sladojevic, Steven Girotto, Craig Deleon
  • Patent number: 8968630
    Abstract: An imprint lithography template is provided with an alignment mark, wherein the alignment mark is formed from dielectric material having a refractive index which differs from the refractive index of the imprint lithography template, the dielectric material having a thickness which is such that it provides a phase difference between alignment radiation which has passed through the dielectric material and alignment radiation which has not passed through the dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Yvonne Wendela Kruijt-Stegeman, Arie Jeffrey Den Boef, Andre Bernardus Jeunink
  • Patent number: 8961163
    Abstract: An apparatus for making frozen comestibles including a base having a plurality of apertures formed within said first site thereof, and a plurality of molds attached to or formed integrally with the base. Each of the molds includes a receiving surface and an opening aligned with a corresponding one of the apertures of the base. Each of the molds is moveable between a first position, in which a substantial portion of at least one mold is positioned within the interior portion of the base and said receiving surface forms a molding cavity that is adapted to receive a comestible to be frozen, and a second position, in which a substantial portion of the mold extends outwardly from the first side of the base and the receiving surface of the mold is exposed externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Propeller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Zorovich, John C. Earle, Yos Kumthampinij, William Nickley
  • Patent number: 8956139
    Abstract: A mold system for forming a multilevel block is disclosed which comprises a multilevel mold box insert for forming a multilevel block, a mold box frame adapted for receiving therein the multilevel mold box insert, a multilevel plunger assembly, and a press head plate adapted for receiving thereon the multilevel plunger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Adam
  • Patent number: 8951034
    Abstract: A modular mold system for manufacturing a shell part of an oblong composite structure having a longitudinal direction from a fiber reinforced matrix material. The modular mould system includes a number of mold sections, which are adapted to being assembled to an assembled mold part. The number of mold sections includes a first mold section having a first molding surface with a contour that defines a surface of a first longitudinal part of the shell part and a first end section; and a second mold section having a second molding surface with a contour that defines a surface of a second longitudinal part of the shell part and a second end section; which, when the modular mold system is assembled to the assembled mold, the second end section of the second mold section abuts the first end section of the first mold section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventors: Per Kjaer Christiansen, Finn Johansen
  • Patent number: 8931751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a molding tool for the production of components composed of fiber composite materials, in which the molding tool has a fiber composite structure and an electrical resistance heating element, whereby carbon fibers or carbon filaments are embedded into the fiber composite structure of the molding tool in a plastic matrix, close to the shaping surface of the molding tool. Such a molding tool is further developed in that the carbon fibers or carbon filaments in the plastic matrix, close to the shaping surface, essentially determine the mechanical strength of the molding tool, and that the electrical resistance heating element is interconnected in such a manner that at least individual sections of the electrical resistance heating element form an electrical parallel circuit with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Fibertemp GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventors: Herbert Funke, Jens Brandes, Jan Meyer
  • Patent number: 8931752
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides mold modules for constructing boat hulls, methods of constructing boat hulls using the mold modules, and hulls constructed using the mold modules. The modules may be adjustable, and may be included in a kit for building the hull of many boats of different dimensions but generally the same shape. Each mold module generally comprises a mold in a shape complementary to that of a portion of a boat hull, and an edge mold to form the edge of the hull part formed by that mold module. A mold module according to the present invention may also comprise one or more mold adjustment areas, and calibrators for selecting the boat hull dimensions. Methods for using the aforementioned mold modules generally comprise steps of molding hull parts, removing them from the mold modules, aligning them and finally attaching them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Wallace Martin Roberts
  • Patent number: 8899546
    Abstract: A mold for molding a wind turbine blade, the mold comprising a mold body having a front molding surface and a rear face, the mold body having at least one tube therein for conveying a heating liquid therethrough, the at least one tube defining a plurality of laterally spaced heating elements, and a continuous layer of heat conductive material located in the thickness direction of the mold body between the plurality of laterally spaced heating elements and the front molding surface and extending laterally across the space between adjacent heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Suzhou Red Maple Wind Blade Mould Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gabriel Mironov
  • Patent number: 8899547
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses, in part, a method and apparatus for lens casting in which two molds, preferably formed of plastic, are interconnected or joined together via a ring to form a mold cavity having substantially the same dimensions of the lens to be formed therein. The invention is further directed to compositions and methods used in lens casting. In a first implementation the invention includes a mold having a ring having an interior periphery; a front mold formed of a plastic and having a lens-forming surface, an edge circumscribing the lens-forming surface that is sized to be complementarily received within a portion of the interior periphery of the ring, and a base having dimensions greater than the interior periphery; and a rear mold formed of a plastic and having a lens-forming surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: QSpex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Su, Debbie Makita