Patents Examined by Joseph S. Del Sole
  • Patent number: 10500807
    Abstract: A pressure roller station for rotary presses, having two pressure roller receiving pressure roller axles. The pressure roller station includes a guide profile of the pressure roller station configured to be open in the sense that the guide profile, on at least one side of the profile, has lateral parts that are not completely closed. The pressure roller axles are disposed on mutually adjustable upper and lower pressure roller receptacles which are guided by the guide profile. The pressure roller axles are arranged so as to be disposed parallel with the two lateral parts of the guide profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Korsch AG
    Inventors: Ingo Klaer, Wolfgang Korsch, Juergen Boehnlein
  • Patent number: 10505213
    Abstract: Extruder feed system. The system includes a pair of spaced-apart, internally and oppositely threaded rotatable elements for receiving and engaging a plastic filament material. An electric motor rotates the rotatable elements in opposite directions thereby to drive the filament into a liquefier chamber for subsequent discharge through a nozzle. The system provides very accurate layer-by-layer build up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alfonso Alexander Perez, Christopher Michael Haid, Mateo Pena Doll, Forrest W. Pieper
  • Patent number: 10500830
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in 3D fabrication includes a heat sink, a melt tube extending through the heat sink, the melt tube having a first end and an opposite second end and adapted for melting filament or other material as the material is conveyed from the first end to the second end, a pen tip having an opening therein for ejecting melted material, the pen tip at the second end of the melt tube, and a pen tip holder for securely holding the pen tip during printing, the pen tip holder having a heater element associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: nScrypt, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Church, Josh Goldfarb, Michael W. Owens, Xudong Chen, Paul Deffenbaugh, Daniel Silva, Charles Michael Newton
  • Patent number: 10500765
    Abstract: A die face monitoring system may include an upper die having an upper die face and an upper die opening extending towards the upper die face. Similarly, a lower die may include a lower die face and a lower die opening extending towards the lower die face. The lower die face is arranged to confront the upper die face and form a concavity therebetween. Furthermore, a plurality of sensors are mounted on a press, with each sensor corresponding to each one of the upper and lower die openings. Each sensor emits a beam of light towards and receives a reflection from a target surface within the upper and lower die openings in order to calculate a distance thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Venkateshwar R Aitharaju, Nicholas W Pinto, IV
  • Patent number: 10500837
    Abstract: An extruder is fitted with a connector for coupling and decoupling with a filament feed source, such as a filament tube. When connected, the extruder and filament tube are aligned to define a feed path for a filament. A tool rack includes a plurality of filament tubes secured within respective openings. The tool rack may facilitate coupling and decoupling operations between the extruder and filament sources. For example, the tool rack may define an insertion path that engages a filament tube during insertion, and that secures the filament tube against an excursion from the insertion path. The extruder may disengage the coupling by initiating a motion along the insertion path and then moving off of the insertion path to decouple the filament tube and the extruder. In this manner, filaments may be swapped through engaging and disengaging the extruder with different filament tubes on the tool rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MakerBot Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Holland, Mark Waller, Carlos Fernandez Arreola, Vishnu Anantha
  • Patent number: 10500805
    Abstract: A substantially dry product is produced by a process comprising the steps of: removing moisture from a raw material having a first moisture content to produce the substantially dry final product having a final moisture content; (b) advancing the raw material longitudinally along and between at least a first screw and a second screw comprising at least a compression zone and a dehydrating zone which are arranged successively within the first and second screws; and (c) entrapping and removing a predetermined percentage of moisture as the raw material moves through the compression zone and dehydrating zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nationwide 5, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Ray Thomas
  • Patent number: 10493530
    Abstract: This invention discloses an automobile model processing device, comprising a support placed on the ground, a first base extending to one side fixedly arranged at upper side of one end of the support, a transmission cavity arranged in the first base, and a rotation cavity with the opening facing downwards fixedly arranged in the lower end face of the first base. One side of one end wall of said transmission cavity is fixedly provided with a first motor. The first motor starts to work to drive a driving pulley to rotate, and then a driven pulley in power connection with the driving pulley through a belt is rotated so that a worm is rotated, and as the worm is engaged with a worm wheel, the rotation of the worm wheel drives the spindle to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Gang Wu
  • Patent number: 10493685
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base for a mould, for a clippable bottle, comprising, on the upper face thereof, a wall for moulding the bottom of the container to be produced, from which a head extends along a longitudinal axis A2, said head comprising a peripheral surface comprising at least one blind opening, characterised in that the portion of said peripheral surface in line with said blind opening can move between a forward position, wherein said portion is aligned with the rest of said peripheral surface, and a rear position, wherein said portion is set back from the axis parallel to the axis A2 and passing through the bottom of said blind opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BTC CONCEPT
    Inventors: Mohammed Seiffeddine Bou-Mezrag, Yann-Loïg Bassing
  • Patent number: 10498942
    Abstract: A camera module, a molded circuit board assembly, a molded photosensitive assembly and manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The camera module includes a molded base which is integrally formed with a circuit board through a molding process, wherein a photosensitive element may be electrically connected on the circuit board and at least a portion of a non-photosensitive area portion of the photosensitive element is also connected by the molded base through the molding process. A light window is formed in a central portion of the molded base to provide a light path for the photosensitive element, wherein a cross section of the light window is configured to have a trapezoidal or multi-step trapezoidal shape which has a size increasing from bottom to top to facilitate demolding and avoiding stray lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Nan Guo, Takehiko Tanaka, Bojie Zhao, Zilong Deng
  • Patent number: 10485251
    Abstract: A spaghetti-like long shaped pasta has a continuous internal longitudinal cavity communicating with the outside through a co-extended longitudinal slot with convex edges that delimit the internal cavity. A device for the production of such pasta includes an extrusion drawing having, at the entry front, a plurality of holes with complementarily identical openings that lead into respective channels of identical shape, configuration and size, which end in a joint discharge channel, near an edge of an expanded head. An occlusion at the outlet hole of the discharge channel includes a septum separating the delivery channels and causing the two flows of extruded pasta to join solely on a peripheral portion, opposite to the cavity edge, with the expanded head producing the internal cavity that develops longitudinally within the finished product and communicates with the outside through a co-extended cutting or fissure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Andrea Cardinali
  • Patent number: 10486340
    Abstract: A device for turning over molds is provided that can reduce the wear of turning over wheels and supporting rollers even when the speed for transporting a flask or the speed for turning it over increases. A pair of turning over wheels (5) are attached to respective sides of a turning over roller conveyor (4), on which a metal flask (3) is mounted. The outer surfaces of the wheels are supported by respective pairs of supporting rollers (6). A driving roller (9) is provided on one or both of the wheels. The supporting rollers are flangeless. Two pairs of side rollers (10) abut the side surfaces of the wheels so as to prevent them from moving in the direction in which the flask is transported. The side rollers are preferably configured so that their surfaces that contact the wheels are formed as arcs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ono
  • Patent number: 10486351
    Abstract: There is provided a screw of an injection molding machine that can eliminate uneven distribution of reinforcing fibers without giving an excessive shear force to the reinforcing fibers. A screw is provided inside a heating cylinder of an injection molding machine to which a resin pellet is fed on an upstream side in a conveyance direction of resin and to which reinforcing fibers are fed on a downstream side therein, and includes: a first stage at which the resin pellet which is fed is melted; and a second stage that continues to the first stage, and at which molten resin and the reinforcing fibers are mixed with each other. A second flight provided at the second stage includes: a large-diameter flight with a relatively large outer diameter; and a small-diameter flight with a relatively small outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: U-MHI PLATECH CO., LTD., MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kariya, Munehiro Nobuta, Naoki Toda, Kiyoshi Kinoshita, Takeshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10479000
    Abstract: According to the method for manufacturing a sample storage device and to the sample storage device of the present invention, a pattern forming mold having an engraved pattern part on the upper surface thereof is used to form a charging chamber sidewall on a first light-transmitting substrate, and a second light-transmitting substrate is adhered to the first light-transmitting substrate where the charging chamber sidewall is formed, and thus the sample storage device can be conveniently manufactured in large quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Seung Kook Yu
  • Patent number: 10479013
    Abstract: An extrusion nozzle for making tubular preforms has a mandrel extending along a vertical axis, an annular and stationary nozzle body spacedly radially surrounding the mandrel, and a holding ring having an upper end axially slidable in the nozzle body, braced axially downwardly against the nozzle body, and having a lower end spaced radially inward from shiftable limitedly radially relative to the nozzle body. A nozzle ring has an upper end axially slidable in the holding ring, is braced axially downwardly against the nozzle body, and has a radially deflectable lower end forming an annular extrusion gap with the mandrel. A first positioner engages the lower end of nozzle ring and is operable to radially deflect this lower end. A second positioner engages radially with the lower end of the holding ring or with the nozzle ring for radially deflecting same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Harald Feuerherm
  • Patent number: 10479031
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for infiltrating a fiber preform of a component of fiber composite material with a matrix material. On the method side, it is proposed that an elastic coating (3) is applied onto the fiber preform (1, 23, 37), wherein the elastic coating (3) is widened to form a gap space (22) between the fiber preform (1) and the coating (3). The matrix material (21) is then fed into the gap space (22) and the elastic coating (3) is subsequently pressed against the fiber preform (1, 23, 37). On the device side, it is claimed that an elastic coating (3) is arranged on the fiber preform (1, 23, 37) and means are provided, which are in operative connection with the elastic coating (3), by which the coating (3) can be widened while forming a gap space (22) between the fiber preform (1, 23, 37) and the coating (3). A matrix material (21) can be fed into the gap space (22) and the coating (3) can be pressed against the fiber preform (1, 23, 37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP FEDERN UND STABILISATOREN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, André Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10478893
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing systems and methods on a large-scale format. One aspect involves a build unit that can be moved around in three dimensions by a positioning system, building separate portions of a large object. The build unit has an energy directing device that directs, e.g., laser or e-beam irradiation onto a powder layer. In the case of laser irradiation, the build volume may have a gasflow device that provides laminar gas flow to a laminar flow zone above the layer of powder. This allows for efficient removal of the smoke, condensates, and other impurities produced by irradiating the powder (the “gas plume”) without excessively disturbing the powder layer. The build unit may also have a recoater that allows it to selectively deposit particular quantities of powder in specific locations over a work surface to build large, high quality, high precision objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: MacKenzie Ryan Redding, Zachary David Fieldman, Justin Mamrak
  • Patent number: 10471630
    Abstract: An arrangement for melting at least one solid precursor product for polymer production includes a housing for receiving the solid precursor product by way of an opening, and a melting device arranged in the housing. The melting device is disposed so that the solid precursor product can be fed thereto to be melted. A preferably switchable discharge device is connected to an opening of the housing and can be connected to an injection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Engel Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Baeck, Michael Fischlschweiger, Werner Kappelmueller, Lorenz Reith, Harald Schimboeck, Georg Steinbichler, Gregor Hartung
  • Patent number: 10472737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extrusion head for generating filaments, extrusion installation and method using said extrusion head, the extrusion head comprising an inlet for the introduction by pressure of a solvent and polymer solution, and an extrusion plate provided with extrusion nozzles configured for forming filaments from the solvent and polymer solution, where the inlet is in fluid communication with a laminar chamber through which the solvent and polymer solution circulates to a peripheral chamber from which it is radially distributed into a central chamber in which the extrusion plate is arranged, and where the laminar chamber is in fluid communication with an excess solvent outlet, and the central chamber is in fluid communication with an excess solution outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Manuel Torres Martinez
  • Patent number: 10471672
    Abstract: A midsole molding apparatus which enables production of a high-quality midsole is provided. The apparatus includes a through hole, which passes laterally through a midsole used for a shoe, to be integrally formed, preventing traces of forming the through hole from being left in the through hole and on the periphery of the through hole and a shaft mold crossing the inner space of upper and lower molds, forming extending portions such that the ends of the shaft mold extend beyond the boundary of the inner space, and seating the extending portions in press recesses of the upper and lower molds to seal the insides of the molds so as to prevent raw material from leaking from inside the molds when foaming and forming a midsole, to prevent parting lines and burrs from forming on the inner surface of the through hole passing laterally through the midsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Young-Soul Park
  • Patent number: 10471700
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object manufacturing apparatus that may be equipped to efficiently separate a three-dimensional object from a mounting unit is provided. The printing apparatus includes: a mounting unit having a mounting surface on which a three-dimensional object being manufactured is mounted; a separator to separate the three-dimensional object from the mounting unit; a moving unit to move the three-dimensional object remaining on the mounting surface and the separator unit relative to each other after the manufacturing of the three-dimensional object is completed, the three-dimensional object on the mounting surface and the separator being moved to arrive at a separating position at which the three-dimensional object is separated by the separator; and a controller that controls the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Hakkaku