Patents Examined by Robert B. Davis
  • Patent number: 11565455
    Abstract: A method for producing a hollow body for storing gases, the hollow body including at least one boss part having a projection. The method includes providing a sheathing composed of a plastic material or a reactive material, over the at least one boss part, at least in a region of the projection. The sheathed at least one boss part is then heated and introduced into a blow mould, where it is surrounding with a plastic tube to form the hollow body. The plastic tube is then brought into permanent contact with the sheathing on the projection to thereby obtain a permanent material connection between the plastic of the plastic tube to the plastic or the reactive material of the sheathing. An internal pressure is then applied to the plastic of the plastic tube to obtain a final shape of the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA Energy Storage Systems GesmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Puchleitner, David Puntigam
  • Patent number: 11565457
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical heating mold. The electrical heating mold includes a mold casing and an electrical heating device disposed in the mold casing. The electrical heating device includes an upper annular heating resistor element group configured to perform heating around a bottleneck, a middle annular vertical-inserted columnar heating resistor element group configured to perform heating around a bottle body, and a lower annular heating resistor element group configured to perform heating around a bottle bottom. The electrical heating mold has a good heating effect, a low processing cost and a simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Wenzhou Deng, Xiaolin Huang
  • Patent number: 11565458
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for forming plastic preforms into plastic containers, having a blow mould which forms a cavity within which the plastic preforms can be expanded to form the plastic containers, and having an application device which is suitable and intended for acting upon the plastic preforms with a flowable medium in order to expand them, which is suitable and intended for acting upon the plastic preforms with a flowable medium in order to expand them, wherein the application device is placed against a mouth area of the plastic preforms in order to act upon these with the flowable medium. The application device forms at least one first flow channel for the flowable medium, which guides and/or directs at least a portion of the flowable medium to an inner wall of the mouth area in order to temper and, in particular, cool this inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hoellriegl, Markus Stiegler, Oliver Apfelbacher, Markus Kulzer, Gerald Huettner
  • Patent number: 11565456
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a blow molding device, a blow molding method, a mold unit, and a jig capable of shortening a molding cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Toshiteru Oike, Daizaburo Takehana
  • Patent number: 11559931
    Abstract: A resin tank and a method for manufacturing a resin tank in which positional deviation and deformation of an inserted member is prevented. In a resin tank formed through resin injection molding, a gradually changing thickness portion in which a thickness of a resin layer gradually changes from one side to the other side with respect to a surface of an insert plate for attachment of an auxiliary component is formed in the resin layer at a region into which the insert plate is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Daisuke Tabuchi, Ko Kurata, Hikaru Yokomura, Yuki Mizukura, Keigo Mine, Tasuku Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki Matsumura, Akira Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11559933
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for forming plastic preforms (10) into plastic containers (20). In a closed state of a blow mould (14), a contact area is formed between side parts (14a, 14b), in which the two side parts (14a, 14b) rest against each other, the side parts (14a, 14b) form a mould separation seam (5) in the contact area. In accordance with the invention, at least one section of at least one side part (14a, 14b) has a coating and/or an additional element (60) in a region of the mould separation seam (5), so that a heat transfer between the plastic preform (10) and the inner wall (52, 54) in the contact area can be delayed at least in places at these at least one section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Markus Kulzer, Juergen Soellner, Thomas Spitzer
  • Patent number: 11553759
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present disclosure is a process for manufacturing a shoe comprising an outsole joined to the sole part of a first main liner comprising on its outer face at least two studs, and a first auxiliary liner, at least partially, in particular integrally, hot-melt, in a textile piece, covering at least part of the first main liner, the outsole, and the junction between the first main liner and the outsole, at least part or all of the first hot-melt auxiliary liner being melted and adhered to the first main liner and to the outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Vincent Ventenat
  • Patent number: 11548201
    Abstract: A multi-layered pressure packaging comprises a first container including a lockable neck portion followed by a body part and a bottom part, obtained from a non-foamed thermoplastic material by stretch blow molding, and a first layer at least enclosing the body part and/or bottom part of the first container. The first layer comprises foamed material, and the foamed material layer is foamed in place with an outer enclosure applied over and around the first container defining a free space in between, and foamable material introduced and foamed between the first container and the outer enclosure in the free space, obtaining the foamed material layer. A second layer is applied on the outer surface of the foamed layer for keeping the foamed layer and the first container together. Methods are provided for manufacturing a multi-layered pressure packaging according to an embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: RESILUX N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk De Cuyper, William Dierickx, Tom Anthierens
  • Patent number: 11548202
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for managing captive preforms immobilized in a heating station during an interruption of production, the preforms following a production stream, the heating station including a device for conveying preforms and a heating cavity bordered by at least one row of emitters of monochromatic electromagnetic radiation. The method consists in ejecting from the production stream the cold captive preforms that have been immobilized before they have been exposed to the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the emitters to a recycling stream and rejecting from the production stream the hot captive preforms that have been at least partly exposed to the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the emitters to a reject stream separate from the recycling stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Yoann Lahogue, Guy Feuilloley
  • Patent number: 11542140
    Abstract: A system (1) for producing thermoplastic material bottles (5), the system (1) comprising in sequence: an extruder (10); a molding apparatus (20) for producing preforms; a thermal conditioning apparatus (30) for thermally conditioning the preforms; a blowing apparatus (40) for producing bottles (5) from the preforms; a pulsed light irradiation apparatus (50, 55, 60, 70); an aseptic filling and capping apparatus (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Matteo Zoppas, Enrico Gribaudo, Renato Le Brun
  • Patent number: 11541614
    Abstract: A system for fabrication of a wind turbine blade including a laser projection which identifies the dimensions for a plurality of layup segments; determines the sequence of layup segments within first and second sections of the mold, wherein the sequence of layup segments within the second section of the mold are synchronized with the layup segments within a first section of the mold. The system also includes a projection device visually depicting the boundaries of a plurality of layup segments onto the mold. This system automates fabrication of composite structures by setting a pace for each task and ensuring operators complete each task within the allotted period. The projection system and layup delivery mechanism can advance with respect the mold to ensure the pace is maintained and an overall product cycle time is adhered to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TPI Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Amirhossein Salimi, Carlos Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11541589
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for reshaping plastic preforms (10) into plastic containers (20) has a blow moulding device (14) which has at least two side parts (14a, 14b) and a base mould (14c) which form a hollow space inside which the plastic preforms (10) are reshaped into the plastic containers (20), wherein the apparatus has a changing device (40) which is suitable and intended either to remove the complete blow moulding device (14) or only parts (14a, 14b, 14c) of the blow moulding device (14) from the blow mould supports (16) thereof and/or to arrange them on the blow mould supports (16), wherein the base mould (14c) is arranged on a base mounting (19), and in a changing mode, through a lifting movement (H) and in particular a lifting and/or lowering of the base mounting (19), the base mould (14c) can be connected to the base mounting (19) or can be disconnected from the base mounting (19), and between the base mounting (19) and the base mould (14c) at least one first disconnectable media connection (21) is provided,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hack, Florian Geltinger
  • Patent number: 11541592
    Abstract: A device for blow molding containers, provided with a supporting frame for at least one station for blow molding preforms in order to obtain containers, the blow molding station includes two lateral bodies and a bottom which are adapted to provide by blow molding at least one container, at least one of the two lateral bodies being movable on command by virtue of elements for cyclic opening and closing, with respect to the supporting frame, about an articulation axis which is substantially parallel to the axis of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SACMI IMOLA S.C.
    Inventor: Matteo Zanelli
  • Patent number: 11541591
    Abstract: When a hollow molded body using a preform to be molded with a thin bottom portion is produced while taking advantage of the roughening of the outer surface of an injection core mold, transferred roughening marks are prevented from appearing on the bottom portion of hollow molded bodies, so that the hollow molded body with an aesthetic bottom portion is obtained. An injection core mold (12) has an outer surface of its tip portion corresponding to a preform bottom portion (10) and a lower end portion (14a) of a preform body portion (14). The outer surface corresponding to the preform bottom portion (10) and the lower end portion (14a) of the preform body portion (14) is a mirror-finished surface (20), and the outer surface of the injection core mold for forming the preform other than the mirror-finished surface is a roughened surface (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Aoki Technical Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventor: Shigeto Aoki
  • Patent number: 11534952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a container by stretch blow-molding from a preform made of plastic material in a forming unit, the forming unit comprising a mold, an elongation rod that is movable heightwise inside the mold, the method comprising, in succession, a pre-blow-molding step and a blow-molding step, the method also comprising a step of boxing of a handle, a rising phase of the elongation rod being initiated before the blow-molding step, the boxing step being initiated after the rising of the elongation rod, the handle being formed on the extension axis of the elongation rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Camille Guiton
  • Patent number: 11529758
    Abstract: A blow mold method for a double-walled container, including: blowing in which an intermediate molded article is molded by stretch blowing a preform housed in a die; and pressing in which the intermediate molded article is pressed inside the die and a double-walled container is molded. During the pressing, an internal floor-corresponding section is pressed such that internal wall-corresponding section is inverted as far as the inside of an outer wall-corresponding section, in a state in which heat retention is maintained such that the internal wall-corresponding section can be inverted as far as the inside of the outer wall-corresponding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventor: Yoichi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 11518119
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a thermoplastic prepreg product includes a belt or conveyor, a prepreg applicator that positions a thermoplastic prepreg atop the belt or conveyor, a foam applicator that applies a foam mixture atop the thermoplastic prepreg, a heating mechanism that heats the thermoplastic prepreg and the foam mixture to cause the foam mixture to react atop the thermoplastic prepreg, and a laminator that is configured to press the thermoplastic prepreg and foam mixture to control a thickness of the resulting thermoplastic prepreg product. The thermoplastic prepreg includes a fabric, mat, or web of fibers and a thermoplastic material that is impregnated within the fabric, mat, or web of fibers. The thermoplastic material is formed from in situ polymerization of monomers and oligomers. The foam mixture includes an isocyanate, a polyol blend, and a blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Malay Nandi, Mingfu Zhang, Lance Wang, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 11498291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a composite aircraft window frame; the method comprises the steps of: a) positioning in a mold a preform made of pre-impregnated material including dispersed fibers, with a predefined orientation, in a thermosetting resin matrix; b) closing the mold so as to define a gap between at least one surface of said preform and a portion of said mold; c) injecting thermosetting resin into the closed mold through an inlet opening of the mold itself, so as to fill the gap and completely lap said surface of the preform; and d) applying a uniform hydrostatic pressure on the surface by the injection of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LEONARDO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Giuseppe Corvaglia, Nicola Gallo, Silvio Pappadà, Umberto Raganato, Luca Lanzilotto, Michele Arganese
  • Patent number: 11497270
    Abstract: In an example, a wearable article includes a nonwoven textile sheet having a first portion and a second portion contiguous with the first portion. The first portion has a first density and a first modulus of elasticity. The second portion has a second density less than the first density and has a second modulus of elasticity less than the first modulus of elasticity. The first portion is shaped differently than the second portion as an integral implement of the wearable article. A method of manufacturing a wearable article may comprise thermoforming the first portion while the second portion contiguous with the thermoformed first portion is not thermoformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Hullegie
  • Patent number: 11490567
    Abstract: The invention provides an unloading system which can be arranged to move a bin or box a distance away from metering equipment of an agricultural machine, such as a dry pneumatic applicator, to allow access to bottom oriented-gates of the bin and retractable chutes for directing particulate material out of the bin and away from the machine. In one aspect, the bin can be lifted or vertically raised by one or more cylinders to allow access to the bottom gates and allow gravity to empty the material from the box, through the bottom gates, down one or more chutes directed to a particular area. One or more hoppers of the bin, typically 1 to 4, can each have a bottom positioned slide gate or door that can be operated to expose a chute for emptying the material out of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Rex Ruppert, Randy Lindemeier