Patents Examined by Tim Heitbrink
  • Patent number: 9604397
    Abstract: A melt distribution device (100) including a heat-receiving part (102) and a heater (104). The heater (104) is coupled to the heat-receiving part (102) so to maintain thermal communication between the heater (104) and the heat-receiving part (102). The heater (104) is also coupled to the heat-receiving part (102) so to isolate, at least partially, the heater (104) from receiving stress and strain transmission from the heat-receiving part (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul R. Blais, James Osborne Plumpton, Brian Esser
  • Patent number: 9475211
    Abstract: An injection mold assembly for a high output consumer product injection molding machine, the injection mold assembly having a simplified cooling system. The simplified cooling system has a cooling complexity factor of less than three, preferably less than two, more preferably less than one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Ralph Edwin Neufarth, John Boyet Stevens, Robert Lawrence Prosise, James Edward Poland, John Moncrief Layman, Danny David Lumpkin
  • Patent number: 9403308
    Abstract: A molding tool for producing a component in a gas-assisted injection molding process includes a mold cavity, and an injection device with a pressurized gas source. The pressurized gas is fed into the plastic melt introduced into the mold cavity. The plastic melt is pressed against the inner walls of the mold cavity. The injection device has a piston with an injector head and moveably guided in a passage of a molding tool connected with the mold cavity. The injector head forms a part of the inner walls of the mold cavity in an idle position of the piston, and is pressed into the plastic melt as the piston moves to its operating position, so that the pressurized gas flows through the passage into the plastic melt in the mold cavity. The piston is moveable by the gas fed through the passage into the plastic melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Elmar Fries
  • Patent number: 9393743
    Abstract: Apparatus for resin transfer molding (RTM) and an RTM process for producing integral components. The apparatus has a closable mold (W) with a mold cavity (F), and an injection unit (10) coupled to the mold such that a resin is introducible into the mold; the mold has at least one resin outlet (3) connected to the mold cavity through which resin escapes after the mold is filled; a measuring unit situated at or downstream from the outlet detects escaping resin flow is and is coupled to a resin flow closing unit (5) such that the unit closes the outlet when escaping resin is detected. In the process a control system (11) transmits a signal for closing the resin flow closing unit to the closing unit when resin flow is detected such that the resin flow closing unit is closed and the flow of resin escaping the mold is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: First Composites GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9381690
    Abstract: A movable platen support structure includes: a linear guide mechanism via which a movable platen is provided for horizontal movement; a plurality of movable-platen height adjustment mechanisms provided in corresponding relation to leg sections of the platen, each of the height adjustment mechanisms including a flat plate placed on a corresponding slider of the guide mechanism, and an adjusting bolt screwed into the corresponding leg section of the slider and abutting at its distal end against the flat plate; and a plurality of fastening mechanisms provided in corresponding relation to the leg sections, each of the fastening mechanisms including a fastening bolt for, following the height adjustment by the adjusting bolts, fastening the corresponding leg section to the corresponding slider by being passed through the leg section and the flat plate so as to be screwed into the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Nishizawa, Atsushi Murata, Isamu Yamaguchi, Kimiaki Shioiri
  • Patent number: 9381686
    Abstract: A molding die is devised to suppress the formation of a fragile layer, thereby ensuring stable production of a resin molded body having remarkably improved adhesion of a plating film. A plurality of stepped parts are formed so as to be spaced apart from each other on a second die surface which molds a back surface on the side opposite to a design surface to which metal plating is to be applied, along the main flowing direction of a molten resin and in a direction crossing the main flowing direction. Since the flow of the molten resin changes due to the stepped parts and the influence thereof extends even to the vicinity of the design surface, the formation of a fragile layer is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Kato, Takahito Ogiso, Kazuo Suzuki, Tatsuo Yamada, Hiroshi Watarai
  • Patent number: 9381685
    Abstract: Embodiments of face plates for golf club heads are disclosed herein. Other examples, and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Jones, Les J. Bryant, Xiaojian Chen
  • Patent number: 9370890
    Abstract: The present invention includes: core pin that forms fitting hollow part of an operating lever in the operating knob in addition to forming thin-diameter part including upper inclined surface and lower inclined surface on the upper part of the operating knob; upper die and lower die that form a periphery of the upper part and the lower part of operating knob; and intermediate slide core which is advanceable and restorable towards core pin between upper die and lower die, and has abutting part of upper inclined surface of core pin, as well as step part that is formed in the lower part of the abutting part and forms thin-walled part in the base of check claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Nedachi, Yasuyuki Nedachi
  • Patent number: 9364977
    Abstract: A variable-position mold system with a plurality of injection systems operable to deliver molten material at a substantially constant pressure of between about 6.89 megapascals (1,000 psi) and about 103.42 megapascals (15,000 psi) to a set of mold cavities of at least one multi-cavity injection mold insert when in fluid communication therewith. The multi-cavity injection mold inserts have a thermal conductivity of greater than 30 BTU/HR FT ° F., and have little or no cooling channels therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: iMFLUX, Inc.
    Inventor: Gene Michael Altonen
  • Patent number: 9346206
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus of plastic material including a mold, a fixing plate of the mold, a distributor of the plastic material to be injected and a plurality of injectors connected to the distributor and each including a valve pin controlled by a respective rotary electric motor and a transmission. The fixing plate has a cavity facing the mold on a first face, within which the distributor is contained, and each electric motor with the relative transmission is housed, in a quickly insertable and removable manner, within a respective seat arranged on a second face of the fixing plate opposite to the first face, laterally with respect to the corresponding injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: INGLASS S.p.A.
    Inventors: Maurizio Bazzo, Nico Trevisiol
  • Patent number: 9350132
    Abstract: A fixed mold and a movable mold as joined together are configured to nip a terminal base of a tuning-fork terminal between a terminal base receiving portion and a terminal base abut portion with the tuning-fork terminal being protruded outside a cavity of the fixed mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Shinya Onoda
  • Patent number: 9339963
    Abstract: A controller of an injection molding machine includes a power supply converter which supplies electric power from a power supply to a drive device which drives a servomotor, and an electric storage unit coupled between the power supply converter and the drive device. The controller detects abnormality of a voltage detection unit which detects voltage of the electric storage unit based on voltage of the electric storage unit, a supply electric energy to the electric storage unit, and electrostatic capacity of the electric storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Junpei Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9339962
    Abstract: A screw (20) for rotating within a material supply cylinder (22) to plasticize a material is able to reciprocate in the axial direction, between a retracted position away from a communicating passage (41) through which a plasticization chamber (23) leads to an injection chamber (33), and an advanced position at which the screw closes off the communicating passage. The screw position adjustment device includes: a thread (50) immovable with respect to the material supply cylinder, and having a through-hole (51) extending in the axial direction; a position adjustment nut (56) threadably engaged at the outside peripheral face of a thread for determining the retracted position; a fastener (58) for securing the position of the position adjustment nut; and a casing (72) covering the position adjustment nut and the fastener, and having an opening (73) for moving closer to the position adjustment nut and the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SODICK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9339959
    Abstract: A nozzle terminal for injectors of injection molding apparatus of plastic materials, includes an inner tubular body or tip defining a flow passage for injected plastic material, and an outer ring coaxial with the tip. The tip includes a radially inner element made of a first material and a radially outer element made of a second material, and arranged in contact with a substantial axial portion of the radially inner element up to the distal end thereof, and mechanically coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: INGLASS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Corazza, Fabio Bordignon, Massimo Rossi
  • Patent number: 9333689
    Abstract: Provided is a take-out robot including a load cell in a rotating unit to allow an injection molded product to be attached to an adhesive unit, measure a weight of the injection molded product, and determine whether the injection molded product is desirable or faulty. A chucking device of measuring the weight may be installed to prevent a vertical load during the taking out and a force during the conveying from being applied to the load cell, and allow the force to be applied to the load cell only when reaching a weight measuring point. Further, a cut portion may be formed to have a stepped boundary surface in the load cell and thus, a stopper function may be performed against bending deflection of the load cell when a load is applied so that the load cell may be protected without an additional chucking device of measuring the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Eung-ha Jang
  • Patent number: 9326584
    Abstract: A molded cosmetic applicator head having a core that supports an array of perforated bristles arranged in rows and columns. Each perforated bristle comprises a textured lateral surface and a flat lateral surface, such that the surfaces of the bristles assume certain orientations. A mold for an injection molded applicator head is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Christophe Jacob, Herve F. Bouix
  • Patent number: 9327431
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for rotational molding. The device comprises a mold which is movably arranged, having a mold wall, surrounded by a mold cavity and a material feeding device for feeding the curable raw material into the mold cavity. The mold is movably mounted on a robot arm, associated with the mold. The movement of the mold is controlled by a control device communicating with the robot arm. The mold is provided with a device for controlling the temperature of the mold and which is integrally formed with the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: AMS BELGIUM
    Inventors: Johan Kuijt, Bernhard Kuijt, Frank Harleman, Filip Claus, Johan Potargent
  • Patent number: 9326590
    Abstract: A molded cosmetic applicator head having a core that supports an array of semi-conical bristles arranged in rows and columns, such that the surfaces of the bristles assume certain orientations, and wherein at least some of the bristles have at one or more prominent depressions and/or prominent protrusions located on a curved surface. A mold for an injection molded applicator head is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Christophe Jacob, Herve Bouix
  • Patent number: 9321194
    Abstract: An ejector assembly for removing a molded part from a mold includes an ejector arm and mounting structure. The ejector arm has a first end with a tongue that extends partially into a cavity of the mold and an opposite second end with a handle that extends outwardly from the mold cavity. The mounting structure pivotally mounts the ejector arm to the top portion of the mold so that the ejector arm may be pivoted between an operating position and an ejection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Rian Suiter
  • Patent number: 9308681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for demolding parts, comprising a skid (1) comprising a slide (8) for housing a shaping insert (2) for molding a negative (10) of the part to be molded, said slide (8) being obliquely associated with a pushrod (9) which can move said slide (8) to an ejection position for ejecting a part to be molded, and characterized in that said pushrod (9) comprises at the upper end thereof a rack (21) meshing with another rack (22) of said slide (8), the movement of said pushrod (9) being transferred to said slide (8) through said racks (21, 22). The invention allows reducing the volume with respect to the device described in the aforementioned document, such that it does not take up too much space when being assembled inside the shape of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Alberto Navarra Pruna