Patents Examined by Virak Nguon
  • Patent number: 11993019
    Abstract: A 3D printing device includes at least one printing nozzle for a layer-by-layer application of a printing material provided for the production of a component to be printed along a direction of application (R). The 3D printing device has a temperature control device that is configured and provided both to cool and warm already applied printing material in the region of the printing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: Brose Fahrzeugteile SE & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Würzburg, AIM3D GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Beetz, Clemens Lieberwirth, Vincent Morrison
  • Patent number: 11992993
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for processing containers, in particular plastic containers and plastic parisons, including at least one processing device which processes the containers in a predetermined manner, and including at least one transfer device, which transfers the containers, individually, to the processing device in a transfer region and/or to which the containers are transferred from the processing device in a transfer region. At least one inspection device is provided, which is suitable and intended for visually inspecting at least a part of the processing device and or the transfer region at least at sections and completely, at least temporarily during a transfer process of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Harald Effenberger, Andreas Brunner, Christian Jendretzke, Thomas Hoellriegl
  • Patent number: 11969919
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a sensor. The sensor has a casing having an opening portion, a clamp having a recessed part on its outer periphery and having one end inserted into the opening portion, and a sealing ring attached to the recessed part and disposed between the casing and the clamp. The method includes using a first divided mold to form a first component of the clamp, the first component including a main body portion and a first part located at one end side of the main body portion and forming a part of the recessed part. The first divided mold is divided so that a dividing surface intersects the main body portion and separates in an axial direction of the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakayama, Daisuke Inoue, Yuki Ushiro, Takaaki Sanda, Hiroto Katsura
  • Patent number: 11969926
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a self-sufficient sequential locking device and an injection molding tool. The self-sufficient sequential locking device comprises an elongate body having two ends which are provided with first and second inner engagement elements respectively; first and second outer engagement elements selectably engageable with the first and second inner engagement elements respectively for alternatively establishing a first or a second connection by rotation of the elongate body between a first position in which the first connection is secured and the second connection is simultaneously releasable, and a second position in which the second connection is secured and the first connection is simultaneously releasable, and first and second locking element respectively cooperable with the first and second inner engagement element for securing the first connection when the elongate body is in the first position or the second connection when the elongate body is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: FOREFRONT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD
    Inventor: Pierre Todesco
  • Patent number: 11964414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a guiding and centering device (10) for a forming tool (2), in particular an injection molding or die-casting tool, comprising a first mold half (1) and a second mold half (5) which are guided by guide means (7) from a closed position in which the respective separating surfaces of both mold halves (1; 5) are pressed against one another into an opened position and vice versa. This guiding and centering device (10) comprises a protruding guiding body (4) formed as a circular cylindrical bolt (12) provided at the first mold half (1), a guiding recess (6) formed as a bush (14) with an circular cylindrical inner surface (20) provided at the second mold half (5) and a rolling element cage (16) with rolling elements (17) inserted in rows (18), by means of which the two mold halves (1; 5) are guided and precisely centered in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: AGATHON AG, MASCHINENFABRIK
    Inventors: Christoph Meier, Niklas Kaufmann, Stefan Nobs
  • Patent number: 11951664
    Abstract: An injection molding mold including: a flow path through which a molten resin passes; a main body portion including an introduction portion configured to introduce the molten resin into the flow path and a supply portion configured to supply the molten resin from the flow path to a cavity mold; and a plug unit formed with a plug flow path which is a part of the flow path, the plug unit being attachable to the main body portion, in which a prevention portion configured to prevent a pressure loss from occurring when the molten resin passes through the flow path is formed at a portion of the plug flow path where a moving direction of the molten resin changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daizaburo Takehana
  • Patent number: 11945140
    Abstract: A method for producing a foam-molded product by using a plasticizing cylinder, includes: plasticizing and melting the thermoplastic resin to provide the molten resin in a plasticization zone of the plasticizing cylinder; introducing a pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent at a fixed pressure into a starvation zone of the plasticizing cylinder to retain the starvation zone at the fixed pressure; allowing the molten resin to be in the starved state in the starvation zone; bringing the molten resin in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent at the fixed pressure, in the starvation zone in a state in which the starvation zone is retained at the fixed pressure; and molding the molten resin having been brought in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent into the foam-molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Hideto Goto, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11938653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powder dry-pressing molding device and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: QINGDAO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SHENYANG HONGYANG PRECISION CERAMICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changhe Li, Mingcun Shi, Xiangyang Ma, Baoda Xing, Xiaohong Ma, Yanbin Zhang, Min Yang, Xin Cui, Teng Gao, Xiaoming Wang, Yali Hou, Han Zhai, Zhen Wang, Bingheng Lu, Huajun Cao, Naiqing Zhang, Qidong Wu
  • Patent number: 11938652
    Abstract: Plant (2) for the production of slabs made of composite stone material from a mix (M) containing granules of stone or ceramic or glass material and a binder, comprising at least one temporary support or mould (S), a distributor for the mix (M) designed to distribute a layer of mix (M) on the temporary support or mould (S), a station (4) for performing compaction by means of vacuum vibro-compression of the mix (M) arranged on the temporary support or mould (S) and a station for hardening the mix (M) so as to form the finished slabs. The plant (2) comprises a device (1) positioned downstream of the distributor and upstream of the compaction station (4) and comprising means (16) which act on the top surface of the mix (M) for pre-compaction and levelling of the mix (M) arranged on the temporary support or mould (S). The invention also relates to a method for the production of slabs of composite stone material from a mix (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Dario Toncelli
  • Patent number: 11938666
    Abstract: A storage container manufactured from an injection molding process which includes a mold and at least one injector. The mold has a top surface, a bottom wall, a plurality of side surfaces, and at least two separable sections. Where the at least two separable sections are in a closed position, a cavity is formed in the mold. The at least one injector is disposed through at least one of the plurality of sidewalls and further disposed into the cavity. The storage container has a plurality of sidewalls, an upper edge, and a bottom surface. At least one of the plurality of sidewalls of the resulting storage container contains at least one sprue mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: CREATIVE PLASTIC CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob H. Whitta, Eric Hummel
  • Patent number: 11938651
    Abstract: A method for producing a concrete tube for a hyperloop passenger transport system. The concrete tube is concreted in situ by means of a formwork device. The formwork device has a formwork carriage which moves forwards during concreting. The formwork carriage has an inner form and an outer form for shuttering the concrete tube. An interspace between the inner form and outer form is filled, in particular continuously, with concrete. The solidified concrete tube can be supported on pillars via bearings. The freshly solidified portion of the concrete tube is preferably supported on the inside by inner rollers and on the outside by outer rollers. In order to support the formwork carriage on the pillars, the formwork device can have supporting rollers. The formwork device for implementing the method and to the concrete tube produced by the method for the hyperloop passenger transport system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: PERI SE
    Inventor: Werner Brunner
  • Patent number: 11938667
    Abstract: Disclosed is a side-gate nozzle having a nozzle body, a nozzle tip and a transfer member. The nozzle body includes a heater, a longitudinally extending nozzle channel, and a bore extending from an exterior side wall of the nozzle body to the nozzle channel. The nozzle tip includes a tip member, a tip channel extending therethrough and a sealing member surrounding the tip member and in which the tip member is received. The transfer member seats against a step in the bore in the nozzle body and includes a bearing surface against which the nozzle tip is slidably seated and a transfer channel extending therethrough in fluid communication between the nozzle channel and the tip channel. In operation thermal expansion of the transfer member along its length applies a sealing force against the nozzle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: MOLD-MASTERS (2007) LIMITED
    Inventors: Jiping Qian, Beilei Yan
  • Patent number: 11931933
    Abstract: An injection molding system includes a first unit in which an injection molding machine is disposed and an option unit. The injection molding machine is configured to be attachable with a stationary die and a movable die that moves with respect to the stationary die. The option unit includes at least one of a second unit in which a robot that moves a molded article molded by the injection molding machine is disposed and a third unit in which at least one of a material dryer that dries a material supplied to the injection molding machine and a material supply section that supplies the material to the injection molding machine is disposed. The first unit is configured to be detachably attachable with the option unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenobu Maruyama, Kazunobu Maruyama, Masato Sugano
  • Patent number: 11911941
    Abstract: A shut-off nozzle includes: an injection nozzle in which a flow path is formed; a needle valve provided in the flow path coaxially with the injection nozzle, the needle valve being movable forward and backward in an axial direction; and a guide ring provided in the flow path. The needle valve includes a columnar shaft portion, and the guide ring is configured to guide the forward and backward movement of the needle valve at the shaft portion. An injection device includes: a heating cylinder; a screw provided in the heating cylinder; and the shut-off nozzle provided in the heating cylinder. An injection molding machine includes: a mold clamping device configured to clamp a mold; and the injection device configured to inject a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Horimoto, Takafumi Nishibe
  • Patent number: 11904499
    Abstract: A device for producing concrete blocks, in particular concrete paving slabs, having a mold for filling with a concrete mixture, wherein the mold has at least one mold cavity for receiving the concrete mixture, and wherein the upwardly open mold cavity has walls as lateral boundaries, and wherein the at least one mold cavity can be filled with the concrete mixture by means of a filling device, and wherein the mold with the at least one mold cavity and the filling device are movable relative to one another in a filling axis. The filling axis is oriented obliquely to an axis of symmetry of the at least one mold cavity, with the result that preferably all of the walls of the mold cavity extend neither perpendicularly nor parallel to the filling axis, but at an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Franz Carl Nüdling Basaltwerke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Klöppner, Bernd Büttner, Steffen Mothes
  • Patent number: 11897166
    Abstract: A method for compacting ceramic powder; a layer of uncompacted ceramic powder is conveyed to a pressure device, which has a structured contact surface and comes into contact with the powder material so as to obtain a layer of compacted powder material having a structured surface; the pressure device comprises a first layer and a superficial layer arranged on the first layer; at least part of the superficial layer wears so as to uncover at least part of the first layer and obtain at least areas of the first outwardly exposed layer the areas of the first outwardly exposed layer are hardened by means of irradiation with UV radiations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA
    Inventors: Paolo Testi, Vanes Terziari
  • Patent number: 11897175
    Abstract: A fluid cooled mold plate is disclosed. The fluid cooled mold plate has a front side, a rear side, and a perimeter that extends between its front and rear sides. A cooling chamber is formed within the mold plate. The cooling chamber has a front wall, a rear wall, and a perimeter wall that extends between the front and rear walls. An inlet fluid duct extends from a first side of the mold plate perimeter to a first end of the cooling chamber and an outlet fluid duct extends from a second side of the mold plate perimeter to a second end of the cooling chamber. The cooling chamber is occupied by a turbulence generating dispersion mesh that is secured between the front and rear walls the cooling chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DME COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: David James Moore, Peter Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 11890789
    Abstract: A web forming apparatus includes a drum portion and a second web forming unit. The drum portion has an accommodating chamber capable of accommodating fragments, and accommodating powder supplied from a first supplying unit. The second web forming unit forms a second web by letting a mixture containing the fragments and the powder falling from the drum portion accumulate. The first supplying unit includes a storing chamber for storing the powder and an outlet portion provided below the storing chamber. The powder goes out of the storing chamber via the outlet portion. The drum portion has meshes formed in a net demarcating the accommodating chamber. The powder is able to pass through the meshes. The outlet portion is provided vertically over the net of the drum portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Koike, Satomi Yoshioka, Akio Ito
  • Patent number: 11883979
    Abstract: An apparatus including a tool device configured to be used in the manufacturing of engineered stone slabs. The tool device may be configured to travel in an x-y plane in order to create a physically disrupted region in a mixture of resin and aggregate minerals. The tool device may have a mechanism configured to vary a width of the physically disrupted region of the mixture while traveling in the x-y plane. The apparatus may further include a spray device, which is configured to deposit colorant in an area in a wake of travel of the tool device in the x-y plane. The spray device may be configured to deposit colorant in an area while the physically disrupted region is being created in the area. The tool device may be a carving device with a V-shaped component. The tool device may be a stirring device having one or more prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Alex Xie
  • Patent number: 11884791
    Abstract: A system including an injector, a press, and a robotic conveyance is used to form a physically foamed article of footwear component from a single-phase solution of a polymeric composition and a supercritical fluid. The parameters and features of the system are configured for the formation of the footwear component in an automated manner with enhanced throughput by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Irving Archer, Hossein Allen Baghdadi, Jay Constantinou, Gregory Paul Dufour, Sami Mohamad Fakhouri, Floyd Whitney Miles, Joseph Thomas Muth, Bradley C. Tutmark