Patents Examined by Virak Nguon
  • Patent number: 11504891
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a screw of an injection molding machine in which a heating cylinder is formed with a first compression section, a starvation section, and a second compression section, and in which an inert gas is to be introduced into the starvation section. At a portion of the screw corresponding to the first compression section, a barrier flight as a double flight including a combination of a main flight and a sub-flight having a lead angle larger than that of the main flight is formed, and a dam flight having a predetermined-width ring shape is formed, downstream of, i.e., in front of the barrier flight. A seal structure to prevent backflow of the resin may be provided between the dam flight and the starvation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro Naito, Katsuyuki Araki, Koichi Tamada, Hiromasa Uezono, Hideaki Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11498260
    Abstract: An imprint method includes bringing a mold and an uncured imprint material supplied onto a substrate into contact with each other, enhancing viscoelasticity of the imprint material, making position adjustment of the mold and the substrate, and curing the imprint material. The imprint material is supplied onto a shot region of the substrate, and time between bringing the mold brought into contact with the imprint material and starting enhancing viscoelasticity is shorter when the shot region includes an outer periphery of the substrate than when the shot region does not include the outer periphery of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Nawata
  • Patent number: 11491692
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus is provided for use with a mold unit having a water line. The apparatus includes a mold base plate. The plate has a compartment configured to contain the mold unit, and further has a water line passage with an open inner end at the compartment. A first section of the water line passage includes the open inner end. A second section of the water line passage reaches away from the first section. The plate has a slot along which the first section of the water line passage is open for insertion of the water line transversely into the first section. The plate covers the second section of the water line passage such that the second section is closed to insertion of the water line transversely into the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Plastikos, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carr, Christopher W. Hanes
  • Patent number: 11490510
    Abstract: A ceramic and polymer composite including: a first continuous phase comprising a sintered porous ceramic having a solid volume of from 50 to 85 vol % and a porosity or a porous void space of from 50 to 15 vol %, based on the total volume of the composite; and a second continuous polymer phase situated in the porous void space of the sintered porous ceramic. Also disclosed is a composite article, a method of making the composite, and a method of using the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Weiguo Miao, Manuela Ocampo, Michael Lesley Sorensen, James William Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11485081
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system includes a build plate, a carriage, a housing assembly covering the carriage, and a printhead. The build plate includes a lateral print area having a length along an X-axis and a width along a Y-axis. The carriage has a major axis along the Y-axis that spans the width of the lateral print area. The printhead is mechanically, fluidically, and electrically coupled to the carriage. The printhead includes a printhead housing that cooperates with the housing assembly to separate a print zone containing the lateral print area from connected internal components of the printhead and the carriage. The carriage is configured to scan along the X-axis and the printhead is configured to scan along the Y-axis supported by the carriage to address the entire lateral print area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Corey M. Davis, Michael E. Jones
  • Patent number: 11485054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to equipment covers. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of making an equipment cover, the method comprising: moulding a cover from a substantially transparent or translucent polymer, optionally a thermoplastic polymer, to form a cover having a textured outer surface and a generally smoother inner surface; and applying a coating having reflective components to the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Centrica Connected Home Limited
    Inventors: Philip Shade, Tom Guy, Jessica Kyte, Elvin Nagamootoo
  • Patent number: 11480872
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus includes first illumination optical system for emit light to cure imprint material between mold and substrate, second illumination optical system having light adjuster for illuminating the imprint material in part of region between the mold and the substrate, combiner located on pupil plane common to the first and second illumination optical systems and configured to combine the light from the first illumination optical system and the light from the second illumination optical system The combiner combines the light from the first illumination optical system and the light from the second illumination optical system by a mirror located in region surrounded by illumination region of the first illumination optical system including annular light intensity distribution on the pupil plane reflecting the light from the second illumination optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hayashi, Ken-Ichiro Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11472131
    Abstract: A material for an injection nozzle is molded into a form that includes a sacrificial tip around the nozzle exit orifice. The sacrificial tip is then machined away using any suitable machining process to expose the exit orifice. In this manner, an injection nozzle can be fabricated with favorable geometric characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Owen Coats
  • Patent number: 11472070
    Abstract: A plant for the continuous vulcanisation of mixtures of natural or synthetic latex inside a plurality of vulcanisation moulds aligned close to each other, each including: a base and a lid able to be removably coupled; an advancing mechanism for advancing the moulds along guides inside a vulcanising oven; and a sprayer for spraying the mixture inside the bases before entry into the vulcanising oven. The plant includes: an assembly set and a disassembly set of the moulds, belonging respectively to the input station and to the output station of the vulcanising oven; a first transport mechanism for transferring each base from the disassembly set to the assembly set; a second transport mechanism for transferring each lid from the disassembly set to the assembly set. The vulcanising oven includes a tunnel with a radiofrequency set for vulcanising the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: RF Systems S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alessandro Grando, Patrizio Grando
  • Patent number: 11433569
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating an apparatus for transforming plastic parisons into plastic containers, wherein the apparatus has a movable carrier, on which a plurality of transforming stations are arranged for transforming plastic parisons into plastic containers. The transforming stations each have at least two mould supports on which blow mould parts are arranged, which blow mould parts are components of a blow mould and form a hollow space within which the plastic parisons can be expanded into the plastic containers by application of a flowable medium. The mould supports are pivotable with respect to one another for opening and closing the blow mould and wherein furthermore the transforming stations have a latching mechanism which is configured to latch the two mould supports at least at times to one another such that an opening movement of the blow mould is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Hack, Florian Geltinger
  • Patent number: 11433593
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for producing a three-dimensionally shaped plate consisting of a wood fibre material. The aim of the disclosure is to provide a method and a system for producing three-dimensionally shaped plates from a wood fibre material, which are logistically simplified and can be used on demand. To this end, e) steam is applied to a prefabricated flat starting plate consisting of a wood fibre material, and f) the plate is coated with a separating means, g) shaped in a forming station, and h) hardened by cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Homann Holzwerkstoffe GmbH
    Inventor: Fritz Homann
  • Patent number: 11426263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding system having a holding device (1) and an abutment blank (6), to a method for retaining and machining an abutment blank (6), and to a holding device (1) for retaining an abutment blank (6) having an implant interface (8) and a retainer segment (7) spaced apart from the implant interface (8), comprising a recess (3) in a basic body (2) for forming a frame having interior contact surfaces. One of the contact surfaces is spaced apart from the opposite contact surface such that a processing space (30) is formed, into which the abutment blank (6) to be machined extends. One of the contact surfaces has at least one retaining receptacle (5), which preferably is a tapped blind hole, and which corresponds to the retainer segment (7), preferably in a friction-locking manner, such that the retainer segment (7) of the abutment blank (6) is retained in the retaining receptacle (5) in a rotationally secure manner and is oriented in a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Medentika GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Fix
  • Patent number: 11420372
    Abstract: A flow rate adjusting device includes a main body portion having a first opening portion to which a molten material is supplied, a second opening portion from which the molten material is discharged, a supply flow path communicating with the first opening portion and the second opening portion, and a cross hole intersecting the supply flow path; and a shaft-shaped valve portion disposed inside the cross hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Kohei Yuwaki
  • Patent number: 11413641
    Abstract: A spray gun with a faux carbon fiber pattern comprises a main portion and an operating portion, at least one area of the main portion or the operating portion comprises a faux carbon fiber pattern, the pattern defined on a mold for the spray gun and formed directly on a surface of the spray gun during injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11400628
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing decorative parts with a rear plastic carrier element, which is poured over with plastic under process pressure in a casting tool for producing an upper layer on a front visible side, characterized in that the carrier element is fixed in the casting tool and is impinged upon with pressure at least during the production of the upper layer at the rear and in the direction of the upper layer that is to be produced on the front visible side, said pressure counteracting the process pressure during the overmolding with plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Bernd Keller
  • Patent number: 11376771
    Abstract: A method relates to manufacturing an in-mold decorative molded product including a transfer layer formed on a surface of an injection-molded product. The method includes inserting, in a first mold for injection molding, an in-mold transfer film including the transfer layer disposed on a base film; forming a molding injection space by mold clamping of the first mold and a second mold including a structure for injecting a molding resin into the molding injection space and a structure for holding the in-mold decorative molded product; and forming the in-mold decorative molded product by filling the molding injection space with the molding resin and then opening the first and second molds. When the base film is separated from the in-mold decorative molded product by opening the first and second molds, a peeling weight varies depending on a portion in an end part of the in-mold decorative molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi Nakagawa, Takayuki Nagahara
  • Patent number: 11370253
    Abstract: A tire includes a tread portion provided with lateral grooves extending in a tire axial direction and blocks divided by the lateral grooves. At least one of the lateral grooves is provided with a first projected portion with a bottom protruding from a groove bottom of the at least one of the lateral grooves. The first projected portion includes at least one tie-bar portion connecting a pair of blocks with each other which is arranged adjacently through the at least one of the lateral groove, and a narrow rib-portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the at least one of the lateral groove from the at least one tie-bar portion without being connected to the pair of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Takafumi Hoshino, Yuya Meguro
  • Patent number: 11370705
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing geopolymer tubes comprises forming a geopolymer composition comprised of an aluminosilicate source and an alkali activator, wherein the geopolymer composition has a fluid consistency and a shear thinning index of greater than 1.05, transferring the geopolymer composition into a tubular mold, rotating the mold to shear and distribute the composition onto the inner wall of the mold until the geopolymer composition reaches non-flowable consistency, and curing the geopolymer in the mold to form geopolymer tubes. A method for making geopolymer tubes with the disclosed geopolymer composition comprises shearing the geopolymer composition in a tubular mold at a high rotational speed to significantly reduce apparent viscosity to form the tubular shape, at least in the initial process stage. A ceramic tube made from the geopolymer composition of the present invention is used as a membrane or adsorbent for filtration applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NOVOREACH Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jun Jason Cai, Jia Julia Liu
  • Patent number: 11370155
    Abstract: A molding system and a method for operation of the molding system are provided. The method includes flowing a molten polymeric material into a shot tuning chamber from an upstream device, adjusting a temperature of and/or pressure applied to the molten polymeric material in the shot tuning chamber, and flowing the molten polymeric material from the shot tuning chamber into a mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc
    Inventors: Hossein A. Baghdadi, Sami Mohamad Fakhouri, Joseph Thomas Muth, Bradley C. Tutmark, H. Kenneth Hanson, III, Danny David Lumpkin, Robert L. Ritchie, Shawn J. Schnee
  • Patent number: 11364655
    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: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Franz Carl Nüdling Basaltwerke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Klöppner, Bernd Büttner, Steffen Mothes