Patents Examined by Willard Hoag
  • Patent number: 5160473
    Abstract: A method for making a packaging frame to protect parts formed from a blank including interior cuts and minimal cutouts, said blank being operable shift to and form a single piece frame having an exterior quadrilateral to interfit within a packing container and conform to the interior thereof and having an interior perimeter to accommodate the reception of a part for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Great Western Foam Products Corporation
    Inventor: Rick L. Bontrager
  • Patent number: 5160747
    Abstract: A ceramic chip-resistant chamfered integrated circuit package and an apparatus for and method of manufacture thereof. The exposed-surface edge of each short end of a ceramic package component (base and/or cap) are made with an integral chamfer at an angle of from about 20.degree. to about 85.degree. relative to the plane of the opposing inner surface of the component. The height H of the chamfer is from about 20% to about 67% of the thickness T of the ceramic package component. In particular, the preferred angle of the chamfer is from about 50.degree. to about 70.degree., with a preferred height H of about 30% to about 50% of the thickness T. The integral chamfer of each ceramic package component is made by means of an inventive die-press apparatus for inverted formation of the ceramic package component. The inventive method forms the chamfers without causing localized compaction of the ceramic powder starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Kyocera America, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayasu Kizaki, Chong-il Park, Reiichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 5158782
    Abstract: A noodle making machine includes a flour storing arrangement, a mixing arrangement to form entangled noodle base by stirring the flour fed from the flour storing arrangement together with kneading water, and a water feeding arrangement to feed kneading water to the mixing arrangement. Also, a noodle-making control arrangement is provided to control the noodle quantity for each meal by keeping constant the feed quantities of the flour and kneading water for unit time, and for changing the feed times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuo Hayashi, Kazuhiko Takano
  • Patent number: 5156277
    Abstract: The box-like package made of a thermoformable plastics sheet being of a one-piece, punched blank provided with folding scores. Supporting profiles are molded out inwardly or outwardly from individual regions of the blank by means of thermoforming. These supporting profiles resiliently support the packed product which is susceptible to shock; they are therefore preferably adapted to the contours of the product. The entire pack, including the supporting profiles, forms a single part, so that additional supporting inserts are superfluous. The most important advantages: saving in packaging material, dispensing with troublesome to handle additional inserts, good stackability of the sheets before assembly, readily recyclable monomaterial package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Gunter Witz AG
    Inventor: Gunter Witz
  • Patent number: 5156864
    Abstract: A plastics threaded fitting molding mechanism, which is aimed to resolve the conventional problem limited only to produce single direction threads, utilizes three pushing rods and corresponding co-axially disposed therein, performing reciprocating movement, to make the three ways plastics threaded fitting. Therefore, it is substantial to save time and labor while reducing manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventor: Muh-Juh Guo
  • Patent number: 5154772
    Abstract: In an apparatus for treating plate-shaped articles in a liquid medium including a bath containing the liquid medium with gap-like inlet and outlet openings arranged beneath the liquid level and a conveying device for conveying the plate-shaped articles along a substantially flat path of conveyance through the inlet and outlet openings and through the liquid medium in the bath, in order to reduce the loss of liquid from the bath, it is proposed that the inlet and outlet openings comprise sealing elements which are movable from a closed to an open position as the plate-shaped articles pass through them and which are furthermore of such design that the gap created by the sealing elements in their open position is substantially adaptable in height and width to the cross-section of the articles passing through it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Gebr. Schmid GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Kallfass
  • Patent number: 5151024
    Abstract: Apparatus for stretching dough is provided, by which bread dough or confectionery dough is continuously and smoothly stretched by linearly reciprocating a roller over the surface of the part of the dough that is continuously conveyed by a downstream conveyor of a pair of conveyors, one a downstream conveyor and other an upstream conveyor, while the roller rolls on the dough, without destroying the gluten tissue of the dough, and while determining the conveying speed of the upstream conveyor in response to the change of the thickness of the dough to be stretched, thereby obtaining, in one operation, a desired and uniform dough thickness from the continuously supplied dough material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Torahiko Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5151233
    Abstract: Thermoforming apparatus and methodology is provided to form a breakaway port in a molded piece, such as a container lid. The apparatus includes a forging assembly that has a punch element and a striker assembly, so that a material blank that is heated to a plastic state by an oven may be advanced therebetween. When the thermoforming mold closes, a striker element and the punch element come together with a striking force so that a portion of the blank is forced against a male profile on the punch element to forge the port by forming lines of reduced thickness that are partible under mechanical force but which normally maintain the integrity of the molded piece against the passage of fluids. The striker element can be adjustably spring biased and can be mounted, for example, to the pressure box of the thermoforming mold while the punch element is positioned on the mold assembly that provides the mold configuration for the piece to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Inventor: Michael L. Wendt
  • Patent number: 5149545
    Abstract: According to a central mechanism of a tire vulcanizer of the present invention, in a central mechanism of a tire vulcanizer in which a lower clamp ring holding a lower end portion of a bladder is fixed detachably to a lower ring having a passage of a vulcanizing medium, key-shaped holes are bored on the lower clamp ring, springs which press clamp rods which penetrate through the lower ring downward and a fluid pressure cylinder which pushes up the clamp rods against the spring force are provided, and the clamp rods are pushed up so as to release fixing of the lower clamp ring, and the lower clamp ring is removed by rotating the lower clamp ring by a predetermined angle from a state in which the lower clamp ring and the lower ring are fixed to each other by having nuts fixed at the upper ends of the clamp rods engaged with the key holes. Accordingly, the replacement operation of the bladder is automated, thus making it possible to improve the operation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Sakaguchi, Akira Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5147660
    Abstract: A device for filling molds with a casting resin or the like. An elastic casting container, with at least one fill and discharge opening, is arranged in the pressure box, which casting container selectively receives the casting resin therein from a feed pipe and delivers the casting resin to the mold through a fill pipe. The casting container is emptied by a pressure buildup inside of the pressure box, either by means of a gaseous or a liquid pressure medium. In this manner, the casting container can be loaded with the casting resin such that a renewed gas loading of the already degassed casting resin prior to the filling of the mold no longer occurs, while simultaneously limiting cleaning operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Wilhelm Hedrich Vakuumanlagen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Steindorf
  • Patent number: 5147657
    Abstract: The retractable pin for an injection mold machine used for molding golf balls has a frictionless bushing means affixed at its outer end which is slidable along a shaft. The shaft and the frictionless bushing means are coaxial and perpendicular to the retractable pin. The pin head is shaped substantially like a dimple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Inventor: John Giza
  • Patent number: 5145688
    Abstract: In a vulcanizing apparatus of the two-piece mold type, an upper cover surrounding the upper mold section is fixed to an upper sealing plate under an upper platen and a lower cover is fixed below the upper cover through a flexible seal tube, the upper and lower covers being connected by a plurality of air cylinders to urge the lower cover downward. In a vulcanizing apparatus of the segmental mold type, a jacket ring surrounding the upper mold section is fixed on an upper sealing plate under an upper platen, an upper cover surrounding the jacket ring is fixed to the sealing plate, and a lower cover is fixed below the upper cover through a fleixble seal tube, the upper and lower covers being connected by a plurality of air cylinders to urge the lower cover downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhide Ohtake
  • Patent number: 5145691
    Abstract: An apparatus for packing a filler of conductive material into through-holes in a printed circuit board comprises a packing nozzle, an mask and a covering plate. The packing nozzle delivers a filler of conductive material through a delivery opening, and a delivery valve is mounted at the delivery opening. A manipulator is provided on the upper part of the nozzle for manipulating the delivery valve, and a nozzle tip is attachable to and detachable from the delivery opening. The mask has packing holes disposed in positions corresponding to those of the through-holes in the printed circuit board, and the mask is mountable on the upper side of the printed circuit board. The covering plate has escape holes in positions corresponding to those of through-holes in the printed circuit board, and the covering plate is disposable on the lower side of the printed circuit board. A squeegee may be provided on the lower part of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Nippon CMK Corp.
    Inventors: Shin Kawakami, Satoshi Haruyama, Hirotaka Okonogi
  • Patent number: 5145351
    Abstract: In an apparatus for the shaping and compacting of absorbent pads for absorbing body fluid, which are intended for articles of hygiene and which consist of a plurality of part layers and, if appropriate, are treated with a superabsorbent agent, to form at least one absorbent-pad layer. A rotary band has arranged on it over the entire length of the rotary band, at distances from one another, trough-shaped insertion molds into which shaping insets can be inserted. Along the rotary band production devices are arranged, in twos respectively along the linear outward path and return path, and in the opposite direction to the rotary band there is a driving band which can be pressed against this, and furthermore there is arranged a thermal compacting device which has calender and/or embossing rollers following in the conveying direction and which consists of a heating cylinder with a pressure band arranged on it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Progesan SRL
    Inventor: Guido Rossi
  • Patent number: 5145353
    Abstract: A molding press for simultaneously operating a pair of molds, each having a pair of mold sections (M1, M2; M3, M4), including a base for mounting two horizontally displaced mold sections (M1, M3), each constituting one section of one of the pair of molds, a first bolster for mounting a mold section M2) in alignment for mating engagement with one mold section M1) on the base, a second bolster for mounting a mold section (M4) in alignment for mating engagement with the other mold section (M3) on the base, rod assemblies for interconnecting the first bolster and the second bolster in fixed space relation, for guiding relative movement between the base and the bolsters during opening and closing of the pair of molds, and for mounting pistons operatively interrelated with cylinder assemblies on the base, and an auxiliary cylinder assembly for effecting relative movement between the base and the bolsters for opening of one of the pair of molds while closing the other of the pair of molds and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Paul Zakich
  • Patent number: 5143734
    Abstract: Flowable molten plastic material is fed downwardly into an adjustable converging hopper mounted on a horizontal extruder barrel. This hopper is positioned around an opening feeding down into the barrel for guiding and deflecting a descending "rope" of plastic material into engagement with screw flights of a rotating feed screw extending along the axis of the extruder barrel. The hopper comprises a box-like structure open at top and bottom and having two opposed side walls which slope inwardly downwardly toward each other for providing a downwardly converging configuration with a pair of vertical parallel end walls interconnecting the side walls. A larger of the two sloping side walls extends downwardly farther than the other and is inclined to vertical at a large angle than the shorter side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Farrel Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart A. Sardinskas, Mathew Mormino, Jr., Michael R. Kearney
  • Patent number: 5139403
    Abstract: A device for producing pellets from film. A cradle is rotatably mounted about a longitudinal axis of rotation to a main frame. An axle arranged perpendicular to the longitudinal axis holds one or more rolls of film. A plurality of drive rollers pull the film from the rolls while the rolls are rotated on the longitudinal axis twisting the film into a strand. An oven located between the rolls and drive rollers heats the strand to permanently set the twist thereon. A pelletizer located aft of the drive rollers cuts the strand into individual pellets. In a modified version, glass roving is extended through the holder past the roll and wrapped with the film into a single strand. In an alternate embodiment, the roll of film is mounted to an axle having a longitudinal axis extending in the same direction as the axis of rotation. The film is pulled axially off the roll and twisted into a strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Replas Incorporated
    Inventor: James L. Stuart
  • Patent number: 5139405
    Abstract: A technique is provided for both forming frame portions from thermoplastic resin prepregs containing randomly arranged reinforcing fibers directly at predetermined location(s) upon a preformed wall portion and simultaneously bonding such as formed frame portions directly to such wall portion at such location(s). The wall portion is itself a laminate derived from thermoplastic resin prepregs containing ordered, substantially continuous reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: James R. Krone, John H. Barber
  • Patent number: 5135385
    Abstract: A clamping system includes a fixed platen fixed to one end of a machine base and a plurality of clamping cylinders, the fixed platen holding a fixed mold therein, a movable platen fixed to the other end of the machine base and holding a movable mold therein, a plurality of tie bars extending through the movable platen and including pistons at their one ends, the pistons being slidably received within the clamping cylinders, and screw threads or grooves substantially at their longitudinal center, a unit disposed between the movable platen and the fixed platen and operable to move the movable platen to and from the fixed platen, two-part nuts mounted to the movable platen and meshingly engageable with the screw threads or grooves of the tie bars, and stoppers each of which is engaged with a recess provided on each of the tie bars mounted to the movable platen on the side opposite to the fixed platen characterized in that screws are threaded at end portions of the tie bars on the side of the fixed platen, screws
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Fukuzawa, Takahide Kaneko, Masaaki Fujimura
  • Patent number: 5135381
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating plural molded parts from a web of thermoplastics material, including a lower cutting and trimming die having a plural mandrels each adapted to support a separate part and an zipper die having plural first and second spaced cutting edges movable relative to the mandrels to leave a flange surrounding each pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Jetra Engineering Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Timothy F. Evans