Patents by Inventor Christophe Halter

Christophe Halter has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220073238
    Abstract: A closure device for a container having a neck including an annular flange, the closure device comprising: a cap body; a tamper evident (TE) band positioned below the annular flange when assembled in the container; a first hinge and a second hinge defined on the cap body; a leash connected to the TE band, the first hinge and the second hinge; the leash allowing for the cap body to be separated from the TE band during opening, but to remain connected thereto via the leash; a tongue protruding from the cap body between the first and second hinges; when the cap body is actuated from a closed configuration relative to the neck to a fully open position: the leash is configured to retain the cap body to the TE band; an interaction of the tongue and the neck is configured to retain the cap body in the fully open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Tobias Naumann, Stephan Scherer, Christophe Halter, Christophe Simon Pierre Beck
  • Publication number: 20210308918
    Abstract: A plastic molding system comprises: dispensing, pre-shaping and shaping cells and a transport subsystem. The dispensing cell has a station for dispensing a dose of plastic feedstock. The pre-shaping and shaping cells each comprise a plurality of stations for shaping the workpiece into a preform shape and into a final shape, respectively. The transport subsystem advances a workpiece along a selected one of a plurality of process paths to form a molded article. Each of the plurality of process paths is defined by a combination of stations of the dispensing cell, the pre-shaping cell and the shaping cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Joachim Johannes NIEWELS, Adam Christopher ULEMEK, Peter YANKOV, Sven KMOCH, Ralf Walter FISCH, Christophe HALTER, Darrin Albert MACLEOD, Teng GUO, Joaquim Martins NOGUEIRA
  • Publication number: 20210237326
    Abstract: A misalignment sensing system for a molding structure and a method for using same. The molding structure includes a first component and a second component, at least one of the components being selectively repositionable between a closed configuration of the mold structure and an open configuration of the mold structure. The misalignment sensing system includes an alignment member including a male portion coupled to and extending from the first component of the molding structure, and a female portion defined in the second component of the molding structure, the female portion being configured to receive the male portion when the molding structure is in a closed configuration; and at least one sensor connected to one of the male and female portions and being configured to detect a deformation of any one of the male portion and the female portion, the deformation being induced by a misalignment of the molding structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Christophe HALTER, Teng GUO
  • Patent number: 10828815
    Abstract: The invention pertains to an injection molding machine comprising, an injection nozzle (2) having a melt channel (6), an injection opening (5), and a filter (9) for filtering the molten resin within the injection nozzle (2). According to the invention, the melt filter (9) cooperates with the 5 melt channel (6) or a means (7) provided within the melt channel (6) in such a way, that during an injection phase of the injection molding machine, the molten resin is caused to pass through the filter (9), and during a decompression phase of the injection molding machine the molten resin is caused to bypass the filter (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Sylvain Ludwig, Arnold Heinz Mai
  • Patent number: 9931775
    Abstract: Wings are provided on mold components and linear ways are provided below these wings. A pad rides on each linear way below each wing. A force generator, such as a spring, is disposed between each wing and underlying pad. In this way the weight of the mold components is borne, at least in part, by the linear ways so that the weight on components that might otherwise sag is lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Rainer Kintzinger, Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener
  • Patent number: 9902101
    Abstract: A screw-moving assembly (100) for a screw assembly (903), the screw-moving assembly (100) comprising: a screw-moving actuator (102); and a bias-adjustment mechanism (104); wherein the screw-moving actuator (102) and the bias-adjustment mechanism (104) are configured to connect to the screw assembly (903); the screw-moving actuator (102) is configured to transmit, in use, a screw-translation force (112) to a longitudinal central axis (905) of the screw assembly (903); and the bias-adjustment mechanism (104) is configured to transmit, in use, a biasing force (114) to the longitudinal central axis (905) of the screw assembly (903).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Claude Ferdinand Hostert, Douglas James Weatherall
  • Publication number: 20170368730
    Abstract: The invention pertains to an injection molding machine comprising, an injection nozzle (2) having a melt channel (6), an injection opening (5), and a filter (9) for filtering the molten resin within the injection nozzle (2). According to the invention, the melt filter (9) cooperates with the 5 melt channel (6) or a means (7) provided within the melt channel (6) in such a way, that during an injection phase of the injection molding machine, the molten resin is caused to pass through the filter (9), and during a decompression phase of the injection molding machine the molten resin is caused to bypass the filter (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe HALTER, Sylvain LUDWIG, Arnold Heinz MAI
  • Patent number: 9802351
    Abstract: An in-mold shutter (140) for embedding in an injection mold (100, 200, 300) is described herein. The in-mold shutter (140, 240, 340, 440, 540) includes a shutter actuator (148, 548) that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe (130) of the injection mold (100, 200, 300) with a platen of a mold clamping assembly (996) to hold the first mold shoe (130) in an extended position (E), along a mold-stroke axis (X), during a step of molding a first molded article (102A) in the injection mold (100, 200, 300). Also described herein is a molded article transfer device (150, 250) for use with the injection mold (100, 200, 300). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a shuttle (154) that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold (100, 200, 300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Publication number: 20160075060
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is In accordance with an aspect disclosed herein, there is provided a method (1200) of molding a molded article (190, 290, 390, 490, 590) in a mold (120, 220, 320, 420, 520). The method broadly includes disposing (1202) an insert (140, 240, 340, 440, 540) between a first mold stack portion (124, 224, 324, 424, 524) and a second mold stack portion (128, 228, 328, 428, 528), the first and second mold stack portions being in a spaced relation (S, S1, S2, S3, S4). Next, the method includes positioning (1204) a shuttle (132, 232, 332, 432, 532) to align a shuttle aperture (170, 270, 371, 471, 571) defined in the shuttle with the first and second mold stack portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: CHRISTOPHE HALTER
  • Publication number: 20160067900
    Abstract: An in-mold shutter (140) for embedding in an injection mold (100, 200, 300) is described herein. The in-mold shutter (140, 240, 340, 440, 540) includes a shutter actuator (148, 548) that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe (130) of the injection mold (100, 200, 300) with a platen of a mold clamping assembly (996) to hold the first mold shoe (130) in an extended position (E), along a mold-stroke axis (X), during a step of molding a first molded article (102A) in the injection mold (100, 200, 300). Also described herein is a molded article transfer device (150, 250) for use with the injection mold (100, 200, 300). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a shuttle (154) that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold (100, 200, 300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHE HALTER, Pierre GLAESENER, François STYGA
  • Publication number: 20160067897
    Abstract: Wings are provided on mold components and linear ways are provided below these wings. A pad rides on each linear way below each wing. A force generator, such as a spring, is disposed between each wing and underlying pad. In this way the weight of the mold components is borne, at least in part, by the linear ways so that the weight on components that might otherwise sag is lessened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: RAINER KINTZINGER, Christophe HALTER, Pierre GLAESENER
  • Patent number: 9266265
    Abstract: An in-mold shutter for embedding in an injection mold is described herein. The in-mold shutter includes a shutter actuator that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe of the injection mold with a platen of a mold clamping assembly to hold the first mold shoe in an extended position, along a mold-stroke axis, during a step of molding a first molded article in the injection mold. Also described herein is a molded article transfer device for use with the injection mold. The molded article transfer device includes a shuttle that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold. The shuttle defines a first aperture, at least in part, that alternately accommodates: a first mold stack arranged therein; and (ii) a first molded article received therein with opening of the first mold stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Publication number: 20150290855
    Abstract: A screw-moving assembly (100) for a screw assembly (903), the screw-moving assembly (100) comprising: a screw-moving actuator (102); and a bias-adjustment mechanism (104); wherein the screw-moving actuator (102) and the bias-adjustment mechanism (104) are configured to connect to the screw assembly (903); the screw-moving actuator (102) is configured to transmit, in use, a screw-translation force (112) to a longitudinal central axis (905) of the screw assembly (903); and the bias-adjustment mechanism (104) is configured to transmit, in use, a biasing force (114) to the longitudinal central axis (905) of the screw assembly (903).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Claude Ferdinand Hostert, Douglas James Weatherall
  • Publication number: 20150273743
    Abstract: An in-mold shutter for embedding in an injection mold is described herein. The in-mold shutter includes a shutter actuator that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe of the injection mold with a platen of a mold clamping assembly to hold the first mold shoe in an extended position, along a mold-stroke axis, during a step of molding a first molded article in the injection mold. Also described herein is a molded article transfer device for use with the injection mold. The molded article transfer device includes a shuttle that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold. The shuttle defines a first aperture, at least in part, that alternately accommodates: a first mold stack arranged therein; and (ii) a first molded article received therein with opening of the first mold stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Christophe HALTER, Pierre GLAESENER, François STYGA
  • Patent number: 9102089
    Abstract: A controller (501) is described herein that includes instructions (512) that are embodied in a controller-usable memory (510) of the controller (501), the instructions (512) for directing the controller (501) to execute a process (1000) of injection molding a first molded article (102A) using an injection mold (100, 200, 300, 800, 900). The process includes, amongst other things, a step of arranging (1008) a first stack portion (110) to eject the first molded article (102A) therefrom with holding a position of a stripper sleeve (116) of the first stack portion (110), along the mold-stroke axis (X), while retracting a mold core (111) of the first stack portion (110) along the mold-stroke axis (X), wherein the retraction of the mold core (111) causes a retraction thereof from the first molded article (102) in cooperation with the stripper sleeve (116) contacting the first molded article (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Christophe Halter
  • Patent number: 9073274
    Abstract: An in-mold shutter (140) for embedding in an injection mold (100, 200, 300) is described herein. The in-mold shutter (140, 240, 340, 440, 540) includes a shutter actuator (148, 548) that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe (130) of the injection mold (100, 200, 300) with a platen of a mold clamping assembly (996) to hold the first mold shoe (130) in an extended position (E), along a mold-stroke axis (X), during a step of molding a first molded article (102A) in the injection mold (100, 200, 300). Also described herein is a molded article transfer device (150, 250) for use with the injection mold (100, 200, 300). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a shuttle (154) that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold (100, 200, 300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Patent number: 8905751
    Abstract: A molding machine comprises a machine ejection assembly and an auxiliary ejection assistant assembly coupled to the machine ejection assembly, wherein the auxiliary assistant assembly is used to generate an additional ejecting force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Arnold Heinz Mai
  • Patent number: 8888483
    Abstract: An in-mold shutter (140) for embedding in an injection mold (100, 200, 300) is described herein. The in-mold shutter (140, 240, 340, 440, 540) includes a shutter actuator (148, 548) that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe (130) of the injection mold (100, 200, 300) with a platen of a mold clamping assembly (996) to hold the first mold shoe (130) in an extended position (E), along a mold-stroke axis (X), during a step of molding a first molded article (102A) in the injection mold (100, 200, 300). Also described herein is a molded article transfer device (150, 250) for use with the injection mold (100, 200, 300). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a shuttle (154) that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold (100, 200, 300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Publication number: 20140319733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is an apparatus for use with a mold that includes a blocker that is configured to selectively block an opening of a cavity defined in a cavity member of the mold after retraction of a core member from the cavity, whereupon with ejection of a molded article from the core member the molded article is directed by the blocker into a transfer device for transfer from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Arnold Heinz Mai, Rainer Kintzinger
  • Publication number: 20140151929
    Abstract: An in-mold shutter (140) for embedding in an injection mold (100, 200, 300) is described herein. The in-mold shutter (140, 240, 340, 440, 540) includes a shutter actuator (148, 548) that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe (130) of the injection mold (100, 200, 300) with a platen of a mold clamping assembly (996) to hold the first mold shoe (130) in an extended position (E), along a mold-stroke axis (X), during a step of molding a first molded article (102A) in the injection mold (100, 200, 300). Also described herein is a molded article transfer device (150, 250) for use with the injection mold (100, 200, 300). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a shuttle (154) that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold (100, 200, 300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe HALTER, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga