Patents by Inventor Gary Fong

Gary Fong 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).

  • Patent number: 7927094
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite nozzle cap having a first part made of metal and an outer tip of a polymeric material. The first part mechanically secures the nozzle into the nozzle housing by engaging the nozzle housing and pressing against a base flange on the nozzle to clamp the flange between the first part of the nozzle housing. The second part extends away from the nozzle housing and is mechanically secured to the first part. An inner face of the second part contacts the nozzle tip to prevent melt flow between the second part of the nozzle tip. An outer face of the second part contacts the gate insert to avoid melt flow between the second part and the gate insert. As the second part is of a polymeric material, it avoids the heat transfer concerns associated with a metallic interface between the nozzle tip and the gate insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Stackteck Systems Limited
    Inventors: Gary Fong, Mihai Berceanu
  • Patent number: 7748858
    Abstract: A photographic light diffuser for mounting to a camera with a hot shoe and an internal flash including a light diffuser and a diffuser mount removably attachable to the light diffuser. The diffuser mount is adapted to attach to the hot shoe while permitting operation of the internal flash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Gary Fong, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20100150543
    Abstract: A stand for a camera with a threaded receptacle is disclosed. The stand includes a base. at least two wings hinged to the base, and amounting peg adapted to attach a camera to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20100118552
    Abstract: A portable photographic light diffuser is configured to be mounted to a photographic light source on a camera, the portable photographic light diffuser including a base adapted to engage the photographic light source on the camera, the base defining a socket; and a cowl extending from the base, the cowl being transformable between an expanded configuration, wherein the cowl extends by a first length from the base, and a collapsed configuration, wherein the cowl extends by a second length from the base, the second length being less than the first length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20090154135
    Abstract: A photographic light diffuser for mounting to a camera with a hot shoe and an internal flash including a light diffuser and a diffuser mount removably attachable to the light diffuser. The diffuser mount is adapted to attach to the hot shoe while permitting operation of the internal flash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Patent number: 7547207
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement is provided for a mold centering device for multi-level stack molds having a spline shaft with a central region journaled to an intermediate mold level with involute spline pathways extending in oppositely twisting helices from the central region toward opposite ends thereof and respective spline nuts secured to adjacent mold levels threadedly engaging the spline pathways to run therealong for converting linear motion into rotational motion and vice versa thereby controlling relative opening and closing rates of the adjacent mold levels relative to the intermediate mold levels therebetween. The cooling arrangement has an internal fluid passageway extending along the spline shaft into a region of the spline shaft received in the spline nuts. A fluid inlet communicates with and supplies fluid to the fluid passageway. A fluid outlet communicates with and discharges fluid from the fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Stack Teck Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Mihai Berceanu, Jeffrey Ngai, Filippo Martino, Vincent Travaglini, Kyung-Tae Lee, Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20080204883
    Abstract: A photographic light diffusing device is provided. A cowl is adapted to be mounted on a photographic light source, the cowl including an opening through which the photographic light source is visible when the cowl is mounted on the photographic light source. The cowl may also include at least one movable flap and a filter slot for a gel filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20070275111
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement is provided for a mold centering device for multi-level stack molds having a spline shaft with a central region journaled to an intermediate mold level with involute spline pathways extending in oppositely twisting helices from the central region toward opposite ends thereof and respective spline nuts secured to adjacent mold levels threadedly engaging the spline pathways to run therealong for converting linear motion into rotational motion and vice versa thereby controlling relative opening and closing rates of the adjacent mold levels relative to the intermediate mold levels therebetween. The cooling arrangement has an internal fluid passageway extending along the spline shaft into a region of the spline shaft received in the spline nuts. A fluid inlet communicates with and supplies fluid to the fluid passageway. A fluid outlet communicates with and discharges fluid from the fluid passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: STACK TECK SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Mihai Berceanu, Jeffrey Ngai, Filippo Martino, Vincent Travaglini, Kyung-Tae Lee, Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20070243285
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite nozzle cap having a first part made of metal and an outer tip of a polymeric material. The first part mechanically secures the nozzle into the nozzle housing by engaging the nozzle housing and pressing against a base flange on the nozzle to clamp the flange between the first part of the nozzle housing. The second part extends away from the nozzle housing and is mechanically secured to the first part. An inner face of the second part contacts the nozzle tip to prevent melt flow between the second part of the nozzle tip. An outer face of the second part contacts the gate insert to avoid melt flow between the second part and the gate insert. As the second part is of a polymeric material, it avoids the heat transfer concerns associated with a metallic interface between the nozzle tip and the gate insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: STACKTECK SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Fong, Mihai Berceanu
  • Publication number: 20070041722
    Abstract: A photographic light diffusing system includes a camera having both a lens unit and a flash unit, and a light diffuser having a semi-transparent panel with an aperture mounted on the lens unit of a camera. The semi-transparent panel of the light diffuser obscures the flash unit when viewed from a subject in a field of view of the lens unit of a camera. The semi-transparent panel of the light diffuser may also include a textured surface on a side of the semi-transparent panel furthest from the flash unit, the textured surface being made up of a field of raised pyramids provided on the semi-transparent panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20060109640
    Abstract: A photographic light diffusing device comprises a semi-transparent cowl which is adapted to be mounted on a photographic light source, the cowl including an opening through which the photographic light source is visible when the cowl is mounted thereon, and a removable semi-transparent cover detachably mounted on the cowl. In another embodiment, a camera flash system comprises a camera flash unit, and a diffuser unit having an adaptor and a tapered cylindrical body. The adaptor is formed to match the shape of the housing of the camera flash unit so that it may be fitted thereto, and the adaptor extends between the camera flash unit and the tapered cylindrical body of the diffuser unit. The diffuser unit widens from the adaptor to meet the tapered cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20060109641
    Abstract: A photographic light diffusing device is provided. A flexible, transparent cowl is adapted to be mounted on a photographic light source, the cowl including a plurality of ribs and an opening through which the photographic light source is visible when the cowl is mounted on the photographic light source. The cowl elastically deforms to fit onto the photographic light source. A removable, flexible cover is placed over the opening of the cowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20050198674
    Abstract: An optical fiber-based distribution system for converting color video and stereo audio electrical signals for transmission over the fewest possible number of optical fiber cables and for then re-converting such signals back to electrical format for use at each projection room in a multi-theater complex. The color video signals include the red R, green G and blue B color video signals and attendant synchronization signals, horizontal synch H and vertical synch V. The audio signals include left L and right R channel stereo signals. The five electrical video signals R, G, B, V, H are converted in an RGB transmitter to three distinct optical signals for transmission over three fiber optic cables and the two electrical audio stereo signals L, R are converted in a stereo audio transmitter for transmission over one fiber optic cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Freddie Lin, Gary Fong, Duke Tran
  • Patent number: 6910877
    Abstract: According to the present invention a coding plate is interspersed between first and second respective inlet and outlet cross over nozzle parts. The cooling plate engages ends of the cross over nozzles during mould filling and provides a melt transfer passage therebetween. Once the mould is filled, the cooling plate acts to dissipate heat from the melt transfer passage thereby promoting solidification of melt therein. Accordingly melt solidification in the sprue is assured with more certainty than prior art designs enabling relatively fax mould cycling with minimal risk of drool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Stackteck Systems Limited
    Inventors: Mihai Berceanu, Gary Fong
  • Patent number: 6833102
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a manifold mounting arrangement is provided wherein a leg manifold is securely mounted midway along its length rather than at its sprue bushing and whereby thermally induced length changes are accommodated outwardly from its centre. Additionally, a first end of the leg manifold is clampingly secured between a sprue housing and a manifold insulator to avoid movement of the first end toward the sprue upon a sprue break portion of the injection moulding cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: StackTeck Systems LTD
    Inventors: Filippo Martino, Vincent Travaglini, Gary Fong, Kyung-Tae Lee
  • Publication number: 20040142064
    Abstract: According to the present invention a coding plate is interspersed between first and second respective inlet and outlet cross over nozzle parts. The cooling plate engages ends of the cross over nozzles during mould filling and provides a melt transfer passage therebetween. Once the mould is filled, the cooling plate acts to dissipate heat from the melt transfer passage thereby promoting solidification of melt therein. Accordingly melt solidification in the sprue is assured with more certainty than prior art designs enabling relatively fax mould cycling with minimal risk of drool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: Mihai Berceanu, Gary Fong
  • Patent number: D591323
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Patent number: D594893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Patent number: D623681
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Gary Fong, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Patent number: D656175
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Gary Fong, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Fong