Patents by Inventor John Robert Galt

John Robert Galt 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: 20200171734
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a container having a printing layer that is printable with exposure to laser light of selected properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: John Robert GALT
  • Publication number: 20190315018
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a molded article, such as a preform that is blow moldable to form a container, and a related method of forming and recycling a container. The structure and steps includes injection molding a molded article having tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: John Robert GALT, Joachim Johannes NIEWELS, Georgio KFOURY, Jean- Christophe WITZ, Sebastien Sang NGUYEN-HOANG
  • Patent number: 10131084
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a method of transferring a molded article from a moveable mold half of a mold into a receptacle of a post-mold tool. The method includes positioning the moveable mold half relative to the post-mold tool to position the molded article thereon closer to the receptacle and retracting the moveable mold half while simultaneously extending a stripping device to eject the molded article from the moveable mold half and to transfer it into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Bruno Giuseppe Sodaro, Alex Teng, Robin Wade Lovell, Ralf Schmitz
  • Patent number: 9975172
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for real time preventative maintenance of a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. The method and apparatus are capable for scheduling service, business billing and invoicing, parts management, a remote control of a molding system for assessing the need for preventative maintenance. The indication for preventative maintenance is based upon a real time operational status of the molding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Bryan Phillips
  • Patent number: 9132577
    Abstract: A melt-delivery assembly (200), comprising: a frame assembly (202) being positioned outside of a platen envelope (153) being defined by a platen assembly (150), the frame assembly (202) being configured to receive a melt from a melt-preparation assembly (110), and the frame assembly (202), including: a multiple-outlet assembly (204) being configured to fluidly deliver the melt to multiple conduits (207) toward the platen envelope (153).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: John Robert Galt
  • Publication number: 20150130113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a method of transferring a molded article from a moveable mold half of a mold into a receptacle of a post-mold tool. The method includes positioning the moveable mold half relative to the post-mold tool to position the molded article thereon closer to the receptacle and retracting the moveable mold half while simultaneously extending a stripping device to eject the molded article from the moveable mold half and to transfer it into the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Bruno Giuseppe Sodaro, Alex Teng, Robin Wade Lovell, Ralf Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8801426
    Abstract: A dynamic mixer and associated injection molding system for mixing a melt flow. The injection molding system includes: a hot runner assembly having a plurality of splits; an injection unit that delivers a melt flow to the plurality of splits in the hot runner assembly via a melt channel; and a dynamic mixer incorporated into the melt channel upstream from the plurality of splits, wherein the dynamic mixer includes a rotor assembly configured to be rotationally driven by the melt flow, and wherein the rotor assembly is further configured to mix the melt flow passing through the melt channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Stephen Daniel Ferenc, Darrin Albert MacLeod
  • Publication number: 20130273193
    Abstract: A melt-delivery assembly (200), comprising: a frame assembly (202) being positioned outside of a platen envelope (153) being defined by a platen assembly (150), the frame assembly (202) being configured to receive a melt from a melt-preparation assembly (110), and the frame assembly (202), including: a multiple-outlet assembly (204) being configured to fluidly deliver the melt to multiple conduits (207) toward the platen envelope (153).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: John Robert Galt
  • Publication number: 20090047374
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mold module from a set of substantially structurally independent mold modules of at least one of a first mold assembly or a second mold assembly. The first mold assembly and the second mold assembly for accepting, in use, a plurality of first mold inserts and second mold inserts, respectively, to define, in use, a plurality of substantially identical molding cavities therebetween. A subset of at least one of the first mold inserts or the second mold inserts being accepted in the mold module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: John Robert GALT, Thomas Michael McGinley, Sheldon John Alexander, Christopher J. Brusa, Stephen Daniel Ferenc
  • Publication number: 20090047373
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a stationary platen of a mold clamp for use with a molding system. The stationary platen includes a platen base configured to accept a first mold assembly of a mold, the platen base also defines a receptacle for embedding, in use, a bridge runner system. The bridge runner system is configured to fluidly connect, at least in part, a source of molding material with a molding cavity defined, at least in part, by a mold insert accepted in the first mold assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Thomas Michael McGinley, Sheldon John Alexander, Christopher J. Brusa, Stephen Daniel Ferenc
  • Publication number: 20090047376
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a melt distribution apparatus for a molding system having a geometrically balanced network of runners for distributing a melt of molding material from a melt inlet to a rectangular array of melt outlets having a first number of melt outlets in a first reference direction and a second number of melt outlets in a second reference direction, at least one of the first and the second number being an odd number in excess of three.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Thomas Michael McGinley, Sheldon John Alexander, Christopher J. Brusa, Stephen Daniel Ferenc
  • Patent number: 7390185
    Abstract: Disclosed is a drive unit operable to translate and rotate a shaft, the drive unit including: (i) a hollow electric motor having a rotor, (ii) a fluid cylinder, (iii) means for connecting the shaft to the rotor of the hollow electric motor, (iv) means permitting the shaft to move lengthwise coupled with the fluid cylinder, and (iv) means connecting the fluid cylinder to the shaft, whereby the shaft may be rotated by the hollow electric motor and moved lengthwise by the fluid cylinder, and wherein the fluid cylinder has an outer wall coupled with the rotor of the hollow electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Teng, John Robert Galt, Martin Richard Kestle
  • Publication number: 20070299706
    Abstract: A real time method and apparatus for updating preventative maintenance data in a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. Real time threshold status data receives periodic updates based upon historical data, frequency data, trends data, manufacturer data, customer data, and geographic location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: John Robert GALT, Bryan PHILLIPS
  • Publication number: 20070294121
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for real time preventative maintenance of a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. The method and apparatus are capable for scheduling service, business billing and invoicing, parts management, a remote control of a molding system for assessing the need for preventative maintenance. The indication for preventative maintenance is based upon a real time operational status of the molding system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: John Robert GALT, Bryan PHILLIPS
  • Publication number: 20070293977
    Abstract: A real time method and apparatus for indicating preventative maintenance in a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. Real time threshold data is compared to real time operational parameter data as measured by sensors located on the molding system. If an out of tolerance condition is detected and validated by a comparator, then an indicator is provided to notify the need for preventative maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: John Robert GALT, Bryan PHILLIPS
  • Publication number: 20070294093
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for real time preventative maintenance of a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. The method and apparatus are capable for scheduling service, business billing and invoicing, parts management, a remote control of a molding system for assessing the need for preventative maintenance. The indication for preventative maintenance is based upon a real time operational status of the molding system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: John Robert Galt
  • Publication number: 20070294040
    Abstract: A real time method and apparatus for indicating preventative maintenance in a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. Real time threshold status data is compared to real time operational parameter data as measured by sensors located on the molding system. If an out of tolerance condition is detected and validated by a comparator, then an indicator is provided to notify the need for preventative maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: John Robert Galt
  • Patent number: 6129883
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved injection molding machine and process. The injection molding machine includes a first mold half with at least one mold cavity or mold core and a rotatable turret means rotatable on an axis for rotating a pair of mating mold halves into alignment with the first mold half. Each mating mold half includes at least one mold core or mold cavity matable with the first mold half for forming a mold for forming at least one molded article. The turret block is movable so that a first one of the mating mold halves can be brought into contact with the first mold half. The machine also includes an injection system for injecting molten material into the mold to form the molded article(s). After the injection cycle is completed, the turret block with the molded article(s) thereon is moved away from the first mold half and is rotated by 180 degrees to align a second one of the mating mold halves with the first mold half and to bring the molded article(s) to an ejection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: William J Jacovich, John Robert Galt, Ronald Ing