Patents by Inventor Pierre Glaesener

Pierre Glaesener 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9254598
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things is a first stack portion (112, 212) of a mold stack (110, 210) for use in an injection mold (100, 200). The first stack portion (112, 212) includes a first stack member that is configured to define a molding cavity (116, 216) in cooperation with a second stack portion (114, 214) of the mold stack (110, 210), a second stack member that is movable relative to the first stack member, and an air valve (160, 260) is defined between the first stack member and the second stack member, the air valve (160, 260) being selectively actuatable with relative movement of the first stack member and the second stack member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HUSKY INFECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Arnold Heinz Mai, Pierre Glaesener, Adrian Peter Looije
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150069662
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things is a first stack portion (112, 212) of a mold stack (110, 210) for use in an injection mold (100, 200). The first stack portion (112, 212) includes a first stack member that is configured to define a molding cavity (116, 216) in cooperation with a second stack portion (114, 214) of the mold stack (110, 210), a second stack member that is movable relative to the first stack member, and an air valve (160, 260) is defined between the first stack member and the second stack member, the air valve (160, 260) being selectively actuatable with relative movement of the first stack member and the second stack member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Arnold Heinz Mai, Pierre Glaesener, Adrian Peter Looije
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8740610
    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, (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 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Huskey Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Publication number: 20140124983
    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: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe HALTER, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Publication number: 20140093607
    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: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe HALTER, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Publication number: 20140093608
    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: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe HALTER, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Patent number: 8663536
    Abstract: An extruder unit (22) for an injection molding system (20) includes a piston (48), slidably located within a piston chamber (42), and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The piston (48) is further adapted to rotatably mount a screw (30). A motor assembly (36) is mounted to the piston housing (40) and operable to rotate the screw (30). The piston (48) is translated by a hybrid injection actuator (38), the hybrid injection actuator (38) including: a drive unit (50) operable to move the piston (48) between the retracted position and the extended position; and a gas pressure unit (93), operable to provide a boosting force to the piston (48), thereby urging the piston (48) towards the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, Claude Hostert, Roman Pirog
  • Patent number: 8658075
    Abstract: Described herein is a mold. The mold includes a first mold half and a second mold half. A molding cavity is definable between the first mold half and the second mold half within which a molded article is moldable. The mold also includes a core configured to form a seal on the molded article. The first mold half and the second mold half are configured to remain in a mold closed configuration with molding and stripping of the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Patent number: 8647109
    Abstract: A molded article transfer device (150, 250) is described herein that is associated, in use, with an injection mold (100, 200). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a transfer structure (151, 251) that defines, amongst other things, a first aperture (154A) that is structured to receive a first molded article (102A) from a first mold stack (106A, 206A) of the injection mold (100). The transfer structure (151, 251) also defines a first branch channel (156A) and a first trunk channel (158A) through which the first molded article (102A) is passable. The first branch channel (156A) connects the first aperture (154A) with the first trunk channel (158A) for passing, in use, the first molded article (102A) thereto, whereafter it passes through the first trunk channel (158A) towards an exit (164A) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Pierre Glaesener, Christophe Halter
  • Patent number: 8550806
    Abstract: Described herein is a mold. The mold includes a first mold half and a second mold half. A molding cavity is definable between the first mold half and the second mold half within which a molded article is moldable. The mold also includes a core configured to form a seal on the molded article. The first mold half and the second mold half are configured to remain in a mold closed configuration with molding and stripping of the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Christophe Halter, Pierre Glaesener, François Styga
  • Publication number: 20130243900
    Abstract: A molded article transfer device (150, 250) is described herein that is associated, in use, with an injection mold (100, 200). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a transfer structure (151, 251) that defines, amongst other things, a first aperture (154A) that is structured to receive a first molded article (102A) from a first mold stack (106A, 206A) of the injection mold (100). The transfer structure (151, 251) also defines a first branch channel (156A) and a first trunk channel (158A) through which the first molded article (102A) is passable. The first branch channel (156A) connects the first aperture (154A) with the first trunk channel (158A) for passing, in use, the first molded article (102A) thereto, whereafter it passes through the first trunk channel (158A) towards an exit (164A) thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Pierre GLAESENER, Christophe Halter