With Casting, Plastic Molding, Or Extruding Means Patents (Class 156/500)
  • Patent number: 11806949
    Abstract: A bladder mandrel package, used to manufacture a composite structure, includes a mandrel and a wrap ply, surrounding the mandrel to form a wrapped mandrel. The bladder mandrel package also includes a first radius filler, coupled to the wrap ply at a first radius of the wrapped mandrel, and a second radius filler coupled to the wrap ply at a second radius of the wrapped mandrel. The mandrel, the wrap ply, the first radius filler, and the second radius filler are consolidated to from the bladder mandrel package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Prause, Andrew E. Modin, Allen J. Halbritter, Richard E. Heath
  • Patent number: 11787132
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for multi-celled pressurizable air bladders. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes a bladder. The bladder includes a casing that encloses an internal volume of the bladder, walls within the bladder that subdivide the internal volume into cells that are airtight with respect to each other, and ducting that couples each of the cells with a source of pressurized gas via a distinct pathway. The apparatus also includes a controller that progressively pressurizes individual cells within the bladder from a first portion of a laminate to a second portion of the laminate by controlling application of gas from the source via the ducting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jason G. Destories, Curtis R. Estevo
  • Patent number: 11731381
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing two soundproof panels of an aircraft nacelle including a duct. The manufacturing method includes a step of supplying a mold having, on a single face, a cavity for each soundproof panel, a step of producing, in the bottom of each cavity, an inner skin for being oriented towards the duct, and a curing step during which the elements present in the mold are cured in the mold. Such a method makes it possible to produce the two soundproof panels in the same mold, thus reducing the gaps between them after they have been positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Alain Porte, Jacques Lalane
  • Patent number: 11674317
    Abstract: A production line and process including a moving carrier web for transporting the panel, and a device for controlling thickness of a formed, but not yet set, fiber reinforced cementitious panel slurry on the web. The thickness control device may include an angled rigid plate for contacting a downstream end of the angled plate with the slurry on the moving carrier web and a mounting stand for mounting the angled rigid. The thickness control device may include a flat horizontal plate at a fixed height over the moving carrier for contacting the entire lower surface of the horizontal plate with a facer on the slurry on the moving carrier web. Or, the thickness control device may include the angled plate and include the horizontal plate that contacts the facer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Peter Brandon Groza, David R. Blackburn, Ashish Dubey, Eugene Scott Stivender, Andrew Henry Bauer, Rajesh Raitani, Nicholas McCartney
  • Patent number: 11203000
    Abstract: A container assembly with improved mixing dynamics for mixing substances in preparation for injection by an injection device or for the dispersion of additives in the collection and analysis of biological samples is disclosed. In one configuration, the container assembly includes a first mixing element protruding into an interior of a container. With the container rotated about its longitudinal axis, the first mixing element forms at least one vortex which effectuates mixing of a first substance provided within the container interior and a second substance provided within the container interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Chee Mun Kuan
  • Patent number: 10906240
    Abstract: A print head is disclosed for use with an additive manufacturing system. The print head may include a nozzle having a base end, a tip end, and a cylindrical passage extending from the base end to the tip end. The print head may also include a compactor located at least partially inside of the nozzle at the tip end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan C. Stockett
  • Patent number: 10472106
    Abstract: A machine for making capsules containing a product includes a forming station for forming in a sheet of thermoformable plastic material at least a casing of a capsule having a cavity, a shearing station with a punch and a die for cutting the sheet so as to separate the capsule along a respective edge, and a filling station for dosing the product into the cavity. During the cutting, the punch moves to cut the sheet with the die and then lift and detach the capsule from the sheet. The punch and the die are movable away from each other for placing the capsule on the sheet, and a through opening is created in the sheet by separating the capsule. The through opening has a passage section smaller than external dimensions of the edge to allow the sheet to support and move the capsule along an advancing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SARONG S.P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi, Alessandro Grillenzoni
  • Patent number: 10336920
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foamable hot melt adhesive composition, method of foaming the foamable hot melt adhesive composition, and method of using the foamed hot melt adhesive composition. The foamed hot melt adhesive provides a reliable adhesion with high heat resistance for packaging applications. The present invention provides an environmentally and economically sound adhesive that provides sufficient adhesion to the packages upon which it is being applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Ellis, Dirk Kasper, Patrick Markiefka, David Duckworth, Jonas Stabel, Stephane Belmudes, Patrick Hayes, Andrea Eodice
  • Patent number: 10272613
    Abstract: Freeform, additive manufacturing equipment, processes and products, including residential, commercial and other buildings. A movable extruder places extrudate that solidifies in open space to create “scaffolding” or “skeletons” of buildings and other products. Elongated extrudate elements are fused to each other or connected by other means to form a cellular structure. Filler material such as polymeric insulating foam may simultaneously or thereafter be placed within the cellular structure to contribute desired strength, rigidity, insulative, barrier or other properties. Finish materials may also be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: R. Platt Boyd, IV
  • Patent number: 10166702
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a support for the human body, of the type including a mold including a lower female portion and an upper male portion capable of being coupled with one another so as to define at least one cavity between them inside which at least one material in the fluid state intended to make the support can be poured. The female portion of the mold includes at least one mobile block including at least two different surfaces suitable for making up respective different bottoms of said cavity for separate pouring steps of at least one material in the fluid state foreseen in the support. A process for manufacturing a support for the human body is moreover presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SELLE ROYAL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Barbara Bigolin
  • Patent number: 10098683
    Abstract: A manually drivable device for the mixing of a pasty mixing ware from at least two fluid starting components comprising at least two cartridges having feed plungers; a mixing space to mix the starting components, mixing vanes being provided in the mixing space and mounted such that they can rotate; a lever rotatable about a pivot point operatable manually or a pin that can be shifted in longitudinal direction and operatable manually in order to operate the device; a gear connected to the lever or pin, and connected to the rotatable mixing vanes in the mixing space; and a facility for propelling the feed plungers such that the motion of the lever or pin drives the rotation of the mixing vanes in the mixing space and motion of the feed plungers into the cartridges. The invention also relates to a method for mixing fluid starting components using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 10076730
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fluidic mixers having bifurcated fluidic flow through toroidal mixing elements. The mixers operate, at least partially, by Dean vortexing. Accordingly, the mixers are referred to as Dean Vortex Bifurcating Mixers (“DVBM”). The DVBM utilize Dean vortexing and asymmetric bifurcation of the fluidic channels that form the mixers to achieve the goal of optimized microfluidic mixing. The disclosed DVBM mixers can be incorporated into any fluidic (e.g., microfluidic) device known to those of skill in the art where mixing two or more fluids is desired. The disclosed mixers can be combined with any fluidic elements known to those of skill in the art, including syringes, pumps, inlets, outlets, non-DVBM mixers, heaters, assays, detectors, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Andre Wild, Timothy Leaver, Robert James Taylor
  • Patent number: 9982425
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to stormwater management and, more particularly, to a stormwater chamber with a continuous curvature. The stormwater chamber may comprise a chamber body with a chamber wall, an apex, a base, and a first and second opening. The chamber wall may include a continuous curvature from the apex of the chamber body to the first and second openings and a continuous curvature from the apex of the chamber body to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Sysems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Vitarelli, Michael Kuehn, John Kurdziel, David Mailhot
  • Patent number: 9931782
    Abstract: A thermoforming device is described. It relates to a mold assembly including a first and second mold, and to a mold that can be used in a thermoforming device. It also relates to a method for thermoforming a product. The thermoforming device is characterized in that the thermoforming device comprises a second pre-stretcher, in addition to a first pre-stretcher and a calibration element, and that the second pre-stretcher is at least partially and moveably arranged in a second mold body. A movement relative to the second mold body and towards the same forming cavity of the first pre-stretcher, the second pre-stretcher, and the calibration element, can be individually controlled, and the second pre-stretcher at least partially surrounds the first pre-stretcher and the calibration element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KIEFEL GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Wabnig, Thomas Halletz
  • Patent number: 9840036
    Abstract: A thermoforming machine and device are described. The thermoforming device relates to a mold assembly comprising a first and second mold, and to a mold that can be used in a thermoforming process. A method for thermoforming a product is also described. It is noted that the thermoforming device comprises a second pre-stretcher, in addition to a first pre-stretcher and a calibration element, and that the second pre-stretcher is at least partially and moveably arranged inside a second mold body. Movements of the first pre-stretcher, the second pre-stretcher, and the calibration element are configured to be individually controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: KIEFEL GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Wabnig, Thomas Halletz
  • Patent number: 9840029
    Abstract: A device stores, mixes, and applies polymethylmethacrylate bone cement. The device comprises a first container for a first pasty component of the bone cement, a dispensing plunger arranged in the first container such that it can be shifted and serves for pressing the content of the first container out of a dispensing opening, a mixing facility for mixing the content of the first container, whereby the mixing facility is arranged in the first container and the mixing facility can be moved in the first container from outside for mixing, and at least one second container for at least one second component of the bone cement is arranged in or on said first container. The second container can be opened, such that the contents of the first container and second container can be mixed with each other in the first container, whereby at least a boundary surface of the first container is formed by a mobile volume compensation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 9758631
    Abstract: A method of modifying substrate surface includes: performing an O2 plasma treatment on a substrate including polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS); coating hydrophilic UV curing coating uniformly on the substrate; disposing the substrate into an oxygen-free environment; and exposing to an UV light to cure the hydrophilic UV curing coating. The method of modifying substrate surface may greatly enhance the hydrophilicity and the stability of the PDMS substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Gwo-Bin Lee, Yu-Dong Ma
  • Patent number: 9676120
    Abstract: A mixing device for bone cement is provided. The mixing device includes a mixing handle, an housing, and a mixing paddle. The mixing handle having a rod, where at least portions of the rod are in tubular form with monomer inside of the rod. The housing has a mixing chamber in which the monomer and a powder are miscible. The mixing paddle is arranged in the mixing chamber and is movable via the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jan Albert De Vries, Wout R. Loman
  • Patent number: 9566631
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing clutch bodies, which are suitable for synchronizer systems and provided with teeth or tooth sections, from a blank uses and includes at least one embossing stage, composed of embossing segments and an anvil, for embossing roofs and troughs between root and tip circles into an upper face of the blank, and transfer means for transporting the blanks, First embossing segments form a first section and second embossing segments form a second section for sequential embossing within the at least one embossing stage, wherein the first embossing segments first emboss a first section, then return in relation to the second embossing segments, and thereafter the second embossing segments emboss the second section, wherein the second embossing segments are disposed next to each other in an annular arrangement, and the second embossing segments are designed to be axially movable relative to the first embossing segments of the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick Hofer, Marc Schneeberger, Andreas Marti
  • Patent number: 9339966
    Abstract: A machine is provided for blow-molding articles from a strip of material. The machine has a mount with two frames mounted thereon. Each frame is connected to a movement actuator so as to be movable along a path of the strip between respective positions that are upstream and downstream relative to a travel direction of the strip through the machine. A pipe, a holder member, and a mold are mounted respectively on an item selected from the mount and the frames. A control unit is connected to the movement actuators to control them in such a manner as to generate a sequence of moving the guide pipe and the mold relative to the holder member and of opening and closing the mold in such a manner as to cause the strip to advance along the rectilinear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SERAC GROUP
    Inventor: Stylianos Eleftheriou
  • Publication number: 20150136327
    Abstract: A composite tube is made by applying a mixture of individual reinforcing fibers and a resin onto the interior cylindrical wall of the spinning mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: John Ralph Hull, Mark Alan Negley, Michael Strasik, John A. Mittleider
  • Patent number: 9034133
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing polyurethane (PU) foam toys with no restriction on playing environment comprises steps as follows: (1) Placing the prefabricated flexible cover into the foaming mold, and then vacuuming to firmly attach the cover to the inner wall of the mold; (2) Spraying adhesives at the periphery and the interior of the flexible cover while maintaining the continuous vacuum pressure; (3) Injecting the mixed polyurethane into the foaming mold; (4) Closing the mold and performing condensation reaction; (5) Opening the mold to get the product. The present invention is about the production of polyurethane form toys by formulating polyurethanes and binding the interior polyurethane body and flexible cover with adhesives. Because of its resilient and sturdy characteristics, the thermoplastic flexible cover provides protection to the interior polyurethane foam body, effectively eliminating problems like mildew growth, difficulties of cleaning and preventing damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Kwong Lam Thomas Chow
  • Publication number: 20150114509
    Abstract: A method of protecting a layered coating on a length of pipe for subsea use includes applying an edge finisher to the coating to encase an edge of the coating by fusing the edge finisher with the coating or by moulding the edge finisher at an edge of the coating. Where the coating and the edge finisher are of thermoplastics such as PP, fusing can be achieved by injection moulding the edge finisher or by welding a discrete edge finisher component to the edge of the coating. Mirror welding may be employed for this purpose, with a hot plate being interposed between the edge of the coating and the edge finisher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Philippe Benoit Jacques Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20150107777
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transporting or delivering elastomeric emitters and inserting elastomeric emitters into drip line are disclosed herein, and more particularly, to methods and apparatus for manufacturing drip line to form an irrigation assembly or system. In one form, the apparatus comprises a feeder, conveyor, emitter drive mechanism and guide bar for insertion into an extruder to bond the elastomeric emitter to an inner surface of the extruded tube. Friction reducing apparatus and methods are further disclosed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Berj Zakarian, Raymond P. Feith, Mark Richard Edris, Mark M. Ensworth
  • Patent number: 9004130
    Abstract: A portable, handheld, light-weight device for sealing seams between adjacent sheets of flooring in which a seam following guide is incorporated as an inseparable part of the body of the handheld device. The guide has a pair of laterally separated rollers carried by a roller mounting that has a narrow, seam following element located midway between the rollers. A support on the body may be extended to hold a sealant dispensing tip out of contact with the adjacent sheets of flooring, or collapsed to allow the tip to contact the adjacent sheets of flooring that are to be sealed together with sealant therebetween. An electrically powered propulsion system drives the rollers and is operable to automatically advance the device along a seam as sealant is discharged into it. Alternatively, the device can be manipulated manually with the propulsion system disabled for use in detail work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150096671
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing medical oversleeves and a production system. The method comprises steps of unreeling, gluing, agglutinating, cutting and finished product collecting, etc. The system comprises an unreeling device, a gluing device, an agglutinating device, a cutting device and a finished product collecting device, etc. With the method for automatically producing medical oversleeves and the production system provided by the present invention, the deficiency of the present manual semi-mechanized production is overcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Dianmin Zhou
  • Patent number: 8978729
    Abstract: A stabilizing mechanism for resisting relative movement of upper and lower laminates of a composite structure having a core comprises a lower grip strip and at least one upper grip strip. The lower grip strip may be mounted to a tool upon which the composite structure may be processed. The lower grip strip may include an outer surface having at least one engagement feature for engaging at least one of the upper and lower laminates which make up the composite structure. The upper grip strip may have opposing outer surfaces which may include at least one engagement feature for engaging the lower strip and at least one of the upper and lower laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Doan D. Pham, Mark W. Tollan, Richard M. Outzen, John C. Lockleer, Christopher G. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150056081
    Abstract: A post-moulding station is described which is used in the manufacturing of a wind turbine blade. A blade shell forming part of a wind turbine blade is initially moulded in a blade mould, the blade shell subsequently transferred to a post-moulding station which allows for various post-moulding operations to be carried out on the blade shell away from the mould, thereby increasing the productivity of the blade mould in the manufacturing process. The post-moulding station may be operable to perform the closing of first and second blade shells to form a wind turbine blade, and may be formed from an adjustable structure which can provide relatively easy access to the contained blade shell for working thereon. Accordingly, the manufacturing equipment may be of reduced cost, combined with an increase in the overall productivity of the manufacturing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Bernard Willem De Waal Malefijt
  • Publication number: 20150047775
    Abstract: Method for providing shoes simultaneously comprising two lasts upon which the upper is arranged; a mould comprising an upper mould part and a lower mould part, said upper mould part comprising a first side frame and a second side frame and between them an middle frame, the side frames being laterally movable, said mould comprising two cavities and the method comprising the steps; providing an outsole in the lower mould part, placing an upper in each cavity, moving the two side frames in a straight and linear movement towards the inner mould injecting a composition into a space between the upper and the outsole moving the lower mould part towards the upper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Charles Ginns, Arkon Kaewprasit
  • Patent number: 8940119
    Abstract: A process for producing a beam member formed by a reinforcing fiber base material which has a web portion and at least a pair of flange portions extending to both sides via at least a branching point from the web portion, at a cross-sectional surface orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the beam member, and by a shaped filler which fills a gap having a wedge shape formed at the branching point, is provided. The shaped filler is produced by: (A) a filler supply process for supplying a filler member configured by reinforcing fibers; (B) a preshaping process for providing a preshaped filler having at least a wedge projection portion, by pressurizing the filler member by a preshaping mold; and (C) a filler deforming process for providing a shaped filler by deforming the preshaped filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hanawa, Tamotsu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140360655
    Abstract: An optical-sheet manufacturing device 1 is provided with a first belt-shaped mold S1, a second belt-shaped mold S2, first and second supply units that supplies resins to the belt-shaped molds S1 and S2, respectively, and first and second embossing units that embosses the supplied resins on the first and second belt-shaped molds S1 and S2 to form first and second embossed sheets A? and B?. The optical-sheet manufacturing device is characterized in that the first embossed sheet A? embossed on the first belt-shaped mold S1 and the second embossed sheet B? embossed on the second belt-shaped mold S2 are shifted by the rotation of the first belt-shaped mold S1 and the second belt-shaped mold S2 and the first embossed sheet A? and the second embossed sheet B? are sandwiched between the first belt-shaped mold S1 and the second belt-shaped mold S2 and are laminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Keiji Amemiya, Ikuo Mimura, Kiyohito Hiromitsu, Kenichiro Naka, Hiroshi Hamada
  • Publication number: 20140360657
    Abstract: A device 100 for molding a fiber-reinforced plastic structure is a device for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced plastic structure 200 integrating a stringer 2, which is a fiber-reinforced plastic member having a longer dimension in a longitudinal direction D than in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction D, with a skin 1, which is a fiber-reinforced plastic member. The skin 1 is provided with a positioning plate 3, which is disposed along the skin 1 and engages with a bottom surface 201 of an end part 21 of a mandrel 20 for molding the stringer 2. The positioning plate 3 positions the stringer 2 relative to the skin 1, at least in the direction intersecting the longitudinal direction D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murai, Hiroshi Tokutomi
  • Patent number: 8858208
    Abstract: Climbing products containing rails decorated using veil products colored, patterned, painted or in combination with marking methods such as company names and logos and resin formulation designed to withstand exposure to UV radiation with minimal change in appearance which create specific appearances for applications, enhance weathering performance, and facilitate processing efficiency. A combination of a filler free resin or resin with filler and coated veil systems to create a synergistic weather resistance surface with self-contained color, pattern, picture, logo or combination of said same for climbing products. A system for producing components at a rate of greater than 5 ft/min. Various methods, system, a ladder rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: James Vincent Gauchel
  • Patent number: 8852375
    Abstract: In the process for producing a tread (4) for a vehicle tire: a tread strip made of rubber (4) is extruded; at least one furrow (44) is formed in the tread strip, the tread strip exhibiting material that is contiguous with the furrow; at least one string (8) is supplied from a coil; the string is inserted into the one furrow or each furrow; and the furrow is reclosed over the string using material of the tread strip that is contiguous with the furrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Techniques S.A.
    Inventor: Christophe Bessac
  • Publication number: 20140290720
    Abstract: A photovoltaic panel mounting system utilizes rubber tires to anchor and position photovoltaic panels to face the sun and resist wind forces. The shaded interior cavity of the rubber tires physically and thermally protects electronics and batteries. The tires may be filled with soil, concrete, water, or aggregate to provide further ballasting, enabling a photovoltaic mount system to withstand high velocity winds. Telescoping conduits may house wiring for the system and allow for resizing and reshaping of the mounting system. The mounting system decreases used tire waste and provides low cost components and portability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Energy Related Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Hockaday
  • Patent number: 8845841
    Abstract: In a molding material installation method, an adhesive is separated into an upper side and a lower side from an application nozzle. The adhesive that has been separated on the lower side is applied to the surface of a multilayer glass panel. The adhesive that has been separated on the upper side is applied to a bottom surface of a glazing gasket molding material. The adhesive that has been separated on the upper side is placed on the adhesive that has been applied to the surface of the multilayer glass panel so that the glazing gasket molding material and the adhesive that has been separated on the upper side are applied to the adhesive that has been applied to the surface of the multilayer glass panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Okamoto, Yugo Nagase, Yousuke Hamachi
  • Patent number: 8844599
    Abstract: Configurable layup tooling used to fabricate reinforced composite parts having a common shape but varying features are disclosed herein. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a common tool body. A first mandrel is received by the common tool body to form at least a first portion of a common shape and a first profile of a first part to be formed via the common tool body. A second mandrel is received by the common tool body to form the first portion of the common shape and a second profile of a second part that is different from the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Schmier, II, Dwight L. Engwall, Carlos Pena
  • Patent number: 8820379
    Abstract: A mold system for manufacturing a fiber reinforced plastic product includes a mold plate, an upstanding structure on top of the mold plate as well as a support device. The mold plate is deformable according to bending and/or torsion into deformed out-of-plane shapes. The upstanding structure is deformable according to the mold plate deformation, the mold plate and upstanding structure defining a circumferentially closed mold area, and the support device including multiple supports which interact with the mold plate and a base beneath the mold plate. The supports are adjustable for providing the deformed shapes of the mold plate and the upstanding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: FiberCore IP B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Hendricus Alphonsus Peeters
  • Publication number: 20140238574
    Abstract: A mold structure having high-precision multi-dimensional components includes: depositing an oxide layer on a top surface of a plurality of semiconductor substrates, patterning a design integrated in one or more of the oxide layers; repositioning the substrates to enable the oxide layers make contact with one another; bonding in sequential order the repositioned substrates using a dielectric bonding, forming a three dimension (3D) mold; filling the 3D mold with filling material and removing the overburden filling material present on a top surface of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: Yale University, International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Emily R. Kinser, Jan Schroers, Golden Kumar
  • Patent number: 8789571
    Abstract: An extremely practical prepreg manufacturing device whereby a fiber body can be easily impregnated with a high-viscosity, low-concentration thermosetting resin using existing hot-melt method equipment, without having to use a solvent. In a prepreg manufacturing device for manufacturing a prepreg (5) by laminating and heating a resin sheet (4) formed by laminating a resin (3) with a release film (2), a resin sheet feeding mechanism (6) for feeding the resin sheet (4) laminated with a conveyed fiber body (1) comprises a release film feeding part (7) for feeding the release film (2), and a resin application part (8) for applying the resin (3) on the release film (2), the resin (3) containing a solvent. The resin sheet feeding mechanism (6) is configured so that the fiber body (1) is laminated with the resin sheet (4) formed by laminating the resin (3) with the release film (2), without the resin sheet (4) being formed into a roll shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Arisawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Machii, Kazunari Imai, Masaaki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20140190625
    Abstract: A plurality of identical fabrication modules are linked together and configurable to fabricate any of a plurality of differing laminate structures in a family of structures having common features. Each of the fabrication modules is locally adapted to fabricate a section of the laminate structure on a corresponding tool. A controller controls and coordinates automated operation of the fabrication modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James N. Buttrick, Dennis Wayne Stewart, Andrew E. Modin, David Paul Banks, Edoardo Depase, Jesus Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140182766
    Abstract: A microporous insulation material mixture is blended and the blended mixture is spread across a lower conveyor belt which is trained over rollers. To aid the spreading of the mixture a spreading device is used. The mixture is delivered by the conveyor to a pressing system which in this case comprises an upper conveyor belt. The pressing system also comprises a nipping means provided in this case by a plurality of upper and lower nipping rollers. The gaps between the individual rollers are adjustable. An upper fleece liner is led from a delivery roller to lie between the upper conveyor belt and the insulation mixture and a lower fleece liner is fed from a delivery roller to lie between the insulation mixture and the lower conveyor belt. The fleece liners may be used to encase the core prior to enclosing in an envelope and applying a vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Malcolm Rochefort, Adrian Pargeter
  • Patent number: 8753469
    Abstract: A method of vacuum-assisted RTM includes disposing a resin distribution medium on one surface of a reinforcing-fiber substrate, covering the whole with a bag material, reducing the pressure inside the bag material, and injecting a resin into the resin distribution medium to distribute the resin substantially in in-plane directions and then impregnate the resin into the reinforcing-fiber substrate in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nishiyama, Fumihito Takeda, Hiroshi Odani, Masumi Mizobata
  • Patent number: 8747098
    Abstract: A thermoplastic pultrusion die system for pultruding a thermoplastic composite includes a first pultrusion die member with a curved, concave top surface; a second pultrusion die member with a curved, convex bottom surface; a curved die cavity gap formed between the a curved, concave top surface of the first pultrusion die member and the curved, convex bottom surface of the second pultrusion die member; a die cavity gap adjustment mechanism that imparts movement to at least one of the first pultrusion die member and the second pultrusion die member to vary the die cavity gap from closed to a specified location to open at a specified location; a pultrusion gripper mechanism having one or more grippers in series, and a computer numerical control (CNC) computer system controlling the die cavity gap adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ebert Composites Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Scott A. Garrett, Stephen G. Moyers
  • Patent number: 8721828
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for the production of hollow bodies from thermoplastic, in particular for the production of motor vehicle tanks, in which the plastic is shaped as an extruded preform in the still plastic state or as a semi-finished product into at least two shells with the aid of at least one molding die (3), with the use of heat, and the subsequently cooled and then dimensionally stable shells are placed one on the other and joined together into an essentially closed hollow body. As molding die (3) is used at least one positive die which has essentially the contour of the shells. The shells are shaped by the plastic being laid against the positive die. The apparatus for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guido Bergmann, Carsten Elsasser, Marcus Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8707891
    Abstract: A spreading head particularly for spreading one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives, of the hot-melt or cold type, comprising a body which has two or more ducts, which are all separate or of which two or more converge, each duct being connected to one or more feed channels for conveying the one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives to one or more extrusion chambers formed on the upper surface of the body; an abutment element for the one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives which exit from the one or more mixing chambers is associable in an upper region with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hip-Mitsu S.R.L.
    Inventor: Riccardo Arnaboldi
  • Publication number: 20140110044
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method for a glass panel with a gasket, an elastic member is placed on a table, and a multilayer glass panel is placed thereupon. A die is pressed against a top surface of the multilayer glass panel, thereby compressing the elastic member and glazing gasket molding material together with adhesive ejected from the application nozzle and applied to the top surface of the multilayer glass panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Yohei Okamoto, Yugo NAGASE
  • Publication number: 20140096887
    Abstract: A method, a plant and a device for producing material boards in a press from spreading material, wherein a pressed-material mat made of the spreading material is spread by means of a spreading device onto an endlessly circulating forming belt and the pressed-material mat, during transport through the press, is compressed at its narrow sides transversely to the production direction by means of a compression device. The invention for the plant consists in that at least one compression device for compressing the pressed-material mat by displacing the narrow sides in the direction of the longitudinal central axis of the pressed-material mat and/or by compressing a region, adjoining the narrow sides, of the surface side of the pressed-material mat is arranged between the press and the spreading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen-und Anlagenbau
    Inventor: Detlef Kroll
  • Patent number: 8684722
    Abstract: A thermoplastic pultrusion die system for pultruding a thermoplastic composite includes a first pultrusion die member; a second pultrusion die member; a die cavity gap formed between the first pultrusion die member and the second pultrusion die member; and a die cavity gap adjustment mechanism that imparts movement to at least one of the first pultrusion die member and the second pultrusion die member to vary the die cavity gap within a very tight die cavity gap tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ebert Composites Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Scott A. Garrett, Stephen G. Moyers
  • Publication number: 20140083606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for manufacturing composite material products, having the following operating steps: molding at least one main component made of a composite material and one or more secondary components made of a composite material by means of one or more main molds and one or more secondary molds, respectively; arranging one or more intermediate substrates of fibers, in particular carbon fibers, pre-impregnated with a resin, between the main component and/or the secondary components in a molding assembly comprising at least one main mold and/or one or more secondary molds; curing the resin of the intermediate substrates in the molding assembly, so that the main component and the secondary components are joined to each other through the intermediate substrates. The present invention also relates to a system which can be used in such process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Attilio Masini, Nicolo Pasini, Luigi De Sario