Producing Internal Cavity, Aperture, Or Opening Patents (Class 228/161)
  • Patent number: 11198240
    Abstract: An object of the present application is to allow a first cavity mold and a second cavity mold to become integrated with each other in a state in which the first cavity mold constituting an injection cavity mold is inserted into an insertion hole of the second cavity mold, with a cooling flow path for supplying a cooling medium formed between the first cavity mold and the second cavity mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Upendra Kumar
  • Patent number: 10737361
    Abstract: A machining jig holds a workpiece with respect to a tool that partially removes an outer peripheral surface of the workpiece. The machining jig includes a first jig including an inner peripheral surface having a shape similar to a contour of the workpiece and an outer peripheral surface including a first inclined section inclined with respect to an axial direction of the workpiece; a second jig including an inner peripheral surface including a second inclined section configured to be fitted to the first inclined section; a base to which the second jig is coaxially fixed; and a sliding mechanism that enables a large-diameter portion of the first inclined section and a small-diameter portion of the second inclined section to move toward and away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ishimine, Hirofumi Kiguchi
  • Patent number: 9855694
    Abstract: A feed system for an injection molding machine. The feed system includes a first part with a first channel, and a second part with a second channel. The first channel and the second channel together form a molten plastic feed conduit when they are engaged. The first part and the second part are unbonded to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC.
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Chow-chi Huang, Michael Thomas Dodd, Matthew Lloyd Newman
  • Publication number: 20150000365
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a press mold for mass-producing a hot stamping cold trim includes bonding first and second steel bodies made of different materials to form a single body mold material, polishing a bottom surface and one edge surface of the mold material with processing margins, processing edge surfaces other than the one edge surface on which a bonding part is positioned, processing reference holes for guide pins and a reference surface, forming bolt holes penetrating through the reference surface and the bottom surface, processing a surface of the first steel body in a predetermined shape, heat-treating the mold material, and polishing the bottom surface and the one edge surface having the processing margins at desired accurate dimensions and wire-processing the one edge surface with the processing margin to configure a front end part having the desired accurate dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: TNP CORPORATION, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Chul Ho KANG, Deuk Yong KIM, Sang Hwan JUN, Jae Woo LEE
  • Patent number: 8499452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for connecting at least two heat exchanger plates so as to form a plate packet for a heat exchanger, said plate packet being provided with at least one passage defined by through holes in the heat exchanger plates. With the aid of this method, the heat exchanger plates are to be braced well to one another so that high-quality welding seams having a high strength can be produced. To this end, the invention suggests that two respective heat exchanger plates should be clamped together in the proximity of the edge of the future through hole, and that the respective heat exchanger plates should be welded to one another in pairs with at least one circumferentially extending welding seam marking the edge of the future through hole, the diameter of at least one circumferentially extending welding seam being at least as large as the diameter of the future through hole, and that the through hole should subsequently be cut out of the heat exchanger plates that have been welded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Gesmex GmbH
    Inventor: Mike Hallmann
  • Patent number: 8453327
    Abstract: Fabricating a turbine component (50) by casting a core structure (30), forming an array of pits (24) in an outer surface (32) of the core structure, depositing a transient liquid phase (TLP) material (40) on the outer surface of the core structure, the TLP containing a melting-point depressant, depositing a skin (42) on the outer surface of the core structure over the TLP material, and heating the assembly, thus forming both a diffusion bond and a mechanical interlock between the skin and the core structure. The heating diffuses the melting-point depressant away from the interface. Subsurface cooling channels (35) may be formed by forming grooves (34) in the outer surface of the core structure, filling the grooves with a fugitive filler (36), depositing and bonding the skin (42), then removing the fugitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Allen
  • Patent number: 8235699
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure-forming die 1 has a die substrate 22 including a first plate-shaped member 23 having back holes 6 for introducing a raw forming material and a second plate-shaped member 24 having slits 5 for forming the material into a lattice shape. The first plate-shaped member 23 has columnar portions 8 where at least a part is zoned by a slit-shaped groove portion 7 corresponding with a shape of the slit 5 on a bonding face side 28 where the first plate-shaped member 23 is bonded with the second plate-shaped member 24. In the columnar portions 8, the ratio (L/T) of the height L of the columnar portions 8 to the minimum width T in an end face on the bonding face side 28 is within 1/3 to 3.5. Thus constituted die realizes high formability, and two plate-shaped members constituting the die substrate are hardly peeled from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Takahashi, Hirofumi Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20120160900
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a module having a hollow region, including: making an assembly including at least one recessed plate having a recess open at one face, defining thereon a recess outline and, between the face and the immediately adjacent plate of the assembly, a strand of material lying along the recess outline; treating the assembly, aiming to obtain diffusion bonding of the strand to the plate(s) with which it is in contact, to constitute, along its associated recess outline, a gas-tight connection of the two plates between which it is placed; and consolidating the assembly by hot isostatic pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Emmanuel Rigal, Philippe Bucci
  • Publication number: 20120058359
    Abstract: A method is taught for creating a hollow sphere that is created by joining two cylinders together that have a semispherical hollow formed in the ends being joined together, wherein a metallic reinforcing disk is inserted at an interface between the two ends of the cylinders, wherein the two cylinders and reinforcing disk are joined using friction stir welding to create an inner sphere from the two hemispherical hollows that is bisected by the metallic reinforcing disk, and wherein the joined cylinders and reinforcing disk are machined to thereby create an outer spherical surface that is centered around the inner sphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Russell Kingston, Murray Mahoney, Russell J. Steel, Scott M. Packer
  • Patent number: 8042723
    Abstract: Provided is a method of repair which method is capable of holding a molten brazing material at the bonding portion when a component is bonded with a brazing material to an inclined or to a curved surface. The method of repair repairs by brazing a repair portion in which a crack has developed and which needs repair, wherein a brazing material support (4) holding in the interior thereof a molten brazing material (5) is brought into contact with the repair portion, and under the condition that the brazing material support (4) is in contact with the repair portion, the molten brazing material (5) is solidified. Under the condition that the brazing material (5) in a powder form is brought into contact with the brazing material support (4), the brazing material (5) can be melted by heating to a temperature at or above the melting point of the brazing material (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
    Inventor: Shuji Holi
  • Patent number: 7992763
    Abstract: Fabrication techniques for and examples of metallic composite materials with high toughness, high strength, and lightweight for various structural, armor, and structural-armor applications. For example, various advanced materials based on metallic-intermetallic laminate (MIL) composite materials are described, including materials with passive damping features and built-in sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Vecchio, Aashish Rohatgi, John Kosmatka
  • Publication number: 20110127315
    Abstract: A method of forming a collar on a tubular component (2) is described, wherein said method comprising the steps of depositing a weld metal (6) onto the surface of the tubular component (2) and machining the collar into the weld material (6), and machining a support shoulder (9) into the collar to facilitate suspension of the tubular component (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Graham Hutt
  • Publication number: 20100116529
    Abstract: To provide a novel multilayer printed wiring board in which a conductor on the outermost resin layer is positioned properly. Furthermore, to provide a novel multilayer printed wiring board in which productivity is enhanced when forming solder bumps on the pads for mounting a semiconductor element. In multilayer printed wiring board, multiple pads for connection with a semiconductor chip are formed on one surface, and on its opposite surface, external connection terminals for connection with another substrate are formed. The pads for connection with a semiconductor chip are formed in the central region of one surface, stiffener is formed in the peripheral region surrounding the pads for connection with a semiconductor chip, pads for connection with a semiconductor chip and stiffener are formed with the same material and are set to be the same height, and the actual area of the stiffener is determined according to the total area of the multiple pads for connection with a semiconductor chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ayao Niki
  • Publication number: 20090320528
    Abstract: A novel spinner, for fiberizing hollow, irregularly-shaped insulating fibers is the subject matter of the present invention. The spinner is unique in a sense that its hole/slot pattern can be done by some standard drilling/milling techniques, which lower the cost of manufacturing. The invention uses two molten glasses (A and B) of different coefficients of thermal expansion, which are moved outwardly around the corresponding gas orifices by centrifugal force in a spinner pot. A stream of pressurized combustion gases is thrust through these central gas orifices to produce a hollow, non collapsible fiber of irregular shape. Molten glass A is introduced from the bottom of the spinner, and molten glass B is introduced above an uppermost flange and by means of centrifugal force, the two glasses A and B are forced upwardly and downwardly, respectively, into fiberizing centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph Skarzenski, Witold S. Czastkiewicz, Erkki Paivinen, Stan Banaszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 7617605
    Abstract: In a method for reducing “blow-out” of annular welds for attaching components in a fuel injector, a relief region is formed on radially-facing surfaces of the components. The relief region is adjacent to a press-fit region. The components are then pressed together, and a weld is made in the relief region. A sealed gap is thereby formed in the relief region between the weld and the press-fit region. The sealed gap provides for the expansion of trapped gases that could otherwise “blow out” the liquid weld bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventors: James Paul Fochtman, Jack David Oliver
  • Publication number: 20090084589
    Abstract: A lead terminal bonding method includes the steps of forming a land part on a front surface of a base substrate, the land part including a metal foil; forming a metal plating layer on a surface of the land part, the metal plating layer having a Young's modulus greater than that of the metal foil; and directly bonding a metal plate to the metal plating layer by spot-welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Kunihiro Tan
  • Patent number: 7500847
    Abstract: A die for forming a honeycomb structure may realize a sophisticated formability and superior resistance to wear. The die may be provided with a die base including two surfaces, one being provided with slits of honeycomb shape, and the other being provided with back holes through which a forming material may be introduced. The die base may include: a die precursor obtained by stacking and bonding a first member (one surface of the die base) and of tungsten carbide-based super hard alloy and a second member (the other surface of the die base) and of a metal material that causes at least up to three phase transformation of martensite transformation, bainite transformation, and pearlite transformation by cooling of an austenite phase together. Tensile and compressive stresses in a mutually bonded surface of the two plate-like members are 1000 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Takahashi, Hirofumi Hosokawa, Yoshimasa Kondo, Masayuki Hironaga
  • Patent number: 6419146
    Abstract: A superplastically formed, diffusion bonded sandwich structure having integral metal hardpoints, made by joining two superplastic metal core sheets together into a core pack by welding or diffusion bonding along a pattern of lines which form junction lines between the core sheets when the pack is inflated by gas pressure at superplastic temperatures. Face sheets are laid under and over the core pack and metal inserts are interposed between the face sheets and the core. All of the sheets in the pack are sealed together around an outside peripheral edge to create a gas tight envelope. The pack is heated to superplastic temperatures in a cavity in a die, and the top and bottom face sheets are diffusion bonded to top and bottom surfaces of the metal insert by application of heat and pressure from top and bottom inner surfaces of the die cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Frederick W. Buldhaupt, John R. Fischer, Matthew G. Kistner, Jeffrey D. Will
  • Patent number: 6386427
    Abstract: In the present invention, by the method using a backing material such as copper, which is not melted by a welding heat source, in an end face of a member without using a backing metal or consumable backing material at a joint welding time, overlay welding is performed to increase a plate thickness and a plate width. Thereafter, edge preparation including a member of a designed joint weld location and an overlay weld is performed, and the groove processed portion is placed to an opponent member to provide joint welding in order to obtain an effective throat depth more than a plate thickness and a plate width of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Machida Steel Structure Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji Iwago, Masayoshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 6378756
    Abstract: A solder ball arrangement device has a thin arrangement plate having a plurality of through-holes of a truncated pyramid shape, a porous member bonded to the arrangement plate, and a housing member for receiving the arrangement plate and the porous member for defining an air space inside the housing member. A suction pump is provided to evacuate the air space and to receive an array of solder balls in the through-holes by suction. The through-holes are formed by etching, and the porous member reinforces the thin arrangement plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Takahashi, Naoji Senba, Yuzo Shimada
  • Patent number: 6264092
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of sealing a metal vacuum structure (vacuum bottle) for evacuating a space S closed by component members (an inner shell 2 and an outer shell 3) through an evacuation port and then sealing the evacuation port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Zojirushi Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Yasuda, Toyohiko Takatsuki, Mamoru Fujiyama, Hiroshi Haita
  • Patent number: 6199746
    Abstract: A method of repairing cracks, imperfections, and the like in a cast article. A frusto-conical aperture is created in the article in the location of the crack or imperfection. A mating tapered plug is prepared such that the tapered plug can fit into the aperture so that the sloped side walls of the tapered plug evenly and unilaterally rest on frusto-conical sides of the aperture. The tapered plug is disposed into the aperture, and bonding material is applied between the surfaces of the tapered plug and the aperture, before or after insertion of the tapered plug into the aperture. The article is thereafter heated such that the bonding material joins the surfaces of the tapered plug and the aperture. The outer end of the tapered plug thereafter is polished so that such outer end is approximately level with the article's outer side in a refinement of the invention, the plug member may be pushed into the aperture such that a controlled interference fit is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Leonard Dupree, Melvin Robert Jackson
  • Patent number: 5761787
    Abstract: A honeycomb extrusion die and a method of making the die are disclosed, the die being made by bonding a die discharge section formed as a separate pin array to a separate die body incorporating an array of feed channels, the pin array comprising a plurality of pins attached to and extending outwardly from a body-compatible pin support which is removed after bonding the pins to the body. The pins may be formed of hard wear materials, and may have any of a variety of cross-sectional shapes adapted to improve extrusion uniformity as well as to form honeycomb cells of a variety of different cross-sectional shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Harry A. Kragle, Floyd E. Stumpff
  • Patent number: 5282566
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a lift arm assembly for a work vehicle includes a plurality of closely controlled process steps. The lift arm assembly is a large fabrication which, when assembled to the vehicle, interconnects with several other components and work implements. In order to properly connect with these other components, the various holes, throughbores, and connecting surfaces must be machined within close tolerances. The subject process provides the controls for holding the tolerances within specified and acceptable ranges. The lift arm assembly produced by the subject process is used for lifting and manipulating a bucket or other type of work implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan G. Lammers, Gilles Didier
  • Patent number: 5163603
    Abstract: An upper control arm for a vehicle suspension system having a modulus section of hollow construction for reduced weight. The modulus section of the control arm is of a stamped and welded construction thereby eliminating material weight while reducing the cost of manufacturing. The modulus section has a substantially triangular configuration with a reinforced rim flange along the high compression stress area of the control arm elbow. The reinforced rim flange improves the strength of the control arm without sacrificing the weight reduction provided by the hollow construction. A series of apertures are formed in the control arm to reduce weight and improve the harmonic resonancy of the control arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Masco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Leland M. Richart
  • Patent number: 5123868
    Abstract: A method of forming a electromagnetic radiator having cavities of predetermined dimensions involving coating a plurality of wires with an electromagnetic radiator material at predetermined thicknesses, the wires being soluble in a solvent and the radiator material being insoluble in the solvent, forming a bundle of a multiplicity of the coated wires, the coatings on the wires engaging each other, reducing the diameter of the bundle to a smaller predetermined diameter and fusing the coatings together with metallurgical bonds through the reduction thereby uniformly reducing the diameter of each of the coated wires and thicknesses of each of the coatings on the wires in the bundle, slicing partially through the fused bundle at predetermined regular intervals whereby to define the depth of the cavities, chemically removing the wires from inside the coatings whereby to form a foraminous electromagnetic radiator having an array of cavities of predetermined lengths and diameters formed by the drawn coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: John F. Waymouth Intellectual Property and Education Trust
    Inventor: John W. Waymouth
  • Patent number: 5020729
    Abstract: An improved fluid jet apparatus which may be used to ensure a consistent and precise jet of fluid in a vibrating or otherwise unstable environment and a method of manufacturing such an apparatus. The apparatus generally comprises stainless steel base and nozzle members which are securely attached to each other by a silver braze down the length of a drilled hole and a needle valve which is set with a recessed set screw, such set screw being protected by hot wax in the recessed area. The apparatus may further be mounted upon a stainless steel standoff with another recessed set screw which is adapted to sustain sufficient pressure for anchoring the nozzle apparatus in an unstable or vibrating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Jack B. Roach
  • Patent number: 5016807
    Abstract: In a method for producing workpieces of metal having profiled outer and/or inner contours which have any desired shape contours and are or can be profiled in thickness, the workpiece (R) is to be divided in terms of construction into simple part-profiles (4, 7, 13, 14), which are then produced by precision blanking and then fitted together and joined to one another by lamination to form the finished part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Feintool International Holding
    Inventor: Johannes Haack
  • Patent number: 4895293
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method for making a fast thermal response mold is disclosed. The apparatus has a plurality of rows with each row having a plurality of cavities. Each cavity in each particular row is interconnected by bores to allow a thermal medium to pass therebetween in a serpentine manner. Each cavity has a sleeve fixed therein and adapted to fit a mold. The sleeve eliminates the need for O-ring sealing means utilized in prior fast thermal response molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Brown
  • Patent number: 4832254
    Abstract: An injection mould having several gating points (3) which are all supplied with moulding material at the same time has a hot runner manifold (2) situated in a composite body. The composite body is composed of several plates (9,11,12,13,9') in which both the system of hot runners (2) and the tubular heating elements (10) required for heating are formed, starting from the surfaces of separation (F1, F2, F3, F4), whereupon the individual surfaces are joined together by diffusion welding after they have been pretreated as required (FIG. 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Peuke, Gerd Riedel, Lothar Steinsdorfer
  • Patent number: 4801070
    Abstract: A method of producing a reinforced duct structure for use with turbo-fan aircraft engines and the like. The duct is first cut from a flat metal sheet in a predetermined pattern. The sheet is rolled to form a tubular or conic structure of the approximate desired configuration and welded along the open seam. The welded tubular structure is then expanded to the exact required shape. The expanded tubular structure is cut out in selected areas to form a tubular grid structure. A tubular liner conforming to the inner surface of the tubular grid structure is installed and bonded to the grid structure forming an integral tubular structure of the desired configuration and strength and; attachment of any required mating flanges and structure bosses to the integral tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: Rohr Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Hom, Uwe Bockenhauer, James R. Woodward
  • Patent number: 4801068
    Abstract: An injection moulding tool with optimum temperature distribution as the result of an improved tempering duct system is obtained if the tool inserts (10, 11) are each made up of two or more plates, tempering ducts (12, 12', 12") are worked in from the external faces (F1, F2, F3), on which the parts are subsequently joined by the diffusion welding method. An injection moulding tool for VHS reel hubs produced by this method produces moulds for injection moulding with substantially reduced wobble and a reduced cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Graczoll, Franz Gumplinger, Helmut Peuke, Gerd Riedel
  • Patent number: 4707904
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a die for extruding honeycomb structural body, which comprises a die base body made of an alloy steel and a plate of a wear resistant alloy which is joined to the front face side of the die base body. In the wear resistant alloy plate are formed forming slits having a sectional profile conforming to that of a honeycomb structural body to be shaped and having a given depth from the front face of the die toward the rear face thereof, and a plurality of openings are formed independently of each other in the die base body from the rear face of the die toward the front face thereof to communicate with the forming slits. The wear resistant alloy plate may be joined to the die base body through an alloy steel plate having the same as or thinner than the thickness of the wear resistant alloy plate. A method of manufacturing such a honeycomb structural body-extruding die is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Institute of Technology Precision Electrical Discharge Works
    Inventors: Sei Ozaki, Shoji Futamura
  • Patent number: 4664307
    Abstract: Railroad tank cars are provided with spirally wound cylindrical tanks spanning and supported on wheeled trucks with a continuous weld extending the full length of the tank. A steel plate ribbon or strip is spirally wound in the form of a right circular cylinder with a continuous weld bonding the edges of the strip in abutted relation to provide the tank side wall. The open ends of the resulting cylinder tube are closed by welded-on end caps and suitable openings are provided in the tube for manways, vents, valves and the like. A heating coil may be provided on the inside or outside of the tank in intimate contact with the spirally wound ribbon and conventional insulation and jacketing may be provided around the tank. Drop center and center sump tank are provided by cutting the spirally wound tube along a diagonal plane, rotating adjoining sections
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: General American Transportation Corporation
    Inventors: Jay M. Curry, Edward R. Gray, Edward L. Davis, Edward J. Rollo, Jr., Paul D. Long, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4648546
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel method of manufacturing an integral manifold for a multi-cavity injection molding system. The manifold has a melt passage which follows a tortuous path and is formed by milling matching grooves without any sharp bends in opposite surfaces of two plates which are then secured together. The manifold is formed of tool steel and also has an electrical heating element which is cast into a channel in its upper surface. The two plates are brazed together and the heating element is cast in the channel in a common heating step under a partial vacuum in a vacuum furnace. A highly conductive copper alloy flows around the heating element and diffuses by capillary action between the opposed surfaces of the plates to form a metallurgical bond with them to improve heat transfer away from the heating element and avoid leakage from the melt passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Inventor: Jobst U. Gellert
  • Patent number: 4640454
    Abstract: A method for producing an extrusion die which is employed to extrude a ceramic honeycomb structure for use as a catalyst carrier or support for purifying exhaust gases of an automobile or the like, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Toshihiko Ito, Mitsuru Asano
  • Patent number: 4617726
    Abstract: A permanent magnet rotor construction technique resulting in a rotor having excellent stiffness characteristics and being capable of higher speeds and longer lengths is disclosed. The rotor is constructed using nonfusion bonding techniques whereby an inner cylinder of magnetizable material is bonded inside a hollow outer cylinder of non-magnetizable material, with the resulting assembly having cylindrical end pieces also of non-magnetizable material bonded at each end. Pockets for receiving the rare earth permanent magents are then machined through the outer cylinder, and the magnets are mounted in the pockets in contact with the magnetizable material of the inner cylinder. Construction of the rotor is completed by installing a thin cylindrical shell over the permanent magnets in the areas of the rotor adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: The Garrett Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Denk
  • Patent number: 4609138
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved method of manufacturing injection molding manifolds for multicavity molding. The method includes gun drilling a longitudinal duct through a steel manifold body, drilling a transverse inlet duct to connect to an inlet on one surface of the manifold, and drilling diagonal outlet ducts to connect to spaced outlets on the opposite surface of the manifold. The outlet ducts are smaller in diameter than the longitudinal duct to match the rest of the system. Before the outlet ducts are drilled, end portions of the longitudinal duct are drilled out to a larger diameter and steel plugs having a tapered well are securely welded into them with the mouth of the well in alignment with the longitudinal duct. The plugs are larger in diameter than the central portion of the longitudinal duct to avoid the formation of thin knife edge portions where the outlet ducts join the longitudinal duct which often break down during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: Mold-Masters Limited
    Inventor: Arthur Harrison
  • Patent number: 4549685
    Abstract: A method of forming Y shaped support structures by diffusion bonding and/or superplastic forming wherein layers of metal capable of diffusion bonding and/or superplastic forming are placed in a sandwich-like assembly having a top, bottom and intermediate layers, the layers having been selectively coated with stop-off. The sandwich assembly is subjected to sufficient pressure and heat to diffusion bond and superplastically form the sandwich assembly into a Y shaped stringer or support structure. The layers and/or a reinforcing member are selectively coated with stop-off so as to form at least two Y shaped support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Grumman Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Carlos A. Paez
  • Patent number: 4536128
    Abstract: The barrel housing of a multistage centrifugal pump has an elongated cylindrical main section and a discrete annular section which is inserted into one end portion and defines an annular shoulder facing the other end portion of the main section. The shoulder is engaged by the inner casing of the pump. The annular section can constitute a prefabricated component or is formed by cladding. The inlet opening of the housing is provided only in the one end portion of the main section, only in a portion of the annular section which extends outwardly beyond the one end portion of the main section, or is a composite opening having a first part in the one end portion of the main section and a registering second part in the annular section. The outlet opening for compressed fluid is provided in the other end portion of the main section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Klein, Schanzlin & Becker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gunter Feldle, Klaus Fischer
  • Patent number: 4523710
    Abstract: A fastener plate is provided for use in securing together structural elements. The plate includes a base plate to which is ultrasonically welded at least one fastening element which may include, for example, an externally-threaded, stud-like fastening element, or an internally-threaded fastening element. A method for fabricating said plate is further described, said method comprising the steps of locating said at least one fastening element on said base plate and then ultrasonically welding said element to said base plate using an ultrasonic welder which includes a center aperture and which is adapted to effect a weld between the annular base portion of the fastening element and the base plate. In an alternative embodiment, at least one locking ring may be used to overlay the annular base portion with the weld being effected between the ring and the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1985
    Assignee: Fairchild Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore A. Renshaw, Joseph A. Curatolo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4486934
    Abstract: In accordance with a preferred embodiment, a monolith extrusion die is formed by separately drilling matching feed holes for extruded material in each of two plates. In one plate the feed holes are shallow and carefully drilled for accurate alignment with the extrusion slots of the die. In the other plate, the holes are accurately located at the drill entry point, but thereafter rapidly drilled without regard to drift. The plates are then bonded together to form my die.Other methods of forming an extrusion die using two plates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Reed
  • Patent number: 4471899
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with the object of providing an advantageous manufacturing method for a machine hollow cylinder subjected to high working pressure and pronounced erosion action, especially those used for plastic processing machines. To that end a preferably cylindrical-shaped blank composed of a high-wear resistant, hardenable and corrosion-resistant steel core and a sleeve formed of structural steel, is shaped by forging or hot rolling while forming a metallic bond between core and sleeve and a reduction in the cross-sectional area of the core material by at least 20%. Then by applying a bore while taking into account the machining clearance there is formed the hollow cylinder, there is accomplished the hardening which is accommodated to the core material, and there is undertaken the machining for obtaining the desired final dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: Vereinigte Edelstahlwerke (VEW)
    Inventor: Alexander Kohnhauser
  • Patent number: 4458413
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for the production of multi-gauge strip is disclosed wherein the multi-gauge strip comprises a first strip of metal having a first thickness and extending longitudinally for a given length. A second strip of metal has a second thickness, is narrower in width than the first strip, and coextends longitudinally with the first strip of metal. The first and second strips of metal are intimately bonded in direct metal-to-metal contact without the use of a welding or brazing material. The multi-gauge strip has a first portion extending the given length with a third thickness substantially equal to the sum of the first and second thicknesses and a second portion of substantially constant width extending the given length having a fourth thickness substantially equal to the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert N. Tatum, Robert W. Hofer, S. Paul Zarlingo
  • Patent number: 4382534
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of manufacturing laminated material. Particularly to laminated materials for use in the construction of flame tubes of gas turbine engines.The laminated material is manufactured from three sheets, a central sheet, a first sheet, and a second sheet. The central sheet is perforated with an arrangement of equi-spaced apertures. The central sheet with apertures is then secured to the first sheet. A number of channels are machined through the central sheet to leave the first sheet and an arrangement of equi-spaced lands secured thereto. The first sheet is perforated with an arrangement of equi-spaced apertures to form air entry holes. The second sheet is then secured to the assembly to form a laminated material comprising a first sheet with apertures and second sheet separated by an arrangement of equi-spaced lands machined from central sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1983
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Limited
    Inventor: William C. T. Kwan
  • Patent number: 4295595
    Abstract: In order to provide a method of producing magnetron anode at a good mass-produceability, according to the invention, so-called straight type steel cylinder blank the inner peripheral surface of which is not tapered is used and, at the same time, the step of quench-hardening of the steel cylinder blank is omitted. After fitting a copper block to the inside of the straight type steel cylinder blank which has not been quenched, both members are compacted to each other. Then, a press working is effected on the copper blank such that the steel cylinder blank and a back-up punch are forced to move relatively to each other, when a press-working shaping punch is forced into the copper block, thereby to form a copper anode. In order to avoid the bursting of the steel cylinder blank, the press work on the copper block is effected at a temperature of to C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuninori Imai, Soji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4239263
    Abstract: A spherical fitting for intercoupling multiple sections of pipe has integral, radially extending, pipe-receiving outlets formed on the spherical body of the fitting. Each outlet is provided with an annular bevel on its outermost end for mating with a respective pipe section in a manner to present a joint configured to permit utilization of a full penetration circumferential weld. In an alternate application, the spherical fitting may be employed as a connector to join structural members in a tubular trusswork such as an offshore oil drilling platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: Allegheny Ludlum Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry H. George
  • Patent number: 4200217
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of manufacturing an article having a press-worked member inwardly of a cylindrical member, which comprises a first step for removing stain and oxidation film on the inner surface of a cylindrical member and on the peripheral side surface of a blank, a second step for arranging the blank inwardly of the cylindrical member so that the purified side surface of the blank may be faced toward the purified internal surface of the cylindrical member, a third step for subjecting the blank to a cold press-working inside the cylindrical member to thereby closely combine the blank with the cylindrical member, a fourth step for further subjecting the cold-worked blank to a hot press-working inside the cylindrical member to thereby form the blank into a desired shape within the cylindrical member, and a fifth step for annealing the combined members at a temperature for diffusion to thereby join the blank with the cylindrical member by diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1980
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuninori Imai, Soji Takahashi, Masamoto Akeyama
  • Patent number: 4193176
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an improved multiple grid electrode having a plurality of discs by simultaneously forming a dimpled segment in a sandwich structure consisting of metallic discs separated by spacer material. The dimpled sandwich structure is then machined, forming a series of vanes on the dimpled portion by an appropriate method, such as electrical discharge. After machining, the spacer material is etched away, leaving only the vaned discs, forming grid electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1980
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Matthew Patterson
  • Patent number: 4188700
    Abstract: The cylindrical rotating grate of an attrition mill is constructed by welding a group of bars in close spaced parallel relationship, and then rolling this assembly into a cylindrical configuration. The meeting ends of this configuration are then welded, and an opening is preferably cut from the rolled assembly. The area cut out in the process of forming the opening is used as a cover. The grate structure includes solid abutments interengageable with the cover to hold the cover in position against the large forces encountered during the operation of the mill, with relatively light securing means adapted to hold the cover in engagement with these abutments. A housing surrounding the rotating grate is provided with an opening through which the machine is charged with material, and this opening is covered by a curtain preferably provided with battens and a weight to hold it in position. A vacuum is applied to the interior housing for the removal of dust, which assists in holding the curtain in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Inventor: Richard Rymer