Plural Article Forming Mold, Or Molds With Community Feature Patents (Class 249/119)
  • Patent number: 11039632
    Abstract: An instant freezer apparatus able to freeze consumable fluids and food having a freezing point lower than water is disclosed. The apparatus and method of the present invention is directed to a freezer typically able to instantly freeze consumable fluids and food without altering their chemical compositions. The instant freezer apparatus generally comprises a main frame and a removable freezing module. The apparatus may further comprise a freezing fluid injection system such as a liquid carbon dioxide tank or a liquid nitrogen tank fluidly connected to the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Julien Michalk-Allaire
  • Patent number: 10788250
    Abstract: An ice making assembly and method for making clear ice utilizing an ice making appliance are provided herein. The ice making appliance may include a cabinet, an ice mold, a heating element, and a controller. The ice mold may be positioned within the freezer chamber and define a mold cavity. The heating element may be mounted within the ice mold in conductive thermal communication with the mold cavity. The controller may be configured to initiate an ice making operation. The ice making operation may include maintaining the freezer chamber below a first sub-freezing during an ice formation cycle subsequent to a volume of water being received within the mold cavity, and heating the ice mold during the ice formation cycle at the heating element as a portion of the volume of water freezes to a frozen volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Alden Junge, Justin Tyler Brown, Daniel Carballo
  • Patent number: 10251403
    Abstract: A baking pan for baking a tilted cake for producing a whimsical or mad-hatter cake, the pan includes a rim defining a first plane and a tilted bottom defining a second plane, the rim and bottom being interconnected by a sidewall, the two planes intersect at an acute angle and a support for positioning the pan on an oven surface so that the first plane is parallel to the oven surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Racquel Hartman
  • Patent number: 9849609
    Abstract: A mold for building coating products obtained from composite liquid mixtures is described. The mold includes a base plate, having a plurality of through holes; and a die, configured for incorporating the base plate therein. On the upper surface of the die there are a plurality of shapes of the front surface in negative of each coating product to be manufactured and a molding grid open at the upper part, configured to be pressure applied above the die. The molding grid has side walls which define the perimeter edges of each coating product. Between the molding grid side walls separate bowls are formed for containing a single coating product. Each side wall is inclined at an acute angle with respect to a vertical plane, to confer to each side wall a sharp-pointed and tapered shape from top towards bottom with respect to the entire mold for facilitating the extraction of the finished coating products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: VH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Vittorio Merli, Adriano Savorelli
  • Patent number: 9784492
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of a device and method for making clear ice spheres employing a large half mold (11) releasably connected to a small half mold (30), and an insulated vessel (70). When the device is filled with liquid and submitted to freezing temperatures the liquid freezes from the top down leaving a clear ice sphere in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Wintersmiths, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick William Little, Christopher Terence Little
  • Patent number: 9649778
    Abstract: A mold and method for manufacturing interlocking concrete blocks. The mold comprises a mold box, comprising two side walls joined to end walls to define a mold cavity, a top face, and a substantially open bottom face. Top insert members are configured to define a space between adjacent blocks, for forming a portion of the transverse profile of the top surface of one block or a portion of the transverse profile of the bottom surface of an adjacent block, or both. A removable draw plate for closing the bottom of the mold box comprises a generally planar floor and bottom insert members configured to define a space between adjacent blocks, for forming a remaining portion of the transverse profile of the top surface of one block or a remaining portion of the transverse profile of the bottom surface of an adjacent block, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Angelo Risi
  • Patent number: 9574811
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing substantially clear ice in a variety of desired shapes. The apparatus and method in the described embodiments generally provide for an insulated ice mold containing one or more mold cells, each mold cell with an open top, open bottom, and insulated side walls, that is suspended over a liquid water reservoir surrounded and contained in an insulated container. The top surface of the water residing in each mold cell is exposed to freezing air. The insulated walls forming the sides of one or more mold cells act to insure that each ice shape forms and grows from the top surface, down and towards the bottom of each mold cell. The liquid water reservoir, which contacts the bottom surface of the ice shape, remains in a liquid phase and serves as an impurity sink into which the impurities and gases contained in the freezing water are driven as ice forms downward in the mold cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Rocco Papalia
  • Patent number: 9310116
    Abstract: An ice support and storage tray includes one or more cavities having upwardly facing spherical surface portions that support spherical pieces of ice. The tray is preferably made of a material having a low thermal conductivity to reduce melting of the spherical pieces of ice. The spherical support surfaces minimize melting points that could otherwise cause the spherical pieces of ice to melt and develop irregular surface shapes. The ice tray may be used in a freezer having an ice maker that transports spheres of ice to the ice support cavities. The ice storage tray may be configured to permit removal of spheres of ice without tipping the tray upside down and/or twisting/deforming the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian K. Culley, Lindsey Ann Wohlgamuth
  • Patent number: 9273891
    Abstract: An ice maker has an ice mold that includes a metallic piece and an insulated piece. A cooling source is thermally coupled to the metallic piece. A cavity is within the ice mold and has a first reservoir in the metallic piece and a second reservoir in the insulated piece. The first and second reservoirs align to substantially enclose the cavity. An intake aperture in the insulated piece extends to the cavity for receiving water. A drive body rotatably coupled to the ice mold that operates in an ice-making cycle, wherein the drive body repeatedly rotates the mold from an injection position to a tilted position. The cavity receives an incremental amount of water in the injection position and moves to the tilted position to freeze at least a portion of the incremental amount of water over a side surface of the cavity to make an ice piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Boarman, Brian K. Culley
  • Patent number: 9114388
    Abstract: A process for handling an active catalyst includes introducing a mixture of active catalyst particles and a molten organic substance, which is at a temperature T1, and which sets at a lower temperature T2 so that T2<T1, into a mold. The mold is submerged in a cooling liquid, so as to cool the organic substance down to a temperature T3, where T3?T2. In this fashion, a casting comprising an organic substance matrix in which the active catalyst particles are dispersed, is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: SASOL TECHNOLOGY (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED, BASF NEDERLAND B.V.
    Inventor: Zofia Anna Brodziak
  • Patent number: 8961163
    Abstract: An apparatus for making frozen comestibles including a base having a plurality of apertures formed within said first site thereof, and a plurality of molds attached to or formed integrally with the base. Each of the molds includes a receiving surface and an opening aligned with a corresponding one of the apertures of the base. Each of the molds is moveable between a first position, in which a substantial portion of at least one mold is positioned within the interior portion of the base and said receiving surface forms a molding cavity that is adapted to receive a comestible to be frozen, and a second position, in which a substantial portion of the mold extends outwardly from the first side of the base and the receiving surface of the mold is exposed externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Propeller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Zorovich, John C. Earle, Yos Kumthampinij, William Nickley
  • Patent number: 8956139
    Abstract: A mold system for forming a multilevel block is disclosed which comprises a multilevel mold box insert for forming a multilevel block, a mold box frame adapted for receiving therein the multilevel mold box insert, a multilevel plunger assembly, and a press head plate adapted for receiving thereon the multilevel plunger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Adam
  • Publication number: 20140367548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for manufacturing fluorescent layers and, more particularly, to an apparatus for manufacturing fluorescent layers, which converts light from a light-emitting diode into white light by varying a wavelength of the light emitted from the light-emitting diode. The present invention provides the apparatus for manufacturing fluorescent layers includes a vertical frame and a fluorescent layer pattern hole formed in a direction vertical to the vertical frame in a fluorescent layer pattern form within the vertical frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lightizer Korea Co.
    Inventors: Jae Sik Min, Jae Young Jang, Jae Yeop Lee, Byoung Gu Cho
  • Patent number: 8883063
    Abstract: A means to prepare bone cement pellets comprising bone cement paste which hardens through hydration a flexible mold mat having pellet cavities on both sides and a scraper for pasting the bone cement paste in to the pellet cavities where the paste is allowed to harden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Biocomposites Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Laycock, John Cooper, Russell Waters, John Colclough, Gerhard Maale
  • Patent number: 8870151
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a pan formed from a base plate, a housing, a divider and an ejection plate. Together, the pan is shaped to form a pocket bun. The constituent parts of the pan nest together when baking, and disassemble when removing the bun from the pan. The pocket bun has an open-mouth design to allow ingredients to be retained in the bun while the sandwich is being consumed. The open-mouth design is formed having either a single cavity or a plurality of cavities, with each cavity adapted for carrying a filling. The pan is designed having one or more chambers, with each chamber adapted for baking a bun. Adjacent chambers optionally include openings therebetween such that adjacent buns will have a baked connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Mayernick
  • Patent number: 8800952
    Abstract: Methods of removing material from a defective opening in a glass mold using a laser pulse, repairing a glass mold and a related glass mold for injection molded solder (IMS) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a glass mold including a plurality of solder filled openings; identifying a defective opening in the glass mold; removing material from the defective opening by applying a laser pulse to the defective opening; and repairing the defective opening by filling the defective opening with an amount of solder by: removing a redundant, non-defective solder portion from an opening in the glass mold by applying a laser pulse to the opening, and placing the redundant, non-defective solder portion in the defective opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome D. Cohen, Robert G. Haas, Enrico Herz, Michael Teich, Christopher L. Tessler
  • Patent number: 8794956
    Abstract: A mold system for forming a multilevel block is disclosed which comprises a multilevel mold box insert for forming a multilevel block, a mold box frame adapted for receiving therein the multilevel mold box insert, a multilevel plunger assembly, and a press head plate adapted for receiving thereon the multilevel plunger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Adam
  • Patent number: 8789460
    Abstract: A divided cake pan and a method enable simultaneous baking, in a single unitary cake pan, of at least two varieties of cake in corresponding complementary cake segments for presenting a single predetermine cake configuration in the at least two varieties. A single batch of cake batter is divided into sub-batches, each having different ingredients, and the sub-batches are baked simultaneously in the unitary cake pan to establish the complementary cake segments with complementary faces. The complementary cake segments are removed from the cake pan, joined at complementary faces, and presented as a single integrated predetermined cake configuration including at least two varieties of cake. A preferred cake configuration is a simulated bundt cake configuration wherein the cake segments have a substantially arcuate configuration for presentation in a completed integrated ring-like configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth Smith
  • Patent number: 8662875
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an injection foam molding apparatus for manufacturing one-piece shoes or soles and one-piece shoes manufactured using the same. A thermoplastic resin is injected into top and bottom molds in a state in which the top and bottom molds are coupled with a middle mold and is then pressed to form the upper and lower parts of a shoe, the middle mold is separated therefrom, and then the top mold and bottom mold, including the upper part and lower part of the shoe, respectively, are pressed, thereby forming the upper part and lower part of the shoe into one body. The injection foam molding apparatus is advantageous in that, since functional one-piece shoes or soles, having various colors, hardnesses and specific gravities, and having excellent feeling and durability, can be manufactured using different materials by one apparatus, working time is decreased, and productivity can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignees: Comtech Chemical Co., Ltd., Sung Shin New Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung Mun Lim, Jang Sik Yang, Si Hyeok Lee, In Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 8658234
    Abstract: A method of in-molding a food item in a package defining at least one cavity for holding the food item and having an opening for accessing the food item. Liquid food product is introduced into the at least one cavity and allowed to solidify to form a solid food product, which is then unseated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Rock Licensing Corp.
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 8651276
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Publication number: 20130315678
    Abstract: A concrete block comprising a front face having a height H1 and a width L1. A lip disposed underneath the front have having a height H2. A rear face having a height H3 and a width L2, wherein the rear face is shorter than the sum of H1 plus H2 by an amount H4, and wherein the sum of H1 plus H2 equals the sum of H3 plus H4. An upper surface forming a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: William H. Karau
  • Patent number: 8516835
    Abstract: An ice tray in accordance with the present disclosure has an ice cavity formed on a first side for receiving water and creating an ice cube and a water cavity formed on a second side, the water cavity adjacent the ice cavity such that when warm water is poured in the water cavity, heat transfers to the ice cavity and melts the ice cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Edward Carl Holter
  • Publication number: 20130171387
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing water-soluble containers using a horizontal intermittent motion thermoforming machine comprises: a) locating a first water-soluble film over a mould, said mould containing a plurality of pocket forming cavities, defined by side walls and a base, in a 2-dimensional array, each cavity being surrounded by a planar surface of the mould on all sides; b) thermoforming the first film to produce a plurality of pockets; c) at least partially filling the pockets with a composition; and d) sealing the plurality of the at least partially filled pockets. The cavities are positioned in the array such that there are a plurality of continuous strips of uninterrupted planar surface of the mould from a leading to a trailing edge of the mould, for receiving support means fitted to the machine for supporting the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventor: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
  • Publication number: 20130128504
    Abstract: The present invention provides a back frame of flat panel display device, a mold for back frame, and a backlight system. The back frame includes at least two primary assembling pieces and the two primary assembling pieces are joined to form a main frame structure of the back frame. The at least two primary assembling pieces that are in direct contact for joining or indirect joining to form the main frame structure of the back frame are set in mutual rotation symmetry of a predetermined angle with respect to each other. The back frame, the mold for back frame, and the backlight system of the present invention, through providing at least two primary assembling pieces and the at least two primary assembling pieces being set in mutual rotation symmetry of a predetermined angle with respect to each other, make it possible for one set of mold to be shared by various primary assembling pieces so as to reduce the cost of mold and thus lowering the manufacturing costs of a backlight system and a back frame thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Chun Hsiao, Chong Huang, Cheng-Wen Que, Yi-Cheng Kuo
  • Patent number: 8431059
    Abstract: A mosaic-style art kit is provided. The art kit includes a frame, modeling material, and a guide sheet. The frame includes a peripheral surface operably configured to overlie the guide sheet, and a mosaic-style internal structure having partitions forming cavities for receiving and retaining the modeling material. A front side of the frame is placed on the guide sheet such that the mosaic-style internal structure is aligned with a design on the guide sheet. The design thereby instructs a color of modeling material to be inserted into each cavity of the internal structure. The modeling material is inserted accordingly, and the frame and guide sheet are separated to produce a mosaic-style art product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Steve Menow, Anthony Wyzen
  • Patent number: 8424700
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Patent number: 8419992
    Abstract: This invention provides a mold for a gasket, which can render the planar shape of a mold for integral molding of a large-diameter gasket as small as possible to reduce the size of the manufacturing equipment and, at the same time, by virtue of integral molding, does not require labor and time in the manufacture thereof and does not cause a lack of strength in the connecting part. To this end, a mold (1) for molding an endless-type gasket comprises a plurality of molding parts (11,21), formed by disposing two molding grooves (12, 22), in a spiral wound form, in parallel so as to be adjacent to each other. The spiral wound molding grooves (12, 22) have reversing parts (14, 24) in their respective inner ends (13, 23), and, at the same time, their outer ends (15, 25) are connected to each other in a rope form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Asai, Daihachi Shojima, Kenta Kohatsu
  • Patent number: 8337735
    Abstract: Solder mold plates and methods of manufacturing the solder mold plates are provided herein. The solder mold plates are used in controlled collapse chip connection processes. The solder mold plate includes a plurality of cavities. At least one cavity of the plurality of cavities has a different volume than another of the cavities in a particular chip set site. The method of manufacturing the solder mold plate includes determining susceptible white bump locations on a chip set. The method further includes forming lower volume cavities on the solder mold plate which coincide with the susceptible white bump locations, and forming higher volume cavities on the solder mold plate which coincide with less susceptible white bump locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ultratech, Inc.
    Inventor: Lewis S Goldmann
  • Patent number: 8308127
    Abstract: A faux ice tray system featuring a plurality of faux ice trays that interlock via interlock bars. The system can be placed in a refrigerated display in lieu of traditional ice or in a display cooled with another type of mechanism or with traditional ice. The trays are reversible wherein the top surface and the bottom surface can be used for containing faux ice. Some systems may feature an indentation for a bowl. Removable lids may provide an air-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan M. Harris
  • Publication number: 20120280105
    Abstract: A mold for making a free-standing target from a frozen water-based liquid which includes at least one open-mold cavity configured to form a free-standing target. The open-mold cavity has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a first depth and a first portion vertical length. The second portion has a second portion vertical length, and a substantially planar support surface. The second portion is contiguous with the first portion. The substantially planar support surface is configured to support the free-standing target on a surface where a depth at or about the support surface is greater than the first depth of the first portion. The open-mold cavity has a total vertical length, and the vertical length of the first portion is at least 0.60 the total vertical length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Eco-Target, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew Gene Dunbar
  • Patent number: 8276315
    Abstract: Vase apparatus and decorating methods for associating flowers, and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments include a water-holding reservoir having a bottom wall, an upright rim, and plural flower-stem-receiving wells. Each well is defined by at least one well wall depending from the bottom wall and has an opening capable of receiving water from the reservoir. Vase embodiments may include a reservoir of various shapes and sizes. Vases may be placed on a cake or other food product permitting the cake or food product to be attractively and easily decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: M. Kathleen Meisinger, David A. Meisinger
  • Patent number: 8246002
    Abstract: A support gasket for use with a concrete panel mold system comprises an inner stiffener bar and engagement structure, attached to or formed integrally with the stiffening bar. The engagement structure is operable to engage an adjacent material. A pliable gasket material is disposed about the inner stiffening bar and is positively engaged with the engagement structure to secure the gasket material to the stiffening bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Verti-Crete, LLC
    Inventors: William Brent Baker, Mike Sharp, David McKay Balls, Laurie Balls, legal representative, Daniel M. Balls
  • Publication number: 20120145879
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to methods and containers for forming ice units. Embodiments relate to a container for forming ice units, the container including an elongated, enclosed body portion for receiving fluid. The body portion including an exterior wall defining an interior volume; one or more compartments along the length of the body, one or more constricted sections along the length of the body and separating compartments; a first end; and a second end opposite the first end, wherein at least one of the first and second ends are in fluid communication with at least one of the compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Vishaal B. Verma
  • Patent number: 8152130
    Abstract: An apparatus for baking a plurality of bore containing cookies for the insertion of a message post baking. One embodiment also provides for the simultaneous baking of flat cookies. The apparatus integrates a pan with wall slots, a mold having a plurality of shape makers each with an opening in one end, and a U-frame having a series of spaced aligned pins, the spacing of which corresponds to the spacing of the openings of the plurality of shape makers. One embodiment provides for the simultaneous baking of flat cookies in spaces defined by adjacent and opposed shape makers. The mode of assembly of the components as part of a baking process and the formed cookies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy J. Van Gelder
  • Patent number: 8132775
    Abstract: Solder mold plates and methods of manufacturing the solder mold plates are provided herein. The solder mold plates are used in controlled collapse chip connection processes. The solder mold plate includes a plurality of cavities. At least one cavity of the plurality of cavities has a different volume than another of the cavities in a particular chip set site. The method of manufacturing the solder mold plate includes determining susceptible white bump locations on a chip set. The method further includes forming lower volume cavities on the solder mold plate which coincide with the susceptible white bump locations, and forming higher volume cavities on the solder mold plate which coincide with less susceptible white bump locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lewis S Goldmann
  • Patent number: 8122934
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mold 10 for forming cast rods including: a segment assembly 12 including a plurality of segments 14 being placed side by side, and a plurality of cavities 26 extending along a longitudinal direction 16; and clamping means (18 to 21) for clamping the segment assembly 12 in directions orthogonal to the longitudinal direction 16. The mold 10 has one or more cavity-forming portions 28 each forming a part of one of the peripheral surfaces of the cavities 26. Each cavity 26 is formed by a combination of two or more segments 14, and at least one of the plurality of segments 14 has two or more cavity-forming portions 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Honda, Yuma Kamiyama, Yasuharu Shinokawa
  • Patent number: 8101113
    Abstract: An apparatus for molding dry cast products having a textured side surface is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an open compartment for receiving a dry concrete mixture and a plurality of walls laterally enclosing the compartment. At least one of the walls has a multilevel surface with a plurality of sections in an overhanging relationship with each other and transitional curvilinear steps bridging adjacent one of the sections to impart a textured side surface resembling a natural rockface and allowing stripping of the dry cast products from an open bottom side of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Bertin Castonguay, Marcel Thomassen, Robert Daoust, Marc-André Lacas
  • Patent number: 8087634
    Abstract: The one handed ice cube tray is an ice cube tray with a large opening that works like a hand that holds the front edge of a kitchen counter top to secure that end of the ice cube tray to allow one hand to twist or flex the ice cube tray and hold it flexed to ensure the ice cubes remain elevated to allow the other free hand to take out the desired amount of ice cubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Gilbert Robert Taylor
  • Patent number: 8025266
    Abstract: A mold and a process for preparing a customized hot pour product formed of a hot pour material. The process comprises the steps of providing a mold having a top part with a pour space and a base part, applying hot pour material into the mold through the pour space and allowing the hot pour material to cool, removing the top part of the mold to provide a first exposed surface, and releasing the base part to provide a second exposed surface. The mold may be customized to include inserts, removable members, projections, recesses, and combinations thereof in the base part and/or top part, thereby providing for a hot pour product with one or more exposed surfaces that are embossed, debossed, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Cosmetics Group USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfred E. Booth
  • Patent number: 7934389
    Abstract: An ice tray assembly for a refrigerator is provided, which includes a case; at least one ice tray disposed in the case; a water box provided at a lateral surface of the ice trays to supply water to the ice trays; and at least one discharge hole provided at the water box corresponding to the number of the ice trays. According to the present invention, the ice tray assembly for the refrigerator is capable of supplying water to the plurality of ice trays at once, of easily supplying water to the ice trays disposed at an upper layer portion in general, as the water box is disposed at the lateral surface of the ice trays, and of uniformly supplying water to each of the plurality of the ice trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Seok Yoon, Byeong-Gyu Kang, Jae-Youl Lee
  • Patent number: 7931249
    Abstract: A process of reducing friction, which is encountered in molds utilized in injection molded, solder processing, and wherein glass mold plates have mold pits etched therein. The mold pates are subjected to a heat treatment so as to smooth or round-off sharp edges along the periphery of the mold pits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mark D. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7927527
    Abstract: A method and a mould for manufacturing pellets of hot-melt ink are disclosed wherein use is made of a multiple mould containing at least three dies detachably attached to one another which define mold cavities and corresponding filling holes. In the moulding process, the cavities are overfilled such that after solidification ink protrudes in the filling openings formed in a single die and prior to removal of the pellets from the mould cavities, the die containing the protrusions is separated from the other dies whereby the ink pellets formed are substantially free of holes and/or protrusions hampering the free flow of such pellets when introduced in a dosing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Océ-Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus H. M. Thomassen, Hendrik M. J. Habets
  • Publication number: 20110062308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing water-soluble containers using a horizontal intermittent motion thermoforming machine which comprises the steps of: a) locating a first water-soluble film over a mould, said mould containing a plurality of pocket forming cavities, defined by side walls and a base, in a 2-dimensional array, each cavity being surrounded by a planar surface of the mould on all sides in which the shortest dimension of the planar surface between two adjacent cavities is at least 3 mm and between an edge of the mould and the closest cavity is at least 1.5 mm; b) thermoforming the first film to produce a plurality of pockets; c) at least partially filling the pockets with a composition; and d) sealing the plurality of the at least partially filled pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: RECKITT BENCKISER (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: GEOFFREY ROBERT HAMMOND, RICHARD ROGERS
  • Patent number: 7882706
    Abstract: The present invention provides an easy and convenient way of cooling or chilling beverage containers. An ice mold is filled with water. The water is froze in the ice mold to form a block of ice having at least one beverage recess formed therein. The block of ice is removed from the ice mold and placed in the basin of the sink such that the block of ice is closely supported by the basin of the sink and beverage containers can be received in the beverage recesses in the block of ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Rohit Ravindran Thali, Shawn J. Booth
  • Patent number: 7828544
    Abstract: A concrete building panel has a slab and a plurality of ribs and beams. A series of horizontal holes in the end ribs are spaced at a selected constant spacing such that adjacent panels may be fastened together through them. In one type of panel, the slab is separated from the ribs to provide an air gap. Connections between holes in two adjacent concrete wall panels are made by a hollow conduit having an abutment at either end to engage the concrete wall panels. Other connections between adjacent panels involve a stitch with legs which extend through holes in the beams. Other connections involve a space made by vertical channels of horizontally adjacent panels. A plate fitted into the space aligns the adjacent panels and may extend upwards to align upper panels. Load bearing horizontal holes through the ribs are reinforced with reinforcing bar in the concrete arranged in generally triangular shapes. The concrete panels are formed vertically in a gang form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Brentmuir Developments (1993) Limited
    Inventor: Nick Di Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 7775784
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode packaging apparatus is disclosed, which is used for a supporting member having a plurality of supporting pieces to be inserted therein for the subsequent molding and packaging operations, including a mold base for a plurality of supporting pieces of a supporting member to be inserted therein, and a controller for inserting into the mold base and positioning the supporting member. This invention features forming a positioning foot at the periphery of at least one electrode pin of each of the supporting pieces, and also forming a corresponding first positioning aperture on the mold cup of the mold base for the positioning of the supporting pieces. The present invention also provides a mold base and supporting pieces for use with the light-emitting diode packaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ming-Te Lin, Ming-Yao Lin, Kuang-Yu Tai
  • Publication number: 20100140285
    Abstract: Disclosed is an airtight container comprising: a container body having an opening portion and a flange formed along an outer circumference of the opening portion; and a lockable lid that is disposed to cover the opening portion of the container body and that has a locking wing at an edge, wherein the locking wing further comprises upper and lower supporting protrusions disposed on an inner surface of the locking wing at an interval that permits engagement of the flange between the upper and lower supporting protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Byung Il CHOI
  • Patent number: 7731150
    Abstract: A mold device including a body having a hollow, three-dimensional shape with at least one opening therein; the body being made from a material having a malleable characteristic, and having an axis extending vertically there through, wherein the inner surface of the body is, optionally, topographically contoured, with an upper limit of about five hundred (500) thousands of inch, has a reusable means for releasably positioning a wick stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Bruce M. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7731149
    Abstract: A casting mold including a first form having a first wall and a second wall, the first and second walls defining a first casting space. The casting mold further including a second form having a base and a wall extending from the base to define a second casting space. The second form is stackable on the first form portion such that the first and second casting spaces can be filled with a casting material when the second form is on the first form. The second form includes a port defining access into the first casting space such that the casting material can be disposed into the first casting space through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Del Zotto Products, Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Del Zotto