And An Inner Removable Core To Form Recess Or Opening Patents (Class 249/142)
  • Patent number: 10010804
    Abstract: An adjustable sand molding toy, including at least one sand mold. The sand mold including a plurality of panels and a main belt. The panels each have a panel length, an inside surface, an outside surface, a pair of lateral sides, and connecting brackets at the lateral sides. Each lateral side has at least one tab and at least one tab opening. The panels can be selected in a quantity and with panel lengths to make a desired shape. The belt is extended through the connecting brackets on the panels thus selected and tightened to hold the panels tightly together with the lateral sides of adjacent panels abutting each other, and the tabs extending into the tab opening of adjacent panels, to form the desired shape. The sand mold is filled with wet sand, and the sand mold is released from the sand to reveal a shaped sand mound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Kurt Jung
  • Patent number: 9962875
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a plastic housing are presented. In a first step, a base body and at least one closure element are produced, and in a second step an elastomer layer is applied by way of at least one gate point using a gating process, the layer joining the base body and the at least one closure element to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Fuechsel, Jens Hafermalz
  • Patent number: 9849347
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a face, a club head body, and a hosel. The hosel has a tubular hosel body extending along a longitudinal axis and defining a bore. The bore is configured to receive a golf club shaft or a shaft adapter. The tubular hosel body is molded from a polymeric material that includes a resin and a plurality of fibers, each fiber has a length of from about 0.01 mm to about 12 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond J. Sander
  • Patent number: 9694297
    Abstract: A snow block erector set including a pair of substantially rectangular side walls, each side wall having a top edge, a bottom edge two side edges, an outside surface and an inside surface, each side edge of each side wall connecting one end of the top edge of each side wall to one end of the bottom edge of each side wall to form a top corner and a bottom corner, respectively, an aperture and lock pair disposed substantially on each of the top corners; a pair of substantially rectangular end walls, each end wall having two side edges; a pair of brace bars, each having two ends; and a channel disposed substantially along each side edge on the inside surface of each of the substantially rectangular side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph M. McMahon
  • Patent number: 9676126
    Abstract: An open-face molding apparatus for use in open-face injection molding operations to more accurately control the thickness of coatings applied to workpiece surfaces of slightly varying contour profiles. A conformable tool face is carried by a rigid tool backing and a perimeter seal releasably seals the conformable tool face around its perimeter to the workpiece surface. The conformable tool face and perimeter seal define a mold cavity together with the workpiece surface. An array of actuators are connected between the rigid tool backing and the conformable tool face to provide a desired tool face contour and desired spacings between the conformable tool face and a workpiece surface by deflecting the conformable tool face relative to the rigid tool backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Luepke, Matthew A. Sodergren, Matt McKee
  • Patent number: 9630352
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing open cavity integrated circuit packages, the method comprising: placing a wire-bound integrated circuit in a mold; forcing a pin to contact a die of the wire-bound integrated circuit by applying a force between the pin and the mold; injecting plastic into the mold; allowing the plastic to set around the integrated circuit to form a package having an open cavity defined by the pin; and removing the open cavity integrated circuit package from the mold. A mold for forming a package for an integrated circuit sensor device, comprising: a bottom part for supporting an integrated circuit die; a top part that is operable to be placed on top of said bottom part to form a cavity into which a plastic material can be injected to form the package, wherein the top part of the mold comprises a spring-loaded pin arrangement comprising a cover that covers a sensor area on the integrated circuit die and provides for an opening when the plastic material is injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph D. Fernandez, Sombat Kittiphinijnanta, Nutthiwut Yamputchong, Surachai Lertruttanaprecha, Viwat Maikuthavorn
  • Patent number: 9455234
    Abstract: A fixture assembly and method of forming a chip assembly is provided. The fixture assembly includes a first plate having an opening sized to accommodate a chip mounted on a laminate. The fixture assembly further includes a second plate mated to the first plate by at least one mechanical fastening mechanism. The fixture assembly further includes a space defined by facing surfaces of the first plate and the second plate and confined by a raised stepped portion of at least one of the first plate and the second plate. The space is coincident with the opening. The space is sized and shaped such that the laminate is confined within the space and directly abuts the stepped portion and the facing surfaces of the first plate and the second plate to be confined in X, Y and Z directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas E. Lombardi, Donald Merte, Gregg B. Monjeau, David L. Questad, Son K. Tran
  • Patent number: 9452556
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mold core for manufacturing a container closure comprising a plurality of slides, a sleeve placed over the plurality of slides, a slide seat on which the plurality of slides are mounted, and a cam device arranged inside a space defined by the plurality of slides. The plurality of slides comprise a plurality of first independent slides and a plurality of second independent slides, wherein each of the first independent slides and each of the second independent slides are configured to be individually mounted on and individually detached from the slide seat; and wherein axial movement of the sleeve relative to the first independent slides and the second independent slides effects application of radial force onto the first independent slides and the second independent slides successively, so as to cause successive inward movement of the first independent slides and of the second independent slides within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Chuen Po Tong
  • Patent number: 9187801
    Abstract: An apparatus for recycling metal scraps includes a mold having an inner conversion cavity for converting the metal scraps, an inlet disposed in one longitudinal end thereof, and an outlet disposed in the other longitudinal ends thereof, the inlet and the outlet communicating with the cavity; a gate movably mounted near the outlet of the mold so as to open and close the outlet of the mold as the gate moves; a gate actuator moving the gate to an opening or closing position; a scrap feeder supplying the metal scraps into the cavity of the mold, a conversion plunger intruded into the cavity via the inlet of the mold and compacting the metal scraps to form a solid compact having a shape corresponding to the cavity; and a press actuator reciprocating the conversion plunger between inside and outside of the mold so as to provide a conversion pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute Of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Eok Soo Kim, Jin Young Park
  • Patent number: 9011137
    Abstract: A mold and method for making a hollow core concrete block. The mold has two opposing side walls; a bottom wall; a front wall; a top side with an opening through which the block can be removed from the mold; a cover, and a rear side through which liquid, such as concrete, can be poured into the mold. Extending from the two side walls are a pair of trunnions about which the mold is rotatable, such that when the mold is suspended by the trunnions and the mold is empty, gravity rotates the mold from a block-removal orientation in which the top side faces upwards to a mold-filling orientation in which the rear side faces upwards. The trunnions are also positioned such that when the mold is filled with the liquid, gravity rotates the mold from the mold-filling orientation to the block-removal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Magnum Forms Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Garrett, Arthur Garrett
  • 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: 8801425
    Abstract: A mold for fabricating a light guiding plate includes an upper mold, a lower mold and a die core assembly. The upper mold defines a first cooling channel therein. The lower mold defines a cavity thereon. The die core assembly is mounted on the upper mold, and includes a base plate connected to the upper mold and a core plate detachably located at a side of the base plate facing the lower mold. The base plate defines a second cooling channel. The second cooling channel communicates with the first cooling channel respectively to cooling the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8795751
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the manufacture of a chocolate piece or tablet having a core or cavity passing through the thickness of the piece or tablet which comprises a mold (10) comprising a surrounding wall (11) and base (12), a central aperture having a predetermined cross-sectional shape passing through the base, and a former (14) having a cross-sectional shape conforming to that of the central aperture adapted to reciprocate through the central aperture between a retracted position where its upper surface is level with the base (12) of the mold to an advanced position where its upper surface lies at any level from above the base of the mold to the top of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: John Michael Leadbeater, Nicolas Christian Mickael Gomes, Mikael Rota, Thierry Denis Fiaux, Patrick Couzens
  • Patent number: 8790109
    Abstract: A pre-cast concrete wall system for crawlspace applications is herein disclosed. The system includes a plurality of interconnected pre-cast concrete wall panels having a recessed area along one side to reduce concrete usage and weight, while maintaining load bearing properties. The wall panels are securely fastened to a substructure, such as footers, using anchors and to each other by opposingly aligned keyways and connecting fasteners. Each wall panel includes at least one (1) pair of leveling bolts which provides for the leveling of the wall panels and correct for any unevenness in the footer. The wall panels are fabricated using a rotating casting table which allows an operator to pour concrete at ergonomic heights and rotate the casting table and cured wall panel member to a vertical position for convenient unloading and transportation of the wall panel to a job site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Thad J. Brownson
  • Publication number: 20140166229
    Abstract: A refractory metal core for forming internal features in a turbine engine component has a core formed from a refractory metal material; and the core has at least one blended surface on at least one edge of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Albert Rabinovich, Dilip M Shah, Alan D. Cetel, John Joseph Marcin, Max Asterlin
  • Publication number: 20130334742
    Abstract: A system for the fabrication of dome shaped low temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC) substrates comprises a plurality of prefired substrates, a first mandrel, and a second mandrel. The prefired substrates may form a stack and each may include a circular central portion and a plurality of segments uniformly distributed along the circumference of the central portion. Each segment may include a first edge, an opposing second edge, and an end edge. The first and second edges each may have an inner end and an opposing outer end. The end edge may be coupled to the outer end of the first and second edges. The first mandrel may have a first circumference and may be configured to receive the prefired substrates while the stack is formed. The second mandrel may have a second circumference smaller than the first circumference and may be configured to retain the stack during a firing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel S. Krueger, Cristina Elizabeth Fadner, Gregory Vincent Miller
  • Patent number: 8579248
    Abstract: A concrete structure kit comprising a dry powdered concrete mixture contained within a shaped container or packaging is provided. In use, the packaged dry concrete mixture is placed in a desired location, water is added to the dry mixture in an appropriate amount, and the concrete is allowed to set in the shape of the container. After the concrete has hardened, the container may be removed from the outside of the concrete structure and discarded. In a second embodiment, a modular concrete mold system is provided, which includes a series of interlocking pieces having various shapes, such as straight sides, curved sides, corners, acute and obtuse angles, and the like. This arrangement allows a user to form a concrete mold into a variety of different shapes, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: James Edward Ray
  • Patent number: 8444796
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a mold for producing hollow-cylinder-type molded parts, having an external mold portion, that determines an inner cavity of a molded part to be manufactured. The external mold portion has a first cylindrical mold, which extends in a rotationally symmetrical manner about a first axis, and a hemispherical mold having a diameter equal to a diameter of the first cylindrical mold directly adjoins one of the two ends of the cylindrical mold along the first axis, wherein a second cylindrical mold adjoins the hemispherical mold in radial alignment. The hemispherical mold has a spherical cap, the second cylindrical mold is rotatable together with the spherical cap about a second axis which is arranged at an angle with respect to the first axis, and the second cylindrical mold is arranged concentrically with respect to the second rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Matthias Starke
  • Publication number: 20130020460
    Abstract: A two-piece cylindrical telescopic canning sleeve comprising an inner lower member and an upper outer member. The outer member is provided with at least one set of a plurality of engagement devices. The inner lower member is provided with at least one set of a plurality of engagement devices complimentary to the engagement devices provided with the outer member. The telescopic canning sleeve is assembled for use by aligning the engagement devices of the outer member with the engagement devices of the lower member, then sliding the outer member over the inner member until the desired functional height of the canning sleeve is reached after which, the outer member is frictionally engaged with the inner member by twisting the outer sleeve member to the inner member so that the complimentary engagement devices frictionally communicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: KANEX PATENTS LTD.
    Inventor: Robert VON RUMMELHOFF
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110233378
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting material has a die for receiving a compressive force, the die having a shaped-opening for receiving a die insert. The die insert has an exterior shape that is adapted to cooperate with and be received in the opening such that compressive forces impinging upon the die are focused upon the die insert such that tensile forces within the die and impinging upon the die insert are minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner
  • Patent number: 7824598
    Abstract: A system for forming thin-wall pre-cast concrete forms and structures, using vertical casting and slip-form techniques to partition wet concrete into separate thin-wall sections, the system being particularly useful for fabricating pre-cast concrete column forms having a composition and vertical consistency substantially the same as the integral poured concrete core of the finished concrete column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Sun Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 7780894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tilt-up wall system that defines a space to receive a material, such as concrete. The system can include a plurality of forms and an opening system. The opening system defines the location of an opening that will receive a window, door, or other structure mountable or installable into the tilt-up wall. The opening system can include one or more corner assemblies, one or more spacer members, one or more lower supports, and one or more upper supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventors: Kurtis D. Jones, Derrel L. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20100133416
    Abstract: A sideform (10) for a sideform system includes an elongate body member (12) defining a side forming face (14) and an opposed mounting portion (16) for mounting the body member on a sideform holder. At least one recessed region (18, 20), in which an insert is receivable, is defined in the body member (12). An engaging arrangement (22) is associated with the recessed region (18, 20) for securing the insert in position in the recessed region (18, 20). At least one attaching formation (28) is arranged on the body member (12) in association with the side forming face (14) for attaching an edge form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: SRB CONSTRUCTION Technolgies Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Sladojevic
  • Patent number: 7713603
    Abstract: A molded article is disclosed. According to an embodiment, the molded article includes a blow-molded parison of material having an undercut formed in a surface of the parison of material. An apparatus for providing an undercut molding feature in a mold tool is also disclosed. According to an embodiment, the apparatus includes one or more undercut forming surfaces and an actuator pin that causes the one or more undercut forming surfaces to move to/from an undercut molding position or an undercut de-molding position. A method for providing an undercut molding feature in a mold tool is also disclosed. According to an embodiment, the method includes the step of moving an actuator to a position of engagement with one or more undercut forming surfaces to cause movement of the one or more undercut forming surfaces to/from an undercut molding position and an undercut de-molding position. A method for molding a molded article is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Vitec, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmad Farran, Karim Amellal, Ryan Beebe, Jeanne Schairer
  • Patent number: 7596915
    Abstract: A method of forming an insulated concrete foundation is provided comprising constructing a foundation frame, the frame comprising an insulating form having an opening, inserting a pocket former into the opening; placing concrete inside the foundation frame; and removing the pocket former after the placed concrete has set, wherein the concrete forms a pocket in the placed concrete that is accessible through the opening. The method may further comprise sealing the opening by placing a sealing plug or sealing material in the opening. A system for forming an insulated concrete foundation is provided comprising a plurality of interconnected insulating forms, the insulating forms having a rigid outer member protecting and encasing an insulating material, and at least one gripping lip extending outwardly from the outer member to provide a pest barrier. At least one insulating form has an opening into which a removable pocket former is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Davis Energy Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brain E. Lee, Stephan K. Barsun, Richard C. Bourne, Marc A. Hoeschele, David A. Springer
  • Patent number: 7549616
    Abstract: A molding device is provided that includes outer and inner rubber molds that define a space therebetween for forming a column. Inserted within the inner mold is an elongated rigid member. A multisectional housing surrounds the outer mold and includes a plurality of sections that in a molding mode are secured together by fasteners. Once the column has been molded between the outer and inner molds, the fasteners are released allowing the sections of the housing to be relaxed or removed from around the outer mold. This permits the outer mold to expand or move slightly outwardly and in response to that outward movement, the pressure or force on the molded column lying between the outer and inner molds is reduced. This facilitates the extraction of the column from between the outer and inner molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Column & Post, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Douglas Koren
  • Publication number: 20080248895
    Abstract: Wood-type golf clubs and/or golf club heads include: (a) a golf club head base member including a face member having a ball striking face; and (b) a polymeric body member engaged with the golf club head base member, wherein the polymeric body member is formed via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process) and/or engaged with the golf club head base member via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process). The polymeric body member forms at least a portion of a crown member of the club head in some structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Gary G. Tavares, Todd Anthony Waatti
  • Publication number: 20080233335
    Abstract: A mold for the production of molded concrete bricks has mold recess bodies guided in openings in side walls of a mold insert, which openings are adapted to the contours of the recess bodies, in order to produce recesses in a molded concrete brick produced using this mold. The recesses reach all the way to the underside of a brick, and are supported on one or more sections of the edging of the opening. The wall thickness of the mold insert side wall can have a greater wall thickness in the region of the recess bodies. Preferably, the mold includes multiple mold inserts, and recess bodies that are similar in terms of position and movement direction are coupled mechanically with one another in their movement, and can be displaced together via common drive devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Rudolf Braungardt, Holger Stichel
  • Patent number: 7361296
    Abstract: A motor vehicle wheel frame is integrally molded in a split mold including a lower mold portion (12) and a complemental mold portion. Channel-like spoke forming formations (12.1) receive layers (24.1) of molding material wrapped around heat expanding, resilient intensifiers (20) which are inwardly checked by resilient locking inserts (22) partially within a hub cavity and abutting a cylinder (18). During demolding, after curing, the locking inserts (22) and thereafter the intensifiers (20) are removed by longitudinally stretching and cross-sectionally reducing them, leaving the spokes hollow. During curing, the heat expanding intensifiers pressurize the spoke forming layers of molding material against the mold portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: High-Flyer Investment 5 (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Christian Andreas Adrian
  • Patent number: 7331776
    Abstract: An impression device for food items. More particularly, the present invention is a stamping device designed to create images upon a variety of foods for decoration and/or marketing purposes. The stamper device of the present invention has the general appearance of a traditional rubber stamp, with large knob at the top to quickly adjust the depth of embossings. Small wings beside the knob provide an instant feature for orientation and comfortable ergonomic grip. The device provides both an emboss-only mode, and emboss-and-cut simultaneously mode, much in the manner of a cookie cutter. A simple snap means located at the bottom of the device functions to change such modes. Under the base of the device is a “socket set” style snap-in stamping die. As is the case with the roller device, the stamper device may be utilized for: 1) standard messages and images; 2) snap-in letters, which allows the user to assemble his or her own custom message; or 3) custom logos, messages, and images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Gourmet Impressions, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Ben Errera
  • Patent number: 7216842
    Abstract: A pocket former includes an outer barrel having a first rim, a second rim and a frustoconical body portion extending from the first rim to the second rim. A center barrel is connected to the outer barrel and has a proximal lip adjacent the first rim of the outer barrel, a distal lip adjacent the second rim of the outer barrel, and a tubular body portion extending from the proximal lip to the distal lip, and extends beyond both the first rim and the second rim. An annular flange curves out and away from the second rim of the outer barrel. A spiral surface is located on the frustoconical body portion of the outer barrel. A nut surface is located on the tubular body portion of the center barrel adjacent the distal lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Lomont Molding, Inc.
    Inventor: Virgil Allen Watson
  • Patent number: 7159835
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for attaching a hole former to a mold assembly for use in the formation of cast materials such as concrete and the like. The apparatus comprises a hole former assembly attached to a bracket. The bracket is held in a stationary position by a magnet assembly that is remotely located from the hole former. The magnet assembly is comprised of a plurality of magnets encased in a metal casing. An expendable blister pack can be provided to fit on the outside of the casing to facilitate removal of the magnetic assembly from the cast member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Tru-Contour, Inc.
    Inventor: James V. Srackangast
  • Patent number: 7134248
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pre-cast panel form insert used in precast construction. The insert comprises a substantially planar portion defining dimensions suitable to complement dimensions of a pre-cast panel form and a fluid diverting portion. The fluid diverting portion is configured to define a fluid-diverting recess in an edge face of a pre-cast panel bounded by a form including the form insert. The fluid diverting portion is configured such that said fluid diverting recess defines, a circular cross-sectional profile, or a multi-angular cross-sectional profile, that impedes the flow of water along said pre-cast panel edge face when said edge face assumes a substantially horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyozaburo Takagi, Gordon Charles Dodson
  • Patent number: 7121519
    Abstract: A tool for making a mounting or holder for a tablet-shaped sample which is to undergo analysis in an analytical instrument, the tool comprising a moulding which defines a lower surface and a side wall or walls, and a pin which, in use, extends upwardly above the lower surface of the moulding. The arrangement being such that in use a tablet is mounted on the upper end of the pin and mouldable material is introduced into the moulding so that it locates around the lower part of the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: PerkinElmer International C.V.
    Inventor: Chris Cunningham
  • Patent number: 7013927
    Abstract: A protective sleeve system for use by plumbers during installation of riser pipes in buildings, surrounds a pipe and maintains a space around the pipe. A sleeve surrounds the pipe such that a space is defined between the pipe and the sleeve and a plurality of spacers disposed between the sleeve and the pipe, maintain the space between the pipe and the sleeve. The plurality of spacers are separate from the sleeve. An annular cover ring covers the annular space. In use, the protective sleeve system is installed prior to pouring the concrete floor. After pouring and setting of the concrete floor, the cover ring is removed, followed by the removal of the spacers. The sleeve is then cut to floor level and the pipe riser is cut down to a suitable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventor: Robert Beaumont
  • Patent number: 6835343
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling large concrete retaining wall blocks and the like. The blocks are cast in a form with the front face down, a lifting loop extending from a rear face and with grooves extending in sides from a rear face to adjacent the front face. A spear hook is secured to one of two fork lift tines to extend to one side of the tine away from the other tine. The spear hook engages the lifting loop on the block for lifting the block from the form and for rolling the block into an upright position. The fork lift tines then engage the side grooves from the rear of the block for lifting and moving the blocks and for stacking the blocks to construct a retaining wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Redi-Rock International, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Manthei, James A. Manthei
  • Patent number: 6808154
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a member, such as a column. The invention comprises inner and outer molds that are spaced apart forming a cavity for receiving a viscous material for making the member. A core is inserted within the inner area of inner mold when the viscous material is initially disposed within the mold. Once the material attains a gelled state, an extraction member is inserted within the inner area. A vacuum is applied to the inner area that causes the flexible inner mold to separate from the material and conform to the extraction member allowing for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Column & Post., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Douglas Koren
  • Publication number: 20040046100
    Abstract: A panel-forming system including a plurality of bulkheads and one or more extensions. A first group of the bulkheads are used to define the overall dimensions and shape of the panel, while a second group are used to define at least one aperture formed into the panel. The aperture extensions are configured to allow various-shaped recesses to be formed in the panels adjacent the apertures, and are made up of a bulkhead-engaging portion and a separate recess portion that extends from and cooperates with the bulkhead-engaging portion. The surfaces of each bulkhead-engaging portion include a plurality of chamfers to create complementary surfaces in the panel being formed. In accordance with 37 CFR 1.72(b), the purpose of this abstract is to enable the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Kyozaburo Takagi, Gordon Dodson
  • Publication number: 20040026600
    Abstract: A mold for forming an ice ring on the inner surface of a bottle. The mold is in the form of a cylinder. One end of the mold carries a seal sized to form a fluid tight seal with the inner surface of the bottle neck. The mold is preferably hollow and has a handle attached to the end near the seal. The mold is inserted through the bottle neck until the seal forms a fluid tight seal with the bottle neck. Water is then poured into the bottle through the handle. The bottle is inverted and excess water allowed to flow out through the mold. The bottle is then set on the handle in a freezer until the water freezes. The mold is then removed. The bottle may then be filled with a selected drink through the ice ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Don Horen
  • Publication number: 20030234340
    Abstract: An impression mold includes a main body and a detachable segment. The main body has an obverse bearing a first intaglioed pattern, and is formed with an opening defined in the obverse thereof. The segment has an obverse bearing a second intaglioed pattern and has a shape complementary to the opening of the main body. Therefore, a complete pattern is formed by the two intaglioed patterns when the segment is fitted in the opening of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Jui-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 6651949
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for casting a gasket into a cast member utilizing a one-piece mandrel assembly provided within a mold assembly. The resilient, compressible gasket is mounted upon the mandrel assembly during the casting operation. The mandrel assembly is withdrawn from the cast member after it has cured. The mandrel assembly may also be utilized to form a knockout barrier a pipe stop and a mounting fixture for mounting a baffle to the interior wall of the cast member through a snap on fastening arrangement. The mandrel assembly is preferably designed to facilitate stripping of the mandrel assembly from the cast member after the cast member is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Poly-Tec Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Westhoff, James A. Kelly
  • Patent number: 6620364
    Abstract: A retaining wall block is provided. The retaining wall block includes top, bottom, front, back, first side and second side surfaces. A tongue set is provided on the top surface of the block and a groove in the bottom surface of the block. The tongue set includes a rear-facing surface set that includes first and second curved sections. A block form for forming retaining wall blocks is also provided. A face form for placement on the bottom surface of a block form is also provided. A method of molding retaining wall blocks with a form having hinged doors is also provided. A method of using a face form for forming two blocks of reversed front surface ornamentation is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: ReCon Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Gresser, Stanley W. Hamilton, Charles E. Carter, Anders M. Ruikka, Thomas J. Brion, Lawrence J. Ebert, James M. Barthel, Mathew A. Barron
  • Patent number: 6561478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a seal pin indexed precisely in a resin transfer molding die to assure the desired resin-to-fiber ratio in the mold part, and, thereby, to produce reliably and consistently a part of minimum weight with adequate strength. The index/resin seal pin of the present invention for RTM mold dies is novel in that it provides the seal (via replaceable O-rings) on the threaded stem of the pin to prevent low viscosity resin from invading the threads, bolts pins, or other elements of the internal mandrel. The pin allows the entire inner mandrel to be enclosed and sealed within the mold cavity, simplifying the sealing system. The invention also relates to a method for using the seal pin in a resin transfer molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Cundiff, Scott A. Miller, Donald L. Conaway
  • Patent number: 6560843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an index/seal pin indexed precisely in a resin transfer molding die to assure the desired resin-to-fiber ratio in the mold part, and, thereby, to produce reliably and consistently a part of minimum weight with adequate strength. The index/seal pin seals via replaceable O-rings on the threaded stem of the pin to prevent low viscosity resin from exiting a mold cavity and invading the threads, bolts, pins, or other elements of the internal mandrel. The pin also assures accurate positioning of a mandrel in the die cavity while it allows the entire inner mandrel to be enclosed and sealed within the mold cavity, simplifying the sealing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Cundiff, Scott A. Miller, Donald L. Conaway
  • Patent number: 6533239
    Abstract: A metal mold for molding a slider of a slide fastener is provided. The metal mold comprises upper and lower mold cavities for molding portions of the slider, with the upper and lower molds moving up and down relative to each other in order to open and close the mold. The mold further comprises at least two sliding molds for molding portions of the slider not molded by the upper and lower molds. The sliding molds are capable of being removably introduced into the upper and lower molds from their front and rear sides when the upper and lower molds are in tight contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Komuro, Hiroo Minami
  • Publication number: 20020134525
    Abstract: A mold has outer mold parts and inserted molding material cores. Together, the parts and cores form a mold cavity. The inner cores of molding material are arranged in several layers one above the other. The inner cores are clamped in between the outer mold parts and a final covering core of mold material. A continuous clamping force is applied between the parts and cores. The mold cavity is formed by surfaces of the outer mold, surfaces of the inner cores and the covering core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Peter Willfort, Horst Bohn
  • Patent number: 6453620
    Abstract: A window buck having members forming a frame with the members including adjustable components enabling use of the buck in walls under construction of different thicknesses. Extruded front and rear components of each buck member are adjustably interengaged with one another and fixable in a desired relationship to suit the wall being constructed. External channels formed in the buck members are open lengthwise to permit reception of angular connectors for joining the buck members at their intersecting ends. The connectors may be of reusable rebar and removable upon completion of the wall. The components of each buck member are lockable by inserted fasteners. A modified window buck includes a central component for use in walls of extraordinary thicknesses. A further modified window buck may include buck members of unitary construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventors: Michael J. Williams, Mark S. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20020112434
    Abstract: A building block for erecting walls, houses or other buildings is provided. The block is made of a special mineral mixture and has at least two relatively parallel channel type hollow spaces passing therethrough. The hollow spaces of the building block are defined by can shaped metal or synthetic plastics profiles. Also a mold with longitudinal and face walls is provided, in particular for producing such a building block. The mold has a frame shaped construction of angle pieces and is arranged on a working plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Josef Alexander Eichmann
  • Publication number: 20020109068
    Abstract: A three piece full port ball valve for use with a form for producing a cast concrete article is provided wherein the housing of the valve has been modified by creating openings through the valve housing to access the flow opening in the ball member for clearing concrete slurry therefrom after the form has been filled. Additional openings in the housing at other locations can be created for cleaning around the ball member and the inside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Alma L. Staskiewicz, William S. Long