Adjustable, Forming Different Size Or Shaped Product Patents (Class 249/155)
  • Patent number: 10943800
    Abstract: An apparatus for packaging a semiconductor device is provided. The apparatus includes a first mold, a second mold and a support element. The first mold includes a plate. The second mold includes a carrier disposed corresponding to the plate. The carrier defines a hole penetrating the carrier. The support element is engaged with the hole for supporting an object to be molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Fan-Yu Min, Chao-Hung Weng, Liang-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 10743552
    Abstract: One variation of a system for forming a meat patty includes: a cylinder operable in a upright position and an inverted position; a piston running within the cylinder and defining a set of gas ports; a grinder configured to grind meat and to dispense a quantity of ground meat into the cylinder, in the upright position, during a grind cycle; an actuator system configured to transition the cylinder from the upright position to the inverted position during a dispense cycle to dispense the quantity of ground meat from the cylinder; and a gas supply configured to supply gas to the cylinder behind the piston at a first pressure during the grind cycle to limit ingress of ground meat into the gas ports and at a second pressure greater than the first pressure during the dispense cycle to dislodge the quantity of ground meat from the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Creator, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Frehn, Alexandros Vardakostas, James Brinkman
  • Patent number: 10703022
    Abstract: A device for attaching a decorative film to a surface of a 3D glass, includes a vacuum chamber, an upper mould, and a lower mould. The upper mould includes an upper planar pressing portion and an upper curved portion. The lower mould includes a lower planar pressing portion and a lower curved portion, the upper planar pressing portion and the lower planar pressing portion are configured to correspond to a planar portion of the 3D glass, the upper curved portion and the lower curved portion are configured to correspond to a curved portion of the 3D glass, the upper mould is provided with a first heating block. The present disclosure further discloses a method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NANCHANG O-FILM OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Genchu Tang, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 10695960
    Abstract: The application relates to an adjustable moulding tool and corresponding model production method, including following process steps: moving rods towards the said chamber through the said chamber's holey surfaces manually or via mechanisms in increments numbers of which are calculated through computer programs or manually, after the formation of the emptiness in the shape of the model, pouring of the material in a manner to fill the emptiness, heating and cooling or applying other processes in accordance with the characteristic of the poured material to enable that material takes the desired monolithic shape, after material takes the form of the model monolithically, making the casting chamber free of the rods, which have initially been moved towards the casting chamber with the purpose of the formation of the emptiness, by moving the rods in the reverse directions and taking out the produced model through an openable surface of the said chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Ertan Oral Ba{hacek over (g)}riaçik
  • Patent number: 10596735
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for producing a fiber composite preform. The apparatus includes a lower mold and a molding unit for molding a preform by pressing a fiber composite placed on a surface of the lower mold while the molding unit is deformed in accordance with a shape of the surface of the lower mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jeong Min Cho
  • Patent number: 10578964
    Abstract: Systems and methods for partial field imprinting are provided such that imprint templates are asymmetrically modulated to allow initial contact with a partial field on a substrate at a location spaced apart from the template center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Nanotechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahadevan Ganapathisubramanian, Matthew M. Kincaid, Byung-Jin Choi, Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan
  • Patent number: 10502074
    Abstract: Various methods and assemblies are provided for producing composite components having formed in features. For example, a method may comprise depositing a composite material on a base tool; deploying a feature forming tool to press the composite material into one or more recesses; and processing the composite material with the feature forming tool pressing the composite material into the one or more recesses. The processed composite material forms a green state composite component. The feature forming tool comprises one or more forming members, supported by a frame, for forming one or more features of the composite component. The method also may include sealing a bag around the composite material before deploying a feature forming tool and removing the feature forming tool and the bag after processing the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Donald Michael Corsmeier
  • Patent number: 10471667
    Abstract: A preform station for forming a flexible semi-finished product and for transforming a flexible semi-finished product into a geometrically stable preform is provided. The preform station comprises a first pin array having a multitude of pins, on which the semi-finished product can be draped. Furthermore, the pins are movable along their longitudinal directions in order to form the flexible semi-finished product. Furthermore, the preform station comprises an activation device for activating a binder of the semi-finished product such that the semi-finished product can be transformed into the geometrically stable preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, AIRBUS SAS
    Inventors: Paulin Fideu Siagam, Hauke Seegel, Claus Fastert, Bernard Duprieu, Axel Siegfried Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10408314
    Abstract: In exemplary implementations, a target rod is actuated. The target rod is part of a set of threaded, elongated rods, the longitudinal axes of which are substantially parallel to each other. The set of rods has an interior region and a perimeter region. Actuators induce vibrations in a set of perimeter rods. These vibrations are substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axes. Furthermore, the vibrations are transmitted to interior rods, causing a target rod in the interior region to rotate about, and translate along, the longitudinal axis of the target rod. The target rod undergoes stick-slip motion relative to adjacent rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Benjamin Peters
  • Patent number: 10399320
    Abstract: Assembling jig for mounting panel structure elements onto a surface of a CFRP-panel, comprising a base frame on which several positioning boards are transversely attached, which are parallel arranged one to another for supporting the CFRP-panel on an upper mounting surface, wherein the base frame comprises at least one metal bar for coupling the positioning boards consisting of a material having a thermal expansion coefficient which corresponds to the thermal expansion coefficient of the CFRP-material of the panel in order to provide a tolerance compensation system in at least longitudinal direction of the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Hildebrandt, Marc Kolle, Michael May, Thomas Knoetig, Olaf Wolke, Brian Hein
  • Patent number: 10392771
    Abstract: An architectural foundation assembly comprising a horizontal slab including a top surface, a bottom surface, and an outside surface; a vertical slab in contact with the horizontal slab, the vertical slab including a top surface, an outside surface, and an inside surface, the top surface defining a shelf having a horizontal surface and a vertical surface; and at least one structural element attached to the shelf and in contact with the top surface of the vertical slab, the at least one structural element including a top surface which is flush with the top surface of the horizontal slab, the at least one structural element not in contact with the vertical surface of the shelf, thereby creating a thermal air gap between the at least one structural element and the vertical surface of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Lancia Homes, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Martin, Chris Watt, Jamie Lancia
  • Patent number: 10281773
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate having a display region, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate, a plurality of first spacers formed on one of the first substrate and the second substrate and contacting with another one thereof, and a plurality of second spacers formed on one of the first substrate and the second substrate and contacting with another one thereof, wherein the display region has a first region and a second region with a curvature of the first substrate larger than a curvature of the first region, the plurality of first spacers is arranged in the first region, the plurality of second spacers is arranged in the second region, and an arrangement density D2 of the plurality of second spacers is higher than an arrangement density D1 of the plurality of first spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Lu Jin, Yosuke Hyodo, Shinichiro Oka
  • Patent number: 10179434
    Abstract: Molding assemblies and molding processes are disclosed. The molding assemblies are for producing a product and include a first subassembly and a second subassembly for the producing of the product. The first subassembly includes a cavity insert arrangement corresponding with the design of the product, a movable insert abutting the cavity insert arrangement, and rail members securing the movable insert with interlocking features at a specific location, the specific location being one of multiple movable insert positions. The molding process includes molding a first product with the movable insert and the additional movable insert being positioned at a first movable insert portion, removing the subassembly from the second subassembly, re-positioning the movable insert and the additional movable insert to a second movable insert position, and molding a second product with the movable insert and the additional movable insert being positioned at the second movable insert portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Anthony Osborne, Fernando Luis Sierra, Jason Thomas Chiota
  • Patent number: 9982432
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a curb wall forming apparatus and method for forming a curb wall without causing damage to the adjacent concrete floor. In various embodiments, the curb wall forming apparatus includes one or more floor plates, one or more curb side wall forming panel supports, one or more stanchions, one or more end plates, one or more wall attachment plates, and one or more curb side wall forming panels which are used together to enable a curb wall to be formed. These components can be used together to enable a curb wall to be formed on a floor adjacent to an upstanding wall without causing damage to the wall or the area of the floor adjacent to the formed curb wall. The floor plates, the curb side wall forming panel supports, the stanchions, the end plates, and the wall attachment plates remain as part of the formed curb wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert U. Connell
  • Patent number: 9969132
    Abstract: The system for forming stacks of composite materials comprises a form (1) which defines the section that is desired to provide to a stack (2) of composite material placed thereon to obtain a formed stack (2?); a counter-form (3), which together with the form (1), forms and obtains the formed stack (2?); and it is characterized in that the system also comprises transition elements (4) deformable, that adopt a variable section from an initial section in one of its ends and the end section defined by the form (1) in the other end. It allows changing the geometry during the forming of the laminate, to obtain laminates of variable section along its length. For this purpose, the form and counter-form must have a variable geometry at will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: APPLUS SERVICIOS TECNOLOGICOS, S.L.
    Inventor: Jordi Brufau Redondo
  • Patent number: 9879422
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a curb wall forming apparatus and method for forming a curb wall without causing damage to the adjacent concrete floor. In various embodiments, the curb wall forming apparatus includes one or more floor plates, one or more curb side wall forming panel supports, one or more stanchions, one or more end plates, one or more wall attachment plates, and one or more curb side wall forming panels which are used together to enable a curb wall to be formed. These components can be used together to enable a curb wall to be formed on a floor adjacent to an upstanding wall without causing damage to the wall or the area of the floor adjacent to the formed curb wall. The floor plates, the curb side wall forming panel supports, the stanchions, the end plates, and the wall attachment plates remain as part of the formed curb wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert U. Connell
  • Patent number: 9827739
    Abstract: Heat de-bondable optical articles include two optical substrates and a heat de-bondable adhesive article disposed between them. The adhesive article includes a heat-shrinkable substrate and an optically clear adhesive proximate to the heat-shrinkable substrate. Optical articles can be prepared by disposing the heat-shrinkable substrate and the optically clear adhesive between two optical substrates. The optically clear adhesive covers a majority of the surface area of the optical substrates, and the heat-shrinkable substrate is located near the edge of the optical substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Rule, Scott M. Tapio, Audrey S. Sherman, Kevin R. Schaffer, Lan H. Liu, Margot A. Branigan, Ross E. Behling
  • Patent number: 9822496
    Abstract: A prefabricated form for use in constructing a casting cured concrete curb having a plurality of engaging pieces in which adjacent engaging pieces are abutted. Each of the engaging pieces has a fixing rod insertion hole formed therein. A plurality of spacer insertion holes are formed longitudinally and aligned respectively with the fixing rod insertion holes. The plurality of plate-shaped lower spacers are received respectively of the plurality of spacer insertion holes. Fixing rods are respectively inserted into the fixing rod insertion hole so as to engage the plate-shaped lower spacers. A plurality of upper spacers are engaged with the upper ends of the fixing rods so as to fix the engaging pieces in spaced relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Hae Young Park
  • Patent number: 9737311
    Abstract: A device for positioning a cutting guide with respect to a bone comprising a body forming the cutting guide or intended to be fixed to the cutting guide; a least two contact members intended to freely contact the bone; and adjustment means for individually varying the relative position of the body with respect to each contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lavallee, Fabrice Bertrand, Anthony Boyer, Christopher Plaskos
  • Patent number: 9664265
    Abstract: In exemplary implementations, a target rod is actuated. The target rod is part of a set of threaded, elongated rods, the longitudinal axes of which are substantially parallel to each other. The set of rods has an interior region and a perimeter region. Actuators induce vibrations in a set of perimeter rods. These vibrations are substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axes. Furthermore, the vibrations are transmitted to interior rods, causing a target rod in the interior region to rotate about, and translate along, the longitudinal axis of the target rod. The target rod undergoes stick-slip motion relative to adjacent rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Benjamin Peters
  • Patent number: 9630342
    Abstract: A machine for and method of manufacturing concrete U-wall type construction blocks by molding each concrete u-wall construction block from concrete poured about a block cage made from reinforcing material while said block cage is loaded within the machine. The method involves providing a system of molding jacket panels, including a core molding assembly having a pair of inside stem jacket panels that are adjustably supportable in a substantially parallel manner during a molding process, and arranged is such a manner that the front wall portion is molded in downwardly facing direction toward a horizontal support surface and completely enclosed in one or more molding jacket panels. Before block molding operations, the thickness of the front wall portion of the U-wall construction block is set by determining the thickness of a front wall surface liner and installing the front wall surface forming liner within the system of molding jacket panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Stable Concrete Structures, Inc., Concrete Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Joseph O'Neill, Dennis Carr
  • Patent number: 9597821
    Abstract: Frame assemblies, molds, and methods for forming rotor blades are provided. A frame assembly for a rotor blade mold includes a plurality of frames, at least one of the plurality of frames movable relative to the others of the plurality of frames, and a bed supported by the plurality of frames. Movement of the at least one of the plurality of frames causes a modification of the bed along a width-wise axis. A mold for forming a rotor blade includes a frame assembly and a mold material disposed in the bed of the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Canan Uslu Hardwicke, Wendy Wen-Ling Lin, Arvind Rangarajan
  • Publication number: 20150083889
    Abstract: This invention relates to modular building construction apparatus and in particular to a mould having movable framework used to construct a basic building module where any miss-alignment at the junction of framework elements is enough to make the imperfection noticeable. If the imperfection is a ridge it will be readily apparent on the inside surface of the formed building module and it will not be disguised by painting over it. What is disclosed is a movable corner arrangement for a mould for forming at least one of the inner corner surfaces of a mouldable building module. The inner mould for a mouldable building module has an upper support panel for forming the ceiling surface of the building module and a plurality of movable side walls that depend from the upper support panel using flexible peripheral edge elements. The side walls have mould facing side wall surfaces movable to a position to form corresponding internal wall surfaces of the mouldable building module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: PRECAST MODULAR SOLUTIONS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Paul A. Floreani, Leo T. Floreani
  • Patent number: 8978737
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a molding system, more particularly, a shrinking type molding system comprising an outer mold, an inner mold and a first pattern layer. An adjustable gap is formed between the outer mold and the inner mold to contain a work piece therein. Furthermore, the work piece with a pattern structure on the surface thereof can be formed by the first pattern layer. The difference between the present invention and the prior art is that the molding system of the present invention is capable of optionally or simultaneously forming the pattern structure on the inner surface or the outer surface of the work piece, so as to solve the long last problem that not all the surfaces of the work piece could have the pattern structure thereon in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Fuh-Yu Chang, Ping-Tun Teng
  • Patent number: 8961842
    Abstract: The invention describes a regulating device that adapts to the aerodynamic profile of a mold bed made of composite material offsetting the geometrical deviations occurring in the mold bed. The device comprises some stiffening ribs (20) supported on a surface of the bed (10) of the mold and is equipped with actuators (21) that modify the curvature of the bed (10) of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: Eneko Sanz Pascual, Raquel Pagola Divasson, Javier Iriarte Eleta, Juan Jose Fuertes Thomas, Jon Arocena De La Rua
  • Patent number: 8939754
    Abstract: A curved surface forming device for an adjustable segmented mold board with square rams, consisting of an upper group and a lower group of adjustable molds (4) whose height can be adjusted, and a loading mechanism. The adjustable molds (4) are arranged in the loading mechanism and at least one group of adjustable molds (4) can move up and down under the drive of the loading mechanism. The upper group and the lower group of the adjustable molds (4) are respectively provided with M×N and (M?1)×(N?1) square rams (1) capable of swinging. The upper and the lower square rams (1) are arranged in an interlaced manner in both transverse and longitudinal directions. The square rams (1) are composed of a square plate (a) and the sphere (b) with the pressure imposition surface being a plane or a curved surface. The curved surface forming device can eliminate the crumpling and deformation generated in the board punching, reduce dents and improve processing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Shandong Surele Machinery Company Limited
    Inventors: Chengfang Wang, Hetong Jiao, Yong Hu, Canyong Zhang, Jixian Li, Zhengyong Fan, Ping Yuan, Junwei Ma, Zuquan Xiang, Yunsheng Mao, Peiyong Li
  • Patent number: 8919729
    Abstract: An adjustable thermal die assembly is provided. The thermal die assembly includes a thermal forming die and at least one insert. The thermal forming die has at least one die cavity of a select shape. The die further has at least one opening to the at least one die cavity. The at least one insert has at least one internal passage that is conformed to have a shape of the at least one opening to the at least one die cavity of the die. Moreover, the at least one insert is configured and arranged to be selectively coupled to the die with the at least one internal passage of the at least one insert aligning with the at least one opening of the at least one die cavity to selectively increase a depth of a forming cavity of the thermal forming assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hormel Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel S. Miller, Steven E. Sampson, LouJean Reid, Frank D. Fryer, Danny K. Petersen, Kurt A. Lindsey
  • Patent number: 8899959
    Abstract: A mold for forming a temporary prosthesis has at least two mold members at least partially separable from each other. The at least two mold members cooperatively define a generally enclosed interior cavity for forming the temporary prosthesis. The mold has a securement structure mounted on the at least two mold members for securing the at least two mold members to each other during the forming of the temporary prosthesis. The securement structure is removable from the at least two mold members by hand and without the use of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Haney, Scott Sporer
  • Patent number: 8888481
    Abstract: A machine for and method of manufacturing concrete U-wall construction blocks, each having a front wall portion and a pair of stem portions extending from said front wall portion. The method involves providing a system of molding jacket panels, including a core molding assembly having a pair of inside stem jacket panels that are adjustably supportable in a substantially parallel manner during a molding process, and arranged is such a manner that the front wall portion is molded in downwardly facing direction toward a horizontal support surface and completely enclosed in one or more molding jacket panels. Before block molding operations, the thickness of the front wall portion of the U-wall construction block is set by determining the thickness of a front wall surface liner and installing the front wall surface forming liner within the system of molding jacket panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Stable Concrete Structures, Inc., Concrete Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond O'Neill, Dennis Carr
  • Patent number: 8727757
    Abstract: The molding die set includes: a first molding die having a first molding chase, a cavity piece, supported by the first molding chase, movably supported by the first molding chase and enclosing the cavity piece; a second molding die having a second molding chase, a work supporting section biased and supported by the second molding chase and on which a work will be mounted, and a center insert located adjacent to the work supporting section; and a pot being provided to one of the first molding die and the second molding die, the pot feeding resin for molding the work. The second molding die has a thickness adjusting mechanism, which makes the work supporting section absorb thickness variation of the work and brings the work into contact with the movable clamper when the work is clamped with the movable clamper of the first molding die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Apic Yamada Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Maekawa, Tomokazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8623260
    Abstract: Mold system (1) for manufacturing cardboard-based container, comprising movable mold half (10) and stationary mold half (20) located opposite one another. Movable mold half (10), movable with respect to stationary mold half (20), includes at least a core plate (4), a plate-like seal ring (5) movable with respect to the core, and collar ring (6). Stationary mold half (40) includes at least a mold plate (7) provided with a mold cavity (71) and a seal surface (7a). In the mold system (1), an insert (720) can be supported on and detachably attached to the base (71b) of the mold cavity (71) reducing the depth H of the mold cavity by its height h. Container (500) comprises bottom (57) pressed from cardboard blank and wall (59) connected to the bottom and plastic rim (50) connected to the upper edge of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Päivi Määttä, Panu Tanninen, Olavi Pirttiniemi, Noora Nylander, Jalliina Järvinen, Teemu Karhu
  • Patent number: 8613418
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable slump mold for molding a clay slab into a ceramic object. The mold includes a plurality of elongate members. The mold also includes a plurality of connectors connected to and extending from first ends of the elongate members, respectively. Each connector is shaped to slidably receive an adjacent one of the elongate members. The elongate members are thereby slidably connected together via the connectors. The elongate members so connected together form an adjustable mold shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: David Lee
  • Patent number: 8597017
    Abstract: A mold for producing a variety of fenestration members having different predetermined lengths is disclosed. Generally, the mold has a first lineal mold part that has an extended length and a second lineal mold part also having an extended length. The mold may also have mold end parts that are adapted to form end features of the fenestration member. In use, the first lineal mold part and the second lineal mold part fit together to define a profile. The first and second mold end parts can be positioned in a range of positions to define the lengths of a variety of different molded fenestration members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Anderson Corporation
    Inventors: Troy Rubenzer, Jim Eggert, Dale Thompson, Kathleen Barton, David J. Weiss, Matt Sedivy
  • Patent number: 8574471
    Abstract: One possible embodiment of the invention could be a system for creating forms used to make concrete structures comprising of plurality of panels, each panel having two or more sets of spaced-apart tie apertures; a plurality of ties, each tie forming a body between two ends, each end having a locking aperture, a plurality of L-shaped brackets with two flanges having a respective set of spaced-apart perforations; a plurality of locking mechanisms that attach to ties and connect L-shaped brackets together; wherein two or more ties are located between a pair of parallel and opposing panels, the ends of the ties protruding through respective tie apertures and perforations of L-shaped brackets located on the outside of the panels, the locking mechanisms engaging respective locking apertures to form an assembled pair of panels, the assembled pairs being connected together to create a form with a continuous cavity to receive plastic concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Prater
  • Patent number: 8573556
    Abstract: A form for creating a pattern in uncured concrete during a vertical column casting process includes an end wall and at least one side wall, extending from an edge of the end wall with the side wall and end wall cooperatively defining a corner therebetween. A pliable liner is attached to the end wall and the side wall and operably joins the side wall to the edge of the end wall to define a mold cavity. At least one patterned surface is formed on or in the pliable liner and is operable to form a corresponding pattern into concrete disposed in an uncured form in the old cavity. A notch is formed in the pliable liner and extends along the corner and forms a pivotable joint between the end wall and the side wall to facilitate removal of the form device from about the concrete after the concrete has at least partially cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Verti-Crete, LLC
    Inventors: William Brent Baker, David McKay Balls, Daniel M. Balls, Mike Sharp
  • Publication number: 20130248682
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a movable corner arrangement for a mould for forming at least one of the inner corner surfaces of a mouldable building module. The inner mould has an upper support panel for forming the ceiling surface of the building module and a plurality of movable side walls that depend from the upper support panel using flexible peripheral edge elements. The side walls have mould facing side wall surfaces movable to a position to form corresponding internal wall surfaces of the mouldable building module. The movable side walls are movable inwards and away from their respective formed internal wall surfaces to release the formed building module from the inner mould. A movable corner arrangement is used to form the internal corners of the mouldable building module located between adjacent movable side walls and includes a corner post and a corner post support coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Floreani, Leo Trevor Floreani
  • Patent number: 8529243
    Abstract: A mold includes a bottom die and an upper die. The bottom die defines a bottom cavity and includes a bottom parting surface. The upper die defines an upper cavity and includes an upper parting surface. The bottom cavity and the upper cavity cooperatively form a mold cavity, and at least one of the bottom parting surface and the upper parting surface defines receiving grooves. The mold further includes a block and a spacer. The spacer is received in a specific one of the receiving grooves. The block is detachably fixed in the specific receiving groove and holds the spacer in the specific receiving groove. The block protrudes out of the specific receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia-Ming Wang
  • 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: 20130108749
    Abstract: Muffinmeal™ is a baking accessory used to form cavities of various sizes and shapes in the top of cupcakes, muffins or other baked goods. The baking accessory consists of two components. A cavity forming attachment and the base/stem embodiment are assembled to form the desired cavity. The interface between the stem and the receiving hole in the base of the cavity forming attachment allow for repeatable vertical adjustment of the cavity forming attachment. The Muffinmeal™ baking accessory creates an exposed cavity on top of the baked surface that can be filled with various food products. The Muffinmeal™ baking accessory allows the baked mixture to rise un-constricted, producing a naturally rounded and aesthetically pleasing baked surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: William Roger Bombard, Elke Mildred Quade
  • Publication number: 20130089372
    Abstract: A precast concrete solid core paver block which has a first pair of flat parallel side walls and a second pair of transverse parallel side walls. One side has at least one block engaging projection in one or more portions thereof and spaced between a top and bottom surface of the paver block. The opposed side wall has a slot to receive in close sliding fit the at least one block engaging projection of an adjacent one of the paver blocks for side-by-side interengagement while permitting horizontal displacement of the adjacent paver block and the block engaging projection thereof while preventing vertical displacement thereof wherein a top face of the paver blocks lie in a substantially common planar surface. Spacers form open joints about each block in portions thereof to communicate with a support bed and form a permeable paved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Ciccarello
  • Patent number: 8393593
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable molding apparatus for constructing pre-cast structure. The portable molding apparatus comprises a container, a plurality of partition members, at least one retainer, and a plurality of spacing members. The container comprises a floor, and a pair of longitudinal walls vertically extending from the floor for configuring an interior space therebetween. The plurality of partition members is supported on the floor in a spaced apart manner. The at least one retainer is positioned between at least one pair of partition members of the plurality of partition members for configuring at least two sets of partition members. The plurality of spacing members is positioned between partition members of each of the at least two sets of partition members for configuring a plurality of mold cavities therebetween. The plurality of mold cavities is adapted to receive a building material for constructing the pre-cast structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: William Randall Hoff
  • Patent number: 8268223
    Abstract: A form and process for casting concrete blocks, each having at least one side textured. The blocks are cast in cavities which have a resilient insert on at least one side for imparting texture to the blocks. After the cast blocks are cured, the form is inverted and placed on a support surface. At least the side having the resilient insert is moved laterally away from the block and the form is lifted to leave the block on the support surface. The textured side can release from the form despite deep grooves and crevices simulating natural stones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Redi-Rock International, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin R. Manthei
  • Patent number: 8262055
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjustable stair forming apparatus, adapted to form a flight of stairs of a settable material. The flight of stairs including a series of treads interconnected by intermediate risers. The apparatus comprises, a frame to support a series of forming units provide a forming surface. Each forming unit, includes a tread defining formwork that includes a rectangular shaped tread forming surface, slidably and pivotally mounted to the frame from or toward a first major edge of the tread forming surface. The forming unit also has a riser defining formwork that includes a rectangular shaped riser forming surface with a first major edge adjustably mounted from or toward the opposite major edge of the tread forming surface. The riser forming surface at least in part co-extending with the tread forming surface in a stair width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Any Step Technology Limited
    Inventors: Anthony William Costello, Trevor James Anderson, John Owen Gardner
  • Publication number: 20120181416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable slump mold for molding a clay slab into a ceramic object. The mold includes a plurality of elongate members. The mold also includes a plurality of connectors connected to and extending from first ends of the elongate members, respectively. Each connector is shaped to slidably receive an adjacent one of the elongate members. The elongate members are thereby slidably connected together via the connectors. The elongate members so connected together form an adjustable mold shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: David Lee
  • Patent number: 8197744
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for blow molding an article wherein a parison is positioned between substantially opposed mold closures. The opposed mold closures and at least one other mold closure are advanced, wherein the at least one other mold closure is advanced into abutment with at least one of another of the substantially opposed mold closures, and another of the at least one other mold closure. Thereafter, a gas may be injected within the interior of the parison to form a molded article, the mold closures retracted along their respective axes, and the molded article removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Harald Knueppel, Steve L. Toth
  • Patent number: 8162638
    Abstract: The apparatus may include moveable partitions that may be positioned in a side-by-side arrangement. The partitions may be moveable with respect to each other to facilitate installation of liners and reinforcing material and the removal of the concrete structures from the apparatus after the concrete has hardened. Cavities may be defined between the partitions for receiving concrete to form panels for use in barriers, walls and other structures. Removable liners may be temporarily secured to the partitions in a manner that does not comprise the integrity of the liners. Further, the liners may be secured to the partitions utilizing a combination of mechanical and magnetic coupling. The liners may also include a molded portion for forming surface treatments in the panels. Removable bulkheads placed into the cavities allow the dimensions of the cavities to be variable to thereby permit the formation of panels of different dimensions using the same partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Property Management LLC
    Inventors: Gale J. Stott, Tony D. Stott
  • Patent number: 8097196
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method and device are disclosed for manufacturing a mould for the manufacture of at least one product. The product can be a concrete body. The method includes: adjusting a rough shape which roughly approximates, with clearance, the shape of a side of the product; arranging a layer of processible material over the rough shape, and processing the layer of material in accordance with almost exactly the shape of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Interra Bouwburo B.V.
    Inventor: Bernardus Ludgerus Lubertus Hijlkema
  • Publication number: 20110309229
    Abstract: A mold for making a membrane having a reinforcement annulus configured to be received within a flow control system for use with a micropump is disclosed. The mold has a female body portion, a male body portion and a body support member. The female body portion has a cylindrical elongate lower portion extending along an axis and having a diameter D, and a centered, concave upper face having substantially the same diameter D and having a radius of curvature R. The upper face is oriented substantially perpendicularly to the axis of the elongate lower portion and extends therefrom. The male body portion has a cylindrical elongate upper portion having a lower terminus and extending along an axis. The upper portion thereof has a diameter substantially equal to D. The male body portion further has a central cylindrical portion having a height H and extending from the lower terminus along the axis of the upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Farid Amirouche, Matthew Cantwell
  • Publication number: 20110297813
    Abstract: Described is a unit for supporting ceramic products (1), in particular ceramic products (1) made by slip casting in porous moulds; the unit (100) comprises a first element (2) for gripping and supporting the product (1); a second element (3) for supporting a first, base portion (Ia) of the product (1) and designed to at least partly support the weight of the product (1); and elements (4), positioned and acting on the second element (3), for elastically reacting along a vertical axis (Z).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA'COOPERAT IVA
    Inventors: Stefano Scardovi, Santo Monteforte
  • Patent number: 8070470
    Abstract: A mold assembly has two mold half shells each having an outer and inner wall for defining the shape of a container to be formed. Two mold half carriers each have an inner wall overlaying and spaced from a corresponding mold shell outer wall for supporting the shells in the assembly. At least one insulating pad is sandwiched between the inner wall and the corresponding outer wall and is secured to one of the inner wall and the outer wall. The pad supports the outer wall in non-contacting and buffering relation relative the carrier inner wall. Each pad may be secured in a recessed seat in the respective wall. Pads may be secured in recessed seats having a depth less than the thickness of the pad. Pads absorb mold operational forces to reduce wear, reduce conduction from shell to carrier and facilitate the use of different-sized shells with one carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Wentworth Mold Ltd.
    Inventors: Tar Tsau, Kyi San Kyi