Having Plural Mold Sections Patents (Class 249/160)
  • Patent number: 10231577
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for preparation of grilled domed hamburger patties. The apparatus cooks hamburger patty evenly on the inside, suitable for various gradations of doneness, such as rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, and well done. It also keeps the thickness of the hamburger patty of uniform size and reduces the shrinkage of the hamburger patty in diameter. The excess melted fat is allowed to drain off while making it less greasy. The patty remains juicy and uniformly cooked and the device prevents the charcoaling appearance of the hamburger patty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Samir Hanna Safar
  • Patent number: 10100427
    Abstract: A hybrid crucible comprising a frame and a bottom plate. The crucible is characterized by the selection of material of these two components, which have been optimized in terms of thermal conductivity. The crucible is adapted to produce crystalline materials. Moreover, a method for producing crystalline material is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ALD VACUUM TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Henrik Franz, Christoph Morche, Andreas Zimmermann, Armin Wengerter, Kai Müller, Michael Hohmann
  • Patent number: 10028547
    Abstract: A method is provided for integrally forming a flip-flop shoe including a sole, a vamp having a toe slot, and a rib interconnected between the sole and the vamp. A sole cavity is defined between middle and lower molds. A vamp cavity is defined between upper and middle molds. An insertion block on the upper mold is received in a slot of the middle mold and corresponds to the toe slot. A rib cavity is defined between an end of the slot and the insertion block and intercommunicates with the sole cavity and the vamp cavity. Molten plastic material is filled into the sole cavity, the vamp cavity, and the rib cavity to form an integral flip-flop shoe including the sole, the vamp, the rib, and the toe slot. The upper and lower molds are then opened, and the integral flip-flop shoe is removed from the middle mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Chang-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9907498
    Abstract: A body-mountable device may be formed of a polymeric material. A molding form can define a cavity and polymeric material can be formed using the mold to create a device shaped in accordance with the cavity. Electronics disposed on a substrate can be encapsulated within the polymeric material by forming a first layer of polymeric material, positioning the substrate on the first layer, and then forming a second layer of polymeric material over the substrate. A channel can expose a sensor disposed on the substrate. The channel may be formed while molding the second layer of polymeric material over the substrate. The molding form can include a protrusion that extends toward the sensor. A sacrificial sealant material can be applied to the sensor or the protrusion to create a seal between the protrusion and the sensor. The polymeric material forms around the sealed protrusion to create the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Barrows, James Etzkorn
  • Patent number: 9486942
    Abstract: A mold bushing assembly includes a pin member for assembly to a first mold portion and a bushing member for assembly to a second mold portion. The pin member includes a projection that includes a land portion and a guide portion, with the land portion being cylindrical and having an axial length, and with the guide portion extending from the land portion and having a varying cross sectional diameter that decreases from the land portion. The bushing member includes a bushing cavity into which the projection at least partially extends when the first and second mold portions are engaged with at least a portion of the land portion extending into the bushing cavity to aid in accurate alignment of the mold portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Stampede Die Corp.
    Inventors: Lee A. VanDyk, Randall T. Kerkstra
  • Patent number: 9420870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for attaching lipstick to a lipstick dispenser and to a corresponding machine. The method for attaching lipstick to a dispenser, wherein the dispenser includes a distal end for the lips, and the dispenser includes a receptacle having an insertion opening fitted to a proximal end of the stick. The method includes: a moving step in which the insertion opening and the proximal end of the stick are moved adjacent to one another so as to substantially block the insertion opening; and a nesting step in which the stick is nested in the receptacle via a recess formed in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Jean-Jocelyn Lebert
  • Patent number: 9329575
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing comprising a sintered ceramic body traversed by a hole. According to the invention, the body includes a top surface and a bottom surface each of which includes a functional element communicating with said hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Comadur S.A.
    Inventors: Bruno Besutti, Marie-Claire Barata, Christian Russi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150041623
    Abstract: An inexpensive, cost-effective ice cream cake form with interchangeable ice cream cake molds. The ice cream cake form allows the user to simply, quickly, and inexpensively create ice cream cakes of varying sizes and shapes in the home environment by simply changing the ice cream cake molds used with a tray that serves as the bottom of the ice cream cake form and a serving tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Morris Fillekes, Jennifer Elizabeth Engel-Fillekes
  • Patent number: 8940349
    Abstract: In a process for producing half-shells (2) which are made from a dough for bakery products and are characterized by an annular orifice rim (6) with a finished surface, by producing a wafer sheet (1) comprising a plurality of half-shells (2) connected to one another by an interconnecting wall (4), by forming and baking said dough in a mold with the use of a mold formed by two complementary plates (12, 14) having respective front surfaces which, as a result of the fitting together of the two plates, can define a forming cavity having a shape generally corresponding to that of said wafer sheet (1), a mold is used wherein the front forming surface of at least one of said plates has shaped portions (26) which project towards the front surface of the other plate (12) and which can define, in the dough that is subjected to baking in the forming cavity, a notch (24) in the interconnecting wall (4) adjacent each half-shell (2), wherein the plates can be fitted together in an initial position in which the forming cavit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Soremartec S.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Bartolucci, Rino Durio
  • Patent number: 8858207
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for treating an infected implant area of a knee joint comprises surgically accessing the implant area, and inserting a tibial component into the tibia using an antibiotic-impregnated material. A femoral component is formed that is configured to interact with the tibial component by stable knee joint articulation and motion. The femoral component is formed of an antibiotic-impregnated material using a mold. The femoral component is attached to the femur using an antibiotic-impregnated material, and the tibial component is interfaced with the femoral component to form a stable temporary knee joint capable of reducing the spread of infection while permitting movement of the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Parker Evans
  • Publication number: 20140252667
    Abstract: A cast mould for manufacturing a contact lens or an intraocular lens, wherein the cast mould is provided with a central part and a bearing ring and a flexible connection between the central part and the bearing ring. Further, an injection mould is provided for manufacturing such a cast mould and a method for manufacturing such a cast mould. The injection mould is provided with a mould cavity with a plunger biased by a spring towards the mould cavity which serves for compensating shrinkage which occurs during the curing of the plastic injected into the injection mould. Also described is a method for manufacturing a contact lens or intraocular lens with the aid of the cast mould, as well as a contact lens or intraocular lens obtained with this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVALENS B.V.
    Inventors: Emerentius Maria Josephus Antonius Van Dijk, Joery Johannes Sinkeldam
  • Publication number: 20140226123
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a casting cup assembly comprising frontcurve and basecurve molds which of which includes a ring that circumscribes the respective concave and convex mold surface. When the casting cup is assembled, the rings align and minimize de-centering and tilting of the concave and convex mold surfaces which, in turn, reduces edge defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent H. Barre, Scott F. Ansell, Gregory L. Berckmiller, Timothy Burkill, Mark McConnell
  • Publication number: 20140224959
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a casting cup assembly comprising frontcurve and basecurve molds which of which includes a ring that circumscribes the respective concave and convex mold surface. When the casting cup is assembled, the rings align and minimize de-centering and tilting of the concave and convex mold surfaces which, in turn, reduces edge defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent H. Barre, Scott F. Ansell, Gregory L. Berckmiller, Timothy Burkill, Mark McConnell
  • 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: 8770266
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a piston for an internal combustion engine by casting, the piston having a cooling channel therein, the apparatus including a fixed die with an upwardly opened cavity in which a core serving to form the cooling channel is to be disposed, a moveable die moveably disposed relative to the fixed die in a vertical direction and including a predetermined engaging portion, a guide die including an engaging portion engageable with the fixed die and having a same shape as that of the engaging portion of the moveable die, and a core retaining mechanism disposed in the guide die to retain the core in a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Sasaki, Norikazu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140131548
    Abstract: A construction form system for forming concrete walls for use as above grade walls, foundations, frost walls, exterior envelopes, and the like, is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of pairs of opposing vertical forming panels spaced from each other to define a forming cavity disposed to receive a hardenable material. Each pair of opposing forming panels comprises an inner panel forming part of an inner wall and an outer panel forming part of an outer wall. The system also includes an outer rail positioned between each adjacent pair of outer forming panels and an inner rail positioned between each adjacent pair of inner forming panels. The inner forming panels comprise support panels configured to be selectively addable and removable from between each adjacent pair of inner rails prior to and subsequent to a pouring of the hardenable material into the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: TF Forming Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald T. Spude, Steven T. Huff, Bryan L. Danner
  • Publication number: 20140065267
    Abstract: A mold for forming a frozen pop or molded treat, and a method for forming a frozen pop and frozen pops or molded treats made therefrom are described which include a female mold body defining an interior mold space and having a first open end and a second end; a base having a support surface with an opening extending longitudinally therethrough, the base configured to be positioned around or within the first end of the female mold body and to support by the support surface a frozen pop or molded treat formed in the interior space of the female mold body; and a removable male insert mold body, wherein the male insert mold body is configured to fit through the opening in the support surface in the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Shotcicle LLC
    Inventors: Frank Albano, Michael Santangelo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140023758
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for, the manufacture of chocolate products formed from chocolate of at least two colours, where mould assemblies arranged with mould cavities in columns and rows are advanced under a filling head which fills the mould cavities in a row, advances the mould assemblies and vibrates the mould assemblies to release any air trapped in the mould cavities. The mould cavities are provided in mould plates formed from acrylic sheet material, enabling chocolates of a wide range of shapes/sizes to be manufactured, where the chocolates may have sharp edges for added aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: CHOCOLATE GRAPHICS PTY LTD
    Inventor: John Wesley Taylor
  • Patent number: 8632334
    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: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Harald Knueppel, Steve L. Toth
  • Publication number: 20130320579
    Abstract: A forming device includes a closure and an exterior face. The closure is sized and shaped to substantially close off an opening of a select space, and the exterior face is configured to confront and shape insulation. The forming device may further include a plurality of lip members extending away from the closure, the lip members being contiguous with the closure and generally surrounding the closure. The lip members may be curved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Glen W. O'Donnell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130313404
    Abstract: A mold assembly for manufacturing ophthalmic lenses which comprises an anti-tilt feature that prevent relative movement of one half of the mold assembly relative to the other half of the mold assembly. The anti-tilt feature ensures that the edges of the ophthalmic lenses are symmetric around their periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Cory R Katterhenry
  • 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: 8567162
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dynamic bioactive bone graft material and a method of handling the material to prepare an implant. In one embodiment, a method of preparing a dynamic bioactive bone graft implant is provided. The method includes the step of providing a porous, fibrous composition of bioactive glass fibers, wherein the fibers are characterized by fiber diameters ranging from about 5 nanometers to about 100 micrometers, and wherein the porosity of the matrix ranges from about 100 nanometers to about 1 millimeter. The porous, fibrous composition is introduced into a mold tray, and a shaped implant is created using the mold tray. The composition may be wetted with a fluid such as saline or a naturally occurring body fluid like blood prior to creating the shaped implant. In another embodiment, the porous, fibrous composition is provided with the mold tray as a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Prosidyan, Inc.
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. Bagga, Hyun W. Bae, Thomas E. Day
  • Patent number: 8535043
    Abstract: The present invention provides molds useful in contact lens production, which molds incorporate a centering and spacing feature in the form of tabs on one of the mold halves. The spacing feature both centers the mold halves in relationship to each other and permits free flow of excess monomer from the mold. Additionally, the spacing feature aids in height control of the one mold half in relation to the other mold half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose L. Perez, David A. Katterhenry, Matias D. Heinrich
  • Patent number: 8506283
    Abstract: A device, such as a tamale maker, for inserting edible filling into dough, generally includes a lower assembly and an upper assembly. The lower assembly includes an elongate cylindrical mold sleeve comprised of a plurality of separable longitudinal segments around a central cavity and a base for receiving the mold sleeve so as to define a container for receiving dough. The upper assembly comes in two forms, one having a plunger for use with masa dough having a firm consistency so it can be formed into a self-supporting shape, and one having tines for inserting a solid or frozen filling into flowable or soft masa dough. The tamale is removed from the container by separating one or more sleeve segments of the container to expose the tamale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Edward Ray Gonzales
  • Patent number: 8465216
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a recording device onto a preexisting sex toy is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus allows a camera mounting enclosure that is connected to a swiveling member that can be rotated upside down so that a standard digital camera can be mounted onto a screw embedded in the camera mounting enclosure. In other embodiments, a pair of gripper arms mounted onto the camera mounting enclosure can be adjusted to different widths that allows for camera phones to be securely held. The gripper arms can also secure an adapter that allows for a web cam to be mounted onto the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jeff Justice
  • Publication number: 20130127088
    Abstract: An inner mold body includes a first pair of side walls opposite one another, each of the first pair of side walls having a pair of engagement members attached thereto, a second pair of side walls opposite one another; wherein each of the second pair of side walls is adjacent to each of the first pair of side walls, and a separation mechanism in contact with each of the second pair of side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Craig T. Dillon, Andrew R. Romano
  • Publication number: 20120261546
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a modular articulating cement spacer mold for forming a temporary implant comprising a mold first portion, a mold second portion, and a ventilation forming surface feature on an interior surface of at least one of the mold first portion or the mold second portion. The first mold portion and the second mold portion have corresponding interior surfaces that form a cavity therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: H. Gene Hawkins, William Hartman, Kristen Martin, Nathan A. Winslow
  • Patent number: 8287269
    Abstract: The invention provides molds useful in the production of contact lenses having seamless edges and in which molds movement of one mold half in relation to the other mold half is decreased. These results are attained by providing mold halves with shoulder stops and seam-matching features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Dharmesh K. Dubey, Xu Song, Mark E. Schlagel
  • Patent number: 8250740
    Abstract: In a method for making an inspection fixture, a detachable mold assembly and a hardenable fluid are firstly prepared. Secondly, the hardenable fluid is poured into the mold assembly, and a plurality of molding pins are inserted into the mold assembly. Thirdly, a main body with a plurality of positioning holes corresponding to the molding pins (i.e., the locations thereof) are formed in the mold after the hardenable fluid hardens. Fourthly, the mold assembly is detached, and the part is removed from the mold. Finally, a plurality of positioning pins is mounted into the positioning holes of the molded part, the positioning holes having remained upon removal of the molding pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Ping Chen, Lei Li, Yan-Hua Xing, Wen-Quan Xu, Chang-Fa Sun, Lin-Sen Dong
  • 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: 20120199721
    Abstract: A combination retaining wall structure and masonry form apparatus is provided having a first block with a depending lip and a non-linear edge, a second block having an upper surface with a recess presenting an inwardly facing edge, the second block being positioned with respect to a rotational axis through the first block. A zone of contact is located at the intersection of the inwardly facing edge and the outwardly facing edge, providing an area for rotation of the first block about the rotational axis of the second block. The first and second blocks forming a non-linear masonry wall structure having an upright axis, about which plural blocks may be rotated. The depending lip and recess being provided by a masonry form having a first, second, third and fourth sides, the first and second sides being removable for interchangeably configuring the first and second block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: David P. Van Lerberg, Darren A. O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 8221111
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mold wherein one bottom surface member (2) and four lateral surface members (3) are assembled. The sides of each lateral surface member (3) are respectively provided with a projection (5) and a recess (6) for combining the lateral surface members together, and the projection (5) of one lateral surface member (3) is engaged with the recess (6) of the adjacent lateral surface member (3). By using the one bottom surface member (2) and four lateral surface members (3), a mold can be assembled or disassembled without using screw or bolts. Consequently, the assembly or disassembly work of the mold is dramatically simplified, thereby improving work efficiency significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Youhei Sakai, Yoshiyuki Amano
  • Publication number: 20120167516
    Abstract: A method and mould for forming upwardly extending protrusions on a wall masonry block during moulding of the block. The method including pouring a flowable concrete mixture into a lower mould to form a body of said wall masonry block, applying a head shoe to form an upper section of said wall masonry block, the head shoe including a first mould portion for forming an upper bedding face of said block and a second mould portion for forming at least one protrusion extending upwardly from the upper bedding face, the head shoe being shaped to improve the flow of said concrete mixture into the second mould portion during compression of the block, and removing the masonry block from the mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: John Kenneth Dyson
  • 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: 8167264
    Abstract: Self-supporting intermediate walls (12) for cellular division of mould lower parts in a concrete casting machine of the kind typically used for making cast items in the form of concrete blocks for wall construction and elements, solid blocks or blocks with cavities or recesses in two or more rows. By the self-supporting design, the distance between rows of products may be reduced for better utilization of the production plate while at the same time maintaining the replaceability of wear parts. By the invention is indicated a self-supporting intermediate wall (12) consisting of two halves, an intermediate wall with lower pins (18) and an intermediate wall with upper pins (20) which, when the two halves are assembled with the pins engaging a partitioning plate (8), form a self-supporting intermediate wall (12). For moulds with core supports (28), intermediate wall parts (22 and 23) are used with a recess (25) in which the boss (29) on the core support iron (28) fits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: KVM Industrimaskiner A/S
    Inventors: Erik Spangenberg Hansen, Jesper Bjørn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8147727
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for making an ophthalmic lens. The present methods and systems are effecting in coupling two mold sections together at two or more discrete regions. Embodiments of the methods and systems form a bore that extends completely through one of the mold sections and only partially through the other mold section. During formation of the bore, the mold material in proximity to the bore being foamed becomes molten and diffuses from the bore. A portion of the molten mold material is provided at a contact point between the two mold sections and when the molten material cools, the material foams a spot weld between the mold sections. By foaming multiple hollow spot welds in a mold assembly, the two mold sections can be securely coupled to each other during the manufacture of an ophthalmic lens, such as a silicone hydrogel contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Coopervision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Ian Bruce, Robert Oag, Stuart Bailey, Stephen Saunders
  • Patent number: 8128055
    Abstract: A mold for the production of a silica crucible by heat-fusing silica or quartz powder attached onto an inner wall of a rotating mold, wherein a ring-shaped heat insulating barrier material having a specified inner diameter is disposed on an inner peripheral wall of an upper opening portion of the mold corresponding to an upper region of the silica crucible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Super Quartz Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Yoshioka, Masaki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 8105060
    Abstract: A target capsule includes (A) a pedestal having a central projection, (B) a pedestal aid attached to the central projection so as to define a sample-loading assembly, and (C) an impact-receiving member, wherein the components (A), (B), and (C) are detachable from each other. The impact target capsule can be readily loaded with a sample, allows the sample to be easily retrieved after application of impact pressure, and can be used repeatedly, and thereby the capsule can be preferably used as an impact compression apparatus in combination with a single-stage powder gun or a single-stage gas gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideharu Iwasaki, Takayuki Ikeda, Hideaki Fujiwara, Yoshihisa Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8100379
    Abstract: There is provided a mold for use in the production of a silica crucible by heat-fusing silica or quartz powder attached onto an inner wall of a rotating mold, wherein an inner side of an upper opening portion of the mold corresponding to an upper part of the silica crucible is ground to obtain a step portion and a ring-shaped heat insulating barrier member having an inner diameter smaller than that of the mold is disposed on the step portion through a hollow disk-shaped support member having an inner diameter equal to or somewhat larger than that of the heat insulating barrier member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Super Quartz Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Yoshioka, Masaki Morikawa
  • 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: 8066254
    Abstract: In a mold for use in the production of a silica crucible, a cylindrical rim member is engagedly supported through hooks to an inner side of an upper opening portion of the mold corresponding to an upper part of a silica crucible and an outer diameter of the rim member is smaller than an inner diameter of the mold but larger than an inner diameter of the silica crucible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Super Quartz Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Yoshioka, Masaki Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20110210470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to efficient furnace capacity utilization in the production of ingots. The present invention includes a crucible and use of the same. The crucible approximately matches the interior shape of the furnace in which the ingots are produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: 6N Silicon Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Nichol, Dan Smith, Damon Dastgiri, Fritz Kirscht
  • Patent number: 7976763
    Abstract: A protective element for a breakwater or wave-retarding construction comprises a body that has at least two opposing projections. The projections are on either side of a flat base and extend transversely thereto. The periphery of the base is non-circular, so that rolling of the protective element under the influence of the beating of the waves is resisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: HBG Civiel B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Sebastiaan Reedijk, Martijn Klabbers, Markus Muttray
  • Patent number: 7963500
    Abstract: A mold for forming a snowman includes lower, intermediate and upper generally spherical, hollow members comprised of clear plastic. Each plastic member includes an upper aperture for filling the member with snow. The lower member includes a generally flat base portion for positioning stability and an upper connection ring adapted for secure coupling to a lower connection ring on the intermediate member. The intermediate member also includes an upper connection ring adapted for secure coupling to a lower connection ring on the upper member. The three connected members form a hollow, vertical structure which when filled with snow provides a snowman of classic shape, symmetry and proportions. The individual spherical hollow members are easily connected and disconnected, with the intermediate and upper members having apertures for receiving eye, nose, mouth and arm indicia, with the upper member further including a hat mounting arrangement in one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Angela C. Holiday
  • Patent number: 7955546
    Abstract: In the assembly-completed state, the Lower Mold, the Outer Mold, the Upper Mold, and the “inner mold (the integral body of the Pin-holder and the Pin)” are stacked and fixed in this order from the bottom, and the Pin is coaxially inserted into the First Hole of the Outer Mold and the Second Hole of the Upper Mold. In the assembly-completed state, the molding space for molding the ceramic molded body is formed between the surface of the Pin and the First Hole, and the annular minute gap is formed between the surface of the Pin and the Second Hole. The ceramic slurry poured into the Slurry Reservoir Pres formed on the upper surface of the Upper Mold falls and flows into the molding space through the annular minute gap by virtue of the action of gravity or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshioka, Satoshi Ishibashi, Minoru Imaeda, Yosuke Okabe
  • Patent number: 7950872
    Abstract: A form for receiving a filler material to create an island is provided. The form is made essentially entirely out of galvannealed steel that is easily paintable. The form has a substantially continuous wall having an outer surface and an inner surface. The wall is made out of a plurality of galvannealed steel wall sections. The wall has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The inner surface forms an enclosed chamber for receiving the filler material. A first support made out of galvannealed steel is attached to the inner surface of the first side of the wall and a second support made out of galvannealed steel is attached to the inner surface of the second side of the wall. A brace made out of galvannealed steel is disposed between the supports, wherein the brace removably engages the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: John Radu, Jr.