Including Means For Attaching Core To A Support Patents (Class 249/177)
  • Patent number: 9850699
    Abstract: A buck panel adapted to be interconnected with other panels to form a buck to frame a bulkhead or an opening in an insulated concrete form wall for receiving a window or door. The buck panel has a foam portion, a central support beam, a first lateral support beam, and a second lateral support beam. The central support beam is positioned longitudinally within a center portion of the foam portion. A plurality of wings extend from the central support beam in such a way that the wings protrude from an internal surface of the foam portion so as to be received in concrete poured over the internal surface. The first and second lateral support beams are positioned longitudinally within a first side and a second side of the foam portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC
    Inventor: David Michael Garrett
  • Patent number: 9677244
    Abstract: Void former assembly for casting facing elements for reinforced earth. Anchoring recesses are cast into its rear face so that earth-reinforcing strips can be looped through. The anchoring recesses are each formed as a loop channel having a convex inner surface and a concave outer surface, at least one of which has a radius of curvature which increases from the deepest part of the recess towards the rear face. A removable void former assembly and method for casting such facing elements are also described. Because of the varying radius of curvature of the surfaces of the channel, and the rotational and translational withdrawal path of the void formers, the channel can be cast deeper, and with openings which are closer together, than has hitherto been possible using removable void formers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: VSL INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Surya Kusuma, Andreas Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9399315
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a fan casing of a turbomachine made of composite material, in which a mold includes a cylindrical body of lengthways axis and side flanges, and in which a counter-mold includes a cylindrical body and side counter-flanges. The counter-flanges are configured to be attached securely to the flanges, the body of the mold and the body of the counter-mold are concentric, the preform is configured to be positioned between the body of the mold and the body of the counter-mold, and the material of the body of the mold has an appreciably higher expansion coefficient than that of the body of the counter-mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Romain Plante, Jean-Pierre Cauchois, Louis Bettega, Jean-Louis Robert Marcel Castanie
  • Patent number: 9303419
    Abstract: A two-component mold assembly for molding an opening within a concrete wall that provides access to a piping system supporting a sprinkler. The first component is an insert that is mounted on a concrete form, and the second component is a cover that slidably fits over the insert to define the opening in the concrete. The cover plugs the piping system during fabrication of the concrete wall and is removable from the opening in the hardened concrete after the concrete form and the mounted insert are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Tyco Fire Products LP, Tyco Building Services Products (Germany) GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Abels, Michael Imhof
  • 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: 8985546
    Abstract: A system for accelerated manufacturing of concrete modular housing units including a first deck platform including a plurality of exterior movable wall forms. A second deck platform including a plurality of exterior movable wall forms. A first concrete slab is placed on the first deck platform. At least one core including a plurality of core walls placed on the first concrete slab. The exterior movable wall forms of the first deck platform are positioned proximate the core walls to define a wall space there between configured to receive wet concrete and create a first concrete modular housing unit. A second concrete slab is placed on the second deck platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rotondo Weirich, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Paul Rotondo, Steven John Weirich
  • Patent number: 8915038
    Abstract: A dynamic concrete form includes a sleeve defining a passage extending between first and second open ends. A first attachment feature extends outwardly in a first direction from the sleeve at the first open end and a second attachment feature extends outwardly in a second direction that is opposite the first direction at the second open end. In a first position, the passage has a first axial length, the first open end lies in a first plane, and the second open end lies in a second plane. In a second position, the passage has a second axial length that is greater than the first axial length, the first open end lies in the first plane or a first new plane that is parallel to the first plane, and the second open end lies in the second plane or a second new plane that is parallel to the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Lex A. Whitcomb, Sr., John D. Crane, Kerry L. Kinser
  • Publication number: 20140339395
    Abstract: A mold insert (1) for an injection mold, having a forming region (4) for forming a brush part-body (21) and having receiving holes, extending into the forming region (4), for bristle bundles (7), is configured in multiple parts. The mold insert (1) here includes a first mold-insert part (2), having the forming region (4) for the brush part-body (21) and having partial receiving holes (5) for region-wise receiving of bristle bundles (7), and a second mold-insert part (3), having partial receiving holes (6) which, in the use position, adjoin the partial receiving holes (5) of the first mold-insert part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ZAHORANSKY AG
    Inventors: Ingo Kumpf, Bernhard Rees, Florian Kiefer
  • 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: 8876514
    Abstract: In a mold used for manufacturing a composite material structure of the present invention, first segments and second segments each having a plate shape and a convex-shaped obverse surface are each fastened at its end surface to support rings one by one, with the obverse surface being at an upper side, and adjacent segments are joined together at side surfaces thereof, to retain them as a cylindrical mold. In this configuration, in the mold having a substantially cylindrical shape and being dividable into a plurality of segments, the segments are assembled in the cylindrical shape with high position accuracy and in a simplified manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sana, Tomoya Takahashi, Chuzaburou Okamoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140217644
    Abstract: A form for forming a void or an architectural feature of a predetermined configuration in a moldable forming composition is disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide an adjustable form body having first and second sides, said form body configurable between a first substantially planar position and a second non-planar position. In some embodiments, the form comprises a surface coating. A form body according to example embodiments of the invention has a plurality of grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Ralph E. Brafford, JR., Gery Swink, Kenneth L. Mehaffey
  • 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: 20140034804
    Abstract: A core for use in railcar coupler part casting processes is provided. The core includes a body with a side wall, a first opening in a top wall of said body a second opening in a bottom wall of said body, a channel defined through said body connecting said first and said second openings, and at least one channel defined in said bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Bedloe Industries LLC
    Inventors: F. Andrew Nibouar, Jerry R. Smerecky, Kelly Day, Nick Salamasick, Vaughn Makary, Roy Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8623262
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing components from composite fiber materials, at least one placeholder is inserted into a recess in a molding tool, wherein the unfinished component is subsequently produced, the placeholder is removed, at least one lifting pad is inserted into the recess and the unfinished component is removed from the molding tool by inflating the lifting pad. In a system for manufacturing components from composite fiber materials, the component removal process is monitored and controlled by a computer unit in order to prevent predetermined maximum component loads from being exceeded. The gentle component removal process makes it possible to avoid consequential costs for repairing or reworking the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Jung, Michael Bechtold
  • Publication number: 20130221192
    Abstract: A mold core package for forming a molding tool with a removable insert includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate layers form molding pattern walls that generally define a base mold cavity and an insert mold cavity defining a mold surface. A sacrificial displacement line extends through the insert mold cavity closely following contours of the mold surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Charles Alan Rocco, Raymond Edward Kalisz, Jeffery N. Conley, Bernie Gerard Marchetti
  • Patent number: 8449282
    Abstract: A mold for molding optical fiber connector includes a core pin, a core mold and a cavity mold. The core pin has insertion portion and a blind hole forming portion. The core mold defines a hole for receiving the insertion portion. The cavity mold attaches to the core mold and cooperatively defines a molding cavity for forming the optical fiber connector. The cavity mold includes a lens forming portion and a support block in the molding cavity. The core pin aligns with the lens forming portion and the blind hole forming portion thereof is exposed in the molding cavity. The support block is configured for holding the blind hole forming portion and maintaining alignment between the core pin and the lens forming portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Thun Lin
  • Patent number: 8382467
    Abstract: A multiple part mandrel on which a hollow body may be formed includes multiple sectors. Each sector has a skin on an outer face and a pair of opposed side returns at longitudinal sides of the sector. The mandrel formed by the sectors is symmetrical about a central axis of the mandrel. When the sectors are assembled as the mandrel, the side returns of adjacent sectors face each other. Each of the side returns includes a recess in an outside surface of the side return, spaced from the skin of the respective sector, and an inflatable O-ring disposed in the recess. The recesses of adjacent side returns in the mandrel are offset with respect to each other in an axial direction of the mandrel. Inflation of the inflatable O-rings urges adjacent sectors together at the skins of the sectors to seal the adjacent sectors at the skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranee—CNIM
    Inventors: Dominique Micheaux, Pierre Valibouse, Philippe Marino, Denis Colombo
  • Patent number: 8282871
    Abstract: A system includes one or more compacting wall retraction mechanisms for retracting one or more compacting walls of a compactable lightweight concrete block mold having at least two compacting walls. The compacting wall retraction mechanism(s) facilitate release of a compacted lightweight concrete block from the compactable lightweight concrete block mold. The system can include a mold feed conveyor, and a table for receiving the compactable lightweight concrete block mold from the mold feed conveyor. The system can include one or more tube extraction and re-insertion mechanisms for extracting or inserting tubes of a compactable mold. The system can include one or more end wall lock release mechanisms for releasing end walls to remove a molded block from the mold. Mold assembly and disassembly can be controlled by an electronic or computerized controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Lacuna Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin David Davies, Rudolf Alfred Heijden, Richard William Kay, George Briggs Middleton, Robert H. Nippert
  • Patent number: 8251344
    Abstract: A pocketformer for use with an anchor body in post-tensioning concrete has a body having a first side and a second side and a first end and a second end and an interior, a front face formed adjacent the first end, and a tubular member formed in the interior of the body. The first side tapers from the second end to the first end. The second side tapers from the second end to the first end. The first side has an angle of taper greater than an angle of taper of the second side. The body has a generally hollow interior. The tubular member extends from the first end to the second end within the interior of the body. The angle of taper of the first side is approximately 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Felix L. Sorkin
  • Publication number: 20120106904
    Abstract: A core pin assembly is provided that includes a core pin insert comprising a core pin body and at least one pin member, and a core pin support defining a passageway for receiving the core pin member. The core pin support, when assembled to the core pin insert, retains the core pin members in desired positions and resists unintended flexing of the core pin members during the molding process. When used to create a lens body, the presence of the core pin support in the mold during the molding process causes formation of a void, or “window,” in the molded lens body. The window of the lens body may be used to advantage in fixing optical fibers to the lens body by applying epoxy within the window directly to the fiber's glass core/cladding, and in close physical proximity to the fibers distal end within the lens body's passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: William Lamar Herb, Robert Nelson Fair, JR., Doanld Eugene Dellinger
  • Publication number: 20110309230
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a lining element intended to be attached to a support block of a tire mould, comprising the following steps: manufacturing, by selective melting of superposed layers of powder, of an intermediate element comprising the lining element and at least one local support element for locally supporting the lining element, the lining element and the local support element being produced as a single piece, separating the lining element from the support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicants: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Societe De Technologie Michelin
    Inventors: Olivier Lauwers, Arkadiusz Waszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 8048346
    Abstract: A system for fabricating a septic tank using an outer mold and an inner removable plug, between which hardenable fluid material is poured. Preferably, the plug and mold are positioned with respect to one another in a manner that permits a septic tank to be fabricated in a single pour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Mark W. Murphy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7748972
    Abstract: Tensioning installation for the frameworks of pre-tensioned architectural elements designed for the two-way pre-tensioning of concrete or mortar plates, or the like, comprising a molding assembly made up of a flat molding plate (3) delimited on the perimeter by adjustably positioning side walls (4). The assembly rests on an oversized support platform (1)on which the molding assembly is surrounded by a perimeter area (10) of support platform (1) proper, in which perimeter area (10) hydraulic tensioning devices (7) are provided, which are integral to support platform (1) and are arranged in juxtaposition forming opposite facing pairs according to rectilinear alignments forming a grid. Said hydraulic tensioning devices (7) are all connected together serially forming a hydraulic circuit (8) which, in turn, is connected to a hydraulic pressure connection point (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Carlos Fradera Pellicer
  • Patent number: 7658364
    Abstract: Ocular implant devices (10, 20, 121) for the delivery of a therapeutic agent to an eye (101, 301) in a controlled and sustained manner. Dual mode and single mode drug delivery devices (10, 20, 121) are illustrated and described. Implants (10, 20) suitable for subconjunctival placement are described. Implants (121, 10, 20) suitable for intravitreal placement also are described. The invention also includes fabrication and implementation techniques associated with the unique ocular implant devices (10, 20, 121) that are presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Michael R. Robinson, Karl G. Csaky, Robert B. Nussenblatt, Janine A. Smith, Peng Yuan, Cynthia Sung, Matthew P. Fronheiser, Hyuncheol Kim
  • Patent number: 7530544
    Abstract: A construction component is provided comprising a set portion, a hinged portion, and a hinge. The construction component defines an extruded cross-sectional profile defining a panel forming face configured such that an un-cured material may be cured against and subsequently released from the panel forming face in a substantially unobstructed manner. The hinge couples the set portion and the hinged portion such that the hinged portion is movable about the hinge between an engaged state and a disengaged state. The set portion and the hinged portion cooperate to define at least a portion of the panel forming face. The component can be configured such that movement of the hinged portion from the engaged state to the disengaged state reveals a component securing surface of the construction component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyozaburo Takagi
  • Patent number: 7487949
    Abstract: A void former or dowel sleeve adapted to be encapsulated in a hardened mass of concrete, which is collapsible upon the application of a tensile force longitudinally thereof to remove the void former from the concrete and provide a void for a load transferring dowel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Dayton Superior Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford D. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20080217798
    Abstract: A mold structure and the manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The mold structure is comprised of: an axle; a roller, axially ensheathing the axle; and a mold having a specific imprint pattern of microstructures formed thereon, being arranged to mount on the periphery of the roller while connecting to the axle; wherein a pulling force is exerted on the mold by the axle for stretching the mold while enabling the same to tensely adhere upon the periphery of the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chao-Chun Huang, Fuh-Yu Chang, Cheng-Hsuan Lin, Tune-Hune Kao
  • Patent number: 7419130
    Abstract: The present invention concerns rustication forms or moldings having covering (overlay or wrapping) that alleviate problems associated with concrete slab curing. The present invention also concerns methods for forming rustication in concrete walls. The present invention comprises a rustication form substrate, wherein all or portions of the surface exposed to the curing concrete is covered with covering or layering, and only portions of surfaces not exposed to the curing concrete is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Peery Bros. Lumber Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Peery
  • Publication number: 20080169412
    Abstract: To manufacture a casting core, one or more recesses are formed in at least one face of metallic sheetstock. After the forming, a piece is cut from the metallic sheetstock. The piece is deformed to a non-flat configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob A. Snyder, James T. Beals
  • Patent number: 7234308
    Abstract: A metallic, reusable mold with one or more wells. The mold is kept within a cryostat at low temperature. The mold is removed from the cryostat and a tissue specimen is placed into a well within the mold. An embedding medium is added to the well around the tissue specimen. A pre-chilled chuck is then placed against the well opening. The mold with tissue specimen, embedding medium and chuck are returned to the cryostat and the specimen is frozen into a block. The mold and contents are removed and hot water poured against the mold releasing the block with attached chuck from the well. The chuck with attached block is then available for sectioning or other processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Carl H. Critz
  • 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: 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: 7086847
    Abstract: A guide block assembly for aligning and retaining fiber bore forming pins and guide pin bore forming pins in precise relation to each other during the molding of a multi-fiber ferrule includes a unitary member defining at least one fiber bore and at least one guide pin bore. Each fiber bore, and optionally each guide pin bore, is formed by creating a starter hole using a first electric discharge machining (EDM) wire and enlarging the starter hole using a second EDM wire. Each fiber bore has a length to diameter ratio of between approximately 3:1 to 10:1, more preferably between approximately 4:1 to 8:1, and most preferably approximately 6:1. The guide block assembly may further include a cavity behind the fiber bore and a front face that forms a non-rectilinear surface on the face of the ferrule. The unitary block assembly contains fewer parts and is less expensive to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: David L. Dean, Jr., Nick A. Felkenes, Alan J. Malanowski
  • Patent number: 7043777
    Abstract: A single control roman tub faucet (8) includes a lower anchor (10) that is attached to the roughed-in tub surround (51) and an upper anchor (18) that is installed on the final decorative surface of the tub surround. The upper anchor is attached to the lower anchor by a fastener (40) that extends therebetween. Outlet pipes (16) extend through the lower and upper anchors and connect water supply lines to the faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Bloom, Alston E. Williams, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 7004443
    Abstract: A void former comprises a core assembly having at least two body members. The body members are removably coupled together to define the desired shape of a void to be formed in a concrete slab. After the void has been formed in the concrete slab, the body members may be selectively removed from the void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Dayton Superior Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 6978976
    Abstract: An improved core for creating wax patterns of golf club heads is disclosed herein. The core includes a center core piece and several outer core pieces removably coupled to the center core piece by magnets embedded in each of the core pieces. The core further includes a pneumatic release system, including a manifold, to easily separate the center core piece from the outer core pieces and expel the center core piece from a wax pattern, thereby eliminating the need to pry and pull pieces out with a tool, which could damage the wax pattern of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Maurice Duquette, Broadus Perry Wall, Jr., Brent Anderson
  • Patent number: 6911165
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating a concrete slab in a substantially horizontal slip casting process method, concrete mix is fed into a mold through a delimited cross section moving progressively in the casting process so as to form a concrete product of a desired shape. Onto the surface of the casting bed (1) is placed a core (3, 9, 10, 11) capable of delimiting the cross section of the concrete product (5, 5?) so as to provide an opening or a provision for an opening in the bottom surface of the slab. A core is provided for obtaining an opening or a provision for an opening. The structure and/or material of the core is/are such that the core is capable of yielding in vertical direction. A core may also be a multipart core, the outer part of which becomes detached from the inner part of the core in conjunction with lifting off the concrete slab from the casting bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Consolis Technology Oy AB
    Inventors: Tarmo Sahala, Aimo Seppänen, Lassi Järvinen
  • Patent number: 6910876
    Abstract: A method of forming a curved hose and a mandrel for forming a curved hose is disclosed. A hose length is inserted onto a multi-legged mandrel to form a curved hose. The mandrel has at least two legs and the opposing ends of the hose are placed on the mandrel legs such that a portion of the hose is unsupported by an internal mandrel. The unsupported portion of the hose may be straight or may be looped to form a more complexly curved hose. The unsupported portion of the hose may also be held in position by an external mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Ainsworth, Robert John Kozak
  • Patent number: 6877281
    Abstract: A riser section and cover is disclosed. The riser section has a smooth cylindrical sidewall surface, a removable anchor tab on the exterior surface and bosses and ribs on the inside of the sidewall. The riser sections are stackable. The cover has a channel end to removably connect to a riser section. The cover has stowable handles and posts extending from a bottom surface that define wells open at a top surface and which posts fit into the wells of another cover. A bracket is disclosed to releasably secure and position the cover with an attached riser section on a concrete form wall to hold the riser in place while concrete is poured into the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Norman W. Gavin
  • Patent number: 6827324
    Abstract: A baked goods baking kit for making cupcakes, in particular, having hollowed centers which can filled with filling of some sort. The baked goods baking kit includes a baking member having a main wall and also having a plurality of ornamental-shaped cup portions spacedly disposed in the main wall and being adapted to hold baking batter therein; and also includes a baking mold tool being detachably attached to the baking member for forming selected shapes in the baked goods being baked in the ornamental-shaped cup portions of the baking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Paul D. Yother
  • Patent number: 6805547
    Abstract: A mold assembly for forming a wax pattern in the shape of a golf club head includes a plurality of outer molds coupled together to defined a cavity and an inclined tunnel therein, with a plurality mold cores received in the cavity and a supporting member received in the inclined tunnel, in order to form a wax pattern which has an opening formed in an inclined front face thereof. Furthermore, both the tunnel and a parting plane between the mold cores make such a compensatory angle with horizontal surfaces of the outer molds that the opening of the wax pattern may be delimited by a peripheral wall perpendicular to a front face of the wax pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Fu Sheng Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Huang Hsu
  • Patent number: 6767199
    Abstract: A guide block assembly for aligning and retaining fiber bore forming pins and guide pin bore fanning pins in precise relation to each other during the molding of a multi-fiber ferrule includes a unitary member defining at least one fiber bore and at least one guide pin bore. Each fiber bore, and optionally each guide pin bore, is formed by creating a starter hole using a first electric discharge machining (EDM) wire and enlarging the starter hale using a second EDM wire. Each fiber bore has a length to diameter ratio of between approximately 3::1 to 10::1, more preferably between approximately 4::1 to 8::1, and most preferably approximately 6::1. The guide block assembly may further include a cavity behind the fiber bore and a front face that forms a non-rectilinear surface on the face of the female. The unitary block assembly contains fewer parts and is less expensive to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: David L. Dean, Jr., Alan J. Malanowski, Nick A. Felkenes
  • Publication number: 20040135060
    Abstract: A mold apparatus and method for manufacturing panels having, as desired, one or more areas of reduced material comprising a facing sheet and integrally attached cell forming walls extending in roughly perpendicular fashion from the facing sheet. Additionally, a method for molding panels, including large scale panels, from thermoplastic resins and other moldable materials requiring significantly less energy than other known molding methods, and providing for panels having one or more areas exhibiting continuous outer surfaces on all dimensions. A lower negative mold member has a plurality of upwardly facing positive standoffs defining interstitial channels into which thermoplastic resin or other moldable material is filled. A generally planar upper mold member is placed on the lower mold, and the combined mold assembly is then subjected to elevated heat and pressure, allowing said thermoplastic resin or other moldable material to melt within the interstitial spaces of the lower mold member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Donald S. Rogers, Ores Paul Seaux, Kenneth P. Seaux
  • Patent number: 6749171
    Abstract: A rustication for preparing reveal bands in a precast panel surface. The rustication is made from a one piece elongate body of extruded foam and comprises an upper surface, a lower surface and laterally-spaced sidewall surfaces that extend between the upper and lower surfaces. The lower surface defines a base plane. One or more downward-extending edges that project below the lower surface base plane are included such that they can bend under the application of a load, such as when concrete is poured around it to form the precast panel. Under such a load, the edge scrapes along the top of a panel-forming surface so that an enhanced sealing engagement between the panel-forming surface and the rustication is effected. The rustication can further include a plurality of longitudinally-spaced apertures that extend from the upper surface to the lower surface to facilitate the securing of the rustication to the panel-forming surface, thereby precluding rustication shift once the concrete is pouted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyozaburo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20040104498
    Abstract: An insert is provided for forming a void in precast concrete that includes a tube defined by a wall and having a plurality of formed, longitudinally spaced-apart ribs that project radially outwardly from an outer surface of the wall. A plurality of corresponding recesses are defined in an interior surface of the wall. A plurality of score lines are positioned between the ribs so that the tube may be adjusted in length to meet the particular requirements associated with a specific design of precast concrete. At least one removable cap is positioned in an open end of the tube so as to prevent concrete from entering the tube during casting. A method for forming a void within a precast concrete structure is also provided in which the tubular sleeve assembly is positioned within a form containing uncured concrete, and one or more of the score lines are cut so as to adjust the length of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventor: David Schneider
  • Patent number: 6736366
    Abstract: Adjacent tilt-up concrete wall panels are poured on a horizontal concrete floor or forming surface and are separated by a bulkhead device including a base member or channel of extruded semi-rigid plastics material and secured by screws to the forming surface. The base channel has upwardly projecting walls with inwardly projecting opposing teeth which releasably engage outwardly projecting teeth on spaced side walls of a generally U-shaped bulkhead member of extruded semi-rigid plastics material. The spaced side walls also have opposing ribs for gripping a bulkhead extension member, and the bulkhead member is also extruded with outwardly and downwardly projecting walls which have tapered lower edge portions engaging the forming surface to form chamfer corners on the concrete panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignees: Miller-Valentine Construction Inc., Fukuvi- USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Eyring, Kyozaburo Takagi