Mold Including Core And Means To Remove Core Patents (Class 249/63)
  • Patent number: 10744861
    Abstract: The weather strip for an automobile includes an extrusion formed portion and a molding formed portion and each includes an attaching base portion and a sealing portion. The attaching base portion includes an attaching base portion bottom side portion which faces the outer peripheral portion of the opening and closing member for the opening of the vehicle body or the outer peripheral brim of the opening. A core removing slit is formed at the attaching base portion bottom side portion extending in a longitudinal direction and a connecting sheet provided for covering an outer surface of the attaching base portion bottom side portion by crossing over the core removing slit, The connecting sheet is formed by an olefin system resin and a surface of the connecting sheet facing the attaching base portion bottom side portion is fusion-bonded to the outer surface of the attaching base portion bottom side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kawai, Tomoaki Aiso, Daisuke Hokama, Kiminori Mine
  • Patent number: 10300644
    Abstract: A modular pod for an injection mold includes a molding insert shaped to produce a molded part. The modular pod can be linked with a plurality of additional modular pods to form an injection mold. When a molding insert experiences a problem, the molding insert can be removed from the mold and replaced with a replacement insert. The modular pod employs a mechanical solution to eject the formed parts from the mold, without employing hydraulics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Tessy Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Dale K. Ware, Robert Lippert, Gabor Bertalan
  • Patent number: 10119264
    Abstract: An air dome foundation comprises multiple foundation modules (110). The multiple foundation modules (110) are used to be placed on the ground end to end. The foundation modules (110) comprise straight structure and L-shaped structure. The foundation is low in construction cost, short in construction period and suitable for always moving or the situation in which original ground surface can not be modified or damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Long Xiao, Hongyi Ding, Xiudong Wei, Maozhang Huang
  • Patent number: 9045264
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) having a cover (2) which is connected to the container (1) by at least two hinge arrangements (3) so that it can be opened and closed about a pivot axis (a) relative to the container (1). For permanent attachment of the cover to the container each hinge arrangement (3) comprises: a hinge gudgeon (4) disposed on the cover (2) with a casing section (5) formed in some sections in a dish shape on which a web (6) extending in the direction of the pivot axis (a) is formed; and a slot (7) introduced into the upper edge region of the container (1) and extending in the direction of the pivot axis (a) for receiving the casing section (5) formed in some sections in a dish shape, wherein the extent (b) of the casing section (5) together with the web (6) measured in the direction of the pivot axis (a) is greater than the extent (c) of the slot (7) measured in the direction of the pivot axis (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Volker Pils
  • Publication number: 20150069212
    Abstract: A system designed to create the inverse shape of an object inside of wet concrete until hard, using and inflatable form. The inflatable inverse concrete coil form has the advantage of lower cost, can be reused, and has the ability to create shapes that would be impossible to make with ridged forms, or in limited space. The system advances the practical abilities of concrete by gaining its entire form structure through internal forces, and uses liquid as a ballast to achieve neutral buoyancy against the float force in wet cement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Marc Mason
  • Publication number: 20150069660
    Abstract: The improved mold assembly for cultured marble molding is provided. The mold assembly can comprise a male mold portion and a female mold portion. The assembly can further comprise a molding tool. The molding tool can have a side wall having an upper curved portion and a lower curved portion. The molding tool can have a bowl portion and an apron portion spaced from the bowl portion by a gap. The molding tool can be constructed from a flexible and/or soft material. The molding tool can facilitate molding of a countertop having at least one seamless curved edge and/or an at least partially seamless sink portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Damian J. Le Duff, Manuel Alvarez
  • Patent number: 8920701
    Abstract: A method for producing a sanitary article, comprises the step of introducing liquid clay into the casting chamber of a casting mould, the step of hardening the liquid clay in the casting mould and the step of separating the casting mould for removing the hardened sanitary article out of the casting mould. Prior to the step of introducing the liquid clay, at least one slide is introduced from outside the casting chamber along an insertion direction (E) at least partially into the casting chamber, wherein the slide is removed out of the casting chamber in opposition to the insertion direction (E) prior to or during the step of separating the casting mould, wherein an opening, an indentation or a break-through can be provided in the sanitary article by means of the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Geberit International AG
    Inventors: Urs Inglin, Peter Schwendener, Margit Harsch
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140333011
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method (1600) may involve additive manufacturing (1602) a walled structure (e.g., a shell or an enclosure) onto a print bed, positioning (1604) a support piece having a non-stick surface (e.g., a Teflon®) near or inside the structure, additive manufacturing (1606) a layer of material onto one or more walls and onto the support piece to create an overhang, and removing (1616) the support piece after the material making up the overhang has returned to a solid state or hardened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ali Javan Javidan, Carl A. Cepress
  • Patent number: 8807982
    Abstract: An expandable molding insert apparatus and corresponding method are provided. The insert apparatus may be expandable between a first uncompressed position with a first diameter and a second compressed position with a second, larger diameter due to axial decompression and compression, respectively, of the insert apparatus. For example, the insert apparatus may include an inner rod, an outer jacket, and a compression member. The compression member may be configured to provide axial compression to the outer jacket, such that the outer jacket may be adjusted between a first uncompressed position with a first outer diameter and a second compressed position with a second, larger outer diameter. The insert apparatus of the present disclosure facilitates withdrawal of the insert apparatus from a molded component, requires a minimal number of mechanical components, and provides for ease of actuation when the insert apparatus is utilized during a molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Tindall Corporation
    Inventor: Roger C. Knox
  • Publication number: 20140224957
    Abstract: A moulded structural tub for a vehicle, the tub having: a main compartment bounded by a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall, and a floor extending between the lateral walls; a strengthening member integral with the first lateral wall and projecting in a longitudinal direction from the first lateral wall towards the second lateral wall; the profile of the surfaces of the main compartment being such that, in any cross-sectional plane parallel to the longitudinal direction and perpendicular to the plane generally defined by the floor, the length of a line drawn in that cross-sectional plane between a fixed point on that part of the strengthening member closest to the second lateral wall, and a movable point confined to the profile monotonically increases in length as the movable point on the profile is moved in a generally longitudinal direction so as to trace from the fixed point along the profile of the first lateral wall, the floor and the second lateral wall in an unbroken set of points representing th
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Claudio Santoni
  • Patent number: 8801425
    Abstract: A mold for fabricating a light guiding plate includes an upper mold, a lower mold and a die core assembly. The upper mold defines a first cooling channel therein. The lower mold defines a cavity thereon. The die core assembly is mounted on the upper mold, and includes a base plate connected to the upper mold and a core plate detachably located at a side of the base plate facing the lower mold. The base plate defines a second cooling channel. The second cooling channel communicates with the first cooling channel respectively to cooling the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8800953
    Abstract: A collapsible bladder has flexible outer walls and at least one strut inside the enclosure. The strut is connected to the outer walls and controls the shape into which the enclosure may be collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Michael A. Lee, Kenneth L. Brook
  • Publication number: 20140212536
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a cylindrical master mold assembly having a cylindrical patterned component with a first diameter and a sacrificial casting component with a second diameter. The component with the smaller radius may be co-axially inserted into the interior of the component with the larger radius. Patterned features may be formed on the interior surface of the cylindrical patterned component that faces the sacrificial casting component. The sacrificial casting component may be removed once a cast polymer has been cured to allow the polymer to be released. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Rolith, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Kobrin, Ian McMackin
  • Publication number: 20140180412
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for making a variable textured breast implant when used in conjunction with a breast implant mandrel having a molding surface and a stem depending therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Nieto, Claudia Renteria, Phat Ngo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8579248
    Abstract: A concrete structure kit comprising a dry powdered concrete mixture contained within a shaped container or packaging is provided. In use, the packaged dry concrete mixture is placed in a desired location, water is added to the dry mixture in an appropriate amount, and the concrete is allowed to set in the shape of the container. After the concrete has hardened, the container may be removed from the outside of the concrete structure and discarded. In a second embodiment, a modular concrete mold system is provided, which includes a series of interlocking pieces having various shapes, such as straight sides, curved sides, corners, acute and obtuse angles, and the like. This arrangement allows a user to form a concrete mold into a variety of different shapes, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: James Edward Ray
  • Publication number: 20130183161
    Abstract: An optimally-shaped single part molded wind turbine blade is provided for small wind turbines. Two mold bodies are brought together to form a cavity, and a third retractable mold body is inserted into the cavity. A flowable material such as filled thermoplastic resin is introduced into the space between the mold bodies and solidified. The retractable mold body is retracted and the mold is opened to reveal a single-part wind turbine blade with a hollow root region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Pika Energy LLC
    Inventor: Pika Energy LLC
  • Publication number: 20130156918
    Abstract: Provided is a device that include a first mold member and a second mold member detachably engageable with the first mold member. The first mold member includes an internal reservoir for storing and dispensing a beverage. The first and second mold members collectively define a mold cavity for forming a freezable confection. The device is further configured such that a user may simultaneously consume the frozen confection and the beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Ernest R. Reinhardt, Tracy Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20130146744
    Abstract: A mold includes a first mold base, a second mold base, a core and at least one sliding block. The second mold base engages with the first mode base. The core is fixedly positioned in the second mold base. The at least one sliding block is slidably positioned on the second mold base and positioned adjacent to edges of the core. A plurality of first cooling channels is defined in the core. The at least one sliding block and the core cooperatively form a molding space. A second cooling channel is defined in each sliding block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
  • 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: 20130047530
    Abstract: Hollowcore apparatus for forming a concrete hollowcore slab, comprises a casting bed, side wall elements extending longitudinally of the casting bed for defining sides of a casting mould, at least one non-sacrificial inflatable core former, at least one, preferably non-sacrificial sleeve for substantially receiving the core former, the core former and the sleeve being interconnected and the in use sleeve being turnable inside out by removal of the core former from the casting bed, and at least one holder for preventing or limiting uplift of the in use inflated core former and sleeve relative to the casting bed. A method and hollowcore slab are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: JOHN ANTHONY BRUCE DOUGLAS DURHAM, Nigel Francis Maydew, Howard Peter John Taylor
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120326353
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and a mould for producing a concrete pipe comprising a basic body made of concrete and a plastic inner pipe for conducting a liquid. The method comprises introducing a mould core into the plastic inner pipe, introducing the plastic inner pipe into an outer mould and pouring concrete into an intermediate space between the outer mould and the plastic inner pipe to form the basic body. After the concrete has solidified, the plastic inner pipe remains as inner formwork in the basic body made of concrete and the mould core is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Johann Schlüsselbauer
  • Publication number: 20120313292
    Abstract: A method for producing a sanitary article, comprises the step of introducing liquid clay into the casting chamber of a casting mould, the step of hardening the liquid clay in the casting mould and the step of separating the casting mould for removing the hardened sanitary article out of the casting mould. Prior to the step of introducing the liquid clay, at least one slide is introduced from outside the casting chamber along an insertion direction (E) at least partially into the casting chamber, wherein the slide is removed out of the casting chamber in opposition to the insertion direction (E) prior to or during the step of separating the casting mould, wherein an opening, an indentation or a break-through can be provided in the sanitary article by means of the slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Urs INGLIN, Peter SCHWENDENER, Margit HARSCH
  • Publication number: 20120163032
    Abstract: A light guide plate mold insert includes a molding surface and a number of uniformly distributed dot-shaped recesses. The molding surface is used for forming a reflective surface of a light guide plate. The uniformly distributed dot-shaped recesses are formed in the molding surface. The molding surface includes a number of frosted regions formed by machining the molding surface using a sand-blasting process. Each of the frosted regions includes a number of dot-shaped micro recesses. A distribution density of the micro recesses are greater than that of the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Patent number: 8123998
    Abstract: An injection molding method for a plate-shaped resin substrate, wherein a through-hole whose diameter gradually becomes smaller from one surface to the other surface is provided thereon and fine flow path that connects to the through-hole is provided on the other surface. A cavity is formed by joining one molding die forming one surface with the other molding die forming the other surface. A part of the one molding die that forms the through-hole includes a taper pin that protrudes from the one molding die toward the other molding die. The substrate is formed by filling the cavity with resin material, and the substrate is released from the other molding die by separating the one molding die from the other molding die. By pushing the inner wall of the through-hole with the taper pin projected further toward the other molding die, the substrate is released from the one molding die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Kanji Sekihara
  • Patent number: 8087916
    Abstract: The invention provides a holding jig for supporting and fixing a solid material capable of being foamed by application of heat in a cavity of a hollow structure. The holding jig may be provided with a plate-like base body made smaller in diameter than the cavity of the hollow structure, a holding part that is provided in a predetermined width in the form of a ring on the periphery of one side of said base body and supports one side of the foamable material, a step part with predetermined height, which is projected in the form of a ring at the inner peripheral end of said holding part and supports the inner peripheral surface of the foamable material, and an attaching means with which the base body can be freely attached to or detached from the hollow structure. The holding part can be provided with a plurality of small holes that open from one side to the other side of the base body, preferably in a net or lattice pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cemedine Henkel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Masahiko Koumura
  • Patent number: 7967597
    Abstract: A mold releasing method for releasing a core member from a mold includes steps of: a) providing a supporting member and arranging the supporting member on the mold, the supporting member comprising a base and a number of sidewalls extending from the base to the mold, a through hole being defined in the substrate and co-axially aligned with the core member; b) providing a bolt, the bolt comprising a threaded rod extending through the through hole of the substrate and threadedly engaged with the core member; and c) rotating the bolt to move the core member to disengage from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin-Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 7914274
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes a first mold half, a first mold core received in the first mold half, a second mold half opposite to the first mold half, a second mold core and a plurality of spacers. The second mold core includes a sleeve and a core insert. The sleeve is received in the second mold core. The sleeve includes a receiving hole defined therein, and a plurality of parallel grooves defined in an inner surface in the receiving hole. The grooves are angularly equidistantly spaced from each other. The core insert is received in the receiving hole of the sleeve. The plurality of spacers is configured for being selectively disposed in the corresponding grooves. Each of the spacers is configured for being sandwiched between the sleeve and the core insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 7837391
    Abstract: A bearing retainer unit is formed by an insert-molding technique to cast a molded component of the bearing retainer unit utilizing a bearing bushing. A first mold die, having a circumferential surface shaped to correspond to at least a portion of the inner circumferential surface of a bearing-positioning portion of the molded component, and a second mold die, having an abutment that abuts against an axial end face of the first die, are readied. A molten material is then injected into the mold to form the molded part, thereby forming the die-parting line on the inner circumferential surface of the component's bearing positioning portion, positioned at the radially outer side of the abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kitamura, Takahiro Kikuichi, Fumihiro Umeda, Yoshihisa Kato, Koji Ando
  • Patent number: 7827665
    Abstract: A gasket and mandrel assembly, including a gasket having an annular main body portion with an anchor flange and a pipe sealing portion. The gasket is foldable between a folded position in which the pipe sealing portion is disposed substantially within the main body portion and an unfolded position in which the pipe sealing portion extends outwardly of the main body portion along its longitudinal axis. A pair of mandrels are respectively fitted on opposite sides of the folded gasket to enclose most of the gasket for casting the gasket within a wall in a concrete structure. At least one of the mandrels includes an annular outer surface aligned parallel or substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Press-Seal Gasket Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Happel, Timothy A. Andrews, Michael R. Miller, James W. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20100242390
    Abstract: A building block for a ventilated wall includes an elongated center portion flanked by a pair of substantially parallel side walls oriented substantially perpendicularly to the center portion. The center portion has upper and lower edges, a first substantially vertical rear wall and a second substantially vertical front wall, the substantially parallel side walls extending beyond the second substantially vertical front wall. A first drain groove portion extends across the substantially vertical front wall and aligned with second and third drain groove portions provided on respective facing surfaces of the substantially parallel side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Mark E. LEE LUM
  • Publication number: 20100213645
    Abstract: There is described a heat shield element comprising a hot side which is turned towards the hot medium, a cold side which is turned away from the hot medium, peripheral sides which connect the hot side to the cold side and a material volume which is defined by the hot side, the cold side and the peripheral sides, wherein the material volume comprises at least two material areas which are made of different materials. The materials are different from each other at least in respect of their resistance and/or thermal expansion coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Holger Grote, Andreas Heilos, Marc Tertilt
  • Patent number: 7731148
    Abstract: The invention provides molds and mold inserts useful in the production of contact lenses. In particular, the invention provides high optical quality molds and inserts useful for manufacturing silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Turner, Robert B. Steffen, Christopher Wildsmith, Thomas A. Matiacio
  • Publication number: 20100006739
    Abstract: A composite mandrel includes a generally elongated mandrel body comprising a resilient mandrel core and an elastomeric mandrel outer layer disposed outside the mandrel core. A method for fabricating a contoured stiffened composite panel is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Brian G. Robins, Daniel M. Rotter, Todd J. Washburn, Panagiotis E. George
  • Publication number: 20090302191
    Abstract: A molding device includes a mold and a mold core received in the mold. The mold has an insert receiving cavity defined therein and an inner surface in the insert receiving cavity. The mold core includes a core insert and a connection portion. The core insert has a molding surface defined at a first distal end thereof and a lateral surface. The lateral surface of the core insert contacts the inner surface in the insert receiving cavity. The connection portion has a distal end connected with an opposing second distal end of the core insert. The connection portion is received in the insert receiving cavity and spaced from the inner surface of the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
  • Publication number: 20090266971
    Abstract: A mold releasing method for releasing a core member from a mold includes steps of: a)providing a supporting member and arranging the supporting member on the mold, the supporting member comprising a base and a number of sidewalls extending from the base to the mold, a through hole being defined in the substrate and co-axially aligned with the core member; b) providing a bolt, the bolt comprising a threaded rod extending through the through hole of the substrate and threadedly engaged with the core member; and c) rotating the bolt to move the core member to disengage from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: HSIN-CHUAN LIU
  • Patent number: 7596915
    Abstract: A method of forming an insulated concrete foundation is provided comprising constructing a foundation frame, the frame comprising an insulating form having an opening, inserting a pocket former into the opening; placing concrete inside the foundation frame; and removing the pocket former after the placed concrete has set, wherein the concrete forms a pocket in the placed concrete that is accessible through the opening. The method may further comprise sealing the opening by placing a sealing plug or sealing material in the opening. A system for forming an insulated concrete foundation is provided comprising a plurality of interconnected insulating forms, the insulating forms having a rigid outer member protecting and encasing an insulating material, and at least one gripping lip extending outwardly from the outer member to provide a pest barrier. At least one insulating form has an opening into which a removable pocket former is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Davis Energy Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brain E. Lee, Stephan K. Barsun, Richard C. Bourne, Marc A. Hoeschele, David A. Springer
  • Patent number: 7549616
    Abstract: A molding device is provided that includes outer and inner rubber molds that define a space therebetween for forming a column. Inserted within the inner mold is an elongated rigid member. A multisectional housing surrounds the outer mold and includes a plurality of sections that in a molding mode are secured together by fasteners. Once the column has been molded between the outer and inner molds, the fasteners are released allowing the sections of the housing to be relaxed or removed from around the outer mold. This permits the outer mold to expand or move slightly outwardly and in response to that outward movement, the pressure or force on the molded column lying between the outer and inner molds is reduced. This facilitates the extraction of the column from between the outer and inner molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Column & Post, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Douglas Koren
  • Publication number: 20090121115
    Abstract: A collapsible core device for molding articles around the core device in a mold cavity includes an expansion member, a discontinuous first sleeve and a discontinuous second sleeve. When the expansion member is fitted within the first and second sleeves, the expansion member and the first and second sleeves form a substantially continuous, flush top molding surface with the first and second sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Garry Zydron
  • Publication number: 20090121382
    Abstract: These inventions provide a core-setting apparatus and a method for setting the core in a lower mold used for a molding apparatus, wherein the core-setting apparatus has a simple structure and can maintain the core in the mold in a highly accurate position. The inventions consist of: the core-setting apparatus to set a core in the lower mold while the upper and the lower mold and a match plate are separated from each other after molding the upper and lower mold that comprises: a handling tool having a holding means and a rotatable rod, wherein the handling tool is rotatably supported by the rod, a carrier for transferring the handling tool, wherein the carrier supports the rotatable rod and is moved to or from the location above the lower mold, and an actuator for lowering and lifting the cope flask together with the carrier and the handling tool which are located above the drag flask, wherein the actuator is mounted on the main body of the molding apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Minoru HIRATA, Koichi SAKAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20090115109
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an ice mold having a recessed basin element in a predetermined cavity figure and a resilient tubular piece in the form of a sheathed cord running from the basin to a distal exit in the figure, said tubular piece having a pull ring or handle on one end so as to enable physical removal of the cord to form a hollow channel in any predetermined frozen molded sculpture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Gregory R. Albright
  • Publication number: 20090091057
    Abstract: A mold assembly device and method for assembling a semi-permanent mold assembly is disclosed, the mold assembly device includes a base die and a transfer frame, wherein the transfer frame is capable of transferring a core package to the base die and facilitates assembly of the transfer frame and the core package with the base die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: John Keys, SR., James P. Bujouves
  • Publication number: 20090000757
    Abstract: A plurality of grippers (502) is connected to a frame (800) of a machine (504). Each gripper (502) includes a drive portion (704) that includes a driven gear (712), a shaft portion (506) that is connected to the drive portion (704) and has an elongate shape with a centerline, and a head portion (508) that is connected to an end of the shaft portion (506) that is opposite the drive portion (704). The head portion (508) extends past an outer dimension of the shaft portion (506). At least one actuator (718) is connected to at least one drive shaft (716) that includes at least one driver gear (714). The driver gear (714) is meshed with the driven gear (712) of the gripper (504) such that a motion of the actuator (718) is transferred in turn to the drive shaft (716), to the driver gear (714), to the driven gear (712), and finally to the gripper (504) such that the gripper (504) rotates about the centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Colon
  • Patent number: 7455803
    Abstract: A wall and port form for forming a concrete wall having a port for mounting a window or a door includes a building wall form having a wall form perimeter wall and a wall form bottom wall; a portal form for placement within the building wall form perimeter wall for defining an opening for one of a door and a window, the portal including a portal form perimeter wall configured as a closed loop encompassing a port space and preventing concrete poured into the wall form from flowing into the port space encompassed by the portal form, and a form spacing and dislodgement mechanism for spacing the portal form from the building wall form bottom wall upon curing of concrete within the wall form and thereby dislodging the portal form from the grip of the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Wallace D. Sanger
  • Publication number: 20080271870
    Abstract: A metal mold capable of preventing a nonuniform wall thickness from occurring in a cylindrical formed product, wherein a gate (8) for filling molding material is formed in alignment with the center axis (CL) of a tubular mold cavity (4) so that metered resin can be injected and filled from the tip side of a core (5) into the mold cavity, whereby since the metered molding material injected from the gate into the mold cavity uniformly flows around the core, a force is uniformly applied to the side face of the core through all the periphery thereof to prevent the core from falling in one direction and to always position the core at the center of the mold cavity, the molded formed product cannot cause the nonuniform wall thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Akira Yotsutsuji
  • Patent number: 7331776
    Abstract: An impression device for food items. More particularly, the present invention is a stamping device designed to create images upon a variety of foods for decoration and/or marketing purposes. The stamper device of the present invention has the general appearance of a traditional rubber stamp, with large knob at the top to quickly adjust the depth of embossings. Small wings beside the knob provide an instant feature for orientation and comfortable ergonomic grip. The device provides both an emboss-only mode, and emboss-and-cut simultaneously mode, much in the manner of a cookie cutter. A simple snap means located at the bottom of the device functions to change such modes. Under the base of the device is a “socket set” style snap-in stamping die. As is the case with the roller device, the stamper device may be utilized for: 1) standard messages and images; 2) snap-in letters, which allows the user to assemble his or her own custom message; or 3) custom logos, messages, and images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Gourmet Impressions, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Ben Errera
  • Publication number: 20080001317
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and appartus for forming a biomedical device, such as an ophthalmic lens, wherein the biomedical device is formed with a mold part which is water soluble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Jason Tokarski, Kevin P. McCabe, Vincent H. Barre, Changhong Yin, Thomas Wilkinson, Robert J. Watterson, Jeffery S. Longo
  • Publication number: 20070281051
    Abstract: An angle pin roller guide is disclosed. A slide has at least one angle pin receiving hole for receiving an angle pin. Adjacent to the angle pin receiving hole is at least one pair of roller bearings mounted in the slide. Movement of the angle pin in a first direction imparts a force on the roller bearings, which results in a corresponding movement of the slide in second direction, which is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. Two or more sets of roller bearings can be staggered relative to the movement of the angle pin such that the corresponding movement of the slide varies with the degree of stagger between the sets of roller bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony J. Cerniglia