Extruding Followed By Cutting To Length Patents (Class 264/148)
  • Patent number: 10577280
    Abstract: A method of providing a chemically inert concrete includes the steps of providing and mixing an aqueous colloidal silica dispersion with a quantity of glass particles. The chemically inert concrete includes, based on dry weight, about 50% to about 95% by weight of the glass particles and about 3% to about 40% by weight of the colloidal silica particles. The chemically inert concrete is substantially or totally free of Group I and Group II metal oxides, exclusive of the glass particles, and is substantially or totally free of cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Magneco/Metrel, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Pautler, Michael W. Anderson, Lara Binz, Daniel Snyder
  • Patent number: 10549484
    Abstract: A method is described for opening a heat bonded sterile connection that includes a skin of material blocking flow between the connection site. The method includes applying external pressure to the connection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schwalm, Thomas Brückner
  • Patent number: 10507492
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for dispensing a polyurethane mixture onto a substrate by generating a liquid mixture from reactive component resins; introducing the mixture in an inlet section of a dispensing device so as to advance it towards a planar-shaped outlet slit section, transversely to the advancement direction of the substrate; distributing the mixture along a gap chamber having a cross section diverging towards the outlet slit section; and dispensing the mixture through the outlet slit section, so as to deposit a thin, uniform film onto the substrate. Fractions of the mixture travel equal distances from the inlet section to the outlet slit section, in equal times, maintaining equal average speeds along each section having zones placed all at the same path distance either from the inlet section or from the outlet slit section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANNON S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Volpato, Maurizio Corti
  • Patent number: 10486345
    Abstract: Disclosed is a block press and associated process, for dynamically forming a block mold, to produce a masonry block. In some embodiments, the block mold includes a plurality of mold elements, such as a lower impact plate, an upper impact plate, and a plurality of side plates, and can further include one or more block cores. In operation, one or more of the mold elements are moved to dynamically forming a block mold, which is then filled with product formula. The product formula is then compressed, to form a masonry block. One or more of the mold elements are then released, such as to release pressure on the formed masonry block, and to allow removal of the formed masonry block from the block press, wherein the formed masonry block can be moved to a curing area, and the block press can reform the block mold for subsequent production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: WATERSHED MATERIALS, LLC
    Inventors: David Carr Easton, Khyber J. Easton
  • Patent number: 10441513
    Abstract: The present invention provides a delivery system for the treatment and/or prevention of infectious pathological changes, including compositions comprising polyhexanide, various pharmaceutical formulations, and processes for using these formulations in oral treatment modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Armin Armani
  • Patent number: 10364079
    Abstract: Propylene polymer based packaging films for encapsulating hot melt adhesives are disclosed. The packaging films are readily miscible with the various hot melt adhesive chemistries during the melting stage without deleteriously affecting the adhesive properties, making the packaging film particularly well suited for packaging hot melt adhesives in a pillow, cylinder, pouch, block, cartridge and like forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jinyu Chen, Yuhong Hu, Darshak Desai
  • Patent number: 10279506
    Abstract: Masonry units, such a blocks, are fabricated in a sequential process, using improved mold structures, such as within a production corridor of a corresponding fabrication system. A compressible masonry feedstock or formula, which can be de-agglomerated before use, is filled within a block mold having releasable elements. The formula is then compressed within the mold structure. The compressed workpiece can be further processed, such as for any of final height adjustment, the establishment of a surface feature, or to remove cores. The block mold, having releasable elements or sides, such as using hinges or springs, is released from the formed block, wherein the formed masonry unit can be removed for curing, and wherein the block mold can be reused to fabricate a subsequent masonry unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WATERSHED MATERIALS, LLC
    Inventors: David Carr Easton, Khyber Easton
  • Patent number: 10078040
    Abstract: A flexibility testing apparatus for wire or cable. Two circular, rotatable gears are mounted to a frame, one gear being a drive gear and the other being a driven gear. The driven gear is coplanar with the drive gear and the drive gear teeth are enmeshed with the driven gear teeth. Two rods are connected to the mounting holes of the drive gear and the wire or cable is attached to the rods using barrel end clamps for flexing. The driven gear can be rotated at different speeds by an electric motor or a pneumatic driving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CHAMPLAIN CABLE CORP.
    Inventors: Futsum G. Woldesus, Douglas Mark Cutler
  • Patent number: 10046511
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing bending and other applied forces that are exerted on a filament of thermoplastic with reinforcing fibers in a 3D printing system during the deposition process that is associated with the manufacturing of an object. The quality of the manufactured object is enhanced through a process that comprises i) applying torque to certain portions of the solid filament in a manner that is commensurate with the expected motions of the deposition head while depositing those portions, but only after ii) heating each portion to a sufficient temperature. A heating device and a twisting device act on the filament while it is moving toward the deposition point and while under the control of a controller that is operating according to a computer model of the object being manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventor: Chandrashekar Mantha
  • Patent number: 9951219
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an oil-extended olefin block copolymer composition. The oil-extended olefin block copolymer composition includes an olefin block copolymer, an oil, and a surface-active agent and may optionally include an olefin-based polymer. The oil-extended olefin block copolymer composition advantageously exhibits reduced, or no, oil-bleed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Johnston, Wenbin Liang, Ashish Batra
  • Patent number: 9745463
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an oil-extended olefin block copolymer composition. The oil-extended olefin block copolymer composition includes an olefin block copolymer, an oil, and a surface-active agent and may optionally include an olefin-based polymer. The oil-extended olefin block copolymer composition advantageously exhibits reduced, or no, oil-bleed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Johnston, Wenbin Liang, Ashish Batra
  • Patent number: 9732000
    Abstract: High SRI cementitious systems comprising integral concrete coloring admixtures, toppings, dry-shake hardeners, and other cementitious systems are provided. The high-SRI cementitious systems comprise one or more IR reflective pigments and other components to make-up the cementitious system, depending on the application. The high-SRI cementitious systems of the invention may be in the form of mixtures which increase the total solar reflectivity (TSR or albedo) and the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of concrete. The high-SRI cementitious systems may be toppings mixed with water for application to existing concrete surfaces, dry-shake hardeners for application to freshly-placed plastic concrete, or the IR reflective pigments may be mixed into integrally colored concrete in various forms, such as conventional cast-in-place concrete, lightweight concrete, pervious concrete and concrete building panels, pavers or masonry units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: L. M. SCOFIELD COMPANY
    Inventors: Stanley G. Stratton, Phillip J. Arnold, James K. Crawford, Pritam S. Dhaliwal, Martin Ellis Wild
  • Patent number: 9694552
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method and an apparatus for molding an annular member capable of accurately molding an annular member into a predetermined cross-sectional shape even if the annular member has a thick-walled inner peripheral part and a thin-walled outer peripheral part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sousuke Tsubotani, Ryoshi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9649802
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the pelletization of waxes, wax-like and other materials having a sharp melt point include a vessel for forming the wax into a hot molten material. A heat exchanger then cools the molten wax to a temperature just above its melt temperature. The cooled liquid wax is fed to an extruder which further reduces the temperature and mixes the liquid wax into a thoroughly mixed extrudable solid wax. The solid wax is then extruded through die orifices of a die plate into a cutting chamber, and a rotary cutter cooperating with the die face of the die plate cuts the extruded solid wax strands into pellets. The die plate, cutting chamber and rotary cutter can have the same structure as an underwater pelletizer, but operating without water or liquid as a dry face pelletizer. The thus formed wax pellets drop out of the cutting chamber by gravity through an opening in the bottom thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GALA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Boonlert Thepsimuang, J. Wayne Martin
  • Patent number: 9567444
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing transparent polymeric films or plastics moldings of particularly high chemical resistance, having more particularly a very good resistance towards oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions, and of high optical quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Neuhaeuser, Guenther Dickhaut, Ralf Richter, Jonas Scherble, Wangelis Karampougioukis
  • Patent number: 9533782
    Abstract: An applicating machine for applying a flexible carrier to a plurality of containers provided from an infeed includes a jaw drum for applying a flexible carrier to a plurality of containers provided and a cutoff device for cutting the carrier into a desired size. The cutoff device includes an adjustable beam positionable into multiple angular positions relative to a flow of the plurality of containers depending on the desired size of the multipack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Rachell Slovik, Christopher J. Ludwig, Christopher J. Samaras, Jonathan Gregersen
  • Patent number: 9357788
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automatic rotary machine for the production of empanadas, comprising a circular rotary plate on which the empanadas are produced, actuated by a motor reducer and with pneumatic, hydraulic or other type means in the different production phases, such as dough metering, flattening, filling metering, molding, flattening and cutting. The invention includes a dough flattening disk and a folding system comprising two retractable half-moons actuated by pivot levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Carlos Leon Mesa-Escuderos
  • Patent number: 9342068
    Abstract: A motion controller includes a controller configured to output a motor driving command based on a motion-and-sequence time chart used for motion control of a motor, to a motor driving apparatus. The controller is configured to receive the motion-and-sequence time chart, which has been created by a general-purpose PC, from the general-purpose PC via a higher-layer network. The controller is configured to receive the motion-and-sequence time chart including a command data sequence included in the motor driving command for the motor driving apparatus. The controller is configured to receive the motion-and-sequence time chart including a sequence time chart that describes a coordinated relationship between the motion control of the motor and a certain two-level input/output signal relating to the motion control of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kaku, Haruhiko Koike, Tomohiro Kamishio, Kanji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9193825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin having, in the molecule, at least a structural unit represented by the following formula (1), wherein the terminal hydroxyl group concentration of the polycarbonate resin is 300 ppm or less: wherein each of R1 and R2 independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 20 or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, and X represents a single bond, a carbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylidene group, a substituted or unsubstituted sulfur atom, or an oxygen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide Shidou, Tatsuya Hitomi
  • Publication number: 20150122402
    Abstract: A method of producing a tyre tread with lugs; the tread having a tread base, and a number of lugs projecting upwards from the tread base; and the method including the steps of: preparing a green-rubber blank tread thinner at the sides and thicker at the centre to define a raised centre portion; applying green-rubber blocks to the areas of the blank tread where the lugs are to be formed, which blocks rest centrally against the raised centre portion; and curing the blank tread, together with the blocks, in a curing mold negatively reproducing the pattern of the tread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Roberto Mattocci
  • Publication number: 20150108022
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a reusable adjustable coil protector for a plurality of differently sized coils. The adjustable coil protector has an unassembled generally linear resting configuration and plurality of different assembled generally cylindrical configurations. The adjustable coil protector is formed and maintained in the generally linear unassembled configuration for storage and transport before and after use. The adjustable coil protector is bent and wrapped around itself, positioned, and securely locked in a user selected one of the plurality of different assembled generally cylindrical configurations prior to mounting the adjustable coil protector on a coil. The adjustable coil protector is configured to reduce inventory, shipping, and warehousing space needed for the adjustable coil protector because the adjustable coil protector can be used on a plurality of differently sized coils or the same size coils with different sized central openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique Duchanois, John M. Kruelle
  • Publication number: 20150098978
    Abstract: A tablet that includes a solid solution of soluble fiber and one or more sugar alcohols, the solid solution having a glass transition temperature of less than 40° C., and one or more additives dispersed in the solid solution such that at least one additive is released from the tablet when the tablet is chewed or dissolved within an oral cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Diane L. Gee, Phillip M. Hulan, Shuzhong Zhuang, William J. Burke, Gerd Kobal
  • Patent number: 8992812
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a “Self-Reinforced Composite” (SRC) made of recycled thermoplastic polymers, methods and an apparatus for their manufacture. In one embodiment of the invention, the SRC is a self-reinforced composite comprising (a) a fiber comprising a first recycled thermoplastic polymer and having a Young's modulus at least about 500 MPa and (b) a matrix comprising a second recycled thermoplastic polymer. In one aspect of the invention, the source mixture is recycled immiscible thermoplastic polymers, obtained from the waste stream in the carpet and automotive industries. In another embodiment of the invention, the method for making the self-reinforced composites, comprising the steps of (a) melt-blending recycled immiscible polymers, (b) phase-migration fiber spinning the recycled immiscible polymers to form a fiber having a first recycled thermoplastic polymer substantially surrounded by a second recycled thermoplastic polymer, and (c) drawing the fiber to form a high modulus fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Fu-Jya Daniel Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150072056
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for the production of portions from at least one continuous strand of a food product, in particular for the production of meatballs. The machine comprises: an extrusion device which can deliver a continuous strand in a vertical direction, and a portioning device including at least one cutting system. The cutting system comprises cutting elements (30) which can be moved transversely to the vertical direction between an open position, in which the strand passes between the cutting elements, and a closed position for cutting the strand and forming portions of the food product. In addition, each cutting system comprises ejection means (5) for ejecting the portions downwards from the cutting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jacques Le Paih, Adrianus Van Den Nieuwelaar, Sigebertus Meggelaars, Yohann Pierre
  • Publication number: 20150069283
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of inorganic materials for producing composites, characterized in that mixtures containing one or more inorganic, fine residual materials and one or more polymers based on ethylenically unsaturated monomers are processed by means of thermoplastic forming techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Holger Bienerth, Klaus-Jürgen Eder, Karl Weber
  • Publication number: 20150073100
    Abstract: A biodegradable and biocompatible nontoxic polymeric composition is provided which includes a base material such as a crystallizable polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, and a copolymer or terpolymer additive. Medical devices manufactured from the composition are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: G. Lawrence Thatcher, Robert J. Cottone
  • Publication number: 20150057356
    Abstract: A melt-extruded polymer composition comprising a) at least one cellulose ether, b) one or more active ingredients and c) one or more optional additives, wherein said at least one cellulose ether has an MS (hydroxyalkyl) of 0.05 to 0.55 and hydroxyl groups of anhydroglucose units are substituted with methyl groups such that [s23/s26?0.2*MS(hydroxyalkyl)] is 0.32 or less, wherein s23 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxyl groups in the 2- and 3-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with a methyl group and wherein s26 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxyl groups in the 2- and 6-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with a methyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Grasman, True L. Rogers, Oliver Petermann, Meinolf Brackhagen, Roland Adden
  • Publication number: 20150037580
    Abstract: A process for preparing a filled polymer extrudate, with which a flowable composition is made, composed of a carrier fluid and reinforcing agents or filler material (9), or coloring pigments (12 added to them in a first extruder (2) and a polymer melt of a thermoplastic polymer (16) in a second extruder (14, in which the composition and the polymer melt are subsequently co-extruded in a co-extruding step in such a way that the polymer melt encloses the composition forming the core of the generated extrudate strand (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Tim RUDERSDORF
  • Patent number: 8940207
    Abstract: A continuous length of material of non-circular cross-section is pelletized to form discrete bits, by feeding the material to a cutting wheel with shaped cutters that form non-planar bits having non-circular axial projections and that are aligned with the material. The material is fed so as to maintain a rotational orientation with respect to the cutters, and so as to avoid buckling. Multiple banks of strands of material are severed simultaneously, thereby producing high volumes of shaped bits that are useful as filling and as filter material, and as friction-enhancing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Peter J. Mueller, Richard H. Fetter, Robert A. Hewitt, Jamie Allen Chomas, Jason Bradley Forgash
  • Patent number: 8939750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for pelletizing at least one strand of material to be pelletized. Said device comprises a cutting device with two blades that can be displaced relative each other, at least one feed roller and at least one strand feeder for feeding the strand to the cutting device. An additional tab-shaped rectification guide is arranged downstream of the strand feeder in the region directly in front of the feed roller and next to the same, said guide being adjustable and movable in relation to the strand feeder. The rectification guide can be used to adjust the angle at which the strand is fed to the feed roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Fenchel, Jochen Scheurich
  • Publication number: 20150021808
    Abstract: Die (1) for strand pelletizing a polymer composition, wherein the die surface (4) adjacent to the outflow opening (2) of the die is coated with a ceramic coating (5) or a polytetrafluorethylene containing coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Guido Richard Struijk
  • Patent number: 8936741
    Abstract: A resilient wall base member manufactured with pre-scored grooves to allow relatively short, straight lengths to be used for both flat walls and wall corner junctures without on site scoring operations or equipment. The lengths can either be pre-cut during manufacturing to convenient lengths or can be cut after manufacturing from coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Burke Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Allen Carnes, Robert Francis Pitman
  • Publication number: 20150007400
    Abstract: A liquid cleaning and/or cleansing composition comprising non-spherical and/or non-rolling abrasive cleaning particles wherein the abrasive cleaning particles comprise extruded, and/or three dimensional printed, elements wherein the elements have a longitudinal length L extending parallel to a z-axis and a predetermined cross-sectional shape on a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal length L and projecting along the length L, the predetermined cross-sectional shape having a form factor of from 0.1 to 0.7 as measured according to ISO 9276-6, and wherein the ratio of the length L to perimeter-equivalent diameter of the predetermined cross-sectional shape “ECD PHull” is from 0.5 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Denis Alfred GONZALES, Michael Leslie GROOMBRIDGE, Michael MCDONNELL, Gregor Anton MEISSNER, Dominic Michael PIFF
  • Publication number: 20150007399
    Abstract: A liquid cleaning and/or cleansing composition comprising non-spherical and/or non-rolling abrasive cleaning particles wherein the abrasive cleaning particles comprise extruded, and/or three-dimensional printed, elements having a longitudinal length “L” extending parallel to a z-axis and a complex cross-sectional shape extending on a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal length “L” and parallel to an x-y plane, wherein the complex cross-sectional shape comprises one or more elongate protrusions projecting in a direction parallel to the longitudinal length “L”, each protrusion having at least one edge, and wherein the complex cross-sectional shape is a predetermined non-random cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Denis Alfred GONZALES, Michael Leslie GROOMBRIDGE, Michael MCDONNELL, Gregor Anton MEISSNER, Dominic Michael PIFF
  • Patent number: 8920607
    Abstract: A method for producing individual compacts made of coke and suitable for coke oven chambers by dividing a coal cake in a non-mechanical manner, wherein the coal cake is produced by a compression method according to the prior art and the coal cake is divided by non-mechanical, energy-supplying media, and the non-mechanical media supplying shearing energy are, for example, a laser beam, a high-pressure water jet, an abrasive-solid jet, an ultrasonic beam, a compressed-air jet, or a gas jet. By using the method, coal compacts can be produced from coal cakes without forming dust, without wearing out cutting tools, and with high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp UHDE GmbH
    Inventor: Ronald Kim
  • Publication number: 20140356294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosage form that is thermoshaped without being extruded and that is safeguarded from abuse, comprising at least one synthetic or natural polymer having a breaking strength of at least 500 N in addition to one or more active substances that could be subject to abuse and optionally physiologically acceptable adjuvants. The invention also relates to a corresponding method for producing said dosage form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: GRÜNENTHAL GMBH
    Inventors: Elisabeth ARKENAU-MARIC, Johannes BARTHOLOMÄUS, Heinrich KUGELMANN
  • Publication number: 20140338825
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flow field plate includes mixing graphite and resin materials to provide a mixture. The mixture is formed into a continuous flow field plate, for example, by ram extrusion or one or more press belts. The continuous flow field plate is separated into discrete flow field plates. Flow field channels are provided in one of the continuous flow field plate and the discrete flow field plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Richard Breault, Kishore Kumar Tenneti, Sridhar V. Kanuri
  • Publication number: 20140327172
    Abstract: Provided is a block copolymer film in which a microphase separation structure formed by a block copolymer is arranged perpendicularly to the film surface, and all components forming the block copolymer are uncovered to the film surface, whereby the microphase separation structure penetrates the film surface. A method of producing the block copolymer film includes the steps of extruding a melt of the block copolymer in one direction by extrusion molding or injection molding, cooling the extruded block copolymer to a temperature equal to or lower than glass transition temperatures of polymer components in the block copolymer to provide a prismatic or cylindrical extrusion molded product, and cutting the prismatic or cylindrical extrusion molded product in the direction perpendicular to the extrusion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Kenji Yamada, Mamiko Kumagai, Kyoko Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20140323611
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structural adhesive sheet specifically for use in a mirror base of an automobile interior rear-view mirror and a method for producing the same, said structural adhesive sheet comprises in parts by weight of 20-100 parts of a nitrile-butadiene rubber, 10-70 parts of a partially cured polysulfide adhesive, 5-40 parts of a bisphenol A type epoxy resin, 0.1-2.5 parts of a crosslinking agent, 0.2-2.5 parts of a softening agent, 3-20 parts of a curing agent, 1-10 parts of an accelerator, 20-100 parts of an inorganic filler, and 0.1-3.0 parts of a silane coupling agent. The structural adhesive sheet of the present invention is obtained by subjecting the above-mentioned components to a compounding process and an extrusion film forming process. The advantages of said structural adhesive sheet include good film-forming property, and simple curing process, while having high structural strength, good toughness, and excellent heat-resistance and cold-resistance after cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Deheng Zhang, Junshi Kong, Wenli Li, Huan Wu, Yajuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20140323512
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are oral solid dosage forms comprising purified neutral acrylic polymer, methods of treating a disease or condition using the same, and methods of preparing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Purdue Pharma L.P.
    Inventor: William McKenna
  • Patent number: 8858864
    Abstract: The nozzle member of a fluid nozzle includes at least one through hole that is parallel to a center axis, wherein a diameter dimension of the through hole is 10 ?m to 100 ?m, a length-to-diameter ratio (L/D) of the through hole is 5 or above, and the nozzle member is formed of ceramics having relative density of 95% or above. The nozzle member including a plurality of minute through holes is manufactured by performing extrusion or cast molding in such a way that a molded body includes a filament of synthetic resin, carbon, or metal in a direction of the center axis of the molded body, and then defatting/sintering the molded body after removing the filament or, when the filament is formed of synthetic resin or carbon, defatting/sintering the molded body under oxidizing atmosphere to evaporate and remove the filament without removing the filament from the molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Tokyo Electron Limited, Hokuriku Seikei Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Okesaku, Michito Miyahara
  • Publication number: 20140294783
    Abstract: Inventive concepts relate general to the field of implantable three-dimensional scaffolds. More particularly, methods of preparing and using implantable nanofibrous tissue scaffolds are described. Inventive scaffolds can be used for treatment of defects in a living organism, such as hard or soft tissue defects including bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Jie Wen, Nell Herrera Wirth, Patrick E. Guire
  • Publication number: 20140289986
    Abstract: A cotton bud with a rod-like grip body and with a bud body that is arranged at least at one free end of the grip body. The rod-like grip body is a biologically degradable extrusion body, and includes natural fibres embedded into a material matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ROWEG HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Beat Hani, Christian Rytka, Guy Petignat
  • Publication number: 20140270948
    Abstract: An improved road basket including a non-metallic dowel, a first support frame including a first support frame first leg and a first support frame first cup moldably secured to the dowel first end, and a second support frame including a second support frame first leg and a second support frame first cup moldably secured to the dowel second end. Multiple dowels can be secured in similar fashion to additional leg members. Preferably, the first support frame first leg and a first support frame second leg are connected by a base frame member. In addition, the first support frame first leg and the first support frame second leg may be connected by an intermediate frame member. The frame may be constructed of a single piece. The dowel is preferably made from fiberglass or glass fiber reinforced polymer and the frame is preferably high density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy P. Heady, Joseph L. Keeran
  • Publication number: 20140242861
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a flotation device suited to teach beginner swimming techniques or provide enjoyment in an aquatic environment while providing flotation to at least a portion of the swimmer's body. The flotation device for aiding a swimmer in a body of water may comprise a body formed from an extruded foam and comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side rail, a second side rail, a leading lateral surface, and a trailing lateral surface, and wherein the extruded foam is a flexible cellular foam. The presently disclosed subject matter also relates to methods of making the flotation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Nickory Springs Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schultz, Jonathan W. Godfrey, John F. Herter
  • Publication number: 20140232035
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an object includes an extrusion head having an extrusion needle for extruding thermoplastic material associated with one or more fiber strands. The apparatus may further include a turn-table, a more robotic arm for moving the extrusion head and needle, thermoplastic filament and fiber strand spools and thermoplastic filament and fiber strands. A controller is provided for directing the robotic arm, extrusion head and the turn-table. Further, a method for manufacturing an object includes generating a design for the object that substantially satisfies desired structural properties of the object and generating a sequence for extruding one or more beads of thermoplastic material to manufacture the object according to the design, in which the one or more beads of thermoplastic material are associated with one or more fiber strands. The one or more beads of thermoplastic material and the associated one or more fiber strands are then extruded according to the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Hemant Bheda
  • Patent number: 8808607
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet has cut surfaces with low surface roughness and hence shows reduced thermal resistance at the interfaces, and high thermal conductivity in the thickness direction. Thus, the thermally conductive sheet can be interposed between any of various heat sources and a radiation member. The process for producing the thermally conductive sheet includes at least: an extrusion molding step in which a thermally conductive composition containing a polymer, an anisotropic thermally conductive filler, and a filler is extruded with an extruder to thereby mold an extrusion-molded product in which the anisotropic thermally conductive filler has been oriented along the extrusion direction; a curing step in which the extrusion-molded product is cured to obtain a cured object; and a slicing step in which the cured object is sliced into a given thickness with an ultrasonic cutter in the direction perpendicular to the extrusion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Usui, Keisuke Aramaki
  • Publication number: 20140170079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosage form that is thermoformed without discoloration and is safeguarded from abuse, comprising at least one synthetic or natural polymer having a breaking strength of at least 500 N in addition to one or more active substances that could be subject to abuse. The invention also relates to a corresponding method for producing said dosage form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: GRUENENTHAL GMBH
    Inventors: Elisabeth ARKENAU MARIC, Johannes BARTHOLOMAEUS, Heinrich KUGELMANN
  • Patent number: 8741200
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of making a flexible and self-supporting insulating end cone liner comprising resilient and compressible non-intumescent material molded into a single, continuous piece having a three dimensional cone shape, with the insulating material comprising inorganic fibers and a binder, as well as a method of making a pollution control device that includes such an end cone liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ryan C. Shirk, Stephen M. Sanocki, Joseph C. Peisert, Roger L. Langer, Loyd R. Hornback, III, Ian R. I. Harding
  • Patent number: 8715552
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a production method for an aromatic polycarbonate, in which eye boogers at the time of extrusion molding are reduced, and a continuous operation for a long period of time is possible. The present invention relates to a method when an extrusion molding is produced using an extruder in which a tapered part 1 has a half apex angle of from 4 to 20° formed at the outlet part of a die hole 9, and outlet parts of plural die holes 9 are arranged in a staggered state at the resin discharge surface side of a die plate 10, the shear rate ? at the extruder outlet is from 100 to 500 sec?1, and the shear stress ? is from 50 to 200 kPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuuji Uchimura, Hideki Murakami