Flash Or Sprue Removal Type Patents (Class 264/161)
  • Patent number: 10639870
    Abstract: Provided in one example is a composite. The composite includes: a porous core layer including a fluoropolymer; a first layer disposed over at least a portion of the core layer; and a second layer disposed over at least a portion of the first layer. The first layer includes fibers that compose at least one of unidirectional fibers and woven fibers. The second layer includes a polymer. The composite is permeable to air but impermeable to liquid wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hang Yan Yuen, Hui He
  • Patent number: 10458586
    Abstract: A method of making a fluid manifold may include the use of a mold, a mandrel, and a distal support. A fluid manifold may include a primary channel, a plurality of secondary channels, and a distal channel, and the primary channel may be coterminous with the distal channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Janelle M. Rupkalvis, Clemens E. Zoellner, Casey S. Allen, Sandra L. Dollen, David J. Damzyn
  • Patent number: 10335986
    Abstract: A reflective display device includes a substrate that has a side surface and that is formed by injection-molding, and a vapor-deposited film formed on a first surface of the substrate. Two corner portions on one side of the substrate each have a curved portion, and two corner portions on another side opposite to the one side of the substrate each have a bent edge portion. The substrate includes a level difference portion where a second surface side portion is formed recessed with respect to a first surface side portion with a parting line as a boundary, where the parting line is positioned in such a proportion that the first surface side portion becomes greater than the second surface side portion on an opposite side of the first surface side portion with respect to a width dimension of the side surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Yukio Hibino
  • Patent number: 10321578
    Abstract: A filling method of conductive paste includes a step of providing a protective film on a principal surface of a metal foil clad laminated sheet, a step of forming bottomed via holes, a step of removing the film from a surface to a midway thereof to form a conductive paste flowing groove having the via holes, a step of disposing a housing member on the film, and thereby, causing a conductive paste injecting channel and a vacuum evacuating channel to communicate with a conductive paste flowing space S, a step of depressurizing the space S via the channel, and a step of injecting conductive paste into the space S via the channel, and thereby, filling an inside of the via holes with the conductive paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Takano, Fumihiko Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10183436
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a plastic article and a blow molding tool for performing the method. The method comprises extruding an approximately tube-shaped preform, dividing the melt flow within the extrusion head or separating the extrudate exiting or already exited from the extrusion head, such that a preform having an approximately C-shaped cross section is obtained, forming the preform into a hollow part within a multipart blow molding tool using differential pressure, wherein an expansion and partial preforming of the preform first takes place with the blow molding tool partially closed, then in a further step at least one insert is inserted into the interior of the partially preformed article between the not completely closed blow molding tool and through the open side of the preform, and in a further step the blow molding tool is completely closed, wherein the article is completely formed, forming at least one at least partially circumferential pinch-off seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Volker Heim, Andreas Lichtenauer, Jurgen Moitzheim, Stefan Walbroel
  • Patent number: 10065348
    Abstract: The production of a plastic molded part utilizes a barrier layer embedded in plastic. Plastic is injection-molded successively in different cavities of the injection mold onto a three-dimensional preform made from a cut of a multi-layer barrier film, which multi-layer barrier film comprises a barrier layer coated with plastic on both sides. The plastic coating of the barrier film cut is at least superficially melted by the injected plastic melt. And the preform is supported by a support formed on the corresponding partial mold on the respective opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sven Engelmann, Rüdiger Saum, Thorsten Thümen
  • Patent number: 9999925
    Abstract: Provided is a lamination molding apparatus which can prevent the recoater head from being damaged when the recoater head clashes with an obstacle. Provided is a lamination molding apparatus including: a recoater head to form a material powder layer by moving in a chamber while supplying a material powder on a molding region and planarizing the material powder; wherein the recoater head is configured so as to be capable of being moved by a recoater head driving mechanism; the recoater head driving mechanism includes: a servo motor to move the recoater head; an encoder to detect a movement amount of the recoater head; and a controlling apparatus to control the servo motor in accordance with a value detected by the encoder; and the controlling apparatus is configured to place the servo motor in a non-control state when clashing of the recoater head with an obstacle is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sodick Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Mizutani
  • Patent number: 9855218
    Abstract: A semi-automated device that provides a mechanism to produce large-scale microparticle formulations of specific sizes with no scum layer formation, and a method for using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Akina, Inc.
    Inventors: Kinam Park, Sarah Michelle Skidmore, Larry Fultz, Yeonhee Yun, Byung Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 9731461
    Abstract: A tire curing mold comprises a plurality of vent holes provided on a side forming surface coming into contact with a side wall portion of a tire. The side forming portion is provided with a recess portion which is recessed toward an outer side in a tire width direction from a profile of the side forming surface. A diameter of a vent hole which is open within the recess portion is set to be larger than a diameter of a vent hole which is open on the profile of the side forming surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koya Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9658825
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for quantizing signals and reconstructing signals, and/or encoding or decoding data for storage or transmission. Points of a signal may be determined as local extrema or points where an absolute rise of the signal is greater than a threshold. The tread and value of the points may be quantized, and certain of the quantizations may be discarded before the quantizations are transmitted. After being received, the signal may be reconstructed from the quantizations using an iterative process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Harinath Garudadri, Pawan Kumar Baheti, Somdeb Majumdar
  • Patent number: 9636862
    Abstract: A plant for making containers of thermoplastic material in continuous cycle comprises: a rotary molding machine (1) configured to make parisons (2) of thermoplastic material having a body (3) with a closed bottom and a neck (4) which defines an opening; an oven (5) for heating the parisons (2), connected to the molding machine (1) and equipped with heating means (6) operating on the body (3) of the parisons (2); a rotary blow-molding machine (7) configured to receive the parisons (2) heated in the oven (5) and to blow-mold them in molds (8) to make the containers; and a management unit (9) for the plant (10), configured to switch off the oven (5) heating means (6) during a shutdown period of the blow-molding machine (7) but without interrupting the operation of the molding machine (1), so as to enable the parisons (2) located in the oven (5) to cool down during their transit through the oven (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Daniele Marastoni
  • Patent number: 9630358
    Abstract: A threadless plastic blow molding device includes a main molding-base, a bottom molding-base, and a blow molding-base. The main molding-base has two mating portions each defines a recessed cavity. The recessed cavities correspond to each other when the mating portions are mated. The bottom molding-base and the blow molding-base are respectively assembled to two ends of the main molding-base. The blow molding-base has a gas blowing portion. The main molding-base, the bottom molding-base, and the blow molding-base collectively define a forming space for forming a blank. The blow molding-base has an expanded portion extended toward the mating portions. Each of the mating portions has a recessed section corresponding to the expanded portion. Accordingly, the blank can be positioned in the molding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Chang Hsien Liu
  • Patent number: 9481594
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a refractory product, comprising the following successive steps: a) mixing of raw materials so as to form a suitable feedstock so that the block obtained in step d) comprises more than 85% of ZrO2, b) melting of said feedstock until a molten material is obtained, c) optionally, casting said molten material, d) cooling of the molten material to solidification in the form of a block, e) optionally, heat treatment, process comprising a compression operation in which a compression pressure of greater than 0.2 MPa is applied to at least one portion of the outer surface of the block obtained in step d), the compression operation beginning at a temperature above the temperature at which, in said block, tetragonal zirconia is converted to monoclinic zirconia or “phase transformation temperature”, and ending at a temperature below said phase transformation temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Michel Gaubil, Ludovic Massard
  • Patent number: 9333695
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an injection stretch blow molding device includes an injection molding section that produces N (N is an integer equal to or larger 2) preforms by injection molding, a cooling section that subjects the N preforms transferred from the injection molding section to forced cooling, a heating section that continuously transfers and heats the N cooled preforms, and a blow molding section that subjects the N heated preforms to stretch blow molding in n (n is an integer equal to or larger than 2) operations, the blow molding section simultaneously stretch blow molding M (M=N/n, M is a natural number) preforms among the N preforms into M containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Masaki Yamaguchi, Masatoshi Ando, Shuichi Ogihara
  • Patent number: 9213364
    Abstract: A man/machine interface including a touch-sensitive detection means and a housing is disclosed. The housing may include an edge which defines an opening. The touch-sensitive detection means may be placed into the housing at least in line with the opening, and the housing includes at least one reinforcement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Frédéric Autran, Henry Beraud
  • Patent number: 9096004
    Abstract: A resin molded article for, for instance, vehicles formed thereon a stitch pattern, including a first member (32) having a plurality of thread stitch portions (34, 36) protruding towards a design surface (31) and formed on a front side in alignment and a second member (44) formed such that the front side of the first member (32) is covered thereby and the protruding ends of the thread stitch portions (34, 36) are exposed from the second member (44). The surface of the second member (44) constituting the design surface (31) and the protruding ends of the thread stitch portions (34, 36) exposed from the second member (44) are in colors different from each other, and stitches in a stitch pattern are configured on the design surface (31) of the resin molded article by the plurality of thread stitch portions (34, 36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kushiya, Yuzo Ito, Shigeki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9090117
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to decorative thermoplastic resin panels, which can include one or more recesses. The recess of the thermoplastic resin panels can have texture or texture patterns that differ from the texture or texture patterns of non-recessed portions or other recesses of the decorative thermoplastic resin panel. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method for forming recesses in thermoplastic panels with a flexible die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E. C. Willham, M. Hoyst Brewster
  • Publication number: 20150147937
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymeric swords and sparring instruments having improved mechanical properties and methods of making such swords and sparring instruments. In one embodiment, a polyurethane sword comprises a handle portion and a blade portion. In this embodiment, the polyurethane sword also comprises a flexible support member having a handle support portion and a blade support portion. In this embodiment, the polyurethane sword also comprises a polyurethane outer layer configured to encase the flexible support member from the handle support portion to the blade support portion. The handle portion comprises the handle support portion and the polyurethane outer layer encasing the handle support portion. Moreover, the blade portion comprises the blade support portion and the polyurethane outer layer encasing the blade support portion. In addition, the polyurethane outer layer may be composed of a machine perfused polyurethane mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Margaret Lu
  • Publication number: 20150115496
    Abstract: Molded rubber objects may be molded and de-molded by defining both a desired final form for the molded rubber object and a tab extending from the final form of the molded rubber object using a cavity in a mold. Rubber pellets may be dispensed in predetermined amounts at desired location(s) within the cavity to provide the rubber needed to form the molded rubber object. Heat and pressure may be applied to the mold to cause the rubber pellets to fill the cavity defining both the desired final form of the molded rubber object and the tab. After the heat and pressure has been applied, a gripping device may grasp the tab and move the tab in a direction and with sufficient force to peel the rubber object from the mold cavity. If desired, the tab may be removed from the molded rubber object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Conall Regan, Dragan Jurkovic, Feng-Ming Ou, I-Huang Liu
  • Publication number: 20150044640
    Abstract: An endodontic post assembly includes a connecting member and a plurality of post structures. The connecting member includes a base and a plurality of connecting nodes connected to the base. Each of the post structures has a root portion connected to a respective one of the connecting nodes, and an apical portion opposite to the root portion. A method of producing the endodontic post assembly and a method of using a sterilization package in endodontic treatment are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Pi-Ying LIU
  • Patent number: 8951454
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for forming golf balls, wherein an extruder forms a continuous tubing of cover material and a continuous stream of golf ball cores are fed into the tubing and translated to an encasement station wherein the tubing/cover material is wrapped around each core and the encased core sealed off by a twisting or crimping procedure. The resulting product is placed into a compression mold and a two piece golf ball can be created without the need for the costly process of injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Richard Strozyk
  • Publication number: 20150021809
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method and apparatus for removing flash from molded parts. The method and apparatus is primarily used with molded plastic parts, but parts formed of other material can also be processed with the equipment of the present invention. The parts are held in position by an electroform mask and an electroform mask is utilized to protect the surface of the part adjacent to the flash that is to be removed. A spin jet nozzle is utilized to provide fluid under pressure to the areas of the part where the flash is to be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Met-L-Tec LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20150017404
    Abstract: A decorative moulding and a method for the production thereof. The decorative moulded article has at least one injection-moulded main body made of thermoplastic material; with a deep 3D surface structure on a visible surface and a cover layer of transparent plastic applied at least to the visible surface. The main body has at least one layer on the visible surface, said layer containing platelet-shaped effect pigments and said platelet-shaped effect pigments being mainly oriented in parallel to the surface of the visible surface of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Udo Gayer, Bernhard Klein, Malwina Lapinska, Holger Steeb
  • Publication number: 20150008717
    Abstract: The invention is a chair or seat in general, comprising at least one hull (P) obtained through injection moulding or injection-compression moulding of the plastic material (P1) in moulds (S) having the shape of said hull (P) to be obtained, and wherein said layer of covering material (M) has been positioned so that it adheres to part of said mould (5) before the injection of the plastic material (P1), so that said layer of covering material (M) is visible and adheres to the surface of said plastic hull (P) or part directly moulded on the covering layer (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: IVOPLAST Srl
    Inventor: Gianfranco CERON
  • Publication number: 20150008610
    Abstract: Method for applying an insert 40 of polymer material onto a support layer 30, 30a, comprising the following steps: providing a mould 10 comprising at least one base 12 and at least one cover 18; the base 12 and the cover 18 being suitable for defining with the facing surfaces 13, 17, when the mould 10 is closed, a mould impression 16 which is delimited perimetrally by a closing edge 14; spraying a polymer mixture M in the fluid state onto one of the two facing surfaces 13, 17 of the mould 10; introducing the support layer 30, 30a between base 12 and cover 18 of the mould 10 so that, when the mould 10 is closed, the support layer 30, 30a projects from the closing edge 14; pressing the cover 18 of the mould 10 onto the base 12; opening the mould 10 in order to remove the support layer 30, 30a and the associated insert 40; trimming the portion S of the polymer mixture M which, following the spraying and pressing steps, has flowed outside the external perimeter of the impression mould 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Ettore Bordin, Stefano Pellizzari
  • Patent number: 8926879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a product in layers, said method comprising the following steps: (a) applying a layer of a curable material, (b) selectively curing predetermined zones of the applied layer on the basis of geometrical data of the product, (c) repeating steps (a) and (b) until the geometry of the product has been created in the form of cured material and (d) removing the uncured material. According to the invention, a finish allowance, for example one with a wedge-shaped cross-section, is applied in steps (a) and (b), in one, two or more product sections in which an angle (?) between an axis perpendicular to the layers and at least one surface section of a contour of the product exceeds a predetermined value, to said surface section in such a way that the angle (?) between the axis perpendicular to the layers and the external surface in said product section does not exceed said predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bego Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Vagt, Ralf Wehning
  • Patent number: 8926878
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a golf ball includes the steps of forming the golf ball by using a mold, which mold includes at least two body parts, and is configured so that a cavity is formed within the mold by the joining of the at least two body parts, and in at least one of the body parts, a groove for forming a projecting land part which is ground after the formation of the golf ball is provided in a cavity wall surface near the entire circumference of a parting line formed by the joining; and performing treatment in which the golf ball formed by using the mold is treated so that the color of the entire land part of the golf ball is different from the color of dimples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Nakagawa, Katsunori Sato
  • Publication number: 20150001127
    Abstract: A thermoformed tray made of material from the group consisting essentially of PET, RPET, HDPE, and RHDPE and a method of making the tray. The tray has a blunt and substantially smooth outer peripheral flange that will not cut a plastic overwrap film, such as LDPE. Referring now to the drawings, wherein like reference numerals designate identical or corresponding parts throughout the several views, FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of a thermoformed packaging tray 10 preferably comprising PET, RPET, HDPE or RHDPE material. The techniques and processes for thermoforming a tray from PET, RPET, HDPE or RHDPE material are well known to those of ordinary skill in the art and therefore further discussion of the thermoforming process is not warranted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Nelson, Richard Steichen
  • Patent number: 8905747
    Abstract: A flash removing punch pin is provided with a rotating mechanism wherein a flange is formed on an upper end portion on an outer circumference side portion of a cutting edge portion, and a plurality of grooves are formed in the axis center direction to the side of a casting part from the flange. An inner portion is slidably inserted into an inner cover, and the inner portion and a processing portion are moved by a spring cylinder in a direction to be separated from each other. The spring cylinder is compressed when the punch pin is in proximity to the casting part, and then the flange of the punch pin contacts a flange portion of the casting part. When the inner portion slides into the inner cover, the processing portion rotates along the axis with the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hangai, Yohei Uchida
  • Patent number: 8906276
    Abstract: A plastic container that is fabricated from an extrudable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) using an extrusion blow molding process includes a neck portion, a bottom portion and a main body portion. The main body portion has a central opening that extends completely through the main body portion and may have generally toroidal area surrounding the central opening. The bottom portion includes a plurality of support feet and a substantially smooth central raised portion that has substantially no discontinuities such as the gate well that is commonly found on PET containers fabricated using the conventional stretch blow molding process. The neck portion may be offset from a longitudinal axis of the container so as to facilitate pouring by a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Sheldon E. Yourist
  • Publication number: 20140339727
    Abstract: A molding system 10 for manufacturing a molded article Q by integrally molding a sheet-shaped insert member S and a molding material R, the molding system comprising: a sheet supply part 20 configured to supply the insert member S; a sheet heating part 30 configured to heat the insert member S; a molding apparatus 100 configured to form the molded article Q by integrally molding the insert member S and the molding material R; an ejector 200 including a delivery position 222 and configured to transfer the insert member S between the sheet heating part 30 and the molding apparatus 100 and to eject and transfer the molded article Q from the molding apparatus; and a transfer robot configured to transfer the insert member S or the molded article Q between the sheet supply part 20 and the ejector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masamichi MOMONO, Nobuyuki ASANUMA
  • Publication number: 20140327173
    Abstract: Crown-flash-reduction systems, methods, and apparatuses for actively reducing the likelihood of formation of crown flash on injection-molded objects. The active reduction includes moving at least one of a valve member and a mold gate periphery in a manner that actively weakens or separates molding material present in a molded object from molding material present in the closed mold gate prior to or in conjunction with de-molding the molded object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Jenko, Abdeslam Bouti
  • Publication number: 20140230489
    Abstract: A method for making a decorative ear cover includes generating a positive mold of a user's ear, placing the mold on a thermoforming machine, placing a thermoforming film in the thermoforming machine such that the thermoforming film is disposed over the positive mold, activating the thermoforming machine, so as to heat the thermoforming film, provide suction on a bottom side of the thermoforming film, and thermoforming the film to a shape of the positive mold, thereby generating a decorative ear cover, de-activating the thermoforming machine and removing the decorative ear cover from the thermoforming machine, and trimming sides of the decorative ear cover such that only portions of the thermoforming film that reflect the shape of the positive mold remain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Dimitar Milanov
  • Publication number: 20140225298
    Abstract: A lining part, in particular for the interior of a motor vehicle, has a base body which is formed of a wood material. Slip-prevention elements which have a higher adhesion force than the surface of the base body are located on the surface of the base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Johanna Hoch
  • Patent number: 8784725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wide casting belt, and more particularly, to a wide casting belt used for manufacturing a film in a gel state by casting dope used during the manufacture of a polarizing plate for a liquid crystal display, and an optical compensation film, etc. The present invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a wide film using the wide casting belt, and to a wide film manufactured with said wide casting belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyukjun Kim, Kwangjin Chung, Cholho Lee, Yooseock Hwang, Juntae Choi, Kinam Chung
  • Publication number: 20140197565
    Abstract: An orthopedic device in the form of a circumferential walker includes a first member (posterior shell) and a second member (dorsal shell) corresponding to the first member. An outsole or plantar shell portion is attached to, or formed on or with the posterior shell. A hinge mechanism is provided between the posterior and dorsal shells to allow the dorsal shell to be swung away from the posterior shell in order to accommodate an anatomical limb therein. Inflatable bladders having perspiration wicking channels and/or openings are provided within a liner for insertion between the posterior and dorsal shells. Quick-connecting buckle and retaining assemblies can be provided to allow a user to quickly don and doff the orthopedic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: OSSUR hf
    Inventors: Irving HU, Jane LEE
  • Patent number: 8739409
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing products by applying material at least partially in layers to form a structure, in particular by selective laser melting (SLM), said method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a base plate, (b) applying a layer of a curable material, (c) selectively curing predetermined zones of the applied layer on the basis of geometrical data of the product, (d) repeating steps (b) and (c) until the geometry of a first partial volume of the product has been created in the form of a cured material and (e) removing the uncured material. According to the invention, a reference mark is provided, the unit formed by the base plate and the first volume zones is clamped into a specific position by means of the reference mark and the respective second partial volume of the respective product is cut from the base plate, preferably by machining, in particular CNC milling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BEGO Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Vagt, Ralf Wehning
  • Publication number: 20140127508
    Abstract: A preferred method of the invention introduces organosilicon polymer into the reservoir of a mold with trenches defining a negative mold impression of a feature that has a high aspect ratio in fluid communication with the micro-dimensioned reservoir. The mold is preferably coated with a low-stiction coating. The polymer is moved via capillary action into the negative mold from the reservoir. The polymer is cured. The polymer is then released from the mold. Preferably, the polymer is soaked in a releasing solution prior to release. Preferably, the polymer is released by gripping cured polymer in the reservoir and gently peeling the cured micropolymer from the mold. In preferred embodiments, the polymer is poly-dimethyl-siloxane (PDMS). A preferred structure formed by methods of the invention is polymer microbeam in a liquid having a length of one to a few millimeters and a stiffness of k<0.1 pN/?m. Aerodynamic features can be created along with the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: M. Taher A. Saif, Jagannathan Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 8715562
    Abstract: A method of making a plastic container that has a tethered closure using an extrusion blow molding process includes steps of extruding a parison, capturing the parison within a mold and inflating the parison against the mold to form a container blank having a container portion, a closure portion and a tether portion for connecting the container portion to the closure portion. The tether portion, which is preferably elongated and string like, may be formed out of flash material that is created during the molding process. The resulting container is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and facilitates the plastic recycling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Sheldon E. Yourist
  • Patent number: 8703036
    Abstract: A chew toy product is made of multiple layers of silicone. Liquid silicone layers are vulcanized to a solid silicone layer to form a unitary solid silicone chew toy. Each of the layers can include a silicone colorant, so the chew toy can have multiple colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Funzone, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Kovaleski, Ann Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140103566
    Abstract: A lacrosse head pocket and a related method of manufacture are provided. The pocket can be a molded pocket including individual molded strings, combined strings, shooting strings and support rails extending around a perimeter of the pocket. Certain pocket elements can include transition parts to smoothly transition components having different cross sections. The pocket can include a pre-formed ball channel and hole units having broadsides for connection to a head or other component. The pocket can be attached to a pocket frame, and optionally constructed from a mesh or other synthetic material that is tensioned with the pocket frame. A mold and related molding method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: WARRIOR SPORTS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard J. Janisse
  • Patent number: 8685297
    Abstract: With a method for the manufacture of fiber-composite components, more particularly of fan blades for aircraft engines, dry fiber mats are superimposed in a lay-up mold, correctly positioned and fixed with locating pins and subsequently sewn in the mold. Metallic indicators are provided on at least one mat. The preformed entity of fiber mats is whipped at its edges with thermoplastic material and subsequently smoothed by application of heat. Remaining fiber residues are cut off. The blank thus available is infiltrated with synthetic resin in an infiltration mold or a sheathing remaining on the component. The fiber mats are checked for correct positioning by non-destructive inspection procedures. The fiber-composite component thus formed conforms to high quality requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventor: Karl Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20140077410
    Abstract: An injection molding system is configured to produce a multi-color molded article by simultaneously or sequentially injection-molding resins of a plurality of types by means of a plurality of injection molding machines. An insert mold is mounted in a mold of a first injection molding machine and a primary molded article is molded by this injection molding machine. Thereafter, a robot arm takes out the insert mold, along with the primary molded article, from the mold of the injection molding machine and attaches it to a mold of a second injection molding machine. A two-color molded article is injection-molded by the second injection molding machine and removed as a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Satoshi TAKATSUGI, Toshio ISHIKURO, Ryousuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20140070448
    Abstract: A reservoir for catching a portion of overflow of molding material from a non-pneumatic tire mold during molding includes a tubular portion having a proximal end and a distal end, and a flange associated with the proximal end of the tubular portion. The flange is configured to be associated with a surface of the tire mold, such that the tubular portion extends substantially perpendicular to the surface of the tire mold. The reservoir further includes a reservoir portion configured to be removably mounted around the tubular portion. The reservoir portion includes a base having an aperture configured to receive the tubular portion, and a wall configured such that molding material flowing from the distal end of the tubular portion is received in the reservoir portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin L. MARTIN, David J. Colantoni, Stephen J. Pierz
  • Patent number: 8662942
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Universal Serial Bus (USB) head comprises: locating metal sheets with both ends being closed into a first mold and performing a first injection molding; removing a sprue portion and a fixing portion at top of the metal sheets from a product subjected to the first injection molding, to obtain a first-injected-product; locating the first-injected-product into a second mold and performing a second injection molding; removing an exposed fixing portion of the metal sheets from a second-injected-product, to obtain the USB head desired. In the USB head, four metal sheets are arranged with a certain spacing, and the metal sheets are closed at both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Leiwen Li
  • Patent number: 8641934
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a light guide plate includes the following steps. Injection molding a light guide plate to obtain a light guide plate with a stub. Cutting away the stub to obtain a light guide plate with a cut edge. Providing a thermal resetting apparatus having an nano release material layer. A thermal melting temperature of the nano release material layer is higher than that of the light guide plate, heating the thermal resetting apparatus to make a temperature of the nano release material layer higher than the thermal melting temperature of the nano release material layer. And resetting the cut edge of the light guide plate by contacting the nano release material layer of the thermal resetting apparatus with the cut edge of the light guide plate to obtain a light guide plate with a smooth edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tai-Cherng Yu, Da-Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20140009733
    Abstract: A process for making eyeglasses frames (1), where at least one front rim (2) or a pair of sidepieces (3) of the eyeglasses frame (1) is decorated, comprises the steps of decorating a film, inserting the film into the mould (4) and injection moulding the front rim (2) and/or the sidepieces (3) with the film applied to it/them; before the step of injection moulding the front rim (2) and/or the sidepieces (3), there is a step of thermoforming and trimming the film to form and shape the film according to a profile corresponding to a wall (7) of the mould (4), in such a way that the film (5) inserted in the mould is shaped like a surface of the front rim (2) and/or of the sidepieces (3) to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Luigi Francavilla
  • Publication number: 20130340596
    Abstract: The invention discloses a detachable and foldable integrated drum including: a drum-pad which includes a base on which at least one drum body is provided, where the drum body has a tympan, a vibration is produced when the tympan is beaten, and a vibration sensor is provided within the drum body for producing an electrical audio signal in response to the vibration; and a host which is mounted detachably on the drum-pad, and adapted to process the electrical signal to cause a speaker to sound. Both the base and the drum body are made of flexible material, and thus the drum-pad is foldable. The drum-pad of the present invention is foldable and the tympan is small and thin, which can effectively reduce the volume of the drum-pad and make it easy to carry; meanwhile, the productivity is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jun Yao
  • Patent number: 8613879
    Abstract: A method of forming a stamped feature (P) on a substrate (S) includes: applying a plurality of stamping tool segments (32, 40a, 40b, 40c, 50, 60, 70, 80, 92) to at least one surface of the substrate. An arrangement (30, 90) for forming a stamped feature (P) on a substrate (S) includes a plurality of stamping tool segments (32, 40a, 40b, 40c, 50, 60, 70, 80, 92) that actuatable individually, in concert in groups of more than one, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Mycrolab Diagnostics Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Micah James Atkin
  • Publication number: 20130273191
    Abstract: A molding apparatus to trim a molded product which comprises an outer member and a substrate member is disclosed, with the molding apparatus comprising a first mold half and a second mold half operable together to define a mold cavity to form the molded product therein and edge-wrap at least a portion of the substrate with the outer member; a trimming device operable to trim the outer member at the edge-wrapped portion of the molded product as the first mold half and/or the second mold half move in an opening direction relative to one another; and the trimming device comprising shearing means, the shearing means comprising a pair of cooperating shearing edges with one shear edge provided by the first mold half and the other shear edge provided by the second mold half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: International Automotive Components Group of North America, Inc.
    Inventor: David Dooley