Simultaneous Severing And Shaping, Or Severing While Work Remains On Shaping Surface Patents (Class 264/163)
  • Patent number: 11820066
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for supplying a semi-finished product to a thermoforming machine as a starting material for thermoforming. The arrangement has a deposition device on which cuttings of the starting material which are to be processed in succession can be provided, in each case in an at least partially automated manner, and a movable loading unit. This loading unit is set up for at least one of the cuttings to be received on the loading unit. The loading unit can be positioned to receive the cutting from the deposition device, and the loading unit can subsequently be positioned to deposit the cutting received from the deposition device in a working region of the thermoforming machine. The invention further relates to a thermoforming arrangement and to a method for supplying a semi-finished product to a thermoforming machine as a starting material for thermoforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: GEISS AG
    Inventor: Miroslaw Wiercinski
  • Patent number: 11325300
    Abstract: A shaping apparatus includes a stand that includes a shaping surface on which a product is shaped; a feeder that feeds a linear material obtained by impregnating continuous fiber with resin; a pressing portion that presses the material fed by the feeder against the stand; and an angle setting portion that sets an angle formed between the material fed from the feeder to the pressing portion and the shaping surface to be an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Katsuta
  • Patent number: 11292158
    Abstract: A method of reprocessing a fiber composite part to form a preform is provided including determining a location having a longest stretch of continuous, unidirectional fibers in the part, determining an axis generally closest to and parallel to the fibers at the location, suspending the part from an anchor point within a heated cavity, heating the part to a temperature above a glass transition temperature and below a melting temperature of the resin of the part, and applying at least one force vector to the composite part, the sum of such vectors being parallel to the axis, wherein fibers of the part realign in a direction generally parallel to the sum of the force vectors, and wherein the composite part yields in the direction of the at least one applied force vector to provide a preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Arris Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Riley Reese, Ethan Escowitz, Erick Davidson, J. Scott Perkins
  • Patent number: 11235522
    Abstract: A head is disclosed for an additive manufacturing system. The head may include an outlet configured to discharge a continuous reinforcement at least partially coated in a liquid matrix. The head may also include a low-pressure port located upstream of the outlet and configured to draw out only liquid matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Hugh Hambling, Trevor David Budge, Ryan C. Stockett
  • Patent number: 11235513
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, capable of yielding a three dimensional structure that excels in buildability. The method for manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, comprises melting a filament that contains a thermoplastic resin by using a 3D printer, and depositing it onto a base, and comprising bonding the filament at one end of the filament to a surface of the base so as to achieve a bond strength to the base of 15 N or larger, and discharging the filament through a nozzle of the 3D printer onto a surface of the base so as to deposit thereon, while moving at least one of the base or the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Asami Nakai, Akio Ohtani, Hiroto Ito, Fumiya Hirano, Nobuki Hirooka, Nobuhiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11130279
    Abstract: A drop draw and extrusion method that creates anchor points around, within, or around and within, the region where a two dimensional fibrous architecture is deposited. Between the anchor points, a nozzle translates at high speeds to draw, extrude, or draw and extrude (depending on the print settings), a filament from the nozzle and build a two dimensional network of filaments connected by the anchors. Webbed architectures fabricated using the methods described herein exhibit superior structural properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher A. Howe, Justin Hicks, Michelle Louise Gee, Thomas Wilson, Adrian Mouritz
  • Patent number: 10974444
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hyper-elastic three-dimensional (3D) sandwich panel is disclosed, the method comprising printing a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers comprising a central composite core and upper and lower sandwich face layers; and regulating a temperature of each printed layer to match melting point temperature of a consecutive layer being subsequently printed on top of a previously printed layer, wherein the plurality of layers are printed one layer at a time. The multi-layered and multi-material hyper-elastic three-dimensional (3D) sandwich panel is a central composite rubber core stacked between upper and lower sandwich face layers made of reinforced glass-fiber, wherein the central composite rubber core further comprises a core lower face layer, a central core layer and a core upper face layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Waleed Khalil Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10814544
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a heater for converting a filament of extrusion material into thermoplastic material. The heater has a channel configured to change the cross-sectional shape of the filament to a cross-sectional shape that has a greater surface area than the surface area of the filament before the heater receives the filament. The channel of the heater can also be configured to drive the center portion of the filament toward the heated walls of the channel and to mix thermoplastic material in the channel while exposing the center portion of the filament to the heated wall of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Mantell, Peter J. Nystrom, Christopher G. Lynn, Jun Ma, Mark A. Cellura, Gary D. Redding
  • Patent number: 10596801
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) printing apparatus and an inkjet coloring method thereof are provided. The 3-D printing apparatus includes a platform, a three-dimensional printing head, an inkjet head and the method includes following steps. A layer thickness of at least one layer object forming a 3-D object is obtained. An ink discharge volume of an ink layer is adjusted according to the layer thickness, wherein the ink discharge volume is in positive correlation with the layer thickness. A building material is melted and printed out on the platform according to the layer thickness by the three-dimensional printing head to form the at last one layer object. Ink is dispensed on the at last one layer object according to the adjusted ink discharge volume by the inkjet head to form the ink layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chuan Chang, Hsin-Ta Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10569463
    Abstract: A method of molding a thermoplastic resin material includes: a first molding step in which a second mold that, with a first mold, nips and presses the thermoplastic resin material and molds a product, is divided into plural sections, and one section at the divided second mold is structured so as to be able to enter into and exit from another section, and the one section is made to protrude-out with respect to the another section, and, at the one section, the thermoplastic resin material is pressed, and a portion of the product is molded; and a second molding step in which, after the first molding step, the one section is retracted into the another section, and, at the another section, the thermoplastic resin material is pressed, and a remaining portion of the product is molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Iwano
  • Patent number: 10513080
    Abstract: A method of fabricating composite articles includes supplying electrical current to an electrically conductive filament. The electrically conductive filament may include a first material that is electrically conductive and a polymer second material. The polymer second material comprises at least one of a thermoplastic polymer and a partially cured thermosetting polymer. The heated filament is deposited according to a predefined pattern in successive layers to adhere the polymer material of the layers together and build up a three dimensional article. The article includes strands of the first material embedded in a substantially continuous polymer matrix of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Jae-Woo Kim, Godfrey Sauti, John M. Gardner, Emilie J. Siochi
  • Patent number: 10259081
    Abstract: A three-dimensional electronic, biological, chemical, thermal management, or electromechanical apparatus and method thereof. One or more layers of a three-dimensional structure are deposited on a substrate. The three-dimensional structure is configured to include one or more internal cavities using, an extrusion-based additive manufacturing system enhanced with a range of secondary embedding processes. The three-dimensional structure includes one or more structural integrated metal objects spanning the one or more of the internal cavities of the three-dimensional structure for enhanced electromagnetic properties and bonded between two or more other metal objects located at the same layer or different layers of the three-dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Eric MacDonald, David Espalin, Ryan Wicker
  • Patent number: 10232563
    Abstract: A method of producing an undercover for a vehicle includes: placing a first component including a planar surface, second components including planar surfaces, and a third component including a cavity with an opening in a surface such that the third component is sandwiched between the second components with the surfaces of the second components and the surface of the third components opposed to the surface of the first component; placing the sheet that is softened between the first component and the second components; vacuuming the sheet with the first component until a first surface thereof is pressed against the surface of the first component; bringing the surfaces of the second components into contact with a second surface of the sheet; and moving the third component toward the first component until the cavity is filled with a portion of the sheet while maintaining the first component and the second components thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Oohashi, Makoto Kawamoto, Takuya Shimokawa
  • Patent number: 10144170
    Abstract: A device for shaping a semi-finished fiber product for manufacturing a C-shaped or I-shaped former, and including clamping mechanisms and a forming tool. Each clamping mechanism has a first and a second clamping element and together they hold a semi-finished fiber product along two longitudinal and opposite edges. The clamping elements and forming tool move in a coupled manner between starting and end positions. During this movement, the longitudinal edges of the semi-finished fiber product are transformed into a curved shape, wherein a length of one of the longitudinal edges of the semi-finished fiber product does not change and a length of the other longitudinal edge becomes greater. During the movement, the forming tool is transformed into a curved shape and guided relative to the clamping elements against the semi-finished fiber product such that the semi-finished fiber product is deep drawn over the forming tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Julian Kupski, Thomas Hoffmeister
  • Patent number: 9993984
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cord included rubber sheet has an arrangement step and a cutting step. In the arrangement step, a band-like material of a cord included rubber sheet is supplied to a processing table, and a portion to be cut is arranged onto a groove. In the cutting step, the band-like material is cut by pressing the pressure cutting die, and the cord included rubber sheet having a predetermined length is obtained. A leading end of the pressure cutting die enters the groove and a die surface of the pressure cutting die contacts with an opening edge of the groove, in the cutting step, and a cut surface of the cord is coated with the rubber of the band-like material in a process that the die surface comes into contact with the opening edge after the leading end contacts with the band-like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Nagai
  • Patent number: 9810512
    Abstract: The invention relates to a weapon intended for fighting games, mainly for paintball, namely to special cartridges containing painting liquid. The special cartridge contains a cartridge case 1 that includes a propellant charge 2, a projectile 3 and a primer cap 4. The cartridge case 1 has inside a rigidly fixed nozzle 5 (variants 1, 3) for supplying a portion of the gas stream at the projectile 3 or a solid partition 7 (variant 2). The cylindrical cartridge case body 1 is provided with holes 6 on the side of the primer cap 4 that are intended to direct the gas flow (variants 1-3); in addition, the mouth of the cartridge case is also provided with holes 8 for directing the gas flow (variants 2, 3). The areas of the holes of the nozzle 5 and the total surfaces of the holes 6 and 8 are of different size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Nikolay Nikolaevich Kireev
  • Patent number: 9806058
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a chip package are provided. The chip package includes a chip stack including a number of semiconductor dies. The chip package also includes a semiconductor chip, and the semiconductor chip is higher than the chip stack. The chip package further includes a package layer covering a top and sidewalls of the chip stack and sidewalls of the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Wei, Chi-Hsi Wu, Chen-Hua Yu, Hsien-Pin Hu, Shang-Yun Hou, Wei-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9802731
    Abstract: A light weight container (1) comprising a base (3), four sidewalls (2) and four corner portions, characterized in that the corner portions are so arranged as to allow flexibility between the sidewalk (2) so that an upper opening area of the container (1) can be made smaller by forcing the sidewalls (2) towards each other (compression) and larger by forcing the sidewalk (2) apart (expansion). The invention also relates to a process for the manufacturing of a container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Jan Abraham Huizingh, Sipko Mulder, Herman Gommer, Albert Jurgens
  • Patent number: 9713904
    Abstract: Embodiments of a solid free form printer and a discrete deposition head are disclosed. The solid free form printer may include one or more discrete deposition heads. A discrete deposition head includes a feeder configured to feed a target material in solid form to a deposition assembly. The deposition assembly is configured to create a deposition piece from the target material and dispense the deposition piece onto a portion of the printed object, wherein the deposition piece is in solid form within the deposition assembly. The discrete deposition head also includes a target heat source that heats the portion of the printed object where the target material is to be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Solid Fusion, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Christopher Gordon
  • Patent number: 9610744
    Abstract: To regulate, in blow molding device using liquid, such as beverage, cosmetic product, and pharmaceutical product, filled in final product as pressurized liquid, head space in container which is filled with content liquid during molding to be predetermined volume, provided is blow molding device including blow nozzle configured to tightly communicate with mouth tubular portion of preform. In state where rod is disposed to be inserted into blow nozzle and where tip portion of rod is inserted into preform, pressurized liquid is supplied into preform via tubular introduction path formed by blow nozzle and rod, thereby expandingly shaping container in accordance with cavity of metal mold. When container is shaped and supply of pressurized liquid is stopped, rod is disinserted from container, and according to shape and insert position of tip portion of rod, head space of shaped container that is filled with liquid is regulated to be predetermined volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventors: Sumito Sato, Nobuyuki Tamura, Takeshi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 9488851
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Luigi Francavilla
  • Patent number: 9457525
    Abstract: A sport ball may include a casing and a bladder. The casing includes a plurality of panels having edge areas joined to each other with bonds, and the edge areas project toward an exterior of the ball. The bladder is located within the casing. In another aspect, the casing includes a first panel and a second panel that each have an exterior surface facing outward and an opposite interior surface facing inward. The interior surface of the first panel is bonded to the interior surface of the second panel to form a seam that joins the first panel and the second panel together. A method of manufacturing the casing may include forming thermal bonds between the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Berggren, Eleazar C. Chavez, Vincent F. White, Scott W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9338568
    Abstract: An inflatable ear piece is used in a hearing aid. The inflatable ear piece defines an inflatable part, which defines an inflatable cavity. The inflatable cavity, when inflated, defines an inflated state in which the inflatable part abuts an inner wall of an auditory canal when provided therein, and, when deflated to a deflated state, allows for insertion and/or retraction of the ear piece from the auditory canal. The inflatable ear piece comprises one or more biasing means that are arranged to bias the inflatable part away from a totally collapsed state and into the deflated state. The biasing means is secured to an inner wall of the inflatable cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Sonion Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Paul Christiaan van Hal
  • Patent number: 9272324
    Abstract: An investment casting process for a hollow component such as a gas turbine blade utilizing a ceramic core (10) that is cast in a flexible mold (24) using a low pressure, vibration assisted casting process. The flexible mold is cast from a master tool (14) machined from soft metal using a relatively low precision machining process, with relatively higher precision surfaces being defined by a precision formed insert (22) incorporated into the master tool. A plurality of identical flexible molds may be formed from a single master tool in order to permit the production of ceramic cores at a desired rate with a desired degree of part-to-part precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignees: Siemens Energy, Inc., Mikro Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary B. Merrill, Andrew J. Burns, Michael P. Appleby, Iain A. Fraser, John R. Paulus
  • Patent number: 9168688
    Abstract: There is provided an injection molding device in which the film cutoff and the injection molding can be conducted in one process without fine positional adjustment of the stopper and the shape of the edge surface of the member is not limited to the shape of the cutting blade. Resin is injected between a film (8) arranged on a cavity (1) as a metallic mold including a depression-shaped portion and a core (2) as a metallic mold including a projection-shaped portion to be inserted in the depression-shaped portion of the cavity (1), to thereby form a member; the cavity (1) includes a cutting blade (7) in an outer edge of the depression-shaped portion to cut off the film (8) arranged to project toward an outside plane of the depression-shaped portion; the core (2) includes an edge (3) in an outer edge of the projection-shaped portion to form an edge surface of the member; and when the core (2) is inserted in the cavity (1), the film (8) nipped by the cutting blade (7) and the edge (3) is cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Personal Computers, Ltd
    Inventor: Kano Toshiaki
  • Patent number: 9162429
    Abstract: A decorative sheet for injection-molding and decorating a resin simultaneously, the decorative sheet containing two resin sheets laminated on each other with at least one patterned layer intervening therebetween, and the two resin sheets having a difference in linear expansion coefficient of 4×10?5/° C. (41 to 50° C.) or less. Even after subjecting to three-dimensional processing, such as vacuum molding, the decorative sheet suffers no warpage, and can be easily released from a mold for the three-dimensional processing, and even when the decorative sheet is set in a mold for injection molding, the decorative sheet does not fall off from the mold, a resin injected does not permeate a gap between the outer surface of the decorative sheet and the mold, and the decorative sheet suffers no peeling between the sheets constituting the decorative sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Suga, Shinnosuke Hirata
  • Publication number: 20150102517
    Abstract: To easily cut CFRP, a metal mold for CFRP component includes a stationary blade that stands still in contact with one surface of a CFRP material made of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and a moving blade arranged at a moving blade surface side of the CFRP material, the moving blade surface being a surface at an opposite side to a stationary blade surface, the stationary blade surface being a surface of a side where the stationary blade is positioned, and adapted to cut the CFRP material by being moved from the moving blade surface side to the stationary blade surface side and providing shear force to the CFRP material together with the stationary blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Masaya Takeda
  • Publication number: 20150084227
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a resin molded member having a recess includes a press molding process and an injection molding process. The press molding process includes placing a flat plate shaped molding material containing fibers and a thermoplastic resin between dies in pair one having a die projection and another having a die recess, moving at least one of the dies, cutting the molding material by a shearing action of the dies caused by the moving, and pressing the molding material between the dies by the moving. The injection molding process includes injecting a melted resin into a molding space that is formed between the dies after the cutting of the molding material, and molding a wall portion having the recess out of the injected resin so as to be integral with at least one part of the molding material that is cut off in the cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Hideo KAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20150079042
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is directed to a pet treat composition and the method of producing such a composition. The pet treat comprises a mixture of whole wheat flour, blueberries, cinnamon, vanilla yogurt, and almond milk. The composition includes organic and natural ingredients and contains a high level of antioxidants, which provides anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent joint and hip pain. Additionally, the composition contains probiotics that enhance digestive function. When consumed, the probiotics have shown to help the chemical balance and reduce tearing as well as the bacteria that causes tear stains. The present method generally involves mixing all of the ingredients together to form a dough and baking the dough. The composition is suitable for daily consumption and as supplement to a pet's existing diet regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Doris Foley, Daniel Harper
  • Publication number: 20150064410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of moulding a component (1) having one or more features (5). At least one fibrous substrate (7) is located in a mould (31, 33). A matrix-forming material (29) is also provided in the mould (31, 33). Heat is applied to melt the matrix-forming material (29) to form a matrix (9) and to integrally mould said one or more features (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kelly Fitchett, Wendy Eldred
  • Publication number: 20150054235
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a snowboard or ski is provided. In one embodiment, a trench is routed at the face of a core. A thermosetting polymeric solution is poured into the trench. The thermosetting polymeric solution is cured to form a thermosetting polymeric mold. A region between the outer perimeter of the core and the outer perimeter of the trench is removed without stripping the thermosetting polymeric mold so as to form a sidewall integrally surrounding the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Clifford Lee
  • Patent number: 8951455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reinforcing a predetermined edge region of a hole in a hole region of a workpiece, the edge region comprising an edge of the hole, the hole region comprising thermoplastically bound fibers, preferably a thermoplastically bund fiber tangle, comprising the steps: providing the workpiece with a softened thermoplastic binder at least in the hole region, penetrating the hole region of the workpiece in a penetration direction with displacement of fibers with a spike, after penetration: scraping fibers from the spike contrary to the penetration direction by a scraper part mobile relative to the spike, and compacting the predetermined edge region surrounding the spike with a pressing surface of the scraper part relative to workpiece regions of the hole region located radially outside the edge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG
    Inventor: Manfred Kampke
  • Patent number: 8940208
    Abstract: A fabricating method of a flexible display is provided. A release layer is formed on a carrier substrate. The release layer is patterned to form a patterned release layer. A flexible substrate is formed on the patterned release layer, wherein the flexible substrate covers the patterned release layer and a portion of the flexible substrate contacts the carrier substrate. An adhesive force between the patterned release layer and the flexible substrate is larger than an adhesive force between the patterned release layer and the carrier substrate. A device layer is formed on the flexible substrate. A display layer is formed on the device layer. The flexible substrate and patterned release layer are cut simultaneously. The patterned release layer being cut is separated from the carrier substrate, wherein the flexible substrate, the device layer and the display layer which have been cut are sequentially disposed on the separated patterned release layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chan-Jui Liu, Chih-Hung Tsai, Chun-Hsiang Fang
  • Publication number: 20150016144
    Abstract: A process for producing a multifunctional functional support in which operating elements or display elements are arranged. The process includes flexible transparent plastic film supplied from a roll; the flat plastic film is placed into an injection mold, and is backmolded to form a rigid support structure-on a first side, wherein in the region of the operating elements or display elements it remains exposed in the form of at least two clearances; on the second side the plastic film is flooded in the same injection mold with a transparent curing casting compound in an RIM process to form a transparent surface layer, membrane regions that are flexible at least in places being formed in the region of the clearances; operating elements or display elements are placed into the clearances and joined to the plastic support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Abatek International AG
    Inventors: Christoph Keist, Frank Ehrig, Swen Keiser, Daniel Marty
  • Publication number: 20150011981
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed relating to a combination sheath and collection bag for a catheter assembly. A catheter sheath and a collection bag are manufactured as one receptacle. Though in early phases of manufacture the catheter sheath and collection bag are in fluid communication, the two are partitioned before the catheter assembly is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Adapta Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Glen House
  • Patent number: 8895135
    Abstract: A main body member, a first member, and a second member are joined together to form a laminate. A first edge of a first peripheral portion of the first member and a second edge of a second peripheral portion of second member are welded to each other along a parting line. A height position of the parting line in a thickness direction of the laminate is different between first and second portions defined in a peripheral direction of the laminate. Each of a first curvature radius of a curved shape of the first peripheral portion and a second curvature radius of a curved shape of the second peripheral portion is different between the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Meiwa Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8882488
    Abstract: A combined a toy which simply yet uniquely stamps and cuts off formed articles in a fun and interesting way utilizing cooperating rollers which employ a stamp and at least one angular projection defining a cutting edge on at least one roller. Two or more cooperating rollers are at a frame with each roller including a peripheral surface, one or more concentric ribs on the peripheral surface of each roller which cooperate to spiral around the length of each roller defining a molding surface which spirals around the peripheral surface of each roller, and a stamp on the molding surface of at least one roller. The driving mechanism rotates a gear mechanism which in turn rotates the two or more rollers that cooperate to stamp and cut off articles formed on the molding surface of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Arthur Schultheis, Ashley Aust
  • Patent number: 8852478
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an injection molded product includes producing an injection mold by building a one-piece mold block including a mold cavity sized and shaped to correspond to a desired shape of the injection molded product and a first feeder duct extending from the mold cavity and injecting a molten material into the mold cavity via the feeder duct to form an injection molded product and a sprue extending therefrom into the first feeder duct in combination with machining a portion of the injection block to expose the injection molded product and machining the injection molded product while the sprue firmly holds the product in a remaining portion of the injection mold. The product is then cut from the sprue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Urs Hulliger, Hugo Flueckiger
  • Publication number: 20140291886
    Abstract: Various embodiments related to three dimensional printers, and reinforced filaments, and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, a void free reinforced filament is fed into an extrusion nozzle. The reinforced filament includes a core, which may be continuous or semi-continuous, and a matrix material surrounding the core. The reinforced filament is heated to a temperature greater than a melting temperature of the matrix material and less than a melting temperature of the core prior to extruding the filament from the extrusion nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Mark, Antoni S. Gozdz
  • Publication number: 20140265056
    Abstract: A multifunctional detabber apparatus and method for producing bottles having a bottom surface with a hook projection integrally molded with and extending from the bottom surface in a deployed position. The bottom surface also includes at least one locking channel in order to receive and releasably secure the hook projection in a non-deployed position. The multifunctional detabber apparatus includes at least a grabber, a trimmer, and a hook closer. The grabber includes first and second jaws which surround the bottle and prevent movement. The trimmer includes first and second strikers for creating an outer periphery of the hook projection and an opening in the hook projection. The hook closer includes a mandrel that extends to bend and secure the hook projection in the locking channel in the bottom surface of the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leszek Kozak, Grzegorz Woinski, Slawomir Strupinski
  • Publication number: 20140265043
    Abstract: A method of wrapping a plurality of mandrels with a composite material can include rotating each mandrel at a rotational speed; translating each mandrel at a translation speed; positioning each mandrel back to back such that an aft face of a preceding mandrel is approximate to a forward face of a trailing mandrel; and sequentially wrapping each mandrel with the composite material in a helical orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Paul K. Oldroyd, James D. Hethcock, Jr., Mark E. Tohlen, Phillip A. Kendrick
  • Patent number: 8828292
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of creating a dimple on a golf ball comprises the positioning of a runner and gate in a mold in a location where it is desired to form a dimple. A polymer is injected into a mold cavity in the mold. A cutter is placed adjacent the mold. When the cutter is actuated to cut the polymer, a pocket is formed between the cutter and the polymer in the mold, thereby creating a dimple on the molded golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur P. Molinari
  • Patent number: 8815136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of bodies in plastic comprising two portions hinged to each other by a single rotation pin. The method comprises the steps: a) predisposing a mold with two distinct forming chambers for the two portions; the mold comprises a third chamber for the single pin, made and positioned in such a way that the pin is formed already aligned along the hinge axis; the mold is provided with a pair of pegs axially distanced from each other to form the third chamber and sliding along the axis between a first and a second operating position; b) positioning the pegs in the first position; c) injecting plastic material inside the chambers; d) shifting the pegs from the first to the second position, bringing the pin to engage inside the seats; e) opening the mold and extracting the two assembled portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Meus S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberto Sgaravatto, Ulisse Chiarin
  • Publication number: 20140205701
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a cylindrical main body and a flexible molding film. The main body has a circumferential surface. The molding film is wound around and is fixed to the circumferential surface. The molding film has a molding surface defining a number of molding patterns. The molding film is made of flexible organic-inorganic composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Patent number: 8747713
    Abstract: Flexible tubular film (10) is helically cut into a flat strip by unwinding the tubular film in flattened form by a tumbling unwinder (1), advancing the flat film tube to a tube expansion zone (17) in which the flat tube is expanded into a circular cylindrical tube and is passed axially over a hollow mandrel (14) slightly lower in external diameter than the diameter of the expanded tube to be cut by knife (18) helically while on the mandrel into a flat strip that is removed at an angle to the mandrel axis. The flat tube is longitudinally stretched by stretching rollers (107-112), which tumble with the tumbling unwinder. The apparatus further comprises stabilization means for stabilizing the orientation applied by the tumbling stretching rollers, applied to the helically cut film strip after it has been drawn from the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen, Nikolaj Wettergren Rasmussen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8741196
    Abstract: A body may be provided having first and second ends having threaded outer surfaces. A bore may extend between the first and second ends. A tool may be provided having a first outer mold-line surface, a second opposing surface, and a hole extending between the first and second opposing surfaces. The first end may be threadedly attached and sealed, at the second opposing surface, to an inner surface of the hole. A cap may be threadedly attached and sealed to the second end of the body. A composite may be consolidated against the first outer mold-line surface of the tool. The cap may be unthreadedly removed from the second end. A drill bit may be inserted into the bore, through the tool hole, and against the composite to drill a composite hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John E. McCracken
  • Patent number: 8741085
    Abstract: A resilient floor tile includes a base layer, a film layer, a decorative film layer, and a topcoat. The resilient floor tile has a shaped edge formed on an upper surface thereof that extends about at least a portion of a perimeter of the resilient floor tile. In order to make the resilient floor tile, a continuous sheet of a base layer is conveyed into a press die. The press die is actuated from an open position to a closed position. The continuous sheet is cut with a blade of a cutting tool of the press die to form side surfaces of the resilient floor tile when the press die is in the closed position. A shaped edge is formed on at least a portion of a perimeter of an upper surface of the resilient floor tile with a forming tool of the press die when the press die is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Kean M. Anspach, Thomas C. Bair, John R. Eshbach, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140131914
    Abstract: A device for producing fiber preforms including a plurality of unwind stations, a plurality of grippers and at least one first molding tool. Further, a method includes the successive steps of tensioning threads or rovings for a first layer with grippers, draping the first layer over a first molding tool, severing of the threads or rovings of the first layer, tensioning threads or rovings for a second layer with grippers, draping an additional layer over the first forming tool, and severing the threads or rovings of the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Göttinger, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8697207
    Abstract: The inventive heat-shrinkable polyolefin film is high in shrinkability in the longitudinal direction that is its main shrinkage direction and excellent in finish properties after shrinkage, perforated line openability, and thermal blocking resistance. The heat-shrinkable polyolefin film is characterized by particular values with respect to hot-water heat shrinkage ratio in the longitudinal and width directions, right angle tear strength in the width direction, and heat-resistant peel strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigetomo Yamamoto, Yukinobu Mukoyama, Kyoko Inagaki, Kenji Kawai, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Katsuhiko Nose