Combined Patents (Class 264/238)
  • Patent number: 11339761
    Abstract: A bolt sleeve connector, a blade of a wind turbine generator system and manufacturing method thereof and a wind turbine generator system are provided. The bolt sleeve connector includes at least two extension portions arranged side by side and spaced apart, and each extension portion has a first end and a second end. The first ends of the extension portions are connected together and the second end of each extension portion is connected with the corresponding bolt sleeve. By using the bolt sleeve connectors to connect multiple pre-embedded connection sleeves at the position of the blade root of the blade of the wind turbine generator system, the multiple pre-embedded connection sleeves are connected as a whole, thus can disperse the stress of the bolt and the bolt sleeve and then improve the bearing capacity of the blade root bolt and facilitate reducing the weight of the blade root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING GOLDWIND SCIENCE & CREATION WINDPOWER EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingbo Wang, Liufeng Hao
  • Patent number: 11305471
    Abstract: Resin supply system in which resin material is stored in a pouch in a degassed state ready for use. The pouch comprises a body portion forming a reservoir for resin material and a connector portion in fluid communication therewith. The connector portion includes an outlet which is configured to be connected to an injector head of an injector assembly, the injector head being connectable to a mould by means of connecting tubing to provide a resin supply thereto. The pouch is configured to be mountable in a housing of the injector assembly and is compressed by hydrostatic pressure of water surrounding the pouch in a chamber of the housing. The application of pressure by a piston moving in a direction transfers pressure to the water and then to the pouch in a controlled manner to provide the resin supply to the mould. After use, the pouch is removed and discarded thereby substantially eliminating the need for cleaning of the housing after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: COEXPAIR S.A.
    Inventor: André Bertin
  • Patent number: 11135748
    Abstract: Expandable components for aerial vehicles may include an outer structure formed of carbon fiber, an adhesive bladder disposed within the outer structure, and expanding foam materials inserted into the adhesive bladder. The expandable components may be configured to transform from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration upon application of heat and/or pressure. For example, in the compressed configuration, the outer structure, adhesive bladder, and expanding foam materials may be folded, rolled, or compressed for storage or transport. In the expanded configuration, the expanding foam materials may expand and cure within the adhesive bladder, the adhesive bladder may expand, bond, and cure inside the outer structure, and the outer structure may expand and cure to a desired shape or size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven McGinnis, Adrian Timothy Wallace
  • Patent number: 10926858
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments disclose a pressure bulkhead system comprising an aft pressure bulkhead, skin splice angles, and stringer splice angles. The aft pressure bulkhead has an outer compression ring. The skin splice angles are positioned adjacent to one another and joined to the outer compression ring. The skin splice angles form a joint between a first section of a fuselage, a second section of the fuselage, and the aft pressure bulkhead. The stringer splice angles join the skin splice angles to a stringer in the second section of the fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Diep, Bernhard Dopker, Rosario Vingiani
  • Patent number: 10786957
    Abstract: An apparatus for infusing a composite structure includes a reservoir configured to receive a volume of resin, a base, a membrane configured to be sealed upon the base, and a flow medium in fluid communication with the reservoir. The flow medium includes a first flow medium portion disposed in contact with at least a portion of the base and a second flow medium portion disposed in contact with at least a portion of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Andreas Lutz
  • Patent number: 10773427
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a roll type imprint master mold including disposing a base layer on a substrate including a first area and a second area adjacent to the first area, disposing an inorganic insulation layer on the base layer, forming a first mask pattern and a first resin pattern in the first area, forming a pattern layer by etching the inorganic insulation layer using the first resin and the first mask patterns as a mask, removing the first resin and the first mask patterns, forming a second mask pattern and a second resin pattern in the second area, forming a pattern layer by etching the inorganic insulation layer using the second resin and the second mask patterns as a mask, removing the second resin and the second mask patterns, separating the base layer from the substrate, and attaching the base layer onto a roll body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daehwan Jang, Seung-Won Park, Baehyoun Jung, Eunjung Kim, Jihun Kim, Yunjong Yeo, Hyungbin Cho, Sang-Hoon Lee, Yong-Hwan Ryu, Sung-Young Choi, Hyunju Kang
  • Patent number: 10569457
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a two-part fastener may include a fastener-molding housing and an actuating assembly. The fastener-molding housing may include a fastener mold having a first mold section connected to a second mold section through a flash connection mold section. The fastener mold is configured to receive fastener-forming material to form a pre-engaged fastener having a first fastener portion within the first mold section and a second fastener portion within the second mold section. The first fastener portion is temporarily secured to the second fastener portion through a flash connection portion formed within the flash connection mold section. The an actuating assembly includes a stripper plate, a connecting member, and at least one ejection member. The connecting member is configured to securely retain the first fastener portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Tisol, Jr., Brock T. Cooley, Benjamin H. Moerke
  • Patent number: 10369737
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a thermoplastic container from a cylindrical preform and for delivering a predetermined volume of a beverage component into the container. The apparatus includes: a mold defining a shape of the container; a member configured to inject at least one beverage component into a recess in the preform so as to promote expansion of the preform inside the mold into the shape of the container, the member being further configured to inject the at least one beverage component in a first volume intentionally greater than the predetermined volume; and the member also being configured to remove a fraction of the first volume of the beverage component until a second volume of beverage component remaining in the container is equal to the predetermined volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Fabio Chimetto, Klaus Hartwig
  • Patent number: 10220580
    Abstract: A mold device and a method related thereto for forming a plastic container from a preform. The mold device comprises a mold defining a mold cavity, an optional stretch initiation rod system for engaging an interior portion of the preform to define a stretch initiation area, and a centrally disposed pressure source positionable within the preform for introducing a pressurized fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Discma AG
    Inventors: George David Lisch, Bradley Wilson
  • Patent number: 9946160
    Abstract: A pattern forming method which includes: forming a plurality of first line patterns of which longitudinal direction is a first direction and a plurality of second line patterns of which longitudinal direction is the first direction and of which etching characteristic is different from etching characteristic of the plurality of first line patterns, so that at least one edge portion of each of the plurality of first line patterns and at least one edge portion of each of the plurality of second line patterns are adjacent to each other; and removing at least a portion of the plurality of first line patterns by etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9810601
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aircraft structure comprising a structural component and a set of reinforcing straps for reinforcing the structural component, wherein the set comprises a first reinforcing strap having an inner and outer surface, wherein the inner surface is attached to a first surface of the structural component such that the first reinforcing strap extends longitudinally along the structural component and a second reinforcing strap having an inner and outer surface, wherein the inner surface is attached to the outer surface of the first reinforcing strap such that the second reinforcing strap extends longitudinally along the first reinforcing strap. The invention also provides an aircraft, a method of reinforcing an aircraft structure and a method of inspecting an aircraft structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: David Tighe
  • Patent number: 9802375
    Abstract: A mold device and a method related thereto for forming a plastic container from a preform. The mold device comprises a mold defining a mold cavity, an optional stretch initiation rod system for engaging an interior portion of the preform to define a stretch initiation area, and a centrally disposed pressure source positionable within the preform for introducing a pressurized fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Discma AG
    Inventors: George David Lisch, Bradley Wilson
  • Patent number: 9637660
    Abstract: The invention relates to unique applications for the novel high melt flow, low viscosity, selectively hydrogenated styrene-butadiene-styrene (hSBS) or selectively hydrogenated controlled distribution styrene-butadiene/styrene-styrene (hSBSS) block copolymers, wherein the melt flow rate of said block copolymer is at least 100 g/10 min at 230° C. under 2.16 kg mass according to ASTM D1238. These block copolymers are novel and have the highest melt flow rate of any styrenic block copolymer also possessing high strength and elasticity. It has applications that prior to the present invention were not normally possible due to the normal low melt flow rate of styrenic block copolymers. The present invention also encompasses various fields of use such as a fiberglass hSBS or hSBSS reinforced mat, low viscosity hSBS or hSBSS coatings for industrial uses, hot melt adhesives prepared from hSBS or hSBSS blended with polyalpha-olefins, and elastic film, fiber, and nonwoven constructions using hSBS or hSBSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Kathryn Janelle Wright, Troy E. Wiegand
  • Patent number: 9573314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of delivering a predetermined volume of beverage into a thermoplastic container formed from a heated preform positioned in a mold, characterized in that the product includes a step of injecting at least some beverage into a recess in the preform so as to promote expansion of the preform inside the mold, the mold defining the shape of the container, a volume of beverage introduced during the injection step being at least equal to said predetermined volume, and, in addition, the method includes a step of sucking out a fraction of said volume of the beverage introduced until the volume of beverage remaining in the container is approximately equal to said predetermined volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Fabio Chimetto, Klaus Hartwig
  • Patent number: 9549874
    Abstract: Device and method for needle penetrating and filling a chamber with a predetermined substance, and hermetically resealing a resulting needle hole in the device by applying radiation thereto. The needle penetrable and resealable portion defines a predetermined wall thickness in an axial direction thereof, and may include a thermoplastic that substantially prevents the formation of particles released into the chamber from the needle penetrable and resealable portion during penetration by and withdrawal of the needle. Such thermoplastic may include a predetermined amount of pigment that allows the thermoplastic to substantially absorb laser radiation at a predetermined wavelength, substantially prevent the passage of radiation through the predetermined wall thickness thereof, and hermetically seal a needle aperture formed in the needle penetration region thereof in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: MEDINSTILL DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 9339968
    Abstract: A mold device and a method related thereto for forming a plastic container from a preform. The mold device comprises a mold defining a mold cavity, a stretch initiation rod system for engaging an interior portion of the preform to define a stretch initiation area, and a centrally disposed pressure source positionable within the preform for introducing a pressurized fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Discma AG
    Inventor: Theodore F. Eberle
  • Publication number: 20150140256
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a shaped composite material and a method for producing it. More specifically, the invention concerns a disc for a disc brake made from ceramic composite materials, usually known as “CMC”, i.e. “Carbon Material Ceramic” or “CCM”, i.e. “Carbon Ceramic Material”. These materials consist of carbon matrices containing carbon fibres usually infiltrated with silicon and a product of reaction between C and Si, silicon carbide (SiC). More specifically, the invention concerns a shaped composite material comprising a inner layer (3; 103) of CCM C/SiC/Si material comprising disorderly short filaments consisting mainly of carbon and respective outer layers (2, 2?; 102, 102?) of C/SiC/Si material and having an orderly fabric structure of mainly carbon fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Petroceramics S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimiliano Valle
  • Publication number: 20150131235
    Abstract: There are provided an electronic component module in which an external terminal is disposed outwardly from a mold part by a plating process and a manufacturing method thereof. The electronic component module includes a substrate, at least one electronic component mounted on the substrate, a mold part sealing the electronic component, and at least one connection conductor having one end bonded to one surface of the substrate and formed in the mold part so as to penetrate through the mold part. The connection conductor is formed to have a form in which horizontal cross-sectional areas of the connection conductor are gradually reduced toward the substrate and includes at least one step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Jae YOO, Eun Jung JO, Jae Hyun LIM
  • Publication number: 20150115500
    Abstract: Filter element (1) has opposing end sections (3A, 3B) of a filter material sheet (2) that are connected to each other in a fluid-tight manner, wherein a molded or extruded plastic casing (5) encloses the end edges (4A, 4B) of the end sections (3A, 3B). A method for producing a corresponding filter element (1) includes the encasing of opposing end edges (4A, 4B) of end sections (3A, 3B) of a filter material sheet (2) with a plastic casing (5) so as to form a continuous bellows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus GEHWOLF, Michael MAIER
  • Publication number: 20150114488
    Abstract: A fluid storage system for a vehicle includes a splash shield formed to at least partially define a wheel cavity of the vehicle. At least one reservoir structure is integral with the splash shield. The at least one reservoir structure includes an interior cavity defining a volume for storing fluid. The splash shield and reservoir structure can be molded integrally or can be separate parts that are welded or otherwise coupled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Zaitz, Shawn Griffin, Matthew Dissette
  • Publication number: 20150104508
    Abstract: Systems, methods, compositions, and devices related to the delivery of one or more biologically active agents to a body include the admixture of one or more biologically active agents with one or more biocompatible polymeric mixtures in a solid-state shear extrusion system. The extrusion systems may include one or more extrusion screws. One or more portions of the one or more extrusion screws, one or more extrusion system active elements, one or more barrel sections, and/or one or more extruder work zones may be temperature controlled to maintain a temperature of the biocompatible polymeric mixture in contact therewith at or below the liquefication temperature of the biocompatible polymeric materials. The resulting compositions from the extrusion systems may be fabricated into devices to deliver the one or more biologically active agents to a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Philip BRUNNER, Mark TAPSAK
  • Publication number: 20150105749
    Abstract: The invention inter alia relates to a dispense interface for an ejection device. The dispense interface comprises at least two inlets, at least one outlet and a part having a body portion and a cover portion; wherein the body portion and the cover portion are connected by a living hinge such that the body portion and the cover portion are foldable towards each other; wherein the body portion and the cover portion are configured to form a fluid channel arrangement between surfaces of the body portion and the cover portion facing each other when the body portion and the cover portion are folded towards each other; wherein the living hinge is arranged next to the facing surfaces; and wherein the fluid channel arrangement is configured to provide fluid communication between the at least two inlets and the at least one outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Frederic Laugere, Cristian Popa, Ben Impey, Andrew Macleod
  • Publication number: 20150096988
    Abstract: A bung closure for gas-tight and liquid-tight closure of a bung opening of a container, includes a cup-shaped basic body made from metal and having a disk-shaped base and an adjoining, upwardly open, tubular ring part; at least one interlocking element in the form of a shaped sheet-metal strip or a tab provided within the cup-shaped basic body for engagement with a screwing tool for screwing the bung closure into, and out of the bung opening of the container; and a stable plastics layer provided on the outer side of the ring part, with an external thread formed on an outside of the plastics layer for threaded engagement with the internal thread of the bung opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Mauser-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 8999215
    Abstract: A cover that is assembled from a front assembly (3+6) and a base element (2) is produced in that the front assembly including the front plate (3) and the light conductor pin (6) are integrally injection molded in two subsequent injection molding steps, while the base element (2) is injection molded remote there from. Subsequently, the two components which are arranged in the different tool halves (101, 102) are brought in alignment with one another with an index plate (103) and are joined through closing the tool and are preferably interlocked with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ditter Plastic GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Rolf Peter Ditter
  • Publication number: 20150082534
    Abstract: A molded bathtub and mounting assembly is provided that includes a molded bathtub having a basin, a rim attached to and extending at least partially around an upper end of the basin, and an apron attached to the rim and extending downwardly therefrom; and a mounting assembly including a mounting member and a mounting clip, and a gap located between a portion of the mounting clip and the mounting member, the gap configured to receive a lower end of the apron. Multiple bathtubs may be stacked together in an inverted position with an upper bathtub receiving the basin of a lower bathtub in a cavity of the upper bathtub defined by the basin therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Lyons Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Dale Lyons, Dale Allen Kehoe, II, Paul William Emerson, Richard Alexander Xouris, Nicolett Marie Bisnett, Jerry Ted Pruszynski, Bruce Miller, Robert Tupper Franz
  • Publication number: 20150061183
    Abstract: A method for casting prefabricated concrete products with a circulation line casting process, where casting molds with fresh cast concrete products are moved for curing in a curing area, where the casting molds with the concrete products are stacked to form stacks of plurality of casting molds in the curing area, wherein the stacks of casting molds in the curing area are formed by lifting the casting molds forming the stack from the lowest casting mold of the stack, inserting a new casting mold below the lifted stack, and lowering the lifted stack on top of the inserted new casting mold. The invention also relates to a lifting and stacking apparatus utilizing the method, and to a circulation line casting apparatus equipped with such a lifting and stacking apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ELEMATIC OY AB
    Inventor: Jani EILOLA
  • Patent number: 8963381
    Abstract: In a one-piece resin component, a plurality of stackable resin portions is resin-molded integrally with a resin housing of a dynamoelectric machine and radially outwardly projects from the resin housing. Each the plurality of stackable resin portions is adapted to be stacked against a corresponding one of a plurality of stackable resin portions of another one-piece resin component that is generally identical to the one-piece resin component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Asmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sugiura, Hiroaki Honma, Shinya Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20150049433
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display. The electronic device may include a housing. A display trim may be formed from injection molded plastic that is molded directly onto the housing. The molded plastic trim may form a rectangular ring around the periphery of the housing. The housing may have angled or curved interior surfaces that are covered by the molded plastic trim. Computer-controlled positioners may be used to center the housing within an injection molding tool. Independently controlled positioners may also be used in capturing the housing between the lower die and the upper die in the injection molding tool. The injection molding tool may inject thermoplastic elastomer material into a channel in the upper die to form the plastic display trim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Berg, Bryan W. Posner, Dinesh C. Mathew, Robert Y. Cao
  • Publication number: 20150025562
    Abstract: A microcatheter with an enhanced inner liner that has low of friction and improved toughness which facilitates delivery of expandable vascular reconstruction devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Reverse Medical Corporation
    Inventors: James Q. Dinh, Jeffrey J. Valko, Brian M. Strauss, Adriana X. Peralta
  • Publication number: 20150018922
    Abstract: A method includes providing a mold defining a mold cavity for receiving material to be molded into a molded part, positioning an insert at least partially in the mold such that a portion of the insert defines a portion of the mold cavity, and injecting the material into the mold cavity to substantially fill the mold cavity to form the molded part. The molded par can then be removed from the mold and the insert can be removed from the molded part. The mold can include silicone and the insert can include polyoxymethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daragh Nolan, James M. English, Richard Percy, Sean Walsh, John O'Rourke
  • Publication number: 20140364887
    Abstract: Methods for intra-mold sterilization of a plastic-embedded metal component of a product, such as a medical lancet having a metal needle embedded within a plastic lancet body. For example, a lancet needle is retained within a mold, plastic is injected to encapsulate the needle, and a specified minimum temperature is maintained for a specified minimum cycle time. In example forms, the specified minimum mold temperature is at least about 370 degrees Fahrenheit and the specified minimum cycle time is at least about 10 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin J. SEIFERT
  • Patent number: 8906280
    Abstract: A method of forming a midsole includes the steps of placing a first mold member and a second mold member in contact with one another, injecting a first material into the first mold member to form first and second portions of a midsole preform, positioning the first and second portions in a third mold member of a second mold assembly; placing a second material in the third mold member; placing the third mold member and a fourth mold member in contact with one another, subjecting the second material and the first and second portions to heat to form a midsole preform, placing the midsole preform in a fifth mold member, placing the fifth mold member and a sixth mold member in contact with one another; and subjecting the midsole preform to heat and pressure to form a midsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Estelle A. Maranan, Michael Hochdoerffer, Jason C. Mayden, Jun Peng
  • Publication number: 20140336022
    Abstract: A exercise roller device including a center roller portion provided with shaped end roller portions, and the center roller portion provided with a centered circumferential groove. A method of making the exercise roller device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: COULTER VENTURES LLC D/B/A ROGUE FITNESS
    Inventor: Dylan JONES
  • Patent number: 8877113
    Abstract: A method of molding a clip mount on a baseboard includes: forming a clip mount forming space with a die set including at least first slide die and second slide die; injecting molten resin into the space; forming a first wall; forming a connecting wall so as to extend from a distal end of the first wall such that a distance between the connecting wall and a surface of the baseboard increases as a distance from the first wall increases; forming a second wall; forming a mount wall so as to extend from an end of the second wall such that a distance between the mount wall and the connecting wall increases as a distance from the second wall increases; sliding the first slide die for removal; and sliding the second slide die in a different direction from a direction in which the first slide die is slid for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Ishizu, Junichi Okada, Hideaki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140306373
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for volumetric reduction of polymeric material and in particular synthetic polymeric textile materials. Such materials are typically used in hospital operating rooms and have material memory meaning that they re-expand after compression. Consequently they are difficult to process as waste material. The present invention is a method and apparatus for thermally compacting a polymer comprising a first and second heated surface inclined downwardly towards each other and providing with a passage at their lower ends through which melted polymeric material may pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Styromelt Limited
    Inventor: David Scheeres
  • Publication number: 20140294908
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is an implantable support material for culturing cells, wherein at least some of the cells substantially maintain at least one of (i) phenotype and (ii) genotype thereof after being cultured on the support material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Gonzalo Serafica, Constance Ace, Jessica Donlin, Junping Wang
  • Publication number: 20140277517
    Abstract: A porous metal glenoid component, comprising a thin solid nonporous region having a first side and a second side; a first porous metallic substrate formed on the first side of the nonporous region; a polymeric body fabricated onto the first porous metallic substrate, the polymeric body having an articulating surface configured to engage a humeral component to permit rotational and translational movement therewith; and a second porous metallic substrate formed on the second side of the nonporous region, the second porous metallic substrate being configured to interface with a glenoid cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan A. Winslow
  • Publication number: 20140274235
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of forming a grain storage bin for a combine harvester, the method comprising forming, in a plastic molding process, plural double-walled plastic panels of the grain storage bin; and coupling the plural double-walled plastic panels in an interlocking arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bryan S. Claerhout
  • Publication number: 20140263442
    Abstract: A container for insertion of a carton containing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser is disclosed. The container may include a base surface and a front surface, a back surface, and two side surfaces that may extend from the base surface. The surfaces may define a cavity sized to receive the carton. A method for inserting the carton containing the beverage ingredient into the beverage dispenser is disclosed. The method includes inserting the carton into the container, partially inserting the container into the beverage dispenser, and causing a fitment to engage the beverage dispenser. The fitment protruding from the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bryan Connerat, Mark Friedlein, Carlos J. Ayala-Diaz
  • Patent number: 8834765
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a method of manufacture for an encased coil body, which is capable of easily manufacturing an encased coil body which is configured so as to be encased in a state where a coil is enclosed within an electrically insulating resin and is also capable of favorably preventing the coil from positional misalignment or deformation at the time of the manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Esaki, Hiroyuki Kato, Yasuhiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140251893
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filtration means (10) for the filtration of liquid media having a housing (12) and at least one filter element (16) arranged in said housing (12), wherein at least one of said filter element (16) at at least one axial end has a laterally outwardly extending flange (24), which is connected to said housing (12) forming a seal. Said flange (24) has a conical surface (25) projecting outwardly which interacts with a complementary conical surface (27) of a gasket (26) which is arranged between said flange (24) and said housing (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: KSM WATER GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Goebbert, Manfred Volz
  • Publication number: 20140233236
    Abstract: A decorative composite body includes a glass body and a plastic partly enclosing the glass body, wherein part of the surface of the glass body is arranged on the outside of the decorative composite body, wherein at least two adjacent glass and plastic areas arranged on the outside of the composite body are ground in the composite state, wherein areas of the glass body adjacent to the plastic are at least partly mirrored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: D. SWAROVSKI & CO.
    Inventors: Walter HERMANN, Adolf STOCKER, Max SCHURAL, Christian MUR
  • Patent number: 8808600
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a barrier assembly includes: forming a barrier inside a mold using a polymeric material; removing the formed barrier from the mold while the barrier is still warm; inserting an elongated coupler into a passage on the barrier while the barrier is still warm, the coupler including a shaft and a securing member outwardly projecting from the shaft, the passage having a constricting portion, the warm constricting portion of the barrier pliably bending as the securing member passes throughthrough; and allowing the formed barrier to cool and harden, the hardened constricting portion of the barrier preventing or limiting the securing member of the connector from passing back through the constricting portion of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Off the Wall Products, LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Christensen, James Schaffner
  • Publication number: 20140217130
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a container includes a closure cap having an open ended body with a peripheral wall and a top wall provided with a dispensing passage which is defined by a collar arranged to the top wall. A self-closing valve is arranged in the closure cap. The valve includes a slit central portion and a skirt extending downwardly from the central portion, which has an outwardly extending flange. The skirt is arranged in the collar and the flange is located below the collar and extends radially outwardly beyond it. On a lower surface of the top wall, a plurality of lips is formed outward from the collar. The lips are folded over the flange such that the latter is partly enveloped between the lips and the top wall so as to secure the valve in the closure cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Lenny Marita Ellenkamp-Van Olst, Sebastiaan Wilhelmus Josephus Den Boer, Gerrit Jan Stegeman, Jan Van Alfen
  • Publication number: 20140210130
    Abstract: A mixture and method for forming molded products includes, in a preferred embodiment, Portland cement, shredded polystyrene, chopped fiberglass fibers, a waterproof coating agent, and water. These components may be mixed together, preferably in a large capacity mixer, to form a slurry, which may then be poured into a mold. The slurry is allowed to dry within the mold, and is then removed from the mold. The final product is a precast, molded item that is formed into a desired shape for use in the construction industry, and may be attached to a structure using screws, nails, adhesive, or any other suitable means of attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: William A. HIGBE
  • Publication number: 20140190057
    Abstract: A light weight stiffened gun stock is disclosed herein. The gun stock utilizes structural members oriented in a grid pattern resulting in a high strength-to-weight ratio. The grid pattern can be an isogrid, orthogrid, hoop-grid pattern, or a combination thereof. The structural members define the form of the gunstock, and provide recoil absorption to reduce the amount of recoil experienced by the shooter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Craig B. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20140179683
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sustained-release preparation of ivabradine or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The preparation contains ivabradine or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and a sustained-release framework material, wherein the sustained-release framework material is selected from polyoxyethylene, or a mixture of polyoxyethylene and polyvinyl acetate or polyvinyl pyrrolidone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: JIANGSU HENGRUI MEDICINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Liu, Yuxia Wu
  • Patent number: 8758540
    Abstract: A method for laying carbon nanotube film includes following steps. A carbon nanotube film is provided. The carbon nanotube film includes a number of carbon nanotube strings substantially parallel to each other and extending along a first direction. The carbon nanotube film is stretched along a second direction substantially perpendicular with the first direction to form a deformation along the second direction. The carbon nanotube film is placed on a surface of a substrate. The deformation along the second direction is kept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Chen Feng, Lin Xiao, Zhuo Chen, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan, Qun-Qing Li, Li Qian, Yang Wei
  • Publication number: 20140166459
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to a key including a primary dome, a plurality of second domes, and a first layer. The primary dome is to compress a switch if the primary dome collapses. The first layer is over the primary and secondary domes. The first layer collapses the primary dome and does not engage the secondary domes, if the first layer is pressed substantially levelly or parallel to the rest position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Luis C. Armendariz, Earl W. Moore, Joseph A. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140167316
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of form parts from multi-component reactive plastic material, especially from polyurethane, wherein a plurality of moulds are moved by means of mould carriages (1) at least temporarily along a closed, preferably oval, production line (2). To allow an easy, efficient and quick cleaning of the production line the invention proposes that temporarily instead of at least one mould carriage (1) a cleaning carriage (1b) is arranged in the production line (2), wherein the cleaning carriage (1b) is equipped with rolls (3) and is moved with the same on a stationary ground (4) and wherein the stationary ground (4) is cleaned with the cleaning carriage (1b). Furthermore, the invention relates to a device for the production of form parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: HENNECKE GMBH
    Inventors: Frank GOEBEL, Bernhard WILLING