Joining Parts For Relative Movement Patents (Class 264/242)
  • Patent number: 11560257
    Abstract: Collapsible containers and a method of their manufacture are disclosed herein. The collapsible containers have one or more collapsible wall sections and a stiff upper and lower tier. The wall sections have living hinges and three or more tiers between the hinges. A thermoplastic elastomer layer may join separately made portions of the container together. The containers may be made by molding and overmolding. The containers include inter alia bulk liquid containers, jugs, tubs, baskets, bottles, and food containers. The method of manufacturing includes placing a container component and a matching container body comprising a stiff first tier, a stiff second tier, and a collapsible wall section in a mold; assembling the container body with the container component to close one end of the container body; and overmolding a thermoplastic layer around the container body and the container component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Sam Tung Tsui
  • Patent number: 11345586
    Abstract: A tap assembly for reducing the infiltration of fluid from the exterior of a fluid container to the interior of a fluid container comprising a tap valve, a valve closure, and a hollow tap body. The tap body provides a fluid outlet for allowing the passage of fluid through the tap assembly and a multi-start male thread to slidably move the valve closure from an open position to a closed position. The tap assembly further comprises three concentric securement pieces configured to interface with the fluid container and form a three-point locking mechanism interlocking the three concentric securement pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ourip Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Simon Edwards
  • Patent number: 11338524
    Abstract: A method of forming and assembling a foldable plastic utility enclosure using molds to form sides of the enclosure, preferably using glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite. The molds are constructed to form a central hole in hinge members which are formed on ends of the sides. The central hole of the hinge member is molded with two molding parts, wherein one or both of the molding parts have a solid central portion that forms the central hole. The sides are removed from the molds after curing and the sides are assembled to form the utility enclosure while the sides are still hot from the molding process. Hinge pins are inserted into the central holes of the hinge members to form hinges and to prevent the sides from warping during cooling. Assembling the sides and inserting hinge pins to form the utility enclosure is completed within approximately 10 minutes after removing the sides from the molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Kyle Nolen, Raymond George Thompson
  • Patent number: 11112576
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides an optical lens including a first lens group with at least two lenses, a second lens group with at least two lenses, and a parting line located between the first lens group and the second lens group. Each of the lenses of the first and the second lens groups is associated with a respective distance, the respective distance is a distance value measured along an optical axis between two focal points of two end points of an image circle diameter formed at an image plane of the optical lens, under the condition that an optical center of one of the lenses is shifted a distance away from the optical axis. The two lenses with the two largest distance values among all lenses are disposed on the same side of the parting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ray Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsiang Lin, Chen-Cheng Lee, Wei-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 10994458
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a ball joint including a ball-seat molding step for forming a ball seat assembly by using, as a core, a ball section of a ball stud, the ball section of which is integrally provided in advance at one end portion of a stud section, and insert-molding a ball seat made of resin to cover at least a portion of the ball section present on an opposite side to the stud section, and a housing molding step for insert-molding a housing made of resin by using, as a core, the ball section partially covered by the ball seat of the ball seat assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10717219
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to make it possible to shorten the time required for a burr removal step and make it difficult for the burrs to detach from a sheet member in a step for removing the burrs together with the sheet member. For removal, by making the burrs to adhere to a pliable sheet member such as paper or nonwoven fabric that has been incorporated beforehand in the molding die and stripping the sheet member from the molding die, the burrs are removed together with the sheet member. The present invention is characterized in that in order to make it difficult for the burrs to detach from the sheet member during the stripping, a radiused shape with an arc-shaped cross-section is formed by the molding die on the areas surrounding the sections where the burrs adhere to the sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Bunpei Yoshida, Takeshi Masaka, Shigeru Watanabe, Shun Murasaki
  • Patent number: 10478926
    Abstract: A method and device for assembling a composite housing fitted with a shaft and at least one associated mounted element are disclosed. The method may include the steps of: arranging the housing in a predetermined position with respect to an actuator; arranging the shaft in a predetermined position with respect to the housing and the actuator; selecting a mounting element to be mounted on the shaft; conveying the mounting element into a predetermined position within the housing; pushing the shaft via the actuator so that the shaft passes successively through an opening of the housing and an opening of the mounting element; and positioning the mounting element in a position adjacent to a heat source for a predetermined duration after the step of selecting the mounting element and prior to conveying the mounting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Mikael M. Moreau, Daniel M. Coulaud, Frank Dautel, Roberto Cutrona, Antonio Menonna, Thomas Flender, Stefan Steichele
  • Patent number: 10077807
    Abstract: There is provided a composite plain bearing having excellent heat resistance, creep resistance under high surface pressure, low friction, abrasion resistance, and other characteristics while being capable of manufacture with high productivity. A composite plain bearing (1) comprising an ingot metal plate (2) and a resin layer (3) comprises a resin composition in which an aromatic polyether ketone resin or the like is used as a base resin, wherein the resin layer (3) is overlaid by injection molding and integrally provided on the surface on the surface of the ingot metal plate (2) to a thickness of 0.1 to 0.7 mm. The ingot metal plate (2) is chemically surface-treated on a face joined to the resin layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Takuya Ishii, Masato Shimoda, Yasushi Oohashi, Satoru Fukuzawa
  • Patent number: 10064282
    Abstract: A multilayer structure for an electronic device having a flexible substrate film (202) for accommodating electronics (204); at least one electronic component (204) provided on said substrate film (202); and a number of conductive traces (206) provided on said substrate film (202) for electrically powering and/or connecting electronics including said at least one electronic component (204), wherein at least one preferably thermoformed cover (210) is attached to said substrate film (202) on top of said at least one electronic component (204), the at least one thermoformed cover (210) and the substrate film (202) accommodating the electronics (204) being overmolded with thermoplastic material (208). The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a multilayer structure for an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Mikko Heikkinen, Jarmo Sääski, Jarkko Torvinen
  • Patent number: 9970563
    Abstract: A valve cap (14) can be configured to have an integral sealing member (50) at least part of which is extendable into an opening(18) of a valve body (12) and seals against an inner surface of a valve body wall (16). The sealing member (50) is configured to have a void space (51) such that when fluid leaks from a valve stem disposed in the valve body (12), an internal pressure in the void space forces a surface of the sealing member (50) against the inner surface of the valve body wall (16), thereby tightening a seal between the sealing member (50) and the valve body wall (16). In such circumstances, the fluid is prevented effectively from exiting the valve cap (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: James Russell Cude, Michial Ernest Kirksey, Guangwei Rong
  • Patent number: 9925350
    Abstract: A connector and tubing combination includes a tubing segment with an end piece, such as a tubing flange. The tubing flange can be secured within the connector by an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve of the connector. Both of the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve are located outside of the tubing flange and the tubing segment. In addition, the inner sleeve, outer sleeve and the tubing flange are mechanically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Brent Ian Laing, David John Sims, Mark Thomas O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9482268
    Abstract: A connecting assembly for a vehicle, with a structural component (11) having a connection area (14), a joint (7) having a bearing element (4) and an inner joint component (3) fitted and able to move in the latter and which extends outward the assembly, in an axial direction (5). The bearing element (4) together with the connection area (14) form an insert, and a cast element (9) is produced by casting around and enclosing the insert. The structural component (11) and the inner joint component (3) extend out of the cast element (9). The insert has a closing component (12) that engages with a mutual interlock with the structural component (11) to form, together with the structural component (11), a joint holder (8) that secures the bearing element (4) with an interlock, in the axial direction (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Frank Nachbar, Dirk Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 9475634
    Abstract: A spray apparatus has a container and a nozzle assembly. The nozzle assembly includes a cup member and a retention ring. The cup member has a central concave surface and a hole open to the central concave surface. A conduit extends downward below the hole and cooperates with the container to allow depression of the cup member from a first condition to a second condition to, in turn, pass product from the container out the hole. The retention ring has an inner portion secured to the container and an outer portion cooperating with the sidewall to resist upward movement of the sidewall of the cup member beyond the first condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Nicholas Joseph Prischak
  • Patent number: 9458877
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing a force. An apparatus comprises a multi-directional joint assembly and a damper associated with the multi-directional joint assembly. The multi-directional joint assembly has a first end and a second end. The first end and the second end move relative to each other. The damper is comprised of a number of elastomeric layers and a number of rigid layers interspersed with each other reducing at least one of a force and a moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Scott Hendrik Bouwer
  • Patent number: 9238322
    Abstract: A molding die for molding a substrate to be included in a microchip includes a first die and a second die contactable with and separable from the first die. One of the first die and the second die includes a ridge for molding the groove and a columnar first protrusion for molding at least a smallest diameter portion of a hole in the substrate, the portion having the smallest inner diameter. The other of the first die and the second die includes a second protrusion which is formed to be columnar having a diameter larger than the diameter of the first protrusion and contacts with a distal end of the first protrusion to mold the hole so as to extend through the substrate in cooperation with the first protrusion. A microchip also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Kanji Sekihara
  • Patent number: 9205618
    Abstract: Actuator apparatus for spray containers and methods of manufacturing actuator apparatus for spray containers. The actuator apparatus includes a cover having a restraint structure, e.g., locatable below an aperture portion of a push button of a base, to restrict the push button from depression by a user when the actuator apparatus is in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jason C. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9011744
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for manufacturing a ball joint that are capable of reducing a torque applied between a ball stud and a ball seat. The ball joint manufacturing apparatus includes an upper mold having a shape configured to injection-mold a ball seat formed of a synthetic resin material and surrounding the outside of a spherical head part of a ball stud; a lower mold installed under the upper mold and having a molding surface for forming a portion of the ball seat; a fixing jig configured to fix the ball stud to a molding position of the upper mold and the lower mold; and a rotary member configured to rotate the fixing jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Central Corporation
    Inventor: Seong-Rok Kim
  • Publication number: 20150076731
    Abstract: This invention relates to: A plastic or synthetic deer skull, molded from a real bone deer skull, having a ball and socket system molded into the antler pedicle for attaching the antlers to the skull. This system allows the antlers to be attached, rotated and adjusted in all directions, and locked into position. This invention also relates to a system of hanging the skull on a wall at approximately 45 degree angle, giving the antlers a more desirable and natural appearance. This invention also relates to methods of manufacturing the skull.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: C. Owen Walton, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150040349
    Abstract: A hinged component includes first and second portions of material coupled together by a composite live hinge. The live hinge includes a layer of tensile fabric and a layer of elastomer interposed between the tensile fabric and the material of one or both of the coupled first and second portions. The composite live hinge is capable of joining structural composite materials without the need for scoring, and thereby weakening, the structural composite material along the desired hinge line. The live hinge can be embedded in the materials it joins in a method that is compatible with traditional structural composite layup processes and in a manner which prevents resin from the structural composite materials from infiltrating the tensile fabric and compromising its flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mike Malia, Brian Kaplun, Dominick Consalvi
  • Patent number: 8945449
    Abstract: A method for making a cleated plate member for an article of footwear is described. The method includes a number of steps where various molds are used to form different components of the cleated plate member. A collar receptacle is formed using a first molding process. A cleat member is formed from a non-compatible material with a fastener of the cleat member associated with the collar receptacle using another molding process to form a combined cleat assembly. The combined cleat assembly is placed into corresponding receptacles in a mold used to form the cleated plate member. The cleated plate member is formed using another molding process that embeds the collar receptacle into the body of the cleated plate member. The completed cleated plate member includes releasably attached cleat members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Balwant S. Atwal, Clifford B. Gerber, Haim Horesh, Peter Sam, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8944796
    Abstract: A method of forming a mesh by a molding a link element around other link elements to form a mesh in which the interlinking link elements are formed as continuous unjoined loops by a molding process. An apparatus for forming a mesh including a plurality of first cavities for accommodating first link elements and a plurality of second cavities for forming interlinking link elements. The method and apparatus allow the continuous production of mesh formed of a range of materials including plastics materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kaynemaile Limited
    Inventor: Kayne Bruce Horsham
  • Patent number: 8932502
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein relate to a recyclable thermoplastic unit that includes a casing body composed of a first thermoplastic having a first melting point. The casing body also includes a first locking mechanism that is configured to mate with a second locking mechanism of a sacrifice layer. The sacrifice layer is composed of a second thermoplastic and includes the second locking mechanism. The sacrifice layer has a melting point that is greater than the melting point of the casing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Aya Seike
  • Publication number: 20140375026
    Abstract: A method for injection molding of an airbag case comprising a chute channel and a flap, with the chute channel being adapted to receive an airbag. The injection molding is carried out in a mould and comprises the following steps: arranging in the mould a net, manufacturing the flap and the chute channel by injecting plastic matter into the mould, by overmolding plastic matter on the net by manufacturing a continuity of material between the chute channel and the flap, with a portion of the net being isolated from the injected plastic material, in a closed protective space delimited between a wedge mobile and a first matrix of the mould. An airbag case in particular manufactures with such a method and dashboard for a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Thierry Schupbach
  • Publication number: 20140368005
    Abstract: A collection bin for use in a vehicle has a body defining an interior space and an opening top rim, the rim being substantially rigid so as remain open without force to overcome a closure, and having a hanging flap attached to an edge of the opening rim which depends towards a bottom of the body such that the hanging flap can be received in a seat back pocket of a vehicle seat, wherein the hanging flap attachment is substantially along the full length of an edge of the opening rim. Optionally, the hanging flap may depend a full depth of the body, and may have break-way sections to shorten it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mervyn G. Hackney
  • Publication number: 20140335303
    Abstract: A method of making a sandwich-type composite panel having a living hinge from a stack of material is provided. The stack includes first and second reinforced thermoplastic skins heated to a softening temperature and a thermoplastic cellular core disposed between the skins The first skin is stretchable when heated to the softening temperature. A pressure is applied to the stack after the step of heating to form the composite panel. A portion of the composite panel is crushed at a predetermined location simultaneously with the step of applying to locally compact and separate the cellular core at the predetermined location to form two side portions of the panel and a crushed portion of the panel between the two side portions. The first skin stretches during the step of crushing while remaining intact between the two side portions. The skins bond together at the predetermined location to form the living hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Publication number: 20140319135
    Abstract: A self-piercing closure for a container includes a laminar closing member, a closure body, and a piercing member for piercing a closing member. After piercing of the closing member, a self-closing valve of the closure dispenses flowable media from the container. In some examples, the piercing member is formed separately from the closure body, and is attachable to the closure body. The closure body may include a deformable region, and deformation of the deformable region may allow the closure body to move from a first position to a second position. Movement of the closure body from the first position to the second position may activate the piercing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Jamie Fox
  • Patent number: 8851873
    Abstract: An automatic circle forming apparatus adapted for automatically forming OPP (O-phenylphenol) plastic circles includes a lower equipment cabinet, a first base plate, a transmitting module, an automatic separating module, an automatic tearing film module, a sucking waste mechanism, a displacement module, an automatic forming module and an upper equipment cabinet. The upper equipment cabinet is positioned on the first base plate for installing the transmitting module, the automatic separating module, the automatic tearing film module, the sucking waste mechanism, the displacement module and the automatic forming module therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ai-Jun Yan, Wei Wang, Wen-Zhi Xia
  • Patent number: 8852473
    Abstract: A pin or tube reinforced polymeric foam and a method of manufacture thereof. The reinforcing pins or tubes are incorporated into the polymeric foam during or after fabrication of the reinforced polymer foam and are preferably coated with an adhesive or binder layer prior to fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wright Materials Research Co.
    Inventor: Seng Tan
  • Publication number: 20140294487
    Abstract: A connecting assembly for a vehicle, with a structural component (11) having a connection area (14), a joint (7) having a bearing element (4) and an inner joint component (3) fitted and able to move in the latter and which extends outward the assembly, in an axial direction (5). The bearing element (4) together with the connection area (14) form an insert, and a cast element (9) is produced by casting around and enclosing the insert. The structural component (11) and the inner joint component (3) extend out of the cast element (9). The insert has a closing component (12) that engages with a mutual interlock with the structural component (11) to form, together with the structural component (11), a joint holder (8) that secures the bearing element (4) with an interlock, in the axial direction (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Frank Nachbar, Dirk Adamczyk
  • Publication number: 20140284841
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an end effector assembly includes providing first and second jaw members moveable relative to one another about a pivot between a first, spaced-apart position and a second, approximated position. One of the first and second jaw members includes a cavity defined therein and the other of the first and second jaw members includes a stop member configured to be inserted into the cavity. A gap-setting gauge is grasped between the first and second jaw members to define a gap-distance between the jaw members equivalent to a thickness of the gap-setting gauge. The first and second jaw members are set such that the jaw members are prevented from approximation beyond the gap-distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140284840
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a lid for attachment to a vessel having an open top surrounded by a peripheral edge portion, includes injection molding from a molten plastic material a first shot structure defining a web portion, a peripheral portion surrounding the web portion; in a second shot procedure, over-molding an elastomeric material different from said plastic material onto the first short structure to form a seal structure portion integrated with the lid portion to form a unitary lid-seal structure, wherein the seal structure portion is permanently adhered to the peripheral portion of the first shot structure, and wherein the seal structure portion is configured to provide an air-tight seal between the lid and a sealing surface portion of the peripheral edge of the vessel when the lid is attached to the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Snapware Corporation
    Inventor: Justin Smyers
  • Patent number: 8834228
    Abstract: A method of insert molding a preformed item into a molded product, the molded product being formed by injecting a moldable material into a mold, is disclosed. The method includes adhering the preformed item to a surface of the mold with an adhesive, wherein the surface to which the preformed item is adhered is free of any features provided for holding the preformed item in place on the mold surface. The method next includes injecting the moldable material into the mold such that the moldable material at least partially surrounds the preformed item, and curing the moldable material. Articles molded via the disclosed method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon C Marine
  • Publication number: 20140252676
    Abstract: A load bearing panel member having a first portion, a second portion, and an appearance surface portion is formed by injection molding such that the first portion includes a plurality of ribs forming a grid pattern on the first portion and another plurality of ribs extending toward the periphery of the first portion which may be non-orthogonal to each other and to the ribs forming the grid pattern. An internal channel may be formed within each of the non-orthogonal ribs by injecting a gas into the rib during the molding process forming the panel. An appearance surface portion attached to the first portion and second portion of the panel member forms an integral hinge between the first and second portions of the panel member. The panel member may be configured as a floor panel of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Century Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin A. Saur, Robert L. Becker
  • Patent number: 8828920
    Abstract: A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nalini Chawla, Tom Patrick Collins, Michael David Sanders, Sherri Lynn Randall
  • Publication number: 20140246803
    Abstract: Equipping engine cooling fans with flaps, in particular ram-air flaps, which are opened by the relative wind and can close again by means of gravity at a vehicle standstill, is known. Until know, it has been common to install such ram-air flaps manually on a frame of the engine cooling fan. However, all of said embodiment concepts require complex motion guidance during the installation in/on the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Helming, Andreas Ewert, Markus Liedel
  • Publication number: 20140239541
    Abstract: Forming multi-layer 3D structures involving the joining of at least two structural elements, at least one of which is formed as a multi-layer 3D structure, wherein the joining occurs via one of: (1) elastic deformation and elastic recovery, (2) relative deformation of an initial portion of at least one element relative to another portion of the at least one element until the at least two elements are in a desired retention position after which the deformation is reduced or eliminated, or (3) moving a retention region of one element into the retention region of the other element, without deformation of either element, along a path including a loading region of the other element and wherein during normal use the first and second elements are configured relative to one another so that the loading region of the second element is not accessible to the retention region of the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Adam L. Cohen, Vacit Arat, Michael S. Lockard, Dennis R. Smalley
  • 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: 20140231432
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container lid, comprising a lid surface having an area for an outlet opening that is defined by a circumferential edge, a lifting tab for opening the area, said lifting tab being fastened to a top side of the lid surface by a fastening means, possibly in the form of a rivet. The lid surface has a first locking element protruding from the lid surface or protruding into the lid surface, wherein the lifting tab has a second locking element that interacts with the first locking element such that a rotation of the lifting tab about the fastening means is prevented. The fastening means is configured to interact with element and/or the second locking element such that a rotation of the fastening means is prevented. The disclosure further comprises a container and a method for producing a container lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Red Bull GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Rinderer, Roland Concin
  • Patent number: 8807636
    Abstract: An injection-molded structural component, particularly for automotive front end carriers, with a hollow structural section, the hollow structural section including a section body having a cavity with an opening, a section lid secured to the section body via a hinge and hinge-folded onto the opening, and a fastener element for fastening the section lid to the section body such that the hollow structural section withstands dynamical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Faurecia Exteriors GmbH
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Diaz Sanchez, Dirk Bücker, Hergen Görse, Yann Clapie, Frank Nikol
  • Publication number: 20140158721
    Abstract: A drink through spout cap system including a drink through spout cap and a coupler. The inner wall of the base housing can be substantially smooth and does not engage threads of a beverage bottle after the beverage bottle is received within the base housing. The inner wall of the base housing can be lined with a flexible material to enable the base housing to engage with the threads of a beverage bottle to conform to the bottle threads facilitating additional grip and seal. Accordingly, an appropriately sized cap can be used with a selected size of a common beverage bottle, regardless of the threads of beverage bottle. The coupler is received in the beverage bottle for coupling the beverage bottle to the base housing of the cap. The coupler includes an aperture therein for allowing a beverage in the beverage bottle to flow through the aperture to the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Lee FISHMAN
  • Publication number: 20140144228
    Abstract: The moveable dam structure of an adjustable measuring device such as a spoon or scoop has a structure molded of a single material with thin flexible curved edges which fit into the internal walls of the housing to provide increased surface contact without co-molding or other assembly of a separate edge seal onto the moveable dam. The moveable dam is molded in a single step of a single thermoplastic material to give the dam a tapered cross-sectional shape with the inner portion thicker than the outer edges, with curved edges forming angles substantially different from 90° when bearing against the internal walls of the measuring container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Rodney W. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20140103005
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a one-piece closure (16) for a container (10) having an aperture, comprising:—a base portion (22) that inwardly defines an opening centred about a base portion longitudinal axis (L) and that is intended to be mounted on the container neck,—a hinged cap (24) that is linked to the base portion by an outside hinge member (26), the hinge member having two opposite ends (26a, 26b) that are respectively connected to the base portion and the cap, the cap being movable between a closed position in which it closes the aperture of the base portion and an open position in which the aperture is left clear, characterized in that the two opposite ends (26a, 26b) of the hinge member (26) are aligned along an axis (I) that is inclined with respect to the base portion longitudinal axis (L) when the cap is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Publication number: 20140091493
    Abstract: Actuator apparatus for spray containers and methods of manufacturing actuator apparatus for spray containers. The actuator apparatus includes a cover having a restraint structure, e.g., locatable below an aperture portion of a push button of a base, to restrict the push button from depression by a user when the actuator apparatus is in a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason C. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140083787
    Abstract: A riding vehicle may include a battery compartment and one or more grip tabs. The battery compartment may be configured to house a battery of the riding vehicle. The one or more grip tabs may be disposed in the battery compartment and may extend from one or more walls of the battery compartment to engage the battery in response to insertion of the battery into the battery compartment. The one or more grip tabs and the battery compartment may be formed from a same unitary piece of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Travis Lyons
  • Publication number: 20140069919
    Abstract: A molded article comprising a container top is disclosed. The molded article includes a threadless frame defining an opening, a flip cap located substantially coplanar with, and integrally formed with, the frame, a compound hinge between the frame and the flip cap, the hinge allowing the flip cap to rotate about the hinge to rest on top of the frame, an in-mold lidding film having a perimeter molded to the frame such that the in-mold lidding film covers the opening defined by the frame, wherein the in-mold lidding film is removable from the frame, and a pull tab, formed from the in-mold lidding film, that extends past the opening defined by the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Robert, William Traynor
  • Publication number: 20140069949
    Abstract: A hinge pin lock for a molded plastic container includes a locking tab molded with an upper rim of the container and connected to the upper rim by a living hinge. The locking tab is pivotable from an open position to a locked position. A channel is formed in the upper rim and is sized to receive a hinge pin of a container lid. The channel includes engagement structure that secures the locking tab in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Monoflo International, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Niemann
  • Publication number: 20140020253
    Abstract: A trimmer and a method for manufacturing a drive for a hair trimmer. The method includes injection molding a transmission with a first shot and within a die, and injection molding a portion of one of the hinge and transmission over the other within the same die and at substantially the same mold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ANDIS COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven J. Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20140014771
    Abstract: A support strut for use as a primary load-bearing structural component for the hinged coupling of at least one additional primary load-bearing structural component. The support strut includes: a rod-shaped base body extending in a longitudinal direction, a fiber composite with an annular cross section, central hole originating from the first end of the base body, and with annular holes spaced apart relative to each other in the circumferential direction of the annular cross section and originating from the first end of the base body as well as running along the longitudinal direction in the base body; roving bundles imbedded in a matrix material that fills up the respective annular hole; and a hinged connecting body with a bearing receptacle for holding a swivel joint; as well as a guiding system with such a support strut and a method for manufacturing such a support strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: M. Ichwan Zuardy, Claus Fastert, Holger Purol, Pierre Zahlen, York Caesar Roth
  • Publication number: 20140015388
    Abstract: A flippable double-sided desktop easel which includes at least two interconnected double-sided easel panels, the panels being operable for interflipping therebetween, the interflipping being operable to alternatively expose alternating ones of sides of the panels, the interconnected double-sided easel panels being arranged for generally upright mounting on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Asher DIAMANT
  • Publication number: 20140007377
    Abstract: A hinge is disclosed having at least two groups of layers of fibers arranged on and/or under two opposite edges, respectively, of at least one substrate of a material flexible and compatible for the adhesion with resins for composite materials, so that a central portion of the substrate is not covered by these layers, the substrate and the layers being incorporated in a cured and flexible resin. The present invention also relates to a process for manufacturing said hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Attilio Masini, Nicolo Pasini, Luigi De Sario