Multicolored Surface Patents (Class 264/245)
  • Patent number: 10421092
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for operating mobile automated workstations in a workspace including a workpiece is disclosed. A computer device defines an exclusionary volume having an outer exclusionary surface at least partially surrounding a mobile workstation that is operably disposed in the workspace. The computer device receives data from at least one sensor and determines the location of the workstation and humans within the workspace based on the data. The computer device activates an indicator and alters the motion of the workstation after detection of a human breaching the exclusionary volume or exclusionary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Didier Rouaud
  • Patent number: 10390437
    Abstract: A one-surface groove for wiring is formed in a front surface 2a, opposite-surface grooves for wiring are formed in a back surface 2b by protruding core members, and communication parts for allowing the one-surface groove and the opposite-surface grooves to communicate with each other are formed to shape a board section 2 made of a non-conductive resin. After the core members are retracted, a conduction-side resin, which will become conductive, is shaped in the one-surface groove, the opposite-surface grooves, and the communication parts to form front-side wiring 3, communication wirings 4, and back-side wirings 5, whereby a wiring circuit component is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KOTO ENGRAVING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Kudou, Isamu Sakayori
  • Patent number: 10335991
    Abstract: A method of operating a multi-nozzle extrusion printhead includes operating with a controller a first actuator to produce relative movement between the printhead and an image receiving surface along a predetermined path for one layer of a three-dimensional printed object. The method further includes first printing an outline of a given layer and then printing the interior of the given layer using a plurality of extrusion nozzles. The method further optionally includes extruding material through a portion of the plurality of nozzles and turning on or off individual nozzles to ensure the swaths printed in the interior conform to the profile of the outline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Barry P. Mandel, David A. Mantell, Peter J. Nystrom
  • Patent number: 10259209
    Abstract: A nozzle for a 3D printer has a body having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a material channel through the body. The body circumscribes at least a portion of the material channel. The material channel has a proximal orifice at the first end and a distal orifice at the second end. The nozzle has an ultraviolet light guide coupled with the body. The ultraviolet light guide has a first end, a second end, and a light-emitting tip with a first end and a second end. The first end of the light-emitting tip is coupled with the second end of the ultraviolet light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10179430
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing a part in a mold having a mold cavity including a printhead for depositing a first material within the mold cavity, and an injection head for depositing a second material within the mold cavity. A part can be made in the mold cavity by the cooperative use of both injection molding and additive manufacturing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Mouris Astefanous
  • Patent number: 10160193
    Abstract: A printer system may include a coaxial extruder head that extrudes a core, a bulk, and/or a core and bulk cladding to form complex structures without retooling. The coaxial extruder head may include a distribution channel with an entrance and an exit, a priming chamber that surrounds the distribution channel. The priming chamber may include an outlet and a first inlet, a heating element thermally connected to the priming chamber, and a nozzle connected to the outlet of the priming chamber. Further, the nozzle may converge from the outlet of the priming chamber to an orifice of the nozzle. In addition, the exit of the distribution channel may be disposed at the orifice of the nozzle. This structure facilitates extruding a core and cladding type composite from the extruder head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Orbital Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Cole Nielsen-Cole, James Frei
  • Patent number: 10144154
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tool used to producing anatomical phantoms. The tool includes an inner flexible mold which sits inside a rigid, thermally conductive outer shell. The rigid shell may be made out of aluminum. The silicone mold and thermally conductive shell both include at least two interlocking components. The shell is held together by a locking mechanism which can expand upon internal pressure. An anatomical phantom is produced from polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel by freezing and thawing a PVA liquid precursor in the silicone mold and demolding it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Richmond, Fergal Kerins, Sheryl Thingvold
  • Patent number: 10071545
    Abstract: A system for additively manufacturing a composite part is disclosed. The system comprises a housing and a nozzle. The nozzle is supported by the housing. The nozzle comprises an outlet, sized to dispense a continuous flexible line. The continuous flexible line comprises a non-resin component and a photopolymer-resin component. The system also comprises a feed mechanism, supported within the housing. The feed mechanism is configured to push the continuous flexible line out of the outlet of the nozzle. The system further comprises a light source, supported by the housing. The light source is configured to deliver a light beam to the continuous flexible line after the continuous flexible line exits the outlet of the nozzle to at least partially cure the photopolymer-resin component of the continuous flexible line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Samuel F. Harrison, Faraón Torres, Ryan G. Ziegler, Nick S. Evans, Ciro J. Grijalva, III, Hayden S. Osborn
  • Patent number: 10029937
    Abstract: A printer head for 3D printing of glass and a method of 3D printing of glass is disclosed. In one embodiment, the printer head comprises a heating body made of a refractory metal, a through hole arranged in a central part of the heating body for feeding glass through the heating body, a nozzle arranged on the heating body at an outlet of the through hole, and an induction coil arranged around the heating body and to heat the heating body by way of electromagnetic induction if a HF voltage is applied across the induction coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Willem Van Pelt
  • Patent number: 9920431
    Abstract: A method of preparing a substrate to receive a metal coating deposited by thermal spraying, the method including the following steps: a) depositing a layer of adhesive on the zone to be coated, the layer having a uniform thickness greater than 10 ?m and less than 100 ?m; b) before the adhesive dries, cold spraying a metal powder onto the zone to be coated, so that powder particles become embedded at least in part in the layer of adhesive; and c) drying the adhesive in which the powder particles remain held captive, thereby forming an undercoat suitable for receiving a metal coating deposited by thermal spraying. The method is applicable to protecting the leading edges of fan blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Laurent Paul Dudon, Antonio Cremildo Arantes
  • Patent number: 9844919
    Abstract: Intraocular implants and methods of making intraocular implants are provided. The intraocular implant can include a mask adapted to increase depth of focus. The method of manufacturing the implant can include positioning the mask with an aperture on a protruding pin of a positioning mold portion. The protruding pin can be configured to center the mask in the intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: AcuFocus, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam C. Reboul, Patrick H. Benz, R. Kyle Webb
  • Patent number: 9809370
    Abstract: A barrier spout having a base flange and an upstand portion. The base flange has a top surface, a bottom surface and an outer surface. The upstand portion has a proximal end extending from the base flange terminating at a distal end. An upper opening is defined at the distal end, and a lower opening is defined at the proximal end. The base flange and the upstand portion each comprise a three layer co-molded configuration including an outer layer, an inner layer and a central layer. The central layer has an oxygen transmission rate that is less than an oxygen transmission rate of either of the outer layer and the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Gail Becke, Chris Murray, Andrew Crick
  • Patent number: 9802345
    Abstract: Injection molding machine comprising at least one first and one second injection unit having a chamber for injecting a plasticized molding material and a piston for advancing a predetermined amount of plasticized molding material along a first axis from the chamber into a cavity of a mold, the machine including a form tool comprised of at least a first tool portion and a second tool portion, a tool cavity being at least partially disposed in the first tool portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OTTO MÄNNER INNOVATION GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Gehring
  • Patent number: 9802346
    Abstract: A method of molding a building product may include providing an injection mold with a plurality of gates located adjacent a perimeter of the injection mold. The method may further include commingling a first material and a second material into a flow. The second material may be a color that contrasts with a color of the first material. The method may include injecting the commingled flow into the plurality of gates to form an injection molded building product, and removing the molded building product from the injection mold. In addition, the second material may extend through an interior of the molded building product and appear as contrasting streaks on an exterior of the building product to form a variegated grain appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert D. Shaw, David J. Stucky, Travis R. Arbogast, Randall M. Elinski, Stephen W. Steffes
  • Patent number: 9718227
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for producing plastic moldings from at least two different sub-elements (15; 16) that includes first and second mold halves (3) and a rotatable center block (6) with center and third mold halves (8; 17) interposed therebetween. The center and third mold halves define first and second parting planes with the first and second mold halves. First cavities are defined in the first parting plane, into which a first plastic component is introduced to produce preforms (12). When the first parting plane is opened, the performs (12) remain on the center mold halves (8) and are brought into the second parting plane when the center block (6) is rotated, in which second parting plane second cavities are at least partially defined by the preforms (12), into which a second plastic component is introduced and first sub-elements (15) are produced. Second sub-elements (16) are produced in the additional cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FOBOHA GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Armbruster
  • Patent number: 9718212
    Abstract: A second mold is placed on a planar surface of a first mold to form a first mold cavity, which is filled with a first material slurry containing a first material powder and the molded slurry is caused to set, thereby forming a first molded part on the planar surface of the first mold. A third mold is placed on the planar surface of the first mold from which the second mold is removed and on which the first molded part is formed, thereby forming a second mold cavity. The second mold cavity is filled with a second material slurry which contains a second material powder different from the first material powder so as to mold the slurry in contact with the first molded part. The molded slurry is caused to set, thereby forming a second molded part on the planar surface of the first mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshioka, Kimihisa Kaneko, Makoto Ohmori, Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9694524
    Abstract: A method for making and decorating top and bottom surfaces of a transparent timepiece component, the method including: depositing a first decoration on a male pattern; moving the male pattern, covered or not covered by a preform, into an injection chamber and injecting a transparent material therein to coat the male pattern to obtain a compound including the top face with the first decoration, on the bottom face; polymerizing the first compound in the injection chamber and then removing therefrom; depositing another material and/or second decoration in a cavity and held by gravity, and deposited on the top surface via a relative motion in the direction of gravity, to obtain a second compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: Christian Poffet, Philipp Gaechter
  • Patent number: 9427922
    Abstract: Intraocular implants and methods of making intraocular implants are provided. The intraocular implant can include a mask adapted to increase depth of focus. The method of manufacturing the implant can include positioning the mask with an aperture on a protruding pin of a positioning mold portion. The protruding pin can be configured to center the mask in the intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: AcuFocus, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam C. Reboul, Patrick H. Benz, R. Kyle Webb
  • Patent number: 9427895
    Abstract: This invention comprises a self-supporting, temperature-stable, indicia-bearing laminate of at least one layer of a non-oriented polyolefin film having an indicia array and a layer of a non-oriented polyolefin support film. The indicia layer laminate is formed by printing a carrier sheet with at least one layer of a printing ink comprising a mixture of particulate polyolefin, indicia material and a polyolefin-compatible resin. The polyolefin support film is printed as a layer over the indicia layer with a mixture of a polyolefin and a polyolefin-compatible resin. The printed layers are cured into non-oriented films, forming an indicia transfer. The transfer is used by removing the indicia-bearing laminate from the carrier sheet and applying the laminate to the inside surface of a rotational mold where it melts and fuses into the outer wall of a polyolefin product during the formation of the product in the rotational molding cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Stevenson, Robert A. Reeves
  • Patent number: 9289928
    Abstract: In a method for coating a molded part (1), in particular a molded part produced by injection molding, the molded part (1) is arranged in a cavity (2) of a molding tool (3), wherein a partial cavity (4) between the molded part (1) and a first molding-tool half (5) of the molding tool (3) remains when a closing force (F) is applied to the molding tool (3) at a first closing-force level. A coating mass (6) is introduced into the partial cavity (4) and the coating mass (6) is cured/cross-linked. The closing force (F) of the molding tool (3) is increased during the curing/cross-linking of the coating mass (6), wherein the increase in the closing force (F) causes a volume reduction of the partial cavity (4) due to elastic deformation of the molding tool (3) and/or elastic deformation of the molded part (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KRAUSSMAFFEI TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Bernd Klotz
  • Patent number: 9249375
    Abstract: A decorative molded candle and method of making the candle is disclosed in which coloring agents are limited to the outer peripheral surface of the candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: rareEARTH, LLC
    Inventors: Sherri L. Jobelius, Brian T. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8999873
    Abstract: The invention provides an artificial marble and a method for manufacturing the artificial marble. The artificial marble is manufactured using raw materials such as silica, fluorspar and one or more waste materials. The one or more waste materials are selected from a group that includes limestone, clay, magnesite and phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventors: Mohammed A Binhussain, Esmat M A Hamzawy, Omar A Alharbi
  • Patent number: 8945337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to produce a polymeric sheet comprising the steps of providing an acid-based polymer, providing a neutralizing agent, the neutralizing agent being selected from the group consisting of an organic metallic compound, a metallic salt of a fatty acid, and an ionomer, or a mixture thereof, providing a processing oil, mixing said acid-based polymer, said neutralizing agent, said processing oil, to obtain a polymeric composition, and processing said polymeric composition to form a polymeric sheet. The polymeric sheet may be used as a component, or as a substrate, of a surface covering. The polymeric sheet may also be used to form polymeric particles which are component of so-called “homogenous”, or substrate-free, surface covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tarkett Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Caldas, Daniel Tremblay, Marcus Hyde, Jean-François Courtoy
  • Patent number: 8895120
    Abstract: Preform for the blow moulding of a container comprising a neck section (1) including a pouring opening (20), an adjacent wall section (2) and a bottom section (3). It consists of a primary plastic raw material in a primary area (A1, A2, A3) and at least one secondary material in at least a secondary area (B1, B2, B3) both having a mutually different coloration. Said preform is remarkable in that said bottom section (3) is composed of a multi-layer structure with primary layers composed of said primary plastic material, and additional secondary layers (6, 7, 8, 9, 10). The latter are composed of said secondary material, two surface secondary layers the one of which (6) is directed outwardly respective the preform, whereas the other one (10) is directed inwardly, and an intermediate secondary layer between them (7, 8, 9), which constitutes a core layer, which is located between two said primary layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Resilux
    Inventor: William Dierickx
  • Patent number: 8840399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing candles, to the candles produced by this production method and to the device used in the production thereof. The invention relates to a novel method for producing candles ranging from simple shapes to decorative, ornamental, three-dimensional objects, from slabs of wax, wax profiles and wax molds, comprising an independently inserted wick, e.g. linear, arched or branched, and to a novel device for producing decorative slabs of wax as semi-finished products, inter alia for use in the above-mentioned method for producing candles. The invention also relates to candles that are produced using said device and said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Alusi Europa Limited
    Inventor: Maha Alusi
  • Patent number: 8784587
    Abstract: Building panels and a method to produce such panels including a solid decorative surface having a decorative wear layer including fibers, binders, color substance and wear resistant particles. A method of manufacturing a building panel having a decorative surface connected to a core wherein the surface has at least two homogenous layers, a lower sub layer and an upper decorative layer, the upper decorative layer including fibers, a first color substance a binder and wear resistant particles, the lower sub layer including fibers, a second color substance, and a binder, whereby the method including the steps of applying the layers comprising a mix of fibers, binder, wear resistant particles and color substance on a core wherein the layers comprise different colors, displacing particles from their original position such that particles from the sub layer are visible on the decorative surface, and curing the layers by providing heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Kent Lindgren, Jan Jacobsson, Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 8703036
    Abstract: A chew toy product is made of multiple layers of silicone. Liquid silicone layers are vulcanized to a solid silicone layer to form a unitary solid silicone chew toy. Each of the layers can include a silicone colorant, so the chew toy can have multiple colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Funzone, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Kovaleski, Ann Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140054255
    Abstract: Disclosed is an injection molding device and process for a test tube shaped preform, that can laminate a colored layer at certain positions with a certain thickness accurately. Included is a nozzle section, in which a molten main resin and second resin are joined together to form a joined resin mass, the nozzle section including: an outer flow channel through which the main resin flows, an inner flow channel through which the second resin flows, a cylindrical column-shaped flow channel where the second resin joins the main resin, a first confluence where the main resin flows into the joined flow channel, a second confluence where the second resin flows into the joined flow channel wherein the first confluence is downstream of the second confluence, and a cylindrical shutoff pin inserted in the joined flow channel to open or close one or both the first and second confluences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokoshiyama, Yosuke Watanabe, Yosuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140001673
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a two-color molded article, including a pair of primary forming molds, which constitute a primary molding unit for molding a primary molded body by a primary injection molding operation using a first injection unit, are opened while retaining the primary molded body by one of the pair of primary forming molds, and a second injection unit, which constitutes a secondary molding unit for molding a secondary molded body by secondary injection molding operation, is assembled in one of a pair of secondary forming molds with at least part of the second injection unit being accommodated in the one of the pair of secondary forming molds. A secondary molding cavity is formed between the pair of secondary forming molds so as to accommodate at least a part of the primary molded body retained by the above-described one of the pair of primary forming molds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke TAKAHASHI, Tomoyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 8518504
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved is to change the thickness of the colored resin layer of the preform gradually in the upward or downward direction, by utilizing a tendency of gradual decrease in the thickness of the colored resin layer caused by the flow of the main resin inside the preform mold when the main resin and the colored resin are injected into the mold. This involves adjusting the injection pattern including the time of starting and ending the supply of the main resin and the colored resin, and pressure or velocity profiles, reducing the thickness of the colored resin layer gradually upstream or downstream, injection-molding the preform in which a color-gradated portion associated with the thickness of the colored resin layer has been formed, and biaxially drawing and blow molding this preform into a bottle having a color-gradated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Abe, Tetsuo Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, Hiromi Shimura, Junichi Chiba
  • Patent number: 8460597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing color change in a substrate. The substrate includes an activatable colorant and a region that is heated prior to activating the activatable colorant. The substrate is exposed to electromagnetic radiation producing a first activated color region in the heated region and a second activated color region in a non heated region. The first activated color region appears in a different shade than the second activated color region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Ian Mullane, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 8431059
    Abstract: A mosaic-style art kit is provided. The art kit includes a frame, modeling material, and a guide sheet. The frame includes a peripheral surface operably configured to overlie the guide sheet, and a mosaic-style internal structure having partitions forming cavities for receiving and retaining the modeling material. A front side of the frame is placed on the guide sheet such that the mosaic-style internal structure is aligned with a design on the guide sheet. The design thereby instructs a color of modeling material to be inserted into each cavity of the internal structure. The modeling material is inserted accordingly, and the frame and guide sheet are separated to produce a mosaic-style art product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Steve Menow, Anthony Wyzen
  • Publication number: 20130095289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a materials handling system, a patterned product, and process of fabricating a patterned product. The materials handling system includes an agitation portion having one or more agitators, the agitators arranged and disposed to mix colored particles into a substantially uniform distribution. A processing portion includes a receiving portion arranged and disposed to receive the substantially uniform distribution of the colored particles to form a product with a predetermined pattern. The predetermined pattern is a long-grained, striated or jaspe-grained color pattern. The process includes fabricating a product having such a predetermined pattern. The predetermined pattern is through-patterned as to include colors and textures distributed uniformly throughout the thickness of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Randy A. FRIEDEL, Edwin George MILOVICH, Gregory R. LOVELL, Paul H. WELCH
  • Publication number: 20130095287
    Abstract: A resin molded article for, for instance, vehicles formed thereon a stitch pattern, including a first member (32) having a plurality of thread stitch portions (34, 36) protruding towards a design surface (31) and formed on a front side in alignment and a second member (44) formed such that the front side of the first member (32) is covered thereby and the protruding ends of the thread stitch portions (34, 36) are exposed from the second member (44). The surface of the second member (44) constituting the design surface (31) and the protruding ends of the thread stitch portions (34, 36) exposed from the second member (44) are in colors different from each other, and stitches in a stitch pattern are configured on the design surface (31) of the resin molded article by the plurality of thread stitch portions (34, 36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Inoac Corporation
    Inventor: Inoac Corporation
  • Patent number: 8343411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing activated color regions in a web substrate where activated color regions are formed coinciding with deformed regions. The method includes providing a web substrate having an activatable colorant and producing a first activated color region therein. The web substrate is mechanically deformed to produce at least one deformed region in the first activated color region such that a second activated color region is produced coinciding with the at least one deformed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Patent number: 8333916
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming desired patterns on ceramic tile from a slurry comprising: a means for preparing a slurry; at least one slurry holding tank for holding at least one type of slurry; at least one pattern forming tray; at least one means for connecting said at least one tank to at least one pattern forming tray and a filter pressing unit; wherein the pattern forming unit dispenses a predetermined type, amount, colors of slurry at a predetermined order into the pattern forming tray to form a desired pattern, said slurry with desired pattern is pressed with the filter pressing unit to form ceramic tiles or slabs with a desired pattern running though its entire thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SCG Building Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Terdwong Jamrussamee, Arag Himtong, Wittaya Chuajiw, Watthanakun Phabutta
  • Patent number: 8303870
    Abstract: A tire forming method is disclosed in which letters and lines having different colors are formed in a side wall portion of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Iwata, Shigemi Ohsuna
  • Publication number: 20120263901
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved is to change the thickness of the colored resin layer of the preform gradually in the upward or downward direction, by utilizing a tendency of gradual decrease in the thickness of the colored resin layer caused by the flow of the main resin inside the preform mold when the main resin and the colored resin are injected into the mold. This involves adjusting the injection pattern including the time of starting and ending the supply of the main resin and the colored resin, and pressure or velocity profiles, reducing the thickness of the colored resin layer gradually upstream or downstream, injection-molding the preform in which a color-gradated portion associated with the thickness of the colored resin layer has been formed, and biaxially drawing and blow molding this preform into a bottle having a color-gradated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru ABE, Tetsuo TAKAHASHI, Masato SUZUKI, Hiromi SHIMURA, Junichi CHIBA
  • Publication number: 20120263900
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved is to change the thickness of the colored resin layer of the preform gradually in the upward or downward direction, by utilizing a tendency of gradual decrease in the thickness of the colored resin layer caused by the flow of the main resin inside the preform mold when the main resin and the colored resin are injected into the mold. This involves adjusting the injection pattern including the time of starting and ending the supply of the main resin and the colored resin, and pressure or velocity profiles, reducing the thickness of the colored resin layer gradually upstream or downstream, injection-molding the preform in which a color-gradated portion associated with the thickness of the colored resin layer has been formed, and biaxially drawing and blow molding this preform into a bottle having a color-gradated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru ABE, Tetsuo TAKAHASHI, Masato SUZUKI, Hiromi SHIMURA, Junichi CHIBA
  • Patent number: 8215940
    Abstract: Apparatus for multiplying layers in a composite polymer stream includes an intermediate section having open conduits sandwiched between housing sections that close the conduits. The conduits have respective first stages separated by a first blade extending to a first face, and respective second stages separated by a second blade extending to a second face. The first stages separate the stream into sub-streams and compress and shift the sub-streams in a first dimension, whereas the second stages shift the sub-streams in a second dimension. In order to maintain a constant cross-sectional area of the sub-streams, the housing sections may be provided with complementary open channels. The apparatus can be used to multiply layers which are side-by-side or one-over-another by changing orientation in the direction of flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Scott Allen Winroth
  • Patent number: 8211520
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved by the invention is to change the thickness of the colored resin layer of the preform gradually in the upward or downward direction, by utilizing a tendency of gradual decrease in the thickness of the colored resin layer caused by the flow of the main resin inside the preform mold when the main resin and the colored resin are injected into the mold. The objects of this invention is to provide a biaxially drawn, blow molded bottle having new decorativeness created in which sophisticated color gradations associated with color density are created in the body of this bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Abe, Tetsuo Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, Hiromi Shimura, Junichi Chiba
  • Patent number: 8177978
    Abstract: An interfacial polymerization process (IFP) for preparing a highly permeable TFC RO membrane by contacting on a porous support membrane for IFP, a polyfunctional acyl halide monomer and a polyamine monomer and recovering a highly permeable thin film (TFC) reverse osmosis (RO) membrane. At least one of solutions may contain nanoparticle additives which may release ions into solution and at least one of the solutions may contain additional ions from a second additive. The presence of the nanoparticle additives during IFP may increase the hydrophilicity and/or permeability of the recovered membrane compared to a control membrane. The presence of the additional ions from the second additive may also increase the permeability of the recovered membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: NanoH20, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher James Kurth, Jeffrey Alan Koehler, Meijuan Zhou, Brett Anderson Holmberg, Robert Leon Burk
  • Publication number: 20120104650
    Abstract: A system for moulding plastics material, includes: at least one injection nozzle (2) with a cylindrical body; at least one hot chamber (24) on which the at least one injection nozzle is mounted; at least one penetrating ram rod (15) which extends coaxially with the injection nozzle; at least two passages (4, 5) for supplying the moulding material to the injection nozzle; the injection nozzle (2) including: at least one containing collar (7); at least one injection valve (11) mounted coaxially with the containing collar (7) and having a supply end (13); the injection valve (11) including: at least a first supply channel (18) for a first moulding material; at least a second supply channel (19) for a second moulding material; the first and second injection channels remaining separate as far as the supply end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: HERTEK SA
    Inventor: Pio, Guido Giacomini
  • Patent number: 8153045
    Abstract: A process to effect random color variation in multi-color molded articles includes feeding individual colors to molding equipment in a pre-established sequence and manner that prevents substantial mixing of the colors, and at pre-established ratios in relation to a non-integer multiple of the volume associated with the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Billibob J. Boor
  • Publication number: 20110285054
    Abstract: generating an image data for cross sectional layers of the three-dimensional object, wherein the image data includes a first set of data for selectively printing building material at a first print resolution and a second set of data for printing one or more colored additives at a higher resolution and selectively depositing the building material and the one or more additives on successive layers based on the 2D image data to produce the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: KRITCHMAN M. Eliahu
  • Patent number: 8034264
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions based on ZrO2, and single- and multi-colored blanks made from oxide ceramics, and a process for their preparation, in which oxide ceramic powder is coated with a coloring substance, the coated powders are preferably graded and at least one colored powder is filled into a compression mould, the colored powder or powders are compressed to produce a shaped body, and the compressed shaped body is sintered to produce a blank, and to the use of these blanks for the preparation of dental restorations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Christian Ritzberger, Elke Apel, Wolfram Höland, Frank Rothbrust, Harald Kerschbaumer, Volker M. Rheinberger
  • Publication number: 20110241247
    Abstract: A process utilizing a tapered screw impeller extending at least partly into the extruder cone within the extrude region in a plodder assembly for manufacturing an improved multiphase soap bar product, which enables the use of a broader range of soap materials/formulas, including a broader range of secondary discontinuous phases materials with similar or slightly higher hardness compared to the primary continuous phase hardness, which allows more feasible, easy and convenient production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Liem Duc Vu
  • Patent number: 8017051
    Abstract: The artificial marble with good natural pattern and color in accordance with the present invention is prepared mixing ununiformly at least two liquid resins through a line mixer 1, feeding the ununiformly mixed resin on a moving steel belt 4 at a constant speed through a flexible hose 2 and an exit nozzle 3, and reciprocating the exit nozzle perpendicularly to the steel belt by a predetermined program for the exit nozzle to stop at different positions for different durations. The line mixer used in this invention is a Kenics type and has inner elements of eight or less than eight. A line mixer with four to eight elements can be more preferably used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Mook Choi, Dong Choon Chung
  • Publication number: 20110152909
    Abstract: An oral care implement with a soft tissue cleaner. The inventive oral care implement comprises different kinds of soft tissue cleaners that offer expanded in-mouth cleaning. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a handle; a head having a structural body having a front surface and a rear surface opposite the front surface; a basin formed into the rear surface of the structural body, the structural body comprising a protuberance extending upward from a recessed floor of the basin, the basin surrounding the protuberance; a first cleaner formed of a resilient material for cleansing soft oral tissue located within the basin, the protuberance of the structural body extending through a central hole of the first cleaner; and a second cleaner formed of a resilient material for cleansing soft oral tissue, the second cleaner located on the protuberance of the structural body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Michael Rooney, Robert Moskovich, Jacob Pringiers, Luca Casini, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • Publication number: 20110115122
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved by the invention is to change the thickness of the colored resin layer of the preform gradually in the upward or downward direction, by utilizing a tendency of gradual decrease in the thickness of the colored resin layer caused by the flow of the main resin inside the preform mold when the main resin and the colored resin are injected into the mold. The objects of this invention is to provide a biaxially drawn, blow molded bottle having new decorativeness created in which sophisticated color gradations associated with color density are created in the body of this bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru ABE, Tetsuo Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, Hiromi Shimura, Junichi Chiba