One Component Self-sustaining Prior To Compositing Patents (Class 264/246)
  • Patent number: 10031824
    Abstract: A detailed execution schedule of self-diagnosis processing is set according to various requests. A self-diagnosis device includes a plurality of functional blocks, a storage unit that stores a plurality of processing units, each of which is an aggregate of some functional blocks selected from the plurality of functional blocks, and a start condition of self-diagnosis processing of each processing unit, and a self-diagnosis unit that selects the processing unit where the self-diagnosis processing is started based on the start condition of each processing unit and executes the self-diagnosis processing of each functional block in the selected processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahide Ouchi
  • Patent number: 9836374
    Abstract: A detailed execution schedule of self-diagnosis processing is set according to various requests. A self-diagnosis device includes a plurality of functional blocks, a storage unit that stores a plurality of processing units, each of which is an aggregate of some functional blocks selected from the plurality of functional blocks, and a start condition of self-diagnosis processing of each processing unit, and a self-diagnosis unit that selects the processing unit where the self-diagnosis processing is started based on the start condition of each processing unit and executes the self-diagnosis processing of each functional block in the selected processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahide Ouchi
  • Patent number: 9738019
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a thermoplastic synthetic resin product, including preparing a mold having a cavity formed in a predetermined shape; filling the cavity of the mold with a thermoplastic synthetic resin material in an amount greater than the volume of the cavity of the mold; heating the mold under pressure; releasing the pressure when the thermoplastic synthetic resin material charged in the cavity of the mold is melted by heating, and opening the mold; removing, of the melted thermoplastic synthetic resin material in the opened mold, the material other than the material charged in the cavity of the mold; placing either a fabric or a hot melt on the mold having the cavity filled with the thermoplastic synthetic resin material; and cooling the mold under pressure, thus integrating either the fabric or the hot melt with the thermoplastic synthetic resin material in contact with either the fabric or the hot melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Jang Won Park
  • Patent number: 9656416
    Abstract: An injection molding system is configured to produce a multi-color molded article by simultaneously or sequentially injection-molding resins of a plurality of types by means of a plurality of injection molding machines. An insert mold is mounted in a mold of a first injection molding machine and a primary molded article is molded by this injection molding machine. Thereafter, a robot arm takes out the insert mold, along with the primary molded article, from the mold of the injection molding machine and attaches it to a mold of a second injection molding machine. A two-color molded article is injection-molded by the second injection molding machine and removed as a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Takatsugi, Toshio Ishikuro, Ryousuke Mori
  • Patent number: 9302433
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of molding a part (1?) made from composite material. This method comprises a step of injecting a liquid (7) under pressure into a closed mold (2) containing a fibrous pre-form (1) previously impregnated with resin. Said liquid (7) comes into contact with the resin but it is substantially inert and immiscible with respect thereto. The invention also concerns an apparatus for carrying out this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: COEXPAIR
    Inventors: Veronique Carlier, Andre Bertin, Mikhael Vandeuren
  • Publication number: 20150017391
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a molded article from a first rubber polymer, which molded article comprises an insert from a second rubber polymer. The method comprises the steps of (A) providing an at least partially vulcanized article from the first rubber polymer, the article having a recess that extends in a depth direction and in transverse directions perpendicular to the depth direction, for accommodating the insert; (B) providing an at least partially vulcanized insert from the second rubber polymer, the insert having a shape such that it can be accommodated in the recess; (C) arranging an unvulcanized object from a third rubber polymer in the recess to partly fill the recess; (C) arranging the at least partly vulcanized insert in the recess to obtain an assembly; and (D) vulcanizing the assembly under pressure. The method yields a molded article having an optically sharp interface between the first rubber polymer and the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Antoine Eugene Maria REUVEKAMP, Gerard NIJMAN
  • Publication number: 20150001759
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a thermoplastic synthetic resin product, including preparing a mold having a cavity formed in a predetermined shape; filling the cavity of the mold with a thermoplastic synthetic resin material in an amount greater than the volume of the cavity of the mold; heating the mold under pressure; releasing the pressure when the thermoplastic synthetic resin material charged in the cavity of the mold is melted by heating, and opening the mold; removing, of the melted thermoplastic synthetic resin material in the opened mold, the material other than the material charged in the cavity of the mold; placing either a fabric or a hot melt on the mold having the cavity filled with the thermoplastic synthetic resin material; and cooling the mold under pressure, thus integrating either the fabric or the hot melt with the thermoplastic synthetic resin material in contact with either the fabric or the hot melt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jang Won PARK
  • Patent number: 8617671
    Abstract: An emblem assembly configured for attachment to a vehicle includes a first element and a second element. The first element is configured for attachment to the vehicle and has a first surface and a second surface recessed from the first surface. The second element is configured for attachment to the first element and has a third surface, a fourth surface spaced apart from the third surface, and a fifth surface extending between the third and fourth surfaces, wherein the fifth surface is spaced apart from the second surface to define a channel therebetween. The assembly includes a first coating disposed on the third surface and a tape disposed in contact with at least a portion of each of the second surface, the first coating, and the fifth surface to thereby fill at least a portion of the channel. A method of forming the assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Bruce N. Greve, Kitty L. Gong
  • Patent number: 8617670
    Abstract: An emblem assembly configured for attachment to a vehicle includes a first element configured for attachment to the vehicle and a second element configured for attachment to the first element. The first element has a first surface and a second surface recessed from the first surface. The second element has a third surface, a fourth surface spaced apart from the third surface, and a fifth surface extending between the third and fourth surfaces. The emblem assembly further includes a coating disposed on the third surface, and a molded resin disposed adjacent and in fixed contact with each of the fifth surface and the coating to contiguously encapsulate the coating and at least a portion of the fifth surface, wherein the molded resin is bondable to the first element. A method of forming the emblem assembly is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Szymberski
  • Patent number: 8545743
    Abstract: A method of forming an article of footwear includes injecting a first material into a first cavity of a mold assembly to form a sole assembly, injecting a second material into a second cavity of the mold assembly, a first last being suspended within the second cavity, to form an upper of the article of footwear about the first last. The upper and the sole assembly are positioned in contact with one another. The upper and the sole assembly are cured and bonded together to form an article of footwear. The article of footwear is removed from the mold assembly and from the first last and allowed to expand to a first size. The article of footwear is placed on a second last having a second size that is smaller than the first size, and heated and cooled until it shrinks to the second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Spanks, Eric P. Avar, Tom Luedecke, Chiung Yao Lynn Chang
  • Patent number: 8444789
    Abstract: A decorative wall tile mold for the in-situ production on a building, wherein the mold, which can be demolded twice, is a sheet with pierced work, comprises the following detachable lateral structures: an insider layer: a bottom film is set at the bottom surface thereof, the bottom film and the building have a first combinative force; an outer layer: a surface film is set on the exterior surface thereof, a self-adhesive glue section is set up between the inside layer and the outer layer, which makes the outer layer and the inside layer have a second combinative force, and the second combinative force is less than the first combinative force. A method for the in-situ production of decorative patterns on a building is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Qiangte Energy-Saving Materials Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Silong Guo
  • Patent number: 8440110
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a metal particle dispersion wherein a metal compound is reduced by using carbodihydrazide represented by the formula (1) below or a polybasic acid polyhydrazide represented by the formula (2) below (wherein R represents an n-valent polybasic acid residue) in a liquid medium. By reducing the metal compound in the presence of a compound having a function preventing discoloration of the metal, there can be obtained a metal particle dispersion having excellent discoloration preventing properties. Metal particles produced by such methods have a uniform particle diameter and are excellent in dispersion stability. By using a conductive resin composition or conductive ink containing a metal particle dispersion obtained by such production methods, there can be formed a conductive coating film, such as a conductive circuit or an electromagnetic layer, having good characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Sakaguchi, Kinya Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 8333858
    Abstract: A fabrication method of forming curved thermoplastic composite laminate parts with tailored and varying thickness in a continuous process. Automated equipment or hand lay-up are used to collate parts or components into a multi-layer stack. Each stack contains all plies, including ply build-up areas, tacked in the proper location to maintain orientation and location. Ply consolidation tooling contains all necessary part features and is coordinated to the customized multiple ply stacks to form a single integrated thermoplastic composite laminate potentially having areas of differing thickness from the multiple ply stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander M. Rubin, James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Publication number: 20110293904
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for manufacturing a surface element (1), especially a floor panel, with a supporting core (2) and a surface (4) to be imprinted, comprising the following steps: impregnating the surface (4) to be imprinted with a dyed resin or application of printing ink (5) onto the surface (4) to be imprinted for creation of a decorative pattern, attaching a pressing tool (10) and application of pressure onto the surface element (6), with a redistribution of printing ink (5) or dyed resin occurring alongside the surface (4) to be imprinted depending on a structure (11, 12) of the pressing tool (10), so that a colour saturation is influenced at least of areas of the decorative pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Patrick George Smith
  • Patent number: 7981327
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a metal particle dispersion wherein a metal compound is reduced by using carbodihydrazide represented by the formula (1) below or a polybasic acid polyhydrazide represented by the formula (2) below (wherein R represents an n-valent polybasic acid residue) in a liquid medium. By reducing the metal compound in the presence of a compound having a function preventing discoloration of the metal, there can be obtained a metal particle dispersion having excellent discoloration preventing properties. Metal particles produced by such methods have a uniform particle diameter and are excellent in dispersion stability. By using a conductive resin composition or conductive ink containing a metal particle dispersion obtained by such production methods, there can be formed a conductive coating film, such as a conductive circuit or an electromagnetic layer, having good characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Sakaguchi, Kinya Shiraishi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7935281
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an artificial marble using multicolor chips, particularly striped chips, and a method for preparing the artificial marble. Since the artificial marble comprises multicolor chips in a new form together with conventional single-color chips, it enables achievement of various appearances, including designs and colors, thereby being highly differentiated from conventional artificial marbles containing combination of single-color chips as well as displaying patterns and designs closely resembling natural granite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Chul Sung, Bong-Hyun Kwon, Jae-Ho Oh, Won-Gu Choi, Jong-Cheol Lee
  • Publication number: 20110037197
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for molding and assembling a chamber unit (D) for biomedical use comprising two plates (18, 22), which are mutually parallel and opposite and are allowed to move toward and away from each other, for supporting the mold parts of a first forming mold (3) and of a second forming mold (4) for the injection molding of thermoplastic material respectively of two parts (A, B) of a chamber unit (D) that are adapted to be mutually assembled, and the mold parts of a mold (5) for the assembly, by overmolding additional thermoplastic material, of the two parts (A, B), an element supporting device (6) that is rendered movable between the plates (18, 22) by actuation means (M) and is adapted to receive the parts (A, B) from the first (3) and second (4) forming molds and to transfer them to the assembly mold (5); the element supporting device (6) is directly associated, at least slidingly, with at least one of the supporting plates (18, 22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: GVS S.p.A
    Inventors: Filippo Trascineli, Enrico Colombo, Filippo Branzi
  • Patent number: 7887731
    Abstract: A method of molding a container closure providing selective fluid communication between an interior of a fluid container and an exterior environment, the method comprising: (i) configuring and closing a mold having a first cavity negatively defining a base of a container closure that includes a spout and a container mount, where the spout and container mount cooperate to define a conduit therethrough in fluid communication with an outlet orifice of the spout; (ii) injecting a first material into the first cavity to mold the base; (iii) cooling the first material in the mold to impart at least minimal rigidity to the base; (iv) reconfiguring at least a portion of the mold to define a second cavity adjacent to the first material, the second cavity negatively defining a cap covering the outlet orifice of the spout; (v) injecting a second material into the second cavity to mold the cap over the outlet orifice; (vi) cooling the second material in the mold to impart at least minimal rigidity to the cap; and (vii) r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Closures and Containers Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Schmeisser, Thomas C. Stoneberg
  • Patent number: 7887730
    Abstract: Composite structures with internal cavities are constructed with relatively stiff walls that can support additional composite laminate layers, creating a self-tooling structure. The structure is subsequently simulcured, preferably in combination with elevated temperatures or pressures. Preferred structures are long and slender, and are constructed with one or more internal cells. Rotor blades are especially suited to the preferred construction methods. The walls can be advantageously constructed using composite sandwich panels, having an exterior laminate layer. In preferred embodiments, additional composite layers can be added before or after the simulcuring process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Abe Karem
  • Patent number: 7744799
    Abstract: The method according to the invention is a moulding method wherein a first layer (21), having a first colour, is produced against a first portion of a mould surface (10) and wherein, in a next step, a second layer (22), having a second colour, is produced against a second portion of the mould surface (10) and at least partially against the back of the first layer (21). The method is intended to obtain a qualitative transition between the colours of the two layers (21, 22) without having to hide the actual colour transition in a groove from view. This object is achieved by applying the material forming the first layer (21) in such a manner on the mould surface (10) that the edge (20) of the first layer (21), which will be situated on the mould surface underneath the second layer (22), is visually sharp and is produced without a mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Recticel Automobilsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: André Braeckman, Jan Willems, Yvan Vanluchene, Hugo De Winter
  • Publication number: 20100154232
    Abstract: A process of making a razor handle including the steps of: providing at least one elastomeric material; providing a polymeric support having at least one fragrance; optionally providing at least one pigment; mixing the elastomeric material, the polymeric support and the pigment if provided; and forming at least one grip portion from the mixed elastomeric material and the polymeric support on the razor handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: BIC-Violex SA
    Inventor: Kostas Reggis
  • Publication number: 20100133719
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a dual color molding apparatus for a measuring tape and its molding method, and a dual color plastic technology is used to replace the existing label and decoration such as a label on the measuring tape and provide a different design of words, numbers or logos on a concave and convex surface to facilitate users to identify the molding apparatus. The molding apparatus includes a male mold fixing base, a first male mold, a second male mold, a female mold fixing base, a first female mold, a second female mold, a central axle and a middle plate. The first female mold forms a first cavity with any one of the male molds, and the second female mold forms a second cavity with any one of the male molds, and a glue injection is performed in the first cavity and the second cavity by a first glue injection unit and a second glue injection unit respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: TAIWAN SAN TYAU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fu-Cheng Sun
  • Patent number: 7597832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of plastic skins by pulverizing, wherein a powder is placed on a forming tool and a plastic skin is formed by sintering. A partial area of the forming tool, at least during a first pulverization step, is made inaccessible to the powder by means of a mask with a preferably inflatable sealing edge. The forming tool is provided with a separating web along one edge of the partial area whereon the mask rests during the first pulverization step with the sealing edge. The invention also relates to a corresponding sintering tool and a plastic part which comprises a plastic skin produced according to inventive method of production, on one surface thereof. The inventive method can produce two-color plastic skins, which are usually used as surface decorations, while effectively avoiding scrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Siegfried Nyssen
  • Patent number: 7572401
    Abstract: In at least certain embodiments, the present invention relates to automobile interior door panel having an insert molded bolster. In at least one embodiment, the automobile interior door panel is made by providing a bolster within a first mold cavity, introducing a first resin into the first mold cavity to form a door panel sub assembly comprising a door panel portion secured to the bolster, with the door panel portion having a first upper door panel portion above the bolster and a lower door panel portion below the bolster, providing the door panel sub assembly within a second mold cavity, and introducing a second resin less rigid that the first material into the second mold cavity to form a second upper door panel portion over and secured to the first upper door panel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Cowelchuk, Todd L. DePue, David J. Dooley, Randy S. Reed
  • Patent number: 7485248
    Abstract: A decorative article of manufacture includes a substrate having a surface of thermoplastic material and one or more relief portions extending from the substrate surface. The one or more relief portions are formed from a blend of powdered thermoplastic material and powdered non-thermoplastic material, wherein the powdered non-thermoplastic material is selected from the group consisting of metals, glass, minerals, and combinations thereof, wherein the powdered thermoplastic material is fused together and to the substrate thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventor: William M. Stecker
  • Patent number: 7335324
    Abstract: A color filter manufacturing method for a plastic substrate uses an extrusion process to form a plastic substrate with multiple grooves. Then, it uses inkjet printing method to jet photo resists into the groove of the plastic substrate after defining the primary colors of red R., green G., and blue B. The method can overcome the problem happened in the conventional CF photolithography process. This, therefore, can simplify the manufacturing process, and can apply to the large-area plastic substrate of a color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Liang-Ying Huang, Ching-Hsiang Chan, Jia-Chong Ho, Chi-Chang Liao, Lung-Pin Hsin
  • Patent number: 7182907
    Abstract: A key top member for a push button switch structure capable of facilitating change and modification of a design while eliminating deformation and misregistration of a display section, being accommodated to a variety of data, being increased in design properties and visibility, and being reduced in manufacturing cost. An upper resin sheet made of thermoplastic resin and having display sections such as a letter, a symbol, a pattern or the like printed thereon is formed with projections having configurations conforming to outer configurations of key top elements. The projections are each securely provided therein with a filler member made of photo-setting resin directly or through an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Shimizu, Satoshi Mieno, Tsutomu Nagasawa, Yoshinari Shizukuda
  • Patent number: 7008583
    Abstract: A process of inlaying a design in a fiberglass article to provide a decorative article of manufacture. The process comprises applying a first lamina of releasing agent into a mold. Then forming a second lamina of clear gel coat on the first lamina and allowing it to dry. Then forming a third lamina of transparent polyester resin on the second lamina and submerging the design into the third lamina before the third lamina is dry. Then removing air bubbles from the design and the third lamina and allowing the third lamina to dry. Then applying a fourth lamina of curable resin on the third lamina, whereby the fourth lamina is formed substantially from fiberglass of a white pigmentation, and allowing it to dry. Lastly, removing the mold from the first, second, third, and fourth laminas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventors: Moises Edery, Saul Ariel Raschkovan
  • Patent number: 6958183
    Abstract: A first film plate 20 and a second film plate 40, each made of flexible resin film, are attached to a top surface and a bottom surface of a key top 30 made of mold-resin, respectively, so as to cover the key top 30. The first film plate 20 is pressed upward to form a recessed portion 23, the key top 30 is molded within this recessed portion 23. The second film plate 40 is arranged on the bottom surface of the key top 30. All of the first film plate 20, the key top 30, and the second film plate 40 are transparent. Decorative layers 21 and 41 are formed on the first film plate 20 and the second film plate 40, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Okamura, Kimitane Kimura, Yasuo Kojima, Atsushi Hari, Shinji Mizuno
  • Patent number: 6915554
    Abstract: In a process of molding and assembling a three-dimensional ornament, a mold having a recess in which is formed an opening is provided. A molding pattern is located inside the opening. A first material fills in the molding pattern to form a plurality of protruded decoration patterns. Then, a second material is charged in the opening and the recess of the mold over the first material to respectively form a projection and a contact wall which together form an embossment. The embossment then is removed from the mold. The embossment then is mounted inside a hollow pen tube in a manner that the projection fits in a sidewall opening of the pen tube and the protruded decoration patterns protrude from the sidewall opening. A sleeve is inserted in the hollow pen tube to urge the contact wall of the embossment against the wall of the hollow pen tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Big Bazar Corp.
    Inventor: Li Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 6869553
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a prefabricated precast riser module, where the required forms that are used in casting the modules are reusable and need not to be transported to the construction site. Each precast riser assembly is finished having brick facings. Brick facings are applied to the vertical surfaces of the precast riser. They are: the commonly used stretcher course and row lock course. A Rebar reinforcing rod is imbedded in the concrete mixture, which will strengthen the assembly to prevent damage when being transported on site. This added strengthening would also allow for minor misalignments during the assembly phase. These novel concrete brick faced modules can be assembled by inexperienced craftsmen, and when completed, will give the appearance of a handcrafted riser that was constructed by professional masonry craftsmen using brick and sandstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: John D. Gentile
  • Patent number: 6852268
    Abstract: A film is placed over a mold cavity and molten plastic deposited thereon to form a combination of a film with molten plastic thereon. The film-molten plastic combination is then formed in said mold cavity into a molded article in the shape of the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: The University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Rush Holt, Arthur K. Delusky, Thomas M. Ellison, Herbert Rees, Emery I. Valyi
  • Publication number: 20040178534
    Abstract: A nozzle for an injection molding machine is disclosed. The nozzle includes a nozzle body, an inner nozzle, and an outer nozzle. The nozzle defines two independent flow paths therethrough. The nozzle can simultaneously discharge two materials. A method of using the nozzle and a resulting golf ball product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Paul A. Puniello, Christopher Cavallaro, William E. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20040137201
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method for providing a multi-colored, long-lasting engraved mark on the surface of a brick or other similar ceramic object. Masks are used to separate coloring agents during the engraving process such that variegated designs may be created. A groove may be placed in the surface of the brick over the area to be engraved to provide a substratum for the coloring agent. The coloring agent is placed in the groove and subjected to heating such that it melts and fuses with the underlying brick surface within the groove. The coloring agent is comprised of colored glass frit particles. A laser is optimally used for providing both the grooving and the heating steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Phyllis A. Hannan, Oleksandr Pozdin
  • Patent number: 6758997
    Abstract: A method of forming a trade mark decoration on a soft ribbon stripe comprising the steps of thermal pressing a combination end of the ribbon stripe to cure the texture of the ribbon stripe and increase the gaps of the texture; fastening the combination end onto a mold; mixing ejection molding material with a material similar or alike the material of the ribbon stripe so that these materials can form as one unit when melt; high pressure ejection molding the ribbon stripe to combine with a primary blank plastic material and a produced trade mark pattern being formed on the primary blank plastic material; placing the first ejection molded primary blank plastic material into the mold for second ejection molding and the protruded trade mark pattern being located at a recess of the second mold; and processing to a second ejection molding to enclose the primary blank plastic material at the exterior thereof to form an ornamental article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Mao
  • Patent number: 6749932
    Abstract: An article having a decorative visual surface appearance provided by a plastics composition which comprises a transparent or translucent plastics material having a colorant dispersed therein is characterised in that the colorant comprises a blend of discrete polymer particles substantially all of which have a minimum dimension in the range of 5 to 100 micron and a maximum dimension of no more than 10 mm, said particles being of a natural or synthetic organic polymer or a glass, the blend comprising particles of at least two distinct colors and/or shapes, and the plastics composition containing 0.1 to 8 percent by weight of the blend of polymer particles based on the weight of the plastics composition. The article can be made by a method which includes the steps of mixing together the blend and the plastics material or a precursor thereof and forming the article under conditions whereby the polymer particles in the colorant are not deformed to any substantial extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: John Gould
  • Patent number: 6699415
    Abstract: A process for the production of a manufactured article for coatings, for components of sanitary ware, kitchen fittings, etc., in polymerized transparent resin in which marble and other stones are embedded. The surface of the product is worked by brushing with abrasives, so as to obtain depressions corresponding to the resin, and slight projections with substantially uniform distribution corresponding to the inserts; advantageously, the inserts are “decapitated” to give smoothed surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Silena Gaggini
  • Patent number: 6685868
    Abstract: A colored substrate is positioned between a material and a laser, and the material is scribed with a laser that has been directed through the colored substrate. By so doing, color is transferred to the material to form the color graphic without undesirably carbonizing, melting or burning through the material. The energy density per unit time can be defined as continuous power divided by the area of the spot and the speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Darryl Costin
  • Patent number: 6663818
    Abstract: An apparatus, mold assembly and related method for manufacturing a personalized lipstick is described, the apparatus including a housing or cabinet, a plurality of different color blends each held within a separate pot fitted with a dispensing system, an ultrasonic wave heating/mixing probe, a mold assembly held within the probe and a transport rail for moving the probe from one station to another within the housing. The lipstick mold assembly includes a sheath containing a solidified base wax formed with a well for receiving color pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Statham, Liam Anthony Murray
  • Patent number: 6656561
    Abstract: A composite solid surface article which includes a molded overlay composed of a solid surface material fabricated in a mold; an underlay core material composed of a polymeric material molded onto the overlay but which only covers a center portion of the overlay so that peripheral edges of the overlay are not covered by the underlay core material; and solid surface edge component of additional solid surface material at the edge of the underlay core material, and a method of making the composite using a removable liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Vangala Bala Venkata Subbulu
  • Publication number: 20030219554
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wear-resistant three-dimensional foamable structure includes the steps of: a) preparing a retractable heat deformable wear-resistant substrate; b) working the substrate by a forming mold to form a housing having a three-dimensional shape, the housing having an inside formed with a receiving space; c) placing or directly forming a foamable body in the receiving space of the housing, so that the foamable body is combined with the substrate integrally, so that the wear-resistant substrate is mounted on an outer layer of the foamable body, thereby protecting the foamable body and enhancing an outer appearance of the foamable body; and d) cutting and trimming an edge of the substrate or the foamable body, thereby forming a foamable product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Swei Mu Wang
  • Patent number: 6630092
    Abstract: A process for the provision of variedly colored incisions on a cosmetic product is described, that comprises the steps of superimposing a colored thin surface layer (8) onto the cosmetic product (1) and utilising a laser beam (5) directed towards said surface layer (1) and said cosmetic products (1) as an incident tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Intercos Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Nadia Avalle
  • Patent number: 6598282
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for manufacturing a wrought triple-glazed stained-glass panel, in which are combining the single-glazed stained-glass panel techniques with the wrought-iron techniques for obtaining a final product with combined decorative and resistance features provided by the single-glazed stained-glass panel and the wrought-iron frame, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Pablo Robles Gil-Bueno
  • Patent number: 6572805
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing a color-decorated injection molding. The method involves the steps of transferring a colored decoration having colored molecules to a plastics film, supporting the coated plastics film in an injection molding apparatus, back spraying the apparatus with plastic and increasing the temperature of the plastic to diffuse the colored molecules into the plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Bush Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Walter, Maximilian Zaher
  • Patent number: 6524509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus/method for making a joint line in a plastic article comprising the steps of providing a mold having a mold surface, providing a gasket in the mold wherein the gasket defines first and second mold spaces, and molding a layer of a plastic material within one of the mold first and second mold spaces. In addition, during molding, the gasket is laterally moved relative to the mold surface in a direction towards that mold space containing the plastic material to therein form a distinct joint line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Textron Automotive Company Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Shope, John Gray, Stephen D. Farrington
  • Patent number: 6508466
    Abstract: A gaming chip is provided that includes a rigid core element having an outer peripheral edge, and top and bottom surfaces. The core element is formed with at least one ventilating aperture extending from the top surface to the bottom surface. The ventilating aperture relieves any vacuum formed between the chip and an adjacent chip, allowing the chip to be more easily handled. In another embodiment, a method for making a gaming chip is provided. The method includes molding a rigid disk element having an outer peripheral edge, and top and bottom surfaces. At least one ventilating aperture is molded into the disk that extends from the top surface to the bottom surface. The molded ventilating aperture relieves any vacuum formed between the chip and an adjacent chip, allowing the chip to be more easily handled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Trend Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Rendleman
  • Patent number: 6506334
    Abstract: A film and heated plastic blank are sized to fit over a mold cavity and a combination of said film and blank formed. The combination is positioned over the mold cavity and formed in said mold cavity into the shape of said mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: The University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Thomas I. Ellison, Stephen P. McCarthy, Arthur K. Delusky
  • Publication number: 20020185216
    Abstract: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention can be used to assemble composite rotatable-element components and can be used to form a laminate substrate system, and use a plurality of rotatable-element components or rotatable-element component material of two classes. Each class is defined by a common response or responses to incident electromagnetic radiation of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David K. Biegelsen, Joseph M. Crowley, Alexander E. Silverman
  • Patent number: 6479005
    Abstract: A method of forming a soft casing sleeve having multi-colored and raised decorations is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Ming-Jen Hsien