Spaced Molded Portions Interconnected By Solid Preform Patents (Class 264/251)
  • Patent number: 11660788
    Abstract: A method of producing a sealed structure, the method including: preparing a substrate and a curable resin composition in a liquid form; and sealing the substrate with the curable resin composition, to form a sealed body including the substrate and a cured product of the curable resin composition. The sealing step includes: printing the curable resin composition onto the substrate, to cover the substrate with a first coating film of the curable resin composition; and compression-molding the first coating film and the substrate together using a mold, with a pressing surface of the mold abut against the first coating film, to convert the first coating film into a second coating film. A ratio of a projected area S1 of the first coating film onto the substrate to a projected area S2 of the second coating film onto the substrate: S1/S2 is 0.9 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Yosuke Oi
  • Patent number: 10870227
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus includes an arm main body with a long tubular or columnar shape having a uniform lateral cross-section, and attachment interface parts fixed to both sides of the arm main body and attached to another member. The apparatus includes: a pair of fixing parts supporting a part of each of the attachment interface parts and each end of the arm main body and each including a material filling space at least near a joint part between each of the attachment interface parts and the arm main body; a slide mechanism capable of adjusting a distance between the two fixing parts along a longitudinal axis of the arm main body by moving at least one of the fixing parts; and a material injection part injecting a molten material into the space so as to joint each of the attachment interface parts to each end of the arm main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Kazutaka Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10612364
    Abstract: A downhole tool and method of using the tool that includes a mandrel having at least one pocket formed in an exterior surface of the mandrel. The tool includes a sleeve positioned on the exterior of the mandrel to cover the pocket. A first portion of the sleeve is a conic section and is positioned adjacent to the pocket. The conic section of the sleeve may have a smaller cross-sectional thickness than a supporting portion of the sleeve. A curvature of the inner surface of conic section may differ from the curvature of the inner surface of the supporting section of the sleeve. The inner surface of the conic section may be an arch, a parabolic shape, or the like. The mandrel may include a plurality of pockets and the sleeve may include a plurality of corresponding conic sections separated by supporting sections that engage the exterior of the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: William A. Hered
  • Patent number: 10471636
    Abstract: A plastic carrier for sealing a mold cavity during the production of a multicomponent plastic part, wherein at least one component flows over a plastic element and the carrier, with the carrier becoming an integral part of the multicomponent plastic part. The carrier has a central region sealing the mold cavity when the plastic element is inserted into the mold cavity, a first main face facing the mold cavity and a second main face facing away from the first main face. The carrier has a peripheral edge extending beyond the central region and the outer circumference of the mold cavity, allowing the at least one component to flow over the first main face of the peripheral edge. The carrier also has a first edge region forming a fold-over projection and a second edge region arranged between the central region and the first edge region for forming a film hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kraus Maffei Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Bayer
  • Patent number: 10239240
    Abstract: A flexible mat forming system may include an elongate, rotatable drum having a plurality of transverse rows of mold cavities about an outer periphery thereof, an elongate hopper positioned adjacent the drum, the hopper shaped to receive a hardenable paste and deposit the hardenable paste along a facing row of the plurality of transverse rows of mold cavities, a spool assembly for feeding a sheet of mesh material between the hopper and the facing row, and a retaining plate extending partially about the outer periphery of the drum and positioned on a downstream side of the elongate hopper, the retaining plate spaced sufficiently close to the outer periphery to retain the mesh material against the outer periphery of the drum and the hardenable paste within the mold cavities adjacent the retaining plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: James G. Motz, Matthew J. Motz
  • Patent number: 10000028
    Abstract: A method of making a mechanical fastening net. The method includes providing a net having strands of polymer and open areas between the strands of polymer and molding a portion of the polymer in the strands of the net into upstanding posts to form the mechanical fastening net. A mechanical fastening net that includes a polymeric backing, a plurality of openings in the polymeric backing, and upstanding posts on at least one of the first or second major surface of the polymeric backing is also disclosed. The polymeric backing has a range of thicknesses ranging from minimum to maximum thickness, and for at least a portion of the polymeric backing, the minimum thickness of the polymeric backing is where it abuts one of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, Ronald W. Ausen, William C. Unruh, William J. Kopecky
  • Publication number: 20150133270
    Abstract: A gymnastic tool (1) is formed by at least two impermeable external walls (2, 3) which are each concave shaped and provided with respective edges (4,5). The at least two impermeable walls (2, 3) are mutually fixed together by a connector (6), the gymnastic tool having at least one inner cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Giovanni Montanari
  • Patent number: 9028735
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a processes for manufacturing golf balls having multi-layered covers including a very thin outermost thermoplastic cover layer and a thermoset uniformly contoured inner cover layer having a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • Publication number: 20150083249
    Abstract: To produce sealing plates (1) consisting of a plurality of sealing rings (3) connected by radial webs (2) by injection molding, wall-type guide elements (5) are arranged obliquely to the direction of flow in the mold channel (6) which is therefore initially largely constricted in the region of weld lines (15) formed by the convergence of the fronts of the divided plastic melt streams, said guide elements being moved out of the mold channel (6) during the further filling of same so that the strength is significantly improved in the region of the weld lines (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bernhard SPIEGL, Marian JANKO
  • Publication number: 20150086269
    Abstract: An erosion control mat provides a plurality of concrete blocks. Each block has an upper portion with a plurality of upper inclined side walls. Each block has a lower portion with a plurality of inclined lower side walls. The block has an upper surface and a lower surface and a block periphery in the form of an edge where the upper and lower side walls meet. Cables or ropes connect the blocks together to form a block matrix and the erosion control mat. Each block has a boot affixed to the block lower portion, the boot having a plurality of inclined side panels. Each boot side panel has an upper edge. The boot has a lower panel, a boot interior surface and an interior that is receptive of at least part of the block lower portion. The boot inclined side panels engage the block inclined lower side walls. The boot lower panel engages the block lower surface. A plurality of anchor posts are attached to the interior surface of the boot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen G. BENTON, JR.
  • Patent number: 8951377
    Abstract: Certain processes for manufacturing an electrochemical sensor module include assembly first and second housing portions of sensor modules; dispensing a sensor fiber across multiple first housing portions; joining the first and second housing portions; and separating the sensor modules by cutting the sensor fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Pepex Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Say
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8926886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fabrication of multichannel nerve conduits for use in the repair of nerve injury. In particular, the invention relates to collagen multichannel nerve conduits which are suitable for use in repair of peripheral nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Abhay Pandit, Li Yao, Anthony Windebank
  • Patent number: 8916074
    Abstract: According to a method for making a resin hollow body, in a primary-formation process, molten resin is injected into spaces defined by dies to form resin components. In a die-moving process, each component is held in at least one die. Joining edges of the components are brought close through relative movement of the dies to make a predetermined arrangement of the components. In a secondary-formation process, molten resin is injected into a region where the edges are adjacent. The edges are joined to form an outer wall, partition wall, and hollow portion of the hollow body. At least one of the edges constituting the partition wall includes a linear groove. In the die-moving process, the partition-wall-constituting edges are brought into contact to define by the groove a linear hollow cavity surrounded with the edges. In the secondary-formation process, the cavity is filled with molten resin to join the partition-wall-constituting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takiguchi, Akiyuki Sudou
  • Publication number: 20140364862
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed for securing tissue to a bone comprising a novel screw anchor for insertion into a bone by a novel rotational driver. The screw anchor and rotation driver enables the screw to be completely embedded into the bone while permitting a suture to be threaded through a transverse aperture in the screw. The rotation driver facilitates insertion and engagement of a capture with one of a series of protuberance formed along a length of a suture. In addition, the method is disclosed of forming the series of protuberance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ZIPTEK LLC
    Inventors: William F. Bennett, Ramses Galaz Mendex, Daniel Francisco Gomez Romo
  • Patent number: 8871122
    Abstract: A method facilitates fabricating a cellular cushion. The method comprises injecting material into a mold in an injection molding process to form a cushion first layer that includes a plurality of hollow cells that extend outward from the base and are each coupled together in flow communication, coupling a second layer to the first layer, and coupling an injection stem in flow communication to the plurality of hollow cells to enable an operating pressure within the cells to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Star Cushion Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Gerard Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140312648
    Abstract: An integral window surround for a vehicle. The window surround includes upper, front, and rear glass runs for guiding and sealing a glass window, as well as a mirror sail for mounting a side mirror, and a B-pillar appliqué for providing decorative covering for the B-pillar. A belt molding extends across the bottom of the surround, with attachment means for securing the surround to the vehicle body. Sealing elements are also provided. If desired, an alternative implementation can be provided without the mirror sail, suitable for rear windows and windows that do not have a side mirror. The components of the surround are integral, which is accomplished by forming the surround in a two-shot molding process. The structural elements are molding in a first shot, and at that point decorative films can be inserted into the mold to provide a desired surface finish. The second shot forms the sealing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
  • 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: 20140276405
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to the delivery of drugs through the use of an expandable polymeric component that is configured to swell when exposed to a recipient's bodily fluid. More specifically, in one embodiment an apparatus for implantation into a recipient comprises an expandable polymeric component and a drug delivery element that releasably carries a drug. The drug delivery element at least partially surrounds the expandable polymeric component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Miller, Frank Risi, Ya Lang Enke
  • Patent number: 8795568
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein generally relates to methods of making a spacer. At least a portion of a first elongate strip and a portion of a second elongate strip are arranged to define a space there between. A first sidewall is extruded through a first extrusion nozzle in the space. The first sidewall is adhered to the first elongate strip and the second elongate strip and the first extrusion nozzle is moved relative to the first and second elongate strips while extruding the first sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian IG, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Publication number: 20140190925
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a cap having a first portion made of a plastic material and forming a bottom for covering a container neck and a protective side wall for surrounding the container neck, and a second portion made of a flexible material that is compatible with the plastic material of the first portion and separate from the plastic material of the first portion, the second portion being annular and consisting of a flexible seal, which projects from the bottom toward the interior of the side wall and which is welded to the first portion. Thus, the manufacture of the stopper by molding includes injecting a flexible material to produce the flexible annular seal and then the movable portions of the mold are placed such that the flexible material is in a groove that is set back from the planar surface of the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: BERICAP
    Inventor: Anne-Cecile Ropele
  • Patent number: 8770139
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for depositing slurry upon a moving forming web. The apparatus includes a pivotally mounted headbox for depositing slurry from the inner bottom surface of the headbox down an inclined spillway as a continuous curtain onto a moving web. The headbox is mounted transverse to the direction of travel of the moving web. The headbox also has vertical edge boards, including a headbox back edge board and two opposed headbox side edgeboards, on three respective sides of the headbox to prevent slurry from spilling over the sides and back of the headbox. The headbox is supplied with slurry from a slurry mixer by a feed line mounted on a reciprocating trolley which moves, transverse to the direction of travel of the moving web, back and forth along the length of the headbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: William A. Frank, Alfredas Blyskis
  • Patent number: 8734695
    Abstract: An endoscope flexible tube comprises: a tubular structure having flexibility; and a shell layer on an outer peripheral surface of the tubular structure, wherein the shell layer has a two-layer structure including a rigid resin layer of a rigid resin and a soft resin layer of a soft resin, and wherein the two-layer structure is maintained over the entire flexible tube in its length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yago, Nobuharu Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Yoshimoto, Rei Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 8652379
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing modular, hollow, prismatic, monolithic reinforced-concrete elements of rectangular section, which includes the stages of concreting their side walls in two horizontally arranged formwork structures, carrying out a rotation of said formwork structures so as to leave them arranged vertically on either side of a third formwork, with said third formwork horizontal, then concreting the floor slab, placing formwork between the side walls for concreting of the ceiling slab and withdrawing the modular element, so that a high degree of monolithism is achieved, a method in which all the concretings are carried out in the horizontal, and precise control is achieved over the measurements of the element obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Compact-Habit, S.L.
    Inventors: Jose Tragant Ruano, Miguel Morte Morales
  • Patent number: 8641857
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank provided with at least one accessory (14) connected to the internal space of the tank via at least one orifice (12) in the wall (10) of the tank, the accessory including a projecting element (24) extending to the outside of the tank, the processing comprising the steps consisting in providing a film (22) that includes a peripheral region (28) and a border region (30) around an opening in the film, in placing the film on the wall of the tank and on the outer surface of the accessory in such a way that the projecting element passes through the film via the opening, in welding the film over its entire peripheral region to the wall of the tank, and in welding the film, over its entire border region, to the outer surface of the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (S.A.)
    Inventors: Richard Lesschaeve, Pierre-Francois Tardy, Yannick Gerard
  • Publication number: 20140021733
    Abstract: An interior trim component is provided that includes substantially parallel ribs, and a cushion coupled to the substantially parallel ribs such that the interior trim component is capable of bending in a direction substantially perpendicular to an orientation of the substantially parallel ribs. The cushion includes an integral outer skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jason Hipshier, Scott Hansen
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130334733
    Abstract: A press for manufacturing a one-piece object includes two rotary plates (110, 210) which are parallel but offset, each carrying a mold (120, 220) having two portions. Each mold portion can be placed above or below, so that the mold portion (121) of the first mold situated above faces the mold portion (222) of the second mold situated below. First parts of the object, for example skirts, are inserted in the press in an insertion zone (Z1). In parallel, second parts, for example caps, are introduced an introduction zone (Z2). In a common zone (Z3), third parts, for example dispensing heads, are overmolded on the first and second parts brought close in the common zone in the same position as in the finished object. After opening the press, the plates are turned so that the finished objects are in the portion of the second mold which is above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: LINDAL FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Hervé Bodet, Dominique Fournet
  • Patent number: 8580177
    Abstract: A rail support block assembly includes a resilient member and a molded block having a top, a bottom and peripheral wall. The block is adapted for fastening one or more rails on the top. The prefabricated resilient member has an outer tray and inner tray arranged within the outer tray, and includes a resilient intermediate structure between the trays. The block is molded. The block is fixed in the inner tray to extend under the bottom of the block and along a lower region of the peripheral wall. The resilient member may form a part of the block mold, so that a mold member combined with the resilient member delimit the mold for the block. The moldable material is introduced and adheres directly to the inner tray of the prefabricated resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Edilson Sedra B.V.
    Inventor: Gerrit Marinus Van Der Houwen
  • Patent number: 8551384
    Abstract: A permanent-magnet rotor for external-rotor electric motor (1) particularly for washing machines of unusual silence comprising a cup-shaped support structure (6) having a bottom (7) and a side wall (10) and a plurality of magnetic poles (12) arranged in the support structure (6) and arranged along said side wall (10), with elastomeric material interposed between said magnetic poles (12) which forms with them a massive structure (14) of uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Publication number: 20130221178
    Abstract: A hands-free mount and a manufacturing method for a hanging structure thereof are disclosed. The hands-free mount includes a mount body and a hanging arm. The mount body is formed by a bottom shell and a top shell coupled mutually. The hanging arm includes a metal substrate and inner and outer coatings wrapping the metal substrate. The outer coating has a chamfered end located outside the bottom shell and inclined at an angle. The manufacturing method for the hanging structure of the hands-free mount uses an over-molding process to fully wrap the stainless steel core, so as to endow the hanging structure with good appearance and soft touch and prevent the product from rusting. Using the hanging structure as the hanging arm, the hands-free mount has improved firmness, appearance and touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventor: YI-PING LIAO
  • Patent number: 8486320
    Abstract: A spindle motor tray adhesive dispensing method and supplementary apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base block and a pressure block. The base block supports the tray to be processed, having a blind hole for receiving one end of the center axle of the tray and three adhesive troughs around the blind hole. The pressure block pressed on the tray above the base block and axially movable relative to the base block, having a guide hole for receiving the other end of the center axle of the tray. An open space is defined above the base block around the pressure block within which an adhesive dispenser is movable to dispense a polymer adhesive to the through holes on the tray and the adhesive troughs of the base block to form rubber pads at the tray when cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Tricore Corporation
    Inventor: David Huang
  • Patent number: 8486692
    Abstract: A cell culture apparatus consists of a vessel or array of vessels, each comprising a substantially flat bottom and substantially vertical sides, and composed of a substantially gas permeable material. The inner bottom surface of the vessel is commonly textured to provide the cells with adequate features for attachment and spreading. The vessel may include an integral annular flange which can be used to suspend the vessel from a suspensory element of a rack structure. To promote cell attachment and growth, the inner surfaces of the vessel bottom and sides may be coated with commonly available bio-active materials. Cells cultured in the system commonly grow in three dimensions for extended periods of time, and often produce significantly higher quantities of cellular products than cells grown in conventional labware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Acme Biosystems LLC
    Inventor: Eric M. Simon
  • Publication number: 20120326483
    Abstract: A backrest is provided, whereby a frame-shaped base structure of which is made of a dimensionally stable plastic, The base structure being formed from beams. The frame-shaped base structure includes at least one functional element between the beams, and the at least one functional element is made only of a plastic and/or as a plastic-coated insert. Injection molding is proposed as a production method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Jens BAUMGARTEN
  • Patent number: 8337738
    Abstract: A process is described which uses overmolding to create an all plastic waterway within a faucet leading up to an inlet port for a spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Mercury Plastics, Inc., Masco Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Seman, Sr., Earl Christian, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120306757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing a multifunctional functional unit with a rigid support structure, in which control elements and/or display elements are arranged behind a transparent surface layer which is continuous over substantially the entire functional unit. The method includes punching a positioning hole in a transparent plastic film with a thickness in the range of 0.1-0.4 mm; positioning the film into an injection mould using the positioning hole, with a corresponding positioning means for engaging in the positioning hole; back-injecting film to form a plastics support on the first side, the injection mould being designed such that, of the plastic film is not back-injected at the control elements and/or display elements, on the second side the plastics film is flooded with a transparent curing casting compound to form a continuous transparent surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Christoph KEIST, Swen KEISER
  • Patent number: 8313681
    Abstract: To form gaskets on both sides of a base material (5) without burrs, a first cavity (14) formed between the base material (5) and a first split mold (11) to have a molding material-supplying gate (11b) and a second cavity (15) formed between the base material (5) and a second split mold (12) communicate through a first communicating hole (51) provided in the base material (5), and there are formed in the first split mold (11) a first air vent hole (11c) open to a confluent portion of a molding material in the first cavity (14) and a second air vent hole (11d) which is positioned at and open to a second communicating hole (52) provided in the base material (5) at a confluent portion of the molding material in the second cavity (15), so as to be away from the surface of the base material (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20120280536
    Abstract: The invention relates to a front end of a motor vehicle, consisting of at least one main body and at least a first thermoplastic part and a second thermoplastic part, which are securely connected by injection molding firstly to the main body and simultaneously the various plastics parts are securely connected to one another, wherein the two plastics parts consist of different plastics materials and these are injection molded according to the bi-injection process and fuse with one another when they encounter one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Malek, Vasant Pednekar, Bérénice Cottens, Hans-Walter Weyer, Ulrich Dajek, Jens Menke
  • Publication number: 20120256343
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a process of injection molding of hollow product with plastic material includes steps of (1) molding upper and lower half parts with a same mold including first and second mold halves, a convex-concave structure is respectively disposed in matching surfaces of the upper and lower half parts, two grooves are respectively defined in two opposite outer sides of the combination of the upper and lower half parts; (2) opening the mold, the upper half part is left with the first mold half, the lower half part is left with the second mold half; (3) moving the second mold half or rotating the second mold half 180 degrees to make the lower half part align with the upper half part; (4) injecting plastic material into the grooves to form two connecting strips; (5) having the mold cooled, opening the mold and having the hollow product pushed out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Mingcong Tao
  • Publication number: 20120256344
    Abstract: An orthopedic prosthesis mold, including a first housing defining a first cavity therein shaped to form a portion of an orthopedic prosthesis; a second housing coupled to the first housing, the second housing defining a second cavity therein shaped to form a portion of an orthopedic prosthesis; and a reinforcement element attached to at least one of the first or second housings, the reinforcement element resisting deformation of the first and second housings. The reinforcement element may include a member exterior to the first and second cavities, the member spanning across a substantial width of the prosthesis mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Edward STOLARSKI, James Scott HAY, Julius Garcia
  • Patent number: 8262379
    Abstract: Device for manufacturing the tread of a tire, said tread comprising a plurality of relief tread elements of height h whose radially outer surface is designed to be in contact with the ground when the tire is rolling on the road surface, comprising a rotary support suitable for supporting a base strip (MB) forming a receiving surface (S), an extrusion die (1) comprising a plurality of extrusion nozzles whose outlet channels are oriented radially approximately perpendicular to the receiving surface (S), at least two compound supply means, each feeding into one or more separate extrusion nozzles, and means for positioning and moving the extrusion die relative to the receiving surface (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Societe de Technologie Michelin
    Inventors: Christian Beaudonnet, Rémi Braunt, Daniel Bresson, Thierry Orsat
  • Patent number: 8261392
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sole according to the present invention includes the steps of obtaining a rubber part by previously crosslinking a polymer mixture containing 50 to 100 mass % of a diene-based polymer and 0 to 40 mass % of an acrylonitrile component in a polymer component of the polymer mixture, halogenating the rubber part, and bonding the rubber part and thermoplastic resin to each other by molding said thermoplastic resin on said rubber part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mizuno Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yabushita, Akihiro Miyauchi, Takeshi Takeshita
  • Publication number: 20120191142
    Abstract: A fixation device, comprises an elongated element extending along a central axis, having a total length L and including a proximal section formed of a material that is substantially non-absorbent for electromagnetic radiation within a preselected wavelength range and a distal section formed of a material that is substantially non-absorbent for electromagnetic radiation within the preselected wavelength range in combination with a middle section axially arranged between the proximal and distal sections, the middle section formed of a material that is substantially absorbent for electromagnetic radiation in the preselected wavelength range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Nicolas BOUDUBAN, Dieter Schmidli, Philippe Gedet
  • Patent number: 8216496
    Abstract: A filter element has a fold arrangement and a shaped seal extending about at least one section of a circumference of the fold arrangement. The shaped seal consists of a thixotropic sealing material or at least contains such a thixotropic sealing material. The thixotropic sealing material is thixotropic PUR or thixotropic silicone or a mixture of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mann + Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Fritz Brenneis, Pius Trautmann
  • Patent number: 8133424
    Abstract: This element (2) is of the type including a hollow elongate body (4) made of metal and having a closed section; and a continuous second body (6) made of plastics material overmolded on the metal first body (4), the plastics material second body (6) including at least two rings (24) surrounding the metal first body (4), the rings (24) being longitudinally spaced part. In any cross-section of the metal first body (4), the plastics material second body (6) is situated entirely outside the outline of the metal first body (4), and the ratio of the axial length of each ring (24) over the longitudinal distance between the rings (24) is less than 1. The invention is applicable to the front faces of motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Faurecia Bloc Avant
    Inventors: Caroline Riviere, Claude Laurent, Sebastien Berne
  • Patent number: 8097197
    Abstract: A storage means provides sealed storage for contents. A closure means is fused to a container by application of an electro-magnetic field providing a permanent and hermetic seal between the closure and the container. The closure further includes a removable panel to provide access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Plastech, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Fox, Dieter F. Lay, Richard A. Gross
  • Patent number: 8066926
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing reinforced tubing suitable for medical device applications are disclosed. An inner layer is molded around a core to define an inner surface adjacent to the core and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. The outer surface includes one or more recessed pathways defined therein. A reinforcement member is then formed in each of the one or more recessed pathways of the molded inner layer. An outer layer including an inner surface and an outer surface is subsequently molded over the inner layer and the reinforcement member. The inner surface of the outer layer substantially conforms to the outer surface of the inner layer and the reinforcement member. The core is then removed from within the inner layer to provide a lumen through the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Terence M. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20110273259
    Abstract: A dry-type transformer includes at least one high-voltage winding and one low-voltage winding. The windings are operatively connected to one another by an electromagnetic field, and each winding is constructed from winding conductors, wherein the high-voltage winding and the low-voltage winding have a defined distance from one another, and spacers are arranged between the windings and maintain the defined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Charles W. JOHNSON, Jan Leander, Karel Bilek, Benjamin Weber
  • Patent number: 8034272
    Abstract: A closure for a container, e.g., a tube, for a sample, e.g., a biological sample. The closure comprises a cap having a first opening and a second opening, the first opening capable of communicating with the mouth of a container, the second opening sealed by an exterior seal, and intermediate the first opening and the exterior seal, an interior seal. The invention also provides an assembly comprising the closure of this invention and a container. The invention also provides a method for preparing the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Erin Kim Pavlovic, Keith Haapala, Joseph F. Welk