Separate Stage Covering Of Different Preform Areas Patents (Class 264/254)
  • Patent number: 10164414
    Abstract: A protection tube with latch in which a latch that is formed engageable with an attachment hole of a panel is molded integral with a protection tube that receives an electric wire, and a manufacturing apparatus of the protection tube with latch. The protection tube with latch includes a latch to be engaged with the attachment hole of the panel having the electric wire wired therein disposed on an outer peripheral face of the protection tube that is formed tubular and receives the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka Yamamoto, Takehiko Uehara, Yoshihiro Murakami, Masahiro Sora
  • Patent number: 10112720
    Abstract: A leg support includes a support element. A reinforcing element is disposed on the support element. The support element is chemically compatible with the reinforcing element. A homogeneous chemical bond is formed between the support element and the reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Reliant Worldwide Plastics, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Maslakow
  • Patent number: 10047602
    Abstract: A system and method for assembling a communication system in a drilling system configured to drill a borehole in an earthen formation. The communication system has a first antenna assembly and a second antenna assembly that are communicatively coupled together. The method includes attaching a first antenna to the first drill string component and attaching a second antenna to a second antenna assembly. The communication system is configured such that the first drill string component and the second drill string component are communicatively coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APS Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Turner
  • Patent number: 10048294
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a current detection device which is less susceptible to a disturbance magnetic flux and does not easily cause the decrease of a detectable maximum current. A current detection device is provided with: a first magnetic shield member which has a side wall part that covers one side of a conductor and a protruding part that protrudes toward the other side from the side wall part; and a second magnetic shield member which has a side wall part that covers the other side of the conductor and a protruding part that protrudes toward the one side from the side wall part, and the protruding part of the first magnetic shield member and the protruding part of the second magnetic shield member form a gap therebetween while overlapping each other in the protruding direction of the protruding parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Gorai, Takeshi Kato, Yoshiyuki Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9948077
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a manufacturing process for a termination injection molding stress control module for cross-linked polyethylene insulated cable body, which comprises the steps of melting and cross-linking a cable factory insulation layer and a filling insulation; melting and cross-linking the cable factory semiconducting layer and a filling semiconducting layer; and melting and cross-linking the filling insulation and the filling semiconducting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CYG ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunjie Xia, Haijie Zhong, Zhenjie Liang, Xia Liu
  • Patent number: 9782554
    Abstract: Methods and tools for producing a filled hollow structure, comprising producing an open hollow structure from a first material, providing a closing structure to at least partially close the open hollow structure, filling the hollow structure with a filler medium, and overmoulding the filled hollow structure with a second material as well as hollow structures obtainable by said methods and the use of said tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Damien Julian Mazzone, Grant Moiler, Fiona Catherine Carroll
  • Patent number: 9640967
    Abstract: A headset can include a cable structure connecting non-cable components such as jacks and headphones. The cable structure can be constructed using a molding process. Different approaches can be used to ensure that a conductor bundle extending through the cable structure remains centered within the cable structure during the molding process. A movable tube can be placed in the mold such that the conductor bundle is retained within the tube. As material is injected into the mold and reaches the tube, the tube can be displaced and progressively removed from the mold. Alternatively, the movable tube can be constructed such that the tube may combine with injected material to form a shell of the cable structure. Gates from which material is provided in the mold can be positioned and controlled to facilitate the injection of material in the mold while maintaining the centered position of the conductor bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Aase, Cameron P. Frazier, John E. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9581219
    Abstract: A power transmission belt (20) having an elastic main body (17) includes a top layer as the belt backing and a bottom section having a power transmission zone. The power transmission zone and/or the top layer has/have a coating (15, 16), characterized in that the coating (15, 16) of the power transmission zone and/or the top layer includes at least the following layer construction: a base coating (18) made of a textile material, wherein the base coating (18) forms a bond with the elastic main body (17) and has a surface coating (19) including at least a mixture A, which contains at least one reactive diluent as per DIN 55945:2007-03. The invention further relates to a method for producing such a power transmission belt. The novel coating concept is applicable in particular in a toothed belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Roman Gaska, Axel Unruh, Claus-Lueder Mahnken, Thomas Baltes, Reinhard Teves
  • Patent number: 9379444
    Abstract: A method of constructing a dipole antenna assembly is disclosed. The method includes providing a pair of mold halves and placing a feedline and a radiating portion within a cavity formed by the pair of mold halves, the radiating portion including a proximal portion and a distal portion separated from the proximal portion. The method further includes mating the pair of mold halves together to house the feedline and radiating portion within the cavity. A polyimide material may be injected through at least one inflow slot disposed through the mold halves into the cavity to adhere the distal portion to the proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kenlyn S. Bonn
  • 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: 20150121821
    Abstract: An air inlet deflector for a structure having an air inlet. The deflector may be retractable within the structure, may be integrally formed with the structure, and may prevent the structure from ingesting foreign matter, such as birds. The deflector may include a series of ribs, spokes, or vanes that may vary in width and/or thickness from fore to aft, and/or may be curvilinear in one or more planes of view, and/or may serve double duty as inlet vanes for redirecting inlet air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Michael J. Kline
  • Patent number: 8969223
    Abstract: A three dimensional woven preform, a fiber reinforced composite incorporating the preform, and methods of making thereof are disclosed. The woven preform includes one or more layers of a warp steered fabric. A portion of the warp steered fabric is compressed into a mold to form an upstanding leg. The preform includes the upstanding leg and a joggle in a body portion. The body portion and upstanding leg are integrally woven so there is continuous fiber across the preform. A portion of the warp steered fabric includes stretch broken carbon fibers in the warp direction, and another portion includes conventional carbon fibers. The warp steered fabric can be woven on a loom equipped with a differential take-up mechanism. The warp steered fabric can be a single or multilayer fabric. The preform or the composite can be a portion of an aircraft window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goering, Craig Rowles
  • Patent number: 8945451
    Abstract: Methods for forming an insulative body of an implantable medical device connector module assembly employ an injection molding process, whereby first and second shots of insulative material form core and an overlay portions, respectively. In some methods, a panel portion of an electrical component is mounted between opposing surfaces of a mold such that a finger-like portion of the component extends into a cavity of the mold, with a first side thereof touching another surface of the mold and a second, opposite side exposed within the cavity; following first shot injection, the core portion captures the finger-like portion in relatively rigid relation thereto. When two types of connector bores are formed, a color indicator may be engaged with a feature of the core portion that is located in proximity to a connector bore of the first type, and then the overlay portion is formed over the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ries, Jeevan M. Prasannakumar, Richard P. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8932502
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein relate to a recyclable thermoplastic unit that includes a casing body composed of a first thermoplastic having a first melting point. The casing body also includes a first locking mechanism that is configured to mate with a second locking mechanism of a sacrifice layer. The sacrifice layer is composed of a second thermoplastic and includes the second locking mechanism. The sacrifice layer has a melting point that is greater than the melting point of the casing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Aya Seike
  • Publication number: 20140338826
    Abstract: An airway device for human or animal use comprising an airway tube having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end of which is surrounded by a laryngeal cuff, adapted to fit anatomically over the laryngeal structure of a patient, wherein the device optionally further comprises a buccal cavity stabiliser located on or around the airway tube between the laryngeal cuff and the proximal and of the tube, said buccal cavity stabiliser being adapted to nest with the anterior aspect of the patient's tongue, the size, shape and configuration of the buccal stabiliser being adapted to prevent rotational or side-to-side movement of the airway device in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Muhammed Aslam Nasir
  • Publication number: 20140302953
    Abstract: A table tennis racquet (1), particularly a weather resistant table tennis racquet (1) comprising a plate-like base body (2), a first playing surface (5) made of a first plastic and is injection molded to a side of the base body (2) and a second playing surface (6) made of a second plastic is injection molded to another side of the base body (2). The first playing area (5) on a first side the basic body (2) and the second playing area (6) on a second side opposite the first side of the base body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: KETTLER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Joachim Kettler
  • Publication number: 20140271143
    Abstract: A fan spacer for placement between a pair of adjacent blades in a fan assembly and a related method of making. The fan spacer has a spacer body including an airflow surface shaped to direct air between the pair of adjacent blades in which the airflow surface is shaped on opposing sides to correspond to the pair of adjacent blades. An over molded feature is molded onto the airflow surface of the spacer body in which the over molded feature both includes an erosion coating on the airflow surface and, on the two opposing sides, seals configured to seal against the pair of adjacent blades on the opposing sides of the airflow surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES STRUCTURES, CORP.
    Inventor: GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES STRUCTURES, CORP.
  • Patent number: 8834765
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a method of manufacture for an encased coil body, which is capable of easily manufacturing an encased coil body which is configured so as to be encased in a state where a coil is enclosed within an electrically insulating resin and is also capable of favorably preventing the coil from positional misalignment or deformation at the time of the manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Esaki, Hiroyuki Kato, Yasuhiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140239542
    Abstract: An inner sole board having varying regions of flexibility is provided for use in an article of footwear. The inner sole board may include different materials along its length at different locations that vary its flexibility. An inner sole board is manufactured in an injection molding process requiring only one mold. The process includes a first step of providing a mold, a second step of providing an injection molding assembly, a third step of preparing an injection molding assembly and mold, a fourth step of injecting material into the mold, and a fifth step of establishing the dimensions of a first portion. During the injection molding process, the flow rate of at least one material may be controlled by a nozzle gate to control the shape and size of the flex zone it creates. In this manner, the inner sole board may be customized for a specific sport or individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Jim Baucom, Clifford B. Gerber
  • Publication number: 20140238400
    Abstract: This invention concerns a respiratory mask for delivering inspiratory gas to a wearer. The respiratory mask has a mask body of generally concave shape and having a peripheral edge. The mask body being is formed of a first material and adapted to provide a cavity in use about the mouth and nose of a wearer such that the inhalation gas can be inhaled by the patient from the cavity. The mask body has an inlet port that is engageable with a supply of inhalation gas and in communication with the cavity. The mask body has a resilient seal formation depending from at least a portion of the peripheral edge. The mask body has at least one panel formed of a second material that is softer than the first material of the mask body so as to allow lateral deflection of the mask body to accommodate different facial widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: INTERSURGICAL AG
    Inventor: Andrew Neil Miller
  • 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: 20140212621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a profile section moulded by the multi-injection moulding of thermoplastic materials having different hardnesses, and forming a seal or a moulding for the body of a motor vehicle, as well as to a method for manufacturing said profile section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HUTCHINSON
    Inventor: Olivier Blottiau
  • Publication number: 20140190930
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to electronic devices and more particularly to methods for selectively encapsulating circuit boards and other electronic components contained within electronic devices. A first encapsulation layer can be limited to specific regions of a circuit board using a variety of processes including molding, laser ablation, etching, milling, and the like. Secondary assembly steps can then take place in the regions where the encapsulation layer is removed. In some embodiments, secondary encapsulants having various thermal, electrical, and optical characteristics can fill openings left in the first encapsulation layer to aid in the operation of underlying components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sean A. Mayo, James H. Foster, Trevor J. Ness, Shankar S. Pennathur
  • Patent number: 8771580
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of plastic molded skins which are built up by consecutively melting multiple plastics onto each other. The surface of the forming tool is partially covered with a covering or mask during the melting of a first plastic powder and the first plastic powder is applied to the forming tool by a powder spray method. Thereafter, the covering or mask is removed from the surface of the forming tool and the second plastic powder is applied to the surface of the forming tool and to the first plastic powder by rotation sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Interiors GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: André Walter, Harald Dalibor, Michael Heidkamp, Hans-Bernd Jacoby, Zbigniew Parzelski, Marco Sander
  • Patent number: 8771573
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a plastic housing, where at least one first plastic housing part with at least one guide or bearing for at least one mechanically movable component, in particular a sensor, is produced in a first molding step, the at least one first plastic housing part is overmolded in a second molding step while a second plastic housing part is being formed, in order to form an integral plastic housing. Moreover, the invention relates to a plastic housing with at least one first plastic housing part including at least one guide or bearing for at least one mechanically movable component, where the at least one plastic housing part is entirely or partially overmolded by a second plastic housing part so that the integral plastic housing is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Knüttel, Annegret Suckfüll
  • 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: 8734698
    Abstract: A composite wafer carrier according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises an operative portion formed of a first thermoplastic material and a support portion formed of a second different thermoplastic material. One of the operative portion and support portion is overmolded onto the other to form a gapless hermitic interface that securely bonds the portions together. The operative portion may be a transparent window, a portion of a latching mechanism or a wafer contact portion. Preferred embodiments of the invention include wafer carriers with said features, process carriers with said features and a process for manufacturing wafer carriers with said features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjiv M. Bhatt, Shawn D. Eggum
  • Patent number: 8685301
    Abstract: A filter element includes a filter media pack and an axial seal member configured to axially seal against a filter housing. The axial seal member may be supported by and attached to the filter media pack by a media pack seal member. Alternatively, the axial seal member may be carried by a frame, which is attached to the filter media pack by the media pack seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Swanson, Chad Banzhaf, Steven J. Merritt
  • Patent number: 8673196
    Abstract: A filter, comprising: a filter element comprising pleated filter media having a plurality of pleats configured into a closed loop of filter media, the filter element having an outer perimeter defined by a plurality of outer pleat tips, and an inner perimeter defined by a plurality of inner pleat tips, the plurality of inner pleat tips defining an inner chamber extending through the filter element; a cap disposed on a first end of the filter element the cap being configured to seal a first opening of the first end of the filter; a first plurality of open end pleats positioned between an edge of the cap and the outer perimeter of the filter element, the first plurality of open end pleats defining a first fluid path through the filter media into the inner chamber; a sealing ring disposed on a second end of the filter element the sealing ring being configured to provide an inlet opening providing fluid communication to the inner chamber; and a second plurality of open end pleats positioned between an edge of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fram Group IP LLC
    Inventors: Phil P. Treier, Shivaram Manjunathaiah, Allan B. Morris
  • Publication number: 20140069947
    Abstract: A lid of a beverage container includes a base portion, a spout framework extending from the base portion, a valve positioned at the end of the spout framework, and a soft spout overmold that leaves the valve exposed. The soft spout overmold is sealingly engaged with the base portion and spout framework to prevent leaking of the contents of a beverage container which may be coupled to the lid. The valve is in fluid communication with the contents of a beverage container which may be coupled to the lid. The valve may contain a slit and when deformed, the slit transforms into an opening to allow contents of an attached beverage container to flow out of the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Charlie Smith, David Shapiro, Domenic T. Gubitosi
  • Patent number: 8652387
    Abstract: Method of producing an administering device for infusing or injecting a product, whereby in order to mold a housing shell serving as a case for components of the administering device in a multi-component injection molding process at least one pre-molded, transparent insert part made from a first plastic material is inserted in an injection mold molded to a shape matching the shape of the housing shell, a dimensionally stable, curable second plastic material is injected into the injection mold around the insert part to render it watertight and an opening left free in the second plastic material is closed to render it watertight by injecting on an elastomeric third plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Philip Etter, Marco De Polo
  • Patent number: 8650742
    Abstract: The application relates to a process for preparing a crosslinked cable, including: —applying one or more layers including a polymer composition on a conductor, wherein at least one layer includes one or more free radical generating agents, —crosslinking by radical reaction said at least one layer including said free radical generating agent(s), —cooling the obtained crosslinked cable in pressurized conditions, and —reducing or removing the content of volatile decomposition products(s), which are originating from optionally in elevated temperature, from the crosslinked cable obtained from cooling and recovery step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventor: Annika Smedberg
  • Publication number: 20140026311
    Abstract: A ceramic bowl obtained by means of casting in moulds comprises: a liquid collection pan (2) having a main axis (Z) of extension; a liquid distribution rim (3) having at least one portion configured to reproduce the top edge (7) of the pan (2) along a common plane (P) of lie; the rim portion (3) has a tubular chamber (4) with toroidal cross-section for the passage of liquids and having as axis of rotation the axis (Z) of the pan (2); a separate outer casing (5) for housing the single component formed by pan (2) and rim (3); the bowl comprises a first set of perimetral surfaces (8, 14, 31) which define one part of the tubular chamber (4) of the rim (3) and the surface joining the rim portion (3) to the pan (2) and which are parallel to each other and extend in a direction transverse to the common plane (P) of lie, and a second set of perimetral surfaces (6, 12) which define the other part of the tubular chamber (4) and extend parallel to the plane (P) of lie and are connected to the first set of surfaces (8, 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Alessandro Bernabei, Vasco Mazzanti
  • Publication number: 20140026310
    Abstract: A ceramic bowl obtained by means of casting in moulds, comprises: a liquid collection pan (2); a siphon portion (16) for draining liquids from the pan (2); a liquid distribution rim (3) having at least one portion configured to reproduce the top edge (7) of the pan (2) along a common plane (P) of lie; the rim portion (3) has a toroidal cross-section generating a tubular chamber (4) for the passage of liquids; the rim (3) and the pan (2) being made as a single body in a mould (SI); an outer casing (5) for housing the pan (2) and the rim (3) in the form of a single body; the siphon portion (16) for draining liquids is separate from the pan (2), formed as a single body with the casing (5), and configured to be joined to the pan (2) inside said casing (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA
    Inventors: Alessandro Bernabei, Vasco Mazzanti
  • Patent number: 8617446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for producing plastic molded skins having different subregions. For this purpose, before melting the first plastic material, a region of the molding tool surface (2) is covered with a separate energy self-sufficient mask (3). After the unmasked region of the molded tool surface (2) has been coated, the mask (3) is removed, and in a second manufacturing step the exposed subregions of the molding tool surface (2) is coated with a different plastic material, the two subregions of the plastic skin bonding with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Peguform GmbH
    Inventors: Jakob Paulus, Ingolf Dreger
  • Publication number: 20130324323
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a golf ball having a cover layer including a first cover layer portion having one hardness values and a second cover layer portion having a second hardness value. The disclosure further relates to methods of making such a golf ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas Yontz
  • 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: 8551374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel, innovative industrial method for producing polystyrene (EPS) foam parts of arbitrary length and having a constant cross-section, with mixed densities located in accordance with the mechanical and thermal properties required for each application. The invention also relates to a machine (apparatus) for producing said solid parts having localized densities defined by the mechanical and thermal requirements of the application. The aforementioned products are produced by joined both longitudinally and transversely. The invention can be used to reduce the standard method to three steps, thereby resulting in a significant saving in terms of production. Moreover, unlike with the standard method, variants can be produced using the above-mentioned method, thereby increasing the range of application said type of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Universidad de Guanajuato
    Inventors: Héctor Plascencia Mora, Luz Antonio Aguilera Cortés
  • Patent number: 8449800
    Abstract: A preventative maintenance method of strengthening the connection between high pressure, in situ piping. An encapsulation mold is installed over a properly functioning, non-leaking coupling or joint interconnecting pipe sections carrying gas in excess of 60 psi. A resin sealant having tensile strength in excess of 3000 psi fills the mold, so that it circumscribes the coupling and adjacent portions of the pipe sections extending from the coupling, forming a permanent bond to the coupling and pipe sections. The method prevents high pressure pipe connection pullout, which otherwise could lead to catastrophic failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Howard Hardwick
  • Patent number: 8377347
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an out of tool molded skin (1) with an embedded flat electroluminescent element, wherein an outer function or carrier layer of the electroluminescent element (5, 6, 7, 8) is made of plastic material that is substantially identical to the powdered plastic material of the molded skin and is applied to the not yet fully cured and cooled molded skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Interiors GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Sostmann, Christian Seidel
  • Patent number: 8343406
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for making a golf ball having a multi-layered cover including a very thin outermost cover layer, the process comprising for example: forming first and second substantially hemispherical half shells having a thickness and comprising a thermoplastic composition, each half shell further having an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface forming an hemispherical cavity; securing the first half shell in a golf ball mold; securing a core subassembly in a subassembly holder; dispensing an uncured liquid thermoset composition into the hemispherical cavity of the first half shell; inserting a first half of the core subassembly into the hemispherical cavity of the first half shell and displacing an amount of the uncured liquid thermoset composition such that the uncured liquid thermoset composition forms an inner cover layer having a thickness; disengaging the core subassembly from the subassembly holder when the thermoset composition has gelled to a point of rigidity
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • 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: 20120319427
    Abstract: A trim panel for a door of a vehicle that wherein both sunshade and non-sunshade versions of the trim panel are manufactured on the same equipment, thus eliminating the need to prepare separate molds for each trim panel. Both the sunshade and non-sunshade versions of the trim panel share essentially the same components and dimension except that the sunshade trim panel has an upper surface that terminates prior to a corresponding surface of the non-sunshade trim panel. This feature allows both trim panels to be made on the same equipment and then installed as needed depending on whether a given door will include a sunshade assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan V. Larcom, Brian D. Large, Rachel E. Canepa, Shinichi Yamase
  • Publication number: 20120311983
    Abstract: A filter element includes a filter media pack and an axial seal member configured to axially seal against a filter housing. The axial seal member may be supported by and attached to the filter media pack by a media pack seal member. Alternatively, the axial seal member may be carried by a frame, which is attached to the filter media pack by the media pack seal member provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: BALDWIN FILTERS, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Swanson, Chad Banzhaf, Steven J. Merritt
  • Patent number: 8287680
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a bag (20) for the cryopreservation of thermolabile liquids. The manufacturing method is characterized by being versatile, simple and inexpensive and allows to manufacture single and multi-compartment bags without modifying the main sealing molds (31, 32). The relative size and the number of the compartments (28) can be modified without change in the molds. Only a closure sealing tool (50) must be adjusted as a function of the number of chosen compartments (28). The process is compatible with standard high frequency sealing processes. This method provides bags (20) with uniformly thick walls and with a predetermined bag volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Biosafe S.A.
    Inventors: Bertrand Marcel Alexandre Foucaut, Claude Fell
  • Publication number: 20120241084
    Abstract: An airway device for human or animal use comprising an airway tube having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal and of which is surrounded by a laryngeal cuff, adapted to fit anatomically over the laryngeal structure of a patient, wherein the device optionally further comprises a buccal cavity stabiliser located on or around the airway tube between the laryngeal cuff and the proximal end of the tube, said buccal cavity stabiliser being adapted to nest with the anterior aspect of the patient's tongue, the size, shape and configuration of the buccal stabiliser being adapted to prevent rotational or side-to-side movement of the airway device in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Muhammed Aslam Nasir
  • Publication number: 20120235436
    Abstract: A one-piece trim bezel formed from multiple components. In the event of two co-molded components, the first co-molded part is composed of a polymerized material having an unpainted surface that may be a high gloss smooth surface or a textured low gloss surface and the second co-molded part, formed with the first part, is composed of a plateable plastic material. The second co-molded part is co-molded with the said first co-molded part to form a single piece trim bezel. The color of the polymerized material of the first co-molded part may be selected from a variety of colors. The plateable plastic material may be plateable with chrome. A multiple-shot injection molding process is used to form the one-piece trim bezel which joins the first co-molded part and the second co-molded part in one operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Haoliang Michael Sun
  • Patent number: 8262968
    Abstract: A molded article with multi-material or color and soft portions and a method of making the same is disclosed. The molded article comprises a multi injection substrate, and a coverstock or skin. The article is formed by a process wherein the coverstock or skin is secured within the mold, a first material is injected into a first cavity, a retractor member is moved to define a second cavity, and a second material is injected into the second cavity. The first and second materials may be different types of plastic, different colors, or combinations thereof. The first cavity is defined by two mold sections (e.g., a cavity and a core) and the retractor member. The second cavity is also defined by the two mold sections, the retractor member, and the (at least partially) hardened first material. The first material may be configured to couple to the second material by a locking interface provided by recesses and/or projections on the mold sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Nels R. Smith, Scott A. Hansen, Jeffrey T. Stout, Andrew R. Butz, Bart W. Fox
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8231816
    Abstract: A method of forming a medical wrap including a flexible, sheet-form substrate with a discrete medical function delivery region having a surface adapted to be placed against a patient's skin to provide a desired medical effect. The substrate carries a field of fibers exposed for engagement by an array of fastener elements. The fastener elements each have a respective stem extending integrally from a band of resin extending along the substrate. The fastener elements are constructed to snag the exposed fibers when the substrate is wrapped about a patient in an overlapping manner, securing the wrap about the patient with the medical function delivery region in a desired position. The wrap is configured for use as a hot or cold pack, a medical dressing, or drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Howard A. Kingsford, Holly Isabelle, George A. Provost, William H. Shepard