Separate Stage Covering Of Different Preform Areas Patents (Class 264/254)
  • Publication number: 20120181726
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a condom having an open end and a closed end, wherein the method is comprised of the steps of coating a bare mandrel with a pattern of coating material to form visual stimulation means, and subsequently uniformly applying additional material over these patterns to complete the formation of the condom, and thereby create projections between the ends of the condom for stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: William D. Platt, R. Christian Millar, Richard Grotyohann
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120156583
    Abstract: A dual-material co-injection molded bipolar plate and its manufacturing method are disclosed, in which the manufacturing method comprises the steps of: injecting a skin polymer melt containing a first conductive material into a mold cavity of a bipolar plate mold; sequential or simultaneous injecting a core polymer melt containing a second conductive and the skin polymer melt into the mold cavity; molding a bipolar plate, being a sandwich structure having a core layer packed inside a skin layer, while enabling a conductive grid composed of the first conductive material and the second conductive material to be formed between the core layer and the skin layer for improving the through-plane conductivity of the bipolar plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Shia-Chung Chen, Hsin-Shu Peng, Ming-Yi Shih
  • Publication number: 20120153534
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Philip Etter, Marco De Polo
  • Patent number: 8197736
    Abstract: A method for providing an antislip tread and an antislip tread provided with the method. The tread has a plurality of antislip inserts made of fabric or nonwoven fabric which emerge from the surfaces intended for contact with the ground. The inserts made of fabric or nonwoven fabric may also form a substantially continuous surface with the surface made of rubber or plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Frasson S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gianni Frasson, Gilberto Frasson
  • Publication number: 20120139156
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a shoe sole (10) is disclosed. Specifically, there is provided a sole mould for fabricating high-quality shoe soles with great efficiency and a method of using such a mould, wherein the soles feature good air permeability and perfect match with the feet by automatically adapting themselves to the shape of the feet. The sole mould includes a first mould (26) for injection-moulding the underside of a leather layer, and a second mould (28) for injection-moulding the upper surface of the leather layer to form the sole. Further, the first mould is configured in the same shape as the fore sole of the foot and the second mould is configured in the shape of a complete sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Jian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120118138
    Abstract: A fluid pumping device having a pump housing containing a piston chamber and a reciprocating piston, an inlet port and an outlet port allowing a fluid to enter the piston chamber during an instroke of the piston and be expelled during an outstroke. The device further having a valve switching element movably mounted against a valve base member, with a piston chamber aperture connected to the piston chamber and an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture connected respectively to the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid pumping device. The element has a grooves in the valve base member providing, a first communication between the inlet aperture and the piston chamber aperture so that fluid is sucked, into the piston chamber during part of the piston instroke, and a second communication aperture expelling fluid out of the piston chamber, through the outlet port during part of the piston outstroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Thierry Navarro, Florent Junod
  • Patent number: 8114328
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses for manufacturing dosage forms, and to dosage forms made using such systems, methods and apparatuses are provided. Novel compression, thermal cycle molding, and thermal setting molding modules are disclosed. One or more of such modules may be linked, preferably via novel transfer device, into an overall system for making dosage forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry S. Sowden, Bernard F. Plantz, Shun Por Li
  • Patent number: 8101111
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for the production of plastic molded skins, which are formed by consecutively performing a plurality of partial melting processes of a plurality of plastic materials, wherein the first plastic material is applied to the mold as a plastic powder in a centrifugal molding method and the second plastic material by a spraying method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Interiors GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heribert Decher, Walter Andre, Zbigniew Parzelski, Marko Sander, Christian Seidel, Michael Heidkamp
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110313357
    Abstract: An infusion set, patch pump, or elements thereof, having an exemplary catheter (14) provided with one or more channels, grooves and coatings (24, 34, 44), configured and arranged to provide a degree of strength and flexibility. The catheter (14) can also have an exemplary flexible union with the hub (12) having at least one of a ball-and-socket joint (66, 68), a sliding plate (86), and a flexible bushing (106), and which is sealed to allow even further movement of the catheter (14) while preventing leakage of medication through the junction. In doing so, a number of benefits associated with the use of rigid materials in catheter construction can be provided while at the same time, benefits associated with the use of flexible materials in catheter construction and/or flexible engagement with the hub can also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Skutnik, Joshua Horvath, Robert Banik, Gary Searle, Eric Bene
  • Publication number: 20110295323
    Abstract: The present invention is related to spinal stabilization devices. More particularly, this invention relates to devices for addressing back pain originating in the facet joints and the spinous processes of the vertebrae. One embodiment of the present invention includes a substantially T-shaped facet implant for insertion between the facets of two successive vertebrae after a desired amount of the articulating surfaces have been resected. The long and flat portion of the T-shaped facet implant is inserted in between the facets and then the wings of the T-shape, also called fixation tabs, are secured to the spine to secure the facet implant into place. The T-shape implant may also be a part of a spinal stabilization system that includes a facet implant, a spinous process spacer, and a flexible connecting member securing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: ZIMMER SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Garryl Hudgins, Michael E. Lancial, Hugh D. Hestad
  • Publication number: 20110272833
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a housing of a numeric display have the steps of: providing a first injection-molding step for forming a reflecting cover, wherein the reflecting cover has a plurality of pattern segment units, each pattern segment unit is defined by reflecting surfaces of the reflecting cover and has a through hole, and providing a second injection-molding step for forming a transparent injection-molded body into each pattern segment unit, surfaces of the formed transparent injection-molded body being bonded to the corresponding reflecting surfaces, and the reflecting cover and the transparent injection-molded body being constructed as the housing of the numeric display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Cheng-Han TSAI, Chao-Ming WU, Shih-Yuan KUO, Chih-Wei WANG, Hui-Ling LIN
  • Publication number: 20110259902
    Abstract: A method of forming respective overmoulds to protect and seal an enclosure apparatus is provided. Respective separate overmoulds for external surfaces of the enclosure and for sealing a cavity or cavities defined by the enclosure may be formed in a single injection moulding tool in a single operation. An enclosure component and enclosure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Dinesh Nataly Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20110210475
    Abstract: A vessel and method for forming the vessel is disclosed, the vessel having an injection blow molded hollow liner, wherein the hollow liner includes reinforced interfacial features formed substantially around a portion of at least one vessel penetration element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Ludger Strack, Markus Lindner
  • Patent number: 8000516
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a plugged honeycomb structure including attaching a transparent sheet to an end face of a honeycomb structure; picking up an image of the end face; with respect to cells positioned at other than outermost peripheral portion of a honeycomb structure (usual cells), subjecting the picked-up image to image processing, recognizing positions to be plugged on said sheet, and with respect to cells positioned at outermost peripheral portion (outermost peripheral cells), positions of the cells are recognized based on an average cell pitch calculated from the positions of the cells, subjecting to a perforation treatment based on the recognized positions of the sheet, submerging an end portion into a plugging slurry in which a material of the plugging portions is slurried, filling holes made at the respective sheet with the slurry to form the plugging portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Ito, Takeshi Tokunaga
  • Publication number: 20110147980
    Abstract: Injection molding for a touch surface of a touch sensitive device is disclosed. A single-shot injection molding method can include molding an injected material to encapsulate a touch sensor at a substantially uniform distance from a touch surface of the molded material. A double-shot injection molding method can include molding a first shot of an injected material to contact a portion of a touch sensor and molding a second shot of an injected material to encapsulate at least the remaining portions of the touch sensor to form a touch surface at a substantially uniform distance from the touch sensor. Another molding method can include molding a coating on a touch sensor to having a substantially uniform thickness. The injection molded material can provide a substantially uniform capacitive dielectric for the device. The injection molded touch surface can be incorporated into an electronic mouse, a mobile telephone, a digital media player, or a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Kuo-Hua SUNG, Shin John Choi
  • Patent number: 7964130
    Abstract: A guide anchor for a seat belt, and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The guide anchor comprises a guide plate having a latching hole and a slide guide hole formed therein, a guide piece engaged with a lower circumference of the slide guide hole, and a first molded part for coupling the guide plate and the guide piece. The guide piece comprises a cover, and a second molded part injected into a lower surface of the cover. The second molded part has a recess formed in a longitudinal direction at a lower surface. The cover has cover eaves extending from a lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventor: Byoung-Gae You
  • Publication number: 20110127177
    Abstract: Container for receiving lab samples, whereby the samples are held in the container at a distance from the internal wall and in a defined height range, and whereby a drying device is provided inside the container at least in said height range and surrounds the sample on the side, at least partially, and includes a drying agent, and is constructed such that gas exchange between sample and drying agent is feasible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: PRIONICS AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Hostettler, Brigitta Kipfer-Schafer, Christoph Stamm
  • Publication number: 20110128604
    Abstract: A light-amount adjusting apparatus includes a plurality of light-amount adjusting blades that causes a size of a light-passing aperture to change by rotation thereof. Each of the light-amount adjusting blades includes a base portion on which a rotation center portion and a driven portion are formed, and a blade portion that overlaps another light-amount adjusting blade in a light-passing direction so as to form the light-passing aperture. A thickness of the blade portion is thinner than that of the base portion. When the plurality of light-amount adjusting blades is rotated to set the light-passing aperture to be smaller than a full-opened aperture, a thickness of a portion that overlaps an adjacent stop blade is thinner than that of a portion that does not overlap the adjacent stop blade in each of the light-amount adjusting blades. The blades have high dimension accuracy, and deterioration of the optical performance of the apparatus is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Masao Mizumaki, Hiroshi Akada
  • Publication number: 20110123251
    Abstract: A casing for a writing instrument comprises an outer shaft, an inner shaft, and a nib. The outer shaft is formed using dual injection molding. An outer surface of the outer shaft includes a raised hard part and a raised soft part. The inner shaft is formed of a thin-wall tube having an upper end and a lower end, the inner shaft being configured for insertion inside the outer shaft. The inner shaft further includes a fastener protruding on its upper end that engages an upper end of the outer shaft. The nib is configured to engage the lower end of the inner shaft to help secure the inner shaft within the outer shaft. The raised hard or soft parts on the outer surface of the outer shaft may include an oblique loop-shaped part, a strip-shaped part, and/or an arc-shaped part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: BEIFA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiming Qiu, Bin Lin
  • Patent number: 7947208
    Abstract: An injection-molding method made up of a step of preparing a first die (41), a second die (46) and a third die (47), a step of sandwiching a separator proper (16) with the first die (41) and the second die (46), a step of molding a front side molded layer (32) by injecting silicone rubber (59) into the front side cavity (50) through a gate (52), a step of replacing the second die (46) with a third die (47) while the front side molded layer (32) is still soft, and a step of molding a rear side molded layer (34) by piercing the front side molded layer (32) with an injection pressure injecting the silicone rubber (59) through the gate (52) and filling a rear side cavity (63) with silicone rubber (59) through the through hole (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikihiko Kimura, Shinya Kawachi, Keisuke Andou, Tadashi Nishiyama, Daisuke Okonogi, Naoyuki Enjoji
  • Publication number: 20110109009
    Abstract: A method of forming a division post assembly for guiding a moveable window panel in a motor vehicle comprises: forming a body portion free of structural metal and coextruding at least one sealing wing with the body portion to form a coextruded assembly. The body portion comprises a first material and has a generally U-shaped cross-section including a base and first and second opposing walls defining a channel configured to receive at least an edge of the moveable window panel. The sealing wing projects into the channel and comprises a second material different than the first material. The body portion and the coextruded assembly exhibit sufficient flexibility for hand manipulation into a curved shape having a first radius of curvature that is substantially the same as a second radius of curvature of a mold cavity of a mold into which the coextruded assembly is configured for placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Guellec
  • Patent number: 7927534
    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: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Seman, Sr., Earl Christian, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110061927
    Abstract: A component for a vehicle latch assembly is provided, the component having: an electrical sub-system having a plurality of circuit paths each being electrically connected to a common ground, the electrical sub-system being molded into a pre-mold by a first molding process, the pre-mold comprising an encapsulation layer molded around the common ground and an at least one structural member secured to the encapsulation layer and at least one of the plurality of circuit paths, the structural member providing rigidity to the pre-mold; and a plurality of locating features extending from at least one of the encapsulation layer and the structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Mauro P. Bidinost, Hector Sanchez Rojas
  • Patent number: 7906054
    Abstract: The invention concerns a decorated injection molded article and a process for the production of a decorated injection molded article by means of inmold technology, wherein inter alia an IMD-capable transfer film with a release layer of highly cross-linked plastic material is used. The decorated injection molded article formed has a high level of optical quality based on double-sided coating of a decorative element which is optionally joined to an auxiliary film web which is formed by a transfer layer of a transfer film and provides a decoration for the injection molded article, by means of injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Hirschfelder, Uwe Reuther
  • Publication number: 20110047878
    Abstract: A multilayer window guiderail is disclosed. The window guiderail includes a rail portion having an outer edge, a rail surface and an opposing rear surface. The rail portion includes a core and an integral rail cover layer disposed on the core. The core includes a first polymer material and the rail cover layer includes a second polymer material. An apparatus for making a multilayer guiderail includes a plurality of die portions having respective cavity portions. The cavity portions are configured to define a die cavity having the shape of the guiderail, at least one of the die portions being a slidable die portion and at least one of the die portions being a fixed die portion. The parting surface of the slidable die portion is configured for sliding translation of its parting surface over the parting surface of the fixed die portion along a translation path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Jayprakash U. Raisoni, Suresh D. Shah, Geoff Barr
  • Patent number: 7896921
    Abstract: An orthopaedic bearing includes a metallic component having a polymer composite secured thereto. A method of making an orthopaedic bearing is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd S. Smith, Mark D. Hanes, Richard King
  • Patent number: 7883654
    Abstract: Two catalyst electrode layers (CEL) are separately formed on two surfaces of a proton exchange membrane (PEM). The structure and processes are simple in the present invention for obtaining a membrane exchange assembly (MEA) with its thickness controllable. The MEA obtained can have a structure of CEL+PEM+CEL?. If a gas diffusion layer (GDL) is added before obtaining the CEL, a MEA having a structure of GDL+CEL+PEM+CEL?+GDL? is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council-Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Hwei-Lang Chang, Hen-Rong Chang, Kuo-Lon Shieh, Pi-Hsin Chung
  • Patent number: 7883653
    Abstract: An method of making an orthopaedic bearing includes securing polymer composite to a metallic component. An orthopaedic bearing is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd S. Smith, Mark D. Hanes, Richard King
  • Patent number: 7879275
    Abstract: An orthopaedic bearing includes a ceramic component having a polymer composite secured thereto. A method of making an orthopaedic bearing is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd S. Smith, Mark D. Hanes, Richard King
  • Patent number: 7862757
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for seamless manmade leather ball, wherein composites such as soft bioplastic resin or manmade leather, etc are injected, extruded or hot compressed to form upper and lower half bowl type thin covers to completely matchingly sleeve and sphere the corresponding ball bladder, next it is pressingly combined in the one step or two steps curing molds to fusionly paste with the reinforcement layer on said ball bladder to become an initial blank with waterproof layer which is further pressingly combined and cooled down to a fixed form in another set of forming molds with its outside surface formed with pre-formed lines and is further treated with a surface cortex layer and put in forming molds once again allowing surface decorative lines to be pressingly combined at second time, thereby allowing the ball to appear a better simulated leather ball outlook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Liang-Fa Hu
  • Publication number: 20100331466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer compositions with improved scratch resistance and no or low gloss change of the finished product during heat ageing, methods for making the compositions and useful articles made thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Trazollah Ouhadi
  • Patent number: 7854058
    Abstract: Methods for making and using vacuum switching devices are disclosed. A vacuum switching device has an operating rod for actuating a movable electrical contact within the device. The operating rod may be a hollow epoxy glass tube with an electrical sensor disposed within it, and there may be an elastomeric polymer filling compound disposed within the tube and encasing the sensor. The operating rod may be attached to the movable electrical contact on one end by a steel end-fitting that has been press-fit into the tube and secured with at least one cross pin. In this way, a very secure electromechanical connection may be made between the operating rod and the rest of the vacuum switching device, and the sensor is protected from shock associated with the operation of the device. Moreover, the vacuum switching device is compact and easy to construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Daniel Schreiber, Veselin Skendzic, E. Fred Bestel, Paul N. Stoving, Richard A. Harthun
  • Publication number: 20100312276
    Abstract: A soother comprising a teat and a shield is constructed by co-moulding the teat and the shield and over-moulding the teat material on the shield material. As a result a secure bond is formed and a simple and easily cleanable soother is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Schofield, Arnold Rees
  • Publication number: 20100300943
    Abstract: The invention concerns screen panels of the kind used in vibratory screening operations. According to the invention, the screen panels (10) include recycled polyurethane, typically that recovered from worn screen panels. In one particular embodiment in which the panel has an upper, perforated screening section (16.1) for performing a screening action and an operatively lower section (16.2) beneath the screening section, the upper section is of moulded, virgin polyurethane and the lower section comprises a reinforcing frame (12) and recycled polyurethane moulded about the reinforcing frame. The invention envisages the use of blends of virgin and recycled polyurethane as well as method of manufacturing screen panels and methods of handling worn screen panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Jacobus Strydom Janse Van Rensburg
  • Publication number: 20100251474
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a swimming pool safety coping element (5,40) comprising a first portion (110) and a second portion (120) disposed upon the first portion, the method comprises the steps of forming the second portion (120) from a second material, wherein a surface of the second portion (120) comprises an interlocking component, positioning the second portion in a mould to enable a first material to be received by the interlocking component, introducing the first material into the mould and curing the coping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Nicholas Hempleman-Adams
  • Publication number: 20100247813
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an injection molded product and a manufacturing method thereof. In the injection molded product, an insert defining a predetermined pattern may be injection molded to be enclosed by a transparent preform, thus appearing to float slightly above the bottom of the preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Young Min Kim, Dong Yul Lee, Ah Hyun Bae, Jun Gyu Song, Geun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 7757370
    Abstract: A needle and hub assembly for automatic injectors includes a cap or skirt that has a forward surface interposed between and reinforced by first and second engaged hub portions. A needle is received in a contiguous channel formed in the two hub portions. Methods of forming the assembly include molding the first hub portion, placing the cap over the first hub portion, inserting the needle into the channel in the first hub portion, and then overmolding or otherwise forming the second hub portion on the exterior of the first hub portion and cap such that the second hub portion engages the first hub portion. An assembly created by this “two-shot” process can be used to seal a relatively large opening in a medicament cartridge and to support the needle more effectively than a conventional assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 7749419
    Abstract: An injection-molding method including preparing a first die, a second die and a third die, sandwiching a separator proper with the first die and the second die, molding a front side molded layer by injecting silicone rubber into the front side cavity through a gate, replacing the second die with a third die while the front side molded layer is still soft, and molding a rear side molded layer by piercing the front side molded layer with an injection pressure injecting the silicone rubber through the gate and filling a rear side cavity with silicone rubber through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikihiko Kimura, Shinya Kawachi, Keisuke Andou, Tadashi Nishiyama, Daisuke Okonogi, Naoyuki Enjoji
  • Patent number: 7740679
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for constructing a filter element, having enhanced structural capabilities, through use of a molded end cap having first and second foam portions of differing physical properties meeting at a common juncture of the first and second foam portions and simultaneously cured with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Ehrenberg
  • Patent number: 7704427
    Abstract: A process for producing a resinous laminated member, which is provided with an inclining first resinous layer, a decorated layer disposed parallelly to the first resinous layer, a second resinous layer disposed parallelly to the first resinous layer and an engaging portion extending obliquely to the first resinous layer, includes the steps of molding a primary molded product by molding the first resinous layer with a first forming mold's first-inner-surface molding cavity surface and at the same time shaping a film, which makes the decorated layer, with the first-inner-surface molding cavity surface while extending the film parallelly to the first-inner-surface molding cavity surface's extending direction, and molding the second resinous layer integrally with the primary molded product with a second forming mold while disposing the primary molded product parallelly to the obliquely-extending direction of the produced resinous laminated member's engaging portion in the second forming mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Fujii
  • Patent number: 7663358
    Abstract: A current sensor which can measure accurately current of a wide range, at low cost. A C-shaped shield plate is positioned around a flow direction of a current of the bus bar. When the current flows through the bus bar, magnetic flux density of a magnetic field is generated. A magneto-electronic conversion element detects the magnetic flux density of the magnetic field, and converts the magnetic flux density into an electric signal. Furthermore, the magneto-electronic conversion element is arranged near a position where the previously measured magnetic flux density of the magnetic field, which is generated when a current flows through the bus bar, is minimized between the conductor and the shield plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Hashio, Shingo Nomoto
  • Patent number: 7655319
    Abstract: An overmolded electronic device includes a pre-mold assembly having a positioning pin that extends upward through a mold material into contact with an inner cavity of a mold. The positioning pin is disposed within a containment area that is defined by sets of ribs configured in and conformed on the pre-mold assembly. The positioning pin thereby is sealed within the containment area that is in turn sealed from the remainder of the electronic device that prevents the intrusion of moisture or other contaminants into undesirable locations of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian G. Babin
  • Patent number: 7638079
    Abstract: Extra coagulant is added to the cuff portion of the former by a spray nozzle located between the coagulant and latex dipping tanks. A former is placed into a coagulant. After removal from the coagulant, additional coagulant to the cuff portion of the former by any conventional means, such as a spray nozzle. The higher concentration of coagulant at the cuff portion results in a thicker latex thickness at the cuff portion and counteracts the reduced dwell time of the cuff in the latex dipping tank as compared to the fingertip portion of the former. The thickness of the cuff portion can be controlled by altering the concentration of the coagulant applied by the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Microflex Corporation
    Inventors: Shuo Peng, Jian Tao
  • Patent number: 7632449
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a golf ball having a core or a sphere composed of a core over which at least a first covering layer and a second covering layer are consecutively formed using at least two vertically separating two-part molds of differing size cavities, each mold being composed of a top half and a bottom half, that are installed in such a way that the top mold halves are horizontally rotatable together and the bottom mold halves are horizontally rotatable together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiro Wachi
  • Publication number: 20090302040
    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: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Robert W. Fox, Dieter F. Lay, Richard A. Gross
  • Patent number: 7628947
    Abstract: An appendage (7) is molded onto a glazing profile (3) provided around the periphery of a pane of glass (2), the process comprising advancing a mold (20) into sealing contact with an appropriate part of the profile, introducing a predetermined quantity of polymer material (39) into a mold cavity (40), and allowing the polymer material to bond to the glazing profile. The pane of glass remains outside the mold cavity, and is preferably not contacted by the mold. The polymer material may be thermosetting or thermoplastic, and is preferably introduced into the mold cavity while the mold is open. The material may be poured if it is in a fluid condition, or, if it is thermoplastic, it may be introduced in the form of a preformed piece (50) which is superficially melted to bond it to the glazing profile. The process is suitable for molding sharp corners onto extruded profiles on vehicle glazings (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Pilkington Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Caldoro, Ciro Paudice
  • Patent number: 7608212
    Abstract: Procedure and molding tool for the molding of both one- or multi-component parts preferably of plastics, possibly with an integrated insertion of parts of another material as steel and copper, where the turnable middle section during the molding is supplied with material on at least one of the surfaces/areas, that in contrary to the normal procedures are not at a right angle to the closing direction between the stationary mold part and the movable mold part of the tool. This can e.g. be realized by molding a part or a piece of a part and/or by molding around a special part for the in-molding on at least one of these surfaces/areas of the turnable middle section. This molding and/or insertion can take place while the tool is closed and on several surfaces at the same time, which saves cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Jes Tougaard Gram
  • Patent number: 7578955
    Abstract: A molded plastic structure (100) can include an in-mold decoration (112) having at least a first illumination feature (108) positioned at a first portion (142) of the molded plastic structure. The molded plastic structure also can include a first substrate (114) positioned proximate to the in-mold decoration, and a substantially optically clear or translucent second substrate (116) positioned proximate to the in-mold decoration. The second substrate can extend from the first portion of the molded plastic structure to a second portion (144) of the molded plastic structure. The second portion can be distal from the first portion. A separation layer (320) can be positioned between at least a portion of the first substrate and at least a portion of the second substrate. The separation layer can backscatter a substantial portion of light incident on at least a first side of the separation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Caine