Sequential Formation Of Portion On Same Mold Or A Preform Surface Patents (Class 264/255)
  • Patent number: 10921594
    Abstract: Methods of making optical films and optical stacks are described. A method of making an optical lens molded to a first curved optical film includes providing a first optical film including alternating first and second polymeric layers; providing a thermoform tool having a curved surface; heating and conforming the first optical film to the curved surface to form a first curved optical film; and molding an optical lens onto the first curved optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregg A. Ambur, Timothy L. Wong, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Zhisheng Yun
  • Patent number: 10919390
    Abstract: An instrument panel (10) is formed by bonding a base material portion (20) composed of a base material M1 and a different material portion (30) composed of a different material M2. The different material portion (30) is infiltrated into the base material portion (20) and the infiltration portion (33) has a plurality of intermittent recessed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiki Moriizumi, Yuuki Kami, Noboru Hirano, Toshihiro Saimura, Hajime Miyamoto, Atsushi Yusa, Kazuhiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 10882254
    Abstract: A printing device is provided and includes: a table attaching portion, replaceably attaching a respective table of a first table for mounting a three-dimensional object and a second table including a mounting surface for mounting a medium and a plurality of pass-through holes passing through the mounting surface and a back surface on an opposite side of the mounting surface; an ejecting unit, ejecting a shaping material for shaping the three-dimensional object and a coloring material for coloring the three-dimensional object and the medium toward the table attached to the table attaching portion; a relative moving portion, relatively moving the table attaching portion and the ejecting unit in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction; and a suction portion, decompressing a side of the back surface of the second table when the second table is attached to the table attaching portion to adsorb the medium to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Matsushima, Tomoya Kawai
  • Patent number: 10882228
    Abstract: A second mold is divided into a recess-side mold portion, which includes a recess, and a remaining mold portion in a sliding direction of a movable pin, while a size of a gap between the recess-side mold portion and the remaining mold portion is adjustable. The second mold is configured to execute a first-mold-closing operation for contacting the recess-side mold portion to the first mold and thereafter a second-mold-closing operation for contacting the remaining mold portion to the recess-side mold portion. A distal end portion of the movable pin is configured to be placed into a non-contacting state, in which the distal end portion of the movable pin is not in contact with the workpiece, at a time of executing the first-mold-closing operation. The distal end portion of the movable pin is configured to contact the portion of the workpiece at a time of executing the second-mold-closing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sayaka Okabe, Tohru Higuchi, Tsuyoshi Arai
  • Patent number: 10806586
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to generation of biomimetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering and, more particularly, to multi-level lamellar structures having rotated or alternated plywood designs to mimic natural bone tissue. The invention also includes methods of preparing and applying the scaffolds to treat bone tissue defects. The biomimetic scaffold includes a lamellar structure having multiple lamellae and each lamella has a plurality of layers stacked parallel to one another. The lamellae and/or the plurality of layers is rotated at varying angles based on the design parameters from specific tissue structural imaging data of natural bone tissue, to achieve an overall trend in orientation to mimic the rotated lamellar plywood structure of the naturally occurring bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH—OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGER EDUCATION
    Inventors: Prashant N. Kumta, Gary Yu, Abhijit Roy
  • Patent number: 10788752
    Abstract: The three-dimensional printing apparatus includes a tank, a platform, a lighting module, a control unit, a photosensitizer coating unit, and an exposure and development unit. The tank is filled with a liquid forming material, and the platform is movably disposed above the tank. The lighting module is used for providing light projecting toward the liquid forming material. The control unit coupled to the platform and the lighting module is configured to control the platform to move along a first direction, such that at least one layer object of a three-dimensional object is cured on the platform by layer. The photosensitizer coating unit is coupled to the control unit and configured to form at least one photosensitizer film on the layer object. The exposure and development unit is coupled to the control unit and configured to expose the photosensitizer film by exposing and developing to color the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: XYZPRINTING, INC., KINPO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Hua Lee, Hung-Peng Kang
  • Patent number: 10780621
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for quickly removing and installing a filament tube and nozzle in an FFF extrusion system. The system utilizes a primary manifold that includes a cooling block, a heating block and a quick-change mechanism. This primary manifold is adapted to mate a filament tube/nozzle assembly. The quick-change mechanism, which in a particular embodiment utilizes a recessed biased-bearing arrangement, enables the filament/nozzle assembly to be removed and inserted without the use of any tools, and without causing any significant downtime for the FFF extrusion system. Once removed, the filament tube/nozzle assembly can be refurbished by a technician, trained so as not to over torque the tube/nozzle threaded interface. This refurbishment (typically consisting of a cleaning and the installation of a new nozzle) could be accomplished “off-line”, without any impact on the continued use of FFF extrusion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AREVO, INC.
    Inventor: Armando Armijo
  • Patent number: 10739963
    Abstract: Systems and methods for virtual implant placement to implement joint gap planning are discussed. For example, a method can include operations for receiving a first implant parameter set based on a surgical plan that was generated while moving the joint through a range of motion. The method can include generating a first set of candidate implant parameter sets that are the result of an incremental change, relative to the first implant parameter set, to at least one parameter of the first parameter set. The method can include calculating a result for at least one candidate implant parameter set and providing a graphical representation of the result according to at least one candidate implant parameter set. The result can be color-coded to correlate to a candidate implant parameter set. The display can include color-coded user interface controls to allow a user to execute incremental changes corresponding to candidate implant parameter sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantinos Nikou, Branislav Jaramaz
  • Patent number: 10703047
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing apparatus including a fusion nozzle and a control device is provided. The fusion nozzle is configured to heat a molding material at a heating temperature. The control device is coupled to the fusion nozzle. The control device is configured to control the fusion nozzle to perform a printing operation according to a slicing image. The control device determines the heating temperature of the fusion nozzle according to slicing contour information of a slicing object in the slicing image. In addition, a three-dimensional printing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chuan Chang, Bo-Yi Wu, Yu-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 10696833
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer composition having a semi-homogeneous phase that exhibits excellent electrical, mechanical and thermal properties while satisfying flexibility, bendability and impact resistance. More specifically, disclosed is a polymer composition having a morphology in which a rubber-phase filler of a propylene copolymer is dispersed in a matrix of polypropylene, wherein an elution rate of the rubber-phase filler in a xylene-based solvent is less than 50%, based on the content of the rubber-phase filler such that the rubber-phase filler forms a semi-homogeneous phase with the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUINNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Kwon Lee, Moon Seok Lee, Yong Rae Cho
  • Patent number: 10577939
    Abstract: An ceramic matrix composite blade for use in a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The ceramic matrix composite blade includes a root, an airfoil, and a platform located between the root and the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Vetters, David J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10573850
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an OLED panel, manufacturing method thereof, and a display device. The method for manufacturing an OLED panel comprises: forming an auxiliary electrode layer on a substrate, and forming a morphological transformation layer on the auxiliary electrode layer; forming an organic functional layer, wherein the organic functional layer covers the morphological transformation layer; removing the morphological transformation layer and a part of the organic functional layer corresponding to the morphological transformation layer from the auxiliary electrode layer; and forming a cathode layer on the organic functional layer and the auxiliary electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinxin Wang, Wenbin Jia, Yue Hu, Lifang Song, Zhijie Ye
  • Patent number: 10558243
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic apparatus and a method for producing a housing, which relate to a technical field of electronics. The electronic apparatus comprises: a housing comprising a side wall forming an accommodating space and having an outer surface which is divided into K appearance layers, where K is a positive integer greater than or equal to 3, and wherein borderlines between adjacent layers in the K appearance layers are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Shurong He, Xiaoli Fan, Yue Qin, Yuming Xie, Yingjia Yao, Lei Ma, Xiaoqin Han
  • Patent number: 10543638
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a stent (12) using a three dimensional (3D) printer. The invention also extends to 3D printed stents and second medical uses of such stents. The invention also extends to electric signals carrying computer-executable instructions adapted to cause a 3D printer to print a stent, computer-readable programs and computer-readable mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Greenwich
    Inventors: Dionysios Douroumis, Michael S. A. Bradley, Nicolaos Scoutaris
  • Patent number: 10525711
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting head has a first molding step, a step of performing positioning and a second molding step. In the first molding step, a first member, a second member, and a third member are molded by injecting a resin at different locations inside of a set of a fixed mold, an intermediate movable mold, and a movable mold. In the step of performing positioning, the set is detached in a first direction and the intermediate movable mold and the movable mold are moved in a second direction. In the second molding step, a resin is injected to the inside of the set that is clamped to bond. During a period from the first molding step to completion of the second molding step, the first member, the second member, and the third member are held by insert mold pieces used for molding the members, respectively, in the first molding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromasa Amma, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Toshiaki Hirosawa, Soji Kondo, Takuya Iwano, Noriyasu Nagai
  • Patent number: 10525919
    Abstract: A component for a vehicle comprises two or more first members each formed of a plateable resin and defining a front surface, wherein the front surfaces of the first members (i) are spaced apart from each other such that they appear discontinuous and (ii) collectively correspond to an outer surface of the component, a second member formed of a non-plateable resin and connected to each of the first members and a chrome plating applied to one or more exposed surfaces of each of the first members. A method of manufacturing the component involves utilizing one or more molds and removing a non-plated component comprising the first members and the second member from one of the one or more molds, attaching the non-plated component to a plating rack, such as via a permanent or temporary conductive circuit, and then performing the chrome plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SRG Global Inc.
    Inventors: Rob Frayer, William Doroghazi, Marlon Dean Anderson
  • Patent number: 10513069
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method for molding a liquid supply member by using a first mold and a second mold. The method includes a first molding step of performing injection molding to form a first component part of the liquid supply member and a plurality of component parts of the liquid supply member other than the first component part at different positions from each other, with the first and the second mold closed relative to each other, a contacting step of moving each of the formed plurality of component parts relatively to the first component part to bring the formed first component part into contact with the formed plurality of component parts, with the first and the second mold opened relative to each other, and a second molding step of performing injection molding to join the first component part and the plurality of component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Oikawa, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Mikiya Umeyama, Hiromasa Amma, Takuya Iwano, Satoshi Kimura, Naoko Tsujiuchi, Yasushi Iijima, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: 10513108
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for making multiple three-dimensional objects from multiple solidifiable materials are shown and described. In accordance with the method, the objects are designed with variable removable support heights along the build axis so that each object has an interface between first and second materials that is the same height from the build platform. The technique simplifies the process of producing multiple three-dimensional objects from multiple solidifiable materials which may have different build axis heights of first and second finished object sections so that the sources of solidifiable materials need only be switched once during the building of multiple objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Global Filtration Systems
    Inventor: Ali El-Siblani
  • Patent number: 10507610
    Abstract: A molded component having a thickness reduction feature is provided. The molded component can include an injection molded polymer substrate having a front panel, a side panel, and a corner between and adjoining the front panel and the side panel. The substrate can also have a groove extending along the corner between the front panel and the side panel, the groove having a front panel edge and a side panel edge. The front panel edge and/or side panel edge have a dentil profile edge, the dentil profile edge reducing an effective thickness of the corner and thus providing increased or controlled cooling of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Warren Penner, Kerry Scott Zellner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10485915
    Abstract: A filter for blood or the like provides for concentric filtration tubes of flexible permeable filtration material held concentrically for flow in parallel through the filtration material of the filtration tubes. Manufacture of the filter may in-mold support rings and pillars to flexible filtration media, the lowermost support rings which may then be assembled together and fit into a filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Colm M. Carmody
  • Patent number: 10486412
    Abstract: A 3D bio-printer capable of detecting cell activity is provided. The 3D bio-printer includes an upper PC and a lower 3D printer. A conveying hose is connected to a printhead base of the printer, and a temperature controller is connected to the conveying hose. A printhead controller is connected to the other end of the conveying hose, a printhead is connected to the bottom of the printhead controller, and a main control cabinet controls the printhead to work via a signal generator. A prototyping table is provided under the printhead and is connected with a cell activity detecting device for detecting activity of a printed product. Cell activity can be detected in the process of printing, which ensures that the printed biological tissues maintain biological activity. It can supply multi-biological raw materials and realize multi-biological material printing, which ensures an environment suitable for biological material printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYUAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shengbo Sang, Zhongyun Yuan, Hulin Zhang, Aoqun Jian, Kai Zhuo, Xing Guo, Wendong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10486190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing hot melt adhesive (HMA), preferably hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive (HMPSA), having a substantially tack-free coating, wherein said HMA, preferably HMPSA, can be easily handled, packed and transported for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Organik Kimya Sanayi Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Filiz Öztürk, Viktor Benbanaste, Guillermo Perez Lorenzo, Sibel Altinok
  • Patent number: 10479006
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus may include a first mold plate and a second mold plate. The second mold plate may be movable outside an injection molding station defined by these mold plates. The second mold plate may carry parts of type A? and parts of type B? molded at the same time within the injection molding station. A transferring mechanism may carry the second mold plate to removing and assembling stations where molded parts A? are first removed from the second mold plate and next parts A? are positioned relative molded parts B?, where the molded parts B? and A? are finally assembled. Simultaneously other parts A? and B? may be molded at the injection molding station using an additional and identical second mold plate. Depending on the application, molded parts A? and B? may be made of the same or different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OTTO MÄNNER INNOVATION GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Gehring, Ulrich Kaczmarek
  • Patent number: 10479068
    Abstract: There is provided an additive manufacturing system comprising a vertical stage (also known as a z-stage) that moves the object being created along an axis of motion that is not perpendicular to the image plane (non-parallel to the z-axis of the image plane). By moving the build platform, upon which the additively manufactured object is being supported, along a predetermined axis of motion, such as one adapted to the dominant axis of the object design, the additive manufacturing system is capable of making larger objects, shortening build times, improving part resolution, and/or reducing the volume of photocurable material needed, among other benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Dunne, Peter Scott Turner, Seth Astle
  • Patent number: 10479001
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spherical receiving device for receiving at least one rotational mold, which is configured and intended to be driven to rotate in a rotational device by means of a drive wheel rolling on the outer side of the spherical receiving device. The spherical receiving device is distinguished by the fact that it has at least one guiding device which causes a drive wheel rolling on the outer side of the spherical receiving device to follow a predetermined rolling path on the outer side of the spherical receiving device. The invention also relates to a rotational device which has such a spherical receiving device and a drive wheel which is driven by means of a drive motor, said drive wheel rolling on the outer side of the spherical receiving device and driving the spherical receiving device to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Roto Evolution GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Naumann
  • Patent number: 10449754
    Abstract: Wrinkling of a contoured composite laminate part during forming to contour is reduced by using laminate plies having off-angle reinforcing fibers that provide the part with primary axial strength along a major axis of loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Adriana Willempje Blom-Schieber
  • Patent number: 10427339
    Abstract: A mold for injection molding includes a design-surface-side mold which is capable of forming a design surface of a resin molded product and a non-design-surface-side mold which is capable of forming a mold cavity with the design-surface-side mold. A convex portion is provided in any one of the design-surface-side mold and the non-design-surface-side mold so as to protrude toward the other one. The mold for injection molding is configured to be capable of switching a first mold closing state in which the convex portion is present from any one of the design-surface-side mold and the non-design-surface-side mold over the other one and a second mold closing state in which the convex portion is not present from any one of the design-surface-side mold and the non-design-surface-side mold over the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UBE MACHINERY CORPORATION, LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10363694
    Abstract: A method has the steps of forming a lot of potting portions made of a rubber-like elastic material at appropriate intervals in respect of an extending direction of the gasket main body in the one side in the thickness direction in the peripheral edge portion of the plate in such a manner as to be positioned in a forming area of the gasket main body, next, pinching a portion constructed by the peripheral edge portion of the plate and the potting portion between inner surfaces of a gasket forming cavity of the metal mold and bringing the other side in the thickness direction of the peripheral edge portion into close contact with the one inner surface of the cavity by positioning and arranging the plate within the metal mold and clamping the mold, and filling a liquid rubber material into the cavity and curing the liquid rubber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10315247
    Abstract: In molten metal jetting, where droplets of metal are jetted to 3D print a part, each layer may be traversed each successive layer with a normalizing grinding wheel or other leveling device such as a layer to level each successive layer, and/or the melt reservoir or printing chamber may be filled with an anoxic gas mix to prevent oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MARKFORGED, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Thomas Mark
  • Patent number: 10315408
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes: a build enclosure having an upper platform defining a planar worksurface and an inner side wall extending downwardly from the upper platform, the inner side wall defining a build chamber; an actuator in sealing engagement with the inner side wall and configured to move vertically along the inner side wall; and a build platform releasably secured to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David Richard Barnhart
  • Patent number: 10293594
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a composite object with a computer-controlled apparatus, and the apparatus therefor. The comprises a reservoir containing liquid, curable first material, means to selectively solidify the first material and means to selectively deposit a second material. The method involves the steps of selectively depositing portions of the second material, and selectively solidifying portions of the first material, such that the solidified portions of the first material and the deposited portions of the second material form the composite object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LAING O'ROURKE AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: James Bruce Gardiner
  • Patent number: 10264770
    Abstract: A powder scented fishing lure has a substantially uniform dispersion of scent powder throughout the body of the lure. The scent powder is a screened scent powder having no particles greater than about 400 microns. The powder scented fishing lure has a prolonged release of the scent during use and has no substantial reduction in mechanical durability as a result of the addition of the scent powder. The powder scented fishing lure may be in any suitable shape, size and color and enables unique attractant properties over conventional plastic fishing lures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Reel Scents, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Morales
  • Patent number: 10245768
    Abstract: A method for forming a component exhibiting a sealed interior, including providing first and second mold halves, foaming first and second half shells of material within cavities defined within each of the mold halves, and upon mating the mold halves together in a first closed mold configuration. The mold halves are reopened, with at least one of the shells being subsequently reoriented such that the first and second half shells are arrayed in opposing fashion with perimeter extending edges of each half shell arranged in contact with one another. Additional steps include reclosing the mold halves and subsequently forming a second perimeter extending material in contact with the contacting perimeter extending edges in order to bond the half shells together, upon which the mold halves are reopened and a completed component removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne Bland
  • Patent number: 10245769
    Abstract: A mold assembly for forming a component exhibiting a sealed interior, including providing first and second mold halves, forming first and second half shells of material within cavities defined within each of the mold halves, and upon mating the mold halves together in a first closed mold configuration. The mold halves are reopened, with at least one of the shells being subsequently reoriented such that the first and second half shells are arrayed in opposing fashion with perimeter extending edges of each half shell arranged in contact with one another. Additional steps include reclosing the mold halves and subsequently forming a second perimeter extending material in contact with the contacting perimeter extending edges in order to bond the half shells together, upon which the mold halves are reopened and a completed component removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne Bland
  • Patent number: 10236233
    Abstract: Embodiments of heat spreaders with integrated preforms, and related devices and methods, are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a heat spreader may include: a frame formed of a metal material, wherein the metal material is a zinc alloy or an aluminum alloy; a preform secured in the frame, wherein the preform has a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the metal material; and a recess having at least one sidewall formed by the frame. The metal material may have an equiaxed grain structure. In some embodiments, the equiaxed grain structure may be formed by squeeze-casting or rheocasting the metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aravindha R. Antoniswamy, Thomas J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 10213944
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for co-extruding multiple polymeric material flow streams into a mold cavity to produce a molded plastic article. At least one interior core stream of a first polymeric material is surrounded by inner and outer streams of at least one other polymeric material. The interior core stream serves as an interior layer of a resultant molded plastic article while the inner and outer streams serve as inner and outer layers, respectively, of the resultant plastic article. The interior core stream is selectively directed to flow into or past a downstream branch channel in a mold cavity. The downstream branch channel branches from a primary channel in the mold cavity at a branch junction. The branch channel defines a protrusion portion of the resultant molded plastic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MILACRON LLC
    Inventor: Paul M. Swenson
  • Patent number: 10166726
    Abstract: A method and device for producing a three-dimensional component by in-bath additive manufacturing comprising a bath (12) of a first fluid component and a nozzle (15) for dispensing a second fluid component. In use the nozzle is moved in the bath, and the fluid components react to produce said component. The second fluid component may be varied to change the visual and/or physical properties of the component. A computer (24) contains a digital record to control respective position of the nozzle and the bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FRIPP DESIGN LIMITED
    Inventors: Tom Fripp, Neil Frewer, Lewis Green
  • Patent number: 10124530
    Abstract: Materials for use in 3D printing comprising a color shift pigment that change colors when viewed at different angles. More specifically, the materials comprise a color shift pigment being a silicon oxide core with metal oxide shell disposed thereon and a polymeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jin Wu
  • Patent number: 10118377
    Abstract: A stereolithography system comprises an emitting device and a tank disposed above the emitting device. The tank has a first optically transparent bottom wall and a second optically transparent bottom wall with a space disposed therebetween. There is a linear stage that extends away from the tank and a carrier platform is moveable along the linear stage away from the tank. There is also a wettable material at a bottom wall of the tank within the tank. A fluid cooling system is in fluid communication the space disposed between the first optically transparent bottom wall of the tank and the second optically transparent bottom wall of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Forcast Research & Development Corp.
    Inventor: Diego Castanon
  • Patent number: 10119226
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for manufacturing multilayer felt to improve NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) of a vehicle may include supplying first chip felt between an upper mold and a lower mold, and simultaneously, firstly adsorbing the first chip felt on a bottom surface of the upper mold by vacuum pressure applied to vacuum suction gates of the upper mold, supplying second chip felt between the upper mold and the lower mold, and simultaneously, secondly adsorbing the second chip felt on a surface of the first chip felt by vacuum pressure applied to the vacuum suction gates of the upper mold, to stack the second chip felt on the first chip felt, pressing the first chip felt and the second chip felt, which are stacked on each other, using a press molding operation of the upper mold and the lower mold, and forming a multilayer felt product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Tae Oh Moon, Dae Ik Jung
  • Patent number: 10106107
    Abstract: A peripheral wall includes a first peripheral wall edge portion and a second peripheral wall edge portion, which are disposed on a case member bottom surface so as to be distant from each other. A connector member main unit is disposed in a space between the first and second peripheral wall edge portions. A peripheral wall groove, which is open toward the connector member main unit, is disposed in each of the first and second peripheral wall edge portions. A bottom surface of the peripheral wall groove is inclined with respect to the case member bottom surface. A base plate groove is disposed on the bottom surface of the case member. A seal material is filled into the space formed between each of an inner surface of the peripheral wall groove and an inner surface of the base plate groove, and the connector member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Saki, Hideya Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10099418
    Abstract: Filament winding or another technique can be used to create composite parts having various layers of pigmented fibers. The composite parts can then be milled to form one or more flat surfaces on the composite part. Due to the layering of pigmented fibers, the flat surfaces can have a pattern that resembles wood grain or another pattern. These milled composite parts can then be used as components for furniture or other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Randall J. Philpot, Dane R. Philpot
  • Patent number: 10065367
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include the formation of an article of manufacture by a process in which vibrations are generated in a bulk material disposed within a build chamber. The vibrations are focused within a section of the base material, and the focusing is controlled to cause the section of the base material to undergo a physical transformation to form at least a portion of the article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventor: Alfred E. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10059046
    Abstract: A process for making a multi-component hollow housing comprises injecting a first plastic material into a first mold cavity and causing it to solidify to form a first component, whereby the first plastic material shrinks lengthwise; injecting a second plastic material into a second mold cavity having the first component transferred thereto and causing the second plastic component to solidify to form a second component, the second component comprising a tolerance-elimination element that is longitudinally attached to the first component at one of the ends thereof, wherein a length of the shrunk first component is at least ten times greater than a length of the tolerance-elimination element, and wherein an absolute lengthwise shrinkage of the second plastic material forming the tolerance-elimination element is at least ten times smaller than the lengthwise shrinkage of the first plastic material; at least partially overmolding an intermediate part comprising the first and second component with a third plastic m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BRAUN GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Kunz, Werner Huebscher, Kris Lueckel, Sven Schäfer, Stefan Gehard Triebig
  • Patent number: 10046495
    Abstract: In a three-plate injection-molding machine comprising a nozzle plate, a movable second mold clamping plate, a movable end plate, a closing unit that acts between the end plate and the second mold clamping plate, and a turning unit arranged between the nozzle plate and the second mold clamping plate, rails extend between the nozzle plate and the end plate. The mold-half carrier of the turning unit is supported on a support structure so that it can be rotated about an axis transverse to the machine axis, which support structure forms the abutment for the mold-half carrier rotary drive. The weight of the support structure and mold-half carrier of the turning unit is transferred into the machine bed by means of linear guides, and a substantial part of the reaction torque applied to the support structure is transferred to one of the rails by means of one supporting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ferromatik Milacron GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Zipse, Thorsten Thümen
  • Patent number: 10022889
    Abstract: A feedstock material for use as a support material in an additive manufacturing system includes a pre-ceramic material in powder form. The preceramic material comprises calcium carbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium aluminate or combinations thereof. The feedstock material includes a thermoplastic binder having the pre-ceramic material dispersed therein, wherein the pre-ceramic material and the thermoplastic binder are in a filament form. The filament is configured to be melted and extruded to form a support structure for a ceramifable article in a layer by layer manner, wherein the pre-ceramic material is at least about 50% of the feedstock material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Demuth, Adam R. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 9987778
    Abstract: An injection molded product formed from an inner layer, or substrate, to which an aesthetic IMD layer is bonded during a first injection molding process, leaving a portion of the substrate exposed about the perimeter(s) of the substrate. A transparent outer layer, or overmold, is then injection molded over the top of the IMD layer and substrate, bonding substantially to the IMD layer and to the substrate where it remains exposed following the first injection molding. The process of forming a product through the disclosed two-step injection molding process creates a customizable, aesthetic product with an aesthetic IMD layer completely encapsulated between the substrate and a clear overmold in such a way to protect the IMD layer from the environment in which the product is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy P. Curnutt
  • Patent number: 9981407
    Abstract: A preform including a preform neck; a preform body extending from the neck; and a preform end cap extending from the preform body; wherein the body and end cap have: an inner layer having an inner layer inner surface and an inner layer outer surface; an outer layer having an outer layer inner surface and an outer layer outer surface; wherein the inner layer is positioned interior to the outer layer, characterized in that outer layer in the end cap have an interlock, wherein the interlock includes a stem and a head extending from the stem, the interlock being connected to the outer layer inner surface by the stem, such that the inner layer and outer layer are connected in the end cap by the interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stefaan Ghislain Edgar Claire Pijls
  • Patent number: 9943998
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Bericap
    Inventor: Anne-Cécile Ropelé
  • Patent number: 9945163
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle apparatus is disclosed that generally includes a structural core and an outer layer. The structural core has an outer surface, a base portion, and a handle portion that extends from the base portion. The outer layer extends about and covers the outer surface of at least the handle portion of the structural core. The structural core is made of a first material that contains an engineering thermoplastic and glass fibers for reinforcement. The outer layer is made of a second material that contains the engineering thermoplastic and a milled material to give the outer layer a metallic surface finish. Non-limiting examples of the engineering thermoplastic are polyoxymethylene and polybutylene terephthalate. A method is also disclosed for producing an injection molded component having a metallic surface finish such as the disclosed vehicle door handle apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Steven J Schurig, Stephen J Eynon, Danillo F Tesolin