To Unite Independent Contacting Preforms Patents (Class 264/263)
  • Patent number: 10301823
    Abstract: Frame supported panels with an increased load carrying capacity derived from inducing newly discovered conditions on panels made from weaker, lighter and thinner materials. The fixed/continuous/dropped condition can increase a panel's load capacity many times based on the panel's interaction with frame members. This enables foam panels, for example, to be used in structural applications. It also enables polyurethane foam with any cladding to provide a comprehensive, structural building panel that provides a finished exterior, continuous and cavity insulation, an air, moisture and vapor barrier and increased uplift resistance while eliminating condensation and thermal expansion/contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Robert Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 10093051
    Abstract: Methods of joining members, forming molded portions with members, securing inserts with members, and joined members, such as for a frame or a frame for a fenestration unit, formed thereby, are disclosed. One embodiment of the method includes placing a first member with a first cavity in a joining position, placing a second member proximate the first cavity of the first member in the joining position, injecting a resin into the first cavity, allowing the resin to solidify at least partially to join the first member and second member to form a joined member, and removing the joined member from the joining position. Optionally, the joined member can be formed in a fixture, can include molded portions formed by the resin, and/or can include inserts held in place by the resin. Further, members without cavities can form a cavity that can receive the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Eggert, Dale Thompson, Paul Machacek, James T. Weglewski, Bryan Kendall, Troy Rubenzer
  • Patent number: 10016011
    Abstract: Port-injection footwear is provided. In one example, port-injection footwear is provided including a footwear-structure bag encompassing an injected foam. In some examples, the footwear-structure bag may form an integrated footwear component. The port-injection footwear further may include a foam barrier disposed adjacent to the footwear-structure bag to retain the injected foam within the bag during injection. An outsole may be directly coupled to the footwear-structure bag forming a base of the footwear article. In other examples, the port-injection footwear may include a footwear-structure bag having an injection port, an injected foam retained in the footwear-structure bag, where the injected foam was injected through the injection port, and a port cap positioned at the injection port of the footwear-structure bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Fuerst Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tawney, Carina Hamel, Rory Fuerst, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9987595
    Abstract: Disclosed is a header which can prevent a fixing layer for fixing the filtration membrane in the header from being detached from the header and a filtration membrane module comprising the same. A filtration membrane module of the present invention comprises a filtration membrane, a header comprising a case having an opening at an upper part thereof and a partition dividing an inner space of the case into a first space for insertion of the filtration membrane and a second space for fixing the filtration membrane, and a fixing layer. The filtration membrane is potted in the fixing layer which, together with the case, forms a filtrate collecting space in the first space. The partition has a through-hole. The fixing layer exists in at least a portion of the first space, in the second space, and in the through-hole of the partition as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Heewan Moon
  • Patent number: 9975286
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite material made ornament by using a mould assembly only involves: positioning of the fastener in the first mould, positioning of the composite material layers in the second mould, and then closing the mould assembly, injecting glue and drying, then obtaining a composite material made ornament. The glue injecting process enables the glue to be fully penetrated into the composite material layers to connect the composite material layer and the fastener, and to form the connecting portion at the same time, which not only improves the manufacturing efficiency, but also enhances the structure strength and quality of the product of the present invention. Furthermore, the composite material made ornament is fixed to the fixing member by the fastener, without the problem that the glue is likely to be aged or degraded, causing peeling off of the carbon fiber composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Ching-Long Ong
  • Patent number: 9976596
    Abstract: The invention provides a ring for a bearing. The invention further provides an inner ring, an outer ring and the bearing. The ring includes a raceway ring being a hardened steel metal ring providing a raceway surface configured and constructed for guiding rolling elements of the bearing. The ring further provides printed material bonded to the steel of the raceway ring. The printed material being material printed via an additive manufacturing process. The printed material may be used to customize a shape of the ring, for example, of the inner ring or the outer ring of the bearing, thus allowing flexible customization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Philipp Krebs, Sebastian Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9919499
    Abstract: Frame supported panels with an increased load carrying capacity derived from inducing newly discovered conditions on panels made from weaker, lighter and thinner materials. The fixed/continuous/dropped condition can increase a panel's load capacity many times based on the panel's interaction with frame members. This enables foam panels, for example, to be used in structural applications. It also enables polyurethane foam with any cladding to provide a comprehensive, structural building panel that provides a finished exterior, continuous and cavity insulation, an air, moisture and vapor barrier and increased uplift resistance while eliminating condensation and thermal expansion/contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth Robert Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 9724883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a tubular hollow body (1) with at least three pipe openings, partly or completely consisting of plastics material. It is provided that a lost core pipe (9), which has a connection opening (13, 14) on each of its ends and has at least one docking opening (11) along its length, is produced, that the core pipe (9) is introduced into a cavity of a mold, with two non-lost core pieces (17, 18) being arranged with one of their ends (3, 4) respectively against the connection openings (13, 14) in a sealing manner and a non-lost core part (19) being arranged with one end against the docking opening (11) in a sealing manner, in that plastics material (25) is then introduced into the mold cavity to encapsulate the core pipe (9), the core pieces (17, 18) and the core part (19) and that, once the plastics material (25) has cured, the core pieces (17, 18) and the core part (19) are withdrawn from the hollow body (1) created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Georg Fischer JRG AG
    Inventors: Erasmo Porfido, Peter Heer, Markus Breyer
  • Patent number: 9523195
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a halogen free wall system is described. The wall system includes wall studs that are coupled together to form a frame and polyisocyanurate insulation boards that are positioned on an exterior side of the frame to form an exterior wall. The polyisocyanurate foam boards include a polyisocyanurate core having a halogen free fire retardant. Wall boards are attached to an interior side of the frame to form an interior wall. The wall boards are free of a halogenated fire retardant. The wall studs, polyisocyanurate foam boards, and wall board define a plurality of wall cavities within which an insulation material is positioned. The insulation material is free of a halogenated fire retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Malay Nandi, Lance Wang, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 9431883
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a laminated core, having a laminated core body 10a formed by laminating plural core sheets 11 and having magnet insertion holes 13, 14 with openings 17, 18 opening to a inner space 15 or an external side, inserting and resin-sealing permanent magnets 20, 21 in the magnet insertion holes 13, 14, with the openings 17, 18 blocked by a blocking member 23, the method including: temporarily connecting blocking member pieces 32 to be the blocking member 23 in each of the core sheets 11 and removing the blocking member 23 with the laminated core body 10a resin-sealed. By this, without a special blocking member, the permanent magnets 20, 21 are resin-sealed while the magnet insertion holes 13, 14, parts of which have the openings 17, 18, are blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubayashi, Akira Nagai, Go Kato
  • Patent number: 9331448
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module including a leadframe assembly and a dielectric frame overmolded on the leadframe assembly. The leadframe assembly includes a primary leadframe having signal conductors with transition contacts encased in the dielectric frame. At least some of the signal conductors have mating contacts extending from corresponding transition contacts configured to be electrically connected to corresponding signal contacts of a mating connector. The leadframe assembly includes a secondary leadframe is mechanically and electrically connected to the primary leadframe. The secondary leadframe has mounting segments connected to corresponding signal conductors of the primary leadframe. The secondary leadframe has mating contacts extending from corresponding mounting segments configured to be electrically connected to corresponding signal contacts of the mating connector. The secondary leadframe may be welded to the primary leadframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: James Myoungsoo Jeon, Chad William Morgan, Craig Warren Hornung, Michael Joseph Vino, IV
  • Patent number: 9079339
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first mold part suitable for receiving an object, a die arrangement arranged for surrounding a zone of the object and a second mold part cooperating with the die arrangement and with the first mold part in order to compression-mold plastics on the object in the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Cooperativa
    Inventors: Fabrizio Pucci, Fiorenzo Parrinello, Alessandro Balboni, Mats Qvarford
  • Patent number: 9044773
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid onto a substrate that is movable relative to the device. The device includes a basic body that has a fluid supply channel which is connectable to a fluid source. A slotted nozzle assembly communicates with the fluid supply channel. The slotted nozzle assembly is formed on or attached to the basic body and has a slot-shaped discharge opening for dispensing the fluid. A fluid valve selectively interrupts or releases the fluid stream. The basic body and/or the slotted nozzle assembly have a plurality of segments which are situated adjacent to each other in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the slot-shaped discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Pek
  • Publication number: 20150130110
    Abstract: Fit and finish methods using shape memory polymers (“SMP”) are disclosed herein. In an example of the fit and finish method, a first part and a second part are positioned adjacent to one another such that a shape memory polymer in a temporary shape is adjacent to a gap between the first part and the second part. The SMP is heated to a switching temperature of the SMP, which causes the SMP to initiate conversion to a permanent shape so that the SMP extends into the gap to close the gap between the first part and the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Alan L. Browne, Nancy L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150108682
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection molding process to make a sealing surface about a periphery of a filter cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Theresa M. Spear
  • Patent number: 9011745
    Abstract: It is an object to stably provide a thin-walled flexible medical tube having excellent kink resistance and tensile strength by a simple manufacturing method. The object is achieved by a method for manufacturing a medical tube that includes a coil layer on an inside of an outer layer tube made of a resin, and the method includes inserting the coil layer into the outer layer tube and heating the outer layer tube at a molding temperature lower than a melting point of the outer layer tube, thereby bringing the outer layer tube into contact with the coil layer to slidably fix the outer layer tube onto the coil layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tahara, Akitoshi Sakata
  • Patent number: 9005505
    Abstract: Device for identifying articles such as animals, comprising a male part and a female part, which male part comprises an arrow-shaped element and which female part is provided with a passage with a front end and a rear end, wherein the arrow-shaped element can be inserted into the passage along the front end, wherein the passage is provided close to the front end with at least one protruding element, and wherein the passage is partly closed close to the rear end by a closing part, wherein the partly closed passage, including the protruding element, are manufactured integrally from a hard material; method for manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Allflex Europe SAS
    Inventors: Antoon van Wijk, Bart Louis Maria Verlinden
  • Patent number: 9005493
    Abstract: A 3-d stereoscopic viewing lens which the retarder film is made of a PVA film. A 3-D stereoscopic viewing lens having a linear polarized film, one or more lens substrate layers, and an epoxy layer. A process of making retarder film including mounting a PVA film to an assembly line; wetting, cleaning, and washing the PVA film through said assembly line; softening, expanding and stretching the PVA film's x-axis through said assembly line; adding gap filling agent to the PVA film; stretching the PVA film's y-axis through a width frame holder and as a result transforming the PVA film into a retarder film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Wen-Yi Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150096365
    Abstract: A pair of half hollow members are mated to each other at mating surfaces to form a resin filling space between the mating surfaces. The resin filling space is charged with melting resin, and the melting resin is solidified. Each of the mating surface has a groove. The groove has a bottom surface in which a hole opens. The groove and the hole form the resin filling space between the mating surfaces when the half hollow members are mated to each other. A wall surface of the groove and an inner circumferential periphery of the hole are equipped with a melting projection, which are configured to be melted with heat of the melting resin and to be solidified with the melting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Ooga, Akiyuki Sudou
  • Publication number: 20150068435
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to trays typically comprising a composite internal structure, a thermoplastic frame typically located about the composite internal structure, and two cover sheets forming the upper and lower tray surfaces. The composite internal structure may be a corrugated composite structure in some embodiments. In other embodiments, the composite internal structure may comprise a series of composite elements (which might act a beams or struts). The cover sheets may comprise thermoplastic material, and in some embodiments, the cover sheets may comprise composite material (for example the same as for the corrugated composite structure). In some exemplary embodiments, the thermoplastic frame and the composite internal structure may have the same thermoplastic material, and they may be joined together to have a plurality of homogeneous connective attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Reliant Worldwide Plastics, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Maslakow
  • Publication number: 20150054196
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated rotor core comprises a first step of positioning and mounting a laminated core body 14 on a mounting table 17 of a carrying tray 16, a second step of positioning and arranging the laminated core body 14 mounted on a mounting table 17 on a lower die 28, the laminated core body 14 having permanent magnets 15 inserted into respective magnet insertion holes 11 and 12, and clamping the laminated core body 14 mounted on the mounting table 17 by an upper die 29 and a lower die 28, and a third step of pushing resin out of resin reservoir pots 42 provided in the lower die 28 and filling the respective corresponding magnet insertion holes 11 and 12 of the laminated core body 14 with the resin through resin passages 43 formed in the mounting table 17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsui High-tec, INC.
    Inventors: Hisatomo Ishimatsu, Hirotoshi Mabu, Yoshiaki Yamamoto, Iwao Myojin
  • Publication number: 20150050446
    Abstract: A sandwich component (10) having a honeycomb core layer (4) and at least one fibre-reinforced thermoplastic outer layer (3) and the corresponding production method. The outer layer (3) is connected to the honeycomb core layer (4) by a thermoplastic material. At least one side of the sandwich component (10 has a decorative layer (1,1?), which is arranged on the outer layer (3). The sandwich component (10) furthermore has at least one foam layer (2), which is arranged between the outer layer (3) and the decorative layer (1,1?), and which is connected to the outer layer (3) and the decorative layer (1,1?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Benno Stamp, Tobias Blumenstock, Roman Wittig
  • Publication number: 20150042011
    Abstract: A positioning structure of an object to be coated and its manufacturing method in the present invention is first to have a supporting-positioning member with projections provided at the outer surface of the object to be coated, a restricting-positioning ring mounted at the boundary of a coating range and an induction-identification device installed within the coating range. Then, the object to be coated is positioned in the male mold of a shaping mold and an in-mold shaping label is in advance set in the female mold of the shaping mold and lastly, the male mold and the female mold are combined together and fluid thermal plastic is poured into the shaping mold. Thus, the object to be coated and the outer surface of the induction-identification device can be completely coated with a plastic layer and simultaneously, the plastic layer will be integrally formed with the in-mold shaping label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SUPREME TECHNIC PACKAGE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHENG-CHANG HUANG
  • Publication number: 20150042218
    Abstract: There is disclosed a housing for electronic devices. The housing is assembled from several components (if 2). The components form a continuous closed section gasket channel (4, 9) there between. A suitable fluid is injected into said channel to form a gasket between the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BERGE SOLUTIONS AS
    Inventor: Thor Berge Mevatne
  • Publication number: 20150044960
    Abstract: A composite molded body includes a main portion formed of resin, a ventilation channel configured within the main portion, a gas permeable membrane, and two inserted members embedded in the main portion. The ventilation channel has a first ventilation path P1 extending in a direction intersecting the gas permeable membrane and has an opening end leading to the external air, and a second ventilation path extending in a direction different from the direction in which the first ventilation path extends and having an opening end leading to the internal space of the casing. The inserted member forms a portion of the second ventilation path and has a membrane supporting portion formed with a through hole. The through hole constitutes a portion of the first ventilation path, and communicates with the internal space of the casing via the second ventilation path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: TOKAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Hara
  • Patent number: 8951458
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for displacing an object in a solid system involving the following steps: placing the object in a matrix which is solid at a first temperature and capable of softening due to the effect of a temperature increase; if necessary, increasing the temperature until the matrix softens; applying an external action to the object so as to move it inside the matrix; lowering the temperature until the matrix solidifies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Mohammed Benwadih, Jacqueline Bablet, Philippe Coronel
  • Patent number: 8945448
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for the delivery of substances to, or the sampling of substances from, a patient using a portable and preferably implantable device. The substances introduced to and/or taken from the patient are preferably fluidic and are driven by a miniature pump, such as a microimpedance pump. A number of design variations are explicitly and implicitly described, such as the use of multiple pumps and multiple reservoirs for containing medicaments. Methods of manufacture of these systems and devices are also described, for instance, using molding, micromachining, or lithographic processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Derek Rinderknecht, Hasham Azizgolshani, Mortez Gharib
  • 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: 20150008717
    Abstract: The invention is a chair or seat in general, comprising at least one hull (P) obtained through injection moulding or injection-compression moulding of the plastic material (P1) in moulds (S) having the shape of said hull (P) to be obtained, and wherein said layer of covering material (M) has been positioned so that it adheres to part of said mould (5) before the injection of the plastic material (P1), so that said layer of covering material (M) is visible and adheres to the surface of said plastic hull (P) or part directly moulded on the covering layer (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: IVOPLAST Srl
    Inventor: Gianfranco CERON
  • Patent number: 8926886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fabrication of multichannel nerve conduits for use in the repair of nerve injury. In particular, the invention relates to collagen multichannel nerve conduits which are suitable for use in repair of peripheral nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Abhay Pandit, Li Yao, Anthony Windebank
  • Publication number: 20140374247
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an edge protector for a cathode plate includes inserting a first retention plate into a slit in a first edge strip, proximate an end of the first edge strip. The first retention plate is also inserted into a slit in a second edge strip, proximate a first end of the second edge strip. Additionally, the first retention plate is inserted into a gap of a first plug, such that the first plug abuts both the end of the first edge strip and the first end of the second edge strip. A corner cap is then overmolded on the end of the first edge strip, the first plug, and the first end of the second edge strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: CLIM-A-TECH INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Scott RINGHAND
  • Patent number: 8911656
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a composite fan inlet housing are disclosed. The methods include inserting a first piece of composite material and a second piece of composite material into a molding tool, inserting an inflatable bladder between the first piece and the second piece, and pressurizing the inflatable bladder to a curing pressure for a length of time sufficient to allow the first piece and second piece to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Doddman, Robert Saunders Murray
  • Publication number: 20140363220
    Abstract: A connection between two components and a method for connecting two components. The two components have plug-together portions with profiles which can be plugged into one another, the plug-together portions of the two components being plugged into one another in an overlapping region, and a winding region of the two components which at least partially coincides with the overlapping region being wound around by a winding of fiber-reinforced plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Auer, Wolfgang Dietz, Christoph Krammer, Andrea Pretzler
  • Patent number: 8901716
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a technique to provide a dielectric film material with controllable coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). A first compound containing a first liquid crystalline component is formed. The first compound is cast into a first film. The first film is oriented in an magnetic or electromagnetic field in a first direction. The first film is cured at a first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: James C. Matayabas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140346845
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a wheel (1) which comprises a rim (4) and a thereto connected spoke structure (3) made out of fiber reinforced plastic material. An insert (2) is embedded in the fiber reinforced material at the center of the spoke structure (3). The insert (2) protrudes in at least one region above the surface of the fiber reinforced plastic material (16) forming at least one contact area (10, 14, 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Christoph Renner
  • Publication number: 20140345777
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a tire bead core assembly having a bead core and a bead filler. The method comprises the step of placing a bead core in the compression mould. The method also comprises the step of placing a bead filler intermediate in the compression mould. Further, the method comprises the step of pressing the bead filler intermediate onto the bead core using the compression mould. It is noted that the step of pressing the bead filler intermediate onto the bead core may comprise the step of transforming the bead filler intermediate into a bead filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Wilhelmus Franke
  • Publication number: 20140345392
    Abstract: A yoke unit includes a first yoke, a second yoke, and a resin section. The first yoke includes multiple first magnetic pole teeth. The second yoke includes multiple second magnetic pole teeth. The first magnetic pole teeth and the second magnetic pole teeth are arranged alternately. The resin section makes the yokes integral with each other. The resin section includes a recessed part formed in an inner surface of the resin section. The recessed part is arranged between the first magnetic pole tooth and the second magnetic pole tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsui, Fumihiko Mizutani, Kunio Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8883061
    Abstract: A method for forming a cover assembly on an electrical power transmission cable includes: mounting a tubular cover member around the cable such that a portion of the cover member defines a cavity surrounding the cable; providing a flowable electrical stress grading material in the cavity; and applying a vacuum to the cavity to evacuate air from the cavity and compact the electrical stress grading material in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Raychem GmbH
    Inventor: Ladislaus Kehl
  • Patent number: 8871127
    Abstract: There is provided a production method that is capable of producing a high-strength fiber-reinforced resin member, wherein the desired orientation is ensured for continuous fibers forming a continuous fiber-reinforced member, as a result of which an appropriate part thereof is reinforced with a continuous fiber-reinforced member that possesses desired physical properties (tensile strength, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8871122
    Abstract: A method facilitates fabricating a cellular cushion. The method comprises injecting material into a mold in an injection molding process to form a cushion first layer that includes a plurality of hollow cells that extend outward from the base and are each coupled together in flow communication, coupling a second layer to the first layer, and coupling an injection stem in flow communication to the plurality of hollow cells to enable an operating pressure within the cells to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Star Cushion Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Gerard Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140312530
    Abstract: A method for forming a laminated photovoltaic structure includes providing a sheet of transparent material having light concentrating features, disposing adhesive material adjacent to the sheet of transparent material, disposing photovoltaic strips adjacent to the adhesive material, wherein the photovoltaic strips are positioned relative to the sheet of transparent material in response to exitant light characteristics of the light concentrating features, wherein photovoltaic strips are coupled via associated bus bars, wherein gap regions are located between bus bars of neighboring photovoltaic strips, disposing a rigid layer of material adjacent to the photovoltaic strips to form a composite photovoltaic structure; and thereafter laminating the composite photovoltaic structure to fill the gap regions with adhesive material and to form the laminated photovoltaic structure, wherein adhesive material adheres to the bus bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Abhay MAHESHWARI, Raghunandan CHAWARE
  • Publication number: 20140312529
    Abstract: A process and form for casting a concrete light pole base having a decorative upper portion with a configuration for mounting a light pole. The form includes a base having an opening in which a resilient insert is positioned. The insert has openings for holding threaded ends of mounting bolts and for positioning wiring conduits. Ends of the bolts extend from the insert into the mold cavity. Different inserts may be used to accommodate different light pole mounting specifications. A first form section for shaping a decorative upper portion of the light pole base is positioned on the base, and forms for shaping the cylindrical lower end of the light pole base are secured above the first form section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Redi-Rock International, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin R. Manthei
  • Publication number: 20140296951
    Abstract: The neural interface system of the preferred embodiments includes an electrode array having a plurality of electrode sites and a carrier that supports the electrode array. The electrode array is coupled to the carrier such that the electrode sites are arranged both circumferentially around the carrier and axially along the carrier. A group of the electrode sites may be simultaneously activated to create an activation pattern. The system of the preferred embodiment is preferably designed for deep brain stimulation, and, more specifically, for deep brain stimulation with fine electrode site positioning, selectivity, tunability, and precise activation patterning. The system of the preferred embodiments, however, may be alternatively used in any suitable environment (such as the spinal cord, peripheral nerve, muscle, or any other suitable anatomical location) and for any suitable reason.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAPIENS STEERING BRAIN STIMULATION B.V.
    Inventors: Rio J. Vetter, Daryl R. Kipke, David Pellinen, David J. Anderson, Jamille Farraye Hetke
  • Publication number: 20140261229
    Abstract: An improved method of forming a structure out of a polymer such as TPR includes forming a body that is molded to include at least a portion of a connector, interconnecting the portion of the connector with a cooperative other portion of the connector, and overmolding the connected portions of the connector with a polymeric material to retain the connector in its connected configuration. This enables, for example, a link of a chain to be formed from an elongated body having at its ends cooperable connector portions that are connectable together to form a ring-like structure which is substantially continuous about its longitudinal extent. The connector is then overmolded with a polymeric material, which may be the same material from which the elongated body is formed or another material, in order to retain the portions of the connector in the connected configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeng Yi Bao, Jack William Renforth
  • Patent number: 8834768
    Abstract: A process and a facility for manufacturing foam molded resin articles are provided which facilitate for a secondary material at least partially formed of a synthetic resin to be arranged so as to extend along a curved surface of a mold inner surface, and further to be released from the mold after molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Oota
  • Patent number: 8821778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for encapsulating electrical and/or electronic components in a housing, the components being arranged on a printed circuit or a strip conductor in an assembly. Said assembly is positioned in the housing and is encapsulated with a curing, electrically insulating molding compound. The method according to the invention is characterized by encapsulating preferably in a molding chamber at a pressure below atmospheric pressure and by removing the negative pressure after encapsulation and before curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Hilmar Kraus
  • Patent number: 8809075
    Abstract: The method for filling a liquid material, and the apparatus and the program make it possible, without changing a moving speed of an ejection device, to correct a change in ejection amount and to stabilize an application shape. The method fills a liquid material into a gap between a substrate and a work by using the capillary action. The method includes the steps of: generating an application pattern consisting of a plurality of application areas continuous to one another; assigning a plurality of ejection cycles, each obtained by combining the number of ejection pulses and the number of pause pulses at a predetermined ratio therebetween, to each of the application areas; and measuring an ejection amount at correction intervals and calculating a correction amount for the ejection amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8795569
    Abstract: A gearwheel (1) is provided with an external part (2), an insert (3), and a connecting part (4) for creating a form-fitting connection between the external part (2) and the insert (3), wherein the connecting part (4) is made from a material molded between the external part (2) and the insert (3). A method for manufacturing a gearwheel (1) is provided, in which an external part (2) and an insert (3) are form-fittingly connected to a connecting part (4), wherein the minimum of one such connecting part (4) is molded between the external part (2) and the insert (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: IMS Gear GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Oberle
  • Patent number: 8790487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating a composite part presenting an integral structure of composite material comprising at least one reinforcing layer based on reinforcing fibers, fabrics, or textiles, and at least one impregnation matrix, the method consisting in assembling the integral structure, in placing said integral structure in a mold, in impregnating said integral structure with the impregnation matrix by injection or infusion, and in solidifying said impregnated integral structure by raising it to a determined temperature, the method being characterized in that it consists in: using at least two distinct primary parts for making up the integral structure; placing a thermoplastic sheet on at least one of the primary parts so as to make the interface between said primary parts once they are assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Weimer, Nikolaus Bätge, Hans Luinge, Georg Wachinger, Patricia Parlevliet
  • Patent number: 8790563
    Abstract: A method is presented for stably, highly, and efficiently producing a three-dimensional molded article of a fiber-reinforced composite material having a three-dimensional shape, uniform quality, and free from wrinkles by press molding a plurality of prepregs cut out in a predetermined shape and also to a molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Takano, Kiharu Numata, Akihiro Itou, Masato Taguchi, Junnichi Muramatsu