Preventing Adherence Of Shaped Material To Preform Patents (Class 264/264)
  • Patent number: 10729658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of an abuse-proofed dosage form containing, apart from one or more active ingredients with potential for abuse and optionally physiologically acceptable auxiliary substances, at least one synthetic or natural polymer (C) with a breaking strength of at least 500 N, wherein the formulation mixture is combined with a solvent for the polymer (C) at least in quantities such that the formulation mixture is at least uniformly moistened, the at least moistened composition is optionally divided into sub-portions, dried and shaped to yield the dosage form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GRÜNENTHAL GMBH
    Inventors: Elisabeth Arkenau-Marić, Johannes Bartholomäus
  • Patent number: 10724273
    Abstract: A cabinet security assembly includes a housing that is mountable to a cabinet door such that the housing is positioned within a cabinet when the cabinet door is closed. A light emitter is coupled to the housing and the light emitter emits light outwardly from the housing when the light emitter is turned on. A receiver is coupled to and extends away from the housing. The receiver is comprised of a translucent material to pass light therethrough. The receiver insertably receives a handle of the cabinet door to transfer the light from the light receiver into the handle for ornamental purposes. A lock is movably coupled to the housing and the lock is actuatable into a locking position to engage the cabinet for locking the cabinet door in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Justin Bright
  • Patent number: 10500386
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a microneedle array that does not readily break during puncture and thereby improves the reliability of puncturing, the microneedle array being capable of administering the desired amount of the target substance; and a microneedle manufacturing method for manufacturing a microneedle array of such description. To achieve the above purpose, the invention is characterized in being provided with: a substrate; a plurality of microneedle base sections formed integrally in a protruding manner on the substrate; and microneedle end sections installed at the ends of the microneedle base sections to form microneedles and provided with in vivo solubility or biodegradability, the microneedle end sections holding the target substance, a recess for admitting the microneedle end sections being provided to the microneedle base sections, and a part of the microneedle end sections being admitted into the recess for admitting the microneedle end sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: ASTI CORPORATION, TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Takuya Tamaru, Noriyuki Ogai, Akifumi Inoue, Sigeru Tomita, Ikuhiko Wada
  • Patent number: 10443264
    Abstract: A digital door lock assembly which includes an exterior assembly is disclosed. The exterior assembly includes a PCB which includes an RF chip for receiving and processing an RF signal, a controller chip for receiving and processing signals output from number keypads, and a regulator supplying an operating voltage to the RF chip and the controller chip, wires which are connected to the RF chip, the controller chip, and the regulator through the PCB, and a housing which has a storage space into which a key lock cylinder including a spindle and first screw holes is inserted, and includes a first hole and second holes that are formed at a bottom of the storage space SS and through which the spindle passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koo Hyun Son
  • Patent number: 9802388
    Abstract: A method of preparing an aluminum alloy resin composite comprises: providing an aluminum alloy substrate having an oxide layer on a surface thereof, wherein the oxide layer has one or more nanopores; forming one or more corrosion pores on an outer surface of the oxide layer by using a corrosion agent, wherein the corrosion agent is at least one selected from a group of ammonia, ammonium salt, hydrazine, hydrazine derivative, and water-soluble amine compound; and injection molding a resin composition to the surface of the aluminum alloy substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: SHENZHEN BYD AUTO R&D COMPANY LIMITED, BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian Sun, Yanqin Wu, Qiang Guo, Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 8999217
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of decorating an element. This method includes the following steps: a) taking the element (1, 11, 21, 31), said element including anchoring means (7) for improving the securing of the decoration (5) to said element; b) making a mask (4) of the desired thickness of the decorations (5), and having at least one opening (4?); c) placing said at least one opening in the mask (4) against the place to be decorated so as to form at least one mold (4?, 6, 6?, 6?, 100); d) filling said at least one mold with an at least partially amorphous material via hot forming; e) removing the mask (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Yves Winkler, Stewes Bourban, Pascal Grossenbacher
  • Publication number: 20150057762
    Abstract: A surgical implant (10) comprises an areal, flexible, porous basic structure (12) having a first face and a second face. At least one resorbable dyed film piece (20) is attached to the basic structure (12) and comprises a plurality of solid protrusions emerging from the dyed film piece (20) in a direction away from the basic structure (12). The at least one dyed film piece (20) is arranged in a shape structure which is asymmetric (“E”) in the area of the basic structure (12). Optionally, the implant (10) further comprises an adhesion barrier sheet (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Volker Harms, Jorg Priewe
  • Publication number: 20150035201
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing electronic package module is provided. The method provides selective molding by attaching tapes on the circuit substrate on which electric components are mounted thereon, forming molding compound to cover the circuit substrate, and removing tapes along with the molding compound thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JEN-CHUN CHEN, TSUNG-JUNG CHENG, CHIA-CHENG LIU
  • Patent number: 8932502
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein relate to a recyclable thermoplastic unit that includes a casing body composed of a first thermoplastic having a first melting point. The casing body also includes a first locking mechanism that is configured to mate with a second locking mechanism of a sacrifice layer. The sacrifice layer is composed of a second thermoplastic and includes the second locking mechanism. The sacrifice layer has a melting point that is greater than the melting point of the casing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Aya Seike
  • Patent number: 8900503
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for forming an overmolded dual in-line memory module (DIMM) cooling structure are provided. Embodiments include identifying, by a tagging module, contextual information indicating circumstances in which the photograph was taken; based on the contextual information, selecting, by the tagging module, candidate profiles from a plurality of friend profiles associated with a profile of a user; and suggesting, by the tagging module to the user, the selected candidate profiles as potential friends to tag in the photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Boraas, Vinod Kamath, Michael S. Miller, Mark E. Steinke, Jamil A. Wakil
  • Patent number: 8840728
    Abstract: The present invention is a template treatment apparatus forming a film of a release agent on a template having a transfer pattern formed on a front surface thereof, the template treatment apparatus including: a treatment station forming a film of a release agent on the front surface of the template; and a template carry-in/out station capable of keeping a plurality of the templates, and carrying the template into/out of the treatment station, wherein the treatment station includes: a cleaning unit cleaning the front surface of the template; a coating unit applying a release agent to the cleaned front surface of the template; a heating unit baking the applied release agent; and a carry unit carrying the template to the cleaning unit, the coating unit, and the heating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Terada, Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 8778250
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing together a support (10) and frame (20) of a container assembly (1), the method comprising: providing a single mold (100) with a first cavity (110) defining the support (10) and a second cavity (120) defining the frame (20); injecting first material into the first cavity (110); and injecting second material into the second cavity (120); wherein the first and second materials are different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefano Capitani
  • Patent number: 8709322
    Abstract: A process to effect random color variation in multi-color molded articles includes feeding individual colors to molding equipment in a pre-established sequence and manner that prevents substantial mixing of the colors, and at pre-established ratios in relation to a non-integer multiple of volume associated with the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Billibob J. Boor
  • Patent number: 8709320
    Abstract: A three-dimensional filter includes a filter frame having a three-dimensional skeletal structure with a filter media connected to the skeletal structure. The filters are nestable. The skeletal structure may be trimmed and provided with walls to create standard sized filters. Methods for making the three-dimensional filter include injection molding of the skeletal structure onto the filter media, injection molding the filter media and the filter frame together in a single molding process, thermoforming a molded or extruded skeletal structure and the filter media, and needle punching a molded or extruded skeletal structure to create filter media within the skeletal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Diversitech Corporation
    Inventor: Keith Platt
  • Patent number: 8703272
    Abstract: A composite of a metal part and a resin composition part that is improved so that the metal and resin are integrally joined to have strong bonding properties, and a method for manufacturing the composite. A magnesium alloy part is inserted into a mold, a resin composition is injected and joined to the part, and a composite is obtained. A part having, formed thereon, a surface layer of a metal oxide, a metal carbonate, or a metal phosphate in use of a usual conversion treatment or a modification method thereof can be used for the magnesium alloy plate 1. The surface that has a larger amount of crystal-like objects of a nanolevel on the surface layer composed of the metal oxide, metal carbonate, or metal phosphate has a higher level of hardness, microscopic roughness, and good injection joining force, and these parameters can be controlled by a conversion treatment method. A resin composition 4, containing PBT or PPS as the main component, is used as the resin composition part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Taisei Plas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Naritomi, Naoki Andoh, Naoki Yamano
  • Patent number: 8691132
    Abstract: Stretch film is treated by passing a web of tackifier-containing, unbloomed thin polymer film through a heater so that the web is heated to a temperature sufficient to cause tackifier bloom prior to the web reaching a next stage in an in-line process. Also, a pattern can be applied to a thin polymer film. An oriented web of thin polymer film is passed across at least one heated roller having the pattern engraved thereon to define face regions and relief regions collectively conforming to the pattern. As the web contacts each roller surface, portions of the web positioned over the relief regions receive less heat than portions of the web positioned over the face regions, thereby causing the respective portions of the web to undergo differential, heat-induced shrinkage which imparts the pattern to the thin polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Macro Engineering & Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Miroslav Planeta
  • Patent number: 8637587
    Abstract: Release agents with increased affinity toward nano-imprint lithography template surfaces interact strongly with the template during separation of the template from the solidified resist in a nano-imprint lithography process. The strong interaction between the surfactant and the template surface reduces the amount of surfactant pulled off the template surface during separation of a patterned layer from the template in an imprint lithography cycle. Maintaining more surfactant associated with the surface of the template after the separation of the patterned layer from the template may reduce the amount of surfactant needed in a liquid resist to achieve suitable release of the solidified resist from the template during an imprint lithography process. Strong association of the release agent with the surface of the template facilitates the formation of ultra-thin residual layers and dense fine features in nano-imprint lithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Y. Xu, Weijun Liu
  • Patent number: 8632719
    Abstract: A method for producing an injection-molded product includes steps of placing, in an injection mold, a heat-shrinkable resin sheet having region A and region B which have different surface temperatures when irradiated with infrared rays; integrating the resin sheet with an injection molding resin by injecting the injection molding resin into the mold; and, before the resin sheet is placed in the injection mold or before the integration step after the placing of the resin sheet in the injection mold, irradiating the resin sheet with infrared rays so that the surface temperatures of region A and region B are different from each other and the surface temperature of at least region A is equal to or higher than an orientation release stress inflection point temperature T of the resin sheet, thereby forming a difference in thickness between regions A and B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohya, Toshiro Ariga
  • Patent number: 8608995
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a separated tip catheter having a separated tip configuration includes the steps of: extruding an extrusion material through a die to form a catheter including a catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a first lumen and a second lumen, the catheter body having a septum positioned between the first and second lumens; and feeding a strip into the die so that the strip is positioned between the first lumen and the second lumen along a length of the catheter, the strip having a first proximal section formed of a first material capable of bonding with the extrusion material and a second distal section formed of a second material incapable of bonding with the extrusion material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Michael R. Sansoucy
  • Patent number: 8557153
    Abstract: According to the method: an IML label produced from a film of between 30 and 50 ?m thick is obtained; on at least one face of the film, an area is printed with an ink or varnish; in the cavity of a mold, the film is arranged so that the printed area is not in contact with the mold; in the cavity equipped with the film, plastics material is injected simultaneously with an expansion agent, so that the printed area does not adhere to the melted plastics material. The expansion agent is trapped between the label and the plastics material, creating a raised effect in the printed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Britton Decorative
    Inventor: Yannick Ains
  • Patent number: 8474684
    Abstract: A method for bonding a composite multi-layer shell having complex curvature by the delta-alpha high temperature bonding process uses a novel tool. The tool includes a plurality of segments that combine to form a mandrel assembly having a substantially continuous outer surface. The outer surface has a substantially axisymmetric shape including a complex curvature. When the segments are combined to form the mandrel assembly, at least one of the segments is configured to be movable in a substantially inward direction without substantial obstruction by any other segment. The segments are constructed of a first material have a first coefficient of thermal expansion that is greater than a second coefficient of thermal expansion of a second material of a composite multi-layer shell to be bonded together using the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Sommer, Mark Alan Ramsey, David Dwain Rishel
  • Patent number: 8404168
    Abstract: A process for producing a thermoplastic resin molded product, comprising: a placement step of placing a thermoplastic resin particle composition 6A into a cavity 22 of a rubber die 2 made of a rubber material; a particle heating step of irradiating the thermoplastic resin particle composition 6A in the cavity 22 with electromagnetic waves having wavelengths ranging from 0.78 to 2 ?m through the rubber die 2, thereby heating to melt the thermoplastic resin particle composition 6A; a filling step of filling a thermoplastic resin 6 in a molten state into a space 220 left in the cavity 22; and a cooling step of cooling a thermoplastic resin 6 in the cavity 22 thereby obtaining a thermoplastic resin molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Kurihara, Masamitsu Takami, Kazumasa Oota, Tetsuya Kubota
  • Patent number: 8388875
    Abstract: For a skin, a non-formed polyurethane resin layer at the surface side and a foamed polyurethane resin layer between the non-foamed polyurethane resin layer and a base member are configured to form an integral and uniform layer over and extent from an injection point to a distant point on a surface of the base member, so that an integral skin foam in which such skin layer and foamed layer are laminated can be molded, under an atmospheric pressure, in a single process, allowing for manufacture of a laminate article with a high degree of uniformity over an appreciable wide range of the article, as well as for provision of a laminate mold goods having the skin and foamed layers formed with a high uniformity along the base member, over the length in a flow direction of skin forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Plast Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuji Yamada
  • Patent number: 8343602
    Abstract: Use of propylene copolymers with up to 50 wt % of units derived from at least one linear or branched alpha-olefin having from 2 to 10 carbon atoms other than propylene for producing injection-molded coating on a metallic pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia, s.r.l.
    Inventor: Gian Luigi Rigosi
  • Patent number: 8313680
    Abstract: A first separator to which a resin film is joined beforehand is set in a cavity formed between a lower die and an upper die of an injection molding machine. At the time of die locking by moving the upper die toward the lower die, in the case where the total thickness of the resin film and the first separator is larger than a predetermined dimension, the resin film is pressed by the lower die or the upper die, and thus, the resin film is deformed by compression within its elastic deformation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Mitsuoka, Akihiro Nonogaki, Tetsuhiro Takehara, Masaru Oda, Seiji Sugiura, Teruyuki Ohtani, Keisuke Ando
  • Patent number: 8298467
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel methods of imprinting substrate-supported or freestanding structures at low cost, with high pattern transfer yield, and using low processing temperature. Such methods overcome many of the above-described limitations of the prior art. Generally, such methods of the present invention employ a sacrificial layer of film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yongan Xu, Hong Yee Low
  • Patent number: 8246883
    Abstract: A filter cartridge includes a one-piece housing having a port and a filtration element disposed in the housing. The filtration element is a coherent filter block that can be larger in cross dimension than the port. The filtration element can be a coherent filter block that generally conforms to the shape of the hollow interior, but is slightly smaller than the hollow interior so as to define a gap between the filtration element and the inner surface. One method for constructing a filter cartridge includes providing a housing having a hollow interior and at least one port, introducing a granular material into the hollow interior via the port, and transforming the granular material in the hollow material into a coherent filter block. Another method for constructing a filter cartridge includes providing a filtration element in the form of a coherent filter block, and overmolding a housing around the filtration element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Karl J. Fritze, Mahesh Z. Patel
  • Patent number: 8216413
    Abstract: A method for making a pocket filter assembly is provided. Two side and two end header elements each having a pair of longitudinally extending side walls and a longitudinally extending bottom wall forming a longitudinally extending channel are joined at ends forming a rectangular header with two opposing sides and two opposing ends. The bottom wall and side walls of each of the opposing sides and the bottom walls and said side walls of each of said opposing ends become adjacent forming a rectangular header with a continuous bottom wall and continuous inner and outer side wall having a continuous channel therein. An upstream perimeter portion of a pocket filter element is inserted in the continuous channel and a liquid polymeric material is placed therein. The polymeric material is solidified forming a header frame having the upstream perimeter portion of the filter element unitary therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: AAF MC-Quay Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Langlands, Wim Fekkes
  • Patent number: 8202459
    Abstract: A process for producing a thermoplastic resin molded product, comprising: a placement step of placing a thermoplastic resin particle composition 6A into a cavity 22 of a rubber die 2 made of a rubber material; a particle heating step of irradiating the thermoplastic resin particle composition 6A in the cavity 22 with electromagnetic waves having wavelengths ranging from 0.78 to 2 ?m through the rubber die 2, thereby heating to melt the thermoplastic resin particle composition 6A; a filling step of filling a thermoplastic resin 6 in a molten state into a space 220 left in the cavity 22; and a cooling step of cooling a thermoplastic resin 6 in the cavity 22 thereby obtaining a thermoplastic resin molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Kurihara, Masamitsu Takami, Kazumasa Oota, Tetsuya Kubota
  • Publication number: 20120093659
    Abstract: A rotor blade or rotor blade element for a wind power installation is provided having a surface film and a hardenable resin, wherein the surface film has been reacted with the resin to form an integral portion of the rotor blade or rotor blade element. Production and repair processes for the rotor blade or the rotor blade element are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Sven Muschke, Torsten Link
  • Publication number: 20110290275
    Abstract: The invention concerns a single-use dental floss holder that includes a base portion, first and second spaced-apart arms integral with and extending from the base portion, each spaced-apart arm having a distal section, and a length of dental floss secured between the distal sections of the spaced-apart arms, where the length of dental floss include applied thereto about 10 percent by weight or more of a wax composition, based on the weight of the length of dental floss and to methods of making the single-use dental floss holder, the method including the steps of providing a mold having a cavity for receiving molten plastic and a groove having an aspect ratio of about 10:1 or greater for receiving a length of wax coated dental floss, positioning the length of dental floss in the groove of the mold, injecting the cavity of the mold with the molten plastic and cooling the molten plastic about the length of dental floss having the wax composition applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Harold D. Ochs
  • Patent number: 8025831
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to micro- and nano-scale imprinting methods and the use of such methods to fabricate supported and/or free-standing 3-D micro- and/or nano-structures of polymeric, ceramic, and/or metallic materials. In some embodiments, a duo-mold approach is employed in the fabrication of these structures. In such methods, surface treatments are employed to impart differential surface energies to different molds and/or different parts of the mold(s). Such surface treatments permit the formation of three-dimensional (3-D) structures through imprinting and the transfer of such structures to a substrate. In some or other embodiments, such surface treatments and variation in glass transition temperature of the polymers used can facilitate separation of the 3-D structures from the molds to form free-standing micro- and/or nano-structures individually and/or in a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignees: Agency for Science, Technology and Research, The Regents of University of Michigan
    Inventors: Yen Peng Kong, Hong Yee Low, Stella W. Pang, Albert F. Yee
  • Publication number: 20110197545
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely attaching a screen or mesh to a pre-stressed or precast concrete wall panel are provided. A screen or mesh is embedded in a concrete form when the concrete form is poured. Portions of the concrete form can be stripped and the wall panel can be easily removed from the form without binding on the form itself and without requiring removal of the portion of the form which creates the window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Unistress Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald W. DeAngelis, Ralph A. Schwarzer, Sandy S. Spring
  • Patent number: 7919032
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a process for producing a composite of an aluminum material and a synthetic resin molding that can be produced at a high efficiency and to provide a stable and fast composite that is large in a peel strength and a mechanical strength. The process for producing a composite according to the present invention is characterized in that an aluminum raw material is oxidized in an electrolytic bath of phosphoric acid or sodium hydride, thereby an anodic oxidation coating provided with innumerable pores 3 having a diameter of 25 nm or more made open in the surface thereof is formed thereon, and a synthetic resin mold 6 is coupled with the anodic oxidation coating 2 in such a condition that the part 6a thereof is intruded in the innumerable pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Corona International Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaguchi, Minobu Yamaguchi, Akiko Uematsu, Masao Yamaguchi, Yasuo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7901607
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel methods of imprinting substrate-supported or freestanding structures at low cost, with high pattern transfer yield, and using low processing temperature. Such methods overcome many of the above-described limitations of the prior art. Generally, such methods of the present invention employ a sacrificial layer of film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yongan Xu, Hong Yee Low
  • Patent number: 7832078
    Abstract: A process for making a medicinal vial in which a vial and a closure are moulded in parallel in respective vial and closure moulds, then the closure and vial are automatically assembled together, all in a sterile environment. An apparatus for performing this process is also provided. By the process and apparatus of the invention sealed vials with a sterile interior may be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Aseptic Technologies S.A.
    Inventors: Jacques Thilly, Christian Vandecasserie
  • Patent number: 7807005
    Abstract: A fabrication method of forming a thermoplastic composite laminate material with tailored and varying thickness in a continuous process. This process utilizes automated equipment or hand lay-up to collate parts or components into a multi-layer stack. Each stack contains all plies, including ply build-up areas, tacked in the proper location to maintain orientation and location. The consolidation tooling contains all necessary part features and is coordinated to the customized multiple ply stacks to form a single integrated thermoplastic composite laminate potentially having areas of differing thickness from these multiple ply stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander M. Rubin, James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 7790083
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a throttle valve unit having a housing part and a valve flap part that can move in relation to it includes the steps of injection molding the housing part of a first plastic material in a first cavity, transferring the molded housing part to a second cavity spatially decoupled from the first cavity, and injection molding the movable valve flap part out of a second plastic material in a second mold cavity inside the molded housing part. Before the molded housing part is transferred to the second cavity, it is subjected to an intermediate treatment in order to influence the shrinkage behavior, thereby selectively adjusting the gap geometries between the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Lorenz, Wolfram Hasert, Johannes Meiwes, Wolf-Ingo Ratzel, Jochen Kaesser, Roland Schreiber
  • Patent number: 7754128
    Abstract: An adhesive agent is uniformly applied to a back surface of a window pane, the application made to an area where a covering member is planned to be adhered and to an area where a positioning fixture and a holding portion are planned to be adhered, the application is also made continuously such that adhesive agent layers of both planned adhesion areas being continuous with an adhesive agent continuous area in between. After that, the window pane and the positioning fixture are set in an injection mold and a polymer material is injected in the mold. This results that the covering member and the holding portion are formed into a shape where they are connected by a connection portion for material flow, which connection portion is formed at a position other than the adhesive agent continuous area. The forming results that the covering member and the holding portion are adhered and fixed to the back surface of the window pane with the adhesive agent layers in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Amano, Akihiro Suzuki, Tatsuya Tamura, Hisao Kondo
  • Patent number: 7704432
    Abstract: An imprint lithographic method for making a polymeric structure comprising the steps of: (a) providing a mold having a shape forming a mold pattern; (b) providing a substrate having a higher surface energy relative to said mold; (c) providing a polymer film on said mold, said polymer film having a selected thickness, wherein the selected thickness of the polymer film on the mold pattern is capable of forming at least one frangible region in the polymer film having a thickness that is less than the remainder of the polymer film; (d) pressing the mold and the substrate relatively toward each other to form said frangible region; and (e) releasing at least one of said mold and said substrate from the other, wherein after said releasing, said frangible region remains substantially attached to said mold while the remainder of said polymer film forms the polymeric structure attached to said substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Jarrett Dumond, Hong Yee Low
  • Publication number: 20090302509
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite article having a decal occurs in a mold. The mold includes a surface that defines a mold cavity. A decal is introduced to the surface of the mold. A polyurethane elastomer composition is applied into the mold cavity to form an elastomeric layer over the decal. The composite article including the elastomeric layer and the decal may then be demolded from the mold. Alternatively, a paint composition is applied into the mold cavity to form a paint layer over the decal. The polyurethane elastomer composition is applied into the mold cavity to form an elastomeric backing layer over the paint layer. The composite article including the paint layer, the decal, and the elastomeric backing layer may then be demolded from the mold. The composite article may be a seat for an all-terrain vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: David Debiasi, Jon P. Pavlinac
  • Patent number: 7615179
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to micro- and nano-scale imprinting methods and the use of such methods to fabricate supported and/or free-standing 3-D micro- and/or nano-structures of polymeric, ceramic, and/or metallic materials, particularly for pixel segregation in OLED-based displays. In some embodiments, a duo-mold approach is employed in the fabrication of these structures. In such methods, surface treatments are employed to impart differential surface energies to different molds and/or different parts of the mold(s). Such surface treatments permit the formation of three-dimensional (3-D) structures through imprinting and the transfer of such structures to a substrate. In some or other embodiments, such surface treatments and variation in glass transition temperature of the polymers used can facilitate separation of the 3-D structures from the molds to form free-standing micro- and/or nano-structures individually and/or in a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Agency For Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Jarrett Dumond, Hong Yee Low
  • Patent number: 7611599
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for production of a decorative article comprising a body having at least one engagement stage, and a decorative member made of a decoration material capable of being thermally softened and having at least one surface which is engageable with the engagement stage of the body. The said method comprises the steps by placing softened decoration material into a mold shaped and sized to correspond to the decorative member to be produced and having at least one surface that is brought into surface-contact with the engagement stage of the body and then press-molding; taking the semi-finished decorative member out of the mold to cool down slowly to room temperature; and placing the surface of the cooled semi-finished decorative member over the engagement stage of the body and splicing them together. By using the method of the present invention, a decorative article can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Duty Free Group (China) Limited
    Inventor: Kwok Hung Aeneas Ho
  • Patent number: 7553435
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for molding composite articles can include a pair of opposed mold sections having first and second molding membranes that define a mold plenum. The mold sections have a thin-skin mold section configuration. Each mold section can be filled with a gas backing. The temperature of the mold plenum can be controlled by regulating the temperature of the gas backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: VEC Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert P. McCollum
  • Patent number: 7497014
    Abstract: A sliding bearing for axial and/or radial arrangement of a first bearing member in relation to a second bearing member, comprises a second bearing member, which has a bearing recess provided with a second slide face; a first bearing member, which is lodged in the bearing recess and which is mounted axially and/or radially, the first bearing member having a first slide face, which is opposite the second slide face and spaced therefrom by a clearance; at least one sliding/guiding element, which is disposed between the first and the second bearing members and fixed in relation to one bearing member, for guidance of a motion of the first relative to the second bearing member; an equalizing compound, which is disposed between the at least one sliding/guiding element and the bearing member relative to which is fixed the at least one sliding/guiding element, for adaptation of the guide clearance between the at least one sliding/guiding element and the slide face that is displaceable in relation thereto, the equalizi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Suspa Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Herbert Muller
  • Patent number: 7472705
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering a medicine to a patient via the patient's respiratory system with control and efficiency. A nebulization catheter is positioned in the patient's respiratory system so that a distal end of the nebulization catheter is in the respiratory system and a proximal end is outside the body. In a first aspect, the nebulization catheter may be used in conjunction with an endotracheal tube and preferably is removable from the endotracheal tube. The nebulization catheter conveys medicine in liquid form to the distal end at which location the medicine is nebulized by a pressurized gas or other nebulizing mechanism. The nebulized medicine is conveyed to the patient's lungs by the patient's respiration which may be assisted by a ventilator. By producing the aerosol of the liquid medicine at a location inside the patient's respiratory system, the nebulizing catheter provides for increased efficiency and control of the dosage of medicine being delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Trudell Medical Limited
    Inventor: George Baran
  • Patent number: 7468406
    Abstract: A durable colored article having fluorescent properties comprises a substantially solventless polyvinyl chloride matrix, a thioxanthene fluorescent dye, and a secondary or tertiary hindered amine light stabilizer having a molecular weight less than about 1000 grams/mole. The invention has the advantage in that it provides a flexible polyvinyl chloride film that exhibits durable fluorescent colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kenneth M. White, Lee A. Pavelka, Vera L. Lightle, James C. Coderre
  • Publication number: 20080296803
    Abstract: A nano-imprinting process is described, comprising: providing a substrate including an imprinting material layer covering a surface of the substrate; providing a mold including protruding features set on a surface of the mold covered with an anti-adhesion layer; forming a transferring material layer on a top surface of each protruding feature; embedding the transferring material layer into a first portion of the imprinting material layer; removing the mold and separating the mold and the transferring material layer simultaneously to transfer the transferring material layer into the first portion of the imprinting material layer and to expose a second portion of the imprinting material layer; using the transferring material layer as a mask to remove the second portion of the imprinting material layer and a portion of the substrate; and removing the first portion of the imprinting material layer and the transferring material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Yung-Chun Lee, Fei-Bin Hsiao, Cheng-Yu Chiu
  • Patent number: 7452493
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a protective cover (24) for a component of a vehicle includes assembling multiple layers to form a charge (22). The charge (22) is formed within a mold (50) of the component to form a multi-contoured laminate (58). The protective cover (24) is separated from the multi-contoured laminate (58). A method of forming a down stream part structure or mold (167) for a component includes assembling multiple layers to form a charge (78). The charge (78) is formed within an original mold of the component to form a multi-contoured laminate (76). A splash is separated from the multi-contoured laminate (76). A protective cover, such as the cover (24), is for a vehicle component and includes a contour holding layer (36) and a protective laminate layer (34). The contour holding layer (36) and the protective laminate layer (34) are formed within a mold of the vehicle component to form the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Wirrick, Michael J. Cloud
  • Publication number: 20080237924
    Abstract: A filter cartridge includes a one-piece housing having a port and a filtration element disposed in the housing. The filtration element is a coherent filter block that can be, but is not necessarily, larger in cross dimension than the port. In one embodiment, the filtration element is a coherent filter block that generally conforms to the shape of the hollow interior, but is slightly smaller than the hollow interior so as to define a gap between the filtration element and the inner surface. One method for constructing a filter cartridge includes providing a housing having a hollow interior and at least one port, introducing a granular material into the hollow interior via the port, and transforming the granular material in the hollow material into a coherent filter block. Another method for constructing a filter cartridge includes providing a filtration element in the form of a coherent filter block, and overmolding a housing around the filtration element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, Karl J. Fritze, Mahesh Z. Patel