Preform Embedded In Or Surrounded By Shaped Material Patents (Class 264/271.1)
  • Patent number: 10946149
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying a breathing gas at a pressure level that at least in some phases is above ambient pressure includes a blower device including an impeller and a housing device to receive the impeller. A suspension device is structured to support the blower device. The suspension device includes a variable suspension characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Dieter Heidmann, Klaus Henry Schindhelm, Knut Jöchle
  • Patent number: 10947984
    Abstract: A radon gas removal apparatus configured to provide evacuation of radon gas from a desired area or building. The radon gas removal apparatus includes an exterior housing forming an interior volume. Disposed within said interior volume is a motor assembly and a fan operably coupled. The motor assembly includes an upper portion having a metal housing wherein the upper portion has a cavity proximate the top thereof configured to store a circuit board. The cavity is hermetically sealed utilizing a lid member. A heat sink assembly is proximate the lower edge of the upper portion of the motor assembly. The heat sink assembly includes a central void configured to receive a motor therein. The heat sink includes a first wall and a second wall having a void intermediate configured to a heat sink material. A motor is present within the central void of the heat sink assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jamey Gelina
  • Patent number: 10851931
    Abstract: A fluid manifold may include a body that may include a proximal end, a distal end, and a primary manifold component extending from the proximal end of the body to the distal end of the body and enclosing a primary channel. The fluid manifold may further include at least one auxiliary manifold component diverging from the primary manifold component and enclosing an auxiliary channel connected to the primary channel at a primary channel exit port. The fluid manifold may further include at least one compression valve region disposed along the body of the manifold where the compression valve region may be operable between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Clemens E. Zoellner, Jason Osentoski
  • Patent number: 10697730
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of moldable hand grips for firearms. According to various embodiments, a hand grip can include a non-moldable frame and a heat-moldable grip portion disposed on the frame. The hand grip can be submerged at least partially in a water bath heated to a temperature between about 150° F. to about 212° F., resulting in the heat-moldable grip portion of the hand grip transitioning to a moldable state. After the heat-moldable grip portion of the hand grip transitions to the moldable state, the hand grip can be removed from the water bath, and the user can grab the hand grip to mold the heat-moldable grip portion to conform to his or her individual hand shape. The heat-moldable grip portion can then cool and return to a non-moldable state, resulting in a hand grip that conforms to the individual user's hand shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GGC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: William E. Brown
  • Patent number: 10539158
    Abstract: A blower device and a respirator including the blower device. The blower device comprises a case, a blower vibration source disposed within the case and a buffering assembly for associating the blower vibration source and the case, wherein the vibration absorption assembly comprises at least two of a locating buffering member associated with a top portion of the blower vibration source, a connection buffering member in which at least a part of the blower vibration source is received and a support buffering member associated with a bottom portion of the blower vibration source. The blower device is capable of effectively buffering vibration of the blower device, decreasing noise transmission and has a simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BMC Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bowei Jing, Shumin Gao, Zhi Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10399248
    Abstract: A spacer mold and method for producing a hip spacer, the spacer mold comprises a base element (1), in which a hollow mold is provided as negative image of one side of a femoral stem of the spacer to be generated, whereby a recess connected to the hollow mold is arranged on the proximal end of the hollow mold in the base element. The spacer mold further comprises a semi-spherical insert (2) comprising a femoral head mold as negative image of one side of a femoral head of the spacer to be generated, whereby the semi-spherical insert (2) is to be arranged in the recess in the base element (1). Further, the spacer mold comprises an adapter insert (3) that is designed as a hollow body that is open on two sides and that is or can be arranged in the recess of the base element (1) between the semi-spherical insert (2) and the hollow mold such that the recess exerts a pressure onto the adapter insert (3) and the semi-spherical insert (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Edgar Wüst, Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 10307967
    Abstract: Provided is construction that in die slide injection molding, surely leaves each part in a mold on a specified side in the stage of opening a molding mold. In order to accomplish this, in an opening step, a push-out mechanism that applies a force on at least one of the individual parts is used to make the part surely belong to a desired mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kyosuke Toda, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Mikiya Umeyama, Satoshi Oikawa, Hiromasa Amma, Takuya Iwano, Satoshi Kimura, Naoko Tsujiuchi, Yasushi Iijima
  • Patent number: 10071511
    Abstract: A cement mold assembly configured to form a temporary implant for use in delivering antibiotics to an infected site can includes a first mold and a second mold. The first mold can have an open end and an inner wall. The first mold can define a tibial component forming cavity including a platform forming cavity and a stem forming cavity. The second mold can have a body portion configured to be slidably and progressively receivable by the inner wall into the tibial component forming cavity in a direction toward the closed end. Progressive advancement of the second mold into the tibial component forming cavity urges cement within the tibial component forming cavity against the body portion and the inner wall to form a unitary tibial component having a tibial tray portion formed by the platform forming cavity and a stem portion formed by the stem forming cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. Smith, Tayler E. Kreider
  • Patent number: 9919841
    Abstract: The invention is an integrally blow-moulded bag-in-container and preform for making it. The bag-in-container has an inner layer forming the bag and an outer layer forming the container, and a mouth fluidly connecting the volume defined by the bag to the atmosphere. The container further has at least one interface vent fluidly connecting the interface between inner and outer layers to the atmosphere, wherein the at least one vent runs parallel to the interface between inner and outer layers and opens to the atmosphere at a location adjacent to, and oriented coaxially with the bag-in-container's mouth. Processes for manufacturing a preform and a bag-in-container as defined above are defined too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventors: Sarah Van Hove, Daniel Peirsman, Rudi Verpoorten
  • Patent number: 9847238
    Abstract: Fan-out wafer-level packaging (WLP) using metal foil lamination is provided. An example wafer-level package incorporates a metal foil, such as copper (Cu), to relocate bonding pads in lieu of a conventional deposited or plated RDL. A polymer such as an epoxy layer adheres the metal foil to the package creating conductive contacts between the metal foil and metal pillars of a die. The metal foil may be patterned at different stages of a fabrication process. An example wafer-level package with metal foil provides relatively inexpensive electroplating-free traces that replace expensive RDL processes. Example techniques can reduce interfacial stress at fan-out areas to enhance package reliability, and enable smaller chips to be used. The metal foil provides improved fidelity of high frequency signals. The metal foil can be bonded to metallic pillar bumps before molding, resulting in less impact on the mold material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Invensas Corporation
    Inventors: Xuan Li, Rajesh Katkar, Long Huynh, Laura Wills Mirkarimi, Bongsub Lee, Gabriel Z. Guevara, Tu Tam Vu, Kyong-Mo Bang, Akash Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9604355
    Abstract: A handle for a hydraulically driven tool is provided reduces the amount of heat transmitted to the user of the tool as a result of the high temperature fluid flowing through the inner body of the handle. The inner body is formed of a heat transmissive material which has at least one channel through which the fluid flows. The handle has a number of properties which reduces heat transmission to the user, including standoffs, ribs and fastener receiving extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Gerald Jonathan Tully
  • Patent number: 9373991
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated iron core is provided. A laminated iron core body including a permanent magnet inserted into a magnet-insert hole is arranged between a molding die and a holding die. A cull plate is arranged between the molding die and the laminated iron core body. The cull plate has a groove shaped runner directed toward the magnet-insert hole from a resin reservoir and provided with a gate hole communicating with the magnet-insert hole, and a through hole which vertically passes through the cull plate is formed in the runner of the cull plate at a different position from a position of the gate hole. After the magnet-insert hole is filled with the mold resin a resin residue remaining in the cull plate is pushed off and removed from the gate hole and the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Mabu
  • Patent number: 9174696
    Abstract: A grip includes a substantially tubular body equipped with ends and having a substantially cylindrical cavity with a longitudinal axis (X), the body being able to be fitted on an end of the handlebars, a padding associated with the body, a cover positioned above the padding, means for fastening the grip to the handlebars, the cover including a thermoshrinking and/or thermoformable material, so that, following a heating and/or cooling, the cover takes the form of the padding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SELLE ROYAL S.P.A.
    Inventors: Vincent Bourgeois, Stefano Segato, Matteo Mason
  • Patent number: 9067345
    Abstract: A mold to produce fiber composite components is described where a fiber ply with matrix material (matrix material/resin) is saturated. The mold consists of a lower mold and an upper mold which is placed on top of the lower mold with intermediate fiber ply. The lower mold and upper mold have a contour matching each other and for the desired fiber composite component. The upper mold and the lower mold are made of a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Deutches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
    Inventors: Michael Hanke, Sebastian Malzahn, Michael Kuehn
  • Publication number: 20150137421
    Abstract: A core (14) which is typically held in front of the mold (13) is required for producing hollow plastic objects (10). This does not allow for a transverse reinforcement (11) which is formed from a prefabricated reinforcement tube to be pulled over the core (14). A method and device is provided for the core (14) to be held behind the mold (14) when viewed in the production direction (17). In this case, the front end (15) of the core (14), which is located in front of the mold (13), remains free, such that a transverse reinforcement (11) that has been formed from a prefabricated reinforcement tube can be pulled over the free front end (15) of the core (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Thomas GmbH + Co. Technik + Innovation KG
    Inventor: Klaus Jansen
  • Patent number: 9028384
    Abstract: A rotating body includes a cylindrical rotating member and bearings located at the ends located in the axial direction of the rotating member. In the rotating body, at least one of the bearings includes a metal inner ring portion having a bearing hole and a resin outer ring portion having first and second portions. The first portion is fitted into the rotating member. The second portion protrudes in the axial direction from the rotating member, surrounds the outer peripheral surface of the inner ring portion, has an outer diameter larger than that of the rotating member, and is in contact with an opposing object opposing the rotating member so as to maintain a specified size of a gap by which the rotating member and the opposing object are spaced apart from each other. The outer and inner ring portions are integrally molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Iikura
  • Patent number: 9011749
    Abstract: An example tooling system for processing a workpiece includes a base, disposed about an axis. A press is axially aligned with the base. The press defines a pressing surface. A mandrel extends along the axis from the base toward the press. The mandrel is disposed at least partially in a first cavity defined by one of the base or the press. The first cavity defines a profile different from the workpiece and is arranged to receive the workpiece. The mandrel is arranged to be inserted into at least one pocket in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20150099916
    Abstract: Head and neck radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer or the like is carried out using a mask which comprises a heat-softenable, conformable and perforate plastic sheet and a frame which can be secured to the surface of a treatment table or chair to immobilize the patient's head and neck. An inhaler is placed on the patient's face prior to molding the thermoplastic sheet over the patient's face such that the resulting contoured sheet captures the inhaler and produces a unitary assembly. Inlet and outlet hoses can be attached to the inhaler for administering an anesthetic or soporific in gaseous form, such as nitrous oxide, for the purpose of calming and tranquilizing the patient for reducing feelings of claustrophobic anxiety during the treatment. A separate scavenging unit may be added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Lori Linn JUREK
  • Publication number: 20150096279
    Abstract: A finger (100) for a bat (116) of a reel of an agricultural harvesting head, wherein the finger (100) includes an alignment pin (122) that is configured to be received in a mating aperture (124) of the bat (116), the finger comprising an upper clamp portion (104) with an alignment pin (122), and wherein the alignment pin (122) comprises a material having greater wear resistance or greater tensile strength than the upper clamp portion (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
  • Patent number: 8992209
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an injection molding die used for producing a frame-mounted plate glass by injection molding. The die is characterized in that an auxiliary cavity is provided at a position to exposed a surface of a plate glass and communicated with a cavity for a frame through a communication opening, the cavity for the frame being provided at position facing a vehicle inside surface of the plate glass. When the die is practically used for injection molding, a load applied to a peripheral portion of the plate glass during the injection molding is reduced, so that when the frame is molded onto the plate glass by injection molding, undesired breakage of the plate glass is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Osamu Nakata, Mitsuhiro Takayama
  • Patent number: 8992199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dynamic mold seal for use in a molding apparatus to mold a polymeric frame or gasket onto the periphery of a glass sheet. The molding apparatus may be used to form a vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Charles Sitterlet, Robert Ronald Frutig
  • Patent number: 8974224
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for overmolding delicate parts are disclosed. A mold unit for an injection molding apparatus can be provided. The mold unit can include a clamping mechanism and a locking mechanism. The clamping mechanism can be positioned in contact with the delicate part. The position of the clamping mechanism can be selected such that the clamping mechanism does not exert a force that damages the delicate part. The delicate part can vary in size from part to part. Thus, as the overmolding process is repeated, the position that is selected each time for the clamping mechanism can vary depending on the size of a part that is used. The locking mechanism can be configured to lock the clamping mechanism into the position selected for the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Craig M. Stanley
  • Publication number: 20150035202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufacturing method of a molded article, including: a molded article forming step of forming a molded article by curing a resin composition on a main surface, on the side of a bendable first supporting medium, of a laminated supporting medium obtained by laminating the first supporting medium and a second supporting medium that is harder than the first supporting medium; a second-supporting medium peeling step of peeling the second supporting medium from the first supporting medium after the molded article forming step; and a first-supporting medium peeling step of peeling the first supporting medium from the molded article while bending the first supporting medium after the second-supporting medium peeling step. The shape of the first supporting medium can be maintained at a curing temperature at which the resin composition is cured in the molded article forming step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TAKEDA, Hiromitsu TAKASHITA, Keiko KASHIHARA, Shingo YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 8945451
    Abstract: Methods for forming an insulative body of an implantable medical device connector module assembly employ an injection molding process, whereby first and second shots of insulative material form core and an overlay portions, respectively. In some methods, a panel portion of an electrical component is mounted between opposing surfaces of a mold such that a finger-like portion of the component extends into a cavity of the mold, with a first side thereof touching another surface of the mold and a second, opposite side exposed within the cavity; following first shot injection, the core portion captures the finger-like portion in relatively rigid relation thereto. When two types of connector bores are formed, a color indicator may be engaged with a feature of the core portion that is located in proximity to a connector bore of the first type, and then the overlay portion is formed over the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ries, Jeevan M. Prasannakumar, Richard P. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8940215
    Abstract: A reduction of the multiple costs of manufacture, assembly use, and upkeep connected with the assembly of window frames on aircraft fuselages. To this end, the invention provides a particular shape for the frames connected to the fuselage skin according to a specific assembly method. The shape enables, among other things, the window frames to be fitted onto the skin by means of adhesion and also frames to be dispensed with between the fuselage and the window. In one embodiment, composite material window frame has a wall totally in the shape of a crown that is connected, through co-adhesion, to the inner surface of the fuselage skin, also made of composite material. The skin is cut into a window-receiving opening, and the frame has a T-shaped cross section, wherein the bar of the “T” that forms the crown includes two portions having substantially equal lengths “T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Jerome Milliere
  • Patent number: 8936745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating a painted substrate (30) using powder paint (21), said substrate being electrically insulating, during which method the following steps are performed in succession: a) a treatment coating (10) is placed on a mold (1), said treatment coating (10) including at least one preparation layer (11, 12) based on an unmolding agent (15, 15?) in contact with said mold (1); b) said treatment coating (10) is electrostatically covered with powder paint (21) in such a manner that said powder paint (21) is attracted towards said mold (1) and is held against the treatment coating (10); c) said powder paint (21) is transformed at least in part in order to obtain a sheet (20) of powder paint (21); and d) said substrate (30) is prepared on said sheet (20) in order to obtain said painted substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Claire Chairat, Olivier Burel, Jean-Marc Berthier
  • Patent number: 8926779
    Abstract: A hard laminate sheet with flexible hinge for binding into a security document is provided. Hard synthetic material layers are overlaid, sandwiching a flexible material layer having a hinge portion configured for separation from the hard synthetic material layers, and an affixing portion configured to become affixed to the hard synthetic material layers, upon lamination of the overlaid layers. The overlaid layers are laminated to form a laminate sheet having an embedded hinge affixed to the hard synthetic material layers. Score cuttings are made along a score line coinciding with an inner hinge edge on a hinge side which is then flexed until the hard synthetic material layers break along the inner hinge edge. Residual laminate layers are separated from the hinge side to expose the hinge portion of the flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
    Inventors: Barry David Gurberg, Mark William Forest, Ianthe E. M. Patterson, Dennis Curt Buter
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8920699
    Abstract: A molded product including a film bonded to a resin frame is produced by a method including: 1) reinforcing the film with a solvent-soluble or solvent-disintegrable reinforcing layer; 2) inserting the reinforced film in an injection mold; 3) feeding a resin to the mold to attach a frame body to the reinforced film while injection molding the resin frame; and 4) treating the resulting injection molded product with a solvent to remove the reinforcing layer. This production process can establish a technique capable of bonding (integrally molding) the film solely to the frame body, regardless of the size of the film. The film may preferably be an expanded porous polytetrafluoroethylene film, and the moisture-permeable resin may preferably be combined with the expanded porous polytetrafluoroethylene film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Marutani, Keiichi Yamakawa, Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 8893348
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade for a window wiper, in particular a window wiper for a motor vehicle, comprising a wiper rubber (1) made from an elastomer material with a base section (3) and a lip section (5), wherein the elastomer material at least partially surrounds a fabric insert (13). The base section (3) and the lip section (5) are connected to each other by the fabric insert (13), wherein the fabric insert (13) serves as a joint (7), and/or a part (17) of the fabric insert (13) protrudes out of the base section (3) on the side facing away from the lip section (5). Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for producing a wiper blade, in which a fabric strip is guided through an extruder die in order to form a fabric insert (13), the fabric strip is surrounded by an elastomer material in order to produce an extruded profile, and the extruded profile is cut into individual wiper rubbers (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bart Vankerkhove, Reiner Lay
  • Publication number: 20140327269
    Abstract: A motor vehicle plastic body panel is disclosed having an opaque plastic panel and a plastic window pane formed as an integral part of the plastic body panel by co-moulding it with the opaque plastic panel. A lightweight motor vehicle body panel made completely from plastic is therefore provided. The plastic body panel requires no window seals due to the integration of the plastic window pane as part of the plastic body panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Alicia Agius, Tom Overington, Michael Brown
  • Patent number: 8877113
    Abstract: A method of molding a clip mount on a baseboard includes: forming a clip mount forming space with a die set including at least first slide die and second slide die; injecting molten resin into the space; forming a first wall; forming a connecting wall so as to extend from a distal end of the first wall such that a distance between the connecting wall and a surface of the baseboard increases as a distance from the first wall increases; forming a second wall; forming a mount wall so as to extend from an end of the second wall such that a distance between the mount wall and the connecting wall increases as a distance from the second wall increases; sliding the first slide die for removal; and sliding the second slide die in a different direction from a direction in which the first slide die is slid for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Ishizu, Junichi Okada, Hideaki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140318691
    Abstract: A pressure vessel is disclosed. The pressure vessel may include a boss, a liner, an O-ring, and a composite overwrap of shell. A boss may comprise a through aperture, a first groove encircling the through aperture, and a first engagement mechanism. A liner may comprise an interior surface, exterior surface, and a second engagement mechanism. The interior surface may define an interior cavity of the pressure vessel. The second engagement mechanism may mechanically engage the first engagement mechanism to secure the liner to the boss. An O-ring may be positioned within the first groove of the boss and abut the exterior surface of the liner. A composite overwrap may surround the liner and at least a portion of the boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20140306418
    Abstract: Suspension arm 2 with an air guide 1, wherein the suspension arm 2 has in the installation position a downwardly open cross-sectional profile with a base surface 7 and at least two side webs 8 projecting from the base surface 7, and wherein the air guide 1 has a reinforcement element 3 to be arranged on the side webs 8 and an air guiding element 4 composed of a plastic material, and a method for producing an air guide 1 for a suspension arm 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Andreas Ottinger, Hans-Jürgen LANGHOFF
  • Patent number: 8852473
    Abstract: A pin or tube reinforced polymeric foam and a method of manufacture thereof. The reinforcing pins or tubes are incorporated into the polymeric foam during or after fabrication of the reinforced polymer foam and are preferably coated with an adhesive or binder layer prior to fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wright Materials Research Co.
    Inventor: Seng Tan
  • Publication number: 20140291238
    Abstract: This disclosure is drawn to systems, devices, apparatuses, and/or methods, related to screening fluid. Specifically, the disclosed systems, devices, apparatuses, and/or methods relate to screening fluid using a screen having an increased screening area. Some example apparatuses may include a screen frame including a base portion and a plurality of projections extending from the base portion in an undulating three-dimensional configuration. Some example apparatuses may also include a screen fused to the plurality of projections such that at least a portion of the plurality of projections extends through the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Cady, Brian S. Carr
  • Patent number: 8846185
    Abstract: Provided is a decorated sheet for insert molding in which at least a base sheet, a print layer and a surface resin layer are laminated, wherein the above base sheet comprises an ABS resin having a butadiene content of 10 to 33% by weight based on the total component, and the surface resin layer has a thickness of 50 to 150 ?m. Capable of being provided is a novel decorated sheet which does not generate harmful gases such as a chlorine gas and the like in burning and therefore does not bring about problems such as environmental pollution and the like and which is excellent in a so-called vacuum molding property and can suitably be used for various interior decorations of automobiles and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Suga
  • Publication number: 20140262688
    Abstract: A device including a supporting structure, at least one scraping member upwardly and downwardly delimited by upstream and downstream sides, and an elastic material that is overmolded on the scraping member and connecting the scraping member to the supporting structure, the upstream side of the scraping member being covered with the overmolded elastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: René Brunone
  • Patent number: 8837149
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes disposing a heat radiation material including a plurality of linear structures of carbon atoms and a filling layer of a thermoplastic resin provided among the plurality of linear structures above a first substrate, disposing a blotting paper above the heat radiation material, making a heat treatment at a temperature higher than a melting temperature of the thermoplastic resin and absorbing the thermoplastic resin above the plurality of linear structures with the absorption paper, removing the blotting paper, and adhering the heat radiation material to the first substrate by cooling to solidify the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirose, Taisuke Iwai, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Yohei Yagishita, Yukie Sakita, Masaaki Norimatsu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140234570
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional flat cocoon product which is lightweight, has a favorable design and yields a highly uniform flat cocoon throughout the entire area thereof. The method of producing a flat cocoon product includes: expanding an expandable/contractible three-dimensional molding die; molding a flat cocoon by causing silkworms to crawl on an outer surface of the three-dimensional molding die and spin a cocoon; and contracting the three-dimensional molding die after the molding of the flat cocoon and extracting the contracted three-dimensional molding die from the flat cocoon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Akihiko IZUKURA
  • Patent number: 8808591
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite article by injecting at least two composite materials comprising metal carbides into a mold to form a green compact is disclosed. The composite materials may be metal powders comprising a binder metal, a hard particle. The composite material may further comprise a plastic binder. The two different composite materials are injected into the mold to form the green compact. Additionally, the composite materials may be injected through a die before entering the mold. In a specific embodiment, the die forms at least one internal channel within the green compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash K. Mirchandani, David J. Wills, Michale E. Waller, Jeffrey L. Weigold, Billy D. Swearengin
  • Publication number: 20140228154
    Abstract: A golf tee has a stake made of a first material and a crown made of a second material more flexible than the first material, in which the crown is overmolded over the stake. The crown and the stake can have corresponding projections. The stake can have projections to allow the crown and the stake to hold together better.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Green Keepers, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis CARROLL, James CARROLL, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140208682
    Abstract: A prefabricated flashing product for an opening in an exterior surface of a structure includes a generally planar flange shaped to conform to the exterior surface, the flange extending outwardly from an entire perimeter of an aperture therein that corresponds to the opening, and a return that seals to the flange about the aperture and extends substantially perpendicularly therefrom toward an inward direction of the opening. The flange and the return are monolithically formed of a waterproof material. A method of integrating a fenestration product into an opening of an exterior surface of a structure includes inserting the flashing product described above into the opening, and inserting the fenestration product at least partially into the aperture of the flashing product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Steven A. Norwood, Adam Osterhoff
  • Publication number: 20140205645
    Abstract: A biodegradable therapeutic carrier and implant comprises a layer of biodegradable electrospun material and floored wells formed by the layer to contain therapeutic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Robert F. Wallace, Matthew Q. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140197565
    Abstract: An orthopedic device in the form of a circumferential walker includes a first member (posterior shell) and a second member (dorsal shell) corresponding to the first member. An outsole or plantar shell portion is attached to, or formed on or with the posterior shell. A hinge mechanism is provided between the posterior and dorsal shells to allow the dorsal shell to be swung away from the posterior shell in order to accommodate an anatomical limb therein. Inflatable bladders having perspiration wicking channels and/or openings are provided within a liner for insertion between the posterior and dorsal shells. Quick-connecting buckle and retaining assemblies can be provided to allow a user to quickly don and doff the orthopedic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: OSSUR hf
    Inventors: Irving HU, Jane LEE
  • Publication number: 20140199525
    Abstract: A structured-core laminate panel can be made in an efficient, structurally sound manner, even without the use of adhesives (film or liquid forms) using materials with different melt or glass transition temperatures. In one implementation, a manufacturer positions one or more resin substrates about a structured core member, which comprises a relatively high melt or glass transition temperature compared with that of the one or more resin substrates. The manufacturer heats the assembly to at least the glass transition temperature of the resin substrates, but not to the melt or glass transition temperature of the structured core member. This allows the one or more resin substrates to melt and bond (mechanically, chemically, or both) to the structured core member on one side (or inner surface), while maintaining a substantially planar or original conformation on an opposing side (or outer surface).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Hoyt Brewster, Charles H. Moore, John E.C. Willham
  • Publication number: 20140199116
    Abstract: The plug-in coupling comprises a negative coupling part and a positive coupling part consisting of a pin having a ball head. The negative coupling part comprises a coupling construction made of a first material for accommodating and detachably fastening the positive coupling part, and a retaining construction made of a second material, which surrounds the coupling construction, for fastening the negative coupling part to the second component, wherein the second material has a higher elasticity than the first material, such that component vibrations can be absorbed by the retaining construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Metten, Jasmin Fritzsch
  • Patent number: 8776365
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal block for a telecommunication cable, which includes providing a housing having a front side and a back side and positioning multiple pairs of electrical connectors in the housing such that one end of each of the electrical connectors is exposed on the front side of the housing and one end of the connector is exposed on the back side of the housing. Each of electrical connectors having an insulation displacement contact terminal on the end exposed on the back side of the housing, and connecting multiple pairs of insulated electrical wires to the connectors on the back side of the housing. A dielectric material is pressure molded on the back side of the housing to encapsulate the connections of the wires and the connectors on the back side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Channell, Sr., Edward J. Burke
  • Patent number: 8771573
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a plastic housing, where at least one first plastic housing part with at least one guide or bearing for at least one mechanically movable component, in particular a sensor, is produced in a first molding step, the at least one first plastic housing part is overmolded in a second molding step while a second plastic housing part is being formed, in order to form an integral plastic housing. Moreover, the invention relates to a plastic housing with at least one first plastic housing part including at least one guide or bearing for at least one mechanically movable component, where the at least one plastic housing part is entirely or partially overmolded by a second plastic housing part so that the integral plastic housing is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Knüttel, Annegret Suckfüll