Preform Particularly Provided With Means To Provide Interlock With Shaped Material Patents (Class 264/274)
  • Patent number: 10427063
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a plastics product (1) and a plastics product (1), which plastics product (1) comprises a first (2) and a second (3) component that are both manufactured completely or partially from molding plastics, and which first component (2) is manufactured by molding in a mold, such as by injection molding, and which second component (3) is made by a process in which it is built in a layer-by-layer fashion, such as by 3D-printing, and having a mounting surface (7); and wherein the first component (2) is ready-molded and ejected from the mold prior to it being joined with the second component (3) to form the plastics product (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Rene Licht Bøtcher, Christina Hansen
  • Patent number: 10208656
    Abstract: A supercharger rotor with reduced rotational inertia may result in increased performance of a supercharger. The rotor may include composite material and may be extrusion molded, injection molded, or otherwise molded or laid-up. In certain embodiments, the rotor may include a core with a central portion and one or more radially extending portions. The core may be extruded or formed of stacked sheets. A molded portion of the rotor, including one or more lobes, may be molded over a corresponding one of the radially extending portions. In other embodiments, a main portion of the rotor includes one or more lobes but no central hole nor a corresponding shaft extending between ends of the main portion. Instead, stub shafts are attached to the ends of the main portion. The increased performance may include decreased noise, decreased cost, increased reliability and/or durability, increased thermal efficiency, an increased power-to-weight ratio, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Martin Dale Pryor, William Nicholas Eybergen
  • Patent number: 10067476
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a watch glass, in which at least one diamond or jewel, or other gemstone is embedded, the method comprising the steps of providing a carrier glass, providing a cover glass, introducing at least one recess into the carrier glass, providing at least one diamond, jewel, or other gemstone, inserting the at least one diamond, jewel, or gemstone into the at least one recess of the carrier glass, placing the cover glass on the carrier glass, and connecting the cover glass to the carrier glass such that an airtight connection point between the cover glass and the carrier glass is formed, which is subject to a suction cup effect. The invention further relates to a watch glass that is produced according to the method of the invention. The invention further relates to a watch having a watch glass according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Levitation AG
    Inventor: Michael Bonke
  • Patent number: 9782905
    Abstract: A slitter for slitting a guide catheter is assembled from a handle, a blade assembly coupled to the handle, and a holding mechanism coupled to the handle. The blade assembly includes a shroud for receiving an elongated body of a medical device and a slitting blade having an exposed cutting edge to slit the guide catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron A. Drake, Stanten C. Spear, Johnson E. Goode, Beth C. Bullemer, Les Stener, Gary R. Fiedler, Kendra Yasger
  • Patent number: 9615946
    Abstract: A prosthetic device includes a first place including a first end portion arranged for attachment to a foot member of a prosthetic foot. A second end portion is arranged to extend freely over at least a portion of the top surface of the foot member. A second plate includes a first end extending over a heel member of the prosthetic foot and a second end extending over and attached to the second end portion of the first plate. The second end portion of the first plate situated between the foot member and the second plate. A pump mechanism includes a housing secured to the second plate and a membrane operatively connected to the first place and the housing. The pump mechanism defines a fluid chamber between a bottom surface of the housing and a top surface of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Olafur Freyr Halldorsson, David Sandahl, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Egill Sveinbjorn Egilsson
  • Patent number: 9387612
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for applying internal features or complex mechanical structures to a surface of a metal part are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for creating an assembly that includes a substrate and a molded piece involves obtaining the substrate, and forming at least one binding feature on a surface of the substrate. The method also includes molding on a surface of the binding feature and the surface of the substrate. Molding on the surface of the binding feature and the surface of the substrate mechanically binds the molded piece to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Weber, Stephen P. Zadesky, Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 9345294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a decorative part (1, 3, 5) including several stones (2) and a device (7, 7?, 47, 47?) for securing the stones (2) in relation to each other. According to the invention, the securing device (7, 7?, 47, 47?) includes a single electrodeposited base (9, 9?, 49, 49?) whose shape matches one part of the stones, thus allowing all the stones (2) to be attached in relation to each other without any stress, and the girdles (6) of the stones (2) are mounted edge-to-edge in relation to each other so that the single base is concealed. The invention also relates to the method for manufacturing a part (1, 3, 5) of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DRESS YOUR BODY AG
    Inventors: Pascal Grossenbacher, Julien Meier, Michel Caillaud, Stéphane Lauper, Arlette-Elsa Emch
  • Patent number: 9337569
    Abstract: A fluid-tight contact implementation includes a plastic body and a flat contact(s). The plastic of the plastic body is composed of a non-shrinking, duroplastic material. The flat contact has a region encapsulated by the plastic body. The encapsulated region of the flat contact has a cross-sectional width which varies along an axial direction of the flat contact. Longitudinal edges of the encapsulated region of the flat contact along the axial direction are rounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Kindermann, Uwe Pitzul, Uwe Raschke, Marek Ciezarek
  • Publication number: 20150129063
    Abstract: A cover of a fuel supply module is adapted to disable a flow path through a designated port. An element is press-fit into the designated port to plug the designated port, and thermoplastic material is molded over an interface defined between the element and the designated port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Mason, David Toutant, Daniel E. Smith, JR.
  • Patent number: 9023264
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the production of an article enclosing built-in fitment components in the form of a hollow body of thermoplastic material. The hollow body is preferably in the form of a fuel tank. The process includes the extrusion of one or more preforms in web or tube form of plasticized material between the opened portions of a mold tool forming a cavity, wherein at least one built-in fitment component to be enclosed by the finished article is placed between the portions of the mold tool and the tool is closed around the preforms and the built-in fitment component, wherein the preforms within the cavity enclosed by the tool acquire the external configuration of the article. The built-in fitment component is pressed during or directly after the shaping operation against the inside wall of the article while still plastic so that the plastic material of the hollow body penetrates through at least one recess or opening of the built-in fitment component and flows therebehind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Borchert, Timo Kramer, Klaus Gebert, Dirk Eulitz, Gerd Wolter, Harald Lorenz, Deniz Bienhuls, Christoph Mehren, Robert Lower
  • Publication number: 20150118479
    Abstract: A composite of metal and resin is provided. The composite of metal and resin includes a metal piece and a resin piece, and the surface of the metal piece includes a number of micropores. Each micropore includes a first inclining hole and a second inclining hole, and the first inclining hole and the second inclining hole are disposed inclined with the surface of the metal piece. The first inclining hole and the second inclining hole are disposed symmetrical around an axis perpendicular to the surface of the metal piece, and communicate with each other on the surface of the metal piece. The resin piece is embedded to the micropores to combine with the metal piece. The bonding strength of the composite of metal and resin is increased. A method of manufacturing the composite of metal and resin is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: KAR-WAI HON
  • Patent number: 9003624
    Abstract: A gangable composite clip for attaching decking. The clip includes a bottom and a top. The bottom is made of a first material. The top is made of a second material. The first material of the bottom is different than the second material of the top. The first material of the bottom engages in the second material of the top during manufacturing so as to attach the bottom to the top and form the gangable composite clip without a need for any other means to attach the bottom to the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Wadsworth
  • Publication number: 20150076733
    Abstract: A method for making teat unit including providing a support body and a securing part, the support body including a plurality of recesses, forming a teat by overmolding the teat over the support body and over the recesses of the support body so that the teat covers the recesses, and overmolding the teat over an upper edge of the securing part, thereby forming a connection between the securing part and the support body which connects the securing part to the support body. In another method, the support body and the securing part are already one single piece and the teat is overmolded at least over the support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: René FISCHER, Etienne FURRER, Bernhard EMMENEGGER
  • Publication number: 20150060574
    Abstract: A component having an insert part and an overmold that extends at least partly around the insert part, the insert part having at least one groove and the groove having an undercut at at least one edge, and the overmold at least partly filling the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bodch GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Kromer
  • Publication number: 20150056089
    Abstract: Described is a method for manufacturing a diaphragm assembly through the use of injection molding. The method can avoid the use of PTFE as a chemically resistant coating. Further, the method can increase overall adherence of a polymer diaphragm to an insert through the use of an interference surface on at least the surface of a head of the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert E. Gledhill, III, John T. Nguyen, Steve L. Smith
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140354004
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wear-resistant lining element which is intended for a surface subjected to wear and which has an outwardly directed surface, over which material in the form of pieces or particles, such as crushed ore and crushed rock material, is intended to move. The wear-resistant lining element comprises elastomeric material, and is characterized in that it has a metal profile at least partly embedded along an edge of the wear-resistant lining element by vulcanization or hardening. The invention also relates to a wear-resistant lining, a truck haul body and a method for manufacturing a wear-resistant lining element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: METSO MINERALS (SWEDEN) AB
    Inventors: Anders Burstrom, Jonas Hansson, Henrik Persson
  • Publication number: 20140328149
    Abstract: Timepiece wheel (1) overmoulded onto an arbour (2). The wheel is plastic injection overmoulded onto a washer (3) fitted onto said arbour (2). Said washer (3) is of lower density than that of said arbour (2). Said washer (3) includes at least one plane surface (4) forming a bearing and sealing surface (40) for cooperating in a sealed manner with an injection mould for the overmoulding operation. A particular version is an escape wheel whose teeth are formed during overmoulding onto said arbour (2) and said washer (3), and it includes an escape pinion (5) mounted in abutment on said washer (3) or integral with said washer (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ETA SA MANUFACTURE HORLOGERE SUISSE
    Inventors: Ivan Villar, Laurent Kaelin, Xavier Tinguely
  • Publication number: 20140305366
    Abstract: A counterweight structure of a traffic cone contains a base pre-molded and placed into a conical mold so as to injection mold a conical post. The base includes a groove for connecting with the conical post, a connecting piece mounted around the groove, and a plurality of retaining tabs arranged on the connecting piece. Each retaining tab has a neck portion coupled with the groove, and between any two abutting retaining tabs is defined an elongated hole communicating with the connecting piece, two orifices are arranged on two sides of the neck of the each retaining tab and communicate with the connecting piece, such that when the conical post is injection molded to cover the base, the connecting piece, the plurality of retaining tabs and a plurality of retaining tabs horizontally retain together, and a plurality of orifices are provided to vertically connect the conical post and the base together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: JING NAN TRAFFIC ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shu-Nan KUO
  • Publication number: 20140274501
    Abstract: A toy projectile and method of making the toy projectile is provided herein. The toy projectile having: an elongated dart body secured to a tip assembly, the tip assembly comprising: a tip insert secured to a forward end of the elongated dart body and a tip secured to the tip insert, wherein the tip comprises a styrene ethylene butylene styrene copolymer (SEBS rubber) tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kin Fai Chang, Chun Wing Wong, Peter Kit Fan, Him Fung Hau
  • Publication number: 20140256487
    Abstract: A method for producing a tensioning or guide rail with a base body, and a vibration absorber arranged on the base body is provided, comprising the steps of: providing a base body, at least partially embedding the base body into plastic material that is in a flowable state, and hardening the plastic material to obtain a vibration absorber that is captively arranged on the base body. The method also relates to a respective rail and to a continuous drive for a combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Sandra KETTERL, Pia GRULER, Michael WEIKERT, Ralph SCHNEIDER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140227030
    Abstract: A frame for a cover for one of a catch basin and a manhole having an inlet, the frame comprising: a frame skeleton having a hollow body having a first end and a second end, the second end being adapted to be inserted into the inlet of the catch basin or manhole, the frame skeleton having at least one flange extending laterally outwardly from the first end of the hollow body and a concrete sleeve disposed around the hollow body on an external surface thereof, the concrete sleeve being adapted to be disposed between the inlet of the one of the catch basin and manhole and the at least one flange, the concrete sleeve having a top surface abutting the under surface of the at least one flange, the under surface of at least one flange covering the top surface of the concrete sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CANADA PIPE COMPANY ULC
    Inventor: Pierre-Laurent BEAUDOIN
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8758149
    Abstract: A coupling transmits torque between shafts approximately aligned on a shaft axis. The coupling has a center axis approximately aligned with the shaft axis and a center element formed from an elastomer material. The center element has first and second axial sides. A clamp ring extends axially from each side of the center element along the coupling center axis. The clamp rings may include slots for fasteners for mounting the coupling to shaft hubs. The clamp ring has a flange portion embedded within the center element. Each clamp ring flange portion extends substantially away from the coupling center axis within the center element. An amount of extension away from the coupling center axis is selected to provide the coupling with a desired torsional stiffness characteristic. In accordance with a method, the coupling is formed by selecting the flange portions that will provide the coupling with a desired torsional stiffness characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Baldor Electric Company
    Inventors: William Gregory Hewitt, Donald L. Nisley
  • Patent number: 8747718
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic hollow part (1) and to a method for the manufacture of a plastic hollow part, wherein plastic material is introduced into a molding tool by means of a blowing or injection molding process, forming a hollow connection contour (10) and the plastic is formed into a hollow part (1), wherein a support ring (4) is molded into the area of the connection contour (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Jessberger, Markus Hanselmann, Horst Danneberg, Guido Regener, Maik Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20140137727
    Abstract: Blast-resistant reinforced cementitious panels are disclosed. The panels include reinforcing structures including wire grid assemblies and connecting wires. The reinforcing structures may be pre-formed prior to the addition of the cementitious material to the reinforcing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Riley
  • Patent number: 8728608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a profile element, in particular a construction profile, for example a dry construction profile, a profile for facades or a rendering profile, comprising, in particular a metallic profile body (17, 18) and at least one sealing element (9, 10, 11). Said sealing element is fixed. at least to a longitudinal side of the profile body and is made of a plastic. Openings (13) are embodied in. the longitudinal side of the profile body and the sealing element comprises projections (12) that are embodied as a single piece with the sealing elements for fixing to the profile body (17, 18, 20) on the side of said sealing elements that face the profile body (17, 18, 20), said projections protruding through the openings. The invention also relates to a method for producing said type of profile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Protektorwerk Florenz Maisch GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christof Maisch
  • Publication number: 20140078871
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a method for forming a watch strap part includes the steps of: placing an insert plate within a mold; and injecting a moldable material into the mold around the insert plate so as to at least partially embed the insert plate and form a body of the watch strap part with the insert plate defining a floor of a recessed portion formed in the body of the watch strap part. The recessed portion is configured to receive a decorative insert that is securely attached to the insert plate and provides a decorative appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Pascal Savoy
  • Patent number: 8663525
    Abstract: Drip emitter having a pressure compensating element that does not contact the enclosing pipe. First known drip emitter formed from a two-shot injection mold process that includes a deformable element, membrane, compressible element or pressure compensating element that compensates pressure or flow of water against a stiff injection molded surface that is part of the drip emitter body. In addition, this is the first drip emitter (two-shot or otherwise) that includes a compensating surface that is not parallel to the membrane, i.e., at an angle to the plane of the pressure compensating element. May include fluid retainment valve, ventable/anti-siphon/non-drain or other, as part of second injection with second or third material. Allows for simple injection mold construction and eliminates need for ISO conditioning to properly seat the membrane before testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shay Mamo
    Inventor: Shay Mamo
  • Patent number: 8656588
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flange for a fuel pump module, which includes an adhesion enhancing member so that there is no gap between a power supply terminal and a resin material for forming a flange, thus further increasing injection efficiency and sealing performance. A method of manufacturing such a flange is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Coavis
    Inventors: Ha Young Cho, Jae Won Choi, Jin Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 8658072
    Abstract: A support gasket for use with a concrete panel mold system comprises an inner stiffener bar and engagement structure, attached to or formed integrally with the stiffening bar. The engagement structure is operable to engage an adjacent material. A pliable gasket material is disposed about the inner stiffening bar and is positively engaged with the engagement structure to secure the gasket material to the stiffening bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verti-Crete, LLC
    Inventors: William Brent Baker, Mike Sharp, Daniel M. Balls, Laurie Balls
  • Patent number: 8652383
    Abstract: To provide an insert part weld molding method for reliably welding an insert part to a blow molded object while preventing an unwelded portion from being created at a circumferential edge of the insert part in a thickness direction thereof. An insert part weld molding method welds a blow molded object to an insert part 3 set in a mold 7, wherein a molding surface 7a of the mold 7 is set higher than a front surface 6d of a portion to be welded of the insert part 3, and an entire surface of a circumferential edge 6b of the insert part 3 in the thickness direction thereof and a parison 11 of the blow molded object are brought into a gapless welded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidesaburo Gotsu
  • Patent number: 8641955
    Abstract: A process for producing molded products having portions formed with two separate materials is provided. The process involves forming a first component over a structural core in a first step, and forming a second component that is secured to the first component and the core in a second step. The second component can be formed directly over the first component or can be secured thereto after formation. The first and second components can additionally be formed with indicia thereon, or with recesses within which inserts containing the desired indicia can be positioned. Additionally, the first component can be formed with a ridge disposed on a projection formed on the first component that effectively seals off a portion of the first component when the second component is formed around the core and the first component to ensure the portion of the first component surrounded by the ridge remains visible after formation of the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Gauthier Biomedical Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Steven S. Landowski
  • Patent number: 8636936
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a laminated composite body including a metal foil and a plurality of fiber plies. The method includes perforating a sheet of metal foil, stacking the perforated metal foil sheet and the plurality of fiber plies in face to face relation in a predetermined order and orientation, and infusing resin into the stacked sheet and plies so that resin flows through the perforations in the metal foil sheet and intersperses between the plurality of fiber plies to form the laminated composite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andrew E. Modin, Robert D. Hawkins, Robert G. Albers, Jack A. Woods
  • Patent number: 8623263
    Abstract: A process for curing a porous muffler preform defined by a plurality of glass fibers and a heat-curing thermoset or thermoplastic materials applied to the plurality of glass fibers is disclosed herein. The process includes the step of enclosing the muffler preform in a chamber. The process also includes the step of surrounding the muffler preform with steam. The process also includes the step of causing steam to enter the muffler preform from multiple directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Norman T. Huff, Janakikodandaram Karra
  • Patent number: 8623254
    Abstract: A method for producing a magnetic field sensor for use in drive train of a motor vehicle includes encapsulating an electrical assembly and an end of a connecting cable via injection molding and integrally extruding a fastening tab. After a first injection step in which the electrical assembly and the connecting cable are encapsulated in a core-type first molded part, a second injection molding step in implemented in which a fastening tab is integrally formed via injection molding on the core-type insertion part in a specifiable longitudinal and/or angular position. The core-like insertion part is held in the injection mold in a longitudinally displaceable and/or rotatable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Goetz, Steffen Schulze, Daniel Matthie, Markus Kny, Frank Weishaeutel
  • Patent number: 8617670
    Abstract: An emblem assembly configured for attachment to a vehicle includes a first element configured for attachment to the vehicle and a second element configured for attachment to the first element. The first element has a first surface and a second surface recessed from the first surface. The second element has a third surface, a fourth surface spaced apart from the third surface, and a fifth surface extending between the third and fourth surfaces. The emblem assembly further includes a coating disposed on the third surface, and a molded resin disposed adjacent and in fixed contact with each of the fifth surface and the coating to contiguously encapsulate the coating and at least a portion of the fifth surface, wherein the molded resin is bondable to the first element. A method of forming the emblem assembly is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Szymberski
  • Patent number: 8617671
    Abstract: An emblem assembly configured for attachment to a vehicle includes a first element and a second element. The first element is configured for attachment to the vehicle and has a first surface and a second surface recessed from the first surface. The second element is configured for attachment to the first element and has a third surface, a fourth surface spaced apart from the third surface, and a fifth surface extending between the third and fourth surfaces, wherein the fifth surface is spaced apart from the second surface to define a channel therebetween. The assembly includes a first coating disposed on the third surface and a tape disposed in contact with at least a portion of each of the second surface, the first coating, and the fifth surface to thereby fill at least a portion of the channel. A method of forming the assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Bruce N. Greve, Kitty L. Gong
  • Publication number: 20130330464
    Abstract: An external covering and method of making an external covering for hiding the internal endoskeleton of a mechanical (e.g., prosthetic) device that exhibits skin-like qualities is provided. The external covering generally comprises an internal bulk layer in contact with the endoskeleton of the prosthetic device and an external skin layer disposed about the internal bulk layer. The external skin layer is comprised of a polymer composite with carbon nanotubes embedded therein. The outer surface of the skin layer has multiple cone-shaped projections that provide the external skin layer with superhydrophobicity. The carbon nanotubes are preferably vertically aligned between the inner surface and outer surface of the external skin layer in order to provide the skin layer with the ability to transmit heat. Superhydrophobic powders may optionally be used as part of the polymer composite or applied as a coating to the surface of the skin layer to enhance superhydrophobicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Simpson, Ilia N. Ivanov, Jason Shibata
  • Publication number: 20130328239
    Abstract: An external covering and method of making an external covering for hiding the internal endoskeleton of a mechanical (e.g., prosthetic) device that exhibits skin-like qualities is provided. The external covering generally comprises an internal bulk layer in contact with the endoskeleton of the prosthetic device and an external skin layer disposed about the internal bulk layer. The external skin layer is comprised of a polymer composite with carbon nanotubes embedded therein. The outer surface of the skin layer has multiple cone-shaped projections that provide the external skin layer with superhydrophobicity. The carbon nanotubes are preferably vertically aligned between the inner surface and outer surface of the external skin layer in order to provide the skin layer with the ability to transmit heat. Superhydrophobic powders may optionally be used as part of the polymer composite or applied as a coating to the surface of the skin layer to enhance superhydrophobicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Simpson, Ilia N. Ivanov, Jason Shibata
  • Publication number: 20130324280
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. A face member formed primarily of a metallic material forms the face, and a body member is connected to the face member and extends rearward from the face member to form at least a portion of the body. The body member is formed at least partially of a polymer material, and has a doped portion containing a doping material dispersed within the polymer material. The doping material may have a different density than the polymer material, such that the doped portion has a different density than the portions of the body member not containing the doping material. A co-molding method may be used to form the ball striking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Michael E. Finn, David N. Franklin, Raymond J. Sander, Jeremy Snyder
  • Publication number: 20130270737
    Abstract: The invention relates in particular to a gaming chip comprising a weighting disc (3), the dimensions of which are smaller than those of the chip, the weighting disc (3) being embedded in the thickness of said chip. The chip is notable in that it comprises a continuous ring (5) which is formed from a transparent material, extends through the thickness of the chip and surrounds the weighting disc (3) as closely as possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Pierre Chapet, Christophe Leparoux
  • Publication number: 20130255177
    Abstract: A multi-component composite block includes a pair of opposed and parallel masonry face panels amalgamated with transverse non-masonry truss-webs or a truss-module including a plurality of joined non-masonry truss-webs. Truss-webs and/or truss-module are delivered within the mold assembly and aligned, retained, and held fast in place by mold apparatuses. Portions of truss-web and/or truss-module unite together with mold apparatuses to shape partitioned residual cavity spaces for the addition of concrete block forming material to form face panels. The truss-web members and/or truss-module have configured elements that integrate with the concrete mass of the face shells providing a permanent amalgamated bond. The assembled multi-component composite block is rigidly stable, durable, structural, lightweight, and thermally efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Kerry VonDross
  • Patent number: 8535034
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to intrinsic injection molding gates and a method of overmolding cordage. More specifically, this disclosure relates to a mold configuration wherein the viscous material is first injected into a distributor collar and then into a plurality of intrinsic injection molding gates with are formed between the injection mold and the cordage to be overmolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Karl Hellberg, Cody Archibald
  • Patent number: 8506863
    Abstract: A method for adhering two layers of materials is described. An additional layer of material deposited on one of the layers is used. The additional layer of material is perforated and undercut by etching away one of the layers thereby generating anchor shaped holes. The other layer is then deposited on the additional layer filling the anchor shaped holes therefore, providing adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Axel Scherer, Aditya Rajagopal
  • Publication number: 20130192151
    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: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: UNISTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Unistress Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130196110
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a fastening strap for used in a foam article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Taiwan Paiho Limited
    Inventor: Taiwan Paiho Limited
  • Patent number: 8486320
    Abstract: A spindle motor tray adhesive dispensing method and supplementary apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base block and a pressure block. The base block supports the tray to be processed, having a blind hole for receiving one end of the center axle of the tray and three adhesive troughs around the blind hole. The pressure block pressed on the tray above the base block and axially movable relative to the base block, having a guide hole for receiving the other end of the center axle of the tray. An open space is defined above the base block around the pressure block within which an adhesive dispenser is movable to dispense a polymer adhesive to the through holes on the tray and the adhesive troughs of the base block to form rubber pads at the tray when cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Tricore Corporation
    Inventor: David Huang