Positioning Or Maintaining Position Of Preform Relative To Mold Surface Patents (Class 264/275)
  • Patent number: 11820065
    Abstract: A manufacturing method is configured to include arranging a conductive circuit-attached film, in which a conductive circuit having stretchability is formed on a base film, on a molding surface of a first mold having the molding surface for forming an internal surface of a preform; mold-clamping the first mold and a second mold paired with the first mold; molding the preform by injecting molten resin into a cavity formed by the mold-clamping; mold-opening the first mold and the second mold; taking out a conductive circuit-attached preform in which the conductive circuit-attached film and the preform are integrated; and blow-molding the conductive circuit-attached preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NISSHA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuzo Taniguchi, Satoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 11732614
    Abstract: A fixture assembly includes a support stand, a support platform and a platform adaptor. The support platform is rotatably coupled to the support stand and rotatable about an axis. The support platform extends circumferentially about a centerline angularly offset from the axis. The support platform extends longitudinally along the centerline to a platform top surface. The platform adaptor is disposed on the platform top surface and attached to the support platform. The platform adaptor includes a case receptacle formed by an adaptor top surface and an adaptor shoulder surface. The platform adaptor extends longitudinally along the centerline to the adaptor top surface where the adaptor top surface is configured to longitudinally engage and support the case. The platform adaptor extends radially relative to the centerline to the adaptor shoulder surface where the adaptor shoulder surface is configured to radially engage and position the case on the adaptor top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Francois Massicotte, Alexandre Marsan
  • Patent number: 11491540
    Abstract: Provided is a sizing apparatus including: a die set including a die plate that holds a die provided with a through hole to which a workpiece is to be supplied, and upper and lower punches that are to be inserted into the through hole to press the workpiece; a press main body that includes punch driving mechanisms that actuate the punches and in which the die set is configured to be attached to and detached from a predetermined position; and a turntable that is rotated on the die plate and supplies a workpiece to the die and discharges a workpiece from the die. The die set includes the turntable, and a supporting base on which the turntable is placed. The supporting base includes an axis positioning portion that is provided coaxially with a central axis of the turntable and positions the central axis at a predetermined position of the supporting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC SINTERED ALLOY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Hayashi, Kenji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11478995
    Abstract: A process for the production of composite materials at low temperatures, as well as a composite material obtained by the process and articles of manufacture comprising the composite material are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andreas Ferencz, Mike Wienand, Pascal Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11298896
    Abstract: A pressing member is configured to press a portion-to-be-pressed of a continuous-fiber sheet against a recessed surface of a first mold in a state where the continuous-fiber sheet is placed between the first mold and a second mold. A pulling member is configured to bring the continuous-fiber sheet into close contact with the main surface and the recessed surface by pulling a portion of the continuous-fiber sheet located on an outer peripheral side of the portion-to-be-pressed after the pressing member presses the portion-to-be-pressed against the recessed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Shotaro Ishikawa, Masataka Asai
  • Patent number: 11286633
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system with markers for placing a retaining pile with asymmetrical reinforcement and method for using same, so that the reinforcement is disposed in the correct position. The system comprises at least one positioned separator and a marker-separator attached to transverse reinforcing means, at least one marker disposed on a guide wall or sleeve, the marker-separator being aligned with the marker or separated by a distance equal to or less than a predetermined safety value. The method for using the system comprises the steps of: positioning a separator and attaching a marker-separator to the transverse reinforcing means, positioning the marker on the guide wall or sleeve; aligning the marker-separator with the marker or positioning at a distance equal to or less than a predetermined safety value, when the asymmetrical reinforcement is placed inside the guide wall or sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ASC GRUPO ERSI, S.L.U.
    Inventors: Enrique Hernández Montes, Rosa Maria Pascual Vicente
  • Patent number: 11241986
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system may include a seat part having a trim material positioned over a base material. A method for producing the seating system may include configuring an attachment arrangement to have an adhesive material and a non-adhesive material bonded to the adhesive material. The method may also include molding the base material onto the non-adhesive material such that a surface of the adhesive material faces outward away from the base material. The trim material may be disposed over the base material such that a back side of the trim material is adhered to the adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Asad S. Ali, Mark Allyn Folkert, Todd W. Waelde
  • Patent number: 10960934
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement comprising a rigid polymeric structure having a longitudinal axis and including a lower portion and an upper portion each of the lower and upper portions including a top surface and bottom surface, an expandable adhesive material located onto a portion of each of the top and bottom surface of each of the upper and lower portions, wherein the rigid polymeric stricture includes a plurality of ribs and the top edge of one or more of the ribs is co-planar with the expandable adhesive material prior to activation of the expandable adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Shantz
  • Patent number: 10800078
    Abstract: A terminal insert article includes a metal terminal, and a resin molded article in which the terminal is inserted. The molded article is formed by injection molding. When a position of the molded article into which molten resin is injected at time of the injection molding is referred to as a resin injection position, the resin injection position is formed in a projecting shape. The molded article includes a spherical surface part at an opposite position from the resin injection position. The spherical surface part has a spherical surface shape swollen out in a direction away from the resin injection position. A component that constitutes a rotation angle sensor, which detects a rotation angle of a rotatably-supported shaft, is inserted in the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehito Mizunuma, Takamitsu Kubota, Yoshiyuki Kono, Haruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10802419
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a developer container including a frame configured to define a developer containing portion, a first electrode, and a second electrode arranged on a surface of the frame and having a surface opposed to the first electrode, a developer amount in the developer containing portion being detected based on a capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode, the method including: holding a conductive resin member constituting the second electrode on a mold configured to mold the frame, a surface of the conductive resin member being in contact with a surface of the mold configured to mold a surface of the frame on a side of the developer containing portion; injecting a resin to be formed into the frame, into the mold on which the conductive resin member is held; and curing the resin to form the frame to which the second electrode is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taku Watanabe, Masahito Kato, Go Shindo, Atsushi Toda, Katsuichi Abe, Motonari Ito, Akira Suzuki, Junichi Matsumura, Naoki Matsumaru
  • Patent number: 10752072
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an electrified vehicle with a vibration isolator within a frame of the vehicle and a corresponding method. An electrified vehicle according to this disclosure includes a frame with a rail, a vibration isolator within the rail, and a battery pack connected to the rail by way of the vibration isolator. Among other benefits, mounting the vibration isolator within the rail increases the amount of available packaging space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Charles Samyn, Jeffrey Ronald Bohmer
  • Patent number: 10709243
    Abstract: A molded panel resembling a natural wickerwork panel, a furniture article comprising such a panel and a method for its manufacture, the panel comprising a plurality of warp strands and a plurality of weft strands interlacing the warp strands, such that at locations where warp and weft strands intersect they form together an integrated, solid molded material location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KETER PLASTIC LTD.
    Inventor: Efraim Haimoff
  • Patent number: 10632702
    Abstract: A molded product processing system is configured to apply a post process to a molded product molded by a compression-molding machine. The system includes modules each including a conveying mechanism configured to convey a plurality of molded products P kept aligned, and a processing mechanism confronting a travel route of the molded products conveyed by the conveying mechanism and configured to apply a predetermined post process to each of the conveyed molded products, in which upstream one of the modules and downstream one of the modules are connected to allow the molded products having gone through certain processing at the upstream one of the modules to be delivered to the downstream one of the modules and be subjected to a different predetermined processing at one of the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KIKUSUI SEISAKUSHO LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimada, Tomohiro Kakitani, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hitoshi Kusunoki, Satoru Watano
  • Patent number: 10617210
    Abstract: A molded panel resembling a natural wickerwork panel, a furniture article comprising such a panel and a method for its manufacture, the panel comprising a plurality of warp strands and a plurality of weft strands interlacing the warp strands, such that at locations where warp and weft strands intersect they form together an integrated, solid molded material location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KETER PLASTIC LTD.
    Inventor: Efraim Haimoff
  • Patent number: 10604045
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a vehicle seat cushion assembly includes providing a perforated outer material to define an outer seating surface. A backing material is sewn to the outer material using a first sewing line against which a wadding material is placed in a central region of the cushion. The wadding material is further secured by a hook and loop fastening product to the backing material. To secure the wadding material, a second sewing line is run. Left and right wadding materials are placed between the sewing lines and the edges of the cushion. Additional sewing lines laterally cross the longitudinal sewing lines to imbue the cushion with a wrist watch-like appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose Marques, Nathalie Navarro
  • Patent number: 10493797
    Abstract: A hybrid wheel for vehicles that includes a unitary lug structure, with a mount face and a dish section of the lug structure extending therefrom. The lug structure is usually a cast aluminum alloy. A wheel structure including a high strength polymer encapsulates a portion of the lug structure dish section. Rim ring(s) are included in the wheel structure and are preferably made of a fiber reinforced high strength polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Davis, Naren Ambati, Walter Koc, Richard J. Kilshaw, Matthew J. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10272603
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated glass with a resin frame includes a disposing step of disposing a laminated glass inside a shaping mold in which a cavity into which a resin material for a resin frame is injected is formed, an injection step of injecting the resin material into the cavity from a first surface side of the laminated glass or an end face side of the laminated glass, a blocking step of blocking a flow of the resin material in at least a part of a peripheral portion of the laminated glass to prevent the resin material from reaching an outer peripheral region on a second surface opposite to the first surface, and an opposing force applying step of applying an opposing force from an opposing force applying position on the second surface and inside of the outer peripheral region of the laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Jiro Okuda
  • Patent number: 10232531
    Abstract: A method may involve positioning a structure on a plurality of protrusions that extend from a surface of a molding piece, wherein the structure comprises a sensor or an electronic component; forming, using the molding piece, a body-mountable device by forming a polymer layer around the structure positioned on the plurality of protrusions, such that the structure is at least partially enclosed by the polymer layer, wherein the polymer layer defines a first side of the body-mountable device and a second side of the body-mountable device opposite the first side, and wherein the surface of the molding piece supports the polymer layer as the polymer layer is being formed; and removing the body-mountable device from the molding piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: James Etzkorn, Daniel Patrick Barrows
  • Patent number: 10207049
    Abstract: A single core pin assembly (10) having a first core pin (12) and at least one second core pin (14), the first core pin (12) having a first end (16), a second end (18) and a first core pin body (20). The first core pin body (20) connects the first end (16) and the second end (18). The second core pin (14) has a first end (24), a second end (26), and a second core pin body (28) connecting the second core pin first end (24) and the second core pin second end (26). The second core pin first end (24) is configured to join with the first core pin first end (16) to form a common downstream channel (30). The core pin (10) may be placed in a mold and surrounded by a flowable material (e.g. plastic) to form a work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald McMichael, Katherine L. Dziak
  • Patent number: 10118326
    Abstract: A mold fabrication element has a hollowed volume defining a respective continuous inner surface. A fabricator resource disposes the mold fabrication element into a cavity of an injection mold assembly; surface contours on the inner surface of cavity as well as the respective continuous inner surface of the mold fabrication element exposed in the cavity define an outer surface of a resulting injection molded part. To create the injection molded part, the fabricator resource injects liquefied material into the cavity. The injected material contacts the continuous inner surface of the hollowed volume in the mold fabrication element as well as the surface contours of the cavity. After the injected material solidifies, the fabricator resource removes a combination of the injection molded part and the mold fabrication element. The fabricator resource separates the mold fabrication element from the injection molded part for further processing and use of the injection molded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith R. Washburn
  • Patent number: 9914405
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assembly for a flexible decorative inner panel and a support such as the inner wall of a vehicle door for example. The panel comprises at least one support layer obtained in a foam or similar material and a layer of adhesive on said lower face of the support layer in order to allow bonding of the panel on the support. The support has a groove to receive the peripheral edge of the panel. The panel, at its periphery on its lower face, includes a non-adhesive strip having a width substantially equal to the overhang of the panel relative to the outer wall of the groove. During placement of said panel, the latter is not bonded on the support outside the groove, and after the peripheral edge of the panel becomes embedded in the groove, the adhesive layer bonds to the inner wall of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ADHEX TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Xavier Azevedo, Roland de la Brosse
  • Patent number: 9902821
    Abstract: A composition [composition (C)] comprising at least one poly(aryl ether ketone) polymer having a melt flow rate (MFR) equal to or higher than 8 g/10 min at 400.degree. C. and under a load of 2.16 kg, [(PAEKHMF) polymer], from 0.1 to 50 wt. % of at least one poly(tetrafluoroethylene) polymer having a D50 particle size equal to or below 10.mu.m, and having a melt viscosity equal to or lower than 1.times.105 Pas at 372.degree. C., from 0 to 50% wt. % of at least one poly(aryl ether sulfone) polymer having a melt flow of at least 15 g/10 min at 365 degree C. and under a load of 5.0 kg, [(PAES) polymer], from 0 to 50% wt. % of at least one reinforcing filler, with the proviso that—should the composition (C) comprise a (PAES) polymer having MFR of more than 22 g/10 min, then the (PTFE) polymer is present in an amount of less than 40 wt. %, and—should the composition (C) comprise a (PAES) polymer having MFR of 22 g/10 min or less, then the (PTFE) polymer is present in an amount of less than 30 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Ahmed Khan, Duane A. Fish, Mohammad Jamal El-Hibri
  • Patent number: 9849615
    Abstract: In a sawing cord the three constituting elements of steel cord, sawing bead and sleeve polymer in between the beads must work optimally together. In order to improve the injection molding quality the inventors disclose an injection mold wherein the injection channels inject polymer from opposite sides of the steel cord into the injection cavity. The injection mold comprises two half molds that form the injection cavity when closed. Different preferred embodiments are described inclusive the use of channels having a tree structure, preferably a binary channel tree, preferably a balanced binary tree and most preferred a balanced binary tree with equal length pathways from feed channel to each injection channel. The use of heated channels is disclosed and the rules for balancing between the number of heated versus non-heated channels are explained. Furthermore the method to use such mold and the product resulting from the use of the mold are claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Dieter Ghillebert, Raf Clauws, Tom Baekelandt
  • Patent number: 9835530
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an embedded sample block includes providing a carrier. The carrier has a sample accommodating area and a marking area. The sample accommodating area has a first groove and the marking area has second grooves. A sample is disposed in the first groove and a molding plate standing around the carrier is formed. The molding plate surrounds the sample accommodating area and the marking area and forms an opening exposing the sample, the first groove and the second grove. A molding material is formed inside the opening, such that the molding material covers the sample and is filled into the first and second grooves. The molding material is solidified and the molding plate is removed to obtain the embedded sample block. In addition, a sample sheet sliced from the embedded sample block is also mentioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BIO MATERIALS ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 9739214
    Abstract: A combination lever for a carburetor is an integrated shutoff lever and fuel valve. The combination lever includes a longitudinal portion for a handle and a cylindrical portion including a fuel path for the fuel valve. A carburetor casing is shaped to form a valve chamber and a carburetor chamber. The valve chamber supports the cylindrical portion. A directional cavity formed in the cylindrical portion of the combination lever regulates a flow of fuel to the carburetor chamber according to a rotation of the combination lever. At one position the directional cavity opens the fuel path so that fuel flows into the carburetor chamber. At another position the directional cavity closes the fuel path so that the flow of fuel is blocked. The combination lever may also include an abutment portion to engage a switch for completing an electrical shutoff path to an engine coupled to the carburetor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Kohler, Co.
    Inventors: Chris Mitchell, Gary Stenz, Daniel F. Krueger
  • Patent number: 9638085
    Abstract: A diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank for an off-road vehicle including a first conduit channel molded into an exterior surface of the DEF tank, at a first depth, in which the first conduit channel is configured to guide a first conduit along the exterior surface of the DEF tank. The DEF tank further including a second conduit channel molded into the exterior surface of the DEF tank at a second depth, different than the first depth, in which the second conduit channel is configured to guide a second conduit, and the first depth and the second depth are selected to create a vertical gap between the first conduit and the second conduit at an intersection of the conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Ralph Hertsgaard, Jason Keith Novacek, David Donald Blomberg, John Thomas Rasset, Erik Andrew Larson, Paul Eugene Wibbels, Daniel LaRoy Hinz, Jay Michael Larson, David Larry Tveito, David Edward Susag, Russell Victor Stoltman, Chad Alry Bautz, Nathaniel James Keller, David Sheldon Booth
  • Patent number: 9617928
    Abstract: Systems are provided for EGR mass and air mass estimation during steady state and transient operations. By utilizing a combination sensor comprising of a manifold absolute pressure sensing element and a differential pressure sensing element sharing a common pressure chamber with connections to the intake manifold, errors in EGR mass estimation may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Freeman Carter Gates, Dennis Vroman, Fadi Maroun Naddaf, Gitanjli McRoy
  • Patent number: 9457532
    Abstract: The invention provides a mold for injection-molding a golf ball, which mold has a cavity inner wall with a vertical diameter connecting both poles in a vertical direction thereof that is longer than a horizontal diameter connecting both poles in a horizontal direction thereof. A method of manufacturing golf balls using such a mold is also provided. The use of this mold eliminates molding problems that arise when molding the outermost cover layer of a golf ball, enabling the cover to be stably molded and also making it possible to easily and reliably obtain golf balls of high symmetry in which a cover of uniform thickness has been formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuki Kasashima, Yoshio Motegi
  • Patent number: 9409362
    Abstract: Golf balls and systems for applying one or more polymer layers to a golf ball construct are disclosed. As but one example of disclosed systems, a method of forming a golf ball construct includes positioning a core or mantle portion of a golf ball in a cavity, opening a valve gate adjacent the cavity to cause viscous polymer to flow through the valve gate, into a short runner and into one or more radial runners that at least partially surround a circumference of the cavity. The polymer layer is allowed to solidify to form a solidified polymer layer, and the golf ball construct is removed from the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun J. Kim, Jaerim Kim
  • Patent number: 9364978
    Abstract: Methods and structures are shown for a variety of ways to arrange a label in a mould cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: POLYMAC B.V.
    Inventor: Willem Van Den Brink
  • Patent number: 9248621
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for transferring, depositing and positioning films that are used as cores in coating-core tablets, in matrices of tablet presses, said device comprising at least three modules, a. module 1 (11) comprising at least one storage unit that contains the films, and/or at least one supply unit that supplies the films for transfer by a second module, b. module 2 (12) comprising at least one transfer unit, at least one conveyor belt (17) and at least one intake wheel (22), c. module 3 (13) comprising at least one controllable vacuum head (25) which comprises a removal device that removes the films from the carriers (28) of module 2 (12) using a vacuum and deposits them in the matrices of the tablet press (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: KORSCH AG
    Inventors: Michael Schmett, Stefan Mies, Wolfgang Korsch
  • Patent number: 9056414
    Abstract: Exemplary hot pressing equipment for forming spherical portions of light guide bodies includes a top pressing plate, a bottom pressing plate facing to the top pressing plate, a heating unit located in the top pressing plate or the bottom pressing plate to raise the temperature of the top pressing plate and the bottom pressing plate, and a cooling tube located between the top pressing plate and the bottom pressing plate. Grooves having spherical end surfaces array on the top pressing plate and the bottom pressing plate. The cooling tube delivers cooling fluid to reduce the temperature of the top pressing plate and the bottom pressing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yung-Chang Tseng
  • Publication number: 20150144348
    Abstract: A ball sealer for hydrocarbon resource recovery, comprising: a generally spherical entire structure including at least two layers of a spherical core and a surface resin layer covering the spherical core, of which at least the surface resin layer comprises a polyglycolic acid resin; and having a diameter of at least about 25 mm (1 inch). The ball sealer is produced through a process comprising the steps of: disposing a spherical core by a support pin at a substantially central position within a mold cavity, injecting a surface resin comprising a polyglycolic acid resin into the cavity surrounding the spherical core, causing the support pin to retreat up to a wall surface of mold cavity in synchronism with a completion of the injection of the surface resin, and then hardening the surface resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Masayuki Okura, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 9028735
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a processes for manufacturing golf balls having multi-layered covers including a very thin outermost thermoplastic cover layer and a thermoset uniformly contoured inner cover layer having a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • Patent number: 9028737
    Abstract: Provided is a technology with which, when producing a resin molded article, the inside of which is provided with an insert component such as a terminal fitting, it is possible to prevent the insert component from being exposed at an inappropriate position, and to ensure the desired positional accuracy. In an injection molding device, the accuracy of the position of a terminal is improved by allowing a core-back mold to move after a terminal, which is an insert component, has been inserted in a terminal tip holding section of a slide mold. By allowing the core-back mold to move by only a prescribed amount prior to injection molding, a resin wall is formed between the core-back mold and the terminal. The inappropriate exposure and shorting of and the adhesion of foreign substances to, and the like, the terminal can thus be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masakuni Samejima, Shinobu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150123311
    Abstract: The equipping of syringe barrels (11) with needles (25) takes place before the injection of the plastic, in which the needles (25) are introduced through the fixed part (5) of the injection mold (1) by a suitable transport device (transport rollers 33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Lothar Zahn
  • Patent number: 9023266
    Abstract: A system and method for a semiconductor molding chamber is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a top molding portion and a bottom molding portion that form a cavity between them into which a semiconductor wafer is placed. The semiconductor molding chamber has a first set of vacuum tubes which hold and fix the position of the semiconductor wafer and a second set of vacuum tubes which evacuate the cavity of extraneous ambient gasses. The encapsulant may then be placed over the semiconductor wafer in order to encapsulate the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing-Cheng Lin, Wen-Chih Chiou, Shin-Puu Jeng, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Publication number: 20150115500
    Abstract: Filter element (1) has opposing end sections (3A, 3B) of a filter material sheet (2) that are connected to each other in a fluid-tight manner, wherein a molded or extruded plastic casing (5) encloses the end edges (4A, 4B) of the end sections (3A, 3B). A method for producing a corresponding filter element (1) includes the encasing of opposing end edges (4A, 4B) of end sections (3A, 3B) of a filter material sheet (2) with a plastic casing (5) so as to form a continuous bellows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus GEHWOLF, Michael MAIER
  • Publication number: 20150108685
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying sealant. The apparatus may comprise a shaping portion, a centering portion, and a support system. The shaping portion may have a cavity configured to receive a fastener system and receive a sealant. The centering portion may have a channel configured to position the shaping portion in a desired position around the fastener system when the fastener system is received in the cavity. The support system may be configured to maintain the desired position of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Carissa Ann Pajel, Robert Marshall Burgess, Benjamin Priest Hargrave
  • Publication number: 20150108819
    Abstract: A seat cushion frame for a vehicle includes a composite material containing reinforcing fibers which extend in at least the frame extension direction is integrated with an injection molded thermoplastic resin. The weight of the entire seat cushion frame can be greatly reduced, the rigidity and strength required for each section of the frame can be readily secured, required functions such as submarine prevention or the like, can be fulfilled, the number of components can be greatly reduced, and the overall structure can be greatly simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Yamaguchi, Masaru Tateyama, Nobuhiko Shimizu
  • 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: 20150104638
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of mouldings reinforced with fibre ribbons and also to correspondingly reinforced mouldings. In addition, the invention relates to uses of the mouldings produced via the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas JELTSCH, Bernd HENKELMANN
  • Patent number: 9005504
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a resin molded electronic component using a first mold having a cavity with an open top surface and a second mold combined with the first mold on top includes the following steps: (A) inserting a element of the electronic component and a liquid resin precursor into the cavity of the first mold, the liquid resin precursor having viscosity of 10 Pa·s or lower at 40° C.; (B) arranging the second mold such that the element and the resin precursor are sandwiched after the step (A); and (C) pressing the element and the resin precursor between the first mold and the second mold, and curing the resin precursor by heat from the second mold after the step (B). A temperature of the second mold is set to be higher than that of the first mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kurita, Hiroshi Takahashi, Kenji Kuranuki, Motoaki Morioka, Keizo Nakagawa, Masashi Minakuchi, Yukihiro Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 9005505
    Abstract: Device for identifying articles such as animals, comprising a male part and a female part, which male part comprises an arrow-shaped element and which female part is provided with a passage with a front end and a rear end, wherein the arrow-shaped element can be inserted into the passage along the front end, wherein the passage is provided close to the front end with at least one protruding element, and wherein the passage is partly closed close to the rear end by a closing part, wherein the partly closed passage, including the protruding element, are manufactured integrally from a hard material; method for manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Allflex Europe SAS
    Inventors: Antoon van Wijk, Bart Louis Maria Verlinden
  • Patent number: 8999214
    Abstract: In order for light conductor pins (6) in dead hole channels (5) of a plastic cover not to be melted together at their entire side walls with the cover they are produced through a particular injection molding tool in the same tool as the cover and the tool slide (104) which is a component of the injection molding tool (100) is aligned in the injection molding tool (100) with the dead hole channels (5) and inserted into the dead hole channels. The front plate is integrally molded with the base component before or after the light conductor pins are inserted into the base component. When the integral molding is performed after inserting the light conductor pins (6) the integral molding is also provided e.g. at a face of the inserted light conductor pins (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ditter Plastic GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Rolf Peter Ditter
  • Patent number: 8980154
    Abstract: A method of making a twist-on wire connector including a method of making a sealant containing twist-on wire connector by in situ formation of a shell around the coil wherein a sealant may be injected into a cavity in the coil prior to removing the shell from the mold to form a ready-to-use sealant containing twist on wire connector without further steps outside the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd Herber King, Jr., William Hiner, James C. Keeven
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8968618
    Abstract: A method of making a molded article having a curved surface, such as plates or serving trays, and the resulting molded articles. The in-mold label (IML) is a laminated film that includes a backing layer, a printed surface incorporating one or more designs thereon, a protective film layer, and one or more notches each having adjacent edges separated by a gap of predetermined distance and configured to intersect to ensure conformance of the IML to the angled or curved peripheral portion of the article. The article has front and back sides and a central portion bounded by a peripheral portion having a perimeter that is raised on the front side of the article wherein the peripheral portion transitions from the perimeter to the central portion by an angled surface, a curved surface or combinations thereof, with the article including the IML at least peripheral portion of the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Modern Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Shapiro, Christopher Wlezien, J. Joseph Tokich
  • Patent number: 8968619
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wheel and a tire comprising the steps of providing a wheel and molding a tire to the wheel. A mold may be placed over the wheel, such that a cavity is formed between an inner surface of the mold and a rim of the wheel, for receiving material to form the tire, which may be in a liquid form and allowed to solidify in the mold to form a tire attached to the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Capak Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael J. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20150048547
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire includes a plurality of springs. Each spring comprises a first end portion, a second end portion, and an arching middle portion. Each spring is interwoven with at least one other spring thereby forming a toroidal structure extending about an entire circumference of the non-pneumatic tire. The toroidal structure is at least partially coated with an elastomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: James Alfred Benzing, II