Maintaining Preforms In Spaced Relationship Patents (Class 264/277)
  • Patent number: 10505311
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for water resistant connectors. A male connector includes a rib or a draft angle that creates a seal when engaged with a female connector. A male connector includes an overmold that includes or is made of a thermoplastic elastomer. Male or female connectors include molds that include or are made of a thermoplastic polymer, such as polypropylene. A female connector includes spring contacts that fit within individual pockets of the female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Kevin Forrest, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz
  • Patent number: 10366627
    Abstract: A crime scene learning tool is provided. The crime scene learning tool provides miniature crime scenes and their attendant crime scene objects embedded in a solid transparent medium. Such a crime scene learning tool enables users to analyze and determine relative measurements of the crime scene objects by manipulating the learning tool in three-dimensional, facilitating development of the skills necessary to document real-life crime scenes in accurate and informative police reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Wayne L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10103609
    Abstract: A bus bar unit manufacturing method by insert-molding a plurality of bus bars using insulating resin includes a primary setting step of disposing the plurality of bus bars on a support portion provided in a first die such that the plurality of bus bars are separated from each other in a bus bar axial direction, an insertion step of inserting a gap maintaining member between the bus bars, the gap maintaining member being a member that maintains gaps between the adjacent bus bars disposed on the support portion and is provided to be capable of moving relative to the support portion, and a primary molding step of executing insert molding by injecting the insulating resin into the first die in a condition where the gap maintaining member is inserted between the bus bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYB Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuji Houzumi, Tarou Matsumae, Yoshiteru Kurokawa, Suguru Sakamoto, Tohru Takimoto, Shingo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9735508
    Abstract: An indexable terminal retainer for a modular wiring system includes a retainer body that retains a terminal, the retainer body being dimensioned to fit within a retainer-receiving holder of a plug or receptacle. The indexable terminal retainer further includes a locking member for locking the retainer body to the retainer-receiving holder to prevent rotation of the retainer body within the retainer-receiving holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: 8521000 Canada Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Dods, Andrew Dods, Terry Dods, Dana Budau, Martin Cloake, Jacques Sibille, Calvin Todd Pearce
  • 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
  • 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: 8957552
    Abstract: A can of a drive motor is provided for a pump assembly, wherein the can (22) is manufactured at least partly of plastic (52). At least in a part of the can (22) the plastic (52) is reinforced by individual fibers (32) distributed in the plastic (52). The fibers (32) in at least one layer (35) of the can (32) are aligned in a defined manner in the peripheral direction with respect to the longitudinal axis (Z) of the can (22). A method for manufacturing such a can is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Grundfos Management a/s
    Inventors: Jørn Toftegaard Hansen, Tom Eklundh Larsen, Finn Mathiesen HøJ
  • 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: 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: 20140257348
    Abstract: A surgical implant (20) comprises a flexible basic structure (22) having a face and a plurality of resorbable film pieces (26) attached to the face of the basic structure (22). Each film piece (26) comprises a plurality of solid protrusions (28) emerging from the respective film piece (26) in a direction away from the basic structure (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Jorg Priewe, Volker Harms
  • 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: 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: 20140151026
    Abstract: A casing centralizer and method according to which a body covers at least a portion of a frame. In an exemplary embodiment, the body is overmolded around the frame. In an exemplary embodiment, the casing centralizer centralizes a casing within a wellbore to facilitate oil and gas exploration and production operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Top-Co Cementing Products Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory James Alexander Andrigo
  • Publication number: 20140154443
    Abstract: An insert molding apparatus includes a forming die in which a first part is arranged, and that molds resin such that a portion of the first part is exposed; and a first mounting part that is arranged at a portion where the first part is exposed, and that has a passage that passes through a space in the forming die into which the molten resin is supplied and a portion where the first part is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo HIRASAWA, Kenji TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20140103566
    Abstract: A lacrosse head pocket and a related method of manufacture are provided. The pocket can be a molded pocket including individual molded strings, combined strings, shooting strings and support rails extending around a perimeter of the pocket. Certain pocket elements can include transition parts to smoothly transition components having different cross sections. The pocket can include a pre-formed ball channel and hole units having broadsides for connection to a head or other component. The pocket can be attached to a pocket frame, and optionally constructed from a mesh or other synthetic material that is tensioned with the pocket frame. A mold and related molding method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: WARRIOR SPORTS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard J. Janisse
  • Publication number: 20140084511
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed which reduce stress formation in potting heads for porous hollow filtration membranes. In one example, there is disclosed a potting sleeve for forming a potting head which includes a first fixed portion and a second portion which is movable relative to the first fixed portion to reduce a peripheral extent thereof. In another example, a method of mounting a porous hollow membrane in a membrane filtration apparatus includes positioning a portion of porous hollow membranes within a mold and introducing a curable potting material into the mold so as to immerse the portion of the porous hollow membranes and at least part of one or more deformable members in the potting material. The method further includes at least partially curing the potting material to form a potting head and removing the potting head and the one or more deformable members from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter Breffni Ackland, Michael Collignon, Ying Hao Tao
  • Patent number: 8668799
    Abstract: A system and method of making an open-ended, reinforced, layered belt having a profile layer, a top layer material, and tensile cords fully encapsulated there between. The method includes engaging portion of the profile layer on a rotatable cylindrical mandrel with an engaging roller, disengaging with a take-off roller, and applying and fusing the cords to the profile layer at a desired cord spacing there between. The cord may be fused by melting the profile layer surface with a heated plow and/or with heated cord. The cord is then covered with the top layer material in a lamination step involving heating to melt at least a portion of the top layer and pressing it to fuse it to the reinforced profile layer. Lamination may be done downstream or directly on the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: John Graeme Knox, Lambert Pasch, Mark William Scharr
  • 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: 8652382
    Abstract: Methods of joining members, forming molded portions with members, securing inserts with members, and joined members, such as for a frame or a frame for a fenestration unit, formed thereby, are disclosed. One embodiment of the method includes placing a first member with a first cavity in a joining position, placing a second member proximate the first cavity of the first member in the joining position, injecting a resin into the first cavity, allowing the resin to solidify at least partially to join the first member and second member to form a joined member, and removing the joined member from the joining position. Optionally, the joined member can be formed in a fixture, can include molded portions formed by the resin, and/or can include inserts held in place by the resin. Further, members without cavities can form a cavity that can receive the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Eggert, Dale Thompson, Paul Machacek, James T. Weglewski, Bryan Kendall, Troy Rubenzer
  • Publication number: 20140008840
    Abstract: A construction block or suchlike comprises at least one part made of conglomerate material, to which an insert made of filling material is constrained, to define a connection face for connection to another structural element. The connection face has visible a first surface of the insert and at least a connected second surface of the part made of conglomerate material. On the connection face other structural element(s) are combined, along a support plane (R, R1, R2) provided in correspondence with the connection face, to be stably connected by a layer of binder material. The second surface has a seating made longitudinally and lowered with respect to the support plane (R, R1, R2), on which seating the layer of binder material is located. The seating has a determinate depth (D), with respect to the support plane (R, R1, R2) correlated to the predefined thickness of the binder material to be laid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: S.A.C.M.E. SRL
    Inventor: Luciano BADIN
  • 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: 8597560
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing (partly) ring-shaped components, which include fiber-reinforced plastic, from fiber-composite semifinished products, involving the steps of: positioning a multitude of ring-shaped or partly ring-shaped mold pieces on a rotatable drum in such a manner that they include a reel-shaped mold with a ring-shaped channel for receiving the semifinished product, applying the semifinished product in the channel of the ring-shaped mold, rotating the drum in such a manner that as a result of the centrifugal forces the matrix material is pressed towards the outside and air contained in the channel moves inwards, and curing the semifinished product with the application of temperature to form a plastic ring, removing the plastic ring from the ring-shaped mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Ewald Paspirgilis
  • Patent number: 8591787
    Abstract: A method of creating a foam pattern comprises mixing a polyol component and an isocyanate component to form a liquid mixture. The method further comprises placing a temporary core having a shape corresponding to a desired internal feature in a cavity of a mold and inserting the mixture into the cavity of the mold so that the mixture surrounds a portion of the temporary core. The method optionally further comprises using supporting pins made of foam to support the core in the mold cavity, with such pins becoming integral part of the pattern material simplifying subsequent processing. The method further comprises waiting for a predetermined time sufficient for a reaction from the mixture to form a foam pattern structure corresponding to the cavity of the mold, wherein the foam pattern structure encloses a portion of the temporary core and removing the temporary core from the pattern independent of chemical leaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: IC Patterns, LLC
    Inventors: Anil R. Chaudhry, Robert Dzugan, Richard M. Harrington, Faurice D. Neece, Nipendra P. Singh, Travis Westendorf
  • Patent number: 8580184
    Abstract: A method of forming hollow fiber bundles includes the step of providing a mat having a plurality of hollow fibers forming a weft and a plurality of soluble fibers forming a warp. Each hollow fiber extends between a first side and an opposed second side of the mat. The mat is bundled so as to form a bundle with the first side of the mat defining a first end of the bundle and the second side of the mat defining a second end of the bundle. At least a portion of the bundle is potted so as to substantially fix a position of the hollow fibers relative to each other. The soluble fibers are at least partially dissolved so as to remove the soluble fibers from the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Jean Patrick Montoya
  • Patent number: 8574703
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for positioning and assembly of two or more parts wherein at least one of which is of a creep sensitive material. The method and apparatus enable very precise positioning of parts during assembly by holding a rough alignment with free play permitting finer alignment. Creep resistant annular inserts are molded into the part and provided with flow apertures to conduct plastic material into the annular insert bore. A spindle defined the geometry of a centering hole within the bore during molding. The annular inserts are operable as compression limiters to prevent deformation of the creep sensitive material under the action of heat or tightening stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Mann + Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Stephane Warnery, Guy Tremblay
  • Patent number: 8568642
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an artificial skin system for use with a robotics assembly. The method includes providing a mold core with an exterior surface defining an inner surface of a skin system, with this surface including a plurality of mounting elements. The method includes attaching, to each of the mounting elements, an elastomeric actuation piece or point (EAP). The mold core is positioned within an exterior skin mold, and a cavity is formed between the exterior surface of the mold core and inner surfaces of the exterior skin mold that defines topography and dimensions of the skin system. The method includes filling the cavity with skin-forming material. Then, after the skin-forming material hardens to form the skin system, the method includes removing the skin system from the mold core including detaching the EAPs from the mounting elements, and the EAPs are integrally bonded within the skin system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip John Jackson, Bryan S. Tye
  • Patent number: 8562890
    Abstract: A headset can include a cable structure connecting non-cable components such as jacks and headphones. The cable structure can be constructed using a molding process. Different approaches can be used to ensure that a conductor bundle extending through the cable structure remains centered within the cable structure during the molding process. In some cases, a movable tube can be placed in the mold such that the conductor bundle is retained within the tube. As material is injected into the mold and reaches the tube, the tube can be displaced and progressively removed from the mold. Alternatively, the movable tube can be constructed such that the tube may combine with injected material to form a shell of the cable structure. In some cases, gates from which material is provided in the mold can be positioned and controlled to facilitate the injection of material in the mold while maintaining the centered position of the conductor bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Aase, Cameron Frazier, John Thomas
  • Patent number: 8551385
    Abstract: A resin molding apparatus of a simplified structure is provided that offers high handling efficiency by a work robot, thereby improving a throughput. The resin molding apparatus (200) that retains a hollow molded body (10) including a closed-bottom cylindrical main body (12) and a cylindrical open neck portion (20), the open neck portion (20) including a helical ridge portion (22) formed on an outer circumferential surface thereof and divided into a plurality of helical segments by a slit (24) extending in an axial direction of the open neck portion (20), and that overmolds a resin sheathing body (30) on an outer surface of the main body (12), includes a first recess in which the open neck portion (20) is to be fitted, and a rib (216) formed on a circumferential surface of the recess so as to extend in a depthwise direction thereof, and to be engaged with the slit (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Oogi, Sadaki Yamamoto, Masanobu Sato
  • Patent number: 8551384
    Abstract: A permanent-magnet rotor for external-rotor electric motor (1) particularly for washing machines of unusual silence comprising a cup-shaped support structure (6) having a bottom (7) and a side wall (10) and a plurality of magnetic poles (12) arranged in the support structure (6) and arranged along said side wall (10), with elastomeric material interposed between said magnetic poles (12) which forms with them a massive structure (14) of uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Publication number: 20130261714
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing implantable medical devices with one or more undermolded features are disclosed. An example method includes injection molding an annular-shaped member onto an inner surface of a sacrificial mold insert, and then undermolding an elongate medical device body directly to the member. The member is directly coupled to the device body without the use of adhesives or bonding agents, thus eliminating the presence of gaps or surface irregularities that can affect device performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Benn Horrisberger, Joel T. Eggert, Kimberly A. Morris
  • Patent number: 8540917
    Abstract: An insert molding method includes holding a plurality of insert members in a molding die to be separated from one another, and subsequently filling a resin into the molding die to fill a gap between the insert members and a periphery thereof with the resin to form an insert molded product such that the insert members are separated at a preset interval from one another. The molding die includes a space-maintaining projection for maintaining a separation interval between the insert members at the preset interval or more, the projection being formed on an inner wall surface of the molding die opposite to a longitudinal end of the insert members, and a gate for filling the resin therethrough into the molding die, the gate being formed on an inner wall surface of the molding die opposite to a side of the insert members in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Akihiro Tanba, Masafumi Kaga
  • Publication number: 20130195406
    Abstract: Overmolded ferrule assemblies and methods for making the same are disclosed. Some embodiments include positioning a first plurality of fibers in an alignment fixture in a predetermined arrangement such that a predetermined length of the first plurality of fibers extends beyond an end of the alignment fixture. Similarly, some embodiments include positioning a cover portion of the alignment fixture onto the first plurality of fibers, such that corresponding cover recesses on the cover portion align with the corresponding base recesses on the base portion. One method includes the steps of injecting a flowable material into a port on the alignment fixture, waiting a predetermined time for the flowable material to cure, and after the predetermined time, separating the base portion and the cover portion from the first plurality of fibers and the flowable material to create the overmolded ferrule boot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Terry L. Cooke, Tory A. Klavuhn, Matthew W. Smith
  • Patent number: 8460589
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb filter by immersing an end surface of a ceramic honeycomb structure having a lot of flow paths partitioned by cell walls in a plugging material slurry in a container to introduce the plugging material slurry into the predetermined flow paths to form plugs, and taking the ceramic honeycomb structure provided with the plugs out of the container horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Tokumaru
  • Patent number: 8449800
    Abstract: A preventative maintenance method of strengthening the connection between high pressure, in situ piping. An encapsulation mold is installed over a properly functioning, non-leaking coupling or joint interconnecting pipe sections carrying gas in excess of 60 psi. A resin sealant having tensile strength in excess of 3000 psi fills the mold, so that it circumscribes the coupling and adjacent portions of the pipe sections extending from the coupling, forming a permanent bond to the coupling and pipe sections. The method prevents high pressure pipe connection pullout, which otherwise could lead to catastrophic failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Howard Hardwick
  • Patent number: 8366985
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing watercourse blocks continuously arranged in the construction spot, which continuously arranges the watercourse blocks according to the construction spot by preparing iron bar grates to be orthogonal to each other inside molding frames that are continuously arranged, casting concrete, preventing moisture evaporation and frost damage and employing iron bar grates so that the watercourse blocks continuously arranged according to the construction spot can be manufactured and constructed on the spot. Therefore, works for manufacturing the watercourse blocks in a plant and then assembling or fixing them in the construction spot according to the related art can be reduced as much as possible, the watercourse blocks can be simply manufactured and constructed on the spot to reduce a manufacturing cost and a construction time, which can thus significantly reduce the prime cost of the construction cost and diminish accident risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kyo Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20130022391
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosure, there is provided a molded-in insert for high strength retention in a fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite structure. The insert has a cylindrical body and at least one circumferential groove formed in the cylindrical body, the groove having a substantially concave configuration, having a groove radius of 0.025 inch or greater, and having the groove radius greater than or equal to a groove depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Edward McMurray Fisher, JR., Brian Allen Carter
  • Publication number: 20120326467
    Abstract: A method (300) of making an interior automotive panel (100). The method (300) includes placing at least one three dimensional panel component (110) on a first mold component (410) having a mold surface (412) shaped to form the exterior surface of the interior automotive panel (100). The at least one three-dimensional panel component (110) has an exterior surface in contact with the mold surface (412). The method (300) includes registering a registration feature (114) of the at least one three-dimensional panel component (110) with a groove defined by the mold surface (412) of the first mold component (410) and positioning a second mold component (420) in registered communication with the first mold component (410). Together the first and second mold components (410, 420) define a void in the shape of the interior automotive panel (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. McClintock, Michael A. West, Ryan Robert Case
  • Publication number: 20120298244
    Abstract: A duct bank assembly may include an elongate extending conduit with a length for receiving and passing through a cable or wire and an encasing body encasing the conduit along its longitudinal extent between a first mating end and an opposed second mating end of the body. Each mating end has a shear transfer mechanism associated therewith for engagement with a corresponding shear transfer mechanism of an adjacent duct bank assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Richard James Langguth, Adam Michael Stenberg
  • Patent number: 8202462
    Abstract: Molds are disclosed for forming golf-ball covers by casting. An exemplary mold includes first and second support members that are placeable in face-to-face opposition to each other. At least one respective mold-cavity insert, defining a respective hemispherical cavity, is mounted to each support member. The mold-cavity insert is floatable in at least three (e.g., x, y, z) degrees of freedom relative to the respective support member. Each mold-cavity insert on the first support member is in face-to-face opposition to a respective mold-cavity insert on the second support member whenever the support members are in face-to-face opposition to each other, such that the respective hemispherical cavities of each opposing pair of inserts form respective spherical ball-cover cavities. A respective z-direction bias is associated with each mold-cavity insert. Also, a respective self-centering device is associated with each opposing pair of inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjay Mukatira Kuttappa
  • Publication number: 20120129657
    Abstract: A gymnastic tool (1) is formed by at least two impermeable external walls (2, 3) which are each concave shaped and provided with respective edges (4,5). The at least two impermeable walls (2, 3) are mutually fixed together by a connector (6), the gymnastic tool having at least one inner cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: TRIAL S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Montanari
  • Publication number: 20120123497
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that includes a first molded portion and a second molded portion fusion bonded to the first molded portion at an interface. The molded portions each are based on a moldable plastic material. A component, e.g., an electrical component, for the implantable device has at least one section disposed at the fusion-bonded interface of the first molded portion and the second molded portion so that the electronic component is fusion bonded to one or both portions at the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: ACCELLENT INC.
    Inventors: Todd Garfield Sherva, Henri G. Asselin, JR., Roger J. White, Brendan Arash Zarechian, Donald Eric Welling, Todd R. Beaupre, Christopher M. Haenisch
  • Publication number: 20120056351
    Abstract: A method for forming an integral faucet core assembly comprises steps as follows: In step 1, a die for one-time molding and cores relatively set on the die are prepared to one-time mold a body with two inlet channels, at least one outlet channel, and at least one middle fluid channel; the middle fluid channel is arranged perpendicular to the two inlet channels; exteriors of the channels are respectively provided with an inlet, an outlet, and a core-pulling hole; further, a plug is formed by a plug die for densely sealing the core-pulling hole. In step 2, the plug and a sealing ring are installed in the core-pulling hole of the body so as to form an insert for an over molding. In step 3, the insert is placed into a die for the over molding so as to be wrapped in a covering, thereby facilitating the plug being set correlative to the body. An integral faucet core assembly is achieved after the drawing of the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Weiqiang XU
  • Patent number: 8128855
    Abstract: Method for producing a condenser, which is provided with a plurality of pipes extending parallel to each other and disposed in a specified grid, the ends of the pipes being held by a base plate, characterized by the following sequential method steps: providing a pan, the base surface of which has a plurality of bores disposed in a defined grid and pipe sockets aligned with the bores, introducing filling pins into the pipe sockets, introducing thermoplastic granules into the pan, melting the granules in the pan, introducing centering pins into the pipe sockets while pushing out the filling pins, sliding the pan comprising the molten granules onto the free ends of the pipes, cooling the molten granules while forming a base plate receiving the free ends of the pipes in a gas-tight manner, the base plate being made of thermoplastic material, and subsequently pulling the pan and the centering pins off the connection of the base plate and pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Terrawater GmbH
    Inventor: Till Schlickum
  • Publication number: 20120034399
    Abstract: Constructs including a blank and a body formed from liquid molding material are provided. The blank may be hermetically sealed to the body. For example, a mold assembly may injection mold the blank to the body. The mold assembly may include a male mold and a female mold that cooperatively define a first cavity and a second cavity. The first cavity may receive a peripheral margin of the blank and the second cavity may receive the remainder of the blank. Liquid molding material may be directed into the first cavity to form the body of the construct. The liquid molding material may be directed into the first cavity in a manner that avoids bending the peripheral margin of the blank such that a tight seal is established between the blank and the body of the construct and the blank retains a planar configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Brian R. O'Hagan
  • Publication number: 20120018073
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20120018921
    Abstract: Bridge decking panels are cast in a form that has at least one and preferably two or more channel-forming sheets attached to the bottom wall of the form and extending from wall to wall. Each sheet is dimensioned to receive an anchor plate assembly and form a channel in the cast concrete between runner bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: James H. Bumen
  • Patent number: 8083984
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming a fiber reinforced resin composite component by a resin transfer infusion (RTI) process in which a preform is laid up on a hard base tool and a bagging blanket is applied as a flexible upper tooling. Edge and/or other regions of the preform are superimposed by localized control plates which, together with spacer pins passing through the preform, serve to determine localized dimensional accuracy in the component without the need for hard upper tooling throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Short Brothers PLC
    Inventor: William James Trevor Millar
  • Publication number: 20110298153
    Abstract: Molds are disclosed for forming golf-ball covers by casting. An exemplary mold includes first and second support members that are placeable in face-to-face opposition to each other. At least one respective mold-cavity insert, defining a respective hemispherical cavity, is mounted to each support member. The mold-cavity insert is floatable in at least three (e.g., x, y, z) degrees of freedom relative to the respective support member. Each mold-cavity insert on the first support member is in face-to-face opposition to a respective mold-cavity insert on the second support member whenever the support members are in face-to-face opposition to each other, such that the respective hemispherical cavities of each opposing pair of inserts form respective spherical ball-cover cavities. A respective z-direction bias is associated with each mold-cavity insert. Also, a respective self-centering device is associated with each opposing pair of inserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Sanjay Mukatira Kuttappa
  • Patent number: 8071003
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vibration damping bushing wherein after setting a main shaft member on a lower mold, an medial sleeve is set to be disposed about the main shaft member, and a plurality of sections are moved forward in a centripetal direction to form an intermediate mold together, and then an upper mold is superposed onto the intermediate mold to form a mold cavity therein. At least one positioning protrusion is formed on a cavity defining face, being discontinuous in a circumferential direction, while being located at either semi-circumference of the cavity defining face with any diametric line interposed therebetween. The medial sleeve is set in position in an axis-perpendicular direction within the mold cavity by holding the positioning protrusions in contact against an outer peripheral face of the medial sleeve. A vibration damping bushing manufactured by this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Imaeda
  • Publication number: 20110290016
    Abstract: A sensor device has a structural element, a carrier element and a housing, the structural element being situated on the carrier element, and the structural element and the carrier element being situated at least partially within the housing. The sensor device also has an intermediate housing, which is situated essentially between the housing and the structural element, the intermediate housing including a premold housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Volker Dietrich, Martin Schuerer