Applying Fluent Material To Preform Patents (Class 264/279)
  • Patent number: 10639465
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly (10) having a housing base (22) with a discharge stem (16), a septum (14), a cap (20) and an interior reservoir (26). The port assembly (10) is provided with X-ray discernable indicia (60,62) to identify an attribute of the assembly (10) after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. The indicia are cutouts (60,62) through a reservoir lining (50) of radiopaque material such as metal where the cutouts have narrow slot width are in the form of one or more sets of alphabetical letters such as “CT” in the lining's side wall (52) or bottom wall (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 10532501
    Abstract: A resin filling device includes: a first mold and a second mold provided so as to face each other to sandwich therebetween a laminated iron core and thereby to fix the laminated iron core; a flow path forming member provided to the first mold so as to be engageable with one of the axial ends of the laminated iron core and forming a resin flow path through which a resin flows; and a fitting member provided to the second mold to be fitted into an opening portion of the flow path forming member that is in communication with the resin flow path, wherein the fitting member is provided with a vent portion for discharging air in the resin flow path to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KURODA PRECISION INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Hironobu Okudaira, Tomoaki Murayama, Osamu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 10399285
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is a method of making a pre-cured laminate having a total number of plies in a mold, the mold having a periphery defined by a forward edge, an aft edge, and outboard ends. The method includes selecting a first plurality of resin impregnated plies that continuously extend beyond the periphery of the mold, the first plurality of resin impregnated plies includes at least 50 percent of the total number of plies; laying the plies in a mold; compacting the plies in a mold; and pre-curing the plies to form a pre-cured laminate, which can extend beyond the periphery of the mold. In an embodiment, a pre-cured laminate includes a first plurality of resin impregnated plies that continuously extend beyond the periphery of the mold, the first plurality of resin impregnated plies includes at least 50 percent of the total number of plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Carlson, John R. McCullough, Douglas K. Wolfe, Andrew G. Baines, George R. Decker
  • Patent number: 10322531
    Abstract: A method for producing high pressure laminates (HPL) with an embossed-in-structure texture on the surface. In the method, a first structure embossed on the surface of the HPL is in perfect alignment with a second identical structure printed on the decor sheet of the HPL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LAMITECH S.A.S.
    Inventors: Guillermo Ochoa, Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Mauricio Arango
  • Patent number: 10287054
    Abstract: The present invention provides a movable load bearing structure with a surface that includes antimicrobial agents capable of eliminating, preventing, retarding or minimizing the growth of microbes and also minimizing cross-contamination when the load bearing structure is being reused for cargos that differ from a previously transported cargo, for example, different food types, such as poultry, fresh vegetables, and fresh fruit. The load bearing structure may be a dunnage platform or a container for storing and/or shipping cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Airdex Corporation
    Inventors: Rick Imbrecht, Chi Kong Lin
  • Patent number: 10226370
    Abstract: An implant delivery system and method comprises an implant, for example, a stent, and a delivery catheter. The stent has a scaffold with a coating or a shell that retains the scaffold in a collapsed configuration. The coating or shell is made of a material that dissolves or biodegrades upon exposure to a dissolution or biodegradation media. The stent is used with an implant delivery system which has a catheter with a catheter, wherein the stent is mounted on the catheter shaft. The catheter shaft is configured to be withdrawn through the patient's vessel when the scaffold is in its expanded configuration. Advantageously, the implant is thereby prevented from changing length during implant delivery and implant deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lucas Tradd Schneider, Bryan Matthew Ladd, Richard Kusleika, Richard Kravik, Sandra Vreeman
  • Patent number: 10160259
    Abstract: A method for producing rigid high pressure laminates (HPL) with an embossed-in-structure texture on the surface, wherein a first structure embossed on the surface of the HPL is in perfect alignment with a second identical structure printed on the decor sheet of the HPL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LAMITECH S.A.S.
    Inventors: Guillermo Ochoa, Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Mauricio Arango
  • Patent number: 9758280
    Abstract: A squeeze tube includes a fluid-discharge container and a fluid-discharge closure mated to the fluid-storage container. The fluid-discharge closure is coupled to one end of the fluid-storage container and configured to discharge selectively fluid stored in a product-storage region formed in the fluid-storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: John R Goddard, Bryan K Seibert
  • Patent number: 9622866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a knee spacer for temporary replacement of an artificial knee joint, whereby the knee spacer comprises a tibial component and a femoral component as separate components, which can be moved with respect to each other when inserted in a patient, and whereby the tibial component and the femoral component each comprise at least one running surface by means of which the tibial component and the femoral component can be placed against each other such as to be mobile in their patient-inserted state, and the tibial component comprises an anchoring surface that is arranged opposite to the running surface side and is provided for connecting the tibial component to the tibia by means of a bone cement, and the femoral component to comprise an anchoring surface that is arranged opposite to the running surface side and is provided for connecting the femoral component to the femur, whereby the tibial component and the femoral component each comprise at least two recesses that extend from the anchori
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 9573785
    Abstract: A ridged paper ejection roller according to the present invention conveys a paper sheet in cooperation with a plurality of star wheels disposed apart from each other in a width direction of the paper sheet, and includes a rigid main shaft body and a resin body coated on the main shaft body. The resin body integrally includes a plurality of large diameter-regions that work in conjunction with the respective star wheels to hold therebetween and convey the paper sheet, and small-diameter regions other than the large-diameter regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Suncall Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Hasumi
  • Patent number: 9550210
    Abstract: The present publication discloses a method for coating pipes. The method comprises applying curable first polymer (e.g. epoxy) onto the surface of the pipe and partially curing the first polymer or leaving the first polymer uncured to in order to form a reactive first polymer layer. Thereafter, the pipe with the reactive first polymer layer is heated and a second polymer (e.g. polyolefin) is applied directly onto the heated reactive first polymer layer, whereby the two polymers react and form a protective coating on the pipe or pipe section. In particular, the heating can be carried out in two steps such that the first polymer stays reactive until the application of the second polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: BOREALIS AG, UPONOR INFRA OY
    Inventors: Leif Leiden, Jouni Purmonen, Sven Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 9281504
    Abstract: A non-contact input apparatus for computer peripheral includes an induction module and a pointing module. The induction module includes an electric supply coil and an induction element, and the pointing module includes an energy coil and a non-linear element. The electric supply coil is used to send a first oscillation signal. The energy coil receives the first oscillation signal. The non-linear element converts the first oscillation signal to be a second oscillation signal having multiple higher harmonics. The induction element generates a control signal based on the second oscillation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Po-Tsun Chao
  • Patent number: 9102106
    Abstract: In the method of making a sealed junction between elongate aircraft parts that extend locally in main directions that are not mutually parallel, the following steps are performed: assembling a plurality of portions of a mold on the parts; and injecting a sealing material into the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Francis Dazet
  • Publication number: 20150144319
    Abstract: A part (1) of a container for electronic equipment, having the function of a heat sink, comprises a base (2) having mainly two-dimensional extension parallel with a first plane of extension, and a plurality of dissipation fins (3) fixed to the base (2) and also having mainly two-dimensional extension parallel with one or more second planes of extension which are transversal to the first plane of extension. The part (1) comprises a supporting body (4) and one or more metal inserts (5) irremovably connected to the supporting body (4), each metal insert (5) being constituted of a single piece made by extrusion and comprising a group of fins (3) and a connecting portion (7) connecting the fins (3) of the group to one another and at least partly irremovably embedded in the supporting body (4) by overmolding of the supporting body on the insert (5); the base (2) of the part (1) is constituted of both the supporting body (4) and each connecting portion (7) of the one or more inserts (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gianfranco NATALI
  • Publication number: 20150144398
    Abstract: An assembly includes: a mounting structure having a threaded member; a generally annular adapter, the adapter having threads that engage the threaded member, the adapter further including a radially outward sealing surface formed of one of the materials; an electrical cable having a connector threaded onto the threaded member, and a sealing boot that covers the connector and engages the sealing surface of the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Publication number: 20150137422
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly has a pair of opposing jaw members. Each of the jaw members has a support base, an electrical jaw lead, and a sealing plate coupled to the electrical jaw lead. The sealing plate has a stainless steel layer and an electrically insulative layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn A. Horner, Christina A. Oliver, Kim V. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20150136790
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a fluid storage tank assembly for an off-road vehicle includes disposing a support ring within a cavity of a rotational mold, in which the cavity is shaped to form a fill spout of the fluid storage tank assembly. The method further includes flowing a liquid polymeric material within the rotational mold such that the liquid polymeric material enters the cavity, directly contacts the support ring, and bonds to the support ring as the liquid polymeric material hardens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Zurn, David Blomberg, Jason Weyer
  • Publication number: 20150128874
    Abstract: A pet toy to aid a pet in developing retrieval skills comprising a first member at least partially encapsulated within a second member; wherein the first member is formed of a first member polymer composition having a density less than 1.0 gram/cubic centimeter; wherein the second member is formed of a second member polymer composition having a density greater than 1.0 gram/cubic centimeter; wherein the first member and the second member are provided at a weight ratio such that the pet toy floats when placed in water; and wherein the second member weighs down a second end of the pet toy in water such that a first end of the pet toy rises above the second end of the pet toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Glen S. AXELROD, Ajay GAJRIA
  • Patent number: 9028384
    Abstract: A rotating body includes a cylindrical rotating member and bearings located at the ends located in the axial direction of the rotating member. In the rotating body, at least one of the bearings includes a metal inner ring portion having a bearing hole and a resin outer ring portion having first and second portions. The first portion is fitted into the rotating member. The second portion protrudes in the axial direction from the rotating member, surrounds the outer peripheral surface of the inner ring portion, has an outer diameter larger than that of the rotating member, and is in contact with an opposing object opposing the rotating member so as to maintain a specified size of a gap by which the rotating member and the opposing object are spaced apart from each other. The outer and inner ring portions are integrally molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Iikura
  • Publication number: 20150126338
    Abstract: Described is an exercise tool. More particularly, it is a therapy and exercise tool specifically devised as a foot-therapy and toe-aligning device to align, separate, and stretch toes. The foot-therapy and toe-aligning device comprises a frame with a plurality of posts connected with the frame. The device is formed of an elastic material such that a user may place at least one of the plurality of posts between a user's toes and pull the post to stretch and elongate the post between the toes. Upon release, the elastic material of the post causes the post to attempt to return to its original shape, thereby causing it to expand out and conform its shape to fit snugly against the user's toes. Additionally, the elastic material allows the toe posts to be positioned and maintained at numerous locations between the user's toes for customizable positioning between the toes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Frederic Ferri
  • Publication number: 20150121708
    Abstract: A handle for a hand tool includes a rigid body and a surface portion arranged to cover at least a part of the rigid body. The rigid body includes protrusions arranged in a predetermined pattern. The surface portion is arranged to cover at least a part of the rigid body such that the predetermined pattern of protrusions is present in an outer surface of the surface portion, and a thickness of the surface portion at the protrusions is the same or almost the same as a thickness of the surface portion at locations between the protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FISKARS GARDEN OY AB
    Inventors: Carl-Olof Holm, Jouni Riikonen
  • Publication number: 20150125703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fibre-composite components that are produced by impregnating fibres with a reaction resin mixture of polyisocyanates, polyols, trimersation catalysts and optionally additives, and to a method for production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lindner, Klaus Franken, Dirk Passmann, Peter Nordmann
  • Patent number: 9023267
    Abstract: A tool (1000) includes a mold defining a cavity (1002). The cavity can be for receiving a glass layer (402). A floating core insert (1001) can be placed in the cavity to apply a preloading force against a first major face of the glass layer, preclude an overmolding operation on the first major face, and allow overmolding only on minor faces of the glass layer when polymeric material (1100) is injected into runners (1018,1019,1020) of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Haupt, Joseph L. Allore, Michael J. Formenti
  • Publication number: 20150113912
    Abstract: A self-confining structural article includes a ceramic matrix with a reinforcement member disposed within the ceramic matrix. The reinforcement member is continuous, and has a mesh with holes not exceeding 4 mm in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Hwai-Chung Wu
  • Publication number: 20150119165
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a club face and a body. The club face is formed from a metallic material and includes a first, hitting surface, a second, rear surface that is opposite the first surface, and a flange that is separated from the second surface by a transverse distance. The body is formed from a polymeric material and includes a crown, a sole, a hosel, and a face support. The club face and the body cooperate to define a closed volume, and the face support extends to opposing sides of the flange and is operative to couple the club face to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Sander
  • Publication number: 20150107477
    Abstract: The invention relates to an igniting unit (10), especially for an inflator, comprising an electric igniter (11) including a first inner cap (12) which forms a space (14) for being filled with a booster propellant charge with a second outer cap (13). in accordance with the invention, the second cap (13) is an electrically non-conductive insulating cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Heigl, Johann Hinkofer, Christoph Knollhuber, Christoph Mocker, Andreas Seidel
  • Publication number: 20150112337
    Abstract: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having a stop and a plurality of overmold teeth within at least one jaw member. One (or both) of the jaw members is moveable relative to the other between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween. One (or both) of the jaw members includes a stop molded within an insulative housing, and an insulator plate with the overmold teeth formed from plastic. The overmold teeth extend through openings within a sealing plate and protrude past the tissue sealing surface of the sealing plate. The stop primarily controls the gap distance between opposing jaw members by bearing most of an applied load and the overmold teeth assist in controlling the gap distance by bearing the remaining applied load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: JOHN R. TWOMEY, DYLAN R. KINGSLEY, JAMES D. ALLEN, IV, SEAN T. O'NEILL, JEFFREY M. ROY
  • 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: 9005506
    Abstract: A manufacturing method and a manufacturing apparatus of a fiber reinforced composite material are provided, in which the whole fiber-based material is impregnated with a resin and a molding can be performed with high dimensional accuracy. A manufacturing method of a fiber reinforced composite material according to the present invention includes fixing a fiber-based material having a first surface to a first mold to provide an opening for the first surface; setting a second mold having a second surface such that the first surface faces the second surface through a space; filling resin into the space; and relatively moving the second mold and the first mold to bring the second surface closer to the first surface, such that the fiber-based material is impregnated with the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Horizono, Shigeru Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20150096988
    Abstract: A bung closure for gas-tight and liquid-tight closure of a bung opening of a container, includes a cup-shaped basic body made from metal and having a disk-shaped base and an adjoining, upwardly open, tubular ring part; at least one interlocking element in the form of a shaped sheet-metal strip or a tab provided within the cup-shaped basic body for engagement with a screwing tool for screwing the bung closure into, and out of the bung opening of the container; and a stable plastics layer provided on the outer side of the ring part, with an external thread formed on an outside of the plastics layer for threaded engagement with the internal thread of the bung opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Mauser-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 8998599
    Abstract: An apparatus for injection molding an opening device on a sheet packaging material having a hole possessing an axis, formed through a first layer and sealed by a cover portion of a second layer; comprises a mold cavity coaxially housing the cover portion and comprising a first chamber adapted to be filled with molten plastic material on a first side of the cover portion, and a second tubular chamber projecting along the axis from the first chamber and adapted to be filled with the molten plastic material coming from the first chamber through an annular peripheral portion of the cover portion to form, on a second side of the cover portion, a spout; an annular rib delimiting a passage connecting the first and second chamber and defining, when filled with the plastic material, an annular tearable membrane connection portion between the spout and the plastic material covering the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Martini, Davide Morciano, Elisa Michelini, Ivan Orlandi
  • Patent number: 8992199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dynamic mold seal for use in a molding apparatus to mold a polymeric frame or gasket onto the periphery of a glass sheet. The molding apparatus may be used to form a vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Charles Sitterlet, Robert Ronald Frutig
  • Publication number: 20150084236
    Abstract: Composite film assemblies, in-mold label formed from the composite film assemblies, and articles incorporating in-mold labels. Film assemblies according to embodiments of the invention include multi-layer or composite films that include one or more optional layers of a barrier material sandwiched between films, such as heat sealable films. The composite films can be used to form labels in standard in-mold labeling processes such that standard robotics, molds, and materials can be used. The composite film assembly can seal on itself or other similar compatible films when overlapped such that a complete overlap seam is formed without edge lift or curl. The composite film assembly can be tailored to have certain barrier properties depending on the end-use application of the molded article, such as packaging of consumable products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Lee A. Timmerman, Chad M. Ratcliff, Dennis W. Richmond, Lane H. Gravley
  • Publication number: 20150084235
    Abstract: A respirator mask and a method of making the respirator mask that includes a lens member and a plurality of buckle members spaced around the lens member. A flange member is overmolded to the lens member and to the spaced buckle members at the same time by the following method. A mold member is provided to have individual mold supports to individually receive and support the lens member and to individually receive and support the buckle members at the spaced positions around the lens member. The mold member forms a flange cavity around the lens member and extending to the buckle members. The lens member is positioned within its individual mold support and the buckle members are positioned within their individual mold supports at the spaced positions around the lens member. The molding material is then injected into the flange cavity to form a flange that overmolds to the lens member while at the same time overmolds to the buckle members to form the respirator mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MOLDEX-METRIC, INC.
    Inventor: Eric P. Rose
  • Publication number: 20150079828
    Abstract: A composite insert has at least one metallic contact element which is extrusion-coated with the aid of a premolded part which has a first three-dimensional sealing surface to an injection mold, a stiffener of the contact element being formed beyond a transition region of the premolded part to the injection mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Kunert, Gabor Klimaj
  • Patent number: 8973761
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a method for making a pleated filter cartridge by placing a pleated filter on a mold and adding a polymerizable potting compound to the inner cavity of the pleated filter. The potting compound is permitted to cover the portion of the upper surface of the mold that is encompassed by the pleats. The potting compound is selected to form a polyurethane after polymerization is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Jason Mei, Jeff Allen Canfield, Bryan David Yetter
  • 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: 8974711
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a lined waterproof footwear product, and footwear product formed therefrom, are provided. A last, having an exterior surface configured to correspond to the size and shape of the interior surface of the footwear product, is covered with a microcellular lining material. An injection mold comprises shells having a pre-determined configuration to mold an upper portion that attaches to the lining during the molding process. In the finished footwear product, the molded upper portion has a molded foot portion that extends around the wear's foot and an upwardly-extending molded portion that covers a part of the lining while leaving another part of the lining uncovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Genfoot Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Cook, Joseph Bichai
  • Publication number: 20150062460
    Abstract: In a mobile terminal and the method for manufacturing the mobile terminal, the bonding strength between a glass panel and a resin housing is ensured, as well as ensuring as large display area as possible. The width of a touch panel 4 is set greater than that of a glass panel 3, and insert molding is performed such that a corner space 7 formed between a protruding part of the touch panel 4 and a side surface of the glass panel 3 is covered by resin 14 forming a housing 2 in the state in which the touch panel 4 is bonded to a rear surface of the glass panel 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150064394
    Abstract: Techniques for forming portions of a computing device are described herein. The techniques include a method including forming a first portion of a computing device, the first portion composed of a metal. A nanostructure layer of the first portion is formed, and a second portion of the computing device is formed, wherein the second portion composed of a polymer. The method includes coupling the first portion to the second portion by injection molding the polymer of the second portion onto the nanostructure layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Gwin, Mark Sprenger
  • Publication number: 20150052794
    Abstract: A strengthened firearm includes at least one metal/composite material formed into at least one firearm component, and a polymer/composite material combined with the at least one firearm component. The metal/composite material replaces the polymer/composite material in a specific area or component of the firearm that may be weak or tend to fail earlier than other areas or components of a polymer/composite firearm. The method of combining the multiple materials allows for additional strength in the firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: James Matthew Underwood, Larry Cullen Underwood
  • Publication number: 20150056428
    Abstract: A plastic overmold aluminum extrusion including at least one plastic overmold and aluminum extrusion. The aluminum extrusion is formed with sufficient cross sectional properties and features such as an internal web to help prevent undesirable collapses under injection or compression molding pressures. This improves part geometry and strength while minimizing weight. A plurality of protrusions and/or local deformations on an outer wall of the extrusion can be used to create strong mechanical interface to the plastic. Localized deformations can result from a combination of the applied plastic pressure under injection or compression molding pressures and the proximity of outer gaps of the internal web structure. A process of making the plastic overmold aluminum extrusion includes inserting at least one aluminum extrusion into a mold without mandrels and delivering plastic forming the plastic overmold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Magna International Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Peter Birka
  • Publication number: 20150051687
    Abstract: This disclosure includes embodiments of vascular prosthetic assemblies (e.g., heart valves) and methods for using (e.g., percutaneously) and manufacturing (e.g., overmolding) the assemblies. In one embodiment, a vascular prosthetic assembly comprises a frame and a cellulose-based body coupled to the frame, wherein the frame is configured to be altered from an expanded configuration to a collapsed configuration. The frame can be biased toward the expanded configuration, and the assembly can be configured for placement within a catheter when the frame is in the collapsed configuration. In the embodiment shown, the frame can comprise any number of biocompatible materials, including, but not limited to, nitinol. Stainless steel, or cobalt chromium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Dickerhoff, Robert S. Farivar, Madhavan L. Raghavan, Vijay Kumar
  • Publication number: 20150050453
    Abstract: This specification discloses an article of manufacture. The article of manufacture has at least one structural blank and at least one guide. The structural blank has a plurality of oriented fiber plies in a thermoplastic matrix. The guide has a plurality of random dispersed fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The guide is affixed to the structural blank by injection molding and over molding the guide onto the structural blank. The article of manufacture can take a number of forms for use in industries such as aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trains or watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: William V. Carson, JR., George Bielert, Rocco Deangelis
  • Publication number: 20150035317
    Abstract: A fender bracket includes a composite structure having a first flange to operatively connect to a fender, a second flange to operatively connect to a vehicle body structure, and a web connecting the first flange and the second flange. At least one actuator is positioned in at least a portion of the web. The at least one actuator is selected from a piezoelectric actuator, an active material actuator, and a pyrotechnic actuator. The at least one actuator is to cause a fracture or buckling of the web in response to an activation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Venkat Aitharaju, Hamid G. Kia
  • Patent number: 8944797
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes a mold having a long cavity; a pinching member that holds a long metal plate having a pair of longitudinal ends, a pair of lateral ends and a pair of surfaces forming a plate shape by pinching the long metal member, the long metal plate being inserted into the cavity such that the longitudinal direction of the long metal plate is directed to a longitudinal direction of the cavity and the long metal plate is positioned at a position offset from a center of the cross-section of the circumferential surface; and an inlet for pouring a resin material into a space defined between the mold and the pinching member, wherein a shape of the space is such that the amounts of the resin material to be poured around the each side of the pair of surfaces of the long metal plate are equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Misonoo, Makoto Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 8945168
    Abstract: A non-compliant medical balloon may be changed from a deflated state to an inflated state by increasing the internal pressure within the balloon. The balloon comprises a balloon layer having an outer surface, the balloon layer including a base layer, a first reinforcing layer and a second reinforcing layer. The base layer is formed of a polymer material. The first reinforcing layer is one of either a plurality of discrete inelastic fibers oriented substantially parallel to the long axis of the balloon and a first layer of textile fabric material, the textile fabric material being one of a woven, knitted, braided and non-woven fabric. The second reinforcing layer is one of either at least one inelastic fiber wrapped around the circumference of the balloon substantially transverse to the long axis of the balloon and a second layer of textile fabric material, the textile fabric material being one of a woven, knitted, braided and non-woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Davies, Jr., Kelli Hayes, Lanny R. Pepper
  • Publication number: 20150027410
    Abstract: A component is described as including a base part, a sealing element, and an extrusion coat, which extends at least partially around the base part and at least partially around the sealing element, the extrusion coat keeping the sealing element in an elastically deformed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Kromer
  • Patent number: 8940211
    Abstract: A unitary two component article for personal hygiene, such as a toothbrush, wherein the same is formed by injection molding of two differing plastic materials. The plastics do not adhesively or chemically bond to each other. The two differing plastic parts of the toothbrush are mechanically connected, such as by interfitting portions of the two plastic components or by shrinking one plastic component about the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Trisa Holding AG
    Inventors: Beat Huber, Peter Waldispuhl
  • Publication number: 20150021822
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall panel has a precast body including at least one decorative design element. In addition, the wall panel includes a mounting element having a first end embedded in the precast body and a second end projecting from the precast body. A groove is formed between the precast body and the second end of the mounting element along a first edge of the precast body. A tongue is formed along a second edge of the precast body opposite the first edge. The tongue and groove cooperate to allow prefabricated wall panels to be more easily installed on a support substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: David H. Wolf, James S. Belt, William Smith, Donn R. Vermilion, Wayne Buoni, Joy Stickel