Plural Sequential Shaping Or Molding Steps On Same Workpiece Patents (Class 264/294)
  • Patent number: 10987857
    Abstract: An example technique may include depositing, on or adjacent a substrate, a first volume of a polymeric material using an additive manufacturing technique. The first volume of the polymeric material has a first degree of polymer orientation associated with a first deposition rate and a first temperature. The example technique may include depositing, on or adjacent the substrate or the first volume of material, at least one second volume of the polymeric material. The second volume of the polymeric material has a second degree of polymer orientation associated with a second deposition rate and a second temperature. The first volume and the second volume are configured to respond to a shape change stimulus by exhibiting a respective first change in dimension and a second change in dimension. The first change in dimension is different from the second change in dimension by a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Quinlan Yee Shuck
  • Patent number: 10808118
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed novel epoxy novolac composite comprising environmentally friendly toughening agents based on bio-derived chemicals namely, Difunctional glycidyl ether epoxy resin (Cardolite NC-514) and Polyglycidyl ether of an alkenyl phenol formaldehyde novolac resin (Cardolite NC-547) used for the toughening of epoxy novolac resin namely Poly[(phenyl glycidyl ether)-co-formaldehyde] [PPGEF].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Manohar Virupax Badiger, Rajeshwari Shyamji Gour, Prakash Purushottam Wadgaonkar
  • Patent number: 10471652
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement additive manufacturing techniques that employ different sets of deposition characteristics and/or material formation characteristics during the additive manufacture of an object so as to strategically build up the object. In many embodiments, material used to build up an object is deposited at different deposition rates during the additive manufacture of the object, and the object is thereby strategically built up. In one embodiment, a method of additively manufacturing an object includes: depositing material onto a surface at a first deposition rate so as to define a first region of the object to be additively manufactured; and depositing material onto a surface at a second deposition rate so as to define a second region of the object to be additively manufactured; where the second deposition rate is different from the first deposition rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, John Paul C. Borgonia
  • Patent number: 10414911
    Abstract: A composition comprises a highly filled polymeric concentrate produced by melt processing a filler with a liquid polymeric dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Interfacial Consultants LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Dean Elliott, Philip Brunner
  • Patent number: 10399268
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to forming shaped thermoplastic articles having smooth peripheries. Many thermoplastic articles have sharp edges formed upon molding or cutting the article from a feedstock sheet. Such sharp edges can damage thin plastic films or flesh which they contact, and smoothing the edges is desirable. Described herein are methods of forming a smooth periphery for such sharp-edged articles by rolling over the sharp edge. The smoothing operation is performed by forming a deflectable flange including a bend region separated from the potentially sharp peripheral edge by a spacer, deflecting a portion of the deflectable flange, and softening at least one bent portion of the deflectable flange to yield a smooth periphery upon cooling. The deflection can include curling the spacer at or near the peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Millard F Wallace
  • Patent number: 10363697
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling a conveyor for conveying hollow bodies through a hollow-body heating station including: —a heating tunnel defining a heating path, —a conveyor including at least one travel track and shuttles capable of moving along the track while picking up at least one hollow body, the movement of each shuttle being controlled individually, —a travel-track loading portion on which two consecutive shuttles move at a first predetermined input separation, and a travel-track unloading portion. Two consecutive shuttles moving on this unloading portion are spaced apart by a predetermined output separation that is different from the first input separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Yoann Lahogue, Frederic Lecomte, Sebastien Fevre
  • Patent number: 10183774
    Abstract: A package comprises an entirety of a tray (10) having an open side and a ring-shaped cover rim (20) which is located at the open side of the tray (10), at an outer circumferential rim (16) of the tray (10), and which is connected to the tray (10) through a relatively weak breaking portion (30). For the purpose of manufacturing the package, a mold (41) is provided. Also, a sheet (40) is provided and placed in the mold (41), wherein a movement of the sheet (40) is forced in two different directions. The cover rim (20) is formed with an inner ring (21) in which an inward bulge (28) is realized, along at least a portion of the circumference thereof, as an aids in establishing a clamping connection between the cover rim (20) and the tray (10) once the cover rim (20) has been broken away from the tray (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Naber Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Cornelis Maria Naber
  • Patent number: 10159551
    Abstract: A method of manufacture for a vaginal insert. The vaginal insert may have a core, a cover, and a removal element. In various embodiments, the cover can be conformed to the vaginal insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Chadwick I. Romzek, Claudiu Andrei Bouruc, Todd W. Wilkes, David John Enz, Jesse J. Pasterski, Kurt G. Krupka, Brian Wayne Tomac, Sarah Anne Olson
  • Patent number: 10047215
    Abstract: A polyketone composite resin composition may include 40 to 70 wt % of a polyketone copolymer; and 30 to 60 wt % of a glass fiber, based on a total weight of the resin composition, wherein the polyketone composite resin composition further includes 0.1 to 3 phr of a processing stabilizer and 0.1 to 3 phr of a fluorine stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Desco Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SangWoo Kim, Junchan Lim, Jong-Hwal Kim
  • Patent number: 9875930
    Abstract: Methods of packaging integrated circuits are disclosed herein. In one embodiment of a method. A die having a side is provided. A conductive stud is connected to the side of the die, wherein the conductive stud has a first end that is connected to the die and an opposite second end. The die is encapsulated except for the side. A first dielectric layer is affixed to the side of the die. The first dielectric layer has a first side and a second side. The first side of the first dielectric layer is affixed to the side of the die. The conductive stud enters the first side of the first dielectric layer. A conductive layer is affixed to the second side of the first dielectric layer. The second side of the conductive stud is affixed to the conductive layer using a conductive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bernardo Gallegos, Abram Castro
  • Patent number: 9817216
    Abstract: Device and method for producing a plurality of microlenses from a lens material. The method includes: applying lens material intended for the embossing of the microlenses to a plurality of first lens molds distributed on a first embossing side of a first die for embossing of the microlenses, moving the first die and a second die located essentially parallel, in an X-Y plane, and opposite the first die, on top of one another in a Z-direction running essentially perpendicular to the X-Y plane, embossing the microlenses by shaping and curing the lens material, the shaping taking place by moving the first and second embossing sides on top of one another, up to a thickness D1 of the lens material in the Z-direction, wherein the lens material of each microlens at least during curing is separate from the lens material of each microlens which is adjacent in the X-Y plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: EV Group E. Thallner GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Kast
  • Patent number: 9796011
    Abstract: A forming die with a flexible blank holder is provided. The forming die includes an upper die set, a lower die set, and a blank holder with a flexible pad. The upper die set has an upper die base and an upper die insert provided on the upper die base and has a cavity surface. The lower die set has a lower die base, an elastic member on the lower die base, and a lower die punch on the lower die base. Guide posts are provided between the upper die set and the lower die set to define relative positions of the two die sets. Through relative movement of the upper and the lower die sets, a blank placed on the blank holder there between is formed by forming. During the forming, the flexible pad is tightly pressed against the blank under the pressing force of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Bor-Tsuen Lin, Kuan-Yu Su, Huai-Xiang Liu, Cheng-Yu Yang
  • Patent number: 9738042
    Abstract: This invention relates to a die tool, a device and a method for producing, in particular embossing, a monolithic lens wafer that has a large number of microlenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kast, Markus Wimplinger
  • Patent number: 9702065
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for making a composite part including an assembly of superimposed webs of reinforcement threads imbedded at least partially in a polymer matrix, said part including at least one curved area and the method comprising steps of draping or stacking plies of a composite material, characterized in that, in at least one area adjacent to a curved area, at least one draping or stacking step is carried out with a ply of composite material, that comprises a web, or twisted thread web, including at least one twisted reinforcement thread in order to at least compensate the length differences of the extreme paths of the thread on either side of the width as measured in a direction parallel to the surface of the web; the invention also relates to the composite materials thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hexcel Reinforcements, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Alain Bruyere, Jean-Benoit Thiel, Jacques Ducarre
  • Patent number: 9527229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing molded trim parts, wherein the following steps are carried out consecutively: compression molding a decorative blank having a visible side and a backing side as the first work piece; subsequent backmolding the first work piece and finally overmolding the first work piece. In the same step, a further decorative blank is compression-molded as the second work piece, and then the method is further carried out for the second work piece in the same way as for the first work piece. The invention further relates to a device for producing molded trim parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HORETH KUNSTSTOFFVERARBEITUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter Horeth, Wolfgang Horeth
  • Patent number: 9500408
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a veneer dryer system and methods of constructing, relocating, and replacing veneer dryers and other constructs such as lumber kilns, machinery, and processing lines or parts thereof. Embodiments of a veneer dryer system may include a track and a veneer dryer movably coupled with the track. The track may extend between the desired location of the veneer dryer and a construction location. Movers may be coupled with the track at the construction location. The veneer dryer may be partially or fully constructed on the movers and moved to the desired location for use. A pre-existing veneer dryer at the desired location may remain operational during the construction and removed before the new veneer dryer is moved into place, substantially reducing downtime and costs as compared to prior methods of replacing veneer dryers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: USNR, LLC
    Inventors: Clinton Spangler, Conrad Bullion
  • Publication number: 20150148454
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions, especially thermoplastic moulding compositions, comprising polyethylene terephthalate (PET), poly(1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) (PCT), glass fibres and talc, to the use of these compositions in the form of moulding compositions for production of products resistant to heat distortion for short periods, and to a process for producing polyester-based products resistant to heat distortion for short periods, preferably polyester-based electric or electronic products, especially polyester-based optoelectronic products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Timo IMMEL, Jochen ENDTNER, Matthias BIENMUELLER
  • Patent number: 9034233
    Abstract: In a method of processing a substrate in accordance with an embodiment, a trench may be formed in the substrate, imprint material may be deposited at least into the trench, the imprint material in the trench may be embossed using a stamp device, and the stamp device may be removed from the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Joerg Ortner, Michael Sorger
  • Publication number: 20150130117
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for multi-stage printing teaches means for removing and replacing a printed component during the printing process and accurately placing the component in the printer for continuation of the printing process. This can be accomplished through the use of a scanner, probe machine, or scanning Additionally, the present invention teaches the use of heating means in combination with a 3D printer to overcome additional issues with multi-sage printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Alberto Daniel Lacaze, Karl Nicholas Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150126827
    Abstract: A covering cap, in particular for placing on a skin analyzer, contains an end wall bounded by a circumferential edge, and a circumferential wall adjoining the circumferential edge of the end wall. At least one part of the covering cap has a thickness that is less than a thickness of the circumferential wall in a portion of the circumferential wall that lies in the region or end of the circumferential wall remote from the end wall. The end wall is of a gas-permeable configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: HAGL Peter
  • Patent number: 9023262
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a polymeric implantable medical device using gel extrusion of high molecular weight polymers or charge-induced orientation to avoid heat degradation of the polymer that might occur during conventional heat extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Huang, David C. Gale
  • Publication number: 20150119238
    Abstract: A method for marking an item including a shape memory polymer (SMP) having a visual readable and/or machine readable graphic element on the surface of the item. The method includes pretreating the surface of the item; colouring the surface of the item with a dye solution containing an organic dye and an organic solvent; cleaning and drying the surface of the item; and engraving by at least partially ablating the surface of the item. The dyeing process is suitable for colouring the surface of a shape memory polymer (SMP), wherein the information is engraved in a form of a code or other label on the coloured surface. The colouring causes an increased contrast and thus facilitates machine readability of marking and coding without affecting the other properties of the SMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Melanie Ecker, Markus Schildhauer
  • Patent number: 9005507
    Abstract: A method including the steps of forming an inner ring of a wheel hub, by joining a spindle and an insert ring fitted onto the spindle, on a side of a first end of the spindle; axially blocking the insert ring on the spindle by plastically deforming the first end of the spindle to form an upset collar therewith, which axially protrudes from the insert ring; and after forming the upset collar, frontally obtaining on the collar, on the side opposite to the insert ring a frontal toothing by means of a single creator tool provided, towards the collar, with a toothing which is complementary to that to be obtained, by impressing onto the collar, in sequence, one or more teeth of the complementary toothing, which have ridges with a rounded profile having a curvature radius (R) varying in the direction of an axis of symmetry (A1) of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Enrico Morello, Fulvio Nicastri
  • Patent number: 9004900
    Abstract: The present invention is a material forming apparatus that includes a piece of material that is a piece of laminated wood, a cover sheet made of plastic material, a flexible bed, a plurality of bed arms and a plurality of drive gears. The material forming apparatus also includes a numerical digital display, a plurality of roller clamps, one or more cranks with a grasping knob and a plurality of pivoting arms that are rotated by rotation of the drive gears and move the bed arms to force the flexible bed and the piece of material into a desired arc radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SD Machinery, LLC
    Inventors: Donald S. Lupa, Steve B. Torre
  • Patent number: 8999218
    Abstract: A process of producing a member having a pattern. The process includes preparing a first mold having a pattern surface provided with a first uneven pattern at a surface of the first mold, and preparing a second mold having a pattern surface, provided with a second uneven pattern at a surface of the second mold, including a shape portion corresponding to an outer peripheral shape of the pattern surface provided with the first uneven pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Seki, Masao Majima, Nobuhito Suehira
  • Patent number: 8999482
    Abstract: A structure 1 is provided with a core layer 2 where a plurality of polygonal-cylindrical or circular-cylindrical cells S are disposed adjoiningly inside and skin layers 3, 4 that are provided on the upper and lower surfaces of the core layer 2. Communication portions 6 for communicating with adjacent cells S are formed in the core layer 2. A molded article is formed by providing a bent portion to the structure 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Tanii, Masahiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 8974713
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for producing plastic products with an integrated reinforcing structure. To do so, a flexible fabric is first placed onto a surface of a cavity of a mold and is successively coated with plastic on the various sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Lothar Kroll, Wolfgang Nendel, Frank Helbig, Karl-Heinz Hoyer, Tino Zucker, Martin Würtele
  • Patent number: 8961848
    Abstract: A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes inflating the delivery balloon during a diameter reduction to improve scaffold retention and maintaining an inflated balloon during the diameter reduction and prior and subsequent dwell periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Ayo Roberts, Sean A. McNiven, Kathleen Yan, Boyd V. Knott, Jeremy B. Beer, Mark C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8951454
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for forming golf balls, wherein an extruder forms a continuous tubing of cover material and a continuous stream of golf ball cores are fed into the tubing and translated to an encasement station wherein the tubing/cover material is wrapped around each core and the encased core sealed off by a twisting or crimping procedure. The resulting product is placed into a compression mold and a two piece golf ball can be created without the need for the costly process of injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Richard Strozyk
  • Patent number: 8951035
    Abstract: An injection molding tool is used to produce plastic parts such as toothbrush bodies or razor handles, for example. The tool has a stationary center mold block and a pair of outer mold blocks. The center mold block has two parallel opposed molding faces joined by two parallel opposed side faces extending perpendicular to the molding faces. The molding faces have parallel partial mold cavities formed therein and the outer mold blocks each are associated with one mold face of the center mold block and each have a molding face with parallel partial mold cavities formed therein which together with corresponding partial mold cavities of the associated mold face of the center mold block form complete mold cavities. Holders are indexed alongside the peripheral faces and around corners formed between the peripheral faces to hold and transport molded parts alongside the peripheral faces of the center mold block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: GB Boucherie NV
    Inventor: Bart Gerard Boucherie
  • Patent number: 8940212
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for producing a molded plastic product having an outer skin and in inner core. The method is particularly suitable for making structural products such as panels or the like from recycled plastic material. The method comprises the steps of: providing a mold having a mold cavity; forming an outer skin from a first plastic material on at least two opposed surfaces inside the mold cavity; forming an inner core from a second plastic material inside the mold cavity; and at least partially curing the plastic materials to form a molding inside the mold cavity via the application of heat. The method is characterised by the subsequent steps of (optionally pre-cooling the molding and then) simultaneously cooling the molding and compressing the molding so as to reduce its size in at least one dimension to a desired dimension of the finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: 100 Percent Recycled Panel Company Limited
    Inventor: Gary Mills
  • Publication number: 20150014885
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement additive manufacturing techniques that employ different sets of deposition characteristics and/or material formation characteristics during the additive manufacture of an object so as to strategically build up the object. In many embodiments, material used to build up an object is deposited at different deposition rates during the additive manufacture of the object, and the object is thereby strategically built up. In one embodiment, a method of additively manufacturing an object includes: depositing material onto a surface at a first deposition rate so as to define a first region of the object to be additively manufactured; and depositing material onto a surface at a second deposition rate so as to define a second region of the object to be additively manufactured; where the second deposition rate is different from the first deposition rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, John Paul C. Borgonia
  • Publication number: 20140379005
    Abstract: Prosthesis to treat hernia, can include a single mesh sheet having biocompatible fibers. It has a flat portion, an unstiffened protuberance formed from the flat portion, and an opening in the flat portion formed by the protuberance having a first diameter. The protuberance includes a proximal portion closest to the flat portion having a proximal portion height, and a distal portion disposed farthest from the flat portion having a distal portion height, a second diameter, and an end of the distal portion is unstiffened. The proximal portion height is a distance from the flat portion to a beginning of the distal portion, and the distal portion height can be a distance from the flat portion to the end of the distal portion. The second diameter is greater than the first diameter, and a first ratio of the distal portion height to the proximal portion height is approximately 1.4 to 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Herniamesh S.R.L.
    Inventors: Ermanno E. TRABUCCO, Pier Aldo CREPALDI
  • Patent number: 8911655
    Abstract: A method for producing a film having a fine irregular pattern intermittently includes feeding a film to be processed intermittently from upstream side to the vicinity of the surface of a die having a fine irregular pattern, transferring the pattern to the surface of the film by pressing the film against the surface of a die, stripping the processed film on which a pattern is formed from the surface of a die, and then feeding a new film to be processed to the die, wherein the processed film is stripped from the surface of a die by gripping and moving the processed film to the upstream side, and then the processed film is fed by a length of intermittent feed to the surface of a die while preventing the processed film from creasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Minoura, Yuma Hirai, Fumiyasu Nomura
  • Publication number: 20140360132
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems and apparatuses for producing delivery devices, for example, for oral intake of an agent. In the broadest aspect, the method can include assembling one or more layers including one or more materials with an agent or an agent-releasing formulation to form an integrated, for example a laminated, device; folding the integrated delivery device to form a folded integrated delivery device; and at least partially enclosing the fold delivery device to a form suitable for oral delivery. The integrated device can include a first external layer of a first material; a frame of a second material mounted on the first external layer; an agent-releasing formulation housed within the frame; and a second external layer of the first material mounted on the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: INTEC PHARMA LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe TSABARI, Avner BALSHEY, Erez YOFE, Michael FRIEDMAN
  • Patent number: 8906179
    Abstract: Systems, tools, and methods for forming composite tubular stringers and stiffened composite structures having composite tubular stringers are disclosed. Systems include a tool, a supply of pliable blanks for forming composite tubular stringers with the tool, a supply of skin segments for forming a skin, and a layup mandrel for receiving the composite tubular stringers and the skin to form a stiffened composite structure. Tools include a wrapping mandrel for forming from a pliable blank a tubular structure with a first circumferential profile, and a transition mandrel for conforming the tubular structure to a second circumferential profile. Methods include wrapping a pliable blank around a wrapping mandrel to define a tubular structure having a first circumferential profile, and transitioning the tubular structure from having the first circumferential profile to having a second circumferential profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brad Andrew Coxon, Daniel M. Rotter, Brian G. Robins, Wallace C. H. Chan, Bernhard Dopker, Stephen Keith Kirchmeier
  • Patent number: 8899939
    Abstract: Process for producing a ceramic composite structure includes impregnating a reinforcing material with a suitable precursor slurry composition including thermosetting resin, a suitable curing agent, a ceramic component, a carbonaceous solids component, and optionally, a suitable solvent. Exemplary thermosetting resins include polyesters, vinyl esters, epoxy resins, bismaleimide resins, and polyimide resins. The carbonaceous solids component provides a suitable amount of carbon char upon pyrolization. The preform may be dried prior to curing to remove solvents and thereby provide a working material comprising up to 70 volume % solids. The preform is cured, pyrolized, and infiltrated with molten silicon to form a composite article. The thermosetting resin is selected for processibility, green strength, and relatively fast cure cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Manicke, Bryant Edward Walker, Warren Rosal Ronk
  • Publication number: 20140350027
    Abstract: Sustained release pharmaceutical compositions that contain imatinib or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The pharmaceutical compositions further contain a release retardant, for example a water soluble, a water swellable and/or a water insoluble polymer. The present invention also features a particularly useful process of making such sustained release pharmaceutical compositions by using an extruder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Madhav Vasanthavada, Jay Parthiban, Wei-Qin Tong, Abu T. M. Serajuddin
  • Patent number: 8894903
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a fiber-reinforced component includes heating a blank of a carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plastic material to at least a melting temperature of the thermoplastic plastic material; introducing the blank into an at least two-part molding tool; forming the fiber-reinforced component by applying pressure on the blank using the molding tool; and injecting a further thermoplastic plastic material into at least one edge region of the molding tool so as to form an edge seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Bakker, Frank Brueggemann, Klaus Edelmann, Guenter Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20140308643
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training that include materials that better mimic natural human tissue are disclosed. In one aspect a polysiloxane mixture for simulating human biological tissue, especially human breast tissue, is disclosed. In another aspect, a method of manufacturing a biological tissue ultrasound phantom is disclosed. In another aspect, a human breast tissue models are disclosed. In some instances, the human breast tissue model includes at least one simulated pathological structure that simulates such pathologies as a cyst, a medullary carcinoma, a ductal carcinoma, an infiltrating scirrhus carcinoma, a lobular carcinoma, and a fibroadenoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Neil Trotta, Jennifer Anne Trotta, Siobhain Lowe
  • Patent number: 8858858
    Abstract: A method of forming a container from a construct. The method includes obtaining a tool having a cavity, a core, and an articulated section for being moveable within the cavity relative to the cavity and the core. The method further includes placing a construct between the cavity and the core, moving the core relative to the cavity so that the articulated section at least partially initially grips a portion of the construct, and further moving the core into the cavity. The portion of the construct remains gripped by the articulated section in the cavity during the further moving of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Middleton, Mark Richard Sinclair, Brian Robert O'Hagan, Patrick Henry Wnek, Terrence Philip Lafferty, Peter Walrave Blaas, Kevin James Hjort, Patrick James Smith
  • Patent number: 8851873
    Abstract: An automatic circle forming apparatus adapted for automatically forming OPP (O-phenylphenol) plastic circles includes a lower equipment cabinet, a first base plate, a transmitting module, an automatic separating module, an automatic tearing film module, a sucking waste mechanism, a displacement module, an automatic forming module and an upper equipment cabinet. The upper equipment cabinet is positioned on the first base plate for installing the transmitting module, the automatic separating module, the automatic tearing film module, the sucking waste mechanism, the displacement module and the automatic forming module therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ai-Jun Yan, Wei Wang, Wen-Zhi Xia
  • Patent number: 8840827
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a method for compression molding cosmetic panels with visible carbon fiber weaves using clear or lightly filled resins. The method uses a modified, two-step compression molding process to reflow the surface of a partially cured preform of carbon fiber weave and epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Stanley A. Iobst, Chen-Shih Wang, Choongyong Kwag
  • Publication number: 20140262605
    Abstract: A monolithic noise suppression device comprising a monolithic, integral baffle housing module. The module comprising, in turn, at least no welded joints or seams between the various components that make up the core of the module and no welded joints or seams between the core, or any structures that make up the core, and the various interior surfaces and/or structures that make up the body of the module. The module is preferably plastic and manufactured using a layered printing process. The monolithic, integral baffle housing module may include various other features that enhance performance, reduce manufacturing cost, facilitate customization and eliminate restrictions on disposability as compared to conventional noise suppression devices. The monolithic noise suppression device may further comprise a first stage noise suppression device to be used in conjunction with the monolithic, integral baffle housing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Center Firearms Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Center Firearms Co., Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140255688
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of preparing a film of nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) on at least one surface of a support material, wherein the film is applied and spread directly onto a surface of the plastic support material in the form of a suspension of nanofibrillated cellulose, whereby the nanofibrillated cellulose forms a film. Further, the invention concerns a structure containing or consisting of a film of nanofibrillated cellulose prepared using said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: Telnologian tutkimuskeskus VTT, Aalto University Foundation
    Inventors: Tekla Salminen, Ulla Hippi, Arto Salminen
  • Patent number: 8815134
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a film of ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin comprising: (a) subjecting a starting ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin with a weight average molecular weight of at least 500 000 gram/mole in powder form to a compacting step using an isobaric press; and (b) subjecting the compacted polyolefin to a rolling step and at least one stretching step under such conditions that at no point during the processing of the polymer its temperature is raised to a value above its melting point. The process allows for the manufacture of ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin films of high quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid B.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Wilhelmus Maria Gemma Peters
  • Patent number: 8801423
    Abstract: A nozzle N which moves in a scan direction Ds along a surface Wf of a substrate W discharges an application liquid which contains a photo-curing material, and a light emitter E moving as if to follow the nozzle N irradiates light (UV light for instance) upon the application liquid. Arriving at an application end position, the nozzle N stops discharging the application liquid and retracts in a direction away from the substrate surface Wf. Meanwhile, the light emitter E keeps moving in the scan direction Ds, thereby irradiating even the terminating end of the application liquid with the light without fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Iwashima, Masakazu Sanada
  • Publication number: 20140216232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are drumsticks comprising agricultural fibers from monocots, particularly grasses. The disclosed drumsticks provided excellent playability, improved grip, are less susceptible to chipping, splintering, or shatter than wood drumsticks, are harder, lighter, and more durable than comparable wooden sticks. The disclosed drumsticks offer a crisper more even sound at all volumes even during dynamic performance, and are superior in damping vibrations. Also disclosed are methods for making the drumsticks and kits comprising drums and drumsticks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: BOSO MUSIC, LLC
    Inventors: David Wayne Reid, David Richard Violi
  • Patent number: 8790563
    Abstract: A method is presented for stably, highly, and efficiently producing a three-dimensional molded article of a fiber-reinforced composite material having a three-dimensional shape, uniform quality, and free from wrinkles by press molding a plurality of prepregs cut out in a predetermined shape and also to a molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Takano, Kiharu Numata, Akihiro Itou, Masato Taguchi, Junnichi Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140197574
    Abstract: An apparatus usable with an injection molder for producing articles includes a first mold support including a first mold, and a second mold support including a second mold and a first die. The first mold support is movable relative to the second mold support between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the first mold and the second mold being brought together to form an injection molded article include a body having at least one protrusion extending outwardly from the body and facing the second mold. In the second position, the first mold and the first die being brought together to subsequently form the article, the first die selectively subsequently forming an altered cross sectional region in at least a portion of the protrusion, forming an undercut in the altered cross sectional region or between the altered cross sectional region of the subsequently formed protrusion and the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: DENTSPLY International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael ANDERSON, David Richard MARONEY