Shaping Against Forming Surface (e.g., Casting, Die Shaping, Etc.) Patents (Class 264/299)
  • Patent number: 10730235
    Abstract: There is provided a paste for use in producing a three-dimensional shaped article, the paste containing a solvent, a binder that is soluble in the solvent, support layer forming first particles, and a material having a decomposition temperature lower than a sintering temperature of the support layer forming first particles, in which the material is contained in a volume of greater than or equal to 20% and less than or equal to 60% with respect to a total volume of the support layer forming first particles and the material being 100%. By using such a paste, a highly accurate three-dimensional shaped article can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Okamoto, Akihiko Tsunoya, Masaya Ishida
  • Patent number: 10697866
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the simulataneous capture and release using micropattern surfaces for tissue and cell microdissection. In one example, a patterned thermoplastic film has a first surface and a plurality of projections attached to and extending outwardly from the first surface. The projections form a pattern on the thermoplastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GEORGE MASON RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Lance Liotta, Virginia Espina, Nitin Agrawal, Alessandra Luchini
  • Patent number: 10584200
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curable composition excellent in curability and capable of forming, through light irradiation, a cured product excellent in light resistance, heat resistance, and transparency. The curable composition contains the following component (A), the following component (B), and the following component (C): the component (A): an alicyclic epoxy compound represented by the following formula (a): the component (B): a light resistance imparting agent having a maximum absorption wavelength in a region between 280 and 320 nm in an ultraviolet-visible light absorption spectrum from 250 to 400 nm; and the component (C): an optical cationic polymerization initiator: wherein R1 to R18 are the same as or different from one another and represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydrocarbon group that may contain an oxygen atom or a halogen atom, or an alkoxy group that may have a substituent; and X represents a single bond or a linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujikawa, Kyohei Ishida
  • Patent number: 10550219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curable composition excellent in curability and capable of forming, through light irradiation, a cured product excellent in light resistance, heat resistance, and transparency. The curable composition contains the following component (A), the following component (B), and the following component (C): the component (A): an alicyclic epoxy compound represented by the following formula (a): the component (B): a light resistance imparting agent having a maximum absorption wavelength in a region between 280 and 320 nm in an ultraviolet-visible light absorption spectrum from 250 to 400 nm; and the component (C): an optical cationic polymerization initiator: wherein R1 to R18 are the same as or different from one another and represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydrocarbon group that may contain an oxygen atom or a halogen atom, or an alkoxy group that may have a substituent; and X represents a single bond or a linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujikawa, Kyohei Ishida
  • Patent number: 10518439
    Abstract: Systems and methods of thermoforming stone slabs are provided, such as by heating a stone slab while forming it to a mold. Curved stone slabs may be produced having low radii of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Cambria Company LLC
    Inventors: Craig Tolzman, Brian R. Scoggin, Jon Louis Grzeskowiak, II, Martin E. Davis
  • Patent number: 10429129
    Abstract: Methods for preparing dried pellets of biological materials are described. The pellets can have a substantially spherical shape and are prepared by freezing droplets of a liquid composition of a desired biological material on a solid surface followed by microwave vacuum drying the frozen droplets. These methods are useful for preparing dried pellets having a high concentration of a desired biological material, in particular a therapeutic protein or vaccine, and which have a faster reconstitution time than lyophilized powder cakes prepared in vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Akhilesh Bhambhani, Robert K. Evans, Jessica Sinacola, Rebecca Lizzano
  • Patent number: 10406849
    Abstract: A training pen for writing has a housing, a pen cap releasably attached to the housing, a retractable ink cartridge with a writing tip extending within an inner cavity of the housing and the cap, and three flexible, arcuate tabs extending from a lower end of the housing. The cap has six sides with side openings defined in alternating sides of the cap and a lower aperture defined at a lower end of the cap. The tabs extend through the side openings when not in use. A user can push the writing tip through the lower aperture by simultaneously depressing all of the tabs into grooves defined within the surface of the cap. Release of the tabs repositions the writing tip within the cap. Use of the pen can train a user io to properly grasp a writing utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Khaled A. M. A. A. Al-Khulaifi
  • Patent number: 10324008
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the simultaneous capture and release using micropattern surfaces for tissue and cell microdissection. In one example, a patterned thermoplastic film has a first surface and a plurality of projections attached to and extending outwardly from the first surface. The projections form a pattern on the thermoplastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GEORGE MASON RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Lance Liotta, Virginia Espina, Nitin Agrawal, Alessandra Luchini
  • Patent number: 10195795
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for bonding a release film for separating an artificial stone from a rubber mold and, more particularly, to an apparatus for bonding a release film for separating an artificial stone from a rubber mold that allows for easy separation of a mold for manufacturing an artificial stone and an artificial stone manufactured in the mold without applying a release agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: JSTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Sik Yoon
  • Patent number: 10081575
    Abstract: A sintered ceramic component can have a final composition including at least 50 wt. % MgO and at least one desired dopant, wherein each dopant of the at least one desired dopant has a desired dopant content of at least 0.1 wt. %. All impurities (not including the desired dopant(s)) are present at a combined impurity content of less than 0.7 wt. %. A remainder can include Al2O3. The selection of dopants can allow for better control over the visual appearance of the sintered ceramic component, reduces the presence of undesired impurities that may adversely affect another part of an apparatus, or both. The addition of the dopant(s) can help to improve the sintering characteristics and density as compared to a sintered ceramic component that includes the material with no dopant and a relatively low impurity content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET D'ETUDES EUROPÉEN
    Inventors: Guangyong Lin, Yeshwanth Narendar, Brian C. LaCourse, Wesley R. Robbins, Daniel René Urffer
  • Patent number: 9951207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising an organic material susceptible to oxidative, thermal or light-induced degradation and a compound of formula 1-P, 1-O or I-M. Further embodiments are a compound of formula 1-P, 1-O or 1-M, a process for protection of the organic material by the compound, the use of the compound for stabilizing the organic material, an additive composition comprising the compound, a process for manufacturing the compound and intermediates involved therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Werner Hoelzl, Bruno Rotzinger, Kai-Uwe Schoening, Roswell Easton King
  • Patent number: 9815241
    Abstract: A method for producing a molded body having the following steps: a) providing a foil ply; b) applying a plastic molding compound in a predefined three-dimensional shape onto the foil ply by means of a three-dimensional printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Pforte, Martin Hahn
  • Patent number: 9801390
    Abstract: A device and a method for forming bar-shaped croissant dough in a U-shape, for then quickly and precisely arranging both legs of the U-shape to have the same length, and for producing croissants in a required shape are provided. A device for circularizing croissant dough 100 comprises a first guide for reducing a width 114 that moves a first end 5a of the U-shaped croissant dough 5 toward a center of the U-shape, a plate 118 that is inserted under a second end 5b of the U-shaped croissant dough 5 and lifts the second end 5b, a second guide for reducing the width 116 that moves the second end 5b that is lifted toward the center of the U-shape, and a pusher 130 that vertically presses the first end 5a and the second end 5b that are moved to the center of the U-shape so as to stick one to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: RHEON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Harada, Sadao Ueno, Hitoshi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 9724755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for directional solidification of silicon. The apparatus can use a cooling platform to cool a portion of a bottom of a directional solidification crucible. The apparatus and method of the present invention can be used to make silicon crystals for use in solar cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Silicor Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Abdallah Nouri
  • Patent number: 9597820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a natural fiber-reinforced plastic part, wherein as the starting material natural fibers 5-120 mm in length, a thermoplastic and/or a duroplastic and a lubricant, especially wax, are pelletized without extrusion into long-fiber pellets by cold-forming and the long-fiber pellets are then feed for direct processing into a standard injection molding machine for injecting the plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: HIB—TRIM PART SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Schnabel
  • Patent number: 9574074
    Abstract: Disclosed are a carboxylic acid modified-nitrile based copolymer composition and a dip-formed article produced therefrom. More specifically, disclosed are a copolymer composition comprising a carboxylic acid modified-nitrile copolymer latex having a glass transition temperature of a ?60 to ?10° C. and a carboxylic acid modified-styrene copolymer latex having a glass transition temperature of 30 to 110° C., and a dip-formed article produced therefrom. Provided are advantageously a carboxylic acid modified-nitrile based copolymer composition enabling production of dip-formed articles having physical properties comparable to conventional articles and greatly improved wearing sensation and doping property, and a dip-formed article produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Su Han, Seung Uk Yeu, Seung Hun Yang
  • Patent number: 9541825
    Abstract: An apparatus for bringing a mold having a pattern region and a first mark into contact with an imprint material on a substrate having a second mark, includes a deforming mechanism configured to deform the mold such that a portion of the mold where the first mark is formed protrudes toward the substrate, a driving mechanism configured to adjust a distance between the mold and the substrate, and a detecting unit configured to detect, after the driving mechanism starts an operation of reducing the distance, the first mark and the second mark in a state in which the portion of the mold and the imprint material on the substrate are in contact with each other but a whole of the pattern region is not in contact with the imprint material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken-ichiro Shinoda, Akiyoshi Suzuki, Mitsuru Hiura
  • Patent number: 9481338
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a trim component includes forming a skin layer of the trim component, and spraying a foam layer on the skin layer according to a first spray pattern that establishes a first gap in the foam layer arranged as a predetermined tear pattern. The skin layer extends across the first gap. A corresponding trim component has a skin layer with an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface, and a foam layer sprayed on the inner surface of the skin layer according to a predetermined spray pattern so that the foam layer has a first gap arranged as a predetermined tear pattern, with the skin layer extending across the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lorin A. Mazur, Jeffrey T. Kinser
  • Patent number: 9456613
    Abstract: A method and device for forming dough in a U or annular shape includes a gripper carrier, at least one retaining jaw attached to the gripper carrier and first and second pivot carriers. The pivot carriers are each supported about a respective pivot axis in the gripper carrier and perform an opposite pivot motion. The second pivot carrier is supported by a shaft that extends into and engages the gripper carrier, such that a pivotal motion of the second pivot carrier engages the shaft with the gripper carrier to simultaneously pivot and lift the second pivot carrier so to lift one end of the dough piece in relation to another end of the dough piece. Shaping jaws are attached to the first and second pivot carriers and can be brought into contact with the respective dough piece on an opposite second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FRITSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Udo Bernhardt, Rainer Wagner
  • Patent number: 9390936
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating of high aspect ratio probes and deforming micropillars and nanopillars are described. Use of polymers in deforming nanopillars and micropillars is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Michael D. Henry, Andrew P. Homyk, Axel Scherer, Thomas A. Tombrello, Sameer Walavalkar
  • Patent number: 9101145
    Abstract: A device for forming dough in a U or annular shape includes a gripper carrier, at least one retaining jaw attached to the gripper carrier and first and second pivot carriers. The pivot carriers are each pivotably supported about a respective pivot axis in the gripper carrier and perform an opposite pivot motion. The second pivot carrier is pivotally supported by a shaft that extends into and engages the gripper carrier, such that a pivotal motion of the second pivot carrier engages the shaft with the gripper carrier to simultaneously pivot and lift the second pivot carrier in a direction of the respective pivot axis so to lift one end of the dough piece in relation to another end of the dough piece. Shaping jaws are attached to the first and second pivot carriers and can be brought into contact with the respective dough piece on an opposite second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: FRITSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Udo Bernhardt, Rainer Wagner
  • Publication number: 20150140116
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stabilized cross-linked hydrogel matrix comprising a first high molecular weight component and a second high molecular weight component that are covalently linked, and at least one stabilizing or enhancing agent, wherein the first high molecular weight component and the second high molecular weight component are each selected from the group consisting of polyglycans and polypeptides. This stabilized hydrogel matrix may be prepared as bioactive gels, pastes, slurries, cell attachment scaffolds for implantable medical devices, and casting or binding materials suitable for the construction of medical devices. The intrinsic bioactivity of the hydrogel matrix makes it useful as a gel or paste in multiple applications, including as a cell attachment scaffold that promotes wound healing around an implanted device, as gels and pastes for induction of localized vasculogenesis, wound healing, tissue repair, and regeneration, as a wound adhesive, and for tissue bulking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Francis Vincent Lamberti, Richard Chris Klann, Ronald Stewart Hill
  • Publication number: 20150140473
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a fluoropolynner film comprising a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite, said process comprising the following steps: (i) providing a mixture of:—at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (F)];—at least one metal compound [compound (M)] having formula: X4-mAYm wherein m is an integer from 1 to 4, A is a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti and Zr, Y is a hydrolysable group and X is a hydrocarbon group, optionally comprising one or more functional groups;—a liquid medium consisting essentially of at least one ionic liquid (IL) and, optionally, at least one additive (A);—optionally, at least one electrolytic salt (ES); and—optionally, at least one organic solvent (S); (ii) hydrolysing and/or polycondensing said compound (M) to yield a liquid mixture comprising fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite comprising inorganic domains and incorporating said liquid medium; (iii) processing a film from the liquid mixture obtained in step
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Jean Le Bideau, Aurélie Guyomard-Lack, Dominique Guyomard, Bernard Lestriez
  • Publication number: 20150130102
    Abstract: An insulator, especially a sound insulator, can be manufactured by introducing and mixing constituent compounds of a basis material for the insulator with masses to form an insulator mixture. The insulator mixture is formed into the insulator by a suitable mold or tool so that the masses are distributed within the insulator mixture. A catalyst can be included to control curing characteristics of the insulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Eng. & Mtfg. North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon L. Ebbitt, Todd M. Remtema
  • Patent number: 9028239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an mass distribution device for supplying a mass of foodstuff starting material to one or more cavities of a mold drum for molding products from the mass, comprising a base member which extends partially around the outer cylindrical circumference of the drum and which has an introduction area through which the mass is the fed to the cavities. The invention further relates to a molding device and to a process for operating the inventive mass distribution device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GEA Food Solutions Bakel B.V.
    Inventor: Hendrikus Petrus Gerardus Van Gerwen
  • Publication number: 20150126663
    Abstract: A resin composition [composition (C)] comprising: from 40 to 95% by volume (% v) of at least one aromatic polyimide [polymer (PI)], from 0.1 to 15% by volume (% v) of at least one compound having the general formula AnXm [compound (AnXm)], wherein each A is independently selected from a group consisting of a metal atom (M) which is selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Mo, Ag, Cd, Sn, Pt, Au, Hg, Pb and Tl and a semimetal atom (SM) which is selected from the group consisting of As, Sb and Bi; wherein each X is independently selected from a group consisting of As, Sb, S, Se and Te; with the proviso that when A is As or Sb then X is different from A; and wherein n and m equal or different from each other, are independently 1, 2, 3 and 4, from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Thomas Burkhart, Rolf Walter, Hans-Peter Feldner, Yuhong Wu, Geoffrey Scott Underwood, Brian A. Stern
  • Publication number: 20150122300
    Abstract: A molded hunting blind includes a one piece molded body. The molded hunting blind also includes a molded door and a plurality of windows at least one archery door with a taper configured to limit movement or at least one gun door with a gun rest and an arm rest. A method to mold a one piece hunting blind body is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Ricky C. Reed
  • Patent number: 9025948
    Abstract: A mobile device case defining an aperture and a camera protection module within the aperture. The camera protection module may be a separate element from the case shell or may be formed as an integral part of shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: A.G. Findings & Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando Tages, Daniel Acero
  • Publication number: 20150112283
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a needle-shaped body, including supplying a first aqueous solution to an intaglio plate, supplying a second aqueous solution to the intaglio plate, drying the first and second aqueous solutions in the intaglio plate such that a dried body is formed on the intaglio plate, and separating the dried body from the intaglio plate such that a needle-shaped body including a needle-shaped projection and a support base which supports the needle-shaped projection is obtained. The intaglio plate includes a recess corresponding to the needle-shaped projection, the first aqueous solution is supplied to fill at least a portion of the recess, the first aqueous solution and the second aqueous solution are immiscible, the first aqueous solution forms a projection side layer in the needle-shaped body, and the second aqueous solution forms a support base side layer on the projection side layer in the needle-shaped body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanae TAGAMI, Hiroyuki KATO
  • Patent number: 9012532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an acrylic artificial marble having a granite pattern and a method of manufacturing the same, which can provide a natural marble effect by mixing and molding two or more compounds having different colors and thus can obtain a granite pattern in which patterns of the two or more compounds are smoothly mixed, and which can obtain a desired pattern remarkably similar to a pattern of natural stone by using a multicolor chip sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Ho Shin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150096872
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for creating an integrated access door and switch actuator. The integrated access door and switch actuator are created from a single composite material. The composite material is flexible to allow movement, but is also durable to provide a protective covering. The integrated access door and switch actuator include a hinge, which allows the access door to move to an open and closed position while the switch actuator is stationary in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: William Woodburn
  • Patent number: 8999219
    Abstract: Reclosable zippers for reclosable packages are disclosed. The zippers include male and female profiles. The female profiles are periodically inwardly and/or upwardly deformed in order to generate tactile and audible feedback when the zippers are opened or closed by the user. The deformation of the female profiles typically maintains the strength of the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Plourde, Maurice Finnegan, III, Victor Matias, Steven Ausnit
  • Publication number: 20150093429
    Abstract: A bone repair composition and methods thereof include elongated bone fibers made from cortical bone in which a plurality of approximately uniform bone fibers is made into various implant shapes conducive for various applications. The bone fiber compositions may be in the form of a cavity, ball, pellet, wrap, strip, cylinder, cone, putty, gel, or injectable slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: THERACELL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Bradley Patt
  • Publication number: 20150093177
    Abstract: In one aspect, an elastically averaged alignment system is provided. The alignment system includes a first component having an alignment member, and a second component having an inner wall defining an alignment aperture. The alignment aperture is configured to receive the alignment member to couple the first component and the second component. The alignment member includes at least one retention member configured to engage the second component to facilitate retaining at least a portion of the alignment member within the alignment aperture. The alignment member is an elastically deformable material such that when the alignment member is inserted into the alignment aperture, the alignment member elastically deforms to an elastically averaged final configuration to facilitate aligning and stiffening the first component and the second component in a desired orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Steven E. Morris
  • Publication number: 20150091201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of an abuse-proofed dosage form containing, apart from one or more active ingredients with potential for abuse and optionally physiologically acceptable auxiliary substances, at least one synthetic or natural polymer (C) with a breaking strength of at least 500 N, wherein the formulation mixture is combined with a solvent for the polymer (C) at least in quantities such that the formulation mixture is at least uniformly moistened, the at least moistened composition is optionally divided into sub-portions, dried and shaped to yield the dosage form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GRÜNENTHAL GMBH
    Inventors: ELISABETH ARKENAU-MARIC, JOHANNES BARTHOLOMÄUS
  • Publication number: 20150084237
    Abstract: A preform station for forming a flexible semi-finished product and for transforming a flexible semi-finished product into a geometrically stable preform is provided. The preform station comprises a first pin array having a multitude of pins, on which the semi-finished product can be draped. Furthermore, the pins are movable along their longitudinal directions in order to form the flexible semi-finished product. Furthermore, the preform station comprises an activation device for activating a binder of the semi-finished product such that the semi-finished product can be transformed into the geometrically stable preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Paulin Fideu SIAGAM, Hauke SEEGEL, Claus FASTERT, Bernard DUPRIEU, Axel Siegfried HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20150086730
    Abstract: A polymer sheet includes a polyurethane core. The polyurethane core has a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface. The polymer sheet can have at least one functional layer overlying a major surface. The polymer sheet has a thickness tPS. The polyurethane core has a thickness tPC. In embodiments tPC can at least 0.3 of tPS. The polyurethane core can have at least one feature selected from the group: (i) an elasticity as measured according to the Thin Gauge Elasticity Test of not more than 30%, (ii) a loss of tensile strength of not greater than 30% when exposed to UV light according to standard SAE J1960 (Rev. August 2003), (iii) a thickness of polyurethane core tPC of not greater than 0.2 mm, (iv) an elongation at break of at least 200%, and (v) a tensile strength at break of at least 0.3 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jing Guan, Yue Dong, Georges Moineau
  • Patent number: 8987373
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions based on organosilicon compounds, more particularly RTV-1 sealants, contain (A) at least one organosilicon compound having at least two condensable radicals, (B) at least one finely divided silicon dioxide having a BET surface area of 30 to 120 m2/g and a relative thickening effect ?rel of 1.4 to 10, and (C) at least one hydrocarbon component which has an initial boiling point above 150° C., a final boiling point below 350° C., each at a pressure of 1013 hPa, a kinematic viscosity of 1.5 to 6.0 mm2/s as measured at 40° C., a viscosity-density constant (VDC) of less than or equal to 0.820, a pour point of less than ?5° C., and an aromatic carbon atom (CA) content of less than 0.1% CA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Detlev Ostendorf, Uwe Scheim, Peter Schoeley
  • Patent number: 8986587
    Abstract: A system for making PET objects including a means for reacting a first PET precursor and a second PET precursor to produce a PET melt; a means for flowing the PET melt to a valve having at least two outlets; a means for flowing the PET melt from at least one of the at least two outlets to at least one distribution manifold, each of the at least one distribution manifold having at least two distribution lines; a means for controlling individually the mass flow of the PET melt in each of the at least two distribution lines independently of the other of the at least two distribution lines; and a means for forming the PET objects from the PET melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chemlink Capital
    Inventor: Nicholas P. Barakat
  • Patent number: 8985554
    Abstract: An apparatus of the present invention is used for movable objects upwardly and downwardly relative to a fixed surface. The apparatus includes a lifting device presented by a pair of blocks movable relative one and the other. A carriage device is supported by the blocks. The carriage device is connected to object to be lifted relative the fixed surface. An actuator is connected to the blocks. As the actuator moves the blocks relative one and the other, the blocks move above the carriage device relative the fixed surface at various distances lift and lower the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Yefim Epshetsky
  • Patent number: 8986589
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a carrier tray includes softening and disposing a plastic film on a first mold, wherein the first mold includes a top surface and a first lateral surface, the top surface includes a recession and a first edge, the first lateral surface is connected to the top surface and extends from the first edge, and the first lateral surface and the top surface form a first included angle; attaching the plastic film to the top surface and the first lateral surface; disposing a restorer on an outer side of the first mold; separating the first mold from the plastic film, wherein the plastic film is pushed by the first lateral surface such that the restorer is moved from an initial position to a final position; and pushing the plastic film from the final position to the initial position by the restorer; and cooling the plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Jen-Wei Peng, Shih-Chi Chen
  • Publication number: 20150074962
    Abstract: A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for making a load bearing structural container with a reinforced wrap, substantially without using additional structural reinforcements. In various embodiments, a fiber reinforced polymer sheet may be used as the reinforced wrap to make the reinforced wrap container having detailed patterns and complex shapes embedded therein using a molding technique. Once the wrap is set and cured, the container holds its shape permanently. The container may include burial caskets and coffins, various shaped boxes, and cases for musical instrument, jewelry technical or medical equipment, guns, camera equipment, and the like. The Container may also be used as shipping packaging for the same types of equipment enumerated above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mohammad R. Ehsani
  • Publication number: 20150076749
    Abstract: A method for continuous production of an endless string of polyurethane reactive plastic material including, a) conveying the reactive components to a mixer in a metered manner, b) mixing the reactive components into a reactive mixture, c) subsequently discharging the reactive mixture and d) coating a first sheet section made from a plane, flexible material which is conveyed continuously in a transporting direction with the reactive mixture. Further including: e) guiding the first sheet section across a guiding element, which has a concave section and a flat section which follows the concave section in the transporting direction; f) feeding two lateral sheet sections to the first sheet section, wherein the feeding occurs into the two lateral end sections of the first sheet section; g) merging the two lateral sheet sections and the first sheet section so that a bowl-shaped structure is formed for reception of the reactive mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Martin SCHAMBERG, Martin KRUPP
  • Patent number: 8974714
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a superhydrophobic film comprising the steps of applying a hydrophobic polymer in the liquid phase on a surface so as to form a layer of hydrophobic polymer, applying on said layer of hydrophobic polymer a membrane having a porosity of between 105 and 6×108 pores/cm2 in which the pores have a diameter smaller than or equal to 3 ?m, subjecting said layer of hydrophobic polymer to a thermal treatment so as to form a superhydrophobic film, and removing said membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Universitá Degli Studi Di Genova
    Inventors: Alessandro Garibbo, Corrado Boragno, Francesco Gagliardi
  • Publication number: 20150061189
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a microfluidic device comprises moulding a substrate using a master die having at least one outer stepped formation; and forming at least one microstructured formation having an outer rim, the depth of the outer rim being shallower than that of the microstructured formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventor: Gottfried REITER
  • Publication number: 20150061186
    Abstract: A promotional item has a moldable dough with a mold insert embedded therein disposed in a container. The moldable dough and the mold insert have a three-dimensional indicia associated with or representing a business and/or a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Bryce Haymond
  • Publication number: 20150060447
    Abstract: Systems and methods for covering the surface of a body of liquid, including a plurality of buoyant members, each having the shape of a rhombic dodecahedron including twelve identical quadrilateral faces, configured to float on the surface of the body of liquid and to substantially cover the surface of the body of liquid. The plurality of buoyant members naturally align when floating on the surface of the body of liquid with a quadrilateral face of a rhombic dodecahedron abutting a quadrilateral face of an adjacent rhombic dodecahedron and the plurality of buoyant members form a closely packed floating arrangement of face-to-face abutting rhombic dodecahedrons that substantially covers the surface of the body of liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matt Alirol
  • Publication number: 20150065670
    Abstract: Asymmetric bifunctional silyl (ABS) monomers comprising covalently linked pharmaceutical, chemical and biological agents are described. These agents can also be covalently bound via the silyl group to delivery vehicles for delivering the agents to desired targets or areas. Also described are delivery vehicles which contain ABS monomers comprising covalently linked agents and to vehicles that are covalently linked to the ABS monomers. The silyl modifications described herein can modify properties of the agents and vehicles, thereby providing desired solubility, stability, hydrophobicity and targeting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph M. DeSimone, Mathew Finniss, Mary Napier, Ashish Pandya, Matthew Parrott
  • Patent number: 8968621
    Abstract: Gypsum plasterboard is produced by combining calcium sulphate hemihydrate (stucco) with water to form an aqueous slurry. Uncalcined gypsum having a specific surface area below 0.3 m2/g is added to the slurry and the slurry is discharged onto a support so as to form a sheet of gypsum plasterboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: BPB Limited
    Inventors: Winfried Johannes Josef Spikermann, Kane Ian Ironside