Molding Trapped Undercut Article Portion Patents (Class 264/318)
  • Patent number: 11426910
    Abstract: An inkpad holder for arrangement in an insertion compartment of a self-inking stamp includes a one-piece body having a bottom and walls projecting therefrom which delimit a receiving space for receiving an inkpad. At least one wall of the inkpad holder has a retaining web protruding into the receiving space in order to retain the inkpad, the retaining web extending over the entire length of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: COLOP STEMPELERZEUGUNG SKOPEK GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H & CO. KG.
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 11401056
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a plurality of capsules containing a cosmetic product, the process including the following steps: —displacement of a support (32) through a first reservoir (44) containing a viscous material (52) designed to form the side wall, and coating of the support with a layer (56) of the viscous material; —displacement of the support through a shaping module (28) and solidification of the layer of material; —withdrawal of the support outside the shaping module, freeing an internal slot (74) defined by the layer of solidified material; —entry of at least one cosmetic product (11) from a second reservoir (80) into the internal slot; and —cut out the layer using a cutting device (68) to form the side walls of at least one capsule, and sealing of the internal spaces of capsules containing the cosmetic product by seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Eric Dehaudt
  • Patent number: 11285646
    Abstract: What is presented is a method of forming a closure with a sealing gasket in an injection molding machine that has a center rotating cube. The center rotating cube comprises a plurality of mold back halves each comprising cores and a thread unscrewing mechanism. Each core is shaped to form a closure that has a thread and an anti-rotation feature. The method comprises the steps of forming a closure with a through hole, rotating the core to create a gap between the formed closure and the core, and injecting a compressible material through the through hole and into the gap to form a sealing gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: F&S Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Faulkner
  • Patent number: 11104068
    Abstract: Discloses are a method and apparatus for the additive manufacture of components by applying layers of powder material on a substrate or a previously produced part of a component and at least partial fusing of the powder material in the powder layer in line with the component cross-section contour along the powder layer and to an underlying solid material of the component or substrate for the purpose of building up several solid layers one on top of the other. Following fusion of the powder material the solid layer just generated is cleaned of powder material and, prior to deposition of the next solid layer, the edge of the solid layer is post-processed by softening the fusion-bonded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Laura Buerger, Ralph Kropp, Jeroen Risse
  • Patent number: 11020880
    Abstract: A mold includes a first mold portion, a second mold portion, and a projection. The second mold portion is secured against the first mold portion along a draw axis to form at least one mold cavity. The second mold portion includes an internal surface oriented at an oblique angle relative to the draw axis. The projection extends from the internal surface along a projection axis. The projection forms an elongated profile including a first end, a second ends, and a pair of side surfaces extending between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Ray Melton Lazalier, Matthew Raymond Bednara
  • Patent number: 10603828
    Abstract: An injection molding device has a first mold half, an index plate that in a molding position is at least partly received in the first mold half, and an index plate axle connected with the index plate. The index plate axle is arranged for linear movement along its longitudinal axis relative to the first mold half so that the index plate can be moved between the molding position and a turning position in which the index plate can be rotated with respect to the first mold half. An adaptor plate, connected to the first mold half, has a drive and a first coupling element coupled with the drive. The first coupling element is arranged eccentric with respect to the longitudinal axis of the index plate axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Kunz, Andreas Reuschenbach, Ralf Wustrack, Jörg Kotitschke
  • Patent number: 10177401
    Abstract: A method of establishing a physical and electrical connection between a battery and a circuit board are described. The methods include applying a texture formed from conductive material to a portion of a battery exterior surface. The texture is a region populated by a plurality of protrusions. Protrusions may be configured to partially perforate and lodge within a contact surface secured to a circuit board. The battery with a texture surface may be pressed against the circuit board resulting in perforation of the contact surface by the region of protrusions. The methods may result in a battery and circuit board in electrical communication, and suitable for use within a variety of medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Ganton, Robert Scott Ballam
  • Patent number: 10011069
    Abstract: A fuel tank flange section molding device including: upper and lower molds that are closed together to mold a fuel tank; a fixed section that controls an amount of molten resin flowing toward a fuel tank main body side due to the protruding portion being disposed nearer to the lower mold side than the mold face when the upper and lower molds have been closed together; a flange insert that includes a mold face capable of rotating about the fixed section to an angle sloped toward a retracting direction of the upper mold, with respect to an extension direction of the flange section; and a cut-off insert that includes a mold face that forms an end portion of the flange section at the opposite side from the fuel tank main body, and that is capable of retracting from the upper mold with respect to the lower mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Miki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9944005
    Abstract: A method for forming a container assembly having a lid, a container and a cooperative closure mechanism, includes providing a lid form and flexible members biased toward the lid form, wherein the lid form and the flexible members are operable between a forming position defined by the lid form exerting a biasing force against the flexible members, and an extraction position defined by the biasing force being substantially removed from the flexible members, creating a lid form cavity defined by the lid form and the flexible members disposed in the forming position, injecting a lid material throughout the lid form cavity to form a lid, disposing the lid form and the flexible members in the extraction position, wherein the lid form is moved distal from the lid and the flexible members are biased away from the lid to separate the lid from the flexible members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC.
    Inventors: Vincent Valderrama, John Rousso, Dmitriy Faktorovich, Stephen Mowers
  • Patent number: 9919831
    Abstract: A package closure (10) comprising a neck (18) provided with an opening, and a cap (19) for closing the opening, wherein the neck (18) comprises a connecting portion (20) for connection to a package (32), and a sealing portion (21) projecting radially inwards from the connecting portion (20) to interact with the cap (19) to form a seal between them. Before opening thereof the cap (19) is connected to the sealing portion (21) through a notch (23), wherein the cap (19) is removable from at least a part of the sealing portion (21) by tearing along the notch (23). The cap (19) is provided with a sealing part (24) projecting from an interior side of the cap (19) to interact with the sealing portion (21) of the neck (18), so that the package closure (10) is resealable. The invention also relates to a device and a method for producing a package closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Petro Pack AB
    Inventor: Hugo Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9724859
    Abstract: The equipping of syringe barrels (11) with needles (25) takes place before the injection of the plastic, in which the needles (25) are introduced through the fixed part (5) of the injection mold (1) by a suitable transport device (transport rollers 33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Lothar Zahn
  • Patent number: 9676027
    Abstract: Method and system for producing a part using die casting or injection molding with a top die and undercut dies that are independently moveable from the top die. In one particular form, the method and system can include a top die and one or more undercut dies that can have a protrusion. The undercut dies can be lowered into a base of the system and moved away from each other, and the top die can be lowered into a receiving portion between the undercut dies. A molten liquid can be introduced into a space between the undercut dies and additional aspects of the system, and after cooling to form a part, the top die can be moved vertically to allow space for the undercut dies to be moved toward each other. The undercut dies can be moved vertically and the part can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Ferrand, Joel H. Pike, Dominick M. Ciani
  • Patent number: 9561607
    Abstract: A mold for producing a vehicle bumper fascia and methods for releasing the bumper fascia are provided. The mold includes a core mold half having a primary mold core. A first movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the primary mold core. A second movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the first movable mold core. A third movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the second movable mold core. Portions of the primary mold core and the movable mold cores together define cavities for forming the mounting rib, a wing portion, and a wheel well flange of the bumper fascia. Methods of releasing the bumper fascia include the steps of providing the mold, disengaging the movable mold cores from each other and from the primary mold core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Fujiwara, Rikiya Suwa, Chad Wojniak, Takashi Abe, Youhei Mizukami
  • Patent number: 9440408
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing components from composite fiber materials, at least one placeholder is inserted into a recess in a molding tool, wherein the unfinished component is subsequently produced, the placeholder is removed, at least one lifting pad is inserted into the recess and the unfinished component is removed from the molding tool by inflating the lifting pad. In a system for manufacturing components from composite fiber materials, the component removal process is monitored and controlled by a computer unit in order to prevent predetermined maximum component loads from being exceeded. The gentle component removal process makes it possible to avoid consequential costs for repairing or reworking the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Jung, Michael Bechtold
  • Patent number: 9392867
    Abstract: An oral care implement has a body made of a first material. The body has a handle, a head support, and a neck extending between the handle and the head support. The head support has a recess therein, and the recess has a bottom face and a side face. A head has a first head section and a second head section, and supports a plurality of contact elements. The first head section is disposed in the recess and attached thereto, and the second head section is attached to the first head section and unattached to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY
    Inventor: Andreas Bresselschmidt
  • Patent number: 9266271
    Abstract: A molding device for manufacturing a molded product having an inner space bent in a circular arc shape includes: a set of molds joinable to and separable from each other, the set of molds being capable of forming a cavity having a shape corresponding to an outer shape of the molded product in a joined state at the time of molding; a core having an outer shape corresponding to an inner shape of the molded product for use in a state where the core is arranged in the inside of the cavity formed by the set of molds at the time of molding; and an ejector plate having a core through hole through which the core passes for ejecting the molded product formed around the core along the circular arc shape in a separated state where the set of molds is separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kitazawa, Hisaomi Masuzawa, Shinsuke Araki, Takayuki Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9168109
    Abstract: A mold for producing a coping used in a dental implant includes a male component having a protrusion and a female screw forming part. The mold further includes a female component having a recess and a male screw forming part having a different rotation direction from that of the female screw forming part. A cavity for producing the coping is formed by combining the male and female components. Since the mold includes a male component having a female screw forming part, and a female component having a male screw forming part with a different rotation direction than the female screw forming part, a produced coping may be easily separated from the male and female components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: EBI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Choon Cho
  • Publication number: 20150121645
    Abstract: Chassis (20) for a suction cleaner (10), and a suction cleaner (10) including such a chassis (20) A chassis (20) for a vacuum cleaner (10) including a duct portion (40) affording a passage for suction airflow of the cleaner (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Mohammed Irfan
  • Publication number: 20150115502
    Abstract: A collapsible core of an injection mold includes relatively movable components arrayed about an imaginary centerline. When in an operational position for molding a new product, the movable components each define a separate segment of the exterior of the core, such as side by side segments of interior features such as a continuous set of threads to be formed in a product being molded. To move between operational and retracted positions, some core components are pivotally connected to a nest of the core, and others are translatably connected to the nest. When a newly molded product is ejected from the mold, ejection movement causes the pivotally connected core components to pivot to disengage the newly formed interior features, and causes the translatably connected components to translate to disengage the newly formed interior features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Paradise Mold and Die LLC
    Inventor: Richard Chappel
  • 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: 20150059967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for producing a composite skin forming a non-strippable rotationally-symmetrical collar. The method includes draping fabric plies over a mold, providing a separating line on the draped fabric plies, post-impregnating the draped plies with a resin, curing the resin, removing the resulting skin from the mold using a separating line, and, subsequently, splinting two edges of the skin defined by the separating line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Frédéric Fosse, Guy Bernard Vauchel
  • Publication number: 20150027606
    Abstract: A system for molding a non-pneumatic tire may include a lower mold portion including a lower face plate configured to provide a lower relief corresponding to a first side of the tire. The system may further include an upper mold portion configured to be coupled to the lower mold portion. The upper mold portion may include an upper face plate configured to provide an upper relief corresponding to a second side of the tire. The system may also include a plurality of mold inserts configured to be positioned between the lower and upper face plates. The mold inserts may include a shell portion at least partially enclosing a void configured to provide a cavity in the tire, and the shell portion of the mold inserts is configured to remain embedded in the tire upon removal of the tire from the lower and upper mold portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventor: Kevin L. MARTIN
  • Patent number: 8940210
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments of the present invention, three-dimensional micro-mechanical devices and/or micro-structures can be made using a production casting process. As part of this process, an intermediate mold can be made from or derived from a precision stack lamination and used to fabricate the devices and/or structures. Further, the micro-devices and/or micro-structures can be fabricated on planar or nonplanar surfaces through use of a series of production casting processes and intermediate molds. The use of precision stack lamination can allow the fabrication of high aspect ratio structures. Moreover, via certain molding and/or casting materials, molds having cavities with protruding undercuts also can be fabricated. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Mikro Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Appleby, Iain Fraser, James E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8932503
    Abstract: A mold for forming a housing having a lance includes a first mold and a second mold. The lance has a first projection for engaging a terminal and a second projection provided at a position nearer with an end of the lance than the first projection. The first mold includes a first member having a third projection. The second mold includes a second member and a third member. The second member has a first concave portion into which the third projection is inserted. The third member is configured to be moved with respect to the second member. The second member defines, with the first member, a first space where the housing is adapted to be formed. The third member defines, with the first member, a second space where the first projection and the second projection are adapted to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Kazuto Ohtaka, Hideki Homma, Yoshinori Yamanashi
  • Publication number: 20140367888
    Abstract: It is an object of this invention to provide a resin molding die that is capable of suppressing, even when an undercut is provided on a core mold and an embossing process is performed on a cavity mold, generation of burrs attributed to the undercut and the embossing process. A resin molding die (1) of this invention includes: a core mold (4) including a protrusion (11) formed on a surface thereof as an undercut, the protrusion (11) being provided so as to form a through hole (105) in a resin-molded product (100); and a cavity mold (5) provided so as to be engageable with the core mold (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NEC INFRONTIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihide Kubo
  • Publication number: 20140367011
    Abstract: The present invention concerns tire treads having projecting features comprising wear indicators, stone ejectors, and/or noise suppressors arranged within voids submerged below the top, outer side of a tread. Particular embodiments of the invention provide a tire tread having a submerged void extending into to the tread thickness from the bottom side of the tread to a terminal location spaced below the tread top side, the top side forming a ground-engaging side of the tread. Such embodiments further include a plurality of projecting features arranged within the submerged void below the terminal location of the submerged void, the plurality of projecting features being further arranged in a spaced arrangement along a length of the submerged void, each of the plurality of projecting features extending partially across a width of the submerged void, which may comprise a groove, for example. The invention includes methods of forming the tread and a treaded tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: E. Bruce Colby, Dimitri G. Tsihlas, Zarak E. Cesar
  • Publication number: 20140370218
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to thermoformed articles having one or more deep undercuts and to processes for making such articles. The undercuts produced using the process described herein exhibit superior properties compared to undercuts present in conventional articles. The thermoformed articles can be produced using a foamed polyester-containing material which facilitates the production of undercuts exhibiting superior properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Gary Stuart Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8911657
    Abstract: A mold assembly and method for forming a siding panel with an integral continuous rail are disclosed. The mold assembly includes a slide mold member, a lifter mold member, a stationary mold member and a rear mold assembly. The slide mold and lifter mold members include surfaces for forming the rail. Molten plastic is injected into the mold cavity and cooled. The lifter mold member is moved toward the molded siding so as to move the molded siding panel away from the stationary mold member. The slide mold member is moved away from a portion of the lifter mold member and toward the molded siding panel so as to move the molded siding panel away from the lifter mold member and causing the rail to flex as it slides over the convex portion of the lifter mold member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Exteria Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Schwarz, Bob Engel
  • Patent number: 8900505
    Abstract: A method of making an inverted-hook groove for a plant fiber-molded cup lid is to form an inverted-hook groove on a side surface of a plant-fiber molded cup lid, which has already been thermally compressed and shaped, processed and shaped once more to form an inverted-hook groove at the side surface of the molded cup lid so that the molded cup lid with the inverted-hook groove can be tightly and closely combined with the upper edge of a primary cup body. The method of making an inverted-hook groove for a plant-fiber molded cup lid of this invention is classified into three kinds; a method of compression shaping directly, a method of roller compression shaping and a method of air bag compression shaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Faith Viva Limited
    Inventors: Tingnan Li, Tzungshen Lai
  • Patent number: 8889051
    Abstract: A mold and a method for integrally manufacturing a functional cored slab and a solid slab with a polygonal grid honeycomb structure. The mold for manufacturing the cored slab comprises a female mold and multiple male molds which are provided in the female mold. The male molds include polygonal cylinders capable of melting, dissolving, or vaporizing. A clearance exists between at least one pair of adjacent polygonal cylinders. The mold for manufacturing the solid slab is provided with a male mold main-body of polygonal cylinders which share the same shape and amount as the polygonal grids. The male mold main-body, which is made of one of the functional materials including sound insulating materials, flame retardant materials, and thermal insulating materials, is located in the frame-like female mold having a bottom plate. Clearances are provided between the adjacent male mold bodies. A casting method is adopted when manufacturing the slabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Southeast University
    Inventors: Jinxiang Chen, Zhishen Wu, Gang Wu, Juan Xie, Hong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8877113
    Abstract: A method of molding a clip mount on a baseboard includes: forming a clip mount forming space with a die set including at least first slide die and second slide die; injecting molten resin into the space; forming a first wall; forming a connecting wall so as to extend from a distal end of the first wall such that a distance between the connecting wall and a surface of the baseboard increases as a distance from the first wall increases; forming a second wall; forming a mount wall so as to extend from an end of the second wall such that a distance between the mount wall and the connecting wall increases as a distance from the second wall increases; sliding the first slide die for removal; and sliding the second slide die in a different direction from a direction in which the first slide die is slid for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Ishizu, Junichi Okada, Hideaki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140322104
    Abstract: Adapter caps for sample collection containers have a monolithic elongate body with an upper neck portion that merges into a larger lower body portion with an open internal cavity. The upper neck portion has an open needle bore that is concentrically aligned with the open internal cavity. The monolithic elongate body has an axially extending centerline. The needle bore has a downwardly extending wall with an inner surface that comprises a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart longitudinally extending flat surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: bioMérieux, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley M. Philipak, Samuel B. Crandall
  • Patent number: 8865039
    Abstract: Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. A mirror image of the desired pattern can be created on a stripper shoe by selecting a desired three-dimensional surface from a naturally occurring or man made object and digitally scanning the selected three-dimensional pattern to create scanned data. The scanned data can then be used to machine a face of the stripper shoe that is the mirror image of the selected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Scherer
  • Publication number: 20140295119
    Abstract: A preform for blow moulding to form a container, the preform being formed of a thermoplastic material, the preform comprising a neck finish at an open end of the preform, an elongate body section and a closed end, wherein the body section has elongate, longitudinally extending inner and outer surfaces each centered about a longitudinal axis of the preform, the inner and outer surfaces defining therebetween a wall of the body section, wherein the wall of the body section has at least one locally thickened portion along the body section, the locally thickened portion being thicker than adjacent first and second thinner portions at respective opposite longitudinal ends of the thickened portion, the thickened portion having an inner surface portion which is nearer to the longitudinal axis than respective first and second inner surface portions of the first and second thinner portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Reginald Clarke
  • Publication number: 20140263757
    Abstract: A nozzle is provided having a low precipitation rate and uniform fluid distribution to a desired arcuate span of coverage. The nozzle has an inflow port having a shape corresponding to the desired arc of coverage and a size for effecting a low precipitation rate. The nozzle also has a deflector surface with a water distribution profile including ribs for subdividing the fluid into multiple sets of fluid streams. There are at least two fluid streams for distant and close-in irrigation to provide relatively uniform distribution and coverage. The nozzle may be a unitary, one-piece, molded nozzle body including a mounting portion, an inflow port, and a deflector portion. There is also provided a mold assembly and method for forming a unitary, one piece nozzle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel C. Walker, Vahik Nazaryan
  • Patent number: 8834770
    Abstract: A sole component having a base, a toe cover and an integral line of articulation permitting the toe cover to be molded in an “open” position and moved into a “closed” position during assembly on the article of footwear. The line of articulation may include a line of reduced thickness extending laterally across the sole. The line of articulation may also include breaks defined in the sidewall of the sole in alignment with the line of reduced thickness. The present invention also provides a method of forming a sole component generally including the steps of providing a mold having bottom and top mold parts shaped to cooperatively define a mold cavity in the shape of a sole component having a toe cover joined to a base along a line of articulation, closing the mold parts, injecting a sole forming material into the cavity, removing the sole component and moving the toe cover about the line of articulation into a closed configuration for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide,Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Nakano
  • Patent number: 8808593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cap for the neck of a container and to a method for producing one such cap. According to the invention, the skirt (12) of the cap (1) is provided with frangible bridge elements (44A, 44B) which break when the cap is first opened. In addition, on either side of the aforementioned frangible bridge elements, the skirt includes a non-removable part and a removable part provided with an outer biasing tab (24) that only extends along a peripheral portion (12A) of the skirt. In order to limit the biasing force of the tab, so as to release the removable skirt part, the radial dimension (e44A) of the bridges (44A) located in the skirt portion (12) associated with the tab is smaller than the radial dimension (e44B) of the bridges (44B) located outside said portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Fabrice Guerin, Stéphane Iacopi
  • Publication number: 20140227019
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing flowable materials has a container (12) having an outer wall (16) and a membrane (34) collectively defining a first chamber (18) configured to contain a flowable material. The membrane (34) extends from the outer wall (16) at an angle. The membrane (34) has a thickness and a weld seam (40), and the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: JAMES ALEXANDER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard J. May, Philip J. Blyskal, George Clark
  • Publication number: 20140216386
    Abstract: Provided are a resin molding mold enabling an intake manifold made of a resin to be manufactured at low cost, an intake manifold, and a method for molding a resin for an intake manifold. The resin molding mold for an intake manifold includes a slide mold provided at an end of a surge tank and a plurality of combination-type core molds molding an inner surface of the surge tank. The core molds include a first core member capable of a relative movement in advance of another core member after resin molding, and a second core member capable of moving with utilizing an inner space formed by the relative movement of the first core member. The first core member and the second core member are configured to be extractable through a space inwardly of a resin-molded flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiro Shinkai, Atsushi Ito, Futaba Kanehira, Tetsuo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8784596
    Abstract: A method for joining fittings to a composite sandwich shell edge includes laying up an inner facesheet and positioning a wrapped flute mandrel on top; applying a layer of adhesive on the inner facesheet and positioning spacer-supported fittings on top; applying adhesive over the co-bonded fittings and laying up an outer facesheet forming an assembly; curing the assembly under heat and pressure; removing the fittings by first collapsing the spacers and removing the flute mandrel; placing an adhesive layer on the fittings with collapsible spacers inserted therein; reinserting the fittings between the inner and outer facesheets and effecting bonding and curing; and removing the spacers from the fittings by collapsing the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Leslie Hand, Douglas A. McCarville, Juan Carlos Guzman
  • Publication number: 20140178653
    Abstract: This production method for a composite shaped product having an undercut portion is able to readily manufacture a composite shaped product having a complicated shape having an undercut portion, by including: a step (i) of forming an impregnated precursor by heating and pressurizing a non-impregnated precursor including carbon fibers with an average fiber length of 1 to 100 mm and a thermoplastic resin; a step (ii) of heating the impregnated precursor at the melting point of the thermoplastic resin or more; a step (iii) of arranging the heated impregnated precursor into a mold having an undercut structure; a step (iv) of clamping the undercut structure after or simultaneously being operated and pressurizing the impregnated precursor; and a step (v) of unclamped the mold, re-operating the undercut structure and taking out the composite shaped material from the unclamped mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasunori Nagakura, Motoomi Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20140167320
    Abstract: A thread forming device for compression molding comprises a base positioned adjacent a compression molding device, a plurality of posts extending from the base, a carrier moveable along the posts and supporting at least one rotatable threaded shaft, each shaft being configured for forming a threaded bore during compression molding of a part, an assembly for rotatably driving the at least one threaded shaft for unthreading the at least one threaded shaft from the part, and one or more biasing members configured to push the carrier away from the base once the at least one threaded shaft is unthreaded from the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathon Michael Azzopardi
  • Publication number: 20140171862
    Abstract: A multi-chamber syringe with a syringe body having a wall which encloses a hollow space. The syringe body has a syringe outlet and an opening for receiving a piston displaceable in the hollow space, where at least one displaceable stopper is arranged in the hollow space and divides the hollow space into a first chamber, for receiving a first substance, and a second chamber, for receiving a second substance. The syringe body also has a channel through which the first substance can flow from the first chamber into the second chamber when the stopper is positioned in such a way that the channel connects the first chamber to the second chamber, where the channel is formed by a material cutout in the wall on a side of the wall facing toward the hollow space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: SANNER GMBH
    Inventor: Manfred Weidner
  • Patent number: 8747722
    Abstract: A one piece end support for use with a cross bar of a vehicle article carrier system. The one piece end support may have a hollowed out neck portion adapted to receive an end of a cross bar. A hollowed out intermediate portion is provided which extends non-parallel to, but is integrally formed with, the neck portion. A flange portion is adapted to be secured to a support rail of the vehicle article carrier system. The flange portion may be integrally formed with the intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: JAC Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill M. Silamianos, John M. Heuchert, Gordon Michie
  • Publication number: 20140116548
    Abstract: A filling connector (10) for filling a liquid container comprises a liquid pipeline (12), for conveying liquid from a liquid inlet end (16) portion having a liquid inlet opening (14) to a liquid outlet end portion (20) having a liquid outlet opening (18), and further comprises a gas pipeline (22), for conveying gas in the opposite flow direction while liquid is conveyed through the liquid pipeline (12), from a gas inlet end portion (26) having a gas inlet opening (24) to a gas outlet end portion (30) having a gas outlet opening (28), the liquid pipeline (12) and the gas pipeline (22) being formed integrally with one another and the filling connector (10) being formed as an injection-moulded part, the gas pipeline (22) being manufactured using injection technology, such as fluid injection technology, in particular water injection technology, particularly preferably gas injection technology or projectile injection technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Roechling Automotive AG & Co., KG
    Inventor: Mirco BRUSCO
  • Patent number: 8703032
    Abstract: The effectiveness of biomimetic dry adhesives at different ambient pressures is investigated. Biomimetic dry adhesives have great potential for space applications but there have been few studies on how these adhesives perform in low-pressure environments. Various geometrical configurations for cap and fiber structures of dry adhesive materials are disclosed. Various methods for manufacturing dry adhesive materials including a silicone rubber negative mold are disclosed. Various methods of manufacturing directly molded anisotropic dry adhesive structures with anisotropic peel strengths are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Carlo Menon, Daniel Elliot Sameoto
  • Publication number: 20140097555
    Abstract: A molding device for manufacturing a molded product having an inner space bent in a circular arc shape includes: a set of molds joinable to and separable from each other, the set of molds being capable of forming a cavity having a shape corresponding to an outer shape of the molded product in a joined state at the time of molding; a core having an outer shape corresponding to an inner shape of the molded product for use in a state where the core is arranged in the inside of the cavity formed by the set of molds at the time of molding; and an ejector plate having a core through hole through which the core passes for ejecting the molded product formed around the core along the circular arc shape in a separated state where the set of molds is separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kitazawa, Hisaomi Masuzawa, Shinsuke Araki, Takayuki Miyajima
  • Publication number: 20140099586
    Abstract: A wax form, such as a candle, capable of being decorated or adorned with ornamentation using hardware embedded inside the wax form so as to be inconspicuous. The hardware comprises a connector that is flush with the perimeter surface of the candle so that ornamentation can be attached to the connector; thereby, allowing the ornamentation hang on the perimeter surface of the wax form. The connector can utilize a variety of fastening systems to connect to the ornamentation, such as a magnet system, a resistance fit system, a screw fit system, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Sue Falk, Rebecca Borg, Rony Havive
  • Publication number: 20140084500
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to the molding of an item having a non-uniform thickness and an undercut structure. One disclosed embodiment provides an injection molding device for molding a part having a non-uniform thickness and an undercut structure, the injection molding device comprising a pair of opposing end walls, a first mold surface being stationary with respect to the pair of opposing end walls, and a second mold surface being movable toward the first mold surface such that a first end of the second mold surface is movable a larger travel distance toward the first mold surface than a second end during a molding process. Further, the pair of opposing end walls comprises a slider with an undercut mold surface that is movable in a direction transverse to a direction in which the second mold surface is movable toward the first mold surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Allen Jenkins, Neil Emerton, Timothy Large
  • Publication number: 20140054824
    Abstract: An insert molding method includes providing a mold and a pin, and predetermining a mold releasing direction of the mold. The pin includes a latching portion. A preform and a depressed portion of a mold releasing hole in the preform are formed via the mold and the pin. The depressed portion is formed at an end of the preform along the mold releasing direction. The pin passes through the depressed portion and is partly received in the preform. The pin is released to release the preform from the mold, and the latching portion resists and drags along inner surface in the mold releasing hole in the preform along the mold releasing direction. A plurality of burrs is produced and received in the depressed portion. The preform is cooled to form an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHI-HUA LIU