Introducing Material Under Pressure Into A Closed Mold Cavity (e.g., Injection Molding, Etc.) Patents (Class 264/328.1)
  • Patent number: 10424922
    Abstract: A power supply device for a molding machine with an intermediate circuit, which can be connected with at least one drive of the molding machine and is suitable for supplying the at least one drive with electrical energy; a supply module connected to the intermediate circuit; an energy storage device connected to the intermediate circuit; and a closed loop control device for closed loop controlling an energy content of the energy storage device. The energy storage device can be closed loop controlled by means of the closed loop control device so that the energy content of the energy storage device does not go outside a range, in which a power input and/or a power output of the energy storage device is essentially constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Harald Fraueneder, Gerhard Dimmler
  • Patent number: 10421438
    Abstract: The invention relates to a windshield wiper device for a vehicle, for wiping a window (4), comprising a wiper blade (2) that has an elongate upper part (10) and an elongate lower part (12) which are at least partly flexible. Also provided is a plurality of connecting elements (18) for connecting the upper part (10) and the lower part (12), the connecting elements (18) being spaced apart along a longitudinal direction (8) of the wiper blade (2) and being attached to the upper part (10) and/or the lower part (12) by a rotary joint (20), and the connecting elements (18) being designed to allow a motion of the upper part (10) and the lower part relative to each other with a motion component along the longitudinal direction (8) of the wiper blade (2). Each connecting element (18) extends along a longitudinal axis (24) of the connecting element (18) and along a transverse axis (25) running perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (24), which runs from the upper part (10) to the lower part (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Merz, Hartmut Nafz, Michael Weiler
  • Patent number: 10401849
    Abstract: The velocity and force of a target is controlled to have a predetermined relationship, independently of changes in the velocity at which the target is driven using a velocity command value and in an external force from the target. A controller controls a control target, driven to generate a predetermined viscous force as a reaction force, by periodically outputting a command value to the control target using a target value calculated from a command pattern for driving the control target and a feedback value from the control target relative to the target value. A correction operation unit obtains a control physical quantity different from the command value, calculates a correction command value based on a relationship between an error of the obtained control physical quantity from its target value and an error of the feedback value from the target value, and outputs the correction command value to the control target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Koga, Ryuichiro Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10300529
    Abstract: A mold clamping apparatus of the type including a mold opening/closing actuator and a mold clamping cylinder, wherein rails for guiding a movable platen are disposed on a base, and the mold clamping cylinder has a left leg and a right leg each disposed between one pair of left and right rails of the rails. The rails provided for guiding the movable platen is used also as a side guide for the mold clamping cylinder. This arrangement can obviate the need for a separate guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Murata, Daiki Tanemura, Hiroo Okubo
  • Patent number: 10293536
    Abstract: A controller of an injection molding machine controls mold clamping of a fixed mold and a movable mold. The controller includes a servomotor drive control unit for limiting increase in driving current during driving of a mold clamping servomotor, and a moving state acquisition unit that acquires a detection signal of an encoder. The controller further includes an abnormality determination processing unit for determining that a clamping force sensor is abnormal when recognizing stoppage of movement of the movable mold during mold clamping, based on the acquired detection signal of the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kodai Nanri, Junpei Maruyama, Kazuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10279522
    Abstract: The method for producing a member for applying a cosmetic product comprising: an application portion (3); a longitudinal core (5), housed in the application portion (3); the method comprising the following successive steps: a first step for injecting the application portion (3) into a cavity (29) of a mold (27); a second step for injecting the longitudinal core (5) into the cavity (29) of the mold (27). In the first step, a pin (31) is arranged in the cavity (29) and in the second step, the pin (31) is moved relative to the cavity (29), and the longitudinal core (5) is injected into a space (47) freed up by the pin (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Patrick Charnay
  • Patent number: 10245760
    Abstract: A multi-layered tool for forming a working having an active thermal layer disposed between two layers of the tool which is independently controllable to add or subtract thermal energy to or from the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ben Halford
  • Patent number: 10226889
    Abstract: A injection molding method involves measuring, using at least one external sensor, a change in a parameter of a mold side of a mold cavity, approximating a condition within the mold cavity based on the change in the parameter, such as pressure within the mold cavity or flow front position, and comparing the approximated condition to a trigger point. If the approximated condition equals or exceeds the trigger point, activating a virtual cavity sensor having an optimal pre-defined pressure-time curve, and upon activation, the virtual cavity sensor tracks an approximated condition calculated from the change in parameter measurements measured by the at least one external sensor over time. In an embodiment, results of the approximated parameter tracking can be used in conjunction with an optimal pre-defined pressure-time curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: IMFLUX, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Alan Pollard, Joshua Douglas Raker, Gene Michael Altonen, H. Kenneth Hanson, III
  • Patent number: 10166585
    Abstract: A tube or metal extrusion press has a stationary press frame formed by a main housing, a counter housing, a billet support carrying a billet holder, and a ram cross-member movable in the press frame between the housings. A piston-cylinder unit has a cylinder on the main housing, a piston in the cylinder, and a ram stem extending between a front end of the piston and the ram cross-member. An equalizing reservoir supplies hydraulic fluid to the piston, and a transfer passage extends between the reservoir and the cylinder rearward of the piston. A fill valve has a displacement sleeve on a rod and carries a ring piston and a fill valve body movable centrally of the cylinder in the transfer passage between an open position in which the passage has a large annular flow cross-section and a closed position in which the valve body blocks the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SMS MEER GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Claasen, Uwe Muschalik
  • Patent number: 10112331
    Abstract: A toggle lever clamping unit for an injection molding machine includes fixed and movable platens, a support plate, a toggle lever mechanism operatively connected with both the support plate and the movable platen, a cross clamp operatively connected with the toggle lever mechanism and movable along a machine longitudinal axis, and an electric drive for moving the cross clamp. In addition, a hydraulic drive is operatively connected with the cross clamp and includes a fluid-operated piston cylinder system, with the lengths of the cylinder and the piston rod being coordinated with one another such that the hydraulic drive follows a travel path of the cross clamp as the movable platen travels between an open position of the clamping unit, in which the toggle lever mechanism is swung in, and a closed position in which the toggle lever mechanism assumes a predeterminable extended position and a clamping force is built up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Adrian Angst, Martin Fuchs, Manuel Hausammann, Marcel Hautle, Daniel Jenny, Marc Lüthi, Adrain Mächler, Marco Meier, Markus Notz, Remo Schwitter
  • Patent number: 10087302
    Abstract: A nanocomposite material comprises polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as a base polymer and a nanoparticle that increases the strength of the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Jay Clarke Hanan
  • Patent number: 10053620
    Abstract: The material for proppant and method for producing the same relate to the chemistry of high-molecular weight compounds, and more particularly, to polymer materials with high requirements for physical and mechanical properties, for instance, for the production of proppants, i.e., propping granules, used in the oil and gas production by a method of hydraulic fracturing of formation. The technical result achieved by implementation of the present invention is an increase in thermal strength of the proppant material providing for a compressive strength of at least 150 MPa at a temperature of not less than 100° C. The method consists in the following. A mixture of oligocyclopentadienes is obtained by heating dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) to a temperature of 150-220° C. and holding at this temperature for 15-360 minutes. The oligomerization of dicyclopentadiene occurs. The mixture of oligomers is cooled down to 20-50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Afanasiev, Sergey Anatolievich Alkhimov, Nataliya Borisovna Bespalova, Egor Vladimirovich Shutko, Tatyana Modestovna Yumasheva
  • Patent number: 10030109
    Abstract: Fiber reinforced composition comprising (a) a polypropylene random copolymer comprising ethylene and/or C4 to C8 a-olefin (PP-RACO), (b) glass fibers (GF), and (c) a polar modified polypropylene as adhesion promoter (AP), wherein (i) the polypropylene random copolymer comprising ethylene and/or C4 to C8 a-olefin (PP-RACO) heaving a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 of at least 2.5 g/10 min, (ii) the glass fibers (GF) are cut glass fibers and (iii) the polymer contained in the reinforced composition forms a continuous phase being the matrix of the fiber reinforced composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luca Boragno, Cornelia Tranninger, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10025243
    Abstract: A gear is provided that is capable of suppressing a decrease in strength at a weld line. The gear (40) is provided with a cylindrical boss (41) that is formed at a center portion, a rim (42) that is formed on an outer side in a radial direction of the boss concentrically with the boss and has a tooth portion (42a) at an outer circumferential portion thereof, and a web (43) that links the boss and the rim. In the web, a plurality of gate marks (43a) are formed. Furthermore, in the web, there are provided a plurality of first radial direction ribs (43b) that extend from the boss to the outer side in the radial direction along a weld line (40a) that appears between adjacent ones of the gate marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10011749
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article that includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a re-workable adhesive composition, the first substrate being bonded to the second substrate through the adhesive composition. The adhesive composition is derived from a moisture curable polyurethane hot melt adhesive composition that includes a polyurethane prepolymer that includes the reaction product of a first crystalline polyester polyol having a number average molecular weight of from at least 5500 grams per mole (g/mol) to about 20,000 g/mol and a melting point of at least 40° C., and a polyisocyanate. The re-workable adhesive composition is cleanly removable from at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate after conditioning the article at a temperature of from at least 60° C. to no greater than 100° C. for a period of about 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Sudipto Das, Henry P. Meyer, Anthony J. Ostlund
  • Patent number: 9971460
    Abstract: An electrostatic capacitance-type input device includes a first member made of a non-conductive resin, a second member formed together with the first member and made of a conductive resin, a determination unit configured to determine the presence or absence of an input operation of an operator for the second member, based on a change in electrostatic capacitance of the second member, a circuit substrate in which the determination unit is mounted, the circuit substrate being fixed to an inner side portion of a cover member, and a conductive elastic member configured to lie between the second member and the circuit substrate and maintain an electrical connection between the second member and the circuit substrate using an elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Sugii, Yuya Kikuchi, Tatsuo Koike
  • Patent number: 9956728
    Abstract: Tooling for creating a component made of composite, including at least one rigid element able to move between a rest position in which it is not in contact with the preform and an active position in which it is in contact with the preform, at least one elastic return configured to push the rigid element into the active position and hold it therein, and at least one hot-melt element configured to hold the rigid element in the rest position against the action of the elastic return as long as the temperature of the resin is below a threshold temperature above which the resin is softened. The disclosure also relates to a method for creating a component made of composite implementing the tooling and to a component made of composite thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Cyrille Collart, Grégory Hache
  • Patent number: 9957360
    Abstract: A composition and a method are provided for graphene reinforced polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) comprising multi-layer graphene are used to reinforce PET, thereby improving the properties of PET for various new applications. Master-batches comprising polyethylene terephthalate with dispersed graphene nanoplatelets are obtained by way of compounding. The master-batches are used to form PET-GNP nanocomposites at weight fractions ranging between 0.5% and 15%. In some embodiments, PET and GNPs are melt compounded by way of twin-screw extrusion. In some embodiments, ultrasound is coupled with a twin-screw extruder so as to assist with melt compounding. In some embodiments, the PET-GNP nanocomposites are prepared by way of high-speed injection molding. The PET-GNP nanocomposites are compared by way of their mechanical, thermal, and rheological properties so as to contrast different compounding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Niagara Bottling, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Clarke Hanan, Sudheer Bandla
  • Patent number: 9932467
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a composition consists in bringing into contact a product containing mostly polypropylene having a controlled fluidity less than 10 g/10 min with highly fluid polypropylene and a polymer grafted with maleic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventor: Frederic Viot
  • Patent number: 9914253
    Abstract: A closing unit of a shaping machine includes a moveable clamping plate, a push rod connected to the moveable clamping plate and having an outside profile, a divided locking nut provided with an inside profile, and a closing force mechanism for acting on the moveable mold clamping plate with a closing force. The push rod is lockable in a closed position of the locking nut by the cooperation of the inside profile and the outside profile with the closing force mechanism. For displacement of the locking nut between an opened and the closed position, a rotary drive is provided for rotation of a shaft, and at least one toothed rack cooperates with the shaft by way of a tooth arrangement and is connected to the locking nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Franz Dirneder, Stephan Eppich, Helmut Wiesinger
  • Patent number: 9909247
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance for treating fabric according to a cycle of operation includes a cabinet defining an interior, a wash tub within the interior and having a peripheral wall with an upper portion and a bottom end closed by a base; a wash basket located within the wash tub for movement relative thereto and defining a laundry treating chamber; and a drive motor located within the cabinet for rotating or oscillating the wash basket. Prior to installation of the wash tub in the cabinet, the wash tub is oversized relative to the interior. After installation of the wash tub in the cabinet, the upper portion of the wash tub forms a press fit with the cabinet such that the upper portion of the wash tub exerts a force on the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Michael K. Cluskey, Christopher A. Jones, Aaron A. Linden, Dale E. Mueller, Michele A. Paustian
  • Patent number: 9865371
    Abstract: Provide is a carbon nanotube composite material and conductive material to solve the problems of the prior art described above by providing a high conductivity and showing excellent durability against repeated stress such as strain. A carbon nanotube composite material of the invention is a conductive material having carbon nanotubes dispersed in a matrix including observing a peak in each region of 110±10 cm?1, 190±10 cm?1 and 200 cm?1 or more in a Raman spectroscopic analysis at a wavelength of 633 nm, and a ratio R/R0 of an electrical resistance R after a load of repeated stress of 100 times at 10% elongation with respect to an electrical resistance R0 prior to applying a load is 5 or more. In addition, a conductive material of the invention comprises these characteristics of the carbon nanotube composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Kenji Hata, Seisuke Ata, Kazufumi Kobashi
  • Patent number: 9790334
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to polymer-graphene nanocomposites and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods for producing polymer-graphene nanocomposites using master batches comprising graphene and a polymer or polymer precursor. The resulting polymer-graphene nanocomposites comprise a high degree of exfoliation and dispersion of graphene nanoplatelets within the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Allen David Clauss, Guiquan Pan, Nicholas Richard Wietfeldt, Matthew Clayton Hall, David D. Taft
  • Patent number: 9789639
    Abstract: A mold-clamping device includes a fixed mold plate including a fixed mold; a movable mold plate including a movable mold; a hydraulic cylinder allowing the movable mold plate to approach or be separated from the fixed mold plate; a hydraulic pressure supply source supplying a hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic cylinder; and a control unit performing driving control on the hydraulic pressure supply source. The control unit includes a flow rate decrease control unit for deceleration for decreasing a flow rate of the hydraulic fluid according to a deceleration gradient set in advance when a movement of the movable mold plate is decelerated according to the deceleration gradient, and a flow rate increase control unit for controlling the flow rate of the hydraulic fluid to increase when the flow rate of the hydraulic fluid is decreased according to the deceleration gradient by the flow rate decrease control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Masaaki Ikarashi, Mamoru Kawasaki, Takehiro Irie, Toshihiko Kariya
  • Patent number: 9772023
    Abstract: Plural ejector pins are made to project before a molten resin containing reinforcing fibers is injected into an inside of a cavity through pin point gates in a web forming portion in the inside of the cavity and at positions outside the pin point gates in a radial direction. The ejector pins are retracted from the inside of the cavity after a flow of the molten resin containing reinforcing fibers injected into the inside of the cavity through the pin point gates impinges on the ejector pins and is divided and before a tooth portion forming portion in the inside of the cavity is filled with the molten resin containing reinforcing fibers. Accordingly, weld lines which extend along the radial direction are formed at positions outside the ejector pins in the radial direction, and the molten resin is filled in portions formed after the ejector pins are retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Masaomi Hashimoto, Kazuma Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 9759237
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is a pump arrangement (1, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50), in particular for use in the body's own vessels, having a pump (11, 41, 51) and a sheath (12, 42, 52) receiving the pump, bounding a flow passage (S) and having a distal intake opening (13, 43, 53) and a proximal outflow opening (14, 29, 39, 44, 54) for producing a driving flow by means of the pump, wherein the pump is arranged in a first fluid-tight section (12a, 42a, 52a) having the distal intake opening and a second fluid-tight section (12b, 42b, 52b) includes the proximal outflow opening. In accordance with the invention, a further inlet opening (15) is present between the first section and the second section and is arranged between the intake opening and the outflow opening, with the first section and the second section being arranged with respect to one another such that the inlet opening opens into the flow proximal to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Reiner Liebing
  • Patent number: 9605886
    Abstract: Systems and methods are used to control operation of a rotary compressor of a refrigeration system to limit or prevent movement of rotors due to axial thrust loading resulting from rapid changes in speed of the rotors of the compressor. The operational profile of the motor is controlled to maintain acceleration torque and deceleration torque within predefined limits. The acceleration torque and deceleration torque are maintained within the predefined limits by controlling the speed of the motor, or by controlling the torque applied by the motor to the rotors during acceleration or deceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Thomas West, Dennis Myron Beekman, David Marshall Foye, Korwin Jay Anderson, Benjamin James Sykora
  • Patent number: 9586354
    Abstract: An injection-molding tool (1) for a clamping unit of an injection-molding machine for producing injection-molded parts, comprising a frame tool, consisting of a first, nozzle-side tool half (2) and a second, ejector-side tool half (3), is described. Mold insert halves (50, 51) of at least one mold insert (11) are fitted in slide-in frames (9, 10). The slide-in frames (9, 10) with the at least one mold insert (11) fitted in them can be connected to one another to form a slide-in module (8) which in the modifying process can be removed as a whole from the frame tool, which in the modifying process remains connected to the injection-molding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Alexander Sundermann
  • Patent number: 9533443
    Abstract: An anti-falling protection device for an automatic mold opening and closing machine is used on a mold mounting unit to secure or release an upper mold with a pair of wings, and is provided with a movable member movably disposed on the mold mounting unit, two protection members movably provided along two lateral surfaces of the mold mounting unit, a power unit which extends and retracts between a first position and a second position, and the connecting member connected between the power unit and the movable member. When in the first position, the power unit drives the two protection members to move toward the power unit and make the protection members stop beneath the wings, and when in the second position, the piston drives the two protection members to move away the wings of the upper mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TIEN KANG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: David Huang
  • Patent number: 9475217
    Abstract: A process for making a shaped part from a polymer selected from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) by using a compacting tool comprising a die having a cavity and a punch having an outer surface. The process comprises the steps of: a) placing particles of the polymer in the cavity of the die heated to a compaction temperature, wherein the polymer has an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.45 dL/g wherein the particles are a mixture of first particles with a particle size of 0.5-4000 ?m and second particles with a particle size of 1000-4000 ?m b) pressing the particles in the die cavity at a pressure of at least 3 MPa for 5-15 minutes while maintaining the temperature of the die at the compaction temperature and c) removing the shaped part from the die cavity. When the polymer is PET, the compaction temperature is 235-259° C. When the polymer is PEN, the compaction temperature is 250-275 ° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Zahir Bashir
  • Patent number: 9415532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to molding and overmolding compositions for delicate components. More particularly the invention relates to compositions for low pressure molding and overmolding, making these compositions particularly well suited for electronic devices. The molding and overmolding composition is suitable for low pressure injection molding processes, particularly at 0.5 to 200 bars at 70° C. to 240° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Cynthia L. Cain, Charles W. Paul, Maria Cristina Barbosa DeJesus
  • Patent number: 9387616
    Abstract: A control system for a hot runner injection molding system includes a first injection molding machine controller that receives signals from injection molding machine sensors and a second hot runner apparatus controller that receives signals from hot runner apparatus sensors. A third controller that is remote from the injection molding machine controller and the hot runner apparatus controller receives data from the other controllers that is related to the signals from the aforementioned sensors and to transmit commands to the controllers that are related to the operation of the injection molding machine and the hot runner apparatus. The third controller can be linked to several first hot runner controllers and several second injection molding machine controllers. The first hot runner controllers can be provided by the same manufacturer or different manufacturers. The second injection molding machine controllers can be provided by the same manufacturer or different manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Otto Männer Innovation GmbH
    Inventor: Gheorghe George Olaru
  • Patent number: 9371442
    Abstract: A dual reactor solution process gives high density polyethylene compositions containing a first ethylene copolymer and a second ethylene copolymer and which have good processability, stiffness, and environmental stress crack resistance. The polyethylene compositions are suitable for compression molding or injection molding applications and are particularly useful in the manufacture of caps and closures for bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventor: XiaoChuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9365039
    Abstract: A liquid jet head includes a base plate, and an actuator portion fixed to the base plate and having an array of alternating ejection channel and a dummy channel. drive electrodes are formed on inner surfaces of the ejection channels and the dummy channels, and extracting electrodes are formed on the base plate on a rear side of the actuator plate and electrically connected to the drive electrodes. an electrode formation region of the base plate on which are formed the extracting electrodes has a surface roughness greater then that of other regions of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Tokio Tatsumi, Satoshi Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 9339961
    Abstract: During metering, a screw is retreated to a preset metering completion position while it is being forwardly rotated. Pilot injection is performed such that the screw is reversely rotated and advanced so that a resin pressure reaches a predetermined compression pressure, during a time period between the end of the metering and the start of injection. The screw reverse rotation is continued before the screw advance is started for the pilot injection. In this way, a check valve can be closed at a relatively low pressure such that precision metering can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventors: Junpei Maruyama, Tatsuhiro Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 9328182
    Abstract: Molded articles are prepared from propylene-ethylene copolymers and exhibiting improved clarity and strength properties. Articles prepared include bottles and other thin-walled articles. The articles are prepared using an isotactic propylene-ethylene random copolymer resin having an ethylene content of from about 0.5 to about 3 percent by total weight of copolymer, with a xylene solubles content of less than about 1.5 percent. The injection molded article may exhibit less than about 20 percent haze, as determined by ASTM D1003, at a thickness of about 0.08 inch (2.03 mm). Articles may also be prepared from similar copolymers having an ethylene content greater than about 3 percent by total weight of copolymer, with a xylene solubles content of less than about 4 percent by total weight of copolymer. These articles may exhibit less than about 13 percent haze, as determined by ASTM D1003, at a thickness of about 0.08 inch (2.03 mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas Burmaster, Owen Hodges, J. Layne Lumus, Lu Ann Kelly, Mark Murphy
  • Patent number: 9320394
    Abstract: A bathing vessel has a bottom, and a drain disposed in the bottom adjacent a blended area that is disposed between the side wall and the bottom. The side wall, the bottom wall, and the blended area are made of a first layer of rigid polyurethane material and a second layer of capping material attached to said first layer. A ratio of a density of the polyurethane backing adjacent the drain to a thickness of polyurethane backing is between 1-80:1. The side wall, the blended area and the bottom wall flex to absorb loads adjacent the drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: David Stuart Paskman, Scott Kapelanski, Michael Glenn Geels
  • Patent number: 9289934
    Abstract: In an injection process in which a screw or a plunger is advanced to inject a molten resin into a mold, the advance of the screw or the plunger is stopped and held just before a leading flow end of the resin reaches a gate portion, and the advance of the screw or the plunger is resumed for an injection operation after the passage of a predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Tatsuhiro Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 9276515
    Abstract: A motor controller is provided with integrated metering and data logger functions to measure, store and report information suitable to verify the controller's energy saving performance. The integrated functions in the controller can be used to establish an AC motor's baseline electrical power and energy profile and to monitor continuously the power and energy reduction performance of the controller without requiring a separate meter and logger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas I. Yeh
  • Patent number: 9205528
    Abstract: An electronic grade glass substrate is provided with a recess, channel or step in one surface, and a first chamfer between the side surface of the recess, channel or step and the one surface. The side and bottom surfaces of the recess, channel or step are mirror finished, and the first chamfer is mirror finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Daiyu Okafuji, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Masaki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9056417
    Abstract: A sweep core die device for a throttle body, or other part, has a cover insert and an ej insert that engage leaving voids therein, a ram component entering the voids, and cores connected to the ram component by ball joints and other components for simultaneous movement in several axes within the voids. The cores are mirror image and connect to one end of a mount. The other end of the mount pivotally connects to the ej insert. A shaft pivotally connects to each mount and to a clamp outwardly from the inserts. The clamp moves relative to the two inserts, moves the shafts, and thus rotates the cores inwardly and outwardly through the voids. The cores have the internal shape of the passage through each horn of a finished throttle body or other part. The cores produce passages so fuel attains laminar flow within the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ricky L Rushing, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20150144584
    Abstract: A bottle feeding device, including a bottom piece of a bottle body having a first perimeter wall and a top piece of a bottle body having a second perimeter wall. The top piece is pivotally affixed to the bottom piece and is rotatable with respect to the bottom piece about an axis extending generally orthogonally through the first perimeter wall and the second perimeter wall. A pair of detent features is provided to restrain the bottom piece and the top piece into either a first relative rotational position or a second relative rotational position. A nipple is operatively affixed to the top piece of the bottle by a nipple ring threaded onto the top piece of the bottle. A method of feeding an infant and of manufacturing the bottle are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Renz, Hassan Mohammed, Michael Jackson, Steve Casteel
  • Publication number: 20150148461
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition that is water-sensitive (e.g., water-soluble, water-dispersible, etc.) in that it loses its integrity over time in the presence of water that can also be injection molded is provided. The composition contains a cellulose derivative, a synthetic water-soluble polymer, and a plasticizer. The desired water-sensitive and moldable attributes of the composition may be achieved in the present invention by selectively controlling a variety of aspects of the composition, such as the nature of the components employed, the relative amount of each component, the manner in which the composition is formed, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Wang, Gregory J. Wideman, Mark M. Mleziva
  • Publication number: 20150148733
    Abstract: A tampon applicator that is water-sensitive (e.g., water-soluble, water-dispersible, etc.) in that it loses its integrity over time in the presence of water is provided. The tampon applicator can be discreetly disposed of in a toilet without the risk of clogging sewer pipes. The tampon applicator includes a molded thermoplastic composition containing at least one partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol a plasticizer. The desired water-sensitive characteristics of the tampon applicator may be achieved in the present invention by selectively controlling a variety of aspects of the thermoplastic composition from which the applicator is formed, such as the nature of the components employed, the relative amount of each component, the manner in which the composition is formed, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Wang, Gregory J. Wideman, Alphonse Carl DeMarco, Austin Pickett, Mark M. Mleziva
  • Publication number: 20150148466
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising polyethylene terephthalate (PET), poly(1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) (PCT) and titanium dioxide, to the use of these 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 electric or electronic polyester-based products, especially polyester-based optoelectronic products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Timo IMMEL, Jochen ENDTNER, Matthias BIENMUELLER
  • Publication number: 20150147933
    Abstract: A toy brick (1), a method of manufacturing a toy brick (1) as well as a mould for the manufacture of a toy brick (1). The toy brick (1) comprising: a body part (3) with one or more sidewalls (5) extending around the outer periphery of the toy brick (1). The one or more sidewalls (5) at least partially define an interior (25) of the toy brick (1) and said sidewalls (5) extend from a bottom face (10) to a top portion (20) of the body part (3), an elongated rib (100) arranged interiorly (25) on one of the one or more sidewalls (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Preben Kraag Henriksen
  • Publication number: 20150137425
    Abstract: An apparatus simultaneously operates all split locking nuts of an injection molding machine two-platen clamp unit to engage and disengage the split locking nuts with clamp unit strain rods. Each split locking nut has opposed pivoting nut halves operated by coupling rotation of a rotating member through a predetermined angular range to the nut halves via translating members such as push rods. The push rods are pivotably connected to the rotating member and to the nut halves so that the direction of each push rod relative to the rotating member and to the nut half changes with rotation of the rotating member. A method of molding comprises: disengaging split locking nuts from strain rods; positioning a moveable platen assembly to abut mating mold components; simultaneously operating the split locking nuts to engage the strain rods; and, applying force to the abutted mold components sufficient for injection and cure of melt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Sean F. Johnson, Matthew A. Gunderson
  • Patent number: 9034226
    Abstract: An injection-molding method for selectively manufacturing molded parts with and without a breakthrough is disclosed. A molded part with a breakthrough is manufactured by positioning a mold core in a mold cavity, whereas a molded part without breakthrough is manufactured by removing the mold core at least partly from the mold cavity. The mold cavity delimited by a nozzle-side mold platen and an ejector-side mold platen. The mold core is movable relative to at least one of the mold platens, in particularly the nozzle-side mold platen, in an advance direction, where the mold core is closer to the nozzle-side mold platen and an opposite withdrawal direction. At least one protective measure is provided for protecting the inner surface facing the mold cavity of the respective mold platen, in particularly the nozzle-side mold platen, from adverse mechanical effects during movement of the mold core in the advance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Betz, Norbert Gerstner
  • Publication number: 20150133831
    Abstract: A foot rest including: a foot receptacle, the foot receptacle including a first portion and a second portion, and wherein the first portion intersects the second portion; a cross-member disposed on a first side of the first portion; and a bucket connector disposed on the first side of the first portion of the foot receptacle, wherein the cross-member is proximate an end of the first portion and the bucket connector is distal to the end of the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Scott McKay
  • 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
    Inventors: Thomas Burkhart, Rolf Walter, Hans-Peter Feldner, Yuhong Wu, Geoffrey Scott Underwood, Brian A. Stern