By Insertion Or Application Of A Preform Patents (Class 264/516)
  • Patent number: 10193214
    Abstract: A method and a mobile device that provides near field communication and wireless powering capabilities by coupling a one-piece metal back and a metal band to a device housing to form a device. The device is configured to provide at least one antenna keep-out area. The metal band is adapted to be a dual-band antenna that is coupled to a coil. The coil, operable as one of a near field communication coil and a wireless power transmission coil, forms an overlapping trace with the dual-band antenna along at least one physical area. The coil and the dual-band antenna are positioned in the antenna keepout area and around the perimeter of the device. The method further includes forming at least two turns in the coil. At least one diplexing component is coupled both to the coil and to the dual-band antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Slater
  • Patent number: 10137811
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat frame made of metal; and a reinforcing member that is locally attached to a portion in which stress concentration occurs in the seat frame, the reinforcing member being attached in a state in which the reinforcing member disperses a stress, the reinforcing member having specific gravity smaller than specific gravity of the seat frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Akaike, Hiroshi Mizobata
  • Patent number: 9908271
    Abstract: In order to produce a plastic container (1,2) having a planar electronic element (15), a planar electronic element (15) is introduced into a recess (29) of an inner face of a mold. The mold comprises an outer mold part (10) and a mold core (11), which form a mold cavity (12). Molten plastic material is injected into the mold cavity (12). After the subsequent cooling of the plastic material, mold removal is carried out. The recess (29) is arranged on an inner face (26) of the outer mold part (10). The molten plastic material is injected into the mold cavity in such a way that the molten plastic material flows substantially parallel along a surface (25) of the planar electronic element (15) facing the mold cavity (12). The planar electronic element (15) is an RFID inlay, for example. The planar electronic element does not require a protective casing and can be sprayed directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Weidman Medical Technology AG
    Inventors: Kurt Eggmann, Karl Mazenauer, Michael Akermann
  • Patent number: 9724872
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for forming a lining in a pipe is disclosed. A pumpable material capable of curing is dispensed about an interior wall of a damaged section of pipe between an inflatable bladder and the pipe. The pumpable material is compressed between the bladder and the pipe and allowed to cure. An assembly for forming the lining in the pipe includes a feeding pump, a static mixer, a dispensing unit and a bladder. The pumpable material is preferably dispensed rearward of an inverting face of the bladder and the dispensing unit and the bladder move substantially in sync along the interior of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9511532
    Abstract: A blow molding device and a blow molding method are disclosed that can blow-mold a container with a handle without requiring a handle inserter that inserts a handle into a blow molding section. A blow molding method for blow-molding a container with a handle includes heating a preform (2) that is held by a heating transfer jig (370), transferring the preform from the heating transfer jig to a blow transfer jig (420), and transferring the blow transfer jig in a state in which a handle (500) is held by the blow transfer jig to be adjacent to the preform in a transfer direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shuichi Ogihara
  • Patent number: 9498929
    Abstract: A bag-in-box assembly apparatus comprising a frame, an insertion assembly and assembly urging arms. The bag-in-box assembly apparatus is configured for use in association with a bag-in-box package having a box with an opening and a bag having a spout. A collar is coupled to the spout of the bag and the also interfaces with the opening of the box. The assembly apparatus is utilized to couple the collar to the bag, inserting the bag into the box and coupling the collar to the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventor: John Brooks
  • Patent number: 9346211
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a fuel tank equipped with an internal accessory and having a plastic wall produced from a parison, the process including, in order, the following steps: a) the accessory and the molten parison are introduced into a mould so that the accessory is surrounded by the parison, the mould including cavities equipped with at least one moving part; b) a pressurized gas is introduced inside the parison to carry out a pre-blow moulding of the parison; c) the pre-blow-moulded parison is pressed locally against the accessory using the moving part in order to firmly attach the two without piercing the parison; d) the mould is closed and the final blow moulding of the parison is carried out by flattening it against the mould cavities using the pressurized gas; and e) the tank is removed from the mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: PLASTIC OMNIUM ADVANCED INNOVATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Sylvain Roos, Manuel Bretnacher
  • Patent number: 9221219
    Abstract: A method of producing a composite structure comprising fiber reinforced material and having a longitudinal direction is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 9216550
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank including at least one component, by molding a parison using a mold including two impressions and a core, the process including: introducing a parison into the mold impressions; introducing a core inside the parison, the core having a moving device including the at least one component closing the mold so that the impressions come into leaktight contact with the core; pressing the parison against the impressions by blowing through the core and/or applying a vacuum behind the impressions; fastening the at least one component on an inner wall of the parison; opening the mold to withdraw the core; and final molding the parison by blow-molding and/or thermoforming; and to enable its fastening to the parison, the component is moved away from the core by the moving device through a combination of a rotational motion and a linear motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: INERGY AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: David Hill, James Edward Thompson, Bjorn Criel
  • Patent number: 9168830
    Abstract: Plastic fuel tank comprising a noise reduction baffle and interference sections for suppressing tank deformation in the case of application of negative pressure to said tank, the interference sections projecting inward in the tank from an upper surface and a lower surface thereof respectively, and being disposed so as to be substantially opposed with a specified interval between them, one of these sections being part of a fixation device which secures the baffle to the tank wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: INERGY AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Se-Hyung Park
  • Patent number: 9145997
    Abstract: A mold for manufacturing a sound-absorbing duct, may include an inner mold made of an elastic material and having a channel therein, a sound-absorbing pad disposed outside the inner mold, and an outer mold disposed outside the sound-absorbing pad and having at least one first injection groove on an inner circumferential surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Young Hak Jang, Young Ho Han, Woomin Jung
  • Patent number: 9090034
    Abstract: An improved chair back is formed of a molded construction uses multiple mold shots of mold materials to develop different performance characteristics in selected areas of the chair back. The chair back has the appearance of a unitary molded panel, but is formed from multiple mold shots which preferably are performed at multiple stations on a mold tool. By providing multiple mold shots and selected materials to form different areas of the chair back, different performance characteristics are generated including the provision of a peripheral frame providing structural rigidity to the chair back, a lumbar support panel which provides localized support to the lumbar region of the chair occupant, and a thin sheet-like support panel extending between the frame and enclosing the interior region defined between the peripheral frame to provide a more flexible and pliant surface providing more comfortable contact with the occupant's back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Fookes, Keith Shoemaker, Pete Beyer, Mark Sherman
  • Publication number: 20150114976
    Abstract: A polymer blend concrete CNG tank comprising a liner member composed of a high density polymer, the tank being preferably disposed within a concrete vault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: R. Keith Barker
  • Publication number: 20150091221
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a balloon catheter in which an extruded tubular balloon parison is attached to a component of a catheter shaft prior to blow molding a balloon from the extruded tubular balloon parison. A distal end region of the tubular balloon parison is attached to the outer surface of the elongate catheter shaft component to form a distal bond region between the tubular balloon parison and the catheter shaft component, and then the assembly is positioned in a balloon mold. An annular space between an inner surface of the tubular balloon parison and the outer surface of the elongate tubular member is pressurized to expand the tubular balloon parison in the cavity of the balloon mold to form an inflatable balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: PATRICK CONNOLLY
  • Patent number: 8985157
    Abstract: Provided is a restoration pipe pulling-in method which can easily determine whether pilling-in of a restoration pipe is possible wherein the restoration pipe has a diameter as much as large relative to a deteriorated drainage channel, and which can pulling a restoration pipe into a sewer pipe wherein the gap between the restoration pipe and the sewer pipe is shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kanaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Kanao
  • Patent number: 8980161
    Abstract: A process for making a reservoir including steps of positioning a hollow extrudate at an elevated temperature in a mold cavity, inserting a fitting into an end of the extrudate, sealing an outer surface of the fitting with an interior surface of the extrudate using latent heat within the extrudate, and forming at least a portion of the extrudate against the mold cavity forming a reservoir with the fitting sealed into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Rowley, Grandin A. Rushlander, Robert Yunk, Earl Christian, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8951375
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fabricating a composite part, such as a fuselage or internal stiffener, with a shape memory polymer (SMP) apparatus usable as both a rigid lay-up tool and a bladder. The SMP apparatus may be heated until malleable, shaped, and then cooled in a desired rigid tool configuration. For example, cavities may be formed into the SMP apparatus for nesting components therein to co-bond or co-cure with the composite part. Next, composite material may be applied onto the SMP apparatus and then placed into a rigid external tool and heated to composite cure temperatures at which the SMP apparatus is malleable. A pressure differential may be induced which urges the SMP apparatus to compress the composite material against the rigid external tool. When the composite material is cured, the SMP apparatus may be urged away from the cured composite material and removed from within the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Havens, Matthew C. Everhart, Randy Rex Kysar, Carl Ray Fiegenbaum, Jeffrey W. Priest, Delbert Leon Strelow, Kevin John Ford, Kristin Dru Pickell
  • Patent number: 8951461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a plastic article and a blow molding tool for performing the method. The method comprises extruding an approximately tube-shaped preform, dividing the melt flow within the extrusion head or separating the extrudate exiting or already exited from the extrusion head, such that a preform having an approximately C-shaped cross section is obtained, forming the preform into a hollow part within a multipart blow molding tool using differential pressure, wherein an expansion and partial preforming of the preform first takes place with the blow molding tool partially closed, then in a further step at least one insert is inserted into the interior of the partially preformed article between the not completely closed blow molding tool and through the open side of the preform, and in a further step the blow molding tool is completely closed; wherein the article is completely formed, forming at least one at least partially circumferential pinch-off seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Heim, Andreas Lichtenauer, Jurgen Moitzheim, Stefan Walbroel
  • Patent number: 8945325
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fabricating a composite part, such as a fuselage or internal stiffener, with a shape memory polymer (SMP) apparatus usable as a rigid lay-up tool. The SMP apparatus may be heated until malleable, shaped, and then cooled in a desired rigid tool configuration. For example, cavities may be formed into the SMP apparatus for nesting components therein to co-bond or co-cure with the composite part. The composite material and/or nested components may be heated and compressed against the SMP apparatus. The SMP apparatus may be configured to remain rigid during the composite cure cycle. Once the composite material is cured, the SMP apparatus may be triggered to a malleable state and urged away from the cured composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Spirit AreoSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Everhart, David E. Havens, Randy Rex Kysar, Carl Ray Fiegenbaum, Jeffrey W. Priest, Delbert Leon Strelow, Kodi Elizabeth Ann Caster
  • Patent number: 8940378
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a hollow fiber reinforced structural member, in particular for air vehicles, comprising the steps of providing a first circular braiding layer, positioning a flat strengthening body comprising at least one fabric layer having warp fibers and a woof fiber against a part of the surface of the first braiding layer, providing a second braiding layer around the first braiding layer and the strengthening body, positioning the combination of the first braiding layer, the strengthening body and the second braiding layer in a mold, impregnating the combination with resin, removing the combination as impregnated with a resin from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Fokker Landing Gear B.V.
    Inventors: Tjaard Sijpkes, Peet Vergouwen, Bert Thuis
  • Patent number: 8920704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ducting for a fluid transfer pipeline for an aircraft or spacecraft, an aeronautical structure incorporating it and a method for producing this ducting. The ducting (1) comprises a pipe (2) with a thermoplastic or thermoplastic elastomeric layer (4) and a reinforcing layer (5) surmounting it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Ciolczyk, Marc Dolez, Bertrand Florentz
  • Patent number: 8916014
    Abstract: Method for producing a fuel tank provided with internal accessories and having a wall made of plastic made in a single piece by molding a split parison or a parison in at least two parts, said method comprising the following steps: a) the parison is introduced in the heat-softened state into a mould comprising dies; b) a core on which the accessories are placed is introduced inside the parison; c) the parison is pressed onto the dies of the mould; d) the accessories are fastened to the parison with the aid of the core in an ideal layout; e) the core is withdrawn and the mould is closed; f) the tank is molded from the parison; and g) the tank is removed from the mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research
    Inventors: Bjorn Criel, Nadja Walling, Fabrice Laborde, Hervé Lemoine
  • Publication number: 20140346715
    Abstract: A method for producing a tubular structural component and device for production thereof are disclosed. A tubular moulding tool has an inner mould surface shaped corresponding to an outer surface of the structural component. A support surface of an expandable support, formed corresponding to the moulding tool shape such that in an unexpanded state the support fills the moulding tool while the support surface and the mould surface run parallel leaving an expansion spacing of the support surface to the mould surface, is covered with a tubular non-crimp fibre fabric, such that fibres of a fibre layer of the non-crimp fibre fabric run diagonally around the support. After the support has been arranged in the moulding tool, the non-crimp fibre fabric is pressed against the mould surface by expanding the support with radial expansion of the non-crimp fibre fabric. The non-crimp fibre fabric is infiltrated by a curable matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: HAUKE LENGSFELD, VOLKER REYE
  • Publication number: 20140345733
    Abstract: A method for producing a damper for an air line of an internal combustion engine includes the following steps: providing a temperature-controlled inner part having passages; producing a tubular preform of an outer jacket from a thermoplastic melt; and attaching the temperature-controlled inner part to a blowing mandrel of a blow mold which is open. The blowing mandrel has outlet openings and the passages are positioned over the outlet openings. The method further includes bringing the temperature-controlled preform over the inner part and closing the blow mold such that the preform is blown against the walls of the blow mold whereby an outer jacket is obtained. Simultaneously, local connections between the inner part and the outer jacket are obtained by pressing the preform and the inner part against each other in some regions. Finally, the blow mold is opened and the damper is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: UMFOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Schuetz, Paul Lippke
  • Patent number: 8889056
    Abstract: A sports racquet having a plurality of string port holes and conventional string holes is formed of a single tube of prepreg material. When molded, mold elements press opposed portions of the prepreg tube into contact with one another, and shape the adjoining prepreg material into a string port hole blanks. The portion of the pressed-together material which initially blocks the string port hole is removed after molding so that the string port holes extend through the frame. Alternatively, the mold elements cause the prepreg tube to follow a serpentine shape, thereby defining string port holes which are open alternately along the top and bottom surface of the frame. A pair of cover rings may be secured to the top and bottom racquet surfaces to cover the open sides of the string port holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Prince Sports, LLC.
    Inventors: Roberto Gazzara, Mauro Pinaffo, Michele Pozzobon, Mauro Pezzato
  • Patent number: 8871135
    Abstract: A labeler for in-mold labeling of plastic bottles as well as to a labeling method for use of the labeler, including that a transfer star wheel and a transfer device of the labeler move the preforms and the labels in a transfer region towards one another in such a way that a respective label is only affixed to a circumferential subarea of a perform. In this manner, the label can be inserted in the blow mold in a particularly fast and reliable manner and excessive stretching of the label during blow molding can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hausladen, Christian Popp, Werner Britten
  • Publication number: 20140265052
    Abstract: A blow molding device capable of forming a blow molded article having a built-in part with a good yield rate, and a blow molding method. The blow molding device has a blow mold, a parison holding unit and a built-in part holding unit. The parison holding unit has parison expanders and a parison outer holding plate. The built-in part holding unit has an airtight guide tube and a holding rod. After a lower end of a parison is expanded with a plurality of parison expanders, and an upper end of the airtight guide tube is inserted in the lower end of the parison, the lower end of the parison is held between the upper end of the airtight guide tube and the parison outer holding plate, and the preblowing is carried out. After the built-in part is positioned in an interior space of the parison, and the parison and built-in part are held with the slide cores, the holding rod is removed from the blow mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahisa MAJIMA, Toshiaki Asahara, Koji Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20140239557
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a blow molding process provides that portions of the parison are engaged by one or more clamping devices disposed on or adjacent to the blow mold parts, and that the blow mold is opened whereby the parison is torn apart between the clamping devices, into two or more pieces of the parison. In other implementations, the clamping devices may be moved relative to the blow mold to tear the parison, or the parison may be torn by a combined movement of the blow mold parts and clamping devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Albert J. Boecker, Andreas W. Dobmaier, Alex Ehler, Patrick Gmuend, Peter Grauer, Gerrit A. Michaelis, Matthias B. Olbrich
  • Patent number: 8815145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fabricating a composite part with a shape memory polymer (SMP) apparatus usable as both a rigid tool and as a bladder. The SMP apparatus may be heated until malleable, shaped, and then cooled in a desired rigid tool configuration. The composite material may be applied onto the SMP apparatus and then placed into a rigid external mold and heated to composite cure temperatures at which the SMP apparatus is malleable. In some embodiments, an impermeable sheet of material may also be placed over portions of the composite material to compress it against the SMP apparatus. A pressure differential may be induced which urges the SMP apparatus to compress the composite material against the rigid external mold. When the composite material is cured, the pressure differential may be equalized and/or reversed and the malleable SMP apparatus may be removed from within the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Everhart, David E. Havens, Joel James Everhart, Randy Rex Kysar, Carl Ray Fiegenbaum, Jeffrey W. Priest, Kevin John Ford, Delbert Leon Strelow
  • Patent number: 8808591
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite article by injecting at least two composite materials comprising metal carbides into a mold to form a green compact is disclosed. The composite materials may be metal powders comprising a binder metal, a hard particle. The composite material may further comprise a plastic binder. The two different composite materials are injected into the mold to form the green compact. Additionally, the composite materials may be injected through a die before entering the mold. In a specific embodiment, the die forms at least one internal channel within the green compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash K. Mirchandani, David J. Wills, Michale E. Waller, Jeffrey L. Weigold, Billy D. Swearengin
  • Patent number: 8807171
    Abstract: A method and system for lining pipes which utilizes an in-line water heater to improve efficiency when lining long lengths of pipe. The method and system for lining pipes generally includes a pipe lining machine and a water heater. The outlet of the pipe lining machine will generally be connected to the inlet of the water heater by a first conduit. The outlet of the water heater will generally be connected to a second conduit and the linet of the pipe lining machine will generally be connected to a third conduit. A non-metallic liner is extended through the pipe to be lined and connected at either end to the respective ends of the pipe, the end of the second conduit and the end of the third conduit. By placing a water heater in-line with the pipe lining machine, the pipe lining capability of the pipe lining machine may be greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Tanner
  • Patent number: 8807172
    Abstract: A device and method for repairing the junction of a main pipe line and a lateral pipe. The device uses a series of independently controlled bladders to adjust the timing and pressure exerted by the bladders on the pipes. The device also uses a liner assembly of resin absorbent material is formed, with a tubular lateral liner connected to a concentric circular main liner. The liner also includes an opening to facilitate loading of the liner in the device. Upon loading the bladders and resin-embedded liner into a train, the device is positioned and the bladders independently inflated, either concurrently or in sequence, installing the liner assembly onto the pipe. Once the resin is cured, the bladder assembly and launcher are removed from the sewer pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Perma-Liner Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald D'Hulster, James Gould
  • Publication number: 20140225315
    Abstract: A blow molding device and a blow molding method are disclosed that can blow-mold a container with a handle without requiring a handle inserter that inserts a handle into a blow molding section. A blow molding method for blow-molding a container with a handle includes heating a preform (2) that is held by a heating transfer jig (370), transferring the preform from the heating transfer jig to a blow transfer jig (420), and transferring the blow transfer jig in a state in which a handle (500) is held by the blow transfer jig to be adjacent to the preform in a transfer direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Shuichi Ogihara
  • Publication number: 20140202975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrated liner-based system having an overpack and a liner provided within the overpack, the liner comprising a mouth and a liner wall forming an interior cavity of the liner and having a thickness such that the liner is substantially self-supporting in an expanded state, but is collapsible at a pressure of less than about 20 psi. The liner and overpack may be made by blow molding the liner and the overpack at the same time using nested preforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Tom, Greg Nelson, Wei Liu, Amy Koland, Don Ware, Daniel J. Durham, Tracy M. Momany, Chantel Roush
  • Publication number: 20140170353
    Abstract: Composite components and methods for forming composite components are provided. A method includes inserting a continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic tape into a molding device, and feeding a parison into the molding device. The parison includes a thermoplastic material. The method further includes blow molding the parison within the molding device such that the parison bonds with the tape, forming the composite component. A composite component includes a blow molded inner layer comprising a thermoplastic material. The composite component further includes an outer layer bonded to the inner layer during blow molding of the inner layer. The outer layer includes a continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Kreager, Richard Novaco, Robert E. Newell
  • Patent number: 8747718
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic hollow part (1) and to a method for the manufacture of a plastic hollow part, wherein plastic material is introduced into a molding tool by means of a blowing or injection molding process, forming a hollow connection contour (10) and the plastic is formed into a hollow part (1), wherein a support ring (4) is molded into the area of the connection contour (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Jessberger, Markus Hanselmann, Horst Danneberg, Guido Regener, Maik Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20140117591
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a fuel tank equipped with an internal accessory and having a plastic wall produced from a parison, the process including, in order, the following steps: a) the accessory and the molten parison are introduced into a mould so that the accessory is surrounded by the parison, the mould including cavities equipped with at least one moving part; b) a pressurized gas is introduced inside the parison to carry out a pre-blow moulding of the parison; c) the pre-blow-moulded parison is pressed locally against the accessory using the moving part in order to firmly attach the two without piercing the parison; d) the mould is closed and the final blow moulding of the parison is carried out by flattening it against the mould cavities using the pressurized gas; and e) the tank is removed from the mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Sylvain Roos, Manuel Bretnacher
  • Publication number: 20140117589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of pressure-resistant gas and/or liquid tight containers made from thermoplastic materials. To this end the method comprises the following steps: providing a removable external mandrel around a neckpiece, followed by providing at the inside of such mandrel a thermoplastic material for the manufacture of a thermoplastic internal wall. Hereupon the external mandrel is removed and the thermoplastic internal wall is filled with a cooling liquid. Hereupon additional thermoplastic material is provided to the external side of the thermoplastic wall and is consolidated either during the provision hereof, or thereafter or both. Hereupon the cooling liquid is removed and the container is ready for being used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: COVESS N.V.
    Inventors: Tony Vanswijgenhoven, Dieter Vanswijgenhoven
  • Patent number: 8695203
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank (FT) equipped with an internal accessory, by molding a parison using a mold comprising two cavities and a core, said process comprising the following steps: the parison is introduced into the mold cavities; the core is introduced inside the parison, the core having first been fitted with the accessory; the mold is closed so that the cavities come into leaktight contact with the core; the parison is pressed against the cavities by blowing through the core and/or applying a vacuum behind the cavities; the accessory is fastened to the parison by snap riveting using a device attached to the core; the mold is opened to withdraw the core; and the final molding of the parison is carried out by blow molding and/or thermoforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Frederic Jannot, Bjorn Criel, Barbara Mabed, Pierre-Francois Tardy, Ralph Pohlmann
  • Patent number: 8691139
    Abstract: A method of connecting a component to a molded article may include disposing a component adjacent to a wall of the article being molded, overlapping a portion of the component with a portion of the wall of the article being molded while the wall is still at least partially molten, and permitting the wall of the article being molded to cool with said portion of the component still overlapped by the wall. Preferably, a portion of the component is overlapped on two sides by the wall of the article being molded to firmly retain the component relative to the article after the article is formed. The article may be a receptacle, or any other object, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: TI Automotive Technology Center GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Grauer
  • Patent number: 8658079
    Abstract: Process and device for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank equipped with at least one communication component, by molding a parison using a mold comprising two impressions and a core, said process comprising the pressing of the parison against the impressions and formation of a pocket in this parison, the communication component being fastened in this pocket by welding of at least one portion of its side wall to at least one portion of the side wall of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Bjorn Criel, David Hill
  • Publication number: 20140048985
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank including: a) inserting a plastic parison including two distinct parts into an open two-cavity mold; b) inserting a core, bearing at least part of a reinforcing element configured to create a link between the two parison parts, inside the parison; c) pressing the parison firmly against the mold cavities, for example by blowing through the core and/or creating suction behind the cavities; d) fixing the part of the reinforcing element to at least one of the parison parts using the core; e) withdrawing the core; f) closing the mold, bringing its two cavities together to grip the two parison parts around their periphery to weld them together; g) injecting a pressurized fluid into the mold and/or creating a vacuum behind the mold cavities to press the parison firmly against the mold cavities; and h) opening the mold and extracting the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Bjorn CRIEL, Stephane LEONARD, Thierry FERRACIN, Frederic JANNOT
  • Patent number: 8652383
    Abstract: To provide an insert part weld molding method for reliably welding an insert part to a blow molded object while preventing an unwelded portion from being created at a circumferential edge of the insert part in a thickness direction thereof. An insert part weld molding method welds a blow molded object to an insert part 3 set in a mold 7, wherein a molding surface 7a of the mold 7 is set higher than a front surface 6d of a portion to be welded of the insert part 3, and an entire surface of a circumferential edge 6b of the insert part 3 in the thickness direction thereof and a parison 11 of the blow molded object are brought into a gapless welded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidesaburo Gotsu
  • Patent number: 8636943
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a fuel tank equipped with an internal accessory and having a plastic wall produced from a parison, said process comprising, in order, the following steps: a) the accessory and the molten parison are introduced into a mold so that the accessory is surrounded by the parison, said mold comprising cavities equipped with at least one moving part; b) a pressurized gas is introduced inside the parison to carry out a pre-blow molding of said parison; c) the pre-blow-molded parison is pressed locally against the accessory using the moving part in order to firmly attach the two without piercing the parison; d) the mold is closed and the final blow molding of the parison is carried out by flattening it against the mold cavities using the pressurized gas; and e) the tank is removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Sylvain Roos, Manuel Bretnacher
  • Patent number: 8631556
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank including: introducing a parison into mold cavities; introducing a core inside the parison, where the core is first fitted with a swirl pot having a housing for the pump; closing the mold so that the cavities come into leaktight contact with the core; pressing the parison against the cavities by blowing through the core and/or applying a vacuum behind the cavities; fastening the swirl pot to the parison using a device attached to the core; molding the parison by blow molding and/or thermoforming; unmolding the tank, and mounting a pump in the housing of the swirl pot. The mounting of the pump is achieved by way of an intermediate part, the external shape of which is standard and complementary to that of the housing, and the internal shape of which is adapted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Société Anonyme)
    Inventors: Ralph Pohlmann, Franck Dhaussy
  • Patent number: 8613882
    Abstract: A method of planting a handle and a bottle parison to a mold of blow-molding modules, including the steps of: first, holding a handle temporarily on a handle positioning device; then, holding a bottle parison temporarily on a bottle parison positioning device while a bottle blowing mold is in a mold-breaking state; moving the handle downward into the bottle blowing mold through the handle positioning device; positioning the handle at a desired position while the bottle blowing mold is switched to the mold-closing state; and moving the bottle parison downward into the bottle blowing mold through the bottle parison positioning device, and clamping the bottle opening of the bottle parison at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Bottle-Top Development Co.
    Inventors: Simon Chin, Arthur Hsieh, Wan-Chi Sun
  • Patent number: 8608011
    Abstract: A fuel tank capable of strongly fusion-bonding a built-in part to an inner surface of an outer wall thereof while protecting the outer wall even when an impact, etc. are applied thereto. In the fuel tank for a motor vehicle, which is formed by blow molding, in which the built-in part is mounted, and which has the outer wall composed of a synthetic resin, a plurality of mounting members adapted to mount the built-in part to the fuel tank are provided on the built-in part so as to be fusion-bonded to the inner surface of the outer wall of the fuel tank. An abutment portion is formed on each of the mounting members for contacting the inner surface of the outer wall of the fuel tank, and an abutment surface and a plurality of abutment pins, each projecting from the abutment surface, are formed in the abutment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: FTS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Asahara, Tomohide Aoki, Yasuyuki Washiyama
  • Patent number: 8584339
    Abstract: A method for fastening a component to a lower internal wall of a fuel tank includes providing the tank with a fastening point close to the opening of the tank and located on an upper internal wall of the tank, and with one or more reliefs. The method also includes inserting the component into the tank via the opening, and the component is positioned on the lower internal wall with the aid of the one or more reliefs, and creating a mechanical connection between the fastening point and the component with the aid of a support. A fastening ring or disc is welded to the upper internal wall of the tank and is provided with one or more reliefs that enable the rapid and detachable fastening of a part provided with one or more complementary reliefs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Société Anonyme)
    Inventors: Edouard Mbog, Franck Lecrivain
  • Publication number: 20130264736
    Abstract: Method for producing a fuel tank provided with internal accessories and having a wall made of plastic made in a single piece by moulding a split parison or a parison in at least two parts, said method comprising the following steps: a) the parison is introduced in the heat-softened state into a mould comprising dies; b) a core on which the accessories are placed is introduced inside the parison; c) the parison is pressed onto the dies of the mould; d) the accessories are fastened to the parison with the aid of the core in an ideal layout; e) the core is withdrawn and the mould is closed; f) the tank is moulded from the parison; and g) the tank is removed from the mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Bjorn CRIEL, Nadja WALLING, Fabrice LABORDE, Hervé Lemoine
  • Publication number: 20130257106
    Abstract: An air duct for an automotive vehicle is blow molded with an elongated, hollow structural member to be used as a portion of a body of the vehicle. The structural member has an inner wall defining an elongated cavity communicating with first and second access holes at respective longitudinal positions along the structural member. A parison comprised of a thermally insulating material is inserted into the internal cavity. A source of inflation gas is connected to a mouth portion or the parison. The parison is heated and inflated within the internal cavity to an expanded shape to form the air duct disposed against the inner wall and spanning the first and second access holes. The air duct at one of the access holes is configured as an air inlet. The air duct at the other one of the access holes is configured as an air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Sawyer, Mukesh Kumar, Martha E. Nefcy