Including Use Of Vacuum Patents (Class 264/571)
  • Patent number: 9573774
    Abstract: A device for moving plate-shaped objects from a removal point, in which the objects are oriented substantially perpendicularly, to a delivery point, in which the objects are oriented substantially horizontally, includes a removal gripper moveable to and fro between the removal and the delivery points by a drive and which is rotated during the movement. The removal gripper is arranged on a lever so as to rotate with respect to the lever, which is pivoted to and fro by a drive. The removal gripper is connected to a shaft mounted rotatably in the lever and on which a wheel is fastened. An elongate, flexible element is placed over the wheel and fixed immovably in the direction of the longitudinal extension thereof. During pivoting of the lever, the wheel rolls on the elongate element. The movement of the gripper is thus superimposed with a rotational movement of the removal gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ROSENDAHL NEXTROM GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Schnur, Franz Albert Jansky
  • Patent number: 9567426
    Abstract: Engineered crosslinked thermoplastic particles are useful for interlaminar toughening of pre-pregs and composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Alexandre A. Baidak, Patrick Terence McGrail
  • Patent number: 9492974
    Abstract: A method for producing a fiber composite component, in particular for aerospace, includes the following method steps: introducing an elastic core sleeve into a prestressing mechanism; expanding the core sleeve that is introduced, for elastic prestressing of the same, by activating the prestressing mechanism; introducing a core body through an opening of the expanded core sleeve; releasing the core sleeve by deactivating the prestressing mechanism, for the snug enclosing of the core body by the core sleeve and thus for the forming of the molding core (14); and at least partly laying at least one semifinished fiber product on the molding core that is formed, for the shaping of the fiber composite component to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Pierre Zahlen, Torben Jacob
  • Patent number: 9440383
    Abstract: A decorative sheet for insert molding prepared by laminating at least a surface protective layer on a support that includes an ABS resin, wherein the support has a flexural modulus of 1500 to 3000 MPa, and a thickness of 100 to 500 ?m; the surface protective layer is obtained by cross-linking and curing an ionizing radiation curable resin composition; and the ionizing radiation curable resin composition has a tensile modulus of more than 100 MPa to less than 1000 MPa and a static frictional coefficient of 1.0 or less on a surface. The decorative sheet for insert molding includes at least a picture layer, a low glossy picture ink layer provided partially and the surface protective layer in this order on the support. The surface protective layer has a thickness of 1 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Saitou, Jun Kaneki
  • Patent number: 9381577
    Abstract: A chuck table holds a workpiece having a warp. The chuck table includes a suction holding member having a suction holding surface for holding the workpiece under suction, and an annular seal member provided around the outer circumference of the suction holding member for supporting a peripheral portion of the workpiece. The annular seal member is formed from an elastic member. The upper surface of the annular seal member is set higher in level than the suction holding surface according to the warp of the workpiece. In holding the workpiece on the chuck table under suction, vacuum leaking from the gap between the workpiece and the suction holding surface due to the warp of the workpiece is applied to the space defined by the workpiece and the annular seal member, thereby elastically deforming the annular seal member to flatten the upper surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Iizuka, Masato Terajima
  • Publication number: 20150148724
    Abstract: An improved thermoplastic material for orthoses and prostheses. This material comprises at least one resin layer of polymeric resin, optionally reinforced with multiple layers or internal fibers, designed to be compatible with vacuum thermoforming, with thickness between 3/64 inches and ¾ inches. The material additionally comprises at least one and optionally two extremely thin cap layers with thickness between 2/1000 and 12/1000 inches, at least one of which is intended for improved compatibility with human skin, and the other of which can be configured for various cosmetic or UV protection purposes. Methods of producing this material, and various orthotic and prosthetic devices using this material, are also taught.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gary George Bedard
  • Publication number: 20150145182
    Abstract: A method of press moulding a moulding material to form a moulded part of fibre-reinforced resin matrix composite material, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a mould tool having a lower mould part and an upper mould part, the upper mould part having a first moulding surface for moulding a first moulded surface of the moulded part and the lower mould part having a second moulding surface for moulding a second moulded surface of the moulded part; ii. providing a multilaminar panel of moulding material comprising at least one layer of fibres and at least one layer of resin, the multilaminar panel having first and second opposite major surfaces, a surface resin layer of the multilaminar panel being at or adjacent to the first major surface and a dry fibre layer of the multilaminar panel forming the second major surface; iii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Jones, Stephen Patrick Main, Martin James Starkey, Peter Jennings, Gregory Aratoon
  • Patent number: 9034137
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a repair laminate for a composite part having an exposed surface includes applying a bonding material to the exposed surface and forming an uncured ply stack assembly on the bonding material. The uncured ply stack assembly is formed by forming and compacting a series of uncured ply stacks. The ply stack assembly and bonding material are then cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Denver R. Whitworth, Vance N. Cribb, Dumitru R. Jitariu
  • Publication number: 20150123323
    Abstract: A method of forming a wind turbine component, the method including forming a segment (10, 12) by impregnating a portion (18, 20) of a fiber reinforcement (50) with a thermoset resin (60) up to a boundary (56), curing the thermoset resin, and leaving unimpregnated fiber reinforcement (22) extending from the boundary. The component may then be assembled by impregnating and joining the unimpregnated fiber reinforcement of two such segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: John M. Obrecht, Luis A. Mailly
  • Publication number: 20150105482
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a foam having a Poisson's ratio which varies across at least a region of the foam in a gradient distribution involves the steps of: a) providing a housing defining an internal space having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture; b) providing an open-cell foam of a size and shape configured to fit inside the internal space of the housing; c) positioning the foam inside the internal space of the housing; d) establishing a flow of air through the foam via the inlet and outlet apertures; e) heating the foam to a predetermined temperature whilst maintaining the flow of air through the foam; and f) subsequently cooling the foam whilst continuing to maintain the flow of air through the foam. A foam of such a type is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Matteo BIANCHI, Fabrizio SCARPA
  • Patent number: 9005381
    Abstract: A method of molding a wind turbine blade in a mold is provided. The method includes applying a film to an inside surface of a mold, assembling component layers for the wind turbine blade on the film, performing curing to harden the component layers, and subsequently removing the cured wind turbine blade from the mold. Also provided is a film suitable for use in a wind turbine blade molding process and a mold suitable for molding a wind turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Karsten Schibsbye
  • Publication number: 20150097320
    Abstract: A fiber composite component is made by infiltrating and curing at least one textile component preform that is placed on a molding tool surface and covered with an air-tight covering and on which pressure is exerted, in at least one stage of production, by evacuating a vacuum chamber between the molding tool surface and the air-tight covering. The air-tight covering is formed from a resin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Ernst-Joachim Bauer
  • Publication number: 20150099834
    Abstract: Method embodiments for producing a fiber-reinforced epoxy composite comprise providing a mold defining a shape for a composite, applying a fiber reinforcement over the mold, covering the mold and fiber reinforcement thereon in a vacuum enclosure, performing a vacuum on the vacuum enclosure to produce a pressure gradient, insulating at least a portion of the vacuum enclosure with thermal insulation, infusing the fiber reinforcement with a reactive mixture of uncured epoxy resin and curing agent under vacuum conditions, wherein the reactive mixture of uncured epoxy resin and curing agent generates exothermic heat, and producing the fiber-reinforced epoxy composite having a glass transition temperature of at least about 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas J. Barnell, Michael D. Rauscher, Rick D. Stienecker, David M. Nickerson, Tat H. Tong
  • Patent number: 8994246
    Abstract: Provided is an actuator simultaneously having better deformation response characteristics and larger generative force. The actuator includes a pair of opposing electrodes and an intermediate layer disposed therebetween. The intermediate layer contains at least an electrolyte and includes at least a polymer fiber layer. The polymer fiber layer includes a plurality of polymer fibers crossing each other and intertwined three-dimensionally. The polymer fiber layer has fused portions at intersections of the polymer fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuo Hino, Amita Goyal, Sotomitsu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8992819
    Abstract: Method for producing a wind turbine rotor blade part with a prefabricated main spar cap, comprising the following steps: providing a mold having a blade-root end and with a blade-tip end, inserting at least one outer root reinforcement layer (28) made of a fibrous material into the mold, arranging the prefabricated main spar cap on the at least one outer root reinforcement layer, arranging, in the mold, at least one inner root reinforcement layer made of a fibrous material on the main spar cap, closing the mold, extracting the air from the mold through at least one extraction channel arranged at a lateral distance from the main spar cap, feeding a liquid plastics material through a first sprue channel which has a plurality of outlet openings below the main spar cap, feeding a liquid plastics material through a second sprue channel which has a plurality of outlet openings above the main spar cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Frankowski, Dirk Austinat
  • Patent number: 8986490
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a component having first and second layers, the first and/or second layers including one or more depressions provided on a surface of the respective layer. The method including: arranging the first and second layers so that they face one another and with the depressions on inner facing surfaces of the layers; diffusion bonding the first and second layers together about their edges; applying a first differential pressure across each of the first and second layers to evacuate an inner space defined by the layers, thereby forming one or more depressions on an outer facing surface of the first or second layer; and applying a second differential pressure across each of the first and second layers to expand the inner space defined by the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Oliver M. Strother
  • Publication number: 20150069672
    Abstract: Methods for nanoimprint lithography using a deformable mold. Generally, the method includes a deformable mold fixed firmly onto a hollow mold holder around its full periphery is attached to top inner surface of the chamber and positioned underneath the transparent section. The central area of the mold is freely accessible from underneath through the opening of the mold holder. At beginning of the imprinting, the substrate with a layer of resist is positioned underneath the mold at a predetermined gap between them and a substrate is moved up to contact with the mold either under vacuum or under atmosphere. After consolidating the resist, the substrate is separated from the mold by either direct pull-down enabled by stage movement or deforming the mold enabled by differential pressure between the mold mini-chamber and the bulk volume of the chamber, or mixing of both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Hua Tan, Lin Hu, Stephen Y. Chou
  • Patent number: 8974623
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for placing fiber-reinforced, pre-impregnated, planar semi-finished products on a placement tool for the manufacture of a non-crimp fabric, wherein a placement film is clamped on the placement tool for purposes of holding the non-crimp fabric, and by means of evacuation and/or the application of pressure is fixed in position on the placement tool and/or can be released from the latter. Also disclosed is a placement tool for the execution of such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lemckau, Sönke Harders, Sophie Kerchnawe
  • Patent number: 8974624
    Abstract: A label applicator that includes an applicator housing having a flow chamber and a suction side. The suction side has one or more openings that allow air to pass therethrough. The label applicator also includes first and second air flow generators that are fluidly coupled with the flow chamber. The first and second air flow generators are configured to generate first and second air flows, respectively, through the flow chamber. The label applicator also includes a valve mechanism that is positioned in the flow chamber to direct the first and second air flows through the flow chamber of the applicator housing. The valve mechanism includes a diverter valve and an electric actuator. The actuator is configured to move the diverter valve within the flow chamber to different positions during a label application operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Bixen
  • Publication number: 20150054207
    Abstract: Methods for making interior panels are provided. In one example, a method for making an interior panel comprises the steps of heating a fiber reinforced composite blank to form a heated fiber reinforced composite blank. The heated fiber reinforced composite blank is compression molded to shape and cool the heated fiber reinforced composite blank. The heated fiber reinforced composite blank is pierced with a plurality of pins during compression molding to form a shaped, perforated fiber reinforced composite substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: David J. Stepanski
  • Patent number: 8961732
    Abstract: A bow wave in a composite laminate generated during part consolidation is reduced by transmitting atmospheric pressure loads to a region of the part having low compaction pressure due to bridging of a vacuum bag at an edge of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kennedy, David A. Fucci
  • Publication number: 20150048561
    Abstract: A method is described for producing flame-retardant plastic workpieces, the flame retardant being applied to a material mold and being incorporated into the plastic in a targeted manner via injection molding or extrusion blow-molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Sonja Oesterle, Dirk Schmiederer, Ilonka Wachendorfer, Jens Ackermann
  • Publication number: 20150042218
    Abstract: There is disclosed a housing for electronic devices. The housing is assembled from several components (if 2). The components form a continuous closed section gasket channel (4, 9) there between. A suitable fluid is injected into said channel to form a gasket between the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BERGE SOLUTIONS AS
    Inventor: Thor Berge Mevatne
  • Publication number: 20150042004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for producing a hollow porous film, the device comprising a spinning nozzle that discharges/shapes a film-forming resin solution dissolved to at least a hydrophobic polymer to a favorable solvent, a processing vessel that houses a processing gas containing a nonsolvent of the hydrophobic polymer and includes a first opening through which the film-forming resin solution discharged/shaped from the spinning nozzle is introduced, and a second opening from which the film-forming resin solution having come into contact with the gas containing the nonsolvent of the hydrophobic polymer is led, a solidification tank which houses a solidification solution and into which the film-forming resin solution led from the second opening is introduced; and gas elimination means for eliminating the processing gas, which flows out of the first opening, from the vicinity of the spinning nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinori Sumi, Hiroyuki Fujiki, Yasuo Hiromoto
  • Publication number: 20150035208
    Abstract: A method for creating an improved sealing member for use with a vacuum suspension prosthetic device, with the sealing member located along the top edge of a stump socket and made of a pliable material to provide an improved seal between the stump and the socket in order to maintain vacuum levels within the socket and to minimize cutting or tearing of the stump liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Ralph E. BERNAQUER, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150038043
    Abstract: The present invention provides for concentrated aqueous silk fibroin solutions and an all-aqueous mode for preparation of concentrated aqueous fibroin solutions that avoids the use of organic solvents, direct additives, or harsh chemicals. The invention further provides for the use of these solutions in production of materials, e.g., fibers, films, foams, meshes, scaffolds and hydrogels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE
    Inventors: David L. KAPLAN, Ung-Jin KIM, Jaehyung PARK, Hyoung-Joon JIN
  • Publication number: 20150028508
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an obliquely stretched long film includes an oblique stretching step and a tension application step. In the oblique stretching step, a long film is stretched in an oblique direction with respect to a width direction into a stretched film (F). In the tension application step, while the stretched film (F) is being drawn along a longitudinal direction, a tension in a drawing direction is applied to the stretched film (F). Here, in the tension application step, the tension in the drawing direction of the stretched film (F) is changed in the width direction, and thus the stretched film (F) is drawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20150029586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for creating a viewing screen (3) having an injection overmolded insert (9). Said method includes the steps of: placing an insert (9), to be overmolded, into an injection mold (1); holding the insert (9) by at least one suction nozzle (21) built into the injection mold (1); injecting, into the mold (1), a thermoplastic material for forming a mechanical substrate layer for the viewing screen; and removing the thus-formed viewing screen (3) from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Didier Clerc, Sebastien Martins, Franck Ledien
  • Publication number: 20150028525
    Abstract: A system for liquid composite moulding includes a first rigid tool part onto which a semi-finished fiber material is positioned, a first vacuum foil arrangeable on the first rigid tool part to provide a first gastight chamber therebetween having a first port, a second vacuum foil and the first vacuum foil providing a second gastight chamber, and granulated material arranged in the second gastight chamber. The semi-finished fiber material is infusible with a matrix material via the first port. A second port is provided at the second gastight chamber for applying a negative pressure thereto. Therein, the granulated material is adapted for forming a second rigid tool part when negative pressure is applied to the second port. I.e. the first vacuum foil, the second vacuum foil and the granulated material function similarly to a vacuum mattress and may be stiffened and collapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hauke Seegel, Claus Fastert, Lionel Winkelmann, Paulin Fideu Siagam
  • Patent number: 8940222
    Abstract: A breather for vacuum bag processing of a part comprises a sleeve of resilient material placed around the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Marvin Dull
  • Publication number: 20150021942
    Abstract: A retrofitably-attachable pre-formed shell covers exposed steel areas of existing stamped chrome or painted truck bumpers, providing a unique re-useable decorative/protective plastic shell cover, the edges of which are tucked under the existing trim pieces of the bumper as a main attachment mechanism. The formed shells can be used to cover existing minor damage on the bumper. Light-passing images can be incorporated on the bumper shells, and backlit without changes to the bumper or deviation from the original surface profile of the bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Darin Evans
  • Publication number: 20150014898
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (1) for producing a moulded part from a composite material comprising a mixture of reinforcement fibres (2) and a resin (3), said device (1) comprising: a mould (4) wherein a recess (5) is provided, configured for the arrangement of the fibres (2); a counter-mould (6) which is provided with at least one channel (9) for introducing the resin (3) into the recess (5), and which is intended to rest against the mould (4) in order to close the recess (5); means for positioning and securing the counter-mould (6) on the mould (4); at least one means (7) for depressurising the recess (5) the mould (4) and the counter-mould (6) comprising respective support areas surrounding the recess (5), which comprise two seals delimiting a dosing chamber (22). The invention also concerns a method for producing a moulded part from a composite material implementing the device (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Serge Luquain
  • Publication number: 20150008717
    Abstract: The invention is a chair or seat in general, comprising at least one hull (P) obtained through injection moulding or injection-compression moulding of the plastic material (P1) in moulds (S) having the shape of said hull (P) to be obtained, and wherein said layer of covering material (M) has been positioned so that it adheres to part of said mould (5) before the injection of the plastic material (P1), so that said layer of covering material (M) is visible and adheres to the surface of said plastic hull (P) or part directly moulded on the covering layer (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: IVOPLAST Srl
    Inventor: Gianfranco CERON
  • Publication number: 20150008624
    Abstract: A vacuum bag assembly is used to process the composite part. The vacuum bag assembly includes a stretchable vacuum bag attached to a stretchable breather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Michael K. Louie, Kenneth M. Dull, Timothy David Aquino, Phillip Keller Lathrop
  • Patent number: 8926784
    Abstract: A resin laminate manufacturing method includes providing a pair of split mold blocks one of which has a cavity provided with a plurality of protrusions extending toward the other mold block, preparing two molten thermoplastic resin sheets each having an adjusted thickness, feeding the two molten thermoplastic resin sheets between the pair of split mold blocks with a predetermined gap left therebetween, forming a hermetic space between one of the sheets and the cavity of the one mold block opposed to an outer surface of the one sheet, sucking air in the hermetic space from the side of the one mold block, pressing the outer surface of the one sheet against the cavity of the one mold block to shape the one sheet, forming cup-shaped portions, and clamping the pair of mold blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko Sumi, Yoshitaka Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8916018
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an organic light emitting display panel is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes i) a first roll around which a film is wound to be continuously drawn, ii) a second roll arranged to face the first roll and around which the film is continuously wound, iii) a plurality of chambers disposed between the first and second rolls and through which the film passes, and in which laser induced thermal imaging (LITI) is performed on a substrate by forming a transfer layer on the film, and iv) a gate unit installed at least one of the chambers and disposed at at least one of a film inlet and a film output of the chambers that are installed, to maintain a substantially vacuum state in the chambers during passing of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-Chul Lee, Jae-Seok Park, Jae-Ha Lim, Jin-Han Park, Dong-Sul Kim
  • Patent number: 8916076
    Abstract: A pressure maintaining device for a resin injecting system, including a first chamber that can be connected to a pressurizing device and is able to be connected to a vacuum generating device; a second chamber that can be connected to a resin injection network of the injection system by a resin injection pipe and a resin outlet pipe, the first chamber and the second chamber being arranged so that the one is unable to leak into the other; a flexible body able to transmit pressurizing of the first chamber to the second chamber so as to apply pressure to the injection network of the injection system; a perforated rigid plate able to limit the deformation of the flexible body when the vacuum is created in the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Richard Mathon, Antoine Phelippeau
  • Publication number: 20140370214
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image formation method comprising, in sequence, an image layer formation step of forming an image layer by discharging at least one radiation curable inkjet colored ink composition onto a recording medium, and a clear layer formation step of forming a clear layer by discharging a radiation curable inkjet clear ink composition onto the image layer, the radiation curable inkjet colored ink composition comprising a monofunctional polymerizable compound in an amount of at least 50 mass % of polymerizable compounds, the radiation curable inkjet clear ink composition comprising a polyfunctional polymerizable compound in an amount of at least 50 mass % of the polymerizable compounds, and in the clear layer formation step the radiation curable inkjet clear ink composition being dispersed above the image layer to thus form a non-continuous clear layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenjiro ARAKI, Takehiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20140367022
    Abstract: A method and system for manufacturing complex, three-dimensional textile structures is disclosed. These textile structures may be large and heavy and difficult to maneuver without damaging them. The method enables various types of joints to be constructed between textile panels plus the application of patches and details onto the surface of these panels. The method minimizes handling and damage to the textile material. The method also reduces the manpower required during the manufacturing process, thus minimizing manufacturing time and cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140369849
    Abstract: A composite fibre component for a rotor blade of a wind power plant having a first surface, shaped in a predefined fashion, on a first side of the composite fibre component. The composite fibre component is developed such that the composite fibre component has a second surface, shaped in a predefined fashion, for connecting to a further component for the rotor blade on at least one partial area of a second side, facing away from the first side, of the composite fibre component. A manufacturing device for manufacturing a composite fibre component for a rotor blade of a wind power plant by using a vacuum infusion method, and to a method for manufacturing a composite fibre component for a rotor blade of a wind power plant by using a vacuum infusion method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Christian Flach
  • Publication number: 20140361467
    Abstract: A method for molding a fiber-reinforced plastic member involves disposing a reinforced-fiber base material 2 inside a molding space S, which is created between a mold 1 and a bag film 6, and then depressurizing the inside of the molding space S and curing a resin composition R contained in the reinforced-fiber base material 2, wherein a flat pressure plate 5 made of spring steel is disposed between the reinforced-fiber base material 2 and the bag film 6. The pressure plate 5 elastically deforms along the shape of the reinforced-fiber base material 2 while the inside of the molding space S is being depressurized, and returns to its original flat shape when depressurization is stopped and the bag film 6 is removed after curing of the resin composition R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Murai
  • Publication number: 20140361469
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composite sheet and a method of making a composite sheet. A core having end walls is provided. Continuous fibers or a continuous fiber mat is secured to the core such that the continuous fibers align with the end walls of the core. Various manufacturing methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Neitzke
  • Publication number: 20140361468
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite is provided herein, including laying at least one reinforcement layer onto the inner surface of a mould, positioning a degradable membrane onto the outermost reinforcement layer of the at least one reinforcement layer, applying suction between the inner surface of the mould and the degradable membrane to press the at least one reinforcement layer towards the inner surface of the mould, covering the degradable membrane with at least one vacuum film, generating a vacuum in the region between the vacuum film and the mould, injecting resin into this region by means of vacuum, and letting cure the resin, initiating a degradation of the degradable membrane by provoking a physical or chemical change of the membrane material after having generated a vacuum in the region between the vacuum film and the mould and before the resin has cured completely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Erik Grove-Nielsen, Jens Jorgen Ostergaard Kristensen, Peter Kybelund
  • 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: 20140343661
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for making a medical component such as a medical implant for example a graft or stent-graft, said medical component comprising ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers, a medical component obtainable by said process as well as uses of said process and medical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Roelof Marissen, Olga Crespo-Biel, Armand Wintjens
  • Publication number: 20140342145
    Abstract: Provide is a molded product showing low water absorption, high chemical resistance, high crystallinity index. A molded product formed from a polyamide resin composition containing 50 to 99 parts by mass of (A) an aliphatic polyamide resin and 50 to 1 parts by mass of (B) a polyamide resin including 70 mol % or more of a diamine structural unit derived from xylylenediamine and 50 mol % or more of a dicarboxylic acid structural unit derived from sebacic acid, provided that the total of (A) and (B) is 100 parts by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Hatsuki Oguro, Jun Mitadera
  • Patent number: 8882951
    Abstract: A method for producing an analysis tape for fluid samples, in particular body fluids, is proposed. The method comprises providing a laminate tape having a laminate carrier tape and at least one diagnostic functional layer, and cutting the laminate tape in such a way that a diagnostic auxiliary label arises; transferring the diagnostic auxiliary label to a vacuum roller; and transferring the diagnostic auxiliary label to a carrier tape. In general, at least one vacuum roller is used for the transfer of the diagnostic auxiliary label to the carrier tape. The cutting of the diagnostic functional layer is effected in such a way that a free end of the diagnostic functional layer is lifted off from the laminate carrier tape by guiding the laminate carrier tape around a cutting edge with a small radius, wherein the diagnostic functional layer is cut at a predetermined distance from the lifted off free end by means of a cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Dagenbach, Daniel Aigl, Wolfgang Ditscher, Peter Stubenbord, Ronald Hofstadt, Andreas Krontal, Stefan Link, Klaus Lurg, Stefan Pflaesterer, Andreas Trapp, Eric Voelschow, Peter Vetter, Ulf Sprung
  • Patent number: 8883067
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of a resin tray is provided where a block mold is selected to be installed in a base mold according to the specification of the tray to be molded; a molding surface is composed of the upper surface of the block mold fixed to the base mold; thermoplastic resin material in the molten state is arranged opposite to the cavity; a step where thermoplastic resin material is molded by pushing it against the cavity; and as a result, recess part stored at a prescribed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Motohashi, Takaya Niimi
  • Publication number: 20140327190
    Abstract: An assembly for vacuum bag molding includes a mold for receiving a workpiece. An edge breather comprising a plurality of braided polymer threads is disposed about a periphery of the workpiece. A vacuum bag film is disposed over the workpiece and the edge breather. A seal seals the vacuum bag film to the mold and a passageway in fluidic communication with the edge breather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Paul J. Ballow
  • Publication number: 20140329973
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition [composition (C)] comprising: (i) from 30 to 90% by weight of at least one epoxy compound [compound E], based on the total weight of the composition (C); (ii) from 0 to 60% by weight of at least one curing agent [agent C], based on the total weight of the composition (C); (iii) from 0 to 15% by weight of at least one accelerator, based on the total weight of the composition (C); (iv) from 1 to 60% by weight of at least one poly(aryl ether sulfone) (I) [PAES (I-1)], based on the total weight of the composition (C) and wherein said PAES (I-1) polymer comprises amine functional groups in an amount equal to or more than 200 ?eq/g; (v) from 1 to 60% by weight of at least one poly(aryl ether sulfone) (I) [PAES (I-2)], based on the total weight of the composition (C), and wherein said PAES (I-2) polymer is different from the PAES (I-1) polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Shari W. Axelrad, Charles Moses, Ahmed Khan, Narmandakh Taylor, Charles R. Hoppin