By Reciprocating Or Vibrating Mold Patents (Class 264/71)
  • Patent number: 11193093
    Abstract: Solid, concentrated, multi-use, stabilized peroxygen bleach compositions are disclosed. The solid compositions employ a C6-C18 fatty acid binding system for improving shelf stability of an activated bleach composition containing a peroxygen source and a bleach activating agent. Methods of formulating and methods of use are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Krista Otting, David Dotzauer, Meghan Babcock
  • Patent number: 11117287
    Abstract: A method of impregnating a fiber texture of hollow shape, the method including introducing a first suspension containing a first powder of solid particles of ceramic or carbon material into an inside volume defined by an inside face of a fiber texture of hollow shape placed in a mold, an outer face of the fiber texture being presented facing a wall of the mold; and using the action of centrifugal force to impregnate the fiber texture with the first suspension by causing the mold to rotate and varying the speed of rotation of the mold during the impregnation of the texture with the first suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, SAFRAN
    Inventors: Thierry Godon, Michaël Podgorski
  • Patent number: 10875091
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing metal powder is provided. The method includes preparing first metal powder, agglomerating the first metal powder to manufacture second metal powder in which the first metal powder is agglomerated, coating the second metal powder with an organic binder, and agglomerating and coarsening the second metal powder coated with the organic binder to manufacture third metal powder having higher flowability than the second metal powder coated with the organic binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION, HANYANG UNIVERSITY ERICA CAMPUS
    Inventors: Jaisung Lee, Wookyung You
  • Patent number: 10870818
    Abstract: Solid, concentrated, multi-use, stabilized peroxygen bleach compositions are disclosed. The solid compositions employ a C6-C18 fatty acid binding system for improving shelf stability of an activated bleach composition containing a peroxygen source and a bleach activating agent. Methods of formulating and methods of use are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Krista Otting, David Dotzauer, Meghan Babcock
  • Patent number: 10668651
    Abstract: A method for molding a component. The method includes: providing a mold tool having a sprue and a cavity; heating the mold tool to a predetermined mold temperature; placing the heated mold tool into a pressure vessel; pouring a material through the sprue into the cavity of the heated mold tool; prior to complete polymerization of the material in the cavity of the heated mold tool, elevating an internal pressure of the pressure vessel to a predetermined pressure to apply a force to the material in the heated mold tool; completely polymerizing the material in the cavity in heated mold tool to form the molded component; and removing the molded component from the mold tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Flavin, Bradley P. Van Dike, Mark W. Wynn, Daniel J. Welker
  • Patent number: 9914245
    Abstract: A process for controlling the embedding depth of reinforcing mesh to a cementitious board is disclosed. The process comprises applying a pressure from a plate to a reinforcing mesh on a core mix moving downstream on a conveyor, wherein the plate vibrates at a rate that assists in embedding the reinforcing mesh at a depth within the core mix such that the reinforcing mesh is barely visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: National Gypsum Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Marie-Andrée Mathieu
  • Patent number: 9847156
    Abstract: A reactor 1 of the present invention includes a coil 2 and a magnetic core 3 disposed inside and outside the coil 2 to form a closed magnetic path. At least part of the magnetic core 3 is made of a composite material containing a magnetic substance powder made of an identical material and a resin containing the powder being dispersed therein. In the particle size distribution of the magnetic substance powder, a plurality of peaks are present. That is, the magnetic substance powder contains both a fine powder and a coarse powder at high frequencies. Since the composite material contains the fine powder, it can reduce the eddy current loss, and hence achieves to be a low-loss material. Thanks to the mixed powder including the fine powder and the coarse powder, the packing density of the magnetic substance powder is increased. Thus, the composite material exhibits a high saturation magnetic flux density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Inaba
  • Patent number: 9387602
    Abstract: Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. A mirror image of the desired pattern can be created on a stripper shoe by selecting a desired three-dimensional surface from a naturally occurring or man made object and digitally scanning the selected three-dimensional pattern to create scanned data. The scanned data can then be used to machine a face of the stripper shoe that is the mirror image of the selected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Scherer
  • Patent number: 9243216
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions control hard water in an alkaline environment. According to the invention, a unique combination of polymers has been developed which helps to completely control and eliminate hard water. The composition includes a maleic polymer, a hydroxypolycarboxylic acid, and a starch based polymer in a unique synergistic combination that can be used alone, or in combination with standard alkaline detergents in any cleaning regime (laundry, warewash, etc.) where hard water conditions exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 9091095
    Abstract: A method for the production of a tower of a wind power plant is disclosed wherein at least one tubular tower section is produced from annular precast concrete parts having two horizontal contact surfaces, which are arranged on top of one another. After casting, the annular precast concrete parts are set up in a processing station in the precast plant and the two horizontal contact surfaces of the precast concrete parts are processed in an orientation setting in a plane-parallel, material-removing manner. A tower of a wind power plant comprises at least one tubular tower section of annular precast concrete parts having two horizontal contact surfaces, which are arranged on top of one another. Both horizontal contact surfaces of the precast concrete parts are reworked in a plane-parallel, material-removing manner with a small parallelism deviation and a small flatness deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: MAX BOGL BAUUNTERNEHMUNG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Bögl, Josef Knitl, Martin Hierl
  • Publication number: 20150147426
    Abstract: The present invention provides a replication device for delivering a replicating material to a surface. The device includes an extrusion piston slidably received therein and movable to a dispensing position for expelling the replicating material though an outlet. The device further includes an actuator, wherein the actuator produces stress waves so as to temporarily reduce the viscosity of the material during delivery of said material. Also provided is a method and kit for using the device for obtaining a replica of a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: James M. King, Walter Benz
  • Publication number: 20150108675
    Abstract: A multi-zone cementitious product, which includes a base zone made of a first cementitious material composition and forming a portion of the product. At least one facing zone is adjacent to and bonded to the base zone, the facing zone made of a second cementitious material composition and forming at least one exterior face of said product which is visible when the product is installed. A disrupted boundary layer is between the facing zone and the base zone, and includes material from both the facing zone and the base zone. The disrupted boundary layer bonds the facing zone to the base zone. The facing zone has a thickness sufficient to prevent the base zone from being visible when the product is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Franke
  • Publication number: 20150084224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a solid cleaning composition. The method can include pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid of a self-solidifying cleaning composition. For a self-solidifying cleaning composition, pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid determines the shape and density of the solid but is not required for forming a solid. The method can employ a concrete block machine for pressing and/or vibrating. The present invention also relates to a solid cleaning composition made by the method and to solid cleaning compositions including particles bound together by a binding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Roger L. Stolte, Michael P. Dziuk, Melissa C. Meinke, Matthew C. Porter
  • Publication number: 20150076727
    Abstract: Apparatus and process are described for forming projections on a substrate for use as hook-type fasteners in touch fastening systems, wherein vibration energy may be used to soften a substrate which may be positioned between a mold and a source of vibration. The mold may include a plurality of cavities into which the softened substrate may be forced to form the projections. The substrate may comprise a film, sheet, web, composite, laminate, etc. and be useful as an attachment strip for temporary or permanent fastening. The source of vibration may be an ultrasonic horn. The process to form such projections may be operated in a continuous, semi-continuous or intermittent manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gerald Rocha, Gerald Rocha
  • Patent number: 8894898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a solid cleaning composition. The method can include pressing and/or vibrating flowable waxy particles of a waxy cleaning composition. For a waxy cleaning composition, pressing and/or vibrating flowable waxy particles determines the shape and density of the solid but is not required for forming a solid. The method can employ a concrete block machine for pressing and/or vibrating. The present invention also relates to a solid cleaning composition made by the method and to solid cleaning compositions including particles bound together by a binding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Stolte, Michael P. Dziuk, Melissa C. Meinke, Matthew C. Porter
  • Patent number: 8894897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a solid cleaning composition. The method can include pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid of a self-solidifying cleaning composition. For a self-solidifying cleaning composition, pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid determines the shape and density of the solid but is not required for forming a solid. The method can employ a concrete block machine for pressing and/or vibrating. The present invention also relates to a solid cleaning composition made by the method and to solid cleaning compositions including particles bound together by a binding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Stolte, Michael P. Dziuk, Melissa C. Meinke, Matthew C. Porter
  • Patent number: 8889048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a solid cleaning composition. The method can include pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid of a self-solidifying cleaning composition. For a self-solidifying cleaning composition, pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid determines the shape and density of the solid but is not required for forming a solid. The method can employ a concrete block machine for pressing and/or vibrating. The present invention also relates to a solid cleaning composition made by the method and to solid cleaning compositions including particles bound together by a binding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Stolte, Michael P. Dziuk, Melissa C. Meinke, Matthew C. Porter, Michael E. Besse
  • Publication number: 20140335325
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to resins/filler/matting composites that are formed via a resin infusion process. Certain embodiments are directed to methods and systems that may be used to produce a moulded composite article. For example, a unitary polymer composite article comprising: 50% to 90% by weight of particles; 10% to 50% by weight of resin; and at least one layer of matting integrally incorporated in the unitary polymer composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Humphries, Geoff Germon
  • Publication number: 20140312522
    Abstract: A machine and method to produce structural elements for the building trade made of cement material with one or more inserts made of polymer material. The machine comprises at least a molding member, a loading unit for loading the inserts and a depositing member to deposit the cement material. The molding member is open at the upper part and the loading unit and the depositing member are selectively positionable above the molding member in order to load and deposit from above, respectively, the inserts and the cement material into the molding member, in order to achieve the structural elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Luciano Badin
  • Patent number: 8865039
    Abstract: Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. A mirror image of the desired pattern can be created on a stripper shoe by selecting a desired three-dimensional surface from a naturally occurring or man made object and digitally scanning the selected three-dimensional pattern to create scanned data. The scanned data can then be used to machine a face of the stripper shoe that is the mirror image of the selected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Scherer
  • Publication number: 20140300020
    Abstract: A method of making a masonry block employing a mold assembly having a plurality liner plates each having a major surface that together form a mold cavity having an open top and an open bottom, wherein at least one liner plate is moveable between a retracted position and a desired extended position. The method includes providing a negative of a desired texture on the major surface of the moveable liner plate, moving the moveable liner plate to a retracted position, closing the bottom of the mold cavity by positioning a pallet below the mold assembly, filling the mold cavity with dry cast concrete via the open top, and vibrating the mold assembly and dry cast concrete therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Ness Inventions
    Inventors: John T. Ness, Jeffrey A. Ness
  • Publication number: 20140264996
    Abstract: Apparatus and process are described for forming projections on a substrate for use as hook-type fasteners in touch fastening systems, wherein vibration energy may be used to soften a substrate which may be positioned between a mold and a source of vibration. The mold may include a plurality of cavities into which the softened substrate may be forced to form the projections. The substrate may comprise a film, sheet, web, composite, laminate, etc. and be useful as an attachment strip for temporary or permanent fastening. The source of vibration may be an ultrasonic horn. The process to form such projections may be operated in a continuous, semi-continuous or intermittent manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: GERALD ROCHA
  • Publication number: 20140203468
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to resins/filler composites that are formed via a resin infusion process. Certain embodiments are directed to methods and systems that may be used to produce a moulded composite article. An exemplary method comprising: a) filling to a predetermined level a mould tool with particles; b) infusing a resin composition into the mould tool filled with the particles in order to form a composite; c) vibrating the mould tool for a portion of time at one or more of the following stages: during the filling with the particles, after the filling with particles, during the infusing of the resin composition and after the infusions of the resin composition; wherein the composite comprises between 10% to 50% by weight of the resin composition and between 50% to 90% by weight of the particles; and d) curing the composite to form a moulded composite article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: WEIR MINERALS AUSTRALIA LTD
    Inventors: Edward Humphries, Geoff Germon
  • Patent number: 8770139
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for depositing slurry upon a moving forming web. The apparatus includes a pivotally mounted headbox for depositing slurry from the inner bottom surface of the headbox down an inclined spillway as a continuous curtain onto a moving web. The headbox is mounted transverse to the direction of travel of the moving web. The headbox also has vertical edge boards, including a headbox back edge board and two opposed headbox side edgeboards, on three respective sides of the headbox to prevent slurry from spilling over the sides and back of the headbox. The headbox is supplied with slurry from a slurry mixer by a feed line mounted on a reciprocating trolley which moves, transverse to the direction of travel of the moving web, back and forth along the length of the headbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: William A. Frank, Alfredas Blyskis
  • Patent number: 8765048
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a mold assembly (32, 34) and a method of using the mold for the manufacture of composite parts which, more particularly, are generated from a strengthener in a generally solid phase and a matrix in a generally liquid phase. Various types of molds and processes may be used in order to impregnate a strengthener with a matrix such that a composite part may be manufactured, but the efficiency rate and the duration of the manufacturing process significantly varies depending on the chosen type of mold and process. The present invention relates to a mold assembly and to the manufacture of composites by using the mold assembly which includes the injection of the matrix in the mold assembly containing the strengthener and a deformable member (36) which favors the impregnation of the matrix toward the strengthener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Ruiz, Francios Trochu
  • Patent number: 8747712
    Abstract: During the manufacture of slabs of stone or stone-like material using the technology which envisages preparation of a mix formed by a granular product and by a binder consisting of a hardening synthetic resin, vacuum vibrocompression of a layer of said mix and hardening of the resultant rough slab by means of a catalytic action and by heating, the slab is cooled to room temperature by directing onto both its surfaces a flow of cooling fluid, in particular air at room temperature, while controlling the flowrate of the air, so as to ensure gradual and controlled cooling, and supporting the slab in a static and perfectly flat condition. The device consists of a flat structure provided with a plurality of spacers (20) which keep the slab in a perfectly flat condition and allow the flow of cooling fluid to perform its action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Luca Toncelli
  • Patent number: 8716369
    Abstract: A reinforced composite material based on aluminous cement and tabular alumina or corundum, reinforced with glass-fibres, method of preparing the same, its use for preparing manufactured products, as well as manufactured products formed in this way and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Fratelli Bigaran di Bigiran Dario e Mario & C.S.A.S
    Inventor: Gian Luigi Cattaneo
  • Publication number: 20140115975
    Abstract: Resin-based structures for use in corrosive environments. The resin-based structures may include a mixture of resin and aggregate. The resin-based structures may be formed in a mold by placing aggregate and resin into the mold. The resin-based structures may have thin wall design with high compression and tension strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent A. Bussio
  • Patent number: 8628646
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an anode block (13, 13a-13e) made of carbon for a pre-baked anode (4) for use in a metal electrolysis cell (1) comprising a higher face (24), a lower face (23), designed to be laid out opposite a higher face of a cathode (9), and four side faces (21,22,34), and including at least one first groove (31a-31e) leading onto at least one of the side faces, in which the first groove has a maximum length Lmax in a plane parallel to the lower face, and characterized in that the first groove does not lead onto said lower or higher faces, or leads onto said lower or higher faces over a length L0 less than half the maximum length Lmax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rio Tinto Alcan International Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Berlin, Jean Camire, Daran Emmett, Yvan Foster, Guillaume Servant, Christian Jonville, Malcolm Manwaring
  • Patent number: 8621817
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method of building concrete walls, columns and other vertical or sloped structures using a vertically oriented vibrating screed and utilization of the thixotropic properties of wet concrete. The vertical screed is a simple, inexpensive and highly flexible apparatus that may be used for a wide variety of applications that involve the applying of cementicious material in the construction of a vertical structure. By using highly thixotropic concrete, the vertical screed is able to place concrete and other cementicious materials in a vertical plane much like concrete is placed with vibrating screeds in the horizontal plane. The vertical screed's applications range from applying a thin cementicious coating to placing concrete in a vertical plane to construct a wall or column. The various configurations of the vertical screed range from a small hand held device to a much larger mechanically controlled apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Robert Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 8617438
    Abstract: A cementitious mixture for high-volume production of masonry products comprises a hydraulic binder accounting for 20 wt % or more of the cementitious mixture, the hydraulic binder comprising 75 to 100 wt % Class C fly ash with a CaO equivalent content of at least 15% by weight. The cementitious mixture also comprises one or more aggregates, and a set control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Calstar Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Scott Douglas, Dustin Marion Hulbert, Amitabha Kumar, Thomas McClure Pounds, Julie Robyn Rapoport, Michael Alexander Telischak, Susanne Rebecca Williams
  • Publication number: 20130340604
    Abstract: An armor system includes an armor plate, and an appliqué affixed to an exterior of the armor plate, wherein the appliqué has a density increasing in a direction towards the armor plate and configured to minimize reflection of a blast wave from the armor plate. Also disclosed are method of making such an armor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: David L. Knies, Kenneth S. Grabowski, Alex E. Moser
  • Patent number: 8597554
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing conglomerate articles in sheet form, a mix comprising the following is prepared: an expanded inert granular material; a filler consisting of hollow inorganic microspheres and a plasticizer (clay, quartz or other powder mineral, cellulose); an aqueous silicon-containing binder. A layer of mix, where necessary coated with a fiberglass meshwork in order to increase the mechanical strength thereof, is deposited on a temporary support and subjected to vacuum vibrocompression. The resultant rough-formed sheet is heated at a controlled temperature so as to cause evaporation of the water present in the mix. A light, sound-absorbing, heat-insulating sheet, rated in Class 0 in terms of fire reaction, suitable to be plastered or painted superficially and used for forming panels and partitions for internal and external use, is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Luca Toncelli
  • Publication number: 20130284072
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an artificial stone, and the method includes forming an artificial-stone paste which comprises 20-20 parts by weight of silica stone, metakaolim or silica fume, 200-300 parts by weight of quartz chips, 30-36 parts by weight if water, 1.5-3 part by weight of water-reducing agent and 0.2-3 parts by weight of pigment with response to 100 parts by weight of white cement; injecting the artificial-stone paste in a mold; primarily vacuum-molding the artificial-stone paste injected in the mold; secondarily vibration-molding the primarily molded artificial-stone paste; primarily curing the secondarily molded artificial-stone paste; secondarily curing the primarily cured artificial-stone paste, which induces a hydrothermal reaction and thus causes a pozzolanic reaction; releasing the secondarily cured artificial-stone paste from the mold; and surface-machining the released artificial-stone paste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD
    Inventor: Chang Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 8557152
    Abstract: A method of making a flooring element. The flooring element is a tile formed of a polymer with embedded filler material. The filler material includes abrasive particles adjacent the top surface and a resilient or rubber-like material. The bottom surface of the tile includes a plurality of particles embedded in and extending from the bottom, which enables the tile to be securely adhered to a substrate. One embodiment of a method of making the tile includes adding a first layer containing a filler material to a mold, vibrating the mold to cause the heavier filler material to sink, applying a plurality of particles to the top of the polymer mixture in the mold, and polymerizing the mixture in the mold. In another embodiment, a second layer including resilient particles is added to the mold above the first layer before the mold is vibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: MRB Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Malcolm Roger Curzon Donald
  • Publication number: 20130247497
    Abstract: A self-reinforced masonry block comprises a main body having opposed substantially parallel stacking surfaces and at least one tubular cell defined therethrough from one stacking surface to the other. At least one confining reinforcement is embedded in the main body to surrounding a corresponding cell. Each confining reinforcement extends substantially entirely along the longitudinal length of its corresponding cell and terminates inwardly of the stacking surfaces. The self-reinforced masonry blocks may be used in construction of a grout-filled, vertically reinforced masonry block wall, with the self-reinforced masonry blocks being used for those portions of the wall where the grouted cells are prone to crushing due to high levels of compressive stress, and conventional unreinforced masonry blocks being used for other portions of the wall. A method for making the self-reinforced masonry blocks is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: McMaster University
    Inventors: Hamid Toopchinezhad, Robert Drysdale, Michael Tait
  • Patent number: 8507803
    Abstract: The invention offers a board-connecting structure that can provide electrodes with a fine pitch and that can combine the insulating property and the connection reliability. The structure of connecting printed wiring boards 10 and 20 electrically connects a plurality of first electrodes 12 and 13 provided to be adjacent to each other on a first board 11 with a plurality of second electrodes 22 and 23 provided to be adjacent to each other on a second board 21 through an adhesive 30 that contains conductive particles 31 and that has anisotropic conductivity. By heating and pressing the adhesive placed between the mutually facing first electrode 12 and second electrode 22 and between the mutually facing first electrode 13 and second electrode 23, an adhesive layer 30a is formed between the first board 11 and the second board 21 and in the adhesive layer 30a, a cavity portion 33 is formed between the first electrodes 12 and 13 and between the second electrodes 22 and 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamichi Yamamoto, Kyouichirou Nakatsugi, Ayao Kariya, Katsuhiro Satou, Yasuhiro Okuda
  • Publication number: 20130168891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a paste composition for artificial marble and a method of manufacturing the artificial marble using the same, which can solve the problems of efflorescence and durability in the existing cementitious marble and the problems of thermal resistance and acid tolerance in the existing organic binder-based marble, and can provide an insulating function to the artificial marble by using an inorganic binder such as an amorphous activated aluminosilicate compound and also using a lightweight particulate porous inorganic material. The method of manufacturing the artificial marble includes preparing paste for artificial marble by mixing 10˜20 parts by weight of white cement, 3˜10 parts by weight of amorphous activated aluminosilicate, 40˜70 parts by weight of broken-stone chip, 5˜10 parts by weight of water, 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hwan Park, Jeong Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 8444892
    Abstract: In order to manufacture articles in the form of sheets or blocks of conglomerate stone or stone-like material, single mixes are prepared in mixers (18a,b,c,) arranged in a line and at intervals along a conveyor belt (12), each mixer depositing on said conveyor belt a layer of single mix which is arranged on top of the mix deposited by the mixer immediately upstream, forming a multiple mix which is then fed in an axially offset position to a rotating support (24) provided with homogenizing means and then passes to the vacuum vibrocompression section, after a deaeration step. A crushing device (32) is inserted between each mixer and the underlying belt so as to control the size of the agglomerations in each mix. Means (34) are envisaged for cleaning the upper surface (12a) of the conveyor belt (12) and the crushing devices (32) between the cycles for preparation of the multiple mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Luca Toncelli
  • Patent number: 8414279
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus molds resin dispensed on a shot region of a substrate with a mold and forms a pattern of resin on the shot region. The apparatus includes a mold stage configured to hold the mold, a substrate stage configured to hold the substrate, a drive mechanism configured to change a relative positional relationship between the mold stage and the substrate stage in an X-Y plane that defines a coordinate of the shot region and a Z-axis direction perpendicular to the X-Y plane, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the drive mechanism so that the mold and the shot region perform relative vibration, in the X-Y plane, with respect to a relative position where the mold and the shot region align, and a distance between the mold and the shot region decreases in the Z-axis direction in parallel with the vibration, and the resin is molded by the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eigo Kawakami, Kazuyuki Kasumi, Hideki Ina
  • Patent number: 8404167
    Abstract: Protective edging for a cathode of an electroplating system. At least some of the illustrative embodiments a cathodes of an electroplating system, the cathodes including a sheet of metallic material that defines a front, a back and an edge, a plurality of apertures through the metallic material proximate to a portion of the edge and a plastic material that envelops the portion of the edge and the plurality of apertures. The plastic material extends through the apertures and is adhered to the metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Steen Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Steen
  • Publication number: 20130032964
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiment provides a method of manufacturing a molded article including a component insert-molded in a molding material mixed with solid powder. The method includes an injecting step of injecting the molding material and the solid powder into a molding die, an agitating step of agitating the molding material and the solid powder within the molding die to disperse the solid powder in the molding material, and an embedding step of pressing and embedding the component into the agitated mixture of the molding material and the solid powder while vibrating at least one of the component and the molding die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bahman Hossini SOLTANI, Hiroaki MIZUNO, Motohiro ISHIBASHI, Osamu NISHIKAWA, Sadamu SHIOTSUKI, Kiyoshi KATOH
  • Publication number: 20130015601
    Abstract: A mold and method for making a hollow core concrete block. The mold has two opposing side walls; a bottom wall; a front wall; a top side with an opening through which the block can be removed from the mold; a cover, and a rear side through which liquid, such as concrete, can be poured into the mold. Extending from the two side walls are a pair of trunnions about which the mold is rotatable, such that when the mold is suspended by the trunnions and the mold is empty, gravity rotates the mold from a block-removal orientation in which the top side faces upwards to a mold-filling orientation in which the rear side faces upwards. The trunnions are also positioned such that when the mold is filled with the liquid, gravity rotates the mold from the mold-filling orientation to the block-removal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: MAGNUM FORMS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Garrett, Arthur Garrett
  • Publication number: 20120322919
    Abstract: A reinforced composite material based on aluminous cement and tabular alumina or corundum, reinforced with glass-fibres, method of preparing the same, its use for preparing manufactured products, as well as manufactured products formed in this way and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: FRATELLI BIGARAN DI BIGARAN DARIO E MARIO & C.S.A.S.
    Inventor: Gian Luigi Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 8333916
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming desired patterns on ceramic tile from a slurry comprising: a means for preparing a slurry; at least one slurry holding tank for holding at least one type of slurry; at least one pattern forming tray; at least one means for connecting said at least one tank to at least one pattern forming tray and a filter pressing unit; wherein the pattern forming unit dispenses a predetermined type, amount, colors of slurry at a predetermined order into the pattern forming tray to form a desired pattern, said slurry with desired pattern is pressed with the filter pressing unit to form ceramic tiles or slabs with a desired pattern running though its entire thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SCG Building Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Terdwong Jamrussamee, Arag Himtong, Wittaya Chuajiw, Watthanakun Phabutta
  • Patent number: 8323782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming a stratified cementitious body comprising placing a cementitious slurry comprising a cementitious binder, to form the body in a single pour and curing the slurry to form a stratified cementitious body. The method may also comprise the steps of mixing a cementitious binder and at least one aggregate material with water to form a slurry, pouring the slurry into a mold, allowing the slurry to stratify into layers under the influence of gravitational forces and/or buoyancy forces, optionally applying vibrations to the slurry to encourage the slurry to stratify into layers, and curing the slurry to form a stratified cementitious body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Arthur Bellamy, Leonard George McSaveney, James Ronald Mackechnie
  • Publication number: 20120217670
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a mold assembly (32, 34) and a method of using the mold for the manufacture of composite parts which, more particularly, are generated from a strengthener in a generally solid phase and a matrix in a generally liquid phase. Various types of molds and processes may be used in order to impregnate a strengthener with a matrix such that a composite part may be manufactured, but the efficiency rate and the duration of the manufacturing process significantly varies depending on the chosen type of mold and process. The present invention relates to a mold assembly and to the manufacture of composites by using the mold assembly which includes the injection of the matrix in the mold assembly containing the strengthener and a deformable member (36) which favors the impregnation of the matrix toward the strengthener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: POLYVALOR, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Eduardo Ruiz, François Trochu
  • Patent number: 8246877
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for casting a concrete product with a substantially horizontal slipform casting process, wherein the concrete mix is fed at least in one step through a limited cross-section moving progressively along with the cast, whereby the height of the product forming part (1) is changed during the cast. The invention also comprises a product forming part (1) having an adjustable height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Elematic Oy AB
    Inventor: Lassi Järvinen
  • Publication number: 20120125784
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an anode block (13, 13a-13e) made of carbon for a pre-baked anode (4) for use in a metal electrolysis cell (1) comprising a higher face (24), a lower face (23), designed to be laid out opposite a higher face of a cathode (9), and four side faces (21,22,34), and including at least one first groove (31a-31e) leading onto at least one of the side faces, in which the first groove has a maximum length Lmax in a plane parallel to the lower face, and characterized in that the first groove does not lead onto said lower or higher faces, or leads onto said lower or higher faces over a length L0 less than half the maximum length Lmax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: RIO TINTO ALCAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Geoffrey Berlin, Jean Camire, Daran Emmett, Yvan Foster, Guillaume Servant, Christian Jonville, Malcolm Manwaring
  • Patent number: 8147736
    Abstract: A molding apparatus for making a cutting tool includes a cylindrically shaped elastic bag having an internal cavity for receiving a granulated material, such as a mixture of cobalt and carbide. The profile of the interior cavity substantially corresponds to the shape of the cutting tool being produced. The ends of the bag are open to provide access to the interior cavity of the bag. A substantially rigid tubular-shaped pressure sleeve encloses an outer circumference of the elastic bag. A pair of end caps operate to seal the open ends of the elastic bag and are engageable with the ends of the pressure sleeve. The granulated material can be formed into a solid coherent structure by placing the assembled mold containing the granulated material into a hydrostatic press for applying a substantially uniform compressive load to the outer periphery of the elastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: John C. Hayden, Matthew W. Hayden