Distinct Means To Feed, Support Or Manipulate Preform Stock And Means For Shaping Fluent Or Bulk Stock To Form United Product Patents (Class 425/110)
  • Patent number: 10190612
    Abstract: A plug insert comprising a shank configured to be removably received in a fastener hole in a panel in a position where an outer end of the plug insert is disposed adjacent an outer surface of the panel. A longitudinal cavity is disposed within the shank and a barrier is disposed on the plug insert to protect against damage and/or contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. Luepke
  • Patent number: 10072692
    Abstract: A fastening portion structure of a resin part including a tubular member integrally embedded therein by insert molding, and an insertion hole formed inside the tubular member, in which a screw member is inserted through the insertion hole, and the tubular member is compressed in an axial direction by the screw member, so that the resin part is fixed to a predetermined member. An inner peripheral surface of the tubular member is exposed in a region from one end to an intermediate position in the axial direction of the tubular member, but is covered by a resin in a region from the intermediate position to the other end, and the insertion hole is formed in a resin covering the inner peripheral surface of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tsuzuki, Tomonori Yanagiya
  • Patent number: 9861452
    Abstract: Liquid radiation curable resin compositions for additive manufacturing comprising: from about 5 to about 30 wt % of an oxetane; a (meth)acrylate component; a cationic photoinitiator; a free-radical photoinitiator; and from about 50 to about 80 wt % of an epoxy, which further comprises a cycloaliphatic epoxy component, and an epoxy component having an aromatic glycidyl ether group, wherein the majority of the epoxy is the cycloaliphatic epoxy component are described and claimed. Also described and claimed is a process for using the liquid radiation curable resins for additive manufacturing to create molds for dental aligners, and the three-dimensional molds made from the liquid radiation curable resins for additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Beth Rundlett
  • Patent number: 9827703
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for manufacturing rotational spun materials. The rotational spun materials are medical appliances or other prostheses made of, constructed from, covered or coated with rotational spun materials, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Hall, Randal Boyd, Dylan Neyme, F. Mark Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9511523
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a calibrator including a first plate opposing a second plate, the first plate having a first foam-expansion surface adjacent to a first anti-static surface, the second plate having a second foam-expansion surface adjacent to a second anti-static surface, wherein the first foam-expansion surface and the second foam-expansion surface are aligned to form a foam-expansion region, and wherein the first anti-static surface and the second anti-static surface are aligned to form an anti-static region. The disclosure also relates to a method of producing a polyetherimide foam, the method including passing a liquid polymer mixture comprising a polyetherimide through the calibrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Craig Wojcicki
  • Patent number: 9504260
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a multi-stage rotary food product folder apparatus for forming a folded food product, generally including a drive system, a cam system and a platform system. The drive system includes at least one motor and a shaft. Rotation of at least one cam of the cam system can be driven by the shaft of the drive system. The platform assembly can be secured to a platform. The platform can be rotatably driven by the drive system. The cam system engages the platform assembly to fold the folded food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Solbern, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Walz
  • Patent number: 9373730
    Abstract: An optical device manufacturing apparatus includes an encapsulating device for encapsulating an optical semiconductor element 4 mounted on a substrate 2 by a liquid resin R in a lens shape, and a curing device for curing the liquid resin R, wherein the encapsulating device includes a dispenser capable of vertically moving a nozzle 25 for supplying the liquid resin R, and brings the tip of the nozzle 25 close to the optical semiconductor element 4 and then supplies the liquid resin R while raising the nozzle 25. According to this optical device manufacturing apparatus, an optical device having the desired optical properties can be obtained promptly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SANYU REC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Miyawaki, Jun Oki, Daisuke Kounou, Nobuhiko Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9339826
    Abstract: A rolling spray applicator has a low profile so that it can be utilized between closely spaced upper and lower surfaces so that a spray coating can be applied thereto simultaneously. The spray applicator includes an elongated spray bar including a plurality of nozzles on upper and lower surfaces thereof. A fluid supply is connected to the elongated spray bar. A frame supports the elongated spray bar and includes a plurality of wheels for rollingly supporting the frame. A handle is attached to either one of the frame or the elongated spray bar so that the device can be rolled between closely spaced upper and lower surfaces for applying a spray coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: CHEM-TREND L.P.
    Inventors: Jon Lytle, Derek Westerbur, Amber Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9290711
    Abstract: The coal deactivation apparatus including: a separating device that separates out a portion of the beneficiated coal deactivated in the main treatment apparatus; a main evaluation apparatus into which the sample of the beneficiated coal separated out by the separating apparatus is supplied; a blower and heater that supply air at the evaluation temperature to the main evaluation apparatus; a temperature sensor that detects the temperature of the air that has heat-treated the sample in the main evaluation apparatus; and a control unit that, when the temperature of the air is at or below the lower limit on the basis of information from the temperature sensor, determines whether or not the temperature of the process gas is at or below the lower limit and if the process gas temperature exceeds the lower limit, controls the heater to reduce the temperature of the process gas by a prescribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Keiichi Sato, Keiji Tanizaki, Setsuo Omoto
  • Patent number: 9271897
    Abstract: Method and systems for manufacturing a tablet comprising an electronic device are disclosed. In one method, a powdered material is provided into a die cavity of a tablet press and an electronic device is dispensed from a tape-and-reel carrier tape operatively coupled to the tablet press into the die cavity. The powdered material and the electronic device are compressing to form a tablet. A system comprises a tablet press comprising a die cavity for receiving a powdered material and an electronic device therein, an upper punch, and a lower punch. The upper and lower punches are operative to form the powdered material and the electronic device into a tablet. A tape-and-reel carrier tape is operatively coupled to the tablet press, where the carrier tape is configured for holding the electronic device. A transfer mechanism is used to transfer the electronic device from the tape carrier to the die cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Benedict Costello, Timothy Robertson, Patricia Johnson, Robert Duck, Richard Huang, Rod Nicholas, Brad Cozad, Hooman Hafezi, Kurt Scheinpflug, Zahedeh Hatamkhany
  • Patent number: 9227261
    Abstract: A vacuum carrier can be employed to provide a partial vacuum on a back side surface of a substrate thereby holding the substrate flat against a rigid surface of the carrier throughout the duration of a bonding process. The magnitude of vacuum can be optimized to limit the warping of the substrate during and after bonding with another substrate, and to limit the mechanical stress induced in the solder balls during cooling. The vacuum carrier can include a base plate, a seal plate with at least one opening configured to accommodate at least one substrate, and vacuum seal elements configured to create a vacuum environment that pushes the substrate against the base plate when the vacuum carrier is under vacuum. The configuration of the vacuum carrier is chosen to avoid distortion of the substrate due to the vacuum seal elements, while allowing adjustment of the magnitude of the partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Vijayeshwar D. Khanna, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 9200458
    Abstract: An insulating panel structure has an inner surface for attachment to a building exterior and an outer surface for attachment to cladding material. The panel structure has external stringers for attachment of the cladding, connectors extending perpendicularly from the inner surface to the external stringers to transmit compressive forces from the cladding to the building, lateral connectors that run diagonally upward from the external stringers to the inner surface to transmit tensile forces from the weight of the cladding to the building, and insulating foam embedded between the panel inner and outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Peter W. Harding
  • Patent number: 9125526
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rolling mat which is easy to roll, which is sanitary and which enables the right amount of force of pressing food material to be readily determined. A rolling mat includes: a plurality of rod-like rib parts arranged in a direction Y in which food material is rolled; and a knitted string part that connects the plurality of rib parts 12 with each other by knitting a string material part so as to sandwich the rib parts, wherein the rib parts are formed of a plastic material and/or a metal material having hardness that is at least greater than silicone resin, and the knitted string part is made of man-made monofilament fiber or high molecular weight polyethylene fiber produced by stretching polyethylene resin having a high molecular weight into fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Toshikazu Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20150132422
    Abstract: A clip fixing jig for fixing a clip member in a molding die for molding a seat pad has a wall part erected along a whole outer peripheral edge of a bottom part thereof. The wall part forms, above the bottom part, an accommodation space for accommodating extending parts. The clip fixing jig has fixing parts for detachably fixing a clip member, so that a clip member can be fixed to the clip fixing jig by inserting the clip member in the accommodation space. With a clip fixing jig provided in a molding die, a seat pad can be formed by insert molding, so that workability in clip member fixing work is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9028741
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a ceramic honeycomb structure includes kneading titania particles, alumina particles and a binder ingredient such that raw material paste including the titania particles, alumina particles and binder ingredient is prepared, forming a body made of the raw material paste and having a honeycomb structure such that the body has the honeycomb structure having multiple through-holes extending in the longitudinal direction of the body and multiple partition portions formed between the through-holes, applying sealant composition including aluminum hydroxide particles, talc particles, kaolin particles, water and organic binder to either end of each through-hole of the body in the longitudinal direction such that the honeycomb structure of the body has each through-hole sealed at one end, and sintering the body made of the raw material paste and having the honeycomb structure sealed by the sealant composition such that a ceramic body having the honeycomb structure is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yamayose
  • Patent number: 9028736
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a semiconductor package may include a mold and a molding plate. The mold may define a mold cavity with the mold being configured to receive a circuit board in the mold cavity, and the circuit board may include a semiconductor chip mounted thereon. A molding plate may be moveable in the mold cavity with the molding plate being configured to adjust a volume of the mold cavity. Related methods are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngshin Choi, Kikwon Jeong
  • Patent number: 8968638
    Abstract: The apparatus for injecting slurry contains the first member having the cavity therein; and the second member having a plurality of convex sections, each of the convex sections having the injection hole formed therein communicating with the cavity, wherein the protrusion length of the convex section is in a range from 3 to 5 mm, and the distance between centers of adjacent convex sections is in a range from 3 to 13 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 8956137
    Abstract: Pellet fabrication device comprising a powder distributor and a table provided with cavities to be filled with powder, on which the distributor moves. The distributor comprises two assemblies of rollers cooperating with rails fixed on the table on each side of the distributor displacement zone, a set of rollers being used to guide displacement of the distributor and a set of rollers being used to press the distributor in contact with the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: AREVA NC
    Inventors: Roland Ducher, Sylvere Jouve
  • Publication number: 20150044413
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a composite sandwich panel with an alveolar core. The alveolar core exhibits a plurality of cells each delimited by at least one wall formed from at least one partition. In particular, a portion of the partition is integrated to a support skin of the composite sandwich panel during a resin molding step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Guy Bernard VAUCHEL, Didier LERETOUR
  • Publication number: 20150042011
    Abstract: A positioning structure of an object to be coated and its manufacturing method in the present invention is first to have a supporting-positioning member with projections provided at the outer surface of the object to be coated, a restricting-positioning ring mounted at the boundary of a coating range and an induction-identification device installed within the coating range. Then, the object to be coated is positioned in the male mold of a shaping mold and an in-mold shaping label is in advance set in the female mold of the shaping mold and lastly, the male mold and the female mold are combined together and fluid thermal plastic is poured into the shaping mold. Thus, the object to be coated and the outer surface of the induction-identification device can be completely coated with a plastic layer and simultaneously, the plastic layer will be integrally formed with the in-mold shaping label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
  • Patent number: 8944797
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes a mold having a long cavity; a pinching member that holds a long metal plate having a pair of longitudinal ends, a pair of lateral ends and a pair of surfaces forming a plate shape by pinching the long metal member, the long metal plate being inserted into the cavity such that the longitudinal direction of the long metal plate is directed to a longitudinal direction of the cavity and the long metal plate is positioned at a position offset from a center of the cross-section of the circumferential surface; and an inlet for pouring a resin material into a space defined between the mold and the pinching member, wherein a shape of the space is such that the amounts of the resin material to be poured around the each side of the pair of surfaces of the long metal plate are equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Misonoo, Makoto Fuchigami
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150014054
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus for a curable liquid material is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flexible bag defining a first compartment for accommodating a first component of a curable liquid material, and a second compartment for accommodating a second component of the curable liquid material and adapted to communicate with the first chamber to enable mixing of the first and second components to initiate curing of the curable liquid material. A first clamp temporarily prevents mixing of the first and second components, and an elongate nozzle communicates with the second compartment to dispense the mixed curable liquid material therefrom. A second clamp temporarily prevents passage of the curable liquid material from the second compartment to the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Samuel L. Proud
  • Patent number: 8916233
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for coating at least a portion of a curved surface of a lens with a polarizing liquid are disclosed throughout the specification. For example, there is provided a method comprising providing a lens having a curved surface, and applying a polarizing liquid to at least a portion of the curved surface by shear flow with a flexible apparatus. Other methods are included. Apparatuses include ophthalmic lenses having polarized coatings formed according to any of the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Herbert Mosse, Richard Muisener
  • Publication number: 20140338966
    Abstract: An electric junction box, comprises a plurality of bus-bars spaced apart from each other, and a case made of a resin, covering the plurality of bus-bars and including a window for exposing a portion of the plurality of bus-bars, wherein the window has a first edge located at respective exposed portions of the plurality of bus-bars and a second edge located between the respective exposed portions of the plurality of bus-bars; and the first edge is formed along a virtual line that is at an angle with respect to an extending direction of the bus-bars, and the second edge is formed with a depressed area having a shape of a rectangular triangle whose slope is the virtual line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Isanori Shimizu, Shinobu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140331614
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging method by which plastic injection moldings designed in the form of pipette tips or medical reaction vessels are packaged in end packaging units. The invention provides that the K injection moldings are, prior to being distributed over the U sub-groups in the set-down plane, set down in a buffer store (12) by way of a second set-down apparatus (5) which is separate from the first set-down apparatus (18), in particular by way of a hose arrangement or by way of a gripper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Czizegg, Christian Boos
  • Patent number: 8864482
    Abstract: A consumable assembly comprising a container portion configured to retain a supply of filament, a guide tube connected to the container portion, and a pump portion connected to the guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Swanson
  • Patent number: 8851880
    Abstract: A powder slush molding process and associated equipment utilize a flow restrictor disposed between a powder box and a mold surface to deposit powdered resin onto the mold surface in a controlled manner, thereby forming skins having decreased variation in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Edgar P. Nimmergut
  • Patent number: 8840387
    Abstract: A plugging device 100 including a main body portion 10 having a depressed portion 10d and a communication path 10e opening into an inner surface 10c of the depressed portion 10d; an elastic plate 20 fixed to the main body portion 10 so as to cover the depressed portion 10d; and a pump 50 connected to the communication path 10e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kousuke Uoe, Teruo Komori, Masaharu Mori
  • Publication number: 20140272256
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a rotationally molded product and related apparatuses and methods are disclosed. For example, a method of encapsulating a foreign object in a rotationally molded product may include forming a pre-layer on a surface of a mold of a rotational molding machine, placing a foreign object on the pre-layer, loading a first charge of powder material in the mold, and rotating the mold while applying heat to the mold to form a first layer on the foreign object. The foreign object may be fully encapsulated between the pre-layer and the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Commonwealth Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Langheld, Jeffrey Ensminger
  • Patent number: 8827675
    Abstract: A mold assembly includes a product cavity for producing an insert-molded product and a projection-forming cavity for, if an insert of the product is irregularly deformed or disposed in wrong orientation, forming a projection on the insert-molded product. The projection, if present on the product, blocks most of the light emitted from a light-emitting element. A photodetector detects the intensity of the received light and when the detected light intensity is less than a predetermined value due to the presence of the projection, the product is judged to be rejected. Visual inspection or optical sensors judge the product to be rejected if the product has a through-hole closed and to be acceptable if the through-hole of the product is open. This judgment does not require an X-ray inspection device or radiologists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Yamazaki, Tetsuo Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 8827686
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprinting apparatus or an imprint transfer method in which uniformity of curing quality by UV light is maintained and a uniform application thickness of a UV curable resin is achieved, even if glass is contaminated with dust and/or smudges or has a flaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Shiraishi, Naoaki Yamashita, Masashi Aoki
  • Patent number: 8809075
    Abstract: The method for filling a liquid material, and the apparatus and the program make it possible, without changing a moving speed of an ejection device, to correct a change in ejection amount and to stabilize an application shape. The method fills a liquid material into a gap between a substrate and a work by using the capillary action. The method includes the steps of: generating an application pattern consisting of a plurality of application areas continuous to one another; assigning a plurality of ejection cycles, each obtained by combining the number of ejection pulses and the number of pause pulses at a predetermined ratio therebetween, to each of the application areas; and measuring an ejection amount at correction intervals and calculating a correction amount for the ejection amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8768491
    Abstract: A method for axis correction in a processing machine, in particular a shaftless printing machine, has at least one axis for processing and/or transporting a material, at least one detection device for detecting a processing parameter and at least one controller device for calculating a controller output variable for axis correction of the at least one axis using the detected processing parameter. The method is implemented iteratively, with the result that feedforward control output values for the feedforward control of the axis correction are determined during an (n+1)-th change in rotation speed of the at least one axis using observation of the controller output variable and/or the processing parameter during an n-th change in rotation speed of the at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Schultze, Holger Schnabel, Joachim Thurner
  • Publication number: 20140175694
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a fiber-reinforced resin sheet, the method being able to favorably impregnate a reinforcing-fiber base material with a thermoplastic resin. A fiber-reinforced resin sheet S is manufactured by introducing a reinforcing-fiber base material F in sheet form and a thermoplastic resin P into the gap between a pair of impregnating rolls 10A, 10B and impregnating the reinforcing-fiber base material F with the thermoplastic resin P while rotating the pair of impregnating rolls 10A, 10B. The surface of each of the pair of impregnating rolls 10A, 10B has formed thereon a resin holding layer 12 that elastically deforms along the thickness direction thereof when the impregnating rolls are pressed against each other and holds the molten thermoplastic resin P therein so as to be able to discharge the thermoplastic resin P upon pressing of the impregnating rolls against each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mizuta, Yuji Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20140160694
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device and an apparatus for side surface sealing of display panel, which enable to realize thin profile and good exterior appearance in device, wherein the display device includes a display panel including a first substrate with pad regions, a second substrate bonded to remaining portions of the first substrate except the pad regions, and an upper polarizing film attached to an entire upper surface of the second substrate; a panel support member joined to an edge of a lower surface of the display panel; a panel driving part including a flexible circuit film attached to the pad regions; and a side surface sealing member for covering each side surface of the display panel, the flexible circuit film, the plurality of pad regions, and each side surface of the upper polarizing film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Yong Joong Yoon, Taewoo Kim, Mijin Han, Daeyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20140160587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reflective element for solar fields, having a sandwich-type structure, comprising a reflective sheet (1), a reinforcement sheet (2) and a layer of foam (3) arranged between the reflective sheet (1) and the reinforcement sheet (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: RIOGLASS SOLAR, S.A.
    Inventor: Félix Ainz Ibarrondo
  • Patent number: 8709313
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for feeding a polyurethane mixture suitable to form a thermally insulating layer inside hollow bodies, such as hollow walls of a refrigerator cabinet, freezer, display counter or insulating panel. A polyurethane mixture resulting from chemically reactive components, supplied by a high-pressure mixing device, is injected into a cavity of a hollow body extending in a horizontal plain. The mixture is injected at a first flow-rate and a first injection speed, to be poured into a first deposition zone farthest from the injection point. Subsequently, the flow-rate and the injection speed of the polyurethane mixture are gradually reduced in a controlled manner, to be poured in successive deposition zones towards the injection point of the polyurethane mixture, along a distribution strip, allowing the injected mixture to spread out throughout the cavity of the hollow body along isometric expansion lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Afros S.p.A.
    Inventors: Carlo Fiorentini, Maurizio Corti
  • Patent number: 8708682
    Abstract: A method for repairing gas turbine components, in particular gas turbine blades, including at least the following steps: a) preparing a gas turbine component to be repaired; b) removing a damaged portion from the gas turbine component to be repaired, thereby forming a plane separation surface; c) placing the gas turbine component at least partly in a process chamber in such a way that the plane separation surface extends approximately horizontally within the process chamber; d) filling the process chamber with a metal powder that is bonding-compatible with the material of the gas turbine component to be repaired, namely up to the level of the separation surface; e) building up the removed portion on the separation surface by depositing metal powder in layers onto the separation surface and by fusing the metal powder, which has been deposited in layers onto the separation surface, to the separation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Huttner, Karl-Heinz Dusel, Erwin Bayer, Albin Platz
  • Patent number: 8696340
    Abstract: A re-usable retainer designed to be used in the curing process of co-bonding uncured stringers. The re-usable retainer is made of metal so it is not necessary to manufacture one retainer for each manufactured stringer. The metallic retainer is placed in direct contact with the uncured resin so the cured stringer has a very good surface quality. The re-usable retainer has a special shape that allows a mild transition of the vacuum bag that avoids vacuum bag breakages. The re-usable retainer is easy to install and to remove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: Julián Sánchez Fernández, Federico López Pérez, Yolanda Miguez Charines
  • Publication number: 20140093601
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10; 10a) for encapsulating a component (1) with plastic material (2), comprising at least two tool parts (11, 12), which in a closed arrangement for encapsulating the component (1) form a receptacle (15) for the component (1), an injection channel (30) for supplying the liquefied plastic material (2) to the region of the receptacle (15), and a single retaining element (22) for positioning the component (1) in the receptacle (15), wherein the retaining element (22) can be moved in a first position for positioning the component (1) in the receptacle (15) and in a second position for preferably completely encapsulating the component (1) with the plastic material (2). According to the invention, the retaining element (22) holds the component (1) in the region of the receptacle (15) by means of form positive and/or clamping engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Kunert, Christian Ohl, Matthias Waibler, Matthias Ludwig, Andreas Blum
  • Publication number: 20140084520
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a manufacturing apparatus of a display device is provided with retaining unit, a light guide plate, and light source. The retaining unit retains a first substrate, and second substrate in such a manner that the first and second substrates are opposed to each other with a photocuring agent interposed between them. The light guide plate is a light guide plate to be arranged on at least one of the opposite side of the photocuring agent with the first substrate interposed in between, and the opposite side of the photocuring agent with the second substrate interposed in between, and has a surface of a size covering the photocuring agent. The light source applies light configured to cure the photocuring agent to the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuto WATANABE, Sei MUSHA
  • Publication number: 20140084502
    Abstract: A purpose is to provide a method for producing a wafer lens and a device, capable of forming a wafer lens provided with a plurality of optical elements having intended properties. In order to adjust the gap between a molding die 91 and a transparent substrate 95, a positioning device 50 provided independently of the molding die 91 is used, and thus provision of a gap-adjusting projection in the molding die 91 becomes unnecessary and the thickness of an optical element 15 based on an optical surface Pd can be set regardless of the thickness of the transparent substrate 95. Consequently, there can be formed a wafer lens WL provided with a plurality of optical elements 15 having intended properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Susumu Kojima, Nobuhiro Saruya
  • Patent number: 8668859
    Abstract: A conveyor or other transport mechanism is provided to support multiple, sequential builds from a three-dimensional fabrication machine. The conveyor may be heated/cooled, coated, or otherwise treated to assist in adhesion during a build, as well as removal of objects after a build. Each fabricated object may be automatically removed from the conveyor as the conveyor moves in order to restore a buildable surface for fabrication of additional objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: MakerBot Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Nathaniel B. Pettis
  • Patent number: 8647095
    Abstract: A resin transfer molding (RTM) molding device is designed to mold a fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) molded body by injecting a resin composition into a mold and by impregnating the molded body therewith. The resin composition is a chain curing polymer (CCP). A CCP accommodating layer is disposed adjacent to an outer side of the molded body. The layer contains the CCP. The layer is provided with a Vf limit value, the value defined by the curing characteristics of the CCP and the characteristics of dissipation of heat from the CCP to the exterior. An element for separating the molded body is disposed between the body and the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriya Hayashi, Hiroshi Mizuno, Koichi Hasegawa, Kazuo Ota
  • Patent number: 8647110
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a semiconductor package may include a mold and a molding plate. The mold may define a mold cavity with the mold being configured to receive a circuit board in the mold cavity, and the circuit board may include a semiconductor chip mounted thereon. A molding plate may be moveable in the mold cavity with the molding plate being configured to adjust a volume of the mold cavity. Related methods are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngshin Choi, Kikwon Jeong
  • Publication number: 20140035175
    Abstract: High accuracy positioning relative to an absolute reference position (guide pin holes in ferrules, etc.) is provided for a plurality of cores constituting a polymer waveguide array for connection to ferrules at ends of a plurality of these assemblies to form a single-mode polymer waveguide array assembly. A method for forming a single-mode polymer waveguide array assembly enables a plurality of cores constituting a polymer waveguide array to be positioned with high accuracy. Also provided is a combination of process molds (an initial process mold and intermediate process mold) used in the processes unique to the present methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Numata, Yoichi Taira
  • Publication number: 20140020784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous process for producing an insulated pipe comprising at least one medium pipe, an outer pipe, a layer of at least one polyurethane between the at least one medium pipe and outer pipe and a film tube between the at least one polyurethane and the outer pipe, which comprises at least the steps (A) provision, in a jaw band, of at least one medium pipe and a film tube formed continuously from a film, where the at least one medium pipe is arranged within the film tube in such a way that a gap is formed between the at least one medium pipe and the film tube, (B) introduction of a polyurethane system comprising at least one isocyanate component (a) and at least one polyol (b) into the gap, (C) foaming and allowing to cure of the polyurethane system and (D) application of a layer of at least one material to the film tube in order to form the outer pipe, where the polyurethane system has thixotropic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Christof GRIESER-SCHMITZ, Carsten Ellersiek
  • Patent number: 8597016
    Abstract: A system for producing a pultruded component includes a fixture for providing fibrous reinforcements, a system for providing a polymeric resin, and an impregnation die for coating the fibrous reinforcements with the polymeric resin precursor. The impregnation die includes a first chamber and a second chamber. The fibrous reinforcements include fiber tows made of a plurality of fibers. The system also includes a curing die for forming the pultruded component. The first chamber of the impregnation die is configured for coating exterior surfaces of the fiber tows with the polymeric resin precursor. The second chamber of the impregnation die is configured for coating the plurality of fibers within the fiber tows with the polymeric resin precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: Randall Jay Brown, Semen Kharchenko, Harry D. Coffee, Icheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20130316104
    Abstract: A reinforcing element and a method of forming the reinforcing element are generally described. The reinforcing element may be used in reinforcing a cementitious material and may comprise a settable material and a tension-resistant material that extends for a length of the element. To form the reinforcing element the settable material and tension-resistant material may be disposed together such that the settable and tension-resistant materials generally take the form of the reinforcing element. The settable material may then be cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam