And Means To Form Or Reshape Preform Patents (Class 425/112)
  • Patent number: 10543633
    Abstract: A molding device for manufacturing a plastic hollow part by injection molding includes an injection nozzle and first and second molding stations. Each molding station has a first mold including two mold halves forming, respectively, first and second mold cavities, and a core having a first end, which can be at least partially located inside the first and second mold cavities. A first stripper can be arranged on the core in a passive position, spaced from the first end of the core at a first distance; in a molding position, spaced from the first end of the core at a second distance; and in a demolding position, spaced from the first end of the core at a third distance; wherein the first distance is greater than the second distance, and the second distance is greater than the third distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BRAUN GMBH
    Inventor: Marc Kunz
  • Patent number: 10524479
    Abstract: A folding platform includes a base, first folding flap, lift arm, and lift arm linkage. The first folding flap is rotatably connected with the base and facilitates the folding of a food item placed on the folding platform. The lift arm linkage is rotatably connected with the base and the lift arm to operatively lift the lift arm and allow the lift arm to rotate in a first rotational direction, and includes a spring that engages the lift arm linkage and the lift arm, and biases the lift arm in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction. The lift arm is capable of rotating a first rotational distance, and rotating a second rotational distance greater than the first rotational distance without bending or breaking when the lift arm contacts an obstruction. The lift arm automatically returns to its normal position due to the bias force of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Solbern Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Berger, Moysey Shtilerman
  • Patent number: 10506814
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dumpling automation machine for preparing dumpling-like food product, comprising a pressing and cutting device for dough pad, a filling injection device and a forming assembly, wherein the forming assembly comprises: a mold assembly for supporting a dough pad injected with a filling and maintaining the dough pad in an upright position; a pre-forming assembly for pre-pressing the upright dough pad to form a pre-pressed crest; and a forming assembly for pressing the pre-pressed crest to from a crest; wherein the mold assembly is configured to successively support the dough pad in different positions along a conveyor, and wherein in a pre-forming position, pre-bending portions on the two ends of the crest are formed by the pre-forming assembly, and in a forming position, the pre-bending portions are bent to form bending portion by a bending assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Gong, Xiaogang Xiong, Yihui Li, Gang Wang, Derong Wang, Ying Ren
  • Patent number: 10421219
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus which forms a pattern on an imprint material on a substrate by using a mold, the apparatus comprising a measurement unit configured to measure an inclination of a surface of the substrate at a second position different from a first position where the mold is brought into contact with the imprint material, and a control unit configured to control at least one of inclinations of a surface of the mold and the surface of the substrate when bringing the mold into contact with the imprint material at the first position, wherein the control unit controls at least one of the inclinations based on information representing inclinations of a surface of a reference substrate at the first position and the second position, and a measurement result obtained by the measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadashi Hattori
  • Patent number: 10343349
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to three-dimensional printing techniques, methodologies, systems and apparatus to facilitate increased print speed. Through the use of multiple nozzles on a print head printing line by line, more material is deposited. By including nozzles sufficient for a line dimensional (or portion) of a page or planar element of an object design, the material deposition for an entire plane or layer is done line by line in one pass of the print head. Likewise, through the inclusion of multiple lasers, beams or energy sources more material can be cured, such as all along a contour line, instead of point by point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Stanley Korn
  • Patent number: 10286571
    Abstract: A 3D printer 100 is described, which is configured to build up a three-dimensional component in layers by forming layers of particulate construction material lying one upon each other and by selectively solidifying a partial region of the respective construction material layer. The 3D printer 100 is configured to simultaneously build up one or more first three-dimensional components in a first construction space B1, which is arranged in the 3D printer, and one or more second three-dimensional components in a second construction space B2 which is arranged adjacent to the first construction space at a horizontal distance therefrom in the 3D printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Patent number: 10244785
    Abstract: A three-dimensional cooking machine includes a control computer and a food ingredient laminating device. The control computer is used for previously storing an image file of a desired food model and outputting a control command corresponding to the image file of the food model. The food ingredient laminating device includes an ink-jet printer. The ink-jet printer is controlled to perform a three-dimensional food laminating operation according to the control command from the control computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Yung-Lung Han, Chi-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 10232535
    Abstract: A tool (1000) includes a mold defining a cavity (1002). The cavity can be for receiving a glass layer (402). A floating core insert (1001) can be placed in the cavity to apply a preloading force against a first major face of the glass layer, preclude an overmolding operation on the first major face, and allow overmolding only on minor faces of the glass layer when polymeric material (1100) is injected into runners (1018,1019,1020) of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Eric J. Haupt
  • Patent number: 10224573
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes a cell housing and an electrode assembly disposed in the cell housing. The electrode assembly includes an electrode pair that is arranged to form a winding having a polygonal spiral wound shape in which a radius of the corner portions of each turn of the winding is constant, regardless of the number of turns. In addition, a length of the linear portions of one turn of the winding is different than a length of the linear portions of another turn of the winding. Since each turn of the winding includes the corner portions having a desired radius, the volumetric efficiency of the electrode assembly including the winding within a cell housing is improved relative to some cells that use conventional windings. An apparatus and method of forming a polygonal spiral wound winding are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Bosch Battery Systems, LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Mehul Botadra, Eugene Levin, Mark Kotik, Paul Frick
  • Patent number: 10209094
    Abstract: Provided is a rotation detection sensor and a resin molding die for the sensor, with which manufacturing cost can be readily reduced. The sensor includes an assembly type sensor body having a sensor element and a cable electrically connected to the sensor element. A curved portion is formed at a portion of the cable extending from the sensor body. There is provided a resin sheath portion molded to sheath a portion of the sensor body and the curved portion integrally with resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Adachi, Koji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10155331
    Abstract: A method of producing a fiber-reinforced resin-molded member includes: preparing a mold including an upper mold and a lower mold forming a cavity, a cavity surface of either the upper mold or the lower mold being provided with a projecting portion; disposing a fiber-reinforcing material in the cavity, closing the molds to generate a state in which the projecting portion presses a part of the fiber-reinforcing material, and filling the cavity with a melted resin to impregnate the fiber-reinforcing material with the melted resin and cure the melted resin; and opening the molds to obtain a fiber-reinforced resin-molded member having an exposed portion and an embedded portion. The exposed portion includes at least a portion pressed by the projecting portion while the molds are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Inoh
  • Patent number: 10139315
    Abstract: A tablet sampler assembly is provided for a tablet coating machine which comprises a rotatable drum for containing a bed of tablets being coated. The tablet sampler assembly comprises a housing configured for attachment to said tablet coating machine, and a receptacle for receiving a sample of said tablets. At least a portion of the receptacle is movable between a collecting position in which the receptacle is configured to be in communication with the interior of the drum, thereby enabling collection of a sample by the receptacle from the drum, and a non-collecting position in which the receptacle is configured to be substantially out of communication with the interior of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Simos Mikedis
  • Patent number: 10058743
    Abstract: A molded game ball comprises an outer cover or surface having a mold line that mimics the seam of a conventional baseball or softball. The outer cover or surface may additionally include a stitch pattern that mimics the stitching of a conventional baseball or softball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Katherine A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10052814
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system for 3-D printing that includes a nozzle and a movable platform, wherein the platform provides for a constant distance configuration of the platform relative to the extrusion emitter or nozzle thereby precluding the need to level the printer. The apparatus includes motion vectors associated with each direction of motion of the movable platform. A central point of origin is further provided for establishing the directions of movement of the movable cantilevered platform. The direction of motion of the motion vectors each pass through the central point of origin thereby providing a movable platform that stays a constant distance relative to the nozzle when moved in any planar direction within each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FunFare, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Albert, David G. Capper, Andrew S. Filo, Jason G. Heller
  • Patent number: 10022898
    Abstract: A method for molding fiber-reinforced plastic. A core is formed in a desired shape by accommodating, in a flexible bag, a grain group containing plurality of grains. The core is placed inside a prepreg containing resin and fibers, and the prepreg, in which the core is housed is placed in a molding die and compression molded. When doing so, the grain group contains first and second grains (a,b) that satisfy the equation (1). (1) 1.1?(Da/Db)?2.0 In the equation Da is the grain diameter of the grains (a), and Db is the grain diameter of the grain (b). When using a molding die to mold a molded article having a cavity, the above mentioned molding method enables an increase in the internal pressure of the core in order to change the peripheral surface area of the core, without using a pressurized gas and/or pressurized liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Takano, Yuuji Kazehaya, Mitsushi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10016907
    Abstract: A die-cutting scrap removal device for separating a product from an original plate is provided. The die-cutting scrap removal device includes a table-shaped removal main body part configured to stand upright on the ground surface; a first pressing-separation part fixed on the top surface of the removal main body part so as to move vertically; and a second pressing-separation part moving in the back and forth directions and the vertical direction on the top surface of the removal main body part, thereby readily separating scraps in mass quantities of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Byung-jun Song, Ju-hyun Song
  • Patent number: 9975296
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making a three-dimensional object from a solidifiable paste is shown and described. The apparatus includes a pastes spreader, at least a portion of which extends into the solidifiable paste. The container holding the solidifiable paste and the spreader are movable relative to one another. In one system, the spreader vibrates as the container and the spreader move relative to one another. In another system, the spreader is part of a spreader assembly in which a first spreader and second spreader are angled with respect to one another, and the assembly is rotatable and lockable into multiple rotational positions. A paste dispenser is also described which is configured to dispense paste while moving along a travel axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Global Filtration Systems
    Inventor: Ali El-Siblani
  • Patent number: 9873215
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first mold having an injection cavity at a side thereof, for molding of a substrate, a second mold having two injection cores and two skin shaping plugs, and a third mold having a foaming section where a foaming material is injected between a substrate and a skin, and a skin shaping section where embossing is carried out on a skin, wherein, under the condition that the first mold, second mold and third mold are simultaneously closed to one another, a substrate is molded by the injection cavity and a first injection core, embossing is carried out on a skin by one skin shaping plug and the skin shaping section, and, at a same time, the foaming material is injected between a previously molded substrate and a previously embossed skin by a second injection core and foaming section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Byung-Seok Kong
  • Patent number: 9764514
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system for 3-D printing that includes a nozzle and a movable platform, wherein the platform provides for a constant distance configuration of the platform relative to the extrusion emitter or nozzle thereby precluding the need to level the printer. The apparatus includes motion vectors associated with each direction of motion of the movable platform. A central point of origin is further provided for establishing the directions of movement of the movable cantilevered platform. The direction of motion of the motion vectors each pass through the central point of origin thereby providing a movable platform that stays a constant distance relative to the nozzle when moved in any planar direction within each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FunFare, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Albert, David G. Capper, Andrew S. Filo, Jason G. Heller
  • Patent number: 9731254
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for locally producing a solution using a concentrate. In a localized solution production unit, a solution is identified in association with the concentrate. A mixing profile is selected from among a plurality of mixing profiles based on the solution identified. A base fluid is dispensed into a mixing container docked in a container dock. The mixing container includes a mixing impeller rotatably coupled to the mixing container via an impeller shaft extending from a base of the mixing container. A controller actuates an actuator in the container dock to cause an impeller in the mixing container to rotate. The concentrate is dispensed into the mixing container and mixed with the base fluid via the impeller based on the selected mixing profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SudSense, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Alexander Gunia, Matthew Karl Gunia, Mark Kurt Gunia, Joel Raymond Chartier, Andrew Paul Muser, Matthew William Vergin, Ryan Carroll Donahue, Jason Lee Viera, Gerald Joseph Lozinski, Todd Alan Strobel
  • Patent number: 9616601
    Abstract: The invention concerns a disc-shaped retaining device for bushings of a rotary tablet press, wherein the disc-shaped retaining device comprises two disc halves that are connected with one another, each of which shows multiple holes, which align with one another if the disc halves are connected with one another and thus form mounting holes in which one respective bushing is located, wherein the bushings between the disc halves that are connected with one another are designed in a form-fit manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FETTE COMPACTING GMBH
    Inventor: Friedrich Meissner
  • Patent number: 9545748
    Abstract: The method and the device are used for blow-molding containers. A preform made of a thermoplastic material is first subject to a thermal conditioning operation along a transport path in the region of a heating section. Thereafter, the preform is formed into the container inside a blowing mold by applying blowing pressure. While the preform is shaped into the container, at least one parameter (49, 50) characterizing the shaping is measured and evaluated by a control unit. Depending on said evaluation, at least one controlled variable (48, 46) influencing the shaping operation inside a closed loop is varied in order to match the measured parameter to an associated target value. In this way, it becomes possible to subject the container parison developing during the blow-molding operation to a predetermined defined development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: KHS CORPOPLAST GMBH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Balkau, Martin Matthiesen, Frank Haesendonckx
  • Patent number: 9469083
    Abstract: Inverted Nanocone Structures and Its Fabrication Process. The method of fabricating nanotextured structures includes making a master mold having an array of tapered structures to be replicated. The master mold is pressed into a curable polymer supported on a substrate and the polymer is cured. Thereafter, the mold is detached from the cured polymer to form the nanotextured structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hyungryul Choi, Jeong-gil Kim, Kyoo Chul Park, Robert E. Cohen, Gareth H. McKinley, George Barbastathis
  • Patent number: 9364971
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus of a foam injection mold that includes an upper mold that is disposed on an upper side as a movable mold to inject a core and a vacuum forming mold to form a skin. The upper mold and the vacuum forming mold are operated integrally and a lower mold is used during injection-molding and foaming of the core. A resilient sealing unit is integrally formed with the core when the core is injection-molded between the upper mold and the lower mold, to attach the core and the skin while the lower mold in which the core is formed and the vacuum forming mold in which the skin is formed are combined using a resilient restoring force. The resilient sealing unit seals a foaming space between the core and the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Byung Seok Kong
  • Patent number: 9265271
    Abstract: A method for decorating a cake: providing a solid edible figure contour having an open top face and an open bottom face, and at least one void; providing a solid edible frame; placing the contour and the frame on a pan; filling the at least one void of the solid edible figure contour and a void between the solid frame and the solid edible figure contour with a decorative layer of edible pourable substance comprising multiple colors of candies, and the like; pouring a solidifying binding edible substance onto the solid contour, frame and the decorative layer; turning the hardened solid coating upside down, such that the lid is under the hardened solid coating; and placing the hardened solid coating having the colorful figure on a cake by sliding the figure off of the lid and removing the pan, thereby providing a cake coating having an edible colorful figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Rachel Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9186842
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a dry textile preform, including: pulling a textile fabric sheet; grabbing a first side portion of the sheet between rollers, the rollers forming a first flange of the first side portion of the sheet inclined at a predeterminable angle to the plane of extension of the sheet; grabbing a second side portion of the sheet opposite to the first side portion between other rollers, the other rollers forming a second flange of the second side portion of the sheet inclined at a predeterminable angle to the plane of extension of the sheet; adjusting a difference between the rolling speed of the pair of first rollers and the rolling speed of the pair of second rollers to form a curvature radius of the sheet; and adjusting distance between the rollers perpendicular to the movement direction of the sheet to form a web portion between the first flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Tassilo Witte, Jan Huelnhagen
  • Patent number: 9120150
    Abstract: An endplate for a hot isostatic pressing canister comprises a central region, and a main region extending radially from the central region and terminating in a corner about a periphery of the endplate. The thickness of the endplate increases along the main region, from the central region to the corner, defining a taper angle. The corner includes an inner surface comprising a radiused portion by which the main region smoothly transitions into the lip. A hot isostatic pressing canister including at least one of the endplates also is disclosed, along with a method of hot isostatic pressing a metallurgical powder using the hot isostatic canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Lipetzky, Joseph F. Perez, Edward A. Kosol, Jean-Philippe A. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150144736
    Abstract: A pressure bulkhead made of fiber composite material for an aircraft fuselage for the pressure-tight axial closure of a fuselage region configured to be put under internal pressure. The bulkhead comprises a first area element, at least one second area element and a plurality of core elements. The first area element has a plurality of receptacles. Each receptacle is configured to receive a core element. The core elements are received in the receptacles between surfaces facing one another of the first area element and of the at least one second area element. The surfaces facing one another of the first area element and of the at least one second area element are connected to one another in regions without core elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Joern, Karim Grase, Ichwan Zuardy, Alexei Vichniakov, Bernd Schwing
  • Publication number: 20150130106
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a process of recycling fiber-reinforced polymeric material including the following steps: a) crushing the material so as to reduce it into fragments; b) mixing the material obtained in the previous step with a liquid adhesive; c) pouring the mixture obtained in step b) into a mold; d) applying a pressure. In particular, the mixing step b) is carried out by nebulizing some adhesive and simultaneously stirring the particles of the fiber-reinforced polymeric material so that a thin layer of adhesive will deposit on the surface of basically each particle of the fiber-reinforced polymeric material. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an apparatus for carrying out the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Daniele VERSOLATO, Emanuele BRAVO, Giovanni LUCCHESE, Franco MIONI
  • Patent number: 9022774
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming pressed food products can utilize up to 98% chicken breast meat in high profit margin products. Breast meat is marinated and then extruded into a slab which is then frozen and shaped into a plank. The plank is sliced into unit portions which are then pressed into shaped portions with a preferred, or other, press. One preferred press linearly reciprocates unit portions into the press. This or another preferred press imparts three dimension exterior shape to the pressed food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: James E. Mauer, Benedict DiGerlando
  • Patent number: 9017061
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming pressed food products can utilize up to 98% chicken breast meat in high profit margin products. Breast meat is marinated and then extruded into a slab which is then frozen and shaped into a plank. The plank is sliced into unit portions which are then pressed into shaped portions with a preferred, or other, press. One preferred press linearly reciprocates unit portions into the press. This or another preferred press imparts three dimension exterior shape to the pressed food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: James E. Mauer, Benedict DiGerlando
  • Publication number: 20150108690
    Abstract: A sheet die apparatus includes an extruder with an auger configured to provide a molten composite material. A sheet die has an opening to receive the auger, and a chamber therein to receive the molten composite material so as to form a sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Dale POLK, JR., Timothy A. POLK
  • Publication number: 20150108689
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes an extruder to provide a molten composite material, and an adjustable extension barrel coupled to the extruder to receive the molten composite material. The adjustable extension barrel has a drop point to output the molten composite material. The adjustable extension barrel is moveable in a first direction between an extended position and a retracted position to change position of the drop point. A structure is movable in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. A lower mold is carried by the structure and is positioned to receive the molten composite material from the drop point of the adjustable extension barrel. A press includes an upper mold and is operated to press the upper mold against the lower mold to form a molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Dale Polk, JR., Timothy A. Polk
  • Publication number: 20150102524
    Abstract: A device for producing a mold part. The device includes a first tool component and a second tool component. The first tool component has a first pressing surface and a first cavity. The second tool component has second pressing surface, a second cavity, and a nozzle configured to supply a liquefied synthetic material. The first and second cavities are configured to overlap at least partially in a cross-section perpendicular to the first and second pressing surfaces when the first and second pressing surface face each other. At least one of the first and second tool components is configured to be movable relative to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Franz HUBAUER
  • Patent number: 8992207
    Abstract: A tool for curing a composite layup comprises a tool body having a surface adapted to support a composite layup thereon. The tool includes an integrated breather for allowing removal of air from the layup during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Dull, Michael K. Louie, Gordon M. Cox
  • Patent number: 8985989
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing apparatus is provided, including a container, a display, a control unit and an optical film. The container contains a photosensitive material. The display has a plurality of display units. Each of the display units is capable of emitting a light beam. The control unit is capable of controlling the display units. The optical film is capable of projecting the light beams emitted from the display units onto the photosensitive material, forming a plurality of projected patterns. An arranging sequence and an arranging direction of the projected patterns are substantially the same as an arranging sequence and an arranging direction of the display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Han Wu, Hsin-Han Hsu
  • Patent number: 8985995
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a stiffener made of composite material with an inside surface of a concave shape, includes producing a flat strip (18) that includes at least one layer of fibers; heating it to be able to deform it; connecting one of the lateral edges of the strip (18) to a rotary mandrel (36) in such a way as to cause a winding of the strip on the mandrel (36) during its rotation, whereby the mandrel (36) has an outside surface (46) of which at least one part corresponds to the inside surface of the stiffener to be produced; and exerting tension at the other lateral edge of the strip (18) in a direction that is opposite to the direction of the movement of the strip (18) caused by the winding on the rotary mandrel (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Denis De Mattia, Olivier Guillemot
  • Patent number: 8974713
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for producing plastic products with an integrated reinforcing structure. To do so, a flexible fabric is first placed onto a surface of a cavity of a mold and is successively coated with plastic on the various sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Lothar Kroll, Wolfgang Nendel, Frank Helbig, Karl-Heinz Hoyer, Tino Zucker, Martin Würtele
  • Publication number: 20150064295
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing plastic preforms, comprising a rotating carousel forming device for plastic preforms and movement elements adapted to pick up the preforms from the rotating carousel forming device; the movement elements are associated with a supporting structure for a plurality of shaping receptacles, which are mutually spaced and movable along a transfer path, the shaping receptacles being adapted to receive a respective preform directly from the rotating carousel forming device and at an angular pick-up portion which is defined along the circular movement trajectory of the preforms on the rotating carousel forming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Daniele Marastoni
  • Publication number: 20150056336
    Abstract: An improved system and method for the manufacture of pizza products is disclosed. A set of cavities is formed in the shell in a cavity-forming operation. The cavity-forming operation may be performed in a fixture using a set of ports or outlets to inject a fluid to form the cavities and/or to fill the cavities with a fill material. A tool may be used to form the shell and/or the set of cavities (which may be filled or empty or in a combination). The fill material may be cheese or tomato/vegetable segment or pizza sauce or the like. The cavities may be formed in the edge or crust of the pizza product or in the center region of the pizza product. The pizza product may be commercially distributed as a frozen pizza product, including as a finished pizza product with toppings or as a pizza shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: SAMUEL J. FAHEY-BURKE, NATHAN P. MYHRVOLD, HUAN LARISSA ZHOU, ALISTAIR K. CHAN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8944796
    Abstract: A method of forming a mesh by a molding a link element around other link elements to form a mesh in which the interlinking link elements are formed as continuous unjoined loops by a molding process. An apparatus for forming a mesh including a plurality of first cavities for accommodating first link elements and a plurality of second cavities for forming interlinking link elements. The method and apparatus allow the continuous production of mesh formed of a range of materials including plastics materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kaynemaile Limited
    Inventor: Kayne Bruce Horsham
  • Publication number: 20150028521
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing product with decorative patterns includes a fixed and a movable mold base, and a decorative film. A fixed mold insert is fitted in the fixed mold base and is provided with a sprue and at least one molding cavity. The movable mold base is movable toward or away from the fixed mold base and includes an ejector pin unit and a movable mold insert, which is provided with at least one material receiving cavity. The decorative film is placed in between the fixed and the movable mold insert to cover the molding cavity and material receiving cavity, and is provided with a material passing opening corresponding to the sprue. A method for manufacturing product with decorative patterns is also disclosed to ensure increased yield rate of injection molded products with varied and precise surface patterns through effective cost control in the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: BUTTON INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chung Lung CHEN
  • Patent number: 8939745
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle trim component is provided that includes disposing a fiber panel onto a first surface of a mold cavity. The method also includes compressing the fiber panel between the first surface and a second surface of the mold cavity to form the fiber panel into a desired shape. The method further includes injecting resin into the mold cavity to fill at least one void between the first surface and the second surface adjacent to the fiber panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Bart W. Fox, Jeffrey A. Deyoung, Tony M. Pokorzynski
  • Publication number: 20150021797
    Abstract: A transfer molding method includes supplying melted resin to a first metallic mold, conveying the first metallic mold onto which the resin was supplied to a position opposing a second metallic mold, performing transfer molding by sandwiching the resin between the two metallic molds, and cooling the resin after performing transfer molding. The performing transfer molding includes discharging residual air that remains in a recess via a groove portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Koichi Takemura, Tomofusa Shibata, Yoshinori Ito, Yoshikaga Taguchi, Yoshihisa Yamanaka, Kenji Suzuki, Kazutaka Kaneko, Masayuki Kojima, Yuzuru Fujie, Naoki Hashimoto, Taichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8932038
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus that includes a first mold in which a core is formed and a second mold in which a skin is formed which are combined to attach the core and the skin to seal a foaming space between the core and the skin. The apparatus further includes a slide mold installed to be moved horizontally in the first mold or the second mold to be moved forward by a restoring force of a support member to attach the skin to the core. The resilient support member is installed to support the slide mold and a position constraining member is coupled to the slide mold to release the constraint of the slide mold to allow the slide mold to be moved forward when the foaming space is sealed while the movement of the slide mold is constrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Byung Seok Kong
  • Publication number: 20140346716
    Abstract: A handle positioning apparatus outside mould for pre-inserted-handle bottle blow moulding machine, and a method of use thereof. The apparatus comprises a sliding block base, a handle positioning assembly, and a bottle pre-form positioning assembly. The bottle pre-form positioning assembly is provided in the middle of the sliding block base, and the handle positioning assembly is provided at one end of the sliding block base. The method of use thereof involves the handle positioning apparatus outside mould carrying a bottle pre-form being placed on a bottle pre-form conveying track; at the awaiting blow moulding position, a handle is placed into the handle positioning apparatus outside mould, and the same is transported into the mould where the bottle will be blown and once completed, is discharged via the bottle pre-form conveying track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Keqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8894399
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method of injection molding with two molding steps and tools for this method are described. The transfer tool for high-volume manufacturing allows transfer of molded parts from one injection molding tool to another injection molding tool without separating the molded part from runners and without degating. The single step transfer, which can be performed without degating and without separating the molded parts from one another, can reduce cycle time as well as complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Craig M. Stanley, William Bredall, Kurt R. Stiehl
  • Publication number: 20140339732
    Abstract: A molded article manufacturing apparatus includes a conveying device configured to convey an insert member in a vertical attitude, and a die including a positioning pin configured to pierce the insert member which has been conveyed by the conveying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki ASANUMA
  • Publication number: 20140327187
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for molding composite articles are disclosed. The method generally involves the saturation of reinforcing fibers (e.g. glass fibers, carbon fibers, etc.) with a matrix (e.g. resin, epoxy, cyanate ester, vinyl ester, polyester, etc.) in/on a mold using a conventional resin transfer molding (“RTM”) process (e.g. “RTM-light”) or a vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (“VARTM”) process (e.g. advanced VARTM or “A-VARTM”), and, once saturation is completed, the vibration of the matrix-infused fibers using controlled ultrasonic sound waves transmitted through the mold. By vibrating the matrix-infused fibers with the ultrasonic sound waves, the method and apparatus allow voids present between fibers to be closed and localized pockets of gases to be dislodged and degassed, and also allow the fibers to compact, thereby producing composite articles with reduced porosity and higher compaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Hurdle