Endless Surface Means To Shape Fluent Material Patents (Class 425/115)
  • Patent number: 11312619
    Abstract: MEMS-based sensors can experience undesirable signal frequencies caused by vibrations, shocks, and accelerations, among other phenomena. A microisolation system can isolate individual MEMS-based sensors from undesirable signal frequencies and shocks. An embodiment of a system for microisolation of a MEMS-based sensor can include an isolation platform connected to one or more folded springs. Another embodiment of a system for microisolation can include an isolation platform and/or a frame connected to a mesh damping mechanism. In at least one embodiment, a mesh damping mechanism can be a microfibrous metal mesh damper. In one or more embodiments, a system for microisolation can include an isolation platform connected to one or more L-shaped springs, and a thickness of the one or more L-shaped springs can be less than a thickness of the isolation platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: EngeniusMicro, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. English, Michael S. Kranz, Carl Rudd
  • Patent number: 9694566
    Abstract: A building board is finished in a first processing station via laterally operating processing means, where-in a first edge strip is glued along a first edge side of body element of the building board. In a second processing station a primary surface layer is glued, by vertically operating processing means, to cover the entire primary main side and the primary side of the first edge stripe. Thereafter, a vertical pressure is applied over the body element and the first edge stripe across a working direction while the body element and the first edge stripe pass the second processing station in such a manner that a primary side of the first edge stripe is brought in level with a primary main side of the body element when passing the second processing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Oneday Wall AB
    Inventor: Peter Lindberg
  • Patent number: 9592643
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a lens array includes a first lens forming unit that has a plurality of blades forming partition walls on a polymer substrate on which a parallax image is formed and a plurality of nozzles discharging a polymer, a detecting unit that detects a position of the parallax image, and a scanning control unit that adjusts a scanning start position of the first lens forming unit based on the position of the parallax image detected by the detecting unit and controls forming of the partition walls by the blades and discharging of the polymer to a region between the partition walls through the nozzle on a surface of the polymer substrate on which the parallax image is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keishi Shimizu, Shin Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9032902
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus for activated carbon filters has a non-woven cloth machine, a rolling module, a sprayer and a hot-pressing cylinder. The non-woven cloth machine is used to manufacture a body of non-woven cloth and has a processing segment. The rolling module is mounted at the processing segment to heat and melt the body of non-woven cloth. The sprayer is mounted above the rolling module to spray activated carbon powder on the body of non-woven cloth. The hot-pressing cylinder is mounted at the processing segment to heat and press the activated carbon powder with the body of non-woven cloth. The activated carbon powder can be securely attached to the body of non-woven cloth by the manufacturing apparatus to provide a preferred quality of the activated carbon filters and to reduce the cost of manufacturing the activated carbon filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: I-Chung Liao
  • Publication number: 20150115495
    Abstract: An imprinting method includes applying a forming material onto a glass sheet, forming a concavo-convex layer on the glass sheet by holding a layer of the forming material between the glass sheet and a mold and transferring a concavo-convex pattern of the mold to the layer of the forming material, and cutting a laminated sheet including the glass sheet and the concavo-convex layer. The forming material is applied to a position distant from a cutting position of the cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi SAKAMOTO, Kosuke TAKAYAMA, Yuriko KAIDA
  • Patent number: 9011126
    Abstract: A machine for continuous casting of pre-mortared masonry panels includes a rotatable continuous mold for continuously forming pre-mortared masonry panels and an application system for applying polymeric material to the continuous mold as the continuous mold rotates. The machine also includes a brick setter system for setting bricks onto the polymeric material as the continuous mold rotates. The machine further includes a cutting device for cutting the bricks and polymeric material into panels to form the pre-mortared masonry panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Grassi
  • Patent number: 8939752
    Abstract: A mold comprising alumina having a microscopic pattern, in which distances between adjacent recesses or salients therein are not longer than wavelength of visible light, formed by anodic oxidation on a surface of an aluminum pre-mold without a rolling mark, wherein height or depth difference at a crystal grain boundary is 300 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Uozu, Eiko Okamoto, Katsuhiro Kojima, Satoshi Sakuma, Hideki Masuda, Takashi Yanagishita
  • Publication number: 20150011706
    Abstract: Various methods and systems of making inorganic fiber/flake reinforced composites having a thermoplastic matrix are disclosed. The methods use systems similar to those used to make inorganic fiber/flake reinforced products having a thermoset matrix, but the systems and methods are modified to use thermoplastic precursor monomer(s) followed by in situ polymerization of the monomer(s) during and/or following forming of the desired shape of the products. These methods permit the manufacture of superior inorganic fiber reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites in large and very large shapes heretofore not possible, or practical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Jawed Asrar, Thomas E. Burghardt, Rajappa Tadepalli
  • Patent number: 8905739
    Abstract: A system and method of layerwise production of a tangible object (5), they system comprising a construction shape (6) to form a liquid layer to be brought in contact with the tangible object; solidifying means (9) for solidifying a predetermined area of a layer (10) of the liquid (3), so as to obtain a solid layer (14) of the tangible object (5), the solid layer thus having a predetermined shape, separating means (18; 19?; 19?) for separating said solid layer from said construction shape; moving means (18) for moving, relative to one another, the construction shape (6) to a predetermined position relative to the tangible object (5), for carrying out a successive such method cycle for solidifying a predetermined area of a successive such liquid layer; the system is arranged to provide a limited volume of liquid adhered to the construction shape to form a liquid layer of limited height that does not contact the tangible object; wherein said moving of said construction shape and said solidifying of said predeter
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Adrianus Johannes Petrus Maria Vermeer, Herman Hendrikus Maalderink, Jacobus Hubertus Theodoor Jamar, Andries Rijfers, Mark Herman Else Vaes
  • Publication number: 20140335212
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus for activated carbon filters has a non-woven cloth machine, a rolling module, a sprayer and a hot-pressing cylinder. The non-woven cloth machine is used to manufacture a body of non-woven cloth and has a processing segment. The rolling module is mounted at the processing segment to heat and melt the body of non-woven cloth. The sprayer is mounted above the rolling module to spray activated carbon powder on the body of non-woven cloth. The hot-pressing cylinder is mounted at the processing segment to heat and press the activated carbon powder with the body of non-woven cloth. The activated carbon powder can be securely attached to the body of non-woven cloth by the manufacturing apparatus to provide a preferred quality of the activated carbon filters and to reduce the cost of manufacturing the activated carbon filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: I-CHUNG LIAO
  • Patent number: 8864483
    Abstract: A machine for manufacturing an electrode tape is disclosed. The machine includes a conveyor, a conductive structure coil, an adhesive material supply unit and a curing unit. The conveyor includes a molding belt with at least one groove and a roller used to drive the molding belt. The conductive structure coil is adapted to provide a conductive structure to the at least one groove of the molding belt. The adhesive material supply unit is adapted to provide an adhesive material to a surface of the molding belt. The curing unit is adapted to cure the adhesive material provided on the surface of the molding belt into a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Neo Solar Power Corp.
    Inventors: Ching-Huang Lin, Rong-Chang Liang, Pei-Chang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8845314
    Abstract: A lens manufacturing apparatus includes a concave-convex shape forming unit that makes a notch in the surface of a workpiece to form a concave-convex shape portion, a resin supply unit that supplies resin for a lens onto the surface of the workpiece, a resin curing unit that cures the supplied resin for a lens, a moving unit that moves the concave-convex shape forming unit, the resin supply unit, and the resin curing unit relative to the workpiece, and a control unit that controls driving of the concave-convex shape forming unit, the resin supply unit, the resin curing unit, and the moving unit so as to form the concave-convex shape portion extending in a predetermined direction, supply the resin for a lens between adjacent concave-convex shape portions and cure the supplied resin for a lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Yasuda, Keishi Shimizu, Yoshio Nishihara
  • Publication number: 20140284826
    Abstract: A device includes a feed unit containing hot melted UV curable glue, a first pressing roller defining a first central axis, a second pressing roller defining a second central axis, and two UV lamp assemblies received in the two pressing rollers respectively. The first pressing roller rotates about the first central axis in a first direction. The second pressing roller rotates about the second central axis in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The first central axis and the second central axis are arranged on a common horizontal plane and parallel to each other. A molding channel is formed between the two pressing rollers. The two pressing rollers cooperatively press the hot melted UV curable glue transmitted into the molding channel from the feed unit. The UV lamp assemblies emit UV light beams to solidify the pressed UV curable glue to form an optical film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Patent number: 8834145
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gypsum board forming device which provides improved slurry spread. The device includes a forming table with an arcuate or angled profile that promotes a uniform slurry spread. An arcuate or angled hinge plate can also be included to further promote the uniform distribution of slurry prior to an extrusion plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P Fahey
  • Patent number: 8828295
    Abstract: A sealing unit for sealing a gap between a pair of surfaces includes a nozzle for injecting sealant into the gap, rollers, an endless track round the rollers, and a curing device. The sealing unit is moved along the length of the gap. A sealant is injected into the gap from the nozzle and the track is rotated around the rollers as they are moved along the length of the gap. The track is pressed onto first and second surfaces so the sealant in the gap is constrained by the track to lie substantially flush with the first and second surfaces. The sealing unit is moved along the length of the gap at a rate such that the sealant becomes sufficiently cured when it is in contact with the track so that the track can be peeled away from the sealant as the track rotates round the second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventor: Jeremy Bradley
  • Publication number: 20140203470
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for forming a layered mat of non-oriented particles in a particle board production process, comprising first rollers for size-fractionating a continuous stream of particles into a first and a second fraction; second rollers arranged lower than the first rollers, to receive the first fraction, the second rollers being capable of further size-fractionating said first fraction; and third rollers arranged lower than the second rollers, for receiving said second fraction, the third rollers being capable for further size-fractionating said second fraction; the apparatus further comprising a receiving surface, movable along a longitudinal dimension of the apparatus, and arranged to receive said fractionated first fraction and said fractionated second fraction from said second and third rollers, at different longitudinal positions; wherein the first rollers and the third rollers are pin-type rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: IKEA INDUSTRY AB
    Inventors: Juuso Mäkiaho, Achim Iredi
  • Patent number: 8777602
    Abstract: A system and method for layer-by-layer production of an object is provided. The system includes a construction shape having a carrying surface adapted for carrying a layer of build material, a plate having a holding surface adapted for holding an object in an object build area, a moveable reservoir having a plurality of containment surfaces defining a containment area adapted for containing a volume of build material within the moveable reservoir, and an exposure unit adapted for exposing at least a portion of the layer of build material in the object build area so that the portion of the layer of build material solidifies to form a solidified layer of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Tobgepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Adrianus Johannes Petrus Maria Vermeer, Herman Hendrikus Maalderink, Jacobus Hubertus Theodoor Jamar, Andries Rijfers, Mark Herman Else Vaes
  • Publication number: 20140166185
    Abstract: A liner tube for repairing existing pipes is provided. The liner tube is sufficiently flexible to lie substantially flat under its own weight thereby defining an upper portion and a lower portion. The liner tube includes an inner layer, an outer layer disposed around the inner layer, a first intermediate layer disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer, the first intermediate layer being wrapped around the inner layer to overlap itself and define a first overlap portion in the upper portion, and a second intermediate layer disposed between the first intermediate layer and the outer layer, the second intermediate layer being wrapped around the first intermediate layer to overlap itself and define a second overlap portion in the lower portion. The first and second intermediate layers include a porous material and the inner layer includes material substantially impermeable to liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Rene Quitter
  • Publication number: 20140141961
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system (10) for forming pressed articles by pressing powder or granules, the system comprising the following apparatuses: a powder discharge assembly (12); a no-cavity press assembly (20) including: an bottom plate (22) that is the same size or greater than the pressed articles, a constraining means to isolate a portion of powder, and a top punch (24); and a conveyor (14) to transport the powder and/or pressed articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicants: MASS S.P.A., VECOR IP HOLDINGS LTD
    Inventors: Sandor Koszo, Lodovico Bardelli
  • Patent number: 8678807
    Abstract: The invention relates to molding systems and related methods. In one aspect of the invention, a molding apparatus includes a first cylindrical roll that is rotatably coupled to a frame and an adjacent pressure device, the frame is configured so that a substrate can pass through a nip formed between the first cylindrical roll and the pressure device while a portion of the substrate extends laterally beyond at least the frame and the first cylindrical roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Shawn C. Banker, Ernesto S. Tachauer, William P. Clune
  • Patent number: 8678805
    Abstract: A system and method for layer-by-layer production of an object is provided. The system includes a construction shape having a carrying surface adapted for carrying a layer of build material, a plate having a holding surface adapted for holding an object in an object build area, a moveable reservoir having a plurality of containment surfaces defining a containment area adapted for containing a volume of build material within the moveable reservoir, and an exposure unit adapted for exposing at least a portion of the layer of build material in the object build area so that the portion of the layer of build material solidifies to form a solidified layer of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets BV
    Inventors: Adrianus Johannes Petrus Maria Vermeer, Herman Hendrikus Maalderink, Jacobus Hubertus Theodoor Jamar, Andries Rijfers, Mark Herman Else Vaes, Brian Bauman, Richard Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140035188
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for automatic and hands-free threading of an elastomeric mix into a calender set of rolls comprising one or more pairs of rolls that have a nip between them. A wedge is provided with a tip that is positioned downstream from the nip and at a predetermined distance from the nip. As the rolls of the nip are rotated, the tip of the edge removes all, or a desired portion of, the elastomeric mix from a first roll of the nip so as to transfer the elastomeric mix to a second roll of the nip. The tip of the wedge may be placed into contact with the first roll. The wedge may also have an arcuate surface, shaped e.g., like the outer surface of the first roll, and positioned a predetermined distance from the outer surface of the first roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A., COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventor: Mathieu LEBLANC
  • Publication number: 20140023741
    Abstract: A machine for continuous casting of pre-mortared masonry panels includes a rotatable continuous mold for continuously forming pre-mortared masonry panels and an application system for applying polymeric material to the continuous mold as the continuous mold rotates. The machine also includes a brick setter system for setting bricks onto the polymeric material as the continuous mold rotates. The machine further includes a cutting device for cutting the bricks and polymeric material into panels to form the pre-mortared masonry panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Theresa Grassi
  • Publication number: 20130269768
    Abstract: A method for producing a continuous film of at least one solar cell module comprises the steps of depositing (8) a material forming a release layer onto a surrogate substrate in the form of a belt (1) being moved in a continuous loop, depositing (12, 14, 17) layers forming a solar cell film onto said release layer, applying (25) a first protective plastic layer onto the solar cell film, separating (31) a film including at least said solar cell film and said plastic layer attached thereto from said belt, and applying (35) a second protective plastic layer on the side of said film separated opposite to said first protective plastic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Bengt Skörelid, Thomas Larsson
  • Publication number: 20130061777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for the production of gypsum board using starch pellets. In accordance with the present disclosure, the starch necessary for board formation is provided in the form of starch pellets. These pellets are mixed with a gypsum slurry in a mixer. The pellets are initially insoluble and do not dissolve. However, during subsequent drying stages, the pellets become soluble and dissolve into the gypsum phase. This both provides the desired starch component and also results in the formation of voids within the set gypsum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED GYPSUM, INC.
    Inventors: John W. College, Shane Libunao, Mark Harris
  • Patent number: 8382463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing structured optical materials. It also relates to a device for producing structured optical materials, and to use of the method. In order to create a novel, continuous method for the production of structured optical materials, which is more economical than the known production method, it is proposed within the scope of the invention that optical material be applied to a carrier, a carrier or protective film be laminated onto the optical material, the resulting laminate be exposed to light and thereby structured, and subsequently a delamination of at least one of the films be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien Gemeinnuetzige Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Peter W. Oliveira, Peter Rogin, Michael Gros, Martin Amlung, Michael Veith
  • Publication number: 20130037986
    Abstract: Method, system and resin sheet for producing fiber-reinforced molded parts (SMC) by extrusion in a molding press from a fiber-reinforced resin sheet which is continuously produced in a flat web installation. At least one resin base layer is combined with fibers in a mixing device, is subsequently mixed in a fulling and saturating device, and is finally matured in a thickening device to form a continuous resin sheet, wherein the continuous resin sheet is cut to form cut sheets and is then transferred, either directly or joined in a structure with other cut sheets, by a transfer device to a tool of a molding press in which it is then pressed to form a fiber-reinforced molded part. Reinforcements are applied on at least one resin base layer for forming a reinforcement zone which is delimited in length and/or width relative to at least one resin base layer before joining the resin base layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Matthias Graf
  • Patent number: 8333582
    Abstract: A method and machine for sealing at least one cut edge of a foam board is disclosed. The foam board has a top surface, a bottom surface and at least one cut edge extending between the top surface and the bottom surface. The cut edge is passed over a heated roller to soften the edge and then passed over a second roller having a temperature that is lower than the temperature of the first roller which seals the edge. The cut edge may be milled to square the edge relative to the top and bottom of the board before the cut edge is passed over the heated roller. Additional pairs of rollers may be provided to seal the top surface and the bottom surface of the foam board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander James Kidwell, Stephen Idziur, Thomas Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20120292809
    Abstract: A system for providing shape and/or surface features to a moldable material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, at least two first opposed flat endless belts spaced apart a first distance, with each having an inner surface and an outer surface. The system also includes at least two second opposed flat endless belts disposed substantially orthogonal to the first two opposed endless belts and spaced apart a second distance. A mold cavity is defined at least in part by the inner surfaces of the at least two opposed flat endless belts. The system further includes a drive mechanism for imparting motion to at least two of the opposed flat endless belts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: CENTURY-BOARD USA, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Taylor, Wade H. Brown
  • Patent number: 8313320
    Abstract: A micro-lens array fabrication apparatus includes a first roller, a second roller, a molding member, and a cooling member. The first roller and the second roller revolve cooperatively to position portions of a substrate on the molding member while maintaining a tension on the substrate. The molding member includes a shaft and two caps connected to opposites ends of the shaft. The shaft defines a through hole and rows of molding holes in a lateral surface thereof, and forms heaters in the though hole. The heaters heat up the substrate till molten, and the air is driven to blow the molten substrate into the molding holes and form a row of micro-lens structures on the currently positioned portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8303284
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a porous body that forms an expandable slurry containing at least inorganic powder, a foaming agent, and a binder into a sheet, causes the expandable slurry sheet to be foamed and baked, and thereby produces the porous body, the apparatus includes: a mixer preparing the expandable slurry by containing inorganic powder, a foaming agent, and a binder; a die-coater that has a discharge opening which discharges the expandable slurry provided from the mixer to an external thereof so as to shape the expandable slurry into a sheet; and a carrier sheet arranged so as to face the discharge opening of the die-coater with a gap interposed therebetween, and feeding the expandable slurry discharged from the discharge opening, wherein a flow path of the expandable slurry from inside the mixer to the discharge opening of the die-coater is hermetically sealed from an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji Tsujimoto, Takumi Shibuya, Hiroki Ueno, Sakae Akiyama, Masahiro Wada
  • Patent number: 8282959
    Abstract: Branched end reactants having two or three functional groups at the ends are disclosed. The branched end reactants are used to prepare crosslinked hydrogel tissue adhesives, which have a good balance of mechanical properties in an aqueous environment. Kits comprising the branched end reactants and methods for applying a coating to an anatomical site on tissue of a living organism are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel David Arthur, Garret D. Figuly
  • Patent number: 8236231
    Abstract: Injection molding, parts onto a carrier web (34) located between mold halves (18,20). Flow of polymer melt into the mold is assisted by application of ultrasonic energy to the mold cavity. After the molding operation, mold halves are separated, and the carrier web is advanced, or indexed, to a next position for another molding sequence. Molding apparatus comprises a moving mold face (20), that can move toward and away from a first mold member (18) (which can be stationary) in which the mold cavity is located, a means (24,25,26,30,32) for moving and/or indexing carrier web between the first mold member and the moving mold face, means (16) to inject polymer melt into the mold cavity, and an ultrasonic system (42) providing ultrasonic energy to the mold cavity. The carrier web can transport molded parts to subsequent process steps, such as coating, drying, inspection, curing, assembly or packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dennis E. Ferguson, Satinder K. Nayar, Peter T. Benson, Stanley Rendon, Donald L. Pochardt, James N. Dobbs, Daniel H. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8221109
    Abstract: A material layering device. A material layering device may include a first pinning roller and a second pinning roller. The distance between the first pinning roller and the second pinning roller is less than a diameter of an substrate. The device also includes a return system, wherein the return system comprises a plurality of rollers. The device also includes a belt, which may have a first loop portion disposed between and protruding beyond the first pinning roller and the second pinning roller. The first loop portion also wraps about an intended substrate along an arc greater than about 180 degrees. The device further includes a feed portion coupled to the first loop and extending outwardly from the second pinning roller opposite the first loop and providing a surface upon which a sheet can be placed. Furthermore, the device also includes an adjustment mechanism coupled to one of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Gold Tip, LLC
    Inventor: Marvin Carlston
  • Patent number: 8206539
    Abstract: A roofing panel, a roof, an array of roofing panels, and a method of manufacturing a roofing panel by transporting a capstock layer of the roofing panel through a moving belt mold, and forming a polymeric material in situ against the outer layer while in a mold cavity of the moving belt mold. The capstock layer is vacuum formed to shape and form a plurality of roofing shingles and to impress the shingles with surface topography features simulating natural materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8177541
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gypsum board forming device which provides improved slurry spread. The device includes a forming table with an arcuate or angled profile that promotes a uniform slurry spread. An arcuate or angled hinge plate can also be included to further promote the uniform distribution of slurry prior to an extrusion plate. As a result of the improved slurry spread, gypsum board with increased strength and durability can be created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Certain Teed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Fahey
  • Patent number: 8172564
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for producing a polymeric film that accurately replicates a complex mold surface at least a portion of which surface has microstructured or nano-structured dimensions. A polymeric powder is electrodeposited on an underlying mold surface. Then the powder is cured to create a polymeric film. Finally the film is removed from the mold surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: 10x Technology LLC
    Inventor: Robert M. Pricone
  • Publication number: 20120070524
    Abstract: A mold for processing an optical film includes a substrate defining a microstructure on an outer surface thereof for printing a pattern on the optical film, an aluminum oxide film, and a hydrophobic fluorinated self-assembled monolayer film. The aluminum oxide film is formed on an outer surface of the substrate by atomic layer deposition. The hydrophobic fluorinated self-assembled monolayer film is formed on an outer surface of the aluminum oxide film. The mold provides easy release of the hydrophobic fluorinated self-assembled monolayer film and protection for the mold from abrasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20120040036
    Abstract: A film producing system for producing optical film includes a glue dispenser, a conveyor including a flexible base, a compression molding device, and a light curing device. The glue dispenser is configured for receiving glue therein and dispensing the glue onto the flexible base. The flexible base is configured for carrying the glue dispensed thereon from the glue dispenser to the compression molding device. The compression molding apparatus configured for press molding the glue dispensed on the flexible base to a predetermined shape. The flexible base is configured for carrying the shaped glue from the compression molding device to the light curing device. The light curing device is configured for curing the glue shaped by the compression molding device. The compression molding device includes a rotating pressing roller and a fixed pressing blocking configured for shaping the glue on the flexible base to the predetermined shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SEI-PING LOUH
  • Patent number: 8100680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double-conveyor type apparatus for manufacturing a floor mat adapted to be disposed on a floor surface in an operating room in an industrial site, in various buildings or vehicles, or in an office room or house so as to reduce the impact or load transmitted to a human body and to prevent the sliding thereon, wherein the double-conveyor type apparatus includes a double-conveyor system having upper and lower conveyors formed of a plurality of unit upper and lower molds standardized to a given size and in series connected to each other is operated to allow a material of the floor mat to be passed thereon, thereby manufacturing the floor mat, such that the mass production of the floor mat can be simply and rapidly achieved to enhance the productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Yong Chae Jeong
  • Patent number: 8087917
    Abstract: A plant for manufacturing a continuous latex foam layer (2) to form mattresses (6) provided with cells (5). The plant comprises a plurality of laying planes (7) provided with a plurality of separate tables (13) separately arranged side by side to form a surface for the foam deposit. Each table comprises protuberances (14) and the arrangement of the protuberances on a table can differ from that of the juxtaposed tables in order to create supporting areas for the different body parts of the user. Preferably the tables (13) with their protuberances (14) are slidably fitted onto the laying planes (7) and can be easily and quickly replaced with separately provided tables having protuberances (14) differently arranged in order to meet the support capacity values required by different users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sapsa Bedding SRL
    Inventors: Luciano Abrigo, Pasquale De Michele, Renzo Villa
  • Publication number: 20110268830
    Abstract: A micro-lens array fabrication apparatus includes a first roller, a second roller, a molding member, and a cooling member. The first roller and the second roller revolve cooperatively to position portions of a substrate on the molding member while maintaining a tension on the substrate. The molding member includes a shaft and two caps connected to opposites ends of the shaft. The shaft defines a through hole and rows of molding holes in a lateral surface thereof, and forms heaters in the though hole. The heaters heat up the substrate till molten, and the air is driven to blow the molten substrate into the molding holes and form a row of micro-lens structures on the currently positioned portion of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 7993552
    Abstract: The invention relates to composite compositions having a matrix of polymer networks and dispersed phases of particulate or fibrous materials. The matrix is filled with a particulate phase, which can be selected from one or more of a variety of components, such as fly ash particles, axially oriented fibers, fabrics, chopped random fibers, mineral fibers, ground waste glass, granite dust, or other solid waste materials. A system for providing shape and/or surface features to a moldable material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, at least two first opposed flat endless belts spaced apart a first distance, with each having an inner surface and an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Century-Board USA LLC
    Inventor: Wade Brown
  • Patent number: 7993553
    Abstract: The invention relates to composite compositions having a matrix of polymer networks and dispersed phases of particulate or fibrous materials. The matrix is filled with a particulate phase, which can be selected from one or more of a variety of components, such as fly ash particles, axially oriented fibers, fabrics, chopped random fibers, mineral fibers, ground waste glass, granite dust, or other solid waste materials. A system for providing shape and/or surface features to a moldable material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, at least two first opposed flat endless belts spaced apart a first distance, with each having an inner surface and an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Century-Board USA LLC
    Inventor: Wade Brown
  • Patent number: 7985003
    Abstract: A forming mold of a light-emitting member includes a frame, an upper mold and a lower mold, and the frame is provided with carriers, pins and supporting portions. The upper and lower molds match with each other to provide a forming space for the base of the light-emitting member. The forming space contains the carriers and a part of the supporting portions. One or more projections are disposed at the position where the brinks of the upper and lower molds contact the supporting portions. After injection molding, the burrs formed by a plastic material along the supporting portions can be concealed in the recesses that are formed corresponding to each of the projections, thereby reducing the influence of the burrs on the external size of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Lung Su, Chin-Chang Hsu, Hsuan-Chi Liu
  • Patent number: 7980839
    Abstract: Wide panels of UHMWPE having exceptional flatness and surface quality are ram extruded through a slit die equipped with a plurality of individually adjustable cooling zones proximate the panel exit slit and transverse to the machine direction, which cool the panel while the panel is restrained by a back pressure device and preferably a vertical movement restraint. The process is robust and can be run for long product campaigns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Quadrant EPP AG
    Inventors: Joseph V. Gregg, Wesley Allen Kohler, Lyle D. Berning
  • Publication number: 20110111121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a thin film by depositing, in a vacuum, particles emitted from a film forming source (27) on a substrate (21). Specifically, the particles are deposited on the substrate (21) in a state where a movable endless belt (11) is disposed between the film forming source (27) and the substrate (21) so that a film forming area DA is defined on a surface of the substrate (21) by the endless belt (11), whose moving path has a forward path and a return path that are formed between the film forming source (27) and the substrate (21). Typically, the substrate (21) is an elongated substrate having flexibility. The particles are deposited on the substrate (21) that is being transferred from a feed roller (23) to a take-up roller (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Honda, Yuma Kamiyama, Yasuharu Shinokawa, Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110088981
    Abstract: A process for producing a support belt for an elevator system includes steps of: placing at least one cable-shaped tension support in position; embedding the tension support in a first belt layer made from a first plasticizable material to produce a partial belt having a first outer surface and a surface which forms a connecting plane, wherein parts of the tension support project out of the connecting plane and at least parts of the projecting portion of the tension support are covered by the first plasticizable material; and integrally forming a second belt layer made from a second plasticizable material on the connecting surface of the partial belt and the projecting portions of the tension support so as to produce a support belt having the first outer surface on the side of the first belt layer and a second outer surface on the side of the second belt layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Franco Urbani, Ernst Ach
  • Publication number: 20110020482
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a transferring arrangement arranged for delivering doses of plastic material to a compression-molding device. The transferring arrangement includes a containing arrangement arranged for receiving the doses and a movement-promoting arrangement received in the containing arrangement and movable with respect to the containing arrangement for delivering the doses to the compression-molding device. The movement-promoting arrangement is made at least partially of a porous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Zeno Zuffa, Giambattista Cavina, Fiorenzo Parrinello
  • Publication number: 20110014312
    Abstract: A method for forming thin edible pieces uses two continuous belts that cooperate to form a fill cavity. An edible mass, such as chocolate, is flowed into the fill cavity where it forms an edible blank which is transported on a belt path with the two belts moving in tandem. After the edible blank is released from the first or second continuous belt, a three-dimensional shape may be imparted to the edible blank at a forming station using one or more stamping dies or a forming drum. Using the techniques and apparatus described herein, novel edible products, and particularly novel chocolate products, can be made having shape characteristics that cannot be obtained using known molding or forming techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: James M. Suttle, Thomas M. Collins, George Graham, Alfred V. Camporini, Jennifer Tomasso