Preform Stock Acting As Reaction Shaping Surface Cooperating With Recessed Fluent Stock Shaping Means Patents (Class 425/127)
  • Patent number: 11919210
    Abstract: A method of injecting potting material into at least a portion of a workpiece, comprises positioning a potting press, containing the potting material, over a target area of the workpiece. The target area contains openings, passing entirely through the workpiece. Simultaneously with positioning the potting press over the target area of the workpiece, the potting material is injected into each one of the openings within the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Appleyard
  • Patent number: 11697231
    Abstract: Golf ball methods and molds for quickly and efficiently eliminating air/gas from within a mold while better centering a subassembly in the mold during golf ball manufacture and the improved golf balls resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ajay Vora, John M. Thornton, Kevin J. Rice, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 11566878
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing powder for firearm ammunition and associated methods. The dispenser can include a hopper, a conveyor, a scale sensor, a dispensing head, a dispenser controller, and a tangible storage medium storing instructions executable by the dispenser controller. The dispensing head is movable to a plurality of dispensing positions to dispense ammunition powder to a plurality of cases from the plurality of dispensing positions. In some embodiments, the dispensing head moves between a home position, where the dispensing head receives powder from the conveyor, and the plurality of dispensing positions, where the dispensing head delivers loads of powder from the conveyor to individual ammunition cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Justin Burke, James Tayon, Timothy S. Kinney, Michael Cottrell, Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Brian Steere, Mark Dalton, Kyle Martin, Michael Lindsay, Anthony Vesich, Brett Eckelkamp, Seth Wheeler, Ryan Varnum, Matthew Kinamore, Curtis Smith, Jarrod Grove
  • Patent number: 11529755
    Abstract: Golf ball molds and methods for molding golf balls, particularly golf balls having thermoplastic polyurethane covers, are provided. The molds and methods are particularly suitable for manufacturing covers for golf balls. Multi-piece golf balls having inner cores, outer cores, inner covers, and intermediate layers can be made. Retractable pins are used for holding the golf ball within the mold, wherein each retractable pin has a primary vent section, secondary vent section, and tertiary vent section for removing air and other gasses from the interior spherical cavity of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ajay Vora, John M. Thornton
  • Patent number: 11504512
    Abstract: In the preferred embodiment, a method of making microneedles comprises i) providing a microneedle template (300) having a plurality of microneedles cavities (360) on one surface, ii) preparing a casting solution (320) comprising at least one matrix material and its solvent, iii) subjecting said microneedle template (300) to a vacuum pressure for a length of time to deprive it of air, iv) dispensing the casting solution (320) over the air-deprived microneedle template, v) allowing the casting solution (320) to be drawn into the air-deprived microneedle cavities (360) completely, and vi) allowing the dissolving microneedles to solidify or dry in a controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Chee Yen Lim
  • Patent number: 11351701
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method of industrial composite manufacturing. The method combines the resin transferring molding method with vacuum process and compression process in appropriate orders for achieving high quality products. In the curing process, microwaves are used to harden the plastic resin in the mold. Specifically, the main steps of the method are following: step 1: preparation of materials and equipment; Step 2: Disposition of the reinforced fibers/fabrics and mold closing at the extend position; Step 3: Vacuum and transfer plastic resin into the mold; Step 4: Mold closing by compression pressure; Step 5: Plastic resin curing by using a microwave system; Step 6: Open the mold and take the composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: VIETTEL GROUP
    Inventors: Anh Vu Nguyen, Trong Dai Vu, Ky Nam Pham
  • Patent number: 11292214
    Abstract: A method for molding a composite material and a device for molding a composite material are provided which are able to suppress the occurrence of voids in a composite material and improve the mechanical characteristics and appearance quality of the composite material. In the method for molding a composite material (10), a seal region (270) including a cavity (250) in which a reinforcing base material (11) is disposed and an outer peripheral region (260) that communicates with an outer periphery of the cavity is air-tightly sealed by means of a first sealing member (310). Then, an operation of suctioning a gas from the outer peripheral region to evacuate the gas in the seal region is started, and a resin (12) is injected into a part of the cavity. Next, a mold (200) is clamped to provide a liquid-tight seal between the cavity and the outer peripheral region by means of a second sealing member (320) while pressing the resin to fill the cavity with the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihisa Otsuki, Katsuhiro Usui
  • Patent number: 11230041
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a fiber-reinforced injection molded component includes an injection mold half with a mold cavity and a receiving chamber open to the mold cavity. A band section of a fiber-reinforced plastics band is fed into the receiving chamber through a feed channel and a first clamping device arranged in an initial region of the receiving chamber and a second clamping device arranged in an end region of the receiving chamber clamp the fiber-reinforced plastics band section within the receiving chamber. A first cut-through device arranged in the initial region of the receiving chamber and a second cut-through device arranged in the end region of the receiving chamber cut the band section such that an injection molded component formed in the cavity of the mold includes the cut fiber-reinforced plastics band section and a fiber-reinforced injection molded component is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Baranowski, Maik Broda, Markus Franzen, Pascal Rebmann
  • Patent number: 11187084
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fan blade for a gas turbine engine. The method includes providing a compression mould having an internal mould surface corresponding to an outer profile of a fan blade, providing opposing first and second laminates to form a shell corresponding to the mould surface, each laminate comprising a lay-up of plies of fibre reinforcement material, applying a core material comprising quasi-isotropic short fibre reinforced resin in the compression mould so that with the compression mould in a moulding configuration the core material is enclosed by the shell, the core material and the shell forming a pre-form for the fan blade, applying pressure to compress the pre-form so that it conforms to the mould surface, and applying heat to cure the pre-form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Robert C Backhouse, Vincent Gill
  • Patent number: 10309537
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for manufacturing a linerless pressure vessel can be used for manufacturing a high pressure tank, by spinning of continuous fiber in a centrifugal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Min Kang, Jong Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 9688432
    Abstract: A stuffing machine for food products, comprising a framework that supports at least one die, provided with a recess designed to receive a product to be stuffed, and pusher means adapted to translate the product to be stuffed, formed in the die, through a stuffing tube; at least one conveyor is also provided which is adapted to move the die along at least one forward path from at least one loading position, in which the die is adapted to receive the product to be stuffed, to a working position, in which the die is substantially at a region of action of the pusher means, and along at least one return path from the working position to the loading position; the conveyor is adapted to keep the die with the concavity of its recess directed upwardly along the forward path and along the return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INOX MECCANICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Bolzacchini
  • Patent number: 9469059
    Abstract: An apparatus for injecting a two-tone interior panel may include a skin including a surface portion and a folded portion extending from an end of the surface portion, an upper mold under which the skin is disposed, and a lower mold that slides up or down below the upper mold. When the lower mold is elevated, a portion of the lower mold corresponding to the folded portion may come in indirect contact with the upper mold with the folded portion therebetween, and a portion of the lower mold corresponding to the surface portion may form a space between the lower mold and the surface portion into which a first resin is to be injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp.
    Inventor: Byung Seok Kong
  • Patent number: 9216537
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously forming and filling a plastic container is provided. A mold having a mold cavity defines an internal surface and is adapted to accept a preform. A pressure source is operable to draw liquid through the inlet and urge it into the preform. A blow nozzle may be adapted to receive the liquid from the pressure source and transfer the liquid at high pressure into the preform thereby urging the preform to expand toward the internal surface of the mold cavity and create a resultant container. A pressure compensation system can exert a clamping force on the mold in response to the pressure source. The liquid remains within the container as an end product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Discma AG
    Inventors: Brad Wilson, Kirk Edward Maki, George David Lisch
  • Patent number: 9129978
    Abstract: An integrated circuit packaging system, and a method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system thereof, includes: a singulation substrate having an air vent portion having longitudinal grooves in the air vent portion, the longitudinal grooves all parallel to each other; an integrated circuit die attached to the singulation substrate; and a molding compound on the singulation substrate, on the air vent portion, in a portion of the longitudinal grooves, and on the integrated circuit die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: STATS ChipPAC Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaepil Kim, Seokhyun Kim, Daeup Bae, Jaewon Kim, Jaekang Yoo, Sungpil Hur
  • Publication number: 20150140146
    Abstract: A system for filling a variable reflectance vehicular electro-optic element assembly (such as for a rearview mirror assembly) includes a front substrate, a rear substrate and a perimeter seal disposed between the front and rear substrates. The perimeter seal spaces the front and rear substrates apart and forms an interpane cavity therebetween. The perimeter seal has a gap between terminal ends of the perimeter seal to provide a fill port for the mirror reflective element assembly when the front and rear substrates are mated together. The fill port allows an electro-optic medium to flow therethrough during the filling process. During the filling process, the front and rear substrates are fixtured in a chamber with the fill port disposed at an upper portion of the front and rear substrates, with the filling process being one of (i) a gravity feed filling process and (ii) a pressurized filling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Hamid Habibi
  • Patent number: 8998599
    Abstract: An apparatus for injection molding an opening device on a sheet packaging material having a hole possessing an axis, formed through a first layer and sealed by a cover portion of a second layer; comprises a mold cavity coaxially housing the cover portion and comprising a first chamber adapted to be filled with molten plastic material on a first side of the cover portion, and a second tubular chamber projecting along the axis from the first chamber and adapted to be filled with the molten plastic material coming from the first chamber through an annular peripheral portion of the cover portion to form, on a second side of the cover portion, a spout; an annular rib delimiting a passage connecting the first and second chamber and defining, when filled with the plastic material, an annular tearable membrane connection portion between the spout and the plastic material covering the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Martini, Davide Morciano, Elisa Michelini, Ivan Orlandi
  • Patent number: 8992199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dynamic mold seal for use in a molding apparatus to mold a polymeric frame or gasket onto the periphery of a glass sheet. The molding apparatus may be used to form a vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Charles Sitterlet, Robert Ronald Frutig
  • Publication number: 20150057657
    Abstract: A medical balloon comprising a balloon wall formed from a polymeric material, the balloon wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, the balloon wall comprising patterned recesses in the outer surface thereof and flexible circuits disposed within the patterned recesses, the flexible circuits are defined by an outer perimeter, and devices and methods for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert N. Squire, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Derek C. Sutermeister, Patrick A. Haverkost, Timothy A. Ostroot, Martin R. Willard, Daniel J. Horn, Adam J. Royer, Ken Fredrikson
  • Publication number: 20150042007
    Abstract: A mold for coating a pipeline section with molten coating material from an injection molding machine, wherein the mold comprises a shell of impervious material reinforced by an exoskeleton of non-distensible material. An assembly for supporting a mold comprising a plurality of mutually separable shell bodies for coating a pipeline section, wherein the assembly comprises motorized opening and closing of the shell bodies in a straight line. An assembly for supporting a bent pipeline section wherein the assembly comprises a base and a pair of arms extending from the base, wherein each arm comprises a respective clamping collar for clamping a bent pipe section between the arms. A vehicle for induction heating a bent pipeline section, wherein the vehicle comprises: a helical induction coil; and wheels arranged to guide movement of both ends of the induction coil through a tubular inside face of a bent pipeline section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael George, Anthony Dibble, Nicholas Barker
  • Patent number: 8932039
    Abstract: A injection mold machine including a polymer injection assembly, a mold comprising an mold injection half and an mold ejection half, the mold injection half of the mold aligned with the injection assembly for operable mating therewith and the mold injection half adapted for removable, operable mating with the mold ejection half of the mold when aligned therewith, the mold injection half and mold ejection half forming a mold cavity when clamped together adapted to over-mold a portion of an elongated article, a shuttle table supporting the mold ejection half movable between a first position and a second position, where the mold ejection half is aligned with the mold injection half in the first position, and a first basket movable with the shuttle table positioned to contain a portion of the elongated article being over-molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: MJM Industries
    Inventors: Eric S. Wachob, Steven H. Porath, James A. Strubbe
  • 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: 20140377393
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing masonry blocks using a face mix shuttle comprising an angled shovel for depositing a controllable amount of face mix onto a surface of a masonry block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: William H. Karau
  • Patent number: 8911654
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing at least two different discrete edge encapsulated glazings comprising panes of glass of different configuration, the process comprising molding a glazing profile onto at least part of the periphery of each pane of glass in a composite mold. This composite mold comprises multiple different interchangeable mold modules, each mold module comprising at least one mold cavity, and the composite mold therefore has two or more mold cavities configured differently to receive different panes of glass. Fluid elastomeric material is injected into the mold cavities at the same time, so that a glazing profile is molded onto each of the panes of glass concurrently. An injection molding apparatus comprising the composite mold may have multiple injection systems for the different mold cavities, allowing different molding materials to be used. The apparatus also includes a clamp unit having platens to which the multiple mold modules are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventor: Christoph Senge
  • Publication number: 20140347824
    Abstract: A display includes an upper surface adapted to present visual information to a device user and an outer perimeter proximate the upper surface. An optically transparent lens is carried by a housing and overlies the display. The optically transparent lens and the upper portion of the housing together define an upper surface of the portable electronic device. An optically transparent resin is carried between the display and the optically transparent lens. The optically transparent resin includes a perimeter portion disposed between the outer perimeter of the display and the side portion of the housing. The resin can be cured using light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Francis C. Cheo, Anthony P. Gallagher, David K. Lim, Jason P. Wojack, Weihong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140291891
    Abstract: The method for producing a member for applying a cosmetic product comprising: an application portion (3); a longitudinal core (5), housed in the application portion (3); the method comprising the following successive steps: a first step for injecting the application portion (3) into a cavity (29) of a mold (27); a second step for injecting the longitudinal core (5) into the cavity (29) of the mold (27). In the first step, a pin (31) is arranged in the cavity (29) and in the second step, the pin (31) is moved relative to the cavity (29), and the longitudinal core (5) is injected into a space (47) freed up by the pin (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Charnay
  • Patent number: 8834768
    Abstract: A process and a facility for manufacturing foam molded resin articles are provided which facilitate for a secondary material at least partially formed of a synthetic resin to be arranged so as to extend along a curved surface of a mold inner surface, and further to be released from the mold after molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Oota
  • Publication number: 20140240845
    Abstract: There are provided a lens that is molded with high accuracy and a method of molding the lens. The lens has an optical axis and includes a pair of optical functional surfaces on front and rear surfaces thereof. The lens includes an optical functional portion that includes the pair of optical functional surfaces, an edge portion that is provided at an outer periphery of the optical functional portion, and a connecting portion that is provided between the optical functional portion and the edge portion, connects the optical functional portion with the edge portion, and is thinner than the edge portion in a direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumi KOIKE, Seiichi WATANABE, Takayuki FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 8814548
    Abstract: A mold assembly that forms an expansion molded body by expanding foam raw material inside a cavity, includes a first die, a second die that closes together with the first die, wherein a sealed cavity is formed between the first die and the second die when the first die and the second die are closed, and a sealing member that is provided on at least one of the first die or the second die and seals the cavity, wherein at least one of a first space that is on a side of the sealing member that faces the cavity and leads to the cavity, or a second space that is formed inside the sealing member and leads to the cavity, is formed when the first die and the second die are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Murata, Tetsuo Hayashida
  • Patent number: 8790562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dynamic mold seal for use in a method of molding apparatus to mold a polymeric frame or gasket onto the periphery of a glass sheet. The seal and method are preferably utilized to form a vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Charles Sitterlet, Robert Ronald Frutig
  • Patent number: 8782893
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a honeycomb-structured object having a plurality of through holes having ends thereof plugged, including a step of pressing a plugging material against one end surface of a honeycomb-structured object 70 having a plurality of through holes 70a by a plate 20 to fill one ends of the through holes 70a with the plugging material; and a step of protruding a part of a portion in the plate 20 opposed to the one end surface of the honeycomb-structured object 70 toward the one end surface to pull the other part of the portion in the plate 20 opposed to the one end surface of the honeycomb-structured object 70 and the one end surface away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kousuke Uoe, Teruo Komori, Masaharu Mori
  • Publication number: 20140187962
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a method and apparatus for attaching two electrical dies by wire bonding and then encasing the assembly in a protective casting that works by arranging two dies into a fixture conducive to wire bonding. Doped epoxy may be immediately dispensed over the assembly to form a near-net-shape protective cover, or Drive Can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Reiter
  • Patent number: 8753101
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for molding a crash pad for a vehicle, which includes a first metal mold in which an insert cavity is formed, a second metal mold installed opposite the first metal mold, an insert inserted into the insert cavity and having a through-hole toward the first metal mold so as to define a boundary between an upper part and a lower part of the crash pad that is injection-molded by the first and second metal molds, and a resin introducing unit installed in the first metal mold abutting on the insert and having an elastically adjusted space into which molding resin is introduced through the through-hole when an injection pressure exceeds a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Chang Soo Suh, Jin Tae Kim
  • Publication number: 20140132054
    Abstract: A method for producing a cushion element for a vehicle seat, in which a component suitable for forming a three-dimensional separation zone is inserted in a tool, subsequently at least one first foamable mass is introduced into a first space of the tool. On foaming the mass, the component forms a three-dimensional separating element between a first foamed cushion region and a further space within the tool. The component is pressed against a counter-support in the tool during the forming to give a three-dimensional separating element. A suitable tool comprises an upper tool, a lower tool and a counter support for contacting a component taking on a three-dimensional shape. By introducing the three-dimensional mouldable shape into the tool and the subsequent forming thereof to give a three-dimensional separating element, complex formed regions with differing properties, in particular, differing degrees of hardness can be economically generated in a foamed cushion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls GMBH
    Inventors: Horst Steinmeier, Alexander Hasler, Dominik Stoll
  • Patent number: 8708684
    Abstract: In dental crown restoration, a dental shade guide which is selected to match patient's teeth comprises a shade-guide portion and a handle. A molding device for molding the dental shade guide comprises a molding plate having a shade-guide molding portion and a handle-holding groove. The molding plate is closed by a cover. While the handle is held in the handle-holding groove of the molding plate, dental composite resin paste is filled in the shade-guide molding portion and the upper surface of the molding plate is tightly pressed by the inner surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Tokuyama Dental Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Oguri, Hironobu Akizumi
  • Patent number: 8684718
    Abstract: First, a horizontal nozzle is inserted between an upper mold section and a lower mold section in a horizontally extending state. Then, liquid resin is horizontally discharged from a discharge port of the horizontal nozzle. Thus, the liquid resin is supplied into a cavity. Thereafter the upper mold section and the lower mold section are closed. Consequently, an electronic component mounted on a substrate is dipped in the liquid resin stored in the cavity. Therefore, the electronic component is resin-sealed on the substrate by compression molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Towa Corporation, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamada, Tomoyuki Gotoh
  • Publication number: 20140084511
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed which reduce stress formation in potting heads for porous hollow filtration membranes. In one example, there is disclosed a potting sleeve for forming a potting head which includes a first fixed portion and a second portion which is movable relative to the first fixed portion to reduce a peripheral extent thereof. In another example, a method of mounting a porous hollow membrane in a membrane filtration apparatus includes positioning a portion of porous hollow membranes within a mold and introducing a curable potting material into the mold so as to immerse the portion of the porous hollow membranes and at least part of one or more deformable members in the potting material. The method further includes at least partially curing the potting material to form a potting head and removing the potting head and the one or more deformable members from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter Breffni Ackland, Michael Collignon, Ying Hao Tao
  • Publication number: 20140060321
    Abstract: A piston assembly of a reciprocating pump includes a core having a throughbore, a first annular shoulder, a first radial surface that extends from an upper end of the core to a first annular shoulder, and an elastomeric element disposed about the core, where the elastomeric element has a body including a semi-supported section having a first outer radial surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: William H. WHITEFIELD
  • Publication number: 20140035198
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for forming recessed trenches to act with shower pans and other drainable structures, the apparatus comprising one or more tools which employ novel interchangeable components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph R. Cook
  • Patent number: 8616868
    Abstract: A sealant mold for sealing a domed nutplate unit particularly at a lower region about an adhesively attached interface with a substrate such as an aircraft fuel tank wall. The sealant mold is formed from a lightweight plastic material, and includes an inner cap in combination with an outer skirt to define a gap or trough for receiving and supporting a metered quantity of a curable sealant material. The mold is fitted onto a dome of the nutplate unit with an inner cap inboard edge landed onto a dome shoulder. The outer skirt is then displaced downwardly about the landed inner cap to extrude the sealant material about the lower region of the nutplate unit particularly such as the adhesively attached interface with the substrate. The sealant material is allowed to cure, after which the sealant mold can be stripped quickly and easily from the cured sealant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles G. Hutter, III, John M. Cortez
  • Patent number: 8617443
    Abstract: A device for providing the edge of a starting sheet of an electrode used in the electrolytic refining or recovery of metals with a dielectric part comprises a die space, in which the edge of the starting sheet of the electrode can at least partly be fitted, and a feeding device of the dielectric material for feeding the dielectric material into the die space. The device comprises changing members of the volume of the die space for pressing the dielectric material in the die space to that edge of the starting sheet of the electrode, which is at least partly fitted in the die space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Outotec Oyj
    Inventors: Lauri Nordlund, Arto Huotari
  • Patent number: 8602764
    Abstract: A sealant mold for sealing a dome element particularly at a lower region about an interface with a substrate such as an aircraft fuel tank wall. The sealant mold is formed from a lightweight plastic material, and includes an outer cap portion having an opening formed therein, in combination with an integral outer skirt to define a gap or trough for receiving and supporting a metered quantity of a curable sealant material. The mold is slidably fitted onto a dome element with outer skirt displaced downwardly to extrude the sealant material about the lower region of the dome element. The sealant material is allowed to cure, after which the sealant mold can be stripped from the cured sealant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Hutter, III
  • Patent number: 8597009
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for performing film insert molding (FIM) on a 3D shape, such as a traffic light shell or cover. A film is pre-generated for a surface to be covered by the film, and is inserted into a mold. A viscous material is then injected into the mold and the film bonds to the shell as the viscous material cools and hardens. The film includes a material selected to provide one or more of scratch resistance, improved shell hardness, UV protection, corrosion protection etc., and/or may be selected to alter optical characteristics of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Martineau, Eden Dubuc, Christopher L. Bohler
  • Publication number: 20130277877
    Abstract: A production device (20) of a molded foam body includes an upper mold (21) and a lower mold (22) having a cavity (23) formed between mold surfaces (21a, 22a) facing each other, wherein a raw foam material is supplied on the mold surface (22a) of the lower mold (22) and a hard material (3) is detachably arranged on the mold surface (21a) of the upper mold (21), and the raw foam material is foamed in the cavity (23) with the hard material (3) arranged on the mold surface (21a) of the upper mold (21) to form a foam body and a portion other than a projection portion (11) of the hard material (3) is fixed to the foam body to form the molded foam body in which the projection portion (11) projects from the foam body, and wherein on the mold surface (21a) of the upper mold (21), a concave arrangement portion (28) that is opened toward the lower mold (22) side and on which the projection portion (11) is arranged is formed, and a pivotable mold (27) that opens and closes the concave arrangement portion (28) from the lo
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Masakazu Igarashi
  • Patent number: 8556612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an educational method and apparatus for the instruction of basic scientific principles relating to mining. The apparatus consists of a kit for science instruction that comprises a topographic mold, casting compound, and one or more components simulating materials found in nature beneath the surface of the earth. The kit may include a tool for obtaining core samples of the resulting topographic model and may include a topographic map. The components of the kit may be used in conjunction with weight measurement tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Carolina Biological Supply Company
    Inventor: Brian Matthew Kloepfer
  • Publication number: 20130260083
    Abstract: An injection molded carpet mat includes a flexible base having an upper surface defining a carpet recess, and an opposite lower surface. A carpet sheet is secured in the carpet recess by being integrally formed with the base, and having a napped top surface, a bottom surface and a peripheral edge. The lower base surface having a plurality of spaced ribs supporting the carpet bottom surface adjacent the peripheral edge and defining a track on the lower base surface corresponding to the peripheral edge of the carpet sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Price, Michael J. Milella, JR., David A. Reband, Karl J. Mazur, Robert M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8540917
    Abstract: An insert molding method includes holding a plurality of insert members in a molding die to be separated from one another, and subsequently filling a resin into the molding die to fill a gap between the insert members and a periphery thereof with the resin to form an insert molded product such that the insert members are separated at a preset interval from one another. The molding die includes a space-maintaining projection for maintaining a separation interval between the insert members at the preset interval or more, the projection being formed on an inner wall surface of the molding die opposite to a longitudinal end of the insert members, and a gate for filling the resin therethrough into the molding die, the gate being formed on an inner wall surface of the molding die opposite to a side of the insert members in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Akihiro Tanba, Masafumi Kaga
  • Patent number: 8535034
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to intrinsic injection molding gates and a method of overmolding cordage. More specifically, this disclosure relates to a mold configuration wherein the viscous material is first injected into a distributor collar and then into a plurality of intrinsic injection molding gates with are formed between the injection mold and the cordage to be overmolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Karl Hellberg, Cody Archibald
  • Patent number: 8491298
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for the sealing of hard shell capsules having coaxial body parts which overlap when telescopically joined. Also described is an apparatus to seal the capsules. The method comprises the steps of holding the capsule in a precise and upright position and injecting a known quantity of sealing fluid in the overlap of the body parts. An apparatus for performing the method is also disclosed. The apparatus comprises a sealing clamp (1, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61) to hold the capsule in an upright position and means (5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65) to inject the sealing fluid in the overlap of the body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Capsugel Belgium NV
    Inventors: Dominique Nicolas Cade, Hoehn Frederic, Robert Anthony Scott, Peter Charles Philippe
  • Patent number: 8480388
    Abstract: Injection molding tool for the manufacture of a plastic element sheathed with a sheet-metal shell (8), where the gate (12) which is designed as an integral part of the lower mold half (9) for correct positioning and supply of the plastic melt projects beyond the inner surface of the mold half (9) into the sheet-metal shell having a positioning opening (14), such that the plastic melt is discharged inside the sheet-metal shell and does not flow past it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventors: Gerald Hechler-Stabbert, Alexander Schult
  • Patent number: 8454875
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method and to a device fro producing a molded port having a plurality of different decorative regions that abut each other, wherein the different decorative films (9, 10) are inserted into a molding tool (1) by a gripper (4). There they are fixed be means of sliders (8) and are then back molded with a thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Peguform GmbH
    Inventor: Yann Buchet