Temperature Control Patents (Class 425/143)
  • Patent number: 10272614
    Abstract: An extrusion device of a three-dimensional printer includes a ratchet, a spray head, an idler, a feeding wheel and an optical detection mechanism. The spray head and the idler are disposed adjacent to the ratchet. A thermofusible material is provided to the spray head by the feeding wheel. The optical detection mechanism includes a guiding element and an optical detecting assembly. The guiding element is disposed between the ratchet and the feeding wheel along a feeding path. The optical detecting assembly is disposed adjacent to the guiding element. The thermofusible material is guided by the guiding element and partially disposed on a detecting area. A waveband light is emitted to the detecting area by the optical detecting assembly. The image produced by the reflection of the waveband light reflected by the detecting area is detected by the optical detecting assembly. Therefore, the operation of the equipment is completely monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TECO IMAGE SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Ming Wei, Ken-Te Chou, Ting-Chun Chen, Yu-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 10195786
    Abstract: A method of heating thermoplastic filament in additive manufacturing systems, such as 3D printing systems. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment of the present invention, the temporal rate dE dt at which heat dE is added to a portion of a segment of filament is a function of the temporal rate d ? ? m dt at which the mass dm of the portion of the segment of filament is deposited. In particular, the temporal rate dE dt at which heat dE is added to a portion of a segment of filament is a non-linear function of the temporal rate d ? ? m dt .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando Armijo, Chandrashekar Mantha
  • Patent number: 10166701
    Abstract: A mold tool component (10) has a mold face (34), a temperature control face (36) opposite the mold face (34), a cavity (42) adjacent the temperature control face (36), and at least one rib (16) extending from the temperature control face (36) into the cavity (42), which rib (16) has a concave profile in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SURFACE GENERATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Ben Halford
  • Patent number: 10137621
    Abstract: A nozzle terminal for injectors of plastic material injection moulding apparatus, includes a tubular tip defining a flow passage for the injected plastic material and including a radially inner element made of a first abrasion resistant material, an intermediate element made of a second high thermal conductivity material, and a radially outer element made of a third corrosion resistant material. The radially inner, intermediate and radially outer elements are joined to each other in intimate mutual contact, and the radially outer element fully covers the intermediate element thus insulating it from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INGLASS S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Rossi, Massimo Bisetto, Fabio Bordignon
  • Patent number: 10016340
    Abstract: A method for continuous production of tablets, including providing a contained module comprising at least two inlets, at least one mixing unit, at least one analytical sensor, a tablet press, and at least one outlet for tablets, feeding an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to one of the at least two inlets, feeding an excipient to the other of the at least two inlets, mixing the material stream comprising the API and the excipient in the at least one mixing unit, measuring parameters of the contents of the material stream with the at least one analytical sensor upstream of the tablet press, controlling the two inlets and/or the mixing unit in response to the parameters measured, continuously supplying the tablet press with the material stream, controlling the speed of the tablet press in response to the parameters measured upstream of the tablet press, and discharging tablets at the at least one outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GEA PROCESS ENGINEERING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jurgen Boeckx, Trevor Gordon Page, Michel Simon Waldron
  • Patent number: 9889604
    Abstract: A device for producing a three-dimensional object from hardenable material has a construction space (20) for constructing the object (50), a temperature control unit for controlling the temperature of the construction space (20), and a preparation unit (11) for preparing the hardenable material in such a way that the material is in the fluid phase. A pressure generation unit (10) applies pressure to the fluid phase in the preparation unit. A discharge unit (12) is provided for discharging the hardenable material through an outlet (12b) in the form of drops in the direction of the construction space (20). In order to optimize the energy required to control the temperature that promotes bonding of the material on the object (50), the temperature-controlled construction space (20) is surrounded by a construction space frame (18) in which at least the outlet of the discharge unit (12), the preparation unit (11), and the object support (13) for producing the object are accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARBURG GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Kraibuhler, Eberhard Duffner
  • Patent number: 9873221
    Abstract: A 3-dimensional (3D) printer is disclosed. The 3D printer includes an extruder to extrude a filament into a cavity, a carriage to support the extruder, a moving unit to move the carriage, and a processor to control the extruder and the moving unit. The extruder includes a filament feeder to downwardly feed the filament, a heating unit to heat the filament fed by the filament feeder, a nozzle to output the heated filament into the cavity, a cooling unit to cool the filament feeder, to decrease heat transferred from the heating unit to the filament feeder, a first temperature sensor to sense a temperature of the heating unit, and a second temperature sensor to sense a temperature of the cooling unit. The processor controls the heating unit and the cooling unit, based on the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor, to enhance output speed of the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyoungseok Kim, Kyujin Choi
  • Patent number: 9776354
    Abstract: A method for using the quantity of heat output from an extrudate during a cooling operation in an extrusion process, wherein a fluid, in particular air, is guided along the extrudate and/or through the die counter to an extrusion direction, at least some of the heat from the extrudate and/or the die is transmitted to the fluid, the heated fluid is supplied from a first sub region of a process chain, comprising at least one die, a calibrating and cooling device and a take-off apparatus, via a connecting region, preferably consisting of at least one connecting pipe, to a second sub region of the process chain, comprising at least one suction apparatus. In the connecting region, an extraneous fluid can be added to the heated fluid in order to reduce the actual temperature of the heated fluid at least below a predetermined maximum value before said fluid is supplied to the second sub region of the process chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: American Maplan Corporation
    Inventors: Heinrich Dohmann, Peter Jessen Jürgensen
  • Patent number: 9751246
    Abstract: An ejection controller for an injection molding machine has a function of interrupting ejection by an ejection device before the ejection is completed, a function of detecting closing of an open safety door surrounding a mold clamping unit of the injection molding machine, and a function of restarting the ejection by the ejection device when the closing of the open safety door is detected while the ejection device is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Wakebe, Shinichi Saitou
  • Patent number: 9603802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a controlled release pharmaceutical extrudate using a melt extruder, wherein the melt extruder comprises a die-head supporting a die-plate in which orifices are located, and a cutter adjacent to the die-head, and wherein the cutter cuts the extruded mix as it emerges under pressure and still molten or softened from the orifices of the die-plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Euro-Celtique S.A.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Gerard Hayes, Vincenzo Martinelli, Hassan Mohammad, Derek Allan Prater, Harjit Tamber, Malcolm Walden, Steve Whitelock
  • Patent number: 9591874
    Abstract: A mold for forming at least one food product with a measurement unit, wherein the mold has a filling side and a back side opposite to said filling side. Further, the measurement unit comprises: measuring means configured to measure at least one parameter while the mold is used in a production line or testing facility and a data transfer interface configured to transfer data to an external processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Talmon-Gros, Bernard Rocklage, Rudolf Hauger
  • Patent number: 9427766
    Abstract: An apparatus for melting and dispensing thermoplastic material is provided that includes an un-heated hopper having an inlet for receiving particles of a thermoplastic material and an outlet for discharging the particles and a heated manifold including at least one cavity formed therein and having an inlet and an outlet the inlet communicating with the outlet of the hopper for receipt of the particles from the hopper. The hopper is disposed external of the heated manifold. The heated manifold is effective for melting the particles into molten thermoplastic material therein. The apparatus further includes a pump having an inlet in fluid communication with the cavity. An outlet of the pump is in fluid communication with an inlet of a dispenser and an outlet of the dispenser is effective for dispensing the molten thermoplastic material therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 9351496
    Abstract: Provided are a production device and a production method for producing layered food having an outer shape and an inner hole shape formed into a shape different from a circular shape. A production device for layered food (1) includes: a dough supply section (3) for causing liquid dough to adhere to an outer circumference of a spit (12); a dough baking section (4) for baking the liquid dough to form baked dough (11) around the spit (12); conveyance means (5) for conveying the spit (12) between the dough supply section (3) and the dough baking section (4); a forming tool (70) including a forming surface (70A) conforming to a shape of at least a part of an outer shape of the spit (12); and drive means (71) for pressing the forming tool (70) against the baked dough (11) in the shape of the layer that is formed around the spit (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KOBIRD CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Kobayashi, Hironori Kobayashi, Toru Fukiage
  • Patent number: 9211666
    Abstract: An injection unit and mold clamping unit are placed on a machine base of an injection molding machine. On the other hand, a transformer used to convert a voltage supplied from an external power source to a voltage necessary for the injection molding machine is placed in the machine base under the mold clamping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Sugahara
  • Patent number: 9120263
    Abstract: An adaptor plate is provided between a platen and a mold to measure a temperature of each of divided regions obtained by dividing the adaptor plate into a plurality of regions and adjust a temperature for each of the regions. By doing so, it is possible to adjust the temperature at points closer to the center of the mold than tie bars. Further, by adjusting the temperature of the adaptor plate provided between the platen and the mold, it is possible to precisely adjust a tie bar balance and a platen parallelism even during molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Takatsugi
  • Patent number: 9080334
    Abstract: A recyclable formwork adds a new function without destroying other functions of the recyclable formwork. The recyclable formwork includes a main unit including a contact surface contacting with cast concrete, a non-contact surface parallel and opposite to the contact surface, and a plurality of ribs projecting from the non-contact surface and reinforcing the main unit. A case is housed between the plurality of ribs and fixed on the non-contact surface. A circuit is stored in the case. A highest point of the case at the side of the non-contact surface is not higher than a highest point of upper ends of the plurality of ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: JUST.WILL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayasaki, Shigeyuki Nishijima, Hideyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9074378
    Abstract: A recyclable formwork can suitably detect temperature of concrete cast contacting with the formwork in a field without spoiling the other functions of the formwork. The recyclable formwork is provided with: a main unit (1) including a plurality of ribs (3) and (4); a case (7) being housed between the ribs (3) and (4), the case (7) being fixed on a non-contact surface (1a); and a circuit housed in the case (7). A through-hole (16) is opened at a position corresponding to where the case (7) is fixed, the through-hole (16) penetrating the main unit (1) from the non-contact surface (1a) to a contact surface (2). A sensor-housing case (17) is provided with a lower portion of the case (7), the sensor-housing case (17) being inserted into the through-hole (16), a bottom face of the sensor-housing case (17) facing concrete. And, a concrete temperature-detecting sensor (19) for detecting surface temperature of the concrete is housed in the sensor-housing case (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: JUST.WILL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayasaki, Shigeyuki Nishijima, Hideyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9057120
    Abstract: Provided herein include methods of molding a parison comprising an amorphous alloy and or an amorphous alloy composites, where the molding takes place within the supercooled liquid region or around the glass transition temperature of the amorphous alloy. In one embodiment, the fo?ning can be carried out with two fluids at different temperatures. The molded article can have a very high aspect ratio or a three-dimensional hollow shape with a desirable surface finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Quoc Tran Pham, Theodore Andy Waniuk
  • Patent number: 9044889
    Abstract: Method for producing a vessel (2) by blowing in a mould (11) from a preform (3) made of plastic material, comprising the operations consisting in: introducing the preform (3) into the mould; at a predetermined moment, called pre-blowing cue (tP), controlling the opening of an electrovalve (22) for establishing a communication between the inside of the preform (3) and a source (20) of gas at a predetermined pre-blowing pressure; measuring the pressure (P) inside the preform (3); detecting the so-called real moment (tA), of the beginning of the pre-blowing, at which the (P) in the preform (3) starts to increase; comparing this moment (tA) with a theoretical pre-blowing beginning moment; if the real moment (tA) of the beginning of the pre-blowing follows the theoretical pre-blowing beginning moment, advance the pre-blowing cue (tP); if the real moment (tA) of the beginning of the pre-blowing precedes the theoretical pre-blowing beginning moment, delay the pre-blowing cue (tP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Isabelle Monin, Thierry Deau
  • Publication number: 20150145173
    Abstract: A discharge plasma machining device that includes punches as a pressing unit for applying a pressure with respect to a machined item, a direct current pulse current generator as a pulse current applying unit for applying a pulse current with respect to the machined item, a spectroscope as a detection unit for detecting a spectrum of light of plasma generated by application of a pulse current, and a control unit for controlling a pulse current in accordance with a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru Hachinohe, Osamu Sakai
  • Patent number: 9039948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for producing and treating plastic pellets. According to said method, a melt of the plastic material is granulated to give pellets, the pellets are cooled in a cooling fluid, the pellets are separated from the cooling fluid and the pellets are crystallized. The device according to the invention is characterized by comprising a control unit which monitors the crystallization step and controls the method in such a manner that, in case of a disturbance of crystallization, the pellets are supplied to an intermediate storage alter separation of the pellets from the cooling fluid and, as soon as the disturbance is removed, the pellets temporarily stored in the intermediate storage are supplied to crystallization and are crystallized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Rieter Automatik GMBH, Buhler Thermal Processes AG
    Inventors: Frank Glöckner, Fernando Eusebio, Brent Allen Culbert, Franziska Morganti
  • Patent number: 9034234
    Abstract: A tool system for moulding an article is provided which comprising a tool (100) having a tool surface (104) for forming an article, the tool surface comprising a plurality of tool zones (106). Heating and cooling means (102a) are independently associated with at least some of said tool zones (106). A control means is adapted to control the heating and cooling means (102a) to individually heat or cool the tool zones (106) having heating and cooling means (102a) associated therewith so as to regulate the heat transfer into and out of the article at each tool zone (106) at any particular time throughout the moulding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SURFACE GENERATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Ben Halford
  • Publication number: 20150125562
    Abstract: Described is a dry calibration device for extruders comprising a calibration head (2) having a calibration duct (3); the device also comprising a heat exchange jacket (5) positioned in contact with the calibration head (2) and suction means (9) associated with the calibration duct (3), whilst the heat exchange jacket (5) comprises a thermally conductive element (6) positioned in contact with an outer surface (4a) of the calibration head and forming a contact surface (6a) extending continuously along a longitudinal axis (6A) of extension of the calibration head (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Giorgio Maccagnan, Alberto Bertuletti, Tiziano Capelletti
  • Patent number: 9022766
    Abstract: A mold temperature control device comprising a first medium supply portion for circularly supplying first medium to a medium flow path of a mold, a second medium supply portion for circularly supplying the medium flow path with second medium having temperature different from that of the first medium, and a third medium supply portion for circularly supplying third medium corresponding to the first medium to the medium flow path. The mold temperature control device further comprises a switching connection portion for switching between a medium supply path and a medium return path of each medium supply portion to connect the medium flow path, and a control portion which switches second medium supply mode circularly supplying the second medium to the medium supply path to third medium supply mode circularly supplying the third medium to the medium flow path, and to first medium supply mode supplying the first medium to the medium flow path by controlling the switching connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Matsui Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masaaki Metsugi, Motoharu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20150110911
    Abstract: Environmental control units are disclosed. In an aspect, an environmental control unit for use with additive manufacturing and other VOC and particle emitting processes are disclosed. In an aspect, an environmental control unit comprising one or more filters, an air handler, a temperature control device, one or more sensors and a control unit is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MADE IN SPACE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Snyder
  • Publication number: 20150108674
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus which performs an imprint process of forming a pattern on a substrate by using a mold, the apparatus comprising a heating unit configured to heat a region to be imprinted on the substrate, thereby deforming the region, and a processing unit configured to determine, as a region to be imprinted first, one region out of a first region and second region to be imprinted, and determine the other region as a region to be imprinted subsequently, wherein an influence on the other region in a case where the heating unit deforms the one region is smaller than an influence on the one region in a case where the heating unit deforms the other region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yosuke MURAKAMI, Tatsuya HAYASHI, Kazuki NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 9011750
    Abstract: The injection molding device of the present invention is provided with a supply pipe which supplies a heat medium to a mold, a discharge pipe which discharges the heat medium from the mold, a mold temperature adjustor to which the supply pipe and the discharge pipe are connected to adjust the temperature of the mold, and a discharge rate adjusting unit which is provided with a variable flow control valve installed on the discharge pipe to adjust a flow rate of the heat medium, a discharge pipe variable flow control valve bypass pipe for bypassing the variable flow control valve and a discharge pipe bypass on-off valve installed on the bypass pipe to change a flow rate of the heat medium and which is installed at a position upstream from the mold temperature adjustor on the discharge pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michitaka Hattori, Satoshi Imaeda, Toshihiko Kariya
  • Publication number: 20150091199
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus for molding an imprint material on a target region on a substrate using a mold to form a pattern on the target region, the apparatus comprising a heater configured to deform the target region by heating the substrate, a measurement device configured to measure an overlay state between the target region and the mold, and a controller configured to control the heater such that the overlay state falls within a tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Yosuke Murakami
  • Patent number: 8992201
    Abstract: A cooling equipment to be used to cool a stator after molding includes first to third cooling stations, and a detecting station provided in front of the first cooling station. Each of the cooling stations includes a plurality of nozzles that spray dry mist to the stator, a plurality of fans that blow air to the stator, a temperature sensor that detects the temperature of the stator, and first to third control units. Furthermore, the detecting station includes a distance sensor that detects the size of the stator, and an integration control unit. The integration control unit identifies the type of the stator based on the detected size, and informs each control unit of the results. Each control unit controls the quantity of water to be supplied to each nozzle and the quantity of air to be blown by each fan based on the identified type and the detected temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Saigo, Kenji Harada, Masaru Hirako, Hideaki Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20150048558
    Abstract: Described is a method for chamfering the end of a pipe (2) made from thermoplastic material, comprising the following steps: localised and circumferential heating of an axial portion (3) of the pipe (2) at a predetermined temperature; plastic deformation of the heated axial portion (3) using a tool (4) for forming a chamfer on the axial portion (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SICA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giorgio Tabanelli, Marco Gulminelli
  • Publication number: 20150035187
    Abstract: Provided are: a method for warming rubber, whereby the rubber temperature can be continuously measured in a short time, and a production condition of a calender roll can be automatically controlled so that the temperature of kneaded rubber compound is constant, the method for warming rubber including a warming step for warming kneaded rubber compound through use of a calender roll, a kneaded rubber compound temperature measurement step for measuring the temperature of kneaded rubber compound using a non-contacting thermometer, and a production condition adjusting step for automatically adjusting a production condition of the calender roll on the basis of the result of measurement by the non-contacting thermometer; and a rubber warming device for implementing the method for warming rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kenichiro Ogata
  • Publication number: 20150033937
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing boron nitride nanotubes and continuous boron nitride nanotube yarn or tapes is provided. The apparatus includes rotating reaction tubes that allow for continuous chemical vapor deposition of boron nitride nanotubes. The rotation of the reaction tubes allows the boron nitride nanotubes to be spun into yarns or made into tapes, without post process or external rotation or spinning of the gathered nanotubes. Boron nitride nanotube yarns or tapes of great length can be produced as a result, thereby providing industry with a readily useable format for this type of material. Dopants such as carbon can be added to engineer the band gap of the nanotubes. Catalysts may be formed outside or inside the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Tyler Bennett
  • Patent number: 8945456
    Abstract: The invention is a stereolithography machine (1) comprising the following: a support plate (2) provided with a hole (2a); a container (3) associated with the support plate (2) and comprising a transparent bottom (3a); a radiation source (4) arranged below the support plate (2) and suited to convey a radiation beam towards the transparent bottom (3a) through the hole (2a); a temperature control unit (5) suited to maintain the support plate (2) at a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: DWS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Sergio Zenere
  • Patent number: 8939747
    Abstract: An injection mold includes a first mold part provided with a first mold surface and a second mold part provided with a second mold surface to form a cavity together with the first mold surface. Cooling channels along which a cooling fluid flows are provided in at least one of the first mold part and the second mold part, and a heat generating layer which receives power and then generates heat is disposed on the inner surfaces of the cooling channels and serves as a heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hyun Cho, Jin Sub Kim, Jong Won Lee
  • Publication number: 20150001751
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus forms a pattern of a resin on a region to be processed of a substrate using a mold including a pattern region on which a pattern is formed and includes a correction unit configured to correct a shape of a target region that is either the pattern region on the mold or the region to be processed on the substrate, wherein the correction unit further includes: a heating unit configured to heat an object corresponding to the target region of either the mold or the substrate in a heating region having an area smaller than that of the pattern region on the mold; a scanning unit configured to scan the heating region with respect to the target region by changing the relative position of the target region and the heating region; and a control unit configured to acquire information regarding a correction deformation amount of the target region and control the heating unit and the scanning unit based on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yozo Matsuda, Noriyasu Hasegawa, Mitsuru Hiura, Tatsuya Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150004762
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a method of producing a functional device includes the imprinting step and the functional solid material layer formation step. In the imprinting step, a functional solid material precursor layer obtained from a functional solid material precursor solution as a start material is imprinted so that a first temperature of a heat source for supplying heat to the functional solid material precursor layer is higher than a second temperature of the functional solid material precursor layer in at least part of a time period while a mold for forming an imprinted structure is pressed against the functional solid material precursor layer. In the functional solid material layer formation step, after the imprinting step, the functional solid material precursor layer is heat treated at a third temperature higher than the first temperature in an atmosphere containing oxygen to form a functional solid material layer from the functional solid material precursor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Toshihiko Kaneda
  • Publication number: 20140367889
    Abstract: A tool (100) comprises a plurality of layers (102, 104, 106) which are arranged to provide a thermally agile tool face (110) and to protect control circuitry and delicate components (150) from excessive temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SURFACE GENERATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Ben Halford
  • Patent number: 8905741
    Abstract: In an injection molding nozzle with an elongated base body through which a channel for conducting a melt extends and which includes a heating element for the introduction of heat into the base body with temperature controlling heating coils disposed at the two ends of the temperature control element, means are provided for reducing the introduction of heat into the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Otto Männer Innovation GmbH
    Inventor: Swen Spuller
  • Publication number: 20140353864
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus is described for achieving and maintaining concrete temperature during curing in order to improve the compressive strength of the finished concrete. A model to predict ambient conditions during a concrete pour is used to design an equipment layout scheme. A heating apparatus and a control system operate within the system to control concrete curing temperature. The system, method and apparatus are particularly useful for designing concrete pours of elevated slabs because the equipment layout is recommended based on the location of heat sinks such as I-beams, columns and rebar, etc. within a concrete slab. The system, method and apparatus are also useful for ground thawing projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Chester Grochoski
  • Publication number: 20140353865
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus for forming a pattern in a plurality of shot regions on a substrate, comprising a heating unit configured to deform each of the shot regions by heating the substrate, and a control unit configured to control the heating unit, wherein when performing imprint processing for a target shot region as a shot region to undergo imprint processing based on heating control information used to heat, by the heating unit, a shot region which has undergone imprint processing prior to the target shot region, the control unit controls heating of the substrate by the heating unit so that a shape of the target shot region which has been deformed by heating of the substrate according to the control information becomes close to a target shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomofumi Nishikawara, Kazuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20140327178
    Abstract: A molding apparatus for manufacturing a wind turbine blade component includes a main mold body (30) and a flexible bladder (38). The main mold body includes a shape defining surface (32) for receiving composite material forming the blade component and a heat reservoir (40) for heating the blade component during curing. The flexible bladder overlays and conforms to the shape of the blade component and is configured to receive heated liquid for heating the blade component during curing. One or both of the main mold body and the flexible bladder is divided into a plurality of zones (58, 66) that are independently controlled by a controller (70) to maintain a generally uniform temperature of the blade component at each zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Olav Davis, Damien Rajasingam, Adam Fisher, Andy Limmack, Tomasz Garstka
  • Publication number: 20140328963
    Abstract: Various embodiments related to three dimensional printers, and reinforced filaments, and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, a void free reinforced filament is fed into an conduit nozzle. The reinforced filament includes a core, which may be continuous or semi-continuous, and a matrix material surrounding the core. The reinforced filament is heated to a temperature greater than a melting temperature of the matrix material and less than a melting temperature of the core prior to applying the filament from the conduit nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas MARK, Antoni S. GOZDZ
  • Publication number: 20140322277
    Abstract: In a process and an apparatus (10) for making a solid form (11), preferably of a therapeutic or pharmaceutical product, an intermediate mass (31) of material is obtained from a respective basic layer (21) in the form of a sheet or band, the intermediate mass of material being composed of a plurality of layers of material and the solid form (11) of material being obtained from the intermediate mass (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Dario Rea, Giorgio Manaresi
  • Patent number: 8865050
    Abstract: A composite part layup is cured using a set of tools adapted to hold the layup and which include at least one tool face contacting the layup. Means are provided for heating the tool face to cure the part layup, and for selectively cooling sections of the tool face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Kim E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8840818
    Abstract: A system for the injection molding of plastic material is described. The system has an injection device of the hot runner type for the injection of a plastic material, in a molten state, into a mold, a circular diaphragm to distribute evenly and circularly in a cavity of the mold, through a circular injection gate or port, the plastic material injected by the injection device, and control means adapted to control an operation of the molding system an including a heating inductor and heating means provided to heat and keep at a hot temperature the injection device, and a thermocouple being arranged in an area of the circular injection gate. The control means are adapted to control through the heating inductor a molding cycle of a piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ergotech S.R.L.
    Inventor: Maurizio Dini
  • Patent number: 8841368
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nonflammable polyester resin composition comprising: making a polymer mixture containing the following (A) to (E) components in a melted state pass through a space between two parallel faces, with a face-to-face distance x being set to 5 mm or less; (A) a polyester resin of 40 to 80% by weight; (B) a polycarbonate resin of 5 to 40% by weight; (C) a rubbery polymer of 5 to 30% by weight; (D) a polyphenylene sulfide resin and/or a phenol resin of 2 to 20% by weight; and (E) a phosphorus-containing acid ester compound and/or a polyamide resin of 0.1 to 25% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurachi, Akira Ohira
  • Publication number: 20140265046
    Abstract: One variation of a method for detecting a temperature at a laser sintering site within a field of view of an image sensor within a laser sintering device includes: based on a selected fuse temperature for a laser sintering build material, setting a first shutter speed for the image sensor, the first shutter speed corresponding to a detectable range of temperatures including an anticipated temperature at the laser sintering site; at a first time, capturing a first digital image of the laser sintering site with the image sensor at a first shutter speed; and correlating a light intensity of a pixel within the first digital image with a first temperature at the laser sintering site at the first time based on the first shutter speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Matterfab Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Burris, Andrew Dolgner
  • Publication number: 20140264990
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a tempering device of a blow-molding machine for tempering at least one blow mold member of a blow mold or a blow mold member carrier to a target temperature, with a device for receiving a temperature actual value of the blow mold member or the blow mold member carrier, where the temperature actual value is measured by a temperature measuring device in the blow mold member or the blow mold member carrier, devices for receiving a temperature target value of the blow mold member or the blow mold member carrier, analyzing the received temperature actual value and the received temperature target value, calculating a setting value for the tempering device from the received temperature actual value and the received temperature target value, and transmitting the setting value to the tempering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hollriegl, Andrea Brunner, Dieter Finger, Harald Effenberger, Andreas Eichenseher, Daniel Vogler
  • Publication number: 20140271963
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a post-mold system (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) for conditioning a molded article (130). The post-mold system comprises a retrieval device (110, 210, 310, 410, 510) having a receptacle (112, 212, 312, 412, 512) that is configured to retrieve the molded article (130) from a mold (132) and a conditioning device (120, 320, 420, 520). The receptacle (112, 212, 312, 412, 512) is configured to be selectively transferrable between the retrieval device (110, 210, 310, 410, 510) and the conditioning device (120, 320, 420, 520). The conditioning device (120, 320, 420, 520) includes a first thermal regulator (140, 240, 440) that is configured to thermally regulate the receptacle (112, 212, 312, 412, 512) when connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: William Steven Keir, Allan King Leung Lee, Darrin Albert Macleod, Peter Yankov, Raymond Weiping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140265035
    Abstract: A variety of thermoalterable build materials are disclosed for use in three-dimensional printing, along with techniques for controlling properties of such materials in a fabricated object. In particular, changes in material flow rate permit instantaneous changes in heat transfer and resulting variations in the amount of thermoalteration, without requiring any changes to the temperature of a heater or extruder used to extrude the material. In this manner, flow rate facilitates spatial control of properties within a fabricated object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MakerBot Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony James Buser, Christine Jan Lawrence Sumerel