Temperature Control Patents (Class 425/143)
  • Patent number: 8226401
    Abstract: Gum manufacturing machinery and method of manufacturing gum is illustrated in which a gum loafing machine generates loaves of finished gum that are then subsequently run through a gum conditioner to more uniformly set the temperature and viscosity of the gum material prior to further processing. Upon achieving the appropriate conditioning level, a further forming extruder may be used to generate a continuous gum ribbon for subsequent rolling and scoring operations. The gum conditioner may include vertically stacked conveyors that have different operational modes including a first mode that provides a serpentine path for a long residence time and a second mode that provides a cascading path that avoids or bypasses much of the length of some of the conveyors to provide a shorter residence time. The gum manufacturing machinery may be used in an adjustable manner so as to accommodate difference gum recipes for different batches of gum product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Jim Olejarski, Joseph Roarty, Arthur W. Upmann, James A. Duggan
  • Patent number: 8221107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mold clamping unit on a plastic injection molding machine, the unit having a clamping mechanism for opening and closing an injection mold, the mechanism having a servo motor as the drive motor (21). The drive motor drives at least one spindle drive (10) which has a spindle nut (12) and spindle which work together on a bearing position (14). A cooling system with cooling channels (25) is provided for removing heat from the clamping mechanism. A more efficient cooling of the spindle drive is achieved in that the cooling channels (25) penetrate the bearing position (14) of the spindle drive (10) and/or one of the cooling plates (23) assigned to the bearing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Karl Hehl, Renate Keinath, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8211339
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for curing a thermosetting material. The method comprises heating the material with a liquid heating medium; measuring an electrical or optical property of the material with a cure sensor; and regulating the temperature of the liquid heating medium in accordance with the measured property of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Ltd.
    Inventor: David Graham Inston
  • Publication number: 20120148699
    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: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Jin Hyun CHO, Jin Sub KIM, Jong Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20120133067
    Abstract: The composite material formed of a fiber substrate and a matrix is placed in a vacuum bag and then in the molding chamber. Saturated steam of a predetermined temperature needed for the composite material is supplied to the molding chamber, and the temperature and the pressure inside the molding chamber are controlled so that the inside of the molding chamber may be maintained at a predetermined temperature and a predetermined pressure needed for the composite material in order to carry out a curing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Takeshi ASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20120131730
    Abstract: A face shield comprising a contoured visor with three-dimensional structures with varying angles along multiple axes for improved protection and user comfort, an adjustable attachment member for easy user adjustment, and head contact area with improved ventilation. Methods of producing optically clear three-dimensional plastic structures with varying angles along multiple axes and tools for said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Gilad Shoham, Philip Joseph Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20120133065
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time, closed-loop shape control of extruded ceramic honeycomb structures are disclosed. Methods include extruding batch material through an extruder barrel and through an extruder die using at least one extrusion screw to form the extrudate, and measuring a shape of the extrudate immediately adjacent the die. The batch material water content is determined or measured, at least one of the extruder barrel and screw temperature are measured, and the extrusion screw rotation rate are measured. At least one of the batch material water content, barrel temperature, screw temperature and rotation rate is adjusted to maintain the extrudate shape to within a select tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen John Caffrey, Joseph Henry Citriniti, Robert John Locker, Robert Bernard Lubberts, Daniel Edward McCauley, David Robert Potts, David Robertson Treacy, JR., Casey Allen Volino
  • Publication number: 20120076879
    Abstract: A hand operated injection molding apparatus constructed from prefabricated sub-assemblies and a desired mold clamping means attached to a main support structure, and then electrically integrated with each other
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: GALOMB, INC.
    Inventor: DAVID E. GALOMB
  • Patent number: 8142184
    Abstract: Tools of plastics processing machines are cooled over their surface and/or at particular points as soon as compound supply is finished. Heat is thus suitably withdrawn from the shaped compound, ensuring the fastest possible cooling and shortening cycle times. The invention relates to a closed, coolant-filled cooling system for tools of plastics processing machines having at least one compressor, a supply pipe, a tool region to be cooled and a discharge pipe, the supply pipe being connected to the outlet of the compressor and the discharge pipe being connected to the inlet of the compressor, while at least one open end of the supply pipe plunges into at least one bore arranged in the tool region to be cooled, and an open end of the discharge pipe is sealed to this bore. The supply pipe and the discharge pipe may be combined in a coaxial pipe with the supply pipe arranged in the centre and the discharge pipe enveloping the supply pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Stemke Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Lothar Stemke
  • Publication number: 20120049415
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for microwave drying of green cellular ceramic bodies (logs) using feedback and feed forward control are disclosed. The methods include measuring an amount of dissipated microwave power and measuring temperatures of the logs and inputting this information into a drying model. The drying model accounts for at least a heat capacitance, a water content and a mass of the logs, and relates changes in the dissipated microwave power to changes in the log temperature. The changes in microwave power generated by the adjustable microwave source are thus based on the calculated dissipated power changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Jacob George, Parasuram Padmanabhan Harihara, Min Shen
  • Patent number: 8105065
    Abstract: An apparatus for the measurement of the temperature of a plastified plastic material at the exit of an extruder, characterised in that the function of the sound, velocity in dependence of the temperature is measured and memorised for at least one plastified plastic material, the sound velocity is measured during the extrusion of the plastic material, and the respective temperature is determined from the velocity measurement values and the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Sikora AG
    Inventors: Harald Sikora, Torben Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120007265
    Abstract: A method for additive delivery during a plastics processing is disclosed. The method includes establishing a network of components in a control loop that uses a feedback method to drive at least one pump, thus enabling continuous, robust proportioning of additive in a difficult to control environment. The feedback method includes sending at least one signal from at least one sensor associated with a plastics melting machine to a controller, sending one or more signals from the controller to the at least one pump, monitoring the pressure in the at least one pump and sensing the position of an injection nozzle valve, and sending one or more signals to the injection nozzle valve instructing the valve to open or close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Michael D. See
  • Publication number: 20120003343
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for sequentially delivering multiple shots of polymer material to a plurality of mold cavities to form multilayer articles. A first shot of greater than 50% of the total article weight of a first polymer material is simultaneously delivered to a plurality of mold cavities using, at each cavity, a chamber of predetermined volume that is prefilled with the first polymer material. A second shot of no greater than 10% of the total article weight of a second material is simultaneously delivered to all of the cavities beginning subsequent to the step of delivering the start of the first shot delivery step. The second shot of second material is delivered through a manifold channel that fluidly communicates with each cavity, and is injected to all cavities under pressure exerted by a source of the second material that is common to all of the plurality of cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Graham Packing Company, LP
    Inventors: Ralph ARMSTRONG, Thomas E. Nahill
  • Publication number: 20110311670
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling moulds filled with a partially melted plastics waste in a water bath, and a method for use of such apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: John Northcott, Jason Barker
  • Publication number: 20110298145
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing plastic containers, including a clocked preform manufacturing means, a temperature control means for thermal conditioning preforms manufactured in the preform manufacturing means, and a continuously working blow molding machine, where the temperature control means is designed and/or configured such that preforms that have been manufactured in one cycle of the preform manufacturing means can be differently temperature controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: ULRICH LAPPE, Konrad Senn
  • Patent number: 8070468
    Abstract: A sheet film forming roll includes a center rotary shaft. Fixed end plates are disposed in two locations which are away from each other in an axial direction of the center rotary shaft, respectively. An external cylinder is made of a metal thin film. Two ends of the external cylinder are rotatably supported by the fixed end plates, respectively. Multiple rolling rubber rolls have ends which are rotatably supported by the respective fixed end plates. The rolling rubber rolls are in sliding contact with an outer peripheral surface of the center rotary shaft, and in sliding contact with an inner peripheral surface of the external cylinder. The rolling rubber rolls divide an annular space between the external cylinder and the center rotary shaft into multiple heating medium chambers arranged in a circumferential direction of the sheet film forming roll. A heating medium is configured to be filled in each of the multiple heating medium chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayoshi Sano, Takashi Hirose, Tatsuaki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8043537
    Abstract: There are provided an injection molding system, a computer program, a method of injection molding, and an injection molding machine capable of performing precise temperature control of a mold even when there is a delay in temperature increase of the mold in heat supply with a heating medium. The temperature control is performed so that temperatures of a fixed mold and a movable mold are maintained between an upper limit TU and a lower limit TL of a predetermined temperature range after start of injection of resin during an injection molding cycle. The temperature control of the fixed mold and the movable mold is performed only by switching ON/OFF supply of the heating medium, and cooling with a cooling medium is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Shikase, Michitaka Hattori, Shigeru Nozaki, Satoshi Imaeda, Toshihiko Kariya
  • Patent number: 8043538
    Abstract: In a mold temperature control circuit of an injection molding device, such a molding cycle is repeated that, prior to injection of a resin, a heating-use medium is returned to molds and heated to a temperature suitable for resin injection, after injection of the resin, the heating-use medium is switched to a cooling-use medium, thereby the cooling-use medium is returned to the molds and cooling is conducted to give a temperature equal to or lower than a temperature at which the resin is solidified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michitaka Hattori, Satoshi Imaeda, Toshihiko Kariya
  • Patent number: 8038430
    Abstract: A method of coating metal wire with extrudate using an extrusion system. The method includes the steps of advancing the metal wire through an extrusion die of the extrusion system and extruding molten extrudate over the metal wire as the metal wire is advanced through the extrusion die. Image data is generated, using one or several electronic cameras, concurrently with the advancing, and extruding to provide visual feedback indicative of the concentricity or non-concentricity of extrudate surrounding the metal wire as the metal wire exits the extrusion die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Swanson, Lucien M. Rucker
  • Publication number: 20110241240
    Abstract: An apparatus to help control the quality of printed three-dimensional objects is provided. The apparatus may include a printing head to print a three-dimensional object and a printing tray having defined surface characteristics serving to control adherence of the object being printed to the printing tray and/or prevent deformations in the printed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Hanan GOTHAIT, Igal Zeytoun
  • Publication number: 20110221088
    Abstract: A hot-melt molding apparatus includes an apparatus body, a cylinder, a molding head, a heating device, a conveyor screw, a heat transport section, a thermoelectric element, and a power storage section. The cylinder communicates with the apparatus body and is configured to receive thermoplastic material. The molding head is provided at one end of the cylinder. The heating device is configured to heat the cylinder and the molding head to melt thermoplastic material therein. The conveyor screw is provided inside the cylinder to convey thermoplastic material to the molding head. The heat transport section has a first end connected to at least one of the cylinder and the molding head. The thermoelectric conversion element is connected to a second end of the heat transport section. The power storage section is connected to the thermoelectric conversion element and is configured to store power generated by the thermoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Kenichi FUSE
  • Publication number: 20110204535
    Abstract: A disk substrate molding apparatus has a disk substrate molding die and a temperature controller. The disk substrate molding die includes a stamper, a first die including a mirror member to which the stamper comes in contact, and a second die including a molding surface which forms a disk-shaped cavity between the molding surface and the stamper. The second die includes a protruding part which protrudes toward the stamper at an outer circumferential part of the molding surface. The temperature controller controls temperature of the second die so that the protruding part exhibits a higher temperature in comparison to a region further toward the inner circumferential side than the protruding part, and controls temperature of the first die so that a region opposite to the protruding part exhibits a lower temperature in comparison to the protruding part in the mirror member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Kazuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7998377
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a transfer device rotatable at a speed to transfer a dose of plastics from a supply device to a forming device of said dose, a control device that is suitable for varying said speed in a substantially continuous manner between a minimum value and a maximum value being associated with said transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Cooperativa
    Inventors: Stefano Bergami, Lorenzo Casadio
  • Patent number: 7980842
    Abstract: A mold assembly for an automated dry-cast block machine including a mold cavity formed by a plurality of frame elements, and a moveable liner plate positioned within the mold cavity and having a first major surface facing an interior of the mold cavity and a second major surface opposite the first major surface and facing away from the interior of the mold cavity, the liner plate configured to be moved toward and away from an interior of the mold cavity. At least one heater element is coupled to the second major surface of the moveable liner plate, the heater element configured to move with the moveable liner plate and to maintain the first major surface at a desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Ness Inventions, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Ness, Jeffrey A. Ness
  • Publication number: 20110147969
    Abstract: A fabricating apparatus and a method of a flat plate display are disclosed. A fabricating apparatus of a flat plate display includes a stage on which a substrate is seated, an imprinting mold bonded with the substrate to form a thin film pattern on the substrate, the imprinting mold comprises projections and grooves, and a temperature adjusting part configured to compensate a total pitch of the substrate as much as total pitch difference with a total pitch of the imprinting mold before the imprinting mold is bonded with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Tae-Joon SONG
  • Publication number: 20110121479
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a profiled semifinished fiber composite (FC) product from a semifinished product (2) that is made of dry fiber or prepreg material and is moved through a shaping device (1) in the longitudinal direction (L) of the semifinished product (2). The semi-finished product (2) is moved through the shaping device (1) on a support film in the longitudinal direction (L) of the shaping device (1), between the facing shaping contours of tool parts (11a, 12a). The shaping contours of the cross-sections of the tool parts (11a, 12a) continuously change from a cross-sectional contour in the feeding zone to a shaping contour in the discharge zone. Furthermore, the support piece in the drawing-in zone of the shaping device (2) is made to oscillate such that the semifinished product is transformed into a shapeable state as a result of the frictional heat generated between the support piece and the semifinished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Hauke Lengsfeld, Christian Luebbering
  • Patent number: 7938636
    Abstract: A fluorescence-containing material injection apparatus of the present invention includes a fluorescence-containing material temperature control section, a fluorescence-containing material stirring section, a fluorescence-containing material remaining amount sensor, and a fluorescence-containing material injection amount adjustment section, by which disproportion in the mixture ratio of contaminates in a fluorescence-containing material M is restrained. This makes it possible to evenly apply a fluorescence-containing material onto a semiconductor light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Hata, Hideaki Tatsuta, Hiromu Tagashira, Taiji Morimoto
  • Patent number: 7927089
    Abstract: A deformable mold includes a first surface at which an imprinting pattern is formed. The imprinting pattern (i) is used to imprint a pattern on a substrate and (ii) has a variable size, which varies based on an amount of deformation of the imprinting pattern. A second surface is located opposite from the first surface in a direction of thickness of the mold. A plurality of heat generating members that generate heat have a permeability to ultraviolet light and are disposed at one of (i) the second surface and (ii) between the first surface and the second surface, and the plurality of heat generating members directly contact the mold in order to control the amount of deformation of the imprinting pattern to vary the size of the imprinting pattern. A controller independently controls the plurality of heat generating members and the controller controls at least one of the heat generating members so as to effect anisotropic size correction of the mold in an in-plane direction of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Seki, Masao Majima, Nobuhito Suehira
  • Publication number: 20110074057
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing thermoformed articles from pre-cut thermoformable billets are provided. The system may include a heating apparatus for heating the billets, a billet thermoformer for thermoforming the billet into an article, a discharge system for evacuated the formed articles from the thermoformer, and an inspection system for inspecting each of the formed articles for the presence of a defect. Conveyors and billet carriers are provided for transporting the billets between the various components of the system, and loaders are provided for loading the billets onto the conveyor and/or billet carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Richard Henry Lee, Jean-Marc Henri Kirouac, Matthew Neil Piercy
  • Publication number: 20110061329
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a concrete sandwich panel. The sandwich panel may comprise a first reinforced concrete panel; a second reinforced concrete panel; an insulating panel sandwiched between the first reinforced concrete panel and the second reinforced concrete panel; a tie comprising a generally triangle wave-shaped pattern having a period defined by peaks spaced at a regular interval and a peak-to-peak amplitude greater than the thickness of the insulating panel; wherein the insulating panel has a plurality of generally linear slots defined at the regular interval of the tie for receiving the tie such that opposing ends of the tie terminate adjacent to the insulating panel, and the plurality of generally linear slots are filled utilizing an insulating material upon insertion of the tie to reduce thermal bridging; and wherein the peaks of the tie mechanically join the first and second reinforced concrete panels to the insulating panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Maher K. Tadros, Mark D. Lafferty, Doug Gremel
  • Publication number: 20110038975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pattern forming apparatus for forming a pattern on a Light Guide Plate (LGP) for backlight of a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), a keypad, a telephone, a surface light source for lighting, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Deukil Park, Choongyop Rhew, Junkyu Lee
  • Publication number: 20110014313
    Abstract: A temperature gradient controller device in parts of machines for processing plastic materials comprises heating means to be operatively activated on at least one part of a machine; this heating means comprises vector means adapted to transfer a predetermined amount of heat to said part of said machine by remote radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Marina Scremin
  • Publication number: 20110006457
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming hard shell capsule components, wherein the capsule components are formed from a material which undergoes gelation upon heating, such as HPMC. A heat station is provided to heat a plurality of molds prior to dipping into a solution of the thermogeling material. The drying conditions following dipping are carefully controlled to control the rate of drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Jan Juilen Irma De Bock, Jan Donaat Sinnaeve, Stefaan Jaak Vanquickenborne
  • Patent number: 7862319
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjustment method, especially for the adjustment of optical or fiber optical components, whereby a partial region of an actuator is locally heated in such a defined manner that compressive stresses are created therein as a result of the restricted thermal expansion of said heated partial region, caused by at least one other partial region of the actuator. If the yielding point ? of the material of the partial region is exceeded, said compressive stresses lead to the plastic compression of the heated partial region. Furthermore, said heated partial region is contracted during cooling and leads to a defined modification of the geometry of the actuator following the cooling process. Tensile stresses are created as a result of a restriction of said contraction by means of at least one other partial region in the previously heated partial region, and compressive stresses are frozen in the at least one other region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventor: Burkhard Arthur Seitz
  • Publication number: 20100314806
    Abstract: The method and the device serve for the blow moulding of containers. A preform of a thermoplastic material is first subjected to thermal conditioning in the region of a heating section along a transporting path. Subsequently, the preform is transformed into the container inside a blow mould by the effect of blowing pressure. The thermal conditioning of the preforms is carried out by a number of radiant heaters positioned one above the other. The radiant heaters are activated during production in accordance with a first heating profile and activated during standby mode in accordance with a second heating profile (50), which is different from the first heating profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Haesendonckx, Klaus Vogel, Dirk Reimer
  • Publication number: 20100303945
    Abstract: A plate suitable for positioning with an extruder apparatus is provided in which the plate includes at least one temperature sensor. The plate is upstream of the die located at or near the end of the extruder apparatus. The sensor(s) allow for the simultaneous measurement of batch material temperatures at multiple spatial locations across the face of the plate. The temperature sensors associated with the plate can be used to identify spatial and temporal temperature patterns within the batch flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph H. Citriniti, Gregory Eisenstock, Robert John Locker
  • Publication number: 20100300575
    Abstract: A method of modifying compressive strains in formation of a pipe ring groove (16), in which a differential temperature profile is established across the pipe wall in a narrow bending locus (l3) corresponding to the ring groove position, and the material is bent to form the ring groove. The temperature differential creates a differential in elastic modulus between the inner and outer surfaces of the pipe material, modifying the strain induced in inner concave and outer convex surfaces of the ring groove during the bending step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: George Macovaz, Peter Glanville Chapman, Joshua Stanley Gotham
  • Publication number: 20100298979
    Abstract: A method for curing a rubber article including maintaining a measured curing temperature between a high temperature limit (TH) and a low temperature limit (TL). The TH TL are derived from high and low temperature curing curves respectively. Other steps may include obtaining a curing target A1 or A2, wherein A1 and A2 are areas between the high temperature curing curve and a base temperature (TB) and the low temperature curing curve respectively wherein TB is selected to make A1 and A2 within at least 10% of each other and determining an area under a measured curing curve, the area under the measured curing curve being between the measured curing curve and the TB, wherein the measured curing curve is defined as a plot of the measured curing temperature over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Norman Christopher, Stephen Manuel, Robert Young
  • Publication number: 20100289186
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the quality of laser ablation by controlling the laser repetition rate during the ablation process, wherein the method enhances the quality of laser ablation of a photomask in order to improve the optical quality thereof. Also provided is a system employing the method of enhancing the quality of laser ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Peter P. Longo, Alfred Wagner
  • Patent number: 7833378
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical disc includes molding a first disc substrate by a first mold simultaneously with a second disc substrate by a second mold while controlling the temperature of the first and second molds by passing a temperature-controlling medium through temperature controlling flow passages provided in the vicinity of a boundary between the first and second molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignees: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Ishikura, Keiichi Kagawa, Izumi Igawa, Hidetoshi Egawa, Yuji Shibuya, Shinji Miki, Kiyoto Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20100286773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable capsular vitreous body (FCVB), and its mould design, method for manufacturing, product appearance, and drug delivery property and so on. A mould for molding a foldable artificial vitreous body comprises an upper mould (1), a lower mould (2) and a core (3). The core (3) is disposed between the upper mould (1) and the lower mould (2) and is connected with a drainage-tube pin connected with an injection channel (4). Heating holes (6) are disposed in the upper mould (1) and/or the lower mould (2). Material is injected to the mould and is heated to vulcanize to mold vitreous body. The FCVB is adapted to be injected with any harmless medium and can be used as a delivery vehicle inside or around the eye ball. The size or shape of the FCVB can be changed depending on the different implant site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Qianying Gao
  • Patent number: 7824163
    Abstract: An injection molding system includes a mold having a hot half and a cold half, the hot half including a hot runner. A bus transceiver is located in the mold. At least one electrical device associated with the operation of the mold is located in the mold and electrically coupled to the bus transceiver. A controller for controlling the mold is located outside the mold. A bus line electrically couples the controller to the bus transceiver of the electrical device apparatus includes an injection manifold having an inlet and a melt channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Mold-Masters (2007) Limited
    Inventor: Murray Feick
  • Patent number: 7811484
    Abstract: A process for producing a periodic structure comprises the steps of preparing a working object, the property of which changes in view of a photoreaction caused by an exciting energy, generating a light having a photonic energy of intensity of one fraction of natural number divisions of the exciting energy by each of the light sources of light-source groups arranged regularly in a two-dimensional arrangement, and concentrating the light emitted from the light source group at each of the light-concentrating points arranged at regular intervals in the working object to cause a photoreaction at and around the light-concentrating point to form a periodic structure comprised of regions each of which has a changed property in the working object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kohei Okamoto, Koji Yano
  • Publication number: 20100239701
    Abstract: The present invention, in accordance with the shrinking behavior of heat-melt material during cooling and demolding of molding process, presents a molding structure with electrical heating lines embedded on the surface of the molding structure which allows the structure to provide independent thermal control. By allowing the mold to control its surface temperature, the thermal stress between the heat-melt material and the mold can be eliminated and balanced, thereby preventing the heat-melt material from damage by the gripping force during demolding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Ren Haw Chen, An Cheng Liou
  • Patent number: 7794643
    Abstract: A method of molding an object with a mold having a transfer face includes the steps of filling, separating, re-melting, re-contacting, cooling, and removing. The filling step fills a thermoplastic material, having a temperature greater than a softening temperature of the thermoplastic material, into a cavity space in the mold having a temperature smaller than the softening temperature of the thermoplastic material. The thermoplastic material comes in contact with the transfer face and is cooled. The separating step separates the transfer face from the thermoplastic material to form a heat-insulating layer between the thermoplastic material and transfer face. The re-melting step re-melts the thermoplastic material with heat energy retained inside the thermoplastic material. The re-contacting step re-contacts the re-melted thermoplastic material to the transfer face. The cooling step cools the thermoplastic material to a temperature smaller than the softening temperature of the thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Watanabe, Yasuo Yamanaka, Kiyotaka Sawada, Keiji Ueda, Yasunori Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20100209580
    Abstract: This invention provides apparatus and methods for producing cooked material having a desired shape that varies in cross-sectional dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Emine Unlu, Francis S. Shields, Allan Torney, William Gharibian
  • Publication number: 20100201047
    Abstract: Process for forming containers from a blank, preferably a preform, made of a thermoplastic, the containers being formed using a stretch-blow moulding machine of rotary type having a blow-moulding mould mounted on the periphery of a carousel rotated continuously about its axis, the blow-moulding mould operating in cyclic manner according to a blow-moulding cycle having the following steps: placing a preheated blank in a blow-moulding mould; closing the blow-moulding mould; blowing the blank in the blow-moulding mould; flushing the inside of the container with a cooling gas, by injecting air thereinto; grasping the blow-moulded container by external gripping means; and opening the blow-moulding mould, which process includes automatically varying the duration of the flushing step at each start of production of the containers, in a temporary and evolving manner for a few minutes to establish in the containers thermal conditions enabling the first containers to be formed at a temperature that gives them a final vo
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Mikael Derrien, Pierrick Protais
  • Publication number: 20100178382
    Abstract: Gum manufacturing machinery and method of manufacturing gum is illustrated in which a gum loafing machine generates loaves of finished gum that are then subsequently run through a gum conditioner to more uniformly set the temperature and viscosity of the gum material prior to further processing. Upon achieving the appropriate conditioning level, a further forming extruder may be used to generate a continuous gum ribbon for subsequent rolling and scoring operations. The gum conditioner may include vertically stacked conveyors that have different operational modes including a first mode that provides a serpentine path for a long residence time and a second mode that provides a cascading path that avoids or bypasses much of the length of some of the conveyors to provide a shorter residence time. The gum manufacturing machinery may be used in an adjustable manner so as to accommodate difference gum recipes for different batches of gum product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Jim Olejarski, Joseph Roarty, Arthur W. Upmann, James A. Duggan
  • Patent number: 7752961
    Abstract: A device drives a preheating roll assembly comprising several rolls, during a heating or preheating stage. A motor assembly includes at least one individual drive and preferably two individual drives, which are used to drive at least the exit roll and preferably the entry roll and the exit roll. The motor assembly also includes one or more asynchronous motors, each asynchronous motor controlling the surface speed and the torque of one of the intermediate rolls. A common frequency converter operates one or more asynchronous motors, in particular all asynchronous motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Bruckner Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: G√ľnter Oedl
  • Patent number: 7744362
    Abstract: A temperature control system (100) includes a heating system (1), a cooling system (2) and a control unit (3). The heating system has a heated fluid. The heated fluid is heated by a solar energy for increasing the mold temperature. The cooling system has a cooled fluid. The cooled fluid cools for decreasing the mold temperature. The control unit controls the heating system and the cooling system to be opened or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin-Ho Lee