With Electrical Control System Patents (Class 425/162)
  • Patent number: 10836106
    Abstract: A machine for producing additive printed parts having a print head attached to a gantry, including a frame having a plurality of side walls that define an interior space, a build table positioned within the interior space and including a print bed for supporting the additive printed part, a plurality of bellows attached at a first end to the gantry and at a second end to at least one of the plurality of side walls, a build volume defined by the plurality of side walls, the plurality of bellows and the build table, and an infrared heater disposed on the build table for heating an additive printed part positioned on the build table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ESSENTIUM, INC.
    Inventors: Erik John Gjovik, Jason Greene, William Jack MacNeish, III
  • Patent number: 10695981
    Abstract: A coating device arrangement 1 for a 3D printer 100 is described, comprising a coating device 3 having a carrier structure 21a to 21c and a container 17 fixed to the carrier structure, defining an inner cavity for receiving particulate construction material, which leads to an opening for outputting the particulate construction material, a vibration device 23 configured to vibrate particulate construction material received in the container and thereby to influence the discharge of construction material from the opening, and a stroking member 15a attached to the coating device, configured to stroke particulate construction material output from the opening to thereby level and/or compress the output particulate material, and/or a closing device 31 configured to selectively close the opening and comprising a closing member 31a attached to the coating device 3, wherein the stroking member 15a and/or the closing member 31a are fixed to the carrier structure to be vibration-decoupled from the vibration generated by
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Patent number: 10532430
    Abstract: A laser machining apparatus has a workpiece holding unit, a laser irradiation unit, a machining feed unit that moves the holding unit and the laser irradiation unit in a machining feed direction, an indexing feed unit that moves the holding unit and the laser irradiation unit in an indexing feed direction, and a control unit that controls the operation of each component. The time required to stop the laser irradiation unit relative to the holding unit can be denoted by ‘ta’ and that required to index the irradiation position of the laser beam at the next scheduled division line can be denoted by ‘tb.’ When tb>ta, the control unit initiates the stopping and indexing simultaneously after a machining step and takes advantage of remaining time (tb?ta) following the end of the stopping to start to accelerate the laser irradiation unit relative to the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Sampei
  • Patent number: 10322543
    Abstract: The present invention provides a three-dimensional molding device which makes it possible to reduce molding time by decreasing the inkjet head waiting time during the molding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: CMET Inc., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ooba, Yousuke Katou, Koukichi Suzuki, Yuya Daicho, Hideaki Miyano, Toshimitsu Okane, Satoshi Imamura, Satoshi Kajino
  • Patent number: 10244773
    Abstract: To provide a cotton candy preparing device for preparing cotton candy in a good condition at all times irrespective of different heating conditions for granulated sugar and sugar candy, a cotton candy preparing device having a rotary pot formed of a pot upper portion and a pot bottom portion is provided, and the pot upper portion has a loading port at an upper end thereof and further tubular inner walls below the loading port, lower ends of the inner walls have a conically shaped expanded inclined portion that expands downwards, a plurality of plate-shaped ribs are provided on the expanded inclined portion so as to project towards a center of the rotary port, and lower ends of the ribs are brought into contact with a heating plate provided on an upper surface of the pot bottom portion or forms a slight gap between the heating plate and themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 10189189
    Abstract: Molding methods and molds for making a synthetic resin molded product include disposing a curable liquid resin mixture in a recess of a female mold. The curable liquid resin mixture is then simultaneously agitated and degassed by a mixer while under a partial vacuum. More specifically, at least the female mold is orbited around an orbital axis while being rotated about a rotational axis that is eccentric to the orbital axis. After being thoroughly mixed and degassed, the liquid mixture is then cured in the mold unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KAGA SANGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Mizoguchi, Takayuki Nomura, Hitoshi Tsujikawa, Yoshiki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9919465
    Abstract: A molding system includes a mold having a mold cavity; a molding machine configured to fill the mold cavity with a composite molding resin including a polymeric material having a plurality of fibers; a computing apparatus connected to the molding machine; and a controller connected to the computing apparatus. The computing apparatus includes a processor configured to generate a previous orientation distribution of the fibers in the mold cavity based on a molding condition for the molding machine, a rotary diffusional distribution of the fibers based on the previous orientation distribution of the fibers, and an updated orientation distribution of the fibers based on the rotary diffusional distribution of the fibers. The controller is configured to control the molding machine to perform an actual molding with the molding condition for injecting the composite molding resin into at least a portion of the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CORETECH SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chang Tseng, Rong-Yeu Chang, Chia-Hsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 9808957
    Abstract: A method of filling a mold with a settable material, such as a cementitious mixture, is disclosed. The mold includes a plurality of cavities that open to a top face of the mold, and is suitable for forming building elements, such as pavers, for covering surfaces. The method includes providing an additional volume per unit area of settable material to at least part of selected ones of the cavities, and compacting the settable material in at least part of all of the cavities, including the additional volume per unit area of settable material provided to the selected ones of the cavities, to substantially the same thickness. A mold and a scraper suitable for use in the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, Leonard Browning, Robert J. Lundell, Steven E. Hinde
  • Patent number: 9505158
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a method and system for operating an injection molding machine. For example, a molding system (100) to manufacture a molded article (103) in a mold-cavity system (200) by using a molding material (101) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Weber, Joachim Johannes Niewels, Bruno Giuseppe Sodaro
  • Publication number: 20150145177
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making a three-dimensional object from a solidifiable material using a linear solidification device and contourless object data is shown and described. A voxel matrix is superimposed over an object model defined by three-dimensional object data to determine active voxels that intersect at least a portion of the object model. The active voxels are related to a path generation reference frame of an apparatus for making a three-dimensional object to generate solidification energy source event data that defines scanning (y) axis locations and/or solidification times at which a linear solidification device supplies solidification energy to a solidifiable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Global Filtration Systems, a dba of Gulf Filtration Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Ali El-Siblani, Alexandr Shkolnik, Alexander Nam, Mohamad Janbain
  • Publication number: 20150145179
    Abstract: Apparatus for shaping plastics material pre-forms into plastics material containers includes a conveying device which conveys the pre-forms along a pre-set path. The conveying device has a movable station carrier arranged at least indirectly on a stationary base carrier on which are arranged a plurality of shaping stations which have in each case blow moulding devices which have cavities, inside which the pre-forms are shaped. The apparatus has a changing device for removing the blow moulding devices from the blow mould carriers and/or for arranging blow moulding devices on the blow mould carriers. The changing device has a first control device for controlling a removing and/or an arranging movement of the blow moulding devices on the blow mould carriers, and a second control device for controlling a blow moulding procedure, wherein the first control device and the second control device preferably co-operate at least for a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Finger, Florian Geltinger, Gerhard Schwoed, Klaus Voth
  • Publication number: 20150137426
    Abstract: Disclosed is an additive manufacturing device, comprising: a vessel for containing a material which is polymerisable on exposure to radiation; a build platform having a build surface, the build platform being mounted or mountable for movement relative to the vessel; and a programmable radiation module comprising an array of individually addressable radiation emitting or transmitting elements, the array being configurable to produce radiation having a predetermined pattern by selective activation of elements of the array; wherein the programmable radiation module is positioned or positionable to irradiate uncured material adjacent the build surface, or adjacent a previously cured structure on the build surface, with the predetermined pattern without magnification. Also disclosed is an additive manufacturing method which employs the additive manufacturing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hubertus Theodorus Petrus VAN ESBROECK, Shanmugam MURUGA PALANIAPPAN, Devansh SHARMA, Siu Hon LAM, Kah Fai CHIN, Yong Chuan Randall SIE
  • Publication number: 20150130114
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods and computer program products are disclosed that facilitate part layer curing by an additive manufacturing device wherein each element of the part layer is exposed to light from a light source until the element receives sufficient energy to cure. In an aspect, received energy is calculated based on both the light received directly from the light source and light received from surrounding elements due to dispersion and other effects. The present disclosure enables consistent curing across a part layer, facilitate the creation of sharp outer structures, and allow fragile structures to be built alongside larger structures without a loss of quality, clarity, or resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: B9Creations, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Joyce
  • Publication number: 20150130102
    Abstract: An insulator, especially a sound insulator, can be manufactured by introducing and mixing constituent compounds of a basis material for the insulator with masses to form an insulator mixture. The insulator mixture is formed into the insulator by a suitable mold or tool so that the masses are distributed within the insulator mixture. A catalyst can be included to control curing characteristics of the insulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Eng. & Mtfg. North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon L. Ebbitt, Todd M. Remtema
  • Publication number: 20150118626
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for tube nozzle electrospinning. In one example, among others, is a system including a nozzle tube with an array of nozzles configured to produce a plurality of electrospun nanofibers and a positioning stage configured to control deposition of the plurality of electrospun nanofibers on a substrate to form a layer of nanofibers. Another example is a method including generating a plurality of electrospun nanofibers from an array of nozzles positioned over a substrate and controlling movement of the substrate to form a layer of electrospun nanofibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong-Kyu Yoon, Pit Fee Jao
  • Patent number: 9017056
    Abstract: An apparatus for uniformly curing resin is described herein. The apparatus includes at least a lamp system that is to emit ultraviolet (“UV”) light. The lamp system is to emit the UV light from a light-emitting diode (“LED”) light source, which is to be energized and controlled by an electrical circuit. The electrical circuit may be provided as part of a circuit board which has power delivered thereto from a power cord. The lamp system can further include a handle having an attachment device so that the lamp system may be securely engaged with a glass surface. The lamp system may be adapted to be coupled with a resin injection system. When engaged with the resin injection system, the lamp system can deliver UV light to the injected resin so that the injected resin may be quickly and uniformly cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: GlasWeld Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth R. Schuepbach, Dennis Garbutt, Randy L. Mackey
  • Publication number: 20150110912
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing apparatus includes a shaping head to discharge a resin material, a table to retain the discharged resin material, a carriage mechanism fitted to the shaping head and moving the shaping head relative to the table, a rotatable member disposed outward of the table, a first horizontal rotary shaft rotatably supporting the table, a first motor to rotate the first horizontal rotary shaft, a second horizontal rotary shaft fitted to the rotatable member and extending in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the first horizontal rotary shaft, a second motor to rotate the second horizontal rotary shaft so as to rotate the table, the first horizontal rotary shaft, and the first motor, along with the rotatable member, around the second horizontal rotary shaft, and a microcomputer configured or programmed to control the shaping head, the first motor, and the second motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshimasa OKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9004905
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing plastic containers includes a heating module that heats plastic preforms and a molding module for molding the preforms into containers. The heating module includes a first transport unit that transports the preforms during the heating and a first interface. The molding module is downstream of the heating module in the transport direction and includes a blow molding unit for applying a flowable medium onto the preforms for expansion thereof, a second transport unit that transports the preforms during the expansion, and a second interface. The first and second interfaces allow a mechanical connection and an electrical connection between the modules such that the molding module may be disposed on the heating module and at least one further module integrated between the heating and molding modules. The further module treats the preforms following the heating and prior to the molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Heinz Humele, Klaus Voth, Johann Zimmerer, Dieter Finger, Martin Seger, Christoph Klenk, Konrad Senn, Frank Winzinger, Alexandra Donhauser
  • Publication number: 20150097306
    Abstract: A valve device for controlled introduction of a blowing medium into plastic parisons, includes at least one controllable valve body, at least one actuating device, and a control device for controlling the actuating device. The actuating device is at least indirectly operatively connected to the valve body, and includes at least one piezoelectric actuator, wherein by actuation of the actuating device and control of the piezoelectric actuator, which is associated therewith, by the control device in dependence on the current impressed into the piezoelectric actuator and/or the voltage applied thereto, the valve body can be moved from an open position into a closed position and vice versa, and in the closed position a main flow path for introduction of the blowing medium into the plastic parisons is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Finger, Eduard Handschuh, Florian Geltinger
  • Publication number: 20150086667
    Abstract: A device for operating a machine equipped with a handling device, particularly an injection moulding machine, includes a first stationary operating device secured to the machine, and a second mobile operating device. The operating devices can be designed to be touch screen. The stationary operating device is designed for operating both the machine and the handling device and the mobile operating device is likewise designed for operating both the handling device and the machine. Each operating device is fully equipped for comprehensive configuration or programming and for operating the machine and the handling device. The screen of the mobile operating device is smaller than the screen of the stationary operating device, and predefinable regions of a screen page of the screen of the stationary operating device can be shown successively on the screen of the mobile operating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KRAUSSMAFFEI TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Günther Grimm
  • Publication number: 20150079215
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus. A housing encloses a work area. An interface is provided in the housing permit a processor within the housing to receive digital data defining geometry for a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. A fabrication mechanism forms a portion of the object by addition of material substantially consistent with the digital data for a corresponding portion of the geometry received by the processor. A camera to images a portion of the fabrication process, e.g., molding or assembly. The images are transmitted via an interface over a wide area network to permit a user to monitor the process imaged. A user interface is provided to permit the user to send commands to the fabrication apparatus from various devices that access the wide area network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Publication number: 20150076740
    Abstract: The invention is a stereolithography machine (1) comprising: a container (2) for a fluid substance (15); a source (3) of predefined radiation (3a) suited to solidify the fluid substance (15); an optical unit (4) suited to direct the radiation (3a) towards a reference surface (5) in the fluid substance (15); a logic control unit (6) configured so as to control the optical unit (4) and/or the source (3) so as to expose a predefined portion of the reference surface (5). The optical unit (4) comprises two micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) (7, 8) arranged in series, each one of which is provided with a mirror (9) associated with actuator means (12) suited to set it rotating around a rotation axis (X1, Y1), said two micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) (7, 8) being arranged in such a way as to allow the radiation (3a) to be directed towards each point of the reference surface (5) through a corresponding combination of the rotations of the respective mirrors (9) around the two axes (X1, Y1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ettore Maurizio Costabeber
  • Publication number: 20150069665
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are presented for automatically fabricating arbitrary materials and objects from raw components, using a combination of simple chemical, electrical, and mechanical operations. The invention will automatically generate machine control instructions for controlling automated fabrication devices and equipment from simple instructions in natural language. The invention also allows the sharing, remote execution, scheduling, and automatic ingredient ordering for such instructions to allow the creation of new materials and professional object fabrication with little or no human intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Rusty S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20150064779
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the production of a tube having, in sections, a non-circular profile by deforming, comprising: a) providing a tube, which has a circular initial profile; b) conveying the tube in a hot, malleable state through a nip, which is formed by squeezing rollers and has a first nip width, which is larger than or equal to an outer dimension of the initial profile; c) adjusting the squeezing rollers for setting a second nip width, which is smaller than the outer dimension of the initial profile, and deforming the initial profile in said hot, malleable state for obtaining said non-circular cross section; and d) adjusting the squeezing rollers for setting a third nip width, which is larger than or equal to the outer dimension of the initial profile, and severing said tube in a region having a circular cross section; so that respective end portions of said tube have a circular cross section According to the invention, the tubes can be connected reliably with connecting-members or other tube
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Nikolaus Schultz, Nikolaos Katsikis, Volker Trinks, Reinhard Maennl
  • Publication number: 20150054204
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a 3-dimensional object comprises a print head that is configured and disposed for depositing one or more material layers in a prescribed manner on a printing table. At least one of the material layers comprises two or more materials. A source of microwave energy is disposed and configured for directing a beam of microwave energy toward the work-piece in a prescribed manner. A controller is operatively coupled to the print head and the source of microwave energy. The controller is configured for causing the print head to deposit the one or more material layers in the prescribed manner and for causing the source of microwave energy to direct the beam of microwave energy toward the work-piece in the prescribed manner. A method for manufacturing a 3-dimensional object comprises depositing one or more material layers in a prescribed manner on a printing table and directing a beam of microwave energy toward the work-piece in a prescribed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Dmitriy Tseliakhovich, Tak Sum Chu
  • Publication number: 20150056319
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) apparatus including a processing unit, a base and a printing head is provided. The processing unit is configured to read and process digital 3D model information. The base is coupled to and controlled by the processing unit. The base includes a plurality of heating regions. The processing unit is configured to selectively heat at least one of the heating regions according to the digital 3D model information. The printing head is disposed above the base. The printing head is coupled to and controlled by the processing unit to dispense a thermal melting material layer-by-layer on the heated heating region to form a 3D object related to the digital 3D model information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicants: XYZ Printing, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Jer Din, Shih-Nan Lu, Wei-Hsin Liao
  • Publication number: 20150050463
    Abstract: A powder rapid prototyping method includes steps of forming a thin layer 35a of a powder material, irradiating a heating energy beam to a specific region of the thin layer 35a of the powder material to thereby form a preliminary heating layer 35c whose temperature is elevated, and irradiating the heating energy beam to an inside region of the preliminary heating layer 35c whose temperature is elevated to melt and then solidify the thin layer 35a of the powder material to thereby form a solidified layer, wherein the respective steps are repeatedly implemented to fabricate a rapid prototyping model 51, 52.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Aspect Inc.
    Inventors: Shizuka NAKANO, Toru SHIMIZU, Masashi HAGIWARA, Masahiro SASSA
  • Publication number: 20150037448
    Abstract: A memory assembly (800), comprising: a storage media (802) tangibly embodying executable commands configured to direct a molding-system controller (114) to send a command signal to the first accumulator-control valve (106) and the first actuator control valve (110), the command signal configured to request: (i) the first accumulator-control valve (106) to permit flow of hydraulic fluid from the first accumulator assembly (108) to the first actuator assembly (112), and (ii) the first actuator control valve (110) to permit flow of hydraulic fluid from the first pump assembly (104) to the first actuator assembly (112) for the case where the molding-system controller (114) determines that the first actuator assembly (112) requires the flow from both the first pump assembly (104) and the first accumulator assembly (108) during a portion of a molding cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Allan Schultz
  • Publication number: 20150027188
    Abstract: A method is for producing a circular cylindrical body (10) comprising a workable mass, having at least one helical internal cavity extending in the interior of the body. The body (10) is initially produced with a straight internal recess, for example by means of extrusion. Afterwards the body is cut to a defined length. The body (10) that has been cut to length is then subjected to a rolling process by means of a friction surface arrangement (23) while being supported over the entire length thereof on a support means (16). The rolling process takes place in multiple steps, wherein a rolling movement using a first axis of rotation (25) is performed in a first step, and a rolling movement using a second axis of rotation (26) that is different from the first axis of rotation is used in a second step. There is also an apparatus for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Arno FRIEDRICHS
  • Publication number: 20150021815
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system includes an additive manufacturing tool configured to supply a plurality of droplets to a part, a temperature control device configured to control a temperature of the part, and a controller configured to control the composition, formation, and application of each droplet to the plurality of droplets to the part independent from control of the temperature of the part via the temperature control device. The plurality of droplets is configured to build up the part. Each droplet of the plurality of droplets includes at least one metallic anchoring material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Patrick Albrecht, Christopher Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150014880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roller device for treating sheet-form material, in particular for smoothing films (F*) or sheets, comprising a first roller unit 1 and a second roller unit 2, wherein each roller unit (1, 2) comprises: at least one drive motor with a motor moment of inertia JM, a roller (10, 20) with a roller moment of inertia JW, and at least one gear for the kinematic coupling of the roller (10, 20) to the at least one drive motor with a transmission ratio iMW between the at least one drive motor and the roller (10, 20), wherein the roller (20) of the second roller unit (2) is rotatable in the opposite direction to the roller (10) of the first roller unit (1), and wherein there is formed between the roller (1 0) of the first roller unit (1) and the roller (20) of the second roller unit (2) a first roller gap (40) through which the sheet-form material (F) is guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jürgen Flecke, Alexander Paulus, Joerg Nickel, Andreas Weistroffer
  • Patent number: 8926484
    Abstract: A head tool changer for use with a deposition-based digital manufacturing system, the head tool changer comprising a tooling unit configured to retain a deposition head, a grip unit configured to engage with tooling unit and to relay electrical power to the tooling unit, and a master unit operably mounted to a gantry and configured to engage with the tooling unit and to relay electrical power to the tooling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Comb, Joseph E. Labossiere, Michael D. Bosveld, David G. Bocek, Max Peters
  • Patent number: 8905742
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printer to fabricate three dimensional objects using a rotary build surface platen. This architecture achieves high space efficiency, and rigidity for precision. The apparatus size can be very small relative to the objects it can build. The 3D printer can also actively shape the side profile of a layer for greater fidelity with the ideal input geometry. The profile can be shaped through subtraction of material, or by constraining the material while it is deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Publication number: 20140356503
    Abstract: An apparatus for scaling dough and method of using the same includes a pair of infeed rollers that provide dough to pair of positive pressure rollers that rotate faster that the rate dough is received. A bed defines a ram chamber with an inlet and an outlet. The bed is adjacent to the pair of positive pressure rollers. Dough is received in the ram chamber through the inlet. A ram disposed in the ram chamber reciprocates therein to compress dough. A rotatable head with a scaling chamber is adjacent the outlet of the ram chamber. The rotation of the head and the reciprocation of the ram are synchronized so that a downward stroke of the ram compress dough received in the ram chamber into the scaling chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: John H. Moynihan
  • Publication number: 20140339743
    Abstract: Plastic preforms are introduced into a blow mould and are expanded by applying a flowable medium thereto, which is introduced into the internal space of the plastic preforms, wherein the blow mould includes at least two lateral parts which form a cavity during the expansion of the plastic preforms, within which the plastic containers are expanded. The lateral parts are respectively provided on lateral part carriers that are moved relative to each other for opening and closing the blow mould. At least one arrangement of a lateral part carrier and the lateral part provided thereon has an expansion element that can have a gaseous medium applied thereto. The expansion element ensures, when the gaseous medium is applied thereto, that one lateral part is moved towards the other lateral part. During the expansion of the plastic preforms, at least two different pressure levels are applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Dieter Finger, Peter Lex, Thomas Spitzer
  • Publication number: 20140339739
    Abstract: The invention describes a system for preparing and producing a stamp plate, comprising at least one input device, a control device, and a processing device, with a processing insert and apertures arranged therein. The processing device, in particular a laser plotter, comprises a processing table, which is designed to accommodate and position the processing insert, in particular a tray or jig for at least one stamp plate blank, wherein a removal aid is allocated to at least one aperture of the processing insert, and/or this aperture preferably comprises means for guiding and positioning the insert. In particular the stamp plate blank and/or the workpiece. In order to attain an even surface of a base material of the stamp plate blank, for further processing the base material is positioned on a base plate in a removable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Pinot, Stéphanie Verrier
  • Publication number: 20140333008
    Abstract: A system and method for feeding a composite fluid to a mold for casting a reinforced composite structure, such as a rotor blade for a wind turbine are provided. The system includes a first feeding unit for feeding a first flow of composite fluid to the mold through a first mold inlet, and a second feeding unit for feeding a second flow of composite fluid to the mold through a second mold inlet. The first flow of composite fluid and the second flow of composite fluid are individually controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Niels Harboe, Casper Houmann Jensen
  • Publication number: 20140333013
    Abstract: A system for forming a container from a preform includes a first mold having a plurality of first portions that cooperate to define a first internal surface against which the preform is blown for forming a first form. The system also includes a second mold having a plurality of second portions that cooperate to define a second internal surface against which the first form is blown for forming a second form. Also, the system includes a mold servo motor that actuates the plurality of first portions relative to each other and/or actuates the plurality of second portions relative to each other. Furthermore, the system includes a controller that controls the mold servo motor for controlled actuation of the plurality of first portions and/or the plurality of second portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: AMCOR LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Bates, Frederick C. Beuerle, Reinhard C.J. Luchies
  • Publication number: 20140301883
    Abstract: A method for producing three-dimensional work pieces comprises the steps of supplying gas to a process chamber accommodating a carrier and a powder application device, applying a layer of raw material powder onto the carrier by means of the powder application device, selectively irradiating electromagnetic or particle radiation onto the raw material powder applied onto the carrier by means of an irradiation device, discharging gas containing particulate impurities from the process chamber, and controlling the operation of the irradiation device by means of a control unit such that a radiation beam emitted by at least one radiation source of the irradiation device is guided over the layer of raw material powder applied onto the carrier according to a radiation pattern containing a plurality of scan vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SLM SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas WIESNER, Dieter SCHWARZE
  • Publication number: 20140287085
    Abstract: An in-mold grain application system includes a forming machine and an adhesive applicator. The adhesive applicator is configured to apply adhesive to a cover stock sheet prior to the sheet entering the forming machine. A controller is connected to the adhesive applicator and configured to command the adhesive applicator and control the adhesive application to the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: NYX, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Kanakamedala, Joseph E. Packett
  • Publication number: 20140265043
    Abstract: A method of wrapping a plurality of mandrels with a composite material can include rotating each mandrel at a rotational speed; translating each mandrel at a translation speed; positioning each mandrel back to back such that an aft face of a preceding mandrel is approximate to a forward face of a trailing mandrel; and sequentially wrapping each mandrel with the composite material in a helical orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Paul K. Oldroyd, James D. Hethcock, Jr., Mark E. Tohlen, Phillip A. Kendrick
  • Publication number: 20140252687
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for performing an Additive Manufacturing (AM) fabrication process on a powdered material forming a substrate. The system may make use of a diode array for generating an optical signal sufficient to melt a powdered material of the substrate. A mask may be used for preventing a first predetermined portion of the optical signal from reaching the substrate, while allowing a second predetermined portion to reach the substrate. At least one processor may be used for controlling an output of the diode array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Bassem S. EL-DASHER, Andrew BAYRAMIAN, James A. DEMUTH, Joseph C. FARMER, Sharon G. TORRES
  • Patent number: 8827679
    Abstract: Machine for forming containers (3a), comprising a unit (2) for extruding tubes (3) made of plastic, associated with an electric extrusion motor (200), a blowing unit (5) associated with an electric blowing motor (500), a mould (4) for containing the containers (3a), formed by two half-moulds (4a,4b) movable, upon operation of an associated electric mould motor (400), in a longitudinal direction X-X, the unit formed by the mould (4) and by the associated mould operating motor (400) being displaceable, upon operation of an electric displacement motor (300), in a transverse direction (Y-Y) from a first position substantially aligned with the extrusion unit (2) into a second position substantially aligned with the blowing unit (5) and vice versa, comprising at least one base power supply/recovery module (2000) and at least one first control module (2300) connected to said displacement motor (400) for controlling the acceleration/deceleration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: MAGIC MP S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ferruccio Giacobbe
  • Publication number: 20140248387
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a method and system for operating an injection molding machine. For example, a molding system (100) to manufacture a molded article (103) in a mold-cavity system (200) by using a molding material (101) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Weber, Joachim Johannes Niewels, Bruno Giuseppe Sodaro
  • Publication number: 20140245586
    Abstract: At least devices and methods for displaying medals suspended from ribbons on vertical surfaces. In embodiments, a holster includes a backing plate that has a front face and a rear face. The rear face can be configured to be attached to the vertical surface, such as a wall or a frame. The holster further includes two shelves attached to the front face and configured to support the ribbon. The shelves can leave a vacant space between them for the medal to be suspended therethrough, when the ribbon is supported on the shelves. Accordingly, the medal can be displayed along with the decorative ribbon being held also in substantially full view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Rohtek, LLC
    Inventor: Oscar H. Rojas
  • Publication number: 20140234460
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extruder which has an extruder housing, in which a delivery channel for a medium to be extruded is formed. At least one screw conveyor is located in the delivery channel and a cooling device is provided for the extruder housing, said device having at least one cooling line in or on the extruder housing, through which line a cooling fluid flows. An electronic device for controlling and/or regulating the operating states of the extruder is accommodated in an electronics housing which can be cooled according to the invention by means of the cooling device for the extruder housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Roberts, Ralf Weber
  • Patent number: 8764426
    Abstract: A power supplying apparatus for supplying power to servo amplifiers is configured by an AC/DC converter and a predetermined power storage circuit. In a process of a molding cycle except for an injection process, power is supplied from the AC/DC converter, and the power is stored in the power storage circuit. In the injection process, the AC/DC converter and the power storage circuit are controlled in conjunction with each other to supply the stored power, which is required when performing the injection process, from the power storage circuit, so as to prevent the AC/DC converter from supplying an excessive amount of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Ochi
  • Publication number: 20140175701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of form parts from multi-component reactive plastic material, especially from polyurethane, wherein a plurality of moulds are moved by means of mould carriages (1) at least temporarily along a closed, preferably oval, production line (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HENNECKE GMBH
    Inventors: Frank GOEBEL, Bernhard WILLING
  • Publication number: 20140167326
    Abstract: An additive building method for building a plurality of layers to form a build stack is provided. The method includes creating a variable potential difference between a conducting element at a first voltage potential and an ion source at a second voltage potential, and creating an electric field between the conducting element and the ion source. The electric field passes through the build stack to a nearest surface of the build stack which is nearest a transfer medium. The method further includes accumulating electric charge from the ion source on the nearest surface of the build stack, and transferring deposition material from a transfer medium onto the nearest surface. The strength of the field at the nearest surface of the build stack is controlled in order to cause a homogenous transfer of the deposition material on to the nearest surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: University of Warwick
    Inventors: Jason Blair Jones, Gregory John Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20140147541
    Abstract: An operating unit has a display screen, a data processing device, and at least one hand button for the operation of injection molding machine elements. Items of information which are associated with injection molding elements and which are present in the injection molding machine can be called up by the data processing device. Items of status information which are associated with injection molding elements and which are present in the injection molding machine can be called up by the data processing device. Upon actuation of the at least one hand button, if the status information associated with the corresponding injection molding machine element indicates activatability, at least one operating signal can be sent to the injection molding machine and the associated items of information can be represented on the display screen. Otherwise, the associated items of information and a warning indication indicating non-activatability can be represented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer HOELZL, Albin KERN, Johann VOGGENEDER, Markus WAHLMUELLER