Female Mold Patents (Class 425/195)
  • Patent number: 10799946
    Abstract: A die casting apparatus for manufacturing metal parts for automotive vehicle applications is provided. The die casting apparatus includes upper and lower dies presenting forming surfaces and a mold cavity therebetween. A replaceable insert and sub-inserts provide portions of the forming surfaces of the dies in areas most prone to wear and erosion. The replaceable inserts and sub-inserts can be removed and replaced during high volume production, without having to replace the entire die. A wear and/or heat resistant coating can be applied to the inserts and sub-inserts to further increase service life. A plurality of cooling channels can also be formed in the inserts and sub-inserts to improve cycle time and quality of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ray Adams, Peter Joseph Bertolini, Peter Michael Littkemann
  • Patent number: 10773480
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to cell assemblies for fabricating superhard materials (e.g., used in a high-pressure cubic press) and methods of using the same. The disclosed cell assemblies include a plurality of internal anvils, at least some of which are positioned internally relative to a cell pressure medium of the cell assembly. Such a configuration for the cell assemblies may enable one or more of intensifying cell pressure, reducing processing time, or reducing costs for fabricating such superhard materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Bertagnolli, Michael A. Vail, Jiang Qian, Jason K. Wiggins, Mark P. Chapman, Arnold D. Cooper, Debkumar Mukhopadhyay, Amy Leigh Rodriguez, Stephen Rudger Adams
  • Patent number: 10324010
    Abstract: A test apparatus is described comprising a test chamber (12), a powder manipulation device such as a compaction device (20), and a drive arrangement (22) selectively operable to drive the compaction device (20) for axial movement and for rotary movement within or relative to the test chamber (12), the compaction device (20) preferably comprising at least one complete turn of a generally helical screw flight (26). Methods of use of the test apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FREEMAN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Timothy Freeman
  • Patent number: 10183457
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and a method for exchanging vertically segmented rotor segments (16) on a rotary tablet press (34). The system comprises a rotor (10) comprising at least two vertically segmented rotor segments (16), a transfer unit (36) and an assembly carriage (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KORSCH AG
    Inventors: Stephan Mies, Ingo Klaer, Michael Matthes
  • Patent number: 9956713
    Abstract: A device for processing performs may include at least a holder device for holding at least one preform and for at least temporary contacting arrangement of at least one wall part of the preform on at least one contact device. By the at least one contact device, a temperature of the first wall part can be prespecified, which at least temporarily differs from the temperature of a second wall part that is always spaced from the contact device. The contact device may be releasably held by a carrier device forming at least in parts a holding zone for the contact device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Gerald Huettner
  • Patent number: 9889616
    Abstract: A pattern block can be easily attached to a sector with high positional accuracy, and furthermore, the strength thereof is enhanced. The present invention provides a sector mold constituted by attaching a pattern block to a sector, and the sector mold includes: the sector including an embedding groove and holes for positioning pins; and the pattern block including a convex portion for an embedding groove and positioning pins, on a back body surface, corresponding to the embedding groove and the holes for the positioning pins, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Sasaki, Shigeru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9701046
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing masonry blocks using a face mix shuttle comprising an angled shovel for depositing a controllable amount of face mix onto a surface of a masonry block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: PAVESTONE, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Karau
  • Patent number: 9636235
    Abstract: A bone infusion apparatus for interbody grafts includes a container; a retainer, the retainer including a recess for receiving therein bone graft material; and a lid including a plunger assembly. A method of preparing bone including cadaver bone for use in cervical fusion includes: placing cadaver bone combined with bone collected from a patient into a recess of the retainer; placing the retainer in the container; filling the container with a liquid; attaching a lid the container; depressing a plunger of the lid such that a press head advances toward the retainer causing a dynamic pressure to act on the cadaver bone combined with the bone collected from the patient; suctioning the liquid from the container; removing the combined bone from the retainer; and placing the combined bone removed from the container into a vertebral interspace of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Sean Hensler
  • Patent number: 9440381
    Abstract: A manually operated tablet press is provided. The manually operated tablet press includes a plurality of components that can be arranged into a stored configuration and into an operable configuration, whereby a user can produce a user-tailored dose or the combination of doses in the operable configuration, and wherein practical arrangement of the tablet press facilitates efficient reprocessing thereof. The tablet press provides a die, a press and a die-press interface for forming a user-tailored dose tablet pill wherein said components are practically arranged to use, reprocess and store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Kamal Shaham, James Shaham
  • Patent number: 9126260
    Abstract: In a method of processing a substrate in accordance with an embodiment, a trench may be formed in the substrate, imprint material may be deposited at least into the trench, the imprint material in the trench may be embossed using a stamp device, and the stamp device may be removed from the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Joerg Ortner, Michael Sorger
  • Patent number: 9115832
    Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly (10) for fastening, with fluid connection, a mold bottom to a holder (12), in which the mold bottom, of principal axis (O), is able to be removably fastened to a plate (14) forming an interface between the mold bottom and the holder (12), the assembly (10) including at least one locking device and a fluid connection device, respectively placed between the plate (14) and the holder (12), characterized in that the movement of a first locking element (44) and a first connecting element (46) is coupled via a moveable part (88) so that together they form a moveable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Damien Cirette, Arnaud Prieur
  • Patent number: 9044026
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for concurrently imprinting and piercing of dough consisting of flour, water and yeast to produce loaves imprinted with an image that represents Coptic religious symbols including Coptic letters, crosses, circles and squares. The imprinting is accomplished using embossed patterns engraved onto an upper plate that is pressed onto a lower plate containing the dough placed inside depressions disposed below the surface of the lower plate. The imprinting is implemented after the step of proofing the dough in a process for preparing the loaves that includes the steps of flattening, proofing, imprinting and baking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Michel T Bakhoum
  • Publication number: 20150147425
    Abstract: A lens mold carrier (1; 2) comprises: a frame (10; 20) extending in a plane (x,y; u,v) and comprising a plurality of individual compartments (100; 200); at least one mold unit (11; 21) arranged in one of the individual compartments (100; 200) in a manner secured against falling out, the at least one mold unit (11; 21) including an adapter piece (110; 210) and a lens mold (112; 212) fixedly connected to the adapter piece (110; 210). The adapter piece (110; 210) is floatingly arranged within the compartment (100; 200) to allow for limited movement of the adapter piece (110; 210) within the compartment (100; 200) at least in a translation plane parallel to or coincident with the plane (x,y; u,v) in which the frame (10; 20) extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Karsten Straube, Jan Bernard
  • Patent number: 8998602
    Abstract: A blow mold unit includes a first and a second blow cavity split mold, and a plurality of raised-bottom molds. The blow mold unit also includes a first and a second securing plates on which the first and the second blow cavity split mold are secured, a plurality of first pressure-receiving plates respectively secured on the first and the second securing plates, a third securing plate disposed between the first and the second securing plates, the plurality of raised-bottom molds secured on the third securing plate, a plurality of shafts suspended from the third securing plate, and a plurality of second pressure-receiving plates secured on the first and the second securing plates at a position below the third securing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yokobayashi, Daisaburou Takehana
  • Patent number: 8974211
    Abstract: A system for aiding in the replacement of a mold in a molding unit of a machine for manufacturing containers, includes at least one transport device (16) for transporting a joined mold (18) forming a transportable unit subassembly, the transport device (16) including at least one robotic arm (96) for positioning, in space along a trihedron (X, Y, Z) and with respect to the molding unit (12), elements (76) for handling at least one joined mold (18) so as to carry out a replacement of the at least one mold (18) of the molding unit (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Damien Cirette, Arnaud Prieur
  • Patent number: 8961861
    Abstract: A device and method for moving a mold clamp assembly of a molding apparatus between and open and closed position when the molding apparatus is in a stationary position. The device includes a rotatable cam member. A first cam surface is provided on the rotatable cam member. The first cam surface cooperates with a cam follower of the mold clamp assembly to move the mold clamp assembly to the open position when the rotatable cam member is rotated. A second cam surface is also provided on the rotatable cam member. The second cam surface cooperates with the cam follower of the mold clamp assembly to move the mold clamp assembly from the open position to the closed position when the rotatable cam member is further rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Mathy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8944794
    Abstract: A device for forming plastic preforms into plastic containers with a mobile carrier on which is arranged a plurality of blowing stations, each comprising blow mold carrier parts to hold blow mold parts, wherein at least one of these blow mold carrier parts is mobile in relation to the other blow mold carrier part, and wherein the blowing stations each comprise a carrier element to carry at least one blow mold carrier part. The device includes a clean room within which the plastic preforms can be expanded into plastic containers. The blow mold carrier parts together with the carrier element form a unit which can be demounted as a whole from the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Florian Geltinger, Eduard Handschuh, Josef Hausladen, Thomas Hoellriegl, Ulrich Lappe, Michael Neubauer, Thomas Philipp, Juergen Soellner, Klaus Voth
  • Patent number: 8920151
    Abstract: A method for removing blow molds from a forming device for transforming plastic preforms into plastic containers may include arranging a multi-piece blow mold on a blow mold carrier. The method may include separating the blow mold in at least partly assembled state from the blow mold carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Rupert Meinzinger, Konrad Senn, Thomas Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8894403
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved pressware forming apparatus. At least one of die pairs used in the apparatus can be narrowed in a cross-direction as compared to the cross-directional width of pressware forming tools used in prior an apparatus. The present invention allows addition of at least one additional die pair in the pressware forming tool when used in a standard sized pressware forming apparatus. The present invention also provides components for use in such apparatus and methods of making pressware from the apparatus herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Albert D. Jones, Mark B. Littlejohn, Thomas W. Zelinski, Kenneth J. Zirbel, Luke G. Stumpf
  • Publication number: 20140314894
    Abstract: A device changes the shape of a die used to compression mold a part. The device includes a sleeve placed between the die and a charge to be molded. The sleeve has an inner face generally conforming to a face of the die, and a outer face for molding a part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles R. Prebil, James R. Fox, Alexander M. Rubin, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 8864485
    Abstract: An adjustable platen assembly and method of assembly therefore. The platen assembly has a platen and a pressure plate attached to the platen. The pressure plate may be rotatable around a longitudinal axis of the rod according to the size of a mold half mounted to the platen. The platen assembly may have at least one platen support mounted to the platen. The at least one platen support may be rotatably mounted to the mold clamp. The at least one platen support can be rotated according to the size of a mold half mounted to the platen. The adjustable platen provides support to the mold half to reduce the amount of deformation to the mold half that is caused by the application of a closing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Graham Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Mathy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8807981
    Abstract: An automated system for changing a mold of a molding unit (24) with which a machine for manufacturing containers is provided, characterized in that the system includes at least one control module (M) having at least a first actuating device (122) combined with the locking device (90) of the molding unit (24) and a second actuating device (126) combined with the opening/closing device (82) of the molding unit (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Damien Cirette, Herve Pasquier, Michel Norture, Jocelyn Michel
  • Patent number: 8807980
    Abstract: A magazine apparatus including a plurality of receiving elements that are constructed and arranged to separately receive individual blow molds each having a plurality of parts and each configured to shape plastic-material preforms into plastic-material containers. The magazine apparatus being constructed and arranged to store a plurality of blow molds outside the working operational area of a blow molding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Rupert Meinzinger, Thomas Hoellriegl, Klaus Voth, Thomas Albrecht, Erik Blochmann
  • Patent number: 8794953
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molding device (10) for a machine for manufacturing containers, in particular bottles, made of a thermoplastic material by blow-molding or stretch blow-molding a preheated preform. The molding device (10) includes: two half-molds (14), each of which is provided with a half-cavity (16) and each of which includes a sealing surface (18) and an outer surface (20); two mold carriers (34), each of which has a recess (40) for receiving a corresponding half-mold (14); and an attachment element (44, 52) for removably attaching each half-mold (14) into the recess (40) of the corresponding mold carrier (34), characterized in that the attachment element (44, 52) is controlled by the attraction of the half-mold (14) against the back wall (42) of the recess (40) of the mold carrier (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventor: Jose Blanchard
  • Patent number: 8794947
    Abstract: A translating die apparatus and method for forming a piece of material into a part having complex contours. The translating die apparatus may comprise upper and lower mounts, fixed upper and lower dies fixed to the upper and lower mounts, respectively, and movable upper and lower dies translatably coupled with the mounts and configured to translate laterally toward and away from the fixed upper and lower dies. The piece of material may be placed between the upper and lower dies and one of the mounts may be actuated toward another of the mounts to sandwich the piece of material between the upper and lower dies. Simultaneously, the movable upper and lower dies may translate toward the fixed upper and lower dies, until the movable and fixed dies abut each other when the upper and lower dies are fully pressing the piece of material therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Blaise F. Bergmann, Michael C. Dowling, Mark S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8770957
    Abstract: A blow molding machine for shaping plastics material pre-forms into plastics material containers, has a plurality of blow molding stations with blow mold carriers for holding blow molds, including a clean room for arranging or conveying the blow molding stations under aseptic conditions and having an installation access to the clean room for installing the blow mold carriers with blow molding station components. The installation access includes at least one sterile room which is positioned in front of the clean room with the plurality of blow molding stations on the environment side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Roland Laumer
  • Patent number: 8770961
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molding device for a machine for manufacturing containers, including: two half-molds; two mold carriers, each of which is provided with a recess for receiving a corresponding half-mold; and at least one retractable attachment bolt that is slidably mounted in at least one mold carrier between an operative position, in which the bolt is extended to removably attach the corresponding half-mold in a clampingly mounted position against the back wall of the corresponding recess, and a retracted position, in which the bolt releases the half-mold, characterized in that each bolt and/or the corresponding half-mold include a clamping strip that is angled so as to cause the half-mold to bear against the back wall of the recess during the sliding of the attachment bolt from the retracted position thereof to the operative position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventor: Yves-Alban Duclos
  • Publication number: 20140186479
    Abstract: A molding member may include at least one interchangeable panel that may be interchanged after the molding member has been installed to a support structure. The molding member may allow the molding design to be replaced to match the desired appearance of the room in which the molding is attached. Thus, the molding design may be interchanged without having to remove and reinstall new molding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Ayotte, Andrew Walker
  • Patent number: 8764425
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a mold for making a membrane. A mold may include a cylindrical female portion having a diameter D. The female portion may include a concave face having substantially the same diameter D as the lower portion and a radius of curvature R. The mold may also include a cylindrical male portion having a diameter substantially equal to D. The male portion may have a central cylindrical portion with a height H extending from the lower terminus and a diameter of D-G, wherein G is the annular thickness of a spacing gap extending radially outward from the central portion. The male portion may also have a centered, convex lower face with a diameter of D-G and a radius of curvature R. The mold may also include a tubular body portion support member configured to receive a portion of the female and male portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Picolife Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Farid Amirouche, Matthew Cantwell
  • Patent number: 8758001
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molding device for a machine for producing containers consisting of a thermoplastic material by forming a pre-heated preform using at least one pressurized fluid. The device includes: two mold carriers mounted in such a way that they can move in relation to each other about a rotational axis, between an open position and a closed position; two mold halves that each have a half-impression, are carried by a mold carrier, and are respectively mounted in the associated mold carrier; and fixing element that can dismountably fix each mold half, in its mounted position, to the mold carrier. The element for fixing each mold half to the mold carrier, which are mounted in such a way that they can move at least between a fixing position and a release position, can be controlled as they move between the positions when the mold carriers are in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Herve Pasquier, Damien Cirette, Nicolas Chomel, Yves-Alban Duclos
  • Patent number: 8747096
    Abstract: A system includes a plane or a plate constituting a mobile traverse or a fixed platen of a press, a half-die associated to the traverse, at least a first hole afforded in the traverse or in the half-die and aligned with a second hole afforded respectively in the half-die or in the traverse, a third hole intersecting the second hole and opening externally on an edge of the traverse or the half-die, connector having a part blocked in the first hole and a part inserted in the second hole, blocking member activatable from outside located in the third hole such as to act on the part of the connector inserted in the second hole, where the first hole and the part of the connector inserted therein are independent of the orientation of the connector in the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Cooperativa
    Inventors: Marco Fini, Rossano Mosca
  • Patent number: 8747095
    Abstract: In a mold clamping mechanism for an injection molding machine, a mold platen stiffness adjusting plate is attached to a mold platen (a movable platen, a fixed platen) at the mold attachment surface thereof. The mold platen stiffness adjusting plate is provided, at the mold attachment surface thereof, with elements for mold attachment that have the same shapes and are arranged on the same places as those provided on the mold platen at the mold attachment surface thereof. Accordingly, the same mold can be attached to the mold platen stiffness adjusting plate attached to the mold platen, and can also be attached to the mold platen from which the mold platen stiffness adjusting plate is detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takatsugi, Koichi Nishimura, Masatoshi Senga
  • Patent number: 8714958
    Abstract: A blow mould assembly for moulding plastic preforms into plastic containers may include a blow mould unit forming a cavity, within which the plastic preforms can be expanded into plastic containers. The blow mould unit may be of a design that includes at least two parts. The assembly further includes a blow mould holder for receiving the blow mould unit. The blow mould holder may include at least two mould holder elements for receiving parts of the blow mould unit. The assembly further includes a locking mechanism configured to arrest at least one part of the blow mould unit with respect to at least one mould holder element. The locking mechanism includes an engagement member that exerts a force, in a latched condition of the part of the blow mould unit with respect to a mould holder element, onto a section of the part of the blow mould unit. The force holds the part of the blow mould unit relative to the mould holder element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Dorrmann
  • Patent number: 8714956
    Abstract: Universal mold frames for producing multi-piece golf balls are provided. The mold frames include lower and upper frame plates having locator pins that are inserted into corresponding locator slots in the mold cavities. The eccentric pin layout of the frame plates and corresponding slots in the cavities means the cavities can be fitted easily and aligned in the frame plates. The interior surfaces of the mold cavities define a specific dimple pattern such as icosahedron or tetrahedron-based patterns. The mold frames can accommodate cavities having different dimple patterns. A castable liquid polymer, for example, polyurethane is dispensed into the mold cavities, which are then pressed together to form the spherical cover for the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Mark R. Verronneau, Thomas L. Mydlack
  • Patent number: 8662878
    Abstract: A laminate nanomold includes a layer of perfluoropolyether defining a cavity that has a predetermined shape and a support layer coupled with the layer of perfluoropolyether. The laminate can also include a tie-layer coupling the layer of perfluoropolyether with the support layer. The tie-layer can also include a photocurable component and a thermal curable component. The cavity can have a broadest dimension of less than 500 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Liquidia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Benjamin Maynor, Robert Lyon Henn
  • Patent number: 8636489
    Abstract: An apparatus for the shaping of plastics-material containers with a blow mold, wherein the blow mold has at least one first and one second blow-mold part, may include at least one first and one second carrier element for holding the blow-mold parts. The carrier elements are movable relative to one another at least in one plane, in order to be transferred at least from a closed configuration into an opened configuration. In this case the carrier elements each have a receiving area for receiving one blow-mold part in each case, wherein the blow-mold parts in the closed configuration form at least one cavity for the expansion of the containers. The blow-mold parts may be capable of being coupled in a magnetic and releasable manner to each other and/or at least one of the blow-mold parts is capable of being coupled in a magnetic and releasable manner to at least one carrier element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Rupert Meinzinger
  • Patent number: 8623260
    Abstract: Mold system (1) for manufacturing cardboard-based container, comprising movable mold half (10) and stationary mold half (20) located opposite one another. Movable mold half (10), movable with respect to stationary mold half (20), includes at least a core plate (4), a plate-like seal ring (5) movable with respect to the core, and collar ring (6). Stationary mold half (40) includes at least a mold plate (7) provided with a mold cavity (71) and a seal surface (7a). In the mold system (1), an insert (720) can be supported on and detachably attached to the base (71b) of the mold cavity (71) reducing the depth H of the mold cavity by its height h. Container (500) comprises bottom (57) pressed from cardboard blank and wall (59) connected to the bottom and plastic rim (50) connected to the upper edge of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Päivi Määttä, Panu Tanninen, Olavi Pirttiniemi, Noora Nylander, Jalliina Järvinen, Teemu Karhu
  • Patent number: 8622727
    Abstract: A device and a method for portioning food, in particular meat, into portions with a predetermined weight and/or predetermined thickness are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Schill, Hartmut Ilch
  • Patent number: 8608466
    Abstract: A blow mold unit includes a first and a second blow cavity split mold, and a plurality of raised-bottom molds. The blow mold unit also includes a first and a second securing plates on which the first and the second blow cavity split mold are secured, a plurality of first pressure-receiving plates respectively secured on the first and the second securing plates, a third securing plate disposed between the first and the second securing plates, the plurality of raised-bottom molds secured on the third securing plate, a plurality of shafts suspended from the third securing plate, and a plurality of second pressure-receiving plates secured on the first and the second securing plates at a position below the third securing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yokobayashi, Daisaburou Takehana
  • Patent number: 8573960
    Abstract: A blow-molding mold assembly comprising: a base mold cavity located within the mold-holder of a molding machine, characterized in that the assembly includes an interchangeable insert located within the base mold cavity; the base mold cavity having in its left side a gliding locking means and in its right side having fixed locking means, and the interchangeable insert having in its left and right sides grooves to receive the locking means corresponding to each side of the base mold cavity to avoid rotational movement of the interchangeable insert, the interchangeable insert having further an exterior edge to be housed in an interior recess of the base mold cavity to avoid longitudinal movement of the interchangeable insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ipar Mold S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Gaspar Gámez Moreno
  • Patent number: 8550803
    Abstract: A method for operating a transforming device for transforming plastic preforms into plastic containers may include at least one blow mould carrier and a multi-part blow mould arranged on the blow mould carrier. A holding connection may be provided between the blow mould and the blow mould carrier. The holding connection between the blow mould carrier and the blow mould may be detached or established in an at least partially automated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Konrad Senn
  • Patent number: 8529243
    Abstract: A mold includes a bottom die and an upper die. The bottom die defines a bottom cavity and includes a bottom parting surface. The upper die defines an upper cavity and includes an upper parting surface. The bottom cavity and the upper cavity cooperatively form a mold cavity, and at least one of the bottom parting surface and the upper parting surface defines receiving grooves. The mold further includes a block and a spacer. The spacer is received in a specific one of the receiving grooves. The block is detachably fixed in the specific receiving groove and holds the spacer in the specific receiving groove. The block protrudes out of the specific receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8529816
    Abstract: Universal mold frames for producing multi-piece golf balls are provided. The mold frames include lower and upper frame plates having locator pins that are inserted into corresponding locator slots in the mold cavities. The eccentric pin layout of the frame plates and corresponding slots in the cavities means the cavities can be fitted easily and aligned in the frame plates. The interior surfaces of the mold cavities define a specific dimple pattern such as icosahedron or tetrahedron-based patterns. The mold frames can accommodate cavities having different dimple patterns. A castable liquid polymer, for example, polyurethane is dispensed into the mold cavities, which are then pressed together to form the spherical cover for the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Mark R. Verronneau, Thomas L. Mydlack
  • Patent number: 8523553
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for forming a composite part are provided. A method for forming a composite part may include placing initial composite material on a base tool, placing a tooling mandrel on the composite material, placing additional composite material over the tooling mandrel, covering at least a portion of the composite material that overlays the tooling mandrel with a composite forming tool, heating the composite material to at least partially cure the composite material, and permitting a first portion of the composite forming tool to change size during the heating of the composite material to a greater degree than a second portion of the composite forming tool. In this regard, the second portion of the composite forming tool is closer to the base tool than the first portion of the composite forming tool. A composite forming tool is provided that permits differential expansion of different portions of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Martin, Keith Rupel, Philip O. Chrissos, Neal A. Froeschner, Ronald J. Byington, Karen M. Jost, Jimmy S. Piszar
  • Patent number: 8500430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vulcanizing press comprising two plates capable of adopting a proximal position in which said plates close a mold, so as to give a tire a predetermined shape, and a distal position in which the mold is open; and at least one bore formed in one of said plates called the support plate, the diameter of said bore being defined so as to let the head of a pin pass thereinto. The vulcanizing press further includes a locking/unlocking device comprising a first movable stop that can move between a rest position and an active position, in which said stop is interposed between the head of the pin and the support plate in order to keep said pin in the bore, the shank of said pin being fixed to the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Stéphane Herault
  • Patent number: 8454343
    Abstract: A blow mold shell assembly includes a mold cavity insert defining a mold profile on an inner surface. A manifold insert is separately formed from the mold cavity insert and disposed outboard of the mold cavity insert. The manifold insert includes at least one coolant channel formed therein. The mold cavity insert is substantially solid throughout its cross-section and precluded from passing coolant. In one example, the coolant channels may be formed longitudinally through the manifold insert. A fluid inlet fitting and a fluid outlet fitting are both in fluid communication with the manifold insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventor: Michael T. Lane
  • Patent number: 8454342
    Abstract: A modular mold clamp assembly for use in a molding machine. The assembly has a frame with a base member and oppositely-facing end members, with the oppositely-facing end members having mounting areas provided thereon. First and second platens are movably mounted on the base member between an open and a closed position. The platens are mounted on the frame and are movable relative to the frame without transmitting forces to the frame. The frame, containing the platens, can be mounted or unmounted to the molding machine by the use of mounting hardware cooperating with the mounting area of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Graham Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Mathy, Jr., Paul M. Oles, David N. Fiorani
  • Patent number: 8439666
    Abstract: A laminate nanomold includes a layer of perfluoropolyether defining a cavity that has a predetermined shape and a support layer coupled with the layer of perfluoropolyether. The laminate can also include a tie-layer coupling the layer of perfluoropolyether with the support layer. The tie-layer can also include a photocurable component and a thermal curable component. The cavity can have a broadest dimension of less than 500 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Liquidia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Benjamin Maynor, Robert Lyon Henn
  • Patent number: 8430661
    Abstract: A mold assembly mold having a mold cavity formed by a plurality of liner plates, wherein at least one of the liner plates is moveable toward and away from an interior of the mold cavity, and a heater element contacting and heating the moveable liner plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ness Inventions, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Ness, Jeffrey A. Ness
  • Patent number: 8430660
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved pressware forming apparatus. At least one of die pairs used in the apparatus can be narrowed in a cross-direction as compared to the cross-directional width of pressware forming tools used in prior an apparatus. The present invention allows addition of at least one additional die pair in the pressware forming tool when used in a standard sized pressware forming apparatus. The present invention also provides components for use in such apparatus and methods of making pressware from the apparatus herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Albert D. Johns, Mark B. Littlejohn, Thomas W. Zelinski, Kenneth J. Zirbel, Luke G. Stumpf