Female Mold And Means To Feed Measured Charge Of Fluent Material Thereto Patents (Class 425/256)
  • Patent number: 10647030
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to an automated crayon-molding device comprising a crayon-receiving member, an automated heating element, a crayon-melting chamber that is heated to a melting temperature by the automated heating element, and at least one mold. The crayon-receiving member receives the crayon at one end and has a closure mechanism at another held, preventing the crayon from entering in the crayon-melting chamber until it reaches a melting temperature. Once the inside of the crayon-melting chamber, the crayon melts and drips into a mold configured to receive melted wax. Embodiments of the invention also include a method for assembling an automated crayon-molding device and a system for molding crayons that includes a crayon-receiving member, an automated heating element, a crayon-melting chamber, a drawer positioned underneath the crayon-melting chamber, and at least one mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Robert Henry, Ying K. Ho, Ramy Hanna, Gregory R. Nungester
  • Patent number: 9273893
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a spherical frozen food is provided. One or more plates are provided. The plates, when together, form a spherical mold. An inlet facilitates the injection of a mixture into the mold. The mold is subjected to a low temperature such that the mixture is caused to freeze. A rotating mechanism may cause one or more of the plates to open and/or rotate outwardly such that the frozen material may be removed from the mold with ease. Liquid nitrogen may be used to freeze the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Sang Seok Lee, Nankyoung Kye
  • Patent number: 9155324
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed for manufacturing slices of sausages that appear to have been cut from a conventional round sausage log at an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Big Heart Pet Branda
    Inventors: Davor Juravic, Yomayra Alvarez, Oscar Ortiz, Dwayne P. McDowell, II, Geoffrey Chase Thornhill, Mark P. Donatucci, Franjo Baltorinic
  • Patent number: 9022765
    Abstract: A vibrating machine for producing a molded body by compacting a granular raw mixture includes an oscillatable vibrating table configured to receive a molding box. A clamping device is produced by at least two clamping closures, each including: a pivot bracket having a lower end being pivotally mounted on the vibrating table and an upper end including a cranking which is directed outward; a double-acting hydraulic pivot cylinder pivotally mounted on the vibrating table; a two-armed rocker arm pivotally connected to the pivot bracket and including an inner part that cooperates with the molding box and an outer part that cooperates with the hydraulic pivot cylinder; and a compression spring disposed between the cranking and the outer part of the rocker arm such that the rocker arm releases from a position closing the respective clamping closure upon a pressure in the hydraulic pivot cylinder being relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Outotec Oyj
    Inventors: Hardy Nagel, Wilfried Schumacher, Monique Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20150115496
    Abstract: Molded rubber objects may be molded and de-molded by defining both a desired final form for the molded rubber object and a tab extending from the final form of the molded rubber object using a cavity in a mold. Rubber pellets may be dispensed in predetermined amounts at desired location(s) within the cavity to provide the rubber needed to form the molded rubber object. Heat and pressure may be applied to the mold to cause the rubber pellets to fill the cavity defining both the desired final form of the molded rubber object and the tab. After the heat and pressure has been applied, a gripping device may grasp the tab and move the tab in a direction and with sufficient force to peel the rubber object from the mold cavity. If desired, the tab may be removed from the molded rubber object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Conall Regan, Dragan Jurkovic, Feng-Ming Ou, I-Huang Liu
  • Publication number: 20150017300
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for molding a freezable substance and dispensing a stored fluid substance. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a device that, when assembled, creates a Popsicle®-like frozen confection having a container containing an alcoholic liquid, where the user employs a plunger to drive the alcoholic liquid upward through a lumen in the frozen confection so that the user may simultaneously consume the frozen confection and ingest the alcoholic liquid. The device is a four-piece assembly. The first member is a handle with a plunger disposed at one end. The second member is a flange and a container extending from the flange and receiving at a first end of the container the plunger, the container defining an inner volume to receive and store a fluid substance. The end of the container generally opposite the end receiving the plunger has an orifice. The third member interacts with the second member at the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Lucas, Tracy Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 8926307
    Abstract: A dough depositing machine adapted for use in the manufacture of non-traditional baked goods and methods related thereto. Non-traditional dough (e.g., gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegetarian, or vegan dough) may have properties that are more difficult to accommodate during manufacturing than the properties of traditional dough. Accordingly, various components of the dough depositing machine may be adapted to operate with non-traditional dough. For example, at least one of a dough delivery mechanism, a forming portion, a cutting assembly and a controller of the dough depositing machine may be adapted for use with non-traditional dough. These components of a dough depositing mechanism may be provided as originally manufactured equipment or may be retrofit to an existing dough depositing machine designed for use with traditional dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dale Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 8911225
    Abstract: [Problem] To suppress the deviation of a synthetic resin to be fed to a metal mold and to enable the to-be-compression-molded synthetic resin to be easily molded into a shape of a pre-molded article that is to be molded. [Means for Solution] A female mold 31 includes a moving rod 34 and female mold body 33 surrounding the moving rod 34, the female mold body 33 forming a cavity 33a that is opened upward, the moving rod 34 moving up and down between a normal position and an elevated position above the normal position, and when a synthetic resin 8 is to be fallen down from the a synthetic resin cutting/holding unit 14, the moving rod 34 moves to the elevated position so that the synthetic resin 8 falls down on the upper surface of the center member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Asano, Norihisa Hirota, Jotaro Nagao
  • Patent number: 8794946
    Abstract: A compression molding machine includes a feeder that has a feeder main body, a sealing frame attached to the feeder main body and having a supply port allowing a powdery material to pass therethrough, a first elastic member comprised between the sealing frame and the feeder main body, a sealing member attached to the sealing frame and preventing the powdery material from leaking, and a second elastic member comprised between the sealing member and the sealing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Kikusui Seisakusho, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Oneda, Hidehiro Nihei
  • Patent number: 8758667
    Abstract: A cold press and a method for the production of green compacts for diamond-containing tool segments includes a tool matrix, a top ram and a bottom ram assigned to a matrix adapter from opposite directions for the purpose of compressing sinterable metal powder and diamond granules after both of these materials have been fed to the matrix adapter. Step-by-step build-up of the green compact is carried out in such a manner that after one layer of metal powder and one layer of diamond granulate have been charged, these layers are together compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Fritsch Sondermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Idler, Markus Schaefer, Michael Feil
  • Patent number: 8753103
    Abstract: A dry-cast concrete block molding machine including an apparatus which successively positions block mold trays into the mold box of the molding machine with the apparatus pushing a molded block from the mold box as an empty mold tray is moved into the mold box. The machine also includes a magazine-like structure which has empty tray molds stacked therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan W. Collison, Beau R. Collison
  • Publication number: 20140127340
    Abstract: Punch arrangement for a press, in particular a rotary press, comprising at least one press punch having a punch head, a tool region and a punch shank extending between the punch head and tool region, further comprising at least one punch guide having at least one guide bore in which the punch shank of the at least one press punch is guided in an axially movable manner and at least one variable length sealing sleeve at least partially surrounding the shank, which sealing sleeve is retained with its first end against the punch shank or against the tool region of the press punch, the sealing sleeve being retained with its second end against an inner wall of the guide bore, the second end of the sealing sleeve, with the punch shank located in the guide bore, being captured between the inner wall of the guide bore and the punch shank. The invention further relates to a press and a rotary press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Fette Compacting GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Meissner, Daniel Malick
  • Patent number: 8708682
    Abstract: A method for repairing gas turbine components, in particular gas turbine blades, including at least the following steps: a) preparing a gas turbine component to be repaired; b) removing a damaged portion from the gas turbine component to be repaired, thereby forming a plane separation surface; c) placing the gas turbine component at least partly in a process chamber in such a way that the plane separation surface extends approximately horizontally within the process chamber; d) filling the process chamber with a metal powder that is bonding-compatible with the material of the gas turbine component to be repaired, namely up to the level of the separation surface; e) building up the removed portion on the separation surface by depositing metal powder in layers onto the separation surface and by fusing the metal powder, which has been deposited in layers onto the separation surface, to the separation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Huttner, Karl-Heinz Dusel, Erwin Bayer, Albin Platz
  • Patent number: 8702415
    Abstract: The invention also provides for an apparatus for feeding molten resin, wherein the apparatus includes holding units each having a respective holding portion that is opened and closed to hold a molten resin that is discharged from an extrusion port of a die head of an extruder and is cut by a cutter while moving on a track, in which, after the respective holding portion transfers the molten resin from the extrusion port to a female mold, a side of the respective holding portion is opened and the molten resin is fed down to the female mold in a compression-molding machine, wherein a plurality of longitudinal grooves extending up and down are formed in an inner circumferential surface of the respective holding portion that holds the molten resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Monzen, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Takuya Fujikawa, Hiroshi Hayashi, Tsuneo Imatani
  • Patent number: 8696341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing concrete blocks, particularly paving stones, building blocks or the like, comprising a storage container forming a receiving chamber for a plurality of layers of concrete in different colors. Dispensing means are provided, in order to dispense partial amounts of the layers from the receiving chamber such that a release device connected downstream receives a mixture of the layers of concrete in different colors. At least a partial section of a side wall of the receiving chamber is provided with at least one dispensing opening for dispensing a partial amount of the layers. The size of the passage of the dispensing opening can be varied by the dispensing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Baustoffwerke Gebhart & Soehne GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Staehle, Hans Gebhart
  • Patent number: 8591216
    Abstract: A dry-cast concrete block molding machine for molding concrete blocks. The machine includes a weigh hopper system which senses when the proper amount of concrete, as determined by the weight thereof, has been placed in the weigh hopper to dump the weigh hopper. The machine also includes end plates in the mold box thereof which may be interchanged so that the configuration of the concrete block may be easily changed. The machine also includes a conveyor system which not only conveys mold trays into the mold box of the machine but which also is used to push the molded block outwardly from the compaction chamber of the mold box when the block has been molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan W. Collison, Beau R. Collison
  • Publication number: 20130273125
    Abstract: Described herein are chewable articles intended to be provided to animals for purposes including dental cleaning, breath freshening, nutrition, administration to the animal of beneficial agents, satisfaction of the animal's urge to chew, and general enjoyment by the animal. The chews are made to be appetizing to the animal, to satisfy an urge to chew, to effect abrasive cleaning of the animal's teeth, to deliver one or more active agents to the oral cavity of the animal, or a combination of these. The chews have a resilient, chewable texture and are shaped to facilitate dental cleaning, to facilitate oral grasping by the animal, to appeal to human owners of the animal, to enhance the human-animal bond, or a combination of these. Also disclosed are apparatus and methods for making such chewable articles and for formulating and using them to effect dental health in animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Del Monte Corporation
    Inventors: Donald R. BARNVOS, John F. Berry, Melinda S. Cope, Mark Donatucci, Juravic Davor, Oscar Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8529239
    Abstract: A soap remnant molding assembly is provided for combining, heating and re-forming small soap remnants into full size soap bars. The assembly includes a housing having a bottom and an exterior wall defining an interior space of the housing. A tray is positioned in the interior space. A plurality of heating elements is positioned in the interior space around the tray. A power source is operationally coupled to the heating elements and a switch is operationally coupled between the heating elements and the power source. The switch selectively activates and deactivates the heating elements to heat and then cool the tray such that the soap remnants convert to a liquid and the liquid in the tray subsequently hardens into a single soap bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Earl D. Black, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8512022
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for supplying powder quantitatively and a material supply apparatus including the apparatus for supplying powder quantitatively. The apparatus for supplying powder quantitatively to a place where required includes: a driving part generating a driving force using an external power; a powder supply part connected to the driving part, following the operation of the driving part, and transferring the powder according to a predetermined path; a chamber placed on the sides of the powder supply part and receiving the powder transferred by the powder supply part; a compression part compressing the transferred powder in the chamber; and a quantitative supply part separating a desired amount of powder from the compressed powder and discharging the separated powder from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Fine Technics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Hoon Back
  • Patent number: 8454338
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing infiltrating water-proof material for zippers comprising a lower mold and an upper mold, wherein the lower mold is positioned with a positioning recession and a groove, the upper mold is provided with a mold cave on a top thereof and a scraper portion on a bottom edge thereof and adhering to a bottom surface of the positioning recession, whereby the upper mold is assembled to the lower mold into a unitary member in which the upper mold is fitted in the positioning recession, a liquid PU rubber which has been treated with thickening step is poured into the mold cave of the upper mold, and then a zipper tap is moved by transferring rollers to the positioning recession to provide a water-proof film therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Shih Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8419410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a material supply for a tablet pressing machine with a rotor which comprises a matrix disc. A plurality of matrices is arranged within the matrix disc. The material supply is provided to supply material which is to be tabletted to the matrices formed in the matrix disc. A further subject of the invention is a tablet pressing machine which comprises a material supply according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: BWI PLC
    Inventor: Stephen John Pollard
  • Patent number: 8398391
    Abstract: A dry-cast concrete block molding machine for molding concrete blocks. The machine includes a weigh hopper system which senses when the proper amount of concrete, as determined by the weight thereof, has been placed in the weigh hopper to dump the weigh hopper. The machine also includes end plates in the mold box thereof which may be interchanged so that the configuration of the concrete block may be easily changed. The machine also includes a conveyor system which not only conveys mold trays into the mold box of the machine but which also is used to push the molded block outwardly from the compaction chamber of the mold box when the block has been molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan W. Collison, Beau R. Collison
  • Patent number: 8348651
    Abstract: A facility that is especially suited for the freezing of juices and similar products, which includes a cooling tank that supplies the product by means of an impelling pump to a freezing chamber that receives a supply of a liquefied gas at a temperature of around ?140° C., preferably nitrogen, and pressurized air through an electro-valve to transform the juice into micro-drops or pellets and to freeze the droplets or the pellets inside the freezing chamber, which then exit the chamber through one or more dispensing valves, said freezing not affecting the original characteristics of the juice, in terms of its vitamin, protein and enzyme content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Victorino Juan Mata
  • Patent number: 8333916
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming desired patterns on ceramic tile from a slurry comprising: a means for preparing a slurry; at least one slurry holding tank for holding at least one type of slurry; at least one pattern forming tray; at least one means for connecting said at least one tank to at least one pattern forming tray and a filter pressing unit; wherein the pattern forming unit dispenses a predetermined type, amount, colors of slurry at a predetermined order into the pattern forming tray to form a desired pattern, said slurry with desired pattern is pressed with the filter pressing unit to form ceramic tiles or slabs with a desired pattern running though its entire thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SCG Building Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Terdwong Jamrussamee, Arag Himtong, Wittaya Chuajiw, Watthanakun Phabutta
  • Patent number: 8317506
    Abstract: A knockout mechanism for a food patty forming machine with one or more knockout cups for ejecting formed food from a cavity of a reciprocating mold plate. A rocker arm moves the knockout cup between a raised position and a knockout position. A linear actuator applies force to the knockout cup to move the knockout cup from the raised position to the knockout position. A spring also applies force on the rocker arm to move the knockout cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Moore, Paul Taylor
  • Patent number: 8210838
    Abstract: A method and device for producing a battery electrode (5) by: pouring a powder mixture quantity (6a) into a cavity (2), laying an electrically conductive diverter (4) on powder mixture (6a), pouring a further quantity (6b) of same powder mixture (6) into same cavity (2), and compressing the two powder mixture quantities (6a, 6b). The device has a filling cavity (2) for powder mixture (6), at least one compression means (1) for compressing powder mixture (6), and support (7) and fixing means (8) for positioning and fixing an electrically conductive diverter (4). The diverter (4) is situated so that partial quantities (6a, 6b) of powder mixture (6) are located above and below diverter (4). The support means (7) and fixing means (8) are situated in such a way that a ratio of the partial quantities (6a, 6b) of powder mixture (6) above and below the diverter (4) remains essentially maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Gerd Fehrmann, Thomas Fischer, Thomas Hucke, Roland Staub, Jürgen Drews, Tim Traulsen
  • Publication number: 20120121750
    Abstract: A device for producing pipes made of thermoplastic with annular transverse profilings with a cross section in the form of undulation peaks and undulation troughs has half-moulds, which complete one another pairwise along a straight mould section to form a closed mould, which can be moved in a movement direction. Projecting into the mould is an extrusion tool, which has a nozzle support body. To produce an adequate seal between the half-moulds and nozzle support body, the latter is covered with exchangeably attached hollow half-shells, which form a cylindrical external face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph Peter HEGLER
  • Patent number: 8167598
    Abstract: A filling shoe for rotary tablet presses, comprising a filling shoe housing with at least one discharge opening for a starting product which is to be compressed and with a seal for sealing the gap between the die plate and filling shoe housing, which seal can be fastened exchangeably to a bottom wall of the filling shoe housing. In order to make it possible to achieve shorter downtimes when changing the seals, the seal in the mounted state is fastened to the bottom wall by means of magnetic force. Changing the seal can then take place, if appropriate even without any further aids, by overcoming the magnetic holding force and replacing the seal with a new seal. The invention also relates to the seal for sealing the gap, which seal can be fastened according to the invention by means of magnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: IMA Kilian GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hans Krämer
  • Patent number: 8162650
    Abstract: A filling apparatus for a rotary tablet press, which itself being arranged stationarily is associated to a circulating die plate of a rotor of the tablet press, with a filling chamber, which features an upper inlet opening for powder-shaped compression material and a filling opening aligned with die bores of the die plate, and with a conveying means in the filling chamber driven by a drive motor, wherein the filling chamber is circular, one single disc-shaped filling wheel is rotatably mounted around a vertical axis in the filling chamber, which has plural wings on the perimeter, spaced apart in the perimeter direction, which sweep over the filling opening upon rotation of the filling wheel, and the inlet opening is arranged in a distance above the filling wheel, preferably approximately centered with the axis of the filling wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Roemer, Jan Naeve, Matthias Dederichs, Wolfgang Soltau, Ulrich Arndt
  • Patent number: 8162649
    Abstract: Device for eliminating oversize pellets from balling disks, includes a plow-like tool defined by a series of cylindrical rods that are coplanar and parallel to each other and incorporated into a horizontal plate, whose medial portion incorporates a vertical tubular arm that protrudes vertically and upwards to pass axially through and be selectively and adjustably attached to a vertical sleeve that is incorporated in a distal portion of an extensible arm, which composes a trussed structure that is adjacently attached to a balling disk and protrudes over its area of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
    Inventors: Sergio Francisco Valter, Sergio Geraldo Vescovi, Jose Otavio Belmonte Machado, Dilson Pereira Correia, Ranunfo Ramos Lima, Rogerio Carlos Eler
  • Publication number: 20120056347
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a composite sheet formed by sandwiching an absorbent body that absorbs liquid between a first sheet and a second sheet is provided. The method includes: conveying the first sheet with abutting a mold member on a surface of the mold member, the first sheet being continuous in a first direction, the mold member including a mold formed on the surface in a depressed shape and moving along the first direction perpendicular to a width direction of the surface; forming the absorbent body using a procedure in which a liquid-absorbent particle falls towards the first sheet abutting the surface and the liquid-absorbent particle is deposited on a corresponding portion of the first sheet to the mold by suction from a suction hole of the mold; and joining the second sheet and the first sheet with placing the second sheet over the first sheet, the first sheet having the absorbent body that is deposited thereon, the second sheet being continuously transported in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroki Taniguchi, Masashi Hosokawa, Akane Sakai
  • Publication number: 20120045534
    Abstract: The food product machine with a food supply, a rotary food pump connected to the food supply, a molding mechanism having a mold plate and a knockout drive, and a mold plate reciprocating between a fill and a discharge position. The knockout drive reciprocates a knockout plunger to discharge molded food products from the mold plate the mold plate being reciprocated between a cavity fill position and a cavity discharge position. The machine includes a manifold connected an outlet of the food pump and having an outlet passageway connected to an inlet of the molding mechanism for filling the cavity of the mold plate. The machine can further include a fill plunger system for increasing the till pressure of the food mass prior to filling the mold cavities. Plungers extend into the manifold to displace food mass volume and increase the pressure in the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Scott A. Lindee, Paul Taylor, Christopher Moore, E. William Wight
  • Patent number: 8087916
    Abstract: The invention provides a holding jig for supporting and fixing a solid material capable of being foamed by application of heat in a cavity of a hollow structure. The holding jig may be provided with a plate-like base body made smaller in diameter than the cavity of the hollow structure, a holding part that is provided in a predetermined width in the form of a ring on the periphery of one side of said base body and supports one side of the foamable material, a step part with predetermined height, which is projected in the form of a ring at the inner peripheral end of said holding part and supports the inner peripheral surface of the foamable material, and an attaching means with which the base body can be freely attached to or detached from the hollow structure. The holding part can be provided with a plurality of small holes that open from one side to the other side of the base body, preferably in a net or lattice pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cemedine Henkel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Masahiko Koumura
  • Publication number: 20110318444
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a material supply for a tablet pressing machine with a rotor which comprises a matrix disc. A plurality of matrices is arranged within the matrix disc. The material supply is provided to supply material which is to be tabletted to the matrices formed in the matrix disc. A further subject of the invention is a tablet pressing machine which comprises a material supply according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen John Pollard
  • Patent number: 8070471
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes a bottom platen, a bottom mold portion carried by the bottom platen, and a top platen overlying the bottom platen and the bottom mold portion. The top platen includes slots extending therethrough for receiving a molding material. The molding material is to be gravity deposited into the bottom mold portion. A top mold portion is carried by the top platen and is moveable between a molding material loading position and an article forming position. An actuator is coupled to the top mold portion for moving the top mold portion between the molding material loading position and the article forming position. The molding material loading position corresponds to when the top mold portion is non-overlying the bottom mold portion so that the molding material can be gravity deposited therein. The article forming position corresponds to when the top mold portion is overlying the bottom mold portion for molding an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: D & D Manufacturing
    Inventor: Dale E. Polk, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8025498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary tableting press comprising a rotor, at least one filling station and at least one pressure station as well as lower and upper ram guides. The rotary tableting press has a modular design, such that individual modules are arranged so they can be removed and/or converted within the rotary tableting press for retooling the rotary tableting press from two-layer operation to single-layer operation or vice-versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Korsch AG
    Inventors: Helmut Haase, Wolfgang Korsch, Helmut Zeddies, Stephen Mies, Walter Hegel, Peter Weisbach, Alf Gārtner
  • Patent number: 7976300
    Abstract: A pelleting machine has a die table having at least one die plate, dies associated with the die plate and a feed device for feeding a material to be pressed into the die plates. The feed device includes a feed shoe arranged substantially parallel to a surface of the die table and has at least one feed opening which is arranged or can be arranged in the region of the die plates. The pelleting machine includes a sealing device disposed between the feed shoe and the die table. The sealing device has at least one sealing element forming the contour of the feed opening, wherein a force acting in the direction of the die table is applied to the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Korsch AG
    Inventors: Michael Matthes, Jörg Reiche, Helmut Haase
  • Patent number: 7934922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for moulding a plastic article in which the article is obtained by the compression of a quantity of plastic material (3) in the molten state between the two parts of a mould, comprising at least one supply of plastic material (1), a rod (11), sliding in a sleeve (8) suitable for temporarily supporting said quantity of plastic material (3), a mould for the head of the article (6, 7) and a mandrel (18) cooperating with said mould (6, 7), characterized in that it comprises non-elastic retaining means (12-14, 23, 24) which are suitable for limiting the bidirectional displacement of the rod (11) in the sleeve (8). The invention also relates to a method using the aforementioned device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Aisapack Holding S.A.
    Inventor: Dominique Hanot
  • Publication number: 20110089585
    Abstract: There is described a method for the simultaneous manufacture of contact lenses having different lens parameters on the same production line, where a number of molds, each comprising male and female mold halves, are transported in sequential rows of and in each row in side by side configuration through a series of treatment stations, which are arranged sequentially along a production line, in which lenses of specific parameters are manufactured from a lens forming material. During manufacture each lens is associated with a lens identification code. There is also described a closed cycle production line for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Axel Heinrich, Carolin Hartert, Volker Lanig, Karsten Straube, Peter Hagmann
  • Patent number: 7927091
    Abstract: A device for filling at least one mold with at least one powder. The device includes a mechanism to add at least one powder, at least one mechanism to eject the powder added into the device, in the form of a layer, and at least one deflector capable of locally intercepting at least part of the powder ejected in the form of a layer and redirecting the locally intercepted powder towards a determined location in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Federal Mogul Operations France SAS
    Inventor: Stephane Revol
  • Patent number: 7883331
    Abstract: A material handling system for a hydrolyzer, comprising a material injection assembly further comprising a ram, a cylinder having a cylinder shaft for reciprocating the ram upon actuation of the cylinder shaft, a sleeve having an interior in which the ram reciprocates during use; a gate having a gate plate operable from between an open and a closed position; the gate plate has an aperture formed therethrough and the aperture is sized to enable a plug of compressed municipal solid waste to pass through it when the gate plate is in the open position; and a material exit assembly. The preferred material handling system further comprises a gate plate is interpositioned between the pair of space apart end plates and reciprocates freely therebetween. The end plates are configured to allow a plug of municipal solid waste to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Bouldin Corporation
    Inventor: Floyd Eugene Bouldin
  • Patent number: 7824586
    Abstract: There is provided a compression molding machine capable of manufacturing briquettes by compression molding a material efficiently. The compression molding machine includes a mold device (12) formed with a molding chamber and a plunger (15) provided so as to be capable of advancing and retreating in the axial direction to compression mold the material in the molding chamber. The molding device (12) includes an axially fixed pressure receiving member (16) facing to a tip end surface (15a) of the plunger (15), an outside mold (44) in sliding contact with the outer peripheral surface of the plunger (15), and supporting means which supports the outside mold (44) so that the outside mold (44) moves in an extrusion direction of the plunger (15) in association with the movement of the plunger (15) in the extrusion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ueno, Masafumi Sedo, Mitsuma Matsuda, Shigenobu Hasui, Shinji Urata, Tetsuo Shigemi
  • Publication number: 20100179087
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus for the manufacture of an elongate compressed detergent composition, using apparatus comprising at least one pressing means (64) in movable communication with a forming chamber (60), wherein said at least one pressing means has a contact surface (65) suitable for contacting, in use, a composition, (61) to be compressed, and wherein the at least one contact surface is angled with respect to the forming chamber; the method comprising the steps of: loading the forming chamber with a dose of the detergent composition; the at least one contact surface being brought into contact with the detergent composition; the at least one pressing means compressing the composition between the at least one contact surface and forming chamber; and retracting the at least one pressing means to leave an elongate compressed detergent composition in the forming chamber of a non-rectangular cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser Production (Poland) sp.z.o.o
    Inventors: Ardite Francesc Ayats, Karl Ludwig Gibis, Chris Efstathios Housmekerides, Axel Halbherr, Frederic Moreux, Rainer Link
  • Publication number: 20100117260
    Abstract: A block press apparatus provides operations for forming a building block. An operation is performed for depositing a quantity of article-forming media within a media receiving cavity of article forming equipment. After depositing at least a portion of the article-forming media within the media receiving cavity, an operation performed for depositing a volume of a prescribed fluid into the media receiving cavity. Depositing the prescribed fluid includes moving a first fluid delivery device through the quantity of the article-forming media while injecting the prescribed fluid through the first fluid delivery device into the quantity of the article-forming media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Steve Eugene Everett
  • Patent number: 7632529
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for the storage and deposition of a plurality of liquid food components to a mold, said apparatus including: a deposition mechanism for intermittently depositing predetermined quantities of said plurality of liquid food components to said mold, said mechanism having a plurality of individual deposition points; a plurality of liquid food storage vessels, each having an outlet adapted to supply an individual liquid food component to said deposition mechanism; and a plurality of arrayed liquid food supply galleries extending from said liquid food storage vessels to said deposition mechanism, thereby to facilitate flow of said food components to said deposition points; where in said plurality of liquid food storage vessels are each equipped with an elongate outlet, said outlet being adapted to allow said liquid food to flow substantially directly into each supply gallery along that inlet region; and wherein there is provided a means for selectively allowing or preventing flow of the content
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Lang
  • Patent number: 7628602
    Abstract: A compression machine is provided which is adapted to improve the operation efficiency of the machine for achieving the reduction of plant and equipment costs per compact-product weight. A compression machine includes: a first cylinder body 1 constituting a compaction chamber for compacting a subject material S and is formed with an opening through which the subject material S is supplied; a pusher shaft 10 slidably disposed in the first cylinder body 1 and serving to compress and solidify the subject material S; driving means 40 for driving the pusher shaft 10; a second cylinder body 20 disposed in coaxial and tandem relation with the first cylinder body 1; and a pressure receiving member disposed in the second cylinder body 20 and having a pressure receiving surface opposing a distal end surface of the pusher shaft 10, the first cylinder body and the second cylinder body being allowed to move relative to each other in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuma Matsuda
  • Patent number: 7618251
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for processing an edible product in the form a viscous to pasty mass (1), especially an edible product based on a fat mass, such as chocolate, or based on water, such as ice cream. Said device comprises a dosing unit (2) for the dosed delivery of a specific volume of the mass (1) to shaping units (13). The movement of the displacement element (6) determining the dosage volume is performed via servo drive (9) while an inlet (4) and an outlet (5) are closed and opened via servo drive or pneumatic drive, respectively. Preferably, the displacement element is embodied as a combined lifting/rotating plunger (6) which can perform a linear movement for a suctioning lift and a dosing lift while being able to perform a rotary movement for opening and closing the inlet (4) and the outlet (5), i.e. a valve function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Buhler AG
    Inventors: Uwe Steiner, Karl-Jürgen Kasemann, Michael Paul
  • Publication number: 20090127744
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for moulding a plastic article in which the article is obtained by the compression of a metered quantity of plastic (3) in the molten state between the two parts of a mould, comprising at least one supply of plastic (1), a rod (11), sliding in a sleeve (8) suitable for temporarily supporting said metered quantity of plastic (3), a mould for the head of the article (6, 7) and a mandrel (18) cooperating with said mould (6, 7), the sleeve (8) having an upper face (16) and a lateral wall (17), the device being characterized in that it includes means for depositing the metered quantity on the sleeve (1, 2), which means are designed so that the amount of plastic (22) lying above a plane (20) coinciding with the upper face (16) of the sleeve (8) is between 20% and 40% of the total mass of the metered quantity (3). The invention also relates to a method using the aforementioned device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Dominique Hanot
  • Patent number: 7503759
    Abstract: A material handling system for a hydrolyzer, comprising a material injection assembly further comprising a ram, a cylinder having a cylinder shaft for reciprocating the ram upon actuation of the cylinder shaft, a sleeve having an interior in which the ram reciprocates during use; a gate having a gate plate operable from between an open and a closed position; the gate plate has an aperture formed therethrough and the aperture is sized to enable a plug of compressed municipal solid waste to pass through it when the gate plate is in the open position; and a material exit assembly. The preferred material handling system further comprises a gate plate is interpositioned between the pair of space apart end plates and reciprocates freely therebetween. The end plates are configured to allow a plug of municipal solid waste to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Bouldin Corporation
    Inventor: Floyd E. Bouldin
  • Patent number: RE44744
    Abstract: A food molding mechanism for a patty-forming machine that uses a servomotor to drive a crank arrangement. The crank arrangement drives a mold plate. The mechanism uses a reducer with a replaceable output shaft. The reducer engages a servomotor utilizing a double enveloping worm gear providing gear enmeshment across an arc portion of the servomotor main gear. A servomotor driven knockout apparatus comprises a cam and lever arrangement. Oil reservoirs for the knock-out cams are substantially sealed in the mold cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Lindee, Paul Taylor, Glenn Sandberg