Roll And Coacting Stationary Shaping Surface Patents (Class 425/374)
  • Patent number: 10350805
    Abstract: Method for regulating an extrusion device for the manufacture of a continuous strip of profiled product (P) made of an elastomeric compound, comprising a screw rotationally driven in a fixed barrel the outlet of which comprises an extrusion die and at least one rotationally driven cylindrical roller, the rotational speed of the screw (?screw) being directly connected to the rotational speed of the roller (?roller) by a proportionality coefficient, including: for a given elastomeric compound and a given profiled product (P), determining a setpoint value Ks of the proportionality coefficient, measuring the thickness (e) of the profiled product (P) leaving the extrusion die at each instant and correcting the value of the proportionality coefficient to Ks?, correcting the rotational speed of the screw taking account of the corrected value Ks? of the proportionality coefficient, such that ??screw=Ks?*?roller The roller speed is adjusted as a function of the corrected value Ks? of the proportionality coeffi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique, S.A.
    Inventor: Patrice Monnereau
  • Patent number: 10306896
    Abstract: A rounding device and method of rounding that provides improved rounding of semi solid material portions by introducing changes or variations in the contours or profiles of rounding bars to produce one or more changes in the axis of rotation of the semi solid material portion along the working length of the one or more contoured rounding bars and round the surfaces of the semi solid material portion with greater uniformity and consistency. By changing the axis of rotation of the semi solid material portion in the working length of the variable contour rounding bar one can improve the rounding and avoid blemishes and deformities that occur to the surface of the semi solid material portion in existing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Food Machinery Engineering, LMTD
    Inventors: Norman Schmidt, Adam Baran
  • Patent number: 9808985
    Abstract: A roller-type depressing device, an imprint device and an imprint method utilizing the same which can depress an object like a die or a molding target by controlling the depressing force of a roller is provided. A roller-type depressing device to depress the object with a roller includes a pressure adjusting plate provided with the roller, a roller moving unit moving the roller relative to the object, a pressure adjusting unit holding the pressure adjusting plate in such a way that force produced by a pressure difference in fluid applied to both faces of the pressure adjusting plate acts on the roller, a pressure receiving stage receiving the pressure of the roller via the object, and a pressure adjuster adjusting the pressure difference in fluid applied to both faces of the pressure adjusting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SCIVAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirosuke Kawaguchi, Yutaka Taniguchi, Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9168686
    Abstract: Apparatus 200 for forming a composite component is disclosed, the apparatus comprising: a deformable mold tool 204 that at least partially defines a mold cavity 212; an interface layer 222 formed on an external surface of the mold tool 204; and at least two peristaltic actuators 206, mounted to contact the interface layer 222 and to generate a peristaltic pressure wave in the mold tool 204. The peristaltic actuators comprise rollers 206, pistons 306 or bi-metallic blocks 406. A method of forming a composite component is also disclosed, the method employing a mold tool 204 that at least partially defines a mold cavity 212. The method comprises: placing reinforcing fibers into the mold cavity 212, forcing a matrix material into the mold cavity 212 through the reinforcing fibers, and generating a peristaltic pressure wave within the mold tool 204 during forcing of the matrix material into the mold cavity 212.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Alison J. McMillan, Ian C. D. Care
  • Publication number: 20150122726
    Abstract: A tubular depth filter element has three or more concentric zones. Each zone is made of an essentially continuous melt blown filament. The filament of an outer zone preferably has a larger diameter than the filaments of other zones. The outer zone overlaps with at least 85%, and preferably all, of another zone. Optionally, one or more additional filaments may traverse through all of zones. The depth filter element is made by spraying filaments onto a rotating mandrel to form a filament mass in contact with a conical press roller. The filaments are sprayed from three or more nozzles which are spaced apart along the length of the mandrel. One of the filaments is formed in a spray pattern that is angled towards an adjacent spray pattern so as to overlap with at least 50 or 85%, and preferably all, of the adjacent spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Travis Gerald STIFTER, Thomas Martin AUNE
  • Patent number: 9004900
    Abstract: The present invention is a material forming apparatus that includes a piece of material that is a piece of laminated wood, a cover sheet made of plastic material, a flexible bed, a plurality of bed arms and a plurality of drive gears. The material forming apparatus also includes a numerical digital display, a plurality of roller clamps, one or more cranks with a grasping knob and a plurality of pivoting arms that are rotated by rotation of the drive gears and move the bed arms to force the flexible bed and the piece of material into a desired arc radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SD Machinery, LLC
    Inventors: Donald S. Lupa, Steve B. Torre
  • Patent number: 8956146
    Abstract: An apparatus for embossing a web having a static gas pressure plenum and a forming structure disposed in contact to the static gas pressure plenum. The static gas pressure plenum provides a static gas pressure of from about 0.1 MPa to about 25 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Curtis Hunter Van Valkenburgh, Richard George Coe, Keith Joseph Stone
  • Publication number: 20140295018
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for moulding three-dimensional products from a mass of foodstuff starting materials which are suitable for consumption, in particular a meal mass. The method comprises the steps of filling a mould cavity, which is open on one side. with the mass of foodstuff starting materials which arc suitable for consumption. which mould cavity is defined by a boundary comprising walls and base, in order to mould a moulded three-dimensional product, and the removal of the moulded three-dimensional product from the mould cavity. In the method according to the invention, during removal the adhesion forces between the moulded product and the boundary are eliminated virtually simultaneously along all the interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Hendricus F. VAN DER EERDEN, Barend J. BEIJAARD, Cornelis L. VERHOEVEN, Dirk MESKENDAHL
  • Publication number: 20140210133
    Abstract: A pattern forming apparatus comprises: a first holder which holds a blanket carrying a pattern forming material on one surface in a horizontal posture with a carrying surface for the pattern forming material faced up; a second holder which holds a plate for patterning the pattern forming material or a substrate, to which a pattern is transferred, as a processing object such that the processing object is proximate to and facing the carrying surface of the blanket held on the first holder; and a push-up unit which partially pushes up an effective area in a central part of the blanket from a lower surface side of the blanket to bring the effective area into contact with the processing object held on the second holder and moves along the lower surface of the blanket to change a push-up position of the blanket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi KAWAGOE, Mikio MASUICHI, Hiroyuki UENO, Kazuhiro SHOJI, Yayoi SHIBAFUJI, Miyoshi UENO
  • Publication number: 20140205700
    Abstract: A device for producing a 3 dimensional shaped consolidated product. The device includes a rotary drum, defined as a rotary conveyor with a peripheral surface extending in circumferential direction with at least one product shaping area in the form of a cavity on said peripheral surface, the peripheral surface is pervious to air at least in the product shaping area, at least one material feed device to feed a base material into the at least one cavity, a vacuum device designed to generate a negative pressure at least in the at least one cavity, whereby the generated suction is directed towards the interior of the rotary conveyor, and whereby downstream of the material feed device at least one consolidating device is located such that at least a part of the filled cavity is subjected to a consolidating treatment whereby the base material at least partly will adhere to neighbouring material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: AUTONEUM MANAGEMENT AG
    Inventor: Jacky Peroz
  • Publication number: 20140186506
    Abstract: A method for forming a food product into a circular shape, wherein both ends of an elongated food product are connected each other and closed, or into a C-shape, wherein both ends of the elongated food product face each other and opened. The method includes (a) fixing one end of the elongated food product to a rotatable core member, (b) pressing the food product toward the core member by moving the core member close to and away from a pressing roller, when the food product is formed into a circular shape by being wound around the core member by rotating the core member, and (c) separating the formed food product and the core member by releasing the food product from the core member, after forming the food product 3 into a required shape by being wound around the core member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: RHEON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Kato, Hitoshi Kuwabara, Takao Takagi, Nobuaki Harada, Noritake Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8678807
    Abstract: The invention relates to molding systems and related methods. In one aspect of the invention, a molding apparatus includes a first cylindrical roll that is rotatably coupled to a frame and an adjacent pressure device, the frame is configured so that a substrate can pass through a nip formed between the first cylindrical roll and the pressure device while a portion of the substrate extends laterally beyond at least the frame and the first cylindrical roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Shawn C. Banker, Ernesto S. Tachauer, William P. Clune
  • Patent number: 8602761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for the automatic manufacture of wind turbine blades using die halves (2,3) wherein by applying dry fiber mats, two complementary shells are molded whereby the attachment thereof will result in the blade to be obtained, head-bearing means (5,6) being arranged with respect to the die halves (2,3), said means being susceptible to selectively having demolding agent, paint, adhesive application accessories or a machining accessory, and head-bearing means (13) having a functional assembly capable of applying the dry fiber mats in the die halves (2,3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Danobat, S. Coop
    Inventors: César Arriola Arrizabalaga, Xabier Era{tilde under (n)}a Achaga, Mariano Sastre Sánchez, Fernando Martínez Herraiz
  • Patent number: 8562328
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a piece of figured veneer comprise means for, and the steps of, softening lignin in a sheet of veneer, pressing the sheet of veneer between complementary corrugating press rollers having a pitch and a depth to press the sheet of veneer into a wavy or corrugated configuration, and surfacing the pressed sheet of veneer to remove crests of the corrugations, making the piece of figured veneer. Another method and apparatus for making a piece of figured veneer, comprise means for, and the steps of, softening lignin in a sheet of veneer, placing the sheet of veneer onto a wavy or corrugated surface of a plate, pressing the sheet of veneer using a press roller so that the roller presses the sheet of veneer against the surface to achieve a wavy or corrugated veneer, and surfacing the pressed sheet of veneer to remove peaks of the corrugations, making the piece of figured veneer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Padana AG
    Inventor: Juergen F. Trost
  • Patent number: 8540501
    Abstract: A three-dimensional stereolithography apparatus includes a stage, a support mechanism to support a film so that the film is opposed to the stage, a pressing mechanism, a supply mechanism, an irradiation unit, a movement mechanism, and a control mechanism. The pressing mechanism presses at least a linear area of the film so that the linear area closest to the stage is formed in the film. The supply mechanism supplies a light-curing material into a slit area formed between the stage and the linear area. The irradiation unit irradiates the light-curing material supplied into the slit area with laser light through the pressing mechanism and the film. The movement mechanism moves the stage and the pressing mechanism relatively to the film, to form one cured layer of the light-curing material. The control mechanism controls a distance between the stage and the linear area of the film, to stack the cured layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yasukochi
  • Patent number: 8535040
    Abstract: A plastic film (2) is drawn in a different manner. A plurality of rollers (15a, 15b, 15c) are opposed to a base (14). The rollers are operated by a first drive mechanism (22), and the rollers are moved in the lateral direction of the plastic film. Second drive mechanisms (17a, 17b, 17c) act on the rollers, respectively. On the base, at least one roller is pressed against the plastic film, and at least one roller rolls along the plastic film. The plastic film is drawn by that roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Patent number: 8517713
    Abstract: (A1) Translate this text A plastic film (1) is drawn by a method different from a conventional one. The plastic film is intermittently fed in the longitudinal direction. A drawing member and a support base are installed in a plastic film feeding path, oppositely to each other, on both sides of the plastic film in the thickness direction. When the plastic film is temporarily stopped, the drawing member advances toward the support base between the lateral both side edges of the plastic film and is pressed against the plastic film and the support base to draw the plastic film in the longitudinal direction. Then, the drawing member retreats from the support base, and is separated from the plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Patent number: 8512026
    Abstract: The present invention is a dough sheeter with integral dough docker. The dough docker is a removable assembly with a docker subassembly and a scraper subassembly. The docker subassembly includes the docker roller and grate. The docker sprocket, driven by the sheeter motor, has a disk that meshes with a complimentary disk on the docker roller. The scraper subassembly includes the scraper, the backer attached to the scraper, and the gap adjuster, which includes a semicircular shaft that abuts the backer, a rectangular shaft attached to the scraper, and a threaded rod extending from the semicircular shaft through a hole in the scraper and a threaded hole in the rectangular shaft. The gap is adjusted by turning the rod in or out of the threaded hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Somerset Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Voyatzakis, George Athanasiadis
  • Publication number: 20130209599
    Abstract: An apparatus for embossing a web having a static gas pressure plenum and a forming structure disposed in contact to the static gas pressure plenum. The static gas pressure plenum provides a static gas pressure of from about 0.1 MPa to about 25 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Patent number: 8414284
    Abstract: An apparatus forms an elastomeric strip. The apparatus includes a roller and an adjustable surface. The roller has a cylindrical surface. The roller rotates at a predetermined angular velocity. The adjustable surface confronts the cylindrical surface and has a first stationary position relative to the cylindrical surface such that the apparatus forms an elastomeric strip having a first thickness. The adjustable surface is adjustably pivotable relative to the cylindrical surface such that the adjustable surface moves to a second stationary position for forming an elastomeric strip having a second thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Richard David Vargo
  • Patent number: 8376729
    Abstract: An integrated machine for making, in laboratory, slabs made of a controlled-compaction bituminous mix in a mold and for making wheel tracking tests on the same, the compaction is performed by two idle disks which slide and press the side extensions of an array of vertical plates overlapping the mix, the wheel tracking test is performed by a wheel located between the disks; after having removed the array of plates, the wheel can be presented to the mix, since the disks are located at a distance greater than the mold width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mecpart S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Manbrini
  • Patent number: 8366981
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided. The structure includes at least one ply of preimpregnated material formed into a curved elongated member of continuous fibers onto a mandrel. The fibers have a select orientation. The curved elongated member has a length and a cross-sectional geometry that varies along the length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon M. Benson, Jason K. Slack, Todd A. Rosevear, James L. Harvey, Mark Roman, Timothy Olschewski
  • Patent number: 8323016
    Abstract: A device and method of producing a building panel with a compressed and curved edge including a press tool, a heat device and a lubricating device and a building panel with a curved edge produced by the device and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Jan Jacobsson, Peter Wingardh
  • Publication number: 20120244242
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pellet press for producing pellets (10), there being in the pellet press (3) at least one die (4) having a multiplicity of holes (13) for compressing the biomass (1), at least one roll (5) rolling on the die (4) and at least one drive device for the die (4) and/or the roll (5). The aim of the invention is to produce a pellet press in which it is possible to eliminate local damage or partial wear of the die with the least possible effort or to make it easier to replace the die with a spare part. The invention consists of at least two die segments (7, 7? . . . ) being arranged as the die (4), at least one supporting device (9) being arranged to support the die segments (7, 7? . . . ) with respect to the roll (5), and the supporting device (9) having at least one aperture (8) for the pellets (10) emerging from the holes (13) in the die (4) to be led through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Gernot von Haas, Gunter Natus, Frank Heymanns
  • Patent number: 8262381
    Abstract: Mastering tools and systems and methods for forming a cell on the mastering tools are provided. An exemplary method includes emitting a first laser light pulse from a laser for a first predetermined time interval such that at least a portion of the first laser light pulse forms the cell on the mastering tool. The cell has an opening size within a range of 10-100 micrometers and an aspect ratio less than or equal to 1.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Adel F. Bastawros, Grant Hay, Karkala Arun Kumar, Phil M. Peters
  • Patent number: 8245631
    Abstract: A forming machine includes a drum having an outer heating surface, a reservoir disposed below the drum and having a surrounding wall with a top edge that can contact the outer heating surface and that has a profile conforming to that of the outer heating surface, an applying disk disposed inside the reservoir and having perforations, and a rotary shaft extending into the reservoir to rotate the applying disk and movable upwardly or downwardly to raise or lower the applying disk. The reservoir is movable between non-contact and contact positions, where the top edge is spaced below and moves upward to abut against the outer heating surface, respectively. The applying disk is movable between pre-applying and applying positions, where the applying disk is lowered into the reservoir for dipping into the dough and is raised for applying the dough to the outer heating surface, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Chao-Hung Lin
  • Publication number: 20120148704
    Abstract: To provide a transferring mold by which fine patterns can be transferred and transcription of a large area can be coped with and a production process of the transferring mold. The transferring mold of the present invention is characterized in that the mold comprises a roll body formed approximately in a column shape, a surface layer (3) formed on the outer peripheral surface of the roll body and a fine structure layer formed on the surface layer (3) and that the surface layer (3) is composed of a material having a refractive index n of not less than 1.3 and not more than 2.0 and an extinction coefficient k of not more than 0.3 at a wavelength of 405 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Furuya, Masaru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8123513
    Abstract: These inventions provide a method and an apparatus for rolling food dough without causing slipping between the food dough and rolling rollers and without causing twisted shrinkages in the food dough, and disk-shaped food dough manufactured by the method. Further, these inventions relate to the disk-shaped food dough manufactured by the method and the apparatus. The apparatus used for the method is comprised of a cradle that can relatively ascend away from and descend toward a table, and conical-shaped rolling rollers rotatably disposed at the cradle, which rollers can swivel. When the food dough is rolled by means of the rolling rollers by pressing the food dough, the rolling rollers rotate so that the speed of the rotation is higher than that when they are passively rotated by the swiveling motion. The relative speed of the descent of the rolling rollers toward the food dough is controlled so that the speed gradually decreases from the initial speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Morikawa, Torahiko Hayashi, Takamasa Tsuchida, Hiroshi Ebata, Norio Koboyashi
  • Publication number: 20120007278
    Abstract: Apparatus's and methods of stretch-forming pre-preg material are provided. In one example embodiment a variable material stretch forming apparatus comprises a stretch-forming assembly configured to stretch-form at least one section along a width of a sheet of pre-preg material to a longer length than at least one other section along the width of the sheet of pre-preg material before the sheet of pre-preg material is applied to a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Vernon M. Benson, Peter G. Turner
  • Patent number: 8070472
    Abstract: An apparatus for rolling and forming a food dough includes: a rolling roller configured to roll out a block of food dough placed on a table; and a frame unit having an inner circumferential surface configured to face the rolling roller. The rolling roller is configured to revolve around a revolving axis, and rotate around a rotation axis of the rolling roller. The rolling roller includes a first portion having a substantially conical or frustum shape extending in a rotation axial direction. The frame unit is provided outside of a revolving locus of the first portion of the rolling roller. The inner circumferential surface of the frame unit includes an upper side portion and a lower side portion that is farther from the revolving axis than the upper side portion with respect to the revolving radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Morikawa, Norio Kobayashi, Mitsuo Cho
  • Patent number: 8029266
    Abstract: A mould member for moulding three-dimensional products from a mass of one or more food starting materials, which are suitable for consumption, in particular human consumption, comprises a body having a porous structure and a plurality of mould cavities, which mould cavities each have a mould cavity wall defined by the body and an opening in a surface of the body, wherein the body comprises at least one essentially fluid tight barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Stork Titan B.V.
    Inventors: Hendricus Franciscus Jacobus Maria Van Der Eerden, Wilhelmus Gerardus Maria Boom
  • Publication number: 20110223278
    Abstract: An apparatus for embossing a web having a static gas pressure plenum and a forming structure disposed in contact to the static gas pressure plenum. The static gas pressure plenum provides a static gas pressure of from about 0.1 MPa to about 25 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Curtis Hunter Van Valkenburgh, Richard George Coe, Keith Joseph Stone
  • Patent number: 7931461
    Abstract: A mould member for moulding three-dimensional products from a mass of one or more food starting materials, which are suitable for consumption, in particular human consumption, includes a body having a porous structure and a plurality of mould cavities. The mould cavities each have a mould cavity wall defined by the body and an opening in a surface of the body. The body includes at least one essentially fluid tight barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Stork Titan B.V.
    Inventors: Hendricus Franciscus Jacobus Maria van der Eerden, Wilhelmus Gerardus Maria Boom
  • Publication number: 20110091595
    Abstract: A plastic film (2) is drawn in a different manner. A plurality of rollers (15a, 15b, 15c) are opposed to a base (14). The rollers are operated by a first drive mechanism (22), and the rollers are moved in the lateral direction of the plastic film. Second drive mechanisms (17a, 17b, 17c) act on the rollers, respectively. On the base, at least one roller is pressed against the plastic film, and at least one roller rolls along the plastic film. The plastic film is drawn by that roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: TOTANI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Patent number: 7850440
    Abstract: A dough shaping device includes a base manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size and a substantially flat upper surface for supporting a predetermined amount of dough. A rolling pin support member is manufactured from a second predetermined material and having a second predetermined size and first predetermined shape and is disposed at a first end of such base member. A dough template is manufactured from a third predetermined material and has a second predetermined shape and a third predetermined size and a predetermined thickness. At least one aperture having a third predetermined shape and a fourth predetermined size is formed through such dough template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Alvidrez
  • Patent number: 7845930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process or a device for the production of a three-dimensional object by layer-wise solidification of a photo-polymerizable resin by means of a planar or essentially planar construction/reference plane, at which the photo-polymerizable resin contained in the liquid material is to be hardened by electromagnetic irradiation, and wherein the material application for the subsequent layer automatically results from the separation of the last hardened layer from the construction/-reference plane, whereby the construction/reference plane is formed by an elastic film. The film is fixed in a frame, and the height position of the frame with the film is adjusted in a basin containing the liquid material such that the pressure of the liquid material compensates the sagging of the film (formation of a negative meniscus), and that the lower side of the film is permanently in contact with the material during the whole construction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Envisiontec GmbH
    Inventors: Alexandr Shkolnik, Hendrik John, Ali El-Siblani
  • Publication number: 20100294424
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transforming vertically-aligned nanostructures into densified, horizontally-aligned arrays. A contact element such as a roller is used to topple an array of carbon nanotubes or other nanostructures by drawing or rolling the contact element across the surface of the substrate such that the vertically-aligned nanostructures are forced into at least partial horizontal-alignment while being densified to give the transformed array enhanced properties. The contact element engages the nanostructures at a location below their upper distal end to topple and densify the array without disrupting the relative alignment of the individual nanostructures in the array. Transfer printing of the nanostructures is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Anastasios John Hart, Sameh Tawfick
  • Patent number: 7819651
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided. In one embodiment, the structure includes at least one ply of preimpregnated material formed into a curved elongated member of continuous fibers onto a mandrel. The fibers have a select orientation and the curved elongated member has a defined length. The curved elongated member further has a cross-sectional geometry that varies along the length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon M. Benson, Jason K. Slack, Todd A. Rosevear, James L. Harvey, Mark Roman, Timothy Olschewski
  • Patent number: 7807005
    Abstract: A fabrication method of forming a thermoplastic composite laminate material with tailored and varying thickness in a continuous process. This process utilizes automated equipment or hand lay-up to collate parts or components into a multi-layer stack. Each stack contains all plies, including ply build-up areas, tacked in the proper location to maintain orientation and location. The consolidation tooling contains all necessary part features and is coordinated to the customized multiple ply stacks to form a single integrated thermoplastic composite laminate potentially having areas of differing thickness from these multiple ply stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander M. Rubin, James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 7806679
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus is capable of releasing a material, the inner surface of which has been formed into a concavo-convex shape with drawing, from a mold with excellent release performance, even in the case where the concavo-convex part formed in the inner surface of the product is of a shape causing it to get caught in the direction of pulling out of the product against the mold. The mold is formed in a split structure having a concavo-convex surface shape and is contractible in diameter after the forming of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Nihon Spindle Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeoi Murata
  • Patent number: 7767060
    Abstract: A machine for creping sheet material such as paper, textiles, metal foils, or plastic, comprises a driving drum, and a pressing plate for pressing a length of sheet material against the drum to drive the material lengthwise in the machine direction, and a retarding member arranged to contact the lengthwise-driven sheet material to cause it to crepe. The pressing plate has a plurality of pressure application points or areas distributed across the width of the sheet material on the drum, the pressure application points or areas being associated with pneumatic cylinders for applying different pressures to different parts of the material across its width according to a given pressure profile. The pneumatic cylinders can be arranged in groups to provide an adjustable pressure profile across the material wherein the pressures applied at the opposite edges of the material and at intermediate parts of the material are adjustable independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Juan Antonio Torra Ratia
  • Patent number: 7753673
    Abstract: A device for forming optical lenses includes a base, a driving mechanism mounted on the base, a controller connected to the driving mechanism and a roll forming die. The controller is configured for controlling the driving mechanism. The roll forming die includes a roller, a number of mold cores attached to the roller, and a molding material container disposed on the base and spaced with the roller. The roller is mechanically coupled to the driving mechanism such that the roller can be driven to rotate by the driving mechanism, the roller, the mold cores and the molding material container are arranged to cooperatively form workpieces. A number of mounting holes are defined in the roller; each of the mold cores is mounted in a corresponding mounting hole. The device for forming optical lenses can reduce internal stress of produced optical lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Tsorng Chang
  • Publication number: 20100052216
    Abstract: Imprint lithography devices and methods of lithography are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Yong Hyup Kim, DongKyun Seo
  • Patent number: 7670129
    Abstract: Gypsum boards are bent to curved shape by placing a water dampened flat rectangular gypsum board upon a resiliently bendable panel positioned below a bender shell having a wall of arcuate cylindric contour which grips a margin of the gypsum board, and rolling the bender shell upon the gripped board to produce bending. A circular cylindrical weight rolls within the bender shell to apply compressive force upon the gypsum board during the bending process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: John J. Watson
  • Publication number: 20090214691
    Abstract: A dough shaping device includes a base manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size and a substantially flat upper surface for supporting a predetermined amount of dough. A rolling pin support member is manufactured from a second predetermined material and having a second predetermined size and first predetermined shape and is disposed at a first end of such base member. A dough template is manufactured from a third predetermined material and has a second predetermined shape and a third predetermined size and a predetermined thickness. At least one aperture having a third predetermined shape and a fourth predetermined size is formed through such dough template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: NORMAN ALVIDREZ
  • Patent number: 7547206
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a dough processing apparatus capable of not only stably thinning and shaping dough, such as a pizza dough, and so forth, into a thin sheet-like shape, but also coping with dough in a wide variety of shapes with ease. A rounded dough f obtained by portioning out dough to a predetermined quantity is transferred toward under a first beating mechanism, and a second beating mechanism by a belt conveyor. The first beating mechanism, and the second beating mechanism make the vertical movement, alternately, whereupon the dough f is pressed under pressure to be thereby thinned. The dough f after thinned is then transferred by the belt conveyor to be delivered to a dough-shaping apparatus. The dough f is transferred by a belt conveyor to be surrounded by a horizontal die. The dough f as surrounded by the horizontal die is pushed down from above by a rotator provided with a plurality of push-rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Kobird Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Kobayashi, Hironori Kobayashi, Toru Fukiage
  • Patent number: 7513769
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming elongated composite structural members with a desired cross-sectional geometry as taken transverse to the length of the member. An apparatus may include a base with a substantially elongated mandrel mounted thereon. One or more rollers configured to at least partially complementarily engage the mandrel are configured to roll over and press one or more plies of composite material onto the mandrel. The mandrel may be disposed on a rotary table and configured to exhibit a curved elongated geometry to form at least partially curved or arcuate elongated members. The present invention enables the formation of elongated structural members from resin impregnated materials while maintaining the materials in a substantially uncured state. The formed members may then be cocured with a skin or other composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon M. Benson, Jason Slack, Todd A. Rosevear, James L. Harvey, Mark Roman, Timothy Olschewski
  • Publication number: 20070176314
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes applying an organic material onto a substrate that is mounted on a supporting plate, contacting a surface of the mold on which a predetermined pattern is formed with the organic material, disposing the supporting plate an at angle, and pressing the mold while rotating the pressure roller. Therefore, the apparatus and method for manufacturing a display device according to the embodiment of the present invention have advantages that bubbles generated from the organic material are removed by using an inclined supporting plate and rotating the pressure roller in a direction opposite to the moving direction, thereby suppressing the formation of the bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-Ho Jung, Kyu-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 7249943
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming elongated composite structural members with a desired cross-sectional geometry as taken transverse to the length of the member. The apparatus may include a base with a substantially elongated mandrel mounted thereon. One or more rollers configured to at least partially complementarily engage the mandrel are configured to roll over and press a plurality of plies of composite material onto the mandrel. The rollers may be configured to form intermediate structures which partially conform to the geometry of the mandrel prior to forming the final structure, which substantially completely conforms to the geometry of the mandrel. The rollers serve to both form and debulk the structure. The present invention enables the formation of elongated structural members from resin-impregnated materials while maintaining the materials in a substantially uncured state. The formed members may then be cocured with a skin or other composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon M. Benson, Jason Slack, Todd A. Rosevear
  • Patent number: 7226558
    Abstract: A high density microwall ePTFE structure and a method for making, involving the manipulation of a standard extruded ePTFE graft. The final product has the desired characteristics of high density, reduced wall-thickness, above-average radial strength and enhanced suture retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Nieman, Randy Earl Saylor, Robert Hunkins, Robert Calcote