Including Auxiliary Shaping Means (e.g., Mandrel, Etc.) Associated With Molding Orifice Patents (Class 425/380)
  • Patent number: 11045975
    Abstract: A honeycomb extrusion die comprising at least some slots (308) each with a divot (312) spaced toward a discharge surface (324) from a feedhole-slot intersection (332) and a wide portion at the discharge surface extending into the die body (358) to the divot (312) to strengthen a peripheral region of a honeycomb extrudate in a reinforcement region, and a bulk nominal section corresponding to a bulk region of the honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Wilbur Allard, Thomas William Brew, Tushar Gulati, Helmut Roland Letzel, Min Shen
  • Patent number: 10632662
    Abstract: Disclosed apparatus and method to extrude a honeycomb, providing correction in bowing of the extruded honeycomb structure, employs a deflector device having a base plate including an opening aligned in a direction parallel to the extrusion axis through which the plastic material is conveyed to the die. The deflector device includes a bow plate movably mounted to the downstream or upstream side of the base plate. The bow plate includes a constant area aperture. The deflector device positioned upstream of extrusion die imparts a degree of bow reduction by the position of the constant area aperture over the opening imparting a pressure drop gradient on the flow stream entering the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin John Beecher, Jeffrey Owen Foster, Gilbert Franklin Gordon, III, Kevin Bruce Sterner, David Robertson Treacy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10344157
    Abstract: A plasticized PVC formulation for foam extrusion including polyvinyl chloride, at least one plasticizer, at least one nucleating agent and a chemical blowing agent, wherein the plasticized PVC formulation is a dry blend containing 0.5 to 5% by weight of one or more nucleating agents and 0.1 to 3% by weight of the chemical blowing agent, wherein the blowing agent is sodium bicarbonate and the nucleating agent is talcum, and a foam extrusion method using said formulation. The extruded plasticized PVC foam is particularly suitable for rock shield pads used for pipeline protection. The foams are lightweight and require less consumption of materials with comparable properties to corresponding solid articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Hoefflin, Herbert Ackermann, Andreas Brunner
  • Patent number: 10071519
    Abstract: A parison head for discharging a parison for producing capillaries, tubes or pipes, includes a sleeve-shaped housing into which the melt is fed, and which surrounds a core on all sides with a spacing, the core being firmly clamped in the housing, and also a likewise sleeve-shaped die, which likewise surrounds the core on all sides with a spacing, wherein the housing and the die surround the core in such a way that there is a closed flow channel between the housing and the core and between the die and the core, and at the end of the flow channel a peripheral closed outlet gap is formed by the die and the core, wherein there is between the housing and the die a low-cost, quickly exchangeable, trifunctional component, which securely seals off the flow channel between the housing and the die, and with which the angle between the housing and the die and also the length of the head can be changed, while retaining the flow resistance in the region of the trifunctional component and while retaining a flow channel tha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Heinz Gross
  • Patent number: 9387664
    Abstract: A slit-type scraper device includes: a body, a first scraper portion, a cover, a second scraper portion, an air pressure through hole and a side cover unit. The body includes a groove and a slit portion abutting against the groove. The first scraper portion is abutting against the slit portion. The cover includes a plate portion. The second scraper portion is abutting against the plate portion, wherein the position of the second scraper portion is corresponding to the first scraper portion. The air pressure through hole is disposed on the body, in communication with the groove, and adapted to connect an air pressure connection member to input air pressure. The side cover unit is adapted to form an ink storage space between the plate portion and the groove, and form an ink output slit between the slit portion and the plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Kuan-Chih Liu, Chorng-Tyan Lin, Ho-Chung Fu
  • Patent number: 9114578
    Abstract: A film blowing head for the production of film tubing from a single or multi-layer film includes an extrusion gap to form a film layer. The extrusion gap is embodied between two boundary walls, with at least one melt pipeline mouthing into the extrusion gap, which converts inside the extrusion gap into a first melt channel, which is formed in a section of the progression of the first melt channel by recesses in the two boundary walls of the extrusion gap, and which distributes melt in the extrusion dap. The first melt channel tapers in the progression in the direction of transportation of the melt (h), and in an end section, entirely converts into the extrusion gap. The first melt channel is formed at one of the sections only by the recesses in one of the two boundary walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Backmann, Klemens Sensen
  • Publication number: 20150128545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a nonwoven fabric (1), in particular a filter medium or air filler medium consisting of a nonwoven, in a melt-spinning method comprising the following steps: Melting a raw material, spraying the raw material from at least one spinning die (6) and capturing the raw material on a support layer (12) such that the nonwoven fabric (1) is formed. The support layer (12) has structures, so that spacers (2) are formed in the nonwoven fabric (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: IREMA FILTER GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Seeberger
  • Patent number: 9022764
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an irrigation pipe comprises an extrusion unit, a calibrator unit, a cooling unit for cooling the irrigation pipe in a cooling liquid, and a traction unit for drawing the irrigation pipe in the cooling unit. The cooling unit comprises a device for detecting holes in the wall of the irrigation pipe and arranged for being immersed in the cooling liquid. The device for detecting holes comprises at least one optical transmitter and at least one optical receiver which define an optical barrier. The device is arranged so that the holes in the irrigation pipe located below the device produce gas bubbles which modify the optical barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Maillefer S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Wisler, Jean-Charles Zaramella
  • Patent number: 9004903
    Abstract: The invention provides a deckle system for extrusion dies. In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods of cleaning an extrusion die equipped with a retractable external deckle system. Also provided in some embodiments is a deckle system having a novel deckle adjustment mechanism. In other embodiments, the invention provides an advantageous internal deckle member equipped with a removable, replaceable internally threaded insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Oliver, Jordan L. Sedivy, John A. Ulcej
  • Patent number: 8985992
    Abstract: When extrusion molding is conducted continuously for a long period of time, in order to prevent a die drool from being generated at an outlet of an extruder, to a shell 2 in which an outlet 3, through which a melt-kneaded resin material is extruded by an extruder, is formed, a plate-like shell tip 6 in which an opening 7 which is arranged such that it surrounds the outlet 3 along the circumference thereof is detachably attached, and non-sticky coating is applied at least along the outer surface of the core tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Kuwazuru, Jou Honda, Takuji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8974214
    Abstract: Provided is a device for manufacturing an optical film having satisfactorily reduced thickness unevenness, by using a melt-casting film forming method, which device includes a casting die for discharging a molten film-forming material including a thermoplastic resin into a film-like shape; a pair of a first rotation roll and a second rotation roll between which the discharged film-shaped molten article is pinched to be cooled and solidified to make the film-shaped molten article; and two pairs of wind shield plates each of which pairs are arranged between the shaft-direction ends of the first and second rotation rolls and an end part in the width-direction of the film-shaped molten article, wherein the wind shield plates are placed approximately perpendicular to the surface of the film-shaped molten article, and wherein each pair of the wind shield plates are placed approximately in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kazama
  • Patent number: 8951029
    Abstract: A mobile plastics extrusion plant 10 for manufacturing an extruded plastics product in a remote location. The mobile plant 10 comprises the following components: a transportable container 16 for storing raw plastics material prior to extrusion, and a transportable extruded product forming assembly (in the form of a die and former assembly 12) for forming an extruded plastics product from the raw plastics material. The mobile extrusion plant 10 further comprises a transportable delivery system 18 for delivering the raw plastics material from the transportable container 16 to the die and former assembly 12 whereby, in use, the entire plant can be transported to a remote location and operated to manufacture an extruded plastics product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Polyline Piping Systems Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: David John Wilkie
  • Patent number: 8944798
    Abstract: A gas assisted co-extrusion apparatus includes a co-extrusion die in communication with an extruder. A nozzle that is defined by a bore in the co-extrusion die extends about a nozzle axis to a nozzle exit of the co-extrusion die. An injector extends through the bore of the co-extrusion die along the nozzle axis. The injector and nozzle together form a dough into a rope that is tubular with a wall portion and an inner cavity surrounded by the wall portion as the dough is extruded out of the nozzle exit and about the injector. A compressed gas source provides a compressed gas out of an injector outlet and into the inner cavity of the rope to radially stretch the wall portion of the rope as the rope is dispersed from the injector. The co-extrusion die is spaced from the extruder to define a void therebetween. A delivery system delivers an entrainable material to the compressed gas in a pipe. The pipe is connected to an injector inlet of the injector in the void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Norbert Gimmler, Helbert David Almeida Dominguez, Charles Bernath, Charles A. Smith, Penny Engle
  • Patent number: 8939751
    Abstract: An annular die has a mandrel having a spiral groove formed in a surface of the mandrel that distributes a flow of liquid across the mandrel surface and directs the flow of liquid in a flow direction across the spiral groove and across the mandrel surface. At least a portion of the spiral groove has a cross-section configuration where an interior surface of the spiral groove portion is oriented toward the flow direction as the interior surface extends to and intersects with the mandrel surface. The annular die has particular, but not limited, application as a blown film die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Gloucester Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Andrews, Chad Allen Biron, William Welsh Bode, William Ellery Jones, Bruce Michael O'Connor, Mark Dean Steele
  • Patent number: 8936460
    Abstract: An extrusion head for an extrusion apparatus can include a spider for supporting a central mandrel. A high volume reservoir can be mounted to the spider on a downstream side of the spider. The central mandrel can extend longitudinally into the high volume reservoir. The high volume reservoir can have an axially straight annular conduit with a length L and an outer diameter OD. The annular conduit can have an L to OD ratio of about 1:1. A set of dies can be mounted downstream of the high volume reservoir, whereby the high volume reservoir reduces pressure and promotes homogenization of molten polymer flowing therethrough, before reaching the set of dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: American Maplan Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Wallen, James W. Nixon, Bradley M. Eisenbarth
  • Publication number: 20150001758
    Abstract: Described herein are extrusion processes to produce hollow pellets. Also disclosed are pelletizer devices that can be used to produce the hollow pellets. The processes and devices make use of an extrusion die having a die orifice and an insert that is placed in the die orifice to produce the hollow pellets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: J. WAYNE MARTIN, Michael A. Fridley, Michael Eloo
  • Patent number: 8920154
    Abstract: A head assembly (10) is provided for use in a rotary head extruder (12) for extruding a food product. The head assembly (10) includes an annular-shaped stator plate (20) and a rotating blade plate (22). The blade plate (22) preferably includes at least six blades, each with a wedge shaped profile, and the stator plate (20) includes extrusion channels that extend at an angle in the range of 20°-50° from tangent to a circle defined by an inner surface (30) of the plate (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: American Extrusion International
    Inventors: Jeff Dean Carlson, Henry Zollinger Miller, Richard Jarvis Warner
  • Patent number: 8914966
    Abstract: A die having large numbers of grooves for molding a material to a honeycomb structure, wherein a surface having the grooves has an outer periphery in a polygonal shape having 6 or more corners, and wherein the grooves are crossing the outer periphery at an angle of 30° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kurakake, Tomohisa Ogata
  • Publication number: 20140356474
    Abstract: A device guides and textures a plurality of synthetic threads in a melt spinning process, with at least one driven godet, with a plurality of texturing nozzles and with a cooling arrangement. The threads can be guided on the circumference of the godet with a guiding spacing and on the cooling arrangement with a treatment spacing. The guiding spacing between the threads on the godet is smaller than the treatment spacing between the threads on the cooling arrangement and the texturing nozzles are held in a fan-shaped arrangement between the godet and the cooling arrangement. The arrangement of the texturing nozzles is oriented transversely with respect to an axis of rotation of the godet in such a way that the threads can be fed with different looping angles on the circumference of the godet to the texturing nozzles in a straight thread run.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mathias Stündl
  • Publication number: 20140322379
    Abstract: An extrusion molding device includes a first roller, a second roller, an ejecting source, a guiding element, and a prism molding system. The second roller is located adjacent to the first roller. The injecting source is located above the first roller and the second roller. The guiding element is located at a side of the second roller away from the first roller. The prism molding system is located at a side of the guiding element away from the second roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Patent number: 8851877
    Abstract: Provided is a die for extrusion forming for extrusion forming of a honeycomb formed body comprising a honeycomb forming die having a structure that there is provided at a surface a groove-like slit in a form of a cell block as well as there is provided at a backside a clay introduction hole in communication with the slit, and a frame-shaped presser plate that is disposed at an outer peripheral portion of the honeycomb forming die and that regulates a shape and dimension of a honeycomb formed body. Among the cell blocks, in an extrusion direction of forming clay, a cell block which end face is positioned to be overlapped with an inner circumferential surface of the presser plate is formed to be shorter than the other cell blocks resided inside the inner circumferential surface of the presser plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Hamatsuka
  • Patent number: 8840389
    Abstract: An extrusion device, in particular for plastic materials comprising: an extrusion head (2) having a nozzle (2a) for ejection of at least one plastic material (M1, M2); a first duct (5) formed in said head (2) for feeding a first plastic material (M1) to said ejection nozzle (2a); a second duct (?) formed in said head (2) for feeding a second plastic material (M2) to said ejection nozzle (2a); and a selection element (8), disposed in the vicinity of said ejection nozzle (2a) and able to be switched between a first operating condition at which it closes the second duct (6) to enable feeding of the first plastic material (M1) through the first duct (5), and a second operating condition at which it closes the first duct (5) to enable feeding of the second plastic material (M2) through the second duct (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Gimac di Maccagnan Giorgio
    Inventor: Giorgio MacCagnan
  • Patent number: 8840392
    Abstract: A temperature gradient controller device in parts of machines for processing plastic materials comprises heating means to be operatively activated on at least one part of a machine; this heating means comprises vector means adapted to transfer a predetermined amount of heat to said part of said machine by remote radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Marina Scremin
  • Publication number: 20140271970
    Abstract: A modular system for processing an exfoliated aggregate material or a polymer composite material comprising the exfoliated aggregate, utilizing supercritical fluid processing is described. The modular system may provide exfoliated aggregate particulates, polymer composite materials or master batch polymer composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: nanoScience Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: nanoScience Engineering Corporation
  • Patent number: 8821147
    Abstract: An extrusion die device includes a die holder including a supporting hole and a die assembly accommodated in the supporting hole, wherein the die assembly includes a male die including a core member having a projected portion, a core case holding the core member, a female die including a body which includes an engagement groove engaging the core case of the male die, and which engages the supporting hole, and a nesting member formed in an annular shape and accommodated in the body at a portion close to a raw material supply part, and a cap member formed in a plate shape, disposed at a position closer to the raw material supply part than from the male die, covering a portion of the core member, and connected to the core case, and wherein a space between the nesting member and the core member is defined as a molding hole allowing the extrusion raw material to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hasegawa, Noboru Orito
  • Patent number: 8800476
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid onto a substrate includes a basic body, a fluid supply channel connectible to a fluid source for supplying the fluid, and a nozzle assembly which has a distribution channel that communicates with the fluid supply channel and which has an essentially elongated slit that communicates with the distribution channel. The slit includes at least one discharge opening for dispensing the fluid. The effective length of the distribution channel is variable by means of a closure element that is movable in the distribution channel. An equalization channel is connected with the distribution channel, and the volume of the equalization channel is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Dittmann, Kai Luebbecke, Jorg-Olaf Bagung, Jurgen Dittmers
  • Patent number: 8794959
    Abstract: A completely disposable cooking apparatus used for filling and decorating of foods, that is a one-piece disposable construction, comprising a one-piece, funnel-shaped bag with a soft side wall, having an open first end at the “top” or wider end of the funnel through which food material can be inserted into the bag and a closed second end at the “bottom” or narrow end of the funnel, with an integral, malleable, conical shaped, discharge orifice (also sometimes referred to as a nozzle or a tip). The orifice has serrations or ridges extending inwardly from the internal wall of the orifice, running longitudinally or parallel to the cone axis for all or a part of the length of the orifice. The orifice can either be initially closed or manufactured with a small opening or hole. The orifice is made of a material so that it is capable of being cut at any point along its longitudinal axis to yield an exit opening or hole with a desired size. Regardless of the point of cut, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Brenda Marie Grimes, Charles Wilson Grimes
  • Patent number: 8790110
    Abstract: A completely disposable cooking apparatus used for preparing, filling assembling and decorating of foods, that is a one-piece disposable construction, comprising an elongated bag with a soft side wall, an open first end through which food material can be inserted into the bag and a second end that is closed by a tapered discharge orifice (also sometimes referred to as a nozzle or a tip). The orifice has a first end in contact with the second end of the bag and a distal end away from the bag. The cross-sectional area of the orifice at the first end is greater than the cross-sectional area of the orifice at the distal end. The orifice is made of a material so that it is capable of being cut at any point along its longitudinal axis to yield an exit opening or hole with a desired size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Brenda M. Grimes, Charles Grimes
  • Patent number: 8758003
    Abstract: The extrusion head including a conduit with a central mandrel extending within the conduit for supporting an inner die portion of a set of dies that has inner and outer die portions. An upstream spider and a downstream spider are included, and each have webs supporting the central mandrel at axially spaced apart positions. The webs of the upstream and downstream spiders can have web portions that are axially offset from each other to promote mixing of polymer flowing through the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: American Maplan Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Wallen, James W. Nixon, Bradley M. Eisenbarth
  • Patent number: 8733271
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for continuous coating with a rotational die in which coating materials flow in a radial direction. The linear speed of a substrate in need of coating is identical to the tangential speed of the surface of the rotational die so that the coating material, which flows in a radial direction of the rotational die, flows onto the substrate perpendicularly. Therefore, the ingredients of coating materials overlap one another (or stand vertically as a layer), and the vertical sequence of the coating material is ensured. This method and apparatus can be used to make organic electronic devices, organic light-emitting diodes and organic photovoltaic devices. Particularly, this method and apparatus can be used in bulk-hetero-junction of mixed coating of P-type and N-type semiconductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Hwei-Liang Chang, Zone-Sure Chang
  • Patent number: 8714952
    Abstract: A system may include a die, an outlet adaptor and a die outlet. The die may include a die flow channel extending from a first end to a second end of the die and coupled to a die housing of an extruder. The outlet adaptor is receivable within the die flow channel and includes first and second ends and an outlet flow channel. The first end of the outlet adaptor cooperates with the die flow channel at the second end of the die to retain the outlet adaptor. A diameter of the outlet flow channel expands at the second end of the outlet adaptor to create a pressure drop to form the foamed article. The die outlet assembly is coupled to the outlet adaptor and includes a bore that receives a polymer from the outlet adaptor. The die outlet assembly produces a cylindrical foam article having a natural skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Floracraft Corp.
    Inventors: Trevor Wardle, Russell Lee Schoenherr, Donald William Zwiefka
  • Patent number: 8702410
    Abstract: An extrusion line for producing plastic profiles, preferably plastic pipes, comprising at least one extruder, one die, one calibration means and further following devices. The die has at least one aperture, and an extraction means arranged in front of the die as viewed in the extrusion direction, and the die consists of a plurality of functional regions with separate melt channels. Furthermore, the invention relates to increasing the cooling performance of an extrusion line for extruding a plastic profile, in particular a plastic pipe, which comprises the following steps, a) melting plastic in an extruder, b) shaping a plastic strand and feeding the plastic strand to a die, c) shaping a plastic profile by means of the die, and d) calibrating and curing by cooling the profile, the profile being cooled in the interior in addition to outer cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: battenfeld-cincinnati Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Leopold Hackl, Josef Dobrowsky, Georg Zacher, Miron I. Gorilovskiy
  • Publication number: 20140093716
    Abstract: A film comprising stripes alternating with strands is disclosed. In some embodiments, the strands have a core and a sheath. The core is more elastic than both the sheath and the strands. In some embodiments, the film has an elongation of at least 75 percent, the width of the strands is in a range from 100 micrometers to 750 micrometers, and a portion of each strand forms part of at least one major surface of the film. An extrusion die useful for making the film and a method for making the film using the extrusion die are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, Ronald W. Ausen, Paul S. Wallis, William J. Kopecky, Vathsala Rajagopal, William H. Sikorski, JR.
  • Patent number: 8684719
    Abstract: Die tooling is formed by forming a series of passages extending in the length of the tooling where each passage has a circumference defined within a body member of the tooling. Preferably the passages are primarily formed using a drilling procedure. The passages define a predetermined pattern of outlets adjacent the extrusion outlet or outlets. The passages between the inlets and outlets can be formed in a series of connected body members with each passage extending through each body member. Die tooling of this design is more robust and cost effective to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Manfred A. A. Lupke, Stefan A. Lupke
  • Patent number: 8641396
    Abstract: Foil extrusion lines use spiral distributors for producing a melt which is as homogeneous as possible during operation. The spiral distributors are mostly available as cylindrical or conical axial spiral distributors or as radial spiral distributors. The spiral distributors have spiral channels that run in a multiple spiral arrangement so that rather flat horizontal edges are formed precisely in initial sections and vertical edges are formed between the beginning of spiral channels and transition sections of adjacent spiral channels. The melt can easily adhere there. To accelerate the melt in critical areas, the course or the cross-section of the channels or the surface are modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Reifenhaeuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Jochen Hennes
  • Patent number: 8641397
    Abstract: A spiral distributor for a die head of a foil extrusion line has spiral channels provided with shortening sections in their backward area. As compared to a geometrical rule for a discontinuation of the spiral channels which is valid in a prior section of the spiral channels, this arrangement leads to a faster discontinuation of the spiral channels. The design of the backward area of the spiral channels does not affect the good overlaying effect of the front part of the spiral channels. As compared to the customary embodiment, the channels are thus equipped with a less profiled backward end which leads to a more cost-effective manufacture and to a lesser flow resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Reifenhaeuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Jochen Hennes
  • Publication number: 20140023752
    Abstract: A system for producing food products may include an inner tube configured to extrude a first component, and an outer tube provided about the inner tube to define an annular space through which a second component is extruded, the inner and outer tubes (alone or in conjunction with a nozzle or other extrusion mechanism defining an outlet. Additionally, a collagen head can be configured to apply a layer of collagen gel over the second component. The inner and outer tubes are sized, and flow rate may be configured such that an initial diameter of the first component exiting the outlet is substantially smaller than a final diameter of the first component, and an initial thickness of the second component exiting the outlet is substantially greater than a final thickness of the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: David S. Oufnac, Larry Scott, Brenda Marie Dismore, Timothy A. Stubbs
  • Patent number: 8617330
    Abstract: The present invention describe a process and an installation for the production of stiff recyclable sandwich-type polymeric panels, preferably polypropylene-based panels, and the panel obtained, comprising three lines, in one of which a polymeric polypropylene-based foamed core is produced by extrusion (line A); the structural skins are produced in a second line (line B), which skins are formed by a polypropylene-based lamina reinforced with wood fiber, on which lamina there is applied an also polypropylene-based surface coating layer reinforced with glass fibers; in the third line the structural skins produced in line B are adhered by heat and pressure to the foamed core produced in line A. The sandwich panel produced has a thickness between 7 and 40 mm, an overall density of 400-700 kg/m3 and an elastic modulus of 5-10 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: ULMA CyE, S. Coop.
    Inventors: Aitor Fabian Mariezkurrena, Marcelo de Sousa Pais Antunes, Jose Ignacio Velasco Perero
  • Publication number: 20130309345
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting apparatus for a granulator for cutting plastics-material strands emerging from nozzles into granules. The cutting apparatus includes a knife rotor which is connected to a drive shaft via an articulation component having a drive part and via a driven part carrying the knife rotor. The drive part is inserted into a spherical head in a matching spherical cap in the drive part. The spherical head passes through by at least one direction axle, about which the spherical head is rotatable in the spherical cap in case of an axial offset of the drive part and the driven part. In this case, an end of the directional axle that emerges from the spherical head is mounted in a groove in the spherical cap and extends transversely to the direction of rotation of the spherical cap such that, in the case of an offset of the drive part with respect to the driven part, the end moves in the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Stefan Dahlheimer, Helmuth Meidhof, Gino Czerny
  • Publication number: 20130300016
    Abstract: A honeycomb extrusion apparatus includes a die body and a mask defining a peripheral gap. The peripheral gap includes a first extrusion cross section at a first radial location relative to the extrusion axis and a second extrusion cross section at a second radial location relative to the extrusion axis. An overall flow area of the first extrusion cross section is less than an overall flow area of the second extrusion cross section. In further examples, methods include co-extruding a honeycomb body with an integral skin with the overall flow area of the first extrusion cross section being less than the overall flow area of the second extrusion cross section. In further examples, methods include compensating for different skin flow characteristics associated with a particular honeycomb network configuration of discharge slots in a die body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas William Brew, Timothy Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 8562320
    Abstract: A resin molding device which molds a resin tube 1 from a molten resin has a tube molding portion 14 and a spindle 15 as jigs which define inner and outer diameters of the resin tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: National University Corporation Tohoku University, Nichias Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Yasuyuki Shirai, Jiro Yamanaka, Kengo Iwahara, Kouji Fukae
  • Patent number: 8556615
    Abstract: A die for forming a honeycomb structure, comprising a platy die base member having a clay supply face on back surface thereof and including a plurality of introduction holes for introducing a mixed raw material for forming; and a clay forming face on upper surface including a plurality of slits for extrusion of the material being connected to the introduction holes and formed lattice-like partition regions; at least a part of lattice-like partition regions being provided in such a position that the extended line of at least part of a plurality of lattice-like regions overlap with the slits at edges thereof as top view, slits including inner peripheral slits formed in the inner peripheral region, and outer peripheral slits formed in the outer peripheral region surrounding the inner peripheral region and having a width-enlarged portion having a width larger than that of the inner peripheral slit, and production method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Hayashi, Tomoki Nagae, Masanari Iwade
  • Patent number: 8496460
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for distributing material through a multilayer pipe extrusion die. A first flow passageway, having a first cross-sectional area and extending along a first flow direction, may be connected to a second flow passageway, having a second cross-sectional area substantially the same as the first cross-sectional area of the first flow passageway, to provide a second flow direction different from the first flow direction of the first flow passageway. A conical passageway may extend from the second passageway toward a dispensing outlet. Material may be distributed from the first flow passageway into the second flow passageway. The method and apparatus may generally maintain the same flow properties of the material at a point before and after the connection of the first flow passageway and the second flow passageway. The flow properties of the material may be altered proximate to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald S. Sutton
  • Patent number: 8491295
    Abstract: An extrusion apparatus including a die and a mask are provided such that no slots feed directly into the longitudinal skin forming gap between the mask and the die. In a method of forming a die adapted to improve skin uniformity of extruded cellular ceramic substrates a slotted block of die material is provided including central slots adapted to form a cellular matrix of the substrate and peripheral slots located outwardly of the central slots designed to be covered by a skin former mask and adapted to extrude peripheral batch material. An arcuate skin former is cut corresponding to a target shrinkage so as to intersect the slotted block such that skin flow from tangent slots at 90 degree positions of the die is limited to the peripheral batch material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael James Lehman
  • Publication number: 20130183396
    Abstract: A wetted type calibrator for manufacturing a window frame and a manufactruing device including the same, in which an intensive cooling system having the wetted type calibrator including multiple disk parts is disposed at a next process of an extrusion molding process so as to enhance cooling effect. The wetted type calibrator for manufacturing the window frame includes a housing which accommdates a desired amount of water therein; and a calibrator assembly which is disposed in the housing so that an extruded product formed of a synthetic resin material is passed therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 8449283
    Abstract: A die for forming an extrusion includes a die body, a body feed section and an extrusion forming section. The die body may include an inlet and an outlet defining an extrudate flow path through the die body. The body feed section may be positioned between the inlet and outlet and includes an arrangement of body feed channels. The extrusion forming section may be positioned between the body feed section and the outlet and includes a thin-wall forming portion fluidly coupled to at least one thick-wall forming portion. The thin-wall forming portion may include an array of pins extending from the body feed section towards the outlet and the thick-wall forming portion may include at least one baffle section positioned in the extrudate flow path through the thick-wall forming portion. The area of the thick-wall forming portion may be greater than an interstitial area between the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Currie, Mircea Despa, Paul Martin Elliott, Richard Curwood Peterson
  • Patent number: 8435025
    Abstract: Honeycomb extrusion die apparatus include a die body including a first set of die pins circumscribed by a second set of die pins. At least a portion of the end face of die pins of the second set of die pins are positioned along a peripheral surface extending at an oblique angle with respect to the extrusion direction. A lateral width of the open end of a plurality of discharge slots defined by the second set of die pins is larger than a lateral width of the open end of a plurality of discharge slots defined by the first set of die pins. Methods of making a honeycomb extrusion die apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Wayne Corbett, Timothy Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 8430727
    Abstract: A device for producing blown films, including an extrusion device generating a tubular film and a flattening device, associated with the tubular film, having two flattening elements, arranged on diametrically opposite zones of the tubular film and adjustable in relation to each other at an acute angle, for transforming a cross-section of the tubular film, which is first circular, then oval, to a double-layer film web. This invention has lateral guide elements for the areas of the tubular film that are not affected by the flattening elements and are arranged between the flattening elements and are associated with the tubular film and the lateral guide elements have an adjustable contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Jens Spirgatis, Andreas Böhm
  • Patent number: 8419408
    Abstract: The invention discloses an extrusion mold for non-pneumatic multi-hole hollow tires, which can be used for producing the hollow tires which are non-pneumatic, highly elastic and materials-saving and is characterized by consisting of the mold frame (1) and the mold core (2), with one end of the mold frame (1) connected with the extruder's feeder and the other end connected with the mold core (2); inside the mold frame (1) is provided a feeding via (3), one end of which communicates with the feed inlet of the extruder's feeder and the other end communicates with the discharge hole (4) of the mold core (2); the discharge hole (4) is provided with several mold blocks (5), which match the shape of the hollow holes in the tires and are directly or indirectly connected with the wall of the discharge hole (4) through a thin-wall connection strap (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Mingjiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8398390
    Abstract: A die for forming the honeycomb structure includes: a plate-like die main body including an introducing portion provided on the side of one surface thereof and having a plurality of back holes and a forming portion provided on the side of the other surface thereof and having slits; and a back plate detachably attached to the surface of the introducing portion and having a plurality of through holes connected to the back holes of the introducing portion. Through hole opening portions of the through holes formed in the back plate in the one surface of the die main body have such an enlarging shape as to enlarge toward the one surface of the die main body. The die for forming the honeycomb structure can decrease the resistance of a forming material during extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Hayashi, Takashi Matsukubo, Takao Saito