Coacting Shaping Surfaces (e.g., Pressure Surfaces, Etc.) Patents (Class 425/394)
  • Patent number: 9884434
    Abstract: A clip fixing jig for fixing a clip member in a molding die for molding a seat pad has a wall part erected along a whole outer peripheral edge of a bottom part thereof. The wall part forms, above the bottom part, an accommodation space for accommodating extending parts. The clip fixing jig has fixing parts for detachably fixing a clip member, so that a clip member can be fixed to the clip fixing jig by inserting the clip member in the accommodation space. With a clip fixing jig provided in a molding die, a seat pad can be formed by insert molding, so that workability in clip member fixing work is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9381679
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and system that can be utilized to manufacturing composite structures in a closed cavity mold. The tool system includes a closed cavity tool with spring members that when in compression apply pressure to a preform located within the closed cavity mold. During a curing cycle, the spring members provide substantially constant pressure to the preform, thereby preventing voids and porosity in the cured composite structure. Further, the substantially constant pressure, provided by the spring members, acts to more effectively conform the preform to the geometry defined by a void in the closed cavity mold during the curing cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen K. Bishop, Robert J. Greenberg, Forrest W. Henry
  • Patent number: 9120278
    Abstract: A method for producing a progressive-addition plastic lens having a prism thinning applied thereto without cutting and polishing includes: a lens molding die forming step of forming a lens molding die configured by a first molding die having a molding face for forming one optical surface, which is a progressive-addition surface, of the lens and a second molding die having a molding face for forming the other optical surface of the lens, wherein the first molding die and the second molding die are arranged so that the respective molding faces thereof face inner side; a filling step of filling a lens material liquid containing a monomer composition into the formed lens molding die; and a curing step of polymerizing and curing the filled lens material liquid so as to form the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kadowaki, Yuji Hoshi, Ken Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150132427
    Abstract: An apparatus for compacting waste objects includes a seat provided with a support assembly for supporting the waste object to be compacted; a push member being moveable inside the seat for compacting in use of the apparatus the waste object against an end wall of the seat; the support assembly including two support members that rotate away from each other for discharging the compacted object through an aperture. The support members can impede discharge of a compacted object of a specific type through the aperture to collect the compacted object of the specific type in a dedicated container. Protuberances can be applied to the push member and an end wall of the seat for producing depressions in the compacted object so that the compacted object does not lose the compacted condition once pressure applied by the push member is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Marco Santandrea
  • Patent number: 9022773
    Abstract: A device and method for manufacturing integrated circuit packaging using a mold plunger with position compensation in a manufacturing setting. In an embodiment, a compensating mold plunger, which may be used during the manufacture of an integrated circuit package, engages a die set on a carrier and within a bushing. This may be done to inject a mold compound on top of the die/carrier. If the bushing that is housing the die/carrier tandem is misaligned with the plunger in any lateral direction, the amount of pressure may be compromised. A compensating mold plunger includes a flexible portion that allows for the head of the plunger to properly engage the die/carrier despite any possible misalignments. Further, different die/carrier combinations may also be used with a compensating mold plunger because the pressure and force applied may be uniform inside a bushing despite the contents of the bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Cadag, BernieChrisanto Ang, Richard Laylo
  • Patent number: 8974218
    Abstract: A mold for manufacturing hemispherical sections for a golf ball includes a mold plate and a movable insert. The mold plate includes a first surface. The movable insert includes a second surface. The movable insert is connected to the mold plate. The first surface of the mold plate and the second surface of the movable insert may move relative to one another during molding of a hemispherical section for a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Shun Ko, Chien-Hsin Chou, Chen-Tai Liu
  • Patent number: 8956145
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods include a mold assembly having a malleable mold (4), a moldable blank (2) and a bladder (1) positioned about the moldable blank (2) to transmit an external force applied to the mold assembly uniformly to the moldable blank (2) and hence to the malleable mold (4). The invention further includes a method of replicating a surface by use of the mold assembly. The method may include manipulating the malleable mold (4) to record the image to be replicated. This manipulation may include a physical engagement of the mold with a physical surface to be replicated. Alternatively, an image, e.g., photograph or laser scan of the surface may be transmitted to a computer numerically controlled (“CNC”) system. The CNC system then manipulates the malleable mold (4) to reflect the surface to be replicated. An activated moldable blank, e.g., a blank (2) fabricated from a thermo-forming material, is then positioned over the malleable mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Iterations Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Johnson, Ken Hardman, Leslie Johnson, Caleb Waugh, Jonathan Woahn, Tyson Triplett, Eric Radford, Dean Keith Stolworthy, Karl M. Taylor, Brad Hyatt, Jeffrey Webster, James Kearl, David Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20150028511
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the steam pressing apparatus generally comprises a substantially rectangular or square-shaped inner chamber (such as an autoclave) and an outer, generally rectangular or square-shaped structure. In one embodiment, the steam pressing apparatus comprises a hydraulic system used to compress and treat a working material with high efficiency, timing and precision. In one aspect, the steam pressing apparatus comprises a structure and system that allows modularity and scalability for manufacturing final products of varying dimensions. Further, the steam pressing apparatus can be designed to respond to computerized instructions relating to the pressure to be applied, steam to be applied, vacuum parameters, timing of the press operation, thickness of the resultant working material, and other informational inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Walter JARCK
  • Patent number: 8939753
    Abstract: The high straightness arrow in the present invention is designed to improve the straightness of the archery arrow by adopting new manufacturing technique and method. Chamber and post are made of dissimilar metals and the chamber includes a wall that creates an external housing and defines an internal airspace. Once the post with shaft is positioned through chamber, nuts are tightened securely, forming an assembly, to straighten post. Due to the different coefficients of thermal expansion of chamber and post, when they are heated simultaneously, the chamber expands more than the post, creating a natural tension along post which results in a near perfectly straight shaft. As the assembly cools, the post and chamber return to their original length, yet the shaft retains its straightened form and thus this manufacturing process yields an arrow shaft that is straighter than shafts made of the same materials but with a traditional manufacturing technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Aldila Golf Corp.
    Inventor: Martin T Connolly
  • Patent number: 8940217
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for molding breast cups in a seamless circularly-knitted brassiere having a breast-covering portion and a torso encircling band, the apparatus comprising a base, a rear wall extending upwardly from the base, an upper mold plate extending outwardly and substantially horizontally from the rear wall, the upper plate having a pair of spaced openings formed therethrough, the openings spaced and dimensioned to correspond to a pair of breast cups, and a plate intermediate to the base and the upper mold plate, and being vertically moveable between a first, upper position and a second, lower position for securing a brassiere blank in position against the upper plate for the molding of breast cups therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn M. Rhodes, Richard W. Kelley, Roger D. Warren
  • Patent number: 8939754
    Abstract: A curved surface forming device for an adjustable segmented mold board with square rams, consisting of an upper group and a lower group of adjustable molds (4) whose height can be adjusted, and a loading mechanism. The adjustable molds (4) are arranged in the loading mechanism and at least one group of adjustable molds (4) can move up and down under the drive of the loading mechanism. The upper group and the lower group of the adjustable molds (4) are respectively provided with M×N and (M?1)×(N?1) square rams (1) capable of swinging. The upper and the lower square rams (1) are arranged in an interlaced manner in both transverse and longitudinal directions. The square rams (1) are composed of a square plate (a) and the sphere (b) with the pressure imposition surface being a plane or a curved surface. The curved surface forming device can eliminate the crumpling and deformation generated in the board punching, reduce dents and improve processing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Shandong Surele Machinery Company Limited
    Inventors: Chengfang Wang, Hetong Jiao, Yong Hu, Canyong Zhang, Jixian Li, Zhengyong Fan, Ping Yuan, Junwei Ma, Zuquan Xiang, Yunsheng Mao, Peiyong Li
  • Patent number: 8926310
    Abstract: A cup thermoforming machine includes a frame, a movable upper platen, a clamping grid and a movable lower platen. The movable upper platen is supported for vertical reciprocation by the frame, and carries a male die. The clamping grid is carried by the frame above a sheet of thermoformable material and has a clearance aperture for the male die. The lower platen is supported for vertical reciprocation by the frame beneath the clamping grid and carries a female die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Jere F. Irwin
  • Publication number: 20140361467
    Abstract: A method for molding a fiber-reinforced plastic member involves disposing a reinforced-fiber base material 2 inside a molding space S, which is created between a mold 1 and a bag film 6, and then depressurizing the inside of the molding space S and curing a resin composition R contained in the reinforced-fiber base material 2, wherein a flat pressure plate 5 made of spring steel is disposed between the reinforced-fiber base material 2 and the bag film 6. The pressure plate 5 elastically deforms along the shape of the reinforced-fiber base material 2 while the inside of the molding space S is being depressurized, and returns to its original flat shape when depressurization is stopped and the bag film 6 is removed after curing of the resin composition R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Murai
  • Patent number: 8894403
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved pressware forming apparatus. At least one of die pairs used in the apparatus can be narrowed in a cross-direction as compared to the cross-directional width of pressware forming tools used in prior an apparatus. The present invention allows addition of at least one additional die pair in the pressware forming tool when used in a standard sized pressware forming apparatus. The present invention also provides components for use in such apparatus and methods of making pressware from the apparatus herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Albert D. Jones, Mark B. Littlejohn, Thomas W. Zelinski, Kenneth J. Zirbel, Luke G. Stumpf
  • Publication number: 20140322381
    Abstract: A mandrel having an out-of-plane curvature and a corresponding in-plane change in mandrel geometry is used to fabricate substantially wrinkle-free, fiber reinforced stiffeners having an out-of-plane curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jamel R. Bland
  • Patent number: 8864489
    Abstract: A heating mould for thermal nanoimprint lithography, a process of producing the heating mould, and a process for producing a nanostructured substrate which include the heating mould. The heating mould includes the heating mould. The heating mould includes a substrate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface, and a through-cavity extending from a first orifice in the first principal surface up to a second orifice in the second principal surface. The mould also includes a heating layer, an electrically and thermally insulating layer which covers the heating layer and, at least partially, imprint patterns, and leads for supplying an electric current to the heating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Stefan Landis, Sergio Nicoletti
  • Publication number: 20140306373
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for volumetric reduction of polymeric material and in particular synthetic polymeric textile materials. Such materials are typically used in hospital operating rooms and have material memory meaning that they re-expand after compression. Consequently they are difficult to process as waste material. The present invention is a method and apparatus for thermally compacting a polymer comprising a first and second heated surface inclined downwardly towards each other and providing with a passage at their lower ends through which melted polymeric material may pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Styromelt Limited
    Inventor: David Scheeres
  • Patent number: 8858210
    Abstract: The present invention features the present invention features a tablet including at least one pharmaceutically active ingredient, wherein the shape of said tablet includes at least one major face wherein: (i) the peak penetration resistance at the perimeter of said major face of the tablet is at least about 10% greater than the peak penetration resistance at the center of said major face; and (ii) the tablet disintegrates in the mouth when placed on the tongue in less than about 30 seconds, and a machine and method for manufacture of such tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Szymczak, Frank J. Bunick, Harry S. Sowden, Joseph R. Luber, Leo B. Kriksunov
  • Publication number: 20140300021
    Abstract: A device and method for the manufacture of a bonded component from fiber-reinforced plastics, with a base molding tool and a molding tool. The bonded component is arranged between the base molding tool and the molding tool. The bonded component has at least one base laminate and at least one reinforcement laminate. The molding tool is covered with an aeration material and with a vacuum envelope. The vacuum envelope is sealed with respect to the base molding tool by means of a seal. At least one matrix material film is arranged underneath at least one molding tool overhang, in at least some regions. Undesirable cavities within the device are primarily filled with material from the matrix material film, so that leakage flows of matrix material from the bonded component reduce during the autoclave process. By this means complex and cost-intensive rework of the bonded component is avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Heinz Bardenhagen
  • Patent number: 8852484
    Abstract: A bead-forming apparatus and method for its use are described. The bead-forming apparatus includes a base with a pair of legs extending from a top surface. First ends of the legs couple to respective eccentric elements. The eccentric elements removeably and rotatably couple to a platen. Second ends of the legs are rotatably and slideably mated with a gear train disposed within the base. The legs are slideably translatable into the base and the gear train maintains a rotational orientation of the legs and the eccentric elements coupled thereto. The platen is thus moveable through a circular path defined by the rotation of the eccentric elements and legs. As such, a plug of moldable material placed between the base and the platen and in contact with the platen, is formed into a double-cone shape by movement of the platen through the circular path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Eden Castle, Jennifer Kozlowski
  • Publication number: 20140242210
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of atomized fluid to a permeable web material is disclosed. The apparatus has a fluid source and a receipt plenum. The fluid source is disposed in proximate fluid contact with the first surface of the web material. The fluid source has a positively pressured permeable roll having atomized fluid and at least one aperture disposed therein. The apertures provide fluid communication between an inner portion of the roll and a surface thereof. The fluid is disposable from the inner portion to the surface through the apertures into contacting engagement with the permeable web material. The receipt plenum has an opening disposed adjacent to the second surface of the web material that provides a source of negative pressure to the second surface of the web material that causes the fluid to traverse through the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: André MELLIN, Kevin Benson MCNEIL, Peter David MEYER
  • Patent number: 8814556
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sheet having a shape transferred thereon, in which a sheet-like base made of a thermoplastic resin is placed between an imprint mold and an intermediate base and the sheet-like base is then pressed by a pair of pressing plates to imprint the shape of surface irregularity of the imprint mold to the sheet-like base. The sheet-like base is pressed such that, when pressing force of the pressing plates is maximum, an imprinting pressure difference is present in an imprinting surface of the imprint mold, a maximum imprinting pressure section is present in the imprinting surface, and a portion where the imprinting pressure is minimum is not present in the imprinting surface. The method achieves uniform and highly accurate shape transfer without trapping of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Yuma Hirai, Kiyoshi Minoura, Fumiyasu Nomura
  • Publication number: 20140187022
    Abstract: Apparatus and processes for preparing heterostructures with reduced strain are disclosed. The heterostructures may include a semiconductor structure that conforms to a surface layer having a different crystal lattice constant than the structure to form a relatively low-defect heterostructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SUNEDISON, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Falster, Vladimir V. Voronkov, John A. Pitney, Peter D. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8741199
    Abstract: The present application relates to a full wafer nanoimprint lithography device comprises a wafer stage, a full wafer coated with a liquid resist, a demolding nozzle, a composite mold, an imprint head, a pressure passageway, a vacuum passageway and a UV light source. The present application also relates to an imprinting method using the full wafer nanoimprint lithography device comprises the following steps: 1) a pretreatment process; 2) an imprinting process; 3) a curing process; and 4) a demolding process. The device and the method can be used for high volume manufacturing photonic crystal LEDs, nano patterned sapphire substrates and the like in large scale patterning on the non-planar surface or substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Qingdao Technological University
    Inventors: Hongbo Lan, Yucheng Ding
  • Patent number: 8721321
    Abstract: A tool for forming a container from a construct. The container comprises a bottom wall and at least one sidewall foldably connected to and extending upwardly from the bottom wall to form an interior space of the container. The tool comprises a cavity having at least one peripheral wall for at least partially forming the sidewall of the container. The tool comprises a core operatively associated with the cavity and being operable to move within the cavity to position the at least one sidewall of the container relative to the bottom wall to form the interior space. The tool comprises at least one articulated section movably received in the cavity. The at least one articulated section being for gripping at least a portion of the at least one sidewall of the construct, when the core is moved relative to the cavity to form the interior space of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Middleton, Mark Richard Sinclair, Brian Robert O'Hagan, Patrick Henry Wnek, Terrence Philip Lafferty, Peter Walrave Blaas, Kevin James Hjort, Patrick James Smith
  • Publication number: 20140120200
    Abstract: A stretching and clamping device for anisotropy conductive film and a clamping roller and a clamping head thereof are provided. The clamping roller and the clamping head cooperate with each other to position and bond the anisotropy conductive film. The clamping roller is shaped as a regular prism and is capable of rotating around a rotating shaft thereof. The stretching and clamping device for anisotropy conductive film of the present disclosure can increase the friction between the stretching and clamping device and the paper strip with the anisotropy conductive film overlaid thereon, avoid a sliding situation occurred during the operation, allow the length of the stretched anisotropy conductive film to meet product manufacturing specification, improve the clamping precision and clamping stability, improve the yield rate of the bonding of the anisotropy conductive film, and reduce production cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: FangFu CHEN, Tao DING, Guodong ZHAO, Yijun LIU
  • Patent number: 8709323
    Abstract: A method for producing an adhesive fastening element made of plastic includes a support part (10) from which project a plurality of stem parts (12). A head part (14) is arranged at each stem part opposing the support part (10) and the head parts (14) are formed without the use of molding tools due to the surface tension of the used plastic material. Consequently, no need exists for a specific molding tool for forming the head parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Patent number: 8678809
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming, on a strip-shaped laminate of multiple reinforcing fiber sheets superimposed one upon another, two flexures with respect to the cross-section configuration thereof, wherein in the forming of the two flexures with the use of two s flexure forming dies independent from each other, respectively, the two flexure forming dies are arranged so that the relative distance of the two flexure forming dies is changeable in the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the strip-shaped laminate. This apparatus can be effectively utilized in the production of a reinforcing fiber molding with changing of the distance between the two flexures namely, width of web portion or gauge between two flange portions from the strip-shaped laminate, or the production of fiber reinforced resin (FRP) molding therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Suzuki, Masatoshi Tsukamoto, Nobuo Asahara
  • Patent number: 8672661
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus that includes a holding unit, and performs an imprint process, including molding of an imprint material on a substrate held by the holding unit using a mold, curing of the molded imprint material, and releasing of the cured imprint material from the mold, to form a pattern on the substrate. The apparatus includes a first cure device configured to perform a first cure process for the imprint material molded by the mold prior to the releasing; and a second cure device configured to perform a second cure process for the imprint material on the substrate conveyed out from the holding unit after the releasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Minoda
  • Patent number: 8647096
    Abstract: For producing a creped material, especially a sealing material for connections and transitions on buildings, with this material being provided with crepe folds, wherein the crepe folds run in different directions, a method is disclosed with the steps of: a) preparing a deformable material web (9) with a main expansion direction (90); b1) forming a longitudinal profile (91) in at least one region of the deformable material web (9), wherein the longitudinal profile runs essentially parallel to the main expansion direction (90); c) forming a transverse profile (94) in at least one region of the deformable material web (9), wherein the transverse profile (94) runs at an angle other than 180° relative to the main expansion direction (90); and d) pressing at least one section of the deformable material web (9) that has at least one region with a longitudinal profile (91) and a transverse profile (94), so that the material web (9) is provided with the crepe folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ewald Doerken AG
    Inventor: Bernd Meinecke
  • Publication number: 20140037780
    Abstract: A method of forming a flat composite charge into a contoured composite part reduces wrinkles in the part as the charge is being formed. Dies are used to form a portion of charge to the steepest contour of the part, while tension is maintained on the charge as the remaining portions of the charge are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Darrell D. Jones, Michael A. Lee, Michael R. Anderson, Joseph D. Brennan
  • Patent number: 8641408
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for stretching film sections in a monoaxial or biaxial manner, preferably by way of a tenter frame, for films made substantially of polymers, wherein a square or rectangular section of a such film is seized at 4 sides by at least two tenter hooks each, designed as regards improved stretching such that the upper tenter hook part (11) is mounted in an articulated fashion on a rotational axis located outside the film to be stretched, and specifically such that the lower, fixed tenter hook part (13) carries the joint, while the upper tenter hook part (11) is designed so as to pivot upwards and at least one cylinder (14) is disposed rotated by 90° for applying the tensioning power and thus applies the tensioning power to the upper pivotable tenter hook part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Collin GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Collin
  • Patent number: 8632715
    Abstract: Particular embodiments of the present invention include a contoured tire tread, and a mold and method for forming the contoured tread. In a particular embodiment, a mold is provided for forming a contoured tread, the mold including a first mold member and a second mold member. The first and second mold members are reversibly displaceable from each other from a first, closed position in which the first and second members substantially enclose a mold cavity, to a second open position in which the first and second members are displaced from each other. The first mold member contains a mold cavity adapted to contain a polymeric material and having inner wall members and sipe-forming members. The first mold member having a contoured mold cavity bottom surface, and the second mold member having a contoured molding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Cesar E. Zarak
  • Patent number: 8613612
    Abstract: A tool and method for forming a container from a construct. The tool comprising a cavity for receiving a construct, a core operatively associated with the cavity and being operable to move into the cavity, an injection cavity for receiving injection-molding material and directing injection-molding material around at least a portion of the perimeter of the construct, and a clamping feature. The clamping feature is operatively connected to at least one of the cavity and the core and is for clamping a peripheral portion of the construct as the core moves into the cavity to form the construct into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Middleton, Mark Richard Sinclair, Brian Robert O'Hagan, Patrick Henry Wnek, Terrence Philip Lafferty, Peter Walrave Blaas, Kevin James Hjort, Patrick James Smith
  • 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: 8597015
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for shaping an airfoil. A prepreg assembly is positioned relative to a part in a plurality of parts for a tool for the airfoil using a positioning section for a frame. The positioning section is configured to move relative to the tool and a base of the frame and move a number of parts in the plurality of parts for the tool relative to each other. A number of sections in the prepreg assembly are heated. A force is applied to the number of sections in the prepreg assembly that have been heated to conform to the tool to cause the number of sections in the prepreg assembly that have been heated to conform to the tool with a shape for a component of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Raymond Neil Henderson
  • Publication number: 20130309346
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved pressware forming apparatus. At least one of die pairs used in the apparatus can be narrowed in a cross-direction as compared to the cross-directional width of pressware forming tools used in prior an apparatus. The present invention allows addition of at least one additional die pair in the pressware forming tool when used in a standard sized pressware forming apparatus. The present invention also provides components for use in such apparatus and methods of making pressware from the apparatus herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: DIXIE CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: DIXIE CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
  • Publication number: 20130307177
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing porous ceramic bodies with gradient of porosity, in which a gradient that is continuous to a pore size and porosity is precisely controlled in a simple way. The method includes the steps of: obtaining molded bodies by pressurizing and molding a mixture of powder obtained by mixing ceramic powder and polymer powder at a weight ratio of 1:1 to 100:1; and obtaining sintered bodies with gradient of porosity by sintering the molded bodies while applying a gradient pressure to the molded bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SNU R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kug Sun HONG, Ki Tae NAM, Hae Lin JANG, Kyoung Suk JIN, Jingming XU, Tae-Youl YANG, Jimin PARK, Hui-Yun JEONG
  • Publication number: 20130277884
    Abstract: A method for forming a wave form for a stent includes moving a first forming portion of a first forming member across an axis along which a formable material is provided in a first direction substantially perpendicular to the axis to engage and deform the formable material while engaging the formable material with a first forming portion of the second forming member. The method includes moving the first forming portion of the first forming member and the first forming portion of the second forming member across the axis in a second direction that is substantially opposite the first direction to draw and form the formable material over the first forming portion of the second forming member, disengaging the first forming member from the formable material, and moving the first forming member to position a second forming portion of the first forming member to face the formable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik GRISWOLD, Lance Ensign
  • Patent number: 8557165
    Abstract: A method of forming a flat composite charge into a contoured composite part reduces wrinkles in the part as the charge is being formed. Dies are used to form a portion of charge to the steepest contour of the part, while tension is maintained on the charge as the remaining portions of the charge are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Darrell D. Jones, Michael A. Lee, Michael R. Anderson, Joseph D. Brennan
  • Patent number: 8556616
    Abstract: A nanoimprint lithography template including, inter alia, a body having first and second opposed sides with a first surface disposed on the first side, the second side having a recess disposed therein, the body having first and second regions with the second region surrounding the first region and the recess in superimposition with the first region, with a portion of the first surface in superimposition with the first region being spaced-apart from the second side a first distance and a portion of the first surface in superimposition with the second region being spaced-apart from the second side a second distance, with the second distance being greater than the first distance; and a mold disposed on the first side of the body in superimposition a portion of the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Resnick, Mario Johannes Meissl, Byung-Jin Choi, Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan
  • Publication number: 20130260535
    Abstract: Embodiments of mechanisms for flattening a packaged structure are provided. The mechanisms involve a flattening apparatus and the utilization of protection layer(s) between the packaged structure and the surface(s) of the flattening apparatus. The protection layer(s) is made of a soft and non-sticking material to allow protecting exposed fragile elements of the packaged structure and easy separation after processing. The embodiments of flattening process involve flattening the warped packaged structure by pressure under elevated processing temperature. Processing under elevated temperature allows the package structure to be flattened within a reasonable processing time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Meng-Tse CHEN, Hui-Min HUANG, Chun-Cheng LIN, Chih-Chun CHIU, Ming-Da CHENG, Chung-Shi LIU
  • Patent number: 8545210
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device with which it is possible to arrange complicated shapes with considerable differences in height in wood fiber board, and in particular but not exclusively so called MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). The deformation of the wood fiber board which can be achieved is known in the art as extrusion, wherein a considerable plastic deformation takes place accompanied by flow and stretch of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Masonite International Corporation
    Inventors: Maurice Frankefort, Alex Charles
  • Publication number: 20130251840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-stretcher assembly and a thermoforming device. The invention makes use of conical screw thread in combination with a stop so as to obtain a coupling system which can be coupled more quickly, results in a constant coupling and is less susceptible to wear. This makes the invention particularly advantageous for assemblable mould parts having a product-forming function, such as a pre-tensioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BOSCH SPRANG BEHEER B.V.
    Inventor: Gijsbertus Adrianus Johannes Baptist Smeulders
  • Publication number: 20130240130
    Abstract: A tool set comprising: a moulding tool comprising a moulding surface and a mandrel recess in the moulding surface; a first mandrel configured to fit into the mandrel recess and form a first component; and a second mandrel configured to fit into the mandrel recess and form a second component which has a different shape or size to the first component. A method of manufacturing a part, the method comprising: arranging a set of components on one or more inner mould line tools; forming a layer around the inner mould line tool(s); fitting a pair of outer mould line tools on opposite sides of the inner mould line tool(s); moulding the part by compressing the layer and the components between the inner and outer mould line tools; and removing the inner mould line tool(s) from the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Marc Edwin FUNNELL
  • Patent number: 8512620
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a component from a composite-fiber-material semifinished product includes providing a forming support having a contour including at least one section corresponding to a surface of the manufactured component. The semifinished product is placed onto the forming support and the semifinished product is formed such that the semifinished product contacts the forming support. Further, a device form manufacturing component includes the forming support having the contour including at least one section corresponding to the surface of the manufacture component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Lonsdorfer, Hauke Seegel, Klaus Rode
  • Patent number: 8511362
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for consolidating and curing a composite part places and registers a composite laminate layer of thermoset polymer matrix and reinforcing fibers onto the temperature-controlled curing surface of a heated curing mold and provides a base mold with base surface covered by a rubber mask having a mask surface. Three-dimensional surfaces of the curing, base and mask surfaces complement each other so with the curing and base molds adjacent, a pressure space is formed between the base and curing surfaces that contains the compressed rubber mask, a bleeder layer for removing excess air and polymer matrix, and the composite laminate, the pressure space having a perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Walczyk, Casey Hoffman, Michael Righi, Suvranu De, Jaron Kuppers
  • Publication number: 20130207292
    Abstract: A fiber filling box divided into compartments by slotted divider walls, preferably comb-like divider fences with vertical tines extending downwardly from a top frame, is lowered onto an air-permeable conveyor over at least one vacuum box in a fiber filling station. A multi-axis controlled nozzle blows fiber material to different depths and/or densities in the individual compartments. The divider fences allow continuous intertwining of fibers between adjacent compartments, but sufficiently contain the fibers to maintain well-defined boundaries between different fiber depths and/or densities in the individual compartments. Hold-down plates are lowered onto the fiber material, the fiber filling box is lifted away, and then the hold-down plates are lifted to release a shaped fiber mass, which is then heated and compacted in a heating station to form a fiber preform. The hot fiber preform is then molded, compressed and cooled in a molding station to produce a molded fiber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: HERBERT OLBRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gerhard SPENGLER
  • Publication number: 20130193172
    Abstract: A forming mold and method using the forming mold to form thermoplastic sheets into a more comfortable and concealable weapon holster. The two piece forming mold includes an upper section and a lower section having mating concave and convex surfaces. The upper section includes a deformable foam pad mounted to its concave inner surface and the lower section includes a deformable foam pad mounted atop its convex upper surface. The curvature of the mating concave and convex surfaces approximates the curvature of the average human hip. The foam pad mounted to the concave inner surface of the upper mold section is thicker than the foam pad mounted to the convex outer surface of the lower mold section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J. Damkot
  • Publication number: 20130193615
    Abstract: A bead-forming apparatus and method for its use are described. The bead-forming apparatus includes a base with a pair of legs extending from a top surface. First ends of the legs couple to respective eccentric elements. The eccentric elements removeably and rotatably couple to a platen. Second ends of the legs are rotatably and slideably mated with a gear train disposed within the base. The legs are slideably translatable into the base and the gear train maintains a rotational orientation of the legs and the eccentric elements coupled thereto. The platen is thus moveable through a circular path defined by the rotation of the eccentric elements and legs. As such, a plug of moldable material placed between the base and the platen and in contact with the platen, is formed into a double-cone shape by movement of the platen through the circular path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Crayola LLC
    Inventor: Crayola LLC