Shaping Means And Subsequent Product Treatment Means Patents (Class 425/404)
  • Patent number: 10875230
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method of manufacturing a polymer container according to a blow molding or stretch blow molding process, in which the base of the blow mold has at least one orifice for pressurized gas to enter the blow mold through the base. Introducing pressurized gas through the orifice in the blow mold base provides cooling assistance within the gas mold, much earlier than the cooling using conventional methods, which can reduce or eliminate the need for any post mold cooling. This method has been found to be applicable to non-hot fill application bottle and container manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Rohit Joshi, Ravi D. Mody
  • Patent number: 9987770
    Abstract: A device for shaping a workpiece is provided. The device includes at least one first and one second component between which the workpiece to be shaped can be molded under the effect of heat. The design and/or the material properties of the first and/or the second component are selected such that the component's thermal expansion is different in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Julian Kuntz, Franz Stadler
  • Patent number: 9333699
    Abstract: An apparatus for the longitudinal stretching of a film web includes at least one heater in which the film web can be heated, at least one cooling device in which the film web can be cooled, and at least a stretching unit in which the film web is stretched in its longitudinal direction. The stretching unit has a first transport roller having a first peripheral speed in the stretching operation, followed by a second transport roller having a second peripheral speed along the transport path of the film web from the first transport roller, with the second peripheral speed being greater than the first transport roller speed. The apparatus includes a pressing device with which the film web is pressed against the first transport roller along a line which is in the area of the release line of the film web from the first transport roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG
    Inventor: Juergen Linkies
  • Patent number: 9307772
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: RHEON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Kato, Hitoshi Kuwabara, Takao Takagi, Nobuaki Harada, Noritake Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9039403
    Abstract: An extrusion line for the production of peroxide cross-linked polyethylene pipes includes a cross-linking oven (5, 13) having an actuated deflection roller (7). The cross-linking oven has a first heating section (A) that extends from an inlet to said deflection roller (7) and a second heating section (B) that extends from said deflection roller to an outlet. An element is provided for adjusting a height of the deflection roller (7) and an angle of the first and second heating sections (A, B) relative to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INOEX GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Schmuhl, Martin Deters
  • Patent number: 9023261
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a web comprising providing a precursor web material; providing a pair of counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers, wherein a first roller comprises circumferentially-extending ridges and grooves, and a second roller comprises teeth being tapered from a base and a tip, the teeth being joined to the second roller at the base, the base of the tooth having a cross-sectional length dimension greater than a cross-sectional width dimension; and moving the web material through a nip of the counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers; wherein apertures are formed in the precursor web material as the teeth on one of the rollers intermesh with grooves on the other of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Publication number: 20150118346
    Abstract: An ejecting mechanism of a cutting device includes a base, a moving plate, guide columns and elastic elements. The cutting device includes a power module, a knife mold and a cutting mold. The power module is coupled to the knife mold; the knife mold has blade portions; the cutting mold includes at least one mold cavity corresponsive to the blade portions for cutting an end product and a connecting portion of a blank. The base is fixed in the mold cavity; the guide columns and elastic elements are included between the moving plate and the base; at least one supporting portion is provided at the periphery of the moving plate corresponsive to the end product; and the elastic elements heighten the moving plate to latch the end product into the knife mold and allow the moving plate to move with the knife mold for automated production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: CHENG MEI MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIOU-SHENG WEI
  • Patent number: 9011132
    Abstract: An ejecting mechanism of a cutting device includes a base, a moving plate, guide columns and elastic elements. The cutting device includes a power module, a knife mold and a cutting mold. The power module is coupled to the knife mold; the knife mold has blade portions; the cutting mold includes at least one mold cavity corresponsive to the blade portions for cutting an end product and a connecting portion of a blank. The base is fixed in the mold cavity; the guide columns and elastic elements are included between the moving plate and the base; at least one supporting portion is provided at the periphery of the moving plate corresponsive to the end product; and the elastic elements heighten the moving plate to latch the end product into the knife mold and allow the moving plate to move with the knife mold for automated production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cheng Mei Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiou-Sheng Wei
  • Patent number: 8992198
    Abstract: An apparatus is described having an extrusion means for extruding a molten polymer strand; a pelletizer; and a trough disposed to convey a polymer strand from the extrusion means to the pelletizer; the trough has an interior bottom surface; a water dispensing means disposed to provide a layer of water on a first portion of the interior bottom surface that is proximate to the extrusion means; a mesh or perforated surface disposed in the trough downstream from the water dispensing means, disposed to permit the separation of water from a water-immersed strand incident upon it; and a second portion of the interior bottom surface downstream from that mesh or perforated surface, disposed to contain a layer of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Dennis Gerard Madeleine, Michael Joseph Molitor, John Harvey Eng
  • Publication number: 20150076738
    Abstract: A mould for forming a wind turbine blade is formed in two halves, each half 1a comprising a sandwich structure of a perforated outer layer, an inner aluminium honeycomb structure and an inner impermeable heat-conducting layer. An article in the form of a mat of glass fibre impregnated with epoxy resin is placed in the mould. A supply chamber 6 supplies heated pressurised air to the mould which passes into the honeycomb core of the mould through the perforated outer layer, and back through the outer layer into two exhaust chambers 7. A row of supply conduits 13 and exhaust conduits 16 connect the exhaust chambers 7 to the supply chamber 6. The air in each conduit 13, 16 is heated by a respective heat exchanger 18 supplied with heated water 9. The heated air cures the epoxy resin, and the mould is then cooled by supplying cold water to the heat exchangers 18, which, in turn cools the air supplied to the mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventor: Leif Kappel Petersen
  • Publication number: 20150076729
    Abstract: A first die is filled with a mixed powder prepared by mixing a low-melting-point lubricant powder into a basic metal powder in a weight ratio of 0.1 to 0.2%. A first pressure is applied to the mixed powder in the first die to form a mixed powder intermediate compressed body having a true density ratio of 80 to 90%. The mixed powder intermediate compressed body is heated to the melting point of the lubricant powder. The heated mixed powder intermediate compressed body is placed in a second die that is pre-heated to the melting point of the lubricant powder. A second pressure is applied to the mixed powder intermediate compressed body in the second die to form a high-density mixed powder final compressed body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Yoshiki Hirai
  • Patent number: 8974209
    Abstract: An underwater cutting and pelletizing apparatus includes: a cutting device that cuts, with a cutter in a water chamber, molten resin, extruded from a die, into pellets; a separation device that separates, from carrier water, pellets sent from the water chamber of the cutting device to downstream with carrier water; a tank that is disposed below the separation device and stores carrier water discharged from the separation device; and a circulation path formed so as to circulate carrier water between the tank and the water chamber, wherein a hydroelectric power generator is provided on a return side of the circulation path formed on a downstream side of the water chamber, and generates electricity from the energy of the carrier water flowing downward in this path. According to such a configuration, the underwater cutting and pelletizing apparatus is made so as to achieve energy savings by recovering and reusing potential energy accompanying carrier water pumped up to a higher location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuto Nagaoka, Masahiko Kashiwa
  • Publication number: 20150045498
    Abstract: A method for producing a surface-functionalised object involves: (i) providing negative mould (2) with a surface topography complementary to that desired on the object; (ii) applying a functional entity (20) to the mould surface, in an exciting medium; (iii) forming the object (21) in or on the mould (2), the object being in direct contact, as it forms, with the functional entity (20); and (iv) releasing the object (21) from the mould, wherein during steps (iii) and/or (iv), at least some (22) of the functional entity (20) is transferred from the mould to the object, whilst a proportion remains on the mould (2) surface. The method can be used to functionalise the surface of an object as it is cast, and the mould can be re-used to form multiple replicate objects. The invention also provides an object produced using the method, and a surface-functionalised negative mould for use in the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jas Pal S. Badyal, Hayley G. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20150030714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (01) having at least two tool parts (03, 53, 63) that are separable at a parting face, wherein the closed tool parts (03, 53, 63) form a mold cavity (02, 52), within which (02, 52) particulate plastic material can be foamed and/or expanded to produce foamed molded parts. According to the invention, in particular to reduce the energy consumption, the tool wall forming the mold cavity (02, 52) is formed at least in sections by a multilayer structure (06, 56, 65) having a thin inner layer that is mechanically supported by a support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: KURTZ GMBH
    Inventors: Walter Kurtz, Martin Bauer, Norbert Reuber
  • Patent number: 8939755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the implementation of a method for the production of pellets of polyamide 6 or copolyamides. The method can include production of a melt of polyamide 6 or copolyamides by means of polymerization, production of pellets from the melt by means of underwater pelletization into a process fluid, removal of the pellets from a site of underwater pelletization in the process fluid, supply of the pellets in the process fluid to an extraction stage, extraction of low-molecular components as extract, and drying of the pellets after extraction, wherein the underwater pelletization stage and the extraction stage take place using the same process fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Deiss
  • Publication number: 20140339742
    Abstract: A system for fabricating a composite article includes a pre-impregnation station for forming a prepreg comprising a reinforcement impregnated with a resin. The prepreg is provided to a blanking station where a blank is cut from the partially cured prepreg and arranged onto a preforming mold. The blank is then transferred to a forming station, and is formed into the composite article using a compression mold. The pre-impregnation station, the blanking station and the forming station are co-located. During forming of the blank into the composite article using the compression mold, additional prepreg is formed in the pre-impregnation station and passes to the blanking station so as to form a next blank for being formed into a next composite article during a subsequent molding cycle. Optionally, the prepreg is partially cured prior to being cut in the blanking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Maximilian Amtmann, Boris Shulkin, Aldo Van Gelder, Todd Deaville
  • Patent number: 8876509
    Abstract: An apparatus according to various embodiments can be configured to use a cryogen for cooling articles, particularly having applications for chilling extrusions. The apparatus removes thermal energy from an article by conductive and convective heat transfer. The apparatus allows for heat transfer from an outer surface of an article, and from an inner surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140272305
    Abstract: A device for producing pre-stretch film includes a die defining a die outlet through which molten polymer is extruded. The polymer is suitable for producing the pre-stretch film. A film producing device is spaced apart from the die. One or more coolant supplies are positioned proximate the film producing device for directing a stream of coolant onto the molten polymer positioned on the film producing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan Helmy, Robert F. Moeller, John P. Christiano, Daniel F. Hould
  • Publication number: 20140271974
    Abstract: A conformal cooling method and mold includes a part producing mold having a fluid passage defined therein that includes a channel defined in a surface of the mold, a weld support received in the channel, and a bridge welded across the channel above the weld support for closing the channel and defining the fluid passage. To form the fluid passage, the weld support is installed in the channel defined in the mold surface and the bridge is welded across the channel above the weld support for closing the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Alan J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8827671
    Abstract: An extrusion and conditioning apparatus, with an extruder in a conveying position, leads into a conveyor housing connected in a sealed manner to a pneumatic supply line and to a pneumatic conveyor line in which extruded material can be removed pneumatically, by means of superheated steam, via the conveyor line. The extruder can be moved from the conveying position into a bypass position, in which the extruder leads to the exterior of the conveyor housing, having a means for sealing the supply and conveyor lines and the conveyor housing from the surroundings when the extruder is in the conveying and bypass positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventor: Siegfried Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140230972
    Abstract: In some examples, an apparatus includes a pallet supporting a plurality of workpieces, the pallet including through-holes structured to pass a quenching fluid. In some examples, the apparatus further includes a reservoir of quenching fluid configured to provide the quenching fluid, and a plurality of upturned wall portions extending from the pallet and substantially surrounding the exteriors of the plurality of workpieces. The plurality of upturned wall portions may be located in relative orientation to the plurality of workpieces to regulate heat transfer coefficients of the plurality of workpieces during a quenching operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Gangshu Shen, Nathan J. Cooper, Nathan Wesley Ottow, Robert Louis Goetz, John F. Matlik
  • Patent number: 8801425
    Abstract: A mold for fabricating a light guiding plate includes an upper mold, a lower mold and a die core assembly. The upper mold defines a first cooling channel therein. The lower mold defines a cavity thereon. The die core assembly is mounted on the upper mold, and includes a base plate connected to the upper mold and a core plate detachably located at a side of the base plate facing the lower mold. The base plate defines a second cooling channel. The second cooling channel communicates with the first cooling channel respectively to cooling the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20140203478
    Abstract: Systems and methods for molding shells for fluid-filled prosthetic implants, including spinning and rotating dip- or spray-mandrels during a devolatilization step to ensure an even covering. The mandrels may be spun during the dipping or spraying step, and/or afterward while a solvent evaporates until a gum state is formed. The techniques are particularly useful for forming hollow shells from silicone dispersions for soft implants, such as breast implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Feargal Judge, Kevin J. Dempsey
  • Publication number: 20140165618
    Abstract: A method of making clear ice spheres includes a providing a mold apparatus having a first mold portion and a second mold portion having mold cavity segments which define one or more mold cavities when the mold apparatus is assembled in an ice forming position. The mold apparatus includes a water jacketing system which is adapted to keep water in continuous circulation within the mold cavities to ensure clear ice is formed. Water is injected into the mold cavities and where a portion of the water is frozen to form a clear ice structure and a portion of the water enters the water jacketing system. Water may remain circulating in the water jacketing system, or may be expelled from the mold apparatus. The circulating water of the water jacketing system facilitates directional solidification of clear ice structure across a thermal gradient of the mold apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: BRIAN K. CULLEY, YEN-HSI LIN
  • Publication number: 20140151914
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing carbon fibres, includes a first spinning step of a fibre of PAN precursor and a second oxidation/carbonization step of the fibre and the plant thereof. The spinning and oxidation/carbonization steps are performed directly in line and continuously, and hence without any stocking buffer area of a PAN precursor between the two steps. The spinning step is performed at low speed, so that the output speed from the spinning step, downstream of the stretching operations, is a speed falling within the range of the suitable processing speeds in the subsequent oxidation/carbonization step. Moreover, the spinning step is performed in a modular way on a plurality of spinning modules aligned in one or more rows, each spinning module having a productivity not above 10% of the overall productivity of the spinning step. In any individual spinning module, the fibres downstream of the spinning area follow zig-zag, rectilinear paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Marco Rovellini
  • Patent number: 8734700
    Abstract: A process for the production of virtually full density polyolefin suitable for further processing by drawing to form a high tenacity, highly oriented polyolefin sheet comprising: a) feeding a metered amount of polyolefin powder into the nip between two vertically stacked and heated calender rolls through application of the polyolefin powder to the apex of the topmost of the two heated calender rolls; b) rolling the powder through the nip until a coherent sheet of polyolefin sheet is produced: and c) once a coherent polyolefin sheet exits the nip adjusting the temperature in the nip to obtain specific tensile and elongation properties. Apparatus for the performance of such a process is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Harding, Gene C. Weedon
  • Publication number: 20140127345
    Abstract: A building mold for producing shaped composite materials contains at least one first surface section, which is provided for shaping the composite material, and a second surface section, which is located substantially opposite the first section and is not provided for shaping the composite material. A heating device is arranged between the two sections. At least one planar metal structure, which is in thermal contact with the first surface section, is arranged between the first surface section and the second surface section or is on the first surface section and is configured to distribute the heat given off by the heating device in a planar manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: HELGE SAEGER, MARCUS DREWES
  • Publication number: 20140106017
    Abstract: A method and extrusion line for producing peroxide-cross-linked polyethylene pipes in an extrusion line having an extruder, a cross-linking furnace and a flue. The extruded tube is subjected to a stretching process, and the cross-linking furnace has a first heating section that extends from its inlet to an actuated deflection roller and a second heating section from the deflection roller to its outlet. The stretching process in the first heating section and the stretching process in the second heating section are monitored and regulated in such a manner that the necessary stretching of the pipe takes place primarily in the first heating section, and the stretching of the pipe in the second heating section is subjected to zero adjustment. In this case, the height of the deflection roller(s) of the cross-linking furnace and the angle of the heating sections to the horizontal plane can be height-adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Inoex GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Schmuhl, Martin Deters
  • Patent number: 8696346
    Abstract: A counterband tape for use in the heat setting tunnel of a carpet yarn heat setting machine. The tape is constructed from polyphenylene sulfide yarns. The counterband tape may be formed as a single layer woven fabric with a twill weave construction. The tape also may include a herringbone pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar Chahal
  • Publication number: 20140093606
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming hard shell capsule components, wherein the capsule components are formed from a material which undergoes gelation upon heating, such as HPMC. A heat station is provided to heat a plurality of molds prior to dipping into a solution of the thermogeling material. The drying conditions following dipping are carefully controlled to control the rate of drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Capsugel Belgium NV
    Inventors: Jan Juilen Irma De Bock, Jan Donaat Sinnaeve, Stefaan Jaak Vanquickenborne
  • Patent number: 8679391
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a web comprising providing a precursor web material; providing a pair of counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers, wherein a first roller comprises circumferentially-extending ridges and grooves, and a second roller comprises teeth being tapered from a base and a tip, the teeth being joined to the second roller at the base, the base of the tooth having a cross-sectional length dimension greater than a cross-sectional width dimension; and moving the web material through a nip of the counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers; wherein apertures are formed in the precursor web material as the teeth on one of the rollers intermesh with grooves on the other of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140070444
    Abstract: The variable hydraulic press and distillation reservoir manufacture process scientific formula non ionic or electrolyte mechanically refined and nanoparticle, carbon nanofoam CNFs dispersion preform slurry extrusion, with or without ionic suspension element for manufactured 1. preform slurry high wear-heat resistant parts electronic component composite coils, composite windings, annealing, drawn, spun, coils, windings, wire, woven textile mesh, shielding, brushes, inductors, antinode couplers, electric rheostats, starters, motors, alternators, generators, ionic suspension element enhanced composite coils, composite windings, annealing, drawn, spun, coils, windings, wire, woven textile mesh, shielding, brushes, capacitors, battery cells, rheostats, electronic resistors, transformers, transducers, rectifiers, power supplies, or heat sinks 2. preform slurry high wear-heat resistant parts aerospace, automotive, and transportation brake calipers, rotors, pads, and bushings 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Richard Matthews
  • Publication number: 20140035194
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods and apparatus for cooling a mold in a compression molding assembly, thereby enabling increased cycling speed and efficiency. Embodiments include a coolant flow path that transports a fluid coolant into and out of a cooling ring around the molding assembly's core. The coolant flow path may divide into several channels within the cooling ring. The coolant flow path may also include a series of stages with varying volumes or cross sectional areas designed to regulate the flow of coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: F&S Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. BARNES
  • Publication number: 20140035176
    Abstract: In manufacturing a contact lens, a contact lens mould arrangement in which the engagement between the mould halves is unconstrained and at least one mould half is sufficiently pliable or flexible that during the curing of the contact lens composition at one mold half may move or flex relative to the other to define a post-cure mould cavity of smaller volume than the pre-cure mould cavity and during which the curvatures of the first and/or second mould surfaces are allowed to change provides a significantly more efficient manufacturing process and enables one mould half to be readily utilized as a blister cup for contact lens packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: DAYSOFT LIMITED
    Inventor: Ronald Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8636933
    Abstract: Method for producing a pressed powder element, wherein the method comprises pre-pressing of loose powder to a first powder blank (14), pre-pressing of loose powder to a second powder blank (15) and pressing together the at least two pre-pressed powder blanks (14, 15) to form a pressed powder element as well as the corresponding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Weckerle GmbH
    Inventors: Franz X. Gilg, Bartholomaeus Daisenberger, Helmut Ostenrieder
  • Publication number: 20140023760
    Abstract: A system and method for converting gin trash to a pelletized feed or supplemental feed for ruminant animals. Such a system or method may include removal of a substantial portion of the immature cotton fiber content from the gin trash in order to ensure the consistency of the pellets produced. The processed gin trash may be mixed with cottonseed meal and corn. The amount of cottonseed meal added may be selected such that the pellets are digestible by ruminant animals, but not non-ruminant animals. The amount of cottonseed meal added may be further selected such that the gossypol content of the pellets results in adverse health effects to non-ruminant animals if ingested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Cotton Diversified
    Inventor: Randy Ainsworth
  • Publication number: 20130300021
    Abstract: A first die is filled with a mixed powder that includes a lubricant powder, and a first pressure is applied to the mixed powder in the first die to form a mixed powder intermediate compressed body. The mixed powder intermediate compressed body is heated to the melting point of the lubricant powder, and the heated mixed powder intermediate compressed body is placed in a second die that has been pre-heated to the melting point of the lubricant powder. A second pressure is applied to the mixed powder intermediate compressed body in the second die to form a high-density mixed powder final compressed body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Hirai
  • Patent number: 8580175
    Abstract: A method of continuous curing and post-curing of a plurality of extruded strands is provided. A plurality of extruded strands is wrapped through a plurality of spindle units rotatably connected to a rigid frame structure. A plurality of dual spindles are provided in a plurality of upper and lower spindle units, wherein each dual spindle comprises a free spinning roller and a driven roller. A chamber that comprises a dual function chamber configured for heating and cooling is supported on the rigid frame structure. The plurality of extruded strands is continuously transferred between the upper spindle units and the lower spindle units such that the plurality of extruded strands runs in a vertical fashion that continuously alternates between the lower spindle units and the upper spindle units. Each of the plurality of strands is transferred independently of each other and continuously passed through the chamber for continuous curing and post-curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Michael R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8579621
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a high-quality porous film. Here, while the porous film is being manufactured through forming micropores by stretching, a raw film is prevented from slipping on the surfaces of the respective rolls as much as possible even though the raw film includes oil or liquid paraffin as a solvent. The method is for manufacturing a porous film through forming micropores by successive biaxial stretching. A tensile force applied to the raw film F transferring from the longitudinal stretching machine (10) to the transverse stretching machine (50) is set not less than a stretching force necessary for the longitudinal stretching, and thus the raw film is prevented from slipping on a contact surface between the raw film and each roll of the longitudinal stretching machine (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayoshi Sano, Satoru Nitta
  • Publication number: 20130256952
    Abstract: A bubbler base or base body for accepting a bubbler tube that has an externally threaded section at one end of the bubbler tube. The bubbler base of this invention can be used to quickly attach the bubbler base already connected to a bubbler tube, without the need to form an internally threaded bore within a bottom clamp plate which is also referred to as a cooling plate and is conventionally known in the molding tool industry. A conventional bubbler tube can be attached to the bubbler base rather than to the bottom clamp plate or the cooling plate. The bubbler base can have an overall spool shape. An O-ring can be used to seal the bubbler base with respect to the bottom clamp plate or the cooling plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth T. RUMORE
  • Publication number: 20130244050
    Abstract: Disclosed is a preform (300) suitable for subsequent blow-molding into a final-shaped container. The preform comprises a neck portion (302); a gate portion (306); and a body portion (304) extending between said neck portion and said gate portion; the gate portion including an upwardly-bound region (324) defined between the inner and outer walls thereof, substantially whole of the upwardly-bound region extending in a direction towards the neck portion (302).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Husky Injection Molding System Ltd.
    Inventor: Jean-Christophe Witz
  • Publication number: 20130234365
    Abstract: Systems and methods for molding shells for fluid-filled prosthetic implants, including spinning and rotating dip- or spray-mandrels during a devolatilization step to ensure an even covering. The mandrels may be spun during the dipping or spraying step, and/or afterward while a solvent evaporates until a gum state is formed. The techniques are particularly useful for forming hollow shells from silicone dispersions for soft implants, such as breast implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Feargal Judge, Kevin J. Dempsey
  • Publication number: 20130214447
    Abstract: A system for producing porous masses may include a mold cavity disposed along the material path, at least one hopper before at least a portion of the mold cavity for feeding a matrix material to the material path, a heat source in thermal communication with at least a first portion of the material path, and a cutter disposed along the material path after the first portion of the material path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventor: Celanese Acetate LLC
  • Patent number: 8469686
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for treating a multifilament thread in a melt-spinning process, wherein a treatment channel is formed between a housing plate and an impact plate. The housing plate has a nozzle bore which opens into the treatment channel and is connected to a compressed-air connection. Together with the housing plate, the impact plate forms an inlet opening and an outlet opening at both ends of the treatment channel. In order to check the swirling effects which are produced on the thread by the eddying within the treatment channel, according to the invention the impact plate has a thread guiding element in the part piece of the treatment channel between the nozzle bore and the inlet opening, which thread guiding element is configured so as to protrude into the treatment channel in order to deflect the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Oerlikon Textile Components GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Stündl, Thomas Brandenstein
  • Publication number: 20130149407
    Abstract: A mold for fabricating a light guiding plate includes an upper mold, a lower mold and a die core assembly. The upper mold defines a first cooling channel therein. The lower mold defines a cavity thereon. The die core assembly is mounted on the upper mold, and includes a base plate connected to the upper mold and a core plate detachably located at a side of the base plate facing the lower mold. The base plate defines a second cooling channel. The second cooling channel communicates with the first cooling channel respectively to cooling the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JIA-MING WANG
  • Publication number: 20130099413
    Abstract: Provided is a film production apparatus and a method for producing film capable of exerting a good effect of preventing necking-in by minimizing the length of molten resin after extrusion through a die exit and before a contact with the surface of a chill roll. A film production apparatus configured to take up molten resin extruded downward from an exit bored in a die by a rotating chill roll located below the exit and to cool the molten resin for solidification by the chill roll to produce a film further includes a fluid providing unit that provides fluid to a space between the exit and the chill roll located below. The film production apparatus is configured to apply fluid pressure in a direction pushing back the molten resin existing in the space against displacement of the molten rein taken up in a rotational direction of the chill roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Toyo Kohan Co Ltd
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inazawa, Go Fukui, Takuji Nakamura, Tadashi Fujii
  • Publication number: 20130075956
    Abstract: An induction-heated mold, including at least one lower portion and one upper portion defining a cavity inside of which a molding material is to be brought to a temperature Ttr greater than 20° C., which is introduced and then shaped, at least one of the mold portions having an area for transferring heat with the molding material, the heat transfer area including at least one sub-area consisting of at least one ferromagnetic material the Curie point Tc of which is between 20 and 800° C. and which is in contact with the molding material and/or with a non-ferromagnetic coating having a thermal conductivity greater than 30 W.m?1.K?1. A method for manufacturing a plastic or composite material product via of the molds according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: APERAM
    Inventor: Thierry Waeckerle
  • Patent number: 8388874
    Abstract: A hot-melt molding apparatus includes an apparatus body, a cylinder, a molding head, a heating device, a conveyor screw, a heat transport section, a thermoelectric element, and a power storage section. The cylinder communicates with the apparatus body and is configured to receive thermoplastic material. The molding head is provided at one end of the cylinder. The heating device is configured to heat the cylinder and the molding head to melt thermoplastic material therein. The conveyor screw is provided inside the cylinder to convey thermoplastic material to the molding head. The heat transport section has a first end connected to at least one of the cylinder and the molding head. The thermoelectric conversion element is connected to a second end of the heat transport section. The power storage section is connected to the thermoelectric conversion element and is configured to store power generated by the thermoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Kenichi Fuse
  • Publication number: 20130040012
    Abstract: Disclosed are a compression molding apparatus and a molding die, whereby efficient hot-molding is performed. The compression molding apparatus performs a molding by providing a raw material into the molding die, and applying heat and pressure to the material. The apparatus is provided with: a first molding die, which forms a molding frame that surrounds a region where the raw material is compression-molded; a second molding die, which compresses the raw material provided into the molding frame; and a heat source section, which supports and heats the second molding die. The second molding die has: a first heat pipe, which has one end positioned on the heat source section side, and the other end positioned on the side of a pressing surface that presses the raw material; and a heat insulating layer, which wraps the first heat pipe along the longitudinal direction of the first heat pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie Sugie, Toshihiro Hoshi, Tadahiro Mita, Kunihiro Fukue, Atsushi Koda, Kazuya Ayabe