Press Forming Apparatus Having Opposed Press Members Patents (Class 425/406)
  • Patent number: 10625446
    Abstract: A high-temperature hot-pressing molding machine includes a mold unit, a heating, unit disposed to heat the mold unit, a heat insulating unit including a surrounding insulating member to enclose the mold unit and two insulating layers disposed on two opposite sides of the mold unit to obstruct heat radiation and conduction from the mold unit, a heat dissipating unit disposed on the insulating layers, a cooling unit disposed on the heat dissipating unit, and a vacuum unit disposed to form a vacuum space. Under a vacuum environment, with the heat insulating unit defining a heat zone containing the mold unit, other component parts adjacent to the heat zone can be prevented from damage in a high temperature operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: National Formosa University
    Inventors: Shu-Huei Hsieh, Yi-Ren Tzeng, Sheng-Hsiang Chiang, Wen-Chen Liao
  • Patent number: 10529640
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a thermoelectric module is provided. The thermoelectric module includes thermoelectric pellets, first electrodes, second electrodes, and an insulating substrate. The apparatus includes a fixing tray to which the thermoelectric module is fixed, a first die including a first heating member configured to heat a first adhesive layer, which is interposed between the thermoelectric pellets and the first electrodes. The fixing tray is mounted on the first die such that the insulating substrate faces the first heating member. A second die includes a second heating member configured to heat a second adhesive layer, which is interposed between the thermoelectric pellets and the second electrodes, the second die facing the second electrodes. A transfer unit is configured to transfer at least one of the first die and the second die to adjust a distance between the first die and the second die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Woo Kwak, Kyong Hwa Song, Byung Wook Kim, In Woong Lyo, Han Saem Lee
  • Patent number: 10052829
    Abstract: A core (14) which is typically held in front of the mold (13) is required for producing hollow plastic objects (10). This does not allow for a transverse reinforcement (11) which is formed from a prefabricated reinforcement tube to be pulled over the core (14). A method and device is provided for the core (14) to be held behind the mold (14) when viewed in the production direction (17). In this case, the front end (15) of the core (14), which is located in front of the mold (13), remains free, such that a transverse reinforcement (11) that has been formed from a prefabricated reinforcement tube can be pulled over the free front end (15) of the core (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Thomas GmbH + Co. Technik + Innovation KG
    Inventor: Klaus Jansen
  • Patent number: 9452568
    Abstract: A vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) method is disclosed, the method comprising: providing a vacuum-assisted resin transfer mold assembly comprising a mold having a first mold surface and a second mold surface arranged to enclose a laminate assembly within a space between the first and second mold surfaces when the laminate assembly is placed on the first mold surface; providing a laminate assembly comprising a laminate pre-form, a peel ply, and a resin distribution media pervious to the flow of a resin, the laminate pre-form having first and second surfaces, the first surface of the pre-form positioned to be in contact with the first mold surface, the peel ply positioned such that the second surface of the laminate pre-form is in contact with the peel ply, and the resin distribution media positioned to be contained within the first and second mold surfaces; positioning at least one resin flow control structure to modify the flow of resin within the resin distribution media; providing at least one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: MATERIA, INC.
    Inventors: Sergio Corral, Stephen Crane, Anthony R. Stephen, Christopher J. Cruce, Everardo Garcia Flores
  • Patent number: 9194824
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond (“PCD”) anvils and associated ultra-high pressure apparatuses employing such anvils. The PCD anvils include an anvil body defining an anvil face. The anvil body comprises a plurality of diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions, with a metal-solvent catalyst occupying at least a portion of the plurality of interstitial regions. The plurality and diamond grains and the metal-solvent catalyst of the PCD collectively exhibit a coercivity of about 115 Oe or more and a specific magnetic saturation of about 15 G·cm3/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiang Qian, Kenneth E. Bertagnolli
  • Patent number: 9022774
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming pressed food products can utilize up to 98% chicken breast meat in high profit margin products. Breast meat is marinated and then extruded into a slab which is then frozen and shaped into a plank. The plank is sliced into unit portions which are then pressed into shaped portions with a preferred, or other, press. One preferred press linearly reciprocates unit portions into the press. This or another preferred press imparts three dimension exterior shape to the pressed food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: James E. Mauer, Benedict DiGerlando
  • Patent number: 9017061
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming pressed food products can utilize up to 98% chicken breast meat in high profit margin products. Breast meat is marinated and then extruded into a slab which is then frozen and shaped into a plank. The plank is sliced into unit portions which are then pressed into shaped portions with a preferred, or other, press. One preferred press linearly reciprocates unit portions into the press. This or another preferred press imparts three dimension exterior shape to the pressed food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: James E. Mauer, Benedict DiGerlando
  • Patent number: 9012366
    Abstract: A device for the high pressure densification of superconducting wire from compacted superconductor material or superconductor precursor powder particles, has four hard metal anvils (5, 6, 7, 8) with a total length (L2) parallel to the superconducting wire, the hard metal anvils borne in external independent pressure blocks (9, 10, 11), which are in turn either fixed or connected to high pressure devices, preferably hydraulic presses. At least one of the hard metal anvils is a free moving anvil (6) having clearances of at least 0.01 mm up to 0.2 mm towards the neighboring hard metal anvils (5, 8), so that no wall friction occurs between the free moving anvil and the neighboring anvils. This allows for high critical current densities Jc at reduced pressure applied to the hard metal anvils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bruker BioSpin AG
    Inventors: René Flükiger, Florin Buta, Carmine Senatore
  • Patent number: 8974215
    Abstract: A heating mold for thermal nanoimprint lithography is disclosed. According to one aspect, the mold includes a resistive heating element and collecting element for collecting the electromagnetic energy of a variable electromagnetic field emitted by a source located outside the mold. The collecting element being connected to the resistive heating element in which the electromagnetic energy is dissipated. A method for manufacturing the mold, a thermal nanoimprint lithography device including the mold, and a a method for preparing a substrate including a surface nanostructured by a thermal nanoimprint lithography technique using the mold is applied are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Stefan Landis, Sergio Nicoletti
  • Publication number: 20150056315
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press for producing pellets from powdered material comprising at least one die with a mould cavity imaging the pellet, at least one upper punch and at least one lower punch that interact with the mould cavity to form the pellet, and at least one electric drive for driving the upper punch, and/or the lower punch, and/or the die along a main press axis, wherein the press also comprises at least one movable element acting on the die and/or the mould cavity of the die, wherein at least one electro-hydrostatic drive is provided to drive the at least one movable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: FETTE COMPACTING GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Pannewtiz, Holger Behns
  • Publication number: 20140353870
    Abstract: A carpet pellet machine and method are disclosed. One embodiment provides an apparatus comprising a compressor to receive fibrous material and compress the fibrous material, a mold pipe system to receive compressed fibrous material from the compressor, wherein the compressor is configured to press the fibrous material through the mold pipe system, and a heat chamber to heat the fibrous material within the mold pipe system and create an encapsulation layer on the fibrous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: C-Power Tech, LLC
    Inventors: David Roshau, Charles Jones
  • Publication number: 20140353876
    Abstract: The molding method of the present invention configures: a mandrel 2 being a mold for molding the material of a fiber-reinforced plastic 1 and having multiple pieces 21 to 24 adjacent to one another in a longitudinal direction D; and an angle material 3 formed of a material having a linear expansion coefficient approximate to the linear expansion coefficient of the fiber-reinforced plastic, and aligning the pieces 21 to 24 along the longitudinal direction D. The method includes: a mandrel disposing step S2 of disposing the pieces 21 to 24 with gaps G1 to G3 between one another; an angle material disposing step S3 of disposing the angle material 3 on the pieces 21 to 24; and a heating to cure and molding step S5 of molding the fiber-reinforced plastic by heating the material of the fiber-reinforced plastic while aligning the pieces 21 to 24 by the angle material 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murai, Hiroshi Tokutomi
  • Patent number: 8834769
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus including a mold and a stage that holds a substrate, the imprint apparatus executing a curing process of curing a resin while the mold and the resin applied to the substrate contact and a demolding process of releasing the mold from the resin cured in the curing process, the imprint apparatus including a structure that holds the mold, a pillar that supports the structure mechanically independently from the stage through an anti-vibration mount that reduces propagation of vibration, and a force providing unit that provides, to the structure, force in an opposite direction from a direction of force generated in the structure by providing demolding force to the mold during the demolding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Korenaga
  • Publication number: 20140199427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press, a rotary press in particular, comprising a press housing in which several operating components of the press are arranged, further comprising power-related components, which provide the operating components with electric energy for the operation, and comprising control components which exchange control- and/or measurement signals with the operating components and control signals with the power-related components, characterised in that the power-related components are arranged separately from the control components in a power element box which can be arranged at option on or within the press housing, or outside of the press housing and separately from the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: FETTE COMPACTING GMBH
    Inventors: Ingo Schmidt, Werner Seifert, Annett Janke
  • Publication number: 20140183800
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a cutting insert may include a compression device having a sleeve with a bore. The sleeve may receive a substantially hollow can. Solid particulates may be positioned within the can, and a substrate material or other punch may also be positioned in the can. A forming device adjacent an end of the can in which the solid particulates are located may include at least one protrusion extending into the bore. The protrusion may be adapted to deform the can while also forming the plurality of solid particulates into a solid mass having one or more reliefs and/or lobes. A method may include pressing the solid particulates while within a can to form a solid mass having one or more reliefs or lobes. An HPHT process may be performed to bond the solid mass to a substrate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stewart, Yi Fang, Scott L. Horman, Jeremy Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140174025
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening member for fastening of elements, which fastening member has at least a first side and a second side, wherein the first side of the fastening member has at least two transversal extensions. The fastening member has at least one longitudinal extension, and at least two holes, in the longitudinal axis of the fastening member. The invention further relates to a system and a method for manufacturing a fastening member used for fastening of elements, and an arrangement and a use for fastening elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari P Kinnunen, Harri Latikka
  • Patent number: 8753103
    Abstract: A dry-cast concrete block molding machine including an apparatus which successively positions block mold trays into the mold box of the molding machine with the apparatus pushing a molded block from the mold box as an empty mold tray is moved into the mold box. The machine also includes a magazine-like structure which has empty tray molds stacked therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan W. Collison, Beau R. Collison
  • Publication number: 20140106018
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a mold set used for dumpling or dumpling-like food product formation comprising a pair of jaws, the closure of which is configured to clamp a dough pad over a filling thereby forming a raw product of the dumpling or dumpling-like food product, wherein the jaws in a closed condition can be driven to simulate the human action of compressing a filling pocket of the dumpling or dumpling-like food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: General Mills, Inc
    Inventors: Gregory C. Vargas, Christopher J. Field, Michael P. Waldherr
  • Patent number: 8689685
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a dough pressing system includes a cover coupled to a pressing platen, wherein the cover can reduce the wear caused to the pressing platen by the heat and pressure used to process one or more products. The cover optionally can be configured to be removably attached to the pressing platen with vacuum pressure. In some implementations, one or more spacers are placed between the cover and the pressing platen. The thickness of the spacers can adjust the thickness and diameter of products processed by the pressing platen. For example, to increase uniformity among products pressed together in a press cycle, the spacers can have different thicknesses that correspond with the location of the spacer in the pattern of dough balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Lawrence Equipment Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8662879
    Abstract: The invention discloses a mold performing in the micro/nano imprint fabricating process, wherein the mold is utilized to imprint a pattern on a substrate via a material layer. The mold comprises an upper surface, a lower surface, a pre-determined structure and an overflow controlling device. The upper surface and the lower surface are corresponded to each other. The pre-determined structure is disposed on the lower surface of the mold. The overflow controlling device is utilized to maintain the pressure among the material layer and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Fuh-Yu Chang
  • 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: 20140017845
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell module is formed with the use of a cell press. The cell press has a longitudinal axis, two surfaces disposed opposite each other along the longitudinal axis, and a fluidic mechanism for moving at least one of the two surfaces towards the other of the two surfaces along the longitudinal axis. A method includes the step of disposing a substrate, photovoltaic cell, tie layer or precursor thereof, and superstrate between the two surfaces and spaced from one of the two surfaces. The method also includes the step of moving at least one of the two surfaces along the longitudinal axis towards the other of the two surfaces using the fluidic mechanism to compress the substrate, photovoltaic cell, tie layer or precursor thereof, and superstrate and form the photovoltaic cell module. The precursor has a viscosity of less than about 1,500 cPs measured at 25° C. before curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Donnie Juen, Barry Ketola, Richard Sibbick
  • Publication number: 20130345063
    Abstract: A device for the high pressure densification of superconducting wire from compacted superconductor material or superconductor precursor powder particles, has four hard metal anvils (5, 6, 7, 8) with a total length (L2) parallel to the superconducting wire, the hard metal anvils borne in external independent pressure blocks (9, 10, 11), which are in turn either fixed or connected to high pressure devices, preferably hydraulic presses. At least one of the hard metal anvils is a free moving anvil (6) having clearances of at least 0.01 mm up to 0.2 mm towards the neighboring hard metal anvils (5, 8), so that no wall friction occurs between the free moving anvil and the neighboring anvils. This allows for high critical current densities Jc at reduced pressure applied to the hard metal anvils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: René Flükiger, Florin Buta, Carmine Senatore
  • Patent number: 8613878
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medical elongate member including a elongate base material, a resin layer formed to coat or to be integral with the surface of at least a part of the base material, and a plurality of projections dispersed uniformly in a surface of the resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuuki Yoshifusa, Terunobu Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 8591216
    Abstract: A dry-cast concrete block molding machine for molding concrete blocks. The machine includes a weigh hopper system which senses when the proper amount of concrete, as determined by the weight thereof, has been placed in the weigh hopper to dump the weigh hopper. The machine also includes end plates in the mold box thereof which may be interchanged so that the configuration of the concrete block may be easily changed. The machine also includes a conveyor system which not only conveys mold trays into the mold box of the machine but which also is used to push the molded block outwardly from the compaction chamber of the mold box when the block has been molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan W. Collison, Beau R. Collison
  • Publication number: 20130309347
    Abstract: In a briquetting press, the delivery end of a compressing cylinder is closed by a swivellable cylinder bottom which can be displaced between a working position which is in alignment with the axis of the compressing cylinder and an unblocking position which unblocks the end of the compressing cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: PR-TECHNIK GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Roessler
  • Patent number: 8572845
    Abstract: A mold system for manufacturing wind turbine blades includes two mold halves shaped for molding respective mold halves. A first mold is supported by a hinge system which is capable of moving the mold from a first position wherein the mold faces upwards to a position wherein the first mold faces the second mold. A final linear displacement of the first mold is carried out by actuators which may be integrated with the first or the second mold. The actuators are engaged with the hinge system so that the first mold is displaceable or the hinge system holding the first mold is displaceable. In both alternatives the actuators merely transfer the load of the first mold to a support via the hinge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Damien Rajasingam
  • Publication number: 20130202729
    Abstract: A laminate nanomold includes a layer of perfluoropolyether defining a cavity that has a predetermined shape and a support layer coupled with the layer of perfluoropolyether. The laminate can also include a tie-layer coupling the layer of perfluoropolyether with the support layer. The tie-layer can also include a photocurable component and a thermal curable component. The cavity can have a broadest dimension of less than 500 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: LIQUIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: LIQUIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Patent number: 8496466
    Abstract: Recording media press systems and methods of operating such press systems. Press system embodiments include a first foil holder coupled to a first die, the first foil holder including a plurality of first tabs extending radially inward from the first die to clamp first portions of an outer perimeter of a first embossing foil against a surface of the first die and a second foil holder coupled to a second die, the second foil holder including a plurality of second tabs extending radially inward from the second die to clamp second portions of an outer perimeter of a second embossing foil against a surface of the second die. In an embodiment, the first and second outer perimeter portions are complementary arc segments to interdigitate the plurality of first tabs with the plurality of second tabs when the press is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: WD Media, LLC
    Inventors: David Treves, Paul C. Dorsey, Calvin Tue Chiu Siu
  • Publication number: 20130178561
    Abstract: A composite board is manufactured from hydrophobic coconut coir fibers which have been treated to remove at least a portion of coconut pith therefrom; and a hydrophobic vinyl polymer, such as a polyolefin. The composite board is manufactured without any step of chemically modifying coconut coir fibers. The composite board is manufactured by removing at least a portion of coconut pith from coconut coir fibers using a cyclonic separator; combining coconut coir fibers with a hydrophobic polymer to form a mixture; and extruding the mixture to form a composite board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent CARRUBBA
  • Publication number: 20130131825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel bone graft and methods for producing said graft. Said bone graft can be used for surgical, plastic and/or cosmetic bone replacement for a patient in need thereof. The bone graft is made of a scaffold or matrix of sheet material having a 3-dimensional pattern of a continuous network of voids and/or indentations for enhancing new bone growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: AMENDIA INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Ganey
  • Patent number: 8419413
    Abstract: A mold core positioning device configured to position a mold core includes a base and a sleeve assembly. The base defines a receiving space. The sleeve assembly includes a hollow sleeve and a number of balls. A number of receiving holes are defined in a sidewall of the sleeve, and each of the receiving holes holds one of the balls, and each of the balls can rotate freely in a corresponding receiving hole. The sleeve is received in the receiving space, and the balls received in the sleeve is to hold the mold core in position with the balls contacting the mold core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Tsan Shen
  • Patent number: 8402638
    Abstract: Recording media press systems and methods of operating such press systems. Press system embodiments include a first die and a second die. The press system further includes a mandrel extending along a longitudinal mandrel axis through the first die. A rod portion of the mandrel to receive a magnetic recording disk to be pressed. The press system further includes a foil holder coupled to the first die. The foil holder to clamp a first portion of an embossing foil to the first die and allow the clamped foil portion to move in a radial direction relative to the foil holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: WD Media, Inc.
    Inventors: David Treves, Paul C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8398391
    Abstract: A dry-cast concrete block molding machine for molding concrete blocks. The machine includes a weigh hopper system which senses when the proper amount of concrete, as determined by the weight thereof, has been placed in the weigh hopper to dump the weigh hopper. The machine also includes end plates in the mold box thereof which may be interchanged so that the configuration of the concrete block may be easily changed. The machine also includes a conveyor system which not only conveys mold trays into the mold box of the machine but which also is used to push the molded block outwardly from the compaction chamber of the mold box when the block has been molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan W. Collison, Beau R. Collison
  • Patent number: 8372225
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assembling a plurality of independently formed solid components is provided thereby forming a single delivery vehicle for a pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical-like product. The solid components can be held and fed to the apparatus via a plurality of magazines. Pusher rods and the like can be used for positioning each of the solid components. Where the components are connected via a bonding liquid, a sprayer is provided and compression pins or the like press the components with the bonding liquid together to form the final product. A rivet or other connection structure can also be used and driven through holes in each of the solid components to form the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Bailey, Ronnie Benditt, Nigel Brewerton, Steven D. Finkelmeier, Robert Glinecke, Luigi Martini, Paul Simmons
  • Patent number: 8337741
    Abstract: A method for operating a rotary press, comprising a rotor rotatably driven about a vertical axis that has a die-plate and upper and lower rams which, while being guided vertically in guides of the rotor, interact with holes of dies in the die-plate wherein at least one compression station is provided and has an upper and a lower pressing roller past which the presser rams run along and by which they are moved towards the die-bore for the purpose of compacting the material in the die-hole, wherein the upper and lower rams are lifted subsequent to the compression procedure, causing the lower ram to eject a compact from the die and the compact to be stripped by a stripper in the direction of a discharge chute, characterized in that while an compact ejection procedure is under way the upper ram stands upright on top of the compact and is lifted therewith and the stripper seizes the compact laterally while the upper ram is still standing upright on top of the compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Romer, Ulrich Zeuschner, Ingo Schmidt, Thorsten Ehrich, Kurt Marquardt
  • Patent number: 8318075
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a molding unit having a punch and a mold cavity movable along a path between an open position in which said punch and said mold cavity are distanced apart from each other to receive a dose of plastics therebetween, and a closed position in which said punch and said mold cavity interact to form an item by pressing said dose, said punch being kept not above said cavity along said path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Cooperativa
    Inventors: Stefano Bergami, Paolo Martelli, Fabrizio Pucci
  • Publication number: 20120242139
    Abstract: A wheel spoke includes a shaft, a head at an axial end of the shaft, and a head rear surface on the face of the head which faces towards the shaft; the head rear surface has a plurality of alternating raised portions and recesses which can define a discontinuous contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Guido Cappellotto
  • Patent number: 8234999
    Abstract: A device for the application of adhesive and machine and method for manufacturing paper cups. The device applies adhesive, particularly for the manufacture of a paper cup from at least one paper segment, and includes a stamp for the application of the adhesive. The stamp is made of a compression-resistant porous sintered material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Michael Hoerauf Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Uwe Messerschmid
  • Publication number: 20120153515
    Abstract: A die stamper assembly comprises a first die part for holding a first stamper and a second die part for mounting a second stamper, the die parts cooperating to define a mould cavity. The first stamper is mounted at a boundary of the first die part and the second stamper is mounted at a boundary of the second die part. The die stamper assembly further comprises a venting ring configured around and moveable with respect to the first die part and defining an outer boundary of the mould cavity. A venting holder arranged for holding the circumference of the first stamper and positioned between the first die part and the venting ring to attach the first stamper on the first die part allows venting of air escaping from the mould cavity and prevents leaking of plastic material out of the mould cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicants: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, AXXICON MOULDS EINDHOVEN B.V.
    Inventors: Hendricus Johannes Verhoeven, Wilhelmus Gerardus van Asseldonk, Peter Knips
  • Patent number: 8202407
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing polycarbonate solar cells. The apparatus is designed to adapt many techniques used in the compact disc manufacturing industry to the manufacture of polycarbonate solar cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur Don Harmala
  • Publication number: 20120093960
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a press plate actuating system, particularly for driving a lower thermoforming plate (6, 60) when thermoplastic films are molded into products. The system is comprised of two eccentric axles (1 and 2; 10 and 20), a long and a short one, that promote the vertical movement of the lower plate (6, 60) and the cutting of a thermoplastic film (F).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Jorge Lakatos
  • Patent number: 8147949
    Abstract: A lower periphery constraint portion and an upper periphery constraint portion for molding the periphery of a lens as well as a mirror-finished optical molding surface and another mirror-finished optical molding surface are formed on a lower mold body and an upper mold body of a mold respectively. The upper periphery constraint portion and the lower periphery constraint portion are so formed as to have prescribed thicknesses ?1 and ?2 in a pressure axis direction respectively. A periphery nonconstraint portion not constraining ceramics when molding a ceramics material is provided between the lower mold body and the upper mold body. Thus, a ceramics molded component or the like is prevented from breakage and can be easily detached from the mold, so that the same can be more homogeneously densified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Hasegawa, Akihito Fujii
  • Patent number: 8100685
    Abstract: An imprint embossing alignment system. In one embodiment, the system includes a die having a bottom surface, an embossing foil positioned above the bottom surface, and a mandrel, to receive the substrate, having a rod portion that extends through a central portion of the die. The system also includes a ball bushing positioned around the rod portion and a ring portion positioned between the ball bushing and the embossing foil to hold a precise alignment of a centerline of the rod portion and a centerline of the embossing foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: WD Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. Harper, Toshiyuki Max Saito
  • Patent number: 8096800
    Abstract: A fine-structure transfer apparatus includes a stamper, a stage on which to place a transfer element having a coating of resist, and a device for heating the resist coating to be vaporized or a device for supplying a vapor of the resist into a space between the stamper and the transfer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoichi Mori, Naoaki Yamashita, Noritake Shizawa, Koji Tsushima
  • Patent number: 8087918
    Abstract: A pressing mold for use in press working of a material includes a mold body, a coating film formed on the portion of the pressing mold that comes into contact with the material in the press working, the coating film being formed by PVD method. The coating film includes a TiN layer formed on a surface of the mold body, a Ti(CxNy) layer (wherein, x+y=1, x<1, and x gradually increases to 1 as it becomes more distant from the surface of the TiN layer) formed on the TiN layer, and a TiC layer formed on the Ti(CxNy) layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Advanced Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fujiwara, Ichiro Kanba, Tadashi Takano
  • Publication number: 20110311674
    Abstract: A die for manufacturing ceramic products, comprising a first (1) half-die (1) and a second half-die (2) located opposite one another, the first half-die (1) comprising a support (6). Fixed to the support (6) there is a plate (7), which deforms and distributes a pressure exerted by said second half-die (2) on said ceramic product and exhibits a peripheral portion (7a) and a central portion (7b). A chamber (8) is afforded between the support (6) and the plate (7) for containing an operating fluid and enabling deformation of the plate (7). The peripheral portion (1a) exhibits an elastic deformability which is greater than an elastic deformability of the central portion (7b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: TREBAX S.R.L.
    Inventor: Romano CASOLARI
  • Patent number: 8057624
    Abstract: A pair of laminated panels are simultaneously manufactured in a single panel press. A thermal band is stacked between two panel sets and then the two panel sets are simultaneously heated and compressed together in a common stack with the band, with the band being separately heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The NORDAM Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Keith Martin
  • Publication number: 20110229595
    Abstract: In a method of producing a casting, molding or pressing tool (1) or tool insert (2) with at least one material layer (3, 5, 7) and with temperature control medium channels (6) arranged in the at least one material layer (3, 5, 7), the temperature control medium channels (6) are introduced into the at least one material layer (3, 5, 7) using a thermal spray process (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Werner Krömmer, Rolf Heninger, Andreas Kürten, Guido Peters, Andreas Praller
  • Publication number: 20110183106
    Abstract: A die tool for forming a C-section component having radiused shoulders has first and second outer dies, each outer die having a truncated conical portion connected to a flange portion by a radiused portion and being symmetrically disposed to one another along a common axis such that each flange portion is outermost, and a cylindrical outer support die located between the first and second outer dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Darren John Winter