Opposed, Registering, Coacting Mold Cavities Patents (Class 425/408)
  • Patent number: 10603758
    Abstract: Presented is a method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for deburring. An apparatus includes a body, a first abrasive surface coupled to the body, and a second surface coupled to the body, the second surface positioned relative to the first abrasive surface, wherein the second surface is positioned between 1° and 90° relative to the first abrasive surface. The apparatus further includes a third abrasive surface coupled to the body, the third abrasive surface positioned perpendicular to the first abrasive surface and the second surface along a terminal edge of the first abrasive surface and a terminal edge of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Nowak
  • Patent number: 9358711
    Abstract: Apparatus for actuation of split locking nuts of a two platen injection molding machine. Each split locking nut has opposed mating nut halves movable in translation relative to a strain rod therebetween to selectably engage the strain rod. Mating nut halves of two split locking nuts are interconnected by connecting rods to define a pair of split nuts: a master split locking nut driven by an actuator; and a slave split locking nut to which motion is transferred by the connecting rods. Motion of a driven nut half of each master split locking nut is coupled to the opposed mating nut half by at least one coupling mechanism, each comprising a pivot arm and two pivot links interposed between the pivot arm and the opposed mating nut halves whereby translation of a driven nut half is coupled to effect equal and opposite translation of the opposed mating nut half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Milacron LLC
    Inventors: Van Kent Joyner, Benjamin Faul Waldman
  • Patent number: 9272444
    Abstract: An ice mold includes a first mold assembly and a second mold assembly, each including a base with an aperture and a mold attached to the base. Each of the molds includes a receptacle that forms a cavity. The first mold assembly is attached removably to the second mold assembly such that a liquid-tight seal is formed between the molds. When the first mold assembly and the second mold assembly are attached to one another, the cavities of the molds form a molding cavity. When the first mold assembly and the second mold assembly are detached from one another, each of the receptacles is moveable from a first molding position, in which the receptacle is positioned within the respective aperture of the base, and a second inverted position, in which at least a portion of the receptacle of extends outwardly from the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Propeller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Zorovich, John C. Earle, Yos Kumthampinij, William Nickley
  • Patent number: 9039401
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for making patterning tools from one or more discrete elements. Such tools can have one or more “seams” or joints where the individual elements abut which can limit the tools' performance and utility in roll-to-roll manufacturing. Methods are described herein for producing “near-seamless” tools, that is, tools having seams that exhibit minimum disruption of the tool pattern and thus improved material produced by such tools. The patterning tools can be cylindrical and/or closed in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MicroContinuum, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Dennis Slafer
  • 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: 9011748
    Abstract: A die for producing pressed, fiber-reinforced plastic components, as well as a method for producing the plastic component, and the plastic component itself. The plastic components comprising at least two structural parts which overlap one another a pressing direction such that the die comprises at least one upper die portion formed with a pressing unit for applying a pressing force in the pressing direction, and at least one lower die portion which cooperates with the upper die portion to form a cavity in which the plastic component is formed. A die insert is fitted in the die and can move by and with the upper die portion and is designed to transmit the pressing force to the at least one structural part of the plastic component which is overlapped by the other structural part of the plastic component in the pressing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Thomas Eifflaender, Daniel Wolf, Jens Heimann
  • Publication number: 20150084219
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a monolithic mold including a plurality of lens forming features that can be used to simultaneously form a plurality of lenses with different sizes and shapes. The mold can be formed by disposing a polymeric material around a plurality of physical objects with different shapes and sized. A method of forming the mold includes providing a substrate that has a surface with regions of low and high wettability. Water is deposited on the surface such that water droplets are formed with different contact angles. The mold is formed around the droplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Michelle Khine, Jolie McLane, Nicole Mendoza
  • 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: 20150017277
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to an apparatus for rotationally casting a portion of a tire, and, more specifically, to an apparatus that has a floating alignment mechanism that allows a portion of a mold to move in the radial direction of the tire, which it, at least; partially forms, allowing the molding apparatus to omit, the use of tie bars. The mechanism may comprise two set of needle roller bearings that are orthogonally arranged to allow radial movement of a portion of a mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Scott Powell Anderson, Brian D Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150010685
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing baked goods in a predefined shape are described, wherein a piece of dough is baked in a closed mold cavity (5) after a rising in direct succession with heat supply, wherein the piece of dough completely fills up the mold cavity (5) with a gas displacement during the baking. To ensure advantageous baked products, it is proposed that the piece of dough, with implementation of a finely-structured crust, be applied to the gas-tight mold wall which delimits the mold cavity (5), and the gas be discharged from the mold cavity (5) in the region of depressions (8) provided in the mold wall (7), which define protrusions of the baked good projecting beyond a surface region and into which the gas is displaced by the oven rising of the piece of dough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Hobel, Norbert Kraihamer, Peter Augendopler
  • Patent number: 8882489
    Abstract: An ice shaping device with upper and lower mold parts with a mold cavity, the upper mold part being configured to move toward the lower mold part by gravity. The mold parts are formed of a material capable of rapidly conducting heat and together having a mass such that, starting at room temperature, the mold parts possess sufficient transferable heat to melt away portions of an ice chunk blank in contact with the upper and lower mold parts, the upper mold part having sufficient mass to apply a significant amount of pressure, under the force of gravity, to portions of the ice chunk blank in contact with the mold parts. One of the mold parts has a predetermined exterior periphery and the other of the mold parts has an extension configured to substantially surround and slidably receive the external periphery of the first mold part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Coomer Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Kent Coomer
  • Publication number: 20140318678
    Abstract: The present invention includes an improved tire tread having recessed lateral grooves, and a tire having the same. Particular embodiments of the tread include a tread thickness bounded depthwise by a top side configured to engage a ground surface during tire operation and a bottom side configured to attach to a tire carcass, the thickness extending laterally between a first side edge and a second side edge and longitudinally in a lengthwise direction of the tread. The tread further includes a longitudinal groove in fluid communication with the top side or the bottom side of the tread thickness and a lateral groove in fluid communication with the bottom side of the tread thickness extending from the first side edge intersecting the longitudinal groove forming a vent passageway extending from the longitudinal groove and to the first side edge. The invention includes methods of forming such treads and molds there for.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: E. Bruce Colby, Dimitri G. Tsihlas, Cesar E. Zarak, Metodi L. Ikonomov
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8857327
    Abstract: A structure for presses, a resistant structure of which includes at least a resistant element which, in turn, includes an annular element or arch, internally of which are predisposed two facing surfaces, between which at least a power organ is insertable, which power organ is suitable for compressing an object or material to be pressed between two bodies. Full-thickness cuts are symmetrically arranged at ends of the facing surfaces, each cut, starting from the end of the relative facing surface, develops over an arc of a polycentric curve which exhibits at least a first tract, the most external surface of which connects with the lateral surface of the vertical portion of the annular element or arch, and at least a second tract which is connected to the first tract and extends over a portion of not less than a quarter of an arc of circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: System S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Stefani, Franco Gozzi
  • Patent number: 8851871
    Abstract: A press, an automated loading system for a press and related methods are provided including a loading system having a first assembly configured to carry a reaction cell to an anvil of a press base and a second assembly configured to assist in positioning and orientating the reaction cell on the anvil. In one embodiment, the first assembly may include a trolley displaceable along a guide member to carry the reaction cell to the anvil. The first and second assemblies may each include guide members that are displaceable relative to the anvil that are configured to position the reaction cell at a desired location and orientation on the anvil. In one embodiment, each of the guide members include arms that engage distinct sides of a cubic reaction cell. A clearing mechanism may also be incorporated to clear the surface of the anvil during operation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: US Synthetic Corporation
    Inventors: Josh J. Nell, Derek M. Lontine, Eric T. Johnson, Scott Williams, Tyson D. Bunker, Kevin C. Bach
  • Publication number: 20140265016
    Abstract: An apparatus for molding articles includes a first mold carrier configured to angularly displace relative to a fixed structure from a first molding position to first accessing position and a second mold carrier traveling with the first mold carrier and configured to angularly displace relative to the first mold carrier from a second molding position to a second accessing position. The first mold carrier may be pivotably coupled to the fixed structure; the second mold carrier may be slidably and rotatably coupled to the first mold carrier. A third mold carrier may be provided, and the second mold carrier may be located between the first and third mold carriers. An articulation mechanism may be provided to control relative motion of the second mold carrier relative to the first mold carrier as the first mold carrier pivots relative to the fixed structure. A method for molding articles is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Thang Huy Nguyen, Hung Van Vu
  • Patent number: 8814557
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting material has a die for receiving a compressive force, the die having a shaped-opening for receiving a die insert. The die insert has an exterior shape that is adapted to cooperate with and be received in the opening such that compressive forces impinging upon the die are focused upon the die insert such that tensile forces within the die and impinging upon the die insert are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner
  • Publication number: 20140217640
    Abstract: A mould for producing atomizer nozzles, wherein a mouthpiece core mould part defines an inner wall of the mouthpiece, at least in the region of a transition between the mouthpiece and the flow chamber, and is of integral design, wherein the flow chamber core mould part has a substantially smooth surface and continuous contours in the region of the transition from the flow chamber to the mouthpiece, and wherein the mouthpiece core mould part is placed against the flow chamber core mould part at the transition between the flow chamber and the mouthpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Juergen SPEIER
  • Publication number: 20140127470
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus for molding a core of a vacuum insulation panel, the apparatus comprising: a pair of molding plates distanced from and facing each other to form a molding space where a core is molded; a molding cast configured to close the molding space from outside; and a pressing member configured to press at least one of the pair of molding plates; wherein at least one of the pair of molding plates comprises: a pattern portion provided on a first surface facing the molding space, and transcripts a pattern on an exterior surface of the core; and an exhaust cavity penetrating the at least one of the pair of molding plates in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: OCI COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Hae Duck KIM, Hyun Cheol KIM, SinSup LIM
  • Patent number: 8685295
    Abstract: An imprint lithography apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an electromagnetic Lorentz actuator arrangement configured to move an imprint template arrangement, the electromagnetic Lorentz actuator arrangement comprising: an array of magnets; and an array of conductors, each conductor configured to carry an electric current, one of the array of magnets or the array of conductors being moveable and connected to the imprint template arrangement, and the other of the array of magnets or the array of conductors extending at least partially around or forming a part of a substrate holder; the array of magnets and the array of conductors together being in a configuration which facilitates moving of the moveable one of the array of magnets or the array of conductors in six degrees of freedom, such that the imprint template arrangement is also movable in six degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Martinus Bernardus Vermeulen, Andre Bernardus Jeunink, Yvonne Wendela Kruijt-Stegeman
  • Patent number: 8679564
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are directed to methods for manufacturing shaped, comestible articles. Multiple comestible articles are connected by flash, and stress lines in the flash surround the articles. The comestible articles are subsequently separated from the flash at the stress lines. Additional aspects of the present invention are directed to an intermediate comestible product. In certain embodiments, the intermediate comestible product comprises multiple articles, web-like flash connecting the articles, and stress lines formed in the flash and about each article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: James Suttle, Robert Brandt
  • Patent number: 8652365
    Abstract: A mold set includes: a first mold and a second mold placed so that they sandwich an optical material and face each other; and a first spacer and a second spacer provided between the first and second molds, wherein: the first spacer secures an interval between the first and second molds at a first temperature achieved in a process of pressurizing the optical material; the first spacer shrinks in a mold opening-closing direction more greatly than the second spacer while the first temperature is changing to a second temperature achieved in a process of cooling the optical material; and the second spacer secures the interval between the first and second molds at the second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Norimitsu Nagayama
  • Patent number: 8617443
    Abstract: A device for providing the edge of a starting sheet of an electrode used in the electrolytic refining or recovery of metals with a dielectric part comprises a die space, in which the edge of the starting sheet of the electrode can at least partly be fitted, and a feeding device of the dielectric material for feeding the dielectric material into the die space. The device comprises changing members of the volume of the die space for pressing the dielectric material in the die space to that edge of the starting sheet of the electrode, which is at least partly fitted in the die space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Outotec Oyj
    Inventors: Lauri Nordlund, Arto Huotari
  • Patent number: 8535043
    Abstract: The present invention provides molds useful in contact lens production, which molds incorporate a centering and spacing feature in the form of tabs on one of the mold halves. The spacing feature both centers the mold halves in relationship to each other and permits free flow of excess monomer from the mold. Additionally, the spacing feature aids in height control of the one mold half in relation to the other mold half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose L. Perez, David A. Katterhenry, Matias D. Heinrich
  • Patent number: 8529243
    Abstract: A mold includes a bottom die and an upper die. The bottom die defines a bottom cavity and includes a bottom parting surface. The upper die defines an upper cavity and includes an upper parting surface. The bottom cavity and the upper cavity cooperatively form a mold cavity, and at least one of the bottom parting surface and the upper parting surface defines receiving grooves. The mold further includes a block and a spacer. The spacer is received in a specific one of the receiving grooves. The block is detachably fixed in the specific receiving groove and holds the spacer in the specific receiving groove. The block protrudes out of the specific receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8419406
    Abstract: Mould tool to be arranged in a press with essentially parallel press surfaces for production of rigid expanded polymer embryo bodies, the mould tool comprises a first mould member and an second mould member that are moveable with respect to each other in a direction perpendicular to the press surfaces, and sealing means providing an essentially hermetic seal between the first and second mould member during at least a portion of such a relative motion, thereby defining a closed mould cavity of variable volume, wherein the first mould member defines at least a portion of the mould cavity volume and comprises an outer peripheral edge, and the second mould member comprises a rim that closely circumscribes the outer peripheral edge of the first mould member and wherein the sealing means is arranged in the gap formed between the rim and the outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: DIAB International AB
    Inventors: Roland Karlsson, Jerry Stigsson, Anders Paulsson
  • Publication number: 20130084353
    Abstract: There is provided a stamp for molding lenses, including: a first stamp including a plurality of first lens molding parts; and a second stamp including a plurality of second lens molding parts corresponding to the plurality of first lens molding parts, wherein the first lens molding parts have different sizes so as to mold at least two types of lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Uk LEE, Cheong Hee Lee, Young Su Jin, Seok Cheon Lee
  • Publication number: 20120315433
    Abstract: A die for producing pressed, fiber-reinforced plastic components, as well as a method for producing the plastic component, and the plastic component itself. The plastic components comprising at least two structural parts which overlap one another a pressing direction such that the die comprises at least one upper die portion formed with a pressing unit for applying a pressing force in the pressing direction, and at least one lower die portion which cooperates with the upper die portion to form a cavity in which the plastic component is formed. A die insert is fitted in the die and can move by and with the upper die portion and is designed to transmit the pressing force to the at least one structural part of the plastic component which is overlapped by the other structural part of the plastic component in the pressing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Thomas EIFFLAENDER, Daniel WOLF, Jens HEIMANN
  • Patent number: 8287269
    Abstract: The invention provides molds useful in the production of contact lenses having seamless edges and in which molds movement of one mold half in relation to the other mold half is decreased. These results are attained by providing mold halves with shoulder stops and seam-matching features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Dharmesh K. Dubey, Xu Song, Mark E. Schlagel
  • Patent number: 8283022
    Abstract: A man-made, molded article is provided. The article includes a profile including a planar wall, and an adjacent integral molded depression having a contoured wall extending downwardly from the planar wall. The contoured wall includes a bead portion, a cove portion, and a ledge between the bead and cove portions. The articles are stackable, one above another for transport, in a nestable relationship in which multiple contact zones are present between the contoured walls of an adjacently stacked pair of the molded articles. The contact zones include an arcuately extending contact interface zone between the bead exterior and interior surfaces. The depression has a substantially uniform thickness varying by no more than about +1 percent to about ?11 percent in relation to a thickness of the planar wall. Related methods and assemblies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Steven K Lynch
  • Patent number: 8282376
    Abstract: There are provided a mold for forming a golf ball, which allows a dimple formed near the equator of golf ball corresponding to the partition surface of upper and lower molds to be formed so as to have the same shape as that of a dimple formed in other regions, and a golf ball manufactured using this mold. The mold for forming a golf ball in accordance with the present invention includes at least two body parts, a cavity is formed within the mold by the joining of the at least two body parts, and in at least one of the body parts, a groove for forming a projecting land part which is ground after the formation of the golf ball is provided in a cavity wall surface adjacent to the whole circumference of a parting line formed by the joining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Nakagawa, Katsunori Sato
  • Publication number: 20120217677
    Abstract: A boxless casting form which is separated horizontally and which is composed of a lower casting body (1)and an upper casting body (2). The casting bodies (1, 2) are formed of dry sand and define a casting cavity (9). Openings (3, 4) are introduced into the casting bodies (1, 2), and these openings (3, 4) are used to align the casting bodies horizontally and form a vertical guide passage for a rod-like guide element (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: KSB Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joerg MEINBERG, Johann Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8152510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing baked goods and a mold apparatus having a cavity in a desired shape for use in said method, the mold apparatus comprising a gap that allows for venting of vapor produced during heating or baking of a mixture in the mold apparatus but does not allow any significant amount of the mixture to escape from the cavity of the mold apparatus via the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Biosphere Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Elie Helou, Jr., David A Dellinger, Ryan M Kane, Matt A Spradlin
  • Patent number: 8109203
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing tostones, referred to herein as a tostonera, has a base member with an upper surface including a plurality of concave recesses therein and a relatively planar bottom surface. A first press member is connected to the base member along a first periphery, and has a plurality of punches equal in number and co-located with the plurality of concave recesses. The first press member hingedly connected to the base member is capable of engaging the base member when pressure is applied to the first press member. A second press member hingedly connected to the base member along a second periphery, has at least one depression therein. The depression within the second press member may be configured to permit either a series of tostones or an entire half banana to be pressed at a single time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: John Rivera
  • Patent number: 8092210
    Abstract: Especially when it is necessary to provide voids (29) for panelling or glazing and a material formed by wood and glue conglomerate particles in one or three layers. These materials are received in separate metering devices that are able to move over a bench, being placed over the mould in accordance with a specific sequence of discharge and movements. It is defined by a fixed perimeter frame (10, 32) with apertures (12, 33) of the dimensions of the door, in which slides, snugly, a first framework (11, 34) and a second framework (14, 35) that can be moved inside the first framework and whose hollow is occupied by a series of pads or blocks (21, 22, 36, 37, 38) that can move independently through the action of respective cylinders (39, 40, 41) in order to occupy the raised position, forming the voids (15, 16, 29) for panelling or glazing, if any. The fixed frame (10, 32) has a moveable interior part (78) for producing oversized doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Manuel López Sánchez
  • Patent number: 8084069
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a forming apparatus comprising (a) first and second forming rolls with forming pockets in corresponding alignment, wherein at least one roll has one or more continuous grooves extending around the circumference of the roll in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the roll and which intersects the forming pockets in the plane, wherein the first and second forming rolls rotate in directions counter to one another, and (b) one or more forming pins positioned between the counter rotating rolls and within the continuous groove of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: David Pontzer, Peter T. Kashulines, Jr., Bob Crossley, Thomas Collins
  • Patent number: 8070475
    Abstract: A casting mold is provided for forming a biomedical device including an ophthalmic device such as a contact lens. The casting mold includes an anterior mold section and a posterior mold section, wherein one of the mold sections includes a plurality of radially extending ribs and the remaining mold section includes an annular shoulder for engaging an outer end of the ribs to define a mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Lawton, Daniel Barrows, Emily A. Gabriel, Michael Dobner, Craig Barrile-Josephson, Larry Hovey, Sandeep Pandit, Ryan Williams, Jessica Pierce
  • Publication number: 20110293772
    Abstract: The invention concerns a mold for forming a single-use floss holder containing a length of dental floss having a wax composition applied thereto, the mold including a first part having a first cavity disposed therein, the first cavity defined by a bottom base surface and a peripheral sidewall, and including a base portion, first and second spaced-apart portions having proximal and distal sections and extending from the base portion, and a second part having a second cavity disposed therein, the second cavity defined by a bottom base surface and a peripheral sidewall, and including a base portion, first and second spaced-apart portions having proximal and distal sections and extending from the base portion and terminating in the distal section; and a groove having an aspect ratio of about 10:1 or greater and having first and second terminal sections and a mid-section, the groove extending an entire width of the second part, where the first and second terminal sections of the groove traverse and are coincident
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Harold D. Ochs
  • Patent number: 8061409
    Abstract: A mold that can prevent molten metal from leaking out of it as well as from leaking onto a parting plane of the mold. The mold includes a lower mold having a concave portion that has the shape of a product, into which the amount of molten metal required to produce a casting is poured and an upper mold comprising a convex portion that has the shape of the casting, and forming a cavity that molds the casting, when the upper mold overlaps the lower mold. A structure is formed so as to have certain clearances between the lower mold and the upper mold such that molten metal is prevented from leaking onto the parting plane that is formed where the upper mold and the lower mold overlap, when the casting is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Iwasaki, Yutaka Hagata
  • Patent number: 8029037
    Abstract: A trim panel for a vehicle is formed with a pinch-sealed edge by compression molding. The mold is designed with one or more cutting surfaces that compress or pinch the trim panel material to the point of severing the trim panel to form a tightly compressed and cut edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ben Sapak, Todd D. Nellis
  • Publication number: 20110221908
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide an infrared-transmissive dome, such as for infrared imaging applications. For example, an infrared-transmissive dome, for an embodiment, includes a main body providing a hollow, hemispherical-shaped dome; wherein the main body is made of an ultra-high molecular weight or a very-high molecular weight polyethylene material; and wherein the main body has a wall thickness equal to or less than approximately 0.012 inches to allow infrared transmittance greater than approximately sixty five percent through the main body for infrared imaging in a wavelength range of approximately three to fourteen micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore R. Hoelter, Barbara Sharp, Warn Burt, Robert Pietsch, Marcel Tremblay
  • Patent number: 7980845
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes a first mold half, a first mold core, a second mold half, a second mold core and a plurality of spacers. The first mold core is received in the first mold half and has a first molding surface. The second mold half includes a receiving cavity defined therein and a plurality of parallel grooves angularly equidistantly spaced from each other. The second mold core is received in the receiving cavity and has a second molding surface facing the first molding surface. The first and second molding surfaces are configured for cooperatively defining a molding cavity therebetween. The spacers are configured for being selectively disposed in the corresponding grooves. Each spacer is configured for being sandwiched between the second mold half and the second mold core. The spacers are configured for aligning the second molding surface with the first molding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 7980848
    Abstract: A mold for molding a lens includes a first mold part and a second mold part. The first mold part includes a substantially frustoconical guiding chamber defined therein, and a first molding surface in the substantially frustoconical guiding chamber. The second mold part includes a main body having a substantially frustoconical protrusion with a substantially cylindrical recess defined therein. The substantially frustoconical protrusion has a second molding surface in the substantially cylindrical recess. The substantially frustoconical protrusion is configured for inserting into and matingly engaged in the substantially frustoconical guiding chamber of the first mold part, thus aligning the first molding surface with the second molding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keng-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 7942660
    Abstract: A device for mounting a mould in a machine (1) that comprises: a mould (2) composed of two half-moulds (2a, 2b), each of which comprises an active filtering portion (2ar, 2br) and a rigid structural portion (5, 6); a mounting platen (3, 4) for each half-mould (2a, 2b), movable towards and away from each other; the service plate (5) of the first half-mould (2a) is rigidly connected, in use, between the active portion (2ar) and the respective platen (3); the device comprises reference and quick connect means (7, 8) located in a region above the center of gravity of the first half-mould (2a), and acting between the platen (3) and the service plate (5) in order to fasten the first half-mould (2a) in a predetermined, hanging position correlated between the platen (3) and the plate (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Cooperativa
    Inventors: Domenico Bambi, Ivano Medri
  • Patent number: 7939005
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming an object from a dose of plastics comprises a die arrangement provided with a cavity for receiving said dose and with at least two parts that are reciprocally movable for shaping an undercut portion of said object, at least one fluid for applying a clamping force so as to keep said at least two parts in contact; said at least one fluid is such as to increase discontinuously said clamping force from an initial force that is applicable when said dose is substantially contained in said cavity to a final force applicable when said at least two parts shape said undercut portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Cooperativa
    Inventors: Alessandro Balboni, Maurizio Borgatti, Zeno Zuffa
  • Patent number: 7922476
    Abstract: A device for the production of confectionery, in particular, pralines, in moulds, with at least one upper die which may be lowered relative thereto, mounted on a die plate whereby the die plate has a flexible mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: KMB Produktions AG
    Inventor: Giudo Knobel
  • Patent number: 7887676
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a deep-nested embossed product including a first embossing member and a second embossing member. The first embossing member has a plurality of discrete embossing elements disposed in a first non-random pattern. The second embossing member has a plurality of second embossing elements including at least one linear embossing element. The second embossing elements are disposed in a second non-random pattern such the first non-random pattern and the second non-random pattern nest together to a depth of greater than about 0.01 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donn Nathan Boatman, Kevin Benson McNeil, David Mark Rasch, Kevin Mitchell Wiwi, Wayne Robert Fisher
  • Patent number: 7857611
    Abstract: After a transfer material was hardened in a situation an imprint mold which has a concave part pattern is forced against the liquid transfer material, a replica which has a convex part pattern corresponding to the concave part pattern by releasing the imprint mold. A pressurization mechanism and a vacuum pump are set, regarding depth K of the concave part pattern of the imprint mold, height k of the convex part pattern of the transfer material, effective pressure Mo while the imprint mold is forced, pressure P in the space, with satisfying: Mo/P?k/(K?k). With this arrangement, even if air comes inside of the concave part pattern of the imprint mold and is stuffed in the inside, it is possible to have transcription with no problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Hosoda, Tetsuya Imai
  • Publication number: 20100316756
    Abstract: There are provided a mold for forming a golf ball, which allows a dimple formed near the equator of golf ball corresponding to the partition surface of upper and lower molds to be formed so as to have the same shape as that of a dimple formed in other regions, and a golf ball manufactured using this mold. The mold for forming a golf ball in accordance with the present invention includes at least two body parts, a cavity is formed within the mold by the joining of the at least two body parts, and in at least one of the body parts, a groove for forming a projecting land part which is ground after the formation of the golf ball is provided in a cavity wall surface adjacent to the whole circumference of a parting line formed by the joining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma NAKAGAWA, Katsunori SATO