By Movable Ejector Means Entering Mold Cavity Patents (Class 425/444)
  • Patent number: 11911943
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus for taking out a molded product that allows a physical amount such as the mass of the taking portion to be easily acquired with a relatively simple configuration. A posture reversing mechanism is provided between the elevating arm and the taking portion to change the direction of the taking portion between an unreversed state in which the taking portion is directed to be able to take hold of the molded product molded in the die, and a reversed state in which the length of the taking portion in the vertical direction is shorter than that in the unreversed state. A sensor detects vibration of the elevating arm. A mass estimating section estimates the mass of the taking portion on the basis of vibration of the elevating arm detected by the sensor when the taking portion is in the reversed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YUSHIN PRECISION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Minami
  • Patent number: 11911942
    Abstract: An injection mold capable of planing and cutting gates in an inside thereof and a planing and cutting method are provided. The injection mold includes a blade fixed block arranged between a moving mold and a fixed mold. Blades arranged on the blade fixed block and configured for cutting off gate condensed-material. The mold includes ejectors for ejecting out the gate condensed material and the blade fixed block. Runners formed between the blade fixed block and the fixed mold. Cut holes for communicating runners and gates are formed in blades. Ejector holes for penetrating the ejectors are formed in portions of the blade fixed block which correspond to bottoms of runners. The blade fixed block moves relative to the moving mold in a mold opening direction. The moving mold is provided with a limiting mechanism for limiting the blade fixed block after injection molding parts are separated from a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Zhuji Bihan Jinggong Mould Plastic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhaohui Li
  • Patent number: 11898122
    Abstract: A bar soap recycling device including an enclosure assembly, a tray assembly, an electrical assembly, and a soap assembly is disclosed. These assemblies in conjunction with one another provide a simple solution to recycling used bars of soap. Leftover chips, slivers, or pieces of used soap bars are placed within a mold of the tray assembly. The tray assembly is placed within an enclosure that includes an integrated heating element. The heating element warms the heat conducting mold to the point of melting the used soap bars. A timer determines when the soap bars have had enough time to melt into the shape of the mold. A cooling element in the form of a fan then cools the mold and soap contained therein to resolidify the used bars of soap into a single bar. The resolidified bar of soap is then removed from the mold and ready to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Alwin James
  • Patent number: 11801615
    Abstract: A method and device for removal of a molded sample from a mold with minimal or no damage to the molded sample. The device includes a drill configured for perforating a wall of the mold with the formation of a through aperture, a shroud passageway through or adjacent the drill, and a passageway from a source for pressurized fluid leading to the shroud passageway. The shroud passageway is configured whereby fluid such as air is applied therethrough simultaneously with perforation operation of the drill. Air directed through the aperture is pressurized and comes into effective contact with the molded sample whereby the molded sample is prevented from being more than minimally contacted with the drill and caused to be removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Kalman Wertzberger
  • Patent number: 11780147
    Abstract: A system for forming a container includes an injection station configured to inject a liquid material into a mold to form a preform. The system also includes a forming station including an apparatus for forming a container. The apparatus includes a blow mold configured to receive the preform and inject air into the preform to form the container. The blow mold includes an inner mold surface. The apparatus also includes at least one stretching rod configured to contact the preform in the blow mold and stretch the preform. The apparatus further includes electric heating elements coupled to the blow mold and positioned adjacent the inner mold surface to heat the inner mold surface. The system further includes a removal station configured to release the container from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Pretium Packaging, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Eble
  • Patent number: 11744252
    Abstract: A comestible processing machine including a loader plate comprising a plurality of spaced apart openings passing through the loader plate, a first flattener and a second flattener pivotably attached to the loader plate at each of the openings, a sensor configured to detect a comestible disposed within one or more of the plurality of openings, and an actuator coupled to the loader plate and configured to assist in removal of the comestible from the one or more of the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Lawrence Equipment Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Clay Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11685088
    Abstract: The production of multicomponent parts (4) which include a functional part (3), in particular a hollow needle, onto which a plastic molding (2), in particular a syringe barrel (2), is molded. In order to be able to convert the injection molding device quickly and conveniently, the device has a changing device (11), by which it is possible optionally to move functional part holders (7, 8, 9), matched to different types of functional parts, and/or a functional part holder (8) and a placeholder element (10) into the use position thereof in front of a mold cavity (6) of the injection mold (5) of the injection molding device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Zahoransky Automation & Molds GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Schulz, Matthias Hanser, Winfried Ebner
  • Patent number: 11648764
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a bent component. The present disclosure moreover relates to a shaping tool for manufacturing a bent component. The shaping tool comprises a first tool half, a second tool half and at least one movable cylinder pin. The first tool half of the shaping tool is arranged opposite the second half of the shaping tool. An outer end of the at least one cylinder pin herein points in the direction of the second half of the shaping tool. A holding element for receiving a flat bendable element is assembled on this outer end of the at least one cylinder pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Othmane Faik
  • Patent number: 11448396
    Abstract: A transformable wick device includes a plurality of bodies connected together. The plurality of bodies has flexible connections, and therefore positionable along a line of various types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Pro-Iroda Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10562216
    Abstract: An injection mold and a device for preparation of a light guide plate are provided by embodiments of the present disclosure. An injection mold, comprising a male mold and a female mold which cooperate with each other to define collectively a molding cavity adapted for molding a sheet component therein; a blowing device is provided in the male mold and configured to blow out gas with a predetermined pressure towards a bottom surface of the sheet component molded in the molding cavity to overcome at least partially a vacuum adsorption force between the bottom surface of the sheet component and an internal bottom surface of the molding cavity such that the sheet component is separated from the male mold. Therefore, the sheet component can be demoulded successfully and prevented from a relatively large warping deformation during a demoulding process such that the quality thereof can be guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE OPTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min Zhou
  • Patent number: 10549459
    Abstract: The ejection device comprises: a pushing device (14) translatable along a first axis (A1) between a retracted position and an ejection position, an ejection element (28) translatable along a second axis (A2) between a retracted position and an ejection position, a transfer device (26) connecting the pushing device (14) and the ejection device (28). The transfer device (26) comprises at least two links (44), translatable relative to one another and relative to the pushing device (14) and the ejection element (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Sylvain Belliard
  • Patent number: 10442079
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting structure for an apparatus for taking out a molded product, the mounting structure being configured to reduce a burden imposed on a worker required to mount the apparatus for taking out a molded product. Upright wall portions of a pair of side plates are formed with a work window. Extended wall portions are formed with a work assist window. The work window is formed to have a size that allows a worker, who is at a location at which the worker can insert bolts into three through holes in a first through hole row, to insert bolts into three through holes in a second through hole row without changing the worker's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: YUSHIN PRECISION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Ohta, Yoshiyuki Tokuyama, Hiroyuki Arai, Takayo Kotani
  • Patent number: 10167856
    Abstract: This invention provides output gain by rotating a solid wheel from the center of mass as an input and connecting a lever to the edge of the same wheel at 180 degrees apart to each other. Each lever is connected at 180 degrees apart at the input rotating wheel with a common fulcrum located near the output side. This lever, acting as a mechanical lifting device, drives one side of output gain driven by the ratio of the length of lever to and from fulcrum between input and output while the other side is provided by another lever at 180 degrees apart. A unidirectional rotor converts the lever motion of up and down to a rotational motion. Weight of materials in a system is recycled back as an input to a hydraulic lever that generates hydraulic pressure driven by the movement of the system weight as it bounces off the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Hong Cho Yew
  • Patent number: 9643353
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and a method of manufacturing a paperboard tray therewith is provided. In particular, a hub is configured to rotate about a shaft. On the hub, a plurality of first molds are formed in the hub. Conversely, a plurality of second molds are each disposed above each of the plurality of first molds respectively and rotate above the first molds. In this configuration, the plurality of second molds are configured to move in unison with the plurality of first molds as the hub and second molds rotate and to move orthogonally towards and then away from the first molds as the second molds rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Wade, Barry G. Calvert
  • Publication number: 20150146303
    Abstract: An optical lens includes a lens portion having an optical axis, and an exterior portion connected to an outer periphery of the lens portion. The exterior portion has first and second surfaces that are disposed along a direction parallel to the optical axis and spaced apart from each other, a first annular surface that extends from a periphery of the second surface parallelly with respect to the optical axis, and a second annular surface that interconnects the first annular surface and the first surface. The second annular surface extends obliquely with respect to the first annular surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Wen Chang, Ching-Hung Chen, Wen-Chang Liao
  • 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: 8998604
    Abstract: An injection mold including a first mold, a second mold disposed opposite to the first mold and configured to form a cavity having a shape that corresponds to an injection-molded product to be manufactured by being coupled to the first mold, an injection apparatus configured to inject molten resin in the cavity, and an adsorption apparatus configured to adsorb and separate the injection-molded product, which is manufactured by the first mold and the second mold, from the first mold, so that the separation of the injection-molded product is performed by the adsorption apparatus, and thus structures configured to separate the injection-molded product are omitted from the first mold and the second mold, thereby simplifying the structures of the first mold and the second mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hak Do Kim
  • Publication number: 20150028505
    Abstract: A mold releasability evaluating apparatus includes a forming die that includes a bottom portion having a main surface, and a wall surface portion that is connected to the main surface of the bottom portion and has a wall surface in which an angle formed with the main surface of the bottom portion is an obtuse angle; an extrusion pin capable of protruding out from the main surface of the bottom portion in a direction that separates a compact from the main surface of the bottom; and a measuring device configured to measure a load applied to the extrusion pin when the extrusion pin pushes the compact away from the main surface of the bottom portion, after one surface of the compact is formed by the main surface of the bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ikuo YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 8926316
    Abstract: A pair of mold cores (51, 52) for molding an undercut portion (P1) in a holder (30) installed inside a movable mold (13) are connected to and supported by a retaining piece (40) which is moved in the demolding direction, and at the time of demolding, the respective mold cores (51, 52) are guided by guide means (33, 34) from the molding position, where they are contacted with each other, to the mold release position, where they are separated from each other, being moved from one end side to the other end side of the retaining piece (40), in the mutually opposite directions so as to pass each other in the back and forth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Technocrats Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Sorimoto
  • Publication number: 20140377398
    Abstract: A device for demolding parts, including a clamp movable between a molding position and a demolding position, where the clamp includes a side notch which, in the molding position, is in contact with a stop element, limiting the movement of said clamp. such that the device prevents the clamp from being locked inside its housing since the stop element prevents the upper surface of the clamp from being located below the upper surface of the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Alberto NAVARRA PRUNA
  • Patent number: 8911225
    Abstract: [Problem] To suppress the deviation of a synthetic resin to be fed to a metal mold and to enable the to-be-compression-molded synthetic resin to be easily molded into a shape of a pre-molded article that is to be molded. [Means for Solution] A female mold 31 includes a moving rod 34 and female mold body 33 surrounding the moving rod 34, the female mold body 33 forming a cavity 33a that is opened upward, the moving rod 34 moving up and down between a normal position and an elevated position above the normal position, and when a synthetic resin 8 is to be fallen down from the a synthetic resin cutting/holding unit 14, the moving rod 34 moves to the elevated position so that the synthetic resin 8 falls down on the upper surface of the center member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Asano, Norihisa Hirota, Jotaro Nagao
  • Patent number: 8852662
    Abstract: A string cheese-forming machine provides for extrusion of cheese into control volumes, for example, implemented with tubes each movably blocked with a piston having a stop. Complete filling of each tube is detected before ejection of the cheese from the tubes is undertaken, thereby ensuring consistent product volume and weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Industries International
    Inventors: Gary Nesheim, Grant L. Nesheim, Peter F. Nelles
  • Patent number: 8834149
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is, amongst other things, a molding apparatus, comprising a stripper sleeve (116) for use in a first stack portion (110) of a mold stack (140), wherein the stripper sleeve (116) is configured to open a slide pair (122) of the first stack portion (110) and to strip a molded article (106) from the first stack portion (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Adrian Peter Looije
  • Patent number: 8794958
    Abstract: An ejection mechanism has a base, a rotation disk and a feeding station. The base is configured for mounting of the rotation disk and the feeding station, The base further includes an arched guiding track, and the arched guiding track is disposed around the rotating gear. The rotation disk is fan-shaped and is rotatably coupled to the base by a rotating shaft such that the rotation disk is aligned above the arched guiding track. the rotation disk is further provided with an arched row of teeth on a bottom of the rotation disk corresponding to the rotating gear of the base. The rotation disk driven by the rotating gear causes the arched row of teeth to rotate and also to simultaneously cause the rotation disk to rotate around the rotating shaft on the arched guiding track. The ejection mechanism which is suitable for different sizes of elbow pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Han Sum Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Te Sheng Lee
  • Publication number: 20140212535
    Abstract: An ejection mechanism has a base, a rotation disk and a feeding station. The base is configured for mounting of the rotation disk and the feeding station, The base further includes an arched guiding track, and the arched guiding track is disposed around the rotating gear. The rotation disk is fan-shaped and is rotatably coupled to the base by a rotating shaft such that the rotation disk is aligned above the arched guiding track. the rotation disk is further provided with an arched row of teeth on a bottom of the rotation disk corresponding to the rotating gear of the base. The rotation disk driven by the rotating gear causes the arched row of teeth to rotate and also to simultaneously cause the rotation disk to rotate around the rotating shaft on the arched guiding track. The ejection mechanism which is suitable for different sizes of elbow pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HAN SAM ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Te Sheng Lee
  • Patent number: 8740608
    Abstract: There is provided a workpiece removal and finishing device that can easily, accurately, continuously and quickly perform a series of works for processing a workpiece of resin removed from a molding machine. The workpiece removal and finishing device for processing the workpiece of resin removed from the molding machine 41 has a workpiece removal robot 100 for directly or indirectly removing the workpiece from molds 2, 3, and a processing robot 200 for processing the workpiece. A processing tool which can profile the workpiece is secured to the arm tip of the processing robot 200 through a floating mechanism to be adaptable to thermal contraction of the workpiece, and the workpiece can processed by the profiling-capable processing tool provided to the arm tip 200A of the processing robot 200 while the workpiece removed by the workpiece removal robot 100 is positioned and held by the workpiece removal robot 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nihon Shoryoku Kikai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Tanaka, Atsushi Ikeda, Takaaki Hoshi
  • Patent number: 8741367
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a food product-forming apparatus, with a movable form-body, in which the food product is formed, and a knock out cup, which executes a knock-out-movement, that removes the food product from the form-body, whereas the knock out cup comprises an at least partially permeable bottom, through which a fluid-medium can be ejected and whereas, during the knock-out movement, a fluid-medium cushion is created, at least temporarily beneath the permeable bottom. The present invention furthermore comprises a process for the production of food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: CFS Bakel B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Petrus Gerardus Van Gerwen, Jacobus Johannes Maria Van Der Laak
  • Patent number: 8740607
    Abstract: A transfer system for manufacturing molded parts of plastic by means of a plastic injection device is provided. The transfer system includes, a mold which can be opened via a mold separating surface; first and second injection stations formed in the mold; and a plurality of mold bars which are compatible with first and second injection stations. The pre-molded parts are manufactured in the first injection station and initially remain on the corresponding mold bar before being brought into the second injection station for molding a second workpiece section onto the pre-molded parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Pfeifer, Andreas Reuschenbach, Hermann Frey
  • Patent number: 8678811
    Abstract: An apparatus for taking out a molded product that can effectively suppress peeling of a cured adhesive applied to fix a fiber-reinforced plastic shaped material to each of a pair of opposed sidewalls of an elevating shaft, the sidewalls being opposite each other in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the elevating shaft. A fiber-reinforced section of the fiber-reinforced plastic shaped material is formed of a plurality of warp threads and a plurality of weft threads, which are disposed on a surface of the sidewalls of the elevating shaft such that the plurality of warp threads are juxtaposed in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the elevating shaft and extend in the axial direction and the plurality of weft threads are juxtaposed in the axial direction and extend in a direction intersecting the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Yushin Precision Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Yoshiyuki Tokuyama
  • Patent number: 8651845
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for injection molding a plastic molded part onto a functional part so as to form a multi-component part has an injection mold which has a mold opening for receiving the functional part. The injection mold (5) itself has at least three mold plates (6a, 6b, 6c) which can be adjusted between a closed injection position and a processing position with the mold plates spaced apart from one another in each case. A functional part carrier (13), which can be positioned between a functional part store (12) and a first opening region (7a) between two mold plates (6b, 6c) in the processing position thereof, is provided for transferring the functional parts (3) from the functional part store (12) to one of the mold plates (6c), and a withdrawal gripper (19) is provided for withdrawing the multi-component part (4) from a second opening region (7b) between two mold plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Zahoransky AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Kaczmarek
  • Patent number: 8622727
    Abstract: A device and a method for portioning food, in particular meat, into portions with a predetermined weight and/or predetermined thickness are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Schill, Hartmut Ilch
  • Patent number: 8622733
    Abstract: An exemplary ejection mechanism includes a first plate and a second plate opposite to the first plate, an ejector plate, ejectors, an actuator with a driving shaft, and a drive mechanism. The ejector plate and the drive mechanism are located between the first plate and the second plate. The ejection mechanism further defines first through holes which pass through the first plate and the second plate. The ejector plate defines a second through hole which is coaxial with the first through holes. The ejector extends from the ejecting plate to the first plate and aligns with the ejector hole of the first plate. The drive mechanism links with the driving shaft and the ejector plate, and the actuator drives the ejector plate between the first plate and the second plate via a drive mechanism, which makes the ejector eject or retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8608470
    Abstract: A holding member can be made to move up and down with long strokes by means of short vertical strokes so that the overall arrangement can be downsized and lightweight. Additionally, the holding member can be held to a constant attitude and the overall arrangement can be simplified to reduce the cost. A swing arm is adapted to be swung between the metal mold of a resin molding machine and the outside of the resin molding machine by means of a rotary shaft rotating in response to a vertical motion of an elevating body relative to a vertical frame and, at the same time, a fitting member is adapted to be driven to rotate in response to the swinging motion of the swing arm in order to control the attitude of a vertical arm so as to make its axial line aligned with the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Star Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoji Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20130292292
    Abstract: A kit and method for compounding medicated treats for pet animals includes a first compound, a second compound, a mold assembly, and a blister pack subkit. The first compound includes an edible binding agent for the medicated treat. The second compound includes a nutritional supplement. The first compound and the second compound are admixed together with an auxiliary ingredient, which admixture is formed into the medicated treats using the mold assembly. The mold assembly includes at least a mold plate, a base plate, and a pair of mold clamps. The kit may also include an extractor to facilitate removal of medicated treats from the mold assembly. The blister pack subkit includes a blister pack for receiving the medicated treats, and an adhesive backing for sealing the medicated treats within the blister pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: MEDISCA PHARMACEUTIQUE INC.
    Inventors: Antonio Dos Santos, Panagiota Danopoulos
  • Patent number: 8535745
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed for manufacturing slices of sausages that appear to have been cut from a conventional round sausage log at an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Del Monte Corporation
    Inventors: Davor Juravic, Yomayra Alvarez, Oscar Ortiz, Dwayne P. McDowell, II, Geoffrey Chase Thornhill, Mark P. Donatucci, Franjo Baltorinic
  • Publication number: 20130156881
    Abstract: A patty-displacing end portion is provided for a plunger for a food patty-molding apparatus, the apparatus comprising an apparatus frame, a mold plate, the plunger and a heating element. The mold plate has at least one cavity and is mounted to move with respect to the frame in a direction to position the cavity between a fill position wherein the cavity is filled with food product material to form a molded patty, and a molded patty knockout position. The plunger is arranged to move vertically into the cavity to dislodge or knock the olded patty out of the cavity. The plunger has a body and raised formations or standoffs extending down from the body, the raised formations being numbered and positioned to be spread out over the body. The number and position of the raised formations provides a decreased contact pressure on the patty being dislodged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: FORMAX, INC. AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: FORMAX, INC. AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8444409
    Abstract: An ejector apparatus for an injection molding machine, includes ejector pins mounted to a movable ejector plate and drivable by a drive device for ejecting injection molded parts from a cavity of an injection molding tool. The ejector plate is displaceable by the drive device with a given normal ejector force acting on an injection molded part. There is provided a reinforcing mechanism which, when there is a jammed injection molded part, reinforces the ejector force acting on the injection molded part to an increased additional ejector force for ejecting the jammed injection molded part above the given normal ejector force which can be or is made available by the drive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Engel Austria GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Eppich
  • Patent number: 8425217
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes a mold cavity (26), an ejector pin (30), and a sensor (42). The ejector pin has a first surface (48) exposed to the cavity and a second surface (40) not exposed to the cavity. The sensor (42) is in communicative contact with the ejector pin second surface (40). The sensor (42) is capable of sensing pressure in a mold cavity (26) through the ejector pin (30). The molding apparatus may include a hollow ejector pin (108) with a first end (120) facing the mold cavity (26). A sensor (104) embedded in the hollow ejector pin first end (120) senses a mold cavity parameter. A signal line (112) from the sensor (104) is routed through the hollow ejector pin (108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Rodney J. Groleau
  • Patent number: 8398912
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for removing a plurality of molded articles from respective molds each having an external molding surface oriented according to a mold axis (X), said molds (12) being arranged with their axis (X) parallel. The apparatus comprises a plurality of pairs of jaws (4,6), each corresponding to a respective mold (12) and including a first jaw (4) and an opposed second jaw (6) which are moveable with respect to the respective mold (12) according to a first relative motion, between an open position wherein the jaws (4, 6) are spaced apart from the mold (;12) and a closed position wherein the jaws (4, 6) engage the mold (12), and a substantially axial second relative motion, wherein the pair of jaws (4,6) is slidably displaced along the mold axis (X) so as to remove it from the mold (12). The jaws (4, 6), for the first relative motion, are linearly moveable in parallel directions which are radial to the respective mold axis (X).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Capsugel Belgium NV
    Inventors: Francies Petrus Joseph Goossens, Dominique Suzanne Fran├žois Surinx, Stefaan Jaak Vanquickenborne
  • Patent number: 8371016
    Abstract: An assembling method of an injection mold includes the steps of: disposing guide rods and a ejection pin plate on a punch template; inserting guide bushes into the ejection pin plate; inserting ejection pins respectively into the ejection pin plate and the punch template; fastening a ejection pin fixing plate to the ejection pin plate; fastening a die fixing plate and spacer plates to the punch template, and inserting the other ends of the guide rods into the die fixing plate; and disposing a press plate into the die fixing plate, and fastening the guide rods to the die fixing plate by tightening screws. The assembling method set the guide rods first o achieve a positioning function before ejection pin plate is assembled, and thereby capable of effectively eliminating the problems of deformation of the ejection pin plate, breaking of the ejection pin, and abrasion occurring in the return stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-ming Li, Xiao-ping Wu, Shih-hsiung Ho
  • Patent number: 8349240
    Abstract: An injection mold and a cooperating molding system and method that allows for the parting line of a molded vehicle bumper fascia to be hidden within the wheel arch portion thereof. The invention contemplates two different mold designs for producing such a parting line: a double-lifter design and a collapsing slide core design. The bumper fascia remains in the cavity portion of the mold after molding due to the presence of undercuts in the mold cavity. A robotic part removal device is used to remove the molded bumper fascia from the mold cavity after mold opening. The part removal device is adapted to temporarily deform the bumper fascia in the wheel arch flange areas thereof to facilitate its removal from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 8308472
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing or handling a substantially pure object includes shielding the substantially pure object from the environment by substantially enveloping the object in a fluid. A system for manufacturing a substantially pure object includes a mold for forming the object, and a machine adapted to remove the object from the mold. The machine includes a handling device for gripping the object and removing it from the mold. The handling device includes at least one nozzle through which fluid is delivered to substantially envelope the object during, for example, removal of the object from the mold. The object may be a medical object, such as a syringe, or a component or part thereof, such as a syringe barrel or plunger. In a preferred aspect, a molding process is conducted in a room exhibiting less than Class 100 conditions and/or in such a way that the object does not need to be subsequently cleaned or rinsed, as by air or water washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Transcoject GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jochen Heinz
  • Patent number: 8267684
    Abstract: A mold comprising a core plate receiving a core insert, a cavity plate receiving a cavity insert and an ejection mechanism configured to eject the core insert is disclosed. The core insert defines a first molding surface and the cavity insert defines a second molding surface cooperating with the first molding surface. The ejection mechanism comprises a top plate, a bottom plate, an ejection rod and a gasket. The ejection rod includes a first end in contact with the core insert in the core plate and an opposing second end fixed with the top plate, the bottom plate and the gasket by the fastener and the locating piece. The top plate drives the ejection rod to eject the core insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Huang
  • Publication number: 20120231132
    Abstract: A diagonal knock out system that is designed to remove mold food portions from a mold plate in a direction other than vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Tournour, Richard A. Payne
  • Patent number: 8241028
    Abstract: An exemplary mold includes a core plate receiving a core insert, a cavity plate receiving a cavity insert, and an ejection mechanism for ejecting the core insert. The core insert defines a first molding surface, and the cavity insert defines a second molding surface cooperating with the first molding surface. The ejection mechanism includes a top plate, a bottom plate, and an ejection member fixed to the top plate. The ejection member includes an ejection rod and an ejection head. The ejection rod includes a first rod, and a first engaging body forming a protrusion facing toward the first rod. The ejection head includes a second rod, a second engaging body defining a recess facing toward the second rod, and an ejection portion engaged with the core insert. The protrusion is movably engaged in the recess, so that if the ejection rod goes off-axis, the core insert can stay on-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 8221659
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasing a molded lens from a deformable mold includes a shear ring for temporarily retaining an annular portion of the deformable mold outside a periphery of the lens and a plunger for deforming an annular section of the deformable mold within the periphery of the lens. The apparatus can be employed to release a non-hydrated hydrogel lens from a deformable mold section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Beebe, William J. Seyboth, Raymond Walker, Sanjay Rastogi, Mahendra P. Nandu, James Vermeire, Wen Jin
  • Patent number: 8215942
    Abstract: A mold comprises a core plate receiving a core insert, a cavity plate receiving a cavity insert and an ejection mechanism configured to eject the core insert. The core insert defines a first molding surface and the cavity insert defines a second molding surface cooperating with the first molding surface. The ejection mechanism includes a top plate; a sleeve fastening to the core plate and an ejection member to eject the core. The ejection member including an ejection rod and an ejection head slidably received in the sleeve. The ejection rod includes a main rod fastened to the top plate, a connecting body, and an engaging body. The ejection head includes an ejection portion and an engaging portion defining an engaging hole, a slot, and an opening, wherein the connecting body extends through the slot causing the engaging body to engage with the engaging hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Huang
  • Publication number: 20120100240
    Abstract: A mold ejection device includes a main body, at least one first ejection mechanism and at least one second ejection mechanism. The main body includes one first receiving recess and one second receiving recess defined in two opposite surfaces of the main body, respectfully. The first ejection mechanism is assembled and received within the first receiving recess. The first ejection mechanism includes a first piston slidably assembled within the first receiving recess and a first ejector fixed to the first piston. A distal end of the first ejector faces toward and slidably passes through the first surface. The second ejection mechanism has substantially the same structure as the first ejection mechanism and is slidably assembled and received within the second receiving recess. An injection molding machine using the mold ejection device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD .
    Inventors: MI-CHIEN CHEN, SHIEN-CHENG KUO, GANG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20120088004
    Abstract: A mold includes upper and lower mold members, an upper-side slider pushing member, a slider, and an ejector rod. The upper-side slider pushing member is secured on the upper mold member. The lower mold member defines a movement space. The slider is slidably mounted on the lower mold member, and forms outer and inner angled surfaces. The ejector rod is movably mounted on the lower mold member. The ejector rod extends into the movement space and is driven by the push bar. The ejector rod and the upper-side slider pushing member are respectively engageable and thus pushing the inner and outer angled surfaces of the slider to cause the slider to slide on the lower mold member. The mold keeps the slider in a closed state while the mold is being opened, thereby preventing molded products from sticking to an upper mold member and saving internal space for the sliders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventors: XIAO-PING WU, Shih-hsiung Ho, Kun-hsueh Chiang