Mold Opening And Closing Means And Segmented Female Mold Patents (Class 425/450.1)
  • Patent number: 11135746
    Abstract: A rapid mold replacing device for use in molding machine comprises: a molding machine, including a machine table defined with an operating zone and an open space adjacently arranged; a carrier, disposed on the machine table and allowing a mold to be positioned thereon, driven by a transmission mechanism, thereby capable of being moved and positioned between the operating zone and the open space; and an open/close driving mechanism, including a pair of moveable plates oppositely disposed and arranged at two sides of the operating zone, wherein the pair of moveable plates are driven by the open/close driving mechanism, thereby forming an opening/closing motion; two sides of the mold are respectively disposed with a lateral plate at a location adjacent to each of the moveable plates, and at least one locking mechanism is disposed between the lateral plate and the moveable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Tsai-Shun Chang
  • Patent number: 10814532
    Abstract: A resin-molding device capable of preventing a resin-molded product from being non-uniform in thickness. A resin-molding device includes: a first and second platen (outside-loaded platen) which are two plate-shaped members arranged parallel to each other to allow a molding die to be arranged in a die arrangement section which is a central region between the platens; a force applier (toggle link and tie bars) for applying a force to the platens from loading points located outside the die arrangement section; a heating mechanism (lower and upper heater plates) provided between the outside-loaded platen and the molding die; and a heat-insulating member (lower and upper heat-insulating members) formed by a plurality of elastic pillar members arranged between the outside-loaded platen and the heating mechanism, the pillar members configured so that the amount of deformation of each pillar member increases from the center of the die arrangement section toward the loading point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshito Okunishi, Shinji Takase, Kazuki Kawakubo
  • Patent number: 10814538
    Abstract: An injection moulding tool with at least one cavity for producing thin-walled, container-like injection-moulded products, in particular cups, tubes, tube heads, vials, bottle blanks or syringes. The injection moulding tool comprises a die holding plate, which has at least one cavity-forming die; a core holding plate, which has at least one core unit with a cavity-forming core; at least one stripping ring for stripping the injection-moulded product off the at least one core, with the at least one stripping ring arranged between the core holding plate and the die holding plate; and at least one adjustable core centring device for the fine alignment of the at least one core in the at least one die. The stripping ring is held in a floating manner in a stripping plate, which is arranged between the die holding plate and the core holding plate; and the at least one adjustable core centring device is arranged between the core unit and the core holding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FOSTAG FORMENBAU AG
    Inventor: Rolf Mühlemann
  • Patent number: 10792847
    Abstract: Provided is an injection molding machine (1) including a plasticizing unit (2), an injection unit (3), a communication path (5a) configured to communicate therebetween and having an opening (5b) on the plasticizing unit side which is located on an axis of the screw (21), and a backflow prevention mechanism part (6) configured to close and open the opening on the plasticizing unit side by advancing and retreating the screw (21) in the axial direction, wherein the backflow prevention mechanism part (6) includes a tapered wedge portion (61) having an inclined surface (61a), a driving portion (63) which moves the wedge portion in the forward and backward directions, and a pressing member which is pressed against the inclined surface (61a) by forward movement of the wedge portion and moves the screw toward the opening on the plasticizing unit side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SODICK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10479015
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of manufacturing a container in a blowing mould, the blown container having a neck and a bottom aligned along a longitudinal axis and being enclosed within a blowing mould, the blowing mould comprising two side halves which are in contact with each other along a joint plane when the blowing mould is in a closed position, the blown container having at least one transverse dimension in a longitudinal cross-section including the longitudinal axis, characterized in that the method comprises a step of moving apart the two side halves of the blowing mould along a substantially transverse direction, the two side halves being moved apart from the joint plane over an overall distance that is less than the greatest transverse dimension of the blown container and that enables extraction of the blown container from the blowing mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Klaus Hartwig
  • Patent number: 10384383
    Abstract: The present invention provides a movable platen support apparatus which, with a linear guide having a minimum necessary load rating, can secure a sufficient traveling life of the linear guide and, in addition, can secure the rigidity of the linear guide which is necessary and sufficient taking into consideration a moment that acts on a movable platen. A movable platen support apparatus 40 according to the present invention includes a guide mechanism which movably engages a rail 41 extending on a frame 11 in the direction of movement of a movable platen 16, to which a movable mold 19 is to be mounted, and which movably supports the movable platen 16. The guide mechanism includes a linear guide 42 composed of blocks 42a to 42d arranged in a line, in which at least one of the blocks 42a to 42d, e.g. the blocks 42b, 42c, has a load rating which differs from the load rating(s) of the other block(s), e.g. the blocks 42a, 42d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki Kitta, Noriyuki Sasaki, Masato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10350874
    Abstract: A 5D printer, which additively manufactures an object, includes an extruder that can move linearly along three orthogonal axes and rotationally around at least one of the axes with respect to the object while depositing a material. A gantry is movable along X, Y and Z axes, and a trunnion table movable about A and B axes is mounted on the gantry. A platen is mounted on the trunnion table, and the extruder deposits the material on the platen while moving the gantry and trunnion table. A model of the object is analyzed to produce a stress tensor for the object, and the depositing is according to the stress tensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: William Yerazunis, John C Barnwell, III, Joseph Katz, Dirk Brinkman
  • Patent number: 10016926
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of manufacturing a container in a blowing mold, the blown container (22; 72; 82) having a neck and a bottom aligned along a longitudinal axis (A) and being enclosed within a blowing mold (12; 70; 80), the blowing mold comprising two side halves (12a, 12b; 70a, 70b; 80a; 80b) which are in contact with each other along a joint plane (P) when the blowing mold is in a closed position, the blown container having at least one transverse dimension in a longitudinal cross-section including the longitudinal axis, characterized in that the method comprises a step of moving apart the two side halves (12a, 12b; 70a, 70b; 80a; 80b) of the blowing mold along a substantially transverse direction, the two side halves being moved apart from the joint plane (P) over an overall distance that is less than the greatest transverse dimension of the blown container and that enables extraction of the blown container from the blowing mold (12; 70; 80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Klaus Hartwig
  • Patent number: 9840034
    Abstract: A mold for producing a vehicle bumper fascia and methods for releasing the bumper fascia are provided. The mold includes a core mold half having a primary mold core. A first movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the primary mold core. A second movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the first movable mold core. A third movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the second movable mold core. Portions of the primary mold core and the movable mold cores together define cavities for forming the mounting rib, a wing portion, and a wheel well flange of the bumper fascia. Methods of releasing the bumper fascia include the steps of providing the mold, disengaging the movable mold cores from each other and from the primary mold core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Fujiwara, Rikiya Suwa, Chad Wojniak, Takashi Abe, Youhei Mizukami
  • Patent number: 9738020
    Abstract: A mold clamping mechanism includes a fixed platen and a movable platen. The fixed platen includes upper and lower, left and right through-holes through which extend tie-bars, and a cutout that extends transversely through the through-holes and divides the through-holes into mold-side holes and opposite-mold-side holes. The fixed platen is divided by the cutout into a mold-side part and an opposite-mold-side part. The mold-side part is provided with main leg parts connected to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Murata, Kimiaki Shioiri, Tatsuhiko Nishizawa, Isamu Yamaguchi, Kazunori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9636859
    Abstract: A lock assembly for releasably coupling a platen to a tie bar of an injection molding machine includes first and second lock nut segments translatable in a transverse between locked and unlocked positions for respectively engaging and disengaging the tie bar, and a carrier assembly for coupling the lock nut segments to the platen. The carrier assembly provides a slide surface for slidably supporting the lock nut segments during the translation of the lock nut segments between the locked and unlocked positions, and the carrier assembly resiliently supports the slide surface for axial movement of the slide surface with the lock nut segments between an unloaded position in which the lock nut segments are spaced away from the platen by a clearance gap, and a loaded position in which the lock nut segments bear against the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ATHENA AUTOMATION LTD.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schad, Carsten Link
  • Patent number: 9566732
    Abstract: A mold-clamping mechanism in which top and bottom tie bars extend between a pressure-receiving platen and a fixed platen fixed to a bed, a movable platen is movably attached to the tie bars, a toggle link extends between the movable platen and the pressure-receiving platen, the movable platen is moved toward the fixed platen by the toggle link, and a mold is clamped by the movable platen and the fixed platen. The pressure-receiving platen includes a bottom part surrounding a central cavity, and a ceiling part for joining respective top ends of left and right wall parts provided upright from both ends of the bottom part. An opening via which the cavity communicates with the outside is provided to the bottom part and the ceiling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiaki Shioiri, Atsushi Murata, Tatsuhiko Nishizawa, Isamu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9370893
    Abstract: In the process of closing a blow cavity split mold 14, a roller 32 is allowed to directly contact a bottom surface 38 of a guide block 36 and roll thereon. Thus, the mold clamping movement of the blow cavity split mold 14 is guided, without clearance from the guide block 36. Consequently, the upward movement of the blow cavity split mold 14 is regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daizaburo Takehana
  • Patent number: 9044885
    Abstract: A device for blow-molding containers including a structure and a platform mounted to rotate on the structure about an axis of rotation. The platform is provided with blower members and with molds that are mounted under the blower members, each of which includes a stationary mold portion and a movable mold portion that is movable in pivoting by a control device between an open position and a closed position for the mold. The device includes blocking members for blocking the molds in the closed state, each blocking member including a strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Serac Group
    Inventor: Andre Graffin
  • Patent number: 8939754
    Abstract: A curved surface forming device for an adjustable segmented mold board with square rams, consisting of an upper group and a lower group of adjustable molds (4) whose height can be adjusted, and a loading mechanism. The adjustable molds (4) are arranged in the loading mechanism and at least one group of adjustable molds (4) can move up and down under the drive of the loading mechanism. The upper group and the lower group of the adjustable molds (4) are respectively provided with M×N and (M?1)×(N?1) square rams (1) capable of swinging. The upper and the lower square rams (1) are arranged in an interlaced manner in both transverse and longitudinal directions. The square rams (1) are composed of a square plate (a) and the sphere (b) with the pressure imposition surface being a plane or a curved surface. The curved surface forming device can eliminate the crumpling and deformation generated in the board punching, reduce dents and improve processing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Shandong Surele Machinery Company Limited
    Inventors: Chengfang Wang, Hetong Jiao, Yong Hu, Canyong Zhang, Jixian Li, Zhengyong Fan, Ping Yuan, Junwei Ma, Zuquan Xiang, Yunsheng Mao, Peiyong Li
  • Patent number: 8876999
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for providing a flexible shape low volume autoclave are disclosed. In one embodiment, an autoclave includes an elongated pressure vessel that is sealed on both ends and has a circumferential joint between a first portion and a second portion. The autoclave further includes the portions defining an interior configured for accepting an elongated part, the joint being configured to create an angle between the portions and further creating an opening with a seal, the opening facilitating an insertion of the part into the interior, and the seal enabling pressurization of the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Sergey D. Barmichev, Max U. Kismarton, Stephen T. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140306376
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising elongated first and second moulds (2,3) extending in parallel, a drive mechanism (4) to move said second mould in relation to said first mould, from a first position to a second position so as to form a mould assembly, and a transport system comprising a movable part (5) movable along the first mould and/or the second mould and supported by an elongated intermediate support member (7) located between the moulds, the intermediate support member moving from a support position in which it supports the movable part, to a non-interference position in which interference with the moulds and/or the mould drive mechanism is avoided when said second mould is moved from the first position to the second position, the transport system comprising a securing device (71, 84, 83, 83a, 83b, 831, 83e) for locking the intermediate support member in the support position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Raul Garcia Tapia, Chris Davey
  • 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: 8821144
    Abstract: An alignment interlock for reciprocating tooling that includes a female lock having a central engagement area and a corresponding male lock having a profile shaped to matingly engage with the central engagement area. A plurality of particle rings are preferably formed on an engagement surface of the profile and an engagement ramp having a polished, radiused lead-in is preferably formed at a leading edge of the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Components International Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Starkey, Kenneth Rumore
  • Patent number: 8814558
    Abstract: A mold part is provided. The mold part includes a surface with a mold opening, a first arm with a connecting means for connecting a first pulley, the first arm being pivotably attached to a first attachment point of the mold part, a second arm with a connecting means for connecting a second pulley, the second arm being pivotably attached to a second attachment point of the mold part, wherein the second arm is arranged to be locked in at least two different turning positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Karsten Schibsbye
  • Patent number: 8814552
    Abstract: Breakage of the actuator moving the movable platen in the clamping device of an injection molder is prevented. The clamping device includes a movable platen shifting device increasing and decreasing a horizontal distance between the movable platen (3) and the fixed platen (2). It includes an actuator (41), a clevis pin connecting the actuator (41) and the movable platen (3), a clevis pin holding part holding a central axis of the clevis pin perpendicular to a moving direction of the movable platen (3), and a clevis pin connecting part that connects the actuator (41) and the clevis pin. The clevis pin connecting part is a supporting structure rotating with the clevis pin. The clevis pin connecting part is supported by the movable platen (3). The clevis pin, the clevis pin connecting part, and the front end of the actuator are aligned in a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Saburo Fujita, Naoki Kato
  • Patent number: 8784718
    Abstract: The curing press (2) for a tire blank comprises: a trough (4), a cover (6) connected to the trough by means of sliding guide members (8), the cover and the trough each being pivotably mounted on these members. The cover (6) is, moreover, pivotably mounted on an axle (24) guided slidably with respect to the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Patrick Riffault
  • Patent number: 8770966
    Abstract: A mold assembly comprises a first (1) and a second mold part (2) said mold assembly further comprising a hinge mechanism optionally detachably connected to the two mold parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventor: Karsten Schibsbye
  • Patent number: 8727764
    Abstract: A blade mould assembly with lockdown mechanism for opening, closing or clamping blade mould assemblies is provided. The blade mould assembly includes a top mould portion, a bottom mould portion, and a lockdown mechanism. The lockdown mechanism includes an upper frame coupled to the top mould portion including an upper bearing device, a clamping pin extending substantially horizontally in the upper bearing device, and a lower frame coupled to the bottom mould portion. The lower frame includes a lower bearing device adapted to engage the under bearing device, a protractile rod, a latching element coupled to the protractile rod including a pivoting component, an inward clamping side, and an outward sliding side wherein the outward clamping side includes a pivoting recess and the inward clamping side includes a clamping recess. A guiding pin extends substantially horizontally in the pivoting recess when the protractile rod is fully extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Tecsis Tecnologia e Sistemas Avancados S.A.
    Inventors: Leo Ossanai, Bernard Rossire
  • Patent number: 8691038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a molded article (e.g., 141) from first and second heated and thermoformable thermoplastic sheets (75, 78), which are each respectively formed in situ from first and second thermoplastic compositions (e.g., by means of extrusion). The heated first and second thermoformable sheets are each drawn by reduced pressure into contour matching contact with the interior mold surfaces (14, 32) of separate first and second mold portions (11, 29), so as to form separate first and second profiled thermoplastic sheets (129, 144) within the separate mold portions. The first and second mold portions (11, 29) are positioned towards each other (e.g., together) so as to bring into contact and fuse together contact portions (159, 163) of the first and second profiled thermoplastic sheets (129, 144). Fusion between the contacted contact portions (159, 163) is achieved by means of (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: LRM Industries International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale E. Polk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8632334
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for blow molding an article wherein a parison is positioned between substantially opposed mold closures. The opposed mold closures and at least one other mold closure are advanced, wherein the at least one other mold closure is advanced into abutment with at least one of another of the substantially opposed mold closures, and another of the at least one other mold closure. Thereafter, a gas may be injected within the interior of the parison to form a molded article, the mold closures retracted along their respective axes, and the molded article removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Harald Knueppel, Steve L. Toth
  • Publication number: 20130277886
    Abstract: A mold for producing a vehicle bumper fascia and methods for releasing the bumper fascia are provided. The mold includes a core mold half having a primary mold core. A first movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the primary mold core. A second movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the first movable mold core. A third movable mold core is slidingly engaged to the second movable mold core. Portions of the primary mold core and the movable mold cores together define cavities for forming the mounting rib, a wing portion, and a wheel well flange of the bumper fascia. Methods of releasing the bumper fascia include the steps of providing the mold, disengaging the movable mold cores from each other and from the primary mold core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Fujiwara, Rikiya Suwa, Chad Wojniak, Takashi Abe, Youhei Mizukami
  • Patent number: 8506286
    Abstract: A tool closing system for plastic blow molding machines comprises a drive base plate, a front mold clamping plate and a rear mold clamping plate positioned between the front clamping plate and the base plate. The base plate, front clamping plate, and rear clamping plate are shiftably arranged on guides which are mounted on a carriage. A drive device is fastened to the base plate and comprises an extensible and retractable drive rod which is articulated to the rear clamping plate for force transmission without bending moment. Two substantially C-shaped or U-shaped frame elements are arranged side by side in parallel with the guides. Each have a substantially horizontally extending central web and two substantially vertically extending webs. A respective one of the two vertical webs is articulated to the base plate and the other vertical web is articulated to the front clamping plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH
    Inventors: Ullrich Hennemann, Detlef Müller, Andreas Böhm
  • Patent number: 8444410
    Abstract: Mold (10) for a blow-molding machine, for molding thermoplastic containers, the mold (10) comprising several mold parts having centering features (36, 38, 50) and complementarily-shaped centering features (40, 42, 44), said centering features (36, 38, 50) and complementarily-shaped centering features (40, 42, 44) being capable of cooperating with one another, characterized in that at least a portion of at least one of the centering features (36, 38, 50) and complementarily-shaped centering features (40, 42, 44) is made or tin anti-friction composite material so as to avoid lubrication thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventor: Jean-Christophe Langlois
  • Patent number: 8431068
    Abstract: A process for producing thermoplastic containers (13) extrudes a plastic tube into opened movable mold parts (5, 7, 9). The main mold parts (7) form the container main part (18). The bottom parts are closed to close and weld the tube bottom end. The tube (3) is widened by a pressure gradient acting on it, forcing the tube against the wall of the mold parts (7, 9) to form the container. The mold parts are then moved into the position to open the mold for removal of the formed container (13). The container bottom is made in the form of a cup-like bottom part (19) axially extending into the container main part (18) by the bottom part being everted into the interior of the container (13) to form a bottom elevation (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Publication number: 20130056909
    Abstract: Slab gel cassettes for use in electrophoretic analyses of biologically-derived mixtures are equipped with features that prevent the plastic walls of the cassettes from bowing outward when gels retained within the cassettes swell, as gels typically do during casting, storage, or both. In certain embodiments, these features are incorporated into, or mate with, the comb-shaped inserts that form the sample wells as the gels are being cast. In other embodiments, these features are complementary features incorporated into both the comb and the cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Cory Panattoni, Matthew Latham, Kara Kimmel, John Walker
  • Publication number: 20130022703
    Abstract: A translating die apparatus and method for forming a piece of material into a part having complex contours. The translating die apparatus may comprise upper and lower mounts, fixed upper and lower dies fixed to the upper and lower mounts, respectively, and movable upper and lower dies translatably coupled with the mounts and configured to translate laterally toward and away from the fixed upper and lower dies. The piece of material may be placed between the upper and lower dies and one of the mounts may be actuated toward another of the mounts to sandwich the piece of material between the upper and lower dies. Simultaneously, the movable upper and lower dies may translate toward the fixed upper and lower dies, until the movable and fixed dies abut each other when the upper and lower dies are fully pressing the piece of material therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Blaise F. Bergmann, Michael C. Dowling, Mark S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8281714
    Abstract: For collecting fine particles from fume generated in the process of thermal cutting or welding of a metal material and solidifying them, a fume disposal system comprises a fume introducing chamber 25 which is connected to a cutting machine body through a suction duct 2 and into which suctioned fume is introduced; a bug filter 24 for separating and collecting fine particles from the fume introduced into the fume introducing chamber 25; a hopper 22 for storing the separated, collected fine particles; a screw conveyor for conveying the fine particles stored in the hopper 22 to a molding chamber; and a pressurizing device 38 for pressurizing the fine particles fed into the molding chamber to reduce the volume thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Komatsu Industries Corporation, Shinkogiken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Satoshi Ohnishi, Takahiro Hata, Yukihiro Ishikuri
  • Patent number: 8213163
    Abstract: A tilting portable electronic device includes a housing, a cover, at least one supporting rod and at least one telescoping bar. The at least one supporting rod rotatably connects to the housing and the cover; the at least one telescoping bar rotatably connects to the housing and the cover. The telescoping bar includes at least two bushing sections, the two bushing sections retractably connect each other. When the cover is opened relative to the housing, the telescoping bar expands and rotates and the supporting rod rotates until the telescoping bar and the supporting rod cooperatively support one end of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8197744
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for blow molding an article wherein a parison is positioned between substantially opposed mold closures. The opposed mold closures and at least one other mold closure are advanced, wherein the at least one other mold closure is advanced into abutment with at least one of another of the substantially opposed mold closures, and another of the at least one other mold closure. Thereafter, a gas may be injected within the interior of the parison to form a molded article, the mold closures retracted along their respective axes, and the molded article removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Harald Knueppel, Steve L. Toth
  • Patent number: 8167605
    Abstract: An assembly and related process for mass producing a resin coated article including an input line transporting a plurality of inserts and an output line removing the resin coated articles. One or more mold supporting and closed loop conveyor lines extend between the input and output lines, the conveyor line including a mold assembly line and an empty mold return line. A first lift and transfer mechanism communicates between the input line and mold assembly line for collecting, in succession, an insert and an upper mold half for installation with a lower mold half supported upon the assembly line. A mixing and dispensing station communicates with each mold in succession to fill an interior thereof with a viscous and curable resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Oria Collapsibles, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel Linares
  • Patent number: 8167602
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool (3) for compacting a sintered component or a powder for the sintered component, with a clamping element (10) and a compacting element (11) which can be radially adjusted in terms of its dimensions, with a contact surface for the sintered component or powder, which has a surface complementing the surface of the sintered component to be produced, and the clamping element (10) has an oblique first surface (12) and the compacting element (11) has an oblique second surface (13) complementing it, and the first and the second oblique surface (12, 13) co-operate in order to prise apart and open or make smaller the compacting element (11), and the clamping element (10) and/or the compacting element (11) can be displaced in the axial direction, and a support element (9) is provided if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Miba Sinter Austria GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Hartner
  • Publication number: 20120093964
    Abstract: A mould clamping system (1,101) for a mould (2,102) having a first half part and a second half part includes a first portion (4,104) and a second portion (5,105) coupled to the first and second half parts of the mould (2,102) respectively. The first portion (4,104) is provided with a first engaging part (41,141), and the second portion has a second engaging part (6,106) which is movable, by means of a predetermined actuating means (7,107), between a first operating position where the second engaging part (6,106) is engaged with the first engaging part (41,141), and a second rest position where the second engaging part (6,106) is disengaged with the first engaging part (41,141). The clamping system (1,101) of the present invention eliminates the labor of installing the clamping systems, and ensures sufficient clamping force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: SUZHOU RED MAPLE WIND BLADE MOULD CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gabriel Mironov
  • Patent number: 8092211
    Abstract: A vertical type injection molding machine includes a fixed mold, a movable body, a lift mechanism, a plurality of weights, and a plurality of pulleys is provided. The fixed mold is supported by a support frame provided on a base. The movable body includes a movable mold. The movable mold is approached to and moved away from the fixed mold. The lift mechanism lifts and lowers the movable body, thereby causing the movable mold to approach and move away from the fixed mold. The weights function as a counterweight of the movable body. The total weight of the weights is the same as the weight of the movable body. Each weight is coupled to the movable body by a wire. The pulleys are provided in an upper portion of the support frame. One of the wires is placed over each pulley. Each wire connects the corresponding weight to the movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunji Tachikawa, Munehiro Takagi, Mineo Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20110300254
    Abstract: A curved surface forming device for an adjustable segmented mold board with square rams, consisting of an upper group and a lower group of adjustable molds (4) whose height can be adjusted, and a loading mechanism. The adjustable molds (4) are arranged in the loading mechanism and at least one group of adjustable molds (4) can move up and down under the drive of the loading mechanism. The upper group and the lower group of the adjustable molds (4) are respectively provided with M×N and (M?1)×(N?1) square rams (1) capable of swinging. The upper and the lower square rams (1) are arranged in an interlaced manner in both transverse and longitudinal directions. The square rams (1) are composed of a square plate (a) and the sphere (b) with the pressure imposition surface being a plane or a curved surface. The curved surface forming device can eliminate the crumpling and deformation generated in the board punching, reduce dents and improve processing quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: TAIAN SURELE HYDRAULIC EQUPIMENTS MANUFACTORY
    Inventors: Chengfang Wang, Hetong Jiao, Yong Hu, Canyong Zhang, Jixian Li, Zhengyong Fan, Ping Yuan, Junwei Ma, Zuquan Xiang, Yunsheng Mao, Peiyong Li
  • Patent number: 8047833
    Abstract: An injection mold for molding a lens barrel is disclosed. The injection mold includes a female die, a male die and a screw die. The female die and the male die are correspondingly connected to two ends of the screw die. The female die, the male die and the screw die cooperatively define a mold cavity. The female die includes a female die plate and a female die core protruding from the female die plate. The male die includes a male die plate and a male die core protruding from the male die plate. The male die defines a through hole passing through the male die plate and the male die core. An air gap is formed between the distal ends of female die core and the male die core, the air gap is communicated with the mold cavity and the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Chun Chang
  • Publication number: 20110227253
    Abstract: A metal mold for molding a lens cover can be provided without increasing the size of the metal mold or the production costs so as to prevent deterioration of production efficiency while also preventing any unfilled area or a thin thickness portion of a resin material from being formed in a final product. Also provided is a method for producing a lens cover utilizing such a metal mold. The metal mold can have a stationary mold, a movable mold and a slidable mold between them. A cavity for molding a lens sealing portion can be formed between the stationary mold and the movable mold, and the slidable mold can have a projection portion projecting into the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: AKIYASU KOSHIBA
  • Patent number: 7988441
    Abstract: An optical element manufacturing apparatus is provided with a fixed side metal mold 5 attached to a fixed platen 1, and a movable side metal mold 6 attached to a movable platen 2. The fixed side metal mold 5 and the movable side metal mold 6 are clamped by bringing both platens 1 and 2 close to each other. In the clamped status, a molding material is injected into a molding cavity between the both metal molds and an optical element is produced. A taper recessed section 11a and a taper protruding section 21a, provided on the fixed side metal mold 5 and the movable side metal mold 6 respectively, fit each other. The movable side metal mold 6 provides a friction mechanism section 23 which permits the metal mold to shift within a plane perpendicular to the clamping direction with respect to the movable platen 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanji Sekihara, Shinichiro Hara
  • Publication number: 20110169205
    Abstract: This invention provides a helical spring formed of plastic material, comprising a pair of end coils situated at respective ends of said helical spring; at least one full pitch active coil between said pair of end coils; a pair of transition coils, each transition coil interconnecting an end of a respective end coil to an end of a respective proximate full pitch active coil, and having a varying pitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen Kempf, Albert Mangels, Subramanya Naglapura, Sean Diamond, Brian Moulder, Brian Straiton
  • Publication number: 20110163467
    Abstract: Injection molding of a part having a nonuniform thickness is provided. One disclosed embodiment of an injection molding device includes one or more side walls, a first mold surface intersecting the side walls and being stationary with respect to the side walls, and a second mold surface intersecting the side walls so as to define with the side walls and the first mold surface a cavity configured to receive a metered amount of injected molten thermoplastic material. The second mold surface is moveable toward the first mold surface in such a manner that a first end of the second mold surface moves a larger physical travel distance toward the first mold surface than does a second end of the second mold surface during a molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kurt Allen Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20110121488
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing structures having a plurality of stems extending away from a fenestrated base to undercut islands projecting over fenestrations in the base. Such structures include slidingly-engaging fastener portions, self-engaging fasteners, uni-directional stepped fasteners, fastening segments integral with larger product components, and other structures with similar aspects. The method includes providing a set of partially bypassing dies to define a fenestrated common cavity contiguous with pluralities of undercut stem chambers and a terminal chamber, filling the cavity with a ductile moldable material, engaging the dies, and releasing the resultant product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Leonard Arnold Duffy
  • Patent number: 7896642
    Abstract: A balloon folding device comprises a first die having an external contacting surface and a second die having a cavity. A portion of the cavity comprises a contacting surface shaped complimentary to the external contacting surface of the first die. The second die is movable with respect to the first die. A balloon catheter having a primary balloon and a secondary balloon is oriented with the secondary balloon located between the first die and the second die. The secondary balloon is folded by moving the second die toward the first die until the contacting surfaces of the dies contact, fold and deflate the secondary balloon. In some embodiments, the dies are moved until at least a portion of the external contacting surface of the first die is oriented within the cavity of the second die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Arcand
  • Patent number: 7878793
    Abstract: A lip product remixing kit contains tools that provide for recovering unused cosmetic lip material from applicator containers, and remixing and remolding the materials to form reconstituted cosmetic lip products. Using the kit, one may re-color their lip product by combining two or more lip products so as to customize the overall appearance (color and shape) and consistency of the product as desired by the user. The kit also provides tools needed to recover the unused lipstick material in the base of an applicator tube and to re-mold the material into a new stick that may be inserted into a new or used applicator tube. Other uses for the kit are to repair a broken lipstick and reformulate a lipstick into lip gloss. In a preferred embodiment, the kit includes spatulas, mixing/measuring containers, storage containers, lip product applicator tubes with stickers, instructions, a tube of clear gloss and a mold for forming reconstituted sticks of lipstick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Divine Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jill Quillin, Jack S. Peterson
  • Patent number: 7785523
    Abstract: Mold (20) for manufacturing plastic products provided with a bottom and a sidewall, wherein the mold comprises at least a first (21) and second (22) mold part which jointly define at least partly at least one mold cavity (100) and are movable in a first direction, wherein the at least one mold cavity comprises at least one first, in particular bottom-forming part (101) and one second (102), in particular sidewall-forming part, wherein on the first mold part at least one fixed wall part (24) is provided which supports a first movable wall part (20) which is movable relative to the respective fixed wall part (24) in at least a second direction which includes an angle with the first direction, wherein in said first movable wall part a second movable wall part (35) is provided, on the side facing the mold cavity, which is movable between a forwardly moved position and a retracted position relative to the first movable wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: ECIM Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Hendricus Antonius Hoogland
  • Patent number: 7740471
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing products using a mold having at least one mold cavity which is at least partly defined by at least two movable wall parts, wherein the mold is closed and the at least two movable wall parts (35A, 35B) are brought to a retracted position relative to the mold cavity, so that the volume of the mold cavity is enlarged relative to the volume required for a product to be formed, wherein at least partly molten material is introduced into the mold cavity and then in a first step a first one (35A) of the at least two movable wall parts is set into motion in the direction of a forwardly moved position and in a second step a second one (35B) of the at least two movable wall parts is set into motion in the direction of a forwardly moved position, wherein the movable wall parts are moved into said forwardly moved position for the formation of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: ECIM Technologies, B.V.
    Inventor: Hendricus Antonius Hoogland