With Means To Release Or Remove Product From Support Patents (Class 425/502)
  • Patent number: 9023406
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions and processes for their use that ameliorate the appearance of bruises, making them less cosmetically unappealing. The composition functions by acting both as a humectant and occlusive agent attracting water, returning the skin surface to a smooth state and holding water in place. The re-establishment of a homeostatic state in the skin results in a rapid dissipation of the negative cosmetic effects of the bruise on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Holmquist Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce A. Cranner, Anne-Marie T. Karp, C. Scott Danos
  • Patent number: 8864484
    Abstract: A transfer device (10) for an IML process for transporting and inserting a label (8) into an annular gap-shaped mold cavity (9) of a multi-part injection molding tool (1), in particular for manufacturing of tubes or other containers of circular, oval, square or other shaped cross-section. This device (10) comprises at least one transfer tube (13) with a suitably shaped annular gap (21) for receiving and transferring a label (8), wherein the annular gap (21) is formed by an inner core tube (22) and an outer tubular shell (23). Ejection means are provided within the annular gap (21) to enable inserting of a label, which is lying therein, into the mold cavity (9). This ejection means may comprise an air pressure wave or at least a displaceably arranged ejector member (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Beck Automation AG
    Inventor: Nicolas Beck
  • Patent number: 8784092
    Abstract: A device for producing a composite material part designed to be in contact with aerodynamic flows, in particular a portion of the fuselage, whereby the device includes at least one mold (32), elements (34, 36, 38) for compressing the part that is to be produced, as well as a system for drainage of the gases emanating from the part that is to be produced that includes at least one plate (42), characterized in that the at least one plate (42) includes a number of openings (44) whose shapes and/or arrangement limit the degradation of the aerodynamic characteristics of the part that is to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Aurelien Boyeldieu, Virginie Charbonnier
  • Patent number: 8651850
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for stiffening a flat component, a process for the production of a flat component, in particular a fiber composite component, and a fiber composite component. The device has a portion for producing a space for receiving a mold core for the transmission of a pressure for pressing the flat component and the device. It is characterised by means for positively lockingly and/or frictionally lockingly positioning the mold core in the space of the device. The process according to the invention includes the following steps: introducing the mold core into the portion of the device, positively lockingly and/or frictionally lockingly positioning the mold core in the portion of the device by means of the means, applying the device including the mold core to the non-hardened material layer or layers, pressing the material layers, and hardening the material layer or layers and joining the device to the material layer or layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Torben Jacob, Ivar Wiik
  • Patent number: 8584726
    Abstract: A tool and method for bonding layers of a shell by the differential pressure bonding process. The tool and method includes a plurality of separable mandrel segments that combine to form a mandrel having a longitudinal axis, an outer surface, an upper end, and at least one substantially continuous inner surface. The inner surface has a substantially axisymmetric shape having complex curvature. In this embodiment, the tool further includes a retort configured to at least partially shroud the outer surface and upper end of the hollow body. The retort includes at least one vacuum port. The tool is configured to facilitate the compression of a plurality of layers of a multi-layer shell having complex curvature as the shell layers and an interdisposed bonding material are heated to an elevated bonding temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Sommer, Mark Alan Ramsey, David Dwain Rishel
  • Patent number: 8500085
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a composite fiber component (1) the method comprising the following method steps: forming a moulding core (4) comprising a hollow profile (15) made of segments (16a . . . d) in order to establish an external geometry of the moulding core (4), wherein the segments (16a . . . d) of the moulding core (4) each extend in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the moulding core (4) and are each constructed so as to be pivotable about an axis running in the longitudinal direction of the moulding core (4), between a folded position (A), and an unfolded position (B) of the hollow profile (15) of the moulding core (4), wherein the segments (16a . . . d) are constructed so as to be coupled to one another via connections (18a . . . d, 19a . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Torben Jacob, Joachim Piepenbrock
  • Patent number: 8409389
    Abstract: Portable apparatus for curing a part includes a wheeled frame having sliding part supports that move the part from a loading position to a curing position. A part clamping assembly is slidably mounted on the frame to apply clamping pressure to the part when the part is in the curing position in order to compact the part during a cure cycle. The clamping assembly includes a set of electrically heated shoes that heat the part to a cure temperature. A fan is provided to accelerate cool down the part after curing is complete. The heating and cooling operations are automatically performed by a programmed controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Gary E. Jones
  • Patent number: 8382467
    Abstract: A multiple part mandrel on which a hollow body may be formed includes multiple sectors. Each sector has a skin on an outer face and a pair of opposed side returns at longitudinal sides of the sector. The mandrel formed by the sectors is symmetrical about a central axis of the mandrel. When the sectors are assembled as the mandrel, the side returns of adjacent sectors face each other. Each of the side returns includes a recess in an outside surface of the side return, spaced from the skin of the respective sector, and an inflatable O-ring disposed in the recess. The recesses of adjacent side returns in the mandrel are offset with respect to each other in an axial direction of the mandrel. Inflation of the inflatable O-rings urges adjacent sectors together at the skins of the sectors to seal the adjacent sectors at the skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranee—CNIM
    Inventors: Dominique Micheaux, Pierre Valibouse, Philippe Marino, Denis Colombo
  • Patent number: 8287270
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing thermoformed articles from pre-cut thermoformable billets are provided. The system may include a heating apparatus for heating the billets, a billet thermoformer for thermoforming the billet into an article, a discharge system for evacuated the formed articles from the thermoformer, and an inspection system for inspecting each of the formed articles for the presence of a defect. Conveyors and billet carriers are provided for transporting the billets between the various components of the system, and loaders are provided for loading the billets onto the conveyor and/or billet carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Henry Lee, Jean-Marc Henri Kirouac, Matthew Neil Piercy
  • Patent number: 8245750
    Abstract: A tool for use in bonding a composite multi-layer shell having complex curvature by the delta-alpha high temperature bonding process. The tool includes a plurality of segments that combine to form a mandrel assembly having a substantially continuous outer surface. The outer surface has a substantially axisymmetric shape including a complex curvature. When the segments are combined to form the mandrel assembly, at least one of the segments is configured to be movable in a substantially inward direction without substantial obstruction by any other segment. The segments are constructed of a first material have a first coefficient of thermal expansion that is greater than a second coefficient of thermal expansion of a second material of a composite multi-layer shell to be bonded together using the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Sommer, Mark Alan Ramsey, David Dwain Rishel
  • Patent number: 7531121
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for simultaneously forming a surface texturing pattern (embossed pattern) on the surface of an FRP product when manufacturing the FRP product by hot-pressing a prepreg material. A prepreg material 2 is a woven sheet formed by weaving a weft 10 and a warp 20 which is impregnated with thermosetting resin 40. A release film laminate 100 formed by sandwiching an adhesive film 130 between release films 110 and 120 is placed on a surface to be provided with surface texturing, before subjecting the same to hot-pressing. The softening temperature of the adhesive film 130 is close to the curing temperature of the thermosetting resin 40, so as to allow the thermosetting resin 40 to be pushed into the space between hard FRP fibers during hot-pressing and to form the surface texturing pattern on the surface of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Tsunehiko Nakano, Makoto Okamoto, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 6565351
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for fabricating composite structures is provided that includes first and second tooling portions (110, 120) that are configured to support at least one layer (160) of composite materials during curing to form a composite structure. The apparatus (100) further includes a flexible hinge (140) that is disposed between and couples the first and second tooling portions (110, 120). The flexible hinge (140) couples the tooling portions (110, 120) such that they may be peeled away from the composite material after curing by bending the apparatus (100) at the flexible hinge (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrell R. Holsinger
  • Patent number: 6440501
    Abstract: An apparatus for curing silicone rubber is constructed so as to perform a heating process and a curing process in a very short time without degradation of characteristics in piezoelectric elements so as to improve productivity. A piezoelectric component having uncured silicone rubber coated on the external peripheral surface thereof is held in a jig having a property of reflecting far infrared rays. The uncured silicone rubber coated on the external peripheral surface of the piezoelectric component is irradiated with far infrared rays by a far infrared panel heater so as to cure the silicone rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanobu Sugimori
  • Patent number: 6369171
    Abstract: The preparation of phenol-formaldehyde and melamine formaldehyde resin-based binders extended with a cyclic urea-formaldehyde prepolymer and to products prepared using the binders. More particularly, the invention relates to a cyclic urea prepolymer comprising urea, formaldehyde, and ammonia or a primary amine which, when added to a phenol-formaldehyde or melamine-formaldehyde based resin, results in a useful binder for the manufacturer numerous articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick C. Dupre, Millard E. Foucht, William P. Freese, Kurt D. Gabrielson, Benjamin D. Gapud, W. Hayes Ingram, Ted M McVay, Richard A. Rediger, Kelly A. Shoemake, Kim K. Tutin, James T. Wright
  • Patent number: 5938998
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for manufacturing a composite insulator which includes an FRP core rod covered by a sheath and provided with a plurality of sheds which are made of an electrically insulating polymeric material. The sheds are set on a support member arranged on a downstream side of an extruder. The extruder is fed with a core rod and extrudes a polymeric material to form a sheath on the core rod. The core rod with the sheath is moved toward the downstream side through an opening in the support member. The sheds are sequentially moved along the support member toward the downstream side and transferred onto predetermined locations on the sheath that have passed through the opening and have reached the downstream side. An assembly is thus formed which includes the core rod, sheath formed on the core rod, and sheds transferred onto the sheath. The assembly is then heated to vulcanize the sheath and adhere it to the core rod and the sheds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuhiko Abe, Shigeo Ishino
  • Patent number: 5928464
    Abstract: A plastic moulding includes a rigid support (32) which is joined over at least one surface area (27, 29) to at least one film (5', 5"). The film (5', 5") has a fold at the edge of the plastic moulding which is placed around the plastic support. The manufacture of this plastic moulding (35) takes place such that first of all the film (5', 5") is brought into the final shape including the final fold and that only thereafter is the material of the plastic support (32) applied to the plastic film (5', 5") as a melt and both pressed into the completed fold and also collectively brought into the final shape by a compression moulding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Otto Deuschle Modell-und Formenabau GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Alfred Scharrenberg
  • Patent number: 5643522
    Abstract: A system for curing composite structures. A hollow bladder having opposing open ends is secured within a metal pressure vessel so as to define an annular space within the vessel surrounding the bladder. The open ends of the bladder are sealably attached to opposing entrances formed in the pressure vessel so that the bladder is sealed from communication with the vessel and is accessible through the opposing openings. An uncured composite part can be inserted into the bladder. Preheated and pressurized fluid is circulated through the annular space and thus around the bladder in order to cure the composite part. The composite part may also be encapsulated within a forming bladder member which is then removably inserted into the pressure bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Inventor: James F. Park
  • Patent number: 5580513
    Abstract: Disclosed are expandable bladders for use in curing presses for rubber compositions such as pneumatic tires. The bladders are a crosslinked elastomer comprising an isobutylene rubbery polymer. The bladder composition includes corn oil which improves the release characteristics of the cured bladder from a tire innerliner cured in contact with said bladder. The improved release characteristics have been observed to allow rubber compositions such as tires to be molded with fewer defects caused during release of the bladder from the tires or caused by abraded or deformed bladders. The use of corn oil also has been observed to increase the useful life time of the bladder allowing more tires to be cured without changing bladders. A preferred isobutylene rubbery polymer is a brominated copolymer of isobutylene and p-methylstyrene. The bladder compositions have also been observed to have an enhanced flexibility due to the corn oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: George P. Patitsas, Paul H. Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 5580583
    Abstract: A sheeter machine and process is disclosed which eliminates the use of at least one stripper wire or doctor blade wherein the dough, including masa, is worked between pinch rolls rotating at selected, infinitely varying speed ratios enabling controlled differential adhesion characteristics between the dough material being sheeted and the surfaces of the rolls. Variable cutter speed ratios acting with the front roll enable control of the cut product size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Heat and Control
    Inventors: Andrew A. Caridis, Anthony A. Caridis, Clark K. Benson, Lawrence F. Klein, Daniel E. Brown
  • Patent number: 5173234
    Abstract: According to the invention, calibrated rings are obtained by superficially vulcanizing extruded or profiled extrudate at the exit of an extrusion head (T), then by cutting this vulcanized extrudate into portions by means of a conical cutting device (C), subsequently by butting the two ends, in the respective form of a conical tip and a funnel, of each portion (t) together under hot conditions and under a controlled pressure, in order to obtain a ring blank which is then engaged between the half-cavities of a mold (Mo), where it undergoes shaping and vulcanization by the heating of the latter and thereafter deburring as a result of a shearing action produced by a push device (D) causing the half-cavities to slide in the closed position in the frame of the mold, before causing the opening of the latter by means of a device (G) and the release of the calibrated and superficially clean ring obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Eropol Finance et Developpement
    Inventor: Blaise F. Figuereo
  • Patent number: 5127980
    Abstract: The present invention contemplates a method of continuously forming a layered composite material into a rigid structure as the material is moved from an upstream location to a downstream location. The uncured layered composite material is pulled from a supply at the upstream location through a forming die to form the material into a structural member having a desired shape. The member is moved downstream into a heating die where it is at least partially cured. After it leaves the heating die it is cooled and continues to move downstream where it is cut into suitable lengths. The cooling can be accomplished by a cooling die located downstream from the heating die. A liner is provided within the dies having the same shape as the structural member through which the structural member slides as it moves in the downstream location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Graphite Design and Detail, Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael G. Cavin
  • Patent number: 4904176
    Abstract: A device for continuously producing reinforced stabilizable profiled section bodies, with the device including a mandrel and a drive for rotationally driving the mandrel around the longitudinal axis thereof. The mandrel maintains at least one support of a profile section helically wound on the mandrel. A reinforcement impregnated with stabilizable material is wound around the mandrel and the at least one support. A stabilization arrangement is disposed on at least one portion of a length of the mandrel, and the reinforced material, having undergone stabilization, is separated from the mandrel. The support is wound onto a first extremity of the mandrel and separated from the mandrel at a second extremity. The first extremity of the mandrel includes a first elevated zone or calibration bearing surface on which the support is to be wound, with the bearing surface having a sufficient length to drive the support, through a capstan effect, while not impeding a progression of the support on the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Institut Francais du Petrole
    Inventor: Michel Huvey
  • Patent number: 4652227
    Abstract: This invention relates to a rotary type injection molding machine in which plural sets of molds are set on a turntable provided on a machine bed, and molding of articles by injection of synthetic resins and releasing of molded articles are carried out at different positions. The molding machine is designed so that even if the mold is provided with a runner passage, the injection apparatus can be opposed to the clamping direction to cast the resins without being affected by the runner passage, and even in molding articles having threads internally thereof, a releasing means need not be provided for each mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Katashi Aoki
  • Patent number: 4581188
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus is provided for advancing a molded article from the molding station to the flash trimming station of an automated molding press. The transfer apparatus is comprised of a support member having a retainer and an expandable clamp member. The expandable clamp member is mounted within the retainer. The expandable clamp member, in its fully expanded position, has an interior size sufficient to hold a molded article by flash formed about the outer edge of the molded article. In the contracted position, the clamp has an inner edge larger than the size of the flash formed about the outer edge of the article. The transfer apparatus is pivotally mounted to oscillate between the molding station and the flash trimming station. In use, the transfer apparatus is positioned with the clamp member in the fully expanded position between the molds of the molding station so as to form a molding surface against which the flash can be molded in a uniform configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Harry H. Westerman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4534812
    Abstract: A method for forming tires by the use of a tire-forming machine having a drum bladder and a turnup bladder. An organic halogen compound having in the molecule thereof a ##STR1## bond, in which X represents a halogen atom, is applied to the surfaces of the drum bladder and turnup bladder of the machine to form a layer of the organic halogen compound, whereby unvulcanized rubber for tires is prevented from sticking to said bladders during the formation of tires form the unvulcanized rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: Zeon Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukui, Isamu Tuchiya, Shun Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4490205
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for preforming automobile rooftop coverings made of flexible sheets of vinyl and the like. The flexible material is treated with a thermosetting composition and then applied to an automobile rooftop form. Pneumatic tensioning means are attached to the edges of the material at a plurality of spaced-apart points to tension it over the form to a predetermined orientation and shape while maintaining the forces on the material substantially in equilibrium. The material is heated to set the thermosetting composition. Clamping means lightly engage the material to hold it in the predetermined shape until the setting temperature is reached and then firmly engage it to form maginal flanges thereon. The shaped material is then removed from the form by a vacuum carrier and then cooled and trimmed in the carrier.A pressure-sensitive adhesive and release liner may also be applied to the material so that after it is shaped it can be directly adhesively secured to an automobile rooftop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Inventor: John G. Warhol
  • Patent number: 4398989
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making articles comprised of a body portion of an elastomeric material having a liner of an inert material covering at least a portion of the peripheral surface of said body portion including the steps of bonding a layer of elastomeric material to one face of a layer of the inert material, positioning the bonded layers in a mold cavity with the layer of inert material contacting at least a portion of the surface of a mold cavity, adding additional amounts of uncured elastomeric material to the mold cavity and curing the elastomeric materials. Also disclosed herein is a system and apparatus for making molded articles as well as the molded articles produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Assignee: The West Company
    Inventors: Roland M. Allen, Andrew J. Kalocai
  • Patent number: 4149289
    Abstract: A method and machine for adhering a thermosetting strip to the spine and adjacent outside edges of a book formed by the papers and covers comprising a memorial, report etc., whereby the book, clamped in a case is moved rectilinearly to stations for roughing-up its spine, applying a thermosetting band web from a roll carried by a trolley, cutting the web transversely to form the strip, heating and applying pressure to the strip, and cooling it, the trolley with its roll of band being moved in coaction with the case and being subsequently returned to its original position by the case, which then continues to its original position, the necessary movements being motorized and preprogrammed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Inventor: Hans O. Sahlin
  • Patent number: 4049368
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing furniture by joining panels and making corners, in which at least two panels each having generally parallel generally planar major faces and a generally planar end surface bounding one edge of the major faces are arranged with mold instrumentalities to form a mold cavity bounded in part by the respective end surfaces of the two panels. Plastic material is deposited into the mold cavity and the two panels are bonded together into a corner configuration by the plastic material while the plastic material is confined and shaped into a predetermined configuration. The plastic material preferably is a structural foam material and the mold instrumentalities preferably define an inclined, heated mold cavity in which reactants may form the structural foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Burris Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Erich Grachten