With Factory Structure Feature Patents (Class 425/88)
  • Publication number: 20150137418
    Abstract: A method and manufacturing facility for casting concrete products with a circulating line casting process, where molds are transferred through production stages along a circulating line, and reinforcements for the concrete products to be cast are prefabricated in a separate reinforcement shop and transferred to the circulating line casting process, wherein the reinforcements are transferred from the reinforcement shop with a carriage to the area located inside the circulating line casting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ELEMATIC OY AB
    Inventor: Jani EILOLA
  • Publication number: 20150130112
    Abstract: The present invention relates inter alia to an apparatus for providing a coiled collagen carrier. An apparatus according to the invention preferably comprises a device for applying moisture to a collagen carrier prior to coiling of the collagen carrier and a coiling device. The coiling device preferably comprises rotatable gripping means for gripping the collagen carrier along an edge and coiling the collagen carrier, and a support device supporting the collagen carrier while being coiled. In another aspect, the invention relates to a production facility wherein an apparatus according to invention is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Poul Bertelsen, Henrik Neuschafer Larsen, Pernille Dybendal Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20150086665
    Abstract: A plant for producing a concrete body having a planar upper side, wherein a high surface quality is obtained. A concrete body is extruded from unset concrete and is provided with a groove profile at the upper side thereof by means of a profiling unit. By means of the profiling unit and depending on the comb-shaped profile thereof, the sand particles are separated according to size, wherein large sand particles are displaced from the surface area of the concrete body toward the inside, this being toward the interior of the concrete body. Only fine sand particles can pass the profile, whereby raised areas of the groove profile are formed, which are made of extremely fine-grained unset concrete. Subsequently, the upper side of the concrete body is leveled by means of a leveling unit, wherein the raised areas of the groove profile are crushed and the fine-grained unset concrete of the raised areas of the groove profile is distributed to form a cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Maik RÖWER, Benno BÖHM, Burkhard MARCZOK
  • Patent number: 8985990
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping plastic preforms into plastic containers may include a conveying device on which a plurality of blowing stations are arranged. Each of the blowing stations encompasses a blow mold, within which a plastic preform can be shaped into a plastic container. The apparatus further includes a clean chamber, within which the plastic preforms can be conveyed. The zone of the conveying device in which the blowing stations are arranged is located in the clean chamber, and at least one additional zone of the conveying device is located outside the clean chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Oliver Martini, Michael Dahmen, Patrick Engelhard
  • Publication number: 20150076747
    Abstract: A system (1) for transforming plastic parisons (10) into plastic containers (10a) with a clean room (20), with at least one blow station (8) comprising a blow mold for shaping the plastic parisons (10) by means of at least one process pressure (p1, p2, pi) and with a venting device (3) for venting the process pressure, or a process pressure reduced to recovery pressure (R), into the atmosphere (U), in which the venting device (3) comprises at least one gas pressure changing device (4). According to the invention the gas pressure changing device (4) can adjust and maintain a pressure difference between the clean room (2) and the venting device (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Winzinger, Eduard Handschuh, Katharina Seidenberg
  • Publication number: 20150079212
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming plastic preforms into plastic containers, with at least one blowing station arranged on a moving carrier, wherein the blowing station has a blow mould carrier for holding a blow mould and the blow mould carrier has a first blow mould carrier part and a second blow mould carrier part, wherein the second blow mould carrier part can be moved away from the first blow mould carrier part in order to open the blow mould for removal of a plastic container and/or for insertion of a preform, and wherein the second blow mould carrier part can be moved towards the first blow mould carrier part in order to transfer the blow mould into a closed state for forming the preform, wherein that the second blow mould carrier part has a lower density and/or strength than the first blow mould carrier part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Eduard Handschuh, Florian Geltinger, Michael Neubauer, Thomas Philipp, Klaus Voth
  • Publication number: 20150069670
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device for reshaping preforms to plastic containers (2), a transport device (1), as well as a method for transporting plastic containers (2) or preforms. The device (100) for reshaping preforms into plastic containers (2) comprises at least two blow moulds (81) in which the preforms are expanded into plastic containers, arranged on a circumferentially driven blowing wheel (80), a heater (50) for heating the preforms, and a transport device (1) for the plastic containers (2) or preforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Hoellriegl, Harald Effenberger
  • Publication number: 20150072036
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a conveying device and a plurality of blow moulding stations arranged on the conveying device. Each blow moulding station includes a blow mould. A clean room is provided inside which the plastics material pre-forms are conveyed. The blow mould has two lateral parts and a bottom part that jointly form a cavity inside which a plastics material pre-form is shaped into a plastics material container. A drive device moves the lateral parts or the bottom part of the blow mould. A coupling device couples the drive device to a lateral part. A mounting device mounts the coupling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Winzinger, Florian Geltinger
  • Publication number: 20150048535
    Abstract: A method for cooling a foamed ribbon-shaped extrudate strand (3) is performed in a plant which comprises an extruder (8), a die (1), a vacuum cooling device (2) and a cooling drum. A polymer melt containing a blowing agent is produced in the extruder (8). The extrudate containing the blowing agent is guided to the die (1), whereby the die has an opening (7), through which a ribbon-shaped extrudate strand (3) is produced which foams in or after the die (1) to a foamed ribbon-shaped extrudate strand (13). The ribbon-shaped plastic foamed or foamable extrudate strand (13) is cooled first by a static vacuum cooling device (2, 25, 26), so as to obtain a precooled foamed ribbon-shaped extrudate strand (23) and the precooled foamed ribbon-shaped extrudate strand (23) is guided over a cooling drum (40, 41, 42). The precooled foamed ribbon-shaped extrudate strand (23) is in contact with the cooling drum over a wrap angle of at least 20°, such that the precooled foamed ribbon-shaped extrudate strand (23) is cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christian Schlummer
  • Publication number: 20140370158
    Abstract: The invention provides molded products having particulates and a method and device for applying particulates to the surface of the molded products. In a general aspect, the molded product comprises an undistorted three-dimensional design and has particulates that do not distort the shape of the three-dimensional design. The molded product can be made by a method comprising filling a mold in a die roll with one or more particulates, filling the mold with a dough, compressing the dough into the mold, and releasing the compressed dough from the mold to form the molded product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Donald Speck, Marilyn McGrath, Sarah Zych
  • Patent number: 8905740
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automated mobile production system for fabricating a cement panel or composite cement panel. The system includes a movable container and a conveyor system inside the container aligned along a longitudinal axis of the container. The system further includes a plurality of independent manufacturing stations inside the container and aligned along the conveyor system. The container is preferably an international standard shipping container so that being compact and movable from place to place. Further, the system includes a removable mortar mixing station affixed to the outer top side of the container when the system is in operation, and is removed and stored inside the container during transport of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jee Keng James Lim
  • Patent number: 8894398
    Abstract: A modular plastic extrusion apparatus has several component parts. The design of the integration of those parts into a modular extrusion system is unique. Said design allows for rapid assembly, testing, disassembly and placement into production of extruded plastics. This modular plastic extrusion apparatus has several components with replaceable counterparts that, after one product line of a particular color has been extruded by the apparatus, enable the component parts used to produce the particular color extrusion to be removed from the apparatus and replaced with their clean counterparts to continue producing an extrusion product line of a different color while the removed components are cleaned off line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apex Business Holdings, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark K. Donohoo, Terry B. McGregor, Michael L. Walker, Michael A. Meredith, Steven W. Spahn, Jeffery H. West
  • Patent number: 8827674
    Abstract: The present invention includes an injection molding factory system and an associated facility that comprises a building having a series of injection molding machines array on a first floor with the resin supply placed on a mezzanine level. The injection molding machines are arranged with automatic product conveyors to move injection molded product from the injection molding machines without the need for human operators or separate vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Plastic Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O. Duffey, Ryan Duffey
  • Publication number: 20140079838
    Abstract: Manufacturing line for manufacturing wind turbine blades having a composite shell structure comprising a matrix material and a fibre reinforcement material by use of a resin transfer moulding process is used to assemble wind turbine blades formed in a number of moulds, including at least a first mould part having a first mould cavity. A gantry moves along the manufacturing line, in which the manufacture includes a) arranging fibre reinforcement material in the first mould cavity of a first mould using the gantry means, b) moving the gantry means along the manufacturing line to a second mould, c) supplying curable matrix material into the first mould cavity of the first mould, while substantially simultaneously arranging fibre reinforcement material in the first mould cavity of a second mould using the gantry means. The manufacturing line comprises a plurality of moulds for forming wind turbine blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventors: Denis Andre BORSTING, Quinyin ZHOU, Jacobus Johannes VAN DER ZEE
  • Publication number: 20140054811
    Abstract: A facility for manufacturing a rotor blade of a wind turbine is provided. The facility includes an injection machine for injecting an injection material into a mould to form the rotor blade, a movable tank system for accommodating precursor material to be supplied to the injection machine for preparing the injection material, wherein the movable tank system has wheels for moving the tank system. Further, a method for setting up a facility and a method for manufacturing a rotor blade are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Karsten Schibsbye
  • Publication number: 20130171285
    Abstract: A molding system includes a container, a plurality of molding machines positioned adjacent to the container, and a feeding module and a power supply module positioned within the container. The feeding module includes a main feeding pipe, a plurality of dehumidifiers connected to the main feeding pipe, and a plurality of branch feeding pipes connecting the dehumidifiers to the molding machines. The power supply module includes a power distribution box connected to the molding machines and the dehumidifiers. The container is divided into receiving boxes, in which a portion of the main air pipe and a portion of the main water pipe, one power distribution box, and several dehumidifiers are housing within each receiving box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MING-WEI HONG, CHIEN-MING CHANG
  • Publication number: 20130154164
    Abstract: An apparatus for the processing of plastics material containers with a shaping device for the shaping plastics material pre-forms into containers, with a heating device comprising a heating path for heating the plastics material pre-forms and with a sterilization device for the sterilization of the plastics material pre-forms, in which the sterilization device comprises a supply device to supply the plastics material pre-forms to the sterilization device, and in which the sterilization device comprises both an external disinfecting unit to sterilize the plastics material pre-forms at least on their external wall surfaces and an internal disinfecting unit to sterilize the plastics material pre-forms on their internal wall surfaces, wherein the supply device comprises heating path conveyor for conveying the plastics material pre-forms along the heating path to supply the plastics material pre-forms at least to the external disinfecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: KRONES AG
  • Publication number: 20130101382
    Abstract: At least three processing machines are positioned on a supporting structure including a plurality of beams spaced apart from each other. The at least three processing machines include a first processing machine, a second processing machine supported by at least one of beams which support the first processing machine, and a third processing machine supported by beams different from all the beams which support the first processing machine. A distance between the first processing machine and the second processing machine, at which an amount of vibration transferred from the first processing machine to the second processing machine becomes smaller than a predetermined amount, is determined, thereby positioning the first processing machine and the second processing machine with a distance not less than the determined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Publication number: 20120326359
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping plastics material pre-forms into containers includes a blow moulding station on a movable conveying device. The station has a blow mould forming a cavity in which the pre-forms are expandable by a gaseous medium. A stressing device acts upon the pre-forms with the gaseous medium to expand them. A clean room surrounds the blow moulding station at least in part. A stretching unit stretches the pre-forms along their longitudinal direction and includes a stretch bar movable with respect to the plastics material pre-forms. The stretch bar is insertable into the pre-forms. The station has a receiving space with a wall for receiving the stretch bar, which is movable relative to the receiving space and which surrounds the stretch bar at least in part. A flexible sealing device, which separates a sterile room area from a non-sterile room area, is arranged inside the receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventors: Michael Neubauer, Yasin Kerim, Eduard Handschuh
  • Publication number: 20120306127
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for the stretch blow molding of plastics material pre-forms to form plastics material containers with a carrying device (2) for carrying a blow mold (3) comprising at least two shell parts (4, 5) and a base part (6) and with a base part clamping device (10) comprising a base part receiving means (11; 111) and holding devices (12, 13 and 14, 15; 114, 115 respectively) for holding the base part receiving means (11; 111), in which the base part receiving means (11; 111) is capable of being clamped to the holding devices (12, 13 and 14, 15; 114, 115 respectively) by way of a fastening with positive locking (18; 118), in which the fastening with positive locking (18; 118) has positive locking areas (22) produced from ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Florian Geltinger, Michael Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20120255666
    Abstract: A plant and a process for building different types of green tyres for vehicle wheels for each tyre size, through the use of elementary semi-finished products, includes: a) building a carcass structure of a green tyre, the carcass structure including at least one carcass ply and a pair of annular anchoring structures; and b) building a crown structure of a green tyre, the crown structure including at least one belt structure and a tread band; wherein at least one between the building of the carcass structure and the building of the crown structure includes: c) providing at least one first feeding unit of a first elementary semi-finished product and one second feeding unit of a second elementary semi-finished product, the at least one first and one second elementary semi-finished products being different from one another; and d) building at least one portion of a structural component of the tyre being processed, starting from at least one of the first and second elementary semi-finished products, in one work st
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Mancini
  • Publication number: 20120238650
    Abstract: A plant and a method for the recycling of plastics, preferably PET, including a switching device for switching between a first process line for a first production process for the production of a first recycling product, in particular pellets, and a second process line for a production process for the production of a second recycling product, in particular flakes, so as to render the recycling process more flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Lars Reese, Arne Haase, Norbert Peters
  • Publication number: 20120070522
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping plastics material pre-forms to form plastics material containers includes a conveying device on which a plurality of blowing stations are arranged. Each of these blowing stations has a blow mould inside which a plastics material pre-form is capable of being shaped to form a plastics material container. The apparatus has a clean room inside which the plastics material pre-forms can be conveyed. The region of the conveying device on which the blowing stations are arranged is situated in the clean room, and at least one further region of the conveying device is arranged outside the clean room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Klaus Voth, Oliver Martini, Ulrich Lappe, Juergen Soellner, Frank Winzinger, Josef Hausladen
  • Publication number: 20120038090
    Abstract: An apparatus for the heating of plastics material pre-forms includes a conveying device, which conveys the plastics material pre-forms along a pre-determined conveying path, and at least one heating device, which heats the plastics material pre-forms during the transportation thereof. The conveying path of the plastics material pre-forms extends at least locally through a sterile room, wherein the sterile room is separated from the environment by a plurality of walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Klaus VOTH
  • Publication number: 20110318441
    Abstract: A method and a moulding plant for manufacturing a storage container for storage of nuclear radiation material, the container having an inner container part of a first thermoplastic material, an intermediate container part of radiation inhibiting material on the outside of the inner container part, and an outer container part of a second thermoplastic material moulded onto the outside of intermediate container part. First, second, third and fourth locations are present along a circular path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Frank STENGRIMSEN
  • Publication number: 20110133369
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for shaping plastic preforms (10) into plastic containers (2) is disclosed. Said apparatus (1) comprises a conveying device (2) on which a plurality of blowing stations (8) are arranged. Each of said blowing stations (8) encompasses a blow mold, within which a plastic preform (10) can be shaped into a plastic container (20). The apparatus (1) further comprises a clean chamber (6), within which the plastic preforms (10) can be conveyed. According to the invention, the zone of the conveying device (2) in which the blowing stations are arranged is located in the clean chamber (6), and at least one additional zone of the conveying device (2) is located outside the clean chamber (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventors: Oliver Martini, Michael Dahmen, Patrick Engelhard
  • Publication number: 20110131905
    Abstract: An improved cementitious panel of the type which, in use, is supported, with its upper surface in biaxial compression, by steel beams and forms part of a deck or roof in a modular structure, wherein the improvement comprises a single layer of reinforcement in the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Patent number: 7845923
    Abstract: A spinning, drawing and texturing machine for the production of curled threads includes a spinning unit and multiple machine modules associated with the spinning unit. Each of the machine modules has multiple processing assemblies for drawing and curling one of the threads, and a spooling unit for winding the thread. The machine modules positioned next to one another form a longitudinal side of the machine. The processing assemblies and the spooling unit are arranged among each other at one of the machine modules such that a narrow machine partition (T) in a range of <800 mm occurs on the longitudinal side of the machine. The spinning unit has one or more spinnerets and one spinning duct within the machine partition (T) per machine module. The spinnerets are held in rows parallel to the longitudinal side of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Friedrich Lennemann, Matthias Schemken, Stefan Kalies
  • Publication number: 20100239808
    Abstract: The process serves for producing a sheetlike article, for example a climbing skin (1) for skis, a slide-mat or a velour. Said sheetlike article has at least one glidable surface (4) produced from fibres (5). At least a portion of these fibres (7) is produced from a base material (6) and a glide material (7) uniformly dispersed in said base material (6). The base material (6) is preferably a thermoplastic material. The glide material (7) is admixed to this base material (6) in an extruder. The article produced by this process has gliding properties which are preserved in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: TODI SPORT AG, GLARUS
    Inventor: Eugen SCHWITTER
  • Patent number: 7695266
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molding structure, amongst other things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Douglas MacDonald, Adam Craig Reynolds, Paul Michael Swenson, John Nicholas Kermet
  • Patent number: 7682142
    Abstract: A device for melt spinning, treating and winding synthetic threads includes a spinning unit, a treatment unit and a winding unit. The spinning unit, the treatment unit and the winding unit are arranged in tiers one above the other and form a plurality of single-thread or multi-thread production positions along the longitudinal side of a machine. To permit a rapid, simple operation, in particular at the start of a process and during interruptions of the process, an operator walkway is located at a height between the treatment device and the winding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Friedrich Lennemann, Werner Fruchting, Claus Matthies
  • Publication number: 20090291159
    Abstract: A modular base is provided. A plurality of motor support members are secured to one another by a first linking member. Each motor support member has a mounting surface that is adapted to be secured to a motor, and the first linking member has a central axis and is dimensioned to support the motor. A plurality of extruder support members are secured to one another by a second linking member. Each extruder support member has a carriage that is adapted to be secured to an extruder, wherein the second linking member has a central axis and is dimensioned to support the extruder. An intermediate member having a mounting surface that is adapted to be secured to a transmission is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: GOOD EARTH TOOLS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward WILLIAMS, Alan Eugene KIRKLAND
  • Patent number: 7553439
    Abstract: A mold transfer assembly is described that upon placement or construction along a region of an injection molding press, readily receives and retains mold(s) used in the press, and when not in use can be stored below the floor. The mold transfer assembly includes a mold receiving member that is positionable between an extended or raised state, at which the member is at a position, orientation, and height suitable for receiving a mold or set of molds from the press, and a retracted position at which the member is positioned under the floor. This configuration and positioning ability enables greater amounts of floor space to be used when the mold transfer assembly is not in use. Also described is a molding platen having a selectively positionable mold support ledge that enables molds of different sizes to be used in a single press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan Hughes, Chad Wojniak
  • Publication number: 20090041880
    Abstract: A device for melt spinning, treating and winding synthetic threads includes a spinning unit, a treatment unit and a winding unit. The spinning unit, the treatment unit and the winding unit are arranged in tiers one above the other and form a plurality of single-thread or multi-thread production positions along the longitudinal side of a machine. To permit a rapid, simple operation, in particular at the start of a process and during interruptions of the process, an operator walkway is located at a height between the treatment device and the winding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: OERLIKON TEXTILE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Friedrich Lennemann, Werner Fruchting, Claus Matthies
  • Publication number: 20080260883
    Abstract: In a plant for manufacturing conglomerate sheets comprising a first station (24) for filling moulds (22) with mix formed by a stone material and a binder, a second vacuum vibrocompression station and a third station for hardening of the rough-formed sheet, a carriage (38) provided with gripping means (40, 41), in particular gripper jaw means, is mounted on a fixed supporting and sliding surface (36) situated downstream of the second station and coplanar with the base (30) of the vibrocompression machine (32). The carriage (38) is movable between a position where it inserts each mould into the second station and, after vibrocompression, prepares it for subsequent transfer to the hardening station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Dario Toncelli
  • Patent number: 7306443
    Abstract: A rotational moulding machine includes three mould manipulator arrangements and a rotatable carrousel on which the manipulators are mounted for indexed rotation between heating, cooling and mould loading stations. Each manipulator includes a rectangular frame, stub axles on the frame which are rotatable in supports on the carousel on a first axis, mould locating element in the frame which is rotatable on a second axis normal to the first and devices for manipulating a mould in the frame on both axes. The machine includes a crane beam over the carrousel which overlies the heating and cooling station positions on the carrousel, a heating chamber, a wall enclosure, and a crane for lowering the heating chamber and wall enclosure over manipulators on the carrousel at the heating and cooling stations and for lifting them clear of the manipulators to enable them to be indexed to the next station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Almar Packaging Solutions (Pty) Limited
    Inventor: Richard Roy Wood
  • Patent number: 7134860
    Abstract: The mold access and storage structure comprises an elevated work platform of generally rectangular configuration which is supported at the comers thereof by columns which straddle a machine. The top of the platform includes a walkway and a plurality of spaced apart parallel oil and water containment reservoirs or pans for receiving and storing molds when not in use by the machine and for collecting any oil or lubricant draining from the mold. A vertical ladder permits a person to access the work platform for maintenance purposes. A railing enclosure is mounted around the top of the platform and extends around the outer periphery of the walkway and reservoirs. The railing enclosure includes a pair of slideable gates which, when open, prevents the machine from operating and permits a ladder to be pivoted and moved from the walkway, into the space between the open slideable gates, thereby permitting a maintenance worker to access the top of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Services LLC
    Inventors: Steven H. Pierik, John E. Welsh
  • Patent number: 6699026
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus comprises a cell assembly that has a tiered frame. The tiered frame is provided with lower unit storage sections and upper unit storage sections. The lower unit storage sections are provided with holders, individually, and injection molding machine units are mounted on the holders, individually. The upper unit storage sections are provided with holders, individually, and injection molding machine units are mounted on the holders, individually. Material supply pipes, temperature control piping, etc. of the injection molding machine units are arranged in a layout space on the side of a back portion of the cell assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Maru, Jun Koike, Katsumi Watanabe, Fumiyuki Katoh, Makoto Nishizawa, Hajime Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20030205833
    Abstract: A method for the automatic production of hollow bodies from mixed material, particularly concrete. A mold assembled from a mold core comprising a shaking device, an exterior mold and a bottom sprue is positioned in a molding area, non-solidified bulk material, particularly unset concrete, is uniformly filled into the mold space between the mold core and the exterior mold, the mixed material is compressed by shaking, an upper centering end is formed by pressing an upper sprue into the unset concrete column and thereafter the so formed, still soft molded body is removed from the mold by extraction and is transported to a drying area. At least some of the mold components are automatically assembled in an assembly area previous to a mold exchange and moved into the molding area as a pre-mounted assembly. Previous to a renewed mold exchange they are reassembled in the molding area to form an independent assembly to be transported off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventor: Johann Schlusselbauer
  • Publication number: 20030198701
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus comprises a cell assembly that has a tiered frame. The tiered frame is provided with lower unit storage sections and upper unit storage sections. The lower unit storage sections are provided with holders, individually, and injection molding machine units are mounted on the holders, individually. The upper unit storage sections are provided with holders, individually, and injection molding machine units are mounted on the holders, individually. Material supply pipes, temperature control piping, etc. of the injection molding machine units are arranged in a layout space on the side of a back portion of the cell assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Maru, Jun Koike, Katsumi Watanabe, Fumiyuki Katoh, Makoto Nishizawa, Hajime Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20030017223
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for the preparation of a thermoplastic elastomeric resin composition comprising melt kneading
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: MICHIHISA TASAKA, AKIHIRO TAMURA, TETSUYA SAWAI
  • Patent number: 6421973
    Abstract: A wallboard sheet includes a core having opposing first and second major surfaces, at least one face layer on at least one of the first and second major surfaces of the core, and wherein the core includes aerated concrete. The provision of aerated concrete for the core provides many key advantages over conventional wallboard sheets, such as gypsum wallboard, for example. The at least one face layer may include first and second face layers on respective first and second major surfaces of the core. The one or more face layers may include paper. The core may have a generally rectangular shape defining a pair of opposing side edges and a pair of opposing end edges. The first major surface may have beveled portions adjacent respective opposing side edges in some embodiments. The at least one face layer may extend around the opposing side edges. In addition, the opposing end edges of the core may be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Consolidated Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Browne Gregg, Leslie G. Bromwell
  • Patent number: 6077064
    Abstract: Apparatus includes an injection molding unit and a power source for the unit including at least one hydraulic pump and an electric motor for driving said pump. A concrete mounting base is provided and a steel mounting plate affixed to the concrete mounting plate mounting the power source, with the steel mounting plate including a mounting structure therein mounting said power source. A method is also provided for mounting an injection molding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Josef Graetz, John Galt
  • Patent number: 5728327
    Abstract: The manufacture of moldable concrete products with deferred mold release incorporates molding means bm1 into optimized rotary structures 1, 5, 7, 9, 12 in the form of modular cylinders having at least two faces, the cylinders being equipped and/or associated with means which group together the main work-stations MP, MT, B, D, NH so as to assign a rotary travel of more than 270.degree. and preferably equal to 360.degree. to the curing of the molded material with or without recourse to any means for accelerating the curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventors: Mircea Borcoman, M. Calin Borcoman
  • Patent number: 5702730
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a plastic filament web has in a vertical stack starting from the top an extruder releasably mounted on a platform, connected to a spinneret, and supplying molten plastic thereto for formation of plastic streams, a blowing unit directly beneath the spinneret cooling the streams and forming them into plastic filaments, a stretching gap directly beneath the blowing unit stretching the plastic filaments, a diffuser shaft directly beneath the stretching gap looping the stretched plastic filaments, and a foraminous conveyor directly beneath the diffuser shape receiving the looped and stretched filaments as a fleece which it transports horizontally out of the apparatus. A lowermost housing containing the conveyor sits directly on a stationary support surface and has an upper surface. An uppermost housing spaced above the lowermost housing supporting the extruder platform contains at least the spinneret and has a lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Reifenhauser GmbH & Co. Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Hans Reifenhauser, Michael Baumeister
  • Patent number: 4952129
    Abstract: A plant to manufacture elongated concrete elements, particularly railway sleepers of prestressed reinforced concrete. In the plant according to the invention, the forms for the production of said elements are supported on carriages sliding along parallel side-by-side tracks, and the operating machines designed to perform in succession a series of operations on said forms are positioned into a limited working area, housed inside a shed, and are mounted above said tracks, substantially fixed in respect of the longitudinal axis of the tracks but movable transversely thereto. The curing area for the concrete elements is arranged externally to the working area. In the case of prestressed reinforced concrete elements, the tensioning device for the reinforcement strands are mounted directly on each of said slidable carriages supporting the forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: S.C.A.C. Societa Cementi Armati Centrifugati SpA
    Inventor: Amilcare Molin Zan
  • Patent number: 4902211
    Abstract: A plant for manufacturing aerated concrete products includes a casting station where a quick-stiffening mixture is prepared and poured into a mold. To form the mold, a movable wall arrangement disposed at the casting station is temporarily united with a transportable mold bottom. After the poured mixture hardens to a semiplastic body, the semiplastic body is removed along with the mold bottom and another mold bottom is assembled with the wall arrangement to receive the next pouring of mixture. As a result, the capital investment required for the plant is minimized. Wires on the wall arrangement may be used to automatically cut the semiplastic body into blocks. The stiffening time for forming the semiplastic body is kept short so that the pacing time between consecutive pourings can also be kept short. The semiplastic bodies on the mold bottoms are stacked on trucks which are guided by tracks to autoclaves at a steam curing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Svanholm Engineering AB
    Inventor: Gote Svanholm
  • Patent number: 4795334
    Abstract: A concrete block molding machine including: a gate-type frame constituting the body of the apparatus; a rail frame extending to right and left from the gate-type frame and; a pair of presses slidably mounted on the rail frame and adapted to move along the rail frame by the action of hydraulic cylinders in such a manner that when one of the presses is on a molding machine held by the gate-type frame, the other press is stationed at a position where a pressing member and a molding box of a changeable mold assembly are changed; and resilient clampers by which the molding box placed on the molding machine is attached to a vertically movable table device. In such an arranged construction, the mold changing operation can be carried out in a reduced time and complicated and laborious work is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tiger Machine Seisakusho
    Inventor: Tetsugoro Kitahara
  • Patent number: 4728274
    Abstract: A tire curing apparatus in which a number of mobile curing units, each designed to house a respective green tire, are selectively and independently fed along a loop circuit having at least two parallel branches, the ends of which branches are connected to a common section extending through a station for loading and unloading tires on and off respective curing units; each curing unit incorporating a mold for a respective green tire, a closed pneumatic circuit designed to receive, at the loading/unloading station, a given supply of curing medium under pressure, a fan device for force circulating the curing medium supply inside the pneumatic circuit, and individual elements for heating both the mold and the curing medium supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Karl J. Siegenthaler
  • Patent number: 4690626
    Abstract: A rotary molding apparatus is described, including a heating chamber, cooling chambers and supports for molds which melt and cast workpieces of plastic. The cooling chambers can be arranged circularly around the heating chamber which is disposed at the center, or the heating chamber can be movable such that an opening thereof can be selectively aligned to one of the cooling chambers. The molds can be moved via the supports from a cooling chamber to the heating chamber and back again. This apparatus optimizes component utilization and minimizes cycle times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventor: Horst Krzepinski