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9011749 Biodegradable component, tooling and process  
An example tooling system for processing a workpiece includes a base, disposed about an axis. A press is axially aligned with the base. The press defines a pressing surface. A mandrel extends...
8992813 Sheet molding compound with cores  
A component made of at least one thermoformable material, having a first layer made of a first material, a second layer made of a second material, and a third layer made of the first material. The...
8932504 Method of making absorbent structure having three-dimensional topography  
A method of making an absorbent structure having a three-dimensional topography includes placing at least a portion of the absorbent structure between opposed mold surfaces. At least one of the...
8911656 Methods for manufacturing a composite fan inlet housing  
Methods for manufacturing a composite fan inlet housing are disclosed. The methods include inserting a first piece of composite material and a second piece of composite material into a molding...
8852486 Low-stress molded gasket and method of making same  
A molded discrete low stress gasket is constructed of restructured filled PTFE for use in corrosive or severe chemical environments under relatively low bolt loads. The gasket has a gasket surface...
8845945 Method of securing low density filler in cavities of a blade body of a fan blade  
A method of forming a fan blade includes the step of positioning a piece of low density filler in a cavity of an inner exposed surface of a fan blade body. An upper surface of the piece of low...
8814556 Method and device for manufacturing sheet having fine shape transferred thereon  
A method for manufacturing a sheet having a shape transferred thereon, in which a sheet-like base made of a thermoplastic resin is placed between an imprint mold and an intermediate base and the...
8784710 Expandable polymer membrane and tubes, and a method of manufacturing thereof  
A method of making an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane including the steps of: providing an unsintered or partially sintered ePTFE membrane; matting the unsintered or partially...
8765043 Method of producing a foam material product  
The invention relates to a method of producing a foam product (1), whereby a body (2) of expanded closed-cell foam, in particular expanded polystyrene particle foam, is subjected to a non-melting...
8617449 Method of making an absorbent structure having three-dimensional topography  
A method of making an absorbent structure having a three-dimensional topography includes placing at least a portion of the absorbent structure between opposed mold surfaces. At least one of the...
8574483 Method of deforming a microcellular polyurethane component  
A method of deforming a component includes the step of forming the component from thermosetting, elastomeric microcellular polyurethane. The method further includes the step of heating at least a...
8545786 Manufacture of porous net-shaped materials comprising alpha or beta tricalcium phosphate or mixtures thereof  
Methods for producing porous tricalcium phosphate net-shaped material are provide. The methods involve preparing a reactant mixture comprising calcium oxide and phosphorus pentoxide in a mole...
8540921 Method of forming a reinforced foam-filled composite stringer  
A method and apparatus for manufacturing a composite stringer. A composite material and foam are laid up onto a tool in the form of a stringer. The foam has a plurality of structural members...
8518313 Process for enhancing compression set resistance of foamed copolyester compositions  
Disclosed herein is a process for heat treating a foamed copolyester thermoplastic sheet structure in order to achieve a sheet structure having a compression set resistance (as determined...
8426006 Method for manufacturing an object from a sandwich structure having a reinforced corner and an object of this type  
An exemplary method for manufacturing and reinforcing a corner in an object made from a sandwich structure, having a thermoplastic core layer (18), which is arranged between two cover layers (16),...
8428488 Charging device, process cartridge, image forming apparatus, and toner  
A cleaning roller cleaning a surface of a cleaning component, wherein the cleaning roller is provided in a roller configuration having a cylindrical shape and has a portion in contact with the...
8337188 Apparatus for making a shingle, and shingle made thereby  
An apparatus for making a shingle, together with the shingle made thereby, is provided, in which one or more thermoplastic materials are extruded or co-extruded to form an extrudate, with the...
8333858 Method for fabricating curved thermoplastic composite parts  
A fabrication method of forming curved thermoplastic composite laminate parts with tailored and varying thickness in a continuous process. Automated equipment or hand lay-up are used to collate...
8313682 Method of manufacturing a foam  
A method of manufacturing a foam having a negative Poisson's ratio comprising the steps: placing a pad 12 of open cell polyurethane foam on a moulding surface 4; placing a flexible membrane 18...
8277719 Process for the preparation of auxetic foams  
A process for the preparation of thermoplastic auxetic foams comprising the steps of: a) taking conventional thermoplastic foam; b) subjecting said foam to at least one process cycle wherein the...
8227060 Lactic acid polymer composition, molded article comprising the composition and process for producing the molded article  
To provide a lactic acid polymer composition excellent in transparency, heat resistance and productivity, a molded article, a sheet and a multilayer sheet each of which comprises the composition,...
8202077 Thermo compactor  
A Styrofoam densification machine for melting used Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam) products. It includes a hopper for holding the disposed Styrofoam and a hopper discharge area for melting the...
8087917 Plant for continuously manufacturing a foam layer to form rest articles  
A plant for manufacturing a continuous latex foam layer (2) to form mattresses (6) provided with cells (5). The plant comprises a plurality of laying planes (7) provided with a plurality of...
8062446 Method of making an outer shell for hockey or lacrosse protective pads  
A method of making an outer shell, the method comprising: (a) providing first and second sheets, each of the first and second sheets being made of a layer of high-density polyethylene,...
7837911 Methods of forming a layered article  
A method of forming a layered article, the method comprises thermoforming a substrate sheet to form a shaped substrate, wherein the shaped substrate is a fiber-reinforced plastic material having a...
7837912 Methods of forming a layered article  
A method of forming a layered article, the method comprises thermoforming a substrate sheet to form a shaped substrate, wherein the shaped substrate is a fiber-reinforced plastic material having a...
7837923 Method of molding load-bearing articles from compressible cores and heat malleable coverings  
Load-bearing articles are manufactured from shape defining compressible cores and thermoplastic shells. The manufacture of these articles requires specific methods and tools. Articles that can be...
7820093 Method for processing stamp material  
A method for processing a stamp material generally includes: heating one of a pressing member and a surface layer of the stamp material; pressing the surface layer of the stamp material using the...
7794635 Process for producing a mattress  
The present invention relates to process for the manufacturing of mattresses characterized in that a liquid molding substance of the same material as the construction pieces (1, 3, 4, 6) is used...
7674419 Method and apparatus for making foot impressions  
A method and apparatus for the making of an impression of a person's foot in foam to be used in the manufacture of orthotics comprising in combination a box of foam that will be deformed by the...
7652075 Surface-compacted foam  
The present invention relates to a process for producing ROHACELL® foams with a compacted surface. Markedly less adhesive then has to be applied during lamination and the good mechanical...
7585439 Manufacture of fully recyclable foamed polymer from recycled material  
A solid state foaming process permits the use of up to 100% recycled pre- and post-consumer polymer for the manufacture of foamed polymer material and thermoformed foamed polymer articles. The...
7575493 Thermoformed sports board  
The invention is directed to a molded foam sports board made by steps: molding a foam core having a molded contour surface; laminating an extruded adhesive resin layer to a polyolefin foam sheet...
7452585 Monolithic structures, methods of manufacture and composite structures  
An article of manufacture comprising a sag-resistant nucleus-forming monolithic composite capable of being located within a hollow interior portion of a structural material and being expanded...
7445736 Embossed indicia on foam core imaging media  
This invention provides method for placing indicia on a support for an imaging element comprising embossing indicia, such as a logo, on a roller; providing a support wherein said support comprises...
7413698 Method of molding load-bearing articles from compressible cores and heat malleable coverings  
Load-bearing articles are manufactured from shape defining compressible cores and thermoplastic shells. The manufacture of these articles requires specific methods and tools. Articles that can be...
7368074 Method for manufacturing automobile weather strip  
An automobile trim has a trim body (a base layer) formed of a rubber composition and having a design surface, a decorating layer formed of a thermoplastic elastomer composition and thermally...
7361293 Panel element, particularly for a motor vehicle, and method for the production thereof  
In a method for producing a trim article (1), the interspace between a sheet-like decorative material (5) and a carrier (3) is foam-filled. There is provision, during foaming, for the decorative...
7316083 Footwear having an outer shell of foam  
The invention relates to a lasted footwear for enclosing a human foot having a heel, an ankle and medial and lateral sides. The footwear comprises an outer shell for receiving the foot and an...
7303717 Method of forming a thermoformed foam part  
A pair of form keys and a method for forming reverse drafts in foam parts are disclosed. A male form key is reciprocally mounted in a first mold half in a retracted position. A female form key is...
7276191 Crosslinked foam which has inner-cavity structure, and process of forming thereof  
A method and device for forming a cross-linked foam and a cross-linked foam are provided. The method includes the steps of preparing at least one foaming material for cross-linked foaming, the...
7229579 Method of manufacturing a sponge device  
A method of making a sponge device is provided. This method includes introducing a curable liquid sponge forming material into a form, placing a handle into the material before it is fully cured,...
7201865 Method of manufacturing foam core boat collars  
Methods for fabricating foam cored items in which the foam core is tightly encased by an outer shell. The foam core is compressed, reducing a characteristic dimension, thereby facilitating...
7174613 Method for manufacturing a foam core having channel cuts  
A method of manufacturing a mattress including providing a foam block, convoluting the foam to form a tongue extending longitudinally along the foam block, and removing at least a portion of the...
7172719 High purity sealing material  
Elastomeric sealing elements such as gaskets, O-rings and diaphragms suitable for use as seals in ultra-pure water systems are fabricated from foamed PVDF by compressing foam blanks up to a 5:1 to...
7166248 Reduced VOC emission alkenyl aromatic polymer foams and processes  
A method for producing an alkenyl aromatic polymer foam structure that comprises melting at least one alkenyl aromatic polymer resin. An effective amount of blowing agent mixture is dissolved in...
7097805 Method for manufacturing slippery-proof foam materials having protruded threads  
The present invention discloses a method for manufacturing slippery-proof foam materials having protruded threads, which comprises the steps of foaming Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) or EVA pellets...
7067082 Method for producing a molded resin laminate  
A molded resin laminate in which the dimensional accuracy and the strength are excellent at a bent portion and a method for producing the same are provided. One, in which an average diameter of...
7048879 Sheet-form structure of expandable thermoplastic resin, thermoplastic resin foam and methods for manufacturing thereof  
A sheet-form structure of expandable thermoplastic resin is provided which is capable of undergoing a pseudo-one-dimensional expansion in its thickness direction and which enables manufacture of...
7041248 Manufacture of dome-shaped articles from thermoplastic foam sheet material technical field  
A method and apparatus for making a dome-shaped sealing element for a vaginal speculum from an annular workpiece of closed cell polyethylene foam sheet material is described. The apparatus...