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264400500 Positioning of a mold part to form a cavity or controlling pressure of a mold part on molding material 72
264400600 Controlling heat transfer with molding material 39
264400300 Controlling fluid pressure in direct contact with molding material 33
264400700 Controlling rate of movement of molding material or its support in a continuous process 32
264400400 Measuring a weight or volume (e.g., level-responsive, etc.) 20
20130043612METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING FORMULATION ORIENTATION OF MULTI-LAYERED PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS - Rapid and accurate determination of the formulation orientation of multi-layer capsule-shaped tablets with respect to different internal formulation layers proximate to the opposite narrow and rounded ends of the tablets is required. By including an appropriate color scheme in multi-layer osmotic tablets, detection of the formulation orientation is achieved by detecting the color at a spot location on a side of the tablet corresponding to one or another formulation layer or to one or another interface of two formulation layers depending on the formulation orientation of the tablet.02-21-2013
20100117250METHOD FOR INSPECTING DEFECT OF HOLLOW FIBER POROUS MEMBRANE, DEFECT INSPECTION EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD - A method for inspecting a defect of a hollow fiber porous membrane having substantially uniform, continuous inner hollow portions comprises steps for introducing a part of the hollow fiber porous membrane into an irradiation chamber, for irradiating the hollow fiber porous membrane with light from the outside in the irradiation chamber, and for detecting light exiting the hollow fiber porous membrane on the outside of the irradiation chamber.05-13-2010
20100072647PATTERNING METHOD - A patterning method according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: acquiring information about a surface state of an underlying film formed on a substrate; determining, based on the surface state, whether irregularity/foreign matter is present in each shot region in which a pattern is to be formed; and solidifying a resist agent while a first template, when it is determined that no irregularity/foreign matter is present in the shot region, or a second template that is different from the first template, when it is determined that irregularity/foreign matter is present in the shot region, is brought close to the underlying film on the shot region at a certain distance with the resist agent therebetween.03-25-2010
20100044898MOLDING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A molding device for easily releasing a molding material produced by transferring a minute shape to resin using a die having the minute shape formed thereon from the die with no damage. A method for controlling such molding device is also provided. The molding device and the control method are characterized in that the force for releasing the molding material from the die is detected and an alarm signal is delivered if the number of times when the releasing force becomes higher than a level preset depending on the molding material reaches a preset number of times.02-25-2010
20100044897POLYMERIC MATERIALS - A part may be manufactured in a desired colour from virgin or recycled polymeric material by selection of a colour formulation to be used in a first location 02-25-2010
20100102469Strain and Kinetics Control During Separation Phase of Imprint Process - Systems and methods for improving robust layer separation during the separation process of an imprint lithography process are described. Included are methods of matching strains between a substrate to be imprinted and the template, varying or modifying the forces applied to the template and/or the substrate during separation, or varying or modifying the kinetics of the separation process.04-29-2010
20100109180PROCESS FOR COOLING FLAT PLASTIC PRODUCTS - Method for cooling flat plastic products, in which plasticized plastic compound is fed to a calender via a slot nozzle by means of an extruder and is rolled and calibrated to the desired shape in this calender between at least two smoothing rolls, after which the film or sheet produced in this way is fed to a chill section comprising a plurality of adjustable rolls and passes through this section until it is sufficiently cool and dimensionally stable, at least both the gap width between the rolls and the speed of the rolls being controllable by open- and/or closed-loop control.05-06-2010
20090194896METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PREVENT MOLD COMPOUND FEEDER JAMS IN SYSTEMS TO PACKAGE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - Methods and apparatus to preventing mold feeder jams in a system to package integrated circuits. An example method includes detecting if a mold compound tablet has a first alignment on a path and removing the mold compound tablet from the path if the mold compound tablet has a second alignment different from the first alignment.08-06-2009
20090045536SHEET MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SHEET MANUFACTURING DEVICE - A sheet manufacturing method including the steps (1) to (5) is provided, (1) extruding a sheet material to a sheet form using a die including plural thickness adjusting means; (2) forming a desired sheet by performing a predetermined processing involving dimensional change in a transverse direction of a sheet; (3) measuring a thickness distribution in the transverse direction of the sheet before completion and after completion of the predetermined processing; (4) calculating a manipulated variable to be applied to the thickness adjusting means corresponding to each measuring position based on a thickness distribution measurement value in the transverse direction of the sheet after completion of the processing; and (5) controlling the thickness of the sheet by operating the thickness adjusting means by the manipulated variable; wherein in the calculation of the manipulated variable of step (4), a correspondence position in the transverse direction of the sheet after completion of the processing with respect to the thickness adjusting means is determined through the following steps A and B, and a thickness control is performed based on the determined correspondence position in the transverse direction of the sheet, A. obtaining unknown parameters such that an evaluation function including a mapping function representing a correspondence relationship between a position in the transverse direction of the sheet before completion of the processing and a position in the transverse direction of after completion of the processing and including one or more unknown parameters, a thickness distribution measurement value in the transverse direction of the sheet before completion of the processing, and a thickness distribution measurement value of after completion of the processing becomes an extreme value, and B. determining the mapping function based on the obtained unknown parameters and determining the corresponding position in the transverse direction of the sheet after completion of the processing with respect to the thickness adjusting means based on the determined mapping function.02-19-2009
20130049244LYOCELL METHOD COMPRISING AN ADJUSTMENT OF THE PROCESSING DURATION BASED ON THE DEGREE OF POLYMERIZATION - The invention relates to a method and a device for producing Lyocell fibres which are extruded from a cellulose solution of water, cellulose and tertiary amine oxide in a spinning head (02-28-2013
20130049243Control of Fired Shape by Piece Orientation - A method of making ceramic bodies includes systematically orienting the bodies during firing relative to a temperature gradient in a kiln. The systematic orientation of the bodies relative to the temperature gradient can allow for an average deviation of a measured shape of the ceramic bodies from a predetermined target contour shape to be less than what they would be if the bodies were oriented randomly relative to the temperature gradient.02-28-2013
20130056893METHOD FOR DETECTING INSERT OBJECTS IN AN INJECTION-MOULDED PART - A method for detecting an insert object in an injection-moulded part pertains to an insert object that is fixedly connected to the injection-moulded part during the injection moulding by the insert object being placed in a cavity, which is surrounded by a mould wall of a mould, before the beginning of the injection-moulding cycle. The mould wall includes at least one temperature or pressure sensor, which records and analyzes at least one measured value at at least one point in time during an injection-moulding cycle. On the basis of the analysis, it is established whether an insert object was present at a specific location in the cavity during the injection-moulding cycle. Finally, after it is ejected, the injection-moulded part is sorted as an accepted part or a rejected part on the basis of the analysis of the measured value.03-07-2013
20090273108METHOD FOR DETERMINING SINTERING SHRINKAGE OF A PRE-SINTERED BODY - A method for determining a sintering shrinkage of a pre-sintered body. The method includes providing a green preform with at least one design feature. The green-preform is pre-sintered to form a white body. At least one change in the at least one design feature with the pre-sintering is recorded. An expected sintering shrinkage to a dense-sintered component is determined using the recorded change.11-05-2009
20130062803TIRE VULCANIZING METHOD, AND TIRE VULCANIZER - A tire vulcanizing method reduces consumption energy and increases productivity of vulcanization. This method involves supplying an inert gas to an internal space of the tire via a supply pipe, discharging the gas from the internal space via a return pipe, and supplying the gas from the return pipe to the supply pipe by a rotation type circulation device. A heating device heats the circulated gas. An internal outlet gas temperature sensor detects a temperature of the gas in the return pipe. A controller decreases a rotating speed of the circulation device when the return pipe gas temperature is a rotating speed decrease temperature or more.03-14-2013
20110012279METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED DETECTION OF HOLES IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS - A method and apparatus for monitoring the production of blow molded plastic containers is disclosed, wherein the method and apparatus utilize a sound detector assembly adapted to be positioned adjacent a mold cavity during the introduction of pressure fluid to a preform in the mold cavity to form a container, the sound detector assembly including a reflector having a substantially conic cross-sectional shape and a sound detector and being responsive to a defect sound of the pressure fluid escaping from the interior of the container for generating an output signal.01-20-2011
20110012278POLYMER PROCESSING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION OF A POLYMER PROCESSING MACHINE - The polymer processing machine, is an injection moulding machine, which has at least two electrical consumers (01-20-2011
20120235314Apparatus and Method for Controlling Horizontal Oscillation of an Edge Dam of a Twin Roll Strip Caster - An apparatus and method for controlling the horizontal oscillation of an edge dam of a twin roll strip caster is provided. The apparatus includes an oscillation unit which horizontally oscillates an oscillation plate in accordance with an oscillation waveform so that an edge dam refractory coupled to the oscillation plate horizontally oscillates, a servo valve which outputs the oscillation waveform to the oscillation unit, and a control unit which applies the oscillation waveform to the servo valve, thus controlling the horizontal oscillation of the oscillation unit. The amplitude, frequency and waveform of the oscillation are variably controlled depending on casting conditions. The edge dam horizontally oscillates, using the servo valve and a hydraulic cylinder, thus rapidly removing edge skull and suppressing the generation and growth of skull, thereby preventing a casting roll or edge dam from being damaged.09-20-2012
20130161850AUTOCLAVE HEALTH MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM - A bladder monitoring apparatus and method for monitoring an inflatable bladder during curing of composite material in an autoclave. The bladder may be wrapped with composite material and have an impermeable membrane sealed around the composite material. The method may include the steps of fluidly coupling a vacuum port of the impermeable membrane with a vacuum source and fluidly coupling a vent of the bladder with a first port of a flow meter located outward of the autoclave. A second port of the flow meter may also be fluidly coupled with atmosphere within the autoclave. The method may then include evacuating air from within the impermeable membrane. If a flow above a threshold flow is detected by the flow meter, the leak in the bladder may be located and repaired or a valve of the flow meter between the first and second ports may be closed.06-27-2013
20130161851METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING GLASS BREAKAGE DURING A PROCESS FOR ENCAPSULATING A TEMPERED GLASS PANEL - An apparatus which accurately detects breakage of a tempered glass panel in an encapsulation die during a glass encapsulation process and rapidly reacts to the detection of such breakage to interrupt the encapsulation process, thus minimizing damage to the encapsulation die, and by so doing, reducing process downtime. A method of utilizing the apparatus is also a part of the invention.06-27-2013
20130161852CALIBRATING DEVICE FOR A BLOWN FILM TUBE - The invention describes a calibration device (06-27-2013
20090057938Closed Loop Control for an Injection Unit - A method is provided for improving melt quality in an injection unit. A closed loop control system regulates operation of the injection unit in accordance with a reference value for at least one operating parameter. A sensor measures the present value of a load upon the motor which drives an injection screw during operation of the injection unit. A processor compares the present value of the load to a reference value for the load. If the present value of the load deviates from the reference value of the load by more than a predetermined amount, then the processor adjusting the reference value of the at least one operating parameter. Operating parameters can include barrel temperature, back pressure and screw RPMs.03-05-2009
20110278753Laser Scanning Systems And Methods For Measuring Extruded Ceramic Logs - Laser scanning systems and methods are disclosed herein that can provide quick and efficient measurement of extruded ceramic logs, particularly related to log shape, during manufacture. Two two-dimensional laser scans from respective laser scanners are performed and the resulting laser scan data is combined to form a three-dimensional surface shape measurement of the ceramic log. The systems and methods disclosed herein enable a non-contact measurement of the extruded ceramic log, which reduces the risk of physically damaging the log. The measurement results can be used to adjust the extrusion process of the extruder that forms the extruded ceramic logs.11-17-2011
20110147971MANAGED PORE SIZE DISTRIBUTION IN HONEYCOMB SUBSTRATES - The invention is directed to a method for managing pore size distribution in honeycomb substrates by using two or more pore forming agents in the batch ingredients. In particular, the invention is particularly useful in managing pore size distribution in cordierite and aluminum titanate honeycomb substrates in the face of particle size variations in the pore forming agents and other materials used to make such substrates.06-23-2011
20110147970IMPRINT APPARATUS AND PATTERN TRANSFER METHOD - An imprint apparatus comprises a scope which observes a mark formed in each shot of a substrate and a mark formed on a mold and a controller. The controller performs observation by the scope, detects an amount of displacement of the shot with respect to the mold based on the observation result, and, if the detected displacement amount falls outside an allowable range, executes at least one of remeasuring a baseline amount and reexecuting a global alignment process.06-23-2011
20110298145DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PLASTIC CONTAINERS - A device for manufacturing plastic containers, including a clocked preform manufacturing means, a temperature control means for thermal conditioning preforms manufactured in the preform manufacturing means, and a continuously working blow molding machine, where the temperature control means is designed and/or configured such that preforms that have been manufactured in one cycle of the preform manufacturing means can be differently temperature controlled.12-08-2011
20100090359METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESSING PARTICLE MATS - The invention relates to a method of pressing pressing-material mats during the production of wood-material panels in a continuous press, wherein the continuous press has upper and lower heating plates, upper and lower entry plates, which project on the entry side and form an entry mouth, and, in the upper and lower parts of the press, endlessly circulating steel pressing belts which, with the interposition of rolling bars, are supported on the entry plates and the heating plates, wherein the height h04-15-2010
20090121374METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CRYSTAL ORIENTED CERAMICS - A method of manufacturing a crystal oriented ceramics is disclosed. The method comprises preparing step, mixing step, shaping step and sintering method. At least one of anisotropically shaped powder, used as raw material, and a compact, formed by shaping step, is selected to have an orientation degree of 80% or more with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 15° or less according to a rocking curve method. A microscopic powder, having an average grain diameter one-third or less that of anisotropically shaped powder, is prepared for mixing therewith to prepare raw material mixture. The raw material mixture is shaped into the compact so as to allow oriented planes of anisotropically shaped powder to be oriented in a nearly identical direction. In a sintering step, anisotropically shaped powder and microscopic powder are sintered with each other to obtain the crystal oriented ceramics.05-14-2009
20090152751METHOD FOR TESTING MULTILAYER TABLETS - The present invention is related to a method for testing multilayer tablets in a multiple rotary press, in which die holes of a circulating die plate are successively filled with tablet material of different layers in succeeding filling devices, and the tablet material is compressed one layer after the foregoing layer into pressed articles having n layers by means of synchronously circulating compression punches, and the pressed articles are subsequently ejected in an unloading station and taken out, in which in a testing procedure, pressed articles with m layers are taken out after the compression in a respective unloading station and are conveyed to a testing station, wherein applies 1<=m<=n, wherein before taking out the pressed articles, at least the m-th layer is compressed more strongly than during the normal manufacture of the multilayer tablets, wherein applies m06-18-2009
20090096120 PROBE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR A POLYMERIC PROCESS - A method for processing a polymeric article, by introducing ingredients including a polymeric material for forming a polymeric article into an apparatus including a wall surface over which the polymeric material travels in at least a fluidic state, and an orifice through which the ingredients exit the apparatus. The ingredients are mixed while in the apparatus to form a polymeric ingredients mixture. A corrosion response of the wall surface of the apparatus is monitored with at least one resistance corrosion sensing probe that is flush mounted with the interior wall surface. The polymeric mixture is solidified after it exits the orifice for forming the polymeric article and mitigating corrosion detected by the monitoring step.04-16-2009
20090146332METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POSITIONING A COMPONENT - The invention relates to a method and device for positioning a component. A hydraulic drive displaces the component along a guide. A position marking for the component is read by at least one sensor. An output signal is transmitted to a controller and the controller regulates a position of the component by means of a variation in the supply of fluid depending on the output signal from the sensor.06-11-2009
20110147969APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FABRICATING FLAT PLATE DISPLAY - A fabricating apparatus and a method of a flat plate display are disclosed. A fabricating apparatus of a flat plate display includes a stage on which a substrate is seated, an imprinting mold bonded with the substrate to form a thin film pattern on the substrate, the imprinting mold comprises projections and grooves, and a temperature adjusting part configured to compensate a total pitch of the substrate as much as total pitch difference with a total pitch of the imprinting mold before the imprinting mold is bonded with the substrate.06-23-2011
20110062612METHODS OF QUALITY CONTROL IN CONCRETE BLOCK PRODUCTION - The invention relates to a method of controlling the quality of blocks that are produced front face-up in a mold, and verifying the accuracy of the production of such blocks, to ensure that the blocks are manufactured with consistent quality and minimal block-to-block variability. Measurement locations are formed on the front faces of predetermined blocks. By measuring the distances between the measurement locations and the rear faces and comparing with a target distance, any variation provides an indication that the blocks are not being properly formed. The process variables, such as the alignment of the compression head and/or the pressure plates to the mold, can then be adjusted accordingly.03-17-2011
20100078840IMPRINT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ARTICLE - An apparatus for pressing resin on a shot region of a substrate and a mold to each other to form a resin pattern on the shot region, including: a mold chuck; an X-Y stage including a substrate chuck, the resin held by the substrate chuck and mold held by the mold chuck being pressed to each other in a Z-axis direction; a dispenser for dispensing the resin on the shot region; a scope for measuring, in an X-Y plane, a position of a substrate mark formed in each of a plurality of shot regions of the substrate held by the substrate chuck; and a reference mark formed on the X-Y stage. The X-Y stage has a moving range allowing the dispenser to dispense the resin on all shot regions of the substrate, and the position of the reference mark can be measured within the moving range of the X-Y stage.04-01-2010
20090273107SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING AIR LEAKAGE IN A VARTM PROCESS - A method of detecting leakage from a preform used in a VARTM process includes providing a mold and bagging film suitable for use in the VARTM process; heating air; distributing hot air along an interface between an the bagging film and a surface of the mold; determining a temperature distribution along the interface; and using the temperature distribution to locate one or more leaks in the bagging film.11-05-2009
20090267252Method for Manufacture of Housing Part Provided With Ventilation Filter, and Method for Manufacture of Housing Provided With Ventilation Filter - A ventilation filter part 10-29-2009
20090289384SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TANGIBLE OBJECT - A system for producing a tangible object. The system has a space which can be filled with a fluid. A reference platform at least partially defines at least one side of the space. The system further has a phase-transformer which can form a layer of the object by selectively transforming the fluid into a solid in a predetermined area of the space. An actuator can separate the layer from the reference platform by moving the layer relative to the reference platform or vice versa. The system has a controller connected with an actuator control output to the actuator and/or with a transformer control output to the phase transformer. The controller can control the production of the object based on a determined value of the force exerted on the reference platform or the solid or of a parameter related to the force.11-26-2009
20090295006TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DEVICE - A transfer apparatus, for molding a resin on a substrate using a mold on which a pattern is formed and releasing the mold from the resin to transfer the pattern onto the substrate, includes a charge removing device configured to remove a charge of the mold, and a detector configured to detect an electric potential of the mold. The charge removing device is configured to remove the charge of the mold if the electric potential of the mold detected by the detector is not less than a predetermined value.12-03-2009
20120292799PATTERN FORMING METHOD AND PATTERN FORMING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a pattern forming method includes: applying a curing resin onto a substrate to be processed; bringing a pattern forming template having concave-convex shaped pattern grooves on the surface into contact with the curing resin, to fill the pattern groove with the curing resin; curing the curing resin; and releasing the pattern forming template from the curing resin, to form a pattern of the curing resin on the substrate to be processed. Further, in the pattern forming method, before application of the curing resin, positional information of a foreign object present on the substrate to be processed is measured and stored, and the foreign object is then removed based on the stored positional information of the foreign object.11-22-2012
20110266706IMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method of aligning a substrate and an imprint template is disclosed. The method includes directing an alignment radiation beam towards an imprint template alignment mark and an adjacent substrate alignment mark, the imprint template alignment mark and the substrate alignment mark each including a grating which extends in a first direction and a grating which extends in a second direction, providing relative movement between the imprint template and the substrate in the first direction and in the second direction, using an intensity detector to detect the intensity of alignment radiation redirected in the zero-order direction by the imprint template alignment mark and the substrate alignment mark during the relative movement in the first direction and in the second direction, and determining an aligned position of the imprint template alignment mark and the substrate alignment mark based upon the detected intensity.11-03-2011
20090166906Device and process for compression particles - The present invention concerns a device (07-02-2009
20130119573CEMENT MORTAR PANEL WITH PRESTRESSED BIAXIAL REINFORCEMENT - This cement mortar panel with prestressed biaxial reinforcement is formed by a slab of cement mortar which, having a thickness ranging from 2 to 7 cms, includes a biaxial reinforcement. The slab has occluded in the cement mortar mass means for versatile operating on the panel assembly allowing for its handling and/or fixation to a building structure, which versatile operating means constitute of themselves, on one part, means for retaining them in the set mass of cement mortar and, on another part opposite to the former, anchoring means either for panel handling members or members for its fixation to the building structure.05-16-2013
20090140445High Throughput Imprint Based on Contact Line Motion Tracking Control - Systems and methods for controlling velocity of a contact line and height profile between a template and a substrate during imprinting of polymerizable material are described.06-04-2009
20120068372NANOIMPRINT TEMPLATE AND PATTERN TRANSCRIPTION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a nanoimprint template using a pattern transcription to a substrate by a nanoimprint technique, the template includes a transcription pattern and an alignment mark on a main surface of a main body, wherein the alignment mark comprises a polarizer.03-22-2012
20110221086TIRE UNIFORMITY CORRECTION - Improved methods and apparatus are disclosed for correcting one or more uniformity characteristics in a tire and particularly to correction in a low profile tire or a tire having a projection along the sidewall. The uniformity characteristic may be a radial force variation, conicity, or both. Correction is accomplished by stretching portions of the tire architecture to create permanent deformation.09-15-2011
20090026645Foamed Resin Molding Machine and Method of Operating the Same - A die opening and closing device for a movable die plate and a fixed die plate includes a toggle link disposed between the movable die plate and a die tightening housing, a cross head for flexing the toggle link, and a motor-driven ball screw penetrating through the die tightening housing and inserted into the cross head, and this die opening and closing device is provided with die thickness adjusting means for adjusting the die thickness S when the die is tightened by extension of the toggle link, and ball screw rotation control means for controlling constant the cracking gap, and a foamed resin molding machine is presented, together with its operating method.01-29-2009
20090051064Molding Machine Monitoring Apparatus, Method, and Program - An object is to make it possible to calculate and set a threshold used for determining whether a molded product is good or defective, for each molding shot, to thereby enable an operator of a molding machine to easily set the threshold, and to determine whether a molded product is good or defective, while using a proper threshold, to thereby maintain a proper percent defective and enable accurate determination for molded products. To achieve the above object, there are provided a numerical value detection section which detects a numerical value representing a molding condition of a molding machine; a relation-deriving section which derives a relation between threshold and percent defective on the basis of the detected numerical value; a threshold-setting section which sets, in accordance with the derived relation, a threshold corresponding to a previously set target value of the percent defective; and a determination section which determines whether a molded product is good or defective through comparison between the detected numerical value and the set threshold.02-26-2009
20110221085METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FEEDING A POLYURETHANE MIXTURE INTO HOLLOW BODIES - A method and apparatus for feeding a polyurethane mixture suitable to form a thermally insulating layer inside hollow bodies, such as hollow walls of a refrigerator cabinet, freezer, display counter or insulating panel. A polyurethane mixture resulting from chemically reactive components, supplied by a high-pressure mixing device, is injected into a cavity of a hollow body extending in a horizontal plain. The mixture is injected at a first flow-rate and a first injection speed, to be poured into a first deposition zone farthest from the injection point. Subsequently, the flow-rate and the injection speed of the polyurethane mixture are gradually reduced in a controlled manner, to be poured in successive deposition zones towards the injection point of the polyurethane mixture, along a distribution strip, allowing the injected mixture to spread out throughout the cavity of the hollow body along isometric expansion lines.09-15-2011
20090243128COLLECTION OF PROCESS DATA USING IN-SITU SENSORS - A system is provided for collecting data during vacuum molding of a composite part using a mold including an air tight, flexible membrane sealed to a tool. The system comprises a plurality of MEMS sensors coupled with the interior of the mold at different locations over the part. Each of the sensors produces signals related to a process parameter, such as pressure within the bag, that is sensed at the location of the sensor.10-01-2009
20100148387Process for Production of Heat-Resistant Hollow Article Made of Polylactic Acid Containing Resin - A process for production of a heat-resistant hollow article made of a polylactic acid containing resin by using a mold which includes a female mold portion having a concavity, a male mold portion having a convexity and a stripper plate having an edge-forming part. The surface of the mold facing the cavity is heated to a temperature corresponding to a crystallization temperature of the polylactic acid containing resin. The male mold portion and the stripper plate are moved away from the female mold portion when a temperature T(° C.) of the resin detected by an infrared temperature sensor is in the range of T=(t+3.5)±1.5 (t(° C.) is the surface temperature of the mold). Gas is introduced between an inner surface of the hollow article and the male mold portion, and the hollow article is taken out of the mold by advancing the stripper plate toward the hollow article.06-17-2010
20100001422Method of measuring extent of cure of binder in products - A method for determining the extent of cure of binder in a product comprising heating a sample of the product to vaporize free moisture in the sample and expel vaporized free moisture from the sample, measuring cure moisture content of the product, measuring binder content of the product, calculating a product ratio of cure moisture content to binder content, and comparing the product ratio of cure moisture content to binder content to a predetermined desirable ratio of cure moisture content to binder content.01-07-2010
20110006452PROCESS TO REGULATE THE THICKNESS OF ORIENTED BLOWN FILM - The invention relates to a process to regulate the film thickness of tubular film manufactured using a film blowing process, wherein the film is laid flat and repositioned using an oscillating take-off unit and subsequently monoaxially oriented in machine direction using an orientation unit. This process produces a film whose thickness profile has as few deviations as possible from the average film thickness across the film width. This result is achieved by setting the film thickness profile of tubular film produced with a film blowing line such that after orientation and as a result of deviations during orientation, a film thickness profile develops that is uniform across the entire film width.01-13-2011
20110057345IMITATION STONE SIDING SYSTEM - Imitation stone (03-10-2011
20110057344METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE MOLDING OF PLUGS AS PART OF A PIPE CONNECTION - The invention relates to a device for the molding of plugs as part of a pipe connection and a method used for the device, wherein the pipe connection is constructed as a sealing plug-in connection with a connecting piece and a plug that can be locked with the connecting piece, wherein the plug exhibits an outer part and an inner part that are connected to each other in a single piece and forms an annular gap on the rear free end.03-10-2011
20110057343METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BLOW MOLDING CONTAINERS - A method for blow molding containers in blow molds of a device operated with the recovery of air from the blow molds, where operation is accomplished consecutively in a preblow stage with a low pressure and at least two further blow stages with respective higher pressures, and where subsequently, in a recovery phase with several pressure stages, air is fed from the respective blow mold, air from the blow mold is first fed into the volumes allocated to the preblow stage, with priority over a feeding at least into the volume allocated to the pressure stage following the preblow stage. Further, a blow control and a control means for the pressure in the volume, where the blow control has a program section for primarily feeding air first into the volume, and possibly for limiting the pressure in the volume to a multiple of the pressure.03-10-2011
20090115085SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TWO-SHOT MOLDING CRASH PAD - A system and a method for two-shot molding a crash pad, in which a passenger side air bag (PAB) door region is more flexible than other regions is disclosed. The system includes a first resin supply unit, a second resin supply unit, a temperature sensor mounted on a predetermined position of a mold, adjacent to a target material interface, and a controller for controlling a time at which to supply the second resin into the passenger side air bag region based on a detection signal from the temperature sensor. This system is cost effective and can maintain a uniform interface between different types of materials.05-07-2009
20110031639Hinged pointer pottery sizing guide - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for reproducing the size of a first ceramic ware in the making of a second ceramic ware. In embodiments, the first ceramic ware may be received on a pottery wheel. A hinged pointer may then be presented to a position on the first ceramic ware, where the hinged pointer may include a pointer connected to a supporting structure by way of a hinge. The first ceramic ware may then be removed from the pottery wheel, and material for the making of the second ceramic ware may be placed on the pottery wheel. The process of making the second ceramic ware may then progress, where the making includes sizing the second ceramic ware to the position of the hinged pointer.02-10-2011
20120032364Method and Apparatus for Operating a Plant for the Treatment of Containers with Controlled Parameter Selection - A method of operating a plant for the treatment of containers may include treating the containers with pre-set treatment parameters by a first treatment unit of the plant. The treatment parameters are capable of being altered at least in part and depend at least in part upon product parameters—characteristic of the container—of the containers to be treated. At least one product parameter characteristic of the container is determined by detecting a recognition mark associated with the container, and at least one treatment parameter is altered on the basis of this characteristic product parameter.02-09-2012
20100301508METHOD FOR FORMING AN IMPRINT PATTERN - A method for forming an imprint pattern includes: contacting a template having a first pattern with a curable material on a substrate to be treated and curing the curable material; releasing the template from the curable material after curing to form a second pattern made of the curable material such that the first pattern is transferred and formed as the second pattern for the substrate; measuring at least one of a load or time requiring for separation of the template when the template is separated from the curable material after transferring and forming; and comparing the load or time measured with a predetermined threshold value and determining whether the load or time measured is beyond the predetermined threshold value or not.12-02-2010
20110121476ENCODED CONSUMABLE MATERIALS AND SENSOR ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS - A consumable material and sensor assembly for use in an additive manufacturing system, the consumable material comprising an exterior surface having encoded markings that are configured to be read by the sensor assembly, where the consumable material is configured to be consumed in the additive manufacturing system to build at least a portion of a three-dimensional model.05-26-2011
20110241239OPTICAL MEDIA PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - A nano-imprinting system may be configured to at least one of transport, emboss, coat and slit an optical media according to operational parameters. A control system may be configured to detect one or more attributes of the optical media that result from at least one of the embossing and coating of the optical media, and to adjust at least one of the operational parameters based on the detected one or more attributes.10-06-2011
20110001253Rotary powder compression molding machine - A rotary powder compression molding machine according to the invention includes: a flame; a rotary shaft; a turret; a plurality of die; an upper and a lower punches; an upper and a lower rolls; a designator for designating a molding portion constituted of a set of the die and the upper and lower punches corresponding to the die; a position detector for detecting that the molding portion designated by the designator has reached a predetermined position; a separator for separating a designated molded article ejected from the molding portion designated by the designator from collection of molded articles other than the designated molded article based on a position detection signal output from the position detector; and an actuation verifier for verifying actuation of the separator based on movement of the designated molded article.01-06-2011
20110024931METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MOLDED BODIES - A method for the production of molded bodies from a base substance, wherein the base substance is mixed with a solution for producing a molding solution, and the solution subsequently is at least partially removed from the mixture, and the molding solution is fed to a unit for molding, wherein the molding solution is diluted before molding.02-03-2011
20110024930METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device according to an embodiment includes bringing a pattern part for transfer formed on a template and a viscous material disposed on a material to be processed into contact with each other; and adjusting a distance between a surface of the material to be processed and a surface of the pattern part for transfer that faces the material to be processed so as to become a desired distance, in the contact situation of the pattern part for transfer and the viscous material.02-03-2011
20130154144CONICITY CORRECTION FOR RUBBER COMPONENT EXTRUSION - A method for correcting the conicity of a tread strip is described. The method includes the steps of extruding a tread profile having a right hand side, a left hand side and a chimney; measuring the thickness of the tread profile at the right hand side and the left hand side; calculating the mass of the tread on the left hand side and the right hand side; and adjusting the location of the chimney incrementally towards the side which is least in mass.06-20-2013
20110018156In-Line Screw Type Injection Molding Machine and Method of Controlling the Same - The invention is to provide an in-line screw type injection molding machine which can have a simplified configuration of an injection mechanism and a metering mechanism. The in-line screw type injection molding machine is characterized by comprising: a metering motor 01-27-2011
20100164132METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF PROCESS PARAMETERS, AND WOOD PRODUCT - The invention relates to a method for detecting process parameters when making wood products (07-01-2010
20110175246MEASURING DEVICE - A measuring device for determining at least one parameter value for the operation of a blow molding machine, a filling machine, and/or a labeling device, and having at least one measuring element for determining the at least one parameter value and a preform dummy, and disposing the at least one measuring element in and/or at the preform dummy.07-21-2011
20110248416METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TURBINE ENGINE VANE - Fabricating a blade by 3D weaving a preform that is to be impregnated with resin. According to the invention, the visibility of the cut ends of certain yarns of the preform (10-13-2011
20090026644Control Device for Molding Machine, Control Method for Molding Machine, and Molding Machine - There are provided a control apparatus for a molding machine, a control method for a molding machine, and a molding machine, which can enhance the operability of an injection molding machine at all times, and can improve the productivity of molded products. The control apparatus includes state-determination processing means which determines a state of the molding machine; mode-setting processing means which sets, on the basis of the determined state of the molding machine, an operation mode in which the molding machine is operated; and molding-machine-operation processing means which operates the molding machine in the set operation mode. In this case, the operation mode in which the molding machine is operated is set on the basis of the determined state of the molding machine; and the molding machine is operated in the set mode. Accordingly, the productivity of molded products can be improved.01-29-2009
20080230936MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - Disclosed herein is a membrane electrode assembly with a superior power generating efficiency and a method of manufacturing the same. Also disclosed is a manufacturing apparatus thereof wherein a gasket with an optimum thickness can be easily applied to the membrane electrode assembly without preparing various types of gaskets. A method of manufacturing the membrane electrode assembly with catalytic layers and gas diffusion layers on surfaces of the electrolyte membrane comprises controlling a molding thickness according to thicknesses of the catalytic layers and the gas diffusion layers and integrally molding the gasket portions formed with resin materials on at least one surface of the electrolyte membrane.09-25-2008
20100078841METHOD FOR QUALITY SURVEILLANCE OF POWDERED PRESSED MATERIAL AND A ROTARY PRESS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method for quality surveillance of powdered press material for a rotary press, in which the press material is fed from a reservoir via a preferably vertical feed channel to a filling device, which continuously fills dies of a rotor with press material wherein to the feed channel and/or the filling device is assigned a microwave resonator with an analysis unit, which measures the moisture and/or the density and/or the size of the granules of the press material, and at least one press variable of the microwave resonator is used for changing a control variable of the rotary press.04-01-2010
20090243129DETECTING APPARATUS - A detecting apparatus and method for detecting deformation of a fixed mold plate of an injection molding machine. The apparatus includes a mounting member and an elastic member that is received in the through hole of the mounting member and generally positioned at the center thereof. The apparatus also has a contacting member that is received in the through hole and positioned near or at the first end surface, and a sliding member that is slidably received in the through hole near or at the second end surface. A blocking member is attached to the second end surface of the mounting member. A pressure sensor is fixed between the blocking member and the contacting member.10-01-2009
20100244296COMPOSITE COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of producing a composite component that includes both a structural insert and a plastic casing. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method uses a closed-loop control system and includes the following steps: evaluating the structural insert for various attributes, placing the structural insert in a mold cavity, adjusting the position and/or orientation of the structural insert with respect to the mold cavity based on, among other things, the evaluated attributes, and injecting molten material into the mold cavity so that it at least partially surrounds the structural insert.09-30-2010
20110175247SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PATTERN VERIFICATION METHOD, PHOTOMASK MANUFACTURING METHOD, SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTING SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PATTERN VERIFICATION METHOD - A semiconductor integrated circuit pattern verification method includes executing simulation to obtain a simulation pattern to be formed on a substrate on the basis of a semiconductor integrated circuit design pattern, comparing the simulation pattern and the design pattern that is required on the substrate to detect a first difference value, extracting error candidates at which the first difference value is not less than a first predetermined value, comparing pattern shapes at the error candidates to detect a second difference value, combining, into one group, patterns whose second difference values are not more than a second predetermined value, and extracting a predetermined number of patterns from each group and verifying error candidates of the extracted patterns.07-21-2011
20100320632ELECTRONIC CYCLE COUNTER - A monitor for maintaining a mold cycle count with an actuator sending a count signal to a processor following a mold operation. The monitor further includes a timer having an active mode and a sleep mode. The processor generates an average cycle time and an activity percentage of the mold taking into account active and sleep periods of the mold.12-23-2010
20100320631METHOD OF PROCESSING SUBSTRATE AND IMPRINT DEVICE - A method of processing a substrate according to an embodiment includes carrying out an imprint processing that transfer a pattern formed in a template onto a flowable material disposed on a semiconductor substrate so as to obtain a transfer pattern, and at least one processing selected from the group consisting of an inspection processing of an semiconductor substrate, an applying processing of a separating material and an inspection-cleaning processing in parallel in the same processing chamber.12-23-2010
20110062611METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN INTERNAL SURFACE TEMPERATURE PROFILE OF A THERMOPLASTIC PREFORM DURING A STRETCH BLOW MOULDING PROCESS - A method for providing an internal surface temperature profile of a thermoplastic preform (03-17-2011
20110254183MEASURING DEVICE AND MEASURING METHOD FOR AN INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE FOR ASCERTAINING A BATCH-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTIC NUMBER - A measuring device for an injection molding system for ascertaining a batch-specific characteristic number of a plasticized plastic includes a flow channel which is situated between a plasticizing unit of an injection molding machine and an injection molding tool, a first pressure sensor and a second pressure sensor and a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor being situated along the flow channel. The flow channel has a taper between the first pressure sensor and the second pressure sensor.10-20-2011
20120146252CONTROL METHOD FOR DETERMINING CURE STATUS OF GLASS FIBER PRODUCTS - A method for assessing the cure status of a fibrous blanket manufactured with mineral fibers and binder is disclosed and comprises a first, qualitative assessment of cure followed by a second quantitative assessment that utilizes one of alternative procedures depending on the outcome of the first, qualitative assessment. For example, a first visual inspection may qualitatively reveal areas or undercure, upon which a second pH test of samples extracted from undercured areas may quantify the degree of undercure. Conversely, if the visual inspection reveals no undercured areas, a different sampling procedure examines different blanket areas for overcure status using a similar pH test.06-14-2012
20110260350METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BLOW-MOLDING CONTAINERS - A method and an apparatus for blow-molding containers are disclosed. A parison made of a thermoplastic material is first subjected to a thermal treatment in the zone of a heating section along a conveying path. The parison is then shaped into the container within a blow mold under the effect of a blowing pressure. Once the container has been blow-molded, a wall thickness is measured on at least one vertical level of the container. A preset value for the wall thickness is fed to a controller as a desired value, and the measured wall thickness is fed thereto as an actual value. The controller presets the quantity of at least one parameter influencing the blowing process in accordance with a difference between the desired value and the actual value. More specifically, the controller presets the quantity of at least one parameter influencing the supply of blowing gas. The quantity of the parameter is preset on the basis of a blowing process simulation model implemented in the controller.10-27-2011
20110260351VACUUM-ASSISTED FOAMING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOULDING INSULATION OF REFRIGERATION CONTAINERS - A method and an apparatus for foaming a refrigeration container (10-27-2011
20110187013METHOD FOR MOLDING GOLF BALL COVER OVER SOFT CORE - A method for compression molding a thin cover layer over a large or soft core golf ball, wherein the process includes mold press speed of closure, pressure within the mold cavities, temperature of materials being molded, and the movement of the compression press is controlled by as the mold position rather than any fixed amounts of time. A Ram press is moved in a very controlled fashion during the low pressure stage by a servo controller, and is governed by data fed to a control computer by a linear potentiometer, which allows for a very deliberate movement, especially over the last 0.4 inches of closing. A pressure transducer and thermocouples determine the flow point of the cover layer. Once the cover material starts to flow, the Ram press is triggered into a high pressure close wherein the cover layer is formed and then finally cooled.08-04-2011
20110215495Injection-Molding Process - The invention relates to an injection-molding process for producing a plastic molded part in a cavity of a tool. The process includes simultaneously injecting different melt streams composed of different component materials into the cavity, and controlling the injecting operation to obtain a form-fitting and/or material-bonding connection between the different component materials. The process further includes acquiring measurement data concerning the two melt streams at the site of development of the form-fitting and/or material-bonding connection and adapting the control to optimize the injecting operation on the basis of the measurements data acquired.09-08-2011
20100219547LYOCELL METHOD COMPRISING AN ADJUSTMENT OF THE PROCESSING DURATION BASED ON THE DEGREE OF POLYMERIZATION - The invention relates to a method and a device for producing Lyocell fibres which are extruded from a cellulose solution of water, cellulose and tertiary amine oxide in a spinning head (09-02-2010
20090174102Production method for a delaminatable laminated bottle - A particularly small eyedropper or the like is provided, which has a construction such that, when a body thereof is squeezed, an introduction hole thereof can be easily closed to compress air in a space between an inner layer and an outer layer thereof even in the absence of a check valve in the introduction hole, and defectiveness of the introduction hole can be easily checked. To this end, a test hole (07-09-2009
20090174101METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF MOLDS, DIES, AND INJECTION BARRELS USING FLUID MEDIA - For controlling temperature in the molding of plastics, metal, ceramic, or die-casting, a circulator supporting a molding machine includes a fixed displacement pump driven by an electronic servo motor for volumetric metering of thermal fluid to or from the molding machine. A pre-set or dynamically controlled volume and flow rate profile matches the heating and cooling requirement of a molding machine and process. Volumetric metering may be based on parameters such as time, machine cycle status, temperature, pressure, and/or flow rate. Fluid may be circulated through the mold at positive or negative pressure at fixed, variable, or pulsed flow. The supply side in a fluid loop may be restricted so as to cause a pressure drop in or upstream of the mold, die or barrel, and seed bubbles may be injected into the fluid flow to excite vaporization and lowering of the fluid temperature.07-09-2009
20120306110LOCKING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF LOCKING APPARATUS - A locking apparatus includes a stationary platen on which a stationary die is mounted, a movable platen on which a movable die is mounted, a locking drive mechanism that advances or retreats the movable platen, an ejecting member held in the movable platen to remove a molded product from the movable die, a protruding drive mechanism that pushes out the ejecting member from the movable die, and an error detection unit that detects extraneous material based on a state change of the ejecting member or the protruding drive mechanism during a closing operation.12-06-2012
20120098153PLANT AND METHOD FOR THE CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF PREFORMS - A plant for the continuous production of preforms for plastic containers using at least polyester recyclate for the filling of foodstuffs, having at least one melt-producing upstream plant section, at least one preform producing injection molding plant section, and a plant control system, where at least the melt-producing upstream plant section and the injection molding plant section are interlocked at an interface to form a plant block. For the derivation of process alteration strategies and/or preform qualifying strategies, an inline measurement station including an evaluating device is provided at the interface for at least one quality parameter of the melt measured in the process flow.04-26-2012
20110316180MOLD MONITORING - A monitor for maintaining a mold cycle count and other mold operation data and a corresponding system that generates a first remote record of the mold cycle data and a second remote record of the mold cycle data, the second remote record comprising a lesser, different and/or non-confidential version of the first remote record. The first remote record and the second remote record may then be coordinated among an OEM manufacturer, a moldmaker and a molder.12-29-2011
20110156298INJECTION MOLDING METHOD OF STONE-BASED COMPOSITE MATERIAL - The invention provides an injection molding method of stone-based composite material and equipment thereof, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a. putting raw materials into a charging device and then pushing the raw materials into a preforming machine barrel of a preforming device by a pressing component in the charging device; b. keeping the temperature being between 15° C. and 55° C. and compacting the raw materials with the rotation of a preforming screw and transporting the raw materials into a collecting block; c. injecting the raw materials into a mold through a mold gate under the injection force of 50 Mpa to 180 Mpa; d. keeping the temperature of the mold between 140° C. and 200° C. and curing time between 40 seconds and 300 seconds; and e. opening the mold to get the product. The invention has the advantages of simple production process, high acceptance rate of products manufactured, high production efficiency and low production cost. The product has the advantages of high mechanical strength, good fire resistance, thermal stability, corrosion resistance and electrical property, low cost and the like. The product is capable of substituting the majority of thermoset plastics and thermoplastics, thus reducing the usage amount of plastic products and providing powerful support and safeguard for creating resource-conservation and environment-friendly industry.06-30-2011
20110049742METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INSTALLING AND/OR DEINSTALLING BLOW MOULDS - A method for operating a transforming device for transforming plastic preforms into plastic containers may include at least one blow mould carrier and a multi-part blow mould arranged on the blow mould carrier. A holding connection may be provided between the blow mould and the blow mould carrier. The holding connection between the blow mould carrier and the blow mould may be detached or established in an at least partially automated manner.03-03-2011
20110049741METHOD OF MAKING CERAMIC BODIES HAVING REDUCED SHAPE VARIABILITY - A method of making ceramic bodies having reduced shape variability. Such ceramic bodies include extruded-to-shape substrates and diesel particulate filters. Principal components analysis is used to generate a small number of uncorrelated or independent components from a larger set of inter-correlated measurements. The uncorrelated components can then be used during the forming process to control the shape of ceramic bodies and reduce variability of such shapes. A method for quantifying and subsequently reducing the shape variability of is also described.03-03-2011
20100096766Imprint Lithography System and Method - A loading unit, surface scanning module, and an imprint module may be integrated into a single tool. Template may be loaded on loading unit and positioned within imprint module. Substrate may then be loaded on loading unit and scanned defects using surface scanning module. If substrate passes inspection by surface scanning module, substrate may be positioned imprint module where formable material may be dispensed thereon and imprinted. The imprinted substrate may then be unloaded from imprinting module.04-22-2010
20100096765DEVICE FOR PRESS-FORMING A THIN SHEET AND PRESS- FORMING METHOD - A press-forming device includes a punch and a die, as a mold to be measured, and a strain measurement means arranged within the mold and measuring a strain amount generated by press-forming. The strain measurement means is positioned at the press-direction side relative to a radius end of a die shoulder on the material flow-out side when the mold is positioned at a lower dead point of press-forming. The strain measurement means is preferably positioned within a region defined by a surface which is away from the center of curvature of a curved surface of the mold by the distance ten times R, where R is a curvature radius of the curved surface.04-22-2010
20110089591Methods and Systems for Manufacturing Composite Parts - Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing a composite part are provided. One method includes cutting a material into a plurality of pieces and marking each of the plurality of pieces of material with a unique indicium. This method also includes placing one of the pieces of material in a mold cavity, detecting a signal from the indicium on the piece of material, and verifying that the piece of material was placed in the mold cavity in the correct location based on the signal from the indicium. The placing, detecting, and verifying steps are performed for each of the plurality of pieces of material. The pieces of material are then molded together to form the composite part.04-21-2011
20120211911DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING FILM TUBING - The invention describes a device for calibrating membrane tubes which are extrudable by means of an extrusion die. As characteristics it comprises a ring along the interior wall of which the extruded membrane tube can be guided as well as a cooling liquid provision appliance which can be used to provide a cooling liquid which can be conveyed to between the interior wall and the membrane tube.08-23-2012
20120126443HOUSING FOR FLUID DYNAMIC BEARING DEVICE - Provided is a housing for a resin fluid dynamic bearing device in which deterioration with time of a fixing force for another member is mitigated and which can maintain a high bearing performance for a long period of time. The housing formed of a resin composition exhibiting a compression creep amount of 8% or less when a compressive pressure of 80 MPa is applied for 168 hours at an atmosphere temperature of 80° C., provides a sufficient fixing force for the another member fixed with a press-fitting force, for example, a bearing sleeve press-fitted into an inner periphery of the housing even after a long term use. Thus, there is no fear of fixing positions of the another member with respect to the housing being deviated and a high bearing performance is maintained for a long period of time.05-24-2012
20120133066DEVICE FOR REGULATING DEFORMATIONS OF THE BED OF A GEOMETRICALLY AERODYNAMIC MOLD AND MOLDING METHOD WITH THIS DEVICE - The invention describes a regulating device that adapts to the aerodynamic profile of a mold bed made of composite material offsetting the geometrical deviations occurring in the mold bed. The device comprises some stiffening ribs (05-31-2012
20120133065REAL-TIME, CLOSED-LOOP SHAPE CONTROL OF EXTRUDED CERAMIC HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES - Systems and methods for real-time, closed-loop shape control of extruded ceramic honeycomb structures are disclosed. Methods include extruding batch material through an extruder barrel and through an extruder die using at least one extrusion screw to form the extrudate, and measuring a shape of the extrudate immediately adjacent the die. The batch material water content is determined or measured, at least one of the extruder barrel and screw temperature are measured, and the extrusion screw rotation rate are measured. At least one of the batch material water content, barrel temperature, screw temperature and rotation rate is adjusted to maintain the extrudate shape to within a select tolerance.05-31-2012
20110180947METHOD OF MANUFACTURING STANDARD EAR SHELLS FOR IN-THE-EAR TYPE GENERAL-PURPOSE HEARING AIDS - Provided is a method of manufacturing the standard ear shell for use in the ITE type general-purpose hearing aid considering the shape and size of the external auditory meatus according to the embodiment of the present invention, that quantitatively measures shape and size of an external auditory meatus to calculate an average of the measured shape and size of the external auditory meatus, and minimizes an acoustic feedback of the hearing aid or a receiver to save a manufacturing cost, to thereby quickly provide the hearing aid for a patient, mass-produce an average model ear shell, and simultaneously maintain quality of the ear shell consistently.07-28-2011
20120175803IN-VITRO MEASUREMENT OF CATAMENIAL TAMPON SYSTEMS - An apparatus for testing of medical products such as a feminine hygiene product, is presented. The apparatus includes a body, a pump and a vaginal canal assembly. The body includes an internal chamber and a bottom surface having a bore open to the internal chamber. The pump provides a fluid to the body. In one embodiment, the fluid is a menses simulant. The vaginal canal assembly includes an interior canal accepting the product. The vaginal canal assembly includes a passage providing the fluid to the interior canal. The apparatus includes a pressure regulator controlling pressure exerted on the vaginal canal assembly from a volume of air within the internal chamber. The apparatus includes a stand. The stand includes a retaining device and a locking device. The locking device cooperates with the retaining device to selectively secure the body in at least one of a rotational position and an angular position.07-12-2012
20120313277Pellet Press - The invention relates to a pellet press (12-13-2012
20120313276METHOD FOR APPLYING LIQUID MATERIAL, APPLICATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM - Disclosed are an application method, device and programme which enable the constant retention of a fillet shape, without altering the shape due to the speed differences associated with changes in the direction of the nozzle or differences in the degree of penetration when bumps are arranged non-uniformly. In a liquid material application method a desired application pattern is created, liquid material is discharged from a nozzle whilst the nozzle and a workpiece are moved relative to one another, and the gap between a substrate and the workpiece, the workpiece being placed above the substrate by means of at least three bumps, is filled up with liquid material by capillary action. If bumps are arranged non-uniformly, the supply quantity per unit area of the application pattern is set so that a greater quantity is supplied to application areas next to areas where the integration density of bumps is high, than is supplied to application areas next to areas where the integration density of bumps is low.12-13-2012
20120313275Slot Die Position Adjustments to Facilitate Patterned Products - A method of controlling a slot die comprises positioning actuators of the slot die with a controller according to a first set of discrete settings, operating the slot die by passing an extrudate through the fluid flow path and out the applicator slot with the actuators positioned according to the first set of discrete settings, and while passing the extrudate through the fluid flow path and out the applicator slot, changing the positions of the actuators with the controller to create patterned features in the extrudate.12-13-2012
20120313274Slot Die Position Adjustment and Return to Baseline - A method of controlling a slot die comprises, while continuing to pass the extrudate through the fluid flow path and out the applicator slot, changing the position of the actuators with the controller to either increase the cross-directional thickness of the fluid flow path adjacent each of the actuators or substantially close the fluid flow path adjacent the actuators, and after changing the cross-directional thickness of the fluid flow path adjacent each of the actuators, while continuing to pass the extrudate through the fluid flow path and out the applicator slot, repositioning each of the actuators with the controller according to the set of discrete settings to resume operating the slot die with the actuators positioned according to the set of discrete settings.12-13-2012
20090051063METHOD OF EXTRUSION OF PARTICULATE PASTES OR SUSPENSIONS - The extrusion of a green body from a paste or suspension of particulate solids in a liquid is conducted by a process which includes the steps of introducing flowable paste or suspension into an inlet end of a moulding passage which is defined by walls having at least one partially liquid-permeable wall section; applying pressure to the paste or suspension, thereby to remove from the passage at least a major portion of the liquid of the paste or suspension, by establishing a pressure differential across the liquid permeable section, so as to form in the passage a non-flowable body of consolidated particulate solids of the paste or suspension, and to extrude the non-flowable body progressively from an outlet end of the passage. The magnitude of the pressure, the rate of removal of liquid and the rate of extrusion are controlled to maintain the non-flowable body at a length which extends back from the outlet end of the passage and across and beyond the liquid-permeable wall section to provide a portion of the body upstream of the liquid-permeable wall section. Liquid is removed from the passage by constant pressure filtration in which liquid being forced from the suspension is filtered through the portion of the non-flowable body maintained upstream of the liquid permeable section.02-26-2009
20120235313METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING PRODUCTION OF FLUID FILM - A method for monitoring production of a fluid film, including: activating a dispenser to deliver appropriate material from a storage duct to a metering system for even distribution of a fluid film; allowing the fluid film to pass a sample retrieving roller; measuring the fluid film on the sample retrieving roller using a data reading device to obtain film thickness data; transmitting the data to an analyzer to examine the data against a predetermined reference value; transmitting a comparison result in real time by the analyzer to a production equipment controlling console; controlling the storage duct to dispense material through the material metering system and adjusting the film thickness; repeating the above steps to make a film thickness within the reference range; and maintaining the thickness at the narrowest tolerance deviation, and continuously delivering the film onto a substrate for production.09-20-2012
20120299208METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ACTIVE WEDGE ERROR COMPENSATION BETWEEN TWO OBJECTS THAT CAN BE POSITIONED SUBSTANTIALLY TO PARALLEL TO EACH OTHER - The invention relates to a method and device for expanding the travel or control displacement of linear actuators that is available during an imprinting or embossing stroke. The wedge error compensating head (11-29-2012
20120080813METHOD FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF THE TEMPERATURE OF A PLASTIFIED PLASTIC MATERIAL AT THE EXIT OF AN EXTRUDER - A method for the measurement of the temperature of a plastified plastic material at the exit of an extruder, characterized in that the function of the sound velocity in dependence of the temperature is measured and memorised for at least one plastified plastic material, the sound velocity is measured during the extrusion of the plastic material, and the respective temperature is determined from the velocity measurement values and the function.04-05-2012
20120280415CONTROL SYSTEM FOR TOOLING - A tooling system for moulding a work piece is provided The tooling system comprises a mould tool (11-08-2012
20120280414In-Process Monitoring for Composite Parts Quality Control Using Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors (PWAS) Technologies - Methods of forming a molded composite material are generally provided. A composite forming precursor (e.g., fibers and/or a resin material) can be applied onto a mold that includes a plurality of piezoelectric sensors embedded into the mold. The composite forming precursor can then be cured adjacent to the mold to form a molded composite material. During curing, the molded composite material can be monitored, using the piezoelectric sensors to detect any defects formed during curing.11-08-2012
20120091611IMPRINT METHOD AND APPARATUS - An imprint apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect a mark formed on the mold and a mark formed on the substrate corresponding to a target transfer position, and a control unit configured to obtain information indicating relative position between a mark formed on the mold and a mark formed on the substrate corresponding to the target transfer position. The detection unit detects a mark formed on the mold and a mark formed on the substrate corresponding to the target transfer position, in a state where position of the mold and the substrate is aligned. The control unit performs alignment between the mold and the substrate so that the relative position when the mold and the transfer material are in contact with each other at the target transfer position in the state.04-19-2012
20120326345METHOD AND MACHINE FOR MANUFACTURING CONTAINERS ALLOWING A MODIFICATION OF HEATING RATE - A machine for manufacturing containers from blanks of plastic material, which includes an oven furnished with a plurality of radiation sources for heating blanks as they travel through at a predetermined speed of travel and heating profile, and a programmed control center for modifying the speed of travel and heating profile based on a temperature measurement made on a blank leaving the oven, and a pressure measurement made in the blank during a subsequent blowing.12-27-2012
20120326347SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING PRODUCTION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS - A method and system for analyzing and controlling the curing of a composite material part using information derived from composite material test samples obtained using an ex-situ analytical device.12-27-2012
20120326346SHEET-SHAPED MOLD POSITION DETECTION DEVICE, TRANSFER DEVICE AND TRANFER METHOD - A sheet-shaped mold position detection device 12-27-2012
20130015598IMPRINT APPARATUS AND ARTICLE MANUFACTURING METHODAANM KIMURA; AtsushiAACI Saitama-shiAACO JPAAGP KIMURA; Atsushi Saitama-shi JP - The imprint apparatus of the present invention includes a controller that has a first servo controller configured to servo-control a first drive unit; a second servo controller configured to servo-control a second drive unit; and a correction controller configured to execute calculation processing for calculating a correction value for correcting a force, which is applied to a mold or a substrate when the mold is brought into contact with the substrate via an imprint material, based on a relative position between a mold holding unit and a substrate holding unit in a contact direction and correct at least one of command values to be transmitted to the first or second drive unit by the first or second servo controller based on the correction value.01-17-2013
20130015597IMPRINT APPARATUS AND ARTICLE MANUFACTURING METHODAANM Hattori; TadashiAACI Utsunomiya-shiAACO JPAAGP Hattori; Tadashi Utsunomiya-shi JP - An imprint apparatus includes: a first driving mechanism configured to move at least one of a mold holder and a substrate holder such that a mold and an imprint material are contact with each other; a second driving mechanism configured to move at least one of the holders such that the substrate is aligned with the mold; a measurement device configured to measure relative positions between a mold mark and a substrate mark in a state in which the mold and the imprint material are not in contact with each other; and a controller configured to control the second driving mechanism based on information of a relationship between a moving amount of at least one of the holders, and change in relative positions between the marks, information of the moving amount, and information of the measured relative positions.01-17-2013
20130015596ROBOTIC FABRICATOR - A fabrication system includes a tool-head for manufacturing, a first manipulator and a second manipulator. The first manipulator supports and manipulates an item, and is configured to provide six-axes of movement for positioning of the item relative the tool-head. The second manipulator carries a component and orients the component at a select orientation relative to the item supported on the first manipulator. The tool-head is configured to add material to at least one of the item and the component. The first and second manipulators provide at least six axes of fabrication for the tool-head.01-17-2013
20130020733Apparatus and Method for Creating Spacer Lattice - A spacer apparatus can be employed to achieve improved fit and balance in a knee joint in knee arthoplasty without requiring multiple cuts to the distal femur or proximal tibia. The spacer apparatus can be molded by using a semi-rigid or rigid one- or two-piece mold to form biocompatible material in liquid or gel form into a desired shape and thickness appropriate for the patient, allowing the material to cure or harden, and then removing the material from the mold. The spacer apparatus can also be molded by using a semi-rigid or rigid one- or two-piece mold to form biocompatible material in liquid or gel form into a desired shape and thickness, allowing the material to cure or harden, and then further cutting or forming the material into a desired shape appropriate for the patient.01-24-2013
20090166908Innovation control process for specific porosity/gas permeability of electrode layers of SOFC-MEA through combination of sintering and pore former scheme and technology - An innovation scheme and technology used for controlling porosity/gas permeability of electrode layers of SOFC-MEA through combination of pore former and sintering manipulations. The porosity of electrode layer is 0-35 vol. %, and the gas permeability of electrode layer is 1×1007-02-2009
20130168890METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING, MONITORING, AND CONTROLLING A MOLD, DIE, OR INJECTION BARREL - In a method for thermally controlling a mold, initial measurements of flow versus pressure or pumping speed for a thermal exchange liquid are used to select an achievable flow within a maximum pressure. Subsequently, the system's identity and integrity are verified by repeating at least one measurement before and/or during a process run. An energy exchange rate can be adjusted to a moving average over preceding cycles. Thermal equilibrium can be detected by sensing changes in temperature to or from the process, or in energy exchange rates, from cycle to cycle. An energy exchange rate set point can be set to an initial value during startup, and then reset to an equilibrium value. Energy efficient operating conditions can be determined by comparing circulator energy consumption with thermal energy exchange rates over a range of flow rates and/or temperatures to the process. Cooling flow pulse timing can be graphically adjusted.07-04-2013
20080224341PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR COMPOUNDING AND INJECTION-MOULDING DESICCANT-FILLED POLYMERS - Disclosed is an injection moulding machine, comprising an extruder for continuously producing a melt of a desiccant-filled polymer; at least one injection device fluidly connected with the extruder by a first conduit to receive melt and including an injection ram movable to a forward position for injection of melt into an injection mould and a rear position for introduction of melt into the injection device; characterized in that the injection moulding machine further comprises a sensor which allows determination of the viscosity or melt flow index of the desiccant-filled polymer. Further disclosed is a method of operating such a compounder-type injection moulding machine.09-18-2008
20130181365IMPRINT APPARATUS AND ARTICLE MANUFACTURING METHOD - An apparatus for bringing a mold having a pattern region and a first mark into contact with an imprint material on a substrate having a second mark, includes a deforming mechanism configured to deform the mold such that a portion of the mold where the first mark is formed protrudes toward the substrate, a driving mechanism configured to adjust a distance between the mold and the substrate, and a detecting unit configured to detect, after the driving mechanism starts an operation of reducing the distance, the first mark and the second mark in a state in which the portion of the mold and the imprint material on the substrate are in contact with each other but a whole of the pattern region is not in contact with the imprint material.07-18-2013
20130134614Artificial Stone and Method of Making Same - A method of forming a lightweight artificial stone comprises sizing an existing rock to a first set of dimensions and compensating for shrinkage of moldable cement and expanded glass mixture, squaring the existing rock at least once, laying out at least one of the existing rock, forming a mold of the existing rock, removing the existing rock from the mold, filling the mold with the moldable cement and expanded glass mixture, forming at least one dimensionally accurate stone.05-30-2013
20130093112PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A PRODUCT - A method for production of a molded article from a base substance in a device for mixing of the base substance with a solvent is provided. The method includes mixing a base substance to produce a molding solution with the solvent and at least partially removing the solvent from the mixture; and feeding the molding solution to a device for further processing of a product and diluting the molding solution before further processing. In embodiments, the diluent is introduced to the device before a discharge device and/or in the discharge device.04-18-2013
20130093113IMPRINT APPARATUS AND ARTICLE MANUFACTURING METHOD USING SAME - An imprint apparatus transfers a pattern formed on a mold to a resin on a substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a shape correction mechanism configured to apply a force to the mold to thereby deform a pattern region formed on the mold; a heating mechanism configured to heat a substrate-side pattern region formed on the substrate to thereby deform the substrate-side pattern region; and a control unit configured to obtain information regarding a difference between shapes of the pattern region formed on the mold and the substrate-side pattern region and control the shape correction mechanism and the wafer heating mechanism so as to reduce the difference between the shapes of the pattern region formed on the mold and the substrate-side pattern region based on the obtained information.04-18-2013
20130113131Method and Apparatus for Substantially Constant Pressure Injection Molding of Thinwall Parts - A substantially constant pressure injection molding method and machine that forms molded parts by injecting molten thermoplastic material into a mold cavity at a substantially constant pressure. As a result, the mold cavity is filled with molten thermoplastic material by advancing a continuous flow front of thermoplastic material from a gate to an end of the mold cavity.05-09-2013
20080197521METHOD OF INDICATING AN OPEN/CLOSE STATE OF A CHECK VALVE OF AN INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE - A method of indicating an open/close state of a check valve of an injection molding machine simply and more accurately. The method detects screw rotational force during injection and displays in wave form on the screen of a display device changes in detected rotational force. An open/close state of the check valve can be indicated based on the waveform pattern displayed on the display screen because the screw rotational force waveform pattern changes when the check valve closes. From the fact that the screw rotational force waveform pattern changes when the check valve closes, the open/close state of the check valve can be indicated from the displayed waveform.08-21-2008
20130147076METHOD OF DETECTING A COMPONENT OF AN ARTICLE AND METHOD OF PREPARING A COMPONENT FOR DETECTION - A method of detecting the presence or position of a first component in an article is disclosed. The first component, which has a predefined response to incident light, includes a microporous film of a semi-crystalline polyolefin and a beta-nucleating agent. The method includes irradiating the article with incident light, detecting light received from the irradiated article; and identifying the predefined response of the first component in the light received from the irradiated article to detect the presence or the position of the first component. A method for preparing a mechanical fastening component for use in an article is also disclosed. The method includes stretching a film backing containing beta-spherulites and having upstanding fastening elements to provide a microporous film backing with sufficient porosity to allow it to be detected when subjected to an inspection system comprising a light detector.06-13-2013
20130147077IN-MOLD VIBRATILE INJECTION COMPRESSION MOLDING METHOD AND MOLDING APPARATUS THEREOF - An in-mold vibratile injection compression molding method and molding apparatus thereof are described. While performing a filling stage, a first piezoelectric actuator and a second piezoelectric actuator are use to vibrate the molding material along at least two directions for precisely filling the molding material into the micro-structure in order to avoid the form error, to increase the groove filling rate and to improve the residual stress.06-13-2013
20100308485PATTERN FORMING APPARATUS AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD - A pattern is formed by an imprint technique, without decreases in throughput and alignment precision. A pattern forming apparatus includes a substrate holder that holds a substrate to be processed, a template holder that holds a template, a first position measuring device that measures the position of the substrate held by the substrate holder, a second position measuring device that measures the position of the template held by the template holder, and a control device that aligns the substrate with the template, based on transfer position information, calculates misalignments of the substrate and the template caused by a demolding procedure, based on the results of the measurement carried out by the first position measuring device and the second position measuring device, calculates a relative misalignment between the substrate and the template, based on the misalignments of the substrate and the template, and corrects the transfer position information, using the relative misalignment.12-09-2010
20130175724Obtaining Melt Viscosity Stability of Polyoxymethylene Compositions - Processes for improving melt flow properties of molten compositions with polyoxymethylene polymers and polymer/polyol additives having a certain core-link-arm structure, which include: obtaining melt viscosity stability while improving notched Izod, decreasing relative apparent capillary melt viscosity, and increasing elongation at break relative to molten compositions of polyoxymethylene polymers without the polymer/polyol additives.07-11-2013
20110233803METAL MOLD HOLDING METHOD, ANNULAR MEMBER MANUFACTURING METHOD AND ANNULAR MEMBER MANUFACTURING APPARATUS - A metal mold holding method includes: rotating a metal mold by a first rotating portion; rotating a holding member by a second rotating portion in the same direction as that of the metal mold such that a difference between a speed of rotation of the holding member and that of the metal mold which rotates is smaller than a difference between the speed of rotation of the holding member and that of the metal mold in a case where the speed of rotation of the metal mold is zero; and holding the metal mold which rotates by the holding member which rotates.09-29-2011
20130154143HIGH DYNAMIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM - A heating/cooling module for a molding system includes a mold surface forming a part of a mold cavity. A cooling unit is disposed adjacent to the mold surface for cooling the mold surface. A layered heater is disposed adjacent to the mold surface for heating the mold surface.06-20-2013
20130154142CONICITY CORRECTION FOR RUBBER COMPONENT EXTRUSION - A system for extruding one or more tread strips is described. The system includes an extruder having an outlet end connected to an extruder head for forming an elastomeric strip to a predetermined cross-sectional profile. The extruder head has an internal flow channel having an inlet end and an outlet end, wherein the flow channel has a first temperature zone and a second temperature zone. The temperature zones are used to adjust the conicity of the tread strips.06-20-2013
20130154145BLOWN FILM SCANNING METHOD - A method is provided for measuring and controlling a cumulative physical property, such as the thickness, of a tubular blown film, wherein the tubular blown film is being extruded from a ring-shaped extruder having a plurality of film physical property controllers disposed around the ring-shaped extruder. Where the physical property is thickness, the method includes the steps of (1) collapsing the tubular film to create a two-ply web and slowly rotating the film while taking a plurality of thickness measurements across the two-play web at various sections of the film, (2) calculating initial estimates of the thickness of each section using a first algorithm, (3) refining the initial estimates of the thicknesses of each section by successive iterations using a second algorithm, and (4) optionally adjusting at least one film physical property controller to control the final estimate of the thicknesses of each longitudinal section.06-20-2013
20090166907Innovation process for anode treatment of solid oxide fuel cell - membrane electrode assembly to upgrade power density in performance test - This invention describes the process for fabrication of a high conductivity and low resistance solid oxide fuel cell. An anode substrate is mainly prepared via tape casting technique and modified by abrasion and polish process. Electrolyte is fabricated onto the polished side by thin film technologies and can attach well in the cross section. Grinding surface of anode side about 10-30 μm after finish of MEA combination can get a high conductivity and low resistance unit cell and enhance cell performance effectively.07-02-2009
20130193602IMPRINT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ARTICLE - An imprint apparatus cures an imprint material, while a pattern formed on a mold is kept in contact with the imprint material, thereby transferring the pattern onto the imprint material. The apparatus includes a measurement unit which performs, in parallel, alignment measurement in which a relative position between the mold and a shot region on the substrate, to which the pattern is to be transferred, is measured so as to align the mold and the shot region, and overlay measurement in which a relative position between a first pattern already formed in another shot region on the substrate using the mold, and a second pattern underlying the first patter is measured.08-01-2013
20120292800PROCESS AND EQUIPMENT FOR PRODUCTION OF POLYIMIDE FILM - Provided are a method and apparatus for the production of a polyimide film, which allow a polyimide film having physical properties with in-plane uniformity to be produced with high productivity. In the method for the production of a polyimide film, a solvent content of a self-supporting film is measured by infrared spectroscopy, and based on the measurement result, one or more kinds selected from a drying condition of a cast of a polyimide precursor solution, a post-heating condition of the self-supporting film, and an amount of extrusion of a polyimide precursor solution from a die are controlled.11-22-2012
20130200543SMART INSTALLATION/PROCESSING SYSTEMS, COMPONENTS, AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE SAME - A processing system employs a processing tool to process workpieces, for example cold working holes and/or installing expandable members into holes. Sensors sense various aspects of the processing. Information regarding performance of the process and/or materials may be stored, for example a hole-by-hole or a workpiece-by-workpiece basis, allowing validation of processing. Information also allows dynamic operation of the processing tool. Analysis of response relationships (e.g., pressure or force versus position or distance) may provide insights into the process and materials, and/or facilitate the real-time feedback including control, alerts, ordering replacement for consumable components.08-08-2013
20130099405Apparatus for Carrying Out a Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) Process and Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) Process - Apparatus for resin transfer molding (RTM) and an RTM process for producing integral components. The apparatus has a closable mold (W) with a mold cavity (F), and an injection unit (04-25-2013
20120074605FINE PROCESSING METHOD, FINE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM WITH FINE PROCESSING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON - According to one embodiment, a fine processing method includes determining a resist amount required for each first region of a pattern formation surface and a total amount of resist. The method include dividing the total amount of resist by a volume of one resist drop to determine the resist drops total number. The method include determining a provisional position for the resist drop of the total number. The method include assigning the each first region to nearest one resist drop, and partitioning again the pattern formation surface into second regions assigned to the each resist drop. The method include determining a divided value by dividing the volume of the one resist drop by the required total amount of resist determined. The method include finalizing a final position of the each resist drop, if a distribution of the divided value in the pattern formation surface falls within a target range.03-29-2012
20120086143OPTICAL THREAD POSITION DETECTION DEVICE - The invention relates to an optical thread position detection device (04-12-2012
20130207288IMPRINTING APPARATUS AND IMPRINTING METHOD - According to one embodiment, the imprinting apparatus of the embodiment provides an irradiation part, a pattern slippage quantity-detecting part, and a control part. The irradiation part fills the resist, which is dropped as a transfer material on the substrate to be treated, in the template pattern and cures the resist by irradiating the curing light. The pattern slippage quantity-detecting part detects the pattern slippage quantity between the substrate to be treated and the template. The control part controls the irradiation part so as to irradiate intermittently the curing light to each shot and revises the position relation between the substrate to be treated and the template so as to dissolve the pattern slippage between the substrate to be treated and the template based on the pattern slippage quantity detected during stopping of the curing light irradiation.08-15-2013
20130207289Coinjection Hot Runner Injection Molding System - A coinjection molding apparatus is disclosed that provides a skin material melt stream and a core material melt stream to a nozzle. The skin material melt stream forms an inner and outer layer of a molded article with the core material melt stream forming a core layer between the inner and outer skin material layers. A volume of the core material for forming the core layer may be manually adjusted between injection cycles to change a thickness of the core layer between a first molded article and a second molded article. Alternatively, a volume of the core material for forming the core layer may be automatically adjusted during an injection cycle to change a thickness of the core layer during formation of the molded article, such that the molded article will have a core layer with at least a first thickness and a second thickness.08-15-2013
20130043610METHOD OF MANUFACTURING GEL PARTICLES, AND DRIVE SIGNAL GENERATION DEVICE FOR LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - A method of manufacturing gel particles adapted to apply a voltage to a liquid ejection head to eject a liquid including a polymeric material toward an ejection target liquid to thereby manufacture the gel particles, includes: raising the voltage from a first voltage to a second voltage at a first gradient; raising the voltage from the second voltage to a third voltage at a second gradient steeper than the first gradient at which the voltage is raised from the first voltage to the second voltage, and then holding the voltage at the third voltage; dropping the voltage from the third voltage to a fourth voltage, and then holding the voltage at the fourth voltage; raising the voltage from the fourth voltage to a fifth voltage at a third gradient, wherein the third gradient is gentler than the second gradient.02-21-2013
20100044894PREPARATION OF CAPSULES - Prior art processes for producing protein-based capsules (for example, capsules for use in electrophoretic media) tend to be wasteful because they produce many capsules outside the desired size range, which is typically about 20 to 50 μm. Capsule size distribution and yields can be improved by either (a) emulsifying a water-immiscible phase in a preformed coacervate of the protein; or (b) using a limited coalescence process with colloidal alumina as the surface-active particulate material.02-25-2010
20130069261METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARING NOVEL LIPOSOME - Disclosed is a method for preparing a liposome formulation. In the disclosed method, a lipid fraction is dissolved in an organic solvent. The solution including a bioactive component and the lipid fraction, together with a carrier, is put in a reaction vessel, and a supercritical fluid is introduced thereto, so as to prepare particles coated with the bioactive component-lipid. The supercritical fluid is discharged by compression to obtain proliposome particles, and then the proliposome particles are hydrated by an aqueous solution including water so as to form a liposome solution. Preferably, the formulation may include one or more bioactive components. As required, the liposome formulation may be further processed by methods such as particle size reduction, removal of organic solvent, and freeze-drying. The preparation method can be easily carried out at a laboratory scale. Furthermore, the same method can be employed in liposome formulation preparation in mass production, or at a commercial scale.03-21-2013
20120267809APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF LIPOSOMES - Disclosed are: an apparatus which enables the easy production of liposomes having uniform particle diameters; and others. Specifically disclosed is a liposome production apparatus comprising: a microtube having a flow path through which a lipid-dissolved solution comprising at least one lipid, water and a water-miscible organic solvent can pass; a housing section in which the microtube is accommodated; and a cooling means for cooling the dissolved solution contained in the microtube in the housing section to a temperature at which liposomes can be produced. The apparatus enables the production of liposomes having uniform particle diameters.10-25-2012
20090127728Microcapsule composition for electrophoretic displays - The present invention provides: a microcapsule composition for electrophoretic displays; a production process for the microcapsule composition for the electrophoretic displays; a production process for a sheet for the electrophoretic displays; and a handling method for microcapsules for the electrophoretic displays; wherein the microcapsule composition contains microcapsules and, when used for the electrophoretic displays, can make them as excellent as conventional in various performances (e.g. longtime stability of displaying, respondability of displaying, contrast, and number of times of display rewritability) and, particularly above all, can make the electrophoretic displays exhibit a very high performance as to the contrast. The present invention composition is a composition used for preparation of a coating liquid and comprises an aqueous medium and microcapsules for the electrophoretic displays, wherein the microcapsules include a shell and a dispersion that is capsuled in the shell, wherein the dispersion includes a solvent and electrophoretic fine particles that are dispersed in the solvent; with the composition being characterized by: being a product as obtained without involving the step of drying the microcapsules; and having a microcapsule content of 30 to 80 weight %.05-21-2009
20100148385ELECTROPHORETIC MEDIA AND PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - A first electrophoretic medium comprises an electrically charged particle suspended in a suspending fluid, the particle having a polymeric shell having repeating units derived from at least one monomer the homopolymer of which is incompatible with the suspending fluid. A second, similar electrophoretic medium comprises a suspending fluid, and first and second types of electrically charged particle suspended in the suspending fluid, the two types of particle having differing optical characteristics but both having polymeric shells. The polymeric shells are arranged such that homoaggregation of the two types of particles is thermodynamically favored over heteroaggregation.06-17-2010
20100213628METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENCAPSULATING ACTIVE AGENTS - Methods for making self-assembled, selectively permeable elastic microscopie structures, referred to herein as colloidosomes, that have controlled pore-size, porosity and advantageous mechanical properties are described. In one form of the invention, a method of forming colloidosomes includes providing particles formed from a biocompatible material in a first solvent and forming an emulsion by adding a first fluid to the first solvent wherein the emulsion is defined by droplets of the first fluid surrounded by the first solvent. The method includes coating the surface of droplet with the particles and the stabilizing the particles on the surface of droplet. The colloidosomes produced typically have a yield strength of at least about 20 Pascals. In certain forms of the invention, the particles are spherical and are formed of a biocompatible polymer. Colloidosomes formed according to the methods described herein are also provided. In one form, a colloidosome includes a shell formed of biocompatible, substantially spherical particles wherein each of the particles are linked to neighboring particles. The shell defines an inner chamber sized for housing a desired active agent and has a plurality of pores extending therethrough. The colloidosomes are structurally stable, typically having a yield strength of at least about 20 Pascals. Colloidal suspension and methods of encapsulating a desired active agent are also described08-26-2010
20110163468Device For Preparation of Liposomes and Method Thereof - Disclosed is a device for preparation of liposomes, comprises a reaction tank and an infusion unit. The reaction tank comprises a collector mounted in a predetermined position of the reaction tank; Two inlet ports are included: the first inlet port for infusing an aqueous solution; and the second inlet port for infusing an organic solution. The infusion unit can introduce a bioactive agent containing-aqueous solution into the reaction tank. The infusion unit comprises a filter connected to one end of the infusion unit and being adjacent to the collector. The method using the device comprises the steps of infusing an aqueous solution and an organic solution into the reaction tank of the device and thus forming an interface between the filter and the collector; infusing a bioactive agent containing-aqueous solution and being filtered by the filter, the bioactive agent is encapsulated to form a water-in-oil emulsion; the water-in-oil emulsion is passing through the aqueous solution and thus to form a water-in-oil-in-water double emulsion. Finally the removal of the organic phase of water-in-oil-in-water double emulsion enables the harvest a plurality of liposomes. It has advantages such that simple-used and automation production. Thus nano size or sub-micro size liposomes can be prepared with high encapsulation efficiency without sonicators or delicate microfluidic systems.07-07-2011
20090206499ELECTROPHORETIC MEDIA AND PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - A first electrophoretic medium comprises an electrically charged particle suspended in a suspending fluid, the particle having a polymeric shell having repeating units derived from at least one monomer the homopolymer of which is incompatible with the suspending fluid. A second, similar electrophoretic medium comprises a suspending fluid, and first and second types of electrically charged particle suspended in the suspending fluid, the two types of particle having differing optical characteristics but both having polymeric shells. The polymeric shells are arranged such that homoaggregation of the two types of particles is thermodynamically favored over heteroaggregation.08-20-2009
20090189304Encapsulation of oils by coacervation - The present invention describes the encapsulation of water insoluble oils by coacervation and the subsequent reduction in oxidative degradation of these oils in microencapsulated forms. Water insoluble oils useful in the process of the invention include food oils such as PUFA, flavor oils, and agriculturally and pharmaceutically active oils.07-30-2009
20100025872PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING LIPOSOME DISPERSION - Provided are a production method of liposome dispersion industrially useful and the production equipment.02-04-2010
20110024929APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING LIPOSOMES AND METHOD OF PRODUCING LIPOSOMES - Disclosed herein are an apparatus for producing liposomes and a method of producing liposomes by which it is made possible to produce liposomes under sterile conditions during the manufacturing process while monitoring in line the particle diameter of liposomes. The apparatus for producing liposomes includes a unit for regulating the particle diameter of liposomes, a supply flow channel for supplying the particle diameter regulating unit with a solution under processing containing a liposome-forming lipid, and a discharge flow channel for discharging from the particle diameter regulating unit a solution under processing containing liposomes, the supply flow channel having an input port through which the solution under processing containing the liposome-forming lipid is put into the supply flow channel, wherein the discharge flow channel has a first light transmitting part at least a portion of which is made of material transparent to light, and also has at least a first light transmittance measuring unit which measures the light transmittance of the solution under processing containing liposomes by directing light to the first light-transmitting part from the outside of the first light-transmitting part. A method of producing liposomes by use of the apparatus.02-03-2011
20120119397METHOD FOR PRODUCING DISPERSION LIQUID CONTAINING PEST CONTROLLING COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROCAPSULE - Provided is a method for continuously producing a dispersion liquid containing a pest controlling composition. This method includes steps of: dispersing a suspension and a dispersion medium in a first dispersion tank by stirring the suspension and the dispersion medium in the first dispersion tank while continuously supplying the suspension and the dispersion medium into the first dispersion tank, the suspension being formed by suspending a solid pest controlling composition in a water-immiscible organic solvent and the dispersion medium being formed from water or a water solvent containing an alcohol; and stirring a first dispersion liquid in a second dispersion tank while continuously supplying into the second dispersion tank the first dispersion liquid discharged continuously from the first dispersion tank, wherein the stirring of the first dispersion liquid is continued until a dispersion state of the first dispersion liquid becomes stable.05-17-2012
20100270695Processing Nanoparticles by Micellization of Blocky-Copolymers in Subcritical and Supercritical Solvents - Disclosed is a process for forming nanoparticles by the micellization of blocky copolymers in either subcritical or supercritical solvents and antisolvents. The nanoparticles are suited for use as delivery vehicles for drugs and genes.10-28-2010
20120074603Delivery of Herbicidal Actives From Highly Charged Microcapsules - This invention relates to a method for forming hollow silica-based particles suitable for containing one or more herbicidal active ingredients. In the method for forming the herbicidal composition, an emulsion is prepared wherein the emulsion includes a continuous phase that is polar or non-polar, and a dispersed phase comprising droplets including (i) a polar herbicidal active ingredient when the continuous phase is non-polar or (ii) a non-polar herbicidal active ingredient when the continuous phase is polar. A silica precursor is added to the emulsion such that the silica precursor can be emulsion templated on the droplets to form hollow silica-based particles that encapsulate the herbicidal active ingredient,03-29-2012
20080272507Stably preserved microspheres - In accordance with the present invention, active carboxylic acid ester groups are coupled on the surfaces of microspheres so as to reduce protocols for microsphere processing, control side reactions, and stably preserve beads containing active carboxylic acid ester groups.11-06-2008
20090218708Process for preparing concentrated aqueous micellar solutions - The present invention provides a method for preparing supersaturated aqueous solutions of micelles of compounds in which the solubility in water is less than the critical micelle concentration. The solutions can be process to prepare solid micelles which have advantageous properties for drug delivery.09-03-2009
20120091605Chewable Soft Capsule - A matrix formulation for a soft chewable capsule is provided which includes a gel-forming composition, a plasticizer, a polymer modifier, and water. The polymer modifier may be a carboxylic acid or other organic compound that alters the physical and/or chemical properties of the capsule formulation. A chewable soft capsule is also provided, having enhanced organo-leptic and processing properties. An active material may be delivered to a user using this dosage form. A method of forming the chewable soft capsule is also provided.04-19-2012
20130168885DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMATION OF VESICLES - A device and method for the formation of vesicles is disclosed herein. The device comprises a fluid introduction zone and a vesicle formation zone. The fluid introduction zone comprises a first inlet and a second inlet configured and disposed to provide parallel flow of an outer flow stream, flowing from the first inlet, sheathing an inner flow stream, flowing from the second inlet. The vesicle formation zone is configured and disposed to receive the parallel flow of the outer flow stream sheathing the inner flow stream and configured for a controlled and substantially uniform dispersion of an organic material, flowing in the inner flow stream, at a plane perpendicular to the vesicle formation zone.07-04-2013
20110260347METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIPOSOMAL DRUGS AND A DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A LIPOSOME - The essence of the invention is that an aqueous medium is mixed with a lipid component (lipid solution in an organic solvent) by the ejecting introduction (suction) of the lipid component (lipid solution in an organic solvent) into an ejector mixing chamber in the form of a de Laval nozzle by means of the energy from a pressurized jet of the aqueous medium flowing out of the inlet nozzle of the ejector, which jet creates a pressure drop in the convergent part (confuser) of the mixing chamber, wherein an aerosol stream of liposome is formed at the outlet of the divergent part (diffuser) of the mixing chamber.10-27-2011
20130207286NOVEL METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANOCAPSULES IN THE ABSENCE OF AN ORGANIC SOLVENT, AND NANOCAPSULES PRODUCED THEREBY - A method for preparing an aqueous suspension of nanocapsules comprising an oily core surrounded by a polymeric shell, comprises mixing first and second phases, wherein the first oily phase comprises a hydrophobic polymer, an oil or a mixture of oils, at least one active ingredient, and a surfactant TA08-15-2013

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