Method for casting multicolored parts for automotive interior applications

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6524509
SERIAL NO

09639727

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The present invention relates to an apparatus/method for making a joint line in a plastic article comprising the steps of providing a mold having a mold surface, providing a gasket in the mold wherein the gasket defines first and second mold spaces, and molding a layer of a plastic material within one of the mold first and second mold spaces. In addition, during molding, the gasket is laterally moved relative to the mold surface in a direction towards that mold space containing the plastic material to therein form a distinct joint line. In alternative embodiment, a method is disclosed herein for making a molded two-colored article comprising the steps of providing a mold having a mold surface, providing a gasket in the mold wherein the gasket defines first and second mold spaces, followed by the molding a layer of a first colored material within one of the mold first and second mold spaces, wherein the first colored material comprises a charge of plastic microspheres having an outside diameter in the range of 0.007' to 0.040', and removing the gasket and molding a layer of a second colored material.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLLINS & AIKMAN PRODUCTS CO.TROY, MI18
TEXTRON AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY INC.TROY, MI17

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farrington, Stephen D Kingston, NH 6 60
Gray, John Union, NH 49 1056
Shope, Gene Barrington, NH 2 31

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INDUSTRIE ILPEA S.P.A. (3)
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KANSEI CORPORATION (1)
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S.A.M. SIAMP-CEDAP, 4, QUAI ANTOINE LER, PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO (1)
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TEXTRON AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY INC. (2)
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JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERIORS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5328349 Process for producing multicolored, slush skins, and mold and separating device for executing the process 7 1993
 
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC (4)
5525274 Process for manufacturing plastic microspheres 7 1994
5525284 Process for manufacturing plastic parts 17 1995
5654102 Material for manufacturing plastic parts 5 1995
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DAVIDSON TEXTRON INC. (5)
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5074773 Adjustable gasket alignment block 14 1990
* 5093066 Method for molding multicolor thin wall plastic shell 15 1990
5316715 Method and apparatus for producing multi-color shells utilizing an indexing divider mold 24 1992
 
EX-CELL-O CORPORATION OF TROY MICHIGAN (1)
4562025 Mold method and apparatus for multi-color plastic shells 62 1984
 
COLLINS & AIKMAN AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS, LLC (2)
4925151 Apparatus for molding two-tone colored plastic shells 34 1989
5225214 Laterally adjustable divider wall for molding two color shells 15 1992
 
COVESTRO LLC (2)
5824738 Light stable aliphatic thermoplastic urethane elastomers and method of making same 21 1994
5597586 Underwater pelletizer die system for forming multisize thermoplastic pellets 18 1995
 
Du Pont-MRC Co., Ltd. (1)
* 6306321 Method for producing artificial marble having stripe patterns 3 1999
 
CCA Inc. (1)
* 5662847 Method of producing patterned shaped article using scraper 8 1995
 
Ex-Cell-O Corporation (3)
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RIVA SPORTS, LLC (1)
* 6126881 Rotomolding process to form a product having multiple colors in a non-random, sequentially segregated and controlled patterns 4 1998
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INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (2)
* 7108822 Method of forming a vehicle trim panel 1 2002
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YANFENG LUXEMBOURG AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR SYSTEMS IP HOLDING S.A.R.L. (4)
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TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY (2)
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SPECIALTY MINERALS (MICHIGAN) INC. (2)
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FAURECIA INNENRAUM SYSTEME GMBH (2)
7597832 Method for the production of plastic skins by powder sintering and corresponding sintering tool 0 2004
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