Patents Examined by A. L. Wellington
  • Patent number: 11235485
    Abstract: A razor cartridge includes a housing having a portion that forms a cavity and a retaining element configured to maintain a blade in the housing. The retaining element has a top portion that includes an aperture therethrough, a bottom portion, and an intermediate portion connecting the top portion to the bottom portion to define an interior volume between the top portion and the bottom portion. The cavity is fitted with a shaving aid. The retaining element is connectable to the housing so that the shaving aid is encompassed by the interior volume of the retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BIC VIOLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Argyro Kallivretaki, Panagiotis Moustakas, Georgios Tsiakatouras
  • Patent number: 11148214
    Abstract: A rail system for a power tool has a base defining a work surface for supporting a workpiece, a support mounted to the base, a number of elongated rails slidably supported by the support for movement relative thereto, a yoke engaged to the number of elongated rails for movement with the elongated rails, and a power tool assembly supported by a yoke for performing an operation on the workpiece. A rail stop is movably mounted to one of the support and the yoke, the rail stop including a stop surface adapted to abut the other of the support and the yoke when the rail stop is in a first position between the yoke and the support. The rail stop is movable to a second position different from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Plamen V. Marinov, Gwendolyn McDonald, Darek Smolinski
  • Patent number: 11141776
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing washers with improved material yield. The method includes: a preparing step of preparing a material having a panel shape; a first cutting-out step of cutting out a first thrust washer having a substantially arc shape from the material; and a second cutting-out step of cutting out a second thrust washer from a portion of the material in contact with a portion from which the first thrust washer is cut out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Ochiai
  • Patent number: 11090819
    Abstract: The invention relates, inter alia, to a knife with a housing comprising a first housing part (12) and a second housing part (13) and also a blade carrier (20), in which a blade (15) is retained, wherein the first housing part (12), in particular for a blade changeover, can be released from the second housing part (13) and fastened thereon again, wherein the blade carrier (20) is mounted in the housing (11) such that it can be moved between a basic position and a cutting position. The special feature is that the blade carrier (20) is connected to the second housing part (13) in a non-releasable manner, and that the blade carrier (20) and the second housing part (13) form a preassemblable structural unit which can be fastened on the first housing part (12) in a releasable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MARTOR KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Doeren
  • Patent number: 11089724
    Abstract: A grass trimmer includes a trimming head, a driving device for driving the trimming head to rotate so as to cut vegetation and an operating device for a user to operate so as to control the driving device. The trimming head includes a spool and a line holding member, the spool is used to wind a cutting line, and the line holding member is formed with a line holding structure. The driving device includes a motor. The grass trimmer has an auto-winding mode. In the auto-winding mode, the motor drives at least one of the spool and the line holding member to make the spool and the line holding member rotate relatively so that the cutting line is wound on the spool automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., LTD., Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Jianpeng Guo, Maohui Li, Fangjie Nie, Toshinari Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 11007657
    Abstract: A tool, such as a knife or a surgical instrument, is disclosed having a sharp edge, a first end and a second end. A connecting member connects the second end of the member with a handle, wherein the connecting member connects the handle at a fixed angle between 24° and 46° relative to the sharp edge of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Cleveland Dixon
  • Patent number: 10974412
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for separating product containing pouches from a travelling web of adhered films carried on a film support surface includes a rotary blade drum assembly having blade configurations with blade portions arranged to form the entire perimeter edge of the flange of the pouch which rotate in synchronous registration with grooves in the film support surface. In one form, at least one blade portion and associated groove portion are non-linear and other than longitudinal or transverse to the film support surface of the forming drum or travelling web of films. The blade portions may be heated and the rotary blade drum assembly may include insulating guides for the pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Cloud Packaging Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Waterman, Donn D. Hartman, Gregory Wilmes, Anthony Crivollo
  • Patent number: 10960558
    Abstract: Replaceable shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a razor cartridge having a blade geometry that is designed to provide a close, comfortable shave. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems and methods of manufacturing these cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ShaveLogic, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Griffin, William E. Tucker, Craig A. Provost, Douglas R. Kohring
  • Patent number: 10945381
    Abstract: A pole saw apparatus includes a saw blade, a pole, and a tubular adapter connecting the saw blade to the pole. The adapter includes an obround blade-receiving end that stably telescopingly engage sides of the blade-receiving end, with bolts fixing the blade on the adapter. The adapter also includes a pole-engaging end that is cylindrically shaped to telescopingly engage the anchoring end of the pole. A friction clamp includes a transverse shaft extending through the pole, the shaft being shaped to slide into longitudinal slots in the pole-engaging end of the adapter and then rotate into circumferential slots where it is not longitudinally removable. A rotatable cam handle on the clamp is manipulated to create circumferential friction to hold (or release) the adapter on the pole. The blade, adapter and pole align along a common centerline for robust and balanced use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Todd Pringnitz
  • Patent number: 10939613
    Abstract: The invention provides a grass trimmer and a cord delivering method for a grass trimmer, the grass trimmer includes an extending rod, an housing, a grass trimming head, a handle, a main motor and a main switch, wherein the grass trimming head includes a base, a cap and a spool having a first state relative static with the base, and the grass trimmer further includes a cord delivering mechanism; the cord delivering mechanism includes a cord delivering electronic switch independent of the main switch and a control device; and the cord delivering electronic switch operably electrically controls the control device to enable the spool to be in a second state capable of generating a rotary speed difference with the base. An operator does not need to interrupt work of the grass trimmer and can timely pay off required and the cord delivering operation is simple and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yichun Ma, Shisong Zhang, Guoliang Mou, Hongfeng Zhong, Fangshi Liu, Xiaoli Pang, Robert Baker, Brandon Martin
  • Patent number: 10927479
    Abstract: One mode of the invention relates to a producing a device for chopped fiber bundles having a chopper unit including a cutting blade for cutting long fiber bundles, a guide for restricting the travel direction of the fiber bundles to be supplied to the cutting means, and a structure, provided between the chopper unit and the guide, that widens the fiber bundles. The invention also relates to method for producing chopped fiber bundles by widening fiber bundles while restricting the travel direction of the long fiber bundles to be supplied to chopper unit by a guide, and obtaining chopped fiber bundles by cutting the fiber bundles with the chopper unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Tadao Samejima, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Iwata, Yukihiro Mizutori, Masatoshi Kamata, Yasushi Watanabe, Hajime Okutsu
  • Patent number: 10926341
    Abstract: A portable zero clearance circular saw including a motor frame portion with a transverse oriented drive shaft and arbor coupled to the drive shaft, a handle portion with a hand grip coupled to the motor frame portion aft end, a planar blade deck on a first lateral side, a movable blade shield rotatably mounted coaxial with the drive shaft and having a sidewall with a edge face coplanar with the blade deck, a trigger proximate the hand grip to move the blade shield, and a blade couplable to the drive shaft against the arbor, such that the blade outer surface is flush with the blade deck and blade shield sidewall. The handle portion may be rotatably coupled to the motor frame portion, and may include two laterally disposed blade shield triggers operably coupled to the blade shield via a dual pulley system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Jacob Cuzdey
  • Patent number: 10926343
    Abstract: A saw blade includes a blade backer with a pair of side surfaces that extend substantially parallel to each other. An intermediate surface extends between the pair of side surfaces of the blade backer. A plurality of teeth extends from the intermediate surface. The plurality of teeth includes an asymmetrically ground tooth tip having a first rake face angle and a symmetrically ground tooth tip having a different, second rake face angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE M. K. MORSE COMPANY
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Rakurty, Peter Christopher Vandervaart
  • Patent number: 10926426
    Abstract: A shaving razor having a head and a first handle to provide a first use configuration with the first handle operable to be rotatably secured to a second handle to provide a second use configuration of the shaving razor with an articulating head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BIC-VIOLEX SA
    Inventors: Ioannis-Marios Psimadas, Eric-Thierry Loiseau
  • Patent number: 10919166
    Abstract: A shaving blade cartridge includes a housing extending along a longitudinal axis. The housing has a top side, a bottom side opposite to the top side, and two longitudinal sides extending along the longitudinal axis between the top and bottom sides. The shaving blade cartridge also includes a cutting blade mounted in the housing between the longitudinal sides and having a cutting edge extending along the longitudinal axis, and a retainer including a retainer body disposed above the cutting edge. The retainer body has at least two through holes. One of the through holes is disposed in front of the cutting edge and another of the through holes is disposed rearward of the cutting edge. The housing includes at least two riveting pins. Each of the two riveting pins correspond with and are received in a respective one of the through holes to retain the cutting blade in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BIC-VIOLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Vasileios Ntavos, Georgios Georgakis, Ioannis Bagourdas, Phaedon Papageorgis-Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 10919174
    Abstract: A device for slicing foodstuffs by means of a liquid jet includes an advancing device for transporting the foodstuff in an advancing direction, said advancing device having a processing region on which the foodstuff bears and in which the liquid jet is directed onto the foodstuff, an exit nozzle, disposed in the region of the processing region, from which exit nozzle the liquid jet exits, wherein the processing region below the foodstuff has a jet passage opening for the liquid jet exiting from the foodstuff, and a jet receptacle for the liquid jet and the discharge of the latter is provided below the jet passage opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nienstedt GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Groneberg
  • Patent number: 10919172
    Abstract: A knife assembly including a flat knife blade, a holder, a clamp arranged for clamping the knife blade onto the holder, and a fastening mechanism for securing the knife blade between the clamp and the holder. The clamp has clamping parts along a clamping line rearward from the front edge. The clamp includes clamping geometrical elements, corresponding to complementary contact geometrical elements of the knife blade, positioned at least in part at a different distance from said front edge than the clamping line. The clamp engages the knife blade along the clamping line and at the corresponding contact geometrical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FAM
    Inventor: Brent Bucks
  • Patent number: 10913123
    Abstract: Systems and methods for downsizing tires, and an automated downsizing apparatus utilize a cradle, mandrel table, cutting apparatus, and a control unit. In various embodiments, a tire mounted on the cradle may be received by the movable and rotatable mandrel table, and positioned for engagement with the cutting apparatus. Users may customize one or more cutting configurations to be executed by the control unit. The control unit positions the mandrel table and cutting apparatus to remove portions from the tire, according to the cutting configurations. During tire downsizing operations, one or more system parameters may be monitored to determine compliance with the selected configuration, and the automated execution may be manually overridden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Technical Rubber Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Salvadori
  • Patent number: 10906109
    Abstract: A band saw machine for sawing metallic workpieces, having a lower saw part and an upper saw part with two carrying wheels mounted therein, and a saw band that revolves with a cutting motion around the wheels that passes through a cutting region. A feeding device attached to the lower saw part feeds workpieces to the cutting region and/or into a sawing plane, in which the cutting region of the saw band is moved in a saw advance motion. The feeding device has a movable holder for detachably fastening the workpiece, and the holder, starting from an initial position, is movable both with translational and rotational motions. The saw band is guided through the cutting region, and the holder is moved translationally against the cutting region in order to execute the saw advance motion. Here, the workpiece is preferably turned by the holder such that its upper side faces downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KEURO Besitz GmbH & Co. EDV-Dienstleistungs KG
    Inventors: Armin Stolzer, Sonke Florian Krebber
  • Patent number: 10906200
    Abstract: An apparatus for perforating a panel of material comprising a driver assembly; a perforation assembly comprising a cutting edge for cutting the panel of material; an impacting surface moveable with respect to the cutting edge; and, means for holding the panel of material in a material plane between the cutting edge and the impacting surface, wherein the driver assembly is arranged to drive the cutting edge through the material plane into the impacting surface to cut the panel of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaguchi, Bal Choda