Patents Examined by Adam J Eiseman
  • Patent number: 11685034
    Abstract: A handheld work apparatus includes a work tool, a belt drive, a drive motor configured to drive the work tool via the belt drive, a brake unit configured to act on the belt drive, and a holding arrangement. The brake unit has a braking position and a released position and the holding arrangement is configured to hold the brake unit in the released position. The holding arrangement includes an electromagnet to which current is supplied during operation of the work apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Hanussek, Jan Rieger
  • Patent number: 11679520
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electric razor in which a support frame that supports an outer blade and an inner blade, which constitute a block, can be smoothly removed. An electric razor according to the present disclosure includes a main body gripped by a user and a head having a blade block including an outer blade (that is, a slit blade, a mesh blade) and an inner blade disposed inside the outer blade and sliding with respect to the outer blade. The head includes a base, a support frame that supports the blade block so as to be able to float and sink, a case held by the support frame, a hook that locks the support frame or the case to the base, and at least one push-up member that urges the support frame in a direction away from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hashimoto, Shunsuke Komori, Kotaro Yanagi, Akitaka Ito, Hiroaki Shimizu, Daisuke Sone
  • Patent number: 11673178
    Abstract: An adjustment device of a punching device punches a workpiece on a die so that the workpiece is punched into a predetermined shape. The adjustment device includes a first drive mechanism that moves the punch or the die in a direction orthogonal to a punching direction, and a controller connected to the first drive mechanism. The controller brings the punch and the die into contact with each other by moving the punch or the die in four orthogonal directions in a plane perpendicular to the punching direction from an initial position where the punch is inserted into the punching die. The controller causes the first drive mechanism to move the punch or the die to a center position where a central axis of the punch and a central axis of the die are aligned with other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Keitaro Fujii, Masayuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11673282
    Abstract: Sensor-based shaving systems and methods of analyzing a user's shave event are described for determining a unique threshold value of the user. A grooming device comprises a handle having a connecting structure connected to a hair cutting implement. A shave event sensor associated with the grooming device measures a user behavior, which includes collecting a first dataset comprising shave data defining a shave event. The first dataset is transmitted via a communication device and is analyzed to determine baseline behavior data of the user, and a unique threshold value of the user is determined from the baseline behavior data. One or more subsequent datasets, each comprising shave data of one or more corresponding shave events, is compared to the unique threshold value to determine comparison data. An indication is provided, based on the comparison data, to indicate a deviation from the threshold value and to influence the user behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Ian Anthony Good, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Christopher Francis Rawlings, Amanda Washington, Susan Clare Robinson, Claus Hittmeyer, Werner Friedrich Johann Bonifer, Weiyan Yang, Angela Louise Richardson, Alexander James Hinchliffe Friend, Nicola Dawn Dixon, Shirley Namubiru, Joshua Thomas Kissel, Michael Thomas Roller, Venugopal Vasudevan, Robert Thomas Hinkle
  • Patent number: 11654465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a blank, in particular a blank for the production of a cutting tool, wherein a green body extending in the direction of the extrusion axis is produced from extrusion material by means of an extruder which has an extrusion channel extending along an extrusion axis; wherein the extrusion channel together with a movable mold element forms a die of the extruder; and wherein the mold element is moved relative to the extrusion channel and within said extrusion channel during the extrusion of the green body, whereby the shaping geometry of the die is changed so that the completely extruded green body hereby has a first functional segment and a second functional segment adjacent thereto in the direction of the extrusion axis (4); wherein the two functional segments differ with regard to their geometries impressed by the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Raouf Ben Amor, Augustin Donhardt, Tim Guter, Bjoern Hoschke, Guenther Hoyer, Herbert Rudolf Kauper, Klaus Roediger, Fabian Rosenberger, Jürgen Schwägerl
  • Patent number: 11648567
    Abstract: Automatic paper shredder having a paper pressing mechanism, which includes upper shredder cover, lower shredder cover, paper support box, paper pressing plate, cover plate, spindle and two spindle holders. Upper cover is connected to lower cover. Paper support box is above the lower cover forming a cavity for to-be-shredded paper. Fixed ends of paper pressing plate and cover plate are around the spindle, so free ends of paper pressing plate and cover plate can rotate coaxially. Two ends of spindle are respectively disposed in two spindle holders, so spindle can rotate. Two spindle holders are connected to upper cover to connect cover plate and paper pressing plate to upper cover. Paper pressing plate is disposed below cover plate and for pressing to-be-shredded paper placed on paper support box when a user closes cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Aurora Office Equipment Co., Ltd. Shanghai
    Inventors: Guanglong Chen, Yung Kang Tso
  • Patent number: 11642809
    Abstract: A track square and a method of use thereof. The track square is adjustable to change an angle at which a guide rail is engaged therewith. A user is able to make a cut with a track saw that is oriented at right angles to the edge of the wood but is also able to make cuts at angles of less than ninety degrees relative thereto. The guide rail is secured to a rotatable turntable on the track square by an engagement mechanism. The turntable is rotated to the desired angle utilizing an angle setting mechanism and is then locked at the selected angle by a locking mechanism. The engaged guide rail and track square are positioned on the piece of wood to be cut and the track saw is moved along the guide rail to cut the wood at the set angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: WOODPECKERS, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Wollenburg
  • Patent number: 11613391
    Abstract: A binding machine includes: a main handle configured to accommodate a staple; a staple driver supported by the main handle and configured to drive the staple; and a clincher arm rotatably attached to the main handle and including a clincher, the clincher being configured to clinch the staple driven by the staple driver. The staple driver includes: a driving portion that extends in a direction away from the main handle and is configured to drive the staple toward the clincher, and an attachment portion with which the driving portion is attached to the main handle, and the attachment portion extends in a longitudinal direction of the main handle from a side edge of the driving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Taguchi, Kenji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11607692
    Abstract: Disclosed is a deflection distributor refitting kit for a roller crusher. According to the disclosure the deflection distributor refitting kit comprises a deflection distributing shaft, thrust rods each having first and second ends and mounts for attachment of the deflection distributing shaft at a frame of the roller crusher, wherein a first end of each of said thrust rods is attached to the deflection distributing shaft via a lever, and wherein a second end of each of the thrust rods is arranged to be attached to a movable bearing housing of the roller crusher. Also disclosed is a method for mounting the deflection distributor refitting kit, as well as a roller crusher comprising a deflection distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Metso Sweden AB
    Inventor: Lars Grönvall
  • Patent number: 11608202
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit, a binding unit, a curl guide and an inductive guide. The inductive guide has a converging passage through which the wire fed by the wire feeding unit and curled by the curl guide passes, and a cross-sectional area of the converging passage decreases along an entry direction of the wire from an opening end portion that the wire enters. The inductive guide has an entry angle regulation part configured to change an entry angle of the wire entering the converging passage, and the inductive guide is provided on an inner side with respect to a virtual line interconnecting the opening end portion and a narrowest part of the converging passage at which the cross-sectional area is the narrowest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Yoshida, Kenichi Arai, Makoto Kosuge, Shigeki Shindou
  • Patent number: 11602100
    Abstract: An agricultural baler includes a bale chamber for the compression of crop material into bales. The bale chamber has a floor that comprises an inlet opening. The baler also has a plunger for forcing the crop material from an inlet end of the bale chamber towards an outlet end, and a feeder duct communicating with the bale chamber through the inlet opening. The feeder duct has an upper end facing generally upwardly and communicating with the inlet opening in the bale chamber and a lower end facing generally in a forward direction. The feeder duct also has a top wall and a bottom wall extending between the lower end and the upper end of the feeder duct. The baler also has one or more actuators that are configured to move the top wall and/or the bottom wall; and a controller configured to activate the one or more actuators during a baling operation in order to adjust the volume of the feeder duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Jeroen Devroe, Dries Liefooghe, Dieter Kindt, Bram Rosseel
  • Patent number: 11596989
    Abstract: In a method for setting bending of at least one straightening roller in a roller straightening machine, the straightening roller is supported by a plurality of supporting roller devices arranged beside one another in the axial direction, wherein each supporting roller device can be adjusted by an actuating device such that stresses are produced in the straightening roller. To control the actuating device, a control system is provided, by which the adjustment of the supporting roller device can be set manually. Limiting values (vMA, vMI) with respect to the stresses produced in the straightening roller are stored in the control system. In the event of adjustment of one of the supporting roller devices, maxima (MA) and minima (MI) of the stresses produced in the straightening roller are calculated and it is checked whether the maxima (MA) and minima (MI) lie within the limiting values (vMA, vMI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Alexander Seitz, Jan-Peter Grosse
  • Patent number: 11596949
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-speed dewatering and pulverizing turbine (1) for obtaining solid pulverized particles and dissociating the water present, which is formed by: a) a stator (6) having circular geometry with a duct at one end (7) for the outlet of the solid pulverized particles and a duct in the bottom part (10) for the inlet of solid particles to be pulverized; b) a wheel or rotor with vanes or blades, located inside the stator; and c) a central securing assembly for adjusting and securing all the elements that form the wheel or rotor. Also described is a method for obtaining solid pulverized and dewatered particles, wherein the water present is separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Roberto Enrique Araos Almendras
  • Patent number: 11597070
    Abstract: A working head for a hydraulic power tool including a head frame and a first moveable die head configured to move along the working head frame. The first moveable die head configured to receive a first moveable die comprising a first body length. A second die head is adapted to receive a second die comprising a second body length. The first body length of the moveable die is different from the second body length of the stationary die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Koski, Troy Marks, Eric Norquist, James G. Ballard, Kris J. Kanack
  • Patent number: 11600409
    Abstract: A method of twisting a pair of wires includes the steps of arranging a first wire parallel to a second wire along a longitudinal axis, securing ends of the first and second wires, and gripping outer surfaces of central portions of the first and second wires. Inner surfaces of the central portions of the first and second wires are in contact with one another. The method further includes the step of rotating the central portions of the first and second wires, thereby twisting the first and second wires about one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Frank A. Ciapala, Jeffrey M. Handel
  • Patent number: 11590556
    Abstract: A straightening apparatus for straightening cables includes a first roller group having several rollers and a second roller group having several rollers opposite the first roller group. The cable alternates in a transport direction between the rollers of the first roller group and the rollers of the second roller group. The straightening apparatus further includes an infeed device with which the first roller group can be displaced in a closing direction against the second roller group. In order to secure the position of the first roller group displaced in the closing direction by the infeed device, the straightening apparatus includes a backstop which blocks a backward movement of the first roller group against the closing direction. The backstop has a clamping roller which is received in a wedge gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Stefan Viviroli, Marco Della Torre
  • Patent number: 11590565
    Abstract: A continuous casting and rolling line for casting, rolling, and otherwise preparing metal strip can produce distributable metal strip without requiring cold rolling or the use of a solution heat treatment line. A metal strip can be continuously cast from a continuous casting device and coiled into a metal coil, optionally after being subjected to post-casting quenching. This intermediate coil can be stored until ready for hot rolling. The as-cast metal strip can undergo reheating prior to hot rolling, either during coil storage or immediately prior to hot rolling. The heated metal strip can be cooled to a rolling temperature and hot rolled through one or more roll stands. The rolled metal strip can optionally be reheated and quenched prior to coiling for delivery. This final coiled metal strip can be of the desired gauge and have the desired physical characteristics for distribution to a manufacturing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Felberbaum, Sazol Kumar Das, Aurele Mariaux, Duane E. Bendzinski, Cyrille Bezencon, Simon William Barker, Corrado Bassi, Rajeev G. Kamat, Tudor Piroteala, Rajasekhar Talla, Robert Bruce Wagstaff
  • Patent number: 11589710
    Abstract: The present invention involves a device and system for grinding herbs, tobacco, leaves and the like. The herb grinder system herein includes a snap together configuration. The lid is provided with magnets positioned around an upper shoulder. These magnets cooperate with secondary magnets positioned around the upper perimeter of the body to hold the lid in place for use, and when not being used for grinding. The bottom portion of the body is provided with a second storage pilot that includes a cup seal. The cup seal is constructed to allow the storage container to be slipped over the pilot and retained in position by friction provided by the cup seal, even when filled with tobacco or the like from the grinder. Removal of the storage container simply requires the user to pull the storage container away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: VOLO TRADE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Staiano, Dan Talbot
  • Patent number: 11583976
    Abstract: A shot-peen forming system includes a shot-sourcing chamber and a plurality of conduits, each having a first end and a second end. The first ends are coupled to the shot-sourcing chamber for receiving a portion of shot. A plurality of peen-forming jets are coupled to the second end of a respective one of the plurality of conduits. The plurality of jets are each adapted to fire shot in one of a plurality of predetermined directions to simultaneously deliver shot to a workpiece. An omnidirectional shot peening delivery system includes a plurality of nozzles positioned for shot peening from a plurality of angles, respectively. A shot distributor is adapted to receive shot through an inlet and distribute shot to the plurality of nozzles, and a workpiece holder is adapted to constrain a workpiece for receiving shot from the plurality of nozzles simultaneously to provide conformity during shot-peen forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ted Krehbiel, Joshua Ross Huston, Bradley Randal Higgins, Aaron Paul Shirley
  • Patent number: 11583867
    Abstract: A concrete/steel structure disassembling apparatus which comprises a triangular or T-shaped housing, and a suspension member is pivotably coupled to the triangular or T-shaped housing, and the suspension facilitates suspension of the triangular or T-shaped housing from a crane. At least a concrete/steel pulverizer apparatus is pivotably supported by the triangular or T-shaped housing, and the concrete/steel pulverizer apparatus comprises a pair of concrete/steel pulverizer arms for engaging with a desired section of a concrete/steel structure and pulverizing the same. The concrete/steel structure disassembling apparatus incorporates its own completely independent power module for supplying hydraulic power to the concrete/steel pulverizer apparatus and controlling operation of the at least one pair of concrete/steel pulverizer arms, and the power module is supported by the triangular or T-shaped housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Anders Ragnarsson, Gustaf Thormalm