Patents Examined by Bao-Thieu L Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10648128
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for filling in a tension member in particular for conveyor belts, in particular a tension member which is configured as a steel cable. The method is intended to allow the full penetration of the tension member structure. Here, the method contains at least the following method steps: —introducing the individual wires (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) of the strand (5) into the stranding head (1) of a stranding machine (10) and—partially or fully applying at least one coating agent to at least 50% of the individual wires (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) of the strand (5) prior to the twisting of the individual wires (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) to form a strand (5) or simultaneously with the twisting of the individual wires (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) to form a strand (5) and—twisting the individual wires (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) to form a strand (5), wherein at least 50% of the individual wires (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) have been provided with at least one coating agent, and—making a cable from at least one strand (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Lotz, Marius Dreier, Harald Koch, Iordanis Pavlidis
  • Patent number: 10617170
    Abstract: Disclosed is slip-on footwear with a concealable heel strap that is padded. Suitably, the padding of the padded heel strap is convertible into a pull-tab whenever the heel strap is concealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Arnold
  • Patent number: 10617421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection stent and a method of manufacturing the stent. The connection stent includes: a body configured to form a plurality of cells through the intersection of wires, and provided in a hollow cylindrical shape; an upper head formed to extend from one end of the body to have a diameter larger than that of the body; and a lower head formed to extend from a remaining end of the body to have a diameter larger than that of the body. The upper head and the lower head are respectively placed to come into contact with insides of heterogeneous tissues. Accordingly, according to the present invention, there can be manufactured a stent which can connect heterogeneous tissues and form a bypass and which can provide sufficient expansion force and minimum axial force for the maintenance of the bypass formed as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: M.I. TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hyeon Han, Hun Kuk Park, Ho Yun, Jong Pil Moon, Bong Seok Jang
  • Patent number: 10588363
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glove including a cut out portion and a reinforcing panel are described herein. In many embodiments, a glove comprises a glove body with a dorsal side, a palmar side, a plurality of finger portions, a thumb portion, and a wrist portion. The wrist portion defines a glove opening in communication with an interior portion defined within the glove body. A reinforcing panel is secured on an outer surface of a palm portion adjacent the wrist portion of the glove body. A cut out portion defines an opening formed through the reinforcing panel and in communication with the interior portion of the glove body to minimize bunching up of the glove body. Other embodiments are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J. Bruce, John H. Loudenslager
  • Patent number: 10531709
    Abstract: A motorcycle riding footwear sole comprising a projection suitable for engaging the underside of a motorcycle foot peg so as to prevent vertical movement of the sole relative to the foot peg, and characterized by further comprising a recess for receiving a brake or gear lever of a motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jason McInulty
  • Patent number: 10524535
    Abstract: An insole of an embodiment of the disclosed technology is formed by way of taking an insole of an existing shoe (or footwear), tracing the existing insole on to a flat sheet of material, and cutting out a new insole in the same shape (side edge dimensions) as the original or substantially there-so. The material is resilient but can be made malleable at a higher temperature using such materials known in the art. It is raised to a higher temperature, then placed into the existing shoe on top of or in place of the existing insole. A person then wears the shoe with the new (hot) insole causing the insole to compress. Upon cooling and while still wearing same, the insole retains a new compressed shape formed to bottom contours of the foot of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Igor Vainer
  • Patent number: 10526733
    Abstract: To ensure during the braiding of braiding cores, which have a complex braiding core geometry, for example a rectangular braiding core cross-section or one-sided cross-sectional changes, that the braiding threads are always correctly following the braiding core contour in terms of storage, a braiding ring is provided. The braiding ring is composed of a number of adjustable segments, each of which can be actuated individually and independently of the other segments by an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Florian Rapp, Fabian Rittershofer
  • Patent number: 10517714
    Abstract: A system for an anatomical joint includes a first fastener, a second fastener, a prosthetic ligament member, and a biasing member associated with at least one of the first and second fasteners. The first fastener is operable to be connected to a first bone portion. The second fastener is operable to be connected to a second bone portion. The prosthetic ligament member is flexible and is directly coupled to both the first and second fasteners to support the first bone portion and the second bone portion for relative movement. A portion of the prosthetic ligament member extends from the first fastener to the second fastener and has an adjustable length. The biasing member is operable to bias the prosthetic ligament member to thereby maintain tension in the prosthetic ligament member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 10519574
    Abstract: A method optimizes production of a rotor spinning machine having a plurality of identical spinning units, with each spinning unit having a spinning rotor driven by a rotor drive at a rotor speed to produce yarn at a delivery speed. A permissible range with a minimum delivery speed and a maximum delivery speed for the delivery speed of the spinning units is specified. Operation of the spinning units is started with a starting delivery speed within the permissible range. Current production capacity of the spinning units or the rotor spinning machine is continuously calculated. Current delivery speed of the yarn is regulated as a function of the current production capacity in such a manner that a maximum production capacity is achieved. A rotor spinning machine in accordance with method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventor: Adalbert Stephan
  • Patent number: 10519573
    Abstract: A rotor spinning machine includes a plurality of work stations arranged side by side between two front-side ends along at least one longitudinal side of the machine. Each work station includes work elements for producing and winding a yarn, such as a feed device, an opening device, a spinning rotor, and a winding device. A suction device provides a negative spinning pressure at the work stations and includes a negative pressure source arranged at each of the two front-side ends of the rotor spinning machine. Each negative pressure source is connected to a separate negative pressure channel that extends in a longitudinal direction of the rotor spinning machine only over a part of a total number of the work stations. Each work station includes an individual drive for the spinning rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Romeo Pohn, Adalbert Stephan, Gernot Schäffler, Milan Macko
  • Patent number: 10499704
    Abstract: A sole for article of footwear includes a midsole component having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. A plurality of blind holes each extends from the outer surface toward the inner surface. The plurality of blind holes are arranged in an auxetic configuration in the outer surface. Each hole in the plurality of holes extends towards the inner surface. The plurality of blind holes is arranged in a pattern that provides a tunable performance characteristic. The patterns of blind holes vary between different regions of the midsole component to provide different types of responses in the different regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Bryan N. Farris, Elizabeth Langvin
  • Patent number: 10485292
    Abstract: Heel dampening systems and footwear including the same. Articles of footwear include an upper and a sole assembly. The sole assembly includes at least an outsole and a heel assembly. The heel assembly includes a heel dampening system, an upper heel layer that includes a cushion aperture, and a lower heel layer. The heel dampening system includes a heel dampening layer configured to at least partially absorb an impact force and a cushioning projection that extends from the heel dampening layer and at least partially through the cushion aperture in the upper heel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ariat International, Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin Myron Buck, IV, Marco Aurelio Grott
  • Patent number: 10472739
    Abstract: A yarn producing apparatus for producing carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn by aggregating CNT fibers. A front roller continuously draws the CNT fibers from at least one CNT forming substrate, a yarn producing unit aggregates the CNT fibers drawn by the front roller, and a status monitors a state of the CNT fibers drawn from the CNT forming substrate, or the CNT yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Machinery Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Yano, Shuichi Fukuhara, Hiroki Takashima
  • Patent number: 10465312
    Abstract: A method, and associated textile machine winding station, are provided for handling a yarn end of a cross-wound bobbin at the winding station, wherein the cross-wound bobbin is held and driven in a bobbin holder. A thread is laid in a cross-wise manner on the cross-wound bobbin by means a traverse device. A suction nozzle having a movable suction mouth is subjected to negative pressure, and the suction mouth is moved relative to the suction nozzle such that a distance between the suction mouth and the cross-wound bobbin is changed in order to find the thread end on the cross-wound bobbin and to suck the thread end into the suction nozzle, or to stretch the thread end sucked into the suction nozzle between the suction mouth and the cross-wound bobbin. The stretched thread is moved to a unit of the textile machine for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner
  • Patent number: 10449068
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a stent, the method using a jig in which detachable protruding pins are installed at all respective location points at which circumference division lines and length division lines intersect each other, the method forming cells through intersection of wire by setting any one of the location points as a start point and repeatedly bending and moving the wire from the start point upward and downward to pass over the protruding pins located in diagonal directions, wherein a first stent woven such that intersection portions formed through the intersection of a wire are spaced apart from each other in a diagonal direction and arranged one for each length division line and a second stent woven to maintain the structural stability of the first stent and to prevent the first stent from being twisted can be provided as a single stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: M.I.TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hun Kuk Park, Jong Pil Moon, Bong Seok Jang, Ho Yun
  • Patent number: 10441994
    Abstract: A net and method for creating the same, the net comprising: cables in two or more directions, wherein the cables in each of the directions are made of at least a first construct or a second construct, wherein each cable of a first construct in the first direction has neighboring cables in the first direction made of the second construct, and each cable of the first construct in the second direction has neighboring cables in the second direction made of the second construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Moshe Ore
  • Patent number: 10426221
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically altering a height of a sole assembly of an article of footwear uses an actuator having a retraction assembly and a traction assembly. A wedge is moved to different positions within a groove formed in the sole assembly. A user evaluates the performance of the footwear with the wedge at different positions while performing an activity. The user evaluations help determine an optimal height of the sole assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Leedy, Nam Lu, Geng Luo, Sam Strickling, Alex Wiley
  • Patent number: 10413002
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glove including a cut out portion and a reinforcing panel are described herein. In many embodiments, a glove comprises a glove body with a dorsal side, a palmar side, a plurality of finger portions, a thumb portion, and a wrist portion. The wrist portion defines a glove opening in communication with an interior portion defined within the glove body. A reinforcing panel is secured on an outer surface of the glove body between the thumb portion and the wrist portion. A cut out portion defines an opening formed through the reinforcing panel and in communication with the interior portion of the glove body to minimize bunching up of the glove body. Other embodiments of gloves are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J. Bruce, John H. Loudenslager, Toby Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10413014
    Abstract: An insole made of two membrane foils, between which a liquid is provided. The membrane foils have very little elasticity and high stiffness to respond quickly to load by pushing liquid quickly from an area under the foot to another area of the foot, by which the balance response is made faster for a person who uses such insoles. Especially in the field of multiple sclerosis, post-stroke rehabilitation, golf and race have such insoles have proven to be very advantageous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICOVI ApS
    Inventor: Peter Vindriis
  • Patent number: 10407826
    Abstract: A detachable flyer bow system, apparatus and methods of using the same are provided. The systems each comprise a base having a longitudinal recess with an inner lateral dimension that is greater than the outer lateral dimension and a front lateral dimension that is smaller than the rear lateral dimension, an end block attachable to the end of the flyer bow with a recess engagement portion to slidably engage the longitudinal recess of the base. The base may have an opening to allow at least a portion of the end block to clear the opening for the inward insertion of the end block into the base, or the outward removal of the end block from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Roy R. R. Rymer