Patents Examined by Bharat C Patel
  • Patent number: 10894332
    Abstract: A system and method utilizes strategies, priority rules, specifications, and comparisons to calculate the fewest number of cuts to separate individual instances from an imaged media sheet. Embodiments of the systems and methods may produce an optimal or more efficient arrangement of the media instances on an imaged media to minimize a total number of cuts to separate the instances, and thus reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Rohan John Holt, James Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 10874046
    Abstract: A hand-held cutting device (10) including an elongated member (45), a trimmer head (25), and a power unit operably coupled to the trimmer head (25) to selectively cause rotation of the trimmer head (25). The trimmer head (25) includes a line holding assembly (110, 310) to hold and selectively release trimmer line (70), and a housing to house the line holding assembly (110, 310), wherein the line holding assembly (110, 310) includes a core (140, 340), a line-release knob (160, 350), and a spool (130) configured to hold the trimmer line (70). The knob (160, 350) is axially movable with respect to the core (140, 340) between an extended first position and a retracted second position, the knob (160, 350) extending outwardly from the housing and being non-rotatably fixed to the core (140, 340) when the knob (160, 350) is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Stefan Kullberg, Anders Hansson
  • Patent number: 10864613
    Abstract: Waterjet systems including control valves and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. A waterjet system configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a fluid source, a jet outlet, and a fluid conveyance extending from the fluid source to the jet outlet. The system further includes a control valve positioned along the fluid conveyance downstream from the fluid source and upstream from the jet outlet. The fluid conveyance has a first portion upstream from the control valve and a second portion downstream from the control valve. The control valve is configured to controllably reduce a pressure of fluid within the second portion of the fluid conveyance relative to a pressure of fluid within the first portion of the fluid conveyance. The first portion of the fluid conveyance is configured to accommodate movement of the jet outlet relative to the fluid source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: OMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Chidambaram Raghavan, John H. Olsen, Douglas Kelley, Olivier L. Tremoulet, Jr., Andre Kashierski, Kevin A. Hay
  • Patent number: 10864584
    Abstract: A table saw has a base assembly, a table assembly supported by the base assembly, and a saw assembly supported by at least one of the table assembly and the base assembly. The saw assembly includes a saw blade extending through the table assembly. The base assembly has at least one tube connected to the table assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Kathy E. DiPasquale, Daniel N. Lopano, John E. Buck, Carl F. Merhar, III, Yung Ho Chang, Nicholas E. Achterberg
  • Patent number: 10842308
    Abstract: A device for use in cutting open and removing the seed and flesh of an avocado is disclosed. The device includes a first handle member having a first end and a second end and a second handle member having a first end and a second end. The device also includes a first blade joining the first handle member and the second handle member together at their respective first ends and a second blade coupled to the first handle member and the second handle member at their respective second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CHEF'N CORPORATION
    Inventor: Matthew Krus
  • Patent number: 10843353
    Abstract: The present application relates to an actuating mechanism (2) for controlling the cutting length of a hair trimmer. An actuating mechanism employs a frame (6), an actuator (8), a sliding member (5) and a coupling mechanism (7). The actuator and sliding member are mounted to the frame and are configured to slide linearly relative to the frame. The coupling mechanism connects the actuator to the sliding member and is configured such that sliding the actuator relative to the frame causes sliding movement of the sliding member relative to the frame of a reduced distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Kin Fatt Phoon
  • Patent number: 10836028
    Abstract: Presented here are toollessly releasable, interchangeable handles for hand tools and methods of use thereof. Hand tool users often experience discomfort and injury because hand tool handles are not well suited to each user's hands. In addition, different hand tools have different handles, so users that switch between hand tools often find a different level of comfort with different hand tools. The disclosed platform for interchangeable handles for hand tools allows a user to attach handles custom fitted to their hand to any corresponding hand tool, and likewise allows different users to share a hand tool by detaching the first user's handles and then attaching a second user's handles. Various embodiments for connecting interchangeable handles to hand tools are shown. Additionally, a fluid reservoir disposed within an interchangeable handle and locking mechanisms for keeping the interchangeable handles attached to the hand tool are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HERBAVORE LLC
    Inventor: Robert Saito
  • Patent number: 10828708
    Abstract: A band saw machine includes a base having a cutting fluid reservoir, a saw blade housing movable in an up-down direction, a pair of saw blade wheels around which a band saw blade are wound, a downstream main vise having a pair of downstream main vise jaws for clamping a product correspondent portion of the workpiece, a discharge table for discharging a product to an outside of the cutting fluid reservoir, and a product feed mechanism that feed the product cut out from the workpiece to a side on an upstream end of the discharge table. A working-side running area of the band saw blade and a working-opposite-side running area of the band saw blade are positioned within the cutting fluid reservoir, and the upstream end of the discharge table is positioned on a downstream side from a wheel center line connecting centers of the pair of saw blade wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD., AMADA MACHINE TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masataka Kitai
  • Patent number: 10821531
    Abstract: A hard tip band-saw blade includes alternating sawtooth groups. Each of the sawtooth groups includes two sawtooth subgroups. The first sawtooth subgroup includes, as a plurality of sawteeth, a first leading tooth and a first following tooth and the second sawtooth subgroup includes, as a plurality of sawteeth, a second leading tooth, a second following tooth, and a third following tooth. Each tooth top corner part of a hard tip of the first following tooth, a tooth top corner part on a left side of a hard tip of the second following tooth, and a tooth top corner part on a right side of a hard tip of the third following tooth most outwardly protrude in a left-right direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD., AMADA MACHINE TOOLS COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yamashita, Manfred Schloegl, Kensaku Maeda
  • Patent number: 10814505
    Abstract: A knife with automatic blade retraction including a housing, a moveable actuating device, a rotatable blade unit, and a retraction element which always applies a retraction force to the blade unit in the direction of the retracted position. The rotatable blade unit can be brought into engagement with the actuating device and is moveable by means of the actuating device from a position retracted in the housing into a position extended from the housing. The blade unit is also rotatable by the action of a cutting force in an extended position from an engagement position in which the blade unit is in engagement with the actuating device into a release position in which the blade unit is not in engagement with the actuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MARTOR KG
    Inventor: Peter Schekalla
  • Patent number: 10807256
    Abstract: A safety razor for personal grooming having a handle, a cap, an attachment mechanism, a double sided base plate, and a double edged safety razor blade. The double sided base plate comprising a central aperture for enabling the engagement between the handle and the cap; a first side having a first angled blade-engaging surface opposite a second angled blade-engaging surface, the first and second blade engaging surfaces defining a respective first and second blade gap when the razor blade is secured between the cap and the first side of the double sided base plate; and a second side having a third angled blade-engaging surface opposite a fourth angled blade-engaging surface, the third and fourth blade engaging surfaces defining a respective third and fourth blade gap when the razor blade is secured between the cap and the second side of the double sided base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL RAZORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Morgan Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 10791864
    Abstract: A cactus cleaning tool comprising a handle and a cleaning section at one end of the handle for safely, quickly and easily cleaning a section of cactus. The cleaning section has a body member with a proximal end at the handle and a distal end outwardly disposed from the handle. The handle is angled upward relative to the body member. The tool has a scooping tip with an edge configured to allow the user to scoop out thorns. The tool has a slicing section with a slot defining a pair of longitudinally disposed sharpened cutting edges for removing the cactus skin. The top of the body member is open. The tool has a outwardly disposed tapper near its distal end to allow the user to tap the tool against a hard surface and dislodge cactus debris stuck on the tool. The tool is particularly useful for cleaning mission cactus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Ramos
  • Patent number: 10792741
    Abstract: A circular saw mounting device which rotatably supports a saw blade in a grinding machine is disclosed. The mounting device comprises a base plate adapted for mounting in a grinding machine; a centering element comprising at least two engagement elements configured to be operated in a radial direction between a mounting position and a locking position. According to the invention the mounting device further comprises an actuator comprising a pin being configured to be operated in an axial direction and arranged to engage with pivot articulated couplings to each of the engagement elements to thereby transfer a radial displacement to the at least two engagement elements and to thereby operate the at least two engagement elements between the mounting position and the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SÖDRA SKOGSÄGARNA EKONOMISK FÖRENING
    Inventors: Jerker Svensson, Magnus Engholm
  • Patent number: 10792834
    Abstract: A table saw includes a table, a saw unit movably coupled underneath the table, a riving knife extending through the table, and a quick-release assembly selectively coupling the riving knife to the table. The quick-release assembly includes a mounting plate coupled to the table and a clamping plate movable relative to the mounting plate between a clamping position, in which the riving knife is clamped between the mounting plate and the clamping plate to secure the riving knife to the table, and a release position, in which the riving knife is releasable from the table. The quick-release assembly further includes a pin coupled for movement with the clamping plate and a handle pivotably coupled to the pin. The pin has a cam portion engageable with the saw unit. The clamping plate is movable between the clamping position and the release position in response to pivoting movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel R. Garces, Travis Mergener, Zhi Bin Li, Hai Feng Jiang, Daryl S. Richards
  • Patent number: 10786922
    Abstract: Modular units with clamping assemblies for securing knives to slicing machines, and a slicing machine having a cutting head equipped with one or more modular units mounted thereto for securing knives to the cutting head. Such a clamping assembly includes a knife holder, a knife supported by the knife holder, a clamp overlying the knife holder so that the knife is between the knife holder and the clamp, and a cam rod that secures the clamp to the knife holder and clamps the knife therebetween. The cam rod has oppositely-disposed ends rotatably coupled with the mounting blocks and a camming portion between the oppositely-disposed ends and arranged for contacting the clamp. The clamping assembly further includes complementary features for inhibiting deflection of the camming portion away from the knife holder when the cam rod is in a clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Joseph Gereg, Michael Scot Jacko
  • Patent number: 10773405
    Abstract: A cartridge including a housing, at least one blade having a blade tip, and a shaving aid positioned on said housing and having a skin contacting portion. The shaving aid includes a co-axial filament having a diameter of from about 0 nm to about 1000 nm and has a core and a sheath. Also disclosed is a method of making a shaving aid for use on a razor including: extruding a shaving aid through a die to form an extruded shaving aid, in which the shaving aid has a skin contacting surface; and electrospinning at least two components to form a co-axial nano-filament onto a portion of the skin contacting surface to form a coated shaving aid, in which the two components are immiscible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Alison Fiona Stephens, Claire Patricia Humphreys, Eduardo Romo Escalante, Joia Kirin Spooner-Fleming, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Michael Sean Pratt, Jonathan Javier Calderas, Min Mao, Joseph Bryan Edwards, Michael John Moloney
  • Patent number: 10773369
    Abstract: A cover (30) for concealing one or more components (20) of a power tool (10) presented herein. The cover (30) can include a through recess (52) between an inner surface (702) and an outer surface (708). The through-recess (52) being arranged for receiving a threaded member (80) protruding from the tool (10) and extending between an inner opening (704) at the inner surface (702) and an outer opening (706) at the outer surface (708). A threaded nut (60) for engaging the threaded member (80) for tightening the cover (30) to the tool (10) can be included. Additionally, the threaded nut (60) can be attached to the cover (30). The nut (60) can include a radially protruding portion (70) with a larger radius than the inner opening (704) and outer opening (706). The cover (30) can have opposing first and second shoulder portions (712, 714) surrounding the inner opening (704) and outer opening (706).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Niklas Sundberg, Håkan Pinzani, Andreas Backström
  • Patent number: 10759074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system made of an electronic display device having a display screen for displaying augmented reality, an electronic memory, and a cutting device for cutting planar cutting stock, e.g., paperboard, corrugated cardboard, film, textile, plastic, foam, or wooden slabs or sheets. The system has a computer unit for computing a position and alignment of the display device in relation to the cutting device. The display device is designed to be worn by a user and positioned in the field of vision of the user. The system is designed to display to the user retrieved cutting-stock-related information by means of the display screen in a manner readable by the user in the field of vision of the user, adapted to the position and alignment of the display device in relation to the cutting device, and linked to an actual and/or setpoint position of the cutting stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Zünd Systemtechnik AG
    Inventors: Oliver Zünd, Daniel Ledergerber
  • Patent number: 10751902
    Abstract: A mist management system for a processing machine includes a pressure distribution assembly configured to evacuate mist from a portion of the processing machine into a plenum using pressure differences between the portion of the processing machine and the plenum. In one aspect, the system may include a mist directing assembly configured to purposefully direct mist toward the plenum using movement and momentum of the mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Harrison T. Gill, Erick A. Sorenson
  • Patent number: 10736353
    Abstract: A cigar cutting apparatus has a circular body with a front housing and a rear housing, a left cutting blade assembly, a right cutting blade assembly, a blade opening actuator. A scissors mechanism communicates between the actuator and the blade assemblies and is adapted to retain the blade assemblies in the closed state and to selectably allow the blade assemblies to move to the open state. The front housing has a cigar-receiving through-hole and the rear housing has a cigar-impeding closed back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Rosemary Y. Sharp