Patents Examined by Bobby Yeonjin Kim
  • Patent number: 11958100
    Abstract: The wire fed or pulled back from the reel by the feeding unit can be properly restricted. The invention relates to a binding machine (2) having a feeding unit (16) for feeding out a wire (3) from a reel (12) provided in a housing unit (11). With respect to the entering route (81) of the wire (3) when the wire (3) drawn out from the reel (12) by the feeding unit (16) is guided to the feeding unit (83), the first restriction unit (83) that restricts the drawing portion (3a) of the wire (3) disposed between the reel (12) and the feeding unit (16) from being deviating from the entering route (81) is provided inside the housing unit (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Kasahara, Osamu Itagaki, Ichiro Kusakari, Takeshi Morijiri
  • Patent number: 11958055
    Abstract: A mobile cone plant with canted run-on jacks for limited vibration of the chassis without a need for clamping or extremely tight tolerances in telescopic jack parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Terex USA, LLC
    Inventors: Rex Mikle Carter, Edwin J. Sauser, Alexander Evan Ross
  • Patent number: 11951519
    Abstract: A system and method for an improved material flow through an extrusion machine by altering the material properties in a magnetic field are provided. The electromagnetic extrusion system includes a ram that is moved into a chamber containing an extrusion material to force the extrusion material out of an opening defined, at least in part, by a die to create an extrusion with a cross-sectional shape corresponding to the predetermined shape of the opening. An electromagnetic winding of electrically conductive material is embedded within a tool retainer block surrounding the container and is helically wound about the chamber and carries a DC electrical current to generate a magnetic field having a magnetic flux density of at least 2 Tesla within the extrusion material to dissipate dislocation defect structures in the extrusion material being extruded via the magnetoplasticity effect. The magnetic field therefore provides for reduced flow stress on the tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jeremiah John Brady, Edward Karl Steinebach, Gerard Michael Ludtka
  • Patent number: 11944978
    Abstract: A material processing tool assembly includes a tool for material processing having a base section and a processing section extending from the base section; and a tool mounting block mountable on an outer surface of a support base. The mounting block has a base surface and a tool mounting surface intersecting the base surface. The base surface has a protuberance extending away therefrom and spaced apart from the tool mounting surface to define a tool receiving gap between the protuberance and the tool mounting surface. The base section of the tool is snugly received in the tool receiving gap between the tool mounting surface and the protuberance in abutment with the tool mounting surface, the processing section of the tool extending past the protuberance. A displaceable material processing head and method of mounting a material processing tool to a mounting block secured to a displaceable head are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Alamo Group Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Denis
  • Patent number: 11945018
    Abstract: In drilling processing on a press-formed inclined portion, a hole is formed with high precision without occurrence of damage to a blade of a punch or slipping of the punch. Embodiments include a method where two through holes are formed in a blank before press-forming which are opposed to each other in the inclined direction of the inclined portion, each through portion partially forming a peripheral edge portion of the hole. The inclined portion is formed using press processing on the blank. Piercing processing using a punch is performed while pressing the inclined portion, so that the two opposed through holes are connected, thereby forming the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11946267
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit configured to feed a wire, a curl guide configured to curl the wire fed by the wire feeding unit around an object to be bound, a binding unit including a twisting shaft provided to be rotatable around a predetermined axis, and a gripping part provided at one end side of the twisting shaft, wherein the gripping part is configured to grip the wire curled by the curl guide and the twisting shaft is configured to twist the gripped wire so as to bind the object, a binding machine main body having one end side at which the curl guide is arranged and configured to accommodate therein the wire feeding unit and the binding unit, and a setting unit provided at an opposite end side of the binding machine main body and configured to set a predetermined operation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Itagaki, Akira Kasahara, Norihiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 11945022
    Abstract: An article bender apparatus that assists in joining two separate malleable article line free ends in a selected helical wrap, the article bender apparatus including a disc that has a slot disposed therethrough that originates from the center at a root extending radially outward, a shoe having a selectable pivotal lock to a face of the disc, wherein the shoe is in an open state when the slot is open and the shoe is in a closed locked state when the shoe partially covers the slot leaving the slot root section open. Also, a means for rotating the disc about the root, operationally the disc is inserted onto a first line free end portion to the root, the shoe is placed in the closed locked state, with the shoe intersecting a second line free end portion, next rotating the disc to helically wrap the second line about the first line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Joshua Cosby
  • Patent number: 11931871
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit, a curl forming unit, a cutting unit, and a binding unit. The binding unit includes a locking member that includes a first hook and a second hook and that locks the wire by moving the first hook toward the second hook. The locking member includes a locking part that locks the wire in a state in which the first hook has been moved toward the second hook, and an unlocking part that makes it possible for the first hook to be movable away from the second hook with such an amount of movement that the locked wire does not come off between the first hook and the second hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Tashima, Masato Utsugi
  • Patent number: 11898358
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeder, a curl forming part, a cutter, and a binding part configured to twist the wire wound on the object and cut by the cutter. The binding part includes a wire locking body to which the wire is locked; a rotating shaft configured to operate the wire locking body; and a wire holding part including a first member and a second member. The wire holding part is configured to bend the wire wound on the object in an axial direction of the rotating shaft by the relative movement of the first member and the second member approaching each other, and to hold the wire. The cutter is provided in a wire feeding path between the wire feeder and the wire holding part, and is configured to cut the wire after the wire is held by the wire holding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichirou Morimura, Yusuke Yoshida, Makoto Kosuge, Tetsuro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11897019
    Abstract: A retainer assembly includes a retaining member assembly and a motion assembly. The retaining member assembly is structured to selectively retain at least one shell in a transfer belt assembly belt recess. The retaining member assembly includes a retaining member. The motion assembly is structured to move the retaining member between a first position, wherein the retaining member is spaced from the transfer belt assembly transfer belt, and, a second position, wherein the retaining member is disposed a retaining distance from the transfer belt assembly transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Todd Albright, Robert Joseph Will, Dennis Cornelius Stammen
  • Patent number: 11890664
    Abstract: A drive assembly for a necker machine includes a plurality of motors, each motor including an output shaft, a plurality of drive wheel assemblies, each drive wheel assembly operatively coupled to an associated necker machine drive shaft, and a number of timing/drive belts operatively coupled to each drive wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Richard James Edward Mercer, Ian Kenneth Scholey, Bradley James Miller
  • Patent number: 11890732
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a body part, a feeding unit configured to feed a wire, a first guide and a second guide extending in a first direction from an end portion on one side of the body part, arranged with an interval, in which a binding object is inserted, in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and configured to guide the wire fed by the feeding unit, a twisting unit configured to twist the wire guided by the first guide and the second guide, and a guide moving part configured to change the interval from a first distance to a second distance shorter than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Morijiri, Nobutaka Tashima, Shinpei Sugihara
  • Patent number: 11877700
    Abstract: A blender blade having four tapered arms extending from a central body. Each arm includes a front cutting edge, a back edge, and a tipped end which exhibits a small, sharpened cutting edge at a slight angle from the front cutting edge. One of the arms is planar to the body, one arm includes a most preferred slight bend of about 6.0°, and the final two arms have a most preferred bend of about 16.7°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NuWave, LLC
    Inventors: Jung S. Moon, Eubene Sin
  • Patent number: 11878824
    Abstract: A robot hand includes a gripping mechanism. The gripping mechanism includes a pair of gripping claws that perform opening and closing operations in a horizontal direction intersecting with an extending direction of an electric wire. The gripping claw has a lower claw portion that functions as a scooping claw by moving obliquely upward from below. Before or during a bundling operation, a control device of a robot causes the lower claw portion of the gripping claw to move obliquely upward from below to scoop up all electric wires to be bundled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito Saitou, Jun Yagi, Tetsuo Iwao
  • Patent number: 11871765
    Abstract: A blade assembly for a micro puree machine including a central support hub, a cutting blade, a mixing blade, a central opening, an angled ledge and an undercut. The cutting blade extends outward from a circumferential surface of the central support hub and defines a curved leading edge. The central opening is configured to receive a power shaft therein. The angled ledge is located at an upper end of the central support hub and extends about at least a portion of an outer perimeter of the central support hub. The undercut is located on the outer perimeter of the central support hub and is positioned closer to a lower end of the central support hub than the angled ledge. The undercut includes an engagement surface that extends outwards from a central axis of the central support hub and is configured to receive and retain a clip mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Ming Li Shi, Xu Sheng Deng, Pushan He, Ping Chu
  • Patent number: 11865598
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing flexible rolling of metal strips, in which a metal strip with pre-definable material thickness is guided through a mill stand by at least two operating steps, which includes several rolls, the metallic strip is during the rolling operation set to lead through a roll gap, where a curve bending line is steered to achieve a defined profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Outokumpu Oyj
    Inventors: Thorsten Piniek, Andreas Zeidler, Stefan Schuberth
  • Patent number: 11866918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food waste disposer that is configured to allow an opening and closing plate adapted to open and close a drain pipe to be open only when a motor operates, so that normally, the drain pipe from which water is discharged is closed, thereby preventing bad smell and sewage from flowing backward from the drain pipe, to allow a propeller adapted to forcedly discharge the water from a casing to the drain pipe to be driven reversely and to thus close the opening and closing plate if the motor is driven reversely, so that gears inside a pulverizing part rotate to circulate the water in the casing and thus to automatically clean the casing, without any separation of the casing, and to allow a magnetic material to be built in a hopper so that if iron introduced into the hopper is sensed by sensors, the pulverizing part stops working and is thus prevented from being damaged by the iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Yong-Goo Kim
  • Patent number: 11859396
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit configured to feed a wire to be wound on an object to be bound, a cutting unit configured to cut the wire wound on the object to be bound, and a binding unit configured to twist the wire wound on the object to be bound. The cutting unit includes a pair of blade parts configured to interpose the wire therebetween and cut the wire. One or both of the pair of blade parts include a delay part which is configured to delay cutting a part of the wire as compared to a remaining part of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Itagaki
  • Patent number: 11858020
    Abstract: A method for producing a metallic strip or sheet, in which the strip or sheet is rolled in a multi-stand rolling mill and is discharged downstream of the last roll stand of the rolling mill in a conveying direction. The strip or sheet is cooled in the multi-stand rolling mill and/or downstream of the rolling mill as viewed in the conveying direction, wherein a temperature of the strip or sheet is measured upstream of the last roll stand of the rolling mill as viewed in conveying direction. Based on this measured temperature, a temperature for the strip or sheet at the exit of the last roll stand of the rolling mill is then determined by calculation with the aid of a temperature calculation model, with which further temperature processes of the manufacturing method can be controlled or regulated after a comparison with a predetermined reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: August Sprock, Christoph Hassel, Kai Grybel
  • Patent number: 11858174
    Abstract: A system and method are for separating the layers of multilayer plastics, the fragments of multilayer plastic being carried into a receptacle (1) pressurized for 10 to 60 seconds. The receptacle is pressurized using overheated vapor generated in a boiler and introduced into the receptacle until reaching a pressure between 1 and 12 bar and a temperature between 100 and 191.12° C. The fragments are then carried to a discharge tank at a relative pressure between ?0.7 and 0.1 bar and at a temperature between 15 and 25° C. for between 1 and 5 minutes. The multilayer fragments are later transferred to a mechanical separation unit where the fragments are separated into fragments of single-layer plastic and, lastly, to a mechanical sorting unit where the fragments are sorted by material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: REPETCO INNOVATIONS S.L.
    Inventors: Amalio Garrido Escudero, Alexandra Martínez Gracia, Pedro Antonio Escudero Marín