Patents Examined by Dana Ross
  • Patent number: 10350709
    Abstract: In a method for embodying a hotplate for a hob, at least one metallic layer and a further layer under the metallic layer are formed on an underside of the hotplate. After applying the at least one metallic layer and the further layer, at least one region of the metallic layer is changed by a laser light of a laser beam so that the further layer is recognized when viewing the hob on a topside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Jorge Alaman Aguilar, Miguel Angel Buñuel Magdalena, Francisco Javier Ester Sola, Jose Ramon Garcia Jimenez, Jose Andres Garcia Martinez, Pilar Perez Cabeza, Fernando Planas Layunta
  • Patent number: 10349771
    Abstract: Described is a device for producing beverages, compatible with any handheld domestic blender, which enables producing beverages either by crushing a solid element from which the juice is extracted and at the same time filtering the same or, enabling mixing a solid element with a liquid one at the same time that it is being filtered, the device including at least one filtering beaker, a pestle for inserting into the filtering beaker, and structure for holding the filtering beaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Andoni Monforte Duart
  • Patent number: 10350702
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of welding dissimilar metals, including: preparing a dissimilar metal bus bar composed of a plate-shaped first member made of a first metal and a plate-shaped second member made of a second metal disposed under the first member; folding one side of the dissimilar metal bus bar so that a portion of the second member is located on a portion of the first member; welding a lead made of the first metal on the first member; and welding a lead made of the second metal to the second member located on the portion of the first member, thus solving cracking or corrosion problems of a conventional welding process and also welding an over-lay clad metal with leads, thereby generating economic benefits and increasing the convenience of the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Lee, Taesu Kim, Sangyoon Jeong, Bugon Shin
  • Patent number: 10349668
    Abstract: A system for popping popcorn includes a housing, a container positioned in the housing, a cartridge containing unpopped popcorn kernels removably supported in the container, wherein the cartridge includes ferromagnetic material, a coil that creates an oscillating magnetic field that interacts with the ferromagnetic layer of the cartridge and generates an amount of heat in the cartridge, a vibrator coupled to the container for vibrating the container and the cartridge, and a receiving vessel for receiving popped popcorn positioned adjacent the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kenyon Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Reischmann
  • Patent number: 10350683
    Abstract: A heating method is described. A plurality of flux concentrators and at least one part may be held in proximity to one another. One or more alternating electric current may be generated to generate a plurality of alternating magnetic fields by the respective flux concentrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Grid Logic Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew J. Holcomb
  • Patent number: 10350695
    Abstract: A method of automatically setting a welding parameter for MIG/MAG welding including the following steps: initiating a parameter setting welding operation; detecting a response welding current at a present wire feed speed during the parameter setting welding operation; determining a first function mapping the response welding current to the set wire feed speed; determining a desired wire feed speed from the first function and the desired welding current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ESAB AB
    Inventor: Per Aberg
  • Patent number: 10356848
    Abstract: A process chamber is provided including a top, a bottom, and a sidewall coupled together to define a volume. A substrate support is disposed in the volume. The process chamber further includes one or more lampheads facing the substrate support, each lamphead comprising an arrangement of lamps disposed along a plane. The arrangement of lamps is defined by a center and a plurality of concentric ring-shaped zones. Each ring-shaped zone is defined by an inner edge and an outer edge and each ring-shaped zone includes three or more alignments of one or more lamps. Each alignment of one or more lamps has a first end extending linearly to a second end that are separated by at least 10 degrees around the center. The first end and the second end are both located within one ring-shaped zone. Each alignment located within a same ring-shaped zone is equidistant to the center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Schubert S. Chu
  • Patent number: 10342330
    Abstract: A base assembly integrated into an appliance including a lower frame and an upper operating component. A plurality of inter-assembleable and planar shaped members include each of a bottom and upwardly supported and interconnected front, back and sides, these collectively defining an enclosure having an upper surface adapted to support the operating component and a lower surface adapted to secure upon the lower frame. Mounting hardware including at least a plurality of threaded fasteners secures the bottom to locations along the front and back. Pluralities of vertically spaced tabs and opposing vertically spaced slots are configured along each of opposite edges of the sides and along each of first and second pairs of opposite edge extending brackets secured to each of the front and back and which overlap the side edges. The planar shaped members and mounting hardware are adapted to being shipped in a first flat-packed arrangement and subsequently assembled on site in a second use arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TRADEMARK GLOBAL, LLC
    Inventor: Xue Hong Yan
  • Patent number: 10349471
    Abstract: Microwave irradiator 12 is attached to a furnace main body of a heating furnace 11 having microwave permeability. A running passage for passing a fiber member F which is the object to be heated is formed inside the heating furnace 11. A first tubular member 13 made of a first microwave heat-generating material absorbing microwave energy and generating heat is rotatably disposed around the running passage. A second tubular member made of a second microwave heat-generating material absorbing microwave energy and generating heat is disposed in the first tubular member 13. The fiber member F is heated and calcined while running the fiber member F containing carbon in the running passage of the second tubular member 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroji Oishibashi
  • Patent number: 10343365
    Abstract: A jaw support and a sealing jaw for form, fill and seal machines are provided. In alternative embodiments, the form, fill and seal machines may include a fitment applicator station, a fitment applicator, a fitment heater assembly and a sealing jaw constructed and arranged to form a container and transfer and apply a fitment to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Robert Lawrence Gynnild
  • Patent number: 10349467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooking hob (10) including at least two cooking zones (16, 18) and a balance system for adjusting the temperature of a cooking vessel (20) after said cooking vessel (20) has been moved from a first cooking zone (16) to a second cooking zone (18). The cooking zones (16, 18) comprise or correspond with a vessel recognition device in each case. The cooking hob (10) includes a sensor device for detecting the temperature of the first cooking zone (16). The balance system is provided for activating a boosted power level (30) at the second cooking zone (18) for an estimated time in order to compensate the energy loss (Qs) of the cooking vessel (20) during setting said cooking vessel (20) on the second cooking zone (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Harald Hoffmann, Richard Turek
  • Patent number: 10343234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fabrication method including an assembly step for inserting an intermediate part intended to ensure the flatness of the face to be welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nivarox-FAR S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Cusin, Davy Cretenet, Marc Stranczl, Raphael Garret
  • Patent number: 10342380
    Abstract: A timed brewing device includes a container (1) combined with a base (2) with which the former communicates via a first passage (1c) provided in the bottom wall (1e) thereof. The base (2) includes a brewing compartment (3) receiving a removable chamber wall which is pervious to water and which is capable of receiving a material to be brewed. A transversely movable valve (4) enables the brewing chamber to be selectively placed in contact (3) with the inner space of the container (1) via the first passage (1c). The valve (4) is actuated by an actuating device, which moves the valve into the closed position after a predetermined amount of time. During brewing, a pump (21) intermittently circulates the brewed liquid between the bottom of the brewing compartment (3) and a second passage (1d) of the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PHI & TEA
    Inventor: Philippe Lazareth
  • Patent number: 10343231
    Abstract: An auxiliary wire feeder has a pushing device for advancing welding wire, a control device for controlling the pushing device, and an electric contact adapted for being in electrical connection with the welding wire. The electric contact is connected to the control device for supplying a control signal to the control device. A welding system comprises an auxiliary wire feeder of this kind and further a welding torch, a main wire feeder, a wire guide for guiding welding wire from a supply to the welding torch and a welding current contact for supplying welding current to the welding wire. For controlling an auxiliary wire feeder in a welding system having a welding torch, a main wire feeder, a wire guide for guiding welding wire from a supply to the welding torch, a welding current contact for supplying welding current to the welding wire, the control of the auxiliary welding wire feeder is responsive to an electrical signal transmitted via the welding wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AWDS TECHNOLOGIES SRL
    Inventors: Carlo Gelmetti, Filippo Corradini, Fabio Perazzoli
  • Patent number: 10334871
    Abstract: A system for the preparation of a liquid product has a dispensing apparatus and a disposable cartridge. The cartridge includes a reservoir filled with a single serve portion of a liquid ingredient to be combined with a base liquid, one or more dispensing passages, and a sealing film that covers the reservoir. The apparatus has a pressurization dome member with a peripheral gas seal adapted to sealingly engage the cartridge around a location where one or more openings are created in the sealing film. A pressurized gas source is connected to the dome member. The apparatus feeds pressurized gas beneath the dome member, to allow the liquid ingredient to be pressurized via the one or more openings in the sealing film, to assist dispensing of the liquid ingredient from the reservoir via the one or more dispensing passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apiqe Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jasper Jacobus Van De Sluis, Roland Waldemar Verbeek
  • Patent number: 10335899
    Abstract: A compact nozzle for laser welding is provided that includes an air knife cross-jet to protect the laser optic, coaxially supplied process shield gas and active air cooling in a singular and compact nozzle. Generally, the nozzle includes a mounting interface at a first end to connect to the laser processing device. An air knife section is positioned adjacent the mounting interface and the optical output of the laser so that the air knife flow can protect the optic from plasma and spatter damage. Further the air flow in the air knife is directed through the nozzle for direct cooling. Adjacent the air knife is the process gas shield that is isolated from the air knife such that the process gas is not contaminated by flow from the air knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMA POWER LASERDYNE
    Inventor: Aaron Montello
  • Patent number: 10337725
    Abstract: The present invention intends to highly accurately control a temperature of superheated steam at a high response speed, and provides a superheated steam generator that inductively heats a heating metal body in contact with steam using an induction coil, and thereby heats the steam in contact with the heating metal body to generate superheated steam. In addition, a frequency of an AC power supply connected to the induction coil is 50 Hz or 60 Hz, and a thickness between an induction coil side surface of the heating metal body facing toward the induction coil and a steam contact surface of the heating metal body in contact with the steam is 10 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOKUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Tonomura, Masayoshi Kimura, Yasuhiro Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10335891
    Abstract: A welding electrode for use in engaging an aluminum alloy workpiece during a spot welding process has a weld face that includes a base surface and a plurality of circular ridges that project outwardly from the base surface. The circular ridges are blunted, and their presence on the weld face provides the first welding electrode with several useful capabilities, including the ability to establish better mechanical and electrical contact with the aluminum alloy workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David R. Sigler, Michael J. Karagoulis
  • Patent number: 10335892
    Abstract: A welding electrode for use in resistance spot welding an assembly of overlying metal workpieces that includes an aluminum alloy workpiece is disclosed. The welding electrode includes a body, a convex weld face at one end of the body, and ringed protrusions that project outwardly from the convex weld face. The ringed protrusions are positioned to make contact with, and indent into, a surface of the aluminum alloy workpiece when the convex weld face is pressed against the aluminum alloy workpiece during a spot welding event. When brought into contact with the surface of the aluminum alloy workpiece, the ringed protrusions disrupt the oxide film present on the aluminum alloy workpiece surface, which improves the spot welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David R. Sigler, James G. Schroth, Michael J. Karagoulis
  • Patent number: 10334665
    Abstract: Provided is an immersion heater including: a flange; a heat generation tube bent in a U-shape and having both lengthwise ends passing through the flange in an upward direction; a sensor rod having one end passing through the flange in the upward direction; a cap coupled to the flange to cover an end of the heat generation tube and an end of the sensor rod protruding from a top surface of the flange; a power wire having one end inserted into the cap and connected to a power terminal of the heat generation tube; a sensor wire having one end inserted into the cap and connected to a sensor terminal of the sensor rod; and silicone filled in the cap and including a plurality of hardened layers with a time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KD HEATER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gikyung Kim