Patents Examined by Daniel Jeremy Leeds
  • Patent number: 10894622
    Abstract: An apparatus for packing cases with stacked rolled product. The apparatus can include a shuttle for receiving stacked rolled product, the shuttle operatively positioned to receive the stacked rolled product and translate the stacked rolled product from a first position to a second position. A rotatable and translatable loading head can be operatively positioned to receive the stacked rolled product from the second position of the shuttle. A first loading pusher can be operatively positioned to push the stacked rolled product from the second position of the shuttle to the loading head. A carton conveyor can be operatively positioned to convey open cartons to receive the stacked rolled product from the loading head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Matthew Bernard Overley
  • Patent number: 10889421
    Abstract: A universal sterile packaging assembly for an orthopedic device includes an outer blister having a first recessed central region and an inner blister having a second recessed central region. The second recessed central region includes a protrusion configured for securement of a medical part thereto. The inner blister is sized to fit within the first recessed central region. The assembly also includes a first lid securable to the inner blister and a second lid securable to the outer blister so as to enclose the inner blister within the outer blister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Rufina Kaplan, Orrin R. Levine, Charles L. Bush, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10864623
    Abstract: A convertible power tool that can operate in first and second configurations. The tool includes a base unit configured to receive at one time either a first module or a second module. The different modules provide for different levels of functionality. The first module includes one or more components that provide for a first level of functionality. The second module includes one or more components that provide for an advanced second level of functionality. Each of the base unit and first and second modules may include interfaces that provide for physical engagement as well as power/data engagement. In use, one of the first and second modules is connected to the base unit to provide for the desired functionality incorporated with the tool. The tool may also be reconfigured by removing the attached module and replacing it with the other module thus providing for a different functionality level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: APEX BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: David Wise, Phillip Bua
  • Patent number: 10843829
    Abstract: The applicator assembly delivers a cosmetic, health, or hygiene chemical composition in an active state to the user for a disposable single use. The applicator assembly includes a wrapper, and an insert. The insert holds the chemical composition, and the insert is made of a foam composition compatible with the chemical composition. The system and method for manufacturing the assembly is a web conversion process for the chemical composition and foam composition of the assembly. The system and method for manufacturing the assembly includes a first roll, wrapper material, a second roll, foam material, a foam cutter, a dispenser, a flatbed hot seal packager, a sheet cutter, and an outfeed conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Je Matadi, Inc.
    Inventor: Pershant Mehta
  • Patent number: 10836525
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments or a robotic gripper. A mechanical gripper is affixed to an end effector of the robotic arm. A mount is also affixed to the mechanical gripper. An air nozzle may be affixed to the mount. The air nozzle can include an egress directed towards the mechanical gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: David Alspaugh
  • Patent number: 10807206
    Abstract: Measuring apparatus includes an upper support supporting a first end of a columnar work piece in an axis direction, a lower support supporting a second end of the work piece in the axis direction, a probe measuring the work piece supported by the upper support and lower support, a rotary table coupled to the lower support and capable of rotating centered in the axis direction, and a post provided to the rotary table and mounting a first position determiner and a second position determiner so as to be switchable, the first and second position determiner determining a position of the work piece with respect to the rotary table. When a first columnar work piece as the work piece is supported by the upper support and lower support, the first position determiner is mounted to the post to determine a position by contacting the first work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuru Fukuda, Noritsugu Ono, Hirotada Anzai
  • Patent number: 10759035
    Abstract: A suction extraction device has a fan, a suction head, a channel leading from the suction head to the fan, a dust filter and a collection container to hold the dust that has been deposited on the dust filter. The suction head has a tubular cavity that is arranged around the working axis and that serves to accommodate the connection section of the suction drill bit. Arranged in the cavity is a flow sensor that has a sensor surface facing the working axis and that serves to emit a measuring signal that is indicative of the air flow that is striking the sensor surface. An evaluation unit emits an error signal in response to the measuring signal if the measuring signal is lower than a threshold value for at least a prescribed period of time, whereas it suppresses the error signal if the measuring signal exceeds the threshold value during the prescribed period of time. A signaling unit displays the error signal to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Appel
  • Patent number: 10759030
    Abstract: A fastener driver includes a first nosepiece and a second nosepiece coupled to the first nosepiece with a fastener driving channel formed between the first nosepiece and the second nosepiece. A workpiece contact element is movable with respect to the first nosepiece and the second nosepiece between an extended position and a retracted position. A quick-release latch secures the first nosepiece and the second nosepiece together. The workpiece contact element is positioned between the quick-release latch and the first nosepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Pomeroy, Zachary Scott, John Schnell, Adam Gathers, Essam Namouz
  • Patent number: 10710760
    Abstract: An aroma-tight cigarette pack with an outer pack (12) configured in the form of a hinge-lid box, and also with an inner pack (11) configured in the form of a sealed block with an opening aid which can be used a number of times. The opening aid has a removal opening (51) which extends in a sub-region of an inner front wall (39) and of an adjacent inner end wall (41) and is covered over by a closure label (54) with an adhesively bonding connecting periphery (55). The inner pack (11) has closure seams (37) which are designed in the form of fin seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 10668614
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool is provided that includes a housing, a motive source, a front endbell, an output shaft, a front housing, and a gear set assembly. The output shaft protrudes from an output end at the front endbell of the housing. The output shaft is also functionally coupled to the motive source such that the output shaft rotates in response to activation of the motive source when the motive source is supplied with power. The gear set assembly is located in an interior space of the front housing, and is configured to transfer rotation from the motive source to an output spindle. The gear set assembly also includes a ring gear that surrounds a portion of the output shaft and abuts the front endbell of the housing. A set of piloting features is provided that is configured to prevent movement of the ring gear relative to the motive source and the front housing, or the front housing relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Industrial U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Christopher Bartoszek, Joshua Odell Johnson, Douglas Fornell Leavitt, Thomas S. Dougherty, Mark T. McClung, Sean C. Ely
  • Patent number: 10646986
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a mechanism part, a main-body housing and a grip housing. The mechanism part strikes a tool bit. The main-body housing holds the mechanism part therein. The grip housing is continuously provided to a rear portion of the main-body housing. One end portion of the grip housing is displaceably connected to the main-body housing through an elastic member, and the other end portion of the grip housing is rotatably connected to the main-body housing through a rotary joint. A center of the rotary joint is disposed on a leading end side of the impact tool with respect to a center of the elastic member, when viewed in a strike direction of the impact tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Teranishi, Kazunobu Yoshimura, Kouichirou Morimura
  • Patent number: 10639780
    Abstract: An oscillatory driving device for a hand-held power tool includes at least one input shaft, at least one output shaft, and at least one gearing unit. The gearing unit operatively connects the input shaft to the output shaft and includes at least one eccentric element configured to drive the output shaft in an oscillatory manner. The gearing unit includes at least one further eccentric element configured to drive the output shaft in an oscillatory manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bruno Luescher, Kurt Reutlinger
  • Patent number: 10603041
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, and an anvil. The stapling head assembly includes a deck member, a plurality of staples, and a driver. The deck member includes a first deck surface, a second deck surface, an outer annular array of staple openings formed through the deck surfaces, an inner annular array of staple openings formed through the deck surfaces, and a plurality of stand-off features extending distally from the second deck surface. The second deck surface is recessed relative to the first deck surface. The driver is operable to drive the staples through the staple openings. The anvil is operable to compress tissue against the deck surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Christopher C. Miller, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10595864
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an adapter assembly for electrically and mechanically interconnecting electromechanical surgical devices and surgical loading units. The adapter assembly includes an articulation assembly having a rotatable drive shaft having a proximal end rotatable by a surgical device and a distal end having a gear with external teeth, a gear nut including external gear teeth meshingly engaged with the external teeth of the gear, a screw disposed within the gear nut and including external threads engaged with internal threads of the gear nut such that the screw is axially moveable relative to the gear nut, and an articulation bar operably coupled to the screw such that axial movement of the screw results in corresponding axial movement of the articulation bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: David Nicholas
  • Patent number: 10562164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive-in device, comprising a hand-held housing having a piston element received therein for transmitting energy onto a fastening element to be driven in, an exchangeable propellant charge, a combustion chamber, arranged between the propellant charge and the piston element and extending about a center axis (A), and a control element by means of which a starting position of the piston element can be set to be modified in order to modify the energy transmitted by the propellant charge onto the piston element, the control element having an operating element that can be pivoted about the center axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Orestis Voulkidis, Matthias Blessing
  • Patent number: 10562165
    Abstract: A hydraulic hammer for a machine is provided. The hydraulic hammer includes a housing and a piston disposed within the housing and adapted to reciprocate along a longitudinal axis of the housing. The hydraulic hammer further includes a first chamber and a second chamber defined within the housing. The hydraulic hammer further includes a primary passage extending from an inlet and branching into a first passage and a second passage. The first passage fluidly communicates the primary passage with the first chamber and the second passage fluidly communicates the primary passage with the second chamber. The hydraulic hammer further includes a flow control device coupled to the first passage. The flow control device includes a valve element adapted to move between a first position and a second position based on an input signal indicative of a pressure of charge in the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Cody T. Moore
  • Patent number: 10532837
    Abstract: A support device (20), mounted on an upper edge of a container (3), includes lifting elements that define a support surface (22) which extends transversely outwards from an inner edge (55). The upper end (2b) of a flexible pouch for biopharmaceutical product can rest on this support surface, the rest of the 3D-type pouch extending into the container. The slot (23) which separates the support surface into two portions defines a guide path for a flexible supply line (9a, 9b) for the pouch (2) that is connected at its bottom to the end (2b). A convex surface is formed at the rear end of the slot and above the edge of the container, so as to guide and facilitate the passage of the line (9a) into the housing, when the filling state is sufficiently advanced. The causes of poor deployment of the pouch are thus minimized, without human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Stephane Baud, Frederic Bernard
  • Patent number: 10517220
    Abstract: A wrapping device and a web supplying method are used on board of an agricultural harvester. A supply reel with wrapping material is held between two parts of an unrolling station. A web moving member moves a web taken from this supply reel away from the unrolling station. For replacing the supply reel with a further supply reel, the further supply reel is placed on at least one supporting roller. The or every supporting roller is stationary and is positioned angularly below the unrolling station and between two unrolling station parts. The further supply reel on the supporting roller is shifted in a shifting direction towards an unrolling station part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Forage Company B.V.
    Inventor: Arend Cornelis Visser
  • Patent number: 10493610
    Abstract: A hydraulic hammering device that uses a scheme in which a front chamber is switched into communication with a low-pressure circuit when a piston advances, wherein occurrences of “galling” to the piston at a sliding contact portion with a front-chamber liner is reduced. The front chamber has the front-chamber liner fitted to an inner surface of a cylinder. A hydraulic chamber space communicating with the front chamber and filled with hydraulic oil is formed as a cushion chamber on the inner peripheral surface of a rear portion of the front-chamber liner. The cushion chamber has a second drain circuit (from first end face grooves to slits to second end face grooves), which is provided separately from a drain circuit that guides the hydraulic fluid passing through a liner bearing of the front-chamber liner to the low-pressure circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Furukawa Rock Drill Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Koizumi, Susumu Murakami, Toshio Matsuda, Tomohiro Goto, Shunsuke Echigoya
  • Patent number: 10472797
    Abstract: A two-step auto stroke hydraulic breaker includes a cylinder including a high-low pressure chamber, a high pressure chamber, and a pressure converting chamber including a pilot port, a high pressure connecting port connected to the high pressure chamber, a sensing port, an oil tank port, a long stroke port, and a short stroke port, a piston including small diameter portions, upper and lower large diameter portions, a sensing fluid groove between the upper and lower large diameter portions, and a return fluid groove formed on the lower the large diameter portion, a fluid circuit unit to control a supply direction of the fluid to the cylinder and to generate a fluid pressure to selectively change a stroke, and a chisel to break the bedrock when a lower portion of the piston descends to impact the chisel during a descending operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DAEMO Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Shik Park