Patents Examined by David B. Jones
  • Patent number: 10532396
    Abstract: A blind riveting device is provided, which is adapted for engagement to a handle having a powered translating member projecting therefrom. Force from the translating member imparted to a drive piston moves a second piston to pull a blind rivet connected to a jaw engaged with the second piston, thereby mounting the blind rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Goran Olsson
  • Patent number: 10532388
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a bending press for bending metal sheets, having a top beam and a lower beam, as well as two drawers. The drawers are arranged at both sides of the lower beam as well as within the bending press housing itself and are designed to selectively house bending tools and other parts within the drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Friedemann Seibert, Raymond Arndt, Karsten Trutvetter
  • Patent number: 10532838
    Abstract: A receptacle for a consumable material, such as a wire spool 2, to be loaded into a machine, such as a wire tying machine 18, comprises first and second indicating means 6, 12 for identifying the receptacle, wherein one of the indicating means 6 is separable from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventors: Graham Frank Barnes, Ian David Coles
  • Patent number: 10532386
    Abstract: A continuous-cast slab is provided where central porosity is reduced by surly crushing the slab. A method and apparatus of manufacturing the slab is also provided. The continuous-cast slab having horizontally symmetrical granular equiaxed crystals at least in the center in the thickness direction includes a first reduction dent and a second reduction dent that further dents from the bottom surface of the first reduction dent and is narrower than the first reduction dent at least on one long side surface. Such a configuration can makes it possible to achieve the continuous-cast slab of no more than 2.5×10?4 cm3/g in a maximum porosity volume while segregation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki Mizoguchi, Hiroaki Uchiyama, Hideaki Sakurai, Ryousuke Takata, Shinji Nagai, Shuntaro Imai, Daisuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 10518309
    Abstract: An extrusion press die-slide device is equipped with: a fixed frame; a moveable frame that can move linearly but which is supported by the fixed frame in a non-rotatable manner; a first motion conversion mechanism that converts input rotational motion to linear motion and outputs the same to cause the moveable frame to move linearly with respect to the fixed frame; and a second motion conversion mechanism attached to the moveable frame and equipped with a pusher to impart a pressing force to a die of the extrusion press, and which transmits the input rotational motion to the first motion conversion mechanism and converts the input rotational motion to linear motion and outputs the same to cause the pusher to move linearly with respect to the moveable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ube Machinery Corporation, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeharu Yamamoto, Sho Nonoue
  • Patent number: 10518392
    Abstract: A riveting device for mutual assembly of two parts each including a bore, where the device includes a non-deformable external rivet having a tubular body suitable for being inserted into said bores and provided on one of the longitudinal ends thereof with a lip, and an internal rivet having a solid deformable cylindrical body and issuing substantially perpendicular from a flange, said tubular body having an external diameter slightly less than the diameter of said bores and a length D between the rear face of the lip thereof and the opposite end thereof at most equal to the sum of the thicknesses of the parts, said cylindrical body having an external homothetic transverse cross-section slightly less than the internal transverse cross-section of the tubular body, and a length slightly greater than that of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GILLET GROUP
    Inventors: Fabrice Petit, Pascal Gillet
  • Patent number: 10507503
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for the applying of and removal by suction of operating fluids onto rolling stock (2) and off rolling stock (2) in the inlet (4) of cold rolling systems (6) and comprises at least one spray device (7) arranged above or below a rolling stock transport line (8), wherein at least one operating fluid can be placed by the spray device (7) onto a surface of the rolling stock (2) or onto a surface of a working roll (9) which makes contact with the rolling stock (2), and to at least one suction removal device (10) which can be arranged above or below the rolling stock transport line (8) and on the same side of the rolling stock transport line (8) as the spray device (7), wherein the suction removal device (10) acts in the vicinity of the surface of the rolling stock (2) or of the working roll (9). The spray device (7) and the suction removal device (10) are attached onto a common component frame (12) and therefore form a compact unit (14.1; 14.2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SMS Group GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Berendes, Edgar Filk, Dietrich Mathweis
  • Patent number: 10507513
    Abstract: A servo-rotating all-function tool module is provided for use with a spring forming machine and includes an axle rotating tool module that is mounted, together with an axle, to a front wall board and includes a tool and an axle slide base mounted to the axle, so that the axle slide base is acted upon by a force to slide along the axle, the tool is caused to press downward or return upward. A servo transmission module assembly is mounted to the spring forming machine to provide a driving force for causing the axle slide base to slide along the axle. Since the tool module is mounted, together with the axle, to a front wall board of the spring forming machine, the direction in which the tool approaches a wire can be varied by rotating the axle in order to conduct operations of bending at different angles and twisting/looping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yao Ming Yang, Hua Yun Hsin, Neng Wen Mao
  • Patent number: 10507501
    Abstract: According to the embodiment of the present disclosure, it provides a method of manufacturing a piston of a pump for brake system, the piston fabricated using a piercing process by press forming to have an inlet path communicating with a suction port through which oil is introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Joo-Un Cho
  • Patent number: 10508328
    Abstract: Systems and methods of hot forming a metal blank include receiving the metal blank at a heater and positioning the blank adjacent a magnetic rotor of the heater. The systems and methods also include heating the metal blank through the magnetic rotor by rotating the magnetic rotor. Rotating the magnetic rotor induces a magnetic field into the metal blank such that the metal blank is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventors: Julio Malpica, Cedric Wu, Rahul Vilas Kulkarni, Rodger Brown, Duane E. Bendzinski
  • Patent number: 10507310
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a guide member configured with stress limiting features which function to prevent the stress from bending the guide member causing ovalization of the guide member. An apparatus for bending a guide member includes a ram die and a pressure die which are configured to fully encircle the portion of the guide member during the bending operation. A fixture for supporting a guide member during bending is configured to fully encircle sections of the guide member during bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: George L. Matlock, Jason R. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10507502
    Abstract: A forming machine, particularly a ring-rolling machine, which includes a hydraulically regulated linear axle, which is driven by way of an electro-hydrostatic actuator, can work precisely while having a simple mechanical-engineering structure. The machine may have at least one further hydraulically regulated linear axle, which is driven by way of an electro-hydrostatic actuator or by way of a drive other than an electro-hydrostatic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Bolik
  • Patent number: 10500623
    Abstract: A bending machine for sheet metal comprises a bending assembly (2) provided with a tool holder crosspiece (3) which is mobile and supports a set (20) of bending tools (40, 41, 42, 43, 44) which are aligned, and mutually positionable, along a first longitudinal direction (A) so as to form predetermined compositions (C1, C2, C3, C4) of bending tools suitable to bend a workpiece (50) according to respective defined bending lines; the bending assembly (2) comprises a moving assembly (5, 6) to move the bending tools (40, 41, 42, 43, 44) along the crosspiece (3), the set (20) of bending tools comprises, arranged adjacent and in sequence starting from an end (3a) of said crosspiece (3): four first bending tools (41) having a width of X+p, one second bending tool (42) having a width of X+2·p, one third bending tool (43) having a width of X+3·p, one basic bending tool (40) having a width of X, three third bending tools (43), one fourth bending tool (44) having a width of X+4·p, two basic bending tools (40), one first
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Nicola Meneghetti
  • Patent number: 10500624
    Abstract: A press forming method for forming a press-formed product having no flange portion from a blank by performing a crash forming process while using a die and a punch, the press-formed product including at least a top portion and a side wall portion continued from the top portion via a connecting portion and being structured so that either all or a part of the side wall portion curves toward an outside of the press-formed product to form a convex shape in a planar view, the press forming method including forming the side wall portion while keeping a tip end portion of the blank in continuous contact with a side wall forming portion of the die and causing the die to impose no restraint on any part other than the tip end portion of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ryo Ageba, Akinobu Ishiwatari, Jiro Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 10500626
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a molded material by molding processes including at least one drawing-out process and at least one drawing process performed after the drawing-out process, in which a width of a punch 31 used in the drawing-out process on a rear end side is wider than a width of the punch on a distal end side, and an ironing process is performed on a region corresponding to a flange of a base metal sheet 2 by pushing the base metal sheet together with the punch 31 into a pushing hole 30a, and the drawing process is carried out using a die and a drawing sleeve, and processing is performed on a region subjected to the ironing process in the drawing-out process, while maintaining a constant mold gap between the die and the drawing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naofumi Nakamura, Yudai Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10493514
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot stamping device and method for preventing plating from sticking to a die. The hot stamping device may include a die that receives a heated plating material, presses the received plating material, and rapidly cools the pressed plating material in a constrained state. Before the plating material is pressed, an anti-sticking layer may be formed on the surface of the die disposed in contact with the plating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventors: Nam-Kyu Shin, Seung-Man Nam, Myeong-Jin Lee, Yun-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10493511
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide an apparatus for manufacturing an elbow-shaped duct, comprising: a main body obliquely provided at the upper part thereof; a duct movement guiding part provided to rotate and vertically move; a duct vane forming part including forming jigs symmetrically formed and respectively slid in the opposite directions to be coupled to and separated from each other; a duct vane coupling part including a duct fixing member for guiding the fixing of a duct and a duct vane pressing member for coupling upper and lower vanes of the duct; and a rotary driving part rotatably provided inside the main body, and including an eccentric rotary roller having, at the upper part thereof, a cutting roller for cutting the duct and a forming roller for forming the upper and lower vanes of the duct, thereby enabling the duct to be manufactured, by loading the cylindrical duct on the movement guiding part, as is, and simultaneously performing cutting and forming to correspond to an elbow
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Sung Keun Noh
  • Patent number: 10486487
    Abstract: A stabilizer having a tubular shape is provided so as to extend in a widthwise direction of a vehicle and coupled to a suspension arm at opposite end portions of the stabilizer. Each of the opposite end portions includes: a first large-diameter bar portion having an outside diameter greater than an outside diameter of an intermediate portion of the stabilizer; and a second large-diameter bar portion having an outside diameter greater than the outside diameter of the first large-diameter bar portion and having a wall thickness greater than a wall thickness of the intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kyoei Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuzo Nagano, Yoshiyuki Mori, Arata Mikami, Nobuaki Taguchi, Koji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10486215
    Abstract: A die apparatus including a first die element and a second die element is provided. The first die element is arranged with the second die element for disposal of a blank therebetween and includes a coolant channel and a trim groove for alignment with a trim line of the blank. A groove insert is disposed within the trim groove arranged to support a portion of the blank extending thereover and to reduce a cooling rate of the blank. The groove insert may be of a material including reflective radiation characteristics to reduce heat transfer from portions of the blank adjacent the trim line. The first die element may include a cavity aligned with a pierce region of the blank so that the pierce region does not contact an adjacent die element surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Raj Sohmshetty, Rohit Telukunta, Darryl Leigh Young, Varinder Singh Saini, Torsten Hallfeldt
  • Patent number: 10480617
    Abstract: A bicycle chain comprises a first outer link plate. The first outer link plate comprises a first outer-link end portion, a second outer-link end portion, a first outer-link intermediate portion, and a first outer-link longitudinal centerline. The first outer-link end portion, the second outer-link end portion and the first outer-link intermediate portion define a first outer-link outer peripheral edge. The first outer-link outer peripheral edge comprises a first outer-link end edge, a second outer-link end edge, and a pair of first outer-link intermediate edges. A first radial distance is defined from a first outer-link center axis to the first outer-link end edge in a perpendicular direction. A minimum distance is defined between the pair of first outer-link intermediate edges in the perpendicular direction. The minimum distance is smaller than 200% of the first radial distance and is equal to or larger than 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Fukumori, Atsuhiro Emura