Patents Examined by David Bryant
  • Patent number: 10239189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamp for seven longitudinal profiles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) arranged next to one another and oriented in a longitudinal direction (L), said clamp having one clamping jaw (11) and another clamping jaw (12) which are movable towards one another and away from one another, with a receiving area (13) in the one clamping jaw (11), which receiving area has a bearing face (13c) at the bottom for two of the seven longitudinal profiles (2, 3), said bearing face being movable at least in some regions relative to the clamping jaw (11) transversely to the longitudinal direction (L), and with another receiving area (14) provided in the other clamping jaw (12) for the bearing of four others of the seven longitudinal profiles (1, 4, 5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rattunde AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Rattunde
  • Patent number: 10232449
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is provided. The tool including a housing having a first end and an opposing second end. A hammer portion extending from the first end, the hammer portion having at least one surface configured to strike a fastener in operation. The tool further includes a drill portion slidably disposed within the housing, the drill portion including a chuck configured to receive a drill, the chuck being positioned within the housing when in a first position and at least partially extending from the second end when in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Buhl, Justin Carbonaro, Terrance Crocker, Andrew Egerton, Ashley Rucki, Glenn E. Vallee, Robert T. T. Gettens, James C. McKeon
  • Patent number: 10234717
    Abstract: A method of attaching a polarizer includes preparing a first stage on which a display panel is disposed and a second stage on which a first polarizer is disposed, measuring a shape of a curl of the first polarizer; determining an attachment direction of the first polarizer with respect to the display panel based on the measured curl shape of the first polarizer and attaching the first polarizer to a first surface of the display panel by rotating at least one of the first stage and the second stage based on the determined attachment direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gwan Young Na, Sang Jae Kim, Jung Hun Lee, Hyo Sung Hong
  • Patent number: 10213937
    Abstract: Adjustable fence systems and their methods of use are described. A fence adjustment system includes a drift angle adjustment mechanism configured to adjust the angle of a fence to correct for blade drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rikon Power Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Wuzheng Duan, Jiquan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10207349
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, the high-pressure chamber includes a chamber main body including a flat rectangular parallelepiped block of a metal which is formed with a flat cavity that serves as a substrate processing space in which a processing using a high-pressure fluid is performed on a substrate, and the substrate processing space being formed by machining the block from one of faces of the block other than the widest face towards another face opposing thereto. In a case where the cavity is constituted as a through hole, the though hole is provided with a cover configured to open or close the cavity on one side of the through hole, and a second block configured to air-tightly seal the cavity on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Mitsuoka, Gen You, Hiroki Ohno, Takehiko Orii, Takayuki Toshima, Hiroaki Inadomi
  • Patent number: 10207395
    Abstract: A vehicle body manufacturing apparatus includes: side jig frames disposed respectively on the right and left sides of a vehicle body; an upper jig frame installed between the side jig frames, the upper jig frames including a pair of front and rear frame members insertable into the inside of the vehicle body through front and rear openings of the vehicle body, respectively; a connection mechanism that removably connects insertion ends of the pair of frame members; and a clamping mechanism that is held on the upper jig frame and that positions the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Noboru Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10204816
    Abstract: A substrate retaining carrier, a method for retaining and separating the substrate, and a method for evaporation are provided. The substrate retaining carrier includes a substrate stage and a movable substrate retaining support device, the substrate retaining support device comprises multiple probes and a probe holder, wherein a first end of each of the probes is provided with a substrate retaining member, and a second end of each of the probes is secured onto the probe holder; the substrate stage is provided with through holes for passage of the probes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuequan Jin, Chia Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10189073
    Abstract: A matrix for making clinch-type joints between at least two members of sheet-formed material of the same or different types. Said matrix (1) has the form of a thin plate, and comprises two generally flat sheet-formed matrix elements (2, 3, 2?, 3?, 102, 103) arranged movable relative to each other so that they could slide on an essentially flat support surface (31, 34, 134) in a substantially translational or pivotal movement between a first initial position in which said matrix elements (2, 3, 2?, 3?, 102, 103) form between them at least one essentially closed matrix cavity (23, 23?, 123) and a second position corresponding to an open position for said at least one matrix cavity, said matrix elements (2, 3, 2?, 3?, 102, 103) being arranged actuated in the direction of said first position by at least one actuation means (4, 10, 104). An apparatus including such a matrix is also proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Olivier Dubugnon
  • Patent number: 10189075
    Abstract: A method of riveting a first substrate and a second substrate with a rivet includes delivering a first ultrasonic pulse to a respective exterior surface of the first substrate at a predefined target area, via an ultrasonic device. The first ultrasonic pulse is configured to soften the first substrate at a first softening temperature. The method includes attaching a crust layer on a rivet head of the rivet. A second ultrasonic pulse is delivered to the predefined target area to soften the crust layer at a second softening temperature, via the ultrasonic device. A surface profile of the crust layer is fashioned via compression of a horn inner cavity of the ultrasonic device over the crust layer. The crust layer is cooled to harden into a seal configured to prevent entry of moisture between the rivet and the respective exterior surface of the first substrate, thereby reducing galvanic corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Pei-Chung Wang, Bradley J. Blaski, Richard C. Janis, Susan M. Smyth
  • Patent number: 10183380
    Abstract: A modular fixture plate system comprising: at least one interlocking fixture plate comprising at least one of a male end and a female end, wherein the male end comprises at least one male projection and the female end comprises at least one female recess; and a docking plate comprising at least one of at least one male projection and at least one female recess; wherein at least one male projection or female recess of the at least one interlocking fixture plate is interlocked with a mating one of the at least one male projection or the at least one female recess of the docking plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Steven E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10186848
    Abstract: A method for installing a wiring harness in an aircraft. The method comprises using cables having first ends secured to the harness and winding means onto each of which is wound one of said cables so as to lift up said harness by exerting a tensile force. The first ends of the cables are distributed along at least a section of the harness so as to distribute the tensile forces over the section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 10179398
    Abstract: A jointing clamp for producing a compression joint, comprising: an upper jointing clamp half that can be pivoted about a first pivoting axis and has an upper main inlet contour, a lower jointing clamp half that can be pivoted about a second pivoting axis and has a lower main inlet contour, an upper contour element with an upper auxiliary inlet contour that cooperates with the upper jointing clamp half in such a way that a movement of the upper contour element is transmitted to the upper jointing clamp half and a lower contour element with a lower auxiliary inlet contour that cooperates with the lower jointing clamp half in such a way that a movement of the lower contour element is transmitted to the lower jointing clamp half. The invention furthermore relates to a corresponding method for producing a compression joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Viega Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jörg Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 10180172
    Abstract: A rotation lock is provided to a piston rod, a collar is fitted on a small-diameter portion disposed on an end portion on a side of the piston rod extending from a cylinder, and the collar is press-fitted onto a press-fitted portion disposed on the piston rod by a press-fitting jig screwed with an external thread formed on the small-diameter portion. The press-fitting jig adds an axial force to the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: KYB Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Asaoka, Tsutomu Ozeki
  • Patent number: 10175004
    Abstract: A modular plate and shell heat exchanger in which welded pairs of heat transfer plates are placed in the shell in order to transfer heat from a secondary fluid to a primary fluid. The heat transfer plates are removably connected using gaskets to header pipes which are connected to a primary fluid inlet and a primary fluid outlet nozzle. The header pipes are supported by a structure which rests on an internal track which is attached to the shell and facilitates removal of the heat transfer plates. The modular plate and shell heat exchanger has a removable head integral to the shell for removal of the heat transfer plates for inspection and replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventor: Creed Taylor
  • Patent number: 10166118
    Abstract: An assembly tool for assembly of a first component of a prosthesis to a second component of the prosthesis for use in joint arthroplasty. The tool includes a first member operably associated with the first component and a second member operably associated with the second component. The second member includes a cap having a threaded recess and further includes a threaded rod adapted to engage the threaded recess so as to move the second member relative to the first member and the threaded rod is made of a harder metal than the threaded recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. McAnelly, Rodney E. Satterthwaite, Daniel E. Lashure
  • Patent number: 10160076
    Abstract: An edge stabilizer for a composite structure includes an elongate edge support segment, defining a geometric shape of an edge of the composite structure, and a connector, configured to attach the edge support segment to the edge of the composite structure. The edge support segment comprises first and second halves configured to attach together around the edge, each half including a shoulder, opposing mating relationship of the shoulders defining a slot for receiving the edge. The edge stabilizer can be part of a system for stabilizing an edge of a composite barrel section. The system can also include a moveable cart, the barrel section being supportable upon the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Li C Chang, Richard M Coleman, Ronald J Steckman, Andrew M Huckey, Nicholas A Norman
  • Patent number: 10155308
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight, folding, wooden, sawhorse which utilizes precision wood joinery, wood screws, and glue to greatly increase vertical strength, lateral strength, and the rigidity of the sawhorse which significantly exceeds the vertical strength, lateral strength, and rigidity of larger, heavier sawhorses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Harvey Wysong
  • Patent number: 10150270
    Abstract: Various embodiments of high pressure presses and related methods of manufacturing and operating such presses are described. In one embodiment, a cubic press is described having press bases with spacers disposed between adjacent press bases. Sets of two or more tie bars are also disposed between adjacent press bases. The tie bars are placed in a state of compression while the spacers are placed in a state of compression. During operation, the press bases may become displaced relative to one another such that additional tension is experience by the tie bars while the amount of compression experienced by the spacer is reduced. The tie bars exhibit a relatively small cross-sectional area as compared to the cross-sectional area of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Shelby M. Shreve
  • Patent number: 10144255
    Abstract: An air maintenance tire assembly includes a tire having a tire cavity bounded by first and second sidewalls extending to a tire tread region and air pumping means for generating pressurized air for maintaining air pressure within the tire cavity at a preset pressure level. The air pumping means includes an upper mounting plate fixed to a vehicle rim, a lower mounting plate fixed to the rim and diametrically opposed to the upper mounting plate, a dynamic mass pivotally attached to the upper mounting plate at a first end of the dynamic mass, and a pump fixed to the lower mounting plate and pivotally attached to a second end of the dynamic mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jin-Shy Steve Gau, Cheng-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10148218
    Abstract: A fixing device (1) according to a present invention includes a pressing tool (10) that abuts a part of a peripheral portion of a panel that is arranged on an upper surface portion of a hollow rod-like rack member (200) that has on the upper surface portion a slit-like opening portion extending along a longitudinal direction, a fixing tool (20) that abuts a back surface of the upper surface portion, the fixing tool configured insertable to the opening portion, and having in one direction a width wider than a width in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the opening portion, and a fastening member (30) that integrally fixes the pressing tool (10) and the fixing tool (20) that abut a part of the peripheral portion of the panel and the back surface of the upper surface portion of the rack member (200), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TAKASHIMA & CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Kanbara