Patents Examined by David G Shutty
  • Patent number: 10849277
    Abstract: An extension rod for a power tool may include a plurality of rod portions, with a first connector and a second connector connecting two of the rod portions. The second connector has a sleeve and a primary fastener. The first connector has a guide rod sized for insertion into the sleeve. The first connector also has a secondary fastener engaging with the primary fastener. A first guide ring, a second guide ring, and a third guide ring are located between the guide rod and the sleeve. The first guide ring, the second guide ring, and the third guide ring each include respective conical faces. At least one of the first, second, and third guide rings defines a notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Suzhou Cleva Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoxian Bian, Jianxin Li
  • Patent number: 10842487
    Abstract: An implant insertion device is designed for use with a shape memory implant movable between an unconstrained shape and an insertion shape. The implant insertion device maintains the shape memory implant in its insertion shape until the delivery of the shape memory implant into tissue or bone. Upon the release of the shape memory implant from the implant insertion device, the shape memory implant attempts to move from its insertion shape to its unconstrained shape, thereby releasing mechanical energy into the tissue or bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Ritz, Daniel F. Cheney, Adam T. Knight
  • Patent number: 10822127
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus includes a first holding unit configured to hold a peripheral edge portion of a film on a front side; a second holding unit configured to hold the peripheral edge portion on a rear side; a lifting unit configured to press an article to be packaged to the film; a folding unit configured to fold the peripheral edge portion on the rear side into an underside of the article to be packaged; and an extruding unit configured to extrude the article to be packaged to the front side. The first holding unit moves to decrease tension of the held film after the peripheral edge portion on the rear side starts to be folded into the underside of the article to be packaged before the extruding unit starts to extrude the article to be packaged from the rear side to the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ishida Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuki Tai
  • Patent number: 10821308
    Abstract: A breach apparatus is provided for breaching a closure or other obstacle. The breach apparatus includes a body forming a cavity, an end cap attached adjacent a first end of the body and a manifold attached adjacent a second end of the body and in fluid communication with the cavity, a ram assembly including a ram head attached to a first end of a battering shaft, a battering piston attached to a second end of the battering shaft within the cavity of the body, a mass piston movable within the cavity of the body between the manifold and the battering piston, a trigger mechanism in communication with the manifold, and a supply tank in fluid communication with the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: David Krumrei
  • Patent number: 10814469
    Abstract: A power tool has a handle operatively connected with vibration damping across a vibration gap to a drive motor with throttle element. An actuating device on the handle actuates the throttle element pivotably supported in a housing. A coupling element bridging the vibration gap connects actuating device to throttle element. The actuation movement of the actuation device is transmitted as rotation about an axis transverse to the vibration gap. An intermediate element is pivotably supported on an actuating element connected to the throttle element. The coupling element acts on the intermediate element and, over part of the actuation movement, contacts a contact region of the intermediate element. A guide for the intermediate element changes a position of the contact region relative to the housing based on a rotational position of the actuating element by changing a pivot position of the intermediate element relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Schulz, Przemyslaw Zurek, Matthias Harer
  • Patent number: 10772632
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device is described having a tool assembly including an anvil assembly and a staple cartridge having a series of tri-staples which are supported and configured to be rotatably ejected from the staple cartridge into the anvil assembly to suture tissue. The manner in which the staples are supported and ejected from within the staple cartridge facilitates the use of a tool assembly of reduced diameter that includes staples capable of suturing thicker tissues than would normally be associated with tool assemblies with such a reduced diameter. A tri-staple is also described that can be ejected from the surgical stapling device. In embodiments, the tri-staple includes three legs of different lengths. Each of the legs is configured to provide a different degree of compression when applied to tissue. In addition, each of the staple legs has a D-shaped configuration when deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Stanislaw Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10710225
    Abstract: A nail gun having a protection structure includes a body, a protection cover and a resilient release. The body includes a nail magazine loaded with nails and includes a barrel connected to the nail magazine. One end of the barrel has a nozzle, and the nail magazine forms a notch close to the nozzle and includes a fastening recess. The protection cover is slidably disposed on the nail magazine. The protection cover includes an engagement board, a sliding board connected to the same, and an engagement hole formed on the engagement board. The resilient release is resiliently assembled in the fastening recess and contacts and presses against an inner edge of the engagement hole, so that the protection cover is positioned by the resilient release, and the sliding board covers the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lai, Chien-An Liu
  • Patent number: 10669051
    Abstract: An assembly for packaging products including at least one line for supplying the products to be packaged, at least one dispenser of covering sheets, a plurality of handling devices for juxtaposing a sheet on a respective product, and at least one output line for the packaged products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CMFIMA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Fabio Frabetti, Luca Baraldi
  • Patent number: 10625407
    Abstract: In order to provide a driving machine which achieves reciprocating movements of a rack using a simple mechanism and is able to smoothly engage and disengage the rack by reducing the friction during engagement and disengagement of the rack, the driving machine is equipped with: a nose that extends in a prescribed direction; a housing that has the nose; a blade that has an engaging section, is movably guided in the housing in the prescribed direction, and is capable of driving a fastener via the nose; and a transmission mechanism that has an engaged section for engaging with the engaging section in order to transmit a driving force, wherein the transmission mechanism has a roller mechanism for guiding the engaging section and engaged section to disengage from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichirou Sato, Yasuki Ohmori
  • Patent number: 10624645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surgical instruments and methods for enhancing properties of tissue repaired or joined by surgical staples and, more particularly to surgical instruments and methods designed to enhance the properties of repaired or adjoined tissue at a target surgical site, especially when sealing an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections so as to improve tissue viability, prevent tissue infection, and to prevent leakage. The present invention further relates to circular stapling instruments and elongated tubular hollow sleeves having compressible/expandable rings, deployed from such stapling instruments and establishing an isolated enclosure around the stapled and resected tissues at the anastomotic joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Matonick, Leo B. Kriksunov, Robert J. Tannhauser
  • Patent number: 10569408
    Abstract: A handle includes: a switch lever having an operational portion in an inverted U-shape, and configured to press an on/off switch when the operational portion is gripped and pressed; a handle body provided with the on/off switch mounted thereto and having an inner peripheral slit from which the operational portion of the switch lever housed in the handle body projects; a spring having a supported portion and a pair of arms extending from the supported portion, housed in the handle body, and biasing and pushing the switch lever back; and a plurality of limiters provided at locations in either the handle body or the switch lever at a distance from the spring, and configured to limit movement of the switch lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Kunio Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10556363
    Abstract: An electric stapler includes a base and a press portion articulated to the base. The press portion is provided with, from down to up, a staple channel assembly configured to receive a staple, a staple pressing plate assembly configured to press the staple and a drive assembly in sequence. The position of the drive assembly is fixed relative to the press portion. The staple channel assembly and the staple pressing plate assembly are rotatable relative to the press portion. The drive assembly includes a power unit and an execution component connected to the power unit to press or raise the staple pressing plate assembly. The above electric stapler addresses the technical issues that the staple channel cannot reset automatically after the staple is stuck and it is difficult to clear away a failed staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Zhongmin Duan, Changhai Dai
  • Patent number: 10513023
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor with a drive shaft being capable of rotating around a first axis, a housing for containing the motor, an output shaft for outputting torque, a transmission mechanism for transferring power between the drive shaft and the output shaft, and an adjusting device for adjusting ratios between the drive shaft and the output shaft. The transmission mechanism includes a first planet gear assembly including a first planet gear and a first planet carrier, a second planet gear assembly including a second planet gear and a second planet carrier, and a ring gear with inner teeth. The first and second planet gears can be engaged with the ring gear and the first and second planet gears are engaged with the first and second sun gears, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Guoxing Mao
  • Patent number: 10500703
    Abstract: A driving device is provided comprising a hand-held housing with a piston member arranged therein for transmitting energy to a securing element to be driven in; an interchangeable propellant charge and a combustion chamber arranged between the propellant charge and the piston member, the combustion chamber extending around a central axis (A); and an actuator, by which the energy transmitted by the propellant charge to the piston member can be variably adjusted. The driving device also includes a blow-off channel connected to the combustion chamber that can be exposed by a movable slide of the actuator and the movable slide comprises a body which completely encircles the central axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Matthias Blessing
  • Patent number: 10406667
    Abstract: A drill has a housing, a motor mounted in the housing having a drive spindle, an output spindle rotationally driven by the drive spindle via a torque clutch. The torque clutch slips when the torque across the torque clutch exceeds a predetermined value. The predetermined value of the torque at which the torque clutch starts to slip is adjustable via a torque threshold adjustment mechanism. A sleeve is rotatably mounted on the output spindle. The drive spindle drives the sleeve via a gear system at a same rate and direction as the output spindle so that there is no relative rotation between the sleeve and output spindle when the torque clutch is not slipping and at a different rate and/or direction so that there is relative rotation between the sleeve and output spindle when the torque clutch is slipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Rompel, Rafael Gottschling, Santiago Hernandez-Arenas
  • Patent number: 10351276
    Abstract: A device for transferring leaflets from an upper level to a lower level, where packing apparatus work stations insert the leaflets into boxes together with product, includes at least two belts loop-wound to have two opposed branches defining a substantially vertical straight section and a deflector at the upper level to turn leaflets from an incoming horizontal orientation drawn to draw the leaflets to assume a vertical orientation between the opposed belt branches of the straight vertical section. A drum rotatable about a rotation axis bears two gripping arms for extracting the leaflets in seriatim from the straight section and transferring the leaflets to respective grippers borne by a conveyor to transfer the leaflets to the packing apparatus work stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti