Patents Examined by Debra M Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11123783
    Abstract: Provided is a hot stamping die apparatus including sub-assemblies constructed by making a plurality of plates erect and sequentially overlapping the plurality of plates in a face-to-face manner. A first cooling channel extending along overlapping surfaces is provided by forming grooves corresponding to each other on overlapping surfaces of adjacent plates, A second cooling channel passing through the corresponding sub-assembly in the length direction is provided in at least one of the sub-assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Lee, Dae Ho Yang, Jang Soo Kim, Tae Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11117416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flat bed embossing machine (1) comprising a tool plate (20) with a tool side (36) for receiving at least one embossing tool and with a tool plate rear side (35) which lies opposite the tool side (36), further a base plate (10) with a tool plate side (12) which faces the tool plate rear side (35) and with a base plate rear side (11) which is lies opposite the tool plate side (12), for transmitting an embossing force which is exerted upon the tool plate (20), between the tool plate side (12) and the base plate rear side (11), as well as an induction heating appliance (3) for heating the at least one embossing tool (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Gietz AG
    Inventors: Heinz Bänziger, Manfred Rösli
  • Patent number: 11102932
    Abstract: A baling system operable to receive loose material, form the loose material into an individual charge, and compress the individual charge with one or more other charges to form a bale. The baling system includes a forming chamber and a plunger operable to move in a reciprocating manner within the forming chamber from a front-dead-center position in which a plunger face is furthest re) from the bale to a rear-dead-center position in which the plunger face contacts and compresses the bale. The system includes a feeder component operable to pre-compress the loose material to form the individual charge and then move the individual charge into the forming chamber, the feeder component including a feeder chute having a feeder chute outlet connected to the forming chamber. The feeder component is operable to pre-compress the loose material into the individual charge and then move the individual charge into the forming chamber for compression by the plunger into the bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin J. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11097332
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hot pressed product by heating a sheet material and quenching the sheet material while molding the sheet material includes a hole forming step of forming a pilot hole in the sheet material; a heating step of heating the sheet material in which the pilot hole is formed; and a molding step of forming a burred portion at the pilot hole by using a burring punch included in a die set while molding the sheet material in the die set. The pilot hole has an opening shape in which convex portions and concave portions are alternately arranged. A diameter of a circumscribed circle that is in contact with the convex portions is greater than a punch diameter of the burring punch. A diameter of an inscribed circle that is in contact with the concave portions is less than the punch diameter of the burring punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takishima
  • Patent number: 11098492
    Abstract: A rebar tying tool configured to tie plural rebars using a wire is disclosed herein. The rebar tying tool may include a reel supporting mechanism configured to switch between a first state of detachably supporting a reel on which the wire is wound and a second state of undetachably supporting the reel; a wire feeding mechanism configured to feed the wire from the reel; and an openable cover that at least partially covers at least one of the reel supporting mechanism and the wire feeding mechanism. The reel supporting mechanism may switch from the first state to the second state by a user operation of closing the cover, and/or may switch from the second state to the first state by a user operation of opening the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Machida, Tadasuke Matsuno
  • Patent number: 11097331
    Abstract: This press-formed article includes: a top sheet portion; a sidewall continuing to the top sheet portion via a convex ridge line portion; a flange continuing to the sidewall via a concaved ridge line portion; and an outward flange continuing from an edge portion of the top sheet portion to an edge portion of the flange, via an edge portion of the convex ridge line portion, an edge portion of the sidewall, and an edge portion of the concaved ridge line portion, wherein in the same unit, an average thickness TAve, a minimum thickness TMin, and a maximum thickness TMax of the outward flange satisfy Equation 1 and Equation 2. 0.8×TAve?TMin<TAve??(Equation 1) TAve<TMax?1.2×TAve??(Equation 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuharu Tanaka, Misao Ogawa, Takashi Miyagi, Toshimitsu Aso, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Ryo Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11072009
    Abstract: The method for automatically adjusting the straightening of metal elements of elongated shape, in particular iron rods, provides to prearrange a drawing and/or straightening assembly (3) for straightening and feeding at least one metal element (2) of elongated shape along a feeding direction (A) on a work plane (5), at least theoretical, and a control assembly, predisposed to send to said drawing and/or straightening assembly (3) adjustment commands for the straightening parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SCHNELL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Montemarani
  • Patent number: 11072013
    Abstract: A formed material 1 having a cylindrical trunk portion 10 and a flange portion 11 formed at an end section of the trunk portion is manufactured by performing multi-stage drawing of a material metal sheet. Multi-stage drawing includes: preliminary drawing that forms, from a material metal sheet 2, a preform 20 having a trunk element 20a; compression drawing that is performed at least once after the preliminary drawing and that forms the trunk portion 10 by drawing the trunk element 20a while applying a pressure-adjustable compressive force to the trunk element 20a; and finish-ironing that is performed for securing dimensional precision at least once following the compression drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naofumi Nakamura, Yudai Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11072010
    Abstract: The invention relates to method for straightening a workpiece (1) with a longitudinal axis, wherein the workpiece (1) is bent out of a starting position transversely to the longitudinal axis and bent back again. In order to provide advantageous straightening conditions, it is proposed that the workpiece (1), which is held on the end side in mounting heads (6), is bent out by means of the mounting heads (6) in directions changing at least in predetermined angular ranges, and bent back again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MOST Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Moser
  • Patent number: 11065135
    Abstract: Provided is a thin, narrow tube for use in a biodegradable medical device formed from a round tube made of a magnesium material as the base material, in which a desired outer diameter and an inner diameter are provided with good precision over the entire region in a longitudinal direction and a circumferential direction, and the length of biodegradation time can be controlled without changing a material composition. The thin, narrow tube is a thin, narrow tube of a biodegradable medical device, in which the thin, narrow tube is a round tube made of crystals containing magnesium (Mg) having a hexagonal crystal structure, and when the crystals forming the round tube are viewed in a round tube axis direction of the round tube, a hexagonal basal plane (0001) is oriented at a predetermined inclination angle with respect to a circumferential direction perpendicular to a radial direction (a direction from an inner surface to an outer surface) of the round tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kotaro Hanada, Kunio Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11065661
    Abstract: A method of modifying a golf club head including engaging a bending tool with the golf club head and bending at least a portion of a sole of the golf club head by applying force using the bending tool to cause plastic deformation of the sole. The plastic deformation changes a contour of an exterior surface of the sole. According to another aspect, a golf club head includes a striking face including a face center, a top portion, a sole including a leading edge and a trailing edge, and a rear side opposite the striking face. The rear side includes a channel configured to permit bending at least a portion of the sole to cause plastic deformation to change a bounce angle defined as an angle between a virtual sole line and a virtual ground plane when the golf club head is orientated in a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick Ripp, Keith Dolezel
  • Patent number: 11064657
    Abstract: A baler having a frame, a feed system coupled to the frame, a baling chamber for receiving crop from the feed system, and a plunger assembly reciprocally compressing the crop. The baling chamber defines an extrusion axis therethrough. The plunger assembly is at least partially positioned within and movable with respect to the baling chamber. The plunger assembly has at least a first plunger motion aligned with the extrusion axis. The baler also includes a feed system cap having at least a first cap motion aligned with the extrusion axis, the first cap motion being synchronized with the first plunger motion. At least one of the plunger assembly and the feed system cap has a second motion that is not aligned with the extrusion axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Eric R. Lang
  • Patent number: 11059086
    Abstract: A method of reducing a thickness and increasing a height of a cylindrical wall of a metal cup to form a can body comprises positioning a wall-ironing punch (40) inside the cup, moving an annular wall-ironing die (24) axially over the closed end of the cup towards the open end of the cup, but not beyond the open end of the cup, in order to iron the cylindrical wall from the closed end up to a position axially spaced from the open end and moving the wall-ironing die (24) back in an opposite direction to remove the can body from the die (24). Methods of altering a diameter of one or more regions of a can body are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Robert Dunwoody
  • Patent number: 11052451
    Abstract: A gear manufacturing method includes a step of preparing a gear blank; a step (teeth cutting step) of cutting the gear blank to form a half-finished gear having a plurality of gear teeth; a step (heat treatment step) of heat-treating the half-finished gear having the gear teeth; and a step (form rolling step) of rolling the half-finished gear which is subjected to the heat treatment, in which the gear teeth of the half-finished gear which is subjected to the teeth cutting step is formed with protuberances on both sides in a circumferential direction, and at the form rolling step, the protuberances are pressed by a rolling die, so that the half-finished gear becomes a gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Kwang Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 11052441
    Abstract: There is provided a meandering control device for a rolling line capable of setting temperature of a material to be rolled so as to suppress meandering of the material to be rolled. The meandering control includes a tail end roll force calculation unit that calculates a predictive value of roll force when entry side tension is not applied, an allowable meandering amount roll force calculation unit that calculates a reference value of the roll force applied to the material to be rolled when a meandering amount of the material to be rolled is an allowable amount, and a temperature rise amount calculation unit that calculates a temperature rise amount of the material to be rolled, based on a difference between the predictive value of the roll force and the reference value of the roll force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yukihiro Yamasaki, Naohiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 11034115
    Abstract: An extension for connection to a vehicle can include a first side, a second side, a ceiling, and a bottom, the first side opposing the second side and the ceiling opposing the bottom, each of the first side and second side connected to the ceiling and the bottom; a partition arranged between the first side and the second side; and a baler, wherein the ceiling, the first side, the bottom, and the partition define a storage compartment, wherein the ceiling, the second side, the bottom, and the partition define a baler compartment, and wherein the baler is arranged within the baler compartment, the baler comprising a compression system and a baling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Altobelli, Myles Cohen
  • Patent number: 11033947
    Abstract: A method of stretch forming a double curvature panel having corrugations or other surface features formed therein includes providing a reconfigurable forming surface defined by a flexible interpolator sheet mounted on an array of height adjustable pins, the interpolator sheet having a profiled upper surface adapted to form corrugations or other surface features in a workpiece as it is stretched over the forming surface, adjusting the height of each pin to suit the shape of the panel to be produced, placing a workpiece onto the forming surface, and stretching the workpiece over the forming surface such that the profiled upper surface of the interpolator sheet forms the desired corrugations or other surface features in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Tirnaform Limited
    Inventor: Alan Leacock
  • Patent number: 11033953
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing an outer ring of a constant velocity joint including an outer ring, an inner rotational member, a torque-transmitting rolling element, and a defining member. The outer ring includes: a first inner peripheral surface to which the defining member is attached; a second inner peripheral surface; and protrusions protruding radially inward of the first inner surface and the second inner peripheral surface so as to restrict axial movement of the inner rotational member and the rolling element. The manufacturing method includes: a plastic working step involving providing a base member; and a bottom removing step involving partially removing a bottom of the base member so as to form a through hole. The plastic working step further involves providing the second inner peripheral surface. The bottom removing step further involves providing the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Isashi Kashiwagi, Takashi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 11014134
    Abstract: Provided is a slitter device capable of quickly supplying metal bands to a cutter stand and cutting same into strips with high speed and accuracy. The metal band slitter device comprises an unwinder that unwinds a metal band wound into a coil, a cutter stand that cuts the unwound metal band into narrow width strips, and a winder that winds the cut metal band into coils. The metal band slitter device is configured to comprise a tension adjustment unit on the winder side between the unwinder and the cutter stand that provides a constant tension to the metal band and a tension separating unit on the cutter stand side that separates the constant tension on the input side and tension on the output side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Nishimura, Katsuya Kobayashi, Akihiro Maeta
  • Patent number: 11007558
    Abstract: A diamond die includes a diamond provided with a hole for drawing a wire material, the diamond being a CVD single-crystal diamond, an axis of the hole being inclined relative to a normal direction of a crystal plane of the diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., A.L.M.T. Corp.
    Inventors: Makoto Yukawa, Bunya Suemitsu, Takuya Kinoshita, Shigetoshi Sumimoto, Yutaka Kobayashi, Akihiko Ueda, Natsuo Tatsumi, Yoshiki Nishibayashi, Hitoshi Sumiya