Patents Examined by Edward T Tolan
  • Patent number: 11684965
    Abstract: A method for forming a QCr0.8 alloy tapered cylindrical ring, including: heating a standard QCr0.8 alloy cylindrical part followed by upsetting and stretching at least twice to obtain a primary blank; heating the primary blank followed by upsetting and chamfering to obtain a secondary blank, where a diameter of a top end is greater than that of a bottom end; subjecting the secondary blank to backward extrusion to form a preform; machining the preform to remove a flash and a bottom residue; subjecting a bottom end of the preform to local bulging to enable a shape and a size thereof to match that of a drive roller in a forming tooling, so as to form a profiled ring blank; and rolling the profiled ring blank by a radial-axial ring rolling machine with the forming tooling to form the tapered cylindrical ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Xi'an Space Engine Company Limited
    Inventors: Jing Zhang, Jinwu Miao, Yanpei Shi, Kai Wang, Zhimin Chen, Yang Ding, Guojin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11679363
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods related to a high pressure processing device that is configured to simplify batch processing. In an embodiment, a high pressure processing device includes a processing module configured to reduce a particle size of a material or achieve a desired liquid processing result for the material, a pump configured to pump the material to an inlet of the processing module, a recirculation pathway configured to recirculate the material from an outlet of the processing module back to the pump, an input device configured to receive at least one user input variable, and a controller configured to (i) determine a number of pump strokes for the pump based on the user input variable, and (ii) control the pump according to the determined number of pump strokes so that the material makes a plurality of passes through the processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Michael P. Ratigan, David G. Harney, John Michael Bernard
  • Patent number: 11679429
    Abstract: A processing method of NPR steel rebar coil is disclosed. The NPR steel rebar is cold processed and has a diameter of less than 14 mm, and has a yield strength of 800˜950 MPa, a tensile strength of 900˜1100 MPa, and a elongation of not less than 20%. The processing method comprises: an I-shaped placing step L20, an uncoiling step L30, a flattening step L40, a pointing step L50, a butt welding step L60, a hydraulic head-pushing step L70, a cold drawn smoothing step L80, a grit blasting step L90, an in-situ inline annealing step L10, an air-cooled tempering step L11, a coiling step L12, a placing step L13, a flattening step L14, a cold drawn spiral ribbing step L15, a straightening step L16, and a coiling step L17. The method can achieve full intelligence, meet the processing requirements and the automatic intelligent production requirements of NPR steel rebar coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Manchao He, Min Xia
  • Patent number: 11673227
    Abstract: A method for deep roll peening a workpiece includes deep roll peening a workpiece by moving the workpiece along a feed path through multiple groups of opposed rollers that are arranged in series. Each group of opposed rollers includes a rim that defines a workpiece engagement surface that exerts a deep roll peening force on the workpiece. A deep roll peening system includes multiple groups of opposed rollers. Each of the opposed rollers is rotatably mounted and has a rim that defines a workpiece engagement surface. The workpiece engagement surfaces are spaced apart from each other by a gap. The groups are arranged in series such that the gaps define a feed path for receiving a workpiece into serial contact with the workpiece engagement surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Joseph C. Rampone, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Paul R. Faughnan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11648597
    Abstract: A controller (2) and method for controlling a stretch-reducing mill (1) for rolling tubes are presented. The stretch-reducing mill (1) has several roll stands (10) arranged behind one another in a conveying direction (F) of the tubes (R) and at least one outlet-side wall thickness measuring device (20). The controller (2) is set up to receive measurement data from the wall thickness measuring device (20) which identifies one or more outlet-side wall thicknesses (sr) of a tube (R) exiting from the last roll stand (10) and one or more of the received measurement data wall thickness on the inlet-side (sl_t), preferably to determine an inlet-side wall thickness profile of the tube (R) before entering the first roll stand (10), and preferably to calculate and control one or more of the roll stands (10), taking into account the determined inlet-side wall thicknesses (sl_t).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Gohr, Peter Thieven
  • Patent number: 11648598
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a corrugated pipe forming apparatus including: a support block rotated by power of a motor; a bearing including an outer ring connected to an inner peripheral surface of the support block and an inner ring; a dies inserted into the inner ring in which at least a portion thereof is disposed inside of the support block, a screw protrusion forming a valley on a surface of the smooth pipe is formed; and a fastening ring. In the support block, a shielding wall covering a first gap formed between the first sidewall of the outer ring and the inner ring is formed to protrude inwardly from the first lateral side, and thus leakage of lubricating oil injected into the bearing is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Jinrim Choi
  • Patent number: 11642733
    Abstract: A repairing tool for an electric wire threading head for pressing and squeezing a drawing-in wire of the electric wire includes a first holding part, a second holding part opposite to the first holding part, and two positioning bolts for fastening the first holding part and the second holding part. A first half screw hole and a second half screw hole are protrudingly formed on the first holding part and the second holding part to form a complete screw hole. The drawing-in wire is pressed and squeezed through the positive rotation or reverse rotation of the repairing tool to form an external screw thread part and increase a screw thread area, and the surface of the external screw thread part is applied with instant dry adhesive and rotated into a pulling head, so that the drawing-in wire is closely adhered to the pulling head and tensile strength is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Kuei-Kun Wu
  • Patent number: 11639534
    Abstract: A device for double-sided processing through single shot peening includes: a shot peening system, a workpiece clamping mechanism for clamping a workpiece, and a rebound system. The workpiece is provided with a first through-hole, and the first through-hole directly faces a nozzle. The rebound system includes a reflecting surface, an open container, and a reflecting surface gripping unit. The reflecting surface includes an upper reflecting surface, a middle reflecting surface, and a lower reflecting surface. The middle reflecting surface is provided with a second through-hole. The upper reflecting surface and the lower reflecting surface are both made of flexible elastic materials and are both provided with waterproof layers. A partition plate is disposed in the open container and partitions the open container into a first cavity and a second cavity. The second cavity is provided with a filling liquid, and the partition plate is slidable in the open container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Fuzhu Li, Shangshuang Chen, Yun Wang, Jun Guo, Haiyang Fan, Yuqin Guo, Hong Liu, Cheng Zhang, Weichao Wan, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11628488
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an operation rod of a wrench assembly for disassembling a fan clutch, including following steps of: preparing a rod material; fixing the rod material on a forging mold; carrying out a forging process to produce a semi-finished head; carrying out a cutout process, cutting the remainder structure out of the semi-finished head; obtaining a finished product of a head portion, the head portion including two wing plates and a shaft which are integrally formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Chin-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 11623262
    Abstract: A method for incrementally forming includes: preparing a tool T disposed on one side of a metal plate W, a fixing jig 1 to hold a periphery of the metal plate W, and a template P1 including a molded edge E that follows at least a part of a contour of a part to be processed F; arranging the template P1 on the other side of the metal plate W; holding the periphery of the metal plate W together with the template P1 by the fixing jig 1 to fix the metal plate W and the template P1; and moving the tool T while pressing the tool T against the metal plate W, to incrementally form the part to be processed F having a three-dimensional shape of the metal plate W. The method enables to form the part to be processed F in high precision with no use of a molding die and thus, is effective in bringing about reducing cost of equipment and manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriko Uchiyama, Hirotaka Miwa, Shigeyuki Nakagawa, Ryou Murakami
  • Patent number: 11623268
    Abstract: A machine for manufacturing a reinforced net with hexagonal meshes including a plurality of permanently deformable wires, a reinforcing element, and a mechanism for the reciprocal coiling of first wires and second wires in twos. The mechanism has passages for the reinforcing elements, and a feed system for: the first wires, fed in from a plurality of containers mounted on board the machine and provided internally with a predetermined length of the first wires; for part of the second wires, fed in alternately with the first wires, so as to be interwoven therewith in twos in the coiling mechanism; and for the reinforcing elements, fed into the machine. For all the reinforcing elements, a wire receptacle is provided for one of the second wires, the wire receptacle being rotatable around the reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Francesco Ferraiolo
  • Patent number: 11618069
    Abstract: An automated trimming system is provided that includes a vision system identifying the number of rings positioned within a coil and sheared positions where the rings need to be cut. One or more trimming mechanisms receive the sheared positions and proceed to cut the rings at the sheared positions. A hook arrangement interfaces with the coil for transferring the coil to a trimming area. Moreover, an automated trimming system is provided that includes a coil having a plurality of rings. One or more trimming mechanisms select a number of rings from the coil and proceed to form a sample of desired length, by cutting a portion of the rings. A receiver unit receives the sample from the one or more trimming mechanisms to evaluate the quality of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Primetals Technologies USA LLC
    Inventors: Sudhakar Teegavarapu, Matthew D. Palfreman, Jason Zelle, William X. Shen
  • Patent number: 11618068
    Abstract: A sheet metal bending machine includes a sheet metal presser defining a first support surface supporting a first sheet metal portion, a bending punch movable with respect to the first support surface between a passive position, in which it is raised with respect to the first support surface, and an active position, in which it is pressed against the first support surface to lock the first sheet metal portion on the sheet metal presser with a punch edge, and a bending die defining a second support surface. The presser and the die are movable with respect to one another substantially in parallel with a direction transverse to the first and second bending edges to switch from the partial to a complete sheet metal bending configuration, in which the distance is reduced to press partially curved section towards said punch edge, thereby deforming it further and increasing the curvature of sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: DALLAN S.P.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Dallan
  • Patent number: 11612920
    Abstract: A device for adjusting an object, for example a roll in a roll stand including a rotatably mounted pressure spindle and a torque motor having a stator and a rotor for rotationally driving the pressure spindle. In addition, the device includes a fixedly arranged pressure nut, which is engaged with the pressure spindle in a rotationally coupled manner via a thread to generate an axial movement of the pressure spindle in case of its rotation. Due to the axial movement generated in this way, the device can generate an axial adjustment force and transmit it to the object to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Bender, Volker Paersch
  • Patent number: 11616199
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a tension mask-frame assembly includes a frame loading unit configured to load a tension mask-frame assembly, a pressing unit configured to press the support frame, a load cell configured to measure a force applied to the support frame, and a control unit configured to control the pressing unit to pre-deform the support frame in accordance with at least a portion of a bending deformation amount of the support frame, caused by own weight of the support frame and tension of the tension mask. The pressing unit includes inward pressing members which press the pair of support frames toward the inside of the frame, and outward pressing members which press the support frame toward the outside of the frame. The outward pressing members are disposed in a slot formed in a lengthwise direction of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: KPS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Ho Kim, Sang Hoon Shin, Young Su Kim
  • Patent number: 11612984
    Abstract: A device for targeted repair of micro-nano damage of an inner ring of an aeroengine bearing by an electric-magnetic composite field includes a driving device, an ultrasonic shot peening device, a pulsed current generator and a magnet yoke-coil device. The driving device includes a motor and a rotating shaft. The motor drives the rotating shaft to drive a bearing inner ring to synchronously rotate. The ultrasonic shot peening device includes an ultrasonic shot peening cavity, an ultrasonic probe and steel balls, the ultrasonic probe extends into the cavity from an opening in a lower end of the cavity, and the steel balls are placed on the ultrasonic probe. An opening in an upper end of the cavity is placed below the bearing inner ring. The pulsed current generator generates pulsed current on the bearing inner ring. The magnet yoke-coil device can excite a magnetic field around the bearing inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Fei Yin, Lin Hua, Chang Yang
  • Patent number: 11612921
    Abstract: There is provided a rolling mill that includes a plurality of rolls, in which any one roll among respective rolls is adopted as a reference roll, including a load detection apparatus, detects a vertical roll load at a rolling support point position; a pressing apparatus pressing the roll chocks in the rolling direction; a driving apparatus moving the roll chocks in the rolling direction; and a position control unit which fixes a rolling direction position of roll chocks of the reference roll, and drives the driving apparatus to control positions in the rolling direction of the roll chocks of the rolls other than the reference roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishii, Daisuke Kasai, Daisuke Nikkuni
  • Patent number: 11596991
    Abstract: A processing method of NPR steel rebar rod is disclosed. The NPR steel rebar is cold processed and has a yield strength of 800˜950 MPa, a tensile strength of 900˜1100 MPa, and a percentage elongation at maximum force of not less than 10˜40%. The processing method comprises the following steps: a I-shaped placing step L20, an uncoiling step L30, a flattening step L40, a butt welding step L50, a sandblasting step L60, a straightening step L70, a pointing step L80, a hydraulic head-pushing step L90, a cold drawn spiral ribbing step L10, a straight forward continuous wire drawing and traction step L11, a pre-straightening step L12, a fine straightening step L13, and a cutting-off step L14. The processing method can meet the automatic intelligent production requirements of NPR steel rebar, cold rolled spiral NPR steel rebar, and pre-stressed NPR steel rebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Min Xia
    Inventors: Manchao He, Min Xia
  • Patent number: 11596995
    Abstract: A die assembly having a bending die and a clamp die. The bending die comprises one or more movable plates and a wedge plate. The bending die includes a channel formed in one or more of the plates configured to receive a pipe or other workpiece to be formed. The movable plates are movable between a first position wherein each plate is spaced from the adjacent plate a predetermined distance and a second position wherein each plate is compressed so there is less distance between the plates. Movement of the wedge plate from the retracted position to the engaged position causes the movable plates to move from the first position to the second position. Compression of the movable plates correspondingly reduces the width of the channel to help grasp any workpiece inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Morton Industries LLC
    Inventors: Russ Argadine, Justin Barnewolt, Gary Schmitt, Curt Humes
  • Patent number: 11590674
    Abstract: A method and processing station for producing a veneer having two parallel opposed faces and including at least one lignocellulosic layer made of lignocellulosic fibers having a grain extending along the opposed faces of the veneer. The processing station carries out the method by applying a compressive force to the veneer along at least one direction extending along the opposed faces of the veneer so as to mechanically compress the lignocellulosic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Hugo Piccin, Nathalie Durand