Patents Examined by Glenn K. Dawson
  • Patent number: RE47941
    Abstract: A binding system (30H) having separate page images (81), (82), and (84) each of which present a portion of a complete map or image. The page images are printed within binding system (30H) which comprises three or more main pages (80a), (80b), and (80c) bonded to a main spine (21), and one or more secondary pages (86a) mounted on secondary spine (23a). Main spine (21) and secondary spine (23a) are substantially perpendicular to each other and bisect each other. Thereby allowing pages to be turned both vertically and horizontally without significantly altering the binding systems overall dimensions when open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ragner Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Dean Ragner
  • Patent number: RE48010
    Abstract: A pump for dispensing fluid includes a dome portion for storing the fluid received through a pump inlet. The dome portion is movable between a compressed state and an uncompressed state. The pump includes a flexible membrane having a first pliability when a first voltage is applied and a second pliability when a second voltage is applied. The pump includes a first biasing device that applies a first force in a first direction to the flexible membrane. The flexible membrane moves the dome portion from the uncompressed state to the compressed state. The pump includes a second biasing device that applies a second force in a second direction to the dome portion to move the dome portion from the compressed state to the uncompressed state when the flexible membrane has the second pliability. Alternatively, the dome portion moves in the second direction in response to a gravitational force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Ermanno Ciavarella, Scott Theodore Proper, Alexander York, Jason Thomas Dunn
  • Patent number: RE48026
    Abstract: Provided is a hydraulic railroad switch machine that incorporates a lock-spring assembly, a point-detection and display system, a connector rod assembly, and a hydraulic system to overcome disadvantages associated with throw-out linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Coy Beamon, Dilson Santos Rodrigues, Rick Presley
  • Patent number: RE48038
    Abstract: Controlling the interaction between an external device and an implanted device, including a method of controlling interaction between an external device and an implanted device, the method including at least the steps of: establishing communications between the implanted device and the external device; the external device determining an identification of the implant and comparing the identification with identifications in a stored list; if the device matches one of said identifications, then using a corresponding set of operating parameters to interact with said implant; and otherwise, not interacting with said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Bastiaan van Dijk, Peter Gibson
  • Patent number: RE47904
    Abstract: A method for laser welding of one or more workpieces made from press hardenable steel, in a butt joint, in which the workpiece or the workpieces have a thickness of at least 1.8 mm and/or a jump in thickness of at least 0.4 mm arises at the butt joint including supplying filler wire into a molten bath generated by a laser beam. In order to ensure that the weld seam can reliably harden into a martensitic structure during the hot forming (press hardening), the filler wire contains at least one alloy element from the group of manganese, chromium, molybdenum, silicon and nickel, wherein the at least one alloy element is present in the filler wire with a mass proportion that is larger by at least 0.1% by weight than the mass proportion of the element in the press hardenable steel of the workpiece or the workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WISCO Tailored Blanks GmbH
    Inventors: Arndt Breuer, Dietmar Schaftinger, Max Brandt
  • Patent number: RE48068
    Abstract: A brush cutter includes a frame rod, a front end housing fixedly mounted to a front end of the frame rod, a cutting blade mounted on a support shaft within the front end housing, a rear end housing fixedly mounted to a rear end of the frame rod, an electric motor mounted within the rear end housing for rotation of the cutting blade, and a source of power supply for supplying electric power to the motor. In the brush cutter, a plurality of rechargeable battery packs adapted to use in electric power tools are used as the source of power supply for the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nojiri, Yoshifumi Morita, Toshikazu Migita
  • Patent number: RE48135
    Abstract: A server system includes a rack, a power supply module, a switch, and a plurality of servers. The rack can be divided into a plurality of rack units. The rack units are parallel to each other and vertically arranged. The power supply module and the switch are disposed in close proximity to each other in at least one of the rack units. The power supply is adjacent to the rear side of the rack. The switch is adjacent to the front side of the rack. Each of the servers is disposed in one of the other rack units and electrically connected to the power supply module and the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Wei-Yi Chu, Chao-Jung Chen, Tzu-Hung Wang, Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: RE48153
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a first roller; a second roller that forms a nip between the second roller and the first roller and presses a sheet passing through the nip against the first roller; a heater that heats at least one of the first roller and the second roller, a heating range of the heater being greater than a maximum printing width of a predetermined maximum sheet width, and a heat-uniformizing member that distributes heat of the heater along a longitudinal direction thereof, an effective length of the heat-uniformizing member in the longitudinal direction being the same as, or greater than, the predetermined maximum sheet width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji Maruyama, Takaho Watanabe, Kazuhiko Kikuchi
  • Patent number: RE48208
    Abstract: A toner cartridge comprises a toner container which contains toner, a driving member winch rotationally drives a conveying member, an agitating member Which agitates a toner in the toner container while being rotated, a driven member which rotates in association with the driving member which is for rotationally driving the agitating member, and a rotational body which rotates according to rotation of the driven member, has a plurality of slits in rotational circumference for identifying a type of the toner cartridge, and has 1/K or more of the slits when a ratio of a rotational speed R1 (rad/s) of the driving member and a rotational speed R2 (rack) of the driven member is K=R2/R1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Tsutomo Sato
  • Patent number: RE48344
    Abstract: A furniture system (600) includes an inner back (620) and a conversion mechanism (800) which operates so as to move the inner back (620) from a sofa configuration to a sleep configuration. A table assembly (700) is also provided which utilizes a table mechanism (710) so as to permit a user to manually adjust the height of a table top (701) among three functional positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Blair Weiland, Steven Stieglitz, Anthony J. Warncke, Martin J. Krause, Jr., Joel D. Alberda, Donald E. Newfer
  • Patent number: RE48353
    Abstract: A container for dispensing pressurized fluid, such as an aerosol. The container includes a plastic bottle having a top portion, tapered neck, main body and a bottom. The top portion and tapered neck are covered by an adapter collar for providing a safety cover. The adapter collar can further have a valve assembly for dispensing the fluid contained in the bottle. A based cover can be further provided to cover the bottom of the bottle. The bottle, adapter collar and base cover can be covered and secured together, in part, by a sleeve such as a heat shrink sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Oxygon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Melvin Kohls, James Thomas Harris
  • Patent number: RE48355
    Abstract: A control structure for a window covering includes a base, a revolving wheel having an axial post, a restriction means including a bushing fitting around the axial post, a transmission member provided on a side of the bushing, and at least one pawl connected to the axial post. The revolving wheel is connected to the base. The restriction means has at least one cutting groove. The transmission member has at least one abutting portion on an inner wall thereof. The pawl is pivotable within a width of the cutting groove. When the revolving wheel is rotated forward, an end of the pawl passes through the cutting groove to mesh with the abutting portion. When the revolving wheel is rotated backward, the pawl disengages from the abutting portion, and the transmission member is rotatable relative to the revolving wheel. Whereby, it could prevent generating noise while operating the window covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nien Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Chen, Keng-Hao Nien
  • Patent number: RE48483
    Abstract: Even when power is to be simultaneously supplied to a plurality of power-supplied devices by using one primary coil, it is possible to properly supply power to the respective power-supplied devices. More specifically, a power-supplying device stops non-contact power supply in accordance with the detection of a plurality of power-supplied devices set in a power supply area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Akihiro Tanabe
  • Patent number: RE48594
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and apparatus for conserving power while conducting an ocean bottom seismic survey. Sensor nodes placed on an ocean floor may be configured to operate in at least an idle mode and an active mode. Each node may adjust its mode of operation from idle mode to active mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy B. Rigsby, Felix E. Bircher
  • Patent number: RE48701
    Abstract: A shaving razor having a handle and a shaving head with an exposed reciprocating blade. A power source is disposed within the handle with an actuator that causes at least one blade of a multi-blade razor head to reciprocate within a zone of motion. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Winning Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Leon Coresh
  • Patent number: RE48843
    Abstract: A rolling bearing includes an inner ring having an outer surface, an outer ring having an inner surface, a plurality of rolling elements rotatably disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring, and a retainer for retaining the rolling elements. The retainer is made of a resin material and is positioned with respect to the inner surface of the outer ring or the outer surface of the inner ring. The retainer includes a pair of annular portions axially arranged in parallel and a columnar portion coupling the annular portions. Then, the rolling bearing satisfies the following expression: AI=LH3/dm?0.025 LH3/dm2?0.025 mm2 in which H is a radial length of a section of the annular portion, L is an axial length of the same, and dm is PCD of the rolling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Matsuyama, Sumio Sugita, Yu Koiwa, Takaaki Anzai, Tamotsu Misawa, Masaru Terasaki
  • Patent number: RE48972
    Abstract: A knife includes a body that includes a handle section, a substantially circular blade housing section, and a blade including a cutting edge having substantially the same radius of curvature of the blade housing. The substantially circular blade housing section extends substantially perpendicular from the handle section. The blade extends longitudinally out of the blade housing at a position substantially 180° away from the position of the handle section along the circumference of the blade housing and terminates in a sharp point. The width of the blade at the portion immediately adjacent to the blade housing and opposite the blade point is substantially equal to the diameter of the blade housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Rick Grover
  • Patent number: RE49087
    Abstract: A fire-rated exhaust duct system comprising a modular configuration or structure. The fire-rated exhaust duct system comprises a plurality of exhaust duct sections. Each of the exhaust duct sections is configured to be joined or connected with other exhaust duct sections in the field or at an installation site, e.g. in building housing a kitchen facility or a laboratory facility to form longer sections or runs for exhaust duct system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: William Christopher Duffy
  • Patent number: RE49214
    Abstract: An aircraft, the aircraft including a whole-aircraft ballistic parachute that is coupled to the aircraft. The aircraft determines if a pre-activation action needs to be performed before activation of the whole-aircraft ballistic parachute. The aircraft also receives a whole-aircraft ballistic parachute activation request. The aircraft then issues a command to perform the pre-activation action and then activates the deployment of the whole-aircraft ballistic parachute. The aircraft then issues a command to perform a post-activation action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Cirrus Design Corporation
    Inventor: Hoyt Augustus Fleming, III
  • Patent number: RE49252
    Abstract: A tiltable solar disk light has a solar light disk body comprising a disk-shaped housing which houses solar cells, LEDs, a rechargeable battery, a pushbutton switch, and driver electronics configured to deliver power to the LEDs from the battery when the switch is in the ON position and the solar cells are not detecting ambient light and to cut off power to the LEDs when the switch is in the OFF position or the solar cells are detecting ambient light. The disk body is tiltably and rotatably supported in a frame, on a pair of pegs extending from the housing, with enough clearance space about the disk body to permit tilting and rotating within the frame. A landscape spike is optionally connected to the frame by curved arms configured to define a clearance gap between the spike and the frame to permit the disk body to tilt within the frame about the axis of rotation formed by the pegs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: E. MISHAN & SONS, INC.
    Inventor: Fred Hollinger