Patents Examined by Gyounghyun Bae
  • Patent number: 10344747
    Abstract: A vaporization device, including a fluid supply containing a vaporizable fluid; a plurality of bubble pumps operative to pump fluid from the fluid supply to outlets of the bubble pumps; and a fluid vaporization heater located adjacent the outlets of the bubble pumps to receive fluid from the bubble pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lucas D. Barkley
  • Patent number: 10348011
    Abstract: A composite pane with electrical contact-making means is described, having: a first pane and a second pane, which panes are connected to one another over their surface by means of a thermoplastic intermediate layer, at least one electrically conductive coating at least on the inner surface of the first pane, at least one busbar on a region of the electrically conductive coating, and at least one electrically conductive contact strip on at least one region of the busbar, wherein the contact strip is connected to at least one electrical feed line, and at least one region of the contact strip is in direct contact with the busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Bernhard Reul, Guenther Schall
  • Patent number: 10334879
    Abstract: A vaporization device, including a fluid supply containing a vaporizable fluid; a bubble pump operative to pump fluid from the fluid supply to an outlet of the bubble pump; and a fluid vaporization heater located adjacent the outlet of the bubble pump to receive fluid from the bubble pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Lucas D. Barkley
  • Patent number: 10335884
    Abstract: Strip cladding heads and strip cladding systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Bernardo Brambilla, Catalin Toma, Domenico Redaelli, Petrus Hermanus Keultjes
  • Patent number: 10335890
    Abstract: In a seam welding method, a pressing force applied to workpiece by roller electrodes is reduced and an energization to the roller electrodes is stopped when the roller electrodes pass at least a portion where metal sheets are temporarily fastened together through spot welding, and the pressing force to the workpiece by the roller electrodes and the energization to the roller electrodes are restored after the roller electrodes have passed the spot welded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawai, Noriko Kurimoto, Mitsugu Kaneko, Haruhiko Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Yamaashi
  • Patent number: 10336298
    Abstract: A transparent pane with a conductive coating extending at least over a part of the transparent pane surface, in particular over a visual field of the transparent pane is described. The conductive coating is electrically connected to at least two strip-shaped bus bars such that after application of a supply voltage, a current flows over a heating field formed by the conductive coating. The conductive coating has an electrical resistance such that upon application of a supply voltage in the range from more than 100 volts to 400 volts, a heating output from the heating field is in the range from 300 watt/m2 to 1000 watt/m2. The at least two strip-shaped bus bars have a maximum width of less than 5 mm and are dimensioned such that a maximum electrical power loss per unit of length is 10 watt/m. Moreover, the at least two strip-shaped bus bars have a specific resistivity ranging from 2 ?ohm·cm to 4 ?ohm·cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Susanne Lisinski, Martin Melcher, Volkmar Offermann, Andreas Schlarb
  • Patent number: 10321658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing processed cheese portions, comprising a plurality of modules that are arranged successively in the direction of production, in which the processed cheese is formed into a band, cooled, and divided into portions, wherein the modules define a production space through which the processed cheese travels during the production of the processed cheese portions. The production space is enclosed by a spray-proof casing, wherein the casing comprises a frame structure and a plurality of sheet metal elements which are detachably connected to the frame structure, and wherein a sealing hose is arranged between a sheet metal element and the area of the frame structure opposite thereto, and encircles the sheet metal element or the area of the frame structure opposite thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Sebastian Schmidt, Richard Bechteler, Josef Burger, Thomas Handerer
  • Patent number: 10292438
    Abstract: Electrically heated, cold weather garments, are provided that include carbon nanotube heating elements. A garment may include a lightweight, stretchable, form-fitting fabric for covering portions of the body of a wearer of the garment; a plurality of flexible, electrical heating element stitched to the fabric by sewing; an electronic controller for controlling current flowing through each of the heating elements in a pulse-width modulated fashion, to thereby independently control the heat generated by each heating element; a plurality of potentiometers for controlling the level of power supplied to each heating wire; and a master power level potentiometer for controlling the power supplied to each of the heating wires in a uniform and simultaneous fashion. A controller may utilize a combination of analog and digital-like signals to control in a pulse-width modulated fashion the current flow through the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: David Fortenbacher
  • Patent number: 10286492
    Abstract: A nozzle as a welded structure includes a nozzle body, and a buckling prevention fin joined to the nozzle body by laser welding, in which an end of the buckling prevention fin before laser welding is disposed to face the nozzle body, an installed state of the nozzle body and the buckling prevention fin includes an installed state in which a gap is formed between the nozzle body and the buckling prevention fin, and the buckling prevention fin has a beveled portion which is beveled at the end facing the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehisa Okuda, Tadashi Itoyama, Yasuyuki Fujiya
  • Patent number: 10292207
    Abstract: A heated steering wheel having a first electrical circuit including, in series, a first heating element disposed adjacent to a 3 o'clock of the wheel, a second heating element disposed adjacent to a 9 o'clock position of the wheel, and a positive temperature coefficient thermistor heated by one of the first and second heating elements; and a second electrical circuit including, in series, a third heating element disposed at a 6 o'clock position of the wheel, a fourth heating element disposed at a 12 o'clock position of the wheel, and a negative temperature coefficient thermistor heated by one of the first and second heating elements. The flow of electricity through the second electrical circuit is delayed until after electricity has flowed through the first electrical circuit warm those portions of the wheel to a desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Fassbender, Timothy Scott, Uwe Thiesmeyer
  • Patent number: 10281156
    Abstract: A commercial oven, such as a combination oven providing steam and convection heating, may provide an equipment cabinet holding electronic equipment and having an external wall abutting other heating apparatus. The external wall includes an interior plenum through which air is circulated to provide compact virtual insulation from external heat sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Alto-Shaam, Inc.
    Inventors: J. K. Raghavan, Robert Simmelink, Janus Bartelick
  • Patent number: 10279419
    Abstract: A method of raster scanning a surface of an object using a particle beam comprises determining a basic set of raster points within a surface; determining a surface portion of the surface of the object, wherein the surface portion is to be raster scanned; ordering a set of raster points of the basic set located within the surface portion; and scanning of the surface portion by directing the particle beam onto the raster points of the ordered set in an order corresponding to an order of the raster points in the ordered set from the outside to the inside, i.e. starting from the boundary of the surface portion towards its center, or in the reverse order, i.e. from the inside to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Biberger, Ralph Pulwey
  • Patent number: 10271681
    Abstract: A beverage making appliance includes at least one tube in the beverage making appliance for transporting a liquid from the beverage making appliance, where the at least one tube is provided with a slit extending along a length of the at least one tube between one end of the at least one tube and another end of the at least one tube. At the slit, the at least one tube is openable. Further, the at least one tube on each side of the slit provides a bias to each side of the slit to make contact along the slit to close the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rodin Enne Bruinsma, Fransiscus Hermannus Feijen
  • Patent number: 10276410
    Abstract: A substrate support device formed of a metal and having a high withstand voltage and a high thermal resistance is provided. A substrate support device according to the present invention includes a plate section formed of a metal; a shaft section connected to the plate section and formed of a metal; a heating element provided in the plate section; and an insulating film formed on a first surface of the plate section, the first surface opposite to the shaft section, by ceramic thermal spraying. The substrate support device may further include an insulating film formed on a second surface of the plate section which intersects the first surface of the plate section approximately perpendicularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Tachikawa, Junichi Miyahara, Kazuhiro Yonekura, Toshihiko Hanamachi, Go Takahara, Jun Futakuchiya, Daisuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10264921
    Abstract: A cookware assembly comprises a lid including an underside and a plurality of basting projections. The underside has a center and extending toward a perimeter of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections protrudes downwardly from the underside of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections includes an interior concave surface, an exterior concave surface, and a drip ridge. The interior concave surface extends downwardly away from the underside to form a bay adjacent to the interior concave surface. The drip ridge is formed along a border between the interior concave surface and the exterior surface and defines a vertex along the drip ridge. During use of the lid, condensate formed on the underside collects along the interior concave surface, which funnels the condensate to the vertex for droplet formation and release from a corresponding one of the plurality of basting projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 10264914
    Abstract: An automatic ingredient feeding apparatus (1) comprises a machine frame (100), a feeder mechanism (11), a flipping mechanism (12) and a plurality of compartment door control mechanisms (13). The feeder mechanism comprises a shell (111), the shell is provided therein with a receiving space (114) for receiving a multi-compartment container (110) and is provided therein with a multi-compartment ingredient-dropping chamber (113) facing the receiving space. The flipping mechanism (12) is used for mounting the feeder mechanism (11) on the machine frame (110) and for controlling the feeder mechanism (11) to implement a 180-degree flip. Each of the plurality of compartment door control mechanisms (13) controls an opening/closing of a compartment door (115) of the individual compartment of the multi-compartment ingredient-dropping chamber (113). The flipping mechanism (12) and the plurality of compartment door control mechanisms (13) are all connected to a master control device (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jinbiao Xu, Guang He
  • Patent number: 10258192
    Abstract: A cooking utensil is disclosed herein, in one example comprising: a cooking pan having a base panel with a perimeter sidewall extending thereabove around the circumference thereof so as to contain a volume of fluid in the cooking pan; a steamer insert pan is removably fitted within the cooking pan above the base panel. The steamer insert plate optionally having a surface defining a central void there through with a steamer dome attached to the steamer insert pan overlying the central void and extending vertically upwards therefrom. The steamer dome configure to extend into a food item to be cooked with a substantially non-permeable top cap so as to direct vapors from fluids heated within the cooking pan through the central void of the steamer insert plate and laterally through the side wall into the food item to be cooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Magellan Home Goods, Ltd.
    Inventor: Andre Dean Cloutier
  • Patent number: 10252366
    Abstract: In a method for producing a piston (10) for an internal combustion engine, a melt treatment is performed at least in regions in particular in the region of a combustion chamber depression (14), the depth of said melt treatment being varied in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Nurnberg GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Lades, Wolfram Cromme
  • Patent number: 10245696
    Abstract: A workpiece processing machine includes a separation device for dividing an operating space into a processing region and at least one additional operating region, a laser processing head configured to process the workpiece, and a rotary workpiece changer having a rotatable workpiece support for transporting the workpiece between the processing region and the at least one additional operating region by an opening. The rotatable workpiece support has a protection wall configured to shield the at least one additional operating region with respect to the processing region. The separation device has a protection element movable between a processing position and a transport position and configured to be in abutment with the protection wall in the processing position to close the opening and spaced apart from the protection wall in the transport position. A spacing between the processing position and the transport position is adjustable based on a dimension of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TRUMPF LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Doettling, Robert Ganter, Rainer Banholzer
  • Patent number: 10251213
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heating a conductive ribbon for sample collection and/or sample processing comprises coupling conducting pads to the conductive ribbon, applying a signal across the conducting pads to cause the conductive ribbon to heat up, taking a measurement of at least one electrical property associated with the conductive ribbon in response to the applied signal, computing a correction for the applied signal to achieve a desired temperature suitable for fixing a sample to the heated conductive ribbon, and adjusting the applied signal to regulate the heat of the conductive ribbon to the desired temperature for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Carpenter