Patents Examined by Gyounghyun Bae
  • Patent number: 10149351
    Abstract: A device for generating an alternating radio-frequency electromagnetic field in a working area includes an applicator emitting the electromagnetic field, an oscillator providing an alternate voltage and electric current having a predetermined value and a predetermined frequency to the applicator, a power supply supplying a substantially DC voltage to the oscillator, and a control system controlling the electrical parameters of the AC voltage, the AC current and/or the frequency provided to the applicator by the oscillator. The control system includes an input port connected to the electric power network, a first electronic control circuit connected to the input port and substantially instantaneously varying the electrical parameters and instantaneous control of the field emission power, and a second electronic control circuit regulating the operation of the oscillator. The first electronic circuit has an output connected to the power supply. A plant includes the device and a control method for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Officine di Cartigliano SpA
    Inventors: Antonio Polato, Riccardo Marin
  • Patent number: 10130218
    Abstract: An automatic seasoning adding apparatus applicable in a fully automated cooking machine comprises a machine frame (100), a wok lid (200), a hollow shaft (31), a wok lid controlling assembly (3), and a seasoning pumping assembly (40). The wok lid is provided with an opening to be fixedly connected to and in communication with the hollow shaft. The wok lid controlling assembly is provided on the machine frame and is slidingly engaged with the hollow shaft to control the wok lid to cover/uncover a wok (20). The seasoning pumping assembly comprises a plurality of peristaltic pumps (41). All the peristaltic pumps are connected to a master control device (7) to receive a command issued by the master control device on the basis of a preset recipe program, and pump, on the basis of the command, an appropriate amount of the liquid seasoning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jinbiao Xu, Guang He
  • Patent number: 10124384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for producing at least partially closed profiles from metal sheet, having a first tool part, a second tool part, and at least one supporting core. The insertion movement of the supporting core between the bending jaws is limited by a stop and, in its insertion position limited by the stop, protrudes with respect to the bending jaws in the direction of the die, in that the supporting core is arranged on a carrier that is movable relative to the die, and in that the bending jaws are assigned at least one displacement element connected rigidly thereto, the displacement element coming into contact with the carrier when the bent metal sheet portion engages around the supporting core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventor: Thomas Grosseruschkamp
  • Patent number: 10129935
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kitchen appliance (1) that is operated wirelessly on an induction heating cooker (K), comprising a programmable microcontroller (2), one or more than one electronic circuit (3) that provides the microcontroller (2) to control the communication means, user interface and sensors, providing communication with the induction heating cooker (K) whereon the kitchen appliance (1) is operated, a power control circuitry (4) that supplies the microcontroller (2) and the electronic circuits (3) with low level DC voltage, a receiver coil (5) that partially collects and provides transfer of the power generated by the induction coil (B) in the induction heating cooker (K) to the power control circuitry (4), a rectifier (6) that converts the AC voltage delivered from the receiver coil (5) to DC voltage and a buffer capacitor (7) which filters the DC voltage at the rectifier (6) outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Onur Yaman, Ahmet Yorukoglu, Sefa Hazir
  • Patent number: 10117513
    Abstract: A portable chafing and serving table can include a foldable table assembly, a pair of leg structures pivotably connected to the table assembly, at least one chafing dish recess disposed in the table assembly, the chafing dish recess being configured to receive at least a portion of a chafing dish, and at least one food cover connected to the table assembly, the food cover being moveable between a retracted state and an extended state, and the food cover being configured to cover the chafing dish recess when in the extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Grant M. J. Tolentino
  • Patent number: 10118239
    Abstract: Provided is a wire electric discharge machining device and method capable of reliably terminating a short circuit between a wire electrode and a workpiece. The invention relates to a wire electric discharge machining device that starts machining of a workpiece (3) by generating an electric discharge in a machining gap formed between the workpiece and a wire electrode (2) threaded through a start hole (4) in the workpiece. The wire electric discharge machining device includes: a tension control device (56) that controls tension of the wire electrode so as to maintain the tension at a set value; a short circuit detector (57) that detects a short circuit between the wire electrode and the workpiece; and a short circuit termination system that reduces the tension of the wire electrode and vibrates the wire electrode in order to terminate a short circuit when the short circuit detector has detected the short circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SODICK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoyuki Yamazaki, Tatsuo Matsui
  • Patent number: 10104722
    Abstract: The disclosed heat cooker includes a control unit for controlling operation of the variable-type air supply opening. The control unit controls operation of the variable-type air supply opening so that an openness of the air supply opening becomes a predetermined target openness larger than 0% during heat cooking by the heater of the heating object, and upon an end of the heat cooking of the heating object, the control unit further controls operation of the variable-type air supply opening so that the openness of the air supply opening becomes larger than the target openness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiaki Ueki
  • Patent number: 10085477
    Abstract: A food processing apparatus including a tank having an inlet end for receiving food product and an outlet end for discharging food product, the tank having a rotatable auger mounted in a compartment, the auger for advancing food product within the compartment from the inlet end toward the outlet end, the auger including flights having a flight wall with a radial edge, a clearance space being defined between the radial edge of the flights and a solid, imperforate wall portion of an inner wall. One of the inner wall and the flight wall may include a perforated wall portion. A transition zone includes a moveable surface to contain food product while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Lyco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel D. Maupin
  • Patent number: 10086465
    Abstract: A system and method is provided. The system includes a first power supply that outputs a welding current that includes welding pulse currents and a background welding current. The system also includes a second power supply that outputs a heating current that includes first heating pulse currents at a first polarity and second heating pulse currents at an opposite polarity. The system also includes a controller that synchronizes at least one of the first heating pulse currents and the second heating pulse currents with at least one of the welding pulse currents and the background current to influence a position of an arc relative to a molten puddle based on magnetic fields created by the welding current and the heating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R Peters
  • Patent number: 10076803
    Abstract: A welding cable connector system having a male connector and a female connector. The male connector includes a first conductive body for conveying welding power. The male connector also includes a first sealed passageway disposed coaxially of the first conductive body for conveying shielding gas, and a first Schrader valve configured to stop flow of shielding gas when the male connector is not engaged. The female connector includes a second conductive body for conveying welding power. The female connector also includes a second sealed passageway disposed coaxially of the conductive body for conveying shielding gas, and a second Schrader valve configured to stop flow of shielding gas when the female connector is not engaged. The male and female connectors are mutually engageable to conduct welding power and shielding gas therethrough. The first and second Schrader valves seal the flow of shielding gas when the connectors are not mutually engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Ray Ihde, Thomas Don Lahti
  • Patent number: 10052717
    Abstract: An underwater welding apparatus includes: an underwater welding head provided underwater and having, at its leading end, a nozzle section from which laser light is emitted; a shied cover formed of an elastic member and provided around the nozzle section so as to form, at the leading end of the underwater welding head, a space where water is excluded by shield gas; and an expansion/contraction member having a discharge hole for discharging water and shield gas containing metal dust particles from an inside of the shield cover, the discharge hole being increased in diameter as pressure inside the shield cover rises, while being reduced in diameter as the pressure inside the shield cover falls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ishigaki, Takuya Uehara, Yoshio Hamamoto, Osamu Yamaguchi, Takeshi Maehara, Hiromi Kato
  • Patent number: 10045554
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for boiling an egg, comprising a device for providing microwave radiation in a confined space, comprising a holder with at least one cavity adapted to the shape of an egg with an eggshell, said cavity provided with a first layer surrounding the eggshell, said first layer: —is in heat exchanging contact with the shell of the egg; —has a dielectric constant with an imaginary part, ??, between 20-500 at a temperature between 0° C.-100° C. and at a microwave frequency of 2.45 GHz, and—having a layer thickness d of 1-6 millimeter and varying less than 30% over the egg, or said holder for holding at least one egg assembly adapted for cooking an egg using microwave radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NEWTRICIOUS B.V.
    Inventor: Jos Nelissen
  • Patent number: 10039157
    Abstract: In a processing reactor having a microwave plasma source, the microwave radiator is mounted on a rotary microwave waveguide coupling for continuous rotation, to form the reactor for processing a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Qiwei Liang
  • Patent number: 10035211
    Abstract: A system and method is provided. The system includes a first power supply that outputs a welding current that includes welding pulse currents and a background welding current. The system also includes a second power supply that outputs a heating current that includes first heating pulse currents at a first polarity and second heating pulse currents at an opposite polarity. The system also includes a controller that synchronizes at least one of the first heating pulse currents and the second heating pulse currents with at least one of the welding pulse currents and the background current to influence a position of an arc relative to a molten puddle based on magnetic fields created by the welding current and the heating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Steven R Peters
  • Patent number: 10015981
    Abstract: An apparatus applies a food coating to a food product. The apparatus includes a hopper for storing the food coating and a food coating applicator for applying the food coating from the hopper onto the food product. The apparatus also includes a basin for catching unused food coating and a return conveyor for moving unused food coating from the basin to the breading hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jeff Raymond, Alan Strause
  • Patent number: 10016847
    Abstract: A method for cutting a wound hose (1), made from mutually engaging windings (11, 12, 13, 14) of a metallic tape (2), with the wound hose (1) being welded in a predetermined axial area (10) and then cut within the area (10) essentially in a plane (6) extending radially, with the wound hose (1) being axially compressed in the predetermined area prior to welding such that in the area (10) a mutual contacting of the windings (11, 12, 13, 14) occurs. The welding is performed along a predetermined number of windings (11-14) in the area (10), and the welding energy required for welding the windings is introduced via the area of the winding hose into it. Additionally, an accordingly produced wound hose (1) is provided and a device suitable for its production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Witzenmann GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Farr
  • Patent number: 10016850
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a tubular welding wire includes disposing a core within a metallic sheath. Further, the core includes an organic stabilizer component, in which the organic stabilizer component is an alkali metal or alkali earth metal salt of an organic molecule or an organic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Patent number: 9999944
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core, and the core includes an organic stabilizer component. Further, the organic stabilizer component includes an organic sub-component configured to release hydrogen near a surface of a workpiece during welding, and includes a Group I metal, Group II metal, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Patent number: 10002779
    Abstract: A thermal array system is provided. The system includes a first thermal element and a second thermal element connected between a first node and a second node. The first thermal element being activated and the second thermal element being deactivated by a first polarity of the first node relative to the second node. Further, the first thermal element being deactivated and the second thermal element being activated by a second polarity of the first node relative to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cal T. Swanson, Phillip S. Schmidt, John F. Lemke
  • Patent number: 9980395
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of laser diode unit of the present invention includes steps: placing a laser diode on top of a solder member formed on a mounting surface of a submount, applying a pressing load to the laser diode and pressing the laser diode against the solder member, next, melting the solder member by heating the solder member at a temperature higher than a melting point of the solder member while the pressing load is being applied, and thereafter, bonding the laser diode to the submount by cooling and solidifying the solder member, thereafter, removing the pressing load, and softening the solidified solder member by heating the solder member at a temperature lower than the melting point of the solder member after the pressing load has been removed, and thereafter cooling and re-solidifying the solder member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: TDK Corporation, ROHM CO., LTD., SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Shimazawa, Osamu Shindo, Yoshihiro Tsuchiya, Yasuhiro Ito, Kenji Sakai