Patents Examined by Jared O Brown
  • Patent number: 10441992
    Abstract: An actuator assembly for dynamically or manually positioning a dome die and clamp ring of a can bottom former assembly. The actuator assembly is also usable for other purposes where accurate and repeatable adjustments in position are needed. The actuator assembly may include an anchor member and at least one torsion rod having a torque end and an actuation end, with 2 bends at or near the actuation end, such that a torque applied to the torque end creates a substantially linear actuation force at or near the actuation end of the torsion rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Pride Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Rick Swedberg
  • Patent number: 10435239
    Abstract: Apparatus for handling material in connection with a pneumatic material conveying system, which apparatus comprises a waste container/separating device (50), into which material is adapted to be conducted from a conveying pipe (100) of the pneumatic material conveying system via an input aperture (55) and which is adapted to be connected to means for achieving a partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MARICAP OY
    Inventor: Göran Sundholm
  • Patent number: 10434518
    Abstract: A method and a system for supporting a frame of a mineral material crusher on a body of a crushing plant and a mineral material processing plant. The crusher frame is supported by first support devices in place in relation to the body of the crushing plant at first support points and by at least two second support devices at second support points. The second support device has an adjusting member between the crusher frame and the body of the crushing plant, and at least one second support device is configured to move the frame of the crusher vertically in relation to the body of the crushing plant. The adjusting member has a cylinder and a piston inside the cylinder which define an adjusting volume therebetween. A pressure is formed from a load above the adjusting member and is arranged to form into the adjusting volumes of the adjusting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventor: Jari Jonkka
  • Patent number: 10427164
    Abstract: An insert for covering one or more selected surfaces of a discharge end assembly including a discharge end wall of a mill shell partially defined by an outer perimeter wall thereof and a number of pulp lifters mounted on the discharge end wall. The insert is formed to cover the selected surfaces to mitigate wear to which the selected surfaces are subjected when the insert is located in a predetermined position relative to the selected surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Polycorp Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Mepham, Pramod Kumar, Robert Michael McPhee
  • Patent number: 10413910
    Abstract: A machine is provided including a shredder formed by at least two parallel series of contrarotating knives, alternating with counter-knives. The knives are carried by shafts and the edge of each counter-knife facing the opposite knife associated thereto has an arcuate portion. At least one counter-knife has a portion extending above the axis of the shaft and forming an arcuate edge centered on the axis of the other shaft of the shredder, this arcuate edge completing the arcuate portion. The arcuate portion has a notch formed on it, opening into the arcuate edge formed by this arcuate portion, and forming a tip oriented toward the upstream side of the counter-knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TESALYS
    Inventors: Patrick Hengl, Emmanuel Hengl
  • Patent number: 10406618
    Abstract: A cutting tap includes thread ridges, roots formed between the respective axially adjacent pairs of thread ridges, and a plurality of deburring thread grooves arranged at a constant pitch toward the axial front side of the cutting tap from the rearmost ones of the roots in which the deburring thread grooves are formed, and formed such that a groove bottom diameter of the deburring thread grooves gradually decreases toward the axial front side of the cutting tap. The respective deburring thread grooves have groove bottom diameter reliefs by which the groove bottom dimeter gradually decreases from the front side toward the rear side of each deburring thread groove in the rotation direction of the cutting tap, the groove bottom diameter reliefs being set to be larger than effective diameter reliefs of the thread grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshio Hachiuma, Hitoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10399087
    Abstract: A process for enhancing mining processes and in particular to the combination of anionic grinding aids with cationic flocculating agents, an anionic flocculant containing sulphonated and/or carboxylated groups, a terpolymer and combinations thereof at the flocculating stage in mineral ore processing applications, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of mining processes particularly in the grinding and flocculating of the mineral ore slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kirill N Bakeev, Andrew M DiMaio
  • Patent number: 10392144
    Abstract: A hydraulic steel strapping machine for strapping a steel strip around a package, including a clamping and cutting section and a tensioning section. An objective of the present invention is to minimize the weight and the volume of the steel strapping machine. The clamping and cutting section comprises a clamping cylinder, disposed on a top position of a front end of the hydraulic steel strapping machine along a Z direction and supported by a support frame, for driving a linkage mechanism. A cylinder pin is disposed in the linkage mechanism along a X direction and is sleeved by a lifting lug fixed onto a bottom surface of a piston of the clamping cylinder. A pressing part is sleeved around the cylinder pin, a cutter, a return spring and a transverse cutter are disposed below the pressing part. The linkage mechanism comprises two groups of connecting rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Xiangyun Zhao, Kai Fu, Yu Liu, Wei Li, Min Lei, Huan Li
  • Patent number: 10391540
    Abstract: A bowl forming device may include a mandrel sleeve, a stem mandrel, and a bowl mandrel. The mandrel sleeve may comprise a stem cavity, a bowl mating surface, and a sleeve surface. The stem mandrel may comprise a stem surface and a neck. The bowl mandrel may comprise a neck mating surface and a bowl surface. The device may be transitioned into and out of a nested position, in which the bowl mandrel may be mated with both the mandrel sleeve and the stem mandrel so that the stem mandrel may be received within the stem cavity and the sleeve mating surface contacts the bowl mating surface, to facilitate travel and storage of the device. A method of forming a smoking bowl using a bowl forming device is provided which includes the steps of forming a sheet of malleable material against the mandrel sleeve, stem mandrel, and bowl mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Gerstenslager
  • Patent number: 10368698
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a cordless electrical grater, comprising a washable food container and a cordless electrical device, wherein the last one can be inserted substantially inside the free cavity of the first one in order to minimize the size, wherein interaction between both allow working cycles, wherein no turning parts are exposed, wherein pressing the food container on the electrical base activates the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Alain Chemama
  • Patent number: 10363561
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for shredding a pre-defined amount of waste. The apparatus includes a main frame positioned to provide support to the apparatus. Further, the apparatus includes a rotating core to shred, masticate and grind the pre-defined amount of waste. Furthermore, the apparatus includes a body mechanically linked to the main frame through a linkage plate. Moreover, the apparatus includes a hopper mounted vertically on the body. Further, the apparatus includes a first set of mash double row ball bearings symmetrically positioned near the first distal end of the main shaft. In addition, the apparatus includes a second set of mash double row ball bearings symmetrically positioned near the second distal end of the main shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Albert Mardikian
  • Patent number: 10343799
    Abstract: A tool for installing a cable tie has an axial length with no hand grip or trigger projecting laterally from the length of the tool and the tool is activated electronically by a push button to pull the tail of the cable tie and then cut the tail from the cable tie adjacent the head of the cable tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Thomas, David Carbon, Daniel P. Mooney
  • Patent number: 10335799
    Abstract: A water jet splitting chamber for waste tires has a chamber body, a water jet module, and an actuator. The chamber body has a retaining wall located in the chamber body to divide the chamber body into a splitting space and an actuator space. The water jet module is mounted in the splitting space, and has a slide seat mounted on the chamber body and at least one water jet seat mounted on the slide seat and being capable of linearly moving along a mounting direction of the slide seat. The actuator is mounted in the actuator space, and has a motor and multiple linking rods. The multiple linking rods are driven by the motor and extend into the splitting space, extending directions of the multiple linking rods are along the mounting direction of the slide seat, and the water jet heads face toward the multiple linking rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ecofortune Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kai-Chen Chan
  • Patent number: 10338088
    Abstract: A first and a second bale speed sensor are provided in a segment of the baling chamber of an agricultural baler. The first sensor is positioned at an upper part, while the second sensor is positioned at a lower part of the baling chamber. Respective outputs of said bale speed sensors being operationally connected to a controller which is adapted to adjust based on said outputs a synchronization between the periodically forming and pushing of a slice of crop material and the reciprocal movement of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Didier Verhaeghe
  • Patent number: 10317274
    Abstract: A coffee grinder apparatus includes a housing with a support base, a pedestal portion, and a motor housing extending outwardly from the pedestal portion above the support base to define a jar receiving area. A motor is disposed in the motor housing and is operably coupled to a grinder assembly. A hopper is operably coupled to an upper mounting portion of the motor housing disposed above the grinder assembly. The hopper includes a cavity configured to hold coffee beans with an open base portion opening into the grinder assembly. A collection jar is configured for reception in the jar receiving area and includes a vessel defining a cavity for collecting ground coffee expelled from the grinder assembly during a grinding procedure. An integrated scale assembly is disposed in the collection jar for weighing the ground coffee as received in the collection jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Beber, Daniel Rellis
  • Patent number: 10286402
    Abstract: A shredder includes a strip-cut shredding portion including paired disc-shaped multi-plate rotary cutters to be engaged with each other to shred paper in a strip-cut direction, and a cross-cut shredding portion including a fixed cutter and a spiral rotary cutter for further shredding strip-cut waste pieces discharged from the strip-cut shredding portion in a cross-cut direction, the shredder including an intermediate holding portion, between the strip-cut shredding portion and the cross-cut shredding portion, for feeding the strip-cut waste pieces to the cross-cut shredding portion while holding the strip-cut waste pieces. The intermediate holding portion includes paired rollers which have outer peripheral faces capable of coming into close contact with each other to pinch the strip-cut waste pieces, and which rotate in feed directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NAKABAYASHI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10278899
    Abstract: A device for cutting a medicine tablet includes a base extending along an axis, a cutting device having a fixed cutter and a movable cutter base, and a carrying plate movably disposed inside the base and having a carrying face for a medicine tablet. The fixed cutter is fixedly disposed inside the base, the movable cutter base is optionally positionably moves between protruding and retreating positions axially, the movable cutter base has a movable cutter, when the movable cutter is in the protruding position, a blade of the movable cutter is near a blade of the fixed cutter, and when the movable cutter base is in the retreating position, the blade of the movable cutter is remote from the blade of the fixed cutter. The carrying face faces the blade of the fixed cutter and is able to approach the blade of the fixed cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 10220971
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tensioning device of a strapping device for strapping packaged material with a strap. The tensioning device includes a tensioning wheel operatively connectable to a drive device to rotate the tensioning wheel about a rotational axis. The tensioning wheel has a circumferential surface configured to engage the strap. The tensioning device also includes a movable spacer provided on the tensioning wheel in the region of the circumferential surface of the tensioning wheel. The spacer is movable between a first position in which part of the spacer is a first distance from the rotational axis and a second position in which the part of the spacer is a second different distance from the rotational axis. The spacer projects beyond the circumferential surface of the tensioning wheel in at least one of the positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Dimitrios Takidis, Hans Huber, Michael Meng, Roland Widmer, Christian Benz