Patents Examined by Jennifer S Matthews
  • Patent number: 11504875
    Abstract: A stamping tray includes a tray body and a base board. The tray body defines a number of mounting grooves for receiving workpieces to be scrapped. The base board is located on a side of the tray body away from the mounting grooves. Each of the mounting grooves defines a through hole extending to the base board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ur Materials Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiang Zeng, Chao-Xiang Feng
  • Patent number: 11498229
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a handle, a blade, a pivot element, and a locking mechanism. The handle includes a first side portion and a second side portion disposed on either side of the blade. The pivot element extends from the first side portion and through the opening of the blade such that the blade can pivot about the cylindrical portion from a storage position to a use position. The locking member is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, relative rotational movement between the first and second side portions of the handle is restricted. In the unlocked position, the first and second side portions of the handle can rotate relative to each other, and the first and second side portions of the handle can be separated when a non-circular opening of the handle aligns with a non-circular portion of the pivot element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Chu-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11499318
    Abstract: A roof cutter and a method of cutting a roof is provided. The roof cutter includes a base that is movable between a retracted configuration and a cutting configuration. In the retracted configuration, the blade is displaced from the roof. In the cutting configuration, the blade is positioned so as to facilitate cutting of the roof. The roof cutter includes a stop assembly and an engagement member that is configured to engage with the stop assembly when the base is in the cutting configuration, thereby establishing a maximum cutting depth. A dampening mechanism softens impacts associated with the blade moving to the cutting depth and absorbs vibrations associated with cutting the roof at the cutting depth. An adjustment assembly is configured to selectively adjust the cutting depth and/or to selectively restrain the base in the retracted configuration, thereby preventing the blade from cutting the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: FRANK P. FREY AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Osborne, Paul Boccuzzi, Brian Joy
  • Patent number: 11498234
    Abstract: A tension knife includes an elongate knife body with a thin, flat profile. The tension knife defines first and second mounting points at opposing ends of the knife body. The knife body has a characteristic width across a length of the knife body between the first and second mounting points. The characteristic width of the knife body defines a centerline between a leading edge of the knife body and a trailing edge of the knife body. One or more of the first and second mounting points has a focus between the centerline of the knife body and the leading edge. A frame can be configured to support and tension the tension knife to form a tension knife assembly. Clamp blocks can be used to mount the tension knife to the frame at the first and second mounting points, where one or more of the clamp blocks is configured to rotate with respect to the frame to tension the leading edge of the tension knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Lamb Weston, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Monk, Danelle Roan, Mark Alan Fow, Grayden Howard, Daniel L. Banowetz, Michael S. Jacko
  • Patent number: 11491671
    Abstract: A spatula edge trimming apparatus for re-edging a spatula includes a base housing with the front side having a spatula receptacle slot extending through to the cavity. The bottom side has a drop aperture extending through to the cavity. The spatula receptacle slot is configured to receive a spatula. A cutter is coupled to the base housing within the cavity and is configured to cut an edge of the spatula. A drive is coupled to the top side of the base housing and is in operational communication with the cutter. A plurality of controls is coupled to the base housing and is in operational communication with the drive. A power source is coupled to the housing. The power source is in operational communication with, and provides power to, each of the drive and the plurality of controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Ramon Canelon
  • Patent number: 11485035
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sheet processing machine (01), comprising at least one infeed unit (200) and at least one shaping unit (300) and at least one stripping unit (400) and at least one multiple-up separating unit (500), wherein the sheet processing machine (01) comprises at least one drive (1001), wherein the at least one drive (1001) is configured to drive at least one stripping tool (402; 403) of at least one stripping mechanism (401) of the at least one stripping unit (400) and at least one multiple-up separating tool (502) of at least one multiple-up separating mechanism (501) of the at least one multiple-up separating unit (500) via at least one gear mechanism (1007), wherein at least one downstream gear mechanism (1019) is arranged downstream from the at least one gear mechanism (1007), wherein the at least one downstream gear mechanism (1019) is coupled to the at least one stripping tool (402; 403) of the at least one stripping unit (400) and/or to the at least one multiple-up separating tool (50
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Jose Luis Soria Perujo, Sergi Ollé
  • Patent number: 11472058
    Abstract: A handheld cutting tool includes a motor, a driven gear coupled to the motor for receiving torque therefrom and a sprocket coupled for co-rotation with the driven gear, a handle guard extending from handle portion, a chain supported on a guide bar and engaged with the sprocket such that rotation of the sprocket moves the chain along the guide bar, and a battery pack removably coupled to an end of the handle portion. The handle guard includes a support face configured to support the handheld cutting tool on a horizontal support surface, and the battery pack includes a foot portion. A center of gravity of the handheld cutting tool is located above the foot portion and permits balancing of the handheld cutting tool in an upright position on only the foot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Shane McCue, Drake J. Schlosser, Charles M. Rowland, Anthony J. Buxton
  • Patent number: 11465312
    Abstract: An apparatus (100), including: a push block (100) including: a first side (120) and a second side (122), each configured to abut and slide along a fence of the table saw; and a bottom (124) including a first tunnel (130) and a second tunnel (132) and an immovable dividing wall (134) therebetween. When the first side abuts the fence the first tunnel is configured to straddle a blade throughout a first tunnel first range of fence positions (R12), and the second tunnel is configured to straddle the blade throughout a second tunnel first range of fence positions (R34). When the second side abuts the fence the first tunnel is configured to straddle the blade throughout a first tunnel second range of fence positions (R45), and the second tunnel is configured to straddle the blade throughout a second tunnel second range of fence positions (R23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Henry Wang
  • Patent number: 11420894
    Abstract: A brittle object cutting apparatus and the method thereof are disclosed. Wherein, the brittle object cutting apparatus comprises a first heating laser unit, a second heating laser unit, a scribing laser unit, two cooling units and a processing module. A heating laser from the heating laser units respectively located on opposite sides of a scribing laser from the scribing laser unit, and a coolant of the cooling unit followed behind the heating laser. In the moving process of the brittle object, the processing module controls the scribing laser for a scribing operation, and controls one of the heating lasers and the coolant form one of the cooling units to heat and cool the brittle object. As a result, the machining time of dicing the brittle objects may be effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NANOPLUS LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Tu Lu, Vladimir Kondratenko, Alexander Naumov, Chih-Peng Hsu, Wei-Nung Hsu
  • Patent number: 11420275
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a machine for cutting nozzles of reactor vessels. The machine for cutting nozzles of reactor vessels comprises a cutting unit positioned at an upper surface edge of a reactor vessel having a nozzle and having a saw blade part having different contact areas to cut the nozzle, a drive unit providing the saw blade part with rotary power, and a foreign substance suction unit provided at one end of the cutting unit in contiguity with the saw blade part to suck foreign substances generated when the nozzle is cut by the saw blade part, wherein the foreign substance suction unit sucks the foreign substances by approaching an outer peripheral surface of the nozzle when the saw blade part moves in a cutting direction of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Park, Hae Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 11396109
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a cutting blade mounted on a spindle, the cutting blade having a cutting edge for cutting a workpiece held on a holding table, a measuring portion for measuring an edge projection amount of the cutting edge at a predetermined frequency, and a data processing portion. The data processing portion includes a lower limit recording portion for recording a lower limit of the edge projection amount of the cutting edge as an allowable limit for use of the cutting blade, a storing portion for storing blade information including the edge projection amount measured by the measuring portion and a cutting distance traveled by the cutting blade at the time of measurement of the edge projection amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Omori, Shigenori Harada, Takashi Okamura
  • Patent number: 11396108
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for cutting food products. The apparatus includes an annular-shaped cutting head having at least a first mounting frame surrounding a central axis of the cutting head and a plurality of cutting tools arranged around the central axis of the cutting head and pivotably coupled to the first mounting frame such that each cutting tool has a pivot axis. The method includes deflecting each cutting tool about its pivot axis by engaging first portions of the cutting tools in proximity to the first mounting frame to deflect the first portions a first radial deflection distance relative to the central axis and engaging second portions of the cutting tools to deflect the second portions a second radial deflection distance relative to the central axis. The first and second radial deflection distances can be adjusted individually or in unison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Urschel Laboratories, Inc., Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Everette Baxter, Michael Scot Jacko, Keith Alan Barber, Richard James Ruegg, Daniel Wade King
  • Patent number: 11389979
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for hair or fiber protruding from a surface includes a roller, a number of cutting features disposed at an outer peripheral surface of the roller, wherein the number of cutting features is adapted for cutting the hair or fiber when the roller rotates in contact with the filamentous surface or is moved while in contact with the filamentous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: LEE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Ross A Lee
  • Patent number: 11370043
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw includes a housing, a motor, and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism includes a driven gear that is rotated by the motor. The driven gear is vertically-oriented within the housing. The drive mechanism also includes a drive arm coupled to the driven gear to translate rotary motion of the driven gear into reciprocating motion, and an output shaft coupled to the drive arm to reciprocate relative to the housing along a spindle axis through a cutting stroke and a return stroke. The drive mechanism further includes a counterweight coupled to the driven gear for rotation with the driven gear. The counterweight moves toward the spindle axis during a start of the cutting stroke of the output shaft and moves away from the spindle axis during a start of the return stroke of the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Adams, Ryan J. Denissen
  • Patent number: 11370042
    Abstract: A cutter includes a blade, a handle, a holder, a pivot and a pin. The blade includes an aperture and a slit. The handle includes two lateral plates each of which includes an aperture and a recess. The holder includes a block formed between two lateral plates. The block is inserted in the slit when the blade is inserted in the holder. Each of the lateral plates of the holder includes a rear aperture and a front aperture. The pivot is selectively inserted in the apertures of the handle, the front apertures of the holder and the aperture of the blade to keep the holder in the handle. The pin is selectively inserted in the recesses of the handle and the rear apertures of the holder to keep the holder in a desired angle relative to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HONG JIN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 11370143
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chain saw, which includes a housing, a driving assembly mounted on the housing, a guide plate extending outward from the housing, a chain arranged on the guide plate and driven by the driving assembly, and a tension assembly for tightening the chain. The tension assembly includes an operating member and a driving member driven by the operating member, the driving member cooperates with the guide plate, and when a driving force is applied to the operating member, the driving member is driven and the guide plate is moved to tension the chain, and after the chain is tensioned, if the driving force is continuously applied to the operating member, the operating member disengages with the driving member, and the operating member continues to move to compress the guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Globe (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yuexun Cao, Lingao Zhang, Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 11364645
    Abstract: A folding knife and related method include actuating elements for locking or unlocking the blade of the knife. The actuating elements are permanently illuminated or backlit so that the actuating elements are more clearly visible in low light conditions and can therefore be safely operated. Such features for knife applications may provide advantages for particular activities where knives are commonly used, such as for law enforcement and hunting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: mb-microtec ag
    Inventors: Karsten Richter, Philipp Michel, Peter Hug
  • Patent number: 11358296
    Abstract: A method of processing a food item that includes moving a food item along a direction towards an automated slicer, wherein prior to the food item being sliced by the automated slicer the food item that is being moved has a length, L, as measured along the direction. The method further includes determining a thickness, T, of a slice of the food item to be generated by the automated slicer and slicing the food item that has the length, L, by the automated slicer so that a maximum possible number, Nmax, of slices of the food item are generated that have the thickness, T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: COZZINI LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Earl King, Frank Edmund Witkowski
  • Patent number: 11344994
    Abstract: The grinding unit includes at least one grinding wheel adapted to rotate around a respective rotation axis, and a thrust actuator adapted to push the grinding wheel against a cutting edge of a disc-shaped cutting blade. A load cell is also provided for detecting an axial thrust exerted on the grinding wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mario Gioni Chiocchetti, Romano Maddaleni
  • Patent number: 11338378
    Abstract: A saw chain holder with a bar mounted sharpener for sharpening a chain includes a base plate and a cover plate removably attachable to the base plate. The base plate has a first base side surface, an opposite second base side surface, a groove extending into the first base side surface, and a base recess extending into the second base side surface. The cover plate has a first cover side surface and an opposite second cover side surface. The cover plate is movable into an assembled state in which the first cover side surface abuts the first base side surface, the chain is movable along the groove between the base plate and the cover plate, and the bar mounted sharpener is mounted in the base recess, bears against the second cover side surface, and is positioned over the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Heebner