Patents Examined by Jennifer Swinney
  • Patent number: 10166689
    Abstract: A turret punch includes a first body, a second body, a third body, a pin, a first resilient member, a turret, function members, a second resilient member and a connector. The second rail portion of the third body is linearly movable along the first rail portion of the first body. When operating the first and second bodies, the function member that is located corresponding to the first function end moves linearly so as to be engaged with or to be disengaged from the first function end of the first body, such that the holes are punched along a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Ji-Jong Chang
  • Patent number: 10155268
    Abstract: A cutting edge configuration of a cutting tool for performing a cutting process on a surface (21) of a workpiece (19), the cutting tool including a rake face (3) provided with first and second cutting edges (11, 13), the cutting tool being moved relative to the surface-to-be-cut (21) with the first and second cutting edges (11, 13) cutting thereinto to thereby perform the cutting process, wherein the first cutting edge (11) is positioned ahead of the second cutting edge (13) in a cutting direction (z-direction) of the cutting tool to provide the rake face (3) with a feed-direction (y-direction) rake-angle, and the cutting tool is fed in a direction from a side of the second cutting edge (13) to a side of the first cutting edge (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Takashima, Tomoyoshi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10144139
    Abstract: A utility knife including a handle, a blade, a first blade holder, and a spare blade holder. The spare blade holder is pivotal with respect to the handle between an open position where the recess is exposed to allow a spare blade to be removed from the spare blade holder and a closed position where the recess is within a slot of the handle to inhibit removal of the spare blade from the spare blade holder. The spare blade holder further including a cam surface and the cam surface of the spare blade holder engages a cam surface of the handle when the spare blade holder is in the closed position to urge the spare blade holder in a direction from a first longitudinal side of the handle toward a second longitudinal side of the handle to allow the first blade holder to pivot between extended and folded positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Grant T. Squiers, Steven W. Hyma, Christopher S. Hoppe, Michael Stearns, Joseph M. DeBaker
  • Patent number: 10136746
    Abstract: An eating utensil assembly may include a first eating utensil including a first handle having a through-opening therein each having a proximal end and enlarged width distal end that is enlarged relative to the proximal end to define a first handle contour and a through-opening contour, respectively. The first handle may also include a first eating utensil head coupled to one of the proximal and distal ends of the first handle. A second eating utensil may be removably carried within the through-opening. The second eating utensil may have a proximal and an enlarged distal end to define a second eating utensil contour. The second eating utensil, first handle, and through-opening contours may match. The second eating utensil may include a pair of sticks each having a tapered shape. Breakaway tabs may removably couple the first and second eating utensils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Out Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly A. Truog, Corbet A. Truog
  • Patent number: 10130201
    Abstract: An eating utensil assembly may include a first eating utensil that may include a first handle having an opening therein and an eating utensil head coupled to an end of the first handle and having a curved shape. The eating utensil assembly may also include a second eating utensil removably carried by the first eating utensil within the opening in the first handle. The second eating utensil may include a second handle and a cutting blade coupled to an end of the second handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Out Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly A. Truog, Corbet A. Truog
  • Patent number: 10131064
    Abstract: A handle for a shaver having a front portion, a removable shaving cartridge, an upper part and a lower part assembled together, and a movable button positioned in the front portion of the handle and configured to facilitate the removal of the shaving cartridge. The upper part of the handle has a slot with two longitudinal edges forming a pair of opposed tracks. The button has a pair of opposed flexible hooks which are snap-fitted with the longitudinal tracks of the slot and hold the button onto the handle. The lower part of the handle has an abutment member which is engaged between the flexible hooks. The abutment member is configured to prevent the flexible hooks from disengaging the tracks of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BIC VIOLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Efthimiadis, Ioannis Bozikis
  • Patent number: 10131070
    Abstract: A sheet punching device including: a die which has a die hole and is configured to be driven to rotate; a punch configured to move in and out of the die hole to punch a hole in a sheet; and a punch operating unit configured to reciprocate the punch with respect to the die hole in a state in which the punch is opposed to the die hole of the die, to move the punch in and out of the die hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Nonaka, Isao Itagaki
  • Patent number: 10124501
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing the plastic mold around cured concrete in a plastic test specimen includes a baseplate with upstanding framework that supports two spaced vertical rods to which a cross-member is slidably mounted to move up and down the rods. At least one blade member is carried by the cross-member such that upon descent it may cut away the plastic of the mold so the cured concrete test cylinder may be removed. The cross-member is driven up and down by a lever arm pivotally mounted to the framework and includes a linkage between the lever arm and cross-member to transfer energy downward from the lever arm to cut and strip away the plastic mold from the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew W. Fritz
  • Patent number: 10112245
    Abstract: A bimetal band saw blade has a cutting edge with a plurality of cutting teeth defining repeating, variable pitch patterns and variable set patterns within pitch patterns. Each relatively heavy set tooth defines a first primary clearance angle, and each unset and relatively light set tooth defines a second primary clearance angle. Each first primary clearance angle is less than or equal to about 20°, each second primary clearance angle is less than or equal to about 25°, and each first primary clearance angle is within the range of about 4° to about 6° less than each second primary clearance angle. Each unset or light set tooth defines a greater gullet area than a respective heavy set tooth and/or a finer pitch than the respective heavy set tooth. Each tooth defines a positive rake angle within the range of about 3° to about 10°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventors: Matthew Hunter, Mark T Cranna
  • Patent number: 10106356
    Abstract: A device for cutting paper webs comprises a substantially continuously operated region of a papers supply, a discontinuously operated region of transverse severing of a separating the paper web, and a buffer region (15) for coupling the continuously and discontinuously operated regions. At least one receptacle (17) open at the top is provided in the buffer region, into which the paper web(s) (3, 3?) are guided so as to be looped in a freely suspended manner. The buffer region is arranged after a longitudinal cutting device (9) for producing at least two longitudinal webs (3, 3?), whereby at least two webs extending separately and adjacently to one another are guided in the receptacle or at least two receptacles are arranged adjacently to one another or adjacently to one another at an offset, wherein the paper webs are guided into the receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KERN AG
    Inventors: René Kröhnert, Wolfgang Freyer, Beat Kipfer
  • Patent number: 10086435
    Abstract: A cutting insert for high-efficiency cutting is disclosed. The cutting insert includes an upper surface (110a), a lower surface (HOb), side surfaces (114) and corner side surfaces (116), which connect the side surfaces to each other. A circular opening is formed through the central portions of the upper and lower surfaces. In the cutting insert, cutting edges are formed by respective junctions between one of the upper and lower surfaces and the side surfaces and between one of the upper and lower surfaces and the corner side surfaces. The cutting edges comprise three corner cutting edges (122), six major cutting edges (124), which extend from opposite ends of the corner cutting edges towards the neighbor corner cutting edges, and three minor cutting edges (126), which are connected between the major cutting edges. Furthermore, the cutting edges may be formed on both the upper surface and the lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Korloy Inc.
    Inventors: Wook Jung Sung, In Sik Sung
  • Patent number: 10071495
    Abstract: A device for cutting a flexible material of plastic type, laminated between two substrates and overhanging the edges of the substrates, includes a cutting tool and a pulling tool arranged upstream of the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Erwan Baquet, Fabien Levasseur, Christophe Milamon, Jean-Clément Nugue
  • Patent number: 10064341
    Abstract: A hedgetrimmer having a blade assembly that converts between a straight blade configuration and a curved blade configuration. The blade assembly includes a support bar for securing a pair of cutting blades. The support bar is made up of a plurality of rotatable support links allowing the support bar to curve. A switch assembly includes a rigid wire fixedly secured to the support bar. The rigid wire extends and retracts, moving the support bar between its straight and curved configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Corey Barnett, Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Marco A. Mattucci
  • Patent number: 10059023
    Abstract: A dual angle guide (3) for ceramic cutting machines (1) includes a base (16); first and second positioning elements (4, 5) disposed on the base; a sector (9) calibrated with fixed angles for each positioning element; a first fixed stop (11) and a second fixed stop (12) for locating the positioning elements at a chosen angle on the respective calibrated sector (9); and rotation elements (13) for rotating the positioning elements in such a way that the positioning elements make it possible to make cuts in the ceramic piece (10) at different angles. The cuts are made by a cutting tool mounted to a sliding carriage (6). Each of the first and second positioning elements is rotatable in both a clockwise direction and an anti-clockwise direction in order to facilitate the scoring and cutting of the ceramic piece at various angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BELLOTA HERRAMIENTAS, S.A.
    Inventor: Josep Baro Cabrero
  • Patent number: 10046476
    Abstract: A riving knife mounting assembly rigidly and accurately positions the riving knife relative to the cutting blade by way of a simple and intuitive mechanism. Interaction between a clamping plate and a locking plate engage opposite sides of the riving knife to hold the riving knife in place, and provides a sensible indication that the two components are properly mated. A cam lever assembly allows loosening or tightening the clamping plate and locking plate together about the riving knife by simply rotation of the lever. A spring assembly maintains pressure on the riving knife even in the loosened position to maintain proper positioning of the components. The clamping plate is part of a mounting bracket that is mounted to a motor arm movable with the drive assembly, and includes adjustment screws for adjusting the orientation of the riving knife relative to the cutting blade in multiple degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andrew Frolov
  • Patent number: 10041206
    Abstract: A cutting guide having a seam allowance recess and methods of cutting a piece of material with such cutting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: USAUS Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Janna Lee Thomas, Paul Roger Thomas
  • Patent number: 10035281
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed. The device may be mountable in a band saw table with a miter slot parallel to the cutting plane. An anchor bar may be mountable in the miter slot. A first and second guide bar may be perpendicularly connected to the anchor bar extending away from the cutting plane. A base may be slideably engaged to the first and second guide bar to allow the base to have transverse movement relative to the cutting plane. A guide rail may be connected to the base, wherein the guide rail may be perpendicular to the first and second guide bar, and may be positioned parallel to the anchor bar. A carriage may be slideably engaged to the guide rail for movement along the guide rail in a direction parallel to the cutting plane, the carriage may have a mounting surface for mounting a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Scientific Instrument Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Manura, Thomas F. Coughlan, Daniel Joseph Niedziocha, Christopher Wayne Baker
  • Patent number: 10028620
    Abstract: A food processing device includes a dicing kit adapted to be received in a bowl which is coupled to a base. The dicing kit includes a dicing grid disposed within a frame which is coupled to a cover member having a rotating slicing tool disposed there between. The slicing tool is positively captured between the dicing grid frame and the cover member and is further adapted to rotate as powered by a motor disposed in the base portion of the food processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Gushwa, Zachary A. Lownds, Jeffrey Carl Loebig, Euan Skinner Macleod, Leong Hin Yung, James Fan Zhao, Huang Yong Hang
  • Patent number: 10029382
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a platen receiving an object to be cut, a carriage with a cartridge holder to which a cutter cartridge is detachably attachable and a pressing unit located on the carriage or the cartridge holder and switchable between a fixing position and an open position. The cartridge holder is formed with an opening through which the cutter cartridge is inserted and has an abutted portion against which an abutment abuts and which is a receiving portion having a tapered surface contacting with at least a part of the abutment. The receiving portion includes a plurality of elastic portions and a blocking portion. The blocking portion controls a position of a casing of the cutter cartridge. The casing abuts against the blocking portion when the cutter cartridge is inserted through the opening and the cartridge holder and the pressing unit is switched to the fixing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Patent number: 10022880
    Abstract: A plastic knife is provided comprising a handle, a blade, and a cutting edge. The blade may include a first surface and an opposite second surface, and integrally formed with and extending longitudinally from the handle. The cutting edge may be formed along one edge of the blade, the cutting edge comprising: (a) a first plurality of teeth integrally connected to and extending from the first surface, each tooth in the first plurality of teeth separated by a first concave groove; and (b) a second plurality of teeth integrally connected to and extending from the second surface, each tooth in the second plurality of teeth separated by a second concave groove. The first plurality of teeth and the second plurality of teeth may be integrally formed together while teeth in the first plurality of teeth and teeth in the second plurality of teeth are offset by a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Gadsden Coffee Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. McFarland