Patents Examined by Jennifer Swinney
  • Patent number: 9908191
    Abstract: A clamping mechanism for a circular saw machine contains a base; a support holder including two parallel sliding rails; an inner clamp device including a fixing mount, a first horizontal clamping module, and a first upper clamping module; an upper clamping module including a first positioning seat, a first affixing protrusion, and an auxiliary pressing projection; an outer clamp device including a moving pedestal, a second horizontal clamping module, and a second upper clamping module, the moving pedestal having an external clamp arm and a second clamp block, the second upper clamping module having a second movable fixing block; the second upper clamping module including a second positioning seat and a second affixing protrusion; a driving device including a servo motor and a drive column. The fixing mount has an internal clamp arm and a first clamp block, the first horizontal clamping module has a first movable fixing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Huang Chen Feng
  • Patent number: 9902076
    Abstract: A hair cutting device (10) comprises a blade portion (12) and an adjustable cutting guide (16) moveable with respect to the blade portion to provide a reference guide line (19) on a user's skin/body to enable hair to be cut accurately at a predetermined angle or pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ishay Halmut, Jeroen Christian Nijdam
  • Patent number: 9902078
    Abstract: An adjustable shaving device for shaving includes a housing that is generally cylindrical. The housing has a second end that comprises an orifice. A neck is positioned in the orifice and a first coupler is rotationally coupled to the neck. The device includes a blade assembly comprising a plurality of safety blades, a male cover, a female cover, and a plurality of spacers. The covers and spacers are complimentary to the blades, and the spacers are positionable between the blades. A second coupler, complimentary to the first coupler, is positioned on an exterior face of the female cover. The male cover and the female cover are configured to accept and secure the blades with one spacer between adjacent blades. The first coupler is positioned to couple to the second coupler, securing the blade assembly to the neck and allowing rotational movement of the blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Juan Lopez
  • Patent number: 9878456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting device comprising a housing (14) and a blade carrier (15) to which a blade (16) is secured. Said blade carrier (15) can be moved by means of a lever element (26) of an actuation device at least between a secure position and a cutting position. In the secure position, said blade (16) is accommodated in the housing (14) so that it is inaccessible to the user and in the cutting position, it protrudes out from the housing (14) through a housing opening (32). The invention is characterized in that an extension (12) is arranged between a first handle (24) and the blade carrier (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MARTOR KG
    Inventor: Florian Segler
  • Patent number: 9873204
    Abstract: A cutter unit (1) for a rotary shaver is formed by an outer cutting element or cap (2) which interacts with a rotating inner cutting element or cutter (4) to trap and cut hairs. The cap has an annular shaving track (8) of domed cross-section having slots (30) through which the hairs may protrude. The cutter has a convex upper face (22) to engage the shaving track and a concave forward face (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jasper Zuider, Robert Godlieb, Onno Hoitinga
  • Patent number: 9868221
    Abstract: A razor blade includes an edge portion with a cutting edge at a first end of the razor blade; a further portion extending from the edge portion to a second end of the razor blade; and a bridge portion attached to a first portion of the further portion, leaving a second portion of the further portion exposed from the first end to the second end. The edge portion is bent relative to the further portion through an angle of at least 40° in a bending zone spaced from the cutting edge. Further, at least the edge portion has a material structure hardened by a first heat treatment, and the bending zone has a locally re-heated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Robert Alexander Van Eibergen Santhagens
  • Patent number: 9833848
    Abstract: Actuator of a connecting-rod fracture splitting apparatus includes: a piston rod having one end portion extending through a lid of the cylinder and connected to a wedge; and a free piston slidably mounted on the piston rod and abuttable against the upper surface of the piston. By pressure fluid being supplied to act on the upper surface of the piston, the free piston imparts a preload to a hole of a big end section of the connecting rod. By pressure fluid being supplied to act on a region upward of the free piston, the free piston is driven downward to collide against the upper surface of the piston, so that divided mandrel members are moved apart from each other, via the piston rod and the wedge, to fracture a large end section of the connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadatomo Hatayama, Tomohiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9828199
    Abstract: A transfer device for one or more flat substrates (4, 4a, 4b), which can be inserted between two successive units upstream and downstream (3, 6, 9) in a packaging production machine (1), the device including a bridge (14) with an upper surface (16) providing a junction between the upstream unit (3, 6) and the downstream unit (9). An adjustment device (19) varies a length (L1, L2) of the bridge (14). The bridge (14) is a static apron on which the substrate (4, 4a, 4b) slides, having a fixed transversal end (36) and a mobile transversal end (22). The adjustment device (19) varies a position of the mobile end (22), as a function of a spacing (E1, E2) between the two units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOBST SA
    Inventor: Giovanni Compagnone
  • Patent number: 9827626
    Abstract: A saw blade for use with a reciprocating saw includes a body and an attachment portion extending from the body. The attachment portion includes a tang and an aperture configured to connect to the reciprocating saw. The saw blade also includes a cutting portion formed on the body. The cutting portion includes a plurality of cutting teeth and a floor guard tooth positioned adjacent at least one of the plurality of cutting teeth. Each cutting tooth has a tip that defines a plane. The floor guard tooth extends from the body beyond the plane. The attachment portion is offset from the plane to reduce interference of the reciprocating saw with a surface while performing a footer cut with the saw blade. The floor guard tooth contacts the surface while performing the footer cut to inhibit the plurality of cutting teeth from contacting the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Austin J. Kazda, Robert W. Butzen, Andrew J. Schulz
  • Patent number: 9827686
    Abstract: The utility knife assembly includes a housing which extends in a longitudinal direction between opposite ends and presents an at least partially open interior. A blade with a sharp edge is fixed with the housing such that the blade extends through one of the longitudinal ends, and the blade is fixed with the housing in such a manner that it is non-movable relative to the housing. A blade protector is partially disposed in the open interior of the housing and is movable in the longitudinal direction relative to the housing between a retracted position and a covering position. In the retracted position, the sharp edge of the blade outside of the housing is exposed for cutting, and in the covering position, the sharp edge of the blade outside of the housing is covered by the blade protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DAN-O-TOOL, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Raymond
  • Patent number: 9827621
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a novel cutting insert retaining and adjusting mechanism. The cutting insert retaining and adjusting mechanism is associated with a recess in the cutting tool and includes a nest slidably mounted in the recess. The nest includes a cutting insert pocket. The cutting insert retaining and adjusting mechanism includes a first wedge adapted to selectively exert pressure on the nest to retain the nest in a desired position in the recess, and a second wedge adapted to selectively exert pressure on a cutting insert positioned in the cutting insert pocket to retain the cutting insert in a desired position. The mechanism further includes an adjustment screw including a first threaded portion and a second threaded portion. The first threaded portion is threadedly disposed in a threaded bore in the cutting tool body, and the second threaded portion is threadedly disposed in a threaded bore in the nest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GREENLEAF TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald R. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9808942
    Abstract: The present invention publishes a knife with a replaceable blade, comprising a housing, a cover arranged on the housing and a blade carrier arranged between the housing and the cover, characterized in that, a blade which can move between an extended position and a retracted position is installed on the blade carrier, and a blade cartridge carrier is arrange around the periphery of a position adjacent to the retracted position of the blade, the blade cartridge carrier is provided with an internal space of a blade shape to place spare blades. Wherein, the cover can be connected with the housing in an open type to fix the blade carrier between the cover and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: HANGZHOU GREAT STAR TOOLS CO., LTD., HANGZHOU GREAT STAR INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weiyi Wang
  • Patent number: 9802328
    Abstract: A novel guard structure of a razor is shown including rows of elongated hard plastic protrusions having rounded (e.g., not sharp or pointed) tips arranged on a tip curved profile. The rounded valleys between the protrusions are also arranged on a curved profile which may be different than that of the tip curved profile. The valleys encompass an inner protrusion volume which increases going back to front end of the guard structure. Preferably, the front end volumes are larger than the back end inner protrusion volumes to assist in trapping and distributing shaving aid. In one embodiment having six protrusions, the inner protrusion volume between a second and third protrusion is the largest, while a volume between first and second protrusion is the second largest volume. The guard structure is disposed in front of the blades formed within the housing and may extend past the front end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Witkus, Neil Lettenberger, Armando Miguel Hurtado
  • Patent number: 9789615
    Abstract: A cutter includes two handles, a blade, a cutting board, an angle holder, two screws, a spring-biased lock and a releasing element. The cutting board is supported on the first handle. The blade is connected to the second handle. The angle holder includes teeth and a cutout. The angle holder is attached to the first handle by the screws. The releasing element is pivotally connected to the first handle and includes a slot. The spring-biased lock is pivotally connected to the first handle. The spring-biased lock is allowed to engage with the teeth or enter the cutout when an end of the slot is placed against one of the screws. The spring-biased lock is removed from the teeth and the cutout when another end of the slot is placed against the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: HONG JIN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 9776263
    Abstract: A power tool 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 and has an upper portion and a lower portion. The drive mechanism also includes a connecting rod coupled to the driven gear to translate rotary motion of the driven gear into reciprocating motion, and an output shaft coupled to the connecting rod to reciprocate relative to the housing 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 through the upper portion of the driven gear during the cutting stroke of the output shaft, and moves through the lower portion of the driven gear during a return stroke of the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Adams, Ryan J. Denissen
  • Patent number: 9770833
    Abstract: The invention relates to a knife including a housing (11) inside which a blade holder (15) is movably mounted. The blade holder (15) comprises a main part (17) and least one holding part (18) which is movable between a holding position and a in replacement position. In the holding position, a blade (16) can be tightly retained in a replaceable manner in a blade seat between a first holding surface (46) of the main part (17) and a second holding surface (45) of the holding part (18), while in the replacement position, the blade (16) can be removed from the blade seat or a new blade can be mounted in the blade seat. The invention is characterized in that in at least one relative position of the blade holder (15) to the housing (11), the blade holder (15) is biased against a stop (21) by a restoring force, and in that the holding part (18) can be moved into the blade replacement position by having an abutment surface (24) on the stop (21) cooperate with a mating surface (25) on the blade holder (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MARTOR KG
    Inventors: Peter Schekalla, Martin Herlitz, Martin Rohrbach
  • Patent number: 9764490
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the simultaneous multiple track cutting of several food products, in which the products are cut by means of a common cutting apparatus, in particular a high performance slicer, which has at least one cutting blade which rotates about a blade axis in a cutting plane and/or revolves about a central axis in a planetary motion manner and to which the products are supplied in multiple tracks, and in which blank cuts are carried out in at least a passive track and/or in which the supply of the respective product is suspended at least at times, while the respective product is sliced in at least one other active track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Patent number: 9738000
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a lubrication box includes a first portion, a shaving aid material, and a second portion. The first portion of the lubrication box has a skin-engaging surface and at least one sidewall that, together, form a cavity. The skin-engaging surface includes at least two holes therethrough. The shaving aid material, which is distributed in the cavity in a series of layers, is ultrasonically compressed into the cavity such that it at least partially fills at least one of the holes in the skin-engaging surface and at least a portion of the cavity. The second portion of the lubrication box is attached to the first portion such that the cavity is substantially closed. A gap exists between in the cavity between the shaving aid and the second portion of the lubrication box to permit the shaving aid material to expand during normal use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Ariyanayagam, Gordon Krauss
  • Patent number: 9737942
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interface between a knife and a knife holder, wherein the knife and the knife holder are designed such that the knife can be mounted on the knife holder in such a way that the knife is initially positioned on the knife holder in the axial direction, and then by rotating either the knife relative to the knife holder and/or the knife holder relative to the knife, the knife is locked on the knife holder with respect to the axial direction, wherein the knife has a single central fastening opening which is delimited by a knife edge region, and the knife holder has a fastening section for the fastening opening of the knife, which is delimited by a holder edge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Thomas Nispel
  • Patent number: 9731426
    Abstract: Disclosed is a razor and, more particularly, a rotating type razor having a cartridge which is replaceable, rotatable and controllable in angle. To this end, the rotating type razor, which includes a handle provided at one side thereof, a head provided at the other side thereof, and a razor blade cartridge connected to the head, further includes a mover configured to rotate the razor blade cartridge. The razor blade cartridge is rotated by 180 degrees about the head as a rotation axis by the mover so as to be variable in position when shaving the upper jaw and when shaving the lower jaw in a state in which a body of the razor has a fixed orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Hak Ho Kim, Gi Dong Kang