Patents Examined by Jimmy T Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10806090
    Abstract: A system is configured to prepare and band a crop package. The system includes an agricultural baler configured to move relative to a surface. The agricultural baler includes a formation chamber configured to form the crop package into a substantially cylindrical shape. The agricultural baler also includes a banding mechanism configured to band the crop package within the formation chamber in the cylindrical shape with a first banding element. The system also includes a mobile reconfiguration and bander assembly configured to move relative to the surface. The reconfiguration and bander assembly is configured to form the cylindrical shaped crop package into a substantially different shape and to band the crop package in the different shape with a second banding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Timothy J. Kraus
  • Patent number: 10807338
    Abstract: A bailing apparatus may include a multi-component bolster assemblies that may ease installation and removal, reduce wear and tear and maintenance, and/or improve baling efficiency by reducing material waste, imperfections, and/or contamination. The bolster assemblies may include a plurality of coupling portions that engage a hydraulic rod and may enable the bolster assembly to self-center within a press chamber during normal baling operations. The bolster assemblies also may include an island portion that may be attached to the coupling portions and to a bolster cap, and the latter may be attached using retainer bolts having substantially planar heads that may define lips that run about frustums. The bolts may substantially planar head may reduce irregularities in the bale and the lips may prevent material seepage into the bolster assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Karltex Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Sig Fragstein, Donnie L. Cobb, Carl Johnson, Paul Sozzi
  • Patent number: 10800124
    Abstract: In a hydraulic drive of a tool piston in a cylinder first and second flat contact areas each are contiguous, when moving into and in the open position of the valve member between the detent element and the valve member, wherein a pressure-limiting valve that can be loaded with the pressure in the cylinder from a closed position to an open position and a detent element loaded by a spring in the locking direction to positively hold a neck of a valve member of the pressure-limiting valve are arranged in the open position, wherein the detent element at least via the tool piston at its return to a released position can be moved and, when moving the valve member to the open position of the pressure-limiting valve, non-positively acts on the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HAWE HYDRAULIK SE
    Inventor: Alexander Haehl
  • Patent number: 10792724
    Abstract: A coiled material transporting device is disposed between a coiled material supply device supplying a coiled material, and a press device pressing the coiled material supplied from the coiled material supply device. The coiled material supply device includes a support, a first driver, and a transporter. The support is extendable and retractable along a direction of a die disposed in the press device. The support is configured to support from below a terminal end of the coiled material supplied from the coiled material supply device. The first driver is configured to cause the support to extend and retract. The transporter is provided to the support and is configured to transport the terminal end of the coiled material toward the die disposed in the press device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Ishihara, Ikuhiro Hirotani, Hidekazu Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 10793303
    Abstract: An externally-powered strapping tool includes a strapping tool assembly configured to perform one or more strapping operations; and an external power source operatively coupled thereto, the external power source being attached to the strapping tool assembly in a substantially immovable manner. According to another aspect, a strapping tool assembly includes one or more strapping tool subassemblies configured to perform one or more strapping operations; a power transfer subassembly operatively coupled to the one or more strapping tool subassemblies, the power transfer subassembly configured to transfer motive power from an external power source to the one or more strapping tool subassemblies; and a coupling member configured to couple the strapping tool assembly to the external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Golden Bear LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Sikora, Stephen William Sikora, Charles Russell Patzer
  • Patent number: 10785918
    Abstract: A device and method comprising a large square baler with a pre-comprssion chamber that accumulates hay and moves it into the compression chamber, one or more near infrared specrocopy (NIRS) sensors mounted near the top of the pre-compression chamber, a means to read inputs from the sensors only when the stuffer forks are moving hayfrom the pre-compression chamber into the main chamber and a processor to average multiple readings from the nirs sensors from that inteval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Harvest Tec, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10785919
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for controlling the orientation of a bale discharged from an agricultural round baler according to the position of the discharge gate. When the bale reaches the desired orientation inside the bale forming chamber, such as when a segment or the cut end of the bale wrap is within a desired angular position, an electro-hydraulic control valve is activated, manually or automatically, to actuate the gate cylinders to open the gate, thereby stopping bale rotation and discharging the bale in the desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Timothy J. Kraus
  • Patent number: 10779475
    Abstract: A bale forming apparatus including a bale forming device providing a bale forming chamber, a rotatable driving member, a shaft, and a free-wheel clutch provided between the shaft and the rotatable driving member. The shaft drives at least temporarily the rotatable driving member. The free-wheel clutch transfers a rotation of the shaft onto the driving member. The rotated driving member drives at least one part of the bale forming device. The bale forming device forms a bale in the provided bale forming chamber. At least one time the rotatable driving member is rotated with respect to the shaft. The free-wheel clutch enables this rotation of the rotatable driving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Company B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Rodewald
  • Patent number: 10781021
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing items includes a twist tie and a stretchable end for the twist tie, the stretchable end molded around the twist tie. The stretchable end includes an aperture, a narrow slit in the stretchable end. In one configuration, the aperture may stretch wider and longer than a starting shape. The stretchable end is made of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) and has a durometer between 30 and 100 shore A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NITE IZE, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Martinson
  • Patent number: 10780663
    Abstract: The following pertains to a horizontally-situated high capacity rosin press capable of applying heat and pressure in a chamber to extract and collect rosin from inserted plant materials. The extracted rosin is capable of being collected via gravity-induced drainage, eliminating the need for manual separation of rosin and remaining plant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Aaron Levine
  • Patent number: 10773841
    Abstract: A tool for tensioning, cutting and/or punching a band of a band-type clamp, a band and buckle attachment, and a band punch attachment are provided. The tool includes a nose piece to receive a tail of the band and a lever pivotably secured to the nose piece. The band and buckle attachment includes a main body having a band guide slot and a blade guide intersecting the band guide slot. A blade is movably positioned in the blade guide. A blade biasing element is positioned between the blade and the main body. The band punch attachment includes a main body having a band guide slot and a punch mechanism rotatably mounted on the main body. The punch mechanism includes a punch guide having a passageway and a punch tool movably positioned in the punch guide. A spring is positioned in the passageway urging the punch tool in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventor: Wayne J. Skonieczny, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10773885
    Abstract: Movable integrated system for waste collection, including a container structure, adapted to be installed at least partially above ground, the structure including a plurality of access doors to a plurality of waste collection compartments or containers contained in the container structure that are made of two-dimensional modular structure; the container structure integrates a waste compaction unit supplied by a respective access hatch and transferring compacted waste into the collection containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Pietro Dall'Armi
  • Patent number: 10757864
    Abstract: An accumulator system for a bale recompression system that recompresses a round bale into a square bale includes a bottom platen to receive the round bale and a movable platen translatable relative to the bottom platen. The accumulator system includes a source of a bale diameter that indicates a diameter of the round bale to be received and a controller, having a processor, configured to: receive as input the bale diameter and output one or more control signals to move the movable platen based on the bale diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Timothy J. Kraus
  • Patent number: 10745156
    Abstract: A device for banding products includes a supply mechanism for supplying band material from a supply roll, a strap chute for forming a loop in an end portion of the band material around a space for accommodating products, and a cutter for cutting off the end portion and means for closing the loop. The supply mechanism includes conveyors for gripping the band material over part of its length and conveying the same in a guided manner, as well as a motor for driving the conveying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BANDALL PRODUCTIE B.V.
    Inventor: Henk Hendriks
  • Patent number: 10745157
    Abstract: A device for banding products includes a supply mechanism for supplying band material from a supply roll at an unwinding speed, a strap chute for forming a loop in an end portion of the band material around a space for accommodating products at a banding speed, a cutter for cutting off the end portion and a sealer for closing the loop. A buffer mechanism is disposed between the supply mechanism and the strap chute, and includes at least a first and a second assembly of conveyors for conveying the band material from the supply mechanism to the strap chute at a conveying speed and a motor for driving the conveyors. The first and the second assembly of conveyors are driven independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BANDALL PRODUCTIE B.V.
    Inventor: Henk Hendriks
  • Patent number: 10745648
    Abstract: A system and method for the extraction of a material, wherein the system is configured for use with a press assembly and the extraction system includes a press ram, a pressure vessel for holding the material to be extracted, a filter, bottom hot plate and a cooling plate. The extraction system a novel system and method for improved marijuana oil and rosin extraction and manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Lewis
  • Patent number: 10736456
    Abstract: A manual food ricer tool includes a lower body assembly, one or a plurality of lower handles or grips connected to the body assembly, a strainer with interchangeable and replaceable screen inserts and a handle connected to the sleeve insert that is pivotally disposable into the body assembly, a pressure applying pusher plate disposed on the upper handle assembly that is pivotably attached to the lower body assembly and displaceable into the sleeve insert, the upper handle assembly pivotably connected to the pusher plate and the body assembly. The upper and lower handles and grips feature ergonomic inserts for easier handling and operation, while the replaceable screen inserts provide convenience in selecting ricer patterns as well as faster switching between ricer patterns during use, and easier disassembly and cleaning of the ricer tool during and after usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Chef (GA) LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Junfola
  • Patent number: 10736455
    Abstract: An apparatus for obtaining fruit juice and/or fruit pulp from citrus fruit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ESPRESSIONS B.V.
    Inventor: Marcus Johannes Antonius Berendsen
  • Patent number: 10717249
    Abstract: Apparatus and system for controllably removing liquid from tofu with no or minimal cracking or deforming. An interior box contains tofu. Interior box is insertable and removable from exterior box. Interior box includes drain(s) for liquid removed from tofu, and resilient spacers on bottom to create space between bottoms of interior and exterior boxes for containing drained liquid and for cushioning tofu when pressed. A cover releasably attaches to top of nested boxes. Telescoping extender extends through cover into interior box. Extender is attached at one end to inside cover and attached at other end through a spring-loaded cap to a press plate. Extender has interior tier cylinder nested within exterior tier cylinder. Extender progressively telescopes interior cylinder out of exterior cylinder, and then telescopes exterior tier cylinder to extend press plate further into interior box to press tofu to release liquid. Spring-loaded cap on extender cushions pressure on tofu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Kyung Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10710838
    Abstract: The method for producing bindings includes: positioning at least one binding bobbin on a machine having: a winding bobbin including a device for supporting and a notch, an electric motor which is coupled to the winding bobbin; and at least one shaft capable of receiving a binding bobbin, supporting a free end of the binding of the binding bobbin on the winding bobbin, by the device for supporting; supplying electricity to the electric motor of the machine to drive the winding bobbin in rotation, so as to wind the binding of the binding bobbin over a plurality of turns around the winding bobbin; stopping the supply of electricity to the electric motor of the machine; and in the region of the notch of the winding bobbin, cutting the plurality of turns of bindings wound onto the winding bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Alain Dominguez