Patents Examined by Jonathan G Riley
  • Patent number: 11161268
    Abstract: A control unit of a cutting apparatus has a suction checking function of determining that foreign matter is clogged in a suction hole and issuing an instruction on removal of the foreign matter in a case where the value of a pressure gauge before mounting of a cutting blade onto a mount is less than a first predetermined value, and a mounting checking function of inhibiting start of rotation of a rotary shaft in a case where the value of the pressure gauge after mounting of the cutting blade onto the mount does not reach a second predetermined value smaller than the first predetermined value and permitting the start of rotation of the rotary shaft in a case where the value of the pressure gauge after mounting of the cutting blade onto the mount has reached the second predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Nitta, Harunobu Yuzawa, Yoshio Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11148316
    Abstract: A method for aligning a cutter plate in a pelletizer for polymer pellets using a remote alignment adjustment device having a mechanical distance measurement probe and a camera for taking photos or videos. The remote alignment adjustment device is attached to the drive shaft of the cutter plate and rotates with the shaft to correct the alignment in different positions of the die plate. Additionally, a process for preparing polyethylene pellets in a pelletizer using the method for aligning the cutter plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Arfie Wiradjaja, Guenter Sachs-Weingaertner
  • Patent number: 11148309
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel application of liquid-infused surface materials (LISM) to at least a portion of one or more surfaces of razor components (e.g., frame, housing, clips, blade supports, blade body, blade edge, lubricating bodies, guard, handle, grip, button). If applied to a skin contacting surface of a component, the one or more LISM layers may generally be abrasion-resistant, long-lasting or non-erodible, desirably elevating shaving performance, such as glide, comfort, rinsing, and cleanliness, while also simplifying the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Neville Sonnenberg, Alison Fiona Stephens, Joia Kirin Spooner-Wyman
  • Patent number: 11141193
    Abstract: Embodiments of pelvic floor muscle incising tool of this disclosure include a housing that provides an effective way to shoe-horn the tool and its surgical cutting blade into a precise location between a baby's head and the mother's pelvic floor muscles. The housing provides a duckbill shape that allows for precise placement of the blade to create the incision, protects the baby from the cutting blade (creating only a posterior incision in the vaginal canal), distributes forces applied by and to the baby's head, and allows for concealed extraction of the blade after the incision has been made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: William Clayton Martin, Corby Wade Smithton
  • Patent number: 11137356
    Abstract: A method for exposing a buried defect, the method may include illuminating, by a radiation source, an object that comprises the buried defect, with illuminating radiation that passes through radiation transparent part of a chuck, while the object is supported by the chuck; detecting, by a sensor, a detected radiation that passed through the object, to provide a visual indication about the buried defect, wherein the visual indication is indicative of a location of the buried defect; setting, based on the location of the buried object and a spatial relationship between a cleaving element and the sensor, a cleaving axis of a cleaving element to virtually cross the buried defect; and cleaving, by the cleaving element, the object to expose the buried object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SELA SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING LABORATORIES LTD.
    Inventors: Vladimir Zheleznyak, Anatoli Eizner
  • Patent number: 11135730
    Abstract: A switch lock apparatus includes a top plate; an insert; a spring; a lock plate; and a bottom plate. The top plate and the bottom plate are rotationally fixably attached. The spring separates a top surface of the lock plate and a bottom surface of the top insert. The insert, the spring, and the lock plate are rotationally fixably attached. The bottom plate includes a space for lodging a portion of the lock plate. The lock plate is substantially rotationally fixably attached when the portion is lodged in the space. The lock plate is rotationally movable with respect to the bottom plate when the portion is not lodged in the space. The insert is attached to a blade portion of a knife. At least one of the top plate and the bottom plate is attached to a handle portion of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rexford Knives, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Rexford
  • Patent number: 11135665
    Abstract: A handheld power tool (100) comprising at least one orientation sensor (150) is provided. The handheld power tool (100) is operatively connected to a controller (160; 210) and said controller (160; 210) is configured to receive orientation data from the at least one orientation sensor (150), wherein the orientation data comprises information associated with an orientation of at least a portion of the handheld power tool (100) and to determine operational data based on the orientation data, said operational data representing work performed using the handheld power tool (100). The operational data is determined by determining the orientation of the power tool based on the received orientation data from the at least one orientation sensor (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Pär Martinsson, Johan Hallendorff, Tomas Wykman
  • Patent number: 11123888
    Abstract: A razor handle. The razor handle can have a main body and a pivoting head pivotally coupled with the main body about a first axis of rotation. A severable benefit delivery member can extend from a main body connection on the main body to a pivoting head connection on the pivoting head, the benefit delivery member providing a first biasing torque on the pivoting head to affect an angular deflection about the first axis of rotation of the pivoting head relative to the main body. A spring member can extend from a spring-main-body connection on the main body to a spring-pivoting-head connection on the pivoting head, the spring member applying a second biasing torque to affect an angular deflection about the first axis of rotation of the pivoting head relative to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Ashok Bakul Patel, Steven Francis Quigley, Jin Kyung Kim, Eric Glenn Siegmann, Zachary Oliver Veugen, Regan Marie Fiascone, Steven Michael Bourque, Matthew Frank Murgida
  • Patent number: 11122735
    Abstract: A spool and a trimmer head. The trimmer head includes a housing defining a cavity and rotatable about an axis. A spool is supported in the cavity and operable to support line to be dispensed. The spool is movable along the axis relative to the housing, and the spool and the housing define cooperating conical surfaces to center the spool during movement of the spool toward and in a position relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Beth E. Cholst, Troy C. Thorson
  • Patent number: 11104028
    Abstract: Fences for use in table saws are disclosed. One embodiment may include an actuator, handle or lever to lock and unlock the fence from the table, where the actuator, handle or lever is positioned substantially above the tabletop and substantially within the perimeter of the table (including any rail associated with the table). Another embodiment may include an actuator, handle or lever to lock and unlock the fence from the table, where the actuator, handle or lever is positioned along a top surface of the fence and configured so that the fence unclamps from the saw when the actuator, handle or lever is pressed. The fence may be configured to include a material support shelf that is selectably extendable and retractable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SawStop Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Burke, John P. Nenadic, Stephen F. Gass, J. David Fulmer, Paul H. Stasiewicz
  • Patent number: 11104022
    Abstract: A razor blade cartridge includes: a housing: a razor blade fixedly mounted in the housing including: an edge that is elongated in a direction orthogonal to shaving direction, the edge includes a cutting edge formed in a single arch and opposing rear and front faces, wherein the cutting edge extends along a longitudinal direction which is orthogonal to shaving direction; a connection portion extended and bent from the edge toward a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction and orthogonal to the shaving direction, the connection portion having faces continuous with the front and rear faces of the edge respectively; and a support portion extending from the connection portion in the direction orthogonal to both the longitudinal direction and the shaving direction, the support portion supporting the edge and the connection portion, the connection portion and the support portion are a single body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: DORCO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Ho Park, Su Hwan Kim, Byung Sun Ahn
  • Patent number: 11097388
    Abstract: A fence assembly for a table saw includes a primary fence including a first elongated body having a first body first side, a first body second side, a first body top side, and a first body bottom side, and a first height measured between the first body top side and the first body bottom side. A secondary fence is pivotally mounted to the primary fence and pivotable between a deployed position adjacent one of the first body first side or the first body second side, and a stowed position adjacent the other of the first body first side or the first body second side. The secondary fence includes a second elongated body having a second body top side and a second body bottom side, and a second height measured between the second body top side and the second body bottom side. The second height is less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventor: David E. Dutterer
  • Patent number: 11084177
    Abstract: A knife is provided that includes a replaceable blade element. The knife employs a blade carrier that is fixedly interconnected to or foldable with respect to a handle. The blade carrier selectively receives the replaceable blade element that is locked into the blade carrier by way of a hook and movable pin combination. The replaceable blade element is designed to be inserted within the blade carrier quickly, easily, and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: OUTDOOR EDGE CUTLERY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David R. Bloch, Chen Haisheng, Liang Houkun
  • Patent number: 11076953
    Abstract: Systems, dies, and methods are provided for processing pericardial tissue. The method includes positioning a die-cut assembly over the pericardial tissue, the die-cut assembly including a die having a plate, a die pattern, and an opening, the die pattern attached to the plate, the opening formed in the plate to provide access to the pericardial tissue, and measuring a thickness of the tissue through the opening. The die-cut assembly may be mounted for automated vertical movement, and a platen on which the tissue is placed is capable of automated horizontal movement. Different target areas on the tissue can be assessed by measuring the thickness through the die, and when an area is deemed suitable the die pattern cuts a shape therefrom. The system is useful for cutting uniform thickness heart valve leaflets, and can be automated to speed up the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Oanh H. Nguyen, Ivan Jankovic, Diana Nguyen-Thien-Nhon, Juan C. Velez, Jon Boomgarden
  • Patent number: 11077568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electric shavers, handpieces of such shavers and a method of manufacturing such electric shavers. More particularly, the present invention relates to a shaver set comprising a plurality of electric shavers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Joachim Krauss, Cirilo Javier Perez Lopez, Uwe Ludaescher, Sebastian Hottenrott
  • Patent number: 11065700
    Abstract: Post notch forming tool mounted on a handheld saw blade for forming a notch in a post end. The tool has a base, a handle, and two L-shaped members with bolt assemblies for attaching the tool to the saw blade. The base has a first extended lip which slides downwardly along the post's outer surface to guide the tool to form a 3-inch notch. A spacer member is selectively attached to the L-shaped members and has a second extended lip which slides downwardly along the post's outer surface to guide the tool to form a 1½ inch notch. Method steps include using the power saw blade to form a transverse cut intersecting the longitudinal axis, using the extended lip of the base to form a 3-inch notch, or attaching the spacer member and using its extended lip to form a 1½ inch notch in the post's outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: John L. Chipman
  • Patent number: 11058063
    Abstract: An implement includes a bale cutting device, which includes a carrier that can be pivoted about a pivot axis, and a support connected to the carrier. A cutter bar is attached to and supported by the support so as to be movable at least substantially in the direction of a longitudinal extent of the support. The implement may include at least one pick-up for engaging a bale. In operation, the cutter bar is positioned on a far side of the bale, with the bale between the carrier and the cutter bar. The cutter bar may then be drawn inward into the bale to cut the bale approximately in half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Lionel Guiet
  • Patent number: 11027349
    Abstract: A power tool includes: a power assembly including a motor, the motor including a motor shaft rotatable about a motor axis; an output assembly including an output shaft; a transmission assembly; a first housing; a second housing; wherein the power tool is provided with a first vibration isolation plane and a second vibration isolation plane; the first vibration isolation plane is provided with a first vibration isolation block, and the second vibration isolation plane is provided with a second vibration isolation block; the whole composed of the first vibration isolation block and the second vibration isolation block is at least provided with a spacing portion between the first housing and the second housing; the second housing is spaced apart from the first housing at the spacing portion; the first vibration isolation block and the second vibration isolation block are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qi Ling, Rong Wang, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 11027447
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises: (1) a box with specifically designed blades for cutting; (2) a motor for rotating the blades over each other; (3) a sweeper mechanism to gently move the flowers around the enclosure blade; and, (4) a brush mechanism to gently tumble flowers over the blade surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Cullen Raichart
  • Patent number: 11027439
    Abstract: A self-defense weapon for women and others, comprising a lightweight, portable single or multi-bladed weapon adapted to be held in the hand and when activated by squeezing, one or more blades are exposed outwardly between the fingers. When the hand is relaxed, the weapon is deactivated, and the blades retract into the body of the weapon (sheath) protecting the user, so the weapon may be safely carried in the user's pocket or purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ALBL LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Levine, Joshua D. Levine, Evan M. Levine