Patents Examined by Lee A Holly
  • Patent number: 11982080
    Abstract: A one-piece joint including a first member, a second member, and a third member is disclosed. Each member has a length and includes its own internal region. The second member is unitary with the first member and is disposed transverse to it. The third member, unitary with each of the first and second members, is disposed transverse to the other two members. Each member has an opening communicating with its interior region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventor: James Tiner
  • Patent number: 11980748
    Abstract: A cartridge and loading system for loading tamper-evident syringe caps into a robotic pharmaceutical compounding device. The compounding device has a syringe finishing station, and can transfer tamper-evident caps from the cartridge to the syringe finishing station. The cartridge has a floor disposed at an angle to horizontal. The device may include a vibratory element for vibrating the cartridge, so that tamper-evident caps are fed to an outlet of the cartridge by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Omnicell, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kaintz, Peter Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11982492
    Abstract: A tank for a heat exchanger includes an extruded tank section having a generally constant extrusion profile extending in a longitudinal direction from a first tank end to a second tank end. A first planar end cap is joined to the extruded tank section near the first tank end, and a second planar end cap is joined to the extruded tank section near the second tank end. Together, the extruded tank section and first and second end caps can at least partially define an internal tank volume. The first and second planar end caps are both arranged at non-perpendicular angles to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Issa Dandan, Thomas Michael Best, Zachary Ouradnik
  • Patent number: 11976516
    Abstract: A mounting system for window blinds is provided. The mounting system provides components that can be used to mount a window blind or shade. The components of the mounting system include flex brackets, mounting clips, railing devices, adjustable arms, spacers, etc. These components can be provided in different combinations to mount different types of blinds or shades to walls or ceilings, regardless of whether the wall to be mounted to is above, behind, or to the sides of the window blind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Tser Wen Chou, Mason Chou
  • Patent number: 11965479
    Abstract: A rotor lock assembly for locking a rotor of a wind turbine. The rotor lock assembly has at least one relocatable rotor lock. The relocatable rotor lock has a housing, a bushing element, a pin shaft position within the bushing element, and a locking mechanism. The housing includes a mounting portion adapted for mounting to a bearing housing adjacent to a rotor lock plate of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: GE Infrastructure Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brian William Manikas, Paul Howard Davidson, Michael Frederick Sander, Jacob Thomas Hoyt, Jason James Welsh, Kevin L Holmes
  • Patent number: 11965619
    Abstract: A method of tube plug installation in a heat exchanger or pressure vessel is provided. The method includes verifying the suitability of a selected tube plug with a specifically identified type of heat exchanger or pressure vessel before installation of the selected tube plug. The step of verifying being performed with a device having an app, software, or user interface and after having entered or accessed data concerning the selected tube plug and entering or accessing data concerning the specifically identified type of heat exchanger or pressure vessel and operating parameters of the specifically identified type of heat exchanger or pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: EST GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Hall, Alex Kotlyar, Ka'ren Sarkissian
  • Patent number: 11951584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alignment device (100) for adjusting a workpiece (400) on a machine table (300) of a numerically controlled machine tool (1000), the alignment device (100) comprises: a lower plate (20) which can be mounted on the machine table (300) of the machine tool (1000), an upper plate (10) which is movably arranged on the lower plate (20), on the upper side of which a workpiece carrier (200) can be mounted, an adjusting mechanism which is arranged between the lower plate (20) and the upper plate (10) for adjusting the relative position of the upper plate (10) to the lower plate (20), and a locking mechanism for securing the relative position of the upper plate (10) to the lower plate (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Angerhofer, Benjamin Jansen
  • Patent number: 11951576
    Abstract: An automated system for assembling a framed article including a plurality of canvases and a plurality of assembled frames to be combined with the plurality of canvases to form the framed articles. Each assembled frame is formed of a rear panel and a frame member that are detachably attached to one another with one canvas being stretched across a front face of the frame member. The automated system includes an assembly station including a movable presser head that is configured to detach and lift the rear panel from the frame member and a plurality of movable side guide fingers that are configured to fold side edges of the canvas over sides of the frame member to permit the presser head to press the rear panel down over the folded side edges of the canvas into engagement with the frame member with the canvas being captured between the frame member and the rear panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Knospler, Steven M. Spiro, Ryan Kelly
  • Patent number: 11925971
    Abstract: A manufacturing method is provided during which a plurality of first apertures are formed in a first plate to provide an apertured first plate. The apertured first plate is configured from or otherwise includes first plate metal. A first sheet is bonded to the apertured first plate to form a first grid structure. The first apertures extend through the apertured first plate to the first sheet. The first sheet is configured from or otherwise includes first sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Strutt
  • Patent number: 11926004
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a rolling ring shrink fitting tool for rotary equipment, including a lifting frame; a movement slot is formed in a bottom surface of a top of the lifting frame; an output end of a first motor is connected with a main gear; guide rollers are embedded in a lifting seat through bearings; shrink fitting plates are two semicircular structures; lifting lugs are welded on outer sides of the shrink fitting plates; tooth rings are arranged outside the shrink fitting plates; stop rods are fixed on inner walls of the tooth rings; supporting screw rods are embedded at sunken positions on inner walls of the shrink fitting plates through bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ZHONGJIAN WUZHOU ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Le Li, Rui Yang, Huaijun Ji, Qianbiao Xu, Haoji Deng, Yongjie Sun, Hong Yang, Yincheng Zhou, Bo Hu, Jie Ren, Lie Wang, Longfei Miao, Hansi Bai, Tiantian Hu, Jinxin Zhao, Yizhuan Qian, Changbao Chen, Xingzheng Yang, Xiaoli Guo, Lihui Du
  • Patent number: 11927301
    Abstract: The invention is a system and method for reinforcing an existing wall structure to support hanging a load from a wall. By employing a solidifiable fire-retardant composition adapted to solidify inside a hollow wall structure, a structural support may be formed to provide a suitable support structure for hanging a medium to heavy load in lieu of an unavailable stud. In exemplary embodiments, a method may include the steps of (a) forming an aperture on a wall panel, the aperture providing access through a front surface of the wall panel to a cavity behind a back surface of the wall panel; (b) applying, inside the cavity, a solidifiable fire-retardant composition adapted to solidify inside the cavity through the aperture; (c) allowing the fire-retardant composition to solidify inside the cavity; and (d) anchoring one or more wall fasteners to the wall panel and to the solidified fire-retardant composition inside the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Gerald R. Gray
  • Patent number: 11927212
    Abstract: A thin film-retaining washer with custom geometry that may further provide for a simple press-on installation while maintaining retention of fasteners during assembly, shipping, handling, and/or use of associated systems. The present retaining hardware is easily manufactured from sheet or film materials with minimal post-processing and may be scaled and optimized for use with multiple size and style of fasteners. Further, the thickness profile of the thin film retaining hardware facilitates lobe spring deflection to further provide secure retention of the associated fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Estridge, Mark J. Dube, William J. Elliott
  • Patent number: 11927220
    Abstract: In a method and system for producing a gear unit that includes a housing and a shaft with bearing(s), the housing having lower upper parts, and a bearing seat: the bearing is fitted onto the shaft, the outer ring of the bearing being limited axially by a retainer attached to the shaft; the shaft, bearing, and retainer are inserted into the lower part; the upper part is fitted onto and connected to the lower part, the bearing being received by first and second sub-regions; a shim ring is placed against the outer ring; screws are screwed into axially oriented threaded holes of the housing such that the shim ring is limited by the screw heads of the screws; and the retainer is removed and a bearing cover is connected to the housing and axially limits the shim ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Dietmar Strauß, Christoph Ruppaner
  • Patent number: 11927211
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fastening system and a method for fastening a fastening element made of a first material to a substrate made of a substrate material. A blind hole is made in the substrate, and a fastening element is anchored in the blind hole. A shaft of the fastening element defines a fastening direction and has a circumferential surface which is slanted or stepped in relation to the fastening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe Popp, Simon Stahel, Jens Schneider
  • Patent number: 11919734
    Abstract: A method for separating blanks includes continuous conveying of a sheet metal strip in a transport direction to a laser cutting station, concurrent cutting of the sheet metal strip by at least one cutting laser, wherein a cut sheet metal strip is formed from successive sections of the same cutting geometry, transporting the cut sheet metal strip on a first conveyor belt in the transport direction, taking over the cut sheet metal strip from the first conveyor belt, transporting the cut sheet metal strip in the transport direction, separately ejecting the at least one residual blank of each section, transporting the at least one blank of each section into overlap with a second conveyor belt and ejecting the at least one blank from the suction conveyor, and transporting the blanks ejected one after the other from the suction conveyor horizontally in the transport direction to a collecting station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Summerer, Alexander Seitz
  • Patent number: 11919661
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for installing ribs and/or spars to a wing panel while a contour is enforced. Methods include suspending a wing panel beneath a shuttle that enforces the contour, advancing the wing panel through work stations via the shuttle, and installing a rib or a spar (or another wing panel) at a work station, while the contour is enforced. Other methods include locating a wing panel beneath a shuttle, coupling adjustable-length pogos to the wing panel at locations distinct from those corresponding with an installation location, e.g. for a rib or a spar, and controlling the length of the pogos to enforce a contour to the wing panel. Some systems include a track, work stations disposed along the track, and a shuttle to advance along the track and convey a wing panel to each of the work stations while enforcing a contour onto the wing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel R. Smith, Darrell D. Jones
  • Patent number: 11911753
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb structure including at least one slit filled with a filling material in a cross section in an axial direction of the honeycomb structure, wherein the honeycomb structure includes: an outer peripheral wall; and a partition wall, the partition wall defining a plurality of cells, wherein the method includes the steps of: preparing a honeycomb structure element comprising at least one slit; masking one end face of the honeycomb structure element except for the slit; and providing the honeycomb structure comprising the at least one slit filled with the filling material by applying a pressure to an axial direction of the honeycomb structure element and feeding the filling material from the one end face to intrude the filling material from the slit on the one end face side to the slit on the other end face side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuto Naito
  • Patent number: 11905038
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for assembling a section of a fuselage of an aircraft. The method includes pulsing a half barrel section of the fuselage along a track in a process direction, utilizing an indexing feature associated with the half barrel section to determine a desired contour for a portion of the half barrel section, and enforcing the desired contour onto the half barrel section using components that enforce an inner mold line and components that enforce an outer mold line when the half barrel section is out of tolerance from the desired contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel R. Smith, Darrell D. Jones
  • Patent number: 11904423
    Abstract: Provided is a bilateral ultrasonic rolling processing track coordination method for a blade surface, the method comprising: step S1, performing layering processing on a blade to acquire a contour curve of “A”-shaped and “n”-shaped blade edges of a blade model at different heights; step S2: determining the endpoints of a blade processing track; and step S3: planning the thickness and the rotation angle of the blade, comprising: step S31, solving a main direction angle ?main of the contour curve; step S32, solving the thickness d of the blade; step S33, solving a rotation angle required by blade processing when the blade edge is “A”-shaped; and step S34, solving the rotation angle required by blade processing when the blade edge is “n”-shaped. According to the method, blade deformation generated by an ultrasonic rolling force is reduced, the processing efficiency is improved, and the blade processing precision is also improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: EAST CHINA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xiancheng Zhang, Kaiming Zhang, Shulei Yao, Shuang Liu, Feng Cheng, Shantung Tu
  • Patent number: 11905792
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing rubber stator material from inside a housing includes a head, at least one blade, and an actuator. For example, the apparatus can be used to core out rubber material from the housing so new material can be molded therein. Also, the apparatus can be used to cut back excess rubber material newly molded in the housing. The head is rotated about an axis and is moved along the axis relative to the housing. The at least one blade is pivotably connected to the head and removes the rubber stator material at least partially from inside the housing with the rotation and movement of the head through the housing. The actuator is associated with the at least one blade and is operable to adjust a pivot of the at least one blade relative to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Clean-Tube LLC
    Inventor: Paul D. Jezek