Patents Examined by Lee A Holly
  • Patent number: 10807810
    Abstract: A part feeding apparatus includes a guide, a separator, and a lift mechanism. The guide is to guide stacked parts stacked in a height direction along a height of the part feeding apparatus. The separator is configured to pick up a bottommost part located at a bottom of the stacked parts in the height direction. The lift mechanism is configured to lift the stacked parts except for at least the bottommost part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Yuji Tanoue
  • Patent number: 10809010
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of heat dissipation unit includes steps of: providing a mold having an upper mold section and a lower mold section, the lower mold section being formed with a receiving depression and at least one sink; providing an upper plate, a lower plate, a capillary structure and at least one heat conduction member, the heat conduction member being positioned in the sink, the lower plate, the capillary structure and the upper plate being sequentially positioned in the receiving depression, then the heat conduction member, the lower plate, the capillary structure and the upper plate being thermally pressed and connected with each other by means of the upper and lower mold sections; and integrally connecting the heat conduction member with the lower plate when the upper and lower plates are thermally pressed and connected to form the plate body by means of the upper and lower mold sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuei-Feng Chiang, Kuo-Chun Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10807145
    Abstract: A device for forming inside three-dimensional finned tube by multi-edge ploughing and extruding, comprises a machine frame, a machine head, a supporting mechanism, an axial feeding mechanism and a cutter assembly for forming inside fins. The machine head, the supporting mechanism and the axial feeding mechanism are axially mounted on the machine frame in sequence. The cutter assembly for forming inside fins is mounted on the feeding mechanism. One end of a metal tube to be machined for forming inside three-dimensional fins is clamped on a chunk of a rotary main shaft of the machine head, and the other end thereof is placed on the supporting mechanism. The rotary main shaft of the machine head provides the rotation power for the metal tube, and the axial feeding mechanism drives the cutter assembly to move linearly along a coaxial line of the metal tube and the cutter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Zhenping Wan, Shufeng Huang, Shuiping Zou, Longsheng Lu, Yong Tang
  • Patent number: 10808542
    Abstract: A method of forming a gas turbine engine component according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, attaching a cover skin to an airfoil body, the airfoil body and the cover skin cooperating to define pressure and suction sides of an airfoil, and moving the airfoil in a forming line including a plurality of stations. The plurality of stations include a set of heating stations, a deforming station and a set of cool down stations. The moving step includes positioning the airfoil in the set of heating stations to progressively increase a temperature of the airfoil, then positioning the airfoil in the deforming station including causing the airfoil to deform between first and second dies, and then positioning the airfoil in the set of cool down stations to progressively decrease the temperature of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, Thomas DeMichael
  • Patent number: 10800016
    Abstract: A tool for mounting a protective sleeve onto a wire. According to example forms, the protective sleeve is resiliently-flexible and longitudinally-slitted and the wire is in the form of an audio cable. The tool includes a tube-mounting assembly and a wire holder. According to some example forms, the tool includes a handle for grasping the tool during use. In some example forms, the wire is in the form of a charging cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ABBA DADDY LLC
    Inventors: Priscilla Sue Paquin, Christopher J. Paquin
  • Patent number: 10799067
    Abstract: A barbecue grill and shelf assembly in which the grill has a cooking chamber. A hollowed bracket is attached to the cooking chamber and has a tube secured thereto and defining a hollow interior. A shelf with a distal end and a proximal and has a cylindrical post depending downwardly from the proximal end, whereby the post is received in the tube for pivotally mounting the shelf to the cooking chamber. The hollowed bracket serves to insulate the shelf mount and the securing mechanism from the heat of the cooking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Todd Johnston
  • Patent number: 10799634
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing one of a range of autoinjectors having cartridges (600, 600?, 600?) with different preset fill volumes, the method comprising the steps of: a) providing a front body assembly (100b, 100c, 100c?, 100c?), b) providing a cartridge (600, 600?, 600?) of given fill volume, c) providing a rear body assembly (100a) comprising a spring-driven drive ram assembly (310, 320) configured to drive the piston of a held cartridge (600, 600?, 600?), d) providing a ram spacer member (400, 400?, 400?), the ram spacer member defining a spacing geometry of length dimension (X1?, X1?, X1??, XS?, XS?, XS??, XR?, XR?, XR??) selected according to the fill volume of the cartridge (600, 600?, 600?), and e) assembling a front body assembly (100b, 100c, 100c?, 100c?), the cartridge (600, 600?, 600?), the ram spacer member (400, 400?, 400?) and the rear body assembly (100a) so that the ram spacer member (400, 400?, 400?) is arranged axially between the drive ram assembly (310, 320) of the rear body assembly (100a)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Mads Schenstroem Stefansen, Soeren Kjellerup Hansen, Klaus Bendix
  • Patent number: 10794427
    Abstract: A non-conventional, low temperature, process for applying a thin electrically insulating coating arrangement with high density, high purity, minimal porosity, and improved adhesion strength to a steel bearing component is provided. The bearing component is formed from steel and machined or otherwise formed to a near net shape. A high purity aluminum is electro-chemically deposited on the steel bearing component using a non-aqueous electrolyte in an inert environment to form a high purity aluminum coating at least over a portion of the steel bearing component. A surface of the high purity aluminum coating is then converted by an acid-bath into aluminum oxide to form an insulating layer. A bearing component and a bearing having such components is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Michael White
  • Patent number: 10787860
    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: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Clean-Tube LLC
    Inventor: Paul D. Jezek
  • Patent number: 10781593
    Abstract: A metal locking and unlocking tool for conveniently locking and also unlocking in particular sheets of metal such as shingles. The metal locking and unlocking tool includes A rigid sheet of material having a handle and a working end portion for engaging, locking and unlocking an object such as a sheet of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tracy Ellingson, Bill Anderson
  • Patent number: 10781976
    Abstract: An insulation product for a pipe or vessel having at least one aerogel insulation layer, an additional insulation layer positioned around the at least one aerogel insulation layer, and a protective cladding layer surrounding the at least one aerogel insulation layer and the additional insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Ralph Michael Fay, Jason J Koravos, Dennis A Kopp
  • Patent number: 10760153
    Abstract: The manufacture of a metal turbomachine part, comprising steps consisting of melting a titanium-aluminium intermetallic compound by plasma torch in a ring mould, extracting therefrom an ingot, as cast, in a state cooled from molten, cutting the ingot into at least one blank with an external shape that is simpler than the more complex one of said part to be manufactured, and machining the blank in order to obtain the part with said more complex external shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Céline Jeanne Marcillaud, Marie Mineur-Panigeon
  • Patent number: 10751960
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a steel gear-shaped cutter which has cutting edges for die-cutting a fiber mat into a predetermined gear shape. The cutting edges include tooth-top, tooth-bottom and tooth-surface cutting edges, and. The cutter has an inclined cylindrical exterior shape so that its thickness gradually increases from the cutting edges toward the base end. V-shaped grooves are formed on the exterior surface and become shallower from the cutting edge toward the base end. The wedge angle (?1) of the tooth-bottom line from the tooth-bottom cutting edge to the base end is greater than the wedge angle (?2) of the tooth-top cutting edge surface from the tooth-top cutting edges to the base end. The thickness (W1) of the tooth-bottom cutting edge is greater than the thickness (W2) of the tooth-top cutting edge on the base-side end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Tatsuru Kioka
  • Patent number: 10743702
    Abstract: A cooking control method of a cooking appliance comprises the following steps: acquiring a rice species identifier of rice to be cooked (S1); receiving cooking preference information of a user (S2); acquiring a corresponding rice species type according to the rice species identifier (S3); acquiring a corresponding cooking curve according to the cooking preference information and the rice species type (S4); and controlling the cooking appliance according to the cooking curve (S5). The cooking control method controls a cooking process according to user preference and the rice species type, thus greatly improving a cooking effect of the cooking appliance, and improving use satisfaction of the user. Also disclosed are a cooking appliance and cooking control device thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Nanjun Li
  • Patent number: 10736719
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tooth replacement forming device (10) comprising an abutment on or to which a dental structure made of dental material, especially ceramics, can be fastened. The abutment is mounted on the implant using a detachable connection, in particular a screw connection, the abutment being provided with an implant connection, a collar, and a tubular portion to be connected to the dental structure. The disclosed device (10) is characterized in that a surrounding auxiliary element made of a residue-free material is arranged in such a way as to rest against the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventor: Goran Burger
  • Patent number: 10737312
    Abstract: A plant (10) for realising fitted hydraulic hoses (H) which comprises: a cutting station (20) provided with a cutter (21) configured such as to cut a hydraulic hose (H2) into a plurality of portions of hose (H1); a storage station (60) of a plurality of hydraulic fittings (F), each of which is able to be fixed to an end of a portion of hose (H1) into which the hydraulic hose (H2) is cut; a crimping station (80) provided with a crimping press (81) configured such as to crimp a hydraulic fitting (F) to an end of the portion of hose (H1); and a control and command unit (100) operatively connected to the crimping press (81) of the crimping station (100), configured for determining a blocking force of the crimping press (81) according to an indicative parameter of the type of hydraulic hose (H2) cut in the cutting station (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERTRACO (ITALIA) S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Bertazzoni, Tommaso Amadei, Jouni Lyly-Yrjänäinen
  • Patent number: 10731259
    Abstract: A method of making a piston for an opposed-piston engine comprises providing a piston. The piston comprises a substantially cylindrical portion including a sidewall and a piston crown located at an end of the piston. The piston crown comprises an end surface structured to form a combustion chamber when disposed within a cylinder bore in cooperation with an end surface of a cooperating opposing piston. A bonding layer including a bonding material is deposited on the end surface of the piston crown using a high velocity oxy-fuel spray process. At least one thermal barrier layer comprising ceramic material is deposited above the bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Koeberlein, J. Steven Kolhouse, Michael Hays
  • Patent number: 10716368
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for operably mounting a slider onto a recloseable plastic zipper closure includes a rotor having at least one slider-engaging shoulder; an insertion wedge adjacent to the rotor and sized to slidably accommodate the slider for mounting onto a zipper closure; and a zipper guide member adjacent to the rotor and adjacent to the insertion wedge for guiding and holding a zipper closure while the slider is mounted thereon. The insertion wedge will have a leading edge and a trailing edge and increase in thickness from the leading edge to the trailing edge. The apparatus can be vertically oriented or horizontally oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. DeRue, Gregg Thompson
  • Patent number: 10718115
    Abstract: An elongated composite profile comprising a first flange and a second flange, the first flange and the second flange together forming an L-profile, and each of the flanges, inside the L-profile, having been given a first rib and a second rib, respectively, and the first flange, the second flange, the first rib and the second rib forming a longitudinal closed channel in the composite profile and a method for mounting the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Øglaend System AS
    Inventor: Arne Gya
  • Patent number: 10710186
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an impeller, the method including: a step of forming a cover that is provided with a plurality of blades; a step of disposing a core on the cover such that the core is interposed between the blades; a step of disposing a hub on the blades, the hub being a plate on which grooves conforming to shapes of the blades are formed; and a step of welding the hub and the blades, wherein through-holes conforming to the shapes of the blades are provided on the core, such that the blades are fitted in the core when the core is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Esao Yamada, Kentaro Orita, Takashi Yamakawa