Patents Examined by Lee D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11326360
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a jig for manufacturing a reinforcement cage, which comprises a base member, a plurality of rollers disposed on the base member and spaced at intervals, a trolley which is movable on the base member; a driving device for driving the trolley; and a member for positioning the main reinforcement disposed at the first end of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: RUENTEX ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Samuel Yin, Jui-Chen Wang, Shao Kuo Lu
  • Patent number: 11326647
    Abstract: There are disclosed apparatuses and methods for removal of a shaft bearing from a gate crossing mechanism. A bearing support includes support apertures and is positioned about the shaft bearing. A bearing ring includes ring apertures. A bearing tool includes keys in which each key has a shape allowing insertion through a ring aperture and a support aperture. The bearing tool shifts each key inward toward the shaft bearing. The bearing ring is rotated in a circular direction relative to the keys. The bearing tool withdraws the shaft bearing from the bearing support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard C. Bohme
  • Patent number: 11318593
    Abstract: A torque control method and apparatus for bolt tightening within predetermined rounds are provided. The method includes the following steps: connecting a torque control apparatus between an air supply system and a torque tool; generating a plurality of flow sets by the torque control apparatus according to the maximum air consumption of the torque tool under loading; obtaining the highest and lowest working air pressures and the corresponding maximum and minimum torque values according to each flow set, thereby constructing a relation curve between a plurality of working air pressure values and torque values; and obtaining the maximum controlling range under a working air pressure condition that the torque tool can be normally operated according to a relation curve between a plurality of working air pressures and torque values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA PNEUMATIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsiu-Feng Chu
  • Patent number: 11318583
    Abstract: A rail support system includes a clamp side having a channel with a first side and a second side, the first side and second side to engage around a post; an extension extending away from the second side; a plate engaged with the extension; a tightening screw engaged with the plate and further engaged with the first side; tightening the tightening screw pulls the first side and the second side together; a cradle side having an arm attached to the channel and extending away therefrom; and a cradle support attached to and extending away from the arm; the cradle support is to receive a rail; the clamp side is to secure to post while the cradle side is configured to engage with the rail such that the post and the rail are held in position for welding together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Rhett Shellenberger
  • Patent number: 11318584
    Abstract: An attachment jig includes a pressing member having a positioning portion configured to position a target component in a direction where an attachment target surface of a fixing target member extends, and a pressing portion configured to press the target component positioned by the positioning portion toward the attachment target surface, and a detachment member having a first abutting portion configured to come into contact with the attachment target surface, the first support surface, and the second support surface, and a second abutting portion configured to come into contact with the pressing member on the attachment target surface, is the detachment member being configured to cause the pressing member to be positioned in a direction where the attachment target surface extends with respect to the first support surface and the second support surface, and detachable from the pressing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Masuko, Takatsugu Nagahama
  • Patent number: 11318585
    Abstract: An insertion system includes an insertion device including a body defining a longitudinal axis, the body including a wall having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a cylindrical opening through the body, the body having a first body portion and a second body portion formed by separating the body along the longitudinal axis, an effector configured to interface with the insertion device, the effector having an effector body, a first mechanism coupled to the effector body and coupled to the first body portion of the insertion device, and a second mechanism coupled to the effector body and coupled to the second body portion of the insertion device, and an insertion mechanism coupled with the effector body. The insertion mechanism enables a force application at a position offset from the insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Muhammad E. Abdallah, James W. Wells, Clement Gosselin, Thierry Laliberte, Jerome Landure
  • Patent number: 11318917
    Abstract: A manual trailer lifting jack with drill power option includes: an outer tube; an inner tube that is telescopically slidable within the outer tube; a foot that is connected to a bottom of the outer tube; a top block that is connected to a top of the outer tube; a threaded rod that pass through a center of the top block and is rotatably held within the outer tube and fixed from axial movement relative to the outer tube; a threaded block that is connected to a top of the inner tube and has threads that engage the threaded rod so that a rotation of the threaded rod causes the inner tube to slide axially within the outer tube; a driving gear that is connect the top block and drives the threaded rod; a gear shaft that includes a bevel gear and a hexagonal head; and a gear housing that houses the gear shaft, driving gear, and the top block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FORCOME (ZHEJIANG) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chenpan Xiang
  • Patent number: 11319172
    Abstract: A method of leveling a parked freight trailer at a loading dock, the method comprising: (a) positioning a portable stabilizing device at least partially underneath a forward portion of the parked freight trailer; (b) positioning a lift associated with the portable stabilizing device to bear weight of the forward portion of the parked freight trailer; (c) reorienting the parked freight trailer so a floor of the parked freight trailer goes from a substantially non-parallel orientation to an approximately parallel orientation with respect to a floor of the loading dock by repositioning at least one of the jack and a landing gear of the parked freight trailer; and, (e) maintaining the lift in a weight bearing position while goods are at least one of unloaded from or loaded onto the parked freight trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Stabilock, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Terrance Kimener
  • Patent number: 11318582
    Abstract: A positioning guide device for positioning a blank in a forming die. The positioning guide device includes a positioning guide having a sloped positioning face designed to allow a peripheral edge of the blank to be positioned in a transverse direction by contact with the positioning face. The positioning guide device further comprises a housing module, the positioning guide being mounted in the housing module so as to be linearly displaceable in the transverse direction. The housing module having a spring system for preloading the positioning guide in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA METALFORMING GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Schnideritsch, Daniel Stelzer
  • Patent number: 11311999
    Abstract: Disclosed is an up-down worktable including a base frame, a lifting member installed on the base frame to be vertically slidable, a work support having one side surface provided with a mounting surface to allow an object to be transferred to be mounted thereon and having an end pivotably installed on the lifting member, a lift support portion installed on the base frame to move the lifting member upward while elastically supporting the lifting member to allow the lifting member to move downward according to a load of the object mounted on the mounting surface, and an angle restriction portion configured to restrict a pivoting angle of the work support so that the mounting surface is set in a direction of intersecting with a sliding direction of the lifting member to mount the object on the mounting surface or the work support stands straight with respect to the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OKO Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byeong Ki Go
  • Patent number: 11315822
    Abstract: A porous chuck table for holding a plate-like workpiece under suction includes a porous plate having a porous structure, the porous plate having a holding surface for holding the workpiece under suction thereon, and a frame surrounding the porous plate and having a face side lying flush with the holding surface. The porous plate is at least made of spherical glass particles, adjacent ones of the glass particles are partly joined together, and interstices between adjacent ones of the partly joined glass particles function as pores through which a fluid can flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Setsuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11312601
    Abstract: A movable lifting bracket relates to a field of lifting bracket and includes bearing frames, a main frame, and a mobile frame arranged on a lower portion of the main frame. Universal wheels and directional wheels are arranged on a lower portion of the movable frame. Adjusting sleeves are arranged on upper ends of the movable frame. First through holes are on an outer side of each of the adjusting sleeves. Lower ends of the main frame are inserted into the adjusting sleeves. A first limit pin is arranged on the outer side of each of the adjusting sleeves; A pressing frame is arranged on the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GLOBAL PURCHASE TRADING CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jianmei Yao
  • Patent number: 11311927
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cutting auxiliary device integrated with clamping and blanking functions includes a positioning and loading unit, a clamping unit and a supporting unit. The supporting unit and the clamping unit can slide left and right on the platform of the positioning and loading unit through the slide block and slide groove structure. The supporting unit and the clamping unit are connected through an adjustable push rod with a scale bar; The board is placed on the positioning platform, and the adjustable push rod is pushed to move the supporting unit and the clamping unit to fix the board again for cutting. After completion, the handwheel is turned to make the clamping platform rotate such that the material is transferred into the material receiving container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Meiping Wu, Xiaojin Miao, Yiqing Ma, Weipeng Duan, Peipei Lu
  • Patent number: 11305390
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for providing a clamp-up are provided. The methods and apparatuses include reaching through a first hole in a first part to grip a wall that defines a second hole in a second part to thereby pull the second part against the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Harinder S. Oberoi, Kevin Marion Barrick, Charles Yuanxin Hu
  • Patent number: 11305405
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cutter clamp (8, 37) that comprises a first arm part (10, 39) and a second arm part (11, 40), where the arm parts (10, 11; 39, 40) are arcuate and arranged to adjustably at least partially enclose a major part of a circumference (57, 63) having a center (58, 64). The cutter clamp (8, 37) comprises at least one hollow rod (21, 22; 48, 62) arranged for receiving a mounting rod (36) for a power cutter (1, 56) in a pivoting manner. The smaller circumference the arm parts (10, 11; 39, 40) are adjusted for, the closer to the center (58, 64) said hollow rod (21, 22; 48, 62) is moved. The present disclosure also relates to a cutter clamp attachment device (68), a cutter clamp kit and a cutter clamp holding frame (76).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventors: Torbjörn Almqvist, Robert Lerbro, Pär Carlsson
  • Patent number: 11305889
    Abstract: An assembly for accomplishing any of drone takeoff/landing, recharging, or package transfer/delivery. The assembly includes a base supporting at least one extendable member. A receiving platform is secured atop the member and a controller interfaces the assembly with the drone for issuing a set of commands for guiding the drone relative to the platform. The command instructions include at least an instruction to elevate/lower the platform at any point for the exchange or landing. Additional command instructions provide for managing each of pre-exchange, during-exchange or post-exchange interactions. The assembly also provides secure retention and post-exchange access by a recipient in the instance of a drone delivered and securely retained package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Janssen
  • Patent number: 11304485
    Abstract: A bezel making device is provided which may be used for the manufacture of fancy bezels, castellated bezels, serrated bezels, and other jewelry structures using a bezel material. In some embodiments, the device may include a front plate and a back plate. The front plate may have a first crenellated edge, the first crenellated edge having a plurality of first merlons and first crenels, in which each first merlon of the plurality of first merlons and first crenels is separated from an adjacent first merlon by a first crenel. The back plate may have a second merlon (preferably of a second crenellated edge having a plurality of second merlons and second crenels) and the bezel material may be held between the front plate and back plate by tensioning the bezel material between the plurality of first merlons and first crenels and the one or more second merlons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BezelEase LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Coren, Arthur Coren
  • Patent number: 11298803
    Abstract: A workpiece support includes a workpiece support element and a suction device. A workpiece is mounted on a workpiece side of the workpiece support element during machining. Towards a remote lower side, the workpiece support element is permeable to a waste air flow loaded with machining-related emissions. The suction device includes a vacuum generator and a suction line. The vacuum generator is configured to generate the waste air flow flowing from the workpiece side to the lower side, to suck off the waste air flow into the suction line in a flow direction and to subsequently discharge the waste air flow via the suction line. The suction line has a suction opening having a flow cross section which can be passed by the waste air flow in the flow direction. An opening width of the flow cross section and/or a position of the suction opening can be variably adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Blaser, Gunter Fischer
  • Patent number: 11289361
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a substrate chucking apparatus having a plurality of cavities formed therein. The cavities are formed in a body of the chucking apparatus and a plurality of support elements extend from the body and separate each of the plurality of cavities. In one embodiment, a first plurality of ports are formed in a top surface of the body and extend to a bottom surface of the body through one or more of the plurality of support elements. In another embodiment, a second plurality of ports are formed in a bottom surface of the plurality of cavities and extend through the body to a bottom surface of the body. In yet another embodiment, a first electrode assembly is disposed adjacent the top surface of the body within each of the plurality of support elements and a second electrode assembly is disposed within the body adjacent each of the plurality of cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Godet, Rutger Meyer Timmerman Thijssen
  • Patent number: 11285583
    Abstract: Examples provide a method and apparatus for fastener pin removal. A fastener pin removal tool includes a tool body having a workpiece interface surface, a threaded hole and opposing side edges. A fitting is coupled to the end of the threaded screw that is proximate the workpiece interface surface. The fitting includes a keyhole-slot configured to receive the head of a pin. The keyhole-slot defines a set of spaced-apart jaws configured to engage the head of the pin that is received within the keyhole-slot. A rotational end-piece is coupled to the threaded screw and rotates to cause the fitting and the set of spaced-apart jaws to pull the head of the pin received within the keyhole-slot. As the rotational end-piece pulls the pin head, the pin is removed from a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Stuart, Scott A. Miller