Patents Examined by Lee D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10994383
    Abstract: A detachable structure used for sheet metal joining comprising a first fixing frame, a second fixing frame, an anti-offset assembly, a connecting assembly and a pressing assembly; the first fixing frame is connected with the second fixing frame through the anti-offset assembly and the connecting assembly; the second fixing frame comprises a transverse plate a, a transverse plate b, a vertical plate a and a vertical plate b; the transverse plate a is vertically arranged on the edge of the bottom of one side of the vertical plate a, and the transverse plate b is vertically arranged on the edge of the top of one side of the vertical plate a; the vertical plate b is vertically arranged on the edge of one side of the bottom of the transverse plate b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Chongyi Liao
  • Patent number: 10987788
    Abstract: A bearing cup removal tool for removing a bearing cup from a bearing casting comprises a collar assembly and a displacing assembly. The collar assembly comprises a clamp member and a clamp assembly, where the clamp member defines a clamp surface. The clamp assembly deforms the clamp member to alter a shape of the clamp surface such that the clamp member may be configured to surround at least a portion of the bearing cup and the clamp member may be configured to frictionally engage at least a portion of the bearing cup to secure the clamp member to the bearing cup. The displacing assembly engages the clamp member and is adapted to engage the bearing casting such that operation of the displacing assembly forces the clamp member away from the bearing casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TIGER TOOL INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Michael Andrews
  • Patent number: 10987770
    Abstract: A Cartesian machine tool, of the type with a horizontal slide and a machining head supported in a cantilever manner by the slide, includes a slide carriage, with respect to which the slide can move horizontally with corresponding elements of horizontal translation, and a post, which includes two opposite guiding columns for the vertical movement of the slide carriage with elements of vertical translation. The slide carriage includes a first front part coupled to the post with the elements of vertical translation and a second rear part coupled to the first part with elements of translation in a transverse direction with respect to a direction of motion of the slide with respect to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HPT SINERGY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gabriele Piccolo
  • Patent number: 10986815
    Abstract: A dog grooming clamp. The dog grooming clamp has a base member, two parallel and opposing arms extending from either end of the base member, and a third arm with a threaded aperture that is perpendicularly attached to a first arm. A hollow channel extends along the entire length of the base member. A handle is pivotally attached to a second arm and designed to push a pin into the channel when rotated in a first direction, such that when a rope is positioned within the channel, the pin pushes the rope against the channel, locking it in place. The rope can be easily released by rotating the handle in an opposing direction. A threaded rod is inserted within the threaded aperture and is used to easily attach the dog grooming clamp to a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Tracy Tower
  • Patent number: 10991616
    Abstract: A method for the joining of ceramic pieces into an assembly adapted to be used in semiconductor processing. The joined pieces are adapted to withstand the environments within a process chamber during substrate processing, chamber cleaning processes, and the oxygenated atmosphere which may be seen within the shaft of a heater or electrostatic chuck. The ceramic pieces may be aluminum nitride and the pieces may be brazed with aluminum. The joint material is adapted to withstand both the environments within a process chamber during substrate processing, and the oxygenated atmosphere which may be seen within the shaft of a heater or electrostatic chuck. The joint is adapted to provide a hermetic seal across the joint. The joined pieces are adapted to be separated at a later time should rework or replacement of one of the pieces be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Alfred Grant Elliot, Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Richard Erich Schuster, Dennis George Rex, Alexander Veytser
  • Patent number: 10987789
    Abstract: A production aid for positioning at least one component relative to a further component includes a monolithic positioning main body configured such that, given its prescriptively correct arrangement on the further component, it predefines a prescriptively correct positioning of the component relative to the further component. The positioning main body includes at least one opening, into which a spacer bushing is positively fitted. The spacer bushing has a through hole through which a positioning pin is guided, or a positioning pivot, which is configured monolithically with the spacer bushing. The positioning main body, via the positioning pin or the positioning pivot, makes contact with the further component, and a longitudinal center axis of the through hole is arranged parallelly offset from a longitudinal center axis of the positioning pin or pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raphael Koch, Lars Bognar
  • Patent number: 10992118
    Abstract: A wire stripping tool includes a shaft having a handle at a distal end and a wire cutting device at a proximal end. The wire cutting device is a circular metallic form the plane of which is secured centrally and perpendicular to the shaft. A plurality of notches is disposed about the circumference of the circular metallic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Donald A. Buss
  • Patent number: 10988155
    Abstract: A pallet jack includes a base and a pair of tines extending from the base. The pair of tines including a first tine and a second tine. A load wheel supports an outer end of each of the pair of tines. Each load wheel is configured to move toward and away from the respective tine to raise the tine off a floor on which the load wheel is supported. The first tine including a support surface configured to selectively be a lowermost surface of the tine to facilitate lateral displacement of the first tine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 10987769
    Abstract: A tooling base that is an improvement over current designs in the form of simplified number of parts, easier manufacturing of parts and that can be actuated for clamping and releasing a tooling fixture by pneumatic, other computer controlled means as well as manually is described. The tooling base uses clamping fixtures that are spring loaded to press cleats into recesses on alignment studs that locate and hold any variety of tooling fixtures to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Steve Grangetto, Adam Lane
  • Patent number: 10981289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guide sleeve for a machine tool for the automated placement of stripping claws, wherein a receiving slot (2) is provided at one end and a solid material base (4) is provided at the other end, and wherein a machine-tool stop (3) is positioned between the receiving slot (2) and the solid material base (4). The guide sleeve is characterised in that the receiving slot (2) is an elongate hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOXPLAN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Tobias Jakob
  • Patent number: 10981290
    Abstract: A workpiece transportation system includes a machining palette that is able to move while holding a cut workpiece including a product and the remainder; a supporter that receives the workpiece from the machining palette and supports the workpiece; a suction attacher disposed on the supporter and attaches by suction to at least the product in the workpiece supported by the supporter; and a gripper that separates the remainder from the product attached to by suction by the suction attacher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsugoro Fukada, Daisuke Katsuyama, Yoshio Hotta
  • Patent number: 10981695
    Abstract: A pallet structure includes at least one bottom plate and at least one air bag. The at least one bottom plate is disposed on a bottom side of the cabinet for supporting the cabinet. The at least one air bag is detachably installed on a bottom side of the at least one bottom plate. The at least one air bag is inflated to prop the at least one bottom plate against the cabinet upwardly until at least one supporting component of the cabinet leaves away from a supporting surface, so as to effectively absorb a shock load during transportation of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wiwynn Corporation
    Inventor: Jheng-Ying Jiang
  • Patent number: 10974368
    Abstract: A table tennis assembly apparatus is provided. The table tennis assembly apparatus may provide a base substrate and an overlaying cutting substrate. Along at least one peripheral of the base substrate may be a bar panel and or one or more clamps. Each clamp is for urging a first force distributor to sandwich a table tennis blade, in a uniform manner, against a glued table tennis rubber supported by the base substrate. After a predetermined amount of time a user may swap the first force distributor for a smaller second force distributor, enabling the user to trim the table tennis rubber around the perimeter of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Todd Guay
  • Patent number: 10974376
    Abstract: A device for mounting a ring gear of an epicyclic gear train, the ring gear including a front ring gear and a rear ring gear, the device including: a plurality of longitudinal guides; a front mounting forming a portion of circle, including: at least two holes for passing the guides; a plurality of first system for supporting and rotating the front ring gear relative to the axis thereof, movable between a first position in which the front ring gear is supported and can rotate relative to the axis thereof and a second position in which the front ring gear is not supported; a rear mounting forming a portion of circle, including: at least two holes for passing the guides; and a plurality of second system for supporting and rotating the rear ring gear relative to the axis thereof, movable between a third position in which the rear ring gear is supported and can rotate relative to the axis thereof and a fourth position in which the rear ring gear is not supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Jordane Peltier, Alexis Dombek, Jamal Goudar
  • Patent number: 10974938
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a chassis and a lift assembly. The chassis includes a frame defining a pair of tow points. The lift assembly includes an adapter assembly and a lift device. The adapter assembly includes a first adapter and a second adapter, each adapter configured to be coupled to one of the pair of tow points, and each adapter defining an adapter aperture, and a cross member extending laterally across the vehicle and received by each adapter aperture. The lift device includes a lift base and a pair of receivers coupled to the lift base and configured to engage with the cross member of the adapter assembly. The pair of receivers support the cross member in a vertical direction. The adapter assembly is configured to receive and redirect a lifting force of the lift device to selectively reconfigure the vehicle between a lowered position and an elevated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Oshkosh Defense, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua L. Fenner
  • Patent number: 10968709
    Abstract: A transportation apparatus is described herein that comprises a lifting apparatus having a support structure, a base portion and a scissor-lift device disposed between the support structure and the base portion. The scissor-lift device having a first arm having a first end and a second end pivotally connected to a second arm having a first end and a second end. The first end of the first arm is hingedly connected to the base portion and the second end of the first arm is slidably engaged with the support structure. Similarly, the first end of the second arm is slidably engaged with the base portion and the second end of the second arm is hingedly connected to the support structure. A method of raising centrifuge equipment to a desired height via the lifting apparatus is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: White's Equipment Rental, LLC
    Inventors: Billy R. Riggs, Christopher L. Kuykendall
  • Patent number: 10968514
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate mounting table for use in a plasma-based processing apparatus that performs a plasma-based process on a substrate inside a processing container, which includes a substrate mounting portion having a front surface subjected to a mirroring treatment and on which the substrate is mounted, and an edge portion located around the substrate mounting portion and treated to have an uneven shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kohichi Satoh, Hideaki Yamasaki, Motoko Nakagomi, Junya Oka
  • Patent number: 10967485
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus is provided with: a metallic detector that is provided to a pivot shaft pivotally moving integrally with a clamp arm under the operation of a driving unit, in such a manner as to extend along the pivot shaft so as to be around the axis thereof; and one proximity sensor that is arranged so as to be opposed to the detector and that detects the magnetic loss of the detector. The detector is formed so that the area of a sensor opposing part opposed to a detection surface of the proximity sensor changes in association with the pivotal moving of the pivot shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Terasaki, Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Atsushi Tamai, Koichi Katsumata
  • Patent number: 10966572
    Abstract: Surfaces suitable for cutting boards, cheese boards or other food preparation activities. In certain embodiments, the surfaces are wood that has been subjected to torrefaction. In certain embodiments, the surfaces are substantially planar, and include one or more pegs that have antimicrobial activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Lawrence Berndt
  • Patent number: 10968086
    Abstract: An apparatus for lifting a vehicle top is disclosed. The apparatus may include a base frame including two or more legs and one or more support structures couplable to the one or more legs at a selected angle. The apparatus may include a body frame including a main support and a lifting arm bracket couplable to the main support. The apparatus may include a lifting arm including a lifting platform couplable to a lifting support and one or more stabilizing linkages couplable to the lifting arm bracket, the lifting arm, and the lifting support. The lifting platform may engage an underside of a vehicle top and maintain an orientation substantially parallel to a ground surface as the lifting arm rotates about an axis through the lifting arm bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas W. Tennant