Patents Examined by Lee D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10099310
    Abstract: A welding tool has a handle with a base end and an exit end. A bottom plate is affixed to the base end and preferably encloses the base end of the handle. A washer is affixed to the exit end of the handle. The washer defines an orifice and provides a surface for preventing a user's hand from slipping during use of the welding tool. A plurality of rods extends outwardly from the handle through the orifice. The rods are preferably affixed to the bottom plate at a base end and have a surface contacting end. The rods are sized to permit limited flexure, but to still be substantially rigid to effectively remove slag from a weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Keith Edwards
  • Patent number: 10099329
    Abstract: A machining tool assembly is provided for machining a blank to form a firearm lower receiver. The assembly includes a pair of side plates positionable on opposed sides of the blank to capture the blank therebetween. A template plate having a template aperture is adapted to be removeably attachable to the side plates. The template aperture is aligned with a top surface of the blank and is adapted for machining a cavity within the blank having a peripheral contour complimentary to a peripheral contour of the template aperture. A centering mechanism is adapted to be removeably attachable to the template plate, with the centering mechanism including an opening aligned with a corresponding void formed on the blank to align the blank with the template plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 80 Percent Arms Inc.
    Inventor: Tilden Alan Smith
  • Patent number: 10096502
    Abstract: An example clamping assembly tray for packaging a semiconductor device includes a frame having a bottom surface and side walls extending from the bottom surface that define a cavity; and a compressible member disposed on the bottom surface of the frame within the cavity, where a top portion of the compressible member provides a support surface for supporting the semiconductor device, the support surface being between the bottom surface and a top edge of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Gamal Refai-Ahmed, Suresh Ramalingam, Mohsen H. Mardi, Tien-Yu Lee, Ivor G. Barber, Cheang-Whang Chang, Jaspreet Singh Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10088077
    Abstract: A gasket insertion cradle with a bottom frame portion configured to align a gasket between opposing flanges of a flange assembly and capable of being removed from the flange assembly by simply rotating the frame portion free once the gasket is within ring grooves of the opposing flanges. Gasket insertion devices may have a top portion hinged to the cradle and configured to secure a gasket between the top portion and the cradle during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Flange Skillets International, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Leary, Margaret Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 10087058
    Abstract: A jack lift device for lifting and positioning loads includes a tube, a pipe and a hoist. The tube is configured to insert into a hole in a top of a step ladder. The tube is configured to couple to the step ladder so that the tube is positioned substantially vertically. The pipe is complementary to and selectively slidably positionable within the tube. A plate is coupled to and extends perpendicularly from an upper end of the pipe. A hoist is coupled to the tube and operationally coupled to the pipe. The plate is configured to position a load, such as a metal conduit. The hoist is positioned to selectively compel the pipe vertically through the tube so that the load that is positioned on the plate is positioned at a desired height, such as proximate to a joist to which the metal conduit is to be is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Jared Carlson
  • Patent number: 10090658
    Abstract: Provided is a wall grommet, which can be installed through the surfaces of walls to route wiring in the walls' interior spaces. In particular, the wall grommet is configured for running power cords inside walls and presenting the electrical connectors of a power cord in a manner such that power cords are hidden from view. The grommet may comprise a housing, which defines an interior space that is adapted to hold either the female connector or male connector of a power cord. The housing may be configured to enclose and secure the electrical connector of the power cord in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Wiremold Company
    Inventors: Daron Callahan, Peter M. Schneider, David Singer, Kenneth J. Buras
  • Patent number: 10081524
    Abstract: A vehicle lift comprising a vertically-orientated column and a pair of swing arms vertically-shiftable with respect to the post. The swing arms are configured to rotate with respect to the column. The vehicle lift additionally includes a sensor associated with each swing arm. Each sensor is configured to obtain information related to its respective swing arm. Each sensor is also associated with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, with the RFID tag being configured to provide power to its respective sensor. The vehicle lift further includes a system controller in communication with the sensors and configured to control the vehicle lift based on the information obtained by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Gray Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Rucker, Ryan Herzog, Larry M. Jaipaul, Raymond W. Karleskint
  • Patent number: 10082241
    Abstract: A number of racks which are configured to allow a number of devices to couple thereto are provided. In some embodiments, the racks are for use with a number of medical devices. Devices may be coupled to a rack by clamps. The racks may include a number of connectors which provide power and/or a network connection to devices coupled thereto. The racks may include a clamp which allows the racks to couple to a supporting structure such as a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Janway, Larry B. Gray, Matthew Richard Gill, Richard J. Lanigan, Thomas A. Friedrich, Stephen L. Fichera, Jesse Tetherly Bodwell, Erik N. Sabin
  • Patent number: 10077172
    Abstract: A jib tool is configured to be secured to a distal end of a jib. The jib tool includes a wire-handler segment and a sheave segment. The wire-handler segment is configured to receive a wire. The sheave segment including a housing and a sheave. The sheave is configured to receive a load line. The sheave segment is configured to be placed in an operating position and a removal position, wherein the sheave is in a first location relative to the housing while the sheave segment is in the operating position, and wherein the sheave is in a second location relative to the housing while the sheave segment is in the removal position. The removal position is configured to allow a utility worker to remove the load line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Altec Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Dorathea LoBean VanderLinden
  • Patent number: 10072709
    Abstract: A roller bearing handling system for replacement or exchange of a roller bearing of a roller hearth furnace includes a base support, a pivot support arranged on the base support, and a first roller bearing handling element arranged or placed on the pivot support and which can lift a roller bearing. The pivot support is arranged on the base support and is able to swivel about a stationary pivot point relative to the base support. A second carrier roller bearing handling element is arranged on the base support for handling a roller bearing and is able to be adjusted between a handling position, in which the second roller bearing handling element can mechanically couple and connect in a form-locking manner with the roller bearing for roller bearing replacement and a release position in which the mechanical coupling and form-locking connection between the roller bearing and the carrier roller bearing handling element is released is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LOI THERMPROCESS GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Balster, Horst Wachholder
  • Patent number: 10072326
    Abstract: A holder for securing at least one rod-shaped substrate body having a variable cross-section along the substrate body has a substrate body region BQ1 comprising a surface to be treated. The holder comprises at least one perforated wall as the front wall, the wall having at least one opening, and also comprises a support element and a retaining element. The support element is constructed and/or secured in the opening in such a way that at least part of the substrate body can be arranged longitudinally and obliquely in the support element and the retaining element is constructed and/or secured in the opening in such a way that the retaining element can retain the substrate body at a point between the region BQ1 and the remainder of the substrate body such that the region BQ1 protrudes from the holder through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFAFFIKON
    Inventors: Max Siebert, Remo Vogel, Karl Wolfgang Jotz
  • Patent number: 10058073
    Abstract: An attachment tool for an animal tag is disclosed. The attachment tool includes a first tag interface that mates with a male portion of the animal tag, and a second tag interface that mates with a female portion of the animal tag. The first tag interface and the second tag interface dispose the male portion of the tag in an aligned and opposing relationship with the female portion of the tag while the male portion of the tag is mounted on the first tag interface and the female portion of the tag is mounted on the second tag interface. An arm extends adjacent the first tag interface to at least the second tag interface and the second tag interface is disposed on the arm. A guard extends outward proximate the first tag interface toward the second tag interface. A distal portion of the guard and an opposing structure of the arm proximate the second tag interface define a gap therebetween, the gap extending into a region between the first tag interface and the second tag interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Kim G. Ulmer
  • Patent number: 10054149
    Abstract: A T-Nut for use in a machine tool having a tooling plate with an inverted T-shaped channel. The T-Nut comprises a central body having oppositely inclined faces each including an opening forming a cavity extending through the central body, and first and second wedges in slideable communication with the central body inclined faces. Each of the wedges have wings extending laterally beyond the central body to engage upper surfaces of the channel lower wide portion and include a clearance hole extending through a length of the wedge. A rotatable actuation member abuts the first wedge at an end opposite the first wedge mating surface and is internally threaded for a distance from one end thereof. An externally threaded cylindrical shaft is engaged with the internal threads of the actuation member and extends through the first and second wedge clearance holes, the shaft being secured to and non-rotatable with the second wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Jonix LLC
    Inventors: John R. Hoogstrate, Nicholas Paige
  • Patent number: 10053345
    Abstract: A rise prevention device for a vehicle body and a vehicle assembly system including the same are provided. The a rise prevention device for a vehicle body includes an elevation device that is configured to move up and down and a power base that is configured to move up and down on the elevation device. In addition, a pressing device is configured to move up and down, is supported by the power base and is configured to press against the vehicle body to prevent the vehicle body from rising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jung Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10046471
    Abstract: A vacuum table for securing a sheet of material. The vacuum table includes a top plate that is porous, a perimeter vacuum chamber disposed beneath a perimeter of the top plate, and interior vacuum chambers bound by the perimeter vacuum chamber and disposed beneath a target area of the top plate that is inside the perimeter of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel David Bloch, Camille Doristine Carter, Nicole Renee Williams, Samuel J. Easley, Eric E. Moyes
  • Patent number: 10047866
    Abstract: A device is formed that will accept or itself be a component to be inserted into and removably secured in a bore, the device being a cup shaped housing with a cylindrical wall and a floor in which there may be a central opening, the open end of the housing has an inner chamfer and an outer chamfer and an outwardly protruding ridge extending around the open end, and the device is used by inserting into a bore, with or without a separate component secured inside the housing, and forcing the ridge to expand into the bore wall by way of a tool having an outer conical surface corresponding to the inner chamfer, after which the housing can be removed by forcing the open end and ridge to compact by way of a tool having an inner conical surface corresponding to the housing outer chamfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THE LEE COMPANY
    Inventor: Serge Doyen
  • Patent number: 10040173
    Abstract: A device for holding a workpiece, the device comprising, in one form, a base and a jaw member, wherein the jaw member includes a detachable jaw plate. The jaw member can further include a lock assembly which can attach or affix the jaw plate to the jaw member. In at least one embodiment, the lock assembly can include a cam, or lock, configured to pull the jaw plate toward the jaw member and/or secure the jaw plate against the jaw member. In certain embodiments, the lock assembly can include a slide which can be moved by an actuator such that the slide can engage the jaw plate and move the jaw plate into position. In at least one such embodiment, the slide can pull the jaw plate against the jaw member and, in addition, pull the jaw plate downwardly against a workpiece support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Chick Workholding Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Warth
  • Patent number: 10034565
    Abstract: A beverage cooling device for the rapid cooling of the content of canned or bottle beverages is provided. The beverage cooling device is a handheld device that easily engages the top of a can or beverage. The beverage cooling device includes a housing with side walls for mounting a motor. A container engagement member is attached to the motor along the bottom side of the housing such that it is able to freely rotate within the side walls of the housing. The container engagement member is attached to the drive shaft of the motor such that it is able to rotate when the motor is actuated. The container engagement member includes, at its center, a central gripping member for gripping the top of containers with long narrow necks. The container engagement member further includes peripheral gripping members for engaging containers having tops of larger circumferences, such aluminum beverage containers of varying sizes. The motor is actuated by an on/off switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Vermillion Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: David Goetz, Adam Mefford, Sunay Patel, Abhay Patel
  • Patent number: 10035244
    Abstract: A work holding device includes a first jaw piece having an elongated first connection member for connecting the work holding device to a support. The first connection member defines a first passage. A second jaw piece has an elongated second connection member positionable within the first passage. The second connection member defines a second passage in communication with the first passage. A spindle assembly movably couples the second jaw piece to the first jaw piece. The spindle assembly is configured to move the second jaw piece with respect to the first jaw piece to create a clamping pressure when an object is placed between the first jaw piece and the second jaw piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: JPW Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Onello, Charles Weber
  • Patent number: 10029894
    Abstract: A small vehicle adjustable lift in one embodiment includes at least one horizontally extending base support, a first riser support including a first end portion supported by the at least one horizontal base support, and a second end portion vertically movable with respect to the at least one horizontally extending base support, a second riser support including a third end portion supported by the at least one horizontal base support, and a fourth end portion vertically movable with respect to the at least one horizontally extending base support, a first vehicle support supported by the second end portion and vertically adjustable with respect to the second end portion, and a second vehicle support supported by the fourth end portion and vertically adjustable with respect to the fourth end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Kochie