Patents Examined by Lee D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10661397
    Abstract: An attachment that is configured for attachment to an arm of a piece of construction equipment. The attachment includes a pair of grapple mechanisms mounted on a main beam. Each grapple mechanism includes opposing grab arms mounted to a grab arm housing. The grab arm housings of the grapple mechanisms are each individually adjustable separate from one another relative to the main beam in one or more directions generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the main beam. The attachment can fine adjust the positions of the pipe ends relative to one another until the ends align with each other, at which point the pipe ends can be welded or otherwise secured to each other while being held in position by the grapple mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LaValley Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Lavalley, Daniel Larson, Jesse Kilde
  • Patent number: 10666027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pulling eye for a submarine cable, a method of installing the pulling eye for a submarine cable, and a submarine cable including the pulling eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LS CABLE & SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventor: Kyoung Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10665486
    Abstract: Substrate carrier can have drainage area leading the liquid away from the substrates, so that liquid droplet can be channeled away from the substrate area. The drainage area can include tilted lines and surfaces toward the ground away from the substrates. The carrier can further have drainage area leading the liquid to an end of the carrier, which then can be channeled to the ground without being free fall to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BROOKS CCS, GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Patent number: 10661681
    Abstract: A system for automatic positioning of a railway overhead line comprising: a mechanical arm (12); a first hooking device (31) that can be fixed to the end of the mechanical arm (12); a mast (40) for positioning an overhead line; a second fixed hooking device (41), which is fixed to the mast (40) and can be fixed to the first hooking device (31); the mast (40) comprising at least one horizontal arm (52), set on which is a set of rollers (53), with roller head, for correct positioning of an overhead line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TESMEC S.P.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Nitti, Alberto Oscar
  • Patent number: 10661916
    Abstract: An assembly for accomplishing package transfer to and from a drone. The assembly includes a base supporting at least one extendable member. A package receiving platform is secured atop the member and a control system interfaces the assembly with the drone for issuing a set of command instructions for guiding and positioning the drone relative to the platform and for accomplishing package transfer between the drone and the platform. The command instructions include at least an instruction to elevate the platform at any point prior to package exchange and a subsequent instruction to retract the platform at any point following package exchange. Additional command instructions provide for managing each of pre-exchange and post-exchange of the package, such as for providing secure retention and post-exchange access by the recipient in the instance of a drone delivered and securely retained package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Janssen
  • Patent number: 10655779
    Abstract: A clamp apparatus is disclosed that includes a body, first and second actuators, first, second, third and fourth gear sets, first and second movable grippers, and at least one leaf spring. The first gear set is coupled to the first actuator and the second gear set is coupled to the second actuator. The first gear set engages the second gear set. The first and second movable grippers are each operatively coupled to the body. The third gear set is coupled to the first movable gripper and the fourth gear set is coupled to the second movable gripper. The third gear set operatively engages the fourth gear set. The leaf spring engages with the third gear set and the fourth gear set to urge the first movable gripper and the second movable gripper toward a clamped position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Janway, Larry B. Gray, Matthew Richard Gill, Richard J. Lanigan, Thomas A. Friedrich, Stephen L. Fichera, John M. Kerwin, Erik N. Sabin, Dean Kamen
  • Patent number: 10656536
    Abstract: A substrate support, includes: a substrate support location configured to support a substrate, and a vacuum clamping device configured to clamp the substrate on the substrate support location, wherein the vacuum clamping device includes at least one reduced pressure source to create a reduced pressure, at least one vacuum section connected to the at least one reduced pressure source, wherein the at least one vacuum section is configured to attract the substrate towards the substrate support location, and a control device configured to control a spatial pressure profile along the at least one vacuum section with which the substrate is attracted by the vacuum clamping device, wherein the control device includes a substrate shape data input to receive substrate shape data representing shape data of the substrate to be clamped, and wherein the control device is configured to adapt the spatial pressure profile in dependency of the substrate shape data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Niek Elout De Kruijf, Mircea Dusa, Martijn Houben, Johannes Gerardus Maria Mulder, Thomas Poiesz, Marco Adrianus Peter Van Den Heuvel, Paul Van Dongen, Justin Johannes Hermanus Gerritzen, Antonie Hendrik Verweij, Abraham Alexander Soethoudt
  • Patent number: 10654095
    Abstract: An adjustment system for a fastener pulling head includes a swivel adapter, an adjustment member, and a retention member. The fastener pulling head includes a frame, a jaw, and a drawbolt body, the adjustment system. The swivel adapter is configured to engage with a proximal end portion of the drawbolt body. The swivel adapter defines an internal bore. The adjustment member is disposed within the internal bore and configured to engage the drawbolt body. The retention member is configured to engage and secure the swivel adapter at a location within the drawbolt body. When the retention member is disengaged from the swivel adapter, the pulling head can be rotated to cause the frame to move relative to the drawbolt body to adjust a gripping force of the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Cristinel Cobzaru
  • Patent number: 10658823
    Abstract: A pushing tool for propelling cable into a duct. The pushing tool includes a drive wheel that is coupled with a base and a rotatable handle. A first cable guide and a second cable guide are configured to hold the cable. A duct guide is configured to hold the duct. Furthermore, a tension wheel is configured to interact with the drive wheel such that an orifice is formed between the tension wheel and the drive wheel, the orifice being configured to receive the cable. Upon rotation of the rotatable handle, the drive wheel interacts with the tension wheel to propel the cable into the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kim Leeson, Shaun Trezise, Harvey Etheridge
  • Patent number: 10646978
    Abstract: The device (1) for locking workpieces on machine tools comprises:—a base body (2) fixable to a machine tool (M) and provided with an oil hydraulic cylinder (3, 4, 5); 5—a rod (8, 9) partly inserted in the oil hydraulic cylinder (3, 4, 5) slidably;—roto-translation means (14, 15, 16) designed to divide the motion of the rod (8, 9) into:—a first stretch (12) of roto-translation; and—a second stretch (13) of translation; 10—a clamp element (19, 20) associated with the rod (8, 9) and movable between:—a home configuration;—an intermediate configuration; and—an operating configuration; 15—at least a prismatic guiding body (21) associated with the base body (2) and prismatically couplable with the clamp element (19, 20) during the shifting of the rod (8, 9) along the second stretch (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hydroblock S.R.L.
    Inventor: Davide Zanni
  • Patent number: 10648591
    Abstract: The marine cable bellows installation tool is a hand tool. The marine cable bellows installation tool is configured for use in inserting a control cable through a cable bellow. The marine cable bellows installation tool inserts the control cable through the cable bellow such that the control cable will not damage the cable bellow during the process. The marine cable bellows installation tool comprises a tapered tube, a chase tube, and a striking tool. The tapered tube inserts into the cable bellow such that the tapered tube forms a barrier that protects the tapered tube from damage by the control cable. The striking tool is a momentum transfer device that provides the motive forces required to draw the control cable through the cable bellow. The chase tube is an intermediary that protects the cable bellow from any potential impact damage commonly associated with percussive procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: John Lenio
  • Patent number: 10651074
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus may include a substrate jig device and a transfer unit, which is configured to hold a substrate in a non-contact state and move the substrate toward the substrate jig device. The substrate jig device may include a supporter, which is configured to support an edge of the substrate and have an opening, a first suction part, which overlaps with a center region of the opening and is configured to move in a first direction, and a plurality of second suction parts, which overlap with an edge region of the opening and are configured to move toward the opening. Here, the first direction may be a direction passing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kyoung Hwan Kim, Taewoo Kang, Byung Lyul Park, Hyungjun Jeon
  • Patent number: 10639773
    Abstract: A garbage disposal installation tool can support a garbage disposal at an installation position beneath a sink drain. The tool includes a hook configured to hang the garbage disposal from the hook and a suspender configured to suspend the hook beneath a connection point with the sink. The suspender can have an elastic segment that is extended during use to impart a biasing force that urges the garbage disposal toward a bottom portion of the sink. The suspender can also be a flexible suspension line that includes a plurality of connectors at spaced apart locations for connecting the suspender to the sink at respective locations. The tool can include a brace configured to rest on the sink over the drain opening. The brace can include a slot that defines the connection point and is arranged to be in communication with the drain opening when the brace rests on the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Fundi, LLC
    Inventors: James Edward Gibson, Davis James Gibson, Stuart S. Coutchie
  • Patent number: 10632592
    Abstract: A pipe clamp has a base with a fixed jaw and a beam extending from the base. A movable jaw member is slidably mounted on the beam. The movable jaw member includes a movable jaw disposed opposite the fixed jaw. A pivotable handle is mounted to the movable jaw member and a clamping mechanism is connected to the pivotable handle and operated by the pivotable handle to move the movable jaw relative to the fixed jaw. A latch secures the pivotable handle in any of a plurality of positions. A tripod stand may be provided for supporting the pipe clamp, the tripod having a multi-compartment storage spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JPW Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Weber, Thomas Balko, Benjamin Carlson, Joseph Galluzzi, Adam Brown
  • Patent number: 10633235
    Abstract: Embodiments in the present description are provided for a lever adapter device for use in lifting a vehicle or other heavy objects. Additional embodiments in the present description are provided for a Bi-pod rescue strut system for use in stabilizing a vehicle or other object. The lever adapter device includes stabilizing feet and one or more support legs. The lever adapter device further includes a hinge disposed at an end of each support leg. The lever adapter device further includes a rotatable attachment link that enables options for the orientation of a lifting device to assist in lifting the vehicle or the other heavy objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Red Rescue, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Randall
  • Patent number: 10625716
    Abstract: An ATV jack may include an adjustable jack leg and an engagement member configured to engage a bracket disposed on an ATV to non-pneumatically lift the ATV to enable changing of a tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TUFF TRAIL GEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Todd L. Jones
  • Patent number: 10630036
    Abstract: Tools for crimping or cutting of an object such as a wire, cable, or connector. The tool includes a first member and a second member configured to come together through a gap to crimp or cut a wire, cable or connector and a laser positioned to visually indicate a region where at least one member traverses as the first and second member come together through the gap. This visual indication aids in alignment of the object for the crimping or cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Paul Rzasa, Jennifer Peterson
  • Patent number: 10625328
    Abstract: An improved electro-hydraulic clinching system involves generating, through a high potential electric shock, a forceful wave in a fluid such as water, and applying the force of the wave to a sheet of metal. The force of the wave results in deforming the sheet and making the sheet material move through a hole in a second sheet adjacent to the first sheet, thus joining the two sheets. In an alternative implementation, in which neither sheet includes an opening, the force of the wave moves both sheets simultaneously, thereby causing them to join together at the point of impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Vahid Babalo, Mahdi Soltanpour, Ali Fazli, Rasoul Jelokhani Niaraki
  • Patent number: 10625401
    Abstract: A multifunction clamp and jack system having a generally C-shaped main body with an elongate threaded rod with a top end configured to receive an open end wrench, a socket of a socket or ratchet wrench, a male square drive member of a ratchet wrench or a non-ratcheting breaker bar, the drive member of an electric or air impact wrench or a removable handle member, the bottom end of the threaded rod configured to receive selected workpiece engaging rotary attachments, the male square drive member of a ratchet wrench or electric or air impact wrench. The main body may be supported in an upright vertical position by front and rear base support members allowing it to be free standing. A plurality of interchangeable workpiece engaging attachments are provided for clamping, holding, or lifting variously shaped workpieces or objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Gery Kobos
  • Patent number: 10619364
    Abstract: A versatile lever-type decking and plank removal tool for more efficiently prying floor-boards from deck foundations and floor-joists to which they are nailed. The decking and plank removal tool uses an adjustable demolition head having an offset inverted hook to tear off any deck board in any configuration in seconds with a minimum of effort, allowing the user to remain completely upright for the entire process. An optional vibratory-assist module is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin Weinreich