Patents Examined by Leslie J. Evanisko
  • Patent number: 10414153
    Abstract: Force for biasing a roller member is changed according to the contact state of first and second plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member. By that, the pressing force per unit area given from the second plate-like body to the first plate-like body during travel is suppressed. An object to be transferred is satisfactorily transferred despite a change in the contact state of the plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsuki Kajino, Mikio Masuichi, Hiroyuki Ueno, Kazuhiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 10420261
    Abstract: Disclosed are a screen printer improved in solder separation and a method of controlling the same, in which close contact between a printed circuit board and a mask unit is enhanced to thereby improve the solder separation and stably supply a fixed quantity of solder supplied through a squeeze unit to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Wongeun Yoo
  • Patent number: 10414152
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing press comprising (i) a stationary machine frame (01) supporting an intaglio printing cylinder (07) and an impression cylinder (06) contacting the intaglio printing cylinder (07), (ii) an inking system (12, 13, 16) for inking the intaglio printing cylinder (07), which inking system (12, 13, 16) comprises an ink-collecting cylinder (12) designed to contact the intaglio printing cylinder (07) and at least one inking device (13, 16) for supplying ink to said ink-collecting cylinder (12), and (iii) at least a first mobile carriage (11) supporting the ink-collecting cylinder (12), which first mobile carriage (11) is adapted to be moved with respect to the stationary machine frame (01) between a working position where the ink-collecting cylinder (12) contacts the intaglio printing cylinder (07) and a retracted position where the ink-collecting cylinder (12) is retracted away from the intaglio printing cylinder (07).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Scheade, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Patent number: 10414185
    Abstract: Disclosed is a full-width seal device, the outer part of which comprises a paper inlet, a paper outlet and a housing, and the inner part of which comprises a component moving along the x-axis, a component moving along the y-axis and a seal mechanism, wherein the component moving along the x-axis is used for detecting whether paper has entered the paper inlet and having detected that paper has entered the paper inlet, driving the paper to move along the x-axis; having detected that the paper has moved to a pre-set position on the x-axis, the component moving along the y-axis is used for driving the seal mechanism to move along the y-axis; and after the paper has moved to a pre-set position on the y-axis, the seal mechanism is used for executing a seal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Panfeng Luo, Xiaoping Han, Yunlong Wang, Jinjun He, Guocheng Shi
  • Patent number: 10401341
    Abstract: A gas concentration image (i.e., concentration vs. position data) in a cross section through a gas plume is obtained. Such measurements can be obtained by using a 2D array of gas sample inlets, or by moving a 1D array of gas sample inlets through the gas plume. By combining a gas concentration image with ambient flow information through the surface of the gas concentration image, the leak rate (i.e., gas flux) from the leak source can be estimated. Gas samples are simultaneously acquired by filling two or more gas sample storage chambers. This is the default operation mode, which is convenient to regard as recording mode. The other operating mode is a playback mode, where the gas samples in the gas sample storage chamber are sequentially provided to a gas analysis instrument. Gas collection via line pixels can be used to compensate for vertical wind speed variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Picarro, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris W. Rella
  • Patent number: 10393625
    Abstract: A method for generating an allowed input data trajectory for a physical system to be tested or measured, including providing an input data trajectory in an input data space; determining an allowed operating range; and replacing at least one segment of the provided input data trajectory, which is outside of the allowed operating range, by a trajectory segment within the allowed operating range, in order to obtain the allowed input data trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: The Duy Nguyen-Tuong, Volker Imhof, Ernst Kloppenburg, Bastian Bischoff
  • Patent number: 10393720
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamic locating of a fault observed in a defective component related to a forging operation, in which: a processor models a shaping operation of a component by forging, as per a set of successive models of the component; a processor adds a fault plotter to a first model of the set of models, in a zone corresponding to a region of the fault in the defective component to obtain a first plotted model; and a processor tracks the plotter in time from the first plotted model during the modelling to locate an origin of the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventor: Jonathan Leblanc
  • Patent number: 10386766
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a transfer unit configured to transfer a toner image to a recording medium at a transfer nip; a fuser unit configured to heat and pressurize at a fuser nip the recording medium to which the toner image has been transferred by the transfer unit, to fuse the toner image to the recording medium; and a pressing unit configured to press both edge portions of the recording medium in a width direction between the transfer nip and the fuser nip so that a central portion of the recording medium in the width direction becomes lower than the both edge portions of the recording medium in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Sakamaki
  • Patent number: 10383350
    Abstract: A frame operable to hold a stencil taut and secure for decorating a food product such as a cookie, baked good or the like. An embodiment of the frame is comprised of a bottom sub-frame having a first height and a top sub-frame having a second height, the second height being less than the first height, such that the frame accommodates one size of cookie when the bottom sub-frame is placed around the cookie, and accommodates a thinner cookie when the frame is flipped 180 degrees about a lateral axis and the top sub-frame is placed around the cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ginny McCormick, Douglas Levack
  • Patent number: 10386207
    Abstract: A frequency detector includes an oscillation related information output portion to which moving body position related information and a correction parameter are input, and which outputs a frequency adjustment parameter and estimated moving body position related information; a frequency estimating portion to which the frequency adjustment parameter is input, and which outputs an estimated frequency; and an adjusting portion to which the moving body position related information, the estimated moving body position related information, and the estimated frequency are input, and which outputs the correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Yoshimi, Hiromichi Ohta
  • Patent number: 10377128
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a web in a printing apparatus The printing apparatus includes a transport assembly for moving the web through a transport path along a printing unit for printing an image onto a print area of the web. The method includes feeding the web from a supply roll through the transport path to the transport assembly; and switching the printing apparatus to a ready-to-print mode, wherein the printing unit does not print an image on the web and the web is maintained ready to be printed on. In a printing mode after the ready-to print mode, the following steps are performed: moving the web through the transport path in a transport direction along the printing unit by the transport assembly; and printing the image onto the print area of the web by the printing unit. The image is printed by applying an image material, which solidifies on the web during the printing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Lodewijk T. Holtman, Maurice J. C. Lemmens, Jeroen J. G. Coenen
  • Patent number: 10365185
    Abstract: Methods to use a tool for dimensional verification of a vehicle frame suspension system bracket pocket having first and second cam slots, the tool including a first sub-assembly configured for insertion through and registration of the first cam slot; a second sub-assembly configured for insertion through and registration of the second cam slot; and an intermediate sub-assembly disposed between and attachable to the first and second sub-assemblies via a shaft, the intermediate sub-assembly including an extension rod receiving feature defining at least one extension rod receiving aperture; wherein the sub-assemblies lock against the bracket walls to define a horizontal center axis and are adjustable to determine and register a center point along an intersecting vertical center axis between the first and second cam slots that is alignable with the at least one extension rod receiving aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher T. Clark
  • Patent number: 10365193
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for determining time-dependence failure under constant temperature through high pressure true triaxial loading for hard rock, includes a pressure chamber and four actuators, wherein a sample bearing platform is arranged in a center of the pressure chamber, a sample bearing and containing chamber is arranged in a center of the sample bearing platform, and a confining pressure loading oil supply hole is formed in the sample bearing platform, and communicates with a confining pressure loading injection pump; each actuator includes a sealing cover, an annular end cover, a counter-force cylinder barrel, a piston, a piston rod, a sealing flange and a stress loading injection pump; a heating coil is arranged in the pressure chamber; a force sensor is fixedly mounted at the end part of the piston rod; and a pressure sensor is mounted in the sample bearing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xia ting Feng, Xi wei Zhang, Cheng xiang Yang, Shuai Peng, Jun Tian, Rui Kong, Dong hui Ma
  • Patent number: 10352824
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining turbine engine system stability encompass measuring or otherwise determining values of performance parameters, storing a data set of such values in memory, generating a stability indicator, and displaying the stability indicator on an operator interface. The stability indicator is generated by a processor operating in data communication with the computer memory, utilizing customized software algorithms to remove high frequency components, apply an adaptive filter to adjust selected parameters according to a target value of a selected target parameter, and apply a stochastic filters to estimate true values of the selected parameters, based on the remaining variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Aero Systems Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Frederick Long, Kenneth William Simon, Grant August Radinzel
  • Patent number: 10352478
    Abstract: Provided is a replacement necessity determination device for a snap-in valve having an inner end to which an air pressure detection device including an air pressure sensor and an acceleration sensor is coupled. A control device of the replacement necessity determination device is configured to predict an angle change amount of the snap-in valve and the air pressure detection device with respect to a wheel caused by a centrifugal force based on a rotational speed of the wheel and an acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor, calculate a degradation indication value of an elastic body of the snap-in valve based on a maximum value of the angle change amount during a period set in advance, and determine necessity of replacement of the snap-in valve based on an integrated value of the degradation indication value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Taki
  • Patent number: 10350930
    Abstract: A printing screen for printing deposits of a print medium onto workpieces, the printing screen comprising a sheet in which a pattern of printing apertures are formed to allow for printing of a pattern of deposits onto a workpiece, and a waveguide which can be driven to induce an ultrasonic vibration in the sheet, wherein the waveguide comprises an elongate body at a surface of the sheet which at least partially surrounds the pattern of printing apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ASM ASSEMBLY SYSTEMS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Clive Howard Charles Ashmore, David Andrew Foggie, Charles Henry Tones, Gerard Anthony Cox
  • Patent number: 10345754
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes first and second sheet conveying bodies to contact each other, a cover to move relative to an apparatus body of the image forming apparatus, and a connecting body to connect the cover and the second sheet conveying body. The second sheet conveying body separates from the first sheet conveying body along with an opening movement of the cover. The connecting body includes a first connecting portion connected to the cover and a second connecting portion connected to the second sheet conveying body. At least one of a connection with the cover and a connection with the second sheet conveying body is released when the cover is closed. The connecting body is brought into connection with the cover or the second sheet conveying body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuki Shiga
  • Patent number: 10337901
    Abstract: A method for operating a Coriolis mass flowmeter that has at least one measuring tube with medium flowing through it involves exciting the measuring tube excited to oscillation, detecting the oscillations of the measuring tube and determining the density of the medium. Detection of the state and a change in the state of a Coriolis mass flowmeter is achieved by determining a calibration temperature and a calibration density sensitivity of the Coriolis mass flowmeter using the detected oscillations, at a temperature differing from the calibration temperature, and a density sensitivity of the flowmeter determined using the detected oscillations. A measurement rate of change of the density sensitivity is determined and a forecast rate of change of the density sensitivity is calculated using a forecast algorithm, and at a given deviation of the measurement rate of change from the forecast rate of change rp, a deviation signal is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KROHNE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Kourosh Kolahi, Johannes Kunze, Ralf Storm
  • Patent number: 10330471
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a triaxial micro-electromechanical gyroscope, comprising: a ring-shaped detection capacitor located at the center; two sets of driving capacitors located at outer sides of the ring-shaped detection capacitor and symmetrically distributed at two sides of an origin along a y-axis; two sets of second detection capacitors located at the outer sides of the ring-shaped detection capacitor respectively and symmetrically distributed at the two sides of the origin along an x-axis; and a linkage part connected with movable polar plates of the driving capacitors, movable polar plates of the second detection capacitors, and an outer edge of ring-shaped upper polar plates of the ring-shaped detection capacitor, respectively. The triaxial micro-electromechanical gyroscope provided by the present invention adopts a single structure design, and integrates capacitive electrostatic driving and differential capacitive detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Goertek, Inc.
    Inventor: Tingkai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10322576
    Abstract: A method of screen printing a design on a substrate, the method comprises the steps of controlling a computer-controlled plotter to cut an outline of the design into stencil material the stencil including a perimeter. Then, registering the perimeter of the cut stencil with marks on a printing screen and securing the cut stencil to the printing screen. Then, positioning the printing screen and cut stencil on the substrate and applying ink through the printing screen and stencil onto the substrate, wherein the design is reproduced on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Infinite Numbering, LLC
    Inventors: Jerardo Juarez, Ronnie Cruz, Rory H. Cruz