Patents Examined by Leslie J. Evanisko
  • Patent number: 10239641
    Abstract: Systems and methods for high-speed non-destructive inspection of a half- or full-barrel-shaped workpiece, such as a barrel-shaped section of an aircraft fuselage. Such workpieces can be scanned externally using a mobile (e.g., translating) arch gantry system comprising a translatable arch frame disposed outside the fuselage section, a carriage that can travel along a curved track carried by the arch frame, a radially inward-extending telescopic arm having a proximal end fixedly coupled to the carriage, and an NDI sensor unit coupled to a distal end of the telescoping arm. The stiffeners of the fuselage sections can be scanned using a mobile scanner platform disposed inside the fuselage section, which platform comprises a radially outward-extending telescopic arm rotatably coupled to a mobile (e.g., holonomic or linear motion) platform and an NDI sensor unit coupled to a distal end of the telescoping arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary E. Georgeson, Barry A. Fetzer, James J. Troy, Scott W. Lea
  • Patent number: 10234433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sampler for providing a sample for high-performance liquid chromatography, in which a volume of liquid to be taken up into a cylinder can be aspirated by means of a first drive and can be compressed to a high pressure level by means of a second drive independent of the first drive or can be decompressed from this level in a controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dionex Softron GmbH
    Inventors: Adolf Satzinger, Hermann Hochgraeber, Thomas Armin Alexander Eichorn
  • Patent number: 10233886
    Abstract: A measurement device for measuring a flow distribution of a liquid spray stream which has been atomized by a nozzle may comprise: a sensing wire; at least one further sensing wire; an electric power supply; a measurement unit; and a second grid of parallel sensing wires. The sensing wires may be positioned within a spray volume of the liquid spray stream and arranged in parallel with respect to each other to form grids of parallel sensing wires. The electric power supply unit may supply an electric current to the sensing wires. The measurement unit may measure an ohmic resistance change of the sensing wires. The first axis defined by the parallel sensing wires of the first grid and a second axis defined by the parallel additional sensing wires of the second grid may enclose a slanted angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Marco Maragliulo
  • Patent number: 10220607
    Abstract: A screen mask assembly includes: a mask frame; a screen mask on the mask frame, the screen mask having a plurality of paste openings; and a plurality of paste blocking portions on the screen mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongsu Kim, Youngmin Kim, Yoonyee Nam
  • Patent number: 10220608
    Abstract: There is described an inking apparatus of a printing press, in particular an offset or letterpress printing press, comprising at least one ink duct (11, 12) with an ink supply roller (13, 14), an ink roller train (30) comprising at least one inking roller (31) which receives ink from the at least one ink duct (11, 12), and at least one vibrator roller (15, 16) interposed between the ink supply roller (13, 4) and the inking roller (31), which vibrator roller (15, 16) is swung back and forth between the ink supply roller (13, 14) and the inking roller (31) and intermittently transfers ink from the ink supply roller (13, 14) to the inking roller (31). A circumference of the vibrator roller (15, 16) exhibits an ink-transfer 10 structure (15a, 16a) which reflects a desired inking profile of a printing plate to be inked by the inking apparatus and is designed to modulate a quantity of ink transferred by the vibrator roller (15, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventor: Bradley Booth
  • Patent number: 10209093
    Abstract: A device sod a method for measuring servo gear idle position are provided. The method includes: outputting a start-up fixed force of a first rotation direction to an output shall of a servo under test, and recording a value of a start-up position of the output shaft when a position of a rotor of the servo under test changes for the first time; outputting a counterrotation force of a second rotation direction for rotating the output shaft to the output shaft, and recording a value of an counterrotation position of the output shaft when the rotor is in a stop status after a predetermined interval; and calculating a value of a servo gear idle position in a current measuring point, the value of the idle position is the absolute value of the difference between the value of the start-up position and the value of the counterrotation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Lifu Zhang, Wenhua Fan, Zhongliang Wang
  • Patent number: 10207492
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a printing blanket without wrinkles in a sheet is provided, the printing blanket including an elastic body and a sheet bonded to a surface thereof, the method being configured to press a surface of the sheet against a surface to be printed, to perform printing, and including: fixing the sheet at a periphery of a region of the sheet to be bonded to the elastic body; mounting the elastic body to oppose a bonding surface of the elastic body to a bonding surface of the fixed sheet; applying an adhesive to at least one of the bonding surface of the sheet or the bonding surface of the elastic body; and pressing the bonding surface of the sheet and the bonding surface of the elastic body against each other to bring the sheet into close contact with the elastic body through intermediation of the adhesive while stretching the sheet along the surface of the elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHUHOU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji Muraoka
  • Patent number: 10185272
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that holds an image, which is formed by developing a latent image and which is transferred onto a recording medium, a developing device that is disposed adjacent to the image carrier and that develops the latent image, a light-reflection-type sensing unit that is disposed below the developing device in a vertical direction and that detects the image on the image carrier, and a guiding member that guides the recording medium, which is transported between the developing device and the sensing unit, and that covers an upper side of the sensing unit in the vertical direction in a state where a space is ensured on an optical path of the sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gen Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10179475
    Abstract: A surface marking system, kit, and method enables a user to mark a pattern upon a surface. The components may include a rectangular marking material transfer body, a particularly marked alignment tape, and a series of spacer elements. The marking material transfer body includes a fixed dimension and at least one marking material transfer portion. The outer perimeter includes opposed mark-alignment edges. The alignment tape has a fixed width, a select length, and a marked anterior surface. The marked anterior surface includes a series of width-wise marks and a length-wise mark. The length-wise mark is centered relative to the fixed tape width. A select body dimension is firstly and successively positioned at a select number of sequentially spaced width-wise marks and mark-alignment edges are firstly and successively alignable with parallel length-wise marks. The spacer elements ensure parallel arrangement of the length-wise marks and provide overlap sections adjacent the mark-alignment edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Roth
  • Patent number: 10166690
    Abstract: A flexible carrier for carrying a plurality of containers within a plurality of corresponding container receiving apertures is formed using a rotary die within a rotary die press resulting in carriers having complex configurations including close tolerance cuts and complex perforation patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Paul Siewert
  • Patent number: 10160615
    Abstract: A roll holding apparatus includes a pair of holding members and an advancing/retracting support device. The pair of holding members is configured to be inserted into an inner periphery of a print-receiving paper roll. The pair of holding members is configured to rotatably support the print-receiving paper roll. The advancing/retracting support device is configured to support the holding member to switch an advancing/retracting state of the holding member into a first state, second state, or a third state. A tip end portion of the holding member protrudes to a first position in the first state. The tip end portion lies inward along an axial direction of the print-receiving paper roll than the first position in the second state. The tip end portion lies outward along the axial direction from the first position in the third state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Jo, Keiji Seo, Takamine Hokazono, Kenji Kurita, Hitoshi Sanada
  • Patent number: 10155374
    Abstract: A printing method for carrying out printing with respect to various printing target objects through a more appropriate method using an inkjet head, the printing method including a screen preparing step of preparing a mesh-like screen, an ink discharging step of discharging an ink droplet from the inkjet head to one surface of the screen, a viscosity increasing step of enhancing a viscosity of the ink on the screen, an ink push-in step of pushing the ink with enhanced viscosity from the one surface side toward other surface side of the screen, the step including pushing in the ink while a medium, or a target object of printing, and the other surface of the screen are making contact to attach the ink with enhanced viscosity to the medium, and an ink fixing step of fixing the ink attached to the medium to the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10156153
    Abstract: The present application provides a method of evaluating valve tightness in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, opening a first valve and closing a second valve, closing the first valve, determining a pressure decay time between the first valve and the second valve, determining a stable value of pressure between the first valve and the second valve, comparing the pressure decay time and the stable value of pressure to predetermined values, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures if the pressure decay time and/or the stable value of pressure is increasing and/or exceeds the predetermined values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Reigl, Frank Maeckle
  • Patent number: 10155375
    Abstract: A mandrel wherein a portion of the mandrel body outer surface is cortical; i.e., flared outwardly, is provided. In this configuration, the necked can is drawn against the conical portion of the mandrel body outer surface while a generally cylindrical portion of the mandrel body extends into the can. Further, the space between the cylindrical portion of the mandrel body and the can is pressurized so as to resist deformations in the can during the decorating process. In an exemplary embodiment, the mandrel includes an elongated mandrel body with an outer surface, a proximal, first end, a proximal medial portion, a distal medial portion, and a distal, second end and having an axis of rotation. The mandrel body outer surface includes an elongated conical portion; the mandrel body outer surface conical portion is disposed adjacently about the mandrel body first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Vella
  • Patent number: 10152092
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a link mechanism provided in a body chassis and configured to operate in linkage with a rotational moving operation for rotationally moving a display chassis relative to a body chassis by a hinge mechanism and a drive wire that is a drive member configured to couple between the link mechanism and a keyboard unit and operate in linkage with the link mechanism, thereby to change relative height positions between a key top and a frame, in which the drive wire is extended to the outside of the keyboard unit through an insertion port formed in a side wall of a base plate and is coupled with the link mechanism and the body chassis includes a drainage passage at a position located under the insertion port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTD LTE
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10144016
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing non-contact application of fluids onto web materials and articles is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a gravure roll having a hollow rotating shell having a plurality of cavities disposed within the outer surface thereof and a stationary cylindrical core having a central bore and a channel disposed therein. A fluid disposed within a respective cavity of the plurality of cavities disposed within the outer surface of the hollow rotating shell is removed from the respective cavity by the positive pressure when the positive pressure is fluidly communicated from the central bore through the channel and into the cavity from the surface of the stationary cylindrical core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: David Christopher Oetjen
  • Patent number: 10132225
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to, at the time of directly measuring a flow rate of exhaust gas flowing through an exhaust gas flow path and an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas, and on the basis of the flow rate and air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas, calculating fuel consumption, reduce a measurement error of the fuel consumption. Also, the invention is a fuel consumption calculation unit that, with use of an exhaust gas flow rate obtained by a flow rate sensor provided in an exhaust gas flow path through which exhaust gas of an engine flows, and an air-fuel ratio obtained by an air-fuel ratio sensor provided in the exhaust gas flow path, calculates fuel consumption of the engine, and on the basis of the air-fuel ratio obtained by the air-fuel ratio sensor, changes a value of exhaust gas density used for the calculation of the fuel consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Horiba, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Akita, Hiroshi Nakamura, Ichiro Asano, Masayuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 10124575
    Abstract: A method and a device for printing and drying a plastic film web, especially a polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), or polyethylene (PE) film web, employ several offset printing mechanisms for printing the film web with different ink applications and at least one flame drying station. The device also includes a drawing roller, which is arranged between a last printing mechanism and the at least one flame drying station, contacts the unprinted surface of the film web, and applies tension to the film web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: RPC Bebo Print Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Engelmann
  • Patent number: 10126879
    Abstract: A testing method of a touch device and a system thereof are provided. The testing method includes following steps. A test sensing information generated by the touch device is received, and the test sensing information is physical characteristic information provided by sensors of the touch device. A test gesture signal and a test keypad signal generated by the touch device are received, the test gesture signal includes gesture coordinates provided by touch device, and the test keypad signal includes a keypad key triggering signal generated by the touch device. According to a preset table, in order to generate a test result, whether the test sensing information, the test gesture signal, and the test keypad signal match data of the preset table or not is determined, and whether the touch device works properly is determined according to the test result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Wen Chen, Chun-Chieh Li, Ya-Ping Lin
  • Patent number: 10118379
    Abstract: A multi-purpose heat foil embossing machine and a heat foil adapter are disclosed herein. According to an embodiment the heat foil adapter includes an injection molded body, a metal heat plate configured in the cavity of the molded body, a heating element, a temperature control system configured to maintain metal heat plate temperature, and a polycarbonate lid. According to another embodiment, the multi-purpose heat foil embossing machine is of platform and roller type construction wherein platform provides a flatbed working area and roller is moved over it that eliminates need to sandwich folder between plastic mats and push the mat between the rollers. According to another embodiment, the heat plate adapter is configured within a cavity on the platform of the embossing machine with electric connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Earl Brohard, Ji Yu Chen