Patents Examined by Leslie J. Evanisko
  • Patent number: 10099469
    Abstract: A method for producing labels from a base support according to predefined card standard ISO CR80 ISO 7810 is disclosed. In the method, a base support is provided according to the predefined standard, the base support comprising at least one non-removable region and at least one removable region having dimensions substantially corresponding to the size of the label to be printed. The base support is inserted into a printer for performing printing on base supports according to the standard. Alphanumeric and/or graphical labelling information is selectively printed on at least one removable region of the base support. The printed base support from is then extracted from the printer. Accordingly, selective printing of identification labels for electrical components by means of thermal printers is achieve without the need for special base plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MORSETTITALIA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Filippo Codara
  • Patent number: 10099241
    Abstract: A manufacturing system for applying a material to a workpiece comprising a blade unit having a blade element for selectively moving along first and second axes for applying the material to the workpiece. A reciprocating motor is coupled to the blade unit for reciprocating the blade element along the first axis concurrent with movement of the blade element along the second axis, and a vibration detector is coupled to the blade unit for detecting the vibrational movement of the blade element. The vibration detector generates an output signal corresponding to the vibrational movement of the blade element. A control unit is coupled to the vibration detector for generating an output signal in response to the vibration detector signal, and a regulating device adjusts a parameter of the reciprocating motor in response to the output signal of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Milara Incorporated
    Inventors: Krassimir D. Petkov, Velimir Deric, Stephen K. Brodeur
  • Patent number: 10094345
    Abstract: A fuel consumption-measuring system includes a feed line, a first pump which pumps fuel from a tank via the feed line to a consumer, a fuel consumption-measuring device in the feed line, a first return line which branches off at the consumer and opens into the feed line between the fuel consumption-measuring device and the consumer, a second return line which branches off from the feed line between the first pump and the fuel consumption-measuring device which opens into the tank, a branch which leads from the feed line into the second return line, a heat exchanger, and a flow device arranged in the first and second return lines. The flow device provides an equal volume flow at an opening of the first return line into the feed line and at the branch leading from the feed line into the second return line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Duerrwaechter, Michael Tauch, Michael Buchner
  • Patent number: 10086600
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus moves a mask, inserted through an insertion opening, to a printing position at which paste is printed onto a substrate via a mask moving mechanism, and includes: a first detecting unit that detects one of a front frame component and a back frame component of the mask at a first detection position on a path along which the mask inserted through the insertion opening is moved to the printing position; a second detecting unit that detects one of the front frame component and the back frame component at a second detection position closer to the printing position than the first detecting position is; and a print suspension controller that suspends printing when the second detecting unit detects one of the front frame component and the back frame component while the first detecting unit is detecting one of the front frame component and the back frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Masayuki Mantani, Takaaki Sakaue
  • Patent number: 10081211
    Abstract: A printing screen, comprising a sheet, at least sections of at least one pair of opposite edges of which are folded such as to define attachment elements, and a printing screen unit including at least one pair of interface members attachable to the attachment elements at the at least one pair of opposite edges of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: James Graham Hall, Fraser Shaw
  • Patent number: 10065408
    Abstract: A screen printing method for creating an image on a target support by providing a screen printing machine comprising a supporting structure a matrix mounted on the supporting structure, in which an image is defined, and a supporting surface, the matrix being faced to the supporting surface when the supporting structure is arranged in a lower position; placing the supporting structure in the lower position; applying ink on at least a portion of the matrix to enable the ink to move from the matrix to the supporting surface, such as to reproduce the image on at least a portion of the supporting surface; placing the supporting structure in an upper position; providing a transferring support to transfer the ink from the supporting surface to the target support, applying an adhesive portion of the transferring support to a region of the supporting surface on which the ink is placed; removing the transferring support from the supporting surface; and applying the adhesive portion to the target support, to allow the i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michele Petruzzelli, Annalisa D'Elia
  • Patent number: 10054004
    Abstract: A turbine overspeed trip test data logging system is a portable system by which an operator can electronically gather and log data for a turbine overspeed test. A plurality of sensors can be affixed to various components of the turbine for gathering test data to be received and compiled into a turbine test log by a processing unit. A method for processing the gathered sensor data is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas William Revak
  • Patent number: 10046553
    Abstract: A method of screen printing positionally synchronizes a plurality of pallet assemblies on a first screen printing machine with a plurality of pallet assemblies on a second screen printing machine. A screen printed garment having a properly aligned first image received from the first screen printing machine is transferred on a portion of one of the pallet assemblies on the first screen printing machine to one of the plurality of pallet assemblies on the second printing machine. The properly aligned first image on the garment is in proper positional alignment with a screen printing head on the second screen printing machine such that a second image complimentary to the first image is printed on the garment in proper position on the garment relative to the first image without user intervention to positionally locate the first image relative to the screen printing head on the second machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard C. Hoffman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10040305
    Abstract: A plate carrier (1) for a self-inking stamp (5) and a method for producing a plate carrier (1) having an adhesive surface (9) for attaching a text plate (14) to a printing side (2) of the plate carrier (1), the plate carrier (1) having, on the printing side (2), a grid pattern (13) aligned in relation to the edges (3, 6, 7) of the plate carrier (1) for aligning the text plate (14) when attaching it to the plate carrier (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 10040119
    Abstract: A printer that produces objects from liquid conductive material is disclosed. In one embodiment, the print head has a chamber for containing liquid conductive material surrounded by an electromagnetic coil. A DC pulse is applied to the electromagnetic coil, resulting in a radially-inward force on the liquid conductive material. The force on the liquid conductive material in the chamber results in a drop being expelled from an orifice. In response to a series of pulses, a series of drops fall onto a platform in a programmed pattern, resulting in the formation of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Vader, Zachary Vader
  • Patent number: 10035340
    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: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Infinite Numbering, LLC
    Inventors: Jerardo Juarez, Ronnie Cruz, Rory H. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10029453
    Abstract: A printing press for printing on metal cans includes a plurality of inkers. Each inker prints a different color ink on the cans, and includes a first module, a second module, a roller and a support member. The first module has motors to drive output shafts. The second module has ink displacement units, an ink inlet to provide ink to the ink displacement units, ink channels to transfer ink from the ink displacement units to ink outlets of the second module and input shafts to removably couple to the output shafts of the first module. The roller receives ink from the ink displacement units and transfers the ink toward the cans. The support member supports the first and second modules in at least one position relative to the roller. The support member facilitates removal of the second module by a press operator for cleaning the ink channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Baldwin Americas Corporation
    Inventor: John Kitscha
  • Patent number: 10029454
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aligning preprinted images on a roll of substrate to the moving components of a web press are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes determining the speed of the moving components of the press, determining the speed of the web of preprinted images and adjusting the speed of the web of preprinted image to match the speed of the web. In particular embodiments, a press which produces rolls of preprinted material can be modified to change the equivalent cutoff length of the press. In further embodiments, a method of pasting new rolls of material to expiring rolls of material is accomplished by modulating the drive speed of the new roll of material to match the expiring roll of material while at the same time aligning the images on the new roll with the expiring roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Russell Charles Crozier, Daniel O'Leary
  • Patent number: 10022954
    Abstract: A method for printing an image at multiple positions on a golf ball is disclosed herein. The plurality of locations for the image is preferably ten. The image is preferably a pentagon. The image is alternatively a hexagon or a circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Dave Melanson, Peter Molitor
  • Patent number: 10022952
    Abstract: A print system and a method for curing marking material on an object using a mask screen are disclosed. For example, the print system includes a plurality of printheads, a curing light source, a movable member to hold an object, a mask screen and a controller to control movement of the movable member to move the object past the array of printheads, to operate the plurality of printheads to eject the marking material onto the object as the object passes the two-dimensional array of printheads, to control movement of the movable member to catch the mask screen and to operate the curing light source to cure the marking material, wherein the amount of energy that is applied to the object is controlled by the mask screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Jon Levy, Douglas K. Herrmann, Paul McConville, Jason Matthew LeFevre, Seemit Praharaj
  • Patent number: 10024745
    Abstract: A dynamometer for automobile steering wheel position adjusting device which comprising: a rack box, a fixing fixture, a supplemental fixing fixture, a first dynamometer mechanism, and a second dynamometer mechanism. The fixing fixture which comprising a base panel, four locking devices, two supporting device; the two dynamometer mechanism are both provided with a dynamometer. The fixing fixture and the first dynamometer mechanism are mounted on the base surface of the rack box, the first dynamometer mechanism is arranged in front of the fixing fixture, the supplemental fixing fixture is mounted on the right side wall of the rack box and the second dynamometer mechanism is mounted on the left side wall of the rack box. The two dynamometer mechanisms test the force required to turn adjustment handle or to pull or push the telescoping column with the neck of the steering wheel position adjusting device respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Rong Luo
  • Patent number: 10000082
    Abstract: Described is a painting stamp having built-in leveling features. For example, the stamp includes a stable backing with a three-dimensional form affixed with the stable backing. One or more leveling features are attached with the stable backing, such as a spirit level that is affixed with the stable backing and/or a series of holes formed through the stable backing. During operation, one would position the stamp upon a wall surface such that a bubble within the spirit level is levelled to indicate that the stamp is level. Alternatively, one could draw a level line upon a wall surface and then position the stamp upon the wall surface such that the level line can be seen through the series of holes to indicate that the stamp is level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Laurie Steinfeld
  • Patent number: 9995382
    Abstract: A method for determining timing of oil filling for a ball screw can determine whether the oil film in a specific time period is sufficient, falling or insufficient, and then know the optimum timing of oil filling, by comparing the sum of the slope values within respective time periods with a predetermined value. The method is further capable of determining the timing of oil filling even when the rotation speed of the ball screw changes. The method includes a step of signal acquisition, a step of converting signal, a step of defining and saving eigenvalues, a step of calculating eigenvalues, and a step of determining oil filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Ying Chu, Hsiao-Ting Wen, Yih-Chyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 9995665
    Abstract: An impact fatigue device includes a striker rod assembly configured to reciprocally move between an upstream position and a downstream position. The striker rod assembly includes a striker rod slidingly mounted on a support member and a trigger located upstream of the striker rod and adapted to move downstream to engage the striker rod and propel the striker rod downstream. An actuator assembly is located upstream of the striker rod assembly. The actuator assembly is configured to releasably engage the trigger and to translate the trigger upstream. A reset mechanism is configured to releasably engage the striker rod and to move the striker rod from the downstream position to the upstream position. A method of operating the impact fatigue device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Leslie Elise Lamberson, Steven J. Pagano, Peter A. Jewell
  • Patent number: 9975367
    Abstract: A reverse type stamp includes an outer cylindrical body, an inner cylindrical body which is movable relative to the outer cylindrical body, an elastic member that constantly urges the inner cylindrical body in a protruding direction inside the outer cylindrical body, an inversion body which is reversed and returned in synchronization with the relative movement, and a print body which is joined to the inversion body. When the outer cylindrical body is pressed down while the inner cylindrical body stands on a paper surface, the inversion body is reversed inside the inner cylindrical body for an imprinting operation. An ink pad is provided inside a movable container inside a cartridge. The movable container is elastically supported inside the cartridge by a coil spring provided at a rear surface thereof. Since contact between the ink pad and the print body is buffered, the sagging of the ink pad can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventor: Takuya Koide