Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 10780714
    Abstract: A mandrel wherein a portion of the mandrel body outer surface is conical; 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: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Vella
  • Patent number: 10780689
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for coating selected regions of a surface of a substrate with a film are disclosed. A cyclically moveable transfer member has an imaging surface which is coated with individual particles formed of, or coated with a thermoplastic polymer, and substantially all particles that are not in direct contact with the imaging surface are removed so as to leave a uniform monolayer particle coating on the imaging surface. Selected regions of the imaging surface are exposed to radiation to render the particles tacky within the regions, and the coated imaging surface and the substrate are pressed against one another to cause transfer of only the particles rendered tacky in the coating, such that the transferred particles form a film on the substrate. The monolayer on the imaging surface of the transfer member is replenished with fresh thermoplastic particles and the cycle repeats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Landa Labs (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Anton Krassilnikov, Michael Nagler, Moshe Fahima, Nir Rubin Ben Haim, Ofer Aknin, Ronen Yogev
  • Patent number: 10775274
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing machinery operating parameters are provided. The method is implemented using a computing device coupled to a user interface and a memory device. The method can include determining an ideal curve of a first operating parameter of a machine that can include a plurality of component parts. The method also can include receiving an indication of a second operating parameter of the machine and receiving an indication of the first operating parameter of the machine wherein the indication of the first operating parameter is correlated to the received indication of the second operating parameter. The method further can include normalizing the indication of the first operating parameter to the ideal curve of the first operating parameter and determining a condition of the machine based on the normalizing of the indication of the first operating parameter to the ideal curve of the first operating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE CONIPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David Harris Leatham, Matthew Dean Anderson
  • Patent number: 10773514
    Abstract: A method for operating a device for printing hollow cylinder is provided. The device comprises a rotating segmented wheel with a plurality of printing cylinders arranged successively along the periphery of the device. A plurality of plate cylinders are provided in association with the segmented wheel. According to a printing process to be performed, a selected quantity of plate cylinders is thrown onto the segment wheel or is thrown off the segment wheel. In a first printing process, a first partial quantity of thrown-on plate cylinders transfers printing ink to a plurality of the printing blankets arranged on the segment wheel. At the end of the printing process, at least some of the plate cylinders, that were thrown on the segment wheel in the first printing process, are thrown off the rotating segment wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER METALPRINT GMBH
    Inventor: Stephan Behnke
  • Patent number: 10767331
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for determining curvature for subsea riser system, including but not limited to drilling risers, steel catenary risers, lazy-wave catenary risers and riser jumpers, comprising the steps of: periodically measuring acceleration in a first lateral direction at said vertical position to obtain a first acceleration timetrace processing said first acceleration timetrace to obtain a first acceleration spectra; applying a transfer function to said first acceleration spectra to obtain a first curvature spectra; and processing said first curvature spectra to obtain a first curvature timetrace. Preferably the transfer function is determined by a method comprising the step of modelling the riser as a Tensioned Timoshenko Beam. The curvature may be used to determine stress and fatigue damage in a structure from motions measured at a single location or a combination of motions measured at a single location with or without tension measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BP Exploration and Production, Inc.
    Inventors: Songcheng Li, Michael Campbell, Michael Long Ge
  • Patent number: 10767507
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting foreign object debris damage is disclosed. A method for foreign object debris detection in a gas turbine engine may include receiving, by a controller, a first time-series data from a database, wherein the first time-series data comprises a feature, pre-processing, by the controller, the first time-series data to generate a second time-series data, generating a third time-series data via an anomaly detector model, sending, by the controller, the third time-series data to a foreign object debris (FOD) damage model, and determining, by the controller, that a FOD event has occurred based on data received from the FOD damage model. In various embodiments, the method may further comprise generating, by the controller, a health report (HR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander I Khibnik, Gregory S Hagen
  • Patent number: 10768567
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a housing, a cassette insertable into the housing to store printing sheets; an automatic mounting apparatus provided between the housing and the cassette and to allow the cassette to be mounted thereon, where the automatic mounting apparatus comprises an engaging portion configured to protrude on a side surface of the cassette, a rail portion provided in the housing, and a locking device provided at the rear side of the rail portion to interfere with the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Young Goo Kang, Ji Hoon Woo, Jin Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10768194
    Abstract: There is provided herein a visible light-based speed estimation method ViLDAR. By using the received light intensity of a vehicle's LED headlight, the vehicle speed can be accurately estimated for a wide range of incidence angle. Linear LS method is used in one embodiment of a speed estimation algorithm. The impact of system parameters on speed estimation error and the performance of algorithm for different speed and estimation duration are provided. Some embodiments operate best at a certain distances where the received light intensity (power) reading can provide estimation results with high accuracy, which distances are termed a reliable region of operation. In addition to speed estimation, potential applications of ViLDAR idea are ranging detection and collision avoidance for autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, OZYEGIN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hisham Fadlallah M. Abuella, Sabit Ekin, Murat Uysal
  • Patent number: 10766283
    Abstract: The tape cartridge including a roll body around which the tape is wound in a roll shape, a cartridge case in which the roll body is accommodated and which is common to the plurality of types of the tape cartridges, a spacer portion that is provided between the cartridge ease and a first end surface which is one end surface of the roll body, and has a varying size in a tape width direction depending on the type of the tape cartridge such that a position of the center of the tape is common to the plurality of types of the tape cartridges in the tape width direction, and an urging member that is provided between the cartridge case and a second end surface which is another end surface of the roll body and urges the roll body and urges the roll body to a first end surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10746680
    Abstract: A sensor system includes a multi-frequency sensor assembly including a single sensor body housing with a sensing region circuit and a sensor reader disposed in the sensor body. The sensor body is configured to be in operational contact with a fluid. The sensing region circuit is configured to generate different electric fields having different frequencies in the fluid. The sensor reader includes one or more processors configured to examine one or more impedance responses of the sensing region circuit at different frequencies and to determine one or more properties of the fluid based on the one or more impedance responses that are examined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Daniel White Sexton, Steven Y. Go
  • Patent number: 10744798
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a rear wall, a front wall, and a tape feed exit located on the front wall, a tape included at least partially within the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit, and a first indicator aperture positioned on the front wall and a second indicator aperture position on a rear portion of the bottom surface. A position of the first indicator aperture on the front wall indicates a type of the tape included within the housing. A position of the second indicator aperture indicates a color of characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Teruo Imamaki, Masato Kato, Takashi Horiuchi, Akira Sago, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 10748721
    Abstract: A push button device can stabilize an operation of a guide mechanism and can enhance product quality. A keyboard device includes the push button device and electronic apparatus includes the keyboard device. A key switch that is a push button device includes a key cap as a push button, a base plate, and a guide mechanism. The guide mechanism includes an outer frame member and an inner member. An outer frame member has a pair of inner surfaces opposed to each other with interposition of an opening in which the inner member is disposed, and each of the pair of inner surfaces is provided with a bearing hole to serve as a first engagement part. The inner member has a pair of outer surfaces opposed to the pair of inner surfaces of the outer frame member, and each of the pair of outer surfaces is provided with a rotation shaft to be a second engagement part. An outer peripheral surface of the rotation shaft has a tapered portion whose outer diameter gradually decreases in an insertion direction of the bearing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kitamura, Mitsuo Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10737485
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed stamping press (10*) comprising a foil application unit (2*) designed to allow transfer or lamination of foil material onto successive sheets (S), which foil material is fed to the foil application unit (2*) in the form of a foil carrier (FC) supplied by means of a foil feeding system (3). The foil application unit (2*) comprises a stamping cylinder (21) with at least one circumferential stamping section (210) provided on a circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and comprising successive stamping segments (211*; 211**) distributed one after the other about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21), the stamping cylinder (21) also acting as sheet-transporting cylinder and comprising multiple sheet holding units (21a) distributed about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and designed to hold successive sheets (S) against the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Regina Bauer, Björn Kriege
  • Patent number: 10730284
    Abstract: A garment printing machine is provided with a transportable platen that can be utilized to significantly decrease the delay in printing expended in loading and unloading a garment for printing in either a digitized garment printing machine or a screen garment printing machine. The platen is provided with structure that holds a print receiving area of a garment firmly in position atop a print panel support plate that forms a part of the platen. Furthermore, the invention includes a platen support structure that cooperates with the conventional couplings on existing conventional garment printing machines. A plurality of transportable platens constructed according to the invention are utilized interchangeably so that while one garment loaded on one of the platens is being printed upon in the printing machine, the prior garment just printed upon is unloaded and the next garment to be printed is loaded onto another identical platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Leo Martinez, Leo Martinez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10720168
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for time-synchronizing sample data from independent recording devices utilizing samples tagged from a highly accurate time source. Datasets comprising samples representing a signal over a period of time are received from separate recording devices. A number of samples in each dataset are tagged indicating that the sample was taken immediately after a pulse in a PPS signal from a highly accurate time source onboard the recording device. The indices of the PPS-tagged samples, along with corresponding time values, are extracted from the datasets, and a set of common time values between the datasets is determined. A pair of frames of a specific length are extracted from each dataset aligned on the PPS-tagged samples corresponding to the common time values and comparative analysis is performed on the pair of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventor: Valentin Mircea Burtea
  • Patent number: 10718204
    Abstract: Given a number of temperature measurements, such as from a Distributed Temperature Sensing System (DTS), at various depths in a wellbore, a derivative of temperature with respect to depth can be calculated. A fluid boundary can then be identified where the depths below the boundary corresponds to the presence of fluid and a low fluctuation regime in the derivative of temperature with respect to depth, and the depths above the boundary correspond to the absence of fluid and a high fluctuation regime in the derivative of temperature with respect to depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongyan Duan, Mikko Jaaskelainen
  • Patent number: 10710359
    Abstract: A screen printing device and a screen printing method are provided. The screen printing device includes a screen plate and an electrifying device, the screen plate includes a conductive mesh; and the electrifying device is electrically connected with the conductive mesh and configured to apply voltage to the conductive mesh. The screen printing method includes: adopting a printing head to rub against a screen plate to print ink onto a substrate for silk screen printing, wherein the screen plate includes a conductive mesh; and applying voltage with positive or negative polarity to the conductive mesh in the screen printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Zhang, Yuhong Zhou, Duling Qin, Chengpeng Li, Qian Qu
  • Patent number: 10711916
    Abstract: An aircraft environmental control system (ECS) includes a first valve that is adjustable between a plurality of first positions to open or shut-off a bleed air flow that flows from an inlet of the first valve to an outlet of the first valve. A second valve includes an inlet in fluid communication with the first valve outlet, and is adjustable between a plurality of second positions to throttle the bleed air that flows from the inlet of the second valve to an outlet of the second valve. A valve position sensor outputs a position signal indicating a measured position among the plurality of second positions. A controller is in signal communication with the valve position sensor. The controller is configured to determine a primary effective area of the second valve based on the measured position, and to diagnose operation of the first valve based on the primary effective area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffry K. Kamenetz, James Joyce, Erin G. Kline, John M. Maljanian, Jay H. Hartman
  • Patent number: 10712299
    Abstract: A deformation measuring apparatus of a specimen includes: a holder which supports the specimen; a contact portion disposed facing the holder and including a hemispherical tip; a position controlling portion which adjusts a position of the contact portion along a thickness direction of the specimen to allow the hemispherical tip to be in contact with a surface of the specimen; a heating chamber which accommodates the holder and the contact portion and heating the specimen; and a sensing portion which measures at least one of a thermal deformation force (F) of the specimen or a thickness direction thermal expansion (?h) of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ga Hee Kim, Young Suk Jung, Yoo Seong Yang, Young Hoon Lee, Hyun Mi Lee
  • Patent number: 10704934
    Abstract: A method calculates mean speed of a fluid flowing in an open channel or a partially filled duct. Fluid having a free surface of width L1 extending between walls of the channel or duct includes local speed measurements at the surface of the fluid over a zone of width L2, the set of local measurements generating a spectrum of discrete data expressed in a temporal domain. The spectrum of discrete data is converted into a spectrum of data expressed in a frequency domain via a Fourier transform. A Gaussian curve is fitted to the spectrum and the mean ? and the standard deviation ? of the Gaussian curve are calculated. L2 and ? enable calculating the distribution of speeds over L2. The ratio L2/L1 is calculated and the mean speed of the fluid within the channel or duct is determined based on the Gaussian curve and the ratio L2/L1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FLOW-TRONIC S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Sevar