Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 11065865
    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) 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: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Regina Bauer, Björn Kriege
  • Patent number: 11065746
    Abstract: A method for filtering data derived from a process wherein the data is generated by an input of energy. The method includes these steps: collecting the data from the process to create a parent data set; creating a first window of data; calculating an average of the first window of data; comparing the average of the first window of data to a first threshold value; shifting the first window if the average has not passed the first threshold value; creating a second window of data from the parent data set; calculating an average of the second window of data; comparing the average of the second window of data to the threshold value; shifting the second window if the average of the second window of data has not passed the threshold value; and confirming that the threshold value has been reached if the second window average has passed the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Donald Owen Moore
  • Patent number: 11061053
    Abstract: A measuring system for measuring signals with multiple measurement probes comprises a multi probe measurement device comprising at least two probe interfaces that each couple the multi probe measurement device with at least one of the measurement probes, a data interface that couples the multi probe measurement device to a measurement data receiver, and a processing unit coupled to the at least two probe interfaces that records measurement values via the at least two probe interfaces from the measurement probes, wherein the processing unit is further coupled to the data interface and provides the recorded measurement values to the measurement data receiver, and a measurement data receiver comprising a data interface, wherein the data interface of the measurement data receiver is coupled to the data interface of the multi probe measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Gerd Bresser, Friedrich Reich
  • Patent number: 11052676
    Abstract: A printing device 1 includes a platen roller 7 which feeds a thermal tape 42, a thermal head 8 which performs printing on the thermal tape 42, and a control circuit 12. The control circuit 12 rotates the platen roller 7 backward to feed the thermal tape 42 backward in order to make a printing start area PT of the thermal tape 42 reach a backward feed position more away from an outlet 2b than a normal position NP of the thermal head 8. After that, the control circuit 12 rotates the platen roller 7 forward to perform printing using the thermal head 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11054238
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer-readable medium for detecting a wheel tread depth include a first detector, a second detector and a processor. The first detector is configured to detect a moving distance of a vehicle moved by at least one wheel. The second detector is configured to detect a number of tunes of the wheel while the vehicle moves the moving distance. The processor is electrically connected to the first detector and the second detector. The processor is configured to compute a current diameter of the wheel according to the moving distance and the number of tunes of the wheel and determine a parameter of the tread pattern of the wheel according to the current diameter of the wheel and a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Wei-Lun Liu
  • Patent number: 11052692
    Abstract: A covering assembly is disposed on an inked printing assembly of a stamp. The covering assembly has a top cover and a bottom cover. The top cover is detachably disposed above the inked printing assembly. The bottom cover is detachably disposed below the inked printing assembly, is located below the top cover at a spaced interval, and has a bottom wall. The covering assembly can assist in assembling the inked printing assembly. The disposition of the top cover and the bottom cover can transfer pointed force into planar force for increasing a contact area, the forcing uniformity, and the assembly convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Jer Shih
  • Patent number: 11052684
    Abstract: A media registration system includes a puller clamp, and a puller track to support the puller clamp. The puller track is to open and close the puller clamp with movement of the puller clamp along the puller track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce G Johnson, Elliott Downing, Steve O Rasmussen, Al Olson
  • Patent number: 11052675
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a printer including a controller. The controller performs a width acquisition process, a width determination process, a first printing determination process, and a first print formation process. In the width acquisition process, a first width direction dimension of the print-receiving tape is acquired. In the width determination process, a magnitude relation between the first width direction dimension and a second width direction dimension correlated with a template. In the first printing determination process, it is determined whether or not printing using N or less of the extraction print zones is performable, in the case that the first width direction dimension is smaller than the second width direction dimension. In the first print formation process, the printing head and the feeder form a print using a print object arranged in the extraction print zone in the case that the printing using the extraction print zones is performable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keigo Kako, Koichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 11046097
    Abstract: A media retraction system includes a loadstop shaft rotatable about an axis thereof, and a loadstop paddle rotatably coupled with and slidably mounted on the loadstop shaft such that the loadstop paddle is slidable about the axis of the loadstop shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith Jariabka, Kyle Loucks, Mark Groenenboom
  • Patent number: 11047881
    Abstract: A measuring system for measuring signals with multiple measurement probes comprises a multi probe measurement device comprising at least two probe interfaces that each couple the multi probe measurement device with at least one of the measurement probes, a data interface that couples the multi probe measurement device to a measurement data receiver, and a processing unit coupled to the at least two probe interfaces that records measurement values via the at least two probe interfaces from the measurement probes, wherein the processing unit is further coupled to the data interface and provides the recorded measurement values to the measurement data receiver, and a measurement data receiver comprising a data interface, wherein the data interface of the measurement data receiver is coupled to the data interface of the multi probe measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Gerd Bresser, Friedrich Reich
  • Patent number: 11047392
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining a use condition of an appliance, such as a sump pump, and outputting an indication of the current use condition of the appliance. A system implementing the method will first generate an actual first signature of a first characteristic associated with the appliance. The system will then generate an actual second signature of a second characteristic associated with the appliance. Each of the actual first and second signatures are then compared to corresponding expected signatures. The system then selects a current use condition from a plurality of use conditions based on the relationship between the actual signatures and the expected signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CONNECTM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nayeem M. Hussain, Ryan T. Fant, William J. McLeod, Theodore R. Ullrich, Dean DiPietro, Nathan Gardner Meryash, Pepin Sebastian Gelardi
  • Patent number: 11035967
    Abstract: A device for assigning to the unknown onset of a signal in a noisy time series a probability of that onset having a signed excursion away from the trace mean including one or more means arranged to: define a polarity at a given time sample by reference to the sign of the amplitude difference between the extrema immediately before and after the given time sample in the time series; define a positive and a negative polarity probability density function; take the respective products of the positive and negative polarity probability density functions with an onset probability density function defining the probability that the onset of the signal occurs at a given time sample; and marginalize the respective products of the positive and negative polarity probability density functions with the onset probability density function over time to estimate final probabilities that the onset has a positive or a negative polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Pugh, Robert S. White, Philip Andrew Felton Christie
  • Patent number: 11027248
    Abstract: An Animal Feed Mixer (Dairy or Beef) Scale indicator system records Feed Mixer Operating Speed along with the operating temperatures and hydraulic & lube oil pressures of the mixer gearboxes and hydraulic drive system and notifies the operator and records the temperature or pressures, along with the weight, date, and time, when limits have been exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DIGI-STAR, LLC
    Inventors: Jerome A. Bump, Jack Allen Danner, Christopher V. Horton
  • Patent number: 11027539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pallet for printing on an article of clothing. The pallet includes a mount plate including a first end and a second end and a top plate including a first end and a second end. The second end of the top plate located at the second end of the mount plate. A gap is between the top plate and the mount plate. A collar plate is located on the first end of the mount plate. The first end of the mount plate extends beyond the first end of the top plate to define a space between the top plate and the collar plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: JAKPRINTS, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Edwards
  • Patent number: 11031888
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a rotating electric machine (1) having a rotor (3), a polyphase excitation winding (5) and a commutation apparatus (9) for commutating excitation winding currents of the excitation winding (5) depending on rotor position values (R) for rotor positions of the rotor (3). First measurement values (A) for the rotor positions are detected by means of a first sensor apparatus (13) and second measurement values (B) for the rotor positions are detected by means of a second sensor apparatus (15). For the commutation of the excitation winding currents, the rotor position values (R) are formed from weighted mean values (M) of the first measurement values (A) and the second measurement values (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schnell, Michael Winkler, Emanoil Iordache
  • Patent number: 11022472
    Abstract: Estimating fluid related quantities of a first fluid compartment and a second fluid compartment disposed in or connected to a moveable platform. Measurements from the first fluid level sensor, the second fluid level sensor, the third fluid level sensor, the fourth fluid level sensor are combined into a unified calculation. The fluid related quantities are calculated from the unified calculation, the fluid related quantities comprising all of: (1) a fluid orientation estimate which is common to both the first fluid compartment and the second fluid compartment, (2) a first fluid height estimate for the first fluid compartment, and (3) a second fluid height estimate for the second fluid compartment, whereby (1), (2), and (3) form a set of results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Victor Zahn
  • Patent number: 11022534
    Abstract: An analyzing device is provided, which can accurately analyze information related to generation sources. A generation source analyzing device is provided, which includes a measurement value acquiring unit to acquire time-series measurement values of a concentration of each of a plurality of measured object components at a measurement point, a correlation calculating unit to calculate a correlation value between the time-series measurement values of at least one set of the measured object components, and a generation source analyzing unit to analyze information related to generation sources of at least one measured object component based on the correlation value calculated by the correlation calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeda, Bo Li, Yoshiki Hasegawa, Kazuhiro Koizumi, Yu Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11014683
    Abstract: An integrated densitometer-compensator system for providing a digital indication of the dielectric value and density of a fluid in a tank includes a dielectric capacitive measuring device, a vibrating spool fluid density measuring device, a signal processor, a power supply, and a remote computing device. The signal processor produces a digital signal representing the dielectric value and density of the fluid, and includes a serial driver that transmits the digital signal as a serial word by modulating a carrier signal. An unshielded interface cable transmits the serial word, which can contain a unique identifier, and also provides power to the system. Transmission can be electrically, optically, or wirelessly. The exemplary system measures aviation fuel characteristics in fuel tanks onboard an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robbie W. Hall
  • Patent number: 11014324
    Abstract: A rotary-tool sleeve extractor for a unit for converting a flat substrate that includes a base (23) intended to be fixed to the conversion unit (7) and an extraction head (24) that: a) is movable with respect to the base (23) between a withdrawn position and a deployed position and, b) has a gripper (25) that can engage with a sleeve (13) of a rotary tool (10, 11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Boris Béguin, Philippe Clément, Guillaume Dénisse
  • Patent number: 11014383
    Abstract: A cutting device, including a rotating body, a first link member, a second link member, a placement part, and a movable blade holder, is provided. The first link member is swingable according to sliding movement of a first groove cam in the rotating body with respect to a first pin in the first link member. The second link member is swingable according to sliding movement of a second pin in the first link member with respect to a second groove cam in the second link member. The movable blade holder is swingable according to sliding movement of a third pin in the second link member with respect to a third groove cam in the movable blade holder between a cutting position, at which a printing medium is nipped to be cut between a movable blade and the placement part, and a retracted position retracted from the cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Mizutani, Yoshikazu Kawauchi