Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 11285713
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes a squeegee driver that lifts/lowers a first lifting/lowering shaft and a second lifting/lowering shaft; a link mechanism including a swinging member that pivots about a horizontal axis by lifting/lowering operations of the first lifting/lowering shaft and the second lifting/lowering shaft; a squeegee unit installed to the swinging member; and a controller that controls at least a height of the squeegee unit and an orientation of the squeegee unit in a rotating direction by controlling the squeegee driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isobata, Takaaki Sakaue, Ryo Senoo, Susumu Toyoda, Masahiro Morimoto, Yusuke Sueyasu, Seiya Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11285736
    Abstract: A printer includes: a conveyor that conveys a printing medium; a printing device that prints an image; a roller provided downstream of the printing device in a conveying direction; an opposed member opposed to the roller; a motor; a coupling mechanism that power-transmittably couples the motor and the roller to each other and rotates the roller in a first direction during driving of the motor, the first direction being a rotational direction for conveying the printing medium downstream in the conveying direction; and a moving mechanism that moves the roller between (i) a first position at which the roller is power-transmittably coupled to the motor by the coupling mechanism, and the printing medium is nipped by the roller and the opposed member and (ii) a second position at which the roller is power-transmittably coupled to the motor by the coupling mechanism and separated from the printing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11285739
    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: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Leo Martinez, Leo Martinez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11285743
    Abstract: A printer includes a printer body (110) including a recording-paper holder (111) that holds rolled recording paper (100) and includes a holder guide (112) for guiding the recording paper (100), a platen roller (140), a print head (130) attached to the printer body (110), and a lower guide (160) that is disposed to face the holder guide (112) such that a conveying path for guiding the recording paper (100) is formed between the lower guide (160) and the holder guide (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya Oguchi, Sumio Watanabe, Yukihiro Mori, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Yuji Yada, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11279168
    Abstract: A stencil kit comprises a stencil base, one or more canvas positioners, and one or more guide rings. The stencil base has a circular shaped cut-out region and one or more sets of scales spaced circumferentially around the cut-out region. Each canvas positioner has an opening adapted to receive the canvas. Each guide ring has a radial array of guide lines spaced circumferentially around the guide ring. A user may use the stencil kit with stencils that are included in the stencil kit and/or stencils that are provided separately to make patterns on a canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Sharon Shum Long Yeung
  • Patent number: 11268809
    Abstract: A method adjusts a mechanical process on a material in order to improve bonding characteristics of the material. A system collects surface micro-roughness measurements of a material, and places discrete sampling regions on the material. The system analyzes the surface micro-roughness measurements for each of the discrete sampling regions on the material, and identifies a lowest micro-roughness measurement in a discrete sampling region from a plurality of discrete sampling regions on the material. The system compares the lowest micro-roughness measurement to a threshold micro-roughness measurement in order to determine that the lowest micro-roughness measurement is less than the threshold micro-roughness measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Bennett, James D. Bielick, David J. Braun, Timothy P. Younger, Theron L. Lewis, Stephen M. Hugo, John R. Dangler, Timothy A. Bartsch
  • Patent number: 11260685
    Abstract: An ink pad container is detachably disposed on a fixing seat of a stamp and has a body. The body has a chamber formed in the body, a bottom surface, two opposite side surfaces, a front surface, an opening formed in the bottom surface of the body and communicating with the chamber, two positioning portions formed in the two opposite side surfaces of the body respectively, a front recess formed in the front surface of the body, a front stopper formed across the front recess of the body, and a front guiding groove formed between the front stopper and the front recess. The replacement of the ink pad container is made convenient and stable by the front stopper with single-point forcing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Wen Jer Shih
  • Patent number: 11260684
    Abstract: There is disclosed a stamp pad unit (1), in particular for a self-inking stamp, which comprises two ink pads (2a, 2b) being arranged within a frame (3), abutting against opposing surfaces (4a, 4b) of a separating plate (5) and being separated thereby from each other, wherein the frame (3) consists of two separate frame parts (3a, 3b) which are connected with each other and within which the ink pads (2a, 2b) are accommodated, wherein at least one frame part (3a, 3b), preferably each of the frame parts (3a, 3b), comprises at least one inwardly directed retaining projection (6a, 6b) engaged with an ink pad (2a, 2b) for holding the ink pad (2a, 2b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 11254119
    Abstract: A method for image inspection on printed products in a printing material processing machine. Printed products are recorded and digitizing and the recorded images are compared with a digital reference image to find image areas with distorted regions. Suitable rectification factors are calculated and the digital reference image is rectified with suitable rectification factors for the distorted image areas. The modified digital reference image is then compared to images recorded during the production run. If deviations are found, the printed products are found defective and removed. The computer also identifies image areas in the reference image that do not have enough edges for calculating suitable rectification factors and inserts anchors into the image areas. The anchors are printed, recorded and digitized, as they become part of the recorded digital printed image. In that case, the computer calculates the local rectification factors by way of the anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Immanuel Fergen, Frank Schumann
  • Patent number: 11255747
    Abstract: An apparatus for analysing the condition of a machine having a part rotating with a speed of rotation (fROT), comprising: a first sensor (10) adapted to generate an analogue electric measurement signal (SEA) dependent on mechanical vibrations (VMD) emanating from rotation of said part; an analogue-to-digital converter (40, 44) adapted to sample said analogue electric measurement signal (SEA) at an initial sampling frequency (fS) so as to generate a digital measurement data signal (SMD, SENV) in response to said received analogue electric measurement signal (SEA); a device (420) for generating a position signal (Ep) having a sequence of position signal values (P(i)) for indicating momentary rotational positions of said rotating part; and a speed value generator (601) being adapted for recording a time sequence of said position signal values (P(i)) such that there are angular distances (delta-FIp1-p2, delta-FIp2-p3) and corresponding durations (delta-Tp1-p2; delta-Tp2-p3) between at least three consecutive posi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: S.P.M. Instrument AB
    Inventor: Lars-Olov Hedin
  • Patent number: 11254438
    Abstract: A vessel designed for enclosing at least one sensor is arranged within a fuel tank. The vessel is provided with a fuel inlet connected to a refuelling arrangement of the tank, and with through-holes for the fuel to exit the vessel to the tank or to enter the vessel from the tank. It allows that measurement results which are provided by the sensor during a refuelling operation relate to the fuel currently admitted into the tank, separately from the fuel initially contained in the tank before the refuelling operation has started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Lamourette, Julien Delrieu
  • Patent number: 11247500
    Abstract: Turning device for a self-inking stamp includes a housing and an actuating bracket. The housing has, on each of two opposite side walls, one control cam curved at least in sections for a turning shaft. The bracket is connected and displaceable relative to the housing. On each of two limbs arranged parallel to the housing side walls, the bracket has one turning shaft guide arranged transversely to a displacement direction of the bracket relative to the housing. The guide and the control cam overlap partially at least on a first side and in at least one position of the bracket relative to the housing and configure an opening which is continuous from an outer side, so that a turning shaft is introduceable in the longitudinal direction from the outside into the turning device. The guides have in each case one displaceably mounted sliding bush with a turning shaft bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Johann Wilflingseder, Norbert Riedl
  • Patent number: 11241896
    Abstract: A housing case includes a tape roll housing section configured to house a tape roll of a wound tape to be fed to a tape printing device, a tape discharge side removal portion removably provided in a first wall section, the tape discharge side removal portion to be removed to form a tape discharge in the first wall section through which the tape fed from the tape roll is fed, and a cartridge housing section configured to house a ribbon cartridge having an ink ribbon, the ribbon cartridge to be mounted into the tape printing device and being configured to hold the tape fed from the tape roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi Yanagisawa, Akio Ishimoto, Mizuki Bizen
  • Patent number: 11235600
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes a cassette case, a tape roll, an ink ribbon, an arm portion, a long hole, and a ribbon take-up spool. A first distance, which is a length of the long hole in a left-right direction, is larger than a second distance, which is a length from a right side surface of the cassette case to a right side end portion of the long hole. A center of gravity of the tape cassette is located in a specific area, which is an area whose both end positions in the left-right direction are the same as both left and right side end portions of the long hole, and which extends in a front-rear direction of the cassette case. The right side end portion of the long hole is located further to the right than a center of the ribbon take-up spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Akira Sago
  • Patent number: 11231037
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling and/or monitoring a compressor system comprising several components, namely one or more compressors, one or more peripheral devices, and also a control/monitoring unit, wherein the compressors and peripheral devices are arranged or connected in a certain configuration. The method distinguishes itself in that (a) in a measured-value-capture step, measured values are captured within the compressor system or the components; (b) in an allocation step, context information is allocated to the measured value or measured values in advance, simultaneously, or after the measured-value capture, in order to standardize the measured values; and (c) in an evaluation step, the measured value or measured values standardized by the context information are used in a control, monitoring, diagnostics, or evaluation routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Wagner, Andreas Birkenfeld, Anika Hartwich
  • Patent number: 11225099
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a housing having a front wall and a tape feed exit located on the front wall, a tape included at least partially within the housing, and a pressing portion and a first non-pressing portion on the front wall. The pressing portion and the first non-pressing portion are positioned to oppose tape type detecting switches of the label printer when the cassette is in the label printer. The pressing portion is configured to change a state of an opposing one of the tape type detecting switches, and the first non-pressing portion is configured to avoid changing a state of an opposing one of the tape type detecting switches. The first non-pressing portion is a planar area of the front wall extending in a tape width direction from a top surface of the housing to a bottom surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Teruo Imamaki
  • Patent number: 11214087
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an automatic drawing system capable of drawing a figure having a smooth and clear contour, in which a control apparatus, based on figure data of a planned drawing figure, by operation of a cartesian coordinate robot, moves a paint discharging apparatus parallel to a contour line of the planned drawing figure to be drawn at a planned drawing location, and along with this movement, the control apparatus executes contour parallel drawing control that causes the paint discharging apparatus to continuously perform a paint discharging operation, thereby drawing a contour portion of the planned drawing figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Taikisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Manabe, Chikara Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11216312
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for management of unit-based virtual accelerator resources are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes obtaining multiple accelerator device resource consumption measurements, wherein the measurements represent multiple accelerator device resource types consumed by one or more accelerator devices over a defined temporal interval; computing a composite unit of measurement of accelerator device resource consumption, attributable to the one or more accelerator devices over the defined temporal interval, by normalizing the multiple accelerator device resource consumption measurements using a scaling factor that is based at least in part on one or more static aspects of the one or more accelerator devices; and outputting the composite unit of measurement to at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Virtustream IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: John Yani Arrasjid, Derek Anderson, Eloy F. Macha
  • Patent number: 11207879
    Abstract: There is provided a screen printer including: a squeegee device for spreading a cream solder over a mask having formed thereon a printing pattern configured of a plurality of through holes to force the cream solder through the printing pattern; a clamping device for holding a board that is conveyed to be placed under the mask; and a lift device for disposing the board with respect to the mask in relation to a vertical direction, wherein the clamping device includes a pair of clamping portions for holding the board therebetween from a width direction, wherein the pair of clamping portions includes individually detachable clamping members that are brought into abutment with lateral end faces of the board, and wherein the clamping members individually have two or more clamping surfaces that are brought into abutment with the board in such a way that the clamping surfaces can be converted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Ritsuo Hirukawa, Yoji Fujita, Takeshi Kondo, Shoji Fukakusa, Yoshimune Yokoi, Naoki Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11203196
    Abstract: A device for imprinting cans comprises a plurality of ink cartridges that supply ink to a plurality of printing plates; the printing plates communicate with transfer blankets fixed to a drum, the transfer blankets move ink from the printing plates and apply it to cans; each transfer blanket includes a different art in low relief which produces an image on cans in addition to the image produced by printing plates; the device is preferably a rotary dry offset printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Joao Vilas Boas, Jeffrey Lewis