Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 10870292
    Abstract: In an implementation, an example method of indexing a media feed shaft in a media feed device includes rotating a media feed shaft and transmitting the rotation to an output gear that is remote from the media feed shaft. The method also includes sensing a feature of the rotating output gear and indexing the media feed shaft to the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith Jariabka, Michael Ewe
  • Patent number: 10859597
    Abstract: A bias value associated with a sensor, e.g., a time-varying, non-zero value which is output from a sensor when it is motionless, is estimated using a ZRO-tracking filter which is a combination of a moving-average filter and a Kalman filter having at least one constraint enforced against at least one operating parameter of the Kalman filter. It achieves faster convergence on an estimated bias value and produces less estimate error after convergence. A resultant bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hua Sheng, Bryan A. Cook, Matthew G. Liberty
  • Patent number: 10857779
    Abstract: A stereoscopic pattern apparatus includes a base roller and a retrieving roller, a fine pattern hardening roller, an ink inserting roller and a convex pattern hardening roller. The base roller and the retrieving roller respectively provide and retrieve a base film. The fine pattern hardening roller is disposed between the base and retrieving rollers, and forms a lower hardening layer on the base film. A fine pattern is formed on the lower hardening layer. The ink inserting roller is disposed between the fine pattern hardening roller and the retrieving roller, and inserts an ink into the fine pattern. The convex pattern hardening roller is disposed between the ink inserting roller and the retrieving roller, and forms an upper hardening layer on the lower hardening layer. A convex lens is uniformly formed on the upper hardening layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: Sin Kwon, Dong-ha Song, Kye-hee Woo, Yun-seok Jang, Seung-hyun Lee, Taik-min Lee
  • Patent number: 10850578
    Abstract: A method of measuring and transmitting a tire characteristic using a sensor device mounted to a tire of a wheel, the sensor device comprising a sensor element, an accelerometer, a wireless transmitter, and a microprocessor; the method comprising the steps of: a) obtaining acceleration data; b) digitally filtering the acceleration data; c) determining moments in time when the wheel is in an angular position range; d) obtaining other sensor data; e) transmitting the other sensor data at said moments in time, step b) comprising using exponential moving average filters connected in series, corresponding to a predefined set of formulas comprising parameters, and f) determining number of samples per 360° rotation, and setting the parameters to a value proportional to said number of samples. A sensor device adapted for performing said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES SA
    Inventor: Oleksandr Zhuk
  • Patent number: 10850499
    Abstract: A sleeve station dedicated to the assembly of a sleeve and a mandrel for a flexographic press. The sleeve station can be loaded manually, and assembles the sleeve with the mandrel in a vertical orientation when both are in a vertical orientation with aligned axes, avoiding problems caused by the bending of the sleeves during assembly. After loading of the sleeve, it is returned to a horizontal axis orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Bobst Bielefeld GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Sudermann
  • Patent number: 10852217
    Abstract: A method for determining a potential cause of pre-identified conditions occurring in components of a plurality of rotary machines is provided. The method includes associating each rotary machine with a respective machine data set and identifying, in a component database, a first set of the components each having a first pre-identified condition. The method also includes identifying at least one common parameter from the machine data sets of the rotary machines associated with the first set of components, and identifying, in the component database, a second set of the components for which the machine data set of the associated rotary machine includes the at least one common parameter. The method further includes reporting the at least one common parameter as the potential cause of the first pre-identified condition, and as the potential cause of at least a second of the pre-identified conditions associated with the second set of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Forrester Seely, Melissa Ann Seely
  • Patent number: 10843454
    Abstract: A fabric mesh panel having a print area and a perimeter mesh area, the perimeter mesh area having folded-back edge portions which are adhesively attached to a remainder of the perimeter mesh area. The folded-back edge portions have stress relieving cuts extending from a termination edge back toward edge pockets defined by the mesh edge portions. Continuous adhesive strips extend around the fabric mesh panel on the top and bottom surfaces of the mesh panel, overlapping the termination edge of the folded back edge portion on the top surface of the mesh panel and in approximate registry therewith on the bottom surface of the mesh panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JSMD Key Products, LLC
    Inventor: James D. Larson
  • Patent number: 10845752
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes at least one pressing unit configured to bring the developing roller and the photoreceptor in contact with each other, an operating unit which is configured to be in an operating position during which a pressing force of the pressing unit is generated, and a standby during at which the pressing force is released, and a cover unit detachably provided to one side of the developing device and configured to guide movement of the operating unit to the operating position. By this configuration, operation of the operating unit is linked with an operation of detachment or attachment of the cover unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Wan Ho Lee, Jin Ho Park, Han Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10837870
    Abstract: Embodiments include an apparatus for determining a pull-out capacity of a nail disposed in concrete. The apparatus includes control processing circuitry and a Schmidt hammer electrically connected to the control processing circuitry. The Schmidt hammer is configured to strike the nail during a test event and to record a rebound value for the nail. The control processing circuitry is configured to calculate an estimated pull-out strength for the nail using the rebound value of the nail that resulted from the test event, a predetermined nail length, a predetermined nail penetration depth in the concrete, and an estimated predetermined strength of concrete. The apparatus also includes a remote computer configured to communicate with the control processing circuitry and to store an estimated pull-out strength of the nail. The control processing circuitry includes a memory and a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University
    Inventor: Muhammad Saleem
  • Patent number: 10828885
    Abstract: A printing process that reduces the amount of flash that occurs when printing to a surface of a plastic card. The printing can occur by a retransfer printing process. The printing process includes generating an image canvas that has rounded corners instead of the conventional right angle corners. The use of rounded corners on the image canvas reduces the amount of printing in the image canvas at the corners compared to an image canvas that has right angle corners, thereby reducing the amount of printing that is present that could form flash at the corners of the card surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Entrust Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick C. Cronin
  • Patent number: 10822109
    Abstract: Aircraft and methods and systems for determining airspeed of an aircraft. The methods and systems allow for calculation of airspeed in near-ground and on-ground aircraft operation. A GPS altitude and a vertical acceleration of the aircraft are obtained for a current time frame. A geometric altitude for the previous time frame is determined, and the difference between the GPS altitude and geometric altitude are combined with the vertical acceleration to calculate a geometric altitude rate of change. The geometric altitude rate of change is used to calculate a pressure altitude rate of change, which is used to calculate a pressure altitude for the aircraft. A static pressure is calculated from the pressure altitude, and the airspeed is calculated using the static pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jia Luo
  • Patent number: 10825621
    Abstract: A keyboard key structure includes a plurality of keycaps. Each keycap has a keycap body and an outward layer. The keycap body has an appearance with a first color. The outward layer has an appearance with a second color different from the first color. The outward layer is formed above the keycap body. The outward layer is formed with an engraving portion. The first color is exposed in the engraving portion. The present invention also provides a method of manufacturing a keycap of a keyboard key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Che-Hui Tsai, Te-Wei Li, Chieh-Liang Hsiao, Jen-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 10807420
    Abstract: A dual tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and wheel torque sensor system generates a single wireless signal containing both tire pressure data and wheel strain data. The wheel strain data is functionally related to wheel torque. The dual sensor has a transceiver that generates the wireless signal for a remote controller. A body of the dual sensor is positioned on the interior of the wheel under the tire, near the valve stem. The wheel torque is used to control braking, propulsion or steering of a Highly Automated Driving (HAD) vehicle, and to improve vehicle stability control and vehicle diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Samuel Steele, Kevin M. Danford
  • Patent number: 10809348
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide to generate a first signal that includes a perfect polyphase-encoding of an identifier of the wireless station; transmit the first signal; receive from an end device, a second signal that is responsive to the first signal and includes a perfect polyphase-encoding of the identifier of the wireless station and an identifier of the end device; autocorrelate the first signal and the second signal; calculate in response to the autocorrelation, a time difference between the first signal and the second signal; calculate in response to the calculation, a phase difference between the first signal and the second signal; and calculate in response to the calculation of the phase difference, a distance between the wireless station and the end device based on the time difference, the phase difference, the identifier of the wireless station, and the identifier of the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yaojun Zeng, Shi-Jau Simon Wang, Ray A. Sears, Jr., Sandeep Sharma
  • Patent number: 10794366
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and assessing power performance changes of one or more wind turbines of a wind farm, the method comprising the steps of: for each wind turbine to be monitored, defining a group of reference wind turbines, the group of reference wind turbines comprising two or more wind turbines, operating the wind turbines of the wind farm, while obtaining locally measured wind speeds at each of the wind turbines, during a training period, obtaining the power performance data in relation to the locally measured wind speed for each of the monitored wind turbines, during the training period, for each of the monitored wind turbines, generating a wind speed transfer function establishing a relationship between the locally measured wind speeds at each of the reference wind turbines and the locally measured wind speed at the monitored wind turbine, operating the wind turbines of the wind farm, while obtaining locally measured wind speeds, at least at the reference wind turbines during one or more test period
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Carsten Krogh Nielsen, Sven Jesper Knudsen
  • Patent number: 10786984
    Abstract: A segment wheel for a device for printing on hollow bodies has a plurality of segments formed on its circumference. A printing blanket, for printing on the hollow bodies, is, or at least can be, arranged on at least one segment. The segment wheel has a main body, the main body being made from a metal material. The segments are arranged along the circumference of the main body, each at a joint. Each segment is releasably connected to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventor: Michael Koblinger
  • 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: 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: 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: 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