Patents Examined by Matthew Kresse
  • Patent number: 11198168
    Abstract: A first-face forming portion of a workpiece and a second-face forming portion spaced apart from it by the length of an intermediate portion are clamped with a first-face forming die and a second-face forming die, respectively. The first-face forming die is moved either upward or downward and the second-face forming die is moved in a direction toward the first-face forming die, and the second-face forming die is pressed against the first-face forming die to shape the upright wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tsuchiya, Naoki Inoue, Toshifumi Matsuda, Masahiro Koike
  • Patent number: 11192118
    Abstract: A method for separating composite materials and mixtures, in particular solid-material mixtures and slags, and to a device for carrying out said method. The method for separating composite materials and mixtures comprises the step of transporting the composite material or the mixture through a separating device. The composite material to be separated or the mixture to be separated is excited by mechanical impulses as it passes through the separating device and is thereby separated. The device (1) for carrying out the method comprises a drive unit (21) for driving a rotor element (32), which is connected to a bearing/shaft unit (22) and which is part of a rotor unit (31). The rotor element itself has at least one rotor tool (33) and each rotor tool has at least one rotor tool component (34) and is surrounded by a stator element (42), which is part of a stator unit (41). The stator element itself has at least one stator tool (43) and each stator tool has at least one stator tool component (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Deniz Graf
  • Patent number: 11185905
    Abstract: An apparatus for backward flow forming a material may comprise a mandrel having a headstock at a proximate end of the mandrel, the mandrel configured to rotate about an axis, a plurality of rollers disposed radially outward of the mandrel configured to exert force on the material to form a work piece at a plastic deformation zone, wherein the work piece flows from the plastic deformation zone between the plurality of rollers and the mandrel toward a distal end of the mandrel, and a catcher, coaxial to the mandrel, and removably coupled to the work piece at a traveling end of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Agnieszka Wusatowska-Sarnek, John Palitsch
  • Patent number: 11135635
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the blanking of metal parts, in which a multi-layered basic material with a number of mutually stacked, preferably essentially identical, individual layers is placed and clamped partly between a blanking die and a blank holder and partly between a blanking punch and a counter punch and wherein the blanking punch and the counter punch that are moved relative to the blanking die and the blank holder over a distance corresponding to at least a thickness of the multi-layered basic material whereby several blanked parts are cut and separated from the multi-layered basic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sipke Koopmans, Arjen Brandsma, Giel Rompen, Rob Mutsaers, Ronald Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 11102932
    Abstract: A baling system operable to receive loose material, form the loose material into an individual charge, and compress the individual charge with one or more other charges to form a bale. The baling system includes a forming chamber and a plunger operable to move in a reciprocating manner within the forming chamber from a front-dead-center position in which a plunger face is furthest re) from the bale to a rear-dead-center position in which the plunger face contacts and compresses the bale. The system includes a feeder component operable to pre-compress the loose material to form the individual charge and then move the individual charge into the forming chamber, the feeder component including a feeder chute having a feeder chute outlet connected to the forming chamber. The feeder component is operable to pre-compress the loose material into the individual charge and then move the individual charge into the forming chamber for compression by the plunger into the bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin J. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11098492
    Abstract: A rebar tying tool configured to tie plural rebars using a wire is disclosed herein. The rebar tying tool may include a reel supporting mechanism configured to switch between a first state of detachably supporting a reel on which the wire is wound and a second state of undetachably supporting the reel; a wire feeding mechanism configured to feed the wire from the reel; and an openable cover that at least partially covers at least one of the reel supporting mechanism and the wire feeding mechanism. The reel supporting mechanism may switch from the first state to the second state by a user operation of closing the cover, and/or may switch from the second state to the first state by a user operation of opening the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Machida, Tadasuke Matsuno
  • Patent number: 11072013
    Abstract: A formed material 1 having a cylindrical trunk portion 10 and a flange portion 11 formed at an end section of the trunk portion is manufactured by performing multi-stage drawing of a material metal sheet. Multi-stage drawing includes: preliminary drawing that forms, from a material metal sheet 2, a preform 20 having a trunk element 20a; compression drawing that is performed at least once after the preliminary drawing and that forms the trunk portion 10 by drawing the trunk element 20a while applying a pressure-adjustable compressive force to the trunk element 20a; and finish-ironing that is performed for securing dimensional precision at least once following the compression drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naofumi Nakamura, Yudai Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11065661
    Abstract: A method of modifying a golf club head including engaging a bending tool with the golf club head and bending at least a portion of a sole of the golf club head by applying force using the bending tool to cause plastic deformation of the sole. The plastic deformation changes a contour of an exterior surface of the sole. According to another aspect, a golf club head includes a striking face including a face center, a top portion, a sole including a leading edge and a trailing edge, and a rear side opposite the striking face. The rear side includes a channel configured to permit bending at least a portion of the sole to cause plastic deformation to change a bounce angle defined as an angle between a virtual sole line and a virtual ground plane when the golf club head is orientated in a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick Ripp, Keith Dolezel
  • Patent number: 11052441
    Abstract: There is provided a meandering control device for a rolling line capable of setting temperature of a material to be rolled so as to suppress meandering of the material to be rolled. The meandering control includes a tail end roll force calculation unit that calculates a predictive value of roll force when entry side tension is not applied, an allowable meandering amount roll force calculation unit that calculates a reference value of the roll force applied to the material to be rolled when a meandering amount of the material to be rolled is an allowable amount, and a temperature rise amount calculation unit that calculates a temperature rise amount of the material to be rolled, based on a difference between the predictive value of the roll force and the reference value of the roll force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yukihiro Yamasaki, Naohiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 11034115
    Abstract: An extension for connection to a vehicle can include a first side, a second side, a ceiling, and a bottom, the first side opposing the second side and the ceiling opposing the bottom, each of the first side and second side connected to the ceiling and the bottom; a partition arranged between the first side and the second side; and a baler, wherein the ceiling, the first side, the bottom, and the partition define a storage compartment, wherein the ceiling, the second side, the bottom, and the partition define a baler compartment, and wherein the baler is arranged within the baler compartment, the baler comprising a compression system and a baling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Altobelli, Myles Cohen
  • Patent number: 11007534
    Abstract: A stirred bead grinding mill includes a substantially cylindrical grinding shell and a central stirring shaft within the grinding shell. The central stirring shaft is provided with axially spaced stirring elements, preferably grinding discs, along the central stirring shaft. A replaceable grinding element is provided that includes an axial support structure arranged to form the outer periphery of the grinding element adapted to fit within the grinding shell, and at least one counter disc arranged to project radially inward from the axial support structure to an extent separating two grinding zones in an axial direction while allowing the central stirring shaft within the grinding shell, wherein at least part of the counter disc and/or the support structure is provided with castellations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jeff Belke, Alex Heath, Edward Allan Jamieson
  • Patent number: 11007558
    Abstract: A diamond die includes a diamond provided with a hole for drawing a wire material, the diamond being a CVD single-crystal diamond, an axis of the hole being inclined relative to a normal direction of a crystal plane of the diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., A.L.M.T. Corp.
    Inventors: Makoto Yukawa, Bunya Suemitsu, Takuya Kinoshita, Shigetoshi Sumimoto, Yutaka Kobayashi, Akihiko Ueda, Natsuo Tatsumi, Yoshiki Nishibayashi, Hitoshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 10953448
    Abstract: A method for bending a pipe by, while sandwiching one portion of the pipe by a gripping device, sandwiching the other portion of the pipe between a pair of bending rolls and by causing the other bending roll to relatively revolve about one bending roll out of the pair of bending rolls, wherein the bending rolls are held by a common movable frame body, the relative revolution is realized by synchronous movement in which rotating movement for rotating the frame body and lateral movement for moving the frame body in a direction (Y-axis direction) perpendicular to a longitudinal direction (X-axis direction) of the pipe are synchronized with each other, and the movement in the Y-axis direction of the frame body is performed such that a position in the Y-axis direction of a center axis of the one bending roll is held and a position in the X-axis direction of a rotating center point of the rotating movement remains same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Guang Ping Lan
  • Patent number: 10940518
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a press-formed article includes: forming a specified shape in a plate-like member made of metal; forming a convex portion in a portion that does not undergo deformation by the forming of the specified shape in the plate-like member; and flattening the convex portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hayashi, Masatoshi Miwa, Koichi Kume, Masato Sakai
  • Patent number: 10940515
    Abstract: A milling apparatus includes a plurality of milling roller units each including one milling roller that is made contact with, by pressing, one surface of one of a plurality of differently angled plate parts of an elongated metal milling material and another milling roller that is made contact with another surface of the plate part by pressing. At least one of the milling roller units mills a plate part different from a plate part milled by any other milling roller unit. A plurality of the milling roller units configured to mill an identical plate part are installed in a longitudinal direction of the plate part. The one milling roller and the other milling roller of at least one of the milling roller units are movable in axial directions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro Tachibana, Shigeru Maeda
  • Patent number: 10933462
    Abstract: A forging method for a shaft member includes preforming at least one of a plurality of enlarged diameter portions to obtain a semi-finished member, and forming a remainder of the enlarged diameter portions in the semi-finished member using a mold. The mold includes a punch, split dies, and a workpiece receiving member. The forming of the remainder of the enlarged diameter portions includes allowing the semi-finished member having the at least one of the enlarged diameter portions to be placed on the workpiece receiving member, cramping the semi-finished member in its radial direction by closing the split dies, and filling the semi-finished member into forming surfaces of the split dies by the pressure applied by the punch under the state in which the semi-finished member is cramped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiya Mano, Shintaro Suzuki, Shunichirou Tsuboi, Akira Nagatake, Renji Natsume, Masazumi Kobayashi, Tatsuro Sugiyama, Yoshio Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10906078
    Abstract: An apparatus for winding up a metal strip into a coil. A frame in which a second counter-bending roller is mounted in a rotatable manner. The frame is movable with the aid of a second setting device between a coiler shaft position and a roller bed position. In the roller bed position, the second counter-bending roller alongside a first counter-bending roller acts as the roller bed roller of a roller bed which is arranged above the coiling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Cramer, Thomas Holzhauer, Andreas Kastner, Heinz-Adolf Müller, Christian Mengel, Janina Weber
  • Patent number: 10906076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of extruding, rolling and drawing metal wire or rod with assistance of a combined static magnetic field, characterized by providing, in a moving direction of a metal wire or rod, a gradient static magnetic field generated by a combination of a permanent magnet and a steady electromagnet; and after a raw material for rolling the metal wire or rod is processed by the gradient static magnetic field, performing rolling extrusion and pulling on the material. For multiple passes of rolling extrusion and pulling, the static magnetic field processing is performed before each pass of rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hongming Wang, Guirong Li
  • Patent number: 10875028
    Abstract: A roll machine for milling includes a tube type supplying unit 16, feed rolls 19, 20, a feeder gate plate 21, and main rolls 4, 5. A load detector 28 for detecting stock level is provided on inlet part 16a of the tube type supplying unit 16, a detection rod 29 for detecting the level is suspended in the tube type supplying unit 16, and one end of the detection rod 29 is connected to the load detector 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi Okamoto, Hiroyuki Kawano
  • Patent number: 10870144
    Abstract: A ring rolling device for enlarging a ring blank includes a press element, a rotatably mounted mandrel and an advancing arrangement in which the mandrel is rotatably mounted with a first end part in a first rolling bearing and with a second end part in a second rolling bearing. The ring blank can be mounted around the mandrel. By means of the advancing arrangement, the mandrel is movable towards the press element and away from the latter again, wherein a roll gap which decreases in size, and in which the ring blank is rolled, is formed between the mandrel and the press element. The two rolling bearings are arranged axially fixed in the advancing arrangement, and the mandrel is mounted so as to be axially movable relative to these two rolling bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Maritz, Andreas Matt, Thomas Christoffel