Patents Examined by Nirvana Deonauth
  • Patent number: 11214469
    Abstract: The present inventions provides a lifting device 101 comprising a main body 105 being of a generally elongate form, said main body 105 having at one end thereof a transport means 102, 120 to allow said device to translate relative to the ground, a boom portion 103 cooperating with said main body 105 and adapted to support a load at its end, a motive power means 115 to lift or lower said load, said main body 105 being able to be pivoted by a user with respect to a fulcrum 102, 120 formed by either said transport means 102, 120 and a ground location or said transport means 102, 120, around an axis generally parallel to the ground, to transfer or arcuately move a load carried by said boom portion 103, thereby providing a functionally variable horizontal reach 1013 to said device 101.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MAKINEX IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: James David Francis West, Rory Campbell Kennard
  • Patent number: 11215166
    Abstract: An assembly assisting device for assisting an assembling of at least two wind turbine components of a wind turbine is provided. The assembly assisting device includes at least one bolt magazine with at least one bolt magazine store unit for storing bolts for the assembling and at least one bolt magazine attaching unit for attaching the bolt magazine to at least one attaching structure of at least one of the wind turbine components. In addition, a method for assembling at least two wind turbine components of the wind turbine with following steps is provided: a) providing of the wind turbine components and providing of at least one assembly assisting device including bolts and b) assembling of the wind turbine components with the aid of the bolts of the bolt magazine store unit of the assembly assisting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Joergen Klitgaard, Christian Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11217978
    Abstract: A grommet includes a body portion defining a first aperture and a second aperture. A hollow channel extends between the first aperture and the second aperture. The channel is defined by an interior surface of the body portion. One or more engagement structures are defined by the interior surface of the grommet body portion, and are configured to engage one or more corresponding engagement structures provided about an exterior surface of a mounting structure engaged about and elongated member that is positioned within the hollow channel of the grommet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gronowicz, Jr., Jeffrey Edward Malotke, II, Richard Joseph Exenberger
  • Patent number: 11208767
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Timothy K. Lawler, Laura Ann Ruhala, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise
  • Patent number: 11199278
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Patent number: 11198202
    Abstract: A fixture for supporting a workpiece during a machining operation is disclosed. The fixture may include a seat configured to receive the workpiece. The fixture may further include a quick release lever mounted to the fixture and configured to displace the workpiece from the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Butler, Kenneth L. Mask, Steve B. Barnett, Joey R. Bain
  • Patent number: 11192194
    Abstract: A tool holder comprising a base element, a deformable receiver for clamping a tool and at least one locking element configured for preventing an axial extraction of the tool from the tool holder through engaging a corresponding opposite element at the tool, wherein the at least one locking element is integrally configured in one piece with the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Franz Haimer Maschinenbau KG
    Inventor: Franz Haimer
  • Patent number: 11162254
    Abstract: Provided is a column-beam joint structure 1, wherein a plurality of thick-walled portions 3, notches 7, and narrow-width portions 9a on a central side of a flange plate 5 are formed integrally, cutting (dividing) is effected at a cut line 8, and the thick-walled portion 3 is welded and joined to a column 2a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SDR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshio Fujioka
  • Patent number: 11154962
    Abstract: A burnishing tool uses a relatively small pressing load in burnishing. The burnishing tool for machining a target surface of a workpiece includes a base and a tip portion located on a distal end of the base. The tip portion includes a linear slide-contact portion that linearly contacts and slides on the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Daichi Kamimura, Masaru Futamura
  • Patent number: 11154957
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing poppet valves, the method including: cross-wedge rolling a preform (2), which has at least one disk portion (4) and a shaft portion, to produce a valve blank (10), wherein a diameter of the shaft portion (6) is reduced substantially to a shaft diameter of a shaft (16), and additionally a length of the shaft portion (6) is increased substantially to a length of the shaft (16) by means of a rolling-out process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Valvetrain GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Matthias, Antonius Wolking, Guido Bayard
  • Patent number: 11148248
    Abstract: A method for smoothing surface roughness within an internal passageway is disclosed. In various embodiments, the method comprises developing a first sphere progression through a length of the internal passageway, each sphere within the first sphere progression having a first sphere diameter greater than or equal to a diameter of the internal passageway; and developing a second sphere progression through the length of the internal passageway, each sphere within the second sphere progression having a second sphere diameter greater than the first sphere diameter, whereby the inner surface of the internal passageway is smoothed, first by the first sphere progression and then by the second sphere progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Henry H. Thayer, Wendell V. Twelves
  • Patent number: 11147418
    Abstract: A fryer includes a cooking chamber for holding a cooking medium at least one heating element positioned within the cooking chamber, and a chain conveyor for selectively advancing food product through the cooking chamber along a movement path. The chain conveyor includes first and second chains coupled together by a plurality of baskets extending therebetween. The movement path includes a series of legs, including a first leg wherein the food product moves substantially vertically from above the cooking medium to a greatest depth within the cooking medium and including a second leg subsequent to the first leg wherein the food product moves substantially horizontally at the greatest depth within the cooking medium. Automated filtering systems and methods for removing debris from cooking medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Casey, Charles Leader, Robert Panning, Bruce Miller
  • Patent number: 11141021
    Abstract: The invention provides an appliance for making a hollow toasted food product. The appliance includes a pair of opposed parts which is hingedly connected along one side such that opposed surfaces can, in use, be folded onto each other, a heating element in heat communication with each surface, a hollow formed in one or each opposed heating surface, such that a cavity is formed when the parts are folded closed onto each other, and wherein the opposed edges of each hollow is proximate each other, when closed. The appliance further includes an inside mould of which the outer surface is complementary and smaller than the inner surface of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Albert Stanford
  • Patent number: 11142344
    Abstract: An assembly configured to prevent damage to an object during manufacture thereof is provided including a first housing having a substantially hollow interior. An exposed first planar surface of the first housing includes an inlet port and a plurality of small openings formed about the periphery. The inlet port, the hollow interior, and the plurality of small openings form a fluid flow path through the assembly. A second housing similar in size and shape to the first housing, has an exposed second planar surface. An intermediate layer is arranged between the first housing and the second housing. A cross-section of the intermediate layer is configured to change shape in response to a compression force applied thereto by the first housing and the second housing to form a seal separating an exterior portion of the objection exposed to the plurality of small openings from an interior surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David W. Caywood, Pellumb Ameti, Michael Tabone, Kneil Northrop
  • Patent number: 11141042
    Abstract: A method for producing an endoscope that includes an endoscope head and an optic tube, including the steps of providing the endoscope head, providing the optic tube, and pushing a proximal end area of the optic tube into a distal end area of the endoscope head. The distal end area of the endoscope head is press-fitted with the proximal end area of the optic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Salvermoser, Ewald Stihl
  • Patent number: 11141023
    Abstract: A cutting board having a curved chamber wall along a side portion for collecting foodstuff in and pouring foodstuff from a chamber spaced defined by the chamber wall. The chamber wall provides a concaved top face for facilitating wiping a cutting utensil clean of foodstuff so that the wiped-off foodstuff falls toward the center of the cutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: James Park
  • Patent number: 11135686
    Abstract: A method is for positioning a hollow workpiece obtained by casting and that enables the workpiece obtained in this way to be machined in accurate manner. The workpiece is obtained by a casting method involving a mold and a sacrificial core inserted inside the mold and serving to form at least one cavity in the workpiece. The workpiece includes surfaces of a first type defined during casting by the surfaces of the mold, and surfaces of a second type defined during casting by the surfaces of the core. A frame of reference for positioning the workpiece is constructed that includes at least three reference points (P1-P3) belonging to surfaces of the second type of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Matthieu Jean Luc Vollebregt, Coralie Cinthia Guerard, Patrick Emilien Paul Emile Huchin, Joseph Toussaint Tami Lizuzu
  • Patent number: 11131067
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Timothy K. Lawler, Laura Ann Ruhala, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise
  • Patent number: 11129501
    Abstract: A cutting board is configured to be suspended above a sink basin. The cutting board includes a top, cutting surface, and a bottom surface opposite the top surface. The cutting board also includes a bevel, an upper ledge, and a bumper. The bevel is disposed along a first edge of the bottom surface. The upper ledge extends outwardly beyond the bevel to support the cutting board along a rim of the sink or countertop. The bumper is disposed on the bevel and engages with the sink to prevent movement of the cutting board in one direction. The cutting board is configured to be used in both a mounted configuration above a basin of the sink and an unmounted configuration on a flat surface away from the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Ryan Detlaff
  • Patent number: 11131066
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises a claw assembly extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. The claw assembly extractor may include a pair of jaw members that are pivotally connected to each other by a pivoting pin and a rotating pin. Each jaw member may include a lower end configured to contact and secure a railroad spike and a pair of upper members interlocked with each other and pivotally connected to the clevis fastener with the rotating pin. When the drive shaft is rotated, the claw assembly extractor and the mounting flange may move inside the main housing in a vertical direction to extract the railroad spike from the rail tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Peter M. Bartek, Corey Dash, Laura Ann Ruhala, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Daniel Richard Scott