Patents Examined by Omar Flores Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11515692
    Abstract: A wire stripping assembly includes a pair of pliers including a pair of handles and a pair of jaws. Each of the jaws has a plurality of cutting slots integrated therein. The cutting slots in each of the jaws forms a hole when the jaws are closed for having a wire positioned therein. The hole formed by each of the cutting slots has a unique diameter with respect to each other. In this way the hole formed by each of the pairs of cutting slots can accommodate a unique gauge of wire with respect to each other. The cutting slots in each of the jaws is positioned on a leading edge of the jaws thereby facilitating the pair of pliers to be pulled toward a user when the user is stripping the insulation from the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Steve Revak
  • Patent number: 11510519
    Abstract: A steeping apparatus (10) includes a container (12) and a partition (22) dividing the container into upper and lower chambers (24, 26). The partition has a central aperture (32, FIG. 2) which interconnects the chambers and is arranged to trap a volume of air 38 in the lower chamber when the container is filled with liquid. Hot water poured into the upper chamber (24) passes through the aperture to partially fill the lower chamber, trapping a volume of air (38). Brewing material (34) located in the upper chamber (24) steeps in the hot water to produce a beverage and gradually sinks into the lower chamber (26) through the aperture. The air (38) trapped in the lower chamber applies a force to the liquid inhibiting movement of liquid between the chambers so that the brewing material (34) is isolated from the beverage. In other embodiments, the partition is pressed down through the container after brewing to isolate the brewing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Abdul Ebrahim Patel
  • Patent number: 11504775
    Abstract: Provided is a machining tool, including: a tool head, configured to contact a workpiece to be processed and process the workpiece to be processed; a tool shank including a body and a fixing recess formed by recessing from one end of the body in an axial direction of the body; and a fixing shaft including a shaft body formed by extending from the tool head and a shaft extension extending from the shaft body in a direction facing away from the tool head. The shaft extension is inserted into the fixing recess to achieve fixing. At least a portion of the shaft extension has a non-circular cross-section, and a shape of the fixing recess matches a shape of the shaft extension. Compared with the related art, the machining tool of the present disclosure has high processing precision and good reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Bingke Zhu
  • Patent number: 11504815
    Abstract: A method for producing a cutting section from a closed tubular element (14) which is in the form of a hollow cylinder and from one or more drill segments (16) which are connected to the closed tubular element (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Florian Schroeder, Guenter Domani, Pingyan Rong
  • Patent number: 11498139
    Abstract: A saw tooth for a saw including a square saw tooth body to be mounted on a holder and for receiving inserts fastened to inwardly sloping seating surfaces on the cutting end of the tooth body. The inserts are provided with cutting edges. Between seating surfaces, the cutting end of the tooth body defines recesses for receiving intermediate members fastened therein. The intermediate members are provided with cutting edges, and the intermediate members abut the adjoining inserts to form a cutting surface about the periphery of the cutting end of the saw tooth and help protect the saw tooth body from damage including washout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: U.S. TSUBAKI HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Tyler Rhode, Derek James Imig
  • Patent number: 11497163
    Abstract: A weed trimmer apparatus is disclosed, including a head comprising a body portion defining a trimmer member passage configured to receive a trimmer member and defining an aperture configured to receive a trimmer retention member in the form of a pin into the trimmer member passage. At least one or more trimmer member retention members comprising a pin operatively connected to the head for retaining one or more trimmer members. The pin is positionable within the body portion, movable from a trimmer member retention position to a trimmer release position, such that the moveable pin clears the passage in the trimmer release position, and such that the moveable pin extends across the trimmer member passage in the trimmer member retention position. The pin retention member is configured to extend through an aperture of at least one trimmer member to retain the trimmer member during operation of the weed trimmer apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Orlando Jerez, Orlando Jerez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11490756
    Abstract: A peeler includes a handle, a blade mount a blade and an adjustment device, the blade mount and the blade forming a peeling gap, wherein the adjustment device is configured to adjust the tension of the blade in order to adjust the peeling gap. Preferably the peeler is configured to allow a user to adjust the peeling gap to a predetermined value selected by the user and to maintain the peeling gap at the predetermined value during normal use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Wai Cheong Ng
  • Patent number: 11491532
    Abstract: Methods and devices for removing a workpiece part from a remaining workpiece, comprise a holding apparatus that is moveable in a removal direction and switchable between a fixing state for fixing the workpiece part to the holding apparatus and a release state for releasing the workpiece part from the holding apparatus. The holding apparatus has at least one electrically conductive first contact element for contacting the workpiece part at one or more first contact points and at least one electrically conductive second contact element for contacting the workpiece part at one or more second contact points. The device also has a sensor apparatus that uses the contact elements to check, in a first check state, the complete separation of the workpiece part from the remaining workpiece and to check, in a second check state, fixing of the workpiece part to the holding apparatus being in the fixing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Magnus Deiss
  • Patent number: 11490647
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide users with an apparatus, that can cut and seal a sandwich in multiple shapes. It is an aim of the present invention to provide a sandwich maker that comprises a semi-transparent or transparent material, which enables users to see and monitor the sandwich, as the crusts of the bread are being cut and the sandwich sealed. Further, the present invention comprises multiple pieces and shapes that serve specific purposes, the functions of which may be performed mutually exclusively. Furthermore, the sealing piece of the present invention has an oblique inner surface, that compresses the upper piece of the sandwich compactly, without creating any cracks or spillage of the filling. Thus, the present invention enables users to have a perfectly sealed, spill proof, and aesthetically appealing sandwich with a slight dome shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Kei Tawara
  • Patent number: 11491673
    Abstract: A hand-operated lettuce-cutting appliance with a chassis has a cutter grid and positioning device for positioning the chassis on at least one support. The appliance further includes a guide well having a bottom end extending adjacent to and facing said cutter grid and a vegetable-pusher device mounted to slide along at least one column fastened to the chassis so as to extend parallel to the well. The vegetable-pusher device has a body shaped so as to engage in the well in order to push the vegetable through the cutter grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SOCIETE D'ETUDES ET DE REALISATION MECANIQUES
    Inventor: Christian Diabas
  • Patent number: 11491678
    Abstract: A device includes a blade, which is movable within an associated working space for cutting product units, and a conveying device in which the product units can be individually conveyed into the working space of the blade. The conveying device includes at least one two-part conveying channel associated with the blade, in which on one side first conveyor elements and on the other side second conveyor elements are guided, which are assigned to one another in pairs and which have each a recess for partially receiving a separated product unit. The sides of the first and second conveyor elements, which are facing one another, delimit therebetween the free working space, so that the blade is guidable within the working space partially or completely through the product units held in the first and second conveyor elements which correspond to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: A O SCHALLINOX GMBH
    Inventor: César Carrasco
  • Patent number: 11491558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a roughing tool (1), particularly a circular milling tool, comprising the following steps: fitting a lateral surface of a tool base body (10) that can be rotatably driven about an axis of rotation (2) with a number of cutting element blanks (20?) that are staggered in the axial and/or peripheral direction, such that a free edge of each cutting element blank (20?) protrudes out of the lateral surface in the mounted state; inserting a microtoothing comprising a plurality of axially spaced cutting teeth (21) into the respective free edges of the cutting element blanks (20?) by a material removal method, preferably by thermal machining, particularly preferably by eroding, in the premounted state on the tool base body (10). The invention further relates to a roughing tool produced by means of such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Guehring KG
    Inventor: Bruno Teusch
  • Patent number: 11485038
    Abstract: An automated crosscut saw system utilizing a wood scanning unit to optimize the cuts in a particular piece of wood to remove defects or flaws and a method of use therefor is provided. The automated saw system has the ability to scan and cut a piece of wood simultaneously or in rapid succession without the need for scanning the entire length of the wood prior to cutting. Further, the automated saw system may eliminate the need for a secondary feeder and secondary queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Eagle Machinery & Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Spillman, Todd Spillman
  • Patent number: 11478949
    Abstract: A fixture includes a pipe having a vertical axis that is coaxial with a center of the pipe, a cutting element having a cutting blade, and a jig assembly coupled to the cutting element and arranged to orient the cutting blade at an angular orientation relative to the vertical axis of the pipe. Related methods and components are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Reed Goodman
  • Patent number: 11478947
    Abstract: An elastic self-positioning pre-dicing device and method, the device includes a V-shaped self-positioning device, a cutter and a separation device; the V-shaped self-positioning device includes first and second elastic conveying faces which form a V-shaped conveying space, and materials are kept in a vertical state when arriving at a bottom end between the two elastic conveying faces with the conveying of the faces; the cutter is arranged at the bottom end between the two faces to cut the materials in half along a long axis; and the separation device is arranged at the lower part of the cutter and configured to convey the materials cut in half to next stage respectively. This overcomes the defects of low efficiency in manual dicing of seed potatoes and waste of seed potatoes. The half-cut seed potatoes will be conveyed to next intelligent dice identification station to ensure high utilization of seed potato production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: QINGDAO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, INNER MONGOLIA UNIVERSITY FOR NATIONALITIES
    Inventors: Yali Hou, Changhe Li, Dongzhou Jia, Huayang Zhao, Yuhui Zhao, Wenyue Liu, Zhongqi Lu, Dan Liu, Yucheng Wang, Yanbin Zhang, Min Yang
  • Patent number: 11472629
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single-portion package (1) for producing a beverage from a beverage concentrate, comprising a closable concentrate container (2) for holding the beverage concentrate. According to the invention, the single-portion package (1) has an extraction and mixing device (3), comprising: an extraction means (4a, 4b) for extracting the beverage concentrate from the concentrate container (2), a mixing chamber (5) for preparing the beverage from the beverage concentrate extracted from the concentrate container (2) and from a mixing liquid that can be supplied, an inlet (6) for letting the mixing liquid into the mixing chamber (5), and an outlet (7) for letting the beverage out of the mixing chamber (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FREEZIO AG
    Inventor: Rolf Mühlemann
  • Patent number: 11474006
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, apparatuses, and methods for grinding of samples. A method includes securing a sample vial in a holder attached to a connecting linkage, the sample vial having a grinding media in the sample vial. The method includes rotating a crank that is operatively coupled to a proximal end of the connecting linkage at a proximal pivot point so that the proximal pivot point undergoes rotational motion. The method includes restricting a distal pivot point of the connecting linkage to a linear path, the distal pivot point near a distal end of the connecting linkage. A result being that the sample vial undergoes a combination of rotational and linear motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Horacio Kido
  • Patent number: 11464162
    Abstract: A reversible line blade for a rotating trimmer includes a loading section configured to be securable for rotation with a head of the rotating trimmer, a living hinge extending from the loading section, and a transition section extending from the living hinge and having a first cross-sectional shape with matching leading edge and trailing edge geometries. A cutting segment extends from the transition section and has a second cross-sectional shape that is different from the first cross-sectional shape. With matching lead edge and trailing edge geometries, the same line blade is functional for both clockwise trimmers and counter-clockwise trimmers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Aero-Flex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent D. Morabit
  • Patent number: 11465828
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single-portion package (1) for producing a beverage from a beverage concentrate, comprising a closable concentrate container (2) for holding the beverage concentrate. According to the invention, the single-portion package (1) has an extraction and mixing device (3), comprising: an extraction means (4a, 4b) for extracting the beverage concentrate from the concentrate container (2), a mixing chamber (5) for preparing the beverage from the beverage concentrate extracted from the concentrate container (2) and from a mixing liquid that can be supplied, an inlet (6) for letting the mixing liquid into the mixing chamber (5), and an outlet (7) for letting the beverage out of the mixing chamber (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: FREEZIO AG
    Inventor: Rolf Mühlemann
  • Patent number: 11465300
    Abstract: A Balisong knife includes a latch that resists compression of the back end of the handles towards each other under grip pressure by the user, thus increasing the columns strength of the handles when the knife is in a latched open configuration. A crossmember is provided adjacent to the latch pivot, resisting movement of the latch into any position wherein interference between the latch and tip of the blade could occur. Integral, friction reducing surfaces are provided on components of the knife. The knife can be assembled using snap fit pivot pins. The blade includes portions of varying thickness, providing additional thickness in the region of the points for greater strength, while allowing center edges for more effective cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: GOOD SPORTSMAN MARKETING, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Andrew Demko