Patents Examined by Phong H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11504840
    Abstract: A tethering system for a power tool and battery pack includes a first tethering attachment assembly configured to be attachable to a power tool, and a second tethering attachment assembly configured to be attachable to a battery pack, which is detachably couplable to a battery pack receptacle on the power tool. A first flexible connector has a first end configured to be attachable to the first tethering attachment assembly and a second end configured to be attachable to a stationary object. A second elongated flexible connector has a first end configured to be attachable to the second tethering attachment assembly and a second end configured to be attachable to the first tethering attachment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Rudolph, Paul S. White, Victor Yang
  • Patent number: 11498239
    Abstract: An adjustable device for cutting an object has a frame with a back member that extends between a pair of feet. The feet are adjustably connected to a work bench or portable work table assembly. A spring biasing member has a back plate and a pair of side rods that extend from the back plate, through the back member, and are connected to a front member. A plurality of spacers are positioned between the front and back members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Kent L. Brown
  • Patent number: 11497338
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus for removing leaves from the stems of herbs and spices. The device comprises a handle and a rake block. The handle is operably coupled to the rake block at a proximal end. The rake block has a first side and a second side. The first side of the rake block has a first set of teeth. The second side of the rake block has a second set of teeth. The first set of teeth and the second set of teeth are different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Kendall Ann Buck
  • Patent number: 11494382
    Abstract: Systems and methods for retrieving a set of ordered items from a distributed database. A plurality of ordered items may be stored at a cache. The plurality of ordered items may have a length of N+B at a first instant in time. A first instruction to delete a first item of the plurality of ordered items may be received. A second instruction to add a second item to the plurality of ordered items may be received. The first instruction and the second instruction may be stored in a change log. A request for the first N items of the plurality of ordered items may be received. The first instruction may be executed by deleting the first item from the plurality of ordered items. The second instruction may be executed by adding the second item to the plurality of ordered items. The first N items of the plurality of ordered items may be sent in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Phillips
  • Patent number: 11490750
    Abstract: A tableware device includes a main body and multiple tableware members. The main body has a lower cover and an upper cover. The upper cover has a first fastener. A receiving space is formed between the upper cover and the lower cover. An end of the lower cover is rotatably connected to an end of the upper cover by a pivoting portion, and free ends thereof jointly form an opening. The lower cover is formed with a first connecting portion and a second fastener corresponding to the first fastener to fasten the upper and lower covers. The tableware members are removably disposed on the main body. Each is provided with a second connecting portion corresponding to the first connecting portion to connect the tableware member with the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Befashion Umbrella Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Shuo Su, Chunming Cheng
  • Patent number: 11485622
    Abstract: A can opener (1) for opening a can (2) comprises a rotating device (4), a body (5), a traction device (6), a removal device (8) comprising at least one engagement element (9), and a cutting device (7). The traction device (6) is configured to adapt at least a traction device cutting position (tc) and a traction device lifting position (tl). The traction device (6) in the traction device cutting position (tc) and the cutting device (7) are arranged so as to open a can (2). The traction device (6) in the traction device lifting position (tl) and the engagement element (9) in a removal device lifting position (rl) are arranged such as to engage a lid (3) of an opened can (2). An actuation of the removal device (8) t removes an engagement between the traction device (6) and the engagement element (9) with the lid (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Kuhn Rikon AG
    Inventor: Marco Waltenspül
  • Patent number: 11487771
    Abstract: Distributed query processing is often performed by a set of nodes that apply MapReduce to a data set and materialize partial results to storage, which are then aggregated to produce the query result. However, this architecture requires a preconfigured set of database nodes; can only fulfill queries that utilize MapReduce processing; and may be slowed down by materializing partial results to storage. Instead, distributed query processing can be achieved by choosing a node for various portions of the query, and generating customized code for the node that only performs the query portion that is allocated to the node. The node executes the code to perform the query portion, and rather than materializing partial results to storage, streams intermediate query results to a next selected node in the distributed query. Nodes selection may be involve matching the details of the query portion with the characteristics and capabilities of the available nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Willis Lang, Nikhil Teletia, Hideaki Kimura, Alan D. Halverson, Srinath Shankar, Karthik Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 11485672
    Abstract: A glass bottle cutter based on electric heating comprises a base. A rotary bracket and a heating and cutting seat are disposed at two ends of an upper surface of the base respectively. A motor is disposed in the rotary bracket, and a rotating shaft of the motor is disposed outside the rotary bracket and is provided with a support plate. An adhesive pad allowing the bottom of a glass bottle to cling thereto is disposed on a surface of the support plate. A heating tube is disposed on an upper surface of the heating and cutting seat. The base is provided with a power access port and an internal circuit mainboard. The motor, the heating tube and the power access port are all electrically connected to the circuit mainboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Qi Zheng
  • Patent number: 11484162
    Abstract: A separation unit is provided for separating a web material having a web width along preformed lines of weakness. The separation unit includes at least a first shaft extending along a first longitudinal axis and at least a second shaft extending along a second longitudinal axis in parallel with the first shaft. The separation unit also includes at least one first protrusion element extending perpendicularly from the first shaft and being arranged to be rotatable about the first longitudinal axis, and at least one second protrusion element extending perpendicularly from the second shaft and being arranged to be rotatable about the second longitudinal axis. The separation unit further includes at least one contact element being arranged in biased abutment against at least one of the first and second protrusion elements in a direction perpendicular to the first or second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Björn Larsson
  • Patent number: 11478948
    Abstract: The slitter-scorer machine includes a suction unit for removing trims cut by the cutting blades. The suction unit in turn includes a first pair of suction nozzles associated with a first set of cutting tools, and a second pair of suction nozzles, associated with a second set of cutting tools. The first pair of suction nozzles is adapted to suck trims generated by the first set of cutting tools and the second pair of suction nozzles is adapted to suck trims generated by the second set of cutting tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Fosber S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Adami
  • Patent number: 11472050
    Abstract: A personal care bottle with a distal end portion and a proximal end with a shoulder. A collapsible bag is positioned within the bottle. The collapsible bag configured to contain a liquid. A cap defining an opening having a frangible seal is cap mounted to the proximal end. The bottle has an outer surface defining a groove extending from the shoulder toward the distal end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Daniel Bridges, Christopher Ramm, Ted DeCastro, Philipp Goeder
  • Patent number: 11475023
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for impact analysis. One of the methods includes receiving information about at least two logical datasets, the information identifying, for each logical dataset, a field in that logical dataset and format information about that field. The method includes receiving information about a transformation identifying a first logical dataset from which the transformation is to receive data and a second logical dataset to which the transformed data is provided. The method includes receiving one or more proposed changes to at least one of the fields. The method includes analyzing the proposed changes based on information about the transformation and information about the first logical dataset and the second logical dataset. The method includes calculating metrics of the proposed change based on the analysis. The method also includes storing information about the metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joel Gould, Scott Studer
  • Patent number: 11472047
    Abstract: Provided is a cutting assembly (100) for cutting hairs on skin. The cutting assembly comprises a guard plate (102) for contacting the skin. The guard plate has a first toothed edge (104A) which extends along an axis. The first toothed edge comprises guard teeth (106A). The cutting assembly further comprises a cutter plate (108) which is disposed on the guard plate. The cutter plate is slidable relative to the guard plate in directions parallel with the axis. The cutter plate comprises a second toothed edge (110A) extending parallel with the axis. The second toothed edge comprises cutting teeth (112A). The cutter plate and the guard plate are aligned such that the hairs are cut by the cutting teeth against the guard teeth when the cutter plate slides. The cutting teeth each include a cutting portion (114A) and a tip (116A). The tip is outwardly enlarged relative to the cutting portion in at least one direction parallel with the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rogier Enrico De Haas, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek
  • Patent number: 11476648
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of cable processing apparatus and discloses a cable radial cutting system and a reaction force cone processing apparatus with the cable radial cutting system. The cable radial cutting system includes a cutting bracket, a planetary gear set, a first driving piece and a second driving piece which are mounted on the cutting bracket, and a cutting tool driven by the planetary gear set to rotate and move radially, where the first driving piece and the second driving piece jointly drive the planetary gear set to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: STATE GRID HUZHOU POWER SUPPLY COMPANY, STATE GRID ZHEJIANG ELECTRIC POWER CO., LTD. DOUBLE INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Xiaojian Wang, Zhen Chen, Jing Xu, Weixun Qin, Keqin Ye, Liupei Wei, Yongsheng Xu, Xiaobin Shen, Xuqiang Yang, Xiaoxiao Wu, Jie Chai, Feng Zhou, Xiongzhang Shen, Kai Shen
  • Patent number: 11465262
    Abstract: A blade sharpening device comprises a clamp for holding a blade in a fixed position relative to the device, an elongate slide member having a lower end adapted for sliding movement on a flat surface and an elongate support arm having a first end mechanically connected to the slide member. The elongate support arm extends at a fixed angle relative to the slide member and has a second end with the clamp provided thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Ross
  • Patent number: 11468061
    Abstract: Techniques for improving complex database queries are provided. A determination is made whether to adopt a static or dynamic query execution plan for a received database query based on metrics. When a dynamic query execution plan is adopted, the database query is separated into query fragments. A plan fragment is generated for each query fragment and executed to generate feedback for the plan fragment. The feedback from the execution of each plan fragment is used to initiate query rewrite rules to simplify the corresponding query fragments. The rewritten query fragments are combined to generate the dynamic query plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Cao, Yi Xia, Sanjib Mishra, Rama Krishna Korlapati, Tri Minh Tran, Mohammed Al-Kateb, Paul Laurence Sinclair, Chengyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11462892
    Abstract: An axial direction moving mechanism has a function of moving the rotary head and the cable holding mechanism relative to each other in an axial direction of the rotation shaft, positions a blade edge of the peeling cutter and the cutting cutter in the axial direction with respect to the cable by moving and stopping, and peels the coating on a tip end side by moving the rotary head and the cable holding mechanism in a direction away from each other in a state where the blade edge of the peeling cutter is cut into the coating of the terminal portion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, JAPAN CHAIN TERMINAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Sugawara
  • Patent number: 11461333
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for combining feature sets of data via single vertical union operation. In one example, the method may include receiving a plurality of tables corresponding to a plurality of features observed from a dataset for use in machine learning, identifying columns of features within the plurality of tables which are to be combined, concatenating the identified columns of the features based on a union operation which sequentially appends the identified columns to each other, and storing the concatenated columns of the features as a combined dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: BUSINESS OBJECTS SOFTWARE LTD.
    Inventor: Mokrane Amzal
  • Patent number: 11455275
    Abstract: A plurality of computing devices are communicatively coupled to each other via a network, and each of the plurality of computing devices is operably coupled to one or more of a plurality of storage devices. The computing devices may take snapshots to store points in time coherently for a distributed storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Maor Ben Dayan, Omri Palmon, Liran Zvibel, Kanael Arditti
  • Patent number: 11453140
    Abstract: The apparatus for processing flat objects includes a transport system with several rotatably mounted conveyor rollers, the flat objects transportable in the direction of transport, and at least one releasably mounted tool module releasably coupled to only one drive shaft or to a lower and an upper rotatably mounted drive shaft; is supported displaceable along the only one drive shaft or the lower and the upper drive shaft; and is equipped with tool parts for processing the flat objects, of which at least one is drivable by the lower or the upper drive shaft. The tool module is supported by a tool carrier which is displaceable by means of a rotatably mounted setting shaft in parallel to the only one drive shaft and to the lower and the upper drive shafts, and which tool carrier has at least one holding element which serves for releasably holding the tool module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MULTIGRAF AG
    Inventor: Robert Barrer