Patents Examined by Phong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10279461
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a multi-purpose portable gardening tool with multiple heads and combinations, belonging to the technical field of electric gardening tools. It solves the technical problems that the existing gardening tools have single function and are inconvenient to carry. The multi-purpose portable gardening tool with multiple heads and combinations includes a main machine, a function head, an extension tube, an extension intermediate head and a function intermediate head; the function head or the extension intermediate head is in spigot joint with a head end of the main machine, a head end of the extension intermediate head is connected to the extension tube having the function intermediate head at a head end thereof, and the function head is in spigot joint with a head end of the function intermediate head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG SUNSEEKER INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ma Miaowu, Wang Haiwei
  • Patent number: 10281925
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for improving an estimate of a geographical position of an ego vehicle using wireless vehicle data of a remote vehicle. A method according to some embodiments includes determining ego estimate data based on remote GPS data and relative position data. The remote GPS data describes a geographical location of the remote vehicle. The relative position data describes a location of the ego vehicle relative to the remote vehicle as measured by onboard sensors of the remote vehicle. The ego estimate data describes the geographical location of the ego vehicle from the perspective of the remote vehicle. The method includes fusing the ego estimate data and ego GPS data to form fused data. The ego GPS data describes the geographical location of the ego vehicle from the perspective of the ego vehicle. The fused data describes the geographical location of the ego vehicle with lane-level accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ahmed Hamdi Sakr, Gaurav Bansal
  • Patent number: 10267450
    Abstract: A two-part pivotable block component for mounting interposed a piece of industrial equipment and its mounting base. The two-part pivotable block component comprises an upper first part that is engageable with the base of the industrial equipment, and a lower second part that is engageable with a mount for the industrial equipment. The first part of the pivotable block component has an inclined surface in a first plane for pivotably engaging an inclined surface provided therefore on the second part of the pivotable block component. The inclined surface of the second part of the pivotable block component is in a second plane. The two-part pivotable block component is suitable for use with industrial equipment exemplified by electrical motors, hydraulic-driven motors, pressure-driven motors, and pumps. The two-part pivotable block component is also suitable for aligning arbors cooperating with industrial equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Arthur Stroud
  • Patent number: 10244900
    Abstract: A food cutting guide comprising a base for supporting and cutting food, said base having first and second planar surfaces, a peripheral edge, and a plurality of cutting grooves formed in at least one of the planar surfaces to facilitate and guide the movement of a food cutting utensil in cutting the food, and at least one centering guide disposed inwardly from said peripheral edge on at least the planar surfaces having said cutting grooves; wherein said at least one centering guide facilitates the placement of the food in the center of the cutting surface; and wherein said plurality of cutting grooves are equally spaced to facilitate cutting equal size slices of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nuova Vita Corporation
    Inventor: Greg T. Getzinger
  • Patent number: 10225981
    Abstract: In order to obtain favorable cutting quality throughout a long-term, a rotating body has a brace that rotates integrally with a drive shaft of a mower, and a main body made of synthetic resin that is joined to the brace. The main body includes an upper body that is joined to the brace, a flange portion having a diameter larger than that of the upper body, a lower body having a diameter smaller than that of the flange portion, and an engaging structure with which the linear cutter is engaged. The upper body has, on the outer circumferential surface thereof, a plurality of outlets, from each of which one end of the linear cutter is pulled out. With the upper body integrally joined to the lower body with the flange portion therebetween, the linear cutter that is pulled out of each of the outlets is positioned above the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KITAMURA SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10226872
    Abstract: An electric shaving assembly for shaving decorative designs in hair includes a shaver. A cutting assembly is operationally coupled to the shaver and is configured to cut hair. Each of a plurality of masks is selectively couplable to the shaver to cover the cutting assembly. Each of a plurality of openings is positioned in a top of a respective mask. Each opening has a shape so that the plurality of openings has a variety of shapes, such as letters of the alphabet and designs. Each mask is configured to contact skin of a user to position the cutting assembly to shave a respective shape into the hair on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Barbara Wilson
  • Patent number: 10201865
    Abstract: A portable electric cutter includes a housing in which a motor is accommodated, a saw blade driven to rotate by the motor, a base coupled to the housing and having a bottom surface slidable on a surface of a material to be cut, a fan driven to rotate by the motor, a driving circuit for switching power supplied to the motor, and a control circuit for controlling the driving circuit. A circuit board on which the driving circuit, the control circuit and others are mounted is provided, motor cooling air vents are provided in the housing on a side opposite to the saw blade, and circuit board cooling air vents are provided in the housing on the side opposite to the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Yamaguchi, Hideyuki Tanimoto, Kenichirou Yoshida, Shinji Kuragano
  • Patent number: 10201369
    Abstract: A scalpel handle sheath includes a body defining a first end and an arm adjacent the first end, the flexible arm having a first boss extending inwardly therefrom and a second boss extending outwardly from the arm. The scalpel handle sheath also includes a shield coupled with the body and slideable between a retracted position and a removal position. The shield defines an edge applying an inward force on the second boss during movement of the shield from the extended position to the removal position and a removal flange extending within the shield and passing the first end of the body during movement of the shield into the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: 10195757
    Abstract: The device, which serves for processing, particularly for cutting and diffusing at least one product, particularly a food product, includes at least one blade that is connectable via at least one coupling member and an energy converter to an ultrasound source and that is fastened to a blade holder, which is connected to a drive device that is held by a framework. According to the invention the drive device includes a plurality of actuators, which are connected each on one side via a first rotary joint to the blade holder and on another side via a second rotary joint in such a way to the framework that the blade holder is held by the actuators alone and is displaceable and optionally turnable within a volume of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: A O SCHALLINOX GMBH
    Inventor: César Carrasco
  • Patent number: 10195767
    Abstract: A mosaic tile design and manufacturing system is comprised of a mosaic design application, a network server and a tile cutting apparatus. A mosaic artist can use the mosaic design application to specify the placement, color and shapes of a plurality of mosaic tile comprising a mosaic design. The tile shapes can be a combination of standard and non-standard shapes, and the design tool can generate instructions that can be applied by the server to the tile cutting apparatus to control the cutting apparatus to make custom tile cuts that result in a tile with a non-standard shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Artaic, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Acworth, Paul Heslinga, Stephen Nestinger, Alan Argondizza
  • Patent number: 10197476
    Abstract: An automatic slicing and collecting device, the device including: a first tank, a vibrating microtome, a first pipeline, and a second pipeline. The first tank is filled with a buffer solution. The vibrating microtome is disposed in the first tank. One end of the first pipeline is connected to the vibrating microtome to collect sections, and the other end of the first pipeline is connected to a pump. The pump includes a reversible motor. The first pipeline is provided with a first valve, and a filter is disposed between the pump and the first pipeline. One end of the second pipeline is disposed between the first valve of the first pipeline and the pump, and the second pipeline is provided with a second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hui Gong, Jing Yuan, Tao Jiang, Lei Deng, Qingming Luo
  • Patent number: 10183348
    Abstract: A cutter for cutting a formed gutter discharged from a seamless gutter machine. The cutter may be positioned to cut a back wall of a formed gutter below a front upper edge of a front wall of the gutter. In turn, a gutter may be mounted to a building (e.g., a fascia board thereof) to achieve additional lift, thereby providing increased pitch over a given length of gutter while maintaining overlap between a gutter apron and a back upper edge of the back wall of the formed gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Tom McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10186082
    Abstract: A method of merging 3D meshes includes receiving a first mesh and a second mesh; performing spatial alignment to register the first mesh and the second mesh in a common world coordinate system; performing mesh clipping on the first mesh and the second mesh to remove redundant mesh vertices; performing geometry refinement around a clipping seam to close up mesh concatenation holes created by mesh clipping; and performing texture blending in regions adjacent the clipping seam to obtain a merged mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Jianyuan Min, Xiaolin Wei
  • Patent number: 10173879
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a cork stopper shaving device with shaving elements fixed at predetermined angles and configured for cutting material from a cork stopper and tapering an edge thereof, such that the cork stopper, when cut, becomes modified for easy re-insertion back into a bottle or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EYEON INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Anne Marie Michel, David William Reed
  • Patent number: 10169918
    Abstract: Computer systems, methods, and storage media for rendering a holographic object in accordance with a physical relationship between the holographic object and an identified physical object. Virtual properties are assigned to a physical object, and in response to detecting a change to the physical relationship between the holographic object and the physical object, the holographic object is rendered according to a modification defined, at least in part, by the change to the physical relationship and by the properties assigned to the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Scott Rehmeyer, Alexander James Hogan, Peter W. Carlson, Jessica Zahn, Jonathan Esterly
  • Patent number: 10166470
    Abstract: A method for providing virtual world functionality to a user of a base virtual world having base virtual world functionality, including providing a virtual world layer having virtual world layer functionality beyond the base virtual world functionality, coupling the virtual world layer to the base virtual world and coupling the virtual world layer to the user. User access to the base virtual world functionality and to the virtual world layer functionality by the virtual world layer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George R. Dolbier, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Neil A. Katz, Brian M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10167164
    Abstract: A handheld tape dispenser includes a first shell, a second shell releasably secured to the first shell, a spring-actuated tape applying mechanism, a knife, a roll of tape, a roller member, and a tape press roller. The adhesive tape frictionally passes the roller member and a gap between the front platform and the tape press roller to extend out of a front opening. A rearward movement of the button moves blades downward to sever the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Huah Jinn Tape Searching Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hseuh-Chin Shen
  • Patent number: 10163260
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a map tool displaying a three-dimensional view of a map based on a three-dimensional model of the surrounding environment. The three-dimensional map view of a map may be based on a model constructed from multiple data sets, where the multiple data sets include mapping information for an overlapping area of the map displayed in the map view. For example, one data set may include two-dimensional data including object footprints, where the object footprints may be extruded into a three-dimensional object based on data from a data set composed of three-dimensional data. In this example, the three-dimensional data may include height information that corresponds to the two-dimensional object, where the height may be obtained by correlating the location of the two-dimensional object within the three-dimensional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Howard, Christopher Blumenberg
  • Patent number: 10163187
    Abstract: A hierarchical acceleration structure may be built for graphics processing using a 32 bit format. In one embodiment, the acceleration structure may be a k-d tree, but other acceleration structures may be used as well. 64 bit offsets are only used when 64 bit offsets are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corproation
    Inventors: Alexei Soupikov, Maxim Y. Shevtsov, Alexander V. Reshetov
  • Patent number: 10163238
    Abstract: A graphics processing core of a tile-based graphics processing system when processing a tile of a graphics output reads a primitive to be processed off a tile list for the tile being processed, along with an identifier for that primitive. The graphics processing core then checks whether or not the identifier matches the identifier stored for any entry stored in a primitive data cache. A match indicates that primitive-specific data (including line equations, depth equations and barycentric equations) for the primitive to be processed is stored in the cache. If a match is found then the stored primitive-specific data is retrieved and used to process (rasterise and render) the primitive. If no match is found, primitive-specific data is calculated from scratch, stored in the primitive data cache, and used to process the primitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventor: Marko Johannes Isömaki