Patents Examined by Phuong T Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10842314
    Abstract: A multiple compartment decanter for tank brewer having a multiple function faucet handle is disclosed having a decanter having a top and a compartment for receiving a brewed beverage through the top, the tank having a faucet assembly having a first faucet, a second faucet, and a center faucet mechanism with the first faucet and the second faucet each having a handle, respectively, which may be moved to lift an internal faucet seat which allows liquid within the compartment to be drained or dispensed from the decanter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Newcd Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P Webster, Frank W Krockenberg
  • Patent number: 10842159
    Abstract: The forced convection treatment unit has a conveyor device for conveying slices of meat product arranged in a single layer on a permeable support surface along a path inside an enclosure, and an air circulation device with an air moving device associated to an arrangement of conduits provided with a plurality of inlet and outlet ports in communication with the inside of the enclosure and arranged to make two mutually parallel conditioned air currents flow in opposite directions parallel to the support surface and transverse to the direction of travel of the conveyor device and pass through two respective regions of the enclosure traversed by the slices along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: METALQUIMIA, S.A.
    Inventor: Narcis Lagares Corominas
  • Patent number: 10842162
    Abstract: An indoor smoker includes a cabinet including an exhaust duct, a smoking chamber, a firebox, and a bypass duct extending between the firebox and the exhaust duct. The indoor smoker further includes a system of dampers and check valves to regulate the flow of smoke and air within the indoor smoker. A controller may regulate these features to terminate a smoking process by asphyxiating the combustible material and evacuating the smoking chamber, to pause a process by evacuating the smoking chamber while permitting bleed air into the smoldering chamber, or to continue a normal smoking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Garces, Samuel Vincent DuPlessis
  • Patent number: 10835075
    Abstract: The built-in coffee machine (1) comprises components (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) housed in a box frame (3) and means for the forced circulation of a flow of air in turn comprising an air channel internal of said box frame (3) for the dehumidification and cooling of the environment internal of said box frame (3) and at least one fan (15) for forced circulation of the flow of air along said air channel (16), the box frame (3) advantageously supporting a support platform (13) for cups (14) towards which an air delivery section (17) of the air channel (16) is oriented for heating said cups (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: De'Longhi Appliances S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe De'Longhi, Denis Scomparin
  • Patent number: 10827877
    Abstract: A grill extension system for cooking food items at a lowered temperature on a grill includes a first grill that may have a food item positioned thereon for cooking. A second grill is selectively positioned on the first grill such that the second grill is spaced from the first grill. A food item is positioned on the second grill for cooking at a lower temperature compared to the first grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Jacob Cohan
  • Patent number: 10828715
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welding station having a weld station computer and a weld system in communication with the weld station computer. The weld system includes a supply of weld material, a welding device, and a weld supply motor assembly that moves the weld material to the welder device. The system further includes a weighting device operatively connected with the weld station computer to measure a weight of the supply of weld material and to communicate the weight of the supply of weld material to the weld station computer; and a sensor operatively connected with the weld supply motor assembly and the weld station computer so as to communicate the speed of the weld supply motor assembly to the weld station computer. The weld station computer is operatively connected to the weld supply motor assembly to control the speed of the motor assembly based on the weight data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CRC-EVANS PIPELINE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Shankar Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 10827783
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided. The aerosol delivery device comprises a control component and a digital compass. The digital compass includes a multi-axis magnetometer configured to measure a magnetic field in an environment of the aerosol delivery device, and generate a corresponding signal that indicates a direction and strength of the magnetic field. The control component or the digital compass are configured to control operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device based on the direction and strength of the magnetic field indicated by the corresponding signal, or a direction of the aerosol delivery device relative thereto. Control of the at least one functional element includes output of the direction and strength of the magnetic field or the direction of the aerosol delivery device for presentation by a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Rajesh Sur
  • Patent number: 10820754
    Abstract: A blender includes abase and a container unit mounted rotatably and detachably on the base. The container unit includes a container, and a blade assembly disposed on a bottom portion of the container. The base includes a first push portion adjacent to the blade assembly which has a second push portion. When the container unit is rotated relative to the base until the second push portion contacts with the first push portion, the first push portion pushes upward the second push portion as the container unit is continuously rotated relative to the base so as to move the container unit upwardly and away from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chieh-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 10821519
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatuses for laser shock peening during additive manufacturing (AM) processes. Such methods and apparatuses can be used to embed microstructural and/or physical signatures into manufactured objects, and such embedded chemical signatures may find use in anti-counterfeiting operations and in manufacture of objects with multiple materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Scott Alan Gold
  • Patent number: 10827565
    Abstract: A temperature sensor assembly includes a casing that is mountable to a mat at a hole of the mat. The mat is positioned between a top plate and a bottom plate of the casing when the casing is positioned within the hole of the mat. A temperature sensor is disposed within the casing between the top plate and the bottom plate of the casing. The temperature sensor is encased within the potting compound inside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Nils Naber, Beau Muniz
  • Patent number: 10827567
    Abstract: An automated microwave oven configured to autonomously determine a duration of time for heating an object based on a location of the object in a microwave cavity. The heating duration may be a function of cumulative energy estimated to be experienced by the object due to the object location, e.g., radial distance from center, under rotational motion of the rotating tray. A concentric energy visualization is provided on an interior surface of the microwave cavity, representing a function of cumulative energy experienced under rotational motion of a rotating tray about its center-line. The visualization may comprise a plurality of rings concentric about the center-line, each concentric ring representing a constant value of the function of cumulative energy, oscillating in value along the radial length of the rotating tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Milo Eadan, Francis Eugene Toriello
  • Patent number: 10815044
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure includes an automated food production kiosk. Embodiments of a kiosk may comprise a robotic system having a reach. A plurality of food ingredient dispensers may be configured around the robotic system. Each dispenser may have a physical interface within a reach of the robotic system to receive an item. One or more physical processing units have a physical interface within the reach of the robotic system to receive the item. The kiosk may prepare food items under control of a local server, a cloud server, or both, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: 6D Bytes, Inc.
    Inventors: Vipin Jain, Venkateswaran Ayalur, Vijayasimha Doddabalapur
  • Patent number: 10806120
    Abstract: A kneading channel is provided with an inlet end which is open to receive curd to be kneaded and an outlet end which is open to dispense the curd; a pair of counter-rotating mutually opposite motorized augers, arranged side by side in the kneading channel, move the curd toward outlet end; steam injector elements are opened in the kneading channel; a kneading chamber, which receives the curd from the outlet of the kneading channel, accommodates a motorized spindle with a vertical axis which has rotating arms that cooperate with the fixed arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CMT COSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE E TECNOLOGIA SPA
    Inventor: Stefano Tomatis
  • Patent number: 10807177
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for MIG brazing an Al alloy to a steel sheet so as to manufacture a lap joint member that excels in bonding strength with respect to the Al alloy. With the MIG brazing method, a bonding target sheet, specifically, an Al sheet or an Al alloy sheet is bonded to a hot dip Zn-based alloy coated steel sheet (1) whose coating layer contains Al in an amount of 1.0% by mass to 22.0% by mass. A target location of MIG brazing is a region between (i) an intersection (C) of one end of an end surface (6) of the bonding target sheet and the hot dip Zn-based alloy coated steel sheet and (ii) the other end (U) of the end surface of the bonding target sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hosomi, Kouki Tomimura, Takefumi Nakako
  • Patent number: 10803254
    Abstract: A data structure is generated containing enumerators for data types of a domain, text forms of the enumerators and context patterns for the text forms. The data structure also includes information extraction rules that are associated with the enumerators. The data structure is updated with additional context patterns and text forms that are identified within a set of documents to which text analytic annotators are to be tuned. The set of documents are analyzed against the updated data structure and additional extraction rules are generated based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harish Deshmukh, Philip E. Parker, Roger C. Raphael, Paul S. Taylor, Gabriel Valencia
  • Patent number: 10799986
    Abstract: A welding or cladding apparatus in which one or more energy beam emitters are used to generate a wide beam spot transverse to a welding or cladding path, and one or more wide feeders feed wire to the spot to create a wide welding or cladding puddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Giese, Erik Miller, Kirk Stema, Shuang Liu
  • Patent number: 10792749
    Abstract: A welding tool includes a tool support and a welding torch coupled to the tool support. The welding tool is configured to rotate relative to the tool support about a welding axis. A locating device is coupled to the tool support and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. In the extended position, the locating device extends toward the welding axis. The locating device includes a recess at an end of the locating device. The recess is configured such that, when a predetermined object to be welded (such as an anchor rod) is positioned at least partially within the recess of the locating device in the extended position, the welding axis passes through the object to be welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Supreme Group LP
    Inventors: Wilfred Jerome Cupido, John Leder
  • Patent number: 10796079
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for selecting page layouts based upon an outcome prediction associated with a request for a content page. Session variables associated with a request can be extracted. A score can be calculated based upon the session variables. The score can be generated by a machine learning engine that is trained using archived session data. A page layout can be selected based upon the generated score and a respective content page generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bradley, Lakshya Bhagat, Nick Ciubotariu, Michael Albert Galassi, William Kevan Bennett Kennedy, Alexander Michael Spinelli, Nathan Andrew Sterken, Andrew James Will, Wei Zhang, Albert J. Kennis, Thomas Jay Hoover, Neil Christopher Fritz
  • Patent number: 10792766
    Abstract: The invention relates to additive manufacturing field and laser shock peening (LSP) field, in particular to a combined apparatus for layer-by-layer interactive additive manufacturing with laser thermal/mechanical effects. In the apparatus, a LSP module and a SLM module operate in alternate so as to perform LSP for the formed part in the forming process of the formed part, and thereby a better strengthening effect of the formed part is achieved. The invention effectively overcomes the challenges of “shape control” against deformation and cracking of the formed parts incurred by internal stress and “property control” against poor fatigue property of the formed parts incurred by metallurgical defects during additive manufacturing, improves fatigue strength and mechanical properties of the faulted parts, and realizes high-efficiency and high-quality holistic processing of the formed parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGSU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jinzhong Lu, Haifei Lu, Jianhua Yao, Kaiyu Luo, Fangnian Lang, Liujun Wu, Yikai Shao
  • Patent number: 10789147
    Abstract: A system and method allows users to provide portions of scripts or scripts for retrieval of information from one or more web sites of one or more businesses by demonstrating operation of the one or more web sites and identifying locations of one or more fields on each web page of the one or more web sites, and the system and method stores the scripts and uses the scripts to retrieve information from such web site or web sites for any number of users. Different portions of different scripts may be used as a single script to retrieve information from a single web site. Scripts or portions of scripts may be repaired using information from previously working scripts or portions, the web site when the script or portion worked, and the web site when the script or portion did not work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Patzer, Jean Sini