Patents Examined by Rick K. Chang
  • Patent number: 10775116
    Abstract: Methods to minimize electro-corrosion in the water cooling ports of stacked heat sinks (coolers) and components fabricated according to those methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Science Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah H. Jacob, Henry M. Eppich
  • Patent number: 10753285
    Abstract: A method of assembling an epicyclic gear train according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, the steps of providing a carrier having a central axis that includes spaced apart side walls and circumferentially spaced connecting structure defining mounts that interconnect the side walls, spaced apart apertures provided at an outer circumference of the carrier, gear pockets provided between the side walls and extending to the apertures, and a central opening in at least one of the walls, providing oil baffles between the side walls, the oil baffles including ends that abut the mounts, inserting a plurality of intermediate gears through the central opening, and then moving the intermediate gears radially outwardly into the gear pockets to extend into the apertures, inserting a sun gear through the central opening, and moving the plurality of intermediate gears radially inwardly to engage the sun gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael E. McCune, William G. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10753111
    Abstract: A rod detensioning unit including a gripping unit removal device that engages a gripping unit on a rod, a chair frame configured to engage a rod, a rod tensioning unit that applies tension to an external portion of the rod to remove load from the gripping unit, a load cell unit that measures a tension level applied to the rod by the tensioning unit, a plate gripping unit that engages the rod and secures the chair frame, rod tensioning unit, load cell and plate gripping unit to the rod, a drive unit that engages the gripping unit removal device, and an extension unit affixed to the external portion of the rod when the original external rod length is too short to accommodate the de-tensioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VELOCITEL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Lindyberg, Rakesh Khan, Afshin Karshenas, Brennon Fuqua, Travis Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10752047
    Abstract: A laced wheel manufactured from a one-piece casting, including both the hub portion and the rim portion. After casting and machining spoke interfaces, the hub and rim portions are separated and wire spokes are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Alexander, Russell Barnett
  • Patent number: 10746477
    Abstract: Systems and methods for degassing and charging phase-change thermal devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a flask, a first shut-off valve fluidly coupled to an outlet of the flask, and a first valve fluidly coupled to the first shut-off valve by a fluid line. The system further includes a second valve fluidly coupled to the first valve, wherein the second valve is operable to be fluidly coupled to the phase-change thermal device, a second shut-off valve fluidly coupled to the second valve, a third valve fluidly coupled to the first valve, a vacuum pump fluidly coupled to the third valve, and a fluid injection device fluidly coupled to the fluid line between the first valve and the first shut-off valve. The fluid injection device draws the working fluid from the flask and injects a desired amount into the phase-change thermal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Zhou, Yanghe Liu, Ercan Mehmet Dede, Shailesh N. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10743705
    Abstract: An infused beverage making apparatus has an affixed or remotely disposed control interface and a processor. The processor receives inputs from the user control interface and measurements from a plurality of sensors and controls various infused beverage qualities according thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Dov Z. Glucksman, Andrew J. Rojee, Brandon M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 10743625
    Abstract: A method for assembling a stone on a setting support, the stone being cut to exhibit a table, a crown, a girdle and a pavilion. A substrate with a recess for the stone, the recess forming, between the substrate and the stone, a peripheral free space in the vicinity of the girdle and of the zones of the crown and of the pavilion contiguous to the girdle, the peripheral free space including a bottom having a conductive surface. Electroplating, in the peripheral free space, a metal layer in the vicinity of the girdle and of the zones of the crown and of the pavilion contiguous to the girdle, so as to confine the girdle in the metal layer to form, around the girdle, the setting support. The stone and its setting support are released from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Stewes Bourban, Pascal Grossenbacher, Jean-Claude Martin, Vladislav Spassov, Cecile Barron, Lionel Blaser, Yann Caloz, Cyrille Gernez, Stephane Lauper, Ahmad Odeh, Simon Springer
  • Patent number: 10736389
    Abstract: A method for assembling a stone on to a mounting includes sinking the stone into an adhesive layer on a substrate and then positioning a setting sheet around the stone above the adhesive layer so as to form a peripheral free space between the setting sheet and the stone, at least at the level of the girdle and of areas of the crown and the pavilion adjacent to the girdle. Then, a metallic layer is deposited in the peripheral free space from the setting sheet, at least at the level of the girdle and of the areas of the crown and the pavilion adjacent to the girdle, such that the metallic layer and the setting sheet form the mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Stewes Bourban, Pascal Grossenbacher, Jean-Claude Martin, Vladislav Spassov, Cecile Barron, Lionel Blaser, Yann Caloz, Cyrille Gernez, Stephane Lauper, Ahmad Odeh, Simon Springer
  • Patent number: 10739106
    Abstract: A modular system for adjusting the length of pull and drop of a long gun. The modular system enables a combination of any one of a plurality of comb portions with any one or more of a plurality of butt pad spacers for a versatile and robust system that provides a wide range of comb height and length of pull combinations. The system can be implemented by the user, avoiding costly gun fitters. The system provides these aspects in a sleek, streamlined way that does not mar the appearance of the long gun. The spacers for the length of pull adjustment include registration surfaces that provide a three-dimensional interface with the buttstock and comb portion for enhanced strength and stability of the assembly over that of conventional fit adjustment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Savage Arms, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kronengold, Michael J. Withey
  • Patent number: 10723486
    Abstract: A method of assembling a structure using a fixture is disclosed. The fixture comprises a first portion and a second portion, and the structure comprises an object and a beam that includes a web. The method comprises installing the fixture on the beam by gripping the beam between a first clamping face of the first portion and a second clamping face of the second portion so that a first contact face of the first portion and a second contact face of the second portion abut each other, and the first clamping face and the second clamping face engage the web; positioning the object relative to the beam between a first positioning face of the first portion and a second positioning face of the second portion without gripping the object; and installing a fastener so that the first portion is drawn toward the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew Jameson Stewart, Alan D. Erickson
  • Patent number: 10723286
    Abstract: A separator for sealing a cavity in a motor vehicle includes a first separator part for sealing a portion of the cavity that includes a first expandable layer located around an outer edge and a second separator part for sealing a second portion of the cavity that includes a second expandable layer. The first separator part abuts the second separator part when installed in the cavity of the motor vehicle. The first expandable layer and second expandable layer expand to provide a seal around the first separator part and second separator part when heated. The separator further includes a third separator part for sealing a third portion of the cavity that includes an expandable tape that adheres to a surface of the third portion of the cavity. The expandable tape expands to seal the third portion of the cavity when heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Irene A. Cifra, Nick A. Massaro, Aron K. Madsen
  • Patent number: 10724913
    Abstract: A method of monitoring the clamping of an assembly by a threaded fastener. One element of the threaded fastener is rotated by a driver while the other is held stationary by a holding tool. The screwing torque and reaction torque of the holding tool are measured. Analyzing their evolution as a function of a third parameter makes it possible to determine accurately the pre-tension in the assembly. The disclosure herein further relates to a clamping method employing a real-time monitoring method of this kind. The disclosure herein also relates to a corresponding device for implementing a method of this kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Clément Chirol, Patricia Morgue, Manuel Paredes, Simon Dols
  • Patent number: 10718329
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided which includes: a revolving scroll, a fixed scroll, an autorotation preventing mechanism, a frame, a crank shaft provided with an eccentric pin portion which is eccentric with respect to an axis, the crank shaft being provided with a flange portion at a lower portion of the eccentric pin portion, the flange portion being larger than the diameter of the eccentric pin portion, a balance weight mounted on the flange portion, a sealing member performing sealing between the revolving scroll and the flange portion, and a thrust bearing arranged between the frame and the flange portion. The scroll compressor reduces the amount of oil flowing into a back pressure chamber, thereby improving the performance of the scroll compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI-JOHNSON CONTROLS AIR CONDITIONG, INC.
    Inventors: Yasunori Nakano, Satoshi Nakamura, Takamasa Adachi, Masatsugu Chikano, Yuuichi Yanagase
  • Patent number: 10712047
    Abstract: A heating system retrofitted to be operable through multiple heat stages at a constant fuel-air mixture includes a tube heat exchanger having a plurality of burners, a combustion air blower (CAB) having an exhaust vent connected with the plurality of burners, the CAB operable at a first speed and a second speed, a first valve connecting a fuel source to a first subset of the plurality of burners, and a second valve connecting a fuel source to a second subset of the plurality of burners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Perez, Steven Schneider, Bryan Smith, John Tran
  • Patent number: 10703148
    Abstract: A tire management method with which specific information of a tire can be acquired at arbitrary timing in a manufacturing process of a vehicle is provided. The tire management method is a method of managing a tire group including a plurality of tires 1 on each of which a first mark M1 and a second mark M2 are provided on specific positions of a side surface, the method including: a step of associating, with respect to each of the tires included in the tire group, specific information of the tire and mark positional information (?12, r1, and r2) related to positions of the marks M1 and M2, and recording these into a computer 2; a step of acquiring mark positional information of a tire selected from the tire group; and a step of acquiring, by using the computer 2, specific information associated with the previously-acquired mark positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kurai
  • Patent number: 10704603
    Abstract: A cage assembly is moved in the axial direction to approach an inner ring from a small rib portion side. An inner ring assembly is constituted by causing tapered rollers of the cage assembly to climb over a small rib portion to be fitted on an inner raceway surface, and then is assembled to an outer ring. In this method, a jig is provided adjacent to the small rib portion. The jig includes recessed grooves that are formed in the outer peripheral portion of the jig and that enable contact of the respective tapered rollers. Each recessed groove has a recessed arcuate shape in cross section. The tapered rollers of the cage assembly are caused to slide radially outward along the recessed grooves, so that the diameter of cage is increased. Accordingly, the tapered rollers climb over the small rib portion to be fitted on the inner raceway surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Maruyama, Akiyuki Suzuki, Ryo Shiina
  • Patent number: 10704256
    Abstract: A method for retrofitting a preexisting wall to include bullet resistance. The retrofitted wall incorporates ballistic paver blocks that are capable of augmenting either an interior or exterior wall. The flexibility gained by using ballistic paver blocks affords cost and weight savings over traditional concrete, or alternatively, metal shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: 360° BALLISTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alan Siver, Clayton Dean Amidon
  • Patent number: 10697299
    Abstract: A method for designing and building a wheel that is simultaneously a turbine and an impeller with a plurality of impeller blades, wherein each impeller blade of the plurality of impeller blades is hollow along an entire length of the impeller blade and which leads into a peripheral circular chamber that operates as a fueled engine (THRA). The method includes building an evolving section of an inner channel of the impeller blades with a plurality of strips each having a neutral axis, wherein each impeller blade rests on a profile of a plurality of profiles of a corresponding neutral axis, the profile built for an inlet to the turbine and for inlets to each impeller blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Carpyz SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Carrouset, Nicole Carrouset, Gabrielle Carrouset
  • Patent number: 10694888
    Abstract: A ground embedded and stainless steel heat conducting canister for containing a husked corn on the cob ear in upward supported fashion. The canister includes an attachable cap with a vented top and, upon pre-filling a volume of water, installing the ear of corn, and arraying upwardly within or in proximity to the fire, the corn is progressively steam cooked within the canister, following which it can be removed from the fire, the cap opened and the cooked ear removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Mohni
  • Patent number: 10695819
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for forming a rim of a cast-spun aluminum alloy hub, that is, a special spinning composite machining method for forming a structure that the spokes and the inner wheel flange of the hub are cast and the middle of the rim is spun. The method can prevent the performance, strength and as-cast structure of the inner wheel flange from being destroyed, effectively improve the impact resistance of the cast-spun hub at the inner wheel flange, prevent the inner wheel flange of the cast-spun hub from cracking during radial impact and improve the performance of the spun structure of the rim, is beneficial to thinning the rim and realizes light weight of the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiping Chang, Lijuan Zhang, Shiwen Xu, Xuepu Yin, Hongwei Zhou, Zhixue Wang, Rui Li, Jin Zhang, Dawei Xu