Patents Examined by Ryan J Walters
  • Patent number: 11072014
    Abstract: A tool-transition-free machining method includes: first, a primary turning is conducted, then holes are drilled out by a machining center, and finally a secondary turning is conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zuo Xu, Guoyuan Xiong, Huiying Liu, Kuisheng Nie, Xiao Liu, Weidong Liu
  • Patent number: 11065671
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a heat dissipation device is disclosed. The heat dissipation device manufactured with the method includes two titanium metal sheets, which are subjected to a heat treatment before undergoing mechanical processing, plastic working and surface modification. With these arrangements, the titanium metal sheets can be freely plastically deformed and possess a capillary force, and can therefore be used in place of the conventional copper material to serve as a material for making heat dissipation devices, and the heat dissipation devices so produced can have largely reduced weight and largely improved heat dissipation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kuei-Feng Chiang, Chih-Yeh Lin
  • Patent number: 11059152
    Abstract: The tool can include a tang keeper which can be positioned behind the tang of a helical insert which is installed in an aperture, and a pushing member which can be moved to push the tang against the keeper and hold the tang against the keeper while breaking and removing the tang by manipulating the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Rui Alberto Faria
  • Patent number: 11060321
    Abstract: A fence panel construction device includes a structural member and a pair of post members coupled to the structural member. Each post member includes a pair of attachment devices configured to removably attach a pair of fence stringers to the pair of post members. A pair of actuator mechanisms are coupled to a respective one of the pair of post members to position the pair of post members corresponding to a pair of fence posts on a property. A finishing assembly is coupled to the structural member and includes at least one fastening device and at least one trimming device both operable to move vertically. The finishing assembly is operable to move horizontally while the at least one fastening device fastens fence boards to the pair of fence stringers and at least one trimming device trims the fence boards. A method of making a fence panel is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Patent number: 11053796
    Abstract: A turbomachine modification apparatus includes a machining device, and a machining device mount attached to the machining device. The machining device mount is configured to radially and axially adjust a position of the machining device. A blade mount is configured to be attached to one or more turbomachine blades. The blade mount is attached to the machining device mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Piotr Krzysztof Dzieciol, Piotr Edward Kobek, Szymon Perkowski, Mateusz Dolecki
  • Patent number: 11054791
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a rate of a timepiece after encasing a movement to ensure a better rate for the timepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: Thierry Conus, Pascal Winkler
  • Patent number: 11053936
    Abstract: A metering pump includes a motor having a motor shaft extending through a drive housing, a carriage assembly disposed around the motor shaft and within the drive housing, a plunger return block mounted to the carriage assembly, a piston disposed along an axis, a carriage bearing disposed on the motor shaft and within the carriage assembly and slidably coupled to the carriage assembly, a cam coupled to the motor shaft to rotate with the motor shaft, and a bearing disposed around the cam to rotate therewith and to contact the stroke adjuster and the plunger return block. The piston also includes a stroke adjuster mounted to the carriage assembly, a plunger having a button-shaped protrusion end, and a drive shaft having a first end connected to the stroke adjuster and a second end having a hook protrusion configured to receive and engage the plunger button-shaped protrusion end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Derek R. Shaw, John R. Ingebrand, Joseph A. Daniski, Daniel J. Rogers, Corey D. Meyer
  • Patent number: 11015671
    Abstract: A method for servicing a dual-stage, mixed gas/fluid shock strut may comprise measuring a servicing temperature, charging a secondary gas chamber with compressed gas, wherein a secondary chamber pressure corresponds to the servicing temperature, pumping oil into a primary chamber of the shock strut, and charging the primary chamber with compressed gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Fazeli, Matthew R Gomez, Adnan Cepic, Susanne M Reber
  • Patent number: 11009068
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a load on a bearing mounted to a shaft which includes an attaching member releasably connectable to a shaft and a press mechanism coupled to the attaching member. The press mechanism is configured to provide a compressive load to the bearing. An aligning ring has an aligning projection configured to engage a shaft slot of the shaft to align the press mechanism relative to the shaft when the attaching member connects to the shaft. The projection extends radially inwardly from a circumferential portion of the aligning ring. The aligning ring extends circumferentially around the attaching member and is rotatable relative to the attaching member. The aligning ring includes a plurality of ring indicating markings to allow an alignment of a ring indicating marking of the plurality of ring indicating markings with a lock nut connected to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: John E. Rode
  • Patent number: 10995729
    Abstract: A multilayer protective tape for rotor blades of wind energy turbines is provided herein. The protective tape comprising a protective top layer comprising a polymer film, and an adhesive bottom layer. The top layer having a continuous surface (S) that is outwardly curved or outwardly trapezoidal such that the tape has a cross-sectional profile having an inner section between first and second edge lateral sections. The inner section comprises up to 30% of the width of the tape and has a thickness (Ti), while the first and second edge lateral sections have a thickness of T1 and T2, respectively, wherein Ti greater than each of T1 or T2, and the thickness (T1 or T2) of at least one edged lateral section is at most 600 ?m and the thickness of the inner section (Ti) is at least 330 ?m. Also provided is a method for applying the tape to rotor blades and a rotor blade protected by said protective tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steffen Traser, Bernd Kuehneweg, Christian Claus, Jan D. Forster
  • Patent number: 10995619
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an airfoil includes imaging a second end of the body portion to obtain image data, casting the tip portion utilizing the image data of the second end of the body portion and coupling a first end of the tip portion to the second end of the body portion. One or more features of the tip portion align with one or more features of the body portion. The method also includes additively manufacturing a core of the tip portion utilizing the image data and forming a casting mold about the core. The tip portion is cast in the casting mold. The coupling of the tip portion to the body portion including depositing a bonding material on a first end of the tip portion. An airfoil formed by the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Scott Andrew Weaver
  • Patent number: 10993731
    Abstract: A thromboembolic removal system for treating ischemic stroke, including a guide and occlusion catheter, a delivery and aspiration catheter, an aspiration pump, a thromboembolic receiver, and a thromboembolic separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Penumbra, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandr Leynov, David Barry, Vikas Gupta, Arani Bose
  • Patent number: 10989140
    Abstract: A shaft assembly may include two or more Poka-Yoke bearing caps, each Poka-Yoke bearing cap having a pair of reference bores offset from a central axis of the bearing cap by differing offset distances, and each bearing cap defining a semi-circular recess that is positioned so as to align in use a central axis of the semi-cylindrical recess in the bearing cap with an axis of rotation of a shaft rotatably supported by the bearing cap. The differing offsets of the reference bores prevent the bearing cap from being assembled in a reversed orientation. To ensure that each bearing cap can only be fitted in one position, a centre spacing between the first and second reference bores of each bearing cap is different to the centre spacing used for other bearing caps used to support a single shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Xavier Demeulenaere, Mark Michel
  • Patent number: 10974249
    Abstract: A rotor (1) for a grinding machine (2) for the foodstuffs and feedstock industry, having an external diameter of between 0.5 and 0.6 m, comprising a plurality of substantially cylindrical, in particular hollow cylindrical, grinding elements (3). One such grinding element (3) has an outer grinding surface (4) substantially in the form of a circular cylinder jacket, and the grinding elements (3) are arranged coaxially above one another and in such a way that a substantially annular air gap (5) is produced between the grinding surfaces (4) of two adjacent grinding elements (3). A ratio between an enveloping surface (H) of the rotor (1) and a total grinding surface of the rotor (1) is greater than 1.05 and less than 1.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BÜHLER AG
    Inventors: Benjamin Kinzel, Jürgen Moosmann
  • Patent number: 10959567
    Abstract: A device for preparing a coffee product comprises a preparation chamber (135) which is intended and configured to receive and collect a quantity of ground coffee in a coffee bed (125), and pump means (15) for carrying water under increased pressure to the preparation chamber. The preparation chamber (135) is provided with a water inlet (136) for water at increased temperature and pressure on a first side of the coffee bed (125) and with an outlet (137) on an opposite side beyond the coffee bed (125). The outlet is coupled via a liquid conduit (20) to an outflow (6) at which the coffee product can be taken away. The device is provided with an electronic control system (17) which imposes a preparation cycle each time a product is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelis de Groen, Eduard Adri Brijder
  • Patent number: 10960459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a drum of an axial piston machine by machining a cylindrical round metal, with the machining comprising a forging and with at least one structural element of the drum being produced or prefabricated by the forging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Liebherr Machines Bulle SA
    Inventor: Lennard Geissler
  • Patent number: 10934497
    Abstract: A method for installing a device into a crude oil service operation, the method may include installing the device into a section of the crude oil service operation, wherein the device comprises a surface comprising a Self-Assembled Monolayer of Phosphonate (SAMP) coating, and may also include contacting the surface with the contaminant, wherein the contaminant is selected from the group consisting of paraffins and asphaltenes. Various systems include one having a liquid environment of paraffins and asphaltene, and a surface residing within the environment comprising a Self-Assembled Monolayer of Phosphonate (SAMP) composition. Systems also include pipelines and vessels having an internal surface therein comprising a Self-Assembled Monolayer of Phosphonate (SAMP) composition, and with hydrocarbon liquids present in the pipeline or vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: E9 TREATMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Eric Drees, Andrew Timothy Marzec, Brian Keith Brashear
  • Patent number: 10925428
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a battery-mount part (40) configured such that a battery used as a power supply of a power tool is mountable thereon, and a heat-generating element (54) for boiling water using electric power from the battery (B1, B2) mounted on the battery-mount part. The electrical device further includes a drip case (21) for holding a pod, in which a predetermined amount of tea leaves or coffee grounds is encased in a permeable bag-shaped element. A hot water supply (50y) supplies the water boiled by the heat-generating element (54) automatically to the drip case (21). An extraction part (21p) in the drip case (21) allows a beverage produced by the hot water that has been poured onto (injected into) the pod to downwardly flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kondo, Katsuhito Fujinami
  • Patent number: 10927987
    Abstract: Ducting and/or duct couplings can be formed from shape memory polymer material, with the material for example being additively manufactured. The use of shape memory polymer material for one or more of the duct portions may allow for easier installation of the ducting, for example allowing the ducting to be warped and/or bent to fit into or through places that are hard to reach or hard to maneuver through, with the ducting then heated to cause it to return to a predetermined memory shape. The coupling of duct portions together may be accomplished by the duct portions including a shape memory polymer material, with for example ends of the duct portions fitted together, and then heated to use a shape memory property of the material to effect coupling. Heating of the shape memory polymer material also softens the material, allowing it to move to a previously set shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Frederick B. Koehler, Ward D. Lyman, Delmar L. Barker, Teresa J. Clement
  • Patent number: 10919082
    Abstract: A method comprises: providing a spiral metallic workpiece having a cast structure associated with such spiral; and at least partially flattening the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Alan D. Cetel, John J. Marcin, Jr., Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner