Patents Examined by Sang K Kim
  • Patent number: 11364528
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus, system and method for a new and improved coiling head utilized in wrapping elongated materials, which may have a zero and or near zero gap between leaves thereby reducing and or elimination indentations in the coiled elongated materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Reel Power Licensing Corp
    Inventors: Christopher D. Rekieta, Joseph Henry, David Lasswell, Earl Richardson, Robert Allen, Gary Donald Thompson
  • Patent number: 11365098
    Abstract: A skyline log conveying system having a skyline for extending between two elevated supports, one at or above a landing at which logs are deposited and another at a lower position at least as low as an area from which logs are to be moved. A carriage is rollably mounted to the skyline. A grapple is suspended from the carriage, the grapple having closed and opened positions for grasping and releasing logs. A hydraulic pump is mounted to the carriage. A rotatable member is driven by the skyline with the rolling of the carriage on the skyline for driving the hydraulic pump to generate hydraulic pressure. At least one accumulator is in hydraulic communication with the hydraulic pump, the at least one accumulator capable of storing pressure when hydraulic pressure is transmitted to it by the hydraulic pump. A hydraulic ram is hydraulically interconnected with the at least one accumulator and mounted to the grapple to selectively close the grapple to facilitate the grasping of logs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Patrick Ybarra
  • Patent number: 11364776
    Abstract: A cable drive system having a cable drum housing, a cable drum unit mounted therein for rotation by a drive motor, a first control cable and a second control cable. The first and second control cables are each windably held on the cable drum unit for the purpose of driving the protection device. The first control cable is guided out of a first housing part of the cable drum housing along a first direction, and the second control cable is guided out of a separate, second housing part of the cable drum housing along a second direction. Different mounting positions of the first housing part are provided in which the first housing part is in different rotational positions relative to the second housing part, with the result that the first guidance direction has a different orientation than the second guidance direction in the different mounting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Timo Marzinke
  • Patent number: 11365086
    Abstract: A device used to release, retract, and store a cable or a cable-like structure that provides an easy solution for cable or cable-like structure applications. The device can be used for all kinds of electronic devices in private entities and public facilities tidily and safely. Applying the devices within the present patent application will significantly reduce safety hazards caused by ill-placed or tangled cables or cable-like structures while also storing said cables or cable-like structures when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Tian Li David Liu, Jensen Siyuan Xi, Rui Li
  • Patent number: 11365077
    Abstract: An arm for an unwinder for unwinding rolls is disclosed. The arm includes an axial engaging member for engaging the rolls. The axial engaging member has a shaft supported by at least two support bearings mounted on the arm, so as to rotate around a rotation axis. A brake is also provided, adapted to act on the shaft. The brake is at least partially arranged between the two support bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Fosber S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Adami
  • Patent number: 11365084
    Abstract: An apparatus for lifting, maneuvering, winding or unwinding reels comprising a pair of devices having an elongated retractable frame having a first end and a second end which are adjustable relative to one another; a first crossbar having two opposite ends, the first crossbar being mounted to a first end of the elongated retractable frame; a second crossbar having two opposite ends, the second crossbar being mounted to a second end of the elongated retractable frame; a first roller carrier mounted on the first crossbar; a second roller carrier mounted on the second crossbar, parallel to the first roller carrier, wherein the roller rotates axially about the roller carrier; and a means for adjusting the first and second end of the elongated retractable frame relative to one another so that the first and second ends of the elongated retractable frame are moved closer together and further apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Paul Grabowski, Xiaokai Niu
  • Patent number: 11358841
    Abstract: A shut-down buffer for a lifting device, in particular a chain hoist, includes two opposing end surfaces and at least two mutually spaced web elements extending between the end surfaces. The shut-down buffer is defined by the end surfaces, between which a through-opening for passage of a load-bearing element of the lifting device extends through the shut-down buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Konecranes Global Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver Moll, Torsten Sattler
  • Patent number: 11358831
    Abstract: A cable reel of the present disclosure can include two flanges and a central drum being independently rotatable from one another. The drum, which can be configured to receive a cable, can be mounted on an axle. The two flanges can be rotationally mounted on the axle at opposing distal ends of the axle. Bearings in the flanges can allow for a full rotation of the flanges about the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez, Franklin Clarence Calhoun
  • Patent number: 11352230
    Abstract: A sheet-feeding system includes a holding part which holds an end portion of a sheet, a nozzle part for discharging an adhesive agent for joining sheets to each other, and a nozzle moving unit which supports the nozzle part such that the nozzle part is made movable within a region including both temporarily holding parts, in which when a sheet joining condition is established where a remaining amount of the sheet on one original sheet roll becomes equal to or below a predetermined remaining amount, an end portion of the sheet on the other original sheet roll is conveyed to the temporarily holding part by the holding part and, thereafter, the nozzle part is moved to the temporarily holding part, and the adhesive agent is discharged to the end portion of the sheet from the nozzle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11353002
    Abstract: A joint bushing that accommodates the dithering and sliding in multi segment wind turbines. The joint bushing includes a self-lubricating liner that is a composite system incorporating woven Polytetrafluoroethylene fibers intermixed with structural reinforcement fibers in a composite matrix. The composite system provides sufficient life without requiring re-lubrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Roller Bearing Company of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Meeks, Jarrod McGuire, Elizabeth Westbrook
  • Patent number: 11352231
    Abstract: A controller includes a shaft control unit that controls driving of a shaft drive source such that a standby side roll is rotated, and a unit control unit that presses a pressing roller against an outer peripheral surface of the standby side roll via a sheet of a supply side roll by performing torque control on a unit drive source in a state in which the pressing roller is positioned in an area from a control switching position to the outer peripheral surface of the standby side roll together with performing position control on the unit drive source in a state in which the pressing roller is positioned in an area farther away from the standby side roll than the control switching position away from the outer peripheral surface of the standby side roll by a preset distance while the standby side roll is rotated by the shaft control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsujimoto, Masato Hiroyasu
  • Patent number: 11345564
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a cable reel. The cable reel may include a hollow core having a width; a first wall coupled to an end of the core and extending radially outward a distance from the core, the first wall comprising an opening aligned with the hollow core and at least one support member extending across the opening; and a second wall coupled to an opposing end of the core and extending radially outwardly a distance from the core, the second wall comprising an opening aligned with the hollow core; wherein the first wall and the second wall form a gap therebetween equal to the width of the core, the gap being configured to hold a length of excess cable wrapped around the core. Cable reel covers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Marcus J. Ash, Syed B. Abbas, Jose A. T. Rabello, Brian Spinks, Michael R. Schaefer, Bhavin Kadakia
  • Patent number: 11348484
    Abstract: A dual retractable badge and key holder apparatus for conveniently securing keys and a badge includes a spool housing having an outer wall, an inner wall, and a sidewall. A median wall is coupled to the sidewall and lies parallel with the outer wall and the inner wall to define an outer cavity and an inner cavity. An axle is coupled to the spool housing. A pair of retractors comprises an outer retractor and an inner retractor coupled to the axle within the outer cavity and the inner cavity, respectively. Each retractor comprises a spool having a spring and a cord wound around the spool. A key ring is coupled to the inner retractor and is configured to secure a plurality of keys. A badge clip is coupled to the outer retractor and configured to secure a badge. A clamp is coupled to the axle adjacent the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Patricia Wyatt
  • Patent number: 11345565
    Abstract: A carousel for pipe products including cables and umbilicals includes a drum coupled to a carousel adapter, the carousel adapter coupled to a drive unit. The carousel adapter includes an upper base plate opposite a lower base plate, a fixed base leg coupled between the upper base plate and the lower base plate and extending radially outwardly therefrom. The carousel adapter also includes a plurality of foldable base legs coupled between the upper base plate and the lower base plate and extending radially outwardly from the upper and lower base plates. Each of the foldable base legs is disposed about a periphery of the upper and lower base plates and is rotatable about an independent axis perpendicular to the upper base plate and the lower base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Koil Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Smith, Neil Stuckey, Troy Moran, Jacob Hargrave, Chris Sebesta, Michael Fields, Dustin Goitia
  • Patent number: 11339021
    Abstract: A device for winding and changing reels of web material includes two independently operable central drives for shifting winding shafts, a drivable winding shaft guide, a contact roller unit and slitting units. Both right-hand winding and left-hand winding are realized, whereby the device is without a prewinding station. For a winding shaft change, the drivable winding shaft guide is driven from the winding position into the parking position and is disconnected. Subsequently, the second central drive is connected to the winding shaft guide and is driven from its parking position into the winding position where the second central drive is connected with a new winding shaft. The contact roller unit is driven against the winding shaft and the web material is cut through by a slitting device and then wound to a new reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: HOSOKAWA ALPINE Aktiengesellschaft, HOSOKAWA KOLB GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Durner, Manfred Göllner, Lothar Klimek, Jens Christian Kammer, Nicole Hoyer, Sebastian Westphal
  • Patent number: 11339035
    Abstract: A method and equipment for controlling a lifting device, wherein a main steering direction of the control device used by an operator is selected from at least two options; the impact of the control device on the directions of motion of the lifting device is changed according to the selected main steering direction; and the lifting device is controlled with a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Konecranes Global Oy
    Inventor: Kimmo Rantala
  • Patent number: 11339038
    Abstract: A system for controlling a winch assembly having a hydraulic motor, a drum, a cable, and a cable tension sensor. A controller is configured to access a winch load threshold defining a hold zone and a reel zone, and one of the hold zone and the reel zone including loads greater than the winch load threshold and another of the hold zone and the reel zone including loads less than the winch load threshold. The controller is further configured to determine whether the winch assembly is operating within the hold zone or the reel zone, and generate a zero flow command while the winch assembly is operating within the hold zone to prevent rotation of the hydraulic winch motor, and generate a pressure differential command while the rotatable winch drum is operating within the reel zone to permit rotation of the hydraulic winch motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Hand, Andrew J. Kieser
  • Patent number: 11342206
    Abstract: A substrate case includes a shaft portion around which a sheet-shaped substrate having a circuit area in which a circuit manufacturing process is performed is wound; and a cover portion that accommodates the substrate in the state of being wound around the shaft portion, the shaft portion having a holding portion that holds an area different from the circuit area at a winding start portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Mizutani, Tohru Kiuchi, Toru Kawaguchi, Takashi Masukawa
  • Patent number: 11325561
    Abstract: In a present webbing retractor, when a stopper is pushed and moved by a conical portion of a moving member, the stopper abuts a moving member main body of the moving member between a rotating member and an axial direction distal end of a cylinder, and moreover, is moved toward a side of a portion of engagement of the moving member main body with first teeth and second teeth of the rotating member, while deforming the moving member main body. Due thereto, expansion, toward a side in a direction orthogonal to an axis, of the moving member main body can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Takahiro Tanaka, Shinichi Okubo, Wataru Yanagawa, Takanori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11325807
    Abstract: A line-handling device is for letting out, winding up and locking a line. The line-handling device has: a first handle; a substantially flat reel which is rotatable relative to the first handle; a line-guiding part which is fixed relative to the first handle; a locking mechanism for locking the reel in a non-rotatable position; and an attachment element for a tautening device, the reel being displaceable relative to the first handle parallel to the rotational axis of the reel. A line-handling system is for suspending a line between two anchoring points and a method is for suspending a line between two anchoring points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Wiral Technologies AS
    Inventors: Øivind Aabye, Eivind Sæter