Patents Examined by Sarang Afzali
  • Patent number: 11958412
    Abstract: A structure and method for mounting a flag-type side mirror securely fastens the flag-type side mirror on a door panel of a vehicle. The method includes: passing a wiring mounted to the flag-type side mirror through through-holes formed in an outer belt rail, a quadrant reinforce, and an inner panel of the door; placing the flag-type side mirror at a position to be installed; arranging a mirror neck of the flag-type side mirror to abut on the quadrant reinforce through an outer panel of the door; passing a fastening member through the outer belt rail and the quadrant reinforce; and fastening the fastening member to an end of the mirror neck by operating a tool in a direction from inside to outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Je-Won Choi
  • Patent number: 11959148
    Abstract: A preventive maintenance method includes performing abrasive blast-cleaning; performing shot peening: applying a fluorescent coating material before the shot peening is performed; and irradiating a portion applied with the fluorescent coating material with an ultraviolet ray after the shot peening is performed. Coverage is calculated based on a residual fluorescent coating material that fluoresces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: YAMADA INFRA TECHNOS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Yamada, Shohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 11953038
    Abstract: A removable blind fastener includes: a body; a screw member; and a clamping member. The body includes a hollow cylindrical shaft with a proximal end and a distal end and a head at the proximal end, the head being hollow with an internal end face. The shaft has an open guide channel along a portion of its length and an urge channel opposite the guide channel located at the distal end of the shaft. The screw member has a threaded region that fits within the shaft and the screw member has a head at a proximal end that fits within the hollow head. The clamping member fits in the guide channel and has a threaded aperture for engaging with the threaded region of the screw member, such that rotation of the screw member causes the clamping member to move along the guide channel of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kwikbolt Limited
    Inventor: Jan Niklewicz
  • Patent number: 11953361
    Abstract: A transfer conveyor for food process lines has an endless conveyor belt characterized by an upper, food-product carrying run and a lower, return run. The upper, food-product carrying run defines a transit plane. The upper, food-product carrying run also extends between an intake end and a discharge end. The upper, food-product carrying run furthermore has a first pleat below the transit plane proximate the intake end and a second spaced-away pleat below the transit plane proximate the discharge end. These spaced-away pleats partitioning the upper, food-product carrying run into an intake-end span and a discharge-end span cooperatively flanking a mid-span. Wherein the transfer conveyor additionally includes one scale servicing the intake-end span of the upper, food-product carrying run and another scale servicing the discharge-end span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Robert G. Nothum, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11951673
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a bending panel of a display includes a lower mold having a first member on which a target panel is placed, an upper mold disposed adjacent the lower mold and including a second member including a first surface to press a portion of the target panel and a second surface having a first slope with respect to the first surface, and side molds disposed at opposite sides of the lower mold and each having a third member with a third surface complementary to the second surface of the second member. The first slope is smaller than about 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonju Kim, Dohyung Ryu, Wu Hyeon Jung, Daehyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 11951271
    Abstract: A high aspect ratio in-plane metal microneedle array, a manufacturing method and a clamping and inserting auxiliary device thereof is disclosed. A large-size metal sheet is cut into small metal sheets. A clamping tooling composed of two upper and lower metal cover plates is processed. Inner sides of the upper and the lower cover plates of the tooling are provided with grooves in which the metal sheets are placed and fastened by bolts. Wire cutting is conducted on the tooling and the metal sheets as a whole to obtain a plane metal microneedle array with a plurality of microneedle bodies. In addition, an assembling and clamping device and an inserting auxiliary device of the high aspect ratio in-plane metal microneedle array is provided. The assembled inserting auxiliary device is placed on skin, and the microneedle array is inserted into the skin through the auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Guojun Ma, Chengwei Wu, Xiaolong An, Xiao Han, Wei Zhang, Yongtao Lv, Jianli Ma
  • Patent number: 11938530
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hot-stamped part includes: inserting a blank into a heating furnace including a plurality of sections with different temperature ranges; step heating the blank in multiple stages; and soaking the blank at a temperature of about Ac3 to about 1,000° C., wherein in the step of heating the blank, a temperature condition in the heating furnace satisfies the following equation: 0<(Tg?Ti)/Lt<0.025° C./mm, where Tg denotes a soaking temperature (° C.), Ti denotes an initial temperature (° C.) of the heating furnace, and Lt denotes a length (mm) of step heating sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventor: Je Youl Kong
  • Patent number: 11931785
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hot-stamped part includes: inserting a blank into a heating furnace including a plurality of sections with different temperature ranges; step heating the blank in multiple stages; and soaking the blank at a temperature of about Ac3 to about 1,000° C., wherein in the step of heating the blank, a temperature condition in the heating furnace satisfies the following equation: 0<(Tg?Ti)/Lt<0.025° C./mm, where Tg denotes a soaking temperature (° C.), Ti denotes an initial temperature (° C.) of the heating furnace, and Lt denotes a length (mm) of step heating sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventor: Je Youl Kong
  • Patent number: 11931786
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hot-stamped part includes: inserting a blank into a heating furnace including a plurality of sections with different temperature ranges; step heating the blank in multiple stages; and soaking the blank at a temperature of about Ac3 to about 1,000° C., wherein in the step of heating the blank, a temperature condition in the heating furnace satisfies the following equation: 0<(Tg?Ti)/Lt<0.025° C./mm, where Tg denotes a soaking temperature (° C.), Ti denotes an initial temperature (° C.) of the heating furnace, and Lt denotes a length (mm) of step heating sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventor: Je Youl Kong
  • Patent number: 11913711
    Abstract: A method of assembling an outer cabinet of an enclosure includes: coupling a first panel of the outer cabinet to a second panel of the outer cabinet utilizing a first joint type; coupling a third panel of the outer cabinet to the first panel using a second joint type by rotating the third panel relative to the first panel; coupling a fourth panel of the outer cabinet to the first panel using the second joint type by rotating the fourth panel relative to the first panel; coupling a fifth panel of the outer cabinet to the first panel using a third joint type; coupling the fifth panel to the third panel and to the fourth panel using a fourth joint type; and coupling a sixth panel to each of the second, third, fourth, and fifth panels to form the outer cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Leer, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Muth, Patrik Gorun
  • Patent number: 11917771
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a housing (7) enclosing a control unit (8) by mechanically forming a starting material (1), wherein the control unit (8) is configured to control particularly a vehicle headlight, comprising the following steps: a) providing an essentially strip-shaped, preferably metal starting material (1), wherein the starting material (1) is subdivided into at least three subareas (4, 5, 6) adjacent to one another, which are separated by fold axes (11, 13); b) forming cooling fins (4a) on a first subarea (4); c) forming a housing bottom (5a) on a second subarea (5); d) forming a housing cover (6a) on a third subarea (6); e) carrying out a folding operation, in which the first subarea (4) is folded about the first fold axis (11) onto the second subarea; f) attaching the control unit (8) to the second subarea (4) [sic]; g) carrying out a folding operation, in which the third subarea (6) is folded about the second fold axis (13) onto the second subarea; h) fixing the first s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Koller, Harald Graf
  • Patent number: 11911978
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite barrel structure includes fabricating a first plurality of composite panels that are assemblable into a first partial composite barrel section. The fabricating includes assembling a first layup of composite material and, concurrently, assembling at least one additional layup. The fabricating further includes heating the first layup with the at least one additional layup. A system for fabricating a plurality of panels that are assemblable into partial barrel sections includes a first workstation for fabricating a first plurality of composite panels that are assemblable into a first partial composite barrel section. The first workstation includes a first assembly station configured to concurrently assemble a first layup of composite material and at least one additional layup and a first heating station configured to heat the first layup concurrently with the at least one additional layup to yield the first plurality of composite panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew B. Moore, Patrick B. Stone
  • Patent number: 11905752
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated extrusion of main elements for building construction are disclosed wherein sub-components of sub-elements are extruded by automated means, and sub-elements are assembled by automated means, and the sub-elements are incorporated into main elements by automated means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: House of Design LLC
    Inventors: Shane Christopher Dittrich, Robert David Dudley Carlson, Jason T. Giuffre, Anthony P. D'Andrea, Anthony W. Foster, Richard D. Murdock, Timothy G. Mathson, Curtis R. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11897098
    Abstract: An automatic installation machine, which is connectable to a tool so as to install a wire thread insert in a thread bore, includes a drive unit providing movement between a first and a second rotation direction, a setting spindle in rotation coupling with the drive unit so that during a transmission of a rotation movement from the drive unit, the setting spindle is displaceable in longitudinal direction independent of the rotation movement. A first pneumatic cylinder has a movable piston oriented parallel to the longitudinal direction of the setting spindle and coupled with an offset with the setting spindle so that the setting spindle is axially displaceable by the pneumatic cylinder. An actuating mandrel is arranged within the setting spindle and is driven rotation free, and the installation machine includes a tool chuck via which the tool for installing the insert is connectable with the setting spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Böllhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Stücker
  • Patent number: 11898809
    Abstract: A method for forming a heat exchanger plate includes providing a precursor having a body with a first face and a second face opposite the first face and at least one internal passageway; and pluralities of first and second fin precursors respectively protruding from the first and second faces. First and second fin height profiles are formed by removing material from the respective fin precursors via wire electro-discharge machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: RTX Corporation
    Inventors: James F. Wiedenhoefer, Russell J. Bergman, William P. Stillman
  • Patent number: 11898596
    Abstract: An insert including: a head portion including a docking face configured to receive a welding electrode and a bearing surface configured to come to bear on the first part in order to keep the first part assembled to the second part, a body portion intended to be inserted into the first part, including a welding surface configured to be welded to the second part, the body portion having a cross section smaller than that of the head portion, and thermal decoupling means extending around the body portion to prevent heat released by the body portion from being transmitted to the first part during the welding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Maxime Grojean
  • Patent number: 11897025
    Abstract: A forging apparatus includes an ironing mechanism and a phase alignment mechanism. The ironing mechanism includes: a punch set, which is fitted into a cylindrical portion of a pre-processing material to be formed into the outer joint member, and is radially expandable and contractible, the cylindrical portion having grooves formed in an inner peripheral surface thereof; and a die having a hole into which the cylindrical portion is press-fitted. The phase alignment mechanism is configured to align phases of the grooves in the inner peripheral surface of the pre-processing material and phases of track groove portion forming surfaces of the punch set with each other before the pre-processing material is fitted to the punch set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Numamoto, Takuya Fujita
  • Patent number: 11897040
    Abstract: An axle boring assembly includes a portable power head or drive unit, a bearing pack to which the drive unit is attached, an adjusting base to which the bearing pack is adjustably secured and a mounting assembly which fits over a motor vehicle axle and to which the adjusting base is secured. The mounting assembly comprises a first section having axially spaced apart front and rear clamps and a substantially identical second section with matching spaced apart front and rear clamps. Threaded fasteners extend between the front and rear clamps and may be rotated to secure the mounting assembly about the end of the axle. Each clamp includes jaws which contact the axle and which may be selected from sets of various sizes and configurations to ensure accurate and suitable engagement of the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: James L. Ebert
    Inventor: James L. Ebert
  • Patent number: 11897705
    Abstract: A workpiece processing method includes a carry-in step of carrying a workpiece into the field of view of a magnifier, a work step of performing predetermined work on the workpiece based on an image provided via the magnifier, and a carry-out step of carrying the workpiece out of the field of view of the magnifier. A robot performs at least one of the carry-in step and the carry-out step as well as the work step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Miyazawa, Mitsuhiro Yamamura, Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 11891912
    Abstract: A method of repairing a composite blade. The composite blade includes a metal work bonded to a composite part through an adhesive layer. The method includes determining a locally damaged portion of the metal work, and removing a bullet portion corresponding to the locally damaged portion. The method further includes detaching, debonding, and removing a first wing portion from the composite part to obtain a first exposed surface portion. The method further includes detaching, debonding, and removing a second wing portion from the composite part to obtain a second exposed surface portion. The method further includes reconditioning the first and second exposed surface portions to obtain first and second reconditioned surface portions, respectively, and applying first and second adhesive layers to the first and second reconditioned surface portions respectively. The method further includes bonding a metal work patch to the first and second adhesive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Dharun Vadugappatty Srinivasan, Sridhar Idapalapati