Patents Examined by Sarkis A Aktavoukian
  • Patent number: 10751964
    Abstract: A heat press includes a clutch and a linkage that moves the upper platen relative to the lower platen. A first link is pivotably coupled to the base and pivotably coupled to an intermediate link. The intermediate link can rotate in a first rotational direction from a first rotational position to a second rotational position. A first clutch member can be coupled to the intermediate link. A second clutch member can be mounted to the upper platen for common movement with the upper platen. When the intermediate link is in the first rotational position, the clutch can be disengaged to permit relative movement in the clamping direction between the first and second clutch members. When the intermediate link is in the second rotational position, the clutch can be engaged to inhibit relative movement between the first and second clutch members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: STAHLS' INC.
    Inventors: Anton Galkin, Benjamin Robinson
  • Patent number: 10751780
    Abstract: A forming device that forms a metal pipe by blow forming includes: a gas supply part that supplies a gas to a metal pipe material to expand the metal pipe material; a die attachment part to which a die that is brought into contact with the expanded metal pipe material to form the metal pipe is attached; a gas discharge part that discharges the gas from the metal pipe material; and a pressure detector that detects a pressure of the gas, the gas supply part includes a gas compression part that compresses the gas, and a supply line that transfers the gas compressed by the gas compression part to the metal pipe material, the gas discharge part includes a discharge line that transfers the discharged gas, and the pressure detector is provided in each of the supply line and the discharge line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki Saika, Masayuki Ishizuka, Norieda Ueno
  • Patent number: 10751785
    Abstract: A can seaming apparatus including a frame, a can handling assembly, a can driving assembly and a seaming assembly. The can seaming apparatus is configured to seal a lid to a can through a double seam can seal. The can is positioned and clamped between an upper and a lower chuck. The can driving assembly spins the can and the upper and lower chucks about an axis. The seaming assembly includes two rollers which can selectively be directed to engage the can to form the necessary crimping operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: OKTOBER, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis Grumm
  • Patent number: 10744512
    Abstract: Disclosed is a raw material pre-treatment process system suitable for a kiln phosphoric acid process, comprising a carbonaceous reductant, a phosphate ore and a silica pre-treatment system which are independent from one another, outlets of the carbonaceous reductant, phosphate ore pre-treatment system and silica pre-treatment system are all connected to an inner pellet material mixing device via a first delivery device, and outlets of the carbonaceous reductant and the silica pre-treatment system are both additionally connected to a shell material mixing device via a second delivery device. Also disclosed is a raw material pre-treatment process suitable for a kiln phosphoric acid process, i.e. pre-treating carbonaceous reductant, phosphate ore and silica respectively, feeding the carbonaceous reductant powder, phosphate ore powder and silica powder into the inner ball material mixing device for pelletizing, and feeding the carbonaceous reductant and silica into the shell material mixing device for mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yonghe Hou, Jun Wu, Shihua Liu
  • Patent number: 10737308
    Abstract: A method of, and arrangement for, producing shaped hollow metal objects by a hot process. A metal hollow semi-finished-product with at least one opening is heated to a forming temperature and placed into a cavity, whose shape corresponds to the desired final external shape of the hollow object. Then the cavity is sealed and water and/or steam is introduced therein. After the final shape of the semi-finished-product is achieved, the semi-finished-product is removed. The cavity is formed by a split mould, whose opening's entry edge has an expanded portion, against which a sealing feature is oriented. The outer surface of the sealing feature is arranged to close against this expanded portion. The sealing feature is also provided with a means of supply of water and/or steam, and a tube through which the water and/or steam is supplied. This tube extends into the interior space of the semi-finished-product, and can be provided with nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zapadoceska Univerzita v Plzni
    Inventors: Bohuslav Masek, Hana Jirková, Ctibor Stadler
  • Patent number: 10722934
    Abstract: Cold-forming equipment configured as a high precision thread rolling assembly utilizing racks, guide rails, a bearing assembly including rolling element linear motion bearings and a gear reduction assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vey Manufacturing Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Roger Levey
  • Patent number: 10710090
    Abstract: A canola seed sample crusher features a frame, and a drum rotatably carried on the frame and having an array of seed pockets on an outer periphery thereof. The seed pockets are sized and shaped to receive individual canola seeds respectively therein. A pathway is arranged to receive a length of adhesive tape and guide the tape over the seed pockets in the outer periphery of the drum during rotation thereof to adhesively collect the sample of canola seeds from the seed pockets onto the adhesive tape. A crushing mechanism is carried on the frame and operatively installed at a position along the pathway to crush the sample of canola seeds collected on the adhesive tape during passage of the tap tape through the crushing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Gerard Devloo
  • Patent number: 10696000
    Abstract: A press drive device (21) includes a connecting rod (49) with input (48) and output ends (50). A drive shaft (35) is mounted to be rotatable about a shaft axis W and includes a connecting rod bearing (46) that is eccentric in relation to the shaft axis W. A drive unit (77) includes a driving motor (30) and a planetary gear set (76) to drive the drive shaft (35). A gear output (79) connects to the drive shaft (35), and a gear input (78) connects to a motor shaft (73). The driving motor (30) includes a rotor (66) connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the motor shaft (73) via a rotor hub (67). The rotor (66) is concentric to the motor shaft creating mounting space between the motor shaft (73) and the rotor (66) and designed to arrange a braking device (31) therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH
    Inventor: Marcus Kosse
  • Patent number: 10682682
    Abstract: A device for performing strengthening treatment on a tooth root of a gear, a punch driver, a tooth root strengthening treatment device and a punch moving device are provided according to the present application. The device for performing the strengthening treatment on the tooth root of the gear according to the present application can impact a tooth root of a gear to be processed continuously under the action of the punch driver, and has a high efficiency while having a stable effect. The device in the present application is not limited by a complicated geometrical shape and a narrow space of the tooth root. Thus, it may be known that the devices according to the present application can address the issue of a low efficiency and poor effect in a current shot peening technique during performing the strengthening treatment on the tooth root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Zhiguo Xing, Haidou Wang
  • Patent number: 10665390
    Abstract: A bending device for a wire includes a holder including a stepped part, the stepped part includes a side-surface corner and a flat surface, and the side-surface corner includes a curved surface. The bending device includes a guide member configured to push the wire against and along the curved surface, and the guide member revolves around a rotational axis of the guide member. The rotational axis of the guide member is disposed on a same axis as a center of the circle defining the curved surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Daiki Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10595667
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coffee tamper. More specifically, the invention relates to a device for tamping coffee grounds in a basket or portafilter of an espresso machine, by which device a reproducible pressure is applied to the coffee grounds and which is designed to reduce occupational-related diseases among professional users, like e.g. baristas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Southern
  • Patent number: 10589484
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press drive for a press or a press having a press drive. The invention also relates to a method for controlling the press drive by means of a control unit. The press drive is used for moving a ram of the press in a stroke direction H between an upper return point OT and a lower return point UT. It comprises a knee lever gear having a first lever and a second lever. A connecting rod engages on the knee lever of the two levers and is connected on the other end to an eccentric of an eccentric drive. The control unit can drive the eccentric drive in a first operating mode B1 or a second operating mode B2 or, in particular, also a third operating mode B3. In the first and the second operating modes B1, B2, the eccentric oscillates in a respectively different angle region W1, W2 about a rotation axis D of the eccentric drive, thus resulting in different force and movement states of the ram in both operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer Hedler, Marcus Kosse, Joachim Beyer
  • Patent number: 10518310
    Abstract: A bending mold device for bidirectional pipe bending includes a mounting base which is horizontally arranged on a rack in a sliding manner. The mounting base includes a translation lead screw driving the mounting base to slide. The rack includes a lead screw nut. A pipe bending spindle is rotatably disposed on the mounting base and a power mechanism is disposed on the mounting base. The upper end of the pipe bending spindle is movably connected to a lower rotating base. The lower rotating base includes a first pipe bending shaft and a second pipe bending shaft, which respectively include a first bending mold lower mold and a second bending mold lower mold. The rack includes a cylinder above the lower rotating base. The end part of a piston rod of the cylinder fixedly includes an upper limiting plate and a lower limiting plate in a sleeving manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Jiangsu University of Science and Technology Industrial Technology Research Institute of Zhangjiagang
    Inventors: Wenxian Tang, Jian Zhang, Hui Zhu, Hongcai Lin, Qinfeng Li, Yang Zhang, Shijie Su
  • Patent number: 10500757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bamboo fence making method. The method comprises the following steps that (a) a bamboo material is made by adopting raw bamboos; (b) mold and insect prevention liquid is sprayed; (c) a bamboo fence is made; (d) heat treatment is performed; (e) water spraying is performed for cooling; (f) drying is performed. The made bamboo fence does not produce the adverse influence on the environment, also has an insect prevention effect, and the effect duration is at least 2 years.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Ye Hong
  • Patent number: 10478998
    Abstract: A process for separation and recovery of waste carpet components, wherein waste carpets are predominantly composed of a face fiber material, a backing material and an adhesive coating which includes latex and filler. Virtually all of the filler, i.e. calcium carbonate, is removed prior to fine grinding and passing the mixture to a high speed centrifuge for separation of the face fiber material from the backing material. A high friction washer is disclosed which separates the face giver material, the backing material and the adhesive coating. The fine grinding of the material to be recycled may be done only once before passing the mixture to the centrifuge by which the loss of the fiber material is highly reduced before its separation into face fiber and backing material and also the life time of the fine grinder and the centrifuge can be prolonged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AquafilSLO d.o.o.
    Inventors: Denis Jahic, Carlo Risatti, Damijan Marolt, Vid Margon