Patents Examined by Sean Michalski
  • Patent number: 10328598
    Abstract: Methods and equipment suitable for slicing products into lattice-type slices or chips. The methods and equipment utilize a knife assembly that includes a corrugated knife having oppositely-disposed surfaces that terminate at a cutting edge. The knife assembly further includes a knife holder having a registration surface and an oppositely-disposed knife seat configured to mated with a first surface of the corrugated knife, and means for securing the knife to the knife seat of the knife holder. The knife seat comprises a pattern of peaks and valleys complementary to a pattern of peaks and valleys in the first surface of the corrugated knife. The securing means cooperates with the knife holder to inhibit accumulation of solids of products along at least one of the first and second surfaces of the corrugated knife, and/or stabilizes the knife by reducing a cantilevered beam length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Wade King
  • Patent number: 10293514
    Abstract: A saw with a pivotal guard which can pivot from a first position surrounds at least a portion of the lower edge of the saw blade to a second retracted position where the portion of the lower edge of the saw blade is exposed. A biasing mechanism may be provided for biasing the pivotal guard towards the first position. A pivotal guard actuating mechanism is capable of moving the pivotal guard from the first position to the second retracted position. The pivotal guard actuation mechanism includes a hand lever, a cam mechanism comprising a cam and cam follower connected between the hand lever and the pivotal guard wherein the cam is connected to the pivotal guard and the cam follower is connected to the hand lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Matteo Mortaro, Lucio Ginocchini, Marcello Bettacchini
  • Patent number: 10272506
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a reciprocating saw includes a housing, a plunger at least partially positioned within the housing and configured to reciprocate with respect to the housing along a plunger axis, a wobble plate assembly operably connected to the plunger and a motor, a first guide rail supported by the housing and extending longitudinally along the plunger axis, and a spherical component in contact with the first guide rail, the spherical component and the first guide rail configured to inhibit rotation of the wobble plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Doumani, Jaime Moreno, Ronald Arvey
  • Patent number: 10265875
    Abstract: An automated hair cutting system includes a hair cutting device having a cutter head, the hair cutting device being configured to cut hair extending from a surface of a head of a user of the automated hair cutting system; a positioning sensor attached to the hair cutting device; a positioning device having a structure, the structure is configured to secure to the surface of the head of the user; and a positioning interface attached to the positioning device structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew W. Krenik
  • Patent number: 10265877
    Abstract: Impeller for a centrifugal food cutting apparatus, comprising a base plate and at least one set of paddle parts mounted on the base plate and provided for imparting centrifugal force to food products to be cut. Each set comprises inner and outer paddle parts defining at least a first stage and a second, cutting stage, the inner and outer paddle parts being offset from each other in radial and angular direction of the impeller, such that a safe compartment is defined for food product which is in the second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FAM
    Inventor: Brent L. Bucks
  • Patent number: 10259675
    Abstract: A cutting equipment for continuous paper strips having images arranged in sequence along multiple rows comprising a longitudinal cutting mechanism for separating the rows from the strips and a transversal cutting mechanism for separating image sheets from the rows and in which the image sheets have different longitudinal dimensions and possibility of random variations between row and row, The equipment further comprises individual feeding mechanisms for feeding, in an independent way, the rows with respect to the transversal cutting mechanism; a buffer device, of compensation for the different feeds of the rows, and an electronic control unit for actuating the feeding mechanisms and the transversal cutting mechanism so as to present the trailing edges of said image sheets in alignment for a simultaneous cutting by the transversal cutting mechanism and extracting one or more images from the cutting mechanism, after its actuation, as preparation of collecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tecnau S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuliano DeMarco, Armando Aprato, Francesco Terrusi, Francesco Modica
  • Patent number: 10251514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grinder, comprising a container bottle for containing a spice, a grinding assembly interconnected with the container bottle and used for grinding the spice and a casing for accommodating the grinding assembly. A feeding mechanism for pushing the spice in the container bottle into the grinding assembly is further provided between the container bottle and the grinding assembly in the casing. Compared with the prior art, the design of the feeding mechanism in the present invention provides a solution for feeding of a spice with large volume and/or a relatively smooth spice with small friction in the prior art, so that the grinder provided by the present invention is applicable to not only grinding of a granular spice, but also grinding of a leafy spice with large volume and light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Lv Ding
  • Patent number: 10245740
    Abstract: The object of the application is a detachable cutting head for an apparatus for feeding filter segments provided with a drum conveyor having flutes for crosswise movement of filter rods, provided with circular knives situated in knife units mounted in the housing of the head, characterized in that it comprises a housing of the head (8) provided with a reference surface (23) for positioning in the apparatus for feeding filter segments; seatings (20, 21) for positioning the knife units (10) and lead-out channels (25), knife units (10) with circular knives (6), whereas the positioning seatings (20, 21) are situated so that the circular knives (6) do not overlap. Furthermore, the object of the application is a drive apparatus of a cutting head and a method of coupling a cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Bartosz Cieslikowski, Ryszard Dominiak, Leszek Sikora, Andrzej Boleslawski
  • Patent number: 10245663
    Abstract: A table saw includes a lower guard assembly, a first airflow fan, a motor, and a drivetrain system. The lower guard assembly has a dust exhaust chute and is configured to at least partially enclose a lower portion of a saw blade. The first airflow fan is positioned in the lower guard assembly and is configured to produce a first airflow directed through the lower guard assembly toward the dust exhaust chute. The motor is configured to rotationally drive an output shaft, and the drivetrain system connects the output shaft to the first airflow fan and the saw blade to enable the motor to rotationally drive the first airflow fan and the saw blade simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Koegel
  • Patent number: 10239226
    Abstract: The invention provides a hand held planer (1) for planing a work piece surface comprising a planing tool (41) disposed between a first base (20) and a second base (30,31), the planer (1) being configurable so that it can be moved by hand along the work piece surface with the first base (20) leading and the first (20) and second (30,31) bases guiding the planer (1) along the work piece surface and the planing tool planing off a thickness of the work piece, wherein at least one (30,31) of the bases is an adjustable base such that at least a portion (31) thereof is removable or movable between a position that provides an operable lengthened configuration and a position that provides an operable shortened configuration such that a length of the adjustable base in guiding contact with the work piece surface is reduced or eliminated in the shortened configuration compared to the lengthened configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Access Tooling PTY LTD
    Inventors: Peter Atlagic, Kiki Tanousis
  • Patent number: 10226877
    Abstract: A method includes using a feed system to feed a tubing holder toward a cutting system. A plurality of sections of tubing are coupled at intervals along a first spine of the tubing holder, each of the plurality of sections of tubing extending away from the first spine in a direction that is transverse to a feed direction of the feed system. The method also includes using the cutting system to cut a first section of tubing of the plurality of sections of tubing. The cutting system cuts the first section of tubing at a plurality of locations to separate a plurality of subsections of the first section of tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark A. Schmier, II, David J. Delany
  • Patent number: 10220433
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a door channel is provided. The door channel is provided in a space defined between an inner panel and an outer panel of a vehicle door and has an outside wall and a connection wall connected to the outside wall. The method includes: (a) disposing the door channel in a die; and (b) forming a cut portion in a comer portion of the door channel by punching the comer portion by a punch. The cut portion includes: a first cut portion formed in a comer portion of the outside wall; and a second cut portion formed in a corner portion of the connection wall and communicating with the first cut portion. By the first cut portion, a first cut surface and a second cut surface facing each other are formed on the outside wall. In the step (b), the first cut portion and the second cut portion are formed by a single punching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jun Kimura, Jun Makita
  • Patent number: 10213928
    Abstract: A combination tool that at one end has a knife and at the other end has a three pronged fork. The two sides are separated by a bridge with a loop attached thereto. One side of the tool has a thin hollow sheath that covers the side when not in use whereas the opposing side has a removable, locking handle that covers it when not in use. Both the sheath and the removable, locking handle are wrapped in paracord for use when deploying the tool and for having paracord at hand. A specialized, removable cleat is attachable and removable from the tool that provides notches that are also found on the top edge of the knife end and the top and bottom prongs of the fork end and also to provide a blunt surface that prevents the paracord from being cut when wrapped around the knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Greg Smith
  • Patent number: 10213930
    Abstract: A beard trimmer having a handle, a motor and a head portion. The head portion has a rotary cutting unit for trimming hair that is provided with a first outer cutter and a first inner cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Udo Bady, Bernhard Sikora, Wolfgang Stegmann, Matthias Wetzel, Juergen Behrendt
  • Patent number: 10213931
    Abstract: A hair clipper with a blade set, includes at least one stationary or one adjustable cutting comb and one shearing blade driven in oscillation in the transverse direction essentially parallel to the front edge of the cutting comb. The hair clipper may have a hair transport element, which has a transport toothing, which is arranged essentially along the cutting edge of the shearing blade at a distance from the cutting edge of the shearing blade. The shearing blade is arranged between the cutting comb and the hair transport element. The cutting edge of the shearing blade extends beyond the front edge of the hair transport element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WAHL GMBH
    Inventor: Roberto Krause
  • Patent number: 10206406
    Abstract: Device for cutting dough, comprising a conveyor belt, for conveying the dough in an essentially horizontal direction of conveyance, a sledge, arranged above the conveyor belt, and movable in the direction of said conveyor belt, a cutting blade, suspended on the sledge, and movable with respect to the sledge in an essentially vertical direction toward and from the conveyor belt, for cutting the dough on the belt, a first drive, for moving the sledge in the direction of the conveyor, a second drive, for moving the cutting blade in a vertical direction toward and from the conveyor belt, wherein the second drive is arranged outside the sledge, in a fixed position, and provided with a transmission for conveying movement from the second drive to the cutting blade. The invention further relates to a method for operating such device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Radie B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Josephus Antonius van Blokland
  • Patent number: 10206329
    Abstract: A method of controlling operation of a hand held power tool may include receiving information indicative of a type of cutting equipment attached to the hand held power tool (100) based on operation of a working assembly (130) in a selected direction of rotation. The working assembly (130) may be configured to be bi-directionally rotatable to perform a cutting function using cutting equipment attachable to the hand held power tool (100). The method may further include determining the type of cutting equipment attached based on the received information, and selectively inserting an operational constraint on the working assembly based on the type of cutting equipment and a selected direction of rotation for the working assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Daniel Alexandersson, Johan Svennung, Ted Wolfram, Stefan Holmberg, Pär Martinsson, Mikael Kågebäck
  • Patent number: 10207416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary cutting apparatus for cutting a web of material, including a cutting unit rotatably mounted on a support, a rotary cutter rotatably disposed in the cutting unit, the rotary cutter having a longitudinal axis, and at least one cutting edge disposed on the rotary cutter, wherein the at least one cutting edge is orientated at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the cutter. The cutting unit being counter orientated to the feed direction of the web by an adjustable angle equal to the cutting edge angle, less than the cutting edge angle or greater than the cutting edge angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Hyperion AB
    Inventor: Jacques Joseph Philippe Secondi
  • Patent number: 10201863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chop saw for a cutting machine, having an axis of rotation (2) and comprising a circular first sawtooth disk (4) and a first carrier (3) holding the first sawtooth disk (4), wherein the first saw tooth disk (4) has a plurality of sawteeth (5) over the circumference thereof and/or on the flat surfaces thereof, and wherein the first carrier (3) is symmetrical along the axis of rotation (2), and wherein the first carrier (3) has, on a first carrier surface (7), a retaining mandrel (9) for holding the chop saw (1) in a machine chuck of the cutting machine, and wherein the first sawtooth disk (4) is positioned on a second carrier surface (8) of the first carrier (3), which faces away from the first carrier surface (7), and wherein the chop saw (1) has a second sawtooth disk (11), which is arranged parallel to the first sawtooth disk (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: D. Swarovski KG
    Inventors: Johannes Schweigl, Joachim Karger, Gerhard Lindenthaler, Andreas Mimm, Peter Schiffmann
  • Patent number: 10201249
    Abstract: A slicer includes a tubular main body having a handle, with a first open end and a second closed end. A slicer grip includes an interior blade and a shape that mates with the tubular main body. The grip is configured to allow the blade to extend into the tubular main body and to pass along the length of the tubular main body to slice items contained within the tubular main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Justin Bagley