Patents Examined by Shelley M. Self
  • Patent number: 11400677
    Abstract: A portable roller compactor for compacting waste located in a container, which is open on the top, has a frame-like basic structure and an articulated arm, one end of which is supported by the basic structure, and the other, free end of which supports a roller compactor that essentially can be rotated about a horizontal axis of rotation. The articulated arm of the roller compactor is pivotably attached to a sliding carriage, which is mounted on the frame-like base structure and can be moved in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Heinz Hermann Husmann, Wolfgang Muchall
  • Patent number: 11400457
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for destroying the operational aspects and electronic media of a Solid State Drive (SSD) yet maintaining the physical shape of the SSD for identification. The apparatus includes a crusher box having counter-rotating rollers that are intermeshed to provide a high speed feed of an SSD wherein teeth formed on the rollers render the electron media non-accessible and impart a distinctive waffle like appearance for ease of identifying destroyed SSD's. A VFD-PID controller is used to vary the speed of an electric motor 50 with the PID having a feedback signal that allows for various target values to be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Phiston Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Ali Ebadian, Raul Travieso
  • Patent number: 11400498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cross-rolling mill, having a plurality of roll shafts (1), each applying a radially directed rolling force to a workpiece, wherein orientation of a roll axis (w) of at least one of the roll shafts (1) adjustably changes about a first adjustment axis (S1) and a second adjustment axis (S2), wherein an intermediate member (9, 10) is arranged between a rotary baring (4, 5) and a control element (11, 12), and wherein the intermediate member (9, 10) includes a rolling force-transmitting rocker pin (14, 15) having a spherical surface (14a, 14b, 15a, 15b) that provides for pivotal movement in a plurality of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Walter Kirchner
  • Patent number: 11394165
    Abstract: Hydraulic crimp tools, working heads for hydraulic crimp tools and die sets for crimping wire connectors onto electrical conductor wires using such hydraulic crimp tools are provided. The die sets include identical dies that can be repositioned on the working head to mechanically secure wire connectors to an electrical conductor wire or a bundle of electrical conductor wires from different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Richard E. Robicheau, Adam W. Jones, Shane M. Hopps
  • Patent number: 11389848
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flattening device, comprising: a rack; a material-pressing component, which is provided on the rack and has a material-pressing part; a material-guiding component, which is provided on the rack and has a material-guiding part corresponding to the material-pressing part, the material-pressing part and the material-guiding part being configured to be able to bear against two sides of a sheet material respectively, so as to form a flattening channel between the material-guiding part and the material-pressing part; and an adjusting component, which drives at least one of the material-pressing component and the material-guiding component to move, so as to adjust the distance between the material-pressing part and the material-guiding part. Further disclosed are a material-conveying apparatus including the flattening device and a sheet material processing system comprising the material-conveying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Guowu Gao
  • Patent number: 11383472
    Abstract: A press for waste has an actuator (42) that moves a ram (40) in a chamber (30). The actuator and the ram are connected by a fastening system (100). The fastening system allows the ram to be displaced in a direction perpendicular to the length and direction of travel of the actuator. In this way, as inner surfaces of the chamber wear the ram may adjust to the worn surfaces without applying large forces perpendicular to the length of the actuator. When the actuator moves forward, it pushes directly against the back of the ram. When the actuator moves backwards, it pulls a pin (102) that pushes on an inner surface (108) of the ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ANAERGIA B.V.
    Inventors: Willem Jan Oude Grotebevelsborg, Carlo Gonella
  • Patent number: 11376648
    Abstract: A compact stock guide assembly and method for metal forming dies includes a stock guide that includes a fastener that secures the stock guide to the die through a central aperture in the stock guide. The stock guide has a locating boss that can be received in a pocket in the die that has been bored and tapped to receive the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Scott M. Breen, Joel T. Pyper
  • Patent number: 11364525
    Abstract: A roll changing device is applicable to a multi-roll mill. Under a roll changing state, assembly parts of the work rolls and the bearing chocks have a lateral movement space with the internal width not less than the assembly width of the work rolls and the bearing chocks in a lateral direction of the assembly parts moving along a rolling strip in a mill house, and the movement space allows another work rolls to coexist with used work rolls in the mill house before the used work rolls are pulled out. The roll changing device is provided with at least two rows of clamping heads, one row of clamping heads corresponding to an inlet side are inlet clamping heads, another row of clamping heads close to an outlet side are outlet clamping heads, each row of clamping heads comprises a pair of upper and lower clamping heads arranged in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 11358210
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a swaging tool includes forming a body of the swaging tool via additive manufacturing, forming a jaw of the swaging tool, and connecting the jaw with the body. Forming the body may include providing a portion of the body with a lattice structure. The portion may be internal and may not be externally accessible. Forming the body may include adding material to form at least one recess in an outer surface of the body. The method may include conducting a stress analysis. The at least one recess may be formed based on or according to the stress analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Tanul Singh, Christopher T. Cantrell, Emmanuel Matthews, Srinivasan A. Tekalur, Lucas Stahl, David St. John, Gregory Kiernan
  • Patent number: 11358199
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for correcting a vehicle member, by which twisting or deflection of a vehicle member including a side member of the vehicle, may be corrected, may be disclosed, wherein the apparatus for correcting a vehicle member includes a base extending in a lengthwise direction thereof, and a plurality of correction units disposed on the base to be movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Young Min Won, Dae Weon Kim, Tea Jung Yoon, Yong Baek Suh, Kyung Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 11358209
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a hot forged material capable of preventing the generation of double-barreling shaped forging defects. The method for producing a hot forged material, wherein both an upper die and a lower die are made of Ni-based super heat-resistant alloy and the method comprises a hot forging step of pressing a material for hot forging by the lower die and the upper die in the air to form the hot forged material, the method comprising: a raw material heating step of heating the material for hot forging in a furnace to a heating temperature within a range of 1025 to 1150° C.; a die heating step of heating the upper die and the lower die to a heating temperature within a range of 950 to 1075° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Tomonori Ueno, Shinichi Kobayashi, Shoichi Takahashi, Takanori Matsui
  • Patent number: 11161166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a forging method and a forging apparatus, capable of: reducing the amount of tray plates used during the forging of materials by reducing the width from front to back of the tray plates by fixing only the rear of the materials to the tray plates for fixing the materials; and minimizing the amount of materials used, by compression-molding products by fixing, to the tray plates, the materials having a minimum size necessary for the fmal products, the present invention comprising: a press having upper and lower molds; a tray plate supply means for supplying, to the top rear of the lower mold, tray plates to be vertically movable from one side to the other side by a pitch and to be spaced from the upside of the lower mold; a punching unit provided at one side of the upper and lower molds so as to continuously punch material fixing hole parts in the tray plates; a material plate supply means provided at the front of the other side of the punching unit so as to supply material plate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Yang Il Park
  • Patent number: 11161161
    Abstract: A method for rolling a product to be rolled (3), wherein the product (3) is fed through a rolling gap (11) between two working rollers (9, 10) of a roll stand (1) and a cooling lubricant is introduced into a contact zone (15, 16), in which a contact surface (17, 18) of the product to be rolled (3) lies against a working roller (9, 10), in order to lubricate the contact zone (15, 16). Furthermore, a lubrication demand of the contact zone (15, 16) is determined in accordance with at least one process parameter of the rolling process and an additional lubricant is applied to the contact surface (17, 18) of the product to be rolled (3) before the rolling gap (11) at a specified application distance (D) if a cooling lubricant amount (C) presently introduced into the contact zone (15, 16) does not cover the lubrication demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias Holzweber, Konrad Krimpelstaetter
  • Patent number: 11154922
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a system that includes a pipe fitting to be secured to a pipe segment and a swage machine. The pipe fitting includes a fitting jacket to be conformally deformed around tubing of the pipe segment. The swage machine includes a grab plate that interlocks with the pipe fitting, a die plate, in which a die is to be loaded in the die plate, a swaging actuator secured to the die plate, in which the swaging actuator facilitates conformally deforming the fitting jacket around the tubing of the pipe segment by causing the die plate and the grab plate of the swage machine to move toward one another, and a die retainer actuator secured to the grab plate of the swage machine, in which the die retainer actuator extends through the grab plate toward the die plate and pushes against the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mikel Lee Lewis
  • Patent number: 11148149
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generation of lime hydrate compounds and particularly highly reactive hydrated lime (HRH) with a reduced resistivity through the inclusion of a sodium compound generally in the slaking water used in generating the lime hydrate or HRH. The compound may then be used in systems which include a Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) for SO2 mitigation without many of the associated problems in ESP performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mississippi Lime Company
    Inventors: Martin L. Gran, Randy Griffard, William S. Allebach, Paul J. Ramer
  • Patent number: 11148148
    Abstract: A multistage hammer mill (10) has a plurality of milling stages arranged concentrically about each other. The plurality of milling stages arranged so that substantially all material in a first inner most of the milling stages passes through all subsequent adjacent milling stages. The milling stages include a first milling stage and a second milling stage. A central feed opening (12) enables material flow into a primary impact zone (14) of the first milling stage. The first milling stage has an impact mechanism (16) and a first screen arrangement (20a). The impact mechanism (16) rotates about a rotation axis (18). The first screen arrangement (20a) is disposed circumferentially about and radially spaced from the impact mechanism (16) and is provided with a plurality of apertures (22) through which impacted material of a first size range can pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Seed Terminator Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Nicholas Kane Berry
  • Patent number: 11141876
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle supported wood splitter comprising a blade portion and a fixation portion extending from the blade portion. The blade portion comprises a generally upward facing cut edge situated between a primary deflector face and a secondary deflector face and wherein at least a portion of the fixation portion is sized and shaped to be received in a hitch receiver or similar apparatus of a vehicle such as an automobile, RV, camper, trailer, or UTV. Methods of use for various embodiments of the apparatus are described. In preferred embodiments, the wood splitting device is supported entirely by a vehicle's hitch receiver. Also disclosed in various embodiments is a kindling collection system, a guide system, and splitter forms adapted to one or more of casting, machining, and welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Patrick Janowski
  • Patent number: 11141736
    Abstract: Apparatus for micronizing an inorganic salt, having a receiving vessel for receiving the salt to be micronized in an interior of the receiving vessel; a grinding unit for comminuting the salt located in the receiving vessel and for forming micronized salt particles; an ascending pipe, which is connected fluidically to the receiving vessel and transports the micronized salt particles, wherein one end of the ascending pipe has an outlet orifice through which the micronized salt particles can flow out of the apparatus; a fan; and a housing with an air outlet and an air duct connecting the fan to the air outlet, wherein the air duct is separated by at least one wall from the interior of the receiving vessel, such that the air stream generated by the fan does not flow through the interior of the receiving vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Klafs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markus Gaebele
  • Patent number: 11130165
    Abstract: In a roller-style feed mechanism, a feed roll is opened and closed for the purpose of pilot release using a direct-coupled servo motor as opposed to pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders. The electronically controlled servo motor drives a rotating shaft with eccentric cams that interact with cam followers causing the feed rollers separate for pilot release. The cam followers produce a force sufficient to overcome nip pressure when separating the feed rollers during pilot release. The electronically controlled servo motor is preferably operative to sense the point where the cams contact the cam followers after the upper feed roller is closed on the feed material, and automatically sense resistance to determine where the upper roll begins to lift so as to compensate for different material thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Bruce R. Grant
  • Patent number: 11130305
    Abstract: A trash compactor assembly includes a receptacle including a base connected to at least one wall having an upper edge. A retaining chamber is defined between the wall(s) and the upper edge. A compaction plate is disposed within the retaining chamber. The compaction plate is configured to be manually moved in an upward direction from the base towards the upper edge to compact trash within the retaining chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jamie J. Childress, Lindsey Flangas