Patents Examined by Shelley M. Self
  • Patent number: 11065665
    Abstract: When provisionally blanking a lamination sheet by using a punch for provisional blanking and a counter punch, the displacement of pilot holes located around the lamination sheet is minimized. The progressive die machine (1) comprises a pilot hole punch (72), a punch (9) for provisionally punching an iron core laminate (2) from a strip (W) formed with pilot holes (P), a counter punch (31) provided in a lower die assembly (5) and configured to push the iron core laminate (2) against the punch (9), a stripper plate (13) for separating the strip (W) from the provisional blanking punch after a provisional punching, a punch (10) for completely separating the iron core laminate from the strip. At least a part of the stripper plate (13) associated with the provisionally blanking is not in contact with the strip, and at least a part of an outer peripheral part of the provisionally blanked lamination sheet is formed with a connecting portion (79) connected to the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Hideo Horii, Kenichi Shindo, Shinichi Sakanishi
  • Patent number: 11065623
    Abstract: A grinding blade having a blade body, a plurality of tooth mounts, a plurality of cutting teeth, and a plurality of blade stops is disclosed. The blade body has a front surface, a back surface, and a blade mounting hole along a central axis. The tooth mounts and blade stops are integral with the blade body and protrude upward and away from the back surface and the central axis. Each tooth mount has a cutting tooth releasably coupled through a tooth aperture. The blade stops and tooth mounts are equal in number and are distributed alternatingly and with radial symmetry about the central axis. A cross section of the solid of revolution defined by rotating the blade stops about the central axis overlaps with at least two thirds of a cross section of the solid of revolution defined by rotating the cutting teeth about the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Rock
  • Patent number: 11059083
    Abstract: Mill rolls capable of rolling long kilometers used for ESP production line and a method for rolling long kilometers using the mill rolls. The mill rolls include rolls (3, 4), a bearing box (2) and a roll shifting hydraulic cylinder (1), wherein the middle portion of the surface of the roll sinks inwards, one end of the rolls is frustum-shaped, smaller and smaller outwards, so that the roll surface forms a compensation ramp, and the other end of the rolls is cylindrical. The upper roll (3) and the lower roll (4) have the same roll profile and are positioned in the opposite direction. The mill rolls are characterized by reduced runaway of the rolled product and a longer service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Giovanni Arvedi
  • Patent number: 11052455
    Abstract: A caulking jig comprises a main body, a blade portion having a blade edge, a projection member fit in the main body, an urging member which urges the projection member, and an engagement mechanism configured to engage the projection member to the main body. In a state in which the projection member is not engaged, the projection member is held at a projected position where a distal end portion of the projection member is projected from the blade edge. In a state in which the projection member is engaged, the projection member is held at an entered position where the distal end portion is retracted to a more entered position than the blade edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirano, Arata Tatsumi, Takatoshi Nanbu
  • Patent number: 11051456
    Abstract: A bale holder is actuated to hold a bale in a lift gate of a baler. Lift gate actuators are then actuated to lift the gate, while it is holding the bale. A gate position sensor senses the position of the lift gate, and a force detector detects a force that is used in order to support the gate in the detected position. Bale weight generation logic then generates a bale weight based on the sensed lift gate position and the detected force. A control signal is generated based on the bale weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Charles S. Sloan, Daniel E. Derscheid, Stephen E. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11052627
    Abstract: A press machine includes a machine body that is able to press a workpiece and a notifier that notifies an operator of the operation of the machine body or the state of the workpiece in advance using at least one of a sound and light selected in accordance with the operation of the machine body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Fukami, Takashi Senda, Takeshi Toi
  • Patent number: 11052447
    Abstract: A radial press comprises a housing having a lateral portion and a supporting disk on the end face. A ring-like structure extends in the housing and can be displaced along a pressing axis. Multiple pressing jaws arranged around the axis are radially movably supported on the supporting disk. The ring-like structure acts upon the jaws with control faces angled relative to the axis and are seated against counter-faces of the jaws. The angle of the control faces changes as they progress in the axial direction, such that, along the maximum path of travel of the ring-like structure, the axial movement of said structure and the radial movement of the jaws produced thereby are at different ratios. The ring-like structure has exchangeable control elements on which control faces are provided. In planes perpendicular to the pressing axis, each control face is seated on a polygon having corners arranged between adjacent jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Vaclav Hejplik
  • Patent number: 11052439
    Abstract: A pipe cross-section processing device that reduces friction during processing and improves the degree of freedom regarding the rotation angle of the pipe cross section is provided. The pipe cross-section processing device may include a rotation drive source configured to rotate the base, a shaft secured to a front end portion of the base, a slide base capable of a sliding movement along the axis of the shaft, a roller guide member secured to the slide base, a slide-base drive member configured to convert the rotational motion of the base into a linear motion so as to drive the slide base together with the roller guide member in a sliding movement, and a roller configured to be adhered to an inner surface of a pipe cross section to rotationally process a cross section of the pipe outwardly in a radial direction of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKI INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Baek Yoo, Dong Ki Yoo
  • Patent number: 11053034
    Abstract: Strapping tensioning tools are disclosed herein. The disclosed strapping tensioning tools reduce the forces that are required to be applied by an actuator (i.e., a motor) to release the tools from tensioned straps without damaging the straps. According to one aspect of the invention, the forces are reduced by the relative positioning, from front to back, of the cutter, the gripper and the windlass. According to a second aspect of the invention, the forces are reduced by reducing the angle formed between the gripper and the base of the tool. Namely, in one embodiment, the angle of the gripper relative to the strapping surface of the base is approximately 45-55 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Golden Bear LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Sikora, Pavlo Vsevirovich Barlasov
  • Patent number: 11051658
    Abstract: A cover element for at least partially covering a vessel opening of a preparation vessel of a food processor and/or a cover opening of a vessel cover for the preparation vessel, wherein the cover element has a radially outwardly facing support edge to be supported on the preparation vessel and/or vessel cover. The support edge has a continuously curved base contour viewed in the axial direction, and has at least two support elements, which lie opposite each other, are separate from each other and protrude over the base contour. The support elements extending in an imaginary circular ring surface that reaches from a radially outer edge of the support elements up to the base contour are identically designed on both opposing sides viewed in the axial direction and formed in the same plane extending perpendicular to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Isabell Neubert, Felix Thies
  • Patent number: 11045852
    Abstract: A container for use in a metal extrusion press has a longitudinal axis, the longitudinal axis being oriented generally horizontally and dividing the container into an upper portion and a lower portion when the container is in the use position. The container comprises: a mantle comprising an elongate body having an outer surface and an axial bore therein; an elongate liner accommodated within the axial bore, the liner comprising a longitudinally extending passage therein through which a billet is advanced; a first fluid channel adjacent an outer surface of the mantle, the first fluid channel being configured to direct a first fluid therethrough for cooling a first end of the container; and a second fluid channel adjacent an outer surface of the mantle, the second fluid channel being configured to direct a second fluid therethrough for cooling a second end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Exco Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Paul H. Robbins
  • Patent number: 11045858
    Abstract: A method of forming a plurality of shaped piece parts from a sheet of material involves arranging a plurality of aligned workpieces into an optimized workpiece pattern, and arranging one or more series of joints that maintains the workpieces in rigid connection and alignment. The joints include one or more particular joints that have an axis of rotation, which permits a first section of the workpieces to be rotated about the axis of rotation with respect to a second set of workpieces to weaken and break the one or more particular joints. The method also involves applying one or more folds across the sheet of material to form one or more pluralities of aligned bends in at least some of the plurality of workpieces. The method further involves breaking the joints to rigidly decouple each of the plurality of shaped workpieces into individual piece parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Focal Point, LLC
    Inventor: Ibon Rementeria Zalduegui
  • Patent number: 11045968
    Abstract: A knife assembly for use in a veneer cutting machine such as a rotary veneer lathe and a veneer slicer includes a knife blade, a knife blade holder and a knife adjusting bolt with a lock nut. The knife blade holder includes a holder block having formed therethrough a threaded hole through which the knife adjusting bolt is adjustably inserted. The holder block has a first support surface that is in supporting contact with a part of one surface of the knife blade on the side thereof where a bevel face of the knife blade is formed and a second support surface that is in supporting contact with a part of a base end surface located opposite from and extending parallel to a cutting edge of the knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Masaru Koike
  • Patent number: 11045813
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a hammermill system, hammer, and methods are disclosed. A hammermill hammer comprises a metal composite comprising a plurality of inserts and a body portion disposed between each of the plurality of inserts. The composition of the plurality of inserts is different than composition of the body portion. The material of the plurality of inserts has a greater abrasion resistance than the material of the body portion and the material of the body portion has a greater impact resistance than the material of the inserts. The hammers produced have improved wear resistance and longer useful life compared to conventional hammermill hammers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Postle Industries, inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Miller
  • Patent number: 11040510
    Abstract: Described is a rosin press system for extract rosin (oil) from plant material. The rosin press system includes a cone-shaped male plate and a cone-shaped female plate formed to matingly receive the cone-shaped male plate. The plates can be heated such that when plant material is pressed between the plates, rosin is pressed from the plant material and allowed to drain from a drain hole positioned at the bottom of the cone-shaped female plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Spencer Sitnik
  • Patent number: 11040386
    Abstract: To a fulcrum roll unit portion in a workpiece, a corresponding initial curvature radius is applied, and to a bending roll unit portion in a workpiece, a corresponding design curvature radius is applied. To an intermediate unit portion in a workpiece, an intermediate curvature radius set so as to continuously change from the initial curvature radius to the design curvature radius is applied. At least one of the fulcrum roll and the bending roll is moved on the basis of an integrated value obtained by integrating the amount of change in bending position in each of the intermediate unit portion and the bending roll unit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Okada, Yoichiro Honda, Yasuhiro Kasumi
  • Patent number: 11035134
    Abstract: A machine for distributing unbonded loosefill insulation material through a hose connected thereto is disclosed. The machine includes a fluidizer having one or more air knives for conditioning the loosefill material as it is being applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James Justin Evans, Michael Eugene Evans, Timothy H. Newell, Apollo Hannon
  • Patent number: 11033944
    Abstract: A tool holder and differing designs of movable portions that can be interchangeably mounted with the holder depending on the tang profile of the tool needing to be seated and secured to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Clint Ruppert, Andrew Paulson
  • Patent number: 11026544
    Abstract: A vacuum blender can crush foods, such as vegetables and fruits, in a vacuum state and preserve the foods in the vacuum state. Noise can be reduced because foods are put into an accommodation member and the foods accommodated in the accommodation member are blended in a state in which the accommodation member is covered by a cover member. Further, because a first chamber part is formed in the interior of the accommodation member and a first check valve is mounted and a second chamber part that is an empty space is formed between the accommodation member and the cover member, the first chamber part, in which the foods are accommodated, is vacuumed while the first check valve is automatically opened if the second chamber part is vacuumed without using a separate hose connected to the first chamber part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Joung Geun Ahn, Byung Hyun An, Kyung Soon Kim, Se Hee An
  • Patent number: 11026365
    Abstract: A distributor device for solids-laden fluids comprises a distributor housing having a housing underside and a housing topside opposite the housing underside which define an interior space that is subdivided into a fluid space into which the inlet port opens and a ventilation space separate therefrom into which the ventilation port opens. A plurality of outlet ports, an inlet port in the distributor housing, a ventilation port disposed in the housing topside of the distributor housing, and a distributor unit are also included. The distributor unit is movable relative to the distributor housing and disposed inside the distributor housing, and connects each of the outlet ports in fluid communication with the fluid space and with the ventilation space in alternating succession. Relative movement of the distributor unit connects an outlet port of the plurality of outlet ports alternately with the fluid space and the ventilation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: VOGELSANG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Paul Krampe, Birgit Brinkmann, Lars Mester, Daniel Behn