Patents Examined by Shelley Self
  • Patent number: 10252482
    Abstract: A pair of filter cloths is wound around a first roll a plurality of times by being wound around the first roll, then being wound around a second roll to return to a space between the first roll and the pair of filter cloths wound around the first roll, and being wound around the first roll again. The pair of filter cloths wound around the first roll the plurality of times applies a pressing force to the first roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Katsunobu Mizobuchi, Takahiko Ishimaru, Toshifumi Ohgihata
  • Patent number: 10231389
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device and method that enable the efficient reduction of stumps. In one embodiment the stump removal methods and devices according to the present disclosure allow the operator to have a clear view of the work area during operation, and the ability to move the reduction device through a wide range of motion during operation. In one embodiment, the material reduction tool pivots relative to the chassis in the vertical plane about multiple pivot points. In some embodiments the device includes a retractable auxiliary control panel located at the end of the device opposite the material reduction tool. The control panel enables the operator to direct the movement of the device from the end of the device and thereby enable the device to maneuver through narrow spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gary W. Kappel, Christopher A. Pfoltner, Brent A. Bartels, Mark A. Rieckhoff
  • Patent number: 10213787
    Abstract: A cutter head assembly for a fiber roving chopper includes a cylindrical blade cartridge extending axially between a cartridge first end and a cartridge second end. The cylindrical blade cartridge includes a first surface that extends between the cartridge first and second ends and is angled with respect to a central axis of the cylindrical blade cartridge. A second surface extends between the cartridge first and second ends parallel to the first surface and the second surface faces the first surface. A blade body extends between the cartridge first end and the cartridge second end and is disposed between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Domer, Paul M. Jones, Jonathan R. McMichael, Daniel J. Chase
  • Patent number: 10213978
    Abstract: A method of forming a higher density bale of waste paper from two or more lower density bales of waste paper includes positioning the lower density bales intact and in side-by-side relationship with respect to each other, moving them to a compression zone, and compressing the bales together in the compression zone to form a higher density bale. The higher density bale can then be strapped to maintain its higher density configuration and shape. Thus, a larger tonnage of waste paper in bales can be loaded into a shipping container for transport. A rebaler for carrying out the method includes side feed and side retrieval of bales, significantly improving over traditional top feed machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Newsome, III
  • Patent number: 10196802
    Abstract: A control method of a food waste treatment apparatus is disclosed. The method includes the action of connecting a discharge side of a grinder with a communication hole of a dehydrator. The method further includes the action of receiving the food waste. The method further includes the action of grinding the food waste. The method further includes the action of receiving the ground food waste. The method further includes the action of supplying a predetermined amount of wash water to a housing that includes the dehydrator. The method further includes the action of rinsing the ground food waste. The method further includes the action of discharging wash water. The method further includes the action of drying the ground food waste. The method further includes the action of discharging the dried ground food waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Daeyun Park, Jeongyun Kim, Sunki Lee
  • Patent number: 10166582
    Abstract: A spinning method includes supporting a supported portion of a cylindrical work by a work supporting portion. The method includes pressing a roller of a spinning head against an outer peripheral surface of a processed portion of the work while revolving the roller. The method also includes performing a forming process that points a tube axis of the processed portion of the work in a given direction by moving the processed portion relative to the work supporting portion or moving the work supporting portion relative to the processed portion, while making a core bar inserted into the processed portion of the work contact an inner peripheral surface of the processed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yukitaka Kunimoto, Satoshi Shionoya, Takashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10160175
    Abstract: There is provided a press machine which can apply a large compression force to a mold as well as impart smooth vibration only in a rectilinear advancing direction to the mold, and thereby can improve the press-formability. A main slide and a sub-slide constitute a slide and at the same time a cylinder-piston mechanism. During press-forming, a compression force is transmitted to the sub-slide (an upper mold) through hydraulic pressure applied interlockingly with driving of the main slide, and the sub-slide is vibrated with the hydraulic pressure being periodically changed. Favorable press-forming can be performed even under relatively difficult press-forming conditions, by controlling the vibration such that a vibration frequency of the sub-slide (the upper mold) becomes 9 Hz or higher but 33.3 Hz or lower and a vibration amplitude of the sub-slide becomes 0.05 mm or larger but 0.5 mm or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Aida Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kohno, Ryosho Iwamura, Tadahiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10143302
    Abstract: A method for machining a plurality of surfaces of a respective plurality of drawers in an article of furniture includes mounting the article of furniture to a support structure to form a work piece, positioning the work piece on a base of a vertical gantry router in an orientation such that the plurality of surfaces are generally perpendicular to a cutting head of the vertical gantry router, and machining the plurality of surfaces with the vertical gantry router until the plurality of surfaces are substantially flat and substantially coplanar with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Fink, Blake Porto, Mark Prince
  • Patent number: 10144051
    Abstract: One aspect is a hydraulic ironworker system having a hydraulic ironworker configured with hydraulic power to deliver controlled force to metal workpieces. An accessory tool is coupled to the hydraulic ironworker via a harness assembly and configured to receive the hydraulic power from the hydraulic ironworker. A remote pushbutton assembly is selectively coupled to the harness assembly and configured to control hydraulic power from the hydraulic ironworker to the accessory tool and further configured with an emergency stop button that, when actuated, disables all power to the hydraulic ironworker system. A safety plug assembly is configured to alternately couple to the harness assembly in place of the remote pushbutton assembly. Power to the hydraulic ironworker system is disabled until one of the remote pushbutton and safety plug assemblies are attached on the harness assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JPW Industries Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Lyons Friend, Barry Eugene Barber
  • Patent number: 10137487
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a blade is provided. The apparatus for manufacturing a blade includes: an arm module including a pressing unit pivoting around a first shaft; a molding module including a molding die pressed by the pressing unit and molding bulk metallic glass (BMG) to a blade; and a drawing module pulling an end portion of the BMG exposed to the outside of the molding die to form an edge of the blade, wherein the drawing module includes a pair of drawing tools pulling one end portion of the BMG in two directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jong-Kweon Park, Seung Kook Ro, Sung Cheul Lee, Shiv G. Kapoor, James Zhu
  • Patent number: 10124373
    Abstract: In a rotary classifier and a vertical mill, a rotary separator (33) is configured such that plural rotary blades (43) are fixed to an outer circumference portion at predetermined intervals in a circumferential direction between an upper support frame (41) and a lower support frame (42), which have a disk-like shape, wherein a tilted surface (52), which tilts at an acute angle relative to a tangent line (T) to a rotation locus (G1) on an outer circumference side and includes a concave portion (51) formed between an outer end (43a) and an inner end (43b), is formed on a front surface of each of the rotary blades (43) in a rotating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takuichiro Daimaru, Manabu Oda, Kenichi Arima, Shinji Matsumoto, Takashi Tsutsuba
  • Patent number: 10086484
    Abstract: Examples of tooling fixtures and methods for manufacturing computing devices are described. According to some examples, a computer component may be shaped using successive steps of forging after deep drawing. In some examples, certain components may be assembled to form sub-assemblies of computer components and the sub-assembly may then be machined to drive closer tolerances. According to other examples, a work holding tool is described which may include a first plurality of individually movable pins for supporting a first surface of a work piece, the tool also having a second plurality of individually movable pins for applying a restraining force over a second opposite surface of the work piece to retain the work piece in position while maintaining it in its natural state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Morgenstern, Laura M. DeForest, Michelle R. Goldberg, Nicholas Alan Rundle, Yuna Hu, Michael K. Morishita, Jacek M. Kolodziejski
  • Patent number: 10090627
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling comprising an anvil and a ram movable toward the anvil with a crimp zone being defined between the anvil and the ram configured to receive a wire and a terminal configured to be crimped to the wire by the crimp tooling. An ultrasonic transmitting transducer is coupled to at least one of the anvil and the ram that transmits acoustic signals through the wire and terminal. A filter is provided on at least one of the anvil and the ram in the path of the acoustic signals that affects the acoustic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: David Michael Stull, Christopher John Karrasch, Keith Lynn Nicholas, Charles David Fry
  • Patent number: 10065232
    Abstract: A device to bend a tab on a container that is already filled and sealed. The device includes a brace for contacting against the tab and a number of lever arms arranged to extend around the tab from multiple different sides. The lever arms are configured to move between a first orientation that are spaced away from the tab, and a second orientation in contact with the tab. The lever arms are further configured to apply a force to the end of the tab to bend a second end upward away from a top side of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Station 4 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lee Arthur, Leia Barnwell
  • Patent number: 10045491
    Abstract: A stump grinding wheel assembly having a disk-like wheel body. A plurality of bilateral mounting stations integral with the wheel body and arranged into spiral cluster groups. Each spiral cluster having an inner mounting station and at least one middle mounting station and an outer mounting station. The inner mounting stations are thicker than the middle mounting stations, which are thicker than the outer mounting stations. A pair of opposing side-cutters are disposed on each left and right side of the mounting stations. A separate plunge-cutter may be included with each spiral cluster. The bilateral mounting stations produce conically-helical cutting paths using identical side-cutters. The unequal width of the inner and middle and outer mounting stations enables better management of cutting forces in side cutting mode, which produces smoother operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Green Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Holly, Kevin J. Green
  • Patent number: 10046328
    Abstract: Provided is a jaw crusher driving device in which a driving torque can be transmitted reliably to a rotation driving shaft to perform a crushing operation by strongly fixing a hydraulic pressure motor between a body frame of a jaw crusher and a flywheel. The jaw crusher includes a fixed tooth, a movable tooth, a rotation driving shaft rotatably supported on a body frame, and a pair of flywheels provided in the rotation driving shaft. The driving device includes: a hydraulic pressure motor in which a rotation shaft portion can rotate in relation to a motor body when pressure fluid is supplied; a connector for connecting one flywheel of the pair of flywheels and the rotation shaft portion; and a torque arm provided between the body frame and the motor body so as to prevent the motor body from rotating about an axis of the rotation driving shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakayama, Hideki Tominaga
  • Patent number: 10035612
    Abstract: A hand-sized, disposable device, and its method of use for bundling and transporting a stack of small consumer goods, such as boxes, newspapers and magazines for recycling. The method comprises dispensing a pre-cut loop of twine residing in a prefabricated device made of recyclable paper board or cardboard. The twine crosses itself in the cavity of the device and is free to slide in any direction via four total device corner holes for adjusting to a range of sizes of stacked goods. Bundling is completed by drawing two opposing ends of the twine loop from the device corner holes, passing the two ends perpendicularly and simultaneously over the four sides of a stack of goods, and forming a knot on the center of the bundle's top surface. The bundle may then be easily lifted, carried, dropped and disposed of via the knot, one-handedly, without slippage of items from the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Fabrizi
  • Patent number: 10022776
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of forming a feature line in a motor vehicle body panel. The method may comprise: in a first press operation, forming the panel into a first shapeform, the first shapeform having at least one feature line having a first radius of curvature; and in a second press operation, forming the panel into a second shapeform in which the at least one feature line has a second radius of curvature lower than the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Lidgard
  • Patent number: 10011084
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cycle press, in particular a short-cycle press, for producing and/or coating board-shaped materials, in particular engineered wood boards, comprising a press body having several press frames arranged next to one another in the longitudinal press direction, and further comprising an upper press plate and a lower press plate, wherein pressing cylinders supported on the press frames act on the upper press plate or the lower press plate. According to the invention, said cycle press is characterized in that the pressing cylinders are attached to the press frames by means of frame pins, wherein said frame pins engage in cut-outs of the press frames. Thus, the pressing cylinders can be prestressed against the press frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Klaus Schuermann, Lothar Sebastian, Horst Weiss
  • Patent number: 9999460
    Abstract: A system for bending a surgical rod including a linear actuator and a rotational actuator is provided. The linear actuator is configured for moving the surgical rod along a linear direction of the system, and the rotational actuator is configured for rotating the surgical rod about the linear direction. A bending mechanism is also provided positioned downstream of the linear and rotational actuators configured for bending the surgical rod. A controller is operably connected to the linear and rotational actuators and the bending mechanism, the controller configured to activate the various components and bend the surgical rod into a desired three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Tarek Shazly, Jahid Ferdous, Gregory Grabowski