Patents Examined by Shelley Self
  • 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
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    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
    Assignee: SIEMPELKAMP MASCHINEN-UND ANLAGENBAU GMBH & CO. KG
    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
  • Patent number: 10000041
    Abstract: A method for making a decorative multilaminar veneer with accentuated curvilinear shapes consists of the steps of: obtaining sheets of wood from a log of wood or from a block of multilaminar wood; superimposing and permanently sticking the sheets of wood on top of one another to form a plurality of packets of sheets of wood; providing a plurality of male molds and at least one female countermold, wherein each male mold has a convex curvilinear profile with different curvature radiuses of one mold with respect to the other and wherein the female countermold has a concave curvilinear profile; arranging, pressing and permanently sticking together several packets, in sequence and superimposed, between the female countermold and in sequence the male molds to deform in a curvilinear manner the packets, replacing in sequence, upon the reaching of a preset height of the superimposed, joined and deformed packets a male mold with a profile with a greater curvature radius with a successive male mold with a profile with
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ALPI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Penaforte, Lorenza Farina, Daniela Nisiro, Pasquale Carmellino
  • Patent number: 9993859
    Abstract: A process includes flexible rolling of a strip made of a metallic material, wherein a thickness profile with different sheet thicknesses along the length of the strip is produced such that successive regions of the flexibly rolled strip each correspond to a target thickness profile of a sheet metal blank to be cut out of same; determining a measured thickness profile of a plurality of successive regions of the strip; calculating a target position in the strip for a sheet metal blank to be cut out of the strip depending on the generated measured thickness profile of at least two successive regions of the strip; cutting the flexibly rolled strip by at least one cutting device along the target position for producing the sheet meal blank. A plant is further provided for producing a sheet metal blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Muhr und Bender KG
    Inventors: Christoph Schneider, Harald Eichner, Joachim Ivo
  • Patent number: 9993825
    Abstract: A device for comminuting feedstock with a rotor which is disposed within a housing and rotates about an axis of rotation and is equipped over its circumference with comminuting tools. A ring disc is attached to front sides of the rotor in each case concentrically to the axis of rotation. The removal of the sufficiently comminuted material occurs via a screen deck extending over part of the rotor circumference. On axial front sides of the screen deck an arcuate sealing element following the outer circumference of the ring disc is disposed in each case, the element which to form a sealing gap in the plane of the ring disc lies radially opposite to the disc. The sealing effect of the sealing gap between the screen deck and rotor uniformly over the entire length is successfully achieved in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PALLMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartmut Pallmann
  • Patent number: 9975167
    Abstract: A computer numerical control (cnc) bending machine used to bend and then cut a specific programmed profile from a long length of cable comprising: a base, a carriage, a bend head and a saw; the carriage includes a spindle to rotate the cable, the carriage is also able to transport the cable in a linear fashion; the bend head comprises a clamp and a wiper roller and a bend die; after a last bend is formed, the clamp and wiper roller are retracted away from the bend die; the carriage is then able to then transport the cable forward away from the saw, the spindle is then able to rotate the cable out of the plane of the bend, the carriage is then able to transport the cable back toward the saw; the saw is then able to sever the cable such that a last leg length adjacent to the last bend which is shorter than the fixed distance between the saw and the bend die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: WINTON MACHINE COMPANY
    Inventor: George R. Winton, III
  • Patent number: 9945094
    Abstract: A bucket for crushing inert material comprises an outer casing, an inlet section for the entry of the material to be crushed into the casing and crushing unit arranged in the casing for crushing the material and a screening device for screening the material to be crushed disposed in a position intermediate between the inlet aperture and the crushing unit. The screening device comprises at least one rotating member, the partial rotation of which is suitable for performing a screening of parts of material to be crushed which are of a size below a predetermined dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MECCANICA BREGANZESE S.P.A. IN BREVE MB S.P.A.
    Inventors: Guido Azzolin, Diego Azzolin
  • Patent number: 9914129
    Abstract: This invention relates to a wear part for the rotor of a rock crusher, the rotor including at least one outlet port, and a mounting bar, wherein the wear part is configured to engage with the mounting bar, the wear part including: a body having an upper surface and a lower surface, the body also including a surface configured to abut against the outlet port, characterized in that the wear part is configured with a channel having substantially an U-shaped cross section running between the upper surface and the lower surface of the body, the channel having a mouth and a location portion, wherein the locating portion is complementary to the width of the mounting bar; wherein the exterior surface of the bottom portion of the U-shaped cross section includes a lateral projection and abuts the outlet port in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hackworth Clint, Chandrasekaran Prem, Omundsen Shane, Dew Joseph
  • Patent number: 9908169
    Abstract: A computer numerical control (cnc) bending machine used to bend and then cut a specific programmed profile from a long length of cable comprising: a base, a carriage, a bend head and a saw; the carriage includes a spindle to rotate the cable, the carriage is also able to transport the cable in a linear fashion; the bend head comprises a clamp and a wiper roller and a bend die; after a last bend is formed, the clamp and wiper roller are retracted away from the bend die; the carriage is then able to then transport the cable forward away from the saw, the spindle is then able to rotate the cable out of the plane of the bend, the carriage is then able to transport the cable back toward the saw; the saw is then able to sever the cable such that a last leg length adjacent to the last bend which is shorter than the fixed distance between the saw and the bend die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: WINTON MACHINE COMPANY
    Inventor: George R. Winton, III
  • Patent number: 9907237
    Abstract: A cutting assembly for use with a stump cutting apparatus. Cutting assembly including a plurality of tool holders and cutting tools supported in said tool holders. The tool holders placed in a side-by-side relationship on at least one side of the cutting wheel. Further, in an alternative example a single tool holder supports multiple cutting tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Green Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Green, Brian P. Holly
  • Patent number: 9884323
    Abstract: An auto-feed paper shredder operates by using counter-rotating belts to grasp sheets of paper from the bottom of a stack of paper and push the sheet into a shredding mechanism. Successive sheets are pulled from the stack and shredded so that an entire stack of several hundred sheets can be shredded without operator intervention. The belts that accomplish the auto-feeding are housed in roller belt assemblies that can be easily removed from and reinserted into the paper shredder. In this way when the belts become worn and no longer effectively grasp the paper, the user simply removes the assembly and inserts a new one. The worn assemblies can be returned to the manufacturer to be refurbished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intek America, Inc.
    Inventor: Herman Chang
  • Patent number: 9802332
    Abstract: A jig for profiling the end of an elongate workpiece, especially a coping or crown molding section, comprises a support for a sample to be copied, and for a profiling comb to be pushed against the sample to define a cam surface. A cutting tool can be mounted to follow a path defined by the cam surface, to cut the workpiece end to match the shape of the cam surface. The profiling comb is movable between a first position facing the sample support to form a profile and a second position in which the profile can contact the cam follower on the movable mounting. In its second position the comb extends at an acute angle to the longitudinal direction of the workpiece support, which is configured to support the workpiece at an acute angle about its longitudinal axis corresponding to the angle at which the comb is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SCRIBE MASTER LIMITED
    Inventor: Colin Roy Davey
  • Patent number: 9802231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bending and balancing device for axially shiftable work rolls (10, 10?) of a rolling mill, especially of a four-high rolling mill, guide blocks (2) being provided at both sides in the window of every mill housing (1) on the level of the work roll inserts (3, 3?) and the force of bending and balancing cylinders (5) being transmissible onto the work roll inserts that are guided in the axial direction and so as to be shiftable in the vertical direction. The guide blocks are subdivided into respective upper and lower guide blocks (2, 2?), the upper guide blocks (2) are mounted in the mill housing window so as to be vertically shiftable, the lower guide blocks (2?) are mounted in the mill housing window so as to be fixed or so as to be vertically shiftable, and a bending and balancing cylinder (5) is arranged in every of the associated upper and lower guide blocks and is guided by the same and engages with the upper and the lower work roll insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fuchs, Dietmar Rohleder
  • Patent number: 9796013
    Abstract: A tool holder configuration structure for spring making machine includes a flat base plate and three displacement mechanisms arranged on the front side in a triangle, each displacement mechanism including a first sliding tract set and a second sliding tract set arranged at right angles, and three tool holder panels each said tool holder panel including a base, a first tool holder located on one side of the base and two second tool holders obliquely disposed at two opposite lateral sides of the first tool holder. The tool holder panels are respectively coupled to the second sliding tract sets of the displacement mechanisms to keep the first tool holders adjacent to one another so that the moving distance of the tool holder panels can be minimized and a large number of tools can be installed in each tool holder panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PLUSPRINGS MACHINERY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ching-Fa Yang
  • Patent number: 9669454
    Abstract: A holding device for a flanging tool includes two clamping parts movable towards one another to respective clamping positions. A stop is configured to abut, in an abutment position, an end of a pipe to be flanged. An actuating mechanism is configured to move the clamping parts into the respective clamping positions so as to clamp the pipe to be flanged. The actuating mechanism is coupled to the stop such that actuation of the actuating mechanism moves the stop out of the abutment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ROTHENBERGER AG
    Inventor: Olaf Bode
  • Patent number: 9617037
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a label, a first glue resist area. The first glue resist area is located on a back of the label. The first glue resist area is configured to prevent at least one edge of the label from curling during a labeling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: INLAND LABEL AND MARKETING SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Lotito, Brett Einerwold
  • Patent number: 9586251
    Abstract: A pipe bender, including: a base; a frame including a position switching mechanism, a first position switching assembly, and a bending stand including a second position switching assembly; a calibration device; a feeding device; a cutting device; a feeding path arranged transversely; a bending device; a receiving device arranged longitudinally; and a controller. The calibration device includes two calibration mechanisms including separate processing paths to calibrate two kinds of pipes having different diameters. The feeding device includes two feeding channels for transporting the two kinds of pipes, and the first position switching assembly is used for aligning the two feeding channels with the feeding path in turn. The bending device includes two bending channels for bending the two kinds of pipes, and the second position switching assembly is used for aligning the two bending channels with the feeding path in turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: OMS MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaobin Long
  • Patent number: 9573184
    Abstract: A device and methods are provided for deep rolling. In one embodiment, a deep rolling tool includes a fork having a base section and a plurality of fork arms, wherein each fork arm extends outwardly from the base section and wherein the fork arms are separated from one another to form an opening. The deep rolling tool may also include a plurality of rolling elements configured to apply a compressive stress to articles received by the deep rolling tool, wherein each rolling element is mounted at the distal end of a fork arm, and wherein each rolling element includes a cantilever shaft retained by a fork arm and a crowned roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin R. Hawkes, Andrzei Ernest Kuczek