Patents Examined by Sunil Singh
  • Patent number: 10934670
    Abstract: A milling machine can include a frame; a milling assembly including a drum housing; and a connecting assembly for mounting the drum housing to the frame, the connecting assembly including: a mounting member on one of the frame or the drum housing; and a locking mechanism fixed to the other one of the frame or the drum housing, the locking mechanism including a rotatable angled-plane pin configured to connect to the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Colton J. Hirman, Nathan L. Mashek
  • Patent number: 10934798
    Abstract: An unmanned wellhead platform (1) (UWP) comprising a jacket (10) designed and adapted to be supported on the seabed and projecting above the sea level is shown. The unmanned wellhead platform (1) includes a topside installed on top of the jacket (10). The topside is designed as a standardized base concept tailored for repetitive future topside constructions (3). Each topside construction (3) is adapted to the number of wells to be developed. The topside construction (3) is made up by a number of different but standardized sections (4). Each standardized section (4) is dedicated for a particular and predetermined purpose and location in the topside construction (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kværner AS
    Inventor: Knut Engene
  • Patent number: 10914052
    Abstract: The disclosed systems for laying underground fiber optic cable may include a drive body, at least one rotational motor, a forward auger element rotatably coupled to the drive body and positioned to be rotated by the at least one rotational motor in a first rotational direction, and a rear auger element rotatably coupled to the drive body and positioned to be rotated by the at least one rotational motor in a second, opposite rotational direction. Various other systems, methods, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Hemmati, Hamidreza Bolandhemmat
  • Patent number: 10906825
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems involving wastewater treatment systems are provided. The descriptions include a wastewater conduit with a pair of curved infiltrative surfaces. These curved infiltrative surfaces pass wastewater from within the conduit to outside of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: David A. Potts
  • Patent number: 10907761
    Abstract: A in-service trenchless repair method for disconnection of a drainage pipe includes steps of: detecting the disconnection by a pipe sonar, and making a traction rope; pulling a hollowed cylindrical airbag to the disconnection according to the mark on the traction rope; controlling an airbag valve by an air compressor on the ground to inflate the hollowed cylindrical airbag, so that the hollowed cylindrical airbag is in close contact with pipeline wall after inflation; drilling a grouting hole on the ground surface directly above and on both sides of the disconnection until reaching the disconnection, and inserting a grouting pipe into the grouting hole; then injecting a double-slurry quick-curing repair material into the disconnection through a grouting system on the ground and waiting for curing; deflating the hollowed cylindrical airbag and pulling out by the traction rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Infrastructure Renewal Institute of Southern California, WELEAD Infrastructure Engineering Technology (Zhengzhou), Ltd.
    Inventors: Fuming Wang, Hongyuan Fang, Peng Zhao, Yanhui Pan, Bin Li, Hang He
  • Patent number: 10907340
    Abstract: A molded basin for use with a submersible sump, sewage or grinder pump. The molded construction of the basin permits design improvements to be incorporated into the basin including bolt down slots in a bottom flange of a bottom of the basin, a molded inner basin mounting surface for a float tree, a molded inner surface support mount to receive a bracket of a rail system used to raise and lower the pump within the basin, a disc that fits within the basin and is supported by a molded inner facing horizontal rib to create a wet/dry well and structural features present in a top surface of the basin and a cover for the basin to close said basin. Extension risers may be added to extend the height of the basin, wherein the extension risers contain many of the same structural features that are present in the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Zoeller Pump Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Conder, Chris Knaster, James C. Erhart
  • Patent number: 10895053
    Abstract: An improved pile cap connector for connecting the top end of a driven pile, e.g., pipe pile, to a support beam or girder of a building, and/or the building proper, comprising, a cap plate, one or more lower braces secured to the underside of the cap plate to anchor the cap to the pile, two or more upper braces securable to the top side of the support plate, wherein at least one of the two or more upper braces has a length so that the brace, when secured to the cap plate, rises above the support beam or girder so that a portion of the brace lays against the building proper for fastening thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Faros Design.Build.Remodel, LLC
    Inventors: Aviel Suarez, Oswaldo Suarez, Alessandro DeCarlo, Daniel Arena
  • Patent number: 10890068
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for automated support of a gate entry for underground full extraction mining that includes gathering entry data for a condition of a gate entry by way of a gate entry support. The method also includes determining, by way of the gate entry support, the condition of the gate entry, advancing the gate entry support in response to determining that the condition satisfies an entry condition threshold. The method may also signal a halt condition for a production cycle, if the condition fails to satisfy the entry condition threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Jefferson David McKenzie
  • Patent number: 10876260
    Abstract: An implement with a ground-engaging tool may include a frame supported above a surface of a ground by a ground-engaging portion and a suspension and a tool supported by and adjustable relative to the frame and configured for working the ground. The implement may also include a plurality of ground sensors configured for capturing distance measurements to determine the position of the frame relative to the surface and a control and monitor system configured for establishing a nominal scratch position of the tool relative to the surface based on the distance measurements. A method of controlling a rotor tool depth of a milling machine and a method of operating a milling machine are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Muir, Nathaniel S. Doy, Lee M. Hogan, Matthew-David S. Frantz, Brian J. Schlenker, Derek P. Nieuwsma
  • Patent number: 10865528
    Abstract: A side cutter milling assembly is used to modify a milling machine having a frame, a milling drum housing that is removably attached to the frame, a milling drum that is mounted for rotation within the milling drum housing, and a primary drum drive assembly that is adapted to rotate the milling drum. The side cutter milling assembly includes a drum housing having a main portion and a side portion. The main portion is adapted to be installed on the frame of the milling machine in place of the milling drum housing, and the side portion is offset to one side of the milling machine. A side cutter milling drum is mounted for rotation within the side portion of the drum housing, and a side cutter drivetrain is configured and adapted to be operatively attached to the side cutter milling drum and the primary drum drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Roadtec, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Bevill, Tim Stevens
  • Patent number: 10865538
    Abstract: A pile anchor reinforcing system includes a pile anchor having an end penetrating a seafloor, and a reinforcing pile penetrating the seafloor past the end of the pile anchor and being operatively coupled to the pile anchor to reinforce the pile anchor against lateral and vertical loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Osama Abu Safaqah
  • Patent number: 10851650
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting wheel of a tunnel boring machine comprising at least one material discharge opening (5), said discharge opening (5) being delimited by a circumferential wall (10), the cutting wheel (3) being characterized in that it further comprises at least one ultrasonic emitter (6) configured to generate a mechanical vibratory motion in a range of ultrasonic frequencies, said emitter (6) being fixed against the circumferential wall (10) so as to transmit the mechanical vibratory motion to the vibrating circumferential wall (10) and to reduce its coefficient of friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Antoine Thierry Charles Surmont, Quentin Marie Christophe Bonnemaison, Pierre-Marie Pascal Tierce
  • Patent number: 10844713
    Abstract: A shearing system includes a pan line having an end stop, a gate end, and a set of consecutively arranged pans extending from the gate end and having one or more pans disposed beyond the end stop. A shearer is stoppable at the end stop, includes a shearer arm, and is positioned on the one or more pans when the shearer arm is disposed between the end stop and the gate end. A first sensor detects an orientation of the shearer, while second sensors detect an orientation of the set of consecutively arranged pans. A control system determines a profile of the pan line between the end stop and the gate end and controls a movement of the shearer arm based on the profile of the pan line when the shearer arm is disposed between the end stop and the gate end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Global Mining Europe GmbH
    Inventor: Euan Russell Kirkhope
  • Patent number: 10844717
    Abstract: A mechanical constant-resistance single prop continuous prop lifting pre-tightening device, structurally composed of a continuous prop lifting device, a pressurizing system, an oil supply line and a monitoring unit. The continuous prop lifting device is a core component, comprising a hydraulic cylinder, a prop barrel clamping sleeve ring and a prop rod clamping sleeve ring. The prop rod clamping sleeve ring is fixedly connected with a piston rod of the hydraulic cylinder by means of a cylinder head seat, and the prop barrel clamping sleeve ring is fixedly connected with a cylinder body of the hydraulic cylinder. With continuous pressurization of the pressurizing system, a cohesion occurs between the continuous prop lifting device and a prop rod, so that the prop rod of a single prop is lifted up to come into contact with a top plate and provide a pre-tightening force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yanlong Chen, Hai Pu, Feng Ju, Kai Zhang, Yu Wu, Ming Li, Jiangfeng Liu, Peng Wu, Jincheng Fan, Zhiwei Feng
  • Patent number: 10843868
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a floor having an impermeable material, where the floor has multiple edge portions and each edge portion corresponds to one edge of the floor. The apparatus also includes multiple wall sections configured to form multiple free-standing walls around a perimeter of the floor, where each of the multiple walls corresponds to one of the edge portions. The apparatus further includes multiple brackets, where each bracket is configured to fit over one of the multiple walls after the corresponding edge portion of the floor is draped over the wall. Each bracket is configured to fit against sides of the wall so as to hold the corresponding edge portion in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TitanLiner, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory F. Sillivent, Curtis Lee, Ricky Davalos
  • Patent number: 10844566
    Abstract: A method of elevating the deck area of a marine platform (e.g., oil and gas well drilling or production platform) utilizes a specially configured sleeve support to support the platform legs so that they can be cut. Once cut, rams or jacks elevate the platform above the cuts. The sleeve support is then connected (e.g., welded) to the platform leg and becomes part of the structural support for the platform. In one embodiment, two sleeves are employed. In another embodiment, the jacks or rams elevate in two stages including a first stage wherein one sleeve elevates and the other sleeve does not elevate and a second stage wherein both sleeves elevate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: VERSABAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Khachaturian, E. John Greeves
  • Patent number: 10836009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a milling drum for removing glued-down floor coverings, in particular wooden floor coverings, preferably parquet floor coverings, in particular multilayer parquet, with a predetermined milling width which determines the width of a floor surface section by running the milling drum over the floor surface section to be machined, having a plurality of cutting plates which are arranged tangentially on the milling drum and which are arranged in a distributed manner on the milling drum, such that, upon a complete revolution of the milling drum, the entire milling width is operable with at least one cutting plate and such that a common width of the cutting plates being in contact simultaneously with the floor surface section to be machined is always smaller than the milling width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: WOLFF GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Daniel Heinz
  • Patent number: 10822947
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to material-removal systems as well as cutting tools and cutting tool assemblies that may be used in the material-removal systems. More specifically, for example, the material-removal systems, and particularly the cutting tools, may engage and fail target material. In some instances, the material-removal systems may be used in mining operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Edwin Sean Cox
  • Patent number: 10815780
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin bolt which includes an elongate shaft which extends between a leading end and a trailing end and a positioning head which is integral to the shaft at the leading end and which extends in the elongate axis of the shaft from a perimeter rim to a crown, with the head formed with a plurality of projections, with each projection extending laterally, beyond the radial dimension of the shaft and each projection having a leading surface which slopes, at least partially, from the crown to the perimeter rim, and a trailing surface from the perimeter rim to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Brendan Robert Crompton, James William Sheppard
  • Patent number: 10801648
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for guiding liquid, in particular a drainage channel, comprising a guiding section (10) and at least one functional region (11), wherein the guiding section (10) is formed of concrete, which has a binder and a filler having a first grain size K1, wherein the functional region (11) is formed at least partially of a filled reaction resin, which has a filler having a second grain size K2, wherein K2<K1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Karsten Volkmann, Jan Mieze