Patents Examined by Tara Mayo-Pinnock
  • Patent number: 10785902
    Abstract: A dynamic linkage for a tool gang on a multi-row agricultural implement. The tool gang can include one or more ground-working or other agricultural tools, which are mounted on a tool gang frame. The tool gang frame is connected to a toolbar by the dynamic linkage, each includes adjusting mechanisms for limiting vertical travel and down-pressure forces applied to the tools. The dynamic linkage is configured for tripping to raise the tool gang for clearing a surface or subsurface obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Bigham Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel L. Evans, Samuel D. Ashley, Jimmy D. Gray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10779454
    Abstract: A soil penetrating apparatus having an automatic tool (e.g., aerator tine) depth control system and method. The system includes an actuator that sets and controls tine depth, a sensor that monitors tine depth, and a controller that controls the actuator in response to the sensor. In some embodiments, the actuator is a hydraulic actuator, wherein once tine depth is set, flow to the actuator is bypassed. A relief may be provided to allow the tines to lift to a shallower depth temporarily when soil hardness exceeds a threshold. The system may then automatically return the tines to the pre-selected depth once soil conditions permit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Exmark Manufacturing Company, Incorporated
    Inventors: Clark S. Papke, Stanton L. Mapson, Alex W. Buhr, Justin L. Pryor, Daniel G. Jameson, Sang Pheng
  • Patent number: 10779455
    Abstract: A walk-behind aerator with hydrostatic drives is disclosed herein. The aerator includes a frame, an engine, a first and a second hydrostatic drive, a first and a second drive wheel, a first and a second idler wheel, and a first and a second tine assembly. The first hydrostatic drive may power the first drive wheel and the first tine assembly and the second hydrostatic drive may power the second drive wheel and the second tine assembly. In some embodiments, the aerator may further include a first and a second drive chain, a first and a second tine shaft, one or more control levers, and one or more covers. The one or more control levers may be linked to the hydrostatic drives by one or more linkages through the frame. The covers may be located between the tine assemblies and the drive chains and linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: STINGER EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: David Michael Cook, Joshua Michael Otto
  • Patent number: 10774517
    Abstract: A trench drain defining a channel and having an accessory rib allowing the convenient attachment of accessories to the sides of a drain in order to facilitate the installation of a trench drain, place drain outlets at any convenient places along the trench drain, and to create right angle joints between two trench drains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Smith Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Chromey, Mario L. Stan, Donald E. Priester
  • Patent number: 10774490
    Abstract: A connecting structure, standard sections, a channel having the standard sections, and an irrigation system are provided. The standard sections each comprise a bottom plate and side plates fixedly connected to both sides of the bottom plate; the three plates form a standard section body in a groove structure. Two ends of the standard section are respectively provided with a male buckle and a female buckle, or the two ends of the standard section are both provided with the male buckle or the female buckle. The male buckle comprises a male buckle connection plate. The female buckle comprises a female buckle connection plate having a U-shaped groove. Moreover, the thickness of the male buckle connection plate matches the width of the U-shaped groove, in order to prevent the male buckle connection plate from coming out of the U-shaped groove of the female buckle connection plate after being inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Xuesong Deng, Hongtao Wang
  • Patent number: 10774971
    Abstract: A method for connecting sections of a multi-bore structure in water comprises connecting the sections to bring corresponding bores of the sections into mutual alignment while those bores are each closed by a plug that excludes the water from the bores. Then, with the sections connected and the corresponding bores sealed together in fluid communication with each other, the plugs are flushed away in a flushing fluid that flows along the communicating bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Subsea 7 Limited
    Inventors: Robert Dicken, Edward Harvey Jamieson, David Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 10774620
    Abstract: An ROV hot-stab device (100) comprising a hot stab body (102) having a flow bore (102A) that is adapted to receive a fluid, a housing (104) that is operatively coupled to the hot stab body (102), and at least one fluid inlet/outlet (104A/104B) defined in the housing (104). The device (100) also includes an isolation valve (103) that is at least partially positioned within the housing (104) wherein the isolation valve (103) is adapted to, when actuated, establish fluid communication between the bore (102A) of the hot stab body (102) and the at least one fluid inlet/outlet (104A/104B) and at least one sensor (114) positioned at least partially within the housing (104) wherein the sensor (114) is adapted to sense a parameter of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Alan Johnson
  • Patent number: 10765053
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment is a hitch assembly including forward and rearward lateral members, first and second longitudinal members and a lifting member which are coupled together to form a laterally-articulating pitch-adjustable quadrilateral. The forward lateral member is coupled with the first longitudinal member by a first joint and the second longitudinal member by a second joint. The rearward lateral member is coupled with the first longitudinal member by a third joint and the second longitudinal member by a fourth joint. The lifting member is coupled with the rearward lateral member by a first flexible rigging member and a second flexible rigging member. The quadrilateral can articulate between a left-leaning configuration, a rectangular configuration, and a right-leaning configuration. The lifting member can be adjusted to vary an amount of slack in one or both of the flexible rigging members and to raise and lower the rearward lateral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ABI ATTACHMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Kevin V. Keigley
  • Patent number: 10766581
    Abstract: An alignment guide for a pontoon boat lift that includes a pair of laterally spaced rails, where the spacing corresponds to the spacing between the pontoon floats. The rails are attached to the boat lift by adjustable brackets, so they are positioned at an elevation above the waterline of the pontoon floats, and below the deck that is supported by the floats. A stop bar is positioned at an elevation above the boat motor and extends between rail extensions that are directed downwardly and rearwardly from the spaced rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Jon W. Devitt
  • Patent number: 10767349
    Abstract: A bucket tip end cover 1 includes multiple cover members 10, 20 arranged at a tip end of a bucket 5 between adjacent ones of adaptors 7. The multiple cover members 10, 20 are fixed to the bucket 5 in a state in which an entire width in an arraying direction A of the adaptors 7 is adjusted in such a manner that each cover member 10, 20 relatively moves in the arraying direction A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKI KOEI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasunori Motomura
  • Patent number: 10767350
    Abstract: An attachment pin assembly includes a first pin body, a second pin body, and a bolt for fastening and fixing the first pin body and the second pin body to each other. The first pin body has a first shaft portion and a flange portion formed at an end of the first shaft portion. The second pin body has a second shaft portion. The bolt is inserted into the flange portion and the first shaft portion of the first pin body and the second shaft portion of the second pin body. Moreover, a housing recessed portion for housing a head of the bolt is formed at the first pin body, and a bottom surface of the housing recessed portion is arranged on a tip end side of the first shaft portion as a second pin body side with respect to a seating surface of the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKI KOEI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasunori Motomura
  • Patent number: 10760237
    Abstract: A method for optimizing processes for increasing the load-bearing capacity of foundation grounds includes the following steps: detecting at least one part of a built structure and/or of ground; identifying at least one region to be treated of the foundation ground; and injecting, at least one injection point located substantially within the at least one region to be treated, a cement and/or synthetic mixture. The method further includes at least one second step of detecting at least one part of the built structure and/or of the ground that lies above the injected foundation ground. The method further includes a step of interrupting the injection step, and measuring at least one physical parameter that is susceptible of varying as a consequence of the injection step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: THUR S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Birtele
  • Patent number: 10760243
    Abstract: A work machine extending in a fore-aft direction comprising a frame and a ground-engaging mechanism, the ground-engaging mechanism configured to support the frame on a ground surface; a boom assembly coupled to the frame, the boom assembly having a pair of boom arms pivotally coupled to the frame; and an attachment coupled to a fore-section of the boom arms. The attachment may comprise a guide rigidly coupled to a fore-section of the frame; a movable member coupled to the guide, the movable member moveable relative to the frame by a pair of hydraulic cylinders, the guide restricting movement of the movable member in a non-vertical direction; and a work tool coupled to the movable member wherein actuating the pair of hydraulic cylinders engages the movable member, vertically lifting or lowering the work tool relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Nilesh T. Kumbhar, Brett Graham
  • Patent number: 10757853
    Abstract: A liquid manure spreader includes a spreader vehicle, a transversely extending injector boom having at least one outer boom section pivotable between a transversely-oriented position and a vertically-oriented position, at least one first actuatable linkage assembly for translating the boom vertically between a lowered working position and a raised position, and at least one second actuatable linkage assembly for arcuately pivoting the boom about an axis parallel to the transverse axis between a highest vertical height position and a lower transport position when the boom is in the raised position and the at least one outer boom section is in the vertically-oriented position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nuhn Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian Nuhn
  • Patent number: 10752146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle comprising a tiltable material collecting container which is suspended in a tilt axle running parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle and a telescoping device. The tilt axle runs in a plane of symmetry of the material collecting container. The frame-side ends of the telescope arms are pivotably attached to the frame in the central plane. At least one rotary drive is arranged on the container-side end of at least one telescope arm (09) to enable a rotation of the material collecting container about the tile axle. At least one pivot drive, which enables pivoting of the telescope arms out of the center plane of the vehicle in both angular directions, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RSP GMBH
    Inventors: Marina Renger, Karl-Heinz Renger, Jens Graber
  • Patent number: 10753060
    Abstract: A silt fence patch for repairing damage to silt fence is disclosed. A silt fence patch may comprise geotextile fabric, an adhesive layer, and a backing. The backing may include indicia of patches, such as patch weave direction, user instructions, or logos. A silt fence patch sheet may comprise multiple silt fence patches. The sheet may include a backing with indicia of each patch, or indicia of the patches may be printed directly on the sheet fabric. A method of repairing damage to silt fence may comprise identifying damage to the silt fence. A damage boundary may surround the damage. The method may further comprise identifying a patch size to cover the damage boundary. The method may further comprise selecting a patch having the identified patch size. Additionally, the method may comprise applying the selected patch to the damage boundary and smoothing the patch over the damage boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Chesapeake Environmental Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Arthur Hau, Stephanie Novak Hau, Matthew Blair Wiherle
  • Patent number: 10745874
    Abstract: An assembly for releasable attachment to a vehicle. The assembly comprises a frame including a mounting member configured to be mounted onto the vehicle, a plow blade mounted to the frame and a power broom coupled to the frame and disposed between the mounting member and the plow blade. The power broom is configured to be disposed in front of a most forward wheel of the vehicle relative to a forward direction of travel of the vehicle. The power broom is also configured to rotate to sweep snow away from the power broom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: J.A. LARUE INC.
    Inventor: Denis Larue
  • Patent number: 10743457
    Abstract: A hinge for an agricultural machine having a center section having a first aperture, a wheel supporting the center section, a wing section connected to the center section and having a second aperture, and a hinge positioned between the center section and the wing section to permit the wing section to pivot about the center section. The hinge includes a pin which extends through the first and second apertures to connect the wing section to the center section. A first fastener engages the center section or the wing section and is adjacent to the first end of the pin to thereby retain the pin in the first and second apertures. A second fastener engages the center section or the wing section and is adjacent to the second end of the pin to thereby retain the pin in the first and second apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: David L. Steinlage, Jeremy Nefzger, Shawn J. Becker
  • Patent number: 10738455
    Abstract: In a system and method for retaining or detaining a fluid beneath a ground surface, a plurality of modules, each having at least one vertically disposed side portion supporting a horizontally disposed roof are provided. The plurality of modules, each being in fluid communication, either directly or indirectly, with each of the other modules, are arranged in an assembly having a plurality of rows and columns. Each of the rows and columns contain at least one flow obstructer such that fluid flow through each of the rows and columns is circuitous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Retain-It, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt A. Burkhart, Sr., Ronald E. Burkhart, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10731320
    Abstract: Improvements in a backfilling sled is disclosed the slurry sled for filling trench holes is pushed or pulled and receives a poured, flow-able medium such as sand or cement for example. The slurry sled self-centers itself over a trench dug or cut in various road or ground surfaces such as concrete or asphalt. The poured flow-able medium enters the top of the unit and flows through the bottom into a trench cut to a specific width and depth as it backfills and levels the backfill material to an evens surface to restore the road or ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HHS Construction Inc.
    Inventor: Micah Radnich