Patents Examined by Tu B. Hoang
  • Patent number: 10384294
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling current flow through a welding clamp are provided. One welding clamp includes a first contact piece configured to contact a workpiece and to provide a first current path that limits current flow. The welding clamp also includes a second contact piece configured to contact the workpiece and to provide a second current path. When the welding clamp is being clamped to the workpiece, the first contact piece is configured to contact the workpiece prior to the second contact piece. In addition, the welding clamp is configured so that current flows through the first current path prior to flowing through the second current path when the welding clamp is being clamped to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Christopher, Thomas Don Lahti, Jeffery Ray Ihde, Gary A. Thyssen, Michael Todd Klegin, Timothy Jay Reitmeyer
  • Patent number: 10384308
    Abstract: A coated pane having a communication window, having: a. a base pane, b. a coating containing metal, c. a first grid plane and a second grid plane within the coating containing metal, wherein the first grid plane and the second grid plane have areas in which the coating is removed, in form of grid lines arranged in the manner of a mesh, the grid lines in the first grid plane on at least one long side transition into an open comb structure having teeth and the grid lines in the second grid plane on at least one long side transition into a closed comb structure, wherein the first grid plane is connected by means of at least one tooth of the open comb structure to the closed comb structure of the second grid plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Wohlfeil, Ilkay Arslan, Ingo Von Der Weiden, Michael Behmke, Stefan Droste
  • Patent number: 10383474
    Abstract: A coffee making device has a body with a drip tray and a removable water tank that supplies water to a heat system of the device. The water tank is internal to the device and removable by a user. The body has a fluid refill opening that leads to the tank. The tank includes an overflow channel or conduit that dispenses into the drip tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Greg Upston, Daniel Robert Corkin, Adam Preston, Robert Grassia
  • Patent number: 10384293
    Abstract: A welding system and method is provided for welding heavy plate, where the method and device include using a laser which directs a beam to a first weld puddle to weld at least a portion of a work piece and a welding torch to direct a first welding electrode to the first weld puddle while the beam is being directed to the weld puddle. The welding torch deposits the first welding electrode to create a first weld bead. A flux nozzle is employed to deposit a welding flux onto the weld bead, and a submerged arc welding torch is used to direct a submerged arc filler metal to the weld bead to create a second weld bead through a submerged arc welding process, where the submerged arc welding process melts a portion of the first weld bead to consume the melted portion into the second weld bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven R. Peters, Patrick Wahlen
  • Patent number: 10384287
    Abstract: A repair pin-stud used in processes for repairing panels, such as honeycomb panels. The repair pin-stud includes a cylindrical stud member, a tip on a first end of the cylindrical stud member, and an elongated installation member connected to a second end of the cylindrical stud member. The repair pin-stud further includes a tubular pin concentric with the cylindrical stud member. A first end of the tubular pin is connected to the cylindrical stud member, and a second end of the tubular pin is open and the elongated installation member extends outwardly from the second end of the tubular pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Howe Hao Yu
  • Patent number: 10376980
    Abstract: A method of and system for controlling high frequency arc initiation in a power supply is provided. The power supply includes an output circuit that outputs at least one of a voltage waveform and a current waveform. High frequency, high voltage pulses are induced across a gap between an electrode and a workpiece to create an arc. The method and system further include monitoring at least one of a voltage reading and a current reading across the gap to determine a condition of the arc and controlling the high frequency, high voltage pulses based on the condition of the arc and the type of process, which can be, e.g., SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, INC.
    Inventor: Steven R. Peters
  • Patent number: 10363606
    Abstract: A device for the generative production of a component, particularly a component of a gas turbine engine, includes a working chamber, a hardening means, in particular a laser, for the layerwise local hardening of an initial material disposed in the working chamber, in order to produce the component layerwise in a direction of layer construction; and a movable induction heating arrangement with a first inductor and a second inductor for induction tempering in pre-determinable regions of the working chamber, wherein the first inductor engages in the second inductor at least in one operating position and/or the first and/or second inductor is disposed on a distribution means, in particular a slider, for the layerwise disposal of initial material in the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Georg Schlick, Andreas Jakimov, Herbert Hanrieder
  • Patent number: 10362893
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a capsule holder (8) for holding a closed capsule (9) in a beverage preparation machine (1), said capsule containing a beverage precursor ingredient, said machine being able to inject a fluid under pressure through a wall (11) of said capsule inside the latter such that said fluid and said precursor ingredient mix to make a beverage, said capsule holder (8) comprising a cup-shaped body (12) adapted to retain and hold said capsule, a handle (13), and guide means for removably inserting said capsule holder within said machine, wherein said capsule holder (8) further comprises pressure-releasing means (15) for releasing fluid pressure inside said capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Nihan Dogan, Frederic Doleac
  • Patent number: 10362897
    Abstract: A control circuit, connectable to a domestic power line (L1, L2), includes a logic controller (1), a power supply (2) for the logic controller (1), at least one control switch (3) for an electrical load (4, 5) connected to the logic controller (1), and an electrically actuated deviator (6) connected to the logic controller (1). The deviator (6) is switchable between a machine activation status, where a main power line (7) of the power supply (2) is connected to the domestic power line (L1, L2), and a machine deactivation status, where a secondary power line (8) of the power supply (2) is connected to the domestic power line (L1, L2), having a normally open switch (9) connected to the logic controller (1), and energy storage that maintains power supply to the logic controller (1) for an operating time of the deviator (6) switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: De'Longhi Appliances S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe De'Longhi, Paolo Evangelisti, Andrea Zottarel
  • Patent number: 10363797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle heater, comprising at least one pipe, which has a plurality of chambers, ceramic heating elements, which are arranged in the chambers, and contact plates, which rest against the heating elements in the chambers via a front side and face an upper side or underside of the chamber via a rear side, wherein at least two chambers of the pipe are separated by an intermediate wall, which runs from the upper side to the underside of these two chambers. The contact plates have a slit, in which the intermediate wall is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH
    Inventors: Victor Ritzhaupt, Alexander Dauth, Michael Luppold, Sisay Tadele, Jörg Baginski
  • Patent number: 10363625
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for performing gas-shielded pulsed arc welding at high current densities with a flux-cored wire as an electrode wire. The pulsed arc welding is carried out by passing a pulsed current so that a pulse peak current density during a pulse peak time Tp is 400 to 950 A/mm2, a pulse base current density during a pulse base time Tb is 200 A/mm2 or more and differs from the pulse peak current density by 200 to 400 A/mm2, and an average current density is 350 to 750 A/mm2. The method allows significant spatter reduction while attaining a high deposition rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Yamazaki, Reiichi Suzuki, Yimin Yuan
  • Patent number: 10362803
    Abstract: A two-stage atomizer having a primary heating element and a secondary heating element. The primary heating element heats a fluid to generate an aerosol with a given average particle size. The secondary heating element reheats the aerosol from the first heating element to produce a final aerosol having a reduced average particle size. The two-stage atomizer is configured to operate with an electronic vaporizer device having a power source and control electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: EVOLV, LLC
    Inventors: John Bellinger, Brandon Ward
  • Patent number: 10364991
    Abstract: An oven in which a cooking space in a cooking chamber is dividable into a plurality of individual cooking spaces by a partition member. The oven includes a door assembly including a main door rotatably combined with a main body and provided with a plurality of openings corresponding to the respective plurality of individual cooking spaces and a plurality of individual doors rotatably combined with the main body to open and close the respective plurality of openings. The door assembly may selectively open and close the entirety of the cooking space or the respective plurality of individual cooking spaces, and thus a heat loss or danger of burn generated due to opening and closing the main door when only the individual cooking space is used may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Han Seong Kang, Hyang Ki Kim, Sang Yun Jung, Seok Weon Hong, Yun Ic Hwang
  • Patent number: 10363626
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a control method and welding equipment for MIG/MAG-welding with presence of short-circuiting droplets between an electrode end and a workpiece. The method comprises establishment of a short-circuiting time, establishment of an arc time, and controlling the energy supplied to the electrode. The energy supply is controlled in such a way that the energy supply is increased if a measured short-circuiting time of a total period time, where the period time is the sum of the short-circuiting time and the arc time, exceeds a defined adjustable set value and decreases if said short-circuiting percentage goes below said set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ESAB AB
    Inventor: Per Åberg
  • Patent number: 10364992
    Abstract: A ventless fume hood is integrated with an oven to anticipate a conclusion of the cooking schedule executed by the oven and in this way to provide direct venting of the oven cavity before the oven door is opened. Proper venting of a multimode combination oven may be thereby performed and the door may be opened up immediately upon conclusion of the cooking schedule without the delay otherwise required to collect cooking fumes escaping through the partially open door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Alto-Shaam, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Janus Bartelick, Kim J. Menominee, Deborah E. Cukjati, J. K. Raghavan
  • Patent number: 10368399
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a cartomizer including a housing, a fluid reservoir, configured to store an e-fluid, in the housing, a vaporizer configured to vaporize the e-fluid, the vaporizer including a heater having at least one end portion connected to an electrical lead wire, and a sleeve covering the connection between the end portion of the heater and the electrical lead wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Douglas A. Burton
  • Patent number: 10361019
    Abstract: A method of forming a layered heater assembly includes: forming a plurality of layers onto a substrate, the plurality of layers including a resistive element layer; forming electrical terminations in contact with the resistive element layer; securing a protective cover over the layers using a laser welding process, wherein edges of the protective cover are welded circumferentially around raised end portions of the substrate and welded longitudinally along a slotted portion of the substrate; securing a pair of lead wires to the electrical terminations; and securing a lead cap assembly around the pair of lead wires and to the protective cover using a laser welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Elias Russegger, Gerhard Schefbanker, Gernot Antosch, Wolfgang Poeschl, Martin Wallinger, Kevin Ptasienski, Matt Kenchel, Kenneth Fennewald, Allen Boldt
  • Patent number: 10357587
    Abstract: Electronic imitation candle devices are described that produce a scent while including a flame-like element that simulates a real fire flame. One example device includes a support assembly having a base, a top plate and a support rod that connects the base and the top plate, as well as a flame element and a light source to simulate a real candle flame. The device also includes a fragrance compartment above the top plate that includes a lid removably positioned on top of the fragrance container. The device is further provided with a heating element above the top plate and below the fragrance container to provide heat to the fragrance container, and a switch coupled to the lid of the fragrance container and operable to sense that the fragrance container is covered by the lid and to deactivate the heating element when the fragrance container is covered by the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10350692
    Abstract: Provided is a plate-like heater for a bonding apparatus (30) including: a lower surface (31b) to which a bonding tool (40) is attached; and an upper surface (31a) to which a heat insulator (20) is attached. The upper surface (31a) is provided with a large number of capillary slits (35), and the large number of capillary slits (35) and a matching surface (21) of the heat insulator (20) attached to the upper surface (31a) form a large number of capillary coolant flow-paths (37) each extending from a cavity (36) to a lateral surface (33). This allows effective cooling of the heater for a bonding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Seyama, Yasuhiro Chida, Osamu Kakutani
  • Patent number: 10352631
    Abstract: Provided are a layered heat exchanger that can prevent deterioration of sealing property due to deformation of sealing portions of inlet and outlet header sections when a PTC heater is sandwiched between flat heat exchanger tubes, and is pressed to be brought into close contact with the flat heat exchanger tubes, and a heat medium heating apparatus and a vehicle air-conditioning apparatus using the layered heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Takamitsu Himeno, Satoshi Kominami, Yasunobu Zyoubouji, Isao Hashimoto