Patents Examined by Tyrone V Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10892175
    Abstract: A stand for a heater pedestal with a base member and a support member detachably coupled to the base member, the support member having a plurality of ring members and at least one spacer member extending vertically from the base member, a ring member separated from another ring member by a spacer member, a ring member having an aperture which extends through the ring member in a horizontal direction, the at least one spacer member forming at least one opening between two corresponding ring members, and the ring member furthest from the base member configured to support a heater pedestal, and the apertures of the ring members of the support member being configured to receive a susceptor of the heater pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Rodolfo Martinez, Robert Bell, Robert Stebbins
  • Patent number: 10890203
    Abstract: A locking device (100) is operable to lock a tool (150) in an opening. The locking device includes a base (104) positionable with respect to a lifting member (152) of the tool when a first end of the lifting member is positioned within the opening. The locking device also includes a lift (106) coupled to the base for movement relative to the base. The lift includes an interface portion (110) coupleable to the lifting member such that the lifting member is moveable with the interface portion in an extraction direction of the opening when the lift is moved from a first position to a second position relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Piotr Hubert Wojciechowski, Szymon Perkowski
  • Patent number: 10892180
    Abstract: Embodiments of lift pin assemblies are provided herein. In some embodiments, a lift pin assembly includes an elongate base formed of a first material and having a first feature formed in a distal end of the base to interface with and removably support a tip; and a tip formed of a second material different than the first material and having a support surface on a first side of the tip and an opposing second side of the tip, wherein the opposing second side includes a second feature to mate with the first feature of the base to removably retain the tip on the distal end of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Bonnie T. Chia, Jallepally Ravi, Manjunatha Koppa, Vinod Konda Purathe, Cheng-Hsiung Matthew Tsai, Aravind Miyar Kamath
  • Patent number: 10888975
    Abstract: A vice including two clamping gaps (10, 20). A first body (1) includes a first jaw (11) and a second body (2) includes a second jaw (21), between which is formed a first clamping gap (10). A third body (3) is connected by an axis (9) to the first body (1), wherein the third body (3) includes a third jaw (31), which is adapted to rotate around the axis (9). The first body (1) includes a fourth jaw (41) opposite the third jaw (31), wherein between the third jaw (31) and the fourth jaw (41) is formed a second clamping gap (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Esa Kuha
  • Patent number: 10889024
    Abstract: An interchangeable concrete cutting chainsaw cutting assembly adapted for installation upon a drive assembly in exchange for a removed, different type cutting head assembly. The chainsaw cutting assembly includes a housing that has fasteners that releasably attach the housing to a drive assembly in an installed configuration. A ration transmission has a plurality of interconnected rotation member, each rotatable member having a mounting shaft positioned at a fixed location on the housing by a bearing assembly. The driven member has a receiver that interconnects with a driveshaft of the driver assembly in the installed configuration whereby the driven member is rotated by the drive assembly. The cutting chain drive member operatively interconnected with a drive sprocket whereby rotation of the cutting chain drive member rotates the drive sprocket. The chainsaw cutting assembly is pivotable relative to the drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Anthony Baratta, Peter Zetterlind, Andreas Jönsson
  • Patent number: 10882170
    Abstract: A tool for installing a stud having a plurality of locking keys into a workpiece bore includes a main body, an actuator within the main body, a nosepiece adjacent the main body and having an anvil portion, and a mandrel disposed within the nosepiece. The actuator includes a movable piston, a shaft extending axially from the piston, and a coupler on a shaft end opposite the piston. The mandrel includes a threaded head portion and a body portion, and is releasably secured to the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Derek T. Welch, Ricky D. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10881561
    Abstract: An assembly for shifting a wheelchair lift within a vehicle, including a housing arranged to be secured to a floor of the vehicle and extend substantially parallel relative to an opening of a side doorway in the vehicle. The housing includes a bottom plate connected to a top plate and forming a first channel therebetween, a slidable member arranged within the first channel, and a means for displacing the slidable member along the first channel from a first position when stored to a second position in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fenton Mobility Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald James Hildom, Keven Crawford, Sean Clinton Fenton, Scott Ivan Fenton
  • Patent number: 10882161
    Abstract: An improved floating jaw assembly to a machinist vise assembly capable of holding a plurality of individual workpieces, the vise assembly generally including a base with a way or ways, a fixed jaw mounted on the ways, at least one movable jaw slidably mounted on the ways to move toward and away from the fixed jaw on a longitudinal axis in such a manner that at least one workpiece can be securely held between the fixed jaw and the at least one movable jaw, and a mechanism for moving the movable jaw toward and away from the fixed jaw to clamp and unclamp workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy Hopey
  • Patent number: 10874259
    Abstract: A glue-less, configurable (and re-configurable) cutting board is presented. The configurable cutting board comprises a plurality of cutting board members that, when arranged together, interlock with each other and form a cutting board surface. The plurality of cutting board members is cinched together using tying members secured with securing flanges. This invention allows for any number of cutting board configurations using standard cutting board members without the thread of adulterating food with particles of glue. This invention further allows for easy replacement of cutting board members that are worn, broken or warped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Culinary Woodcraft, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul V. Clark
  • Patent number: 10875156
    Abstract: An anti-pivot and lock mechanism for a clamp including a horizontal post connected and moveable relative to a vertical post. The mechanism engages the vertical post and horizontal post above or below a pivot axis of the horizontal post to prevent or minimize pivoting movement of the horizontal post between changes of consecutive clamped workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Wang
  • Patent number: 10879103
    Abstract: Provided is a mounting member that is excellent in low dusting property and hardly contaminates an object to be mounted while being excellent in gripping force and heat resistance. The mounting member of the present invention includes an aggregate of carbon nanotubes for forming a mounting surface, wherein a ratio of a plan view area of recessed portions occurring in a carbon nanotube aggregate-side surface of the mounting member to a total area of the carbon nanotube aggregate-side surface is 5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Masuda, Tomoaki Ichikawa, Yohei Maeno
  • Patent number: 10870190
    Abstract: The present invention is a tool for extracting and installing a seal or gasket from an engine housing having a shaft such as an outboard boat motor having a propeller shaft. The present invention allows the seal to be removed from or installed around the shaft, without the need to remove or disassemble the engine housing. The present invention may include a central body portion, a first cylindrical body portion having a proximal end that is carried by the central body portion, a second cylindrical body portion having a proximal end that is carried by the central body portion, a bore hole that extends through the first cylindrical body portion, the central body portion and the second cylindrical body portion and a plurality of alignment holes for guiding a fastener to the seal without contacting the shaft so that the seal may be secured to the tool, the alignment holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rooster Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: John DeMaria
  • Patent number: 10870206
    Abstract: A workpiece gripping device includes a base body and a pair of finger units configured to grip a workpiece. A first finger unit of the pair of finger units includes a scoop member configured to reciprocate in the direction of the arrow Z relative to the base body and rotate on a plane perpendicular to the direction of the arrow Z. A second finger unit of the pair of finger units includes a pressing member configured to reciprocate in the direction of the arrow X and rotate on a plane perpendicular to the direction of the arrow Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Hara
  • Patent number: 10870184
    Abstract: An anti-pivot and lock mechanism for a clamp including a horizontal post connected and moveable relative to a vertical post. The mechanism engages the vertical post and horizontal post above or below a pivot axis of the horizontal post to prevent or minimize pivoting movement of the horizontal post between changes of consecutive clamped workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Wang
  • Patent number: 10870185
    Abstract: An F-type clamp with an anti-pivot and lock mechanism that engages a side of the first post facing the clamp head below a pivot axis of the guide arm of the clamp; or the anti-pivot axis engages a second side opposite the first side and above the pivot axis of the guide arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Wang
  • Patent number: 10870145
    Abstract: A device for attaching a joining element to a component section, which device is for a tool for attaching the joining element to the component section, wherein the joining element is adapted to be temporarily placed in a holding position and then shifted out of the holding position onto the component section by a linearly movable punch of the tool, wherein the joining element is temporarily placed in the holding position by means for providing a pressure difference in a region of the holding position, wherein the pressure difference on the temporarily placed joining element provides a holding force that acts on the joining element, so that the joining element is held positionally fixed in the holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TOX PRESSOTECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Badent, Roland Wendt
  • Patent number: 10864620
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a tool for holding a recessed handle structure to be installed into a hole manufactured into the interior or bottom surface of a trunk door, providing required rotational leverage, and applying required linear pressure to locking tabs of the recessed handle structure as it is being installed into the interior or bottom surface of the trunk door, thereby securing the recessed handle structure within the hole manufactured into the interior or bottom surface of the trunk door. The use of this tool effectively saves time and protects the installer's fingers, hands, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Dana Ratliff
  • Patent number: 10864625
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to an apparatus having an elongated support with a recess. The apparatus includes multiple legs rotatably coupled to the elongated support so as to move between open and closed positions. The multiple legs collapse and retract from the open position to the closed position so as to nest within the recess of the elongated support. The multiple legs expand and deploy from the closed position to the open position so as to extend from the recess of the elongated support. The apparatus includes multiple arms rotatably coupled to the multiple legs so as to move between deployed and retracted positions. The multiple arms telescopically compress in a direction so as to slidably retract from the deployed position to the retracted position. The multiple arms telescopically expand in another opposite direction so as to slidably extend from the retracted position to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: JS Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jared W. Hanlon
  • Patent number: 10857637
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjusting device for spatially adjusting the position of an object, comprising a plurality of plate elements which are arranged one over the other and which have radial guide structures that engage into one another at mutually facing sides, wherein at least one pair of movement plates and a pair of inclination plates are arranged on a base. The movement plates have a constant thickness, and the respective upper radial guide structures and lower radial guide structures of each movement plate are offset eccentrically relative to one another. The inclination plates have a variable thickness, and the respective upper radial guide structures and lower radial guide structures of each inclination plate are arranged concentrically to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN—ROSSENDORF E.V.
    Inventor: Uwe Bartheld
  • Patent number: 10857656
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a leveling device for adjusting an installation gap between a first component and a second component. The first component and the second component respectively have a cooperative installation surface, the cooperative installation surface of the first component is provided with at least one leveling device; the leveling device comprises a driving device installed in the cooperative installation surface of the first component and an adjustment head rotatably connected to the driving device, the adjustment head moves upwardly or retracts downwardly relative to the cooperative installation surface of the first component; the driving device drives the adjustment head to protrude outside an installation position thereof and abut with the second component located on an opposite side of the installation position of the adjustment head to adjust the gap between the first and second component. The present invention relates to an easy-to-level display screen using the leveling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Roe Visual Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Danhu Cai, Yongfei Yu, Shunwen Tian, Ping Wu, Sen Zhang, Zhanqiang Li, Chen Lu, Dries Vermeulen