Patents Examined by Veronica Martin
  • Patent number: 10800126
    Abstract: A machine for producing bags includes a station for forming a tube, which forms a band of transversely perforated flexible material into a tube, a holding station for retaining the tube, a folding station for forming a bottom at the end of the tube, a folding roller having a folding blade for folding a flap at the end of the tube and a tear-off bar for pinching the tube against the drum, the folding station and the holding station being configured to jointly exert a traction on the tube and detach a portion of the tube. The tear-off bar is disposed behind the folding blade, the machine controlling the rotation of the folding station to synchronize the drum with the front of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HOLWEG GROUP
    Inventors: Freddy Oberhauser, Dominique Morel, Cedric Ritondo
  • Patent number: 10788076
    Abstract: A rotation mechanism includes: a housing; a shaft inserted through a hole provided at the housing; bearings installed at the housing and rotatably supporting the shaft; a rotary member provided at one end portion of the shaft, adapted to be rotated together with the shaft, and having a portion that projects to a radially outer side of the hole and faces the housing with a gap having a predetermined size; and a gas passage adapted to connect the gap to outside of the housing and allow gas contained in a portion of the gap to pass to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10787280
    Abstract: A method of producing and filling a paperboard packaging container with pulverulent bulk solids includes forming a tubular container body from a paperboard sheet, the body having upper and lower body openings and a container wall extending between the upper and lower body openings and having inner and outer surfaces; closing the upper body opening with a sealing membrane attached to the inner surface; providing an upper reinforcing rim; inserting at least a lower part of the upper reinforcing rim into the tubular container body at the upper body opening; forming a weld seal between the inner surface and the inserted part of the upper reinforcing rim; presenting the body to a filling station with the bottom body opening of the container body directed upward in a vertical direction; filling pulverulent material into the body through the upwardly directed bottom body opening; and closing the bottom body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Å&R Carton Lund Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Henrik Herlin, Simon Holka, Eva Sunning, Lennart Aveling
  • Patent number: 10779820
    Abstract: A motorized surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a displacement member, a motor coupled to the displacement member, a display, and a control circuit coupled to the motor and the display. The control circuit is configured to measure distance traveled by the displacement member over a predetermined period of time, cause the display to present a selection menu indicia that is indicative of a velocity mode, receive a user input corresponding to the velocity mode, and set the motor velocity of the displacement member based on the measured distance traveled by the displacement member over the predetermined period of time and the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Douglas E. Withers, Shane R. Adams
  • Patent number: 10780535
    Abstract: An automatic screw tightening module includes a plate assembly, an input module, a screwdriver module, a transmission module, a movable module, an elastic element and a position sensor. The screwdriver module includes a screwdriver and a screwdriver sleeve. The transmission module is connected with an input terminal of the input module and the screwdriver sleeve for allowing the input terminal, the transmission module and the screwdriver sleeve to be rotated synchronously. The movable module is movably disposed on a base plate of the plate assembly. The movable module includes a bearing, and portion of the screwdriver sleeve is accommodated in the bearing, so that the screwdriver module and the movable module are moved relative to the base plate. The elastic element is disposed on the base plate and connected with the movable module. The position sensor is disposed on the base plate for sensing a displacement of the movable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Jung Huang, Tzu-Min Yi, Chih-Cheng Peng
  • Patent number: 10766643
    Abstract: Apparatus for winding, folding and stretching a film about a cosmetics container, includes a winding station, in which a film is wound about longitudinal walls of the container so as to form a tubular winding of the film, a sliding plane wound in the tubular winding of film, and a pushing device of a series of spaced paddles for pushing the enveloped container into the tubular winding of film along the sliding plane. A pair of wings are mounted and predisposed rotatably on a corresponding end of a paddle. The wings are rotated with respect to the paddle, so that the wings can first abut a backward portion of the ends of the tubular winding of film and, continuing in rotation with respect to the paddle, can fold and extend the backward portion against the heads of the container during the translation of the paddle above the sliding plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Marcheini Group S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 10744629
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool is provided which performs driving only when a trigger lever is turned ON following a push lever. The fastener driving tool includes a sleeve valve driving a driver blade, and in the sleeve valve, supply and exhaust of compressed air are controlled by a trigger valve. The trigger valve includes a valve piston movable between an air-supply position where the valve piston causes an opening part and a communication port to communicate with each other and blocks an exhaust port, and an exhaust position where the valve piston blocks the opening part and causes the exhaust port and the communication port to communicate with each other, and a plunger movable between a communication position where the plunger causes compressed air in a pressure accumulation chamber to be supplied to a pressure chamber and a shutoff position where the plunger shuts off communication between the pressure accumulation chamber and the pressure chamber and causes air in the pressure chamber to be exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ishizawa
  • Patent number: 10737813
    Abstract: A packaging machine and apparatus for forming and filling plastic bags for containing dry food products such as cereals or the like. The invention comprising a product dispensing port over which a film enveloping the port may pass and an inner passage through which a product may be dispensed. The dispensing port comprises a pair of opposing flaps pivotally coupled to the outlet of the dispensing port which are movable between an open and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Deantoni, Cristina Torok
  • Patent number: 10736629
    Abstract: A tool assembly for use with a closure actuator that is configured to move a first axial closure distance upon actuation thereof. A surgical end effector is operably coupled to a shaft assembly. A firing member assembly operably interfaces with an articulation member. A closure system operably interfaces with the closure actuator such that when the closure actuator is axially advanced through the first axial closure distance, the closure system disengages the firing member assembly and the articulation member and also moves a closure member axially through a second axial closure distance that is less than the first axial closure distance to apply closure motions to the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10730652
    Abstract: A heat sealing packaging machine and method for assembling that includes a package platform for supporting a package, a film carriage carrying a supply of film material, a sealing platform adjacent the package platform and including a conveyor for laterally moving the package to be sealed to a shrink tunnel. The carriage is laterally movable to adjust the position of the film material and a lifting mechanism raises and lowers the sealing platform and the shrink tunnel. The shrink tunnel is laterally movable with respect to the sealing platform and includes a latch mechanism for locking a lateral position of the shrink tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HEAT SEAL LLC
    Inventors: Sean Paul Lazor, Michael Jeffrey Abbott
  • Patent number: 10724243
    Abstract: A process for in-line extrusion of polymeric coatings onto roofing shingles during manufacturing includes moving a web of shingle substrate material in a downstream direction and extruding a liquefied coating of polymeric material onto at least one surface of the moving web to form a thin film. The liquefied coating may be a molten polymeric material that forms a thin film on a back surface of the shingle material to prevent sticking and eliminate the need for a traditional back dusting with material such as powdered stone. The polymeric film further may be applied to the substrate material in lieu of a saturation coating of asphalt, thus reducing cost and weight while providing a comparable moisture barrier and a lighter more flexible shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Olan Thomas Leitch, Mark Logan Keaten, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 10709063
    Abstract: Provided is a battery-powered working machine including a protective bracket which is able to be secured to a casing while being in engagement with a battery pack, which is capable of preventing theft of the battery pack, and which separates a casing-side connection terminal from a battery-side connection terminal at a distance to keep the casing-side and battery-side connection terminals and out of contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Momiyama
  • Patent number: 10695057
    Abstract: A surgical tool assembly that has a first jaw and a second jaw that is movable relative to the first jaw. A firing member assembly is configured to move distally from a starting position. The firing member assembly includes a first firing element and a second firing element that is configured to move between a locked position wherein the second firing element is in locking engagement with a lockout portion of the first jaw to prevent the firing member assembly from moving distally from the starting position upon application of a firing motion thereto and an unlocked position. The firing member assembly is configured to prevent an unlocking load from being applied to an attachment portion of the second firing element upon application of the firing motion thereto when the second firing element is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10687810
    Abstract: A staple cartridge includes a stepped cartridge deck. The staple cartridge further includes tissue retention features configured to resist tissue slippage while tissue is captured between the staple cartridge and an anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10676997
    Abstract: This hydraulic drilling apparatus including a casing comprising a front part, a shank including a fluid injection conduit and intended to be coupled to at least one drill rod equipped with a tool, the shank, a striking piston slidably mounted inside the casing along a striking axis (A) and configured to strike the shank, an extraction piston disposed around the shank and comprising an extraction portion configured to cooperate with the shank, and a cartridge removably mounted on the front part and disposed around the shank, the cartridge including an injection part configured to fluidly connect the fluid injection conduit to a fluid delivery conduit. The cartridge delimits a receiving housing in which the extraction piston is slidably mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MONTABERT
    Inventor: Jean-Sylvain Comarmond
  • Patent number: 10624636
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device includes tool assembly having an anvil assembly and a cartridge assembly including a cartridge channel and a staple cartridge supported within the cartridge channel. The cartridge channel has a pair of spaced sidewalls and a bottom wall. The cartridge assembly includes compression strips that are supported on upper edges of the side walls and are positioned to support the staple cartridge. In embodiments, each of the compression strips includes a connecting portion and the upper edge of each of the side walls defines a slot that is configured to receive the connecting portion of a respective compression strip to secure the compression strip to the side wall of the cartridge channel. In some embodiments, the tool assembly also includes a compressible pad that is supported on the bottom wall of the cartridge channel between the bottom of the cartridge channel and the staple cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John Beardsley, Stanislaw Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10625883
    Abstract: The invention is an auto-packing apparatus for pouch, and comprises: a pouch conveyor 20, a slot magazine 50, a pickup means 60 to pick up the moving pouches 1 on the pouch conveyor 20 and insert them into the slots 51 of the slot magazine 50, a pouch retainer 100 to retain the pouches 1 dropping from the slot magazine 50, a moving means 130 to move one 80 of the side walls 70,80 of the pouch retainer 100 and an opening means 91 to open and close the lower part of the pouch retainer 100 and a controller 180.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Seok tae Kim, Jae in Kim, Sung woo Lee, Jong myung Park, Kyu yong Park
  • Patent number: 10618154
    Abstract: An energy storage tool includes a handle selectively linked to a power spring to deflect and store energy in the spring. The handle is decoupled from a link to the power spring by decoupling members in a release action. A peak release force results during the de-linking that is additive to a spring deflection force. An added motion bar adds leverage to the handle during the decoupling release action to reduce the peak release force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: WORKTOOLS, INC.
    Inventor: Joel S. Marks
  • Patent number: 10611508
    Abstract: A sleeve labeling machine includes a center column, a transmission device, and a cutter device. The center column can unfold the shrink film, and a transmission device will carry the shrink film and let the shrink film sleeve on the center column. Then, the cutter device will cut the shrink film, and the transmission device will keep pulling each cut shrink film to cover the surface of a bottle or a can. Finally, the transmission device will convoy bottles or cans to the next device, and let the shrink film combine with the bottle or the can to complete the bottle or can sleeve labeling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Wang
  • Patent number: 10605406
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool (100) may include an electric power source (110), an electric motor (120) selectively coupled to the electric power source (110), a working assembly (130) operably coupled to the electric motor (120) to perform a working function responsive to actuation of the electric motor (120), and a control assembly (140) operably coupled to the electric motor (120) to provide selective control over actuation of the electric motor (120). The control assembly (140) may be configured to provide the selective control based on performance of at least two dissimilar operator actions. The control assembly (140) may include a sensing member (210) and a throttle control member (200). The sensing member (210) may be configured to be operable to an actuated state responsive to an enabling action comprising a first of the two dissimilar operator actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Pär Martinsson, Mia Herou, Mikael Arvidsson