Patents Examined by William A. Rivera
  • Patent number: 11141028
    Abstract: An improved cap for a paper dispenser with an adjustable tension control and a tension grip having several ribs and a spring housing for accommodating a tension spring within the housing, a first and second circular end rings on the two end tips of the tension grip, a tension rod attached to the first circular end, a spring base having a threaded shaft, a tension adjustment dial, having a ribbed outer surface, and a plurality of braking blades, extending in a longitudinal direction to the plane of the tension adjustment dial and coming into frictional contact with an inner surface of the tension grip or the second end ring, for controlling the rotational speed and dispensing of the toilet paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Kamenstein
  • Patent number: 11142420
    Abstract: A printing device includes a holder including: a first movable portion including a first support portion; a second movable portion including a second support portion; a pinion; a spring; an adjustment screw; a handle rotatable with the adjustment screw; and a stopper threadingly engaged with the adjustment screw. The first movable portion is movable in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. The second movable portion is movable in the first direction and the second direction in accordance with movement of the first movable portion in the second direction and the first direction. The handle is positioned outside of a region defined between the first and second support portions positioned remotest from each other in the first direction. The stopper is in abutment with one of the first and second movable portions to restrict movements of the first and second movable portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Yushi Kato
  • Patent number: 11142428
    Abstract: A scarf-joint structure for the paper tube of a film dispenser is mounted in a film dispenser, which includes a frame connected with a film installation unit and an adjustment unit. The film installation unit is installed with a film roll and consists of a first positioning member and a second positioning member. The adjustment unit is formed with an operating part and a connecting part, and the operating part is connected with an adjusting member, which is threadably fixed with a screw fastener and further, an elastic member is mounted between the operating part and the connecting part. Thus, the film roll, the first positioning member and a second positioning member can be rotated synchronously, able to prevent the film roll from running idle, causing dislocation and falling off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Yang Bey Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Chi Yu
  • Patent number: 11142419
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a dispenser assembly for dispensing supplies of sheet material. The dispensing assembly can include a carrier supporting the supplies of sheet material and being moveable along a track between various dispensing positions. The dispenser assembly also can include a carrier pivoting assembly with a lever that engages one of the supplies of sheet material and rotates during dispensing thereof, as well as one or more biased pins connected to the lever and configured to engage locking features provided along the track to support the carrier in one of the dispensing positions. The biased pins further can be configured to retract with rotation of the lever such that they disengage the locking features so the carrier to moves along the track to different dispensing position. Other aspects also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Agnew Osborne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11142002
    Abstract: A recording apparatus comprises a lifting mechanism lifting and lowering a roll-shaped medium, wherein the lifting mechanism includes a lifting unit which lifts and lowers in an apparatus height direction and on which the roll-shaped medium is placed, a position adjustment unit configured to adjust a position of the lifting unit in the apparatus height direction, and a base unit supporting the lifting unit and the position adjustment unit. The base unit includes an insertion portion through which a shaft member supporting the base unit is inserted. The insertion portion includes an inner circumferential portion facing an outer circumferential portion of the shaft member. A plurality of rolling elements is disposed in the inner circumferential portion of the insertion portion, and the plurality of rolling elements protrudes from the inner circumferential portion when viewed from an axial direction in which the shaft member extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11136214
    Abstract: A reel holder is disclosed. In some embodiments, the reel holder comprises an opening configured to receive and hold a reel having packaging material and a transceiver configured to communicate with a tag in the reel to receive information stored in the tag. A filling machine system is also disclosed. In some embodiments, the filling machine system comprises a reel holder and a reel provided with a tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Melandri, Paolo De Corte, Marco Magnani, Marco Mazzali
  • Patent number: 11136213
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for engaging a cable from a reel having a reel axle, such as for dispensing the cable from the reel with a motor assembly to figure eight a fiber optic cable sensitive to twisting. An adjustable frame is mounted to a first lifting arm. The adjustable frame is stored in a self-stowed configuration wherein the adjustable frame is vertically stacked parallel to the first lifting arm. The adjustable frame is deployed to align a distal frame end of the adjustable frame near the horizontal center of the reel in a plurality of lifting arm pivot positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Triple C Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay R. Russell, Galen R. Ackerman, Edwin J. Strathman
  • Patent number: 11104543
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical cable reel. According to the invention, the reel comprises an arrangement (4) for remotely monitoring the absence of cable wound around the reel, said arrangement comprising a sensor (4A) and an electronic board connected to the sensor and linked to a remote application that is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Nicolas Poulin, Olivier Pinto
  • Patent number: 11103950
    Abstract: A transportable spool carrier includes a spool hub configured to receive a welding wire spool thereon. A handle is disposed a distance above the spool hub greater than the radial size of the spool hub such that the welding wire spool is transportable via the transportable spool carrier. The handle is vertically aligned with the longitudinal center portion of the spool hub axis to align the handle with a center of gravity of the welding wire spool when the welding wire spool is coupled to the transportable spool carrier. The transportable spool carrier may include two spaced feet configured to support the welding wire spool on a surface when the transportable spool carrier is decoupled from the frame. The spool hub may include an expandable cylinder that, when radially expanded the welding wire spool is locked to the spool hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ESAB AB
    Inventors: Goran Elcic, Jeroen Dekker
  • Patent number: 11097138
    Abstract: A retracting device, vehicle provided therewith and method for retracting a hose. The retracting device includes a frame, a retraction drive connected to the frame for retracting the hose, a coupling configured to couple the frame to a container, and a displacement drive configured to displace the frame relative to the container such that the retracted hose can be placed in the container. The retracting device further includes a hose guide configured to guide the hose for retraction to the retraction drive, and the hose guide is displaceable in operative connection to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HYTRANS BEHEER B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Dirk Hut
  • Patent number: 11097324
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metal strip coil that can suppress a shape failure at an end portion of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Thanh-Nghia Nguyen, Takuya Okamoto, Shinichiro Fukada
  • Patent number: 11091340
    Abstract: Rewinder for the production of paper logs adapted to guide and transversely pre-cut a paper web along a predetermined path, adapted to wind a predetermined amount of the paper web on a core in a winding station, and including a threading mechanism for threading the web along said path. The threading mechanism includes a dragging unit provided to engage the web to drag it along the path with a predetermined feed direction and at least one dragging member to engage a respective flap of the web preceding the production of the logs. The dragging unit is located downstream of the winding station and is adapted to release the flap of the web from the dragging member, the release means being arranged downstream of the dragging so as to intercept the flap of the web and disengage it from the dragging while the web is fed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUTURA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Perini, Giovacchino Giurlani, Francesco Pelaia
  • Patent number: 11091339
    Abstract: A medium supporting device including a support part configured to support a roll body on which a sheet shaped medium is wound, a shaft serving as a rotary axis of the roll body and secured with the support part, and a driver configured to rotate the roll body supported by the support part. The shaft is secured to the support part by using a metal plate having a flat surface provided with an insertion hole, the insertion hole being a hole into which the shaft is inserted. An outer circumference part of the metal plate is restricted from moving in a rotation direction of the roll body relative to an inner circumference part of the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Akahane
  • Patent number: 11083348
    Abstract: A lockout system that is configured to limit use of a rolled web material dispenser assembly to dispense only authorized rolls of web material. The lockout system includes respective first and second mating registration elements that removeably cooperate with one another and provide a rotational cooperation therebetween when engaged with one another. One of the registration elements is non-removeably associated with each authorized roll of web material and the mating registration element is associated with the rolled web material dispenser assembly. The first registration element is supported by the bore of discrete authorized rolls of web material. The corresponding and mating second registration element is supported by the roll dispenser. Mating of the first and second registration elements provides a rotatable linkage that facilitates rotation of the roll relative to the dispenser assembly during the dispense activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarod Sulik, Bernie Ziebart
  • Patent number: 11072513
    Abstract: A lockout system that is configured to limit use of a rolled web material dispenser assembly to dispense only authorized rolls of web material. The lockout system includes respective first and second mating registration elements that removeably cooperate with one another and provide a rotational cooperation therebetween when engaged with one another. One of the registration elements is associated with each authorized roll of web material and the mating registration element is associated with the rolled web material dispenser assembly. The first registration element defines an insert engaged with a bore of discrete authorized rolls of web material. The corresponding and mating second registration element defines a hub that is supported by the roll dispenser. Mating of the first and second registration elements provides a rotatable linkage that facilitates rotation of the roll relative to the dispenser assembly during the dispense activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarod Sulik, Bernie Ziebart
  • Patent number: 11071417
    Abstract: A lockout system that limits use of a rolled web material dispenser assembly to dispense only authorized rolls of web material. The lockout system includes a hub and an insert that cooperate with one another to define mating registration elements that removeably cooperate with one another and provide a rotational cooperation therebetween when engaged with one another. The insert is shaped to be received in a bore of discrete authorized roll of web material. In one embodiment, the insert includes an overlapping portion formed between opposing ends of the insert and preferably between rotational bearing surfaces associated therewith. In another embodiment, the hub supported by the dispenser is moveable relative to the dispenser and renders the hub unavailable for operative cooperation with inserts that are not configured for cooperation therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarod Sulik, Bernie Ziebart
  • Patent number: 11066002
    Abstract: A system includes a collapsible trailer frame and a lifting mechanism coupled to the collapsible trailer frame. The lifting mechanism is configured to raise or lower a coil of pipe or a reel of pipe. The system also includes a braking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: John P. Leger, Peter A. Parker, Kraig Tabor, Jagtar Thethy, Alexander Lee Winn
  • Patent number: 11066264
    Abstract: A method for automatically replacing reels in an unwinding assembly capable of carrying out the handling operations of the reels, as well as preparing and joining the tail of the web of the finished reel with the head of the web of the new reel in a simple, efficient way, reducing the risk of malfunctions and maintaining the correct orientation of the new web as that of the finished web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Pasqualoni
  • Patent number: 11059693
    Abstract: A system includes a drum assembly that includes a support bar having a first end and a second end, and a plurality of drum segments coupled to the support bar. The drum segments are movable between retracted and extended positions, and the drum assembly is configured to be disposed within an interior region of a coil of flexible pipe when the plurality of drum segments are in the retracted position. The system also includes a first containment flange coupled to the drum assembly at the first end, a second containment flange coupled to the drum assembly at the second end, a first coupling device configured to removably couple the first containment flange to the drum assembly, and a second coupling device configured to removably couple the second containment flange to the drum assembly. The first and second containment flanges are configured to contain the flexible pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TRINITY BAY EQUIPMENT HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Ricardo Garcia, Jonathan Guerrero, Matthew Allen Hegler, John Leger, Matthew Lousteau, Juan Moreno, Jagtar Thethy, Alexander Lee Winn
  • Patent number: 11058264
    Abstract: A system for a toilet paper holder and dispenser including a dispensing assembly, a storage assembly and a shelf assembly is disclosed. The toilet paper dispenser includes means for dispensing toilet paper to users, preferably in commercial bathrooms. The toilet paper dispenser is capable of also storing additional toilet paper rolls for future usage. The shelf assembly includes a shelf atop of the storage assembly for holding items thereon, such as a mobile phone, for example. The shelf includes a non-skid surface that helps to secure items placed thereon from falling to a ground surface. There is also hooks placed adjacent to the toilet paper dispenser which are capable of holding items such as purses or keys, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen M. Cohen