Hand-manipulative Patents (Class 219/227)
  • Patent number: 11124019
    Abstract: A finish removal tool for removal of a variety of finishes is provided having a rigid two-handled body, a scraper blade and ducted forced convection heating and cooling elements configured for continuous operation. Embodiments may include adjustable power levels, temperature sensor, indicator lighting, exhaust ducting and heat shields. A variety of scraper blade accommodations are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Curtis
  • Patent number: 10968779
    Abstract: A method for unscrewing a link nut of an HP rotor of a twin-spool turbine, including a front fan, an intermediate casing, a HP module with a HP rotor, and a LP turbine module, the intermediate casing including a support bearing for the HP rotor, the rotor being retained in the bearing by the link nut, the method including: placing an unscrewing tool in front of the link nut after having removed the fan and released access to the nut from the front; with rotation of the HP rotor locked and the frontal unscrewing tool including a socket spanner including teeth having a shape that complements that of teeth of the link nut, attaching a mounting for the socket spanner to the intermediate casing, the socket spanner being rotatably mounted on the mounting, and applying an unscrewing torque to the socket spanner. An unscrewing tool implements the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Fabrice Tailpied, Michel Bertin, Jean-Michel Couture, Herve Dagron, Roland Manchon, Cedric Mustiere
  • Patent number: 10813775
    Abstract: An articular ball impactor having a heat resistant material used during “heat shrink fit” process for providing secure fixation of Morse taper components in modular orthopedic implants. The female Morse component of the articular ball is heated by electromagnetic unit providing thermal expansion. Subsequently, it is impacted over the male Morse taper component and then cooled by commonly used sterile irrigation fluid allowing the female Morse component to shrink thus providing considerable compression, fit and significant reduction of micromotion that has been so widely responsible of fretting and mechanical corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Joint Innovation Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Zafer Termanini
  • Patent number: 10660320
    Abstract: A tool for injecting prepared bait into an artificial fishing lure having a handle with a generally linear upper portion and a punch tube moveably engaged with the upper portion for movement between a retracted position and an extended position to bore the fishing lure, receive bait in the tube, and inject bait into the bored fishing lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Bailey, Isidore I. Lamke
  • Patent number: 10470845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispenser device for dental material, the dispenser device including a body, a capsule configured to detachably couple with the body, and to accommodate a dental material, a piston configured to pressurize the capsule and to discharge the dental material from the capsule, an actuator configured to actuate the piston, and a heating unit provided to the body, and configured to locally heat the capsule. The heating unit includes a film heater configured to generate heat for heating the capsule provided to the body, and a heat transferor provided between the capsule and the film heater, configured to transfer the heat generated from the film heater to the capsule, and formed using a metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: B&L BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: In Whan Lee, Seung Ki Baek, Gil Hwan Sung, In Jeong Choi
  • Patent number: 10441281
    Abstract: A powered surgical stapler comprising an outer housing body, a shaft housing rotatable relative to the outer housing body, an elongate shaft extending from the shaft housing and including a driver, an inner housing assembly configured to be removably attached to the outer housing body, a plurality of securing features, and a loading unit is disclosed. The inner housing assembly comprises a motor configured to output rotary motions, a battery, control electronics in signal communication with the motor and a shaft output configured to be driven by the motor. The plurality of securing features are configured to align and hold the inner housing assembly in a position which allows the shaft output to be operably attached to the driver. The loading unit is removably attachable to the elongate shaft and comprises an end effector configured to perform an end effector function in response to the rotary motions of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10307928
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a device, robot with such a device, punch for such a device and method for punching an opening into a lightweight metal sheet that has at least two metallic outer layers and at least one non-metallic core layer arranged between the metallic outer layers, the device having means for carrying out a relative movement of a punch with respect to the lightweight metal sheet and a quill with an integrated heat source, the punch being able to be heated up by the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP AG, THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Azeddine Chergui, Andreas Niesen
  • Patent number: 10307850
    Abstract: A solder removal apparatus is provided. The solder removal apparatus comprises a plurality of solder-interfacing protrusions extending from a body by a length. Each of the plurality of solder-interfacing protrusions is configured to remove a corresponding one of a plurality of solder features from a semiconductor device, where each of the plurality of solder features has a height and an amount of solder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10279783
    Abstract: The ice-removing device is configured to remove ice from the exterior surface of a vehicle. Specifically, the ice-removing device is an apparatus that applies an ice-removing chemical to the exterior surface of the vehicle for the purpose of removing the accumulation of ice on the vehicle. The ice-removing device comprises a reservoir, a hose, a pump, a removal device and a deicing fluid. The pump transports the deicing fluid from the reservoir through the hose to the vehicle. The removal device is a structure that is designed to scrap and move ice that has accumulated on the vehicle. The removal device is mounted on the outlet port of the pump such that the deicing fluid flows through the removal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Hayes
  • Patent number: 10173188
    Abstract: A hand-held blender includes a housing and a body. The body is disposed in the housing, and the body comprises a microprocessor, a pressure sensor, a pressure button, a driving device, a coupling, a stirring rod, a power switch and a safety protection device; the coupling is connected with the stirring rod and driving device, respectively; the microprocessor is connected with the driving device. The safety protection device includes a safety switch and a security processing chip; the security processing chip is connected with the safety switch and the microprocessor, respectively; the microprocessor unlocks or locks the whole circuit of the hand-held blender only after receiving the signal of unlocking or locking from the security processing chip; the pressure sensor is connected with the pressure button and the microprocessor, respectively; the microprocessor controls the voltage provided to the driving device in accordance with the pressure applied on the pressure button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huiyang Allan Plastic & Electric Industries Co., Limited
    Inventors: Shu Sang Cheung, To Yin Pang
  • Patent number: 9833917
    Abstract: A shaving razor cartridge with a housing having a guard, a cap, and one or more blades located between the guard and the cap. The guard is positioned in front of the one or more blades and the cap is positioned behind the one or more blades. A heat delivering element is mounted to the housing for transferring heat during a shaving stroke. The heat delivering element includes a skin contacting surface and an opposing bottom surface defined by a perimeter wall. An insulating member is positioned within the perimeter wall. The insulating member has a first surface facing the bottom surface of the heat delivering element and a second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Hodgson, Norbert Broemse, Klaus Heubach, Timo Schmitt, Maurice Schirmer, Felix Koenig, Juergen Behrendt
  • Patent number: 9610645
    Abstract: A desoldering tool and control system including enhanced features for detecting solder clogging as well as on-delay and sleep mode functions to enhance the life of the desoldering tool components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikazu Mochizuki, Hitoshi Takeuchi, Tetsuo Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20140347460
    Abstract: A microscope having an objective lens and illumination means configured in combination such that said illumination means illuminates a specimen through a different region of the objective lens than that used for observation, and having an opaque region separating the illumination and observation regions. The basic optical design is capable of resolving optically isolated micron-sized voxels deep within tissue, without the use of a computer and when illuminated only with visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Steven E. Richfield
  • Patent number: 8757287
    Abstract: An electric-motor kitchen appliance, in particular an electric-motor handheld device, preferably a hand mixer, includes a switch. The invention also relates to a finger-actuated electric control for the switch, and to a method for switching on/off a kitchen appliance. The switch is unlocked when the safety switch is actuated by the finger of a user. The safety switch is electronically switched. The possibility of unintentionally operating the electric-motor of the kitchen appliance is reduced due to the manual operation of the two separate switches. As a result, the safety of the electric-motor kitchen appliance in the household is significantly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Marjan Mak, Darko Ogrizek, Aleksander Sedovsek, Uros Semeja
  • Patent number: 8715210
    Abstract: A pocket-size self-heating massage stone includes a first receptacle having a rim portion, an interior recess and being made of ceramic slip, porcelain or stoneware slip and a second receptacle having a rim portion, an interior recess and being made of ceramic slip, porcelain or stoneware slip. A heating element is arranged in the interior recess of the second receptacle and being positioned in direct contact to transmit heat directly to a surface of the second receptacle such that the heating element only directly heats the second receptacle and does not directly heat the first receptacle. A rechargeable battery is disposed within the massage stone. The first and second receptacles are connected to one another via only the rim portions and the interior recesses of the first and second receptacles are free of connectors which connect together the first and second receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Dominic Orlando
  • Patent number: 8551080
    Abstract: A system for heating a heat-transformable shape memory surgical device. The system includes a sealed, sterilizable housing, a thermal probe for heating the shape memory surgical device, the thermal probe being connected with the housing, and a printed circuit board positioned within the housing. The printed circuit board includes a system controller having a power circuit for controlling the receipt and distribution of heating power to the thermal probe, a feedback circuit for measuring a condition of the shape memory surgical device via the thermal probe, and a control circuit for receiving data from the feedback circuit and adjustably controlling an amount of heating power that the power circuit distributes to the thermal probe. The control circuit includes an automatic-cutout circuit for terminating the distribution of heating power to the thermal probe after a specific amount of time or upon the occurrence of a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: InteliFUSE, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Ashman, Eugene Antoine, Jr., Charles R. Strand
  • Patent number: 8544478
    Abstract: A dual gas and AC electric hair styler comprises: a heater, a housing, and a control member movably disposed in the housing. One end of the control member is exposed out of the housing and another end of the control member is inserted in the housing to connect a linkage device of the heater. The linkage device includes a guiding member. A gas supply and an electric power supply are selectively inserted in the housing to the heater and each have a valve which is pressed to achieve connection. The axial movement of the control member causes axial movements of the linkage device and the guiding member to affect connection of the gas and the electric power supply to the heater. The hair styler can be powered by gas or electric power, and the switching of gas and electric power supplies can be done by the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Manica-Taiwan Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng-Chih Liao, Yen-Chin Cheng
  • Patent number: 8476556
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention provides a gemstone heating system for expanding capillary vessel. The system comprises a gemstone heating pad, a magnet, a heat conductor, a heating element, and an insulating cover. The gemstone heating pad comprises a front surface, a rear surface, a recess portion provided on a central portion of the rear surface, a enclosing wall portion configured for enclosing the recess portion. The magnet is embedded in the recess portion of the gemstone heating pad. The heat conductor encloses the recess portion of the gemstone heating system. The heating element is disposed in the heating conductor. The insulating cover is configured for insulating the heat conductor and the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Wonwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 8464729
    Abstract: A hair styler capable of producing steam not only can produce steam to assistant the user doing hair style, but also that the hair styler is provided with leak proof members between the respective parts of the hair styler, which can provide better sealing effect and prevent water leakage problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Manica-Taiwan Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng-Chih Liao, Yen-Chin Cheng
  • Publication number: 20120311865
    Abstract: Disclosed is a razor blade having a mineral blade with a mineral cutting edge, with the mineral cutting edge having a radius of less than about 20 nanometers and an angle of about 40-50 degrees and wherein the mineral blade is coated in an adhesion promoter and an outer layer and a method of making the razor blade. Also disclosed is a razor having a mineral blade, and a method of making the razor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ZAFIRRO, LLC
    Inventors: HAYDEN HAMILTON, RYAN McCARTHY, SIRI M. KHALSA, JACLYN KAMPMEIER, JONATHAN MORRIS, CARL ALVIANI, GRAEME WAGONER-LYNCH, JAMES KELLERMAN
  • Publication number: 20120285943
    Abstract: Single hand portable and operated pistol shaped device for melting and providing cheese and other irregularly shaped meltable foods heated by electric power. Food reloading can be made holding the device in one hand completely assembled in its work position by nozzle in the frame. It has setable self controlled working temperature for different foods and a few moving parts that are reusable for new operations without dismantling. It has a cover to prevent accidents with hot parts. A single hand closing is needed for providing melted food and opening the hand the device gets ready automatically for new reloading and operation cycle. Main parts: piston, lever, frame, cover, heater and thermostat. Main operation features: fast, clean, safe and reliable. Low cost manufacture, simple and cheap to produce and sell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Eduardo Vicente GUERRERO
  • Patent number: 8274015
    Abstract: A heater rolling pin having a roller body, stainless steel axles, hollow roller interior, roller outer surface, a handle mounted to each axle, electrical tactile switch secured to one end of the roller, a heater secured inside the roller interior, batteries and a battery holder at the opposite end of the roller. The internal heater makes the outer surface of the roller hot. The roller is manufactured from food grade aluminum alloy and is hard anodized and dyed to make the surface very hard and scratch resistant. The roller has two food quality, high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic handles with stainless steel axles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Maria E. Dellutri
  • Publication number: 20120234821
    Abstract: A non-combustion smoking tool is usable with a commercial cigarette or cigar as it is, the tool vaporizes nicotine from the tobacco leaves and enables inhalation of the vaporized nicotine without burning the product. The non-combustion smoking tool has a heater to be used which includes a coil part and a linear part to be inserted into a commercial cigarette or cigar, wherein the linear part preheats the tobacco leaves, and the coil part heats air around the coil part so that, when a smoker inhales, the heated air around the coil part passes through the tobacco leaves so as to vaporize nicotine contained in the tobacco leaves and enable inhalation of the vaporized nicotine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8222559
    Abstract: An automatic soldering machine includes a frame assembly, an electric iron and a movable module fixed on the frame assembly. The movable module is used for making the electric iron connected with the movable module randomly move to a specified position at a predetermined area. The movable module includes a first driving unit having a first leading element movable along a first axis, a second driving unit having a second leading element movable along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, a third driving unit having a third leading element movable along a third axis perpendicular to the first and second axis and a rotating unit capable of rotating around an axis thereof. The third driving unit is connected with the first leading element. The second driving unit is connected with the third leading element. The rotating unit is connected with the second leading element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Lin Chen, Xiao-Lin Wu, Shaobo Zhang, Zai-Wei Zou, Jun Ma
  • Patent number: 8106328
    Abstract: A method for quick temperature compensation for an electric soldering iron is provided. The electric soldering iron includes a static temperature control circuit and a dynamic temperature control circuit. Amount of the static temperature control mainly depends on a temperature setting signal, a real-time temperature detecting signal and a temperature additional signal, while the dynamic temperature control is made on the basis of Kalman digital filter principle. During the dynamic temperature control, a differentially amplified temperature regulation and control signal is identified by a heat transfer function of the soldering iron head, and an temperature additional compensation amount is calculated and output, only when the heat transfer function of the soldering iron head is conformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: L Lab Corporation
    Inventor: Xiaogang Liu
  • Patent number: 8013276
    Abstract: A pair of soldering tweezers having a first arm having a distal end that is adjustably positionable in a direction parallel to its central longitudinal axis and a second arm having a distal end that is adjustably positionable in a direction perpendicular to its central longitudinal axis. The tweezers also include a biasing mechanism configured to urge the distal ends of the first and second arms apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Carlomagno
  • Patent number: 7982163
    Abstract: A heat gun has a body with a support mechanism mounted on the handle. The support mechanism includes at least one arm moveably mounted on the handle and which is capable of moving between a first retracted position and a second extended position. The at least one arm, when it is in its extended position, is capable of co-operating with the body to form a platform upon which the heat gun can rest on a work surface while the nozzle is placed remotely from the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kwok Wah Chung, Han Jun Deng
  • Patent number: 7964822
    Abstract: A paint remover including a receptacle adapted to hold a hot air gun having a hot air output and an attachment coupled to the receptacle for attaching a blade to the receptacle and for aligning the blade with the hot air output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Chi Ming Suen
  • Publication number: 20110139763
    Abstract: The heated snow shovel combines a snow shovel with an ice chopper. Both shovel and chopper are configured to resemble a human hand or glove. Heat is supplied to both utensils via battery-powered electric heating coils. Mounted on a common handle, the ice chopper utensil can be raised and lowered relative to the shovel. The ice chopper can also be made to vibrate. Controls are provided to regulate the heat supplied to each utensil. The handle is ergonomically configured to enhance comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: JEFF GLASSMAN
  • Patent number: 7939783
    Abstract: A hand-held electric sealer with a detachable sealing module includes a casing, a sealing module, and a press bar. The casing includes, among others, a front contact holder which is provided with an engagement hole. The sealing module includes, among others, a lower cover from underside of which extended an engagement piece. The engagement piece of the sealing module can be engaged with the engagement hole of the casing, such that the sealing module can be conveniently attached to, or detached from, the casing, and that replacement of a damaged sealing module can be readily achieved. In addition, for the sealing module dual heating wires may also be employed so as to obtain a desirable sealing effect to plastic bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Chang
  • Publication number: 20100206864
    Abstract: A heater rolling pin having a roller body, stainless steel axles, hollow roller interior, roller outer surface, a handle mounted to each axle, electrical tactile switch secured to one end of the roller, a heater secured inside the roller interior, batteries and a battery holder at the opposite end of the roller. The internal heater makes the outer surface of the roller hot. The roller is manufactured from food grade aluminum alloy and is hard anodized and dyed to make the surface very hard and scratch resistant. The roller has two food quality, high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic handles with stainless steel axles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Maria E. Dellutri
  • Patent number: 7777157
    Abstract: A blanket warmer is disclosed. The blanket warmer is lightweight, portable, and consumes minimal power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Life Gear LLC
    Inventor: Casey Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7759611
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable heat sealing apparatus with a safety circuit design. The portable heat sealing apparatus comprises a body, a heating module, an upper case and a power module. The heating module and the upper case ensure a smooth, continuous bond between facing surfaces of a plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventors: James Cheney, Maobang Tsai
  • Patent number: 7730921
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are disclosed for the welding of thermoplastic endless belts (28). Direct current is passed through a ni-chrome wire (27) to produce enough heat such that the thermoplastic melting point of the belt material is reached. The wire is mechanically moved through the abutting thermoplastic belt. The free ends being welded are securely held together with clamping members (2) and (4). In another embodiment a ni-chrome ribbon (54) is embedded in an electrically insulated screen to produce a heated planar surface. The invention is particularly suitable for the welding of polyurethane thermoplastic belts. Because the invention is hand held and it uses battery power, it is especially adapted for welding belts in the food processing industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Ronnie B. Acors
  • Patent number: 7700897
    Abstract: A hand-held electric sealer having a detachable sealing module, comprises a casing having a module chamber located at the front end of the casing and a battery chamber beside the module chamber, a sealing module unitarily attached to or detached from the module chamber, and a press bar pivotally fixed at the rear end of the casing. Also disclosed is a detachable sealing module for use with the hand-held electric sealer, comprising a module cover plate and a module seat plate which form an accommodating space for receiving a heating mechanism, where the top portion of the heating mechanism protrudes from the module cover plate upon being biased by a spring secured in the module seat plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Welcome Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ammy Chou, Richard Chang
  • Publication number: 20100065545
    Abstract: A heat gun has a body with a support mechanism mounted on the handle. The support mechanism includes at least one arm moveably mounted on the handle and which is capable of moving between a first retracted position and a second extended position. The at least one arm, when it is in its extended position, is capable of co-operating with the body to form a platform upon which the heat gun can rest on a work surface while the nozzle is placed remotely from the work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Kwok Wah Chung, Han Jun Deng
  • Publication number: 20100012143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hairstyling device (1) comprising two jaws (2, 3), each supporting at one end a treatment surface (10, 11), at least one of which includes a heating element, said jaws (2, 3) being mounted so as to pivot about a hinge (4) at the other end between an open position that allows the hair to be inserted between the two treatment surfaces (10, 11) and a closed position for placing it in contact with the two treatment surfaces (10, 11), said jaws (2, 3) forming two handle halves (5, 6) between the treatment surfaces (10, 11) and the hinge. According to the invention, the device (1) includes return means for the handle halves (5, 6), which cause pressure to be applied to the treatment surfaces (10, 11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Benedicte SIMOND, Marc Legrain, Xavier Vacheron
  • Patent number: 7608805
    Abstract: A control system and method of controlling a battery powered heating device such as a soldering or desoldering tool that includes a control circuit to control the delivery of power to a cartridge heating tip and to cycle the power to the cartridge heating tip during times of no use so as to minimize the amount of power expended to maintain the device in a ready or usable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Toshinobu Ishihara, Hitoshi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20090260650
    Abstract: A hairdressing device is designed to heat a hair at different temperatures. The device includes first and second arms coupled together by a hinge so that the arms can be closed together when pressed toward each other, each of the first and second arms including a grip portion and a head portion extending from the grip portion. The first arm includes a first heat generating body having at least one electric heater arranged in the head portion for heating a hair. The second arm includes a second heat generating body having two electric heaters arranged side by side in the head portion for heating the hair at different temperatures and a digital display part provided on an outer surface of the second arm for indicating information on a permanent to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: BLUECERAMIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Shim Jung
  • Patent number: 7568255
    Abstract: A thermal storage bare surface cleaner comprises a cleaning implement wrapped over a cleaning head and positioned between the cleaning head and the surface to be cleaned. The cleaning head comprises a thermal storage body for absorbing heat and releasing the heat over an extended period of time. The released heat warms the cleaning implement and enhances the cleaning performance thereof. The cleaning head be removably mounted to an upright handle for cleaning bare floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Bissell Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Krebs
  • Publication number: 20090107976
    Abstract: An applicator for decorative objects, includes a heating rod (14) projecting from a handle (12) and carrying at a free end thereof a suction head (20), a suction line (22) that passes from the suction head through the heating rod and the handle and is connected to a subatmospheric pressure source (24), and the handle (12) is provided with a vent hole (36) that is connected to the suction line (22) and adapted to be closed with a finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: VIVA-DECOR GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Franken
  • Publication number: 20090087247
    Abstract: This invention relates to a low voltage battery operated handheld waxing depilatory device used to remove unwanted body hair quickly, safely and with ease by allowing a depilatory wax stick to enter an opening in the battery door (100) through which the wax stick is conveyed by the battery/wax stick support (80) by the Advance Assembly lever (40) which guides it towards and through the Heating Element Guide (30) to the Heating Element (20) where the wax reaches it melting point then is gentle forced by the Advance Assembly lever (40) causing the melted wax to pass through the Heating Element's opening (20) to the reach the surface where it is being applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Charles E Jennings, Donald F. Jewell
  • Publication number: 20090032048
    Abstract: A hair iron 1 includes a pair of grips 9 being rotatably connected to a base end so as to be openable and closable; and a heating part 11 being provided to be opposed to a tip end side of each grip 9 wherein each heating part 11 has a flat opposing surface, a rear surface side of the heating part 11 has a curved curling part 13, and at least one curling part 13 has an auxiliary case 15 with a curved surface having a different curvature from that of the curling part 13 so as to be attachable and detachable thereto and therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Shuhei SUZUKI, Kaoru KANAYA
  • Publication number: 20080257372
    Abstract: A device for enhancing vision for a hair curling iron for conventional curling iron of the general type having clamping members, two heating members, two bases and two styling members wherein the improvement comprises a mirror element attached to one of the bases. In another embodiment, a styling iron comprising an upper body having inner and outer surfaces, an upper cover attached to the upper body, a heating element between the upper cover and the inner surface, a lower body operationally attached to the upper body, the lower body having inner and outer surfaces, a lower cover attached to the lower body, a second heating element between the lower cover and the inner surface of the lower body, and a mirror attached to the outer surface of the upper body. Moreover, the styling iron may further comprise an insulating element between the heating element and the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Jennifer MILLS, Scott Mills
  • Publication number: 20080216860
    Abstract: A hairstyling device composed of a handle (1), at least one heating part (3) cooperating with a retaining part (2), each mounted in a respective housing (6, 22; 5, 20) joined to the handle (1), at least one of the heating (3) or retaining (2) parts being float-mounted inside its housing (6, 5), hair being able to be inserted between the heating part (3) and the retaining part (2). At least one of the heating (3) or retaining (2) parts has a first permanent magnet (11) cooperating with a second, opposing permanent magnet (12) belonging to its housing (6, 22; 5, 20), the second permanent magnet being mounted in phase with the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Marc LEGRAIN
  • Patent number: 7315010
    Abstract: An electric heat sealer for sealing workpieces such as plastic bags or the like includes a casing defining a battery chamber, a press bar pivotally connected to the casing, a sealing mechanism supported on a compression spring in a spring holder inside the casing, and a safety device. The sealing mechanism is electrically connected to produce heat for sealing the workpiece being put thereon when the press bar pressed against the sealing mechanism. The safety device breaks the electrical circuit when the apparatus is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: WELCOME Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shu Hui Chou, Richard Chang
  • Patent number: 7312421
    Abstract: A detachable heat sealing apparatus includes a size-adjustable unitary externally-attached electric heating device and a power supplier, wherein the electric heating device is coupled to the external front side of a power supplier holding casing by means of a detachable coupling arrangement such that the electric heating device or the power supplier can be replaced when damaged or, a different model of electric heating device can be fastened to the casing to substitute the original electric heating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: Ammy Chou, Richard Chang
  • Patent number: 7291810
    Abstract: A hand-held electric sealer used for sealing a plastic bag or the like, including a casing, a sealing mechanism, a press bar, and a safety device. The sealing mechanism has a heating wire, which produces heat for sealing the plastic bag or the like when turned on. The safety device controls the heating of the sealing mechanism, and stops the sealing mechanism from being triggered accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Welcome Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Chang, Ammy Chou
  • Patent number: 7271368
    Abstract: An electric hair curler is disclosed as including a handle; and a heating tube engaged with the handle and having a longitudinal axis, and the heating tube is adapted to be releasably engaged with hair and is operable to heat hair engaged therewith, and the heating tube is rotatably movable relative to the handle about the longitudinal axis of the heating tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Sun Lueng Electrical Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki Cheung Yeung
  • Patent number: 7261537
    Abstract: A forced hot air ice cream scoop and heater for facilitating the removal of ice cream from its container having a handle portion having a first end and a distal end, an inlet and an outlet at the first end of the handle portion, a body having a ladle disposed on the distal end of the handle portion, an air passageway extending from the inlet of the handle portion to the ladle and back to the outlet of the handle portion, wherein the passageway is in fluid connection with the inlet and the outlet, a heater having a heating element for generating heat and a blower for distributing the heat as hot air through the passageway, thereby heating the ladle. A temperature sensing device may be provided for sensing the temperature of the hot air, while an adjustable temperature setting device may also be provided for adjusting the temperature of the hot air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Howard S. Mitz