With Heated Tip Or Other Heat Concentration Means (i.e., Heat Applied To Localized Area) Patents (Class 219/229)
  • Patent number: 10376340
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dental carpule with that includes a nozzle for dispensing a dental composition and a burnisher for burnishing the dispensed composition. The carpule allows burnishing a dental composition with the same device used to dispense the dental composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FISHTECH INC.
    Inventor: Nicolas R. Pruett
  • Patent number: 10352776
    Abstract: Temperature sensing circuitry for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed that can be integrated into integrated circuitry in the IMD and draws very little power, thus enabling continuous temperature monitoring without undue battery depletion. Temperature sensor and threshold setting circuitry produces analog voltage signals indicative of a sensed temperature and at least one temperature threshold. Such circuitry employs a Ptat current reference stage and additional stages, which stages contains resistances that are set based on the desired temperature threshold(s) and to set the voltage range of the sensed temperature. These analog voltages are received at temperature threshold detection circuitry, which produces digital signal(s) indicating whether the sensed temperature has passed the temperature threshold(s). The digital signal(s) are then provided to digital circuitry in the IMD, where they can be stored as a function of time for later review, or used to immediately to control IMD operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Emanuel Feldman, Goran N. Marnfeldt
  • Patent number: 10232456
    Abstract: A soldering iron including an iron main body and an iron tip includes an iron tip main body having a hollow space inside extending along a longitudinal direction; an insulator tube in the hollow space; a heater wire to heat the iron tip main body, and a temperature sensor to detect a temperature of the leading end side of the iron tip, the heater wire includes: an outward route part extending towards a leading end of the iron tip, and a return route part extending towards a base end of the iron tip, while the heater wire folded back at a vicinity of the leading end of the iron tip being wound around the insulator tube, in the insulator tube, a heater wire hole to accommodate the return route part of the heater wire and a sensor wire hole to accommodate a sensor wire are formed independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Taiyo Electric Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichiro Kataoka, Tomohiro Shigekawa, Ikuko Fukuyama, TOmoko Nishimura, Kento Inoue
  • Patent number: 10149665
    Abstract: A combined system for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures includes a needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough, the distal end including a sharp grind for cutting a tissue sample to be collected in the lumen of the needle and a protective sheath sized and shaped to be inserted through the lumen of the needle such that a distal end of the protective sheath extends distally past the distal end of the needle, the protective sheath extending longitudinally from a proximal end to the distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Katharine Eckerline, Sean P. Fleury, Louis Del Ponte
  • Patent number: 10051890
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating article is provided, including an aerosol-forming substrate and a susceptor configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate. The susceptor includes a first susceptor material and a second susceptor material having a Curie temperature, the first susceptor material being disposed in intimate physical contact with the second susceptor material. The first susceptor material may also have a Curie temperature, the second Curie temperature being lower than 500° C., and lower than the Curie temperature of the first susceptor material, if the first susceptor material has a Curie temperature. The use of such a multi-material susceptor allows heating to be optimised and the temperature of the susceptor to be controlled to approximate the second Curie temperature without need for direct temperature monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg Mironov, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Oleg Fursa
  • Patent number: 9958339
    Abstract: Temperature sensing circuitry for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed that can be integrated into integrated circuitry in the IMD and draws very little power, thus enabling continuous temperature monitoring without undue battery depletion. Temperature sensor and threshold setting circuitry produces analog voltage signals indicative of a sensed temperature and at least one temperature threshold. Such circuitry employs a Ptat current reference stage and additional stages, which stages contains resistances that are set based on the desired temperature threshold(s) and to set the voltage range of the sensed temperature. These analog voltages are received at temperature threshold detection circuitry, which produces digital signal(s) indicating whether the sensed temperature has passed the temperature threshold(s). The digital signal(s) are then provided to digital circuitry in the IMD, where they can be stored as a function of time for later review, or used to immediately to control IMD operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Emanuel Feldman, Goran N. Marnfeldt
  • Patent number: 9957862
    Abstract: A spindle assembly of a secondary heater for a diesel exhaust fluid tank having a primary heater, the spindle assembly including a spindle having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end and the second end defining a central axis therebetween, the spindle defining a plurality of grooves arranged between the first end and the second end. The spindle assembly includes a retaining pin coupled to the spindle, the retaining pin extending generally parallel to the central axis. The spindle assembly further includes an attachment mechanism coupled to the second end, the attachment mechanism configured to couple the spindle to an inner surface of the diesel exhaust fluid tank. The spindle and the retaining pin are configured to secure a heating wire within the plurality of grooves between the retaining pin and the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Preetinder Gill, Amar Shah
  • Patent number: 9943232
    Abstract: A thermometry apparatus includes a distal probe tip having a hollow interior. An insulating support is at least partially disposed within the interior of the distal probe tip. The insulating support is configured to receive at least one of at least one heating element and at least one temperature sensing element. According to one version, the insulating support is a flexible circuit strip configured to receive the at least one heating element(s) to protect the leads from damage and premature breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: John P. Kroetz, John A. Lane, David E. Quinn, John T. Delaney, Matthew D. Mulin, Matthew J. Kinsley, Steven R. Slawson, Scott A. Martin, David M. Antos, Ray D. Stone, William N. Cuipylo, Adam P. Vallee
  • Patent number: 9931705
    Abstract: A method or process of fabricating a solder cartridge and solder cartridge made according to the process is disclosed. The solder cartridge made according to the process provides a self-temperature regulating solder tip for an inductive current soldering station having improved heater quality and stability with reduced manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hakko Corp.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Hisao Nemoto
  • Patent number: 9901327
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a needle extending distally from a body. The needle includes a transverse aperture, a first lumen, and a second lumen. A cutter is movable within the first lumen to sever tissue protruding through the transverse aperture. A valve assembly is operable to change the pneumatic state of the second lumen. The valve assembly includes a valve body and a translating member slidably disposed in a bore of the valve body. The valve body includes a first port and a second port. The first port is in fluid communication with the second lumen of the needle. The second port is in fluid communication with atmospheric air. The translating member selectively couples the first port with the second port based on the longitudinal position of the translating member within the bore. The translating member translates relative to the valve body based on the position of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Andrew T. Beckman, Lee Reichel, Chris W. Cicenas, Luke C. Stonis
  • Patent number: 9730679
    Abstract: A device and method for the collection of sterile specimen samples from the uterus is presented. Also presented is a method of delivering nano-encapsulated drugs to the female reproductive tract to treat pelvic inflammatory disease. The device generally is comprised of an outer cannula over which a cover is provided. A sampler may be positioned within the cannula so that when the sampler is advanced through the cannula, the sampler exits an orifice at one end of the cannula and pierces the cover causing it to retract. In use, the device is positioned within the vagina and once correctly positioned, the sampler is advanced thus piercing the cover and allowing an uncontaminated sample to be taken from the uterus or a drug to be delivered directly into the uterus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Natasha Faith Cover, Anna K. Parsons, Arun Kumar
  • Patent number: 9724183
    Abstract: A surgical method is provided, the method including the steps of: providing an artificial or allograft flexible planar structure; providing an implant, the implant including material liquefiable by mechanical oscillation, exposing a surface region of hard tissue or hard tissue substitute material; positioning the implant on an exposed area of the hard tissue or hard tissue substitute material; and fastening the implant to the hard tissue or hard tissue substitute material by impinging the proximal end of the implant with mechanical oscillation and simultaneously pressing the implant against the hard tissue or hard tissue substitute material while the distal end of the implant protrudes into a cavity of the hard tissue or hard tissue substitute material and regions of the liquefiable material are in contact with the hard tissue or hard tissue substitute material, and thereby liquefying at least a portion of the liquefiable material, and letting the liquefiable material resolidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Urs Weber, Andrea Müller, Thomas Knecht, Philipp Seiler, Christopher Rast, Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani
  • Patent number: 9717564
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods provided to remove biopsy specimens from bone and/or associated bone marrow. A powered driver may rotate a biopsy needle at an optimum speed to obtain the biopsy specimen. A thread or a groove may be disposed on interior portions of the biopsy needle. The thread or groove may engage a biopsy specimen and enhance removal of a bone marrow core from cancellous bone. Manufacturing procedures are provided for bonding a single helical thread with interior portions of the biopsy needle. The apparatus may also include a biopsy sample ejector and/or ejector funnel. A biopsy needle set may include a cannula and a trocar with respective tips having optimum configurations, dimensions and/or orientations relative to each other to optimize penetration of a bone and/or bone marrow with minimum patient trauma and enhanced reliability of obtaining a biopsy specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL DEVICES S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, David S. Bolleter, Robert W. Titkemeyer, Christopher Brian Kilcoin, Bradford Hughes Craig
  • Patent number: 9403229
    Abstract: An electric heating tool includes a body to which a power supply member is mounted. A heating device includes a power receiving connector, a seat mounted to the power receiving connector, two connection legs, and a heating element. The power receiving connector is mounted to the power supply member and has two electrodes electrically connected to two electrodes of the power supply member. Each connection leg is received in one of two through-holes of the seat and includes a connection end and a heating end. The connection ends of the connection legs are electrically connected to the electrodes of the power receiving connector. The heating element is connected to the heating ends of the connection legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Jung-Fa Tsai
  • Patent number: 9387310
    Abstract: A balloon catheter system enabling balloon stretching and deflating, and balloon stretch-releasing and inflating operations to be performed at a time with a single operation. The system includes a catheter shaft including outer and inner tubes slidable to each other and a deflatable/inflatable balloon arranged between the distal ends thereof. A solution transport path is formed between the outer and inner tubes. Anterior and posterior tanks are arranged in a handle. The tanks and the inner tube passing through the central portion thereof are slidable to each other. Stopcocks are mounted in sliding portions between the inner tube and these tanks. These tanks are connected to the inside of the balloon via the solution transport path. A piston is provided inside the posterior tank. Thus, the inner pressures of these tanks change by reciprocating the inner tube fixed to the piston, thus simplifying balloon deflating and inflating operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Electel Inc.
    Inventor: Shutaro Satake
  • Patent number: 9327361
    Abstract: An intelligent soldering cartridge that includes: a housing; a solder tip; a heater for heating the solder tip; a storage device for storing information about characteristics of the cartridge; a processor for retrieving the information about characteristics of the cartridge, monitoring the power level delivered to the solder tip to detect liquidus occurrence at a solder joint, determining a thickness of an intermetallic compound (IMC) of the solder joint using some of the retrieved information, determining whether the thickness of the IMC is within a predetermined range, and generating an indication signal indicating that a reliable solder joint connection is formed when the thickness of the IMC is within the predetermined range; and an interface for transmitting the indication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: OK INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Marino, Hoa Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9289014
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater. The heater is formed of a mesh material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Geoffrey B. Jordan
  • Patent number: 9125379
    Abstract: The present invention features a portable branding iron system. The system includes a handle with a handle connector, a built-in rechargeable battery, a heating coil, and a controller. A backing plate is removably connected to the handle via a threaded rod. A patterned metal, such as raised letters or logo, and an optional rotatory numbers are removably disposed on the backing plate. A power switch is disposed on the handle to turn ON or OFF the branding iron. A heat sensor is disposed on the handle connector and sends the temperature signal to the controller to power on one of a plurality of a temperature indicator LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jerone Levy, Javonne L. Levy
  • Patent number: 8707969
    Abstract: A hair treatment device and a corresponding method for treating hair are disclosed. The hair treatment device is suitable for heating hair and has a heating element that is heated to a starting temperature and whose temperature is regulated by a temperature control. The hair treatment device has a sensor that measures data from which a parameter based on the condition of the hair can be generated, wherein the parameter influences the temperature control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Seng, Olaf Soerensen, Christoph Schmitz, Francis Pinto, Markus Schuessler
  • Patent number: 8698042
    Abstract: A device for applying a composition may include an independent electrical energy source, at least one heater member that is powered by the independent electrical energy source and a circuit for controlling the power supply to the heater member. The circuit may be configured to power the heater member at least two power settings that differ at least as a function of the depletion state of the independent electrical energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Patent number: 8689461
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for conductively heated vacuum-based drying of portable electronic devices. For example, a portable electronic device that has been exposed to excessive liquid is placed inside a drying chamber. The drying chamber is closed and a drying routine commences. During the drying routine, the chamber is pressurized to a vacuum level sufficient to gasify liquids inside the device, and the device is conductively heated at least to replace latent heat of vaporization lost during the pressurization. Some embodiments include techniques relating to payment processing, monitoring and feedback control, decontamination, and/or other functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: TekDry, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Roy Cookson, Eric Andrew Jones
  • Publication number: 20130319993
    Abstract: A soldering iron tip includes a mounting portion to be connected to an soldering iron, and a U-shaped tip. The tip includes a connecting plate connected to the mounting portion and two tip portions extending from opposite ends of the connecting plate. The tip is made of material, which is resilient, heat conductive, and having a high temperature resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ten-Chen Ho
  • Patent number: 8569657
    Abstract: A soldering iron (and a desoldering iron) with a replaceable tip, which is releasably securable on the forward heat-conducting end of a soldering (or desoldering) iron heat assembly. The tip has a heat conducting core in a tip cap. Methods of manufacturing and using the tip are also disclosed. A method of manufacturing a replaceable soldering or desoldering iron tip can comprise preparing a cap having a base opening and at least substantially filling the cap through the base opening with a heat conducting material so that a tip core is formed in the cap, the tip core having a core face at the base opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko Yoshimura, Takashi Uetani, Takashi Nagase, Hiroyuki Masaki
  • 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: 8534531
    Abstract: An electric soldering iron includes a soldering iron head, a sensor, a control unit, an air suction fan, a filtering unit, and an output unit. The control unit is connected to the sensor, the air suction fan, the filtering unit, and the output unit. The air suction fan is connected to the output unit through the filtering unit. The soldering iron head can be used to melt rosin and solder. When the sensor detects there is smoke near the soldering iron head, the sensor outputs a signal to the control unit. The control unit controls the air suction fan, the filtering unit, and the output unit to operate according to the signal. The air suction fan draws the smoke in and outputs the smoke to the filtering unit. The filtering unit filters harmful ingredients from the smoke. The output unit outputs the filtered smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai-Qing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8463115
    Abstract: A heating tool, including a housing having a handle, a heat source, a control circuit for controlling power of the heat source, one or more reflectors mounted in the housing to focus radiant energy from the heat source toward a focal region, an opening in the housing for receiving an object to be heated in the focal region, and a blower directing cooling air toward the reflectors and exiting the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Judco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Sydney L. Groves, Stephen C. James
  • Patent number: 8314366
    Abstract: A chisel blade with a permanently attached shaft is disclosed. The chisel blade and shaft are dimensioned and configured such that shaft is removably attachable to a portable heating element. The chisel blade with an attached shaft may include a portable soldering iron with the soldering tip removed. In the two possible embodiments, the chisel blade has a rectangular shape with a beveled cutting surface having a straight cutting edge. In a third embodiment, the chisel blade is concave and the beveled cutting edge is concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Stephen Evans, Baker Wade Whisnant
  • Patent number: 8309877
    Abstract: A heat transferring member comprises a heat transfer body for melting solder, and a pipe inserted into a hole formed in the heat transfer body, wherein heat from a heating member is conducted to the heat transfer body. The pipe includes a tubular-shaped substrate made of copper or copper alloy, and an aluminum oxide film formed at least on a peripheral surface of the tubular-shaped substrate. The pipe may be press-fitted in the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Teraoka, Takashi Nagase
  • Patent number: 8274011
    Abstract: A soldering device includes a tip member and a temperature sensor embedded within the tip member by a buckled copper pipe that is thermally conductive. A soldering device includes a tip member and a temperature sensor embedded within the tip portion by application of a crimping force that deforms the tip portion onto the temperature sensor. A soldering device includes a tip member, a heater member, and a thermally conductive wedge that is pushed into a gap between the tip member and the heater member. A soldering device includes a tip cartridge carried by a handle assembly that includes an o-ring and an o-ring cover that keeps the o-ring from falling off of the handle assembly. The o-ring cover includes a hook portion that engages a catch feature of the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Masaki
  • Patent number: 8237091
    Abstract: A soldering iron (and a desoldering iron) with a replaceable tip, which is releasably securable on the forward heat-conducting end of a soldering (or desoldering) iron heat assembly. The tip has a tapered heat conducting core in a tip cap. The face of the core can have a depression for mating engagement with a protrusion of the heat-conducting end. Also, the face can lie in the rear plane of the tip cap. An assembly which allows for the easy removal and application of a replacement tip can include a sleeve with tightening bolt, a coil spring sleeve, or a slotted compressible sleeve. The tip can thus be replaced after it has worn out, and the heat assembly unit need not be replaced until it has burnt out. Methods of manufacturing and using the tip are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko Yoshimura, Takashi Uetani, Takashi Nagase, Hiroyuki Masaki
  • Patent number: 8222568
    Abstract: An electrically heated tool adapted for an anchoring device includes a housing having an opening, a heating head extending forwardly out of the opening, and a movable member disposed movably on the heating head and extending forwardly out of the opening. The movable member has an engagement hole permitting extension of the heating head therethrough, a front annular surface, a loading portion disposed on the front annular surface, and a loading space defined between the loading portion and the front annular surface. The movable member is movable relative to the heating head between an extended position whereat a front pressing surface of the heating head is spaced apart from a forwardly protruding nose of the device, and a retracted position whereat the front pressing surface contacts the nose. A spring is disposed for biasing the movable member toward the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Chia-Wen Hsu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120024834
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a melting pen is provided, comprising: a heating element, which is controllably connected to a power source, means for regulating the current from said power source, which reaches said heating element, so that, said heating element is capable of melting plastic sheets of predetermined thicknesses, and a protective spring surrounding said heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Floyd William Kaylor
  • Publication number: 20110284517
    Abstract: An electrically heated tool adapted for an anchoring device includes a housing having an opening, a heating head extending forwardly out of the opening, and a movable member disposed movably on the heating head and extending forwardly out of the opening. The movable member has an engagement hole permitting extension of the heating head therethrough, a front annular surface, a loading portion disposed on the front annular surface, and a loading space defined between the loading portion and the front annular surface. The movable member is movable relative to the heating head between an extended position whereat a front pressing surface of the heating head is spaced apart from a forwardly protruding nose of the device, and a retracted position whereat the front pressing surface contacts the nose. A spring is disposed for biasing the movable member toward the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Chia-Wen HSU
  • Patent number: 8030596
    Abstract: A handheld knife includes an electric powered heater for raising the temperature of the knife blade for cutting and melting thermoplastics and the like. Two embodiments of the knife are shown, one for standard 120 volt AC current and one which includes a 24 volt battery pack. The method of use describes the steps of selecting an item for cutting, heating the knife blade by depressing a switch thereon and then manually drawing the knife blade across the item to cut selected materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: C & W Container Corp.
    Inventor: Michael E. Conner, Sr.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110095012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a handheld clamp device for applying heat to a golf ball. The clamp may have two lever arms each attached at one end to a pivot. A golf ball receiving unit may be attached to each lever arm at the opposite end as the pivot. Each golf ball receiving unit may include a heating element. The internal heating surface of each golf ball receiving unit may contain a pattern, which can be a dimple pattern. When in use, the handheld device may heat the surface of a golf ball such that the pattern on the internal heating surfaces forms a dimple pattern into the surface of the golf ball. The handheld clamp device may be included as part of a kit, along with multiple sets of golf ball receiving units, and sometimes at least one golf ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Chyi Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110073583
    Abstract: The present invention involves a soldering equipment, which comprises a soldering station, a soldering iron, and a soldering iron tip surface temperature detecting module; a control system is arranged in the soldering station; the soldering iron tip surface temperature detecting module transmits the detected surface temperature of a soldering iron tip to the control system; after the control system comparing the surface temperature of the soldering iron tip with a set temperature, the control system adjusts the power automatically according to the set temperature to compensate the surface temperature of the soldering iron tip. When the soldering iron tip contacts the correcting temperature sensor of the soldering iron tip surface temperature detecting module, the temperature of the soldering iron tip can be automatically compensated without manual operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Antang Liu
  • Patent number: 7886954
    Abstract: A solder handling temperature controller comprises a body (10) of the solder handling temperature controller, a rotating shaft (77) housed in the body (10) and adapted to be rotatable about its axis, a set temperature changing means (75) adapted to change a set temperature according to a rotation angle of the rotating shaft (77), a rotary knob (20) supported by the body (10) in a rotatable manner relative to the rotating shaft (77), and a temperature lock key (40) adapted to be selectively insertable into and withdrawable from the body (10) in a position coaxial with the rotating shaft (77) and the knob (20), and, in an inserted state thereof, to mechanically couple the rotating shaft (77) and the knob (20) together to allow them to be interlockingly rotated, wherein, when the temperature lock key (40) is withdrawn from the body (10), the coupling between the rotating shaft (77) and the knob (20) is released to prohibit the change of the set temperature by the rotation of the knob (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Toshikazu Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 7870811
    Abstract: In order to improve the stripping process, a thermal stripping apparatus is proposed which has a thermal stripper with a first holder section and a second holder section. The holder sections are designed to accommodate and hold at least one coating glass fiber, wherein the first holder section is arranged such that it can move with respect to the second holder section along an accommodated glass fiber. A housing is also provided, having a handle section and an appliance section, in which the thermal stripper is accommodated. A drive unit, which has a lever, is operatively connected to the thermal holder section of the thermal stripper such that a movement with respect to the handle section is converted to a movement of the first holder section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Doris Pracklein, Thomas Detemple
  • Patent number: 7866530
    Abstract: A design and method to keep the iron tip clean by submerging in molten solder with no oxidation and dross is described. Wool submerged in the molten solder and by cone-hole reservoir provide extra protection of the tip. Molten solder has protected from the oxidation by the antioxidant applied over the molten solder and by keeping the solder temperature close to the crystallization temperature and by having the crystallized solder layer above the molten solder. Further improving the tip surface is made possible by the electrolyses provided by current running through the molten solder and the iron tip. Iron battery charging circuit through the molten solder and magnetic connector-holder is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Valeri Riachentsev
  • Publication number: 20100237058
    Abstract: A chisel blade with a permanently attached shaft is disclosed. The chisel blade and shaft are dimensioned and configured such that shaft is removably attachable to a portable heating element. The chisel blade with an attached shaft may include a portable soldering iron with the soldering tip removed. In the two possible embodiments, the chisel blade has a rectangular shape with a beveled cutting surface having a straight cutting edge. In a third embodiment, the chisel blade is concave and the beveled cutting edge is concave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Stephen Evans, Baker Wade Whisnant
  • Patent number: 7745760
    Abstract: A soldering iron provided with a soldering tip that melts solder at a distal end, having inside said soldering tip a substantially cylindrical insertion fit recess portion extending from a proximal end of the soldering tip to the distal end, opening at the proximal end, and a heater formed into a coil shape and whose surface is covered with an insulating oxide film being fittingly inserted into the insertion fit recess portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Taiyo Electric Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Shigekawa
  • Patent number: 7679032
    Abstract: A soldering or a desoldering tool includes a replaceable tip with a recess adapted to receive a portion of a temperature sensor to measure the temperature of the tip. Positioning the temperature sensor within the tip allows the temperature to be quickly measured so that the temperature near the tip may be more accurately monitored and controlled. The temperature sensor may be also integrated with the heater near the tip such that the temperature sensor is between the tip and the heater and near both of them so that the temperature of the tip is substantially that of the temperature of the heater. A sleeve may enclose the temperature sensor and the heater with a portion of the temperature sensor extending out from the foreward end of the sleeve. The replaceable tip may also have a bore adapted to receive a head protruding from the foreward end of the sleeve to couple the tip at a predetermined orientation with respect to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Masaki
  • Publication number: 20100000373
    Abstract: In order to improve the stripping process, a thermal stripping apparatus is proposed which has a thermal stripper with a first holder section and a second holder section. The holder sections are designed to accommodate and hold at least one coatinged glass fiber, wherein the first holder section is arranged such that it can move with respect to the second holder section along an accommodated glass fiber. A housing is also provided, having a handle section and an appliance section, in which the thermal stripper is accommodated. A drive unit, which has a lever, is operatively connected to the thermal holder section of the thermal stripper such that a movement with respect to the handle section is converted to a movement of the first holder section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Doris Pracklein, Thomas Detemple
  • Patent number: 7626140
    Abstract: A soldering iron including: a soldering tip that melts solder at a distal end; an iron body to which the soldering tip is fixed; at least one male connecting end provided at a base end of the soldering tip; at least one female connecting end built into the distal end of the iron body and into which the male connecting end is fittingly inserted; and a grip having heat insulating properties provided around the outer periphery of the soldering tip to cover the base end region of the soldering tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Taiyo Electric Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Shigekawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7569792
    Abstract: An improved structure of a gas sensor is provided. The gas sensor includes a hollow housing in which a gas sensing element is disposed, a protective cover installed on an end of the housing, a metallic cover installed on the other end of the housing, and an insulator in which end portions of leads connecting with the gas sensing element are disposed. The insulator is retained at a flange thereof in the housing elastically using a washer. The protective cover is welded at an end thereof to the whole circumference of the end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Yamada, Takashi Kojima, Isao Watanabe
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7490751
    Abstract: A soldering iron tip having a copper or copper alloy core and a metal particle sintered member connected to the core to transfer heat therefrom to form a working soldering tip. The sintered member can be manufactured by powder metallurgy from a base material (iron, nickel and/or cobalt particles) and an additive (silicon, copper, silver, tin, boron and/or carbon particles) where needed. The sintered member can be formed as a cap which is fitted onto the working tip with a silver paste sandwiched therebetween, a brazing filler metal ring is positioned between an abutment shoulder and the cap, flux applied to the joint and the cap brazed into place. A metal, cermet or ceramic coating sprayed on the outer surface of the core, except for the (masked) working tip end, is not wettable by solder. An Ag—Al—Cu alloy coating layer in the rearwardly-disposed cavity improves heat conduction from the heater therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nagase, Takashi Uetani, Yoshimoto Teraoka, Takanori Naito, Norihisa Sekimori, Masayuki Miyabe