Processes Patents (Class 83/13)
  • Patent number: 11377245
    Abstract: A substrate insertion system is configured for insertion of a substrate under a product being carried on a conveyor. A pre-perforated substrate and a method of inserting the pre-perforated substrates under products carried on a conveyor are also provided. Furthermore, a method is described including the construction and operation of a substrate insertion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PACPROINC, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Ward, John Capps, Dante Pietrinferni
  • Patent number: 11358806
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method configured to orient a plurality of studs into one and the same curvature based orientation. The system comprises a conveyor (108; 105) having a feeding direction and being arranged to receive a stud (200A, 200B) being oriented with its longitudinal extension in a direction transverse to the feeding direction. The system further comprises a sensor arrangement (160) configured to measure the curvature of the stud (200A, 200B) as seen along its longitudinal extension and as seen in a major plane of the conveyor (108; 105). Additionally, the system comprises a turning arrangement (170) configured to turn the stud (200A, 200B) 180 degrees around its longitudinal extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nordiska Truss AB
    Inventors: Åke Svensson, Daniel Bäckström
  • Patent number: 11344959
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus and the method of operating same is provided. The apparatus includes a feed tower assembly configured to be attached to an object and a frame base plate movably attached thereto. The frame base plate has a pivotable arm assembly and an arm wheel thereon which accept a cutting member. A visual tension indicator is operably connected to the frame base plate and the arm assembly and configured to indicate an amount of tension applied to the cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Pierce, Michael W. Gearhart, Jeffrey M. Swiatowy, Mark W. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 11325198
    Abstract: A mobile machine tool (10), namely a manually-operated machine tool or semi-stationary machine tool, for machining a workpiece (W), wherein the machine tool has a plate-like guide element (30) with a guide surface (32) for guiding the machine tool on the workpiece (W) or the workpiece (W) on the machine tool, wherein the machine tool has a drive unit (11) with a drive motor (13) for driving a tool holder (14) arranged on the drive unit (11), wherein the drive unit (11) is, by means of a bearing arrangement (35), mounted adjustably on the guide element (30) in order to adjust at least two adjustment positions (S0, S1, S2) of the tool holder (14) relative to the guide surface (32) in which a work tool (15) arranged on the tool holder (14), penetrates into the workpiece (W), to different penetration depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Festool GmbH
    Inventors: Josua Frank, Matthias Kübeler
  • Patent number: 11325790
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method configured to orient a plurality of studs into one and the same curvature based orientation. The system comprises a conveyor (108; 105) having a feeding direction and being arranged to receive a stud (200A, 200B) being oriented with its longitudinal extension in a direction transverse to the feeding direction. The system further comprises a sensor arrangement (160) configured to measure the curvature of the stud (200A, 200B) as seen along its longitudinal extension and as seen in a major plane of the conveyor (108; 105). Additionally, the system comprises a turning arrangement (170) configured to turn the stud (200A, 200B) 180 degrees around its longitudinal extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nordiska Truss AB
    Inventors: Åke Svensson, Daniel Bäckström
  • Patent number: 11298850
    Abstract: A controller of a cutting apparatus specifies a target position of an attaching portion in a fifth direction and controls a second moving mechanism to move the attaching portion in a third direction. If the controller determines that the attaching portion has reached the target position, the controller executes cutting processing based on the obtained cutting data by controlling the second moving mechanism based on a pressure corresponding value achieved when the attaching portion is located at the target portion. If the controller determines that the pressure corresponding value has reached a pressure threshold, the controller executes the cutting processing by controlling the second moving mechanism based on the pressure corresponding value achieved when the attaching portion is located at a first particular position where the pressure corresponding value is equal to or lower than the pressure threshold value. The controller restarts controlling the second moving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11280635
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to verify that proper tooling has been installed in a cable preparation apparatus and/or to calibrate the tooling prior to running the cable preparation apparatus with a cable inserted therein. The method includes: inserting a reference device between blades of the cable preparation device; moving the blades inward toward the reference device until the blades engage the reference device; collecting data to determine when the blades engage the reference device; and comparing the collected data of the blades to an expected range of data of the reference device, wherein if the collected data of the blades does not conform to the expected range of data of the reference device the tooling is not validated, and the apparatus alerts the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew Steven Houser, Rodney Spade, Gary L. Deck, Christopher John Gavlak, Michael Morris, Thomas Emery Backenstoes
  • Patent number: 11275460
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a first printed circuit board over one surface of the display panel and including a first pad and a second pad, a pressure sensor between the display panel and the first printed circuit board, the pressure sensor including a first conductor connected to the first pad, and a second conductor forming a capacitance with the first conductor, a first adhesive portion contacting the second pad and the second conductor, and a second adhesive portion contacting the second conductor and the first printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changwoo Kahng, Dongik Koo
  • Patent number: 11267033
    Abstract: A mold used for blanking a metal plate to shape a blank to be drawn. The mold has a surface treatment film and a top face to be brought into contact with the metal plate and a peripheral end face communicated indirectly with the top face. At least the top face is coated with the surface treatment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryozo Shiroishi, Kenichi Takao, Takuho Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11254025
    Abstract: Lumber retrieval systems and methods feed a centrally located saw with a predetermined assortment of boards picked from certain stations distributed at either side of the saw. In some examples, an overhead trolley system carries individual boards in a certain sequence from chosen stations to a board-receiving apparatus. The board-receiving apparatus, in turn, feeds the boards to the saw. The saw then cuts the boards into board segments, which can be used for making prefabricated trusses and wall panels. In some examples, the trolley system has a laser-scanning feature for determining the location of the next-to-pick board while simultaneously transporting the board currently heading to the board-receiving apparatus. In some examples, the trolley system includes two board carriers each of which are dedicated or assigned to certain stations. In some examples, one carrier serves as backup for the other one when one of the carriers is broken or otherwise inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Steven L. Aylsworth
  • Patent number: 11225347
    Abstract: A method for formatting food products on a conveyor device includes a) receiving the food products in a plurality of parallel conveyor tracks, some of which include product gaps; b) outputting the food products into the parallel conveyor tracks in a specific product format; c) detecting the product supply in the conveyor tracks incoming on the input side individually for each of the conveyor tracks; and d) filling the product gaps in the conveyor tracks with food products, so that on the output side all of the parallel conveyor tracks are supplied with the food products. The product gaps are also filled with food products from a product buffer in that at least one of the food products is transferred from the product buffer to the conveyor track only when an odd number of product gaps exist in one of the conveyor tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Provisur Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jürgen Bialy
  • Patent number: 11207877
    Abstract: Methods for reworking structures and reworked cellular core panels, reworked structures comprising the reworked cellular core panels, and guides and cutting apparatuses for reworking cellular acoustic panels and reworking cellular acoustic and non-acoustic panels are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael W. Evens, Genesis Pilarca, Nihar A. Desai, David M. Walter, Ebonni J. Adams, Nicole Titus, Shekar Vimala, Timothy S. Barrett, John Spalding, Dan Perron
  • Patent number: 11169481
    Abstract: A medium cutting device according to an embodiment may include: a fixed blade provided on one side with respect to a conveyance path in which a medium is conveyed in a thickness direction of the medium orthogonal to a surface of the medium and including a cutting edge thereof; a rotary blade provided on the other side with respect to the conveyance path in the thickness direction, and including a cutting edge thereof, wherein the rotary blade is rotatable and configured to be rotated in a rotation direction so that the cutting edge of the rotary blade passes through the cutting edge of the fixed blade to cut the medium being conveyed. The rotary blade includes, on an outer circumferential surface, a recessed portion provided on a side of the cutting edge of the rotary blade in a reverse direction opposite to the rotation direction of the rotary blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Soga
  • Patent number: 11130357
    Abstract: A printer includes: a conveyor; a printing device; a full-cut unit provided downstream of the printing device; a roller provided downstream of the full-cut unit; a nip member; a motor; and a controller configured to: control the full-cut unit to fully cut the printing medium; control the motor to establish a state in which a leading printing medium is nipped between the roller and the nip member; and control the conveyor to convey a succeeding printing medium downstream while controlling the printing device to perform printing on the succeeding printing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11046548
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus cuts a fabric using a rotary blade and a fixed blade that are built into a cutter head. The fixed blade is linked, to the other-end side of a swing arm of which one end is pivotally fitted on a blade frame by a swing shaft. The fixed blade is urged by a coil spring connected to the one-end side of the swing arm. When a prescribed resistance force is applied to the fixed blade, a position sensor detects movement of the swing arm, a fixed blade drive cylinder drives the swing arm in response to the detection, and the fixed blade is moved to an accommodation position that is above the position during cutting and that is on an opposite side in the advancing direction of the cutter head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NAMX COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Nobuo Nasu
  • Patent number: 11007587
    Abstract: A method for controlling a sawing machine with a sawing tool, which is driven by an electrical sawing tool drive with a first frequency converter, and with a sawing feed device for moving the driven sawing tool at a feed rate in relation to a workpiece to be sawn, and also to such a sawing machine. The feed rate is changed over from an idling feed rate to a working feed rate when the sawing tool engages in the workpiece. A value of a physical variable which corresponds to the torque transferred from the sawing tool drive to the sawing tool or from which a change in this torque can be calculated is determined here at the first frequency converter. The changeover from the idling feed rate to the working feed rate takes place in dependence on the value of this physical variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KEURO Besitz GmbH & Co. EDV-Dienstleistimgs KG
    Inventors: Markus Oberle, Andre Sabel
  • Patent number: 10967628
    Abstract: An energy-saving environment-friendly digital lettering machine comprises a conveying mechanism, a rewinding mechanism and a machine base, wherein the machine base is provided with a working platform, and the conveying mechanism and the rewinding mechanism are respectively arranged on the left side and the right side of the working platform; the lettering machine further comprise a lettering mechanism, the working platform is provided with at least one lettering mechanism, and each lettering mechanism is arranged on the working platform through a corresponding mounting base, wherein the conveying mechanism, the lettering mechanism and the rewinding mechanism are all electrically connected with a control system of the lettering machine. This equipment combines the X-axis moving assembly and the Z-axis moving assembly with the lettering assembly, the lettering assembly can move in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction, and the lettering cutter engraves patterns on the material part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN REBORN PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ping Zou
  • Patent number: 10910664
    Abstract: A metal foil bonding device (50) for bonding pieces of metal foil (2) on the successively conveyed sheet-shaped electrodes (1) on the conveyor plates (20) is provided. When it is detected that there is an abnormality in a piece of metal foil (2) to be bonded to the sheet-shaped electrode (1) on the conveyor plate (20) next conveyed to the metal foil bonding device (50), the conveyor plate (20) next conveyed to the metal foil bonding device (50) is temporarily stopped right before the metal foil bonding device (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhira Abe
  • Patent number: 10882191
    Abstract: Robotic system includes a control system and a slave device which is controlled by the control system. The slave device has a robotic grasping device formed of a rigid base and at least one finger which is movable to facilitate grasping of objects. At least one sensor is provided which senses a force applied to the finger. A cutting tool having a cutting jaw is also attached to the base. The cutting jaw is arranged to pivot on a pivot axis responsive to a pivot motion of the finger. The forces exerted on the cutting jaw are sensed with the sensor during a first predetermined range of finger motion associated with a cutting mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul M. Bosscher, Matthew D. Summer, Michael E. Bowman, Nicholas Murphy-DuBay, Loran J. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10882199
    Abstract: A method of operating an automated hair processing system (10) and the automated hair processing system (10), comprising a portable hand-held hair processing appliance, a hair processing unit arranged at the appliance, and a position monitoring arrangement (30), the arrangement comprising a plurality of position sensors (32) arranged to be attached to a subject (12) whose hair is to be processed, a transmitter (34) that is operatively coupled with at least two position sensors (32) of the plurality of position sensors (32), and a position controller (42) that is arranged to detect a relative orientation between the at least two position sensors (32) of the plurality of position sensors (32) attached to the subject whose hair, and that signals a misorientation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Johannes Zandsteeg, Geert-Jan Darwinkel, Lolke Klaas Salverda, Roderik De Vries, Jeroen Keijer
  • Patent number: 10875233
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a paint roller manufacturing system and method uses a fabric-coating applicator to apply a fabric adhesive onto a portion of a perforated paint roller cover fabric material having a plurality of perforations through which adhesive may flow, and into the plurality of perforations and into interstitial spaces of the fabric material, to yield a length of coated fabric. An inner strip and an outer strip are wound about a mandrel in offset relation. A strip-coating applicator is used to apply a strip adhesive to the outer strip as it is wound about the mandrel. Simultaneously with the step of applying the strip adhesive to the outer strip, a portion of the coated paint roller fabric material is received at the outer strip and the length of coated fabric is wound about at least the outer strip to form a paint roller tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Patent number: 10864581
    Abstract: Implementations of a miter jig are provided. The miter jig can be used to fabricate a non-perpendicular miter joint, the miter joint being formed by beveling each of two parts (e.g., wooden panels) to be joined to form a corner. By using a miter jig, each of the parts to be joined can be cut to have a bevel angle of up to 80°. In this way, a corner having an acute angle or an obtuse angle can be formed. The miter jig is configured so that it can be secured to a workpiece and comprises a base plate connected to a top plate by a hinge, at least two adjustable brace assemblies configured to set the angle of the top plate relative to the base plate, and a cutting implement guide configured to guide a cutting implement to cut a workpiece at an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Cory Zobell
  • Patent number: 10850418
    Abstract: A cutter is positioned at a cutting position according to a virtual coordinate system. Media is cut at the cutting position using the cutter to create a cut. The actual location of the cut in the media is detected and the virtual coordinate system is calibrated based on an offset between the cutting position and the actual cut location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Martin Urrutia Nebreda, Isabel Sanz Ananos
  • Patent number: 10850419
    Abstract: A method for operating a slicing machine for cutting slices of product from a strand-shaped product to be cut, preferably food, having a cutting device comprising a circular blade that rotates on a cutting plane about an axis of rotation and is driven by an electric circular blade motor, having a carriage that carries a support plate for placing the product to be sliced and can be displaced at a carriage speed vs parallel to the cutting plane, and having a chain of a chain frame that is driven by an electric chain frame motor for transporting away cut slices of product at a transport speed vT and for depositing them on a receiving table or a conveyor belt, with a number n?2 of strands of product to be sliced being placed parallel to one another on the support plate with their strand axes aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BIZERBA SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Svetlik, Holger Klingler, Andrej Fahnenstiel, Jens Schmon
  • Patent number: 10800059
    Abstract: A pizza pan is disclosed including guidelines configured to aid in precisely cutting a pizza into slices with desired shapes. The pizza pan includes a flat base, vertical walls surrounding the flat base, a plurality of guidelines formed upon the flat base, and for each of the guidelines, a visible guideline locator situated upon one of the walls proximate to the guideline. The guidelines are configured to receive and guide a sharpened edge of a round pizza cutting tool as the tool cuts the pizza.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Dimitrije Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10745786
    Abstract: A method for producing an iron-based sintered alloy, which is used in sliding components in pairs and has a composition including, in terms of percent by mass, Ti: 18.4 to 24.6%, Mo: 2.8 to 6.6%, C: 4.7 to 7.0%, Cr: 7.5 to 10.0%, Ni: 4.5 to 6.5%, Co: 1.5 to 4.5%, Al: 0.6 to 1.0%, the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein the method is carried out such that the alloy has a structure in which hard particles are dispersed in an island form in a matrix and, while an area ratio thereof is kept constant, a maximum circle equivalent diameter thereof is controlled to a predetermined value of 40 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Kakeru Kusada, Tetsuo Makida, Youhei Sawamura
  • Patent number: 10670515
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting edge cracks of an element of a sheet metal product is provided. The method includes calculating a first stress associated with a forming process employing a first die; calculating a second stress associated with a finishing process employing a second die; combining the first stress and the second stress to formulate a total stress; simulating the sheet metal product to produce a benchmark stress; and comparing the total stress and the benchmark stress to determine if the element predictively contains edge cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas James Oetjens, Thomas Lome Chartrand, Boris Shulkin
  • Patent number: 10661376
    Abstract: A portable plasma cutting apparatus for coping and cutting pre-bend tubular members includes a control unit, a control arm, a first step motor, a second step motor, a linear drive mechanism, a rotary drive mechanism, a plasma cutter, a tube placement deck, and a platform. The control arm is operatively coupled with the first step motor by the rotary drive mechanism to rotationally drive the control arm around a rotational axis. The control arm is operatively coupled with the second step motor by the linear drive mechanism to linearly drive the control arm along the rotational axis. A torch of the plasma cutter is terminally mounted to the control arm and positioned in between the control unit and the tube placement deck as the control arm rotationally and linearly moves about the control unit. The platform provides the sufficient height for the portable plasma cutting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Versafab Corp., FOX Service Company
    Inventor: Joseph J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 10647462
    Abstract: A method for dividing a blister strip having a plurality of blister-packaged drugs apportioned into separate sections of the blister strip is provided. A blister strip with a substrate having a plurality of depressions for drug portions is provided and an image of the substrate is generated by a 3D-sensor device. A control device evaluates the image with image analysis. Based on the analysis results, an arrangement of the depressions is determined and control signals for a separating device are generated. The blister strip is then divided into a plurality of blister strip parts based on the control signals. A blister strip dividing device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON DICKINSON ROWA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Hellenbrand
  • Patent number: 10625437
    Abstract: An attachable and extendable saw and methods for cutting an object on a work surface with the attachable and extendable saw are provided. The extendable saw can include a saw blade housing coupled to a main body by at least one extendable member, the saw blade housing at least partially covers a saw blade and the extendable member can be configured to move the saw blade housing and the saw blade between a retracted position and an extended position relative to the main body. The extendable saw can also include a motorized unit coupled to the saw blade and configured to rotate or provide other blade movement to the saw blade and a switchable device or unit disposed on the main body and having at least one contact surface that facilitates attachment of the extendable saw to the work surface, said contact surface being switchable between a magnetized or vacuum state and a non-magnetized state or non-vacuum state, respectively. Attachment of the saw blade to the attachable and extendable saw is provided for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mechanical & Electrical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Willard D. Harris
  • Patent number: 10556279
    Abstract: A method for sawing a metal tube (3) or a hollow section is disclosed. The method includes using a band-saw machine, which has a stationary lower saw part (1), having a saw table (2) for securing the metal tube (3) or the hollow section to be sawn, and an upper saw part (4), which is movable in relation to the lower saw part (1) and which has a revolving saw band (5). The revolving saw band (5) penetrates the metal tube (3) or the hollow section via a feed motion (13) of the upper saw part (4), which is performed in relation to the lower saw part (1). For performing a saw cut, the revolving saw band (5) is guided through the metal tube (3) or the hollow section. The feed motion is carried out substantially counter to the force of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KEURO BESITZ GMBH & CO. EDV-DIENSTLEISTUNGS KG
    Inventors: Armin Stolzer, Nicole Desiree Krebber-Stolzer, Sonke Florian Krebber
  • Patent number: 10549559
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, including an attachment room with a passage area, a conveyer to convey a printing medium in a conveyer path, a print head, a full-cutting assembly, and a partial-cutting assembly, is provided. The passage area forms a part of the attachment room on a first side of the conveyer path in a predetermined direction. The full-cutting assembly includes a stationary piece and a full-cutting piece with a first edge movable from a position on the first side of the conveyer path toward the stationary piece on a second side of the conveyer path. The partial-cutting assembly includes a placement base and a partial cutting piece located on the second side of the conveyer path. The partial-cutting piece includes a second edge arranged to face the placement base along a movable direction of the partial-cutting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10531668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for optical inspection of the opened abdominal cavity (10) of gutted fish (11), comprising a conveying device (12) configured for conveying the fish (11) along a processing line in the longitudinal direction, pivotable ventral flaps holding elements (17) configured for holding open the abdominal cavity (10) of the fish, at least one optical imaging system (21, 22, 23) arranged along the processing line, said optical imaging system being designed and configured to take at least one sequence of images of abdominal cavity regions of one of the fish (11) in each case, said sequence comprising a plurality of single images, at least one illumination device (24, 25) configured for illuminating the abdominal cavity regions in each case with light of a predetermined spectral composition, in each case at the times the single images are taken, an evaluation unit (26) configured to evaluate the image sequence according to prescribed quality parameters, said evaluation unit be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: NORDISCHER MASCHINENBAU RUD. BAADER GMBH + CO. KG, IHFOOD A/S
    Inventors: Alexander Steffens, Carsten Paulsohn, Niels Tjørnly Rasmussen, Eigil Mølvig Jensen, Ulrik Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10526799
    Abstract: An automated drywalling system for cutting and/or hanging drywall that includes one or more vision systems and a computing device executing a computational planner. The computational planner obtains target wall assembly data from the one or more vision systems, the target wall assembly data including information regarding a configuration of a target wall assembly including a plurality of studs that define a portion of the target wall assembly; and generates a plan for a configuration of a plurality of drywall pieces to be disposed on studs of the target wall assembly based on the target wall assembly data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANVAS CONSTRUCTION, INC.
    Inventors: Maria J. Telleria, Gabriel F. Hein, Kevin B. Albert, Thomas F. Allen, Jonathan B. Pompa
  • Patent number: 10512972
    Abstract: A saw blade can include a blade body having a cutting edge defined by multiple teeth. The teeth can be disposed in a repeating pattern including a raker tooth, a first set tooth having a light offset to a right side of the blade body, a second set tooth having a heavy offset to the left side of the blade body, a second raker tooth, a third set tooth having a light offset to the left side, and a fourth set tooth having a heavy offset to the right side of the blade body. Each tooth can include a tip, rake face, gullet having a gullet depth, and one or more clearance surfaces. The pitch distance and gullet depth of the heavy offset teeth can be less than the pitch distances and gullet depths of the remaining teeth to provide an increased amount of strength for the heavy offset teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventor: Justin Beach
  • Patent number: 10500448
    Abstract: Golf club heads include at least one part having a side wall extending completely around the golf club head, wherein the side wall ends at an edge (a free end) that defines an open side of the part. An interior surface of this side wall has a draft angle of ?1° or more as it extends to its edge. In some club heads, the interior surface of at least one club head part will be shaped so that the interior surface does not converge as the side wall of that part extends to its edge. For some club head parts, the planar cross sectional area defined inside the interior surface of the part will either stay the same or get larger as one moves to the part edge. By avoiding or limiting features of negative draft angles, converging interior surfaces, and/or smaller cross sectional areas on interior surfaces of a part, manufacturing and tooling may be simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond J. Sander
  • Patent number: 10456942
    Abstract: A cutting method includes a pipe of a cutting tool driving a pressing foot assembly of the cutting tool to press against an object in a direction; the pressing foot assembly sliding along the direction by cooperation of a sliding block of the pressing foot assembly and a sliding slot on the pipe to compress a spring of the cutting tool; the compressed spring generating a resilient force for driving the pressing foot assembly to collapse a plurality of wave-shaped core layers of the object; and after the plurality of wave-shaped core layers of the object is collapsed by the pressing foot assembly, a blade assembly of the cutting tool protruding from the pressing foot assembly via an opening on the pressing foot assembly and being driven to cut the collapsed object along another direction perpendicular to the direction without oscillation as the cutting tool moves along the another direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yuan-Chi Hsu
  • Patent number: 10449788
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a fixed blade and a movable blade that slides with respect to the fixed blade during cutting, the movable blade having a first end that engages with the fixed blade at cutting start and a second end that engages with the fixed blade at cutting end, an urging member connected to the movable blade to urge the movable blade towards the fixed blade and a rotation of the movable blade in a first rotational direction, and a support for the movable blade having a shaft that rotates as the movable blade moves, the shaft having a center portion and first and second ends rotatably connected to the movable blade, wherein points of connection of the first and second ends are at locations that urge a rotation of the movable blade in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsutomu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10442218
    Abstract: A printer provided with a paper cutter apparatus having improved durability and preventing an increase in size of the whole printer is provided. The printer is provided with the paper cutter apparatus having a fixed blade and a drivable movable blade. The printer comprises a body and a swing door openably attached to the body. The fixed blade is provided in the body and the movable blade is provided in the swing door. A driving link is provided in the swing door and coupled to the movable blade. A driving motor as a driving source is provided in the body. A slider is provided in the body. Driving force of the driving motor is conveyed to the driving link via the slider and the movable blade is moved toward the fixed blade by the driving link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: STAR MICRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogawa, Tadashi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10407198
    Abstract: A method for dividing a blister strip having a plurality of blister-packaged drugs apportioned into separate sections of the blister strip is provided. A blister strip with a substrate having a plurality of depressions for drug portions is provided and an image of the substrate is generated by a 3D-sensor device. A control device evaluates the image with image analysis. Based on the analysis results, an arrangement of the depressions is determined and control signals for a separating device are generated. The blister strip is then divided into a plurality of blister strip parts based on the control signals. A blister strip dividing device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BECTON DICKINSON ROWA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Hellenbrand
  • Patent number: 10409266
    Abstract: A numerical controller is provided with an axis motion control unit configured to control the motions of a table axis and a press axis according to a machining program. The axis motion control unit starts the motion of the press axis for a first block at a first top dead center, if the state of the table axis satisfies a condition adapted for the start of the motion of the press axis for the second block and if the motion of the press axis for the first block is not completed, and the axis motion control unit starts the motion of the press axis for a second block at a second top dead center lower than the first top dead center, thereby overlapping the motions of the press axis for the first and second blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Satou, Takeshi Mochida
  • Patent number: 10377052
    Abstract: A method of controlling transfer of heat to skin during a shaving stroke. A shaving razor system with a heating element is provided. An insulating member for delivering heat to the heating element is provided. A temperature of a first area of the heating element is measured with a first thermal sensor. A temperature of a second area of the heating element is measured with a second thermal sensor. Power to the insulating member is decreased when an average temperature sensed by the thermal sensors is greater than or equal to a first predetermined temperature. Power to the insulating member is decreased when an individual temperature sensed by either of the thermal sensors is greater than or equal to a second predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Klaus Heubach, Norbert Broemse, Timo Schmitt, Maurice Schirmer, Felix Koenig
  • Patent number: 10363619
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw blade for improving vibration and cordless runtime includes an elongated body having a front end portion and a rear end portion. An elongated cutting edge extends from the front end portion to the rear end portion and defines a longitudinal axis. An opposite non-cutting back edge extending from the front end portion to the rear end portion. The body has a thickness of approximately 0.89 mm to approximately 1.15 mm. A tang coupled to the rear end portion is configured to be coupled to a tool holder of a powered reciprocating saw. The cutting edge comprises a plurality of teeth and gullets. The teeth have a kerf width of approximately 1.29 mm to approximately 1.56 mm and are arranged in a pattern of alternating tooth pitch of a smaller first tooth pitch and a larger second tooth pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Malek George, John P. Wells, David Brutscher, James R. Niblett, David N. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10365228
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tracking arrangement for the tracking of a material defect in a sheet material, such as a container material or a product-packaging material. The tracking arrangement may comprise a defect sensor, which is configured to detect a material defect in a sheet material moving thereby or therethrough. The tracking arrangement may also comprise a first structure sensor, which is configured to detect at least one inherent structural feature of the sheet material itself in the region of the material defect, as well as a control arrangement, which is configured to receive data from said first structure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen-Peter Herrmann, Marius Michael Herrmann, Wolfgang Schorn
  • Patent number: 10335875
    Abstract: A saw blade for dicing a sheet of copper alloy to form individual resistors is disclosed, wherein the sheet of copper alloy has a thickness of less than 0.3 mm. The saw blade includes a ring having a first side, a second side, and a circumferential surface, wherein the thickness of the ring between the first side and the second side is less than 0.6 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Wan Mohd Misuari Suleiman
  • Patent number: 10322547
    Abstract: To prevent misalignment between substrates and distortion of surface, and to keep film thickness uniformity of thin substrate when two substrates are bonded for bonded member, bonded member manufacturing apparatus of bonding first substrate and second substrate, comprising resin film forming means for forming liquid state resin film on the first substrate, semi-curing means for maintaining outer peripheral section of resin film in uncured state and curing inner section surrounded with outer peripheral section in semi-cured state, and substrate bonding means for bonding first substrate and second substrate by bringing second substrate into contact with resin film, such that one end of outer peripheral section is determined as starting point of contact so that boundary line between contact portion and noncontact portion moves in one direction from starting point to opposite end of outer peripheral section while applying pressing force to second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Origin Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kokaji, Koji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10308001
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electronic device including a substrate, including assembling the substrate, by a joining zone of a first face of the substrate, with a joining zone of a first face of a carrier, and disjoining the substrate relatively to the carrier. After the step of assembling, the method includes formation of a film on the substrate, the film being configured to adhere to an adhesion zone of a second face of the substrate opposite the first face of the substrate, the adhesive force between the film and the adhesion zone of the second face of the substrate being chosen greater than the joining force between the joining zone of the carrier and the joining zone of the first face of the substrate. A traction on the film has a force of traction configured to overcome the joining force without overcoming the adhesive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Messaoud Bedjaoui, Pierre Garrec, Sylvain Nizou
  • Patent number: 10293417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for sawing a long profile (3) in that a sawing disc (2) having teeth (6) arranged around a circular outer circumference of the sawing disc (2) is rotated freely, the sawing disc (2) is advanced from a freely rotating position to an outer wall of the long profile (3), and a zero tooth (Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4) engages as the first of the teeth (6) in the material of the outer wall, wherein, during the free rotation of the sawing disc (2), lateral runouts (d) of the teeth (6) are determined, and a tooth (6) having a minimum lateral runout (d) is determined and used as the zero tooth (Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rattunde AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Rattunde
  • Patent number: 10271565
    Abstract: A method for producing an ice cream product with an ice cream machine having an extrusion nozzle and a cutting tool is provided. The method comprises providing an ice cream mixture, extruding the ice cream mixture through the extrusion nozzle, and cutting the ice cream mixture with the cutting tool into an ice cream product, wherein the cutting tool is an ultrasound cutting tool. An ice cream machine for producing an ice cream product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A
    Inventors: Tomas Skoglund, Jeanette Lindau, Tommy Bonde, Per Henrick Hansen, Ole Bendixen
  • Patent number: 10252358
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw blade includes a body defining a longitudinal axis. The saw blade includes a cutting portion having a plurality of cutting teeth. Each cutting tooth includes a tip, a rake face at least partially defining a gullet, a relief surface, and a protrusion extending from an end of the relief surface. The protrusion of each cutting tooth inhibits a nail from entering the gullet. The tips of the plurality of cutting teeth define a first plane that is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and the protrusions of the plurality of cutting teeth define a second plane that is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis. A distance between the first plane and the second plane is at most 0.035 inches, and a distance between the protrusion of one cutting tooth and the tip of an adjacent cutting tooth, measured generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, is 0.08 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert W. Butzen, Austin J. Kazda, Andrew J. Schulz