Processes Patents (Class 83/13)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10234631
    Abstract: A length of a coating on an optical fiber is cut and stripped from an end of the fiber by supporting the fiber in confronting relation to a cutting edge on one or more blades. Each blade is positioned so that its cutting edge cuts into the coating without delaminating the coating from an underlying fiber cladding by providing the cutting edge with sufficient sharpness. The coating is sliced around the circumference of the fiber by either rotating the fiber about its axis so that the cutting edge of each blade slices the coating around a corresponding portion of the circumference of the fiber, or rotating the cutting edge of each blade about the fiber axis so that the cutting edge slices the coating around a corresponding portion of the circumference of the fiber. A cut length of the coating is then removed from the end of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: OFS FITEL, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey W Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10086525
    Abstract: One variation of a method for slicing a type of whole bread buns includes: retracting a cutting block along a chute into a load position; dispensing a whole bread bun into the chute between the cutting block and a blade extending across the chute; advancing the cutting block along the chute toward the blade; detecting contact between the cutting block and the blade at a contact position; at a first time, advancing the cutting block into a pierce position offset from the contact position toward the blade by a pierce distance less than a common width of the type of whole bread buns; and, at a second time succeeding the first time by a pierce duration, advancing the cutting block from the pierce position into a slice position adjacent the blade to drive the whole bread bun fully through the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Creator, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Engel-Hall, Alexandros Vardakostas, John Lawrence McDonald, Matthew Williams, Steven Frehn, Thomas Hanson
  • Patent number: 10073016
    Abstract: A freeze fracture machine (100) comprises a vacuum chamber (110); a sample receptacle (160) for receiving a sample to be processed and a knife receptacle (150) for receiving a knife (110) for processing of the sample arranged in the vacuum chamber (155); a transfer lock (130) on the vacuum chamber (110) through which a sample and a knife (155) are introducible into the vacuum chamber (155) and positionable in the vacuum chamber (110) by means of a positioning apparatus (135); the sample and the sample receptacle (160) being positionable with respect to one another such that the sample is mountable on the sample receptacle (160) by means of the positioning apparatus (135); and the knife (155) and the knife receptacle (150) being positionable with respect to one another such that the knife (155) is mountable on the knife receptacle (150) by means of the positioning apparatus (135).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Lihl, Michael Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10028521
    Abstract: A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 30 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4 mJ in at least one predetermined direction. Method of making the fabric can include melt-blowing a polymeric material against a support surface and bonding the fibers or arranging them in a predetermined orientation. Pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute products including the fabrics provided herein can provide desirable flavor and tactile experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Yan Helen Sun, William J. Burke, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, David Phillips, Jason Andrew Macko, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 10022920
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to fabricate a composite part formed of a plurality of pieces of composite material in accordance with a predefined weight requirement. In the context of a system, a source of electromagnetic signals configured to impinge upon a supply of composite material is provided. The system also includes a detector to capture the electromagnetic signals following propagation through the supply of composite material during which at least some of the electromagnetic signals are absorbed by the composite material in a manner proportional to the density of the composite material. The system further includes a computing system to generate a weight distribution map of the supply of composite material based upon the electromagnetic signals captured following propagation through the supply. The weight of a plurality of pieces of composite material cut from the supply of composite material and combined into a composite part is determinable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Morteza Safai, Ronald G. Turner
  • Patent number: 10022768
    Abstract: A spinning forming device includes: a receiving jig supporting a central portion of a plate to be formed; and a rotating shaft to which the receiving jig is attached. Further, the spinning forming device includes: a heater that locally heats a transform target portion of the plate by induction heating; and a processing roller that presses the transform target portion to transform the plate. Furthermore, the spinning forming device includes a cooling device and/or a lubricant supply device. The cooling device sprays a cooling gas toward the processing roller. The lubricant supply device supplies a lubricant onto the processing roller or to between the processing roller and the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihide Imamura, Yuto Sakane, Kohei Mikami, Hayato Iwasaki, Hiroshi Kitano
  • Patent number: 10022882
    Abstract: Replaceable shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a blade unit, an interface element configured to removeably connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, and an return element disposed between the blade unit and interface element. The return element serves as interface piece, connector and pivot all in one. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHAVELOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Griffin, Craig A. Provost, William E. Tucker, Douglas R. Kohring
  • Patent number: 9963377
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting laminated glass and film-covered glass includes a powered hand-held tool with a blade set including two static cutting blades and one dynamic, reciprocating cutting blade. The reciprocating cutting blade moves between the two static cutting blades which are rigidly mounted to the tool head. The left and right static cutting blades were spaced apart by about 0.250 inches, and the cutting blade had a thickness of about 0.200-0.250 inches. The clearance between the reciprocating and each static blade is between about 0.005-0.025 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Albert Vangura
  • Patent number: 9962846
    Abstract: A handheld rotary cutting blade includes a toroidal cutting blade and a handheld handle configured to package a section of the toroidal cutting blade; the toroidal cutting blade is arranged to be annular; another section of the toroidal cutting blade extends beyond the handheld handle; an outer side edge of the toroidal cutting blade is provided with a cutting edge; two rollers configured to respectively press against and support opposite inner sides of the toroidal cutting blade are respectively hinged at two opposite ends of the handheld handle; the two rollers are located at the same side relative to the center of the toroidal cutting blade, and the side is a side which keeps away from the middle of the handheld handle relative to the center; two rollers are respectively arranged at two ends of the handheld handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Qiuping Liu
  • Patent number: 9859539
    Abstract: A method for producing a separator in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a removing step of removing both end parts of a separator original sheet in a width direction of the separator original sheet, the separator original sheet being transferred; and a coating step of coating, with coating for forming a heat-resistant layer, the separator original sheet whose both end parts have been removed in the removing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryutaro Shiba, Yasutoshi Minemoto
  • Patent number: 9815143
    Abstract: A laser plotter, a device and a method for cutting of a graphic is disclosed. The method may comprise preparation or loading of a processing job with a graphic and identification features at a display; application of the recognition features and of the graphic to the workpiece; arrangement of the workpiece in a processing area of a laser plotter; acquisition or detection of identification features in order to determine the position and alignment of the applied graphic in the processing area; carrying out the processing after successful identification of the graphic; after the insertion of the workpiece, a laser-pointer is positioned on any selected identification feature, whereupon, a processing image represented on a display element, with the identification feature, is moved at the display element in such a way that a laser position displayed at the display element coincides with the identification feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Trotec Laser GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Fazeny, Kurt Blumenschein
  • Patent number: 9770838
    Abstract: A system for cutting a three-dimensional portion from a foodstuff includes a conveyor for carrying a foodstuff to be portioned, a scanner located adjacent to the conveyor for scanning the foodstuff, a computer coupled to the scanner for receiving scan information to determine one or more cutting paths for the foodstuff, and a cutter for portioning the foodstuff according to the determined cutting path(s). The computer performs generally four steps: (i) receiving scan information from the scanner; (ii) building a three-dimensional map of the foodstuff based on the received scan information; (iii) fitting at least one desired shape, which is stored in the memory of the computer, onto the built three-dimensional map; and (iv) determining one or more cutting paths for portioning the foodstuff to produce one or more portioned foodstuffs corresponding to the at least one desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kwang S. Kim, Stan Wijts, Norman A. Rudy
  • Patent number: 9656404
    Abstract: A method for punching bodywork components, in particular a skin in order to install parking-assistance sensors or headlight washers therein. The invention also relates to a punching machine having an anvil for receiving the bodywork component, a punch, and movement means for moving the punch, initially over a first stroke in order to bring it into a utilization position, and then over a second stroke in order to pierce said component. The movement of the punch over the second stroke takes place at a travel speed not exceeding 10 mm/s and less than the travel speed of the punch over the first stroke. The means for moving the punch over the second stroke comprise a punching actuator coupled to a force-multiplication mechanism. Finally, the invention relates to the use of a machine and to a bodywork component obtained by performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventor: David Tresse
  • Patent number: 9630335
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one module that receives a desired weight value to correct an imbalance of a wheel/tire assembly and converts the desired weight value to a corresponding weight amount of a wheel weight material; a roller disposed so as to be on a first side of the wheel weight material, a contact surface disposed so as to be on an opposing side of the wheel weight material, a forcing element that compresses the wheel weight material between the roller and the contact surface, a motor that drives the roller according to the weight amount, a blade selectively actuated to separate the weight amount from the wheel weight material, and either (i) a device that selectively adds a witness mark on the wheel weight material, and/or (ii) a diverter that selectively diverts the separated weight amount to a first location or a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Esys Corporation, 3M Innovative Properties Co.
    Inventors: Louis R. Hedtke, Jr., Matthew W. King, Scott R. Claxton, Mark A. Compton, Christopher J. Marcus, Mark R. Gabel
  • Patent number: 9618430
    Abstract: An apparatus can be used to apply and remove fluid substances for processing biological samples. The fluid substances can be delivered between a first substrate and a second substrate. One substrate carries a specimen. A layer of the fluid substance is retained in a gap defined by the first and second substrates. One substrate is moved with respect to the second substrate to disperse the fluid substance in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Howard Kram, Kevin David Marshall, Christine Tse, Timothy James Keller, Austin Micheil Ashby
  • Patent number: 9611167
    Abstract: A method of forming a scribe line in a strengthened glass substrate includes providing a strengthened glass substrate having a first surface, a second surface, a first edge and a second edge. The first and second surfaces have a strengthened surface layer under a compressive stress, and a central region under tensile stress. The method further includes applying a scoring blade to the first surface at an initiation location that is offset from the first edge by an initiation offset distance greater than a diameter of the scoring blade, and translating the scoring blade or the strengthened glass substrate such that the scoring blade scores the first surface. The translation is terminated such that the scoring blade stops at a termination location that is offset from the second edge of the strengthened glass substrate by a termination offset distance greater than the diameter of the scoring blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: James William Brown
  • Patent number: 9469041
    Abstract: Knife assemblies and methods therefor that are adapted to be used with a cutting apparatus capable of producing a variety of shaped food products having large amplitudes, for example, sliced, shredded, and strip-cut food products. The knife assembly is adapted for cutting food product includes a knife having a corrugated shape to produce a large-amplitude food product slice having a periodic shape and at least one julienne tab metallurgically joined to the knife adapted to cut the food product slice into strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wade King, Michael Scot Jacko, Thomas R. Mahaffey, II
  • Patent number: 9440274
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for feeding long workpieces into a processing machine, such as a bend-straightening machine, and discharging them therefrom, in which the long workpiece which is located in the processing positions defines a processing section and the long workpiece is supported at its two end regions by, in each case, one grasping device. A horizontal conveying means for the long workpiece adjoins at least one head end of the processing section as a straight prolongation of the processing section. At least one of the grasping devices has a gripping head for gripping in a frictionally locking fashion one end of the workpiece which is conveyed here by the horizontal conveying means, and drive means for pulling the workpiece to be straightened into the processing section and for pushing the straightened workpiece out onto the at least one horizontal conveying means by means of the gripping head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MAE Maschinen—und Apparatebau Gotzen GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Mitze
  • Patent number: 9409424
    Abstract: A printing device comprising: a housing; a printing mechanism; a receiving portion for receiving a supply of image receiving medium; a cutting mechanism for cutting the image receiving medium; a drive mechanism for driving the cutting mechanism during a cutting operation; wherein the cutting mechanism comprises a blade holder removably attachable in the printing device; and said drive mechanism comprises at least one of a drive member or engaging portion for engaging with a respective other of at least one drive member or engaging portion of said blade holder; wherein said drive member is configured to be received in said engaging portion when said blade holder is in the printing device, and wherein said drive member and engaging portion are configured to permit said blade holder to be inserted in said printing device when said blade holder is moved in a direction of insertion, and to permit said blade holder to be removed from said printing device when said blade holder is moved in a direction of removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: DYMO
    Inventor: Kris Vandermeulen
  • Patent number: 9335238
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for forming tissue pieces which allows stable and accurate winding around a core rod in rolling a sheet-like tissue piece, and a device therefor. In the tissue pieces used as each tissue piece in a tissue array obtained by arranging the tissue pieces on a substrate in an array form, the method for forming a roll-shaped tissue piece 6 obtained by rolling a sheet-like tissue piece 8 is characterized by the facts that the sheet-like tissue piece 8 is produced by slicing a tissue block 5 obtained by embedding the tissues with an embedding medium, the sheet-like tissue piece 8 is placed on a mounting block 12, peeling means 13 which easily enables peeling of the tissue piece 8 from the mounting block 12 is applied between the mounting block 12 and the tissue piece 8, and the tissue piece 8 is wound around a core rod 11 while heating the tissue piece 8 on the mounting block 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: Sakura Seiki Co., Ltd., Sakura Finetek Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Masaki Takano, Masahiko Arakawa, Kohji Naritake
  • Patent number: 9226618
    Abstract: An apparatus for a kitchen appliance for handling items to be processed includes a static housing part having an upper axial face, and a rotating ring element having a lower axial face which rests on the upper axial face of a static housing part in the presence of an annular gap there between. The upper axial face and/or the lower axial face and/or the rotating ring element is hereby constructed such as to effect a radial conveying of items being processed in the annular gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BSH HAUSGERAETE GMBH
    Inventors: Matej Berzelak, Andrej Blagotinsek, Uros Jegrisnik, Stanislav Mazej
  • Patent number: 9061432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for cutting a food strand into slices including the steps inserting the food strand in a conveying device, conveying the food strand into a transfer position in a feed device, transferring the food strand through the feed device into a feed position where the food strand is more inclined relative to horizontal than in the transfer position, gripping the food strand at a rear end, feeding the food strand towards a cutting device, cutting the food strand into slices through the cutting device, and fixating the food strand at least during transfer from the transfer position into the feed position at least at one of its free longitudinal sides through at least one fixation element providing a form locking and/or friction locking engagement with the food strand. The invention also relates to a device for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Uwe Reifenhaeuser
    Inventor: Uwe Reifenhaeuser
  • Publication number: 20150148902
    Abstract: Present example embodiments relate generally to nasal implants comprising a body portion, the body portion forming a central axis and having opposing inner body and outer body surfaces. The inner body surface may comprise a ventral groove portion disposed substantially parallel to the central axis, and the outer body surface may comprise a ridge portion. The ventral groove portion may comprise a deepest portion in proximate correspondence to a highest portion of the ridge portion with respect to the central axis. The nasal implant may comprise an elongated tail portion. A lower portion of the tail portion may be in communication with at least an upper portion of the body portion. An angle formable between an axis definable by the tail portion and the central axis may be between 0 to 90 degrees. The nasal implant may comprise a first wing portion, head portion, second wing portion, and leg portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Sampandh KOMRIT
  • Patent number: 9038512
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bandsaw blade provided at the top of the teeth with cutting tips made of a hard material, includes the steps of: offsetting to the left and right saw teeth constituting left and right offset teeth; forming the saw teeth constituting the left and right offset teeth to a smaller tooth height than that of the saw teeth constituting straight teeth; and grinding cutting tips provided to the top of the left and right offset teeth subsequent to the offsetting step, and machining the edge lines at the top of the left and right offset teeth so that the lines are orthogonal to the travel direction of a bandsaw blade and the cutting direction of the bandsaw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: AMANDA COMPANY, LIMITED, AMANDA MACHINE TOOLS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Horiguchi, Susumu Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 9038513
    Abstract: Cutting device, method and use are for cutting of a line extending from a floating vessel. The cutting device is structured for placement on the vessel. The cutting device comprises: at least one guide structured for directional steering of the line past a cutting area for the line; and at least one of the following cutting-promoting devices: at least one induction coil device directed inwards toward the cutting area and structured for heating, hence weakening, of the line within the cutting area; and at least one moveable cutting knife with an opposite contact surface directed inwards toward the cutting area and also structured for cutting of the line within the cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Smart Installations AS
    Inventor: Petter Birkeland
  • Patent number: 9038511
    Abstract: A strip die is prepared with cutouts according to a pre-determined pattern, e.g., on a cutting table and positioned on a stripping station that has a removal tool to remove waste material. After a sheet of material is cut on the same or another cutting table, the sheet is positioned in the stripping station over the female strip die. The removal tool moves to programmed positions in the stripping station and removes pieces of waste material. The final stripped cut sheet is the brought to the out-stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Esko-Graphics Kongsberg AS
    Inventor: Ivar Holm