Abstract: A composite tube transducer cylinder is manufactured from molded material in which embedded strips of resistive and conductive material are exposed to the inside surface and wherein a piston operating within the cylinder may make contact between a conductive and a resistive strip as a means for determining piston position.
Abstract: In a power driven roller conveyor having a plurality of rollers mounted on a driven shaft for supporting and transporting a work piece with a limiting drive force. The drive shaft is provided with concentrically disposed spacers, rollers, and bearings which are compressed between an end driving sprocket and an adjustable spring pressure plate on an opposite end and wherein adjustment of the axial compressor force produced by the end mounted spring pressure plate serves to vary the release torque of the individual rollers mounted on the shaft.
Abstract: A spring loaded guard is provided to limit access to a potential nip point formed between the rotating nut driver and its guide and wherein the guard extends beyond the guide housing a sufficient distance to engage the tubing for displacement of the guard for use in restricted access areas.
Abstract: A waterjet orifice assembly is provided with a retaining hat which assembles over a head portion of a nozzle mount to capture a nozzle jewel between the mount and retaining hat so that when assembled in a nozzle assembly between a nozzle tube and a capture nut the nozzle jewel becomes securely held and centrally aligned within the assembly.
Abstract: Disclosed is a low reaction oscillating mass-based torquing tool wherein an oscillating mass is excited into near resonant oscillation by reversing pulses resulting in increased energy stored in oscillation about a dual stiffness spring which develops a higher torque output with the stiffer spring action in the tightening direction and hence tightens the fastener.
May 29, 1997
Date of Patent:
December 15, 1998
Timothy R. Cooper, Thomas P. Low, Ronald E. Pelrine, Dale W. Ploeger
Abstract: Disclosed is a low reaction oscillating mass-based torquing tool wherein an oscillating mass is excited into near resonant oscillation by reversing pulses resulting in increased oscillation about a torsion spring to the point where the torque associated with the energy stored in the torsion spring exceeds the torque required to further tighten a fastener and the torque released from the torsion spring tightens the fastener while a biasing torque assures application of the released torque in the tightening direction only.
Abstract: A vacuum impregnated porous cylinder is utilized in a vane type air motor to provide a continuous source of lubrication for the vane tips rotating within the cylinder thereby eliminating the need for lubricant dispersion in the air supply.
Abstract: A separable nozzle body is provided in a quick change assembly including a feed tube handle making change possible without the use of tools, the separable nozzle body having included and aligned therein all the nozzle wear components.
Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for coating the interior surface of a cylinder wherein separate consumable electrodes are fed to an arc formed between a rotating non-consumable electrode and directing an atomizing gas through the arc formed to carry the molten metal of the consumable electrode to the cylinder wall to coat the wall and wherein a first consumable electrode in introduced in the cylinder bore with a rotating thermal spray head and a second consumable electrode is introduced into the cylinder from an end opposite the rotating non-consumable electrode and wherein either or both consumable electrodes may be utilized to form deposits on the cylinder of mixed or alternative composition.
Abstract: The combination of a cylindrical rotary distribution valve which is supplied pressure fluid alternately at either end to sequentially supply and exhaust pressure fluid such as compressed air radially to a selectively reversible hoist motor and a directional spool valve disposed in parallel valve body bores and interconnected with the rotary distribution by short direction passageways provide a compact one body valve electing efficient air distribution and exhaust.
Abstract: An intensifier cleaning probe is provided which compresses the cleaning fluid and delivers it through a central reciprocating cylinder rod which also serves to advance an attached cleaning rod with an engine oil passage or the like.
Abstract: Disclosed is a vibration isolator which is comprised of parallel flexible beams of rectangular cross sections connected between parallel mounting plates to permit parallel translation of the mounting plates in substantially one parallel direction only thereby permitting the vibration absorber to absorb relative induced motion or vibration in one preferred direction only while retaining relative stiffness for control in the remaining two coordinate directions as well as restraining torsional twist.
Abstract: A defined exhuast restriction in the form of an orifice or variable valve is provided to back-pressure the pulsating exhaust of an air motor or the like to reduce the formation of ice in the exhaust system.
Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for coating the interior surface of a cylinder wherein a consumable electrode is fed to an arc formed between a rotating non-consumable electrode and directing an atomizing gas through the arc formed to carry the molten metal of the consumable electrode to the cylinder wall to coat the wall and wherein the consumable electrode is introduced into the cylinder from an end opposite the rotating non-consumable electrode.
Abstract: A latching magnetic switch is utilized to activate a push to start nutrunner or the like wherein the magnetic latching switch is deactivated first by one magnetic pole and thereafter upon engagement with the work piece and compression of the spindle and opposite pole of the magnet is utilized to activate the tool.
July 5, 1996
Date of Patent:
December 30, 1997
Donald R. Warner, John A. McCallops, John M. Estep