Patents Assigned to S. B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
  • Patent number: 5356252
    Abstract: A unitized expanding dowel is disclosed for accurately and repeatably locating a part having a through hole relative to a reference part having a hole of like size. The dowel includes a radially expandable, resiliently deformable cylindrical sleeve having an axial passage therethrough. A portion of the passage is frusto-conically shaped to complement a tapered expansion pin movable within the axial passage in a first axial direction to force the outer surface of the sleeve to radially expand into tight surface engagement with inner surfaces of the holes. Coupling means connect the sleeve to the expansion pin and permit movement of the pin in an opposite direction to allow contraction of the sleeve away from tight engagement with the holes while preventing withdrawal of the pin from the sleeve passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: S.B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence V. Whistler, III, Raymond J. Hutten
  • Patent number: 4947718
    Abstract: A punch and die system is disclosed as comprising punch and die templets serving to positionally locate punch and die assemblies relative thereto solely adjacent the region at which punching of a workpiece occurs in combination with guide assemblies for positionally locating the punch and die templets one to the other. The punch and die assemblies are designed to utilize interchangeable punch guide and die members and in a preferred construction a punch element is removably attached to its associated driver and shaped to permit opposite ends thereof to be employed in the punching operation. One or more punch elements may be loosely attached to their associated drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: S. B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: S. Arthur Whistler
  • Patent number: 4947717
    Abstract: A punch and die system is disclosed as comprising punch and die templets serving to positionally locate punch and die assemblies relative thereto solely adjacent the region at which punching of a workpiece occurs in combination with guide assemblies for positonally locating the punch and die templets one to the other. The punch and die assemblies are designed to utilize interchangeable punch guide and die members and in a preferred construction a punch element is removably attached to its associated driver and shaped to permit opposite ends thereof to be employed in the punching operation. One or more punch elements may be loosely attached to their associated drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: S. B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: S. Arthur Whistler
  • Patent number: 4947716
    Abstract: A punch and die system is disclosed as comprising punch and die templets serving to positionally locate punch and die assemblies relative thereto solely adjacent the region at which punching of a workpiece occurs in combination with guide assemblies for positionally locating the punch and die templets one to the other. The punch and die assemblies are designed to utilize interchangeable punch guide and die members and in a preferred construction a punch element is removably attached to its associated driver and shaped to permit opposite ends thereof to be employed in the punching operation. One or more punch elements may be loosely attached to their associated drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: S. B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: S. Arthur Whistler
  • Patent number: 4947719
    Abstract: A punch and die system is disclosed as comprising punch and die templets serving to positionally locate punch and die assemblies relative thereto solely adjacent the region at which punching of a workpiece occurs in combination with guide assemblies for positionally locating the punch and die templets one to the other. The punch and die assemblies are designed to utilize interchangeable punch guide and die members and in a preferred construction a punch element is removably attached to its associated driver and shaped to permit opposite ends thereof to be employed in the punching operation. One or more punch elements may be loosely attached to their associated drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: S. B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: S. Arthur Whistler
  • Patent number: 4843931
    Abstract: A punch and die system is disclosed as comprising punch and die templets serving to positionally locate punch and die assemblies relative thereto solely adjacent the region at which punching of a workpiece occurs in combination with guide assemblies for positionally locating the punch and die templets one to the other. The punch an dide assemblies are designed to utilize interchangeable punch guide and die members and in a preferred construction a punch element is removably attached to its associated driver and shaped to permit opposite ends thereof to be employed in the punching operation. One or more punch elements may be loosely attached to their associated drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: S.B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: S. Arthur Whister
  • Patent number: 4104941
    Abstract: An assembly adapted for use in substantially increasing the accuracy of a reusable type punching system features a floating locater or guide templet and associated stripper-punch tip guide element to accurately, positionally locate a punch relative to an associated die part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: S. B. Whistler & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Clarence L. Krueger