Patents Assigned to Schaublin SA
  • Patent number: 10882553
    Abstract: A kingpin assembly includes a pin that has a shaft with a spherical member extending therefrom. The kingpin includes a base that has a spherical interior surface which defines an interior area. The interior area includes an open end of the base and is bounded by a closed end of the base. The closed end of the base is opposite the open end. The spherical member is rotatingly disposed in the interior area with the shaft extending away from the open end. The closed end has a torque receiving configuration for receiving a torque applying tool thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SCHAUBLIN SA
    Inventor: Chris Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10724575
    Abstract: A trunnion bearing includes an inner ring that has a first exterior surface and a first interior surface. The first exterior surface has a spherical contour. The trunnion bearing includes an outer ring that has a second interior surface and a second exterior surface. The second interior surface has a spherical contour. The inner ring is disposed at least partially in the outer ring. A metallic liner made of a copper based alloy is disposed between the first exterior surface of the inner ring and the second interior surface of the outer ring. The inner ring and/or the outer ring are made from a titanium based alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Dave Coombe, Maxime Merg
  • Patent number: 10655733
    Abstract: An impact resistant seal includes an annular body extending between a first end and a second end. The annular body includes a first anchor formed on the first end and a second anchor formed on the second end. The impact resistant seal includes an elastomeric section having an exterior surface which extends between the first anchor and the second anchor. The elastomeric section is expandable and contractible in response to movement of the first anchor relative to the second anchor. The impact resistant seal includes a plurality of protrusions extending radially outward from the exterior surface and extending circumferentially around the elastomeric section. Adjacent ones of the plurality of protrusions are spaced apart from one another by a predetermined spacing magnitude configured to accommodate the movement of the first anchor relative to the second anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Moises Polanco, Chris Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10639726
    Abstract: A flexible coupling for attaching a collet to a draw bar includes a draw bar having a first longitudinal axis and a first coupling portion. The first coupling portion includes two or more legs spaced apart from one another with each of the legs having first coupling surface formed thereon. The flexible coupling includes a collet having a second longitudinal axis and a clamping portion proximate one end of the collet. The collet includes a second coupling portion proximate a second end of the collet. The second coupling portion has a second coupling surface formed thereon and configured in a shape complementary to the first coupling surface so that the first coupling surfaces moveably engage the second coupling surface such that the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are coaxial when an axial force is applied to the draw bar and the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Schaublin SA
    Inventor: René Motschi
  • Publication number: 20200072277
    Abstract: A ball joint includes an outer race having an exterior surface extending from an outer axial end to an inner axial end thereof and having an interior that has an opening proximate the outer axial end. The ball joint includes a ball with a stem extending therefrom. The ball is disposed in the interior area with the stem extending out of the opening. The ball joint has an anti pull-out collar disposed around the outer race and located entirely beyond a center point of the ball towards the outer axial end of the outer race. The anti pull-out collar has a radial thickness configured to prevent radial expansion of the outer race.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Chris Wilhelm, Girolamo Toscano
  • Patent number: 10480569
    Abstract: A trunnion bearing includes an inner ring having exterior and interior surfaces; and an outer ring having interior and exterior surfaces. A portion of the inner ring is disposed in the outer ring. A lubricious liner is disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring. The trunnion bearing includes a bushing disposed in the inner ring. The bushing has a lubricant reservoir formed therein to dispense a lubricant therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Maxime Merg, Dave Coombe
  • Publication number: 20190299299
    Abstract: A clamping assembly includes a collet adapter and an expansion sleeve movably disposed in collet adapter and a draw pin movably disposed in the expansion sleeve. The expansion sleeve cooperates with the draw pin to define a containment system configured maintain the expansion sleeve within an axial envelope and a radial envelope within the collet adapter. Axial movement of the draw pin in the expansion sleeve within the axial envelope causes a portion of the expansion sleeve to expand radially outward to a predetermined maximum diameter to releasably clamp the collet in the collet adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Schaublin SA
    Inventor: René Motschi
  • Patent number: 10393179
    Abstract: An outer ring for a bearing includes an outer sleeve that defines a first exterior surface and a first interior area. The first interior area is defined by a first inner surface. The first inner surface has a first fastener mechanism formed therein. The outer ring includes an inner sleeve that defines a second exterior surface and a second interior area. The second interior area is defined by a second inner surface. The second exterior surface has a second fastener mechanism formed therein. The inner sleeve is removably disposed in the first interior area by selective engagement of the first fastener mechanism with the second fastener mechanism. The outer sleeve surrounds the inner sleeve and extends axially from a first end to a second end thereof. The inner sleeve extends from the first end to the second end of the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Philippe Charmillot, Matthias Duenner
  • Publication number: 20190071121
    Abstract: A kingpin assembly includes a pin that has a shaft with a spherical member extending therefrom. The kingpin includes a base that has a spherical interior surface which defines an interior area. The interior area includes an open end of the base and is bounded by a closed end of the base. The closed end of the base is opposite the open end. The spherical member is rotatingly disposed in the interior area with the shaft extending away from the open end. The closed end has a torque receiving configuration for receiving a torque applying tool thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Schaublin SA
    Inventor: Chris Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20180363697
    Abstract: A trunnion bearing includes an inner ring having exterior and interior surfaces; and an outer ring having interior and exterior surfaces. A portion of the inner ring is disposed in the outer ring. A lubricious liner is disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring. The trunnion bearing includes a bushing disposed in the inner ring. The bushing has a lubricant reservoir formed therein to dispense a lubricant therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Maxime Merg, Dave Coombe
  • Publication number: 20180363704
    Abstract: A trunnion bearing includes an inner ring that has a first exterior surface and a first interior surface. The first exterior surface has a spherical contour. The trunnion bearing includes an outer ring that has a second interior surface and a second exterior surface. The second interior surface has a spherical contour. The inner ring is disposed at least partially in the outer ring. A metallic liner made of a copper based alloy is disposed between the first exterior surface of the inner ring and the second interior surface of the outer ring. The inner ring and/or the outer ring are made from a titanium based alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Dave Coombe, Maxime Merg
  • Publication number: 20180326505
    Abstract: A clamping device includes a first clamping segment which has a first mounting flange and a tubular member extending axially away therefrom. A first bore extends through the first mounting flange and the tubular member. The first mounting flange is configured for attachment to a rotatable spindle of a machine tool. The clamping device includes a draw bar assembly which has an axially extending elongate shaft. The elongate shaft extends through the first bore of the first clamping segment. A biasing unit is mounted on or in the tubular member. A locking member is removably secured to the elongate shaft such that the biasing unit is compressed between the locking member and a portion of the first clamping segment. The biasing member remains compressed when the first clamping segment is separated from the spindle of the machine tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Schaublin SA
    Inventor: René Motschi
  • Patent number: 9999931
    Abstract: A locking mechanism includes a biasing ring having a first area having a first radial thickness and a first radially inward facing surface and a second area having a second radial thickness and a second radially inward facing surface. The locking mechanism includes an inner ring having an activation tab extending therefrom and defining a radially outward facing surface. The biasing ring is positioned around the inner ring thereby defining a cavity between the biasing ring and the inner ring. The locking mechanism includes a detent member positioned in the cavity and selectively engageable with at least one of the first radially inward facing surface, the second inwardly facing surface and the radially outward facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SCHAUBLIN SA
    Inventors: René Motschi, Jean-Gabriel Theubet
  • Publication number: 20180142786
    Abstract: An impact resistant seal includes an annular body extending between a first end and a second end. The annular body includes a first anchor formed on the first end and a second anchor formed on the second end. The impact resistant seal includes an elastomeric section having an exterior surface which extends between the first anchor and the second anchor. The elastomeric section is expandable and contractible in response to movement of the first anchor relative to the second anchor. The impact resistant seal includes a plurality of protrusions extending radially outward from the exterior surface and extending circumferentially around the elastomeric section. Adjacent ones of the plurality of protrusions are spaced apart from one another by a predetermined spacing magnitude configured to accommodate the movement of the first anchor relative to the second anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: SCHAUBLIN SA
    Inventors: Moises Polanco, Chris Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 9919502
    Abstract: A method for preparing a surface of a substrate for bonding a material to the surface. The apparatus employed includes one or more optical amplification devices (OAD), one or more drivers, the substrate and a base. The one or more OAD and/or the substrate are moveably coupled to the one or more drivers. The one or more OAD is activated to emit a beam of energy. The one or more OAD and/or the substrate move relative to one another while the one or more OAD is activated. The movement of the one or more OAD and/or the substrate relative to one another forms (via the beam of energy) a pattern on the surface of the substrate. The pattern formed on the surface of the substrate allows the material to bond with a greater degree of adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Schaublin SA
    Inventor: Louis Bourgois
  • Publication number: 20160107243
    Abstract: A locking mechanism includes a biasing ring having a first area having a first radial thickness and a first radially inward facing surface and a second area having a second radial thickness and a second radially inward facing surface. The locking mechanism includes an inner ring having an activation tab extending therefrom and defining a radially outward facing surface. The biasing ring is positioned around the inner ring thereby defining a cavity between the biasing ring and the inner ring. The locking mechanism includes a detent member positioned in the cavity and selectively engageable with at least one of the first radially inward facing surface, the second inwardly facing surface and the radially outward facing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: SCHAUBLIN SA
    Inventors: René Motschi, Jean-Gabriel Theubet
  • Patent number: 9248508
    Abstract: A device for clamping a collet in a machine tool having a rotatable spindle and a spindle nose thereon includes a mounting portion fastenable to the spindle and a clamping portion extending from the mounting portion. A bore is defined through the clamping portion and the mounting portion. At least one moveable ring is located within a portion of the bore defined by the clamping portion, the moveable ring being configured to receive the collet or any other appropriate clamping tool. At least one screw is mounted in the clamping portion and can be tightened against the moveable ring. The collet or clamping tool is attachable to the spindle nose of the machine tool and is drawn into the bore of the clamping portion. A method of clamping a collet includes providing the clamping device, attaching the device to the machine tool, inserting the collet into the clamping device, and attaching the collet to the spindle nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SCHAUBLIN SA
    Inventors: Rene Motschi, Jean Gabriel Theubet
  • Publication number: 20140361500
    Abstract: An expandable arbor for rotatably mounting an object to a machine tool comprises a mounting portion fastenable to a machine tool spindle and a clamping portion located on the mounting portion. The clamping portion comprises a finger extending from the mounting portion, an expandable sleeve coupled to the finger, and a nut for coupling the expandable sleeve to the mounting portion and for coupling the mounting portion to the rotating spindle. The expansion of the expandable sleeve allows for the clamping of the expandable sleeve to an internal surface of a tool or workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SCHAUBLIN SA
    Inventor: René Motschi
  • Publication number: 20140353929
    Abstract: An expandable arbor for mounting a tool or work piece to a machine tool includes a mounting portion including a tubular section having conical exterior surface flaring outwardly towards a substantially closed end thereof. The arbor includes an opposing end having a plug removably disposed therein. The closed end has a finger extending axially therefrom. The mounting portion is configured to be rotatably coupled to a machine tool spindle and defines a keyway configured on a portion of an outer surface thereof. The arbor includes a clamping portion comprising an expandable sleeve slidably positioned over the finger. The finger is axially movable relative to and within the expandable sleeve. A nut is positioned over a portion of the expandable sleeve for axially retaining the expandable sleeve relative to the machine tool and allowing radial movement of the expandable sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SCHAUBLIN SA
    Inventor: René Motschi
  • Publication number: 20140346742
    Abstract: A device for clamping a collet in a machine tool having a rotatable spindle and a spindle nose thereon includes a mounting portion fastenable to the spindle and a clamping portion extending from the mounting portion. A bore is defined through the clamping portion and the mounting portion. At least one moveable ring is located within a portion of the bore defined by the clamping portion, the moveable ring being configured to receive the collet or any other appropriate clamping tool. At least one screw is mounted in the clamping portion and can be tightened against the moveable ring. The collet or clamping tool is attachable to the spindle nose of the machine tool and is drawn into the bore of the clamping portion. A method of clamping a collet includes providing the clamping device, attaching the device to the machine tool, inserting the collet into the clamping device, and attaching the collet to the spindle nose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Schaublin SA
    Inventors: Jean-Gabriel Theubet, René Motschi