Patents Examined by Daniel Howell
  • Patent number: 10375869
    Abstract: A cut-and-clinch apparatus that cuts and bends protruding parts of two lead wires of a lead component to be respectively inserted through two of a plurality of through-holes formed in a circuit board, the cut-and-clinch apparatus includes a pair of movable elements that are used in a case where the respective protruding parts of the two lead wires are cut and bent and that are made to approach each other and separate from each other, and a movable element position control section that controls the positions of the pair of movable elements, on the basis of image data obtained by the pair of movable elements being imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakanishi, Haruaki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10286466
    Abstract: A working attachment for a power tool is provided. The working attachment is able to be driven by the power tool to oscillate around a central axis. The working attachment includes a working portion for realizing a function of the working attachment and a connecting portion for connecting the working attachment with the power tool. The connecting portion includes at least two driven points for receiving a driving force of the power tool. The at least two driven points are disposed in a plane which is substantially perpendicular to the central axis and located between an upper end and a lower end of the connecting portion in a direction of the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CHERVON (HK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Zhang, Huaqing Chen, Dong Cao
  • Patent number: 10272499
    Abstract: A self-locking drill chuck is disclosed herein. Among the rotating sleeve, the spring leaf and the nut, the nut is rotated by the rotating sleeve without being driven by the spring leaf, the spring leaf is loaded on the nut to rotate with the nut synchronously, under normal state, the locking end of the spring leaf is in a closed state against the teeth, and the self-locking drill chuck is also provided with a state switching part which is connected with the rotating sleeve and rotates with the rotating sleeve synchronously; the spring leaf is provided with a state switching matching structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Wenhua Zhou, Yanxing Xu
  • Patent number: 10271860
    Abstract: Tap guide assembly devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein. A tap guide assembly can have a body assembly, a tension pin assembly, a tension spring, and a setscrew. The body assembly can have an elongate body and a drill bushing. The drill bushing can have a diameter that is less than the diameter of the elongate body and can be positioned within a portion of the elongate body. The tension pin assembly can have a pin and a collar and can be configured to be received within the body assembly. The tension spring can be positioned proximate to the collar. The setscrew can be securely positioned proximate to the tension spring and within the second opening of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: University of Alaska Anchorage
    Inventors: Philip W. Boysen, Joshua D. Gunderson, Anthony J. Paris
  • Patent number: 10265777
    Abstract: A spacer for gear hobbing machine, a gear hobbing machine incorporating same, and an associated method are provided. The spacer includes a bore. One or more adjustment members are carried by the spacer and adjustable into and out of the bore. Adjustment of the adjustment members allows for varying the position of the spacer when mounted on an arbor of the gear hobbing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bourn & Koch, Inc.
    Inventor: Loyd L. Koch
  • Patent number: 10265813
    Abstract: A method of joining a plurality of parts to form a unitary body. At least two sintered parts are provided. At least one of the sintered parts has at least one internal channel. Each of the parts is formed of a hard metal composition of material. The at least two sintered parts are assembled into the shape of a unitary body. Each of the at least two sintered parts has a joining surface and when each joining surface is brought into contact the surfaces form a bonding interface therebetween. The assembled parts are subjected to a vacuum or gas atmosphere, without the application of external pressure, and to a temperature sufficient to fuse the at least two sintered parts together at the bonding interface to form the unitary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gary William Sweetman, Ihsan Al-Dawery, Jonathan Fair
  • Patent number: 10259051
    Abstract: A hole cutter has a substantially cylindrical blade body defining a blade body circumference, a cutting edge formed on one end of the blade body, and an axially-elongated slot formed through the substantially cylindrical blade body. The axially-elongated slot is configured to receive chips flowing from the cutting edge within the interior of the blade body and (i) into the slot and/or (ii) through the slot, to prevent the collection of such chips within the interior of the blade body and/or at an interface between the blade body and the work piece. The axially-elongated slot defines a first end adjacent to the cutting edge, a second end axially spaced further from the cutting edge, and a slot area. The hole cutter further defines a total slot area to blade body circumference ratio within the range of about 0.1 to about 0.3 depending on the size of the hole cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Novak, Matthew Christopher Green
  • Patent number: 10259049
    Abstract: A system is proposed that is made up of a tool holder 1, a collet 15 with a clamping nut 19, and a tool insert 27, in which the collet 15 and the tool insert are fixed and positioned on various function surfaces within the tool holder 1. Nevertheless, the clamping means are the same, namely a thread on the tool holder 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Karlheinz Jansen, Klaus Maier, Sascha Tschiggfrei
  • Patent number: 10252348
    Abstract: A compensating chuck for concentrically clamping workpieces. The chuck has a drive unit having two pairs of entrainment members, wherein the entrainment members are preferably slidingly mounted, are respectively movable in paired relationship, and are so coupled to a respective one of the main jaws that a relative movement of a respective pair causes a synchronous movement of adjacent main jaws and that both a relative movement relative to each other with respectively different movement components and also a synchronous movement of the adjacent entrainment members in the same direction respectively causes a relative movement of adjacent main jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HVM Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Henke
  • Patent number: 10252346
    Abstract: Reducer sleeves are described herein. Reducer sleeves described herein comprise a reducer sleeve body having an axial forward end and an axial rearward end. The reducer sleeve body defines a longitudinal axis. Reducer sleeves further comprise a flange disposed at the axial forward end of the reducer sleeve body. The flange defines a first nozzle disposed at a first radial distance from the longitudinal axis and a second nozzle disposed at a second distance from the longitudinal axis. The reducer sleeve body defines a first trough extending from the axial rearward end to the axial forward end. The first trough is in communication with the first nozzle and the second nozzle, whereby coolant is able to enter the first trough and flow along the first trough and into the first nozzle and the second nozzle such that the coolant is ejected by the first nozzle and the second nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Santhosha B Boregowda, Josef K Herud
  • Patent number: 10245692
    Abstract: A chain-type tool magazine for detachably holding a plurality of pots on a chain and circulating the pots, provided with: U-shaped link members having openings for detachably holding pots, the link members having first rollers protruding on the side of the openings and second rollers on the side opposite from the opening; link members which do not have a roller; a chain assembly in which the plurality of link members are alternately joined by pins in an endless manner; guides for guiding the first rollers and the second rollers so that the chain assembly bends in the forward and reverse directions and circulates in a meandering manner; and driving means for circularly driving the chain assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Toru Nakashima, Naohiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10245694
    Abstract: A dry machining apparatus includes: a tool that machine a workpiece; a first surface that is arranged below the tool and receives chips generated by the machining; a second surface that is arranged upper than the first surface; a third surface that connects the first surface and the second surface; and an air jet nozzle that has an air jet port which jets air toward a boundary portion between the second surface and the third surface from the second surface, and the air jet nozzle supplies at least a part of the air jetted from the air jet port to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinao Komatsu, Hirohisa Ichihata, Kazuyuki Ishizu
  • Patent number: 10245664
    Abstract: Bevel gear cutting machines having multiple numerically-controllable axes, a workpiece spindle, which accommodates a bevel gear coaxially in relation to a workpiece spindle axis, and a deburring device having a deburring spindle for accommodating at least one first deburring tool. The bevel gear cutting machines may chamfer tooth edges of the bevel gear in two passes, where, in a first pass, first chamfers are provided on the tooth edges by using the first deburring tool, and, in a second pass, second chamfers are provided in the region of the first chamfers by using the first deburring tool or by using a second deburring tool in a continuous procedure, in which the bevel gear and the first or second deburring tool rotate in a coupled manner while engaged with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ji Kyung Yoon, J├╝rgen Weber, Karl-Martin Ribbeck
  • Patent number: 10245658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutting device and a chamfering machine comprising the same, and according to one aspect of the present invention, a cutting device for use in a chamfering process of a film laminate is provided, in which the cutting device comprises a rotating wheel having a rotation center; and a cutting bite comprising a main body mounted on the rotating wheel and a cutting tip provided on the main body and provided to perform chamfering of the film laminate by rotating the rotating wheel, wherein the cutting bite is mounted on the rotating wheel such that the central axis of the cutting tip is inclined at a first angle with respect to the tangential direction of a rotation locus of the cutting bite formed by rotating the rotating wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: YoungTae Kim, YuShik Hong, SeulKi Park, DoWon Yang, YeHoon Im
  • Patent number: 10239175
    Abstract: Provided is a vertical machining center including: a splash cover fixed to a base, the splash cover defining a machining chamber to enclose a machining zone; a column vertically standing on the base; a Z-axis guiding rail disposed on the column and being vertically directed toward the base, the Z-axis guiding rail partially exposed to the machining zone; a Z-axis driving device disposed in the column, the Z-axis driving device partially exposed to the machining zone; a spindle head to be driven vertically by the Z-axis driving device; a spindle head opening formed in the splash cover so that the spindle head can pass through the spindle head opening; and an extendable cover provided between an edge of the spindle head opening and the spindle head and configured to cover parts of the Z-axis guiding rail and the Z-axis driving device, the parts being exposed to the machining zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yuji Toyooka, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Satoru Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10239131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to embodiments of a machine tool, in particular a multi-spindle milling machine, comprise a machine frame, a workpiece clamping device for clamping a workpiece, an axis slide assembly arranged on the machine frame, and a spindle carrier assembly which is arranged on the machine frame and has at least two tool-carrying work spindles. The axis slide assembly is configured to linearly move the workpiece clamped at the workpiece clamping device by way of three controllable linear axes X, Y and Z. The work spindles are arranged at a turret which can be rotated or swiveled about a turret axis at respectively equal distance from the turret axis, and the spindle axes of the work spindles are aligned or can be aligned in parallel to one another and in parallel to the turret axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH
    Inventor: Alfred Geissler
  • Patent number: 10239128
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a portable drill press apparatus for drilling a bore perfectly perpendicular to a surface. This apparatus includes a horizontal base plate having an enlarged aperture and a horizontal adjustment plate having an adjustment plate aperture. The adjustment plate is parallel to and releasably connected to the base plate by a plurality of releasable fasteners extending through a plurality of adjustment slots in the adjustment plate. A plurality of guide bolts extends vertically from the adjustment plate through a horizontal guide plate, the guide plate being parallel to the adjustment plate and slidable along the plurality of guide bolts. The guide plate has a guide plate aperture. A vertical back plate interconnects the guide plate and at least one drill clamp, the guide plate and drill clamp extending parallel to each other. The drill clamp has a variably-sized drill aperture for clamping a portable drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffry Mark Giese
  • Patent number: 10239126
    Abstract: In an interface structure comprising a first assembly and a second assembly wherein the first assembly includes a cavity having a truncated cone-like section, a stop surface effective in the axial direction and a second assembly including a trunnion with a truncated cone-like section for abutment on the truncated cone-like sleeve section of the first assembly and an abutment surface for contacting the abutment surface of the first assembly, between the cavity and the trunnion a bayonet-like locking structure is provided in the interface structure whereby handling with a high repetition accuracy with regard to the position of the assemblies to be joined is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph Zeller, Wilhelm Giessler, Andreas Neumann, Simon Ganter, Thomas Geisselmann
  • Patent number: 10239129
    Abstract: Provided is a machine tool including: a bed; a work-table which is provided to the bed; a moving device provided to the bed; a spindle head provided to the moving device; at least a vertical main spindle provided to the spindle head, the vertical main spindle extending in the vertical direction; and at least a horizontal main spindle provided to the spindle head, the horizontal main spindle extending in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masato Kosugi, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Jun Oshida
  • Patent number: 10232446
    Abstract: A positive feed tool may include a motor, a power supply operably coupled to the motor to power the motor, a gear head and a spindle. The gear head may be operably coupled to the motor to be operated responsive to powering of the motor. The gear head may include a drive assembly and a feed assembly. The spindle may be operably coupled to the gear head to enable the spindle to be selectively driven rotationally and fed axially based on operation of the drive assembly and the feed assembly, respectively. The feed assembly may include an electronically controlled variable feed rate oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APEX BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Donald Fairchild, Rolf Reitz DeSwardt, Jeremy Dean Watford