Patents Examined by Debra Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10441986
    Abstract: A computer controlled method for bending profiles for making insulating frames for double and triple glass pane glazings comprises at least the steps of: automatically feeding the profile to a profile machining section; immediately bringing the profile to a bending position, in which the profile is heated directly by hot air jets to a malleable condition at the bending position without moving the profile in its malleable condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LOMBARDA MACCHINE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovan Battista Lattuada
  • Patent number: 10239105
    Abstract: A blank steel plate is planar and used for producing a press-formed product that has an open cross-section including a bent portion. The blank steel plate is homogeneous in its entirety and includes a belt-shaped thick area that has an increased thickness, thin areas that are adjacent to both sides of the thick area and have a thickness smaller than the thickness of the thick area. On the front surface of a front surface and a back face of the blank steel plate, a step height in thickness is formed along one of both side portions of the thick area, and on the back face, a step height a thickness is formed along the other of both side portions of the thick area. By using the blank steel plate in producing the press-formed product, it is possible to optimizing the strength of the press-formed product, and suppress manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ito, Yoshiaki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10226807
    Abstract: A press forming method includes portions of a blank corresponding to straight portions of product is press formed to a hat or channel cross-sectional shape prior to a portion of the blank corresponding to a curved portion of the product at an approached state of the both ends to thereby leave a surplus in a length of the portion of the blank corresponding to the curved portion of the product as compared to a length of the curved portion; then the portion of the blank corresponding to the curved portion of the product is press formed to a longitudinal curved shape at a state of leaving the surplus while forming the hat or channel cross-sectional shape to thereby apply a longitudinal compression stress to the portion of the blank corresponding to curved portion of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Toyohisa Shinmiya, Yuji Yamasaki, Eiji Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10227540
    Abstract: A powder lubricant composition according to the present invention includes 65 parts by mass to 95 parts by mass of sodium borate, and 5 parts by mass to 35 parts by mass of cryolite. A method for manufacturing a seamless steel pipe according to the present invention includes adhering the above-described powder lubricant composition to a pipe inner surface of a work piece which is piercing rolled to have a tubular shape, and elongation rolling on the work piece after the adhering of the powder lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sumio Iida, Masami Imamura, Takayuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10220428
    Abstract: A press forming method forms a metal plate into the part shape having at least a top surface portion and side wall portions continuous with both left and right sides of the top surface portion, the part shape having a U-shaped or hat-shaped cross section and having one or two or more bent portions bent in a longitudinal direction that is a direction intersecting the cross section. The press forming method includes: a first step of applying in-plane shear deformation to a plate portion on both sides or one side of the bent portions in the longitudinal direction of the metal plate, the in-plane shear deformation corresponding to a direction of bending the portion of the part shape; and a second step of implementing press forming for the metal plate into the part shape, the metal plate to which the in-plane shear deformation has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JFC STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujii, Toyohisa Shinmiya, Eiji Iizuka, Yuji Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10201842
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus bend a pipe to mitigate internal wrinkling, with particular benefit when bending a lined pipe upon spooling. Bending is performed continuously by advancing the pipe through a bending zone while an internal mandrel is held at the bending zone to resist wrinkling. In one variant, the mandrel includes longitudinally-spaced pipe-engaging elements and a tensile link between the elements allows relative movement between the elements. A hold-back connection on one of the elements applies hold-back force to that element to be transmitted to the other element via the tensile link. In another variant, the mandrel includes an elongate pipe-engaging body with a hold-back connection at one end of the body. The body is flexible to bend with the pipe and is shaped to engage an inner surface of the pipe along most of the length of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Acergy France SAS
    Inventor: Stephane Bombino
  • Patent number: 10189062
    Abstract: A compensation method of an asymmetric strip shape of a strip rolling mill, for compensating the asymmetric strip shape of a strip caused in a machining process of the strip rolling mill in the prior art. The compensation method is realized by generating a non-linear asymmetric no-load roll-shaped profile curve through polishing an upper working roll and a lower working roll of a rolling mill and forming a non-linear asymmetric no-load roll gap between a transmission side and a working side of the upper and lower working rolls. The strip rolling mill in the prior art refers to a presently commonly used two-roll rolling mill driven by the transmission side of the working roll, a four-roll rolling mill equipped with a support roll and a multi-roll rolling mill equipped with a middle roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Huifeng Li
  • Patent number: 10189072
    Abstract: A method of making a sheet metal component from a tailored blank includes altering an initial blank formed from a first material to form the tailored blank by at least one of (i) coupling additional material to a portion of the first material, and (ii) removing the first material from a portion of the initial blank. The method also includes forming the sheet metal component from the tailored blank by an incremental sheet forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Huntley Belk, Om Prakash
  • Patent number: 10183319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drawing die arrangement having a drawing tool that acts on an elongated workpiece, and having a drawing tool support on which the drawing tool is mounted, counteracting the drawing tool, in which support a measurement device that measures the mass distribution of the workpiece material is disposed on the drawing tool, wherein a coupling medium circulated between the measurement device and the drawing tool is provided. Furthermore, the invention relates to a workpiece guide and to a drawing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Lutterbach, Enver Yurdusever, Ali Zafari, Thomas Cmiel
  • Patent number: 10160023
    Abstract: The drawing press according to the invention includes a support structure for supporting a metal sheet holder which is part of a tool and supported on the press frame via the support structure. The metal sheet holder is assigned a plunger with a die tool, whereas the plunger is moved by means of a plunger drive which includes a blocking position. The blocking position is obtained, for example, by a drive which, in the blocking position does not transmit any movement of the drive output to the driving servomotor. This can be achieved, for example, by an eccentric drive in the stretched position thereof. For performing the actual drawing stroke, the stamping tool is vertically movably supported. A carriage is raised or lowered by the press table by means of a table drive. As table drive, preferably a servomotor with a non-linear drive, such as an eccentric drive is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Dietmar Schoellhammer, Martin Schmeink, Andreas Dangelmayr, Hans Hofele, Juergen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 10137488
    Abstract: A device to level a metal plate fabricated from high-strength steel material includes a frame, a leveling station and a draw device. The leveling station includes a plurality of upper and lower rollers in parallel arrangement and defining a serpentine path. A plunge depth is defined based upon a difference between a top-dead-center point of the lower rollers and a bottom-dead-center point of contiguous upper rollers. A longitudinal spacing and the plunge depth are configured such that the upper rollers and the lower rollers are disposed to impart a bend radius on the metal plate as the metal plate is drawn, via the draw device, through the serpentine path such that the metal plate conforms to the outer peripheral surfaces of the upper rollers and the lower rollers. The bend radius is selected to achieve plastification of the metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Allor Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: James Kitson, Anthony Allor, David Withrow
  • Patent number: 10137491
    Abstract: By the control of a controller, a gas is supplied into a metal pipe material from a gas supply part so as to expand a part of the metal pipe material in sub-cavity parts, and then a driving mechanism is driven such that expanded parts of the metal pipe material are pressed by an upper die and a lower die to form flange parts. In addition, by the control of the controller, a gas is supplied into the metal pipe material after the formation of the flange parts from the gas supply part so as to form a pipe part in a main cavity part. In this manner, the controller controls the gas supply part and the driving mechanism, and thus flange parts and a pipe part having a desired shape can be easily formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ishizuka, Masayuki Saika, Norieda Ueno, Takashi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10137560
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mandrel tool and method for more efficiently and consistently forming various shapes of material. In one embodiment of the invention, a pair of pliers having mandrel jaws that are shaped with a uniform cross sectional area throughout a length of the mandrel jaw is used to replace the traditional tapered mandrel. Because the mandrel jaws have a uniform cross sectional area, the wire, for example, can be wrapped multiple times around the mandrel jaw when it is desired to produce multiples of the same shape. For added versatility, the pliers can have opposing mandrel jaws, with different size cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 10130983
    Abstract: A power bender may be provided. The power bender may comprise a cart, a bender mechanism, and a scissor mechanism. The cart may have a zero turn radius. The bender mechanism may be configured to bend conduit. The scissor mechanism may be disposed between the cart and the bender mechanism. The scissor mechanism may be configured adjust a working height of the bender mechanism above the cart. The bender mechanism may be configured to rotate about a pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Randy McNurlin, Timmothy Bardin
  • Patent number: 10130982
    Abstract: A hot extrusion die tool and a method of making the hot extrusion die tool are provided. The hot extrusion die tool includes a die tool component including a nickel-based super alloy; and a wear resistant coating deposited on the die tooling component. The method of making the hot extrusion die tool includes coating at least one portion of an extrusion die tool component comprising a nickel-based super alloy with a wear resistant coating at a high temperature; and hardening the extrusion die tool component and the at least one coated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ohio University
    Inventors: Frank Frederick Kraft, Jared Rich
  • Patent number: 10124394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an online roundness correcting device for a semifinished wheel, which consists of a jacking and rotating system, a left correcting system, a right correcting system and a central locating system. According to the online roundness correcting device provided by the present invention, in service, an online roundness correcting function for the semifinished wheel can be achieved, and the corrected wheel has good roundness and cylindricity, so that not only can the labor intensity for workers be lowered, but also the online roundness correcting device has the characteristics of high degree of automation, advanced process, simple structure and safe and stable performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bowen Xue, Jiandong Guo
  • Patent number: 10124380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for adjusting a roll in a roll housing 210 of a roll stand. The device comprises a motor for providing an adjusting force for the roll; a drive shaft 120 that can be actuated in a rotatory manner by the motor; and a pressure spindle for transmitting the adjusting force of the motor to the roll. In order to do away with the upstream worm gear used in the prior art, according to the invention, the motor is designed in the form of a hydro- or torque-motor, the pressure spindle 130 is provided with an axially oriented cylindrical receiving space on the motor-side end face 132, the drive shaft 120 can project into the receiving area of the pressure spindle, and the pressure spindle 130 and the drive shaft 120 are coupled to one another in a rotatory manner inside the receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SMS Group GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Bender
  • Patent number: 10124395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a die heating system that is developed for preheating and continuous heating of forging dies (12) internally. The dies (12) are provided with channels (13) in which electrical heating cartridges (15) are placed with built-in thermocouples (16) monitored by a PID thermostat. The channels are located optimally in a zone (C) close to the die cavity for efficient heating but outside the zones of high forging load (D) or of rework requirement (B) or of high forging load after rework (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Lutfi Ertong, Mustafa Ilhan Gokler, Haluk Darendeliler, Cavat Komurcu
  • Patent number: 10118211
    Abstract: The problem of achieving great collar lengths with good quality and even when using high-strength metals, in particular high-strength steels, in a simple manner is solved by the disclosed methods and devices. One such method for producing a collar on a workpiece may involve preforming a region of the workpiece to form a material reserve for a collar drawing operation and drawing the workpiece to form a collar such that the drawn workpiece comprises a flange region and a drawn region adjoining the flange region, with the drawn region including a wall region and an adjoining drawn base. At least some material from a region of the material reserve may be used to form the wall region. The method may further involve punching the drawn base such that an opening is made in the drawn base and the wall region is adjoined by a drawn base sub-region, as well as widening the drawn base sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Thomas Flehmig
  • Patent number: 10112228
    Abstract: A bottom expansion station is provided. The station provides a blank support, a punch having a central recess configured to punch a blank through the blank support forming a cup, and a pressure exertion medium including a material through which pressure is exerted on a portion the end wall of the cup to increase the area of the end wall. The material is configured to be deformed by the end wall when pressure is exerted through it on the portion of the end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Silgan Containers LLC
    Inventors: Gerald J. Baker, Michael Patrick Moore