Patents Examined by Eric A. Gates
  • Patent number: 11684986
    Abstract: Power drive tools are described. The tools include one or more threading pawls, one or more release pawls, and a drive ring selectively positionable relative to the tool and engaged with the pawls to selectively extend or retract the pawls. Also described are tools that include one or more lights to illuminate a workpiece. Also described are tools having distally located shoulder regions at which force may readily be applied. In addition, gear train assemblies for use in the power drive tools are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Ridge Tool Company
    Inventors: Scott Kruepke, Seth B. Bullock, Glen R. Chartier, Harald Krondorfer
  • Patent number: 11679441
    Abstract: A laser alignment system is affixed to a drilling machine M, the laser alignment system contains: a base, two first fixers, two lamp holders, two second fixers, two first resilient elements, two first adjustable screws, two second resilient elements, and two second adjustable screws. The base includes two symmetrical holding sections, two extensions, and two peripheral orifices. Each first fixer has a first arcuate portion, an accommodation hole, a first threaded hole, a limitation hole, a first protrusion and a second protrusion. Each lamp holder includes a peripheral knob, a first receiving orifice, a first rotation portion, a second rotation portion, and a swing portion. Each second fixer includes a second arcuate portion, a second receiving orifice, a first projection and a second projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Ta Chuang Wei
  • Patent number: 11660683
    Abstract: The device (1) for restraining/locking mechanical parts on machines tools comprises: a hydraulic cylinder (2); a first piston (9) comprising a head (10) which projects from the hydraulic cylinder (2), the first piston (9) being slidable along a main line (B1); at least two self-centring locking elements (19) joined to the head (10) in such a way that they are movable along lines of sliding (B2) which are substantially transversal to the main line (B1); and movement means (21, 22) for moving the self-centring locking elements (19) between a retracted position and an extracted position, wherein the movement means (21, 22) comprise: a hydraulic chamber (21) made in the first piston (9); a second piston (22) which is slidable along the main line (B1) between a starting position and an arrival position and which comprises an operating portion (23) joined to the self-centring locking elements (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Hydroblock S.r.l.
    Inventor: Davide Zanni
  • Patent number: 11660685
    Abstract: An adjustable drill jig system for drilling holes in a workpiece includes a first T-shaped element having a stem and a crossbar; a first guide engaged with the stem, the first guide having a stop plate extending perpendicular to the stem; a double bracket having a first channel and a second channel, the first channel to engage with the crossbar; an extension ruler engaged with the second channel of the double bracket and extending away from the cross bar; and a second guide having a drill bushing; the second guide is to engage with the crossbar or the extension ruler for placement of the drill bushing; and the adjustable drill jib system allows for drilling one or more holes in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Tad K. Lostlen, James J. Lostlen
  • Patent number: 11660691
    Abstract: A reamer is rotated about a central axis and has, in a direction along a central axis, a tool front end and a tool rear end that is an end opposite to the tool front end. The reamer includes a blade on a tool front end side. The blade has, on a circumferential surface, a chamfered cutting edge located on the tool front end side, a circumferential cutting edge contiguous to an end of the chamfered cutting edge on a tool rear end side, and a margin that is a surface contiguous to the circumferential cutting edge. The circumferential cutting edge includes a front end portion between a first position and a second position, the first position being an end on a chamfered cutting edge side, the second position having a distance of 1 mm from the first position in a direction of extension of the circumferential cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP., Sumitomo Electric Tool Net, Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Yamada, Masaaki Jindai, Jun Okamoto, Futoshi Takeshita, Kyosuke Kai, Katsutoshi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11660681
    Abstract: A tool-holding apparatus (70) includes an engaging member (71) for engaging a tool accessory (B) and being movably supported in axial and radial directions in a rotational-output shaft (26) having an insertion hole (81) for holding the tool accessory (B). A first biasing member (72) biases the engaging member towards engagement with the engaging member. A bit sleeve (73) is movable in the axial direction along an outer-circumferential surface of the rotational-output shaft between a blocking position at which radial outward movement of the engaging member is blocked and a permitting position at which radial outward movement of the engaging member is permitted. A second biasing member (74) biases the bit sleeve toward the blocking position. A positioning part (75) is fixed on the outer-circumferential surface of the rotational-output shaft and stops the bit sleeve at the blocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Yasuhito Kawai, Tomoyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 11660686
    Abstract: The present disclosure belongs to the technical field of hole machining equipment, and provides a hole chamfering device including blades in bilateral symmetry and a blade posture adjusting assembly. The hole chamfering device not only can be fed from the front face of a hole to complete chamfering work on the front face of the hole, but also can solve the problem of chamfering the back face of the hole under the condition that a chamfering tool cannot be directly fed from the back face of the hole. The hole chamfering device can be fed from the front face of the hole to complete chamfering work on the front face and the back face of the hole, and meanwhile, can remove burrs in the hole, thereby meeting the machining requirement of conventional chamfering of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CITIC Dicastal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huiying Liu, Zuo Xu, Hanqi Wu
  • Patent number: 11654492
    Abstract: Drilling tool systems including a drilling body and a drilling inserts are disclosed. The drilling inserts include four indexable cutting edges. The four cutting edges may each comprise a plurality of cutting edge segments and a wiper edge. The plurality of cutting edge segments and the wiper edge are provided at distinct angles to provide effective chip breaking and a stronger cutting edge at the drilling insert corners. Furthermore, the side surfaces of the drilling inserts allow the drilling insert to be more stably supported in a pocket of the drilling body. The drilling inserts may be used in a peripheral pocket of a drilling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Ravi Halasur, Mahesh Todkar
  • Patent number: 11654494
    Abstract: A machining tool forms a first relief surface, a valve seat surface, and a second relief surface by cutting the inner periphery of a valve seat blank having an opening. The machining tool is provided with: a tool body rotationally driven about an axis; a plurality of cutting tools rotating with the tool body; a cartridge mounted to the tool body so as to be capable of moving forward and backward along the axis; and a cam in contact with the base end surface of the cartridge and moving the cartridge forward and backward. At least one of the plurality of cutting tools is mounted to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Oka, Tadatomo Hatayama, Masaya Koide
  • Patent number: 11638960
    Abstract: A flat drill bit includes a stem body, a cut flute part provided axially from an end of the stem body and being generally flat-shaped, and a threaded guiding part provided axially from an end of the cut flute part. The cut flute part includes two longitudinal wings which are configured to be rotationally symmetrical to each other about a longitudinal central axis (O) of the flat drill bit. Each longitudinal wing is formed with a cutting edge at the end of the cut flute part from which the threaded guiding part extends. A rotating trajectory profile caused by the cutting edge when the flat drill bit rotates is inclined towards the stem body and is at an angle (a) relative to the longitudinal central axis (O), and the angle (a) is in a range between 84° and 86°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Jun Ren, Chenying Li, Jie Lin
  • Patent number: 11633843
    Abstract: A percussion tool is used for performing a chiseling operation on a workpiece with a chisel. The percussion tool comprises a housing including a cylinder portion, a tool holder coupled to the cylinder portion for holding the chisel, and a percussion mechanism including a striker supported for reciprocation in the cylinder portion. The percussion mechanism is configured to impart repeated axial impacts to the chisel with the striker. The percussion tool further comprises a flange between the cylinder portion and the tool holder. Movement of the chisel within the tool holder toward the percussion mechanism is stopped by the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Alexander Krug, Zbyn{hacek over (e)}k Kadlec, Günter Karg, Andrew Delmar Van Hoorn, Kevin Gee
  • Patent number: 11633792
    Abstract: An apparatus for provisioning, in particular automatically, a complete tool having a toolholder and a tool, in particular a drilling and/or milling tool. The apparatus has a spindle that can be driven in rotation by a driving device. The spindle has a holding device for holding a toolholder. A measuring device, in particular an optical measuring device, measures a complete tool, held on the spindle. A heating device in the region of the spindle heats a shrink-fit chuck of the toolholder held on the spindle. A cooling device, in particular a cooling device associated with the spindle, enables the spindle and/or the complete tool held on the spindle, to be cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Franz Haimer Maschinenbau KG
    Inventor: Olaf Stoffels
  • Patent number: 11628505
    Abstract: A drilling tool is provided, which is configured to prevent an insufficient chip discharge ability thereof. The drilling tool includes a cutting insert having a cutting edge at a leading end portion, and a body to which the cutting insert is mounted. The drilling tool also includes a recessed part provided on an outer peripheral surface of the body and extending to a leading end of the body, and an oil supply port provided on a base end side of the recessed part and supplying cutting oil, passing through the inside of the body, to an outer peripheral side of the body. In a case where the drilling tool further includes a guide pad that comes into abutment with an inner wall surface of a hole cut by the cutting insert, and a fastening screw for fixing the guide pad to the body, the oil supply port may be provided at a position further toward the base end side of the body than a position of the fastening screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroya Shikama
  • Patent number: 11618092
    Abstract: A tap and chaser are provided each having a cylindrical tool receiver connected to a threading section by a shaft. The receiver and shaft are of diameters sufficiently small to enter the bore hole and distribute any off axis load onto a number of internal threads of the bore hole to dissipate loading. The threaded section includes a group of longitudinal flutes. Each of the lands of the threaded section includes a novel cutting face, tooth angle and rake angle to advantageously allow for threading deep blind holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Devin Corbit, Damon Kuhn
  • Patent number: 11602793
    Abstract: Disclosed is a deburring tool holder that may be used in combination with a computer controlled machine with a rotating spindle allowing for the provision of biasing forces on the deburring tool in both compression and tension, including a preset or predetermined amount of biasing force independent for compression versus tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: The Tapmatic Corporation
    Inventor: Mark F Johnson
  • Patent number: 11602814
    Abstract: A rotary union includes a housing forming a bore and a piston bore having an open end and disposed at a radially offset distance with respect to the bore. The piston bore is fluidly isolated from the bore. A seal carrier is slidably disposed within the bore, and includes an actuation arm extending radially outwardly relative to the bore such that it overlaps the piston bore. A piston slidably disposed in the piston bore is extendible to releasably abut the actuation arm and urge the seal carrier to displace relative to the bore when the piston displaces relative to the piston bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Deublin Company, LLC
    Inventor: Anton A. Petrou
  • Patent number: 11602794
    Abstract: A balancing adapter for a balancing device has a clamping device for clamping a workpiece. The clamping device has a clamping sleeve element with a clamping sleeve, and a clamping element that can be moved relative to the clamping sleeve element. The clamping sleeve has a taper, and the clamping element has a mating taper corresponding to the clamping sleeve taper. The clamping diameter of the clamping sleeve can be adjusted, and thus a workpiece can be clamped, by moving the clamping element relative to the clamping sleeve element. The clamping sleeve element is releasably connectable to a base body of the balancing adapter. Accordingly, for connection to the base body, the clamping sleeve element has an annular flange by which, in the connected state of the clamping sleeve element and the base body, the clamping sleeve element rests on an end wall of the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Franz Haimer Maschinenbau KG
    Inventor: Franz Haimer
  • Patent number: 11597023
    Abstract: A hybrid threading tap includes a reamer portion and a thread cutting portion having a plurality of cutting teeth. The thread cutting portion is arranged with the reamer portion along the longitudinal axis. The reamer portion is configured to be advanced within a hole of a workpiece to plastically deform and expand the hole to an expanded hole and provide the expanded hole with a zone of residual compressive stress. The plurality of cutting teeth is configured to cut a threading into the expanded hole within the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Lokesh Choudhary, Tiruttani Munikamal, Qigui Wang, David A. Wulbrecht
  • Patent number: 11597022
    Abstract: Various methods are described for forming threads in a workpiece, and particularly for controlling and/or monitoring threading of workpieces. Also described are tools and a system used in performing the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Emerson Professional Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Kruepke, Seth B. Bullock, Glen R. Chartier, Naga Penmetsa, Dominic Amantea, Curtis Hendrix, Nicholas Amaral, Dan-Radu Bozdog
  • Patent number: 11590586
    Abstract: An apparatus for drilling out a plug of material, the apparatus comprising: a base plate having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a central longitudinal axis; a circumferentially-extending side wall extending distally from the top surface of the base plate, the circumferentially-extending side wall terminating in a circular distal end surface; a drill bit centered on the central longitudinal axis of the base plate and extending distally therefrom, the drill bit comprising a distal portion, a proximal portion and an intermediate portion extending between the distal portion and the proximal portion; wherein the intermediate portion of the drill bit comprises a first laterally-extending flat comprising a cutting edge disposed a first distance away from the central longitudinal axis towards the circumferentially-extending side wall and a second laterally-extending flat extending a second distance away from the central longitudinal axis towards the circumferentially-extending side wall, and further wherein the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: L. Curtis Beaton