Patents Examined by Eric A. Gates
  • Patent number: 10226825
    Abstract: A tool holding apparatus for interfacing a machine spindle receiver of a milling machine, which includes a holder nose connected to a holder body configured with a first divided section integrally connecting to a second divided section and a centralized axial bore for housing therewithin a tension bolt, a lock nut, and a thrust nut. The holder nose includes an axial bore incorporating a reverse-tapered configuration and three flat sectors to correspond with an equally configured shaft portion of a tool, whereupon the threaded attachment of the thrust nut to the holder nose furthers a locking arrangement of the tool within the axial bore to prevent inadvertent axial and rotational movement thereof during aggressive milling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Michael Berg
  • Patent number: 10220477
    Abstract: A sliding sleeve or collar which is cylindrical and has an elongated guide or channel fluidly connecting the outer annular wall with the inner annular wall of the sleeve is disclosed. A connector having at least one open end and an elongated slot with a floor and a pin guide through the floor is further disclosed. The pin guide is open to the inside of the connector. Between the sleeve and the slot is a pin having a pin head visible through the elongated guide and two opposing spring arms of a size and shape to fit in said slot, and a pin body which movable fits inside pin guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ECA Medical Instruments
    Inventors: John Nino, David Ivinson
  • Patent number: 10213897
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus with a control mechanism includes a cam, a cam post, a handle, and a handle plate. The cam is configured to rotate into a clamped position in which the clamping apparatus is in a clamped state and an unclamped position in which the clamping apparatus is in an unclamped state. The cam post is rotatable with the cam. The handle is movable into a first position and a second position. The handle plate is rotatable with the handle. The handle plate is configured to rotate the cam post in a first direction when the handle moves from the first position to the second position. The handle plate is configured to rotate in a second direction without rotating the cam post in the second direction for a predetermined distance when the handle moves from the second position to the first position. The first direction is opposite to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Bernardi, Daniel Schadegg
  • Patent number: 10213885
    Abstract: A drill press includes a main housing, a drill unit supported by the main housing for relative movement therewith, and a magnetic base for coupling the drill press to a ferromagnetic workpiece. The magnetic base includes a ferromagnetic body having spaced, substantially parallel first and second rails. Each of the first and second rails includes a flat bottom surface engageable with the ferromagnetic workpiece. A coil is positioned between the first and second rails for generating a holding force on the ferromagnetic workpiece. The coil defines a central axis that is parallel with the bottom surface of each of the first and second rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy R. Reichert
  • Patent number: 10213846
    Abstract: A method of machining a workpiece is provided that is capable of forming a fresh air inlet in an arbitrary position in an outer shell of a container. According to the present invention, a method of machining a workpiece is provided that includes: machining to form a round hole in a workpiece using a boring drill having a tubular end portion, the end portion provided with a flat surface and a notch, and having a blade on a side of the notch, by pressing the flat surface against the workpiece while rotating the drill to contact the blade with the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kousuke Aihara
  • Patent number: 10207385
    Abstract: An accessory for use with an oscillating power tool includes an attachment plate and a raised annular rim extending from the attachment plate. The raised annular rim has a central recess and a keyed sidewall with a star shape configured to be engaged by a first mating geometry of an oscillating power tool. The raised annular rim may further include a receiving portion formed thereon configured to be engaged by a second mating geometry of an oscillating power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Sarah J. Montplaisir, David B Lee, Rachel A. Lombardo, Mark D. Miller, Jr., Kevin W. Covell
  • Patent number: 10207331
    Abstract: A tool holder is disclosed for holding a tool shaft of a tool, the tool holder having a receiving bore for receiving the tool shaft in a predetermined axial position, having a seal at an inner end of the receiving bore, and further comprising a coolant supply from a machine-side into a bore of the tool shaft, wherein the seal has an at least partially elastically deformable sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BILZ WERKZEUGFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Babel, Ulrich Zierer
  • Patent number: 10207332
    Abstract: A work holder includes: a first holding part having three attracting members that are arranged circumferentially apart from each other to attract an axial end face of an annular work; and a second holding part having a contacting member that is held in contact with an inner periphery or outer periphery of the work and restricts radial movement of the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yokoyama, Masami Narisawa, Shogo Kuroyanagi, Yoshinobu Shichiri
  • Patent number: 10201859
    Abstract: Provided is a chuck structure, which is configured to chuck an annular workpiece from a radially outer side of the workpiece. The chuck structure includes: leaf spring members arranged at a predetermined pitch along a circumferential direction of the chuck structure so as to be symmetrical with respect to a mechanism center axis; chuck claw members mounted to distal ends of the leaf spring members, respectively; and a pressing force applying mechanism configured to apply a force of pressing the leaf spring members radially inward, to thereby elastically press the chuck claw members onto a radially outer surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 10201857
    Abstract: In one aspect tool holder assemblies are described herein. Such tool holder assemblies can employ outer and inner spring-like members. For example, a tool holder assembly described herein comprises a drawbar having an outer diameter surface and an inner diameter surface defining an interior of the drawbar. The drawbar is movable or actuatable along a longitudinal axis between a locked position and an unlocked position. The tool holder assembly can further comprise a first spring-like member positioned around the outer diameter surface of the drawbar and a second spring-like member positioned in the drawbar interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventor: Lance Cariss
  • Patent number: 10195675
    Abstract: A twist drill having a shaft with a longitudinal axis, wherein the cutting tool includes a plurality of flutes extending about the longitudinal shaft along a helix angle and a plurality of lands adjacent the flutes. Each land has a cutting edge adjacent a corresponding flute and a margin (i.e. relief surface). A cutting point is adjacent a forward end of the shaft. A first, second and third forward cutting surfaces are adjacent the first, second and third cutting edges, respectively, and extend proximate the cutting point axially rearward for a predetermined length about the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The cutting edges are unequally angularly spaced from each other, and each forward cutting surface has a primary relief angle that are unequal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Michael George
  • Patent number: 10189095
    Abstract: A device for drilling an acoustic component including a drilling head, and the drilling head has a support unit including at least two autonomous drilling cassettes. Each cassette includes at least one drill bit, a stationary frame with respect to the support unit, and a bit support moveable along the main axis (?) of the cassette between a retracted position and a deployed position. In particular, each bit support is equipped with a device for sensing the skin of the acoustic component to be drilled allowing to automatically control the drilling depth of the bits of each cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AIRCELLE
    Inventors: Denis Ramage, Didier Barbarit
  • Patent number: 10183335
    Abstract: A chuck apparatus grips a workpiece by a gripping section having a pair of chuck members. The chuck apparatus is equipped with a cover member and pressing members. The cover member includes insertion holes through which fingers of the chuck members are inserted, and seal members that surround the insertion holes and abut against the fingers. The cover member is attached to a body so as to cover base portions of the chuck members, and is elastically deformable so as to follow displacement of the chuck members. The pressing members press the seal members against the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Hara, Koichiro Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10183336
    Abstract: A power chuck includes a housing in which there is arranged a drive unit having a traction guide means moveable in the direction of a clamping axis. There are arranged two pairs of mutually diametrically opposite base jaws. The base jaws are guided radially, in the housing substantially perpendicularly to the clamping axis, and the drive unit is adapted to convert the movement of the traction guide means into the movement of the base jaws. According to the invention, it is proposed that the drive unit for each base jaw has a slider which is in engagement with the base jaw and which is moveable with a movement component on a circular path about the clamping axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HVM Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Henke
  • Patent number: 10183342
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cutting tip (6) comprising: a core (10) that extends axially; and at least a first branch (12) and a second branch (14) that extend radially from the core (10), each comprising: a proximal portion (12a, 14a) connected to the core (10), a distal portion (12b, 14b), and a central portion (12c, 14c) connecting the proximal portion (12a, 14a) and the distal portion (12b, 14b); and a cutting edge (12d, 14d) extending at least along the distal portion (12b, 14b) and the central portion (12c, 14c); in which: the distal portion (12b) of the first branch (12) is arranged radially forward relative to the central portion (12c) of the first branch (12); and the central portion (14c) of the second branch (14) is arranged radially forward relative to the distal portion (14b) of the second branch (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DIAGER
    Inventor: Olivier Bonhomme
  • Patent number: 10173268
    Abstract: A drill chuck having a chuck body, having a clamping sleeve with a conical basic shape that can rotate about the chuck axis of the chuck body, by the rotation of which clamping sleeve a plurality of clamping jaws can be moved relative to the clamping body. The clamping sleeve is made in two parts, having a conical, metallic outer sleeve, having a conical, inner sleeve made of plastic, wherein the outer sleeve has a cylindrical subsection on its inner circumference for radial centering of the outer sleeve on the inner sleeve. A clamping sleeve and a method for producing knurling on the clamping sleeve are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Roehm GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Schenk
  • Patent number: 10166609
    Abstract: The present invention provide a self-locking drill chuck, its rotating sleeve is provided with a convex leaf spring fixed to a rotating sleeve at both ends, its nut or ring fixedly connected with the nut are provided with a first groove and a second groove matching with the convex portion of the leaf spring; the self-locking structure includes a ring tooth on the drill body and rotatable locking block arranged on the nut or ring fixedly connected to the nut, the nut or ring fixedly connected to the nut is provided with a leaf spring, the rotating sleeve is provided with a first part compressing the leaf spring and a second part compressing the locking block. This invention can achieve positioning matching between metals, which has a stronger holding force for maintaining self-locking state of the drill chuck, greatly enhancing the operating feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG SANOU MACHINERY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Wenhua Zhou, Xuebiao Tong, Yanxing Xu
  • Patent number: 10166610
    Abstract: A compensation chuck for centrically clamping workpieces includes a housing, two pairs of mutually diametrally opposite base jaws for receiving corresponding clamping jaws, and a drive unit which is moveable preferably by power clamping having two pairs of drivable entrainment members. Two adjacent entrainment members are respectively coupled together by a first rocker and two further adjacent entrainment members are coupled together by a second rocker. There is also provided a coupling ring which guides a first entrainment member and a diametrally opposite second entrainment member in the peripheral direction tangentially relative to the clamping axis, such that a motion play is provided between the entrainment members and the coupling ring in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HVM Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Henke
  • Patent number: 10160043
    Abstract: A device for coupling and centering tools has a tubular portion with a coupling seat laterally delimited by a cylindrical centering surface, a first threaded hole with a first tightening dowel projecting into the coupling seat, a second threaded hole with a second tightening end projecting into the coupling seat, a third hole tangential to the centering surface and a locking pin removably lockable in the third hole in a position interfering with the coupling seat, and removable from the third hole to free the coupling seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cembre S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gualtiero Barezzani, Michele Orizio
  • Patent number: 10155267
    Abstract: The invention discloses an improved automobile hub lathe fixture. A central positioning pin (2) is arranged in a fixture body center sleeve, wheel lip positioning pins (3) are arranged on the same pitch circle of a fixture body, clamping jaws (4) are connected to supports (5) via hinge pins (6), the supports (5) and the fixture body (17) frame are casted into a whole, connecting screws (8) are fixed at the lower ends of the clamping jaws (4) via connecting nuts (7), lifting pins (9) are arranged in guide sleeves, the bottoms of the clamping jaws (4) are connected to a fixture body frame by tension springs (10), a three-leaf disc cam (11) is arranged on top half of the gear rotating shaft (13), the gear rotating shaft (13) is arranged in a guide sleeve (12) of the fixture body frame, and a rack ejector rod (14) is connected with a cylinder (15). The improved automobile hub lathe fixture can save the manpower and materials and further improve the production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinling Yang, Li Yang, Jiansheng Wang, Naizheng Hu