Patents Examined by Erica E Cadugan
  • Patent number: 10730155
    Abstract: A machine tool, which has a tool magazine for storing multiple tools and is for machining a workpiece with a tool held on a main shaft by moving the main shaft relative to the workpiece, wherein the machine tool is provided with: multiple feed shafts for moving the tool relative to the workpiece; a tool magazine drive motor for driving the tool magazine; and a manual pulse generator, which is for sending a positive or negative command pulse to the multiple feed shafts or tool magazine drive motor, the manual pulse generator being provided with a selection switch for selecting one of the multiple feed shafts or the tool magazine drive motor as the destination to which the command pulse is to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Tange, Kazumasa Nakayasu
  • Patent number: 10730157
    Abstract: A machine tool (1, 100) comprises a support structure (4, 104) and a machining head (8) bearing a mandrel (12). The machine further comprises at least one action device (20) contained on the support structure (4,104) and applied to it, which generates pushing or pulling actions on said support structure (4, 104) acting against the action of the weight of the head (8) thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INNSE-BERARDI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Natale Valsecchi, Marcello Marchetti, Enrico Marchioni
  • Patent number: 10717163
    Abstract: This method, for controlling a machine tool using a tool holder to which a coolant pipe is attached, includes: a step of detecting, in response to a signal indicating that a tool is prepared on a tool loading station of the machine tool, whether or not an abnormality has occurred in attaching the coolant pipe to the tool holder of the tool while the tool holder is at the tool loading station; and a step of issuing an alarm when the abnormality is detected in the step of detecting the occurrence of the abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Ueno, Takeshi Kawada
  • Patent number: 10710275
    Abstract: A container treatment system (1, 13) that has at least two working areas (AP). Each of the working areas (AP) respectively comprises at least one exchangeable working tool (2) and/or one adaptable format part. Furthermore, the container treatment system (1, 13) comprises at least one automatic exchange machine (10) which is movable, in particular drivable, to the at least two working areas (AP), which automatic exchange machine (10) can be connected selectively to any of the respective working areas (AP), in particular using centering means (22, 32), and which automatic exchange machine (10) comprises tools for exchanging the working tools (2) and/or for adapting the format parts of the respective working area (AP). The invention further relates to an automatic exchange machine (10) for exchanging working tools (2) and/or for adapting the format parts of at least two different working areas (AP) of a container treatment system (1, 13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KRONES Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frank Winzinger
  • Patent number: 10702966
    Abstract: An automatic machine for drilling and milling substantially flat glass sheets shape, comprising includes a machine body; an input conveyor provided with a motorized roller conveyor or roller belt that conveys the glass sheet by its lower edge; an input conveyance surface provided with idle gliding wheels; an output conveyor provided with a motorized roller conveyor or motorized belt that conveys the glass sheet by means of its lower edge; and an output conveyance surface provided with idle gliding wheels. The machine further includes at least one carriage provided with synchronous horizontal motion along the longitudinal axis X2; and at least one pair of working heads provided independently with a synchronous vertical motion for adjustment and feeding along the axes Y1 and Y2, wherein, each head bears a tool provided with rotary motion (cutting) and feeding motion along the axes Z1 and Z2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FOREL SPA
    Inventor: Fortunato Vianello
  • Patent number: 10702931
    Abstract: A method for forming dimples on a workpiece includes providing a rotary cutting tool. The rotary cutting tool includes a cutting edge that protrudes in a leading direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the tool. The cutting edge extends from a position at the leading end of the rod-shaped main body that is radially offset from the longitudinal axis. The rotary cutting tool is set such that the longitudinal axis of the rotary cutting tool is inclined relative to a line perpendicular to the processing surface of the workpiece. The rotary cutting tool is moved along the processing surface while the rotary cutting tool is rotated about the axis. The processing surface is cut by the cutting edge to form the dimples, which are spaced apart from each other on the processing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KANEFUSA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Nishio
  • Patent number: 10695878
    Abstract: A tool change rotary position determining device includes: a turret rotation controller configured to control a turning motor so as to turn a turret clockwise and counterclockwise in a state where a tool holder of a tool gripped by a specific grip on the turret is inserted in an attachment hole of a spindle; and a tool change rotary position determining unit configured to determine a tool change rotary position of the turret when the tool is transferred between the specific grip and the spindle to be attached to and removed from the spindle, based on the load torques and the rotary positions of the turning motor when the turret is turned clockwise and counterclockwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Maki
  • Patent number: 10688612
    Abstract: A machine tool is provided which can execute various works while suppressing increase in cost or size. The machine tool includes a tool spindle device which is a movable member which can move with respect to a mounting surface of the machine tool, and one or more serial-manipulator-type robots attached on the tool spindle device, which can move with the tool spindle device, and which have two or more degrees of freedom, and the robot includes two or more end effectors provided at positions different from each other with one or more joints therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OKUMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoichi Morimura
  • Patent number: 10682711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for machining the interior of a brake caliper (1) of a disc brake, on which are formed: —a first saddle portion to the one side of the brake disc of the disc brake, —a second saddle portion to the other side of the brake disc, and —a bridge section connecting the saddle portions and providing a free space for at least a part of the brake disc. At least one of the saddle portions is provided with a hollow space (7) for receiving a brake application device, wherein said hollow space comprises a mounting opening (4) towards the free space and extends in the opposite direction until a saddle rear wall (18). At least one support surface for the forces acting during the brake application is formed on the inner side of the saddle rear wall. The machining of the support surface (20) is carried out from the direction of the free space and, for this purpose, a tool (55) is brought from outside of the brake caliper (1) into the hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BPW Bergische Achsen KG
    Inventor: Alexander Flocke
  • Patent number: 10675696
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for machining a toothing that is chamfered on a tooth head front edge, in which a material projection resulting on said tooth head front edge chamfer, caused by chamfer formation on a tooth front edge of the toothing by means of plastic deformation, and/or caused by removing a primary/secondary burr produced on said end face during production of the toothing and, if applicable, formation of the tooth front edge chamfer, is removed in a rotational operation by a machining procedure with a machining tool that has a cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GLEASON-PFAUTER MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH
    Inventors: Elmar Hanus, Ralf Schmezer
  • Patent number: 10668586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated processing machine for positioning, trimming and punching of the ceiling splicing structure, comprising a rack and a mounting base for processing at the lower part of the rack, which is provided with a lifting and clamping device passing through the rack cooperating with the splice plate, the upper part of the rack is provided with a processing port, which cooperates with a trimming and positioning device, the trimming and positioning device comprises a lifting cylinder for trimming and positioning disposed on the mounting base for processing, the lifting cylinder for trimming and positioning is connected with a mounting base for trimming and positioning, the mounting base for trimming and positioning is provided with a first trimming knife and a second trimming knife which cooperates with the two splice plates respectively, and the mounting base for processing is provided with a processing mechanism matching with the processing mating port and cooperating with t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DONGGUAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jun Deng, Xiaowei Liu
  • Patent number: 10661403
    Abstract: A tool changer includes at least one tool changer unit, wherein the at least one tool changer unit includes: a tool holder that receives and holds a tool; a base member that supports the tool holder so that the tool holder can be slid along a longitudinal direction of the tool; and a moving mechanism that slides the tool holder relative to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NAKAMURA-TOME PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Koizumi
  • Patent number: 10661360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary cutting tool assembly comprising a toolholder which has a central tool holding receptacle, and a cutting tool which has a holding projection that can be detachably held in the tool holding receptacle and via which the cutting tool is secured to and radially centered on the tool, wherein the holding projection has at its free end a pin-like, first centering section and an adjoining externally threaded section, wherein the holding projection ends in a radially outwardly projecting shoulder having an end face abutment surface, and the tool holding receptacle has an internally threaded section for receiving the externally threaded section and a first centering seat section which is positioned deeper within the tool holding receptacle and in which the centering section of the cutting tool is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventor: Frank Funke
  • Patent number: 10647463
    Abstract: A bale processing machine that removes a binding from a bale allows for rapid bale processing. A method for removing the binding from the bale includes supporting the bale with a bale support at an elevated positon and securing the binding to a binding engagement device. The method also includes cutting the binding and removing the bale support from beneath the bale, such that at least a portion of the bale falls by gravity away from the binding secured to the binding engagement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Curtis J. Steenhoek, Gary Verhoef, Matthew William Dykema, Brian Michael Johnson, Gary D. Moffet, Jay C. Van Roekel, Scott A. Weishaar, John G. Gardner
  • Patent number: 10639756
    Abstract: A removable assembly (38) comprising an information holding unit (36). The removable assembly is positionable in a material object (2), such as a tool, tool component or part, machine, machine component or part, device, etc., and can be removed therefrom by fluid pressure whereby the material object can be subjected to processing that would otherwise cause damage to, or destroy, the information holding unit (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GLEASON CUTTING TOOLS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Roger L. Hackman
  • Patent number: 10639755
    Abstract: A tool magazine for tools of a machine tool for processing workpieces includes a first magazine unit that is close to a processing station of the machine tool and a second magazine unit that is remote from the processing station of the machine tool. The second magazine unit includes a permanent tool carrier and a temporary tool carrier. The permanent tool carrier is permanently accessible to a tool handling device. The temporary tool carrier is temporarily accessible to the tool handling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Marc Klinkhammer, Stefan Kerscher
  • Patent number: 10632582
    Abstract: A machine tool has a clamping device for clamping in workpieces to be machined, a work spindle which is movable relative to the clamping device, a tool magazine wherein tools for machining the workpieces are held available, the tools being selectively clamped into the work spindle, and a spindle gripper to be selectively clamped into the work spindle and being self-holding in its gripping position, said spindle gripper being held available in the tool magazine and being movable between a transfer position to the work spindle and an unloading station in which the spindle gripper releases a work piece remnant received from the clamping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: STAMA Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Kai Günther, Thomas Boehm, Frank Mueller
  • Patent number: 10625350
    Abstract: An edge break apparatus including a frame having a first workpiece interface surface, a second workpiece interface surface arranged relative to the first workpiece interface surface so as to form a predetermined angle between the first workpiece surface and the second workpiece surface, and a first aperture extending through the frame so as to intersect the predetermined angle, and an edge break member extending through and interfaced with the first aperture so as to adjustably define a cutting depth of the edge break member relative to an apex of the predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William J. Dolezal, Loren J. Fiske, Keith A. Walton, Nicholas J. Loch, Jason T. Stallman, Lester C. Tardiff
  • Patent number: 10610991
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a rotatable spindle, a spindle drive, a tool magazine, a tool changer including a rotating shaft, a rotating shaft drive motor, an angular position detector, a tool change arm having gripping units at both ends, and a controller. After interchanging a first tool mounted on the spindle and a second tool held in a tool pot, when rotating the tool change arm to an intermediate position, rotation of the spindle is started as soon as the second tool mounted on the spindle and the gripping unit are out of contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10610956
    Abstract: A cutting tool that can simultaneously cut and restore asymmetric weld face geometries of two welding electrodes that are subject to different degradation mechanisms is disclosed along with a method of using such a cutting tool during resistance spot welding of workpiece stack-ups that include dissimilar metal workpieces. The cutting tool includes a first cutting socket and a second cutting socket. The first cutting socket is defined by one or more first shearing surfaces and the second cutting is defined by one or more second shearing surfaces. The first shearing surface(s) and the second shearing surface(s) are profiled to cut and restore a first weld face geometry and a second weld face geometry, respectively, that are different from each other upon receipt of electrode weld faces within the cutting sockets and rotation of the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David R. Sigler, Blair E. Carlson, Michael J. Karagoulis, James G. Schroth