Patents Examined by Gil Weidenfeld
  • Patent number: 4850759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tool for metal cutting, said tool in working position preferably rotating around its longitudinal center axis, and that the tool comprises a cutting body (10;10a;10b;10c) and a shaft (12;12a;12b;12c), that supports the cutting body (10;10a;10b;10c).The aim of the invention is to solve the problem to design milling, drilling and turning tools of small dimensions having exchangeable cutting edges.The present invention is characterized in that the cutting body of the tool is designed as a uniform body comprising integrated cutting edges. By means of a locking screw (11; 11a;11b;11c) the cutting body (10;10a;10b;10c) is detachably fixed in the shaft (12;12a;12b;12c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventors: Bengt N. G. Strand, Sven L. Eklund
  • Patent number: 4848980
    Abstract: A corrugated rubber device encompassing a relatively rigid and yet expandable larger end to provide a snug fit on the drilling end of electric drills. This corrugated rubber device has recoil capabilities to accommodate the penetration of the drill bit as it progressively sinks to the depth required. This body has a transparent end to facilitate the observation of the accurate start of the drill bit, the transparent end is a holding area to accumulate dust and debris. It has a rubber tip to protect the paint or other surface being drilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventor: Alphe Broussard
  • Patent number: 4846483
    Abstract: In a mandrel system for receiving a cup-like product having a side wall with a ribbed interior surface, the exterior portion of the mandrel wall is adapted to firmly engage the interior surface of the product side wall in the regions between the ribs and to enhance interior backing of the product side wall in the regions between the ribs. In one embodiment, the exterior portion of the mandrel wall includes a compressible material. In another embodiment, the exterior surface of the mandrel wall includes channels for receiving the ribs on the interior surface of the product side wall. The mandrel wall is apertured to enable air to flow through the mandrel wall to draw the product into firm engagement with the mandrel when a vacuum is created inside the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Acebo Company
    Inventor: Jens O. Sorensen
  • Patent number: 4844669
    Abstract: An insert boring tool includes a tool body and a cutting insert releasably mounted thereon. The insert includes a plate defined by front and rear surfaces and a plurality of side faces and having a plurality of corners where adjacent side faces intersect one another. At least one of the corners is removed to provide a corner face. A first cutting edge is defined by the front surface and one of the side faces adjacent to the corner face, and a straight second cutting edge is defined by the front surface and the corner side face. The first and second cutting edges intersect each other at an obtuse angle, and are indexed in an end cutting position. The front surface has a marginal portion extending along the second cutting edge and inclined in such a manner that a thickness of the plate between the marginal portion and the rear surface is progressively reduced toward the second cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Kinzoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Tsujimura, Tatsuo Arai, Takayoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 4844488
    Abstract: A keyless chuck operating system comprises a hollow, generally cylindrical body formed of rubber or other similar substance preferably having a shore hardness in the range of 50 to 60. The body has a central cavity therein formed to fit firmly over a chuck locking drum. Tightening the jaws is accomplished by adjusting the drill for ordinary drilling with a right handed bit, firmly grasping the outer periphery of the chuck operating device, and then turning on the drill. Loosening the chuck jaws is done in a manner similar to tightening them except that the drill is adjusted to reverse the direction of rotation. The chuck actuation may include a plurality of gripping beads in the passage that receives the chuck body for gripping the chuck when the rotary tool is actuated. The outer periphery of the chuck operating device preferably has a plurality of indentations thereon to facilitate manual gripping of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Inventor: Jerome R. Flynn
  • Patent number: 4843704
    Abstract: A tool exchange apparatus comprises a first tool exchange arm for removing a previous tool mounted on a machine tool and returning the removed previous tool on a tool magazine and a second tool exchange arm for removing a new tool arranged on a tool magazine and setting the removed new tool to the machine tool, so that tool exchange operation can be achieved continuously. Further, each tool exchange arm comprises an upper finger and a lower finger. The upper finger is movable relative to the lower finger in order to remove only a lower tool (e.g. die) without exchanging an upper tool (e.g. punch).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Sakamoto, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4842288
    Abstract: A keyless chuck comprises a plurality of jaws slidably fitted respectively in bores formed in a body. A substantially cylindrical, first operating component is mounted on the body rotatably and axially movably, and is provided with female threads in engagement with male threads on the respective jaws. A substantially cylindrical, second operating component is mounted on the first operating component for angular and axial movement. A cam device is arranged between the second operating component and an end member fixedly mounted to the rear end of the body. When the second operating component is angularly moved in a first direction, the cam device moves the second operating component forwardly to cause at least one projection provided on the second operating component to move forwardly the first operating component and the jaws threadedly engaged therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: EMU-ESU Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaharu Ando
  • Patent number: 4838742
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of and apparatus for making an undercut in a drilled hole in a fixed base, such as concrete, masonry or the like. The shank of a milling cutter is supported and held eccentrically in the drill hole by means of a supporting sleeve which can be extended into the drill hole when the milling cutter is running. The supporting sleeve has an outside diameter slightly less than the diameter of the cylindrical drill hole so as to fit therein, and is formed with a receptacle groove extending longitudinally of the sleeve and opening at the periphery of the sleeve. The shank of the milling cutter is positioned in the groove, the axis of which is parallel to but radially outwardly spaced from the coaxial axes of the drill hole and sleeve. Rotation of the sleeve can be by a hand wheel interconnected to the sleeve, with the milling cutter rotating with the sleeve to form the undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Inventor: Siegfried Fricker
  • Patent number: 4837919
    Abstract: A tool changing assembly for program controlled milling and drilling machines comprising a vertically movable knee-type unit for the work table, and a vertical milling head. The tool changing assembly includes a power-driven pivotable mounting which is arranged in the form of a bracket for pivoting movement about a vertical axis on a column mounted on the knee-type unit laterally spaced from the work spindle of the milling head. The free end of the bracket has gripping pliers mounted thereon for pivoting movement about a likewise vertical axis, the pivoting movement of the gripping pliers being opposite to the pivoting movement of the bracket and being derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: MAHO Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gerd Hoppe
  • Patent number: 4838815
    Abstract: A plurality of spring housing holes are formed in a first surface of an insulation block of a socket connector, and contact insertion holes are formed in a second surface of the block in communication with the spring housing holes. In each spring housing hole, a coil spring is housed, and the insulation block holds a terminal connected to the corresponding coil spring. A plurality of plug contacts are arranged and embedded in an insulation body of a plug connector. When the plug contacts are inserted into the contact insertion holes, the plug contacts are inserted and engaged between coils of the coil springs to connect the plug contacts and springs electrically with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Hosiden Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyousuke Tajima, Goro Itoi, Mitsuo Sorimachi
  • Patent number: 4836719
    Abstract: Valve seats are machined at the end of an axially deep, narrow cavity of a workpiece having an axially clampable surface within the cavity adjacent one or more valve seats. The method comprehends: (a) supporting a rotary driven spindle assembly of sufficient length to extend through the axial extent of the cavity and reach the valve seat, the spindle carrying a cutting tool at its extremity, the support being in a nonrotatable housing effective to fit closely to the interior of the cavity (within a tolerance of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Nathaniel L. Field
  • Patent number: 4836789
    Abstract: A pair of track members is fastened to a framework of a black box forwardly of each mother board connector of an array thereof mounted on the mother board of the black box. The track members extend forwardly in parallel from end flanges of the connector to leading ends fastened to the black box framework at the LRM-receiving aperture, so that an LRM placed between the pair of tracks is movable to the mother board connector for mating of the LRM connector therewith. The trailing ends of the track members extend through precisely located holes through end flanges of the mother board connector and through the mother board after which the end portions are fastened to frame members behind the mother board. The track members can be hollow enabling fluid to be circulated therethrough to dissipate heat from the LRM. The track members can constitute the means to fasten the mother board connector to the mother board, and also the mother board to the framework of the black box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: William J. Rudy, Jr., Howard R. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 4834593
    Abstract: A guidance device for drilling panels having a supporting element capable of being fixed on two panels and of receiving a guidance element provided with drill bushes in two different positions for the drilling of an edge of a first panel and for the drilling of a face of a second panel near one of its edges in its face adjacent to the first panel in order to form an L-shaped assembly secured together by dowels received in the drilled holes. The device also positions drill holes in the panels for forming a T-shaped assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: La Francaise Metallurgie French Body Corporate
    Inventor: Regis Fallon
  • Patent number: 4834596
    Abstract: A quick change spindle adaptor for a power driven spindle having an axial bore and a tool holder having a shank axially projected into the spindle. A sleeve is secured upon the spindle and an outer shell is rotatably mounted upon the sleeve and retained thereon and includes a nut. A conical recess within the inner bore surface at the forward end of the spindle defines an axial bearing and receives a centering cone on the tool holder for maintaining an axial self alignment of the tool holder and spindle. Spaced threaded segments upon the tool holder are threadedly engaged by the nut for axially anchoring the tool holder upon the spindle and for biasing the centering cone into engagement with the spindle bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: T.M. Smith Tool International Corporation
    Inventors: Dean H. Hollifield, Frank R. Schultz, III
  • Patent number: 4832543
    Abstract: The device, which controls operation of the loading magazine in an automatic machine tool and is capable of measuring the handling diameter of single workpieces fed into the machine, comprises a set of jaws located between the magazine and the automatic feed facility, and a transducer which monitors the distance separating the jaws when encompassing the workpiece and relays a corresponding information signal back to the unit which controls the operation of the machine tool as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: C.I.M.A. Costruzioni Italiane Macchine Attrezzi S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Negri, Mario Serra
  • Patent number: 4832615
    Abstract: A dual molded seal electrical connector having deformable seals adhering to relatively rigid body portions establishes sealing integrity for individual pin and socket terminals joining corresponding conductors. An interface seal surrounds a cavity containing one terminal and receives a cylindrical protuberance on the other connector housing. The seal is deflected radially outward upon engaging a conical surface on the protuberance. The connector bodies comprise one-piece molded members formed sequentially of different materials in the same mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Anil C. Thakrar, Robert G. Lundergan
  • Patent number: 4832542
    Abstract: Clutching device particularly adapted for use in tapping attachments. The clutch is of the type having axial aligned driving and driven elements. The invention is illustrated in a reversible tapping attachment. In a preferred form the driving element is in the form of a sleeve having axial splines. The driven element has axial grooves. A ball retainer with angularly spaced balls provides for drive between the drive element and the driven element, the balls being engageable with the axial splines and with the axial grooves in the driven element. The improvement resides in that the axial grooves are not of the same width as the diameter of the balls but are of a width greater than the diameter of the balls, the width being preferably twice the diameter of the balls. Improved operation is realized in clutching and declutching and in the transfer through a neutral zone from direct drive to reverse drive. In the preferred embodiment the tapping attachment is of the free-axial float type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Tapmatic Corporation
    Inventors: Allan S. Johnson, Alf Eriksson
  • Patent number: 4832622
    Abstract: An endless electrical connector has a continuous header manufactured by forming axial segments in sequence. In the case of continuous extrusion, the axial segments are infinitesimal in length, whereas in the case of semicontinuous injection molding, the segments have discrete length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Autosplice, Inc.
    Inventor: Irwin Zahn
  • Patent number: 4830548
    Abstract: A cutting tool assembly including an elongated pilot holder and a cutter blade adapted to be transversely positioned in a transverse slot in the pilot holder. The cutter blade includes cutting edges along one transverse edge of the blade and notches in the upper and lower transverse edges of the blade for respective coaction with a set scrw received in a threaded central axial bore in the lower pilot end of the pilot holder. In use, the lower pilot portion of the pilot holder is positioned in a previously provided pilot hole in a plate member, and the pilot holder is lowered and simultaneously rotated to move the cutting edge of the cutter blade into the upper face of the plate member to perform a cutting operation in the upper face, whereafter the pilot holder and cutter blade are raised, the set screw is loosened to allow removal of the cutter blade from the pilot holder, the pilot holder is lowered to dispose the slot below the lower face of the plate member, the cutter blade is rotated through
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventor: Richard Kandarian
  • Patent number: 4828277
    Abstract: A self-gradually locking chuck for drills or similar devices particularly suitable for portable drills used in surgery. It includes a cylindrical sleeve which can be coaxially fixed to a rotating shaft, a ferrule having a conical section provided internally with lobes, a cylindrical portion at one of its ends for engagement with said sleeve and a cylindrical portion at the other end. A first mounting, perforated longitudinally by a hole, includes a central portion having locking jaws which are movable in holes in a direction convergent upon the axis of the chuck and two second mountings opposite to the central body. A spring and centering device are provided. A cylindrical ferrule is threaded to a part of the first mounting as it projects from the first-mentioned ferrule. The first mounting and ferrule move axially in relation to each other and in relation to the cylindrical sleeve in which the ferrule can be releasably secured to the cylindrical ferrule by a retaining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Orthofix S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giovanni De Bastiani, Giovanni Faccioli, Roberto Aldegheri, Lodovico Renzi Brivio