Patents Examined by Leonidas Vlachos
  • Patent number: 4708039
    Abstract: A stock pusher for a bar feed apparatus includes an improved bar gripping collet in which the bar gripping force applied by the collet may be easily adjusted in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Tube Fab of Afton Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Redman
  • Patent number: 4679470
    Abstract: Guide-bar device for a multi-spindle lathe having a barrel indexed by the lathe at each machining operation and secured to a rear part of the lathe. The barrel comprises a central shaft and a plurality of guiding tubes removably supported by a means of disks provided on the central shaft, each guiding tube enclosing a bar to be machined. The bar rotates within the guiding tube in a fluid and is supported by and advanced under the influence of a piston which bears against the rear part of the bar. A fluid distributor is secured to the multi-spindle lathe at the rear part of the barrel. The fluid distributor is connected to at least one source of hydraulic pressure for distributing fluid under pressure into distributing grooves which are connected to a rear part of the guiding tubes for causing the piston to advance in said guiding tube and to a plurality of pipes connected to said guiding tubes for causing a radial injection of the fluid between said bar to be machined and the guiding tube thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Sameca SA
    Inventors: Markus Geiser, Claude Vandevoir
  • Patent number: 4674923
    Abstract: A tool for use in a groove mill to simultaneously form spaced grooves in the interior surface of a bore with the tool including a shank and a pair of heads mounted thereon in spaced relation and in a detachable, non-rotative manner. Each head includes a plurality of insert pockets and inserts secured therein by screw threaded retainers and notches in one head aligned with the screw headed retainers for the inserts in the opposite head to enable indexing of the inserts without disassembly of the heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Ratemaker Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis J. Ogilvie, Nathan J. Harshman
  • Patent number: 4671147
    Abstract: An instrumented tool holder is described wherein a multicomponent force sensor embedded in said tool holder beneath the cutting insert is so oriented that the resultant of cutting forces applied to the cutting insert will pass through the approximate center of the force sensor during a machining operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ranga Komanduri, William R. Reed, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4669146
    Abstract: A caster includes a mechanism that allows a wheel axle to shift rearward through a distance corresponding to the previous lag of the axis of rotation of the wheel behind the wheel bearing axis when the caster reverses its direction of advance. In a first embodiment, the mechanism includes a unit rotating a wheel axle to reverse the trail. In a second embodiment, the mechanism includes a slider allowing the wheel axle to slide horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shintaro Saito, Genji Ohkuma
  • Patent number: 4667549
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method for locating the center of the ends of wood stock for use such as in a wood turning operation. The apparatus includes an adjustable fence and stop member, with the apparatus adapted to be mounted on a band saw or other machine tool. An additional feature includes improved adapters for use with a live lathe center in a wood turning operation. The present invention results in safer operation and also provides a substantial reduction in the time and labor required to center the ends of a piece of wood stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: William J. Griffin
  • Patent number: 4665781
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a carrier supporting a plurality of rotary spindles each carrying a chuck for holding a workpiece. The carrier can be indexed to move the spindles between different stations. In one aspect of the invention, individual drive motors are provided. The drive motors remain stationery while the carrier is indexed and clutches are provided to couple each drive motor to a spindle to be driven. In another aspect of the invention, the carrier includes a central shaft supported at its ends on bearings and spindles are coupled to the shaft by supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Hofer Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Eichenhofer, Karl P. Schubert
  • Patent number: 4664003
    Abstract: A lathe workholder which allows a conventional three jaw chuck to turn quadrilateral stock having a first unitary workholder member interposed between two of the jaws and the stock and having a crotch portion which straddles two sides of the stock; a second workholder member interposed between the remaining jaw and the stock and diametrically opposed from the first member and having a crotch portion which straddles the remaining two sides of the stock, so that the conventional three jaw chuck can be utilized to retain quadrilateral stock and lathe down time is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventor: Dennis Avery
  • Patent number: 4664564
    Abstract: A chip cutting tool comprising a tool body and a resiliently yielding element for clamping a cutting insert to the tool body. The cutting insert is adapted to be clamped by making use of solely a portion of the available yielding movement and adapted to be loosened by further resilient yielding movement of the element at the same time as the cutting insert is clamped butt on butt to the tool body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventor: Kaj-Ragnar Loqvist
  • Patent number: 4663801
    Abstract: A door check provides a positive stop at a hold open position, as well as being disengageable to provide a fully open position, and is automatically reengageable upon door closing. A check strap is pivotally mounted to a vehicle body and resiliently biased into sliding engagement with a stop pin fixed to the vehicle door. As the door is opened, the stop pin slides along a working surface of the check strap, and into a catch portion hook to block the stop pin and provide a positive stop to maintain the door at a hold open position. The door may be moved back toward closed position to move the stop pin out of the hook, and the check strap moved by an external force away from the stop pin enough that the stop pin will miss the hook as the door is moved back to the hold open position. From there, the door can be moved to a fully open position, as the stop pin slides along the surface of a keeper portion on the check strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: William A. Malopolski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4664164
    Abstract: A lathe cutting tool support and suction cleaning device for woodlathes is provided, comprising a box enclosure having an open interior for reception of wood cuttings generated by a lathe cutting tool working on a wood workpiece, the box enclosure being elongated to extend for at least a substantial portion of the long dimension or length of the wood workpiece, the box having at least a portion of one side formed to support a lathe cutting tool in working against the wood workpiece lengthwise thereof; an elongated opening in close juxtaposition to the side support communicating into the interior of the box for passage of wood cuttings generated by the lathe cutting tool into the interior; and a suction conduit communicating into the interior of the box for removal of wood cuttings therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventor: Lennart Ulander
  • Patent number: 4662254
    Abstract: Quick change cutting tool block clamp wherein planar mounting faces of adapter base and tool holder faces are located and retained in compressive engagement through linear interengagement of transverse semi-dovetail key surfaces under pressure established by a spaced pivoted clamping dog mechanism spanning the engagement faces. Clamping retention is entirely accomplished by means immediately adjacent the interface of the planar surfaces leaving the outer surfaces of the tool holder open and free of clamp actuating projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: GTE Valeron Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Noggle, Lee Reiterman
  • Patent number: 4660251
    Abstract: A hinge-type lid mounting device has a main body to be attached to a case or the like, and the main body has at its one end a cam body pivotally mounted through a first pin. The other end of the main body defines a fixed spring seat, and a spring is interposed between the fixed spring seat and a movable spring seat adapted to abut the cam body. A lid supporting member is rotatably mounted on the cam body through a second pin perpendicular to the first pin. A lid is anchored at its one end to the lid supporting member through a lid anchoring member and a fixing screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignees: Santo Industries Co., Ltd., Western Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaharu Watabe
  • Patent number: 4658470
    Abstract: The vehicle, specifically a truck, having a tilt-forward hood is disclosed herein along with a pair of hinges mechanisms for pivotally connecting the hood to the front end section of the vehicle's main body for movement between a completely closed position and a fully opened position. Each hinge mechanism includes a main assembly movable between various adjustable positions for adjusting the position of the hood with respect to the vehicle's main body when the hood is in its closed position and a manually engagable member for moving the main assembly between its various adjustable positions in order to adjust the position of the hood. The main arrangement is located entirely under the hood when the latter is closed, whereby to hide it from view from outside the vehicle. At the same time, the manually engagable member is readily accessible from outside the vehicle when the hood is closed, whereby the hood can be adjusted without its having to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Paccar, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua T. Oen
  • Patent number: 4658471
    Abstract: A hinge with a left-hand side flap plate and a right-hand side flap plate, each of which has no tubular portion for receiving a shaft bar. Each side flap plate has on its end at least one shaft plate having at least one communication hole and at least one semicircular locking hole. The semicircular holes come in contact with each other to form a circular portion when the shaft plates of the right and left flap plates are fitted together. In this circular portion a ball having a washer is fitted. The shaft plates, communication holes and the ball are covered with core shafts communicating with the opposite surface of the shaft plates. The core shafts are made of synthetic resin or die casting alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Kitamura Iron Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 4655106
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for profiling the end faces of pipes or tubes. The apparatus comprises a shaft one end of which is insertable into the open end of a pipe or tube to be profiled, collett means on said one end of the shaft, and cutting means rotatably mounted on said shaft for profiling the end face of the pipe or tube. The collett means comprises first and second screw threads of opposite hand on said one end of said shaft, a nut in threaded engagement with each of said screw threads, the nuts being movable in opposite directions along said screw threads when the shaft is rotated, and engaging means supported on said nuts and movable radially of said shaft into or out of engagement with the internal surface of the pipe or tube when the nuts are moved along said screw threads by rotation of said shaft. The screw threads are preferably coarse threads which with the differential effect of the opposed screw threads provides rapid engagement and disengagement of the collett means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Tube Runner Limited
    Inventor: David C. Munn
  • Patent number: 4655108
    Abstract: A tube-squaring tool and a clamping mechanism for clamping a workpiece by only a partial revolution of a cam ring to provide quick and easy clamping and unclamping of a workpiece with respect to the body of the tube-squaring tool to which the clamping mechanism is connected. The tube-squaring tool body mounts a motor centrally thereof to facilitate handling of the tube-squaring tool and the cutting action is performed by advancing a tool shaft relative to the body by operation of a handle pivotally mounted adjacent an end of the body of the tube-squaring tool.The clamping mechanism has a cam ring movable between a first position to permit endwise insertion and removal of a tubular member and a second position to bind the tubular member in associated structure. A spring provides a certain amount of tolerance and yieldability to the clamping force applied by the cam ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: The E. H. Wachs Company
    Inventor: Imre G. Galos
  • Patent number: 4653138
    Abstract: A plurality of special metal clips is used to secure a wooden, carpet securing strip to a floor, and to retain a conventional threshold insert over the strip and the edge of any carpeting that is secured to the strip. Each clip has an upright, generally U-shaped section which extends along one side of the wooden strip (the side remote from the carpet), and which registers longitudinally with the other U-shaped sections of the remaining clips. These registering U-shaped sections of the clips are adapted to accommodate and frictionally to house the mounting rib of a conventional, elongate threshold insert, which is thus fastened by its rib to the clips so as to be held thereby in covering relation with the strip and the adjacent edge of the installed carpet, thereby to prevent accidental tripping over the carpet edge and any consequent damage thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: William E. Carder
  • Patent number: 4652182
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milling cutter having interchangeable cutter blades which are fixed in grooves in the milling cutter body by means of clamping elements. The cutter blades have integrally formed radial and axial support mountings, by which means a simple and precise mounting of the cutter blades is achieved. The seating surfaces made at the milling cutter body are made as simple, flat surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Ledermann GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Erwin Mellert
  • Patent number: 4652183
    Abstract: Amorphous boron-carbon alloy cutting tool bits and methods of making them are described. The tool bits can be composites of conventional hard alloys containing the amorphous boron carbon alloy in a first layer over a conventional hard alloy layer such as cobalt bonded tungsten carbide. The amorphous boron carbon alloy used is preferably produced in bulk with a grain size less than 30 .ANG. and ground into a powder. The tool bits are produced by cold compressing, in a tool bit die, the lower layer material at about 2000 psi followed by hot compressing the composite containing the added amorphous boron carbon alloy powder at about C. The resultant cutting tool bit has a cutting lifetime at least four times that of conventional carbide cutting tool bits even when cutting such things as nickel superalloys at speeds in excess of 125 surface feet per minute (SFM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Veltri, Francis S. Galasso