Patents Examined by Matthew Kresse
  • Patent number: 10799930
    Abstract: This press forming method is a press forming method of manufacturing a press-formed article from a workpiece sheet using a press forming apparatus including a punch, a die, a punch pad, and a die pad, in which, when the workpiece sheet is clamped between the die and the punch, a surface of the workpiece sheet on a die side in a section between a point in contact with a die bottom end shoulder portion and a point in contact with the die pad is in non-contact with the die and the die pad, and an end surface of a punch side blank holding surface adjacent to a punch shoulder portion is flush with the punch shoulder portion or located on a more inner side of the punch than the punch shoulder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Suzuki, Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Masahiro Nakata
  • Patent number: 10780487
    Abstract: A bending and molding production line includes an unwinding mechanism, a feeding and straightening device, a cutting-off mechanism, a bending and molding device and a material loading mechanism, wherein the bending and molding device includes a base, the base is provided with two transverse sliding bases, the base is provided with a transverse driving device driving the transverse sliding bases, the base is provided with a central clamping device between the two transverse sliding bases, the transverse sliding bases are provided with a longitudinal sliding base in a sliding manner and are provided with a longitudinal driving device driving the longitudinal sliding base to slide, the longitudinal sliding base is provided with a bending and molding device, the transverse sliding base at the left side is provided with a left clamping device, and the transverse sliding base at the right side is provided with a right clamping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: JIANGSU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ZHANGJIAGANG, JIANGSU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wenxian Tang, Jian Zhang, Hongcai Lin, Yang Zhang, Qinfeng Li, Zhigao Tao, Xia Li, Shuyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10773290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bending machine (1) for metal sheets (3). The bending machine (1) comprises a machine frame (4) and a support device (15) which is designed to hold the metal sheet (3) to be bent, a support surface (16) of the support device (15) being arranged in a horizontal plane with the support surface (7) of a clamping base (5). The support device (15) has at least a first support module (17) and a second support module (18) having a first support surface (19) and a second support surface (20). At least one of the support modules (17, 18) is horizontally displaceable in the longitudinal direction (21) of the bending machine (1) and as a result a first gap (22) extending at right angles to the blank-holder edge (12) can be set between the two support modules (17, 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRUMPF Maschinen Austria GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Aigner, Stefano Speziali, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10738489
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine includes a first movable gripping member that is displaced in a direction to come in contact with and separate from one side of a fixed gripping member. A second movable gripping member is displaced in a direction to come in contact with and separate from the other side of the fixed gripping member; and a bending portion brings the first movable gripping member and the second movable gripping member into and out of contact with the fixed gripping member. The fixed gripping member includes a shaft that rotatably supports the first movable gripping member and the second movable gripping member. In addition, the bending portion includes an opening and closing pin that pushes an opening and closing guide hole provided in the first movable gripping member and an opening and closing guide hole provided in the second movable gripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MAZ CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Akira Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10730091
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tool for press brake. More specifically, the invention relates to a modular and adjustable female die tool mountable to a stationary bed part of a press brake machine or similar. The modular die tool unit (10) includes a drive shaft (18) rotatable about a central longitudinal axis, a pair of first and second die jaws (14, 16) each located on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis and reciprocally movable towards and away from on another relative to such longitudinal axis, and a connecting formation at each of the longitudinal ends of the drive shaft (18) for: (i) coaxially connecting the drive shafts (18) of two or more adjacent modular die tool units (10) end-to-end; and/or (ii) connecting a drive means to the drive shaft (18) of one of the modular die tool units (10) thereby to drive such drive shaft (18) and the other drive shafts (18) connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Henri Emil Louis Maurice Zermatten
    Inventor: Henri Emil Louis Maurice Zermatten
  • Patent number: 10723095
    Abstract: A press drive device includes a connecting rod with input and output ends. A drive shaft mounts to rotate about a shaft axis and includes a connecting rod bearing in eccentric relation to the shaft axis. The input end mounts on the connecting rod bearing. At least first and second drive housings are provided on axially opposite sides of the connecting rod bearing. The drive shaft projects into both drive housings. A motor mounts in at least one of the drive housings and includes a stator rotationally fixed to a drive housing peripheral wall located coaxially around the shaft axis. A rotor supported by a rotor hub is arranged radially within the stator with mounting space between the shaft axis and the rotor for possibly mounting a braking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH
    Inventor: Marcus Kosse
  • Patent number: 10717555
    Abstract: A binding machine for gardening includes a main handle, a clincher arm and a tape gripping device. The main handle is configured to draw out a tape. The clincher arm is provided such that an end portion side of the clincher arm is configured to be close to and be away from a tape guide. The tape gripping device is attached to the clincher arm and is configured to grip the tape drawn out from the main handle. The tape gripping device includes a support portion and a gripping member. The support portion is provided on the clincher arm. The gripping member is provided so as to face the support portion. The tape gripping device is configured to sandwich and grip the tape by the support portion and the gripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ishiguro, Susumu Hayashi, Satoshi Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10710130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing H-shaped steel using a slab or the like having a rectangular cross-section as a material, for example. Provided is a method for producing H-shaped steel, the method including: a rough rolling step; an intermediate rolling step; and a finish rolling step. A slab material whose ratio of slab width to slab thickness is equal to or more than 6.0 and equal to or less than 7.7 is used as a material to be rolled. In a rolling mill a plurality of calibers having projections may be provided to shape the material to be rolled. The projections may have a height of 100 mm or more, and the tip of the projections may have an angle of equal to or more than 25° and equal to or less than 40°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10704198
    Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus has a heating/compressing unit configured to form a sheet by heating and compressing material including fiber and resin, and the heating/compressing unit includes a first rotating body that rotates, and a second rotating body that rotates in contact with the first rotating body. The sheet manufacturing apparatus holds, heats, and compresses material by the first rotating body and the second rotating body. The sheet manufacturing apparatus includes a heating unit that heats the outside surface of at least one of the first rotating body and second rotating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nagai, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10702902
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flaring-processed metal pipe from a hollow shell including a plurality of portions having different deformation resistances in a circumferential direction is provided, the method includes: among the plurality of portions, specifying a portion having a relatively small deformation resistance as a low deformation resistance section, and a portion having a relatively large deformation resistance as a high deformation resistance section; and press-fitting a pipe expansion punch into the hollow shell such that a thickness reduction rate of the low deformation resistance section is smaller than a thickness reduction rate of the high deformation resistance section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keinosuke Iguchi, Shohei Tamura, Masaaki Mizumura
  • Patent number: 10661324
    Abstract: A die pack mounting for a bodymaker includes a die pack mounting bed and a die pack mounting door assembly. The die pack mounting door assembly is movably coupled to the die pack mounting bed. The die pack mounting door assembly is movable between an open, first position, wherein the die pack mounting door assembly is structured to support a die pack in a maintenance configuration, and, a closed, second position, wherein the die pack mounting door assembly fixes the die pack in a selected position. Further, the die pack mounting door assembly does not include any coolant fluid fittings. That is, the die pack mounting door assembly defines internal passages for coolant and the coolant is supplied via similar passages in the die pack mounting bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Kenneth Scholey, Karl S. Fleischer, Alan W. Cleveland
  • Patent number: 10658899
    Abstract: A yoke housing includes a tubular case and a flange. The tubular case is formed from a metal sheet in a drawing process. The flange is formed at an end of the tubular case. The flange has a width in the lateral direction that is equal to the outer diameter of the tubular case. The flange has a base including beads and a thick portion. Each of the beads is formed by compressing the base. A portion of the base in which the beads are not formed defines a thick portion. The thick portion is located at a middle portion of the flange in the lateral direction. The beads are located on opposite sides of the thick portion in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Kanbe, Tsuyoshi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10655348
    Abstract: A rebar tying tool configured to tie plural rebars using a wire is disclosed herein. The rebar tying tool may include a reel supporting mechanism configured to switch between a first state of detachably supporting a reel on which the wire is wound and a second state of undetachably supporting the reel; a wire feeding mechanism configured to feed the wire from the reel; and an openable cover that at least partially covers at least one of the reel supporting mechanism and the wire feeding mechanism. The reel supporting mechanism may switch from the first state to the second state by a user operation of closing the cover, and/or may switch from the second state to the first state by a user operation of opening the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Machida, Tadasuke Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10639698
    Abstract: Provided is a steel material shearing method that enables highly productive and low-cost production of a steel material with a sheared surface having excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance, fatigue strength, and stretch flangeability. The shearing method comprises making a clearance between a die and a punch 5 to 80% of a sheet thickness of a workpiece, shearing the workpiece using the punch, and, by utilizing a punched material punched out by the punch, pressing an end face of the punched out material against the sheared surface of the worked material on the die to produce a steel sheet with a sheared edge having excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance and fatigue strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yasutomi, Takashi Matsuno, Shigeru Yonemura, Tohru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10603712
    Abstract: A method of increasing the thickness of a tube which increases a thickness of an end part of a tube without a burr being formed, comprising placing a tube 21 between a die 25 and mandrel 22 in the state with a space for increasing the thickness between a small diameter part 22a of the mandrel 22 and a first end part 21a of a tube 21 and between a large diameter hole part 25C of the die 25 and a second end part 21b of the tube 21, using a first upsetting punch 23 and a second upsetting punch 24 to respectively process the first end part 21a and the second end part 21b of the tube 21, pulling out the mandrel 22 from the tube 31 in the state with the second upsetting punch 24 constraining the second end part 31b of the tube 31, and using the first upsetting punch 23 to push up the first end part 31a of the tube 31 to take out the tube 31 from the die 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Yamamoto, Junichi Hamada, Atsuhisa Yakawa, Mitsuhiro Fujinaga
  • Patent number: 10603670
    Abstract: The invention relates to a granulator having a cutting device which is driven by a drive device and to which a material strand can be supplied, for example by means of a conveying device. The drive device is accommodated in a granulator housing. The cutting device and optionally also the conveying device are arranged in a separate module housing, which is connected in a detachable manner to the granulator housing and can be removed from same. The cutting device and/or the conveying device are connected to the respective drive device via detachable couplings. The cutting device and optionally also the conveying device can be removed from the granulator housing as a unit together with the module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Thermo Electron (Karlsruhe) GMBH
    Inventors: Erich Stockmann, Thobias Geissler
  • Patent number: 10588264
    Abstract: A stripper device, for reducing adhesions on a movable part of a baler including a pressing apparatus interacting with a bale, has a scraper bar carrier with a scraping bar, wherein the scraping bar carrier can be movably connected to the baler and has a first position, in which the scraping bar is operatively abutted against the pressing apparatus, and a second position, in which the scraping bar is withdrawn from the pressing apparatus, wherein the scraping bar assumes the second position cyclically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc Stivala, Michel Menetrier