Patents Examined by SAra Addisu
  • Patent number: 10888930
    Abstract: A tool for machining a groove of a rotation-symmetric component, preferably a piston of an internal combustion engine, is provided. The machining is carried out by a rotation of the tool around an axis of symmetry of the rotation-symmetric component to be machined. The tool includes at least one arm disposed in such a way that a circumference of the rotation-symmetric component can at least be partially enclosed. Also, a machining device for machining of the groove is provided on the at least one arm. At least one adjusting device is provided to adjust a contact force of the at least one machining device on the rotation-symmetric component, and to adapt the tool to different diameters of the rotation-symmetric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INNIO Jenbacher GmbH & Co OG
    Inventors: Manuel Naschberger, Patrick Hotter
  • Patent number: 10888931
    Abstract: A cutting tool for performing cutting of a relatively rotating external workpiece while relatively feeding the same in a specified direction is configured to have: cutting sections that have a tool edge, a base section, which is provided as one piece with or separate from the cutting sections and is for holding the cutting sections, a chip-guiding wall, which starts near a tool edge, is formed on the outer circumferential surface of the base section so as to extend in the direction moving away from the tool edge, and is for interfering with chips from the external workpiece and guiding the chips in a direction away from the tool edge. Provided thereby is a cutting tool capable of smoothly discharging chips during cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NEJILAW INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Michiwaki
  • Patent number: 10882117
    Abstract: A cutting tool according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a substrate and a diamond layer coating the substrate. A cutting tool according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a rake face, a flank contiguous to the rake face, and a cutting edge configured by a ridge formed by the rake face and the flank. The rake face has a first rake face and a second rake face located between the first rake face and the flank. The second rake face and a surface of the substrate located on the side of the rake face form a negative angle. The second rake face is formed at the diamond layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kobayashi, Katsuo Kazahaya
  • Patent number: 10882156
    Abstract: In a spindle device, a cover member covers a surface of a flange portion on the front side of the spindle shaft, the flange portion projecting radially outward from the outer peripheral surface of the spindle housing, and the outer peripheral surface of the spindle housing extending from the surface of the flange portion toward the front of the spindle shaft. In the cover member, a flow path for allowing a coolant to flow therethrough is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Murota
  • Patent number: 10835961
    Abstract: A tangential cutting insert for a turning tool is described, which comprises a first tangential cutting insert side and a second tangential cutting insert side, wherein one of the tangential cutting insert sides is assigned more than two cutting edges, and the cutting edges are arranged in a star shape about a tangential cutting insert center axis. The tangential cutting insert is produced completely from cubic crystalline boron nitride, polycrystalline cubic boron nitride, polycrystalline diamond, or ceramic. In addition, a cutting tool with such a tangential cutting insert is presented. A method for producing a tangential cutting insert is also explained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Raouf Ben Amor, Igor Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 10835960
    Abstract: Pipe machining apparatuses and methods of operating are provided. In one aspect, a pipe machining apparatus includes an advancement mechanism coupled to a frame and adapted to move relative to the frame between a first position, in which the advancement mechanism is in a travel path of an advancement member and is adapted to be engaged by the advancement member to advance a tool, and a second position, in which the advancement mechanism is positioned out of the travel path of the advancement member and is not adapted to be engaged by the advancement member. In another aspect, a pipe machining apparatus includes multiple motors and pinion gears engaged with a gear rack of a tool carrier. In a further aspect, a pipe machining apparatus includes a race wiper. In yet another aspect, a pipe machining apparatus includes a race lubrication member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Pierce, Michael W. Gearhart
  • Patent number: 10814400
    Abstract: A cutting tool assembly includes a parting blade and a blade holder for holding same. The cutting tool assembly is configured for conveying pressurized coolant via the holder to a cutting portion of the parting blade. The blade holder includes a deceleration chamber configured for reducing the impact of the pressurized coolant against the parting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Asaf Malka, Dmitry Gal, Shimon Athad
  • Patent number: 10799958
    Abstract: A modular rotary cutting tool includes a cutting head for insertion into a support. The cutting head has a coupling pin having torque surfaces and clamping surfaces formed on its outer peripheral surface. The coupling pin is divided into a front pin part and a rear pin part. The front pin part is defined by a circumferential groove. Stop surfaces for an axial pullout prevention are formed between the front pin part and the rear pin part. The torque surfaces and the clamping surfaces are arranged in different pin parts. For example, the clamping surfaces are preferably formed on the front pin part and the torque surfaces are preferably formed on the rear pin part. The clamping surfaces taper radially inward in a direction of the front cutting part at an angle of inclination, ?2, with respect to the axis of rotation. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Manuel Wacinski, Horst Jaeger, Juergen Schwaegerl, Ruy Frota de Souza Filho
  • Patent number: 10786881
    Abstract: A spindle device includes: a spindle housing; a spindle shaft configured to be rotatably supported inside the spindle housing; a spindle mount having an insertion cavity into which the spindle housing is inserted along the axial direction of the spindle shaft; a flange portion projecting outward from the outer peripheral surface of the spindle housing and configured to be removably fixed to an end of the spindle mount that is closer to one opening of the insertion cavity; and a support member configured to support the spindle housing inserted in the insertion cavity by using, as a base, the other end of the spindle mount that is closer to the other opening of the insertion cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Murota
  • Patent number: 10780505
    Abstract: A face grooving tool body includes a blade portion having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface, a first side surface and an opposite second side surface, and a front end and an opposite rear end. A longitudinal axis of the blade portion coincides with a primary cutting feed direction of the blade portion. An upper blade portion is associated with the top surface and a lower blade portion is associated with the bottom surface, the upper and lower blade portions being separated by a slit. The second side surface of the lower blade portion is curved around a second side surface axis of curvature parallel to the longitudinal axis. A key hole is formed in the blade portion. The slit includes a slit portion that has the shape of a concave function in a side view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventor: Gunnar Jansson
  • Patent number: 10780512
    Abstract: A multi-component gear cutting tool that is rotatable about an axis of rotation. The gear cutting tool includes a tool body extending axially lengthwise between a first end and a second end with the tool body being made of a first material. The gear cutting tool further includes a cutting tip attached to the tool body at one of the first end and the second end. The cutting tip includes an outer axial-facing cutting end with the cutting end having a plurality of cutting faces. The cutting tip is made of a second material different than the first material and the cutting tip is attached to the tool body via brazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GLEASON CUTTING TOOLS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kurt E. Switzer
  • Patent number: 10773350
    Abstract: A machine tool with work transferring mechanism provided with a work transferring mechanism which transfers a work and receives/delivers the work from/to a main spindle. In the front-rear direction, the space inside the machine tool is divided via a shutter into a machining space in which the main spindle is arranged and a transferring space in which the work transferring mechanism transfers the work. The work transferring mechanism is equipped with a work retainer retaining the work and a moving mechanism moving the work retainer. While the work attached to the main spindle is machined, the work retainer is preliminarily moved by the moving mechanism to a vicinity of the main spindle via the shutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAKISAWA MACHINE TOOL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naruhito Miyake
  • Patent number: 10766075
    Abstract: A grooving insert includes a front surface and an opposite rear surface, a first side surface and an opposite second side surface, and a top surface and an opposite bottom surface. The top surface includes a top front portion and a top rear portion, the top front portion having a cutting edge arranged symmetrically relative to a first plane. The bottom surface is symmetrically arranged in relation to a second plane, the first plane and the second plane forming an angle (?) of 0.5-5.0° relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Claes Andersson, Gunnar Jansson
  • Patent number: 10758985
    Abstract: In a spindle device, a movable member is provided on a cover member, which is attached to a spindle housing and covers the outer peripheral surface of a chuck portion which is a disk-shaped rotating member. The movable member is moved by a gas flowing through a flow passage formed in the cover member and thereby brought into contact with the chuck portion. The movable member is electrically connected to a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Murota
  • Patent number: 10758986
    Abstract: A cutting insert for a tool for machining a workpiece, comprising a first side, an opposite second side and a bore running along a bore axis. The bore penetrates the cutting insert and extends from the first side to the second side. The cutting insert comprises at least three cutting heads arranged distributed on a periphery of the cutting insert, wherein each of the at least three cutting heads comprises a cutting edge, which runs transversely to the first side and the second side and extends between the first side and the second side. The at least three cutting heads comprise a first cutting head, a second cutting head, which in a peripheral direction directly follows the first cutting head, and a third cutting head, which in the peripheral direction directly follows the second cutting head. The cutting insert has a first support surface arranged on the first side, which first support surface runs orthogonal to the bore axis and at least partially surrounds the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
    Inventor: Rüdiger Vöge
  • Patent number: 10751813
    Abstract: In one aspect, rotary cutting tools are described comprising clearances with projections adjacent the cutting edge and extending the width and length of the clearance surface of each tooth. This design can assist in reducing vibration or chatter during cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Sergei Boulakhov, Leonid Sharivker
  • Patent number: 10744576
    Abstract: A cutting insert for a milling tool, having a first side, a second side which is identical to the first side and a circumferential surface which extends between the first and the second sides, with a bore which extends along a bore axis. The cutting insert is 120° rotationally symmetrical with respect to the bore axis and includes on each of the first side and the second side three identically formed cutting regions, respectively, which are situated at a transition between the first side and the circumferential surface or at a transition between the second side and the circumferential surface, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Hom GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Stark
  • Patent number: 10744611
    Abstract: In a machine tool, under user set conditions, a cutting tool is fed in a feeding direction while the cutting tool is moved repetitively to cut a workpiece smoothly while separating chips easily. In the machine tool and a control apparatus thereof, control means is configured to set the number of rotations of relative rotation for executing machining of a workpiece, and the number of repetitions of repetitive movement during one rotation of the relative rotation in accordance with a repetitive movement frequency attributable to a cycle during which an operation instruction can be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., Citizen Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaichi Nakaya, Kazuhiko Sannomiya, Hiroshi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10737330
    Abstract: A material rod feeding device for feeding material rods to a machine tool, includes a magazine for stocking the material rods and a guide means into which material rods to be processed can be fed from the magazine, one at a time. The feeding direction of a material rod from the magazine into the guide means, is transversely to the longitudinal axis of the material rod in the guide means. The guide means includes a support leg and an abutment leg for providing a variably modifiable receiving channel. The support leg provides a support surface of the receiving channel that is inclined in the feeding direction and relative to the horizontal. The abutment leg is movable along the inclination relative to the support leg, so that the variably modifiable receiving channel is formed between the two legs, into which the material rod to be processed can be fed onto the support surface. The support leg together with the abutment leg is vertically movable as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FMB Maschinenbau-gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Schwab, Andreas Schwab, Kai Löffler
  • Patent number: 10730115
    Abstract: A cutting tool fastener having a rotation axis and configured to secure together, and establish a fluid path between, two cutting tool members, while also accommodating angular and pivotal displacement between the two. The fastener comprising a head with at least one head opening for emitting fluid, and a body which extends from the head and has a body opening for receiving fluid to be emitted via the head opening. The head has a spherical head abutment surface with a bottom spherical seal surface zone. At least a portion of the spherical head abutment surface faces the body, and the head opening opens out to the spherical head abutment surface. The bottom spherical seal surface zone is axially located between the body and the head opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Leonid Amstibovitsky, Grigori Neiman