Patents Examined by Shelley Self
  • Patent number: 9975167
    Abstract: A computer numerical control (cnc) bending machine used to bend and then cut a specific programmed profile from a long length of cable comprising: a base, a carriage, a bend head and a saw; the carriage includes a spindle to rotate the cable, the carriage is also able to transport the cable in a linear fashion; the bend head comprises a clamp and a wiper roller and a bend die; after a last bend is formed, the clamp and wiper roller are retracted away from the bend die; the carriage is then able to then transport the cable forward away from the saw, the spindle is then able to rotate the cable out of the plane of the bend, the carriage is then able to transport the cable back toward the saw; the saw is then able to sever the cable such that a last leg length adjacent to the last bend which is shorter than the fixed distance between the saw and the bend die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: WINTON MACHINE COMPANY
    Inventor: George R. Winton, III
  • Patent number: 9945094
    Abstract: A bucket for crushing inert material comprises an outer casing, an inlet section for the entry of the material to be crushed into the casing and crushing unit arranged in the casing for crushing the material and a screening device for screening the material to be crushed disposed in a position intermediate between the inlet aperture and the crushing unit. The screening device comprises at least one rotating member, the partial rotation of which is suitable for performing a screening of parts of material to be crushed which are of a size below a predetermined dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MECCANICA BREGANZESE S.P.A. IN BREVE MB S.P.A.
    Inventors: Guido Azzolin, Diego Azzolin
  • Patent number: 9914129
    Abstract: This invention relates to a wear part for the rotor of a rock crusher, the rotor including at least one outlet port, and a mounting bar, wherein the wear part is configured to engage with the mounting bar, the wear part including: a body having an upper surface and a lower surface, the body also including a surface configured to abut against the outlet port, characterized in that the wear part is configured with a channel having substantially an U-shaped cross section running between the upper surface and the lower surface of the body, the channel having a mouth and a location portion, wherein the locating portion is complementary to the width of the mounting bar; wherein the exterior surface of the bottom portion of the U-shaped cross section includes a lateral projection and abuts the outlet port in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hackworth Clint, Chandrasekaran Prem, Omundsen Shane, Dew Joseph
  • Patent number: 9907237
    Abstract: A cutting assembly for use with a stump cutting apparatus. Cutting assembly including a plurality of tool holders and cutting tools supported in said tool holders. The tool holders placed in a side-by-side relationship on at least one side of the cutting wheel. Further, in an alternative example a single tool holder supports multiple cutting tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Green Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Green, Brian P. Holly
  • Patent number: 9908169
    Abstract: A computer numerical control (cnc) bending machine used to bend and then cut a specific programmed profile from a long length of cable comprising: a base, a carriage, a bend head and a saw; the carriage includes a spindle to rotate the cable, the carriage is also able to transport the cable in a linear fashion; the bend head comprises a clamp and a wiper roller and a bend die; after a last bend is formed, the clamp and wiper roller are retracted away from the bend die; the carriage is then able to then transport the cable forward away from the saw, the spindle is then able to rotate the cable out of the plane of the bend, the carriage is then able to transport the cable back toward the saw; the saw is then able to sever the cable such that a last leg length adjacent to the last bend which is shorter than the fixed distance between the saw and the bend die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: WINTON MACHINE COMPANY
    Inventor: George R. Winton, III
  • Patent number: 9884323
    Abstract: An auto-feed paper shredder operates by using counter-rotating belts to grasp sheets of paper from the bottom of a stack of paper and push the sheet into a shredding mechanism. Successive sheets are pulled from the stack and shredded so that an entire stack of several hundred sheets can be shredded without operator intervention. The belts that accomplish the auto-feeding are housed in roller belt assemblies that can be easily removed from and reinserted into the paper shredder. In this way when the belts become worn and no longer effectively grasp the paper, the user simply removes the assembly and inserts a new one. The worn assemblies can be returned to the manufacturer to be refurbished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intek America, Inc.
    Inventor: Herman Chang
  • Patent number: 9802231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bending and balancing device for axially shiftable work rolls (10, 10?) of a rolling mill, especially of a four-high rolling mill, guide blocks (2) being provided at both sides in the window of every mill housing (1) on the level of the work roll inserts (3, 3?) and the force of bending and balancing cylinders (5) being transmissible onto the work roll inserts that are guided in the axial direction and so as to be shiftable in the vertical direction. The guide blocks are subdivided into respective upper and lower guide blocks (2, 2?), the upper guide blocks (2) are mounted in the mill housing window so as to be vertically shiftable, the lower guide blocks (2?) are mounted in the mill housing window so as to be fixed or so as to be vertically shiftable, and a bending and balancing cylinder (5) is arranged in every of the associated upper and lower guide blocks and is guided by the same and engages with the upper and the lower work roll insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fuchs, Dietmar Rohleder
  • Patent number: 9802332
    Abstract: A jig for profiling the end of an elongate workpiece, especially a coping or crown molding section, comprises a support for a sample to be copied, and for a profiling comb to be pushed against the sample to define a cam surface. A cutting tool can be mounted to follow a path defined by the cam surface, to cut the workpiece end to match the shape of the cam surface. The profiling comb is movable between a first position facing the sample support to form a profile and a second position in which the profile can contact the cam follower on the movable mounting. In its second position the comb extends at an acute angle to the longitudinal direction of the workpiece support, which is configured to support the workpiece at an acute angle about its longitudinal axis corresponding to the angle at which the comb is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SCRIBE MASTER LIMITED
    Inventor: Colin Roy Davey
  • Patent number: 9796013
    Abstract: A tool holder configuration structure for spring making machine includes a flat base plate and three displacement mechanisms arranged on the front side in a triangle, each displacement mechanism including a first sliding tract set and a second sliding tract set arranged at right angles, and three tool holder panels each said tool holder panel including a base, a first tool holder located on one side of the base and two second tool holders obliquely disposed at two opposite lateral sides of the first tool holder. The tool holder panels are respectively coupled to the second sliding tract sets of the displacement mechanisms to keep the first tool holders adjacent to one another so that the moving distance of the tool holder panels can be minimized and a large number of tools can be installed in each tool holder panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PLUSPRINGS MACHINERY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ching-Fa Yang
  • Patent number: 9669454
    Abstract: A holding device for a flanging tool includes two clamping parts movable towards one another to respective clamping positions. A stop is configured to abut, in an abutment position, an end of a pipe to be flanged. An actuating mechanism is configured to move the clamping parts into the respective clamping positions so as to clamp the pipe to be flanged. The actuating mechanism is coupled to the stop such that actuation of the actuating mechanism moves the stop out of the abutment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ROTHENBERGER AG
    Inventor: Olaf Bode
  • Patent number: 9617037
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a label, a first glue resist area. The first glue resist area is located on a back of the label. The first glue resist area is configured to prevent at least one edge of the label from curling during a labeling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: INLAND LABEL AND MARKETING SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Lotito, Brett Einerwold
  • Patent number: 9586251
    Abstract: A pipe bender, including: a base; a frame including a position switching mechanism, a first position switching assembly, and a bending stand including a second position switching assembly; a calibration device; a feeding device; a cutting device; a feeding path arranged transversely; a bending device; a receiving device arranged longitudinally; and a controller. The calibration device includes two calibration mechanisms including separate processing paths to calibrate two kinds of pipes having different diameters. The feeding device includes two feeding channels for transporting the two kinds of pipes, and the first position switching assembly is used for aligning the two feeding channels with the feeding path in turn. The bending device includes two bending channels for bending the two kinds of pipes, and the second position switching assembly is used for aligning the two bending channels with the feeding path in turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: OMS MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaobin Long
  • Patent number: 9573184
    Abstract: A device and methods are provided for deep rolling. In one embodiment, a deep rolling tool includes a fork having a base section and a plurality of fork arms, wherein each fork arm extends outwardly from the base section and wherein the fork arms are separated from one another to form an opening. The deep rolling tool may also include a plurality of rolling elements configured to apply a compressive stress to articles received by the deep rolling tool, wherein each rolling element is mounted at the distal end of a fork arm, and wherein each rolling element includes a cantilever shaft retained by a fork arm and a crowned roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin R. Hawkes, Andrzei Ernest Kuczek
  • Patent number: 9533363
    Abstract: An indexable thread forming tap including: a body in a shaft shape; and a tip concentrically and detachably attached to a leading end portion of the body by screw-fastening and rotationally driven around an axial center along with the body for rolling of a female thread, the body being disposed with a screw hole concentrically to the axial center such that a screw shaft disposed on the tip concentrically to the axial center is screwed into the screw hole for the screw-fastening, a leading end surface of the screw shaft being pressed against a bottom surface of the screw hole into close contact with each other by the screw-fastening to integrally fix the tip to the body without the leading end of the body abutting on the tip, the body being disposed with a restraining hole concentrically to the axial center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: OSG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro Osawa, Takayuki Matsushita, Kentaro Norimatsu, Tasuku Itoh
  • Patent number: 9500217
    Abstract: A method for producing a threaded part, includes the following steps: preparing a wire (54) with a rectangular cross-section; winding-up the wire (54) to form a helical spring with tightly wound windings, the wire being fed such that the sides of the rectangle defining the cross-section extend obliquely to the axis of the helical spring; and connecting the windings to each other at their mutually adjoining contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Jörg Schwarzbich
  • Patent number: 9492860
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tube end molding method comprising: a tube shrinking step for forming a tapered portion and a small diameter tube portion at one end of an original tube; a preparing step for preparing a holding die having an original tube bore and a tube expanding bore; and a tube expanding step including a first step for mounting the original tube at the original tube bore of the holding die, a second step for folding the small diameter tube portion inside the original tube beginning at the tapered portion, and a third step for pressing the folded portion against an inner wall of the tube expanding bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiki Tanaka, Naotaka Arisawa
  • Patent number: 9496772
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method of a laminated iron core which is formed of a strip-shaped iron core piece. The strip-shaped iron core piece includes segment iron core pieces connected through a joint positioned in a radial outside, and each of the segment iron core pieces has an artuate shape. The joint by which adjacent segment iron core pieces are connected is folded and lateral ends of the adjacent segment iron core pieces are aligned. The strip-shaped iron core piece is spirally wound while circumferentially shifting mutual joints formed on vertical adjacent layers. Crush processing is performed for flattening a bulged portion in a thickness direction of the segment iron core pieces formed at a time of folding the joint, and the crush processing is performed simultaneously with a time when or after mutual segment iron core pieces arranged vertically are crimped and laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventor: Iwao Myojin
  • Patent number: 9481021
    Abstract: A load-applying device of a press-forming die includes a rod which includes a first end, a second end, and a flange, a lamination coned disc spring in which a plurality of coned disc springs having a center hole, to which the first end of the rod is inserted, are laminated, a first plate which includes a first through hole to which the first end of the rod is inserted and abuts the lamination coned disc spring, a second plate which includes a second through hole to which the second end of the rod is inserted and abuts the flange; and a gap fixing member which is detachably provided between the first plate and the second plate and fixes a gap between the first plate and the second plate so as to maintain the gap by which the lamination coned disc spring biases the flange to the second plate. The second end and the first plate relatively move in a mutually approaching direction during press-forming, and the lamination coned disc spring is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION, H-ONE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru Yoshida, Daisuke Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9468963
    Abstract: In a bending head for bending rod-shaped and tubular workpieces, with a retainer that can be rotated about a rotational axis and that carries a bending mandrel at one axial end, and with at least two further tools, which each comprise a retaining body with, at its axial end facing the bending mandrel, a bending pin and which can each be rotated—in each case independently of the other tools—the retaining bodies of the tools are arranged concentrically to the retainer of the bending mandrel and pivotable about its rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: WAFIOS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Stefan Fries, Jörg Möck, Frank Weiblen, Carina Baier
  • Patent number: 9463500
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for bending an elongate member. A plastic force may be applied to the elongate member. The plastic force may be configured to cause the elongate member to bend with a plastic deformation. The plastic force may be reduced to an elastic force that is applied to the elongate member after the plastic force causes the elongate member to bend with the plastic deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas K. Williams, John Willard Dorsey-Palmateer, Mike Majid Moodi, Melissa McQueen