Patents Examined by Shirish Desai
  • Patent number: 4897964
    Abstract: A grinding wheel with a working surface having a complex profile is subjected to a path-controlled dressing operation by an apparatus which moves in the direction of the Z-axis of the machine while the grinding wheel moves in the direction of the X-axis. When necessary in view of configuration of the momentarily dressed portion of the working surface, the grinding wheel is turned about the B-axis of the machine, and such axis is remote from the point of contact between the dressing tool and the working surface and is normal to the Z- and X-axes. The controls of the grinding machine cause the dressing tool and the grinding wheel to perform additional movements in the direction of the Z- and X-axes so as to compensate for those deviations from the preselected movement which are due to turning of the grinding wheel about the B-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Schaudt Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Vetter
  • Patent number: 4897967
    Abstract: An apparatus for truing the cylindrical outer peripheral grinding surface of a grinding wheel includes a truing head which is movable toward or away from the grinding wheel in a first direction which is parallel to the grinding surface and in a second direction which is perpendicular to the first direction. A truing wheel is rotatably supported on the truing head, has a truing surface and is movable with the truing head for truing the grinding surface. A contacting detection member is secured to the truing head, projects therefrom toward the grinding surface and has an end surface which can be brought into contact with the grinding surface. A device is provided for detecting the contact of the end surface of the detection member with the grinding surface and producing an output signal upon detecting their contact. Three feed control devices are provided to move the truing head in various directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Maruyama, Yukio Oda, Syoji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4896648
    Abstract: On two opposite long narrow sides of a guide rail (1) of a chain saw for stone are arranged slide rails (3) of plastic. The slide rails (3) are located between the side walls (18, 19) of the guide rail. A link chain (2) consists of slide elements (6) and pairs of side guide members (7, 8) which are joined with each other through links (5). The slide elements (6) lie, on one side, on a surface (15) of the slide rail (3) and have, on the opposite side, cutting plates (4). In the slide rail (3) are arranged central coolant channels (13) which are connected with the coolant feed present in the core of the guide rail (1). The side guiding of the chain (2) is assured through the side guide members (7, 8) lying against the side surfaces (11, 12) of the slide rail (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Gamma Stawag AG
    Inventor: Willi Boller
  • Patent number: 4884373
    Abstract: A numerically controlled machine tool for machining a non-circular workpiece according to profile data. The numerical controller of the machine tool memorizes the ideal profile data calculated from the ideal final shape of the workpiece, and the execution profile data calculated from the ideal profile data and compensated for position error due to the follow delay of the machine tool. The machine tool is controlled according to the execution profile data during grinding the workpiece with cut-in feed and spark-out grinding. The numerical controller has the capability of measuring position change of the main spindle and the tool slide during spark-out grinding. Then, the numerical controller ascertains whether or not the follow delays of the main spindle and the tool slide are within a prescribed tolerance depending on the measured position change and the ideal profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Toyoda-koki Kabushiki-kaisha
    Inventors: Ikuo Suzuki, Takao Yoneda, Takayuki Hotta, Toshihiro Yonezu
  • Patent number: 4870946
    Abstract: The present invention includes a reversible concrete cutting saw blade and one or two blade attachment plates having radial grooves formed in the blade engaging faces thereof, such that when the plates and blades are joined, radial passageways are formed between the plates and the blade. An inlet tube, communicating with a rotatable inner hub introduces cooling fluid into internal passage ways within the hub under positive flow conditions, thereby causing the fluid to flow through the hub to the radial passageways in the plates and then be centrifugally dispersed down the grooves along the surfaces of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Longco, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Long, David L. Long, Clifford D. Long, Kenneth E. Clark
  • Patent number: 4869227
    Abstract: Process and device for making deep cuts in concrete, reinforced concrete, a masonry or similar structure, involving the use of a circular saw blade (5) and a guide bore (B) made directly next to the cut to be made and prior to the cutting process. The saw body (4) which drives and carries laterally the saw blade is inserted if as the cutting progresses. The guide bore is dimensioned so that the projection of the saw blade in the region of the shaft on the bore still lies inside the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Inventor: Paul H. Schuldei
  • Patent number: 4864777
    Abstract: Automated grinding is performed using a tracking means having a sufficient field of view to locate edges to be processed and using a high resolution profiler in order to provide grinding information for calculation of the amount of material which should be removed from the workpiece. Those sections of the workpiece not requiring additional grinding may be traversed at a high speed in order to improve productivity. A process control computer receives grinding information from the tracking means and high resolution profiler and uses it to control a manipulator to adjust the travel speed of the grinder, force with which a grinder is applied, position of the grinder, and/or speed of rotation of the grinder in order to remove the correct amount of material from a workpiece. The technique is especially advantageous in removing excess material, burrs, nicks, chips and other minor irregularities in workpieces. A second profiler may be used to check that the grinder has properly ground portions of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael H. McLaughlin, Carl M. Penney
  • Patent number: 4862644
    Abstract: A machine for finishing the surface of a lens mounted on one side of a lens block having receiving depressions in its other side, the machine having a cylindrical tube mounted for rotary and reciprocal motion on a fixed shaft, an optical tool holder affixed to one end of the cylindrical tube and adapted to receive an optical lap thereon, an arm having pins extending therefrom to engage the pin recesses in a lens block having a lens mounting thereon for holding the lens in contact with the optical lap, a coupling block affixed to the cylindrical tube adjacent the other end thereof and having a spherical plane bearing therein, an outer cylindrical drive member having an eccentric longitudinal opening therethrough, an inner cylindrical drive member also having an eccentric cylindrical opening therethrough, the inner cylindrical drive member being rotatably received in the opening through the outer cylindrical member, the cylindrical drive members being independently related, a shaft extending through the longitu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Inventor: Joe D. Stith
  • Patent number: 4862868
    Abstract: A rotary dressing roller of the generating type and a method and apparatus for dressing a substantially cup-shaped grinding wheel for longitudinally curved tooth gears. The rotary dressing roller 40 is provided with a base portion 42 which is rotatable mounted to the dressing motor 38 of a dressing apparatus 15. The dressing apparatus 15 is used to dress a grinding wheel 50. At the other end of base portion 42 there is provided a working portion 44 having an outer concave surface 45, an inner convex surface 46 and an outer cutting rim portion 47. The outer concave surface 45 and inner convex surface 46 of working portion 44 are shaped so as to allow dressing of the inside working surface 52 and outside working surface 54 of grinding wheel 50 by rotation of the rotary dressing roller 40 in a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Inventors: Harry D. Dodd, Harry Pedersen
  • Patent number: 4860721
    Abstract: A super abrasive cutting saw includes a cutting saw plate formed with concave sections in spaced relation around its periphery. The concave sections alternate with convex sections. Each successive convex section is bent outward toward the opposite surface of the cutting saw plate from the next convex section. A sinter is bonded to the periphery of the cutting saw blade by heating two bodies of a compressed powder formed of material which includes super abrasives and pressing them on the saw plate to be sintered there. Concave and convex portions of the two bodies are formed fused so that the convexities of each oppose the concavities of the other. The border thus formed is extended in zigzag fashion in the direction of thickness of the cutting saw plate corresponding to concave and convex sections thereof. The concave sections of the periphery of the cutting saw plate are deep enough and the inner rim of the sinter is placed for defining holes through the plate for plate cooling and air turbulence generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Sanwa Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusaku Matsuda
  • Patent number: 4858394
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new and improved method for engraving abradable surfaces such as marble, granite, slate, glass or wood and to the mask used for the engraving. The mask is formed from a porous material such as a cloth, which is covered with a photoresist emulsion. The mask is formed by selectively exposing the photoresist. To engrave a surface the mask is first positioned on the surface to be engraved and the mask is next impacted by an abrading substance. The surface not protected by the mask is abraded and a pattern is engraved into the surface. Using the present invention no chemical interaction need occur between the mask and the surface to be engraved, and only sandblasting equipment is required. The mask can be produced remote from the engraving site and stored. Two or more masks can be overlaid to engrave intricate designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: Dynamat, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Lalumiere, Jay M. Boucher
  • Patent number: 4848038
    Abstract: A grinding method for grinding non-circular workpiece such as a cam. The grinding wheel is moved according to the profile data defining profile generating movement of grinding wheel and cut-in feed data defining cut-in feed movement of the grinding wheel. In a part of each revolution of the workpiece, where the acceleration of the profile generating movement become zero or a negative value, the profile generating movement according to the profile data and the cut-in feed movement according to the cut-in feed data are executed simultaneously. Then, in the remainder of each revolution, the profile generating movement is executed without cut-in feed. The above-mentioned process is repeated alternately until the total amount of cut-in feed reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Toyoda-Koki Kabushiki-Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Maruyama, Hiroshi Nakano, Yasuji Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 4837980
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tire uniformity correction. During a sensing phase, the tire to be corrected is rotated at a speed higher than the industry standard of 60 revolutions per minute while sensing the force variations to be removed. During a rubber removal phase, the tire is rotated at a slower speed tire while removing rubber in selected amounts from selected areas of the tire corresponding force variations. Frequency modified electrical signals are generated in response to the sensed force variations in the tire during the sensing phase, such signals being at frequencies higher than the industry standard of 60 cycles per minute. Such frequency modified signals are then filtered in summer amplifiers, processed and stored in a microprocessor and then utilized for the removal of rubber in a programmed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company
    Inventor: Clarence L. Rogers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4835911
    Abstract: An abrading element are produced for mass finishing of workpieces such as vibratory finishing comprises an elongated metallic rod of generally circular or other curvilinear cross section with serrations extending over substantially its entire periphery along its elongated axis. The serrations provide cutting edges along their outer surfaces and recesses therebetween. The metal of the rod is hardened at least in the portion adjacent the surface to provide hardened cutting edges and a wear resistant surface. The abrading elements are conveniently formed by severing rod or wire stock in the desired length and rolling or otherwise forming the desired serrations therein, after which the abrading elements may be hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: The Abbott Ball Company
    Inventors: Roger A. L. Bond, Stephen J. Nigro
  • Patent number: 4831785
    Abstract: A vibration sensor, located on a chuck member for a workpiece and rotating therewith, detects the signal emitted at the instant a tool member contacts the workpiece. The vibration sensor produces an output signal to modulate a transmitter and a receiver fastened to the machine tool frame receives the information broadcast by the transmitter. The information is processed to produce a signal which reduces the speed of a motor controlling the advance of the tool member. The speed of the tool member is thus reduced as soon as the tool member contacts the workpiece. The arrangement is particularly suited to machines for grinding interior diameters and prevents damage following accidental collision of the workpiece and tool member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Meseltron S.A.
    Inventor: Hans Sigg
  • Patent number: 4829976
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting tool constituted by an elongated body having a first end and a second end, and being provided at each of these ends with means such as a screw thread for removably fixing a holding member or handle, and at its first end with a first cutting point.The second end is equipped with a second cutting point.The invention is applied to the production of a tool for cutting earthenware tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Tomecanic
    Inventors: Thierry Pourtau, Abel Thiriet
  • Patent number: 4827672
    Abstract: An abrasive cutting system has an abrasive cutting wheel, a holder for the object to be cut, and means for advancing and retracting the wheel and holder relative to each other. Preferably, the advancing and retracting means is connected to the holder, while the cutting wheel is stationary except for its rotary motion. In accordance with this invention, apparatus for automatically, intermittently advancing the wheel and holder toward each other while the wheel is cutting the object is provided. This automatic, intermittent advancement provides significant improvements over a uniform rate of advancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Buehler Ltd.
    Inventors: David L. Brandt, Ralph R. Doyle
  • Patent number: 4821460
    Abstract: The arrangement enables controlling the speed of advance of the tool part of a machine tool during its approach phase toward a workpiece and reducing such speed as soon as the tool contacts the workpiece.It includes an acoustic sensor adapted to detect the signal emitted at the instant of contact, an electronic circuit for processing such signal and a motor responding to the circuit to regulate the speed of advance of the tool part. The sensor is fastened to a feeler mounted on the machine framework by means of shock absorbers, said feeler being arranged to be in contact with the workpiece or its carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Meseltron S.A.
    Inventor: Heinz Wegmann
  • Patent number: 4821703
    Abstract: The opening method to drill openings with required largeness on thick reinforced concrete walls such as a reinforced concrete dam body is presented.This method comprises (1) the process of drilling cable penetrations in the depth direction on each corner around the opening domain on a reinforced concrete wall, (2) the process of penetrating cutting cable through cable penetrations and to carry out wire sawing with water injection, (3) the process to break and remove the separated core.According to this method, the required opening for thick reinforced concrete walls such as a reinforced concrete dam body which has been regarded as difficult if not impossible, can be safely and exactly drilled with the smallest number of processes, having no bad influence on the surrounded wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Dymosha
    Inventor: Setsuo Kubo
  • Patent number: 4813185
    Abstract: A jig for finishing of the blades of a turbo machine and which includes a cylindrical body on the peripheral of which are formed seatings and an annular strap or collar serves to lock the blades in place. A flange enables the jig to be mounted on a driving machine when the jig is partly immersed in an abrasive-containing enclosure which serves to effect the desired finishing of the blade tips or roots which protrude beyond one end of the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteur d'Aviation
    Inventor: Pierre Demay