Patents Examined by Willmon Fridie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10576556
    Abstract: Provided is a cutter apparatus for machining a difficult-to-machine material, the cutter apparatus including: a cutting tool body which has a fastening portion formed at a center thereof; one or more cutters which are installed on the cutting tool body, and have superhard insert tips fixed to end portions thereof, respectively; and an angle adjusting unit which is installed in an internal space of the cutters, and adjusts angles of the cutters by spreading or retracting the cutters, so that angles of the cutters may be easily adjusted in accordance with a condition for cutting a difficult-to-machine material, in order to prevent damage to the superhard insert tips when machining a difficult-to-machine material having high hardness and high toughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: POSCO, Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Park, Sook Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10569336
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a cutting insert includes an upper surface, a front end surface, and a front cutting edge. The upper surface includes a first protrusion and a second protrusion, and a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface, each of which is located between the first protrusion and the second protrusion. The first surface is inclined downward at a first inclination angle. The second surface is inclined upward at a second inclination angle. The third surface is inclined upward at a third inclination angle. The second surface is located lower than an upper end of each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion. The third surface extends further upward than the upper end of each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion. The third inclination angle is smaller than the second inclination angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kusuda
  • Patent number: 10562105
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel machine for repairing damaged wheel rims whereby the machine is a combination CNC and manual lathe configured of performing all of the required tasks for repairing damaged wheel rims in a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Len
  • Patent number: 10537945
    Abstract: In one aspect, elongated rotary cutting tools such as end mills are described herein which may provide one or more advantages over prior designs. For example, in some embodiments, cutting tools described herein can provide reduced wear rates at corner cutting edges, may permit high ramp angles during processing up to and including 45° ramp angles, and/or increased tool life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Sergei Boulakhov, Leonid Sharivker
  • Patent number: 10537941
    Abstract: A frictional drive railway wheel truing system comprising a master lift and drive arm spaced from a slave lift and drive arm extending from within a railway pit for lifting a pair of opposed railway wheels off railway rails. Each master and slave drive assembly comprising frictional drums to turn a railway wheel from a wheel flange. A master and slave lathe assembly moveable along an axis parallel to a rotational axis of the frictional drums; each master and slave lathe assembly having a cutting bit positioned to engage a tread and a flange of a railway wheel in a cut mode at a location superior to the contact area of said frictional drums and railway wheel; and a hold down device fixing rotation of a railway wheel to a predetermined axis during a wheel truing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HJR EQUIPMENT RENTAL INC.
    Inventor: Harold F. Ross
  • Patent number: 10537940
    Abstract: A method measures an edge of a workpiece by scanning. The scanning is performed by a scanning tool mounted on a moving head of an edge-facing machine while that moving head is moved along the edge to be measured before, during or after an edge facing tool of the edge-facing machine that faces the edge. The method can be performed by an edge-facing machine that includes at least one edge facing tool and that further includes a scanning tool mounted on a movable head of the machine, which head is movable along an edge of a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Acergy France SAS
    Inventors: Cesar Atin, Jaques Lacome
  • Patent number: 10525533
    Abstract: The present application provides a lathe fixture for clamping an automobile hub, including a first base, a deflection block support block, a deflection block, a deflection block guide shaft, a circular plate and the like, a second base is connected with the first base via a group of eighth screws and a second pin, the circular plate is connected with the first base via a group of sixth screws, a power chuck is connected to the second base via a group of third screws, and an O-shaped rubber ring is placed between a power chuck and a groove of the second base. Compared with the conventional automobile hub lathe fixture, the lathe fixture has a large relaxing/clamping travel and may adapt to the machining of hubs of multiple sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiao Liu, Jiandong Guo
  • Patent number: 10525538
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a shaft portion and a plurality of edge region groups. The ridgeline between the first rake face portion and the first flank face portion constitutes a first cutting edge portion. The ridgeline between the second rake face portion and the second flank face portion constitutes a second cutting edge portion. As seen from the direction perpendicular to a plane tangent to the outer peripheral surface, in a state where the central axis overlaps a first end on the front end side of the first cutting edge portion, the inclination angle of the first cutting edge portion relative to the central axis is larger than the inclination angle of a straight line relative to the central axis, the straight line connecting the first end to a second end on the front end side of the second cutting edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsuda, Taisuke Higashi, Satoru Kukino, Takashi Kanda
  • Patent number: 10525537
    Abstract: A rotary cutting tool having a disk-shaped cutting body with a plurality of identical insert receiving pockets, and an equal number of indexable cutting inserts removably retained therein, having opposing upper and lower surfaces and opposing first and second insert end surfaces. First and second cutting edges are formed at the intersection of the upper surface and the first and second insert end surfaces, respectively. Circumferentially adjacent cutting inserts have a different one of their first and second insert end surfaces in contact with an insert receiving pocket back wall. First and second planes are equidistantly offset from opposite sides of the cutting body, the first plane only intersecting the first cutting edge of every circumferentially alternate cutting insert and none of the second cutting edges, and the second plane only intersecting the second cutting edge of every circumferentially alternate cutting insert and none of the first cutting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ISCAR LTD.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Patent number: 10507535
    Abstract: A cutting insert includes a rake face, a flank surface, and a cutting edge, the cutting edge includes a bottom cutting edge that is positioned at a front end in a central axis direction and forms a convex arc shape and an outer peripheral cutting edge aligned with a radial-direction outer end of the bottom cutting edge and forms a convex arc shape of which a curvature radius is larger than that of the bottom cutting edge, an angle formed between a tangent line to a boundary point between the bottom cutting edge and the outer peripheral cutting edge and the central axis is less than 45°, a curvature radius R1 of the bottom cutting edge is 0.3 to 10 mm, and a ratio (R2/R1) of a curvature radius R2 of the outer peripheral cutting edge to the curvature radius R1 of the bottom cutting edge is 3.6 to 333.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10507536
    Abstract: In a cutting insert of an embodiment of the present invention, an upper surface includes a first corner, and a second corner and a third corner respectively adjacent to both sides of the first corner. The upper surface sequentially includes a rake surface located along an upper cutting edge and inclined toward a lower surface as going inward from the upper cutting edge at a rake angle on a basis of a perpendicular plane perpendicular to a central axis extending between the upper and lower surfaces, and a connection surface located more inward than the rake surface and inclined toward the lower surface as going inward at a connection angle on the basis of the perpendicular plane. An intersecting part of the rake surface and the connection surface includes a highest position in a portion of the intersecting part corresponding to the minor rake surface. A cutting tool with the cutting insert, and a method of producing a machined product by using the cutting tool are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Yamamichi
  • Patent number: 10493651
    Abstract: A tool, system, and method for shaping a wooden workpiece. The system includes a lathe, a toolrest, and a woodturning tool for removing material from the workpiece. The tool includes a handle with a shaft extending longitudinally outwardly therefrom. A cutter is provided on an end of the shaft. The shaft includes a longitudinally-extending bottom surface and a longitudinally-extending side surface. The side surface extends laterally outwardly from the bottom surface and at an obtuse angle relative thereto. Each of the bottom and side surfaces is flat and is separately brought into contact with the toolrest on the lathe to steady the shaft and use the cutter on the workpiece. The orientation of the cutter is changed between a first position and second position depending on which of the bottom surface or side surface contacts the toolrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Woodpeckers, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery E. Farris, Alex Krupa, Richard M. Hummel
  • Patent number: 10486238
    Abstract: A cutting tool comprises: a plate member which is provided, at a leading end thereof, edge parts; a support member which supports the plate member so as to cause the edge parts to be projected; and a coolant supply part which has an ejection port and which ejects, from the ejection port, fluid that cools the edge parts. The support member has a non-contact surface which forms a gap with respect to an outer side surface of the plate member. The gap is opened toward a side where the edge parts are provided. The ejection port is arranged in the gap, and the ejection port ejects the fluid toward the plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasutake Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10486237
    Abstract: A production method for a ring-shaped part is provided with: an inner cutting step for reciprocating a first cutting blade in the radial direction D4 from a state of contact with the center of the thickness of one end 91a of a rotating cylindrical blank 91 and moving toward the other end 91b in the axial direction D1 to form a semicircular track while cutting the inner circumferential R1-side of the cylindrical blank 91; an outer cutting step before, after or simultaneously with the inner cutting step for reciprocating a second cutting blade in the radial direction D4 from a state of contact with the center of the thickness of the one end 91a of the rotating cylindrical blank 91 and moving toward the other end 91b in the axial direction D1 to form a semicircular track while cutting the outer circumferential R2-side of the cylindrical blank 91; and a separation step after the inner cutting step and the outer cutting step for cutting the portion 92 of the cylindrical blank 91, the inner circumferential R1-side
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Shuichi Nowatari
  • Patent number: 10471523
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a rotating tool having an excellent wear resistance. The rotating tool includes: a base member including a cutting edge portion and a flute portion; and a coating film that coats a surface of the base member, a ratio B/A of a film thickness B of the coating film coating a surface of the flute portion to a film thickness A of the coating film coating a surface of the cutting edge portion being not less than 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Paer Christoffer Arumskog, Yoshiharu Utsumi
  • Patent number: 10456845
    Abstract: A cutting insert of an embodiment includes an upper surface including a first upper cutting edge and a second upper cutting edge, a lower surface including a first lower cutting edge and a second lower cutting edge, and a side surface. The side surface includes a first surface extending from the second upper cutting edge, a second surface extending from the first lower cutting edge, a third surface extending from the first upper cutting edge, and a fourth surface extending from the second lower cutting edge. The first surface and the fourth surface are parallel to a central axis. The second surface is inclined so as to depart from the central axis as going from the lower surface toward the upper surface. The third surface is inclined so as to depart from the central axis as going from the upper surface toward the lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shohei Mao
  • Patent number: 10442006
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a cutting insert includes an upper surface having a polygonal shape and includes a corner, a side surface adjacent to the upper surface, a cutting edge and a protrusion. The cutting edge is located at a ridge part in which the upper surface intersects with the side surface and includes a corner part located at the corner. The protrusion is located on the upper surface. The protrusion includes a first protrusion on a bisector of the corner in a top view. The protrusion further includes a second protrusion adjacent to the first protrusion in a direction orthogonal to the bisector. The second protrusion is closer to the corner than the first protrusion in the top view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10442015
    Abstract: A cutting tool may include a cutter body, and a cutting insert group coupled to the cutter body, wherein the cutter body includes a working length, wherein the cutting insert group forms a continuous cutting edge, and wherein the continuous cutting edge extends continuously through the working length of the cutter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Robert P. Davis
  • Patent number: 10442021
    Abstract: An insert portion (3) of a reamer (1) is fixed, using screws (8), to a leading end portion of a body (2A). The insert portion (3) is configured by overlaying an insert (4) for finish machining and an insert (5) for rough machining, and forms a right hand cut right hand helix. On respective mating faces of the inserts (4, 5), convex portions and concave portions of the mating face of the insert (4) overlap with concave portions and convex portions of the mating face of the insert (5). The reamer (1) can enlarge a hole formed in a workpiece or change a shape of the hole. The inserts (4, 5) simultaneously cut an inner peripheral face of the hole, and can thus perform rough machining and finish machining in one pass. By overlapping the convex portions and the concave portions of each of the mating faces of the inserts (4, 5), they partially overlap in their respective thickness directions. A protrusion length of the insert portion (3) can thus be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: OSG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro Osawa, Tomonori Yoda
  • Patent number: 10442013
    Abstract: A cutting insert of an embodiment of the present invention includes an upper surface, a lower surface, a side surface connected to each of the upper surface and the lower surface, and an upper cutting edge located at an intersection of the upper surface and the side surface. The lower surface includes a mount part having alternately three first top portions spaced a distance a away from a central axis extending between the upper and lower surfaces and three second top portions spaced a distance b away from the central axis in a bottom view. The mount part further has a concave part including at least the central axis. The second top portions are located closer to the upper surface than the first top portions. A cutting tool with the cutting insert, and a method of manufacturing a machined product by using the cutting tool are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Shibata