Patents by Inventor Eric H. Halbert

Eric H. Halbert has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4811882
    Abstract: A valve arrangement for a fastener driving tool of the type having a cylinder and piston/driver assembly for driving a fastener, a main valve which, when actuated, opens the cylinder to air under pressure causing the piston/driver assembly to drive a fastener, a remote valve which, when actuated, causes the main valve to open, and a trigger actuated valve together with a workpiece responsive safety actuated valve which, when both are actuated, actuate the remote valve, the valve arrangement being such that the safety actuated valve must be actuated before the trigger actuated valve in order for the remote valve to the actuated. The trigger actuated valve has a trigger-operated stem slidably mounted within a valve body. The body defines a chamber in which one end of the remote valve stem is slidingly and sealingly engaged. Air under pressure within the chamber maintains the remote valve stem in an unactuated position. A passage in the tool body connects the trigger actuated valve to the safety actuated valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: Sencorp
    Inventors: Jay M. Steeves, Eric H. Halbert
  • Patent number: 4744238
    Abstract: A pneumatically actuated tool for setting blind rivets of the type having a body, a head and breakaway pull mandrel. The tool comprises a body having a double-acting cylinder therein, a handle attached to the body, a guide body affixed to the body beneath the cylinder, a pull track in the guide body for the rivets and a bore in the body connecting the cylinder and the pull track, the cylinder, the bore, and the pull track being coaxial. The tool is provided with a rivet pickup and pull mechanism comprising a lower load piston having a downwardly depending tubular assembly slidable within the body bore and pull track and terminating in a nose piece, and an upper pull piston having a downwardly depending tubular assembly telescopicly and shiftably located within the lower load piston tubular assembly and terminating in a chuck provided with mandrel-engaging jaws. The tool has a magazine connected to the guide body and containing a strip of rivets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Senco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric H. Halbert
  • Patent number: 4726504
    Abstract: A portable self-piercing riveting system includes a pneumatically driven driver which forces a self-piercing rivet through a workpiece. An anvil carried on a pivotal clamp is moved into operative alignment with the driver on the blind side of the workpiece to receive and set a rivet. The clamp is part of a linkage mechanism which moves the anvil into and out of operative position. When the anvil is in an operative position to receive and set a rivet, the linkage mechanism is in a locked position whereby the impactive force received by the anvil is not transmitted to an actuator for the linkage mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Senco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric H. Halbert
  • Patent number: 3964659
    Abstract: In a fluid operated tool of the type having firing control means comprising two separate and independent triggering means shiftable independently and in any order between normal and firing positions and requiring both triggering means to be concurrently in their firing positions to actuate the tool, safety means introducing into the firing sequence of the firing control means a time limit within which both triggering means must achieve their firing positions. If both triggering means do not achieve their firing positions within the time limit, the firing sequence must be reinitiated with a selected one or both of the triggering means initially in their normal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1976
    Assignee: Senco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. Eiben, Eric H. Halbert, William T. Jobe, Carl Siegmann