Patents by Inventor Gil Hecht

Gil Hecht 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: 11007585
    Abstract: A single-sided three-way indexable milling insert for 90° shoulder milling operations, includes a positive basic shape, a rake surface, a peripheral surface including side abutment surfaces, a base bearing surface and a screw hole connecting the rake and base bearing surfaces. The insert has three main cutting edges which lie along an imaginary equilateral triangle. A material volume VF of the cutting insert and a void volume VS of the insert's screw hole fulfill the condition VS/VF?0.30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, Assaf Ballas
  • Patent number: 10987743
    Abstract: A slotting tool body includes a disc-like cutter portion and a shank portion projecting rearwardly therefrom. The cutter portion includes a resilient clamping portion having a peripherally disposed insert receiving slot. The shank portion includes a peripherally disposed forward shank recess that is axially adjacent the cutter portion. A radially inward portion of the insert receiving slot merges in the rearward direction with the forward shank recess. A cutting insert is releasably and resiliently clamped in the insert receiving slot to form a rotary slot cutting tool. The cutting insert includes two cutting portions that each include a long and short insert lateral extension, the long insert lateral extension being longer than the short insert lateral extension. The longest insert lateral extensions are orated on opposite sides of the cutting insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, David Ben Harouche
  • Patent number: 10953474
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a cutting insert resiliently clamped in an insert holder. The insert holder has a holder longitudinal axis defining opposite forward to rearward directions, and a transversely oriented insert receiving pocket having a pocket longitudinal axis and a pocket front opening. The insert holder includes a forwardly located insert mounting portion that includes upper and lower jaws which together define the insert receiving pocket. The insert receiving pocket at the lower jaw includes a pocket lower clamping surface. The insert receiving pocket at the upper jaw includes a pocket upper clamping surface which faces mutually towards the pocket lower clamping surface. The insert receiving pocket at one of the upper and lower jaws includes a pocket stopper surface facing generally towards the pocket front opening. The upper jaw includes an outer flexibility groove recessed in the holder peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, David Ben Harouche
  • Patent number: 10906106
    Abstract: A turning tool adaptor includes opposite first and second side surfaces and a peripheral surface which extends therebetween. The turning tool adaptor further includes a cutting portion with an insert retaining portion and a clamping portion which extends from the cutting portion. The clamping portion includes a protrusion which extends transversely from the first side surface. The protrusion includes a main abutment surface and spaced apart first and second adaptor clamping bores which open out to the second side surface and also to the main abutment surface. The turning tool adaptor has first, second and third abutment surfaces which are located between the top and bottom surfaces in a side view perpendicular to one of the side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, Asaf Malka
  • Publication number: 20200368823
    Abstract: A cutting insert includes an insert peripheral surface that includes at least one planar major insert side abutment surface and an insert lower surface that includes an anti-slip recess recessed therein. The anti-slip recess includes at least one elongated and straight anti-slip groove. Each major insert side abutment surface is oriented parallel to a groove longitudinal axis of a respective anti-slip groove. An insert holder includes a holder pocket. The holder pocket includes a pocket peripheral surface which includes planar major pocket side abutment surface and a pocket base surface having an elongated and straight anti-slip rib. When the cutting insert is releasably attached to the insert holder, to constitute a fastened position of a cutting tool, the anti-slip rib is located in the anti-slip groove that is oriented parallel to the major insert side abutment surface that abuts the major pocket side abutment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: GIL HECHT
  • Publication number: 20200361001
    Abstract: An indexable cutting insert has a central mounting portion and two cutting portions. The central mounting portion has opposing upper and lower surfaces. The lower surface has two abutment elements associated therewith, each abutment element having two diverging abutment surfaces forming two abutment angles. The two cutting portions extend away from the central mounting portion, have distal cutting edges, and are entirely located in diagonally opposite imaginary quadrants of four quadrants defined by two mutually perpendicular quadrant planes. Two abutment bisector planes bisecting the two abutment angles and one of the quadrant planes are parallel or coincident. In a top view, the two cutting portions extend away from the central mounting portion in opposite directions. Two cutting bisector lines parallel to the two directions and bisecting the two cutting edges are mutually offset. A cutting tool has an insert holder and the cutting insert removably retained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: GIL HECHT
  • Publication number: 20200298319
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a cutting insert resiliently clamped in an insert holder. The insert holder has a holder longitudinal axis defining opposite forward to rearward directions, and a transversely oriented insert receiving pocket having a pocket longitudinal axis and a pocket front opening. The insert holder includes a forwardly located insert mounting portion that includes upper and lower jaws which together define the insert receiving pocket. The insert receiving pocket at the lower jaw includes a pocket lower clamping surface. The insert receiving pocket at the upper jaw includes a pocket upper clamping surface which faces mutually towards the pocket lower clamping surface. The insert receiving pocket at one of the upper and lower jaws includes a pocket stopper surface facing generally towards the pocket front opening. The upper jaw includes an outer flexibility groove recessed in the holder peripheral surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: GIL HECHT, DAVID BEN HAROUCHE
  • Publication number: 20200215626
    Abstract: A rotary milling tool has a tool holder and a milling head releasably attached thereto. The milling head has a plurality of angularly spaced apart peripherally disposed cutting edges which form an effective cutting edge. The milling head has a head through recess opening out to the head forward and rearward surfaces. The recess includes a centering region and a driven region, the driven region being axially forward of, and non-identical to, the centering region. The driven region has at least one driven surface facing opposite a rotational direction. The centering region has at least one radially inwardly facing radial centering surface located axially rearward of, and radially outward from, the at least one driven surface. The two opposing extremities of the effective cutting edge define two parallel planes respectively between which both the at least one driven surface and the at least one radial centering surface are disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: GIL HECHT
  • Patent number: 10646927
    Abstract: A round double-sided cutting insert includes an insert peripheral surface that includes a plurality of angularly spaced apart indexing latches protruding therefrom and a plurality of cylindrical insert side abutment surfaces that circumferentially alternate with the plurality of indexing latches. An insert holder has a pocket peripheral surface which includes at least one indexing gap and a plurality of pocket side abutment surfaces that circumferentially alternate with the at least one indexing gap. When the cutting insert is releasably attached to the insert holder, to constitute a fastened position of a cutting tool, each of the plurality of pocket side abutment surfaces abuts a respective insert side abutment surface and each indexing gap has a respective indexing latch located therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Patent number: 10569346
    Abstract: A rotary cutting tool includes a cutting head and a tool shank, each having an axial abutment surface and a plurality of drive surfaces. One of the two includes a locating pin, while the other includes a pin receptacle and at least one clamping through bore that opens out to the pin receptacle. The locating pin is received into the pin receptacle. The cutting head and tool shank are releasably clamped together by at least one clamping member that passes through the at least one clamping through bore and acts on the locating pin so that the drive surfaces and the axial abutment surfaces on each part abut each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, David Ben Harouche
  • 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: 10471517
    Abstract: A cutting tool body is configured for securing a cutting insert with a female thread. The cutting tool body includes a machining end and a tool peripheral surface which extends therefrom. The cutting tool body further includes a through, non-threaded tool coupling bore which opens out to the tool peripheral surface and a coupling screw which has a coupling screw thread. The coupling screw is being located in the tool coupling bore and configured to secure the cutting insert. The cutting tool body further includes a holding member which engages the coupling screw thread at least when the holding member is not in contact with the cutting insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ISCAR LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, Rajat Sharma
  • Publication number: 20190275594
    Abstract: A cutting head rotatable about a first axis, has a cap portion and a rigid mounting protuberance joined thereto. The cap portion has a plurality of cutting portions circumferentially alternating with a plurality of head chip flutes, and a head base surface facing in an axial rearward direction. The mounting protuberance exhibits rotational symmetry about the first axis, extends axially rearwardly from the head base surface, and has a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart convex clamping surfaces. The plurality of cutting portions define a cutting diameter, the plurality of head chip flutes are inscribed by an imaginary first circle having a first diameter, and the plurality of clamping surfaces are circumscribed by an imaginary second circle having a second diameter. The first diameter is greater than the second diameter, and the second diameter is less than forty percent of the cutting diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Patent number: 10406605
    Abstract: A cutting tool has a holder and an indexable cutting insert secured therein. The holder has a head and a shank extending therefrom along a holder axis, the head having spaced apart lower and upper clamping portions located on opposite sides of a first plane containing the holder axis. The lower clamping portion has spaced apart first and second lower clamping surfaces located on opposite sides of a second plane perpendicular to the first plane, and the upper clamping portion has an upper clamping surface intersected by the second plane. The cutting insert has a peripheral surface with a plurality of circumferentially spaced cutting portions, and the second plane intersects the plurality of cutting portions. The upper clamping surface makes contact with a first abutment portion of the peripheral surface, and a second abutment portion of the peripheral surface makes contact with the first and second lower clamping surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hecht, Shay Avrahami
  • Patent number: 10391566
    Abstract: A positioning tool is configured for retaining an undersized, bore-less indexable cutting insert. The cutting insert may have a triangular or trigonal shape. The positioning tool has an outwardly facing insert retaining surface which has an elongated shape which corresponds to a shape of a side of the undersized cutting insert. The positioning tool is configured to retain the cutting insert using magnetic force, electrostatic force and/or adhesive force. A milling kit may include such a positioning tool, along with one or more such undersized cutting inserts. The milling kit may optionally also include a milling tool having one or more insert pockets configured to accommodate such cutting inserts, and may further optionally include one or more clamping screws configured to clampingly and externally secure such inserts in the pocket without passing through the inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Publication number: 20190255622
    Abstract: A round double-sided cutting insert includes an insert peripheral surface that includes a plurality of angularly spaced apart indexing latches protruding therefrom and a plurality of cylindrical insert side abutment surfaces that circumferentially alternate with the plurality of indexing latches. An insert holder has a pocket peripheral surface which includes at least one indexing gap and a plurality of pocket side abutment surfaces that circumferentially alternate with the at least one indexing gap. When the cutting insert is releasably attached to the insert holder, to constitute a fastened position of a cutting tool, each of the plurality of pocket side abutment surfaces abuts a respective insert side abutment surface and each indexing gap has a respective indexing latch located therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: GIL HECHT
  • Publication number: 20190240741
    Abstract: A tool holder including a tool shank and a tool head connected to the tool shank. The tool head comprising an insert seat or a blade pocket. Adjacent to at least a portion of a shank side surface there is a reinforcement portion connecting the shank side surface and the tool head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: GIL HECHT, David BEN HAROUCHE, Yakov KVARTOVSKY, Dmitry GAL
  • Publication number: 20190160555
    Abstract: A slotting tool body includes a disc-like cutter portion and a shank portion projecting rearwardly therefrom. The cutter portion includes a resilient clamping portion having a peripherally disposed insert receiving slot. The shank portion includes a peripherally disposed forward shank recess that is axially adjacent the cutter portion. A radially inward portion of the insert receiving slot merges in the rearward direction with the forward shank recess. A cutting insert is releasably and resiliently clamped in the insert receiving slot to form a rotary slot cutting tool. The cutting insert includes two cutting portions that each include a long and short insert lateral extension, the long insert lateral extension being longer than the short insert lateral extension. The longest insert lateral extensions are orated on opposite sides of the cutting insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: GIL HECHT, David BEN HAROUCHE
  • Publication number: 20190160557
    Abstract: A single-sided three-way indexable milling insert for 90° shoulder milling operations, includes a positive basic shape, a rake surface, a peripheral surface including side abutment surfaces, a base bearing surface and a screw hole connecting the rake and base bearing surfaces. The insert has three main cutting edges which lie along an imaginary equilateral triangle. A material volume VF of the cutting insert and a void volume VS of the insert's screw hole fulfill the condition VS/VF?0.30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: GIL HECHT, Assaf BALLAS
  • Publication number: 20190160558
    Abstract: A single-sided three-way indexable milling insert for feed milling operations, includes a positive basic shape, a rake surface, a peripheral surface including side abutment surfaces, a base bearing surface and a screw hole connecting the rake and base bearing surfaces. The insert has a cutting edge including exactly three main cutting sub-edges and three secondary cutting sub-edges. A material volume VF of the cutting insert and a void volume VS of the insert fulfill the condition VS/VF?0.30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: GIL HECHT, Adi SHAPIR