Patents by Inventor Troy A. McCabe

Troy A. McCabe 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).

  • Publication number: 20030115924
    Abstract: A wire drawing machine is provided with a pressure roller in the form of a roller sized to extend substantially across the width of the capstan and engage multiple turns of wire thereon in a lower quadrant on the exit side of the capstan. The pressure roller is mounted for pivoting about a horizontal axis parallel to the axis of the capstan, and for automatic angular positioning and alignment as contact is made with the wraps of wire on the capstan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Troy A. McCabe, Craig S. Legault
  • Publication number: 20020017122
    Abstract: A wire drawing machine is provided with a pressure roller in the form of a roller sized to extend substantially across the width of the capstan and engage multiple turns of wire thereon in a lower quadrant on the exit side of the capstan. The pressure roller is mounted for pivoting about a horizontal axis parallel to the axis of the capstan, and for automatic angular positioning and alignment as contact is made with the wraps of wire on the capstan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Troy A. McCabe, Craig S. Legault
  • Publication number: 20020007657
    Abstract: A multi-draw wire drawing machine includes upper and lower wire drawing stations that are adapted to selectively operate together for multi-drawing operations, and independently of one another for single-draw operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventor: Troy A. McCabe
  • Patent number: 6125675
    Abstract: A wire drawing machine includes a draw die for reducing unfinished wire to a predetermined size, a power-driven capstan rotatable about a horizontal axis for drawing wire through the die, and an integral floor-mounted coil-supporting table which carries a coil of unfinished wire for processing through the die. The machine components are located in and connected to a generally L-shaped housing proximate to and wrapping partially around the coil-supporting table. The wire is guided along a path above the coil and housing as the wire travels from the coil to the die such that the floor space needed to process the unfinished wire is confined to the combined space of the turntable and housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Fastener Engineers Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Benedict, Troy McCabe
  • Patent number: 5613286
    Abstract: A wire cleaning apparatus in which three motor driven rotary wire brushes are mounted on a frame for rotation about axes generally radially of a wire pass line with the axes of the brushes being angularly and axially spaced apart relative to the pass line, and with the rotary brushes each having a bristle end face transverse to the axis of rotation and disposed adjacent the pass line so that the bristles of each brush move crosswise of the wire and in relatively opposite directions during each revolution of the brush. A wire guide shoe is associated with each of the wire brushes for guidably engaging and supporting the wire at a side of the pass line opposite the end face of the associated wire brush to control the position of the wire and the depth of penetrating the wire as it passes the end face of the associated brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Fastener Engineers Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy A. McCabe