Revoluble Head Patents (Class 140/119)
  • Patent number: 10787828
    Abstract: The reinforcing bar binding machine which is capable of surely wrapping and binding a wire to a binding object. The reinforcing bar binding machine includes a magazine in which two wires are housed so as to be drawable, a curl guide unit which winds the arranged wires around the reinforcing bar, by the operation of feeding the parallel wires at the curl guide unit to wind around the reinforcing bar, a wire feeding unit which feeds the wires so that they are wound around the reinforcing bar, and a binding unit which twists an intersecting portion between one end side and the other end side of the wires wound around the reinforcing bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Itagaki, Takeshi Morijiri, Tatsunori Sera, Takuya Chigira, Kazuhisa Takeuchi, Sadayoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10531902
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for conducting percutaneous surgery using a cable passer device 200, a crimping device 100, a screwdriver device 120, a cable tensioning device 130, and a cutting device 300. The percutaneous cable passer device 200 is for inserting into an incision during percutaneous surgery having a cable 110 for making a loop around the bone. The crimping device 100 is for threading the tip of the cable 110 through an opening in crimping device 100. The cannulated screwdriver device 120 has a tip 126 for threading the tip of the cable 110 through the tip 126, and an exit port 124 for pulling the cable 110 while pushing said screwdriver device 120 towards the bone. The cable tensioning device 130 has an internal passage way 132 for threading the tip of the cable 110 through it. The screwdriver device 120 is rotatable while holding the cable tensioning device 130, thus deploying the crimping device 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Alan Nasar
  • Patent number: 10532838
    Abstract: A receptacle for a consumable material, such as a wire spool 2, to be loaded into a machine, such as a wire tying machine 18, comprises first and second indicating means 6, 12 for identifying the receptacle, wherein one of the indicating means 6 is separable from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventors: Graham Frank Barnes, Ian David Coles
  • Patent number: 10457428
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a feed means for feeding a wire from a wire reel rotatably mounted on a binding machine body, a braking means for braking a rotation of the wire reel, and a control means that starts a braking to the rotation of the wire reel by the braking means after the wire is fed to a predetermined amount by the feed means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Itagaki
  • Patent number: 10443252
    Abstract: A rebar tying machine comprising a tying machine main body (1) and a steel wire winding assembly (2) mounted in the main body, a steel wire cutting off mechanism (3) is further mounted in the main body and comprises a transmission device (31) and a wire discharging block (32), the steel wire winding assembly comprises a winding mechanism (21), a driving device (22) for driving the winding mechanism and a locking device for locking the winding mechanism, an advance/retreat locating slot (211) and a rotating cam slot which are communicated with each other are arranged on the winding mechanism, an anti-rotation fixing pin (231) in the locking device moves axially in the advance/retreat locating slot, and the anti-rotation fixed pin slides in the rotating cam slot along the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Taizhou Xingdalu Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fujun Lu
  • Patent number: 10273699
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit configured to feed a wire to be wound on an object to be bound and a binding unit configured to twist the wire wound on the object to be bound. The wire feeding unit includes a pair of feeding members configured to sandwich the wire between the pair of feeding members and to feed the wire by a rotating operation, a wire feeding drive unit connected to one feeding member and configured to rotatively drive the one feeding member, and a load reducing part configured to reduce or remove a load, which is to be applied to the wire via the one feeding member, of the wire feeding drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Itagaki
  • Patent number: 10190327
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine includes a wire reel which is supported on a binding machine main body, a feed motor which drives the wire reel, a twisting mechanism which twists and binds a wire, a twist motor which drives the twisting mechanism and a brake actuating unit which is actuated by the twist motor. The twist motor starts a normal rotation when the wire is fed by a predetermined amount. The twisting mechanism twists the wire to complete the binding after the twisting mechanism is advanced to a predetermined position by the normal rotation. The twist motor starts a reverse rotation after completing the binding, and the twisting mechanism is retracted to a stand-by position by the reverse rotation. Before completing the binding, the brake actuating unit brakes the wire reel to stop the wire reel and releases the braking with respect to the wire reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeki Shindou
  • Patent number: 10179665
    Abstract: A portable tool for tying an object, in particular a cable harness, using a strip, comprising a tool element with a cycle controller arranged in the tool element, a clamping device, and a drive for the clamping device. The drive is designed as a dual drive such that the cycle controller and the clamping device each have a dedicated drive, said drives being actuated independently by a controller. By providing a dedicated drive for the clamping device in this manner, interfering influences from the cycle controller are eliminated. Thus, a more precise clamping process can be carried out with high reproducibility, thereby improving the quality of the tying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HELLERMANNTYTON GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Thieme, Oliver Dohrmann
  • Patent number: 10047533
    Abstract: A wire reel is detachably provided in a housing chamber of a binding machine body which binds a reinforcing bar. The wire reel includes a cylindrical hub portion which winds a wire, and a pair of parallel flanges overhanging outward from both external peripheral ends of the hub portions. A side wall inside the hub portion is formed of light-transmitting portions which allow the light from a transmissive photosensor provided in the binding machine body to be transmitted therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Kouji Katou, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Yu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9622730
    Abstract: A surgical retrieval apparatus for receipt of multiple tissue specimens includes a collection bag, a support ring, and a flip ring. The collection bag includes first and second packets each having an outer portion and an inner portion. The first and second packets define first and second adjacent chambers, respectively, that are each configured for receipt of a tissue specimen therein. The first and second packets are coupled to both the support ring and the flip ring. The flip ring is pivotably coupled to the support ring and is rotatable relative to the support ring between a first position, wherein the first chamber is accessible for depositing a tissue specimen therein and a second position, wherein the second chamber is accessible for depositing a tissue specimen therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: David M. Farascioni
  • Patent number: 9504489
    Abstract: A cannulated medical instrument handle apparatus comprises a handle housing component with a hollow handle insert channel and a tubular insert that fits within the handle insert channel. The airspace chamber created between the inner walls of said channel and the outer walls of said insert provides the handle with increased susceptibility to sterilization of the cannula lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Bradshaw Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rajek
  • Patent number: 9498816
    Abstract: Pliers (20) include first and second pivotally interconnected plier arms (22, 32) each having a handle (24, 34) and a jaw (26, 36). The plier handles (24, 34) are operable to manipulate the plier jaws (26, 36). The pliers (20) also include a latch mechanism (300) for alternately latching the pliers (20) in a closed condition and releasing the pliers to an open condition in response to successive applications of squeeze to the plier arms (22, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Stride Tool, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Kenneth Legg
  • Patent number: 9192979
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a feed device for feeding a wire from a wire reel rotatably mounted on a binding machine body, a braking device for braking a rotation of the wire reel, and a control device that starts a braking to the rotation of the wire reel by the braking device after the wire is fed to a predetermined amount by the feed device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Itagaki
  • Patent number: 8851126
    Abstract: A wire loading magazine for a twist attachment device includes a magazine assembly adapted to carry a supply of attachment wire segments and a wire loading assembly carried by the magazine assembly and adapted to individually and sequentially load the attachment wire segments from the magazine assembly into the twist attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Larry W. Spikes, Damon Johnston
  • Patent number: 8844434
    Abstract: A machine for forming a two-stage wire tie around a pair of bars to bind the bars together. The machine comprises an arrangement for passing the wire in a loop around the bars and a twisting head for twisting the ends of the loop together. The twisting head comprises an arrangement for gripping the ends of the wire and a tie plate through which the ends of the wire pass, and the head is resiliently mounted relative to the bars so as to allow the tie plate to move through a predetermined amount of travel towards the bars, to thereby define the length of a first stage of the tie. The machine is adapted thereafter to release the ends of the wire and continue twisting these to form a second stage of the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tymatic Limited
    Inventors: Graham Frank Barnes, Ian David Coles
  • Publication number: 20140246115
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a feed means for feeding a wire from a wire reel rotatably mounted on a binding machine body, a braking means for braking a rotation of the wire reel, and a control means that starts a braking to the rotation of the wire reel by the braking means after the wire is fed to a predetermined amount by the feed means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu ITAGAKI
  • Patent number: 8607696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding apparatus for binding a wire around one or more objects. In particular the present invention relates to a binding apparatus wherein a wire is automatically guided around the object(s). Moreover, the present invention relates to a shaping tool for shaping a wire to have a predetermined curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: JBJ Mechatronic ApS
    Inventors: Kim Jensen, Johan C. Gregersen
  • Patent number: 8567310
    Abstract: An electric hand-held binding apparatus according to embodiments including a wire feeding device configured to convey the binding wire. The binding apparatus further includes a twisting device including a twisting shaft, a fork disposed on an end of the twisting shaft, a twisting shaft spur gear disposed on the shaft, and a twisting shaft bevel gear. The twisting device is configured to wrap an object with the binding wire. The binding apparatus further includes a cutoff device configured to cut the binding wires. In the binding apparatus, the twisting shaft spur gear includes a groove on a surface in contact with the twisting shaft bevel gear, and the twisting shaft bevel gear includes a pillar configured to slide in the groove so that a rotation of the driving wire-feeding wheel shaft is desynchronized relative to a rotation of the twisting shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Xiaojie Yi
  • Patent number: 8528472
    Abstract: A wire-binding device for binding together at least two objects comprises a handle part via which the wire-binding device can be held by an operator. Pushing forward the handle part causes a V-shaped wire clip to be guided along the inside of two closing jaws of a mouth until the wire clip encloses the two objects which are to be connected. Additionally provided on the mouth is positioned having two mutually opposite guide faces of which the spacing from one another is less than the spacing of the closing jaws from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wacker Neuson Produktion GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christian Sacher
  • Patent number: 8281712
    Abstract: A twist-tie catch twister apparatus is taught that consists of dual feed rollers that feed twist-tie material through a back opening in a catch twister into the groove of a peripheral ring, which continues around the ring penetrating the front side of the catch twister through a second opening. The twist-tie material is then retained by a twist-tie clamp and the rollers reverse rotation drawing the twist-tie material onto a workpiece. The catch twist motor rotates the catch twister one half turn twisting to hold tension on the workpiece. A twist-tie cutter, positioned between the feed rollers and split ring, severs the twist-tie material and the twist-tie tape clamp opens with the motor rotating the catch twister a predetermined number of turns and then reverses at least one half turn to release the twisted material and the split ring opens for removal of the twist-tie secured workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson International Corp.
    Inventor: Jack L. Hoffa
  • Patent number: 8251104
    Abstract: In a reinforcing bar binder in which a wire reel around which a reinforcing bar binding wire is wound is rotatably housed in a housing chamber in a binder main body, the wire is pulled out from the wire reel and wound around reinforcing bars, and the reinforcing bars are bound by twisting the wound portion, an opening is formed through one of both side walls of the housing chamber at a position corresponding to a shaft receiving portion formed on the wire reel. On the one side wall, a reel receiver which is supported so as to come into and come out from the opening is fitted to the shaft receiving portion of the wire reel when it is pushed into the inside of the side wall. A reel stopper moves along the wall surface of the one side wall and can engage with the reel receiver fitted to the shaft receiving portion. A leaf spring urges the reel stopper engaged with the reel receiver to the pushing-in side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Itagaki, Ichiro Kusakari, Takahiro Nagaoka
  • Publication number: 20120118176
    Abstract: A binding apparatus for binding a wire around one or more objects, the binding apparatus is adapted to bind the wire such that a predetermined tension in the wire is achieved. A method of binding a wire around one or more objects so as to achieve a desired tension of the wire in the binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Johan C. Gregersen
  • Patent number: 8051880
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with: a main sleeve having a tip end on which a hook is pivotally mounted; a tip end shaft fitted in an inside of the main sleeve; a spiral screw groove formed on the tip end shaft; a fitting opening that penetrates from an outside to the inside of the main sleeve; a key fitted in the fitting opening and brought in mash engagement with the screw groove; a short sleeve provided on an outer periphery of the main sleeve and covering the key; and an engaging means formed on the short sleeve and controlling a rotation of the main sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8047239
    Abstract: Machine for binding elongate objects together by at least one wire, in particular for lashing reinforcing bars, electric cables or the like. The machine includes two claws which can be guided down over the objects to be bound together. Feed rollers are arranged for feeding the wire along a guide surface of one claw and across to a guide surface of the other claw, so that it is shaped into a wire loop surrounding the objects on three sides, the legs of which loop can be twisted together on the fourth side of the objects. The twisting-together device includes an arrangement, which is rotatable relative to the claws, and which guide the wire when it is fed to and from the claws. The twisting-together arrangement allows the wire length necessary for twisting-together of the legs of the wire loop to be drawn out while a resistance is overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tymatic Limited
    Inventor: Peter Hoyaukin
  • Patent number: 8033303
    Abstract: Two guide pins 11 and 12 formed upright in a guide plate 7 are received in guide pin fitting holes 13 and 14 formed in a guide member 8. Fixed screws 23a and 23b are screw-connected to the guide pins 11 and 12. One guide pin 12 is fitted to the corresponding guide pin fitting hole 14 with a play. Screw holes 20 and 21 are formed through the inner surface of the guide pin fitting hole 14 and the outer surface of the guide member 8. An angle of the guide member 8 with respect to the guide plate 7 is adjusted by allowing front ends of embedded screws 22a and 22b respectively screw-inserted in the screw holes 20 and 21 to respectively engage with a peripheral surface of the guide pin 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Kusakari, Takahiro Nagaoka, Osamu Itagaki, Akira Kasahara
  • Patent number: 8025251
    Abstract: A wire reel containing portion 3 of a reinforcing bar binding machine 1 is provided with a rotation detecting lever 8 and a photosensor 7. When a wire reel is rotated in starting to bind a wire, rotation thereof is detected by the rotation detecting lever switched ON/OFF by a projected portion formed at a side face of the wire reel, the photosensor detects a reflection mark of the wire reel to determine a kind of the wire from a number of the marks, and a twist torque or the like is controlled. Wire information is detected not in an initializing operation (in setting wire) of rotating the wire reel at low speed but in a binding operation of rotating at high speed and therefore, an amount of swinging the rotation detecting lever is large and wire information can firmly be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Ichiro Kusakari
  • Patent number: 7987876
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binder capable of certainly identifying the type of a wire reel and automatically adjusting the amount of feeding of the wire wound around the wire reel or the twisting torque on the wire is provided. The reinforcing bar binder feeds a wire while rotating a wire reel mounted in a storing chamber and binds a reinforcing bar. The storing chamber is provided with a first detecting means for detecting the amount of rotation of the wire reel and a second detecting means for detecting the number of second to-be detecting portions on the wire reel during the amount of rotation detected by the first detecting means. The binder main body is provided with controlling means for controlling the amount of feeding of the wire or the twisting torque on the wire based on the number of the second to-be-detected portions detected by the second detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Ichiro Kusakari
  • Patent number: 7950421
    Abstract: A reinforcement binding machine capable of detecting, by the rotation of a reel, that wire on the reel is consumed and the reel, the reinforcement binding machine wherein an interrupter is installed in the cassette case of a binding machine body, a cover is rotatably held on a reel mounting shaft, an opening part is formed in the cover, a projection is formed on the reel and fitted into the opening part, and a color with a lightness different from that of the cover is applied to the projection to detect the rotation of the reel by the interrupter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Noboru Ishikawa, Ichiro Kusakari, Takahiro Nagaoka, Shuichi Ishii, Atsushi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7946314
    Abstract: Power driven pliers are capable of twisting the ends of a plurality of electrical wires together to make an electrical and mechanical connection therebetween. The pliers include first and second jaws and first and second handles. The jaws and handles are pivotally connected to each other at a pivot point such that movement of said handles toward each other moves said jaws toward each other. A rotatable chuck is carried by one of the jaws and has a central opening adapted to have a plurality of wire ends insertable therein. A portion of the chuck is moveable between an inoperable position wherein the wire ends can be inserted into the opening and an operative position wherein the chuck tightly grasps the wire ends. An electrical motor carried by the pliers and connected to the chuck is capable of rotating the chuck. An electrical switch is carried by the pliers and is located so as to be pressed by a user's thumb while holding the pliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: John Perone
  • Patent number: 7819143
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binder capable of certainly identifying the type of a wire reel and automatically adjusting the amount of feeding of the wire wound around the wire reel or the twisting torque on the wire is provided. The reinforcing bar binder feeds a wire while rotating a wire reel mounted in a storing chamber and binds a reinforcing bar. The storing chamber is provided with a first detecting means for detecting the amount of rotation of the wire reel and a second detecting means for detecting the number of second to-be detecting portions on the wire reel during the amount of rotation detected by the first detecting means. The binder main body is provided with controlling means for controlling the amount of feeding of the wire or the twisting torque on the wire based on the basis of the number of the second to-be-detected portions detected by the second detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Ichiro Kusakari
  • Publication number: 20100147411
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a cutting die having a wire through hole which penetrates through the die along a direction in which a wire is fed out, a blade portion adapted to move along an open plane of an opening at one end of the wire through hole to cut a terminating end portion of the wire which has passed through the wire through hole and an engagement portion adapted to be brought into engagement with a portion of the wire which lies in the vicinity of the terminating end portion thereof when the blade portion is rotated so as to bend to hold the portion lying in the vicinity of the terminating end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro KUSAKARI, Akira Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20100126620
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a cabling media using a wire pair including first and second conductor members, each of the first and second conductor members including a respective conductor and a respective insulation cover surrounding the conductor thereof, includes a wire pair twisting device and a wire pair twist modulator. The wire pair twisting device is adapted to twist the first and second conductor members about one another to form a twisted wire pair. The wire pair twist modulator is upstream of the wire pair twisting device. The wire pair twist modulator includes an engagement member to hold the first and second conductor members at a hold location to restrict rotation of the first and second conductor members about one another. The apparatus defines a twist zone extending from the hold location to a twist initiation location of the wire pair twisting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Johnson, Andy T. Setzer, Wayne C. Hopkinson, David Williams, Trent M. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20090283168
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with: a guide tube for guiding a wire from a wire reel mounted on a binding machine body; a curl guide; a wire cutting mechanism disposed between the guide tube and the curl guide; a first guide pin that is disposed at an end portion of the guide tube or in a vicinity of the end portion of the guide tube, and guides an outer side surface which is an outer side of a wire curve; a second guide pin that is disposed at the end portion of the guide tube or in a vicinity of the end portion of the guide tube, and guides an inner side surface which is an inner side of the wire curve; and a third guide pin that is disposed inside of the curl guide and guides the outer side surface. The wire is brought into contact with the first guide pin, the second guide pin, and the third guide pin, when the wire is fed around a reinforcing bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ichiro Kusakari
  • Publication number: 20090283169
    Abstract: In a reinforcing bar binder in which a wire reel around which a reinforcing bar binding wire is wound is rotatably housed in a housing chamber in a binder main body, the wire is pulled out from the wire reel and wound around reinforcing bars, and the reinforcing bars are bound by twisting the wound portion, an opening is formed through one of both side walls of the housing chamber at a position corresponding to a shaft receiving portion formed on the wire reel. On the one side wall, a reel receiver which is supported so as to come into and come out from the opening is fitted to the shaft receiving portion of the wire reel when it is pushed into the inside of the side wall. A reel stopper moves along the wall surface of the one side wall and can engage with the reel receiver fitted to the shaft receiving portion. A leaf spring urges the reel stopper engaged with the reel receiver to the pushing-in side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu ITAGAKI, Ichiro KUSAKARI, Takahiro NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20090283167
    Abstract: A wire reel is detachably provided in a housing chamber of a binding machine body which binds a reinforcing bar. The wire reel includes a cylindrical hub portion which winds a wire, and a pair of parallel flanges overhanging outward from both external peripheral ends of the hub portions. A side wall inside the hub portion is formed of light-transmitting portions which allow the light from a transmissive photosensor provided in the binding machine body to be transmitted therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Kouji Katou, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Yu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20090283172
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a feed means for feeding a wire from a wire reel rotatably mounted on a binding machine body, a braking means for braking a rotation of the wire reel, and a control means that starts a braking to the rotation of the wire reel by the braking means after the wire is fed to a predetermined amount by the feed means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Itagaki
  • Publication number: 20090283170
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a pair of feed gears for feeding a wire from a wire reel mounted on a binding machine body; an electric motor for driving the feed gears; a partition plate provided between the feed gears and the electric motor to partition the feed gears and the electric motor; and first and second discharge portions for discharging wire shavings. The partition plate is surrounded by a wall except for portions of the partition plate being adjacent to the first and second discharge portions. The first and second discharge portions are disposed so that the partition plate positions between the first and second discharge portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20090283171
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with: a main sleeve having a tip end on which a hook is pivotally mounted; a tip end shaft fitted in an inside of the main sleeve; a spiral screw groove formed on the tip end shaft; a fitting opening that penetrates from an outside to the inside of the main sleeve; a key fitted in the fitting opening and brought in mash engagement with the screw groove; a short sleeve provided on an outer periphery of the main sleeve and covering the key; and an engaging means formed on the short sleeve and controlling a rotation of the main sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro NAGAOKA, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20090133775
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wire-tying tool having clutch mechanism which includes a housing unit, an active member, a passive member, a resilient member and a clamping gadget. The housing unit includes an outer tube and an inner tube. The outer tube and the inner tube can be mutually screw-thread-coupled, and make a relative stretch to each other. The active member and the passive member are positioned inside the housing unit on a movable and rotating status. One end of said active member has a first joint unit. Another end has a first disengagement face. One end of passive member has a second joint unit extending to the outside. Another end has a second disengagement face. When the first disengagement face closely contacts the second disengagement face, the active member and the passive member can make synchronic rotation. When the first disengagement face is apart from the second disengagement face, the active member and the passive member cannot make synchronic rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Ji-Jong Chang
  • Publication number: 20090126824
    Abstract: A reinforcement binding machine capable of detecting, by the rotation of a reel, that wire on the reel is consumed and the reel, the reinforcement binding machine wherein an interrupter is installed in the cassette case of a binding machine body, a cover is rotatably held on a reel mounting shaft, an opening part is formed in the cover, a projection is formed on the reel and fitted into the opening part, and a color with a lightness different from that of the cover is applied to the projection to detect the rotation of the reel by the interrupter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: MAX KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAGAWA, Noboru Ishikawa, Ichiro Kusakari, Takahiro Nagaoka, Shuichi Ishii, Atsushi Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20090090428
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a device for detecting a power supply voltage during a binding wire twisting step subjected to the heaviest load and comparing the power supply voltage with a predetermined CPU operation voltage, and a control device for driving a motor in a reverse direction when the voltage has dropped below the predetermined CPU operation voltage. The power supply voltage during operation is monitored, and twisting operation is suspended before the voltage drops below the CPU operation voltage, whereby the binding wire twisting mechanism is returned to the initial position. Therefore, it is possible to prevent the binding wire twisting mechanism from being stopped while grasping the binding wire, when the CPU stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kasahara, Atsushi Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20090065091
    Abstract: A wire harness bundle twister and comber employs a comber plate having a plurality of apertures receiving a plurality of wire bundles in sliding engagement with handles extending from the comber plate for rotation of the plate to twist the wire bundles into a consolidated wire harness. To allow removal of the wire bundles from the bundle twister and comber without withdrawing the wire bundles to an end the comber plate incorporates an upper outer plate element and a lower outer plate element concentric with and separable from a first inner or center element to separate the apertures into segments for removal of the wire bundles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Christopher F. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20090000688
    Abstract: A method for forming a cabling media includes providing a wire pair including first and second conductor members. Each of the first and second conductor members includes a respective conductor and a respective insulation cover surrounding the conductor thereof. The first and second conductor members are twisted about one another to form a twisted wire pair having a twist length that purposefully varies along a length of the twisted wire pair. The method may include: imparting a purposefully varied pretwist to the wire pair using a wire pair twist modulator; and imparting additional twist to the wire pair using a wire pair twisting device downstream of the wire pair twist modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne Hopkinson, Trent Hayes, Borivoje Antonijevic, Craig Masters, Ross Beames, Eamonn Wyer, Robert Black
  • Patent number: 7469724
    Abstract: A reinforcement binding machine capable of detecting, by the rotation of a reel, that wire on the reel is consumed and the reel, the reinforcement binding machine wherein an interrupter is installed in the cassette case of a binding machine body, a cover is rotatably held on a reel mounting shaft, an opening part is formed in the cover, a projection is formed on the reel and fitted into the opening part, and a color with a lightness different from that of the cover is applied to the projection to detect the rotation of the reel by the interrupter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Noboru Ishikawa, Ichiro Kusakari, Takahiro Nagaoka, Shuichi Ishii, Atsushi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7299829
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically binding reinforcing rods including a case having a predetermined shape at which reinforcing rods are forwardly attached, a binding-wire supplying device formed at a rear part of the case, a binding-wire feeding device for advancing the binding-wire, a rotary binding-wire guiding device, a binding-wire cutting device, and a binding-wire twisting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: HANA Corporation
    Inventor: Yong-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 7275567
    Abstract: A front end of a loop of a wire fed out to a nose (6) by a binding wire feeding mechanism (1) is pinched by a clamp plate (28) of a binding wire clamping apparatus (25) and the wire is pulled back by driving to rotate reversely a feeding motor (13) of the binding wire feeding mechanism (1). When the wire is brought into close contact with a reinforcing bar (S) and a load of the feeding motor is increased to thereby increase a drive current by a constant amount, a control apparatus stops the feeding motor. Thereafter, the binding wire clamping apparatus (25) is rotated to twist the binding wire to bind the reinforcing bar. Since the wire is pulled back and a length of the wire is automatically adjusted in accordance with a diameter of the reinforcing bar, a state of finishing to bind the reinforcing bar is made to be uniform and also an amount of consuming the wire is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Syuichi Ishii, Shinichi Ohkubo, Osamu Itagaki
  • Patent number: 7255135
    Abstract: A front end of a ball screw shaft driven by a motor is connected with a binding line clamp apparatus (513) including three clamp plates (514, 515, 516). The left and right clamp plates (515, 516) are constituted to be brought into elastic contact with the center clamp plate (515) and close the left and right clamp plates by operation of cams (527, 528) when a sleeve is moved rearward. In a state of opening the clamp plates, a binding line is fed out to an upper side by passing through an interval between the right clamp plate (515) and the center clamp plate (514), formed in a loop shape and moved into an interval between the left clamp plate (516) and the center clamp plate (517). When the sleeve is moved rearward by driving to rotate a ball screw shaft, the left and right clamp plates are closed to grasp a front end and a rear end of the binding line loop and thereafter, the binding line clamp apparatus is rotated to twist the binding line to bind a reinforcing bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Ishikawa, Ichiro Kusakari, Takahiro Nagaoka, Osamu Itagaki, Yasushi Yokochi
  • Patent number: 7204276
    Abstract: A reinforcement binding machine and a reel used for the machine capable of solving such a problem that wire comes out of the flange of the reel whereby wire feeding is disabled, wherein a recessed part (42A) is steppingly provided at the opening edge part of a cassette case (40), the flange of the cassette case (40) on the opening part side is formed in a large flange (55) having a diameter fitted to the recessed part (42A) of the reel (40), an engaging claw (47) for preventing the reel from coming out of a reel mounting shaft (43) is formed on the inner peripheral surface of a hub hole (51) for inserting the reel mounting shaft (43) of the reel (40) therein, and the engaging claw (47) and the reel mounting shaft (43) are engaged with each other so that the reel (41) can be rotated intermittently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Noboru Ishikawa, Ichiro Kusakari
  • Patent number: 7198069
    Abstract: A device and method for rotary manipulation of a plurality of wires for untwisting wires in armor shielded electrical cable installations. The device and method for rotary manipulation of a plurality of wires includes a shank portion, a pair of opposing jaw members, and a biasing member. The shank portion is designed for being received in a chuck of the conventional reversible drill. The pair of opposing jaw members are operationally coupled to the shank portion. Preferably, each one of the pair of opposing jaw members includes an arm portion and a face portion designed for engaging a plurality of wires. The biasing member urges a first one of the pair of opposing jaw member to abut a second one of the pair of opposing jaw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Karl Griffith
  • Patent number: 7143792
    Abstract: A final gear (23) and a ball screw shaft (24) of a rotation drive system of a binding line twist mechanism are connected by a spline and a shaft portion of a center clamp plate (26) of a binding line clamp apparatus (25) is connected to a front end of the ball screw shaft (24). A shift mechanism for moving the ball screw shaft (24) and the binding line clamp apparatus (25) in a front and rear direction by a slide motor (22) is provided. A wire (W) is wound around a reinforcing bar (S) by a binding line feed mechanism, the wire is grasped by a front end portion of the binding line clamp apparatus (25) and thereafter, a shift mechanism applies a tension to a loop of the wire by moving rearward the binding line clamp apparatus (25). The binding line clamp apparatus (25) is rotated by a twist motor (21) and the shift mechanism twists up the wire by moving forward the binding line clamp apparatus (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Ishikawa, Ichiro Kusakari, Takahiro Nagaoka, Osamu Itagaki, Yasushi Yokochi