Foot Patents (Class 144/250.18)
  • Patent number: 10625438
    Abstract: A work-piece securing apparatus for metal or wood working equipment, for example a miter saw, involves a support element mounted on the equipment and an elongated work-piece securing element movably supported by the support element. The support element is configured to receive and support the securing element such that the securing element retains mobility while supported on the support element to permit manual manipulation of the securing element to position the work-piece on the equipment and/or to position a work-piece engaging portion of the securing element at a desired contact point on a work-piece when the work-piece is positioned to be worked by a tool of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Melnik, Travis Adams, Scott Ladell
  • Patent number: 9744603
    Abstract: For use upon machinery in a wood shop or any industrial facility where it is desired to operate upon an object's unmarked centerline, such as with a powered saw table, drill press or any other apparatus required for the task: The sine and cosine of a triangle—are used to assure that as a certain component is moved a given distance, a guide fence is moved transversely just a fraction of that distance—preferably one-half—away from or toward the task performing instrument—a saw blade, drill bit or other operable tool. Thus, if the distance moved by the component equals the width of the piece to be worked upon, where the trigonometric sine is such that the guide fence is moved half that distance, given certain further adjustment, the task performing instrument is caused to operate precisely upon the piece's centerline, represented by one-half its width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: JPW Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy James Kulas
  • Patent number: 8011397
    Abstract: A case clamp (20) for clamping carcass parts to furniture carcasses, such as tail cupboards, top or bottom cupboards, having a base frame (1), a lower compression beam (1?) provided on the base frame (1), at least two supports (2, 3) disposed on the base frame (1), of which at least one is traversable horizontally on the base frame (1), at least two pairs of horizontal compression beams (6, 7) disposed on the supports (2, 3) so as to be horizontally traversable, and an upper compression beam (4) disposed on the supports (2, 3) so as to be vertically traversable, wherein in each case the supports (2, 3) are supported exclusively on the base frame (1) in the vertical direction at least and are free at the opposing end (2?, 3?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Ligmatech Automationssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Bodo Tönnigs, Sven Tönnigs
  • Patent number: 6695021
    Abstract: A molding machine for machining workpieces of wood or plastic material has a transport path for transporting workpieces in a transport direction and adjustable spindles arranged sequentially in the transport direction on the transport path. Tools are fixedly connected on the spindles. Adjusting elements are drivingly connected to the spindles. First indicator devices are coupled to the adjusting elements and indicate a position of the spindles relative to a reference point of the machine, respectively. At least one data storage device is connected to the indicator devices and configured to save position data of the spindles and to allow retrieval of the position data of the spindles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Michael Weinig Aktiegesellschaft
    Inventor: Heinrich Englert
  • Patent number: 6666246
    Abstract: An automated planer machine for planing a piece of lumber. The planer machine has a feed table for slidably receiving the bottom surface of the piece of lumber along a traveling course. One or more planing heads extend on sides of the traveling course to plane the surfaces of the piece of lumber. A linebar laterally guides the piece of lumber. Feed rolls along the traveling course move the piece of lumber. Positioning devices responsive to respective control signals are provided for adjusting a height of the feed table and planing levels of the planing heads as much when the planer machine is idle as during operation. Position encoders coupled to the feed table and the planing heads produce positional signals usable to accurately position them using the positioning devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Les Produits Gilbert, Inc.
    Inventor: Sylvain Gilbert
  • Patent number: 6561239
    Abstract: A machine for machining workpieces of wood and plastic has a transport path for transporting workpieces through the machine. One or more driven spindles having a tool for machining the workpieces transported through the machine are provided. An adjustable element that is adjustable relative to the tool is provided. At least one data storage is provided for storing data at least of the tool wherein the data are used to determine a position of the adjustable element relative to the tool and are retrievable. In the method for adjusting the machine, characteristic data of the tool are measured and stored in the data storage. The characteristic data are supplied to a control unit. In the control unit positioning data for the adjustable element are calculated based on the characteristic data and then made available for processing the workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Michael Weinig Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Heinrich Englert
  • Patent number: 6557600
    Abstract: A hold down apparatus for a commercial molder is provided. The hold down apparatus generally includes a number of hold down plates adapted to hold down a work piece as it is conveyed through the commercial molder. A method of holding down a work piece in a commercial molder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Infinite Reverse Profiling
    Inventor: David C. VeNard