Workbench Patents (Class 144/286.1)
  • Patent number: 10717205
    Abstract: A table saw includes a slide mechanism on a table assembly and including a knob, front and rear roller pinions, two slides slidably secured to front and rear ends of the table respectively, each slide having a bottom rack engaging the roller pinion, a groove on an outer surface, and projections projecting out of the groove, front and rear mounting members secured to the table, and an axle; and a rip fence assembly on either side of the table assembly and including front and rear arms each having a cavity for releasably securing to one projection, a rip fence between the arms, front and rear risers respectively for fastening either end of the rip fence and either one of the front and rear arms, and two levers on the arms respectively, each lever including an upper pivot, an intermediate urging protuberance, and a lower protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Chin-Chin Chang
  • Patent number: 10642170
    Abstract: An angle adjustment tool, an angle adjustment system for a liquid crystal panel and a corresponding line defect analysis method are disclosed. The angle adjustment tool includes: a base; a first toothed member and a second toothed member; a rotating scale; and an angle indicator. The first toothed member includes a first toothed portion. A first end of the second toothed member has a second toothed portion and engages with the first toothed portion of the first toothed member, and a second end of the second toothed member is connected to the rotating scale; the second toothed member is pivotable about a central pivot axis of the second toothed portion. A pitch circle diameter of the second toothed portion is n times a pitch circle diameter of the first toothed portion, where n is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhe Wang, Yuanchao Zhu, Guoyu Qiao, Fei Ma, Chen Qi
  • Patent number: 10518433
    Abstract: A saw table system includes a stand that is positioned on a support surface. A table is coupled to the stand and the table is configured to be spaced from the support surface when the stand is positioned in the unfolded position. A miter saw is positioned on the table for cutting a member and the miter saw has a cutting length of at least 24.0 inches. A pair of extension units is provided and each of the extension units is movably coupled to the table. Each of the extension units has a width of at least 24.0 inches. Each of the extension units is selectively positioned in a deployed position having each of the extension units being laterally spaced from the table. In this way the pair of extension units may support a member that is too long for the table to support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Ramiro Torres
  • Patent number: 10385850
    Abstract: A hydraulic pump is described comprising a rotor provided for rotation about a longitudinal axis (X-X) within a housing. The pump comprises a plurality of chambers for pumping a fluid that are provided by longitudinally extending recesses in a circumferential outer surface of the rotor. During use the recesses are moved across a circumferential inner surface of the housing, and in so doing, are moved over an inlet port in the housing to draw fluid into the chamber and then over an outlet port in the housing to discharge the fluid. The hydraulic pump further comprises a roller that is mounted in a longitudinally extending pocket of the housing. The roller is positioned after the outlet port in a direction of the rotor's rotation and is arranged to follow the outer surface of the rotor and seal against each recess as it is drawn past the roller, thereby directing fluid from the chamber into the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Actuations Systems Limited
    Inventor: Robert A. Pawlik
  • Patent number: 10105865
    Abstract: A crown molding jig device may include first and second frames. Each of the first and second frames may have a vertex portion, and first and second legs extending from the vertex portion. The second legs of the first and second frames may define a recess between. The first leg of the second frame may define first and second slots. The crown molding jig device may include first and second adjustable studs carried by the first leg of the first frame, and being slidably received by the first and second slots so that the recess is adjustable in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Brooks Courtney
  • Patent number: 10022887
    Abstract: A miter saw extendable fence attachment for facilitating cutting of long pieces of wood includes a centerpiece that is complementary to a table of a miter saw. The centerpiece is configured for attachment to the table. Each of a pair of extensions comprises a support and a plate. The support is reversibly couplable to a respective opposing end of the centerpiece. The plate extends perpendicularly from a front of the support adjacent to a bottom of the support. The supports are positioned to couple to the centerpiece such that the plates are positioned coplanarly with an upper face of the table. The plates are configured to place a piece of wood for cutting with a blade of the miter saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Johannes Hogenhout
  • Patent number: 9863676
    Abstract: When, according to the invention, the air in the so-called Zone 2 areas is ventilated, i.e. sucked out, the ATEX Directive concerning treatment of inflammable coolants may be satisfied in an effective manner. In practice, the suction around the engine (6) of the vehicle and the ventilation of the service equipment (9, 21, 53), respectively, may ensure that the requirements in the ATEX Directive with respect to Zone 2 areas may be satisfied, if possibly inflammable vapors are discharged, since these areas are ventilated to the atmosphere. The use of the method is service-friendly when servicing air conditioning systems and when adding coolant online.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Louis Cording, Bjarne Lund
  • Patent number: 9718638
    Abstract: A reel frame stand for supporting a reel thereon comprises a first pair of hingedly connected legs oppositely disposed from a second pair of hingedly connected legs; a first axle bearing on the first pair of legs and a second axle bearing on the second pair of legs, and each of the first and second axle bearings comprising a base and a bushing having a cylindrical inner surface surrounding an open channel; an axle having opposing cylindrical portions being rotatably secured within the open channels of the opposing first and second axle bearings to permit selective rotation of the reel supported thereon; a first brace having one end being rotatably secured to one of the legs of the first pair of legs and a second end being selectively securable at one of a plurality of ports on the first pair of legs by a fastener that is sized and configured for engaged receipt within each of the plurality of ports; a second brace having one end being rotatably secured to one of the legs of the second pair of legs and a secon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Optical Cable Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas P. Guiffault, Venkata R. Penumatcha
  • Patent number: 9539465
    Abstract: Provided is an exercise device including a planar support surface and a rolling joint which is configured to enable a 360° range of motion for the exercise device. In this regard, the user may roll the exercise device along a planar surface in a forward-and-backward motion, a side-to-side motion, or in an arcuate or circular motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Scott C. Agostini
  • Patent number: 9168597
    Abstract: Provided is a table saw assembly including a base portion, a saw blade opening, a saw assembly and a first leg assembly. The base portion includes a base work piece support surface which defines a support plane. The base portion includes a lower surface opposite the base work piece support surface. The saw blade opening is defined in the base work piece support surface. The saw assembly includes a saw blade which is positionable to extend upwardly through the saw blade opening. The first leg assembly includes a first foot portion. The first leg assembly is pivotable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the first foot portion is positioned lower than the lower surface of the base portion. In the second position, the first foot portion is positioned above the lower surface of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Wiker, Ralph Dammertz
  • Patent number: 9160273
    Abstract: Universal End and Mid Clamps are used to connect 2 things together and are designed so that when the clamp fastener is properly tightened the piece being clamped will resist loads in 3 directions and will resist sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Unirac, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Schuit, Jason Mayfield, Jon Roensch, Juan Suarez, Todd Ganshaw
  • Patent number: 8991806
    Abstract: An extension table assembly for a power tool having a working surface for supporting a piece of material to be modified, and a working area where the power tool can modify a piece of material. The extension table assembly comprising a frame portion, at least one arm portion, a drive system, and a measurement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: John Matthew Meyer
  • Patent number: 8931529
    Abstract: A support stand for movable support of a power tool features the use of rollers to support a tool mount along an elongated track. The track features a cover arrangement disposed over the surfaces on which the rollers move so as to avoid sawdust or other debris from building up on the track and interfering with smooth rolling motion of the tool mount. The stand is assembled in a working position by attaching two stand sections end to end to form the track, and is also configured for arrangement into a collapsed condition in which the stand sections stack one atop the other for space efficient storage and convenient transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Keivn John Fregeau
  • Patent number: 8869714
    Abstract: A wheeled mobile work bench which has an adjustable tabletop surface. The tabletop surface removably engages an adjustable rectangular frame which, in turn, is attached atop a pair of upright frame members, each upright frame member being attached to a respective bottom frame component. An electrical box attached to one of the right and left upright frame members is operationally connectable connected to a power cord having a plug. While the mobile work bench is in use, the plug is operationally connectable to a source of standard electrical current to permit use of a power tool plugged into the electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Steve B. Barry
  • Patent number: 8746668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a table saw, including: a work table, including a working surface for placing a workpiece; a fence, slidably arranged on said work table for support said work piece; a first motor, arranged below said working surface of the work table; a blade, driven by said first motor for cutting motion, and at least part of the blade is protruding out of the working surface of the work table in the cutting process, characterized in that: A planer detachably arranged on said work surface, said planer including a housing, a second motor located in said housing and a blade shaft driven by said second motor to rotate about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co.
    Inventor: Warren Brown
  • Patent number: 8684052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising a profiled rail (10) and at least one fastening element (12) for fixing a machine tool and/or a workpiece to the profiled rail (10). The fastening element (12) is provided with at least one clamping jaw (22, 24) and a clamping means (26) that is effectively connected to the clamping jaw (22) in order to brace the clamping jaw (22) with the profiled rail (10). According to the invention, the clamping means (26) is embodied as an eccentric lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Breitenbach
  • Patent number: 8656819
    Abstract: A cutting system and method of use for manually cutting rigid foam insulation panels; the present cutting system is operated manually and requires no electric power whatsoever; the cutting system includes a fully adjustable carriage assembly whereon a cutting blade is mounted for traversing the limits of its working surface; the cutting system provides a measuring scale having graduated indicia inscribed thereon for conveniently changing blade settings to accommodate different foam panel dimensions; the cutting system produces a uniformly accurate cut surface comparable to a factory-made surface without damaging the foil moisture barrier on the rigid foam panel; the cutting system completely eliminates the health and safety hazards created by airborne foam particulates that are produced by powered cutting of such rigid foam materials and thereby provides an environmentally-friendly building practice; and the present cutting system is completely portable enabling its setup and use at any construction site or l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jefferson W. Finnell
  • Patent number: 8584564
    Abstract: A table saw has a base assembly, a table assembly supported by the base assembly, and a saw assembly supported by at least one of the table assembly and the base assembly. The saw assembly includes a saw blade extending through the table assembly. The base assembly has at least one tube connected to the table assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Kathy E. DiPasquale, Daniel N. Lopano, John E. Buck, Carl F. Merhar, III, Yung Ho Chang, Nicholas E. Achterberg
  • Patent number: 8578981
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to one example embodiment, a router table may include a table top, a mounting can, a sleeve, and an adjustment mechanism. The table top may have an aperture and a plurality of support members; the support members may be configured to support the table top. The mounting can may be attachable to the table top in a vicinity of the aperture. The sleeve may be engaged to the mounting can, and may be configured to receive a router and to position a router bit of the router along an axis extending through the aperture. The adjustment mechanism may be configured to move the sleeve within the mounting can and relative to the table top to thereby move the router along the axis and position the router bit at one of a plurality of positions relative to the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Sommerville, Sean Hill, Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 8522678
    Abstract: A strapping machine having a movable working assembly includes comprises a machine body, a chute, and a movable working assembly. This machine body contains a storing space. The chute has an upper chute portion and a lower chute portion. The movable working assembly which is in the storing space includes a horizontal movable portion, a vertical movable portion, a working device, and an operation linkage mechanism. When the vertical movable portion moves to the move-down position, the lower chute portion is separated from the upper chute portion. Then, the movable working assembly can be moved out for easy maintenance. So, it is quick and easy to repair any internal device or part inside the strapping machine. The repairer does not need to stoop or squat down for repairing it. In addition, it saves strength and time to move out the working device or related part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignees: Tekpak Corporation, Transpak Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Chang Liu, Chi-Jan Su
  • Patent number: 8517067
    Abstract: A portable quick-erecting chain saw workbench has a foldable, wheeled carriage that releasably receives a controller upon which a chain saw is secured. The carriage comprises a plurality of panels that are folded between an operational configuration and a stowage orientation. A controller tube adjustably mated to the carriage has pedestal that secures the saw. A spring suspension controls the saw during cutting. A vertical carriage fence with a central blade clearance slot supports a pair of spacers mounting a pair of foldable legs. Cooperating stabilizers permanently hinged to the fence can be folded and pinned to the legs for bracing. Spaced-apart hinge leaf halves at the stabilizer bottoms mate with similar hinge leaf halves for pinning the stabilizers when the carriage is deployed. A foldable work table pivoted to a leg is braced by a strut extending from the table underside to a pinning point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Arie Barnhill
  • Publication number: 20130160894
    Abstract: A collapsible woodworking that includes a first table portion and a second table portion. The first table portion includes a work piece support surface and a frame assembly. The frame assembly is operably attached to the work piece support surface for movement between an extended position and a retracted position. The second table portion is operably attached to the first table portion. The second table portion includes a work piece support surface and a frame assembly. The frame assembly is operably attached to the work piece support surface for movement between an extended position and retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory J. Whalen
  • Patent number: 8464994
    Abstract: A folding tool stand includes a platform connected to a base frame. The platform is pivotally and slidingly connected at a first side thereof to the base frame and is pivotally connected at a second side thereof to links that are pivotally connected to the base frame. A leg support is pivotally connected to the base frame. A locking device is provided to maintain the platform in an extended position. In the collapsed position, the platform is guided by the links to be positioned along the base frame. In the extended position, the links guide and support the platform in a position spaced from the base frame. In a first embodiment, spring members bias the platform into the extended position. In an alternate embodiment, a driving device is used to provide support to the second side of the platform during the expansion and collapse of the folding tool stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8327893
    Abstract: An infeed/outfeed attachment for facilitating the processing of sheet goods through a processing device. The infeed/outfeed attachment may have a support frame, a plurality of coplanar ball rollers, a track, an engagement section in sliding engagement with the track, a cylindrical roller for reducing friction during loading and unloading of the sheet goods, vertically adjustable legs, and a hinge allowing the attachment to fold flat for easy storage. Track may have a groove. The groove and the engagement section may have T-shaped cross-sections. The engagement section having a T-shaped cross-section may have an L-shaped member, a washer, an intermediate member, a threaded bolt and a nut. Also, a method of attaching the infeed/outfeed attachment to the processing device, the processing device often, but not always having a table and a beam attached to the table with a plurality of bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Lee A. Jesberger
  • Patent number: 8256477
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a beam, legs for supporting the beam, and at least one bracket having first and second surfaces for contacting respective first and second sides of the beam, wherein the second surface is movable between a first position contacting the second side of the beam, and a second position not contacting the second side of the beam. A spring biases the second surface towards the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Thomas R. Sommerville
  • Publication number: 20120199248
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Adan Ayala, Ronald Quiram
  • Patent number: 8167011
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Quiram, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20120018044
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a beam, legs for supporting the beam, and at least one bracket having first and second surfaces for contacting respective first and second sides of the beam, wherein the second surface is movable between a first position contacting the second side of the beam, and a second position not contacting the second side of the beam. A spring biases the second surface towards the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Thomas R. Sommerville
  • Patent number: 8066042
    Abstract: The folding work bench folds compactly for storage when not in use and occupies a minimal work space. The folding work bench has a durable work surface, a top storage shelf, a back board for hanging tools, a locking mechanism, and a work table that can be folded up against the back board and locked in a compactly folded configuration that also secures the tools on the back board in the work bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 8020593
    Abstract: A method of changing the distance between a rotary cutter disposed on a carriage assembly and a work surface. The method includes the steps of providing a first mechanism on the carriage assembly for making small distance changes between the rotary cutter and the work surface and providing a second mechanism on the carriage assembly for making larger distance changes between the rotary cutter and the work surface. The user selects one of the first and the second mechanisms to adjust the distance between the rotary cutter and the work surface and then activates the selected one of the first and the second mechanisms. Activation of the second mechanism automatically disengages the first mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Woodpeckers, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard M. Hummel
  • Patent number: 7997313
    Abstract: A guide bar assembly (10) for use in a T-slot (20) of a woodworking table (22). The assembly includes a top member (12) slidably disposed on a bottom member (14). The top and bottom members include cooperating pairs of wedge shapes (24) that cause a change in width (W) of the assembly in response to relative longitudinal (L) movement between the top and bottom members. Contacting angled side surfaces (30, 32) of the male and female wedge members (26, 28) provide area contact between the top and bottom members that functions to maintain the top and bottom members parallel during tightening of the fasteners (34) used to lock the assembly at a desired width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Micro Jig, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Wang
  • Patent number: 7946319
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to one example embodiment, a router table may comprise a table top, a mounting can, a sleeve, and an adjustment mechanism. The table top may have an aperture and a plurality of support members; the support members may be configured to support the table top. The mounting can may be attachable to the table top in a vicinity of the aperture. The sleeve may be engaged to the mounting can, and may be configured to receive a router and to position a router bit of the router along an axis extending through the aperture. The adjustment mechanism may be configured to move the sleeve within the mounting can and relative to the table top to thereby move the router along the axis and position the router bit at one of a plurality of positions relative to the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Sommerville, Sean Hill, Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 7931057
    Abstract: A workbench system in one embodiment includes a first and a second plurality of dog holes in a planar work surface defining a first and a second axis extending in the work surface plane, and a plurality of cutting guides, each of the plurality of cutting guides including a body defining a first securing portion on a first side of the body and a second securing portion on a second side of the body opposite to the first side, a first stem extending downwardly away from the body and configured to fit into one of the first plurality of holes, and a guide member defining a guide plane which intersects the first axis and the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Brian Hyuk Joon Chung, Christopher Heflin
  • Patent number: 7909073
    Abstract: The folding work bench folds compactly for storage when not in use and occupies a minimal work space. The folding work bench has a durable work surface, a top storage shelf, a back board for hanging tools, a locking mechanism, and a work table that can be folded up against the back board and locked in a compactly folded configuration that also secures the tools on the back board in the work bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Publication number: 20110048580
    Abstract: This invention adds a very large (24×32 inch or larger) log table permanently mounted to the log splitter. This alone adds immeasurably to the efficiency and convenience of splitting. It allows for the true, convenient, and safe one-man operation of a splitter because it catches and stores the far side of the log and log pieces while the operator is free to handle the near side with one hand and the control valve with the other hand. The log lifter is powered hydraulically with the same cylinder, control valve, hoses and fittings that power the split wedge. Very simply, a cable and a pulley are used to direct the force of the existing cylinder to raise the log lifter. This simplicity lowers the cost of the log lifter considerably and makes it and the log table and the convenience of splitting in a more comfortable, standing position more readily available to the splitting public.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Norman A. Hicks
  • Patent number: 7891389
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a beam, legs for supporting the beam, and at least one bracket having first and second surfaces for contacting respective first and second sides of the beam, wherein the second surface is movable between a first position contacting the second side of the beam, and a second position not contacting the second side of the beam. A spring biases the second surface towards the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Thomas R. Sommerville
  • Patent number: 7882870
    Abstract: A portable supporting frame for a cutting machine includes a leg frame, a tabletop frame, and a frame locker. The leg frame includes two opposing pairs of first and second supporting legs. The tabletop frame includes two table arms pivotally connected to the first crossed legs respectively. The frame locker is used for locking the top ends of the second crossed legs to the table arms respectively to retain the portable supporting frame at a set up position. When the frame locker is released, the tabletop frame is adapted to pivotally fold at 180° to overlap on the folded leg frame at a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Wy Peron Lee
  • Patent number: 7814947
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Adan Ayala, Ronald Quiram
  • Patent number: 7810530
    Abstract: An adjustment assembly for raising and lowering a rotary cutter includes a table plate, a carriage assembly there below for supporting the rotary cutter and a lift handle which mounts on the carriage assembly and extends above the table plate to provide rapid manual raising and lowering of the carriage assembly. The carriage assembly is mounted on a support assembly and is disengageable therefrom to allow the rapid raising and lowering. Preferably, the lift handle is insertable through an opening in the table plate and into an opening in the carriage assembly and rotatable to disengage an engaging member of the carriage assembly from the support assembly via a camming engagement. A vertical adjustment mechanism for finely adjusting the carriage assembly height may include an adjusting screw which the engaging member engages for fine vertical adjustment and disengages for rapid vertical adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Woodpeckers, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard M Hummel
  • Patent number: 7785049
    Abstract: A fastening device (61) for fastening a hand router to the underside of a work platform (2) of a workbench (1) has radially outwardly extending projections which are associated with a base ring for the hand router and which may be introduced into associated fastening pockets by rotating the base ring in the work platform (2). The fastening pockets can be formed by fastening members (12) associated with the underside (2?) of the work platform (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Wolfcraft GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Radermacher
  • Patent number: 7775143
    Abstract: A work table includes a table plate having a slot for attaching a tool device, and a coupler for coupling to a vacuum device, a shield engaged onto the tool device for shielding the tool device and for gathering the dust, a hose coupling device coupled between the shield and the coupler, and a supporting device for adjustably supporting the hose coupling device to the work table at any required position. The hose coupling device may include two flexible hose members coupled to the shield and the coupler, and a rigid hose member coupled between the flexible hose members, and a rod extended from the rigid hose member for adjustably securing to the table with one or more brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Ben Yu
  • Patent number: 7766125
    Abstract: A collapsible work horse has legs pivotally mounted to opposing surfaces of a support beam. The legs are secured in the extended position by a two-part locking arrangement. In one non-limiting embodiment of the invention, a first part of a locking arrangement is mounted to each of the first ends of the legs adjacent the pivot point of its respective leg, and a second part of the locking arrangement is mounted to the supporting member. When the legs are in the extended position, the first and second parts of the locking arrangement engage one another to securely fix the legs in the extended position. In another non-limiting embodiment of the invention, a plurality of work horses are assembled with a tool support and work piece supports to provide a work station. The tool support and work piece supports are designed to be fixable in a compact storage arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Gerald L. Fowler
  • Patent number: 7730916
    Abstract: The folding work bench folds compactly for storage when not in use and occupies a minimal work space. The folding work bench has a durable work surface, a top storage shelf, a back board for hanging tools, a locking mechanism, and a work table that can be folded up against the back board and locked in a compactly folded configuration that also secures the tools on the back board in the work bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7712493
    Abstract: The folding work bench folds compactly for storage when not in use and occupies a minimal work space. The folding work bench has a durable work surface, a top storage shelf, a back board for hanging tools, a locking mechanism, and a work table that can be folded up against the back board and locked in a compactly folded configuration that also secures the tools on the back board in the work bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7686045
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming a flat surface on a workpiece. The apparatus includes a cutterhead, having a plurality of cutting member, configured for forming a plurality of grooves in a workpiece. The cutterhead may be disposed generally at the interface of substantially parallel offset first and a second supports in order to form a plurality of grooves defining a datum or reference plane which may be implemented to orientate the workpiece for forming a flat surface. A plurality of ridges or the like structures defining grooves are included in the second support or as an attachment to the second support in order to support the workpiece from the material forming the interior surface of the grooves so that the workpiece may be orientated with respect to the datum plane. In an additional aspect, a second cutterhead may be included for removing or forming a flat surface which is parallel to the datum plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime E. Garcia, Craig A. Carroll
  • Patent number: 7628186
    Abstract: A portable workbench is provided for holding a work piece, and includes a bench top, foldable legs, and a plurality of horizontal and vertical holes adapted to receive a pipe clamp for clamping the work piece to the bench top. The bench top is a torsion box with an internal grid so that the workbench is lightweight, yet strong and stable. The legs include two-piece crossbraces which are quickly and easily connected and disconnected via male and female ends and a securing pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Joseph Blum
  • Publication number: 20090194200
    Abstract: A coping table for coping a board may include a top clamping surface for clamping the coping table, a bottom surface for clamping to the board, and a top inclined surface being connected to the top clamping surface for cooperating with an electric jigsaw and being inclined with respect to the bottom surface. The top inclined surface may have a central access aperture to cooperate with the electric jigsaw to cut the board, and the top inclined surface may be connected to a shoulder surface. The shoulder surface may be connected to the top clamping surface, and the coping table may include a bottom inclined surface which is substantially parallel to the top inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Haley Burch
  • Patent number: 7565922
    Abstract: The folding work bench folds compactly for storage when not in use and occupies a minimal work space. The folding work bench has a durable work surface, a top storage shelf, a back board for hanging tools, a locking mechanism, and a work table that can be folded up against the back board and locked in a compactly folded configuration that also secures the tools on the back board in the work bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7559347
    Abstract: An adjustment assembly for raising and lowering a rotary cutter includes a table plate, a carriage assembly there below for supporting the rotary cutter and a lift handle which mounts on the carriage assembly and extends above the table plate to provide rapid manual raising and lowering of the carriage assembly. The carriage assembly is mounted on a support assembly and is disengageable therefrom to allow the rapid raising and lowering. Preferably, the lift handle is insertable through an opening in the table plate and into an opening in the carriage assembly and rotatable to disengage an engaging member of the carriage assembly from the support assembly via a camming engagement. A vertical adjustment mechanism for finely adjusting the carriage assembly height may include an adjusting screw which the engaging member engages for fine vertical adjustment and disengages for rapid vertical adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Woodpeckers, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard M. Hummel
  • Publication number: 20090071571
    Abstract: A folding table comprising a substantially planar surface, said surface having an elongated slot disposed through the planar surface for receiving a cutting edge of a hand-operated power tool; said planar surface supported by at least two front vertical members interconnected by at least one cross member, and at least two rear vertical members interconnected by at least one cross member; at least two side cross-members interconnecting the front and rear vertical members, said side cross-members hinged to allow for folding the table; and a tool carriage coupled to a lever said lever connected to a foot pedal such that depressing the foot pedal raises or lowers the tool carriage, wherein a hand-operated power tool is mounted in the tool carriage such that the lever moves the tool carriage towards the planer surface extending the cutting edge through the elongated slot in the planar surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Richard D. Huber