Of Special Shape Or Structure Patents (Class 144/286.5)
  • Patent number: 9993938
    Abstract: A combination includes a work table defining a working surface for placing a workpiece and a fence assembly including a fence. The fence is rotatably mounted on the work table. The fence includes a first contacting surface which is arranged to provide an abutting surface when the fence is rotated to an abutting position and which is arranged to provide an extending surface when the fence is rotated to an extending position, a second contacting surface which is arranged to provide a supporting surface when the fence is rotated to a supporting position, and a third contacting surface which is arranged to provide an abutting surface when the fence is rotated to the supporting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Zhifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 9630304
    Abstract: A compressor mounting assembly that supports a variety of compressors and may be adapted to attach to a vehicle is disclosed herein. The compressor mounting assembly may contain structure that allows pivoting, rotation, and vertical adjustment to facilitate on-site testing, inspection, and/or manipulation of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Donan Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Nolan, III
  • Patent number: 9103488
    Abstract: An articulated display support system designed to securely support a flat panel display (including touch-screen and digital type displays) affixed to a work surface in a semi-recessed, subsurface or super-surface configuration. The mounting system allows the display to be tilted for optimal ergonomics. One embodiment offers manual adjustment with multiple locking stop-points for horizontal (front-to-back) positioning to optimally place the monitor for touch screen applications. While the lock is engaged, the monitor is stable enough for touch screen and digitizer pen usage. Another embodiment utilizes an actuator for horizontal (front-to-back) positioning to optimally place the monitor for touch screen applications. The display support system allows adjustment within a pre-set range by the user, while also providing the ability to limit further adjustment beyond this range or removal of the monitor itself to designated personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Jasen A. Stengel
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140105702
    Abstract: A router includes a motor assembly that is arranged and configured to hold a router tool and to impart rotation to the router tool and a frame that is fixed in size and that is configured to house the motor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Craig Schell
  • 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: 8528870
    Abstract: A retaining device for a stand includes a base, a shaft inserted in the base, a handle pivotally mounted on the shaft, and a retainer sleeved on a cam portion of the handle. When the handle is pivotally moved downwards, the retainer can be driven to move toward an extending rod of the stand by actuation of the cam portion of the handle for stopping against the extending rod of the stand and retaining the extending rod of the stand in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Liu, Chen-Yuan Chen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8505597
    Abstract: A multi-position cabinet for use with machine tools which provides a solution to the problem of limited shop space in which to install bench type power tools is provided. The invention comprises a rotating rectangular cabinet which contains workstations from which bench type power tools can be deployed from a stowed position to a working position. The invention includes means for raising the cabinet off its base so that the cabinet can be rotated to bring each workstation to the topmost position from which the power tool associated with that work station can be deployed. In one exemplary embodiment, the workstations include a drill press, table saw, miter saw and belt sander. The invention is not limited to use with power tools, but rather is suitable for use in any application where it is desirable to provide multiple workstations in a comparatively compact package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Sharperson
  • 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: 8424576
    Abstract: A bar has interior and exterior ends. The bar has a projection depending from the interior end. The projection is adapted to be slidably supported between the ways. The assembly also includes a support positioned above the exterior end. The support includes a recess positioned above the bar. The support is adapted to receive and support a base of a mitre saw. A spacer is adapted to couple the support with respect to the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Wallace W. Coyner
  • 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: 20120205009
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Arie Barnhill
  • Patent number: 8215296
    Abstract: A tile cutting table device featuring a platform with foldable legs; four side panels pivotally attached to side edges of the platform, the side panels can pivot between a down position and an up position forming an enclosure around the top surface of the platform; a water inlet hole for fluidly connecting a water source to the device; a drainage hole disposed in the platform; a perforated tile cutting plate disposed on the top surface of the platform; a clamp bar positioned over the tile cutting plate, the clamp bar functions to clamp down on a tile to hold the tile in place during cutting procedures, the clamp bar is connected to a foot pedal which functions to move the clamp bar between an up position and a down position, wherein the clamp bar is biased in the up position caused by compression springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jorge R Cisneros
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8146630
    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: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Woodpeckers, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard M. Hummel
  • Patent number: 8079389
    Abstract: The vacuum attachment for a router table removes wood chips, dust, and debris during operation of the router. The attachment includes a hollow annular housing adapted for mounting about the router. The annular housing has an upper edge, a lower edge and at least one sidewall, with the upper and lower edges being adapted for sealing engagement with an external surface of the router. At least one vent hole is formed through the annular housing and a vacuum port is formed therethrough, so that a vacuum source connected to the vacuum port is in fluid communication with an interior of the annular housing. When the annular housing is mounted about the router and aligned with an opening in the base of the router, the vacuum source draws debris away from the router and the router table, with environmental air entering the interior through the vent holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Daryl E. Shepherd
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110253261
    Abstract: A sawing apparatus for a wood products sawing system comprises a frame, a sawing table, a workpiece clamping element, and an overhead saw assembly. A workpiece can be supported on the sawing table and releasably secured to the table by the workpiece clamping element. The overhead saw array is supported by the frame and includes a saw driver and a row of at least three saw assemblies so to sever the workpiece along the cut line by movement of the saw blades along two dimensional paths. A variable width sawing table comprises a driving assembly and a row of support arm assemblies mounted to the frame member and coupled to the driving assembly for movement to at least first and second positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald W. McGehee
  • Patent number: 8021090
    Abstract: A router lift adjustment mechanism for an inverted router (50, 52) mounted to a router table (92) comprising an assortment of attachments (98a, 98b, 98c, 98d) that engage the height adjustment mechanism of various types routers. The routers height adjustment mechanism, the attachment (98), a flexible attachment holder (100), a driving shaft (104), and a rotatable adjustment mechanism, typically a hand wheel (122) are contiguously coupled respectfully. The driving shaft is retained by a rocker drive guide (112) providing the driving shaft (104) the ability to rotate and slide to and fro within the bore of a bushing (114) lined rocker drive guide (112). Additionally, the rocker drive guide (112) hinges pivotably on the base mount (128) which is typically mounted to a stable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Kochanowicz
  • Patent number: 8011399
    Abstract: A woodworking bench includes a table made of granite and mounted on a base of a woodworking machine. A table extension is mounted to a side of the table and made of granite. The side of the table includes two first tracks mounted therein. The table extension includes a side having two second tracks mounted therein and respectively aligned with the first tracks of the table. Two supporting rods each has a first end slidably received in one of the first tracks and a second end slidably received in one of the second tracks. At least one adjusting member is mounted to the second end of each supporting rod for adjusting coplanarity of a top face of the table and a top face of the table extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Lee-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 8002504
    Abstract: A router lift adjustment mechanism for an inverted router (50, 52) mounted to a router table (92) comprising an assortment of attachments, FIG. 9 (98a, 98b, 98c, 98d) that engage the height adjustment mechanism of various types of routers. The routers height adjustment mechanism, the attachment's (98a, 98b, 98c, 98d), a flexible attachment holder (100), a driving shaft (104), and a rotatable adjustment mechanism, typically a hand wheel (122) are contiguously coupled respectively. The driving shaft is retained by a rocker drive guide (112) providing the driving shaft (104) the ability to rotate and slide to and fro within the bore of a bushing (114) lined within the rocker drive guide (112). Additionally, the rocker drive guide (112) hinges pivotably on the base mount (128) which is typically mounted to a stable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Kochanowicz
  • Patent number: 7997312
    Abstract: A system positions a workpiece with respect to a router bit. The system may include a router for routing out a part of the workpiece, a router table for supporting the workpiece, a router fence arranged and constructed to position the workpiece relative to the router during machining, and a positioning device arranged and constructed to position the router fence relative to the router before machining the workpiece, wherein the router comprises a router collet positioned beneath the router table, the router collet being constructed and arranged to engage a router bit extending through an opening in the router table for machining the piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Sjoerd Anne Van Valkenburg
  • Publication number: 20110186179
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Sommerville, Sean Hill, Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 7984734
    Abstract: A router table comprises a table top, a bit mount, and a drive train. The bit mount is configured to hold a router bit such that the router bit extends from the table top defining a bit axis. The drive train is positioned under the table top and is operably connected between the bit mount and a drive coupling. The drive coupling is configured to engage a driven member, with the drive coupling defining a drive axis that is not coaxial with the bit axis. The driven member may be provided by a drive bit on a portable router secured to the table top. Operation of the portable router results in rotation of the driven member. Rotation of the driven member and associated drive coupling operates the drive train and results in rotation of the bit mount and associated router bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carl Alexander Cepress, Bobby Brent Boyd, John Charles Derler, Stefanie Danielle Reynolds, Carl Christian Carlson
  • Publication number: 20110162757
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Sommerville, Sean Hill, Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 7971611
    Abstract: The combination waste dust extractor and support plate is intended to be used in combination with a conventional woodworking router when the router is used in an inverted position for bench or table use. The apparatus includes a router support plate with the dust extraction feature built into and included with this support plate. The combination support plate and dust extractor is affixed to the router and then both are suspended under the surface of a work table. The dust extraction feature is built into and included with the support plate as follows: within the plate is an internal chamber connecting the router bit opening on the top surface of the plate with an outlet at one corner of the bottom of the plate. A standard shop vacuum is attached to a hose fitting connected to the outlet. The attached shop vacuum creates suction around and beneath the router bit, drawing dust and particles through the chamber and into the attached shop vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: William W. Wells
  • 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: 7946320
    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: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7931058
    Abstract: A novel multi-purpose portable and flexible work table is presented herein. The work table can be used to secure material or workpiece to perform, at different heights, such actions as cutting, welding, soldering, gluing, painting, mitering, and shaping. The work table contains detachable sub-components that permit placing material or workpiece at specific positions to ensure that better tolerances and finishes of workpieces are created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Felix Cruz
  • 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: 7926523
    Abstract: A tool support structure with an adjustable work support assembly comprises a base and a horizontal support provided on the top of the base. A work support assembly is provided on the horizontal support and is linearly slideable in a vertical direction in relation to the horizontal support. The work support assembly includes a first component and a second component. The first component is configured to be fixed in one of a plurality of first vertical positions with respect to the horizontal support. The second component is also provided on the horizontal support and is linearly slideable in a vertical direction in relation to the first component. The second component is configured to be fixed in one of a plurality of second vertical positions with respect to the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dan Williams, Gary Voong
  • Patent number: 7921888
    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: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Sommerville, Sean Hill, Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 7909074
    Abstract: A workbench includes a wheel device secured to a work table, four floor engaging extremities attached to the work table, four rotary members rotatably attached to the work table and engaged with the floor engaging extremities respectively for adjusting the work table up and down relative to the floor engaging extremities, and a coupling device for coupling the rotary members together and for allowing the rotary members to be rotated relative to the floor engaging extremities simultaneously and thus for allowing the work table to be adjusted up and down relative to the floor engaging extremities simultaneously. A hand wheel may be coupled to the coupling device for operating the coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Ben Yu
  • 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
  • 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: 7882871
    Abstract: A work bench (10) including at least two work piece supports (57), the two supports are positioned at intervals along an elongate member (24) and define a substantially horizontal plane in which a work piece can move, a mounting (20) for a power tool (12), the mounting is affixed to the elongate member and can rotate about an axis that is substantially parallel to the length of the elongate member, a ground engaging member (106) which supports the power tool mounting at a point spaced away from the elongate member and adjustment means for adjusting the effective length of the ground engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Saf-Tech Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Mark Andrew Gilmour
  • Patent number: 7882866
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus that works a work piece that employs routers disposed on opposite upper and lower sides of a table. The routers operate on opposite sides of a work piece contemporaneously. The resultant work piece may be worked so as to be uniform and identical with previously and successively worked work pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Woodmaster Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Pulsifer Burrows
  • Publication number: 20110000581
    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: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Adan Ayala, Ronald Quiram
  • Publication number: 20100294399
    Abstract: A working platform provided with a manual wood planer is provided with a base the two sides of which are both formed with workbenches, a working platform being thereby formed. The workbench is formed with a pedestal and a granite slate is mounted at the top of pedestal. The slate is polished and ground into a working portion at the top, and a combination portion at the bottom, and several securing holes are on the combination portion. A strip-shaped hole opposite to each securing hole is formed. The position of slate may be tuned and the error margin of distance between the thru hole and the securing hole is allowed to avoid the slate, when being secured, from cracking. With the features of high level degree, low friction efficiency, and no internal stress that are provided in the granite, the working platform is featured with perfect processing accuracy and durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Bor-Yann CHUANG
  • 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: 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: 7784505
    Abstract: A woodworking machine includes a worktable, a feeding device, a pressing wheel device, and a cutter disposed between the feeding device and the pressing wheel device. The feeding device includes a feeding unit, and at least two positioning members connected to the feeding unit and locked releaseably on a side portion of the worktable. The pressing wheel device includes a pressing wheel unit, and at least two positioning members connected to the pressing wheel unit and locked releaseably on an opposite side portion of the worktable. The pressing wheel unit presses a workpiece against the feeding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 7770617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a safety workbench having a working inner chamber enclosed by a housing, whose bottom terminus is formed by a floor trough and which is accessible on a housing front side via a work opening closable using an adjustable front pane. The floor trough is implemented as double-walled and has an internal and an external wall, which enclose an intermediate chamber, which may be placed under vacuum, between them, at least one of the walls having at least one opening which is connected to means for generating the partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Thermo Electron LED GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Broemsen, Edmund Frickel, Christoph Noll
  • Publication number: 20100154933
    Abstract: An apparatus for machining the outer profiles of rectangular work pieces includes side and base fences for orienting a rough work piece upon a table. Edges of the rough work piece are cut (e.g., the rough work piece is sized), shaped, and optionally sanded while the rough work piece remains in place. The rough work piece may be rotated in a way that defines four square edges therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: J. Melvon Hatch, JR., Jeff Hatch
  • Publication number: 20100139809
    Abstract: A tool support structure with an adjustable work support assembly comprises a base and a horizontal support provided on the top of the base. A work support assembly is provided on the horizontal support and is linearly slideable in a vertical direction in relation to the horizontal support. The work support assembly includes a first component and a second component. The first component is configured to be fixed in one of a plurality of first vertical positions with respect to the horizontal support. The second component is also provided on the horizontal support and is linearly slideable in a vertical direction in relation to the first component. The second component is configured to be fixed in one of a plurality of second vertical positions with respect to the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicants: CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Dan Williams, Gary Voong
  • 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: 7721776
    Abstract: A router template for fabricating a contoured tile from a workpiece is provided. The router template includes a body that defines a cavity in which a nest is formed for retaining a workpiece during a cutting operation. A bearing path is defined within the body that engages a bearing of the router bit to guide the workpiece relative to the router bit. A cutting path is formed within the body to provide clearance within the body for a rotary cutting portion of the router bit. The cutting path and bearing path are aligned with each other and correspond to the desired size and contour of the tile. A method of cutting a contoured tile by following a template is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Louis K. Justin