Mortising Machine Having Rotary Cutter Patents (Class 144/82)
  • Patent number: 8113249
    Abstract: A multi-function mortise/tenon includes a chassis including a placement portion for placing a work piece horizontally/vertically and at least one transverse sliding rod. A work table includes a first base member, a second base member and a lift/lower platform provided between the first and second base members. The lift/lower platform and the first and second base members are driven to slide with respect to the chassis transversely/longitudinally. The lift/lower platform is driven to lift/lower with respect to the chassis. A guiding device is installed to the at least one transverse sliding rod slideably and transversely and is coupled to the work table which is driven by the guiding device to slide with respect to the chassis transversely/longitudinally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jack Yang
  • Patent number: 7954522
    Abstract: A guiding device for a tenoner includes a mounting member for mounting the guiding device on the tenoner and for releasably engaging with a plurality of guide members. The mounting member includes a recess inset on a lateral side thereof. Each guide member includes an engaging section and a guiding section, and the engaging section is moveably engaged in the recess and is adapted to be fixed at various positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Jack Yang
  • Publication number: 20100282368
    Abstract: A method of joining a plurality of elongate log members using mortise and tenon joinery comprises forming mortise sockets in the log members at a controllable depth relative to a longitudinal central axis of the log members. Log members having tenons formed thereon for connection between two mortise bearing log members can thus be standardized and interchangeable with one another even when an outer surface of the log members is irregular in profile. A device for forming mortise sockets and tenons on log members in a reproducible manner comprises a pair of work holders which define a longitudinal axis of the log member. A mortise cutter and a tenon cutter are supported for movement relative to the work holders for controllably forming the mortise sockets and tenons in a log member relative to the longitudinal central axis of the log member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Tyler Bragnalo
  • Patent number: 7762293
    Abstract: Floorboards with a mechanical locking system that allows movement between the floorboards when they are joined to form a floating floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20100147421
    Abstract: A mortise/tenon machine has a base which includes two side plates, a guiding plate installed between the side plates transversely and horizontally, numbers of openings formed on a side of the guiding plate, and a rail member installed between the side plates and in the same horizontal position of the guiding plate. A workpiece is slideably disposed on the openings. A sliding base is slideably mounted on the rail member. A working platform includes a bit installed at a first end thereof, with the bit extending from a desired opening, and with another end of the working platform longitudinally disposed on the sliding base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Jack Yang
  • Patent number: 7509984
    Abstract: A power tool and accessories therefor including a variable speed motor for a mortiser, an integrated chisel positioning tool for positioning a chisel in a desired position, and an integrated tool sharpening device mounted directly on the power tool to permit ease and efficiency in the sharpening of tools. Additionally, an improved clamping arrangement is provided that permits firm clamping of a work piece without slippage. Greater flexibility in the hold down may be achieved by using arms for the hold down that are both rotatable about and can be translated along respective horizontal axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: WMH Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry M. Schwaiger, William J. Phillips
  • Patent number: 7507060
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may include a cutting tool support that may provide supplemental support to a cutting tool when used with a cutting guide. In some embodiments, the cutting tool support may also include a dust collector that moves along the cutting tool support along with the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Grisley
  • Publication number: 20040250880
    Abstract: A guide for the formation of mortis joints using a spiral rotary cutter provides a first guide portion having faces at 90° and bisected by more than one half of its surface by a groove and a means for fastening this guide to the base of a rotary cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Mark Dement
  • Patent number: 6655428
    Abstract: A dowel hole and slot cutter comprise a motor having a base slidably mounted on a track and a cylindrical cutting bit mounted at one end of the motor and extending outwardly therefrom. A support includes a pair of arms with one arm extending upwardly from each side of the track and a cross-portion joining the arms and having an aperture extending therethrough for movement of the cylindrical cutting bit. A flat member having an aperture therethrough includes a track at its upper and lower end which engages the cross portion of the bracket for movement transverse to the cross portion. In operation, the cutter may be used to drill holes, dowel holes, or slots in a fast efficient manner. A polycarbonate member having a elongated slot for the cylindrical cutting bit is mounted between the flat member and a adjustable support member, which includes a perpendicular portion extending outwardly therefrom and two portions extending downwardly from the perpendicular portion therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Keith Kornhoff
  • Patent number: 6516842
    Abstract: A hollow chisel mortiser with a rotor for adjusting a working angle of the mortiser includes a base having a recess defined in a rear end of the base. The rotor rotatably abuts and is selectively secured on the rear end of the base. The rotor includes a protrusion extending from the rotor and rotatably received in the recess. A worktable is slidably mounted on the base. A tool support is perpendicularly mounted on the rotor. A drill is movably mounted on the support. The working angle of the drill can be easily adjusted by rotating the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Wen-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 6041837
    Abstract: A jig for cutting a finger joint which eliminates the trial and error required to adjust the spacing between the key and the cutting blade. A key and an abutment are arranged on one side of the cutting blade. The key is connected to an alignment ledge on the opposite side of the cutting blade. The key, abutment, and alignment ledge can be aligned with the cutting blade so that the blade will trim all three when they pass over. When the cut is made, a gap is left which is the exact width of the blade. After the cut, the alignment ledge can be slide toward the abutment, closing the gap. The key, connected to the alignment ledge, moves a corresponding distance away from the blade. The key can then be fixed in position. A workpiece can then be placed flush against the trimmed face of the key and be cut, leaving a finger, between the key and the blade, which is the exact width of the adjacent kerf, formed by the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Thomas William Hanson
  • Patent number: 5947173
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus that performs cutting operations without being held by an operator and that is applicable to various cutting operations in addition to forming a biscuit groove. The cutting apparatus comprises a first base portion having a mount surface on which a work is mounted; a second base portion having an abutment surface with which a work surface to be worked is brought into contact; and a cutter holding portion capable of holding a circular saw blade so as to extend beyond the abutment surface toward the work. The cutter holding portion is turnable, with respect to the second base portion, around an axis perpendicular to the abutment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Ryobi Limited
    Inventor: Kouichi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 5494089
    Abstract: A mortise and tenon jig for a router device includes a base structure; and a mounting member joined to the base structure, and being attachable to a support structure such as a table. It further includes first spaced apart parallel elongated guiding members; second spaced apart parallel elongated guiding members; a router support member for operatively supporting a router device; first sliding members attached to the second guiding members for slidingly supporting these relative to the first guiding members; and second sliding members slidingly mounted on the second guiding members. An attachment member is provided for attaching the router support member to the second sliding members. Clamping plates are slidably joined to the base structure. Stop means for limiting movement of the first and second sliding members are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventor: Gerald W. Lubbe
  • Patent number: 5289861
    Abstract: A multi-purpose quick-change work surface platform for use with power tools which are secured by means of a unique interlocking mount and dismount system and used in conjunction with various size and types of cutting, routing, sanding, and shaping bits or tools. The work surface platform is designed to receive various workpiece guides, attachments, fences, biscuit joiner, template guide bushings, and other shopbuilt attachments or jigs which are attached or conveyed through means of various recessed threaded insert holes and guide grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: David G. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 5186226
    Abstract: A woodworking machine having first and second carriages controlled by a work handle to carry a cutting tool carrier in X-Y direction, which cutting tool carrier can be directly moved by the work handle in Z direction, a chucking slide and a workpiece retaining screw for holding a workpiece during horizontal operation mode, and a seat plate and an auxiliary chucking plate for holding a workpiece during vertical operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Inventor: Tian-Wang Wang
  • Patent number: 5031678
    Abstract: A mortising machine comprises a base plate arranged to be located on a surface of a workpiece to be machined and having an opening, a mortising tool extending through the opening of the base plate and arranged to penetrate into the workpiece so as to remove chips and to produce a groove-like recess in the workpiece during displacement of the mortising machine, and a chip removing device provided with a suction opening in the area of the opening of the base plate. The chip removing device is also provided with a second suction opening which is spaced from the first mentioned suction opening so as to open out in the area of the groove-like recess in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Berhard Remmele, Joachim Muller, Kenneth Smith
  • Patent number: 5025841
    Abstract: A table includes a support member having a work surface with an opening extending through the support member and the work surface. A first mechanism for mounting a router with the support member is provided. A router bit extends generally vertically through the opening and beyond the work surface. A second mechanism for mounting the router with the support member is provided so that the router bit extends generally parallel with the work surface. A mechanism for adjusting the dimension between the router bit and the work surface when the router is mounted with the second mechanism is also provided. The support member has a recess for receiving at least a portion of the router bit below the level of the work surface when the router is mounted with the second mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Porta-Nails, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Totten
  • Patent number: 5000628
    Abstract: A new square hole cutter is designed so as to be as compact as possible with minimal clearance space between each individual component. The rotating cutting gears are one piece items that attach to a central hub. The drive shaft and central drive gear are disposed through the central hub. The central drive gear is removable by pulling it over the drive shaft, thereby allowing the drive shaft to quickly removed. The whole cutting unit is easily and quickly assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventor: Erick A. Sandoval
  • Patent number: 4940067
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting biscuit joints can be quickly and easily mounted onto a conventional router table. The apparatus cuts mitered and compound mitered biscuit joints and it includes a work piece support surface which can be angularly adjusted with respect to the router table and cutting element and which can be moved toward and away from the cutting element to enable the cutting element to form cuts in a work piece positioned on the work piece support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Inventor: Paul R. Beard
  • Patent number: 4903743
    Abstract: A woodworking machine comprising at least one tenoning-and-mortizing spindle associated with a length-cutting device and a pivoting roller table consisting of a roller carriage and an associated table plate receiving the workpiece and pivoting about said carriage around a vertical axis is designed in such a manner that in spite of the pivotability of the roller table or of its table plate the same length of the oblique window wood will be obtained in any angular position of said roller table or its table plate. For that purpose the invention provides that the vertical pivot axis of the roller table or its table plate be located on the straight line of intersection between two parallel planes of which one is parallel to the direction of advance of the roller table and includes that side of the saw blade of the length-cutting device which faces the workpiece, whereas the other plane includes one of the two longitudinal sides of the workpiece, the two planes subtending an angle >
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Okma Oberkochener Maschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Siegfried Zweig
  • Patent number: 4890655
    Abstract: A butt-end wood holding system for a tenoning-and-mortising apparatus. The butt-end wood holding system comprising a pivotal guide member which engages the butt-end of a work-piece. The pivotal guide member is rotatably linked to the relatively fixed base of the mortising-and-tenoning spindle so that rotation of a concentric and rotatable support ring of the guide member, located about the spindle support, results in a parallel horizontal translation of the pivoting guide member. The butt-end wood guide member support being separately linked to the relatively fixed mortising-and-tenoning spindle support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Okoma Oberkochener Machinen GmbH
    Inventor: Siegfried Zweig
  • Patent number: 4881583
    Abstract: A woodworking machine for cutting tenons and mortises in woods, especially window woods, and comprising at least one tenoning-and-mortising unit and at least one lengthwise profiling unit, where a length-cutting device and a roller table are associated with the tenoning-and-mortising unit, where further a transverse conveyor is provided to move the window wood into an operational position wherein the second end of the window wood shall be provided with tenon and mortise and also comprising a transfer system to transfer the window wood equipped at both ends with tenons and mortises to the lengthwise profiling equipment, said machine being designed in such a manner that its manufacture is economical and its construction is compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Okoma Oberkochener Machinen GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Zehender
  • Patent number: 4787432
    Abstract: A single mortise or a plurality of conveniently spaced mortises may be created in a single workpiece. A corresponding single or plurality of tenons may be created in a second workpiece to be joined to the first workpiece. The method of creating the mortises and tenons involves the use of a tool, containing a rigid plate against which a workpiece may be secured, and a template positioned so that the lower face of the template is adjacent to the rigid plate. The template contains a mortise guide, consisting of openings in the template through which a router may be inserted to carve mortises in the workpiece. The template also contains a first tenon guide, against which a router may be guided to carve one half of a tenon or series of tenons in a workpiece. The template also contains a second tenon guide, consisting of a pattern of the same size and shape, and opposite in orientation, to the pattern of the first tenon guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Inventor: James D. Williams
  • Patent number: 4653557
    Abstract: A cross slide for receiving and locationally holding an elongate workpiece, such as a picture frame member, is supported upon a carriage which is reciprocally movable along an axis which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the workpiece. The cross slide is laterally movable to bring the face surface of the workpiece against an adjustable stop carried by the carriage. In response to forward movement of the carriage, the workpiece is intercepted by a rotating cutting tool which cuts an elongate, longitudinally extending slot into the workpiece from the rear surface thereof at a predetermined distance from the face surface regardless of the thickness of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Gerard L. Merrill
  • Patent number: 4576213
    Abstract: A table, movably carried upon a stationary base, is provided with a fixed jaw and a movable jaw for gripping the lateral edges of a door or similar panel-like workpiece. The table is movable in reciprocal directions against adjustably positionable stops to place a longitudinal edge of the door at predetermined locations relative the cutting path of a router. The router is mounted upon a carriage which is horizontally and vertically movably supported upon a frame upstanding from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Inventor: Frank A. Miller
  • Patent number: 4484607
    Abstract: A device is fitted on automatic cycle woodworking machines and is able to protect the material subjected to machining against the danger of it splintering in the region of the outgoing edge of the tool.The device consists of a movable element provided with a splinter preventing block and constituted by a carriage movable, in two directions, along the infeed path of the pieces to be machined. The carriage has connected to it an extension to which is secured a wood block that constitutes the splinter preventing means for the pieces to be machined, and this is able to rotate around a longitudinal axis along which the carriage traverses from a position away from the piece being machined to a position close thereto, the carriage and the extension being so controlled that the splinter prevention block is automatically positioned for the period of time needed for machining, on each piece to be handled, in the region of the outgoing edge of the tool with respect to the direction of rotation of this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: SCM Finanziaria S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Gemmani
  • Patent number: 4479523
    Abstract: A patterning jig for use with a router has a flat template with space-opposed side margins joined by respective front and rear margins. A first opening through the template is spaced inwardly a predetermined distance from one of the side margins and is centered on a line running between those side margins inwardly from the front margin. Also formed in the template is a tongue centered on that line, disposed toward the other of the side margins from the opening and positioned between a pair of open spaces defined through the template. A flat guide projects downwardly from the template parallel to and spaced inwardly of the line from the front margin. Various other accessory components are discussed for expanding upon the facility of usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Inventors: Dale Peterson, Dean Martin
  • Patent number: 4478264
    Abstract: A mortising machine adapted for connection to a conventional electric motor includes a frame having rotatably mounted therein a helically-grooved shaft on which is threadedly mounted a router assembly carrying a rotatable router bit for reciprocation along the grooved shaft upon its rotation. The shaft of the router bit and the grooved shaft are both driven from a drive shaft journaled in the frame by a drive connection arrangement of pulleys and timing belts to simultaneously rotate and reciprocate the router bit for cutting a linear mortised slot. For driving the shaft of the router bit, the drive arrangement includes a pulley on each of the drive shaft and router bit shaft, a traveling idler pulley mounted on an arm pivoted on the router assembly, and a timing belt trained about the pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: McKnight-Miller Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Claud T. Miller, Larry W. Miller
  • Patent number: 4446899
    Abstract: A tenoner provided with two driven milling cutters positioned opposite each other on both sides of a traveling carrier for a workpiece. Each cutter is carried in a carriage mounted in a supporting element which comprises a base displaceable on the frame in two mutually perpendicular directions. The carriage is tiltable around two mutually perpendicular axes for setting the location and angular position of a tenon.These axes intersect each other at an imaginary point coinciding with the root of the tenon, which is i.e. the center of the common attachment plane of tenon and workpiece. The cutters each make a stepwise revolution and a rectilinear reciprocating motion around the root in producing a tenon. Because of this arrangement, the angular setting of the cutter can be quickly adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Assignee: Helmes Machinefabriek B.V.
    Inventor: Jacobus H. Luyten
  • Patent number: 4352588
    Abstract: A rail and stile member of a wood frame is joined at a curvilinear edge at abutting facial surfaces. In a number of embodiments the members have a tenon and mortise connection behind the curvilinear edge. In one embodiment a three piece joint is formed with curvilinear edges at each pair of abutting facial surfaces. The method of forming the joint includes the forming of a guide template having the desired configuration but displaced from the joint line and cutting of the rail and stile with a router tool of a preselected bit size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Inventor: Benjamin Davies, III
  • Patent number: 4223708
    Abstract: A machine for cutting a rectangular mortise in either or both sides of a log intended for building construction, with means for determining accurately the spacing of each mortise from an adjacent end of the log and/or from an adjacent mortise, and the method of operating the machine to effect a plurality of spaced cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: New England Log Homes, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfonso A. Paris, Jr., Douglas W. Muscanell
  • Patent number: 4104938
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gypsum wallboard panel having kerfing in opposing edges thereof which extends substantially the length of the edges but terminates prior to the corners of the panel a distance sufficient to prevent weakening of the corners of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Nels Nelsson
  • Patent number: 4073324
    Abstract: A mortising machine having a mortising tool which is designed to oscillate on an elliptical path; the mortising tool is supported on a carrier shaft which is eccentric to a motor drive shaft; the invention concerns the eccentric support for the support shaft and the elements that attach the mortising tools to the carrier shaft, in particular a sleeve is supported on its exterior and is rotated concentrically with the motor shaft, the sleeve has an eccentric opening which rotatably receives another sleeve also having an eccentric opening in it and the carrier shaft is carried in the latter opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1978
    Assignee: Max Mayer Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Max Mayer