With Tip Cooling, Clamping, Or Lighting Means Patents (Class 219/230)
  • Patent number: 10857427
    Abstract: A hard-point fixture placement system places a fixture that is pre-loaded with a curable adhesive by mechanically extruding the adhesive between the fixture and a target surface to which the fixture is to be attached. The placement system includes an irradiating device to cure the adhesive. The hard-point fixture stores the adhesive in a reservoir that is protected from the curing radiation. Once the curing process is complete, the fixture is released from the placement system leaving the fixture affixed to the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel King, Isaac Ehrenberg, Alexander Sawyer, Graham Arrick, Juliette E. Mahaffey, William McFarland, David Carter
  • Patent number: 10790718
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a stator around which an aluminum wire having a resin coating layer formed on a surface of the aluminum wire is wound; and a rotator arranged on an inner side of the stator to be rotatable, the aluminum wire comprising a terminal wire including an aluminum exposed portion, from which the resin coating layer is peeled off to expose an aluminum core wire, the stator comprising a terminal with which the aluminum exposed portion and a power supply wire for use in supplying electric power for rotating the rotator are connected, the terminal electrically conducting the aluminum exposed portion and the power supply wire, and a first solder layer formed on the terminal, covering an entire surface of the aluminum exposed portion, and joining the aluminum exposed portion and the terminal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Fujimoto, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Hironori Yabuuchi, Ryo Nabika, Yukie Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10695120
    Abstract: An adapter element for receiving an HF surgical handpiece is proposed. The adapter element is characterized in that it is possible by receiving the handpiece in the adapter element to form a smoke duct in said adapter element for discharging smoke from a treatment area, at least one stick-, point-, ring-, sphere- or loop-shaped electrode or combinations of the same being attached on the distal end of the adapter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Hagg
  • Patent number: 10631917
    Abstract: An electrosurgical pencil for use in performing surgery on a surgical site includes a main body forming a handle grippable by user and having open front and rear ends. The pencil has a vent tube which is open at its forward end, mounted in an airflow vent of the body, and slidable therein. The tube is adjustable in its longitudinal direction from a retracted position to various extended positions. An elongate electrode is mountable in the tube and independently slidable therein. The electrode is adjustable in its longitudinal direction from a retracted position to various extended positions where a forward section of the electrode projects from the open forward end of the tube. The electrode tool is adjustable by manually pulling on a projecting forward section of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Leonard Ineson
  • Patent number: 10556288
    Abstract: The present invention provides a soldering iron with a tip having two separate halves that are electrically isolated from one another. When both halves of the tip are applied to an electrically conductive material, such as the material to be soldered, an electrical circuit between the tip halves and an electrical power source is completed. Therefore, the tip can reach operating temperatures quickly. When the tip is removed from the joint, the electrical circuit is broken and the tip material may quickly cool to a temperature safe for human contact. The tip material permits higher power outputs than other battery operated portable soldering irons and heat and cools faster the conventional soldering tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Dragos Axinte
  • Patent number: 10499771
    Abstract: Multi-function tongs are presented including: a pair of arms mechanically hinged along a proximal end; a pair of rotatable paddles each rotatably coupled with each of the pair of arms along a distal end; a pair of rotatable gears each rotatably coupled with each of the pair of rotatable paddles and with each of the pair of arms, where the pair of rotatable gears mesh when the multi-function tongs are in the closed position; and a pair of levers mechanically coupled with each of the pair of rotatable gears, the pair of levers extending outwardly from each of the pair of arms. In some embodiments, multi-function tongs further include: a tongs lock disposed along the proximal end to lock the multi-function tongs in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KIERAN BERGIN INC.
    Inventor: Kieran John Bergin
  • Patent number: 10456190
    Abstract: An illuminated energy device includes a handle, an optical waveguide coupled to the handle, and an energy tip such as an electrode coupled to the optical waveguide. The optical waveguide is preferably adjustably coupled to the handle, and adjustment of the optical waveguide moves a distal end of the optical waveguide closer to or further away from a target such as tissue in a surgical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Invuity, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Vayser, Fernando Erismann, Scott Taylor, Jason Hegener
  • Patent number: 10406554
    Abstract: An ergonomic glue pen employs a spring-loaded advancing assembly for advancing a glue stick toward a heater. When the proper temperature is reached, a trigger is depressed to dispense glue through a forward nozzle. In some embodiments, the nozzle changes color when the proper temperature is obtained. A button at the side of the glue pen is manually displaceable by the user. The glue stick is loaded at the rear of the glue pen via a one-way collet. The trigger preferably interacts with the advancing assembly via a spring-loaded ratchet mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Acme United Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas L. Seferi
  • Patent number: 10307976
    Abstract: A method of repairing a first automotive part that includes providing a connector tab and applying a fluidic thermoplastic material to the connector tab and/or the first automotive part to attach the connector tab to the first automotive part. The connector tab comprises: a retainer portion sized to attach to the first automotive part, wherein the retainer portion has a plurality of holes formed therethrough, and wherein the plurality of holes is configured to receive the fluidic thermoplastic material to secure the retainer portion to the first automotive part; and a coupler portion defining a shape corresponding to a portion of the first automotive part, the coupler portion forming a coupler, which is configured to operably engage another coupler of a second automotive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SERVICE KING PAINT & BODY, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Harrier, Jason Milazzo
  • Patent number: 10177519
    Abstract: A connector demating tool can include first and second jaws moveable relative to one another. First and second separators can be supported about the first and second jaws. The first and second separators can be configured to engage first and second connector portions of a connector. An actuating mechanism can be operable to actuate at least one of the first and second jaws and the first and second separators. The actuating mechanism can facilitate application of, by the first and second separators, an equal separation force to the first and second connector portions of the connector to demate the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Khashan F. Alam, James A. Hinsdale, Erik W. Matter
  • Patent number: 9987037
    Abstract: A debridement device having a controllable Lorentz-force actuator is disclosed. The debridement device includes a nozzle delivering a jet of debridement substance to a tissue and the jet is driven by the Lorentz-force actuator. The device may have a suction port for removing the debridement substance. A second Lorentz-force actuator can be used for each of the jet and suction. The first and second Lorentz-force actuators for the jet and suction can also be configured to provide for continuous jet injection and continuous suction. The device may include a second nozzle delivering a second jet of debridement substance to the region of tissue and the first and second jets may intersect and dissipate into a mist upon intersection to dissipate the kinetic energy of the jets. The Lorentz-force actuator may drive a reciprocating piston pump providing continuous pressure to the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Ian W. Hunter, Nora Catherine Hogan, Ashley A. Brown
  • Patent number: 9908250
    Abstract: A shaving razor cartridge with a housing having a guard, a cap, and one or more blades located between the guard and the cap. The guard is positioned in front of the one or more blades and the cap is positioned behind said one or more blades. A heat delivering element is mounted to the housing for transferring heat during a shaving stroke. The heat delivering element includes a skin contacting surface and an opposing bottom surface defined by a perimeter wall. An insulating member is positioned within the perimeter wall. The insulating member has a first surface facing the bottom surface of the heat delivering element and a second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Hodgson, Norbert Broemse, Klaus Heubach, Timo Schmitt, Maurice Schirmer, Felix Koenig, Juergen Behrendt
  • Patent number: 9908139
    Abstract: A timed glue gun includes a glue pushing unit including a trigger, a glue pushing member and a heating member for melting the hot melt glue stick, and a control unit including a timing member and an alarm member. The trigger is at a released position, and is operable to be pressed to a triggered position. The timing member starts to count upwards from zero when the heating member starts to heat up, and controls the alarm member to emit a first alarm signal when counting to a first elapsed time. The alarm member emits a second alarm signal when the timing member counts to a second elapsed time longer than the first elapsed time in response to continuous location of the trigger at the released position for the second elapsed time during heating of the heating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Chia-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 9861428
    Abstract: A medical device includes an end effector configured to apply bipolar energy to target tissue along a working portion thereof and a fluid control system to control the flow of a fluid produced when the end effector applies the bipolar energy to heat the target tissue. The fluid control system includes a fluid path element defining a fluid path, a distal fluid port configured to intake the fluid adjacent to the working portion of an end effector for transport through the fluid path, and a proximal fluid port configured to intake the fluid transported through the fluid path and to exhaust the transported fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Trees, Susan G. Arshonsky, Jonathan T. Batross, Chad P. Boudreaux, Edward G. Chekan, Catherine A. Corbett, Craig T. Davis, Alex W. Kiturkes, Terry A. McFarland, David A. Monroe, John M. Sarley, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, John B. Schulte, Foster B. Stulen, Aaron C. Voegele, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Tamara Widenhouse, David A. Witt
  • Patent number: 9808306
    Abstract: An improved electrosurgical scalpel, with fume evacuation, for generating electrical signals intended for applications to the body of a patient via an electrosurgical electrode is provided that includes a channel to evacuate fumes generated. An electrosurgical scalpel includes a handle with a receptacle portion of a conductive hollow member for mounting and retaining an electrode blade and evacuating fumes, an optional light source with a power source that may be encapsulated within the handle and a vacuum port for applying a vacuum source to draw fumes away from the electrode tip through the chanel. Operation of a slide on the handle serves to retract or extend the electrode blade, and direct fume evacuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Carl Balog
  • Patent number: 9776271
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide a nozzle for a desoldering tool that facilitates the removal of solder from components having a large difference between the width and thickness dimensions of the solder connection. The present application discloses a nozzle for use with a desoldering tool for melting and sucking solder away. The nozzle includes a distal end surface which is heated to a temperature melting the solder. The distal end surface, as an upstream end of a molten solder suction path, defines a non-circular elongated generally oval shaped opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Toshikazu Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9757848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detaching equipment for detaching an electronic device and a detaching method thereof. A base of the detaching equipment comprises a bearing groove for bearing the electronic device. The first fixing unit and the second fixing unit are disposed at the base. A fixing member of the first fixing unit is capable of moving along a first direction to fix a housing of the electronic device. A protruding portion of the fixing member faces the bearing groove. A baffle of the second fixing unit moves along a second direction to be inserted between a motherboard and a battery unit. At least one lifting portion of a pry bar is provided with an arc. The arc of the lifting portion fits the battery unit of the electronic device, and the pry bar abuts against the protruding portion to lift and detach the battery unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Hou Yang, Chih-Ming Hsu
  • Patent number: 9731444
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) drawing device having a housing configured for manipulation by a user's hand and to accept a feed stock that is, in certain embodiments, a strand of thermoplastic. The drawing device has a nozzle assembly with an exit nozzle and a motor connected to a gear train that engages the strand of thermoplastic feed stock such that rotation of the motor causes the feed stock to be extruded out of the exit nozzle to form a three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: WobbleWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Dilworth, Maxwell Bogue
  • Patent number: 9700951
    Abstract: The invention is directed to designs for heater-sensor sub-assemblies for soldering cartridges and de-soldering cartridges for soldering systems. The designs provide a high thermal capacity and accurate tip temperature sensing and control features. The coil portion of the heater assembly is spaced proximally from the distal end of the subassembly to segregate the coil from the thermocouple temperature sensor. The solder cartridges include connector wires of dissimilar sizes and materials to couple the heater coil wire to the connections of a handle and the soldering station to reduce heat conduction to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: HAKKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuzaki, Hitoshi Takeuchi, Toshizaki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9636830
    Abstract: A shaving razor cartridge with a housing having a guard, a cap, and one or more blades located between the guard and the cap. The guard is positioned in front of the one or more blades and the cap is positioned behind said one or more blades. A heat delivering element is mounted to the housing for transferring heat during a shaving stroke. The heat delivering element includes a skin contacting surface and an opposing bottom surface defined by a perimeter wall. An insulating member is positioned within the perimeter wall. The insulating member has a first surface facing the bottom surface of the heat delivering element and a second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Hodgson, Norbert Broemse, Klaus Heubach, Timo Schmitt, Maurice Schirmer, Felix Koenig, Juergen Behrendt
  • Patent number: 9578794
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for detaching a component from a mounting surface to which the component is attached by an adhesive. The apparatus includes a right-angled hook, a curved hook, a connecting body and an adjusting member. On one side of the component, the right-angled hook protrudes into a first space between the component and the mounting surface. On another side of the component, the curved hook protrudes into a second space between the component and the mounting surface. The connecting body connects the right-angled hook and the curved hook. In response to a thermal process, the adhesion of the adhesive is reduced, and an adjustment of the adjusting member allows the curved hook to provide a shear force in order to detach the component from the mounting surface. A method for detaching a component from a mounting surface is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Bielick, Michk Huang, Yun Ting Lee
  • Patent number: 9480996
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system includes a first fluid supply device for supplying a first fluid, a second fluid supply device for supplying a second fluid, a first heater for heating the first fluid to a first predetermined temperature and a second heater for heating the second fluid to a second predetermined temperature. The dispensing system further includes a nozzle for dispensing the first fluid and the second fluid, the nozzle dispensing the first fluid and the second fluid in intimate contact with one another, the first and second fluids being dispensed at a dispensing temperature, and a nozzle heater, the nozzle heater maintaining the nozzle at a third predetermined temperature independent of the first and/or second predetermined temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ilinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas H. Reiland, Larry W. Flatt, Paul M. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9469039
    Abstract: A shaving razor cartridge with a housing having a guard, a cap, and one or more blades located between the guard and the cap. The guard is positioned in front of the one or more blades and the cap is positioned behind the one or more blades. A heat delivering element is mounted to the housing for transferring heat during a shaving stroke. The heat delivering element includes a skin contacting surface and an opposing bottom surface defined by a perimeter wall. An insulating member is positioned within the perimeter wall. The insulating member has a first surface facing the bottom surface of the heat delivering element and a second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Matthew James Hodgson, Norbert Broemse, Klaus Heubach, Timo Schmitt, Maurice Schirmer, Felix Koenig
  • Patent number: 9351786
    Abstract: The present embodiments enable the length and/or diameter of the heating segment of a medical treatment device to be adjusted on the fly during a treatment procedure, without a need to interrupt the procedure, thus allowing a single catheter to be used at different locations in a hollow anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jiun Keat Ong, Chunlang Hong, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 9337602
    Abstract: A clamp device for axial connector includes a clamp unit which has two clamp members connected to the first end thereof, and the two clamp members are located corresponding to each other. Each clamp member has a clamp portion and each clamp portion has a slot. The clamp unit has two arms pivotably connected to each other in a cross form. The clamp members clamp the axial connector and the protrusions on the axial connector are engaged with the slots of the clamp members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Chung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9333579
    Abstract: Arms serve as utility accessories to a tip of a soldering iron or a soldering gun. Preferably, the arms are held in a substantially fixed orientation relative to the heated tip or working end of the soldering device. Components are placed against the heating element and held in place by working ends such as clamp-like or tapered claws, jaws or forks on ends of the arms or rods. This arrangement allows the operator to hold the soldering device in one hand and to apply solder while the components remain fixed to the heating element or tip. Arms may be attached to a conventional soldering device or may be integrated with soldering device components to create a new form of soldering device for manual use. Arms serve as a safety mechanism to prevent a hot soldering tip from needlessly contacting proximate surfaces and encourages heat transfer to components receiving solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Erik J Tostengard
  • Patent number: 8975561
    Abstract: The invention describes a heating apparatus comprising at least one heater (9) in which one or more electric heating elements (11) are arranged, and at least one heat transmitter (1), which is connected with the at least one heater (9), comprises heat transmitter surfaces and is formed from an extruded profile (1a, 28, 28a) in which the at least one heater (9) is fitted, in which at least part of the walls (6, 22, 22a) of the extruded profile (1a), which are not in contact with a heating element (11), is provided with openings through which a gaseous or liquid medium can flow through the extruded profile (1a, 28, 28a) in transverse direction to the direction of extrusion (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Luppold, Alexander Dauth, Hans-Peter Etzkorn, Rolf Merte, Frank Bartmann, Stefan Brosig, Norbert Ernst, Stephan Dick, Christian Dörrie
  • Publication number: 20140091075
    Abstract: A soldering device for plastics adhering includes a handle having two protruded rings and a button assembly, a body having a pivoting portion and a head portion, the body pivotally rotated relative to the handle in a certain angle between the body and the handle, two conducting rods electrically connected to the button assembly, one end of each conducting rod inserted into the body, another end of each conducting rod exposed out from the body, an electrical storage element assembled into the handle and electrically connected to the button assembly and the two conducting rods. Therefore, when a user presses the button assembly, a unit of electricity is delivered to the conducting rod, so that an amount of heat is generated to adhere or repair an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 8551080
    Abstract: A system for heating a heat-transformable shape memory surgical device. The system includes a sealed, sterilizable housing, a thermal probe for heating the shape memory surgical device, the thermal probe being connected with the housing, and a printed circuit board positioned within the housing. The printed circuit board includes a system controller having a power circuit for controlling the receipt and distribution of heating power to the thermal probe, a feedback circuit for measuring a condition of the shape memory surgical device via the thermal probe, and a control circuit for receiving data from the feedback circuit and adjustably controlling an amount of heating power that the power circuit distributes to the thermal probe. The control circuit includes an automatic-cutout circuit for terminating the distribution of heating power to the thermal probe after a specific amount of time or upon the occurrence of a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: InteliFUSE, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Ashman, Eugene Antoine, Jr., Charles R. Strand
  • Patent number: 8222568
    Abstract: An electrically heated tool adapted for an anchoring device includes a housing having an opening, a heating head extending forwardly out of the opening, and a movable member disposed movably on the heating head and extending forwardly out of the opening. The movable member has an engagement hole permitting extension of the heating head therethrough, a front annular surface, a loading portion disposed on the front annular surface, and a loading space defined between the loading portion and the front annular surface. The movable member is movable relative to the heating head between an extended position whereat a front pressing surface of the heating head is spaced apart from a forwardly protruding nose of the device, and a retracted position whereat the front pressing surface contacts the nose. A spring is disposed for biasing the movable member toward the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Chia-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 8222559
    Abstract: An automatic soldering machine includes a frame assembly, an electric iron and a movable module fixed on the frame assembly. The movable module is used for making the electric iron connected with the movable module randomly move to a specified position at a predetermined area. The movable module includes a first driving unit having a first leading element movable along a first axis, a second driving unit having a second leading element movable along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, a third driving unit having a third leading element movable along a third axis perpendicular to the first and second axis and a rotating unit capable of rotating around an axis thereof. The third driving unit is connected with the first leading element. The second driving unit is connected with the third leading element. The rotating unit is connected with the second leading element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Lin Chen, Xiao-Lin Wu, Shaobo Zhang, Zai-Wei Zou, Jun Ma
  • Patent number: 7807949
    Abstract: A cartridge system for a cartridge type soldering iron has a sleeve stopper with hooks and a sleeve which goes over the stopper. The hooks of the sleeve stopper lock with a socket assembly of the soldering iron which connects to an electrical source. A tip cartridge of the soldering iron has a tip retaining mechanism to fix the sleeve stopper with respect to the tip cartridge. The sleeve is made from a non-heat conducting material to protect a user's fingers from heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuhiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7745760
    Abstract: A soldering iron provided with a soldering tip that melts solder at a distal end, having inside said soldering tip a substantially cylindrical insertion fit recess portion extending from a proximal end of the soldering tip to the distal end, opening at the proximal end, and a heater formed into a coil shape and whose surface is covered with an insulating oxide film being fittingly inserted into the insertion fit recess portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Taiyo Electric Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Shigekawa
  • Publication number: 20080073332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a soldering device for joining two work pieces and more specifically, a soldering device with two cooperating spring biased jaws adapted to grip a work piece to be joined to a second work piece to uniformly apply heat energy to the work pieces, and reduce the risk of burning and melting items adjacent to the work pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Phillip J. Racheter
  • Patent number: 7156278
    Abstract: An auxiliary soldering tool includes a first jaw plate having a first holding portion and a first holding portion, a second jaw plate having a second holding portion and a second holding portion, and two elastic press plates each respectively rested on the first holding portion of the first jaw plate and the second holding portion of the second jaw plate. Thus, the auxiliary soldering tool facilitates the soldering work of two wires, so that the worker can solder and connect the two wires easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Pi-Liang Wu
  • Patent number: 7126086
    Abstract: A soldering iron is configured to heat its tip and emit inert gas near the tip. This is accomplished by providing a heater cartridge having a heater pipe with a tip portion and a base portion. The heater pipe has a first hole in the tip portion and a second hole at the base portion. The heater pipe has a passage between the first and second holes so that gas can enter through the second hole and exit through the first hole. The heater cartridge has a grip handle between the tip and base portions of the heater pipe. The soldering iron has a handle base with a cavity adapted to receive the base portion of the heater pipe and at least a portion of the grip handle. The handle base is adapted to provide power and gas to the base portion of the heater pipe. The heater pipe transfers the power and gas from the base portion to the tip portion to heat the tip and emit gas near the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Konishi, Toshikazu Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 6969828
    Abstract: An ice scraper including an elongated, hollow body portion, having a first end and a second end, and capable of receiving a lock de-icer container within the hollow body portion at the first end, wherein the lock de-icer container includes means for dispensing de-icer; and a blade member having an outer periphery and a forward edge, with a scraper blade formed in said forward edge for scraping ice from a surface, said blade member mounted to said hollow body portion at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventors: William J Deane, III, Briana L. Deane, Brittany L. Deane
  • Patent number: 6858822
    Abstract: A method and apparatus achieves making a surface-analysis determination precedent to allowing an electrofusion welding operation on pipe stock which is prescribed to be scraped, skinned or cleaned of surface contaminants prior to being graded ‘passable’ for such electrofusion welding. The method and apparatus utilizes non-contacting probes affixed to the welding power-supply leads such that inspection is automatic on the applicable pipe section(s) contemporaneously prior to enabling power-supply to the hot-wire welding coils. If the applicable pipe section fails the inspection, the welding equipment is disabled until the probes are disassembled, and then re-assembled for a succeeding inspection, such that during the interim an operator presumptively rectifies the situation as by re-scraping or skinning the applicable pipe section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Dave Emerson
  • Patent number: 6831252
    Abstract: An electric soldering iron useful for heavy duty applications, such as sheet metal lamination, comprises a soldering tip held between two carbon electrodes which are electrically connected through busses to a source of low voltage, variable amperage current. The carbon electrodes are preferably graphite. An additional feature allows the tip to pivot to various angles with respect to the handle to provide optimum comfort and soldering efficiency. The body of the soldering tip is provided with longitudinal grooves into which the shaped carbon electrodes are slid and are secured in place with suitable fasteners, such as bolts. Alternatively, the electrodes may have a contour corresponding to the surface of the body of the soldering tip and are then clamped or otherwise secured to the body. Another option is to use electrodes that are shaped as cylindrical plugs seated in blind recesses in the body of the soldering tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Dennis M. Crookshanks
  • Patent number: 6786386
    Abstract: A soldering iron comprises a tip end; a heater portion for electrically heating the tip end of the soldering iron; a holding portion provided at the rear end of the heater portion: a heat pipe structure provided in the holding portion; a first heat pipe holder for holding a frontal portion of the heat pipe structure to which heat generated at the heater portion is transferred; a second heat pipe holder for holding a rear part of the heat pipe structure; and a grip portion placed externally around the first heat pipe holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuhiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 6713707
    Abstract: A welding material is constructed and arranged to be positioned in electrically conductive relation between exterior surface portions of first and second weldable members at a location where the first and second weldable members are to be joined. The welding material includes at least one welding material member constructed of an electrically conductive metallic welding material capable of melting when heated by application of an electrical current. Each welding material member is mounted on the exterior surface of the first weldable member and then positioned between the exterior surfaces of the first and second weldable members to be electrically conductively disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Magna International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Richard D. Ashley, Victor J. Malczewski
  • Patent number: 6710304
    Abstract: The present invention allows a user to select a handle that is ergonomically friendly to a user's hand and replace it with the replaceable handle that is designed to fit over a soldering iron rod. There are a number of advantages to the present invention. One of the advantages is that a user can choose an individual handle with the desired shape, size, color, and material. Another advantage is that since each user has an individual handle, hygiene problems may be minimized. Still another advantage is the cost savings because as the replaceable handle wears out, only the handle needs to be replaced rather than the whole soldering iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Bungo Yokoo
  • Patent number: 6367688
    Abstract: A soldering pliers construction 10 including a pair of pivoted handle members 20, 21 having anvil members 30, 40 provided on their outboard ends. Each of the anvil members 30, 40 are provided with at least one pair of complementary lateral grooves 32, 42 which are dimensioned to receive the abutted ends of two lengths of wire 100, 100′ which are to be joined together by a soldered connection. One of the anvil members 30 is provided with a heating element 34 for heating the butted wires 100, 100′ and the other anvil member 40 is provided with an aperture 45 that is dimensioned to receive a stick of soldering material 200 that will be melted upon contact with the heated wires 100, 100′.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Roth
  • Patent number: 6369359
    Abstract: A self feeding soldering device includes a soldering device; a solder feed mechanism carried on the soldering device; and a solder system controller in controlling connection with the soldering device and the solder feed mechanism. The solder feed mechanism allows the user to control the feed of solder wire onto the heated soldering tip of the soldering device or the area adjacent to the heated soldering tip to be soldered to free one hand of the user to secure the objects to be soldered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Terry H. Morrison
  • Patent number: 6335514
    Abstract: A solder assembly 10 which is selectively and operably connectable to a controller 12 and which has several “guns” 74, 76 which each allow for the selective creation of a several circuits, thereby allowing for the creation of substantial even solder connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Assembly Technologies Int., Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. McAmmond, Joseph H. Mickle
  • Patent number: 6288365
    Abstract: A solder assembly 10 which is selectively and operably connectable to a controller 12 and which has several “guns” 74, 76 which each allow for the selective creation of a several circuits, thereby allowing for the creation of substantial even solder connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventors: Matthew J. McAmmond, Joseph H. Mickle
  • Patent number: 6268589
    Abstract: A device for heating and closing heat-retractable clamps for surgical use includes a housing which encloses an electronic power and control circuit, a power cord connected to the circuit, and a heating unit for applying heat to the clamps. The electronic power and control circuit includes a power supply, a controller and a regulating circuit for delivering different predetermined amounts of heat, each corresponding to a clamp of a given size. The heating unit is capable of being sterilized in an autoclave and includes a linking cord, one end of which is capable of being plugged into the housing for the electronic circuit and the other end of which is coupled with a sleeve having a pair of electrodes and a control switch for operating the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: M.B.A., S.A.
    Inventor: Francis Flot
  • Patent number: 6215104
    Abstract: A soldering iron includes a housing for accommodating therein at least one heating element and a soldering bit which is releasably secured to the housing. The heating element includes a heat-transmitting contact surface provided on an end face thereof which faces the soldering bit. A heat reception surface of said soldering bit is located opposite the contact surface and in direct contact therewith with no intermediate layer therebetween. A temperature sensor is located adjacent the contact surface and between the contact surface and a filament winding of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Cooper Tools GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Kurpiela, Jürgen Staiger, Ralf Zerweck
  • Patent number: 6147325
    Abstract: In a fixing device for fixing a soldering tip to a soldering device, the soldering tip comprises a front working end and a rear fixing end opposite the front working end, and the soldering device comprises a joining end for fixing the fixing end. A rotational-symmetric section is arranged at least at one end. In order to enable in a constructive and simple manner a safe and easily detachable fixing of a soldering tip in the soldering device, one end comprises a conical section, which is provided with an outer cone at least at some portions in the circumferential direction. This outer cone is arranged eccentrically with respect to the rotational-symmetric section, wherein the other end is provided with an inner cone in which the outer cone is supported rotatable between an insertion position and a fixing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Cooper Tools GmbH
    Inventor: Ernst Eisele
  • Patent number: 6127657
    Abstract: An air-operated soldering device includes a pair of air cylinders which are operable to clamp a workpiece between the cylinders and a base. A clip holder is then advanced against the workpiece by a clip holder air cylinder. A pair of electrodes are then advanced against the workpiece by a pair of electrode air cylinders, and the electrodes are used to solder electrical contacts to the workpiece. An air operated position sensor is used as a limit switch to determine when the workpiece is properly positioned in the soldering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Hendrick, Michael E. Wheaton