With Driver Acting Through Clamp Jaw Patents (Class 227/30)
  • Patent number: 8413865
    Abstract: A wire guide apparatus for a powered staple gun is adapted to be housed in a low-profile housing at the front end of the staple gun, forward of the safety and staple driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Arrow Fastener Co., LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Mandel, Pei-Chang Sun
  • Patent number: 7712646
    Abstract: An adaptor (10) for a fastening tool (12) having an attachment portion (18) for coupling the adaptor (10) to the fastening tool and a support (14, 16) for coupling a mounting bracket (26) to the adaptor (10), arranged so as to hold the mounting bracket (26) relative to a substrate and allow a fastener from the tool to be driven through the mounting bracket to secure the mounting bracket to the substrate (52). A holder for holding an item to facilitate attachment of said item to a substrate by a fastener, wherein the holder magnetically retains the item in a position to receive the fastener from a fastener tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Cetram Pty Limited
    Inventors: Tim Gamble, Andrew Crawford, Fred Blochlinger
  • Patent number: 7641090
    Abstract: A quick-releasable nail output nozzle for a nail gun includes a nozzle base, which is affixed to a nail outlet port of a nail magazine and has a nail output groove on the front side for guiding out a bar of nails, two side wings, and two hooks spaced below the side wings. A nozzle cover is covered on the front side of the nozzle base and has two flanges with protruding blocks respectively hooked on the back side of the side wings of the nozzle base. A locking lever is pivoted to the nozzle cover. A hook rod is pivoted to the locking lever for hooking up with the hooks of the nozzle base by means of the control of the locking lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Mobiletron Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Hsiung Ho
  • Patent number: 7562443
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assembling box springs for use in bedding applications. The apparatus comprises a base for supporting a frame and a spring unit, a framework with a plurality of tools coupled thereto. Each tool has an associated module adjuster coupled thereto. A vertical drive mechanism provides relative movement between the tools and the base where the tools may be disposed between a first vertical position and a second vertical position. A horizontal drive mechanism provides relative horizontal movement between the tools and the base. Each tool is configured to secure a respective module of a row of the spring unit to a corresponding target location on the frame when disposed in the second vertical position and each module adjuster is configured to align a respective module with a corresponding fastening location when the tool is disposed in the second vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Brian A. Rowe
  • Patent number: 7290693
    Abstract: A cable holding assembly for cable staplers is provided, which is housed inside a slot in front of the muzzle of a cable stapler. The cable holding assembly contains a spring blade, a holder blade, and a resistance blade. The spring blade is configured on the wall of the slot to position the holder blade inside the slot but flexible enough to allow the holder blade to be removed and inserted. The holder blade is H-shaped, forming a first cable holding end and a second holding end at the top and the bottom for cables of different gauges respectively. When the holder blade is inserted into the slot, the bottom end of the resistance blade is pressed against the arched edge of the cable holding end at the top so that the other cable holding end is extended outside of the slot and the cable stapler for holding down the cable reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Li-Jung Cheng
  • Patent number: 6994241
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method and apparatus for squaring wall panel assemblies prior to nailing sheathing material thereto. A preformed wall section having a frame and studs has a sheathing member placed thereover and fastened thereto whereby said components form a prefabricated wall section. To ensure that the assembled wall section is square the assembly line has squaring stops positioned on each side of the guide track. These stops are engineered to be in alignment with each other and causing the workpiece to form two right angles prior to release for nailing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: David Ohnesorge
  • Patent number: 6974065
    Abstract: An adaptor (8) located underneath the work surface (1) is arranged to occupy a position locking the hammer (6), which is movable in an upward direction under the action of an actuator, when the machine is required for fixing in place a hanging clip. A plate (13) provided with studs (14) and a bar (17) is positioned on top of the work surface and abutments (2) to receive a board. The presser element is a support (18) for the clip being fixed to the board. Application in frame-assembly machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Societe Cassese (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Pierre Cassese, Alain Cassese, Philippe Cassese
  • Patent number: 6131786
    Abstract: The device is used for fixing rivets, buttons, etc., which comprises an article lower part and an article upper part, to a fabric. It has a lower gripper (1) supporting the article lower part and a plunger (2) performing the riveting stroke. With the lower end of the plunger is associated an upper gripper (3) acting on the article upper part and with the upper end is associated a drive mechanism (4) responsible for the stroke movement. A finger guard bow (11), associated with the plunger and extending into the movement path of the upper gripper and which, after initiating a plunger riveting stroke, on encountering an obstacle and before reaching its end position, stops the drive mechanism and consequently the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Rolf Kamps
  • Patent number: 6065661
    Abstract: Standard tag attaching fasteners in continuous strip form are intermittently moved toward an attacher along a guide track which gradually changes shape from planar to semicircular. The T-bars are feed to the attacher, which is mounted upright on a base. At the same time, each paddle, in turn, having traveled along the guide, is oriented in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the needle, at a location in alignment with but spaced from the needle. A tag or hook, previously removed from a stack by a moveable arm with a vacuum head, is in place over the needle. A portion of the article is situated between the needle and the fastener filament, with the needle in an opening or recess of the article. Upon actuation of the apparatus, the paddle is clamped in position and driven toward the needle such that the paddle is penetrated by the needle. The attacher then ejects the T-bar which lodges on the far side of the paddle, securing the ends of the fastener together to form a closed loop around the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventors: Steven J. Kunreuther, Ronald L. Meyers
  • Patent number: 5957362
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching rivets, buttons or the like to textiles or the like, having a plunger which performs the riveting stroke and whose upward and downward movement is controlled by the interaction of the top end of the plunger with a cam plate rotationally driven by an electric motor, the apparatus performing a sequence of attachments upon actuation of a switch or the like, the electric motor (39) running at a fixed preset angular velocity being stopped briefly in the top dead-center position of the plunger (24) by a braking device or the like in order to reduce the cycle frequency of the plunger stroke. To this end, the control unit switches off the drive motor (39) in the top dead-center position of the plunger for a preprogrammed time and switches it on again after the preprogrammed waiting time has expired and actuates a brake in particular during the waiting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: William Prym GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut Samulowitz, Manfred Hardt
  • Patent number: 5908148
    Abstract: A device for fitting articles including rivets, buttons and the like, to a fabric, comprising a lower tool serving as an abutment for an article, and a ram executing a riveting stroke. A lower end of the ram joins with an upper tool for impinging upon an upper portion of the article and for urging the article against the lower tool upon execution of the riveting stroke. A rotatably driven cam disc urges an upper end of the ram for controlling travel movement of the ram. A clamp is carried by the bottom end of the ram for movement in synchronism with the ram. For finger protection, the device is operative to stop the clamp in a position spaced from the lower tool during a first lowering movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: William Prym GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl-Josef Kochs, Hans-Dieter Kopatz
  • Patent number: 5234147
    Abstract: A vertically moveable upper receiver is suspended on the machine by spring means and has a central vertical cavity therethrough. A pair of opposed springs bias together jaws in the receiver having aligned notches therein which receive the part. The upper tool or punch descends through the cavity, engages the part, drives it out of its notches and downward against the inward pressure of the jaws, the receiver descending through this operation, and the part arrives precisely centered at the setting locus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Scovill Fasteners Inc.
    Inventor: Howard Greenwalt
  • Patent number: 5044539
    Abstract: An apparatus for affixing conveyor belt fasteners (12) to a conveyor belt (10) comprises locating device (54) for locating a plurality of fasteners at equally-spaced intervals with the legs (14, 16) of the fasteners embracing an edge of the belt. A fastener affixing arrangement (30) is movable stepwise by way of an advancing mechanism (118), and is adapted to deform the arms of a fastener onto the belt, to insert a staple (24) through the arms of the fastener and through the belt and to deform the ends of the staple projecting through the belt and through the arms of the fastener. In contrast to prior art devices, the affixing arrangement (30) and the advancing mechanism (118) are driven by an actuating arrangement having an input which is rotatable continuously in one direction in order to operate the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: J. H. Fenner & Company Limited
    Inventor: Arthur Hargreaves
  • Patent number: 4978049
    Abstract: A staple drive member for a surgical stapling apparatus. The staple drive member is capable of driving up to three staples at a time and comprises a body portion having a camming surface at its proximal end contacted by a transversely moving cam, and three rectangular staple pusher plates oriented in a staggered arrangement such that two outside plates are located predominantly at the proximal end, and one middle plate is located predominantly at the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventor: David T. Green
  • Patent number: 4962875
    Abstract: A parts applying apparatus for applying buttons, rivets and other fastening parts to a garment fabric is disclosed which essentially comprises a reciprocating ram, a punch including an annular flange, a punch holder carrying the punch and a parts gripper for releasably holding parts to be clamped onto fabric. The gripper is resiliently urged toward and held in sliding engagement with the ram. An elastic member such as of rubber is interposed between the punch flange and the punch holder to absorb part of the impact pressure exerted to the fabric during the parts clamping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Sodeno
  • Patent number: 4848638
    Abstract: A punch assembly comprising a cylindrical clamper holder, a ram reciprocatingly movable therein and having an axial bore, a punch carried on the ram, a pair of clampers pivotally mounted on the clamper holder and releasably holding a fastening element, a pair of washers received in a lateral slot in the clamper holder and resiliently urged against the ram by springs, and a bolt-and-nut unit extending transversely through the axial bore of the ram and fastening the springs and the washers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K. K.
    Inventor: Takeshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4736880
    Abstract: In an apparatus for joining together a pair of fastener elements of a garment fastener, such as a snap fastener, a button or an ornamental article, with a garment fabric sandwiched between the two fastener elements, a punch assembly for forcing one fastener element against its mating fastener element has a clamp-holder divided into a pair of separate pieces, and an adjustable spring means for imparting an appropriate amount of braking force to the two clamp-holder pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K. K.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Sodeno
  • Patent number: 4703882
    Abstract: A riveting press wherein the female component of a composite button, knob or a like article of hardware is introduced between the jaws of first tongs below a sheet of textile material whose marked side faces upwardly, and wherein the male component of the article is introduced between the jaws of second tongs at a level above the sheet. The first tongs deposit the female component on a stationary anvil while the second tongs descend toward the upper side of the sheet to place the male component into the path of movement of a descending ram which causes a deformable part of the male component to penetrate through the sheet and to be deformed into permanent engagement with the female component by a centering stud which is provided on the anvil. The mechanism which moves the first tongs up and down derives motion from the mechanism which moves the second tongs and the ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: William Prym-Werke GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Ernst Herten
  • Patent number: 4586641
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a pair of fastener elements onto a garment fabric comprising a cooperating pair of an upper die unit and a lower die unit, a stationary anvil mounted in the lower unit, a plunger reciprocably mounted in the upper unit, a punch movable relative to the plunger along a path of movement toward and away from the lower unit, and a pair of clamping jaws operatively associated with the upper die unit for releasably clamping one of the fastener elements. A means is provided for holding one fastener element in proper position against displacement for aligned engagement with the other mating element. The apparatus further includes means for manually releasing the fastener element which has been trapped in the event of failure of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Nippon Notion Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oura
  • Patent number: 4579270
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a pair of fastener elements onto a garment includes a gripping mechanism for temporarily holding one fastener element and for releasing the latter immediately before a reciprocally punch arrives at the predetermined lowermost position in which the one fastener element is clinched to the other fastener element supported on a die with the garment sandwiched between the fastener elements. The apparatus may comprises a guide mechanism including a chute having a guide track for the passage of the one fastener element, and a speed reducing device disposed in the chute for slowing down the movement of the one fastener element prior to the arrival of the latter at a retaining portion of the gripping mechanism. An overturning device may be provided in the chute for turning over the one fastener element as the latter slides along the guide track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Nippon Notion Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Matsuda
  • Patent number: 4538755
    Abstract: This apparatus for fixing a row of assembling U-shaped fasteners to the end edge of a conveyor belt or the like by means of a pair of likewise U-shaped staples for each fastener, the staples having pointed ends adapted to pass through the fastener arms and the belt end edge disposed between these arms, comprises a fixed anvil underlying a vertically movable cover having a row of apertures corresponding in number to the fastener and matching the configuration of the staple pair, means for lowering the cover and cause the staple points to emerge partially from the fastener and penetrate slightly into the belt material, and a punch for driving the staple ends to a first partially bent condition obtained by the engagement of these points into skew-bottomed grooves formed in the anvil, whereafter the cover is raised and a hinged plate is tilted to its operative position in which it covers the anvil grooves, and finally the cover is lowered again towards the anvil in order to cause the staple points to be bent unti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Goro S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Schick
  • Patent number: 4436234
    Abstract: A clamp assembly 11 holds two frame elements 2, 3 in a common plane and in angled abutment to form a mitered joint 1. A fastener tool 13 is held with its discharge opening 125 positioned on one side of the location where the mitered joint is to be formed, and a brace 88 is positioned on the other side, with the brace being movable toward and away from the location of the mitered joint. A toggle lock 87 locks the brace against the mitered joint. Control means fire the fastener tool in response to the frame elements being clamped and braced. The fastener 168 is inserted into the mitered joint at an angle to draw the mitered joint together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Senco Southeast, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 4384403
    Abstract: A positioning tool for use in attaching the cover panels to support members in a prefabricated building system using self-drilling and self-tapping fasteners and a locking member which includes locating means for positioning the locking member behind the overlapped cover panels and guide means for locating the fastener against the support member opposite the locking member so that the fastener is aligned with the locking member and, as the fastener is installed by self-drilling and self-tapping its way through the juxtaposed support member and cover panels, the locking member will be threadedly engaged by the fastener to hold the cover panels against the support member between the head of the fastener and the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1983
    Inventors: Robert W. Sheldon, Richard W. Mullin, Jesse F. Bowden
  • Patent number: 4344554
    Abstract: An apparatus in which a plurality of articles are stapled to one another. The apparatus includes a commom member for actuating sequentially the stack clamper, staple driver and staple clincher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas R. Cross
  • Patent number: 4333217
    Abstract: An applicator unit is provided for fastening a plurality of sizes of belt fasteners to a belt by staples being guided and clinched by the apparatus. A staple guide block means is provided with fastener engaging and positioning portions which are shiftable relative to an underlying anvil means to accommodate different sizes of fasteners. To provide better belt penetration and to alleviate breakage of the central bridging portions of the staples, the bending surfaces in the anvil means bend the staple legs partially through a predetermined angle and substantially short of a horizontal position parallel to the lower plate of fasteners. An ejector means is provided to lift the belt end and the bent staple legs from the bending cavities in the anvil means. A common actuating and locking means may be employed for a plurality of units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: Flexible Steel Lacing Company
    Inventor: Winston C. Pray
  • Patent number: 4315587
    Abstract: An assembly for inserting attachment members through thick, bulky goods, the attachments being of the type including two end pieces connected by a thin, flexible filament. The assembly includes a fluid powered fastener inserting device, a receiver cylinder, an air cylinder, and mounting structure. A fastener dispensing needle held in a projectible member is lowered from the fastener inserting device while the receiver cylinder is raised by the air cylinder, compressing the workpiece therebetween. One end of an attachment member is inserted by the needle through the workpiece, and emerges in a cavity of the receiver cylinder, the cavity being configured to minimize stress on the attachment member during this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Don D. Ritter, Edwin A. Patterson, Henry M. Pigg
  • Patent number: 4296881
    Abstract: A surgical stapling tool 10 using disposable cartridge elements includes an actuator 13 that moves toward and away from a staple folding anvil 20, a holder 22 for an array of staples oriented toward anvil 20, staples and a pusher 23 for pushing staples from holder 22 through tissue 30 and against anvil 20. Pusher 23 is shaped relative to actuator 13 to mount on the actuator in a retention fit and move with the actuator toward anvil 20. Holder 22 is shaped for a retention fit on pusher 23 to move with the pusher independently of the actuator and anvil. Actuator 13 advances pusher 23 and holder 22 until the holder is pressed against tissue 30 and stops. Then further advance of the actuator overcomes a predetermined frictional resistance between the pusher and holder, forces the pusher into the holder, and drives the staples through tissue 30 and against anvil 20 to accomplish the stapling. This eliminates clamping the staple holder against the tissue and avoids damaging the tissue from overclamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1981
    Inventor: Sukoo Lee
  • Patent number: 4288016
    Abstract: A support for a pair of generally 90.degree. relatively angulated staple guns is provided and the support defines a pair of aligned generally 90.degree. V-shaped notches for embracingly engaging an outside dry wall corner structure. The inner portions of the V-shaped notches are relieved to receive a generally V-shaped corner bead therein and the notches are spaced apart to engage the corner bead at points spaced longitudinally therealong. The staple guns are spaced apart intermediate the V-shaped notches and include abutment surfaces from which staples may be projected, the abutment surfaces of the staple guns substantially coinciding with planes lying along and extending between corresponding sides of the notches. The staple guns include actuators shiftable between active and inactive positions and the support includes an operator shiftable along a path bisecting the included angle for operating the actuators. A V-shaped corner bead is provided including a partial cylindrical apex portion of generally 270.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Plastic Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Failla, Raymond S. Perry
  • Patent number: 4258873
    Abstract: Machine and method of stapling mitered joint frame members of rectangular cabinet doors and the like characterized by corner abutments or v-blocks for moving the joints together, and while clamped thereat, simultaneously applying a staple across each joint at both sides of the frame members. V-blocks may be adjusted for all size frames within its capacity. After placing four frame members on the v-blocks, a control effects automatic operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Inventor: Charles C. Vela
  • Patent number: 4237779
    Abstract: The apparatus is designed for automatic attachment of a header, a tag or the like to a softgoods article by means of a plastic fastener. A commercial fastener attacher of the non-automatic, hand-held variety is fixedly mounted on a support and has a stationary hollow needle through which the fastener is dispensed. Above the attacher is located a platform, movably mounted on the support, having an opening therein aligned with the axis of the needle. Spaced from the platform is a clamping member having a recess therein aligned with the axis of the needle. The operator inserts the header or tag and the article between the member and the platform and actuated the apparatus. The member moves towards the platform to clamp the header or tag and article in face-to-face relationship therebetween. Further movement of the member causes the clamped header or tag and article assembly to move relative to the attacher to position same on the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: Kunreuther & Beringhause
    Inventor: Steven Kunreuther
  • Patent number: 4216891
    Abstract: A surgical stapler having a jaw including spaced apart front and rear legs rigidly interconnected by a cross leg at one end and having opposite free ends. An anvil is mounted on the front leg. A movable frame is located between the front and rear legs and carries a staple cartridge assembly. The position of the movable frame determines the gap between the staple cartridge assembly and the anvil for receiving tissue. A pusher member ejects staples from the staple cartridge assembly to staple tissue located in the gap. A C-clamp is detachably connected to the free ends of the front and rear legs of the jaw for maintaining alignment of the front and rear legs during the stapling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Inventor: Harold O. Behlke
  • Patent number: 4215807
    Abstract: An assembly for inserting attachment members through thick, bulky goods, the attachments being of the type including two end pieces connected by a thin, flexible filament. The assembly includes a fluid powered fastener inserting device, a receiver cylinder, an air cylinder, and mounting structure. A fastener dispensing needle held in a projectible member is lowered from the fastener inserting device while the receiver cylinder is raised by the air cylinder, compressing the workpiece therebetween. One end of an attachment member is inserted by the needle through the workpiece, and emerges in a cavity of the receiver cylinder, the cavity being configured to minimize stress on the attachment member during this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Don D. Ritter, Edwin A. Patterson, Henry M. Pigg
  • Patent number: 4157778
    Abstract: A binding system is disclosed for binding volumes comprising a cabinet having a trough herein for the receipt of an edge of a stack of sheets with power compressor means on one side of the trough for compressing the stack of sheets and power operated stapling means on the opposite side of the trough for driving staples through the major plane of said sheets adjacent said one edge while under compression. The cabinet also includes a second power operated stapler for binding smaller or thinner stacks of sheets to produce thinner volumes. An interlock provides that only one of the two power operated staplers may be used at a time. Provision is made for loading the larger of said power staplers through the top of the cabinet and a safety mechanism is provided to insure against ejection of staples from the magazine upward through the loading entryway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1979
    Assignee: Swingline, Inc.
    Inventors: George F. Villwock, Conrad R. Medina
  • Patent number: 4127226
    Abstract: A woodworking machine for fastening together wood picture frames, cabinet doors, case goods, and the like, with joint nails driven into sawed kerfs. The machine combines the two operations of sawing the kerfs and inserting the joint nails. Workpieces to be joined are clamped to movable fixtures. Actuators move the workpiece fixtures apart to permit the entry of a rotary kerfing saw to cut kerfs in the facing surfaces to be joined. Other actuators move the kerfing saw into position and into the workpieces to cut the kerf, then withdraw the saw and move it back into a retracted position out of the way. The workpiece fixtures are then moved to bring the workpieces together so that the sawed kerfs become a single kerf ready to receive a joint nail. The workpiece fixtures may also move the workpieces forward, up to the nailing head. The nailing head then pushes a joint nail into the kerf, fastening the workpieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Inventor: Lane Jasper
  • Patent number: 4126259
    Abstract: A device for use without an external power source and comprising two hand-operated pinning assemblies arranged at 90.degree. to each other with a foot operable jaw assembly for holding mitred picture frame moulding against the pinning assemblies during pinning, each pinning assembly incorporating a magazine for pins, and visible adjustable stops being provided to control the insertion depth of the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1978
    Assignee: E. H. Galer and Co. Limited
    Inventors: Edgar Galer, Paul S. Holt
  • Patent number: 4062108
    Abstract: For mounting a food product, such as a frankfurter or an apple, on a stick, an apparatus includes relatively reciprocable jaws which converge on and hold the food product in position on an insertion axis. Individual sticks are gravity fed through a supply duct which aligns each stick with the insertion axis. A reciprocating rod drives each stick along the insertion axis into the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventor: Edward D. Cottrell
  • Patent number: 4039111
    Abstract: An automatic nailing machine for fabricating wooden pallets. The device has a hammer pin support bar vertically movable within a frame and horizontally aligned by a first horizontal alignment bar mounted on the frame. A nail feed and support bar is mounted below the hammer pin support bar, is moved upwardly when the hammer pin support bar is moved to its uppermost position, moves downwardly with said hammer pin support bar when said hammer pin support bar begins its downward travel and then remains stationary as the hammer pin support bar continues its downward movement. A plurality of hammer pins are mounted on the hammer pin support bar and cooperate with a plurality of nail holding devices mounted on the nail feed and support bar. The nail feed and support bar is horizontally aligned by a bar affixed to the frame and lined to the nail feed and support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Inventor: Irney Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 4033498
    Abstract: Staples are delivered to guides in a vertical column by a plurality of slides which move out of the way after the delivery. A boot or shoe and a heel to be stapled is fitted upside down over a heel-shaped last at the top of the column. A pneumatic cylinder and hammers force the staples through the guides and into the shoe and heel thereby attaching them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1977
    Inventor: Manuel Morales Roman