Cam And Follower Patents (Class 242/573)
  • Patent number: 11370237
    Abstract: A roll medium holding device rotatably holds a roll medium. The roll medium holding device includes a medium positioning portion including an inclined surface that contacts an end of the roll medium and a medium holder that is swingable around an axis parallel to a rotation axis of the roll medium and movable in a radial direction of the roll medium. The medium holder presses an inner circumferential surface of the roll medium in a direction from the rotation axis of the roll medium toward the inner circumferential surface of the roll medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Honda
  • Patent number: 11091339
    Abstract: A medium supporting device including a support part configured to support a roll body on which a sheet shaped medium is wound, a shaft serving as a rotary axis of the roll body and secured with the support part, and a driver configured to rotate the roll body supported by the support part. The shaft is secured to the support part by using a metal plate having a flat surface provided with an insertion hole, the insertion hole being a hole into which the shaft is inserted. An outer circumference part of the metal plate is restricted from moving in a rotation direction of the roll body relative to an inner circumference part of the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Akahane
  • Patent number: 10404048
    Abstract: An assembly includes: a mounting structure having a threaded member; a generally annular adapter, the adapter having threads that engage the threaded member, the adapter further including a radially outward sealing surface formed of one of the materials; an electrical cable having a connector threaded onto the threaded member, and a sealing boot that covers the connector and engages the sealing surface of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10351384
    Abstract: A linear body that may be smoothly removed from a bobbin. The bobbin includes a guide tube, a pair of flanges provided on the ends of the guide tube, and a winding drum sandwiched between the pair of flanges. One flange is removably attached to one end of the guide tube and the other flange is fixedly secured to the other end of said guide tube. The winding drum includes a plurality of split drum plates separated by a plurality of slits. A biasing mechanism for biasing each split drum plate inwardly is provided. When the detachable flange has been attached, the split drum plates are supported at both ends from the inner side thereof by supporting projections on the inner surface of each of the flanges. When the detachable flange is removed, the split drum plates move inwardly owing to the respective biasing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsugu Gohda, Toru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9638605
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for testing an engine includes an adapter plate including an engagement face, an engagement assembly positioned at least partially within the adapter plate, where at least a portion of the engagement assembly extends outward from the adapter plate in an axial direction, the engagement assembly including a through member extending in the axial direction through the engagement assembly, a mandrel assembly positioned at least partially within the adapter plate and extending in the axial direction, and an expandable claw assembly engaged with the mandrel assembly, where the expandable claw assembly is repositionable between an engaged position, in which the expandable claw assembly has an engaged diameter, and a disengaged position, in which the expandable claw assembly has a disengaged diameter that is less than the engaged diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Keith Stepp, Warren Edmond Smith, Joe Allen Cook, Christopher Scott Rutan
  • Patent number: 8910899
    Abstract: A core tube holding device comprising: a plurality of out-pushing members that are arranged side by side spaced apart in the axial direction, each having a pressing part; a connecting member for connecting the plurality of out-pushing members; a holding member that has at every position in the axial direction a pressed part corresponding to the pressing part, and that is disposed radially outward with respect to the plurality of out-pushing members; and an action unit adapted to exert a force for moving, to one side in the axial direction, a one end out-pushing member which, among the plurality of out-pushing members, is at an end on the one side; wherein: at least one from among the pressing parts and the pressed parts is formed in a tapered shape that spreads radially outward from the one side to the other side in the axial direction, and when the force for moving the one end out-pushing member acts thereon via the action unit, the one end out-pushing member moves to the one side while also pulling the othe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Miyamoto, Toru Tanjo
  • Patent number: 8727262
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a cable spool includes a hub having an outer surface that is retractable and expandable, and a single end plate affixed to an end of the hub. In other embodiments, an apparatus includes an assembly of cascaded, temporarily interlocked spools that can be used for simultaneous despooling or spooling of multiple cable coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James Robert Underbrink, Donn Matthew Perkins, George R. Aguayo
  • Patent number: 8490912
    Abstract: An arbor mounted disc adjusting apparatus includes a tube that has a first end, a second end and a perimeter wall. The perimeter wall has a pair of elongated breaks therein extending through the first and second ends to partition the tube into a first section and a second section. A coupler retains the first and second sections together in a tubular configuration. An actuation assembly is mechanically coupled to the first and second sections to selectively move the first and second sections toward or away from each other. A plurality of separator discs is mounted on the tube so that the tube extends through the discs. The discs are movable on the tube when the first and second sections abut each other and are retained in place by friction between the discs and the tube when the first and second sections are moved apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Jesus H. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8033496
    Abstract: A rolled body holder includes a center shaft member serving as a lead screw connected to a handle, a cam member screwed to the center shaft member, and a plurality of segments which form a cylindrical body covering the center shaft member and the cam member. The cam member includes a plurality of rails, and each of the rails includes a cam surface with a radially varying height. Each of the segments includes a follower part fitted to the rail and relatively slidable along the cam surface and an outer surface part on which multiple projections are formed. When the cylindrical body is inserted into a paper tube of a rolled body and the handle is rotated, the center shaft member is rotated to move the cam member in the longitudinal direction. Then, a portion of the cam surface, which is higher in the radial direction, is brought into contact with the follower part, and each of the segments extends in the radial direction so that the projections bite into an inner surface of the paper tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko I Infotech Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Murase
  • Patent number: 8006737
    Abstract: An adjustment device for an awning is provided comprising an engagement member and a resilient adjustment member having an outer diameter. The outer diameter of the adjustment member is adapted to be selectively adjustable. A retainer element is provided to maintain a desired outer diameter. In one example, the resilient adjustment member can be adapted to engage the engagement member. In addition or alternatively, the engagement member can have a plurality of angular splines that are keyed into corresponding internal grooves of the adjustment member. In addition or alternatively, the resilient adjustment member can be adapted to splinably engage the engagement member. In addition or alternatively, the resilient adjustment member can have a plurality of support members and a plurality of flexible connectors, wherein each support member is connected to an adjacent support member by a flexible connector to form an enclosed cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Dometic, LLC
    Inventor: Gheorghe Popa
  • Patent number: 7823825
    Abstract: A roll medium supporting apparatus includes: a base body portion to be inserted into a hollow shaft portion of a rolled medium; a plurality of contact supporting portions provided circumferentially of the base body portion so as to be capable of being displaced radially of the hollow shaft portion, having a plurality of predetermined positions within the displaceable range, and coming into contact with the inner peripheral surface of the hollow shaft portion and supporting the same; and a stabilizing mechanism configured to stabilize the contact supporting portions at the plurality of predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Kiyoto Komuro, Munetoyo Aono, Kazuma Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20020166920
    Abstract: This invention involves the formation of a self-supporting coil of flaccid product with a take-up spool having a unique composite mandrel. The mandrel of the take-up spool comprises at least two complimentary components, including an expandable mandrel and a tapered ring, each of which is attached to one of the flanges of spool at the hub of each flange. The expandable mandrel component of the composite mandrel consists essentially of a plurality of curvilinear sections arranged about a central axis so as to form a cylinder which can permanently affixed to one flange of the spool; and, a tapered ring that is releasably affixed to the other flange of said take-up spool. The relative diameter of each one of the expandable mandrel and the tapered ring permit insertion of the ring into the open end of the expandable mandrel, and thereby assembly and locking each of the components thereof into a unitary spool structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventor: Paul Mudd
  • Patent number: 6328249
    Abstract: At least two pairs of carrier arms are mounted to a rotary shaft for independent travel axially thereof while being constrained to joint rotation therewith. Each pair of carrier arms are disposed opposite each other axially of the shaft for rotatably holding one web roll therebetween via expansion chucks. An internally screw-threaded sleeve is rotatably mounted to each carrier arm and locked against axial displacement relative to the carrier arm. Rotatably supported on the shaft and extending parallel to its axis, a screw-threaded rod extends through, and is threadedly engaged with, the sleeves on each pair of carrier arms. A reversible electric motor is drivingly coupled to each threaded nut, and an additional similar motor to each threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Yukio Ogawa, Nobuaki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20010006202
    Abstract: A roll holder device is for use with a recording paper roll including a tubular spool shaft and continuous recording paper wound about the tubular spool shaft in a roll form. In the roll holder device, first and second holder cores are inserted in respectively first and second ends of the tubular spool shaft. A holder frame supports the first and second holder cores in a rotatable manner. Anti-dropping levers prevent the tubular spool shaft from dropping from the first and second holder cores by pushing a shaft inner surface of the tubular spool shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: July 5, 2001
    Inventors: Katsuya Inana, Tomohiko Kono
  • Patent number: 5863011
    Abstract: An apparatus for winding a web material such as paper or plastic film about a hollow core. The core is disposed between a pair of shafts spaced from and axially opposed and aligned with each other. The core is fixed at opposite ends to the shafts respectively. At least one of the shafts is connected to and rotated by a motor. Each of the shafts is comprised of an annular slide disposed around and coaxially to the shaft for axial movement relative to the shaft, and tapered surfaces formed on the circumferential outer surface of the slide. A plurality of tins are angularly spaced from each other along the circumference of the slide and engaged with the tapered surfaces. The tips are radially movable relative to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Nishimura Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizo Narita, Hirokazu Kano, Tomoyuki Nomura, Yasunari Kamikubo
  • Patent number: 5772151
    Abstract: An umbrella type quick wire removal device for winding machines including a shaft, a shaft collar, an umbrella type pawl mechanism, an inner annular plate, a take mechanism, and an outer annular plate. The device is characterized in that, when the take mechanism is pulled outwardly along the direction of a main shaft of the shaft after the winding operation, guide wheels in base rods of the pawl mechanism lose support of a securing seat so that the base rods retract inwardly using the holes of the corresponding shaft brackets to allow removal of the wound wire. The pawl mechanism may be connected to wire guide so that an end of the bundle of wound wire may be passed out through a through hole for easy pulling of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: U Gear Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kui-Yu Teng
  • Patent number: 5702045
    Abstract: A roll for the pressure treatment of cloth webs comprising: a stationary beam, a shell mounted for rotation relatively to the beam, support elements for equalizing roll shell deflection, and a biasing system so acting on the support elements that the same apply a radial force to the shell, is characterised in that a clamping formation consisting of a number of adjacent conical rings which extend in the direction of the roll beam and of a number of clamping rings which are disposed between the conical rings and which are adjacent the shell is provided, is mounted axially and can be acted on by an axial force which is so deflected in the clamping formation that the same applies a radial force to the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Ramisch Kleinewefers GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Tschirner
  • Patent number: 5472149
    Abstract: A coupling and support device for a tube used during an unrolling and coiling process for fiber strands. The device includes a cylindric body containing, on its upper part, a screwed peg, rotatively mounted by a bearing, a lamellar spring attached by a rivet, windows and a vertical groove located on a surface, at the lower end of the body, where there are four internal rabbets and four openings, equally spaced, for retraction and expansion of the four tongues. An activator is mounted in a sliding way in the interior of the body and has upper rims, a rotating selector with a longitudinal salience which is attached to the activator by a peg, at the lower end of the activator, where there are four grooves, equally spaced, for the housing of the tongues, kept in their correct position by a ring-shaped spring mounted in a cylindric depression. The retraction and the expansion of the tongues are originated by the angular movement of the selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Texplast Acessorios Texteis LTDA
    Inventor: Luis B. Bosch
  • Patent number: 5465922
    Abstract: The present invention entails a mandrel for a winding machine having a fixed flange that is adapted to be secured to a spindle of the winding machine. A core is secured to one end of the fixed flange and includes a plurality of core segments that are pivotally connected at one end to this fixed flange and include a series of projections at the opposite end and wherein the core segments are movable between expanded and collapsed positions. The mandrel further includes a removable flange having a circumferential groove adapted to mate with the projections on the core segments when the core segments are in the expanded position. Finally, the mandrel includes a guide member mounted to the inner surface of the removable flange for engaging the core segments and moving the core segments to the expanded position when the removable flange is moved in an axial direction towards the fixed flange so that the projections on the core segments are aligned with the circumferential groove in the removable flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Communication Cable, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Vander Groef
  • Patent number: 5439235
    Abstract: An apparatus for coupling concentric cylindrical members through the selective radial enlargement of one of the coupling components comprising a fixed collar having a cylindrical interior bore of a common diameter and with an exterior cross section of varying diameters. The apparatus further includes an adjustable component which has an upper half and a lower half and a central bore extending therethrough with an inboard end forming a flange of an intermediate diameter positionable over the intermediate section of the collar and having a enlarged diameter thereadjacent for being positioned over the outboard section of the collar and having an outboardly tapering intermediate section with its greatest diameter at the outboard end and its smallest diameter at its inboard end joining at its inboard end with the enlarged diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventor: William R. Blackwell
  • Patent number: 5409179
    Abstract: A collapsable reel using a sectional rim comprising articulated saddle shaped sections. One side of a section is fixed. A central bottom part can be tilted and the other side is fully inclinable. The lowering of the bottom added to the lowering of one side allows effortless removal of the coil. The reel comprises a central shaft, a set of eight radial arms fixed to the shaft and a second set of radial arms pivotally mounted on a slider bushing which is slidably related to the base of the fixed radial arms by a two arm linkage. A radially directed pin hinged at the intersection of the linkage is actuated by a sliding wedge located within the shaft and pulled by a handle, which pushes the pin outwards thereby folding the linkage. When the linkage is thus folded, it pulls in a slider linked to the articulated rim sections, thereby collapsing the sections to a smaller inside diameter than is possible when simply tilting a one piece saddle section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Recherche et Developpement (JL) Inc.
    Inventors: M. Michel Leclerc, M. Gilles Houde