Hand Maneuvered Or Work Supported Tool Guides Patents (Class 269/1)
  • Patent number: 10559844
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery cell clamping device to fix and clamp two or more battery cells in a process of clamping and baking the battery cells arranged in one direction, including fixing jigs interposed between the battery cells, a pressure applying part configured to clamp a cell arrangement by applying a pressure with the fixing jigs interposed, and a base having a structure supporting the cell arrangement in a direction against the pressure applied from the pressure applying part in a state in which the cell arrangement is disposed on an upper surface of the base, wherein each of the fixing jigs is formed with guide blocks to align the battery cell at a fixed position on the jig in such a manner that the guide block abuts at least two side surfaces of the battery cell which are extended with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keun Ho Yuk, Hyun Park, Chan Ki Park, Jae Han Jung
  • Patent number: 9964095
    Abstract: A method for enabling servicing of a wind turbine rotor includes coupling a support cable to the blade root, the support cable extends from the blade root to a hub of the wind turbine. A lowering step lowers a rotor blade relative to the hub using the support cable so the rotor blade is spaced apart from the hub by an initial vertical distance. An installing step installs a rotor blade sling on the rotor, the rotor blade sling supports the rotor blade. Other steps are used for coupling the rotor blade to the rotor blade sling, lowering the rotor blade such that the rotor blade is spaced apart from the hub by a distance greater than the initial vertical distance, de-coupling the support cable from the blade root, and interposing a rotor servicing fixture between the rotor blade and hub. The rotor servicing fixture is configured to transport a rotor part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Gaylon Mitchell Pfeiffer, Ulrich Werner Neumann, Brent Hamilton Holloway, Michael Royce Johnson, Kevin Thomas Costain, Forrest Christopher Hach, Howard Lee Hansen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9822459
    Abstract: A clamper includes: a first clamping member having a first base portion and a first contact portion that is to be in contact with one surface of the workpiece; a second clamping member having a second contact portion that is to be in contact with the other surface of the workpiece; and a clamping member biasing member configured to bias at least one of the first clamping member and the second clamping member in a direction of bringing the first contact portion and the second contact portion closer to each other. The first contact portion has a plurality of plate spring portions extending from the first base portion, the plurality of plate spring portions configured to elastically deform independently from each other to come into contact with the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: C. Uyemura & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Uemura, Kouhei Kohama, Kazuya Miyoshi, Kahyeong Teoh
  • Patent number: 9334674
    Abstract: A fence building assembly allows a person to build a fence without outside assistance. The assembly includes a main bar and a pair of support rods coupled to and extending from the main bar. A lower end of each of the support rods defines a slot. A gripping rod is coupled to the main bar. A guide member comprises a straight portion and a pair of flange portion. Each of the flange portions is coupled to and extends outwardly from opposite ends of the straight portion. The flange portions are parallel with respect to each other. One of the flange portions is configured to abut a top end of a top rail board and one of the flange portions is configured to abut a bottom end of a bottom rail board wherein the guide member is configured to align the top and bottom rail boards with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Ronald A. Churnick
  • Patent number: 8793852
    Abstract: A shaft alignment hand tool for aligning a shaft is intended to align a shaft to a mating shaft. The shaft alignment hand tool has a U-shaped elongated body member comprising ten sides, a slotted void and further comprises three aligned tapped holes located on a top outer side surface for locking the alignment tool to a support surface and one tapped through hole located on a front bottom outside side surface for aligning the shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: William A. Garrett, James A. Garrett, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140182427
    Abstract: A method of slicing food comprises providing a cutting board, knife, food product, and a food slicing system comprising a finger guard comprising a substantially flat surface having a bottom contoured edge, a finger ring connected to a first side of the finger guard, and a knife guide attached to the finger guard at a substantially straight edge, the knife guide having an area smaller than an area of the finger guard and angled relative to the finger guard by an angle between approximately 0 and 15 degrees, the substantially straight edge having a length of at least approximately one inch and angled relative to the cutting board by an angle between approximately 15 and 60 degrees when the bottom contoured edge rests against the cutting board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: David Alan Poran
  • Publication number: 20140097565
    Abstract: A guiding system for portable machine tools has at least one guiding apparatus which is fixable on a portable machine tool. The guiding system also has at least one positive guidance unit to which the at least one guiding apparatus is connectable in a positive-locking manner to positively guide the portable machine tool. The guiding system also has at least one position fixing unit configured to fix a position of the at least one guiding apparatus on the at least one positive guidance unit. The at least one position fixing unit has at least one fastening unit configured to releasably fix the at least one position fixing unit on the at least one guiding apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Simm, Thomas Bannwart
  • Patent number: 8656771
    Abstract: A device and method for measuring the thickness of a cloth when the predetermined pressing force is applied to the cloth. A device for measuring a cloth thickness includes a stationary part having a base surface; a movable member having a pressing end to press a cloth against the base surface; a movable member driving mechanism to move the movable member linearly without rotating around itself from an initial position up to an over-pressing position where the pressing end presses the cloth against the base surface with a force exceeding the predetermined pressing force; a load cell for detecting a force with which the pressing end presses the cloth against the base surface; and a pulse coder for detecting the space between the base surface and the pressing end when a force value detected by the load cell reaches the predetermined pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Okada, Nobuhisa Ito
  • Publication number: 20130334751
    Abstract: An apparatus for guiding tube processing devices, in particular planing devices, wherein the apparatus is arranged on an outer circumference of the tube to be processed, wherein the apparatus has at least two bands which extend in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Christian Hogg, Karl-Heinz Mayer, Michael Tinius
  • Publication number: 20130277901
    Abstract: An aircraft system component carrier system includes at least one aircraft system component carrier module, at least one aircraft system component that is fastened via an aircraft system component holder to the aircraft system component carrier module, and an aircraft structural element of a fuselage upper shell, to which element the aircraft system component carrier module is fastened via a structural holder in such a way that the aircraft system component carrier module, the aircraft system component and the aircraft structural element form an assembly group that is capable of being handled independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Sabrina Moje, Dirk Humfeldt
  • Publication number: 20130234381
    Abstract: A guide device to guide portable power tools on a constrained guidance unit includes at least one base body unit and at least one guide unit. The base body unit, in at least one operating state, is disposed on a side of a seating unit of a portable power tool that faces away from a housing of the portable power tool. The guide unit is configured to positively connect to the constrained guidance unit. The guide unit is also movably mounted to the base body unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Simm, Thomas Bannwart
  • Patent number: 8419000
    Abstract: A device for maintaining a plurality of doors in an upright and spaced position for treatment is provided. The device comprises a body with a plurality of radially extending hinge plate connectors each for connecting to a respective hinge plate. Also provided is a kit for assembling the device and a method for maintaining a plurality of doors in an upright and spaced position for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Marcel St. John
  • Patent number: 8397363
    Abstract: A holding surface 7 holding a portion of a belt 4 radially outwardly of a pulley flange 6 is formed on a belt mounting jig 1. A guide surface 8 guiding the belt 4 to the holding surface 7 is formed on the belt mounting jig 1. The guide surface 8 is formed into a curved shape bulging forwardly of the direction of rotation continuously from the holding surface 7. The belt mounting jig 1 is fixed to a small-diameter-side or low-load-side pulley 2. The belt 4 is wound around the belt mounting jig 1 and pulleys 2 and 3, and the large-diameter-side or high-load-side pulley 3 is rotated. The pulley 2 is rotated by a tension of the belt 4 guided in the rotating direction by the guide surface 8. The portion of the belt 4 slides in a direction along the pulley axis into a pulley groove 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Gates Unitta Asia Company
    Inventor: Toshifumi Fukatani
  • Patent number: 8382081
    Abstract: For machining a workpiece the workpiece is fixed in a first gripping device of a machining device in order to make at least one element. Next the workpiece is transferred to the second gripping device of the machining device, where the workpiece is fixed by means of the element in the second gripping device of the machining device, while the first gripping device remains connected to the machining device. The element comprises a dovetail-shaped mounting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Auto-Cell B.V.
    Inventors: Gerhardus Van de Vosse, Willem Frederik Gerrit Jan Lenselink
  • Patent number: 8376333
    Abstract: A jig for drilling intersecting holes in a work piece. The jig comprises a base for supporting the work piece and a first template operatively coupled to the base and having a bolt-hole guide located along a first axis of the template, the bolt-hole guide having a diameter sized to receive a first drill bit. The jig also includes a second template operatively coupled to the base and having a barrel-nut hole guide located along a second axis of the template, perpendicular and intersecting the first axis. The barrel-nut hole guide has a diameter larger than the diameter of the bolt-hole guide and is sized to receive a second drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Jackson Zander
  • Publication number: 20130038008
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates commencement and execution off-loom bead weaving stitches such as, but not limited to, odd/even count Peyote (Gourd), Two (or more) Drop Peyote, Herringbone (Ndebele), Brick (Comanche/Cheyenne), Right Angle Weave, Netting, and derivative stitches. The apparatus in all embodiments provides means to temporarily secure beads by use of one or more of the following: a nonflexible or flexible filament-with or without aid of a sewing needle, friction, clasping with means to engage and disengage or a releasable adhesive in a format that enables the user to have improved sightline and access to the beads, improved control of bead placement resulting in a reduction of color placement and stitch execution errors, and allows the completed or in progress beadwork to be removed from the apparatus intact. The apparatus may be formatted for bead size and configured or combined to accommodate the width of the desired beadwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Deborah Jean Hall
  • Publication number: 20120274010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an auxiliary device for precision positioning of welded type nozzles. The auxiliary device for precision positioning of welded type nozzles includes a plurality of alignment tips and an alignment bar. Each alignment tip is connected to a welding adapter and extends a distance. The alignment bar is combined with the alignment tips so that first positioning portions of the alignment tips are aligned with a plurality of second positioning portions of the alignment bar, and after the alignment bar is combined with the alignment tips, a correction distance between an end surface of the alignment bar and a center line of a main pipe header in a longitudinal direction is larger than a length of an assembled nozzle after a nozzle tip is combined with the corresponding welding adapter. In this way, the geometric positions of the nozzles can be accurately corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
  • Patent number: 8037588
    Abstract: A back-up table for a chip mounter. The back-up table for a chip mounter includes a base plate, a back-up plate spaced a predetermined distance from the base plate to support a back-up pin that supports a printed circuit board, and at least one set of link units installed between the base plate and the back-up plate and facing opposite to each other. The back-up table further comprises a first driving part installed between the opposite facing link units and operating the link units to raise and lower the back-up plate, and a second driving part serially connected to the first driving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8038135
    Abstract: A sliding clamp and clamp assembly are provided. The clamp assembly includes a cam member that, when actuated, biases a stationary clamp jaw assembly toward another jaw assembly. The cam member utilizes a ball-and-socket coupling to couple the cam member to the sliding clamp bar. The ball-and-socket coupling allows the cam member, and an extended actuator, to be pivoted and rotated into an infinite number of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Penn United Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Phillips, Sr., Mark P. Noah
  • Publication number: 20110238104
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for ornamental piercing of body parts are disclosed. Various embodiments of the invention employ a nut carrier which includes a vertical engagement feature and molded spring fingers to couple to a body piercing instrument. The vertical engagement feature prevents rotation of the nut carrier relative to the body piercing instrument and the molded spring fingers provide a secure engagement over a rounded flange of the body piercing instrument. The nut carrier is implemented as a component in a body piercing system that employs separate carriers for the nut and the post. The novel nut carrier simplifies manufacturing eliminating a welded two part flange previously employed in the body piercing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Vladimir Reil
  • Publication number: 20110193279
    Abstract: A device for maintaining a plurality of doors in an upright and spaced position for treatment is provided. The device comprises a body with a plurality of radially extending hinge plate connectors each for connecting to a respective hinge plate. Also provided is a kit for assembling the device and a method for maintaining a plurality of doors in an upright and spaced position for treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Marcel St. John
  • Publication number: 20100244342
    Abstract: A jig for drilling intersecting holes in a work piece. The jig comprises a base for supporting the work piece and a first template operatively coupled to the base and having a bolt-hole guide located along a first axis of the template, the bolt-hole guide having a diameter sized to receive a first drill bit. The jig also includes a second template operatively coupled to the base and having a barrel-nut hole guide located along a second axis of the template, perpendicular and intersecting the first axis. The barrel-nut hole guide has a diameter larger than the diameter of the bolt-hole guide and is sized to receive a second drill bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Jackson Zander
  • Publication number: 20090050782
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guiding device (3) for guiding a displaceable machine element (1) of a machine. Said guiding device (3) in connected in a mechanically fixed manner to a machine bed (4). A material measure (6) is arranged along at least one part of the guiding device (3) in order to determine a position of the machine element (1). The guiding device (3) and the material measure (6) can be displaced in relation to each other and at least one part of the material measure (6) is in contact with the guiding device (3) either directly or via a bearing (9). The inventive guiding device (3) enables the displaceable machine elements to be positioned in a precise manner even when the machine bed (4) is vibrated. The invention also relates to a machine comprising said type of guiding device (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Gerhard Forster, Jens Hamann, Dietmar Stoiber
  • Publication number: 20080122148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for affixing to cylindrical components of medical instruments, for instance an instrumental shaft, having at least one intake part that can be mounted on the cylindrical component and can be affixed to the cylindrical component, wherein a sleeve-shaped collet chuck that essentially coaxially surrounds the cylindrical component is positioned in the intake part and whose inner diameter can be displaced between a span that can slide along the cylindrical component and a span that is in form-locking contiguity on the cylindrical component. To allow for a stationary clamping on the one hand and ensure a non-harmful clamping of the cylindrical component on the other hand, it is proposed with the invention that the inner diameter of the collet chuck can be displaced by a slider that can slide essentially diagonally to the cylindrical component and is mounted so that it can slide in the housing of the intake part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: 7007731
    Abstract: A base frame for holding fixtures used in woodwork includes an extruded body having a raised top central portion formed into a dovetailed open-topped upper channel, two lowered wing portions located at each lateral side of the upper channel and formed into two symmetrically identical open-topped side channels with a height difference between the tops of the upper and the side channels, and a big-size open-bottomed lower channel formed below said upper channel and said two side channels. With the height difference between the upper and the side channels, two base frames may be perpendicularly connected to each other in the same plane using a U-shaped connecting bracket flush with the top of the upper channel, or superposed with the upper channels facing toward each other by locking inserting blocks in each open-sided channel formed between two side channels at the same side of the two superposed base frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiang Chiu, Hsu Hsiu-Kwei Liu
  • Publication number: 20040144709
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for mounting an elongated element with axial clamping, characterized in that it consists of a body (3) forming a support base whereon are fixed a stop part (4) including a first support element (5) for one (2′) of the ends of the elongated element (2) and a retaining part (6), said parts (4 and 6) being axially separated and of a removable support block (7) comprising a through passage for receiving the elongated element (2) and capable of being positioned wedged between the retaining part (6) and the stop part (4), and of a mobile part (9) including a second support element (10) for the other end (2″) of the elongated element (2), said mobile part (9) being secured in articulation to two link rods (11, 11′) mounted at their opposite ends, potentially rotatable, on two eccentrics (12, 12′) mounted potentially rotatable on the body (3) forming the support base and rigidly assembled to a pivoting cover or lid (13) provided with a member or a zone (14) for
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Seydoux, Franck Muller
  • Patent number: 6739347
    Abstract: The spindle assembly is self-centered on the end of the cylindrically shaped cartridge filter by a three-point grip on the perimeter. A similar spindle assembly is attached to the other end of the cartridge filter such that its axis of rotation is the same as the axis of rotation for the first spindle assembly. The tip of one spindle assembly is rested on the ground while the tip of the other spindle assembly is held by a user's hand. A pressurized stream of air or water is directed at the cartridge filter with the user's other hand such that the stream causes the whole to rotate. The speed of rotation is brought high enough to fling debris from the filter and thus clean it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Spin Clean Products, LLC
    Inventors: David Edmond Dudley, Joseph D. Robertson
  • Publication number: 20040032069
    Abstract: A flexible retainer for retaining die blades in a tool assembly. The retainer comprises inner and outer walls with the inner wall being generally concentric with and radially spaced inward from the outer wall. The inner wall defines a central opening in the retainer which is configured and adapted to extend radially around the die blades so that the retainer retains the die blades in the die assembly while allowing radial movement of the die blades. The retainer may have at least one channel that extends axially between the inner and outer walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Edwin G. Sawdon, Steven J. Sprotberry, Stephen E. Sawdon
  • Patent number: 6494015
    Abstract: A tool used to install pickets on the railing of a deck. The railing of a deck comprises two horizontal support members and a plurality of pickets. The device has a rearward surface that is adapted to engage a picket or support post. There are two indicating locations on the tool that correspond to the correct location of a second picket to be installed. Indicating marks are made on a horizontal support member and the second picket is placed in between the indicating marks and attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Bill S. Critchlow
  • Patent number: 6271657
    Abstract: A hand-operated test head positioner for positioning the test head of a semiconductor device testing apparatus is provided which is easy to operate, highly safe in operation, and yet inexpensive. Two air cylinders are installed one at each of two opposed positions of the test head. The sum of driving forces of these air cylinders is set at a level approximately equivalent to the weight of the test head to act as a counterbalancer. Hand-operated jack mechanisms are disposed on the opposite side walls of the test head, respectively. The jack mechanisms comprise long lead screws rotatably supported, two movable screw members in threaded engagement with the respective lead screws, drive arms pivotally connected at one ends to the respective movable screw members, and driven arms having approximately the same shape and size as the drive arms and being pivotally connected to the respective drive arms, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Advantest Corporation
    Inventor: Shin Nemoto
  • Patent number: 5967708
    Abstract: A tool fixture device for positioning tools to repair defects adjacent to the sealing grooves in a pressure vessel head. The device includes a two pair of parallel, spaced apart, arcuate segments adapted to fit into one of the sealing grooves. A support plate is attached to the first and the second pair of parallel, spaced apart, arcuate segments. The fixture includes a plurality of threaded rods for expanding the ends of the parallel arcuate segments to engage the inside walls of one of the grooves to hold the fixture in place. In the preferred embodiment, a tool positioner is adapted to be attached to the support plate for positioning a repair tool to permit the repair tool to be used to repair defects adjacent to the sealing grooves. The tool positioner includes a planar table and a tool jig attached to the planar table for receiving the repair tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Framatome Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Adams, James E. McCann
  • Patent number: 5775395
    Abstract: A vacuum fixture table is set up to establish a vacuum with the surface of the table so one side of a workpiece can be subject to a cutting operation. It also holds wooden panels in conjunction with a template holding frame without nailing or clamping, thus preventing damage to template and speeding up the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Inventor: David Wilkins
  • Patent number: 5646969
    Abstract: A tool for protecting a boiling water reactor component against damage by a shroud repair assembly suspended from a cable and lowered into the downcomer annulus. The tool has a roller with an outer surface made of a material which will not scratch the surface of a tie rod of the shroud repair assembly as the latter is lowered relative to the roller. The tool has sets of opposing grippers made of aluminum alloy which are pressed against opposing surfaces of the shroud and the reactor pressure vessel with sufficient force to clamp the tool in the annulus. The pressing force is generated by air-actuated cylinders which are actuated remotely. In one embodiment, the roller is fixed and acts as a stop to limit tangential travel of the suspended assembly. In another embodiment, the roller is displaceable in a tangential direction in response to remote actuation of a pair of air-actuated positioning cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Grant Clark Jensen
  • Patent number: 5488901
    Abstract: A device for stretching a screen on a roller frame includes at least three torsion stations and a support structure. Each torsion station includes a torsion tool, for example, a wrench head, which can be attached to one end of one of the sides of the frame and torqued for the purpose of stretching the screen. Each torsion tool is attached to a shaft structure at a first pivot point. Each shaft structure is attached to the support structure at a second pivot point. Each shaft structure has a pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder positioned intermediately along its length for altering the length of the shaft structure between its first and second pivot points, thereby causing the wrench head to torque and rotate one of the rollers of the frame. A control panel allows the operator to activate all of the pneumatic cylinders simultaneously and with substantially equal forces, thereby resulting in a more rapidly and evenly stretched screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Inventor: Jerome J. Hruska
  • Patent number: 5487319
    Abstract: A saw guide is arranged to include first and second gauge sectors pivotally mounted relative to first and second table plates that are telescopingly mounted relative to one another. A fence member extends along the first and second table plates for guidance of a saw blade therealong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Inventor: Delbert J. Cody
  • Patent number: 5442984
    Abstract: A table and guide assembly is described having a structure for supporting a circular saw or other tool, for moving in two degrees of freedom across a workpiece. The table is tiltable for mounting or dismounting the workpiece and provides means for moving the tool mechanically with accurate linear motion. The table can be mounted onto a truck or other vehicle for use in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventor: Terrance Tate
  • Patent number: 5365820
    Abstract: A device for moving a long article vertically, while always being held in a horizontal position, regardless of where and in what direction a force is exerted on the long article, and for use in, for example, a paper cutting machine has two actuation levers, each with two sloped end portions that are juxtaposed such that their slopes are opposed to each other. A bedplate is provide with guide members fixed on the two end portions of the bedplate for guiding the actuation levers to slide horizontally in parallel to each other. Drive members attached to the long article are mounted on the guide members and are associated with compression springs for biasing the drive members in an upward direction and to a predetermined height. The drive members are guided by the guide members to slide vertically and against the bias of the spring to abut the sloped end portions of the two actuation members such that the actuation levers are horizontally moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Carl Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuzo Mori
  • Patent number: 5231733
    Abstract: Apparatus for grasping circular knobs which may be attached to drawers or doors of cabinets or the like including a generally dome-shaped grasping element having a handle attached thereto and extending outwardly therefrom. The internal surface of the generally dome-shaped element includes a series of internal shoulders of various diameters for the purpose of grasping knobs of various sizes so that the handicapped person may more easily manipulate the drawer or door to which the knob is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Sydney C. Dittman
  • Patent number: 5063982
    Abstract: A hand tool useful in forming a pocket mortise in the surface of a workpiece proximate an edge of the workpiece. The hand tool includes a clamping assembly for releasably clamping the tool to the workpiece, and a router carried by the clamp assembly and mounted for manual displacement toward the workpiece edge at an incline to progressively cut deeper into the workpiece and form an inclined pocket mortise. The hand tool also preferably carries a drill bit guide on the clamp assembly which is formed to receive and guide a drill bit from a hand drill for drilling a bore from the workpiece edge to the mortise. A method of forming a pocket mortise including the steps of clamping the clamp assembly with a movable router to a workpiece, routing the pocket mortise and then drilling a hole to the pocket mortise from the edge of the workpiece by a hand drill also is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Inventor: Max W. Durney
  • Patent number: 5042772
    Abstract: A device for aligning the surfaces of two abutting mirrors while the mirrors are being adhesively secured to a room wall. The aligned mirrors will reflect in the same direction so as to avoid disruptions or discontinuities in the total reflected picture. An alignment bar having suction cups therealong is used to align and hold the mirrors in fixed positions while the adhesive on the mirror rear surfaces is curing to a solid rigid condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Inventor: Terry M. Madjeski
  • Patent number: 4947910
    Abstract: A cutting tool guide assembly for guiding a cutting tool over a workpiece for making a precise cut on the workpiece, including an elongate rail member, a trolley mounted for movement along the length of the rail member with the trolley supporting the cutting tool for cutting operations on the workpiece, and a securing member fixed to the rail member for securing the rail member with the workpiece and a method for using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Raymond P. Reneau
  • Patent number: 4924594
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a novel double cut edger which is useful for facilitating the cutting of edges of double lapped wall coverings and the like. An apparatus useful for assisting in cutter edging overlapping sections of adjacent surface coverings comprising an elongated body portion with at least one straight side, and at least one slot parallel with the straight side of the elongated body portion and penetrating through and extending substantially the length of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Inventor: Manuel Fernandes
  • Patent number: 4919384
    Abstract: A device for supporting and guiding portable electric machines performing a rectilinear work, such as a cut, a rabbet or bead, which includes a rectilinear rail (1) of a U-shaped section including two parallel wings (2) and a bottom (3) in which a travelling path (5) receives a mobile carrier (6) adapted for carrying the machine, the rail being fixed to the material (23) to be worked by sliding stirrups (8, 24); the rail is made at least on a major portion of its perimeter of a double U-shaped wall, the two walls being rigidly connected to one another by braces placed in the space between the two walls so as to form a monolithic structure, non deformable under the efforts generated by the machine in any position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Inventor: Gerard Grimberg
  • Patent number: 4871156
    Abstract: A mat cutting machine utilizes a trolley which runs smoothly and accurately along a shaft mounted upon the clamping bar assembly. Means is provided for precisely adjusting the relationship between the bevel cutting blade and the edge of the clamping bar, and the blades are held by magazines which permit ready interchangeability and facile adjustment of the amount of blade protrusion so as to enable the cutting depth to be altered with considerable ease. The base of the machine includes means for accurately positioning the workpiece, and for readily controlling the travel of the trolley, to afford high volume production capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: The Fletcher-Terry Company
    Inventors: Vincent T. Kozyrski, Alan R. Peters
  • Patent number: 4867425
    Abstract: A one-piece elongated rectangular metal fence plate adjustably attachable to a cutable guide base of plywood or plastic. One longitudinal edge of the fence plate is formed into a guide fence for hand held power circular saws or saber saws. The invention has straight widened edges of adjustably bolting to the surface of the guide base. The fence plate attached to the guide base provides an elongated saw guide fence for straight cutting of large building material panels such as plywood. The guide base is a rectangular panel sized equal in length to the fence plate. The guide base is initially of greater width than the width of the fence plate plus the width of the base of the power saw. For the initial set-up, the fence plate is bolted to the guide base. The guide base is then cut to size using a power hand saw with the guide fence of the attached fence plate serving as the saw guide to assure parallel alignment of the guide fence relative to the cut edge of the guide base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Humbert G. Miraglia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4736523
    Abstract: A device for guiding and gauging a hand-held power saw during crosscut operations on a workpiece. The device is comprised of a guide section and a gauge section interconnected by means of a length of wood strapping. The guide section has a sheath-like structure mounted on a rectangular plate with an upwardly directed forward flange and a downwardly directed side flange. The forward end of the wood strapping terminates in the guide's sheath-like structure. The forward flange guides the power saw across the front of the device. The side flange positions the device on the workpiece. The gauge section also has a sheath-like structure mounted on a square metal plate with a downwardly directed user side flange and a downwardly directed rear flange. The wood strapping passes through the gauge's sheath-like structure and is fixedly attached thereto. The flanges hold the device in position on and at one end of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Inventor: James Hanning
  • Patent number: 4646589
    Abstract: A guide for aiding in sharpening a chain saw with a file which includes a magnet having an elongated rod extending outwardly therefrom at an angle corresponding to the desired angle that is to be sharpened on the cutting edge of a tooth of a chain saw. The magnet is attached to a guide bar of the chain saw. When sharpening the teeth, the chain is moved around the saw and a file is moved across the leading edge of the tooth at an angle corresponding to the angle of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: George E. Petitt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4615073
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for restricting the relative movement of the separated sections of an initially unitary body. The present invention is particularly useful in a device and method for restraining or restricting the initial movement of the upper portion of a tree, post or similar body to two degrees of freedom immediately after it has been severed from the remaining stationary portion of the body. A device in accord with the present invention comprises first and second rigid members pivotally joined or hinged together. The device further comprises a plurality of contact surfaces or feet for contacting the limb wherein the contact surfaces are displaced from the rigid members. Finally, the device comprises devices for attaching the rigid members to the limb both above and below the proposed point of severance. Most preferably, the attachment devices are adjustable to permit attachment to a limb having a variety of shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Inventor: Raymond L. Haak
  • Patent number: 4608898
    Abstract: A unitized saw guide and protractor assembly includes workpiece locator tabs whereby the assembly and workpiece can be hand-held safely for making a precision workpiece cut at a required angle by means of a saber saw. The same saw guide and protractor assembly is employed with a platform on which the assembly rests with its workpiece locator tabs engaged within slots of the platform which lock the assembly and platform together in a precision use mode to create a miter box, said tabs again contacting and positioning a hand-held workpiece for cutting. The saw guide and protractor assembly is used in a third mode with a vise equipped framing base as a miter machine where again the locator tabs engage a face of the workpiece to position the saw guide and protractor assembly with precision. A simplified highly versatile and very economical apparatus is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Inventor: Michael J. Volk
  • Patent number: 4599779
    Abstract: A construction tool for metal framing elements having a generally U-shaped cross-sectional configuration comprising a main body portion having a pair of opposite end surfaces adapted to abut the opposite side walls of the framing element, and a handle which is fixed to the main body portion and extends laterally therefrom. Each end surface of the main body portion has a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Eric Thibault