Including Pivoted Yoke Frame Jaw Carrier Patents (Class 269/126)
  • Publication number: 20030025261
    Abstract: A clamp (1) comprising: two opposed first clamping surfaces (5), two opposed second clamping surfaces (6) disposed perpendicularly to the planes of the first clamping surfaces, two opposed bearing surfaces (4) spaced apart and located on the longitudinal axes of the first clamping surfaces and disposed at an angle from the first clamping surfaces, and two rigid bearing points, one of said bearing points located to align when in use adjacent to one of the bearing surfaces and the other bearing point located to align when in use adjacent to the other bearing surface, and means (20) for imparting a longitudinal force such that the bearing surfaces are urged against the bearing points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventor: Con Anton
  • Patent number: 5904358
    Abstract: A chuck device has a pair of grippers pivotally supported in a recess defined in an end of a body for angular movement about a predetermined angle, a joint member connected to a piston reciprocally movably disposed in a cylinder chamber defined in the body, and a pair of rollers engaging respectively in grooves in the grippers and angularly movably mounted on the joint member. Linear movement of the piston can be transmitted as angular movement to the grippers through the rollers while the rollers are angularly moving with respect to the joint member. A cover is mounted on the end of the body in closing relation to the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Hosono, Jiro Mandokoro
  • Patent number: 5826866
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of thin-walled workpieces is held for machining in a machine in a respective rigid holder. Ends of unmachined workpieces are each first imbedded in a molten body of a metal alloy having a melting point between 45.degree. C. and 140.degree. C. contained in a respective one of the rigid holders in a cooling station and having a negative expansion coefficient. The holder and the alloy body are cooled in the cooling station to solidify the body around the imbedded end of the unmachined workpiece and the cooled holder is displaced with the unmachined workpiece from the cooling station into the machine. After machining of the workpiece in the holder, the holder is displaced from the machine into a heating station where it is heated to melt the alloy body. Then the machined workpiece is lifted out of the molten body in the heating station and the holder with the molten alloy body is recirculated from the heating station to the cooling station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Ernst Thielenhaus KG
    Inventors: Manfred G. Becker, Peter C. Dinardi, Kenneth J. Sprenger, Timothy S. Guitar
  • Patent number: 5741111
    Abstract: An electro-pneumatic machining jig is adapted to be attached to the bed of a machine such as a milling machine, grinding machine or the like. The jig holds a workpiece, such as a cylinder head, for machining in a desired position relative to a tool head. The machining jig has a pair of jig stands (10) for clamping the workpiece therebetween, with the jig stands (10) mounted in selected spaced relationship on the bed of the machine. Each jig stand (10) has a workpiece connection means (22, 25) mounted on an adjustable stand (16, 17, 18). The stand is supported on a base (11, 12) which includes air-float means (54, 55, 50) and electromagnetic means (13, 53). The air-float means (54, 55, 56) permits alignment of the clamped workpiece relative to the tool head whilst the bases of the pair of jig stands (10) are floating. When the air-float is terminated, the electromagnetic means (13, 53) are energized to clamp each jig stand (10) to a mounting plate on the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Inventor: Steven Edward Goostrey
  • Patent number: 5601385
    Abstract: Delays in fitting and drilling bowling balls are eliminated in a point of sale bowling ball fitting and drilling apparatus. A fitting apparatus (30) includes two movable finger blocks (34), (36) and a thumb aperture (38). Through the use of inserts taken from a group of inserts (150), the fitting apparatus (30) may be utilized to generate control signals to a drilling apparatus (46). A ball (204) may be positioned within the drilling apparatus (46) and insert receiving holes drilled therein in response to the information received by the drilling apparatus (46) from the fitting apparatus (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Brunswick Bowling & Billiards
    Inventors: Bill E. Towers, Ladislav Jurik, Richard L. Weinbrenner
  • Patent number: 5239905
    Abstract: An arrangement to position molding, and particularly crown molding, upon a miter table is arranged to include at least one positioning assembly having an adjustment rod threadedly directed parallel to and below the miter saw table, with an abutment plate mounted to a positioning rod that is arranged above and parallel to the adjuster rod, with the abutment plate arranged for engaging the molding for orienting the molding in a predetermined orientation relative to a saw blade of the associated miter table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventor: Gail E. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5181344
    Abstract: A device for fitting a holding part onto an eyeglass lens comprises a plate adapted to receive the eyeglass lens pivoted to a fixed base and a calibrated spring arrangement and a displacement sensor operative between the plate and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Essilor International CIE Generale d'Optique
    Inventors: Christian Joncour, Alain Chansavoir, Bruno Marande
  • Patent number: 5152044
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a flexible impeller from a pump housing. The apparatus includes a base member, first and second arms connected to the base member and movable relative to each other, and an actuator for clamping the arms on the core of the flexible impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Inventor: Stephen A. Bales
  • Patent number: 4984775
    Abstract: A woodworking corner clamp assembly having two screw clamp assemblies, each clamp assembly being oriented perpendicular to one leg of an L-shaped frame. Each clamp is also capable of longitudinal sliding movement along one leg of the L-shaped frame. The longitudinal position of each clamp along the respective leg of the L-shaped frame is controlled by the rotation of a threaded rod which passes through a longitudinal slot located in the leg of the frame and through a portion of the base of the clamp member, such that rotation of the threaded rod causes the clamp to be driven longitudinally along the length of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Inventor: Robert J. Kahlke
  • Patent number: 4936056
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens centering and mounting device includes a base which receives and centers the ophthalmic lens. A support receives a holding and securing device for the lens in a removable way and is carried by an arm mounted to swing on the base to apply the holding and securing device to the ophthalmic lens. A barrel mounted to rotate on the arm carries the support. A template support carried by the barrel receives in a removable way a template that has to be superposed on the lens before the holding and securing device is placed on the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Essilor International Cie Generale d'Optique
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Gaudel, Tony Michel
  • Patent number: 4835851
    Abstract: A clamp is provided for securely aligning opposed longitudinal halves of a pipe. The clamp comprises a support having a recess therein for receiving a portion of the pipe. First and second levers are pivotably mounted to the supports on generally opposite sides of the recess therein Each lever includes opposed gripping and actuating ends. A piston and cylinder assembly extends between and is pivotally connected to the actuating ends of the first and second levers. As a result, the movement of the piston relative to the cylinder causes the sequential rotation of the first and second levers about their respective pivotable mountings to the support, to securely urge the gripping ends thereof into contact with the pipe mounted in the recess of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: AP Parts Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Camille Peele, Franklin D. Carnley
  • Patent number: 4712295
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for forming an air gap pipe are provided. Inner and outer pipes are bent or deformed into comparable configurations such that the inner pipe can be mounted within the outer pipe. The outer pipe then is split longitudinally by a preprogrammed cutting apparatus. The cutting of the outer pipe terminates just short of the complete longitudinal length of the pipe to facilitate rematching later in the process. The cutter includes a follower to trace the actual configuration of the pipe and thereby to offset differences from one pipe to the next. An array of clamps are provided to align the outer pipe halves relative to one another and to facilitate the reattachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: AP Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Camille Peele, Jon W. Harwood, Peter L. Resuggan
  • Patent number: 4700935
    Abstract: A fixture for supporting integrated circuit packages during wave soldering of leads on the packages includes a carrier portion including two sets of orthogonal support members. The support members have formed edges for defining seats for receiving the packages. A frame cover includes appendages for engaging the packages and maintaining the packages in the seats. The arrangement of the orthogonal support members and cover appendages facilitates solder wave access to all leads of the packages and cleaning and drying of the packages. Heat transfer from the molten solder during the wave soldering procedure is minimized due to the low mass of the cover appendages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Inventors: Russell T. Winslow, Thomas M. Goida
  • Patent number: 4321848
    Abstract: There is provided herein a method and associated apparatus for processing groups of elongated cylindrical members such as tubing or the like. The cylindrical members are arranged and transversely clamped in a substantially flat array by a reciprocating clamp which operates to advance the array of cylindrical members a predetermined distance toward operation performing apparatus whereupon a second clamp engages the members and maintains them in the generally flat array while an operation is performed upon each of the members. Additional apparatus is provided which receives the cylindrical members longitudinally from the operation performing means and delivers the array transversely to other apparatus. Hold down apparatus are also provided on this additional apparatus as well as on the operation performing device and reciprocating clamp device which are designed for rapid accurate adjustment to accommodate different diameter cylindrical members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Assignee: Bundy Corporation
    Inventors: Barry C. Millar, Keith W. Little
  • Patent number: 4260347
    Abstract: In the invention, an apparatus is designed for producing spacer frames for insulating glass window structures, made up of lengths of hollow molding joined together by male cornerpieces. Hollows and spaces at the corner joins are sealed or filled by injection of a sealing composition forced in by the use of a female injection head designed to take up a frame corner, and a driver for pushing the frame corner structure into the injection head. There is furthermore a work table for the frame parts in the working position on injection of the compound or sealant, and gripper structures for keeping the hollow molding lengths, forming the corner, in the desired position. At least one of the gripper structures is able to be moved towards the put-in male part of the cornerpiece after the hollow molding part has been gripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Vitrage
    Inventors: Rolf Sawatzki, Heinz-G. Gubelius, Joachim Heienbrock, Friedrich Halberschmidt, Josef Audi, Norbert Schwarzenberg
  • Patent number: 4129292
    Abstract: The specification and drawings disclose an anode assembly for use in electrolytic cells, and apparatus for forming such assemblies. The anode assembly comprises an anode riser to which is joined a parallel pair of metal sheets which form anode surfaces. The sheets are joined to the riser by connecting means which permit movement of the sheets toward and away from one another while maintaining their parallel relationship. Additionally, the connecting means is such that it maintains a tension on the sheets to prevent them from warping or assuming a non-planar configuration. The disclosed apparatus permits assembly of the sheets to the riser in a simple, rapid manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1978
    Assignee: Diamond Shamrock Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pohto, Richard O. Olson
  • Patent number: 4032183
    Abstract: Disclosed is an elevator for handling pipe with enlarged ends by gripping the end of the pipe with the enlargement between two hinged arm pieces. In the specific embodiment shown, one arm piece fits into the end of the pipe with enlarged end in the form of a collar, and cooperates with a C-shaped receptacle which is fixed to the end of the other arm piece, and which fits around the pipe and catches the pipe collar to prevent the pipe from separating from the first arm inserted into the pipe end. A spring-actuated lock prevents the arms from opening and releasing the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Assignee: Brown Oil Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Baugh, Hollis A. Baugh