With Part Or Tool Holding Receptacle Patents (Class 269/16)
  • Patent number: 9615704
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an air handling unit during servicing may comprise a support tray which defines a space for receiving the unit and may include opposite sides and opposite ends, with a front side and top of the tray being substantially open such that the is movable through the front side into the support tray. The apparatus may also include a support frame supporting the support tray above a ground surface and wheels on the support frame. The support frame may be configured to permit the tray to tilt end to end with respect to the support frame to adjust heights of the ends and to permit the tray to tilt side to side with respect to the support frame to adjust a height of the front side of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin K. Becker
  • Patent number: 9371954
    Abstract: A work bench including a frame foldable between an in-use position and a closed position. A table surface is connected to the frame. The frame includes two sides, the two sides connected to each other with a latchable bar and one or more fixed crossbars. The work bench also includes movable catch which is movable from a position in which it retains the latchable bar at the latched position to maintain the work bench in an in-use position, and a released position in which the latchable bar is release from the catch to allow the work bench to be folded into a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Omri Lifshitz, Miki Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 9022371
    Abstract: Kit of improved accessories suitable for automated storage structures (20) comprising an automatic clamping system adapted to lock in position workpieces stored during transport on a truck, plant conveyor or any other vehicle and supporting elements (11) for the workpieces stored each formed by bending of iron wire according to the workpiece profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ferrinox Automotive SRO
    Inventor: Maria Rosaria Seghezzi
  • Patent number: 9004137
    Abstract: The invention relates to bicycle work stands for making repairs and changing and mounting tubeless tires. There is provided a one-sided wheel work stand with a pivotal upper wheel bracket which allows the user to work unobstructed on the wheel and then acts as a device to lay the wheel flat for better sealing. In related embodiments, the work stand is configured to assist a user in adapting 32 mm 15 QR axle hubs and in truing a bicycle wheel while attached to the work stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Voegeli, Philip Voegeli
  • Publication number: 20140225320
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a cutting board and food preparation and waste removal system. The cutting board has a top cutting surface with a storage area underneath. In this storage area, trays are kept that may be slid in or out. Additionally, the trays are removable. The trays can be used to hold and facilitate the removal of food waste or may be used to hold cut or chopped food. Further included is a swiper which can be used to clean the cutting surface by using a blade to direct food and food waste into the trays. A portion of the handle of the swiper detaches to expose a cutting blade which can be used to chop, cut, and mince food items. Once the food has been cut and the food waste has been cleaned and removed, the entire device can be placed into the dishwasher for thorough cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: ANGELO GOTSIS
  • Patent number: 8785812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the treatment of a workpiece, in particular of a substantially flat substrate, comprising a table (2) for supporting the workpiece (5), a flow generation apparatus (6, 11) producing a gas flow (22) on a top face (17.1, 17.2) of the table (2) in a region between the workpiece (5) and the top face (17.1, 17.2) of the table (2), on which gas flow the workpiece (5) is supported during the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Tel Solar AG
    Inventors: Richard Grundm├╝ller, Johannes Meier, Arthur B├╝chel
  • Patent number: 8770562
    Abstract: A cutting board has two opposed longitudinal edges, two opposed transverse edges, a first diagonal edge between the first transverse edge and a first longitudinal edge, a second diagonal edge between the first transverse edge and a second longitudinal edge. The edges define broad upper and lower cutting board surfaces. A permanent magnet is affixed to each of the diagonal edges. Two elongate ferromagnetic fences have first and second legs disposed at right angles. In a dispensing trough position the second leg is engaged by the magnet to hold the second leg tightly against the diagonal edge with the first leg lying flat against the lower broad surface to thereby provide two fence members extending above the cutting surface to guide cut items toward an opening defined by a space between the fence members at a transverse edge. The size of the opening is adjusted by moving the fences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Alvin S. Blum
  • Patent number: 8746668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a table saw, including: a work table, including a working surface for placing a workpiece; a fence, slidably arranged on said work table for support said work piece; a first motor, arranged below said working surface of the work table; a blade, driven by said first motor for cutting motion, and at least part of the blade is protruding out of the working surface of the work table in the cutting process, characterized in that: A planer detachably arranged on said work surface, said planer including a housing, a second motor located in said housing and a blade shaft driven by said second motor to rotate about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co.
    Inventor: Warren Brown
  • Patent number: 8740210
    Abstract: A cutting board is elevated by way of a pair of leg stands, configured as longitudinal arc-shaped rod handles secured into the cutting board. Inverted, the handles receive and support various sizes of serving dishes and cooking pans in an inclined configuration and thereby functions as a device for separating liquids from foods, such as water and liquefied fats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Fiala
  • Patent number: 8733748
    Abstract: A cart includes a frame body, a tray, a driving mechanism, and a transmission mechanism. The frame body includes a top portion, a bottom portion including a number of castors, and a number of connecting bars between the top portion and the bottom portion, which cooperatively defines a receiving space. The tray is configured to support a workpiece and to be slidably received in the receiving space. The transmission mechanism is connected between the tray and the driving mechanism to transmit the power of the driving mechanism to the tray to drive the tray to move in the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-An Yu, Yan-Hao Li, Ri-Qing Chen, Xing Xia
  • Patent number: 8720879
    Abstract: A food preparation cutting board for cutting and storing food stuff in isolated compartments adjacent to the cutting board preferably includes a cutting board including a plurality of openings formed along a perimeter thereof, and a plurality of food containers removably interfitted within the openings respectively such that the food containers are juxtaposed adjacent to the perimeter of the cutting board. The food containers are fixedly engaged with the cutting board when the food containers are disposed within the openings respectively. Such food containers are capable of may be interchangeably oriented at an upright position and an inverted position relative to the cutting board. In this manner, the food containers are adapted to receive food stuff directly from the cutting board. Furthermore, a user is able to expand the surface area of the cutting board and/or conveniently slide food stuff into the food containers directly from the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: James L. Schrimper
  • Publication number: 20140097566
    Abstract: The present invention provides cutting board assemblies for food preparation. The devices of the invention can be used for cutting food, storing food, and transport cut food items. The devices of the invention include removable food containment trays with lids. The devices of the invention can also include at least one storage drawer for knives or food. Also provided are cutting board holders and space saver for being mounted under a kitchen cabinet, on walls, or on pantry doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ELITE REVOLUTIONARY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Daliana Rivera
  • Patent number: 8690134
    Abstract: An equipment support rack assembly for holding equipment during the maintenance thereof includes a base with a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall. The perimeter has an aperture to access an interior of the base. A rod is attached to the base and receives a spool of cutting line. A plurality of legs each has a top end and a bottom end. Each of the legs extends upwardly from the upper surface. A platform has a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side is attached to the top ends of each of the legs. The top side has an opening extending through the top and bottom sides. The opening is configured to receive a weed trimmer or to allow access to a bottom side of a lawn mower positioned on the top side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Ben J. Saam
  • Patent number: 8690137
    Abstract: A fixture for selectably supporting a number of dissimilar workpieces. The fixture includes a frame with one or more rotatable workpiece tooling assemblies. Each workpiece tooling assembly has multiple faces to which is mounted workpiece support tooling. The workpiece support tooling may be designed to support dissimilar workpieces, such that a single fixture may support any of a given number of workpieces by simply rotating the workpiece tooling assembly or assemblies until the corresponding support tooling is properly positioned. A locking assembly may be provided to releasably secure each workpiece tooling assembly in the various support orientations that coincide with each of its faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James Cahill, William Peck, Matthew Spiewacki
  • Publication number: 20140091508
    Abstract: A kitchen apparatus including a combined utensil retainer member and drying rack member, encapsulated within a rotatably attached cutting board mechanism. The cutting board mechanism includes a containment apparatus on the underside such that food, liquids, debris and the like are deflected from entering the internal portion of the cutlery holding area. The overall apparatus combines an upper and lower portion, both of which utilize numerous embodiments interchangeably in order to retain utensils and provide cutlery ability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Paul R. Chalifoux
  • Patent number: 8641026
    Abstract: A tool for servicing a fuel dispensing nozzle, said tool comprising a substantially semicircular base plate with two uprights protruding from the top to receive a fuel pump nozzle therein; said base plate being formed to fit on the mouth of a bucket and substantially cover the mouth of said bucket, while leaving open a portion of the bucket; said base plate having on its bottom surface protruding guides to ensure a snug fit on the mouth of said bucket; so that a fuel dispensing nozzle may be easily secured for separation from a hose and residual fuel may be easily drained from said nozzle and said hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Husky Corporation
    Inventor: John Sever
  • Publication number: 20140015182
    Abstract: To prevent entrance of swarf or cutting oil from a workpiece recovery opening, in a workpiece recovery unit, a cover 21 which covers an upper side and a lateral side of a workpiece recovery opening 19 opening in an upper side of a workpiece recovery section 18 disposed lateral to a holder 13 which holds a processed workpiece 1?, a workpiece transport path 23 from an entrance 22 opening in a lower side provided in the cover 21 to the recovery opening 19 is formed in a step-like shape, the holder 13 is supported so as to be movable in an up-and-down direction and a right-and-left direction, the workpiece 1? is moved along the transport path 23 by the holder 13, and is transported to the upper side of the recovery opening 19 from the entrance 22 so as to be recovered in the recovery opening 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicants: CITIZEN MACHINERY MIYANO CO., LTD., CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Asahara, Hiroshi Kasuya, Kyota Kotake, Yoshiki Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20130244846
    Abstract: A clamping device (1) for a machine tool (2) for machining at least one dental workpiece (3), wherein the clamping device (1) has at least one workpiece carrier (4) for accommodating the dental workpiece (3) during machining, wherein at least one tool holder (5) for holding at least one, preferably a plurality of cutting tools (6) for machining the dental workpiece (3) is arranged, preferably fixedly, on the workpiece carrier (4), and the workpiece carrier (4) and the tool holder (5) are fastened or fastenable together as one component on a carrier of the clamping device (1) in an exchangeable manner by a fastening device (7) that is non-destructively releasable, preferably without a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ARMANN GIRRBACH AG
    Inventor: Timo Koch
  • Patent number: 8534654
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and products are disclosed for welding ground wires to a grounding rod. A jig retains the ground wires to the grounding rod. The jig has a first horseshoe oriented to a second horseshoe to form a crucifix. Each horseshoe has a pair of legs supporting the jig from earth and providing electrical ground to the earth. A central passage bisects each horseshoe through which the grounding rod inserts. Means are included for clamping a ground wire to at least one of the legs, such that the ground wire is retained for welding to the grounding rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: James Thomas Vandergrift, II
  • Patent number: 8511663
    Abstract: A screen installation device is used for assembling a screen plate to a frame, the screen installation device, and includes a positioning device and a plurality of connection devices. The positioning device is for locating the frame. The connection devices are detachably assembled to the positioning device and are arranged around the screen plate, and part of each connection device is located and retained between the screen plate and the frame to create a constant width gap between the screen plate and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Wei Gong, Nai-Lin Yang, Hai-Bo Li, Min Zhuo
  • Patent number: 8403312
    Abstract: An adjustable fixture comprises a clamping board used to mount a workpiece thereon, a hollow telescopic sleeve, a latching assembly, a telescopic shaft, and a fastening seat. The clamping board is fastened to the telescopic sleeve. The telescopic sleeve slidably receives the telescopic shaft therein. The latching assembly is mounted on the telescopic shaft and resists an interior wall of the telescopic sleeve to position the telescopic shaft relative to the telescopic sleeve. The telescopic shaft is rotatably mounted on the fastening seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Li-Hua Zhang, Ke Zhou, Zi-Zhong Zhang, Zhen-Wei Zhao
  • Patent number: 8336865
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and products are disclosed for welding ground wires to a grounding rod. A jig retains the ground wires to the grounding rod. The jig has a first horseshoe oriented to a second horseshoe to form a crucifix. Each horseshoe has a pair of legs supporting the jig from earth and providing electrical ground to the earth. A central passage bisects each horseshoe through which the grounding rod inserts. Mechanisms are included for clamping a ground wire to at least one of the legs, such that the ground wire is retained for welding to the grounding rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Thomas Vandergrift, II
  • Publication number: 20120261871
    Abstract: A cutting board device integrally supported by a countertop, the device having a platform detachably connected to a base. The cutting board device includes a means for removably attaching a plurality of implements to the cutting board device, and a lifting means for allowing the cutting board device to move between settable raised and lowered positions about an opening in the countertop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Scott W. Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 8231119
    Abstract: A worktable having first and second portions that are removably coupled to one another. When the first and second portions are decoupled from one another they can be arranged into free-standing positions where they can be used as sawhorses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Marshall, Oleksiy P. Sergyeyenko, David J. Timan, Jamie S. Munn
  • Patent number: 8220789
    Abstract: The combination food cutting board includes removable cups for food items, and a waste compartment. An upper cutting board mates with a lower base. The upper cutting board includes an aperture aligned with a receptacle in the base for waste, and secondary apertures aligned with matching receptacles in the base for holding the cups food items. The base includes a lateral opening and a sliding drawer in the waste compartment, and may include a storage compartment under the upper cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Pourounidis, Curtis Stone
  • Patent number: 8220786
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a fixture assembly that is capable of holding work pieces such tiles of various sizes in various positions in a manner which enables freehand cutting. Various embodiments include a main fixture having a working top surface area that includes strategically placed cylindrical openings that are configured to receive easily manipulated tile holding clamps, various dogs that can be removably secured to the fixture in order to place tiles in a desirable position to be held during a cutting operations. The fixture is light weight and is easily transportable to a jobsite and has the capability of storing the clamps, dogs, marking instruments and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sam Armstrong, Peter Denley, Timothy Baker, Jie Liu, Loren Doppelt, Dale S. Dilulio, Scott Micoley, Ronald Bradbery
  • Patent number: 8205865
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a rectangular jig tool that has a substantially rectangular body with a square cross-sectional shape, and this able to be held in a vice. The device has a number of features which enable the drilling of aircraft parts. First, the longitudinal slot is used to receive one portion of a part, and allow another portion to extend over a recess in the tool. When the drill passes through the part, it does not damage the tool because the recess accommodates. An optional clip-on feature is also provided which holds the parts in the longitudinal channel so that they are secured during drilling. Other parts are inserted such that they extend out away from a longitudinal slot in the tool for uninterfered drilling. Another features includes a longitudinal corridor/slit arrangement that allows a number of parts to be securely held and stick out from the device for drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Haytham Awadi
  • Patent number: 8162302
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automated dolly assembly that includes a body including a frame and a top surface, a sync arm and a support arm connected to the body, and at least one switch disposed on the body to control movement of the support arm. The sync arm is capable of movement between a first position and a second position, and when the sync arm is in the first position, the sync arm is free from contact with a portion of a workpart carrier traveling along a rail of an overhead conveyor. When the sync arm is in the second position, the sync arm contacts a portion of the workpart carrier. The support arm is also capable of movement between a first position and a second position, and when the support arm is in the first position, the support arm is free from contact with a portion of the workpart carrier. When the support arm is in the second position, the support arm contacts a portion of the workpart carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Turner, Daniel K. Claunch, Travis S. Cotten, Bradley Jay Sallee, Cory D. Bronger
  • Patent number: 8042794
    Abstract: A workbench with a collapsible frame and a plurality of top members. The collapsible frame can include a first set of legs and a second set of legs can be coupled to one of the top members. The frame and top members can be positioned and supported by the first and second sets of legs to form a pair of free standing structures that can be employed as work benches and/or saw horses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James D Marshall, Oleksiy P Sergyeyenko, David J Timan, Jamie S Munn
  • Publication number: 20110241271
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided, for positioning a work piece, such as a piece of crown molding, through use of an apparatus including a work piece support plate pivotably attached along a pivot axis to a base. The base is adapted to rest on a horizontal reference plane, such as the table of a mitre saw, for pivoting motion of the support plate about the pivot axis to a desired angle with respect to the base, while the pivot axis is simultaneously positioned to extend substantially parallel to a longitudinal line of intersection between a horizontal and a vertical reference plane, established by the table and fence of the mitre saw, to hold the work piece at a desired tilt angle with respect to the vertical reference plane, so that the work piece may be cut in substantially the same orientation as it will be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Nomis LLC
    Inventors: Damian A. Kozina, Edward D. Adkins
  • Patent number: 7992852
    Abstract: A pipe stand able to support a conduit includes a table having a first surface, supports pivotably coupled to the table for supporting the table in an elevated position with respect to the support surface, and a shelf extending between the supports and positioned between the table and the support surface. At least one of the supports includes an electrical connector, and a power cord is in electrical communication with the electrical connector and connectable to an external power source. The pipe stand includes a first jaw extending from the first surface of the table and shaped to engage a portion of the conduit, and a second jaw a second jaw extending from the first surface of the table and spaced a distance from the first jaw, the second jaw shaped to engage another portion of the conduit. A clamping device is supported by one of the first jaw and the second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa M. Marineau, Jonathan A. Zick, Edward D. Wilbert, Jeffrey M. Wackwitz, Benjamin Ludy, Scott D. Eisenhardt
  • Patent number: 7988137
    Abstract: An adjustable stand for receiving an object, e.g., an automobile panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Tools & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan T. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110180981
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a multipurpose cutting board and food preparation device. The device comprises a housing structure, a rail disposed on one edge of the housing structure, interchangeable color coded cutting boards, and a detachable cutting assembly. The cutting assembly may include interchangeable blades tailored for specific types of food cuts, e.g., julienne and chopping, slicing, and dicing. The cutting assembly provides an additional cutting option and flexibility with the interchangeable blades. The housing structure includes a storage area for storing the interchangeable color coded cutting boards not in use. The storage area promotes better organization of the cutting boards and the color coding helps identify the appropriate cutting board for the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Radi, Qimim Wang
  • Publication number: 20110095465
    Abstract: A cutting board, which includes a pair of substantially planar members, which are separated by at least two support members and forms a slot or space configured to receive a tray. The tray fits between the pair of substantially planar members, the tray having at least one compartment configured to receive food from at least one of the pair of substantially planar members. The tray includes a plurality of compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Stephanie VLAHOS
  • Patent number: 7922159
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus for attaching work pieces to be machined to the work table of a machine tool in a precisely defined position comprises at least one clamping rail to be attached to the work table of the machine, as well as at least one work piece holder. The clamping rail is provided with an elongate protruding portion, the front face thereof constituting a stop surface and which defines a recess between itself and the work table of the machine tool. The elongate protruding portion may be provided with threaded bores for receiving clamping screws. Each work piece holder includes a clamping portion which can be inserted into the recess and clamped therein by means of the clamping screws. The clamping rail includes a flat bottom surface resting on the surface of the work table of the machine tool and running perpendicular to the aforementioned front face of the elongate protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: F-Tool International AG
    Inventor: Ferdinand Troxler
  • Publication number: 20090273130
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a fixture assembly that is capable of holding work pieces such tiles of various sizes in various positions in a manner which enables freehand cutting. Various embodiments include a main fixture having a working top surface area that includes strategically placed cylindrical openings that are configured to receive easily manipulated tile holding clamps, various dogs that can be removably secured to the fixture in order to place tiles in a desirable position to be held during a cutting operations. The fixture is light weight and is easily transportable to a jobsite and has the capability of storing the clamps, dogs, marking instruments and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicants: CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Sam Armstrong, Peter Denley, Timothy Baker, Jie Liu, Loren Doppelt, Dale S. DiIulio, Scott Micoley, Ronald Bradbery
  • Publication number: 20090243175
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly includes a frame, including a support platform; a cutting board removably retained on the support platform; a grating portion disposed in the support platform; and a peeling portion disposed in the support platform. A container is received by and retained within the frame. The container is movable between a retracted position, in which the container is substantially disposed interior to the frame, and a protracted position, in which the container is substantially disposed exterior to the frame. The grating portion is located relative to the container such that bits of food that are grated using the grating portion are received and retained within the container. The peeling portion is located relative to the container such that portions of food that are cut using the peeling portion are received and retained within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry SHEW, Daniel Lee BIZZELL
  • Patent number: 7584973
    Abstract: A system for the storage and convenient presentation of tools or other items is disclosed. Specifically, the invention disclosed is a multilevel tool lift which consists of a base assembly, a substantially vertical tube assembly and shelf assemblies attached to the substantially vertical tube assembly. The substantially vertical tube assembly can be extended or contracted, thereby raising and lowering the shelf assemblies attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Steve Brager
  • Publication number: 20090218742
    Abstract: A handheld, portable cutting board assembly includes a cutting board and a frame configured to support the cutting board within a top portion thereof such that a major surface of the cutting board is exposed for use as a cutting surface. The frame also is further configured to receive and retain the cutting board within a bottom portion thereof for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Jerry Shew, Daniel Lee Bizzell
  • Publication number: 20090065992
    Abstract: A workbench system is disclosed which may include a work surface with a first dog hole, a second dog hole spaced apart from the first dog hole and a plurality of dogs, each of the plurality of dogs including a body defining a first and second securing portion, and a stem portion extending away from the body and configured to fit into the first and second dog holes such that the first securing portions of the first and the second of the plurality of dogs are spaced apart with respect to an axis extending along the first work surface portion at a distance corresponding to a first commonly sized work piece width and the second securing portions of the first and the second of the plurality of dogs are spaced apart with respect to the axis at a distance corresponding to a second commonly sized work piece width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicants: Credo Technology Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Brian Hyuk Joon Chung, Christopher Heflin, Jennifer Faith Uzumcu, Gregg Michael Mangialardi
  • Patent number: 7448606
    Abstract: A large automotive panel paint rack has a wheel-mounted base with an adjustable upright post and at least one platform having adjustable support members and hook members. It also has heat and paint-resistant protective rubber sleeves to keep critical adjustment threads free from over-spray. The large panel paint rack permits stationary support of a large part, especially a large automotive panel part for preparation work, repair and painting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Innovative Tools & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Thomas Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080181751
    Abstract: A gap set device for an electronic component handler is provided. The electronic component handler includes a linear bearing having a test accessory mounted to it. The test accessory is movable between a first position away from a tool and a second position closer to the tool. A setting post is extendable from the test accessory such that when the test accessory moves from the first position to the second position the setting post can fix a gap between the test accessory and the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: David James McKeever, Martin Frederick Bamberger, Blaine Michael, Doug J. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20080164646
    Abstract: A workholder, in particular a saw jig, is provided for mounting a substrate containing a plurality of electronic devices. The saw jig has a base platform having a plurality of pockets laid out in the same arrangement as the electronic devices are arranged on the substrate and a plurality of resilient collets are detachably inserted into the pockets, each collet being sized and configured to hold one electronic device by vacuum suction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Chi Wah Cheng, Wang Lung Alan Tse
  • Publication number: 20080124227
    Abstract: A maintenance tray of an oxygen machine is secured to a case of the oxygen machine and comprises a base board, a pair of handles, a pair of locators and fasteners. The base board comprises a front end and a rear end. The handles are formed at the front end of the base board, and the locators are formed at the rear end of the base board. The fasteners are used to secure the base board to the case so as to easily dissemble the parts for maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Shao-Shih Huang
  • Publication number: 20080105661
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting device in an aircraft. In one aspect of the invention, a method is disclosed for assembling a metal securement member of the mounting device. In another aspect of the invention, a mounting device is disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, a method is disclosed for installing and using a mounting device in an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brad L. Kirkwood, Paul S. Gregg, Gerry D. Miller, Jeff D. Will, David W. Evans
  • Patent number: 7207442
    Abstract: A die holding tray useful for testing a plurality of individual dies placed into the holding tray together with a method of making the same. The holding tray has machined lateral and longitudinal sets of grooves with one set of grooves filled with strips in order to form pockets from the unfilled grooves. Vacuum channels are formed into the bottom of the pockets, and dies are held in place during testing by the flatness of the pocket bottoms and a drawn vacuum. Several embodiments are disclosed, including machining grooves in a compliant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Daniel Redding
  • Patent number: 7159629
    Abstract: A worktable apparatus includes a table with a tabletop having a plurality of legs attached thereto. The tabletop has an opening extending therethrough. A panel is hingedly coupled to the tabletop adjacent to the opening and is selectively positionable in a closed position extending over the opening or in an open position exposing the opening. The panel has an upper surface and a lower surface. The panel has central aperture extending therethrough. A plurality of brackets is attached to the lower surface of the panel. The brackets are configured to releasably couple a cutting tool to the lower surface and so that a cutting implement of the cutting tool extends through the central aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Braxton E. Rowe
  • Patent number: 7134651
    Abstract: An angled clamp is capable of holding one wall at an obtuse angle relative to another wall. Alternatively, a conventional clamp may be modified with a clamp attachment having a jaw engaging piece and an opposite clamping surface with at least two flat portions forming a channel for receiving a work piece, in which the channel extends in a first transverse direction relative to a clamping direction. The attachment may have an attachment mechanism configured to be installed on a jaw of the conventional clamp by sliding in a second transverse direction relative to the direction of clamping. Alternatively, the attachment mechanism may include a ring for holding the attachment mechanism on the jaw. A method may include bonding first and second walls together at an obtuse angle without requiring the use of other fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventor: James W. Beck
  • Patent number: 6964092
    Abstract: A cutting edge cart is disclosed that provides an improved means for replacing the replaceable cutting edges on bladed equipment such as road graders and snow plow. The cart allows a single user to retrieve, transport, and position a replacement cutting edge relative to a mold board of the bladed equipment. Generally, the cart contains a frame, two or more transport assemblies attached to the frame, such as wheels, a movable carrier assembly that contains a cutting edge support assembly, and an adjuster. The adjuster is operable to move the carrier assembly between first and second positions relative to the frame allowing the vertical position of a supported cutting edge to be adjusted. The frame and transport assemblies are disposed such that the cart may be rotated or pivoted from a first generally vertical position to a second generally horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Blade Lift, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Lorenz, Donald W. Quam
  • Patent number: 6866889
    Abstract: A holder (2; 22; 82) for coating drill with a ceramic coating by a vapor deposition process has a perforated outer wall (4; 24; 84) into which the drills are inserted with their tips projecting. The holder has a hollow interior in which support means locate the inserted drills parallel and with their tips projecting to the same extent. The support means may comprise a correspondingly perforated inner wall (8; 26; 86) and a back wall (10; 28; 88) against which the drills abut, the outer, inner and back walls being parallel to each other. In one configuration, the holder has a hexagonal plan form with alternate outer walls (4) perforated and each with associated inner and back walls (8, 10). The holder is provided with a lid (52) that shields the interior from ingress of the coating material but provides an air passage to assist cooling of the portions of the drills in the holder interior after the coating has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Dormer Tools (Sheffield) Limited
    Inventors: Richard Mark Lill, John Dick, Alan Stevenson