Relatively Movable Jaws Patents (Class 269/2)
  • Patent number: 9682462
    Abstract: A push-pull pliers with hammers utilizing the mechanism of conventional vise-grip locking pliers comprises a fixed jaw with threaded hole and hammer head and a slidable hammer assembly attached to either side of the body of the fixed jaw. Gripping a workpiece, such as a cotter pin, a nail, a tube, etc., the slidable hammer assembly can be used to push the workpiece into its base or to pull the workpiece out of its base. The slidable hammer assembly is detachable from the body of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Harry Wong
  • 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: 20110167757
    Abstract: A fastener installation tool including a guide that guides a fastener into a side of a work piece at an angle, while optionally restraining the fastener from wobbling due to rotation, even upon initial entry into the work piece. The guide can define an angled bore including a fastener entrance opening and a fastener exit opening which is adapted to be positioned immediately adjacent the work piece. The guide can include a material ejection port between the openings, through which material bored from the work piece can be evacuated from the angled bore to prevent binding of the material with the fastener. The tool can include a clamp assembly that clamps opposing sides of the work piece to precisely align and steadily hold the angled bore as a fastener is being installed in a side surface. Related methods of using the tool to install fasteners also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: NATIONAL NAIL CORP.
    Inventor: Roger A. Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20100127445
    Abstract: A condom holder is suggested along with a method of putting on the condom with said holder. The suggested condom holder comprises a means of releasing the condom from the holder at least partially defining a space in which the flatly arranged condom can be placed, and fasteners, each of which includes a hook and is adapted for receiving the edge of the rolled condom therein, and the connection between said fasteners. The holder is formed in such manner that at least one fastener can be rotated, and the rotation ability of at least one said fastener is provided in a direction opposite to that in which the hook of said fastener is bent, and the holder includes a stopper preventing the rotation of said fastener in a direction in which the hook of said fastener is bent. The method and the device of the invention allow the user to put on the condom and subsequently remove the holder in a quick and comfortable way, only slightly distracting the user from sexual intercourse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Alexander Leonidovich Felitsyn
  • Publication number: 20100072686
    Abstract: A condom holder is suggested along with a method of putting on the condom with said holder. A condom holder at least partially defining a space in which the flatly arranged condom can be placed, that comprises fasteners used for fixating the condom edge; a connection between said fasteners that includes two opposite parts, each of which includes at least one of said fasteners; a third part placed between said parts that provides the moveability of said opposite parts at least in opposite directions; and a device used to displace said opposite parts using the mechanical force applied by the user; said third part is formed in such manner that said moveability of opposite parts in opposite directions includes the possibility of rotation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Alexander Leonidovich FELITSYN
  • Publication number: 20100071703
    Abstract: The condom holder according to the invention comprises fasteners for fixing the condom edge, and a connection between said fasteners; said connection at least partially being elastic, the holder at least partially defining a space in which the condom can be placed; the holder being adapted to change the shape of said connection between a first configuration in which said space is reduced, and a second configuration in which said space is expanded. In the first said configuration at least part of said connection is strained and tends to transform into the second configuration, and in the second configuration said strain is partially released. Due to the fact that the holder is elastic, the condom placed therein is automatically stretched as required, there is no need to control the force applied by the user. The condom can be put on using only one hand holding the holder. Further, the possibility of excessive or insufficient expansion of the holder is excluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Alexander Leonidovich Felitsyn
  • Patent number: 7249410
    Abstract: A system for splicing together heavy duty electric cables, especially underground cables, consisting of a static friction block and a clamping friction block located on ends of cables to be spliced. A block and tackle mechanism is interposed between the friction block and the clamping block to provide a force to move various elements on the cables to various and final predetermined locations to make up the splice. The block and tackle mechanism has a wind-up spool thereon to wind-up ends of cords of the block and tackle mechanism. The wind-up spool provides the necessary force to accomplish the move of the various elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Inventor: Elmer Edward Zettle
  • Patent number: 6705372
    Abstract: A buckle pivotally arranged in a movable clamp 12 of a first tube holder 1 is attached with play to a buckle 120 pivotally arranged in a movable clamp 82 of a second tube holder 2. When tubes are held in the first and second tube holders 1 and 2, release of the tubes from the holders 1 and 2 is prevented by a movement of a plunger 203 in correspondence of excitation and demagnetization of a solenoid 202 for a predetermined period of operation of the apparatus after holding the tubes (i.e., for a period required from the locking of the buckle 120 until the completion of moving-down of a wafer holder).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sano, Narukuni Nakada, Akihiko Iguchi, Yoshiyuki Yamada, Masashi Yanagawa, Takeshi Minatani
  • Patent number: 6463979
    Abstract: A buckle pivotally arranged in a movable clamp 12 of a first tube holder 1 is attached with play to a buckle 120 pivotally arranged in a movable clamp 82 of a second tube holder 2. When tubes are held in the first and second tube holders 1 and 2, release of the tubes from the holders 1 and 2 is prevented by a movement of a plunger 203 in correspondence of excitation and demagnetization of a solenoid 202 for a predetermined period of operation of the apparatus after holding the tubes (i.e., for a period required from the locking of the buckle 120 until the completion of moving-down of a wafer holder).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sano, Narukuni Nakada, Akihiko Iguchi, Yoshiyuki Yamada, Masashi Yanagawa, Takeshi Minatani
  • Patent number: 5992836
    Abstract: An adjustable angle corner block for holding objects together at an angle with respect to each other. The adjustable angle corner block includes first and second plates with the proximal end edges of the plates pivotally coupled together. A holding device is provided for releasably holding the plates in a position with respect to each other such that the plates cannot pivot out of the position when held by the holding device. Each of the plates has a mounting tube coupled to the back surface of the plate such that a first mounting tube is coupled to the back surface of the first plate and a second mounting tube is coupled to the back surface of the second plate. Each of the mounting tubes is adapted for receiving a threaded end of a pipe of a pipe clamp therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Justin Howe
  • 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: 5718037
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight apparatus for moving a splice body with respect to a cable includes a first clamp member for engaging the cable, a second clamp member for engaging the splice body and a mechanism for moving the first clamp member and the second clamp member with respect to one another. The moving mechanism can include at least one gear rack extending between the first and second clamp members, and a pinion gear operably engageable with the rack. Sheathing can be provided for the rack between the first clamp member and the second clamp member to prevent entry of foreign material into teeth of the rack. In addition, an enclosure can be provided for housing a portion of the elongated rack extending outwardly beyond the first or second clamp members to prevent entry of foreign material into the teeth of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Inventor: Ted L. Gale
  • 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: 5103554
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a cable working tool comprises a tool adapter, an elongated rigid support bar for supporting the tool adapter and first and second clamping members for rigidly holding the support bar. Each of the first and second clamping members has two jaws, at least one of which is moveable, for mounting the first and second members to an object. The apparatus may also be used as a tool itself for moving the end plates of a cable splice enclosure relative to each other to facilitate re-assembly of torque bars onto the end plates after maintenance on a splice has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: David R. Homefeld
  • 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: 4889329
    Abstract: A self-aligning post cutting jig comprising four elongate cutting guide members each having fasteners at opposing ends thereof for securing the guide members together in a closed four-sided jig for placement on a post. The fastener is adapted to provide a first securement mode wherein the ends of the guide members are spaced-apart to facilitate placement onto a post and a second securement mode wherein the ends of the guide member are brought into contact with the post so as to provided square and true cutting guide thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventor: Joel C. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4847970
    Abstract: A fixture is provided for retaining radiators for repair and/or replacement of radiator tanks and/or cores. A frame is provided with a pair of jaws, one of the jaws being movable manually and by means of a driving element to secure a radiator between the jaws. Guideways are provided in the frame for a crimping tool which is slidable along the guideways to effect crimping of the tabs to secure the radiator header to the tank. A pivotable assembly is disposed above the jaws with air cylinders and pistons for retaining the radiator tank in engagement with the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: The Barbee Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom D. Barbee
  • Patent number: 4799655
    Abstract: An adaptation device 10 for temporary positioning of a conventional ski template on a monoski including a plate 12 having two parallel edges 16a and 16b separated by a distance substantially equal to the width of a conventional ski, a lower contact surface 20 and gripping arm 22 for temporarily immobilizing the plate on the upper surface of the monoski by abutting an interior surface 22e against a lateral side 31a of the monoski and by gripping the thickness of the monoski adjacent one of its lateral edges in such a fashion that the parallel edges of the adaptation element extend in a longitudinal direction of the monoski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Rigal
  • Patent number: 4589640
    Abstract: A connector comprises two parts; namely, a keeper 10 in the form of a substantially flat plate having a slot 12 therein, and a bar 11 which locates in the slot. The keeper has a locking pin 13 which screws into a hole 14 in the keeper and engages the bar. The bar and slot are curved transversely so that pressure by the pin causes a greatly increased frictional grip between the slot and bar than would otherwise be the case if the bar and slot were flat.The connector has numerous uses such as a straight edged clamp as described in the preferred embodiment or for assembly of a kit of parts where a bar and keeper are incorporated into the respective parts to be joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Inventor: James Pert
  • Patent number: 4556205
    Abstract: A gauging tool for use in mounting the rails of a drawer pull-out guide assembly to furniture side walls includes a holding member for supporting the body rail. The body rail can be screwed onto the furniture side wall while held by the holding member of the gauging tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Josef Brunner
  • Patent number: 4487403
    Abstract: A bench mounted workpiece clamping straightedge to be used in conjunction with portable electric tools such as saws, routers and etc. or manual hand held cutting tools wherein a relatively vertically movable straightedge is utilized to clamp a workpiece firmly and presenting a straightedge with which to guide cutting tools across and or through said workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Inventor: Russell W. Burge
  • Patent number: 4195827
    Abstract: Set out herein is an improved conduit cutting guide including a longitudinally hinged handle formed in the manner of a trough and lined with segments of rubber or plastic for grasping the surfaces of a spirally wound flexible conduit therein. One end of the handle is attached to a first set of J-shaped end plates, each end plate being respectively fixed to one of the hinged portions of the handle, the first set of end plates extending above the handle trough to form two outwardly and downwardly directed end tabs. A second set of J-shaped end plates is attached to the respective first set, the second end plates being similarly conformed in plan form and include an offset for receiving the hacksaw blade therebetween. Thus, a conduit may be placed into the interior of the hinged handle and may be grasped thereat by the user. A hacksaw is then insertable into the space between the first and second sets of end plates for cutting the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Inventor: Richard G. Lyman
  • Patent number: 4176572
    Abstract: A dual-knife device for scribing or scoring a wood workpiece before sawing it with a motorized circular handsaw or other saw. The scoring insures a clean saw cut without splintering the wood at the edges, as is required in trimming veneer doors and wall panels. A guide bar is clamped to the workpiece to guide the saw and the scoring device. Prior to sawing, the scoring device is drawn by hand across the workpiece, guided by the same guide bar. The scoring device comprises a pair of knife blades mounted close together on a frame. The knife blades cut two parallel scribe lines or scores into the wood surface, one on each side of the kerf to be sawed. When the saw cut is made, the score lines prevent the saw blade from splintering or feathering the surface of the workpiece along the kerf line, insuring a clean cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Inventor: Charles A. Pennington
  • Patent number: 4065114
    Abstract: A guide for a motorized handsaw which guide includes a track member and clamps which fixedly engage the track and clamp to the underside adjacent edges of the workpiece to be cut by the saw. The clamps include sawable workpiece edge engaging members which extend into the area of the expected saw cut so that they indicate the guided saw line therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Inventor: Charles A. Pennington
  • Patent number: 3939915
    Abstract: A saw guide assembly having a straight edge guide means attached to one of a pair of grip levers connected by a bolt and wing nut which latter, when tightened, assures clamping of a work-piece between the guide means and a pressing means such as a spring mounted on the other grip lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1976
    Inventor: James W. Wood
  • Patent number: 3938796
    Abstract: A sawing location apparatus adapted to be placed on a workpiece has a bearing engagement for the workpiece to one side of a saw guide device and a location device on the other side of the saw guide device for setting the workpiece to a desired position in a direction transverse to the cutting plane defined by the saw guide device. Arrangements are described for making right-angled and oblique transverse cuts in an elongate workpiece as well as longitudinally directed cuts in an end face of such a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Inventor: Gordon Williams Wynn