Screw Within Traveling Box-beam Guide Patents (Class 269/247)
  • Patent number: 10596589
    Abstract: A device for securing a movable panel relative to a vehicle body includes a housing, a plunger, a handle, and a spring. The housing defines a bore and a slot. The plunger includes a shaft and a clamp extending radially outward from the shaft. The shaft extends through the bore and is coupled to the housing for relative axial and rotational movement relative to the housing. The handle is fixedly coupled to the shaft and extends through the slot. The spring biases the clamp toward the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Kevin Favero, Michael Gardynik, Daniel Trentin, Steven Frank
  • Patent number: 10343261
    Abstract: An arrangement of a carrier plate and vise stop which provide an abutment against which a workpiece rests laterally when being milled. The carrier plate affixes to a rear portion of a fixed jaw of a milling machine, the carrier plate having a forward recess for receiving the rear portion of the fixed jaw which nestles into the recess as the recess is dimensioned for receiving at least three sides of the fixed jaw. The carrier plate includes a plurality of locator chambers sized for receiving dowel pins of a vise stop, whereby adjacent locator chambers are spaced at a constant distance apart from one another. The interlocking of the dowels of the vise stop and the carrier plate may occur at varied lateral locations between the sides of the milling machine. A nose of the vise stop extends into the work area of the milling machine, providing the abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Concepts To Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Mack
  • Patent number: 9278446
    Abstract: A work bench including a frame and a table surface connected to the frame. The table surface includes first and second table surface members. The first table surface member is movably coupled with the frame and has first and second ends. The work bench also includes a first user-actuatable drive member for moving the first end of the first table surface member, a second user-actuatable drive member for moving the second end of the first table surface member and a third user-actuatable drive member for moving the first end and the second end of the first table surface member concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Omri Lifshitz, Miki Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 8973911
    Abstract: A movable jaw quick release apparatus of a vice comprises a tooth base, a movable jaw and two restriction elements. The tooth base is formed with two inclined guide grooves, each of which has a first inclined surface, a second inclined surface and a bottom surface. The left and the right side surfaces of the movable jaw are formed with a through hole respectively. Each restriction element penetrates one of the through holes and moves between a first position and a second position along one of the inclined guide groove As the movable jaw generates vibration forces, each restriction element transfers the vibration forces to the tooth base, therefore, the movable jaw do not move upwardly and shake toward a work piece and reduce its clamping force for the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Auto Well Enter. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Yi Lin, Chia-Chun Hsu, Chang-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 8241093
    Abstract: The component to be machined (2) is fixed with its axis in a position exactly determined in relation to the machine base (1) and the seat (3), by means of the sides (8) and the rear face (9) of the vee arranged on the seat and by means of the intermediate organ (11) in the form of a sector of ring, the concave cylindrical facets (23) of which are adapted to the component (2). The component (2) is pressed against the facets (23) by the finger (14) operated by the stirrup (15). The component (2) can be driven in rotation by a floating spindle operated by a servomotor into a position determined in relation to the machine seat (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Rollomatic SA
    Inventors: Pierre-Louis Piguet, Pierre Pahud
  • Patent number: 6409162
    Abstract: In accordance with this invention an eccentrically immobilized hinge-type device is provided having a yoke shaped hinging element with cylindrical peripheral surfaces and a channel shaped hinging element with an eye-ended connecting rod, and a relatively eccentric hinge-pin. The cylindrical peripheral surfaces of the yoke shaped hinging element seats in the channel shaped hinging element and both elements pivot on the relatively eccentric hinge-pin which penetrates the bore of the yoke and the eye-end bore of the connecting rod. The eccentric hinge-pin is connected to an activating means that controls the eccentrically applied tension on the connecting rod, consequently the friction between the cylindrical peripheral surfaces of the yoke shaped hinging element and the seat of the channel shaped hinging element, thus affecting hinging ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: David Herman Belusko
  • Patent number: 6361034
    Abstract: A magnetic holder of a vise jaw that has a permanent magnet mounted in the jaw for holding metal or other magnetic material workpiece support parallels in position against the jaw clamping surface to properly hold the parallels during the clamping operation. The vise jaw can be used with a jaw plate that forms part of the jaw. The jaw plate has through holes or bores through which the mounting screws pass for bolting it to the main jaw and a bore for mounting the parallel retaining magnet. The jaw plates can be used either on fixed or movable jaws, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Kurt Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingo E. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 6346155
    Abstract: A clamp for holding laser components during a facet coating process. The clamp includes a first elongate member for contacting a first side of the laser components and a second elongate member for contacting a second opposing side of the laser components. The first and second elongate members include first and second lands, respectively, for contacting and holding the laser components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: George J. Fox, IV
  • Publication number: 20010050047
    Abstract: A clamp for holding at least one laser component during a facet coating process. The clamp includes a first elongate member for contacting a first side of the laser component(s) and a second elongate member for contacting a second opposing side of the laser component(s). The clamp also includes spacers disposed between and abutting the laser component(s). The first and second elongate members hold the laser component(s) and the spacers therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 1999
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: GEORGE J. FOX, RAYMOND F. GRUSZKA, JOHN E. BOYD
  • Patent number: 6050559
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bar clamp made of lightweight parallel metal bars, e.g., aluminum, having movable or adjustable contacting attachment bodies which allow the clamp to be used for various applications. The bar clamp of the present invention is equipped with a measurement gauge for accurate attachment of the contacting attachment bodies to the workpiece. The parallel bars are separated and secured to each other by spacers and the bars have tracks along the inner faces of their entire length along which the attachment bodies move. One embodiment of the present invention discloses how the attachment bodies can be replaced by large frames having multiple attachment bodies mounted thereon for holding the workpiece in a vertical or horizontal position. Also, various designs of the attachment bodies which are interchangeable are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: Stephen de Souza
  • Patent number: 6003571
    Abstract: A router guide apparatus for use in forming rosette designs in a work piece includes a frame having a work surface with a wheel rotatably mounted upon the work surface. The wheel has a plurality of position stops. The frame includes an adjustable guide for holding and a tracking a router with a cutting blade. The frame includes stops for limiting movement of the router during use. The guide and stops are configured to enable the cutting blade to cut two petals of a rosette design in a single pass. The wheel is affixable into multiple angular positions relative to the guide so that multiple cuts can be made at different angular orientations relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventor: Dwayne J. Broussard
  • Patent number: 5531428
    Abstract: The invention discloses an adjustable closure force control device for a screw-type vise and a method for selectively controlling the closure force of the vise. The control device uses a nut barrel for threadingly receiving a screw of a screw-type vise with a movable vise jaw being operatively connected to the screw so that advancement of the screw through the nut barrel results in vise jaw closure about an article to be held. The closure force control selectively controls the advancement of the screw through the nut barrel in response to the resistance to movement encountered by the movable vise jaw. In a preferred form of the invention, a compressible detent plunger cooperates with a series of apertures spaced about the nut barrel periphery. This allows the nut barrel to rotate with the screw, ending screw advancement and jaw closure despite continued screw rotation, when the predetermined resistance to jaw movement is encountered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Inventors: Andrew E. Dembicks, James E. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 5442844
    Abstract: A plate member adapted to be received on the base of a machine vise having a longitudinal slot or cavity therein is provided to prevent the entry of foreign material into the slot or cavity. The plate member may also be provided with slots therein to limit the longitudinal travel of the vise's clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Chick Machine Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: George R. Swann
  • Patent number: 5186228
    Abstract: A workbench including a work top which is supported by a base. The base includes a plurality of attachment points of which various implements such as clamps, brackets and other accesories are removably mountable such that they are secured to the workbench without requiring attachment to the work top, thereby enabling the work top to remain unmarred, imperforate and in good working condition. The plurality of attachment points allow the implements to be mounted to the base in various positions as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Inventor: Donald C. Stafford
  • Patent number: 5063013
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vise for clamping a workpiece in an adjusted position during operation on the workpiece by a tool, particularly the cutting wire of an electric wire cut discharge machine. For maintaining accuracy of the clamped workpiece and still occupying a minimum of space by the vise within the working range of the machine tool the vise is provided with a first fixed jaw and a second jaw movable along ways forming a reference surface. Wegding abutment surfaces and abutting surfaces are formed on the bed of the vise and on the second jaw, respectively, which engage during clamping the workpiece for preventing bending of the ways which allows a low profile construction of the vise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: System 3R USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Borje K. H. Ramsbro
  • Patent number: 5043144
    Abstract: A self-centering vise for holding a sample in a laboratory instrument includes a pair of elongated rails, end plates attached to opposite ends of the rails disposing them in side-by-side spaced relationship to define a guide channel having a dovetail shape in cross-section between the rails, a central shaft rotatably mounted to the end plates and extending between the end plates and through the channel, and a pair of jaws mounted on the shaft in the channel between the rails and extending above and laterally of the channel so as to overlie and slidably contact the upper slide surfaces of the rails for holding a sample therebetween upon the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome C. Gordon, Warren B. Solom
  • Patent number: 4971301
    Abstract: A vise having a fixed jaw on a body which has a base secured to a work surface and may be rotated through 180.degree.. The body has a guide slot formed therein and a movable jaw is slidably received in the guide slot. A guide rod is disposed through an opening in the movable jaw and is threadably received in an upright lug secured to the base for movement of the movable jaw. A positioning nut is keyed to the threaded guide rod and secures the movable jaw to the guide rod. The vise has clamp claws on the inner and outer sides of the fixed and movable jaws so that the vise can exert force in both directions. The workpiece may be clamped between the inner side of the jaws and the jaws may be adjustably disposed within the workpiece to secure the workpiece about the outer side of the jaws. The end of the movable jaw which extends through the body has a notched slot therein and there is also a notched recess in the body of the vise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: 4966350
    Abstract: By providing apparatus such as that shown in U.S. Pat. No. 4,529,183, but with the removable central jaw bolted from the top and means provided at the handle end of the device to fix the location of the one of the movable jaws of the structure as shown in the above-mentioned patent, there is obtained a particularly useful apparatus which will do everything that can be done with the vise of the above-mentioned patent, plus being able to conduct precision machining upon individual pieces which are considerably larger in the grasped dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: James P. Chick
    Inventor: James P. Chick
  • Patent number: 4925168
    Abstract: A vise for clamping a workpiece in an adjusted position during operation on the workpiece by a tool, particularly the cutting wire of an electric wire cut discharge machine. For maintaining accuracy of the clamped workpiece and still occupying a minimum of space by the vise within the working range of the machine tool the vise is provided with a first fixed jaw and a second jaw movable along ways forming a reference surface. Wedging abutment surfaces and abutting surfaces are formed on the bed of the vise and on the second jaw, respectively, which engage during clamping the workpiece for preventing bending of the ways which allows a low profile construction of the vise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: System 3R USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Borje K. H. Ramsbro
  • Patent number: 4807863
    Abstract: An improved vise has two sets of clamping jaws. Two fixed jaws are on a fixed body and two sliding jaws are supported by a sliding body and driven simultaneously in the same direction by one threaded shaft. Each sliding jaw is paired with a fixed jaw and the fixed jaws are located between the sliding jaws. Each pair of jaws may be located in a different plane from the other pair of jaws. The second jaw pair includes a sliding jaw formed as a circumferential jaw in a horizontal plane permitting an object to be clamped vertically. Further, a third sliding jaw/fixed jaw pair may be located adjacent to the first jaw pair and may include a multiple-stepped pipe clamp claw capable of clamping pipe of various diameters. In a second embodiment, the sliding jaws are located between the fixed jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: 4763887
    Abstract: An adjustable range vise is disclosed having a pair of clamping jaws, each of which is independently movable. Each jaw is carried by a respective horizontal slide. A first horizontal slide is received in a slot formed in one end of a fixed vise body, extending at least partially therethrough. A second horizontal slide is received in a mortise which is formed in a second opposite end of the vise body, extending at least partially therethrough. The mortise and the slot are positioned on separate substantially parallel planes, one above the other and on the same substantially vertical plane. The slides move horizontally, in opposite directions "overlapping" one another when needed. One of the jaws can be selectively adjustably secured, prior to clamping providing an adjustable clamping range or distance. This permits the size of the vise body to be reduced while still providing a sufficient clamping distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: 4758159
    Abstract: An adjustable mandrel for grasping and supporting a workpiece such as a dental retention device. The mandrel includes a stationary jaw having a body portion with a dependent grasping leg, and a movable jaw also having a body portion with a depending grasping leg. The two grasping legs are arranged to each other. A captured screw member is rotatably secured to the body portion of the stationary jaw with the body portion of the movable jaw threadingly receiving the screw member therethrough. A pair of guide rails maintain a parallel relationship between the stationary and movable jaws. As the screw member is rotated, the movable jaw moves into and out of engagement with the stationary jaw to grasp a workpiece with the grasping legs, where either external or internal surfaces of the workpiece can be grasped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Assignee: IPCO Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 4697801
    Abstract: A forwardly opening parallel vice has a housing (1) which can be fixed to a workbench (3) and which carries the stationary clamping jaw (2) and which is provided with a quadrangular guide structure. Displaceable in the guide structure is a hollow slider which is supported with a plurality of guide surfaces (13) on the guide tracks (11) of the guide structure and which carries the movable clamping jaw (14). Of a screw spindle-nut assembly (15-17) which is provided in the slider (12), one part (15, 16) is mounted rotatably and axially immovably in the slider (12) while the other part (17) is fixed to the housing (1). The slider (12) is of square cross-section and the axis (A) of the screw spindle is arranged precisely at the center of the square cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Assignee: Gressel AG
    Inventor: Adolf Wuerthele
  • Patent number: 4684115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool vice having a vice body and a slide guided in the vice body, with a clamping mechanism working between the vice body and the slide, in which there are two jaws, which are connected with the vice body and the slide respectively and of which the fixed jaw is designed in a bridge-like design and secured such that it can be detached. The clamping mechanism is arranged beneath the clamping zone formed by the jaws, and the slide is arranged in a longitudinal recess, open at the top, and extending generally over the entire length of the vice body. The vice body or the slide is provided with several means of retention which can be used selectively for the jaws. Alternatively several interchangeable jaws be used selectively, and all jaws are mounted on the vice body and the slide such that they can be detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: Saurer-Allma GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Krause
  • Patent number: 4605208
    Abstract: This invention is a combination automatic and manual vise apparatus selectively operable (1) as a normal manually operated table vise structure; and (2) as a power driven vise structure. The automatic and manual vise apparatus includes a main support base assembly; a manual vise assembly connected to the main support base assembly; and an automatic vise assembly connected to the main support base assembly and the manual vise assembly. The manual vise assembly includes a stationary jaw assembly connected to the main support base assembly and a moveable jaw assembly connected to the stationary vise assembly. The moveable jaw assembly includes a handle member which is rotated to move a jaw member relative to the stationary jaw assembly in a conventional manner. A lock member is used to secure the handle member against a rotation when utilizing the invention as a power driven vise structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Inventor: Randy E. Durham
  • Patent number: 4529183
    Abstract: To make parts requiring machining with the workpiece vise-held in different orientations, there is provided a precision vise having first and second pairs of jaws, each pair having a member which is fixedly located with respect to a reference location. The invention includes use of a particular form of vise for holding two pieces whereby the screw shaft that rotates to open or close the jaws is tensioned during tightening, which improves accuracy by avoiding bending stresses. When used in conjunction with suitable numerical-control equipment, the vise of the invention greatly increases productivity in the machining of product parts of the kind indicated above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Inventors: Robert P. Krason, James P. Chick
  • Patent number: 4262892
    Abstract: A quick-operating bench vise comprises a movable jaw with a slide and provided with a lead screw, a fixed jaw formed with a box shaped structure through which the slide of the movable jaw is accommodated, a clutching device including a half nut for engaging with and disengaging from the lead screw and a sector gear device operating in association with the lead screw. By turning the lead screw counterclockwise with the handle provided on the end thereof, the half nut is disengaged from the lead screw to permit quick moving of the movable jaw by pulling or puhing and by turning the lead screw clockwise, the half nut is engaged with the lead screw for clamping or releasing the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Inventor: Rong-Chun Wu
  • Patent number: 4205833
    Abstract: A bench vise which incorporates a self locking fixed jaw operating with a pair of interlocking surfaces reacting as the fixed jaw is loaded. As the workpiece is tightened down, the jaw tends to be forced downwardly against the sliding portion of the vise to tightly lock the workpiece being held. The reaction of the load is carried directly into the support shaft for the fixed jaw, which also forms a swivel member for the vise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Assignee: Kurt Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John O. Lenz
  • Patent number: 4170345
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a holding clamp assembly disposed on a table having parallel trackways disposed thereon. Riding within these trackways are diverse types of clamping mechanisms which cooperate and coact with one another to provide retention means for objects to be worked on. In one embodiment, the clamping devices comprise opposed parallel faces which engage the object to be worked on. Another embodiment the clamping mechanism is defined by L-shaped clamps having clamping screws disposed at one extremity to engage a work piece between the table surface and the screw clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Inventor: Ralph G. Townsend
  • Patent number: 4133519
    Abstract: In a vise, such as now commonly used to hold a workpiece for drilling, cutting and finishing, the stationary main body is provided with a replaceable jaw member having a plurality of jaw faces, and the adjustible jaw body is formed as a jaw unit having a plurality of jaw plates. Both of the jaw member and the jaw unit are adapted to rotate so that any of the jaw faces and/or the jaw plates can be selected off-handedly in accordance with the kind and shape of a workpiece to insure an ideal grip of the piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Kyoung-Ho Shin
    Inventors: Kyoung-Ho Shin, Chong-Dai Hwang
  • Patent number: 4102372
    Abstract: A generally vertical veneer slicing device having a plurality of holding hooks for supporting a wood-stock on a generally vertical supporting table. Each of the respective holding hooks include a pair of complementary adjustable jaw members for gripping the wood-stock therebetween wherein the complementary pairs of jaw members vary in length. The arrangement is such that the holding hooks are rendered selectively operative so that progressively smaller hooks are used for supporting the wood-stock as the wood-stock is reduced in size during a cutting operation with the larger length jaw members being shifted to an inoperative out-of-the way position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Inventor: Angelo Cremona
  • Patent number: 4070010
    Abstract: A vice particularly suitable for mounting on a machine tool bed is described. The vice comprises a fixed jaw with a base and two guides thereon, a mobile jaw, a mobile carriage with guide gibs on the two guides, a motion transmission for prepositioning the mobile jaw, and a force transmission assembly for tightening the jaws. The mobile jaw is rigid with the carriage and a prepositionable support of the force transmission assembly may be halted at any point of its stroke and is slidably mounted by shoe means between the guides. Moreover the force transmission assembly of which the support forms part is in pushing engagement with the front wall of the carriage which carries the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Inventor: Carlo Brasca
  • Patent number: 4040613
    Abstract: A vise construction is formed by a fixed body which is to be mounted to a support surface. The fixed body has a slide passage formed therein to receive a guide member or chill bar and a threaded passage is also formed therein to receive the clamping screw. A movable body is mounted to the fixed body and the clamping screw passes therethrough and threadedly engages the threaded passage of the fixed body to effect movement of a pair of gripping jaws formed on the respective bodies toward and away from one another. A recess is formed in the movable body in a location diametrically opposed and in alignment with the slide passage of the fixed body. The chill bar has one edge thereof fashioned to be inserted into the recess and locking means are provided to secure the chill bar and the movable body together as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: Wilton Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond H. Kartasuk, Walter R. Smierciak, Edward A. Hlinka