Jaw Features Patents (Class 269/257)
  • Publication number: 20150135515
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a clamping apparatus that includes a first clamping rail and a second clamping rail. The second clamping rail is curved prior to clamping. The second clamping rail is straightened during clamping such that at least one of a substantially equal and an equal clamping pressure is exerted against at least one object to be clamped across a length of the first and second clamping rails. A method of clamping is further disclosed which includes straightening the second clamping rail and clamping the at least one object between the first clamping rail and the straightened second clamping rail. The method includes providing at least one of a substantially equal and equal pressure across a length of the at least one object with the straightened second clamping rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: MICHAEL COSTEN
  • Publication number: 20150130122
    Abstract: A chattering vibration preventing jig is made of metal, and is L-shaped as viewed from the side. A horizontal plate portion has a pair of cuts extending in the short-side direction from an end of the horizontal plate portion. A vertical plate portion has a plurality of screw holes arranged in a line in the long-side direction. Screws slightly longer than lengths of the screw holes are screwed into the corresponding screw holes to abut onto a workpiece. Adhesive is applied to abutment surfaces of the screws that abut onto the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshitaka FUKUDA, Ryo SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20150123335
    Abstract: A slider bar extender to removably connect one or more slider bars to a processing machine or tool is disclosed. In illustrated embodiments, the extender is coupled to a holder structure through a tongue and groove connection. In illustrated embodiments, the tongue is formed on the holder structure and the groove is formed on the extender. In illustrated embodiments, the extender includes a plurality of reduced thickness strips. The reduced thickness strips are orientated lengthwise to control or transfer bending to one or more bars connected to a proximal edge surface of the extender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Ronshaugen, Joel Hoehn, Gordon Jones
  • Publication number: 20150084255
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fastening tool for dynamically fastening parts for machining, said tool being formed by an annular frame (1) which is fastened to a rotary supporting means (2) arranged around the location of the machining tool (4) on a tool-holder head (3). The annular frame (1) incorporates a tamper formed by a rotating ball (5) and, in a diametrically opposite position, a tilting clamp (6) which incorporates a counter-tamper formed by another rotating ball (8). According to the invention, a cantilevered portion (9.1) of a part can be seized between the balls (5) and (8) of the tamper and counter-tamper in order to prevent bending and vibrations in relation to same during machining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Manuel TORRES MARTINEZ
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140265085
    Abstract: A bar clamp having a locking pliers, toggle action clamping mechanism is herein disclosed. The locking pliers include a fixed handle, a movable handle, and a toggling linkage arrangement therebetween for toggling the locking pliers from a first open position to a second clamped position. A bar is connected at one end to the fixed handle. The bar clamp includes an adjustable outer clamping jaw slidably connected to the bar. The outer clamping jaw includes disengageable locking mechanism for disengagably locking the outer clamping jaw in any given position along the length of the bar. The bar clamp also includes an inner clamping jaw connected to the toggling linkage arrangement such that when the locking pliers are toggled into the clamped position the inner clamping jaw is caused to move toward the adjustable outer clamping jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen D. ALBIN
  • Publication number: 20140210151
    Abstract: A die pressing plate including a main body, an adjusting groove, and a main through hole, each of the left or right surface of the main through hole has at least one guiding groove; a lower cushion block having a top curve surface; and an upper cushion block having a lower curve surface for engaging the top curve surface of the lower cushion block, at least one extension portion protruding away from the lower curve surface, the at least one extension portion having two blocking portions, the blocking portions of the at least one extension portion engage the at least one guiding groove, the at least one extension portion extends elastically when the blocking portion slide downwardly, and the blocking portion is blocked by the bottom surface of the main body. The die pressing plate is simple in structure, fast and convenient to assemble and use, and low in cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Ningbo Yinzhou Zhonghe Haulida Plastic Mould Factory
    Inventor: Huafeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 8702082
    Abstract: A method for producing a multiple glazing unit (100). According to the invention, a fixing element (21) can be positioned in a groove (N), between two planar elements (101, 102), forming the multiple glazing unit (100), in a simple manner and provisionally fixed during the production of the multiple glazing unit (100) without loss of the required positional accuracy of the fixing element (21) in the groove (N), wherein during the production of the multiple glazing unit (100), a profile rail (1) with at least one first leg section (10), a second leg section (20) and a bridge section (30) connecting the first and second leg sections (10, 20) is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Alcoa Aluminium Deutschland, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Amouroux, Eric Marsaglia
  • Patent number: 8702076
    Abstract: A method of operating a clamp (100) that includes a first clamping jaw (102), a support element (104) to which the first clamping jaw is attached and a trigger handle (118) pivotably mounted to a clamp body (112). The method includes actuating the trigger handle causing the first clamping jaw to experience incremental motion and varying the incremental motion as a function of a load encountered by the support element by varying an effective lever arm of the trigger handle by moving a fulcrum point into contact or out of contact with the trigger handle based on the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris W. Cicenas, Charles R. McKean, Thomas M. Chervenak, Anthony B. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20140070475
    Abstract: A kebab de-skewer includes a first tray sized to receive skewered kebab pieces. The kebab de-skewer also includes a second tray and a handle. The handle is connected to the first and second tray so that when the handle is in an open position there is enough separation between the first tray and the second tray so that a kebab can be loaded into the first tray. When the handle is placed in a closed position, the second tray is held against skewered kebab pieces so that a user can remove a skewer from the skewered kebab pieces, leaving the kebab pieces in the first tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Mansoor Ghazizadeh
  • Patent number: 8641028
    Abstract: A holding assembly for an edge of a flexible film sheeting where the assembly comprises an elongate flexible channel member for extending along the edge and an elongate locking strip detachably engagable within the channel member for clamping the associated film sheeting therebetween has the locking strip moved into place by a guide body arranged for sliding movement across a support surface such as the ground on which the film sheeting is located. The guide body having a slot therein for receiving the channel member and carries a pivotal lever including a pair of rollers for guiding and forcing the locking strip into place. The guide body is carried on a skid and moves underneath the edge of the film across the width of the opening to be closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Walter John Curry, Michael Francis Curry
  • Publication number: 20140021671
    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: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: CHANG YI LIN, Chia-Chun Hsu, Chang-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 8608144
    Abstract: An assembly of a cable gripper and a cable that has an outer protective layer formed from plastically deformable material, over an inner tensile strength portion). The cable gripper includes at least one gripper member having a supported outer end and an active inner end penetrating the outer protective layer and gripping the inner tensile strength portion beneath the outer protective layer. The active inner end includes a material of sufficient hardness to penetrate the outer protective layer by movement of the gripper member through the outer layer from an inoperative to an operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Ocean Cable Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Andrew James Thomas, Jeremy John Richard Featherstone
  • Patent number: 8585029
    Abstract: A clamping device comprising for clamping a plurality of key styles is provided. The clamping device includes a base block and a clamping block rotatably connected to the base block. The clamping block may include a plurality of sides configured to clamp a key between the clamping block and the base block. A sidewinder key clamp may be connected to the clamping device. The sidewinder key clamp may be capable of clamping a first style of key in a horizontal position and clamping a second style of key in a vertical position. The clamping device may further include a multi-faced block with a plurality sides rotatably connected to the clamping block. Each side of the multi-faced block may have a geometry configured to clamp a key between the multi-faced block and the base block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hy-Ko Products
    Inventor: Richard W. Ryai, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20130015618
    Abstract: A mounting for locking a turbine engine vane that includes a root and at least one portion outside the root. The mounting can machine the outside portion on a machine tool and includes a stationary jaw for receiving the vane, the jaw including at least six points that form abutments and define a positioning reference system for the vane. The mounting also includes a movable jaw to ensure, during machining the outside portion, holding the vane against the stationary jaw by a clamping mechanism onto the vane root. The movable jaw includes a first clamping mechanism exerting pressure on one of the surfaces of the root, the pressure being substantially perpendicular to the surface. The stationary jaw includes a second clamping mechanism exerting pressure on the leading or trailing edge of the root, the pressure being substantially oriented in the direction of the trailing or leading edge of the root.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Olivier Dupouy, Jose Chacon, Philippe Desmars, Gerard Heyer, Jean-Paul Menguy
  • Publication number: 20120319342
    Abstract: A pipe clamp comprising of an outer top casing (1) and bottom casing (2); being held together as one piece by a hinges (3) & (5) and pins (7). Inside, the casing consists of two carriages, the bottom carriage (4) being stationary whilst the top carriage (6) moves with the use of nylon runners. These runners (10, 11) run in a parallel motion to each other whilst also moving in an angled downwards motion, allowing the top and bottom carriage to also run parallel to each other and therefore forming a clamp when a pipe is placed inside and pulled. The clamp will grip a pipe size of 125 mm, however the clamp comes supplied with attachments (8) to enable it to be used with 63 mm, 75 mm, 90 mm and 110 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher Charles Macey
  • Patent number: 8292280
    Abstract: A clamp rod (5) is vertically movably inserted into a housing (3), and a detection hole (58) is formed in a lower end wall (3b) of the housing (3), substantially concentrically with an axis of the clamp rod (5). An inlet hole (71, 72) for supplying compressed air is opened in a peripheral surface of the detection hole (58). Into the detection hole (58), a detection member (62) is fitted vertically movably, the detection member (62) having a closing surface (68) which closes an opening portion (71a, 72a) of the inlet hole (71, 72), and a recessed portion (69) through which the opening portion (71a, 72a) is communicatively connected to outside air. The detection member (62) is connected to a downward projecting portion (5a) of the clamp rod (5). The detection member (62) is urged by an elastic member (91) toward the opening portion (71a, 72a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Kosmek Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yokota, Ryota Kojima
  • Publication number: 20120146277
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus includes a receiving frame, a guide plate, two drive assemblies, and two clamping assemblies. The receiving frame includes two parallel securing arms and a connection arm. The securing arms and the connection arm define a first receiving space. Each of the securing arms defines a slot. The guide plate is configured for mounting of a workpiece thereon. The drive assemblies are configured for cooperatively moving the guide plate between a first position and a second position. When the guide plate is located at the first position, the workpiece is loaded on the guide plate and distant from the connection arm. When the guide plate is located at the second position, the workpiece is adjacent to the connection arm and entirely received in the first receiving space and the slots. The clamping assemblies are configured for cooperatively clamping the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: FOXCONN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: CHIEN-PANG CHENG
  • Patent number: 8191879
    Abstract: The present disclosure general relates to vise pads which provide accurate alignment of work pieces in a vise. The movement of internal members of these pads eliminates the need for manual adjustment such as with the use of a hammer to ensure alignment. The vise pads include wedge bars in combination with connectors which reduce friction and thus provide for longer life and efficient operation. In another embodiment, the vise pads include elastomeric bars which act as sealant to reduce entry of dust resulting from machining of a work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Man Sung Jang
  • Patent number: 8167289
    Abstract: This invention relates to a clamping element for workpieces, in particular a vice (10, 33, 40), comprising a first clamping jaw (12, 34, 41) and a second clamping jaw (13, 35, 42), which are mounted on a carriage bed (11). To avoid bending moments as a result of tensile forces acting on the carriage bed (11), the clamping element of the invention is characterized in that the resultants of the forces introduced by the clamping jaws (12, 13, 34, 35, 41, 42) into the carriage bed (11) as a result of the clamping forces acting on the clamping jaws (12, 13, 34, 35, 41, 42) are located in the plane of the neutral fiber (32) of the carriage bed (11). Preferably, the clamping jaws (12, 13, 41, 42) constitute two-armed levers, a clamping surface (21, 24) being associated to the one lever arm and a push rod (27, 46) engaging the other lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Promero SA
    Inventor: Andreas Schar
  • Publication number: 20120061897
    Abstract: The present disclosure general relates to vise pads which provide accurate alignment of work pieces in a vise. The movement of internal members of these pads eliminates the need for manual adjustment such as with the use of a hammer to ensure alignment. The vise pads include wedge bars in combination with connectors which reduce friction and thus provide for longer life and efficient operation. In another embodiment, the vise pads include elastomeric bars which act as sealant to reduce entry of dust resulting from machining of a work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Man Sung Jang
  • Publication number: 20120018941
    Abstract: An automated system for adapting a gripper to conform to parts having various configurations is disclosed herein. The gripper includes clamp pads having clamp surfaces for clamping protrusions on the parts. The automated system includes an actuator coupled to the gripper, a transfer mechanism engaging the actuator and moveable in response to actuations by the actuator, and a clamp block coupled to and moveable with the transfer mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: ACME MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: James Thomas Buckley
  • Patent number: 8038106
    Abstract: A beam clamp includes a clamp base and a rotational portion. The base includes an interior cavity and an external surface. The base and the rotational portion are pivotably connected by a mateable device. The rotational portion extends into the interior cavity of the base and the rotational portion includes a torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey D. Magno, Jr., Xueming Cai
  • Patent number: 8005396
    Abstract: A device for supporting printer cartridge re-manufacturing work, the device comprising at least one printer cartridge mount, the mount comprising an abutting portion configured to abut to a portion of a printer cartridge cylinder positioned on the mount, the device further comprising a drill hole template connected to the printer cartridge mount, the drill hole template defining a drill hole configured to accommodate a cutting device and to create a printer cartridge cutting pattern for the cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Tigran Ohanyan, Denny Holmes
  • Publication number: 20110175275
    Abstract: A holding assembly for an edge of a flexible film sheeting where the assembly comprises an elongate flexible channel member for extending along the edge and an elongate locking strip detachably engagable within the channel member for clamping the associated film sheeting therebetween has the locking strip moved into place by a guide body arranged for sliding movement across a support surface such as the ground on which the film sheeting is located. The guide body having a slot therein for receiving the channel member and carries a pivotal lever including a pair of rollers for guiding and forcing the locking strip into place. The guide body is carried on a skid and moves underneath the edge of the film across the width of the opening to be closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Walter John Curry, Michael Francis Curry
  • Patent number: 7940023
    Abstract: A geometric end effector system for use on a robot. The system includes a platform and a frame secured to the platform. At least one base is arranged at a predetermined position on the frame. The system also has an anchor mount secured to the base and a component connected to an end of the anchor mount by a collar assembly. A key is arranged between the component and the anchor mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Kniss, Michael J. Goff, Jerry Berendt, Ron Micallef
  • Publication number: 20110062644
    Abstract: A conveyor belt clamp and method may comprise: first and second clamp beams for being placed against a conveyor belt, one or both of the clamp beams may be pre-stressed for deflecting a central region along its length. First and second end clamps are placed over the ends of the clamp beams, and each of the end clamps includes a tightening device for forcing the ends of the clamp beams closer together. The pre-stressed clamp beam is placed with its convex side against the conveyor belt. A conveyor belt clamp may comprise: first and second clamp beams for being placed against a conveyor belt, one or both of the clamp beams may include a center clamp for applying clamping force to the conveyor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Adam Zehnder, Aaron Gibbs, Thomas Krulick
  • Publication number: 20100242263
    Abstract: A load beam blank and a flexure blank are applied to a manufacturing method for a magnetic head supporting suspension. The load beam blank includes a load beam to become a product and a frame portion to be separated from the load beam outside the product. A dimple is formed on the load beam of the load beam blank, and a positioning part on the frame portion. The flexure blank includes a flexure to become a product and a frame portion to be separated from the flexure outside the product. The frame portion of the flexure blank is formed with a fitting portion configured to be fitted to the positioning part. A tongue portion which contacts the dimple is formed in the flexure blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Ikeji, Kazuhiko Otake
  • Publication number: 20100230884
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes removable faces for jaws in machine vise which are able to grip a work-piece with great stability, accuracy, and reproducibility. Embodiments include multiple gripping features so the gripping surface easily can be renewed by demounting and reversing a worn face to a new face. Embodiments include the ability to of the claw jaws to be mounted on any fixed or movable vise station to use the entire clamping range of the machine vise. Embodiments are disclosed which are used with round or curved as well as flat work-pieces. Embodiments also include flat surfaced claw jaws which may be used to grip a work-piece for secondary machining to remove indentations from the work-piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100181713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a multiple glazing unit (100). According to the invention, a fixing element (21) can be positioned in a groove (N), between two planar elements (101, 102), forming the multiple glazing unit (100), in a simple manner and provisionally fixed during the production of the multiple glazing unit (100) without loss of the required positional accuracy of the fixing element (21) in the groove (N), wherein during the production of the multiple glazing unit (100), a profile rail (1) with at least one first leg section (10), a second leg section (20) and a bridge section (30) connecting the first and second leg sections (10, 20) is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: ALCOA ALUMINIUM DEUTSCHLAND, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard Amouroux, Eric Marsaglia
  • Publication number: 20100156013
    Abstract: A method of operating a clamp (100) that includes a first clamping jaw (102), a support element (104) to which the first clamping jaw is attached and a trigger handle (118) pivotably mounted to a clamp body (112). The method includes actuating the trigger handle causing the first clamping jaw to experience incremental motion and varying the incremental motion as a function of a load encountered by the support element by varying an effective lever arm of the trigger handle by moving a fulcrum point into contact or out of contact with the trigger handle based on the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Chris W. Cicenas, Charles R. McKean, Thomas M. Chervenak, Anthony B. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20100117281
    Abstract: A quick lock and release clamp mountable onto the bedrail of an operating table, hospital bed, and the like. The clamp includes a body, a foot, and a mouth having at least three sides defined by the body and foot. A biasing member is coupled to at least one of the body and the foot, wherein an actuating member coupled to the biasing member is configured to transmit a force to the mouth via the biasing member. A protrusion extending from the body and towards the foot engages the bedrail, thereby fixing the clamp onto the bedrail, by moving the actuating member in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: CAREFUSION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark DOYLE
  • Publication number: 20100117282
    Abstract: A vise apparatus includes a vise die assembly that is pivotally mounted to tong heads of a vise mechanism. The vise die assembly includes a plurality of vise die and a mounting block having a first face and an oppositely disposed second face. Each of the plurality of vise die includes a gripping surface. A first vise die of the plurality of vise die is mounted to the first face of the mounting block while a second vise die is mounted to the second face. The first and second vise die are mounted such that the gripping surface of first vise die faces opposite the gripping surface of the second vise die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Peter C. Rozendaal
  • Publication number: 20100066002
    Abstract: A clamp rod (5) is vertically movably inserted into a housing (3), and a detection hole (58) is formed in a lower end wall (3b) of the housing (3), substantially concentrically with an axis of the clamp rod (5). An inlet hole (71, 72) for supplying compressed air is opened in a peripheral surface of the detection hole (58). Into the detection hole (58), a detection member (62) is fitted vertically movably, the detection member (62) having a closing surface (68) which closes an opening portion (71a, 72a) of the inlet hole (71, 72), and a recessed portion (69) through which the opening portion (71a, 72a) is communicatively connected to outside air. The detection member (62) is connected to a downward projecting portion (5a) of the clamp rod (5). The detection member (62) is urged by an elastic member (91) toward the opening portion (71a, 72a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Hideaki Yokota, Ryota Kojima
  • Publication number: 20100059916
    Abstract: Clamp for key cutting machines, of the type comprising a pair of jaws (6, 10) mounted on a single pin (2) fixed to the machine structure and associated with a knob (22) screwable on a threaded portion of said pin (2) and acting in the sense of causing said jaws to forcedly approach each other, against the elastic reaction of a spring (14) tending to repel them, and to retain a key positioned between them, characterised by comprising a friction type overload clutch (18, 20, 30) interposed between said knob (22) and said pin (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Giorgio Pigatti
  • Publication number: 20100052234
    Abstract: A clamping device comprising for clamping a plurality of key styles is provided. The clamping device includes a base block and a clamping block rotatably connected to the base block. The clamping block may include a plurality of sides configured to clamp a key between the clamping block and the base block. A sidewinder key clamp may be connected to the clamping device. The sidewinder key clamp may be capable of clamping a first style of key in a horizontal position and clamping a second style of key in a vertical position. The clamping device may further include a multi-faced block with a plurality sides rotatably connected to the clamping block. Each side of the multi-faced block may have a geometry configured to clamp a key between the multi-faced block and the base block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Richard W. Ryai, SR.
  • Publication number: 20100043198
    Abstract: An apparatus for crimping a stent by segmental radial compression, comprising a stationary base member; a rotatable drive hub which is moveable in relation to the stationary base member; and a crimping head aligned with respect to the stationary base member and to the rotatable drive hub. The crimping head includes at least ten segments. The segments each have a proximal end and an angled distal end with at least one angled side face terminating in an edge of a predetermined length, each segment having a centerline between the proximal and distal ends, each segment having a proximal point and a distal point, the distal point being disposed on the centerline and the proximal point being disposed off the centerline, and the proximal point being pivotally coupled by pins to the stationary base member and the distal point being pivotally coupled by pins to the rotatable hub member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Tom Motsenbocker
  • Publication number: 20090236787
    Abstract: The clamping fixture (1) consists of a workpiece pallet (2) and an actuator (27). The workpiece pallet (2) comprises at least two clamping jaws (4,5) for clamping in place a workpiece, whilst the actuator (27) is provided for opening and closing the clamping jaws (4,5). By means of the actuator (27) the clamping jaws (4,5) are material-elastically excursionable to the extent that a workpiece, after release of the actuator (27), can be locked in place by the material-elastic restoring force of the clamping jaws (4,5). Preferably the workpiece pallet (2) comprises a main body (3) provided with a slot (6) defined on both sides by the clamping jaws (4,5). The clamping jaws (4,5) are material-elastic excursionable by means of the actuator (27) transversely to the slot (6). The clamping jaws (4,5) are provided with fitted jaws (13, 14) which in relation to each clamping jaw (4,5) can be shifted transversely to the slot (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Erowa AG
    Inventor: Bruno Sandmeier
  • Publication number: 20090146357
    Abstract: This is a u-shaped clamp to be used to connect and align pieces to be welded. A cutout is located on at least one clamping jaw to provide easy viewing of the site to be welded. To ensure secure clamping action, the jaws of the clamp are spring loaded and connected to a base piece. Further securing to the pieces to be welded is provided by magnets in the clamp. Easy positioning of the clamp is supplied by the use of an elongated handle that is operative connected to the base piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Renato L. Pietrantoni, Wayne W. Slack, David R. Nazzaro
  • Publication number: 20080203639
    Abstract: With one known cable gripper device, when the gripper device contacts the outer surface of a submarine telecommunications cable, there is a problem of insufficient friction between the cable layers being acted on by the gripper, and/or insufficient adhesion between the cable layers along the cable from the gripper to the free end of the cable, and consequently there is a tendency for the protective outer sheath to be stripped from the core during recovery, with the result that the engaged end is lost. The cable grippers (100) of this invention are able to penetrate the outer protective layer and to grip the inner tensile strength core of cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew James Thomas, Jeremy John Richard Featherstone
  • Publication number: 20080197554
    Abstract: A clamping jaw for a vise, comprising a clamping plate and at least two bridges. The clamping power K applied to the clamped workpiece by the clamping plate can be varied along the surface facing the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: SYSTEM 3R INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventor: Jasko Sabanac
  • Patent number: 7387296
    Abstract: A quick set clamp device 10 includes a clamp frame 12, a slide shaft 14 having a longitudinal dimension that cooperates with the clamp frame 12 to removably secure the clamp frame device 10 to an object, a biasing member 16 adjacently disposed to the slide shaft 14, the biasing member 16 having a first end 18 that engages an outer first end portion 20 of the clamp frame 12, a binding member 22 having a first portion that slidably engages the slide shaft 14, a retaining member 26 retractably secured to the outer first end portion 20 of the clamp frame 12, the retaining member 26 engaging a second portion 28 of the binding member 22, a first engagement member 30 secured to a first end 32 of the slide shaft 14, and a second engagement member 34 secured to an inner second end portion 36 of the clamp frame 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: John L. Alberti
  • Publication number: 20080136079
    Abstract: An elongated element for the frame of a panel system comprising a flexible sheet material includes a main profile to which an auxiliary profile is associated. The auxiliary profile is provided with means for anchoring an edge of the sheet material and it can be moved with respect to the main profile as a result of the driving of position control screws. The main profile is adapted to be fixed on the surface of a wall by connection means engaging a connection portion associated to it. The position control screws have a control formation which can be reached from the outside of the frame, when the main profile of the elongated element is fixed to a wall and the sheet material is anchored to the auxiliary profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: CREARE.ORG S.R.L.
    Inventor: Arrigo BERNARDI
  • Patent number: 7109436
    Abstract: A laser target includes a shank having a first wedge converging from a step to a distal end of the wedge. A complementary second wedge is mounted on the step and converges with the first wedge. The two wedges have respective target apertures aligned with each other transversely therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Edward Michael Even, Danny Lee Neal
  • Patent number: 7108462
    Abstract: A workpiece engraving machine provides for a way to clamp, align and identify a workpiece for engraving. An engravable band with a permanently embedded flexible engravable tag and a method of engraving the tag in the engraving machine. In a first aspect, a workpiece clamping table comprising a support surface, a clamp, one or more workpiece alignment devices, a positional sensor and a processor. The processor determines the workpiece type, keeps the automatic inventory and may indicate when workpieces need to be ordered. In a second aspect, a workpiece engraving machine may also have workpiece inventory doors which comprise containers with workpiece holders. The containers are attached to the engraving machine by rotators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Greg Newman
  • Patent number: 6976814
    Abstract: A workpiece engraving machine provides for a way to clamp, align and identify a workpiece for engraving. An engravable band with a permanently embedded flexible engravable tag and a method of engraving the tag in the engraving machine. In a first aspect, a workpiece clamping table comprising a support surface, a clamp, one or more workpiece alignment devices, a positional sensor and a processor. The processor determines the workpiece type, keeps the automatic inventory and may indicate when workpieces need to be ordered. In a second aspect, a workpiece engraving machine may also have workpiece inventory doors which comprise containers with workpiece holders. The containers are attached to the engraving machine by rotators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Greg Newman
  • Patent number: 6892436
    Abstract: A method of holding a dried honeycomb structure 8, which is a honeycomb structure after a drying process and before a firing process, when a ceramic honeycomb structure in which bulkheads forming a number of cells are disposed in the form of a honeycomb is manufactured with a manufacturing method including a extruding process, the drying process, and the firing process. A chuck 1 having a plurality of claws 10 is used and the plurality of claws 10 are allowed to come into contact with an outer periphery 89 of the dried honeycomb structure 8 so that the direction of the pressure F applied to the dried honeycomb structure 8 by the claws is substantially parallel with the bulkheads 81.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Yamaguchi, Hiromi Katou, Yasushi Miyamura
  • Patent number: 6530567
    Abstract: A clamping device for work piece(s) having at least one clamping surface and coupling elements on the clamping surface. The clamping device comprises a first clamping element having a contact surface and a plurality of form-fit elements and a second clamping element having a contact surface and a plurality of form-fit elements. The plurality of form-fit elements have a shape that complements that of the coupling elements. The distance between the contact surfaces are adjusted by a retaining device which is coupled to surfaces of the clamping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: G√ľnter Lang
  • Patent number: 6443441
    Abstract: A board holder assembly comprising: a base member, wherein the base member is configured for engaging a surface of a board; at least one lip member, wherein the at least one lip member emanates contiguously from the base member, and wherein the at least one lip member is configured for placement upon a support member of a structure; a first side wall and a second side wall emanating contiguously from the base member to form a substantially U-shaped channel for receiving the board therein; and a clamp associated with at least one of the first and second side walls to releasably secure the board in the substantially U-shaped channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Richard Buitenhuis
  • Publication number: 20020056955
    Abstract: A vise jaw provides improved workpiece holding capabilities. The vise jaw utilizes a series of gripping pads located laterally along the jaw. When tightened by the vise, the gripping pads on the jaw introduce a horizontal force on the workpiece, causing them to penetrate and gouge the workpiece. The vise jaw is thereby designed to provide increased retention capabilities against a precision supporting surface. The workpiece will remain in place during the machining process regardless of the shape of the workpiece or the direction of the machine tool operation force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventor: Steven T. Klabo