Workpieces Normal To Each Other (e.g., Miter Clamps) Patents (Class 269/41)
  • Patent number: 9379050
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first transistor device with first contact elements, a second transistor device with second contact elements, and an electrical connection member with a first main face and a second main face opposite to the first main face. The first transistor device is disposed on the first main face of the electrical connection member and the second transistor device is disposed on the second main face of the electrical connection member. One of the first contact elements is electrically connected with one of the second contact elements by a part of the electrical connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Khalil Hosseini, Frank Kahlmann, Joachim Mahler
  • Patent number: 9204972
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint includes a frame and a carriage. The carriage has ramped surfaces, and is slideably moveable in relation to the frame. A screw support is moveably connected to the frame to form a changeable angular orientation with respect to the frame. An actuating screw is supported by the screw support, and is connected to the carriage to cause the carriage to slideably move in relation to the frame when the actuating screw is rotated. Opposing endplates are configured to engage opposing bone of the joint, and each has ramped surfaces mateable with the ramped surfaces of the carriage. When the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuating screw, the ramped surfaces of the carriage and the endplates slide against each other, causing the endplates to move relatively apart, to increase the height of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, John Matthews
  • Patent number: 8785812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the treatment of a workpiece, in particular of a substantially flat substrate, comprising a table (2) for supporting the workpiece (5), a flow generation apparatus (6, 11) producing a gas flow (22) on a top face (17.1, 17.2) of the table (2) in a region between the workpiece (5) and the top face (17.1, 17.2) of the table (2), on which gas flow the workpiece (5) is supported during the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Tel Solar AG
    Inventors: Richard Grundmüller, Johannes Meier, Arthur Büchel
  • Patent number: 8746664
    Abstract: A clamp has a housing with a piston assembly positioned in the housing. A detent mechanism is coupled with the piston rod and is positioned in the housing. A clamping arm is coupled with the piston rod. The clamping arm is moved by a biasing mechanism from a position parallel to the piston rod, when in a retracted position, to a position substantially perpendicular to the piston rod, when in a clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Rentz
  • Patent number: 8713790
    Abstract: The system for installing shower walls includes a pressure transfer member for urging a shower wall against a back up support during bonding of the shower wall to the support. An adjustable force development device engages the pressure transfer member to force the pressure transfer member against the shower wall. A support member engages the pressure transfer member when the force development device exerts a predetermined force against the shower wall. A fixation device holds the support member to maintain the pressure transfer position of the pressure transfer member. The fixation device includes a cam that moves a shower wall into a tight corner fit with an adjacent shower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Vertex Stone and Chinaware Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian John Watson, Philip Mark Hall, Anthony Arthur Wills, Steve George
  • Publication number: 20140091510
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding fastening hardware in place on a workpiece having an arrangement of through-holes. The apparatus includes a body having a first surface and a second surface on opposite sides of the body. The first surface has at least one projection extending from the first surface and a recess configured to hold the fastening hardware, with the recess being open to the first surface. A brace extends from the second surface of the body and is configured to hold the first surface in an installation position relative to the workpiece. The at least one projection is inserted in a first hole of the arrangement of through-holes when the first surface is in the installation position. The fastening hardware is held by the recess in a position to receive a complementary fastener through a second hole of the arrangement of through-holes when the first surface is in the installation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Lloyd, Gerstner & Partners
    Inventors: Robert GERSTNER, Robert Christopher KIDD
  • Patent number: 8602402
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a trash collection and removal system that includes a flexible, foldable heavy-duty dumpster bag configured to engage with specially designed clamps secured onto tines of a front loader truck and engage with the dumpster bag by connecting and receiving pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Noble, John Calo
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8556244
    Abstract: An adjustable clamp for maintaining two butting panels in an adjoining relationship. A clamping base is composed of a pair of base plates connected at each end with a scissor hinge allowing the plates to be secured at angles of from 0° to greater than 90° to one another. Clamp members are provided on each of the base plates for clamping panels in the desired butting relationship for gluing or otherwise joining the butting panels along their butting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Randall R. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20130221590
    Abstract: Alignment tool for positioning two close-fitting pieces of material together at an angle with respect to one another, that is equipped with a supporting section with which the alignment tool can rest on a first piece of material, and a table on which the second piece of material can be affixed at the aforementioned angle with respect to the first piece of material, whereby moreover the table is affixed movably on the supporting section to make one or more translation movements with respect to the supporting section, whereby the alignment tool is equipped with releasable securing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: CARBORAM, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventor: Geert Kerckhofs
  • Patent number: 8511660
    Abstract: The mechanism for a machine for stapling two moldings (21, 22) comprises a surface (10), for supporting the moldings (21, 22), and a linkage for operating two jaws (6, 7) in a functional plane (25) essentially parallel to the surface (10) in order to push the two respective moldings (21, 22) sideways towards respective functional positions against two respective side stops (2, 3) that extend in mutually inclined directions, and in order thereafter following the stapling, to draw back from the stops (2, 3) and return to a rest position; the linkage comprising elevating elements designed to move the jaws (6, 7), under the action of drive elements (50, 51), in a direction (70) perpendicular to the functional plane (25), so that the jaws (6, 7) are thus retracted, in the rest position, out of the functional plane (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Societe Cassese
    Inventor: Alain Cassese
  • Patent number: 8387963
    Abstract: A device is provided for use to securely clamp a medical mechanism to a person carrier, such as a lifter, stretcher, gurney, or the like, to facilitate providing medical treatment to a person during transport of the person to a medical facility, The device has an open condition released from the person carrier and a closed condition whereupon it clamps very securely to a rail of the person carrier; with the material of the person carrier facilitating securing to the person carrier the device as well as the medical mechanism to be secured to the person carrier. The medical mechanism may, by way of example, be a relatively heavy mechanism for providing infusate to the person or a relatively heavy control for the infusate providing device. No matter what it could be severely damaging to the person on the carrier, medical personnel and transport personnel if a relatively heavy mechanism loosened from the person carrier and moved uncontrolled around the transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Belmont Instrument Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy E. Moutafis
  • Patent number: 8376333
    Abstract: A jig for drilling intersecting holes in a work piece. The jig comprises a base for supporting the work piece and a first template operatively coupled to the base and having a bolt-hole guide located along a first axis of the template, the bolt-hole guide having a diameter sized to receive a first drill bit. The jig also includes a second template operatively coupled to the base and having a barrel-nut hole guide located along a second axis of the template, perpendicular and intersecting the first axis. The barrel-nut hole guide has a diameter larger than the diameter of the bolt-hole guide and is sized to receive a second drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Jackson Zander
  • Patent number: 8292279
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a clamp including a base with a holding surface, a first movable element, a second movable element opposite to the first movable element, and a third movable element with two arms opposite to each other. The first, the second, and the third movable elements are mounted on the holding surface of the base, and are slidable relative to the holding surface. Each arm defines a slope face the slope of the other arm. The first and the second movable elements are located between the two arms. The first movable element is resisted one of slope, and the second movable element is resisted the other of the slope. When the third movable element moves, the two slopes move relative to the first and the second movable elements, and the first and the second movable elements move toward or away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bing-Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8196272
    Abstract: A clamp for hanging things, the clamp having a pair of jaws and a lever. Manipulation of the lever causes the jaws to either open or close, depending on the direction of manipulation. The lever is connected to one of the jaws and to a plate attachment. The attachment of the lever to the jaw rotates around the point of the lever's attachment to the plate attachment, the structure of the plate attachment defining the boundaries of the rotation. One jaw is connected to the other jaw at a point of pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Lee Curtis
  • Patent number: 8191336
    Abstract: A fascia board support device features a rafter bracket having a side member for placement against one vertical side of the rafter, and a movable member pivotally coupled to the side member for movement into and out of a deployed position in which at least a portion of the movable member depends downward on an opposing side of the roof rafter. A clamping mechanism forces the depending portion against this opposing side of the roof rafter to clamp the device thereon, at which point a fascia board support projecting from the front end of the rafter bracket can seat a fascia board. After fastening of the fascia board to the rafter, the device is easily removed by releasing the clamp, flipping the movable member over to same side of the rafter as the side member and lowering the device to withdraw the support from beneath the fastened fascia board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Phillip John Roberts, Friedhelm Werner Oberpichler
  • Publication number: 20120047714
    Abstract: There is disclosed a clamping device mountable to a bench top for setting an edge piece to an edge thereof such that the edge piece projects from the bench top at a predetermined angle, with interengaging surfaces of the edge piece and edge being formed with mating mitres whereby a mitre joint is formed between the edge piece and the bench top, the clamping device comprising a body, a first clamping means supported from the body for clamping the device to the bench top, a second clamping means supported from the body for applying clamping pressure to the mitre joint, and first and second locators carried by the body and engageable with the edge piece and bench top respectively to maintain them in the required configuration during clamping. There is also disclosed a related method of attaching an edge piece to an edge of a bench top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Mitreforma Holdings Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Victor Barillaro, Salvatore Benvenuto Calcagno
  • Patent number: 8096535
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding martial arts boards includes a first grip including a curved section for grasping the first grip in varying positions and a slot for holding a first end of the martial arts board. The slot is perpendicular to and distal from the curved section where when the martial arts board is inserted in the slot the martial arts board is perpendicular to the curved section and in front of a user's hand grasping the curved section such that the user's hand is protected from striking blows to the martial arts board. The apparatus accommodates martial arts boards of varying thickness and grips the martial arts board in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Darryl Oliver
  • Publication number: 20110167604
    Abstract: A portable fixture/method for installing drawer fronts/faces to drawer boxes. The fixture provides the proper alignment/orientation of the drawer front/face to the drawer box based on two dimensions set by the user. Said dimensions, covers full inset to full overlay application and is easily set by the user. The drawer box is then screwed to the drawer front/face and the assembly is installed in the cabinet box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas D. Stewart, Bert F. Peabody
  • Patent number: 7950636
    Abstract: A miter joint clamp comprises a base and a sled mounted on the base for linear movement with respect to the base. The base has a planar top side, and such movement is relative to a miter joint plane perpendicular to the planar top side of the base. The sled comprises a first sled fence that has a planar first sled surface extending perpendicular to the top side of the base aligned at a 135° angle relative to a first side of the joint plane, with the first sled surface being resiliently compressible relative to the sled in a direction perpendicular to the first sled surface. The sled further comprises a second sled fence that has a planar second sled surface extending perpendicular to the top side of the base and aligned at a 135° angle relative to a second side of the joint plane, with the second sled surface being resiliently compressible relative to the sled in a direction perpendicular to the second sled surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Rockler Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kinnison, George David Stickler, Steven Krohmer
  • Publication number: 20110068526
    Abstract: An adjustable clamp for maintaining two butting panels in an adjoining relationship. A clamping base is composed of a pair of base plates connected at each end with a scissor hinge allowing the plates to be secured at angles of from 0° to greater than 90° to one another. Clamp members are provided on each of the base plates for clamping panels in the desired butting relationship for gluing or otherwise joining the butting panels along their butting edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Randall R. Coffman
  • Patent number: 7891646
    Abstract: A Synchronous Positioning Frame Assembly Machine having a plurality of extension wings (48) arranged to precisely locate miter clamps (40) containing captive sliding rails (46) that create a secondary motion to connect small and large frame members. Artist canvas frames, picture frames and other rectangular or square frames such as mirror frames made from mitered members being joined with glue or other mechanical means are precisely brought together at right angles and in a flat plane. Rotary motion of a central rotating shaft (54) linked (50) to the sliding rails (46) positions the clamps (40). A mechanically or manually operated torque lever (56) with knob (58) provides the prime mover force that moves the clamps in a synchronized manner while applying a clamping force to hold the frame members A, B, C, D together with a ratchet (68) and pawl (88) stop for the required assembly time of glue cycle, manual or mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Clifford Terry
  • Patent number: 7708261
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a securing apparatus for a carpenter's square and a method for using the same. The apparatus is especially suitable for securing at least two planar surfaces in a fixed position. More specifically, the apparatus may allow a user to secure at least two planar surfaces in a fixed position to, for example, perform work on the planar surfaces. The present invention allows a user to easily secure a clamp onto a carpenter's square.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Dennis R Cullen
  • Patent number: 7673860
    Abstract: A clamp including a plurality of clamping assemblies, a first of the clamping assemblies including two opposing clamping jaws that have first-shaped clamping surfaces, the clamping jaws being movably mounted on support structure for movement towards and away from each other; and a second of the clamping assemblies including two opposing clamping jaws that have second-shaped clamping surfaces which are shaped differently than the first-shaped clamping surfaces and which are movably mounted on support structure for movement towards and away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Tefentools Ltd.
    Inventor: Zion Ben-Gigi
  • Publication number: 20100032878
    Abstract: A Synchronous Positioning Frame Assembly Machine having a plurality of extension wings (48) arranged to precisely locate miter clamps (40) containing captive sliding rails (46) that create a secondary motion to connect small and large frame members. Artist canvas frames, picture frames and other rectangular or square frames such as mirror frames made from mitered members being joined with glue or other mechanical means are precisely brought together at right angles and in a flat plane. Rotary motion of a central rotating shaft (54) linked (50) to the sliding rails (46) positions the clamps (40). A mechanically or manually operated torque lever (56) with knob (58) provides the prime mover force that moves the clamps in a synchronized manner while applying a clamping force to hold the frame members A, B, C, D together with a ratchet (68) and pawl (88) stop for the required assembly time of glue cycle, manual or mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Clifford Terry
  • Publication number: 20100025906
    Abstract: The mechanism for a machine for stapling two mouldings (21, 22) comprises a surface (10), for supporting the mouldings (21, 22), and a linkage for operating two jaws (6, 7) in a functional plane (25) essentially parallel to the surface (10) in order to push the two respective mouldings (21, 22) sideways towards respective functional positions against two respective side stops (2, 3) that extend in mutually inclined directions, and in order thereafter following the stapling, to draw back from the stops (2, 3) and return to a rest position; the linkage comprising elevating elements designed to move the jaws (6, 7), under the action of drive elements (50, 51), in a direction (70) perpendicular to the functional plane (25), so that the jaws (6, 7) are thus retracted, in the rest position, out of the functional plane (25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Alain Cassese
  • Patent number: 7617578
    Abstract: A miter joint assembly system. The system comprises a generally planar assembly plate. A clamping assembly is attached to the assembly plate. At least one drill guide is detachably coupled to the assembly plate at a predetermined orientation. The clamping assembly is configured to releasably secure a first and a second mitered molding to the assembly plate such that the first and second mitered moldings are oriented generally orthogonally to each other. The drill guide is configured to bore a pocket hole and a pilot hole into the first mitered molding, the pocket and pilot holes receiving a fastener to draw and secure the second mitered molding to the first mitered molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: David Collins
  • Publication number: 20090250139
    Abstract: A plate-like cutting tool produced at a low cost and having less strain is provided. A planer knife basically includes a base 12 formed of a steel, and cutting blades 14, 14 to be laser-welded along both lengthwise end edge portions 12a, 12b in a lengthwise direction of the base 12. A recess 22 engageable with a to-be-engaged portion 24a of a base supporting section 24 of a fixing jig 20 is provided at a back side 18 of the base 12. In the process of manufacturing the planer knife, with the base 12 engaged with the to-be-engaged portion 24a, the base 12 is fixed onto the base supporting section 22, and is held and fixed in a pressed state by a first base fixing tool 36. The cutting blade 14 is fixed in abutment on the lengthwise end edge portion 12a via a cutting blade fixing tool 46. Then, mainly the base 12 is laser-welded at a contact portion between the lengthwise end edge portion 12a and the cutting blade 14, thereby attaching the cutting blade 14 to the base 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7562608
    Abstract: Described is a device that is to used in conjunction with a chainsaw to keep the chainsaw kerf from closing, thereby greatly reducing the chance of having the chainsaw bar being pinched and bound. Also included is a limiting feature that keeps the chainsaw kerf spacer from being inserted too deeply into the chainsaw kerf, thereby contacting the chainsaw blades. Additionally, a handle is included to facilitate the extraction of the chainsaw kerf spacer from the chainsaw kerf after completing the cut. The kerf spacer can be installed with one hand and without the aid of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Mark Thomas Finstad
  • Publication number: 20080258368
    Abstract: A miter joint clamp comprises a base and a sled mounted on the base for linear movement with respect to the base. The base has a planar top side, and such movement is relative to a miter joint plane perpendicular to the planar top side of the base. The sled comprises a first sled fence that has a planar first sled surface extending perpendicular to the top side of the base aligned at a 135° angle relative to a first side of the joint plane, with the first sled surface being resiliently compressible relative to the sled in a direction perpendicular to the first sled surface. The sled further comprises a second sled fence that has a planar second sled surface extending perpendicular to the top side of the base and aligned at a 135° angle relative to a second side of the joint plane, with the second sled surface being resiliently compressible relative to the sled in a direction perpendicular to the second sled surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel Kinnison, George David Stickler, Steven Krohmer
  • Publication number: 20080250905
    Abstract: A crown molding jig may have a first guide and a second guide. Each of the guides may be sized and configured to receive a crown molding. A saw guide may be disposed between the first and second guides for guiding a saw blade and cutting a compound angle cut in the crown molding. A crown molding holder may have a base member for engaging the crown molding and an extension pole pivotally attached to the base member such that the crown molding holder may be wedged between the crown molding disposed at the ceiling and the floor. A door installation jig may have a U-shaped member sized and configured to receive a door and an inflatable tube for lifting the door to position adjacent a door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: VIKTOR KHAN
  • Publication number: 20080217827
    Abstract: A clamping fixture (1) is used for clamping an enclosure of a device. The clamping fixture includes a first clamp member (12), a second clamp member (13), and an adjusting pole (5). The first clamp member includes a first clamping portion (127) with a first contacting surface. The second clamp member includes a second clamping portion (137) with a second contacting surface. The second contacting surface is parallel to the first clamping portion. The first and the second clamping portions are configured for cooperatively clamping the enclosure of the device between the first and the second contacting surfaces. The adjusting pole has a first end threadedly engaged in the first clamp member and an opposite second end threadedly engaged in the second clamp member. The adjusting pole is adjustably movable relative to the first and the second clamp members along a lengthwise direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-LIN LIU, ZHONG-SHAO LUO, XUE-JI LUO, QIANG ZENG
  • Patent number: 7374158
    Abstract: The invention provides a multi-purpose reversible clamp comprising a threaded rod having a handle fixed at a first end, a lower jaw mounted on the threaded rod above the handle, the lower jaw including a female corner receiving portion facing away from the handle, wherein the uppermost portions of the female corner receiving portion include a plurality of flattened surfaces that share a common plane. The clamp also includes an upper jaw with a male corner portion on a first end and a flat surface on a second end. In a corner clamping configuration, the upper jaw is mounted on the threaded rod with the male corner portion facing the female corner receiving portion of the lower jaw. In a parallel clamping configuration, the upper jaw is mounted on the threaded rod with the flat surface facing the flattened points of the lower jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: Daniel M. Deming
  • Publication number: 20080073822
    Abstract: A clamping device utilizing the mechanism of conventional locking plier comprises a swiveled V-shape convex clamping jaw and a V-shape concave clamping jaw. The V-shape convex clamping jaw is pivoted to one end of a straight shank slidably mounted to the fixed arm of the clamping device. The V-shape concave clamping jaw comprising two flat clamping surfaces of various forms including but not limited to rectangular form is mounted to the movable arm of the clamping device. A crank handle is provided at the end of the fixed handle of the clamping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Harry Wong
  • Publication number: 20070284797
    Abstract: An assembling device for sheet materials includes a supporting member including a guide rod and a supporting plate connected together to form an L-shape A clamping member includes and second clamping rods connected together at one end by a horizontal cross-member to form a substantially U-shaped. The first and second clamping rods are located on two sides of the guide rod, opposite to the outer and inner faces of the guide rod, respectively. When the first sheet is supported on the supporting plate and the second sheet is arranged to simultaneously abut against the first sheet and the inner face of the guide rod, the clamping member can be moved along the guiding groove to a suitable position and fixed at that position by a first positioning element, while a second positioning element holds the second sheet perpendicular to and abutting against the first sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Nhon Hau Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20070284796
    Abstract: A compact corner clamp includes first and second clamping surfaces which extend transversely to one another; a first clamping member having third and fourth clamping surfaces with the first and third clamping surfaces facing one another to clamp therebetween a first workpiece and the second and fourth clamping surfaces facing one another to clamp therebetween a second workpiece which extends transversely to the first workpiece; and an adjustable member which is movable toward and away from the first and second clamping surfaces and securable in a selected adjustment position. The first clamping member is slidably mounted on the adjustable member for moving toward the first and second clamping surfaces when the adjustable member is secured in the selected adjustment position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Richard M. Hummel
  • Publication number: 20070267796
    Abstract: The invention provides a multi-purpose reversible clamp comprising a threaded rod having a handle fixed at a first end, a lower jaw mounted on the threaded rod above the handle, the lower jaw including a female corner receiving portion facing away from the handle, wherein the uppermost portions of the female corner receiving portion include a plurality of flattened surfaces that share a common plane. The clamp also includes an upper jaw with a male corner portion on a first end and a flat surface on a second end. In a corner clamping configuration, the upper jaw is mounted on the threaded rod with the male corner portion facing the female corner receiving portion of the lower jaw. In a parallel clamping configuration, the upper jaw is mounted on the threaded rod with the flat surface facing the flattened points of the lower jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: Stanley Tools and Hardware
    Inventor: Daniel M. Deming
  • Patent number: 7172184
    Abstract: A carrier for use in processing of a plurality of wafers or other substrates includes a support frame on which the wafers are mounted and in one embodiment at least one auxiliary frame for holding the substrates on the support frame. A plurality of clips extend from the auxiliary frame and engage the substrates in pressure engagement, and fasteners retain the auxiliary frame in position with respect to the support frame. In one embodiment two auxiliary frames can be employed for holding wafers on opposing surfaces of the support frame. The support frame has electrically non-conducting surfaces whereby the processing does not affect the support frame, and the auxiliary frame is made of electrically non-conductive material. The clips are electrically conductive and bridge current from the support frame to the wafers during plating operations. In another embodiment, auxiliary frame are not used and the wafer retention clips are mounted on the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Sunpower Corporation
    Inventors: Luca Pavani, Neil Kaminar, Pongsthorn Uralwong, Thomas Phu, Douglas H. Rose, Thomas Pass
  • Patent number: 7169252
    Abstract: A method of assembling a light handling device that includes a plurality of separate walls for reflecting and that is tolerant of elevated heat and heating cycles. The method provides a fast-set adhesive to portions of the walls that are to be secured together. The method also secures the walls in a temporary fixation device for a time period needed for the fast-set adhesive to set, and removes the walls from the temporary fixation device subsequent to the setting of the fast-set adhesive such that the walls are secured together by the fast-set adhesive. The method also provides another means of securing the walls together that is resistant to degradation caused by elevated heat and heating cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: OC Oerlikon Balzers AG
    Inventors: Bertram Frei, Norman Korner, Ralph Scholl
  • Patent number: 7159496
    Abstract: A portable vise and saw combination includes a vise element having three attachment points. One attachment point is used to attach the vise to an existing support such as an existing horizontal rail, and another attachment point allows a saw to be mounted to the vise. A workpiece is mounted in the third attachment point. The saw is aligned with the workpiece so that the workpiece may be selectively cut at a desired length and angle. A measuring apparatus is also incorporated within the vise to allow an operator to set the saw to cut successive workpieces at the same lengths without having to remeasure each workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: aMaesing Tools Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Roger V. Maes
  • Patent number: 7114713
    Abstract: A system of tools and connector assemblies can be erected in numerous arrangements and configurations, in positive, selected interrelationships, for the mounting and support of a workpiece or the like. Engagement portions on the tools are clamped by the clamping blocks comprising a connector assembly; the tools may be C-clamps, bar-clamps, pipe-clamps, coupling devices, brackets, standoffs, and like implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventors: Robert L. Brass, Steven W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7055787
    Abstract: A sheet material clamp having a rigid clamp base of a pre-selected length. The rigid clamp base has a clamping surface and at least two clamping apparatus attached to the clamping base for applying clamping pressure through a pressure foot toward the clamping surface. The apparatus for applying clamping pressure are spaced along the length of the clamp base so that clamping pressure can be applied evenly along the edge of the sheet material being clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Christopher Todd Cross
  • Patent number: 7048267
    Abstract: An adhesively mounted angled clamp-like device for producing a compressive force or tensile force includes a frame, at least two plungers arranged at an angle movably connected with the frame, and double-sided stretch releasing adhesive attached to at least one of the frame and the plungers. The frame and/or plungers can be firmly adhesively bonded to a surface or object and later cleanly removed from the frame, plungers, and/or surface without damaging the surface and without leaving adhesive residue by stretching the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: James L. Bries
  • Patent number: 6954979
    Abstract: A frame joiner press system for efficiently driving a V-nail into two adjacent members of a picture frame. The frame joiner press system includes a base, a plurality of support shafts extending upwardly from the base, a support platform slidably positioned upon the support shafts, a plurality of retaining pins movably positioned within a support housing attached to the base, and a leverage structure for applying a downward force upon a pair of frame members. The retaining pins receive one or more V-nails and are springably positioned within the support housing. When the frame members are pressed upon the V-nails, the retaining pins are depressed into the support housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Inventor: Curt Logan
  • Patent number: 6877731
    Abstract: A clamp for holding boards of wood adjacent other boards of wood for nailing, such as in a floor frame is described. The clamp generally includes an elongated body having a lever to open and close a fixed jaw and moveable jaw that are also connected to the body. An arm is connected to the body and to the lever. The jaws generally include teeth to sink into a surface of the wood to secure the wood within the jaws. An end piece includes lips to prevent unwanted movement of the wood as it is held within the jaws. The clamp further includes a tongue that is adapted to overhang other pieces of wood to which ht he board of wood is to be nailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: J. Marlon Corley, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6860475
    Abstract: A clamping device allows welding, or other application of three-axis workpieces by providing X, Y, and Z clamping surfaces. The device is equipped with three mutually perpendicular base plates and on one of which a floating right-angle head is mounted through a threaded shaft with quick acting button for rapid advance and return. Inserts like leveling pads can be inserted to the tooling holes in the floating right-angle head to increase working access, especially at the joint area where the X and Y axes meet. A Z-axis attachment including base plate extension with clamping arm and a threaded shaft is mounted by screws to two of the base plates. The clamping arm of the Z-axis can be swung away for easy removal of the workpiece after work. The outside walls of the base plates are machined flat and square so that the angle clamp can be laid sideway to hold a workpiece vertically in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Valtra, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Wong
  • Patent number: 6829972
    Abstract: A saw table for fixing frame pieces of frames of paintings, pictures or photos, includes a base table having two arms crossed and substantially perpendicular to each other and a gap at where the arms are crossed, wherein the arms are respectively provided with a fastening device to secure a frame piece to be cut, and a guiding assembly having a guiding shaft provided on one of the arms at where the arms are crossed and is adjacent to the gap and an attracting device movably mounted on the guiding shaft. The attracting device has a magnet thereon for attracting a saw blade attached on the attracting device with a blade cutting portion of the saw blade received in the gap and the guiding shaft and the attracting device are respectively provided with a positioning device to fixedly secure the attracting device on the guiding shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Chung-Wu Chen
  • Patent number: 6820868
    Abstract: An apparatus for temporarily suspending or supporting a fascia board during the installation thereof, along the eaves or the end of a rafter tail of a frame of a roof structure is described, wherein the device includes a U-shaped bucket (16) for supporting or suspending the fascia board. The U-shaped bucket is engaged in cooperating with a swivel bracket (10) and a rafter tail clamp saddle (4) for attachment to the end of the rafter tail, respectively, to the frame of the roof structure. The apparatus provides an improved method of installing a fascia board, wherein, one person can install the fascia board for the completion of the roof structure thereof. The apparatus can be easily removed and applied to another section of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: Reginald W. Reymus
  • Patent number: 6729529
    Abstract: A system for providing cutting and orbitally welding thin-walled tubing. The system includes a plurality of clamping blocks that hold the tubing while the tubing is trimmed and orbitally welded. The system further includes at least one tooling plate to which the clamping blocks can be mounted such that the tubing is attached to the tooling plate and properly aligned for net length trimming. The system further includes a welding cassette for retaining the clamping blocks and properly aligning the tubing during orbital welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Cecil, Roger G. Rae, Elton R. Rice
  • Patent number: 6702270
    Abstract: A device to assist carpenters in holding a stud in position to be nailed or otherwise fastened to a sill or plate. Sill guides allow the device to be positioned at a predetermined point on a sill. A single blow with a hammer drives pins in the bottom of the base region of the device into the plate to secure the device on the plate. Three sill guides define the area in which the stud is positioned and supported for nailing to the sill. A hammer blow on the flange rocks the device so that the pins are pulled free and the device removed when the stud has been secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Kurt Reschke