With Tool Couple Element Patents (Class 269/48)
  • Patent number: 9321167
    Abstract: A pallet-based support system for use in assembling a vehicle engine that includes an engine block is described herein. The pallet-based support system includes a first jig and a second jig configured to couple to the engine block. The system also includes a first support arm and a second support arm extending from the pallet and each of the support arms includes a cradle structure. The system also includes a first adapter structure coupled to the first jig. The first adapter structure is configured to be releasably coupled to one of the cradle structures by lowering the engine block towards the pallet. The first adapter structure engages the cradle structure and is configured to be positioned in at least three orientations with respect to the cradle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Michael Scelsi, Brian Gregory Jones
  • Patent number: 8770565
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a jig for surface treatment, which is used for fixing a metal plate having a bearing for surface treatment. The jig for surface treatment according to the present disclosure passes a hanging rod through the metal plate. Thereby, the jig for surface treatment will not contact with a processed surface of the metal plate and hence making no apparent flaws on the processed surface and maintaining completeness processed surface. In addition, the jig for surface treatment can load a plurality of metal plates at a time, performing surface treatment on the plurality of metal plates simultaneously, and thus improving productivity and practicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Huai-Gang Liu, Chih-Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 8171975
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting planar components onto a pad for a seat is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: TS TECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8152428
    Abstract: A fastener assembly includes a bolt having first and second ends and comprising a bolt head at the first end and a shank, at least a part of which is screw threaded, a nut for screw threaded engagement with the shank of the bolt, and a template alignment pin, wherein the bolt head is provided with a coupling formation for detachably coupling to a corresponding formation on the template alignment pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: James Henry Rowe, John Moore
  • Patent number: 7963514
    Abstract: A rotating machine includes a receiving member having a base wall. A first cylinder module disposed above the receiving member includes a first cylinder body. Grappling hooks fixedly connecting with the first cylinder module are disposed below the first cylinder body. A second cylinder module mounted on a top surface of the base wall includes a second cylinder body. A rotating module includes a rotatable shaft rotationally settled in the base wall. A top end of the rotatable shaft engages with a salver below the grappling hooks. A gear wheel is located around the rotatable shaft and below the salver. A rack meshing with the gear wheel connects with the second cylinder body, and controlling switches are used for starting the first cylinder module and the second cylinder module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue-jin Li, Wei Wang, Ai-jun Yan
  • Patent number: 7818861
    Abstract: A heart valve prostheses crimping apparatus and method for deducing the diameter of stents containing heart valve prosthesis. A medical prosthesis catheter loading apparatus, including a crimping assembly for reducing the diameter of a prosthesis; and a catheter clamp for holding a catheter adjacent to the prosthesis. Also disclosed is an apparatus for reducing the diameter of a medical prosthesis, including a base, a crimp head connectable to the base, and an actuation mechanism connected to the base and connectable to the crimp head to actuate the crimp head. Also disclosed is a method of loading a medical prosthesis into a catheter, including the steps of reducing the diameter of a prosthesis from its normal deployed state to a diameter less than that of the lumen of the catheter; holding a catheter adjacent to the reduced diameter prosthesis; and moving the prosthesis into the catheter lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Machine Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Sokel
  • Publication number: 20090243177
    Abstract: In combination, a locating pin and extraction tool for locating a work piece in conjunction with a jig comprises a locating pin including an elongate body having a head portion and a lower pin portion. The elongate body is of a length which is substantially greater than it is wide, and the pin portion is adapted to be inserted through a locating hole in the jig and into a locating hole in the work piece to locate the work piece. The head portion is a low-profile head, and has a height and width both of which are much smaller than the length of the elongate body. A lifting tool is provided and having a handle and a lifting foot adapted to engage the head portion of the locating pin for lifting and extracting the locating pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: David M. Ginburg
  • Publication number: 20090085268
    Abstract: A handicraft work assisting device includes an elongated main body and a push bar. The main body includes a tubular portion formed with a through-hole extending in the longitudinal direction of the tubular portion. The push bar is insertable into the through-hole. The main body further includes a flange that is provided at an end of the tubular portion. The flange is provided with a groove portion extending in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: CLOVER MFG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Ozeki
  • Patent number: 6367144
    Abstract: A head suspension for supporting a head slider over a rigid disk in a dynamic storage device having a component that includes a compliant feature adapted to engage a first pin and a datum engaging surface spaced from the compliant feature. The component being locatable relative to a datum by manipulation of the component with respect to the datum and a first pin to cause the first pin to engage and deflect the compliant feature when the datum engaging surface of the component is engaged and positioned with respect to the datum. The head suspension also including a second component having a pin engaging feature and possibly a datum engaging surface alignable with the compliant feature and datum engaging surface of the first component, respectively. The pin engaging feature of the second component being compliant or non-compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett T. Holaway, Mark A. Miller, Eric O. Naatz, John A. Rickeman, Richard A. Schnitzler, Raymond R. Wolter, David J. Zachmeyer
  • Patent number: 6128264
    Abstract: An information encoding method encodes information on a recording medium in accordance with for a new standard. When decoded by a reproducing device adapted for coping with the encoding method for a old standard, the user is appraised of the fact that part of the recorded signals cannot be reproduced by a reproducing device adapted for coping only with the encoding method for the old standard. For encoding the information in accordance with the encoding method for the new standard, the user message information is encoded simultaneously. The user message information has been encoded in accordance with the encoding method for the old standard, which can be reproduced by the reproducing device adapted for coping with the encoding method for the old standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kyoya Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 6086976
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer comprising a single crystalline lattice suitable for use in the manufacture of integrated circuits, namely computer chips and dies, wherein a diameter of the wafer is greater than approximately 150 millimeters and wherein the wafer includes a first hole extending through the wafer. The hole is adapted to facilitate handling of the wafer without directly contacting a surface of the wafer. The wafer preferably includes a primary flat and the first hole includes a flat side having a predetermined and known orientation with respect to the primary flat of the wafer. In one embodiment, the wafer further includes a guide hole formed near the first hole such that the center-points of the first hole and the guide hole are oriented with a predetermined and known orientation with respect to the primary flat of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark I. Gardner, Mark C. Gilmer
  • Patent number: 4937805
    Abstract: A recording medium and a method for recording and reproducing a recording medium in which the silent time between successive selections is reduced. An analog sound signal to be recorded is digitized and divided into blocks for recording. For each block, a time signal indicating the total reproducing time for the block is recorded. Upon reproduction, the reproduction time is monitored to determine whether is exceeds the value indicated by the respective time signal. If so, reproduction of the current selection is immediately terminated and reproduction of the next selection in sequence is commenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4852865
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding device for the stack of paper, cardboard or similar sheet-form punching material on a punch press, with a centering pin yielding elastically at least in zones under the thrust of the punching material for engagement into centering holes of the punching material sheets. For the improvement of such a holding device, according to the invention the centering pin, preferably rigid in itself, with smooth or substantially smooth surface, is suspended both tilting and also movable thrusting in or parallel to the plane of the punching table perpendicularly and parallel to the stack edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Schon & CIE. GmbH
    Inventors: Gunter Edrich, Klaus Deppert
  • Patent number: 4684310
    Abstract: A wheel manipulator for engaging and retaining the hub of a wheel thereto, having a base frame with a vertical column, a carriage slidably mounted on the column and adapted to be vertically adjustably positioned thereon, a turret rotatably mounted on the carriage and a retainer for securing the wheel to the turret for manipulation of the wheel on the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Inventor: Charles E. Stange
  • Patent number: 4667547
    Abstract: A cutter guide fixture for use in removing a top nozzle from the guide thimbles of a fuel assembly includes upper and lower plates coupled to one another for movement of the upper plate relative to the lower plate between upper and lower positions. The plates include aligned pairs of holes within which are mounted a plurality of cutters such that the cutting elements of the cutters are disposed in a common cutting plane. A pair of expansion locking pins are provided at a pair of diagonal corners of the lower plate for releasably attaching the fixture to the top nozzle and positioning the cutters in general alignment with a plurality of passageways defined in the adapter plate of the top nozzle and with a plurality of hollow upper end portions of the guide thimbles inserted and attached in the passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: John M. Shallenberger, Stephen J. Ferlan
  • Patent number: 4564414
    Abstract: Magnetic devices are described which include a sheet of magnetic material having a relieved groove/ridge configuration, all the grooves and ridges being straight and parallel, and evenly spaced apart. Such devices can form part of apparatus for use in connection with a dry transfer sheet in assisting setting out a correctly spaced and aligned legend on a desired receptor surface. The apparatus can comprise a base member which, e.g. may be attachable to a designed receptor surface and a sheet-holder member. The sheet-holder member can consist of a bar to which a sheet of dry transfer material may be attached. One side of the bar of the sheet-holder member has a rib which may engage in the base member in one of the parallel grooves therein. The lateral spacing of the parallel grooves and the vertical spacing of lines of letters on the dry transfer sheet correspond to ensure accurate horizontal alignment of letters transferred from different rows on the transfer sheet to the final receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Vazgen Houssian, Martin E. Dowzall
  • Patent number: 4416459
    Abstract: A chuck for splined workpieces includes at least two collets, the resilient fingers of which are circumferentially interdigitally related. The work-engaging surfaces of circumferentially adjacent fingers of the chuck are spaced apart a distance at least slightly greater than the circumferential extent of each radially facing splined surface on the workpiece, the arrangement being such that, when a splined workpiece is telescopically engaged with the collets, fingers of not more than one of the collets register with the radial surfaces of the splines so that the remaining collet fingers will grip the base diameter surface of the workpiece when the collets are actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1983
    Inventors: Longine V. Morawski, Lawrence V. Morawski