With Work-overlying Clamp Patents (Class 269/54)
  • Patent number: 8827253
    Abstract: A hand-strung jewelry construction board. A plurality of holes is drilled into the board. One or more pins are inserted into the holes. Also, one or more clamps are inserted into the holes. A jewelry string is looped around the pins and clamped in position by the clamps. In a preferred embodiment, second and third strings are wrapped around the jewelry string adjacent the pins at each end of the jewelry string. The second and third wrapped strings are glued into place. When the jewelry string is removed from the jewelry construction board, permanent loops are formed into the jewelry string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Sandra Younger
  • 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: 8579272
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus for securing a workpiece is provided. The clamping apparatus includes a fixing base and a first and a second clamping device mounted on opposing sides of the fixing base. The first clamping device includes stacked clamping sheets, each of which is moveable and comprises an inclined clamping edge for contacting the workpiece. A support assembly supports the plurality of stacked clamping sheets; and an operating member is slidable relative to the support assembly and contacting the plurality of staked clamping sheets. The operation member is capable of moving at least one of the plurality of stacked clamping sheets relative to another one when the operation member slides relative to the support assembly, and moving at least one of the inclined clamping edge toward or away from the second clamping device to accommodate workpieces of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shen-Chun Li, Shou-Kuo Hsu, Hsien-Chuan Liang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8256754
    Abstract: A lift pin is provided for manipulating a substrate above a support surface of a substrate support and uniformly transferring heat from the substrate support to the substrate. The lift pin includes a pin shaft. The pin shaft includes a cross-section having at least three equal edges and round corners configured alternatively. A pin head is an end portion of the pin shaft, wherein the pin head has a convex support surface larger than the cross-section of the pin shaft. A flat portion is disposed on a central area of the convex support surface for directly contacting the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander N. Lerner, Mehran Behdjat, Paula Valdivia
  • Publication number: 20110260385
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus for securing a workpiece is provided. The clamping apparatus includes a fixing base and a first and a second clamping device mounted on opposing sides of the fixing base. The first clamping device includes stacked clamping sheets, each of which is moveable and comprises an inclined clamping edge for contacting the workpiece. A support assembly supports the plurality of stacked clamping sheets; and an operating member is slidable relative to the support assembly and contacting the plurality of staked clamping sheets. The operation member is capable of moving at least one of the plurality of stacked clamping sheets relative to another one when the operation member slides relative to the support assembly, and moving at least one of the inclined clamping edge toward or away from the second clamping device to accommodate workpieces of varying sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHEN-CHUN LI, SHOU-KUO HSU, HSIEN-CHUAN LIANG
  • Publication number: 20110204554
    Abstract: A hand-strung jewelry construction board. A plurality of holes is drilled into the board. One or more pins are inserted into the holes. Also, one or more clamps are inserted into the holes. A jewelry string is looped around the pins and clamped in position by the clamps. In a preferred embodiment, second and third strings are wrapped around the jewelry string adjacent the pins at each end of the jewelry string. The second and third wrapped strings are glued into place. When the jewelry string is removed from the jewelry construction board, permanent loops are formed into the jewelry string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Sandra Younger
  • Patent number: 7918181
    Abstract: A stent mandrel fixture for supporting a stent during the application of a coating substance is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fuh-Wei Tang, Syed F. A. Hossainy, Dorrie Happ, Ty T. Hu
  • Patent number: 7677542
    Abstract: A vacuum-mounted clamp for clamping a first component to a second component. The clamp includes a substantially rigid body having an application face, a back face opposite the application face, a side, and a vacuum port extending between the application face and the back face. The application face has a step adjacent the side for engaging the first component. The clamp includes a flexible seal connected to the rigid body adjacent the application face. The seal has a vacuum port in fluid communication with the vacuum port in the primary body and a periphery for contacting the second component to create a vacuum area between the clamp and the second component. The vacuum port of the body and the seal are in fluid communication with a vacuum generator for generating a vacuum in the vacuum area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Donald J. Grzina, Scott A. Martin, Dustin D. Ribble
  • Patent number: 7370856
    Abstract: A clamp includes a body, a lead pin moveable relative to the body and an actuator supported by the body. The actuator is axially moveable between an extended position and a retracted position. The actuator includes a camshaft drivingly coupled to the lead pin. Axial movement of the camshaft causes the lead pin to rotate between a first positioned aligned with a first longitudinal axis and a second position aligned with a second longitudinal axis laterally offset from the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: BTM Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin G. Sawdon, Michael D. Miller, Brian D. Petit
  • Patent number: 6761101
    Abstract: A receiver block particularly configured for an AR-15/M-16 receiver includes an upwardly extending tongue adapted to be received in the receiver cavity with oppositely positioned ears on the receiver being received in apertured slots on the receiver block with pins being received in the aligned openings to lock the receiver to the receiver block thereby providing substantially total exposure and access to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Randy E. Luth
  • Patent number: 6604326
    Abstract: A holder comprising a rigid base bar having a pin end and a stabilizing end; a rigid stabilizing bar having a base end and an opposite end, with the base end of the rigid stabilizing bar being rigidly attached to the stabilizing end of the rigid base bar, and extending perpendicular to the rigid base bar; two nails being each having a head end and a pointed end, with the head end of the each nail being rigidly attached to separate points along the rigid stabilizing bar, and with the pointed end of the each nail being extended perpendicular to the rigid stabilizing bar and parallel with the rigid base bar and toward the perpendicular direction of the rigid base bar; and the rigid base bar having a bore through it in a direction parallel with the length of the rigid stabilizing bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: James Cooper Noble
  • Patent number: 5639336
    Abstract: A method and fixture for adhering a label onto a surface of an object. The fixture is a sheet body and has a hollow space in its central area for receiving the label to be adhered. The sheet body has at least a positioning structure for being accurately positioned on the nearby area of the location where the label to be adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Acer Peripherals, Inc.
    Inventor: Hung Huan Hsu
  • Patent number: 5508985
    Abstract: A method for detecting and processing synchronization marks extracted from a prerecorded wobbled groove formed in a compact disk in order to produce pseudo-sync signals using a high frequency phase locked loop servoing to the disk speed to generate the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Fairchild, Gzim Derti, Mark A. Barton
  • Patent number: 5459309
    Abstract: The present invention ensures successful focus acquisition in an optical disk drive independent of a travelling speed of an objective lens at the time when a focus servo circuit loop is closed. The present invention provides sending a signal to a focus actuator for bringing an objective lens close to an in-focus position while a focus servo circuit loop is opened; closing the loop by shutting off the signal sent to the focus actuator; adding an offset of a predetermined level to the focus error signal; detecting that the focus error signal to which the offset is added reaches a predetermined level; and closing the loop when it is detected that the predetermined level is reached, and gradually decreasing the value of the offset to be added to the focus error signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kagami, Makoto Takekoshi
  • Patent number: 5026222
    Abstract: A pin for use in a chuck for clamping a discoid portion of a workpiece, the chuck including a base, at least to fixed clamps secured on a front end surface of the base, a movable clamp adjacent to the front end surface of the base and the pin secured to the front end surface of the base. The pin is adapted to fit in a hole formed in a discoid when the discoid is mounted on the chuck wherein the hole has a larger diameter than the pin. The pin has generally rhombic transversed section with a long diagonal and a short diagonal. The pin is truncated by a predetermined amount at each end along the long diagonal to allow the workpiece to move a limited distance relative to the pin along a line formed by the short diagonal. The limited distance may be a function of an initial clearance between the discoid portion and the chuck or a function or a variation between the diameter of the discoid portion and its design diameter, or a function of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawano, Yoshio Kimura, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 4930955
    Abstract: A chuck for clamping a discoid portion of a work piece includes a base, at least two fixed clamps secured on a front end surface of the base, a movable clamp adjacent to the front end surface of the base and a pin secured to the front end surface of the base. The pin is adapted to fit in a hole formed in the discoid when the discoid is mounted on the chuck wherein the hole has a larger diameter than the pin. Furthermore, the pin is positioned radially inwardly of the movable clamp toward the chuck center and oriented so that the two fixed clamps are equiangularly spaced about and equidistantly spaced from the pin. As a result, the discoid may move relative to the pin and toward the two fixed clamps, without rotation thereof. Accordingly, the centroidal axis of the discoid may be aligned with the rotational axis of the chuck so that precision machining may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawano, Yoshio Kimura, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 4543868
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for holding and advancing the stock to be sliced on a cold meat slicing machine. At the free end of a base mounted pivotably on the carriage for the stock to be sliced and slidably displaceable transversely to the direction of displacement of the carriage, there is likewise pivotably mounted a gripper with at least two fingers protruding from its pivot axis, and one curved, pointed needle protruding from each finger. The gripper furthermore comprises a manual lever by means of which the curved needles may be pressed into the stock to be sliced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Bizerba-Werke Wilhelm Kraut GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Albrecht Maurer, Karl Frey
  • Patent number: 4291868
    Abstract: Clamping apparatus for clamping a work piece onto a work table remote from the edges of the work table. Apparatus includes a main support member and first and second engaging members spaced along and extending from the support member so that outer ends of the engaging members cooperate with the work table. Jacking apparatus cooperates with one of the engaging members to move the engaging member relative to the support member. This clamps the work piece onto the work table with a clamping surface associated with the main support item. Each engaging means can be quickly adjusted to accommodate work pieces and work tables of different depths. The clamping surface can be resiliently mounted relative to the support member to increase versatility of clamping apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Inventor: Barry R. Giles
  • Patent number: 4212698
    Abstract: A laterally elongated plate is provided with anchors in a transversely elongated tape support area of the plate by which to secure the opposite ends of a length of pressure sensitive adhesive tape extended across the tape support area, with the adhesive side of the tape facing upward. A stitch indicator line is provided on the plate inwardly of and parallel to the tape support area to indicate an ultimate stitching line, and loop size guide lines also are provided on the plate spaced inwardly from and parallel to the stitch indicator line to orient cloth loop material according to the size of loops desired to be formed. Laterally spaced markings are provided on the plate adjacent the tape support area to aid in spacing loop units desired distances apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Inventor: Thomas O. Blair