Means For Position Lock Patents (Class 269/74)
  • Patent number: 9430588
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that allows the user of a computer aided design (CAD) system to connect three-dimensional parts to create a three-dimensional assembly using connections that completely define the attachment between the parts attached to each other by that connection. The user can simultaneously define the orientations of the parts and their behavior. “Behavior” includes whether parts are rigidly connected or allowed to move relative to one and other, and if allowed to move, the nature and limits on that movement. Within any movement allowed, the user may specify key discrete orientations known to be important to the function of the assembly, such as orientations that limit movement within the assembly. The connection method creates a smaller, more consistent representation of the underlying constraints of the assembly, improving the reliability, performance, and ease of use of a CAD system in which it is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Corcoran, Heung-Wing Li
  • Publication number: 20150137439
    Abstract: The present invention is panel carrier for transporting and supporting a panel. The panel carrier includes a frame and a support leg pivotally mounted to the frame. The leg is pivotal between a transport position and a working position. A support surface is provided and is pivotally mounted to the frame. The support surface is pivotal between a transport position and a working position. A panel can be positioned upon the support surface when the support surface and the support leg are in the transport position and thereafter, the support surface and the support leg can be pivoted to the working position to support the panel generally perpendicular to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Russell Bransford
  • 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: 8960061
    Abstract: A slide lock includes a slide lock base having a plurality of grip element openings; a slide lock handle carried by the slide lock base and positional in a released position and a locked position relative to the slide lock base; and a plurality of grip elements carried by the slide lock handle and disposed in the grip element openings, respectively. The grip elements are retracted in the grip element openings, respectively, when the slide lock handle is in the released position and the grip elements protrude from the grip element openings, respectively, when the slide lock handle is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Sharon Lee Williams, Earl Leroy Williams
  • Publication number: 20140366363
    Abstract: A carrier device (10) is for handling a lens (12) which is received therein and which has a lateral edge (21), in particular for handling an eyeglass lens (12) in a machining or finishing process. The carrier device (10) comprises a main body (14) and has a connecting member (24) for releasably connecting the main body (14) to the received lens (12). The connecting member (24) forms, with the main body (14), a protective cover (15) surrounding the lateral edge (21) of the received lens (12) and a surface (30) of the received lens (12) directed toward the main body (14). The connecting member (24) is releasably connected to the main body (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ralf Meschenmoser, Joerg Puetz, Thomas Schirle, Norbert Kurz
  • Publication number: 20140246823
    Abstract: A sample holder (100) of a microtome is described, including a basic body (110) and an alignment component (120). A first actuatable retaining means (140) can be configured to permit a relative motion between the alignment component (120) and the basic body (110) in an actuated state, and configured to inhibit the relative motion between the alignment component (120) and the basic body (110) in a deactuated state. A clamping subassembly (130) can be arranged on the alignment component (120), and comprise two clamping components (131, 132). A second actuatable retaining means (180) can be configured to open the clamping subassembly (130) in an actuated state, and configured to close the clamping subassembly (130) in a deactuated state. An actuation mechanism can be configured to respectively actuate and deactuate the first actuatable retaining means (140) and the second actuatable retaining means (180).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventor: René Büttner
  • Publication number: 20140230231
    Abstract: A machine tool (2) comprising a mobile table (11) and a support and gripping device (200) fitted to one said machine tool (2) and which comprises:—pincer means (210) for blocking the part;—a support (250) which contains and supports the pincer means (210) and is blocked to the mobile table (11). The pincer means (210) comprise a part blocking pincer (212) and an intermediate pincer (211), respectively one inside the other, both elastic. The part blocking pincer (212) has a structure for gripping the part following interaction between the intermediate pincer (211) and the support. (250); in addition the pincer means (210) are suitable for being placed in rotation around the pincer axis (P-P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Giordano Gaboardi, Stefano Coraglia
  • Publication number: 20140191458
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to fixturing devices and more specifically to a pivoting fixture device configured to locate and lock a check feature in a precise location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc.
    Inventors: Casey J. Thivierge, Cory V. Daudlin, Timothy M. Campeau, Denis G. Levasseur
  • Patent number: 8770566
    Abstract: A removably supporting mechanism is provided for a workpiece holding device that can hold and release a workpiece. The workpiece holding device is removably supported on a crossbar extending substantially orthogonal to a workpiece conveying direction of a press machine. The removably supporting mechanism has a guide pin and a guide pin hole. The guide pin is fittable into and engageable with the guide pin hole. One of the guide pin and the guide pin hole is disposed on the workpiece holding device side, whereas another of the guide pin and the guide pin hole is disposed on the crossbar side. The guide pin and the guide pin hole can perform alignment of the workpiece holding device and the crossbar in a direction substantially orthogonal to an inserting direction of the guide pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Aida Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Takeda
  • Publication number: 20140103592
    Abstract: A work support apparatus according to the present invention includes a base unit, a holding unit stands on the base unit and holds a work in a cantilevered state, and a tilt mechanism that makes the holding unit pivot with respect to the base unit. The holding unit includes a holding portion holding the work in a state in which a side portion of the work on the holding unit side is exposed. The tilt mechanism is an arcuate slide mechanism including an arcuate shape portion with respect to a virtual horizontal line as the center, and an abutting portion abutting against the arcuate shape portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: HIRATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya TAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8695957
    Abstract: The device utilizes a thruster cylinder driven by a enlarged knob and terminating in a thruster plate to clamp to a support. Provision is made to attach a device to the clamp through a rotating index wheel which can lock the device by receiving a tang from a trigger lever at a selected increment of rotation. A second embodiment has two index wheels so that the attached device can be displaced in one of four directions to avoid conflict with other devices on the same support. The second axis is normally used to return a displaced device to an upright orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Pryor Products
    Inventors: Richard Enoch Quintania, James Mark Cox
  • Publication number: 20140035214
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-locking fixture for adjustably positioning a work piece relative to a machine. The self-locking fixture may include a first base, a work piece holder slideably connected to the first base, and a first resistance element for resisting the work piece holder sliding relative to the first base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Zheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20130318773
    Abstract: An apparatus for immobilising a component during a machining operation is provided. The component has a securing region and an elongate body to be machined extending therefrom. The apparatus has a clamp which is configured to immobilise the component at the securing region. The clamp, in use, exerts clamping forces on the securing region. The apparatus further has a support fixture which is movable relative to the clamp to confine the elongate body at a support region thereof distal from the securing region. The support fixture is configured such that, without exertion of clamping forces on the support region by the support fixture, the confined support region is unable to move during the machining operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Steven Moss
  • Publication number: 20130291663
    Abstract: A device for introducing an object into a pipe is disclosed. The device includes a guide that is disposed on a pipe and a positioning unit that is movably guided on the pipe in an introduction direction by means of the guide. The positioning unit that supports a carrier that can be introduced into the pipe by moving the positioning device in the introduction direction. The positioning device is coupled to the pipe with a linear one-way clutch operable in a blocked state when the positioning device is moved against the introduction direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: POSTBERG + CO. DRUCKLUFT-CONTROLLING GMBH
    Inventor: Hans-Jürgen Postberg
  • Patent number: 8511661
    Abstract: A positioning fixture assembly includes a support member, a first clamping member, and a second clamping member. The support member includes a substantially cylindrical connecting portion and a supporting portion. A number of receiving grooves are defined in the connecting portion. The supporting portion includes a first surface. The first clamping member defines a first receiving slot and includes a first mounting surface and a first resisting surface. At least one projection projects from the bottom surface of the receiving slot. The connecting portion is received in the first and second receiving slots and is clamped by the first and second clamping members. The at least one projection is selectively received in the receiving grooves so that an angle is defined between the first surface and the first mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Da-Hai Huang
  • Patent number: 8505895
    Abstract: A clamping device in a main shaft driving device for a machine tool, in which the main shaft driving device rotationally driving a main shaft by a driving device, the clamping device includes: a braking member provided at a side of the frame and including a pressure-receiving surface and a braking portion; a pressure chamber formed by the pressure-receiving surface and the frame; and an operating fluid supplying mechanism provided for supplying the operating fluid from an operating fluid supply source to the pressure chamber. The press-contact force is caused to act upon the main shaft. The operating fluid supplying mechanism includes a switching portion that selectively supplies the operating fluid. The braking member is formed so that the braking portion causes the press-contact forces that differ from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Tsudakoma Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tatsuda
  • Patent number: 8480067
    Abstract: An improved adjustable work stop device for use in positioning work pieces which for machining purposes are clamped in a vice or other clamping means. The work stop comprises a laterally adjustable base, a flipper mount with flip arm movable in a vertical direction and lockable into desire position thereto, a flip arm with a positioner which is pivotably secured and rotates away from the work piece without scrubbing the work piece surface whereby clearance for machining, work or the like is accomplished on the butted side of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis L Furlow
  • Patent number: 8398061
    Abstract: A clamping device in a main shaft driving device for a machine tool, which rotationally drives a main shaft, wherein the main shaft is rotatably supported by a frame. The clamping device includes a clamp piston, a pressure chamber and an operating fluid supplying mechanism, wherein the clamp piston has a first pressure-receiving surface and a second pressure-receiving surface, the first pressure-receiving surface receiving the spring force of a spring member, the second pressure-receiving surface receiving pressure of an operating fluid, wherein the operating fluid supplying mechanism includes a switching portion that selectively supplies the corresponding operating fluid from a common operating fluid supply source to at least one of a first pressure chamber and a second pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tsudakoma Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tatsuda
  • Patent number: 8387962
    Abstract: A board holding apparatus for martial arts which includes a body having handles, elongate attachment member anchor points and at least one pair of board support mountings. A pair of collapsible board supports are movably secured normal to the body at the board support mountings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Terrence Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20120326373
    Abstract: A removably supporting mechanism is provided for a workpiece holding device that can hold and release a workpiece. The workpiece holding device is removably supported on a crossbar extending substantially orthogonal to a workpiece conveying direction of a press machine. The removably supporting mechanism has a guide pin and a guide pin hole. The guide pin is fittable into and engageable with the guide pin hole. One of the guide pin and the guide pin hole is disposed on the workpiece holding device side, whereas another of the guide pin and the guide pin hole is disposed on the crossbar side. The guide pin and the guide pin hole can perform alignment of the workpiece holding device and the crossbar in a direction substantially orthogonal to an inserting direction of the guide pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Keisuke TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20120315825
    Abstract: A device for supporting a substrate is provided. The device includes a base body having two or more layers of an insulating material, a substrate support surface formed by the upper layer of the insulating material, one or more cavities formed in a thickness of the base body, and one or more metal elements disposed in the one or more cavities. The substrate support surface of the base body supports the substrate thereon in a processing nest of a printing apparatus. In addition, each metal element comprises one or more features that are used to couple the base body to the processing nest. The metal elements are also provided for magnetically or electromagnetically positioning the base body on a magnetic work plane of a grinding tool. A method is also provided to make the device and attach the device to a planar surface of a processing nest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Baccini, Giorgio Cellere, Luigi De Santi, Marco Galiazzo, Gianfranco Pasqualin, Tommaso Vercesi
  • Patent number: 8303784
    Abstract: A bandoleer of article carriers includes a carrier band, and a plurality of carrier racks connected with a bottom edge of the carrier band each by means of a connecting plate and arranged at regular intervals. Each carrier rack shows a substantially inverted-V shape and has a pair of elastic arms extending downward from two ends of a bottom edge of the connecting plate and gradually inclined away from each other. Two distal ends of the elastic arms protrude oppositely to each other to form a pair of hook portions. Upper portions of two opposite side edges of the connecting plate oppositely protrude sideward to form two blocking portions. Lower portions of the two opposite side edges of the connecting plate oppositely protrude sideward and then are bent towards two opposite directions perpendicular to the plane of the connecting plate to form two lying-L shaped resisting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 8226073
    Abstract: A testing apparatus is for testing products on an assembly line and includes a worktable, a positioning device, and a testing member. The worktable includes a number of wheels pivotably attached to a bottom thereof, and a number of retractable feet attached to the bottom thereof. The positioning device is attached to the worktable and includes a number of clamping members to position a product to be test. The testing member is attached to the worktable and operated by a control box to move a robot arm with a testing head to test the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shen-Chun Li, Shou-Kuo Hsu, Yung-Chieh Chen, Hsien-Chuan Liang
  • Publication number: 20120126470
    Abstract: A positioning fixture assembly includes a support member, a first clamping member, and a second clamping member. The support member includes a substantially cylindrical connecting portion and a supporting portion. A number of receiving grooves are defined in the connecting portion. The supporting portion includes a first surface. The first clamping member defines a first receiving slot and includes a first mounting surface and a first resisting surface. At least one projection projects from the bottom surface of the receiving slot. The connecting portion is received in the first and second receiving slots and is clamped by the first and second clamping members. The at least one projection is selectively received in the receiving grooves so that an angle is defined between the first surface and the first mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicants: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DA-HAI HUANG
  • Patent number: 8118291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a workpiece positioning device (1) comprising at least one positioning axis (35, 39) and a modular machine frame (3) on which at least one workpiece receiving element (8, 9) is arranged. At least one frame part (4, 5, 6, 7) comprises at least one frame module (15) provided, in turn, with a long carrier element (16) and at least one connection element (17, 18, 18?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: KUKA Roboter GmbH
    Inventors: Elmar Nuchter, Erich Wiessensz, Jurgen Krass
  • Patent number: 8096514
    Abstract: A rigid support base has flat parallel top and bottom surfaces separated by a thickness. The support base has a front edge and a parallel rear edge. The support base has parallel first and second side edges. The support base has a plurality of holes including two holes adjacent to the front edge and two holes adjacent to the rear edge. A plurality of rigid rods are provided. Each rod has a lower end received and retained within an associated hole. Each rod is in a cylindrical configuration. Two elevational retainers are provided. Each elevational retainer has two holes slidably received on two rods. The elevational retainer is adapted to contact and hold a bowl on the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Earl G. Stocker
  • Patent number: 8066269
    Abstract: A device for welding plastic tubes includes a laterally movable tube holder having tube holding areas and a laterally fixed tube holder having tube holding areas. Each tube holder includes clamping structure for clamping each tube placed in the respective tube holder areas and for creating a fluid free area. A spring mechanism urges the laterally movable tube holder toward the laterally fixed tube holder to maintain the clamp faces flush against each other. A clamp locking mechanism is provided to supplement the action of the spring mechanism by maintaining the clamp faces flush against each other during the loading of the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Genesis BPS, LLC
    Inventors: Ivars V. Ivansons, Dudley W. C. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20110140331
    Abstract: Herein is described an electrical device box installation jig that comprises a rigid sliding scale, one or more fixtures, one or more clamp knobs and a device box holder. The fixture is attached to the device box and is affixed to the sliding scale such that the fixture can slide up and down the scale while holding the device box. The clamp knob holds the fixture in place at the desired height. The device box holder attaches to the device box and holds it in place until the box is secured to a stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Mike T. Masiongale
  • Publication number: 20110140332
    Abstract: A testing apparatus is for testing products on an assembly line and includes a worktable, a positioning device, and a testing member. The worktable includes a number of wheels pivotably attached to a bottom thereof, and a number of retractable feet attached to the bottom thereof. The positioning device is attached to the worktable and includes a number of clamping members to position a product to be test. The testing member is attached to the worktable and operated by a control box to move a robot arm with a testing head to test the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHEN-CHUN LI, SHOU-KUO HSU, YUNG-CHIEH CHEN, HSIEN-CHUAN LIANG
  • Patent number: 7959139
    Abstract: Provided is a noncontact apparatus for performing rotating process to a subject to be processed, without contaminating environment in an airtight container. A spin head (1) is held on a holder (7) in an airtight container, a pinning force is generated between the spin head (1) and a Type-II superconductor (11), and the spin head 1 is floated by lifting the Type-II superconductor (11) by a lifting means (22). Then, rotating force generated by a noncontact rotating power transmitting body (18) arranged in the internal center of the Type-II superconductor (11) is subsequently generated on the side of the spin head (1) and the spin head (1) is rotated in conjunction with a driving motor (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignees: Niigata University, MTC Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fukui, Jun Ogawa, Mitsugi Yamaguchi, Tetsuo Oka, Tomoe Sasahara, Shinsuke Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7953509
    Abstract: In a control method for a power assist apparatus, a pressing force acting on a workpiece held by a workpiece holding apparatus is detected, a determination is made as to whether or not the detected pressing force exceeds a preset threshold, a determination is made as to whether or not a dead man switch provided on the workpiece holding apparatus is ON, and a determination as to whether or not to release a rotation restriction applied to a joint portion for connecting the workpiece holding apparatus rotatably to an arm is made in accordance with a result of the determination as to whether or not the detected pressing force exceeds the preset threshold and a result of the determination as to whether or not the dead mean switch is ON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideyuki Murayama
  • Publication number: 20110101587
    Abstract: The device utilizes a thruster cylinder driven by a enlarged knob and terminating in a thruster plate to clamp to a support. Provision is made to attach a device to the clamp through a rotating index wheel which can lock the device by receiving a tang from a trigger lever at a selected increment of rotation. A second embodiment has two index wheels so that the attached device can be displaced in one of four directions to avoid conflict with other devices on the same support. The second axis is normally used to return a displaced device to an upright orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Pryor Products a California Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Enoch Quintania, James Mark Cox
  • Publication number: 20110084052
    Abstract: A ferris wheel workpiece positioner may include a base and a workpiece holder operatively connected to the base and configured to be rotated about a central axis. The ferris wheel workpiece positioner may also include a first-side set of rails operatively connected to a first side of the workpiece holder and a second-side set of rails operatively connected to a second side of the workpiece holder. The ferris wheel workpiece positioner may further include a first-side set of workpiece supports including at least one first-side support operatively connected to the first-side set of rails, and a second-side set of workpiece supports including at least one second-side support operatively connected to the second-side set of rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas A. LARKINS
  • Patent number: 7905472
    Abstract: In a positioner according to the present invention, the rotating table and a hollow shaft is rotated by a motor via a speed reduction gear. In such a configuration, an air tube and a cable which supplies the air or electric power used to operate a jib on the rotating table are provided via the rotary joint arranged at one end of the shaft. A communication device may be provided on the rotating table by detaching the rotary joint and arranging a composite curl cord. The communication device may be provided by the rotary joint and a wireless communication device without using the composite curl cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Nakano, Masaaki Hara, Takayuki Imanaka
  • Patent number: 7891626
    Abstract: A support method and system includes a main tubular member and, alternatively, an auxiliary tubular member positioned on and in substantially transverse relation to the main tubular member. A plurality of moveable base support members are located along one or more of the main tubular member and the auxiliary tubular member to selectively position the base support members on one or more of the main tubular member or the auxiliary tubular member to support the support system on a structure. A plurality of hook support members are located on and are selectively moveable along one or more of the main tubular member or the auxiliary tubular members to selectively position the hook support members on one or more of the main tubular member or the auxiliary tubular member to communicatively engage with a load associated with the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: John Nicholas Lindberg, Timothy M. Firzlaff, Scott Peder Opsahl, Eric Donald Adamson
  • Publication number: 20100301539
    Abstract: If the rotation angle in a rotation direction allowed by a joint portion detected by the angle sensor is no more than a predetermined lower limit or no less than a predetermined upper limit, the controller maintains the released state of the brake mechanism so that the rotation of the workpiece in the direction is not restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideyuki Murayama
  • Publication number: 20100252975
    Abstract: A board holding apparatus for martial arts which includes a body having handles, elongate attachment member anchor points and at least one pair of board support mountings. A pair of collapsible board supports are movably secured normal to the body at the board support mountings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Terrence WISNIEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20100123278
    Abstract: A clamping device in a main shaft driving device for a machine tool, in which the main shaft driving device rotationally driving a main shaft by a driving device, the clamping device includes: a braking member provided at a side of the frame and including a pressure-receiving surface and a braking portion; a pressure chamber formed by the pressure-receiving surface and the frame; and an operating fluid supplying mechanism provided for supplying the operating fluid from an operating fluid supply source to the pressure chamber. The press-contact force is caused to act upon the main shaft. The operating fluid supplying mechanism includes a switching portion that selectively supplies the operating fluid. The braking member is formed so that the braking portion causes the press-contact forces that differ from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: TSUDAKOMA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tatsuda
  • Patent number: 7708043
    Abstract: A device for splicing the free end of a strip of web material to a homologous strip of web material being supplied includes a first moving element and a second moving element, each of which is able to function alternatively as retention structure for the free end and as guiding structure for the web. The moving elements are, at least in part, translatable with respect to one another for connecting the free end to the web, performing the operation of splicing. The first and the second moving elements are selectively orientable between a position of opening, in which the moving element has a gripping formation exposed to receive the free end, and a position of closing, in which the gripping formation faces the other moving element of the device to allow the free end to connect to the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Pasqualoni
  • Publication number: 20100019427
    Abstract: A clamping device for holding an indexed angular position of a main shaft includes a clamp section non-rotatable relative to the main shaft, and a pressing mechanism including a clamp piston displaceable in an axial direction of the main shaft and causing a fluid pressure received by the clamp piston to act on the clamp section. The clamp section includes a first clamp portion being non-rotatable relative to the main shaft, and a second clamp portion being rotatable with the main shaft. The pressing mechanism includes first and second pressing portions which respectively press the first and second clamp portions. The second clamp portion or the second pressing portion is elastically displaced when the clamp piston advances by the fluid pressure. Forces in axial and radial directions are respectively applied to the first and second clamp portions, thereby clamping the main shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: TSUDAKOMA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Youichi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20090314211
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally provide a lift pin assembly having increased wafer placement accuracy, repeatability, reliability, and corrosion resistance. In one embodiment, a lift pin assembly for positioning a substrate relative to a substrate support is provided. The lift pin assembly comprises a lift pin comprising a pin shaft, a pin head coupled with a first end of the pin shaft for supporting the substrate, and a shoulder coupled with a second end of the pin shaft. The lift pin assembly further comprises a cylindrical body slidably coupled with the pin shaft and a locking pin for preventing the cylindrical body from sliding along the shaft, wherein the shoulder has a through-hole dimensioned to accommodate the locking pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Dale R. Du Bois, Mark A. Fodor, Karthik Janakiraman, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20090256299
    Abstract: A locking mechanism of a worktable for a drilling machine includes: a worktable has a loading surface formed on a top thereof for loading. A space is defined in the worktable and a wire coil is received therein. A spindle is longitudinally and centrally mounted to a bottom of the worktable. A connecting portion is mounted onto a periphery of the spindle and includes a locating assembly and a conducting assembly mounted in the locating assembly for electrically connecting the wire coil. The locating assembly has at least one fixing hole defined therein. And at least one fixing rod is mounted into the fixing hole for fixing the locating assembly and maintaining the electromagnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: CHING-SHAN LING
  • Publication number: 20090250859
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a connecting rod comprises a fixed stage secured onto a base, a movable stage so installed as to be move close to and apart from the fixed stage, and a set of backup cylinders displacing the overall movable stage along the axial direction of the connecting rod. The set of backup cylinders are substantially simultaneously biased to displace a cap part together with the movable stage until the fractured surface of the cap part of the connecting rod abuts on the fractured surface of the rod part of the connecting rod held on the fixed stage. Consequently, the removal and release of chips produced on the mating fractured surfaces can be promoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Hideki Okumura, Tsuguo Koguchi, Masao Kumagai, Tomoyuki Shiga, Yuukou Hashimoto, Yoshiaki Yanata
  • Publication number: 20090224452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastener (12) for a car-body straightening device (10), by means of which fastener (12) a vehicle is fastened to a straightening table (11) of the car-body straightening device (10) for the time of straightening work. The fastener (12) comprises an arm part (21), which provides additional support when during the car-body straightening work a force is applied to the area to be straightened, and a fastening device (24) for fastening the fastener (12) to the car to be straightened. The arm part (21) is movable in the fastener (12), and the fastener (12) can be placed moveably on a beam (13) of the car-body straightening table (11), and locked on said beam in a desired position. The fastener (12) comprises an upper frame part (16) and a lower frame part (17) of a fastener frame (15) and, between them, guides (18) to which an intermediate part (19) is connected floatingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Autorobot Finland Oy
    Inventor: Olavi Venalainen
  • Publication number: 20090146354
    Abstract: A tool for temporarily holding a second framing member to be fastened into a frame assembly parallel to a first framing member that is already fastened into the assembly. It has a track 1 with a first fixed clamp plate 2 on one end and a second movable clamp plate 11 on the other end; a slide bar 20 mounted on the track between the first and second plates; third 21 and fourth 29 fixed clamp plates on respective ends of the slide; and a clamp closing device 15 that moves the second plate inward toward the fourth plate. A second workpiece 32 between the second and fourth plates will be clamped between them, and will push the slide toward the first plate, simultaneously clamping a first workpiece 31 between the first and third plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: George T. Metroyanis
  • Publication number: 20090102109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a workpiece positioning device (1) comprising at least one positioning axis (35, 39) and a modular machine frame (3) on which at least one workpiece receiving element (8, 9) is arranged. At least one frame part (4, 5, 6, 7) comprises at least one frame module (15) provided, in turn, with a long carrier element (16) and at least one connection element (17, 18, 18?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: KUKA ROBOTER GMBH
    Inventors: Elmar Nuchter, Erich Wiessensz, Jurgen Krass
  • Patent number: 7503566
    Abstract: A workpiece-gripping device for tool machines having a motorized chuck mounted on an operating head comprises a housing, a driving shaft journaled in the housing and provided with a shank engageable in the chuck, a locking member configured to engage a reaction member integral with the operating head when the shank engages the chuck, whereby the rotation of the device is prevented when the chuck is driven, and at least a pincer having jaws, of which at least one is movable and operatively connected via transmission means to said driving shaft for opening and closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Vigel S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marco Martinis
  • Publication number: 20090039581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a strip-like holding gripper which holds a semiconductor wafer when measuring a shape of the semiconductor wafer, wherein a side where the semiconductor wafer is held has a round shape, a groove which holds an edge of the semiconductor wafer along a side surface of the round shape portion is provided on the side surface, and the groove comes into contact with the edge of the semiconductor wafer from a periphery of the wafer to hold the semiconductor wafer. As a result, it is possible to provide the gripper, which can stably hold the wafer in a fixed state even if the gripper is inclined when holding the wafer, a holding method, and a shape measuring apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicants: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD., JAPAN ADE LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Onishi, Koichi Kanaya
  • Publication number: 20090026679
    Abstract: A gun vise for adjustably holding a gun on a mounting surface includes a coupling component, a mounting component, a horizontal adjustment mechanism, and a vertical adjustment mechanism. The coupling component is configured to couple a gun to the gun vise. The mounting component is configured to secure the gun vise to a mounting surface. The horizontal adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust a position of the coupling component in a first direction. The vertical adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust a position of the coupling component in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: James Pope Harman, III
  • Publication number: 20080284081
    Abstract: A panel is slidable on a table saw by means of a roller assembly which is mounted in a groove in the working surface of the table saw. The panel has two parallel tracks for a pair of fence retainers. The retainers are pivotally connected to a fence and at least one is slidable relative to the fence. The retainers may be immobilized in the tracks and also immobilized relative to the fence. A fence stop supports a work piece on the fence. The fence stop has a head to which an arm is connected. The arm pivots toward and away from a work-piece contacting position. The head may be turned upside down and whether it is upright or upside down determines the distance between the work-piece contacting position and the fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Darrin Eugene Smith