Collapsible Or Foldable Work Holder Supporting Structure Patents (Class 269/901)
  • Patent number: 9744400
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus that provides increased functionality and utilization of space is disclosed. The exercise apparatus may include improved storage features and one or more exercise modules and storage modules that may be combined in an exercise apparatus for use in various environments, so as to provide more efficient use of floor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Emilia Cole
  • Patent number: 8765227
    Abstract: An improved mounting device for mounting a bodyshell sliding door to a body-in-white of a motor vehicle during a painting operation comprises a body connection which can be mounted to the body-in-white and a door connection which can be mounted to the bodyshell sliding door. The body connection and the door connection are connected with each other by a multiple joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Dura Automotive Body & Glass Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Heuel, Michael Krehmke, Ralf Rottmann
  • Patent number: 8727327
    Abstract: A work table having elevated support members is disclosed. The work table includes a plurality of generally parallel support arrangements. Each of the plurality of generally parallel support arrangements including a plurality of raised portions, wherein the plurality of raised portions are distributed substantially evenly along each of the plurality of generally parallel support arrangements. Each of the plurality of raised blocks defines an opening configured for receiving an attachment. The work table also includes an adaptor plate. The adapter plate may include a base member and a plurality of inserts, wherein the plurality of inserts are spaced apart for insertion into a plurality of raised block openings to removably attach the adaptor plate to the work table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Mark T. Miller
  • Patent number: 8465346
    Abstract: The device is a U-shaped housing comprising slidable platform embodiments providing defined and directed platform movements toward the task of shaping a rotating workpiece substantially at 90 degrees and 180 degrees to the axis of rotation. The device provides for sliding surface planes configured to accept abrasive materials and implements at predetermined angles for the purpose of trimming imperfections and truing model car wheels and axles. As an alternative to more complex machine shop equipment, the child, applying sandpaper to the platform surfaces and a triangular file or rectangular file on platform insets is enabled to effectively direct an abrasive surface which is configured at 90 degrees and 180 degrees to the axis of rotation for the purpose of truing the model car wheel and axle. To further enhance the child's participation, the workpieces can effectively be manually rotated in the slidable platform abrasion workstation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 8292249
    Abstract: A foldable tool stand includes a main shaft, a pair of base plates affixed to the main shaft and two pairs of legs. The main shaft has a first end, a second end, and positioning members respectively provided at the first end and the second end for securing a machine tool. The legs are movable from an extended supporting position to support the stand on the floor to a collapsed position where the legs are closely aligned along the main shaft. By means of utilizing the foldable characteristic of the legs, the foldable tool stand and the machine tool carried on the foldable tool stand provide significant benefits because of its high mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8167011
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Quiram, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 8146902
    Abstract: A carrier structure for supporting a substrate when being processed by passing the carrier through a meniscus formed by upper and lower proximity heads is described. The carrier includes a frame having an opening sized for receiving a substrate and a plurality of support pins for supporting the substrate within the opening, the opening being slightly larger than the substrate such that a gap exists between the substrate and the opening. The frame comprises a composite core, a top sheet, a bottom sheet, a layer of aramid fabric between the top sheet and the core and a second layer of aramid fabric between the bottom sheet and the core. The top sheet and the bottom sheet being formed from a polymer material. A method of manufacture is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Wing Lau Cheng, Helen Cheng, legal representative, Arnold Kholodenko
  • Patent number: 7946562
    Abstract: A kit of modular parts from which the user may assemble portable multi-configurable work stations, work support structures or structures that perform both functions alternately or concurrently; whose support does not derive from a continuous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Elisha Ignatoff
  • Patent number: 7828181
    Abstract: A universal pill splitter as an upper pill splitter body with a cutting blade affixed to a lower side of the upper body and a lower body rotating affixed to the upper body, with two pill stops affixed to the upper side of the lower body, with a slide slidingly affixing to the lower body, wherein the slide further contains two pill guides at either side of a slot centrally located in the slide body, so that when a pill is place on the lower body against the pill stops and the slide is pushed forward so that it engages the pill, pressing it securely against the pill stops, the pill may be split by rotating the upper body toward the lower body, thereby driving the cutting blade against a top of the pill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Carmen Reitano
  • Patent number: 7814947
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Adan Ayala, Ronald Quiram
  • Patent number: 7343658
    Abstract: In a method of reinforcing an existing concrete electric pole having an annular side wall, an inner hollow portion provided therein and an opening portion formed to a position of the annular side wall to be penetrated therethrough, at least one of a predetermined amount of mortar, a predetermined amount of sand and a predetermined amount of gravel is injected into the inner hollow portion of the electric pole through the opening portion. A reinforcing member for reinforcing the electric pole is injected into the inner hollow portion of the electric pole through the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: NTT Infrastructure Network Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Minayoshi, Masato Ushiroyama, Hitoshi Shoji
  • Patent number: 7048021
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Adan Ayala, Ronald Quiram
  • Patent number: 7007731
    Abstract: A base frame for holding fixtures used in woodwork includes an extruded body having a raised top central portion formed into a dovetailed open-topped upper channel, two lowered wing portions located at each lateral side of the upper channel and formed into two symmetrically identical open-topped side channels with a height difference between the tops of the upper and the side channels, and a big-size open-bottomed lower channel formed below said upper channel and said two side channels. With the height difference between the upper and the side channels, two base frames may be perpendicularly connected to each other in the same plane using a U-shaped connecting bracket flush with the top of the upper channel, or superposed with the upper channels facing toward each other by locking inserting blocks in each open-sided channel formed between two side channels at the same side of the two superposed base frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiang Chiu, Hsu Hsiu-Kwei Liu
  • Patent number: 6848684
    Abstract: A portable workbench includes a top structure, a support structure and a collapsible frame. The top structure includes top members lying in a common plane. The top members include upper working surfaces and lower supporting surfaces. The lower supporting surfaces include a plurality of rib portions formed thereon. The top members further include longitudinally extending opposed side portions defining clamping surfaces. A linkage mechanism cooperates with the frame to actuate the workbench between an expanded working position and a collapsed transport position. A lever releasably cooperates with the frame to maintain the workbench in a locked expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Fortin, John Bryan Mason, Mike G. Sirois, Robert D. Watters, Clifford D. Read
  • Patent number: 6837137
    Abstract: A cutting stand for sheet goods is disclosed that includes supports, with each support including a foot, a lower upright joined to the foot and an angled upper support joined to the lower support. The cutting stand additionally includes a carriage joined to the supports, and sheet goods may be removably mounted on the carriage. The cutting stand also includes a guide movably joined to sheet goods, and the guide is adapted to be removable from the sheet goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Mark Ekern
  • Patent number: 6769674
    Abstract: A foldable workbench comprises at least a foldable leg frame, two clamp assemblies, to angular control board, several angular regulators, several clamp boards and a flat workbench, in which two clamp assemblies are linked to the foldable leg frame. The adjusting holes of the angular control board are connected to one side of clamp assemblies. Several angular regulators are arranged at both ends of the clamp assemblies. In addition, several clamp boards are bolted on the angular regulators. The flat workbench is placed on the angle iron rake of the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Huei-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 6659440
    Abstract: A workpiece support assembly includes an elongated workpiece support structure and a pair of support members pivotally connected to one another towards upper ends thereof. The support members are pivotally movable between an open position and a folded position. The workpiece support structure has a workpiece support surface constructed and arranged to support a portion of a workpiece. The workpiece support assembly further includes a tabletop assembly. The tabletop assembly is movable into a deployed position in which the tabletop is disposed substantially horizontally in overlying relation to the workpiece support structure, with the pair of support members in their open operative position. The deployed tabletop presents an upper tabletop surface to support a workpiece. The tabletop assembly is movable, with the pair of support members in their open operative position, into a storage position which exposes the elongated workpiece support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Zag Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Ronny Levy
  • Patent number: 6595505
    Abstract: A work station with modular elements particularly simple to be handled and allowing the station to be transformed in response to the product to be assembled is provided. The work station (1) has a framework (3) consisting of an assembly of plates (5) and multidirectional joining components (6) assembled together to make up compartments (10). Several elements (4) are placed in these compartments, used as a work zone, a storage zone and/or a transfer zone. Elements (4) are held on framework (3) by removable pins (13) or screws permitting rapid mounting and removal. Elements (4) are an interchangeable and can be set up as modules as according to the components handled, the apparatuses and accessories used, the product to be manufactured and the operator's morphology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Ergos, S.A.
    Inventor: Claude Loewert
  • Patent number: 6427993
    Abstract: A pipe fitting apparatus includes first and second connector units for releasable connection to respective first and second pipe sections adjacent pipe ends to be coupled, so as to hold the pipe sections relative to one another in the desired relative orientations during welding. Each connector unit has a groove on one face for location against the outside of a pipe, with the longitudinal groove axis extending parallel to the axis of a pipe to which it is secured. The units are adjustably secured together by a pivot coupling having a pivot axis extending transverse to the groove axis for pivotal adjustment of the orientation of the second connector unit relative to the first connector unit, whereby the relative orientation of the first and second pipes to be coupled can be adjusted. A releasable locking device releasably secures the second connector unit at a selected orientation relative to the first connector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Jan Prochac
  • Patent number: 6371298
    Abstract: An adjustable cutting board apparatus for eliminating the user from having to stoop over to use the cutting board. The adjustable cutting board apparatus includes a carrying case having an open front, an open top, and also having side, back, and bottom walls; and also includes a drawer being movably disposed in the carrying case through the open front; and further includes an adjustable cutting board assembly including a plurality of telescoping support members being disposed in the carrying case through said open top, and also including a cutting board being disposed upon the telescoping support members; and also includes fastening members for locking the cutting board to the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Blain C. Bowman
  • Patent number: 6318713
    Abstract: A portable workbench, comprises a molded plastic base structure and a molded plastic upper work structure. Wheels and a transport handle are mounted on the base structure. The transport handle is constructed and arranged to be manually engaged to move the base structure between a) a storage operative position wherein the base structure is stabily supported on a horizontal surface and b) a storage transport position wherein the wheels rollingly contact the horizontal surface so that the base structure can be moved along the horizontal surface using the handle. The upper work structure is constructed and arranged to be supported on an upper portion of the base structure in a storage operative position. The upper work structure and the base structure cooperate when in the storage operative positions thereof to define a storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: ZAG Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Roni Levi
  • Patent number: 6311452
    Abstract: A composite structural reinforcement has a keyed reinforcement member in which a thermally expandable resin strip is mechanically retained. The mechanical interlock permits the resin to be secured to the member without heat or an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: L&L Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Barz, Michael J. Czaplicki
  • Patent number: 6286405
    Abstract: A workbench having four vice sections 4, 6, 8, 10 which are independently adjustable to provide a gap 32 therebetween in which to clamp a workpiece 30, and a gap 24 therebetween through which a saw can be placed in order to cut through the workpiece . An optional mitre guide 49 can be provided in order to form a guide for the saw, the position of the guide 49 being adjustable to facilitate cuts at different angles through the workpiece 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventor: Richard Ernest Dunbar Hamm
  • Patent number: 6286824
    Abstract: The invention relates to a worktable mountable on a sawhorse, the sawhorse including two frames articulated to one another along a longitudinal top axis, and a top bar having two side faces extending parallel to the longitudinal axis. The worktable includes a top bar receiving member and at least one work plate articulated thereto, the top bar receiving member including a receiving portion fitted for snugly receiving the top bar and at least one support leg for supporting the at least one work plate at a substantially horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Keter Plastic Ltd.
    Inventor: Sami Sagol
  • Patent number: 6279885
    Abstract: A magnetic clamp (20) for welding a magnetic object (504), includes a first magnetic member (22) and a second magnetic member (24). A hinge (26) connects magnetic members (22) and (24) so that an angle formed by magnetic members (22) and (24) may be changed. A spring loaded terminal (500) having a contact end (502) is disposed between first magnetic member (22) and second magnetic member (24). Magnetic clamp (20) may be attached to magnetic object (504) so that first magnetic member (22), second magnetic member (24), and contact end (502) all abut magnetic object (504). In a preferred embodiment, a removal tab (36) is connected to magnetic clamp (20) to assist in removing magnetic clamp (20) from magnetic object (504).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Raymond Leon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6231034
    Abstract: A door mounting tool is used for mounting a door to a door jamb and includes a frame having a base frame member for holding the base of a door and an end frame member hingedly attached to the base frame member for holding one edge of a door. A plurality of door holding members are movably attached to the frame for locking the door to the base frame member and to the end frame member. A plurality of side support members may be either hingedly or fixedly attached to the side of the base frame member and each has an adjustable leg extending therefrom for adjusting the height of the base frame member adjacent a door jamb. There is at least one wheel mounted to the base frame member at one end thereof for rolling the frame therein when a door is attached thereto so that a door can be mounted to the door mounting tool and positioned for hanging the door to a door jamb and for moving the door around a job site like a door cart or dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventors: Michael R. Walker, James R. Walker
  • Patent number: 6196534
    Abstract: A work bench includes a frame, a bench surface on the frame with the bench surface including at least two members, one of which is movable along the frame for clamping a workpiece between the members. A mechanism for moving the member includes two screws coupled with the members. The two screws are spaced with the member for moving the member upon rotation of the screws. A sprocket is coupled with each of the screws. A transmission belt or chain is coupled with the sprockets. At least one handle is coupled with one of the screws to rotate the screws. At least one clutch is coupled with the at least one screw to limit clamping pressure on the workpiece. The clutch enables rotation of one screw with respect to the other screw so that workpieces may be clamped between the members and clamping of the workpiece may be accomplished by rotation of the screws with one hand of the operator. Also, a guard may be present which covers the transmission belt or chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Fortin, Murray D. Hunter
  • Patent number: 6189853
    Abstract: A transmission stand comprises a front leg assembly and a rear leg assembly pivotally mounted thereto to collectively produce a stable A-frame construction. The rear leg assembly includes a pair of spaced apart rear legs and a stabilizer bar connected between the lower end portions and the rear legs. The front leg assembly includes a pair of spaced apart front legs and an inverted U-shaped lower support connected to the lower end portions of the front legs. The inverted U-shaped lower support extends between and outwardly from the front legs to effectively stabilize the transmission stand. A retainer bracket and chain assembly adjustably connects between the front legs for supporting and securing the lower transmission portion to the front leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Alan T. Kuhn
  • Patent number: 6182724
    Abstract: A foldable working bench includes two side frames each including two posts and a collapsible device connected between the two posts. An upper deck is connected on the top of the two side frames and a lower deck is connected between the two side frames and located below the upper deck. The upper deck is able to be slid to the same side of the two side frames when the two side frames are collapsed. A board is fixedly connected to the other side of the two side frames and the lower deck is pivotally connected to the board when the two side frames are collapsed. A roof unit is removably connected to the top of the two side frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventors: Gin Cherng Chou, Wen Chin Chon
  • Patent number: 6149145
    Abstract: A workbench includes a base, a pair of beams disposed on top of the base and each having a number of holes, and two frames slidably engaged on the beams. A fixed platform is secured on the beams, and a slidable platform is secured on the frames for allowing the slidable platform to be moved along the beams. A positioning device is secured on the frame for engaging with the holes of the beams and for securing the frame and the slidable platform to the beams. The slidable platform may be easily and quickly moved along the beams when the positioning device is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Huang Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 6148881
    Abstract: A workbench is provided that can be used as a conventional table (for the dining room, for card games, etc,.) and also provides the features of a carpentry and mechanics workbench. The workbench can be used in conjunction with an electric drill to provide the services of a sander, router, bench drill wood lathe, and bench saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Carlos Martin Uribe Valenzuela
  • Patent number: 6131897
    Abstract: A composite structural reinforcement has a keyed reinforcement member in which a thermally expandable resin strip is mechanically retained. The mechanical interlock permits the resin to be secured to the member without heat or an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: L & L Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Barz, Michael J. Czaplicki
  • Patent number: 6113088
    Abstract: In order to enable quick and easy clamping of a work piece or device to the top of a work bench, the work bench is formed with a plurality of keyhole-like slots which are adapted to receive a threaded shaft and stopper arrangement which extends down from each of a plurality of rocker arm-like clamp members. Each of these clamps is such that a stopper which is provided on the bottom of the threaded shafts, is wider than the width of the slot. Rocker arms, which are connected to the upper ends of the threaded shaft, are each provided with a vertically extending bore through which a threaded shaft extends, and an intersecting lateral bore in which a follower nut which cooperates with the threaded shaft, is received. The lateral bore is formed toward one end of the rocker arm that is adapted to have engagement fingers or members at each end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Vermont American Corporation
    Inventors: Ved P. Gakhar, W. Miles Hale, Donald M. Szymanski
  • Patent number: 6089556
    Abstract: A hand tool or clamp, capable of clamping a work-piece of any size within a wide range of sizes, includes a fixed jaw secured to one end of a slide bar, the other end of which is received in an elongate hollow sleeve and supported for back and forth movement relative to the sleeve. A movable jaw is supported on said sleeve at a selected one of plural mounting locations spaced along the length of the sleeve, each defined by a transverse pin extending through the sleeve. Once the fixed jaw has been advanced by hand toward the movable jaw sufficiently to clamp the work-piece, the sleeve and slide bar are releasably locked together by a pawl and ratchet mechanism. The clamping pressure is increased over that provided by hand by a screw mechanism associated with the fixed jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Carlton L. Whiteford
  • Patent number: 6058990
    Abstract: A worktable has a supporting structure comprising folding elements (2, 3 and 4), and a top frame (1) along which worktop sections (5) may be selectively positioned to function as the jaws of a clamp or to function in conjunction with power tool support elements, here exampled as a sliding plate (6) for the attachment of a circular saw and a fence guide(7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Frank Michael John Kent
  • Patent number: 6029965
    Abstract: A clamp seat of workbench is composed of a seat body, a bearing plate and an elastic clamp. The seat body is of a U-shaped construction and is provided with a plurality of locating holes. The bearing plate is provided with a control handle having a retaining block. The elastic clamp is located in an axial hole of the control handle and is provided with a locating block capable of engaging the locating holes of the seat body so as to set the locating angle of the bearing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: Chi Pin Lee
  • Patent number: 6012210
    Abstract: An LED jig for securing a plurality of individual light emitting diodes to a circuit board module. The LED jig comprises a disk shaped structure having a plurality of openings in which the light emitting diodes are positioned. Flanges on each end of the openings serve to secure the light emitting diodes therein. The LED jig also comprises structures which protect the light emitting diodes from possible damage, structures which serve to secure the LED jig to the circuit board module, structures which serve as guides for properly mounting the LED jig to the circuit board, and structures which serve to offset the LED jig from the circuit board module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Skyline
    Inventors: Robert Charles Stadjuhar, Jr., Allan Clarkson Greist
  • Patent number: 6006580
    Abstract: An auto body bench (10) comprises a pair of scissor type leg assemblies (12). A first structure (14) is for connecting a first top end of each scissor type leg assembly (12) together. A second structure (16) is for connecting a second top end of each scissor type leg assembly (12) together. A facility (18) is for applying a twisting action between the scissor type leg assemblies (12). A system (20) is for adjusting the scissor type leg assemblies (12) between a closed collapsible position "A" to an opened useable position "B", so that the first connecting structure (14) and the second connecting structure (16) will support thereon a damaged small auto body part (22) removed from an automobile (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Eric Frawley
  • Patent number: 5950999
    Abstract: A support device includes two beams secured on top of a base and two bolts rotatably received in the beams. Two slides are slidably engaged in the beams and engaged with the bolt and for allowing the bolt to move the slide along the beam when the bolt is rotated. Two seats are secured to the slides and two brackets are pivotally coupled to the seats for supporting a plate. One or both of the brackets include a fastener for engaging with either of the orifices and for securing the plate and the brackets to the seats at various angular positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Huang Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 5924684
    Abstract: A worktable generally includes a pair of leg frames pivotally joined by a joint member, a pair of receiving frames pivotally mounted on the joint member, a pair of first fixtures each slidably mounted on each of the receiving frames, and a pair of second fixtures each slidably mounted on each of the receiving frames and drivingly connected with a lead screw fitted within each of the receiving frames, whereby distance between the two fixtures can be rapidly and easily adjusted as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Inventor: Wen-He Cheng
  • Patent number: 5921301
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Quiram, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 5875828
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Quiram, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 5868185
    Abstract: A folding workbench system (100) is provided which includes a main support member (102) to which a plurality of leg members (104, 106, 108 and 110) are hingedly coupled on opposing ends thereof. A work piece support platform (120) is pivotally coupled on opposing ends thereof to one pair of legs (104, 108) and slidingly engaged within a slotted opening (130) in each of the other leg members (106, 110). A power tool (174) is coupled to a power tool support (150) that is slidingly coupled to the main support member (102). The tool support (150) includes a turret (156) coupled to the main slide (152) and a vertical height adjustment assembly (180) coupled to the turret (156).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: DEP Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas E. Poling, James P. Ciarpello
  • Patent number: 5862842
    Abstract: A working bench with quick clamping type cramp device including a bench face disposed with a semicircular angle scale having a cursor and formed with multiple through holes, and a cramp device selectively fixed in the through holes of the bench face according to the size of the work piece. The cramp device includes a main base, an engaging seat opposite thereto and a quick movable clamping block positioned therebetween. A thread rod is connected with the main base and the clamping block. A ratchet crank is disposed on the thread rod. The end of the thread rod is engaged with a one-way ratchet restricting block, whereby the main base and the engaging seat are first locked in the through holes of the bench face according to the shape of the work piece and then the clamping block is quickly moved to lean against the work piece and then the ratchet crank is swung to tightly clamp the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventor: Yen-Jen You
  • Patent number: 5862731
    Abstract: A workbench for woodworking is composed of a foldable support frame for supporting the workbench on the floor of a work shop, a bench top supported on the support frame and composed of one fixed top plate and one movable top plate, a locating and holding set mounted on the bench top for holding and locating a work piece in accordance with the shape of the work piece, and a cutting set consisting of a locating seat, a rotary seat, a fastening bolt, a spring, and a hand saw capable of being actuated to swivel for an angle corresponding to a swiveling angle of the rotary seat which is caused to swivel along with the locating seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventor: Fu-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 5836365
    Abstract: A portable work bench includes a track having a structural body, and four collapsible legs for supporting the track in an elevated position above a surface. The work bench further includes a dual purpose accessory releasably attachable to the track. The dual purpose accessory has a body, a rail member for slidably mounting the body on the track so that the body is movable along the length of the track, a locking member for locking the body at a desired position along the length of the track, and a dual purpose accessory having two attaching formations for attaching the member to the body of the accessory in a first position in which the member supports an item placed thereon and in a second position in which the member engages the item. A tape measuring device having a case and a reeled tape can be secured to the body of the accessory such that tape is extended from the case and releasably attached to the primary accessory for measuring the cut off length of the item to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: TracRac, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Derecktor
  • Patent number: 5829501
    Abstract: A complete workstation (10) comprising a workbench (12) and a worktable (14). A facility (16) is for supporting the worktable (14) upon the workbench (12), so that a person (18) can utilize the workbench (12) and the worktable (14) simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Joseph A. DeVito
  • Patent number: 5806947
    Abstract: A foldable workbench includes a tray assembly which is supported by the support structure of the workbench. The tray assembly is releasably secured to a rear cross member of the support structure and rests against a front cross member. As the foldable workbench is moved between its open and closed position, the tray assembly pivots on the rear cross member such that is does not interfere with the folding of the workbench. The tray assembly includes a housing which is the member which is pivotably secured to the workbench and a drawer which is slidably received within the housing. The drawer includes an integrally formed latch which releasably locks the drawer in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Meisner, Keith C. Kristiansen, John E. Kiely, Murray Hunter
  • Patent number: 5782279
    Abstract: A portable saw table used to cross cut lumber and other wood items which includes foldable rail supports which are held in position by removable and discardable cross pieces and which on removal of the cross pieces can be folded to a small size for transport. Extension members telescope into the rail supports to increase the length of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventor: David W. Stecker, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5709373
    Abstract: A portable ski and snowboard tuning table comprised of a horizontal support bar. A pair of legs are hingedly secured to opposing ends of the horizontal support bar. A pair of stabilizers of slidably secured to the horizontal support bar. A pair of vices are slidably secured to the horizontal support bar inwardly of the pair of stabilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: David E. Wasylynko