Spreading Parts Apart Or Separating Them From Face To Face Engagement Patents (Class 29/239)
  • Patent number: 10286505
    Abstract: A method and auxiliary work piece table for enhancing the utility of a milling machine or like machines. The auxiliary work table is installed onto an original work piece table and has mounting features as similar to the original work piece table after raising a tool holder by installing a spacer on a support column. This arrangement restores the original vertical workpiece clearance to allow normal use of the milling machine for said workpieces sizes machinable by said machine using the original worktable. The auxiliary work table is easily removable when additional vertical space is required as when very tall work pieces are to be machined, and is then able to be quickly reinstalled afterward to again enable machining of workpieces machinable using said original work table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Donald J. Buzynski
  • Patent number: 10156273
    Abstract: A vehicle piston pusher, pushing at least a piston back into a piston bore of a brake caliper, includes a base, a rotation member, a movable plate, and a direction switchable ratchet wrench. The rotation member is rotatably disposed on the base and includes an inner barrel and an outer barrel coupled together. The movable plate has an outer surface and an opposite inner surface. The outer surface contacts at least a piston. The inner surface has a thread rod which is screwedly combined with the inner barrel along an axial direction of the rotation member. The direction switchable ratchet wrench is connected with the rotation member for driving the rotation member, such that the movable plate moves toward or away from the movable plate. When the movable plate moves away from the base, the at least a piston is pushed back into the piston bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: POUL CHANG METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 10144299
    Abstract: A coupling device for producing and separating an energy-transferring plug-in connection, having a plug that can be shifted along a plug-in direction for insertion into a corresponding plug receptacle, and having a drive device, which is operatively connected to the plug for the shifting thereof. In a decoupled state of the coupling device, the plug can be arranged in a position of rest at a tilt with respect to the plug-in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Alexander Kupfer, Ilias Gkoumas
  • Patent number: 9765619
    Abstract: A tool for mounting a chisel on a chisel holder, having an actuating member, which has a push-off section, wherein the actuating member can be displaced along a displacement direction. It is possible to simplify changing the chisel if the actuating member can be shifted by an actuating unit. The actuating unit has a draw-in section, which is spaced apart from the push-off section and is arranged transversely with respect to the displacement direction of the actuating member. The actuating member can be power-operated bidirectionally in the displacement direction by the actuating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Hähn, Martin Lenz, Thomas Lehnert, Stefan Abresch
  • Patent number: 9629293
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention disclose a chip removing device for facilitating the removal of a chip and reducing an influence on the flexible printed circuit board caused by heat, thereby optimizing the manufacturing process of the LCD panel. The chip removing device comprises: a handle; a heat supply unit mounted at one end of the handle, a detachable chip heating head provided on one side of the heat supply unit away from the handle; and a temperature controller in signal communication with the heat supply unit for controlling a temperature output by the heat supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zengqiang Zheng, Yixiu Liu
  • Patent number: 9539680
    Abstract: An auxiliary member for assembly/disassembly includes a fixing portion which is fixed to one half casing of a lower half casing and an upper half casing, and a jack receiving portion which extends from the fixing portion and faces an outer surface of the other half casing. When an interval between both end portions in the radial direction of the upper half casing is widened due to heat deformation, the fixing portion of the auxiliary member for assembly/disassembly is fixed to the lower half casing, a jack is disposed between the jack receiving portion of the auxiliary member for assembly/disassembly and the outer surface of the upper half casing, and the interval between both end portions of the jack is widened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9511487
    Abstract: An installation device for a vehicle cylinder and an installation assembly having the same are provided. The installation device includes a main body, at least one lateral member and a plurality of swingable abutting members. Each said swingable abutting member disposed between the main body and the lateral member protrudes outside the lateral member and is slidably disposed in one radial sliding slot disposed on the lateral member. Each said swingable abutting member is provided for being assembled to a valve to be installed into the vehicle cylinder. The installation assembly further includes a driving mechanism assembled to the installation device for pushing the valve into the vehicle cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Jun-Fan Chen
  • Patent number: 9451659
    Abstract: A frangible laminate includes first, second and third webs, and the second web is positioned between the first and third webs. The forming of the frangible laminate includes adhesively bonding a first plurality of sections of the second web to the first web, applying release material in order to inhibit at least some of any bonding between the first plurality of sections of the second web and the third web, and adhesively bonding a second plurality of sections of the second web to the third web. The frangible laminate is separated into a first laminate and a second laminate, so that the first laminate includes the first web and the first plurality of sections of the second web, and the second laminate includes the third web and the second plurality of sections of the second web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Robbins
  • Patent number: 9184537
    Abstract: A self-rejecting connector apparatus ensures that the connector apparatus of the present invention become fully engaged or fully locked when a rejection force, which pushes connector locks out of any partial-lock or partial-mate condition, ceases to be generated. A specially-shaped spring element, which is used to generate the rejection force, is blocked from being removed from the connector apparatus of this invention until the connector apparatus is fully engaged or fully locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Franklin Holub, Rajit Abraham, David Demaratos
  • Patent number: 9121077
    Abstract: A component of a gas injection system (tuyere/tymp) removal apparatus comprising a pneumatic or hydraulic hammer reverse mounted into a hammer frame, the working end of the hammer fixedly attached a first end of a slidable frame. The slidable frame having a second end fixedly attached to an elongated lifting arm means with a component handling means, and two sides slidably attached to the hammer frame. The component handling means may be inserted into the rear of a component of a gas injection system. When activated, the hammer generates a pulling motion on the component handling means engaged with the component of a gas injection system, releasing the component of a gas injection system from the wall of the blast furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Tube City IMS Corporation
    Inventor: James Douglas Penney
  • Patent number: 8978241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for disassembling a wooden pallet by mechanically and automatically removing a pre-selected damaged board from the pallet, comprising a frame intended to be arranged in close proximity with a conveyor and a bi-directional rotating ram assembly mounted within the frame and carrying spikes thereupon. The invention is configured such that the ram assembly is moved into a board-engaging position to enable the spike to puncture and fasten to a predetermined (damaged) board of the pallet, and to thereafter be moved up and away from the pallet in order to remove and separate the board from the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CLM Pallet Recycling, Inc.
    Inventors: Derrick L. Smith, Barry J. Davignon
  • Patent number: 8978226
    Abstract: A tool for the removal of connectors from pipes is disclosed that, in one embodiment, enables the removal of connectors from large pipes and in another embodiment from a size range of pipes. Movable and stationary gripping and pushing elements are affixed to handles to enable a pipe to be firmly gripped between a movable gripping jaw and a stationary gripping jaw and the connector prevented from movement by the movable pusher jaw and the stationary pusher jaw. The handles can compress around a pivot point or slide on a bar. In another embodiment the movable and stationary gripping and pushing elements are removable from the body of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Direct Source International, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Kady, David Lee Showalter
  • Publication number: 20150052718
    Abstract: A hand held brake pad spreader tool for use with a brake calliper (90) of the kind having a sliding calliper body supporting an opposed pair of brake pads arranged to sandwich a brake disc and a piston (92) for clamping the brake pads against the brake disc. The tool comprising a body (20); a handle (22) on the body; an abutment on the body for engaging the calliper body; an elongate member (40) supported by the body for longitudinally sliding movement relative thereto, the elongate member having a piston engagement means (50) for engaging the piston; a manually actuable moveable member (30) supported on the body adjacent to the handle; and drive means (60) coupled between the moveable member (30) for moving the elongate member (40) longitudinally from a first retracted position to a second driving position in which the piston engagement means is in driving engagement with the piston when the abutment is in engagement with the calliper body to move the piston to spread the brake pads apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Nigel Buchanan
  • Publication number: 20150026980
    Abstract: A method of disassembling reinforcement from a part, the method including: fastening at least one metal stud on one side wall of the reinforcement and at least one other metal stud on the other side wall of the reinforcement, the studs extending substantially perpendicularly to the side walls on which they are fastened; moving the studs apart from each other to space apart the side walls of reinforcement and disengage snap-fastener mechanisms thereof from complementary mechanisms of the part; and removing the reinforcement from the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Florian Tellier, Adrien Paixao
  • Patent number: 8914960
    Abstract: A device (10) for removing the tooth brush head from the body of an electrical tooth brush is described. Device (10) includes a tooth brush head engaging member (12), a seat member (14) for seating against a body of an electrical-tooth brush and a screw-threaded member (16) positioned operatively between the tooth brush head engaging member (12) and the seat member (14), so as to cause the tooth brush head engaging member (12) to displace relative to the seat member (14) in response to angular displacement of the screw-threaded member (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nina Nichols, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Owen Renault
  • Patent number: 8893366
    Abstract: Tools for removing connectors from ports in a network device, and related systems and methods. The tool is elongate with at least one prong at a distal end. The tool includes a very slight width relative to either its length or width, such that it can be inserted into a space adjacent a connector disposed in a port, such as between closely spaced adjacent connectors. The at least one prong is received in an anchor point, such as an opening, in the network device. Pivoting the tool applies a compressive force to a latch of the connector, disengaging the latch from its respective catch on the port, after which it can be removed by pulling it out of the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: QLOGIC, Corporation
    Inventors: Wilson Moy, Shawn Simons, Carey Manson
  • Patent number: 8881357
    Abstract: A tool peels apart a sample weld between a top sheet and a bottom sheet of metal while the bottom sheet is held in a vise. The tool includes a wheel having a peripheral rim surface. A handle is attached to the wheel so that rotating the handle rotates the wheel. A clamping mechanism is mounted on the wheel and moves between an open position spaced from the peripheral rim surface and a closed position in which the clamping mechanism clamps the top sheet to the peripheral rim surface so that rotation of the wheel by the handle will progressively wrap the top sheet about the peripheral rim of the wheel and thereby forcibly peel the top sheet away from the bottom sheet to pull apart the weld between the top and bottom sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Lendway, IV, Gregory J. Zywicki, Mark D. Gugel, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 8869364
    Abstract: A tool for separating material layers may include a first arm including a first end and a second end; a second arm including a first end and a second end; a first material contact pad carried by the first arm proximate the first end of the first arm; and a second material contact pad carried by the second arm proximate the first end of the second arm. The second end of the first arm may be joined to the second end of the second arm, and the first material contact pad and the second material contact pad may be movable with respect to one another along two substantially orthogonal axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Aesynt Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Jaynes
  • Publication number: 20140265084
    Abstract: A tool for providing a clamping force and a spreading force in the opposite direction of the clamping force. The tool includes a handle assembly having a trigger and a bar supported by the handle assembly. The bar is configured to move relative to the handle assembly when the trigger is actuated, and the bar includes a slot spanning from a first end of the bar to a second end of the bar. An inner rod is received within the slot, and a detent mechanism selectively couples the inner rod to the bar. The inner rod is received within the first end and coupled to the bar to provide the clamping force when the trigger is actuated, and the inner rod is received within the second end and coupled to the bar to provide the spreading force when the trigger is actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Evatt, Richard Davidian, Anthony Tocco
  • Patent number: 8826504
    Abstract: A disc brake piston retractor tool is provided for retracting at least one piston of a caliper assembly. The tool includes first and second pressure plates having respective externally threaded first and second studs. A coupler is internally threaded to threadably receive the first stud and the second stud from opposite open ends of the coupler. Selective rotation of the coupler results in simultaneous lateral movement of the first and second pressure plates towards and away from the coupler between retracted and extended positions. One of the pressure plates is engageable against the at least one piston to retract the piston, and the other of the pressure plates is supported against an interior surface of the caliper assembly opposite the one piston, or is engagable against at least one other piston in the caliper assembly opposite the one piston to retract the other piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: A&E Incorporated
    Inventor: George Slivon
  • Patent number: 8819906
    Abstract: A composite part separating device for separating a composite product consisting of a plastic part and a metal part is provided. The composite part separating device includes a base; a workpiece support mounted on the base. The metal part of the composite product is hung on the workpiece support to retain the composite product on the workpiece support; a vibrating motor drives the base and the workpiece support to shake, causing the plastic part to separate from the metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Chwan-Hwa Chiang, Yi-Jun Huang
  • Publication number: 20140237795
    Abstract: A workpiece separating device for separating workpieces from support sheets includes a lifting unit and a positioning assembly supporting the support sheets with the workpieces adhered. The lifting unit includes a lifting cylinder and two pins raised and lowered by the lifting cylinder. The two pins are raised by the lifting cylinder to push the workpieces, thereby separating the workpieces from the support sheets in turn. A method for separating workpieces from support sheets using the present device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIE GAO, BING YU, JIAN-PING JIN
  • Patent number: 8769787
    Abstract: A head lifting device for lifting the head off of an internal combustion engine. The head lifting device is typically used for an engine having multiple separate heads. It includes a crane assembly that has a support member. At one end of the support member is a bracket for attaching to a first head. At the second end of the support member is a gearbox. The second end of the support member is positionable over a second head, the second head typically being adjacent the first head. Hanging down from the gearbox is a shaft threaded, and at the end of the shaft is an assembly for engaging the second head. Driving the gearbox will allow the shaft to move upward through the gearbox and, with a second head attached thereto, allow the second head to lift off the engine block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Lonnie Koehne
  • Publication number: 20140182102
    Abstract: A separating device for separating workpieces includes a driving unit, a supporting board, and a moving assembly. The supporting board defines a number of sliding grooves spaced from each other. The moving assembly includes a sliding board slidably assembled to the supporting board, and a plurality of first moving blocks for holding workpieces. The sliding board slides along a first direction and defines two latching holes, each extending along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. Each of the first moving blocks extends through the latching holes to be inserted in one of the sliding grooves. The driving unit drives the sliding board to slide along the first direction. The sliding board forces the number of first moving blocks to slide along the number of sliding grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MAO-YI YIN, JIAN-PING JIN, BING YU
  • Patent number: 8763221
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a tool or a family of tools which will provide mechanical force to separate pieces, plates, or parts of machinery or other assemblies which, although de-fastened, still resist separation. This is accomplished by utilizing a bolt-like device and a plurality of gripping inserts, which provide separating force between a plurality of plates or similar structures when the device is operated properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Joseph Boss
  • Patent number: 8752700
    Abstract: The present invention includes a scalpel blade removal device with an opening in a wall defining a first blade guide, extending to a narrowing upward ramp bounded by left and right guide walls. A horizontal top ramp extends from the distal end of the upward ramp, bounded by left and right guide towers. A spring loaded notch device is adapted to lock behind a proximal end of a scalpel blade seated on a scalpel, where the scalpel is inserted in the opening and the blade edge is driven up the ramp to the top ramp. When the notch device is locked behind that end of the scalpel blade, the scalpel is pulled back, causing the scalpel blade to slide off the scalpel handle. A sharps container incorporates the removal device, a reinforced latch, a scalpel resting location, and needle cover removers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Moshe Mike Hoftman
  • Patent number: 8739376
    Abstract: The CV joint removal tool's clamps surround an axle proximal to the CV joint to be separated from the axle. The tool clamps onto the axle and applies a constant axial force to separate the two CV joint components via the push plate and push rods. Removal of the entire axle assembly is negated, saving parts cost and labor costs. The tool does not require complete drive axle removal, as do other devices attempting the same function. The CV joint removal tool pushes the CV joint and the axle apart, further differentiating from previous methods and devices. The tool utilizes Newton's law of equal and opposite reactions. The key challenge that the CV joint removal tool overcomes is that when CV joints are installed, neither end of the drive axle is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Vidmar
  • Patent number: 8695196
    Abstract: A system and associated method for disengaging a shrink coupling that secures a shaft to a drive train component, such as a gearbox, includes a reaction plate erected around the shaft at a location displaced from the shrink coupling, with the reaction plate being anchored in place relative to the shaft. A plurality of jacking devices, such as hydraulic jacks, are operationally disposed between the reaction plate and shrink coupling and spaced circumferentially around the shaft. The jacking devices have a first end engaged against the reaction plate and a second opposite end mechanically fastened to the shrink coupling. To remove the shrink coupling from the drive train component, the shrink coupling is released from its clamped state and the jacking devices are activated to exert a pulling force on the shrink coupling, which causes the shrink coupling to be pulled off of the drive train component and moved axially along the shaft to a resting position on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Richard Arland Ohl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8697995
    Abstract: A method of coating the junction area between elongated elements, in particular between electric cables. This method includes the steps of: arranging a rigid tubular support having two axially separable tubular halves; mounting an elastic tubular sleeve in an elastically radially expanded condition on an outer surface of the support; interposing a lubricating material between the support and sleeve; arranging a circumferentially continuous sealing element between the halves to prevent the lubricant from percolating between the halves; positioning the support around the junction area; and moving the halves apart from each other to enable the sleeve to collapse on the junction area. A device for coating the junction area between elongated elements and a method of making the device and a joint for electric cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi Energia S.R.L.
    Inventors: Ubaldo Vallauri, Francesco Portas
  • Patent number: 8661638
    Abstract: A wheel cylinder adjuster includes plural actuating discs able to match different-sized wheel cylinders, and a driving wrench able to be jointed with the actuating disc. The driving wrench has two ends of its shank respectively provided with right-handed threads and left-handed threads on the surface, having a crosswise insert hole respectively bored at an outer side of the right-handed threads and of the left-handed threads, and the shank has two ends respectively protruding outward to form a positioning rod to be inserted in the insert hole of the actuating disc. Two positioning sleeves are respectively combined with the right-handed threads and the left-handed threads at the two ends of the shank. A holding rod is inserted in either one of the two insert holes at two ends of the driving wrench, and a positioning stop plate is provided to fix one of the two positioning sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Shu-Hui Chen
  • Publication number: 20140033495
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for disassembling a wooden pallet by mechanically and automatically removing a pre-selected damaged board from the pallet, comprising a frame intended to be arranged in close proximity with a conveyor and a bi-directional rotating ram assembly mounted within the frame and carrying spikes thereupon. The invention is configured such that the ram assembly is moved into a board-engaging position to enable the spike to puncture and fasten to a predetermined (damaged) board of the pallet, and to thereafter be moved up and away from the pallet in order to remove and separate the board from the pallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: CLM Pallet Recycling, Inc.
    Inventors: Derrick L. Smith, Barry J. Davignon
  • Patent number: 8640316
    Abstract: A brake piston compressor is provided. The brake piston compressor includes: two blocks; a forcing screw configured to engage the blocks to selectively bring the blocks closer together or farther apart from each other depending upon which way the forcing screw is turned; two pads each pad configured to be slidably engaged with at least one block; and a locking mechanism configured to engage and disengage to lock one of the pads to one of the blocks when the locking mechanism is engaged. A method of operating a brake piston compressor is provided. The method includes: sliding a pad into a channel in a block; locking the pad to the block; and turning a forcing screw to move the pad and block with respect to a second pad and block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Adam Gentner, Ray de Schepper
  • Publication number: 20140007400
    Abstract: A system and method for removing adjacent rims from dual wheel vehicles is provided. The system and method involve the use of a specialized tool that comprises a threaded bolt, a pusher assembly coupled to one end of the threaded bolt, and a puller assembly threadably connected to the bolt proximate the other end and separated a prescribed distance from the pusher assembly. The pusher assembly has an engagement face configured to engage an outer edge of a wheel rim or a surface of a rotor or drum. The puller assembly has a shoulder portion with an engagement surface configured to also engage with an edge of the adjacent wheel rim. As the threaded bolt is rotated, the pusher assembly remains in a general stationary orientation while the puller assembly moves axially along the threaded bolt away from the pusher assembly to loosen or separate the wheel rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Heads Up Tools
    Inventor: Luiz Correa Neto
  • Patent number: 8615858
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an extraction apparatus used to pull a golf shaft out of a club head comprises a hosel engagement member, an annular cylinder bore and piston assembly, and a shaft clamping device. The assembly is positioned on the shaft by passing the shaft through an axial hole in the assembly and the hosel engagement member is placed next to the head's hosel. The shaft is clamped in the clamping device so that the hosel, the hosel engagement member, and the cylinder and piston assembly are held tightly against the clamping device. The cylinder is then pressurized, thereby applying a force to the piston and an extraction force to the head which is essentially symmetrical with the shaft. The hosel is then heated to weaken its adhesive bond to the shaft so the piston is able to move and push the head away from the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Barry Lyn Holtzman
  • Publication number: 20130340227
    Abstract: A tool for separating material layers may include a first arm including a first end and a second end; a second arm including a first end and a second end; a first material contact pad carried by the first arm proximate the first end of the first arm; and a second material contact pad carried by the second arm proximate the first end of the second arm. The second end of the first arm may be joined to the second end of the second arm, and the first material contact pad and the second material contact pad may be movable with respect to one another along two substantially orthogonal axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MCKESSON AUTOMATION INC.
    Inventor: Robert Jaynes
  • Patent number: 8607837
    Abstract: An apparatus for stripping metal from a cathode plate, the apparatus comprising stripping means adapted for positioning between the metal and the cathode plate in order to separate the metal from the cathode plate, and wherein movement of the stripping means is achieved through movement of a robotic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Xstrata Technology Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony John Ruddell, Per Ola Eriksson, Jason Cameron Schulte, Gavin Jeffery Tang Sue Yek
  • Publication number: 20130318800
    Abstract: A ring cutting device for cutting a ring lodged on a human finger and a device for separating and extracting a cut ring that is still on a wearer's finger. The ring cutting device can be operated by a single hand and includes an elongate power and drive portion that fits comfortable in a user's hand, a finger guard portion having a ring guard and a biasing system, a housing having a protective shield and a mount for mounting the finger guard portion, and a cutting portion having a rotatable circular saw blade that is mechanically coupled to the rotary drive mechanism of the power and drive portion. The power and drive portion includes a rotary drive mechanism that is mechanically coupled to a rotary drive motor the power and a light source for illuminating the ring during a cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald D. Weiss, Wesley I. Ripa, Malcolm J. Paradise
  • Patent number: 8596453
    Abstract: The present invention is a scalpel blade removal device comprising an opening in a wall defining a first blade guide, extending to a narrowing upward ramp bounded by left and right guide walls. A horizontal top ramp extends from the distal end of the upward ramp, bounded by left and right guide towers. A spring loaded notch device is adapted to lock behind a proximal end of a scalpel blade seated on a scalpel, where the scalpel is inserted in the opening and the blade edge is driven up the ramp to the top ramp. When the notch device is locked behind that end of the scalpel blade, the scalpel is pulled back, causing the scalpel blade to slide off the scalpel handle. A sharps container incorporates the removal device, a reinforced latch, a scalpel resting location, and needle cover removers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Mike Hoftman, William Baer
  • Patent number: 8590128
    Abstract: With abluminal side of a stent masked, the luminal side of the stent is selectively coated with a substance, such as an anti-coagulant, a platelet inhibitor and/or a pro-healing substance. The stent can be masked by inserting it into a rigid mandrel chamber or by compressing a masking sleeve onto the outer side of the stent. A spray nozzle inserted into the masked stent spray coats the substance onto the luminal side. The sprayed coating can be cured onto the stent such as by inserting an electrical-resistance heater bar into the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Tochterman, William J. Fox, Nathan Harold
  • Publication number: 20130298375
    Abstract: A pallet board remover for removing a board from a pallet is provided. The pallet board remover comprises a top surface for receiving the pallet, an operation gap provided on the top surface, and an at least one removal bar assembly operationally located near the operation gap. A method of removing a board from a pallet is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: PALLET REPAIR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Lonnie Max Williams, Jeffery Ray Williams, Gregory John Williams
  • Patent number: 8516670
    Abstract: A method and a device for drawing off a clothing strip from a card-flat bar are presented. A clothing strip held on the card-flat bar by fastening means in the form of clips or clamps is released form the card-flat bar with the aid of a device resulting in at least partial opening of the fastening means. The device has a bearing face and a retainer for bearing on the card-flat bar or on the clip and has a spike for the at least partial opening of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Schatzmann
  • Patent number: 8505177
    Abstract: A removal and replacement tool for vehicles contains a first body including a chamber, a second hole, and a third hole; a grip set including a second body and a push piece, the push piece including an arcuate notch; at least one first returning spring, one end of which is fixed in the chamber, and another end of which abuts against two sides of the second body; a shaft member disposed in the chamber, and its one end extending out of the first body from the first hole; a second spring, one end of which abuts against the chamber, another end of which is biased against the shaft member; an engaging member including a first side wall and a second side wall; a rotary knob including a rotating portion and a rod portion connecting with the rotating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Jun Fan Chen
  • Patent number: 8484842
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plate configured for connection to a first engine crankcase portion, such as the lower crankcase. A cam mechanism is secured to the plate and has a portion spaced from the plate to define a gap between the portion of the cam mechanism and the plate. Studs are configured for connection to the second engine crankcase portion and configured to span the gap when connected to the second engine crankcase portion so that the cam mechanism rests on the studs when the plate is connected to the first engine crankcase portion. The cam mechanism is configured to lift the plate when force is applied to the cam mechanism. A method of separating crankcase portions is carried out using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Kent Alan Dickerson, Robin Lee Carver
  • Patent number: 8479365
    Abstract: A barrel support device supports a barrel rotationally about an axis of the barrel with the axis being arranged vertically and an opening of the barrel through which a plunger rod is inserted being directed upward. A chuck of a plunger rod support device holds the plunger rod in a first holding state in which the plunger rod is prevented from rotating about and sliding along its axis and inserts it into the barrel. Then, the chuck enters a second holding state in which the plunger rod is prevented from rotating about its axis but is not prevented from sliding along its axis. A load application device places a load acting downward on the plunger rod, and a rotation application device rotates the barrel in a direction in which the plunger rod is screwed into a gasket in the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kyoto Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobutaka Tubota
  • Patent number: 8434205
    Abstract: A tool for releasing a tube from a fluid carrying tubing fitting having a C frame with a first end member and a second longer end member. A screw having a first end and a second end is rotatably coupled to the first and second end members and a knob coupled to the first end of the screw is provided for rotating the screw. A movable jaw is located between the first and second end members and has a threaded opening that engages the first end of the screw. The tool may include a bolster plate which is adapted to be attached to the second end member of the C frame or to the movable jaw to contact the back of a tubing fitting and has an adapter plate with a hook that engages the screw and has a slot for engaging a tube from the front of a tubing fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas Dewell
  • Publication number: 20130104358
    Abstract: A tool peels apart a sample weld between a top sheet and a bottom sheet of metal while the bottom sheet is held in a vise. The tool includes a wheel having a peripheral rim surface. A handle is attached to the wheel so that rotating the handle rotates the wheel. A clamping mechanism is mounted on the wheel and moves between an open position spaced from the peripheral rim surface and a closed position in which the clamping mechanism clamps the top sheet to the peripheral rim surface so that rotation of the wheel by the handle will progressively wrap the top sheet about the peripheral rim of the wheel and thereby forcibly peel the top sheet away from the bottom sheet to pull apart the weld between the top and bottom sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Lendway, IV, Gregory J. Zywicki, Mark D. Gugel, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 8407872
    Abstract: A rail fence retractor allowing removal of a fence rail engaged with a fence post comprising a blade having a first and second end. The first end of the blade is configured for insertion into a fence post slot having a rail inserted therein. The rail has self-locking tabs which must be depressed for removal of the rail from the fence post slot. The fence rail retractor also has a handle which is attached to the second end of the blade. The handle allows the application of force against handle to fix the position of the handle against the fence post during removal of the rail from the fence post slot. The handle is also useful in carrying the rail fence retractor when not in use. The handles may be also be configured to allow a pair of rail fence retractors to fit or snap together when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tabmaster Rail Remover, Inc.
    Inventors: David Powell, Steven R. Watts
  • Patent number: 8393063
    Abstract: A tool for spreading disc brake pads and compressing pistons of a disc brake caliper assembly includes a manually operated handle to drive a rod attached to a pusher plate. An arm assembly also connects the back end of the drive rod to the pusher plate. The plates thus extend in cantilever fashion from the drive rod and may be maintained in alignment by the arm assembly which also serves to reinforce the cantilever arrangement of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lisle Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew M. Hodges, Randall J. Ploeger
  • Patent number: 8371011
    Abstract: An automated system for disassembling a roller rail assembly includes an actuation device configured to move the roller rail assembly in a disassembling direction. A guide bracket is arranged and configured to receive the roller rail assembly as the roller rail assembly is moved in the disassembling direction. The guide bracket allows movement of the roller rail assembly in the disassembling direction. A separator member is located downstream of the actuation device. The separator member being received by a housing member of the roller rail assembly and having a wide region that separates sidewalls of the housing member and releases roller wheels of the roller rail assembly as the roller rail assembly is moved past the separator member by the actuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd N. Eggleston, Brandon Scott Thompson, Lonnie G. Craig, Raymond Mead
  • Publication number: 20130025102
    Abstract: A wheel weight tool includes a handle connected to a hammer head on a first end and having a first hook on a second end. The first hook may be adapted for removing a wheel weight. The hammer head has a soft end and a hard end. The hard end may include a second hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Russell B. Barnhart, Kim M. Barnhart