Work-engager Arms Along Or Parallel To Screw Patents (Class 29/259)
  • Patent number: 11053936
    Abstract: A metering pump includes a motor having a motor shaft extending through a drive housing, a carriage assembly disposed around the motor shaft and within the drive housing, a plunger return block mounted to the carriage assembly, a piston disposed along an axis, a carriage bearing disposed on the motor shaft and within the carriage assembly and slidably coupled to the carriage assembly, a cam coupled to the motor shaft to rotate with the motor shaft, and a bearing disposed around the cam to rotate therewith and to contact the stroke adjuster and the plunger return block. The piston also includes a stroke adjuster mounted to the carriage assembly, a plunger having a button-shaped protrusion end, and a drive shaft having a first end connected to the stroke adjuster and a second end having a hook protrusion configured to receive and engage the plunger button-shaped protrusion end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Derek R. Shaw, John R. Ingebrand, Joseph A. Daniski, Daniel J. Rogers, Corey D. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10704421
    Abstract: This disclosure provides tools for installing and removing a combustion liner in a combustion casing. A mounting frame has fasteners positioned circumferentially around an end casing surface of the combustion casing and removably attaches the mounting frame to the combustion casing. A positioning member has pushing surfaces and pulling surfaces distributed circumferentially around the combustion liner. An axial positioning mechanism engages the mounting frame and the positioning member along a common axis. The axial positioning mechanism incrementally positions the positioning member relative to the mounting frame by adjusting a positioning distance between the mounting frame and the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alan Mogle, II, Sandra Beverly Kolvick, Troy Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 10655616
    Abstract: A plunger tool and method relating thereto is designed to remove and insert plungers of a reciprocating pump such as during maintenance and other disassembly operations. The tool has a guide which receives and supports the plunger after removal from, and before reinsertion into, the pump. The tool also has a rack and pinion actuator for moving the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QES PRESSURE CONTROL LLC
    Inventors: Bertrom Ballard, Jr., Justin Steven Merchant, Bernt Olsen
  • Patent number: 10584826
    Abstract: A goal securement device includes a ground engagement system, a ground securement system, a goal securement system, and a goal securement monitoring system. In an embodiment, the systems work cooperatively to secure a goal to the ground and monitor the status of such securement. Embodiments of each system and embodiments of various components, aspects, or features of each system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Barenbrugge, Gregory Dempsey, Michael James Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10486292
    Abstract: A puller spacer has a cylindrical and elongated body. The puller spacer has a slot formed in a side of the body. The slot extends from a center bore of the puller spacer to an exterior of the puller spacer. Wires that extend out of a steering column are routed through a bottom of the puller spacer and into a center bore of the puller spacer, with an end of each of the wires extending out of the slot formed in a side of the puller spacer. The puller spacer is positioned between a distal end of a center threaded member of a steering wheel puller and the top of the steering column. The steering wheel puller engages the steering wheel and the center threaded member of the steering wheel puller is advanced to pull the steering wheel away from the steering column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: David Kent Tharpe
  • Patent number: 10393184
    Abstract: A mounting tool and a method for mounting a wheel bearing assembly, having an inner ring flange and an outer bearing ring, into a bearing seat of an axle body of a vehicle are disclosed. The mounting tool includes a supporting member, two L-shaped holding members, which can be fastened at various positions along the supporting member, and at least one securing means for fastening the L-shaped holding members to the supporting member. The holding members each have a foot section with a recess, the foot sections being insertable in an intermediate space between the inner ring flange and the outer bearing ring in order to engage the outer bearing ring. Each recess has a shape configured to apply an evenly distributed pressure to outer bearing rings of several different dimensions. Hereby a flexible and versatile mounting tool is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WALLMEK I KUNGĂ„LV AB
    Inventors: Niklas Wallman, Sten Johansson, Martin Hasselskog
  • Patent number: 10371316
    Abstract: A goal securement device includes a ground engagement system, a ground securement system, a goal securement system, and a goal securement monitoring system. In an embodiment, the systems work cooperatively to secure a goal to the ground and monitor the status of such securement. Embodiments of each system and embodiments of various components, aspects, or features of each system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Barenbrugge, Gregory Dempsey, Michael James Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10265815
    Abstract: A bearing cap removal mechanism is structured for removing bearing caps from an engine block. The bearing cap removal mechanism includes a securement mechanism operable to releasably secure at least one bearing cap to the securement mechanism prior to removal of the at least one bearing cap from the engine block. A removal force application mechanism is operatively coupled to the securement mechanism. The removal force application mechanism is operable to move the securement mechanism in a direction away from the engine block when the at least one bearing cap is secured to the securement mechanism, thereby removing the at least one bearing cap from the engine block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin W. Copeland
  • Patent number: 10245654
    Abstract: A clutch brake cutter for removing a disk-shaped clutch brake from off an input shaft that couples a truck engine to a transmission includes one or more cutting tools and employs a method of clamping and axially compressing a solid or multilayer clutch brake during the cutting operation. In some examples, the clutch brake cutter first guides a drill bit radially from an outer peripheral edge to an inner peripheral edge of the clutch brake. The resulting hole has a diameter that is less than the disk thickness of the clutch brake. Next, the clutch brake cutter guides a chisel lengthwise through the predrilled hole to split the hole open. The drilling and chiseling operation is repeated at an opposite location on the clutch brake to separate the clutch into at least two pieces that can be readily removed from the input shaft without having to first remove the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey S. Craychee, John F. Craychee
  • Patent number: 10201123
    Abstract: The present invention involves a seed firmer with a pusher attachment that extends the life of the seed firmer and improved brackets for mounting the same to a planter. The improved brackets allow for different mechanisms of mounting seed firmers to different locations on a planter. The brackets have portions for attaching and mounting to the planter, and a housing for accepting and securing the firmers. The brackets allow for better positioning of firmers on a planter, ease of mounting and/or replacement of firmers, and improved firmer functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Flo-Rite, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J Peter
  • Patent number: 10046447
    Abstract: A valve strainer basket of an interceptor-type or control-type steam valve is removed from its nested orientation within a counter bore and valve rim of the valve casing. A strong back beam straddles the casing rim over the strainer basket. It is coupled to the strainer basket, such as by engagement of threaded rods into threaded apertures formed in the strainer basket rim. Biasing cylinders, such pressurized fluid cylinders or screw jacks, are interposed between the casing rim and opposite ends of the strong back beam. When the biasing cylinders are actuated, the strong back beam rises, lifting and separating the strainer rim from its nested engagement with the counter bore of the valve casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Maxwell Pless, Stuart C. Weddle
  • Patent number: 10029513
    Abstract: A wheel bearing apparatus has an outer member with a body mounting flange to be mounted on a knuckle that forms part of a suspension apparatus. An inner member includes a wheel hub and at least one inner ring. The inner ring is press fit onto a cylindrical portion of the wheel hub. Double row rolling elements are contained between double row inner raceway surfaces and double row outer raceway surfaces, respectively, of the inner member and the outer member. The outer member is adapted to be fastened to the knuckle through securing bolts. A vibration damping member is interposed between opposite surfaces of the body mounting flange of the outer member and the knuckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawamura, Shunsuke Morita
  • Patent number: 10000363
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a flange lifting apparatus that is configured to have an upper portion that can be attached to a crane or hoist, and a lower portion that can be attached to a flange using flange attachment arms. The lifting apparatus has a support body comprising with first and second ends and an elongate opening in the support body. A movable support member has an upper portion with opening accommodating a threaded rod, and a lower portion attached to a rotatable cam that is positioned within and capable of traveling within the elongate opening of the support body. Rotation of the rod causes movement of the support member which shifts the center of gravity and causes the flange to tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Worldwide Machining & Welding, Inc.
    Inventors: John Anderson, Tom Gralewski
  • Patent number: 9989111
    Abstract: The adjustable brake pad spreader (20) compresses a brake pad against a brake caliper with the brake pad having a first flank and a second flank at opposite edges of the brake pad. The adjustable brake pad spreader (20) comprises a pair of frames (122, 222) and a pair of rods (138, 238) with each of the rods (138, 238) extending through the rear of each of the frames (122, 222) and along a pair of spreading axes (A, B) parallel and spaced an adjustment length (L) from one another. The adjustable brake pad spreader (20) further comprises an adjustment mechanism (84) supporting each of the frames (122, 222) for adjusting the adjustment length (L) between each of the spreading axes (A, B) to engage a brake pad at various distances between the first flank and second flank of the brake pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher L. Lahar, Christopher L. Lahar, II
  • Patent number: 9908222
    Abstract: The present invention involves a manipulator tool for use with a seed firmer having an extender attachment capable of engagement with a groove of the seed firmer. The tool facilitates the engagement and removal of the extender attachment by rotation of a rod in a bracket, which may be manual or with a power tool. The manipulator tool may be used on seed firmers which have been removed from a planting machine or are still attached to a planting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Flo-Rite Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Peter
  • Patent number: 9880077
    Abstract: Provided are a multi sampling port monitoring apparatus for measuring a pollution level in a predetermined space and a monitoring method using the same. More particularly, provided are a multi sampling port monitoring apparatus capable of effectively monitoring a pollution level in a wide space by including a plurality of sampling ports so that air is sucked at several points in a space to be measured, measuring an average pollution level of the air sucked from the plurality of sampling ports, and allowing pollution levels of the air sucked from the sampling ports to be individually measured in the case in which the average pollution level is out of a predetermined range, and a monitoring method using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: WITHTECH INC
    Inventors: Seoung-Kyo Yoo, Eung Sun Lee, Hyun Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 9808922
    Abstract: The device comprises an anchoring plate configured for anchoring the device to a machine casing. The device further comprises a terminal plate connected to the anchoring plate at a distance there from, and a slide arranged for movement between the anchoring plate and the terminal plate. The device further includes a connecting arrangement configured for connecting the slide to a valve and cage assembly to be removed from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nuove Pignone SrL
    Inventors: Tommaso Breschi, Andrea Tenze, Filippo Erbaggio Bracciali, Elena Gallina
  • Patent number: 9663224
    Abstract: Disclosed a system for use in removing spindles from the main rotor of a rotary aircraft. The tool includes a faceplate that is designed to fit over a spindle after the associated rotor blade has been removed. One of more locking pins are then used to secure the faceplate to the spindle. The faceplate includes a series of four apertures within its four corners. Jack bolts are adapted to be secured within the apertures. The base of each jack bolts can be secured within bolt holes for the spindle mount. Backing nuts are threadably received on each of the jack bolts and are adapted to engage the faceplate. Jam nuts are also included for use in rotating each of the jack bolts. Rotation of the jam nuts causes rotation of the jack bolts. This, in turn, causes the face plate to pull the spindle out of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Walin Tools, LLC
    Inventor: Jackie Elmore
  • Patent number: 9393680
    Abstract: The inventive tool is designed to ensure proper plant operation position of the core shroud head bolt assemblies of a boiling water nuclear reactor. The tool exerts an upward pulling force on stuck retainers to return them to the locking position around the nut. The tool includes a frame, an engagement member, and a collar. The engagement member is lowered toward and end of the bolt until it comes into contact therewith. Further movement of the engagement member causes the frame and collar to move upward, lifting the retainer and extending the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: AREVA Inc.
    Inventor: Jason B. Cocke
  • Patent number: 9364945
    Abstract: One embodiment of a modular combination press and puller tool consisting of a tool body (4) comprising a tubular element open at both ends and with a plurality of elongated fins radially displaced on the outer surface of the tubular element, with the long axis of the fins parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tubular element, the fins having a plurality of apertures, and one end of the tubular element at least partially threaded (16) on the internal diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Erik William Lander
  • Patent number: 9216828
    Abstract: An interface device for attaching mobile equipment (1) to an aircraft structure (5) comprises at least an attachment arm (6) and is subject to traction along a main axis of said equipment. The interface device comprises at least one fitting (2) secured to the structure (5), the fitting (2) and the attachment arm (6) having attachment means that coordinate together to offset the tensile stress and that comprise: means to hook a first end of the arm (7) to a first end of the fitting (8), a locking device (9) that coordinates with the hooking means to lock the first end of the arm (7) to said first end of the fitting (8), attachment means to attach a second end of the arm (10) to a second end of the fitting (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christophe Mialhe, Nicolas Grosseau
  • Patent number: 9157365
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine with a balancer including a crankcase having a pair of wall portions, a crankshaft supported for rotation on the wall portions and having a balancer driving gear wheel provided thereon, and a balancer shaft supported for rotation by the wall portions and having a balancer driven gear wheel provided thereon, both gear wheels are disposed between the wall portions. A positioning mark including a set of marks provided on side faces in the same direction of the gear wheels is disposed near to pitch circles of both gear wheels. At a position opposing to both side faces of the one wall portion on the side opposing to the positioning mark on the pitch circles of both gear wheels, a through-hole extending through the one side wall is provided to permit the positioning mark to be visually observed through the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Nagahashi, Kazuya Tajiri, Fumiaki Okubo
  • Patent number: 9061405
    Abstract: The inventive tool is designed to ensure proper plant operation position of the core shroud head bolt assemblies of a boiling water nuclear reactor. The tool exerts an upward pulling force on stuck retainers to return them to the locking position around the nut. The tool includes a frame, an engagement member, and a collar. The engagement member is lowered toward and end of the bolt until it comes into contact therewith. Further movement of the engagement member causes the frame and collar to move upward, lifting the retainer and extending the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: AREVA Inc.
    Inventor: Jason B. Cocke
  • Patent number: 8978221
    Abstract: A puller device for pulling bearings, gears, wheels and pulleys from objects such as shafts and axles and other machine parts. The puller device includes a jaw support assembly; jaw members being in operable communication with the jaw support assembly; a jaw actuating assembly being supported by the jaw support assembly and including a jaw guide member being in operable communication with the jaw members; and an elongate push member being adjustable relative to and in operable communication with the jaw support assembly for urging against an object to facilitate the removal of a press fitted work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Dean S. Somerville, Mitchel D. Trostad
  • Patent number: 8869366
    Abstract: A universal ball joint extractor has a first body having a first applying end for engaging with a ball joint. A second body has a second applying end for pushing against a member having the ball joint. A connecting rod connects the second body and the first body to allow relative movements thereof. A control screw for pushing an rear end of the second body and an rear end the first body provides an opposite force to the first applying end to push out the ball joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Poul Chang Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huang-Chia Hao
  • Publication number: 20140250650
    Abstract: A bearing installer for hub includes a threaded rod and a pushing device. The pushing device includes a pushing element. The threaded rod is inserted through a through hole of a sleeve tube or the pushing element, an axle, and an axle hole of the hub. A bearing is sleeved onto the sleeve tube or the axle. The pushing device is screwed to the threaded rod. When the pushing device is moved along the threaded rod, the bearing is pushed by the pushing device into a receiving room of the hub. Thereby, the bearing may not contact the threaded rod so that the bearing and the threaded rod are not abraded. Also, the hub is prevented from shaken so that the bearing is easier to be positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SINMAT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wen-Nan LEE
  • Patent number: 8800126
    Abstract: A tool device includes a lever having two screw holes, two arms each having an upper orifice for securing to the end portions of the lever, two rods attached to the arms for positioning two end ears of a housing of a universal joint to the arms, one or more screws engaged with the screw holes of the lever and adjustable relative to the lever, and each screw include a lower cavity for engaging with a stud, each stud include a tip for engaging with the slot that is formed between the end ears of the housing and for being forced to engage into the slot and to separate the end ears of the housing from each other and for allowing a bearing member to be removed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Wei Nan Shen
  • Patent number: 8776339
    Abstract: A puller tool and method for pulling a component from another component are provided. The puller tool can include a cross bar, a pair of puller legs that are movable along the length of the cross bar and a forcing screw. The puller legs can be quickly positioned anywhere along the length of the cross bar through a quick release mechanism. The cross bar can include notches on its outer surface to ensure that the puller legs are equidistant from each other during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Larry Betcher, Jacob Hanson, Jose Barrios, Robert Jensen
  • Patent number: 8763224
    Abstract: A pinion disassembly tool is configured to remove a yoke or a flange member and a pinion fastener from a splined pinion shaft in a pinion assembly. The tool includes a yoke holding plate with a central aperture sized to receive a socket wrench during removal of the pinion fastener. The yoke holding plate includes fastener apertures for connection to the yoke and at least one non-circular aperture for receiving a breaker bar during removal of the pinion fastener. The tool also includes a drive plate with a threaded aperture, the drive plate inserted through the central aperture of the yoke holding plate after removal of the pinion fastener. The tool also includes a drive bolt engaged with the threaded aperture and configured to force the drive plate and the yoke holding plate to pull the yoke from the splined pinion shaft as the drive bolt is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: John V. Musuraca
  • Patent number: 8745832
    Abstract: A hub remover is provided. The hub remover includes a cross bar; a set of jaws having a receiving hole dimensioned to allow the cross bar to fit through the receiving hole to connect the jaws together via the cross bar; a forcing screw configured to extend through the cross-bar and between the jaws; a forcing screw nut configured to threadably engage an end of the forcing screw; and a resilient friction device located in the hole and configured to generate friction between the cross bar and the jaw when the cross bar moves through the hole in the cross bar. A method of operating a hub remover is provided. The method includes extending the forcing screw through a hole in the hub; placing a forcing screw nut on an end of the forcing screw that has extended through the hub; placing a foot portion of a jaw behind a portion of the hub; and turning the forcing screw to urge the forcing screw nut against a rear portion of the hub and thereby push the hub off of a spindle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jose O. Barrios, Cory Pleschourt, Todd Derby
  • Publication number: 20140013567
    Abstract: A hub pulling device for the removal of a hub from the axel of a vehicle. The device includes a pin and plate. The plate having a central bore having a sidewall supported by a plurality of gussets. The plate containing a plurality of apertures aligned to be received on the lug bolts of the hub. The pin having a head sized for receipt within the hub center and engagement of the axel and a shaft sized for receipt within the central bore. To remove a hub, the pin is placed within the central bore and the plate is mounted to the lug bolts using the lug nuts, the opposed force of the pin pushing on the axel and the plate pulling the hub frees the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: PROSTAAR, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Titera
  • Patent number: 8528176
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for removing a centrifugal compressor diffuser case from a turbofan gas turbine engine case which may be used while the engine is installed on an aircraft or when the engine has been removed from the aircraft. The tool includes movable gripping members at least one force member for exerting a pushing action on the engine structure on which the diffuser case is mounted the method includes gripping a peripheral portion of the diffuser case and applying an axial pushing force on the case relative to the engine case to thereby overcome an interference fit between the diffuser case and the engine case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Enzo Macchia, Robin Hardstaff, Ian Chandler, Tim Bedard, Geoffrey Henriksen
  • Patent number: 8517365
    Abstract: A clamp assembly including a header assembly with first and second ends and a plunger having an aperture with a portion of the aperture being threaded, the aperture forming a portion of a bore extending through the header assembly. First and second arms, in opposing spaced relationship, are connected to the first and second ends, respectively, of the header assembly. A ram assembly having first and second ends, each end having a passageway through which at least a portion of one of the first and second arms extend. A stem assembly including an upper stem end coupled to a handle, a lower stem end rotatably connected to the ram assembly, and a threaded stem portion designed to engage the aperture threaded portion. The plunger has engaged and disengaged positions in which the aperture threaded portion and the threaded stem portion are threadedly engaged and disengaged, respectively, with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sumner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Velez
  • Patent number: 8490522
    Abstract: A wheel bearing removal tool system comprising a dome structure, comprising a round bowl portion and a flat lip; a protrusion affixing the dome structure to a power drill, a plurality of recesses on the flat lip, a plurality of tool post, wherein the first post end comprises a complementary screw thread for screwing the tool posts into the plurality of recesses and affixing them to the flat lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Abrie Bryan
  • Patent number: 8464411
    Abstract: A puller tool and method for pulling a component from another component are provided. The puller tool can include a cross bar, a pair of puller legs that are movable along the length of the cross bar and a forcing screw. The puller legs can be quickly positioned anywhere along the length of the cross bar through a quick release mechanism. The cross bar can include notches on its outer surface to ensure that the puller legs are equidistant from each other during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Services Solutions U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Larry Betcher, Jacob Hanson, Jose Barrios, Robert Jensen
  • Patent number: 8438712
    Abstract: An auto-aligning linear motion apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a leadscrew. The apparatus also includes a nut arrangement configured to surround the leadscrew, wherein the nut arrangement includes at least a nut, a nut bracket, and a floating collar. A shoulder screw is inserted through a nut bracket slot of the nut bracket and a nut slot of the nut to rest at least partially within the floating collar. One dimension of the nut bracket slot is larger than a dimension through a cross-section area of the shoulder screw to enable the shoulder screw to move within the nut bracket slot to adjust the nut arrangement as the leadscrew is rotated to maintain a concentric relationship between the nut arrangement and the leadscrew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Tappan
  • Patent number: 8356395
    Abstract: An assembling device for assembling an actuator and a lens module. The actuator includes a first top surface for supporting the lens module and a first bottom surface. The lens module includes a top portion for receiving lens and a bottom portion. The diameter of bottom portion is slightly larger than the top portion. The bottom portion further includes a second first bottom surface in contact with the first top surface. The assembling device includes a base, a support set, and a pressing sheet. The base includes a supporting surface for supporting the first bottom surface. The support set is above the base and defines at least three threaded holes therethrough. The pressing sheet is in contact with the second top surface. The at least three pins are movably threaded with the threaded holes correspondingly and configured for pushing the pressing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Shiun Wu, Yu-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 8347474
    Abstract: A pulling tool includes a elongated main support body having a plurality of retention holes formed on opposite sides thereof. An actuator stem member is threadably mounted in the support body. A pair of jaw members is slidably mounted on opposite side of the support body. The jaw members have extended hook portions adapted to engage an outer periphery of a wheel element removably mounted on a stationary wheel mounting member. A pair of tubular holders is slidably mounted on opposite sides of the support body, and retained against outer faces of the jaw members to prevent lateral outward movement of the jaw members on the support body and to orient the jaw members substantially perpendicularly to the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: A & E Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Oachs, Maximilian N. Knoell
  • Patent number: 8079123
    Abstract: A puller includes a main body provided with a plurality of support seats, a plurality of clamping members each pivotally and detachably mounted on a respective one of the support seats, a top cover mounted on the main body and provided with a plurality of pressing pieces each pressing a respective one of the clamping members, and a threaded rod extending through the top cover and the main body. Thus, each of the clamping members is pivotable relative to the respective support seat of the main body so as to adjust the inclined angle of each of the clamping members relative to the respective support seat. In addition, each of the clamping members is locked onto and unlocked from the respective support seat easily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Arestool Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 8015683
    Abstract: A pulley removal system used to remove a pulley attached to an internal combustion engine includes a plurality of puller jaw members adapted to be detachably and radially connected to a hub member. Each jaw member comprises an elongated body having a top surface, an underside surface, and first and second opposed ends. The first end is adapted to be attached to the hub member, and the second end has hooked tip free to grasp a flange of a pulley. The hooked tip has a terminal edge with predetermined dimensions that enable it to fit within different sized recesses in the flange of the different pulleys and an underside arcuate surface extending from the terminal edge and merging with the underside surface to form a bite that receives the flange when the terminal end fits within the recess in the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Schlem Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Hume
  • Publication number: 20110214269
    Abstract: A bearing puller for holding and disassembling a bearing which is tightly engaged with a machine part includes a fixing portion, a disassembling portion, a binding ring, and a sleeve, wherein the fixing portion has the binding ring sleeved on one end thereof. The sleeve is screwed on the fixing portion to compress the binding ring to reduce an inner diameter thereof, so as to grab and hold the bearing. Furthermore, the disassembling portion which is mounted on the fixing portion can have a displacement relative to the fixing portion to reject against the machine part or can hit the fixing portion to produce a momentum, thereby causing a relative movement between the machine part and the bearing to disassemble the bearing. Therefore, the bearing can be disassembled rapidly without damage, and thus, the reusing possibility of the bearing also can be increased for saving the cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Min-Chi YU
  • Publication number: 20110214273
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a fastener removal device for removing a fastener from an apparatus includes a support structure and an extractor assembly movably associated with the support structure. The extractor assembly may include a collet configured to grip the fastener. The device further includes a turning mechanism associated with the extractor assembly. The turning mechanism is configured to rotate the extractor assembly with respect to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: GENI INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Olson, JR., Brian A. Kester
  • Patent number: 7996972
    Abstract: A puller driving structure is connected to a fixing module and a propping module for installing or removing a bearing, and the structure connects a hydraulic driving device with a connecting module, and the connecting module is connected to a plurality of slide rods and a plurality of resilient elements of a position resuming module, such that an actuating element is actuated on each slide rod, and the hydraulic driving device presses and moves the actuating element, and each resilient element presses and props the actuating element in an opposite direction to resume its original position, so as to achieve a better balance during the use of the puller driving structure provides a better concentricity for the bearing and the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Chih Kuo Hu
  • Patent number: 7987584
    Abstract: A tool assembly for removing an article from, or inserting an article onto, a printed circuit board which includes a tool housing having a handle portion and an article receiving portion, a plate slidable within the housing, the plate having a handle portion at a first end adjacent to the handle portion of the housing and two receiving portions at a second end, and two lever arms within the housing, each lever arm having a first end pinned to the housing and a second end of each lever arm inserted into the receiving portion of the plate such that each of the lever arms pivots about the pinned first end upon movement of the plate. The tool further comprises a pair of flexible rods located in respective recessed channels on either side of the article receiving portion, with one end of the flexible rods affixed to a first end of each of the lever arms, each of the flexible rods having a free end for interacting with an article retention device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Steven Barna, William Louis Brodsky, John G. Torok
  • Publication number: 20110179616
    Abstract: A pulling tool includes a elongated main support body having a plurality of retention holes formed on opposite sides thereof. An actuator stem member is threadably mounted in the support body. A pair of jaw members is slidably mounted on opposite side of the support body. The jaw members have extended hook portions adapted to engage an outer periphery of a wheel element removably mounted on a stationary wheel mounting member. A pair of tubular holders is slidably mounted on opposite sides of the support body, and retained against outer faces of the jaw members to prevent lateral outward movement of the jaw members on the support body and to orient the jaw members substantially perpendicularly to the support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: A&E Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua OACHS, Maximilian N. KNOELL
  • Patent number: 7946012
    Abstract: An apparatus and method enhances installation of a waste disposer mounting assembly at a drain-received sink flange. The apparatus comprises a carriage guide, a carriage assembly, and a spring-actuable notch stop. The carriage guide comprises a hooked end, a handled end, and a notched face extending intermediate the hooked and handled ends. The carriage assembly is translatably and cooperably associated with the carriage guide and comprises a centralized rail guide aperture and a plurality of fastener-engaging arm assemblies. The guide aperture is sized and shaped to receive the guide rail and the notch stop engages the notched face for selectively prevent translation of the carriage assembly relative to the carriage guide. The arm assemblies of the carriage assembly carry a mounting assembly via fastener-port engagement to a mount position where a snap ring fastener may be manually installed to prevent downward displacement of the mounting assembly from the mount position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel W. Cox, Kevin M. Schnurstein
  • Patent number: 7836581
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for installing and removing a bearing assembly (3) which consists of a chock in which a trunnion hearing is arranged on a supporting roller stud (1) of a rolling stand. The aim of said invention is to replace said assembly by means of an operationally reliable device without carrying out modifications or large-scale modifications of the supporting roller stud (1), in particular to obtain reproducible mounting forces in order to ensure best long-term wear-less service possible, best possible rotation and easily controlled stripping forces for reliable operation of the rolling stand. The invention also relates to a nut (8) fixed to the roller stud (1) prestressed against the bearing assembly (3). According to said invention, a stripping device (11) can be temporarily coupled to the bearing assembly (3), the hydraulic cylinder (15) thereof resting against the roller stud (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Keller, Konrad Roeingh
  • Patent number: 7832101
    Abstract: A method and an assembly for fastening at least one screw nut to be tightened of a rotor blade bearing of a wind turbine are provided. A screw nut driver assembly is provided at a rotatable portion of the rotor blade bearing, the screw nut driver assembly being adapted to automatically tighten the at least one screw nut. The screw nut driver assembly is aligned with the screw nut to be tightened by rotating the rotatable portion with a pitch drive of the wind turbine. Then the screw nut is tightened using the screw nut driver assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Achim Koesters
  • Patent number: 7818860
    Abstract: A tool removes from, or inserts into, an arm of a wheel mounting for an automotive vehicle a bushing. The tool includes a press member configured to grip the arm while overlying the location in the arm for the bushing. A screw element passes through a portion of the press member and engages a pressing cup with an outer rim that abuts an end of the bushing as the screw is manually rotated. The press member, screw element, and pressing cup upon being aligned and assembled with the press member gripping the arm and the rim of the pressing cup bearing against the end of the bushing, the screw element is rotated to apply a force to the end of the bushing as the screw element advances in the direction of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Schley Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Hume, Aaron Schley
  • Publication number: 20100236039
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting seized components is disclosed. The method further grasping a seized component with a gripping mechanism and securing the gripping mechanism to the seized component by turning a camlock mechanism. A force is applied to a power transfer mechanism that moves a threaded axis that is threaded through the power transfer mechanism. The method additionally includes attaching the threaded axis to the gripping mechanism, which extracts the seized component. To facilitate extraction, the method also includes generating vibrations by a vibration mechanism, which may include a vibration mechanism rotating a rotary plate about a shaft. The method may also include generating vibrations by a cam attached to the rotary plate contacting one or more spring-loaded hammers. The spring-loaded hammers may be capable of impacting a strike plate, generating vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Jaime Robledo