Tubular Or Tube Segment Forms Work-engager Patents (Class 29/263)
  • Patent number: 11583983
    Abstract: An assembly tool for changing bushings for a lower arm includes a bushing connecting part into which a bushing is inserted and a main shaft inserted into components. A main adapter assembling unit supports or presses the bushing and a detachment adapter receives the bushing when detaching the bushing. A mounting adapter supports a first end of the bushing when mounting the bushing and a mounting guide ring guides an insertion depth of the bushing when mounting the bushing so that components used to change the bushings may be assembled in accordance with a shape of a lower arm on which the bushing is to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Deok-Hee Hong
  • Patent number: 11572898
    Abstract: A levering device includes a coupling block, a gripper, an operating rod, and a constraint sleeve. The coupling block includes a coupling chamber, two guide slots in communication with the coupling chamber, an extension rod, and an axial hole axially cut through the extension rod in communication with the coupling chamber. The operating rod being axially movably inserted through the axial hole into a bearing chamber of a housing of a motor-driven water lifting device to stop against respective one end of a wheel axle of the motor-driven water lifting device. The gripper is attachable to the two guide slots of the coupling block and includes two gripper blocks and two claw bars respectively connected to the gripper blocks. The constraint sleeve is sleeved onto the coupling block to stop the two claw bars in the respective the guide slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Jui-Yu Lin, Po-Yu Chiang, Hsi Chen
  • Patent number: 11285571
    Abstract: A system comprises a holder including a mounting feature configured to mount to a flange of a fuel injector and a block including a mounting feature configured to mount to a side of the flange that is opposite from the holder. The system includes, punch configured to pass through at least one punch aperture in the block. The punch aperture is configured to guide a tip of the punch into position to deform a c-seal seated in a seal channel of the flange. A method for using the system using the system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Delavan Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Vierhout
  • Patent number: 11192224
    Abstract: A tool for inserting and removing components, in particular bearings, bushes or the like, particularly in the automotive sector, has a spindle, a first sleeve body having a first ramp-form outer circumferential surface and a through-hole, through which the spindle can be axially guided, a second sleeve body having a second ramp-form outer circumferential surface and a through-hole, through which the spindle can be axially guided, and also a first pressure body and a second pressure body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Mueller
  • Patent number: 11148259
    Abstract: A drive head for a wrench is configured for operation with manually driven members of power-operated devices. The drive head includes at least first and second drive members selectively engageable with such driven members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lippert Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Barbott, Craig Kreil
  • Patent number: 11105342
    Abstract: A tool for removal of a bushing (such as a bushing of a variable stator vane assembly of a compressor) is provided. The tool includes a cylindrical housing, a lead screw, a threaded nut, and a pulling module with puller arms to engage the bushing. The housing defines a longitudinal axis along which the lead screw extends. The lead screw is rotatably secured within the cylindrical housing by a threaded nut engaged with the lead screw. The pulling module is removably attached to the threaded nut, such that the lead screw passes through the threaded nut before passing through the pulling module. The pulling module is provided with a pair of oppositely disposed puller arms, and each puller arm is provided with a hook portion having an engagement tab configured to engage a respective notch on the bushing. A method of removing the bushing using the tool is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Aaron David Williamson, Bruce Clark Busbey, Kevin Clement Metz, Cleveland Clifford Matthew Joseph, Jr., Bhushan Suhas Thatte
  • Patent number: 10717175
    Abstract: A sensor cap exchange tool device may include a support bolt; a support bracket that is fixed to a front end portion of the support bolt; a mover that has a second screw thread that is engaged with the first screw thread at of the support bracket; a tool guide that is rotatably engaged with the mover and that moves in the predetermined direction together with the mover according to a rotation of the mover and that has a tool insertion opening open in the predetermined direction; and a separation device and mounting device that are mounted in the tool guide and that moves with the tool guide according to a rotation of the mover and that comes in close contact with the sensor cap that is mounted in the wheel bearing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Gi Ryung Jung, Yi Jun Son, Dong Ho Lee, Se Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 10711814
    Abstract: An assembly comprising first and second structural elements having aligned holes, a fastener that occupies at least respective portions of the holes without a surrounding sleeve, and a mating part that is coupled to the fastener. The fastener comprises: a head; a circular cylindrical shank extending from the head; a mating portion comprising external projections; and a transition portion disposed between the shank and the mating portion. The transition portion comprises a tapered lead-in section that meets the shank at a shank/lead-in intersection and a radiused lead-in section that meets the tapered lead-in section. The tapered lead-in section tapers gradually in a first axial direction toward the mating portion and has a first profile that is linear and a taper angle equal to or less than 20 degrees, while the radiused lead-in section curves abruptly in the first axial direction and has a second profile that is a circular arc having a radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Blake A. Simpson, Tanni Sisco
  • Patent number: 10668605
    Abstract: A gasket installation tool for installing a gasket member within an internal gasket chamber of a sprinkler head adapter or fitting. The installation tool includes a tubular assembly that engages the sprinkler head fitting and provides a passageway into which the gasket member is loaded. A rod member engaged with the tubular assembly advances the gasket member through the passageway of the tubular assembly to radially compress the gasket member. The engagement between the rod member and the tubular assembly controls the advancement of the gasket member into the fitting to properly locate the gasket within the chamber and prevent over travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventor: Kevin W. Pressnell
  • Patent number: 10654095
    Abstract: An adjustment system for a fastener pulling head includes a swivel adapter, an adjustment member, and a retention member. The fastener pulling head includes a frame, a jaw, and a drawbolt body, the adjustment system. The swivel adapter is configured to engage with a proximal end portion of the drawbolt body. The swivel adapter defines an internal bore. The adjustment member is disposed within the internal bore and configured to engage the drawbolt body. The retention member is configured to engage and secure the swivel adapter at a location within the drawbolt body. When the retention member is disengaged from the swivel adapter, the pulling head can be rotated to cause the frame to move relative to the drawbolt body to adjust a gripping force of the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Cristinel Cobzaru
  • Patent number: 10247421
    Abstract: A tool for decoupling a telescoping tube from a first liner of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The tool includes a rod partially positioned in a telescoping tube passage. The rod includes a first portion having a non-circular cross-section and a threaded second portion positioned in a second combustion chamber. A plug couples to the rod and engages a first side surface of the telescoping tube. A base defining a base passage extending therethrough is positioned in a second combustion chamber. The base passage includes a first portion having a non-circular cross-section. The first portion of the rod is at least partially positioned in the first portion of the base passage. A handle threadingly couples to the rod. Rotating the handle in a first direction moves the handle along the rod toward the first combustor to decouple the telescoping tube from the first liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Todd James Gattermeyer, James Robert Rodgers, Stuart Craig Hanson
  • Patent number: 10245665
    Abstract: A device and method for broken tap removal are provided herein. The tap includes a circular longitudinal cavity used for removal and coolant transport. A tap removal tool that is pre-formed to fit the tap's center hole and provides at least three points of contact with the broken tap portion to allow for ease in removing the broken tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ray Fitzgerald Woods
  • Patent number: 10138613
    Abstract: An anchor member, spacers, nuts, anchor kits and methods of utilizing the same are provided. The anchor member has a threaded second end configured for engagement by a nut. In use, a first end of the anchor member is inserted in the ground with the second end extending out of the ground, such as through an aperture in a plate. One or more spacers are located over the anchor member. The nut is threaded onto the second end of the anchor member into engagement with the spacer(s). The threaded length of the second end of the anchor member and the length of the nut are selected to ensure a minimum desired contact distance and, in one embodiment, permit adjustability relative to the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Eng Kiat Tng, Carrick Pierce
  • Patent number: 9964155
    Abstract: In the case of an arrangement with a hollow shaft, an input shaft partially contained in the hollow shaft, and a clamping device, the hollow shaft is connected to the input shaft by forces which are directed radially to the hollow shaft being introduced into the hollow shaft at at least three discrete introduction points arranged along a circumference of the hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Lenze Drives GmbH
    Inventors: Tino Goetz, Ralf Guhl
  • Patent number: 9962820
    Abstract: A tool for removing a seated bearing from a bearing housing of a machine having a rotatable shaft, such as a squirrel cage blower, the bearing removal tool being easily positionable within the assemble housing aft of the bearing and including a striking surface at partially circumferential relation to the shaft for exerting a generally normal force against the bearing sufficient to overcome the frictional force between the bearing and the shaft when the tool is moved quickly and sharply along the shaft against the aft side of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Durbin Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Durbin, Michael J. Durbin
  • Patent number: 9908208
    Abstract: A press for displacing a first wheel stud relative to a stud opening in a wheel flange of a wheel comprises a press assembly, a frame assembly, and a drive assembly. The frame assembly comprises a frame member and at least one adapter member. The drive assembly is configured to displace the press assembly relative to the frame assembly such that operation of the drive assembly displaces the first stud relative to the wheel flange. The adapter member is supported by the frame member and engages at least one of the wheel flange and a second wheel stud to support the press assembly in a desired orientation relative to the primary wheel stud when the drive assembly displaces the first stud relative to the stud opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tiger Tool International Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael Andrews
  • Patent number: 9737980
    Abstract: An installation tool for one or more components of a fluid filter includes a first body portion configured to engage a filter socket to advance the tool and filter components into the socket, and a second body portion configured to apply a direct force to one or more filter components. The first and second body portions can rotationally move relative to each other, such that the filter components may not grind against the socket or other filter components, which can, among other things, reduce or eliminate the creation of foreign object debris and/or minimize the amount of human force required to install the filter components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan Joseph Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9719256
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a locating assembly as a component of a locating table segment for positioning truss segments in a truss assembly system. The system generally includes a plurality of table segments aligned in parallel and adapted to position a series of locating blocks on a top surface of the system/table, where each block is a component of one of a plurality of locating assemblies in the system. The block positions collectively define an outer boundary of a support truss (e.g., as a roofing truss). Once the blocks are moved to their desired position, appropriately sized truss segments are placed within the block-defined boundary and fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: JOE'S EATS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward G. Joseph
  • Patent number: 9539709
    Abstract: An axle hub puller as provided includes a puller body. The puller body includes at least two counter sink holes and a threaded puller screw hole located in the center. The puller body is operable to removably attach to hub with a plurality of wheel lugs by having the plurality of wheel lugs pass through the plurality of counter sink holes. A puller screw is inserted into the threaded puller screw hole. The puller screw is turned against a hub axle center allowing for the removal of the hub and a brake rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Campoli
  • Patent number: 9440318
    Abstract: An apparatus for the rapid removal of components of a cylinder type lock includes a retention member for accepting a portion of a fastener which has been inserted into the keyway of a cylinder, a sliding yoke connected to the retention member and a pivoting handle for moving the yoke. The yoke and retention member are constrained to linear travel in either a forward or rearward direction enabling the extraction of the plug inline with the lock cylinder in a single movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Chad Jeremy Tibbets
  • Patent number: 9180604
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a locating assembly as a component of a locating table segment for positioning truss segments in a truss assembly system. The system generally includes a plurality of table segments aligned in parallel and adapted to position a series of locating blocks on a top surface of the system/table, where each block is a component of one of a plurality of locating assemblies in the system. The block positions collectively define an outer boundary of a support truss (e.g., as a roofing truss). Once the blocks are moved to their desired position, appropriately sized truss segments are placed within the block-defined boundary and fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Edward G. Joseph
  • Patent number: 9174331
    Abstract: Gear pumps use various types of bushings or bearings (sleeves) between a shaft and the housing of the pump. From time to time, these sleeves wear out and have to be replaced. This extractor removes the sleeves and includes three main components—a collet or sleeve engaging member, a mounting bracket, and a lift screw. The extractor may also include other components within the scope of the invention, including melting screws and washers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Roper Pump Company
    Inventor: John Matthew Coghlan
  • Patent number: 9091292
    Abstract: A captive screw assembly with a knurled end that rotates the captive screw in a hole in which it is mounted as the captive screw is pressed into the hole. The lower end of a ferrule of the captive screw assembly terminates within the hole and is flared against the side wall of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
    Inventor: Paul David Andrews
  • Patent number: 9009938
    Abstract: A tool for removing a spindle and/or elastomeric bearing from a hub generally includes a coupler, an arm, and a weight slidably engaged with the arm. The weight is slidable with respect to the arm along a predetermined stroke that limits the travel of the weight. The coupler may be secured to a spindle, which spindle is in turn secured to a bearing, or the coupler may be secured directly to the bearing. An operator may slide the weight between a first position adjacent the coupler and a second position opposite the coupler to impart kinetic energy to the spindle and/or bearing, thereby removing the bearing from or the bearing installing into a hub, depending on whether the kinetic energy is in an inboard or outboard direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Rusty J. Noyes
  • Patent number: 8973911
    Abstract: A movable jaw quick release apparatus of a vice comprises a tooth base, a movable jaw and two restriction elements. The tooth base is formed with two inclined guide grooves, each of which has a first inclined surface, a second inclined surface and a bottom surface. The left and the right side surfaces of the movable jaw are formed with a through hole respectively. Each restriction element penetrates one of the through holes and moves between a first position and a second position along one of the inclined guide groove As the movable jaw generates vibration forces, each restriction element transfers the vibration forces to the tooth base, therefore, the movable jaw do not move upwardly and shake toward a work piece and reduce its clamping force for the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Auto Well Enter. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Yi Lin, Chia-Chun Hsu, Chang-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 8918973
    Abstract: A tool for detaching piston bolt from cylinder consists of a threaded rod, a grip, a positioning member, a positioning sleeve, a supporting member and a nut. The threaded rod possesses a joint end formed with a fixing surface, a resting portion located next to the joint end with no threads. The grip is bored with a first threaded hole, and a second threaded hole vertically communicating with the first threaded hole and engaged with a fixing screw pressing on the fixing surface. By using the tool to detach a bolt, it's not only a user's fingers won't be injured, but also the bolt can be smoothly and swiftly removed from a joint of a piston and a connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Jui-Deng Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hsin-Fa Kang
  • 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: 8869372
    Abstract: A fastening device for preassembling structural members includes a hollow cylindrical body; a bearing ring provided at a proximal end of the hollow body and against which one of the structural members is intended to bear in a fastening position; a pulling threaded rod extending through the hollow body to be inserted into the structural members; a tightening means connected to the pulling threaded rod for maintaining the structural members against each other, the tightening means including a removable tubular end piece for mounting on a proximal threaded end of the pulling threaded rod that can be locally axially compacted under the action of a force applied on the pulling threaded rod in order to form a radial bead for sandwiching the structural members between the latter and the bearing ring; the fastening device including a sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lisi Aerospace
    Inventors: Etienne Luneau, Bastien Bellavia, Philippe Prot
  • Publication number: 20140173866
    Abstract: A tool for detaching piston bolt from cylinder consists of a threaded rod, a grip, a positioning member, a positioning sleeve, a supporting member and a nut. The threaded rod possesses a joint end formed with a fixing surface, a resting portion located next to the joint end with no threads. The grip is bored with a first threaded hole, and a second threaded hole vertically communicating with the first threaded hole and engaged with a fixing screw pressing on the fixing surface. By using the tool to detach a bolt, it's not only a user's fingers won't be injured, but also the bolt can be smoothly and swiftly removed from a joint of a piston and a connecting rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Hsin-Fa Kang
  • Patent number: 8656569
    Abstract: A device for the assembly of a motor vehicle clutch (99), has a pretensioning device (1) for clamping a plate spring (102), which is arranged in a clutch cover (100) of the motor vehicle clutch (99) together with a pressure plate (104) and by which the pressure plate (104) is pressed against a carrier plate (119) of the clutch (99) during operation. The clutch cover (100) is mounted stationarily during operation by a plurality of mounting bolts on a driven plate (97) and wherein the pretensioning device (1) has a base plate (2) with a central pressing screw (6), which is axially adjustable centrally through the base plate (2) against the plate spring (102) for pretensioning the plate spring (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Klann Spezial-Werkzeugbau GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Klann
  • Patent number: 8607429
    Abstract: An extraction tool is provided for grasping an assembly (e.g., a circuit card assembly) having a number of openings and a number of respective connector pins extending through the openings. The tool includes one or more generally cylindrical puller structures, each having a central bore and a locking end. One or more filler rods are configured to translate coaxially within the central bore of their corresponding puller structure. The filler rod has a central bore configured to accept one of the connector pins. The puller structure is configured to extend through one of the openings such that the locking end engages the opposite side of the assembly. The filler rod is configured to translate within the puller structure, and around a connector pin extending through the selected opening, to apply outward radial pressure on the locking ends of the puller structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Kurt M. Beutel, Jeffery Thomas Anderson, David C. Penny
  • Patent number: 8601662
    Abstract: A bit extracting tool, used to pull rotatable cutting bits from bit pocket holders. The bit extractor tool comprises two concentric pipe sleeves: an inner tension sleeve with fingers to slide over and hook the rotatable cutting bit's exposed annular ring at the bit end, and a threaded hole at the pulling end which receives the tension bolt; a tension bolt which, when tightened, pulls the tension sleeve away from the pocket and pushes on the capped pulling end of the outer compression sleeve; and, a compression sleeve, open on the bit end which pushes on the face of the pocket holder surface, is capped on the pulling end to bear the force of the tension bolt as it pulls the inner sleeve, and locks the finger hooks into the annular bit ring, which tow the bit out of the bit pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Hollis Edwin Rankin
  • Patent number: 8590127
    Abstract: An installation aid for installing a blocking element on a suspension strut of a motor vehicle, the installation aid having a flexible, Y-like design with a trunk section, a first branch section and a second branch section, wherein the first branch section is longer than the second branch section, a respective eye is arranged at a free end of the trunk section and at a free end of the second branch section, and the eye on the branch section is designed in such a manner that at least regions of the first branch section can be passed there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sven Bergholz, Rainer Hennemann, Aleksandar Kuridza
  • 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: 8511133
    Abstract: An expander includes a first head member, a rotating portion, a plurality of expanding members, and a tightening structure. The first head member and the rotating portion have conical faces corresponding to each other. The rotating portion has a threaded rod section which is screwed with the first head member. The expanding members are arranged around the two conical faces, and the expanding members tend to approach each other due to the tightening structure. When the rotating portion is rotated to approach the first head member, the expanding members are pushed outward to radially expand a tubular element. In addition, a plurality of restriction slots are formed on the conical face of the first head member, and each expanding member forms a corresponding rib slidably disposed in the restriction slot to improve stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Jun Fan Chen
  • Patent number: 8490264
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a holding unit configured to hold a fuel injector for disassembly, a removal unit and an actuating unit. The removal unit comprises a first removal tool for removing a circlip and ferrule ring from the fuel injector, a second removal tool for removing a cone nut from the fuel injector, and a third removal tool for removing a screw from the fuel injector. The actuating unit comprises a first actuator configured to operate the holding unit, a second actuator configured to move the removal unit, and a third actuator configured to operate the third removal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Kyle Dalrymple
  • 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: 8468667
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for compressing a stent or a stent with a prosthetic heart valve affixed thereto, as well as a method for loading a stent into a medical delivery system. The device may comprise a compressing mechanism designed so as to exert a compressive force in radial direction on at least parts of a stent accommodated within the compressing mechanism such that the cross-section of the stent is reduced to a predefinable value at least at certain areas. The device may further comprise a manipulating mechanism moveable relative to the compressing mechanism for moving at least one clamping means in the radial direction in order to adjust the internal cross-sectional diameter of the compressing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Helmut Straubinger, Johannes Jung, Arnulf Mayer, Michael J. Girard, Randy Lane, Amir Miller
  • Patent number: 8464428
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the maintenance of mechanical components and techniques used for overhead garage doors, and more particularly to the removal of worn out support bearings used for a rotatable shaft used for weight support of the garage door and the replacement of these with fresh bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen J. Parks
  • Publication number: 20120311836
    Abstract: A die extractor is used for pulling a workpiece out of a mold assembly, and includes a screw, a connection assembly and a nut assembly. The shaft defines a screw hole at one end of the shaft and an external screw thread. The nut assembly defines an inner screw thread. One end of the connection assembly is rotatably connected to the workpiece, the other end of the connection assembly is rotatably fixed in and connected to the screw hole of the shaft. The shaft passes through the nut assembly, the nut assembly may be twisted to drive the shaft and the connection assembly to rotate in a preset direction and the connection assembly pulls the workpiece out from the mold assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: JIAN-ZHONG HU, DU-XI GAO
  • Patent number: 8312606
    Abstract: At least one embodiment generally relates to an installation assembly for an opening in a workpiece that includes a swaged collar, an inner member, and an outer member. The swaged collar has a first end, a second end, and a main body extending between the first end and the second end. The main body includes an inner surface defining a passageway through the collar. The inner member has a mandrel section for expanding the outer member. The inner member is used to expand the outer member and to keep the outer member in an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fatigue Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Frederick Reid, Timothy Howard Johnson, James Ryunoshin Ross
  • Patent number: 8286317
    Abstract: A clutching jig adapted for separating a lens component from a lens socket. The clutching jig has a main body, two protecting blocks and two clutching arms. Each of the clutching arms has a fixing plate and a holding portion connected with the fixing plate. Two opposite sides of the holding portion extend perpendicularly to form a pair of opposite stabilizing wings. The clutching arms are mounted on the main body by the fixing plates thereof fixed on two opposite sides of the main body. The holding portions face to and space away from each other under the main body. The two protecting blocks are made from resilient material and respectively adhered on two inner sides of the holding portions. A receiving space is formed among the protecting blocks and the two pairs of the stabilizing wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Chou Wang
  • Patent number: 8230567
    Abstract: A rollup device can save users time and energy on the side of the road when rolling up belts or tie down straps which secure a load on a flatbed trailer. The rollup device may be a piece of metal having a fitting centrally located therewithin. The piece of metal may fit into a roll-up on the side of the flatbed trailer. A drill, such as a 12V cordless drill, may be used to turn the rollup device by fitting a drill bit into the centrally located fitting. Powering the drill may turn the roll-up device and, therefore, roll up the belts or straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Eddie C. Denning
  • Patent number: 8176611
    Abstract: A pin removal assembly for use with an upper block of a crane includes a sheave support and a pin support. The upper block includes a frame, a plurality of sheaves, and a removable sheave pin that defines and axis of rotation for the sheaves and supports the sheaves within the frame. The pin removal assembly includes a sheave support mountable to the frame of the upper block and a pin support mountable to the frame of the upper block. The pin support is configured to support the sheave pin when the sheave pin is removed from the upper block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: MHE Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven K. Waisanen
  • Patent number: 8146223
    Abstract: A fixture for replacing brake spiders on heavy duty vehicle and truck axles includes an assembly with a flat reference surface and two internal bores just slightly larger than the respective inner and outer bearing surfaces on the axle having a damaged brake spider. The fixture may have specifically sized bores or may include a plurality of collars which can be utilized in pairs and mounted and retained within the fixture. The fixture also includes longitudinally adjustable rods or fingers extending therefrom which include blind threaded bores. During attachment of the new brake spider, threaded fasteners are inserted into the blind bores to temporarily and properly position the brake spider on the fixture and axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: James L. Ebert
  • Publication number: 20120036691
    Abstract: A bearing mounting and dismounting tool for mounting/dismounting a bearing in a mounting hole of a mechanical component includes: a first pipe having an internal diameter greater than an external diameter of the bearing, and an external diameter of the first pipe greater than a hole diameter of the mounting hole; a second pipe, coaxially aligned with the first pipe, and having an external diameter smaller than an internal diameter of the first pipe, and abuttable against a distal surface of the bearing; and an operating module for providing an action force to change relative positions of the first and second pipes; such that the first pipe is abutted against a peripheral wall of the mounting hole installed with the bearing, and the second pipe is abutted against the bearing, and the operating module changes the relative positions of the first and second pipes to mount/dismount the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: MUELLER-KUEPS, L.P.
  • Patent number: 8037587
    Abstract: A watercraft anode removal tool and method includes providing a zinc pencil that defines an anode inserted into a watercraft engine. A tool is provided for engaging the zinc pencil. The tool includes a cylinder having a first end, a second end and peripheral wall extending between the first and second ends. The first end has a well therein for receiving an end of the zinc pencil. The well is threaded and is threadably couplable to the zinc pencil. The cylinder is threadably coupled to the zinc pencil and the zinc pencil is pulled from the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Glenn R. Lott
  • Patent number: 7918003
    Abstract: The kingpin bushing installation tool is a dual-headed insertion tool for installing kingpin bushings within the cylinder cavities of a steering knuckle. The kingpin bushing installation tool includes a rod having opposed upper and lower ends. An upper bushing-engaging member is mounted on the upper end of the rod and includes an upper portion, an intermediate portion and a lower portion. The intermediate portion has a diameter greater than a diameter of the lower portion, and the upper portion has a diameter greater than the diameter of the intermediate portion. A lower bushing-engaging member is adjustably and removably mounted on the lower end of the rod and includes an upper portion, an intermediate portion and a lower portion. The intermediate portion thereof has a diameter greater than a diameter of the upper portion, and the lower portion has a diameter greater than the diameter of the intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew T. Acciardo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7849575
    Abstract: A seal removal tool includes a hollow cylindrical member, an advancing device, and a extracting device. The cylindrical member has an open, circular first end with a barbed knife-edge that has a perimeter with a diameter substantially equal to an inside diameter of an inner circular edge of an annular seal fitting snuggly around an exposed end of a shaft. A second end of the cylindrical member is partially closed with an enlarged threaded opening therein. The advancing device comprises a first threaded elongated rod element and a pressing portion for pressing against the partially closed second end. The extracting device comprises a second threaded elongated rod element having an enlarged tip for engaging the exposed end of the shaft after disengaging the advancing device. The enlarged tip is configured to screw into an enlarged threaded opening in the cylindrical member and to advance axially and press against the exposed end of the shaft as the second threaded elongated rod element is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Schlem Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Hume, Hubert Q. Stedman
  • 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