Screw Threaded Work-engager Patents (Class 29/264)
  • Patent number: 11235387
    Abstract: A workpiece processing method is a method for successively processing a plurality of workpieces including a first workpiece and a second workpiece in a single machining area. The workpiece processing method includes: performing additive manufacturing on the second workpiece in the machining area; and performing subtractive manufacturing on the first workpiece in the machining area while keeping on standby the second workpiece on which additive manufacturing is performed. In this way, the workpiece processing method with improved productivity is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Mori, Yuhei Mezawa, Shigeyuki Takashima, Shigetsugu Sakai, Makoto Fujishima
  • Patent number: 9802301
    Abstract: A multi-head, rack and pinion driven pulley puller including a rack and pinion drive assembly. The drive assembly includes a body member, a rack shaft, and a pinion gear, enclosed in the body member in one embodiment. The drive assembly further has a head that is adapted to receive a variety of puller assemblies, including a pivoting jaw puller assembly and a forked plate puller assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: David Caston
  • Patent number: 9695893
    Abstract: A fast-positioning brake slave cylinder adjuster includes a driving rod, an operation grip, a positioning mechanism, and a baffle. Therein, the driving rod engages a driving disk for being coupled with a brake slave cylinder, while the driving rod has a first thread section and a second thread section with different rotation directions. The operation grip drives the driving rod. The positioning mechanism is mounted around the driving rod, and capable of generating a clutching movement. When being de-clutched with the driving rod, the positioning mechanism is allowed to fast move axially along the driving rod; when being clutched with the driving rod, the positioning mechanism is allowed to be screwed to the first or second thread sections. The baffle is mounted around the outer periphery of the positioning mechanism. Therefore, with a fast adjusting function achieved, the adjusting operation is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: POUL CHANG METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 9693808
    Abstract: A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae. The optional crossbar may be polyaxially adjustably connected to bilateral implants. The system components may be provided in kits which provide components of various sizes and shapes. A set of surgical instruments may facilitate implantation of the facet joint replacement system by providing tools for bone preparation, trialing, implant insertion, implant alignment, and lock-out of modular interconnections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Joel R. Helgerson, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Patent number: 9690128
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. The liquid crystal display apparatus includes: a liquid crystal display panel; a first chassis; a second chassis; a circuit unit; a flexible substrate; a shield unit; and a pem-nut. The shield unit is disposed to surround at least a part of the flexible substrate and circuit unit and be bonded to at least a part of the flexible substrate. The pem-nut is exposed through a hole penetrating the shield unit and the circuit unit, and a bolt-insertion part is disposed. A top side of the pem-nut is positioned to be higher than a top side of the circuit unit. In the liquid crystal display apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the reliability of the liquid crystal display apparatus is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: ChangGong Kang, HyungGu Her, TaeMin Kim
  • Patent number: 9488073
    Abstract: An exemplary gear assembly support for use in a gas turbine engine includes a support member having a portion that is configured to be coupled to a gear assembly. Another portion of the support member is configured to be coupled to a housing in a gas turbine engine. The support member includes a plurality of removal features that each have a plurality of engaging surfaces to facilitate a pulling force on the support member in a direction parallel to an axis through a center of the support member. The engaging surfaces on each of the removal features are oriented relative to each other to resist any bending moment on the support member during application of the pulling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Otto
  • Patent number: 9476323
    Abstract: An exemplary gear assembly support for use in a gas turbine engine includes a support member having a portion that is configured to be coupled to a gear assembly. Another portion of the support member is configured to be coupled to a housing in a gas turbine engine. The support member includes a plurality of removal features that each have a plurality of engaging surfaces to facilitate a pulling force on the support member in a direction parallel to an axis through a center of the support member. The engaging surfaces on each of the removal features are oriented relative to each other to resist any bending moment on the support member during application of the pulling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Otto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140366351
    Abstract: A tool for inserting and fastening a replacement injector sleeve in the cylinder head of a diesel engine. The tool is part of an injector sleeve tool kit which also includes an injector sleeve removal tool. The installation tool includes an expandable mandril which is inserted into the injector sleeve and expands a portion of the sleeve causing a press fit of the sleeve within the cylinder head. The sleeve removal tool includes a tap having a longitudinal body and a threaded cutting head at one end and a bolt having a head at the other end. An extraction nut is threaded onto the threaded shaft of the drive member followed by a bearing surface member such as a spacer. A hollow cylinder or support sleeve having an internal diameter greater than the injector sleeve to be removed and an external diameter less than the diameter of the sleeve bore includes a shoulder member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tony Whitaker
  • Publication number: 20140345100
    Abstract: A pin puller comprising a pull rod, a limiting member, and a supporting sleeve. The pull rod comprising a threaded portion, and the limiting member is screwed on the threaded portion. The supporting sleeve defining a receiving through hole, and the threaded portion movably passing through the receiving hole thereby the supporting sleeve can be movably sleeved on the threaded portion and limited by the limiting member. One end of the threaded portion can be received in the receiving hole defining a stepped hole. The pin puller further comprising a locking member, the locking member can be detachably latched into the stepped hole, and partially protruding from the threaded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JIAN-MING HUANG, CHANG-XUE HE, HONG-LI GUAN
  • Publication number: 20140101909
    Abstract: A tool for removing an injector sleeve from the cylinder head of a diesel engine between the rocker arms while the head remains mounted to the engine block within the vehicle. The devices includes a tap having a longitudinal body and a threaded cutting head at one end. A drive member comprises a bolt having a head at one distal end. An extraction nut is threaded onto the threaded shaft of the drive member followed by a bearing surface member such as a spacer. A hollow cylinder or support sleeve having an internal diameter greater than the injector sleeve to be removed and an external diameter less than the diameter of the sleeve bore includes a shoulder member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Tony Whitaker
  • 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: 8533921
    Abstract: An assembly tool for assembly of a first component of a prosthesis to a second component of the prosthesis for use in joint arthroplasty. The tool includes a first member operably associated with the first component and defines a first member longitudinal axis thereof. A second member is operably associated with the second component and defines a second member longitudinal axis thereof. A washer system is coupled to the second member. A drive mechanism is coupled to washer system, such that as the drive mechanism is activated, the washer system rotates about the second member longitudinal axis and expands along the second member longitudinal axis, wherein such movement further causes the second member to move relative to the first member along the second member longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Leisinger, Daniel N. Huff, Donald E. McNulty, Rodney N. Satterthwaite
  • 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: 8490263
    Abstract: A tool for removing an injector sleeve from the cylinder head of a diesel engine between the rocker arms while the head remains mounted to the engine block within the vehicle. The devices includes a tap having a longitudinal body and a thread cutting head at one end. A drive member comprises a bolt having a head at one distal end. An extraction nut is threaded onto the threaded shaft of the drive member followed by a bearing surface member such as a spacer. A hollow cylinder or support sleeve having an internal diameter greater than the injector sleeve to be removed and an external diameter less than the diameter of the sleeve bore includes a shoulder member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Whitaker Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Whitaker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8458901
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electronic component embedded connector includes a first step for fixing a terminal to a fixing means; a second step for fixing electronic components to the fixing means; a third step for cutting connecting sections of the terminal fixed to the fixing means; a fourth step for connecting the electronic components fixed to the fixing means, to the terminal in which the connecting sections are cut off; and a fifth step for covering a section of the terminal other than terminal sections, and the electronic components by an insulating cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: Union Machinery Co., Ltd., Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamaguchi, Tetsu Hirose, Kenichi Abe
  • Patent number: 8356394
    Abstract: A standing valve retrieval tool for coupling to a standing valve to allow removal of the standing valve with a tap type puller or a fishing tool. The tool comprises a coupler having a first end and a second end, the first end removably connected to a standing valve within a downhole pump barrel and the second end oriented towards a movable downhole assembly also located within the downhole pump barrel above the standing valve. The coupler has a threaded opening extending within the second end for optionally receiving a tap type puller connector to remove the standing valve and a laterally projecting collar located along the second end for optionally receiving a fishing tool connector to remove the standing valve. The coupler also includes drainage openings extending through the second end for draining debris within the fluid to prevent the threaded opening from becoming plugged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventors: Kent Heinle, John Martinson, Dale Roller
  • Publication number: 20120301291
    Abstract: A tool for removing a pin from a casing is disclosed. The tool may generally include a rod configured to be coupled to a portion of the pin, a sleeve received on the rod and a flange member received on the sleeve. The flange member may be received on the sleeve such that the flange member is movable in a radial direction relative to the sleeve. Additionally, the tool may include a collar configured to be radially engaged between the flange member and the rod when the flange member is moved radially outwardly relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles V. Spanos, Charles Van Buchan, John William Herbold
  • Patent number: 8256081
    Abstract: A bearing remover is configured to cooperate with a puller to remove a bearing from an axle. The bearing remover includes a claw that has an opening to receive a portion of the axle, and a lip that can be inserted between the bearing and the wall. The bearing remover also includes a centering component that fits about the axle. The claw and centering component are mechanically coupled to assist in maintaining the claw about the bearing, and to transmit a force to the claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Gideon Fridman
  • Patent number: 8230566
    Abstract: a sleeve puller for pulling out a sleeve inserted in a panel, the sleeve having an inner wall that defines a hole, the sleeve puller including: a sleeve-engaging rod having a distal end and integrally including a sleeve-engaging portion, a screw rod continuous with the sleeve-engaging portion, and a wrenching portion continuous with the screw rod and opposite from the sleeve-engaging portion across the screw rod, the sleeve-engaging portion having a screw thread therein and having a tapered shape having a diameter smaller toward the distal end of the sleeve-engaging rod; a nut support including a slidable surface, a nut supporting surface opposite from the slidable surface, and a through hole extending throughout the nut support from the slidable surface to the nut supporting surface so as to allow the screw rod of the sleeve-engaging rod to be inserted therethrough; and a nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Kuritakoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Oguri
  • Patent number: 8214986
    Abstract: A valve stem puller or holder, comprising an elongated handle with a clevis at one end, the clevis being formed by two side portions, and a hollow, partly cylindrical stem connector pivotally mounted between the side portions and movable between a first position in which the stem connector is coaxial with said handle and a second position in which the axis of the stem connector is at a large angle to the handle. The stem connector has an inner end in the form of a nipple configured to receive air pressure supply means, and the base of the handle between the side portions has a spring mounted detent element positioned so as to interact with the inlet of the nipple to releasably hold the stem connector in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Randall (Sam) Clayton Kicksee
  • Patent number: 8214987
    Abstract: A remote vacuum or pressure sealing apparatus and method for making a radiation tolerant, remotely prepared seal that maintains a vacuum or pressure tight seal throughout a wide temperature range. The remote sealing apparatus includes a fixed threaded sealing surface on an isolated system, a gasket, and an insert consisting of a plug with a protruding sample holder. An insert coupling device, provided for inserting samples within the isolated system, includes a threaded fastener for cooperating with the fixed threaded sealing surface on the isolated system. The insert coupling device includes a locating pin for azimuthal orientation, coupling pins, a tooted coaxial socket wrench, and an insert coupling actuator for actuating the coupling pins. The remote aspect of the sealing apparatus maintains the isolation of the system from the user's environment, safely preserving the user and the system from detrimental effect from each respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: James David Brock, Christopher D. Keith
  • Publication number: 20120131777
    Abstract: An embodiment of this golf club shaft extractor has a slotted externally threaded member and an internally threaded member. The externally threaded member, using its slot, is placed on the shaft, and the internally threaded member is placed on the shaft over the shaft's grip, and these members are then joined by their threads. A vise then clamps the shaft such that the club head's hosel touches and centers in a tapered cavity in the externally threaded member, and the internally threaded member touches the vise. After the hosel is heated to weaken the shaft's adhesive bond, while preventing rotation of the externally threaded member, the internally threaded member is rotated in a direction which reduces the thread engagement distance, thereby increasing the overall length of the joined members and pushing the head away from the shaft. This extractor is relatively low in cost, using items commonly possessed by club fitters to reduce the number of additional parts required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Barry Lyn Holtzman
  • Patent number: 8132331
    Abstract: An apparatus that aids in the removal of heavy-duty universal joints or Spicer® joints is herein disclosed. The apparatus is comprised of a metal plate approximately four (4) inches long and two-and-a-half (2½) inches wide. Two (2) outer apertures in the metal plate attach to the corresponding retaining bolt holes on an existing universal joint. The inner hole has a driver shaft driven by a three-quarter (¾) inch hex fitting. This driver shaft facilitates the removal of the joint caps of the universal joint. The apparatus is secure and will not slip or reposition itself while in use. When finished, the apparatus is removed from the drive shaft. The use of the apparatus allows for the removal of heavy-duty universal joints in an efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Rutherford
  • Patent number: 8020842
    Abstract: The clamping or gripping tool comprises a first member (18) and a second member which are capable of relative movement under the action of a drive system of the screw-nut type, the said nut being incapable of translational movement relative to the first member (18), and a compensation system (46) inserted between the first member (18) and a movable support (14) secured to the nut (12) to reset the position of this first member (18) with respect to the second member. The compensation system comprises a compensating disc (68) that rotates as one with a hub (50) screwed around the movable support (14), a measurement disc (80) mounted on the movable support (14) via a freewheel mechanism (76) and at least one energy-storing spring (74) inserted between the compensating disc (68) and the measurement disc (80) so that the memorizing of the degree of wear of the component parts is materialized in the relative angular position of the measurement disc (80) with respect to the movable support (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Loriot, Christian Salesse
  • Publication number: 20110192003
    Abstract: An arrowhead removal device and a method of use thereof for removing an arrowhead comprising: a housing, wherein said housing includes openings that extend the length of the housing. A plurality of equally spaced slots is provided on the housing. The removal device further includes an attachment shaft, wherein said attachment shaft includes a threaded surface. The attachment shaft includes a first opening with a first diameter and a second opening with a second diameter where the second diameter is smaller than the first diameter, the first opening extending along a portion of the length of the shaft and abuts the second opening where the second opening extends further along the length of the shaft. The removal device also includes a means to move the shaft through the openings of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Walter Nabity
  • Patent number: 7987571
    Abstract: A system for removing single handle cartridges from housings of faucets and showers comprised of a core puller and a sleeve puller. The core and the sleeve of the cartridge are pulled in two separate steps. The core is pulled by attaching the core puller to the stem of the core with the open end of the core puller placed against the faucet/shower housing. The T-handle of the core puller is turned pulling the core out of the sleeve of the cartridge. The sleeve of the cartridge is then loosened using the sleeve puller which is expansively attached to the sleeve and twisted left and right sharply until the sleeve rotates inside the housing. The sleeve is then pulled by attaching the core puller to the outer end of the sleeve puller and turning the T-handle of the core puller to pull the sleeve puller and sleeve from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Le Roy English
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100095500
    Abstract: A tool is disclosed herein used for removing an injector sleeve from the cylinder head of a diesel engine between the rocker arms while the head remains mounted to the engine block within the vehicle. The devices includes a tap having a longitudinal body has a thread cutting head at one end and an axial threaded bore at the opposing end. A drive member comprises a bolt having a head at one distal end and a threaded shaft body portion. An extraction nut is threaded onto the threaded shaft of the drive member followed by a bearing surface member such as a spacer. A washer having an axial hole sized for movable engagement on the threaded shaft is disposed on the threaded shaft after the spacer. A hollow cylinder or support sleeve having an internal diameter greater than the injector sleeve to be removed and an external diameter less than the diameter of the sleeve bore includes a shoulder member projecting outwardly from the exterior of the support sleeve at a selected point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Tony Whitaker
  • Patent number: 7661182
    Abstract: A pulley removal tool. The tool includes circular base having a working side and a wrench engaging side. U-shaped flanges extend outwardly from the reverse side of the base. The flanges having fingers and groves therein sized and shaped for close mating engagement drive groove outer surface features of a selected serpentine belt pulley. A threaded drive bolt is provided for working engagement with a shaft end, so that by mechanical leverage between the pulley removal tool and the threaded drive bolt, force is exerted on the shaft end to drive the pulley removal tool away from the shaft end while the pulley removal tool securely grasps the pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Colin Cantrell
  • Publication number: 20090313799
    Abstract: a sleeve puller for pulling out a sleeve inserted in a panel, the sleeve having an inner wall that defines a hole, the sleeve puller including: a sleeve-engaging rod having a distal end and integrally including a sleeve-engaging portion, a screw rod continuous with the sleeve-engaging portion, and a wrenching portion continuous with the screw rod and opposite from the sleeve-engaging portion across the screw rod, the sleeve-engaging portion having a screw thread therein and having a tapered shape having a diameter smaller toward the distal end of the sleeve-engaging rod; a nut support including a slidable surface, a nut supporting surface opposite from the slidable surface, and a through hole extending throughout the nut support from the slidable surface to the nut supporting surface so as to allow the screw rod of the sleeve-engaging rod to be inserted therethrough; and a nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: KURITAKOKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideo OGURI
  • Patent number: 7628835
    Abstract: In a fastening portion for fastening an upper retaining portion and a lower retaining portion by means of a mounting screw, the upper retaining portion has a screw hole and a cylindrical guide formed around and above the screw hole. Further, a projection is formed on the inner wall of the cylindrical guide at an upper portion thereof. In a loosened condition of the mounting screw where it is disengaged from a screw hole, the head portion of the mounting screw is caught to be retained by the projection. The upper portion of the cylindrical guide is tapered so that it has an inner diameter smaller than the diameter of the head portion of the mounting screw. Accordingly, even when the upper retaining portion is turned upside down in the loosened condition of the mounting screw, the mounting screw does not fall down from the upper retaining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadanori Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 7475465
    Abstract: The present invention is used for removal of compression sleeves from cylindrical objects. An outer body may have a bore longitudinally therethrough, an exteriorly threaded attachment end, and a second end with an interior wall of the bore threaded adjacent the second end. An inner element may have a bore longitudinally therethrough and may have a threaded end for threadable engagement with the outer body threaded interior wall. A push rod may have a force portion for insertion in the inner element bore and may be attached to the inner element. A push portion of the push rod may be slidably disposed in the outer body bore when the inner element may be threadably engaged in the outer body. The inner element may have a torque portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: James Weiss
  • Patent number: 7458141
    Abstract: The installation kit is used to install a garbage disposer. The kit is used to apply a compressive force to the sink flange during installation of a plumbing element, such as a strainer assembly, and also to support the motor/chopping assembly. The kit facilitates fast and safe installation of the garbage disposer by a single installer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Innovative Pioneer, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Goldburt, Yuriy Malakhov, Aleksandr Malakhov
  • Patent number: 7421769
    Abstract: A stud installation tool includes a thrust bearing mounted within an annular housing so that the bearing may be brought in contact with a wheel hub plate and fitted around a stud which is to be drawn into the plate. Lug nuts for the stud may be tightened against the tool thereby eliminating the necessity for special sizes and styles of stud nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Lisle Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lawrence, Robert Bolmarcich, Randall J. Ploeger
  • Patent number: 7255482
    Abstract: A bearing apparatus for a vehicle driving wheel has a pre-loading mechanism formed in the serration fitted portion between the stem portion of the outer joint member and the wheel hub. A fastening member combines the wheel hub and the outer joint member. A releasing member, adapted to be arranged on the wheel hub, enables removal of the fastening mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventor: Ken Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7120981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crank arm remover for a bicycle, which includes a screw bolt and a threaded sleeve. The screw bolt is provided at an end with a corner portion which is to be pushed by a grip handle, another end of the screw bolt is provided with an abutting block. The threaded sleeve is screwed on the screw bolt. The characteristics of this present invention are that the abutting block has more than one layer of abutting portion, and the respective layers of abutting portion have different sizes. By such arrangements, this crank arm remover will be operable to assemble and disassemble the crank arm of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Hung-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 7017678
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tool assembly for improving the insertion of threaded studs into confined spaces. The tool assembly includes a shaft having a bearing surface and defining an opening that is spaced apart from the bearing surface. The tool assembly also includes a sleeve having a threaded inside surface portion and a non-threaded inside surface portion, the non-threaded inside surface portion defining an opening, the sleeve mounted to the shaft with the sleeve opening aligned with the shaft opening. The tool assembly further includes a stop member positioned in the shaft opening and sleeve opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Muhannad S. Alqadhi
  • Patent number: 6990713
    Abstract: A steering column pivot pin removal tool includes a bridge support with a jack nut having a cap screw threaded therethrough for engagement with a pivot pin of a steering assembly. The jack nut is held in place by an O-ring. Clockwise rotation of the jack nut effects withdrawal of the pivot pin engaged by the cap screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Lisle Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Tally, Timothy V. Geist
  • Patent number: 6877198
    Abstract: A liner remover and installer assembly for a cylinder that includes a base having an opening to receive a rod with a tool at an end, an adjustment member and a support member. The support member can have an alignment feature adapted to mate with a dowel pin on an engine block. The tool can be a liner installer or remover. The liner remover can have a shoe with a lip. The support member and the lip can be made from a material that will not score the engine such as aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Shevela
  • Patent number: 6862790
    Abstract: A dimpling device is provided with a slide rod, a first workpiece holder, and a second workpiece holder. The slide rod is slidably fitted around a center pin running through rivet holes. The first workpiece holder is slidably and detachably fitted around the slide rod. The second workpiece holder is detachably fixed to the center pin. The first and second workpiece holders have holding surfaces with curvatures that have been preselected to conform to the curvatures of the surfaces of workpieces. The slide rod has a punch and the second workpiece holder has a die. When the workpieces are held together by the holding surfaces, a nut is rotated to move the punch into a cooperative relationship with the die, thereby dimpling the surroundings of the rivet holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kato
  • Patent number: 6832426
    Abstract: A device for decoupling an inner part and an outer part of a constant velocity joint from each other has a fastening element for gripping the inner part, an annular part placed in the end of the outer part of the joint and a nut that fits to the thread in the end of the outer part, which nut is wider than the hole in the annular part and the parts can be decoupled in a simple and safe way and without breaking the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Tuomas-Trading Oy
    Inventor: Asko Ojavuo
  • Patent number: 6823574
    Abstract: A puller tool for installing wheel studs in a wheel hub comprises an outer sleeve having an axially extending passage, a washer defining a radial detent shoulder about the passage at one end of the sleeve, an actuating bolt including a threaded shank axially insertable into the passage and an enlarged head that engages the detent shoulder to prevent further insertion of the actuating bolt into the passage, and a puller member insertable into the passage for axially directed travel relative to the sleeve. The puller member is axially slidable relative to the outer sleeve by rotation of the actuating bolt which mates with a threaded hole in the puller member, and the puller member is prevented from rotating relative to the outer sleeve as it travels through a range of axial positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Richard C. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20040148749
    Abstract: A puller tool for installing wheel studs in a wheel hub comprises an outer sleeve having an axially extending passage, a washer defining a radial detent shoulder about the passage at one end of the sleeve, an actuating bolt including a threaded shank axially insertable into the passage and an enlarged head that engages the detent shoulder to prevent further insertion of the actuating bolt into the passage, and a puller member insertable into the passage for axially directed travel relative to the sleeve. The puller member is axially slidable relative to the outer sleeve by rotation of the actuating bolt which mates with a threaded hole in the puller member, and the puller member is prevented from rotating relative to the outer sleeve as it travels through a range of axial positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Richard C. Swanson
  • Patent number: 6684472
    Abstract: A pulling tool (1) of the type used on the end of a shaft (2) to remove a mechanical part (3) that is force-fitted or stuck to the shaft (2). The tool includes a threaded rod (20) and a body (5) to which legs (6) are hinged. A sleeve is designed to be mounted on the threaded rod (20) and to form a bearing member for a member (27) which inhibits rotation of the legs (6) during screwing of the threaded rod. Thus, the sleeve acts as a member for protecting the threaded rod (20) from the rotation-inhibiting member (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Facom
    Inventors: Foued Abdelmoula, Jean-Pierre Vanderdood
  • Patent number: 6671959
    Abstract: A tool for extracting a bearing race from a bearing support structure. The tool is sufficiently narrow for sideways insertion into the bearing race. The tool can then be rotated within the race so that the tool engages with an annular flange of the bearing race. A threaded bolt engaged in a threaded bore of the tool is used to extract the bearing race from the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Michael D. Skaggs
  • Patent number: 6643904
    Abstract: A shank removal tool for removing a shank from a carburetor includes a sleeve having a substantially closed back end, a substantially open front end, and a perimeter wall defining an interior. The back end has a hole. A threading member has a front end portion being positioned in the sleeve and a back end portion extending from the interior of the sleeve through the hole. Tapping threads are formed on the threading member. An engaging structure is mounted on the back end portion of the threading member. The black end portion is rotatable in the hole with respect to the sleeve for permitting rotational movement of the threading member with respect to the sleeve by the engaging structure. Also, the back end portion of the threading member is axially slidable through the hole of the sleeve for permitting axial movement of the threading member with respect to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: James D. Hedspeth
  • Patent number: 6637089
    Abstract: A puller (10) for removing a compression sleeve from a pipe (38) generally comprised of a cylindrical body (24) containing on one end an internal cavity (28) to receive the pipe (38) and an external double thread (30) to engage a compression nut (34) and on the opposite end a threaded through screw (14) entering the cavity (28). A disk (22) attached at one end of the screw (14) bears on the end of the pipe (38) and a torque handle (12) at the other end is used to supply increasing pressure against the end of the pipe (38). The puller (10) is threadably attached to the compression nut (34) placing the pipe (38) into the internal cavity (28) against the disk (22) while the compression sleeve (36) is contained between the compression nut (34) and the puller (10). Turning the torque handle (12) urges the compression nut (34) and the compression sleeve (36) toward the end of the pipe (38) until the compression nut (34) and compression sleeve (36) are freed from the pipe (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Richard LeRoy English
  • Patent number: 6609283
    Abstract: A convertible external/internal puller device for pulling bearings and races from within and about objects such as shafts and axles and other machine parts. The convertible external/internal puller device includes a support frame; and also includes an elongate tubular support member being disposed within the support frame and having a threaded bore extending therethrough and also being externally threaded; and further includes a jaw support member being adjustably threaded upon the elongate tubular support member; and also includes a plurality of interchangeable jaw members being pivotally attached with fasteners to the jaw support member and being guided by the support frame; and also includes an elongate press member being threaded through the elongate tubular support member and having a first end and a second end which is adapted to engage an object; and further includes a handle member being mounted to the elongate tubular support member for rotating the elongate tubular support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: Dean S. Somerville