Having Lever Operator Patents (Class 29/267)
  • Patent number: 10840644
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to a circuit board assembly configured for parallel plugged card removal are disclosed. A circuit board assembly includes a main circuit board configured to dock an expansion card in a parallel arrangement, at least two circuit board connectors disposed on a surface of the main circuit board and operable to receive respective plug connectors of the expansion card, and a pivoting assembly comprising a plurality of lever arms, the pivoting assembly being coupled to main circuit board such that a first circuit board connector is disposed between a first pair of lever arms and a second circuit board connector is disposed between a second pair of lever arms, wherein a force applied to the pivoting assembly in direction approaching the main circuit board is translated to a force applied by each lever arm in direction away from the main circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon R. Christenson, Scott A. Shurson, Eric A. Eckberg
  • Patent number: 10784622
    Abstract: An adjustable spacer is provided. The adjustable spacer includes a first body having a first retention member for securing or retaining the first body to a support member and a second body having a tapered cross-section. The second body is positionable along a surface of the first body to adjust a thickness across a combination of the first body and the second body, and the first body has a second retention member for retaining the second body to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Youngbae Park, Gary Myers, Matthew Gawlowski, Rui Jia
  • Patent number: 10464162
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus for supplying a welding tip of a welder and an apparatus for replacing the same, which can automatically supply or replace a welding tip of a welding robot that is used in a vehicle body production factory, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kwang-Sul Choi
  • Patent number: 10330713
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) having a touch sensitive user interface is provided. The intelligent electronic device includes a housing; at least one sensor coupled to the electric circuit and configured to measure at least one parameter of the electrical circuit and generate at least one analog signal indicative of the at least one parameter; at least one analog to digital converter coupled to the at least one sensor and configured to receive the at least one analog signal and convert the at least one analog signal to at least one digital signal; at least one processor configured to receive the at least one digital signal and calculate at least one power parameter of the electrical circuit; and an user interface configured to receive input from a user, the user interface including at least one touch sensitive sensor configured to detect the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRO INDUSTRIES/GAUGE TECH
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 10322500
    Abstract: A hinge pin extractor operable to urge a pin out of engagement with a hinge assembly can include a base, a receiver, a plunger, and a lever. The receiver can be mounted to the base to engage a portion of the hinge assembly. The plunger can be mounted to the base and configured to urge a pin of the hinge assembly out of engagement during movement from the first end limit of travel to the second end limit of travel. The lever can be pivotally engaged with the base and disposed to engage the plunger to move the plunger along the rectilinear path. The lever and the base and the plunger can be engaged such that pivoting motion of the lever is transmitted to rectilinear motion of the plunger through a single, fixed fulcrum positioned directly in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: John Vandevelde
  • Patent number: 10307815
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a joining element or functional element to a component section, wherein the apparatus is provided for a tool for attaching a joining element or functional element to a component section with a punch which is movable forward in a linear manner and is movable back again, wherein, during its forward movement, the punch entrains a joining element or functional element out of the presentation position on the apparatus and slides it into a guide line of the apparatus. According to the present invention, at least two positioning strips are present which extend along the guide line, wherein the at least two positioning strips reach into the region of the presentation position such that the positioning strips are present laterally next to a joining element or functional element which is situated in the presentation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Tox Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Badent, Roland Wendt
  • Patent number: 10286722
    Abstract: A marker-making kit for assembling a marking device having a user-determined mixture of marking solution is provided. The kit includes a base unit coupled to a marker positioning mechanism and a press mechanism. A mixing tube holder secures a mixing tube used for collecting a desired amount of one or more marker fluids. A mixed marker solution is combined, including any number of different colors of marker fluid, and used to saturate a marker reservoir. The saturated reservoir may then be transferred to a maker barrel positioned near the press mechanism. By applying an amount of force with a marker compression arm, a completed marker is secured, enclosing the marker reservoir inside a marker barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CRAYOLA LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Henry, Joseph Moll, James Allen, David A. Cziraky
  • Patent number: 10080431
    Abstract: An outdoor telecommunications equipment enclosure includes a dome, a base for receiving the dome, and a slide lock assembly for coupling the dome to the base. The slide lock assembly includes a housing coupled to one of the dome and the base and defining a channel and a slider positioned within the channel. The slider is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position for engaging the other one of the dome and the base. In one example embodiment, one of the slider and the housing includes multiple protrusions in contact with the other one of the slider and the housing. The protrusions inhibit surface contact between the slider and the housing. In another example embodiment, the slide lock assembly includes a gasket, seal and/or plug to inhibit ingress of debris into the slide lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Vertiv Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Shen-Meng Chen, Daniel Sedlecky, Jerome A. Maloney
  • Patent number: 10046446
    Abstract: A hinge pin extractor operable to urge a pin out of engagement with a hinge assembly can include a base, a receiver, a plunger, and a lever. The receiver can be mounted to the base and configured to engage a portion of the hinge assembly. The plunger can be mounted to the base and configured to urge a pin of the hinge assembly out of engagement during movement from the first end limit of travel to the second end limit of travel. The lever can be pivotally engaged with the base and disposed to engage the plunger to move the plunger along the rectilinear path. The lever and the base and the plunger can be engaged such that pivoting motion of the lever is transmitted to rectilinear motion of the plunger through at least one fulcrum defined in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: John Vandevelde
  • Patent number: 9957977
    Abstract: A tool for installing a flexible impeller within a water pump includes a sleeve having a diameter smaller than an initial diameter of an impeller in a relaxed state, a support extending about an end of the sleeve, and a translation assembly engaged with the support and configured for translating a pushing surface of the translation assembly. In operation, an impeller is contracted into a constrained state and placed in the sleeve, the sleeve is then positioned proximal or in engagement with an opening of the water pump, and the translation assembly is translated such that the pushing surface pushes the impeller into the engine assembly as the translation assembly is translated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Global Marine, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Alan Benford
  • Patent number: 9713276
    Abstract: A removal device includes a wrench part, a handle part, and a thrust control apparatus. The wrench part and the handle part are in a split structure. The wrench part is rotatably connected to a daughter-board panel, and the wrench part is rotatably connected to the handle part. The wrench part includes a bayonet end and a wrench connecting end. A bayonet is provided on the bayonet end, and the bayonet is clamped on the subrack. The handle part includes a handle connecting end and a handle end. A thrust control apparatus is disposed at a junction between the wrench connecting end and the handle connecting end. The thrust control apparatus is configured to restrict motion of the handle part relative to the wrench part, and control maximum thrust when force is applied to the handle end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Chen
  • Patent number: 9644931
    Abstract: Ammunition case priming tool, associated components, and methods of use. The priming tool can be adjustable to adjust a primer seating depth in the ammunition case. An actuation mechanism includes an actuator and a primer driver drivable by the actuator for seating the primer in the case. A stop engages the primer driver to limit travel of a priming head in a priming direction to determine seating depth of the primer. The priming tool can be configured for the priming head to return to a consistent home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Michael Cottrell, Jeremy Harvey, Glenn He, Tim Kinney, Michael Poehlman, James Tayon, James Gianladis, Adam J. Birk, Matthew Kinamore
  • Patent number: 9577398
    Abstract: The assisting tool for a connector includes a mounting member able to be mounted in a first housing having a first connector able to mate with a second connector in a second housing, and an operating member able to rotate with respect to the mounting member. Here, the operating member has a lever portion, the operating member is mounted in the first housing, and the lever portion contacts the second housing and applies pressure to the second housing in the direction releasing the mated first connector and second connector when the operating member is rotated while the first connector is mated with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Teruki Nagase, Masahiro Osawa, Koji Chikano
  • Patent number: 9187302
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably attaching a pushing tool to one work piece such that a pushing force can be applied to a second work piece and allow alignment of the two work pieces for joining the work pieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Gerald L. Dasbach, Will Harris
  • Patent number: 9085068
    Abstract: A pitman arm removal tool and method of removing a pitman arm from a steering box shaft is provided. The pitman arm removal tool includes a puller arm for engaging a lower surface of the pitman arm. A lever arm is disposed a second surface of the pitman arm, in substantially spaced opposed relation with the puller arm. A linking arm connects a first end of the lever arm to a first end of the puller arm, the linking arm being pivotally connected to the lever arm and the puller arm. A bolt assembly connects a second end of the lever arm to a second end of the puller arm, the bolt assembly being adjustable to draw the puller arm closer to the lever arm, thereby urging the pitman arm to traverse the steering box shaft and out of engagement with the steering box shaft spline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Schley Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Schley, Timothy Hume
  • Patent number: 8950755
    Abstract: A handheld tool is for facilitating installation of a resilient, elongate, generally rectangle-profiled gasket designed to tightly fit inside and along the partially obstructed perimetric channel of a watertight doorway onboard a marine vessel. As typically embodied, the inventive tool includes a straight handle (e.g., shaft or rod) and a head. The head includes a right-triangle profiled section and an L-shape-profiled section. The handle is perpendicularly connected to the hypotenuse surface of the right-triangle profiled section. The L-shape-profiled section has two interior surfaces forming an interior right angle that faces away from the hypotenuse surface. The bisector of the interior right angle is parallel to the handle and perpendicular to the hypotenuse surface. A user holds the inventive tool by the handle, controls the gasket so that a rectangular corner portion of the gasket fits inside the L-shape-profiled section's interior right angle, and forcefully manipulates the gasket into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert C. Redfern, Constantine V. Pappas, Ronnie L. Ball
  • Patent number: 8925364
    Abstract: A crimp cover closing tool is provided with a pair of curved force transmitting members joined at a fulcrum and forming opposed jaws. The jaws each have an angularly offset tip with interiorly disposed opposable spherical forming surfaces, a radius of curvature of about 2.1 mm and a depth of about 1.5 mm. The overall length of the tool is about 130 mm. The opposable spherical forming surfaces are spaced from the fulcrum by a distance of at least 30 mm. The tip of the forming tool has an angle of offset of about 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Nikhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 8869369
    Abstract: The invention is essentially a quick-change blade carrier for a blade mounted to a rotary drive shaft (such as on a mower) has an internally threaded bore. The carrier includes a housing linked by its cap to the rotary drive shaft, and enclosing a blade-locking member having a blade-locking tip downstanding from its underside; the device also includes a locking means (such as a compression spring) to bias the blade-locking member (and tip) downward through a center hole in the blade held within a channel in the bottom of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob J Roach
  • Publication number: 20140291115
    Abstract: A method of disconnecting a slat from a wheel assembly that is used with a positive displacement sorter having a plurality of parallel laterally extending slats and a pair of wheel assemblies, each interconnecting common end portions of the slats thereby defining an endless web that travels in a longitudinal direction. An upper surface of the web defines an article-conveying surface. The sorter has a plurality of pusher shoes travelling along the slats in order to laterally displace articles on said conveying surface. The sorter further has a plurality of attachment mechanisms, each attaching an end portion of one of the slats to one of the wheel assemblies. Each of the attachment mechanisms includes at least one locking member. The locking member includes a pin on the slat engaging an opening in one of the wheel assemblies. A retraction tool is positioned against one of the wheel assemblies adjacent to the slat to be disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas H. Triesenberg, Jeffrey S. DeVries, Dennis J. Schuitema
  • Publication number: 20140250655
    Abstract: A device for removing a pool or deck cover anchor includes a base having a front, a rear, and two sides; a swivel rotatably attached to the front of the base with dowel pins so that the swivel will rotate to stay level; a U-shaped gripping element on the swivel, adapted to grip the anchor; a handle attached to the rear of the base, the handle being substantially longer than the swivel; a handle stop on the handle; and wheels rotatably attached to the sides of the base; wherein the handle, base, and swivel form a lever and the wheels allow the tool to roll so that a generally downward force on the handle produces a straight vertical force on the anchor that lifts the anchor out of the ground. Methods for removing and replacing anchors utilize the tool as further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Vernon Eugene Arivett
  • Patent number: 8713776
    Abstract: An installation tool and method are disclosed for installing a combustion liner within a combustor. The installation tool comprises a frame and a pusher block. The frame includes a substantially horizontal member and a plurality of side members. The pusher block is disposed between the side members and may be configured to push against the combustion liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John William Herbold
  • Patent number: 8707533
    Abstract: A brake drum spring release tool includes a straight elongate rod member with a laterally projecting lever arm extending from one side and an extended hook member from the end of the rod member. The lever arm acts as a fulcrum when positioned on a drum brake spring simultaneously engaged by a hook member. Placing a generally lateral force on the grip end of the tool will cause rotational force imparted by the hook member on the spring typically with a mechanical advantage associated with the fulcrum of the lever arm to thereby release the spring from a drum brake shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lisle Corporation
    Inventors: Ken D. Livingston, Randall J. Ploeger
  • Patent number: 8695189
    Abstract: A cutting tool key is suitable for mounting and extracting a cutting insert into and from an insert receiving slot of a cutting tool holder blade. The key includes an elongated protrusion having first and second engagement portions with a pivot axis formed in the first engagement portion. The insert receiving slot has a holder axis extending in a forward-to-rearward direction, and a clamping-jaw surface facing a base-jaw surface. The base jaw surface has a holder-passage opening out to the holder's side surfaces, and the insert has an insert-passage opening out to the insert's lateral surfaces. The first and second engagement portions engage the holder-passage and insert-passage, respectively, with the pivot axis in the holder-passage. Rotating the key in an extraction direction about the pivot axis applies extraction-force on the insert. Rotating the key in a mounting direction, opposite to the extraction direction, applies a mounting-force on the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Patent number: 8683668
    Abstract: A manually operable tool for engaging a grommet including a tool body having a first end having a handle, a second end having an opening to a tubular portion adapted for engagement with a peg, and a shaft segment. A clamp body is movably attached to the tool body, the clamp body includes a sleeve slidably coupled to the tool body around the shaft segment, a grommet clamp, and a control arm attached to the clamp body; wherein the control arm is adjustable between a first position and a second position; and first and second clamp jaws are movable relative to each other between an open clamp position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel L. Herwig
  • Patent number: 8677603
    Abstract: Tool for forming drop tube connectors for connecting between a sap producing sugar maple tree and a collection conduit by providing for the measurement, cutting and application of fixture fittings within a single unit. The cutting and fixture application features are actuated by a single operating lever. Operation of the tool can be facilitated indoors or out, allowing a single drop to be made in the field or thousands of drops to be made indoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley James Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20140000085
    Abstract: A tool for use with a fastener is provided. Another aspect employs a removal tool for use with a photovoltaic fastener. In one aspect, a photovoltaic frame attachment apparatus includes a photovoltaic module including a peripheral frame, a strut or rail and a snap-in clip or fastener. In another aspect, a single-piece fastener includes at least one flexible wing matable with an opening in a strut, a flexible tongue internally projecting in a central manner from a top wall of a body, and a slot adapted to receive a portion of a photovoltaic panel frame. In a further aspect, a tool is rotated to disengage a central tongue of a fastener from a photovoltaic frame. Yet another aspect employs a tool to compress a finger and/or wing to allow fastener removal from a strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: William Teller, Brian C. Cheung, Luc DuPont, Elio G. Evangelista, Dorian J. Kilgore
  • Patent number: 8615862
    Abstract: A membrane puller and related method. The puller includes a frame including a front end and a rear end, a lever assembly, a clamp assembly carried by the frame and including an elongate body slidably received by the front end of the frame and a clamp member fixed to the body, and a cable having one end attached to the lever assembly and another end attached to the clamp assembly, wherein the lever assembly is movable toward the front end of the frame to place the cable in tension to pull the clamp assembly toward the front end of the frame such that the elongate body slidably moves toward the rear end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Duro-Last, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Traska
  • Patent number: 8567029
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a knockout region from a saw blade includes an elongate body having a center axis. A distal end of the elongate body can include a head, having a concave region, wherein the concave region has a fulcrum section. A slot includes a first surface and a second surface opposite the second surface. The first surface and the second surface preferably are separated be a width greater than the thickness of the saw blade. The slot is positioned rearward of the concave region and is angled at a substantially acute angle relative to the center axis. The concave region is sized and shaped such that the fulcrum section contacts a first face of the saw blade and the slot is sized and shaped such that the first surface of the slot contacts a second face of the saw blade. Preferably, the fulcrum region engages the first region and the slot engages the second portion at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: J.A.O. Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Oymaian
  • Patent number: 8516875
    Abstract: A repairing kit for automotive dents includes a body, a draw bar, a spring, a pull seat, a pull piece, a grab bar, a handle, two foot stands and two foot pieces. The repairing kit can be used to repair automotive dents and restore a smooth surface to an automobile using a DIY method, without damaging the baking finish surface after repairing the automotive dent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Yi-Chang Chan
  • Publication number: 20130202417
    Abstract: A component removal apparatus for use with a turbine engine is provided. The apparatus includes a main body and at least one alignment member that extends from the main body, wherein the alignment member is configured to position the apparatus relative to at least a portion of a component of the turbine engine. At least one leg member extends outwardly from at least one end portion of the main body. At least one lifting member is coupled to the leg member and is configured to apply a force to the leg member and/or the main body to facilitate the removal of the component from the turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Vaughan Spanos, Randall Stephen Corn, John William Herbold
  • Patent number: 8499436
    Abstract: A tool device includes a support lever having two screw holes, a pressing lever, an adjusting member is threaded with one of the screw holes and pivotally coupled to the middle portion of the pressing lever, and a pressing member is threaded with the other screw hole of the support lever and has an end portion for engaging with a rear portion of the pressing lever, a holding member is attached to the support lever and includes a front portion having an opening, and a retaining member is changeably attached to the support lever for engaging with the holding member and for selectively engaging or retaining the ball joint or universal joint between the retaining member and the pressing lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Wei nan Shen
  • 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: 8484818
    Abstract: System(s), method(s), and device(s) that facilitate efficient removal of a nut(s) from a wheel stud or bolt are presented. A nut removal facilitator device comprises a first arm with a holder component, wherein the first arm is attached to a lever component and a second arm, which includes a force applicator component. A socket of a wrench is placed on a desired nut, with the wrench handle portion near the socket held within the holder component and an end portion of the wrench handle in contact with the force applicator component. A force can be received at the top portion of the lever component is leveraged based on the length of the lever component. The leveraged force is transferred to the force applicator component which applies the transferred force to the wrench handle to move the handle and socket in the desired direction to loosen and remove the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: B & H Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Ritorto, Jr., Christopher Robert Lattanzio
  • Publication number: 20130167345
    Abstract: A cutting tool key is suitable for mounting and extracting a cutting insert into and from an insert receiving slot of a cutting tool holder blade. The key includes an elongated protrusion having first and second engagement portions with a pivot axis formed in the first engagement portion. The insert receiving slot has a holder axis extending in a forward-to-rearward direction, and a clamping-jaw surface facing a base-jaw surface. The base jaw surface has a holder-passage opening out to the holder's side surfaces, and the insert has an insert-passage opening out to the insert's lateral surfaces. The first and second engagement portions engage the holder-passage and insert-passage, respectively, with the pivot axis in the holder-passage. Rotating the key in an extraction direction about the pivot axis applies extraction-force on the insert. Rotating the key in a mounting direction, opposite to the extraction direction, applies a mounting-force on the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Publication number: 20130161154
    Abstract: A positive displacement sorter includes a plurality of parallel laterally extending slats and a pair of wheel assemblies, each interconnecting common end portions of the slats thereby defining an endless web that travels in a longitudinal direction. An upper surface of the web defines an article-conveying surface. A plurality of pusher shoes travel along the slats in order to laterally displace articles on the conveying surface. A plurality of attachment mechanisms are provided. Each of the attachment mechanisms attaches an end portion of one of the slats to one of the wheel assemblies. Each of the attachment mechanisms includes a shoulder and a collar and at least one locking member. The collar engages the shoulder thereby providing retention of the slat to the wheel assembly. The locking member provides retention of the collar on the shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Dematic Corp.
    Inventor: Dematic Corp.
  • Publication number: 20130047389
    Abstract: A hand tool for inserting a large variety of connector components into narrow plastic irrigation piping is disclosed. This tool is an improved and progressive development of my previous Israeli patent no: 152089 in that it is designed to work with a large variety of connector components and is designed to accommodate both sizes of narrow spaghetti piping, whereas the previous patent could accommodate only a single size of narrow piping. The tool as shown in FIG. 2 has a body onto which all the elements are connected and the body is configured to sit comfortably in the palm of the hand. When pressing down on the handle, the grips secure the narrow piping and cause a connector component, deployed in appropriate recess provided in the tool to be easily inserted into the narrow piping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Mordechai ELDAR
  • Patent number: 8375545
    Abstract: An automotive tool serving as a pinch bar and lever for gripping an automotive suspension workpiece between first and second tool elements and an extended handle for increasing force to free the workpiece from its fastened position. Alternately, the first and second tool elements can be positioned against opposing workpieces to free one from the other again using the extended handle to amplify the applied force causing separation. The tool is designed for the automotive repair industry in the removal and installation of suspension members, such as CV joints, ball joints, struts, etc that require the dismantling of parts that have bonded due to dirt, wear and electrolytic reactions, such as oxidation, resulting in time intensive and hazardous tasks depending on the inventiveness of the mechanic in performing the separation task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Henry Sim
  • Publication number: 20130036585
    Abstract: The present invention is a window frame removal device to remove a window frame that includes an extendable handle to provide additional leverage to a user while removing the window frame and a curved surface that is disposed on the distal end of the extendable handle. The window frame removal device also includes a support brace that includes a pair of support bars angularly extending from each side of the extendable handle to the curved surface and a plurality of locking pliers that attach the window frame removal device to the window frame to be removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Antonio Nieto, Elodio Nieto
  • Patent number: 8360396
    Abstract: An apparatus may comprise a lever operable to rotate a crank arm. The apparatus may further comprise a slotted member affixed to an end of the lever. The slotted member may be operable to clip around a first handle of the crank arm. The apparatus may further comprise an alignment member affixed to the lever. The alignment member may comprise a hole that receives a second handle of the crank arm. The apparatus may further comprise a third handle affixed to the lever such that a force applied to the third handle causes the lever to rotate. The rotation of the lever may cause the crank arm to rotate in a particular plane. The third handle may be offset from the particular plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Jaime Robledo
  • Patent number: 8347471
    Abstract: Snap ring pliers include first and second pivotal levers wherein the first lever has a first jaw and a first handle and the second lever has a second jaw and a second handle; a biasing member interconnecting the handles; and a ratchet mechanism comprising a curved ratchet rack having one end secured to an end of the second handle and the other end proximate an end of the first handle; a sliding member secured to the end of the first handle and comprising a projection at one end, and a channel with the other end of the ratchet rack moveably disposed therein; a lock member having one end pivotably secured to the projection and comprising a protrusion at the other end; and a pawl member on the lock member and having one end secured onto the projection, the pawl member comprising a lock hole with the protrusion locked therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Yuan Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 8341817
    Abstract: An disassembling tool having at least two cams has a bolt having a connecting knob at one end and a threaded section formed at another end, the connecting knob having a first through aperture, a nut screwed onto the threaded section; a tightening cap covering the connecting knob and comprising two second through apertures corresponding to the first through aperture; an axel having a head portion and another end disposed through the first through aperture and the second through apertures, a round shaft formed at a middle section of the axel axel and coaxially pivoted with the first through aperture, a first control section and a second control section having an eccentric shape formed on two ends of the round shaft, and the first and second control sections respectively and synchronously driving the second through apertures; and a control handle used to control rotational movement of the axel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Trans-Chief Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Sheng Chung
  • Publication number: 20120291245
    Abstract: A low-cost crimping tool is provided for crimping non-metallic tubing such as PEX tubing connections. The tool includes two primary pieces which fit together forming an integral pivot without being pinned together about which the tool may be closed with pliers to form a secure tubing connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Bruns Daniel Kidd
  • Patent number: 8302274
    Abstract: A blade pipe has an exterior end and an interior end with a tube for receiving a lawnmower blade. A locking nut, threadedly received in the tube, retains the blade within the tube. A wrench pipe has an exterior end and an interior end with a recess adapted to receive a wrench. A threaded pivot pin extends radially from the wrench pipe adjacent to the recess. A slide has a blade end and a wrench end, an aperture adjacent to the blade end, and a pivot bolt extending through the aperture and threadedly received in the tube. The slide has a slot slidably receiving the pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Dominique Depaz
  • Patent number: 8276260
    Abstract: A positioning device is provided for positioning of a spring leg and a shock damper motor axis when a connection to a body-shaped pieces of a suspension promoter suspended coach industry unit with a mounting stored chassis unit of the vehicle, with the positioning device includes an attachment element Fixture for fixing the direction positioning to mount one of the fixture resistance element jointed affiliated gripping central carrier with a gripper attached to appropriation reach of the spring leg and shock damper, with the gripping means by moving the grief-structural funds his joints in a rest medium defined rest positions to warden can be brought, namely a working position in which the grief by the central taken one spring leg or shock absorbers positioned, and the suspension strut or shock absorbers are not positioned normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Gerhard Köhler, Olaf Recha
  • Patent number: 8276253
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing and installing combustion liners in a combustion case of a turbine is provided. The apparatus includes an elongated handle having a pin disposed at one end, and a bracket attached to the elongated handle. A tower clamp, for attaching to a flange of a combustion case, includes a tower portion having a plurality of notches for receiving the pin of the elongated handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John W. Herbold, Randall S. Corn, James B. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20120216380
    Abstract: A tractor tool for a brake cylinder contains a body including a hollow cylinder, a fixed support, a movable control bar including two wings; the cylinder including an engaging portion, a first tube, a first plug, a first retaining block, a second plug, a second retaining block, and a positioning member; wherein the first tube includes a first inward conical fence; the first retaining block including two first semi-arcuate pieces connected; the second retaining block includes two second semi-arcuate pieces; wherein the first plug includes a second inward conical surface, and the second plug includes a third inward conical surface; the positioning member includes a conical controlling plane; a spindle assembly including the spindle, wherein the spindle includes a first segment and a second segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: PING SHENG CHEN
  • Patent number: 8240017
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably attaching a pushing tool to one work piece such that a pushing force can be applied to a second work piece and allow alignment of the two work pieces for joining the work pieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: ROMAR/MEC, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald L. Dasbach, Will Harris
  • Publication number: 20120192394
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably attaching a pushing tool to one work piece such that a pushing force can be applied to a second work piece and allow alignment of the two work pieces for joining the work pieces together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Gerald L. Dasbach, Will Harris
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120151742
    Abstract: An applicator tool is disclosed for applying a fastener between cooperating surfaces of a dielectric protector placed at least partially over a component of an electrical power transmission system, the applicator tool made at least in part of dielectric material and comprising: a structural frame element; a fastener mount connected to the structural frame element and moveable relative to the structural frame element between a first position and a second position to at least partially define a fastener drive path; and an actuator connected to drive the fastener mount from the first position to the second position to apply in use a fastener, mounted on the fastener mount, through cooperating surfaces positioned on the fastener drive path. A tool is also disclosed for holding together in alignment two mating surfaces with pre-drilled holes and applying a fastener to penetrate the holes and secure the mating surfaces together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: CANTEGA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Leo Morin, Keith I. Yeats, Martin S. Niles, Casey Douglas Merrills