By Applying Force Patents (Class 29/426.5)
  • Patent number: 10352458
    Abstract: A method for removably securing a component within a bore having a shoulder, includes: forming a housing with a generally cylindrical wall with an open first axial end and a partially closed second axial end having an annular shoulder, and an annular lip section at the first end of the cylindrical housing wall, the lip section having a radially outwardly projecting and circumferentially extending annular ridge, an inner chamfer creating a frustoconical surface with a base toward the housing first axial end and an outer chamfer creating a frustonconical surface with a base toward the housing first axial end; and, inserting the housing into the bore, engaging the bore shoulder, engaging the inner chamfer of the housing lip section with a tool for applying axial force, the tool having a conical surface corresponding to and engageable with the housing inner chamfer, and applying axial force against the inner chamfer by means of the conical surface of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE LEE COMPANY
    Inventor: Serge Doyen
  • Patent number: 10309169
    Abstract: A spinner wrench for use on a drilling rig is provided. In some embodiments, the wrench can comprise three or more spinning rollers that can be disposed around a tubular. The three or more rollers can be connected to three or more hydraulic rams. In some embodiments, each ram can be connected to a single roller and the axis of the ram can be in a plane perpendicular to the pipe axis but not intersecting the pipe axis. For improved performance during make-up, in planar view, each ram axis can be offset to a counterclockwise direction around the drill pipe axis. For improved performance during break-out, in planar view, each ram axis can be offset to the clockwise direction. In some embodiments, the three or more rollers can be disposed around the drilling pipe or other tubular by a main body and one or more latching bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DRILLFORM TECHNICAL SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Vladimir Scekic, Todd McCorriston, Patrick McDougall
  • Patent number: 10307901
    Abstract: A wheel stud press assembly comprising a frame assembly comprising a frame member and a drive system comprising a drive rod. The drive system is supported by a shoulder portion of the frame member to displace the drive rod along the drive axis. The frame member is configured such that, when and anchor member is detachably attached to the frame member, the drive axis is offset from the main portion of the frame member. When the drive rod engages the wheel stud to force the wheel stud out of the wheel opening, at least a portion of the anchor member engages wheel flange adjacent to the wheel stud to allow the wheel stud to be forced out of the wheel opening, and the anchor portion is offset from the drive axis to allow the wheel stud to be displaced out of the wheel opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TIGER TOOL INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Michael Andrews
  • Patent number: 10299825
    Abstract: A device for the application and storage of a sharps device is disclosed here in with the ability to re-sterilize and reuse this device on multiple occasions. This device enables the user to access and store the blade in a safe manner where the chances of accidental puncture are greatly reduced. The device enables the user to store the sharps blade in the device in such a manner that will allow the user to autoclave or sterilize the storage device and the blade at the same time. The device is designed for multiple uses over a wide range of different blades, such as the myriad of surgical blades and blades used in the hobby and crafts arena using X-Acto knife style of blades. When a singular device is used for the storage, application and re-loading of sharps, the user is more familiar with the operation of the device, which leads to more comfort of the user in dealing with sharps blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: 9970324
    Abstract: A method for unscrewing a link nut of an HP rotor of a twin-spool turbine, including a front fan, an intermediate casing, a HP module with a HP rotor, and a LP turbine module, the intermediate casing including a support bearing for the HP rotor, the rotor being retained in the bearing by the link nut, the method including: placing an unscrewing tool in front of the link nut after having removed the fan and released access to the nut from the front; with rotation of the HP rotor locked and the frontal unscrewing tool including a socket spanner including teeth having a shape that complements that of teeth of the link nut, attaching a mounting for the socket spanner to the intermediate casing, the socket spanner being rotatably mounted on the mounting, and applying an unscrewing torque to the socket spanner. An unscrewing tool implements the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Fabrice Tailpied, Michel Bertin, Jean-Michel Couture, Herve Dagron, Roland Manchon, Cedric Mustiere
  • Patent number: 9803970
    Abstract: A wire-processing device includes a first advancing device, a cutter head, and a second advancing device. The first advancing device pulls the wire out of a wire store and advances according to the desired length of wire to be cut. After the wire is cut through by the cutter head, the wire-ends of the wire-length are processed. The wire-processing device is provided with a device to determine the diameter of the conductor of the wire including an input coupler that generates in the wire a wire signal, and wherein the wire signal can be sensed by an output coupler which generates an input signal which is interpreted by a signal processor, wherein the cutters of the cutter head touch the conductor and change the input signal when cutting into the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KOMAX HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Stefan Lurati, Benno Häfliger
  • Patent number: 9780628
    Abstract: In the present invention, the following are carried out: a shaft disconnecting step of disconnecting rotary machines that are respectively connected to both ends of a shaft of a generator; a gap forming step of forming a gap in a vertical direction between the generator and an installation stand; a pathway installing step of inserting into the gap a portion of a movement pathway member extending in a lateral direction which includes a horizontal direction component and a radial direction component of the shaft; a moving step of moving the generator in the lateral direction on the movement pathway member; and an inspecting step of inspecting the generator having undergone the moving step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Murata
  • Patent number: 9409266
    Abstract: Method for removing a front seal plate from an aircraft engine, the method comprising at least the following steps: a) separating a part engine unit from the aircraft engine, the part engine unit comprising the core engine and the low-pressure turbine of the aircraft engine, b) removing a front seal plate nut from the part engine unit, c) removing the front seal plate from the part engine unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG
    Inventors: Markus Buldtmann, Alexander Hinz, Eugen Roppelt, Jens Fitter
  • Patent number: 9347597
    Abstract: A guidance tool for restricting the potential angular misalignment between the axial centerlines of a pipe end and a corresponding socket arrangement during a pipe installation process. The guidance tool may include a sleeve and a clamp configured to removably engage the sleeve with an external surface of a pipe end, such that at least part of the sleeve and pipe end may be inserted into a corresponding socket arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventor: Marie Adeyemi
  • Patent number: 9236168
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electrical cable includes dividing a tube into a plurality of sectors by passage across a sectoring device, gathering the sectors into a stack by passage of the sectors through a gathering device, and surrounding the stack with an insulating layer. Additional strip features may be applied by application of one or more strip conditioners. Alternatively, strips may be supplied on individual reels for gathering or provided in a multi-end reel already stacked. Where a multi-end reel is provided, length differentials within the stack as it is unwound may be compensated for by application of a stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott M. Adams, Douglas J. Blew, Frank A. Harwath
  • Patent number: 9120140
    Abstract: An apparatus, tool and method for clearing a rivet from an automated riveting tool. The riveting tool has a nose that supports the rivet as the rivet is installed by a punch. A clamping ring engages a work piece while installing the rivet. A clamping ring engages a block, but defines a clearance area into which the rivet is ejected when an unsuitable rivet is detected. A sensor monitors the rivets in the nose and prevents installation of the rivet when the rivet in the nose is not suitable for installation. System controls are provided to stop insertion of an unsuitable rivet while the robot continues to move the rivet tool through the complete cycle without inserting rivets until the unsuitable rivet is cleared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: William C. Moision, Loi V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9044999
    Abstract: Disclosed is an elongate arbor for mounting a wheel or wheel/tire combination onto an axle of a vehicle. One of the axle hub or the wheel bears threaded studs and the other bears tapped holes. The elongate arbor is terminated at one end with elongate fork tubes and at the opposite end with a flange having a plurality of apertures, says 3 apertures. The wheel to be mounted has tapped holes created to match the arbor flange apertures for mounting the wheel onto the arbor with threaded studs. Forks from, for example, a forklift, can be inserted into the elongate forklift tubes to lift and maneuver the arbor/wheel combination to align the wheel mounts with the axle mounts and threaded studs inserted for securement. The large wheel now can be mounted to axle hub of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Tribine Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Ben N. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20150135504
    Abstract: A socket tool set having a plurality of individual sockets with varying diameters and lengths coaxially nested within one another and a key which is slidably engaged with said sockets during storage of the tool set. During use the key operationally engages an individual socket and serves as an extension to said socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Gordon H. East
  • Patent number: 9032604
    Abstract: A safety tool is specifically adapted to aid in opening hinged rear doors of industrial containers safely, while also ensuring that the operator of the safety tool remain outside the potential zone of danger whenever the rear door has the potential to swing open. The present safety tool not only provides convenience and leverage for commonly performed door opening procedures, but also ensures that the operator's body and hands remain safely distanced from the direction of door travel and the potential discharge path of material contained within the cargo box. In addition, the present safety tool is lightweight and compact, allowing the tool to be easily stowed in or around a cargo box and/or truck to and thereby ensure that the safety tool is available whenever it may be needed to aid in opening and/or closing the cargo box door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Keith Steven High
  • Publication number: 20150128400
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for mounting, removing and retaining brake pads in disc brakes, such as air-operated disc brakes utilized on commercial vehicles, in a manner which does not require the use of separate brake pad retaining devices while providing positive retention of the brake pad. A preferred embodiment includes a brake caliper mount having brake pad abutment surfaces having radially-oriented and lateral grooves which permit a brake pad with corresponding projections on is lateral sides to be inserted through an opening of the brake caliper into the radially-oriented grooves until the backing plate projections are aligned with the lateral groove, and advancing the brake actuator behind the brake pad to place the brake pad in an operating position in which the actuator prevents the brake pad from realigning with the radially-oriented grooves until the actuator is retracted to permit brake pad extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald S. PLANTAN, Harish RADHAKRISHNAN, Dennis A. WOLF, Richard L. LANTZ, Will E. ROBERTS, Steven C. BELL
  • Publication number: 20150129269
    Abstract: An impact device and a method of dismounting an impact device from a breaking device is disclosed. The impact device includes a bush having a percussion piston disposed therein. The impact device is arranged inside an impact device space formed in a frame of a breaking device. The percussion piston is provided with a pull shoulder allowing a dismounting force in a return direction to be transmitted from the percussion piston to the bush. Thus, the bush is extracted from the frame by means of the percussion piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Timo MUUTTONEN, Mikko HÄMÄLÄINEN, Lars KANDELIN, Teemu HIETAKARI
  • Publication number: 20150121675
    Abstract: An axle hub puller may include a puller body. The puller body may include a plurality of counter sink holes and a threaded puller screw hole. The puller body may be 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 may be inserted into the threaded puller screw hole. The puller screw may be turned against a hub axle center allowing for the removal of the hub and a brake rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Campoli
  • Publication number: 20150107077
    Abstract: A detachment device especially of use as a material detachment device for detaching installed drywall has a material-engagement portion and a handle portion. The material-engagement portion has a beveled free end. The handle portion has a handle free end, is engaged with the material-engagement portion, and is transverse to the material-engagement portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: John Hanson
  • Publication number: 20150101167
    Abstract: A staple remover having a retractable pair of pliers is provided. The pair of pliers are capable of a retracted position and an extended position. In the extended position, the pliers may be used to remove a partially removed staple or staple fragment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Yuning Jiang
  • Publication number: 20150101168
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for extracting shafts is provided. The apparatus includes a torquing device, threaded rod, support frame, retractable portion, tensional coupler and collar. The torquing device is disposed on a first end of the threaded rod, and the threaded rod threads through a support frame and terminates at a second end that is in a rotatably free relationship with the retractable portion. The collar is connected to the retractable portion through the tensional coupler and is capable of grasping an engagement portion of the shaft. The method includes providing a shaft associated with an object, providing the apparatus, grasping the engagement portion of the shaft with the collar, positioning the support frame of the apparatus adjacent to a support wall and applying force while rotating the torquing device of the apparatus, resulting in the shaft being extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Richard Allen TREPANIER
  • Patent number: 8997328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, wherein a line connector (1), in particular a plug connector, by a fastening device (2) is fastened to a line (3) for liquid and/or gaseous media, wherein during or after the fastening of the line connector (1) to the line (3), a blocking body (4) already present on the line connector (1) and/or on the line (3) is removed from the line connector (1) and/or from the line (3) by means of the fastening device (2), wherein the blocking body (4) prevents a mating connector (5) from being connected to the line connector (1) as long as the blocking body is present on the line connector (1) and/or on the line (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Henn GmbH & Co KG.
    Inventors: Harald Hartmann, Werner Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20150089787
    Abstract: The combination of a driver and fastener that allows a user to insert and remove the fastener by applying larger than normal torque loads to it includes: (a) a fastener with a proximal end handle and a distal end head configured to provide a standard indentation and an additional recess that provides additional surface area that allows larger torque loads to be applied to the fastener, (b) a main driver with a shaft having a central bore, a handle at its proximal end and a head at its distal end configured to allow it to be temporarily inserted into the fastener's head, and (c) an awl driver having an awl shaft with an awl handle affixed to its distal end and its proximal end including a tip configured to allow it to pass through the main driver's bore and be brought into contact with the fastener's head where it is used to cut into the fastener cannula so as to temporarily adhere the awl driver to the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Ortho Screw Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Lew C. Schon, John Rheinstein, Akash Ray, David Shin
  • Publication number: 20150088240
    Abstract: A sheath is placed over a crimped scaffold to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold is being delivered to a target in a body. The sheath has an opening spanning the length of the sheath. The opening spans an arc length of about 90 degrees with respect to the circumference of the scaffold or balloon. The sheath may be removed from the scaffold by pinching the sheath between a thumb and forefinger, or bending or peeling back the sheath from the edges of the opening using fingertips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Lam, Erika Danielle Anderson-Bolden
  • Publication number: 20150082598
    Abstract: An attachment is described that is configured for attachment to an arm of a piece of heavy construction equipment. The attachment is configured to rotate a section of pipe during break out (i.e. disconnection or disassembly) from another section of pipe and/or make up (i.e. connection or assembly) with another section of pipe. The attachment is configured to break the joint or torque the joint to a predetermined torque value, unthread or thread pipe, and lift the pipe under the power of the heavy construction equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jason LAVALLEY, Daniel L. LARSON, Roger LAVALLEY, Marvin N. LARSON, Rodney WURGLER, Christopher G. KAY, Matthew J. MICHEL, Jesse J. KILDE
  • Patent number: 8978241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for disassembling a wooden pallet by mechanically and automatically removing a pre-selected damaged board from the pallet, comprising a frame intended to be arranged in close proximity with a conveyor and a bi-directional rotating ram assembly mounted within the frame and carrying spikes thereupon. The invention is configured such that the ram assembly is moved into a board-engaging position to enable the spike to puncture and fasten to a predetermined (damaged) board of the pallet, and to thereafter be moved up and away from the pallet in order to remove and separate the board from the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CLM Pallet Recycling, Inc.
    Inventors: Derrick L. Smith, Barry J. Davignon
  • Patent number: 8978226
    Abstract: A tool for the removal of connectors from pipes is disclosed that, in one embodiment, enables the removal of connectors from large pipes and in another embodiment from a size range of pipes. Movable and stationary gripping and pushing elements are affixed to handles to enable a pipe to be firmly gripped between a movable gripping jaw and a stationary gripping jaw and the connector prevented from movement by the movable pusher jaw and the stationary pusher jaw. The handles can compress around a pivot point or slide on a bar. In another embodiment the movable and stationary gripping and pushing elements are removable from the body of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Direct Source International, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Kady, David Lee Showalter
  • Publication number: 20150059146
    Abstract: An internal plumbing wrench is arranged for internally gripping a plumbing insert, such as those used in sinks and the like. The internal wrench includes a split gripping section which is adjustable by the cam action of a hexagonal core. A central shaft has a foot extending 90° away from the longitudinal axis of the shaft and is arranged to extend into pipes connected to the insert to hold a broken pieces and permit separation of the insert from any pipe pieces attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rodney Bills
  • Publication number: 20150054332
    Abstract: A milling drum adapted to be rotated in a cutting direction about an axis defined by the cylindrical surface of the drum. A plurality of pairs of overlapping recesses in the cylindrical surface of the drum. A tooth or cutting bit with a base configuration matching a first of the pair of the overlapping recesses, and a lower portion of a side surface including a retainer engagement feature. A retainer has a base configuration matching a second of the pair of overlapping recesses, and a side surface including a tooth engagement feature. A fastener secures the retainer in the second of the overlapping recesses so that the tooth engagement feature of the retainer engages the retainer engagement feature of the tooth or cutting bit to hold the tooth or cutting bit in the first of the overlapping recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Winchester E. Latham
  • Publication number: 20150057625
    Abstract: Systems, dressings, and related methods, for providing reduced pressure to a tissue site on a patient are presented that involve using a self-contained reduced-pressure dressing. The dressing includes an absorbent pouch and an electronics pouch. The absorbent pouch has an absorbent for absorbing liquid from the tissue site, and the electronics pouch has a pump for applying reduced pressure to the tissue site through the absorbent pouch. The electronics pouch is removably coupled to the absorbent pouch such that the electronics pouch and absorbent pouch may be easily separated for disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Daniel John Coulthard
  • Patent number: 8959742
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for demounting a cable tensioned between a first and second anchorage points on a structure. The method comprises the following steps: slackening the cable so that a running part of the cable is freed from one of said first and second anchorage points; freeing said running part of the cable from the other said first and second anchorage points; supporting said running part of the cable; and removing said running part of the cable away from at least one of said first and second anchorage points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Soletanche Freyssinet
    Inventors: Sébastien Petit, Guy Savoz
  • Publication number: 20150047170
    Abstract: A scalpel blade remover comprises a housing, and a planar member mounted in the housing with a longitudinal slot therein. A slider is adapted to slide along the planar member, and has an opening for receiving a portion of a tang therein. The slider is movable along the planar member when pressed by the tang being inserted into the opening and moved along the slot, with the blade being located under the slider. Movement of the slider along the planar member causes the planar member to separate the rear end of the blade from the tang. A stop formation on the planar member engages the rear end of the blade after it has been separated from the tang and prevents the blade being withdrawn along the member. Upon withdrawal of the tang, the blade is stripped from the tang.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Neville Henry
  • Publication number: 20150033535
    Abstract: A removal device (121, 221) for removing and disposing of a pen needle (113, 213) connectable to a drug delivery device (111, 211) includes a body (123, 223) having a cavity (141, 241) for receiving the pen needle of the drug delivery device such that a patient end (116, 216) of a needle (115, 215) of the pen needle is covered by the body. An ejector (151, 251) is movably connected to the body (123, 223) for engaging the received pen needle (113, 213) and selectively ejecting the engaged pen needle from the body. The pen needle (113, 213) is securely retained within the removal device (121, 221) without exposing the needle (115, 215) of the pen needle until the pen needle (113, 213) can be properly disposed of, such as in a sharps container, thereby substantially preventing an accidental needle stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Cronenberg
  • Publication number: 20150035417
    Abstract: A fastening assembly used into a first workpiece and a second workpiece is provided. The fastening assembly includes a first engaging member, a reciprocating member and a second engaging member. The first engaging member is fixed to the first workpiece. The reciprocating member is fixed to a first side of the second workpiece and capable of reciprocally moving relative to the second workpiece. The second engaging member is connected to the reciprocating member for engaging with the first engaging member. After the fastening assembly is affected by a magnetic force from a second side of the second workpiece, the reciprocating member is shifted, and the second engaging member is separated from the first engaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: San-Chi Ho, Kai-Jin Hung
  • Publication number: 20150028142
    Abstract: A nut (23) and a re-usable liner bolt (17) for a grinding mill is disclosed. The nut is shaped to be received in the recess (5) of a mill liner plate (3), this being the recess which normally receives the head of a conventional liner bolt. The nut is provided with a blind threaded hole (25). The re-usable bolt has a stepped shank (18) and a thread (20) on its free end. The bolt (17) is inserted from the exterior of the mill and engages the nut (23). The fines produced during grinding cement the nut to the liner but do not cement the bolt to the liner or the bolt to the nut. The head of a conventional liner bolt is located within the mill and its conventional nut is located exterior of the mill, whereas the re-usable bolt (17) has its head exterior of the mill and its nut (23) interior of the mill. Methods of assembly and dis-assembly of the bolt (17) and nut (23) are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Dale Coray
  • Publication number: 20150020360
    Abstract: A method of removing a bushing secured within a blind hole defined in a machine component is disclosed. The method includes inserting a cylindrical portion of a tool at least partly in an opening adjacent to the blind hole. The method includes positioning an elongate member of the tool that extends from the cylindrical portion co-axially with the blind hole. The elongate member includes four corner portions disposed at an end distal to the cylindrical portion and defines an effective diameter of the elongate member less than a diameter of the blind hole. The method includes driving the block member towards the machine component to insert the elongate member into the blind hole, separating the bushing into at least four parts via the corner portions, removing the elongate member from the blind hole, and removing the parts from the blind hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Nanney
  • Patent number: 8935842
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use in releasing tubing sleeves coupled to one or more bandoliers are disclosed. In one example, an apparatus for use in releasing tubing sleeves coupled to a bandolier includes a feed system and a dislodge system. The feed system is configured to engage a bandolier and selectively position the bandolier in the apparatus. The dislodge system is configured to dislodge tubing sleeves from an initial position on a bandolier propelled by the feed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard R. Fengler, Mark A. Schmier, II
  • Patent number: 8931156
    Abstract: A puller for removing a pulley off of the shaft is disclosed. The puller may have proximal and distal plates that are disposable around the pulley so that the pulley is disposed entirely between the proximal and distal plates. These plates are held together by frame members. A push rod is threadably engaged to a proximal plate and operative to be further inserted into the proximal plate so that a distal end of the push rod may push against the shaft and transfer a removing force through the puller to the backside of the pulley for removing the pulley off of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Jason Zimmer, Jason Edelman
  • Patent number: 8925171
    Abstract: A set of jaw crusher shims for positioning a movable jaw of a jaw crusher, the shims having at least a first and a second shim. Each of the first and second shims including projecting portions arranged to aid with loosening of the shims from each other. The first shim includes a first projecting portion and the second shim includes a second projecting portion. The first and second projecting portions are located at different locations along respective front edges of the first and second shims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Bengt-Arne Eriksson, Roger Sjobeck, Karin Ljunggren
  • Patent number: 8925170
    Abstract: A system and method for removing an electronic component from a substrate is described. In one embodiment, a method in accordance with the invention includes initially preheating a substrate, wherein an electronic component (such as a microchip or discrete electronic component) is attached to the substrate by one or more solder connections. A thermally conductive picker head is applied to the electronic component to quench the electronic component and generate a temperature gradient across the solder connections. Tension is applied to the electronic component using the picker head. The substrate is then heated until a melting point is reached at the interface between the substrate and the solder connections. When the melting point is reached, the tension applied by the picker head removes the electronic component from the substrate. Most if not all of the solder associated with the solder connections is removed with the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yvan Bessette, Eric Bouchard, Nicolas Boyer, Camille Dube, Eric Dube, Sarah Turgeon
  • Patent number: 8918977
    Abstract: A method is provided for destroying a blind fastener joining at least two parts. The blind fastener includes, but is not limited to a body situated in the holes provided in the joined parts, with a head at each end thereof, and portions of which protrude above the level of the holes. The method also includes, but is not limited to withdrawing the accessible head of the fastener, and creating a hole that passes through the fastener. An insertion device is configured to restrain the remainder of the fastener in the hole, which has an elongated body having a diameter smaller than or equal to that of the hole and an expandable head at one end thereof The insertion device for restraining the remainder of the fastener being immobilised or capable of only limited movement relative to the joined parts, and expelling the remainder of the fastener from the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Frédéric Chelin, Jacques LaLane
  • Publication number: 20140378242
    Abstract: A sports grips system features quick change capabilities for sports stick grips at point of purchase, or during usage, independent of the technique used. A sports stick grip is quickly placed and quickly removed such that a sportsman my try, demonstrate, test and select the best grip for them. The quick change of grips affords the user maximum functional capability in at point of purchase, practice or game play, coupled with the ability to replace or interchange grip systems. The system and apparatus provides numerous embodiments of grips, shafts and inserts, including the ability to tailor the gripping mechanisms to both right-handed and left-handed users. The system also provides golf clubs including interchangeable grips to be tried at time of purchase or to exchange after trying on a golf course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Chalifoux
  • Publication number: 20140366355
    Abstract: A pin extractor is disclosed. The pin extractor can comprise a press to act against a clip securing a pin to be extracted. The press can have a clip interface feature at an end of the press configured to compress the clip radially inward upon application of a force against the clip. The pin extractor can also comprise a puller having a claw to engage the pin. The puller can be movable relative to the press to extract the pin as the press compresses the clip radially inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chase David Goodman
  • Publication number: 20140352124
    Abstract: A striking tool removing a collar from a temporary pipe is disclosed, the tool comprising a striking heed, a handle and a shaft connecting the striking head to the handle, the striking head including a semi-circular arc shaped plate having an inner radius “R” substantially equal to half of the outer diameter of the pipe, and a striking portion defined by an edge of the semi-circular arc shaped plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Éric BÉRUBÉ
  • Patent number: 8899254
    Abstract: Valve removal tool and method for removing older corporation valves/valves from pressurized lines such as water mains without depressurization. The removal tool is temporarily fastened to a saddle around the water main and includes a valve through which a tool may be inserted to grasp and unscrew the old valve and withdraw the old valve through the valve in the tool. The tool also allows placement of a plug in the opening in the water main left by the removal of the tool. Typically a cap is placed over the opening in the saddle to provide a final seal in the event the plug leaks or is somehow dislodged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: YamsMos & Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Ray Weiler
  • Publication number: 20140345104
    Abstract: A king pin removal tool for displacing a king pin comprises a drive plate defining a drive opening, an anchor plate, a first drive member, a spacing system, and a stabilizing system. The spacing system supports the drive plate and the anchor plate relative to the king pin such that the first drive member is aligned with the king pin axis. The first drive member engages the drive plate such that rotation of the first drive member relative to the drive plate displaces the first drive member through the drive opening and along the king pin axis to displace the king pin along the king pin axis relative to the axle member and the knuckle assembly. The stabilizing system supports the drive plate to prevent rotation of the drive plate relative to the axle member when the first drive member is rotated relative to the drive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Tiger Tool International Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Andrews, Kirk Jansen
  • Patent number: 8893365
    Abstract: A tool assembly for a rotary hammer is provided. The tool assembly includes an adapter and a drive socket removably mounted on the adapter. The adapter has a first end portion configured to be held by a chuck of the rotary hammer and a second end portion that includes a socket square drive fitting on which the drive socket is removably mounted. The socket drive fitting can have any suitable size. For example, the socket drive fitting can be a ¼ inch, a ? inch, a ½ inch, or a ¾ inch square drive fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Henry H. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8893366
    Abstract: Tools for removing connectors from ports in a network device, and related systems and methods. The tool is elongate with at least one prong at a distal end. The tool includes a very slight width relative to either its length or width, such that it can be inserted into a space adjacent a connector disposed in a port, such as between closely spaced adjacent connectors. The at least one prong is received in an anchor point, such as an opening, in the network device. Pivoting the tool applies a compressive force to a latch of the connector, disengaging the latch from its respective catch on the port, after which it can be removed by pulling it out of the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: QLOGIC, Corporation
    Inventors: Wilson Moy, Shawn Simons, Carey Manson
  • Publication number: 20140338171
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a needle from a needle holder, including a grasping unit for selectively grasping the needle; a receiving unit for receiving the needle holder, displaceably disposed relative to the grasping unit; a biasing member biasing the receiving unit in a first direction; and separating means for separating the entire needle from the needle holder. Preferably, the needle is heated to melt, soften, or otherwise weaken a material and/or adhesive connecting the needle with the needle holder. Preferably the heating is electrical heating, including completing an electrical circuit through the needle and passing current through the needle, and/or passing current through a heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Amit U. Limaye
  • Publication number: 20140325812
    Abstract: Brake drum remover and remount apparatus having attachment members adapted to be captured by a rigid bar with handles and to engage the front peripheral surface of a brake drum member to allow a wobble axial pull action resulting in separation of brake drum from the brake drum mating member and or alternatively allow an axial forced separation by rotational action of attachment members through brake drum exerting axial separating force action on the peripheral surface of the brake drum mating member resulting in separation of brake drum from the brake drum mating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Roger Nielson Wahlberg, Paul Albert Martin
  • Patent number: 8875369
    Abstract: A plug removal and/or installation system 400, which has a structural framework configured to support a removal assembly and that, allows approximately one axis motion of the removal device. The removal device is configured with a plug attachment device that is configured to pass through a lower framework structural opening. The structural framework is configured to movably self align so that the removal device exerts approximately a linear force on a plug 300 along an approximately single axis 335 parallel to a plug central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Darlene Heimmer