Including Machining Means Patents (Class 29/56.5)
  • Patent number: 9993886
    Abstract: Method for the face-side chamfering of gear teeth of a workpiece (20) in a CNC-controlled multiaxis machine including inserting a tool (100) in the multiaxis machine, wherein the tool (100) has at least one cutting tooth (111) having a first rake face and a second rake face, driving the tool (100) in a first rotational direction, executing first CNC-controlled relative movements while the tool (100) rotates in the first rotational direction to chamfer a first face-side edge (24) of a first tooth of the gear teeth using the first rake face of the tool (100), and executing second CNC-controlled relative movements while the tool (100) rotates in the first rotational direction, to chamfer a second face-side edge (25) of the first tooth or another tooth of the gear teeth using the second rake face of the tool (100), and apparatus therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KLINGELNBERG AG
    Inventor: Olaf Vogel
  • Patent number: 9796062
    Abstract: A machining device, in particular a grinding device, for the machining of slots in a component, in particular radially lying slots in a stationary blade carrier, with a base carrier, a clamping device, which is attached to the base carrier pivotably about a pivot axis and is designed to fix the base carrier on the component to be machined, a guiding rail, which is guided on the base carrier displaceably in a straight line in a guiding plane lying perpendicularly in relation to the pivot axis, and a tool holder head, which is held on the guiding rail pivotably about a rotation axis parallel to the pivot axis and carries fastening means for the attachment of a machining tool is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Marat Visajtaev
  • Patent number: 9733056
    Abstract: A method for compensating a measurement error related to a measurement of a desired measuring point at an object to be measured with a coordinate measuring machine is disclosed. Some embodiments include a touch probe. Some embodiments include a method that includes providing a three dimensional reference body of known shape and dimension at a known position in the measuring volume of the coordinate measuring machine, defining multiple reference points to be measured at the reference body, touching the reference body with the touch probe in defined touching directions according to the multiple reference points and thereby determining positions for the multiple reference points, and deriving a lobing error information for the touch probe based on the known shape and dimensions of the reference body and the determined positions of the reference points, the lobing error information providing error values related to respective touching directions for the touch probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Bo Pettersson, Pascal Jordil
  • Patent number: 9711676
    Abstract: Automatic production system and production process for the automatic manufacturing of conductive backsheets with an integrated encapsulating and dielectric layer, for photovoltaic panels of the back-contact type. The system includes operating stations in sequence and is made up of at least one main line combined with a secondary line having a flow converging to a station of calibrated superimposition with fixing. The main line, on trays on a continuous conveying system, arranges and prepares the back supporting and conductive layer, whereas the secondary line forms the encapsulating and dielectric multi-layer element holed in correspondence of the electrical contacts comprising an automatic picking device which takes, roto-translates and holds said multi-layer element during processing and releases it only after the calibrated superimposition with fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: VISMUNDA SRL
    Inventors: Davide Spotti, Elisa Baccini
  • Patent number: 9438076
    Abstract: An electrical device including a housing having an inner surface, a lamination assembly and at least one pin extending from an inner surface of the housing. The lamination assembly has at least one slot therein. The lamination assembly is clocked to a position so that the at least one pin coacts with the at least one slot to rotationally orient the lamination assembly. The at least one pin additionally acts to constrain the lamination assembly from axial removal from the housing thereby rotationally and axially limiting movement of the lamination assembly to a predetermined range of movement within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Kyle K. McKinzie, Galen R. Love
  • Patent number: 9120166
    Abstract: Position adjustments of a chamfering cutter and a deburring cutter in a chamfering device with respect to a workpiece can be easily carried out. The chamfering device has a chamfering cutter, a deburring cutter which has a diameter different from that of the chamfering cutter; a cutter swing block, a cutter longitudinal feed block, and a base block, which rotatably support the chamfering cutter and the deburring cutter and are capable of subjecting the chamfering cutter and the deburring cuter to position adjustment with respect to the workpiece. The longitudinal feed block can perform single-axis feeding with respect to the workpiece. The chamfering cutter and the deburring cutter are disposed so that the cutting change amount of the chamfering cutter and that of the deburring cutter will be approximately equal to each other throughout the diameter range of the workpiece to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Masuo, Takahide Tokawa
  • Publication number: 20150099425
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sanding a number of surface features on a surface of an object. A first type of operation may be performed on the number of surface features on the surface of the object using a first end effector. Feedback laser data may be generated about the number of surface features after the first type of operation has been performed using a laser device. A second type of operation may be performed on the number of surface features using a second end effector and the feedback laser data to rework the number of surface features until the number of surface features has been reworked to within selected tolerances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Trnka
  • Patent number: 8991021
    Abstract: A method for machining at least one aircraft gas turbine engine rotor blade wear indicator is provided. The method includes machining the wear indicator using a laser so as to melt part of the blade, and collecting the molten material of the blade. The method further includes fitting a plug into the bathtub squealer. The plug includes at least one cavity for receiving the molten blade material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Snecma
    Inventors: Damien Hebuterne, Janvier Lecomte
  • Patent number: 8959749
    Abstract: The invention proposes a device which prepared a cylinder bore of a combustion engine in one working stroke such that the cylinder bore can subsequently be thermally coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gehring Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Flores, Erwin Baumgartner, Michael Rach
  • Patent number: 8925180
    Abstract: A processing machine that combines the functions of mounting press and grinding for metallographic analysis and includes a main frame at least one shaft and a drive device horizontally mounted on the main frame. A mounting press unit and a grind unit are mounted on the main frame. The grind unit including a base secured on the main frame and linearly corresponds to the mounting press unit and the corresponding line parallel to the at least one shaft. The grind unit includes a headstock slidably mounted on the at least one shaft the and reciprocally moved on the at least one shaft to selectively align with the base of the grind unit and the mounting press unit when the drive device is operated. A control unit disposed in the grind unit for controlling the mounting press unit and the grind unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Top Tech Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Liang Yang, Hsin-Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 8925198
    Abstract: In a method for the finishing of a crankshaft bearing bore in a cylinder crankcase of an internal combustion engine, starting from a prepared crankshaft bearing bore, a finished crankshaft bearing bore is produced with a prescribable desired size, a prescribable desired structure of the bore inner surface and a prescribable desired position of the bore axis. The prepared crankshaft bearing bore is first finished with at least one finishing tool with a geometrically defined cutting edge and then the honing of the crankshaft bearing bore is carried out. In a final finishing operation with a geometrically defined cutting edge immediately preceding the honing, an allowance of at least 0.4 mm is removed, and the honing tool is introduced into the bore coaxially in relation to the desired position of the bore axis and moved within the bore, an allowance of at least 0.08 mm being removed during the honing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Nagel Maschinen-und Werkzeugfabrik GmbH, Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Nagel, Martin Mayer, German Wankmiller, Georg Wassermann
  • Publication number: 20150000108
    Abstract: A machining method and apparatus for machining a part comprises a machining head and motorized axes comprising a rotary axis for displacing the machining head in a working space. Apparatus comprises a mechanism for positioning a part and holding it in position the working space. The machining head comprises a support for supporting a material shaping tool and a supply device for supplying material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Hascoet, Gilles Carabin, Pascal Mognol
  • Publication number: 20140373352
    Abstract: Machine tool, comprising a workpiece carrier assembly (11) including a workpiece carrier (12), said workpiece carrier assembly (11) being supported on a workpiece carrier support (1) for horizontal movement in a first direction in parallel with a horizontal Z axis; a first tool carrier (21), supported on a tool carrier support (2) for horizontal movement in a second direction, said first tool carrier (21) being displaceable in said second direction between an operative position in which said first tool carrier (21) is facing said workpiece carrier assembly (11), and an inoperative position in which said first tool carrier (21) is not facing the workpiece carrier assembly (11). The invention also relates to a method of machining a connecting rod using the machine tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ETXE-TAR, S.A.
    Inventors: Francisco Ayestaran Lazcano, Jorge Ibarra Garces
  • Patent number: 8914957
    Abstract: A capsule type reconfigurable multifunctional machining apparatus is disclosed. A capsule type reconfigurable multifunctional machining apparatus includes a rotating frame in which a plurality of processing modules may be installed to face an object to be machined disposed in a capsule type body and whose machining position and pose are controlled by rotation, a top frame for rotatably supporting the rotating frame, a bottom frame that is combined with the top frame under the top frame to support the top frame and in which vibration proof members are installed in positions where the bottom frame contacts the top frame, and a stage unit fixedly inserted into the internal center of the top frame to settle the object to be machined so that the height of the settled object to be machined may be controlled and in which an X-Y stage or a rotary stage may be selectively mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Jong-Kweon Park, Sung Cheul Lee, Byung-Sub Kim, Seung Kook Ro, Sung Kwon Jang
  • Publication number: 20140338163
    Abstract: The method that exchanges pallets (118) between a table (116) and a pallet loading station (14) of a machine tool is configured so that the lower edge (122) of a pallet (A) installed on the table (116) is grasped by the leading edge portion (17) of a first arm (16a) of the exchanging arm (16) and the one side (122) of a pallet (B), which is disposed on the pallet loading station (14), that will become the lower edge when the pallet is installed on the table (116) is grasped by the leading edge portion (17) of a second arm (16b) of the exchanging arm (16), and the exchanging arm (16) is rotated 180° around an inclined axis (O) that extends 45° upward from a horizontal axis in a vertical plane that contains the axis of rotation (Os) of the main axis (108).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuchiya, Kentaro Ozone
  • Publication number: 20140304958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool (1) having a multiplicity of stationary tool spindles (3) that are optionally displaceable from a retracted rest position into an extended working position and are positioned at various positions in a frame-like stand (2) which defines and comprises a machining space, and having a workpiece manipulator (4) by way of which a workpiece support (5) is movable multi-axially in translation and preferably also in rotation. In order to create advantageous loading conditions, it is proposed that a loading door (8) is associated with at least one of the leg walls (7) defining the machining space (6), and that a. workpiece support holder (10), which is equipped with a coupling (11) for the workpiece support (5), is arranged on at least one, preferably on both, loading door leaf fronts (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: ANGER MACHINING GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Maerzinger, Albert Zeilinger
  • Publication number: 20140259618
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for manufacturing a pressure vessel component. The pressure vessel component may be made from a metal that is cast to produce a gross pressure vessel component. Casting the metal may comprise sintering the metal followed by a hot isostatic press (HIP) process. In other embodiments, casting the metal may comprise pouring molten metal into a mold. Portions of the gross pressure vessel component may have an increased thickness located at predetermined positions on the gross pressure vessel component. These portions may include bosses or other designed features intended for the finalized pressure vessel component. The gross pressure vessel may be indexed to select the portions, and these selected portions may then be machined to produce the final pressure vessel component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HADAL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert S. Damus, Dylan Owens, Richard J. Rikoski
  • Publication number: 20140259581
    Abstract: A piping system includes a flare machining mechanism and a screw machining mechanism that machines the ends of pipes by cold-pressed formation. The flare machining mechanism flares the ends of pipes outward and the screw machining mechanism machines the outside of the pipe end into a convex screw and the inside of the pipe end into a concave screw are provided on the same rotor mechanism and the same chuck. The piping system is configured to execute flare machining and screw machining of the end of the pipe by exchanging the flare machining head and the screw machining head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Nissyo Techno Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Iwakichi Ogawa, Echiro Watanabe, Yoshio Suzuki, Takeji Endo
  • Publication number: 20140223711
    Abstract: The invention discloses a machine tool for machining workpieces comprising a frame by means of which a working space is delimited and by which accommodating compartments are formed in which a first machining module and a workpiece carrier are retained, wherein predominantly the workpiece carrier is movable along at least one guide, especially an X and/or Y and/or Z guide, for machining the workpieces. The first machining module of the machine tool includes at least five tool spindles which, or rather the tools of which, simultaneously can be engaged in a respective one of the workpieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Roland Feichtl, Gerold Schwarzwaelder
  • Publication number: 20140215787
    Abstract: A regenerating method of a cutting blade to be repaired includes a chamfering step of chamfering the leading edge part and the side edge parts of a cutting blade, a build-up welding step of welding a build-up on the chamfered leading edge part and side edge parts, and a processing step of regenerating and processing build-up welding portions of the cutting blade into a specified shape of leading edge part and side edge parts, and of the side build-up welding portions formed on the side edge part, dimension L1 of a lateral build-up weld zone is 1 to 3 times of dimension L2 of an outer build-up weld zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kinki
    Inventors: Naoya WADA, Yasuhiko HONDA, Yoshinobu AZUI, Isao NAGAI, Tetsuo YASUKAWA, Katsu MATSUMOTO, Keita TAKAMI, Natsuki TAKEMOTO
  • Patent number: 8776374
    Abstract: A datum is created in an axle housing. A finished brake flange is welded to the axle housing with reference to the datum to make an axle sub-assembly. The axle sub-assembly is fixed to a first part of a machine. A finished spindle is supplied to a second part of the machine. The spindle is welded to the axle sub-assembly with reference to the datum. A dial indexing table is rotated to a first position. An axle is placed on the dial indexing table with its longitudinal axis oriented vertically. The dial indexing table is rotated to a second position, wherein the axle aligned with a CNC machine. A machining operation is performed on the axle with the CNC machine. The dial indexing table is rotated to a third position. The axle is removed from the dial indexing table. An axle and an apparatus for manufacturing an axle are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Trimtool Ltd. O/A 1823912 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Johnston, Robert Taves
  • Publication number: 20140189991
    Abstract: A milling machine for a dental item comprises a six (6) axis motion system. A workpiece is fixed in space. Each of a pair of opposed tool spindles operates in 3 DOF, with an x-axis (laterally, left or right) being along an axis of each working tool, a rotational (theta (?)) axis (rotationally in or out), and a z-axis (up or down). On each respective side of the block, the x-axis rides on a ?-axis, and the ?-axis rides on the z-axis. Each z-axis supports a first carriage adapted to move up or down along the z-axis, and the first carriage supports a motor having a shaft. The shaft's rotational axis is the ?-axis. A second carriage is mounted on the shaft for rotation about the ?-axis. A spindle assembly is mounted on the second carriage for lateral (left or right) movement along the x-axis carried by the ?-axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: D4D Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rod Duncan, Mark Quadling, Henley Quadling, Chris Partee, Adam Tibbitts
  • Patent number: 8769820
    Abstract: A method and a device for machining the tooth edges (23, 25) developed between each end face (22, 24) and the tooth flanks (26, 27) of end-cut work wheels (2). The axis of rotation (20) of the spindle that carries the machining tool (21) is displaced around an orthogonal swivel axis (16) relative to the tool axis of rotation so that the cutting directions are opposite to each other with respect to the work wheel (2) in the machining of the lower tooth edges (23) and the upper tooth edges (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Gleason-Pfauter Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Philippin, Juergen Pastow
  • Publication number: 20140165348
    Abstract: A machine tool with lathe tool and milling cutter includes a machine support, a worktable, a moving device, a lathe feeding mechanism and a milling feeding mechanism. The worktable is positioned on the machine support. The moving device is slidably assembled to the machine support along a first direction and located above the worktable. The lathe feeding mechanism and the milling feeding mechanism are slidably assembled to the moving device along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The lathe feeding mechanism includes a feeding assembly and a lathe tool connected to the feeding assembly. The feeding assembly is configured for driving the lathe tool to move along a third direction substantially perpendicular to the first and second direction reciprocally, the milling feeding mechanism includes a milling cutter and is configured for driving the milling cutter to move along the third direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (JIASHAN) CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: MING-LU YANG, TIAN-EN ZHANG, WEI-CHUAN ZHANG, JIAN-SHI JIA, YANG-MAO PENG, JIAN QU, FENG-HUA CHEN, ZHEN-GUANG XU, JING-SHUANG SUI, DA-QING ZHUANG, JIE LI, YI LIU, JIAN-MIN YU
  • Publication number: 20140165349
    Abstract: A machine tool with lathe tool and scraping cutter includes a machine support, a worktable, a moving device, a lathe feeding mechanism and a scraping feeding mechanism. The worktable is positioned on the machine support. The moving device is slidably assembled to the machine support along a first direction and located above the worktable. The lathe feeding mechanism and the scraping feeding mechanism are slidably assembled to the moving device along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the lathe feeding mechanism includes a feeding assembly and a lathe tool connected to the feeding assembly, the feeding assembly is configured for driving the lathe tool to move along a third direction substantially perpendicular to the first and second direction reciprocally, the scraping feeding mechanism includes a scraping cutter and is configured for driving the scraping cutter to move along the third direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (JIASHAN) CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: MING-LU YANG, TIAN-EN ZHANG, WEI-CHUAN ZHANG, JIAN-SHI JIA, YANG-MAO PENG, JIAN QU, FENG-HUA CHEN, ZHEN-GUANG XU, JING-SHUANG SUI, DA-QING ZHUANG, JIE LI, YI LIU, JIAN-MIN YU
  • Publication number: 20140150228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machining, examination, and welding integral device for a nozzle, and more particularly, to a machining, examination, and welding integral device for a nozzle in which machining, examination, and welding can be made in the nozzle by one device. To this end, there is provided a machining, examination, and welding integral device for a nozzle including: a pair of caps provided to be separated from each other; a welding unit provided between the pair of caps to weld a junction part of the nozzle and a pipe; a examination unit coupled to one side of the welding unit to check whether the junction part is defective; and a machining unit coupled to the top of the welding unit to remove the surface of a welded portion of the junction part and/or process the welded portion of the junction part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Korea Plant Service & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Korea Plant Service & Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20140130320
    Abstract: Machine tool for the production of profiles, such as gearing systems on a workpiece, by means of a rotoncally driven machining tool by generating grinding, profile grinding, generating milling and/or profile milling, having at least one workpiece receiving device, a workpiece machining device and an optional machining tool profiling device. According to the invention, the workpiece machining device is borne by a machine base that has a tangential carriage, a radial carriage, a lifting carriage and a rotational carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: BURRI Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Burri
  • Patent number: 8707528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for use in production of bevel gears. The device comprises a turning machine (22), with a working spindle (22.1) and a counter-holder (23), arranged co-axially to a rotational axis (B1) of the working spindle (22.1) for the coaxial tensioning of a workpiece blank (K1). A multi-functional tool holder (24) is provided, which may be displaced relative to the workpiece blank (K1) held in the turning machine (22) and comprises a tool base (25) mounted to rotate about an axis (B2). The tool base (25) is provided for fixing one or more tools. A tool housing (26) with milling head (27) is provided, the tool housing (26) being displaceable relative to the workpiece blank (K1) held in the turning machine (22) and the milling head (27) is mounted to rotate about a milling head axis (B3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Klingelnberg GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Ozdyk, Roger Kirsch, Elmar Hackenberger, Harald Lamsfuss, Torsten König
  • Publication number: 20140109367
    Abstract: A capsule type reconfigurable multifunctional machining apparatus is disclosed. A capsule type reconfigurable multifunctional machining apparatus includes a rotating frame in which a plurality of processing modules may be installed to face an object to be machined disposed in a capsule type body and whose machining position and pose are controlled by rotation, a top frame for rotatably supporting the rotating frame, a bottom frame that is combined with the top frame under the top frame to support the top frame and in which vibration proof members are installed in positions where the bottom frame contacts the top frame, and a stage unit fixedly inserted into the internal center of the top frame to settle the object to be machined so that the height of the settled object to be machined may be controlled and in which an X-Y stage or a rotary stage may be selectively mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Jong-Kweon PARK, Sung Cheul Lee, Byung-Sub Kim, Seung Kook Ro, Sung Kwon Jang
  • Patent number: 8640335
    Abstract: A broaching apparatus (200, 400) includes; a broach (300, 600) having a cross-section corresponding to a geometry of slot (115) between adjacent steeples (110) of a turbine rotor (100), and a mechanism (210, 220, 230, 410, 420, 430) which moves the broach (300,600) through the slot (115) in a direction substantially parallel to a direction of extension of the slot (115).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Matthew S. Kight
  • Publication number: 20140013574
    Abstract: A radiopaque marker can be attached to a medical device, such as an intravascular device. The radiopaque marker can be pre-formed, or formed from a spool of material. The radiopaque marker can be placed in, on, or at a spot for receiving the radiopaque marker. The radiopaque marker can then be attached to the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert M. Giasolli
  • Publication number: 20130333194
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nested profile combination, including: planishing process, forming process, punching process, cross section shaping process, nesting process, and fastening process. A system for manufacturing the nested profile combination, includes: a profile planisher; a first rolling die set; a punching device; a second rolling die set; a cutting device; a nesting device; and a third rolling die set. The first rolling die set including a plurality of first rolling sets. The punching device includes a punching bed and a punching machine. The second rolling die set including a plurality of second rolling sets. The cutting device includes a cutter. The third rolling die set includes a third rolling set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Ningbo Bangda Intelligent Parking System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianhua ZHU
  • Publication number: 20130333479
    Abstract: A flange for a corrosion resistant and nevertheless low cost flange for pressure measurement cells, or pressure transfer means, is composed essentially of a metal foundation of a standard material and is protected on the side facing a process medium by a there applied layer of a highly alloyed, special material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Berger, Volker Frey, Christoph Bollig
  • Publication number: 20130318762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of profiling a running surface of a laid rail by means of a processing vehicle, in particular in the region of a switch, comprising placing a first copying probe element displaceable transversely to the rail in contact with the running edge or the inner side edge and machining the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Linsinger Maschinenbau Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Johann Knoll
  • Patent number: 8596939
    Abstract: A method for cutting teeth in workpieces, wherein, in a roughing operation, a substantially uncut blank receives rough teeth using a cutting tool having cutting teeth. Operation teeth are produced, the tooth width of which is defined by the spacing between the flanks of the teeth and is greater than the target dimension. In a subsequent deburring operation, a chamfer is incorporated into the end face edge of the tooth flanks, accompanied by the removal of an end face burr. Lastly, in a smoothing operation, the tooth width of the teeth is brought to the target dimension by machining the tooth flanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Profilator GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Erich Prock, Marcel Sobczyk
  • Publication number: 20130232748
    Abstract: A processing machine that combines the functions of mounting press and grinding for metallographic analysis and includes a main frame at least one shaft and a drive device horizontally mounted on the main frame. A mounting press unit and a grind unit are mounted on the main frame. The grind unit including a base secured on the main frame and linearly corresponds to the mounting press unit and the corresponding line parallel to the at least one shaft. The grind unit includes a headstock slidably mounted on the at least one shaft the and reciprocally moved on the at least one shaft to selectively align with the base of the grind unit and the mounting press unit when the drive device is operated. A control unit disposed in the grind unit for controlling the mounting press unit and the grind unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: TOP TECH MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-LIANG YANG, HSIN-YING LEE
  • Publication number: 20130205564
    Abstract: Saw system, including methods and apparatus, for cutting pieces of stock to be installed end-to-end to form miter joints. In some embodiments, the saw system may include a computer that determines an appropriate saw pivot angle for cutting a proximal end of a second piece of stock, based on a corner angle entered for cutting a distal end of a first piece of stock. In some embodiments, the saw system may compensate for an offset pivot axis of a saw device based on entered lengths of cut first and second pieces generated respectively with the saw device pivoted to the left and to the right.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PRECISION AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventor: Precision Automation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8387221
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for finishworking of a forming tool for an auto body sheet metal part in which, in a first working step for identifying a surface region of a tool surface to be remachined, a sheet metal part which has been coated with a marking paint can be formed in a pressing process by means of the tool and, using the color impression of the sheet metal part on the tool surface, the surface region which is to be remachined is acquired, and then in a second working step the surface region to be remachined can be remachined by a corresponding surface treatment. According to the invention, the device has a machining apparatus which electronically acquires the tool surface with the color impression and, depending on the intensity of the color impression, determines the location and/or dimension of the surface area to be remachined and remachines it accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Matthias Kerschner, Hubert Waltl, Martin Hoernig, Nadine Mueller
  • Publication number: 20130025124
    Abstract: In a method for the finishing of a crankshaft bearing bore in a cylinder crankcase of an internal combustion engine, starting from a prepared crankshaft bearing bore, a finished crankshaft bearing bore is produced with a prescribable desired size, a prescribable desired structure of the bore inner surface and a prescribable desired position of the bore axis. The prepared crankshaft bearing bore is first finished with at least one finishing tool with a geometrically defined cutting edge and then the honing of the crankshaft bearing bore is carried out. In a final finishing operation with a geometrically defined cutting edge immediately preceding the honing, an allowance of at least 0.4 mm is removed, and the honing tool is introduced into the bore coaxially in relation to the desired position of the bore axis and moved within the bore, an allowance of at least 0.08 mm being removed during the honing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Nagel Maschinen-und Werkzeugfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Nagel, Martin Mayer, German Wankmiller, Georg Wassermann
  • Publication number: 20120317790
    Abstract: A device which processes a cylinder bore of a combustion engine in one working stroke prepares the cylinder bore for a subsequent thermal coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Gerhard Flores, Erwin Baumgartner, Michael Rach
  • Publication number: 20120317771
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for servicing a dynamoelectric machine component. The apparatus includes a tool delivery mechanism adapted for delivering a tool to a desired location in the dynamoelectric machine, and a tool support fixture adapted to be secured onto the body of the dynamoelectric machine, where the tool support fixture can be used for supporting and adjusting the tool delivery mechanism. A sleeve mechanism is attached to the tool support fixture, and the sleeve mechanism is disposed around a portion of the tool delivery mechanism. The apparatus is adapted to service the component of the dynamoelectric machine in-situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Zhipeng Zhang, Philip Alexander Shoemaker, Robert Jeffrey Pieciuk, Weston Blaine Griffin, Arvind Rangarajan, Diego Quinones, Prabhjot Singh
  • Patent number: 8287214
    Abstract: The spindle drive unit of a combined machine tool drives the spindle. The tip end of the spindle is provided with a boring tool and a tool head having a rough grinding stone and a finishing grinding stone. The spindle drive unit has a first support unit and a second support unit capable of receiving the spindle therethrough and supporting it rotatably, a linear motor and a column slide mechanism for moving the first and second support unit in the axis direction of the spindle, and a spindle motor for rotating the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Sadaoka, Hiromi Oshima, Shinji Nogami, Minoru Suzuki, Makoto Ouchi, Masanori Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20120246903
    Abstract: Systems and methods of rapid model vehicle construction. The invention substitutes large and unitary model vehicle sections for the greater number of individual model vehicle components used in known model vehicle construction techniques. Further, substantially the entire exterior of a model vehicle is created from the collective non-machined or substantially non-machined exterior portions of interlocked model vehicle sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Curtis Strawn
  • Publication number: 20120180277
    Abstract: A machine for making gears. The machine comprising at least one piece-holder table, which is mounted to rotate about a given first longitudinal axis thereof, and supports a piece being machined; and at least an operating head, which is provided with at least one tool for machining the piece. The machine is characterized in that the piece-holder table and the operating head are provided with relative motion with respect to each other in a first direction. Moreover, the operating head and the piece-holder table can be selectively stopped along their respective path according to the machining process to be carried out on the piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Artemio Affaticati, Marco Franceschet, Mauro Manara, Vito Perrone
  • Patent number: 8186032
    Abstract: Tool arrangement for the production of helical teeth in gear wheels, wherein a roughing hob (20), at least one deburring cutter (16, 18) and a finishing hob (12) can be fastened on a common mandrel (14) in a predetermined rotational position relative to one another, and the teeth of the finishing hob, which are situated along a helical line, each have a different cross section such that the engagement angle of the right or left flanks decreases continuously starting from a maximum value of the first tooth up to the last tooth, and the maximum engagement angle of the right flanks of the first or last tooth coincides with the minimum engagement angle of the left flanks, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Carmincke, Oliver Winkel
  • Patent number: 8177696
    Abstract: A method is provided for milling a thermal barrier coated metal part. This method includes selectively removing a portion of a ceramic coating using a mechanical cutting tool, thereby forming a counterbore, and machining the metal part through the counterbore. A drilling head for drilling thermal barrier coated metal parts is also provided. The drilling head comprises a mechanical cutting tool, which is operable to mill through ceramic, and an electrode for electrical discharge machining. The electrode may be used to mill the metal part, and may be interchangeable with the mechanical cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Metem Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Janssen, John Malek
  • Patent number: 8151437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for green machining bevel gears, including a CNC machining station for gear cutting a wheel blank (K2). The machining station includes a tool spindle which is used to receive a gear cutting tool and a work piece spindle which is used to receive the gear blank (K2). The machining station also relates to a machining station which operates in a vertical manner. The device also comprises a vertical processing station having a tool holder and a work piece spindle which is used to receive a work piece blank (K1). The machining station mechanically forms a functional unit together with the pre-machining station, wherein the work piece blank (K1) undergoes green machining in the pre-machining station, and is transferred as a gear blank (K2) to the first machining station after the first green machining where it is cut into a gear. The machining station and the pre-machining station are linked together in terms of data and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Klingelnberg GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmuth Müller, Joachim Thomas, Karl-Martin Ribbeck, Burkhard Schneider, Dietmar Loh
  • Patent number: 8127425
    Abstract: A gear production plant has, along a gear production path, a station for preparing a number of blanks; a cutting station, where respective teeth are cut on the blanks to obtain a number of semifinished parts; a heat treating station, where the toothed semifinished parts are carburized or nitrided; and a finish station for finish machining the heat treated semifinished parts; the plant also having a check station located along the production path, downstream from the heat treating station or the finish station, and which houses an optical measuring unit for non-destructively determining the effective carburized or nitrided case depth on the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: AVIO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Salvatore Milletari, Giulio Barbato
  • Patent number: 8096030
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for mobile repair of a stationary rotor seals of a turbo machine is provided. The method includes the following steps, 3D-scanning of the stationary seal, generation of 3D-model of the stationary seal, removing of the damaged spots of the seal using laser cutting, and generating a new seal at the repair spot by use of a second process head, which generates the seal by laser powder cladding. The apparatus includes a 3D-scanner, a cutting tool, and a first process head and a second process head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andreas Graichen
  • Publication number: 20110296687
    Abstract: A method for machining at least one aircraft gas turbine engine rotor (1) blade (2) wear indicator (41, 42, 43), comprising a step of machining the wear indicator (41, 42, 43) using a laser (L) so as to melt part of the blade (2), and a step of collecting the molten material of the blade (2). For preference, the method comprises a step of fitting a plug (8) into said bathtub squealer (23), said plug (8) comprising at least one cavity (81, 82, 83) for receiving the molten blade (2) material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Damien Hebuterne, Janvier Lecomte