Common Reciprocating Support For Spaced Tools Patents (Class 29/565)
  • Patent number: 9003643
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a system for shaping an element is provided. The system includes tooling that having at least one constraining surface that is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, where the at least one constraining surface includes at least one curved element section to facilitate bending of at least a portion of an element around the at least one curved element section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Patent number: 8936211
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a stator includes a first winding step of, with annular conductors of a first coil portion being placed in a coil holding unit, inserting the annular conductors into the respective slots by a coil pushing-out unit; and a second winding step of, after the first coil winding step, with annular conductors of a second coil portion placed in the coil holding unit, moving a positioning unit in an axial direction at least from one end of the stator core to the other end of the stator core in the axial direction, and inserting the annular conductors into the respective slots by the coil pushing-out unit while a part of the first coil portion, which is located in the slots, is pressed in a direction from the opening of the slot toward an inside of the slot by the radial end faces of the projecting teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Yamaguchi, Katsuyuki Hayashi, Shigeki Sato
  • Patent number: 8695190
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing operations on a workpiece is provided. A first frame in a frame system may be held on the workpiece by applying a vacuum to the first frame. A second frame in the frame system may be detached from the workpiece by applying a pressure to the second frame. The second frame may be moved to a location on the workpiece. The second frame may be attached to the workpiece by applying the vacuum to the second frame. An operation may be performed on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Branko Sarh, David Hassan Amirehteshami
  • 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: 20090100662
    Abstract: A new and improved automated gun tool dolly which comprises a plurality of nail guns, such as, for example, three nail guns, which are mounted upon a horizontally movable carriage assembly in a vertically and horizontally staggered mode so as to be disposed within a diagonal array. Movement of the carriage assembly along horizontally oriented guide rails is automatically controlled, such as, for example, by means of a programmable logic controller (PLC), such that the three nail guns are sequentially and continuously disposed at predetermined firing positions at which the nail guns are sequentially fired so as to insert nails within predetermined regions of 2×4 or 2×6 plate, header, or footer members of a wall panel or wall structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Aubrey Smith, Stephen Fleming, Robet Tucker, Douglas Dodd
  • Patent number: 7356896
    Abstract: A cable cup can be mounted in an optimal location on the wall of an otherwise inaccessible duct, so that, above all, inlets into the duct are not obstructed. A mounting device has a carriage that is movable in the longitudinal direction of the duct. A supporting unit for the cable cup is mounted on the carriage. A carrier is pivotally connected to the carriage via a longitudinal shaft. A directing unit supports the cable cup and is movable toward the wall of the duct. A drilling device and a screwdriver device are longitudinally movable on the shaft. By pivoting the support and thus the directing unit, the cable cup is fixed in the desired position on the wall, a hole is drilled through the cable cup and into the wall of the duct and a screw is screwed into the hole by the screwdriver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Wien Kanal-Abwassertechnologien GesmbH
    Inventors: Johann Kübel, Helmut Kadrnoska, Gerhard Reiss
  • Patent number: 6865787
    Abstract: A numerical control (NC) processor with an onboard grinding unit is disclosed in which a workpiece is first cut in a preselected contour with a Y-axis cutting tool, and then subjected to honing operation intact whereby both the cutting and honing operations can be performed with just a single processor with high-speed, high-acceleration. With the NC processor, the Y-axis cutting tool is mounted on a sliding base above an X-axis table in a way allowed to move back and forth in a Y-axis direction, while a grinding unit is installed in close proximity to the sliding base. A slider moves back and forth in synchronized relation with rotation of a work spindle to first let the Y-axis cutting tool cut the workpiece into a preselected contour, and then cause a buffing material of the grinding unit to grind a work surface of the workpiece into a high-quality surface finish in conformity with a programmed contour while the workpiece remains held intact in a chucking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Seibu Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouki Shingai, Toshiro Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20040231122
    Abstract: System, including apparatus and method, involves processing materials in opposite directions between two machines along a processing path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Philip P. Sawyer, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Patent number: 6807719
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting terminals carried on a carrier strip into cavities in a housing having a slide assembly with a cam track movable between a first and a second position, and a pivoting lever with a cam follower. The cam follower is positioned in and cooperates with the cam track. The lever is movable between an open and closed position and has first and second shearing blades. An eccentric pin extends through the lever and is attached to a rotary actuator. The eccentric pin is positioned to act as the pivot point for the lever. The rotary actuator is movable between an engaged and disengaged position. As the lever is moved to the closed position, the first shearing blades engage and shear a first portion of the carrier strip. As the rotary actuator moves to an engaged position, the second shearing blade engages and shears a second portion of the carrier strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Marlin Edward Herr, John Michael Wasilko, Christopher John Karrasch, George Edward Hoover
  • Patent number: 6640416
    Abstract: Prewound coils are axially drawn into grooves of stators or rotors of electric machines. This is performed by means of a draw-in star, which can be pushed forward through their bores, behind which cover strips (16), made of insulated material, are pushed into the grooves (12) in front of their opening slits in the course of the draw-in process. To prevent the cover strips (16) from being partially pulled out of the grooves (12) when the draw-in star (28) is pulled back, it is provided that the cover strips (16) are supported against a retrograde movement during a defined first section of the return movement of the draw-in star (28), for example in that the pushers remain in their pushed-forward position during the first phase of the return movement of the draw-in star (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Elmotek Elecktro-Motoren-Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Sadik Sadiku
  • Publication number: 20020129486
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closing unit for tools to be pressed together against opening forces having two tool carriers which can be displaced towards one another. In accordance with the invention, there are two jaws engaging over the tool carrier plates at the side in each case in a closed position while building up a bias. The closing unit is advantageously designed in the form of bias modules for tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Applicant: AP&T SCHAFER Technologie GmbH
    Inventor: August Wilhelm Schaefer
  • Patent number: 6081980
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for a simultaneous operation machine includes a plurality of pulleys and drive belts in a unique orientation to simultaneously drive a plurality of spindles. A first outer spindle is driven about a first axis of rotation to perform a first operation such as machining. An inner spindle is disposed within the outer spindle and is driven about a second axis which is offset from and parallel to the first axis to simultaneously perform a second operation, such as grinding. Additionally, the drive apparatus is capable of rotating the second spindle about the second axis while orbiting about the first axis, and simultaneously rotating of the first spindle about the first axis. Preferably, a single motor is provided for driving both of the outer and inner spindles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Cobra Machine Tool
    Inventor: Garfield R. Lunn
  • Patent number: 5940954
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a molded article from a sheet material is provided which comprises: a press working section, including a stationary plate and a movable plate oppositely disposed relative to one another, for performing a press working operation when the movable plate is closed; an insert molding section, including a stationary die and a movable die oppositely disposed relative to one another, for performing an insert molding operation; a shearing section, including a die plate and a punch plate oppositely disposed relative to one another, for performing a shearing operation; the press working section, the insert molding section and the shearing section being arranged in series; the sheet material being transported through a first area defined by the opposed stationary and movable plates, a second area defined by the opposed stationary and movable dies, and a third area defined by the opposed die and punch plates; the press working operation relative to a portion of the sheet material disposed opposi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisya Sato Seiki
    Inventor: Toshiomi Sato
  • Patent number: 5890276
    Abstract: Picture hangers having prongs become automatically inserted into a picture backing material. An insertion apparatus feeds a strip of preformed blanks to an anvil which severs the blanks and presses them into the backing material. At the same time that the apparatus severs the first blank of the strip, a prong forming tool, attached to the anvil, bends the prongs of the next blank. A feed rod advances the strip of blanks through the apparatus, one blank at a time. A pair of paws, attached to the anvil, carry the severed hanger to the picture backing, and releases the hanger as the hanger becomes inserted into the backing. The apparatus includes a resilient structure which enables the device to operate efficiently with picture backings having varying thicknesses. One can also use the invention to insert hangers into picture frames, mirrors, plaques, signs, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Moore Push-Pin Company
    Inventor: Eugene M. Lorincz
  • Patent number: 5797174
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus for forming curved and rectangular bodied needle blanks from a length of needle stock which includes a generally cylindrical inner mandrel having a plurality of longitudinal channels formed in an outer surface thereof, the mandrel being dimensioned and configured for insertion within the length of needle stock. The apparatus also includes a plurality of broaches insertable into the longitudinal channels such that an edge of each broach projects radially outwardly of the mandrel to form a plurality of inner grooves on an inner surface of the length of needle stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Guy, Terry C. Eisensmith, Donald A. Morin
  • Patent number: 5658104
    Abstract: A system for the manufacture of a CO.sub.2 powered dragster with a low-cost three axis machine tool, the system including an expansion base to be fixedly secured to a support surface of the machine tool, and an indexing fixture to be adjustably secured to the expansion base. The indexing fixture has a generally elongate indexing plate which slides within the expansion base and is secured in one of at least two linear indexing positions, thereby positioning a portion of a material block from which a chassis of the dragster is made within a range of linear motion of the spindle, while a remaining portion of the material block is maintained aligned for subsequent positioning with the range of linear motion of the spindle, a rear end housing secured to a rear end of the indexing plate, and a front end housing secured a front end of the indexing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Richard Wong
  • Patent number: 5524328
    Abstract: In a machine tool having a base member, a table supported on the base member, on which a workpiece may be positioned to be machined, and a toolhead assembly supported on the base member, provided with a tool engageable with the workpiece positioned on the table for performing a work function relative thereto wherein the table and the toolhead assembly are displaceable relative to each other along a line of travel, an assembly for holding down a workpiece positioned on the table upon relative displacement of the table and the toolhead assembly along the line of travel generally consisting of at least one upper roller having an axis disposed transversely relative to the line of travel and engageable in rolling contact with an upper surface of a workpiece positioned on the table, a set of lower rollers each having an axis disposed transversely relative to the line of travel and engageable in rolling contact with an undersurface of the table and means supported on the base member and operatively interconnecting t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Thermwood Corporation
    Inventor: Michael P. Hardesty
  • Patent number: 5448823
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing suture-needle assemblies in which the suture thread is connected to the needle shank through the provision of heat shrinkable tubing. The apparatus for securing the heat shrink tubing to the shank of the needle essentially comprises a needle holder, a heat source, a video camera and monitor device and means for insuring heating of the tubing only at the shank. An apparatus is also disclosed for securing the suture thread to the needle shank where the needle shank is already provided with the heat shrink tubing secured thereon. The apparatus for securing the suture thread to the needle shank includes a needle holder, a heat source, a heat cover to create a heating chamber, as well as video camera and monitor means to enlarge the image for an operator, as well as temperature regulating equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Richard N. Granger, Michael S. Kassim
  • Patent number: 5309622
    Abstract: A compression molding tool comprises an upper part (3) and a lower part (2) connected by guides (4). A die (5) arranged in the lower part (3) of the tool cooperates with a force plug (6) arranged on the upper part (2) of the tool. The die (5) contains a mold cavity (7) the side walls of which are formed by two regions (12, 13). The outer region (13) of the side walls is inclined outward, i.e., divergent. A frame (14) guided on the columns (4) can be connected to the force plug (6) via a coupling device (15). Mounted on the frame (14) are spring-loaded elements (16) the free ends (17) of which cooperate with the inclined region (13) of the side walls of the mold cavity (7) in the die (5). The spring-loaded elements serve to produce a circular folded seam around the multilayer molded plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: AAW Produktions Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gerhard Pirchl
  • Patent number: 5259107
    Abstract: A tapping function is imparted to a microjoint separation apparatus in order to obtain uniform cycle time and to improve productivity. The apparatus includes: grips (6) for moving a workpiece (2) in the X-axial direction of the main body (1) of the apparatus; a hammer (30) and a tapping unit (40) provided on the main body (1) and movable in a Y-axial direction perpendicular to the X-axial direction; an NC device (35) for positioning tapping point and hammering point of the workpiece (2) by moving the grips (6), the hammer (30) and the tapping unit (40) in X-Y axial directions; and cradles (31, 32) for selectively supporting a lower portion of the workpiece (2) during the hammering operation and the tapping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tanabe, Yasuo Harada, Norio Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 5161291
    Abstract: Adjustable machining apparatus for machining a cylindrical workpiece, such as an electrical generator rotor or stator. The apparatus includes a spindle for holding a cutting tool, which spindle in turn is engaged by a motor for rotating the spindle and cutting tool. Attached to the spindle is a swivel for pivoting the spindle about a pivot point laying on a first axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the workpiece. A first translation mechanism is attached to the swivel for moving the swivel along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. A second translation mechanism is connected to the first translation mechanism for moving the first translation mechanism along a third axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the workpiece. A third translation mechanism is connected to the second translation mechanism for moving the second translation mechanism along a fourth axis paralle to the longitudinal axis of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventor: Paul Guenther
  • Patent number: 5093982
    Abstract: An improved burn-in board cartridge for use in burn-in and testing of IC packages in an automated burn-in and test system is disclosed. The cartridge includes printed circuit cards mounted on a single or both side faces of the cartridge, thereby permitting IC packages to be mounted on either or both sides of the cartridge. The cartridge includes a sturdy frame holding in place the printed circuit cards and providing strength to reduce damage to the circuit cards. Attached to the frame are rails which are used to position the cartridge in various apparatus such as burn-in chambers. Cooling tubes and electrical components can be placed inside the two-sided cartridge, between the printed circuit cards. The burn-in chamber is divided into zones with each zone having a number of slots into which a burn-in board is placed. The chamber includes rotating air diverters positioned at each end of a zone which are capable of channeling the heated air within the chamber around any one zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: Reliability Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert L. Gussman
  • Patent number: 4881518
    Abstract: Apparatus for manufacturing thin wafers from bars, such as in the manufacture of wafers for use as semiconductor substrates, include an arrangement wherein a holder member is fastened to the bar, the bar is sliced to separate a disc-shaped wafer therefrom and wherein prior to completion of the slicing operation, the end face of the bar is leveled to a precisely planar condition. The slicing operation is terminated after the bar is sliced completely through and the holder member is partially, but not completely, sliced through so that a wafer formed by the slicing operation remains connected to the bar by the holder member. The wafer is disconnected from the bar by abrading a portion of the holder member connecting the wafer to the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: GMN Georg Muller Nurnberg AG
    Inventor: Fritz Feldmeier
  • Patent number: 4856183
    Abstract: A device for fitting and crimping end pieces on electric conductors includes an end-piece distributor, a holding device for maintaining the end of the conductors in position and a device for transferring the end-pieces from the distributor to the holding device and for positioning the end pieces on the ends of the conductors at the end of such transfer. The transfer device includes a crimping device as well as a closure means, partially closed at rest, which may pass to the open condition under the action of stop devices provided respectively close to the distributor and the holding means so as to make possible access to and/or removal of the end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: La Telemecanique Electrique
    Inventors: Ali Belaidouni, Andre Benani, Jean-Marie Millet
  • Patent number: 4852241
    Abstract: A machine is provided for automatically fitting connecting end-pieces to the ends of electric conductors, including a structure movable in translation inside a fixed structure with a first translational movement, and a carriage movable in translation in the mobile structure and able to move in line with an end-piece supply station and a station for guiding and holding the end of the conductors in position. This carriage includes a stripping device, an end-piece reception means and, associated with this reception means, an end-piece crimping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: La Telemecanique Electrique
    Inventors: Ali Belaidouni, Andre Benani, Jean-Marie Millet
  • Patent number: 4847961
    Abstract: Stitch-machining the walls of a cylindrical blind cavity of a workpiece, the cavity being deep and narrow with respect to the axis of the cavity, is carried out by: (a) supporting a tubular housing for axial movement throughout substantially the axial extent of the cavity interior and in close-fitting tolerance to the walls of the cavity, the tubular housing having a free end; (b) rotationally driving a spindle (10,000-40,000 rpm) in the tubular housing for conjoint axial movement with the tubular housing, the spindle extending beyond the housing end for carrying a radially adjustable cutting tool; (c) inserting the tubular housing together with the rotationally driven spindle into the cavity (at lineal speeds of 400-800 inches/minute) with a cutting tool radially positioned for rough boring of the cavity walls, while guiding and steering the tubular housing and spindle to accurately concentrically position the cutting tool with respect to the cavity axis; (d) substantially immediately upon the execution of r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David A. Donovan, Nathaniel Field
  • Patent number: 4819312
    Abstract: A machine and process is provided for automatically removing babbitts from flaker knives and the like, molding new babbitts onto the knives and trimming the new babbitts to precise dimensions. The machien has a frame on which is mounted a magazine for storing the knives and a movable transfer plate transfers a knife from the magazine to successive positions for removing the babbitts, forming new babbitts and trimming the new babbitts. The babbitts are removed by a power actuated punch engaging the babbitts while the knife is held in the appropriate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Inventor: Randall K. Melvin
  • Patent number: 4817272
    Abstract: An electronic component lead or tab crimping apparatus adapted for use with a conveyor system in the assembly of printed circuit (PC) boards includes an upper assembly having an upper interchangeable plate and a lower actuator plate and further includes a pneumatically actuated lower assembly. The interchangeable plate includes a plurality of spaced apertures within each of which is disposed a lead/tab engaging, crimping element. The upper assembly is initially displaced upward by the pneumatically actuated lower assembly to a position in close proximity to and in alignment with the lower surface of a PC board such that each of the crimping elements is disposed in close proximity to a lead, or leads (or tabs), of an electronic component positioned on the PC board. The lower assembly then displaces the actuator plate upward by cam action such that the actuator plate simultaneously engages and pivotally displaces the crimping elements resulting in crimping of the electronic component leads or tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Campisi, Andrew Kaliszek, Elmer M. Klein, Richard G. Schmid, Thomas J. Bradfish
  • Patent number: 4778313
    Abstract: An intelligent tool system used with computer numerical controlled machining centers consisting of an internal spindle machanism and a variety of spindle mounted devices.The spindle mechanism provides CNC communicating and operating means with spindle mounted devices such as; telescoping tool holders for determining work surface locating with random length tools and for sensing tool condition; automatic boring tools for high precision boring and contouring; probing devices for work surface location, measurement and definintion; combination boring and probing tools for boring and measuring a hole without removing the tool from the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Manuflex Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Lehmkuhl
  • Patent number: 4777720
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a multiple wire brush contact includes the steps of stamping a continuous strip of material so as to define a series of spaced blanks, each including a cross bar and a base mounting plate, separating side carrier portions, welding and soldering contact wires onto the cross bar portions, cutting and forming the contact wiper. The multiple wire brush contact assembly thus includes a base mounting plate that is separate from the cross bar and wire spring and that is used to handle and mount the assembly in a cooperating receiving space in a rotor or other element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Precision Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Maier, Donald Larock
  • Patent number: 4773148
    Abstract: A portion of an endless tying band around a package is displaced from the package thus defining a space between the portion of the tying band and the package. Then, a guide plate is inserted into the space, and the tying band is pressed by the guide roll against the guide plate to grip the tying band between the guide plate and the guide roll. The tying band which is gripped between the guide plate and the guide roll is then severed by a cutter blade. The guide roll is located to deliver an end of the severed tying band for thereby removing the severed tying band from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignees: Hokkai Can Co., Ltd., Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Ohya, Tohru Honma, Sohitirou Katsura
  • Patent number: 4748732
    Abstract: A device for the lining of slots of stator or rotor lamination packs for electrical machines with slot liners. The device includes a matrix having two slots therein, a die plate including at least two forming dies, a cutting plate, structure for causing the slot liners to be aligned flush with slots in the lamination pack, and an insertion punch for simultaneously pushing slot liners out of the forming slots and through the forming structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Statomat-Globe Maschienenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Otto Schultes
  • Patent number: 4730373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool for multiple surface machining having a work supporting device provided on a base and having a work supporting portion which is freely rotatable and freely adjustable in a vertical position, a slide base freely adjustably movable on the base in a horizontal direction toward and away from the work supporting device, a tool supporting table provided on the slide base, the tool supporting table being freely adjustably movable in a horizontal direction orthogonal to the direction of movement of the slide base, a vertical machining device mounted on the tool supporting table to perform machining from the upper direction on a workpiece that is supported by the work supporting portion, and a plurality of horizontal machining devices mounted on the tool supporting table to perform machining on the workpiece from the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Washino Engineering Company, Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Senoh
  • Patent number: 4730384
    Abstract: Machine for providing by crimping the ends of cable conductors with end sleeves or other connection elements comprising a contact sleeve opened or closed in the envelope thereof, particularly a crimp sleeve. The machine comprises a device for feeding the end sleeves, a device for supplying the cable conductors and a crimping device cooperating with the sleeve feeding device. The crimping device is provided with a grip having jaws for the crimping of the metal tube of the end-sleeve or the contact sleeve of the connection element on the metal web of the conductor from the end of which the insulation has been removed; jaws are used to take out the synthetic collar from the end sleeve or from a portion of the connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Inventor: Hans Frohlich
  • Patent number: 4720912
    Abstract: Machine for tipping by pressing cable leads (KE) with end sleeves (AD) or other similar connection elements with a female connector, which may be clamped, respectively pressed, closed or opened at the surface of the envelope, particularly crimp contact elements; the machine comprises a container for storing conductor end sleeves, a supply unit (200) for supplying the conductor end sleeves, which supply unit is provided with a conductor end sleeve unpairing unit (203) for unpairing the conductor end sleeves (A) or similar connection elements received from the storage container, a cable conductor insertion unit (20) and a clamping-fitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Inventor: Hans Frohlich
  • Patent number: 4698883
    Abstract: In a cutting and mounting apparatus for cutting a film section (9) which can be lowered into a slide mount (10) positioned below a cutting tool (5) in a slider (7), and which upon withdrawal of slider (7) can be snapped into the slide mount (10) while resting against a guiding jaw (2a), said guiding jaw (2a) forms part of a cover plate (2) serving for supporting a cutting plate (3) and covering the guide channel (1a) of slider (7). The slide mount (10) is urged against the stationary guiding jaw (2a) free from play by means of a leaf spring (8) extending below the slider (7). During this operation, the front edge of the film section (9) abuts against an offset abutment edge (2e) of the guiding jaw (2a) so that the film section (9) is slid into a rear slot of the slide mount (10), is bent and snaps into a front slot in the slide mount (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dietmar Blattner, Hermann Dieterle, Manfred Leutwein, Horst Simon
  • Patent number: 4692972
    Abstract: A device for the lining of slots of stator or rotor lamination packs for electrical machines with slot liners. The device includes a matrix having two slots therein, a die plate including at least two forming dies, a cutting plate, structure for causing the slot liners to be aligned flush with slots in the lamination pack, and an insertion punch for simultaneously pushing slot liners out of the forming slots and through the forming structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignee: Statomat-Globe Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Otto Schultes
  • Patent number: 4620359
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for manufacturing rigid computer memory disc substrates is disclosed wherein the apparatus comprises a circular base plate, the base plate being mounted horizontally for rotation about a vertical axis; a plurality of spindles rotatably mounted on motors mounted on the base plate, the spindles extending radially outwardly from the base plate, in equally spaced relationship therearound, the outwardly extending end of each spindle including a fastening means for mounting a rigid disc to be processed thereon; a plurality of work stations spaced around the circular base plate for performing work operations on the discs; and a motor for rotating the base plate so as to convey each of the discs consecutively to each of the work stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Charlton Associates
    Inventors: Richard J. Charlton, Leland R. Krueger, Richard M. Noling, Jimmy G. Saunders, Richard J. Elliott
  • Patent number: 4603476
    Abstract: A special cartridge is provided which is used in wire harness making applications. The cartridge is loaded with a single length of wire which has been pre-cut to the desired length and also marked for identification with an ink jet sprayer, or other wire marking device, prior to being wound on the spool in the cartridge.Once the wire is thus wound, it may sequentially be passed through a curing oven to dry the inked coding on the wire. Then the cartridge is engaged by an end effector on an articulated robot which passes both the leading end and the trailing end of the wire into selected wire strippers, crimpers, and a wire tester.Once the wire reaches this point it is now wound on the reel in the cartridge with the proper terminals crimped on both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Inventor: John W. Tarbox
  • Patent number: 4437223
    Abstract: Removal of tightly encircling bands from coiled strips is accomplished by transversely engaging a spaced pair of pinch rolls against the band on a coil and then severing the band therebetween and moving one pinch roll into engagement with the other pinch roll to pinch the severed band end therebetween, and at least one roll is driven to feed the pinched band outwardly away from the coil into a scrap chopper. The device used for severing the band is provided with a band shear which is movable along a track that runs transverse to the band. The shear is driven along the track to lodge a sharp leading edge thereof under the band and the shear is then actuated to sever the band, and thereafter the band severing means is removed from between the pinch rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Mesta Machine Company
    Inventor: Andrew J. Petros
  • Patent number: 4433467
    Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting sheet metal plates and the like includes a support table for the material to be cut. A shears frame mounts a movable shears blade and the frame is movable back and forth along one edge of the support table. In addition to the movable blade, the shears frame mounts a circular saw in spaced relation to the movable blade. The circular saw is movable on the shears frame in the up and down direction relative to the support table. Further, the cutting line of the circular saw is parallel to the cutting line of the movable blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: Karl Mengele & S/o/ hne
    Inventors: Georg Frick, Harro Reiff, Alois Kirsch
  • Patent number: 4404723
    Abstract: A band-removing apparatus for taking off a band wound about a paper sheet bundle. One end portion of a paper sheet bundle brought to a band-removing section by transport means is clamped in a vertical direction by a pair of clamping members, thereby causing the paper sheet bundle to be bent downward. Part of a band is stretched over the concave portion of the bent paper sheet bundle in the form of a chord. A hooking member catches said chord portion of the band. When the hooking member holding said chord portion of the band is rotated crosswise of the transport passage, then the band is pulled off from the paper sheet bundle. The removed band is let to fall into a receptacle disposed on one lateral side of the transport passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohba, Shigeo Horino
  • Patent number: 4400873
    Abstract: Crimp connection equipment includes means for positioning a crimp height controlling eccentric shaft in virtually an infinite number of different predetermined angular positions and virtually continuously monitoring the actual instantaneous position of such shaft. In addition, a universal wheelfeed for feeding a connector strip and selectively replaceable means for guiding such strip are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan L. Kindig, Albert J. Wesseldyk
  • Patent number: 4389921
    Abstract: Ceramic coatings prevent metal to metal contact between double acting pistons and cylinders. Cylinders and pistons operate in true cylindrical form. Ceramic coated cylinders are gradually brought to operating temperatures while temporary cutting pistons shape the coating to a true cylinder at operating temperature. Cylinders are formed true while cold and cylinders and heads are jacketed with high heat flow conductors so that the cylinders and cylinder heads have uniform operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Vannevar Bush
  • Patent number: 4387493
    Abstract: An automatic cutting apparatus for the binding band on a strip coil comprising a carriage movable towards and away from the strip coil, a pawl guide rod operatively connected to the carriage for movement towards and away from the strip coil, a jaw member pivoted at one end to the carriage and at the other end to the pawl guide rod for opening and closing movement, pawl mechanisms secured to the other end of the jaw member to be guided along the pawl guide rod in response to the opening and closing movement of the jaw member, separate operation mechanisms for the pawl guide rod and jaw member, a primary cutting blade secured to the undersurface of the pawl guide rod, and cooperating feed rollers and feed rollers for shredding and a shredding blade mechanism for further cutting the binding band after the band has been pulled from the strip coil by the pawls and primarily sheared off by the primary cutting blade and then pulled to the shredding position by the feed rollers for delivery to the feed rollers for sh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Inventor: Tamio Nakaie
  • Patent number: 4310964
    Abstract: The automated assembly of major subassemblies providing for the rapid assembly of parts in predetermined positions by automatically tack fastening (e.g., riveting) mounted parts together or by automatically drilling holes in mounted parts and manually locating other parts is disclosed. After the initial locating steps are completed, assembled parts are permanently fastened together. At each tack or permanent fastener location the automated assembly machine: clamps the parts together with a predetermined amount of force; determines the composite thickness of assembled parts to be fastened together; drills a hole through the assembled parts; selects the correct length fastener to be inserted into the hole; inserts the selected fastener into the hole; secures the selected fastener; and, moves to the next position and repeats this sequence of operations. The illustrated automated assembly machine includes part holding devices (41) mounted on a machine frame (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Richard J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 4287748
    Abstract: A rotary transfer press apparatus wherein a plurality of workpieces are simultaneously and progressively moved over a circular path through a series of working stations which themselves are arranged in a circular path whereby successive operations are performed on each workpiece to obtain a finished product for each cycle of the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Stewart Stamping Corp.
    Inventor: Maurice Wolfthal
  • Patent number: 4219914
    Abstract: An arrangement for opening and cutting up packaging straps for scrap, in which a traveling frame moves transversely to a transport track. A cross beam with adjustable elevation has fastened to it a device for snipping and cutting up straps for scrap. A sensor determines the position of the package, of the packaging strap, of shears and shear blades. A control unit with preset control program switches the drives of the transport track, of the traveling frame, of the cross beam and of the device for snipping and cutting up for scrap, which is connected to the sensor. The shears have an extension forward of the lower shear blade with a blade-shaped pointed wedge, and drives for producing a nearly continuous force and for producing impacts attached to the shears. The wedge-shaped extension may form an acute angle with the package surface; this angle is adjustable relative to the package surface via a fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Hoesch Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gunter Bartzick, Gerd Buhne
  • Patent number: 4205419
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a tying band of a coiled material comprising a cutter for cutting the tying band, and pinch rollers for pinching and transferring the tying band after it is cut out. The cut comprises a lower cutter and a pair of upper cutters pivotally mounted on the lower cutter. The lower cutter is connected to a hydraulic cylinder and adapted to be moved up and down along a guide which is obliquely mounted to a base member by the actuation of the hydraulic cylinder. The tying band is being cut out between the lower cutter and the upper cutters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kiyoji Aoshima
  • Patent number: 4203204
    Abstract: The automated assembly of major subassemblies providing for the rapid assembly of parts in predetermined positions by automatically tack fastening (e.g., riveting) mounted parts together or by automatically drilling holes in mounted parts and manually locating other parts is disclosed. After the initial locating steps are completed, assembled parts are permanently fastened together. At each tack or permanent fastener location the automated assembly machine: clamps the parts together with a predetermined amount of force; determines the composite thickness of assembled parts to be fastened together; drills a hole through the assembled parts; selects the correct length fastener to be inserted into the hole; inserts the selected fastener into the hole; secures the selected fastener; and, moves to the next position and repeats this sequence of operations. The illustrated automated assembly machine includes part holding devices (41) mounted on a machine frame (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Richard J. Murphy