With Magazine Supply Patents (Class 29/809)
  • Patent number: 9419425
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system are disclosed for housing and terminating various cables. The apparatus is mounted on a base, which allows it to be pivoted to different positions. The apparatus includes a portion capable of receiving a cable containing various types of wires. A patch panel is provided on a track assembly in order allow various operations such as termination of the wires. The apparatus can remain above ground, or positioned below ground when not being accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: David Z. Chen
  • Patent number: 9205521
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of a resilient ring-shaped clip installation system and method, as well as handling apparatus associated therewith. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises gripping fingers circumferentially disposed and radially actuated to grip and radially compress the clip, and stripping rods axially actuated to axially engage and strip the compressed clip from the gripping fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Claudio Firsoff, Wayne Toner, Paul Fraser
  • Patent number: 9044835
    Abstract: The invention is a gas container valve fastening machine which comprises a column erected on a base, a clamp unit for securely supporting a gas container placed on the base in an upright posture parallel to the column, a rotary drive unit vertically movably disposed above clamp the unit along the column, a rotary transmission unit interlocked and connected to an output shaft of the rotary drive unit, and a wrench attached to a lower end of the rotary transmission unit. A valve engaged in the wrench is rotated by the rotary transmission unit and threaded into the screw hole of a sleeve of the gas container, including a guide rod arranged parallel to the column, and a movable frame with its middle portion attached to the guide rod to be free to move in the axial direction, and free to rotate in the circumferential direction via a bearing boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: FLOWM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiji Masuda
  • Patent number: 9021688
    Abstract: A machine includes a feed system for moving fasteners to a track-type fastener injector system and a pusher for moving the fasteners along the track. A rivet ejector assembly comprises a pair of bomb bay-type doors which support a portion of the track feed system and a mechanism for recognizing misfed rivets as they approach the bomb bay doors. The bomb bay doors are rotated about their longitudinal axes so that opposing inner surfaces of the bomb bay doors pivot away from each other, along with the track portion, permitting the fastener to fall or be blown therethrough, ejected from the injector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Electroimpact, Inc.
    Inventor: Cosmos Krejci
  • Publication number: 20150107075
    Abstract: A process and tool for installing and removing various kinds of wear parts used with earth working equipment. The process and tool allows the operator to remove and install the wear parts at a safe distance so that the operator is physically remote from the potential risks of the removal and installation process. The tool may be manually operated via an operator or the tool may be a semi-automated or fully automated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: ROD CLARKE, RYAN J. CARPENTER, NOAH COWGILL, TAYLOR M. FINLEY, JOSEPH E. BLOMBERG, CHRISTOPHER M. CARPENTER, ERIC L. BEWLEY
  • Patent number: 8984744
    Abstract: The present invention provides various aspects of support for a fabrication facility capable of routine placement and replacement of processing tools. Support aspects include support structure for processing tools, a clean environment carrier for a single substrate and a quick disconnect flange which facilities connecting and disconnect of electrical, liquid and gas utilities to a processing tool placed in the fabricator. Methods of installing processing tools and for producing substrates in this environment are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Futrfab, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Flitsch
  • Patent number: 8950049
    Abstract: Fasteners, such as rivets, are fed to a fastener insertion tool (1) via a buffer magazine (5) adjacent to the tool. The buffer is movable with the tool and C-frame between an operative position where fasteners can be inserted int a workpiece and a re-filling position where it is docked at a docking station (13) to reload. Fasteners are delivered to the docking station from a source (14) and held there ready for when the tool docks. Once docked a transfer gat is opened at an interface between the buffer magazine (15) and the docking station (13) and fasteners from the docking station are transferred into the buffer magazine. A fastener insertion cycle is executed while the docking station is refilled with fasteners. A control cycle is used to control the quantity of fasteners loaded into a storage track at the docking station and operates to reduce overfilling of the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Henrob Limited
    Inventor: Neal Sean Williams
  • Patent number: 8904615
    Abstract: A fastening device includes a rotational drive portion that rotationally drives a socket, an advance/retract drive portion that causes this socket to advance or retract along a rotational axis thereof, a magazine that retains a plurality of heads that retain bolts, and a switching portion that moves this magazine to selectively position one of a plurality of heads ahead and on the rotational axis of the socket. One of the heads is selected and positioned on the rotational axis of the socket by the switching portion, then the socket is advanced by the advance/retract drive portion and the head thus selected is retained by the socket, then the socket is advanced further by the advance/retract drive portion and the head to detach is detached from the magazine, and then the head is rotated by driving the rotational drive portion, thereby fastening a bolt retained in the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ohno, Mitsutaka Igaue, Kenichiro Ono, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140338177
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling panels and locking elements comprises a feeding conveyor for substantially continuously supplying a panel, a processing assembly including a magazine for receiving the continuously supplied panels, the processing assembly being provided with an indexing system for taking the panels from the magazine in a substantially discontinuous manner to a plurality of processing stations, including a machining station for making a recess into a panel, an inserting station for inserting a locking element into a recess of a panel, and a discharge station for discharging the assembled panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Spanolux N.V.-Div. Balterio
    Inventors: Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen, Jan Eddy De Rick
  • Patent number: 8881364
    Abstract: A pierce nut insertion tool is provided. In another aspect, a pierce nut feeding mechanism has a mechanically independent driver actuator from that of a punch. A further aspect of the present tool employs a member, moveable with a punch, that retains a pierce nut prior to fastening of the nut to a workpiece. An additional aspect uses a fluid actuated nut feeder including a piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BTM Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin G. Sawdon, Stephen E. Sawdon, Steven J. Sprotberry, Brian D. Petit
  • Publication number: 20140311311
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) which is suitable for producing a stripping tool. Said device comprises—a control unit (2), —a receiving portion (3) for a stripper plate (4), —a stripper flat-strip insertion device (5), and—a stripper pin insertion device (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Joachim Jakob
  • Patent number: 8850696
    Abstract: A robot tool for setting plugs (18) in industrial production has a robot attachment region (2) for attaching the robot tool (1) to an industrial robot. To further simplify or automate the setting of plugs in industrial production, in particular of motor vehicles, the robot tool (1) has a pushrod (42) that can be moved back and forth and with which a plug (18) can be picked up and advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. H.C.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthias Baudisch, Joerg Zietemann
  • Patent number: 8850685
    Abstract: Fastener delivery apparatus for automatically selecting and delivering fasteners such as rivets to a setting tool. The fasteners are pre-loaded in a package and dispense via at least one fastener delivery tube that interconnects the setting tool to a fastener feeder device. The fastener feeder device releases selected fasteners from the package into the delivery tube. The fasteners are transportable individually or in groups in the tube from the feeder device to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Henrob Limited
    Inventors: Rupert Andrew Craythorn, Ralph Fuhrmeister, Shane Peter Matthews, Wojciech Gostylla, Stuart Edmund Blacket, Nicholas Richard Clew, Michael Butler
  • Patent number: 8776354
    Abstract: A device and a method for automatically connecting two workpieces via fasteners has a magazine for receiving the fasteners. A fastener nest is provided whose lower side can be coupled to the upper side of the magazine, the fastener nest including openings for inserting the fasteners and the openings being blockable and unblockable at their lower ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Duerr Assembly Products GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Herrmann, Brian Berry, Christian Brach, Sacha Arend
  • Publication number: 20140182123
    Abstract: A machine includes a feed system for moving fasteners to a track-type fastener injector system and a pusher for moving the fasteners along the track. A rivet ejector assembly comprises a pair of bombay-type doors which support a portion of the track feed system and a mechanism for recognizing misfed rivets as they approach the bombay doors. The bombay doors are rotated about their longitudinal axes so that opposing inner surfaces of the bombay doors pivot away from each other, along with the track portion, permitting the fastener to fall or be blown therethrough, ejected from the injector system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Electroimpact, Inc.
    Inventor: Cosmos Krejci
  • Patent number: 8713784
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for holding multiple locking clips and applying a single locking clip to an article resting on a surface in which a pivotable feed detent lever insures that only one clip is provided at a time and the clip has a frangible member that maintains the side members of the clip in an open position until the clip reaches the articles whereupon the frangible link is broken permitting the clip to be locked about the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Peter G. Mangone, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140059849
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating out and conveying of cable sleeves for assembly of the separated cable sleeves onto cable. The included device relates to a bulk material container (3) accommodating plural loose cable sleeves, and a conveyor system (33) conveying the loose cable sleeves located in the bulk material container (3) to a separation and transportation system (39). A cross-sectional constriction (35) is provided in the transition passage (34) from the bulk material container (32) to the conveyor system (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLEUNIGER HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Ivo Meierhans, Eugen Wosinski
  • Patent number: 8661658
    Abstract: A lashing platform includes a base frame, a setting plate resiliently supported on the base frame, a plurality of screwing devices for inserting twistlocks into container fittings or removing twistlocks from container fittings, a plurality of magazines for accommodating the twistlocks, and a plurality of transfer devices for transferring a twistlock from a magazine to a screwing device or from a screwing device to a magazine. The lashing platform being characterized by at least two units, which are each formed by at least two screwing devices, at least one transfer device, and at least one magazine and which can be moved relative to each other in the longitudinal direction of the lashing platform within the base frame, at least one drive for moving the units, and a controller for moving the units into positions in which the screwing devices have access to the container fittings of containers of different size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kalp GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Michael Jörg Kapelski
  • Patent number: 8635768
    Abstract: A magazine for mounting twist locks includes a rotatably mounted drum having a plurality of axially oriented elongated guide elements, which are arranged at a distance from each other on the circumference of the drum and the longitudinal axes of which are oriented parallel to each other. The distance between the guide elements is larger than the diameter of a concave section of a respective twist lock and the guide elements form the support for the terminal sections of the twist lock. Closing elements are arranged at each end of the drum and delimit the intermediate spaces formed by the guide elements in the radial direction. One closing element is arranged in a non-rotatable manner and has a radially oriented recess for inserting twist locks between two guide elements in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kalp GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Kapelski
  • Patent number: 8479382
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing fasteners in a workpiece is mounted for computer controlled movement over the workpiece surface. The apparatus includes all of the tools, fasteners, drives and controls on-board that are needed to operate autonomously, without external connections. The apparatus may also include an on-board power supply for powering the tools, drives and controls. A supply of fasteners is held in an on-board replaceable cassette. An on-board fastener transferring device transfers individual fasteners from the cassette to the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Branko Sarh
  • Publication number: 20130047425
    Abstract: A rivet setter which can efficiently and smoothly perform the rivet setting operation even when setting rivets each having a shank of its length smaller than a diameter of its head. The rivet setter can be configured to set a rivet sequentially fed one by one from a rivet supplying means by inserting the rivet into apertures formed at predetermined positions on workpieces. The rivet setter can comprise delivery paths for delivering the rivet one by one by forcing the rivet to be slid down to a settable position. The rivet setter can include notches formed on the bottom surfaces of the delivery paths along the rivet delivery direction and extending to the settable position for supporting the head of the rivet in the course of delivery of the rivet on the delivery paths and for hanging the shank of the rivet downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA F.C.C.
    Inventor: Kabushiki Kaisha F.C.C.
  • Patent number: 8359737
    Abstract: A device for connecting a framework of lengths of timber includes a number of upper and lower frame sections, as well as a number of diagonals or struts wherein at least one press tool is disposed to fixedly press at least one nail plate over joints between the lengths of timber, and that the press tools are disposed in a portal with a number of upper beams and a number of lower beams on which the press tools are adjustable reciprocally across the framework between a position in which the press tool collects a pair of nail plates, and a position over a joint for fixedly pressing one of the nail plates on the upper side and the other on the under side of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nordiska Truss AB
    Inventor: Lars Englundh
  • Patent number: 8322006
    Abstract: A safety shield is provided for a clip applying apparatus which applies plastic clips to connect rebar. The safety shield prevents operation of the apparatus unless a forward end of the apparatus is properly placed against the bars which are to be joined. Other features may include a safety latch which prevents operation if a cover door of the apparatus is open. Another feature which may be included is an anti-jamming mechanism that prevents operation of the apparatus if a string of clips is not properly received within the clip applying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kodi Klip Corporation
    Inventor: Jon R. Kodi
  • Patent number: 8316522
    Abstract: A slider having an outer guide that closes a zipper by sliding movement of the slider and an inner guide that opens the zipper by the sliding movement and is formed revolvable on the outer guide. A method for supplying sliders provides sliders that are not entangled with each other and are not clogged when supplied with the inner guide revolved to the outside. The slider has a groove formed by the inner guide protruding upwards from the upper surface of a slider body. A flat guide plate disposed between a slider supplying machine and a slider assembling machine engages with the groove so that the upper surface directs in a vertical direction and, at the same time, side surfaces of adjacent sliders support the slider facing each other in a hanging down condition, and align and guide them in a line in a fixed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Juichi Kasai
  • Patent number: 8234779
    Abstract: A component tube holding arrangement for holding one or more component tubes and for vibratory feeding of components in a picking position in a component mounting machine, as well as a combination of such a component tube holding arrangement and a vibratory feed magazine. The arrangement comprises a support surface for supporting component tubes, a reception portion for receiving component tubes, and at least one component stop at the reception portion defining a picking position for fed components. The arrangement also comprises identification means holding information of the identity of the arrangement. The arrangement is further arranged to be releasably mountable in a component mounting machine or in a vibratory feed magazine arranged to be loaded into the component mounting machine. The component tube holding arrangement lacks component feeding means and is arranged for allowing vibratory feeding means provided in the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Mydata Automation AB
    Inventor: Andreas Larsson
  • Publication number: 20120167382
    Abstract: A lashing platform comprising includes a base frame, a setting plate resiliently supported on the base frame, a plurality of screwing devices for inserting twistlocks into container fittings or removing twistlocks from container fittings, a plurality of magazines for accommodating the twistlocks, and a plurality of transfer devices for transferring a twistlock from a magazine to a screwing device or from a screwing device to a magazine. The lashing platform being characterized by at least two units, which are each formed by at least two screwing devices, at least one transfer device, and at least one magazine and which can be moved relative to each other in the longitudinal direction of the lashing platform within the base frame, at least one drive for moving the units, and a controller for moving the units into positions in which the screwing devices have access to the container fittings of containers of different size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: KALP GMBH
    Inventor: Rainer Michael Jörg Kapelski
  • Patent number: 8211119
    Abstract: A flexible endoscopic clip applier includes a flexible coil with a manual actuator coupled to one end and a jaw assembly coupled to the other end. A store of clips is arranged adjacent to the jaw assembly and a clip pusher is arranged adjacent to the store of clips. The actuator includes a lever for opening and closing the jaws, a knob for rotating the jaw assembly, and a crank for dispensing clips. The knob and the lever are coupled to a single control member which extends through the coil to a joiner where it is joined to a pair of pull wires coupled to the jaws. The crank is coupled to a second control member which is threaded along a distal portion. The threaded portion engages a threaded member near the pusher and is coupled to the pusher such that rotation of the threaded control member by the crank causes the pusher to be moved distally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Palmer, Kevin W. Smith, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Thomas O. Bales
  • Publication number: 20120151742
    Abstract: An applicator tool is disclosed for applying a fastener between cooperating surfaces of a dielectric protector placed at least partially over a component of an electrical power transmission system, the applicator tool made at least in part of dielectric material and comprising: a structural frame element; a fastener mount connected to the structural frame element and moveable relative to the structural frame element between a first position and a second position to at least partially define a fastener drive path; and an actuator connected to drive the fastener mount from the first position to the second position to apply in use a fastener, mounted on the fastener mount, through cooperating surfaces positioned on the fastener drive path. A tool is also disclosed for holding together in alignment two mating surfaces with pre-drilled holes and applying a fastener to penetrate the holes and secure the mating surfaces together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: CANTEGA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Leo Morin, Keith I. Yeats, Martin S. Niles, Casey Douglas Merrills
  • Patent number: 8141761
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a feed apparatus, a feed channel and a setting device, that is used in connection with these specific apparatuses. The feed apparatus uses either a strip magazine or a rotary magazine. The feeding of the fastening elements proceeds stepwise using a movable slide, where with use of the rotary magazine a simultaneous loading and unloading of the rotary magazine at different positions is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bollhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Draht, Bernd Haesler, Hans-Jorg Lang, Iris Spiller-Bohnenkamp
  • Patent number: 8141239
    Abstract: A system for changing sleeves that can be pushed onto ink transfer roller cores of a printing machine includes at least one magazine, at least one travel device, and a drive. The magazine includes at least one sleeve mounting device that is movable relative to a frame of the magazine. The travel device is connectable to the magazine so that the magazine is movable in the vertical and/or horizontal direction. The drive, which is a component of the travel device, provides a drive force or drive torque to move the sleeve mounting device relative to the frame of the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Guenter Rogge
  • Publication number: 20120066907
    Abstract: In the method of making an aircraft a mandrel is caused to pass through frames carried by a magazine; and as it passes through, the frames are transferred onto the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Guillaume Gallant, Romain Delahaye
  • Publication number: 20110289769
    Abstract: A magazine for a rivet supply appliance, for accommodating a plurality of rivets disposed in series in a tubular housing, is distinguished by a substantially rectangular inner cross-section, having two opposing longitudinal walls of equal length and two opposing transverse walls, of which one is longer than the other, and an offset is realized within the cross-section by the transitions from the longer transverse wall to the longitudinal walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: ECKOLD GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Andreas SKOLAUDE
  • Publication number: 20110265318
    Abstract: A magazine for mounting twist locks includes a rotatably mounted drum having a plurality of axially oriented elongated guide elements, which are arranged at a distance from each other on the circumference of the drum and the longitudinal axes of which are oriented parallel to each other. The distance between the guide elements is larger than the diameter of a concave section of a respective twist lock and the guide elements form the support for the terminal sections of the twist lock. Closing elements are arranged at each end of the drum and delimit the intermediate spaces formed by the guide elements in the radial direction. One closing element is arranged in a non-rotatable manner and has a radially oriented recess for inserting twist locks between two guide elements in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Rainer Kapelski
  • Patent number: 8046898
    Abstract: Fastener clearing systems and methods for a fastener delivery system are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes an extractor tool having one or more vacuum generators in fluid communication with a catcher for retaining fasteners during transport. The vacuum generators are selectively activated to draw fasteners into the catcher. A backflow port is formed in the extractor tool and introduces pressurized air into the catcher to dislodge fasteners that adhere to the catcher after the vacuum generators have been deactivated. The backflow port may be formed in a fitting positioned between vacuum generators and securing the vacuum generators to one another. The vacuum generators and fitting may define a common fluid channel opening into a fastener seat adapted to receive a portion of a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel D. Bloch, Robert E. Bender
  • Publication number: 20110239448
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing fasteners in a workpiece is mounted for computer controlled movement over the workpiece surface. The apparatus includes all of the tools, fasteners, drives and controls on-board that are needed to operate autonomously, without external connections. The apparatus may also include an on-board power supply for powering the tools, drives and controls. A supply of fasteners is held in an on-board replaceable cassette. An on-board fastener transferring device transfers individual fasteners from the cassette to the tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Branko Sarh
  • Patent number: 8028391
    Abstract: A belt lacer uses a power drive carriage for clinching hook or C-shaped belt lacing elements to a belt end. Optionally, the carriage may be driven in a manual mode or a power mode. A detachable power drive such as from an electric drill may be used for the power mode. The power drive of the carriage may be stopped short of an end wall and a return mechanism may return the carriage to the power drive. A moveable belt support in a hand space position allows for working on the lacing elements and may be shifted to a belt supporting position. The belt clamp exerts a forwardly directed force on the belt as it is being clamped. Face plates or combs may be stored on the belt lacer. A latch secures the face plates against lateral sliding during clinching by clinching rollers on the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Flexible Steel Lacing Company
    Inventor: James M. Kolodziej
  • Patent number: 8006374
    Abstract: A paperclip fastening apparatus includes paperclips each having a first half loop, a second half loop and an inner half loop. A support has an upper surface, a front end and a rear end. A track is positioned in the upper surface. A driving plate is positioned on the upper surface and is slidably movable toward and away from the front end. A housing, containing the paperclips, is attached to the support and the driving plate is slidable through the housing and engages a lowermost one of the paperclips positioned in the housing. The driving plate engages the paperclips and pushes them outwardly of the housing toward the front end while a flange on the house engages the first half loop to lift the first half loop to allow one or more sheets of paper to be placed between the first half loop and the inner half loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Salvator G. Zangari
  • Patent number: 7996978
    Abstract: A method for producing a product includes the steps of taking heated and cooled extrusion, preferably aluminum, and reheating a selected area of the extrusion. There is the step of requenching the extrusion. There is the step of forming the reheated area into a desired shape. A method for producing a ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: Richard M. Kelly
  • Patent number: 7966719
    Abstract: A set head for setting clip nuts on workpieces by means of pushing, having at least one channel embodied in the set head, which (channel) ends at one front end of the set head in an output or mounting opening, with which the set head can be positioned for setting the clip nuts on workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20110113623
    Abstract: The system includes a collar feed assembly which includes a channel within a step assembly at the end thereof, which defines a receiving cavity for the collar. The receiving cavity is configured so that the collar can move slightly therein, permitting a die portion of a die tool to engage a center opening of the collar, so that the collar can come into accurate alignment with the center axis of the die tool. The die tool is mounted to be movable slightly transversely to permit a reliable transfer of the collar onto the bolt. The collar is more compliant than the die tool during loading of the collar onto the die pin and the die tool is more compliant than the collar during transfer of the collar from the die pin onto the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Electroimpact, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott C. Tomchick
  • Patent number: 7913380
    Abstract: A wafer table for providing electrical components of a wafer includes a rotary disk to receive a wafer. The rotary disk is configured to be displaced parallel to a wafer plane in discrete steps such that the components arrive at a stationary pick-up position. A stationary auxiliary facility is assigned to the pick-up position, and a first rotary drive rotates the rotary disk. A carriage supports the rotary disk and is displaced in a stationary linear guide parallel to the wafer by means of a linear drive. The first rotary drive and the linear drive are positioned such that each of the components arrives at the pick-up position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Frindt, Mohammad Mehdianpour, Harald Stanzl
  • Patent number: 7849579
    Abstract: Fastener delivery apparatus for automatically selecting and delivering fasteners such as rivets to a setting tool. The fasteners are pre-loaded in a package and dispense via at least one fastener delivery tube that interconnects the setting tool to a fastener feeder device. The fastener feeder device releases selected fasteners from the package into the delivery tube. The fasteners are transportable individually or in groups in the tube from the feeder device to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Henrob Limited
    Inventors: Rupert Andrew Craythorn, Ralph Fuhrmeister, Shane Peter Matthews, Wojciech Gostylla, Stuart Edmund Blacket, Nicholas Richard Clew, Michael Butler
  • Patent number: 7774926
    Abstract: A bearing assembling apparatus is capable of assembling a bearing at a high speed and preventing an excessive unbalanced load from being applied to an outer ring and an inserting means at a time of inserting a rolling element. The bearing assembling apparatus has a compact size, with an inserting means arranged within an outer ring, and a feeding means guiding a needle to the inserting means. The feeding means is provided with two guide paths which can hold needles in line. The inserting means includes a receiving portion receiving the needles, guide grooves directed toward an installation space in the outer ring, and a cam member having two cam surfaces. The cam surfaces press the needles in the receiving portion toward the installation space. The guide grooves and the cam surfaces are provided at positions such that the last two needles can be simultaneously inserted into the installation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Tanaka Seimitsu Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Takiwaki
  • Patent number: 7735218
    Abstract: A rivet delivery apparatus and method which is configured to drop a rivet into a position such that the rivet can be threaded onto a guide wire and shot along the guide wire, such as to a rivet tool for broaching. Preferably, the rivet delivery apparatus includes a means to clamp the guide wire at two positions—a first position before a rivet is threaded onto the guide wire, and a second position after the rivet has been threaded onto the guide wire. Specifically, preferably the guide wire is clamped in a first position, and the rivet delivery apparatus includes a plate which shifts, causing a single rivet to fall in place for threading onto the guide wire. Then, the guide wire is unclamped, moved to the second position such that the rivet threads onto the guide wire, and the guide wire is clamped. Then, the rivet is shot along the guide wire, the guide wire is unclamped, moved to the first position, and clamped again so that a new rivet can be received and threaded onto the guide wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Wim Bouman
  • Patent number: 7721420
    Abstract: Provided is an assembler for assembling a carrier for supporting printhead integrated circuits. The carrier has upper and lower parts that are operatively fastened together. The assembler includes a support structure configured to support the lower part in a pre-fastened position, and a holding mechanism arranged on the support structure for holding the upper part in a pre-fastened position. The assembler also includes a displacement mechanism arranged on the support structure for displacing the holding mechanisms to bring the parts into operative registration with each other, and a fastening apparatus for fastening the parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Stephen Richard O'Farrell, Jan Waszczuk, David Bernardi, Toby Desmond Oste, Mark Janos, William Granger
  • Patent number: 7669317
    Abstract: In a chip reversing method for holding and vertically reversing a chip placed by a bonding nozzle, the chip is held on a chip holding unit disposed in a reversing member and is vertically reversed by turning the reversing member downward on an reversal shaft. After the reversed chip was received by a chip receiving unit, this chip receiving unit is lowered to a retracted position to return the reversing member to an original position. In this state, the chip receiving unit is raised to position the chip at a height level L for a chip transferring action. As a result, the reversing member does not protrude to above the height level for the chip transfer thereby to interfere with another mechanism, so that the chip mounting actions can be made efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Makino, Akira Kabeshita
  • Publication number: 20100024209
    Abstract: The invention describes a system (1) for changing sleeves (12) that can be pushed onto ink transfer roller cores (24) of a printing machine (23). This system (1) includes at least one magazine (2), which includes at least one sleeve mounting device (10, 11), in which the sleeve mounting device (10, 11) can be moved relative to the frame (6, 7) of magazine (2) and at least one travel device (3), to which the magazine (2) can be connected, and with which the magazine (2) can be moved in the vertical and/or horizontal direction, as well as a drive (19), with which a drive force or drive torque can be furnished to move the sleeve mounting device (10, 11) relative to frame (6, 7) of magazine (2). The fact that the drive (19) is a component of the travel device (3), which can be brought into effective connection with the sleeve mounting device (10, 11) of magazine (2), is new and inventive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Guenter Rogge
  • Patent number: 7614140
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cartridge for storing C-clips. The cartridge includes two lateral members and a lower member extending between the lateral members. The lateral members extend beyond the lower member by at least the thickness of the C-clips so that first one of the C-clips can be moved past the lower member. A saddle is movably connected with the lower member for carrying some of the C-clips. The saddle includes a slope for contact with the first one of the C-clip. Thus, the saddle is moved as the first one of the C-clips is moved. A pocket is connected with the cartridge below the saddle for receiving a pin. A pusher is put movably in the cartridge for pushing the C-clips. An elastic element biases the pusher. A shell receives the cartridge. A hammering device forces the first C-clip onto the pin against the slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tung-Jung Cheng, Eric Tsai
  • Patent number: 7615274
    Abstract: This describes a procedure for replicative fabrication and packaging of at least one microstructured molded part as one magazine/molded part composite as well as a magazine with at least one microstructured molded part as one magazine/molded part composite. The first step covers fabrication of at least one microstructured molded part using an initially closed tool which consists of at least one first and one second tool half. In the second step, both tool halves are opened, whereby the molded part remains in the first tool half. In the third step, at least the second tool half is replaced with at least one additional tool half. In the fourth step, the replicative fabrication of the magazine is carried out using the first tool half containing the molded part and the additional tool half. Finally in the fifth step, magazine and molded part are demolded simultaneously as one magazine/molded part composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Institut fur Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Lutz Weber
  • Patent number: 7487583
    Abstract: Fastener delivery apparatus for automatically selecting and delivering fasteners such as rivets to a setting tool. The fasteners are pre-loaded in a package and dispense via at least one fastener delivery tube that interconnects the setting tool to a fastener feeder device. The fastener feeder device releases selected fasteners from the package into the delivery tube. The fasteners are transportable individually or in groups in the tube from the feeder device to the tool. A transfer station attached to the tool or the delivery tube transfers a fastener from the delivery apparatus into the tool, the transfer station being moveable between a first position in which an exit of the transfer station is adjacent to the tool so that a delivered fastener may be inserted by the transfer station into the tool and a second position in which it is clear of the tool so as to permit the tool or a portion thereof to move towards a workpiece to insert a loaded fastener. The delivery tube has wear resistant elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Henrob Limited
    Inventors: Rupert Andrew Craythorn, Ralph Fuhrmeister, Shane Peter Matthews, Wojciech Gostylla, Stuart Edmund Blacket, Nicholas Richard Clew, Michael Butler