Method Or Apparatus With Machining Patents (Class 29/DIG26)
  • Patent number: 5500173
    Abstract: A method and non-fiber-forming, molded article-forming structure for making a non-fiber, multicomponent molded article containing a plurality of components in a predetermined spatial, non-laminate configuration, wherein the method involves feeding the plurality of respectively dissimilar fluid components, mutually separated, into the molded article-forming structure, which contains a plate flow distributor and a non-fiber-forming shaping section; wherein the flow distributor is made up of at least one distribution plate which is preferably thin and has micromachined on at least one facial surface thereof multiple distribution flow paths having a flow pattern effective to distribute and combine the plurality of components in the predetermined spatial, non-laminate configuration; directing the mutually separated components through the multiple distribution flow paths to distribute and arrange the components to form a fluid structure containing the plurality of components in the predetermined spatial, non-lamina
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Dugan
  • Patent number: 5421085
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for fabricating an extrusion die including providing hard brass stock, machining the stock to form a thick rigid machined die end dam having a sharp corner, annealing the machined die end dam, providing a die body having at least one open end and an extrusion exit slot, and securing the machined end dam to the open end of the die to form an extrusion die assembly, the sharp corner being adjacent one end of the exit slot. This die assembly is employed to form a coating on a surface of a substrate by establishing relative motion between the surface of the substrate and the extrusion die assembly and extruding a ribbon-like stream of coating composition from the die through the extrusion exit slot onto the surface of the substrate to form a coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Muscato, Charles H. Lipps
  • Patent number: 5377396
    Abstract: The invention relates to the method of making a hinge joining rigid plastic pieces at least one fourth inch thick and includes machining a series of hinge knuckles along straight edges of first and second pieces of rigid plastic, machining keyhole shaped passages perpendicular to and across the width of hinge knuckles of the pieces, the keyhole shaped passages each having a tubular central portion and an outwardly extending slot of narrower width on one side of each knuckle, each hinge knuckle having a width less than the space between adjacent knuckles so that the knuckles of each of the two pieces may be assembled by interleaving the hinge knuckles, and inserting a hinge pin through the aligned tubular central portion to hinge together the first and second pieces. The invention also relates to the hinge structure as so manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Qube Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas F. Moran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5065512
    Abstract: In the case of a bearing for spindles of spinning or twisting machines, which contains a spindle bearing housing, a bolster, a centering tube, a pivot bearing and a step bearing sleeve, it is provided that a predetermined bearing play of the step bearing sleeve is adjusted to a desired dimension by maching the radial interior surface of the step bearing sleeve while the sleeve is already mounted in the centering tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Fritz Stahlecker
    Inventor: Hans Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 4959902
    Abstract: A process for finish grinding die and anvil cylinders of a rotary die cutting machine by installing bearings on the cylinder journals, preloading the bearings, and finish grinding the cylinder/bearing assembly on a cylindrical grinder with the bearing assemblies mounted and clamped on grinder steady rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Inventor: James T. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 4949456
    Abstract: An improved method is provided for finish machining forged and/or rough-cut teeth (8) of a ring gear (40) by which a rotary tool such as a rotary carbide milling tool (24) is rotated about a rotational axis "r" that projectionally intersects a bottom surface (12) of tooth (8) as it tracks along a predetermined tool path enabling the rotary tool to be in close proximity to sidewalls (14 and 14') of teeth (8) and thereby eliminating the practice of having to normalize the ring gear microstructure prior to machining teeth (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kovach, Dale B. McCartney
  • Patent number: 4789301
    Abstract: An improved low specific speed pump is disclosed, which provides for greater consistency of pump operating efficiencies obtainable by pumps of any given group of like size pumps. In the present pump, the internal dimensions of the pump chamber and discharge passage are enlarged to provide for a reduction in flow velocities therewithin compared to a conventional pump of a given design flow capacity and a controlled size restrictor is arranged adjacent the pump discharge in order to reduce the resultant increase in flow capacity to such given design value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Assignee: Goulds Pumps, Incorporated
    Inventors: James C. Osborne, Patrick T. Murphy
  • Patent number: 4722819
    Abstract: Forming thin-wall honeycomb structures using novel extrusion die; method of making the die. The die has feed holes feeding to slots of a primary extrusion grid. A secondary grid is milled between slots of the primary grid, and successive subsequent grids can be provided between previously milled slots (secondary grid, tertiary grid, quaternary grid), and so on. Extrudable material is fed to the die under pressure; the material flows through the feed holes longitudinally to the primary grid, when the material flows to subsequent grid or grids. The material emerges from the die face as a thin-walled honeycomb structure. It is then rigidified to prevent deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.
    Inventor: Christian B. Lundsager
  • Patent number: 4716639
    Abstract: A single-piece thermally isolated multi-point injector for a hydrazine fuel catalytic gas generator having a series of integral feed tubes each with a fuel passage and with the fuel inlet ends thereof spaced apart for ease of manufacture and inspection and associated with a distribution manifold. The feed tubes are arranged in spaced-apart circular arrays to facilitate formation thereof from an investment casting or by radial electrochemical machining cuts. The fuel injector retains the thermal isolation features of a welded or brazed capillary tube injector, but eliminates leakage points encountered in such a structure. The outlet end of each feed tube has a porous member associated therewith to obtain a uniform flow path of hydrazine fuel in all directions onto a catalyst bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: John Readman, Brian G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4710103
    Abstract: Steam turbine blades are fastened in an outer layer of weld material applied by deposit welding to the outer surface of the rotor body, the composition of the weld material being optimally matched with respect to hot strength and/or corrosion resistance, in particular stress corrosion resistance, to the local mechanical, thermal and chemical requirements. A possible option is additionally to insert a deposit welded intermediate layer of medium alloying element content. Steels with 10-14% Cr, low carbon and additions of Mo and possibly V are preferred as the weld material for the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: BBC Brown, Boveri & Company, Limited
    Inventors: Guy Faber, Gottfried Kuhnen
  • Patent number: 4706354
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a variable incidence stator blade assembly comprising forming a blade with a root which forms an extension of the aerodynamic profile of the blade, forming a bush with a recess accommodating the root by ultrasonic, electro-chemical or electro-erosion machining and assembling the blade and bush in a turbo-machine outer casing and in an inner ring of channel section.A variable incidence stator blade assembled in a compressor of a gas turbine is also described, the blade assembly being as manufactured by the method. The channel section inner ring carried an abradable layer which co-operates to form a seal with annular lips carried by the compressor rotor drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation "S.N.E.C.M.A."
    Inventors: Jacky Naudet, Jacques M. P. Stenneler
  • Patent number: 4696084
    Abstract: A scroll type fluid machine comprising a pair of mutually engaged scroll members each including a side plate and a spiral lap uprightly disposed on an inside surface of the side plate; when the scroll members are relatively revolved in solar motion relationship, a fluid volume in sealed chambers defined by the pair of engaged scroll members being varied, so that a pressure of the fluid in the sealed chambers is thereby varied in order to discharge a gas therefrom, characterized by constituting so that stress may not concentrate at stress concentration portions of the scroll members, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahisa Hirano, Shoji Fukami, Yasuharu Maruiwa, Takuyuki Itoh, Tamio Sugimoto, Tetsuo Ono, Masatoshi Mukai
  • Patent number: 4689864
    Abstract: A method of making valve sleeves used for controlling the flow of hydraulic fluid in devices, such as power steering units in motorized vehicle, and the product of the utilized method. The method utilizes a grooving male die which forms a groove on an interior surface of a valve sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Fukuma, Hisayasu Hasegawa, Kimimasa Murayama, Kunio Hayashi, Yoshihiro Tokudome
  • Patent number: 4690593
    Abstract: A cutting tool is manually operable from above the water level in a reactor cavity pool to sever locking cups from the socket-head cap screws which hold guide tubes to the upper support plate of the upper internals of the reactor. The tool includes a support assembly adapted to be mounted on the guide tube. A motor frame is mounted on the support assembly for limited vertical movement with respect thereto and carries a hydraulic motor coupled by a vertically depending shaft to a tubular cutter for rotating same about its axis. The shaft extends through an opening in the support assembly and through a locating tube which surrounds the cutter and is receivable over the associated locking cup when the support assembly is mounted in place. A drive screw is coupled to the frame and to a shaft which extends up to the coupling tube to a manually operable crank to effect vertical movement of the frame and the cutting means coaxially with respect to the locking cup to sever its top wall from its side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: John D. Nee, Joseph J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 4672727
    Abstract: In the fabrication of a hollow airfoil having a longitudinally extending slot in the airfoil wall with the slot outlet at the external surface of the airfoil, a metering passage extending from the coolant compartment within the airfoil to the slot for carrying a metered amount of coolant fluid into the slot is formed by machining a passage completely through the wall from the external surface to the internal surface and which intersects the slot. The portion of the passage between the slot and the external surface of the airfoil is blocked, such as with a plug or by welding. With this fabrication method metering passages for directing coolant fluid from inside the airfoil into the slot may be formed without access to the interior of the airfoil. Coolant fluid from the interior flows into the slot through the unblocked portion of the passage and thereupon flows out of the airfoil through the slot as a film of coolant over the surface of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Field
  • Patent number: 4649612
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rotor for rotary fluid pumps comprising the steps of assembling a hollow cylindrical body and both side plates to a hollow rotor body, providing the hollow rotor body with a plurality of sockets each receiving a separately fabricated U-shaped vane-groove forming member, and inserting the U-shaped vane-groove forming members into the respective sockets to fix the same to the rotor body by brazing. The U-shaped vane-groove forming member is made from a suitable material as a vane groove itself and sufficiently finished independently from the rotor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignees: Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Tokiwaseisakusho
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakamaki, Susumu Sugishita, Yukio Horikoshi, Hiroshi Okamura, Kenji Shimizu
  • Patent number: 4637110
    Abstract: A two cycle internal combustion engine may be fabricated by employing an improved method for forming a composite cylinder block. The cylinder block includes liners which are cut from sections of cylindrical pipe and which are positioned in a cylinder block either by an insertion or casting step, the cylinder block is composed of a different material. Prior to the insertion, the port openings are formed by punching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamagata
  • Patent number: 4620351
    Abstract: An unlimited sliding ball spline comprising a spline bearing consisting of an outer cylinder, a ball retainer provided on the inner side of the outer cylinder, and a plurality of balls held by the ball retainer in a plurality of unlimited passages formed on the inner side of the outer cylinder, in such a manner that the balls can be rolled in the unlimited passages; and a spline shaft supported on the plural balls in the spline bearing. The ball spline is capable of making linear, axial reciprocating movements and torque-transmitting rotational movements separately or simultaneously. Especially, the outer cylinder of the spline bearing is provided on a substantially intermediate poriton of an outer surface thereof with a circumferential member used to combine the spline bearing with a third member, such as a housing, or transmit and receive power to and from a third member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Inventor: Hiroshi Teramachi
  • Patent number: 4614014
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cylindrical valve sleeve is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a cylindrical valve having an inner wall, an outer wall and an end shoulder disposed therebetween. The shoulder is machined to form a circumferential groove which defines a swedgeable shoulder area on the shoulder. The inner wall is broached to include a plurality of open ended longitudinal slots radially spaced about the inner wall. Next, the shoulder areas are swedged at preselected spaced positions contiguous to the end portions of the longitudinal slots to deform the preselected positions axially and radially inwardly into the slot end portions whereby the slot end portions are substantially closed relative to the inner wall of the sleeve. The preselected spaced positions are discontinuous relative to the shoulder to minimize the necessary force and resulting deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Buckeye International, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 4603736
    Abstract: Method of producing side-pocket mandrels free of welds comprising a series of boring and machining steps by mechanical action and/or electro-erosion to produce a mandrel having at least one valve pocket and discriminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Inventor: Norman Moore
  • Patent number: 4601322
    Abstract: A pipe mold for centrifugally casting pipe is disclosed. The pipe mold according to the present invention is made by depositing weld material on a rigid shell. The rigid shell is obtained by forming a flat plate into a cylinder and welding the resultant seam. Additional rigid shells can be circumferentially welded together to obtain a desired length. The welded seams are areas of weakness called metallurgical notches. To eliminate the metallurgical notches, weld material is deposited on the shell. In one embodiment, weld material is deposited on the outside of the shell. The shell then is machined away. The resultant pipe mold has a total wall thickness comprising weld material and is free of metallurgical notches. In addition, the need for furnace heat-treatment to achieve properties in the weld material can be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Assignee: National Forge Company
    Inventor: Ashok K. Khare
  • Patent number: 4582259
    Abstract: A method of forming a spray nozzle along a fluid conduit includes forming a hole into a length of tubing and then providing a countersink for the hole. A portion of the tubing is then depressed inwardly along an imaginary line along the tubing outer surface that is parallel to the central tube axis and that passes over the hole. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Hobart Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Hoover, William H. McMahon
  • Patent number: 4566166
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing stay rings for a family of hydraulic turbine installations is disclosed. The stay ring comprises a plurality of stay vanes axially extending between two concentric ring members. Stay vanes are formed from flat plates and aligned circumferentially on the rings with radially outer leading edges presenting an intake angle acceptable for any turbine installation within a predetermined family of turbine installations. The vanes are sized such that their length measured from the leading edge to a trailing edge is such that the vane presents a discharge angle equal to a predetermined minimum discharge angle for the family of turbine installations for a given turbine installation. A desired discharge angle corresponding with a desired power output is predetermined and the trailing edges of the stay vanes are trimmed an amount sufficient for the stay vanes to present the desired discharge angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Allis-Chalmers Corporation
    Inventor: Richard K. Donelson
  • Patent number: 4559687
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nozzle for a combustor in, for example, a hydrogen producing plant. A mold is prepared from a material forming a nozzle body, and an alloy forming a covering layer is cast into the mold. The resulting combination of the material and the alloy is machined into a predetermined nozzle shape in which the covering layer covers the nose of the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makato Tsunoi, Toshio Kai, Daisaku Shozen, Tatsuo Morimoto, Ikuo Inoue, Katsuo Jindo, Tetsuya Sato
  • Patent number: 4555835
    Abstract: A method is provided for the fabrication of a steel propeller which is designed to have a final shape and size consistent with a conventional propeller design. The resultant formed propeller includes n individual blades, each having boss segments. When the boss segments of the individual blades are joined together they form a propeller having a center boss portion. A center aperture may thereupon be drilled or bored in the boss for mounting the propeller on the shaft of a marine engine. The propeller is formed, in accordance with the method of the present invention, by individually press-forging n steel blanks into individual blade portions which include boss segments. The press-forged blades are then ground with their lateral surfaces beveled to permit them to be welded together into a whole propeller. The center aperture is then formed and the propeller finally heat treated and finally ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Innocente Riganti Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Buzzi, Emilio Riganti
  • Patent number: 4550480
    Abstract: An improved method of producing a scroll type compressor having an orbital scroll member and a stationary scroll member. The orbital scroll member is fabricated by a process comprising the steps of: forming an end plate and a spiral wrap separately, the end plate being composed of an upper half part having a discontinuous joining portion for joining the spiral wrap and a lower half part having an oil passage. The upper half part and the lower half part of the end plate are fixed to each other through mutual engagement between locating projections formed by a plastic work on one of the half parts and mating holes formed in the other of the half parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Tanikawa, Yutaka Imaizumi, Masami Suzuki, Kazumi Aiba, Minoru Sato, Mineo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4545101
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and structure of preventing cylinder head warpage and over-heating of internal combustion engines by utilizing a cylinder head modification assembly. The cylinder head modification assembly includes (1) a main expansion transfer plate assembly; and (2) an exhaust port expansion transfer assembly, each of which are adapted to be mounted on a cylinder head structure to provide strengthening and expansion transfer characteristics. The main expansion transfer plate assembly is of an elongated rectangular shape having various portions of different heights in order to achieve the required strength and heat transfer properties. The exhaust port expansion transfer assembly includes a main support body having an integral anchor section and is adapted to be mounted and secured between adjacent exhaust ports of the cylinder head structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Inventor: John R. Hilts
  • Patent number: 4535519
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a valve sleeve which is combined with a valve rotor to form a hydraulic rotary valve comprises a first step of expanding one end of a cylindrical member, a second step of forming a plurality of axial grooves in the internal surface of the cylindrical member while leaving its opposite ends intact, and a third step of restoring the expanded portion to its original diameter which it assumes before the expanding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Jidosha Kiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Kajikawa, Masao Sugita
  • Patent number: 4535518
    Abstract: A method for forming small-diameter, angled ducts and manifolds in a face plate for a rocket-engine injector or the like. A surface of a circular base plate 16 is formed with an annular flange 18 thereon having two inwardly sloping sides 11 and 13. Grooves 20, 22 are machined along the intersections of the sides 11 and 13 with the surface of the base plate 16 for propellant-containing manifolds 36 and 38. Grooves 10 are etched in spaced sets of two down the sloping sides of the flange from the flange top 24 to the manifold grooves 20,22. The grooves 10, 20, 22 are filled with wax 23 and a layer 26 of metal is electrodeposited over the grooved surface of the base plate 16 to cover the top 24 of the flange 18, the deposited layer forming orifice ducts and propellant manifolds from the grooves. This layer 26 is machined down to a depth at which the orifice ducts 34 are exposed so that orifices 12 appear at the surface 30 of the machined layer. The wax 23 is now removed by heat or a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Vance W. Jaqua
  • Patent number: 4532686
    Abstract: A piston bottom for large capacity internal-combustion engines is made by forging a saucer-shaped blank from refractory-forging steel and then in a second forging step transforming the saucer-shaped blank into a cup configuration with a planar rim of the blank being transformed into a cylindrical shoulder and an annular bulge of the blank being transformed into an annular boss for connecting the piston bottom of the cylindrical body of the piston. The blank has a convexity projecting on one side of the blank opposite that formed with the bulge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Berchem & Schaberg GmbH
    Inventor: Rutger Berchem
  • Patent number: 4520546
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a ball joint assembly which includes a ball stud received in a swivel socket of a supporting body. Some of such assemblies are classed as quick disconnects, meaning that the ball stud may be conveniently assembled and disassembled as desired. In another class, the bodies are substantially cylindrical with the sockets forming a pair of diametrically opposed feather edges. In drilling the sockets, it is not uncommon for a burr to be formed about the perimeter, and for this burr to be bent inwardly thereby obstructing the free insertion of the ball stud into the socket. Also it is not uncommon for the feather edges to be bent inwardly resulting in the same problem. By counterboring the socket, the burr is removed and the feather edges are flattened which not only solves the obstruction problem but may also provide other advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Inventor: Raymond E. Darnell
  • Patent number: 4509238
    Abstract: Blades in the steam path of a steam turbine diaphragm are assembled into slots in full circular bands and are structurally bonded thereto by welding. After stress relief, the bands are each separated into two 180 degree pieces by line cuts which pass between adjacent blades. The bands are then welded to semicircular rings having planar mating surfaces. The welding of the rings to the bands is performed with minimum welding without concern for whether the welds enter the interface sufficiently far to contact the blades themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lester H. Lee, Kathryn M. Johnson, Richard W. Jones
  • Patent number: 4505016
    Abstract: An improved method of manufacturing a swash plate assembly for use in a compressor, fluid motor or similar device in which a plurality of pistons are connected, by means of connecting rods, to a swash plate which drives (or is driven by) the pistons. A plurality of piston and rod assemblies are made by casting the piston around one end of a connecting rod which is formed with a ball at both ends, thus providing a ball-socket connection therebetween. The pistons are finish machined. A die-insert is utilized to locate the ball and rod prior to casting, and is thereafter moved along the rod to contact the other ball end. This insert thus serves to locate the rod section with the affixed piston in a mating socket of a swash plate die. The swash plate is cast about a plurality of such piston bearing rods to a carefully toleranced dimension. The swash plate end of the assembly is then finish machined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Corporation
    Inventor: Richard W. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4503594
    Abstract: An orifice fitting for a gas pressure differential-measuring system is constructed of a fabricated body. In the fabrication, two lengths of flared or flanged pipe are inserted through the internal bores of respective orifice blocks and circumferentially welded on the outside. A U-member, which may be assembled of three straight pieces, is welded between the two blocks joining them and leaving a slot at the top. An orifice holder dependingly secured to a cover is provided with an orifice plate rimmed within a gasket and inserted through the slot. The cover is removably, sealingly mounted on the body. The outer face of the upstream face of the gasket is radially notched to equalize pressure in the orifice chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: McJunkin Corporation
    Inventors: Adam F. Gall, Howard P. McJunkin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4494297
    Abstract: A method is described for producing castings and removing burrs produced during the casting at the parting line of the casting mold and in regions where cores are supported in core-supporting holes formed in the mold. The casting mold is so shaped that a well-defined burr, which includes a substantially uninterrupted flange projecting from the casting, is formed in the region of the casting which solidifies opposite the mold parting line. The mold may also be so shaped that a further well-defined burr, which includes a further substantially uninterrupted flange projecting from the casting, is formed in the region of the casting which solidifies where a core of the casting mold enters a core-supporting hole. After removal of the casting from the mold, the or each flange is removed by a mechanical cutting tool or by gas cutting, preferably by employing an industrial robot to effect relative movement between the flange and the flange-removing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: ASEA Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Sten Larsson
  • Patent number: 4492020
    Abstract: In the disclosed method for fabricating corrugated microwave components, a billet assembly is formed of electrically conductive plates sandwiched with chemical etching sensitive spacer material and clamped together. An inside surface is formed in the billet and a mandrel inserted. An outer contoured surface is then formed on the mandrel-billet assembly. The outer surface is then plated to a desired thickness. The mandrel is removed and the spacers chemically etched away leaving the finished component. With the disclosed method, microwave device fabrication for frequencies including 100 GHz and higher is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1985
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Jack M. Cobb
  • Patent number: 4489468
    Abstract: The clearance necessary for the assembly of the nozzle ring of an axial flow steam turbine is localized through a temporary bolting. The localized clearance is compartmentalized by making a generally radially extending hole centered on the clearance at the circumferential location of the boundary between each pair of adjacent nozzle banks. Pins are driven into the holes and provide a seal between adjacent nozzle banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Straslicka
  • Patent number: 4488343
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for coupling together a plurality of fluid actuated components utilizing a pressurized fluid which provides a versatile structure to enable easy customizing of control systems. Each component has ports to receive and to discharge fluid when secured to the mounting assembly. The assembly has a main face with at least a first face recess separated from an adjacent second face recess by a partition, a portion of the partition being adapted to be removed to provide communication between the first and second face recesses. The assembly also has input and output connecting recesses adapted to receive and to discharge fluid and to communicate with the face recesses. The assembly includes an intermediate plate fitted and sealed between the components and the mounting plate to seal portions of the recesses to form passages through the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Inventor: Jacob Kobelt
  • Patent number: 4483054
    Abstract: A one-piece cylindrical drum of a drum rotor has a plurality of enlarged, axially spaced-apart, annular rim portions through which axial blade root slots are machined. The slots are curved along their length about an axis located radially outwardly of the rim. The rotor is preferably made from a plurality of bonded together cylinder-like sections. After bonding the sections together the curved blade root slots are machined using a circular broach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Walter A. Ledwith
  • Patent number: 4373895
    Abstract: Method for producing an extrusion die and resulting die for making a honeycomb structure provided with axially extending separate passages. Feed passages and interconnected pooling slots are formed in a metallic die body respectively from opposed end surfaces so as to be communicated with each other. A metallic plate is secured to the end surface provided with the interconnected pooling slots and formed in that plate to communicate with the pooling slots are narrower interconnected extrusion slots having the same shape and size as those of walls of the desired honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Toshihiko Ito
  • Patent number: 4354820
    Abstract: Method for producing an extrusion die and resulting die for making a honeycomb structure provided with axially extending separate passages. Feed passages and interconnected pooling slots are formed in a metallic die body respectively from opposed end surfaces so as to be communicated with each other. A metallic plate is bonded as by brazing to the end surface provided with the interconnected pooling slots and formed in that plate to communicate with the pooling slots are narrower interconnected extrusion slots having the same shape and size as those of walls of the desired honeycomb structure. Before securing the metal plate to the end surface, holes are made either in the plate or in the end surface, or both, to increase the bonding contact area therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Toshihiko Ito
  • Patent number: 4343604
    Abstract: The invention relates to the manufacture of a body of a cellular structure by extruding a ceramic material through a die. The die comprises a succession of coaxial components (6, 10) fitted one round another, with two adjacent components defining between them longitudinal ducts (2) whose downstream ends communicate with an annular duct (3) and wherein the bottoms of said coaxial components fitted one round another have essentially radial notches (4) level with the annular ducts, the width of said notches being less than that of the longitudinal ducts, so that the ceramic material which flows through said longitudinal ducts is evenly distributed in the annular ducts and in the radial notches to form a body with a cellular structure directly on extrusion.The invention has application to thin-walled honeycomb ceramic structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Assignee: Ceraver
    Inventor: Louis Minjolle
  • Patent number: 4290743
    Abstract: A die for extruding a honeycomb structural body for a catalyst support, which catalyst removes harmful gases in exhaust gas, composing of an integral metal block provided with(a) one surface provided with a plurality of circular perforated holes A having a given depth and a given pattern and a grid-formed slits conforming to a cross-sectional shape of a honeycomb structural body to be extruded and(b) another surface provided with a plurality of perforated holes B having a given depth and a given pattern,said slits connecting to the holes B, having a smaller width than a diameter of the holes A and passing through center of the holes A. Said die is manufactured by providing the slits after perforating the holes A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4285651
    Abstract: A new extrusion die head and method of making the same is provided that permits two strips of elastomeric material to be extruded simultaneously and one above the other from a single core of extrudate. The head is particularly useful for extruding sidewall strips in the manufacture of pneumatic tires. The head design has features common to both conventional strip extruding heads and to heads for extruding tubular shapes, commonly called tuber heads. However, the head is quite different from both the conventional strip extrusion heads and the conventional tuber heads, and has the advantage that it permits two strips to be extruded simultaneously through passages that are relatively short in length and are no wider than the width of a single sidewall strip. The design of the head and the method of making it are such that the extrusion passage surfaces can be easily machined to provide excellent flow characteristics, and the entire head is easily fabricated and cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: The General Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: David C. Fetchu, William H. Weidman
  • Patent number: 4182014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a piston ring including a spacer-expander spring member. In a preferred embodiment the ring is of cast iron and includes two axially spaced cylinder wall contacting lands. At least one generally rectangular inwardly facing spring receiving recess is formed in the interior wall of the ring to receive the spring member which is formed from a flat strip of metal in a "U" configuration with the legs thereof facing outwardly, preferably aligned with the lands on the ring. A plurality of slots are provided in the spring member dividing the periphery into a plurality of feet. In a preferred embodiment the feet are radiused as seen in plan view to a radius less than the radius of the pocket in which they fit. This has been found to reduce wear in the spring receiving groove and to reduce the tendency of the ring and spring to become united which is detrimental to performance and is a common problem in rings of this general type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: Dana Corporation
    Inventors: George J. Anderson, Roscoe L. Bell
  • Patent number: 4114398
    Abstract: A process for producing articles of jewelry, trinketry and the like, such as rings, necklaces, bracelets and the like starting from a composite tubular element made of different elements, characterized by the fact that it comprises the following steps of:Drawing a plurality of hollow tubular elements, each made of a metal of a different color or color tonality and each having an outer diameter slightly less than the inner diameter of another of said elements, while the element of the smallest outer diameter has a solid cross section;Inserting said tubular elements into each other in order to obtain a multi-layer composite tubular element having adjacent layers of different colors or color tonalities;Drawing said composite multi-layer element until the various adjacent tubular components perfectly adhere to each other;Cutting sections of the desired lengths from the composite elements obtained in preceding the step;Shaping each length of said composite element according to the desired configuration, optionally
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Gori & Zucchi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Orlando Paladino Orlandini
  • Patent number: 4087894
    Abstract: A watch case is made from an electrically conductive hard material compoud from aluminum oxide and titanium carbide by forming a blank by sintering the material, subjecting the blank to a heat treatment, spark machining the blank to its final form, and fine grinding and polishing the blank to a desired finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Societe Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogere Management Services, S.A.
    Inventors: Gottfried Kuechli, Paul Volgyi
  • Patent number: 4087892
    Abstract: A valve comprising a body having a straight-through flow passage, a valve head moveable at an acute angle with the downstream end of the passage into and out of the passage, and a valve seat extending about the passage for cooperation with the valve head to adjust the valve over a range from the wide-open to the closed condition, the valve seat approaching the axis of the passage no more closely than does the wall of the narrowest portion of the passage upstream or downstream of the seat, whereby in the wide-open condition, the valve head is removed from the passage, the axis of the passage remains a straight line, and the cross-sectional area of the passage at the position of the seat is no less than it is at the narrowest portion of the passage upstream or downstream of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Inventor: Irwin H. Davlin
  • Patent number: 4081892
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite structure having precision surface openings, such as an air foil through which air can be drawn in for boundary layer control. A metallic face sheet is bonded to a base member that is formed with elongate channels which are to serve as air plenums. A protective metal strip is inserted into each channel, and a high velocity water jet is directed against the face sheet at the area of each channel to form a through slot opening. The protective strip protects the base material from the inpact of the water after it passes through the slot being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Assignee: Flow Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Mercer
  • Patent number: RE34509
    Abstract: In the case of a bearing for spindles of spinning or twisting machines, which contains a spindle bearing housing, a bolster, a centering tube, a pivot bearing and a step bearing sleeve, it is provided that a predetermined bearing play of the step bearing sleeve is adjusted to a desired dimension by maching the radial interior surface of the step bearing sleeve while the sleeve is already mounted in the centering tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignees: Hans Stahlecker, Fritz Stahlecker
    Inventor: Hans Stahlecker