Adapted To Coaxially Grip Round Work Patents (Class 408/104)
  • Patent number: 11383308
    Abstract: This invention includes a drill guide (drill depth stop and alignment tool), canting base attachment, and self-aligning dowel jig attachment that allows users to drill holes to prescribed depths into flat work surfaces using various sizes of twist and auger bits while eliminating marring and reducing wood splintering. The canting base attachment allows users to drill holes to prescribed depths and at variable angles into flat surfaces and both large and small cylinders with no free ends using various kinds and sizes of drilling tools without marring. The dowel jig attachment allows users to drill dowel holes to prescribed depths in edges and faces of work pieces that are evenly spaced apart by numerous gauged distances and at infinitely adjustable distances from edges. This invention has drill press-like capabilities and can be used in fields and shops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Hadley Cammack
  • Patent number: 11376677
    Abstract: A tube notching device for forming a notch in a tubular workpiece. The tube notching device includes a support frame, a vise, a positioning assembly, a cutting assembly, and a cutting mechanism. The vise is mounted to the support frame and secures the tubular workpiece in a desired support position. The positioning assembly is pivotally mounted to the support frame. The cutting assembly is pivotally mounted to the positioning assembly. The cutting mechanism is mounted to the cutting assembly and configured to form a notch in the tubular workpiece. The positioning assembly and the cutting assembly cooperate to position the cutting mechanism in a desired notching position relative to the tubular workpiece supported in the vise in the desired support position. The cutting mechanism operates to form a desired notch in the tubular workpiece when the cutting mechanism is in the desired notching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Joseph Gambino
  • Patent number: 11065694
    Abstract: Example alignment systems for aligning a drill bit with respect to a gang channel and methods of use are described herein. An example alignment system for use with a drill includes a drill block having a guide portion and an attachment portion. The attachment portion is configured to be removably coupled to a foot of the drill such that the drill block is positioned between the foot and a drill bit of the drill. A longitudinal axis of the drill block is coaxial with a longitudinal axis of the drill bit when the attachment portion is coupled to the foot. The guide portion is configured to at least partially contact an inner surface of opposing legs of a gang channel to thereby center the drill bit between the opposing legs of the gang channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Trevor A. Hartnagel, Steven L. Guynn, Daniel C. Forbes, Steven H. Jones
  • Patent number: 10717132
    Abstract: An axle boring assembly includes a portable power head or drive unit, a bearing pack to which the drive unit is attached, an adjusting base to which the bearing pack is adjustably secured and a mounting assembly which fits over a motor vehicle axle and to which the adjusting base is secured. The mounting assembly comprises a first section having axially spaced apart front and rear clamps and a substantially identical second section with matching spaced apart front and rear clamps. Threaded fasteners extend between the front and rear clamps and may be rotated to secure the mounting assembly about the end of the axle. Each clamp includes jaws which contact the axle and which may be selected from sets of various sizes and configurations to ensure accurate and suitable engagement of the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: James L. Ebert
  • Patent number: 10695816
    Abstract: An adjustable insertion-depth tube flaring tool is provided. A selector housing is disposed on a yoke. An adjustment nut is disposed within the selector housing. An adjustment screw is disposed within at least one of the selector housing and the yoke. A clutch housing has therein at least one biasing element, at least one lower clutch plate, and at least one upper clutch plate. An upper clutch plate rotation supporting element interacts with a lower clutch plate rotation supporting element to facilitate rotation of the upper clutch plate over the lower clutch plate in one direction. At least a portion of a shaft proximal end and an upper clutch plate inner wall are shaped to interact with one another in such a manner that the upper clutch plate is selectively prevented from rotating about the shaft proximal end when the upper clutch plate is disposed on the shaft proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: STRIDE TOOL, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard R. Murg, Ryan Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10543539
    Abstract: Drilling aid apparatuses and methods for drilling a structure are provided. In one example, a drilling aid apparatus includes a bushing holder portion. The bushing holder portion has a first surface for facing a first structure portion, a second surface on a side opposite the first surface, and an opening formed through the bushing holder portion extending from the first surface to the second surface. The opening is configured to receive a bushing that is sized for guiding a drill bit for drilling into the first structure portion. A first coupling member is coupled to the bushing holder portion and is configured to couple to a second structure portion for supporting the bushing holder portion in a fixed position relative to the first structure portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Bateham, Fady Rafla, Steven Sanders
  • Patent number: 10456846
    Abstract: A rotary tool can be adapted for removing material from a workpiece such as a lower receiver. A rotary tool can have an adapter with a major diameter, and a cutter head with a minor diameter. The major diameter of the adapter can reduce deflection and chatter, while the minor diameter of the cutter head can be used to manufacture lower receivers with accuracy. The rotary tool can be adapted to be engaged with a rotary power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: 80 Percent Arms Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne R. Partington
  • Patent number: 10245655
    Abstract: A colleted bushing includes a collet and a bushing. The collet has a collet proximal end and a collet bore having collet threads. In addition, the collet has a collet bore taper located adjacent the collet proximal end, and a plurality of collet fingers located adjacent the collet proximal end and configured to be inserted into a workpiece hole of a workpiece. The bushing has a bushing proximal end, a bushing bore, a bushing outer surface, and bushing threads formed along a section of the bushing outer surface. The bushing is configured to be inserted into the collet bore and the bushing threads are configured to engage the collet threads in a manner resulting in movement of the bushing proximal end into contact with the collet bore taper causing the collet fingers to be urged radially outwardly and removably locking the collet within the workpiece hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeremiah Webb, Douglas McCoy, Daniel Hippe
  • Patent number: 10145405
    Abstract: A self-tapping insert has at least one interior die slot which repairs damaged threads on a fastener used with the insert. The self-tapping insert is used for providing replacing threads in a workpiece. The self-tapping insert has a cylindrical body with a top and a bottom, an exterior portion and an interior portion. The exterior portion has a cutting thread wrapped around the exterior surface, where the cutting thread sequentially intersects a cutting slot disposed in a generally axial orientation along the exterior portion. The interior portion has a screw thread for receiving the fastener. The screw thread intersects the die slot having a die slot leading edge and a die slot trailing edge. A screw thread leading edge is defined by each sequential intersection of the screw thread with the die slot leading edge and a screw thread trailing edge is defined by each sequential intersection of the screw thread with the die slot trailing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Carl Strom
  • Patent number: 9459082
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sizing ammunition cartridge cases includes a cartridge case trimmer including a cylindrical housing, a mandrel detachably coupled to a longitudinally-oriented opening formed in a first side of the cylindrical housing, the mandrel having a first end including a cutting tool disposed in a slot on the first end and comprising one or more notched cutting surfaces, the mandrel having a second end opposing the first end, the second end protruding from the first side of the cylindrical housing and sized to be received in a chuck, a bearing disposed within the cylindrical housing adjacent to a second side of the cylindrical housing, and an insert comprising a tapered region disposed in an inside diameter of an inner ring of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Douglas Hilton Giraud
  • Patent number: 8647031
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a metal oxide channel and methods for forming the same. The metal oxide channel includes indium, gallium, and zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Randy L. Hoffman, Gregory S. Herman, Peter P. Mardilovich
  • Patent number: 8172488
    Abstract: A drill guide assembly in accordance with the present invention provide a bore in a tire. The drill guide assembly includes a first slide rail for lying on the tire when the tire lies on a side and a second slide rail for lying on the tire when the tire lies on a side. The second slide rail is disposed parallel to the first slide rail. A first engagement block is slidingly secured to the first slide rail and the second slide rail. The first engagement block engages a first shoulder portion of a tread portion of the tire. A second engagement block is slidingly secured to the first slide rail and the second slide rail. The second engagement block engages a second shoulder portion of the tread portion of the tire. The second shoulder portion is diametrically opposed to the first shoulder portion. A drill mount positions a drill relative to the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weber, James Ennis Smithkey
  • Publication number: 20120039679
    Abstract: A device and associated system for threading, cutting, and reaming pipe ends are described. The device and system utilizes a brushless DC electric motor. The devices also include on-board electronics and operator interface(s) to provide sophisticated control and information as to the various operations. Also described are methods of operating the devices and several different modes for performing various operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Kundracik, Paul W. Gress, James E. Hamm, Glen R. Chartier
  • Publication number: 20110188952
    Abstract: One embodiment includes an electrode dressing apparatus having a rotatable dressing blade including a first cutting face, an electrode comprising an electrode body and a weld face, and an electrode guide positioned absolutely relative to the rotatable dressing blade to position the weld face of the electrode at a designated location over the first cutting face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Sigler, James G. Schroth
  • Publication number: 20100113172
    Abstract: A threading machine for the end threading of long metal bars includes a peeler and a threader mounted co-axially on a spindle. The spindle is powered by a motor. A leading rod is attached to the clamping chariot. The leading rod includes the peeler opening and closing controller, and the threader opening and closing controller. The controllers are supported by a carriage set, and the threader is able to travel forward and backward. The peeler opening controller and threader opening controller are adjustable by moving them along leading rod to accommodate various thread length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: DEXTRA ASIA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20100080663
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an eyeglass lens which is capable of forming a hole or various shapes on an eyeglass lens is disclosed. The apparatus includes a pair of lens fixing shafts for clamping a lens; a carriage which supports and moves the lens fixing shafts; a lens rotation motor for rotating the lens fixing shafts; and a drilling part for forming a hole on the lens, wherein the drilling part includes: a drill head having a drill to which a drill bit is fixed; a drill head mover which is connected with the drill head and moves the drill head straightly; and a fixing block which supports and fixes the drill head mover on the apparatus for processing an eyeglass lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Young-Hun Kim
  • Publication number: 20090116914
    Abstract: A device for machining an end of a tubular member comprises: a clamping element for clamping the tubular member to maintain same in a fixed position; a movement imparting element for imparting a circular movement to a driving member about the end of the tubular member; a milling cutter driven in rotation by the driving member and including carbide inserts to perform machining under the combined effect of the circular movement of the driving member and the rotational movement of the milling cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Axxair
    Inventors: Stephan Rieth, Frederic Legrand
  • Publication number: 20080089751
    Abstract: A sleeve cutter is provided for precision cutting of a length of metal tubing or the like. The sleeve cutter includes a mandrel or spindle for supporting a tube-shaped sleeve thereon between a pair of rotary-driven cutting wheels adapted for movement together between retracted positions spaced outwardly from the mandrel, and advanced position with cutting edges in engagement with the mandrel-supported sleeve. Each cutting wheel further includes a shaping step or land for removing any burr or flare from the cut sleeve end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Charles G. Hutter, David D. Webster
  • Patent number: 6179529
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for boring a passage in a component having opposed ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween using a drill bit. A first motor turns the drill bit in a first direction about its axis of rotation, in which the axis of rotation is oriented substantially co-linear with the longitudinal axis of the component, and a second motor rotates the component about its longitudinal axis in a second direction, which is opposite to the first direction. The turning drill bit is moved longitudinally relative to the rotating component so that the relative movement therebetween causes the drill bit to bore the passage through a portion of the component substantially along its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: UFF Machine Company
    Inventors: Richard McClure, Robert McClure
  • Patent number: 6142717
    Abstract: A re-keying process includes inserting a peg (65) into a plug (10) of a cylinder lock to be re-keyed. The peg (65) partially blocks a key slot (18) in the plug (10), thereby preventing the original key (30) to be inserted into the plug (10). A longitudinal groove (75) is then formed on the blade (74) of a key (70), thereby allowing the key (70) to be inserted into the partially blocked key slot (18). To insert the peg (65) into the plug (10), the plug (10) is placed in a bore (45) of a drill block (40). An alignment bolt (61) is used to positioning the plug (10) in the bore (45). A drill bit (62) is inserted into a drill guide hole (52) in the drill block (40) to drill a hole (63) in the plug (10). The peg (65) is then screwed into the hole (63).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: William A. Staiger
  • Patent number: 5934688
    Abstract: A quick setting and release actuator for cooperating with an axially movable chuck for holding a tubular workpiece in fixed position includes an anchor member (12) that is mounted in fixed relationship relative to a housing of a machine tool (20) and a thrust member (42) carried by a pivotally mounted carrier member (38) that pivots towards and away from the anchor member to drive the thrust member (42) into engagement with the end wall (44) of a multi-segment collet (26) to cause the collet to ride along its segment bearing surfaces (30) in a radial direction to engage the periphery of a workpiece (24) to be retained in the machine tool (20). Thrust member (42) may be pivotally mounted by a pivot connection (48) on the carrier (38) so that the thrust member will align itself with the end wall (44) of collet (26) even when the carrier is not precisely parallel with the collet end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Tri Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald W. VanderPol, Mark A. Marshall, Donald T. Stanley, Clement Tremblay
  • Patent number: 5876157
    Abstract: A drill and forming tool centering jig. The tool is useful centering a drill, bit body, or forming tool with respect to a workpiece shaft face in which a bore is to drilled or a surface is to be shaped. The tool has a generally cylindrical tubular body having a first threaded end portion with external threads thereon, and a second, bushing end opposite thereto. Within the body are secured a first collet and a second collet. A collet compressor to inwardly urges the inner reaches of both collets radially inward toward the outer surface of the workpiece when a jam nut assembly is threadably engaged and tightened on the external threads on the threaded end portion of the body. A bushing is provided to be slideably engaged with and secured in the body. Within the bushing, a forming tool is provided that is adapted to slidingly engage and rotate within the bushing. The forming tool is adapted to shape a working face of a workpiece shaft that is brought into engagement with the forming tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: William Wethered
  • Patent number: 5758996
    Abstract: A drill centering device for use in combination with a drill bit for drilling centered holes in an end of a generally longitudinal piece of stock, comprises a guide box having a centrally aligned inner channel dimensioned for directing a drill bit therethrough and an annular rim extending from one end of the guide box. The annular rim is symmetrical about the inner restrictive channel of the guide box and dimensioned to receive a piece of stock for drilling centered holes in the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventor: Gary J. Loudon
  • Patent number: 5743539
    Abstract: A quick setting and release actuator for cooperating with an axially movable chuck for holding a tubular workpiece in fixed position includes an anchor member (12) that is mounted in fixed relationship relative to a housing of a machine tool (20) and a thrust member (42) carried by a pivotally mounted carrier member (38) that pivots towards and away from the anchor member to drive the thrust member (42) into engagement with the end wall (44) of a multi-segment collet (26) to cause the collet to ride along its segment bearing surfaces (30) in a radial direction to engage the periphery of a workpiece (24) to be retained in the machine tool (20). Thrust member (42) may be pivotally mounted by a pivot connection (48) on the carrier (38) so that the thrust member will align itself with the end wall (44) of collet (26) even when the carrier is not precisely parallel with the collet end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Tri Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald W. VanderPol, Mark A. Marshall, Donald T. Stanley, Clement Tremblay
  • Patent number: 5711197
    Abstract: A cutter for facing ends of tubes has a cutting edge perpendicular to the axis of a drive shaft and extending obliquely from a plane containing a reference side face of the cutter. The cutter has a base end portion fitted in a cutter mount groove which is defined by a reference side face a specified distance away from the drive shaft axis. The cutter is positioned as shifted a predetermined distance along the length of the groove, with the cutter reference side face bearing on the groove-defining reference side face, whereby the cutter is adapted to cut the tube end in a direction a predetermined angle outward with respect to a tangential direction of the tube at the cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Fujikin Inc
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Eiji Ideta, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 5623858
    Abstract: A machine for chamfering and otherwise finishing workpieces such as metal rods or tubes includes a base with a drive and spindle assembly, an assembly for securing a workpiece in position and an air-electric control system carried on the base. The drive and spindle assembly includes a housing carrying a rotatable spindle with a cutter, a quill surrounding said spindle and a cylinder with a piston connected to the quill for moving the spindle and quill axially. The drive structure includes an electric motor and a variable speed transmission. The control system includes a pedal for connecting high pressure air to operate the spindle. A vise and stop assembly secures a workpiece in position and includes an actuator connected to the control system and coordinated with the control system piston to secure the workpiece in position before cutting. Manual translation of the quill and spindle is also provided for through a gear and rack on the quill meshed to translate the quill while the piston is inoperative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Inventor: Orville J. Birkestrand
  • Patent number: 5601385
    Abstract: Delays in fitting and drilling bowling balls are eliminated in a point of sale bowling ball fitting and drilling apparatus. A fitting apparatus (30) includes two movable finger blocks (34), (36) and a thumb aperture (38). Through the use of inserts taken from a group of inserts (150), the fitting apparatus (30) may be utilized to generate control signals to a drilling apparatus (46). A ball (204) may be positioned within the drilling apparatus (46) and insert receiving holes drilled therein in response to the information received by the drilling apparatus (46) from the fitting apparatus (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Brunswick Bowling & Billiards
    Inventors: Bill E. Towers, Ladislav Jurik, Richard L. Weinbrenner
  • Patent number: 5318392
    Abstract: A drill press assembly including a spindle supported by a column and base, a work table and an adjustable fence assembly. The adjustable fence assembly includes clamping means permitting the fence to be adjustably mounted on the column of the drill press. The fence includes a vertically oriented planar surface. Clamping means permit the planar surface to be adjusted in an infinite number of vertical and horizontal positions thereby to facilitate positioning of a workpiece for precise drilling operations. A V-block may be mounted to the fence to facilitate drilling into the end of a cylindrical workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: S-B Power Tool Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Svetlik, Terry Treacy, Robert Anderson
  • Patent number: 5302058
    Abstract: A device for supporting a workpiece in which an eccentric hole is to be drilled parallel to the workpiece's longitudinal axis is disclosed. The device has a base having a forward end, a rearward end, a top surface, and a bottom surface. Prior to drilling, the workpiece is secured in an upstanding retainer attached to or integral to the top surface of the forward end of the base. The retainer has a rectangular block body with a cavity into which one end of the workpiece is secured. The other end of the workpiece is similarly secured in an upstanding retainer on the top surface of the other end of the base. The distance between the retainers is adjustable. The height of the workpiece may be adjusted within each retainer by shims. Drill guides are provided at both retainers. The drill guides are aligned to permit the drilling of an eccentric longitudinal hole through the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: David H. Bishop
  • Patent number: 5163792
    Abstract: A clamp structure mounts a workpiece between an underlying saddle plate and an uppermost bushing head, wherein the bushing head includes a slidably received guide bushing directed therewithin in coaxially oriented alignment with a saddle bore directed within the saddle to provide for alignment of drilling directed through the workpiece. The invention further includes the bushing head and saddle clamp arranged and mounted on pivoting jaw structure arranged for clamping of the workpiece therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventor: Donald E. Slavik
  • Patent number: 4984941
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for accurately forming suture cut-off feature in a surgical needle of the socketed type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Edward C. White, Douglas T. Blake, Michael C. Grassel
  • Patent number: 4761104
    Abstract: A portable milling tool for milling pipes, tubes, cylinders, and the like has an expandable sleeve at one end thereof for securing and centering the tool to a workpiece. An adjustable in-line rod connects the sleeve to the tool and permits the sleeve to release or secure the workpiece. An in-line shaft moves the tool into or out of engagement with the workpiece. The tool also is of compact design allowing it to be used in on-site situations wherein tool size is a problem as in milling boiler tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Inventor: Tollief O. Hillestad
  • Patent number: 4758121
    Abstract: A boring machine which is portable for field use and which is self-chucking and self-centering and has the capability of performing precision machining operations under computer control. The machining operations include pipe boring and internal threading. The boring machine has a chuck with relatively movable components including radially extendable blades for engagement with the interior of a pipe wall. A tool head is mounted for axial movement on a tubular drive shaft which is rotatably supported in cantilever fashion by the chuck. The actuation of the chuck and rotation of the drive shaft are derived from hydraulic means on the chuck within the interior of the pipe and connected to external fluid circuitry through stationary manifolds and fluid passages formed in the wall of the tubular drive shaft. The tool head is moved axially of the drive shaft by a lead screw rotatably driven by a servomotor and a tool slide is radially movable on the tool head by a second servomotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventor: Horst Kwech
  • Patent number: 4620823
    Abstract: A portable milling tool for milling pipes, tubes, cylinders, and the like has a collet at one end thereof for securing and centering the tool to the work piece. An adjustable in-line rod connects the collet to the tool and permits the collet to secure or release the work piece. An in-line shaft moves the tool into or out of engagement with the work piece. The tool is of compact design allowing it to be used in on-site situations wherein tool size is a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Inventor: Tollief O. Hillestad
  • Patent number: 4614464
    Abstract: An adjustable jig for hole formation including a base on which a swingable arm is mounted and carries a bushing for guiding a cutting tool through the bushing and onto a workpiece clamped onto the base. The base clamp portion positions the workpiece in a position relative to the operative position for the cutting tool bushing, and there are adjustments for controlling the positioning of the bushing in the operative position and for controlling the positioning of the workpiece relative to the base. The entire arrangement is such that accurate holes or openings can be formed in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Inventor: Harry N. Christensen
  • Patent number: 4486129
    Abstract: A reamer for reaming the bell of plastic pipe. A cylindrical housing includes a cylindrical cavity communicating with the lower end of the housing. A downward facing annular shoulder is formed about the circumference of the cavity. The top of the housing includes a bore having a shaft threadably engaged therein. The shaft is concentric with the cavity and includes a reamer at its lower end for reaming the bell of a pipe abutted against the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Inventor: James A. Vowel
  • Patent number: 4483222
    Abstract: A device for removing pipe attached to a fitting includes cutting apparatus for removing the pipe disposed within the fitting. A wrench apparatus is connected to the cutting apparatus for gripping the fitting to prevent its movement when the cutting apparatus is activated. Alternatively, this device may be used as a reaming device which permits radial movement of the cutting blades into engagement with a pipe after the cutting blades have been inserted within the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Inventor: Dalton W. Davis
  • Patent number: 4470734
    Abstract: A portable tube end preparation tool includes a right angle drive motor (44) for rotating the cutter head (16) and a right angle cutter feed nut drive shaft (78), both motor and feed nut drive shaft capable of being positioned in the same general plane to provide a narrow and short tool profile for enabling the tool to be used in very confined areas. The drive motor and feed nut drive system are mounted in separate sub-assemblies for enabling simple repair and inspection of the tool without complete or substantial disassembly of the tool, and to permit the feed nut drive to be rotated to different radial positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Tri Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Miller
  • Patent number: 4422812
    Abstract: A rotatable shell cutter has a cylindrical member which advances to cut into a pipe. A plurality of cutting elements are arranged in a circle at one end of the cylinder. Each cutting assembly comprises a cartridge fixed as one piece to the cylindrical member, such as by brazing or the like, a seat positioned thereon through dowel pins, a cutting insert mounted on the seat through a cooperating V-shaped projection and recess, and a clamp engaging, positioning and securing the cutting element against the seat and also secured to the cartridge for urging all of the cutting assembly elements together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Inventor: Kevin D. Linville
  • Patent number: 4405267
    Abstract: A threading device comprises a longitudinally adjustable, C-shaped frame configured with mounting heads at its open ends, the heads being arranged to interchangeably mount a collet for supporting a rod or pipe to be threaded and a threaded die guide shaft mounting a thread cutting die, the pipe or rod and the die guide shaft being secured by set screws so that their confronting ends are in aligned abutment with each other intermediate said mounting heads. Rotation of the threading die on the guide shaft moves the die onto the pipe or rod to form precisely arranged threads on the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventor: Donald R. Stoken
  • Patent number: 4340349
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for repairing "hot spots" in a refractory lined wall, applicable especially to blast furnaces. A plurality of relatively closely spaced couplings are affixed in advance to a metal shell which overlies the refractory lining. When a hot spot is observed, a jig is installed successively on couplings overlying the hot spot and holes are drilled in the shell. The couplings accommodate a grouting machine which injects grouting material through the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Inventor: Larry R. Cary
  • Patent number: 4319503
    Abstract: A main body, including a tube holding portion, a tube end squaring and deburring portion and a tool bit actuating portion, is provided with a side handle which can be gripped for support and concurrently rotated to advance the tool bit into engagement with the tube end. A conventional electrical drill rotates the tool bit and a cam converts handle rotation to tool bit advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Tri Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Saine, John E. Pertle
  • Patent number: 4260306
    Abstract: An eccentric boring tool and method of forming a bore off center from the central axis of a workpiece are disclosed. The tool includes a tool holder nonrotatably supported relative to a workpiece and an outer housing supported for rotation with the workpiece and rotation relative to the tool holder. An eccentric supported within the housing mounts a bearing which in turn supports the tool holder. The eccentric rotates with the housing causing the longitudinal axis of the tool holder to orbit about the longitudinal axis of the workpiece. An end mill cutting tool is supported in the tool holder. A plurality of discs are supported in the forward end of the housing. The discs engage the workpiece, lock the housing to the workpiece and cause the housing to rotate at the same speed as the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: C. L. Frost & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Siegfried K. Weis
  • Patent number: 4234276
    Abstract: An offset electrode dresser includes a cylindrical collar having an aperture offset from its axis for retaining an electrode to expose only that area of an electrode tip which is to be dressed. A dressing tool is contained within a chuck which is positioned over the cylindrical collar to align the electrode tip with the dressing tool engaging the electrode in a position offset from the axis of the electrode. The chuck can be rotated by a pneumatic tool at a rate of speed for dressing the offset electrode tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Electrode Dressers Incorporated
    Inventor: George D. Meier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4152090
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a hole through the sidewall of a longitudinally extending pipe is disclosed herein. This apparatus includes a cylinder saw, i.e., a hole saw and a portable jig for supporting and guiding the saw during the hole cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Johns-Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Harris, Lemuel H. Huff
  • Patent number: 4114484
    Abstract: A pipe cutting or end prepping device capable of use in severely restricted spaces to cut through or shape for welding a hollow cylindrical pipe wall, which includes a rotatable tool bit support or carriage assembly adapted for insertion through an end of the pipe to be cut and located within the hollow bore of the pipe having one or more tool bits to cut into the pipe wall at the cutting site. A rotatable drive coupler is provided for releasably coupling a drive motor to the tool bit support or carriage for rotating the latter, and an anchor forming assembly in the form of a radially expandable and contractable annular collet forms a cylindrical pipe gripping surface to provide a stationary anchor station along the pipe adjacent the cutting site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Inventor: William C. Feamster, III
  • Patent number: 4005945
    Abstract: A clamping and drill guide apparatus which is utilized by an operator to aid in manually drilling holes in work pieces which have an arcuate contour. The apparatus includes a first clamping member which has a multiplicity of openings axially passing through the first clamping member in a vertical direction. A second clamping member located in alignment with the first clamping member and below such includes a multiplicity of threaded through openings which axially pass in the vertical direction and are alignable with each of the through openings in the first clamping member. A pair of screw and nut members provide for clamping the first member to the second member when a work piece is inserted therebetween. Further, the apparatus provides a mechanism for axially aligning the work piece between the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1977
    Inventor: David Gutman
  • Patent number: 3992123
    Abstract: An apparatus for machining pipe ends which includes an annular housing wh is adapted to receive a pipe end. A plurality of rods are threaded radially through the housing and are adjustable inwardly for engaging the pipe so as to enable axial alignment of the housing with the pipe end. A chuck is slidably mounted within the cylindrical housing for longitudinal reciprocal movement toward and away from the pipe end. The chuck is also rotatably mounted within the housing. A large nut may be threaded on the housing for positioning and retaining the chuck at selected locations along the longitudinal axis of the housing. One or more tool bits are located at one end of the chuck for machining the end of the pipe when the chuck is rotated within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Tadao Uyetake, Teikichi Higa, Stephen Orillo, Jr, Gregory S. Nakano
  • Patent number: 3976091
    Abstract: The problem of seals not functioning properly with known service tapping tools can be solved through the use of interfitting yokes and fasteners holding these yokes in securing such tools relative to couplings on branch or service lines. Such tapping tools are constructed so as to each include a plug structure adapted to internally fit in sealed relationship within the interior of a branch line and/or coupling on the same, a boring bar mounted on the plug structure so as to extend through the plug structure and so as to be linearly and rotatably mounted with respect to the plug structure, an appropriate cutting tool held by the boring bar, and a mechanism for holding the plug relative to the branch line, such mechanism normally being constructed so as to engage the coupling on the branch line. When a yoke and fastener structure as referred to in the preceding is used the plug structure is held so that it cannot cock in such a manner as to affect the sealing at the exterior of the plug structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Inventor: Walter C. Hutton