Reversible Ratchet Patents (Class 408/123)
  • Publication number: 20140186131
    Abstract: A holding wrench includes a clamping assembly and a pair of handles. The clamping assembly includes a housing, a transmission gear, a first latching member, a second latching member, and an adjusting subassembly. The first latching member and the second latching member engage with the transmission gear. The adjusting subassembly includes an adjusting member, a pair of pushing members protruding from the adjusting member, and a pair of resisting members. The adjusting member defines a pair of latching grooves. The pair of pushing members is located between the first latching member and the second latching member. When the adjusting member is moved toward the second latching member, one of the pair of pushing member pushes the second latching member away from the transmission gear, and the pair of resisting members latches into the pair of latching grooves, thereby positioning the adjusting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
  • Publication number: 20110116882
    Abstract: A thread tapping tool includes a housing, an inner thread tapping device and an outer thread tapping device each having a gear wheel for changeably engaging into the housing, a lock device for detachably locking either of the gear wheels to the housing, and a switch device having a pivotal pawl for engaging with either of the gear wheels and for controlling the driving directions of the gear wheels by the housing, and for allowing the inner thread tapping device and the outer thread tapping device to selectively tap or form an inner thread in a work piece with a tapping mandrel or to selectively tap or form an outer thread in the shaft members or the other work pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Chen
  • Patent number: 7014397
    Abstract: A self-aligning tapping tool comprises an elongate handle having a longitudinal counterbore through a first end. A tap is received in the counterbore. A collar is operatively secured to the tap. The collar is slightly smaller than the counterbore to enable slidable movement and to prevent rotation of the tap relative to the handle. A retainer is secured to the handled at the first end to retain the collar in the counterbore and has a center opening receiving the tap. A biasing spring in the counterbore biases the tap and the collar outwardly to extend the tap when the handle is turned to thread a hole in a work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventor: Tansil Phillips
  • Patent number: 6997654
    Abstract: A tapping device is configured to be used within a drill press or lathe or other device capable of holding a cylindrical object. The tapping device has an upper projection for being axially fixed in, for example, a drill press. The remainder of the body of the tapping device is rotatable with respect to the upper projection and includes side handles for providing handy mechanical advantage to the turning of the tapping device body. The end of the body opposite the upper projection includes a chuck for holding a typical tapping tool. The projection is connected to an internal shaft which engages the body of the tapping tool and is spring biased to draw the projection and internal shaft within the body of the tapping tool. Conversely, when the tapping tool is supported in, as an example, a drill press chuck, such spring urging acts to lift the body of the tapping tool in the direction of the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: John Blick
  • Patent number: 5573357
    Abstract: A portable, handheld, power tool is operable to rotate a tap in an opening in a workpiece to form an internal thread convolution in the opening. The power tool includes a chuck which holds the tap. Left and right handles extend in opposite directions from the chuck and are connected with a housing. A motor is disposed in one of the handles and is connected with the chuck by a drive mechanism. Manual actuation of a motor control lever mounted on the one handle initiates operation of the motor. Upon operation of the motor, force is transmitted through a drive mechanism to the chuck to rotate the chuck and the tap. Upon interruption of operation of the motor, the tap may be rotated under the influence of force which is manually applied to the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Boar Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Mirles
  • Patent number: 5490746
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a pipe cylindrical thread cutting aid that has an inner cylindrical wall, which extends throughout its length; a pair of outer cylindrical walls between which lies a shoulder which is substantially perpendicular to these outer walls, which are substantially parallel to one another, and leading and trailing surfaces. The thread cutting aid of this invention allows near perfect alignment of the thread cutter with the work piece, permits starting and finishing thread cutting using one hand and permits the thread repair and cutting in close quarters ordinarily not reachable and attainable using prior art thread cutting tools. The thread cutting aid of this invention is particularly well suited for use in the shop where the pipe can be stabilized, e.g., in a vice or equivalent device, and to thread pipe softer than stainless steel or other equivalent steel pipe work piece which are resistant to cutting which occurs during threading, e.g., stainless steel pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Inventor: Raymond L. Baker
  • Patent number: 5299895
    Abstract: A tool member includes a ratchet head having a central polygonal aperture arranged to selectively receive a die holder member or alternatively, a collet assembly for mounting a threading tap. A second handle member is arranged for selective securement to the head in longitudinal alignment relative to a first handle mounted to the ratcheting head, wherein the first and second handles are arranged on opposed sides of the mounting head orthogonally oriented relative to the head's axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Wesley H. Greenhill
  • Patent number: 4856946
    Abstract: A threading assembly including biasing means for biasing a threading tap or die in a selected direction and a reversible ratchet assembly for applying a torque about an axis coinciding with the axis of the tap or die. An alignment guide concentrically aligns both the axis of the torque and the downward bias, and a threading chuck is secured to the ratchet assembly for clamping the threading tap or die therein. The longitudinal axis of the threading tap or the central axis of the threading die coincides with the axis of the forces applied to its.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventor: Hong K. Park
  • Patent number: 4799832
    Abstract: A compact tap wrench includes a ring-base, a pair of diametrically opposed handles, and a chuck mechanism friction-fit into the ring-base. A ratchet mechanism is built into one of the handles. The chuck mechanism includes interchangeable jaws for accommodating different ranges of tap sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Inventor: Neil M. Abbott
  • Patent number: 4780031
    Abstract: A ratchet die stock comprised of a main body from which there protrude two parallel portions each possessing a hollow, and where such hollows accommodate a ratchet and pawl to provide unidirectional travel of the dies which are assembled in the head of the main body, and accommodate a telescopic handle, with one of such portions being tangentially positioned with respect to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Super-Ego Tools, S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel A. Ollacarizqueta
  • Patent number: 4752163
    Abstract: A thread cutting diestock assembly is disclosed comprising a ratchet housing having a bore adapted to selectively and detachably receive a large thread cutting die head or an adaptor ring, each of which is provided with ratchet teeth engaged by a pawl on the ratchet housing so as to be rotatably therewith. The adaptor ring has a polygonal bore adapted to detachably receive a small thread cutting die head which interengages with the polygonal bore to preclude relative rotation between the die head and adaptor ring. A circumferentially extending recess in the bore in the ratchet housing carriers a non-circular split retaining spring ring which interengages with the large die head or adaptor ring to detachably secure the latter in the ratchet housing bore, and a circumferentially extending groove in the adaptor ring bore carries a polygonal split retaining spring ring which interengages with the smaller die head to detachably secure the latter in the adaptor ring bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1988
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Gregory R. Fedor
  • Patent number: 4355931
    Abstract: The tapping drill having a drive shaft driven with an alternating rotational movement, comprises, disposed between this drive shaft and the tool carrier, a ratchet mechanism capable, at will, of transforming the alternating rotational motion into a rotating movement by successive impulses in one direction or the other. The ratchet mechanism comprises a dog with spring extending through an annular member integral with the tool carrier, this dog bearing in an axial groove formed in an interior member integral with the drive shaft, in which interior member there can successively be distinguished three parts:a first part comprising solely the groove;a second part in which the groove is flanked by a cut-away on one side,a third part in which the groove is flanked by a cut-away on the other side,the dog being able to slide freely into the cut-aways and to be displaced along the groove. The dog is displaced along the groove by a control member bearing with play in an annular groove formed in the annular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Inventor: Roland Leuenberger
  • Patent number: 4291727
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for restricting fluid flow in a pipeline by inflation of an expandable flexible sleeve which is attached to a plug having a through hole for the inflation fluid. Several embodiments of flow restrictor cartridges are disclosed including cartridges having retainer arms which pivot outwardly against the interior wall of the pipeline restricting the axial expansion of the flexible sleeve upon inflation, thereby providing higher pressurization of the flexible sleeve for use in pipelines of pressures up to about 100 psi. The flow restrictor cartridges may be used in combination with an insertion assembly and by placement of a boring tip on the flow restrictor cartridge may be used with a disclosed cartridge insertion tool providing reduced loss of pipeline contents upon boring a hole in the pipeline followed by insertion and inflation of the flexible sleeve for restricting fluid flow in the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: Institute of Gas Technology
    Inventors: Gene G. Yie, Thomas M. Bevan
  • Patent number: 4213723
    Abstract: A thread cutting die stock with a die stock head structure which has a first inner guiding surface for detachably receiving the shank of a first cutting head while radially inwardly of the aforementioned first guiding surface there is detachably arranged an adaptor having a second inner guiding surface for detachably receiving therein the shank of a second cutting head of smaller cutting size than that of the first cutting head, thereby making it possible by merely inserting or removing the adaptor to modify the die stock from receiving a larger sized thread cutting head to a smaller sized thread cutting head and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Rems-Werk Christian Foll und Sohne GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Rudolf Wagner
  • Patent number: 4149820
    Abstract: A pipe tapping ratchet assembly is disclosed herein which comprises a ratchet handle and a socket attachment received thereon. The socket attachment defines an aperture within which an adapter is received, the aperture and the adapter being configured to prevent relative rotation therebetween. A tap is received within holes defined by the adapter. The holes in the adapter are conveniently configured to receive presently available taps, while preventing relative rotation between the taps and the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Inventor: Wayne A. Newlin