Including Means To Move Tool Along Tool-axis Patents (Class 408/129)
  • Patent number: 10956362
    Abstract: Raw data in distributed servers is divided into groups of data called buckets containing raw data that have timestamps that fall within a specific time range. When a bucket becomes inactive a server can archive the bucket to an external storage system. The external storage system containing archived data may be specified in a search query. Archived data from the external storage system is obtained, processed, and a search performed on the processed archived data using the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Clint Sharp, Petter Eriksson, Ledion Bitincka, Jason Szeto, Elizabeth Lin, Nima Haddadkaveh
  • Patent number: 10520926
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for a kitting and automation assembly. The system includes an inspection apparatus that captures information of a component. A controller is coupled to the inspection apparatus for receiving and evaluating the information to determine a conforming component. The assembly apparatus includes a datum tool that is operatively configured to contact a datum reference of a part to determine a proper position of the part. The method includes capturing a data set indicative of a characteristic of a component and comparing the data set to a stored data set having a desired characteristic to determine a conforming component. The method also includes picking and positioning the conforming component at an installation position, contacting a datum reference of a part with a datum tool to confirm a proper position, and placing the conforming component on to the part at the proper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John M. Scelsi, Brian G. Jones
  • Patent number: 9644365
    Abstract: A jackable building foundation system includes a steel beam support frame platform to which one or more platform jacks are attached. Vertical movement of the platform in response to jacking is constrained by cuboidal column guides at the four corners. Each of the column guides comprises two tiers of square roller frames, within each of which is an I-beam engaged between the flanges on either side by two rollers supported on horizontal axes. The orientations of the I-beams and rollers alternate orthogonally at each corner of the platform, so that torques generated by uneven jacking are suppressed and do not result in jamming of the platform as it rises. The system is remotely controlled and monitored by a digital device, such as a smartphone, using application software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: High Tide Homes Inc.
    Inventors: Philip DeStefano, John A. Bianco
  • Patent number: 9637884
    Abstract: A jackable building foundation includes a steel beam support frame platform to which one or more hydraulic jacks are attached. Vertical movement of the platform in response to jacking is constrained by cuboidal column guides at the four corners. Each of the column guides comprises two tiers of square roller frames, within each of which is an I-beam engaged between the flanges on either side by two rollers supported on horizontal axes. The orientations of the I-beams and rollers alternate orthogonally at each corner of the platform, so that torques generated by uneven jacking are suppressed and do not result in jamming of the platform as it rises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: High Tide Homes Inc.
    Inventors: Philip DeStefano, John Bianco
  • Patent number: 9527175
    Abstract: A moving body guide mechanism of a machine tool includes at least two bar-shaped guide members, and sliders engaged with the two guide members, respectively, movably with respect to the guide members so that a moving body is guided along an axis parallel to a moving axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the guide members. Attaching surfaces of the two guide members or the sliders to the moving body are provided symmetrically across a plane including the axis parallel to the moving axis in such a manner that an angle formed by the attaching surfaces becomes smaller than 180┬░.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: DMG MORI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hoshi, Hajime Kimura, Ryosuke Yasumura
  • Patent number: 8905689
    Abstract: A machining system that includes an ultrasonic machining assembly, wherein the ultrasonic machining assembly further includes a machining tool; a collet adapted to receive the machining tool; and an ultrasonic transducer, wherein the ultrasonic transducer is operative to transmit acoustical vibrations to the machining tool; and a machining apparatus, wherein the machining apparatus is adapted to receive and secure the ultrasonic machining assembly, and wherein the machining apparatus is operative to transmit torque to the machining tool by applying rotary motion to the ultrasonic machining assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Edison Welding Institute
    Inventor: Matthew A. Short
  • Patent number: 8899887
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) drilling apparatus that greatly increases the speed, accuracy and depth of the drilling process as well as increasing the life of the drill bits by decoupling the reactionary forces encountered in the positioning and drilling functions of the apparatus in the x, y and z axes from the components that accomplish the positioning, measuring and drilling of the stacked printed circuit boards. The part of the apparatus that moves and drills as well as the feedback position sensors are mounted to a set of vibration isolation pads that absorb the vibrations that would disturb the feedback sensors. Additionally, the force frame of the apparatus that experiences the reactionary force movements are decoupled from the metrology frame of the apparatus that house the feedback sensors, also increasing the throughput and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Interdyne Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kosmowski, Wojciech B. Kosmowski
  • Patent number: 8888417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for automatically feeding a feeding housing (206) of a drilling device (200). The drilling device (200) includes a drill stand (202), a drilling machine (204) and a feeding housing (206). Further, the drilling machine (204), which is suspended by the feeding housing (206), includes a drill with a drilling motor for performing a drilling operation through a drilling object. The feeding unit (208) includes an electric feeding motor for feeding the feeding housing (206) along the stand (202). Further, the feeding unit (208) also includes a controller for manually influencing the feeding motor's direction of rotation, speed and feeding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventors: Andreas Jonsson, Robert Johansson
  • Publication number: 20140328638
    Abstract: A handheld power drill apparatus includes a drill motor, a carriage motor, a drilling implement with an interchangeable locking chuck, an electronic controller, and guide plates. The guide plate is slidably mounted to accommodate different work piece thicknesses. The drilling implement is coaxially mounted on a lead screw mounting plate. The drilling implement is positioned substantially orthogonal to the workpiece. The drilling implement is automatically driven into a workpiece by the carriage motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mark T. Johnson, Jacob A. Hauck
  • Publication number: 20140227056
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) drilling apparatus that greatly increases the speed, accuracy and depth of the drilling process as well as increasing the life of the drill bits by decoupling the reactionary forces encountered in the positioning and drilling functions of the apparatus in the x,y and z axes from the components that accomplish the positioning, measuring and drilling of the stacked printed circuit boards. The part of the apparatus that moves and drills as well as the feedback position sensors are mounted to a set of vibration isolation pads that absorb the vibrations that would disturb the feedback sensors. Additionally, the force frame of the apparatus that experiences the reactionary force movements are decoupled from the metrology frame of the apparatus that house the feedback sensors, also increasing the throughput and accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Interdyne Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kosmowski, Wojciech B. Kosmowski
  • Patent number: 8784015
    Abstract: A portable power drill includes a housing, a drilling implement carrying drive spindle, and a drive motor for rotating and axially feeding the drive spindle. The drive spindle is rotatively and axially displaceable relative to the housing and connected to the drive motor via angle gears, a feed mechanism and two bevel gears supported on the drive spindle. The drive motor is drivingly connected to the drive spindle via a belt drive transmission, a feed shaft, and an angle gear including an axially locked but rotative nut piece. The feed shaft is located in parallel with and coupled to the drive motor via a transmission and drivingly connected to said nut piece. The drive motor is an electric motor controlled and monitored by a programmable control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Karl Johan Lars Elsmark, Lars Peter Johan Kjellqvist
  • Patent number: 8647030
    Abstract: A core drilling system is disclosed herein in which a torque tube has a groove or keyway which receives a rotating wheel or key to prevent a transmission box and motor from rotating during drilling operation. As such, the operator does not need to hold a stabilizing arm to resist counter rotational forces during the drilling process. The operator may focus on the hole to be cut in a substrate. Additionally, a torque tube stabilizing leg assembly may be secured to the free distal end portion of the torque tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: C. Warren Duncan, Anders Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20130287509
    Abstract: A handheld machining device (1), particularly for boring, having a mechanism includes: a first mounting (20), on which a tool holder (2), and a motor (3, 4) arranged to rotate the tool holder (2), are mounted; a second mounting (30); and an element (40) for translatably guiding, between the first mounting (20) and the second mounting (30), a linear actuator (5) enabling the first mounting (20) to be spaced apart from the second mounting (30), and the first mounting (20) to be brought toward the second mounting (30). The motor (3, 4) is electric, and the rotor (4) of the first motor (3, 4) is directly mounted onto the tool holder (2) and is rigidly connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Sylvain Guerin
  • Patent number: 8496416
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a housing, a spindle system located in the housing, a tool guide associated with the housing, and a magnetic unit associated with the housing. The spindle system may be capable of rotating a tool about an axis of rotation. The tool guide may be capable of engaging a receptacle at a location on a workpiece. The magnetic unit may be capable of securing the tool guide in the receptacle when the tool guide is engaged with the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Allen H. Fischer, Raymond J. Slesinski
  • Publication number: 20130039711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for automatically feeding a feeding housing (206) of a drilling device (200). The drilling device (200) includes a drill stand (202), a drilling machine (204) and a feeding housing (206). Further, the drilling machine (204), which is suspended by the feeding housing (206), includes a drill with a drilling motor for performing a drilling operation through a drilling object. The feeding unit (208) includes an electric feeding motor for feeding the feeding housing (206) along the stand (202). Further, the feeding unit (208) also includes a controller for manually influencing the feeding motor's direction of rotation, speed and feeding force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Andreas Jonsson, Robert Johansson
  • Publication number: 20120301237
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a support base, a first slide module, a second slide module slidably connected to the first slide module, and a cutting module. The support base includes a support surface and a slide portion on the support surface. The first slide module is slidably positioned on the slide portion. The sliding direction of the second slide module is perpendicular to the sliding direction of the first slide module. The cutting module includes a fixed frame fixed on the second slide module, a driving device fixed on the fixed frame, and a cutter connected to the driving device. The driving device drives the cutter to rotate around a central axis of the cutter and move up and down along the central axis. The central axis is perpendicular to the support surface. The cutter includes a hollow cylindrical blade. An end surface of the blade faces the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHAO-KAI PEI
  • Publication number: 20120269591
    Abstract: An object is to provide a drill for a composite material which can realize high-quality boring hardly causing burrs or delamination in boring of a member to be machined containing a fiber reinforced composite material at least partially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventor: Hirofumi Shimada
  • Patent number: 8267188
    Abstract: A machining tool comprises a frame mounting an extendable yoke slidable with respect to the frame in a first direction through one or more mounting pillars. A tool motor is mounted on the yoke. A drive mechanism for the yoke is also mounted in the frame, with a drive motor to drive the yoke drive mechanism. A belt is between pulleys on the drive motor and mechanism to transmit drive between them. A rotatable sleeve is around the tool motor and on which sleeve the belt engages on opposite sides of the tool motor, whereby the tool motor can extend between the drive motor and mechanism, thereby resulting in a compact arrangement of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Sheffield
    Inventor: Garth Martyn John Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20120189394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular spindle unit for forming a multi-spindle machining head (36, 47, 49) for a machine tool, wherein the spindle unit (01, 30, 54) includes at least one drive spindle (02), to which a tool (37) or tool carrier (51, 52) is attachable, and wherein the spindle unit (01, 30, 54) includes a module housing (08, 31) in which the drive spindle (02) is mounted so as to be freely rotatable and axially displaceable. The module housing (08, 31) is attachable to the machining head (36, 47, 49) together with other module housings (08, 31), wherein the spindle unit (01, 30, 54) includes at least one drive motor (03), with which a drive spindle (02) allocated thereto is drivable in rotary manner, and wherein the center axis of the drive motor (03) and the center axis of the drive spindle (02) extend coaxially and define a unit center axis (07).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Volker Meier
  • Publication number: 20120121348
    Abstract: A boring tool for boring cylinder bores (6), with a tool holder (8) and a tool head (4) with a cutting edge carrier for at least one cutting edge (3) and with a rotary drive for driving the at least one cutting edge (3). The cutting edge carrier is provided with a first, preferably hydraulic, adjusting device for the adjustment of a variable cutting radius of the cutting edge (3), a ring module for first support rails (1), which concentrically surrounds the tool head (4), a second adjusting device for the variable radial adjustment of the supporting radius of the first support rails (1), and a third adjusting device for variable radial adjustment of a supporting radius of second support rails (2). The tool head (4) is axially moveable within the ring module. A method for boring cylinder bores (6) involving the use of the boring tool is disclosed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Dennis Eckert, Michael Lahres, Oliver Neufang, Andreas Wiens, Kevin Nedzlek
  • Publication number: 20120087754
    Abstract: A radial tapping attachment for a motor-driven tool includes an enclosed, box-shaped housing, a main shaft assembly adapted to retain a tap, a drive mechanism rotatably driven by the tool and a guide member assembly for supporting an object to be tapped. The main shaft assembly includes a main shaft rotatably coupled to the housing by a pair of bearings, a pair of spaced apart discs fixedly mounted on the main shaft, and a pair of axially mounted compression springs that allow for slight, bi-directional, axial displacement of the main shaft relative to the housing. The drive mechanism includes a drive shaft rotatably coupled to the housing at an approximate right angle relative to the main shaft and a drive wheel mounted on the drive shaft that selectively engages the pair of discs to rotate the main shaft in either direction when an axial force is applied to the tap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Brian John Laakso
  • Publication number: 20110318124
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool guiding device and method is disclosed. The device includes a receptacle element for receiving the power tool, a remote control device for operating the power tool, and a transmission device for transmitting the movement of the remote control device to the power tool. The transmission device has a switch actuator and a connecting element, where the switch actuator is adjustable into a standby position during insertion of the power tool into the receptacle element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Hilti Akitengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas BLATZ
  • Publication number: 20110318126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machining device for machining a workpiece (W), wherein a rotatably mounted machining tool (2a) is held in a machining unit (2), and the machining unit (2) can be moved axially along the axis of rotation (X) of the machining tool (2a) by means of a feed device (10). The machining device comprises a pressure plate (6), mounted in a freely movable manner by means of a bearing device (4), and a measuring device (8) for position detection. According to the invention, the pressure plate (6) and the bearing device (4) constitute part of a pressure-exerting unit (12), and the pressure-exerting unit (12) can be moved axially with respect to the machining unit (2) in the direction of the axis of rotation (X) and independently of the machining unit (2) by means of a drive device (14) assigned to said pressure-exerting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP SYSTEM ENGINEERING GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Cornelius, Matthias Eisner, Thomas Hahn, Stefan Kaiser, Helmut Kasper, Artur Klink, Michael Klos, Christoph Olaineck, Michael Schultz
  • Publication number: 20110250027
    Abstract: A drilling machine includes a stand unit, a drilling spindle unit, and a drive motor unit. A power control member controls a drive motor of the drive motor unit so as to control the rotational speed of the drive motor. A driving shaft of the drive motor drives a driving shaft sleeve of the drilling spindle unit to bring a working spindle in the driving shaft sleeve. The rotational speed of the drive motor is controlled by the power control member only. The present invention has a simple and endurable configuration, and is convenient for use and has stable configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Shun Sheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20110135412
    Abstract: A core drilling system is disclosed herein in which a torque tube has a groove or keyway which receives a rotating wheel or key to prevent a transmission box and motor from rotating during drilling operation. As such, the operator does not need to hold a stabilizing arm to resist counter rotational forces during the drilling process. The operator may focus on the hole to be cut in a substrate. Additionally, a torque tube stabilizing leg assembly may be secured to the free distal end portion of the torque tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: C. Warren Duncan, Anders Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20110064532
    Abstract: A portable power drill includes a housing, a drilling implement carrying drive spindle, and a drive motor for rotating and axially feeding the drive spindle. The drive spindle is rotatively and axially displaceable relative to the housing and connected to the drive motor via angle gears, a feed mechanism and two bevel gears supported on the drive spindle. The drive motor is drivingly connected to the drive spindle via a belt drive transmission, a feed shaft, and an angle gear including an axially locked but rotative nut piece. The feed shaft is located in parallel with and coupled to the drive motor via a transmission and drivingly connected to said nut piece. The drive motor is an electric motor controlled and monitored by a programmable control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: ATLAS COPCO TOOLS AB
    Inventors: Karl Johan Lars Elsmark, Lars Peter Johan Kjellqvist
  • Publication number: 20100296885
    Abstract: A pushing structure of a metal work drilling tool includes a drill housing, a drill assembly, a push part and a feed trigger. The drill assembly is constituted by a drill bit, an extension rod and a power device. When drilling needs to be conducted, the feed trigger is pressed to drive the drill assembly forward that the drill bit gently contacts with the object for drilling; next, the drilling tool is activated and the feed trigger is pushed, then drilling force can be controlled effectively to improve a drilling efficiency and reduce a chance that the drill bit is broken due to percussion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Lung-Pao Chen
  • Publication number: 20100290848
    Abstract: Drill stand including a drill column (4) having front and rear tracks (47, 47?; 48, 48?), at least one of which has a flat track surface and the other a V-shaped track surface. The column 4 includes slot receivers (49, 49?) for protective bumpers (50, 50?) and is mounted on a base plate (2). A carriage (3) reciprocates a drill motor on the drill column (4) and the carriage (3) has internal rollers (51, 51?, 52, 52?) corresponding to the front and rear tracks (47, 47?; 48, 48?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA PROFESSIONAL OUTDOOR PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Baratta
  • Publication number: 20100189522
    Abstract: A boring bar feed mechanism comprising a boring bar and a rotation mechanism for rotating the boring bar, a feed shaft, a feed coupling the feed shaft with the boring bar for axially translating the boring bar, and the boring bar is rotationally mounted with respect to but axially fixed to a second end of the feed coupler. A cam is rotationally fixed to the boring bar for rotating with the boring bar and a cam follower interacts with the cam. A plunger housing is supported by an extension of the cam follower and the plunger housing accommodates at least one feed plunger. A converter gear is supported by the feed shaft and the feed plunger interacts with the converter gear to facilitate indexing of the converter gear. The plunger housing is pivotally supported by the extension of the cam follower to permit the plunger housing and the feed plunger to have a limited pivoted motion, relative to the cam follower, as the cam follower oscillates back and forth and indexes the feed shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas ESSLINGER
  • Publication number: 20100111626
    Abstract: A cushion mechanism in a positive feed drill slows the advancement of a cutter prior to reconnecting with a machining surface during a clearing operation. The cushion mechanism may be inserted in a piston, in front of a shaft, or attached to the outside of the positive feed drill. The cushion mechanism may include a spring washer, a compression spring, or a hydraulic or pneumatic damper. The cushion mechanism provides a safer and more efficient operation for positive peck drilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Cooper Industries
    Inventor: Kevin William Myhill
  • Publication number: 20100028093
    Abstract: A cutting tool having a small diameter is prevented from being heavily loaded to prevent a reduction in service life thereof. An electric drill that rotationally drives an annular cutting tool by using a drill motor (46) as a drive source is brought close to a workpiece by a drill feed unit having a feed motor (20a) to drill the workpiece with the annular cutting tool. In the course of drilling, the motor current of the drill motor (46) is detected by a motor current detector (50). A main controller (64) compares the result of detection by the motor current detector (50) with a preset reference value to identify the tool diameter of the annular cutting tool being used for drilling and sets a control mode for each tool diameter according to the identification result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Kenji Otsuka
  • Patent number: 7510357
    Abstract: A boring device is inserted into a lateral pipe to bore a pipe lining material inserted into a main pipe across the lateral pipe intersecting therewith and a portion of which blocks an opening of the lateral pipe that communicates with the main pipe. The boring device has a rotatable shaft, a bearing member for rotatably bearing the rotatable shaft, and a boring blade mounted on the rotatable shaft for rotation therewith to bore through the portion of the pipe lining material that is blocking the opening of the lateral pipe. A supporting member is mounted on one side of the bearing member. An inflatable bag is mounted on the other side of the external periphery of the bearing member. The inflatable bag is inflatable in the lateral pipe so that the inflatable bag and the supporting member are pressed against an internal peripheral surface of the lateral pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Shonan Gosei-Jushi Seisakusho K.K.
    Inventors: Takao Kamiyama, Koji Kaneta, Kenji Fujii
  • Patent number: 7503467
    Abstract: A rotary-linear system is configured to operate an associated tool. The system includes a rotary-linear actuator having first and second portions that can move linearly and/or rotationally relative to each other, such as about a central axis extending through the actuator. An elongated drive rod extends axially through at least a portion of the actuator, which is operative to rotate about a longitudinal axis thereof generally independently of the actuator. While the rotation of the drive rod can be independent of movement of the actuator, such rotation can be controlled based on the position and/or movement of the actuator. An end of the drive rod near a distal end of the actuator is operative to actuate an associated tool, such as can be mounted at a distal end of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Anorad Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald Liam Swift
  • Publication number: 20090067941
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a machine body, a first sliding member movable on the machine body along a direction, and a second sliding member movable on the first sliding member along the direction. The first and second sliding members can be driven simultaneously to move on the machine body and the first sliding member, respectively, in the direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Feng-Tien Chen
  • Publication number: 20090003946
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a machine body, a first driving unit, a first sliding member driven by the first driving unit to move on the machine body along a direction, a second driving unit disposed on the first sliding member, and a second sliding member driven by the second driving unit to move on the first sliding member along the direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Feng-Tien Chen
  • Patent number: 7140813
    Abstract: An up modifier is provided which includes a bed, a modifier, a clamp, a modifier linkage system, a clamp linkage system, and a lever. The modifier is disposed below the bed and is vertically traversable thereunder. The clamp is disposed above the bed and is vertically traversable thereabove. The lever defines a modifier pivot, clamp pivot and a pedal portion. The clamp pivot is interposed between the modifier pivot and the pedal portion. The clamp pivot is vertically traversable, and the modifier pivot and the pedal portion are pivotable about the clamp pivot. The modifier linkage system is attached to the modifier and the lever at the modifier pivot, and the clamp linkage system is attached to the clamp and the lever at the clamp pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Bradley J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7052216
    Abstract: A T-bracket having a pair of spaced apart arms support a housing containing a sprocket wheel and a shaft to turn the sprocket. A handle attached to one end of the shaft turns the sprocket to tighten a chain turning on the sprocket teeth. A flexible wire rod is welded to the T-bracket and is juxtaposed around a rear end of a power drill. The chain is looped around a work piece and attached to a side of the drill opposite from the T-bracket. The handle is turned to tighten the chain and exert force on a drill bit being driven by the power drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Robert M. Fields
  • Patent number: 7025542
    Abstract: There is provided a guide device for a machining head capable of machining a workpiece such as a cylinder head of an engine accurately, a machine having the guide device, and a guide method. At least one of guide posts formed in a guide post member has an air pressure controlling function capable of fitting and holding a guide bar in the guide post in a non-contact state, and other guide bars have a very small clearance with the guide post facing to the guide bar. Thereby, the position at which the machining head is held is accurately held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuo Nakanishi, Yoshio Ogawa, Toshiaki Takagi
  • Patent number: 7020942
    Abstract: A portable boring and welding machine includes a tool shaft adapted to mount tools for boring and welding workpieces. The shaft extends along an axis and is driven by an electric motor. The motor and the shaft are connected by a helical gearwheel and worm pair, the helical gearwheel being connectable to the tool shaft, and the worm being connected to a drive shaft of the motor itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Sir Meccanica S.r.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Siracusa
  • Patent number: 6751874
    Abstract: A cutting tool for forming holes in plastic piping primarily intended for use in holing irrigation pipes for drips and sprinklers ranging from holes with diameter of 2-4 mm. The tool comprises of a blade element made of steel, preferably hardened and provided with a sharpened around cutting edge, and a body and handle made of high strength plastic material, with a lower jaw allowing the holing of pipes ranging from 12-32 mm in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Mordechai Eldar
  • Publication number: 20030190205
    Abstract: A cutting tool feeding and rotating device for a machine tool includes a first mounting frame with a slide way extending in an axial direction. A tubular housing is mounted on and is slidable relative to the slide way in the axial direction. A spindle is received rotatably in the tubular housing and is driven by a drive member which is mounted on a second mounting frame. A servomotor has an output shaft which drives a drive transmission member which can convert a rotational force of the output shaft to a translation force that is exerted on the second mounting frame so as to force the tubular housing together with the second mounting frame to perform a linear displacement in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventor: Heng-Tsang Yeh
  • Publication number: 20030143049
    Abstract: A hand tool apparatus uses a cutting tool with a first width and a tool axis to machine a hole in an object. The hole has a second width at least as large as the first width of the cutting tool. The tool axis passes through a predetermined point on a surface of the object. The apparatus includes an actuating assembly including a housing. The housing contains an axial feed mechanism configured for moving the cutting tool in an axial direction, a spindle motor configured for rotating the cutting tool about the tool axis, and a radial offset mechanism. The radial offset mechanism is configured for moving the axial feed mechanism in a radial direction such that the tool axis is offset from a principal axis. A motor is configured for rotating said axial feed mechanism and the cutting tool about the principal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Novator AB
    Inventor: Dag G. Linderholm
  • Patent number: 6595728
    Abstract: A rigid and fragile material drilling machine is provided, its driving means for driving the upper and lower drilling bit approximating the rigid and fragile material includes a control handle; upper and lower rear gears and associated upper and lower first synchronizing wheels, said upper and lower rear gears being engaged with each other; upper and lower first timing chains being wound around said upper and lower first synchronizing wheels and upper and lower second synchronizing wheels, respectively; upper and lower second timing chains being wound around said upper and lower third synchronizing wheels and upper and lower fourth synchronizing wheels, respectively; and drilling rod guiding sleeves, the gear racks thereof being engaged with said the upper and lower front gears, respectively. The rigid and fragile material drilling machine of the present invention, which is simplified in structure with a compact design and low cost, can be conveniently used wherever a power supply is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Zhenghua Miao
  • Patent number: 6585462
    Abstract: A device in a tool holding assembly for axially moving a rotatable shaft on which is arranged at a first end of the shaft a device for performing work during rotation of the shaft includes an electric motor for rotating the shaft, and at least one bearing radially supporting the shaft and permitting movement of the shaft in the axial direction. The shaft has a second end forming a free end and an electromagnetic mechanism is arranged to affect or operate on the second end of the shaft to draw the shaft in the axial direction from the first end to the second end against the affect of pressure acting against the second end of the shaft in the opposite axial direction. A mechanism controls the electromagnetic mechanism to achieve axial movement of the shaft during rotation of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: SKF Nova AB
    Inventor: Bo G├Âransson
  • Patent number: 6551034
    Abstract: A drilling apparatus for tapping into a fluid containing vessel from a valve device connected with the vessel. The apparatus is comprised of a housing having a lower end adapted for attachment of the apparatus to the valve device, the housing defining a housing bore, the housing bore defining a housing bore axis. A feed rod assembly is connected with the housing adjacent to the housing bore. In addition, a feed nut is connected with the feed rod assembly, the feed nut defining a first bore. A drilling rod extends through the housing bore and is rotatably supported in the first bore of the feed nut and a drilling bit is connected to a lower end of the drilling rod, for tapping into the vessel. Manipulation of the feed rod assembly results in axial movement of the feed nut and the drilling rod relative to the housing bore axis so that the drilling rod moves through the housing bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventors: David Albert Nyhuis, Albert Hendrix Nyhuis
  • Patent number: 6506001
    Abstract: A radial drilling device (1) for a lathe (5) for radially piercing a turning part (4) supported by the lathe. At least one drill bit (2b) is supported by a mobile drilling jaw (3a, 3b) in a transverse orthogonal plane to the axis of rotation of the part (4) to be drilled. A principal revolving drilling set (ERP) carries the drilling assembly and causes the drilling assembly to rotate around the longitudinal axis of revolution of the part (4), at the same rotational speed as that of the part (4) which is to be drilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Inventor: Thierry Monnet
  • Patent number: 6494650
    Abstract: A leverage accessory for hand-held power drills comprises a lever (10) having a handle (14) at one end and a sharp pointed tip (12) at the other end for plunging (10W) into sheathing (16) attached to the stud or joist (24) being drilled. An instantly repositionable, non-slip contact section (38) connects the lever (10) to the drill body (20) to apply force to the central axis of the drill bit (22). The device can be adapted to existing drill motors (20), and may be made integral to drill motor/lever units (68).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: William A. Maecker
  • Patent number: 6447220
    Abstract: A portable boring/facing machine having a rotatable boring bar on which is supported a cutting head assembly that is adapted to be axially translated by a lead screw drive powered by an AC variable speed servo motor is provided with mounting brackets attachable to the work piece that incorporate a swivel mechanism for facilitating alignment of the boring bar with the centerline of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventors: Donato L. Ricci, Martin A. Gardzinski
  • Publication number: 20020076285
    Abstract: A cutting-processing machine comprises a vice mechanism for clamping a workpiece to be cutting-processed, a pair of cutting units 6 for cutting-processing both ends of the workpieces, arranged to face one another with the vice mechanism being interposed between both the cutting units and; back-and-forth shifting means 10 for moving back and forth each of the cutting units 6 relative to processing positions for both the ends of the workpiece, comprising a guide member 12 for controlling the movement of the cutting unit, a ball-combined feed screw type feed mechanism 13 for moving the cutting unit reciprocally along the guide member, and a servomotor 15 for setting a feed screw bar 14 of the feed mechanism in rotational motion, wherein a contact projection 32 is provided on a front side of the cutting unit 6, and a stopper 33 is arranged to retractably jut over a moving passage of the cutting unit so that, when the cutting unit is caused to advance from a backward position, the contact projection 32 comes into
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tsune
  • Publication number: 20010038776
    Abstract: A leverage accessory for hand-held power drills comprises a lever (10) having a handle (14) at one end and a sharp pointed tip (12) at the other end for plunging (10W) into sheathing (16) attached to the stud or joist (24) being drilled. An instantly repositionable, non-slip contact section (38) connects the lever (10) to the drill body (20) to apply force to the central axis of the drill bit (22). The device can be adapted to existing drill motors (20), and may be made integral to drill motor/lever units (68).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventor: William A. Maecker