Tool Or Tool-support With Thrust-applying Machine-engaging Screw Patents (Class 408/138)
  • Patent number: 8938867
    Abstract: There is provided a transmission device comprising a rigid casing configured to be mounted perpendicularly on a pair of parallel rotatable driving and driven shafts. Annular driving and driven gears are provided in the casing. The annular driving gear is adapted for rotating simultaneously with the driving shaft, and is also adapted for forwarding rotational motion of the inner section to a transmission device. The annular driven gear is adapted for engaging and rotating simultaneously with the driving shaft and sliding over the same, and for forwarding to the inner section rotational motion received from the transmission device. The transmission device is rotatively connected to the annular driving and driven gears for transmitting rotational movement of the driving shaft to the driven shaft. There is also provided a portable boring-welding apparatus using this transmission device and a method for rotating a driven shaft using a parallel driving shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Usinage Filiatrault Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Filiatrault, Guy Filiatrault
  • 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: 8696265
    Abstract: A portable power drill comprises a housing, a drilling implement carrying drive spindle, and two individually powered and controlled motors for rotating and axially feeding the drive spindle. The drive spindle is rotative and axially displaceable relative to the housing and connected to the drive and feed motors via angle gears including two bevel gears supported on the drive spindle. The feed via an axially locked but rotative nut piece and an external thread on the drive spindle, whereas the drive motor is drivingly connected to the drive spindle via longitudinal keyways on the drive spindle and mating splines in one of the bevel gears. The drive motor and the feed motor are electric motors controlled and monitored by a programmable control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Karl Johan Lars Elsmark, Lars Peter Johan Kjellqvist
  • Patent number: 8469640
    Abstract: This machine includes a casing (2), a tool-holder spindle (4), a motor (6), a drive mechanism (12) having positive feed which mechanically connects the motor to the spindle and which includes a first drive member (32) for rotating the spindle, a second drive member (34) for driving the spindle in translation and which is screwed onto the spindle (4) in order to advance or return the spindle, and a clutch (36) having a return configuration which disengages the second member and the motor and an advance configuration which engages them. The clutch includes a rotary engagement member (44), a first key (48) which is movable between a position for connecting the rotary member to the motor and a position for disengaging the rotary member, and a second key (50) which is movable between a position for connecting the rotary member to the casing and a position for disengaging the rotary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Power Tools SAS
    Inventors: Sylvain Maillard, Edouard Da Palma
  • Patent number: 8469641
    Abstract: In this process for drilling a bore (61), a drilling tool (11) is driven simultaneously in rotation about an axis (A) and in translation along the axis (A) in accordance with an advance movement. The advance movement is combined with an oscillating movement of the drilling tool (11) along the axis (A) of an amplitude sufficient to break up the swarf formed, while at the same time keeping the drilling tool (11) in the bore (61) which is in the process of being drilled. In certain exemplary embodiments, the application may be relevant to the aircraft construction industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Power Tools SAS
    Inventor: Jaques Henri Jaillon
  • Patent number: 8425162
    Abstract: A servo drill spindle includes a spindle body, an air motor slidably carried by the spindle body, a spindle extension drivingly engaged by the air motor, a cutting tool drivingly engaged by the spindle extension and a servo motor engaging the air motor and operable to advance the air motor along the spindle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Isaac C. Schevers, Dennis R. Mathis, David L. Fritsche
  • Patent number: 8388276
    Abstract: The present invention describes a machine to that includes a casing and a toolholder spindle. The machine tool further includes a drive mechanism that drives the toolholder spindle. The drive mechanism includes first and second drive members. The first drive member rotates the spindle about its axis. The second drive member translates the spindle and is screwed onto the spindle in such a way that the spindle advances or reverses as a function of the relative speed of rotation between the first and second drive members. The machine tool also includes a first motor and a second motor. The first motor rotates the first drive member and the second motor rotates the second drive member. The machine too further includes a control unit that controls and adjusts the speed of rotation of the first motor and the second motor independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Power Tools SAS
    Inventors: Jacques Jaillon, Jérome Galand
  • Patent number: 8376668
    Abstract: A drilling or tapping machine includes a housing having a front end through which a drill mounting stub projects; a drill shaft having an inner drill tube carrying a splined bush at a rear thereof and carrying the drill mounting stub at a front thereof, a support tube coaxial with the drill tube, having front and rear bearing nuts mounting the support tube on the drill tube for relative rotation; a spline shaft extending from rear to front through the drill tube, and slidably engaged within the splined bush whereby rotation thereof rotates the drill tube; a moving plate fixed to the rear bearing nut and moveable axially relative to the spline shaft, the moving plate engaging the drill tube to axially move the drill tube relative to the housing; a first drive rotating the spline shaft; and a second drive causing the moving plate to move axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Flow Control Pacific Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Russell Bruerton
  • Patent number: 8292550
    Abstract: The invention concerns a perforating device comprising a cutting tool (10), means for rotating (11) the cutting tool (10) and means for translating (12, 14) the cutting tool (10), the ratio between the rotational speed and the translational speed being variable during rotation of the cutting tool (10). It comprises a gear train (16, 17; 18, 19) for synchronizing the rotating means (11) with the translating means (12, 14). The speed ratio between a driving pinion (16; 18) of the gear train, rotationally linked to the means (11) for rotating the cutting tool (10) and a transmission pinion (17; 19) of the translating means is reversed at least once during one rotation of the cutting tool (10). The invention is useful for fragmenting the resulting shavings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Janson
  • Patent number: 8246279
    Abstract: A tight-space drilling product for drilling in a confined space between a workpiece and an opposite surface includes a drilling implement with a confined space configuration where the drilling implement contacts both the workpiece and the opposite surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Robert B. Wrobel
  • Patent number: 8167518
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a power feed drill. The power feed drill comprises a servo motor, a roller screw, a ball spline shaft, an air motor, and a collet chuck. The roller screw is rotatably mounted to the servo motor. The ball spline shaft has a first end connected to the roller screw, wherein rotation of the roller screw in a first direction moves the ball spline shaft in the first direction and wherein rotation of the roller screw in a second direction moves the ball spline shaft in an opposite direction to the first direction along an axis. The air motor is capable of transmitting rotation motion to the ball spline shaft to rotate around the axis. The collet chuck is fixably attached to a second end of the ball spline shaft, wherein the collet chuck is adapted to receive a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Dennis Mathis, Mike Matlack, Scott Anthony Martin, David L. Fritsche
  • Patent number: 8007210
    Abstract: A drilling machine is provided for breaking chips formed by drilling action into manageable lengths. The drilling machine comprises a first gear having a first axis of rotation, and a cam follower surface. It has a second gear having a second axis of rotation coincident with the first axis of rotation. A housing is provided configured to support the first gear and the second gear, the housing having an undulating cam plate surface, a spring and a tool holder spindle having a third axis of rotation. The first and second gears are configured to impart both a linear feed and a rotation to the spindle. The first and second axes of rotation are coincident with the third axis of rotation such that the cam surface is urged into contact with the cam follower surface by the spring. The cam surface includes a plurality of steel balls positioned to follow the cam plate surface such that when the first gear rotates, the first gear is caused repeatedly to retract and then to advance, breaking chips that are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: P. V. Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Veres
  • Patent number: 7887268
    Abstract: Spindle assemblies with inline direct drive feed are disclosed. In one embodiment, a manufacturing system includes a support structure configured to be positioned proximate a workpiece, a carriage moveably coupled to the support structure, and a head assembly coupled to the carriage. The head assembly includes a spindle assembly, comprising a feed unit and a spindle unit. The feed unit includes a feed motor coupled to a drive mechanism, the feed motor and the drive mechanism being disposed along a longitudinal axis of the spindle assembly. The spindle unit has an aft end operatively coupled to the drive mechanism of the feed unit, the spindle unit including a fluid-driven motor coupled to a tool collet chuck, the spindle unit being configured to translate along the longitudinal axis by actuation of the feed motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Dennis R. Mathis
  • Patent number: 7882901
    Abstract: A drilling machine is provided for breaking chips formed by drilling action into manageable lengths. The drilling machine comprises a first gear having a first axis of rotation, and a cam follower surface. It has a second gear having a second axis of rotation coincident with the first axis of rotation. A housing is provided configured to support the first gear and the second gear, the housing having a cam surface, a spring and a tool holder spindle having a third axis of rotation. The first and second gears are configured to impart both a linear feed and a rotation to the spindle. The first and second axes of rotation are coincident with the third axis of rotation such that the cam surface is urged into contact with the cam follower surface by the spring. The cam surface and the follower surface are shaped such that when the first gear rotates, the first gear is caused repeatedly to retract and then to advance, breaking chips that are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: P. V. Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Veres
  • Patent number: 7806637
    Abstract: A tool, such as a pneumatic tool, includes a casing, tool-holder spindle extending along an axis, and a drive mechanism for the tool-holder spindle. The mechanism uses a first member for driving the spindle in rotation about its axis and a second member for driving the spindle in translation along its axis. The second drive member is screwed onto a threaded portion of the spindle so that the spindle advances or returns as a function of the relative rate of rotation of the drive members. The second drive member is displaced along the axis between an advanced position and a returned position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Power Tools SAS
    Inventors: Jean Oehninger, Jacques Jaillon
  • Patent number: 7510024
    Abstract: A drilling machine is provided for breaking chips formed by drilling action into manageable lengths. The drilling machine comprises a first gear having a first axis of rotation, and a cam follower surface. It has a second gear having a second axis of rotation coincident with the first axis of rotation. A housing is provided configured to support the first gear and the second gear, the housing having a cam surface, a spring and a tool holder spindle having a third axis of rotation. The first and second gears are configured to impart both a linear feed and a rotation to the spindle. The first and second axes of rotation are coincident with the third axis of rotation such that the cam surface is urged into contact with the cam follower surface by the spring. The cam surface and the follower surface are shaped such that when the first gear rotates, the first gear is caused repeatedly to retract and then to advance, breaking chips that are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: PV Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Veres
  • Patent number: 7500811
    Abstract: A collet chuck for retaining a thread cutting tool with a sleeve is axially movable in the interior and has a mechanism for retaining the thread cutting tool. To shorten the tool changing times it is provided that the mechanism for retaining the tool is an axially movable quick-change sleeve guided in the collet chuck or in the sleeve, which quick-change sleeve is developed such that it is stayed via a spring, axially with respect to the sleeve and a clamping body for clamping a tool is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Zettl GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Pfob
  • Publication number: 20090010727
    Abstract: A tapping tool having a guide body, a driver for longitudinal movement of a tap within the guide body, and a pump for lubricating the tap. A keyway in the outer body of guide body mates with an indexing key in a rotatable indexing holder of a turret press, which causes the guide body to rotate in sync with the turret press. A driver cylinder is centrally disposed in the guide body. The driver is adapted for sliding, mating engagement within the driver cylinder. A chamber in the lubrication pump holds the lubrication which is ejected by the pump onto the tap. Lubrication is ejected onto the tap through a normally closed ejector inlet that is opened by downward movement of a plunge pin against the lubrication in the chamber. The ejector is sized to restrict the flow of lubrication from the ejector outlet, which creates back pressure in the lubrication chamber. The back pressure forces a ball to close the lubrication conduit when the plunge pin moves downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory S. Ferry, Steven H. Thomson
  • Patent number: 7462004
    Abstract: A drill fixture enabling drilling through hard objects in a confined area includes a housing, a threaded rod connected with the housing, and a tubular adjustment sleeve rotatably connected with the rod. A drill is arranged in the housing and has a drill bit extending in a forward direction. The sleeve is rotated relative the threaded rod for displacement along the length of the rod until the sleeve engages a fixed surface opposite the object to be drilled. With the sleeve rear portion engaging the fixed surface, further rotation of the sleeve displaces the housing in a forward direction during rotation of the drill bit so that the bit bores through the hard object until a hole is formed. Rotation of the sleeve in the opposite direction causes the drill bit to be retracted from the object. In lieu of a rotatable sleeve, a piston may be provided which is extended and retracted relative to the housing to provide a linear drilling force to the drill bit relative to a fixed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Smart Tools Inc.
    Inventor: James Kenneth Kopp
  • Patent number: 7441993
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for making connections to pipes and pressure vessels while they are under pressure employs a first drive mechanism for delivering a cutting tool to the pipe or vessel wall and a second separate drive mechanism for powering the movement of the cutting tool through the wall. The long linear travel associated with the transit of the cutter to the wall is divorced from the short cutter travel required to perform the actual cuffing operation. This allows the two long and short travel systems to be designed independently of one another, and engineering compromises between them can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Clear Well Subsea Limited
    Inventor: Keith Roderick Evans
  • Patent number: 7270194
    Abstract: A pneumatic drilling machine is provided, comprising a pneumatic motor, a circuit for connecting the motor to a source of compressed air, a tool holder spindle, and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism comprises a coupling shaft which can be moved to select a first mode of driving the spindle and a second method of driving the spindle. The mechanism has a driving cycle which comprises a stationary mode at the beginning and end of the cycle, and at least one phase for driving the spindle according to the first driving method, then a phase for driving the spindle according to the second driving method, then the stopping of the supply of air to the motor. A supply valve of the circuit is controlled pneumatically by the drive mechanism to interrupt the supply of compressed air to the motor at the end of the driving cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: P.V. Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Veres
  • Patent number: 7192223
    Abstract: A servo motor driven tapping unit for in die installation has a tap holder pitch adapter assembly mounted for removal while the unit is in the die to facilitate tap and pitch adapter replacement. In one embodiment, the tap holder pitch adapter assembly extends transversely to the servo motor axis, and is offset in another embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Danly IEM, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Chun, Michael Hajjar, Frank Madej, Alexander B. Leibman
  • Patent number: 7137762
    Abstract: A device for tapping a conduit, which conducts a flowing fluid, comprises a housing, which has a principal part, a fixing part running flush with the principal part for fixing to the conduit and an outlet part for discharging fluid from the tapped conduit. A rotating cutting device is provided in the principal part, said device being displaceable from a retracted first position into an extended second position, in which a section of the wall is cut out of the conduit. A telescopic shaft, which is fixed on one side to the principal part and on the other side to the cutting device, is provided. The telescopic shaft has at least two segments that can be displaced in relation to each other in a sealed manner and is fixed to the principal part in a sealed manner. The telescopic shaft does not protrude beyond the principal part as a result of its axial extensibility or retractability, thus ensuring a compact construction and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: agru Kunststofftechnick GmbH
    Inventors: Gerald Severa, Andreas Pornbacher
  • Patent number: 7069829
    Abstract: A portable boring/facing machine using a single drive motor for rotating a boring bar and for either axially translating a cutting head assembly along the bar or radially moving the blade of the cutting head assembly using a lead screw. The machine utilizing two mounting brackets is attachable to the workpiece for alignment with the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventors: Donato L. Ricci, Martin A. Gardzinski
  • Patent number: 7066690
    Abstract: A boring apparatus and method for in-situ repair of motor vehicle axles includes a universal mounting plate assembly for attachment to a vehicle axle, both longitudinal (on-axis) and transverse (radial) adjustment assemblies, a bearing assembly and a boring bar and drive assembly having a pair of motor drive units for rotating (speed) and axially advancing (feed) the boring bar. The longitudinal and transverse adjustment assemblies facilitate use of the boring apparatus on a wide variety of vehicle and truck axles from virtually all manufacturers to repair broken axles or damaged bearing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Precision Machining Corp.
    Inventor: James L. Ebert
  • Patent number: 7048479
    Abstract: A machining tool has a tool holder aligned on an axis of rotation ? of its shaft, which axis ? is oblique to the axis of rotation of a spindle at a predetermined angle ?. Accordingly, the machining tool may perform oblique machining of a workpiece. A power transmission mechanism that transmits rotation of the spindle to the machining tool is formed as an attachment to the spindle and includes a rotatable shaft, a second bevel drive gear, a second bevel driven gear, and a feed shaft. Further, a feed mechanism which feeds the machining tool along the axis ? of the rotatable shaft is formed of the attachments, the rotatable shaft; the second bevel drive gear and the second bevel driven gear, a first bevel drive gear a first bevel driven gear, a male screw member, and the feed shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Murai, Nobuaki Shirato
  • Patent number: 7048077
    Abstract: A pneumatic drilling machine is provided, comprising a pneumatic motor, a circuit for connecting the motor to a source of compressed air, a tool holder spindle, and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism comprises a coupling shaft which can be moved to select a first mode of driving the spindle and a second method of driving the spindle. The mechanism has a driving cycle which comprises a stationary mode at the beginning and end of the cycle, and at least one phase for driving the spindle according to the first driving method, then a phase for driving the spindle according to the second driving method, then the stopping of the supply of air to the motor. A supply valve of the circuit is controlled pneumatically by the drive mechanism to interrupt the supply of compressed air to the motor at the end of the driving cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: P.V. Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Veres
  • 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: 6802678
    Abstract: In a tapping unit according to the invention, the tap is held in a tap-carrier which is screwed into a pattern retained and fixed against rotation in a casing. The tap, the tap-carrier and the pattern form a subassembly mobile with limited amplitude in axial translation and radial displacement inside the casing, so that the tap can follow unwanted movements of the part being tapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Pronic
    Inventor: Jean-Noël Augis
  • Patent number: 6601605
    Abstract: An end-cap lockingly securable to the end of the pipe at the same time a secondary action such as a branch line is formed to the main pipe line. The end cap housing has an integral branch forming member to allow a user to lock the end cap to the pipe by forming a branch line on the side of the pipe with the end cap housing sandwiching the end of a pipe between a pipe insert and a pipe receptor in the end cap housing. The pipe receptor includes an insert having a sealing surface, which when engaged to the interior surface of a pipe, forms a leak-proof relationship with the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: King Technology of Missouri Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6565293
    Abstract: A pneumatic machine tool includes a telescopic spindle having a drive shaft driven in rotation by a pneumatic motor. A hollow shaft is slidingly mounted on the drive shaft. A tool holder is associated with the hollow shaft and is driven in translation by a control device. The control device includes a carriage driven in translation by an endless screw via a nut carried by the carriage. The endless screw is driven in rotation by an electric motor. The character is provided with a force sensor designed to measure the thrust exerted on the tool holder and connected to a central processing unit in which is stored an algorithm for processing the signal delivered by the sensor and for monitoring the advance of the tool carried by the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Recoules S.A.
    Inventor: Marcel Desmoulins
  • 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: 6547496
    Abstract: An in-die tapping unit for a press in which two ball screw mechanisms are driven by closing motion between two housing pieces caused by press actuation. Both ball screw mechanisms rotate a central drive gear which causes rotation and axial advance of a pitch adapter sleeve axially advanced by a threaded engagement with a fixed pitch adapter hub, the movable pitch adapter carrying a tap holder, which rotates and advances a tap inserted therein. A striker pad and acceleration spring reduces the shock loading of the unit when the press engages the upper housing piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Danly IEM, division of Connell Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Victor Chun, Michael Hajjar, Frank Madej
  • Patent number: 6510865
    Abstract: A hollow tap having an axially outward extending cutting tooth so that when the cutting tooth is brought into rotational pressure engagement with a resilient tubing the cutting tooth cuts a hole partially through the resilient tubing leaving a coupon hingedly but securely attached to the resilient tubing to maintain the coupon in an out-of-the-way condition within the resilient tubing. Continued rotation of the tap within a saddle brings a sealing surface on the cutting tube into fluid tight seal with the resilient tubing to provide a branch outlet to the resilient tubing though the tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., Glenn M. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 6322298
    Abstract: Within the hermetically sealed interior of a housing 9, a driving bevel gear 15 is fixedly secured to an input shaft 12 coupled via a rotation transmission cable 5 to an output shaft of a drive unit. A spindle 19 rotates jointly and coaxially with the driving bevel gear 15, which meshes with a driven bevel gear 17 coupled in such a manner as to allow a relative displacement in the axial direction. The spindle 19 has an externally threaded portion 19A screwed in an internally threaded portion 20A of a master metal 20. The spindle 19 has one end protruding from the housing 9 to the exterior, the one end being provided with a spindle chuck 21 for retaining a tap T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Yoshinori Wada
  • Patent number: 6305446
    Abstract: A cutting machine comprises first (10) and second (12) work piece support means, said means including opposed surfaces operable to grip a work piece and move it in a controlled manner in a first dimension, and first (14) and second (16) cutting tools disposed substantially between the first and second work piece supported means such that they are operable to approach and cut the work piece from opposite sides, wherein each cutting tool is movable in second and third dimensions that are substantially orthogonal to the first dimension and to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Nicholas Timothy Showan
  • Publication number: 20010010783
    Abstract: This pneumatic machine tool comprises a telescopic spindle (18) having a drive shaft (28) driven in rotation by a pneumatic motor (14) and on which is slidingly mounted a hollow shaft (36) with which a tool holder (30) is associated and which is driven in translation by control means (24) comprising a carriage (38) driven in translation by an endless screw (42) via a nut (40) carried by the carriage (38), the said endless screw being driven in rotation by an electric motor, and is characterized in that the carriage is provided with a force sensor (52; 55) designed to measure the thrust exerted on the tool holder (30) and connected to a central processing unit in which is stored an algorithm for processing the signal delivered by the sensor and for monitoring the advance of the tool carried by the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Publication date: August 2, 2001
    Applicant: RECOULES S.A.
    Inventor: Marcel Desmoulins
  • Patent number: 6231278
    Abstract: A differential positive feed mechanism that is coupled in-line or axially with a drill, reamer or cutter for use in limited access areas and feeds the tool into a workpiece when driven by an external rotary power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul R. Gehlsen
  • Patent number: 6105595
    Abstract: An automatic fluid valve (25) includes a drive member (32) having an aperture (43) and a driven member (54). The automatic fluid valve (25) also includes at least one torque transfer member (38) for transferring torque from the drive member (37) to the driven member (54) and at least one elastic member (36) disposed between the drive member (32) and the driven member (54). The at least one elastic member (36) is responsive to a force transferred by the driven member (54). The automatic fluid valve (25) also includes a fluid blocking member (30) disposed within the aperture (43) for selectively allowing or preventing the flow of fluid (100) through the aperture (43). The fluid blocking member (30) is responsive to compression or decompression of the at least one elastic member (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Co.
    Inventor: Sam C. Jensen
  • Patent number: 6019551
    Abstract: An extractor comprising (a) a frame being configurable in an extracting position having a front and back orientation; and (b) an extractor assembly mountable to said frame for imparting a backward urging force against a drill bit lodged within said object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Internatioal Paper Company
    Inventor: Everett H. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 5951221
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting a hole through a plastic liner in a gas or other main comprises a body forming module of a train of modules adapted to travel through the main. The body has a radially movable platform carrying a cutter. The platform has four cams engaging four cams pivotally mounted on tie-bars. Advancing movement of the platform pushes the cams outwardly causing support legs to move outwardly and to cause four slave legs carried by the support legs to engage the plastic liner. Further advancing movement of the platform causes the cutter to engage the liner and also holds the support legs in their advanced position as noses on the cams traverse the faces of the cams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: BG plc
    Inventor: Derek Stoves
  • Patent number: 5908271
    Abstract: A telescopic spindle for a machine tool. The spindle has a sleeve at its rear end and the end of the spindle can slide inside the sleeve over a "compensation" stroke C1, the sleeve being capable of entering inside the body of the machine to travel over a stroke C2, so that the total stroke of the spindle is equal to C1+C2. This serves to reduce the total amount of space taken up by the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Recoules (S.A.)
    Inventor: Michel Bureller
  • Patent number: 5352070
    Abstract: Supplemental apparatus for a hand-held power drill that uses the rotational movement of the drill for both rotating a drill bit and advancing the drill bit into the work piece. In one form the illustrated apparatus comprises a separate attachment that includes a base for releasibly attaching to a hand drill. The base supports a moveable support unit for releasibly holding a selected drill bit in a position to be advanced into the work piece to drill a desired hole. A transmission mechanism on the base is connected to the support unit and transmits rotation from the chuck of the drill so as to both (1) rotate the drill bit, and (2) move the drill bit forwardly relative to the base into the work piece. The power drill connects to the attachment from the side so that it is disposed generally at right angles to the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Inventor: Henry Tehrani
  • Patent number: 5350259
    Abstract: A portable boring machine comprises a casing (1) at the interior of which a boring spindle (4) is rotatably supported and axially movable, wherein normally to the axis a number of through-holes (5) are machined, being parallel and spaced for housing, in a manner so that they can be locked in the desired position, at least one boring tool (6), said casing (1) being surrounded integrally by a housing (2), provided with a handle (3), at the interior of which there are located a first motor (28) and a second motor (33), respectively, for the rotation and the axial movement of said boring spindle (4), there being also provided means (24), (26) for the adjustment of the cutting blade of said drilling spindle, as well as a control unit (42) for the control of the several functions of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignees: Evangelista Russo, Rinaldo Siracusa
    Inventor: Evangelista Russo
  • Patent number: 5282704
    Abstract: Portable drilling apparatus provided with a support by means of which it can be secured to a work member and mounting means for a cutting tool including a mounting member having a vertically extending elongate part within which a drive spindle is rotatably mounted, the drive means including an elongate toothed gearwheel driven by a motor held in a fixed position in the support, a toothed gear carried by the drive spindle engaging the elongate gearwheel and sliding axially relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignees: David A. Screen, Michael D. Wooley
    Inventor: David A. Screen
  • Patent number: 5250007
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for forming a thread of varying pitch by utilizing a threading assembly which includes a plurality of threading elements having thread cutting or forming portions on the different elements for engaging the work piece at different locations, with the assembly and work piece being driven both rotatively and at the same time axially relative to one another to form the thread. The rate of axial advancement per revolution between the work piece and each of the threading elements is varied, and the elements of the assembly are also shifted axially relative to one another during the rotary and axial movement, to give the thread its varying pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Inventor: William P. Green
  • Patent number: 5248230
    Abstract: A device for tapping within die comprising a power guide means, a transmission means and a tapping means in which the power guide means can transmit power from horizontal displacement of a rack via a gear train in the transmission means to drive a rotating spiral gear to rotate and consequently cause a tapping unit in the tapping means to rotate and displace axially upon action of a guide spiral sleeve and a resistance element, and to tap by overcoming frictional resistance of the resistance element that permits the guide spiral sleeve to rotate freely so that pitch can be adjusted automatically for tapping in different pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Inventor: Ming-Chin Chung
  • Patent number: 5238338
    Abstract: A machining device is described which, after an old mains conduit has been decontaminated, that is, after it has been covered with a fluid-tight sheath, permits the obstructed secondary branches to be restored from inside the conduit.This device is made up of two modules, the first mitting the longitudinal and angular positioning of the piercing tool placed on the second module.A motor permits giving simultaneously the movement of rotation and that of advance of the tool by a set of gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: Canalcrab S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Stucky
  • Patent number: 5173015
    Abstract: An in-die tapping tool having particular application to a progressive die method for threading holes in a sheet metal workpiece. The tapping includes a transmission system comprising a threaded shaft assembly and a planetary roller nut. The roller nut is adapted to move axially along the shaft assembly in response to an impact force applied to the tapping tool during the downstroke of the press. The movement of the roller nut causes the shaft assembly to rotate, which rotation is imparted to a threaded lead screw to cause the lead screw to simultaneously rotate and ride axially along a threaded wall of a hollow cylindrical body. The rotational and axial movements of the lead screw through the cylindrical body are transferred to the tap to correspondingly induce a rotation and advancement of the tap towards the workpiece having the holes to be threaded. However, the axial location of the rotatable shaft assembly relative to the workpiece remains unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Inventor: Scott D. Maynard
  • Patent number: 5157822
    Abstract: A plate working machine comprising a metal plate supporting table (1), a pair of rails (2, 3) extending along the sides of the table (1), a driven support means (4) for travel along the rails (2, 3), said support means comprising a spaced pair of support beams (5, 6) extending from one rail (2) to the other (3) and joined at either end by cross members (7, 8). A drilling assembly (9) is mounted on tracks (10, 11) mounted on the beams (5, 6) and a plasma profiling head (12) is carried by the drilling assembly (9) and extends over the beam (6) and downwardly towards a position adjacent the table (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Farley Cutting Systems Australia Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter A. Farley