With Signal, Indicator, Illuminator Or Optical Means Patents (Class 408/16)
  • Patent number: 10894304
    Abstract: A system for image guided assembly of a structure, the structure defining an interior area accessible through at least one access opening, the interior area including at least one fastener hole. The system including a first fastening tool including an arm with first and second ends; and a support plate on the first end, the support plate including at least one connection member to securely retain a fastener therein, the at least one connection member configured to facilitate alignment of the fastener with the at least one fastener hole; an image capturing device disposed on the arm first end configured to generate a captured image of the interior area; a light source associated with the arm first end, the light source configured to generate light at the first end of the arm; and a display device located outside the interior area for displaying the captured image of the interior area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Grant M. Beall
  • Patent number: 10786912
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a magnifier defines a longitudinal axis A. The magnifier includes an arm with a distal end and a proximal end. A magnifying pane is located at the distal end and an engagement member is located at the proximal end. In various embodiments, the arm includes a distal segment, a mid segment, and a proximal segment. The distal segment is generally linear having a length L1 projected onto the longitudinal axis and is angled about 45 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis A. The mid segment is generally concave having a length L2 projected onto the longitudinal axis A. The proximal segment that is curved having a length L3 projected onto the longitudinal axis A and is convergent relative to the longitudinal axis A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: West Coast Chain Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Jesus Flores, Andrew Castaneda, Edwin S. Fung
  • Patent number: 10639769
    Abstract: An installation guide for installing a screw at a predetermined angle relative to a reference plane is disclosed. The installation guide includes a housing configured for releasable connection to a bit. The housing includes a channel being sized and shaped to receive the bit therein for retaining the housing on the bit. The channel allows the bit to rotate relative to the housing. An indicator is supported by the housing and is configured for movement relative to the housing to indicate an angle of the housing relative to a reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Steven Brekke
  • Patent number: 10399198
    Abstract: A drill press laser alignment device includes a rigid plate that is attachable to the column of the drill press above the table. A plurality of cylindrical support posts carried by the plate engage the column to fixedly orient the plate relative to the table. A pair of laser modules mounted rotatably to the plate produce respective planar laser beams that are projected perpendicularly against the table such that the beam appears as a laser line on the table. The laser modules are manipulated to produce a laser crosshair alignment marking wherein the projected laser lines intersect at a point operatively aligned with the axis of the drill bit. This forms a target for accurately positioning a workpiece to be drilled on the table below the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Barry Douglas Wixey
  • Patent number: 10272548
    Abstract: An electric screwdriver includes a motor having a motor shaft, a handle housing for accommodating the motor, an output shaft at least partly protruding from the handle housing, a transmission device for enabling the motor shaft to drive the output shaft to rotate around a first axis, an exploring antenna for detecting whether an object is charged, an operating switch coupled to the handle housing for controlling the motor, a first wire stripping member fixedly mounted to the handle housing; and a second wire stripping member rotatably connected to the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHERVON (HK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Gan Wei, Wu Chen, Shichun Tao
  • Patent number: 10040156
    Abstract: An apparatus for the collection, gathering, and disposal of the debris that is created when drilling a hole into a vertical surface. The ‘Disposable Drill Debris Eliminator’ (DDDE) is designed and constructed in a very simple manner and is thus very inexpensive to manufacturer; the DDDE is designed and constructed so that it is foldable, stackable, and thus very compact; the DDDE it is disposable; the DDDE contains in its design, a method of alignment, which enables the user to align the drill more easily to the intended hole position in a more perpendicular manner; the DDDE contains in it's design and construction, a device that enables the user to control the depth of the hole being drilled; and the DDDE is re-positionable for many uses because the adhesive strength is of the strength of re-positionable sticker notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: James Anzai Castillo
  • Patent number: 9992877
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for a vehicle may include a flexible printed circuit board of which at least one lighting source may be mounted on an upper surface of the flexible printed circuit board, and a cover which may be made of flexible material, and connected on the printed circuit board for the at least one lighting source to be disposed within the cover, wherein the cover distributes a light emitted from the at least one lighting source to an upper direction of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehong Kim, Young Sub Oh, Bock Cheol Lee, Dong Gon Kang
  • Patent number: 9434041
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a mechanical hand tool device, in particular a fret and/or a reciprocating saw device, including a locating unit having at least one antenna. The locating unit is configured to detect objects outside a workpiece and to detect objects inside the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Reiner Krapf, Heiko Sgarz, Ernie Fischer
  • Patent number: 9248510
    Abstract: A guiding tool for the drill bit of a drilling apparatus and a method of making drills. The tool includes a body with an orifice for passage of the drill bit and a base with at least three protruding feet for resting on the working surface. The feet are configured with inner holes with an outlet at its ends. The tool is connected to a pneumatic device of pressurized gas supply which includes a signal indicative of correct positioning of the tool for performing a drill when a simultaneous blocking of gas output in said feet is produced when all of them are in contact with said working surface; the tool including a pressurized gas pipeline up to said feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: EADS Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Martinez Quintero
  • Patent number: 9168632
    Abstract: Power honing/grinding machine for the finishing of cylindrical gears with external toothing tools, comprising a workpiece clamping unit having a first electrospindle rotatable about a first axis, and a tool-holder unit having a second electrospindle rotatable about a second axis, in which the movement of rotation of the second electrospindle about the second axis is synchronized with the movement of rotation of the first electrospindle about the first axis, wherein the first electrospindle has an external stator and an internal rotor and the second electrospindle has an internal stator and an external rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samputensili France S.a.r.L.
    Inventor: Alberto Miletto Petrazzini
  • Patent number: 9044812
    Abstract: A jig and a method for modifying a casing in a turbine system are disclosed. The jig includes a body and a protrusion extending from the body. The protrusion is configured for engaging a hole defined in a spot face on the casing. The jig further includes at least one machining passage defined in the body, the machining passage provided for machining the casing therethrough, and at least one alignment feature configured on the body, the at least one alignment feature provided for aligning the jig with respect to the casing. The method includes engaging a jig with a hole defined in a spot face on the casing, aligning the jig with respect to the casing, and machining at least one installation hole into the casing through the spot face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Lawrence Brown Farr, II
  • Publication number: 20150104263
    Abstract: In a machine tool in which a spindle head is driven by a spindle head drive motor via a ball screw/nut mechanism, tools of different weights are each installed in the spindle head beforehand, a load torque applied to the spindle head drive motor is obtained, and relational data between the tool weight and the load torque is stored. When each tool is installed in the spindle head, the weight of the tool is estimated from, the load torque detected by a load torque detection unit while the spindle head is stopped, and the relational data between the tool weight and load torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Gaku ISOBE
  • Publication number: 20150086285
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for drilling a hole through a first part and a second part. An image of a first pilot hole in the first part may be generated using an imaging system. A first feature related to the first pilot hole in the first part may be identified based on the image. A second feature related to a second pilot hole in the second part may be identified based on the image. A drilling vector for drilling the hole through the first part and the second part may be identified based on the first feature and the second feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Norman
  • Publication number: 20150023748
    Abstract: Drilling apparatus and method, the apparatus comprising: a first robot (10); a first member (30) (e.g. a pressure foot) and a drilling tool (38) both coupled to the first robot (10); a second robot (12); and a second member (52) coupled to the second robot (12); wherein the apparatus is arranged to press the members (30, 52) against opposite sides of a part to be drilled (2, 100) (e.g. an aircraft panel) so as to hold the part (2, 100) and prevent deflection of at least a portion of the part (2, 100); and the first member (30) and the drilling tool (38) are arranged such that the drilling tool (38) may drill into the portion of the part (2, 100) of which deflection is opposed from the side of the part (2, 100) pressed against by the first member (30). The robots (10, 12) may be robotic arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Carberry, Austin James Cook
  • Patent number: 8925169
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a drilling thrust of a hand-operated drill includes a thrust-indicator assembly for attaching between a drill motor and a drill chuck of the hand-operated drill to indicate the drilling thrust. A method of indicating a drilling thrust asserted on a hand-operated drill includes: attaching a thrust-indicator assembly between a drill motor and a drill chuck of a hand-operated drill; and indicating, with the thrust-indicator assembly, a drilling thrust asserted on the drill chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Isaac Charles Schevers
  • Publication number: 20140363244
    Abstract: A drill bit includes a shank, a transition portion, and a body portion defining a plurality of axially stacked, progressively sized steps. The steps include a first step and a terminal step coupled to the transition portion. The first step defines two tip flutes each disposed at a tip flute angle. The body portion defines two body flutes each extending from the first step to the transition portion and disposed at a body flute angle different from the tip flute angle. The drill bit includes a bit tip disposed at the distal end of the body portion and having a chisel edge, a first chisel surface on one side of the chisel edge, and a second chisel surface on an opposite side of the chisel edge. The first chisel surface defines a first relief angle. The second chisel surface defines a second relief angle different from the first relief angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas W. Allen, Courtney D. McCool, Smith C. Theiler, Richard Hohnl, JR.
  • Patent number: 8899886
    Abstract: The different advantageous embodiments may provide an apparatus comprising a vision system, a drilling tool, and a system controller. The vision system may be configured to generate data about a number of laser signatures on a surface of a workpiece. The drilling tool may be configured to drill a number of holes in the surface of the workpiece. The system controller may be configured to generate drilling instructions for the drilling tool using the data generated by the vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James B. Castle, Dennis R. Mathis, Richard J. Steckel
  • 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: 20140321932
    Abstract: A boring apparatus, such as a drilling apparatus for forming holes in pressurised pipes, comprises a cutting head (5) mounted to a distal end of a boring bar (2) which is itself connected to a feed screw (3) by a feed nut so that relative rotation between the boring bar (2) and the feed screw (3) cause the cutting head (5) and boring bar (2) to traverse axially along the feed screw (3) whilst the cutting head (5) is rotated for cutting. The apparatus has a main drive motor arranged to drive the cutting head (5), boring bar (2) and a main drive shaft (4). The main drive shaft (4) and the feed screw (3) are operably connected at the proximal end through a pair of adjacent coaxial planetary gear assemblie (6) whose planetary gear carriers are liked to rotate in unison about the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: FURMANITE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark Burton
  • Publication number: 20140301797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and to a method for machining, in particular, drilling printed circuit boards (PCB) having several conductive layers (Ln). The device has a drilling spindle (2) bearing an interchangeable drilling tool (1). The drilling tool (1) has a lateral surface that has a non-conducting layer (9) at least in sections, and a core (8) that is conductive at least in sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SKYBRAIN VERMOGENSVERWALTUNGS GMBH
    Inventors: Jochem Berkmann, Bernd Fokuhl, Markus Winterschladen
  • Patent number: 8851698
    Abstract: The present invention is an articulating hand power tool which in one embodiment includes a head portion including a head housing configured to articulate with a main housing, a bit holder rotatably positioned within the head housing, and a lighting assembly configured to emit a first elongated beam pattern from the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jon Parrinello
  • Publication number: 20140255114
    Abstract: A portable adjustable multiple end drill device comprises a rotary power source communicating with a plurality of end drill units. The device includes restraints for holding the rotary power source and a hearing rigidly attached to the restraints for rotating the device. The device includes two end-caps, each of which is connected to a respective arm directly or via at least one modular extension of a respective arm. The end-caps are also connected to guide bars and a splined power transmission shaft. The device imparts a set of rectilinearly aligned work areas of a work piece, which work areas are respectively and simultaneously drilled by the respective drill bits. A rectilinear position of each end drill unit can be adjusted mechanically. Each drill bit holder, or base, holding a respective drill bit or fastener bit is rotated by a system of bearing-journaled drive gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin Diamond
  • Publication number: 20140248099
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool head having a main body (2) that is rotatable about a tool head axis (5), a slide (6) for holding a cutting tool, said slide (6) being guided on the main body (2) in a slide guide (8) in a linearly moveable manner transversely to the tool head axis (5), and a clamping device (48) for clamping the slide (6) on the main body (2). According to the invention, it is proposed that the clamping device (48) has a clamping body (50) that is adjustable parallel to the tool head axis (5), said clamping body (50), in a clamping position, pressing a sliding face (46) of the slide (6) against a guiding surface (44) of the slide guide (8) with a clamping force (FN) being introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jochen Frank, Benno Spors
  • Patent number: 8732969
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a leveling aid (102) for a drilling tool (100) is disclosed. The leveling aid (102) includes a mounting means adapted to be attached to the drilling tool (100). The leveling aid (102) further includes a level detecting device adapted to provide information of inclination of the mounting means. In particular, the level detecting device is suspended on the mounting means via a resilient assembly. The resilient assembly is adapted to absorb vibrations from the drilling tool (100) to the level detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventors: Anders Erestam, Ulf Petersson
  • Patent number: 8726942
    Abstract: A method of reducing tensile stress within a drilled element 100 at an intersection 130 between a primary bore 110 and a secondary bore 120 comprises the following steps. A first face of the drilled element 100 is loaded with a first loading element. A compressive hoop stress is generated where the first face of the drilled element 100 is loaded by the first loading element, and the intersection 130 is sufficiently close to the first face of the drilled element 100 such that the compressive hoop stress counteracts tensile stress in the drilled element 100 at the intersection 130. A suitable drilled element 100 and fluid flow systems, such as a fuel injector, including such a drilled element 100 are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg, S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Sylvain Roques
  • Patent number: 8714566
    Abstract: A power tool constructed in accordance to one example of the present teachings can include a housing having a handle and body portion. A motor can be disposed in the body portion and a drive spindle drivingly connected to the motor. A chuck can comprise a chuck spindle that supports a plurality of chuck jaws. A first sleeve can rotationally communicate with the chuck jaws to move the chuck jaws between a clamping position and a non-clamping position. An indicator mechanism can be disposed on the chuck having a first and second visual indicator. The indicator mechanism can move from a first position to a second position upon rotation of the first sleeve to a location that corresponds to a predetermined clamping force attained by the chuck jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Campbell, Christopher J. Murray
  • Patent number: 8684638
    Abstract: A precision turning tool has a rotatingly drivable tool body. A tool slide and corresponding compensating slide are displaceably mounted in the tool body. The tool slide is displaceable along an axis of adjustment aligned at right angles to an axis of rotation of the tool body. The compensating slide is automatically displaceable along an axis of compensation aligned parallel to the axis of adjustment contrary to the movement of the tool slide to compensate for any imbalance. At an end projecting out of the tool body in the direction of adjustment the tool slide has a mounting surface, on which a cutting plate carrier can be mounted. An electronic distance measuring system is provided with a display unit and an energy supply device, wherein the distance of adjustment of the tool slide can be detected by means of the distance measuring system and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wohlhaupter GmbH
    Inventor: Guenter Buck
  • Patent number: 8641332
    Abstract: A pressure detection passage and a side edge of a pressure detection member are positioned for a tip of a stylus attached to a drilling device by holding the pressure detection member on a hand-operated stage and moving the pressure detection member in the X axis direction by a micrometer head of the hand-operated stage while checking an enlarged image picked up by a microscope and displayed on a monitor, and a personal computer stores positions of the side edge of the pressure detection member and the pressure detection passage which are measured by scales of the micrometer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaneyoshi Hiraga, Jun Sawada
  • Patent number: 8602582
    Abstract: The present invention is an articulating hand power tool which in one embodiment includes a main housing extending along a longitudinal axis, a head portion including a head housing configured to articulate with a main housing along a plane in which the longitudinal axis lies, a motor positioned within the main housing, and a lighting assembly including (i) an elongated housing portion operably connected to the head portion, and (ii) an elongated lens enclosing the elongated housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jon Parrinello
  • Publication number: 20130315683
    Abstract: The adjusting device for a rotary tool contains a flexible spring, with radially adjustable cutting plates. The holder can be deflected relative to a support by a setscrew, with a pressure zone on a threadless circumferential part jointly with a complementary zone on the holder forming a wedge surface pair. During its adjustment, the cutting plate experiences a radial displacement. The annular scale has graduation marks and at least one orientation mark A conical section of the adjusting screw (8) has an angle (?/2) of 4.5 to 24°, the pitch of the setscrew (8) is 0.1 to 0.3 mm and the adjustment range is 0.1 to 5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: JOHNE & CO. PRAZISIONSWERKZEUGE GMBH
    Inventor: Johne & Co. Prazisionswerkzeuge GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130309032
    Abstract: A clamp connector emergency release tool designed for subsea operations, when normal release of a subsea clamp connector (14) is not possible, is shown and described. The tool is adapted to be handled and operated remotely by a work class ROV tool. The tool includes a clamp connector (14) adapter housing (7) arranged to engage with and connect to the clamp connector (14) body, a rotatable hole saw (11) mounted on the housing (7), a rotary motor (1) in driving connection with the hole saw (11) and a piston (3) and cylinder assembly (4,5). The piston (3) and cylinder assembly (4,5) enables advancing the rotatable hole saw (11) into the clamp connector (14) body around its jack screw, in order to separate the jack screw together with a threaded portion of said clam connector (14) in order to separate the jack screw from the clamp connector (14) body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: AKER SUBSEA AS
    Inventor: Thomas Wäseby
  • Patent number: 8574139
    Abstract: A machine tool having an automatic tool changer (ATC). The machine tool includes a gantry, a spindle extending from the gantry, a configurable work area, and an ATC adjacent to a front wall of the machine tool. The ATC includes a rotary tool magazine and a plurality of receptacles oriented radially around the rotary tool magazine configured to hold a plurality of cutting tools having cutting edges. The cutting edges of the cutting tools point radially inwardly around the rotary tool magazine, and the cutting tools are removed directly from the automatic tool changer by the spindle and brought to a part to be machined. A tool sensor may be located between the ATC and the spindle to take measurements of the cutting tool. The ATC includes at least one receptacle configured to hold a cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microlution, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Honegger, Andrew Phillip, Deepkishore Mukhopadhyay, Abhinandan Tulsian, Elizabeth Creighton
  • Publication number: 20130287508
    Abstract: A magnetic drill press includes a magnetic base coupled to a base housing for selective engagement with a ferromagnetic workpiece. A motor carriage is slidably coupled to the base housing, and an electric motor is supported by the motor carriage. A bit is received by the electric motor for rotation about a bit axis. An illumination system has at least one illuminator module coupled to a surface of the magnetic base. The at least one illuminator module is aligned to illuminate a work area of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Terry L. Timmons, Andrew M. Plowman, Gareth Mueckl, James Wekwert
  • Patent number: 8561284
    Abstract: A machining device has a machine head capable of displacement along at least three translation axes X, Y, Z for machining an immobile part fixed above the machining head. The machining head is maintained in a constant orientation by at least three articulated connecting rods. Two connecting rods define together with the machining head and with a first Y carriage, on which they are articulated, an deformable articulated parallelogram in the XZ plane. Another connecting rod is articulated on the machining head and on a second Y carriage and the second Y carriage is capable of displacement along Y on a second X carriage capable of displacement along X. The relative movement along X of the Y carriages results in a displacement in the Z direction. Several devices can be positioned in a plurality of tunnels, these tunnels being arranged so as to share several things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Andre Greffioz, Michel Vives
  • Patent number: 8545144
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an eyeglass lens which is capable of forming a hole or various shapes on an eyeglass lens is disclosed. The apparatus includes a pair of lens fixing shafts for clamping a lens; a carriage which supports and moves the lens fixing shafts; a lens rotation motor for rotating the lens fixing shafts; and a drilling part for forming a hole on the lens, wherein the drilling part includes: a drill head having a drill to which a drill bit is fixed; a drill head mover which is connected with the drill head and moves the drill head straightly; and a fixing block which supports and fixes the drill head mover on the apparatus for processing an eyeglass lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Huvitz Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Hun Kim
  • Publication number: 20130243538
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing that encloses a motor, and a collet configured to be driven to rotate by the motor. The collet defines a drill axis about which the collet is configured to rotate. The power tool also includes a sensor assembly having a front wall with a wall contact surface. The front wall includes a first wall portion and a second wall portion that define a gap therebetween. An object sensor is secured to the front wall proximate the gap. A support member includes a first end portion attached to the front wall and a second end portion attached to the housing. The support member extends from the housing to position the front wall forwardly of the collet such that the drill axis intersects the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiefan Hu, Xingjie Zhu, Hengxing Yang, Xinhui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8517642
    Abstract: A tool adapter is disclosed configured to locate a stud such as that in a wall of a structure. The adapter comprises a mounting portion configured to releasably attach externally to a tool, and a detector portion configured to detect the presence of a stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Phil Borunda
  • Publication number: 20130189041
    Abstract: A power tool includes: a motor driving an end bit; a housing accommodating the motor; a distance measuring sensor provided at the housing; and a controlling section connected to the distance measuring sensor. The controlling section is configured to exclude an abnormal value from measurement value measured by the distance measuring sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Takahiro Okubo, Kazutaka Iwata
  • Publication number: 20130156518
    Abstract: A drilling apparatus designed used to drill multiple holes in the bottom surface of an overhead surface. The drilling apparatus includes a lower frame member and an upper frame member longitudinally aligned thereover. The lower frame member includes two vertical uprights perpendicularly aligned and attached to a lower base mounted on caster wheels. A cable attached to a winch selectively lowers and raises the upper frame member over the lower frame member. Attached to the upper end of the upper frame member is a perpendicularly aligned horizontal support member. Mounted on the support member are two or more drill brackets that hold inverted drill motors each with a drill bit at a fixed location and at a fixed angle. At least one drill bracket includes a horizontal alignment flange surface that is used as an alignment surface for a laser placed on the support surface and aimed upward to the precise hole location on the overhead surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew H. Ward
  • Publication number: 20130156519
    Abstract: A guiding tool for the drill bit of a drilling apparatus and a method of making drills. The tool includes a body with an orifice for passage of the drill bit and a base with at least three protruding feet for resting on the working surface. The feet are configured with inner holes with an outlet at its ends. The tool is connected to a pneumatic device of pressurized gas supply which includes a signal indicative of correct positioning of the tool for performing a drill when a simultaneous blocking of gas output in said feet is produced when all of them are in contact with said working surface; the tool including a pressurized gas pipeline up to said feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: EADS CONSTRUCCIONES AERONAUTICAS, S.A.
    Inventor: EADS Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.
  • Publication number: 20130108385
    Abstract: A cordless magnetic drill is disclosed. The drill comprises a control unit, a motor which is connected with the control unit, a gearbox which is connected with the motor, a power source which is connected with the control unit, and a magnetic base. The gear box is used for regulating the output rotation speed of the motor. The power source is used for supplying power to the motor. The magnetic base can be an electromagnetic chuck, an electro-permanent magnetic chuck, a permanent magnetic chuck or the combination of a permanent magnetic chuck and an electromagnetic chuck. The control unit is used for controlling the operations of the motor and the power source and establishing or cutting off the connection between the power source and the motor. The cordless magnetic drill of the present invention is convenient and very safe to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Niels J. Woelders
  • Publication number: 20130071195
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a drilling thrust of a hand-operated drill includes a thrust-indicator assembly for attaching between a drill motor and a drill chuck of the hand-operated drill to indicate the drilling thrust. A method of indicating a drilling thrust asserted on a hand-operated drill includes: attaching a thrust-indicator assembly between a drill motor and a drill chuck of a hand-operated drill; and indicating, with the thrust-indicator assembly, a drilling thrust asserted on the drill chuck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Isaac Charles Schevers
  • Patent number: 8382308
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool having working field illumination disposed in a housing, having an illumination mechanism and a transparent element which allows the light from the illumination mechanism to be led out toward the working field. A light beam can be deflected between the illumination mechanism and the transparent element. According to the invention, the transparent element forms a region of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Hecht, Jens Brennenstuhl, Heiko Roehm
  • Patent number: 8376671
    Abstract: An ID tag (27) is attached to a bottom surface (31) of a hollow portion (17) of a tool holder (11) having a hollow taper shank. Concretely, a circular recess (33) is formed on bottom surface (31) of hollow portion (17), and ID tag (27) is attached in recess (33) by means of adhesive or the like. The center of circular recess (33) coincides with a rotation axis of tool holder (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hiroo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8375541
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a drill motor assembly (100) including a drill motor (102) and a housing guide assembly (104). The housing guide assembly in turn includes a base (106) and a mast (108) pivotally and adjustably attached thereto. A male slide (110) on the mast (108) slidably and precisely engages a female slide (112) on the drill motor (102). To drill a precise hole using the drill motor assembly (100), the operator simply adjusts the mast (108) to the desired angle relative to the base (106), engages the slides (110) and (112), activates the drill motor (102), and moves the drill motor (102) along the mast (108) until the drilling operation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Wisler Beachy, Jay Jeffrey Kakuk, Robert Lawrence Buckley
  • Publication number: 20130039708
    Abstract: An adjustable hole cutter for cutting a hole with a predetermined diameter in sheet or panel material includes a blade holder that moves along a track or slot to alter a diameter of the cut hole; a blade arc adjuster coupled to the blade holder; and one or more replaceable blade segments coupled to the blade holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce Winter Stenman
  • Publication number: 20130034395
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a leveling aid (102) for a drilling tool (100) is disclosed. The leveling aid (102) includes a mounting means adapted to be attached to the drilling tool (100). The leveling aid (102) further includes a level detecting device adapted to provide information of inclination of the mounting means. In particular, the level detecting device is suspended on the mounting means via a resilient assembly. The resilient assembly is adapted to absorb vibrations from the drilling tool (100) to the level detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Anders Erestam, Ulf Petersson
  • Publication number: 20130028674
    Abstract: A drilling device drilling to a desired depth without a gauge. The drilling device includes a distance sensor positioned on an imaginary line spanning between a front end of the housing and a hand gripped portion. The distance sensor is away form a front end of a gear housing by a distance Ls. The distance sensor provides an effective measurement range. The relationship of L1?Ls and Ls+Lb?L2 is satisfied where L1 represents a distance between the distance sensor and a point closest to the distance sensor and defining a lower limit of the effective measurement range, L2 represents a distance between the distance sensor and a point farthest from the distance sensor and defining an upper limit of the effective measurement range, and Lb represents a distance between the front end of the housing and a tip end of the end bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi KoKi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Okubo, Satoshi Abe, Kazutaka Iwata
  • Publication number: 20130017027
    Abstract: A through-hole depth measurement device includes a cutting force sensor configured and mountable in a position to sense cutting force exerted by a drill bit of a drill against a workpiece or stack of workpieces. A controller is coupled to the force sensor, is coupleable to a workpiece surface position sensor, and is configured to record the through-hole depth of the workpiece or stack of workpieces in response to signals received from the workpiece surface position sensor when the drill bit reaches a drill bit exit point. The cutting force sensor is configured and positionable to sense cutting force transmitted between a drill spindle and a spindle housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Russell L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120328381
    Abstract: A drilling apparatus and control method is disclosed. An auxiliary device can be connected to a drilling machine. The auxiliary device includes a camera aligned in a working direction for recording an image of a working surface and a drill hole generated by the drilling machine. An image processing device is provided for identifying the drill hole in the image. Based on a distance from the drill hole to a reference point in the image, an evaluation device determines a distance from the drilling machine to the workpiece. A display device serves to indicate the determined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peer Schmidt, Roland Schaer, Alexander Liniger, David Leuzinger